January 08, 2011

Phil Kennemore, bassist for US Hardrockers Y&T, unfortunately lost his fight against lung cancer yesterday, January 07, 2011. Rest in peace Phil!

On February 13, Chilean Death Metallers THORNAFIRE will share the stage with PESTILIENCE, VULCANO and nearly 40 others as part of the Macabre Fest II in Concón on the coast of Chile. In preparation for the festival, THORNAFIRE will join Chilean Death / Thrashers PENTAGRAM for a pair of shows in Santiago and the port city of Valparaiso. Regarding the anticipated follow up to 2009’s "Vorex Deconstrucción", THORNAFIRE guitarist Victor Mac-Namara states: "Currently we are writing music a little different than what we have done in the past. It’s a variation, but still true to our underground Death Metal underground roots. I’m drawing concepts for the album artwork. We hope to have this released by 2012." The band’s video for ‘Deconstruccion’ can be viewed at this location. The clip was filmed, produced and edited by Daniel Duarte (a member of the fellow Chilean Death Metal act EXECRATOR) in a professional TV studio in Santiago. ‘Deconstruccion’ was previously described by THORNAFIRE bassist / vocalist Alexis Munoz as a "futuristic song inspired by the religious and social decline experienced in the current era Eon oh Hourus." The song comes off THORNAFIRE’s second album, "Vorex Deconstrucción", which came out in July 2009 via Ibex Moon Records. www.myspace.com/thornafire

Scottish ‘Blood Metallers’ ACHREN have been confirmed to perform at the 2011 Wacken Open Air festival on the Metal Battle stage. The band also filmed their whole Bloodstock Open Air set for release on DVD in January 2011 and their as yet untitled album is now complete and ready for a spring release in time for further Summer Festival appearances. To find out more please check out www.achren.com

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