October 31, 2006
DEICIDE have just completed filming of live concert footage for their forthcoming DVD, slated for a February 2007 release in the US and January 2007 in the UK and Europe. The DVD will include exclusive live footage of a reincarnated DEICIDE and will landmark their first DVD with guitar duo, Jack Owen (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Ralph Santolla (ex - ICED EARTH / DEATH). DEICIDE are currently on tour in North America and will set out in January 2007 for the rest of the world.
October 28, 2006
Maarten Luysterburg aka "Der Knüppelmeister" aka "Ploegbaas" from BRUTUS (who also used to play in GODDESS OF DESIRE) killed himself after he jumped in front of a passing train last Tuesday. Apparently, longtime depressions, together with medication and drugs were supposed to be the cause.
October 27, 2006
The new voice of EXCITER is Kenny "Metalmouth" Winter from Brooklyn, New York. After holding auditions this past summer, the band was blown away with Kenny's three and a half octave range, delivered with tremendous intensity and conviction. EXCITER's Metal maniac fans throughout the globe will witness Kenny's vocal performance on the upcoming new release, "Thrash Speed Burn", due out in early 2007.
October 24, 2006
OSM Records will release the new RUFFIANS album "Desert Of Tears" on December 6th 2006. The track listing reads as follows: 'I Believe', 'Running Blind', 'Day Of The Champion', 'I Will Fly', 'Desert Of Tears', 'Darkest Of Light', 'It Ain't Over', 'Live By The Sword', 'Chosen One', 'Soldiers Fate', 'Freedom' and 'Do Or Die' (bonus video track). For more info, check out www.osmrecords.net
October 23, 2006
Florida-based Death Metallers DIABOLIC have issued the following update: "Just got a call from Jerry Mortellaro (ex-DIABOLIC guitarist) tonight letting us know that Bryan Hipp, ex-DIABOLIC guitarist, died last night (Saturday, Oct. 21). Cause of death unknown. Bryan Hipp helped write songs off the DIABOLIC album "Subterranal Magnitude" and helped DIABOLIC complete the 'Death Metal Massacre' Metal Maniacs tour 2000, opening for CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOD DETHRONED and HATE ETERNAL. We are posting the song 'Infernalism' Bryan Hipp wrote back in 1999. Bryan Hipp also played in BRUTALITY, CRADLE OF FILTH, and in BLASTMASTERS he helped write the song 'Implemented Digital Control'!!! On stage Bryan Hipp would explode with raging headspins. His talent to create some of the most dark and evil riffs will be missed." DIABOLIC has uploaded a new song, entitled 'Devour The Subconscious', to the band's MySpace page. The track comes off "Shellfire And Tombstones", which was recorded and mixed in July / August 2006 at Diet Of Worms Studio in Seffner, Florida with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (MORBID ANGEL). The album features artwork by acclaimed Swedish artist Mathias Noren and is tentatively scheduled for release early 2007 through an as-yet-undetermined label.
October 22, 2006
IMMORTAL RITES have recently finished the recordings of their second full length album entitled "Source Code @ Converter's Day". The basic productions was done by ex - ATROCITY / LEAVES EYES drummer Martin Schmidt at Audiospezialist Studios, Germany, while the mastering took place at the famous Uunisound Studios, Sweden by EDGE OF SANITY mastermind Dan Swanö. The new material is supposed to be more modern, full of variety but still rooted in the melodic Death Metal genre. After parting ways with Morbid Records IMMORTAL RITES currently seeks a new label for the final release. Feel free to check a full MP3 version of the album's titletrack at www.immortalrites.de.
Thundering Records offers you to win some KEMET "Rules Of Equilibrium" releases (Sensual Dark Metal). To subscribe to this giveaway, all you have to do is clicking on the animated banner on the label's website www.thundering-records.com or online store eshop.thundering-records.com. Subscribe deadline is November the 5th and winners will receive an email.
October 21, 2006
Swedish THROWN have signed a deal with Iron Fist Productions. Their debut full length "The Suicidal Kings Occult" will first be released on CD, but there's also plans that a vinyl version is about to follow next summer, depending on how good the CD sells. The CD is scheduled for a January / beginning of February 2007 release. The only thing that still has to be done is the layout for the booklet and the logo. The band has hired Erik Sahlström (MAZE OF TORMENT, ex - SERPENT OBSCENE, ex - DECEIVER) for this job. You can already check out soundfiles from the album here: www.myspace.com/thrownbitch
Earache label manager Dan Tobin commented on Jared Anderson's passing: 'I think Erik Rutan has pretty much said it all when it comes to expressing the regret and shock at Jared's passing. I only met the guy a couple of times when he came through the UK with Morbid Angel, but he struck me as a thoughtful and dedicated musician who was able to take on the challenges presented to him by both Hate Eternal and Morbid Angel. Particularly with Morbid Angel, he won over fans with his wholehearted commitment to the music and also the fans of the music. The response from the fans to the news of his death only goes to prove the positive impression he made on people.'
