ROTTING CHRIST Release Second New Track, “Heaven and Hell and Fire”

Greek metal trailblazers ROTTING CHRIST have unveiled a video for the new song “Heaven and Hell and Fire“. “Heaven and Hell and Fire” is the second track from their new album ‘The Heretics’(coming Feb. 15, 2019) and the video is available now streaming below.

‘The Heretics’ was recorded by ROTTING CHRIST guitarist George Emmanuel at his studio Pentagram and mixed by Jens Borgen (AMON AMARTH, AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY, and more). Pre-orders for ‘The Heretics’ on limited deluxe CD Box, jewel case CD, limited LP and more are available HERE.
Regarding the track, ROTTING CHRIST founder and front-man Sakis Tolis comments, “We’re pleased to present to you the second track from our upcoming album ‘The Heretics‘. The song “Heaven and Hell and Fire”, is another chronicle of heresy and is influenced by John Milton’s saying: “The mind is universe and can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
The artwork for ‘The Heretics‘, illustrated by Greek artist Maximos Manolis, and track list can also be seen below.

CANDLEMASS Release New Track “The Omega Circle”

CANDLEMASS have come full circle: their first singer Johan Langquist (who left the band after singing on the legendary 1986 debut Epicus Doomicus Metallicus) has returned!  They are set to release their 12th full length album The Door to Doom February 22nd via Napalm Records.
CANDLEMASS have dropped the first song from the album entitled “The Omega Circle.”  Listen to it below.
The Door To Doom unsurprisingly follows the plot line mastermind, songwriter and bass player Leif Edling established in the past years: epic world class doom metal that relies on slow mammoth riffing. With Johan Langquist`s highly dramatic vocal style and the love for details, the band made this album to the next “Epicus”. This masterpiece is rounded off by a beautiful guest appearance by none other than Black Sabbath`s Tony Iommi
on ‘Astorolus – The Great Octopus.’
The Door to Doom Tracklisting:
1. Splendor Demon Majesty
2. Under The Ocean
3. Astorolus – the Great Octopus
4. Bridge Of The Blind
5. Death´s Wheel
6. Black Trinity
7. House Of Doom
8. The Omega CircleCandlemass are:
Leif Edling: Bass
Mats “Mappe” Björkman: Guitars
Jan Lindh: Drums
Lars “Lasse” Johansson: Guitars
Johan Langquist: Vocals

OVERKILL Unveil First Single “Last Man Standing”

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will unleash their 19th studio record, The Wings Of War, on February 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band released their first single “Last Man Standing”. Check out the lyric video below.
Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth comments, “The time has come, for a first taste, ‘Last Man Standing‘.  This cut got the unanimous nod to open The Wings of War, all they way back to the first demos in March, so much so, it was mock titled OPENER up until the recording.  Sometimes everyone is on the same page, wtf!.  So dig into some old school thrash, with a side order of Jersey made, head-banging.”

The Wings Of War will be available for purchase in the following formats:

  • CD Digipak
  • CD Digi + T-Shirt + Poster Bundle
  • Green Cassette
  • Grey Vinyl (limited to 1,500)
  • Green with Yellow Splatter vinyl (limited to 500)

Pre-order The Wings Of War now digitally and receive “Last Man Standing” instantly or stream the song here.

The Wings Of War was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in New Jersey, SKH Studio in Florida and Jrod Productions with engineering handled by DD and Dave. The album was produced by the band while Chris “Zeuss” Harris.handled the mixing and mastering. Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, SOILWORK, DEATH…) was once again enlisted to create the artwork for the album.

Below is the track listing for The Wings Of War
1              Last Man Standing
2              Believe In The Fight
3              Head Of A Pin
4              Bat Shit Crazy
5              Distortion
6              A Mother’s Prayer
7              Welcome To The Garden State
8              Where Few Dare To Walk
9              Out On The Road-Kill
10           Hole In My Soul

Mark Morton Announces Collaborative Project + “Anesthetic” Out In March

Mark Morton, the prolific guitarist of Lamb of God, has announced a new project that sees him further explore his creative drive for writing and collaboration. Continue reading “Mark Morton Announces Collaborative Project + “Anesthetic” Out In March”

