Archive for April, 2012

KRAANIUM To Release Post Mortal Coital Fixation On May 22nd Via Comatose Music

Posted in News on 29th April 2012 by markssonofjorvik

Norse extremists KRAANIUM are set to release their third full-length of gore-drenched and perverse brutal death, Post Mortal Coital Fixation on May 22nd via Comatose Music. The album was recorded by Hannes Nystèn at Sweden’s Vomitation Studios and mastered Colin Davis of Imperial Mastering. The band has posted a teaser video at this location

1. Post Mortal Fixation
2. Stillborn Necrotic Fuck Feast
3. Bursting Rectal Sores
4. Compulsive Mutilation Disorder
5. Slurping the Vaginal Pus
6. Crack Whore Pounding
7. Coprophagial Asphyxiation
8. Slammed Kranial Remains
9. Sculptures of Perverse Suffering
10. Baptized in Boiling Sewage
11. Orgy of Cannibalistic Fornication
12. Entrails Full of Vermin (Abominable Putridity cover)

In support of Post Mortal Coital Fixation, KRAANIUM will join Comatose Music labelmates Atrocious Abnormality and Coathanger Abortion for the ComaTour 2012 this June.

06/08/12 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero 06/09/12 Charleston, SC @ Oasis Bar and Grill 06/10/12 Chattanooga, TN @ Ziggy’s 06/11/12 Shreveport, LA @ The Tiki Bar 06/12/12 Dallas, TX @ The Boiler Room 06/13/12 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Black Hole 06/14/12 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launch Pad 06/15/12 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room 06/16/12 Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon (Las Vegas Deathfest) 06/18/12 Pueblo, CO @ Phil’s Radiator 06/19/12 Manhattan, KS @ Johnny Kaws 06/20/12 Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail 06/21/12 Lansing, MI @ Blackened Moon Concert Hall 06/22/12 Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Tiger Room 06/23/12 Milwaukee, WI @ The Blue Pig Bar

Kraanium  is a five piece brutal slamming death metal band hails from the cold  north of Norway, home of the Vikings. Their goal, much like their  ancestors, is total world domination delivered with merciless skull  crushing barbarity that will rape your ears, leave you bleeding on the  ground and left for dead. You have been warned!
Martin Funderud – Voacals Vidar Ermesjø – Guitar Mats Funderud – Guitar Ian Slemming – Bass Mitch Rider – Drums

DEADBORN’s Mayhem Maniac Machine Out Today on Apostasy Records

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th April 2012 by markssonofjorvik

On this 20th day of April 2012 Germany’s Apostasy Records have dropped a bomb called Mayhem Maniac Machine from tech-death unit DEADBORN. With a slightly rougher and thicker  production compared to 2007’s acclaimed Stigma Eternal, the nine songs  feature intelligent arrangements that alternate between blast attacks  and driving rhythms, combined with brilliant melodies and groovy  elements. The album was engineered, mixed and mastered with producer  Christoph Brandes at Iguana Studios (Necrophagist, Dead Eyed Sleeper,  etc). The songwriting and production match the best tech-death of the  90s with the modern sounds of today. Put simply, Mayhem Maniac Metal is  DEADBORN’s masterpiece.

