Prezir Debuts Full-Album Stream Of Brand New EP “Contempt”

Milwaukee’s Prezir debuts the full-album stream of the band’s brand new EP “Contempt”, out now via Bandcamp. Featuring guitarist/bassist Rory Heikkila (Shroud of Despondency), vocalist/lyricist Luka Djordjevic (Khazaddum), and drummer Brian Serzynski (Pigs Blood), “Contempt” is an iniquitous and undeniably feral blend of death, black, and thrash metal with influences inclusive of early Emperor, early Enslaved, Grand Belial’s Key, Arghoslent, Morbid Angel, Deicide, and Destroyer 666.

Check out now “Contempt” in its entirety below.

Contempt by Prezir

Drums on Contempt were tracked by Dan Klein at Iron Hand Audio. Everything else as recorded and produced by the band in 2017. Mixing by Rory Heikkila.

Track Listing:

1. How God Loves
2. Devotee Decree
3. Holy Men of Putridity
4. The Legend of the Five Suns
5. Dar al-Harb
6. Serpents in the House of Ra

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Lago Signs With Unique Leader Records

Unique Leader Records is proud to announce the signing of Phoenix, Arizona-based death metal quartet Lago for the release of the band’s impending second LP. Lago comments:

“With this record, we are really trying to step outside of the box that we’ve created for ourselves. Our previous stuff is very heavily influenced by Morbid Angel and Emperor, and though those influences are still very heavy in our sound, we really want to make sure we just aren’t going to put out the same record as our last one, ‘Tyranny.’

“A lot of the new stuff we’re doing is exclusively two-part guitar. We wouldn’t go and call this a prog record, but in terms of what’s going on within the songs themselves I would say the guitar work is a lot busier. Lyrically, I think you can expect a lot of similarities. Our country is a crazy place right now with the political climate and a seemingly divided population. There’s a lot of vile, and disgusting things happening, and I think that will reflect in the writing and really set the tone for the album.”

Stand by for additional info on Lago’s impending second album upon its completion in the months ahead.

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Thus Defiled Streaming “A Return To The Shadows” EP

English black metal group Thus Defiled is now streaming latest EP release, “A Return To The Shadows,” in its entirety. Partake in the blasphemy below!

“A Return To The Shadows” features one never before heard original track, “Armaggeda In Rapture,” along with four monumental covers reinterpreting songs that first helped inspire the infernal birth of Thus Defiled.

The EP is respectfully dedicated to the memories of Metallica’s Cliff Burton, Death’s Chuck Schuldiner, and Thus Defiled’s own Grant Saunders.

1. Armagedda In Rapture
2. Evil Dead (Death)
3. Creeping Death (Metallica)
4. Demon Seed (Morbid Angel)
5. Hellion (W.A.S.P.)

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“Blackhearts” Documentary Offered Free For Iranian Viewers

The producers of the award-winning documentary “Blackhearts” have had a goal to release the film in Iran since early in development, and as news of the documentary started to spread online, Iranian main character Sina began receiving messages from aspiring young metalheads finding inspiration in his story, themselves wishing to play the music they love without fear of consequences.

Preparing for the DVD release, all kinds of approaches for distribution or screening possibilities in Iran were pursued, but no traditional solutions were found. Now a geoblocked minisite has been created where all Iranians can watch the full documentary for free, and the production company Gammaglimt has reached out to spread the link below the radar of the Iranian regime. If you’re in Iran and want to view the film, send a message at Facebook here.

Sina comments: “I have received many inquiries from young musicians in Iran, both via email and through social media, who have read about me in connection with Blackhearts. In Iran, it is impossible to play black metal. It is impossible to release your music legally and concerts is also something you can forget. Through my story, they can see that it is possible!”

The story of Sina’s oppression at the hands of the Iranian government questions the role of authority in dictating what defines art; on the other end lies Kaiadas, a government oppressor who is a member of Greece’s neo-fascist political party The Golden Dawn by day and black metal musician by night. In the middle, we have Hector, a devoted Satanist and frontman for the Colombian black metal band Luciferian. All three of them exemplifying the global reach and cultural heritage of Norwegian black metal. Also featured in the film are Norwegian black metallers Keep Of Kalessin, Nocturno Culto from Darkthrone, Destructhor from Myrkskog/Zyklon/ex-Morbid Angel and Tjalve from Den Saakaldte/ex-1349.

