Death metal act Stillborn have completed the work on their new material titled 'Crave for Killing', scheduled for a release via Godz Ov War Productions on March 12, 2018.

If you want to find out how much hatred there still is in Stillborn, check out a new track titled 'To Be' which has been made available for streaming at this location:

The 'Crave for Killing' EP contains slightly over 20 minutes of music, but it definitely is the most mature stuff in the band's discography. It perfectly corresponds to the 'Testimonio de Bautismo' album - on the one hand, it reveals distinct inspirations drawn from old school black thrash, but on the other hand it closely follows up on the band's earliest accomplishments known from their demotapes or the debut album titled 'Satanas el Grande'. Furious riffing, blasting drums, bestial vocals and uncompromising lyrics topped with Ataman Tolovy's raw production. As always, Stillborn don't tend to avoid brutality, vulgarity and straightforward message, but they are also capable of slowing down, taming their explicit madness and making the listener reflect upon the latter. Four premiere tracks plus a re-recorded version of the title 'Crave for Killing' are an excellent bridge between the band's past and present in their musical accomplishments. Stillborn don't lay down their weapons, quite the contrary, they continue to painfully punch the slaves of moral doctrines and spit venom into the face of religious fanatics!


Killer - Vocals, Guitars

Hunger - Bass

August - Drums

Finnish melancholy in its darkest form, Hautajaisyö released their second album!

Promo picture by Noora Komulainen (free to publish)

The second album 'Matkalla Kohti Hautaa' by Hautajaisyö is released today via Inverse Records

Listen to it on





The singer Janne Partanen comments:

Matkalla Kohti Hautaa” is served with high volume, in a dimmed room and with some wine. Fall in to deep sorrow and remember all the times you have failed in life."

Finnish messenger of melancholy and death Hautajaisyö (Funeral Night) was formed in 2014. They play melodic death metal and melancholy thrash metal. Their music is full of great riffs, heavy drumming and a whole lot of darkness. Vocals are in finnish and sung with a low growl. Lyrics tell sad stories about life, death, love, failure and mental problems. Hautajaisyö is not a ”basic” metal band, but rather challenges what you can do in metal. Their music videos are sad tales of human nature, eutanasia and domestic violence.  Usually the horrors of everyday life are more terrifying than anything a human can invent.

Track list:

01. Intro

02. Tunteeton

03. Väsynyt Kuolemaan

04. Matkalla Kohti Hautaa

05. Jos Voisin Silmäni Ummistaa

06. Minut Pelastakaa

07. Lähdön Hetki

08. Kuolleena Haudattu

09. Unohdetut

10. Vain Tuhkasi Sinusta Muistuttaa


Janne Partanen - Vocals

Sami Lustig - Guitars

Ville Moisanen - Guitars

Simo Pesonen - Bass

Teemu Roth - Drums

Tomas Ahlroos - Clean vocals on ”Unohdetut”


Avant-garde/black metal duo Misanthropic Rage are back with their second full length album entitled 'Igne Natura Renovatur Integra' which is going to be released on March 12, 2018 by Godz Ov War Productions

In nine new songs lasting more than fifty minutes, the band again takes listeners on a musical journey full of extraordinary sounds, twisted arrangements and rhythmical mind-bending tricks. Irrepressible melodic lines and sophisticated, bilingual vocal parts are not only to enrich the intricate structures of individual tunes, but also to dramatically enhance the cold atmosphere and monumentality of the entire album. Prepare your mind for a lethal dose of emotional anxiety covered with a pinch of irritation and decadence!

The band say about the new album: "I.N.R.I is a natural follow up to our debut album. With our first album, we have the gates before us; today, we confidently walk the path we have chosen. This time, we'd had a certain concept, a main thought since the very beginning, and it was then bound by words and sounds. Less madness, more cold premeditation. It's a flame which we carry to the world. It's misanthropic rage!"


AR - Vocals, Guitars, Drum Programming

W - Vocals, Bass, Drum Programming

More info:

Finnish Black Metal Band Dark Archive Released a New EP!

Finnish black metal band Dark Archive released a new EP "Cultivate Our Blood in Aeon" on January 31st 2018 via Inverse Records. 

LISTEN to an EP on Spotify: 

Dark Archive was formed in summer 2016 by Joakim ”Lord Mordor” Lindholm (composing, recording, intstruments) and Niko ”Perdition” Aromaa (vocals, lyrics). Members had a vision to form a black metal band that would create something fresh and something which would stand out from the scene. Later on project expanded and it almost grew a full band. That band released one EP and the single ”Varpunen Jouluaamuna”. Things didn’t go as planned and Dark Archive soon was in a familiar situation where the only band members were the original founding members. At summer 2017 Dark Archive decided to start doing what it was all about in the beginning. They started to release single songs one at a time in Youtube. Each song has had an idea to do and compose something that will make a listener to feel something. Every song is an unique complete entirety, that will offer memorable moments for listeners.

Dark Archive is also openly a satanic band. Joakim and Niko feels and thinks very different about Lucifer, occultism, and things about religion, but they both share the same aspect about the beauty of darkness and Satan.Dark Archive is now at the beginning of a new era. Dark Archive will create darkness, in a beautiful way. 

Watch Cultivate Our Blood in Aeon -video on Youtube:                       

Track list:

1. Cultivate our blood in Aeon

2. Closure of Empyrean delirium

3. Godfear Eradication

4. Unohda ei ikinä

5. Essence of Death


Joakim ”Lord Mordor” Lindholm (composing, recording, all instruments)

Niko ”Perdition” Aromaa (vocals & lyrics)


Psycho Village release new video for 'Can't You See' and announce UK Tour.

Austrian hard rockers Psycho Village are back with a new video for their track ‘Can’t You See’. Having just completed an intensive European Tour with Texan giants Nothing More, Psycho Village are back with a new video for their track ‘Can’t You See’ and their next UK tour announcement for March 2018.

Psycho Village consists of Daniel Kremsner (Vocals & Guitar), Maximilian Raps (Bass & Backing Vocals) and Marcel Urban (Drums).

“Throughout our career as a band a lot of people have spoken to me about how hard and complicated their lives are. Most of this is related to failed relationships with loved ones, be it an ex-partner, parents or friends; but sometimes it is better to make a clean cut and try to do a fresh start.

