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Energumen – Void Spiritualism 7″ Vinyl Release Date Set

Energumen – Void Spiritualism 7″ Vinyl Release Date Set

    Once again, Blood Harvest unveils a promising new death metal cult: Switzerland’s Energumen and their debut release, Void Spiritualism. Across three throbbing, ultra-violent tracks, Energumen drive deep into the proto-bestial sounds of ancient South America as well as forefathers like Blasphemy and Beherit. What results is a concise yet sometimes-sprawling 7″ EP that surgesRead more …

Organ Fanzine Issue 1, The Elite Splatter Junkies Digest, Out Now

Organ Fanzine Issue 1, The Elite Splatter Junkies Digest, Out Now

  At long last, Hells Headbangers Records is proud to release the first issue of Organ fanzine. Available in a 120-page, perfect-bound book, Organ was hand-drawn and written in an old-school cut ‘n’ paste style by celebrated underground artist Putrid, who’s done artwork for Autopsy, Impetigo, Hooded Menace, and Acid Witch among many others. Check outRead more …

Embalmer – There was Blood Everywhere 12″ Re-press, with Rotting Remains Demo

Embalmer – There was Blood Everywhere 12″ Re-press, with Rotting Remains Demo

  Considered by many to be one of the most cult releases in the storied Relapse catalogue, the Embalmer classic, There Was Blood Everywhere, is finding a well-earned 12″ vinyl release courtesy of long-time fans Hells Headbangers Records.   Originally released on 7″ in 1995, There Was Blood Everywhere came at a juncture where death metal’s fascination with goreRead more …

Bölzer – Soma EP (Review)

Bölzer – Soma EP (Review)

  Bölzer’s latest offering of unique metaphysical black/death metal is a 2-track EP titled Soma.   It’s almost humurous, in a sardonic way, that Soma begins out of nowhere, with vocals and then instruments immediately playing a riff, and no build-up or introduction; it’s as though Bölzer has forgotten that they unleashed the awe of Aura,Read more …

Interview with Malhkebre, Apostles of Ignominy!

Interview with Malhkebre, Apostles of Ignominy!

  Malhkebre took time from their busy schedule to give us some interesting answers to our questions. Their recent album, Revelation, is out through I, Voidhanger Records, and you can also get the new limited digipacks and tapes; all fans of darkness and metal are encouraged to listen to the album. You can follow Malhkebre onRead more …

Force of Darkness’ Absolute Verb of Chaos and Darkness CD Announced

Force of Darkness’ Absolute Verb of Chaos and Darkness CD Announced

  Following on from Hells Headbangers’ vinyl attack of their cult Darkness Revelation debut, Chile’s Force of Darkness unleash Absolute Verb of Chaos and Darkness on CD! Released earlier this year on vinyl by Iron Pegasus, Absolute Verb of Chaos and Darkness consolidates all of Force of Darkness’ strengths and blitzkriegs them into 20 shadowy, sepulchral minutes.   Check out the full album streamRead more …

Midnight Covers Venom Song “Too Loud (for the Crowd)”, Now Streaming

Midnight Covers Venom Song “Too Loud (for the Crowd)”, Now Streaming

    You might already know that Midnight will be releasing a Venom cover song on an upcoming vinyl pressing, as part of Decibel Magazine’s Flexi Series (more details here), but now you can listen to it digitally, without ordering a copy. And don’t forget about the release of Midnight’s follow-up to Satanic Royalty, titled No MercyRead more …

Mortual Plays Progressive Death/Gothic Metal, New Album is Autumn Requiem

Mortual Plays Progressive Death/Gothic Metal, New Album is Autumn Requiem

  Mortual is a band that intrigued me immediately. The melting pot approach to metal is an easy way to make a terrible album, but they genuinely succeeded on every attempted front. Check it out the full album in the stream below.   With their debut album, Autumn Requiem, Mortual have created a beautiful progressive death/gothic album that’s well-planned, delivered,Read more …

Excruciation – [g]host, Death Doom Metal from Switzerland

Excruciation – [g]host, Death Doom Metal from Switzerland

  Formed in 1984 to smash juvenile frustration and aggression into a hostile world with terms such as Death, Doom, and Thrash Metal. Their first demo had remarkable airplay in US-underground radio stations and even reached No.1 for several weeks. Excruciation’s first official release, The last Judgment, sold over 15,000 copies and reached Switzerland’s Top 100. Following the release wasRead more …

Hiverna – II. Macabre, New Folk Black Metal Album

Hiverna – II. Macabre, New Folk Black Metal Album

  Hiverna plays folk black metal with respectful use of traditional instruments (listen to a full album stream at the bottom of the page); they incorporate the flute and mandolin parts into the metal, rather than as using them for mere gimmickry or interlude-parts. The at-times-atonal (relative to the guitars) flute works well against the the oftenRead more …

