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Murder Van to release new EP “Crooked Smiles” on December 17th 2021

US Thrashing Death metal combo Murder Van have signed with Wormholedeath Records a licensing deal for their EP “Crooked Smiles”, due for release on December 17th, 2021.

“Crooked Smiles” EP was recorded at West End Sound studio in Atlanta, with legendary engineer/producer Tom Tapley and with production assistance from Bill Kelliher (Mastodon).

Signing statement:

Schizophrenia to release debut full-length album “Recollections of the Insane” on February 17th 2022

Back in January 2020, Schizophrenia came out of nowhere with their self-released debut EP “Voices” to hit the Extreme Metal underground like a bomb. With a relentless cocktail of high-adrenaline Death Metal and groovy mid-tempo elements, the band took the heavy scene by storm and soon became known for their distinctively heavy yet dynamic sound, bursting with detail and intensity.

Destruction to release new live album “Live Attack” on August 13th 2021

Legendary German thrash metal powerhouse Destruction cements its signing with Napalm Records by smashing an all devastating, neck-breaking “Live Attack” onto the masses! The BluRay/CD live event, including some pre- and after-show bonus content, will be released on August 13th, 2021.

It follows their latest record, “Born to Perish” (#26 GER album charts), recalling a nearly two hour live stream attack the heavy steamroller unleashed in January this year.

Space Chaser to release new studio album “Give Us Life” on July 16th 2021

On July 16th, 2021, Berlin’s Space Chaser will release their new album, “Give Us Life”, via Metal Blade Records.

For a first preview of the record, a video for the new single, “Remnants of Technology” (produced by Lucas Fiederling / Peregrine Films), can be viewed below.

Click here to pre-order “Give Us Life”, in the following formats:

• digipak-CD

Sodom to release new EP “Bombenhagel” on August 20th 2021

Following yet more official appreciation, as acknowledged by the presentation of the German Record Critics’ Award, for their current album “Genesis XIX” (having garnered the prize once before with its predecessor “Decision Day” in 2016) and prior to their upcoming 40th band anniversary next year, Sodom have rarely been as energetic as in spring 2021. 

Vulture to release new studio album “Dealin’ Death” on May 21st 2021

On May 21st, 2021, Vulture will release their new album, “Dealin’ Death”, via Metal Blade Records.

For a first preview of the record, a video for the new single, “Malicious Souls” (filmed and edited by Adrian Guzce), can be viewed below.

Pre-order “Dealin’ Death”, here, in the following formats:

• jewelcase-CD
• ltd. digipak-CD (incl. sticker)

Destruction announces live streaming show on New Year’s Day

Teutonic thrash metal legends Destruction are ready give the year 2020 one final, well-deserved kick in the butt with their event “Thrash Into 2021 – The Ultimate Live Stream Attack”!

The live stream of the show at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland, will be broadcasted worldwide on New Year’s Day via Mandolin.

Live Strreaming Show 2021:
January 1st, 2021 - 8.00pm CET (2.00pm EST/11am PST in the US)

Sodom - Genesis XIX

I often, hear wimpy fanboy/girls squeal out, “it’s (insert year), what did you expect? This band (insert fav band) to release an actually good album? It’s good enough as it is... They always get their panties in a twist, when someone tells them otherwise, seemingly oblivious to how shitty the latest albums by their favorite bands, can be…