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ZIFIR signed with Duplicate Records

Turkish Black Metal band ZIFIR have signed a deal with Norwegian label Duplicate Records and announced that their third full-length, “Kingdom Of Nothigness”, will be released in late spring / early summer of 2017, both in CD and LP format with artwork by russian artist Vergvoktre.

ZIFIR were formed more than a decade ago, releasing two full-lengths and one split album with Cult Of Erinyes.

Listen to the track ‘769’ streaming below:

ENTHEAN guitarist Brian Kingsland joins NILE

Brian Kingsland, guitarist for Progressive Black Metal band ENTHEAN, has joined NILE as second guitarist/vocalist.

The band issued the follow statement:

Enthean will be coming out with our follow-up to 2016’s “Priests of Annihilation” this year. In the meantime, our drummer, Josh Ward, is touching up the new Rapheumets Well album, while Brian is steady with Nile. We wish nothing but the best to all of our brothers in Nile and continued support for Dallas Toler-Wade and Narcotic Wasteland!


AZARATH releasing a new album in April

Polish Black Death Metal band AZARATH will release a new album, next April 7th, on Agonia Records, with whom they recently signed.

The album was recorded in various locations between March and November 2016, mixed and mastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio and with graphic design and layout done by Mentalporn (Behemoth, Origin, Decapitated) with calligraphy provided by Ihasan Art and additional work by Holy Poison Design.


WAN – King of Evil

Norse Old-School Black Metal miscreants WAN are set to release, “Wan Way to Hell”, next February 10, via Carnal Records.

This will be their third album to date and they’ve recently shared a video for the song ‘King Of Evil’.

Watch it below:

SRD – Smrti Sel (2017)


Smrti Sel
(On Parole Records / 2017)

Since I was such a total stranger with the music and words from these Slovenians, I had to dive into “Smrti Sel” without any safety on, relying only on the belief that I would enjoy this because I read somewhere Modern Black Metal with elements of Black ‘n’ Roll! The cover artwork was also a good indicator. I really like that picture and the whole vibe it sends. I also read misanthropy and ended up finding SRD on the social media networks. I almost bathe in the irony.

SRD is a studio project turned live band, born from the creative mind of main man Goran and, I have to be honest, “Smrti Sel” sounded better the second time I played these seven tracks. In certain moments I was sent to a universe were people like Kampfar or Einherjer could have roamed and played.

Musically, I never actually felt the presence of that Misanthropy ingredient, but maybe it was mixed within the lyrics, as two of them were written in their native tongue. The obvious exception being the GG Allin cover they’ve recorded, ‘I Kill Everything I Fuck’, making it one of the good tracks found here. ‘Soci’ could be another one of those, at least here around the house it certainly was, also serving as nice closer for an album that opened with an exagerated long prologue. I could use those five minutes back. 7/10 [RM]

VILES VITAE debut out on Caverna Abismal Records

CAVERNA ABISMAL RECORDS announced the release of the debut EP from VILES VITAE, simply entitled “IV”.

This new entity in the Portuguese Black Metal underground represents the four basic elemental principles still used in ritual magic. Four elements, four songs.

Featuring experienced and known members of the Portuguese scene this band is no beginner at all. They’ve set to create exactly what they wanted to expose: the primary spirit of black metal!

Follow this link to listen to “IV” and start your pre-orders: http://cavernaabismal.us13.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=2254b48ae7cb4ec29e162586c&id=3639dd39a5&e=f06af75ba2


ROOT – Black Iris

Czech Republic Dark/Black Metal band ROOT shared a new video for the song ‘Black Iris’, taken from their latest album, “Kärgeräs – Return From Oblivion”, released last November on Agonia Records.

Check out the video below: