Slayer To Reportedly Tour With Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Behemoth And Testament

Rumours are spreading across the internet that a huge tour of North America will take place this Summer, which will see Slayer and Lamb Of God co-headline a trek which will also feature fellow thrash metal legends Anthrax and Testament, as well as Polish blackened death metal favourites, Behemoth. Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick and Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe have both spoken of signing on for an exciting tour of North America and this, one would assume is it. More details including tour dates etc. will be revealed once this is confirmed.

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Adam “Nergal” Darski (Behemoth) On Decapitated: “I Know These Guys And I Know They Couldn’t/Wouldn’t Hurt A Fly”

This past September Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski urged fans not to jump to conclusions regarding the arrest of fellow Polish death metal band Decapitated. All four members of the group had been arrested and were facing a potential trial on charges of rape and kidnapping. Last week however, all charges were dropped against the band, with the courting concern for the well-being of the alleged victim. Nergal has since spoken publicly on the case again via his Instagram, offering the following:

“4 months ago, Decapitated were accused of kidnap and gang rape – subsequently they were put in a County prison and later into a local jail…and the shit hit the fan! I recall the similar case of my friends from Satyricon/Keep of Kalessin who spent 2 months in a Canadian prison because someone accused them of rape.

It took 2 months of legal bureaucracy and the help of the Norwegian government to get them out. The accuser finally recanted the allegations, claiming it was a mistake. They never received compensation for financial losses or emotional trauma, just a brief apology and a document to prove their innocence (which they must always carry around with them).

Somehow, from the very beginning my intuition told me my friends from Decapitated would be just fine. Now, I’m not claiming to be a prophet but I’m an optimist and a good judge of character, I know these guys and I know they couldn’t/wouldn’t hurt a fly. They are now released and have had charges dropped (without prejudice).

It’s obviously a big relief to their families and friends, including myself. So…what’s next for their career after such severe defamation? What about their good name? What about their families? I hope they get their justice and strike back soon!!! And Justice For All? Well…not quite. But getting innocent people back home…HELL YES!

Last thing, friends – stay rational and reasonable and think carefully before you speak… and caste a stone at innocent people.
Welcome home brothers.”

4 months ago, Decapitated were accused of kidnap and gang rape – subsequently they were put in a County prison and later into a local jail…and the shit hit the fan! I recall the similar case of my friends from Satyricon/Keep of Kalessin who spent 2 months in a Canadian prison because someone accused them of rape. It took 2 months of legal bureaucracy and the help of the Norwegian government to get them out. The accuser finally recanted the allegations, claiming it was a mistake. They never received compensation for financial losses or emotional trauma, just a brief apology and a document to prove their innocence (which they must always carry around with them). Somehow, from the very beginning my intuition told me my friends from Decapitated would be just fine. Now, I’m not claiming to be a prophet but I’m an optimist and a good judge of character, I know these guys and I know they couldn’t/wouldn’t hurt a fly. They are now released and have had charges dropped (without prejudice). It’s obviously a big relief to their families and friends, including myself. So…what’s next for their career after such severe defamation? What about their good name? What about their families? I hope they get their justice and strike back soon!!! And Justice For All? Well…not quite. But getting innocent people back home…HELL YES! Last thing, friends – stay rational and reasonable and think carefully before you speak… and caste a stone at innocent people. Welcome home brothers.

Ein Beitrag geteilt von Adam Nergal Darski (@nergal69) am

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Ur Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Black Vortex”

Ahead of the release of their debut album, Polish black/heavy act Ur are now steaming “Black Vortex” in its entirety below. “Black Vortex”, scheduled for a 22 December release via Arachnophobia Records, is a natural evolution of the band’s previous work, “Hail Death”.

The band’s mastermind, Gregor, comments that he treats “both releases as one whole, musically and lyrically.

Some of the tracks are philosophical in nature. They are filled with sadness and pity over human existence. Other tracks, however, are something you’d expect from UR: aggressive, primitive anthems of hatred about human greed, materialism and stupidity. Let the Black Vortex swallow you!”

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Ur Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Black Vortex”

Ahead of the release of their debut album, Polish black/heavy act Ur are now steaming “Black Vortex” in its entirety below. “Black Vortex”, scheduled for a 22 December release via Arachnophobia Records, is a natural evolution of the band’s previous work, “Hail Death”.

The band’s mastermind, Gregor, comments that he treats “both releases as one whole, musically and lyrically.

Some of the tracks are philosophical in nature. They are filled with sadness and pity over human existence. Other tracks, however, are something you’d expect from UR: aggressive, primitive anthems of hatred about human greed, materialism and stupidity. Let the Black Vortex swallow you!”

