Exumer To Release New Album “Hostile Defiance” In April; Posts New Video Online

On April 5th, legendary multinational thrash metallers Exumer will release their fifth full-length, “Hostile Defiance,” via Metal Blade Records.

“Hostile Defiance” is exactly what its title suggests. A 42-minute full on attack, the thrash faction hold nothing back as they unleash hell as only they can, yet with more variety and dynamics than ever before. “We wanted to sonically progress, incorporating more melodic elements in the music as well as more rhythmic variety,” states vocalist Mem Von Stein. “We are a lot braver trying to create an up to date and relevant sound that can easily stand alone in today’s thrash landscape without sounding trite or a throwback, and we’re challenging the listener not to get too comfortable with one specific feel, tempo or pace.”

For a preview of the album, the video for the first single, “Hostile Defiance”, can be seen below. The clip was created by renowned cover artist Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Voivod, etc.), who also made the album artwork and layout for Hostile Defiance.

Fans can pre-order Hostile Defiance here in the following formats:

– ltd. digipak-CD w/2 bonus tracks
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– orange red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
– red-brown/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– pale blackberry marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– orange-black color in color + red splattered (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
– white / blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– clear/red&black splattered vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 120 copies)

“Hostile Defiance” marks Exumer’s third time working with producer Dennis Koehne (Sodom, Melechesh). Tracking the album in studios in Dortmund and Frankfurt, the sessions were marked with “super positive vibes all around with a strong, driven work ethic to create an optimal product.” The band plans to tour the record hard, and will be hitting the road in Europe when the album drops, and from that point onward, they will be visiting as many countries as possible. “Our goal is simple: to further establish the band as one of the main German thrash metal acts that began in the 1980s and are now carrying the torch into the 2020s.”

“Hostile Defiance” tracklisting:

1. Hostile Defiance
2. Raptor
3. Carnage Rider
4. Dust Eater
5. King’s End
6. Descent
7. Trapper
8. The Order Of Shadows
9. Vertical Violence
10. Splinter
11. He’s A Woman – She’s A Man (Scorpions cover; CD bonus track)
12. Supposed To Rot (Entombed cover; CD bonus track)

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Thirty Nights of Violence Premiere Title Track Of Upcoming New Album “To Die In Your Portrait”

Thirty Nights of Violence premiere the title track of their upcoming new album “To Die In Your Portrait”, which comes out October 26th via Unbeaten Records.

Check out now “To Die In Your Portrait” below.

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Evil Invaders Premiere New Music Video For “Broken Dreams in Isolation” From Latest Album “Feed Me Violence”

Belgian speed metal outfit Evil Invaders premiere a new music video for “Broken Dreams in Isolation”, taken from their latest album “Feed Me Violence”.

Check out now “Broken Dreams in Isolation” below.

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Torn the Fuck Apart Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album “A Genetic Predisposition to Violence”

Kansas City brutal death metal band Torn the Fuck Apart premiere the full-album stream of the band’s brand new album “A Genetic Predisposition to Violence”, which was released yesterday via Gore House Productions.

Check out now “A Genetic Predisposition to Violence” in its entirety below.

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Torn the Fuck Apart Debut New Song “Invitation Homicide” From Upcoming New Album “A Genetic Predisposition to Violence”

Kansas City death metal band Torn the Fuck Apart debut a new song entitled “Invitation Homicide”, taken from their upcoming new album “A Genetic Predisposition to Violence”, which will is set for release on June 29th by Gore House Productions (CD and Digital).

Check out now “Invitation Homicide” below.

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Nervosa Reveals New Album, “Downfall Of Mankind” Release Date, Tracklisting And Artwork

On June 1st Nervosa will deliver their third blistering slab of metal on Napalm Records. Get ready for the “Downfall of Mankind”.

This Brazilian all-female thrash commando unit is synonymous with raw aggression and untamed power. They deliver a massive punch to the face and a kick in the gut on their albums, and when they take to the stage they are a force to be reckoned with. For their third album “Downfall of Mankind”, the trio joined forces with producer Martin Furia who has worked with artists including the likes of Destruction, Flotsam & Jetsam and Evil Invaders.

Vocalist/bassist: Fernanda Lira comments on the new album:
“We’re really happy about this new album. It’s a way more mature and aggressive record and we can definitely say it’s our favorite so far!”

The full track listing of “Downfall of Mankind” reads as follows:

1. Intro
2. Horrordome
3. Never Forget, Never Repeat
4. Enslave
5. Bleeding
6. … And Justice for Whom?
7. Vultures
8. Kill the Silence
9. No Mercy
10. Raise Your Fist!
11. Fear, Violence and Massacre
12. Conflict
13. Cultura do Estupro
14. Selfish Battle (Bonus Track)

It comes as no surprise genre legends such as João Gordo (Ratos de Porão), Rodrigo Oliveira (Korzus) and Michael Gilbert (Flotsam & Jetsam) were thrilled to be studio guests!

“Downfall of Mankind” is available in the following formats:
1 CD Digipack
1 LP Gatefold
Digital Album

Metal Underground recently had the pleasure of speaking with Fernanda Lira, a video of which can be seen below:

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New Song “Hell’s Wasteland” Streaming From Bloodstrike

Denver death metal act Bloodstrike is streaming the new song “Hell’s Wasteland.” The song is taken from the sophomore release “Execution of Violence,” coming via Redefining Darkness Records on October 13th.

“Execution of Violence” takes the ferocious old school death metal of the 2015 debut “In Death We Rot” (released on Redefining Darkness Records) and ups the annihilation ante! Armed with 10 new tracks of focused brutality, Bloodstrike is prepared to spread a reign of terror to more unexplored territories at home and abroad.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Procreating for Death
2. Creeper (streaming here)
3. Emptiness of Life
4. Ministry of Hate
5. Corpses for Dissection
6. Execution of Violence
7. Detest Mortality
8. Whoremonger
9. Iron Rations
10. Hell’s Wasteland

Check out “Hell’s Wasteland” here:

Bloodstrike – Execution of Violence by Bloodstrike

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Subservience Streaming Full “Forest Of The Impaled” Album

British death metal band Subservience is now streaming entire debut album “Forest Of The Impaled” online ahead of release. The album will be released on digital and CD formats tomorrow by Black Bow Records. Listen in below, and you can pick up your own copy on August 11th at Bandcamp here.

01. In Depravity They Dwell
02. Beneath the Earth
03. A Taste for Violence
04. Entity of Indifference
05. The Dying Light
06. Desperation
07. The Consummation
08. Descend into Despair

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Exhumed Unveils New Album “Death Revenge”

Lock the mausoleum doors and chain up the cemetery gates, because the long-standing gore metal maniacs from Exhumed re-emerge with disgusting new album “Death Revenge.”

The band’s sixth full-length is a concept album: a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events. “Death Revenge” takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery.

Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Goatwhore, Eternal, Gruesome), “Death Revenge” takes the band’s signature gore-drenched, death metal mayhem to theatrical and ghastly new depths. The cover illustration is by Orion Landau with interior illustrations by Lucas Ruggieri.

Frontman Matt Harvey comments: “We’re very excited to see this record come out. It’s been a long time since we’ve fucked up your stereos! I think this record has a darker vibe than the last two, with a pretty gnarly tale of grave-robbery, dissection, murder, and all sorts of general skullduggery. We dig it and we hope you filthy animals will too.”

New album “Death Revenge” is set for release on October 13th on CD, LP, deluxe LP with cassette, and digital formats via Relapse Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Death Revenge Overture
2. Defenders Of The Grave
3. Lifeless
4. Dead End
5. Night Work
6. Unspeakable
7. Gravemakers Of Edinburgh
8. The Harrowing
9. A Funeral Party
10. The Anatomy Act Of 1832
11. Incarnadined Hands
12. Death Revenge
13. Death Revenge Underture (Bonus Track)
14. A Lesson In Violence (Bonus Track)

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Arkaik Reveals New Album “Nemethia”

Progressive tech death collective Arkaik will unleash “Nemethia” on September 29th via Unique Leader Records. A continuation on the conceptual saga of the two previous releases, on “Nemethia” the journey of Cyrix expands into new landscapes.

The band’s fourth full-length offering for Unique Leader was produced, engineered, and mixed by Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California, and features guest appearances by Joe Haley of Psycroptic, Arde Ostowari formerly of Burning The Masses, Stephen Paulson of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, former Arkaik guitarist Craig Peters, as well as Gabe Seeber from The Kennedy Veil performing drums for the entire album.

The cover art and booklet was designed by artist Tyler Space, who worked with the band on previous release, “Lucid Dawn.” Said founding vocalist Jared Christianson of the record’s concept:

“This album fully sets the stage and builds on the story we started developing two albums ago with Cyrix and Metamorphignition. We’ve begun weaving together our own mythos of synchronicity and symbolism to encapsulate and distill the journey of the alchemist through the gnostic dream. It attempts to reveal through storytelling and allegory that we can experience real freedom and discover the inner treasures that guide us to who, what, and where we want to be, if we are willing to pull back the veil of lies blinding us from the truth of our nature.

“If I could sum up everything we’ve done so far, my personal journey and our message as a band in three words it would be the lyric ‘pain to power’ from the song ‘Telegnosis.’ To me, it’s about transmuting your struggles into strengths and refining your personal power and will. I really enjoyed making this album and hope people dig it!”

Nemethia by Arkaik

Adds guitarist Greg Paulson of the sound and songwriting process, “This is the most involved I’ve been on an Arkaik record so far. The songs are more thought out and meticulously crafted. I wanted to retain the sonic brutality Arkaik is known for, while introducing new elements to further expand on the band’s sound. I incorporated greater symphonic instrumentation throughout the record and utilized my classical background to add more depth and dynamics to the arrangements. The album is overall more complex, I even added some harmonized vocals to blend with Jared’s voice, making for some interesting layered textures. This is sure to be the most unique Arkaik album to date. I’m really proud of what we created and hope people enjoy it.”

1. Occultivation
2. Of Violence And Pestilence Born
3. Order Of The Hierogon
4. Dweller On The Threshold
5. Futile State
6. The Eupnean Relic
7. Lifting Amnesia
8. Telegnosis
9. Nexion Stargate

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