The Convalescence Releases “Scum” Video

Recent Unique Leader signees The Convalescence will release new album “This Is Hell” via Unique Leader Records on September 1st, 2017.

The ten-track offering was produced by John Burke (Forever In Terror, Captain Kid), at Vibe Studios, mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, Beyond Creation) at The Grid and comes wrapped in the macabre cover art of Coki Greenway.

In advance of its release, today the band is pleased to unveil a disturbing visual accompaniment to latest album single “Scum” – check it out in the YouTube clip below. You can also catch the band live on these upcoming tour dates:

w/ Venom Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust:
9/01/2017 Voltage – Philadelphia, PA
9/02/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
9/03/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
9/04/2017 The Low Beat – Albany, NY *
9/05/2017 Bungalow Bar – Manchester, NH *
9/06/2017 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
9/07/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
9/08/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
9/09/2017 Full Terror Metal Fest – Cave In Rock, IL
9/10/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
9/11/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
9/13/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA
9/14/2017 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
9/16/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
9/18/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
9/19/2017 The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/20/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/21/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/22/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
9/23/2017 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
9/24/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
9/25/2017 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
9/26/2017 Parish at HOB – New Orleans, LA
9/28/2017 Churchill’s – Miami, FL
9/29/2017 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/30/2017 The Haven – Orlando, FL
10/01/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/02/2017 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/07/2017 The Realm – Toledeo, OH *
* THE CONVALESCENCE only

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CYTOTOXIN: Album Drops July 21

Gammageddon serves as a soundtrack to the horrors leading to the evacuation, of the city of Pripyat (Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant) with its unadulterated technical extremity. At a forty-minute run time, even the deepest, densest bunkers won’t protect you from this massive overindulgence of radioactive brutality. CYTOTOXIN‘s Gammageddon will be released on CD and digital formats via Unique […]

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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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New Album “With All Their Might” Announced By Dyscarnate

UK death metal trio Dyscarnate will release the third full-length album, and first for Unique Leader Records, on September 15th. Titled “With All Their Might,” the eight-track offering was captured by Stu McKay (Ingested, Acrania et al) at Studio 6 in England and mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Ancient, Aborted, Volbeat, Evergrey et al) at Hansen Studios in Denmark.

“‘With All Their Might’ is the sound of us nailing our colors to the mast in no uncertain terms,” issues the band of their latest release. “We’ve always worked on each new album as its own entity, and feel the whole thing needs to flow as one cohesive piece. Every song has its place on the record, but the lyrics and feel of each one reflects a signature theme. We feel that while this record is the most complete thing we’ve ever done, it’s also the most varied, dynamic, and evolved we have ever been. We have written this album for only ourselves, and as a result feel we have something our fans will really connect to. Dyscarnate is now split between Shropshire, Sussex, and Amsterdam, which has meant this record has been written and recorded in a wide variety of locations. For the last two weeks of writing, we set ourselves up in a secluded farmhouse just over the Welsh border, where we worked non-stop putting the finishing touches to the demos, as well as tracking all the vocals ourselves. Inspiration has come from everywhere on the musical spectrum and beyond. We didn’t want to work within any kind of parameters, and tried things we wouldn’t have gone near in the past. Song and lyric concepts have included, among many others: existential dread, insanity, human perception, and strength of will.”

Preorder information and the first official video will be announced in the weeks to come. The album artwork and track listing can be found here:

1. Of Mice And Mountains
2. This Is Fire!
3. Iron Strengthens Iron
4. Traitors In The Palace
5. To End All Flesh Before Me
6. Backbreaker
7. All The Devils Are Here
8. Nothing Seems Right

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The Countdown Continues! EUROPE Releases 60 sec Clip for new Boxset

Watch Here   The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show – Live At The Roundhouse  Out July 21, 2017 | Pre-Order Here With only 10 days to go, on July 21, 2017, Swedish classic rock icons EUROPE will share their unique 30th Anniversary performance of The Final Countdown from London’s legendary Roundhouse with fans everywhere. The band’s new limited edition audio/video release, The […]

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Rabid Bitch Of The North Releasing “Nothing But A Bitter Taste” Album

Traditional metal trio Rabid Bitch Of The North will release “Nothing But a Bitter Taste” this August 18th via Hostile Media.

“‘Nothing But a Bitter Taste’ has essentially been several years in the making. For the first time in over 10 years of performing live we had to find time to take off, go to our studio, and do this album justice,” comments band frontman Joe McDonnell. “This is a concrete slab of that classic British sounding metal. It’s something straight off a NWOBHM compilation cassette. A varied spectrum of styles and tempos, and each track has its own story. It is heavy metal with rock n roll, but it is definitely progressive sounding from the previous EP and singles we’ve released.”

The album was recorded by guitarist Gerard Mulholland. “Gerrys production has been a learn as you work approach. Using his skills built up from years of making our demos and singles,” Joe adds regarding the recording process. “What we wanted to achieve was a record that captured our unique character, as well sounding like a record that we would listen to. We wanted it to sound like the metal we like, which is anything from the golden era of heavy metal. Maybe a few Judas Priest records were points of reference at times, but the album was never based on one particular sound.”

1. The Missionary
2. Chance
3. Nothing But A Bitter Taste
4. Gilded Men
5. God Of Punishment
6. Demon Mind
7. Defending Two Castles
8. Trapped In 1999

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New Album “This Is Hell” Announced By The Convalescence

Ohio symphonic death metal unit/recent Unique Leader signee The Convalescence will release the new album “This Is Hell” on September 1st.