Unfortunately most people still hold onto those past feelings, they can’t let go and then chase something that was not meant to be in the first place. The track ‘Can’t You See’ basically says: It´s Okay, let go, live your life”. – Dani Kremsner.

Psycho Village have had three top 10 singles in the Austrian charts and are a band that really like to get out there and tour as much as possible. We see them return to the UK in March as they have recently announced that they will be touring with The Fallen State.

"We love coming over and playing the UK. The fans are very energetic and it's always a great atmosphere!".

Indian Fall release new video, Dincolo de Timp.


Brasov, Romania based Black Metal veterans Indian Fall present a new track from their upcoming third studio album scheduled to be released soon in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. Dincolo de Timp was mixed and mastered at Lowbass5 Studio by Adrian Bila and it's official video was produced and directed completely by the band itself, and is now available here:

Indian Fall is:

Djeeckx – vocal

Adi – bass




Septimiu -drums

CoverCoverA song about love, a song about death, a song about sex. "She Holds My Will" is probably the most catchy song of the new album "The Ogre Inside" , but probably the most subversive song. Describing a kind of bondage / SM relationship, the band decided to work again with Matteo VDiva from VD Pictures. The artist previously shot the song "You Will Be The Death Of Me". 

This new video features Hojojutsu performances, well known as Shibari or Kinbaku, an ancient japanese bondage art. Kinbaku-bi literally means "the beauty of tight binding".

As love, which can be a destructive force or a creative force, this japanese art is two-sided. Hojojutsu can be used as an erotic game or as a weapon. When it cames to erotism it's called Kinbaku-bi, but the first use of these technics came from martial art, Hojojutsu , which is the traditional Japanese martial art of restraining or killing a person using cord or rope. 

The video was shot in Switzerland and the Shibari performances were shot by Stjepan Palescak from The Art of Hojojutsu ( Zurich / Switzerland ).


PORN - She holds my will (Official Music Video):


CoverCoverWhat better way to celebrate the most successful year in VANISH history than with a new video. The second single “Follow” chronicles the recordings of the critically acclaimed album “the insanity abstract” and gives a glimpse behind the scenes of touring, writing and having a good time. 

So follow VANISH taking a look back at 2017.


Vanish - Follow (Official Video):


CoverCoverOn February 2nd CroworD hits 2018 with a new music video to ‚A Stars’ Eclipse’ from their debut record ‚The Great Beyond’ which strikes with fast guitarsoli, fine-tuning in rhythm and rounds out with passages of Nelly Sachs same-titled poetry. 

Filmed in front of Live Audience CroworD shows up more brutal – in lyrical as in performant way.


Croword - A Stars' Eclipse (Video Trailer):


Symphonic metal band Vinide released their third album, new lyric video online!

Finnish symphonic metal band Vinide released their third album 'Reveal' on January 26th 2018 via Inverse Records. The first single 'The Beginning Scene' from the concept album is released today. 

Listen to the album on Spotify: 

Vinide's singer Elmeri Kinnunen comment:

"Reveal is the most anticipated album for both the fans and the band itself. New material is already being prepared. Hopefully our touring plans get some wind in its sails."

Reveal” is a science fiction story about a large information technology company ”OMEGA’s” former employee who finds himself locked in a mental asylum and is even sentenced to death. After he escapes the asylum he starts to find out what is really going on and what is the biggest interest of OMEGA’s artificial intelligence project. The fears of the future seem to come true meanwhile the humankind is driving itself towards definite termination. The story goes on and a lot of plot twists are going to happen. How big is the urge to create something that humans don’t fully understand? What is going to happen to our hero during his journey finding out the origin of everything.

Track list:

01. Intro

02. The Beginning Scene

03. Breakout

04. Reveal

05. Anger

06. The Rat

07. Plea

08. Emanuel

09. The Truth

10. The Plan

 11. Believe

12. Bombs

13. Another Dimension

14. The Great Voyage


15. Save The Earth

Recording, mixing and producing the whole album Elmeri Kinnunen also has composed the pieces in collaboration with guitarist Mikko Kähkönen and keyboard player Heikki Polvinen. The final touch was given at Finnvox Studio by Mika Jussila mastering the album.


Elmeri Kinnunen – guitars, vocals 

Mikko Kähkönen – guitars 

Heikki Polvinen – keyboards 

Jaakko Juntunen - drums 


CRYSTAL VIPER to headline Helicon Metal Festival

The first edition of Helicon Metal Festival will take place on September 7th in Warsaw (Poland). The event will be headlined by the ultimate Polish export heavy metal band - Crystal Viper, who participate in the majority of important European metal festivals, yet rarely plays in their home country.

The band fronted by female vocalist/guitarist Marta Gabriel turns 15 this year with a score of 6 full-length studio albums. Their last, titled „Queen of the Witches”, was released in earl 2017 by renowned AFM Records.

Crystal Viper will be joined on stage by several promising bands representing the young generation of heavy metal – more details will be announced soon.

ATTENTION! The first 100 of fans who will buy tickets for this event via online presale at will be rewarded with a free CD from Skol Records (JAG PANZER, SACRED STEEL among all).

Event site:


The festival is organized by Helicon Media Promotions, who assures that the event will be held on a regular basis.

MORS SUBITA to release 3rd album 'INTO THE PITCH BLACK' in April! First music video out now!

Mors Subita promo pic by Sami Kettunen / Kuvauksellista Valoa (free to publish). Finnish modern melodic death metal band MORS SUBITA is set to release their third album "Into the Pitch Black". The album is released by Inverse Records on April 6th 2018

After three years of touring and recording, an anticipated new single  "As Humanity Weeps" was released today.

With searing vocals, gut twisting melodies, fierce drumming and the fast yet always tasteful riffing the band has come to be known for, "Into the Pitch Black" builds on the identity Mors Subita has forged for themselves with their previous albums, and promises to not disappoint even the most hardened melodeath fan.

The album was recorded at the legendary Tico Tico Studio in Kemi with Ahti Kortelainen (Kalmah, Impaled Nazarene, Sentenced) with additional arrangements recorded at the Demolition Center in Oulu by Mika Lammassaari. Mixing and mastering for the album was done at Illusia Productions by Stefan Pommerin.

