SETH Streaming New Song

French black metal innovators SETH are streaming the second new track from their forthcoming album, The Howling Spirit. The album is slated for a North American release date on June 11. The song, titled One Ear to the Earth, One Eye on Heaven is streaming here. The full track listing and the artwork can be found below:


  1. In Aching Agony
  2. Killing My Eyes
  3. One Ear to the Earth, One Eye on Heaven
  4. Howling Prayers (Act I)
  5. He Whose Heart Is Heavy with Sin
  6. Ten Barrels (A Scourge for the World, a Plague for His Soul)
  7. Scars Born from Bleeding Stars
  8. Howling Prayers (Act II)
  9. Mort-luisant
  10. Dicing with Death

SETH previously released a lyric video for the song Scars Born from Bleeding Stars here. The long-defunct band became reactivated following the 2012 re-release of their critically acclaimed 1998 debut Les Blessures de I’Ame. The reissue is re-mastered and includes two bonus tracks and brand new artwork and is currently available via Season of Mist on CD and hand-numbered, double gatefold LP limited to 500 copies.

Regarding the new incarnation of the band, band leader Heimoth issued the following statement:

“This is some exceptional moment for us as weare now officially back on the very same label that released our first album in ’98 and I guess this truly makes our recent comeback even more worthwhile. Both parts have taken different directions for more than 10 years but we are thrilled to unveil The Howling Spirit together. I personally feel this is a significant step forward born from the special relationship the band and SOM have had through the years.”

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IMPENDING DOOM Enter Studio, Announce Tour Dates

Southern California juggernauts IMPENDING DOOM entered The Machine Shop (SUICIDE SILENCE, LAMB OF GOD) in  Belleville, NJ this week to start working on their next LP with producer Will Putney.

Bassist David Sittig weighs in on where the band stands in the process:

“The material is our best and heaviest work without a doubt. The chemistry between the five of us this time has been different and very unique. Our original guitarist Manny Contreras re-joined the band and we all could not be happier with what he has brought to the table. This is the Impending Doom album you have been waiting for!”

This untitled new effort will be the band’s followup to Baptized in Filth released in 2012. The band toured extensively for that record including last year’s Metal Alliance Tour. Their singles Murderer and Deceiver became highly successful music videos, which can be seen below.

6/7/13 Bakersfield, CA – Rockin’ Roots
*headline date

6/21/13 Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina

6/22/13 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater

6/23/13 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

6/24/13 Abilene, TX – The Backroom

6/25/13 Oklahoma City, OK – Chameleon Room

6/26/13 Newport, KY – Thompson House

6/27/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose

6/28/13 Mt. Union, PA – Creation Fest East

6/29/13 Allentown, PA – Pennsylvania Deathbed Fest

7/17/13 Willmar, MN – Sonshine Fest

8/10/13 Enumclaw, WA – Enumclaw Expo Center

IMPENDING DOOM are Brook Reeves on vocals, Manny Contreras on guitar, David Sittig on bass and Brandon “B-Town” Trahan on drums.
Deceiver (Official Video)

Murderer (Official Video)

SODOM First Week Chart Numbers Revealed

Epitome Of Torture was released in Germany on April 26, in Europe on April 29 and in the US/Canada on May 7 as limited digi-pak (incl. 2 bonus tracks +poster), double gatefold LP, standard version and download.

SODOM – First Week Chart Entries for Epitome Of Torture Revealed

Germany: 32 (highest chart entry in the band`s career)

Finland: 86

Switzerland: 87

German Media Markt / Saturn Charts: 19

US Billboard Top New Artist: 25

US Billboard Heatseekers: 25

SODOM released their first video Stigmatized from their new studio album Epitome Of Torture.

