Cytotoxin Posts “Gammageddon” Album Preview

“Gammageddon” is the forthcoming new full-length from Germany’s Chernobyl-themed death bringers, Cytotxin.

Captured earlier this year again at Kohlekeller Studios, “Gammageddon” centers itself on the city of Pripyat, which had grown to a population of nearly fifty-thousand by the time it was evacuated the day after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

“Gammageddon” serves as a soundtrack to the horrors leading to the evacuation with its unadulterated technical extremity. Check out an album preview below. The album will be released on CD and digital formats via Unique Leader Records on July 21st.

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Date For Debut EP Release “Burning Torches” Set By Krossfyre

Today, Spain’s Krossfyre set September 15th as the international release date for the debut EP “Burning Torches” via Hells Headbangers on both CD and 12″ vinyl.

One of the most exciting newcomers Hells Headbangers has come across lately, Krossfyre formed only last year, but set to work on writing and recording “Burning Torches,” completing the six-song/20-minute EP last September at Moontower Studios. Although an otherwise brand-new name, Krossfyre include among their ranks members who do or have done time in such bands as Sheidim, Spain’s Graveyard, Körgull the Exterminator, Insulters, Morbid Flesh, and Suspiral. Nevertheless, the creation of Burning Torches itself bespeaks a whole new era of domination.

Right from its very beginning, “Burning Torches” explodes with an excitement and electricity that are uniquely Krossfyre’s, passion and poison mixed into one.

Pounding metal, diabolic force, total power from Hell: this Spanish quintet whip forth a fury that’s strangely familiar yet simultaneously refreshingly unique; it’s a sound that’s been brewing in cast-iron cauldrons for time eternal, but now bubbling over with a youthful joie de vivre. References to be made include classic Nifelheim and Vomitor, but also early Tribulation, later Desaster, Gospel of the Horns, Bestial Mockery, and Nocturnal Graves among others. But the sheer charisma and cantankerous esprit Krossfyre exude – not to mention infectious, gloriously METAL songwriting – puts the band squarely amongst those hallowed ranks. Early days still, to be sure, but on evidence of the forthcoming “Burning Torches,” the name Krossfyre will soon be upon the tongues of diehards worldwide soon enough. Take these “Burning Torches” and feel the fire!

The track listing is as follows:

1. Krossfyre (intro)
2. Fire Solution (check out the song here)
3. Burning Torches
4. Tabellae Defixionum
5. Black Jaws of Evil
6. The Great Masturbator

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Incantation Premieres New Song & Music Video “Messiah Nostrum” From Forthcoming New Album “Profane Nexus”

Incantation premieres a new song and music video titled “Messiah Nostrum”, taken from the forthcoming new album “Profane Nexus”, which Relapse Records will have in stores on August 11th.

Check out now “Messiah Nostrum” below.

Comments drummer Kyle Severn:

“Our second offering off of our new album Profane Nexus, ‘Messiah Nostrum‘, is about world religion and prayer culminating at a point in the cosmos before time, creating a messiah. This messiah’s only desire is to destroy what created it. The performance was filmed by Don Tyler, who captured the darkness of the song perfectly.”

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“Welcome To Wacken” Behind The Scenes Clip Posted Online

BangerTV has posted a second behind-the-scenes look at the forthcoming virtual reality movie “Welcome To Wacken,” the first fully 360° virtual reality music festival documentary, produced by Canada’s Banger Films (“Metal Evolution,” “Iron Maiden: Flight 666”) and Secret Location.

In this exclusive clip, cameras follow the crew as they prepare to capture fans from around the world storming Wacken’s hallowed gates for the opening of the main stages. Later, the brave and diligent crew race against a rainstorm to wrangle a group of fans into a 360° circle headbang.

On the third day of shooting in the muddy fields of Northern Germany, Creative Director Marty Flanagan acknowledges: “It’s been incredible getting to know what metal really means to people and what drives them to travel half-way around the world to be at Wacken.”

“Welcome To Wacken” will be screened at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. Fans will have the opportunity to watch it free as part of Fantasia’s VR 360 Experience, from July 19th through July 23rd.

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Demon Eye Posts New Song “The Redeemer”

“Prophecies And Lies” is the forthcoming full-length release from North Carolina-based occult metal unit Demon Eye. Set for release via Soulseller Records, the eleven-track burner was recorded by Corrosion Of Conformity’s Mike Dean in the band’s hometown of Raleigh.

