Chilean Death Metallers PULVERIZED Streaming The Track “Devoción”

Chilean death metal horde Pulverized is coming up with their debut full length via Krucyator Productions in both digital and jewel-case CD editions. The album, aptly titled as “Monuments of Misanthropy”, is slated for worldwide release on October 13, 2018.

“Devoción”, the opening track of the album is currently streaming below.

Chilean cadavers PULVERIZED awoke in the city of Santiago in 2006. They perform death metal with a strong American influence from the early ’90s, without leaving aside the essences of the glorious South American extreme metal scene. Their lyrical themes touch the thoughts about life, death, Christianity and its moral decadence in Western Society. Having two demo releases in their discography, they have already illustrated the sign of miasmic assault, that is uncontrollably fierce and absolutely petrifying.

“Monuments of Misanthropy”, the impending debut album, will lay the cornerstone of a new epoch in the band’s history. Featuring lyrics in both Spanish and English, PULVERIZED deploy unholy feelings in veins throughout the six abominably composed furious songs. In terms of sonic landscape, this album stands in a supreme point where viciousness, profanity and primitiveness are in poise.

This striking debut album will see the worldwide release on October 13, 2018  via KRUCYATOR PRODUCTIONS on Jewel Case CD and digitally.  The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at DM6 Studio by Pablo Clares. Santiago, Chile.

BURNING WITCHES – “Hexenhammer” Cover Artwork Released!

BURNING WITCHES are not only the hottest export from the Alpine Republic, the five piece from Switzerland are also one of the most thrilling newcomers in old school heavy metal spanning the last few years – globally! The new album Hexenhammer will be released on November 9th, via Nuclear Blast Records. 

Today, the band presents the cover artwork for their second studio album. This stunning was visualization created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also created artwork for DESTRUCTION, ANNIHLATOR, GRAVE DIGGER, STRATOVARIUS, TANKARD and many more.

The band states:
“We are very proud to present you our new album cover for HEXENHAMMER. The topic is the Malleus Maleficarum book, that legalized the extermination of the so called ‘Witches’ in the medieval times.   The justification of murder against the weak , is still a sad subject nowadays! So we wanna pay respect and remember – most of the lyrics are dealing with this dark chapter of our history as well. Of course, we also wanted a classic & mystical metal layout that reflects our music perfectly – so it is a great mix!  We hope the fans will enjoy it!“ 

Gyula adds:
“It is not too easy to make a “metal” cover when the main character and focus is an attractive woman. It is much easier to create gory images with monsters or devils for me. But I remembered that my first original cassette was the WARLOCK Triumph and Agony’ album, so I felt very motivated to incorporate both of those aspects: some black magic & some beautiful ladies! I got some instructions and a sketch from the band – so I painted the witch and the altar first as a main focus and everybody loved the character and the feeling of the image. When I added the ghost images of the girls, it all aligned into a dark magic artwork with beautiful ladies.“

The track list of Hexenhammer
01. The Witch Circle
02. Executed
03. Lords Of War
04. Open Your Mind
05. Don‘t Cry My Tears
06. Maiden Of Steel
07. Dungeon Of Infamy
08. Dead Ender
09. Hexenhammer
10. Possession
11. Maneater
12. Holy Diver
Bonus:
13. Self Sacrifice
14. Don‘t Cry My Tears (acoustic)

Check out the first trailer of the new album, get a look behind the scenes of the album recording process and listen to a teaser for their unrelenting first single “Executed”, which will be released on August 31st.

The forthcoming record was produced in the Little Creek Studio by the same team as its predecessor:V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAINDESTRUCTIONNERVOSAPÄNZER) and DESTRUCTION legend Schmier, who helped and advised as a close friend of the band. The result is a truly brilliant heavy metal album, which will take away the breath of headbangers worldwide, and of course make people bang their heads!

San Jose CA-Based Death-Grind Vandals ALTARS Unleash Bludgeoning Debut 7″ EP

Sentient Ruin is honored to announce the debut 7″ release by San Jose CA-based ALTARS, along with Dawnbreed Records handling the release for the EU market.

On this debut demo/EP 7″ mysterious San Jose CA-based aural terrorists ALTARS spew forth a firestorm of bludgeoning grinding death metal terror which effortlessly succeeds in completely and gruesomely dismantling the listener in under ten minutes. With guitars as thick as concrete, atmospheres of utmost hatred, and a steamrolling rhythm section, Altars bring to mind the glory and hostile supremacy of historic UK death-grind like Benediction, early Carcass and Bolt Thrower while also vomiting on the listener a barrage of utter malignancy and of dark and twisted atmospheres akin to those of bands like Pseudogod and Lvcifyre.

States the band: “This 7” is the product of four friends who love old school death metal. Taking inspiration from Autopsy, Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower, and combining it with the straightforward, no frills delivery of Napalm death and other Grindcore, this is our offering to the altar.”

Tracklist:
1. Unholy Retribution
2. Conqueror
3. Ancient Plague
4. Black Magic

Decibel Magazine and Metal Injection have premiered two tracks from the release stating that this 7″ is “bludgeoning death metal terror” and “raw, unfiltered death metal that is unaware of trends.

CULTURAL WARFARE Streaming New Song “Warmageddon”

The Oakland-based thrash quintet CULTURAL WARFARE has unveiled the title track of their debut full-length album, “Warmageddon,” due Sept. 14 via M-Theory Audio. A lyric video, created by LVMP, can be seen below.

