June 07, 2005

HATE ETERNAL have completed the filming of their new video, for the title track off the band’s upcoming third album, "I, Monarch". It was directed by Shane Drake (FALLOUT BOY, SNAPCASE, THE AGONY SCENE) and shot in California and Florida. ‘I, Monarch’ was inspired by the work of avant-garde composer Zero Kama (samples of which can be heard on the song!) and intersperses performance footage with scenes of a mysterious man’s quest to build instruments out of human bones. "I, Monarch", the album, hits US stores June 28th (UK / Europe June 27th). The tracklisting is as follows: ‘Two Demons’, ‘Behold Judas’, ‘The Victorious Reign’, ‘To Know Our Enemies’, ‘I, Monarch’, ‘Path To The Eternal Gods’, ‘The Plague Of Humanity’, ‘It Is Our Will’, ‘Sons Of Darkness’ and ‘Faceless One’.

Poland’s DECAPITATED are set to begin writing new material for their next release. The band will enter Poland’s Hertz Studio in August to begin recording the album. The band will be on VADER’s upcoming North American winter tour with DEW-SCENTED and headline a tour in Canada from December 1st to December 12th. Following these dates Decapitated will head out on another U.S. tour with NILE in January, and then head to Europe with Cryptopsy.

Chicago Death Metallers MASTER, featuring vocalist / bassist Paul Speckmann, will record a new full length album this fall. The new album will be followed by a European tour with GOREFEST and ENTOMBED, set to kick off in spring, 2006. In related news, Master have new merchandise available at their website. Check out the new items at www.master.ca.tc.

Guitar virtuoso Terry Lauderdale will be touring with HEATHEN this summer. The band is very excited about having Terry on board. You may remember Terry, when by the age of 18, caught the attention of Hardrockers SABOTAGE who recruited the young guitarist for the lead guitar position. Terry then moved on to join forces with Carl Socco (Heathen / MURDER), Bob Clic (THE LEWD / Murder) and Dane Petersen (BLOODBATH) to form the Thrash Metal band DIE SIEGER. Besides his reputation as a professional musician, he is also known as a dynamic performer, who gives nothing less than 110% at every performance. He has also received countless praise from his peers, professional relationships and dedicated fans. Heathen will be touring Europe with NUCLEAR ASSAULT later this year.

Candlelight Records with Regain Records confirm August 23rd as the stateside reissue date of MARDUK‘s "World Funeral". Also scheduled for release is the band’s official DVD, "Funeral Marches & Warsongs". Both titles are currently unavailable in the US. The DVD features a one-off reunion with Joakim Af Gravf and was professionally filmed on various festivals and locations in Europe. Tracklistings for each of the above mentioned are as follows: "World Funeral": ‘With Satan & Victorious Weapons’, ‘Bleached Bones’, ‘Cloven Hoof’, ‘World Funeral’, ‘To the Death’s Head True’, ‘Castrum Doloris’, ‘Hearse’, ‘Night Of the Long Knives’, ‘Bloodletting’, ‘Blessed Unholy’, ‘Blackcrowned’. "Funeral Marches & Warsongs": (Live France, Paris, La Loco, April 9th 2003) ‘Blackcrowned’, ‘With Satan & Victorious Weapons’, ‘Azrael’, ‘Wolves’, ‘World Funeral’, ‘Hearse’, ‘Bleached Bones’, ‘Of Hells Fire’, ‘Darkness It Shall Be’, ‘Fistfucking Gods Planet’. (Live Poland, Katowiche, April 5th 2003) ‘Blackcrowned’, ‘WIth Satan & Victorious Weapons’, ‘Azrael’, ‘Wolves’, ‘World Funeral’, ‘Hearse’, ‘Bleached Bones’, ‘Of Hells Fire’, ‘Darkness It Shall Be’, ‘Fistfucking Gods Planet’. (Live Germany, Party San Festival, Bad Berka, August 7th 2003) ‘Jesus Christ Sodomized’, ‘Baptism by Fire’, ‘The Black’, ‘Still Fucking Dead’. (Video clips) ‘Hearse’ (recording April 2003), ‘World Funeral’ (recorded April 2003).

FLESHCRAWL have issued the following message: "Since our longtime bass player Tobz quit the band some time ago, we are looking for a new person handling the deep notes. Apart from above-board playing abilities, creativity, and being a cool guy, you should – of course – be totally into Death Metal, have power (good stage performance!), time, and be 100% determined. All tryouts will take place close to Ulm (Laupheim) in Germany." If you fit the description above and have the guts, send an e-mail to ImNOTaWimp@fleshcrawl.de or snailmail to FLESHCRAWL, Finkenweg 17, D-89257 Illertissen, Germany.

Guitarist Evil Onit and vocalist / bassist Martin Von Fah Q were arrested early Saturday morning (June 4, 2005) while taking band pictures for OBEISANCE‘s upcoming "Unholy Unwholesome And Evil" CD to be issued on Utterly Somber Creations in July 2005 while at El Paso’s infamous Concordia cemetary. Drummer Meggido Blood Glutton however was not taken into custody. The band is also planning to film a promo clip for the song ‘Concordia Cemetary Desecrations’ at the same location. The bandmembers were later released and no charges have been filed by the El Paso police department.

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