The ten-track offering was produced by John Burke (Forever In Terror, Captain Kid, etc.) at Vibe Studios, which was mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, Beyond Creation, etc.) at The Grid and comes wrapped in the macabre cover art of Coki Greenway.

The band commented: “We recently signed with Unique Leader Records to help us deliver our heaviest and darkest album yet with This Is Hell. We believe this is by far our best work and the strongest lineup of musicians we have ever had. This album has a lot more of a death metal feel to it than Poison Words and The Process but it’s still got The Convalescence sound with symphonic melodies from Katie [McCrimmon] on keys and plenty of slamming breakdowns.”

Preorders for “This Is Hell” will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out the title track streaming in the player below.

The track listing is:

1. Scum
2. No Way Out
3. I Won’t Survive
4. Murder Machine
5. Burn
6. There Will Be Blood
7. Alone
8. This Is Hell
9. With No Hope
10. The World Infested

Check out the title track here:

This is Hell by The Convalescence

In conjunction with the release of “This Is Hell,” the band will join The Blood Stained Earth North American tour featuring UK-based metal icons Venom Inc., New Orleans’ blackened death thrash legion Goatwhore, and Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust. See all confirmed dates below.

9/01/2017 Voltage – Philadelphia, PA
9/02/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
9/03/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
9/04/2017 The Low Beat – Albany, NY *
9/05/2017 Bungalow Bar – Manchester, NH *
9/06/2017 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
9/07/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
9/08/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
9/09/2017 Full Terror Metal Fest – Cave In Rock, IL
9/10/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
9/11/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
9/13/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA
9/14/2017 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
9/16/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
9/18/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
9/19/2017 The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/20/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/21/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/22/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
9/23/2017 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
9/24/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
9/25/2017 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
9/26/2017 Parish at HOB – New Orleans, LA
9/28/2017 Churchill’s – Miami, FL
9/29/2017 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/30/2017 The Haven – Orlando, FL
10/01/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/02/2017 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/07/2017 The Realm – Toledeo, OH *
* THE CONVALESCENCE only

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Blackfinger Announces New Album “When Colors Fade Away”

Singer Eric Wagner – formerly of Trouble and currently of The Skull – brings his unique and legendary voice to the next Blackfigner album, “When Colors Fade Away.” Now based in Pittsburgh, PA, Eric has a new Blackfginer lineup including another familiar name in doom circles, guitarist Terry Weston (Dream Death and Penance).

M-Theory Audio is pleased to announce a September 15th release date for the album on CD, limited edition colored vinyl and digital. Pre-order are up now at this location.

“Colors were a common theme throughout the first record… I think it was a reference for life, or maybe it was hope,” explains Eric Wagner. “What happens when colors start to fade or you feel like all hope is lost? I think there comes a time in everyone’s life when you need to confront your dark side in order to get to the light. When I saw the photographs of the old abandoned funeral home by Matt Bluejay, I thought it would make the perfect album cover for When Colors Fade Away, and the start of the journey to feel good about oneself again.”

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Beneath Reveals “Ephemeris” Album Details

“Ephemeris” is the third full length release from Icelandic death metal titans, Benath. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström at the acclaimed Studio Fredman in the fall of 2016.

After the departure of founding member and drummer Ragnar Sverrison, Beneath teamed up with Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) to handle the drums for the album. The result is nine tracks of relentless brutality.

Commented vocalist Benedikt Natanael Bjarnason, “We are immensely proud to announce the release of our third full-length album Ephemeris. We teamed up with Mike Heller to provide session drums for the nine-track album which adds a whole new dimension to the soundscape of Beneath. Make sure to not miss the release date on August 18th!”

Guitarist Jóhann Ingi Sigurðsson adds, “Ephemeris has been a demanding album for us personally and in many ways, it represents a turning point for the band. We’ve always pushed ourselves in ways that keep us invested and engaged in our music­, and on this album, that meant making big changes to our overall sound. There are songs that are a marriage of pure heaviness and brutality, while on the other spectrum there are some very challenging technical arrangements pushing the limits of our playing abilities. In the end, we ended up with an album that feels musically multidimensional and that we are extremely proud of.”

New album “Ephemeris” will be released on August 18th via Unique Leader Records and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Constellational Transformation
2. Eyecatcher
3. Ephemeris
4. Alignments
5. Guillotine
6. Cities Of The Outer Reaches
7. Medium Obscurum
8. Amorphous Globe
9. Multiangular

Ephemeris by Beneath

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Cytotoxin Posts “Gammageddon” Lyric Video

“Gammageddon” is the forthcoming new full-length album from Germany’s Chernobyl-themed death metal crew Cytotoxin. Check out the title track below.

Captured earlier this year at Kohlekeller Studios, “Gammageddon” centers itself on the city of Pripyat. At a forty-minute run time, even the deepest, densest bunkers won’t protect you from this massive overindulgence of radioactive brutality.

“Gammageddon” will be released on CD and digital formats via Unique Leader Records on July 21st. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Radiatus Generis
2. Chaos Cascade
3. Gammageddon
4. Chernopolis
5. Deadzone Outpist
6. Redefiniing Zenith
7. Corium Era
8. Antigensis
9. Outearther
10. Sector Zero

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