August 06, 2010

HAIL OF BULLETS have finished the recordings for their second full-length to be released this October. Drummer Ed Warby: "I don’t think I’ve ever worked this hard on anything in my entire life, but it sure has paid off! Although "Of Frost And War" is a tough act to follow, my ringing ears tell me we’ve succeeded in besting it on every level: songs, playing, production…at the moment Dan Swanö is putting the final touches on a mix that could squash a tank, and then it’s off to the pressing plant! All the main ingredients of our blood’n’guts style Death Metal have remained intact and I honestly can’t imagine anyone that liked our previous work is going to be the least bit disappointed, on the contrary!" The soon-to-be-titled album was produced by Ed Warby and like before, the mix was in the capable hands of Mr Dan Swanö. HAIL OF BULLETS nailed down 11 songs plus intro.

DEVOURMENT have been signed by Relapse Records. Vocalist Mike Majewski commented on the signing: "We are extremely excited to be a part of the amazing Relapse roster! To be alongside the list of past and present Relapse bands that we hold in such high regard is truly an honor for us." DEVOURMENT kicks-off a headlining European tour in support of their 2009 release "Unleash The Carnivore" on August 12, 2010 with performances included at the Party San Open Air, Brutal Assault Festival, Mountains of Death Open Air and Metal Mean Festival. For more info check out www.myspace.com/devourment

UK Thrashers ONSLAUGHT have announced that Danish Producer Jacob Hansen will be handling the production and mixing duties on the upcoming studio album due for release later this year. The album will be recorded and mixed at Hansen Studio in Ribe, Denmark starting on August 16th. Nige Rockett comments: "We’re so stoked to be working with Jacob Hansen on the new album. Jacob has done some stunning work in the past, his production skills are really gonna suit the style of the new album, his mixes are so heavy and lively which is exactly what we are looking for… It’ll be real cool to capture the live energy of the band in these recordings… Steve and Sy are leaving for the studio immediately after our appearance at Bloodstock Festival, where we should be, if all goes to plan, debuting a track entitled ‘Born For War’ taken from the new album… it’s a violent beast, very fast and heavy with lots of twists and turns." Jacob Hansen (Producer) about the recordings: "This is one of the more exciting productions this year for me! Since their very first albums ("Power From Hell" and "The Force"), which made quite an impression on me back in my teenage years, I’ve loved this dark and heavy band. Working with these guys is gonna be awesome!" Check out a new demo sample at www.myspace.com/onslaughtuk

BEHEMOTH will be releasing a new DVD, titled "Evangelia Heretika" this fall. Vocalist and guitarist Nergal comments: "We’ve been through hell and back to make this release happen. I know we only have a few DVDs in our catalogue so far but they are not even close to what you are gonna experience with " Evangelia Heretika"! Expect approximately 5 hours of essential BEHEMOTH. Long-time BEHEMOTH artistic collaborator, Graal, has provided us with some of his most disturbing and completed vision to date." " Evangelia Heretika" will be released in the US via Metal Blade Records, in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records and in Poland via Mystic Records. Starting on November 03, BEHEMOTH will hit the road on a headline tour that kicks off in Quebec City, Canada. Joining BEHEMOTH on this tour that takes the band through the US and Canada are Watain, Withered and Black Anvil. A special package is being offered to the band’s internet community members for $66.60 that includes the following items: 1 ticket to the show, 1 pre-ordered copy of the DVD (S&H included), 1 tour poster, received at the show and 1 meet & greet pass to meet BEHEMOTH before the show. Fans can purchase this limited package or tickets to any of the show dates at this location.

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