» News Archive November 2010

November 29, 2010

Deepsend Records will be releasing a double digipak CD by Japan’s COFFINS entitled "Ancient Torture". It will feature COFFINS’ split releases, compilation and vinyl only tracks, together on a deluxe double disc 8-panel digipak. The artwork and layout was done by Mark and Mike Riddick. Pre-orders have already begun including exclusive package deals with a limited edition Riddick designed t-shirt and CD. More at www.deepsend.com

November 28, 2010

The revised and extended edition of GLORIOUS TIMES is finished now and currently in the printing stage, ready to be shipped at the end of November. It features 160 pages of rare and mostly unseen photographs, tied together with sentiment and reflections from the very people who lived the era. 11 new bands were added, with stories from such legends as Ron Sumers (SLAUGHTER), Scott Peterson (CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER), Eric Meyer and Jim Durkin (DARK ANGEL), Joe Caper (RIGHTEOUS PIGS), Brian Lehfeldt and Shann Mortimer (WEHRMACHT), Ross Dolan (IMMOLATION) and also Rob Urbinati and Scott Watts (SACRIFICE) among others. Included too are pictures from the personal collections of Ron Sumners, Scott Peterson, Brian Lehfeldt, Ross Dolan and a bunch of others. In addition to the new bands every old layout has been redone using industry standard software and formats so this time there are no skewed pics, no typos, etc. Many of the original layouts that were redone also include additional never before seen pictures. The HELLWITCH section also includes a new story from Jim Nickles and the UNSEEN TERROR section includes a new story from Mick Harris. The following bands are featured: ACHERON, AUTOPSY, BAPHOMET, BRUTALITY, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, DECEASED, DEICIDE, DERKETA, DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, EXMORTIS, GROOVY AARDVARK, HELLWITCH, HIDEOUS MANGLEUS, IMMOLATION, IMPETIGO, INCANTATION, INCUBUS, INSANITY, LETHAL AGGRESSION, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MASSACRE, MASSAPPEAL, MASTER, MORBID ANGEL, NAPALM DEATH, NOCTURNUS, NOKTURNEL, NUCLEAR DEATH, OVERTHROW, PAINEATER, POSSESSED, PRIME EVIL, REVENANT, RIGHTEOUS PIGS, RIPPING CORPSE, SACRIFICE, SEPULTURA, SLAUGHTER, SOOTHSAYER, TERRORAIN, TIRANT SIN, UNSEEN TERROR, VOMIT, WEHRMACHT and WHERE’S THE POPE. For ordering info contact glorioustimesdeathbook@gmail.com. More info at www.myspace.com/glorioustimesdeathbook

November 23, 2010

Swedish DIABOLICAL have signed with Abyss Records for the worldwide release of their upcoming full-length album, "Ars Vitae", due out in February of 2011. The album contains 17 tracks and will feature a mix of new material – recorded earlier this year at Necromorbus Studios – and previously unreleased recordings. The band has recently made one new song, ‘Eye’, available for download on their website www.diabolical.se. The track can also be previewed on the band’s official YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/DiabolicalOfficial. "It’s an honour having a dedicated label like Abyss releasing the album over there, we are looking forward to that", comments guitarist Carl Stjärnlöv.

VOMITORY have entered the Leon Music Studios outside Karlstad, Sweden, to record their eighth longplayer. They record the album again with Rikard Löfgren who already co-produced the bands previous two albums. Drummer Tobias Gustafsson has laid drum tracks on two songs by now. VOMITORY are doing a studio diary at the official VOMITORY forum which you can find here. Check back there for daily updates including pictures, video clips, etc. More info on the new VOMITORY album coming soon. The yet untitled eighth longplayer is set for a tentative release in spring of 2011. More info at www.vomitory.net, www.myspace.com/vomitoryswe

