Venenum Releasing Debut Album “Trance Of Death”

The Ajna Offensive just set March 17th as the North American release date for Venenum’s debut album, “Trance of Death.” The label comments:

“It makes a difference in effort and time either to dig six feet deep or to build a necropolis. Venenum decided for the latter…and it was worth every fucking second of waiting. Five years after the successful self-titled mini-album, Venenum strikes with debut full-length, ‘Trance of Death.’

“The album presents Venenum on a new level of devotion and continues new and never-before-heard layers of darkness. The six new compositions and introduction theme are a grand melding of unique visions and unaltered traditions woven and blended into a complex unit of sacred horror. ‘Trance of Death’ is far away from being another one-dimensional tribute to the grave: it is reverence and praise, a hymn to the impending end of all things.”

1. Entrance
2. Merging Nebular Drapes
3. The Nature of the Ground
4. Cold Threat
5. Trance of Death Part I – Reflections
6. Trance of Death Part II – Metanola Journey
7. Trance of Death Part III – There Are Other Worlds…

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Forgotten Tomb Lining Up 2017 Tour Dates With Caronte

The Italian black/doom metal heavyweights from Forgotten Tomb are soon to celebrate their 18th year of existence with 9 albums under their belts and will hit the road along with the ritualistic doom mongers Caronte between April and May 2017.

Both bands will be presenting their brand new albums that will be released next year. The tour will be handled by Daemon Star Agency and dates / venues are still being confirmed.

The upcoming tour will be Forgotten Tomb’s first after the successful “European Upheaval” tour with Nocturnal Depression, which took place late 2015 – the same year which saw the release of latest installment, “Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love.” Stay tuned for full details.

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Brutai Announces New Live Shows

Since the successful release of brand new single “Deep,” Brutai has been making waves with catchy modern metal, building anticipation for a new release, due at the end of 2016.

The band was just confirmed for this year’s edition of Bloodstock Festival, alongside the likes of Slayer, Gojira, Mastodon and more, and will perform on the Sophie Lancaster Stage on the Friday.

Brutai is heading out on some dates with The Five Hundred in a couple of weeks. Dates are as follows:

Friday 6th May – Bantam Northampton
Saturday 7th May – Bar 42 Worthing
Sunday 8th May – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
Friday 13th May – Sound Circus, Bournemouth
Saturday 14th May – The Gryphon, Bristol
Sunday 15th May – Sanctuary Live UK, Basingstoke

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Title, Release Date For Debut Announced By Bloodred

The long awaited debut full length release from German blackened death metal act Bloodred will be entitled “Nemesis” and will be issued on April 8th, 2016.

Bloodred recorded the album in July 2015 when Ron Merz teamed up with Alexander Krull (Atrocity/Leaves Eyes) at Mastersound Studio in Germany. For the two, it was the continuation of the successful cooperation from the debut EP “The Lost Ones.” Krull produced, mixed and mastered the release.

Once more Atrocity/Leaves’ Eyes drummer Joris Nijenhuis was tapped for drum duties. Merz commented: “Joris is a world-class drummer, bringing in a whole new way ennobling, powerful dimension to my music with its style!”

More information is expected soon.

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DUST BOLT: New Album In The Making + Tour Dates Announced!

When DUST BOLT comes into town, you better be prepared for a thunder of massive thrash blasts & heavy as hell riffs! After the successful release of their last album Awake The Riot (2014, Napalm Records), the band has checked in with fantastic news for every metal head, as they are currently working on a […]

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DUST BOLT: New Album In The Making + Tour Dates Announced!

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Neverstar To Release New Single "Lose Control"

U.K. based symphonic act Neverstar will release the new single “Lose Control” on October 22nd. The single will consist of two songs, which marks an evolution in the band’s musical direction.

Front women Vega Sims commented, “Our new material offers some serious punch mixed with my opinionated and emotional lyrics. It all just feels more authentic and true to who we are and where we come from.“

The following press release was also issued:

“Originally inspired by big names such as Nightwish and In Flames, Neverstar has spent a lot of time to break the mould, ensuring they have something unique to offer. An extended version of Lose Control will be included in the band’s debut album, which is expected to hit the streets during the spring of 2013.

“This single follows the successful seven track demo EP ‘When Dreams Come True’. When Dreams Come True was released in 2011 and helped the band gain a pretty decent 5000 strong Facebook following.

“Lose Control will be available from all major digital music platforms and the band’s website.”

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Firewind Posts Studio Diary, Pt. I "Drum Recordings"

Greek now Boston based power metal band Firewind is back in the studio recording it’s seventh album and follow up to the successful “Days Of Defiance” LP and tour. The band posted the first of a series of Studio Diary videos, this one showing the drum recordings.

Check out the video here:

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