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Carsten Otterbach (1970-2018) Founding member of Morgoth and longtime Century Media A&R has died.

My first memory of Morgoth is reading a lukewarm review of Cursed that said something like “the songs aren’t so much songs as compositions, like Mozart throwing around baby blocks — 3 stars.” That sounded right up my alley, so a few years later I bought Odium on cassette and that was it. The intensity of Marc Grewe’s vocal performance and clarity of the mix hit me first, but it was the guitar tones and strangeness of…

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Erik Lindmark (1972-2018) Unique Leader Records and Deeds of Flesh mainman has passed away.

Bummed to share this update from Unique Leader Records: It is with great sadness that we must announce that our CEO & Founder, Erik Lindmark, passed away today after battling with Cirrhosis. The indelible mark he has left on the Death Metal genre is monumental, both as a business man and as a musician. After building this label from scratch with his Deeds bandmates, Erik took Unique Leader to a level he had never expected…

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Decibel announce 2019 tour lineup & dates Spoiler alert: Hope you like OSDM

Damn, this is amazing. Not a whiff of metalcore or djent this time around and Trey’s even promising to play some Vincent-era tunes. Note that it’s CANNIBAL CORPSE and MORBID ANGEL coheadlining until the last week when Cannibal drops off and IMMOLATION comes on board as direct support. NECROT and BLOOD INCANTATION are on board for the endurance. Press Release The lineup for the 2019 Decibel Magazine Tour once again breaks new ground, as legendary death metallers Cannibal…

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Ola Lindgren remixes Derketa Midwest death/doomsters give the keys to their 2012 album to Grave's main man

Got this email from DERKETA today: Thank you for checking us out on Bandcamp! I wanted to let you all know that I have updated our Bandcamp site with our remixed version of the In Death We Meet album. If you are not aware, we had the album remixed by Ola Lindgren from the band GRAVE. For those who have already downloaded the original version, you are able to download this version for free in addition…

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More details about the new Cancer album Title, artwork and tracklist revealed and preorder available

  More details on the new CANCER album, Shadow Gripped. The big news for me is it was produced by SIMON EFEMY (Foel Studios). Simon also produced and engineered Cancer’s Sins of Mankind (1993) and Black Vanity (1995), as well as all of PARADISE LOST’s classics, CROWBAR’s Broken Glass, NAPALM DEATH’s comeback albums and many more. His involvement bodes well for a big, clean production. Also learned that Anders Nyström of BLOODBATH put in a guest appearance. Formats: Black vinyl Red…

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Hate Eternal return this October with “Upon Desolate Sands” New drummer, new album — first song released!

Rutan & co. return with their followup to 2015’s Infernus (Season of Mist) on October 26th! Rutan and J.J. Hrubovcak return on guitar/vox & bass, respectively but Hannes Grossman replaces Chason Westmoreland on drums. Eliran Kantor provides amazing art once again. Assuming Rutan produced & mixed at Mana Studios. From SEASON OF MIST: Legendary death metal juggernaut HATE ETERNAL return with Upon Desolate Sands, their heaviest and most ambitious album to date. Helmed by extreme metal luminary Erik…

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“Death…is Just the Beginning” is also a tour Hypocrisy and Kataklysm to co-headline Europe this October

This was announced way back in April, but bears repeating now that we’re a bit closer to the dates and NUCLEAR BLAST has announced the resurrection of the Death…is Just the Beginning compilation series this tour is taking its name from. From Nuclear Blast: Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM announce that they will be teaming up with Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY for a European co-headline tour! After several years without any touring activities, the band with Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, LINDEMANN) is…

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Unleashed announce new album for 2018 "Hunt for the White Christ" due out on Napalm Records October 6th

Update: First song is out and it rips. YouTube embed below. Like and share that shit. From NAPALM RECORDS: The Hunt For White Christ is the fourth album in the continued story line of the World of Odalheim and their Midgard warriors – a story authored by Johnny Hedlund himself, comprising of the past, present, and what Hedlund’s deems as the future of the Viking traditions and values. The album was recorded in the spring of…

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“Death…is Just the Beginning” returns Nuclear Blast are reviving their classic death metal compilation series

Nuclear Blast are reviving their old Death …is Just the Beginning death metal compilation series and for anyone old to remember geeking out over the first few installments of this series (before they turned it into video compilations and started putting power metal bands on it) or Roadrunner’s similar At Death’s Door series, it looks like they may be doing it right. Right off the bat, the cover art is solidly in line with the early entries.…

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Frank Mullen’s last ride Suffocation's legendary vocalist plans one last hurrah

Sad to see the day: “Hello my friends — so this is it, after 30 years of being a part of this amazing band, which I have had the opportunity to tour the world and bring our music to the sickest fans on the planet, it has come to this time — I bid you a farewell. “I would like to thank first and foremost, all of my brothers in SUFFOCATION who I have shared…

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