Ur Releasing Debut Album “Black Vortex” via Arachnophobia Records

Following the well-received EP “Hail Death”, black/heavy metal act Ur will be releasing their debut full-length album, “Black Vortex” via Arachnophobia Records on 22 December 2017. The cover artwork was done by Krzysztof Sikorski.

“Black Vortex” is a natural evolution of the band’s previous work. The band’s mastermind, Gregor, comments that he treats “both releases as one whole, musically and lyrically. Some of the tracks are philosophical in nature. They are filled with sadness and pity over human existence. Other tracks, however, are something you’d expect from Ur : aggressive, primitive anthems of hatred about human greed, materialism and stupidity. Let the Black Vortex swallow you!”

Ur consist of seasoned musicians from Poland who have contributed to acts such as Bloodthirst or Bloodstained. Their first EP “Hail Death” was warmly received by the metal media and fans alike, with MetalTalk.net calling it “a superb debut offering”, while No Clean Singing claimed the EP has “a visceral, primal appeal”. A year later, with winter on the horizon, the beast will once again roar its primal sounds.

“Black Vortex” Track list:

1. Black Vortex
2. Black Spark
3. We Are Mortal
4. Shed My Skin
5. The Beckoning Silence
6. The Last Feast
7. Cleansing by Fire
8. The Goddess of the World
9. Oblivion

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Watch Video Footage Of The Lurking Fear’s (At the Gates, The Haunted) Second-Ever Concert

Swedish death metal all-star outfit The Lurking Fear (At the Gates, The Haunted) played its second-ever concert Saturday night (May 13) at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be seen below. The band will release its debut album “Out Of The Voiceless Grave” on August 11 via Century Media Records. The disc is being recorded at Welfare Sounds in Gothenburg, Sweden.

States the band:

“We are in the middle of wrapping everything up in the studio and have just started the mixing process for the 11 tracks we recorded. It’s sounding nasty and raw, just the way we want it! The record is called ‘Out Of The Voiceless Grave’ and that title sums up what the album and actually band are all about. Our idea is that you get a glimpse of the horrors spewing out from our metal grave of interstellar death. The album is basically our Vortex spawn, a beast with eleven heads, all ready to devour you! We are very pleased with how it sounds right now, as the guys at Welfare Sounds understood our concept immediately and have managed to capture some pure death metal filth on tape!”

The Lurking Fear is:

– Tomas Lindberg (At the Gates) – Vocals
– Jonas Stålhammar (The Crown) – Guitar
– Fredrik Wallenberg (Skitsystem) – Guitar
– Andreas Axelsson (Disfear, Tormented, Edge Of Sanity) – Bass
– Adrian Erlandsson (At the Gates, The Haunted) – Drums

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Dystopia Heads “Through The Vortex” With New Music Video

Dutch metal band Dystopia just released a video for the song “Through The Vortex,” taken from second full-length album, “Chaos Philosophorum.” Check it out in the YouTube player below.

The album was recorded at Studio Helvete in Den Helder, mixed by Thomas Cochrane of TC Music Productions and finally mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Artwork for the follow-up to 2013’s “Haat” was designed by Adam Burke from Nightjar Illustration.

1. Intro
2. Through the Vortex
3. Black Death
4. Archon
5. Interlude
6. Bound to Annihilate

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Dystopia Streaming Full New Album “Chaos Philosophorum”

Dutch black metal group Dystopia has now unleashed second full-length album “Chaos Philosophorum,” which can be heard in full below or picked up in various formats at Bandcamp here.

The album was recorded at Studio Helvete in Den Helder, mixed by Thomas Cochrane of TC Music Productions and finally mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Artwork for the follow-up to 2013’s “Haat” was designed by Adam Burke.

Themes on “Chaos Philosophorum” deal with space, existence, and death. The band comments: “We wanted to combine these concepts in our artwork, so we took the medieval plague doctor as a strong and recognizable symbol of death, and combined it with the almost magical shapes and colors of a galaxy. As if he is casting a spell. The artist Adam Burke did a tremendous job converting our ideas into this artwork.”

1. Intro
2. Through the Vortex
3. Black Death
4. Archon
5. Interlude
6. Bound to Annihilate

Chaos Philosophorum by Dystopia

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Dystopia Streaming New Track “Through The Vortex”

Dutch black metal crew Dystopia will unleash second full-length album, “Chaos Philosophorum,” on April 21st. The band has now unveiled first track “Through The Vortex” – check it out below.

Dystopia comments:: “Through the Vortex offers a perfect representation of the musical and thematical direction of the new album ‘Chaos Philosophorum.’ It takes you on a journey through the galaxy, it celebrates science, learning and the quest for knowledge. The music resembles that story. This song is what the universe feels like.”