SODOM live 2013

18.05. MEX-Guadalajara – Hell&Heaven Metalfest

19.05. MEX-Mexico City – Circo Volador

24.05. FI-Hyvinkaeae – Steelfest Open Air

30.05. D-Geiselwind – Beastival Festival

15.06. D-Ahnsbeck – Break The Ground Festival

22.06. PL-Jaworzno – Metalfest

29.06. D-Roitzschjora – With Full Force Festival

06.07. IND-Bangalore – Bangalore Open Air Festival

11.07. D-Neukirchen/Vluyn – Dong Open Air

26.07. D-Wohrtal/Langendorf – Ragnarock Open Air

27.07. D-Chemnitz/Mittelbach – Rock im Betonwerk

06.09. D-Nauen – Rock For Roots Festival

14.09. I-Milano – Rock Hard Festival Italy

15.-16.11. D-Weissenhäuser StrandMetal Hammer Paradise

HPGD Productions Announce SEPTORY, SADISTIK FOREST Split Album

Horror Pain Gore Death ProductionsHorror Pain Gore Death Productions will release a split CD between Russia’s premiere Death Metal band SEPTORY and Finland’s own SADISTIK FOREST (featuring Markus Makkonen of HOODED MENACE). This CD is part of the HPGD “Price Slasher” series and will be released on June 25.

Below is the official description:

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions brings together two of the sickest Death Metal bands in the world for a killer split! Septory are the fastest rising Death Metal band in Russia at the moment. Featuring members of cult Death Metal act Bestial Deform and Black Metal horde Khashm, their brand of traditional yet innovative Death Metal is highly recommended for fans of Deicide, Vader and early Cannibal Corpse. After releasing the Rotting Humanity EP in 2006, Septory put out their crushing debut World War Chaos in 2008, followed by the destructive Seductive Art Profane in 2011. Their strong HPGD debut features a deadly collection of new anthems of evil, old school Death Metal and includes a cover of Bestial Deform’s Three Days Since Dead. An absolutely crushing offering!

Finland’s Sadistik Forest is Death Metal four piece from Oulu and includes Markus Makkonen of Hooded Menace on vocals/bass. The band has often been compared to such names as Bolt Thrower, Morbid Angel, Terrorizer, Vader, Napalm Death, Sodom and early Sepultura. Relentless, punishing and unforgiving, their aural assault is a concoction of early 90’s Death Metal, Grindcore and 80’s Thrash. After releasing their self-titled debut in 2010, SF released the brutal Death, Doom, Radiation in 2012. This recording features three brand new originals and a cover version of the Seth Putnam‘s/Thor’s collabaration Throwing Cars at People (On Coke With Thor). This is the 4th entry in the Price Slasher series that delivers high quality sickness at the lowest price possible. Prepare to headbang!

You can pre-order your copy for only $8 including shipping at

Cover art:

Listen to two full tracks from this release at and 



1. Intro
2. Crescendo Of Evil Soul
3. Three Days Since Dead (Bestial Deform cover)
4. Labyrinths Of Death
Sadistik Forest
5. Bound To Die
6. Illusion Of Freedom
7. Mutilated Mind
8. Throwing Cars At People (On Coke With Thor)

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amr_logo_smal_570This September 7 and 8, Spread the Metal Records will host the annual Spread the Metal Festival in Toronto, ON.

The festival will see 100% of its profits donated to Kiva, a non-profit organization, which helps people around the world to lift themselves out of poverty.

Headlining the festival will be Suffocation, with additional headliners to be announced at a later date. Direct support will be provided by The Agonist, Augury and Skull Fist.

Additional support bands include Beheading of a King, The Catalyst, Edge of Attack, Deathpoint, Crimson Shadows, Nephelium, Hallows Die, Evertrapped, Answer With Metal and Sanktuary.
To complement the festival itself, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva.

Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival (including some that aren’t), guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec!

Full list of available perks below on the crowd funding page:

BANDS, VENUE, and other DETAILS to be announced soon!!!

For more info, please visit these links:

2 Day Festival Pass Available here: (Individual day passes on sale June 1st)

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Halifax Edition –

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