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UK Based Death Metal Band ‘Nihill Eyes’ Release Debut Album ‘Black Path’ On Friday The 13th



Friday the 13th of October, 2017…mark that date well. On that day a new force will enter the eternal conflict, a new power will raise its standard over the field of battle. The resolute, unflinching, unwavering, unstoppable death metal of Nihil Eyes’ debut album, Black Path, will come roaring out of the darkness, crushing all that dare to oppose it. A machine of war, driven past the point of reason, recognising only two alternatives – victory or death.

Following in the battle-hardened footsteps of their forbears, war torn legends like Bolt Thrower and Carcass, Nihil Eyes are here to show the world that British death metal can still go toe-to-toe with the world’s elite; that the birth place of metal still possesses the firepower to compete on every level. Formed in 2016 by lead vocalist/guitarist Casey Jones and drummer Szymon Ogiello, the duo were joined in early 2017 by bassist Max Morgan. With the crew complete the heavy artillery of Nihil Eyes was ready to roll and progress has been ferociously rapid. It’s incredible that an earthshaking barrage like Black Path is ready to be unleashed scant months after the band’s line-up was solidified. Such is the accomplished poise and presence that radiates from monstrous steel-clad tracks like ‘Treachery And Id’ and ‘Burn The Leech’, that you’d swear they were the work of veteran campaigners.

Mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swanö (Asphyx, Bloodbath, Incantation and too many others to mention) the sound on Black Path is soul-shaking in its dark power, the drive and force behind the immaculately crafted, armour plated tracks simply fearsome. Lyrically speaking, Casey Jones describes the album as “a series of psychological thought experiments exploring the human condition” and these dark explorations add a challenging edge to the shadowy atmosphere that hangs over the album like gun smoke.

We were sent on their promo by Imperative PR and I have to say I’m very impressed by this album. Start to finish this is an excellent Death metal release! 

Considering this is the bands debut album, there’s more than enough here to show this band could easily be up there with the big boys within the UK Death metal scene in a short space of time! 

We have included their previously released track ‘Treachery And ID’ here so you have a direct link to check them before the album drops tomorrow.

A band I’ll be firmly keeping an eye on going froward! A top class Death Metal release with great political lyrical content. 

One to watch! 




Casey Jones – Vocals/Guitar
Max Morgan – Bass
Szymon Ogiello – Drums

Further Information: www.facebook.com/Nihileyesband/


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Texas Based ‘Burn Ritual’ Sign With Cursed Monk Records



In another massive step forward, Galway based Cursed Monk Records have now signed Texas based Doom band ‘Burn Ritual’. With the label purely featuring Irish acts until now, this will surely help their expansion into International territories and aide in their overall growth! 

They released this statement. 

Burn Ritual is a doom metal band based out of San Antonio, Texas, brewing its own brand of heavy riffs, bluesy hazy vocals, and massive hypnotic fuzzed out tones.  The band combine their love for traditional doom and stoner rock bands with a modern element making it a unique but familiar journey for the listener.  Burn Ritual is the brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Jake Lewis, who performed and recorded on most of the band’s debut EP Like Suffering, which was mastered by Tony Reed of Mos Generator. The one man project soon paved way for the necessity for a full band of musicians to bring the songs to the stage the way they were meant to be heard , loud and in your face!  Now a full four piece band, Burn Ritual plans to keep performing for the rest of the year and then start recording its first full length album in the beginning of 2018 which will be released by Cursed Monk Records.

Their well received EP ‘Like Suffering’ is here for you to stream in full. 


Burn Ritual: https://www.facebook.com/burnritualband/

Cursed Monk Records: https://www.facebook.com/cursedmonk/

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SCOUR: New Song “Piles” From Extreme Metal Supergroup Featuring Members Of Down, Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decapitation, And More; Housecore-Bound Red EP Nears Release



Red is the impending new EP from extreme metal supergroup SCOUR. With a pedigree covered in viscera, SCOUR is the brainchild of Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index). Their latest manifestation serves as part two of a three-part EP series.

