DISFEAR: Long Time Member and Bass Player Henrik Frykman Passes Away

March 31st, 2011
by EvilG

Henrik Frykman Passes Away

DISFEAR bass player and long time member Henrik Frykman has passed away after a long battle with cancer. The band, Björn Pettersson, Marcus Andersson, Ulf Cederlund and Tomas Lindberg, has issued the following statement: “It is with heavy hearts we inform you that on Friday the 25th of March Henrik Frykman passed away in his home after a long battle with cancer. Henrik will be greatly missed by family and friends.”
Frykman joined ANTI-BOFORS in 1990 and in 1991 the band underwent a name change to DISFEAR. The band has morphed and evolved over the past 20 years into an internationally recognized and respected band. DISFEAR has toured the world over and released a number of acclaimed full-length albums including 2008’s Live The Storm.

Updated DISFEAR news / information will be made available via the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com, the DISFEAR MySpace: www.MySpace.com/DISFEAR and Facebook.

 

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October Tide – Devilstone Open Air + summer shows

March 30th, 2011
by EvilG

Swedish doomers OCTOBER TIDE (featuring ex-KATATONIA guitarist Fredrik Norrman) are confirmed for the Devilstone Open Air in Anyksciai, Lithuania, on July 15th 2011.

Other bands scheduled to appear includes BENEDICTION, IN MOURNING, ONDSKAPT, FORGOTTEN TOMB and OBTEST among others.

 

Check the official festival site and video trailer for further info.

 

Website : www.devilstone.net

Video : www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCTGZOczwHc

 

Here are all – so far – confirmed OCTOBER TIDE shows for 2011.

 

10.06 2011 GER – Bad Oeynhausen – Black Sabbath

11.06 2011 GER – Hamburg – Embankment Party

12.06 2011 GER – Leipzig – Wave Gotik Treffen

15.07 2011 LITH – Anyksciai – Devilstone Open Air

 

“Blackness Devours Deutschland” tour poster.

Powered by LEGACY MAGAZINE and METAL.DE WEBMAG.

 

Formed in 1995 by then KATATONIA guitarist Fredrik Norrman and KATATONIA/BLOODBATH vocalist Jonas Renkse OCTOBER TIDE quickly made a mark with two albums recorded and released during the years 1997 and 1999.

 

Their latest album “A Thin Shell” was released in September 2010 through Candlelight Records.

 

Recorded at Black Lounge studios with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY) and featuring artwork by Travis Smith (OPETH, TESTAMENT etc) “A Thin Shell” delivers what fans have anxiously awaited from this treasured band. Seven doom-laden and emotive songs that are every bit as heavy as they are catchy fill the impressive recording that officially closes the band’s self-imposed, decade-long hiatus.

 

OCTOBER TIDE line-up :

 

Fredrik Norrman – guitars (ex-KATATONIA)

Tobias Netzell – vocals (IN MOURNING)

Robin Bergh – drums (AMARAN)

Emil Alstermark – guitars (MANDYLON)

Pierre Stam – bass (IN MOURNING)

 

October Tide @ the net : www.octobertide.net
October Tide @ MySpace : www.myspace.com/octobertideband
October Tide @ Facebook : www.facebook.com/pages/October-Tide/6123636025

 

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MOON (Australia) signs with MORIBUND, release date set

March 30th, 2011
by EvilG

Today, MORIBUND RECORDS announces the signing of Australia’s MOON, dark occult black metal from one Miasmyr. The band’s first release for MORIBUND shall be Caduceus Chalice, set for release on June 28th. MOON’s Caduceus Chalice pervades a hypnotic sense of obscure mysticism within a dark ambience of distorted screams, cavernous echoes and entrancing pulse. Ceremonial Magick, invocations of spirits, glorifications of darkness, underworld realms and apocalyptic apparitions are the basis for this astral visionary experience. Breeding the unlife in archaic worlds, MOON is an ode to darkness and its spirit.

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GRAVEYARD: Spanish Death Metallers To Release EP Via Pulverised Records

March 30th, 2011
by EvilG

Singapore-based Pulverised Records is pleased to announce the release of The Altar Of Sculpted Skulls, the brand new EP from Spanish death metal squadron, GRAVEYARD. The Altar Of Scultped Skulls, which offers up four new tracks and two re-recorded tunes, and was produced by guitarist J. Bastard with the entire effort recorded, mixed and mastered at Moontower Studios. In addition, the disc features the ultra detailed and wholly grim horror art from famed illustrator Matt Carr of Putrid Gore Art (Autopsy, Impetigo, Hooded Menace). Check it out HERE.

