January 24, 2018

Summon + Goatkraft - New Track Reveals + Release Information.

Press Releases by Nathan T Birk.

Article by Trevor Proctor.

Iron Bonehead Productions recently revealed news about two of this year's highly anticipated releases, 'Parazv Il Zilittv' by Summon (Portugal) and 'Angel Slaughter' by Goatkraft. Read on for a track reveal from each band along with release details.

Summon - Parazv Il Zilittv.

Iron Bonehead Productions sets April 20th as the international release date for the highly anticipated debut album of Portugal's Summon, 'Parazv Il Zilittv,' on CD and vinyl LP formats.

Summon emerged in late 2016 as a gathering between N. and R. in which they decided to follow a sonority that transcends their soul and where they could give it a more cavernous feel, with an intensity of deep agony. Shortly thereafter, N. decides to move forward with composite themes, and then they decide to call J. to seal the covenant of a deadly entity. The lyrics are handled by N. in which he invokes all the blackness and splendor of death, the burden of enduring and wandering in a world of human flesh, and the infinite thirst for mass slaughter converting mankind into a cloak of bones.

What thusly emerged was Summon's debut EP, 'Aesthetics of Demise,' which was released by Iron Bonehead during the summer of 2017 to widespread critical acclaim. (Reviewed here)
A swirling, sulfurous mass of molten death-doom, 'Aesthetics of Demise' was aptly titled, but on the fuller and more fleshed-out 'Parazv Il Zilittv,' the trio both dive deeper into the murk and emerge into clearer dimensions. By no means do Summon here abandon their expertly crafted monolith of death-doom, but they largely (and wisely) leave behind the obfuscating murk which has become so de rigueur (read: TRENDY) in the millennial metal underground. 
Instead, each passage patiently unfolds and establishes its intended texture, terrorizing the mind and body with oppressive physical/spiritual weight - even (and especially) when stripped back to foggy, tension-inducing mist. The consequently linear songwriting soon works its sepulchral magick, as lurching 'n' lumbering riffs are stretched into hammering trances, sending undulating waves of absolute ritualism deep into the listener's core. Which is all to say nothing of the production on 'Parazv Il Zilittv,' which somehow manages to make Summon sound creepier despite the clearer and more cutting recording style.

With 'Aesthetics of Demise,' Summon proved that their smashed-psyche sorcery transcended the usual "sepulchral death metal" tropes. Now, with 'Parazv Il Zilittv,' they prove that their sorcery is potent enough to simultaneously open and close the crypt of time eternal. 
How far will you step in/out? Take the first step below with the album's title track.

01 - Whisper of the Black Moon
02 - Howling Graves
03 - Cvlt of Abomination
04 - Shapes of Darkness Transcending
05 - Below Death Splenddovr
06 - Parazv Il Zilittv 
07 - Impetvovs Sacrifice of thy Womb
08 - In Odorem Mortis
09 - ...from Beyond.

Summon's debut release, 'Aesthetics of Demise' is currently available here from Iron Bonehead Productions.

Goatkraft - Angel Slaughter.

Iron Bonehead Productions is proud to present Goatkraft's shock and awe debut MLP, 'Angel Slaughter,' on CD and 12" vinyl formats - to be released on the 9th of March.

A power trio hailing from Norway, Goatkraft released the truly titled 'War Metal - Promo 2017' tape via Iron Bonehead Productions before promptly setting to work on their first longer-length strike. And at 19 razing minutes, 'Angel Slaughter' is indeed a short, sharp shock to the system that's nevertheless fully satisfying and self-contained. 
Crude and rude and completely stripped bare of any remotely excessive adornment, Goatkraft are a study in stark, stultifying minimalism. Their punishing, primitivist surge hearkens back to the almighty Blasphemy, but truly finds its voice within the seething spite of Black Witchery; not for nothing do they conclude 'Angel Slaughter' with a cover of that band's eternal "Unholy Vengeance of War." 
Barbaric black metal is the order of the day, then, done with nuclear-powered panache, red-eyed and regimented, and a true devotee's lust for pure form. Indeed, the purity of violence - rabid, roiling, righteous - doesn't come more distilled and undiluted than 'Angel Slaughter.' 

Here begins the whirlwind of Goatkraft.

01 - Intro
02 - Angel Slaughter
03 - Goatkraft
04 - The Temple of Infernal Fire 
05 - Holocaust Winds of Blasphemy 
06 - Unholy Vengeance of War (Black Witchery cover) 

Goatkraft's debut release, 'War Metal - Promo 2017' is currently available here from Iron Bonehead Productions.

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