Listen to AS HUMANITY WEEPS on Spotify: 

The band will embark on a tour of Finland in April in support of the new album release, while also playing alongside heavyweights Turisas, Beast In Black and Frosttide as part of the “SuomiFeast” tour of Japan in May.


Eemeli Bodde - Vocals 

Mika Lammassaari - Guitars & Backing vocals

Ville Miinala - Drums

Mika Junttila - Bass


Track list:

01. Path To the Abyss

02. As Humanity Weeps

03. Dead Sun

04. Defeat

05. Into the Pitch Black

06. Alas

07. I, God

08. Vultures

09. Fear Is Just the Beginning

10. Shadows

11. The Void

CodeRed reveal new track and open pre-orders for Dominions of Our Deceitful Beliefs

Romania based Death Metal machine CodeRed reveal a new track, Burning Wrath (, taken from their upcoming release, the remastered and improved version of their debut album, Dominions of Our Deceitful Beliefs, to be out on Loud Rage Musicthis February 26th. Pre-orders are now available here:


– Jewel-case CD:

– Digital:

Here’s what the band members had to say on this material:


“We worked very hard on this project. Every passage found its perfect spot in the song, nothing was chosen randomly. We chose quality instead of quantity and in the end it came out something I’m personally very proud of. Each member of the band had a valuable contribution to the final product, there were 4 different and complementary personalities who mixed each other to perfection.” Armand Niculescu


“When we started working at “Dominions of Our Deceitful Beliefs” we didn’t knew where the musical orientation will go to. I think that the mixture of ideas, ideas of mine, Armand and Septimiu was special. Also we decided back then that we needed a new bass player, so we welcomed Ioan “John” Campian as a permanent member and I think he managed to do a very good job in the direction we wanted to go to. For fans of Nile, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Death or Pestilence I think it will be a nice surprise, especially now in the new remastered version with a bonus track.” Andrei Calmuc


“I enthusiastically entered this project, because it was my first participation as a bass player and because I liked the way the songs were thought and written. When I arrived into the band most of the material has already taken form, and I was given free hand in conceiving the bass lines. I am very fond of the final result as a unitary musical concept where all the ideas were melted into one compact and solid form. From the crushing simplicity of Above Desolation to the intricate songwriting of The Sixth Sun, each song has its own story to tell that we’ll like you to discover, now in a fresher remixed and remastered version.” Ioan “John” Campian


“For me, “Dominions of Our Deceitful Beliefs” represents the result of perfect consonance between how each member of CodeRed envisioned our first LP and, I would tend to say, the result of a common vision about what extreme metal generally is. Everyone who was in the band at the time of the writing process has brought not only substantial contributions to the composition, but also fully compatible contributions to all the other ideas already on the table. This stands as testament for the chemistry that I believe this band has when we join forces to write songs. Also, John’s later addition to the lineup and the way he handled writing and playing the bass guitar is further evidence for the musical cohesion in this band, because John also understands and feels death metal music the same way we do. I believe this much cohesive creativity is quite a rare thing.” Septimiu Harsan


As a side note, Septimiu Harsan is now the official Pestilence drummer and is gearing up for their World Tour 2018. Catch them live on the road!



January 24th 2018

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The Kouvola-based Finnish hard rock band ‘MENORE’ has released its first ever music video!

Menore describe the song ‘Until We Die’ as “a bitter and twisted tale of a love story gone wrong. A lot of anger, hatred and agony, caused by betrayal.” The song is also released as a digital single.





Miikka Viantie - vocals

Mikko Raunio - guitar

Pasi Kakko - guitar

Joona Rinne - bass

Matti Kukkasjärvi - drums


Save Fail -promo (2010)

The Curse -promo (2012)

Wasteland (2014)

HELLHAIM announces worldwide premiere of their two albums.

Polish heavy metal band HELLHAIM announces worldwide premiere of their two albums (EP "In the Dead of the Night" and LP "Slaves of Apocalypse") on leading streaming platforms, including Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, Google Plus, Shazam and iTunes – it will take place on Feb 2nd 2018.

HELLHAIM is an enigmatic five-piece project comprising of musicians differing with age, musical experience and personalities - together they create music that escapes unequivocal categorization.

Balancing on the edge of awe and exaggeration, the band displays human dramas in a distorted picture with lyrics referring to historical events, plights of today and visions of future.

Their full-length debut album "Slaves of Apocalypse" (released Aug 21st 2017) is a kind of experiment - the band set their music's core to be 80's traditional heavy metal, while broadening the formula with elements derived from other metal genres - mainly thrash, death and avant-garde.

Romanian Progressive Doom Metal group Paragon Collapse have just released their debut full-length album, The Dawning, in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.

Listen and order The Dawning here: (digital) (Jewel-case CD)




01. The Endless Dream

02. The Stream

03. A Whisper of Destiny

04. Nirvana

05. Climbing the Abyss

06. A Winter Life

07. Deliverance


SPECTRAL release first single and pre-orders for Neural Correlates of Hate.

Romanian Progressive Technical Death Metal band Spectral proudly reveal the first single taken off the band’s upcoming full-length album Neural Correlates of Hate; the title-track is now available for streaming. 

Neural Correlates of Hate is now available for pre-orders here:

– Jewel-case CD:

– Digital:

Fans of the genre will definitely enjoy Neural Correlates of Hate even if only by considering the intense, precise and deeply complex drumming from Romain Goulon, known from his work with bands like Necrophagist, Disavowed, Benighted or Aggressor, or the stellar guest appearances of Christian Muenzner (Necrophagist, Obscura, Alkaloid) and Calin Paraschiv (Pestilence, Necrovile), and all this on top of the years and years of compositions’ crafting and perfecting by the band’s founding member, Ciprian Martin, and the venom-spitting vocal performance of Andrei Calmuc, also known from CodeRed, or his previous work in Indian Fall. The album was mixed and mastered by Clawfinger founding member, now producer, Jocke Skog at his Sunmountain Facilities! The album’s impressive cover artwork is signed by Romanian well-known artist Costin Chioreanu (Twilight13media studio).

