30 June 2015

26 June 2015


"Já Mizérrii Jsem Pronásledován"
The Jilmnice Occultis
1993 Osmose

25 June 2015

POWER FROM HELL - "Devil´s Whorehouse"

POWER FROM HELL will release the new album "Devil´s Whorehouse" through Hells headbangers records next September!!! Here´s the brand neew song "Black Forest".



"Into Everlasting Fire"
Dawn Of Possession"
1991 R/C Records

19 June 2015

IRON MAIDEN "The Book of Souls"

"The Book Of Souls" is the title of the upcoming IRON MAIDEN double album, to be released next September 4th through Parlophone Records [BMG in the U.S.A.] It includes 11 brand new songs with a running time of 92 minutes. Here is the full track listing, format description and cover art! [cereated by Mark Wilkinson]
Disc 1
If Eternity Should Fail (Dickinson) 8:28
Speed Of Light (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:01
The Great Unknown (Smith/ Harris) 6:37
The Red And The Black (Harris) 13:33
When The River Runs Deep (Smith/ Harris) 5:52
The Book Of Souls (Gers/ Harris) 10:27
Disc 2
Death Or Glory (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:13
Shadows Of The Valley (Gers/ Harris) 7:32
Tears Of A Clown (Smith/ Harris) 4:59
The Man Of Sorrows (Murray/ Harris) 6:28
Empire Of The Clouds (Dickinson) 18:01
2CD deluxe hardbound book limited edition
2CD standard edition
Triple heavyweight black vinyl
High res audio [24-bit Mastered for ITunes and non-Mastered for iTunes]
Standard res audio [16 bit/ 44.1 kHz]

17 June 2015

SLAYER "Repentless"

Here is the great and Cult!!! artwork for the forthcoming SLAYER 11th studio album  "Repentless" due out 09-11-2015. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco in collaboration with  Tom Araya and Kerry King!.
The album's title and first official track will be available digitally virtually everywhere this Friday, June 19th. 

16 June 2015

SADISM "Alliance"

Chilean Death Metallers SADISM just finished recording new songs for their forthcoming 7th studio release called "Alliance".  The album will be out (tentatively) on October this year via Toxic Records and will be available on LP, CD and digital download. Next July 1st SADISM will share the first single, and the band will be touring on European soil on November 2015.

15 June 2015


EURYNOMOS is a German band playing Old-school metal  with a raw and truly dark sound. The promo clip of their debut 7 inch “Unchained from the Crypt” was enough to catch me with their ancient atmosphere with riffs and sound inspired by the ancient gods of the 80s. I contacted guitarist Aethon to know more about this emerging demon. The crypt has been opened…

