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Autokrator: Hammer of Heretics

March 24, 2018


Autokrator, a word that is applied to a singular person who displays absolute and unrestrained power. I would have to say that Autokrator is a fitting name for these French death metal heathens as they certainly do display absolute and unrestrained power within their new five track offering Hammer of Heretics. Pure vehement savagery and mutilating destruction is what can be found within Hammer of Heretics as Autokrator unleash five brand new devilish and flesh peeling tracks. Only when the interlude comes through your speakers are you gifted with any sort of breathing room, and even then that is being generous.

Hammer of Heretics is an incredibly suffocating release that relinquishes your life from you nearly immediately. Never is there time to rest as Autokrator unleash their furious and malignant brand of death. For four incredibly gruesome tracks you come face to face with an incredibly barbaric, unrelenting and existence erasing sound. From one track to the next Autokrator bury you under an impressive amount of death and disease leaving you to rot next to their already growing pile of corpses and strewn limbs. Hammer of Heretics is an unearthly and inhuman record, one that aims to pick you clean apart before it has concluded.

Within each track, Autokrator so viciously maim and mutilate with lobotomizing offerings of death that are only to be punctuated by reaping life expunging doom. This entire record is a sonic bloodied madhouse aiming to pulverize and claim your flesh as its own. From the first track Against Flesh and Blood onward you become under siege by a massively oppressive sound that never ceases until you have finally gasped for your last breath of stale air. Hammer of Heretics is an ever twisted and dark record that leaves you fraught with thoughts of fear as well as images of death and putrid decay.

Though only containing five tracks, Hammer of Heretics sports a pretty sizable run time giving Autokrator plenty enough time to torture and dehumanize you. This is a monstrous and noxious offering that provides you with sickening death and really nothing but. Each track is wonderfully grim, macabre and morbid making this entire record out to be incredibly deadly and vicious. This is certainly a record to keep an eye out for as it is one impressive offering.

Hammer of Heretics will be released April 10, 2018 through Krucyator Productions 

Links to follow:

You can pre-order Hammer of Heretics here and here.

Autokrator Facebook

Autokrator Bandcamp



Desekryptor/Draghkar: Split Tape EP

March 23, 2018

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Death, nothing but the pungent and vile stench of death can be found within this Desekryptor and Draghkar split. Upon pressing play the foul odor of stagnant blood and decaying entrails fill your nostrils, giving you a little bit of an insight as to what you are about to witness. This split features two tracks that are malignant, vile and blood letting as they both charge at you with murderous intent. Though this split is very short, it certainly does more than pack a punch as it aims for your jugular from the onset never to stop hacking and slashing at your throat until you are completely drained of your crimson blood and marrow.

Each of these tracks are raw and unrelenting gifting you with an intense and savage listen, one that doesn’t let you escape alive. The first offering comes from Desekryptor titled The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses. This near four minute track rains a heaping dose of blood curdling and terrorizing death down upon you leaving you covered in rot. The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses is a neck snapping ode to death itself that leaves you lying as nothing but a cloud of blood by the end. From the very beginning, this gnarled and filthy track rears its undead head to offer you up some incredibly twisted and mutilating metal of death. With disease tainted riffs, monstrous roars from an abandoned crypt and ever assaulting drumming, The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpsesis a very deadly, heavy and murderous offering.

Following The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses is Draghkar’s new track Stealing The Keys To Nothingness. Much like the rotten track before it, Stealing The Keys to Nothingness is just as a gruesome and gangrenous track. Offering up four minutes itself, Stealing The Keys to Nothingness is a grave desecrating and flesh gnashing track that starts off with a slower tempo for a short while before picking the pace up to an all out aural assault. Draghkar rumbles through minute after minute providing you with a savage, rotting and entrails spilling sound. This four minute blood drenched offering leaves you lifeless buried under cold soil.

This split between these two death metal stalwarts is a monstrous and impressive effort. The quality of death here between these two tracks is astounding as you get nothing but pure, fetid death.

This split tape will be released April 20, 2018 through Blood Harvest Records.

Links to follow:

Desekryptor Facebook

Draghkar Facebook

Blood Harvest Bandcamp

You can find this release here on Bandcamp

Cist: The Frozen Casket

March 22, 2018

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Decayed, rotting and forever imprinting the stagnant and horrifying stench of death in your brain is Cist and their new EP The Frozen Casket. Released earlier this year, The Frozen Casket offered up five tracks of blood letting and entrails dragging death metal that ripped in to your flesh unapologetically so, and now months later Cist is set to re-release their EP with three new tracks that are equally flesh consuming and blood draining. Through this offering you are surely to come face to face with nothing but brain masticating and skin bubbling offerings that leave you to rot somewhere in an unmarked grave.

