FEN WORKING OF FOURTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

UK Atmospheric Post-Black Metallers FEN have announced that work on what will be their fourth full-length album has begun and is progressing well.  As things stand, the band anticipates that it will be ready for release towards October/November of this year.  The as yet untitled album will be a follow up to 2013′s critically acclaimed “Dustwalker”, and will once again be released on Aural Music’s Code666 label.
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Belgian Black Metallers SAILLE have set “Eldritch” as the title of the third full-length album. The CD is currently being recorded and cover artwork will be created by Negakinu a Dutch based designer who will develop the band to a new level. Saille vocalist Dennie Grondelaers: ”We have created what we hope will be a step up from ‘Ritu’. A tight concept, with the right audial and visual stimulation, our most interesting lyrics to date and the best songwriting thus far. Saying that we’re excited would be an understatement.”
The album will again be released by Code666/Aural Music on November 10th 2014, through a Belgian releaseshow. the band will also perform on Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2014 (December 12/13, Eindhoven [NL]) among bands as Tryptikon, At The Gates, Unleashed and many others.
Regarding the new Saille album title, Grondelaers says: ”Since the beginning of storytelling, man has been fascinated with the fearful, the uncanny and the weird. Things that go bump in the night. Things that in their very nature can best be described as ‘Eldritch’. With our newest release we will not be breaking new ground when it comes to original concepts and we don’t want to. What we do want is to give the listener a brief introduction to several of the best ‘Eldritch’ works of fiction that exist. Some of them contemporary, others written around the turn of the previous century and one or two considered highly influential classics. But none of them should ever be forgotten. For how much fun would a world without a little bit of fear be?”

code666 (the black metal sublabel of Aural Music group) is proud to announce the signing of New York City iconoclastic black metallers Imperial Triumphant to a multi album worldwide deal.
Orchestrating vanguard black metal since 2005 and citing influences from Deathspell Omega to Polish Post-Serialism Composer Krzysztof Penderecki, Imperial Triumphant is now working on their new album ‘Abyssal Gods’ scheduled for early 2015. here’s what frontman Ilya had to say about the new deal: “Imperial Triumphant is honored to be working with a label with such a rich history of great releases.  We are excited to add another to their catalogue.”
this summer code666 will release ‘Shrine to the Trident Throne’ , a collection of their obscure, independent early works.

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RISE OF AVERNUS – the Orchestral Progressive Doom metal band from Australia – has signed a multi album contract with Aural Music imprint Code666.
Rise Of Avernus debut album titled “L’Appel Du Vide”, due for release in late January 2014, is a Masterpiece of Orchestral and Progressive Doom Metal, Mastered by Jens Bogren of Fascination Studios and with artwork by Seth Siro Anton of Septicflesh.
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, RISE OF AVERNUS are quickly becoming a well known entity throughout the Australian metal scene.
Within the short time frame since the release of their debut EP in 2012, RISE OF AVERNUS have relentlessly toured around the country sharing the stage with bands such as ENSLAVED, ROTTING CHRIST and APOCALYPTICA performing a unique style of music stemming for many different genres, the band can best be described as “Orchestral, Progressive Doom Metal “. Whilst this styling is very evident through their 2014 debut album ‘L’appel du vide, there is an exploration throughout a vast range of moods and expressions that truly sets RISE OF AVERNUS apart from others. Transcending the tradition realms of Progressive metal, “L’appel du vide” delves into a rich tapestry of dark orchestral soundscapes whilst exploring dark and poignant themes through their lyrics. The extremity of beauty refracts against a dark aural environment with elements of Symphonic Doom and Death Metal…
Here’s what the band had to say about signing the contract:
“RISE OF AVERNUS are extremely excited to announce our multi-album signing with AURAL MUSIC. Home to a plethora of boundary pushing metal bands. The signing will see the international release of our debut album “L’APPEL DU VIDE”. We are incredibly honoured to be joining a label that has such an established track record of quality releases, and can’t wait to unleash this album!”

