» News Archive June 2009
In September Detest Records will re-release STENCH OF DECAY‘s "Where Death And Decay Reign" demo tape on 12" (in collaboration with a soon to be created new label). It will feature brand new artwork and can already be pre-ordered through www.detestrecords.com
MIASMAL‘s Demo 2008 12" re-release should be available in early August. This limited 12" will only be available from both labels (Detest Records and Nuclear War Now! Prodoctions).
After years of unavailability MONUMENTUM‘s classic album "In Absentia Christi" is being reissued via Displeased Records. It will be completely remastered and includes a bonus track plus redone artwork and layout by Roberto Mammarella. The release date is still to be confirmed.
Norwegian Epic Viking Black Metallers MISTUR have been joined by ex-WINDIR guitarist Strom. In September 2008 the band recorded their debut album "Attende" in Norway’s Akkerhaugen Studios. The album was produced by Thorbjorn Akkerhaugen, who has already assisted EMPEROR and WINDIR in creating their epic walls of sound. The album cover was designed by Belgian Kris Verwimp, who went a step further by painting the artwork in oil. "Attende" will be released in close cooperation with Einheit Produktionen and the release date will be 29 August 2009. More info: www.mistur.no
VILE have just finished recording the vocals for their new album. The band still has to figure out the label situation, but they are hoping to have the album released at least in a limited way in fall with a full world-wide release soon afterwards. A European tour is planned for the spring of 2010 with a U.S. tour to follow. More info and updates at www.myspace.com/vile
Here’s an official press release from the organizers of Germany’s SUFFERING LIFE FESTIVAL: "From June 25th to 28th Germany’s Metalheads are heading to Wachenroth / Bavaria to join the Suffering Life Festival. This is Bavaria’s cosyest Festival from fans for fans. For just 27 Euro you’ll get a lot of great bands from allover the world. Delicious beer, good food and a Metal market complete the party. So don’t hesitate and be part of this nice spectacle. CU there, Andy." The complete billing reads as follows: VADER, DESTRUCTION, ENDSTILLE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, PETER PAN SPEEDROCK, VOMITORY, HATESPHERE, ROMPEPROP, LENG TCH’E, THE NEW BLACK, AOK, BULLET MONKS, HACKNEYED, CRIPPER, HERETIC SOUL, DEFLORATION, RUNAMOK, PATHOLOGY STENCH, SILENT DECAY, ABSORB, PLANET BITCH and ONE BULLET LEFT. For more information check out www.sufferinglifefestival.com
HELLWITCH have posted the following news at their official myspace site www.myspace.com/hellwitch: "It is with great dismay that we announce the departure of long time drummer Joe "Witch" Schnessel from HELLWITCH. Joe Witch will be missed by the band and by thousands of maniacal fans across the globe. We wish him the best of luck on his journey. To any who would like to contact Joe Witch he has a personal myspace as well."
"Grey Rigorism", the new album by MERRIMACK, will be released in Europe on September 15, 2009 through Osmose Productions (in co-operation with Moribund Records) as a regular CD and a limited gatefold double LP. The track listing reads like this: ‘The Golden Door’, ‘Omniabsence’, ‘Kirjath-Ra’, ‘La Sainteté Du Mal’, ‘Cold Earth Mourning’, ‘Grey Rigorism’, ‘When The Stars Align’, ‘Désaveu’, ‘In The Halls Of White Death’ and ‘By Thy Grace’. For more info check out http://merrimack.satanslegions.com
MASTER will play Philadelphia’s Hostile City Death Fest to be held on July 4-5, 2009 at The Arena. MASTER will perform on July 5, 2009 with the likes of Absu, Total Fucking Destruction, Kult ov Azazel and GOREAPHOBIA. Ibex Moon label mates DREAMING DEAD will perform on July 4 with, among others, Deicide, Monstrosity, Vital Remains and Jungle Rot. Line-ups and festival information can be found at www.myspace.com/hostilecitydeathfest.
HATE FOREST from the Ukraine have signed a deal with Osmose Productions to re-issue the band’s entire back catalogue. The 6 records will be released from October 2009 to March 2010 as digipaks, limited to 1000 copies each, remastered and with much improved booklets. The band’s music is being described as a "grim, aggressive and straight forward mix of Black and Death Metal with distorted low vocals and ambient elements." The band never gave interviews, never made photos and always held the distance from the whole Black Metal scene.
