Debut Album “Archaic Malevolence” Detailed By Infected Dead

From the rotten shores of the River Medway in Kent, Infected Dead has emerged to reveal details of the debut record “Archaic Malevolence,” which set for release December 8th via Hostile Media.

Six tracks of visceral death metal, brutal, catchy, influenced by subgenre leaders Aborted and The Black Dahlia Murder, as well as a love of the occult and Lovecraftian cosmic horror. The 5-piece has honed a razor-sharp sound, underlined by a trademark breakneck speed and intense live shows, which has been quickly turning heads in the U.K. underground. Pre-orders are available at this location.

Guitarist Alex Brown comments, “We are delighted to announce our union with Hostile Media for the release of our first offering. This year has been great for us and we’d like to thank them for their faith in what we do and for helping us step up to the next level. From the start of the writing process for ‘Archaic Malevolence’ it was always our intention to push ourselves. We wanted to enter uncharted territory and push the boundaries of what we could do technically and creatively. Inspired by modern day juggernauts such as Aborted, The Faceless, Nile and countless others we feel this release is the perfect balance of unrestrained brutality, infectious hooks and sinister melody from the grandiose title track to the crushing weight of ‘Invocation Of Unspeakable Gods’ this release was designed to grab you.”

“Archaic Malevolence” was produced, mixed and mastered by Wynter Prior, while Luciferium War Graphics was responsible for the epic artwork shown below.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Book Of Dead Names
2. Archaic Malevolence
3. Resurrectionist
4. Invocation Of Unspeakable Gods
5. Forced Existence
6. Samsara

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New Album “The Magickal Presence of Occult Forces” Streaming In Full From Necromante

Today, Brazilian black metal cult Necromante streams the entirety of the highly anticipated debut album “The Magickal Presence of Occult Forces” over at Necromance at this location, or just simply check it out in the player at the bottom. The band drops the album internationally today (October 6th) via Iron Bonehead Productions.

Formed in 2007, Necromante has patiently stirred its cauldron of sound over the course of a couple demos, a mini-album, and a live album. Hailing from Brazil, within that cauldron, of course, can be found ancient ingredients like Sarcofago, Vulcano, Sextrash, Mystifier, and Impurity, but the power-trio finesse forth a sound that’s less focused on tempting the corners of chaos as it is conjuring an arcane, otherworldly aura – in that sense, not dissimilar to Impurity’s classic “Into the Ritual Chamber.” However, on evidence of :The Magickal Presence of Occult Forces,” Necromante is truly a unique entity unto itself, and masterfully so.

Witness “The Magickal Presence of Occult Forces” and hail the new gods of Necromante right here:

Necromante – The Magickal Presence of Occult Forces by Iron Bonehead Productions

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Tom G. Warrior (Triptykon, ex-Celtic Frost): “I Have No Respect For Record Companies”

Spain’s TNT Radio Rock recently conducted an interview with members of Triptykon – the occult/avantgarde metal outfit formed by ex-Celtic Frost mainman Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior) at this year’s edition of the Leyendas Del Rock festival, which was held past summer at Polideportivo Municipal de Villena in Villena, Spain. You can watch the entire chat in the video below.

Being asked about the recent BMG/Noise reissues of Celtic Frost’s seminal catalog, a campaign Fischer ultimately withdrew his endorsement from because of disagreements on the content on his liner notes, Fischer states:

“I had some disagreements with BMG Records who own the rights to these albums these days, but it’s of minor importance. It was a disagreement of what should be in the booklet and what should not. It’s nothing new in the recording industry that the record company doesn’t have the same opinion as the recording artist. But as far as the sound is concerned, I’m very proud of what we’ve done, most of the credit has to go to Victor Santura. I’m very proud of the achievement.”

“I have no respect for record companies. I started in the 1980s worshipping – I wanted a record deal – I worshiped record companies. They represented, to me, the key to becoming a musician, which was my dream. But after thirty-five years of learning about myself, I’ve seen the realities of the music industry. We are fortunate enough to work with our own record company, so we have all the freedom in the world. Because we have our own record company, we can work at a very high level and professional. I don’t like to work with companies who work on a lower level of professionalism. So I sometimes lose my patience when somebody doesn’t work at the level we are used to. I didn’t spend thirty-five years in the industry to deliver mediocre. If I wanted to release something, whether it’s an old Celtic Frost album or a new Triptykon, I would like it to reflect myself or the artist on one hand. On the other hand, it should reflect the highest level of quality possible. If somebody fails to do that, yes, I’m unhappy. I think that’s a very natural instinct. My name is on the record. If a record company fucks up, my name is still on there.”

