Illum Adora Premiere New Song “Hic Sunt Dracones” From Upcoming Debut Album “…of Serpentine Forces”

German black metal band Illum Adora premiere a new song entitled “Hic Sunt Dracones”, taken from their upcoming debut album, “…of Serpentine Forces”, which will be out in stores in February 2019.

Check out now “Hic Sunt Dracones” below.

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Lyric Video For New Song “What’s Behind The Fields” Available From Kaipa

Legendary Swedish progressive rockers Kaipa, led by mastermind Hans Lundin, released another new song from the new studio album “Children of the Sounds,” expected for release on September 22nd via InsideOut Music. Check out the lyric video for “What’s Behind The Fields” in the player below.

Hans comments: “I think we all want to explore what’s behind the fields. Sometimes we take that trip and sometimes it’s just a journey to a place somewhere in our rare and open minds.”

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Children of the Sounds 11:31 (see lyric video here)
2. On The Edge of New Horizons 17:10
3. Like A Serpentine 12:52
4. The Shadowy Sunlight 6:57
5. What’s Behind The Fields 9:31

Check out “What’s Behind The Fields” here:

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Vassafor Releasing Split Album “Call Of The Maelstrom” With Temple Nightside

Once again, Iron Bonehead brings together two of the black/death underground for a split LP: Vassafor and Temple Nightside now combine forces for “Call Of The Maelstrom,” due out February 23rd. Iron Bonehead Productions comments:

“Aptly titled, ‘Call of the Maelstrom’ unites both bands not simply by geography – Vassafor hails from New Zealand, while Temple Nightside hails from Australia – but rather, a shared sensibility and strive to explore the abyss, whatever plane it may manifest itself.

“Widely revered in the underground for their serpentine sonic sorcery, Vassafor here deliver four of their most direct tracks to date, grinding forth with utter barbarism that nevertheless retains the band’s characteristically mesmeric quality – and a certain hideous hypnosis.

“On the flip, Temple Nightside carry forward the bestiality with two soul-rending shards of gnawing, beyond-sepulchral metal of death that, over their more extended length, frequently drive deep into totally doomed territory.”

A1. To Your Grave
A2. Phoenix of the Maelstrom
A3. Crowned in Irradiated Ashes
A4. Tormentum Aeturnum
B1. Knell
B2. The Howling Void, As Wolves…

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Serpentine Path Streaming Full “Emanations” Album

Breaking two years of silence since the release of a self-titled debut LP, today New York City-based morbid sludge metal band Serpentine Path unleashes second album, “Emanations,” once again through Relapse Records.

To unveil “Emanations” to the masses for its street date, The Obelisk is now exclusively streaming the album in full at this location. The new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Essence of Heresy
2. House of Worship
3. Treacherous Waters
4. Claws
5. Disfigured Colossus
6. Systematic Extinction
7. Torment

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Serpentine Path Streaming New Track “House Of Worship”

As the release of the sophomore LP from New York City’s melancholic sludge metal faction Serpentine Path grows ever closer, with the disturbing “Emanations” now less than three weeks from its street date of May 27th, the band has leaked another song from the album.

Bow, pray, and accept defeat at the “House Of Worship” below, courtesy of Invisible Oranges.

Invisible Oranges and Signature Riff have also this week announced a record release show for “Emanations.” Set to take place subsequent to the album’s release on June 21st at The Acheron in Brooklyn, the evening will mark the second-ever Serpentine Path live performance, and is not to be missed for all seekers of grime, corruption and decimating amplification.

The new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Essence of Heresy
2. House of Worship
3. Treacherous Waters
4. Claws
5. Disfigured Colossus (streaming here)
6. Systematic Extinction
7. Torment

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Wraith Productions Announces New Releases From Strafk And Somnabulist Red

Wraith Productions today offers a label update for a busy year ahead, stating: “We are back from our three-year hiatus! While we were off, we managed to create a new logo, new website, new distribution, and release/promote a few gems along the way from the Sejtane, Underdark, Wolfshade, Ptahil, and Abbey Ov Thelema.Their works are posted in our releases section on our new official website. Keep an eye out for what is to come – we’re back!”

In addition to a forthcoming Abbey Of Thelema record (release date TBA), Wraith Productions has also set a release date of May 13th for two new releases: Strafk’s “Phaseshifting” and Somnabulist Red’s “Birth Throes, Shadows and Serpentine Curves.”

A mysterious Russian duo, Strafk’s “Phaseshifting” is a four-phase EP that weaves its spell like a meditative paralysis, with doom lines melding black metal and melancholic rock.

Meanwhile, Somnabulist Red’s “Birth Throes, Shadows and Serpentine Curves” is a 3:21 sonic atmospheric exploration of mystery, a “cinematic soundscape” created by tones that can relate to progressive post-punk ambient experimentation.

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Preview Of New Release “Emanations” Posted By Serpentine Path

New York death metal act Serpentine Path posted a preview clip of the band’s upcoming new album “Emanations.” The album drops via Relapse Records on May 23rd (Ger/Finland/Benelux), May 26th (UK/World) and May 27th in standard CD, 2LP and digital formats. The band features ex-Electric Wizard guitarist Tim Bagshaw.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Essence of Heresy
2. House of Worship
3. Treacherous Waters
4. Claws
5. Disfigured Colossus
6. Systematic Extinction
7. Torment

Check out the preview clip here:

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New Music Video For "Old School Thrasher" Available From Kill Ritual

San Francisco thrashers Kill Ritual, featuring guitarist Steve Rice (Ex-Imagika), drummer Wayne De Vecchi (Doom Society), Roberto Proietti (Eldritch), and bassist Danyael Williams (Dark Angel), have posted a new music video for the song “Old School Thrasher.” The song appears on the band’s debut LP “The Serpentine Ritual,” which is set for October 30, 2012 through Scarlet Records.

Check out “Old School Thrasher” here:

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Serpentine Path Inks Deal With Relapse Records To Release Debut Album

Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of NYC doom-dwellers Serpentine Path (Tim Bagshaw – Guitars, Jay Newman – Bass, Darren Verni – Drums, Ryan Lipynsky – Vocals). The record label commented:

“A true pedigree of the doom underworld, Serpentine Path consists of current and former members of Electric Wizard, Ramesses, & Unearthly Trance.

“The band initially released their debut 7” Erebus, earlier this year via Parasitic Records and recently wrapped up recording their self-titled full-length debut, set for a fall 2012 release via Relapse. The album was recorded and mixed by bassist Jay Newman at The Humanless Compound in NYC.”

Serpentine Path commented on the signing: “Serpentine Path is honored to announce that our debut album will be released by Relapse Records! The four of us aim for nothing but the most uncompromising and intense death/doom metal songs we can possibly create.”

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Kill Ritual Streaming New Track "Law Of The Land"

Kill Ritual is streaming the new track “Law Of The Land” from the forthcoming release “The Serpentine Ritual” (heard below). The band features guitarist Steve Rice (Ex-Imagika), drummer Wayne De Vecchi (Doom Society), guitarist Roberto Proietti (Eldritch) and bassist Danyael Williams (Dark Angel). The album was mixed by Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) in Sweden, who also is a guest guitarist on the song “Coat of Blood.” The band is planning a 2012 release date, but no exact date has yet been announced.

The band previously posted the song “Old School Thrasher,” which can be heard over at this location. Check out “Law of the Land” here:

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