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ALTERBEAST – Technical Death Metal Militia To Release Debut Full-Length Via Unique Leader This March; New Track Posted

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Alterbeast - promo band pic - #1 - 2013

Sacramento Technical Death Metal militia, ALTERBEAST, is pleased to unleash their full-length debut via Unique Leader this Spring! Titled Immortal, the eight track monster offering was meticulously assembled in several locals throughout 2013.

With guitars and bass recorded at Augmented Audio in Los Angeles with former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams, vocals arranged at Mayhemeness Studios in Sacramento by Bob Swanson (Rings Of Saturn, Plague Window et al) and drums tracked at Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al), who also mixed and mastered the release, Immortal promises to deliver some of the most dynamic, instrumentally adept and plainly crushing material of the year.

Elaborates vocalist Cam Rogers of the outcome:Immortal is what was spawned from hard work, dedication, and downright brutal musicianship. It has intricate solos, absolutely crushing interludes and brutal circle-pit anthems. ALTERBEAST sets the scene with grievous piano preceding the onset of ‘Flesh Bound Text’ which comes in with blistering drums and guitars effortlessly making their way around the fret board. Every piece truly has its own personality on this record, whether it’s the apocalyptic soundscapes of ‘Ancient’s Retribution,’ the devastating aggression of ‘Vile Remnants’ or the unmerciful grooves in ‘Throne of Maggots.’ This album has something for every listener and comes together seamlessly to form as a breathtaking whole. Immortal is exactly what we intended it to be: a gripping and intense death metal album.”

Liquefy your brain with the sounds of opening track “Flesh Bound Text” below!

Immortal Track Listing:

1. Flesh Bound Text

2. Of Decimus Divine

3. Vile Remnants

4. Ancient’s Retribution

5. Mutilated Marvel

6. Into Oblivion

7. Serpentspire

8. Throne of Maggots

ALTERBEAST - Large Band Logo - B&W - 2013

Formed in 2011 under the working title Gary Busey Amber Alert (GBAA), ALTERBEAST combines the teachings of The Black Dahlia Murder, Necrophagist and Spawn Of Possession with the classic Death Metal mastery of band’s like Dissection and Morbid Angel into an irate expulsion of sonic deviance. After a year of dedicated song-crafting, ALTERBEAST unleashed their first demo in 2012 and officially waged war on the populace with numerous shows opening for Deicide, Dying Fetus, Testament, Revocation, Exhumed, Severed Savior and many others. Their crushing live assaults combined with a DIY ethos quickly earned them a revered place within the local Death Metal community.

Immortal will rear its head upon the masses on March 18, 2014 via Unique Leader. Further intel, including preorder links, to be announced in the coming days.

ALTERBEAST Personnel:

Cam Rogers – Vocals
Rusty Cornell – Guitar
Andrew Lamb – Guitar
Michael Zamora – Bass
Gabe Seeber (The Kennedy Veil, Decrepit Birth, Abysmal Dawn et al) – Drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on ALTERBEAST:

http://www.facebook.com/ALTERBEASTofficial
http://www.youtube.com/ALTERBEASTofficial

Unique Leader Records - logo - B&W - 2013

Website: http://www.uniqueleader.com

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LONG LIVE ALTERBEAST.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

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MEPHISTOPHELES – Tasmanian Technical Death Metal Artisans To Release New Full-Length Via Willowtip This Fall

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Mephistopheles - Album -Cover- promo

Tasmanian Technical Death Metal artisans MEPHISTOPHELES will unleash theirsecond full-length, and first for genre-bending, extreme metal imprint Willowtip Records, this Fall. Titled Sounds Of The End, the vicious, ten-track offering was recorded at Red Planet Studio with Jake Long, and boasts some of the band’s most devouringly complex, intricately arranged and plainly engaging compositions to date. Sounds Of The End includes cover art by Bill Dean (Psycroptic, Iciclan, Excarnated) and a layout provided by Cock And Ball Torture drummer Sascha Pahkle.

Comments Matthew “Chalky” Chalk of the outcome: “I’ve never been happier in any of my bands over the years than I have been in MEPHISTOPHELES. What we’ve put together is the freshest, most alive, most invigorating music I’ve ever been a part of and I cannot wait to show the world that Mephistopheles are here, we’ve got something new to say and we mean business!”

