January 20, 2009
To coincide with the release of their Ibex Moon Records debut, "Within One", Los Angeles-based blackened Death / Thrashers DREAMING DEAD have posted a behind the scenes look at the making of the album. The eight minute video, which features exclusive studio footage of DREAMING DEAD members Elizabeth Schall and Mike Cafffell can be viewed here.
Kam Lee has announced plans to start auditioning new members for an all new reformation of the band MASSACRE. Plans are set to do an all new MASSACRE album for the year 2010. Although Kam has stated in the past that he was never sure if doing a new MASSACRE album could ever be possible, the demand from the fans worldwide for an all new MASSACRE album could no longer be ignored. Kam also has stated that he will return MASSACRE to its roots, returning to both the lyrical content and the musical style as set forth on the album "From Beyond". Several well known and respected musicians (who also happen to be longtime MASSACRE fans themselves) have been approached to take part in this historical event. And once confirmed – they shall be revealed in time. For now – 2 new tracks that are being worked on for the album will be titled: ‘Back From Beyond’ and ‘Return Of The Corpse Grinder’.
Displeased Records will be re-releasing HELLWITCH‘s "Syzygial Miscreancy" CD this fall. The re-release will feature all lyrics, unused artwork, complete demo inlays, flyers and liner notes as well as 3 complete demos ("Transgressive Sentience", "Mordirivial Disemanation" and "Nosferatu") and a 1989 rehearsal as bonus.
DENIAL FIEND bassist Terry Butler (SIX FEET UNDER, ex-MASSACRE, ex-DEATH) and guitarist Sam Williams (DOWN BY LAW, PSEUDO HEROES) have added two new members to the line-up. D.R.I skinsman Rob Rampy has joined as a fulltime member, while Blaine Cook (THE ACCUSED, TOE TAG) will be the guest vocalist on the band’s upcoming EP. Williams had this to say about the recent roster developments, "We’re really happy to be working with Rob, as we’re huge fans of his work with D.R.I. The guy is old school, fast and tight. And although Blaine won’t be a permanent member of the band, we’re extremely pleased to have him with us on this EP. Of course THE ACCUSED has always been a major influence on DENIAL FIEND. Both of these guys fit our current direction perfectly – a little faster, a little more technical, and more thrashy all the way around." The as of yet untitled EP will be released sometime in 2009 on Ibex Moon Records, followed by a number of live dates across the US. www.myspace.com/denialfiendband
Chilean Death Metal warriors THORNAFIRE are preparing to enter the studio on February 2nd to record their sophomore album for Ibex Moon Records, "Vorax Deconstruction". Two years in the works, the follow up to "Exacerbated Gnostic Manifestation" is sure to be another Metal of Death tour de force. Following the release of Vorax Deconstrucción, THORNAFIRE will embark on its first ever U.S. tour in July with MONSTROSITY and Missouri’s TORN THE FUCK APART. Says guitarist Victor Mac-Namara, "We are preparing our axes and will work to annihilate the stage each night. We are very anxious to showcase our Death Metal coming from the Hell of South America!" Tour dates will be revealed as they become available. www.myspace.com/thornafire