SEVERE TORTURE, currently on tour with Vader and God Dethroned, have been keeping a diary whilst out on the road. You can check it out at their myspace domain.
October 18, 2006
According to Cincinnati.com, former MORBID ANGEL / HATE ETERNAL bassist / vocalist Jared Anderson passed away on Saturday, October 14 at the age of 30. The cause of his death has not yet been released. Jared was most recently working on a project which was known by its alias AS ONE... He described the band's musical direction on his MySpace page as "a revision of my INTERNECINE writings, or shall I say 'written in the vein of.' The INTERNECINE record itself was all 'old' material from the early to mid-'90s that I was given the offer to record, so obviously I opted to do so. Highly technical, obscure Death Metal was purely the intent of INTERNECINE. Although most of the material was written many years prior to recording it, there were a couple of songs that were more recent. The two songs were 'The Elder Gods' and 'The Calling Of The Hordes'. This is where AS ONE... comes in, kind of continuing where I left off so to speak, with a much more matured sound."
October 17, 2006
Sepulchral Productions, the Canadian label responsible for FROZEN SHADOWS' debut album "Dans Les Bras Des Immortels" is back in full force. The label has signed three of Quebec's new Black Metal groups and will release their debut albums in December, namely: Forteresse "Métal Noir Québécois", Niflheim "Neurasthénie" and Sombres Forêts "Quintessence". Visit their website at www.sepulchralproductions.com for more info.
Nuclear Abominations are about to release a NUCLEAR DEATH compilation CD, containing all the band's demos and rehearsals. The CD is supposed to be out with a massive booklet and more. Details on the progress of this release will be posted regularly on the band's official website www.goregrind.com/bands/nucleardeath.
October 16, 2006
REVELATION OF DOOM split up with former vocalist Longinus. His departure was caused by "the different way of understanding the process of working, rehearsing, playing live and being a member of the band in general". His replacement is Analripper, known from PYORRHOEA (in the past) and SPHERE (present). With him the band started to compose new material for their second album, which is planned to be released via Pagan Records in 2007. For more info check out www.revelationofdoom.co.nr
October 15, 2006
Germany's LUNAR AURORA have issued the following statement via their official website (www.lunaraurora.de): "After our next album "Andacht" we will disappear until further notice. There will be no interviews, concerts, or any other statements." "Andacht" will be recorded at the end of this month and is supposed to be out in December on Cold Dimensions (www.cold-dimensions.de). In related news, MORTUUS INFRADAEMONI, the band featuring LUNAR AURORA members Profanatitas und Nathaniel, will also release their debut album "Daemon Qui Fecit Terram" in December.
October 13, 2006
"Zombie Gore Vomit", the debut album by Brazil's VOMEPOTRO has been released through Obscure Domain Productions in the meantime. You will find sound samples at the label's myspace domain. Also Hacker's UNHOLY TERROR zine can be found there as well now: www.myspace.com/unholy_terror_zine
October 12, 2006
The all-time classic "Slaughter Of The Soul" from Swedish Death Metallers AT THE GATES is being released as a limited picture LP throughout the UK and Europe on October 16th. This exclusive vinyl release (1500 copies) contains tracks taken from the original 1995 record plus six added tracks, as yet unreleased on vinyl. With original artwork designed by Kristian Wahlin this release is a definite collectors item. The full tracklisting for the LP is as follows: 'Blinded By Fear', 'Slaughter Of The Soul', 'Cold', 'Under A Serpent Sun', 'Into The Dead Sky', 'Suicide Nation', 'World Of Lies', 'Unto Others', 'Nausea', 'Need', 'The Flames Of The End', 'Legion' (SLAUGHTERLORD cover), 'The Dying' (unreleased track), 'Captor Of Sin' (SLAYER cover), 'Unto Others' ('95 Demo), 'Suicide Nation' ('95 Demo) and 'Bister Verklighet' (NO SECURITY cover). You can check out a picture of the vinyl here. It can also be pre-ordered here.
French INHUMATE have entered the studio to record 4 new tracks. As soon as a premix will be ready, 2 of them will be available on their myspace domain.