GRAVEYARD have just finished recording their debut album "One With The Dead". The album will be mastered by none other than Dan Swanö. The tracklist goes as follows: ‘Prologue: The Reaping’, ‘Pantheon Vulture’, ‘The Burning Gate’, ‘Riding A Pale Horse’, ‘Necrology’, ‘Carven Epitaph’, ‘One With The Dead’, ‘Walking Horrors Of The Undead’, ‘Abandoned Churches’, ‘Caro Data Vermibus’ and ‘The Skull’. The CD will be released by Blackseed Productions and the vinyl by Antichristian Front Records. There will be a limited CD edition, including the CANDLEMASS cover ‘A Tale Of Creation’, featuring vocals by Dan Swanö and drums by NOMINON’s Perra Karlsson. The vinyl edition will include a re-recorded version of the band’s demo song ‘Into The Mausoleum’. The release date is set to September 01, 2009.
CEREKLOTH‘s reh. / demo 2009 will be released through Danish Deadbangers Records within the next couple of days. Contact Ole Foget at his email address firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Swedish DEMONICAL have issued the following statement: "We are back home after a victorious crusade through Europe. Massive hails to our allies in TORTURE KILLER and FACEBREAKER for splendid comradeship and to Markus and Jaqueline for strategic guidance. We are very sorry for the shows that didn’t happen, the reasons were beyond our control. The battle in Marchtrenk was cancelled by the local mayor and his christian sheep as they felt we were spreading Anti-Christian propaganda and polluting the Austrian youth. An article in German – of course packed with lies in true Christian style – can be read here. The show in Flensburg was cancelled by the club with a three day notice without any reasonable explanation. Written contracts and agreements obviously means shit to Mike and Roxy Concerts so I advice you all to avoid him like the plague!! To celebrate the homecoming we have posted two more tracks – ‘World Serpent’ and ‘Death Metal Darkness’ – at our MySpace site. – Martin, Johan, Widda, Ronnie."
GOREAPHOBIA will be replacing PATHOLOGY on this summer’s "Slaves To Society" U.S. tour featuring MASTER and DREAMING DEAD. This trek across the States is the band’s first in over 17 years. Guitarist Alex Bouks offers these words in regards to what promises to be the summer of brutality: "We are excited to unleash our Dark Metal magick across the U.S. after all these years.The tour will coincide with the release our new record "Mortal Repulsion". We will be showcasing our brand of dark, blackened Heavy Metal. Jim, Chris and myself are looking forward to see all you Metal tyrants on the road." "Mortal Repulsion" will be available in stores and through Ibex Moon Records on August 18th. www.myspace.com/goreaphobia
Ibex Moon Records will be licensing ASPHYX‘s "Death… The Brutal Way" from Century Media Records Germany for distribution in the United States. It will be released on September 1, 2009. Vocalist Martin Van Drunen and bassist / vocalist Wannes Gubbels issued this joint statement about the U.S. distribution deal: "We as ASPHYX are very pleased we’ve found such a dedicated label in Ibex Moon is to distribute our latest release in the USA. From personal experiences in the past we know John McEntee is sworn to the cause of Death Metal the brutal way and thus will do all in his power to make this release and the band as successful as possible. A release like "Death… The Brutal Way" is meant to be brought out by a label that we are absolutely certain will put heart, soul, blood, bones, and core behind the matter. Under the Ibex Moon we march!" The first 1,000 copies of the album will be released as a limited-edition with additional slipcase packaging and a bonus DVD featuring the band’s entire, unforgettable reunion show from 2007’s Party.San Festival in Bad Berka, Germany. www.myspace.com/officialasphyx
Long time ASSASSIN member Frank Nellen has left the band due to private reasons and has been replaced by Bjoern Sonermann (WICKED KEMAO and more). The new bassplayer is Joachim Kremer who already played in many different projects before (SKINNY BOLD etc.). The band is busy finishing songs for the next album and currently searching for a new record label. www.myspace.com/assassinthrashmetal
Chile’s DOMINUS XUL have just re-formed a couple of weeks ago. There’s no plans to record a new album, but to play some live gigs in 2009 (one of them is a support show for SUFFOCATION in September). The current line-up consists of Alejandro Lizana (guitar – one of the founder members, he played on all the band’s releases), Claudio Salinas (vocals – he played guitar on the 1997 EP "Unchaining The Ancient’s Black Prophecies" and "The Primigeni Xul" LP), Rodolfo Sequeida (bass – he played in the last period of the band, after the LP) and Alvaro Sequeida (drums – he also played in the last period of the band, after the LP). Official myspace: www.myspace.com/dominusxuloficial
"The End", the debut-album by Finnish Thrashers THE FINAL HARVEST, and "The Everhaunting Past / Chapter IV – A Splendid Retrospective", the fourth FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING album will be released in late summer / early fall 2009 via Cyclone Empire. For more info check out the bands myspace sites: www.myspace.com/thefinalharvest, www.myspace.com/fragmentsofunbecoming
Additionally to their upcoming North America tour with PATHOLOGY and MASTER, DREAMING DEAD have been added to the first half of MONSTROSITY’s summer tour. Drummer Mike Caffell comments: "DREAMING DEAD are very pleased to announce that we will be hitting the road with Death Metal masters MONSTROSITY for the East Coast leg of their upcoming U.S. tour! This will be our first time performing on the East Coast and our first time sharing the stage with this legendary act. Needless to say, we are quite excited about having the opportunity to get out there and tear it up for everyone. Plus, this works out nicely for us because when we part ways with MONSTROSITY we’ll be picking up with MASTER and PATHOLOGY to round out the rest of the U.S. on our unrelated, but oh so conveniently placed Summer tour. Mwahaha! Chances are we’ll be playing close to you in the near future, so come out to the shows! We’re bringin some heavy shit and a good time…" www.myspace.com/dreamingdead
Swedish DEMONICAL has uploaded their tribute to Deutschland – the track ‘Götter Des Nordens’ – at their MySpace site www.myspace.com/thedemonicalhorde. The track comes off DEMONICAL’s second full-length album, "Hellsworn", which has been released on CD and LP on May 15 through Cyclone Empire.