Cist immediately greet you with their gut tearing opener Antisceptic, which hits you with a barrage of fetid riffs and gruesome blood curdling vocals that roar through a long forgotten and rotten crypt. Through the rest of The Frozen Casket you can come to expect much of the same barbaric and marrow draining sound. Never does Cist relent and never do they stop hacking at your lifeless corpse as they barrel through track after track of nothing but sordid, twisted and perverse death that they seem to revel in. Each track is just as sickening and malignant as the rest, gifting you with track after track of filthy and blood drenched death.

Never can you escape from the madhouse that is The Frozen Casket as Cist suffocates you under their ever relentless and ruthless onslaught. This is an unforgiving and unrelenting release that shovels horrifying death upon you in heaps leaving you covered in gore and sores. The Frozen Casket is a furious release fueled by a crave for blood and a skin crawling desire to hack up anyone that dares stand in its way. Cist have truly created something vile here in the best way possible. Each track is filthy, raw and incredibly punishing making The Frozen Casket out to be one hellish and incredibly gruesome yet entirely entertaining listen.

Through and through The Frozen Casket is pure uncompromising and impressive death. Each malignant offering burrows its way in to your brain never to leave as they manifest themselves there never to be forgotten. These tracks are addicting, malicious and oh so wonderfully heavy. The Frozen Casket is a very solid release, one that is gnarled, bloodied, well executed and down right twisted, making it one hell of an offering. This is some great death metal, and with The Frozen Casket, Cist have certainly more than made their mark on the world of death metal.

The extended version of The Frozen Casket will be released through Redefining Darkness Records and Reaper Metal Productions April 27, 2018.

Kaos Reign: Epiphany

March 20, 2018

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Manipulating the likes of thrash, death metal and elements of doom to create an overall in your face all out assault is Kaos Reign. With their new offering Epiphany, Kaos Reign offers up twelve brand new tracks that are incredibly diverse and pumped full of fist pumping rage for you to twist your noggin off to. Kaos Reign sews all elements that they employ together seamlessly greeting you with an overall cohesive and ultimately heavy and mind bending listen. Through its twelve tracks, Epiphany provides you with so much content and so much to listen and head bang to that with each listen you come up with something new that you may not have heard before.

Each of the twelve tracks on this release are intricately woven together providing you with a head spinning listen. These tracks are technical and incredibly well performed gifting you with one hell of a great brain bashing listen that you aren’t soon to forget. From the very beginning, Kaos Reign assaults you with savage face shredding riff after face shredding riff that are only to be backed by ever intricate bass lines and ever acrobatic and blasting drums that leave you chest caved and your neck twisted. Complete with yelled gritty vocals that storm through the metallic tempest, Kaos Reign supplies you with twelve very solid tracks that get your head banging and your fist pumping from the onset.

From the very beginning of Epiphany, Kaos Reign charges in never relenting or ceasing their ever bombarding metallic assault as they rumble on from track to track burying you under the massive amount of groove filled riffs that they supply. This record is an ever twisting and ever shape shifting sonic adventure that brings you through darkened doom laden passages, chaotic thrashing madhouses all the way to gritty blood thirsty death metal offerings and everything in between. Kaos Reign does a great job of keeping you guessing as to what you are about to come face to face with next making Epiphany out to be an adventurous and incredibly exciting record to listen to and absorb.

Epiphany is a very solid record that is incredibly diverse as it supplies you with numerous genres and twists and turns all throughout. This is a well put together record that is very well performed through and through supplying you with an overall addicting and heavy listen. With great musicianship, vocals and production, Kaos Reign knock this  record out of the park.

Epiphany will be released April 2, 2018

Links to follow:

Kaos Reign Facebook

Kaos Reign Bandcamp


Grave Upheaval: Untitled

March 19, 2018

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Slithering out of the faceless abyss, where no light dwells and only darkness reigns supreme, Grave Upheaval bring forth an eight track offering of pure unsettling and dread instilling noise. This untitled slab of bleak misery is just that as Grave Upheaval unleash slow burning rituals that are interspersed with pure death savagery to bring to you an unrelenting and reaping effort. Each offering leaves you feeling lifeless and hopeless as Grave Upheaval does a great job of instilling the fear of death and dread in you early on. This untitled release creates a spectral, chthonic and incredibly oppressive atmosphere from which you become buried under.

This untitled release is an expansive one as it spans over fifty minutes of pure misery and dread. Grave Upheaval utilize every minute to their advantage as they weave an atmosphere that is deadly and down right sickening. There is no where to escape as you begin your dark descent in to hysteria and dementia as Grave Upheaval closes the walls in around you shrouding you in pure light eating darkness. The descent in to hysteria begins with the opening track as it slowly drags you down in to the formless and faceless abyss from which you cannot crawl out of. Each of the eight dirges of soul shredding noise that Grave Upheaval presents you with are cloaked in misery and malevolence, and for eight straight tracks you are tormented by some of the most well done death doom.