 

The Altar Of Sculpted Skulls Track Listing:

1. The Altar Of Sculpted Skulls

2. An Epitaph Written In Blood

3. Deathcrowned

4. Cult Of The Shadows

5. Howl Of The Black Death (originally featured on 7″ Split w/ Terrorist)

6. Ritual (originally featured on the Into The Mausoleum EP)

 

GRAVEYARD was formed in 2007 and has since released the Into The Mausoleum EP and One With The Dead full-length debut. The band churn a filthy strain of death metal in the vein of Entombed, Autopsy, Bolt Thrower and Asphyx. An official release date to be announced in the coming weeks.

 

GRAVEYARD:

Julkan – Vocals, Bass

J. Bastard – Guitars

Sbe – Guitars

Gusi – Drums

 

http://www.graveyardofdoom.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Graveyard/161078517258016

http://www.myspace.com/graveyardofdoom

http://www.pulverised.net

 

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MORBID ANGEL Unveil New Album, Single Artwork

March 30th, 2011
by EvilG
MORBID ANGEL - Illud Divinum Insanus

MORBID ANGEL - Illud Divinum Insanus

French label Season Of Mist will release the new studio album from Florida extreme metallers MORBID ANGEL, entitled Illud Divinum Insanus, on June 6th internationally, June 7th in North America. The album will be released in Japan via JVC (date TBA).

Illud Divinum Insanus is the band’s eighth studio album, and the first since legendary frontman David Vincent rejoined the fold. Below is the cover artwork of this new opus, designed by Gustavo Sazes:

The artist stated: “To create this cover we worked from several references, ideas, elements, and I would say a ”world” of options and paths. After a long brainstorming period and some [good and bad] ideas left behind we came up with the concept of this organic surreal insane being; a fallen God or a weird mirror image of our own madness. It is a different Morbid Angel cover for sure, but I think that’s how Morbid Angel is… Deviant and different on each new release. They never repeat themselves. They are always pushing the boundaries and setting new standards. I’m really proud of the final results and hope the fans appreciate my work, while listening to the new album!”

Season Of Mist will release a single, ‘Nevermore’, on May 16th as 7” collectors edition vinyl and digital download. The B-side is an exclusive version of new song, ‘Destructos VS The Earth’, remixed by COMBICHRIST.

“Of all the remixes I’ve been asked to do I never expected one of the world’s most notorious death metal bands to have an interest in hearing their music on the dance floor”, Combichrist mainman Andy LaPlegua comments. “However, ‘Destructos’ is one of those tracks that are so versatile that it could have been recorded as a folk song and it would still sound amazing. I’m honored to be a part of this project and am excited to see how the Morbid Angel fans react to this unusual new direction.”

The cover artwork for the single was designed by French artists Valnoir and Fursy Teyssier for Metastazis. Check it out below:

Morbid Amgel - Nevermore (single)

Morbid Amgel - Nevermore (single)

As previously reported, Illud Divinum Insanus will include ten songs, at least three of which stretch the boundaries of what is conventional Morbid territory.

Morbid Angel’s ninth album begins with the letter I, keeping with the band’s tradition of naming their albums in alphabetical order beginning with 1989’s Altars Of Madness through 2003’s Heretic. The album was tracked at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with engineer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL; former Morbid Angel guitarist).

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NEW YORK BLACK/THRASH BAND OV DUST PREVIEWS ENTIRE ALBUM ONLINE

March 30th, 2011
by EvilG

New York band Ov Dust have posted a preview of their entire debut release ‘Resurrection of an American Heretic’.
Following the release of two full tracks (‘Final Act’ & ‘Duality of Light’), the band has posted another full track, ‘Dreams Turned Rancid’, along with previews of all remaining songs.

All are available now for streaming on the bands website at the following address:
http://www.ovdust.com/audio/index.shtml

Resurrection of an American Heretic
Track Listing:
1. Final Act
2. Eternal Return
3. As the Crow Flies
4. Duality Of Light
5. King Rat: Affirmation of the Ignoble
6. LXVI: Matanza de Tiburon
7. Black Decay
8. Dreams Turned Rancid
9. Dethroned Emperor

Resurrection of an American Heretic is the band’s first full length release. The record
is comprised of nine tracks spanning more than 50 minutes and illustrates
the bands talent for mixing elements of black metal with old school thrash
creating a distinctive brand of extreme metal.