November 22, 2010

"Subconscious Lobotomy", the debut album from CENTINEX, has been re-released through Memento Mori. Here’s the statement: "Official CD re-release of the long out-of-print and very sought-after debut album by the legendary Swedish band, originally released in 1992. The release features a new layout designed by Eduardo M and a retro-interview with Mr Martin Schulman himself conducted by Eduardo de Leon Alejo (Supposed To Rot Magazine). The release includes the "Under The Blackened Sky" (1993) and "Transcend The Dark Chaos" (1994) demo tapes as bonus for a total running time of over 60 minutes of sheer and unadulterated Swedeath." The complete tracklisting reads like this: ‘Blood On My Skin’, ‘Shadows Are Astray’, ‘Dreams Of Death’, ‘Orgy In Flesh’, ‘End Of Life’, ‘Bells Of Misery’, ‘Inhuman Dissections Of Souls’, ‘The Aspiration’ and ‘Until Death Tear Us Apart’. Bonus tracks from the "Under The Blackened Sky" demo tape (1993): ‘Cranial Dismemberment’, ‘Only Slices Remains’ and ‘Torn Within’. Bonus tracks from the "Transcend the Dark Chaos" demo tape (1994): ‘Transcend The Dark Chaos’, ‘Thorns Of Desolation’, ‘Eternal Lies’ and ‘At The Everlasting End’. You can check out the new album cover here. The CD is available directly from www.memento-mori.es, but it will also be sold on the upcoming "Black Steel Worship Tour" with URN, INTERMENT and DIABOLICAL.

November 18, 2010

DYING FETUS have announced that their last headlining tour in support of their "Descend Into Depravity" album will be as headliners of the 2011 Bonecrusher Fest. This tour will also include KEEP OF KALESSIN, CARNIFEX, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and ANGELUS APATRIDA. More information available at www.myspace.com/bonecrusherfest. DYING FETUS’ John Gallagher commented on the upcoming Bonecrusher Fest: "After touring the entire world in 2010 we cannot think of a better way to start off the year 2011 than by going back to Europe. The line-up promises the fans in each and every city that they will witness the most brutal and aggressive tour for all of 2011… guaranteed. Bones crushed!"

DESTRUCTION‘s brand new album "Day Of Reckoning" will feature two different cover artworks for the slipcase and booklet (the first limited edition of the album will not feature the band’s logo on the booklet – the vinyl version and second pressing of the CD will show a red DESTRUCTION logo on it). Commented mainman Schmier: "First of all, cause I hear the hardcore fans already complaining, the DESTRUCTION skull and the BUTCHER, can be found in the illustrated booklet of DAY OF RECKONING! The last man on earth, that faces the end of the world, the concept of the album had to have the most evil base with a striking eye-catching look! We decided to not use the classical Butcher-theme on the coverfront this time, cause this album needed a malicious look with symbols that express this strong title in the most bold and simple way! The story line will continue thru the whole coverart and booklet. Gyula, a fantastic artist and Metalfan from Hungary, was a great help for us with nailing down this concept. It’s not the first time we worked with him, he illustrated all our latest releases! Like the band, he breathes, lives and understands the concept of a rather socially critical band like DESTRUCTION to the bone!" In addition, "Day Of Reckoning" is the first album to feature new drummer Vaaver. "The new guy behind the drumkit, the hard hitting but well-versed, 6feet & 6inch animal Vaaver, took his first album with us as a challenge: no other DESTRUCTION album has the fastness, the tightness and crazy doublebass & drum-fills as the DAY OF RECKONING! That’s for fuckin’ sure!", Schmier states. The complete tracklist for the limited slipcase of "Day Of Reckoning" reads like this: ‘The Price’, ‘Hate Is My Fuel’, ‘Armageddonizer’, ‘Devil’s Advocate’, ‘Day Of Reckoning’, ‘Sorcerer Of Black Magic’, ‘Misfit’, ‘The Demon Is God’, ‘Church Of Disgust’, ‘Destroyer Or Creator’, ‘Sheep Of The Regime’ and ‘Stand Up And Shout’ (limited edition bonus track). "Day Of Reckoning" will be released on February 18, 2011 via Nuclear Blast.

