September 29, 2006
The new ZARATHUSTRA album "In Hora Mortis" is now available on CD, the LP will follow in October. Two tracks ('Crown Of Creation' and 'Salvation From Being') are available for streaming at www.myspace.com/zarathustraband, further three samples can be found at www.zarathustra-online.net. M. Ghoul and Desecrator have left the band. Those who are interested in joining should write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 25, 2006
ARES KINGDOM will play a short West Coast tour this November, beginning on Friday, November 3rd in Oakland, CA. It will run from Seattle to Tijuana. Venues will be announced shortly; check out the band's website www.areskingdom.com for up-to-the-minute information. Full color "Return To Dust" t-shirts as well as a number of original ORDER FROM CHAOS CDs ("An Ending In Fire" and "Stillbirth Machine" / "Crushed Infamy" and "Dawn Bringer") are now available through the website as well. The "Return To Dust" gatefold LPs and Die Hard picture discs are scheduled to ship from NWN! HQ the week of October 2nd. The Die Hard picture disc version will include a bonus 7" featuring the band's 1998 demo, an embroidered patch and a sticker. Regular and Die Hard editions include a poster.
September 21, 2006
The new AFTER DEATH demo "Secret Lords of The Star Chamber Below" is now available for free download at www.myspace.com/afterdeath. It's 4 songs of atmospheric occult Metal from ex - Morbid Angel, Nocturnus, Acheron drummer / vocalist Mike Browning.
September 20, 2006
RESURRECTED have been scheduled for next year's Deathfeast Open Air (www.deathfeast.de) on June 07 / 08 and Protzen Open Air (www.protzen-open-air.de) on June 09. More festival appearances are in the works. The band will furthermore head on a European Tour with DERANGED in April / May 2007 in order to promote their upcoming new album "Endless Sea Of Loss" which is to be released via Morbid Records / Soulfood Music Distribution on October 13, 2006. Exact dates are not fixed yet but we'll keep you posted.
September 14, 2006
Dutch brutal Death Metal merchants SEVERE TORTURE head out on their biggest ever tour supporting VADER, starting 28th September in Berlin and running through Europe until November 10th in support of their latest album "Fall Of The Despised". Singer Patrick said: "We are very excited about our first official tour since 2002 with one of the best Death Metal bands around, Vader. This also marks our first tour as a five-piece unit, so people who haven't seen us since our tour with Cannibal Corpse will be blown away by our wall of brutal Death Metal. Our setlist will contain songs from our latest and best effort so far, "Fall Of The Despised", and of course a collection of songs from our Death Metal classic "Feasting On Blood" and the ultra brutal "Misanthropic Carnage". Make sure to come out and support Severe Torture and be prepared to get blown away by a heavy dose of aggressive brutal Death Metal!"
September 13, 2006
THROWN, the Swedish band featuring Pete Flesh (FLESH, ex-DECEIVER, ex-MAZE OF TORMENT) on vocals, guitars and drums, and Crille Lundin (ex-DECEIVER, ex-XENOFANES) on bass, has finished recording its debut album, "The Suicidal Kings Occult", at the Abyss studio with producer Tommy Tägtgren. The CD, which was recorded between August 30 and September 3, will feature the following tracks: 'I Am all Dead', 'The Suicidal Kings Occult', 'Going Down', 'The Cure To Salvation', 'Silent Chorus', '10 Years Of Nothing', 'Once More I Lose All In The Mist' and 'Jack The Tripper'. The track 'The Suicidal Kings Occult' can be heard on the band's MySpace page: www.myspace.com/thrownbitch. THROWN is currently in talks with various labels about getting the album released in early 2007. Also they will start looking around for live session members as THROWN for sure will be a live band. To read the statement why DECEIVER broke up see this link: www.deceiver.tk.
September 11, 2006
VEHEMENTER NOS will be releasing their first self-tilted album on Osmose Productions in late 2006.
September 06, 2006
To honour the passing of the long-term recording artist Jesse Pintado, Earache Records is offering a free downloadable mp3 album. The album entitled "In Memory Of Jesse Pintado" features some of Jesse's most well-known songs recorded during his time as guitarist for both Napalm Death and Terrorizer. The sad news of Jesse's death in hospital in Holland on Sunday August 27th 2006 has shocked fans throughout the world, and this album serves as a small tribute to the outstanding music he created during his career. Earache label manager Dan Tobin had the following to say about Jesse's sudden death: "Jesse was one of the most genuine people I ever met, extremely friendly and easy-going. Its such a tragic waste. I'll remember him as part of what is my all time favourite Earache record, Terrorizer's 'World Downfall', which is simply a Grindcore masterpiece, and for all his amazing work with Napalm Death that I was honoured to be a small part of. I don't think Jesse's passing has been recognised as the huge loss it is - the worlds of extreme music and Grindcore / Death Metal have lost a true pioneer. We owe him a massive debt and for that I'll always remember the guy fondly." The mp3 album can be downloaded at www.metaltracks.com/jesse, the full track listing is as follows: Terrorizer - 'Ripped To Shreds', Napalm Death - 'The World Keeps Turning', Napalm Death - 'Throwaway', Terrorizer - 'Storm Of Stress', Napalm Death - 'Upwards And Uninterested', Napalm Death - 'I Abstain', Terrorizer - 'Corporation Pull-In', Napalm Death - 'Purist Realist', Napalm Death - 'Remain Nameless' and Napalm Death - 'Inner Incineration'.
The track 'Race For The War' from the upcoming ANGER AS ART album "Callous And Furor" has been posted at this location. The album is scheduled to be released at the end of the month via OSM Records.
September 02, 2006
Germany's BURDEN OF GRIEF have announced the recordings of their forthcoming fourth album "Death End Road" which is supposed to be out via Remedy Records in February / March 2007. Some new songtitles are 'Death End Road' (instr.), 'Swallow The Sun', 'The Game', 'Drown In Sorrow', 'Schizophrenic', 'Vita Reducta' and 'Killer In Me'. After some important line-up changes throughout the last year the band has finally found their self-confidence again and will enter the studio in October. Tommy Hansen will once again take care of the mix in November. For more info check out www.burdenofgrief.de.
The video for DEICIDE's track 'Homage For Satan', banned in the UK by music station Scuzz TV, looks set to air on US MTV this weekend. The track, taken from the band's new album "The Stench Of Redemption" will make its debut on MTV2's Headbangers Ball in the US on Saturday September 2nd 2006. The show, hosted by MTV's Jamey Jasta airs at 10pm ET in the US and features special guests Hatebreed. If you can't wait till then, you can check out the video on YouTube here.
September 01, 2006
FUNERAL PROCESSION are looking for a reliable, skilled, motivated and unpolitical guitarist for upcoming shows and a possible tour in 2007. It is absolutely necessary that the guitarist is willing to rehearse in the area of Minden / Porta Westfalica at least once a week a.s.a.p. It would additionally be preferred if the applicant had own equipment, but things can be worked out regarding this. On top of that, the band is currently looking for a tour organisator that might arrange a small European tour with FUNERAL PROCESSION as a co-headliner to a more established band in the period end of February / beginning of March 2007. More details will be given to dedicated persons if requested. The band can be contacted through their website www.funeralprocession.net.