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Tom G. Warrior (Triptykon, ex-Celtic Frost): “I Have No Respect For Record Companies”

Spain’s TNT Radio Rock recently conducted an interview with members of Triptykon – the occult/avantgarde metal outfit formed by ex-Celtic Frost mainman Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior) at this year’s edition of the Leyendas Del Rock festival, which was held past summer at Polideportivo Municipal de Villena in Villena, Spain. You can watch the entire chat in the video below.

Being asked about the recent BMG/Noise reissues of Celtic Frost’s seminal catalog, a campaign Fischer ultimately withdrew his endorsement from because of disagreements on the content on his liner notes, Fischer states:

“I had some disagreements with BMG Records who own the rights to these albums these days, but it’s of minor importance. It was a disagreement of what should be in the booklet and what should not. It’s nothing new in the recording industry that the record company doesn’t have the same opinion as the recording artist. But as far as the sound is concerned, I’m very proud of what we’ve done, most of the credit has to go to Victor Santura. I’m very proud of the achievement.”

“I have no respect for record companies. I started in the 1980s worshipping – I wanted a record deal – I worshiped record companies. They represented, to me, the key to becoming a musician, which was my dream. But after thirty-five years of learning about myself, I’ve seen the realities of the music industry. We are fortunate enough to work with our own record company, so we have all the freedom in the world. Because we have our own record company, we can work at a very high level and professional. I don’t like to work with companies who work on a lower level of professionalism. So I sometimes lose my patience when somebody doesn’t work at the level we are used to. I didn’t spend thirty-five years in the industry to deliver mediocre. If I wanted to release something, whether it’s an old Celtic Frost album or a new Triptykon, I would like it to reflect myself or the artist on one hand. On the other hand, it should reflect the highest level of quality possible. If somebody fails to do that, yes, I’m unhappy. I think that’s a very natural instinct. My name is on the record. If a record company fucks up, my name is still on there.”

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New Album “IAO 269” Announced By Corpose Garden

Latin American death metal act, Corpse Garden, will be releasing the third album “IAO 269” in November 2017 via Godz ov War Productions on CD, vinyl, cassette and digitally (exact date TBA). Check out the new track “Selenomantic Ecstasies” in the player at the bottom.

“IAO 269” follows up conceptually on the previous album, “Entheogen” (2015), and takes the band into a brand new and bolder, experimental – and even trance-like – direction.

Guitarist Federico Gutiérrez comments on what influenced this direction: “music is always a response from whatever we are feeling at the moment of its creation. It is an extension of our feelings and emotions”. The album was heavily influenced by the music the band members were listening to during the creation process of the album: krautrock, 70s and 80s post-punk and ambient music among others.

“When we were crafting the music, it became more obvious that the concept of the album would be a continuation of the concept on Entheogen: It’s the harness of knowledge through the occult and realizing its power and the abilities it descends upon one’s hands”.

“IAO 269” was produced by Colin Marston and Corpse Garden. It was recorded, mixed and mastered in January 2017 by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves Studio, Queens, New York.

Stay tuned for more information on the album. In the meantime, check out the new song “Selenomantic Ecstasies” here:

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Necromante Premieres New Song “Nekrokosmick Pentagram” From Upcoming Debut Album “The Magickal Presence of Occult Forces”

Brazilian black metal outfit Necromante premieres a new song entitled “Nekrokosmick Pentagram”, taken from the band’s upcoming debut album “The Magickal Presence of Occult Forces”, which will be released by Iron Bonehead Productions on October 6.

Check out now “Nekrokosmick Pentagram” below.

We’ve also included the stream of a previously released track, “Baphomet Movement” below:

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Bloody Hammers Releasing “The Horrific Case Of Bloody Hammers” EP

Please welcome a new chapter in the mysterious world of Bloody Hammers: “The Horrific Case Of Bloody Hammers.” This very special case is a webstore & band only release strictly limited to 300 copies and due out on July 14th, 2017.

This six song EP descends from the dark mountain peaks of Transylvania, featuring somber sacral organ symphonies that slide over cruel hammering staccato riffing. The master of horror Anders Manga delivers a bombastic, powerful voice over his wife Devallia’s sinister synthesizers. The ice-cold nostalgia of 70’s b-list thrillers and horror flicks shoots through the veins directly into the heart.

