Event Horizon March 2020

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So how did February do for you? Empty your lifesavings on the new Spirit, God Dethroned, Scaplture? Or maybe you preferred the new Holycide, Plague or the awesome return of Psychotic Waltz? Whatever your predilection last month, you better hold on tight for what the month of March has just over the horizon! I’m telling you now, the number of new albums set for March 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th release (not even counting those in between) is simply insane! Here’s SIX that I thought worthy of highlighting for this months Event Horizon. Believe they barely scratch the surface of what is to come….

Scarab – Martyrs of the Storm
Released: 05 March 2020
Style: Death Metal
Label: ViciSolum Productions
Link: Spotify

Scarab is a death metal band from Cairo, Egypt formed in 2006. Sprouting from the band ‘Hatesuffocation’ which had roots running since 2001 until 2006 with 2 self-released EPs. The name Scarab is definitely influenced by the Egyptian roots of the band.

Formed of a combination of different musical tastes and personalities, Scarab stand as a united musical entity. The music came out from the fierce, deep and complicated feelings, thoughts and experiences; expressing all this through new and fresh progressions that matches their identity and captures the soul and heart, making it melodically memorable and a journey to a story being told, while the lyrical themes are mainly about spirituality, theories and philosophies in how they perceive the world around them and how to survive and deal with the chaotic human nature.

“Martyrs is Scarab”’s 4th album and comes five years after 2015’s “Serpents of the Nile”.

Earth Rot – Black Tides Of Obscurity
Released: 06 March 2020
Style: Death Metal
Label: Seasons of Mist
Link: Site

Australia’s Earth Rot smash and stomp through “Black Tides of Obscurity” their latest album of dark and ominous extremity. Demented vocals and haunting breaks give breadth to the destructive rhythmic onslaught, as they let loose a brutal display of world-class death metal.

Wolf – Feeding The Machine
Released: 13 March 2020
Style: Heavy Metal
Label: Century Media
Link: YouTube

Swedish metallers Wolf will finally return with a new studio album! Entitled “Feeding the Machine” it will be released on Century Media Records March 13, 2020. The long awaited album will feature new band members Johan Koleberg on drums and Pontus Egberg on bass guitar. ‘Feeding The Machine’ was produced by Wolf’s Simon Johansson at SolnaSound Production and was mixed by Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman. The artwork once again has been painted by legendary artist Thomas Holm (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate).

Nite – Darkness Silence Mirror Flame
Released: 20 March 2020
Style: Blackened Heavy Metal
Label: Creator-Destructor
Link: YouTube

Creator-Destructor Records welcomes San Francisco-based Nite – with current and former members of Satan’s Wrath, Dawnbringer, High Spirits, and more – for the March release of the band’s debut album, Darkness Silence Mirror Flame.

Nite was formed in 2018 by Van Labrakis (Satan’s Wrath, Mencea), Scott Hoffman (Dawnbringer, High Spirits), Bryan Coons (Older Sun, Motorhome), and Pat Crawford (Serpents Of Dawn, Older Sun). Delivering traditional heavy metal with blackened vocals, heavily influenced by the NWOBHM and the heavy metal titans of the 1980s, Nite brings us back to the golden age of heavy metal. One of the albums of the month, for sure!

Angerot – The Divine Apostate

Released: 27 March 2020
Style: Death Metal
Label: Redefining Darkness
Link: Bandcamp

A couple of years ago Angerot turned heads in the underground metal scene with the release of their debut album “The Splendid Iniquity” in 2018. Enlisting the infamous Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studios to help invoke some Swedish magic to the project, The Splendid Iniquity was a solid introduction for the band and received a plethora of positive reviews. While the band itself may appear fairly young, Angerot‘s members are far from newcomers to the scene having roots that stem back to the origin’s of Mid-Western US Death Metal. With this pedigree it is more easy to explain their colossal jump from one album to the next.

While this new offering includes the HM-2 worship plastered all over their debut, the Swedish elements are toned down immensely and are replaced with a wonderful palate of Death and Black Metal leanings that range from early-mid Morbid Angel years to Behemoth of the last decade. (RD Bio)

Nerve Saw – Peril
Released: 27 March 2020
Style: Death Metal
Label: Testimony Reecords
Link: Bandcamp

Nerve Saw was born in 2010 as an outlet for Sadistik Forest bass player / vocalist Markus Makkonen. Whereas Sadistik Forest at the time was heading to more technical direction, Markus felt that his love for classic “pick up truck” death metal, like Obituary, Six Feet Under and Master needed a new channel of expression to manifest itself. The first Nerve Saw EP, Call of the Casket, was recorded in the summer of 2011 with Sadistik Forest producer of the time Samu Männikkö handling the producing/recording duties and Markus performing and writing all the music. Unfortunately the EP was buried in the vaults of a record company who signed the band, but eventually never released anything from Nerve Saw. It was dug up by Old Skull Productions and eventually released in 2017, six years later. Finally, here we have their debut full length! And it smacks. Bring on March 27th.


Carefully considered and selected by K-MaN

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