CRACK HOUSE to release “Smoke Crack In Hell” 7-Inch

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are set to release the new, limited edition 7-inch from Killadelphia’s own CRACK HOUSE entitled Smoke Crack In Hell December 31st. This limited edition vinyl press is available on three color variants limited to 100 copies each: Crack Rock Clear vinyl, Piss Yellow vinyl and Violently Assault Violent vinyl. Below is the official description:

The Crack Is Back! CRACK HOUSE make their epic drug-induced return to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions with the brand new 7-Inch EP Smoke Crack In Hell! Killadelphia’s CRACK HOUSE present their strongest material to date, showcasing brand new tracks of signature crack and roll… a vicious four piece, duel vocal, Thrash Grind assault that is dirty, abrasive and fucking relentless. 
 
Listen to the  track “Smoke Crack In Hell” below.
Smoke Crack In Hell marks the band’s first release ever on vinyl, recorded and engineered by Dan Kishbaugh at Panther Pro Audio. This release features incredible artwork by Tony Champ and is pressed on three limited edition variants:
Crack Rock Clear vinyl (Limited To 100 Copies)
Piss Yellow vinyl (Limited To 100 Copies)
Violently Assaulted Violet vinyl (Limited To 100 Copies)
TRACK LISTING:

1. The House That Crack Built
2. Slut Maker
3. The Crack Is Back
4. Smoke Crack In Hell
A metal overdose for fans of Abscess, Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza, Call The Paramedics, Dwarves, Eat The Turnbuckle, The Exploited, GG Allin, Impetigo, Javelina, Midnight, Nekrofilth, Pungent Stench, Repulsion, Rigor Mortis and Zeke.

Metal Assault Management signs LA Occult Psychedelic Rock group OLD BLOOD

Metal Assault Management is excited to team up with one of Los Angeles’ most stunning, spellbinding bands, occult psychedelic rock quintet OLD BLOOD!

Following the success of their 2016 self-titled debut full-length which received unanimous praise and was described by Rolling Stone as “Amy Winehouse jamming with Kyuss at a desert LSD party”, Old Blood has signed to Wright Records / Sony Music Entertainment / The Orchard and released their new single, “Enjoy. The Devil”, with a stellar music video to boot.

Two-Song Split From West Coast Death Bringers SCOLEX and MORTUOUS Streaming.

Bandcamp is currently streaming the scorching two-song split between the death bringers  Oakland’s SCOLEX and San Jose’s MORTUOUS. Set to drop via the newly-launched Carbonized Records, spearheaded by MORTUOUS drummer Chad Gailey (Necrot), the limited two-song offering saw a official release on October 31st.
SCOLEX‘s riotous ode was recorded by Salvador Raya and Greg Wilkinson (Vastum, Noothgrush, Autopsy) at Earhammer Studios in 2012 and 2017 and mixed by Wilkinson in October 2017. MORTUOUS‘ bruiser was also recorded and mixed by Wilkinson at Earhammer in March 2018. The release was mastered by Dan Randall (Ghoul, Fucked Up) at Mammoth Sound Mastering in May 2018 and comes swathed in the grisly art of Sebastian Mazuera.
Issues the esteemed website of the release, “The riffs drip with slime, the vocals seem to spew from their throats. It’s only fitting the two projects come together to turn someone’s personal space into festering horror. Both bands emphasize quality over quantity in their years. Combined, the two projects have three demos and a full-length. Still, each composition is death metal done in a most sinister way. Of course, that same craft shines on their new split. Each band brings a vicious song in a fusion of some of the genre’s sickest minds.”
SCOLEX was formed in Oakland, California in 2010 by drummer/vocalist Justin Green (Extraction, ex-Population Reduction, ex-Ghoul) and bassist/vocalist Erika Osterhout (Necrosic, Trepanation, ex-Extremity, ex-Lycus). Handling guitar duties themselves with occasional guest appearances from Danny Coralles of Autopsy, the duo recorded four tracks of doomy, punk-influenced death metal in late 2011, and released “Torn From Beyond” as a twelve-inch mini-LP on Osterhout’s own label, Lunar Tomb Records.
MORTUOUS was forged in San Jose, California in 2009 from the ashes of guitarist Colin Tarvin’s previous project Funerealm. Tarvin began writing music in the vein of Incantation, Autopsy, and Viogression with lyrics centered heavily on philosophical views on death and anti-technological themes.