Daily Archives: 24 June, 2020

The Crawling release mini documentary “A REASON TO CRAWL”

As we are all very aware, due to the covid-19 pandemic, the live music scene as we knew it has ended. Of course this is a temporary situation, but truth be told, no one truly knows how this will move forward; we just need to take it one step at a time. The Crawling have responded by continuing to create –  focusing on play through videos, live facebook events and social media. Amidst this, Andy (vocals / guitar), has taken time to reflect upon playing live, providing a narrative to accompany vlog footage from the bands last UK tour, aptly entitled “A REASON TO CRAWL.”

Vocalist / guitarist Andy Clarke commented;

“As a band, we (The Crawling) have found ourselves confined to a digital platform until restrictions are eased, and we can at least meet for rehearsal, never mind play a show. I was growing increasingly frustrated by the lack of gigs, and i needed to do something, so i just took the time to reflect upon some of the shows from last year. It’s not a substitute, but it’s a reminder of what we had, what we do, who we are, why we do it, and what we have to look forward to.”

A REASON TO CRAWL” will be aired by
Friday 19th June at 21:00 BMT

POET – “Emily”

POET – “Emily”
Self Released
Doom Metal from US

Hailing from Eugene, Oregon, POET is a doom metal band with elements of classical music. In addition to heavy layers of guitar, there’s also violin and choral moments. The lyrics are taken from Emily Dickinson’s collection of nature poetry.

“Emily” attempts to explore Emily Dickinson’s nature poetry by providing a musical element to it, as if one looks at it with a dark, doomy lens instead of a typical academic perspective.

Black Altar / Kirkebrann – Deus Inversus

On June 30th, ODIUM RECORDS is proud to present Deus Inversus, a special split album between BLACK ALTAR and KIRKEBRANN. The album will be released on digipack CD and vinyl LP formats.

Featuring two veterans of the black metal underground, Deus Inversus will include seven total compositions, all new and exclusive to this release. For BLACK ALTAR’s half, such esteemed musicians as Lars Broddesson (Funeral Mist, ex-Marduk), Mauser (ex-Vader), and Alexandros (Macabre Omen) took part in the recording session – led, of course, by BLACK ALTAR founder Shadow. Mauser was also responsible for BLACK ALTAR’s production, while KIRKEBRANN’s production was handled by Morfeus (ex-Limbonic Art).

Preorder info for the digipack CD and two vinyl versions (black limited to 250 copies / diehard marble, with patch & sticker, limited to 50 copies) can be found HERE. Cover art by Nestor Avalos.

Tracklisting for Deus Inversus 

-Black Altar-
1. Deus Inversus
2. Ancient Warlust
3. Outro

4. BegrensaBevissthet
5. Faux Pas
6. Et Nederlag
7. Ufødte Klarhet


Vermilia – “Keskeneräisiä tarinoita” (Unfinished Stories)

Vermilia – “Keskeneräisiä tarinoita” (Unfinished Stories)
Atmospheric Pagan/Black Metal from Finland

VERMILIA (Finland) Pagan/Black Metal artist for fans of Myrkur, Moonsorrow, Emperor, Ulver, Bathory

With over 300 000 streams on spotify. 

Her debut album “Kätkyt” was one of the most best selling metal albums on bandcamp during the weekend of pre-release announced. First 2 cd presses were sold out with the following special c-cassette boxes less than a 3 days after release. “Kätkyt” received huge amount of praise in different medias printed/online.

On march 1st 2019, She announced her cover version of finnish anthem song called “Täällä Pohjantähden Alla” which has been huge success on spotify. After the release it jumped on number 1# most viral songs in Finland on official spotify charts. By now with over 300 000 streams Vermilia released on may 20th, 2020 her anticipated EP “Keskeneräisiä Tarinoita” and  working follow up for the debut  “Kätkyt” . First confirmed show was 2020 is Cernunnos Pagan Fest (France). 


August 7-9, 2020 –  ZOBENS UN LEMESS (Latvia)

February, 12th,2021 – FROSTFEUERNÄCHTE (Germany)

February 13th, 2021 –  HEATHEN ASSAULT OVER BRNO III (Czech)

May 13-15, 2021 –  DARK TROLL FESTIVAL (Germany)  

Official links:

BEAST OF DAMNATION release “Battle Rage” videoclip!

