The Metal Mortuary July, 2019

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It has been an amazingly long time - almost two years - since I’ve recorded one of these podcasts! I am back making them now, but I don’t know what the schedule will be like for new episode releases. As I cobble together enough music, I’ll put out new casts.

Furthermore, I am going to make a greater effort to put these up on iTunes. It was denied last time I tried, but I’ll investigate further in the upcoming weeks.

Anyways, let’s get to the brutality!

Crushing Hate
Unholy Shit
Band Camp

Hatesong crush with classic crust-punk/ black metal reminiscent of Darkthrone. Their uncompromising attitude explodes through every song on their 4 song EP, Unholy Shit! If you’re into brutal, satanic shit, Hatesong is for you.

Check them out live in Indianapolis at State Street Pub, July 24th 2019


Band Camp

8 songs of Midwestern anger fueled by classic Speed Metal, Sabbathian heaviness, and D-Beat. Recorded at Earth Analog in Tolono, IL by Matt Talbott (Hum) & mastered by Dan Randall (Ghoul) at Mammoth Sound.

Check them out July 22 2019 at State Street Pub
with Black Knife and Crisis Actor 


Internet Tough Guy
Generation Coward

Band Camp

Undisputed kings of the grindcore underworld, PHOBIA return with a devastating new track titled "Internet Tough Guy," taken from the band's upcoming 7th album Generation Coward. After nearly 30 years of grinding skulls into dust, PHOBIA are still as pissed-off and lethal as ever.

Willowtip Records will release
Generation Coward August 9 on CD, LP and digital.


Day of the Dead

Four years after the release of their 5th LP, The Worst, in 1996, Sarcófago once again entered the studio. This time, though, to record an EP. With only four tracks and clocking in at a little over 11 minutes, Crust went on to become one of the band’s most extreme and sought after releases. This release would also go on to be the band’s last, as soon after the end of the recordings the band officially disbanded. After many years of never giving in to any musical trend, Sarcófago bowed out leaving one of the most significant legacies in all of extreme metal having influenced a plethora of bands including stalwarts such as Mayhem, Beherit, Darkthrone, and so many more.

Phanton Hawk 
Band Camp

are a German metal five-piece who batters like classic Tank and dazzles like early Iron Maiden.
Just over a year after the release of their well-received self-titled debut EP,
Pulver emerge with the Kings Under the Sand full-length, an album loaded with eight taut, memorable, but gritty classic metal cuts.

Vultures Vengeance
Lord of the Key
The Knightlore
Band Camp

From the Italian underground comes Vultures Vengeance, a heavy epic metal quartet that defends the realm of the obscure on their first full-length album, The Knightlore. The album consists of eight tracks of diverse and challenging epic metal. Vultures Vengeance (who are rounded out by co-lead guitarist Tony L.A. and new drummer Matt Serafini) have not only captured the spirit found on their first two EPs, they have expanded upon it. The album’s eight songs provide the band the perfect platform to showcase their penchant for storytelling and sterling songcraft.

Death’s Head in Crown
Band Camp

The UK’s LVCIFYRE have re-emerged with Sacrament, a 23-minute extended-play offering of cacophonous and wretched death metal savagery. Where relentless and violent death metal riffing meets chaotic and claustrophobic atmosphere, Sacrament is a delve into the corner of death metal fringe that many fear to explore.

Warmarch Anthem
Death Conquers All
Band Camp

Boris Records is excited to announce the reissue of 2011's Death Conquers All from Atlanta Black Metal Horde HELLGOAT.
With a half dozen years having passed since the release of
Hellgoat’s first full-length album, Blasphemy from Serpent Tongues in 2005, Death Conquers All was motivated by the same infernal zeal as its predecessor.