Hails Aethon, please tell us about the beginning of Eurynomos, how and when did you start the band?
The spirit of EURYNOMOS is old, more than ten years ago I started doing riffs and even whole songs for  it.  I thought it was a pity that Okkulto, who left DESASTER is 2001, was not active anymore , his unique voice should be heard again.  I tried to find a drummer during the years, but in our area it was really difficult to find one that can play and has the same chemistry. I rehearsed with several guys but it didn’t work out. In April 2014 finally Okkulto managed to find a drummer with Nimetön and then we started to rehearse and play  the songs that have been prepared during the years. In September I recruited Magma on bass, he used to pay in a Death Metal band in our area that split up some years ago. I knew that he did not have any band right now, he was the perfect warrior to torment the 4-string axe…. well, in his case 5 string axe. The 1st 7“EP, „Unchained from the Crypt“ contains three songs that have been originally written like 4-5 years ago.
You are about to release your debut 7” EP “Unchained From the Crypt”, when I heard the teaser clip, your sound really blew me away, typically old school, what or who inspired that sound?
It is out now and selling fast which is great. Yes, we are a traditional dark Metal band, our biggest influences come from the pioneers that created extreme Metal back in the 80s. For me personally, it was the best time for extreme Metal, the bands were all young, hungry, excited and ready to kill. Lots of adrenalin and energy, with new possibilities and mountains to climb. It would be easy to tell you the influences, it is more interesting for me to know which influences you hear in our music, hehe. Soundwise we recorded with old equipment and instruments, perhaps that’s also a part of the vintage sound. People say you can fake it in the computer,  but I am not sure about it, cause I don’t know many bands who have a real vintage Black Death Thrash or whatever vintage Metal sound. We just want to do it like in the 80s, with real amps and stuff.
The old school spirit is not only represented in your sound, but in the visual aspects too. Taking for instance the cover art of the 7” which looks totally 80s style, simply and shocking, it reminds me of Samael´s Medieval Prophecy! Tell us about the idea of the cover art and the importance of the visual expression for the band.
I understand your comparison with SAMAEL, it is a bit in the same style, I agree, but "Medieval Prophecies" EP wasn’t my influence. A great EP though, a legendary release. SAMAEL were most likely influenced by the same sources. I wanted to have a medieval type of devil, like you see in old woodcuts, etc. BATHORY also used it on their early records.  So I started to draw this devil and make him look like a mean torching devil from an old forgotten age. The EP artwork should look very simple and basic, it should be a visual version of the music. The visual part of EURYNOMOS is very important to me, it is a part of the whole package… it’s not only music but also the layout, artwork, presentation, etc. I think we owe this to the people who want to buy our products, we want to give them real value for money.
What philosophies and or ideologies contributed most significantly to the thematic content? Do you have any non-musical influences, like literature or other forms of art?
No, not really. We are just inspired by the bands we love,  like most other bands, too. Sometimes our lyrics have a historical background, like „Banshee Calling“ on the 1st EP, a story about a local chapel that is haunted, and on the 2nd EP there will be a song called „Eye of the Pantheon“ which deals with the Pantheon in ancient Rome.
Heavy, black, old-school, vintage…how do you define your style? Are you worried about other people labeling your music? Or are you among the ones who don´t give a fuck about labels?
It is hard to define the style. For me personally, people can label our style whatever they want. I mean, you can call it Thrash, Death, Black Metal, but these are terms that still include lots of different sounding bands. You cannot compare us to new Death or Black Metal bands, we are rooted deep in the 80s, we capture the classic sound and style. Therefore, we don’t say anything except for maybe traditional dark heavy metal. People should listen to the music and call it whatever suits best.
How did you get linked to Iron Pegasus for the release of the 7”? What do you think about working with the label who has released stuff from bands such as Sabbat, Mortem, Pentacle, Sadistic Intent, Desaster…
IRON PEGASUS stands for conservative Metal mayhem, just like we do. It is part of the circle. When you see the EP in real one day you can decide whether IRON PEGASUS was the right label to take care of it or not. And when you take a look at the bands you mentioned above, I think EURYNOMOS fits in pretty well. They are brothers and we know each other, traditional Metal forces.
Speaking about Desaster, Okkulto was a member for a long period and then he left the band, do you think that people is or will be positively surprised about his comeback?
Yes, I am sure people will be surprised about his comeback, because he still delivers the goods. The voice is still there, perhaps even stronger and dirtier as before,  total uncommercial, dark and filthy. Lots of singers who come back after so many years really disappoint, they changed their style or the voice is not the same or they try to have a more updated, modern approach. Not Okkulto, he is totally living in the past, just like I am. Wait for the 2nd EP, his voice is really nasty on that one.
