signs with Apostasy Records

sp_news_sThe New Year has barely begun and we already have to announce a new addition to our family:
SPHERON from Ludwigshafen will show with their debut “Ecstasy Of God” which will be released via Apostasy Records, how technical death metal is presented impressively without letting miss the necessary atmosphere that makes a good album.
Already with their 2010 self-released EP “To Dissect Paper” the band has not only ensured nationally for open ears and mouths.
Rejoice with us on this challenging and absorbing album which was produced together with Christoph Brandes at the Iguana Studios (e.g. Necrophagist, Deadborn, Maladie, etc.), and let us welcome SPHERON!



first track available

Enjoy the song premiere of “The Outer Limits” from the upcoming Overtorture album “At The End The Dead Await”.



on tour with OBSCURA

db_news4_sDEADBORN will support OBSCURA on their “A Decade Of Progressive Death Metal Tour 2013” together with AEON and OVER YOUR THRESHOLD.

Here are the dates:
22.03.13 (D) München / Backstage
23.03.13 (D) Ludwigshafen / Sultans Of Death Festival
(+ Defeated Sanity, Tombthroat…)
24.03.13 (D) Berlin / K17
25.03.13 (D) Hamburg / Markthalle Marx
26.03.13 (D) Bochum / Bahnhof Langendreer
27.03.13 (D) Siegen / Vortex
28.03.13 (D) Kassel / K19
29.03.13 (AT) Wien / Escape
30.03.13 (CH) Zürich / Alte Kaserne



Details for 'Monument In Black'

sr_news_s2After having received outstanding feedback for their debut album “Raw Dark Pure” by both press and the scene, the Black Metallers Sonic Reign will release their long-awaited second full-length album “Monument In Black” on February 1, 2013 via Apostasy Records.

The new album “Monument in Black” was produced in 2011 and mastered by Markus Stock at Studio E. It has already received enthusiastic responses by members of the Rock Hard, Zillo, Legacy as of the EMP and metal.de workforce. Also noteworthy is the contribution by Azathoth (ex-Dark Fortress, Eudaimony). He wrote a large number of the lyrics and will join the band for the follow up of “Monument in Black”.

“Monument in Black” track listing:
01. Abhorrence Vs Scum
02. Clouds Above The Desert
03. The Whisperer In The Dark
04. Monument In Black
05. A Doctrine Unreachable
06. Daily Nightmare Injected
07. Soul Flagellation

Look forward to a hefty dose of pure Black Metal madness!



Details for 'At The End The Dead Await'

ot_atetda_newsThe debut of the swedish death metallers OVERTORTURE bears the attractive title “At The End The Dead Await” and is available on 25 January 2013 at the record shop of your trust.

Musically, you cannot really talk about a typical debut album by this experienced squad. The band members Magnus Martinsson, Joel Fornbrant, Fredrik Widigs, Joakim Antman and Andreas Hemmander are partly some former members of such illustrious groups as GRAVE, COLDWORKER, INSISION, THE UGLY and DEMONICAL.

In making the album, the band took over the responsibility for all recordings and the production. Mixing and mastering was done by Ola Englund of Six Feet Under who gives the album the necessary pressure.
The cover artwork was made by Gustav Germann (Guger Art) who also created the band logo and has already worked for bands like Vomitory and Hail Of Bullets. Seiya Ogino of Ensamvarg Design is responsible for the very appealing layout of the album.

01. Black Shrouds of Dementia
02. Murder for the Masses
03. Slaves to the Atom
04. The Outer Limits
05. Targets
06. The Strain
07. The Coming Doom
08. Towards the Within
09. Suffer As One
10. At the End the Dead Await

Look forward to over 40 minutes full of finest Swedish death metal!




With “Possessed”, the new album of Power Metallers BLACK ABYSS, which was released on 02.11. via Apostasy Records, we close this year 2012 and want to thank you for your support. Of course this does not mean we take a rest right now. The plannings for 2013 are already in progress. With OVERTORTURE and SONIC REIGN there will be a real Death- and Black Metal blow right in the beginning of the new year. More info follows soon!