Full Album Stream: The purveyors of “the perfect blend of black metal and southern badassery (with crushing brutality, sick melodies and an overall approach that simply rocks)”, Frenchmen GLORIOR BELLI, have their new full-length album called ‘Gator Rumble, Chaos Unfurls’ streamed in full below, courtesy the label. GLORIOR BELLI's fifth LP is out since October 29th, 2013 in Europe and since November 12th in North America on Agonia Records. The band has even filmed and released a video in support of the record, a well known unresolved issue they had with their previous label, Metal Blade Records, ‘Backwoods Bayou’, available for your viewing pleasure below. Get your own copy of ‘Gator Rumble, Chaos Unfurls’ here (Agonia store), or here (GLORIOR BELLI store). Additionally, GLORIOR BELLI long-time drummer has been recently sadly diagnosed with a serious condition, “forcing him to quit drumming for a long while, if not forever”. The band are looking for a new session/live drummer, preferably established in France or Denmark (“but not necessarily if you’re willing to invest time and effort...”). Visit GLORIOR BELLI Facebook page for further details if interested:
GLORIOR BELLI crept out from the temperamental suburbs of Paris in December 2002. What started as a notorious duo soon became a remarkable beast, acting as a beacon for everyone looking to free themselves of the influence of the Demiurge. A symbolic demo, ‘Evil Archaic Order’, was released in June 2004, followed by their first full-length album, ‘Ô Lavdate Dominvs’, in May 2005. GLORIOR BELLI's sophomore album, ‘Manifesting The Raging Beast’, was released in June 2007 via Southern Lord Records followed by ‘Meet Us At The Southern Sign’, which ravaged unsuspecting ears in June 2009 via Candlelight Records. GLORIOR BELLI continued on their twisted and unique way in 2011; a tremendous journey through dark deserts and evil swamps with Lucifer as a personal guide, ‘The Great Southern Darkness’, was released in September 2011 through Metal Black Records.
GLORIOR BELLI features: Julien – guitar, bass and vocals, JHM. – drums, S. – bass and Q. – guitar
Full Album Stream: TEMPLE OF BAAL's fourth album ‘Verses Of Fire’ is available for your listening pleasure below; the album is out in Europe since October 29th, 2013, and since November 12th in North America through Agonia Records. Available as digipack CD, limited double LP and extra limited gold LP (66 copies only), get ‘Verses Of Fire’ here (Agonia store). Reportedly inspired by Aleister Crowley, the life of Keith Richards and the writings of author Bill Bryson, the album was recorded at Hybreed Studios with Andrew Guillotin and its art created by AAAA Atelier:
Formed in 1998 in Paris, France, TEMPLE OF BAAL thus far released four full-lengths and numerous splits. Their debut LP released in 2003 on Oaken Shield Records, ‘Servants Of The Beast’, featured Amduscias on vocals and guitar, Arkdaemon on bass and Herr Rick on drums. Antares replaced Herr Rick on drums on 2005's LP ‘Traitors To Mankind’, and the band's first release through their current label, 2009's ‘Lightslaying Rituals’, saw the addition of guitarist Alastor.
TEMPLE OF BAAL features: Amduscias – vocals and guitar, Saroth – guitar and backing vocals, Arkdaemon – bass and backing vocals and Skvm - drums
Full Album Stream: It’s what Pitchfork said: “If you liked to hear CELTIC FROST and DARKTHRONE go out searching for something strange, OBLITERATION wields that weirdness like a newborn superpower.” I don’t know what exactly they meant with what they said about OBLITERATION, but OBLITERATION do sound excitingly weird. Their third album, ‘Black Death Horizon’, is out on vinyl in Europe since November the 8th, 2013 (November 12th in North America on Relapse Records) and can be enjoyed in full below and acquired through Relapse store here, through Indie Recordings (vinyl only) here, or via iTunes:
OBLITERATION come from Kolbotn, Norway, home to many a fine Norwegian band. Formed in 2001, OBLITERATION was assigned to Tyrant Syndicate, a sub-label of Peaceville records run by DARKTHRONE's Nocturno Culto. OBLITERATION released their debut album, ‘Perpetual Decay’ in 2007. In 2009, the band unleashed their second album, ‘Nekrospalms’, through Norwegian label Fysisk Format to rave reviews and even “Osloprisen” for “Best Album in 2009”. “Well well well,” apparently commented DARKTHRONE's Fenriz modestly “What we have here is the second album of the Kolbotn maniacs, [who] have, with this recording, succeeded what we [DARKTHRONE] attempted on our ‘Soulside Journey’ and ‘Goatlord’ albums – a death metal masterpiece.”
OBLITERATION features: Didrik Telle – bass, Kristian Valbo – drums, Arlid Myren Torp – gutar and Sindre Solem – vocals and guitar
Formed in 1986 in Enschende, Netherlands, PESTILENCE was initially influenced by
And last but not least, SATAN'S WRATH. Their only this-worldly representation comes in form of Metal Blade Records who keep faithfully unleashing their blasphemous music upon this sorry world. In 2012, SATAN'S WRATH recorded ‘Galloping Blasphemy’ (“Die!!!! White witch die!!!! Echoes through abysmal crypts as the high priest drives the dagger in the heart of the infidels. We are nothing…slaves and minions of the archfiend. Only the hideous horned master of our Sabbaths can lead us to ecstasies of sorcery. Only there you can drink Satan's blood and burn by Lucifer's fire, only there you will find us… us…all of us witches. Hidden by the World and daylight, born again and again through centuries of terror, to live lives of the necromancers…we shall never die. Our galloping blasphemy lead us now to aeons of Satan's reign…”), and now (November 12th, 2013) comes ‘Aeons Of Satan's Reign’ (“Die!!!! White witch die!!!! Echoes through abysmal crypts as the high priest drives the dagger in the heart of the infidels. We are nothing…slaves and minions of the archfiend. Only the hideous horned master of our Sabbaths can lead us to ecstasies of sorcery. Only there you can drink Satan's blood and burn by Lucifer's fire, only there you will find us… us…all of us witches. Hidden by the World and daylight, born again and again through centuries of terror, to live lives of the necromancers…we shall never die. Our galloping blasphemy lead us now to aeons of Satan's reign…”). Visit Pitchfork here for ‘Satan's Blood, Lucifer's Fire’ hymn, and SoundCloud here (I don’t do SoundCloud anymore) for the inspiring ode called ‘Die White Witch Die’. Order your own copy of ‘Aeons Of Satan's Rage’ here (Metal Blade store), or get it on iTunes.
SATAN'S WRATH features: Tas Danazoglou – vocals, Stamos K – guitar, V – guitar, Costa – bass and Nathan Perrier - drums