Recording Lineup:

Ciprian Martin (Guitars & Bass; ex-Taine)

Andrei Calmuc (Vocals; CodeRed, ex-Indian Fall)

Romain Goulon (Drums; Benighted, ex-Necrophagist, Disavowed)

Christian Muenzner (Guest Solos; Alkaloid, Spawn of Possession, ex-Necrophagist, Defeated Sanity)

Calin Paraschiv (Guest Solos; Pestilence, Necrovile, Clitgore)


1-Artificial Storage (03:51)

2-Ashes to Dust (08:46)

3-Nihilist (03:55)

4-Empathy (04:22)

5-Neural Correlates of

Hate (02:56)

6-Hallucinatory Authorization (08:14)

7-Hatred (01:58)

8-Divided We Fall (04:14)

9-Into the Further (05:23)

Highly-talented Finnish THE HYPOTHESIS released a new single!

The Hypothesis promo pic by Valtteri Hirvonen 

Finnish melodic death metallers THE HYPOTHESIS has released a new single! This fresh ILLUSION NOW -single presents heavier version of the band according the qvintet's mastermind:

"The Hypothesis is even heavier, brutal and more dynamic in the future...and we have more new material ready, so stay tuned! " -Juuso Turkki


Illusion Now -single is composed, produced, mixed and mastered by Juuso Turkki. The band is currently working on their second album.

Listen 'ILLUSION NOW' on Spotify:


Antti Seppälä - Vocals

Asko Sartanen - Guitar (Naildown, Codeon)

Markku "Neissu" Ruuskanen - Bass (Dead Shape Figure)

Rolf Pilve - Drums (Stratovarius, Solution .45, Wintersun)

Juuso Turkki - Guitar & Backing vocals (Red Moon Architect)








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Penitent is a melancholic and romantic Dark Ambient project, where a very heavy part of the Penitent sound is the traditional and melancholic piano sound. Penitent combine the typical ambient-esque dark wave notions with neo-classical influences.

The band Penitent will be a familiar name for many who indulge in dark music. Penitent has been successfully delving into the often ignored darker aspects of music and composition since the early 1990s.

Penitent has released albums on record labels like Cold Meat Industry (Sweden), Prophecy Productions (Germany), Draenor Productions (sub label of Napalm Records, Austria), Memento Mori (sub label of Dark Vinyl, Germany), Corvus Records (Bulgaria), Beyond Productions (Italy), Eternal Pride Productions (Russia), and Hydra (a sub label of Redemption Films, UK).

Work has started with preparing two special Penitent releases. One release will be focused on 90´s era of Penitent with material from “Melancholia”, “The Beauty of Pain” and “Roses by Chaos Spawned”.

The second will focus on 00´s era of Penitent with material from “Deserted Dreams”, “A Shapeless Beauty” and “Among The Sleepless”.

Common for both is that the material will NOT be identical to previous recordings (though parts are taken from there). Also all songs should feature vocals.

These albums could see the light of day on physical format should there be a record label interested in doing so. This could be on CD, Vinyl and/or Tape.

When these albums are finished recorded there should also be new live performances with Penitent (the first ones since the 2004 & 2005 performances in Romania & Bulgaria).

Also do expect new releases from Defraktor & Karsten Hamre, also to be followed up with live performances. 

Beside creating music Karsten Hamre is also a photographer. Throughout the years he has gone from being a photojournalist to become more a mix of photojournalist, street, and documentary photographer.

Penitent Discography Bundle

10 releases at 75% discount. $12.50 USD for all (regular price is $5 USD each).

Follow & like Penitent at

This bundle includes following albums:

PenitentSelected Works

Penitent “Melancholia” (Extended Edition)

Penitent “The Beauty of Pain” (Extended Edition)

Penitent “As Life Fades Away” (Extended Edition)

Penitent “Roses By Chaos Spawned” (Extended Edition)

Penitent “Maestro Beethoven” (Extended Edition)

Penitent “Deserted Dreams” (Extended Edition)

Penitent “A Shapeless Beauty” (Extended Edition)

Penitent “Songs of Despair” (Extended Edition)

Penitent “Abandoned in Paradise”

Karsten Hamre Discography Bundle

11 releases at 75% discount. $13.75 USD for all (regular price is $5 USD each).

Follow & like Karsten Hamre at

This bundle includes following albums:

Karsten Hamre “Selected Works”

Karsten Hamre vs Kenji Siratori “Placenta World”

Karsten Hamre “Broken Whispers” (Extended Edition)

Karsten Hamre “Through The Valley of The Shadow”

Karsten Hamre “Through The Eyes of The Beholder”

Karsten Hamre “Through The Eyes of A Stranger”

Karsten Hamre “Live in Berlin”

Hamre vs Buben “The Plague of Darkness”

Karsten Hamre´s Through Alien Eyes - Volume I

Karsten Hamre´s Through Alien Eyes - Volume II

Karsten Hamre´s Through Alien Eyes - Volume III

 Wounded Hearts Productions Discography Bundle

32 releases at 75% discount. $40 USD for all (regular price is $5 USD each).

Follow & like Wounded Hearts Productions at

This bundle includes following albums:

Defraktor “Themes for The Lunatic” (Extended Edition”

Karsten Hamre “Selected Works”

Defraktor “Desolate Sonorities”

Karsten Hamre´s Through Alien Eyes - Volume I

Karsten Hamre´s Through Alien Eyes - Volume II

Karsten Hamre´s Through Alien Eyes - Volume III

Penitent “Melancholia” (Extended Edition)

Penitent “The Beauty of Pain” (Extended Edition)

Penitent “As Life Fades Away” (Extended Edition)

Penitent “Roses By Chaos Spawned” (Extended Edition)

Penitent “Maestro Beethoven” (Extended Edition)

Dense Vision Shrine “Magic & Mystery” (Extended Edition)

Dense Vision Shrine “Litanies of Desire” (Extended Edition)

Penitent “Deserted Dreams” (Extended Edition)

The Flux Komplex “Lost Illusions”

Dense Vision Shrine “Die My Illusion”

Dense Vision Shrine “In The Abode of Gloom”