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Suffocation Announces New European Tour Dates

Death metal pioneers Suffocation recently announced the release of new album “…Of The Dark Light” (due out on June 9th via Nuclear Blast Records). In support of this record, the band will be touring extensively to present these new tracks to the fans.

After a U.S. trip with Morbid Angel, Revocation, and Withered the New York death squad will come across the pond to play 24 shows in 12 countries. Don’t miss out on these apocalyptic European evenings, with te entire itinerary available below.

Guitarist Terrance Hobbs commented: “Looking forward to coming back to Europe and seeing all our fans! We’re going to be bringing you some new brutal tunes from our latest release ‘…Of The Dark Light.’ So prepare to go »Beyond The Dark Light« with us and see you in the pit!”

05.08. F Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans – Sylak Open Air
06.08. CH Zurich – Werk 21
07.08. D Munich – Backstage
08.08. D Dresden – Eventwerk
09.08. A Vienna – Viper Room
10.08 CZ Jaromer – Brutal Assault
11.08. SK Terchová – Terchovský Budzogan
12.08. RO Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
13.08. SRB Novi Sad – The Quarter Club
14.08. H Budapest – Dürer Kert
16.08. CH Bellinzona – Pit Club
17.08. D Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
18.08. D Wolfsburg – Hallenbad
19.08. B Méan – Metal Méan Fest
20.08. F Saint-Nolff – Motocultor Festival
22.08. D Lindau – Club Vaudeville
24.08. B Bruges – Het Entrepot
25.08. D Andernach – Death Feast Open Air
26.08. NL Eindhoven – Dynamo
27.08. UK Bristol – Bierkeller
28.08. UK Sheffield – o2 Academy
29.08. UK Glasgow – Audio
30.08. UK Newcastle – Riverside
31.08. UK London – Underworld

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Suffocation Announces New European Tour Dates

Death metal pioneers Suffocation recently announced the release of new album “…Of The Dark Light” (due out on June 9th via Nuclear Blast Records). In support of this record, the band will be touring extensively to present these new tracks to the fans.

After a U.S. trip with Morbid Angel, Revocation, and Withered the New York death squad will come across the pond to play 24 shows in 12 countries. Don’t miss out on these apocalyptic European evenings, with te entire itinerary available below.

Guitarist Terrance Hobbs commented: “Looking forward to coming back to Europe and seeing all our fans! We’re going to be bringing you some new brutal tunes from our latest release ‘…Of The Dark Light.’ So prepare to go »Beyond The Dark Light« with us and see you in the pit!”

05.08. F Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans – Sylak Open Air
06.08. CH Zurich – Werk 21
07.08. D Munich – Backstage
08.08. D Dresden – Eventwerk
09.08. A Vienna – Viper Room
10.08 CZ Jaromer – Brutal Assault
11.08. SK Terchová – Terchovský Budzogan
12.08. RO Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
13.08. SRB Novi Sad – The Quarter Club
14.08. H Budapest – Dürer Kert
16.08. CH Bellinzona – Pit Club
17.08. D Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
18.08. D Wolfsburg – Hallenbad
19.08. B Méan – Metal Méan Fest
20.08. F Saint-Nolff – Motocultor Festival
22.08. D Lindau – Club Vaudeville
24.08. B Bruges – Het Entrepot
25.08. D Andernach – Death Feast Open Air
26.08. NL Eindhoven – Dynamo
27.08. UK Bristol – Bierkeller
28.08. UK Sheffield – o2 Academy
29.08. UK Glasgow – Audio
30.08. UK Newcastle – Riverside
31.08. UK London – Underworld

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Devangelic Reveals Artwork and Track List for October Comatose Music Release “Phlegethon”

Italian Death Metal Group Devangelic has revealed the details of sophomore album “Phlegethon”. The album will be released October 27 on Comatose Music.

The artwork was created by U.S. artist Ken Sarafin (Sarafin Concepts) and is based on Dante’s Inferno; the concept revolves around a journey through the darkest and most brutal elements that characterize the masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance Poet.