Formed in early 2008 Ov Dust firmly stepped away from the embittered mainstream,
straddling the line between the underground and misunderstood, creating the grinding
music of inherent dissension. With the release of the debut album, the unmistakable
sounds of incendiary heresy, initially indistinguishable from the rustling of leaves
across the autumn floor, now roar with unabated yearning and intent,
signaling the resurrection of an American heretic.

Booking Inquiries contact: booking@ovdust.com

info:
www.ovdust.com
facebook.com/ovdust
myspace.com/ovdust

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NUCLEAR BLAST OFFERS FREE ONLINE SAMPLER & DROID APP

March 30th, 2011
by EvilG

The Nuclear Blast family on Facebook keeps growing and growing, and that’s why we want to thank YOU for your support by offering all our Facebook fans an EXCLUSIVE and FREE DOWNLOAD sampler with 15 songs!

 

If you are registered with Facebook, just go to our page, www.facebook.com/NUCLEARBLASTUSA and “Like” it to become our new family member.  Afterwards, you’ll find the link for our FREE NB digital download sampler.  Plus, you’ll get the latest news about all Nuclear Blast artists in your news feed.

 

If you’re not a Facebook member, you can still visit our Facebook page and catch up on the latest band news on our wall.

 

A free Nuclear Blast app for Android smart phones is now available (in addition to a free app for iPhones & iPod Touch) at this location.

 

Visit NUCLEAR BLAST online:
www.facebook.com/NUCLEARBLASTUSA
www.myspace.com/NUCLEARBLASTUSA
www.youtube.com/NUCLEARBLASTUSA
and Twitter.  Be sure to stop by our online webshop, too!

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CANNIBAL CORPSE’S PAT O’BRIEN WILL STEP IN AS SLAYER’S GUEST GUITARIST

March 30th, 2011
by EvilG
Cannibal Corpse's Pat O'brien

Cannibal Corpse's Pat O'brien

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 30, 2011 — Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien will fill in for Exodus’ Gary Holt when Holt leaves the Slayer European tour to play with his own band Exodus at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile on April 4.  Holt has been filling in for Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman since the tour kicked off February 26 in Australia.

Holt’s last show with Slayer will be April 4 in Padova, Italy; O’Brien will join the band for the April 6 show in Croatia, and will finish the European dates with Slayer that wrap up on April 14 in Holland.

Hanneman has amazed his doctors with his speedy recovery from an infection thought to have been caused by a spider bite.  Following surgery on his right arm, he continues his physical therapy and has already been practicing with his guitar.

Remaining dates for Slayer’s European tour are as follows:

MARCH
28    La Rivera, Madrid, Spain  (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
29    Coliseum, La Coruna, Spain  (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
30    Pavilhao Atlantico, Lisbon, Spain  (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)

APRIL
1    St. Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain  (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
3    Rome Atlantico, Rome, Italy  (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
4    Gran Teatro, Padova, Italy  (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
6    Zagreb Arena, Zagreb, Crotia  (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
7    Gasometer, Vienna, Austria   (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
8    Arena Budapest, Budapest, Hungary  (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
10    Prague O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic  (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
11    Lodz Sportshall, Lodz, Poland  (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
13    Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzgerland  (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
14    Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, Holland (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)

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NETHER REGIONS’ ‘Into The Breach’ Streaming on The Obelisk

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG

Portland, OR stoner doom behemoths NETHER REGIONS recently released their debut full-length, Into the Breach. Heaviest ov heavy music portals The Obelisk, is currently streaming the album in full on its front page – take a listen here:

The record was recorded with Mike Lastra and Mark Ellsworth at Smegmatone in Portland, OR, and features a solid dose of fuzzed-out rock’n’groove for fans of High on Fire, Motorhead, and cheap bourbon. According to Hellride, “In addition to it’s massive sound, Joe’s vocals and the epic arrangements, Nether Regions doesn’t fall into the endless abyss of copycat, cookie cutter bands. They definitely have their own unique territory of sound staked out,” while To Eleven commented, ” Do you like massive, fuzzy riffing? Do you like Lemmy-esque vocal delivery? Yeah me too. Love it, even. Get this.”

