Chton's debut full length is a sensory assault of dark and brutal Norwegian death metal. Formed at the beginning of the new millennium, Chton's crushing, technical and cold-blooded death metal unites the black heart which has existed at the centre of death metal since it's inception and which has followed it's own timeline via bands like Celtic Frost, Death, Morbid Angel and Entombed with the furious, precision-led extremity of today, exhibited by bands such as Nile and Hate Eternal. 'Chtonian Lifecode' is now here to ensure that Chton's name is spoken of in the same exalted tones as Norway's other masters of extremity
Featuring members of the widely acclaimed (and now sadly defunct) Red Sky, and current members of Nemo, Papercut Homicide create a devastating attack on the senses, with influences drawn from the entire spectrum of extreme music. Imagine a lethal concoction of Cephalic Carnage, Dillinger Escape Plan, Pig Destroyer and Acid Bath and you can soon see that this is one record that will floor anyone within a ten mile radius
Emerging from the blistering heartland of the Mediterranean, Malta's premier masters of technical aggression introduce their debut full length release: Cronaca Nera. The title literally translated means 'bad news', and it is indeed bad news for anyone who wishes to pigeon-hole this band into one 'genre' or 'school' of extreme music.
Ohio's Sofa King Killer are on a bender. Blending hook-laden doom riffs, grooving tempo shifts, blues licks and whiskey-burned vocals, SKK are out to kick your ass. High-quality sludge/metal/hardcore, that draws from the likes of Down, Eyehategod and Entombed, yet with a feel of their own. Well-executed and heavy as hell, Sofa King Killer's memorable grooves will leave you deaf. -Thunderdome Booking.com
Founded in 1999 as a jam project SKK quickly turned heads after releasing the Leechmilk/Sofa King Killer split on Tee Pee Records. After touring the US several times, SKK recorded the 'Lust, Crime And Holiness' ep for At A Loss Recordings.
In May 2004 Sofa King Killer released the long awaited debut lp MIDNIGHT MAGIC on the UK's Retribute Records. MIDNIGHT MAGIC is the most fully realized release to date, defining what SKK is all about: THE RIFF.
The Other Side Of The Sky from Daytona Beach, Florida deliver a unique brand of ambient sludge metal related to bands like Isis, Neurosis and Mogwai. Recorded at Godcity Studios under the guidance of Kurt Ballou (Converge), it is a representation of massive volume inducing emotion, combining droning riffs and subtle effects-induced builds.