Mallevs Maleficarum: La melodic black metal band tedesca pubblicherà il disco Homo Homini Lupus il 21 di aprile 2017.
Con il player è disponibile il lyric video del primo dingolo Under The Red Skies.
Questo il commento della band: “‘Under the red skies’ is a just a small but clear hint of what you can expect on the album. Stay tuned for updates, more is about to come!”
Excalibur: La Heavy metal band spagnola Excalibur ha rilasciato il primo singolo estratto dal terzo album Humo Negro, e inoltre sono disponibili l’artwork e tracklist.
Tracklist per Humo Negro:
2. El Indigente
3. Fuera de Lugar
4. Rock and Roll
7. Fiesta Motera
8. Humo Negro
Vaiya: Il 14 aprile la Nordvis pubblicherà il primo disco di studio dell’ambient black metal band Vaiya.
Il disco, intitolato Remnant Light, conterrà tre brani di tredici minuti l’uno.
Di seguito è disponibile la tracklist, l’artwork e il primo brano in scaletta Confrontation.
At The Gates: La melodic death metal band svedese ha annunciato l’uscita dal gruppo del chitarrista e co – fondatore della band Anders Björler.
Questo il comunicato della band:”This is something that we, the rest of the band, have felt was on its way for quite some time, as that special spark was no longer with him the last year. We are grateful for all we have experienced together with him, all the records, all the songs, all the gigs, all the laughs and good times.
“The rest of us have, in the meantime, started the work on the follow-up to ‘At War With Reality’. We already have three songs written, and the direction is set for an intense, hungry follow-up album.
“Jonas [Björler, bass] has always written a considerable part of the band’s material and we are fully confident that the new material will live up to the standards set by our previous records. It is ripping.
“The four of us still have the burning urge to create death metal together, and we love playing live in front of our fans, so we will go on, with an even stronger intent.
“While writing the new record that we intend to record in the beginning of 2018, we are trying out Anders’s replacement. Some auditions are being held as we speak, and we will get back to you with news on the matter as soon as we know more.”
Anders Björler commenta così la sua dipartita della band: “Just a quick note to let everybody know that I am leaving AT THE GATES permanently. The passion is just gone. There might be a more lengthy statement in the future, but at the moment I feel no need to explain further.
“This is a personal decision, and it has 100% to do with the music side of things.
“The reunion in 2008, and the subsequent tours, as well as the comeback album, ‘At War With Reality’, really helped revisiting our friendship, and it brought us together in a way I will always remember and cherish.
“I would also like to thank all the people that supported us throughout the reunion shows as well as the ‘At War With Reality’ album. Thanks a lot!”
Nexul: E’ disponibile l’artwork del debut album dei Nexul intitolato Paradig of Chaos. La death/black metal band proviene dal Texas e fa parte del collettivo Ordo Satanae Imperium, che include i Nyogthaeblisz e gli Hellvetron, con i quali i Nexul condividono i componenti.
Questo il commento della band sul debut album: “This Paradigm of Chaos was conceived over three years, during which time we plunged into entropy and strife, either through our own making or tribulation from external forces. What has emerged is a corporeal/ethereal mirror, a destructive pattern woven of audial lunacy and spiritual fervour towards the Great Dragon that is called LEVIATHAN.”
Inoltre, la band commenta dicendo: “The Depths of the Abyss are a fountain of Knowledge from which we have drunk our fill; we offer this elevenfold Curse in return, though we will be parched once more. Until then, the chants from the Tower of Chaos shall ring throughout unending Night in Wrathful Chaos, hearkening the Dark God, mocking the Sephiroth drowning in the Bottomless Seas…”
Hate: La black/death metal band polacca ha rilascuiato il primo brano estratto da Tremendum. Asuric Beign è disponibile con il player che segue.
Questo il commento del leader della band ATF Sinner sui retroscena della canzone:“The lyric for “Asuric Being” is inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s philosophical concept of Asuras -„Spirit of Darkness” or spirit of Self-hood (egoism). It has a lot of archaic references and a history that long pre-dates Christianity. A truly great concept that has become a big source of inspiration to me. As for the music, you may notice how much we have refined the formula since „Crusade”. „Tremendum” is a profound, organic and adventurous album. We are really proud of it!”
Azarath: Il gruppo di Tczew ha pubblicato il secondo brano estratto dal nuovo disco In Extremis in uscita per l’Agonia Records.
Annihilation (Smite All the Illusions) è disponibile per lo streaming a seguire.
Cut – up: Il 24 marzo, i Cut – Up pubblicherano il secondo album Wherever They May Rot tramite la Metal Blade Records.
La death metal band ha rilasciato il video per Vermin Funeral, il quinto brano del nuovo disco.
I Cut – up commentano così il video: “Inspiration for your arbitrary funerary rites arrives in the form of our new video. Shot in a cold, filthy, suitably depressing environment the video perfectly illustrates the scorching mid-tempo concentration of pure aggression that is Vermin Funeral. Thanks to the camera work and acting by the Arvika crew, we can now present you with this murderous cinematic experience. Watch as one by one is hunted down and hammered into the tomb.”
Wherever They May Rot track listing:
1. From Ear To Ear
2. Necrophagic Madness
3. Behead The Dead
4. Wherever They May Rot
5. Vermin Funeral
6. By Hatred Bound
8. In The Aftermath
9. Master Dissector
10. Cranium Crusher
11. Raped By The Blade