May 25, 2011

San Antonio’s blackened Death / Thrashers HOD will hit the road with MARDUK, AURA NOIR, BLACK ANVIL and PANZERFAUST as part of the "Seven Bowls Of Wrath" Tour. HOD will join on May 29, 2011 in Montreal and then end their trek with a handful of co-headlining dates with PANZERFAUST. Check out the exact dates here. HOD’s new album "Book Of The Worm" is expected to see the light of day in the coming months. HOD guitarist Carl "Lord Necron" Snyder comments: "Just a couple more days until HOD hits the road with MARDUK, AURA NOIR, BLACK ANVIL and PANZERFAUST! We look forward to all the new places we will be playing. Make sure to get to the shows early because everyone of these bands will destroy. A lot of new material will be unleashed so be ready to hear a lot of new material from the upcoming "Book Of The Worm" album."

On June 02, 2011, Chilean Death Metallers THORNAFIRE will be supporting SLAYER when the Thrash titans bring their World Painted Blood Tour to South America. Understandably, the band is marking this occasion as a huge moment in their career as guitarist Victor Mac-Namara reflects in the following statement: "We are very happy as musicians and fans to be part in the scenario of a SLAYER concert, and opening for them in our city.The truth is that I don’t have many words to talk about it, I can only say that we will unleash our fury and vibe on stage with our sharp axes and drums to evoke the somber cry of death. In short, we hope to leave the stage like shit, but leave at least the electrical system working for SLAYER to finally crush this masochistic audience with their classic tyranny." THORNAFIRE is currently working hard on the anticipated follow up to 2009’s "Vorex Deconstrucción" album. In a previously released statement regarding the forthcoming album, Mac-Namara commented: "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."

SINISTER had to cancel their appearance at Mexico’s Metal In The Forest Festival, because some members aren’t able to leave their work. This would have been the last show in the current line-up from SINISTER as guitarist Alex Paul, drummer Edwin van den Eeden and bassist Joost van der Graaf have left the band. Vocalist Aad Kloosterwaard, now the only remaining band member, comments: "But don’t be afraid, the band will go on with a new line-up … and will let the SINISTER flame burn for some more years to come."

On July 01 (G/A/S) / July 04 (Europe) Metal Blade Records will release a CD + DVD package by BITCH. The CD includes the "Be My Slave" album and the "Damnation Alley" mini-LP, both being remastered. There will be an exclusive bonus track on the CD, ‘Let’s Go’, which has never been released before. The bonus-DVD includes ancient footage from the early and mid 80s. All sorts of live clips recorded at various American shows. The DVD also includes the entire show BITCH just played in April this year at the prestigious Keep It True Festival in Germany, filmed with multiple cameras. More info at or

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