First full-length from Norwegian band. Wait for no more but old-school tunes, death/thrash metal with mid tempos.
Format – CD
First full-length from Norwegian band. Wait for no more but old-school tunes, death/thrash metal with mid tempos.
Format – CD
Soon will be out new CD release: AETERNUM, black/death metalhorde from United Kingdom! Wait for the news!
Derek and Mike started the band in 2008 as a two piece band. After needing a bass player for some time they caught the attention of Steve. Steve performed with Aggravator on bass until 2010 when he left the band. In September of 2010 Jesse joined on lead guitar and Tristan joined on bass and Aggravator had a complete line up. They recorded their Seven Swords demo shortly after and are due to hit the studio in early 2011 to bring the Thrash to the masses.
Scorched-Earth had its origins in the one-man band project Nazgul, founded by Terry McCorriston in 1994. After one demo, “Under Blood Red Eyes”, the band’s name was re-christened “Scorched-Earth” in 1995 and McCorriston set out to form a full band to fully express S-E’s Metal Of Extermination. After several line-up changes, their first CD “Thy Kingdom Crushed” was recorded in 1999 with the line-up of Terry on guitar and vocals, Scott Sanders on drums, Mike Kapsiak on guitar and Sanford Johnson on bass. Released in early 2000, it met with favor in the underground and is now sold out. Drawing from the cult thrash feel as well as modern Death Metal influences, “Thy Kingdom Crushed” stood alone in its uniqueness and ruthlessness.
After going through some lineup changes, the band recorded and released “Gods, Kings, and Conquerors” in 2003. This time out they were a three piece, with new drummer Joshua Hanenburg stepping into the fold. “Gods, Kings, and Conquerors” was even more vicious than the previous CD, and fans received it like rabid wolves. Ted Cohn was then recruited to join in on guitar, and the band played many shows in the US and Canada in support of this album. “Gods, Kings & Conquerors”, like its predecessor, is now sold out.
Scorched-Earth then set to work on their next album, “Devils In Iron”. Recorded in April 2005, it had been suspended in Limbo for various reasons until March of 2007, when Conqueror Wyrm Records stepped up and unleashed the release. This album was the band’s most ruthless they’d put out by then, successfully merging their warlike Thrash with the iron hand of Doom. “Devils In Iron” met with acclaim, even making two of Metal Maniacs’ writers’ lists for “best of 2007” (Ryan Bartek & Nathan T. Birk). The band again set out on annihilating the Western US and Canada in their quest to present themselves as an utterly ruthless live act.
Now. 2010: The Year We Make Combat. The year that ushers in the creation of “Mars”, the 4th and most epic album Scorched-Earth has yet unveiled. First released on cassette version by the tape-only label NoVisible Scars, “Mars” contains nine warhymns that tell a tale of two planets: One that would conquer the other in religious fanaticism and the other that welcomes it to drown them in their own blood. “Mars” is the latest chapter in the band’s unrelenting blackened Thrash assault, and is an absolute worthy effort of the gods themselves.
Scorched-Earth has already set in motion several live assaults along the West Coast to herald the coming of “Mars”. More are to come, leaving no blade of grass in their wake. The band have shared the stage and toured with many US and International acts over their long existence and have a virulent following in their native Pacific Northwest and beyond. The warlords of “Mars” have arrived, and the world will fall to the spearhead from space….
The crossover band Angel Butcher was formed in the 80’s in Araguari/MG (Triângulo Mineiro). AxBx’s first lineup (1986-1990) released 4 demo tapes (one with Wagner Lamounier of Sarcófago as a special guest), played with bands from the brazilian underground scene like Vodu, Genocídio, PxUxSx, Megatrash, Cirrhosis, Nosferatu and others, then in the beginning of the 90’s the band decided to call it quits.
In 2003, 13 years after the disband, drummer and founder Manu “Joker” (U-Ganga, ex-Sarcófago, ex-Nuts) and guitarist Maurício “Desecrator” (Krofader, ex-John No Arms, ex–Nuts, ex-Cuspindo Marimbondo, who also played with AxBx for a short time in the 80’s) decided to reunion with the help of their friend Édson “Lunaris” (Loucomotive) on the bass. Basically, the propose was having fun playing old songs and some covers, but the old chemistry was flamed and new songs were made.
