Posts Tagged ‘Earache Records’


Dutch brutal death metallers SEVERE TORTURE have started the writing process for their next album, the follow-up to 2007’s SWORN VENGEANCE. SEVERE TORTURE bassist PATRICK BOLEIJ discusses the band’s recent activities: “Here’s a short update to let you all know what’s been going on in the Severe Torture camp over the last couple of months. […]

SSS – The Dividing Line

These guys have been hovering just below my radar for the last year and a half and in that time I have had ample opportunity to check out these Liverpool natives. Out of either apathy or laziness I just hadn’t. It is safe to say that I’m not quite as enthusiastic about this modern thrash […]

Oceano – Depths

As a deathcore fan, 2009 has been off to a pretty solid start with the likes of Rose Funeral, Impending Doom, Glasgow Grin, Within the Ruins, Earth From Above, etc. However two recent releases in particular have savaged my genitals with the tenacity of an African Honey Badger and I was wearing beehive underpants; the […]

Ignominious Incarceration – Of Winter Born

So not only is Earache experiencing a bit of a comeback, the UK Death metal scene appears to be getting very healthy in a hurry: Man Must Die, Detrimentium, Sarpanitum, Trigger the Bloodshed and now Bath’s own oddly named Ignominious Incarceration and their rather impressive debut. I’ll get this right out of the way now. […]

Insect Warfare – World Extermination

Originally released on 625 Thrash Records back in 2007 and now re-released by arguably the original grindcore record label, Texas’s Insect Warfare continue where the monstrous grindcore recent efforts of fellow Texans Kill the Client, Maruta, Captain Cleanoff and Napalm Death, left off. Basically, Insect Warfare is like my mother in law; short, explosive, loud, […]

Order of Ennead – Order of Ennead

As I detailed here , and to save some time, basically Order of Ennead is a continuation of label and line up hampered act Council of the Fallen, who released two very solid albums of blistering black/death metal in 2002s Revealing Damnation and 2004s Deciphering the Soul. Both I which I highly recommend. However, of […]


Virginian thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE are set to return to Europe this Summer to play a string of festivals. MUNICIPAL WASTE guitarist RYAN WASTE states: “The Waste will be coming over to Europe again this Summer for quite a few festivals. We’re pumped to play to some larger crowds, but we are still going to play […]


Earache Records is proud to announce the forthcoming release of HEAVY METAL KILLERS – a compilation featuring the very best bands from the emerging “New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal” scene. HEAVY METAL KILLERS features 13 new tracks from the best fresh, young bands who share one common goal – to bring back the glory […]


To celebrate a year since its original release, UK thrashers EVILE’s ripping debut album ENTER THE GRAVE has been reissued as a special redux edition and is now available worldwide! This limited edition version of EVILE’s FLEMMING RASMUSSEN-produced (METALLICA) modern thrash masterpiece features the album housed in a special slipcase, and includes three bonus tracks, […]


In recognition of a music genre that has spawned some of the most original and talented bands hailing from every corner of the globe, Earache Records is proud to announce the release of WORLDWIDE METAL. Celebrating the diversity of metal in all of its forms, WORLDWIDE METAL is the ultimate collection of the fastest, heaviest […]

The Boy Will Drown Post studio report

British technical metallers THE BOY WILL DROWN are currently in the studio recording their first ever album. The band, who recently signed a multi-album, worldwide recording deal with Earache Records, are following in the footsteps of their idols DECAPITATED, having entered Hertz Studios in Bialystok, Poland to record their as-yet untitled debut album. The band […]

Cauldron Sign to Earache Records

Earache Records is proud to announce the signing of Toronto, Canada’sCAULDRON to a multi-album worldwide deal. The high energy traditional heavy metal three piece have built a steady following while producing a fresh heavy metal sound built out of a passion and love for the genre, and a deep understanding of the elements that gointo […]

Interview with Order of Ennead

When I first started this reviewing gig, one of the first albums from an ‘unknown’ act I fell in love with was the 2002 debut Revealing Damnation from Council of The Fallen, released on Martyr Music Group. After staying in touch with founding member Kevin Quiron, and reviewing the follow up, 2004’s equally impressive Dechipering […]