In advance of its release, today “The Redeemer” is offered up for public consumption below. Issues Demon Eye of the track: “With ‘The Redeemer,’ the band was trying something new. The riffing is stripped down to a sparse pattern in order to create a powerful dynamic through melody and the use of space. Lyrically, the song is an observation on human behavior, and how emotions like fear and anger are flip sides of the same coin.”

Furthermore, Demon Eye will a play a record release show this coming August with Captain Beyond, with additional live performances to be announced in the weeks ahead.

8/18/2017 Pourhouse – Raleigh, NC w/ Captain Beyond

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Enthroned Parts With Bassist Phorgath

After ten years of membership, Phorgath has decided to leave Enthroned. The band will continue with a new member and looks forward to the forthcoming concerts and recording an eleventh album later this year.

Phorgath comments: “I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Enthroned for doing my part on these four albums and for giving me the opportunity to produce three of them. I will miss being with and travelling the world with the guys. I have only good memories, but it’s time for me and Enthroned to focus on our new projects. Hail Enthroned & The Blackened Horde.”

Enthroned had this to say: ” We’re sad to see Phorgath go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our support for the future. The past ten years have been beyond intense, we’ve gone through a lot together, as brothers, as musicians and as partners in crime. There is no animosity or tension between us. All our best wishes go to Phorgath; may all your future projects go according to your plans!

“The four of us will now continue with a new bass player, who is none other than long-time friend Norgaath, known for his duties within Nightbringer / Coldborn /Grimfaug. We’re looking forward to finishing the composition and starting the recording of the new album with Norgaath and go on the road together.”

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Hellweed Debuts New Song “Guts Out” From Forthcoming New EP “Legacy in Vain”

Russian hardcore metal outfit Hellweed debuts a new song entitled “Guts Out”, taken from the forthcoming new EP “Legacy in Vain”, which will be out in stores June 30.

Check out now “Guts Out” below.

Explains vocalist Roman Chekhovsky:

“Lyrically, ‘Guts Out’ is about many of Russian bands, our friends, who quit playing heavy music, because it’s never been popular or brings something in Russia. Never. But I would rather die than sell our guitars and close our practice room, so we keep fighting in the heart of evil. For the metal and hardcore pride.”

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Stone Sour Premieres New Song & Video “Mercy” From Forthcoming New Album “Hydrograd”

Stone Sour premieres a new song and video titled “Mercy”, taken from the forthcoming new album “Hydrograd”, which will be released on June 30th through Roadrunner Records. The below video for the track was shot at Sphere Studios, where the band recorded its new album.

Check out now “Mercy” below.

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Aborted Releasing “Bathos” EP

Belgium’s busy-as-a-beaver death metal sickos from Aborted have recorded two new tracks for you. The singles will be out on the forthcoming EP, “Bathos,” which will be available as a digital download via Century Media Records on July 7th, 2017.

1. Bathos
2. Fallacious Crescendo

Stay tuned for a song stream to arrive at the end of the month. For now, you can catch these upcoming Aborted 2017 tour dates:

6/23 Ferropolis, DE – With Full Force 2017
6/25 Borgo Priolo, IT – Dagda Live Club
6/26 Salzburg, AT – Rockhouse Bar
6/27 Dornbirn, AT – Conrad Sohm
6/28 Aschaffenburg, DE – Colos-Saal
6/29 Aarau, CH – Kiff
7/6-7 Winthorpe, UK – Country Showground
7/9 Zwolle, NL – Hedon
7/11 Munster, DE – Sputnikhalle
8/3 Wacken, DE – Wacken Open Air
8/4 Volt Sittard, NL – Poppodium
8/5 Brugge, BE – Het Entrepot
8/6 St. Maurice De Gourdans, FR – Stade Regis Perrin
8/11 Villena, ES – Leyendas Del Rock

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Bison Debuts New Song “Water Becomes Fire” From Forthcoming New Album “You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient”

Vancouver metal band Bison debuts a new song entitled “Water Becomes Fire”, taken from the forthcoming new album “You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient”, which will be released on July 07th through Pelagic Records.

Check out now “Water Becomes Fire” below.

Says the band of the song:

“Hello workers. Please indulge in this tense composition titled ‘Water Becomes Fire‘. Rejoice as you take part in the everyday battles and continue the war against those miserable bastards who may try to make light of your love’s true aim.”

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