The album was recorded at Studio Helvete in Den Helder, mixed by Thomas Cochrane of TC Music Productions, and finally mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Artwork for the follow-up to 2013’s “Haat” was designed by Adam Burke from Nightjar Illustration.

1. Intro
2. Through the Vortex
3. Black Death
4. Archon
5. Interlude
6. Bound to Annihilate

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Dystopia Announces “Chaos Philosophorum” Album Release

Dutch black metal outfit Dystopia will unleash second full-length album, “Chaos Philosophorum,” on April 21st. The album was recorded at Studio Helvete in Den Helder, mixed by Thomas Cochrane of TC Music, and finally mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.

The artwork for the follow-up to 2013’s “Haat” was designed by Adam Burke from Nightjar Illustration and can be seen below. Dystopia frontman Dennis Onsia commented:

“After years of growing and maturing towards our own sound, ‘Chaos Philosophorum’ feels like the first serious step in our own direction. This album represents us one hundred percent, both musically and emotionally. It includes influences from a lot of diverse musical genres, but I feel that we succeeded in making this album both original and organic.”

Themes on ‘Chaos Philosophorum’ deal with space, existence and death. Onsia goes on to say, “We wanted to combine these concepts in our artwork, so we took the medieval plague doctor as a strong and recognizable symbol of death, and combined it with the almost magical shapes and colors of a galaxy. As if he is casting a spell. The artist Adam Burke did a tremendous job converting our ideas into this artwork.”

1. Intro
2. Through the Vortex
3. Black Death
4. Archon
5. Interlude
6. Bound to Annihilate

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Accuser Posts Live Video From Record Release Show

Last month the German thrashers from Accuser released their new album – and Metal Blade Records debut – titled “The Forlorn Divide.” Now, the band is launching a live video for the album track “Unreal Perception”, which was filmed during the release show at the Vortex club in Siegen, Germany.

Accuser comments: “The song is about not real things that affect the human psyche to paranoia. Not real things are among others informative media or video games. The media madness. We had the idea to shoot a video for the song at our release show to capture the live energy of Accuser.”

Latest album “The Forlorn Divide” took shape once again at Gernhart Studio, featuring Accuser’s trademark blend of powerful thrash metal, virtuoso guitar-work, intricate drum patterns, and gripping, harsh vocals.

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Piss Vortex Posts “Future Cancer” EP

The Danish grindcore nihilists from Piss Vortex are gearing up for the worldwide release of their scathing “Future Cancer” 12″ EP through Indisciplinarian next week. Today the full disgusting EP comes online and is available for streaming below.

On April 1st, “Future Cancer” will be unleashed via Indisciplinarian on black 12″ vinyl and digital formats, with U.S. mailorder handled by Earsplit Distro. Stateside preorders can be placed right here.

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Kaos Vortex Premieres New Music Video “Tomb of the Undying”

German death metal outfit Kaos Vortex premieres an official music video for the new track “Tomb of the Undying” taken from the band’s debut album “Seeds of Decay” that’s set for a May 22 release on CD and digitally via Bret Hard Records.

Check out now “Tomb of the Undying” below.

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Piss Vortex Releases First Music Video “Devouring Intent”

With the subtlety of a chainsaw to the base of your spine, Denmark-based Piss Vortex unloads its first official video, hailing from the band’s self-titled debut LP.

Released through Indisciplinarian in November, “Piss Vortex” delivered the contorted and demented, noise-laden crust/grind/hardcore Piss Vortex has been quickly known for throughout the band’s hometown of Copenhagen and beyond live, captured through fourteen searing tracks in twenty-three minutes.

Directed by Christopher Leo Andersen and Kasper Rebien, the newly created video for the album’s “Devouring Intent,” though brief, does an accurate job of documenting the mayhem of the band’s live shows cut into a collage of impressions from a cold, wintery Copenhagen. Check it out below, courtesy of CVLT Nation. You can also see the band live on these dates:

2/28/2015 Obscene – Roskilde DK w/ Justin Hate
3/26/2015 Stengade – Copenhagen DK – Indisciplinarian Label Night w/ Fossils, Anti Ritual
3/27/2015 Radar – Aarhus DK – Indisciplinarian Label Night w/ Fossils, Anti Ritual
3/28/2015 1000fryd – Aalborg DK – Indisciplinarian Label Night w/ Fossils, Anti Ritual
4/16/2015 Jazzhouse – Copenhagen DK w/Retox
6/12/2015 TBA – DK)- Indisciplinarian Label Night w/ Fossils, Anti Ritual
6/13/2015 Von Hatten – Randers DK)- Indisciplinarian Label Night w/ Fossils, Anti Ritual

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