Deicide – Till Death Do Us Part

“The Fastest and Most Brutal Deicide Album ever!” At least that’s what the cover proclaims, but it looks like Mr. Benton, after two creative critically acclaimed comeback albums in Scars of the Crucifix and The Stench of Redemption, wants out of his record contract with Earache and has reverted back to In Torment In Hell […]

Cult of Luna – Eternal Kingdom

Like many a listener I discovered Cult of Luna in 2002 when I heard their masterpiece, The Beyond. However I lost track of them after that as I was bored by Salvation and don’t even recall Somewhere Along the Highway.  I decided to give them another chance though as I loved The Beyond so much. […]

Biomechanical – Cannibalised

Cannibalised, the third full length from Biomechanical, is my introduction to the band. I caught wind of the band earlier this year through another site and promptly checked out their Myspace. The one song I heard from this album there left me reeling my jaw from the floor – it was like hearing the chaos […]

Various Artists – Thrashing Like a Maniac

It’s no surprise that Earache took the liberty of releasing a compilation of strictly new school thrash ‘revivalists’, as their roster boasts more of these bands (Bonded by Blood, Evile, Municipal Waste, SSS, Gama Bomb, and Violator all appear here) than any other major metal label. Thrashing Like a Maniac, just as any good comp […]

Bring Me the Horizon – This is what the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For EP

So, in light of Earache recently re-releasing the hugely hyped yet stunningly average debut, Count Your Blessings, from this suddenly popular Yorkshire men, Earache have re-issued the debut EP (both originally released on 30 Days of Night and Visible Music respectively) that got the band signed to Earache in the first place. Yup, I smell […]

Blood Red Throne – Come Death

When it comes to straight-up death metal, few bands can amuse me. Even when a death metal record strikes me, it surely isn’t because it’s setting the world on fire, but mainly because there’s a little flavor that holds my interest. Poland’s Hate did that for me last year. Norway’s Blood Red Throne hasn’t rattled […]

Evile – Enter the Grave

I must say I’m loving every minute of this thrash “revival” we’ve been seeing these days. Above and beyond any other form of metal, I’m a thrasher through and through. I’ve spent countless hours wearing thin my copies of Testament, Metallica, Kreator, and Megadeth albums. Most of these older (original) thrash bands have moved away […]

Bring Me the Horizon – Count Your Blessings

I want to hate Sheffield’s Bring Me The Horizon so bad it hurts. I want to hate them because of their awful emo, teenage looks and comb-overs. I want to hate them because they sell girly T’s on their website. I want to hate them because of their cryptic non metal album cover. I want […]

Akercocke – Antichrist

Akercocke, England’s diabolical, intelligent masters of brutality, have returned with Antichrist; an album of superbly executed, well contrasted and aurally punishing Death Metal. After spinning this album several times, I can find almost nothing to even begin to complain about…almost. First off, Akercocke is a wickedly good band. Anyone would be hard pressed to find […]

Municipal Waste – The Art Of Partying

Ok dudes, grab your beer bongs because Municipal Waste is here to ensure they get plenty of use! Unloading like a mutated hybrid of DRI, Exodus & Andrew WK, Municipal Waste bring the Thrash Party complete with shouted gang choruses, plenty of fast tempos and riff-tastic guitars all in a cloud of stale sweat & […]

Berzerker, The – Animosity

I thought World of Lies was a big step forward from these Aussie industrial/techno grinders, as they introduced some actual death metal based song writing and restraint to their programmed fury. However, Animosity sees a bit of a return to the pure relentlessness of Dissimulate. Free from frequent samples (and masks), Animosity gets right to […]

With Passion – What We See When We Close Our Eyes

I rather enjoyed the debut EP In the Midst of Bloodied Soil from this Sacramento metalcore act, as is brought some synth laced, epic blackened majesty to metalcore. However, with a considerable line-up shuffle, their Earache full-length debut sounds like a slightly different beast. That doesn’t make it a bad record, its just a bit […]