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Blockheads - New Music Output Almost Completed

French grindcore maniacs Blockheads are getting closer the finish line of the new music output completion. In their most recent Facebook post, the band checked in from the Disvlar Studio, where they have completed the mixing phase. Mastering follows. Expect more news regarding the album details in coming weeks.

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Posted: 04.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Night Demon - Put Out New Single

Night Demon, California based heavy metal trio, put out a brand new single, called Vysteria. The song is now streaming as a music video via YouTube. Vysteria was produced by Night Demon, engineered and mastered by Armand John Anthony, mixed by Kurt Ballou. Ross Ewage created the cover artwork.

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Posted: 04.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Sigh - To Re-Release 'Scorn Defeat' Debut

Scorn Defeat, the 1993 genre classic debut of eastern darkness from Japan's black metal purveyors Sigh will be re-released as 2 CD version and on 180g white vinyl LP. Includes bonus rare demo & rough mix tracks & full live show, plus booklet interview with mainman Mirai Kawashima. Pre-ordrers available at this location.

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Hateful - Detail New Studio Record, Tunes Launched

Tech death metal unit from Italy Hateful will be releasing their third full length - Set Forever On Me - on September 25th via Transcending Obscurity Records. First tunes with accompanying album details can be found below.

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Bands
Gothic Slam

Gothic Slam were a thrash metal band in the late 80's/early 90's based in Hoboken/Jersey City, New Jersey. They released 2 acclaimed records of groove-laden thrash at the height of thrash metal popularity, "Killer Instinct" for New York based Torrid Records, and "Just A Face In The Crowd", which saw major label distribution through the Sony/Epic distribution network.
Gothic Slam were known for the intensity of their live shows, and were regulars at "L'Amours" in Brooklyn and "Streets" in New Rochelle, New York, where they were wildly popular. The cover photograph for "Just A Face In The Crowd" was shot at "Streets", and featured the crowd at one of their shows. The band members were placed in the photograph after the fact, signifying the fact that they thought of themselves as kids in the crowd, a street level respect that kept them a constant draw wherever they played.

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Posted: 04.07.2020 by Yaniv

Bands
Sacrilege

Originally formed in 1984 by guitarist Damian Thompson and vocalist Lynda "Tam" Simpson Sacrilege is a female-fronted, originally Hardcore Punk, later Thrash Metal/Doom Metal band from the Midlands region of England. Despite having played relatively few gigs during their original existence, Sacrilege is recognized as an important band; both as an influence on later crust punk/thrash metal and doom metal bands and as an example of the blending of hardcore punk, radical politics, and thrash/death metal that occurred during the mid-1980s, making Sacrilege one of the prototypical 'Crust' (that term not coined then) punk/metal bands of the time.

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Posted: 04.07.2020 by Yaniv

Reviews
Romuvos - The Baltic Crusade

2020 is not going well for you. No, shut up, I know it isn't. You need to escape to a simpler time, a happier time, when men were real men, women were real women, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were various Catholic military orders were waging war on the Baltic pagans to mixed success.*

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Posted: 04.07.2020 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (4)

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Enblood

Enblood is a Death Metal band from Almada, Portugal.
Founded by the Vocalist/Guitarist César Moreira and the Guitarist João Miguel, the band had completed its first formation with the Drummer Daniel Torgal and the bassist Adriano Batista, who left the band shortly after, giving his place to the new bass player, Nuno Cruz.
Enblood's sound has several influences partially due to having members from different countries, such as Portugal and Brasil.
The band publishes its debut single 'Oblivious Hate', recorded at Miguel Tereso's Studios (Primal Attack), in january of 2016.

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Posted: 03.07.2020 by Yaniv

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Syrence

Old School Heavy Metal back to the future...
The Band was formed in 2008 in Weil der Stadt, Germany, under the name Epic Fail and renamed into Syrence in 2011.
From the original Line-up "Oschlo", "Strikar" and "Fritz" are still active. Since the beginning the band only plays self-written songs. After live-shows for almost a decade, the first Demo '5.0' was released in 2016 with "Johnny" as new vocalist. In 2017 "Juli" joined as new guitarist and some more gigs followed before the band recorded their first full-length album 'Freedom In Fire' which was released in February 2019 with Fastball/Soulfood.

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Posted: 03.07.2020 by Yaniv

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Crestfallen Queen

Crestfallen Queen hail from Stuttgart Germany but could have very well been born anywhere in the dark hazy fog of the seventies. The quintet was formed in 2016 playing their brand of Progressive Blackened Rock. The Doom laden riffs are backed by galloping metallic rhythms and hounded by eerie synths which are then topped off by a majestic voice that lurks somewhere between this world and the next.

Source: Facebook

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Posted: 03.07.2020 by Yaniv

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Bloodred

Bloodred is a blackened death metal band from Oberstenfeld (North of Stuttgart, Germany). Since it´s founding in 2009 the band is the project of Ron Merz who is the songwriter and plays all instruments. The vocals and programming are also done by him.

Due to the lack of other musicians in his area Bloodred is currently a pure studio project such as Summoning or Falkenbach.

The music of Bloodred combines influences from Black and Death Metal and mixes it with late 80s Thrash and sometimes (British) Doom.

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Posted: 03.07.2020 by Yaniv

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Vicious Rumors - Reveal New Single And Lyric Video

Today, Vicious Rumors present a new single and lyric video for the song "Death Eternal". The song is taken from the forthcoming studio album, Celebration Decay, which is set to be released on August 21st, 2020 via Steamhammer. Video created by Ingo Spörl.

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Posted: 03.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Mizmor - Complete Work On Collaboration Album With Andrew Black

One man band from Portland, Oregon, Mizmor has produced a collaboration effort together with another Portland based musician Andrew Black. This new music piece will be released by Gilead Media in late 2020. Stay tuned for more details.

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Convocation - New Record Out, Available For Streaming

Today is the official release day of Convocation's second full length effort, Ashes Coalesce. Coinciding with the release, Finland based doom metal duo stream entire music output via Bandcamp.

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Posted: 03.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Imperial Triumphant - 'City Swine' Single Unleashed

Take a dive into the Imperial Triumphant's video for the new single "City Swine", featuring guest appearance by Tomas Haake from Meshuggah on taiko drums. Alphaville album debuts July 31st worldwide via Century Media Records.

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Holycide

The origins of Holycide can be found back in 2004 before the new wave of Thrash Metal exploded massively when Dave Rotten (Avulsed) wanted to start up a Thrash Metal project for what he joined Vicente from Golgotha on guitars. The intention, from the very beginning, was to create a very aggressive kind of Thrash, exempt of commercial touches and focusing on the intense side of this kind of music.

However, due to the lack of commitment of Vicente, years were passing on and nothing really came out of it until in 2009 a replacement for Vicente was found in Ricardo Moreno, a friend who was live session guitarist for Avulsed during some shows and a full European tour during that year. Ricardo proved to be a good choice and everything went well, even two demo songs were written and recorded in 2010, but from one day to another, Ricardo suddenly decided to quit after summer of the same year because he wanted to concentrate on a new solo project that needed all his time and dedication.

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Posted: 03.07.2020 by Yaniv