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ALTARS ABLAZE - New Album 'Life Desecration' out now via Lavadome Productions - Full Stream available

"Life Desecration", the debut full-length of Czech Black/Death Metallers ALTARS ABLAZE, is out now via Lavadome Productions on CD and in digital formats!

You can listen to the entire album at these locations: https://youtu.be/N3SzVtcWnho +++ https://lavadome.bandcamp.com/album/life-desecration

ALTARS ABLAZE has been created by members of Heaving Earth, Supreme Conception and Elysium to venture their vigorous urge to create an ultimate musical soundscape, merging the most extreme of the black and death metal subgenres.

"Life Desecration" consists of 8 elaborate but-to-the-point songs graced by the art of Nuno Zuki of Belial NecroArts. It was recorded at Davos Studio and mixed and mastered by Christian Erkens at Cyphx-Audio.

1. For The Lifeless Love Of A Crucified Corpse
2. Life Desecration
3. Shrine Destroyer
4. Across The Empires Of Death
5. Drenched In Wrath And Blood
6. With Bone Crowns And Iron Scepters
7. Beneath The Smouldering Ruins
8. Glorification Of Rats

https://store.lavadome.org +++ https://www.facebook.com/ALTARS.ABLAZE

PURSUIT - Debut Album 'Loose Lips' announced for November 2022 - First Single revealed

The single "Hate Your Darlings" marks the first output of Leipzig's seductive Heavy Rock outfit PURSUIT.

Their modern approach to 80s heavy music bears the band’s first full-length "Loose Lips", a debut rich in driving rhythms, versatile riffing and old-school soloing.

"Hate Your Darlings" deals with the unrelenting grip that the cultural industry has on its creators. This world runs by the mantra "be done or be gone" and selling your babies seems to be the only way to make a name for yourself.

Check out the track at this location: https://youtu.be/hFQ0v4KfMvE

"Loose Lips" will be self-released on November 25th, 2022 - brace yourselves to take on the chase and let your ears feast on this opulent musical prey.

1. Lovers Have Their Price
2. Loose Lips
3. Coins On Your Eyes
4. Your Last Kiss
5. Roadreaper
6. Porcelain
7. Hate Your Darlings
8. Beast With Two Backs

https://www.facebook.com/pursuitdlx +++ https://pursuitdlx.bandcamp.com +++ https://www.instagram.com/pursuit.dlx

ELLENDE - New Single "Freier Fall" available

ELLENDE'S new single "Freier Fall" is released: https://youtu.be/BrabWj6OHMc

The song translates to "Free Fall" and deals with the feeling of falling and Todesangst, knowing there will be an impact in the end.

It is taken from the upcoming album "Ellenbogengesellschaft" - to be released on 30th September 2022 via AOP Records.

Austrian Black Metal formation ELLENDE around mastermind L.G. releases their seventh record and fourth full-length album “Ellenbogengesellschaft”. After 10 years of existence as an international established live band and studio project their unique approach to atmospheric black metal will be forged into another milestone and released through AOP Records Germany in September 2022 on various sound carrier formats.

Personal statement of L.G.: “I am very excited and proud that a new full-length album will be released after many years of work. Together with Markus Stock and Klangschmiede Studio E we were able to create one of our most sophisticated records until now, incorporating some fresh elements as well as staying true to what Ellende is and was always striving for. Thanks to all involved and supporting, and of course, enjoy the ride.” L.G., 2022.

1. Ich bin
2. Unsterblich
3. Ruhelos
4. Hand aufs Herz
5. Someday
6. Freier Fall
7. Abschied
8. Verletzlich

https://shop.aoprecords.de +++ www.ellende.at

DER TRAUERSCHWAN - Signing with Soulseller Records - Debut Album in November 2022

Soulseller Records proudly announces the signing of blackened doom metal act DER TRAUERSCHWAN.

Parting ways with HETROERTZEN in late 2021, bassist Ham continued down a path of his own, and as the sole composer "Tristan Moreau", he founded DER TRAUERSCHWAN the same year in the Swedish town Västerås.

The debut album "Sanguinare Vampiris", to be released in late November 2022, is the completion of poetry & song that was written during the past two pandemic years.

Inspired by the English poets of the romantic era, lyrical themes explore the naked diary of a vampire, and while musically a bleak conjunction between 90's black- and doom metal, the harmonic teachings of classical musical theory also have a certain impact. With influences reaching from Summoning to My Dying Bride, DER TRAUERSCHWAN provides a unique blend of somber doom- and black metal, with vampiric-themed lyrics expressed through haunting songwriting.

More details about "Sanguinare Vampiris", the first single and pre-order options will be published soon.

https://www.facebook.com/SOULSELLERRECORDS +++ https://www.facebook.com/trauerschwan

DREAM UNENDING - Sophomore Album 'Song Of Salvation' via 20 Buck Spin - Details and Trackstream

DREAM UNENDING, the atmospheric dream doom project of Derrick Vella (Tomb Mold) and Justin DeTore (Innumerable Forms, Sumerlands, Solemn Lament), will release their 2nd full-length "Song Of Salvation" on November 11th 2022 via 20 Buck Spin.

