Agrypnie Issues Album Recording Update

Its been awhile since the last proper transmission from the band, but today Agrypnie just checked in with the following update about the vocal recordings for an upcoming album:

“Ladies & Gents, due a stroke of fate we preponed the start of the vocal recordings for the upcoming Agrypnie release. The first recordings are going to start already this week. Manuel Karakas, who recorded already the vocals for the releases ‘Aetas Cineris’ and the ‘Asche’ EP will again be the producer.”

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Auditory Armory Covers Type O Negative’s “Love You To Death”

Progressive alternative metal band Auditory Armory just released a stunning cover of Type O Negative’s classic track “Love You To Death.”

The track can be streamed in the SoundCloud player below. The cover of “Love You To Death” is featured on the band’s forthcoming album “Dark Matter,” which will be released on July 21st, 2017. Auditory Armory consists of:

April Rose – Vocals, Guitar
Oscar Garcia – Drums
Dennis Burns – Guitar
Justice Maynard – Bass

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Occasvs Releasing Debut Album “Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria” Via Unspeakable Axe In September

Chilean black metal squad Occasvs will release its debut album “Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria” via Unspeakable Axe Records on September 29. A promo video for album track “Union” is available below. The song is an 8-minute odyssey through all of the band’s startling blend of ideas and influences. Tremolo-picked riffs intertwine around blast beats, and the vocals are growled, shrieked, and even sung in eerie, stentorian harmonies.

Check out now “Union” below.

Track List:
1. Andante Nocturno Op.7
2. Triumphal Defeat
3. Under Human Eyes
4. Psychic Burial
5. Ritual Death
6. Seer
7. Union

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Xentrix Unveils New Band Lineup

Xentrix just checked in with the following announcement about bringing on a new vocalist and gearing up for live activity once again:

“It’s been a while since we posted any Xentrix news, and to be totally honest, this has been down to the fact that we weren’t sure if there would be anymore news or even anymore Xentrix.

“At the end of 2015 Chris Astley, our singer/guitarist had decided he didn’t want to be a part of Xentrix or any other band for that matter, and so once again he was out of the line up. This left us (the remaining three members) with the option to call it a day or try and find a replacement.

“We knew full well that the vocals are always the most difficult thing for any band to replace, but we wanted to carry on doing shows and making new metal music, so we set out on the arduous task of finding a new vocalist for the band. For the past 18 months we’ve been trying to find that right person and it has been incredibly frustrating how many times we thought we had found the new addition to our line up only to discover, for one reason or another, it wasn’t to be. We’d like to thank everyone that auditioned and demoed for us, we experienced some great voices and really cool people.

“But after a chance meeting at last year’s Bloodstock Festival we found the right man for the job and so Xentrix would like to welcome Mr. Jay Walsh (Bull Riff Stampede) as our new singer / guitarist. We’re super excited to have Jay on board and have already started writing and demoing new material. Most importantly, we can’t wait to get back to doing what we love the most, playing live!”

Xentrix 2017 consists of:

Kristian Havard – Guitar
Chris Shires – Bass
Jay Walsh – Vocals/Guitar
Dennis Gasser – Drums

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Xentrix Unveils New Band Lineup

Xentrix just checked in with the following announcement about bringing on a new vocalist and gearing up for live activity once again:

“It’s been a while since we posted any Xentrix news, and to be totally honest, this has been down to the fact that we weren’t sure if there would be anymore news or even anymore Xentrix.

“At the end of 2015 Chris Astley, our singer/guitarist had decided he didn’t want to be a part of Xentrix or any other band for that matter, and so once again he was out of the line up. This left us (the remaining three members) with the option to call it a day or try and find a replacement.

“We knew full well that the vocals are always the most difficult thing for any band to replace, but we wanted to carry on doing shows and making new metal music, so we set out on the arduous task of finding a new vocalist for the band. For the past 18 months we’ve been trying to find that right person and it has been incredibly frustrating how many times we thought we had found the new addition to our line up only to discover, for one reason or another, it wasn’t to be. We’d like to thank everyone that auditioned and demoed for us, we experienced some great voices and really cool people.

“But after a chance meeting at last year’s Bloodstock Festival we found the right man for the job and so Xentrix would like to welcome Mr. Jay Walsh (Bull Riff Stampede) as our new singer / guitarist. We’re super excited to have Jay on board and have already started writing and demoing new material. Most importantly, we can’t wait to get back to doing what we love the most, playing live!”