What bands would you name as a big influence in Eurynomos music and style? Are there any bands from the current scene that you respect for their attitude and/or music?
You tell me, hehe. The influences are obvious in my opinion, but surprisingly enough not many people have really pointed out the correct influences yet.  The current scene has lots of good bands, it is great to see that some bands still stick to the tradition with heart and soul. Bands we respect are, just to name a few, MEGIDDO, PENTACLE, DARKTHRONE,  etc. We respect everyone who does it with heart and soul, bands who don’t care about current trends.
Let me ask your opinion about some releases:
Triptykon - Melana Chasmata -  Haven’t heard it yet.
Teitanblood - Death - Extreme stuff
Soulburn – The suffocating Darkness - I prefer „Feeding on Angels“ because it is more deathly but the trademarks are still there on the new one, plus influences from IMMORTAL, etc
Marduk - Frontschwein - Cool title, but I haven’t heard that one, sorry.
Venom – From the very depths - Same here, I haven’t checked it out yet. I prefer VENOM with Mantas, cause he was a big part of the soul of the music. He is one of my big influences. Haven’t really followed VENOM since „Metal Black“.
Tribulation – The Children of the night - No idea. If you asked me about old releases then my answers would have been longer, sorry mate.
Unchained from the crypt will be released on cassette too thanks to Coffin Filth prod., tell me one good aspect from each format CD, LP and MC, and what is the format that is more important in your collection?
I like all formats but my fave format was, is and will be Vinyl. Vinyl will always be the king. But every format has its positive aspect,. A CD is easy, you can take it into your car, tape is really nostalgic and Vinyl is like a ritual, you take your time, put on the record and hold cover in one hand and a cold beer in the other one.[666% agree with Aethon here! - Chris]
Regarding your music collection, tell me about the records for what you feel a special feeling, either for the music, for the cover or for some important reason?
Of course, the records you grew up with usually mean a lot to you. For me it is VENOM, the first two SLAYER + „Haunting the Chapel“, OZZY LPs, etc. It is a combination of cover, music, personal memory, etc. Even if some of my old LPs look like they survived 50 wild parties,  bad condition, scratches, etc, they are still very dear to me, I wouldn’t trade them for any super deluxe re-release. Only original is real.
Are you planning to play live in a near future?  As a musician, what do you expect from the crowd, and as a fan what do you expect from a band when you see them onstage?
Not soon, cause first we have to do more songs to have a good and long repertoire. Also, our main priority now is to record the third Ep.  I am personally not into live gigs but the other members are, so let’s see what the future will bring.  As a musician and also a fan, passion is the most important thing. As a fan I want to see musicians who are really into the music and it’s the same with the fans. It would be the biggest compliment to have maniacs banging their heads off. 
"Eye of the Pantheon" is the title of your second 7” and will be released soon, has the release date been fixed yet? Can you advance some details such as song titles, layout…?
That’s correct. The release date is around September I hope, everything is recorded and will be sent into the pressing plant next week. Three songs, „Eurynomos (Beast of Hades)“, perhaps the most vintage „Black Metal“ one of all songs, written like 5 years ago, then „Invisible Rays“, a simple and fast track that we did last year at some rehearsal sessions and last but not least the title track, „Eye of the Pantheon“, a mid tempo track with a bit more atmospheric parts. Three different sounding tracks but they still come as a match. Again 13 minutes of music like on the 1st EP, it really is much for a 7“EP  but we wanted to have the maximum playing time. Again, a sort of „value for money“ for the maniacs who buy the EP. Soundwise I think it is better than the 1st EP, the vocals are louder and even more brutal this time. The Artwork will be linked to the 1st EP, wait and see.
What are the next moves for the band, do you think that we can expect your crushing debut full length to be out soon?
First we do the 7“Eps and close this chapter. In the meantime, we will see which songs we will work on next and hopefully yes, a full debut would be good. But only if the song material is strong enough. I prefer 2-3 good Eps over a boring full length, so time will tell. There are lots of songs written.
What´s the strangest place and the most shocking place you have been?
Hmm, hard to say. Perhaps the military cemetery in Verdun was strange, to see all the buried soldiers who were so damn young… they had their whole life ahead of them and died so early… really tragical.
Thanks for the interview, anything else you'd like to add? Last words are yours…
Thanks a lot for inviting us to your realm, it was an honour. Keep up the good works. And to all headbangers into the true sound of the pioneers of extreme dark Metal, you are welcome to check out EURYNOMOS, we keep the flame burning. Keep it loud and heavy, hails!


