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2023 news from Imperative PR

  • Final Coil

    Final Coil prepare to release The World We Inherited

    December 18, 2023

    At long last, the concluding, climactic chapter of Final Coil’s magnificent Persistence Trilogy is here. Six years after the story began with debut album Persistence Of Memory, four years since the groundbreaking The World We Left Behind For Others challenged our preconceptions...
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  • Cercenatory

    Cercenatory prepare to release GoreSphere

    December 12, 2023

    It’s been a long wait, seven years all told, but at last Colombia’s Cercenatory have returned from the darkness with their second album of full force, brutal death metal - GoreSphere. Who knows what has happened to the band in the intervening years...
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  • Perveration

    Perveration prepare to release Putrefaction Of Infinite Apogee

    December 11, 2023

    Following in the infected wake of its depraved predecessor, Perversion In Manifest Disease, the second album from Indonesia’s Perveration approaches; scuttling on twisted limbs and wrapped in...
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  • Scarelight

    Scarelight prepare to release Scream Out Loud

    December 08, 2023

    ‘Scream Out Loud’ is the anthemic single that heralds the arrival of new Greek power metal sensation, Scarelight! Bringing together dancing, energised guitar lines and soaring, emotive, storytelling vocals, blending melodic progressions that lift the heart and thunderous drums...
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  • Swarf Damage

    Swarf Damage prepare to release Swarf Damage

    November 28, 2023

    Erupting out of the superficial tranquillity of their Isle Of Man home, Swarf Damage have crawled from the wreckage of their creation cradling in their scarred arms an anti-personnel device of a debut album, loaded with confrontational vocals, skin-flaying guitars...
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  • Drakonian Elitism

    Tanin’iver prepare to release Dark Evils Desecrate

    November 20, 2023

    Three years on from the violent rage of the last Tanin’iver album, The Lucifer Effect, Steve Lillywhite is back – still fighting against the randomly assigned cruelties of fate and still spitting venom at the grotesque targets that have inflamed his hatred. Armed with...
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  • Drakonian Elitism

    Ofermod, Black Altar and Acherontas prepare to release Drakonian Elitism

    November 16, 2023

    A confluence of black metal powers, an alliance of explorers of the outer reaches , disciples of the dark; Odium Records have brought together three of the genre’s most renowned and respected artists for...
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  • Serpents Oath

    Serpents Oath prepare to release Revelation

    November 09, 2023

    Following in the burnt and blistered wake of their searing second album, Ascension, Belgium’s devilish division of black metal commandos, Serpents Oath, have returned with the third chapter in their tome of satanic secrets...
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  • Rage UK Tour

    Rage prepare to tour the UK

    October 12, 2023

    It’s been far too long since the legendary German metallers Rage brought their anthemic blend of speed and power to the UK, but at last the wait is over! Peavy Wagner and his men will be returning to our shores in late November...
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  • A Hill To Die Upon

    A Hill To Die Upon prepare to release The Black Nativity

    October 11, 2023

    Six years have passed since A Hill To Die Upon graced us with the compelling and dynamic Via Artis Via Mortis…but now the wait is over and the three have returned, bearing with them the sumptuous gifts...
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  • Kryptoxik Mortality

    Kryptoxik Mortality prepare to release Interdimensional Calamitous Extirpation

    October 09, 2023

    Having already laid waste to the spring and summer of 2023 with two world burning EPs, Trash Compactor Orgy and Genocidal Strain, Seattle’s purveyors of slamming sickness, Kryptoxik Mortality, are...
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  • Foul Body Autopsy

    Foul Body Autopsy prepare to release Crucifix Dreams

    October 02, 2023

    Having reached the end of the challenging, emotional ride that was the three part Shadows Without Light project, an odyssey through the grieving process which featured some demanding and adventurous musical experimentation alongside the soul searching lyrics....
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  • Bermuda's Burden

    Bermuda's Burden prepare to release Devil's Paradise

    September 25, 2023

    There is a pathway that leads through the labyrinth of sound that forms the Devil’s Paradise double a-side single from Indiana’s Bermuda’s Burden; precious gems of melody and emotion, shining diamonds of inventiveness and passion that the band have left for you to follow...
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  • Mangled Carpenter

    Mangled Carpenter prepare to release Salvation Syndrome

    September 20, 2023

    With the dust now settled from the impact of their pulverizing 2021 debut album, Under The Shadow, the time is right for the return of Mangled Carpenter! Heavier than ever, the idiosyncratic edge...
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  • NecroticGoreBeast

    NecroticGoreBeast prepare to release Repugnant

    September 11, 2023

    The wounds that NecroticGoreBeast inflicted in 2022 with their contributions to the Acts Of Sadistic Cruelty split album, alongside Gorepot, Kill Everything and Virulent Excision, may barely have healed, but the Canadian blast masters have returned...
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  • IMPERIUM