Red will see release on CD, digital, and vinyl formats on November 3rd

“This is one of our favorite SCOUR songs,” says Engemann, “‘Piles’ comes in hot with blistering melodies wrapped around some serious vocal brutality.”



Forged in 2015, SCOUR‘s punishing mix of black metal, grindcore, and thrash made its debut with the ferocious single “Dispatched.” The band’s debut EP, Grey, was released the following year via Anselmo’s own Housecore label. Just before a crushing performance at Hellfest Open Air, which featured a cover of the Pantera classic “Strength Beyond Strength,” the band recorded their Red EP at Nodferatu’s Lair with Steve Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.) at the helm. The record was once again mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation, Cobalt, Khemmis) at Flatline Audio.



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Infected Dead Sign With Hostile Media, Announce Details On Their Debut Album ‘Archaic Malevolence’



Highly rated UK based Death Metal band Infected Dead have signed with Hostile Media.

They released this statement! 

We are delighted to announce that we have signed with Hostile Mediafor the release of our debut offering ‘ARCHAIC MALEVOLENCE’.


‘Archaic Malevolence’ is 30 minutes of neck snapping modern death metal from the eldritch shores of the river Medway and will be released on December 8th. It was recorded, mastered and mixed by Wynter Hereward Prior with artwork from Luciferium War Graphics.



1. Book Of Dead Names
2. Archaic Malevolence 
3. Resurrectionist 
4. Invocation Of Unspeakable Gods 
5. Forced Existence 
6. Samsara


The band have previously released their track ‘Forced Existence’ as a single, so check it out here to see why this band are rated so highly within the UK and growing internationally. 


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Infecteddead/

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Following The Signs Announce New Guitarist Danny Fitzgerald Of Pethrophile Promotions



Cork based ‘Following The Signs’ have announced Danny Fitzgerald has now joined the band and finished their ideology of being a five piece act. 

They released this statement today! 

 ANNOUNCEMENT!!! We’d officially like to welcome Danny Fitzgerald as the 5th member of Following The Signs here’s to all our future endeavors let’s have a good one!!!! Welcome aboard

This is a major move forward for the band as Danny also runs ‘Pethrophile Promotions’ and as a result guaranteed some great support slots as they grow as a band. 

The band have recently released their first EP and we look forward to their growth! 



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FollowingTheSignsCork/


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Eight UK Based Death Metal Bands You May Not Know And Need To Hear




The UK has always historically produced great death metal acts. Over the years bands such as Carcass, Bolt Thrower and Napalm Death to name just three have gone onto find huge international success. 

In this feature we shall possibly introduce you to eight top class Death metal bands from the UK underground scene. Some on this list have played festivals such as Bloodstock so are reasonably well known in the underground circuit.

The descriptions shall be very brief as we have a link here for each band. Check them all out and share their music if you like it. That’s how it will reach others…  We’ll add a Facebook link where all details can be found! 


Old school death metal in the vein of Autopsy and Dismember. 


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Austerymn


Repulsive Vision 

Old school death metal in the vein of Death and Morbid Angel 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepulsiveVision/



Bloodthread are a forward thinking progressive death metal band that unashamedly tip the hat to the legends that pioneered the genre.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bloodthread/


Triverse Massacre 

Death Metal in the vein of early Decapitated, with Black Dahlia Murder vibes.  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TriverseMassacre%20/



Classic Swedish Death metal sound aka Grave among others. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/repulsiveuk/


All Consumed 

Old school UK death metal in the vein of Benediction. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllConsumed/


Visions Of Disfigurement 

Modern death metal with their own unique sound. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visionsofdisfigurement/


A Trust Unclean

Modern Death metal that really have their own thing going on! 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atrustunclean/


That concludes our feature on UK based underground Death Metal acts. We’ll be doing more of these another time. Hopefully you found a band you liked here and we hope to bring you more as time progresses! 

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