German black metal outfit Beast Of Damnation have published a new video for the track “Battle Rage”, which is taken from the band’s latest album “Dawn Of The Beast”, released back on December 6th 2019.

Mastered by Patrick W. Engel, “Dawn Of The Beast” was released 12 years after the recording sessions took place. It consists of 14 timeless old school black metal tracks which shall appeal to fans of the second black metal wave of the early nineties.

Watch the video at this location:

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FORDOMTH to unleash “Is, Qui Mortem Audit” on Auric Records

Italian Black/Death metal misanthropes FORDOMTH are set to release their follow up to their much-praised debut “I.N.D.N.S.L.E.” 

“Is, Qui Mortem Audit” consists of four tracks (five on CD) of intense and pure Sicilian darkness for fans of Malthusian, Mgła, Mizmor, Wiegedood.

In stores June 26, 2020.


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PESSIMIST premieres new lyric video for “Holdout”

On June 26th, seven years after their last full-length, german thrashers Pessimist will release “Holdout”! Originally planned to be presented to the audience as a videoclip, a plan delayed by the Corona Pandemic, the band decided to provide a lyric video for the title-track of their upcoming album while they wait for better times to resume shooting. The lyric video for “Holdout” was produced by “Stereo 27”.  

The song offers a foretaste of what you will find on the 9 track album: uncompromising thrash metal with an old-school vibe. The album was recorded and produced at the end of last year in Iguana Studio under the direction of Christoph Brandes. Pre-orders are now available!

1. Landsknecht
2. Roaring Thunder
3. Kill & Become
4. Death Awaits
5. Holdout
6. Mountain of Death
7. The King of Slaughter
8. Agony
9. 7:28
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New DECREPID video online

British Death Metallers DECREPID have just released a lyric-video for the track “Plagued by Mortality” as a second advance single of their upcoming third album “Endless Sea of Graves”, which is due out July 7th, 2020 via Xtreem Music on CD format. You can watch the video here:

DECREPID returns 5 years after their sophomore album “Osseous Empire” (Xtreem Music, 2015) with a new opus titled “Endless Sea of Graves” that continues their traditional style of old school Death Metal with a raw sound where brutality and morbid mid tempos are combined in a natural way during the almost 40 minutes of running time. Cover artwork is an excellent work by the defunct Polish artist Zdzislaw Beksinski.

Tracklist for “Endless Sea of Graves” is as follows:

1. Fields of Flesh
2. Phobos Descent
3. Armoured Apocalypse
4. Plagued by Mortality
5. Per Maleficium
6. Endless Sea of Graves

Release date for “Endless Sea of Graves” will be July 7th, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD format. You can visit DECREPID‘s official site here: www.facebook.com/decrepid and listen to the 1st advance single on the following link:

OSSUARY ANEX 1st single, cover art and tracklist revealed

Russian Brutal Death Metallers OSSUARY ANEX, have just revealed details of what will be their 3rd album to be entitled “Obscurantism Apogee”, which will be released in September 22nd, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD format.

OSSUARY ANEX were formed in 2008 and released two albums: “Awakening” (2012) and “Mutilation Through Prayer” (2016) before joining Xtreem Music and releasing their mini CD “Holy Blasphemition” in 2018. Already with their 3rd album “Obscurantism Apogee”, where Dave Rotten (AVULSED) and Frank Rini (INTERNAL BLEEDING) collaborate, the band has achieved a much more mature and personal sound where its roots based on bands like SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA or SKINLESS, merge with different elements that makes them differ from the mass of meaningless bands that infest Brutal Death today. Cover artwork, once again, has been made by the genius Vladimir ‘Smerdulak’ Chebakov.

Tracklist for “Obscurantism Apogee” is as follows:

1. Contempt of God
2. Firestorm
3. Obscurantism Apogee 
4. Revelation (Apocalypsis Ioannis)
5. Path to Golgotha
6. We Are the Antichrist
7. According to their Deeds
8. The Beyond-Man
9. The Great and Celestial Massacre

Release date for “Obscurantism Apogee” will be September 22nd, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD format. You can visit OSSUARY ANEX’s official site here: www.facebook.com/OssuaryAnex and listen to the 1st advance single on the following link: