Under The Church - Self-titled EP out on June 16th 2014

Swedish death metal chieftains Under The Church have unleashed the track-opener “Denial of Death”, taken off from the group’s upcoming EP simply entitled “Under The Church”, which will officially be released on 16th June 2014 in CD & Digital format.
Listen to the premiere YouTube video release of “Denial of Death” below.

Under The Church signs with Pulverised Records

The undeniable sounds of scurrilous and rotten Death Metal have always been best executed by the certain few originators whom literally created the term 'Swedish Death Metal' that would go down in extreme Music history forever. After their long-endearing stint with Nirvana 2002, the two weathered henchmen Erik Qvick and Lars Henriksson decided it was about time to write some offensive Death Metal once again; something that would nauseate and turn stomachs like it was Death Metal in 1988.

Sarkom - Doomsday Elite

After a 5-year hiatus, Sarkom are back with their third full-length album. Picking up from where they left off (with few variations) Sarkom are delivering their raw aggressive, old-school, dark and evil black metal music. The very few atmospheric touches along with some “weird breaks” (see “Doomsday Elite”), are fine but not enough so as to give more diversity to the album. If you’re not into black metal music then you’ll ask for more melodic, atmospheric & prog parts. Conversely, If you’re a black metal devotee you’ll revel in the aggressiveness, blackens and rawness of the music.

Hell’s Domain - Cover artwork revealed

The new album by the Danish Thrash Metal band "Hell's Domain" is currently on work by the renowned producer Tue Madsen. The CD will only contain new songs.
At the same time, the band's has released the cover artwork, created by Ed Repka who already worked for bands such as Megadeth, Death, Massacre, Atheist, Defiance, Vio-Lence, Uncle Slam and many more. The album will be released via Punishment 18 Records.

Pentagram Chile - The Malefice on September 6th 2013

PENTAGRAM CHILE have set September 6th as the release date for their first-ever studio album “The Malefice” through Germany’s Cyclone Empire Records.
The album was recorded at Sade Studio, Santiago, Chile by Juan Pablo Donoso, and HVR Studio, Suffolk, UK by Dan Biggin, where the effort was also mixed. The cover artwork is an illustration by renowned Argentinian artist Santiago Caruso.

Watain - Cover artwork & tracklist revealed

Sweden's most notorious metal extremists, WATAIN, reveal the album cover artwork and tracklist of their fifth studio album.
Executed in oil and mixed materials, the cover of "The Wild Hunt" was done by Zbigniew M Bielak, the very same artist who was responsible for the "Lawless Darkness" artwork. The piece depicts one of the inmost shrines of WATAIN's temple. As on every classic still life, each object has a significant meaning, while each song of the album is also connected to an object.

Blood of Kings - Starvation

Blood of Kings are coming from Seattle, Washington. No, they’re not another grunge (WTF?!) or alternative rock band. In their own words, they are three boozers who are possessed by old Heavy Metal and Punk. The band’s music can be described as a blend of traditional heavy metal with thrash & speed metal elements. Of course, the bottom line is the 80s metal influences. The production is totally old-school and has been done (as well as the recordings, the mixing & the mastering) by Tad Doyle at Witch Ape Studio.

Potential Threat SF - Civilization Under Threat on June 18th 2013

“Civilization Under Threat” from Bay Area Thrash Metallers Potential Threat SF will be released June 18th through Old School Metal Records.
The album gives a nod to the old school by combining aggressive, commanding vocals with dual guitars and a thundering bottom end.
Engineered and mastered by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Heathen) at Trident Studios has given the album a massively heavy quality without being over-produced. Thrash ’til Death!

Csejthe - Réminiscence

Were I to guess where this band comes from, I would definitely choose Scandinavia and possibly Norway. To my amazement, Csejthe are from Quebec, Canada. Obviously the guys have spent hours listening to Scandinavian black metal music and that turned out to be for their own benefit as it seems. This is the band’s sophomore release, which comes about 4 years after their debut “La Mort du Prince Noir”. Nowadays Csejthe are a three-piece band, as only, the drummer Fiel & the guitarist Strigat, who has also taken care of the vocals, have been left from the original line-up. There’s also a new guitarist, Bardunor (Crépuscule, Hiverna, Monarque), on board.

Black Rose - Turn on the Night

When I saw the name “Black Rose” my mind instantly thought of Thin Lizzy’s album. Obviously, this Swedish band has “baptized” themselves that album. Not bad at all. In fact, Black Rose are not new kids on the block, they have been around since 1990 and that’s a long time.