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Barshasketh & Outre Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Split Release “Sein / Zeit”

Barshasketh (formerly based in New Zealand, now located in Edinburgh, Scotland) and the Polish band Outre premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the bands’ upcoming new split release titled “Sein / Zeit”, which is scheduled for released later today via Third Eye Temple and Blut & Eisen Productions.

Check out now “Sein / Zeit” in its entirety below.

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New Album ” Nefarious Seed Grows To Bring Forth Supremacy Of The Beast” Streaming In Full From Anima Damnata

Polish black/death act Anima Damnata is streaming the third full-length album “Nefarious Seed Grows to Bring Forth Supremacy of the Beast” in full via No Clean Singing at this location, or just down in the player below. The album is is scheduled for a November 1st release through Godz ov War Productions and Malignant Voices and it will be available in CD, 12” LP and digital download formats.

The album is going to be exclusively premiered during the Polish leg of the Abhorrent Desecration Tour 2017 where Anima Damnata will be supporting Black Witchery, Possession and Nyogthaeblisz.

“Nefarious Seed Grows to Bring Forth Supremacy of the Beast” was engineered and produced by M. (Mgla). It features the following track listing:

1. The Promethean Blood
2. Praise the Fall of God
3. Uprising Lucifer
4. Through Abomination ‘Till Ecstasy
5. I Hail His Name
6. Your Life Is Cursed
7. Numinous Ascension Into a Black Hole
8. His Light Shines Upon Me
9. Blend Into Satan
10. Void of the Abyss

Check out the album here:

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Decapitated Vocalist & Bassist Formally Charged With Rape & Kidnapping & Plan To Pursue Bail

Decapitated singer Rafal Piotrowski and bassist Hubert Wiecek had their first court appearance in Spokane County on Friday for allegedly participating in a gang rape of a woman on their tour bus in Spokane on Aug. 31. With the aid of a Polish translator, Judge John Cooney communicated the charges of first-degree kidnapping and second-degree rape to Piotrowski and first-degree kidnapping and third-degree rape to Wiecek.

Waclaw Kieltyka and Michal Lysejko, the band’s bassist and drummer, had their first court appearance in Spokane on Oct. 13. Kieltyka was charged with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree rape and Lysejko was charged with first-degree kidnapping and third-degree rape.

All four band members had their bonds set at $100,000. They also aren’t allowed to talk to each other while incarcerated and were forced to surrender their passports to their attorneys.

The band has been in Spokane County Jail after being extradited from California. They were arrested Sept. 9 in Santa Ana in connection with the case and charged on Oct. 12.

Attorney Jeffry Finer, who represents Piotrowski, said the men will be pursuing bail, but are waiting on documents from Poland to “impress the court” which could take over a week.

“Among this group, there are a number of advanced degrees and zero criminal history,” Finer said.

None of the men has a criminal history in the United States, according to prosecutors, but it’s unknown if they have criminal records in Europe.

According to court documents, two women told police they were invited onto the tour bus following the show. The alleged victim of the rape said that, after talking for some time, she went into the bus bathroom where she was “grabbed and spun around to where she was facing the sink and mirror in the bathroom,” and subsequently raped by each of the members of the band.

The other woman told police that she was able to escape after kicking one of the band members in the groin.

Decapitated announced last month that it was canceling all previously announced tour dates. The band also publicly denied all accusations.

In an announcement last week, the Decapitated members stated that the charges against them were pressed “as a procedural formality” adding that “without doing so, the police would be forced to release band. This is not a conviction or any indication of guilt or innocence.”

The musicians added: “Some facts are indisputable at this point – that the original officer who took the complaint from the accuser stated, ‘I do not have probable cause that a rape occurred,’ and it’s taken a full thirty days to file charges, which is right up against the point at which the defendants would legally have had to be released.”

“The band firmly refutes the allegations and are confident that once the facts and evidence have been seen and heard, they will be released and able to return home.”

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More Details Of New Album “Nefarious Seed Grows To Bring Forth Supremacy Of The Beast” Posted By Anima Damnata

Anima Damnata’s “Nefarious Seed Grows to Bring Forth Supremacy of the Beast” is going to be out on November 1st via Godz Ov War Productions & Malignant Voices. The album will be issued in various formats, such as CD, 12″LP, and Digital Download. The album is going to have it’s exclusive premiere during the Polish leg of the Abhorrent Desecration Tour 2017 on which Anima Damnata will be supporting Black Witchery, Possession and Nyogthaeblisz.

The band is streaming the new song “Uprising Lucifer” in the player at the bottom.

