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Heavy Metal News - 10/26/2013



NECROWRETCH premieres track, "Sadistic Expiation", via
France's most vicious death metal band is back! After releasing their debut album Putrid Death Sorcery earlier this year, NECROWRETCH has now unleashed their new compilation, Bestial Rites 2009-2012, today in Europe (the album will be released digitally on November 5th in North America with CD imports available at CM Distro). Bestial Rites 2009-2012 includes all tracks from NECROWRETCH's demos and EPs, as well as an unreleased cover version of MERCILESS' "Pure Hate". The cover artwork for this compilation was once again created by Milovan Novakovic, who previously worked with NECROWRETCH on their EPs, Putrefactive Infestation and Now You're In Hell, as well as Putrid Death Sorcery.

For a preview of Bestial Rites 2009-2012, please visit to stream the track "Sadistic Expiation":

TRIPTYKON set to release second album
April 24, 2014
Prowling Death Records/Century Media Records       
TRIPTYKON is the occult/avant-garde metal band formed by Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer, Tom Gabriel Warrior. After his exit from Celtic Frost in 2008, Warrior is proud to announce the groups' second album, Melana Chasmata, set to be released on April 15 in North America. The album's release will is a collaboration between the group's own label, Prowling Death Records Ltd., and renowned metal giant Century Media Records. This is the same label partnership already responsible for Celtic Frost's final album, Monotheist (2006), Hellhammer's Demon Entrails demo compendium (2008), and Triptykon's debut album, Eparistera Daimones, and Shatter EP (2010).

Melana Chasmata is evolving to be a vastly varied and strikingly dark and heavy album. The album's title may be translated, approximately, as "black, deep depressions/valleys".

Songwriting, arrangement, and recording sessions for Melana Chasmata occurred, intermittently, since 2011. Among the music available for inclusion on the album are songs such as Boleskine House, Stasis, Gate To My Own Death, Demon Pact, Gehinnam, Tree Of Suffocated Souls, Unchristian Anthem, and many more. A final track listing for Melana Chasmata will be issued in due course, along with further details on both album and artwork.

Much like Eparistera Daimones, Melana Chasmata is being produced by Tom Gabriel Warrior and Triptykon guitarist V. Santura, and recorded and engineered by V. Santura at his own Woodshed Studio in Bavaria, Germany, as well as at Triptykon's bunker in Zurich, Switzerland.

Tom Gabriel Warrior: "We have been working on Melana Chasmata for some three years, in various shapes and forms. It's not an easy album by any means, and to me personally it reflects an extremely complex gestation period, musically, spiritually, and, due to certain circumstances in my life, emotionally. At the same time, the album unquestionably reflects the continuity I was longing for so much during Celtic Frost's period of self-destruction and demise. Hearing Triptykon creating such utter darkness again and exploring the potential of these new songs has been incredibly invigorating and inspiring."

TRIPTYKON consists of V. Santura (guitar, vocals), Norman Lonhard (drums, percussion), Vanja Slajh (bass), and Tom Gabriel Warrior (voice, guitars).

INGESTED to unleash brand new EP; now streaming new song 

Mancunian UK slam crew INGESTED will release new EP, Revered By No One, Feared By All, on December 16th via Siege of Amida/Century Media Records.

The track-listing is as follows:

1. Titanomachy
2. Regicide
3. Uncrowned
4. Endgame

INGESTED will be streaming "Endgame" from their Livestream today at 11AM PST / 2PM EST. Click the link below and select 'follow' to hear the song!

Having forged an unshakeable reputation as one of the most savage death metal acts to come out of the UK for a long time, RBNOFBA is the first new offering since the band's 2012 full length The Surreption.

Punishing beatdowns, epic riffage, guttural vocals and blistering speed are just some of the weapons in INGESTED's musical arsenal. Their debut album, Surpassing The Boundaries of Human Suffering, was released in June 2009 and received critical acclaim from magazines such as Terrorizer (8.5/10), Metal Hammer (8/10) and Kerrang! (4/5). Following the Summer release of their album, INGESTED were chosen to open up the 2010 Bonecrusher European tour, headlined by US heavyweights THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and featuring THE FACELESS, CARNIFEX and more. Their famed speed is now stuff of legend; INGESTED have long been members of the '300bpm+' club!

WINDS OF PLAGUE premiere lyric video for
"Sewer Mouth"

From the album RESISTANCE


WINDS OF PLAGUE will be releasing their new album RESISTANCE next week on Century Media Records.  They will then hit the road on the farewell BLEEDING THROUGH tour starting November 1 and will join label mates VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE and the BUTCHER BABIES at ROB ZOMBIE'S GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE on Saturday night in Pomona, CA. 

Check out the exclusive premiere of the lyric video for "Sewer Mouth" courtesy of our friends at REVOLVER MAGAZINE at the link below.  Also, read the lyrical breakdown from the bands bass player, Andrew Glover... 

Click here to check it out...

OTHERWISE To Release Free 'ENJOY THE PAIN' EP October 31

In the 18 months since the release of their 'True Love Never Dies' debut, OTHERWISE have gone from local Las Vegas favorites to one of America's best-selling breakout acts. Now, they're giving something back to the fans that have embraced the band and claimed them as their own.
On October 31, OTHERWISE will release 'ENJOY THE PAIN', a five-song acoustic EP of all new songs, written and recorded entirely on the road. The album will be free, and available for download through a dedicated site that will be announced at 5pm ET on Halloween on SiriusXM Octane. A first track from the album, "Miles Of Rain," can be heard now exclusively at Click here to listen:

"'ENJOY THE PAIN' is our gift to you. It's our way of saying thank you for the success you've helped us earn, and a little something to hold you over until our next full length album is released in 2014," says OTHERWISE of the EP. "We recorded this entirely on our own, on the road, in between shows while out on tour. If we couldn't find a quiet bedroom or bathroom to track in, we'd record while literally driving down the highway... The process wasn't easy. It wasn't slick. It wasn't normal. It didn't adhere to any set of rules, guidelines, or industry standards. At times it was painful... And we enjoyed every minute of it. So please, 'ENJOY THE PAIN' with us... and enjoy this EP."