» News Archive November 2009

November 30, 2009

German Thrashers EXUMER have been confirmed to appear at next year’s MRF Festival in Oberhausen / Germany on April 4, 2010. The festival features some of the most influential cult Thrash and Power Metal bands from the 1980s, hailing from Germany, Canada and the USA. On the heels of the success of the Chris Withchunter tribute show in Oberhausen / Germany this past April, co-organizers Death Squad Promotion, who manage EXUMER and SODOM among others, put together the Metropole Ruhr Festival to continue to celebrate traditional Thrash and Power Metal from around the world. The festival’s billing thus far is as follows: EURE ERBEN (ex-DARKNESS, GER), FAILED PERFECTION (GER), WITCHBURNER (GER), OMEN (USA), SAVAGE GRACE (USA), ANGEL DUST (GER), EXUMER (GER), LIVING DEATH (GER), EXCITER (CAN) and others TBA. EXUMER will also play their Italian live debut on April 10, 2010 and there are additional European live appearances planned in Norway, Poland, Germany and Austria. For more information go to: www.myspace.com/exumerwakingthefire or www.exumer1985.com

November 28, 2009

Brazil’s INCRUST will support Paul Speckmann’s MASTER at their gig in Salvador on January 17, 2010. Other acts on the bill will be AFTER DEATH (UK) and PREDATOR (BRA). The new INCRUST album will feature two more tracks than originally planned and the release is scheduled for March / April, 2010. Blood Harvest Records will release the vinyl version in Europe, while the US version will be released on CD by Ibex Moon Records again. www.myspace.com/incrust66

Brazil’s REVIOLENCE (formed out of the ashes of the old Brazilian Thrash band Panzer) just signed with Marquee Records for the release of their new CD "Modern Beast". The album features 13 tracks and was produced by Mauro Juliany from Sound Up Studio. The band’s line-up consists of new singer Rod Starscream, Guilherme Spilack (guitars), Mauricio Cliff (bass, ex-Panzer and Mystic – the Brazilian band from Kreator’s Frank Godzik) and Edson Graseffi (drums, ex-Panzer). For more information check out www.reviolencemetal.com or www.myspace.com/reviolence

November 27, 2009

American Black / Death Metal band EXTERMINATION ANGEL is now offering their debut recording "Demo 2009 – Advancement Into Obscurity", limited to 100 full-color, hand-numbered copies on hi-bias cassette tape for $6 U.S. (ppd. worldwide). The track list includes ‘Looting The Holy Coffers’, ‘Weaponized Evil’ and ‘Whirlwind Killing Spree’. Inquiries can be made through the band’s website: www.myspace.com/exterminationangel

ACHERON just finished their videoclip of ‘I Am Heathen’, a track from their 2009 album "The Final Conflict: Last Days Of God". You can check it out here. "The Final Conflict" has just been released in the US by Ibex Moon Records.Merchandise will be available early 2010.

IMMOLATION have been confirmed to perform on NEUROTIC DEATHFEST 2010. Other acts confirmed for Neurotic Deathfest are: ABYSMAL TORMENT, ANTIGAMA, AS YOU DROWN, DAWN OF AZAZEL, HOUR OF PENANCE and THE END OF ALL REASON. The ticket sale will commence on December 5, 2010. Find all information about pricing and how to acquire tickets through one of the many ticket outlets rght here. More information on the festival can be found on www.neuroticdeathfest.com.

November 26, 2009

GRAVEHAMMER from Sweden have just signed with Detest Records from Belgium. The band is currently recording new songs which will appear on a 7" to be released in 2010. More news and samples are to be found on www.detestrecords.com and www.myspace.com/gravehammerswe

2009 saw the band’s 20th birthday and it also turned out to be a difficult year for DESASTER. After the cancelation of the Ostrava Festival and the show in Finland and the chaos prior to the 20 years – party gig (date, boat etc.), the band now had to cancel their appearance at this year’s edition of Metal Forces Festival in Lörrach / Germany. On their trip to Rome last weekend Sataniac had an accident and injured his knee. A cruciate rupture has meanwhile been diagnosed. At the moment he can’t move at all and so it’s impossible for him to enter the stage. The band feels really sorry for being unable to play in Lörrach and hopes to catch up on the show next year. For the show in Bamberg DESASTER have recruited their good friend Samme, the singer from the Swedish band Orcvius. The new DESASTER website will be re-launched soon. New merchandise, like zipped sweat jackets, longsleeves, zipped girly hoodies, sweaters as well as the 20 years box is still available. Check out www.total-desaster.com

November 24, 2009

"Human Decay", the second demo by Swedish old school Death Metallers ENTRAILS, is finished and ready to be shipped on December 04, 2009. It will be released in a strictly limited edition of only 50 original CD-R copies that are numbered 1-50. Those 50 copies can only be bought directly from the band. The price is: 80 Sek Sweden / 10 Euro Europe / 12 Euro Rest of the world (ppd. everywhere). You can already pre-order a copy now by sending an email to entrailsreborn@hotmail.com. A reply mail from ENTRAILS will let you know how to complete the purchase. The tracklist of "Human Decay" reads like this: ‘Dust To Dust’ (Intro), ‘Blood Red’, ‘Euthanasia’, ‘Evil Terror’, ‘Total Death’, ‘Human Decay’ and ‘Casket Garden’ (DISMEMBER cover). For more info on the band go to: www.myspace.com/entrailsreborn

Norwegian Black Metallers DEN SAAKALDTE have been signed by Pulverised Records. The band was founded by main songwriter / guitarist Sykelig (ex – Gorgoroth session guitar player) and also features Mikael Sykelig (ex – GORGOROTH) on guitars, Niklas "Kvarforth" Olsson (SHINING, SKITLIV) on vocals, Tor Risdal "Seidemann" Stavenes (1349, PANTHEON I) on bass and Jormungand (DØDHEIMSGARD) on synth and effects. The band recently announced a line-up change in the ranks, with drummer Jarle "Uruz" Byberg (ex-Shining, ex-Urgehal) leaving the band. Further details on the replacement of the new drummer will be made soon. DEN SAAKALDTE previously released their debut "Øl, Mørke Og Depresjon" (which translates to "Beer, Darkness And Depression") and also in early 2009 the depressive full-length effort "All Hail Pessimism", that eventually instituted the band a lot of positive rave reviews and exceptional attention worldwide. DEN SAAKALDTE’s forthcoming album and first with Pulverised Records, will be entitled as "Kapittel II: Faen I Helvete", scheduled for release Fall of 2010. In other DEN SAAKALDTE-related news, the band will be part of the "Skandinavisk Pessimisme Omringer Europa Tour" touring alongside Troll and Sargeist from March 2010 onwards. DEN SAAKALDTE will also make their appearance in the next year’s edition of the "Kings Of Black Metal Festival 2010" happening on 10th of April 2010 and "Barther Metal Open Air 2010" on 20th of August 2010. Last but not least, the re-release of "Øl, Mørke Og Depresjon" on digipak CD and gatefold LP and also the "All Hail Pessimism" on limited gatefold double LP are soon to be released. For more info go to www.myspace.com/densaakaldte

November 23, 2009

DÉTENTE have announce the addition of Tiina Teal as the band’s new vocalist. Here’s the offcial statement from the band: "Originally starting out behind the kit as a drummer, Tiina has been singing and screaming for the last 10 years. Having influences ranging from Jarboe to Nina Simone as well as Strapping Young Lad’s Devin Townsend, she’s collaborated with various musicians and bands in Los Angeles and won ‘Best Anti-War Band’ with her metal group, Burn The Empire. We have already put down 4 of the 9 new tracks with her and can tell you that both old and new supporters of the band will be blown away by her and the new tracks. Check back at www.detenterna.com and www.myspace.com/detenterna in the next few weeks for a sneak preview. "Decline" is coming along very well, taking longer than expected but it will be worth it; we should have an official street date announcement mid December. We want to thank Ann Boleyn for her help with the DÉTENTE reunion shows; it was great working with her and we wish her the best in everything she does."

November 22, 2009

Italy’s MORTUARY DRAPE have released a new double LP entitled "Secret Sudaria". It is strictly limited to 100 copies in white vinyl and comes with a special leather cover. Enclosed with the vinyl will be a very special metal pendant charm carrying The Drape insignia. You can check out more pics here. For ordering information contact info@mortuary13drape.com

November 19, 2009

ACHERON will be unveiling their new music video for the song ‘I Am Heathen’ (featured on their new album "The Final Conflict: Last Days Of God") on www.youtube.com this Saturday, November 21, 2009. It will also be posted on their official mypage page at www.myspace.com/acheron. This is the first professionally filmed music video the band has done in their 20 plus years of existence. Band frontman Vincent Crowley explains the concept behind the video: "The video is about embracing the life of being a Heathen. Many people struggle with what is wrong or right, good or evil. When they go against the norm, the guilt eats away at them. Heathens don’t have negative feeling about embracing their true nature. Temptation doesn’t weaken us because in the end we control it! Lots of the symbolism in the video shows just that." ACHERON filmed this video with Werner Videos Services and was directed by Aaron Werner. The video features the band line-up of Vincent Crowley, Kyle Severn, Max Otworth, Ash Thomas and special appearances by actress Madison Riley. This video will be featured on a free promotional DVD put out by the band. The DVD is over 90 minutes long and will contain the ‘I Am Heathen’ music video, an in depth band video documentary on "Making Final Conflict" (rare footage), video footage from their 2008 "December Damnation" mini-tour in Brazil and the complete "Satanic Supremacy" 3 song demo. This DVD is being given out for free to people who are buying the new "The Final Conflict: Last Days Of God" CD from the band or Ibex Moon Records. ACHERON will also be doing a dvd / video release show in Columbus, Ohio, on December 4, 2009. The show will be at The Summit, 2210 Summit St, Columbus, OH, with the bands DEAD SEA, INFERNAL DEATH and CARDIAC ARREST.

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 contest@onheil.com: "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").

November 14, 2009

Bestial Invasion Records is a new label based in the Scottish Highlands and focused on releasing traditional Thrash / Death / Black / Speed / Heavy Metal. The first releases on the label will be DUNGEÖNHAMMER (FRA) / RUST (SWE) split 7"EP, SKULL FIST (CAN) CD, RIOTOR (CAN) LP. More info at www.myspace.com/bestialinvasionrecords

November 13, 2009

THE GROTESQUERY is the name of the second cooperation between Kam Lee and Rogga Johansson after BONE GNAWER. Kam and Rogga had several talks about creating a new band that would base its lyrical on stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce and Edgar Allan Poe and music highly influenced by the brutal style of early 90s Death Metal bands, with a touch of the avantgarde and an unorthodox and experimental feel. The band’s line-up is completed by bass player Johan Berglund (THIS HAVEN) and drummer Brynjar Helgeton (LIKLUKT). Their debut album will be called "Tales Of The Coffin Born" and is scheduled to be released on January 22, 2010 via Cyclone Empire. For more information check out www.myspace.com/thegrotesquery

"The Ones I Condemn", the new album by Canadian Thrashers SACRIFICE, will be released in Europe on January 22, 2010 through Cyclone Empire Records. The digipak edition also has one exclusive bonustrack. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘We Will Prevail’, ‘The Ones I Condemn’, ‘Give Me Justice’, ‘The Great Wall’, ‘Tetragrammaton’, ‘Atrocity’, ‘Hiroshima’, ‘The Devil’s Martyr’ feat. Jed Simon (ZIMMERS HOLE, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Dave Hewson (SLAUGHTER, STRAPPADO), ‘Ultimate Power Corrupts’ and ‘Desolation Alive’. Bonus tracks will be: ‘The Devil’s Martyr’ (Rob’s vocals), ‘Burned At The Stake’ (re-recording 2009), ‘The Entity’ (re-recording 2009), ‘Forever Enslaved’ (Live 2007), ‘Necronomicon’ (Live 2007) and ‘Soldiers Of Misfortune’ (Live 2007, exclusive European bonus track). For more info go to www.myspace.com/sacrificecanada

After just having re-released the classic NIRVANA 2002 recordings on CD Relapse Records will also re-release "World Without God", the debut full length by Finnish Death Metal masters CONVULSE on CD. It will be out on January 19, 2010 and also feature the band’s demo and possible live tracks.

The tape version of the new ASCENDED EP "Temple Of Dark Offerings" will be out on November 25 through Detest Records. The label will also release a 12" version of the first KRYPTS demo "Open The Crypt" in co-operation with Me Saco Un Ojo Records (UK) within one and half months. MIASMAL’s first 7" EP is to be released through both companies in early 2010 as well. At the end of 2009 / early 2010 Detest Records will release PUTRID’s second demo tape. Furthermore a bunch of STENCH OF DECAY shirts will be available within one month. Some copies of STENCH OF DECAY’s 12" version of their second demo are still available from Detest Records and Me Saco Un Ojo Records. More info about the future of Detest Records is to be found on www.detestrecords.com

November 12, 2009

"The Depths Of Inhumanity", the debut full-length of Ventura, California’s FATALIST will be released on November 23, 2009 via Ibex Moon Records. It is the band’s follow up to 2007’s (and now sold out) "Loss" demo. Guitarist / vocalist Neil Burkdoll had this to say about the recording: "Well, three years in the making; it has been a long ass time. Our album "The Depths Of Inhumanity" is finally going to see the light of day on Nov 23, 2009. It is 11 songs of old school Death Metal that we hope you guys enjoy. We really tried to make each song stand alone from the others and have their own identity. We are happy as hell that the album is coming out on Ibex Moon as well. We really felt that we would fit nicely on the Ibex Moon roster and it was a great day when John agreed to talk to us about an album deal. Things went really smooth with the label and we hope to work with them again in the future."

