January 10, 2006
DECAPITATED have added new bass player Richard Gulczynski to their line-up. Richard will already share the stage with Decapitated when they tour throughout the US with NILE, starting January 12th in Memphis, Tenn up until February 12th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL when the tour wraps up. Also featured on the bill are Soilent Green, Hypocrisy, Raging Speedhorn and With Passion. For a full list of upcoming tour dates on the "Annihilation of the Wicked" tour, check the Earache tour dates page. Decapitated’s new album "Organic Hallucinosis" will be in stores everywhere February 13th 2006.
KEEP OF KALESSIN have recently launched an internet teaser video for the new album "Armada". The teaser can be found at www.kalessin.no or directly here. The first tunes from the upcoming album are revealed along with the new line-up, introducing Thebon as the new vocalist. He was first seen with the band during their live shows in 2005 and did vocals on their Eastern European tour with EXODUS and HYPOCRISY in December. Keep Of Kalessin have also just finished recording a new video for the track ‘Infire’ which will premiere in February. The video was shot 100% green-screen and is directed by Rome Ramsies at VisionValley (www.visionvalley.com) who has worked with bands like Slipknot, Sepultura and Mudvayne amongst others. He also worked in Weta Digital for several years during the making of "Lord of the Rings" and he also did CGI for the movie "Pitch Black".
NECROPHOBIC just signed a new record deal with Swedish label Regain Records (www.regainrecords.com). The band is at Dark Voodoo Studio right now, working on the upcoming album. The engineering is divided between Anders Bentell and Fredrik Folkare (the latter known for being guitarist and producer of Unleashed). The title of the album will be "Hrimthursum", which is taken from the old Norse mythology and means ‘The Frost Giants’. The titles of the recorded songs will most likely be (not the running order): ‘Slaughter Of Baby Jesus’, ‘Branded By Light, Enlightened By Darkness’, ‘Eternal Winter’, ‘The Crossing’, ‘I Strike With Wrath’, ‘Vril’, ‘Sitra Ahra’, ‘Bitter Cold Blizzard’, ‘Serpents (Beneath The Forest Of The Dead)’, ‘Age Of Chaos’, ‘Death Immaculate’ and ‘Black Hate’. You can follow the progression of the recordings in the studio report on the band’s website www.necrophobic.net.