HORIZON ABLAZE – the Extreme Metal metal band from Norway – has signed a multi album contract with Aural Music imprint Code666. Horizon Ablaze second album titled “Dødsverk”, due for release in late February 2014, is a Nihilistic Apocalypse of Molten Extreme Metal.
Hailing from Kristiansand, Norway, HORIZON ABLAZE consist of:
  • Andrè Kvebek (ex-1349, pantheon-i, den saakaldte) – Vocals
  • Shandy McKay (ex-absu, Pantheon-i) – Guitars
  • Ole Bent Madsen (blood red throne) – Bass
  • Stian Ruethemann, Guitars and Vocals
  • Kevin Vvåle, Drums
Rough mix advance track here
Here’s what the band had to say about signing the contract and the new album:
“We are stoked to be able to announce that Horizon Ablaze have signed with Aural Music. Aural Music is exactly what Horizon Ablaze needs going forward stronger than ever. regarding the new album The time has come for Horizon Ablaze to dive deeper into its insanity, with tracks that destroys everything they’ve previously done. The new album is an ultimate testament to hate, where genres mould into something completely unique, and absurd. It’s also the first album where their native language will be the primary means of spewing destructive ideas, uplifting anti theistic views and nihilism. The only concept really touched upon on this record is to make the creepiest, darkest, most fucked up record in aeons, as it is the only way to build upon Spawn’s genuine atmosphere and develop further as a band.”

Following the success of the reissue of their critically acclaimed 1993 album “Inside The Unreal”, reunited death metal gods Electrocution finally unveils the title of their forthcoming new album: “Metaphysincarnation”.
The band is currently recording 11 new songs with guitarist/producer Alex Guadagnoli at The Strands Studio in Los Angeles, while singer Mick Montaguti is tracking the vocals at High Distortion Level Studio in Bologna, Italy. The album artwork will be created by Gustavo Sazes, known for his previous works for Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy, Angra and others.
Alex Guadagnoli: “We’re stoked how well this new album it’s coming together and taking the creative process to the next level was easier than we thought even after all these years. We’re staying in touch with our fan-base and this definitely brought in lots of energy and motivation. It’s very heavy as you would expect from Electrocution and somehow it incarnates the feel of “Inside The Unreal” into a new, enhanced and evolved sound. The new songs includes both fast blasts and groovy mid-tempos, lots of guitar solos, acoustic guitars and sick vocals with very interesting lyrics by Mick.”
Mick Montaguti: “Metaphysincarnation is a journey through various aspects of the knowledge of mankind, according to the duality: nature – technology. For many titles, I chose to use the ancient greek, because the logic was born with Aristotle. And starting from this, the science and the technology have evolved so far. These songs reflect how knowledge and technology are something potentially good or bad. We decide how to use them. The man, probably will not survive himself, but the wonderful thing is that, however, the universe and nature will always be there, waiting for entities that will know and live in harmony with them.”
Song titles include “Wireworm”, “Abiura”, “Spirals In Tension” and “Panopticon” (full track-list will be released later on).
Video teaser #1:  http://youtu.be/lrIR5IrhDsM
Video teaser #2:  http://youtu.be/rfdg3ugg-So

Italian’s Progressive Doom Sludgers VOID OF SLEEP signed a new deal with Aural Music for the release of their second album, scheduled for late 2014.
here’s the Official Press-Statement from the band:

“Ladies and Gentlemen, important news on the horizon: Void of Sleep are glad to announce the renewal of their worldwide deal with Aural Music, even for their second studio album!!
The decision is the result of both parts due to the mutual trust, the constant goal to grow more and more the band reputation and the excellent results achieved by the first record in just one year of cooperation.
Void of Sleep are starting right now to work hard to the new record material which will probably be a concept album and it will be tentatively scheduled for the late 2014″

