Virulent Depravity Streams New Song “Desecrating Eden”

Newly formed technical death metal group Virulent Depravity continues to roll out mindboggling new singles off upcoming debut album, “Fruit of the Poisoned Tree,” due to see release on April 7th through The Artisan Era Records.

Today, the group streams a third new single called “Desecrating Eden.” If you’re in need of some sophisticated shredding, gorgeous keyboard solos like the one appearing here from Jimmy Pitts, or you just crave some intense blastbeats and chill, check out the song below.

1. Serpentine Messiah
2. Spineless Obedience
3. Your Demise
4. Desecrating Eden
5. Fruit of the Poisoned Tree
6. Bad Drug
7. Beyond the Point of No Return (streaming here)
8. Only Human
9. Mechanized Defilement (streaming here)
10. Crushed by Futuristic Filth

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Virulent Depravity Streams “Beyond The Point Of No Return”

Newly formed technical death metal overlords Virulent Depravity recently announced the upcoming release of debut album, “Fruit of the Poisoned Tree,” which will see release on April 14th through The Artisan Era Records.

Today, the group unleashes a scorching new single called “Beyond the Point of No Return.” Pre-orders are also online for the impending album over here.

1. Serpentine Messiah
2. Spineless Obedience
3. Your Demise
4. Desecrating Eden
5. Fruit of the Poisoned Tree
6. Bad Drug
7. Beyond the Point of No Return
8. Only Human
9. Mechanized Defilement
10. Crushed by Futuristic Filth

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Reps Streaming New Song “Dead In The Water”

New York hardcore outfit Reps will release forthcoming debut album, “Poisoned Youth,” on April 29th, 2016. Today, the band showcases debut track “Dead In The Water,” which can be heard below. Reps also comments:

“This song is where the record’s title comes from. It seems like every generation in some way repeats all of the previous generation’s mistakes, and inherits most of, if not all of their vices. War, racism, sexism, jomophobia the list could go on. It seems crazy that after all mankind has gone through and learned, that these all exist. In many ways, the world we live in now is far more terrifying than it ever was for our parents when they were our age.

“All of us are close to the age where we could be starting families of our own, but the thought of doing that in these times often induces immediate fear and anxiety. No matter how much we learn from the mistakes of our elders, and how many opportunities we have to be better; we still fall prey to the same vices. We are the product of our ancestors and failed ambitions to be better. We are the poisoned youth.”

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LORD DYING Debuts Video For “A Wound Outside Time” – “Summer of Doom” North American Tour With Crowbar and Battlecross Starts

Portland, Oregon’s LORD DYING released sophomore album Poisoned Altars, earlier this year via Relapse Records. Recently the band completed work on a video for the latest single “A Wound Outside Time” from Poisoned Altars. The video was directed and edited by Brett Roberts and Jon Meyer. “We’re psyched to release this new video for “A […]

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LORD DYING Premiere New Song “An Open Sore”

Portland, Oregon’s LORD DYING will release their new album entitled Poisoned Altars, January 27, 2015 (1/26 for UK/World and 1/24 for Germany/Benelux/Finland) via Relapse Records. Poisoned Altars is available in CD/LP/Digital and a Special Silver Colored LP. The album was recorded with Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind (Black Tusk) at Audiosiege Studios in Portland, OR. Poisoned […]

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Poisoned By Life Releases New Album “The End”

New York doom metal outfit Poisoned By Life just released first album “The End,” which is now available for streaming below or purchase at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Burning 08:31
2. Last Breath 09:23
3. – 01:05
4. Prayer 05:32
5. For A Dying Man 11:30

The End by Poisoned By Life

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Putrified Reveals “Sacrilegious Purification” Details

Swedish death/black metal one-man project Putrified will release the new mini-album “Sacrilegious Purification” on October 15th via Hellthrasher Productions. The following press release was issued about the coming EP:

“The follow-up to last year’s ‘Neurotic Necrotic’ consists of 6 brand new tracks, combining raw death metal in the vein of the band’s previous records with a bit of dense yet uplifting black metal, dealing with the themes of sacrifice, faith, spiritual death and the struggle of salvation through our flesh. The material was entirely written, performed and recorded by A.Death (Infuneral) and mixed / mastered by Oskar and Devo (Marduk) at Endarker Studio.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. Sacrilegious Purification
2. Pestilentialis
3. Sacrificial Death Salvation
4. This Poisoned Chalice
5. Evocation
6. Sacred Putrefaction

Sacrilegious Purification by PUTRIFIED

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Putrified Streaming New Songs From “Sacrilegious Purification”

Sweden’s Putrified is gearing up for the release of “Sacrilegious Purification” via Hellthrasher Productions. Now you can check out several tracks from the pending release.

“Sacrificial Death Salvation” can be heard at Metalrecusants.com here, or you can check out two other tracks from the release in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Sacrilegious Purification
2. Pestilentialis
3. Sacrificial Death Salvation
4. This Poisoned Chalice
5. Evocation
6. Sacred Putrefaction

Sacrilegious Purification by PUTRIFIED

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Rituals Of The Oak Releases New Album

Female-fronted Australian doom band Rituals Of The Oak has just released its new album, “Come Taste the Doom.” This five-track album marks the second release for the Sydney band, its first being a 2009 demo. The tracklisting of the CD is as follows, with a video upload of the track “Here” following after the jump. Rituals of the Oak plans to release it on vinyl sometime in February or March. Check out the band’s blogspot for more information.

1. Here
2. The Horla
3. On the Sixth Moon
4. Serpentine Tongues
5. All Wells Are Poisoned

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Kamelot’s Thomas Youngblood Talks "Pandemonium Over North America," Jon Oliva And The Creation of KMG Recordings

Mark Morton of the Examiner posted a new interview with guitarist Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot prior to embarking on the “Pandemonium Over North America” tour with Alestorm, Blackguard and The Agonist this week.

Youngblood talked about recruiting the Mountain King Jon Oliva to play the part of “Zodiac:”

“Well, it was all very coincidental. We basically had everyone we had talked about having on the record finish their parts. And we were working on “The Zodiac,” and one of the lines struck me as something that Jon would sing. And I then felt that we needed someone to portray this character of the Zodiac Killer.

“Jon has this signature, evil-sounding voice that is just amazing and instantly recognizable. So I decided to contact Jon to see if he would be interested in doing it. As well, Casey had played some parts on his latest album. So everything happened really fast; he said he’d love to do it, and within a couple of weeks, everything was finished and worked out great!”

Youngblood was asked about the struggles to break into the American scene (despite being a largely American act):

“I mean, six years ago, nobody who sounds like us would have ever been able to tour the States. It’s not quite where we want it to be, but it’s still growing here. I think it’s more of an awareness thing than anything; the country is just so geographically big that it’s really hard to market a band without the mass-marketing that bands like Linkin Park used to get. Whereas, in Europe, you can get centralized marketing for Germany, or Holland, or wherever. I think that’s been the main issue with any band that is like Kamelot.”

“Poetry for the Poisoned” was the first album released on KMG Records. Youngblood spoke about the creation of Kamelot’s own label:

“Well, the idea of having our own record label has been talked about for many years now. We talked to a lot of labels about releasing Poetry for the Poisoned here in the US, and we felt that we didn’t have the belief that we had in the people who wanted to support us with their own label. So that’s what we have now; we have people who understand Kamelot – they understand our fans. And the record sold in the first week almost double what the last record sold with the previous record company, so obviously it was the right decision to make.

“We keep all the rights, and we keep all the control over how the band is marketed; because we know our fans more than anybody sitting in an office who has a hundred other bands to worry about. It was a risk, but since the album has been out, it was a risk worth taking, and we have set a precedent for the future.”

The “Pandemonium Over North America” tour started yesterday. Complete detail on tour dates and locations was previously reported here.

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