November 17, 2010

DIABOLIC have issued the following statement, following their appearance at Goregrowler’s Ball IV: "DIABOLIC original member, bassist / vocalist Paul Ouellette has been ousted from the band, due to his drunken and unprofessional behavior, and walking offstage mid-song during the band’s recent performance Fri, Nov 12 at Goregrowler’s Ball IV in San Antonio, TX. Many of our friends and fans know that this is not our first episode dealing with Paul’s drunken, often violent, destructive, and unprofessional behavior at shows. For DIABOLIC’s frontman to behave in this way is inexcusable and after several warnings, we have no choice; Paul has been removed permanently from the lineup, and is no longer a member of DIABOLIC. DIABOLIC continued to play our next several songs and finished our set without vocals, and we would like to thank all of our friends and fans who stayed to show your support, during and after our set! Many of you have said how much you enjoyed our set even without vocals, and that you respect us for finishing our set, in spite of what happened. For that we say THANK YOU!! And thank you to Goregrowler’s Ball promoter, Aaron Mendiola (also vocalist of ENGAGED IN MUTILATING) for having us, and we look forward to the day when we can return to San Antonio, TX and bring you all DIABOLIC the way it was meant to be!! Effective immediately, DIABOLIC are seeking a replacement bassist / vocalist. We are looking for pro gear, stage presence, and most importantly sick vocals and bass skills. We have a European Tour offer for 2011, so ability to tour is a must! Qualified applicants will live in or near the Tampa, FL area or willing to relocate. If you are interested and have what it takes, email aantar@diabolic-deathmetal.com."

INCANTATION has announced a handful of special shows where they will perform their classic debut album, "Onward To Golgotha", in its entirety. You can check out the dates here. Relapse Records will release a limited vinyl edition of "Onward To Golgotha" to coincide with these dates. The deluxe edition will be strictly limited to one pressing of 1,000 copies on colored vinyl and include an embroidered INCANTATION "Onward To Golgotha" patch and sticker. Visit the Relapse Records Webstore for details or to order.

On October 29, 2010 Malta’s BEHEADED have entered Temple Studios with producer David Vella to record the successor to 2005’s "Ominous Bloodline", tentatively titled "Never To Dawn". You can check out a studio update on their myspace blog and a video update on their youtube channel. The band’s website www.beheaded.net is currently not active anymore, but they are working on a new revamped site to complement all their other channels.

November 16, 2010

DENIAL FIEND have posted a video preview of their upcoming full-length release on their official YouTube channel and Facebook page. Recorded at Mana Studios, the long awaited follow-up release to 2007’s "They Rise", "Horror Holocaust", is due out in early 2011 on Ibex Moon Records. The video features a clip of the album’s first track, entitled ‘Corrupted Flesh’. The current line-up of the band features drummer Rob Rampy (DRI), vocalist Blaine Cook (THE ACCÜSED), bassist Terry Butler (DEATH, SIX FEET UNDER, MASSACRE) and guitarist Sam Williams (DOWN BY LAW). "Horror Holocaust" will also feature guest appearances from Steve Swanson (SIX FEET UNDER), Ralph Santolla (DEICIDE, OBITUARY) and James Murphy (OBITUARY, TESTAMENT). More at www.myspace.com/denialfiendband

Swedish Death Metal horde INSISION is in the studio right now, recording a new MCD. They band already layed down the drum tracks on Saturday / Sunday and recorded the guitars yesterday. For more info and updates check out www.myspace.com/insision

The vinyl version of GRAVE RITUAL‘s debut full length "Euphoric Hymns" is now at press. It is limited to 500 copies (100 on maroon vinyl, 100 fire orange / black and 300 black) and will be released through Dark Descent Records. The LPs come with reverse board printed jackets, an 18" x 24" poster and double-sided insert.

Dark Descent Records will also release a DECREPITAPH / ETERNAL SOLSTICE split 7" EP (new material from DECREPITAPH and first ETERNAL SOLSTICE recording in 13 years!) and cassette / tapes of ANGUISH – "Dawn Of Doom" (Swedish Doom Metal featuring members of VETERNUS and GRAVELESS), MORBO – "Eternal City Of The Dead" (AUTOPSY-ish Death Metal from Italy) and MANDATORY – "In Torment" (compilation tape – two early demos compiled onto one new tape). All three tapes will have expanded layouts. These will be back from production at the end of November. More at www.darkdescent.net

BURIAL INVOCATION can be seen at Youtube performing ‘Obliterated In An Ignominious Grave’ at the Kill-Town Death Fest in Copenhagen, Denmark. Quality sound and visuals too!

