Ill Nino Reveals New Lineup; Posts New Song “Sangre” Online

Latin metal legends, Ill Niño, are excited to debut their first song in in nearly five years, “Sangre”, and welcome new members – Shattered Sun vocalist Marcos Leal, rhythm guitarist Sal Dominguez, formerly of Upon A Burning Body, and Sons of Texas’ Jess Dehoyos on lead guitar.

Ill Niño founder and drummer Dave Chavarri says, “Sometimes being in a band is like being married – sometimes people grow apart and no longer see eye to eye, and a separation becomes inevitable. We wish our former members the best in their musical careers, and are pumped to move forward with our new band members. Not only have we toured with them, but they’re very respected, seasoned musicians, and dudes that have always been our ‘Familia’ since day one.”

Marcos Leal says, “Anyone who knows me knows the love I have for this band. I got my start singing Ill Niño covers in my younger years and this band has always held a special place in my heart. When the opportunity arose to front one of my favorite bands of all time, it was something I needed to consider.”

Leal will continue to do double-duty as vocalist for both Ill Niño and Shattered Sun.

Ill Niño’s “Sangre” is available at today via iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. An audio preview of the track is available below. Ill Niño will be announcing two full international tours, as well as a new label home and new official video shortly. The first confirmed dates with the new lineup include appearances at the Reload and Neuborn festivals in Germany in August.

Ill Niño is:

Marcos Leal – Lead Vocals
Laz Pina – Bass
Dave Chavarri- Drums
Daniel Couto – Percussion
Sal Dominguez – Rhythm Guitar
Jes Dehoyos – Lead Guitar

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Datura Posts “Charm Of The Rat King” Music Video

Datura has a video clip out for the track “Charm of the Rat King,” which can be seen below and comes off “The Harrowing.”

Members Kellie Gates (vocals), Allen Foster (lead guitar), Raymond King (rhythm guitar), Adam Cohen (bass), and Brian Watson (drums) have graced stages across the state and beyond for years with various bands.

Formed in June of 2014 in Raleigh, Datura’s music lives and breathes with its own bestial pulse – a true Frankenstein’s monster blending death, doom, and thrash that stalks with devastating force. “The Harrowing” can be picked up here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Keeper Of The Light
2. Haxan
3. Battleworn
4. Charm Of The Rat King
5. Dying Design
6. The Harrowing
7. Shipbreaker
8. WVLFKVNT

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Datura Posts “Charm Of The Rat King” Music Video

Datura has a video clip out for the track “Charm of the Rat King,” which can be seen below and comes off “The Harrowing.”

Members Kellie Gates (vocals), Allen Foster (lead guitar), Raymond King (rhythm guitar), Adam Cohen (bass), and Brian Watson (drums) have graced stages across the state and beyond for years with various bands.

Formed in June of 2014 in Raleigh, Datura’s music lives and breathes with its own bestial pulse – a true Frankenstein’s monster blending death, doom, and thrash that stalks with devastating force. “The Harrowing” can be picked up here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Keeper Of The Light
2. Haxan
3. Battleworn
4. Charm Of The Rat King
5. Dying Design
6. The Harrowing
7. Shipbreaker
8. WVLFKVNT

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Virulent Depravity Streaming “Fruit Of The Poisoned Tree” Album

Newly formed technical death metal group Virulent Depravity just released debut album, “Fruit of the Poisoned Tree,” this past Friday, April 7th, through The Artisan Era Records. The entire release has now come online and can be heard below.

If you’re new to the band, Virulent Depravity is the brainchild of guitarist, vocalist, and bassist Colin Butler. He is joined by guitarist Malcolm Pugh (Inferi, A Loathing Requiem, ex-Entheos) on rhythm guitar and solos. The line-up is rounded out by Svart Crown drummer Kevin Paradis on session drums.

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Sliptrick Records Signs On Razgate

Italian thrash act Razgate has signed on with Sliptrick Records for the upcoming full length debut album “Feral Evolution,” which is expected to drop later this year.