Melt your face off to the sounds of “The End of All Light” RIGHT HERE.

Sounds Of The End - Track Listing:

1.  Pariahs of the Universe

2.  Silver Doors

3.  Soldiers of the Endtime

4.  The End of All Light

5.  Battle of the Sea and Sky

6.  Those Whose Skin Was Gold

7.  The Great Orbs Beyond Our Skies

8.  Generation O

9.  A Dolmen Maker’s Lament

10.  The Siren of Eternity

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Featuring former members of Spawn of Possession, Psycroptic and Space Raven among others, MEPHISTOPHELES is a four-piece technical metal band from Hobart, Tasmania drawing inspiration from the likes of bands like Athiest, Deeds of Flesh, Opeth, Cynic, Deicide etc. Originally formed by four high school friends in 2004, MEPHISTOPHELES has always been focused on the creation of memorable but challenging music, infusing Black and Death Metal with occasional Jazz moments. The band has continually thrived on fashioning fresh sounds that purposely step well beyond conventional genre structures, but have also maintained a firm footing within traditional Death Metal realms.

Mephistopheles - Album -Cover- promo

Sounds Of The End will be released in North America via Willowtip Records October 1, 2013. Preorder details and live assaults to be announced soon.

MEPHISTOPHELES - band logo - B&W

Matthew “Chalky” Chalk – Vocals

Ben Lawless – Guitar/occasional Vocals

James “Blower” Excell – Bass

Sam Dowson – Drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On MEPHISTOPHELES:

Facebook: Mephistopheles

Willowtip Records - logo - B&W - 2013

Willowtip Records:

www.willowtip.com

http://willowtip.bandcamp.com

Facebook: Willowtip Records

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LONG LIVE MEPHISTOPHELES.

LONG LIVE WILLOWTIP RECORDS.

Stone.

SPHERON – German Death Metallers Reveal Cover Art And Release Date For Debut Album

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Spheron - Ecstasy Of God - promo cover pic!

On July 5, 2013 the long-awaited debut album Ecstasy of God from Ludwigshafen, Germany-based Technical Death metallers SPHERON will be out on Apostasy Records.

This challenging and absorbing album was produced together with Christoph Brandes at the Iguana Studios (e.g. Necrophagist, Deadborn, Imperium Dekadenz, etc.). The breathtaking cover artwork was painted by no other than the famous artist Eliran Kantor (Eliran Kantor) who has already worked with bands like Testament, Hatebreed, Sodom and Atheist.

Album track “Saturnian Satellites” is streaming at this location.

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Ecstasy Of God – Track Listing:

01. A Means To an End

02. The Beheaded Coachman

03. Prestige of the Mortals

04. Saturnian Satellites

05. Clasp the Thorns

06. Prelude to the Misery

07. Five Degrees

08. Pulse of Instinct

09. Tragedy of the Clerics

10. Choking on Incense

11. Anthropogenic

12. From Glint to Crackling

Spheron - band promo pic - 2012 - #1 - B&W

SPHERON:

Daniel Spoor – vocals

Tobias Alter – lead guitar

Mark Walther – rhythm guitar

Matthias Minor – bass

Tobias Blach – drums

Apostasy Records - large logo - B&W

(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on SPHERON, click on the links below!

facebook: Spheron

http://spheron.bigcartel.com/

facebook: Apostasy Records

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LONG LIVE SPHERON.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

ABIOTIC – CD Release Show On October 20th, In Tampa Florida > Here’s The Metal Info!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive death metal, rock music, rock music news, technical death metal with tags , , , , , , on October 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ABIOTIC – CD RELEASE SHOW

Kraken & Lightsout present:

When: Saturday October 20th

Where: Transitions Art Gallery – 4215 East Columbus Drive, Tampa, Florida

This is the cd release show for Abiotic’s CD “Symbiosis” and this is the only Cd release show other than one in Miami. So be sure to come out and see all the other great bands playing with them and support Abiotic and buy their new CD.

Show starts at 6 pm!