OBSCURA has recently completed work on their brand new album "Omnivium" and revealed its track listing: ‘Septuagint’, ‘Vortex Omnivium’, ‘Ocean Gateways’, ‘Euclidean Elements’, ‘Prismal Dawn’, ‘Celestial Spheres’, ‘Velocity’, ‘A Transcendental Serenade’ and ‘Aevum’. The album was recorded at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS) and is expected to see a March 2011 release. OBSCURA drummer Hannes Grossman commented: "The recording process was intense and time-consuming, but it brought us many steps forward as musicians both individually and collectively. The songs are still catchy, but there are more epic parts involved, as well as faster and more melodic songs. The extremes of the band’s sound extend on all sides, so to say. Expect some things which have never been done before like this in Death Metal!" Additionally, Grossman is working on his first instructional drum DVD titled "Progressive Concepts for the Modern Metal Drummer". The DVD will feature different chapters about hand / foot techniques, blast beats, advanced double bass drumming, rhythmic modulations, and song and performance tutorials. "After the recordings for OBSCURA’s new album I decided to start filming because the energy of the recording process was still valid. The final motivation came from NILE-drummer George Kollias, with whom we toured in Japan. Thanks again, Bro’! Of course the DVD will not only feature solo and song performances, but also very deep advice about the things that I use, like finger control technique, hybrid techniques, advanced foot technique or odd-time signatures." OBSCURA has been confirmed for the Mass Deathtruction Festival in Belgium and Bang Your Head Festival in Luxembourg taking place this December. More info at www.myspace.com/realmofobscura

November 15, 2010

On www.luxinframundis.com the following interesting message appears: "The time is getting closer to re-animate Julio Viterbo’s ancient abomination known as SHUB NIGGURATH, being himself the one and only musical composer of this devilish entity from day one. Earlier this year he decided to re-visit some never recorded riffage from his past and structure them with some new ideas to spawn what will become the ultimate invocation from this primordial entity. Joined on drums by original drummer / founding member Paco Aguilar, (if everything goes as planned) production for this new manifestation will begin on early November." We wait and see and stay tuned for further news regarding SHUB NIGGURATH…

November 13, 2010

Dutch Death Metallers SINISTER have finished the recordings of their ninth full length album, "Legacy Of Ashes", at Soundlodge Studios in Rhauderfehn, Germany with producer Jörg Uken (GOD DETHRONED, OBSCENITY). According to the band the album is gonna be "… the most brutal and fast SINISTER album ever." The tracklist reads like this: ‘Herd Of Damnation’ (Intro), ‘Into The Blind World ‘, ‘The Enemy Of My Enemy’, ‘Anatomie Of A Catastrophe’, ‘The Sin Of Sodomy’, ‘Legacy Of Ashes’, ‘The Hornet’s Nest’, ‘Righteous Indignations’ and ‘The Living Sacrifice’. The limited edition digipak will include four exclusive bonus tracks. "Legacy Of Ashes" will be released on December 17 via Massacre Records. www.myspace.com/sinisterwingsofdeath

The album artwork for "Counting Our Scars", the brand new full-length release from reunited Swedish Death Metallers DESULTORY is now revealed. It was designed and conceptualized by Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, AMORPHIS, KING DIAMOND etc). "Counting Our Scars" will also feature an exclusive alternate slipcase cover, once again showcasing Travis Smith’s elaborate and impressive detail to the concept for "Counting Our Scars". You can check out the album opener ‘In A Cage’ on Pulverised Records’ official myspace page www.myspace.com/pulverisedrecords. DESULTORY singer / guitar-player Klas Morberg issued the following statement: "It’s been more than a year now since we entered the studio to record the first DESULTORY album in over a decade. This album will write a new chapter in the history of the band and it has been with great anticipation and endurance we have waited for the cover art to take form. We wanted the whole package, from music and lyrics to the visual appearance to communicate the same feeling, and as it turned out, this work had to take time. Now, at the very last hours of this long year, we are finally ready to reveal it all to you. We hope you think it was worth the wait, we do." "Counting Our Scars" will feature the following tracks: ‘In A Cage’, ‘Counting Our Scars’, ‘Ready To Bleed’, ‘This Broken Halo’, ‘The Moment Is Gone’, ‘Uneven Numbers’, ‘Dead Ends’, ‘Leeching Life’ and ‘A Crippling Heritage’. www.myspace.com/desultoryofficial

