Napalm Death & Obscene Extreme Grind For Charity


Once again Obscene Extreme are supporting good causes! This year Obscene Extreme Festival has teamed up with Napalm Death to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders (

Doctors Without Borders is part of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.


Napalm Death have provided a t-shirt design with ‘Obscene Extreme’ styled just like the Napalm Death logo. These shirts will be extremely limited with only 200 shirts being available. The price per shirt will be 350 CZK however fans will have the option to donate more to the charity if they wish. All money obtained will go to direct to Doctors Without Borders.

Obscene Extreme Festival take place this July 3-7 in Trutnov, Czech Republic and will headlined by Napalm Death. Other bands gracing the festival which celebrates a 15th anniversary this year include Aborted, Cryptopsy, Grave, Krisiun, Exhumed, Anaal Nathrakh…

For more info on MSF visit 

Obscene Extreme Festival 2013 Countdown Begins


It’s official, with only 2 weeks remaining the countdown to the worlds greatest grindcore and extreme metal gathering has begun.

On July 3rd Obscene Extreme kicks off at Trutnov Battlefield, Czech Republic, with the ‘Freak Festival’ from 2pm and will include the annual and one of a kind Olymfreak Games. At 9pm the live events begins with the festivals ‘Doom Fest’ headlined by Hooded Menace.

From Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th the festivities tempo turns up significantly and will see bands such as Napalm Death, Cryptopsy, Exhumed, Krisiun, Grave, Aborted and Anaal Nathrakh take to the stage.

One stage, no barriers and over 60 bands, Obscene Extreme is the only festival of it’s kind! Let the party begin!

See the OEF 2013 Trailer here: –

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Running Order

Wednesday 3rd July 2013
14.00 – ????? FREAK FESTIVAL
21.00 – 21.45 EVOKEN
22.00 – 23.00 ESOTERIC
23.15 – 00.15 HOODED MENACE

Thursday 4th July 2013
14.30 – 14.50 APE UNIT
15.00 – 15.20 MORKHIMMEL
15.30 – 15.55 GRAVEYARD
16.05 – 16.30 PERFECITIZEN
16.40 – 17.05 ANTIGAMA
17.15 – 17.40 CHAPEL OF DISEASE
17.50 – 18.20 USURPRESS
18.30 – 19.00 FUCK THE FACTS
19.10 – 19.40 FLESHLESS
19.50 – 20.20 AHUMADO GRANUJO
20.30 – 21.00 DESECRATION
21.10 – 21.50 MALIGNANT TUMOUR
23.00 – 00.00 CRYPTOPSY
00.15 – 01.00 HELL SHOW
01.00 – Till Exhaustion… Karaoké Müstach Bar – Beer Tents

Friday 5th July 2013
10.30 – 10.50 SIX=SCORE
11.00 – 11.20 HIBAKUSHA
11.30 – 11.55 …
12.05 – 12.30 RATBOMB
12.40 – 13.05 OBLIVIONIZED
13.50 – 14.15 COLDWAR
14.25 – 14.50 STRONG INTENTION
15.00 – 15.25 NATRON
15.35 – 16.00 CREPITATION
16.50 – 17.20 SEVERANCE
17.30 – 18.05 CAPTAIN CLEANOFF
18.15 – 18.50 HOUR OF PENANCE
19.00 – 19.40 GADGET
19.50 – 20.35 COLDWORKER
20.45 – 21.30 BIRDFLESH
21.45 – 22.55 NAPALM DEATH
23.05 – 00.00 GRAVE
00.10 – 00.55 ANAAL NATHRAKH
01.05 – 01.30 CHRIST DENIED
01.40 – 02.05 MUMAKIL
02.40 – 03.00 JESUS AIN’T IN POLAND
03.00 – Till Exhaustion… Karaoké Müstach Bar – Beer Tents

Saturday 6th July 2013
10.00 – 10.20 BETON
10.30 – 10.50 FEAR OF EXTINCTION
11.00 – 11.20 WARFUCK
11.30 – 11.50 DISTRESS
12.00 – 12.25 INFECTED FLESH
12.35 – 13.00 MAKABERT FYND
13.10 – 13.35 HORSEBASTARD
13.45 – 14.10 INFANTICIDE
14.20 – 14.45 SETE STAR SEPT
14.55 – 15.20 DEPRESSION
15.30 – 15.55 SIMBIOSE
16.05 – 16.30 MUCUPURULENT
17.50 – 18.15 MASSGRAV
18.25 – 18.55 WORMED
19.45 – 20.25 HAEMORRHAGE
20.35 – 21.15 KRISIUN
21.25 – 22.10 ABORTED
22.20 – 23.20 RATOS DE PORAO
23.30 – 00.25 EXHUMED
00.35 – 01.10 AGATHOCLES
02.00 – 02.25 WAKE
02.35 – 03.00 CÄTÄRRO
03.00 – Till Total Exhaustion… Karaoké Müstach Bar – Beer Tents

