» News Archive April 2009
Metal Mind Productions will be releasing a live album by Polish Death Metallers HATE in June. It will be entitled "The Litanies of Satan" and features a recording of the band’s performance from February 2004. The tracklist contains mainly songs from their album "Awakening Of The Liar" plus some older, classic compositions. "The Litanies of Satan" will be released as a limited edition (1000 copies) digipak edition on June 08 in Europe and July 14 in the USA (via MVD).
Mexican INFERNAL CONJURATION just finished the recording of 3 new songs for their upcoming 7"EP through Blood Harvest Records. One song is uploaded on www.myspace.com/infernalconjuration.
This year the 8th METALLIC NOISE FESTIVAL will take place on June 19 and June 20 in Korb, Schützenhaus (near Stuttgart, between Waiblingen and Winnenden). The following bands have been confirmed so far: ACCION MUTANTE, AGRYPNIE, A.O.D., APOPHIS, BIG BALLS (AC/DC cover band), BLACK ABYSS, BOWTOME, COCKROACH, CORPORATE PAIN, CRACK FAMILY, DARKNESS ABLAZE, JIGSORE, KARKADAN, May THE SILENCE FAIL, MORTAL PASSION, NUCLEAR WARFARE, OUT OF ORDER and PARSIFALL. For all further info check out www.metallic-noise.de
Blood Harvest Records have just released the second album "Explosion Of Elements" of French dark Death Metallers BLOODY SIGN on vinyl. www.bloodharvest.se, www.myspace.com/bloodysign
Polish Thrashers CHAIN REACTION are glad to announce that their next full-length is already taking its final shape. Bassist Michal Michalski says: "The album will be tentatively entitled "Cutthroat Melodies"; most of the music is already composed and we still have to work on some vocals, but we hope to have everything ready before June, when we’re beginning recording at Zed’s." For further details: www.chainreaction.pl or www.myspace.com/chainreactionpl
Polish melodic Thrashers CHAINSAW will return to the scene with a brand new fourth album entitled "Evilution". The recording session took place in mid 2008 at Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland with the following guests: Tytus (vocals – best known from Acid Drinkers) and Mauser (guitar, an ex-member of VADER, currently involved in his project UNSUN). The band has signed a contract with one of the biggest Polish internet portals Interia.pl. Besides the normal CD edition of this album you can legally download and listen to their stuff here. This chance will last until May 31, 2009. More info on CHAINSAW you can find at www.chainsaw.muzzo.pl or www.myspace.com/chainsawpl.
RAPED GOD 666 drummer / vocalist Saul "Goat Destroyer" Martinez died last Saturday, April 18, and was buried the next day. Saul also played drums on the last MORBOSIDAD LP "Profana La Cruz Del Nazareno" as well as being a member of BLOOD REAPING, EX INFERIIS and GENOCIDE. Saul (1977-2009) will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Saul.
German Thrashers EXUMER and New Jersey’s WHIPLASH sent video messages for the Chris Witchhunter memorial show that took place last Saturday in Oberhausen, Germany. However. the clips did not make it on the screen at the show due to technical difficulties. Both clips are now on YouTube and can be viewed here (EXUMER) and here (WHIPLASH). EXUMER’s first mini tour in 22 years, which takes the band through 4 countries on 2 continents, will kick off on Wednesday April 22, in Bochum, Germany where the band will generate additional funds for the Chris Witchhunter tribute show that the band could not attend du their own tour schedule. Click here for the exact dates.
"Blasphemous Cremation", INCANTATION‘s extreme rare 1991 unreleased rough mix of the "Onward To Golgotha" album, is finally available on limited edition vinyl (666 copies) through New Jersey’s Necroharmonic Productions as well now. It contains the original 6 song recording of the album that later got erased and re-recorded. For more info and ordering details check out www.necroharmonic.com
SATHANAS founder Paul Tucker has announced that he is reforming the blasphemous 90s old school Death / Thrash Metal trio BATHYM. Paul will continue his duties on guitar and vocals with original members Eric Watson and Bill Smiley filling bass and drum positions respectfully. There are plans in the works to release a full length CD featuring brand new material. Interested labels can contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Poland’s Metal Mind Productions will release a special edition DVD of CARPATHIAN FOREST‘s "We’re Going To Hollywood For This – Live Perversions" on April 27 (July 14 in the US). This special edition, which will be limited to 2000 copies, also includes a bonus CD with audio versions of tracks recorded at the band’s show in Krakow 2004, while the DVD is furthermore accompanied by a massive collection of unique bonus tracks, both audio and video. The bonus video material includes: ‘Carpathian Forest’ (videoclip), footage from the studio, six rare live bootlegs (incl. MAYHEM’s ‘Ghoul’) and eight tracks recorded at Wacken Open Air 2003. The bonus audio material includes: demo versions of e.g. ‘Black Shining Leather’ or ‘Mask Of The Slave’, one live audio track (‘He’s Turning Blue’), six pre-production tracks from "Defending The Throne Of Evil", one track by World Destroyer (feat. Nattefrost, Vrangsinn and Kulde) and a unique GRIMM demo (feat. Nattefrost and Nordavind). The DVD also includes: biography, interview with bandleader Nattefrost, dolby digital 5.1 surround sound, discography, photo gallery with rare and exclusive pictures, art gallery and much more.
Swedish newcomers MORBUS CHRON (which are featured on the compilation "Resurrected In Festering Slime" with their song ‘The Putrid Smell Of Hell’) will start to record their first demo together with Nicke Andersson in his own studio. For more info check out www.myspace.com/morbuschronband
After the split up of PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT back in 2008 and succesful European tours as openings act for bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Deicide and Macabre, guitarplayer Benny wanted to continue playing extreme music. He joined forces with guitarist Sebastiaan and vocalist Joost and together they unleash UNLOCKED in 2009. Session drums on the album are done by Michiel, who also used to be a member of Prostitute Disfigurement. The need of extreme music, combined with Thrash elements will result in a full length album, containing 7 songs. For all further info check out www.myspace.com/unlockedofficial
The 8th, still untitled, THE CHASM album is reaching its final mixing stages. It will include 8 songs at a 60+ minutes running time. Mastering will be next and samples, artwork and titles will be unveiled right after. Lux Inframundis will be in charge of the release as agreed with Wicked World.
After some extensive / expansive recording sessions the completed mix of MAGNUM ITINER INTERIUS‘ "Ad Honorem Defuncto" album has been sent to the mastering facility. Musically it has been described as an instrumental "meditative / funereal" solo effort by THE CHASM’s Daniel Corchado. The release date will be announced shortly. Audio samples are available at www.luxinframundis.com
Roberto Valle’s THY ONLY FORGOTTEN have finished the writing process of their upcoming as-yet-untitled EP (3 new tracks plus 2 reworked songs from the first demos). Former member Demonzu has rejoined the band as their 2nd guitar player. A late May recording session has been scheduled at Lux Inframundis. A preview of things that are to come as well as 2 old tracks from the first demos are available on the Audio samples page. www.luxinframundis.com