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News – Furze Announce New Album, Stream “Goat Cyclus”

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The enigmatic Norwegian entity known as Furze will finally break a period of nearly four years of silence since the release of its fourth full-length “Psych Minus Space Control” with the recent announcement of a new record later this month, on November 27th via Norway-based label Freshtea.

Exclusive – Ruin: “And So the Darkness” Audio Stream

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Colma, California’s Ruin was first forged back in 1990, but following their 1991 demo Sickening Ruin, the group disbanded. It’s now 2015, and the so-cal death metal trio have re-emerged on the scene, and they brought a brand new demo with them. Titled Spread Plague Hell, the limited to two hundred and fifty pressed cassettes offering features four brand new vile compositions to wet the whistle of long time fans that waited ever so patiently, as well as new comers who may never have experienced their early wave of destruction. For now, Transcending Obscurity PR and Ruin have teamed up with Apochs.net to bring you the exclusive stream debut of “And Soon the Darkness”.

Exclusive Stream – Mephoras: ‘1557 – Rites of Nullification’

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MEPHORASH is a black metal band hailing from Sweden featuring members of Malign, ex Ofermod. Their new album has been just released by Odium Records and it’s divided into 4 hymns which serves as a luminescent focal point for the fourfold rite of nullification of the four primal elements. Each track of the album features additional vocals from the vocalists of Malign, Hetroertzen, Embrace of Thorns and Fides Inversa.

Exclusive Stream – Malphas: “Occult Propaganda”

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It’s unclear when Switzerland’s Malphas formed, but what’s certain is they recently released a debut EP titled The Conjuring, which is was released earlier this year. In cooperation with the five-piece maestros of blackened madness, as well as the fine folks over at Grand Sounds PR, Apochs.net is proud to present a stream of the track “Occult Propaganda”. Check it out below!


Blog – Slayer’s ‘Repentless’: A Sign to Bow Out Gracefully?

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Slayer. Just this one word immediately casts out a wave of violence among many a metal fan. Not because of a hatred, but rather a largely mutual respect and appreciation of the California based four-piece. Lately, their material had been up for debate more than some of their earlier, more beloved full-length albums. This was thanks largely to the band shedding themselves of their mostly thrash metal output, and embracing more of a groove metal presence, a stylistic choice that has been made by plenty of long running bands within that field. It’s been long rumored by the group themselves, and widely speculated among fans, that Slayer will be calling it a day soon, and with Jeff Hanneman’s passing in 2013, it seemed all the more imminant. And, with Repentless upon us, I can’t help but feel this is the grand finale the band needs to walk away with for a couple reasons.