Wednesday, September 25, 2013

News: Endstille

German Black Metal band Endstille will release a new album called Kapitulation 2013 on the 8th of November (12th in North America), through Season of Mist.

Kapitulation 2013 tracklist:

01. Aborted
02. The Refined Nation
03. Reich An Jugend
04. Sick Heil
05. Blasphemer [bonus track]
06. Monotonus 2013
07. Nostalgia
08. Stalin Note
09. KDF 511
10. Endstille (Abschied)

You can hear the song The Refined Nation from Kapitulation 2013 on the following websites:

Kapitulation 2013 will be released on Digipak CD, white vinyl (limited to 100 copies), transparent red vinyl (limited to 200 copies), and black vinyl, and you can already pre-order it here:

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News: Mord'A'Stigmata

Avant-garde psychedelic post Black Metal band from Poland Mord'A'Stigmata are scheduled to release a new album called Ansia through Pagan Records on the 29th of October.
Ansia will be released in the standard jewel-case CD format with lay out done by Marcin Gadomski.

Ansia tracklist:

01. Inkaust 13:54
02. Shattered Vertebrae of the Zodiac 10:16
03. Pregressed 12:28
04. Praefatio Pro Defunctis 8:08
05. Ansia 2:27

A video trailer is available on band’s Facebook profile as well as on Pagan Records websites.

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News: Inferno

Czech Black Metal band Inferno just revealed a song from the album Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness.
You can listen to it here:

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Lachryma Christi's playlist for the week

Here it goes, another playlist, wishing you all a good week!

Satyricon - Nemesis Divina
Burzum - Filosofem
Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
Marduk - Opus Nocturne
Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
aNgreNOST - Planet Muscaria
Slegest - Løyndom
Glorior Belli - Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls
Throne of Malediction - Out of Darkness, Comes Light
Borknagar - Empiricism

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Review: Sarkom's upcoming album "Doomsday Elite"

Norwegian Black Metal band Sarkom are releasing their third album on the 15th of October. It will be called Doomsday Elite and will be released through Dark Essence Records.
This is a very strong album, music is very extreme, really good Black Metal.
Uruz from Urghehal is playing drums on the album and there are guest performances on the album by Psy Cola (The Kovenant), Haan (Svarttjern), Nachtgarm (Negator), Thrawn and V. Larsen. 
It is really fast, aggressive, cold, furious, full of hate and anger.
If you are a fan of extreme Black Metal you won't be disappointed with Doomsday Elite. There are also some catchy guitar riffs and melodies. When you think a song can't get better, it gets even better, it's just incredible, really amazing.
It is just impossible not to like it and not to want to listen to it over and over again.
2013 has been a very good year for Black Metal worldwide, really good albums coming out and Doomsday Elite is one of the best examples of that. So emotional, so high and intense, it's just unbelievable!

Review: Slegest's upcoming album "Løyndom"

Slegest is the project of Ese, previously a member of Norwegian band Vreid. After Ese left the band in 2010, he formed Slegest and released a self-titled EP.
This time Slegest will present us with their debut album which will be called Løyndom and is scheduled to be released on the 7th of October through Dark Essence Records. It is some sort of mix of rock and roll with old Black Metal elements.
The album has eight tracks and Ese sings and plays all instruments (Sture plays a solo as guest). Ese is a great musician and this album is the proof of that. Lachryma Christi was lucky enough to see him performing with Vreid before.
It is a really good work, whether you are a fan of Black Metal or of old school rock and roll as in Black Sabbath. You will not be disappointed when you hear Løyndom. It is really groovy and full of good influences. And it is also a good thing that it will be released both in CD and vinyl.
Løyndom is a very relaxed and at the same time heavy album, really really good.
Ese is putting together a live band, so Slegest can play gigs very soon. Keep an eye out!

Review: aNgreNOST's upcoming album "Planet Muscaria"

Portuguese Black Metal band aNgreNOST are scheduled to release a new album on the 23rd of September called Planet Muscaria, through Code666.
Hateful and Self-Destructive undead Black Metal, that is how they are described. In fact, it is a very furious, angry and full of hate music.
The album has nine tracks, all of them very emotional, very powerful, everything is perfect in there, there is nothing out of place in any of the songs. Really one of the best albums of 2013 for Lachryma Christi, so good it is even hard to describe in words.
For those who are not familiar with the name aNgreNOST, the band was formed in 1995. Before this album they had released a EP only, called Evil, back in 1997... In 1998 Pursan left the band due to all the auto destruction. But it is never late, and it is really good that Pursan reactivated the band after such a long time. Still, the concept of aNgreNOST and Planet Muscaria is something like the testimony of someone who went through the extremest states a human been can go and survive. Meaning stuff like hard drugs overdoses, hospitals, mental asylums and so on. Very interesting concept, and very good way to share and especially to express it. This is really good, amazing, majestic!
So yeah, on the 23rd of September, do a favor to yourselves and get this album. It is full of dark melodies, great rhythms, really strong and great compositions. Honestly, this is perfection.