Xentrix 2017 consists of:

Kristian Havard – Guitar
Chris Shires – Bass
Jay Walsh – Vocals/Guitar
Dennis Gasser – Drums

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Debut Album “Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria” Announced By Occavus

Chilean black/death metal act Occavus will release the debut album “Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria” via Unspeakable Axe Records on September 29th.

A promo video for album track “Union” is available in the player below. The song is an 8-minute odyssey through all of the band’s startling blend of ideas and influences. Tremolo-picked riffs intertwine around blast beats, and the vocals are growled, shrieked, and even sung in eerie, stentorian harmonies

The Chilean underground scene has thrived for aeons with great bands playing every brand of extremity. Occavus is both unique within that scene and a fitting encapsulation of it, combining black metal with death metal, heavy metal, and more. They lay in wait for years as the long-in-the-works debut album was fine-tuned to exacting standards. Now “Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria” is to be unleashed on the world.

The cover art and track list are:

1. Andante Nocturno Op.7
2. Triumphal Defeat
3. Under Human Eyes
4. Psychic Burial
5. Ritual Death
6. Seer
7. Union

Check out “Union” here:

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Kaine Unveils New Album “A Crisis Of Faith”

The new Kaine album will be called “A Crisis Of Faith” and will be the first full-length release from the band to feature the lineup of Rage Sadler (Guitars and Vocals), Chris MacKinnon (Drums, Keys, and Vocals), Saxon Davids (Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals) and Stephen Ellis (Bass and Backing Vocals).

The new release features songs written by all four bands members and has been a collaborative effort. Pre-orders are due to begin soon along with further details – in the mean time, check out the cover artwork below and stay tuned for more info.

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Deity Premieres New Song “Sacrificium” From Upcoming New Self-Titled Album

Canadian death metal band Deity premieres a new song entitled “Sacrificium”, taken from the upcoming new self-titled album, which will be out in stores June 2nd.

Check out now “Sacrificium” below.

Comments vocalist/guitarist John Massey about the song:

“‘Sacrificium’ is one of those songs when it kicks in you just want to run into the mosh pit. From the first drop you can hear the intensity of the vocals, the technical yet melodic riffing, and the hard hitting drums. We have a very Slayeresque chaotic dual guitar solo in which we pay homage to Jeff Hanneman as well. We kept the arrangements and transitions more true to old school death metal. Lyrically, “Sacrificium” is about people treating you like shit, trying to belittle you because they are better known, and the kind of people who wouldn’t have the guts to confront you face-to-face.”

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Goatwhore to release ‘Vengeful Ascension’ June 23rd via Metal Blade Records

– May 3rd, 2017 –

New track playing, pre-orders available; tour underway

Goatwhore will release their anticipated Vengeful Ascension full-length worldwide on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records. The band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome), breaking a four-album tradition of working with Erik Rutan.

“Working with Rutan was awesome,” says Goatwhore front-man Ben Falgoust. “We did some great records with him. But you come to a point where you’re like, ‘All right. Let’s try something new.’ It was part of trying to remove ourselves from a comfort zone and a risk thing we needed to take. Plus, we really wanted to hit the essence of where we are live and what better way to harness that than by having our live sound guy involved. Jarrett is knowledgeable with the studio stuff. He also knows how we sound coming out of a PA and we really wanted to get closer to that.”

The resulting ten-track, forty-one-minute production – mixed by Chris Common (Tribulation, Pelican) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Today Is The Day) – marches in, clutches its listeners by the throat and refuses to loosen its grip until the abrupt conclusion of “Those Who Denied God’s Will.” A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom, it’s a record that finds its members at their most accomplished both individually and as a cohesive unit. Guitarist Sammy Duet’s dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating, spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons’ and bassist James Harvey’s hammering rhythms, while Falgoust’s distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose, more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.

“Each song is a representation of Goatwhore. From day one until now. It really shows our evolution as a band,” the front-man reflects.“I don’t think that this band has reached its peak yet. I mean, I think we’re closer now than ever but we’re still growing; we’re still evolving.”

Vengeful Ascension will be available on CD, vinyl (in multiple limited color variations), and digital formats. Various pre-order options are currently available at: metalblade.com/goatwhore – where you can also sample Vengeful Ascension‘s title track. Stay tuned for the official “Vengeful Ascension” video clip, directed by James Foster, to be unveiled in the coming days.