Phlegethon will consist of 100% pure U.S. style brutal death metal mixed with unrelenting guitar riffs, dark atmospheres, intense blasting and ultra guttural vocals. The album will be mixed/mastered by Sasha Borovykh at TsunTsun Productions. Comatose Music will open pre-orders in the coming months. Prepare yourself for this infernal journey!

Phlegethon Track List:

1. Plagued By Obscurity
2. Mutilation Above Salvation
3. Of Maggots And Disease
4. Malus Invictus
5. Abominated Impurity Of The Oppressed
6. Condemned To Dismemberment
7. Wretched Incantations
8. Manifestation Of Agony
9. Decaying Suffering
10.Asphyxiation Upon Phlegethon
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11.He Who Sleeps (Morbid Angel cover) *
12.Abominated Impurity Of The Oppressed (Promo 2016) *

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Antropofagus Releasing New Album “Methods Of Resurrection Through Evisceration”

Antropofagus returns May 12th, 2017 with uncompromising godless ferocity – five years after the “Architecture of Lust” release, this Italian death metal beast strikes again with “Methods of Resurrection Through Evisceration” (M.O.R.T.E.), a journey into life, death, resurrection and the descent into the darkest depths of self.

Guitarist Francesco and Vocalist Tya had this to say about the forthcoming Comatose Music release: “We decided to go with a warmer and fatter tone this time. The songs are more straight forward and in your face than the songs on ‘Architecture of Lust’, and certainly more groovy. I’d say this is the most old school and evil Antropofagus album to date.

“Dave and I worked hard to make sure this album would have a deeper sanguineous sound, and I also went from a six string to a seven string guitar for this recording. I’d say Morbid Angel and Hate Eternal have been the strongest influences while writing this album, but the Antropofagus trademark is definitely there, so expect pure brutality! Probably our most balanced and mature album so far.”

Vocalist Tya adds: “This is definitely the Antropofagus album which we worked the most on, the one that required the highest tribute from us. As on a conceptual level, it’s drenched of my own blood. ‘M.O.R.T.E.’ is a continual succession of thoughts, shadows and nightmares shaped into music, extreme and hate-filled against all which is dogmatic to humanity’s eyes. A process of rebirth through the evisceration of my own self.”

01. Whirlwind of Initiation
02. Spawn of Chaos
03. Chants for Abyzou
04. Praise to a Hecatomb!
05. Methods of Resurrection Through Evisceration
06. Omnipotent Annihilation
07. The Abyss (Chapter 1)
08. Quintessence of Suffering
09. Deception of the Blood
10. Living in Fear (Malevolent Creation cover)

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Ekpyrosis Reveals “Asphyxiating Devotion” Album Details

In an endless quest to support underground acts that perpetuate the odor of vintage death metal, on January 23rd, 2017, Memento Mori will proudly present the debut full-length album from Italy’s Ekpyrosis, titled “Asphyxiating Devotion.”

Formed back in 2013, this four-headed squad of young deasthsters unfold an unquestionable fondness of the ugliness, the malevolence, the decrepitude, and the intensity from aural blasphemies like Morbid Angel, Nihilist, Sadistic Intent, Grotesque, Incantation, Necrophobic, and Deicide.

The “Asphyxiation Devotion” track listing will be as follows:

1. Profound Death
2. Obsessive Christendom
3. God Grotesque
4. Immolate The Denied
5. Incarnation Of Morbidity
6. Morticians Of God
7. Depths Of Tribulation
8. Blasphemous Doom
9. Unearthly Blindness

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Deathcult Announces “Beasts Of Faith” Album Release

On September 26th, Invictus Productions (in conspiracy with Iron Bonehead Productions) is proud to present the debut album of Switzerland’s Deathcult, “Beasts of Faith.”

On the heels of Invictus’ reissue of the band’s ’12 demo, Deathcult strikes with an iron-fisted statement with this full-length release. Early on, the quartet’s sound betrayed a wealth of classic influences – namely early Morbid Angel, Death, Possessed, Sepultura, and Necrovore – but the filth ‘n’ fury was certainly in place, and the band has now maximized that malevolent spirit with hook-laden songwriting and gut-churning crunch.

1. Barren Land
2. Beasts of Faith
3. Hammer of Golgotha
4. Death in July
5. A Foul Glint
6. Discreate Homunkulus
7. The Sick Within
8. Evil Dead
9. An Accurst Procession

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