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Ruinas to release debut album “Ikonoklasta” on March 20th 2020

Spikerot Records loves debuts and this one is nothing short of stunning!

Grinding Death Metal, sometimes dismal, sometimes punkish, sometimes sludgy, sometimes with a fuck off attitude! “Ikonoklasta” is an unforseen storm within Extreme Metal, created by the hand and soul of Rober, member of the deceased Death/Grind legends Machetazo, and Angel, both hailing from the remote Spanish region of Galicia.

Abiotic sign with The Artisan Era

Recently re-emerged technical death metal outfit Abiotic is proud to announce their signing to the ever-expanding extreme metal label, The Artisan Era. Active since 2010, Abiotic sprang to life with an urgent sense of immediacy both live and studio recording-wise that soon saw them signed to Metal Blade Records after their 2011 independent EP, “A Universal Plague”, was released. The band toured relentlessly every year from then on while also dropping their 2012 debut album, “Symbiosis”, and their sophomore album, “Casuistry”, in 2015. 

Testament announces Spring 2020 North American Headlining Tour

North America, get ready to Thrash! Testament is coming to a city near you on the “Titans of Creation Tour” along with The Black Dahlia Murder, Municipal Waste, and Meshiaak! The 30-date trek will kick-off in Phoenix on April 20 and will make stops in Austin, Mexico and Toronto before concluding in Anaheim on May 28. 

The Black Dahlia Murder announces Spring 2020 North American Tour with Testament

The Black Dahlia Murder are pleased to announce their North American 2020 tour with Bay Area thrash metal icons Testament. The near-month-long trek will commence in Phoenix, Arizona on April 20th and conclude in Anaheim, California on May 28th. Additional support will be provided by Municipal Waste and Meshiaak.
 
The Black Dahlia Murder will be touring in support of their upcoming new full-length with details to be unveiled in the coming days.

Solothus to release new studio album “Realm of Ash and Blood” on March 27th 2020

Realm of Ash and Blood”, the third album from Finland’s Solothus, drops a dripping broadsword of Cimmerian carnage and staggering death-soaked doom delirium on the scorched landscape from which only mounds of skull dust and obsidian shards shall remain.
 

Mecalimb to release new EP “Collector of Souls” on February 14th 2020

Norwegian death metal combo Mecalimb are proud to announce that their new EP “Collector of Souls” will be out on February 14th, 2020, via Wormholedeath.

Band statement:
“Finally, Mecalimb is releasing their brand new EP “Collector of Souls”. And again, via WormholeDeath, which was an easy choice for us. We need great people with experience, knowledge and good communication to fix every small details for us, so we can reach out to both new and old fans throughout the big wide world.

Ergodic to release self-titled debut EP on March 9th 2020

Technical Death Metal quintet Ergodic will release its self-titled debut EP on March 9th, 2020.

Check out EP track “Lashed to Control” below!

The forthcoming 3-song beast is a decimating blast of tech-death, one filled with tasty neoclassical riffs and blistering solos, and featuring lyrical content about celebrity idolatry, addiction, and insanity. What more could you possibly want?

Beggar to release full-length debut album “Compelled to Repeat” on April 3rd 2020

Emerging from the nihilistic quagmire of London, four-piece Beggar have announced their debut album “Compelled to Repeat” will be released on April 3rd, 2020, via APF Records.

Not so much unleashing their album as hurling it in frustration into the faces of the general public, Beggar propound a kind of sludge-meets-extreme-metal pandemic of tar thick riffs and groove, blasts, emotional vocal discharge and genre-bending brutality.