Swedish Death Metal masters EVOCATION have unleashed a new video for the track ‘Tomorrow Has No Sunrise’, taken from their critically acclaimed album "Dead Calm Chaos". The video was directed by René U Valdes (Hardcore Superstar, Avatar etc.) from www.greenworks.se and shot at Kvarnbyn in Gothenburg 14th of April. You can find the clip here www.myspace.com/evocationswe and here www.youtube.com/evocationswe.
Chile’s PENTAGRAM were just named "band of the week" on the official DARKTHRONE MySpace page www.myspace.com/officialdarkthrone. Says Fenriz: "This one is for those who know, I grew up with their 7" from late 80s, and it’s one of the best Metal recordings I have. Both demos are equally good, rather fantastically great if you ask me." PENTAGRAM will reunite one last time in 2009 for a Chilean tour and several shows in Europe.
Finnish Thrash Metal band THE SCOURGER and its two founding members Jari Hurskainen and Seppo Tarvainen have decided to continue their musical careers apart. Vocalist Hurskainen will continue under the name of The Scourger by himself. All other ex-members Antti Wirman, Kimmo Kammonen, Jani Luttinen and Seppo Tarvainen will continue together. Their new projects will be announced at a later time. The Scourger has released two full length albums worldwide to date.
The tickets for the 20 Years Desaster Party with DESASTER, MARTIN MISSY & THE PROTECTORS and WITCHBURNER on the MS Rheingold (October 17, 2009) are completely sold out! For all those who were too slow, the band offers to put your name on a "waiting-list". If tickets get returned or people don’t pay, these tickets will be put up for sale again. For more info check out www.total-desaster.de or www.myspace.com/desasterofficial
Texas extremists HOD will hit the road with MONSTROSITY and TORN THE FUCK APART on a twelve-date rampage across the US. Guitarist Lord Necron comments: "HOD is proud to announce we are taking part of the MONSTROSITY Summer Tour. We look forward to destroying every city we play! See you maniacs out on the road!" www.myspace.com/hodtheband
THORNAFIRE and Ibex Moon Records regretfully announce the band’s forced cancellation of their highly anticipated US tour with Monstrosity and Torn The Fuck Apart. Guitarist Victor MacNamara has issued the following statement regarding this unfortunate situation: "Due to delays in the processing of our visa application to enter the USA, THORNAFIRE will unfortunately have to cancel their appearance on the Monstrosity U.S. tour 2009, scheduled to take place this June. We’ve done everything in our power and have followed every procedure to make this happen, but the process is very expensive and time-consuming. This matter is out of our hands and we are very disappointed as this was to be our first opportunity to show our madness to the US fans. On a happier note, we are releasing our second album "Vorex Deconstrucción" and it’s already sounding very impressive! We are also working with Ibex Moon Records on setting up a new US tour." "Vorex Deconstrucción" will be released in July on Ibex Moon Records. For more info check out www.myspace.com/thornafire
TORMENTED‘s debut album "Rotten Death" is out on Iron Fist Productions since May 30, 2009. TORMENTED (featuring ex-members of DARKIFIED, EDGE OF SANITY, MARDUK, PAN-THY-MONIUM) will also be included on the CD-version of "Resurrected In Festering Slime" with their track ‘Awakening Of The Dead’ later this year as mentioned earlier here. Take a look at www.myspace.com/fuckingtormented.
German newcomers THY FINAL PAIN recently released their new album "… Of Life And Death" through STF-Records. This is their 2nd release after their selffinanced debut album "Epitaph". Massive rhythmic Death Metal is how the band describes their sound. THY FINAL PAIN is the new band of Simon Dorn and Marc Jüttner, 2 former members of German DEBAUCHERY. Check out www.thy-final-pain.com for further information and soundsamples.
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