HOD bassist Derrick Rivers will leave the band to focus his efforts on battling cancer. Vocalist Beer Reebs shares the following information about Rivers, as well as other HOD happenings: "Our original bassist Dirty Derrick has been battling cancer and thus far has been successful. However, he was recently informed that it had come back in his liver and possibly his lungs and will begin treatment for it again within a few weeks. He’s decided in the interest of his health, that he will be hanging up the bass to focus on taking care of himself. Although the band hates to see him go we all completely understand and support his decision to do so. His last performance with HOD will be this Saturday, November 14th, at The Goregrowler’s Ball 3 in San Antonio, TX at The Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar. Taking Dirty Derek’s place on the bludgeoning four strings will be Trans Am from the Austin, TX based Grindcore band, Pleasant Valley. His first live performance with HOD will be Saturday December 5th at Downtown Music in Littlerock, AR with Deadbird and Vore. In other HOD news, I’m pleased to announce that the band is four songs into the second full length album and follow up to "Serpent". It is scheduled for recording in early 2010 and set to be recorded at Raging Steel Fury Studios in Austin, TX by Ignitor / Agony Column guitarist Stuart "Batlord" Lawrence. It is set to be mixed and mastered at Sweden’s Necromorbus Studios and released by Ibex Moon Records. Finally, 2010 also has some heavy show activity coming up. We have shows lined up with bands like Gravehill, Godless Rising, Blaspherian and legendary crossover band D.R.I., to name a few."

This just came in from ACHERON vocalist / bassist Vincent Crowley: "ACHERON has just returned from a long weekend with three shows in the Midwest. This was the first time ACHERON has ever played Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee (with the exception of Milwaukee Metal Fest).These three days of pure aggressive, satanic Death Metal were to support our upcoming November 23rd U.S. release of "The Final Conflict: Last Days Of God" on Ibex Moon Records. We would like to send out unholy praises to The Firewalk Group in Milwaukee, Viva La Muerte Productions in Chicago, and The NYDM for saving the show in Madison (no thanks to local douche bag Tom for almost fucking up the show). A big hails to Cardiac Arrest for supporting us this weekend, as well as all the bands that played and all the true Metal supporters."

November 11, 2009

Konqueror Records is looking for a label willing to re-release the self-titled CD by Italy’s old school Death Metallers ERODED on a one time limited pressing vinyl edition. Interested companies can contact Konqueror Records for further details through www.myspace.com/konquerorrecords

November 10, 2009

After years of unavailability, SACRED REICH‘s third album "Independent" will finally be reissued via Displeased Records in the Spring of 2010. It comes completely remastered with a fresh new lay-out and will include the following 5 bonus tracks: ‘A Question’, ‘Let’s Have A War’ (FEAR cover), ‘Who’s To Blame’ (all three taken from the "A Question" EP), ‘Big Picture’ (MDC cover, taken from the "Open Book" EP) and ‘Crawling’ (radio edit, from the "Crawling" EP).

Germany’s LIFELESS have inked a deal with Ibex Moon Records for the release of the band’s sophomore effort and follow up to "Beyond The Threshold Of Death". Vocalist / guitarist Marc Niederhagemann had this to say about the signing to one of the world’s premier traditional Death Metal labels: "The reason for us signing with Ibex Moon Records is the fact that it is an up and coming label and we are an up and coming band. The match is perfect for both sides and we want to give it our best. Further, John McEntee gave a very fair offer for a band in our position. We are glad to get this chance and looking forward for to continuing this good working relationship." The as yet untitled new album will be released in early 2010. There are also plans for a worldwide re-release of "Beyond The Threshold Of Death" through Ibex Moon Records.

Hungarian Thrashers MORBID CARNAGE will be one of the opening acts for blackened Death Metallers Morbosidad, on November 17, 2009 at the Blue Hole Club, Budapest. Also joining as support bands will be Hungarian Death Metal Metallers Age Of Agony and Drünken Bastards.

November 06, 2009

Pulverised Records welcomes MORBUS CHRON, one of the rawest young talents worshipping this particular old style of pure Death Metal. Strictly sticking to the tradition of demo cassette tapes, MORBUS CHRON previously released a self-titled 4-track demo tape, which attracted favorable responses everywhere. MORBUS CHRON is now preparing to enter the studio, for what will become their debut full-length album. Pulverised Records label manager Roy Yeo comments: "I was amazed by MORBUS CHRON when I first heard them, it was almost unbelievable that the band is so young and they could capture the essence of the old Death Metal style. Influences like Autopsy and early Entombed are easily spotted in the songs, but there is just a certain fire and enthusiasm coming from MORBUS CHRON that cannot be described and we are very much looking forward to the debut album!" States MORBUS CHRON lead singer / guitar player Robert "Robba" Andersson: "We’re as excited as we are when robbing graves! Feels fucking great! Like opening a can of ravioli, but even better dude. What can we say? It’ll sound disgusting and putrid with just a tiny dose of groovyness. New songs are on the way and it sounds like Autop… Ehm, Morbus! If you’re into the old way, you’re into our way. Total fuckin’ Death!" In other MORBUS CHRON-related news, the band will make their appearance at the upcoming "Resurrected In Festering Slime Festival", happening at the legendary Kafé 44 from the 6th – 7th November 2009. For more info check out our tourdates section or go to www.myspace.com/morbuschronband

Australian Metallers BE’LAKOR have inked a deal with Italy’s Kolony Records for the European release of their 2nd album "Stone’s Reach". The release of the album will be November 30, 2009. BE’LAKOR has recently ventured across Australia for the first time, taking in performances in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney. According to the label the band’s style can be described as "melancholic and epic melodic Death Metal done in right Scandinavian fashion". The album track listing reads like this: ‘Venator’, ‘From Scythe To Sceptre’, ‘Outlive The Hand’, ‘Sun’s Delusion’, ‘Held In Hollows’, ‘Husks’, ‘Aspect’ and ‘Countless Skies’. For further information: www.myspace.com/belakor

November 03, 2009

Hungary’s MORBID CARNAGE have been signed by Pulverised Records. The band recently completed their first full-length album "Night Assassins", which features seven songs of 80s style old school Thrash Metal. No definite release date has been set yet, but will be announced soon. Pulverised Records A&R Manager Calvin states: "MORBID CARNAGE definitely know their Thrash Metal; all the necessary ingredients to make a good old-fashioned Thrash song work effectively and the overall vibe on "Night Assassins" is just totally immense. This is a straight-forward, no-holds-barred pure onslaught of retro-Thrash at its finest!" Two brand new songs entitled ‘Warlust’ and ‘Night Assassins’, taken from the album, can be heard on MORBID CARNAGE’s official myspace page www.myspace.com/morbidcarnage

November 02, 2009

CHAOS MAGAZINE # 15 is finally out, featuring in-depth interviews with HATE ETERNAL, RESURRECTION, SINISTER, VADER, BEHEMOTH, EXMORTEM, VACANT COFFIN, BOOK OF BLACK EARTH, MACHETAZO, DARKNESS BY OATH, AMON AMARTH, EVOCATION, SEANCE, THE UGLY, UNANIMATED, THE CROWN as well as a huge Rogga Johansson-special including individual interviews with (almost) all of his past, present and future bands such as PAGANIZER, RIBSPREADER, CARVE, DEMIURG, THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE, BONE GNAWER (feat. Kam Lee of MASSACRE) or PUTREVORE (feat. Dave Rotten of AVULSED). A detailed label report on the up-and-coming PULVERISED RECORDS from Singapore and approximately 666 reviews, a free "True Black Metal Memory" as well as a full-coloured front cover artwork by KILLUSTRATIONS complete the picture. 80 A4 pages, pro-printed on high-quality paper, available for EUR 5,00 (Germany), EUR 6,00 (Europe) or USD 9,00 (rest of the world) from: CHAOS MAGAZINE, P.O. Box 70 20, 72734 Reutlingen, Germany, chaosmagazine@gmx.de, www.chaosmagazine.de

ASSASSIN will headline the True Thrash Fest 2010 in Osaka, Japan on March 27 and 28, 2010, on both days. Other confirmed bands are AT WAR (USA) and WARPATH (UK). Some Japanese bands will also play. More info at www.rockstakk.com/index2.html or www.myspace.com/rockstakkrecords