 

Metal Psalter raved, “Standouts include “Blood Ritual”, “Your Name is Madness” and “Outrun the Sun”, but ingested as a whole there is no bitter pill to swallow here. Nether Regions might be well beyond the river Styx, but this brand of metal is right along the edges of the here and now and can be consumed in large, hungry doses. Enjoy the feast. ”

 

*Review copies/promo links of the record are available, and the band is always down for interviews. Get in touch!*

 

 

NETHER REGIONS is:

 

Joe Wickstrom-Bass, Vocals

Kyle Bates- Guitar

Todd Pidcock-Guitar

Ryan Moore -Drums

 

BAND BIO:

 

Everyone knows that Portland, OR is the new home of the heavy—and few can attest to this with more hindsight than Joe Wickstrom. As bassist/vocalist of Nether Regions, the man shares his disillusionment with the failures of mankind on this pale blue dot based purely on decades of raw personal experience that have brought him “into the breach” more than once. He’s been shot and stabbed for crying out loud—yet here is the brand new album from this real life Terminator.

 

Nether Regions (synonymous for both the lands beyond the river Styx AND a woman’s private parts) is a successor to Wickstrom’s previous (sober) stoner-oriented act Ditchliquor. Riffs are king here, ably provided by guitarist Kyle Bates—a true future star of Portland metal. While Wickstrom’s roots trail back to the 1990’s Satyricon club scene, Kyle is an eighteen year-old former student of Wickstrom’s. Now in more of a mentor-and-muse partnership, the two are bringing a four-fisted multigenerational approach to dirge-metal.

Wickstrom’s vocals have that hoarse, world-weariness that Lemmy and Matt Pike perfected. The riffs are part rolling thunder, part space age Cosmicism, and occasionally Eastern-tinged. Bate’s solos are particularly scorching, especially when one considers how wet behind the ears he ought to be. While Wickstrom nods at NWOBHM, Bates prods at post-rock. Influences in the middle ground are as disparate as Sonic Youth, Joy Division and all eras of black metal. In the final assay, these are garagantuan riff-metal outings that infuse Black Sabbath and Neurosis-style heaviness with a love of Beatles-inspired SONGWRITING. There’s no hanging on the hooks of a certain guitar tone or an air-brushed monster on the album cover. These tunes each possess an identity, a carefully considered arrangement, and a sense of timeless confidence.

 

In a day an age when other local stalwarts Red Fang, Rabbits, and YOB are enjoying international acclaim, it’s time for the next tier of Portland metal standard-bearers to ascend. Whether you take note or not, Wickstrom will forge ahead because that’s what badass motherfuckers do. As he’s wont to say, “Everything is bullshit” anyway. – NATHAN CARSON

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DEVILSTONE Open Air: the third revelation

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG

DEVILSTONE Open Air NEWS.

Last festival news is provided in the press release below. It is also
attached in a blank page with some promo material if you find it more
convenient. You are welcome to use it with no restrictions.

PRESS RELEASE
March 30, 2011
Vilnius, Lithuania
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Devilstone open air: the third revelation!

Rapidly booming heavy music festival will hit the ground for the third
time fortifying its positions as imperishable! This midsummer, 15 – 17
July, the spellbinding and God’s forgotten Lithuanian corner called
Anyksciai offers you the maddening hard atmosphere, live and high quality
metal music, and refreshing streams of Sventoji that brims over entire
weekend!

The organizers oblige featuring over twenty bands encompassing best local
performers and exceptionally selected artists from European extreme music
scene. To add up to festival’s credit, Lithuanian ground will be honored
by the feet of English death metal veterans BENEDICTION. Eagerly awaited
over two decades legendary dark prophets resurrect the buried hopes of
their fans and bring long-polished and never forsaken hellish live
performances to the highlights of Devilstone Open Air.

For hell not to break loose Northern winds shall be invoked. Storming in
with refreshingly modern sounds and moods whilst maintaining professional
quality are Norwegians SUSPERIA playing melodic black/thrash metal and
Swedish IN MOURNING with their progressive death keynotes. The gloomy
shadows will descend to mystic depths and enter the abyss with blackest
screams in blending melodic tunes, lyrics, and voices preached by French
genius ALCEST and his spectacular atmospheric metal.

