Calgary, Canada’s Black Pestilence formed back in 2008, and the three-piece has been lurking and evolving through the underground ever since. What initially started as a noise black metal trio with their 2009 debut Vice has evolved with each new album, branching out to various other styles including (and primarily focusing on) punk and crossover. They also have remained independent as of late, issuing each release on their own as opposed to putting their faith in a label following the release of their 2013 effort In Defiance through Fungi Records. This tradition continues with their sixth studio album, Hail the Flesh. Has the group continued to grow, or is this just more of the same old blackened punk we’ve been subjected to since the style’s revival a number of years prior?
Swiss speed/thrash legends POLTERGEIST will release a new album entitled “Feather Of Truth” on July 3, 2020!
The UK death metal duo Cryptworm have been slithering in the depths since 2014, but haven’t released too much from the studio. It’s no surprise given the activity of drummer Joe Knight (Haunted Sanity, Swarost) and Tibor Hanyol (Coffinborn, Morbid Carnage) on bass, guitars, as well as handling vocal duties. Their self-titled demo dropped in 2017, the Verminosis EP a year later, then a split with Archaic Tomb in 2019. For 2020, they find themselves working with Me Saco Un Ojo Records for a second EP titled Reeking Gunk of Abhorrence. But how does this four song effort stack up?
Repulsive, dirty, evil. That’s one way to describe the sadistic black metal act Mordhell from the Polish town of Poznań. They are returning after a 10-year hiatus with their third full-length album entitled “Graveyard Fuck”.
CONVULSE, one of the pioneers of the Finnish death metal scene and bright stars of the ’90’s death n’ roll movement, have signed a deal with Transcending Records for the release of Deathstar, the legendary band’s fifth full-length album.