Vengeful Ascension format options:

–Digipak CD
–Limited “spell book” edition including two CDs (limited to 3000 copies)
–180g black vinyl
–clear/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–sepia/white-splatter vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–violet-red marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–Clear with black and white swirls (limited to 1500 copies – US exclusive)
–sepia-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

While hardly a concept record in the traditional sense, Vengeful Ascension loosely revolves itself around Luciferian notions in title and spirit where the symbol of Lucifer serves not as a fiendish, all-destroying demon but rather an emancipator or guiding light. It’s a theme of struggle and transcendence derived from John Milton’s Paradise Lost epic, and one that has appeared, whether directly or indirectly, within Goatwhore works of the past.

“There’s that whole idea of Lucifer being the anti-hero,” elaborates Falgoust. “He’s cast out from this place in Heaven to the depths of nothing. He keeps trying to ascend to the top again but no matter what, there’s always this significant force trying to destroy him at any point and banish him back to Hell. If you look at it from an everyday aspect in life, it’s the idea of people, hitting the bottom of the barrel or you know, things just aren’t going right in life… emotion plays a huge part in how people react. Whether it’s based on love or hatred or sadness or whatever, there’s always an aspect of emotion that drives people to an extent. So the whole idea of a ‘Vengeful Ascension‘ is built on being at the bottom, working your way to the top, and realizing along the way that there are other facets to the journey aside from just pure retribution. Within negativity there can exist a positive angle as well.”

Vengeful Ascension serves as the soundtrack to that luciferious rise straight off with the combative, ritualistic drum onslaught of opening hymn, “Forsaken.” Wholly immersive, each track is alarmingly palpable in subject and corresponding execution. The tense, clandestine battery of “Chaos Arcane,” based on HP Lovecraft’s book Nyarlathotep – a story which attempts to recount the inexplicable sense of fear in expectancy of an unknown evil – conveys that sensation of impending doom through sound in a way only Goatwhore can. “Mankind Will Have No Mercy,” a pseudo tribute to Bolt Thrower, seethes under the weight of its own wartime sentiment, while the rapid-fire, punkish urgency of “Under The Flesh, Into The Soul,” a first person account of irrepressible resentment, sounds utterly enraged. And with an average runtime of just four minutes, no one song ever overstays its welcome.

Vengeful Ascension track-listing:
1. Forsaken
2. Under The Flesh, Into The Soul
3. Vengeful Ascension
4. Chaos Arcane
5. Where The Sun Is Silent
6. Drowned In Grim Rebirth
7. Abandon Indoctrination
8. Mankind Will Have No Mercy
9. Decayed Omen Reborn
10. Those Who Denied God’s Will

Goatwhore is currently on tour supporting Amon Amarth for two weeks worth of shows. The journey commenced on May 1st in Pensacola, Florida, will run through May 20th in Louisville, Kentucky, and includes an appearance at Dark Lord Day. See all confirmed dates below.

Goatwhore tour dates
w/ Amon Amarth

May 4 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
May 5 – The International – Knoxville, TN * Goatwhore only
May 6 – The National – Richmond, VA
May 8 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA
May 9 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
May 10 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
May 11 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON * Goatwhore only
May 12 – 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
May 13 – Dark Lord Day @ Three Floyds Brewing – Munster, IN
May 16 – The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
May 17 – Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO
May 18 – Lookout – Omaha, NE * Goatwhore only
May 19 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
May 20 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

Goatwhore recording line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
James Harvey – Bass

Goatwhore touring line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
Robert “TA” Coleman – Bass

Goatwhore online:
http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore
http://www.goatwhore.net
http://www.instagram.com/goatwhorenola

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Amiensus Debuts New Song “Gehenna” From Upcoming New Album “All Paths Lead To Death”

Minnesota’s Amiensus debuts a new song entitled “Gehenna”, taken from the upcoming new album “All Paths Lead To Death”, which will arrive in stores May 19th via Apathia Records.

Check out now “Gehenna” below.

All Paths Lead to Death by Amiensus

Amiensus are:

James Benson; Vocals
Alec Rozsa; Guitars, Vocals, Keys
Zack Morgenthaler; Guitars
Todd Farnham; Bass
Chris Piette; Drums
Aaron McKinney; Vocals

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