Explains vocalist Jacques Serrano, “’Warmageddon’ is loosely related to the song ‘Future Kill’ off our debut EP. It is a continuation of the demise of human religions, beliefs and overall way of life. Warmageddon is when the Blood Machines begin their brutal takeover of all humanity, erasing all symbols of the humans way of life. The world is being overwhelmed with technology and machines to where they treat the human race as cattle. Life as we knew it is over, and now humans must hide and hopefully prepare for a rebellion, but it is a time when it seems all that are left are the meek.”
CULTURAL WARFARE has announced several West Coast performances to celebrate the release of “Warmageddon,” including a pair of shows alongside Exmortus and Hatchet. A complete list of their upcoming shows appears below.
The Bay Area has a legacy for great music throughout the decades, and the influence of the region’s thrash metal bands on the international scene is unparalleled. With their unique combination of traditional metal and aggressive, melodic thrash, CULTURAL WARFARE furthers the area’s legacy and proves that thrash is undoubtedly alive and well.

CULTURAL WARFARE live:
8/18 Ukiah, CA – Redwood Metalfest
9/8 Toot’s Tavern – Crockett, CA
9/29 Spancky’s – Cotati, CA
9/30 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA w/ Exmortus, Hatchet

 

“Invasion” From American Grindcore Icons TERRORIZER

Streaming below is “Invasion” from American grindcore legends TERRORIZER. The tune comes by way of the band’s long-anticipated new full-length, Caustic Attack, set for release via The End Records October 12th. The band’s first studio offering in six years was produced by Jason Suecof (Deicide, All That Remains, Kataklysm, Battlecross) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and features the apocalyptic cover art of Timbul Cahyono (Rotting Corpse, Pyrexia).
Issues guitarist Lee Harrison of the track, “We are proud to finally unveil the new track from Caustic Attack. We made sure this album is unrelenting and ‘Invasion’ is a good start on the journey. This album is a punisher so be warned. A short and fast blasting dose of Pete Sandoval in his element. We look forward to playing this one live.”
 
Adds Decibel, “Led by original drummer Pete Sandoval, new song ‘Invasion’ is two minutes of blasting without pause for respite.”
TERRORIZER’s Caustic Attack will see release on CD, LP, and digital formats. .

Caustic Attack Track Listing:
1. Turbulence
2. Invasion
3. Conflict And Despair
4. Devastate
5. Crisis
6. Infiltration
7. The Downtrodden
8. Trench Of Corruption
9. Sharp Knives
10. Failed Assassin
11. Caustic Attack
12. Poison Gas Tsunami
13. Terror Cycles
14. Wasteland

THE ODIOUS CONSTRUCT: To Release Shrine of the Obscene EP on October 12th

Active since 2015, Sacremento, California-based progressive melodic death metal outfit The Odious Construct are a young band relatively speaking. Yet in their brief existence, they’ve moved at blinding speeds to continually refine their craft live and in the studio in order to reach the next level. After hashing out two single song demos in 2015, the band quickly released their well-received self-titled EP in July of 2016. 2016’s “The Odious Construct” was additionally praised by outlets such as Dead Rhetoric who called it “Straight-forward death metal with enough technical zest and melodic underpinnings to keep it interesting.”

Now in 2018, The Odious Construct have evolved as musicians and songwriters and are primed to release their strongest music to date on Shrine of the Obscene. Recently signed to The Artisan Era, Shrine of the Obscene will be The Odious Construct’s first effort on the label and is set for release on Friday, October 12th through The Artisan Era.

Throughout the five swift and deadly songs on Shrine of the Obscene, The Odious Construct carves out a path beyond the typical “complex for complexities sake” approach with a focus built upon catchy guitar melodies, straightforward brutality, and enhanced by orchestral flair to ensure the songs remain stuck in your head. The Odious Construct – Shrine of the Obscene will strongly appeal to fans of groups such as Alterbeast, The Black Dahlia Murder, Irreversible Mechanism, Virvum, and The Faceless.

“This upcoming EP is a progression from the previous self-titled EP.  While still melodic, there is more speed and technicality involved, and there is more experimentation with orchestra instruments. Thematically, the writing is still dark. The lyrics revolve around psychological disorders, horror, suicide, etc. The goal of this EP was to include more dynamics musically and more diverse instrumentation. We are still a melodic death metal band but we are incorporating more modern elements to the music stylistically.”

OC Punks WANK Returning with New Music for First Time in 20 Years

Orange County’s own WANK returns with founding members Bobby Amodeo, Spider, Danny Walker, and new addition of Higgins X-13 (formerly of The Offspring). The band plans to release their new album ‘White Knuckle Ride’ later this year.

On WANK’s return and new record, frontman Bobby Amodeo comments, “WANK is stoked to be back making music. It’s been 20 years since our Maverick Records release, and we’ve spent the last year producing our new album, ‘White Knuckle Ride.’ Song by song, our record stands up – You’ll hear PRD, reggae skank, melodic hooks, and pop harmonies. WANK is rock-ready, and we look forward to destroying a stage near you very soon. Check us out!”

Watch for album release details, a new single and accompanying music video to debut shortly.

In the meantime check out their latest track “Shut You Down” below.