Karsten Hamre “Broken Whispers” (Extended Edition)

Penitent “A Shapeless Beauty” (Extended Edition)

Dense Vision Shrine “A Voyage of Imagination”

Karsten Hamre “Through The Valley of The Shadow”

Karsten Hamre “Live in Berlin”

Penitent “Abandoned in Paradise”

Penitent “Songs of Despair” (Extended Edition)

Hamre vs Buben “The Plague of Darkness”

The Flux Komplex “The Voice of A Lost Spirit”

Dense Vision Shrine “Time Lost in Oblivion”

Karsten Hamre “Through The Eyes of A Stranger”

Karsten Hamre “Through The Eyes of The Beholder”

Dense Vision Shrine “Unwinding The Inside”

Karsten Hamre vs Kenji Siratori “Placenta World”

Penitent “Selected Works”

Among The Prey released a new single “One Last Breath”  

Finnish Melodic Death Metal band Among The Prey has released a new single “One Last Breath”.  

In addition the band has started recording their second full length album with Tuomas Kokko at Electric Fox Studios.   

The band's founder and frontman Iiro Kuntsi says: “We are going to release more new music in the next few months. The target is to release the full length album in the end of 2018. Negotiations with record labels are still in progress. ” 


Iiro Kuntsi – Vocals 

Atte Palokangas (Thunderstone, Beast in Black, Before the Dawn) – Drums 

Joni Laine – Guitar 

Tuomo Laulainen – Guitar 

Toni Keskinen – Bass 

The merciless thrash quartet has revealed their 3rd album Beyond The Pale Carcass!


The new Edgeflame execution is going to make you witness the blackened tale of “Grotesque Legion” of the mighty “Wrathbringer”, who has "Awaken for Reign" after he had "Deceived By Gods". 

On the other side, the ruthless riffs will show the filthy truth "Beyond The Pale Carcass" revealed by the "Feared Butcher" who is "Against All" after he slaughters the "Prey In The Asylum".

Artwork: Mert AYDIN

The 3rd LP of Edgeflame, Beyond The Pale Carcass which was recorded at the Retro Yapım Studios in Ankara,TR has officially released through Russian label Narcoleptica Productions in January,15 2018.

Youtube Stream:







1-Grotesque Legion


3-Awaken For Reign

4-Deceived By Gods

5-Beyond The Pale Carcass

6-Feared Butcher

7-... Against All

8-Prey In The Asylum

What happens when you mix Slipknot with Limp Bizkit?

You get Dirty Machine from Los Angeles, California on Zombie Shark Records


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Atmospheric black metal band Wyrmwoods released their debut album!

Earth Made Flesh, the first album of Finnish Black Metal band Wyrmwoods has been released through Inverse Records on January 15th 2018.

Wyrmwoods' songs are a mix of aggressive atmospheric black metal and almost progressive ambient instrumental passages, including less typical metal instruments like the saxophone, all played by the solo member Nuurag-Vaarn.

The albums themes alter from existential horror like Thomas Ligotti to the mysteries of Norse paganism.

Listen to the album on:




"Finland's Wyrmwood return from the abyss with his debut album 'Earth Made Flesh'. This is quite an ambitious release which draws from a few genres but rooted in the atmospheric black metal league. Nuurag-Vaarn is certainly a talented musician covering all including saxophone which fit in great by the way. Great work."

-Review by Ethereal Black Metal



Track list:

1. Break the Seal     

2. The Greater Festival of Masks

3. Saturnalia

4. Abomination

5. Primordial Waters / The Well of Urth

6. The One as Chaos and Egg




SPECTRAL to release debut album via Loud Rage Music.

Romanian Progressive Technical Death Metal ensemble Spectral announce their long-awaited debut album, Neural Correlates of Hate, to be finally released this Spring via Loud Rage Music. This album promises to be a totally mind-blowing experience for fans of the genre if only considering the intense, precise and deeply complex drumming from Romain Goulon, known from his work with bands like Necrophagist, Disavowed, Benighted or Aggressor, or the stellar guest appearances of Christian Muenzner (Necrophagist, Obscura, Alkaloid) and Calin Paraschiv (Pestilence, Necrovile), and all this on top of the years and years of compositions’ crafting and perfecting by the band’s founding member, Ciprian Martin, and the venom-spitting vocal performance of Andrei Calmuc, also known from CodeRed, or his previous work in Indian Fall. The album was mixed and mastered by Clawfinger founding member, now producer, Jocke Skog at his Sunmountain Facilities!

The cover artwork is signed by the one and only Costin Chioreanu (Twilight13media studio). Here’s what the band had to say about Neural Correlates of Hate: “When I started working on Neural Correlates of Hate I didn’t want to make any compromises. I have spent the last years developing the concept and working hard to deliver the proper sound for the album. Although I have planned all the details I couldn’t have done this all by myself so I am very lucky to have had Andrei Calmuc on vocals, Romain Goulon on drums, Christian Muenzner on 2 guest solos, Calin Paraschiv on one guest solo and Jocke Skog as our sound engineer. The result couldn’t have been better.” Ciprian Martin “I joined Spectral in September 2015 and the moment I listened to Ciprian’s compositions from the pre-production stage I knew it was the kind of music that I want to get involved with and it determined me to collaborate. I am delighted with the finished product and the collaboration with all the other guests, whom in my opinion are great musicians.” Andrei Calmuc.

Recording Lineup:

Ciprian Martin (Guitars & Bass)

Andrei Calmuc (Vocals)

Romain Goulon (Drums)

Christian Muenzner & Calin Paraschiv (Guest Solos)


Artificial Storage (03:51)

Ashes to Dust (08:46)

Nihilist (03:55)

Empathy (04:22)

Neural Correlates of Hate (02:56)

Hallucinatory Authorization (08:14)

Hatred (01:58)

Divided We Fall (04:14)

Into the Further (05:23)

More tracks and details on Neural Correlates of Hate to be gradually revealed soon!



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The Fell announce new addition of former INXS frontman J.D Fortune

Following the successful launch of their debut single ‘Footprints’ and their first US tour, The Fell are thrilled to announce the addition of former INXS front man J.D Fortune to their already strong lineup.

