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Carnifex stream new album Die Without Hope on Youtube

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 27th February 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

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San Diego’s deathcore behemoths Carnifex are now streaming their new album,Die Without Hope, on YouTube. The album is set for release on 7th March. The album can be listened to at this location.

Die Without Hope was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and produced by the esteemed Mark Lewis (Arsis, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, DevilDriver, Deicide, Six Feet Under). Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator Godmachine. The recording also marks the introduction of new lead guitarist and longtime friend of the band, Jordan Lockrey.

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Carnifex reveal album details

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 18th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Deathcore behemoths Carnifex are pleased to announce the release of their Nuclear Blast debut album on 10th March 2014. The new album, entitled Die Without Hope, was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and produced by the esteemed Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Devildriver, Deicide, Six Feet Under). The album artwork was created by the renowned artist and longtime collaborator Godmachine. Vocalist Scott Lewis comments:

Carnifex and Godmachine have been working together for many years, To be able to bring his art to the cover of this album is truly when all the pieces fell into place. The artwork here represents the tone and overall blackened feeling Die Without Hope captures.

Die Without Hope will deliver 10 tracks and over 35 minutes of crushing deathcore. Lewis states:

Die Without Hope is Carnifex at our very best. This is an album over two years in the making. We pushed ourselves every step of the process to include new elements never before heard on any previous Carnifex album.

Die Without Hope track listing:

01. Salvation Is Dead
02. Dark Days
03. Condemned To Decay
04. Die Without Hope
05. Hatred And Slaughter
06. Dragged Into The Grave
07. Rotten Souls
08. Last Words
09. Reflection Of The Forgotten
10. Where The Light Dies

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Deicide post “In The Minds Of Evil” track on YouTube

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 4th October 2013 by Pieni

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Deicide have released on YouTube the title-track of their upcoming album, “In The Minds Of Evil”. The album will be out on November 25th via Century Media Records (more details here).

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Deicide announce release date for new album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 26th September 2013 by Pieni

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The release date for Deicide‘s 11th studio album “In The Minds Of Evil” has been set for November 25th. Produced by Jason Suecoff and using Simon Cowell‘s painting “Power Of The Mind” as cover , it gives you eleven new tracks of what frontman Glen Benton claims to be “like King Kong taking a shit on a daisy”.

1. In The Minds Of Evil
2. Thou Begone
3. Godkill
4. Beyond Salvation
5. Misery Of One
6. Between The Flesh And The Void
7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
8. Trample The Cross
9. Fallen To Silence
10. Kill The Light Of Christ
11. End The Wrath Of God

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Autopsy – The Headless Ritual

Posted in Review with tags , , , , on 4th September 2013 by Contra Mundi

The Headless Ritual
Released 28th June 2013
Death Metal
Released via Peaceville

Autopsy have always been a band that have been held in high regard by metal fans. Even when they had their ten year hiatus from extreme music, they left a gap hardly anyone felt comfortable filling, so when they returned with the triumphant Macabre Eternal; an album that was filled with malice, hate and quiet confidence, I was uncertain if Autopsy would be able to delve even deeper into their bloodthirsty souls and emerge triumphant once more.

 The Headless Ritual is something of a treasure. It is far more of a slow burner than Macabre Eternal which was filled with sludgy, punishing riffs and songs such as ‘Sadistic Gratification’ that you endure rather than listen to as you feel dirty and violated to hear a woman pleading for her life to manic screeches of laughter. The Headless Ritual is, as one of my friends put it, essentially an alternate soundtrack to a 70’s Zombies B movie. It reeks of horror, disgust and filth and though you should walk away, you are seduced by the grimy guitar tones and the rasping vocals of Chris Reifert. He sounds like he has the flu, but that only adds to the terror of the album and the entire impression that it is wholeheartedly unclean.

The first track ‘Slaughter at beast house’ is like being out through a meat grinder. It churns away in true Autopsy style with odd, but solid guitar harmonies, thrash drums and sickening vocal lines. It has a number of breakdowns that add to the malice of the track and hint more at funeral doom than visceral carnage, but it all works. It is exactly what you expect from a band as seasoned as Autopsy, but their trick is that they haven’t stopped trying to find new ways to ravage their listeners. They never re-tread old ground, much like Deicide, who have addressed the same topics throughout their career, but never repeated themselves.