Through each of their offerings, Grave Upheaval sew together slow burning, bone crumbling onslaughts of perilous doom with punctuations from flesh picking death metal for good measure. Never do you see what is coming next as Grave Upheaval contort and twist their sound through and through to bring to you an ever shape shifting and mind bending listen. This offering keeps you on the edge of sanity and insanity as it shovels droves of hallucinatory and mind shattering metal upon you. This is an unsettling and blood curdling release, one that shrouds you in death, disease and misery, never relenting until the final note has rang out signaling your death.

Each of the eight tracks hang in the air like specters calling you forth to their void of bitter undulating darkness. These long, slow passages lead you down corridors where only shadows dwell and where no soul can escape. Through fifty plus minutes you are greeted with furious and spectral tracks that drive you further and further in to the realm of madness. For eight soul harvesting tracks Grave Upheaval presents you with incredibly well done death doom that is not to be looked over or passed on. This untitled record is something to behold in all of its miserable majesty as Grave Upheaval have upped the ante and presented something that will be remembered for some time to come. This is an outstanding record to say the least and will surely be one of the best records released this year.

This record will be released April 15, 2018 through Nuclear War Now! Productions.

Take a listen to the third track off of this upcoming release below!


Quantum Hierarchy: Neutron Breed

March 18, 2018

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Brooding in the ever expansive void of space waiting for their time to descend up on the masses is Quantum Hierarchy. With their debut EP Neutron Breed, Quantum Hierarchy offer up three full tracks-plus an intro-filled to the bursting point with technical, dark and twisting death metal majesty. Through this release you are to come face to face with ever darkening and ever life threatening blasting songs that aim for your throat from the onset. After the intro Frequency Disturbance Through Spheres Quantum Hierarchy hit you with the title track; a blasting and ever unforgiving offering that sets you up for the rest of the EP. What follows are two more skinning and flesh melting death laden tracks that pick your bones clean.

From Neutron Breed on you are treated to technical, atmospheric and darkened tracks that are devoid of all light. This blistering offering is a pure onslaught from beginning to end, and even as short as it is you feel broken and battered afterward. Each of the three tracks that appear after the intro explode with incredible intensity and blood lust creating a chaotic and head spinning sound that leaves you lifeless. For as short as it is, Neutron Breed packs a massive punch as it rips in to you one track right after another suffocating and crushing you in the ever expanding vacuum of death that they have created.

Never does Quantum Hierarchy relent from their all out savage assault as they swiftly shift from one deadly flesh ripping track to the next. Neutron Breed steadily barrels forth with gut ripping riffs and ever blasting bone picking drumming that is only to be accompanied by blood curdling vocals that howl out through the wall of sonic death. Quantum Hierarchy is relentless in their approach providing you with massively oppressive tracks one right after another treating you to an overall deadly and life expunging listen.

From the very beginning, Neutron Breed explodes with malevolent intent subjecting you to a well rounded brain bashing. Through three full tracks, Quantum Hierarchy provide you with nothing but technical and top notch death metal for you to twist your head off to. This is a solid EP and a solid debut outing for these cosmic death fiends as they present you with a very solid, technical and ultimately incredibly heavy and punishing release to absorb.

Neutron Breed will be released through Everlasting Spew March 30. 2018

Links to follow:

Quantum Hierarchy Facebook

Take a listen to the track premiere for Mausoleum of Eternal Absence from the upcoming release Neutron Breed below!



Primitive Man Kicks Off Tour With Spectral Voice

March 16, 2018

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Tour Dates can be seen below!

PRIMITIVE MAN w/ Spectral Voice:
3/17/2018 The Sydney – Omaha, NE
3/19/18 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
3/20/2018 Subterranean – Chicago, IL
3/21/2018 Macs Bar –  Lansing, MI
3/22/2018 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
3/23/2018 Spark Art Space – Syracuse, NY
3/24/2018 Lees Palace – Toronto, ON
3/25/2018 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
3/26/2018 L’Anti – Quebec City, QC
3/27/2018 Bar LeRitz – Montreal, QC
3/28/2018 Middle East – Boston, MA
3/29/2018 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME
3/30/2018 Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ
3/31/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
4/01/2018 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA  **
4/02/2018 Atlas Brew – Washington D.C.
4/03/2018 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
4/04/2018 Basement – Atlanta, GA
4/05/2018 The End – Nashville, TN
4/06/2018 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
4/07/2018 Rock Island Brewing Co. – Rock Island, IL
4/08/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
4/09/2018 Syntax Physics Opera –  Denver, CO

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