A local spice to your experience is provided by the legends of pagan
spirit OBTEST and incredibly perspective death metal youngsters PARALYTIC.
More detailed cast will be confirmed closer to date.

For those metal heads who burst with energy even after entire day of live
performances the night-time Rocktheque program is offered. Time until dawn
is devoted to 1960-1989 rock music aiming to resurrect of the forlorn good
old Woodstock spirit.

Be sure to bring your friends and try out the miscellany including
volleyball tournament, tea tasting, MC growl fight, photo contest,
creative workshop, football match, as well as many more. And do not forget
to pay homage to the natural and cultural heritage in Anyksciai area as it
is always full of surprises, inspiring scenery, and life-time experiences.

Standard ticket price is 20 Euro and great discounts available for groups.
Find out more at www.devilstone.net.

Information for bands

Devilstone Open Air still has several available slots and is seeking a
professionally minded, strong skilled and quality-guided bands
disregarding metal genre to enrich the festival’s line-up. If this short
list of requirements defines your band and you strive to play in a
prominent metal music festival, contact evilized@devilstone.net providing
following details:
– band’s title
– short description
– links to music and live video
– contacts (e-mail and phone number)

Facts and Roots

– The previous Devilstone Open Air festivals featured worldwide famous
bands including SEPULTURA, MAYHEM, KEEP OF KALESSIN, GRAVE, TANKARD,
SINISTER, CODE to name but few.
– The festival’s title arose from a local legend. It is said that a devil
carried a huge stone aiming to crush Anyksciai’ church. As the dawn broke
a rooster sang scaring the hell out of the devil. Running for the hideout
he threw the stone aside where it lies up to date. One can visit the
landmark titled Puntukas in a meadow of the Anyksciai Regional Park.
– The festival ground is located on the riverside of Sventoji (Lithuanian
word for “The Saint One”) in the valley of Dainuva. The distance to the
town centre is roughly 1 kilometre.

Find out more

– festival trailer is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCTGZOczwHc
– read the bands’ feedback from previous years following this link
http://www.devilstone.net/en/pages/devilstone/feedback2010

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HATE ETERNAL’s album art, track listing, and pre-orders now available for new full-length “Phoenix Amongst the Ashes”

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG

HATE ETERNAL - "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes"

HATE ETERNAL - "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes"

“Phoenix Amongst the Ashes” hits everywhere May 10!

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – March 29, 2011 – The moment death metal fans from around the world have been waiting for is finally here. HATE ETERNAL are back and ready to destroy death metallers with Phoenix Amongst the Ashes, the follow up to their 2008 behemoth Fury & Flames. Albert Mudrian of Decibel Magazine declares that Phoenix Amongst the Ashes is “the best death metal record I’ve heard in FOREVER!” while the folks over at Metal Sucks proclaim that “Phoenix Amongst the Ashes is the moment Erik Rutan’s entire career has been leading towards — it’s heavy, it’s catchy, and it’s innovative. This is the best death metal album of 2011 so far, and other bands are going to have to work pretty hard to top it.”

 

Track listing for Phoenix Amongst the Ashes:

1. Rebirth

2. The Eternal Ruler

3. Thorns of Acacia

4. Haunting Abound

5. The Art of Redemption

6. Phoenix Amongst the Ashes

7. Deathveil

8. Hatesworn

9. Lake Ablaze

10. The Fire of Resurrection

 

HATE ETERNAL recorded their fifth studio album at frontman Erik Rutan’s own Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL with mastering handled by Alan Douches of West West Side. J.J. Hrubovcak has been added as the band’s bassist, alongside the devastating combo of Erik Rutan on guitar and Jade Simonetto on drums.

 

Commented Rutan: “Phoenix Amongst the Ashes is an album that we as a band worked so very hard on to achieve a record of mammoth dynamic proportions. Jade, J.J and I gave everything we had to make a death metal record that would incorporate a balance of speed, heaviness, melody, and pure power. Every song we labored over to have stand out with originality, individuality and unique creativity. We feel we accomplished everything we set out to do with this album and are very proud of the results; we hope you all will agree…”

 

The first single off of Phoenix Amongst the Ashes, “Haunting Abound,” can now be heard on the band’s landing page HERE. Erik Rutan comments on the first single; “Haunting Abound is a song that we feel carries the intensity and the vibe of traditional HATE ETERNAL, yet explores new territory with a certain heaviness that has never been presented before in a HATE ETERNAL song. Infusing more dynamics and expanding our sound whilst retaining the integrity and ferocity that fans expect from us. This is only a small taste of things to come upon listening to Phoenix Amongst The Ashes…”

 

Also available on the landing page are pre-orders.

