TREPANERINGSRITUALEN: Swedish Ritualistic Industrial Outfit Releases Kainskult Album Through Tesco Organization

Gothenburg, Sweden-based TREPANERINGSRITUALEN has just unveiled its latest album,Kainskult, a harrowing venture into ritualistic/death industrial madness which is now streaming in its demoralizing entirety. TREPANERINGSRITUALEN is the work of one Thomas Martin Ekelund, who has released an impressive arsenal of albums, EPs, singles, splits, collaborations, compilation tracks, and more since its 2008 inception, through labels including Cold Spring, […]

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TREPANERINGSRITUALEN: Swedish Ritualistic Industrial Outfit Releases Kainskult Album Through Tesco Organization

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Lyric Video For New Song “Karma” Issued By Bigfoot

U.K.’s Bigfoot issued a lyric video for the new song “Karma.” The song is the opening track of the debut self-titled album coming October 13th via Frontiers Music Srl.

Bigfoot is a hard rock band from Wigan who burst onto the scene in the spring of 2014. With a wide range of influences from The Eagles through to Pantera, the group boasts the powerful vocals of Antony Ellis, dual lead guitars from Sam Millar and Mick McCullagh, plus the thunderous rhythm section of bassist Matt Avery and drummer Tom Aspinall.

The track listing is:

1. Karma
2. The Fear
3. Tell Me A Lie
4. Forever Alone
5. Eat Your Words
6. Prisoner Of War
7. Freak Show
8. I Dare You
9. The Devil In Me
10. Uninvited
11. Yours

Dare to mess with “Karma” here:

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New Single “Erin Go Bragh” Posted By Döxa

As recently announced, Spain’s symphonic power metal act Döxa has joined Pitch Black Records with the band’s third album “Lust for Wonder,” scheduled for release on September 29th on CD and Digital. Ahead of the release, the band issued a lyric video for the new single “Erin Go Bragh,” which features a guest appearance by Pink Cream 59 frontman David Readman. Check it out in the player at the bottom.

Döxa came to existence in the Spring of 2007, in Madrid, Spain as the brainchild of Víctor Fernández (ex-Darksun). The band’s music draws heavily from symphonic and classic metal, but also from other musical styles as well such as folk, new age and classical.

“Lust for Wonder” also features a guest vocal appearances by Ani M. Fojaco (Last Days of Eden). The track listing is:

1. A Game of You
2. Annabel Lee
3. The Spring in You
4. Creole
5. The Stormseller
6. Queen of Spades
7. Erin Go Bragh (Feat. David Readman)
8. Windlike
9. Two Roses
10. Hymn to the Ravenlord
11. When a Dream Says Farewell
12. A Fool’s Tarantella

Check out “Erin Go Bragh” here:

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Augury Inks Record Deal With The Artisan Era

The wait is nearly over! Montreal-based progressive death metal crew Augury has been hard at work the last few years writing and recording a highly-anticipated third album to follow 2009’s “Fragmentary Evidence.”

Today the band is proud to announce signing a record deal with rising extreme metal label The Artisan Era, which will be followed by the release of Augury’s 3rd album in 2018.

The Canadian group comments: “We are proud to announce that Augury has teamed with The Artisan Era Records for the release of our third album. While the recording is entering the mixing/mastering process with Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy) at The Grid Studios, Augury is back with a new creation, lyrically influenced by lost civilizations and their enigmas, musically following the roots from the two predecessors, 2004’s ‘Concealed,’ and 2009’s ‘Fragmentary Evidence.’ The album’s artwork and title will be disclosed in a further statement, so brace yourselves for its emergence in Spring 2018!”

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Shadow Kingdom Records Signs Blackrat

In the lost metropolis of Calgary, Canada, broods an obscure evil. Blackrat has taken the oath with Shadow Kingdom Records for the third album, “Dread Reverence,” due in Spring 2018. Like the disfigured offspring of Morbid and Motörhead (or Tank and Tormentor), Blackrat brings humanities’ oldest nightmares to life.

“We have awakened something very evil on the new album,” promises vocalist/guitarist Ian Lemke. “We anticipate a great spreading of terror from our bond with Shadow Kingdom!”

Release date, cover art, and preorder info for “Dread Reverence” to be announced imminently. Expect ancient witching metal of the highest, filthiest order – beware of Blackrat!

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New Album “The Curse Within” Revealed By No Return

French death/thrash act No Return has actually returned with the follow up to 2015’s “Fearless Walk to Rise.” The new album “The Curse Within” is slated for release on November 17th via Mighty Music/Target Group.

No Return was originally formed in 1989. The band recorded its first album “Psychological Torment” (1990) in Germany with Coroner’s drummer and Marky Marquis as Art Director, then produced the second album “Contamination Rises” (1992) at Morrisound’s Studios in Tampa, Florida with the help of Scott Burns.

Ever since, the band has kept on sharing its passion for music, performing alongside other bands such as Arch Enemy, Samael, Napalm Death, Sepultura, Coroner, Motorhead and many others, all while regularly releasing new albums.

In 2015, the band released the comeback album “Fearless Walk To Rise” worldwide produced by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Pretty Maids). Several tours followed this release including a French tour that was closed with a performance on the Mainstage of the Hellfest Open Air.