The “reunion show” was in February 2004 in Uberaba/MG with the band Deadly Side and after one year they played on the same city opening for hardcore bands like Calibre 12 e Lobotomia with their final lineage with Kim “Beermosh” (ex-John No Arms, ex-Cuspindo Marimbondo as bass/vocals) and Wesley “Paulista” (Olorum, ex-Seu Juvenal, ex-Sonoridade Agressiva on the second guitar).
Besides working and playing with their own side-projects (Uganga, Krofader and Seu Juvenal), the members from AxBx released their firs album “25 Years Bleeding Ears”(Metal Soldiers- Incêndio Discos – 2010) with 6 new songs and all the old demos remasterized by the old tapes.
NALVAGE were created by Paolo, Mau, Amaral and Luca on Autumn 2002 in Naples (Italy).
In March 2003 the band entered the studio to record a 2 tracks Promo: “2 Hymns: Countless Corpses”. This Promo was exclusively used to start the live activity.
In 2 years of existence, Nalvage gathered a satisfying amount of live experiences, playing all across Italy along with other underground metal bands and also with historical acts as Necrodeath and Infernal Poetry.
Band reached the final night of the first edition of Metal Hammer’s ‘Battle of the Metal Bands’ contest in Milan.
In Autumn 2004 Nalvage entered again the studio to record the EP “Idiosyncratical Armageddon”, an abortion of death/black metal with brutal assaults and cold melodic explosions, based on a socio-philosophic concept about the transcendence of the Being.
In the winter 2006, Paolo left Nalvage for personal reasons and was replaced by Andrea Tilberis from the doom metal band called “Embrace my Ruin”.
In the spring 2008 the band enterd the Nero Sound Studios (located in Naples) to record the first full-length CD entitled “Worship Dehumanization” with recording/mixing/mastering done by Michele Pirozzi.
After the recordings, Tilberis left the band and was replaced by Ivano.
“Worship Dehumanization” has been released by Dead Center Productions in collaboration with distro/label Wings Of Destructions, and contains pure death-black metal with brutal and technical passages in veins of Hate, Behemoth, Aborted and Decapitated.
In the spring 2010 Carlo joined the band, settling the line-up with another guitar, thus the band is ready to act on-stage and it’s currently searching for gigs.
In the meantime Nalvage is writing new material for the second full-length to be release in the next year and so we’re again searching for a label interested for a production/distribution of the future album.
Pathogen was formed in the early days of January 2001, at the apocalyptic city of San Pablo, Philippines by Willie Desamero (Guitar/Vocals) with the idea of forming a death metal band which will play with the stylistic elements of the classic death metal bands from the late 80’s and early 90’s and will be combined by their various extreme metal influences of thrash, grind, black and doom to forge their own signature death metal sound. Willie then recruited band members, Alex Alfonso (Bass Guitar), and Allan Hernandez (Drums) and the first series of rehearsals and live gigs were initiated around their hometown. A second guitar player, Erwin Javier, was added three months later and the band worked on their first demo tape, “Invoking Disease” which was released in July 2001. It was a 3 song demo filled with simplistic guitar riffs and arrangements, highly influenced by early Tiamat and Celtic Frost. The band, then promoted the demo through the underground tape trading network. Although only about 40-50 copies of the tape were spread out, Pathogen was asked to participate in several compilation releases such as the Metal Havoc ‘zine compilation tape and Maelstrom 666 Compilation CD-r in Thailand, among others. After a period of inactivity in late 2001 to mid 2002, due to unstable line-up, the band finally recruited bassist Erikk Calabia and drummer Vic Jarlego and started working on songs for their next release, the infamous ‘Into The Subconscious Void’ demo, recorded and released in 2004, bolstering a much more stronger songwriting and musicianship. This demo CD-r was heavily circulated in the underground demo trading network which garnered them much acclaim by fans and fanzines alike. The demo was even re-released by Nihilistic Music Productions, Brazil on tape in 2005 and once again on CD-r with bonus live tracks by