It was recorded by both Sean Pearson and Arthur Rizk and mixed/mastered by Arthur Rizk and J.K. Allison. The cover was painted by Benjamin A. Vierling

The first single, "Secret Grief", can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/GsfLcOWi__E +++ https://20buckspin.bandcamp.com/album/song-of-salvation

It features a guest vocal contribution from Phil Swanson, and the multi-talented Leila Abdul-Rauf of Vastum on trumpet.

The 2021 DREAM UNENDING debut album "Tide Turns Eternal" was a marked shift in musical ambition for Vella and DeTore. While structured with a foot firmly in Death/Doom, a far loftier purpose and progressivism was its hallmark, as such distancing itself from others pursuing the style. Now returning only a year later with the stunning "Song Of Salvation", that exploratory zeal is given substantially greater allowance to soar and shine. DREAM UNENDING’s rapid evolution on the boundless panorama of "Song Of Salvation" is, crucially and intrinsically, a continued departure from limiting genre norms and an adept redefining of them.

1. Song of Salvation
2. Secret Grief
3. Murmur of Voices
4. Unrequited
5. Ecstatic Reign

https://www.20buckspin.com +++ https://www.instagram.com/thedreamisunending

THEOTOXIN - New Album "Fragment : Totenruhe" via AOP Records - Video Clip

Austrian Black Metallers THEOTOXIN have announced their new full-length album!

"Fragment : Totenruhe" will be released on October 28th 2022 via AOP Records. It was recorded, mixed & mastered at Klangschmiede E studios. Guitars & Bass recorded at Oakpath Audio. Artwork by Jose Gabriel Sabogal/ M.P. Soszynski / SAROS Collective.

A video clip for the song "World, Burn for Us" can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/jsDn18HTNyE

With the intention of creating supreme black metal art, this quintet ascended from the catacombs of Vienna, Austria in 2016 and consists of experienced individuals exclusively. The brand new 2022 album "Fragment : Totenruhe" will be their second strike under the banner of AOP records and a worthy successor to the 2020 album "Fragment : Erhabenheit". Marking a total number of four releases since the founding days, Theotoxin stands for longevity, continuity and ongoing advancement. Theotoxin is a guarantor for intense live performances and delivers an unprecedented show with deep yet aggressive atmosphere. With plenty of live appearances and a tour through Europe accomplished so far, the band is eager to spread their black chants even further.

Theotoxin looks back at a variety of single shows and concerts all over Europe, devastating small clubs and open air stages alike. Furthermore, Theotoxin will conquer new territory along with Archgoat and Whoredom Rife in November and December 2022.

1. World, Burn for Us
2. Catastrophe in Flesh
3. Towards the Chasm
4. Demise of the Gilded Age
5. After Thousands of Years
6. Perennial Lunacy
7. …Of Rapture and Dissolution
8. Totenruhe
9. Frontschwein (Original by Marduk)

https://shop.aoprecords.de +++ https://www.facebook.com/TheotoxinOfficial

FIRTAN - New Single "Labsal" available

German Black Metallers FIRTAN have revealed another track from their upcoming new album.

Check out "Labsal" here: https://youtu.be/B83MRArjZTw

"Marter", FIRTAN's highly anticipated third full-length, will be released on September 30th 2022 via AOP Records on CD and vinyl LP formats.

Since their fortuitous formation in 2010, FIRTAN have been dedicated to a unique strain of extreme metal and have steadily built an enraptured audience across countless shows in their native Germany and abroad. Granted, the band's roots lay in black metal, particularly those pivotal days of the 1990s, but over the course of two acclaimed albums - 2014's "Niedergang" and especially 2018's "Okeanos" - FIRTAN have effortlessly integrated an eclecticism that has become more self-contained and increasingly kaleidoscopic. Now, they arguably deliver their masterwork: "Marter".

Immediately, the trademark FIRTAN sound is felt - riffing that's raging yet gorgeous, atmosphere that's autumnal yet cliche-free, compositions that span epic lengths yet remain judiciously compact - and "Marter" stuns after first listen. However, delve deeper and you'll find that FIRTAN have become more daring in their soundfield, incorporating more acoustics, synths, and strings to flesh out that always-poignant atmosphere. Amazingly, the band never busy up that soundfield; everything sounds rich and robust but in its proper place, every tone resounding endlessly through the soul. That FIRTAN take "Marter" in sometimes diametrically opposed directions - violent vs. restrained, explosive vs. placid, righteously black metal vs. something approaching neoclassical - often all during the course of a song, speaks to the band's masterful approach to songwriting. Some might even liken Marter to "post-black metal," which is okay with them: FIRTAN are simply performing their own interpretation of black metal.

Fittingly, the theme of Marter deals with the isolation of the modern individual who finds himself torn between spiritual hope and existential failure - and FIRTAN vividly paint this panorama in their most dazzling hues yet. And just like its massive predecessor, Marter was recorded at the esteemed studio Klangschmiede E with Markus Stock of The Vision Bleak/Empyrium. Completed by grandiose cover art courtesy of Władysław Podkowiński, Marter is a milestone of the dynamic German black metal scene - and FIRTAN have arrived as reigning kings.

