Sterbhaus Unleashes Christmas EP “Krampusnacht”

With Gerald Broms’ masterful portrayal of Krampus the Christmas demon enshrining the cover, Sterbhaus is now releasing the digital EP “Krampusnacht.” Grab your copy here or listen in below. The following press release was also issued:

“With its dynamic, high-quality metal Sterbhaus clearly shows what Christmas should be all about. As always with tongue in cheek wit but this time also with proper slay bells in spirit.

“In addition to the two original songs – title track ‘Krampusnacht’ and the instrumental ‘Santa Claus in Satans Claws,’ a cover of Britain’s finest Spinal Tap ‘Christmas with the Devil’ can be found.

“Mixing and mastering were handled by Jocke Skog (Clawfinger, Crucified Barbara, Entombed, Scar Symmetry, The Haunted). The EP will be available for free download annually from December 1 – December 31. Any attempt to download ‘Krampusnacht’ post-Christmas will be followed by a ridiculous price tag.”

Krampusnacht EP by Sterbhaus

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Crypt Rot Streaming New Song “Chapters Of Torment”

Southern Lord is preparing to unleash a torrent of tumultuous filth, having signed Ohio-based Crypt Rot – formed by several current/former members of Homewrecker — for the release of the “Embryonic Devils” debut in early 2017.

The album’s “Chapters Of Torment” has been issued for early streaming, as the band announces new live dates, including a set at The Power Of The Riff. Listen in below.

Having written and recorded five original songs within a months’ time, Crypt Rot captured these terrorizing, filth-laden death anthems on “Embryonic Devilsdebut,: with each track led by a death-aura segue. For the recording sessions, the band enlisted Bill Korecky at the Mars Compound (Integrity, Ringworm, Homewrecker).

“Embryonic Devils” is being finalized for a February/March release; a final street date, pressing details, preorders, and more will be made available shortly. Catch the band live:

11/18/2016 1830 W. 8th St. – Ashtabula, OH w/ Nytecrawlers, Little, Less, Least (donation show)
11/25/2016 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH w/ Left Behind, Skincarver, Falls Apart
11/26/2016 Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Anicon, Taphos Nomos
12/17/2016 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA @ The Power Of The Riff

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Omsium Guillotine Releasing Split EP With The Tickturds

Heavy metal and punk rock go head-to-head on this split EP from two of Essex’s loudest bands: The Tickturds and Osmium Guillotine have teamed up to release a new EP on August 26th.

The EP features five tracks, including a brand new song “Imitators” that was co-written and co-performed by all members from both bands (A metal/punk crossover, featuring four vocalists, three lead guitarists, two bass players, and one drummer).

Also on the record are two tracks from each band, a couple of original songs (“Wasteland Warriors 2099” by Osmium Guillotine, and “Pointless” by The Tickturds), and a cover of the other band’s songs.

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Christfuck Covers Rotting Christ Track “Exile Archangels”

Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan from Venom Inc. is featured on a new cover of Rotting Christ’s “Exile Archangels,” performed by Greek black metal band Christfuck.

The track comes off Christfuck’s new EP, containing 3 original songs plus the Rotting Christ cover, released only on cassette in 150 hand numbered copies by Mercyfull Hell Productions from Peru.

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Livhzuena Reveals “Dark Mirror Neurons” Album Details

Formed in 2011, Livhzuena hails from Côte d’Armor, France, playing an aggressive and technical death metal influenced by bands such as Gojira, Meshuggah and Lamb of God. Soon the group started working on original songs and in 2013 Livhzuena recorded two tracks for a self-titled EP.

In 2014, the five-piece began work on a first full-length album at Slab Sound Studios, titled “Dark Mirror Neurons.” With the debut album completed now, it will hit stores on May 22nd via Klonosphere/Season of Mist. The track listing is as follows:

01. Mars
02. Nälli
03. Wave The Banner
04. Shadows and Matter
05. Quantic Quake Monster
06. Void
07. Dark Mirrors Neurons

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Ace Frehley Announces New Solo Album “Space Invader”

2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ace Frehley will release “Space Invader,” his first new solo album in five years, via Entertainment One Music on June 24th, 2014.

The album will include nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller’s “The Joker.” Frehley comments:

“Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work I’ve created over the years has withstood the test of time. Today I see no obstacles before me and my creativity has never been more fine tuned. Growing up in an Alien world has enhanced my senses and allowed me to succeed where others would have failed. The best is yet to come!”

Ace Frehley will participate in the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods show by presenting the Dimebag Darrell “Best Guitarist” Award alongside label-mate Zakk Wylde. The awards show will take place on April 23rd, 2014 at the Club Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Frehley adds: “It’s exciting to finally be part of the Golden Gods, awards and an honor to be part of any Dimebag memorial award. He was a friend, and I know everyone misses him, as do I.”

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Crimson Dawn Signs To My Graveyard For Release Of “In Strange Aeons”

Crimson Dawn has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with My Graveyard Productions:

“We’re proud to announce that we’ve signed a deal with My Graveyard Productions for the release of our debut album ‘In Strange Aeons…!’

“The album will come out in September and will include 9 original songs +1 bonus track (for the CD version), a cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Over and Over’ from the ‘Mob Rules’ album. Dawn is coming. Get ready for the DAY OF DOOM!”

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Tombstone Highway Reveals New Album "Ruralizer" Details

Italy’s Southern hard rock act Tombstone Highway is to release a debut studio album entitled “Ruralizer” on the 26th of February in Europe and 19th of March in the USA via Agonia Records. Three tracks from “Ruralizer” can be heard at Tombstone Highway’s Reverbnation profile here. The cover artwork and track listing is available below, and Agonia Records commented:

“The music of Tombstone Highway is a classic blend of feisty Stoner/Southern-Rock and Doom Metal, with catchy guitar solos and old-school heavy metal parts that may remind of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Corrison Of Conformity, Pride and Glory, Down, Black Sabbath, or even ZZ Top riffage. Apart from Hard Rock instruments, the band uses also a banjo and Hammond organs.

“Ruralizer will consist of 8 original songs and a cover of Mountain’s Mississippi Queen with a playing time of almost 50 minutes and will be made available on Digipack CD and digital download. It was recorded at Elfo Studios by Daniele Mandelli who is also in charge of mix and mastering.”

The band adds: “We’re very proud of how the album came out and we strongly believe it’s the perfect way to begin our legacy. People into heavy, ballsy southern-tinged Hard Rock should take note!”

1. Old Blood
2. Acid Overlord
3. Graveyard Blues
4. Hellfire Rodeo
5. Ruralizer
6. Bite The Dust (and bleed)
7. At The Bitter End
8. Mississippi Queen
9. Hangman’s Friend

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Voice Of The Soul To Release New EP "Into Oblivion"

After two months of recording, two shows in Dubai, and another month of mixing, Kuwaiti melodic death metal act Voice of the Soul will be releasing the band’s third upcoming EP, “Into Oblivion,” on August 5th, 2011.

The six track EP consists of 5 original songs (“Immolation,” “Guardians Of Genocide,” “Pandemonium,” “Cast Away In Betrayal,” “Wither”) and an extra cover track (“Under A Serpent Sun” from At The Gates).

“Into Oblivion” was recorded and mastered by Sajid “Sarj” Masood at Sarj’s Studio, in Kuwait, with Steve de Pina (keyboardist/folk instrumentalist of Riddare Av Koden) on keyboards in the introduction of “Wither” as a guest musician. A preview for the EP is available below.

Voice of the Soul was also covered in a previous edition of our “Unearthing the Underground” column focusing on bands from Kuwait, which can be found here.

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