Canada’s Skull Fucking Metal Records in 2006 furthering Pathogen’s death metal plague onslaught. Plans of recording the first full-length album went underway in early 2007. New bassist Nino Aranza was also inducted into the ranks in June 2007 and by September the same year the recording of their first album, “Blasphemous Communion” was finished. Originally released in a D.I.Y. CD-r format in October 2007 and was spread out like a vicious chemical fog to the unsuspecting underground scene, resulting in wide acclaim and was released on several formats world-wide and ultimately committed to unholy vinyl LP by Iron Bonehead Productions, Germany in 2009 despite being viciously raw and under-produced this release made a tremendous mark in the world wide underground metal scene that will never be erased. A split release with Philippine death metal legends, Brimstone In Fire was initiated in 2008 entitled “All Flesh Fades” and was issued on pro-CD by Brute Productions, Thailand, the same year. For Pathogen, this was a dream come true, because Brimstone In Fire was one of the local bands that Pathogen puts in very high regard for their incredible musicianship and mind-bending songwriting that is totally ground-breaking and innovative. Much of 2009 was spent creating and rehearsing songs for the second Pathogen album, ‘Miscreants Of Bloodlusting Aberrations’ which was then recorded on September-October of 2009. A release that saw Pathogen having a more mature and powerful song-writing and combining a rather diverse metallic influences without sacrificing the bands’ ferocious aggression and musical dexterity. Several record deals we’re negotiated with various labels but none of them pushed through, with the exception of Satanized Productions, France which released the now sold-out cassette edition. The band continued on releasing ‘Miscreants…’ on their own D.I.Y. format, a solid testament to Pathogen’s affinity with D.I.Y. underground ethics and traditions and being true to their roots. Finally in 2012, Germany’s Dunkelheit Produktionen deemed ‘Miscreants Of Bloodlusting Aberrations’ worthy of having a proper release, and a deal to release it on pro-CD and unholy vinyl LP was struck and is scheduled to be released in early 2013 at the latest. 2010 to 2012 has proven to be busy years for Pathogen in terms of creativity and releases. With each successive year composing and releasing a seemingly endless stream of new materials, including their third album, ‘Forged In The Crucible Of Death’ (2010) which sees the band adding early influences from their early demo years such as Celtic Frost/Hellhammer, and Onslaught among their more recent sound. This album would be released on CD version in 2012 by Old Temple records, Poland featuring an incredible cover artwork drawn by the infamous Joel ‘Necronos’ Santiago of Nigrapokalipsis Fanzine. In early 2011 the band released a collection of demos for their 10th year anniversary entitled, “Barbaric Desolation” which was released on limited edition cassette tape by Dethrone Records. Also on World Metal Day, November 11, 2011, Pathogen unleashes the infamous ‘Lust Of Evil’ EP on high quality professional cassette tape through Afterlife Productions, Malaysia this release featured four previously unreleased studio tracks and a cover of ‘Rites Of The Tyrant’ originally by Malaysian death metal megaliths, Brain Dead. A vinyl 7-inch version of ‘Lust Of Evil’ is also in the works which will feature alternate remixes of two songs on the tape plus a cover of ‘Another Destructive Century’ from 80’s Philippine anarcho-punk/crust luminaries, Intoxication Of Violence. This should be released sometime in 2012 by Slap Bet Records, Singapore. Another Pathogen cassette EP is slated for July/August, 2012 release by Canadian label, The Northern Cold Productions entitled ‘Gryphon’ will also feature 4 previously unreleased studio tracks and 4 previously unreleased live tracks on limited edition professional tape. The band experienced another line-up change with the exit of long-time guitarist Erwin Javier leaving the band due to personal reasons and being replaced by Jervish Alcos of Rabies. A split release with Canadian Death Metal stalwarts, Auroch is also scheduled for 2012. The band is currently writing new musical atrocities for their fourth album which is scheduled to be recorded in 2013…