 

Artwork was once again handled by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Chiodos, The Acacia Strain, Godflesh, Earth Crisis) who has also created cover art for HATE ETERNAL’s I, Monarch, The Perilous Fight (DVD), and Fury & Flames.

 

Follow HATE ETERNAL at the following locations:

http://www.hateeternal.com

http://www.facebook.com/Hate.Eternal

http://twitter.com/haeteternal

http://www.myspace.com/haeteternal

 

 

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DEATH METAL DECAPITATION – Toronto – April 30th

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG

DEATH METAL DECAPITATION – Toronto – April 30th – Hard Luck Bar – Archspire, Insurrection, Wretchedpain, Strings of Ares, Devoured, Accuresd Spawn


Saturday April 30th 2011 @ The Hard Luck Bar
812 Dundas Street W, Toronto ON
http://hardluckbar.com/
6:30 – 19+ – $10

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136333006437096

ARCHSPIRE
http://www.myspace.com/archspire
Intense touring tech/death band from Vancouver, BC that is currently on their “All Shall Align” cross Canada Tour.

“…sweep-picking, hyper-blasting juggernaut [that] destroyed with speed and precision…” – Diffmusic.blogspot.com

“They play progressive, rhythm-switching death metal like seasoned veterans of the industry…” – Noisecreep.com

INSURRECTION
http://www.myspace.com/insurrectionmetal
Ottawa / Hull area death metal veterans INSURRECTION will be returning to Toronto for this great show! “Insurrection brings you the complexity of the human condition wrapped in the fires of intensity and brute force. Pushing the limits set by the previous outing, Insurrection becomes more than the sum of its parts, every track contributing to this merciless new abomination”

WRETCHEDPAIN
http://www.myspace.com/wretchedpain
Initially conceived nearly a decade ago, Wretchedpain pools its heavy talent from lead guitarist Sam Bean of Mithras, The Senseless, and formerly The Berzerker, drummer Kevin Talley of Daath, and formerly Chimaira, Misery Index and Dying Fetus, and bass playerDan Mackie of MDM and Defense Mechanism to fuse elements of death / tech metal, and grind with a heavy groove. Their debut album“Congregation” was mixed and mastered by veteran Chris “Zeuss” Harris, producer of Hatebreed, Chimaira, Whitechapel, and Shadows Fall.

STRINGS OF ARES
http://www.myspace.com/stringsofares

Toronto’s own progressive death metal! String of Ares bring forth thier “Temple to Mars” album released on (Archaic North) as a gateway to the Gods, the cosmos and beyond. A dedication to the ancient Roman god of war, Mars. The album is inspired by the history and myths of ancient Rome and Greece; empires that were bound by their universal worship of the earth, the sky, the stars, the planets, and war.

DEVOURED
http://www.myspace.com/devoured13
Brutal death metal from Oshawa!

ACCURSED SPAWN
http://www.myspace.com/accursedspawn
More brutal death metal from Ottawa! Featuring Adam Pell (Aggressor) and Jeremy Harley who hosts every Tuesday night Hammer Smashed Radio on CKCU 93.1FM

Strings

 

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LOCK UP GUITARIST DISCUSSES PARTICIPATION ON THE NEW DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS ALBUM

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS - Satánico Dramático

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS - Satánico Dramático

Lock Up / Criminal / Pentagram (Chile) guitarist Anton Reisenegger comments on his guest vocal appearance on the track “Bestia De Las Mil Cabezas [Beast Of A Thousand Heads]” on the new DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS album,Satánico Dramático, which is available for FREE download at www.DDLM.net.

“I’ve known Alfonso [Pinzón, DDLM drummer] for ages.  We first met when Criminal played the Rock al Parque festival in Colombia.  His band Agony was fighting it out in the South American underground just like us.  He recently approached me about contributing some vocals to his new project DDLM and I was happy to oblige.  I love their straight-ahead, no-bullshit approach and that they have this authentic South American extreme metal vibe to them.  Appearing on a record next to people like Jeff Walker and Maldito X is a real honor!”