Seven Scars
Cyber Metal
Band Camp

Veteran west coast metallers SKELATOR has signed with Gates Of Hell Records for the release of their fifth studio album, “Cyber Metal.”
Formed in 1998, SKELATOR has capably flown the flag of never-say-die true metal, harnessing Jason Conde-Houston’s stratospheric vocal range, dueling guitar harmonies and battle-tested rhythms.

Pestis Inferos
Beyond the Veil
Band Camp

Brace yourselves for the ferocious debut EP from USBM trio PESTIS INFEROS. Beyond the Veil of Light contains five furious statements of blasphemous intent. The approach is relentless, the atmosphere fetid, and the attitude fueled by the fires below. PESTIS INFEROS give new meaning to "scorched earth," as the audio violence on the band's debut EP is intended to leaving a lasting, albeit scarred, impression on those listeners brave enough to withstand the onslaught. No fixes, no edits. Pure fury and pain.

The Metal Mortuary Podcast Mid October, '17

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Efforts were made, but very little were made to make THIS podcast. If you're into gaming, nerdy stuff or anything Vampire: the Masquerade related, check out some of our other podcasts. Otherwise, listen to metal below. 


Chaotic Devotion
Boris Records
19 September 2017

Lexington, Kentucky-based trio TOMBSTALKER will unleash a 7-inch platter of insanity later this month. 
Boris Records will release Chaotic Devotion on September 19. The EP features two new songs – “Scared to Death” and “Treads of War.” 
Established in 2008, these champions of chaos have been harnessing their unique blend of Black and Death Metal fury and are prepared to conquer all in their path. Following a string EP’s, demos and splits, Chaotic Devotion is the follow up EP to their 2015 debut full-length Black Crusades and features two brand new molten slabs of war crushing death musick.

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Spectral Voice
Eroded Corridors of Unbeing
Dark Descent Recods
13 October 2017

After no less than five demos/rehearsals and two splits, Colorado's SPECTRAL VOICE are finally crossing the Styx and delivering their first proper full-length...and it is gigantic.
While things appear quite straight-forward on paper (the band has never hidden their love of roughly mixing early and down tuned Finnish death metal with extreme doom in an acid bath) there's something quite unique about them. Instead of weakening their impact, their rawness and vast sound only emphasizes their genuine thirst for darkness.
Like a lurker oozing with evil intentions, SPECTRAL VOICE like to remain in the shadows. There, they've patiently learned from their elders, only to regurgitate their own brand of extreme death/doom. For instance, 'Visions of Psychic Dismemberment' is an eleven-minute long trip into the darkest regions of our collective mind, where UNHOLY's trippiest moments join INCANTATION for a dance around the fire. The opening blast beat sequence in 'Lurking Gloom' on the top of bleak arpeggios will fire up most DISEMBOWELMENT freaks.
Far more than just a sum of its parts, Eroded Coridors of Unbeing is a unique and claustrophobic voyage, cavernous yet full of clarity. Here, SPECTRAL VOICE is the sound of one's soul going further down the abyss...and they're taking you with them.
Dark Descent Records will release Eroded Corridors of Unbeing on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats on October 13.


7 August 2017

Costa Rican Extreme Prog Metallers NOSTOC will self-release their stunning debut album ÆVUM on August 7. One spin of ÆVUM and you'll be floored at the realization that this is NOSTOC's first full-length album, as the musical dynamics and musicians recalls band's that have spent years honing their craft. Blasting extremity meets progressive composition and melodic sensibility, packaged in a way that is cohesive, penetrating, and utterly unforgettable.

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Pavement Entertainment
4 August 2017

Copenhagen-based modern hardcore group Psy:code has teamed with Pavement Entertainment for the release of MØRKE. Psy:code is a band driven by a desire to reach beyond its own boundaries. The band’s first two releases, Delusion and Cause and Neglect, were met with critical acclaim by critics worldwide. The praise was not met with complacency and Psy:code set the bar higher when writing their third album. 
MØRKE is a natural progression, while remaining grounded in the roots planted by its predecessors. Over the years Psy:code has supported several major acts, including Slayer, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Trivium, Gorefest, Illdisposed and Artillery. The band has toured extensively in their native Denmark and throughout Europe. 
Psy:code has a series of videos planned in the months following the release of MØRKE. Tour dates in support of the album will be announced soon.

