Yayla is one deep, dark black metal experience created by multi-instrumentalist, composer, and filmmaker Emir Toğrul. His new album, Nihaihayat, is set for a January 21st release through Montreal-based Merdumgiriz Records. Stream the song "Immortalizing the Nine" below.
Notorious Deathsquad Bukowski Family are now streaming a new song online entitled "Carne Humana". The track is available via their websites and can be heard just below via the Bandcamp player. As the band says, "We love human flesh in all it's stripped down beauty, the diminished form of a creature once self aware. We honor our Family ways of expressing our unquenchable thirst for more, and the limitless ways to enthrone the essence of man."
Los Angeles punk icons Bad Religion will release the title song off their upcoming new album True North today. The new single utilizes a wall of bristling guitars and charging punk rock beats to explore issues of alienation and loss informed by vocalist and co-songwriter Greg Graffin’s recent life experiences. The new album arrives January 22nd via Epitaph Records.
French death metallers NecroWretch have now launched the first full track from their upcoming debut album, Putrid Death Sorcery.
Albany, NY's After The Fall will release its fourth studio record, Unkind, this Spring via Paper + Plastick Records. The punk/hardcore four-piece will follow up its attention-grabbing Eradication LP, which came out in 2010, with a gnarly combination of 12 new gritty, driving punk songs. The record is set for a March 19 release date via P+P and the band is currently streaming a new song, "Decade," online - listen below!
Canada’s favorite purveyors of folk/prog metal, Scythia are back once again with a re-mixed and re-mastered version of their holiday tune "...Of Santa", a cheerful track about Santa and his brave reindeer! Stream the song below and check out the funny album artwork!
German progressive death metal behemoths Defeated Sanity will unleash Passages Into Deformity on February 5, 2013 through Willowtip Records. Recorded at Soundlodge Studios in Germany with guest vocal appearances by Frank Rini (Internal Bleeding), AJ Magana (ex-Defeated Sanity, Disgorge US), and Brian Forgue (Syphilic, Gutrot) and sound effects performed by Jon Engman (ex-Brodequin), the nine-track follow-up to 2010’s critically hailed Chapters of Repugnance will be paired with a bonus DVD featuring making-of clips, interviews with the band, and sick performance videos!
Fort Worth, Texas Christian post-hardcore newcomer Your Past, My Present has announced that their debut EP, entitled Trials and Tribulations, will be digitally released on iTunes January 13th, 2013. In promotion for the EP, the band released "Kingdoms," their first single from the EP, on YouTube this Summer.
Swedish morbid death metal rebels Necrocurse have titled their upcoming debut full-length effort Grip of the Dead. Grip of the Dead contains eleven tracks of uncompromising and haunting death metal in the true spirit of the ancient dark heavy metal attitude. The track "Rotten In The Dark" is now streaming online - listen below yo!
On October 11th, 2012 an awe-inspiring display of progressive/melodic metal called Limitless Life Reflections was independently released by Monterrey, Mexico's The Advent Equation. The time is now for the rest of the world to experience this 60-minute juggernaut of power and beauty, one sure to appeal to fans of heavyweights like Opeth and Katatonia. The band as posted the song "Purification Lapse" on line - listen below!
FDA Rekotz is set to release the debut album from Germany's Sulphur Aeon, entitled Swallowed by the Ocean's Tide, on CD on December 28th. The LP version will be released by Imperium Productions on the same day! FDA Rekotz has posted the track "Inexorable Spirits" online - stream it below now and check out the album artwork too!
Grande Prairie, AB power-thrash five-piece Edge of Attack are proud to announce the official release of their debut self-titled album via Halifax based label Spread The Metal Records on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, which is now available for pre-order at this link
. Be sure to check out and grab the first single "Forever", which is up for FREE download now!
Shai Hulud's new album, Reach Beyond the Sun
, will be released in North America on February 19th, 2013. The title track for the album is streaming on-line, and is available for purchase on iTunes
. To listen, just hit play below NOW! Throughout the next few weeks, the band will also be posting candid studio video blogs, new music, and more, so watch out for updates as they are made available.
Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of Rivers Of Nihil! The modern progressive death metal quintet, who formed in 2009, was born from the ruins of their decaying hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania and are on a relentless path of taking their music to the next level. Rivers Of Nihil's music is as dark and heavy as the coal and iron their home city was built upon, taking influences from some of death metal's heaviest, most abrasive hitters: Morbid Angel, Gojira, Spawn of Possession and Decapitated, to name a few.
With an extensive US tour completed in the Summer of 2012 as well a foray into Europe in the Fall, which included Bloodshed Fest, WAKE will be releasing another split 7" in the Winter, this time with Saskatoon's thrashy grinders Rehashed, out on Boston's Give Praise records. Another full-length release is planned for the beginning of 2013, which, with appearances at Maryland Death Fest and Obscene Extreme, is shaping up to be a great year for WAKE. Check out the new song "Mouthbreeder."
French hardcore/death metal outfit The Brutal Deceiver have announced the release of their debut full-length album Go Die. One By One on next Spring. The follow-up to their 2010 EP Birth Of A Decline, the record will arrive courtesy of the band's new label home Useless Pride Records.
Death Valley High, the San Francisco based gloom-rock quartet, are set to release the Survival Program EP, a five song collection that follows up on the band's sensational 2011 release Doom, In Full Bloom. Featured on the new EP is "Doomsday In The Disco," a new song that previews the material the band is recording for a 2013 full-length. "Doomsday In The Disco" is streaming now online - so listen below!
Ottawa, ON's deathcore thrashers Chariots of The Gods are proud to announce the official release of their full-length album Tides of War on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, which is now available for pre-order on the band's Bandcamp here along with the first single streaming online - listen below!
Allston, MA progressive metal unit, Caricature, has unleashed a brand new track entitled "Saviors II", from their forthcoming debut full-length album, The Sound of One Man's World Collapsing. Head below to check out "Saviors II" today! Caricature recently wrapped up the recording process for The Sound of One Man's World Collapsing at Universal Noise Storage in Newburyport, MA with Greg Macklin (Ordinance, Jeff Loomis) and Brett Boland handling mixing duties. The album also features a guest solo from Greg. A release date has not been set.
Chapel Of Disease, from Cologne, Germany, presents eight malodorous new tracks on their long-awaited debut album Summoning Black Gods, which will be unleashed December 8th, 2012 on FDA Rekotz. The album will be available on CD, LP (3 different versions) and digital formats. Check out the song "Descend to the Tomb" below!