$10 in advance / $12 at door

ABIOTIC (CD RELEASE)(METAL BLADE RECORDS)

www.facebook.com/Abioticfl

Adaliah (MEDIASKARE RECORDS)

www.facebook.com/Adaliahfl

Silence (1st SHOW IN OVER A YEAR)

www.facebook.com/SilenceBand

Every Passing Dream

www.facebook.com/EveryPassingDream

I Kept Silent

www.facebook.com/ikeptsilent

Aegeus (1st SHOW, EX. THE DIVINE PROCESS)

www.facebook.com/Aegeusfl

The Home Front

www.facebook.com/TheHomeFrontFL

City Of Seba

www.facebook.com/pages/City-Of-Seba/228237080537816

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Check out To Burgeon and Languish (Official) video below! Metal be thy name!

ABIOTIC:

Ray Jimenez – Vocals

John Matos – Guitars

Matt Mendez – Guitars

Andres Hurtado – Drums

Alex Vazquez – Bass

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SYMBIOSIS Releases on October 22nd, via Metal Blade Records

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For more info on Metal Blade Records, click on the link below!

http://www.metalblade.com

LONG LIVE ABIOTIC.

Stone.

MALIGNANCY – New York Death Metal Legends To Release New Full-Length Via Willowtip This Fall

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, technical death metal with tags , , , , , , on August 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Yonkers, New York-based Technical Death/Grind legends MALIGNANCY are pleased to unleash their latest slab of sonic bestiality in the form of Eugenics. Set to be unearthed in North America on October 9, 2012 through Willowtip RecordsEugenics was recorded throughout 2010 – 2011 by Eliot Gellar at the Gellar Cellar Studio in Mahopac, New York, mixed and mastered by Luca Minieri at Dissonant Studio in Aosta, Italy and features the cover art of Justin Osbourn of Slasher Designs.

Loosely based around the concept of eugenics — defined as “the study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits (negative eugenics) or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics)” — the band’s third full-length hurls forth 10 mercilessly brutal hymns of technically proficient audio carnage.

Elaborates the band in a collective statement:Eugenics is a culmination of MALIGNANCYpast and present with a hint of what’s to come in the future. Recording the new tunes with a click track was a totally new experience.”

Check out  the cover art as well as first track, “Type Zero Civilization,” at THIS LOCATION.

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In the near future humans will face the very real threat of extinction. Either natural or man-made, it will come to pass.  Eugenics is an account  of what may happen.

Forced to dwell hundreds of miles underground, in an abandoned U.S. archive, they fight to live.  This installation still contains all the necessary previsions needed for survival.  A self-sufficient complex, far removed from the vigor of life topside.  It is equipped with generators, a constant replenishing air supply, even waste management.  A perfect habitat for the evolution of the last species on Earth, Man. 

For preorder info, point your browser HERE

Eugenics Track Listing:

01. Type Zero Civilization
02. Eugenics
03. Extinction Event
04. Global Systemic Collapse
05. Cataclysmic Euphoria
06. Separatists
07. Monstrous Indifference
08. Cryptobiosis
09. Creatures of Conformity
10. The Breach

MALIGNANCY:

Danny Nelson – Vocals

Ron Kachnic – Guitar

Roger J. Beaujard – Bass

Mike Heller – Drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on MALIGNANCY, click on the links below!

http://www.youtube.com/MalignancyNY

http://www.willowtip.com

LONG LIVE MALIGNANCY.

Stone.

SOPHICIDE – German Tech Death Metallers Announce Willowtip Debut “Perdition Of The Sublime”

Posted in Death Metal, extreme music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

German Technical Death Metal sorcerers, SOPHICIDE, are pleased to announce the release of their debut, Perdition Of The Sublime. Set for North American release on August 14, 2012 via Willowtip Records, the 11-track long player was recorded, mixed and mastered by founder Adam Laszlo at his home studio and features the striking cover design by artist Steve Voigt.

Formed as a one-man-project in 2009 by Laszlo, then 19, SOPHICIDE fuses elaborate melodies with battering technical brutality into a sound that’s as malicious as it is memorable. Meaning “murder of wisdom,” SOPHICIDE describes the state of modern society and serves as the central theme of Perdition Of The Sublime. Notes Laszlo: “It’s another word for anti-intellectualism. People are stupid, ignorant and seem to be proud of it. This is a disturbing trend.”

