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Malist

The band originated in 2017 from a series of home recording experiences. The artist soon developed a musical concept based on general melancholic mood of the music, minimalistic rhythm guitar-centered arrangements, with some ground for atmospheric digressions. The lyrical themes are inspired by the sheer hostility of life itself.

Shortly after releasing the first track "Spiritual Oppression" via Bandcamp on September 20, 2018, Malist signed a deal with Northern Silence Productions in October. The debut album "In the Catacombs of Time" featuring 10 tracks was released on CD and digitally on January 25, 2019.

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Posted: 15.02.2019 by Bad English

Bands
Organectomy

Hailing from Christchurch City, New Zealand, 'Organectomy' have been at the forefront of New Zealand's Slam and Death Metal scenes since first hitting the stage back in 2010.

The twisted slamming brainchild of Bassist Tyler Jordan, Drummer Jae Hulbert, Vocalist Alex Paul, and Guitarists Sam McRobert and Ashton Moore, Organectomy's unique brand of 'Slamming Death Metal' incorporates Aspects of Old School Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal, Atmospheric Death Metal, Technical Death Metal, and Slam into a twisted amalgamation of pure, sickening brutality.

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Posted: 15.02.2019 by Bad English

Bands
Somn

Band from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The band formed in mid 2018 from the members of such bands as Trna, Show Me A Dinosaur, Pwyll and Austen.

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Posted: 14.02.2019 by RaduP

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Rotting Christ - New Album Streaming In Full

Greek extreme metal legends Rotting Christ have made their entire new album, entitled The Heretics, available for streaming one day before its official release through Season Of Mist. Check out the follow-up to 2016's Rituals and tell us what you think of it below.

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Posted: 14.02.2019 by nikarg | Comments (5)

Bands
Windswept

WINDSWEPT is the latest musical brainchild of Drudkh mastermind Roman Sayenko.

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Posted: 14.02.2019 by RaduP

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Dead To A Dying World - Third Studio Album To Be Out In April

Texas based elemental dark metal ensemble Dead To A Dying World have completed work on their poignant new album Elegy, set for release on CD/2LP/Digital on April 19th, 2019 through Profound Lore Records. The album was produced (once again) by Billy Anderson. Feel free to check out the full tracklist and artwork of the album as well as short teaser via YouTube.

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Posted: 14.02.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Esoteric - Set To Enter Studio In April

UK extreme doomsters Esoteric are set to begin recording their seventh full-length album on the 11th April at vocalist/guitarist Greg Chandler's Priory Recording Studios in Birmingham. The as yet unnamed album will be the long-awaited follow-up to 2011's Paragon Of Dissonance and is expected to be released on Season Of Mist sometime during 2019. Esoteric are anticipating completing the album in May. Stay tuned for more.

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Posted: 14.02.2019 by Death_95 | Comments (16)

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Inter Arma - New Album Detailed, Launch First Song

Sulphur English, the fourth studio album from Virgina-based sludge metal band Inter Arma, is coming on April 12th, 2019 via Relapse Records, to be available in CD/2xLP/Digital formats. Along these details, the band also premiere new track, "Citadel", which can be listened through the Bandcamp widget below.

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Posted: 14.02.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Shining - Announce 2019 European Tour Dates

Sweden's Shining is set to hit the road for a 23-date European tour during May and June, 2019. Accompanying them on what will be called the 'Return Of The Enemy' tour, will be Slovenian black metallers Srd, with no other bands or local supports being included on the tour. Shining are preparing a longer set than usual and promise an event full of uncompromising darkness and perversion.

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Posted: 14.02.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

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Sinmara - Premiere Second New Single

As already reported, Sinmara will be releasing their forthcoming studio record, Hvísl Stjarnanna, on March 8th via Ván Records. The album was produced by Stephen Lockhart at Studio Emissary, Reykjavík. The band is excited to share another new track from Hvísl Stjarnanna. "Crimson Stars" is now available for streaming down under. Check it out.

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Posted: 14.02.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Reviews
Candlemass - The Door To Doom

Reunion albums always have a lot of pressure on them. Whether they sound like the original or not, it will never be the same. So now that Candlemass have reunited with the Epicus Doomicus Metallicus vocalist, all eyes are on them.

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Posted: 14.02.2019 by RaduP | Comments (7)

Bands
Yerûšelem

YERÛŠELEM is the newest entity created by Vindsval and W.D.Feld (BLUT AUS NORD).

The project's name speaks of an incalculable vastness of contemplation within: YERÛŠELEM's sound is a congruent melding of powerfully bass-heavy Godfleshian clank and grind, the sacred ur-texts of Coil and Autechre, stark neo-gothic guitar leads with intimations of fusion, the freshness-into-fetid-air experimentation of back-end '90s Mayhem and Thorns, post-punk urbanity, psychedelic dreamgaze, subterranean industrial pulses and the crunching rhythmic crispness of modernist electronica.

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Posted: 13.02.2019 by RaduP

Articles
Abattoir's Concert Hunt - Round 05 & 06 (Concert Review) / Round 07 & 08 (Preface)

The next "biweekly" report of this blog-type concert arcticle is here. This edition features another two concert reviews from the events that happened in the fifth and sixth weeks of the whole cycle, this time about Messa + support (Round 05) and American stoner representatives Monster Magnet (Round 06). This issue also features two concert prefaces for the upcoming two events (Round 07 & Round 08).

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Posted: 13.02.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (11)

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Mastodon - Announce US Tour With Coheed And Cambria

Mastodon and Coheed And Cambria will team up for a co-headlining 'The Unheavenly Skye Tour' this spring/summer. The trek across the States will hit 26 cities and will feature Mastodon performing their 2009 masterpiece, Crack The Skye, in its entirety. Every Time I Die will perform as the opening act on this tour.

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Posted: 13.02.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (7)

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Exumer - Reveal Details For New Album, Track Streaming

On April 5th, legendary multinational thrash metallers Exumer will release their fifth full-length, Hostile Defiance, via Metal Blade Records. The album was produced by Dennis Koehne (Sodom, Melechesh) and tracked in studios in Dortmund and Frankfurt. For a preview of the album, the video for the first single, "Hostile Defiance", is now being premiered. Created by Costin Chioreanu.

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Posted: 13.02.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Blaze Of Perdition - Sign To Metal Blade Records

Polish black metal horde Blaze Of Perdition is proud to announce the signing with Metal Blade Records. The band is currently working on their upcoming, fifth album, to be entitled The Harrowing Of Hearts. It is already being written and will be scheduled for recording in the near future, and planned for the official release in 2019/2020.

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Posted: 13.02.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)