SKULL, the brand new studio album from EVILE, is out .SKULL is the band's fourth album and features nine all-new tracks. The album was recorded with producer RUSS RUSSELL (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England. The artwork for the album was painted by artist ELIRAN KANTOR (TESTAMENT, SODOM, HATEBREED). EVILE frontman MATT DRAKE comments:"The time has come! We release our fourth album today, and we can't wait for it to finally be out there. We think it's our best effort yet so let's see what the metal world thinks of it…"We have tried to make something that hits you on different levels, something you can think about whilst you're running around in your living room having a good old-fashioned one-man circle pit. Hopefully this album rewards you with each listen as we think it will, and hopefully it stays in your head long after it's finished. We will see you on tour! Skull awaits your soul!!"
British thrashers EVILE will release their third album, "Five Serpents' Teeth", on September 26 via Earache Records. The CD was recorded at Parlour Studios in Kettering, U.K., with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR), who also worked on the band's previous CD, 2009's "Infected Nations".
Clean, multi-octave vocals, classic riffing, spirited melodies and a touch of progressive elements are woven into the seven tracks on the new album. Matt Barlow (Ex-Iced Earth) is a special guest on the epic 10 minute title track. The album illustration was created by Berlin based artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Evile, Hatebreed, Atheist, Sigh).
"Spiritual Genocide", the 30th-anniversary album from German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION, is scheduled for release on November 23 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf, Germany with engineer Martin Buchwalter and was mixed by Andy Classen. The album features guest appearances by Thomas "Angelripper" Such (SODOM), Andreas "Gerre" Geremia (TANKARD) and Ol Drake (EVILE). In addition, the "Mad Butcher"/"Release From Agony" lineup of DESTRUCTION — featuring guitarist Harry Wilkens and drummer Oliver Kaiser — reunited for one song.
U.K.-based crust punk death metal band THE ROTTED released its new album, "Ad Nauseam", on October 31 via Candlelight Records. The CD was recorded earlier in the year at Parlour Studio with Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR, EVILE) once again at the helm.The dark and dirty artwork for "Ad Nauseam", as drawn by the bass-playing Minister Of The Sinister The Reverend M. Trudgill can be seen below along with a "track-by-track"
The progressive German death metal band OBSCURA was founded in 2002 by guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer and drummer Jonas Baumgartl. The band caused a stir when they - out of nowhere - toured as support for SUFFOCATION on their European tour in 2006 and when they independently released their debut album 'RETRIBUTION' that same year…