November 17, 2009
In 2010, Vic Records will release "Certain Corpses Never Decay", a compilation of the two EXPULSION demos "Cerebral Cessation" and "Veiled In The Mists Of Mystery", together with an unreleased 7" and a compilation-only track. EXPULSION is, however, not reunited. www.myspace.com/expulsionswe
Ukrainian Black Metallers BALFOR were recently invited to appear at the "Global East Festival" promotional party, which was held at the Bingo Club in Kiev, Ukraine on November 06, 2009. Manowar bass-player Joey Demaio was one of the special guests at the party, together with BALFOR and Ukrainian Power Metallers Conquest. The Global East Festival 2010 will be held on September 03 and 04, 2010 with Manowar being the headlining act. Other bands confirmed so far are Rotting Christ, Cemetary Of Scream and Preternatural. www.myspace.com/balforhorde
Dutch blackened Death / Thrash Metallers ONHEIL are celebrating their 10-year anniversary this month. Its members have been musically active longer but it was November 1999 when ONHEIL as a band name was chosen. The only original member Amok briefly comments: "Especially the first 7 years have been one chaotic hellride. Where bands usually grow and get more professional, we cared more about the alcohol, the women and the metalparties. Good times, but a bit too self-destructive hehe. But fuck, the band survived it all, got back on track in 2007 and now we are more focused than ever!" To celebrate the "10 years of ONHEIL" the band has launched a contest in which a price will be given away for each year of their existence. The first 9 winners will receive a signed copy of their latest work, "Razor" which has been released last May by German Record label Cyclone Empire. Besides the album, the tenth winner will receive a "Razor" T-Shirt or Girlie and a cool full discography package which includes: the "The Threat" mini CD from 2003, the "We Hebben De Hel Gezien" full-length demo CD from 2002 and a newly created copy of their "Sterf" demo CD from 1999 (all of these releases have been officially sold out for many years and are well sought-after items by metal collectors). Competing is easy: Email your answer to this question to firstname.lastname@example.org: "To which album were you listening 10 years ago?" From the answers that are sent in, ONHEIL’s band members will choose their personal favorites and, from those, 10 winners will randomly be picked. The band already likes to add that SLIPKNOT, WILL SMITH and BRITNEY SPEARS will NOT be among the winning answers. Metalheads can send in their emails until the 31st of January 2010. ONHEIL’s video for ‘As Hope Dies’ shows a lot of footage that was filmed during the last 10 years. You can watch it here.
MIGHTIEST have just started working on new songs for a brand new album likely to be released sometime in the first half of 2010. The band is also booked for their first gig in 7 years. On October 16, 2010 they will be playing in Stuttgart at the Club Zentral together with the likes of DESASTER, NOCTURNAL and HELLISH CROSSFIRE.
GLORIA MORTI is entering the studio to record their third full length album. The recordings of the album will be carried out in the same fashion as the last album "Eryx" by Juho Räihä in SoundSpiral studios. The recordings will start on November 21, 2009. There will be a studio diary online which will keep you up to date about the recording process. The working title of the album is "Anthems Of Annihilation" and it will contain ten tracks of the most diverse and crushing Gloria Morti material to date. "Anthems Of Annihilation" is a concept album about mankind making an irreversible mistake in trying to overcome all of its biggest problems. The storyline borders from a war between men and machines to the slavery and exploitation of a whole generation. The lyrical theme takes a stance on current problems and is a reminder of the stupidity of man. Some working titles of the tracks: ‘The Solution Called War’, ‘Awakening Of A Discordant Machine’, ‘Infiltration’, ‘Swallowed By Defeat’ and ‘Obey’. Besides that the band revealed that Jenni Kemppainen is no longer a part of Gloria Morti. The keyboard arrangements on "Anthems Of Annihilation" will be written and performed by their long time friend Lars Eikind (Producer on "Lifestream Corrosion", additional keyboard arrangements on "Eryx").