The Fell features Guitar player and multi platinum producer Mike Krompass, Bass legend Billy Sheehan (Winery Dogs and Mr Big), and notorious session drummer Randy Cooke who has played with names such as Dave Stewart, Ian Gillan and Ringo star.

J.D made a name for himself backin 2005 on the hit TV show ‘Rockstar: INXS’ where he was handpicked and chosen to be the new face for iconic rock band, INXS. During his time with the band, he wrote the multi platinum selling hit ‘Pretty Vegas’.

2011 saw J.D’s official departure from the band after a long battle with personal issues. Now, he’s back in the game and fighting strong as the new lead vocalist for The Fell.

“It’s no secret that my story is one of highs and lows. I’ve had some incredible experiences and just over 11 years ago, my biggest low. I was battling addiction and depression and it was the toughest fight I’ve ever experienced in my life. The hardest part was admitting to myself that I needed help, and asking for it. It was a tough road to recovery, but I can proudly say that I faced my demons and won. Sadly, this isn’t always the case for everyone in my situation. That’s why I’m happy to talk about it. If my experiences help someone else in facing the same battles, then being open about it was worth it.

Regarding The Fell, Mike and I have been friends for a while and he mentioned he was looking for a vocalist. I jumped at the chance, I feel it’s the right time for me to really get fully submerged back into my music. We have already been writing and recording new material for the upcoming album. I’m really excited, the songs are awesome!” – J.D Fortune

Mike Krompass adds “It’s really exciting to have J.D in the band. The new material is really strong and we have even been writing with legendary song writer ‘Desmond Child’ on a couple of tracks and will be releasing our new Single in the upcoming months. There’s so much going on behind the scenes at the moment and we can’t wait to share it with our fans!”

The Fell will also be appearing at NAMM later this month so don’t miss your chance to catch them!

Bob Katsionis Announces new album and Revolutionary New Format!


Bob Katsionis announces new album cover, details and presents a new album release format!”.

Greek, Athens based multi-instrumentalist, producer, video director and composer Bob Katsionis returns with his  5th solo album called “Prognosis & Synopsis” making both a “Synopsis” (summary) of his solo career so far and a “Prognosis” (Prediction) of where he is gonna move musically in the future.

The new album consists of 10 songs that were composed/recorded in a period of 15 days, during the August of 2017!

“It was a blast of inspiration. Last August, and after finishing my duty with German power metallers Serious Black, I was suddendly found with one month free in my hands after 4 or 5 years where I was constantly working in my studio, touring and recording other projects. So I had some wonderful vacation time in Greece and then I was sitting all day home playing games and watching movies. And mind cleared. I decided to start my own Record Label “Symmetric Records” and finally work on the Icon-Disc™ project that's been on my mind since the birth of Smartphones. And of some music for my own. So everyday I was just sitting on my Korg Kronos jamming, then take a break to play some Virtual Reality games to help me travel to different worlds, get some inspiration and give time to my music to grow inside of me and then back on my studio to record. I feel like this album is the most sincere, compact and mature work so far and represents me and my art at a 100% while leaving a bright promise for the future.”

Album was recorded at Sound Symmetry Studio by Bob Katsionis who played all the instruments except drumming by Vangelis Moraitis.

Prognosis & Synopsis” is produced and mixed by Bob Katsionis and Analog Mastered by Nasos Nomikos at VU Productions, Piraeus, Greece.

The wonderful artwork was once again created by French artist Aurelien Police who also did the “Rest In Keys” album cover.

The full announcement video that you can share to your article is here:

And the link to stream the first track and pre-order the album is this:

Prognosis & Synopsis” will NOT be available for streaming through iTunes, Spotify until further notice.

As you can also see in the video, Bob announces a brand new format: the Icon-Disc.

“The Icon-Dis is what it's name simply states: a music “disc” in the form of an icon on your phone or tablet. For decades,artists and bands were releasing their music in the form of an album: a compilation of music expression and inspiration representing a certain period of the composer's or performer's life. Even the radio was playing the singles to make people buy the album in the form of a cassette, vinyl, CD. With the recent arrival of the broadband internet, services like YouTube, iTunes, Spotify etc, feed us with tons of isolated songs, videoclips, playlists, random compilations and other cool stuff like this, BUT people are not concentrating on the album anymore.

And for me the “magic” of diving into the world of an album, surrounded by the full artwork, pictures, photos, credits, info is what turns the listeners to “fans”. And it’s the fans who are buying the albums, merchandise, special editions etc and help a band survive at this difficult period we all live and make music. And even more important, through the album, the artist himself has the chance of showcasing his full potential, present his work on a full scale and take the listener by the hand on a wonderful trip through his music.

The idea/concept of the Icon-Disc is not something new; great artists like Bjork, Paul McCartney, Sting, Lady Gaga, JayZ and many more have released “albums-as-app” but the format was never established on the market for various reasons:

There wasn't a name for it. Putting the word "app" next to some music it takes away all the "music album" character and makes it something hi-tech and common like the app to order a taxi, food or an app that does something else.

There was no actual "format". In order to pioneer, every app works differently: one wants you to travel through space to listen to the song, the other one is a game and another one wants you to take photos of the sun, upload them and receive your music. Something like releasing a CD in a different shape every time: one like a star and another one heart shaped! Cool but confusing.

Pricing. Developing a complex and original app costs a lot. And then you have your "regular" formats on the market for sale. What will the big record stores say when they sell your cd for 15$ and you sell your beautiful and shining "app" for just 2,99$?.

That's why I designed the Icon-Disc™ in a way that it's both user friendly and fully customizable at the same time,while our company App The Irons keeps the developing costs low enough that even a newcomer independent artist can afford”.

Bob Katsionis releases his 2012 solo album “Rest In Keys” with remixed/remastered sound plus a brand new bonus track for all of you to get to know this new format and give us your feedback. In this release you can experience some of the benefits of the Icon-Disc:

·Fully customized artwork

·Different artwork per song

·Part-by-Part analysis from Bob Katsionis

·UPDATE your album (more songs, different mix, different members,everything!).

iOS and Android users can download the Album FOR FREE on these links (so it will be cool to include in your article as well for readers to get their hands on)

If you're reading this, thank you for taking the time to watch this video and in turn supporting independent artists! You ROCK! If you're a fan of Alternative Rock and Metal, Nu Metal, Industrial, and Hard Rock then Zombie Shark Records is the label for you! If you like what you hear, share the video with your friends and tag somebody who may enjoy it. Thanks again! Pick up some FREE music and some NOT free music too and help keep this label and the bands doing what they love... making music and spreading it to the masses! These artists create the soundtrack to our lives, let's show 'em some love! Enjoy!