The band commented: “The ‘Nefarious Seed…’ was meant to be more intense and overwhelming than our previous releases. It is like a demon sitting on your chest, taking your breath away. Although it is more mature and less chaotic, it strikes with greater precision at the foundations of extreme metal music. This album is rather self-inspired; however, some influences of bands like Deicide, Sarcofago and Morbid Angel may be audible. The lyrical concept is mostly set upon Promethean values, the inner strength driven by the darkest visions, and the impending end of all religions. The production of the album follows the pattern set on Scott Burns’ early works, but it has been enriched with foul miasma. The ‘Nefarious Seed…’ completes our rapturous pentalogy dedicated to the Horned Lord. There is a bad moon on the rise, and the future is dark.”

The track listing for the album is:

1. The Promethean Blood
2. Praise the Fall of God
3. Uprising Lucifer
4. Through Abomination ‘Till Ecstasy (song streaming here)
5. I Hail His Name
6. Your Life Is Cursed
7. Numinous Ascension Into a Black Hole
8. His Light Shines Upon Me
9. Blend Into Satan
10. Void of the Abyss

Check out the new song “Uprising Lucifer” here:

Nefarious Seed Grows to Bring Forth Supremacy of the Beast by Anima Damnata

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New Album “The Patchwork Gehinnom” Coming From Iperyt

Six years since the release of “No State of Grace,” Polish sonic terrorists in Iperyt return with their third full-length album entitled “The Patchwork Gehinnom.” The album is scheduled for a December 15th release through Pagan Records. It will be released in CD, LP and digital formats. Pre-orders and more details will be revealed soon.

“The Patchwork Gehinnom” was recorded and produced at Czysciec Studio. Production and mixing duties were handled by Nihil (Furia, Massemord, Morowe). It features the following track listing:

1. Phantom Black Dogs
2. From Nowhere to Nowhere
3. What Man Creates
4. With Eyes Wide Shut
5. Devil’s Violent Breed
6. These Walls (Have Seen)
7. Scars are Still Sexy
8. Primitive Darkness
9. Mindtaker
10. Worms of the Modern World
11. Checkmate, God!

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Agonia Records Signs Thaw For New Album “Grains”

Three years after building a sonic monument with “Earth Ground”, Poland’s experimental black metal band Thaw returns with the brand new full-length album “Grains,” which is scheduled for a December 8th release via Agonia Records.

In the past years, the world of extreme music witnessed a monumental turn in black metal philosophy. A new, experimental approach stormed the genre and while many purists shook their heads in disapproval, a new age was already starting. As with every revolution, there were leaders and followers. While not being there for the initial spark, you can hardly call Thaw the latter. This Polish black/experimental powerhouse was founded in 2010 by members of such acclaimed acts as Mentor, ARRM and Furia. Their music boldly fuses black metal with sludge, doom and sonic experiments, along with with noise, electronics and free-impro.

Recorded during sessions scattered over various periods of time, “Grains” is not just another step forward for the already acclaimed band. The album divided into five pieces evolves in multiple directions. There is Thaw’s trademark take on black metal noise, there is drone, last but not least – there is the ability to conduct a unique narrative with music. Intensity combined with abandoning traditional structures make the new effort of one of the most forward-thinking bands an experience one of a kind. A distorted landscape where creation meets destruction perfectly painted.

“Grains” has been once again recorded and produced by THAW at Maq Records Studio and Satanic Audio. A cover painting made by Furia’s Sars as well as appearances of Maciej Morus (Mitch & Mitch, ex-Starzy Singers) and Stawrogin (Odraza) only add to the album’s mystery and weird magnetism.

The new album “Granis” will be available in CD, vinyl and digital formats. More details along with pre-orders will be announced soon. The track listing for “Grains” is:

1. The Brigand
2. The Thief
3. The Cabalist
4. The Harness
5. Wielki Piec

This fall, Thaw is touring Poland with Furia, Sacrilegium and Licho, with more dates to be announced in due time. Often praised for their energetic live appearance, Thaw has a stage history with bands such as Jucifer, Altar Of Plagues or Corrections House; they also performed at festivals including Asymmetry Festival, Metalfest, OFF Festival, Under The Black Sun, Castle Party, Inferno Festival, Primavera Sound Festival and Brutal Assault. In 2015, Thaw supported Behemoth on their European “Satanist” tour (alongside Bölzer). Upcoming dates are:

17.11.2017 (PL) – Warszawa @ Progresja
18.11.2017 (PL) – Bydgoszcz @ Estrada
19.11.2017 (PL) – Poznań @ u Bazyla
23.11.2017 (PL) – Wrocław @ A2
24.11.2017 (PL) – Kraków @ Kwadrat
25.11.2017 (PL) – Katowice @ MegaClub

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