Germany’s old school Death Metal horde DEATHEVOKATION recently recorded a new song, entitled ‘Morpheus Son of Hypnos’, for an upcoming split EP with Finland’s LIE IN RUINS. The band is currently looking for a label to release that, so anyone who’s interested in doing so, should get in touch with them through their amazing website www.deathevokation.com.
LENG TCH’E will be replacing Funebrarum at this year’s Party.San festival. www.party-san.de.
NYC Thrashers SUN DESCENDS will enter Big Blue Meenie Studios (Sepultura, Overkill, SOD etc.) in New Jersey this week (06/22/07), to record their follow-up album to 2006’s "Incinerating The Meek". The up-coming CD titled "The Entropy Formula", features 10 brand new cuts and will be produced by "His Eminence the Wicked" of Terror of the Trees. The band will finally return to playing live after a one-year long absence from the stage in late July / early August 2007. Mem V.Stein: "The album will speak for itself but the wait was worth while. The energy around and leading up to the recording has been extremely intense and positive. Everyone involved is "on edge", in a productive way. It’s been almost one year since SUN DESCENDS’ last stage performance. The entire band can’t wait to play the new songs live and also introduce our new bassist."
Guitarist Tuomio has decided to leave IMPALED NAZARENE. Here’s the official statement from the band regarding this subject: "His decision is personal and we thank him for everything he did with us the last four years and wish him the best of luck for his future adventures. Tomi UG Ullgren is our new lead guitarist, many of you have already witnessed him with us on stage as he has been a session member of this band since 2000, done various tours with us etc. This change will not affect any of our forth-coming shows. We have now finished recording vocals of our new album "Manifest". Sounds fucking killer. "Manifest" will be mixed at Sonic Pump studio by Tapio Pennanen at late July and mastered at Finnvox studio by Mika Jussila mid August. We also decided with Osmose that "Manifest" will be put out as double 10" vinyl instead of normal 12". We will now start working on cover and lay-out with our house artist Ritual."
FUNERAL PROCESSION have just published the following statement: "It has come to the band’s knowledge that bootleg copies of the very first demo are spread via ebay and different mailorders. The releases are claimed to be originals, but they are certainly not. An easy way to check your copy against those bootlegs is to make sure that the numbers inside the tape are written with red ink (which all originals were as far as the band knows – the bootlegs have them in blue) and that both cover plus bandpicture are distinguishable (due to the bootleg being a xerox of a xerox one cannot recognize anything). The tape was released more than eight years ago and limited to 300, so it is of course very unlikely that a whole pile of new and mint tapes suddenly appears out of nowhere. Although the band is trying to find out the source of the bootlegs, most hints until now led to a dead end. Thus the only advice for the time being is to be very careful."
Germany’s Black Metal horde ZARATHUSTRA is searching for a second guitarist, preferable with live- and studio experiences (not a must though). A tour is planned for October. You can get in touch with the band at firstname.lastname@example.org. More info, a band bio, listening samples etc. you will find at www.zarathustra-online.net or www.myspace.com/zarathustraband.
DERANGED, IMPALED and DISAVOWED are among the first confirmed bands for next year’s MARYLAND DEATHFEST, set to take place May 24-25, 2008 at the Sonar in Baltimore / U.S.A.
OSM Records announces a July 16th, 2007 release date for the first official full length CD of Greek old school Thrashers SUICIDAL ANGELS. The album title will be "Eternal Domination" and the cover can be viewed here. Suicidal Angels play vicious and aggressive old school Thrash Metal, the way it is meant to be. You can check out a sample here. The album will be available world wide via The End, Code7/PHD, PHD Canada, Soundforge, CFTN, T.H.A., WorldChaos and Rokkstack Records.
The Displeased Records reissues of the SADUS back catalogue are finally coming together. Each release will include lots of bonus tracks. Here’s the tracklists of the bonus material. The "Illusions" album will feature the complete "DTP" demo (‘Sadus Attack’, ‘Torture’, ‘Kill Team’, ‘Desolator’, ‘Fight Or Die’ and ‘Twisted Face’), "Swallowed In Black" comes with the "Wake Of Severity" demo (‘The Wake’, ‘Powers Of Hate’, ‘Good Rid’nz’) and a videoclip for ‘Good Rid’nz’ and the "Vision Of Misery" album will even include a bonus DVD that features one SADUS show from Oakland, 19.09.1992 (‘Through The Eyes Of Greed’, ‘Valley Of Dry Bones’, ‘Facelift’, ‘Certain Death’, ‘Deceptive Perceptions’, ‘Hands Of Fate’, ‘Echoes Of Forever’, ‘Throwing Away’, ‘Machines’, ‘In Your Face’, ‘Sadus Attack’ and ‘Slave To Misery’) and one from L’Amours NY, 1990 (tracklist tbc) as well as a video clip.
US mythological act EQUIMANTHORN will release their new album ‘Exalted Are The Seven Throne Bearers Of Ninnkigal’ in the Fall of 2007.