Mortuus Set Release Date for New Album, Grape of the Vine

Mortuus Set Release Date for New Album, Grape of the Vine

  “Death is inseparable from the notes!”   Mortuus returns with their second full length album, Grape of the Vine, reeking of the same despair and hopelessness as the first album, De contemplanda Morte: De Reverencie laboribus ac Adorationis (2007), and that of their self-titled 7” (2005), both released by The Ajna Offensive.   The band’sRead more …

Diablery’s Architect, Debut, Full Stream

Diablery’s Architect, Debut, Full Stream

  Black metal is a genre heavily dependent on atmosphere. And Diablery`s  Architect album, from the beginning to the end, sounds like a metaphysical journey through dark, unmeasurable realms of indescribable emotions, free from any corporeal bound. This is some majestic, other-worldly black metal with hints of symphony and melody. Listen to a full streamRead more …

Uburen – Withered Roots, Full Album Stream Exclusive (Norwegian Viking Black Metal!)

Uburen – Withered Roots, Full Album Stream Exclusive (Norwegian Viking Black Metal!)

  A drum beats hypnotically by the murky shore. Wind pummels a dark figure; he chants to the pulse of the drum, his voice carried over the waves. This is the beginning of Withered Roots, the upcoming album by Norway’s Uburen. Today we stream their entire upcoming album, in collaboration with FullBlast!PR. We also have officialRead more …

Vardan Streams “A Broken Existence” from Upcoming Album, Enjoy of Deep Sadness

Vardan Streams “A Broken Existence” from Upcoming Album, Enjoy of Deep Sadness

  The DSBM champion that is Vardan has premiered a brand-new track from the upcoming album, Enjoy of Deep Sadness, the follow-up to The Woods is My Coffin (2014). Although it hasn’t been long since the previous release hit our ears, this new album feels as though it could have been years in the making; comprised ofRead more …

Sacrificio – Self Titled MLP (Review)

Sacrificio – Self Titled MLP (Review)

  I think this is one of those times when the cover art will let you know whether, or not, you’ll enjoy a band. Barbaric, chain-armoured maniacs wielding fire in the night? Yay or nay? If you responded ‘yay’, Sacrificio’s debut MLP will decay and rust your ear-holes with its grating-yet-catchy, earnestly ‘brutal’ death metal.Read more …

Bjarm’s Imminence, Symphonic Death Metal

Bjarm’s Imminence, Symphonic Death Metal

  Bjarm is most easily described as a symphonic death metal band, but they truly do the term justice, focusing on the extreme elements of the music as well as the more melodic and symphony-like. What you get with this band is epic, sweeping orchestra-like melody parts underlining melodic extreme metal. The male vocals areRead more …

H5N1′s A Time of No Tomorrows, New Album (Full Stream)

H5N1′s A Time of No Tomorrows, New Album (Full Stream)

  H5N1 can not easily be pigeon-holed, drawing their inspiration from a multitude of sources and merging them together into their own unique vision of Death Metal. H5N1 may be best described as ‘Apocalyptic Industrial Death Metal’. Listen to a stream of their new album, A Time of No Tomorrows, below.   H5N1’s first full-lengthRead more …

Empire Auriga Premiere Track from Come-back Album, Ascending the Solar Throne

Empire Auriga Premiere Track from Come-back Album, Ascending the Solar Throne

  Today, individualist black/ambient/industrial cult Empire Auriga premiere the new track, “Jubilee Warlord”, and you can listen to it at the bottom of this page. The song hails from Empire Aurig’s come-back album, Ascending the Solar Throne. Empire Aurig’s debut album, Auriga Dying, was critically acclaimed for its ahead-of-the-time fusion of black metal, dark ambient, and industrial, all coalescingRead more …

Khtoniik Cerviiks to Release Debut Demo, Heptaedrone

Khtoniik Cerviiks to Release Debut Demo, Heptaedrone

  Ever the vanguard of ugly, uncompromising underground metal, Iron Bonehead Productions unveils Heptaedrone, the debut demo of Khtoniik Cerviiks. A German power-trio, Khtoniik Cerviiks create a rabid, roiling style of barbaric black/death that evinces no shortage of idiosyncrasy.   The seven tracks of Heptaedrone pulse and thrust with savage bestiality, but are shot through with wildRead more …

Guilty as Charged Release Leap of Faith, Heavy/Thrash Metal

Guilty as Charged Release Leap of Faith, Heavy/Thrash Metal

  Guilty As Charged is a four piece heavy/thrash metal band from Belgium. An official video clip, and an audio stream, from their new album, are at the bottom of the page.   In the summer of 2009, Guilty As Charged went in the studio for a demo CD, they came out with 5 songs thatRead more …

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