Carach Angren Debuts New Music Video “Charles Francis Coghlan” From Brand New Album “Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten”

Carach Angren debuts a new music video for “Charles Francis Coghlan”, taken from the band’s brand new album “Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten”, which arrived in stores yesterday June 16th through Season of Mist.

Check out now “Charles Francis Coghlan” below.

Says the band of the clip:

“After months of incredible hard work, we are extremely proud to present our official horror video for ‘Charles Francis Coghlan‘. Together with director Rick Jacops, we have relentlessly pushed all creative limits to transport the viewer into another terrifying dimension. Everything you see is real and produced as well as co-directed by us. Prepare to be obsessed and possessed!”

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Withered Streams New Track “Distort, Engulf”

Atlanta outfit Withered just released a new track titled “Distort, Engulf.” Give it a listen via the YouTube player below.

This terrifying track comes off Withered’s forthcoming album, “Grief Relic,” due out through Season of Mist worldwide on May 27th. In support of the album, Withered will hit the road alongside Inter Arma in July (full dates available here).

Regarding the tour, guitarist/vocalist Mike Thompson comments, “Everything we do is just to enable us to perform live as much as possible. Since we haven’t toured much in the last few years, we have a lot of pent up energy that’s ready to be released. I couldn’t be happier that we’re sharing the experience with our old friends from Inter Arma.”

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White Zombie Re-Releasing Early Material As “It Came From N.Y.C.”

Years before Beavis and Butt-head headbanged “Thunder Kiss ’65” and “More Human than Human” into the eternal rock video canon, there was primordial White Zombie – a quintessential, diabolically loud byproduct of Manhattan’s underground rock scene, born of art-school rendezvous and squalid apartment circumstance.

On June 3rd, 2016, Numero resurrects White Zombie’s eternally out-of-print early EPs and LPs as “It Came From N.Y.C.” This set is the most exhaustive attempt so far to document the band’s wondrously ugly birth. Get reintroduced to White Zombie as New York noise-rock, a grotesque creation that clawed and threatened its way to crossover metal glory.

Spread across five LPs or three compact discs, all 39 tracks have been remastered by White Zombie guitarist J. Yuenger and packaged alongside the original lurid artwork. The accompanying 108-page book painstakingly documents White Zombie’s punishing progression through scores of unpublished photos, period discography, a T-shirtography, and tales from the terrifying early years that stitch together the sordid story of a band whose true power eclipsed its mainstream heyday. Full details and track listings are available below.

5LPs or 3 CDs
108 page hardcover book
20,000 word essay by Grayson Currin
Flyer gallery
Complete Shirtography, 1985-1990
50 previously unpublished photographs
Available on black, white*, and Toxic Waste Green* vinyl
*only available via Numero Group website

God’s On Voodoo Moon 7″-1985

Gentleman Junkie
King Of Souls
Tales From The Scare Crow Man
Cat’s Eye Resurrection
Black Friday*
Dead or Alive*

Pig Heaven 7″ – 1986

Pig Heaven
Slaughter The Grey
Scarecrow #2*
Red River Flow*
Rain Insane*
Paradise Fireball*

Psycho-Head Blowout 12″ EP – 1987

Eighty-Eight
Fast Jungle
Gun Crazy
Kick
Memphis
Magdalene
True Crime

Soul-Crusher 12″ LP – 1987

Ratmouth
Shack Of Hate
Drowning The Colossus
Crow III
Die Zombie Die
Skin
Truck On Fire
Future Shock
Scum Kill
Diamond Ass

Make Them Die Slowly 12″ LP – 1989

Demonspeed
Disaster Blaster
Murderworld
Revenge
Acid Flesh
Power Hungry
Godslayer

God Of Thunder 12″ EP – 1989

God Of Thunder
Love Razor
Disaster Blaster-2

*Previously unissued

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“Lords Of Chaos” Movie Adaptation To Star Rory Culkin

Variety.com is reporting that a movie version of the infamous “Lords of Chaos” book is coming. The movie will be produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London and directed by Jonas Akerlund. Variety reports on the casting and storyline:

Rory Culkin (“Scream 4,” “Signs”) and Caleb Landry Jones (“X-Men: First Class,” “Byzantium”) are confirmed for leading roles in the film, with further cast to be announced shortly.

[The move] which is co-produced by Chimney and Eleven Arts, is the terrifying story based on real events about a dream-turned-nightmare for a group of teenagers who spiral out of control.