DEADBORN  has just been confirmed to take part in the German edition of 2012’s  EXTREMEFEST, which runs July 5th – 7th in Hunxe, Germany. DEADBORN will  appear alongside the likes of CANNIBAL CORPSE, EXODUS, ORIGIN, NASUM,  SUFFOCATION and many more. For details visit
“Deadborn has crafted a worthy death metal release that you all should own. They  don’t re-invent the wheel; but instead portray a true understanding of  the genre and knew how to craft their music accordingly. Treat your ears  to some properly crafted technical death metal!” – Axis of Metal
“Head spinning and entertainingly violent.” – From the Dust Returned
“Consisting  of nine muscular deliberately combative tracks the album is a deeply  satisfying varied and abusive tower of steel. Unrelenting with brutality  and direct sonic manipulations Mayhem Maniac Machine hits every one of the senses with an unerring bullseye.” – RingMaster Review
“This band repeatedly blew me away with each song.  I will have this album until I DIE, it is that good.”- Metal Blast (5/5)
“A  varied and sometimes even catchy, yet highly technical and brutal  album, Mayhem Maniac Machine is probably the strongest death metal album  of the year so far.” –  EMP, Germany
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DEADBORN’s debut EP Decades Of Decapitation (Self-released, 2004 / Sylphony Creations, 2005) pounded relentlessly  on its way through the death metal underground, receiving critical  praise from the press, which led to a steadily growing fan base. Their  first full length Stigma Eternal (2007,  Massacre Records) was hailed by press and fans as well. European tours  with Disbelief and Graveworm in 2007 and with Hate Eternal, and Cephalic  Carnage in 2008, as well a tour with Dying Fetus and several festival  shows and headliner concerts, blasted the band to new heights in the  Death Metal scene.
Vocals: Mario Petrovic
Guitars: Jo Morath
Guitars: Kevin Olasz
Drums: Slavek Foltyn
*Session Bass: Christian Neumann (Jack Slater)

Abhordium – When Depravity Incarnates

Posted in CD, Metal on 28th April 2012 by izaforestspirit

Band: Abhordium
Album: When Depravity Incarnates
Release date: June 2011 (Finland), January 2012 (Worldwide)
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Inverse Records

‘When Depravity Incarnates’ is the debut album from the Finnish death metal band Abhordium. It was originally self-released just in Finland back in 2011, now it’s finally available worldwide via Inverse Records.

After the initial slow ambient-style intro, ‘Cursed Phenomenon’ reveals the band’s true nature as a brutal death metal act. From here onwards all the tracks feature the stereotypical growls, Morbid Angel / Deicide / (insert orthodox death metal band name here) -esque drum patterns and guitar riffs. Having said that, it’s not necessarily a bad thing.

In fact the only problem with this album is that there’s not much distinction between the songs. It’s down to the miniscule details such as the semi-progressive death metal intro to ‘Depravity & Withering’ or the drums and random gurgling noise in the intro to ‘Dormant Mind’ which enable you to tell the tracks apart. There’s also the occasional attempt at other vocal styles like the black metal -esque shrieks which pierce their way through tracks such as ‘Chaos Mantra’ and ‘Like The Ruins Betokeneth’.

3/5 – Solid-sounding death metal but nothing groundbreaking.

Iza Raittila

Legendary US-Metallers OMEN with new album “Hammer Damage”, out in June 29

Posted in News on 28th April 2012 by markssonofjorvik

“Hammer Damage” is the title of the new album of  the US-Metal legend OMEN. It will be released via Pure Steel  Records worldwide on 29. june.

The album was supposed be released by the end of april,  but the studio of the band’s mastermind Kenny Powell was damaged by a  tornado
Kenny: “First off I hate to be an excuse maker, but I have had a little  problem with the studio, I have been putting off a new roof on my house until  the record was finished, after several days of heavy rain, the studio was  flooded and the roof collapsed in. It took me several days to patch things up and clean up all of the  equipment, thankfully nothing was damaged.”

EPHEL DUATH announces release dates for new EP

Posted in News on 28th April 2012 by markssonofjorvik

On Death and Cosmos is the title chosen by Avantgarde Metal band EPHEL DUATH for their upcoming EP being released through Agonia Records.

Release dates have been set as June 21 in Europe and August 14th in the United States.

On Death and Cosmos is a 20 minute mini concept EP that develops through three songs: Black Prism, Raqia and Stardust Rain, creating some of the most intense and mournful music EPHEL DUATH has ever offered.

The main lyrics line is about death and abandonment, loss and self- transforming will: a dive into the darkness, that can reveal a new birth in light.