The progressive black metal act AENAON will release their highly anticipated 2nd album entitled “Extance” on January 20th 2014 via Code666/ Aural Music in special Ultra Limited Wooden Box, Standard Cd version and Digital Download. 65 minutes of complex, sparser arrangements and Avantgarde, Eccentric Black Metal. 11 track that simulate the question of individual’s self-awareness.
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“Extance” track listing:
1- The First Art
2- Deathtrip Chronicle
3- Grau Diva
4- A Treatise on the Madness of God
5- Der Mude Tod
6- Pornocrates
7- Closer to Scaffold
8- Land of no Water
9- Algernon’s Decadence
10- Funeral Blues
11- Palindrome
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Cover artwork by visionary painter Lukasz Wodynski.
the Official Video Teaser has been uploaded on Youtube, HERE
Greek Psychedelic Progressive Black Metallers Hail Spirit Noir are proud to present their second album titled “Oi Magoi”, scheduled to hit stores January 20, 2014 on code666 in a special limited Digipack edition and Digital Download.
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Official Tracklist:
01 Blood Guru
02 Demon for a Day
03 Satan is Time
04 Satyriko Orgio (Satyrs’ Orgy)
05 The Mermaid
06 Hunters
07 Oi Magoi
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aNgreNOST - a black metal band from Portugal – has signed a multi album contract with Aural Music imprint Code666.
Angrenost’s debut album titled “Planet Muscaria”, due for release in late September 2013, is pure, hateful and self-destructive undead Black Metal. A genuine and desperate scream of venomous un-life, sucked into a very bad trip to the Gates of Hell and beyond.
aNgreNOST was formed in 1995 by Pursan and Ainvar (Sirius). The only release by the band was the EP “Evil”, released on mcd by Andromeda Creations (Portugal) in 1997, which was very well received by the public.
After this release, in 1998, due to all-kind of extreme auto-destructive behaviors, Pursan collapses and leaves the band.
12 years later Pursan re-activates aNgreNOST, this time without Ainvar and with 2 new members: Erdsaf and E. (Wavelength:Satan).

The concept of aNgreNOST and PLANET MUSCARIA are entwined. It is the raw testimony of someone who took the human condition to its most extreme state: dark, miserable self-destructive… and survived. Intravenous overdoses, psychotic outbreaks, NDEs and bad trips. Detox clinics, psychiatric asylums, hospitals and police stations. Addiction and extreme abuse of hard drugs and hallucinogens. aNgreNOST is not about fantasies or poetry. It’s real, and PLANET MUSCARIA is the mirror of these experiences. Black Metal in its most pure and genuine form.


Belgian Ritualistic Black Metallers CULT OF ERINYES will release their new album, “Blessed Extinction”October 28 via code666.

“Blessed Extinction” track listing:

(1) From the Shattered Skies
(2) 自爆 (Jibaku)
(3) Unspoiled Beauty
(4) Bipolar
(5) Dissolve into the Stars
(6) Sunken Cities
(7) The Vlasov Notes
(8) Coda

CULT OF ERINYES mainman Corvus recently declared: “Drawing the energy from the darkest thoughts of its creators, Cult of Erinyes intends to evolve in the realms of Black Metal while pushing its limits a bit further. Spawned with the intention to distil artistic audacity into respected traditions, Cult of Erinyes belongs to the forbidden experience, where music is merely a symptom of a higher truth. Ritualistic hymns, vicious and twisted vocals, furious rhythmics and ambient digressions are only a few weapons which make Cult of Erinyes a band to be reckoned with.”

Formed late 2009, the Cult wasted no time, recording its first EP “Golgotha” less than a year later. The EP was released early 2011  through Kunsthauch & Dunkelkunst, as well as on a limited edition tape through Caverna Abismal Records. Insatiable, the band re-entered the Blackout Multimedia studio late 2010 to record its first full-length album with Phorgath (Enthroned, Emptiness). “A Place to Call My Unknown” was released on Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Production around mid-2011 and is almost unanimously revered by media and audiences. After signing a multi album deal with Aural Music’s imprint code666, they entered the Studio during summer 2013 to record their second album“Blessed Extinction”.