14 June 2015

DERKÉTA "In Death We Meet"

DERKETA will reissue their debut full-lenght "In Death We Meet" via through Ibex Moon Records. Originally released in 2012 the album will be available again on CD including two bonus tracks, a vinyl edition will come later next November 16th with three live tracks as bonus.
"In Death We Meet" track listing:
Goddess Of Death
Obscurities Of Darkness
Rest In Peace
Until Our Death
Shadows Of The Past
Last Rites
In Death We Meet
Darkness Fades Life [Bonus]
Troops Of Doom [Bonus - Sepultura Cover]
Live Tracks [Available on the LP only]
Shadows Of The Past
Obscurities Of Darkness

3 June 2015


"War Chronichles: A History of  Obliteration" is the title of the upcoming compilation of demos and rare unreleased tracks celebrating 10  years of NUCLEARHAMMER!!! It will be released on CD throughn Black Goat Terrorist Records soon, featuring tracks from "Existence of Abhorrence" [2007 EP] and "Immortalized Hatred" [2006 demo], "Tyrants of Cruelty" [2006 demo], "Rehearsal '07" and a few select tracks from the very first "Nuclear Rehearsals" [2006 demo]. 

2 June 2015


Last year an event of great importance took place in Chilean scene and worldwide, since old–school death metal band ATOMIC AGGRESSOR released their debut album "Sights of Suffering" almost 30 years after its formation.  The band remained true to its roots and embraces the old school spirit with the same darkness, passion and fury of the old days, something CTODP respects and hails. Here is the interview with guitarist Enrique Zuñiga...

Hi Enrique, everything ok? Now a few months after the release of “Sights of Suffering”, your debut full length, how does it feel after so many years that you recorded your first demo in 1989?
Hi! Everything ok. The release of our album was our main objective since the reunion, so we’re very happy about it. It has received very good reviews everywhere, and the reaction of the people in concerts has been great too.
Tell about the recording, what was the recording process was? How long did it take the band to agree on the final product?
The album was recorded between December 2013 and March 2014, at Pulsar Estudios in Santiago. The recording process had several problems and delays, but we are very satisfied with the result. I think the sound reflects well what we were looking for. We wanted to sound good, but not modern or overproduced. We conceived the album like a continuation of the story we left unfinished in 1991.
After listening to the whole album it´s obvious that the band´s spirit remains pure to its roots, how would you describe the style on the album?  
Thanks! That was our intention. I would call it old school Death Metal, with some Thrash influences. Since the old days, our main inspiration sources are Possessed and old Morbid Angel. In fact, to recover our style after so many years separated wasn’t easy at all. It took us some time to be satisfied with the new stuff we were creating.
Can you explain the lyrical contents of the album? Where do you draw your inspiration for the lyrics?
Lyrics are mainly inspired by H. P. Lovecaft and the mythology he created. Usually are stories about dark cults and the intervention of ancient gods in human life. There are some anti-christian themes too.
If I´m not wrong, you conceived and executed the artwork for “Bloody Ceremonial” and then you used a similar concept on subsequent releases,  is it a visual projection of your music? Can you try to explain the artwork concept of “Sights of Suffering”?
I have made all the artwork for the band until now, except for the 7” split released by Grinder magazine and Doomentia Records (Unbodied Rites). Each cover has it’s own concept, but there is a certain common style. It’s hard to say that it’s a projection of our music.
The Sights of Suffering cover represents a bunch of suffering souls under the influence of dark arts.
Hells Headbangers released “Sights…” you are working with them since the release of “Rise of the Ancient Ones”, how did you get linked with them?
Our former drummer Pablo Clares got the contact. Since that moment, Chase have been a great support for the band.
They also released the split 7” with Death Yell, I know both bands have a strong brotherhood, so I´m sure both enjoyed to be featured on a split release…
Atomic Aggressor is part of the second generation of Chilean extreme metal bands, along with Death Yell, Sadism, Torturer and others. So we have a special relationship with all those guys. It was great to record a split with our friends of Death Yell. Besides it was the first song they recorded since their reunion.
Talking about 7”s, Grinder mag released a 7” featuring Atomic Aggressor and Unholy war, tell us about this release.
I remember we were on the road to a gig in Valparaíso, and Andrés of Grinder Magazine was in the van with us. He told me that the magazine was about to be published in Europe including 7” records with every future issue. So he offered to us the opportunity of appearing in the first split along with Unholy War, an old band of friends dissolved in the early 90’s.
The chosen song for the split was Unbodied Rites… one of my personal favorites from Sights of Suffering.
In your early days, Bloody Ceremonial had a huge impact on the Chilean scene and in South America, How do you look back at Bloody Ceremonial nowadays, what kind of memories do you have on the recording session?
“Bloody Ceremonial” was recorded in a studio called Rec, in Santiago. The sound engineer was José Luis Corral, who was also a big metal fan. In that studio there was a special price for metal bands who wanted to record a demo, so we took the opportunity.
It was our first experience in a recording studio, so everything was new for us. It was a humble production, but we learned a lot with it.
The reaction to the demo was awesome. Great reviews in a lot of fanzines in Chile and some other countries.
Chilean scene was very active and many demos began to be published in a short period of time, do you have any favorite from those days?
There were a lot of great demos. I think my favorites are Pentagram demo 1 and 2, Sadism “From the Perpetual Dark” and Darkness Demo 1.    
TORTURER and SADISM achieved to record the debut LP.  But you and DEATH YELL that were considered by many the reference bands of the scene and having international recognition couldn´t get to the debut album, in your case, what could be the cause(s) for this.  You even got an offer for a full length album from a strong label like Peaceville, why did the band break up 1992
Some time after the second demo, our drummer Pablo decided to quit the band. It was after we had some great shows and we were very surprised and shocked by his decision. After that we began the search for a new drummer again, but we started to lose the motivation to keep the band alive. Besides that, the 3 members had other priorities growing and new responsibilities. We often think about the great opportunity we lost with Peaceville.
Same thing happened to PENTAGRAM, who saw the release of their full length last year, what´s your opinion about PENTAGRAM and “The Malefice?
The story of Pentagram have some coincidences with our story. For me they are one of the greatest metal bands in Chile, but the album didn’t filled my expectations. I mean it’s a very good album, but there are many riffs that remember the old songs a lot.