JYNX LEVITATE  15 December 2017.

JYNX due to release new single ‘LEVITATE’ on Dec 15th.

Premiered on Tattoo.

Following the success of their previous single ‘Fade’, New York based Nu Metal band JYNX are releasing their new single ‘Levitate’ on December 15th which boasts heavy riffs, huge choruses, soaring vocals and a beat you can really get behind... all the things we love about Nu Metal and the many genres that created it! "Levitate is a really personal and lyrically heavy song that we felt was 100% necessary to be written. There are a lot of people who suffer from depression, and a few of us are no strangers to that. We wanted to relay the message that anyone feeling that way is absolutely not alone, and encourage them reach out and get help before it can take a tragic turn." – Jerry DeLorenzo.

JYNX consists of Tommy Roulette (Vocals), Jerry De Lorenzo (Guitar / Vocals), Felix Cruz (Bass), Justin Whang (Guitar), Ray Francisco (Drums), Xermane (Ones and Twos). I have also included their previous single 'Fade' along with the video. To stream or download these materials, follow this link:

OUTDrejas is spreading a positive and uplifting message to the masses... with the power of ROCK! Video for "Promise" is OUT now!

Illinois rock outfit OUTDrejas have released a powerful and uplifting music video for the song "Promise" which can be viewed here:    

The song has received widespread support, radio play and garnered hundreds of thousands of plays on Facebook in a very short time. The band is proving that in a chaotic world, a positive message can cut through the madness.

The song was produced by recorded by Chris Shepard (The Hives, Wilco, Smashing Pumpkins, Static-X, Buddy Guy, Incubus, Elvis Costello, KMFDM, Mastodon), Matt Dougherty (Disturbed, Saint Asonia, Adelitas Way, Megadeth, Pop Evil, Avatar, Nonpoint, Staind, 3 Doors Down) and Mason Bonner (Chance The Rapper, DJ Khaled) at Chicago Recording Company and Groovemaster Studios Chicago. The track was mastered by Ryan Smith (AC/DC, Coldplay, Adele, Ozzy Osbourne, Keith Richards, Beyonce, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Joe Bonamassa) at Sterling Sound New York.

The band is fronted by David Drejas; software engineer, sports nut, and part owner of Mick's Picks, guitar pick company and manufacturer of the best selling Ukulele picks in the world.

Drejas states, “While I was attending college, Craig Robinson came to speak and do a comedy routine. Being that Craig plays Darryl Philbin on my favorite show The Office, I was super excited and after the show I went up to the stage to talk to him and get an autograph. I said to him, "You know man, I really want to be on the side of the stage that you're on right now. How do I get from this side of the stage to that side?". He told me, "Make a promise to yourself that you're going to get there. Then all you have to do is keep your promise. Do something every single day that helps you achieve your goal. You'll be surprised how quickly the small stuff adds up." I went back to my college apartment that night and wrote the verses to “Promise”. I got to record and mix it with industry professionals I looked up to at two historic studios that I admire. The entire process taught me a TON about the recording process and how to actually write a good song. I used the message from the song to inspire me to put my all into this.”

The music video for “Promise” was directed by Peter Doucette who has directed videos for artists such as City of the Weak, Vinyl Theatre, Enterprise Earth, and Maiden Dixie.

Drejas remarks, “The music video is important to me because we recorded it in many of the places that helped me become the musician I am today. Mama and Me Pizza gave us our first big gig. Big Shots music venue allowed us to open and share the stage with many of our heroes. And the House of Blues in Chicago always treats us with a ton of respect and you can almost feel the presence of all the great musicians that have graced that stage as you perform or hang out in the dressing rooms backstage. It was really cool to go on all these adventures with my best friends and have two finished products to show for it. A great song and a sweet video!”

OUTDrejas takes heavy influence from groups such as AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, O.A.R., Buddy Guy, George Thorogood, Green Day, Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed and more.

About the formation of the band, Drejas reveals, “I was playing bass in a metal band and we were playing one of the good local rock clubs around Illinois. I got to know the talent buyer so I asked if he could book my other band which was a rock band. He booked us onto a battle of the bands… which was cool except I had totally made the other band up. It didn't exist. I had a month to create the new band and be ready with material for the battle. We took 2nd place which was enough to get us booked opening for Puddle of Mudd. That led to us playing House of Blues. That led me to Mick's Picks which led me to NAMM. Everything's been a snowball effect.”


Band Members:

David OUTDrejas - Guitar/Vocals 

Onnie Jonas - Keyboards 

Tyler Smith - Bass/Vocals 

Stuart Graham - Drums 

Lee Cheney - Artwork



Fahran set to release new single ‘State Of Mind’ on December 13th.

If you have been in and around the UK recently, you may have heard of Nottingham based Hard Rock band, Fahran.  

Having two successful albums behind them and having played prestigious UK festivals such as Bloodstock, Download Festival, Hard Rock Hell and many more, Fahran have also just announced they will be adding Amplified festival 2018 to their extensive festival repertoire.

Now, the midlands based Hard Rockers are back with their new single ‘State Of Mind’.


Dusktone è fiera di annunciare la firma della Apocalyptic Death/Black Metal band RUST, la cui line-up è composta da membri di Enisum, In Corpore Mortis, Phenris, Grave-T. I RUST entrano ufficialmente a far parte del roster della label, ed il loro debut album "Urstoff" verrà pubblicato ad inizio 2018.

Un lavoro magico, suggestivo ed incantevole; ma anche tragico, apocalittico, crudele, doloroso, funesto, nefasto, violento e mortale... Una visione unica e disincantata della musica estrema. 

Un viaggio abbacinante, quasi accecante ed inammissibile che ci porta alla scoperta di questo maestoso ed impressionante disco, che trova si le sue radici spaziando (anche) dai primi OPETH e SHINING ad una visione post KATATONIA ma il tutto: con una visione ultra personale, aperta e spiccatamente unica che rendono l'universo RUST un'esperienza senza eguali. 

Ulteriori dettagli riguardo il nuovo album dei RUST verranno presto rivelati, seguite i canali ufficiali Dusktone per tutte le prossime news a riguardo.  


Dusktone è fiera di annunciare la firma della band Black Metal Norvegese NATAS, che entra ufficialmente nel roster della label ed il cui prossimo album "På veg... til helvette" verrà pubblicato a metà 2018.

Proveniente dalle più oscure coste occidentali della Norvegia, i NATAS sono pronti a condurre l'umanità lontano dalle radicate e obsolete norme sociali, culturali e religiose del mondo odierno, e ad aprire gli occhi degli ascoltatori verso una nuova e libera dimensione.

Il loro black metal dal sound occulto ed oscuro ricorda band come Borknagar, i primi Keep Of Kalessin o Taake, ed è fortemente influenzato dalla distruzione del nostro mondo e della natura che ci circonda.

Non c'è fine alla malvagità dell'uomo, il mondo deve cambiare, i NATAS illumineranno il misero cammino che noi tutti percorriamo guarendolo, col fuoco ...

Ulteriori dettagli riguardo il nuovo album dei NATAS verranno presto rivelati, seguite i canali ufficiali Dusktone per tutte le prossime news a riguardo. 

From Actor Billy Blair II: New JUNK EP out TODAY January 5th, 2018!!!

Dallas, Texas rock trio JUNK, fronted by actor Billy Blair, have unleashed their new EP entitled ‘Double Soundtrack’ today Friday, January 5th, 2018. Junk recently inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah "Shark" Robertson (Motograter, The Browning).

JUNK is fronted by guitarist and vocalist, Billy Blair (Surgeon General, Mother Truckin Skull Diggers, Earshot, Love Stricken Demise) who is also a prolific actor and has appeared in such films as Machete, Machete Kills, The Last Stand, Jonah Hex, and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Blair recently landed a role in Alita: Battle Angel, an upcoming American science fiction action film based on Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita manga, set to be released on July 20, 2018.

The three-piece is rounded out by bassist and vocalist, Benjamin K. Bachman (Never Mind The Darkness, Zativah Kid), who has also produced various solo albums and material for film, and drummer Brian “Boog Nasty” (July Alley, Shadow Reichenstein).

Blair states, "We are beyond pleased to be a part of a label that believes in its bands and has our backs.. and that label is Zombie Shark Records! Horror movies and rock n roll in a gift bag!"

The band takes influence from a wide range of artists such as Billy Idol, SOUNDGARDEN, Danzig, INXS, Doobie Brothers, and Alice In Chains and has shared the stage with bands such as Skid Row, Dokken, Faster Pussycat, and Steel Panther.

The band recently recorded two songs, "Like Lightning" and "Built to Last", produced by Grammy Award winner Tre Nagella at Luminous Sound Studios in Dallas, TX. Both tracks are featured on the soundtrack to the film BLOOD SOMBRERO, starring Billy Blair.

The band's latest singles, "Pop Rock Genocide" and “The Sasquatch”, were recorded and produced at Soundhaven Studios in Rockwall, TX by Jason Schauer and mixed by Travis Wyrick (P.O.D.,10 Years, Shinedown). The songs will be featured in the upcoming horror/comedy movie, CHEROKEE CREEK.

Artwork for ‘Double Soundtrack’ provided by Ashley Box.

'Double Soundtrack

is available at



Bad Santa Project is a metal band without a permanent line-up, so the band gathers once a year with different musicians to behave like some musical hooligans focusing on the New Year topics. This time the band presents an ecofriendly thriller featuring all acting and former members of Heather Wasteland (3-bass Heretical Folk Art Horde) and the singer of Ethnor (progressive death metal). Enjoy! \m/


The Ones Who appeal to the human race to respect Mother Nature and give up cutting any living new year trees, are 


Vladimir Ryazanov - vocal (Ethnor) 

Anatoliy Polovnikov - drums (Heather Wasteland, ex-Paranormal Activity) 

Alexander Vetrogon - 6-string bass, video, axe (Paranormal Jazz, ex-Heather Wasteland)

Sergey Pavlov - 4-string bass, axe (Heather Wasteland)

Andrey Anikushin - 4-string bass (New Guns For Free, ex-Heather Wasteland) 

Sergey Seratonin - mixing and mastering (Seratonin Studio)

There is an update to the release of the new Eli Von Pike single "Blutrausch"!

EvP have decided to change the song again, to mix and remaster it. The result has quite improved compared to the previous version.

As a small excuse for the "mess," the song is now available in full length on YouTube.

Preview & Download on Bandcamp:

Godz Ov War Productions announce a debut EP from Lexington, Kentucky based, death doom metal Rotting Kingdom for an early 2018 release. The band comprises musicians known from groups like Tombstalker, Pyromancer, Nest, and Arktos. The contents of their first official release, simply titled 'Rotting Kingdom', is three tracks lasting 24 minutes in total. Music-wise, the American quintet offer a raw and majestic mixture of doom metal heaviness and gloomy melodies, with a slightly toned death metal brutality, strongly inspired by the early output of Katatonia, My Dying Bride, Evoken, Paradise Lost, Esoteric and the like.

The material was recorded at Sneak Attack Studios with Jason Groves. The album cover is a reprint of a painting by a Swedish painter, Joseph Magnus Stäck. The CD version layout was developed by Paweł Ozon.


1.Adrift in a Sea of Souls

2.Castle of Decay

3.Demons in Stained Glass


Rotting Kingdom line-up:

Anton Escobar - Vocals

Clay Rice - Guitar

Kyle Keener - Guitar

Chuck McIntyre - Bass

Brandon Glancy - Drums

A limited jewel case CD will be released on 15 January 2018. It can already preordered here:

The whole material can be streamed here:

The material was also released as a limited tape by Morbid Records, and Boris Records are working on a 12'' winyl release.

More about Rotting Kingdom: Facebook

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