DDLM drummer & founding member Alfonso Pinzón comments on the band’s motivation to offer their album at no cost to fans:

“We are very proud of finally being able to deliver this album to metal fans from all corners of the globe, regardless of their financial situation.  We don’t want your money.  True metal has never been about milking money out of the fans.  If you like the band, we only ask you to download this album and play it as loud as you can!  Metal to the masses!”

Mixed by Roy Z (Rob Halford, Judas Priest, Bruce Dickinson) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Armored Saint), artwork for Satánico Dramático was created by Lucio Hernández, an artist from Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.

The final track listing for the album is as follows:
01. Las Calaveras Del Terror
02. Plague Mass
03. Sigo Siendo El Rey (featuring Tony “Maldito X” Campos of Asesino)
04. Death’s Embrace
05. Fresh Meat For The Grinder (featuring Jeff Walker of Carcass & Brujeria plus Scott Carlson of Repulsion)
06. Here Hell Rises
07. The Fifth Republic (featuring Boris Bonillo of Letum Ascensus)
08. Bestia De Las Mil Cabezas (featuring Anton Reisenegger of Lock Up & Pentagram [Chile])
09. Sigo Vivo (featuring Andrés Giménez of A.N.I.M.A.L.)
10. Satánico Dramático (Instrumental featuring Jonny Coffin of The Deathriders)

Satánico Dramático is the follow-up to 2005’s self-titled Day Of The Dead EP (also mixed by Roy Z) released on Cinismo Records.

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS are:

  • Loana dP Valencia – Vocals
  • Alfonso Pinzon – Drums
  • Andres Jaramillo – Guitars
  • Adrian Villanueva – Guitars
  • Alejandro Corredor – Bass

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BORKNAGAR SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH CENTURY MEDIA

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG

The 28th of March BORKNAGAR signed a 3 album deal with Century Media Records.

BORKNAGAR is currently working on material for a new album, at this point roughly scheduled to be released in early 2012.

Øystein G. Brun comments:

” Well, sometimes life takes slightly unexpected yet great turns! Due to internal business affairs the deal with Indie recordings was mutually terminated by both parties in January 2011. Since then we have been negotiating a possible re-signing with CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS. While you are reading this, Jens F. Ryland and I are at the headquarters of CMR in Dortmund to ink a new deal with our old partners in crime. If feels very good to be back in the fold of the mighty Century family- there is simply no team- no label alike. Thanks to Jens Preuter (head A&R) we have worked out and landed a deal that we are 110% sure will serve the future endeavors of BORKNAGAR in the best possible and most potent way. We share so much history with CMR and we are now preparing to create more musical history for the future to come- together with our friends at the Century family!”

 

Head of A&R at Century Media, Jens Preuter, comments:

“We are very proud to welcome back such a great and highly influential band. Whether you want to call it Black-, Progressive-, Viking-, Folk- or whatever Metal, Borknagar always managed to be just themselves on a unique and high level. I already heard some pre-production demos from the upcoming album and I can tell you it will be not just another masterpiece, but probably the best material they’ve done so far. In case you live near by Dortmund, Germany, you can come by the Die Burg bar on Thursday, March 29 evening and party with Øystein G. Brun, Jens F. Ryland and the Century Media crew.”

 

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MARIONETTE Joins Forces with ZOMBIEKRIG and CIPHER SYSTEM for Exclusive Gothenburg Concert

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG
Swedish metal sextet MARIONETTE has confirmed an exclusive headlining show at Sticky Fingers (Top Floor) in Gothenburg on May 27th.  The concert, presented by Loudfarmer.com, will see MARIONETTE perform its first headline concert in Gothenburg in over a year, giving attendees a chance to experience never before played songs from the bands third album as well as favorites from the Spite and Enemies records.  Completing the bill will be ZOMBIEKRIG – fresh off its Swedish dates with THE HAUNTED – and CIPHER SYSTEM, performing live for the first time in over six years.
Bassist and founding member of MARIONETTE Mikael Medin comments:  “It’s been over a year since we did a proper headlining concert in our hometown Gothenburg.  Since that last show we’ve done a fair amount of touring in Europe and the UK and recorded a new album.  We look forward to having ZOMBIEKRIG and CIPHER SYSTEM join us for this show! Our friends at Loudfarmer.com are running a cool contest worth checking out if you’re looking to snag 2 free tickets to the show and a chance to pass the line.  We look forward to making this night memorable for everyone!”

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