The UK’s Knim release their masterful debut of enthralling prog rock/metal – When A Star Falls

In the spring of this year Knim stepped from the shadows of their West Yorkshire home and presented their debut single to the world. A Prisoner On The Seas was an epic adventure – both musically and lyrically – and touched with magic. It opened a portal into another world with its entwining of progressive rock and grandiose metal and since its release all those who were captivated by its fresh, exciting sounds have been waiting eagerly for the continuation of the tale. Now the wait is nearly over, because on November 25th Knim will unveil their first full release – When A Star Falls.

Featuring a remastered version of ‘A Prisoner On The Seas’ and four new exquisitely crafted pieces of Knim’s unique sonic sorcery, When A Star Falls is a labyrinth to explore that harbours an array of treasures, waiting to be discovered. Opening with the many layers of ‘Elysium’, Knim then lead the listener on down the mist-shrouded ‘Pathway’ to the gargantuan storm of emotions that is ‘The Incongruity Of I’. The album explores themes of loss and isolation, yearning and betrayal, vivid memories of happiness beside which everyday existence fades to grey. Yet as the beautiful melancholy of the title track unfolds and slips into the odyssey of ‘A Prisoner On The Seas’ you can’t help but be uplifted by the sounds and visions that surround you. There is an intensity of emotion instilled within these songs that fires the imagination and surrounds you in rich and vivid hues of brilliant colour. There is more to appreciate within the world of When A Star Falls each time you visit its sprawling landscapes.

Accompanied by the artwork of Avenged Creations which seems to have been drawn directly from the heart of this special album and blessed with a rich, deep, organic sound quality thanks to the remarkable work of producer Ari Rannus, When A Star Falls will be waiting for you on November 25th. Join Knim on their voyage and you’ll never look back…

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Awaken The Misogynist release the challenging brutality of Descended From Vast Dimensions through Comatose Music on September 9th

In 2020 international brutal death metal collective Awaken The Misogynist announced themselves to the world in suitably violent and abrasive fashion with the three track Abuse Of ConsumptionEP – a release which set out the concept behind their challenging name, that of mankind destroying the earth, Mother Nature, with their endless obsession with the advancement of technology. As vocalist Jameson Blomgren put it, this band are here to “shed light on the atrociousness of man through talking about the uncomfortable things that we continue to ignore”. Well things are about to get a hell of a lot more uncomfortable with the release of new full length debut album, Descended From Vast Dimensions

Including the three bursts of rage that made up Abuse Of Consumption, along with nine brand new wicked nail bombs of slamming brutality, black humor and an even blacker vision of the future, Descended From Vast Dimensions is an explosion of obscene power. Ugly tracks like ‘Crimson Horror’ and ‘Infinite Regression’ grind the listener’s face into the sordid reality of modern society, delivering venomous justice with spine-splitting savagery. This is a punishing ride through depravity and darkness, but one that hits you with an adrenaline high as it empties a full magazine into your guts. The level of focused ferocity might seem insane for such a new band, but then the members of Awaken The Misogynist are all battle hardened troops from death metal’s front lines, with tours of duty with CrepitationEnigmatikSlamentationFacelift DeformationBodysnatch and more under their belts. They know just how to deliver a barrage of brutality with maximum deadly effect.

With Comatose Music’s undisputed muscle behind them, Awaken The Misogynist are prepared to spread their vision of disgrace and disgust throughout the world – a rude awakening for the blind and ignorant sleep walking to their doom and dragging the planet with them. The fuse will be lit on September 9th and the furious artillery of Descended From Vast Dimensions will discharge its payload of death.

Feel the fury of Awaken The Misogynist now at the Comatose Music YouTube channel – where first single ‘The Cleansing Of Ignorance’ is streaming now!

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Consecration’s new album, Cinis, streams exclusively with Decibel Magazine three days before its official release!

The coming of despair is upon us! This Friday Redefining Darkness Records will unchain the beast that is Consecration‘s monumental new album, Cinis! However, from today, June 14th, a full three days before its official release, Decibel Magazine will be streaming Cinis exclusively, in its entirety. Immerse yourself in the suffocating shadows and prepare for the darkness to come right here:

Daniel Bollans, Consecration’s frontman, lyricist and artist has shared his thoughts on the new album with us…

Cinis is a stark and brutal album, blending together the core elements of our sound, together with some fresh new ideas which all developed and came together very naturally – I think it perfectly shows where we are now as a band.