October 11, 2006
Four of the original members of INTERNAL BLEEDING (Frank Rini, Chris Pervelis, Brian Hobbie and Bill Tolley) have gotten together to form a new, as of yet unamed project. This band will be available for limited weekend shows starting in early 2007, provided they have plenty of lead time due to the busy careers of each musician. The music will be in the classic Internal Bleeding vein: straight up, pure heaviness, slam and no-nonsense riffing. A release will be coming in the mid-summer of 2007. For further information, please feel free to contact Chris/IB on myspace or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
October 08, 2006
DEW-SCENTED have 12 new songs completed and are working on some cool cover version ideas for the upcoming album which will be released early 2007 via Nuclear Blast Records. Starting by the end of October, they will record at Soundlodge Studio (God Dethroned, Obscenity, Mandrake, etc.) in Northern Germany, while Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Machine Head, Kreator, Killswitch Engage, etc.) is gonna mix and master the album at his Backstage Studios in England. The album is still not titled, but the band is very much open for any good suggestions. Guitarist Flo Mueller (who wasn't part of the recordings for "Issue VI" and its first touring leg) is back in the band. Him and Hendrik have been writing some material for the new album. After vocalist Leif had already been featured with guest spots some years ago on the Night In Gales album "Nailwork" and also on Holy Moses' "Disorder Of The Order", he entered studios with French extreme Death Metallers Benighted to leave some shouts on their "Identisick" album. He also appears on the Lifeforce Records album "Bloodred Salvation" by Fall Of Serenity. Bassplayer Alex has a new album out with his longterm band Obscenity via Armageddon Music ("Where Sinners Bleed") and guitarist Hendrik is appearing with some lead guitar stuff on the second Reckless Tide album "Helleraser", soon to be out on Armageddon Music as well.
October 07, 2006
New Zealand's DAWN OF AZAZEL have been confirmed as the main support act for Deicide's upcoming New Zealand / Australian tour. "We are extremely honoured to be supporting Deicide on this tour", said frontmand Rigel Walshe. "Deicide is one of our strongest influences and one of the key bands that drew us all to the extreme end of metal when we were teenagers, so to be supporting them on this tour definitely is a tremendous accomplishment in our eyes and gives a sense of things coming full circle to be playing to their fans throughout Australia." Prior to supporting Deicide, DAWN OF AZAZEL will play two shows with Skinless in November. The band's latest album "Sedition" was re-released in September with a video bonus track and distributed through RED / Megaforce Records / MIC via Ibex Moon Records. "Sedition" is also now available for download online through Itunes and mailorder through CD Universe. Since completing a Spring North American tour with Incantation and Vital Remains, Dawn of Azazel has been working on new material for the follow-up to "Sedition". "We have already created four new tracks and we feel confident that this material will easily surpass our previous material in aggression, speed, and originality", said Walshe. "We aim to have another four by the end of January 2007, when we will begin the process of perfecting this material for recording late in 2007."
October 06, 2006
OSM Records have signed Greece's SUICIDAL ANGELS. "It is refreshing to see the younger generation bringing it back old school style!", says OSM Records CEO Patrick Ramseier. Suicidal Angels plays fast, technical old school Thrash Metal. A new album is scheduled for Summer 2007.
BLOOD RED THRONE are currently working on material for their forthcoming new album, the band's fourth studio release. It will feature new vocalist Vlad and drummer Anders Haave and is slated for pre-production in late October, with final recording scheduled for December. During a now infamous tour run with MORTICIAN, BLOOD RED THRONE vocalist Vlad was commissioned to take over for Will Rhamer (MORTICIAN front man) after being arrested mid-tour, and was joined by fellow Earache artist Jason Mendonca from AKERCOCKE.
October 04, 2006
Displeased Records have signed the Dutch Black Thrash Metal act ZWARTKETTERIJ and the raw pagan folk Black Metal quartet Grimm also from the land beneath the sea. Expect releases from both bands early next year.
ANAL VOMIT's second album artwork is finished. You can check out the cover here.
The re-releases of ATROPHY's "Socialized Hate" and "Violent By Nature" will be out on November 28th, 2006, TOXIK's "World Circus" and "Think This" in the Spring of 2007 via Displeased Records. All CDs will be remastered, include lyrics and biography. The TOXIK CDs also include bonus material.
DECAPITATED are currently touring the US and Canada with SUFFOCATION and are set to embark on a second leg of their US tour in late October with FEAR FACTORY. The band's 'Day 69' music video (a track from "Organic Halucinosis") is now available for viewing at this location. Check here for upcoming tour dates near you.
October 03, 2006
DEICIDE were practicing in their industrially zoned practice space, surrounded by sonically booming concrete factories, when they were surprisingly bombarded by Florida's Pasco County Sheriff's department and asked to leave. DEICIDE, who have been practicing in this legally deemed "industrial" area for quite some time, were immensely shocked and were forced to evacuate the practice space quaintly nestled between a mass of factories that inherently produce bombastic sound. DEICIDE are appalled at the random uprooting and have been forced to find a new practice space, inconveniently coinciding with the impending kick-off of their fall world tour. DEICIDE will be embarking on a world-wide fall headlining tour in support of "The Stench Of Redemption" and are excited to bring a refreshed dose of brutality to the Metal masses.
October 02, 2006
The new PHAZM CD "Antebellum Death'n Roll" is going to be released on dual disc with a live show from their gig at Nancy on July 14, 2006. You can check out the song 'How To Become A God' (feat. Franck Delmasure on harmonica) here.