November 11, 2010

The Peruvian version of HEADHUNTER D.C.‘s "God’s Spreading Cancer…" was released on November 02, the Day of the Dead and Cult of Death in Peru. The first 250 copies come with an extra slipcase cover and a free patch. This Peruvian issue also comes with the same bonus tracks as the Ibex Moon edition, ie: the NECROVORE cover ‘Slaughtered Remains’ and 3 live songs, recorded in December 2008. A new "God’s Spreading Cancer…" shirt made by the label will be available soon as well. More info at www.deathcult-records.com

According to Heavier Records’ boss Javier Marzuka the long delayed MORTEM Tribute CD is in the pressing plant now. Here’s the definitive line-up (in order of appearance on the CD): HEADHUNTER D.C. (Brazil) – ‘Summoned To Hell’, MANTAK (Malaysia) – ‘Demons Haunt Loudun’, KRATORNAS (Philippines) – ‘The Devil Speaks In Tongues’, EVILDAMN (Peru) – ‘Demonolatry’, STILLBORN (Poland) – ‘A Demon Tale (The Prologue)’, BLOODY SIGN (France) – ‘Death Rules Supreme’, DAEMONIC (U.S.A.) – ‘Shadows That Pray To Asurah’, PSICORRAGIA (Peru) – ‘Unguy Maman (Mother Of Disease)’, GYIBAAW (Canada) – ‘Mutilation Rites’, ROT (Poland) – ‘Devilled’ and KARNARIUM (Sweden) – ‘Fiat Obscuritas’. For more info check out www.myspace.com/heavierrecords

November 09, 2010

HATE ETERNAL is working on their fifth studio album (second for Metal Blade Records) and follow up to "Fury & Flames" once again at Erik Rutan’s own Mana Recording Studios. JJ Hrubovcak has been added as the band’s bassist and Erik Rutan on guitar and Jade Simonetto on drums are at work once again. Frontman Erik Rutan offers the following update: "The band has been locked up in Mana Recording Studios doing pre-production for the past 2 months, finishing up songs that we have been writing over the last year in between tours and albums that I’ve produced, and we feel we have come up with one of HATE ETERNAL’s heaviest, most twisted, evil, melodic, and insane albums yet. It was my goal to expand upon what the band has done in the past, and add new dynamics and twists to the traditional, dissonant HATE ETERNAL style, yet keep it in the same vein. It took the three of us really pushing ourselves, and digging deep into the essence of who we are as musicians and writers and players to create something very unique and special. We cannot wait for everyone to hear what we have in store. Look out for updates from the studio over the next few months."

In the countdown to the third edition of the ZOOMBIE RITUAL FESTIVAL (which will take place from November 19 – 21 in Rio Negrinho, Santa Catarina in Southern Brazil) two of the bands, CHAKAL (www.myspace.com/chakalbr) and HEADHUNTER D.C. (www.myspace.com/headhunterdc), have just issued official statements. Korg & CHAKAL: "We from CHAKAL are very excited to play at this year’s Zoombie Ritual! We are preparing a killer set list blending old songs with some others from our latest album "Demon King". We will also have the opportunity to show our friends of the South two brand new songs: ‘Possessed Landscape (The Island Of The Dead)’ and ‘Anubis, The Lord Of Necropolis’, which will be part of our new album to be released in 2011. We will be returning from a concert in Cochabamba, Bolivia, so we’ll be as sharp as ever. Stay Metal and see you at Zoombie Ritual!" Sérgio "Baloff" Borges of HEADHUNTER D.C. had this to say about the upcoming event: "The expectation towards this year’s Zoombie Ritual Festival is the greatest possible, mainly for the fact that in 23 years on the road this is the very first time we’ll spread brutality on stage in Santa Catarina, where we’ve always had great contacts since our inception, not to mention that we have had only ultra positive references about the festival, which will surely soon be turning into one of the biggest Extreme Metal events in Brazil and South America – if not already is -, then we cannot wait to finally take the Death Cult to stages in SC. The show we are going to do at the festival is still focused on the tour of our latest album "God’s Spreading Cancer…" (recently reissued by Ibex Moon Records in North America), tour that had already covered most of Brazil and some South American countries like Chile, Peru and Bolivia, however, as always, we will do an overview of all our albums and a special tribute to an important name in the Death Metal history which will surely please all true present Death Metal maniacs. In short, I summon all maniacs from Santa Catarina and all over the country to join us in this great celebration in the name of Metal that will surely go down in history of extreme and unholy music in Brazil. I count on you all! Up the hunters! Death Metal rules supreme!!!" Check out detailed information about the event at www.zoombieritual.com.br.