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ATHEL Signs With Mortal Music For The Release of Open Your Eyes to Society: Tour Dates Announced

Posted in News with tags , , , on 28th April 2012 by markssonofjorvik

Windy City alt-rock trio ATHEL has hooked up with Mortal Music for the release of their full-length debut album, entitled Open Your Eyes to Society. The album, which was mastered by CKY’s Chad Ginsburg, is scheduled for release on May 8th of this year and the band has a string of tour dates booked in support of its release.
For a taste of things to come, ATHEL has posted the track “Radio” online at this location and is putting the finishing touches on a music video for the song “These Are The Times,” which will debut later this Spring. Details on the video and more to come.

ATHEL On Tour:
May 12 @ The Game Emporium – La Porte, IN May 13 @ Al’s Bar 601 – Lexington, KY May 15 @ The Nick – Birmingham, AL May 16 @ The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL May 18 @ Neptunes Lounge – Tarpon Springs, FL May 20 @ The Local 662 – St Petersburg, FL May 23 @ The Money – Rock Hill, SC May 24 @ Live Bar – Simpson, NC May 25 @ Live Bar – Simpson, NC Jun 02 @ Miramar Theater – Milwaukee, WI Jun 07 @ Beale Street Tavern – Austin, TX

The work you put into a band can often outweigh the benefits and rewards of the work itself but when all else fails there are always the few strong bands that pull through and end staying the course. Such is true of Chicago’s power rock trio  Athel. The band continues to meet that standard and raise the bar. The group is comprised of singer and guitarist Justin
King, bass player Comron Fouladi, and drummer Christian Navarro. With the release of two eps, coast to coast self booked tours, sold out hometown crowds, and a work ethic like no other,  Athel continues to show their unmatched level of commitment and poise within this dog eat dog music business.  “In 2011 we stayed on the road for a total of 310 out of 365 days driving from town to town to town and playing for anyone who would listen to us” states bassist Comron. “We lived off McDonalds and sleeping in a car for a year to promote this band.”
Returning to the midwest after this grueling schedule and the release of two EP’s entitled Open Your Eyes and To Society respectively  , Athel soon began rehearsals and recording sessions for their upcoming LP. Their hard work and self promotion caught the eye of industry veteran and SOiL bassist Tim King.  Tim and his label partner Rob Such quickly signed the band to their co-owned label Mortal Music, distributed worldwide by MVD Distribution  “I’ve been in this business a long time” states Tim  “It is very rare to see a band with such passion and self motivated determination. I knew we had to give them a shot and bring them to the next level.”
The band finished recording their debut full length album titled Open Your Eyes to Societyin January 2012 and prepare for its May 8, 2012 worldwide release. Songs like the opening track “Radio” have become a new stamp of the bands sound. The song delves into the uncharted territory of the common person’s mind. It has a strong hook and melody line that begs the question of the afterlife’s mysteries. “I had a dream that I died and went to heaven and the melody I heard in the dream stuck with me until I woke up,” Justin says.  “It was so interesting and had a feeling to it that I hadn’t heard before so what you hear essentially is the song from my dream.”
The group is planning it’s biggest statement to date with the release of Open Your Eyes to Society. It promises to be the strongest piece of music the band has ever written. Having Chad Ginsburg of popular rock band CKY master the tracks was the final finishing touch the record needed. Athel will continue to tour constantly in support of the new album and build upon the strong foundation they have already built  with music consisting of a better message and an inspired tomorrow.

Roadrunner Europe Division Set To Close Its Doors!

Posted in News with tags , on 26th April 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Logo of Roadrunner Records

For the past several hours, the internet has been rife with rumours of Roadrunner Records shutting down. Sadly, the rumours are true. We received the confirmation from Roadrunner only moments ago via e-mail and Roadrunner Records publicist , Kirsten Sprinks confirmed via her Twitter account (@hellinhighheels) that Roadrunner Records will be closing its European Offices and unfortunately, all employees of RR’s European offices will be out of a job. This is indeed a sad day for the metal scene.

We will be publishing any further news or information on this. We wish the best for all Europe-based employees of Roadrunner in their future endeavours.

RIP Roadrunner Records Europe.