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UK Thrashers SOLITARY reveal new album details

UKEM Records announced that the new SOLITARY album will be unleashed coming March 3rd.

The album is entitled “The Diseased Heart Of Society” and features cover art from Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art (Flotsam And Jetsam and many more), who also created the lyric video for the single ‘Unidentified’ (watch below):

WRETCHED SOUL signed with Ukem Records

UKEM Records announced the signing of Blackened Heavy Metal band WRETCHED SOUL.

Scheduled for a late 2016 release, UKEM Records will release their brand new album entitled “The Ghost Road” which was recorded and produced by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest’s “Painkiller”, Black Sabbath, King Diamond, Exodus, etc) and was mastered by Dan Swanö (Opeth, Dissection, Katatonia, etc).

You can listen to a preview from “The Ghost Road” streaming in the player below:

FED TO THE BOARS debut album on the way

Old school Death Metal band FED TO THE BOARS are currently in the studio recording their debut full length album for Ukem Records.

The new material follows on from their debut EP, “Family of Swine”, and promises to deliver even more Swedish styled death metal. More details and info to follow in the coming months!

REIGN OF EREBUS signs with Ukem Records

UKEM Records announced that renowned UK black metal band REIGN OF EREBUS is back and has joined the label’s roster!!

The band issued the following statement:

After a 10 year absence U.K. Black metal band Reign of Erebus is back! Founding member and vocalist/bassist, Cthonian has picked up the “reign’s” once again and is now working on a set with new members (the new line up in this unholy trinity is Cthonian on vocals/bass, Cinis on guitar and Shaun ‘Chaotic’ Black on drums). As well as songs from both the bands critically acclaimed albums “Humanracist” and “The Inversion Principle” the new line up is also working on new material which closely follows the ethos of the pure black metal rage that the band emanated a decade ago.

UKEM Records is set to release these new songs, featuring five or six tracks on an as yet untitled ‘come back’ EP with a Summer 2016 release date scheduled.

ANGMAER signed to Ukem Records

The black metal one-man band ANGMAER was recently signed to the british label UKEM RECORDS, who is now working on the debut full length release. This one-man project is said to mix faster Swedish influenced black/death metal and slower Norwegian black metal.

You can listen to the song ‘Necromantic Summoning’ streaming in the player below:

ANGMAER signed to Ukem Records

[review] THE OBSCENE – Architects of Deliverance (2013)

THE OBSCENE - Architects of Deliverance [2013]

Architects of Deliverance
(Ukem Records – 2013)

This death metal four-piece evolved from a band called Salute to the Sun and has been around since 2010, when a new singer came along and they decided to go with this new moniker, THE OBSCENE. By then, they had released a couple of demos and an EP and later, when the time got right, with the new line-up, new name and new songs they produced “The Torment of Sinners” EP, in 2011. Things were set in motion to, “Architects of Deliverance”, the long waited full-length released as last year was coming to its end.

THE OBSCENE’s music is based on three of the major extreme food groups: death metal, black metal and grindcore. With a strong leaning into the oldschool way of doing things, they sometimes remind me of Deicide and, for you Portuguese readers out there, a lot like Theriomorphic. And although you really have to decide on the black metal bits upon listening, because they’re well embedded in the classic death metal sounding tracks, I can understand why they would refer to it as one of their influences. There’s more to be said about the grindcore thing, when you’ve got songs like ‘Of Feeble Minds and Weakness’, ‘Carrion Feast’ and ‘The Man The Martyr’, never making it to the two minute mark and having both musical and vocal tastings. Overall, I guess there’s a little for everyone in here.

[reviewed by: Rui Marujo]

[review] MASOCHIST – Condemned To Grovel EP (2014)

Masochist - Condemned To Grovel_cover

MASOCHIST – Condemned To Grovel EP
(UKem Records – 2014)

From the day it was formed to the release of their first EP it took only a matter of months for MASOCHIST to successfully show the metal scene what they were all about. But this was back in 2012 and now, after a change in the vocals position and a whole lot of playing live, this West Yorkshire band is back with a new EP to spread their rotten ways around.

When I say rotten ways, I’m talking about the lyrical theme in such songs as ‘Forced Fornication’ or ‘Vomit Every Dreg’ which you can take in as the proper poetry for a band versing on death metal with some grind influences! MASOCHIST themselves aren’t shy to point out their keenness on the virtues of American styled death metal and all the clocklike precision of that kind of riffing. The good thing is that they also include other different influences as well and that served them well as the music didn’t became sterile and borderline boring as some of those mentioned acts.

Beside the death metal foundations, “Condemned to Grovel” can also give everyone a glimpse on a more extreme approach with the grinding moments found in ‘A Peeling Flesh’ and ‘Foetid Existence’! The dual vocal delivery in these two songs adds up to the aggression index and even the tempo changes are up to the task of turning this EP into a good slamming piece of extreme metal. There were a couple of times when Cannibal Corpse came to mind, but those moments quickly went by as soon as the grind parts kicked in. You should check this one out.

[reviewed by: Rui Marujo]