Razgate are Giacomo Burgassi (vocals, rhythm guitar), Edoardo Natalini (drums), Niccolò Olivieri (bass) and Francesco Monaci (lead guitar). The band formed in Sienna, Italy in 2012 with a musical style evolving from classic melodic metal to the more contemporary Bay Area thrash metal. The first EP “Countdown To The End” was released in 2014. In 2016, Razgate completed the first full-length album called “Feral Evolution.”

Stay tuned for more information.

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Lions Den Releases Debut Self-Titled EP

American heavy metal band Lions Den has now released a debut, self-titled EP. The mini-album was recorded in 2016 at The Deep End Studio, and mixed and mastered by Tony Correlli.

The band was founded in November of 2015 in Baltimore by Sean Rhodes (Lead Guitar). After a while Photi Mavroulis (vocals), Tony Diaz (Rhythm Guitar), Tim Slack (Bass) and Andy Ham (Drums) joined the band and lineup was completed.

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Byzantine Announces New Album “The Cicada Tree”

West Virginian groove metal outfit Byzantine has finished recording an upcoming sixth full-length album, and Metal Blade Records debut, “The Cicada Tree.”

Set to be released in spring of 2017, “The Cicada Tree” was recorded at 7over8 Studios in Myrtle Beach, SC with producer and engineer Jay Hannon. To view a video update from the band regarding this new album, check out the clip below.

Chris Ojeda (vocals, rhythm guitar) comments: “‘The Cicada Tree’ represents 16 years of a heavy metal band thriving completely underground. Byzantine has been on a slow burn since 2000, constantly crafting our brand of heavy metal and now, with the support of Metal Blade Records, we will finally get a chance to showcase our music on a bigger stage.”

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Fetid Zombie Premieres New Song “If the Dead Could Speak” From Upcoming New Album “Epicedia”

American illustrator and metal graphic artist Mark Riddick’s solo project Fetid Zombie premieres a new song entitled “If the Dead Could Speak”, taken from the upcoming new album “Epicedia”, which will be out in stores November 25 via Transcending Obscurity.

Check out now “If the Dead Could Speak” below.

Riddick handles vocals, guitar, bass, drum programming, and synths on Epicedia, but also enlists vocal and instrumental contributions from the following guests:

Ralf Hauber (Revel In Flesh) – Vocals (III, IV)
Yusef Wallace (Rude) – Vocals (I)
Jamie Whyte (Beyond Mortal Dreams) – Guitar Solos (III, IV)
Josh Fleischer (Svierg) – Acoustic + Rhythm Guitar (I, III, IV)
Nunsslutgoat (Goat Holocaust) – Vocals (III)
Toby Knapp (Where Evil Follows) – Guitar Solos (I, II, III, IV)
Nick Walker (Bane of Bedlam) – Bass Solo (III)
Dawn Desiree (ex-Rain Fell Within) – Vocals (I, II, III, IV)

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Broken Hope Recording New Album “Mutilated & Assimilated”

Broken Hope has revealed that work is now underway on a new album to be titled “Mutilated & Assimilated.”

The band currently in the studio recording this 7th album and follow-up to “Omen Of Disease.” The forthcoming release possesses an extra-special touch as all of Jeremy Wagner’s and Damian Leski’s rhythm guitar tracks feature the boys using the original Jeff Hanneman guitars Wagner acquired last year.

“These famous axes have already inspired and channeled many of the riffs I wrote for the next full-length.” explains Jeremy. Stay tuned for more info on “Mutilated & Assimilated.”

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Horseback Posts New Song “In And Out Of Form”

North Carolina drone/experimental project Horseback today premieres “In Another Time, In And Out Of Form,” which comes by way of the forthcoming “Dead Ringers” full-length album.

Horseback mastermind Jenks Miller comments: “‘In And Out Of Form’ is built on traditional ‘rock band’ instrumentation, and it’s the only track on ‘Dead Ringers’ with its basic tracks recorded live. The other musicians featured on this one — John Crouch (drums), Nick Petersen (bass), and Rich James (rhythm guitar) — also appeared on ‘Half Blood’ (2012) and ‘Piedmont Apocrypha’ (2014).”

New album “Dead Ringers” is set for release this coming August 12th via Relapse on CD, 2xLP, and digitally.

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