“I’m really keen to release this album,” he continues of the release. “I’ve put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into it and I hope people can connect to it as I do. Basically the overall theme coincides with the meaning of ‘sophicide.’ Intellect and enlightenment seem to be displaced by religion and casting shows. There’s this overall apathy, people don’t seem to give a shit about anything as long as they get their cheap meat and TV shows. This is what POTS is basically about, although the focus is on religion, after all it’s the elephant in the room.”

Check out the artwork and first track “The Art Of Atrocity” at THIS LOCATION.

Perdition Of The Sublime Track Listing:

01. The Art Of Atrocity

02. Within Darkness

03. Perdition Of The Sublime

04. Of Lust And Vengeance

05. Execration

06. Blood For Honour

07. Freedom Of Mind

08. Folie Á Deux

09. Lafayette’s Deception

10. Dawn Of A New Age

11. The Essence Of Warfare

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SOPHICIDE, click on the links below!

http://www.facebook.com/Sophicide

http://www.myspace.com/sophicide

http://willowtip.com

LONG LIVE SOPHICIDE.

Stone.

SPAWN OF POSSESSION – Cracks Billboard Heatseekers And Hard Music Charts With ‘INCURSO’

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, technical death metal with tags , , , , , , on March 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Following the North American release of SPAWN OF POSSESSION‘s anticipated third album, Incurso, last week, the Swedish Technical Death Metal horde’s latest work cracked the Billboard charts! The blistering record landed at #63 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and also came in at #62 on the Hard Music Chart in its first week, leaving weaker Metal records smoldering in its wake!

Featuring current and former members of Necrophagist and Obscura, Incurso is the first album to be unleashed by SPAWN OF POSSESSION in over five years, and the band’s first for Relapse Records. Already being perceived as one of the most acclaimed extreme releases of 2012 by international Metal media outlets, the mind-boggling high-speed attack of Incurso remains as epic and smooth-flowing as it is technically brilliant and unabashedly heavier than hell over the entire course of its near hour-long lifespan, and is unarguably the most professional recording in the heralded Swedish outfit’s ongoing lineage. The entire album is still streaming via MetalSucks, RIGHT HERE.

SPAWN OF POSSESSION‘s first full tour assault in support of Incurso has been underway for two weeks today, with another two weeks of brutality for the European people to be had. Stay tuned for tour updates and much more on SOP throughout the rest of the year.

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SPAWN OF POSSESSION European Tour w/ Obscura, Gorod, Exivious [remaining dates]:

3/27/2012 Aero – Toulouse, France

3/28/2012 Ferrailleur – Nantes, France

3/29/2012 Glazart – Paris, France

3/30/2012 4 Ecluses – Dunkerque, France

3/31/2012 106 – Rouen, France

4/01/2012 Moho Live – Manchester, UK

4/02/2012 The Pint – Dublin, Ireland

4/03/2012 The Croft – Bristol, UK

4/04/2012 Underworld – London, UK

4/05/2012 Biebob – Vosselaar, Belgium

4/06/2012 Patronat – Haarlem, Holland

4/07/2012 Underground – Köln, Germany

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info, click on the links below!

http://spawnofpossession.bandcamp.com

http://www.myspace.com/spawnofpossession

http://www.relapse.com

LONG LIVE SPAWN OF POSSESSION.

Stone.

NILE – New Album Title Announced and 2012 Asian & U.S. Tour Dates

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on March 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

NILE - The reigning kings of technical, historically themed brutality, NILE, are proud to announce they are touring Asia this April/May. This marks the band’s first time in these markets and the guys are extremely excited to be playing for their Asian Metal brothers. “The whole idea of spreading NILE’s music into this part of the world has been a long time coming” commented the band. “We are extremely pleased to go to there and are looking forward to an amazing cultural exchange and experience”.

* NILE are currently in the studio wrapping up the mix of their latest effort At The Gate of Sethu with producer Neil Kernon. The album is tentatively scheduled to be released the 2nd quarter of 2012.

