Album Review LUCIFER’S CHILD The Wiccan

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Dark Essence Records

Well, well, if you are familiar with the name George Emmanuel and his Greek band, definitively this review is for you. A new dark entity is forged in black fire and it really worth every cent.

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Album Review WOMBBATH Downfall Rising

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WOMBBATH “Downfall Rising”

Dark Descent Records

Of course I was very curious about the return of this Swedish horde. They released one of the most classic Swedish death metal albums in early 90’s, and I can’t deny that really called my attention again since they announced a new album this year.

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TEMPLE NIGHTSIDE Condemnation Review

Temple Nightside cover art


Dark Descent Records

I don’t know why every extreme metal band from Australia calls my attention, always. And this is not an exception. These guys have been part of many; I mean MANY bands in the past, like Nazxul, Funeral Mourning, Vassafor, Pseudogod, Diocletian, and The Slow Death.

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IMPRECATION Satanae Tenebris Infinita Review

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IMPRECATION “Satanae Tenebris Infinita”

Dark Descent Records

Those old warriors who have been active in underground death metal scene will be familiar with this name. Actually, the band has certain status because a couple of excellent demos back in the early 90’s, and they are near to be considered as a “cult” band.

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CRAVEN IDOL To Release Debut On Dark Descent Records

Craven Idol cover art at Zombie Ritual Zine

The black/thrash bastards in CRAVEN IDOL, who signed with Dark Descent Records earlier this year, are set to release their full-length debut, Towards Eschaton, on digital, CD and vinyl formats this fall.

For the debut, CRAVEN IDOL have completed eight new offerings of ripping black metal, channeled with a vitriol akin to Nifelheim and Absu, with further allegiances to the dark arts of Inquisition and Samael. Musically the release is an assault on those who neglect the potent legacy of the 1980s, while thematically it attacks all proponents of unfounded spiritual dogma.

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ClawHammer PR

IMPRECATION Return With The Release of Satanae Tenebris Infinita

Imprecation at Zombie Ritual Zine

Consider today the beginning of the end for false metal as underground death pioneers IMPRECATION have risen with the long-awaited release of their first full-length, Satanae Tenebris Infinita; out now on Dark Descent Records.

Satanae Tenebris Infinita is being released on CD and vinyl formats to stores and distros worldwide and can be purchased directly through the label at

Hailing from Texas, IMPRECATION have been firmly entrenched in death metal‘s underground since their inception in 1991. The early 90s saw the band release a couple of acclaimed demos and an EP (Drowned Records) followed by a compilation of material in 1995 titled Theurgia Goetia Summa on Repulse Records (later reissued several times). Not long after this essential death metal compilation, the band went on hiatus until its resurrection in 2009. Cited as highly influential by many death metal bands today, IMPRECATION‘s  debut full-length, Satanae Tenebris Infinita is IMPRECATION in top form. Satanae Tenebris Infinita is definitely not a departure from IMPRECATION‘s earlier style but a continuation of the destiny that was interrupted due to the band’s break back in 1998. The album is 40 minutes of pure, unadulterated death metal the way it was meant to be played complete with cover art from long-time ally, Mr. Chris Moyen (ABOMINANT, INCANTATION). This is one not to be missed.

VORUM (Finland) Review

Vorum Poisoned Void Review at Zombie Ritual Zine

VORUM “Poisoned Void”

Woodcut Records/ Dark Descent Records

Well, well, well! What do we have here? It’s another holocaustic, full of darkness and sickness death metal band coming from Finland. They truly found the balance between the sound of the old school in Europe from the 90’s, and the modern style, you know: full of blackened and rabid guitar riffs, plus technique and nuclear lines. “Evil seed” is a perfect example of this blackened vibes coming from extremely aggressive guitar riffs and violent drums. The roots are noticeable, as they are a band from the north of Europe, and the music denotes this characteristic black miasma which exceeds the guitar riffs like a poisonous wall of sound. As I said before, these musicians constructed an excellent death metal through violence, darkness and rabid vocals. All tracks have their particular personality, and my favorite one is “Poisoned Void” which is a truly funeral hymn divided in different and twisted sections. Solid guitar riffs, holocaustic lines in melody, venomous mist descending for all over the track, what more could you ask for? This is an extremely great beginning of New Year, for death metal scene coming from the north of Europe. As extra info, the amazing cover artwork is from Alexander L. Brown. – Victor Varas

COFFIN TEXTS Returns This Summer With "Tomb of Infinite Ritual"

Coffin Texts Tomb of infinite ritual

COFFIN TEXTS has been roaming the California Death Metal underground since their initiation.
Sharing members with cult bands such as AGENT STEEL, SADISTIC INTENT, POSSESSED, ENGRAVE, ENTETY and other bands in which the members are active.
The Tomb of Infinite Ritual will be available on CD soon via Dark Descent Records. The vinyl version will be released through Blood Harvest Records and the Digital version on Itunes via Apparition Musick. The band is currently working on dates for live performances. Follow COFFIN TEXTS at for details and updates.
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Scott Alisoglu / Ryan Ogle
ClawHammer PR

UNCANNY’s "The Path of Flesh" 7" Now Available Through Dark Descent Records

UNCANNY released two demos (1991’s Transportation to the Uncanny and 1992’s Nyktalgia), a split release in 1993 with ANCIENT RITES and one full-length in 1994 titled Splenium For Nyktophobia. In 2011, Dark Descent Records released all one and a half hours of this classic-era Swedish death metal together on one double-disc package. Like the limited run 3LP Uncanny box set released by The Crypt in 2010, this 2CD is titled MCMXCI – MCMXCIV and features original artwork from Splenium For Nyktophobia as well as artwork from the demo era.

Scott Alisoglu / Ryan Ogle
ClawHammer PR