Another stand out track that effectively makes the skin crawl is ‘Coffin Crawlers’. It sent chills through me when I first listened to it. The riff is the image of panic in a horror movie and as the solitary guitar is joined by other guitars in the perplexing harmonies that Autopsy are notorious for, the tension rises until you can’t bear it any longer and the rest of the track trundles along further into jeopardy and satisfaction.  Chris Reifert outdoes himself in terms of vocal performances and is startling with his screams and choked groans. The beauty of this song and overall the album is that there is so much going on. Aside from those lurching guitar harmonies and jarring solos, there is a solid base of chuggy riffs, impressive drum patterns and enthusiasm which carries the songs forward. It is far more sinister, and sounds like Macabre Eternal’s older, more dangerous sibling.

When Hammer meets bone’ is another fine example of the Autopsy formula with thrashy, technical drums, gasping, choked vocals and guitar harmonies that sing out over the rest of the deluge. The single ringing guitar notes just halfway through the track sound bizarre, but they work, which I think is a big contributor to Autopsy’s enduring status. Chris growls and hisses throughout the track and it makes your hair stand up on end as the guitars descend once again into the domain of horror-soaked sludgy doom and make the listening experience a harrowing one.

The concluding album track ‘The Headless Ritual’ is an instrumental and displays the individual musicians in Autopsy as artists within their own rights. They function exceedingly well as a unit and that is why they can get away with grating harmonies and odd time signatures because they function together so well and this great album is a tribute to that discipline.

Ultimately, the album is a solid creation of sickness and sinister goings on and excels in everything that Autopsy have brought to the genre of death metal. The technicality of their work is as always brilliant, as is their ingenuity at experimenting with guitar harmonies, vocal patterns and drum accents to create something that should give you a headache with its surrealism, but beneath all the madness is something of an enduring classic. It is an album which will satisfy the most loyal of Autopsy fans, as well as appealing to fans perhaps only just discovering the genre with its raw subject matter, technical musicianship and variety of genre.


Alex Cook

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New Deicide coming this autumn

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Legendary death metal band Deicide are set to release their new album In The Minds Of Evil this coming autumn via Century Media. The album is the eleventh studio album in the band’s illustrious career that spans more than two and a half decades. The album is being produced by Jason Suecoff (All That RemainsTriviumDeath AngelBattlecross).

The complete track listing is as follows:

  • 1. In The Minds Of Evil
  • 2. Thou Begone
  • 3. Godkill
  • 4. Beyond Salvation
  • 5. Misery Of One
  • 6. Between The Flesh And The Void
  • 7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
  • 8. Trample The Cross
  • 9.  Fallen To Silence
  • 10. Kill The Light Of Christ
  • 11. End The Wrath Of God

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Acheron ink deal with Listenable Records

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 12th October 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Listenable Records are delighted to announce the signing of long revered genuinely evil death metal legendary act Acheron!

The infamous underground legends have been a cult band for over two decades and have released a number of recordings throughout their existence. Band founder and frontman Vincent Crowley commented on the band’s signing by saying : “Archeron has been a thriving entity for many years now. We never got a proper push from any of our past labels to get to the next level. The band has received a lot of interest within the last year. When Listenable Records talked with me about signing Archeron, I was indeed interested. The reason being is that he was a fan of Archeron a long time ago. He believes in our music and wants to finally give Archeron the push we deserve. We are not just a band, we’re a fucking diabolic War Machine!

The new album Kult Des Hasses is scheduled for a Spring 2013 release.


For over two decades Archeron has been unleashing their blend of blackened deathened thrash-doom metal to the metal community. When bands like Morbid Angel and Deicide were getting pushed by their big record labels, Archeron was in the shadows on smaller labels relying almost solely on the underground support of their fans. As time passed on this would take the band to a somewhat legendary cult status. In plain words, if you didn’t know who Archeron was or at least heard of them you were not truly underground! Band founder Vincent Crowley (Formerly: The Reverend) formed the band in 1988, after he left the Tampa, Florida-based group Nocturnus.

Crowley lived in a variety of places and worked with a number of different musicians to release 5 full-length albums, 2 mini-albums as well as a lot of other various material. The band became somewhat infamous with their link to real Satanic groups and their outrageous anti-religious antics. Unfortunately, many people let their blasphemous image over-shadow their music and many critics loved to bash the band just because of their beliefs. But Archeron prevailed and still moved on with the support of their loyal fans.

Archeron presently working to release their next planned album Kult Des Hasses. There is still a lot of wind left in the band’s sails and Hell will indeed be released again! The underground is much more than just another scene, it is a fierce group of warriors fighting to keep the metal flag held high!

“We are Legion, we are few, but we are many! Support Archeron, for they will never turn their backs on you!”