November 07, 2010

The revised and extended edition of the book GLORIOUS TIMES is finished and currently in the hands of the printer. 160 pages of massively rare and mostly unseen photographs, tied together with sentiment and reflections from the very people who liked the era – the Glorious Times. Bands featured (among others): ACHERON, AUTOPSY, BAPHOMET, CANNIBAL CROPSE, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, DECEASED, DEICIDE, DERKETA, DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, EXMORTIS, HELLWITCH; IMMOLATION, IMPETIGO, INCANTATION, INCUBUS, INSANITY, LETHAL AGRESSION, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MASSACRE, MASTER, MORBID ANGEL, NAPALM DEATH, NOCTURNUS, NUCLEAR DEATH, POSSESSED, PRIME EVIL, REVENANT, RIPPING CORPSE, SACRIFICE, SLAUGHTER, WEHRMACHT… Every band section is different, some in a small way, many in major ways. This edition is available for pre-order for the USA only so far. Distros should get in touch and prices for customers outside of the USA will be available as soon as the topic "postage rates" is answered. For further information check out their myspace site www.myspace.com/glorioustimesdeathbook or go here. Email address: glorioustimesdeathbook@gmail.com.

Swedish DEMONICAL have issued the following statement: "We have set "Death Infernal" as the title for our upcoming third full-length album. Some of the chants tentative to be included are: ‘The Arrival of Armageddon’, ‘All will Perish (The Final Liberation)’, ‘March for Victory’, ‘Darkness Awaits’, ‘Return Flesh’, ‘From Northern Shores’ and ‘Ravenous’. Final tracklisting to be presented later. The album is currently being recorded, mixed and mastered at Necromorbus Studios in Alvik, Sweden, under the leadership of Sverker Widgren, front commander of DEMONICAL. December 31st is set as the deadline for the recording, the curse will then be released upon mankind in April 2011 through Cyclone Empire. Exact release date tba. Other individuals taking part in the creation of "Death Infernal" are Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media and photographer Soile Siirtola. "Death Infernal" will be a lethal dose of fast Stockholm-style old school Death Metal mixed with more epic and cold elements, hence creating the most deadly and victorious soundtrack for the upcoming downfall of Mother Earth. The album will be supported by a headlining tour across European soil during May 2011." For all further info check out www.myspace.com/thedemonicalhorde

ASPHYX have finished the recordings of the MAJESTY cover ‘Bestial Vomit’ and the new song ‘We Doom You To Death’ for the split 7" with Finnish HOODED MENACE which will be released on Doomentia Records. The MAJESTY cover will appear on the upcoming split 7" with Dutch Death / Thrashers THANATOS. The lyrics are in the Dutch dialect.

November 04, 2010

Swedish DIABOLICAL will release their new album "Ars Vitae" on January 21, 2011 through ViciSolum Productions. It contains 17 tracks; both new studio- and previously unreleased live recordings. The record was produced by founding member Sverker Widgren at Necromorbus Studios (Watain, Destroyer 666, Demonical etc) and is the band’s first official release since 2008’s "The Gallery Of Bleeding Art". The new track ‘Eye’ has been published at the MySpace site of Dreamtide Music www.myspace.com/dreamtidemusic. Guitarist Carl Stjärnlöv had this to say about the album and upcoming activities: "We are looking forward to have this record out and even more to tour Europe again doing some new songs that we haven’t played for 10 years. We have a very exciting time ahead of us."