Afterwards you joined SADISM and recorded three albums with them,  how was your time with them? What have the  other  guys  did?
Sadism are our brothers too. I joined them in 1997 and left in 2009. I had a great time in that band, including some great gigs with Kreator, Sodom, Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel in Santiago, and with Hate Eternal in Brazil. Sadism now has some new members and a new album out.
I interviewed VULCANO a few months ago, who are one of the very few bands that have released an official live album before a studio album? You released in 2013 “Live ceremonial” how did you initially have the idea of recording the live album? did you feel a special vibe during the show?
The recording of Live Ceremonial wasn’t very much planned. The album was delayed and we wanted to release something new. We seized the opportunity in a gig in December 2012, because our friends of Torturer were recording a DVD and had the set up ready to record audio. They offered to share the expenses and we accepted it.
The band celebrates 30 years of existence in 2015, what can you remember of the early days? What was the main inspiration to start playing as ATOMIC AGGRESSOR and which bands influenced you?
Yes, 30 years!!! 
But we were separated for 15 years in between.
At the beginning I had a lot of influences, including Venom, Slayer, Mercyful Fate, but when I listened to Sodom “In the sign of evil” and Celtic Frost “Morbid Tales” I decided to start a band. But for me the band really started in 1988, when we decided to play death metal and recruited Alejandro and Jaime. In that moment we defined Possessed and Morbid Angel as our main influences.
How did you live the Chilean scene back then, what were your feelings and thoughts from the inside?
The Chilean scene was very amateur but there was a lot of talent and friendship. We had a lot of gigs and usually the sound quality was awful, but the fans always supported the bands. There were a lot of fanzines too. I think Chilean scene was specially active and productive for a small and poor country.
If I´m not wrong there were many shows back then, and a lot of bands came from abroad to play in Chile, do you remember any special show?
In Santiago there were 2 main venues: a small stadium called Manuel Plaza and an old theater called Sala Lautaro. There were gigs almost every weekend. I remember shows with some bands from Brazil and Uruguay, like Vulcano, Angkor Vat and Inner Sanctum. [CULT and amazing bands! - Chris]

Personally I´d say that the Chilean scene was as prolific  as the Brazilian scene but without the existence of a label like Cogumelo records,  would you dare to say that if a strong label lie Cogumelo in Chile supporting all those young but talented bands the Chilean scene could have had a major impact outside South America?
Certainly to have a record label could have been a great support for the Chilean bands in those years. Chile is a very remote and small country, so it’s been always harder for Chilean bands to be noticed in the rest of the world.
Are there any chances of touring Europe soon?
Yes, there are!!! We are now working on it, but I can’t give any details right now. It will happen during 2015. Very soon we will inform about that.
What´s the strangest place and the most shocking one that you have been?
In Chile under the dictatorship of Pinochet.
Tell us about the next steps of the band.
During 2015 we will do more gigs in Chile and maybe other places to promote Sights of Suffering. After that, there are not fixed plans. I think we will start writing some new stuff.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I would like to thank you for the interview and for help us on the promotion of Sights of Suffering. Keep it brutal!