NILE / ASIA INVASION 2012:

April 26 Diablo Open Air Singapore , Singapore
April 28 Hammersonic Jakarta International Metal Festival, Lapangan D, Jakarta INDONESIA
May 2 A.U.A. Auditorium, Bangkok, Thailand. (w/ HATE ETERNAL)
May 5 Summer Blaze Metal Festival, New Delhi INDIA
May 6 Nile live in Bangalore, E-Zone Club, Bangalore India

Prior to that NILE will be the main support to Detroit, Michigan’s Melodic Death Metal outfit THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Additional support on this package is to come from SKELETONWITCH and HOUR OF PENANCE. Those dates will kick off on March 24 in Grand Rapids, Michigan at The Intersection and wrap on April 20 in Worcester, Massachusetts at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival.

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The dates are as follows:

Mar. 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar** NILE only
Mar. 23 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s** NILE only

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, NILE, SKELETONWITCH, HOUR OF PENANCE
Mar. 24 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Mar. 25 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club
Mar. 26 – Minneapolis, MN – Station 4
Mar. 27 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Mar. 28 – Lawrence, KS – Granada ** NILE only
Mar. 29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
Mar. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Apr. 02 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Apr. 03 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Apr. 04 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
Apr. 05 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
Apr. 06 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
Apr. 07 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Apr. 09 – Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar
Apr. 10 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Apr. 11 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Apr. 13 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Apr. 15 – Detroit, MI – Blondies ** NILE only
Apr. 17 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Apr. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of the Living Arts
Apr. 19 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Apr. 20 – Worcester, MA – New England Metal & Hardcore Fest at The Palladium

NILE have made the video clip for the song “Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld” available for streaming at the following location http://goo.gl/UYGi . The track come off the bands the latest release Those Whom the Gods Detest and was directed by Juan “Punchy” Gonzalez.

NILE’s latest state-of-the-Death-Metal-art release Those Whom the Gods Detest, was produced and mixed by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, QUEENSRYCHE). Along with a stellar drum recording job by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, VITAL REMAINS, GOATWHORE), Those Whom the Gods Detest features the bands strongest production and perhaps their best material to date!

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(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

For more info on NILE, click on the link below:

NILE – Catacombs – Official Site

LONG LIVE NILE.

Stone.

NEPHELIUM – Announce Release Date For “Coils Of Entropy”, Reveal Artwork & Track Listing

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 14, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Dubai may be known as a city rich in history, a business hub and the home of the tallest structure in the world, but it’s also the birthplace of one of the first Death Metal bands to come out of the Middle East, Nephelium. Now residing and re-establishing themselves in Toronto, Canada over the last 10 years, the band has announced the official release date of their debut album “Coils of Entropy” on February 7th, 2012.

“From the scorching heat of the Arabian deserts to the blistering cold of what we now call home, this debut album has literally and figuratively come a long way. The aged yet modern style of death metal with a subtle integration of Middle Eastern melodies is a perfect musical collaboration of our minds and souls. A ferocious ride with concepts and lyrical themes written around the observations of an entity witnessing the world and its demise through different eras and music that creeps up the caverns of your brain, be ready for a hybrid onslaught of technical mastery and blood curdling brutality. We firmly believe that it was well worth the wait but don’t take our word for it, give it a spin and determine that for yourselves. However, don’t cry when your speakers demolish your insides…you were warned…” comments Nephelium co-founder and drummer Alan Madhavan.

Samples from Nephelium’s six-track masterpiece that forges the perfect balance between Technical Death Metal, Old School Metal and Arabian melodies are presently streaming on their bandcamp page at the following link here.

CD Cover Design: Juanjo Castellano (JuanCastellano.com)
Logo Design: Christopher Horst

Coils Of Entropy – Track Listing:

1. Burial Ground 05:04


2. Merciless Annihilation 06:18


3. Hellborne 05:02


4. Malediction 08:52


5. Halls of Judgment 05:56


6. Coils of Entropy 10:15

NEPHELIUM – Have Shared The Stage With:

Deicide * Augury * Neuraxis * Beneath The Massacre * Crimson Shadows * Starring Jane Leigh * Blackguard * Warmachine *

(Source: Asher Media Relations)

LONG LIVE NEPHELIUM. 

Stone.

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