News: Cadaveria

Cadaveria just revealed details of their upcoming DVD.
It will be a double DVD called Karma and will come out on the 22nd of October through Scarlet Records.

Running time: 2:40 hours.


Introduction by Cadaveria
Complete videography 2002-2013, including the making of the music videos
Studio reports for The ShadowsMadame, Far Away from Conformity and Horror Metal albums
Exclusive behind the scenes of In Your Blood and Horror Metal photo sessions.
Featuring contents from the rare Home Video VHS 2003!
Spell / Declaration Of Spiritual Independence / Circle Of Eternal Becoming / The Dream / Atypical Suggestions By A Dead Artist / Blood And Confusion / Anagram / Hypnotic Psychosis / Whispers Of Sin / Assassin / Flowers In Fire / Death Vision / Black Glory.
On the road with CADAVERIA:
Unseen backstage and live footage from the shows in France (2009), Mexico (2009) and Romania (2010);
Live from the Italian Horror Metal Tour (Turin 2012, Sun Valley Metal Fest 2012, Piacenza 2012, Maratona Rock 2013) + brief interview with Cadaveria on Italian TV.
Omen Of Delirium / Queen Of Forgotten / In Memory Of Shadows’ Madame / Exorcism To Chaos / The Dream / Absolute Vacuum / Black Glory.
Live Tracks:
Spell / Call Me / Eleven Three O Three / Vox Of Anti-Time / Irreverent Elegy / 100.000 Faces / Exorcism To Chaos / Anagram / Out Body Experience / The Days Of The After And Behind / Death Vision / Memento Audere Semper / Flowers In Fire / Blood And Confusion /  Assassin / Circle Of Eternal Becoming.

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News: Eudaimony

Eudaimony revealed the date when their new album is coming out. It will be on the 19th of November and the album will be called Futile.
For those who don't know, Eudaimony are formed by former DARK FORTRESS frontman Matthias Jell and NAGLFAR’s Marcus E. Norman (BEWITCHED, HAVAYOTH, ANCIENT WISDOM). 
The album will have eight tracks, and will be released through Germany’s Cold Dimensions label.
It will have guest appearances by Mick Moss of ANTIMATTER and Schwadorf of EMPYRIUM and THE VISION BLEAK. 

You can actually already listen to the title song track Futile here:

Futile tracklist:

01. Ways to Indifference
02. Mute
03. A Window in the Attic
04. Futile
05. Portraits (guest vocals by Mick Moss)
06. Cold
07. Godforsaken
08. December’s Hearse (guest vocals by Schwadorf)

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News: Mysticum

Norwegian Black Metal cult band Mysticum are re-releasing the album Lost Masters of the Universe on the 21st of October, through Peaceville. The album got great remastering work, courtesy of Tom Kvalsvoll at Strype Studios in Oslo, from original tapes. This edition of the album will also feature Piss Off promo tape for the first time.

You can now pre-order it here:

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News: Negură Bunget

Negură Bunget will be releasing a new vinyl single called Gînd A-Prins on the 4th of October, through Prophecy Productions. There will also be a new studio album out later which will be called Tau. To give you an idea of what you will be able to hear on those works, the band just released a video for the song Curgerea Muntelui:

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News: Inquisition

Black Metal band Inquisition just debuted a track from their upcoming album which will be called Obscure Verses For The Multiverse and is scheduled to come out on the 25th of October, through Season of Mist.
You can now stream the lyric video for the song Darkness Flows Towards Unseen Horizons through Terrorizer (UK) and (GER).
Obscure Verses For The Multiverse will be available as a CD Digipack with a patch and goat leather key ring (limited to the first pressing), and various limited LP editions with some versions already sold out.