The title Cinis, taken from Latin; means spent love, ashes, embers and ruin – which embodies all of the different tracks on this album.

We feel that this is our strongest effort to date, incorporating old school death, our more familiar death/doom, topped off with some rather haunting melodies and emotive lead work.

The artwork I created encompasses all of the ideas running through the album, and I think it is a great statement as to what you can expect from the music. We are all very pleased and immensely proud of this album and we can’t wait for you all to hear it!

Redefining Darkness Records will engulf the world in the disturbed dreamscapes of Consecration on June 17th, when Cinis begins its majestic march of morbidity. Prepare to fall before it, crushed into the ash and mud of failed endeavour and discarded love. This summer a new dark age begins and the future is anything but bright…Consecration on the web

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Tyrannos release new EP, Spears Of The Aten, expansive death metal featuring Morbid Angel’s Scott Fuller!

Following on from their 2017 demo, Beneath The Pharaonic Necropolis, London based explorers of the extreme Tyrannos have returned. This time they bring with them four songs of challenging, boundary smashing death metal, four songs steeped in horror and swathed in mystery, four songs that will take you on a journey into the heart of darkness and beyond. Crafted with passion, meticulous skill and dedication to the dark – this is Spears Of The Aten!

Since their first steps along this road Tyrannos have pushed themselves to the limits, on an endless quest to deliver fearsome, imperious music that combines the magnificence of the death metal genre’s pioneers with a new unfettered vision. Seeking only the best, Tyrannos have employed the services of Morbid Angel drummer, Scott Fuller, to provide the world-shaking apocalyptic thunder which propels these twisting, labyrinthine tracks forward. Additional colour and drama are added to remarkable compositions like ‘The Tyrant’s Bane’ by cello, viola and violin embellishments and Alkaloid’s Moreanapplies an ethereal sheen to ‘Sun Disc Cataclysm’ with a stunning guest guitar solo. The foundations of Spears Of The Aten however remain forged from the arcane riffs and sorcerous song writing of Tyrannos – a death metal power in the making.

Mixed and mastered by Damian Herring(Blood Incantation, Horrendous, Father Befouled etc) at Subterranean Watchtower Studios and arrayed in the artwork of Adrian Baxter (Alunah, Paradise Lost, VI etc) Spears Of The Aten is an incendiary voluntary that heralds a new dark age of death metal. Be ready for 21st June when the gates will open and Tyrannos will ride forth, armed with the Spears Of The Aten.

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Brotality return with the progressive thrash of The Woods Will End You on Rottweiler Records!

Just a year on from their warmly received debut album, Worldwide DesolationBrotality are back with a new entry in the chronicle of their remarkable rise through the ranks of the metal underground. The Maopolski brothers have crafted an album of accomplished skill and captivating imagination, drawing on the influence of heavy metal’s revered legends, its groundbreaking contemporary pioneers and their own unique and powerful vision. Journey with them into forbidden territories and discover the magic and the terror beneath the trees. Prepare yourself for the musical revelations of The Woods Will End You.

Since Brotality began in 2016 the band have developed at incredible speed. From the unbridled energy and enthusiasm of their first EP, Hypernova, Brotality have morphed into a formidable proposition that couples the hard hitting riff attack of thrash with the adventurous, expressive dexterity of progressive metal. Most tellingly this band have now mastered the art of song writing, crafting dynamic pieces that challenge and entice, drawing listeners into the embrace of their hooks, melodies and exhilarating power. From rigorous, imposing heaviness to passages of uplifting beauty, Brotality have woven it all into the fabric of the tale that is The Woods Will End You.

Now with drummer John Haring firmly ensconced in the ranks Brotality are better equipped than ever before to continue their mission of spreading positivity through the power of metal. This young band have already opened for the likes of Deep Purple and Judas Priest, picking up numerous awards and radio chart recognition along the way. With the June 3rd release of The Woods Will End You through Rottweiler Records, word of Brotality will spread further and faster around the world. Driven to succeed, there is nothing that Brotality cannot achieve.Visit Brotality on Facebook
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Likheim unleash their debut EP of fierce, atmospheric Norwegian black metal – Alt Skal Svinne Hen… – through Underground Kvlt Records

Launching Underground Kvlt Records, the new subsidiary of renowned black metal label, Odium Records, are Likheim– a chilling distillation of the essence of harsh, atmospheric Norwegian black metal – with their debut EP, Alt Skal Svinne Hen…, meaning ‘all shall disappear’. With Underground Kvlt being created to help unearth the dark treasures of the black metal underground, there couldn’t be a more fitting first release than Alt Skal Svinne Hen… with its ice storm of unrelenting riffs and enthralling atmosphere of isolation and solitude.

