March 02, 2011

MASTER‘s 2011 U.S. tour, which was scheduled to begin March 1st in Frederick, MD has not begun as planned. Upon arrival, the drummer and guitarist, both Czech nationals, were turned away at the U.S. border. No official statement from MASTER has been released to the public at this time.

"Trivmvirat", the follow-up MCD to 2009’s full length "Conquering The Black Horde" by Mexico’s WARFIELD, includes three new non-album tracks, three bonus live cuts and a bonus rehearsal cut. It will be released on March 25, 2011 through Chaos Records. Track listing: ‘The Initiate’, ‘Divinity’, ‘Trinity’, ‘Vomit On The Cross’ (live), ‘Satanic Legislation’ (live), ‘Wolf Chakal’ (live) and ‘Pestilencia’ (rehearsal). More info at www.myspace.com/warfield666

INFESTUS‘ forthcoming third album "E x | I s t" was mastered at Necromorbus Studio and features 7 tracks. The front cover drawing was executed by French artist Eric Lacombe. Tracklisting is as follows: ‘Akoasma’, ‘Down Spiral Depersonification’, ‘Darkness Blazing In The Flame Of Fire’, ‘Torn Observer’, ‘Mirror Mind Reality’, ‘Der Blick Hinaus’ and ‘Descend Direction Void’. The album will be available on CD on May 16 (May 17 in North America) and can already be pre-ordered via the label’s webshop at www.eitrin.com. Customers who avail of the pre-order option will qualify for free postage worldwide. More band info at www.infestus.com. In related news, Eric Lacombe is exhibiting his work in Paris from March 03 until March 19, 2011 at the Galerie Lazarew. Entrance is free.

San Diego’s brutal Death Metallers PATHOLOGY have announced their first European tour opening for OBITUARY and GRAVE this Spring. "The new line-up is getting along great and we’re killing it on stage, so I’m very happy with things currently", explains drummer Dave Astor. "2011 is looking like a great year for Pathology. We’re very thrilled to be touring with Obituary and Grave in Europe. Both bands are a big influence and a cornerstone of Death Metal. We couldn’t have picked a better roster for our first time in Europe. We’re very excited." The tourdates you’ll find here, all further Pathology info at www.myspace.com/pathologydm

SEPTICFLESH will perform a headliner show at the Chaulnes Metal Fest in France on April 23, 2011. This show will be very special as all original members of the band will be on stage. That means that Sotiris Anunnaki V. (guitars / melodic vocals) will play in France for the first time in 12 years. The man’s live appearances are very rare due to obligations in Greece and this will be one of the few exceptions to the rule. Sotiris comments: "At last, after 12 long years of absence from the stages of France, I have the great pleasure to announce that I will soon come back, for a special SEPTICFLESH headlining show on Chaulnes Metal Fest. So join me and the other SEPTICFLESH members, on Saturday, April 23rd for a Mass of Death where we will perform the new psalms, but also some favourite old material that was handpicked by our fans specifically for this occasion!" The band’s new album "The Great Mass" is scheduled for an April 18, 2011 release.

OMISION from Tijuana B.C. Mexico will finally release their debut full length "In The Shadow Of The Cross" on March 25, 2011. The band has been around since 1993, founded by Heriberto Perez (rhythm guitar / vocals), and was already going through several line-up changes. Since 2000 they have released 3 CDR demos ("Pile-Up In The Morgue" – 2006, "Utopia Of Chaos" – 2007 and "Pray" – 2009) and shared the stages with bands like Incantation, Demilich, Usurper, Rigor Mortis, Coffin Texts, Hacavitz, Avenger of Blood, Estuary and others. During 2010 OMISION reached a record release agreement with Sydney, Australia based Asphyxiate Recordings, to produce and release their first full length album and in July 2010 they entered M&L Studio in Tijuana Baja California, México to finally begin tracking it. But a sudden turn in events lead Asphyxiate to close its doors. Now OMISION have found their home with México based Chaos Records. Here’s the complete tracklisting: ‘In The Shadow Of The Cross’, ‘Your God’, ‘Won’t Be Saved’, ‘Assault In The Vatican’, ‘Beyond The Burning Gates’, ‘Pray’, ‘No Idols’, ‘Fallen Angels’, ‘Seeking The Holy Throne’, ‘The Downfall’ and ‘For Those Far Away’. The cover artwork was created by Arthur Axegrinder (ZOMBIEFICATION). All further info you may find at www.myspace.com/omisionmx

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