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Teeth of the Divine “Thanks-giveaway”- 2 T-shirts up for grabs!!!

Yeeeah! We are just going to straight up giveaway 2 shirts from our recently opened, official merchandise store. No questions, No contest, simply two T-shirts given away to two randomly picked winners (one shirt per each). There are oodles of colors and logo designs to pick from, from black, brown, pink, and even lime green to go with the current times.

Napalm Death announce a new album “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism”!

UK Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are delighted to announce their upcoming studio album release “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism”, to be released on September 18th, 2020.

Official TeethoftheDivine Webstore Now Open!!!!!

Yep, We did a thing. We finally did it. After 10 years, we finally frigging did it!!

We went and got some merchandise and stuff!!!!!!!!

Oath of Damnation New Album Premiere Exclusively at TeethoftheDivine.com!!!!

Teethofthedivine, Imperative PR and Gore House Productions are proud to present the stream of the premiere for Oath of Damnation’s second album, Fury and Malevolence.

Calling New Writers

We here at Teeth of the Divine are again drowning in releases, good and bad. It’s gotten so bad that we even told the water department to scram because, honestly, who has time for watery showers when you can simply shower in metal and bathe in righteousness? But even then, the sacrifices to our personal hygiene and well being isn’t enough to cover all the goddamn metal we receive daily. Thus we’re looking for a few good headbangers that know how to spell somewhat coherent sentences to share their educated opinions about today’s hottest and ugliest releases.

Teeth of the Divine Staff Picks For 2019

Shit. Another year of turmoil and the world seems more divisive than ever. The good news is that metal was as strong as ever and kept us united with top notch releases from every genre and every type of band from new and unsigned to perennial heavyweights. One glance at the staff lists below show the quality and quantity of metal released, as you’d be hard pressed to find a common top album amid the bunch.

Here’s to 2020 (where the fuck are the flying cars and shit??) , and you can look forward to more reviews, and maybe even a fresh coat of paint on the site. Skol!!!!!!

Redefining Darkness Records premiere debut track and album teaser video from upcoming Appalling album.

Redefining Darkness is proud to team up with Teethofthedivine to deliver a filthy, exclusive, one two punch from Virginia’s Appalling; a brand new song “Hot Coals for Branding” from the impending sophomore album Inverted Realm, due out May 3rd. The label also dropped a full album teaser via youtube, with even more of a taste of the death metal furor contained within.

Teeth of the Divine Staff Picks for 2018

The way we do the TOP 2018 list here at Teeth is that we’ve waited until the year was actually over. That way, we’re sure we didn’t miss giving proper credit to that one album that released a minute before midnight on the 31st. So just in case some metal band from Tonga got an idea, we were ready for it. Nonetheless, every year there’s more and more material out there for us to listen to and it’s pretty much impossible to cover it all. Yet, 2018 saw plenty of albums that deserve to be remembered next year — and some being which will stick around longer. Maybe you missed something? Maybe you have your own ideas what ruled in 2018 and what should never have been released in the first place? Check our lists out, see how our picks matched up, and let’s hope 2019 doesn’t prove to be worse.

Happy Holidays from Teethofthedivine!!!

As usual, we will be taking a little break here at Teethofthedivine .com for the Holidays. Whatever ever seasonal celebration you celebrate, we hope you have a safe holiday season. The elves here at Teethofthedivine will be let off for a few days from providing you with top notch reviews and features so we can recuperate from 2018’s amazing onslaught of metal, and allow the dedicated TOTD staff some time with their families or homeless shelter roommates.

Angerot Vinyl Giveaway!

The autumn should be here but it’s not because, hey, turns out climate change is fucking real. To enjoy all that drought, floods and other catastrophes, Teeth of the Divine teams up with Clawhammer PR and Angerot to giveaway one copy of Angerot’s latest album ‘The Splendid Iniquity’ in vinyl! That’s right. One lucky bastard, chosen at random, will walk out with the limited edition black/red splatter vinyl. It also comes with a 12-page comic book, 11×17″ poster and the bonus track “The Conquering” as a digital download. So come on in and participate, it’s easy!

Teeth of the Divine Security Notice

Dear readers.