    IMPERIUM prepare to release When Kings Meet

    August 08, 2023

    Almost exactly a year on from their debut, self-titled EP – which had The Razor’s Edge noting that if you weren’t “nodding along to this one, then you need to get the pulse checked” – IMPERIUM are back with a new EP that will surely lift the band’s fortunes to another level. Featuring...
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  • Lord Of Shadows

    Lord Of Shadows prepare to release Echoes Of Yore

    August 04, 2023

    Lyricist, visionary and band leader, Shadows, has assembled around him a collective of rare musical talent and together they march under the banner of Lord Of Shadows. Their first EP, Extremum Vitae Spiritum Edere, was a fine introduction to the world of Lord Of Shadows...
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  • ORO

    ORO sign to Hammerheart Records

    July 13, 2023

    Imperative PR are delighted to share the news that Swedish post/sludge metal kings ORO have signed with the renowned Hammerheart Records for the release of their momentous second album Vid Vägs Ände...
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  • The Crawling

    The Crawling prepare to release All Of This For Nothing

    July 03, 2023

    Five years after their second album, Wolves And The Hideous White, left a trail of blood and bone through the metal underground, Northern Ireland’s premier exponents of doom, death and devastation...
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  • AcidBrain

    AcidBrain prepare to release The Lust Murders

    June 28, 2023

    Two years on from the gruesome horrors of their Murderous debut album, AcidBrain have returned. Once again the locked doorway in your brain that keeps the most chilling nightmares of stomach churning atrocities at bay will be broken down. Like a pack of screaming devils...
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  • Opensight

    Opensight prepare to release Mondo Fiction: The Director's Cut

    June 26, 2023

    The last album from the UK’s upcoming progressive metal outfit, Opensight was an adventurous, imaginative triumph! Adorned in the sumptuous artwork of Sollo Marcello (Ennio Morricone, Ghost, High On Fire) Mondo Fiction, a thrilling homage to genre cinema and...
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  • Ofnus

    Ofnus prepare to release Time Held Me Grey And Dying

    June 02, 2023

    Born amongst the mountains, valleys, forests and cold, clear rivers of South Wales in 2021, Ofnus are a new name in extreme music, a new star in the ice shard constellation of black metal, yet...
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  • The River

    The River prepare to release A Hollow Full Of Hope

    May 31, 2023

    It’s been four years since The River’s critically acclaimed Vessels Into White Tides quietly claimed its place in the hearts of fans of measured, reflective songs. Since then the gradual metamorphosis of the band has continued, leading them to new album, A Hollow Full Of Hope...
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  • Widow's Peak

    Widow's Peak prepare to release Claustrophobe

    May 30, 2023

    Seven years since the creative force that is Widow’s Peak first began to take shape in the basements and backstreets of Calgary, the band’s first full length album is ready to be unleashed – and the development from those first faltering steps has been little short of staggering...
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  • Paracrona

    Paracrona release Sun God

    May 25, 2023

    Ringo Christiaan Van Droffelaar and Øystein Hansen (ex- Fortíð) met on the hallowed fields of the Wacken Open Air festival in 2007 and from that chance encounter the seeds of Paracrona were sown – a new force in creative, adventurous, extreme metal. By 2016 the...
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  • Newtierra

    Newtierra release Hopeless

    May 24, 2023

    You are lost in a world torn apart, where everything you knew to be true has been consumed by the fires of chaos. All that you love is slowly breaking beneath an unbearable weight that increases with each passing hour. The pale sun grows colder and the nights seem to...
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  • Cadaver Carnivore

    Cadaver Carnivore prepare to release Devouring Eclipse Of Darkest Realm

    May 17, 2023

    Dmitry Krasnopeev may have only first picked up a musical instrument in 2012, aged 18, but his development as a musician over the following decade was remarkable. From his early endeavours playing...
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  • Rise To The Sky

    Tortured prepare to release Genetically Engineered Monstrosity

    May 10, 2023

    Three years ago Comatose Music presented the world with an enticing two track EP of rigorous brutal death metal. This briefly battering release was called The Limb Collector and it was the first taste of...
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  • Rise To The Sky

    Rise To The Sky prepare to release Two Years Of Grief

    May 05, 2023

    When his father passed away Sergio González Catalán was bereft and consumed with grief. He poured his sorrow into a sequence of remarkable albums under the banner of Rise To The Sky, his solo project of atmospheric and emotional doom/death metal...
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  • Dog Tired

    Dog Tired prepare to release The Red Verse

    May 01, 2023

    Since they first began their musical journey, in Edinburgh, more than twenty years ago, Dog Tired’s progress has been relentless and remorseless. Driven forward by an unflinching work ethic and an unceasing desire to...
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  • IMPERIUM