KRISIUN premieres new video for “The Will To Potency” on No Clean

On their last tour across the US, the Três Irmãos of KRISIUN filmed a new video for “The Will To Potency”, a song from their latest studio album, The Great Execution. To watch this Tarantino-esque video, please head over to No Clean for the premiere:


The director and producer of the video, Tommy Jones, comments:


“The band had originally contacted me to do a live video on the ‘Conquerors of the World Tour’. We filmed every night live, however the day before the last show of the tour, we had a day off on a drive through New Mexico towards the last show in Texas. I had the idea of filming the band out in the middle of the desert because I love that area and always wanted to do a desert shoot. So I convinced the driver to pull over in the middle of nowhere at 9AM. We filmed for about 2 and a half hours out there, using a laptop as audio playback. We caught the attention of the Mexican Border Patrol who came to check out what we were doing. They sent about 3 SUVs out to check us out. Once they made sure we weren’t doing anything ‘too illegal’ they got a kick out of it and were taking pictures on their iPhones because they said in all their years, they haven’t seen a band set up in the middle of the desert.


When it was all said and done, we filmed every night on tour, but it ended up that the majority of the video was filmed on that day off in the middle of the New Mexican desert in about 2.5 hours.


It was a fun video, and I’m glad we got to do it this way, we all are really stoked how the desert stuff came out.”


European tour dates for KRISIUN will soon be announced, so stay tuned for an update coming soon!


To purchase KRISIUN’s latest effort, The Great Execution, please head over to iTunesfor a digital copy or CM Distro for CD/LP formats.

CRYPTOPSY releases best of collection, ‘The Best Of Us Bleed’

Canada’s masters of brutality CRYPTOPSY have released their new devastating 2CD/digital download “best of” collection today in North America. Programmatically entitled The Best Of Us Bleed, this collection gathers 32 stunning songs in approximately 140 minutes of playing time, including 3 exclusive, newer studio songs, several rare live/demo/cover/bonus tracks as well as selected cuts from the first 6 studio albums by these technical death metal pioneers. The striking cover artwork of this compilation was designed by Toshihiro Egawa (SUICIDE SILENCE, KRISIUN, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, etc.) and the booklet contains extensive biographical liner notes by Adrien Begrand (Decibel Magazine).

As a special tribute to the band, various members of the music community have come together to assemble a CRYPTOPSY Spotify playlist (with commentary). Colin Davis of VILE says this about the band in general: “This is a band that was pretty shocking when they first came out because they incorporated a number of new qualities that really made them stand out. Their drummer played a type of hyper blast beat that was novel for the time, they used funk style slapping on the bass, they wrote a lot of really groovy and melodic riffs and then they put it all together to give you a pretty original sounding package. As they moved on over time, they continued to experiment and never seemed to care if what they were trying out would disappoint or please. They did new things for their own reasons and that is always admirable.”

“Benedictine Convulsions” from None So Vile

“The lyrics are so well thought out and I love this line:
‘Infernal visions flay their souls
as their bodies contort and writhe…
Capricornus nocturnum haunts them,
from their torment springs its delight.'”

“Cold Hate, Warm Blood” from Whisper Supremacy

Charles Elliott of ABYSMAL DAWN / BEREFT
“This is one of my favorite songs from them if not my favorite for sure. It’s just so brutal and technical while still being melodic at the same time. When they put this record out melodic death metal was king, and this song just crushed all that by adding some good old school brutality. It even has an epic solo section! What more could you want?! True innovators.”

Chris Kells of THE AGONIST
“Been listening to CRYPTOPSY ever since High School when I first started getting into death metal. I think still one of my favorites would have to be ‘Cold Hate, Warm Blood’. I used to bug Chris to play that on his acoustic while tracking one of our albums. Oh and ‘Emaciate’ is also a great one.”

“When I first heard the song ‘Cold Hate, Warm Blood’ off of ‘Whisper Supremacy’ I was completely floored by the drumming on it, the technique and fills played on this song kinda opened up a whole new world of drumming to me”

Mark Holcomb of PERIPHERY
“I’d probably have to say ‘Cold Hate, Warm Blood’, as it’s my favorite song off of my favorite CRYPTOPSY album. ‘Whisper Supremacy’ was such an amazing record! :o)”

“Crown of Horns” from None So Vile

Neil Burkdoll of P.O.O.R.
“I’m sure this is a favorite song for many CRYPTOPSY fans, but it was the first song I ever heard from them back in 1996. In the Chicago land area, there was a metal magazine called ‘Inner Source’ that featured a CD sampler with each issue. One issue came with ‘Crown of Horns’ on it and it really blew me away. This same sampler was also the first time I heard DYING FETUS, so it was a pretty good issue. I was really into Black Metal at the time and pretty burnt out on Death Metal, but ‘Crown of Horns’ really stood out at the time. It was pretty extreme for ’96 and Lord Worm was a very unique vocalist as well. ‘Crown of Horns’ was really catchy and showed what ‘None So Vile’ had to offer. I think it summed up the album really well. I still listen to it every once in a while even after all of these years.”

“The sickest drumming I’ve ever heard with the ULTRA BRUTAL VOKILLS!!!! This song reminds me of the Milwaukee Metalfest daze, Great Death Blasting Metal!!!”

“Defenestration” from Blasphemy Made Flesh

“‘Defenestration’ was the first CRYPTOPSY song I ever heard; I couldn’t imagine a better introduction into their world of Canadian Death Metal. This song rips. I love the bass lines, the velocity of the drums, and how intense the whole damn song is. They put a lot of grind bands to shame with this release.”

“Emaciate” from Whisper Supremacy

Daniel Dismal of CREMATORIUM / Church of the 8th Day
“I have always known about CRYPTOPSY and was a fan of their technical prowess but when I first heard ‘Emaciate’ I was floored by not only the music but the strength behind the vocals. I know a lot of people will stand behind Lord Worm as being CRYPTOPSY’s best vocalist, and he is amazing in his own right but to me, Mike D delivered a face pounded vocal delivery that took this band from a great technical Death Metal band to an amazing, ass kicking, technically proficient worldwide act.”

“Endless Cemetery” from Once Was Not

Ralph Santola ex-DEICIDE / ex-ICED EARTH / ex-OBITUARY / ex-DEATH
“It’s just intense and fucking HEAVY, it reminds me of when I first heard extreme metal, that feeling of ‘wow, now THAT is extreme!'”

“Graves Of Our Fathers” from None So Vile

Benny (manager) of HEAVEN SHALL BURN
“Heavy breakdowns, hyper blasts = perfect death metal song.”

“Phobophile” from None So Vile

“The piano intro gets you so pumped and the main riff is beyond epic. No one sounded as evil as Lord Worm back then and Flo was the fastest. The guitar solo on this track is my favorite on the record. ‘None So Vile’ will always be one of my top Death Metal records of all time.”

Mario Moreno of EXMORTUS
“I remember hearing the ‘None So Vile’ album in high school and being blown away by Flo Mounier’s drumming. I used to think SLAYER was fast haha.”

Stephan Mellul of Rock The Nation USA
“I still think they had great tracks off ‘Blasphemy Made Flesh’ and the Mike DiSalvo days, but the beginning track off ‘None So Vile’ brought the band to higher levels for the Canadian Death Metal scene when it was released. The combination of grooves, grind and technicality – without forgetting Lord Worm’s classic growls & screams – all describe what made CRYPTOPSY unique in their own way.”

“Red Skinned Scapegoat” from Cryptopsy

Shane Embury of NAPALM DEATH
“I am quite partial to ‘Red Skinned Scapegoat,’ just got some nice arrangements and spastic drumming!”

“Shag Harbour’s Visitors” from Cryptopsy

Adam Sagan of CIRCLE II CIRCLE / Drumhead Magazine
“This song embodies the best of every period of CRYPTOPSY’s career. Wickedly technical, brutal yet melodic, neck-snapping but groovy, ‘Shag Harbour’s Visitors’ is the embodiment of technical death metal mastery.”

“Slit Your Guts” from None So Vile

“To me, ‘None So Vile’ is classic for two reasons. The first would be its cover art. Something about it is very intriguing to me, almost haunting. Every time I see it, it grabs my attention and instantly takes me back to being 16 years old in 1996 buying it the day it came out. Reason number 2: in a time before all of this computer drum quantizing fuckery that has become so standard, NSV is incredibly raw, groovy and insanely good. My favorite track off the disc is ‘Slit Your Guts.’ The drums on that track are so chaotic and real. It sounds like it was recorded in a few takes, and has an overwhelming sense of urgency to the music, which I absolutely love.”

“This was the landmark album for CRYPTOPSY and for me; this particular song showcased what they were capable of doing at the time. This was ground breaking death metal. Very unorthodox, with the slapping of the bass and usage of clean guitar. Quirky, but brutal as hell! One of my favorites and a classic in my opinion.”

Jason Netherton of MISERY INDEX
“The introductory punch in the face, the murderous tremolo picking, some of the fastest drumming ever laid on tape, the ridiculously heavy break in the mid-section, ripping solo, and the return to yet another face-stomping flurry of riffs at the end. It really is an example of a perfectly written death metal song, and at the time, set the bar for many bands that followed in the 90s.”

“It’s the first song I heard from them and its intensity just grabbed me, not to mention the extra hard mosh part.”

Travis Weickum of SKINNED
“Great song, reminds me of a great stabbing horror movie scene on the high guitar parts. It’s like psycho metal. Crazydeathgrind”

“Soar And Envision Sore Vision” from And Then You’ll Beg

Leif Jensen of DEW-SCENTED
“I love the craziness of its rather melodic riffs and the constant whirlwind of changing tempos and torrential breaks. I can listen to this one over and over again! I always enjoyed Mike DiSalvo’s powerful vocal delivery and his intense stage appearance and so I guess that made his two albums with CRYPTOPSY (‘Whisper Supremacy’ and ‘ATYB’) as well as the production of those records to my favorite period of this influential technical Death Metal band. DEW-SCENTED had the privilege of touring Europe with CRYPTOPSY in early 2006 (together with GRAVE and ABORTED — killer billing!) and I was pretty amazed how CRYPTOPSY pulled off their demanding sets flawlessly night after night! I have some great memories from that tour!”

To purchase The Best Of Us Bleed, please head over to CM Distro for the CD or to iTunes for a digital copy.

CRYPTOPSY live 2012
11/22–Mavericks–Ottawa, ON
11/23–Club Soda–Montreal, Canada
11/24–Club Absinthe–Hamilton, Canada
11/25–The Red Dog–Peterborough, Canada
12/7–The RockPile–Toronto, Canada
12/8–Christmas MetalFest–Sherbrooke, Canada
12/14–L’Union Commerciale–Quebec City, Canada
12/15–Rock Cafe Le Stage–Trois Rivieres, Canada

CRYPTOPSY Launches New Song, “Boden”

Canada’s masters of brutality CRYPTOPSY will release their new devastating 2CD/digital download “best of” collection on November 19th in North America. Programmatically entitled The Best Of Us Bleed, this collection gathers 32 stunning songs in approximately 140 minutes of playing time, including 3 exclusive, newer studio songs, several rare live/demo/cover/bonus tracks as well as selected cuts from the first 6 studio albums by these technical death metal pioneers. The striking cover artwork of this compilation was designed by Toshihiro Egawa (SUICIDE SILENCE, KRISIUN, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, etc.) and the booklet contains extensive biographical liner notes by Adrien Begrand (Decibel Magazine).

The compilation’s opening track, “Boden”, is one of three unreleased studio tracks only available on this release.

A teaser video clip for the release has also been launched:

An entertaining “making of” feature, including samples of new music, for the animation of the artwork for the teaser clip can be viewed here:

CRYPTOPSY to Release ‘The Best Of Us Bleed’ 2CD Compilation

Canada’s masters of brutality CRYPTOPSY return with a devastating 2CD/digital download “best of” collection, programmatically entitled The Best Of Us Bleed, to be released via Century Media Records on November 12th in Europe and November 19th in North America. The Best Of Us Bleed gathers 32 stunning songs in approximately 140 minutes of playing time, including 3 exclusive, newer studio songs, several rare live/demo/cover/bonus tracks as well as selected cuts from the first 6 studio albums by these technical death metal pioneers. The striking cover artwork of this compilation was designed by Toshihiro Egawa (SUICIDE SILENCE, KRISIUN, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, etc.) and the booklet contains extensive biographical liner notes by Adrien Begrand (Decibel Magazine). Here is the exact track-listing of the release:

CRYPTOPSY The Best Of Us Bleed 2CD 2012 track-listing:

CD 1: “16 Stabwounds” (62:44)
1. Boden [2:51]
2. A Graceful Demise [4:25]
3. Holodomor [2:44]
4. Oh My Fucking God [3:28]
5. Worship Your Demons [2:06]
6. Silence The Tyrants [4:09]
7. The Headsmen [5:14]
8. Carrionshine [3:22]
9. The Pestilence That Walketh In Darkness (Psalm 91: 5-8) [3:26]
10. Endless Cemetery [5:17]
11. We Bleed [6:17]
12. Soar and Envision Sore Vision [3:29]
13. Voice Of Unreason [2:54]
14. Cold Hate, Warm Blood [3:53]
15. White Worms [3:41]
16. Emaciate [5:01]

CD 2: “Bury The Past Alive” (76:13)
1. Phobophile [4:38]
2. Slit Your Guts [4:00]
3. Crown Of Horns [3:57]
4. Defenestration [4:32]
5. Abigor [3:51]
6. Open Face Surgery – Live [4:38]
7. Graves Of The Fathers / Drum Solo – Live [8:09]
8. Shroud – Live [4:28]
9. Born Headless – Live [4:24]
10. Slit Your Guts – Live [5:30]
11. Cold Hate, Warm Blood – Live [4:13]
12. We Bleed – Live [6:02]
13. White Worms – Rehearsal [3:54]
14. Loathe – Rehearsal [5:10]
15. Depths You’ve Fallen – Rehearsal [4:18]
16. Cold Hate, Warm Blood – Rehearsal [4:07]

CD1 Content:
Songs 1, 2, 3: New exclusive and previously unreleased songs from 2011
Song 4: STRAPPING YOUNG LAD cover, originally from the Covering 20 Years Of Extremes CM Anniversary compilation release, 2008
Songs 5, 6, 7: Taken from The Unspoken King, 6th album, 2008
Songs 8, 9, 10: Taken from Once Was Not, 5th album, 2005
Songs 11, 12, 13: Taken from And Then You’ll Beg, 4th album, 2000
Songs 14, 15, 16: Taken from Whisper Supremacy, 3rd album, 1998

CD 2 Content:
Songs 1, 2, 3: Taken from None So Vile, 2nd album, 1996
Songs 4, 5: Taken from Blasphemy Made Flesh, 1st album, 1994
Songs 6, 7, 8: Taken from None So Live, live album, 2003
Songs 9, 10: Japanese live bonus tracks for And Then You’ll Beg, 1999
Songs 11, 12: Live DVD / Japanese bonus tracks for Once Was Not, 2004
Songs 13, 14, 15, 16: Rehearsal demo tracks for Whisper Supremacy, 1998

Also, look out for CRYPTOPSY’s brand-new 7th studio album entitled Cryptopsy out now!


KRISIUN to kick-off “Conquerors of the World” Tour with SEPTICFLESH, MELECHESH, EX DEO, INQUISITION

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN will be returning to North America this week for the “Conquerors of the World” tour, featuring SEPTICFLESH, MELECHESH, EX DEO, and INQUISITION! In regards to this upcoming trek, Alex Camargo (vocals, bass) and KRISIUN comment: “Hey everyone! We in KRISIUN would like to invite you North American metal-heads to come out and support our upcoming tour. With killer bands such as SEPTICFLESH, MELECHESH, EX DEO and INQUISITION along with us, we guarantee you guys that this is gonna be a night of pure relentless metal. Looking forward to seeing you guys and having a great time with all of you out on the road!”

The complete list of tour dates is below, so check to see when the “Conquerors of the World” will be coming to a city near you!

Hails & Horns present: “Conquerors of the World” tour dates feat. KRISIUN with SEPTICFLESH, MELECHESH, EX DEO, INQUISITION
10/12 – Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
10/13 – Trois-Rivières, QC @ Trois-Rivières Metalfest
10/14 – Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus
10/15 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
10/16 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
10/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
10/18 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
10/19 – Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/20 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
10/21 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
10/22 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
10/23 – Kelowna, BC @ The Level Night Club
10/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
10/25 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/26 – Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon
10/27 – S. Lake Tahoe, CA @ Whiskey Dick’s
10/28 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
10/29 – Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina
10/30 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
10/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova

KRISIUN will be touring in support of their recently released 8th studio album, The Great Execution. Produced by Andy Classen at Stage One Studio in Germany, The Great Execution musically expands upon the death metal trio’s trademark high-speed death metal with an increased amount of diversity, ranging from extreme tempo variations over distinct rhythm patterns to clean guitars– and even Flamenco parts! KRISIUN also used only analog gear and instruments while recording this album to avoid the compressed sound that so many musicians produce today.