Unfortunately, we recently became aware of a possible, brief security issue beyond our control on a machine that also housed a backup of Teeth of the Divine’s blog database (backed up in January 2016). It is possible that the backup was compromised in that brief moment and we are acting accordingly based on the assumption.

What this means to you?

Local files were not part of that backup. The current site is not compromised and remains safe to use.

The database contained the comments of the site (before January 2016) and with it, the nicknames, email addresses and IP addresses associated with those comments. Thus, potentially, in the worst case scenario, if you’ve left a comment to the site before January 2016, your email address might be out there in the open.

Our giveaways use another system and thus they were not part of the backup. We do not store that data on our server either and we do not hold onto giveaway information for longer than is necessary to see the event come to a conclusion.

So what now?

We have improved the security of the site further, so that it is more safe to browse and interact with.

We are going to keep working on the site to maintain and enhance its security where we can.

We will collect and retain as little of your personal details as we can and purge what we do not need more frequently.

We’ve also updated our privacy policy up to better explain what happens on the site when you browse it.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Frank Rini To Guest on new Internal Bleeding Album!!!!

TeethoftheDivine’s very own contributor and early Internal Bleeding vocalist , Frank Rini will be making a guest vocal appearance on the up coming Internal Bleeding album, Corrupting Influence coming out this fall on Unique Leader Records. Rini served as the vocalist for Internal Bleeding from 1993-1997, and performed on the band’s debut Voracious Contempt and its […]

Transcending Records Winter Giveaway

What do you know? It’s still winter! Don’t believe us? Just look at all those fine specimen competing in South Korea! No? How about this then: We’ve teamed up with Transcending Records and Clawhammer PR for a WINTER GIVEAWAY where you can win, not just one, but two actual VINYL releases and 4 CDs from acts such as Cardiac Arrest, Rotting Obscene, Affasia, Vesperian Sorrow, Monolith Cult and Frost Giant. That’s a pretty big package Santa forgot to deliver. So what do you need to win this 2 LP + 4 CD package? Click on to find out!

TEETH OF THE DIVINE STAFF PICKS FOR 2017

Another year on the books, another year packed with excellent metal in every style. And while we didn’t see any significant trends emerge this year, you will notice if you look at our collective lists that there’s very little overlap in our picks. The new releases from the old guard, the standard bearers, and the heavy hitters of death, black, doom and beyond only make up a fraction of what’s offered here – everything else is new arrivals and recent rising stars. No matter where you find it, metal has never been so prolific or diverse, and that is great news for all you out there who are black of heart and hard of hearing. So get ready to dig in and get lost in the deepest bowels of the metal underground – when you come up for air, it’ll be 2018.

Warrel Dane 1961-2017

With heavy hearts and disbelief we bid farewell to one of the most iconic voices in heavy metal, as Warrel Dane, the vocalist in Nevermore and Sanctuary has passed away due to a heart attack in São Paolo, Brazil where he was working on his second solo album.

Through his music, the man gave us a lot of inspiration here at Teeth of the Divine and we wish to send our condolences and pay our respect to the family and friends.

Warrel Dane, you will be missed.

INTERNAL BLEEDING To Carry On Following The Passing Of Drummer And Veteran FDNY Firefighter Bill Tolley; Strike Of The Empire US Tour With Vader Draws Near

As the metal world still mourns the passing of Internal Bleeding drummer and FDNY fire fighter, Bill Tolley, the band has announced they will continue  and also announced a US tour with Vader…. “…we think it’s only appropriate that we do this tour, continue with the band, and continue to release music in Bill’s memory, […]

FILLINGS AND CAVITIES PART III: STUFF WE MISSED IN 2016

Welcome back to one of our few traditions here at TeethoftheDivine (if you can call 3 years a tradition) – our annual Fillings and Cavities feature. Here, our staff open wide and revisit 2016 to select releases that we failed to review or mention in our year-end lists. Don’t forget to floss afterwards.

My Dying Bride sign to Nuclear Blast!