The pic follows 17-year-old Euronymous, who is determined to escape his traditional upbringing in 1980s Oslo. He becomes fixated on creating true “Norwegian Black Metal” music with his band Mayhem, and creates a phenomenon by using shocking stunts to put the band’s name on the map. But as the lines between publicity and reality start to blur, acts of arson, violence and a vicious murder shock the nation.

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The Scintilla Project Releasing New Album “The Hybrid”

“Scintilla,” a science fiction thriller, is set deep underground in the wilds of a former Soviet state where strange genetic experiments are taking place.

A war weary mercenary is hired to lead a company scientist to the secret underground laboratory and with his team of mercenaries to steal the research in the laboratory. Along the way they face dangerous militia involved in a bloodthirsty civil war, strange monsters lurking in the abandoned tunnels of the old Soviet bunker, and finally they meet the scientist running the genetic experiments and her terrifying secret.

The film has inspired a newly formed super-group titled The Scintilla Project, fronted by Saxon’s own Biff Byford, who will be releasing the album “The Hybrid” in the U.S. on September 2nd, 2014 via UDR Music. Select tracks on the record are co-produced by heavy metal producer Andy Sneap, who also plays guitar on these tracks.

Biff Byford states, “I was introduced to Lionel Hicks by Toby Jepson while recording ‘Call To Arms’. This was leading Saxon to write a song for the Lionel Hicks produced film ‘Scintilla’. As the film developed through production, our minds began working – maybe we could put together a concept album based on and inspired by the film. While I was having a break from writing with Saxon, Lionel Hicks, Anthony Ritchie (both ‘Balance Of Power’), and I decided that I would produce and also sing on the album. I brought in Andy Sneap to co-produce and play guitar on some tracks.”

1. Scintilla (One Black Heart)
2. Beware The Children
3. Permanence
4. Some Nightmare
5. Angels
6. Pariah
7. The Damned And Divine
8. Life In Vain
9. No Rest for The Wicked (Saxon recording as featured in the film – taken from ‘Call To Arms’)

The Scintilla Project is:

Biff Byford (vocals)
Lionel Hicks (drums)
Anthony Ritchie (bass)
Andy Sneap (guitar)

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The Grotesquery Streaming Second Album

The highly anticipated second album from The Grotesquery was recently released and is now streaming on Bandcamp. Titled “The Facts & Terrifying Testament of Mason Hamilton: Tsathoggua Tales,” the eleven-track album is an exercise of old-school, horror occult death metal. The band was formed in early 2009 by vocalist Kam Lee (Bone Gnawer, ex-Massacre), guitarist Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Ribspreader…etc.) and joined by bass player Johan Berglund from the band This Haven and the percussion skills of Brynjar Helgetun of the band Liklukt. The Grotesquery also will have an upcoming split with the band Intestinal. The two tracks on it will be “The Cult of Chthulu Calling” and “The Lurking Fear IV. The Horror in the Eyes.” Stream the entire album below in the player.

The Facts & Terrifying Testament of Mason Hamilton: Tsathoggua Tales by The Grotesquery

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Stonehaven To Release New Album "Concerning Old-Strife And Man-Banes"

Midwest black metal behemoths Stonehaven are set to unearth their second full-length offering through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on April 20th, 2012. Entitled “Concerning Old-Strife And Man-Banes,” the album was recorded and mixed at Massive Sound Studios in Kansas City by Corey White and mastered by Mike Nolte.

The cover art — a scene meant as a direct correlation to the mood of the record — was crafted by the band’s own Caleb May and depicts late 10th century King Olaf Trygvason of Norway and his men at the Godey Isles, torturing Raud the Strong. The band commented, “Raud was a priest of the local Scandinavian pagan religion, and had refused to convert to Christianity at the point of King Olaf’s sword. Seizing him from his bed at night, they dragged him outside, where Raud refused conversion once more. The king decided he should die the worst of ways publicly to set an example. Thus, Raud was held down and after many attempts — including the use of a drinking horn and hot poker — he was forced to swallow a snake. The title in turn is meant to resemble the tongue-in-cheek chapter titles of many Icelandic Sagas. Two kennings are used, old-strife (representing historical woes) and man-banes (swords). Kennings are a type of old Scandinavian figure of speech found in Sagas and other writing.”

“We pride ourselves on our theme and style,” addded the band in a collective statement. “Our album is the end product of years of hard work. It captures the horrors of old world Europe: atrocity, murder, and Norse Heathenism. From aggressive black metal riffs to magnificent Viking melodies, Concerning Old-Strife And Man-Banes encapsulates a journey into the terrifying past of our ancestors.”

Check out “Addressing a Scorn Pole” at the band’s official Facebook page.

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