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I Klatus
Nagual Sun
13 October 2017

Chicago Doom/Sludge eclectics I KLATUS will release Nagual SunOctober 13 on digital and analog (cassette) formats. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Kether is the band’s third full-length album (and fifth release overall). The overall sound of Nagual Sunmaintains the gritty roots for which I KLATUS is known, while at the same time launches the group into new and more fully fleshed-out dimensions of weirdness.
Tom Denney is the primary soothsayer behind I KLATUS. Denney, whose background is steeped in the visual arts, has provided artwork and monsters for a laundry list of signed metal acts in the community (KYLESA, BLACK COBRA, SAMOTHRACE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CEPHALIC CARNAGE and RWAKE just to name a few). His guitar squalls hard against the shores of this stoner metal effort, but also manages to rise above the storm in melodic hymns. Denney trades growling vocals with bass player, John E. Bomher, Jr. (BURY THE MACHINES, YAKUZA), who keeps things grinding nicely, while also providing some sweeter tones when they let songs open up and sweep across more ethereal planes. 
Bomher doubles as the band’s producer with his extensive experience in the studio; his work on the album sets this release head and shoulders above their previous efforts in terms of production quality. The drums are championed by Chris Wozniak (LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, EARTHEN GRAVE, SERPENT CROWN) who metes out doom in guttural timing. Wozniak just pounds and pounds, hitting that sonic-pocket, which gives the stoner/doom genre its feeling of lift and expansiveness. Some noises and textures by former member, Robert Bauwens, are also tucked into the nooks and crannies of these tracks.


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Execution of Violence
Redefining Darkness Records
13 October 2017

Denver Death Dealers BLOODSTRIKE have announced the October 13 release of sophomore album Execution of Violence on Redefining Darkness Records.
Execution of Violence takes the ferocious Old School Death Metal of 2015 debut In Death We Rot (released on Redefining Darkness Records) and ups the annihilation ante! Armed with 10 new tracks of focused brutality, on Execution of ViolenceBLOODSTRIKE is prepared to spread their reign of terror to more unexplored territories at home and abroad.
The album was produced by BLOODSTRIKE and recorded by Jeff Alexis. Mixing was done by John Bart Van Der Wal and mastering by the mighty Dan Swanö.

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Ghastly Music
5 May 2017

Italian Death Metal band INTEGRAL has a sound that can be summarized as the merging point of melodic death metal riffing, brutal blast beats, harsh vocal lines, deathcore groovy breakdowns, and mellow fusion openings. That is exactly what one gets from the 10 tracks on the band’s debut album Resilience, along with introspective and inner conflict-based lyrics. Mixed and mastered by Ettore Rigotti (Destrage, Disarmonia Mundi, Babymetal…), the album also features Steffen Kummerer from OBSCURA and Tommy Talamanca from SADIST.
A recommended choice for fans of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BEYOND CREATION, THE FACELESS, GOROD, and technical death metal in general.


Plains of Decay
Dark Descent Records
29 September 2017

Greece's own rotten Death Metal savages NECROVOROUS are set to release Plains of Decay September 29 on Dark Descent Records. A vinyl LP version of the album is also in the works.
Known for their undying adoration for everything sleazy, macabre and genuinely disturbing, the NECROVOROUS ghouls have risen from their crypt after years of hibernation and are staring at you with bloodshot eyes while brandishing scepters made of human bones.  The world's best attempts to keep from waken the beast have failed miserably. Proceed with cauthon, as the death metal equivalent of Jörg Buttgereit flick “Plains of Decay” is coming to melt with your brain.  To avoid fainting, keep on repeating …”It’s only a record… It’s only a record… It’s only a record…”


I Am Warhol
A Riff Through Time
released April 3, 2017

Recorded just outside of Chicago in the first quarter of 2017, I Am Warhol's "A Riff Through Time" EP is a return to form of 3 friends jamming in a room together for the first time since the George Dubya presidency.