Originally formed by vocalist Gretn, who still shapes the band’s vision to this day, Likheim summon the mesmerising intensity of black metal’s frozen heart. Assisted by guitarist Umarlak(Eradication) and bassist Gamle Erik(Carpathian ForestSvarttjern) Gretn has brought his dreams to life and made Alt Skal Svinne Hen… a formidable, elemental force of nature’s cruellest aspects. The experience begins with the sky-borne charge of the title track, rampaging through portentous storm clouds, on into the raw wickedness of ‘Smerte’ and the cold embrace of ‘Taakens Kall’ before the overwhelming magnificence of ‘Stormen’ provides the perfect climactic conclusion. Equal parts harsh, skin-flaying ferocity and haunting, all encompassing atmosphere Alt Skal Svinne Hen… is a staggering start for both band and label.

Underground Kvlt will unleash the tempest of Alt Skal Svinne Hen… on May 30th, bringing a new and endless winter to the world. Likheim will thunder across the frozen landscape, a bone-shattering howl of triumph and vengeance echoing in their wake. And already they plot to plunge the world into even deeper darkness, as a full length album and new label are stirring in the shadows. There is no end in sight…

Hear the title track of Alt Skal Svinne Hen… now at the Odium Records YouTube channel…

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Lelahell vocalist Redouane Aouameur offers vocal tuition and guest vocal performances!

Redouane Aouameur is one of Algeria’s longest-standing and most celebrated metal musicians, known to extreme metal fans worldwide for his work with the acclaimed death metal band, Metal Age Productions recording artists, Lelahell. Before the advent of Lelahall Redouane was part of bands like Carnavage, Litham, Devast and Neanderthalia – all of whom played their part in the growth and development of the Algerian metal scene. As well as his own personal musical endeavours, Redouane’s charismatic and powerful vocals have made him much in demand as a guest or session vocalist, with the likes of Death Throne, Kalmhain, Silent Obsession, Aash and many more calling upon his diverse and dynamic tones. As his reputation as a extreme metal vocalist of the highest calibre has grown Redouane has also begun teaching the principles of performing extreme metal vocals and has students from Switzerland, Greece, the United States, Sweden, Germany…everywhere where there is a desire to learn formidable metal vocals from the best!

If your band or project is looking to add a top class vocal performance to your next recording, Redouane Aouameur is proficient in a wide range of extreme vocal techniques – from classic death metal roars to ripping grindcore screams and ultra guttural, brutal death metal pig squeals. He is also able to perform in any language and can write lyrics in English, French and Arabic. All recordings are made using professional studio equipment and delivered quickly in high quality .wav file format. With three decades of experience and having performed on critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums Redouane can bring that touch of terror, that imposing vocal presence, the dark magic to your songs. Passionate about every recording he contributes to Redouane comments:
“There’s nothing I love more than helping other artists succeed. So when you book with me you’re not just getting great vocals. You’re hiring a lifelong supporter of your music that will go to immense lengths to create something that not only sounds great but sells more records.”
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Most people now understand that extreme metal vocals are a skilled art form and if approached incorrectly the results will either be weak and ineffective or cause serious damage to the throat and vocal chords. If you are looking to refine your technique, or to take your first steps as an extreme metal vocalist, then lessons with Redouane Aouameur will prove to be invaluable. Lessons start from as little as $30 and the feedback from students to Redouane’s work has been exceptional:
“Excellent teacher, explaining everything in detail and made it very easy to understand”
“He is an amazing teacher, helped me unlock many abilities”
“…months and months of youtube videos to no avail. I learned more from him in just one lesson”
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Legendary pioneers of brutality, Holocausto Canibal release sixth album Crueza Ferina through Selfmadegod Records!

