Sins Of The Damned Posts New Song “Take The Weapons” Online

Shadow Kingdom Records has set May 3rd as the international release date for Sins Of The Damned’s debut album, Striking The Bell Of Death, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.

Formed in 2013 in the city of Santiago, Sins Of The Damned have become a cult institution in their homeland of Chile, itself a hotbed of heavy metal mania. The band self-released their first couple of demos, totally DIY but 100% professional, and prodigiously perfected their craft with subsequent short-length releases every year since. And now, at last arrives the full distillation of Sins Of The Damned’s eternal, unyielding aesthetic: the full-length Striking The Bell Of Death!

For a debut album, Striking The Bell Of Death does everything it should: consolidate all of Sins Of The Damned’s strengths, unveil previously hinted-at elements, and deliver them in a powerful production. The beauty (or is that ugliness?) of Sins Of The Damned is that the quartet maintain such a classic sound, drinking deeply of metal’s rich history, and yet exude a freshness of approach that results in something legitimately, respectably modern. Striking The Bell Of Death is full, furious proof of that, exhibiting absolutely masterful songwriting – hooks, energy, and passion – while roughening it up in a manner almost blackened (but not too much!). As such, the record comes highly recommended to maniacs of classic Razor, Whiplash, Exciter, and Deathrow (Germany) as well as current torchbearers like Desaster, Gospel Of The Horns, Deathhammer, and Italy’s Barbarian.

Hark! Do you hear that sound? It’s Sins Of The Damned – Striking The Bell Of Death. The first tolling bell of doom can be heard with the new track “Take The Weapons”.

Striking The Bell Of Death by Sins Of The Damned

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Celestial Grave Reveals New EP “Pvtrefactio”

Iron Bonehead is proud to present a new 7″ EP from Celestial Grave, titled “Pvtrefactio.” Striking while the iron’s hot, this two-song record follows quickly on the heels of debut demo, “Burial Ground Trance.” New EP “Pvtrefactio” will drop April 21st and features the following artwork and track listing:

01. Deteriorating Angel
02. Pvtrefactio

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The Flight Of Sleipnir Releasing New Album “Skadi”

Following on the heels of 2014 album “V” (reviewed here), the 6th full-length album from The Flight Of Sleipnir will be titled “Skadi” and is coming January 20th, 2017. Record label Eisenwald comments:

“Taking inspiration from earlier recordings which work as the creative drive, they forge their trademark sounds ahead once again in Nordic spiked splendour wrapped in a new life-form. ‘Skadi’ creates another extraordinary venture, full of extreme metal and polarizing tension.

“There is a certain fresh simplicity in structure, though the further you delve in, the more complex and soaring it becomes. From pulsing waves of doom & stoner, decorative rock and prog to expanding glances into folk spiked with black metal-esque sparks. Whether you consume it at an intimate campfire or throughout stormy evenings, with ‘Skadi’ they have created one of their most passionate and artistic recordings to date.

“‘Skadi’ was recorded during 2016 and then mixed/mastered by Clayton Cushman. It features the striking artwork courtesy of the band’s own David Csicsely, that once again becomes a crucial force in The Flight of Sleipnir’s artistic appeal.”

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New Music Video “Welcome The Sickness” Posted By Mercenary

Danish modern metal act Mercenary posted a new music video for the track “Welcome the Sickness.” The song appears on the latest album “Through Our Darkest Days,” which is available now through NoiseArt Records and Prosthetic Records. The video was directed & produced by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie.

The band commented: “We’re immensely proud to be able to present our new video for ‘Welcome The Sickness.’ It’s been a great and fun experience making this possible through a crowdfunding campaign and interacting with the fans in a whole new way. We are very grateful for the support, as we would never have been able to finance a visit in Denmark’s biggest green screen studio with professional lights and makeup followed by two months of post production on our own. Moreover, we are really really happy with the striking, atmospheric, and visually dramatic way in which director Mircea Eftemie made our musical universe come to life. Without an incredible amount of hard work on his behalf, this video wouldn’t have been possible either, so please send a lot of kudos his way.”

Check it out here:

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Dynfari Signs With Code 666 To Release New Album "Sem Skuggin"

Dynfari has signed a deal to release the band’s new album “Sem Skuggin” through Code666 Productions. Code666 commented:

“Founded in 2010 in Iceland, Dynfari can be described as Atmospheric/Post-Black Metal. ‘Sem Skugginn’ is a highly dynamic and diverse concept album touching on the subject of humanity’s decline and human depravity in relation to the striking contrasts between how humanity is but a brief moment in history compared to the eternity that is the age of the universe.

“The diversity is personified with ambient sounds followed by blast beats, fast tempos by slow tempos, loudness by quiet and melancholy by hope…”

For more info on Dynfari, head over to the band’s official Facebook profile here.

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Sophicide Set To Release Debut LP "Perdition Of The Sublime"

German technical death metal act, Sophicide, announced that the name of the debut release is entitled “Perdition Of The Sublime.” Set for North American release on August 14, 2012 via Willowtip Records, the 11-track long player was recorded, mixed and mastered by founder Adam Laszlo at his home studio and features the striking cover design by artist Steve Voigt.

Formed as a one-man-project in 2009 by Laszlo, then 19, Sophicide fuses “elaborate melodies with battering technical brutality into a sound that’s as malicious as it is memorable.” Meaning “murder of wisdom,” Sophicide describes the state of modern society and serves as the central theme of “Perdition Of The Sublime.” Laszlo commented: “It’s another word for anti-intellectualism. People are stupid, ignorant and seem to be proud of it. This is a disturbing trend.”

“I’m really keen to release this album,” he continues of the release. “I’ve put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into it and I hope people can connect to it as I do. Basically the overall theme coincides with the meaning of ‘sophicide.’ Intellect and enlightenment seem to be displaced by religion and casting shows. There’s this overall apathy, people don’t seem to give a shit about anything as long as they get their cheap meat and TV shows. This is what POTS is basically about, although the focus is on religion, after all it’s the elephant in the room.”

The track listing for “Perdition Of The Sublime” is as follows:

1. The Art Of Atrocity (Streaming below)
2. Within Darkness
3. Perdition Of The Sublime
4. Of Lust And Vengeance
5. Execration
6. Blood For Honour
7. Freedom Of Mind
8. Folie Á Deux
9. Lafayette’s Deception
10. Dawn Of A New Age
11. The Essence Of Warfare

Check out “The Art OF Atrocity” streaming here:

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