In Spring 2017, the band went back to Hansen Studios to record the 10th studio album “The Curse Within.” The track list and artwork can be found here:

1. Inhale
2. The Will To Stand Up
3. The Crimson Rider
4. Despise Your Heroes
5. To The Dark Side Of The Sun
6. Just Passing Through
7. Memories Turns To Ashes
8. My Last Words
9. Stare At My Reflection
10. Serpent’s Curse

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New Video Clip “Dunderhead” Posted By Obese

Dutch stoner sludge act Obese released a video clip for the new song “Dunderhead.” The song appears on the new album “Anamnesis,” which will be released as a CD and digital download on October 20th via Argonauta Records. Pre-orders can be had at this location.

Originally planned for a Spring release, the band endured a singer change during the recording sessions, pushing back “Anamnesis” to the fall. The album is a beast made of heavy “fat” guitars and killer vocals, a perfect blend of sonorities meeting Crowbar, High On Fire and Torche.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Agony
2. Dunderhead
3. Mother Nurture
4. Anthropoid
5. Human Abstract
6. Ymir
7. Behexed
8. Psychic Secretion

Check out “Dunderhead,” which was shot, directed and edited by Ryan Oomenhere, right here:

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Jasta Releases “The Same Flame” Music Video

Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta continues to build upon his legacy with new Jasta album “The Lost Chapters,” which was released this past March. Jasta’s next U.S. performance will be in CT on Oct. 7th w/New Years Day at The Webster Underground.

Until then, look for Jasta on his “European Vacation” tour starting this Friday, Aug 25th through Sept 1st. Jast today also unleashes his new music video for the track “The Same Flame,” which was shot by Paul McGuire of Obscenery Films.

Jamey comments: “I’m really excited to launch the video for the Jasta track, ‘The Same Flame,’ directed by my friend Paul McGuire. Those who listen to my Podcast know I’ve been talking about doing a project completely DIY style w/Jastafor months and this video, along with two others, are the outcome of that. In addition to a nine song album that was partially fan funded! Not only did I get to work on every aspect of the recording, packaging and producing the album, but I got to help direct and scout locations. Now we have a cool visual to go along with one of my favorite songs off the Jasta album.

“Since I released the album in the spring, Jasta had a successful tour w/ Anthrax and Killswitch Engage. After that I got busy touring on Warped with Hatebreed, but I was able to shoot 3 Jasta videos in 3 days on a short break. Now I get to hit the road w/Kasta in Europe for a short tour and then I’ll be back doing a home-state show Oct. 7th w/ Jasta before Hatebreed hits the road again.”

25 Aug – Sarbrücken, Germany – Garage
26 Aug – Sulingen, Germany – Reload Festival
27 Aug – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Neushoorn
28 Aug – Aarschot, Belgium – De Klinker
29 Aug – Brest, France – Le P’tit Minou
30 Aug – Nantes, France – Ferrailleur
31 Aug – Colmar, France – Le Grillen
01 Sep – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
07 Oct – Hartford, CT – The Webster Underground

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Alcest Re-Issuing “Souvenirs D’un Autre Monde” Special Edition

Released in 2007, Alcest’s debut album, “Souvenirs d’un autre monde,” marks the starting point of the French band’s extraordinary career.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of this groundbreaking record, Prophecy Productions has unveiled plans to reissue “Souvenirs d’un autre monde” in two very special limited edition formats on September 22nd.

With the release of “Souvenirs d’un autre monde” (English: “Memories from another world”), Alcest mastermind Neige forged a luminous sound that floats on the fringes of metal, yet incorporates emotions of euphoria, bliss, and nostalgia. The album has become known as one of the fundamental releases of the blackgaze / post-black metal genre, and a record that continually influences countless other bands in its wake.

In 2016, the release was selected by Pitchfork as one of its “50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time.”

1. Printemps Émeraude (“Emerald Spring”)
2. Souvenirs d’un autre monde (“Memories from another world”)
3. Les Iris (“The Iris”)
4. Ciel Errant (“Wandering Sky”)
5. Sur l’autre rive je t’attendrai (“On the other shore I will wait for you”)
6. Tir nan Og (Irish: “Land of the Young”)

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Mordatorium Debuts New Track “The Culling” From Upcoming New Album “Obsessed With Death”

Chicago death metal trio Mordatorium is proud to announce the August 25 release of new album “Obsessed With Death”. Inspired by the likes of Grave, Carcass, and early Entombed, Mordatorium deliver harsh, biting death metal fueled by the sounds of the early British and Swedish scenes.

With main man Andrew Oosterbaan handling guitars, bass, and vocal duties alongside Pearl Kacew on drums, recording for “Obsessed With Death” began over the final months of 2016 and the album was completed in the spring of 2017. The cover artwork and visual design was created by Lauren Gornik Illustration.

Check out now “The Culling” below.

Obsessed With Death by Mordatorium

Andrew Oosterbaan comments:

“We’re very excited to present this album, as it has been a long time in the making. A couple of the songs are almost two years old now! It’s also a big pleasure to be able to unleash the first full-length Mordatorium release featuring acoustic drums and my longtime partner in crime Pearl. Obsessed With Death continues the trend begun on 2014’s Raw, steering away from the more melodic and experimental material of Mordatorium’s early years in favor of some more straight forward and nasty sounding death metal. I absolutely love the old-school looking artwork that Lauren did for us, as I feel it fits the current style of the band nicely.”

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