For 27 years, MY DYING BRIDE from West Yorkshire have been the voice of the hopeless and broken, combining haunting sounds with crushing misery and melancholy. With their signature sound they’ve shaped the doom metal scene like barely any other act and integrated both soft violin melodies and violent death metal growls into their music, […]

Pyrrhon to Release 3rd Album via Willowtip Records

Experimental new York death metal band Pyrrhon (pronounced “peer-on”) have partnered up with Willowtip Records (North America) and Throatruiner (Europe) to release new material. “We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with these two fantastic labels, as clichéd as that might be. Willowtip has been the foremost name in weirdo death metal mutations since we were […]

Teeth of the Divine Staff Picks for 2016

Well, here we are at the start of a fresh new year. And while New Years is usually a time for bright-eyed, wishful optimism and wistful reminiscence, the global political and social climates have the world at unease. Yet despite a near blastbeat-pace of bummers and deaths, 2016 gave us another year of stellar extreme music.

Teethofthedivine soldiered on in 2016 as well, with some new faces on the team (though our distaste for digital promos hasn’t changed a bit). We also experienced a growth spurt on social media, so if you’re not following us yet, why the hell not? ‘Cause while other sites seem content to feed you with celebrity blogs, lists of ‘top 10 albums from 1993 which which had llamas on the cover’ or so-called humor pieces, TOTD just did what we do best: reviews, reviews, and reviews. One review every week day for the whole year. That’s 300+ reviews, folks.

We hope to add more interviews, features, and contests in 2017, and we do it all for you guys – our loyal readers, sharers, likers, and listeners. So keep on keeping it real in 2017, as it might be the last year the earth continues to spin. We’ll do our part to make sure metal stays as relevant in 2017 as it has been in the decades before.

So with much ado, here are the hand-picked releases that the TOTD staff enjoyed in 2016. Given the thousands of releases that assaulted our collective senses last year, hopefully we’ll introduce you to a few new favorites. And as always, stay tuned for our Fillings and Cavities feature, where we’ll shovel even more death, destruction, blackened weirdness, and melodic wonders into your willing ears.

Boris Records Vinyl Giveaway

If there’s one thing that’s mothertruckin’ hot right now, it’s nostalgia. And what could be more nostalgic than vinyls? Satan probably. Teeth of the Divine teams up with Boris Records and Clawhammer PR for a giveaway that combines both of those things. Yes, you read that right. One randomly picked winner gets his hands on one (1) 12″ and three (3) 7″ releases from the following bands: Vimur, Hellgoat, Cloak and Mangled. And what do you have to do to participate and perhaps—if Lady Luck is willing—get your filthy hands all over these records? Just fill a form right here, right now.

Morbid Angel Sign to UDR Records: New Album in 2017

From Morbid Angel’s Facebook page; MORBID ANGEL SIGN WITH UDR Music +++ Godfathers of death metal genre to release new album in 2017 Morbid Angel, the Tampa, Florida-based death metal legends, are proud and excited to announce they have signed with UDR Music for all territories exclusively outside Japan. Featuring founder-member and venerated guitar legend […]

Fillings and Cavities Part II: Stuff We Missed in 2015

It happens every year. In the mad shuffle to painstakingly put our year-end lists together, stuff gets missed. Whether they were sent to us after the fact, slipped through the cracks, or were simply overlooked, a number of killer releases found themselves in year-end limbo. A few of our staff compiled a list of the praise-worthy releases that missed the cut for our year-end 2015 feature, which means you should still consider them to be some of last year’s best.

DARK FUNERAL announce release date for new album “Where Shadows Forever Reign” & reveal album cover!

From Dark Funeral’s Facebook Page: Six years after the release of their latest album, the Swedish masters of black metal, DARK FUNERAL, will finally release their new album on June 3rd, 2016 via Century Media Records! It will be entitled “Where Shadows Forever Reign”. Lord Ahriman comments: “Wow, did 6 years pass already? Time surely […]

UNSPEAKABLE AXE RECORDS MEATY GIVEAWAY!

The fine folks at Clawhammer PR and the Fine Dude at Unspeakable Axe Records are in a giving mood. They have decided that one lucky Teethofthedivine reader is going to get a veritable swag bag of Unspeakable Axe goodies including 3 CDs, 1 Cassette, 1 vinyl record AND a damn T- shirt to boot. How Awesome is that?