Obscure Verses For The Multiverse tracklist:

01. Force Of The Floating Tomb
02. Darkness Flows Towards Unseen Horizons
03. Obscure Verses For The Multiverse
04. Spiritual Plasma Evocation
05. Master Of The Cosmological Black Cauldron
06. Joined By Dark Matter Repelled By Dark Energy
07. Arrival Of Eons After
08. Inversion Of Ethereal White Stars
09. Infinite Interstellar Genocide
10. Where Darkness Is Lord And Death The Beginning (bonus track)

You can pre-order the album here:

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Review: Glorior Belli's upcoming album "Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls"

French band Glorior Belli will be releasing their new album on the 29th of October through Agonia Records. Glorior Belli are a very special band with their own kind of metal, touching Black Metal at times.
Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls is a very heavy album, not very Black Metalish but there are still great influences of it.
The album has eleven tracks, all of them very sober, heavy, precise, full, strong. There is a lot of doom and groove in every song, they are all sensational.
Don't expect anything really furious or high pitched or raw, there is nothing like that in there. It has their fast and aggressive parts at times, but in general this is a very musical and melodic album. Each song leading to another one, really nice choice of sequence, everything makes sense in this album.
It is really entertaining and catchy, so the advice here is, go for it. Even if this is not entirely your thing, maybe give it a go. Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls mixes so many different metal styles and details that it is impossible to feel bored when listening to it. On the opposite.
Really good melodic guitar riffs and compositions. Another good work for 2013.

Monday, September 16, 2013

News: Sarkom

Norwegian Black Metal band Sarkom will release a new album on the 15th of October, through Dark Essence Records, and it will be called Doomsday Elite.
There will be some guest appearances such as Psy Coma (THE KOVENANT), Haan (SVARTTJERN), Nachtgarm (NEGATOR), Thrawn (PARADIGMA, ex DØDHEIMSGARD, ex NOCTURNAL BREED) and V. Larsen.

You can hear  the title track at:

Doomsday Elite tracklist:

01. Doomsday Elite
02. I Utakt Med Gud
03. No Loose Ends
04. Inside a Haunted Chapel
05. Predators in Disguise
06. Solemn Disorder ‘til Human Extinction
07. Cosmic Intellect
08. Stigma

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News: Inferno

Czech Black Metal band Inferno will release a new album on the 24th of September, and it will be called Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness.

Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness tracklist:

01. Pervasion
02. The Firstborn from Murk
03. The Funeral of Existence
04. Revelations Through the Void
05. The Vertical Fissure of the Most Distant End
06. Metastasis of Realistic Visions

You can watch a trailer at: 

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Lachryma Christi's playlist for the week

Abgott - Godfather in Black
Anaal Nathrakh - Passion
Covenant - In Times Before the Light
Cradle of Filth - Dusk... And Her Embrace
Ghost - Infestissumam
Marduk - Serpent Sermon
Upon Shadows - 7 Chapters
Decayed - The Book of Darkness
Samael - Passage
Tiamat - Sumerian Cry

Thursday, September 12, 2013

News: CADAVERIA in Latin America

Horror metal band fro Italy CADAVERIA just confirmed  that Horror Metal Tour 2013 will touch Ecuador and Mexico in October/November.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Lachryma Christi's playlist for the week

Here we go, after a long pause, here is Lachryma Christi, back with the playlist for this week. It will happen every Monday, just as before!

Covenant - Nexus Polaris
Cryptic Wintermoon - The Age of Cataclysm
Moonspell - Wolfheart
Tsjuder - Desert Northern Hell
Marduk - Serpent Sermon
Vreid - Welcome Farewell
Aborym - Dirty
Ragnarok - Malediction
Fen - Epoch
God Seed - I Begin

Monday, September 2, 2013

News: Aborym

Many years later, Italian Industrial Black Metal Aborym are back on stages.
Concerts will be performed with a digital drum-machine, as before, meaning the drummer - Bård G. Eithun “Faust” - will not take part during concerts. The complete live line-up consists of:

Fabban - vocals
Paolo Pieri - guitars
Giulio Moschini - guitars
Lorenzo Zarone - bass

The band will be playing on the 14th of December, at the Einhoven Metal Meeting, Effenaar, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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News: Forgotten Tomb

Italian Black Doom Metal band Forgotten Tomb just released the live in-studio album on vinyl called Vol.5 through Agonia Records.
The album was originally released in 2010 in CD. Now it is available on a double vinyl in 2 versions: 1st limited to 77 copies on a double coloured vinyl (black and orange) with a woven logo patch (10cm x 5,8cm); 2nd limited to 250 copies on a double orange vinyl with a fat black splatter, and contains tracks from the 1999-2009 period of band's activity. All included songs have been re-recorded during one studio session, and some of them come with alternative lyrics.

Vol.5 tracklist:

LP 1
1.     Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath cover) / Subway Apathy    
2.     Solitude Ways 
3.     A Dish Best Served Cold 
4.     Disheartenment / Alone / Steal My Corpse
5.     Daylight Obsession 
6.     Papercuts (Nirvana cover) 

LP 2
1.     Spectres Over Venice
2.     Love's Burial Ground 
3.     Entombed by Winter / House of Nostalgia 
4.     Scars 
5.     Depression (Black Flag cover) / Feedback   

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