San Antonio’s blackened Thrashers HOD have been hard at work on the follow up to last year’s well-received "Serpent" album. Guitarist Carl "Lord Necron" Snyder issued the following statement: "It looks that there is no rest for the wicked in sight. We have been writing new material for our upcoming album. I can tell that we have a tentative title for the album now. "Book Of The Worm" is the working title. Some of the song titles are ‘Walking Wounded’, ‘Den Of Wolves’, ‘Apocalyptic Death Whore’, ‘Under Tyranny’s Hammer’ to name a few. We will be recording a live show to include as a DVD for the next album as well. HOD will opening for WATAIN in Austin, TX on Nov 23rd. This show will be recorded for the DVD. So we suggest everyone get to this show so they can be part of the action. It will be a multi camera pro shot DVD. We will busy on the live front through the end of the year. We will be sharing the stage with some great bands in the next couple of months. Bands like Watain, Impiety, Inquisition, Ghoul, Weapon, Black Witchery, Blasphemophager, and the list goes on. You have been warned. The fire is just starting." More info at www.myspace.com/hodtheband

November 03, 2010

Here’s the official press release for the upcoming DEEP SEEDED movie that features KAM LEE: Caisson Films of Winter Park, FL wraps feature film, DEEP SEEDED. Written and directed by independent filmmaker Brian Troxell, the film deals with the psychotically shaken killer Brad (Death Metal legend Kam Lee) with a "Deep Seeded" past. He plans to avenge his horrible high school days when he hears of his schoolgirl crush unexpectedly passing away, and comes into contact with her two daughters (Janine Anzalone, Little Italy). This stomach-wrenching thriller takes vengeance to an elevated level by showing just how sinister Brad is and how shocking brutality can be. "I wanted to make a film where I was able to take off the gloves and stop sugar coating everything", says the director about the brutal scenes viewers can look forward to. Backing up the crew of Caisson Films is special effects team CS Studios, who already have an extensive list of independent horror films under their belt. Some effects viewers can expect to see in the splash zone include grinding a leg in half with a saw and ripping nipple rings out with a knife-just a couple of Brad’s very creative ways of inducing torture. Also teaming up with Caisson is media production team 3:16 Productions. This team expands on the whole spectrum of media, including filming and editing some of Troxell’s previous work. Production has been officially wrapped as of mid-October, but editing isn’t expected to be complete until summer of 2011, which will also be done by 3:16 Productions. For all you horror mongers out there, Deep Seeded will be well worth the wait. For all further information go to www.deepseededthemovie.com.

EXUMER have been confirmed to headline the "Thrash Or Die", festival in Tijuana / Mexico on December 17, 2010. This appearance marks the band’s first live performance in Mexico to date and EXUMER’s final live show for 2010. The two main supports in the festival’s line-up are Californian thrashers FULED BY FIRE and BONDED BY BLOOD, who have also supported EXUMER at last year’s Thrasho de Mayo festival. Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: "It is a great honor for us finally play in Mexico, especially this year which is our 25th anniversary. We know that we have many Mexican fans and that was quite evident when we played at the Thrasho de Mayo festival last year in L.A. I am quite convinced that we will have a similar reception in Tijuana and we are very much looking forward to meet our Mexican fans. We are going to take a brief break from playing after this show in order to record our new album and then return to the stage with a completely new live-set, late spring / early summer 2011." For additional information go to: www.myspace.com/exumerwakingthefire

November 02, 2010

The LP version of "Aeon Of Nox…", the debut album by French old school Death Metallers AFFLICTION GATE (www.myspace.com/afflictiongate), is out now through Metal Inquisition Records. It is limited to 250 hand numbered copies; logo t-shirts, long sleeves and hoodies are available as well. For more info or orders: www.metal-inquisition.de.

RÉSISTANCE just put up a rejuvenated myspace profile. The band’s second album "A Tale Of Decadence" will be released in December 2010 through Emanes Metal Records. New tunes and a video trailer are available here: www.myspace.com/resistance667