The Metal Mortuary Podcast February '17

Welcome once again to the Metal Mortuary Podcast. Pardon the length since the last podcast. I promise to make an effort to put one of these together every couple of weeks. Right now, with the other two podcasts we do over here at the Labs, time is very restrictive. Anyways, enough belly aching, here's metal for your face! 

Lantern - Lucid Endlessness
II: Morphosis 
Dark Descent Records 
17 March 2017

Aborted Fetus - Burning at Stake
The Art of Violent Torture 
Comatose Music 
28 April 2017

Invasion - Approaching Cauldron of Horror
Destroyer of Mankind 
Abyss Records 
17 February 2017

Mutilator - Paranoic Command
Immortal Force
Greyhaze Records 
14 January 2017

Desecrate the Faith - Predatory Implant
Unholy Infestation 
Comatose Music 
3 March 2017

Lunar Shadow - The Kraken
Far from Light
Cruz Del Sur Music 
10 March 2017

Gorephilia - Hellfire
Severed Monolith
Dark Descent Records 
3 March 2017

Omnizide - himmelstrasse
Carnal Records / Daemon Worship Productions 
16 December 2016

Temptation's Wings - to Forge a Legend
Skulthor Ebonblade 
10 March 2017

Epoch - Vision Absolute
Lavadome Productions 
31 January 2017

Killing Addiction - Extinction Agenda
Shores of Oblivion 
Xtreem Music 
25 November 2016

Grafvitnir - Serpents Blood
Obeisance to a Witch Moon 
Carnal Records / Daemon Worship Productions 
16 December 2016

The Metal Mortuary Podcast Late October 2016

Welcome to the all new, moderately improved Metal Mortuary. This is the very first edition of the reboot podcast that I'll be assembling and releasing on some form of schedule. What that schedule is, I can't say yet, but there will be one. Anyways, it's October, which is perfect for some Death and Black Metal. Check it out, download the podcast and share it with your friends. Most importantly, go support these bands. More than any other thing I do on this site, this is for the creators. The little amount of work I might do putting this together PALES in comparison to those creating the content and busting their asses to make the most underappreciated and most maligned music out there.  
Support Metal. Support the community. Buy a record. 

Decomposed - Submerged
Swedish Death Metal
"Wither" available 10/03/2016 on Chaos Records
Purchase here




Dehumanized - PCCR
NY Brutal Death Metal
"Beyond the Mind" available 10/28/2016
Purchase here





Vultures Vengeance - And the Wind Still Screams His Name
Italian Heavy Metal
"Where the Time Dwelt in" available October, 2016
Purchase here


Face of Oblivion - Irreconcilable Differences
Technical Death Metal from Mn. 
"Cataclysmic Desolation" available 11/11/2016
Purchase here





Northern Crown - With Malicious Eye
Epic Doom Metal from Fl. 
"The Others" out now!
Purchase here





Old Chapel - Leaving a Body
Death Metal from Russia
"Visions From Beyond" out 11/07/2016
Purchase here


Narthraal - Million Graves to Fill
Old School Death Metal from Iceland
"Chainsaw Killing Spree" ep. out now!
Purchase here




Vimur - Memory of Heathen Reign
Black Metal from Atlanta, GA
"Exegsis" 12" ep. out now!
Purchase here


Blasphemer - Antichristian Extremism
Brutal Death Metal from Italy
"Ritual Theophagy" out now on Comatose Records
Purchase here


Hellgoat - Inner Sanctum Ablaze
Black Metal from Atlanta, GA
"Eden in Flames" ep. out now!
Purchase here