Where is your sense of superiority now? Where your ‘god given’ right to dominate, as you crawl in a spreading pool of your own blood? That arrogant facade is not so easy to assume with your legs shattered beyond repair, the jagged shards of bone jutting obscenely through your torn skin. A cut for your ignorance, a thrust for your guilt, a blow for your callous, withered heart and a long, slow bleeding for your cruelty. Your traditions will die with you and a new story, my story starts here…

Crueza Ferina, meaning ‘ferocious cruelty’, is the sixth full length album from legendary Portuguese purveyors of extremity, pioneers of brutality, Holocausto Canibal. Featuring nineteen tracks of flesh rending brutal death metal and skin flaying grind, Crueza Ferina is utterly unstoppable and completely irresistible. From the monstrous punk grooves and torturous hooks of ‘Campas Do Negro Breu’ to the gritted teeth insanity of ‘Miasmas Onanizantes’ and the boiling rage of ‘Ęxodo Mortuoso’, which is graced by an unholy solo from Immolation man Bob Vigna, this is the sound of a veteran band operating at the peak of their considerable powers. A quarter of a century into a remarkable career Holocausto Canibal are harder, heavier and better than ever before. Produced and engineered by João Ribeiro and mastered by Brad Boatright(AbstracterBlack BreathCorrosion Of Conformity etc) at Audiosiege Studios, Crueza Ferina sounds absolutely devastating – each riff with the power to punch through walls.

Eschewing their customary album artwork of gore and guts Crueza Ferina is adorned in the shocking image of a dead pig, killed in a barbaric ritual of traditional slaughter. Far from their sadistic imaginations turning to the torture of animals though, Holocausto Canibal have embraced a vegan philosophy, with bassist Z. Pedro telling Loud Magazine in a recent interview “for us, the only blood we continue to accept to see is human”. They remain as unflinching and uncompromising as ever!

Crueza Ferina will be released on May 27th through Selfmadegod Records, so brace yourselves for impact and prepare to celebrate twenty five years of utter extremity with Holocausto Canibal!

Orca – Vocals
Z. Pedro – Bass
António C. – Guitar
Diogo P. – Drums

Genre: Brutal Death Metal/Grindcore
For fans of: Haemorrhage | Nasum | Lay Down Rotten | Cliteater
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Through bonds of blood and history they stand as one, united in purpose and vision. Fear forgotten they are secure in their knowledge and their strength. As the flames leap and dance between them their voices entwine like serpents, singing words long thought forgotten. And slowly he emerges from the fire, drawn by the invocations unspoken in long, dust covered ages. His fleshless face of bone seems to grin as it rises above the blaze and his summoners fall silent and hold out their hands in welcome. Together they will wreak such havoc, visit such torments upon this world of spiritual paupers and vacuous saints. Gods too old for names, gods of bone and fire, gods of the green, of the water and the silences…their time will come once more.

In the face of an onslaught of arrogance and violence from the massed ranks of the soulless, the walking dead, a people’s spirit and artistry survives. Hailing from the currently besieged, but defiant, nation of Ukraine, Aeternus Prophet continue to reach back through time to the old gods of death and black metal, summoning the ancient spirit and infusing it with their own unique essence, creating music that stands alone, indifferent to the passing ages and the whims of the world that change with the wind. The sound of Aeternus Prophet is eternal. In 2012 the band released their first album Безжальність – or Ruthlessness – as a raw and primitive independent release. Now in 2022, ten years on from that first exhalation of their magic, Aeternus Prophet have come together with InViMa Records to present the definitive version of Ruthlessness. The lyrics have all been translated into English, the sound has been remastered, stunning new cover art has been created by Cold Poison (Ofermod, Vassafor, Auroch etc), the album has been given stylish new digi-pack presentation and InViMa Records will make sure the whole world gets to discover the incredible art of Aeternus Prophet.

Slowly, Aeternus Prophet’s power and dedication is being recognised across Europe as they have performed alongside the likes of Possession, Malthusian and Inferno, but it’s time for their music to spread farther and faster, raging like wildfire through the global underground. On March 14th Ruthlessness will step onto the world stage in its dramatic new form and the gospel of Aeternus Prophet will be carried to every horizon. They are stewards of the old ways, guardians of the true magic and their time has come at last!

Predictor – Vocals
Oberon – Guitar
Dessident – Drums

Genre: Black/Death Metal
For fans of: Hellhammer | Varathron | Root | Nunslaughter

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Ofermod recruit Black Altar members to their dark ranks for live rituals!


Revered practitioners of the orthodox black metal art, Ofermod, are pleased to announce the recruitment of two new members to their cult. Shadow of Black Altar will be contributing bass, while Black Altar and former Behemoth guitarist Les will be taking up second guitar duties for forthcoming Ofermod live ceremonies. Shadow and Les are the perfect match both musically and spiritually for the Ofermod coven who have strong ties to the magic order of the Dragon Rouge. Be prepared to witness acts of great draconian magic when this new line-up of Ofermod take to the stage!

Watch this space for more news as this great alliance develops…

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