The Offering Signs Record Deal With Century Media

Century Media Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of The Offering. The group’s self-titled debut EP was produced by guitarist Nishad George, with engineering help from Grammy award-winning engineer Mark Fuller, and mixed and mastered by Andre Alvinzi and Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.

Check out the EP’s opening track “Rat King” below, and stay tuned for the five track release to officially drop November 10th digitally. The Offering’s first full-length studio album is scheduled to drop in summer/autumn 2018.

Century Media Records comments: “Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts the five players behind The Offering first came together in Tampa, Florida to invent their signature version of progressive, furious, and technical power metal with a strong death and thrash approach.

“The wild mixture of elements from many metal genres puts The Offering G in a class of its own: deep musical compositions, extreme, adept vocal performances, a powerful modern sound, and profound song arrangement separate The Offering from the metal pack. This is modern heavy metal for open-minded listeners who can imagine a hybrid of Nevermore, Death, At The Gates, Psychotic Waltz, Control Denied and Iced Earth.”

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Lucifer’s Chalice Releasing “The Pact” Via Shadow Kingdom Records

Shadow Kingdom Records has set September 29th as the international release date for the debut album from Lucifer’s Chalice, titled “The Pact.”

Hailing from the U.K. with members concurrently doing time in such bands as Winds of Genocide, Uncoffined, and an ex-member of Horrified, the four-piece Lucifer’s Chalice play pure ‘n’ true doom.

Originally self-released digitally earlier this year, Shadow Kingdom now steps in to unveil “The Pact” to a larger audience. Check out the opening track below.

1. Hung at the Crossroads
2. The Pact
3. Full Moon Night
4. Priestess of Death

The Pact by Lucifer’s Chalice

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Cormorant Releases First Song From New Album “Diaspora”

Slated to drop this August, “Diaspora” is the imminent new full-length album from progressive blackened death collective Cormorant. In advance of its release, today first single and opening track “Preserved In Ash” is offered up for public feasting.

Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson (Vastum, Graves At Sea, Noothgrush, Brainoil) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California, the expansive four-track, sixty-one-minute offering features the band’s longest, most detail-oriented compositions to date.

“‘Preserved In Ash’ is the last song we wrote for the album,” elaborates guitarist/vocalist Matt Solis, “but as it was coming together it became clear that it fit perfectly as a lead-off track. Lyrically, it’s about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which buried the city of Pompeii in volcanic ash. There’s a lot of psychedelic black metal and funeral doom stuff going on in this song, and Greg Wilkinson’s crushing production allowed us to establish a good balance between those two tonalities.”

1. Preserved In Ash
2. Sentinel
3. The Devourer
4. Migration

Diaspora by Cormorant

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Atriarch Unveils New Album “Dead As Truth”

The Ritualistic (and apocalyptic) noisemakers from Atriarch are back with their fourth offering of mind-altering, doom-soaked, death rock entitled “Dead As Truth.”

Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios and featuring artwork by Stevie Floyd, “Dead As Truth” sees Atriarch venture deeper into the blackened abyss with haunting incantations abd exotic drones.

Listen to opening track “Inferno” below. “Dead As Truth” is set for release on August 11th on CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records.

1. Inferno
2. Dead
3. Devolver
4. Void
5. Repent
6. Hopeless
7. Void (Demo) (Digital Bonus Track)
8. Dead (Demo) (Digital Bonus Track)
9. Repent (Demo) (Digital Bonus Track)

Atriarch will open for labelmates Inter Arma on a short run of West Coast dates this August with additional dates to be announced shortly.

8/11/2017 The Cobalt – Vancouver, B
8/12/2017 Barboza – Seattle, WA
8/13/2017 Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
8/17/2017 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA

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Firespawn Posts “Serpent Of The Ocean” Music Video

One more week to go, then Firespawn’s brand new album “The Reprobate” will descend upon this world with furious wrath. Today the band releases a brand new video for the album’s opening track “Serpent Of The Ocean” – check it out below.

“The Reprobate” will be released on April 28th, 2017 digitally in North America and as a digipak CD, deluxe LP (with Gatefold sleeve, 180 g vinyl, poster, inlay and the entire album on CD) and as digital download/stream via Century Media.

1. Serpent of the Ocean
2. Blood Eagle
3. Full of Hate
4. Damnatio ad Bestias
5. Death by Impalement (streaming here)
6. Generals Creed
7. The Whitechapel Murderer
8. A Patient Wolf
9. The Reprobate
10. Nightwalkers

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Horrid Streams New Track “The Black March”

Today, old-school death metal crew Horrid premieres the opening track “The Black March,” taken from the band’s fifth album, “Beyond the Dark Border,” which is set for international release on June 1st via Dunkelheit Produktionen. The upcoming album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. The Black March
2. Cursed Dunes
3. Blood Painted Walls
4. The Eyes Of Terror
5. The Statement
6. Sacrilegious Fornication
7. Missing End
8. Demonic Challenge
9. Beyond The Black Border

Beyond The Dark Border by HORRID

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Master Boot Record Streaming “Razor 1911”

Master Boot Record, which recently covered tracks from Castlevania and Doom, has a new album coming next month. The band comments:

“My new album C:>COPY *.* A: /V will be released on Bandcamp very soon. The opening track ‘Razor 1911’ is now available on Soundcloud! Thanks again to everyone who bought my music so far and hope you will enjoy this little preview. Spread the code!”

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Svlfvr Posts “Shamanic Lvnar Cvlt” Title Track

Italian group Svlfvr, which signed to Bakerteam Records earlier this year for the release of “Shamanic Lvnar Cvlt,” is now stream that album’s title track below. Stay tuned for a new music video for the album’s opening track “Total Absence of Light” set to land in early 2017.

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