Check out a video for “Blood” below. Anders Manga states: “Ultimately, the song is about the quest for freedom from oppression in any form. Many people blindly accept oppression simply because they were told to, or out of fear of retaliation from family or eternal damnation. Some never question it, because they don’t even realize they are being oppressed. If constant fear and threats prevent one from simply enjoying their life, then something needs to change.

“The budget was a little tight on this EP so we turned to Häxan, one of our favorite movies of all time, for additional footage. I remember ages ago, renting a documentary on satanism and the occult (on VHS by the way) from a local mom & pop video store. It was just a dumb typical satanic panic 80’s style documentary, but they had footage from Häxan in it, which fascinated me. It wasn’t credited on the video so it took me a long time time to find out what it was from. When I learned it was made in 1922, I was shocked. The visuals were better than some of the effects I was seeing in modern movies.”

1. Gates of Hell
2. Blood
3. The Beyond
4. Vultures Circle Overland
5. All The Colors Of The Dark
6. The Bloodsucker Leads The Dance

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Sigil Streaming Full New Album “Kingdom Of The Grave”

The Austin, TX crusty death metal destroyers from Sigil today premiere debut album “Kingdom Of The Grave” via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on CD and digital formats. In celebration of the release, all the tracks can now be streamed below.

Sigil blends classic Swedish death metal with American crust resulting in catchy, crushing chaos. Vocalist / guitarist Alex Citrone comments on the album:

“‘Kingdom of the Grave’ is pure, raw death metal with an explosive energy to it. It has themes of the occult, suicide, police brutality and a dystopian future. Fans of the old and new school will find something to love.”

In additional news, Sigil will be hosting a local CD launch in Austin, TX on April 7th at The Lost Well with support from Califorina’s Apothesary and Dallas bands Blood Royale and Maldevera. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Death Unreal (4:58)
2. Even The Gods Will Burn (3:37)
3. Lick The Blade (3:15)
4. Kingdom Of The Grave (4:09)
5. Summoning Hate (5:45)
6. Strange Aeons (4:52)
7. Bloodvisions (2:52)
8. Death Won’t Kill Me (4:04)

Kingdom Of The Grave by SIGIL

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All Hell Posts New Song “I Am The Mist”

As “The Grave Alchemist,” the impending new full-length album from North Carolina-based blackened thrash trio All Hell draws closer to release, today a lyric video for grim album closer “I Am The Mist” comes online.

Elaborates vocalist/guitarist Jacob Curwen: “The closing track ‘I Am The Mist’ is inspired by the dread inherent in the power of nature and within our own personal histories. Conceptually, it represents the ascension of the Alchemist and his integration with nature and the collective unconscious. We felt it fitting to end the album in a way that closed the events of the narrative while simultaneously widening the scope and relevance of the album’s central theme.”

A twelve-track, narrative-driven horror concept album that weaves a tale of alchemy, necromancy, and vampirism over the span of three centuries, “The Grave Alchemist” is a potent blend of violence, mysticism, psychology, and the occult, distilled into an aural elixir of Blood and Gold.

The album was captured by Kris Hilbert (The Body) and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) and will see worldwide release via Prosthetic Records April 14th. You can also see the band live:

3/24/2017 Blood Of The Wolf III – Lexington, KY
4/27/2017 The Nick – Birmingham, AL w/ New Masters Of Evil
4/28/2017 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ New Masters of Evil
4/29/2017 drkmttrD – Nashville, TN
4/30/2017 TBA – Knoxville, TN
5/04/2017 Slim’s Downtown – Raleigh, NC
5/05/2017 Raw Ink Live – Gaithersburg, MD
5/06/2017 Kung Fu Necktie (early show) – Philadelphia, PA
5/07/2017 Gallery 5 – Richmond, VA

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In The Company Of Serpents Posts Advance “Ain-Soph Aur” Album Stream

This Friday, Denver doom duo In The Company Of Serpents will officially unveil stunning new studio offering, “Ain-Soph Aur.” In advance of its release, the record has come online for an early stream – listen in below.

The six-track “Ain-Soph Aur” takes its name from the three veils of negative existence which precede the manifestation of the material universe in the philosophy of Hermetic Qabalah, a Western esoteric tradition involving mysticism and the occult. The phrase translates to “Limitless Light,” and is emblematic of the Qabalistic concepts which are central to the record.

The album was captured at Flatline Audio in Denver by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis, Cephalic Carnage) and will see independent release on March 10th, 2017 on digital and vinyl formats.

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