Aug 132015

Rotting Christ-Lucifer Over Athens


I’ve been distracted over the last couple of days by a combination of demands by my fucking day job and time spent with some old friends who decided to escape the furnace that is a Texas summer by visiting Seattle. On top of that, Facebook eliminated my personal profile because it wasn’t under my real legal name, which deep-sixed my friend connections to hundreds of musicians and record labels, whose FB statuses were a constant source of new-music discoveries for me. Put all that together, and the result is that I’m way behind in discovering and writing about new music streams. I’m hoping to re-group in the next day or two, but for now, here are some quick items (the last of which comes to us courtesy of Grant Skelton).


As we previously reported, Season of Mist is releasing a double-live album by the almighty Rotting Christ on August 21. Entitled Lucifer Over Athens, it was recorded in Athens in December 2013, and it’s the band’s first-ever live album.

Yesterday, SoM premiered a full stream of the new album, which you can check out below. It’s available for pre-order at this location.








Hate Eternal-Infernus


I’m a couple of days late on this next item (see above re distractions). The news is that a full stream of Hate Eternal’s killer new album Infernus has premiered at that bible of extreme metal, Revolver magazine (kidding). I urge you to check it out… below. Infernus can be ordered here.








Cryptic Hymn-Gateways


The following report was written by Grant Skelton:

Islander covered Paducah, Kentucky’s Cryptic Hymn in this post from January. That roundup included the band’s song “Revel In Disgust.” If you liked that particular putrid serving of blackened death, then by all means have seconds.

The band just released a new track called “Nazgul,” along with the art for their upcoming EP Gateways. Expect a darkened, riveting gallop that’s just as morose and loathsome as the creatures for which the song is named. The track’s second half intrigues with proggy bass plucks and a fret-board-fondling solo.

Gateways will be available September 8. Look for a review of the entire EP soon!



  1. Loving that Hate Eternal disc, as expected.

  2. the new Hate Eternal songs are killer, and i’m digging Cryptic Hymn too 🙂

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