1. Faðir
2. Amor Fati
3. Labsal
4. Lethe
5. Parhelia
6. Odem
7. Menetekel
8. Peraht
9. Medomai (Bonus Track*)

*available on vinyl and CD boxset

https://shop.aoprecords.de +++ https://www.facebook.com/Firtanofficial

TIMOR ET TREMOR - New Album "Realm Of Ashes" via Trollzorn - Details and Lyric Video

After 6 years without release, German Melodic Black Metallers TIMOR ET TREMOR finally return with a new album!

"Realm Of Ashes" will be released on October 28th 2022 via Trollzorn.

TIMOR ET TREMOR’s new material is shaped by a consistent evolution and the addition of new elements, while still carrying the typical characteristics and essential cornerstones of the band’s sound like melodic guitars, varied songwriting and the unmistakable mix of clean and harsh vocals. The renowned Woodshed Studio delivered a clear and massive mix, capturing every detail and enabling an immersive insight into the world of TIMOR ET TREMOR.

"Realm Of Ashes" is the band’s most personal album to date and clearly stands out from its predecessors.

Check out the lyric video for the song "Of Wolf And Sun" to get a first impression: https://youtu.be/JL-9bxKV1bY

1. Mirrors And Smoke
2. Voices From The Coffin
3. A Hundred Days Of Rain
4. King Of The Lost
5. Of Wolf And Sun
6. Catharsis
7. A Crown Of Bones
8. Bearer Of The Accursed Sands

https://www.trollzorn.de +++ https://www.facebook.com/chatticblackmetal

TERAMAZE - New Album "Flight Of The Wounded" in October 2022 - New Video Clip "Gold" revealed

Melbourne, Australia-based progressive metal band TERAMAZE have premiered their latest video for their brand new single "Gold".

You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/uDjmz2jVsBw

The animated video was created by Wayne Joyner who’s worked with bands such as Dream Theater, Alter Bridge or Devin Townsend.

Lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Dean Wells commented on the single by saying: “The song ‘Gold’ was the 1st piece of music we wrote from our latest album ‘Flight of the Wounded’. We actually wrote it shortly after releasing our 7th album ‘I Wonder’, back in 2020. The whole ‘I Wonder’ album dealt with very heavy subject matter, as the world was in chaos and everyone was having to face their own personal demons. I wanted to write something that was positive and hopeful. ‘Gold’ came together very quickly around late 2020… unfortunately it never seemed to fit on any of the other two albums we released in 2021. It really pissed off our drummer Nick cause he loved that song haha! Lucky for us, we write A TONNE of music and had enough material by mid 2022 to release another album (Flight of the Wounded’), that ‘Gold’ happens to fit perfectly on. As usual, fans can expect cool riffs, solos, epic orchestration and vocal hooks that get stuck in your ear. It’s one of my favourite tracks we’ve ever written as a band and I cannot wait to perform this one live!”

TERAMAZE’s 10th studio album "Flight Of The Wounded" will be released on October 6th 2022 via Wells Music.

For pre-order options check: https://teramaze.bandcamp.com/album/flight-of-the-wounded

1. Flight Of The Wounded
2. Gold
3. The Thieves Are Out
4. Until The Lights
5. Ticket To The Next Apocalypse
6. For The Thrill
7. Dangerous Me
8. Battle
9. In The Ruins Of Angels

https://teramaze.com.au +++ https://www.facebook.com/teramaze

KAMPFAR - New Single 'Flammen fra Nord' & Album Pre-Order

Norwegian Black Metallers KAMPFAR have released another new single, entitled "Flammen fra Nord".

You can check out the video clip here: https://youtu.be/0ubGju_wodw ; the track is also available on all streaming platforms: https://orcd.co/flammenfranord

"A horse in the distance, rider atop in lavishly coloured garb, enters the valley. He calls himself a shepherd, a collector for the ones above. Singing to himself in a foreign tongue, the calm melody betrays the fire beneath his words. He is here to save and to be saved; he is the word, and the word is him. 'Flammen fra Nord' tells this story through two voices, a story depicting the alchemic reaction that arises when the one true flame tries to replace nature's ancient fire."

To coincide with the single announcement, the pre-orders for KAMPFAR's upcoming full-length album "Til klovers takt", to be released on November 11th 2022, have been launched: https://shop.indierecordings.no/search?q=til%20klovers%20takt

KAMPFAR is one of the original Norwegian Black Metal acts. Approaching 30 years of existence and having grown to become one of extreme music’s premier live outfits KAMPFAR prevails and continue to be a force to be reckoned with. Releasing key albums that have both dominated and contributed to form the modern black metal scene as we know it today.

Dolk - Vocals
Ole - Guitars
Jon - Bass
Ask Ty - Drums

Artwork: «Village fire at night» by Heinrich Bürkel

https://www.facebook.com/kampfarofficial +++ https://www.facebook.com/indierecordings
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