    IMPERIUM prepare to release Iron Thunder

    April 21, 2023

    The cold winds race across the surging waves, casting a cutting spray of salt water into the faces of every man aboard. We pursue a lonely path through the storm, yet to port and starboard I can almost see them still, sailing with us, the ghosts of the brave fleet that set out with...
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  • Forged In Black

    A Pretext To Human Suffering prepare to release Endless Cycle Of Suffering

    April 19, 2023

    Following on from their 2020 EP, Rotting Sanctum, A Pretext To Human Suffering have returned with a first full length album of their complex and punishing, trademark technical, brutal death metal...
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  • Forged In Black

    Forged In Black prepare to release Lightning In The Ashes

    April 12, 2023

    The UK’s heavy metal heroes Forged In Black have returned! And they bring with them their second full length album for Spain’s Fighter Records - Lightning In The Ashes - featuring ten songs...
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  • Crème Flesh

    Crème Flesh prepare to release Casablumpkin

    April 10, 2023

    Hailing from Ontario, Canada Crème Flesh are an explosive cocktail of farce and fury – a nail bomb in cartoon animal wrapping paper. Behind clownish jokes that reflect mankind’s endless obsession with bodily functions and sexual experimentation they unleash a damning...
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  • Hyl

    Hyl prepare to release Where Emptiness Is All

    March 28, 2023

    Hyl are a new black metal entity, brought to life to give form and shape to the creative outpourings of Rick Costantino (Schizo, Krigere Wolf etc). With infamous vocalist Shadow (Black Altar, Ofermod etc) and renowned drummer Krzysztof Klingbein (Vader, Belphegor)...
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  • Lumberghast

    The Medea Project prepare to release Reflections

    March 27, 2023

    Since South African band The Medea Project were reborn on English shores in 2017 they have steadily built for themselves a reputation as outliers and margin walkers, carving out an individual artistic aesthetic that places them in a league of their own. Drawing on...
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  • Lumberghast

    Lumberghast prepare to release First Person Shooter

    March 10, 2023

    Emerging like a murderer from the mist, draped in a foul miasma of dark electronics and vicious riffs comes Lumberghast; the creation of a demon of sound, a mind flaying, soul stealing enchanter who goes by the name of Otto Von Lumberghast. Fuelling his creativity with...
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  • Attractive Chaos

    Attractive Chaos prepare to release The Fire Between Us

    March 06, 2023

    Despite only forming as recently as January 2022 Attractive Chaos already possess a poise and style that many long established bands would be envious of. The musical chemistry that exists between the...
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  • Utilitarian

    Utilitarian prepare to release Gaslights

    March 01, 2023

    In this age of dictators, corruption, poverty, disease and war there is more need than ever for a strong voice with a strong message – preferably one armed with riffs sharp enough to cut through the political obfuscation and the bullshit of the profiteers. What better time...
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  • Ingraves

    Ingraves prepare to release Human Abyss

    February 24, 2023

    Hailing from central Scotland, Ingraves are a band of remarkable power and intensity. Their brand of gritty, raw metalcore is infused with a fierce determination to tackle difficult questions and give honest answers, to bare their wounds unashamed and offer a strong...
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  • Colpocleisis

    Colpocleisis prepare to release Elegant Degradation

    February 15, 2023

    Having forced listeners, face first, into the swill of bodily fluids that sits at the bottom of the human cesspit with the rotten, rapid fire Human Dignity Violated EP in 2020, Colpocleisis are back - and ready to venture further into the swamps of horror and disgust. Their hunger to...
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  • Whore Of Bethlehem

    Whore Of Bethlehem prepare to release Ritual Of Homicide

    January 19, 2023

    Six years on from their soul-searing second album, Extinguish The Light, the infernal horde of Whore Of Bethlehem have returned – shattering the silence once more with a new collection of hymns to the horned...
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  • Depraved Murder

    Depraved Murder prepare to release Unethical Terrestrial Collapse

    January 16, 2023

    Rising once more from the bubbling toxic poison pit of the Indonesian brutal death metal scene, East Java’s Depraved Murder have returned with another onslaught of putridity and pestilence. Nine new apocryphal hymns, dire portents of imminent destruction underscored...
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  • Nemesism

    Nemesism prepare to release Nemesism

    January 10, 2023

    Hailing from Las Vegas and featuring band members with experience in the ranks of Guttural Secrete and Cerebral Incubation, Nemesism are a brand new brutal death metal strike force looking to push the limits of the genre. Combining complex, creative song writing and...
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  • Winds Of Tragedy

    Winds Of Tragedy prepare to release Hating Life

    January 06, 2023

    The restless, tormented creativity of Sergio González Catalán is never silent. 2022 brought us two albums of majestic melancholy from his atmospheric doom/death project Rise To The Sky and an album and an EP of soul-searing depressive black metal from Winds Of Tragedy...
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