ADRENALINE MOB and Loudwire.com are unveiling the second series of Coverta tracking session videos, this time for the track ‘Barracuda’ (originally performed by Heart). The first new tracking video is available for viewing now at this location. More ‘Barracuda’ tracking sessions are coming soon, so stay tuned to Loudwire.com in the coming weeks. Also, make sure to vote for ADRENALINE MOB in this week’s Loudwire cage match – VOTE NOW. Read the rest of this entry »
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Ohio blackened death metal vets ACHERON will enter the studio next month to begin the recording process for Kult Des Hasses, the follow up to 2009′s The Final Conflict: The Last Days of God. The band has also announced that guitarist Ricktor Ravensbruck (WOLFPACK 44, ELECTRIC HELLFIRE CLUB, WOLFEN SOCIETY) will be a special guest to add some of his lead guitar work to the album.
Band founder Vincent Crowley commented, “Things have been going very well in the ACHERON camp. We plan to hit the studio and start recording on April 12th. We are all very pleased with the songs and know our fans will enjoy ‘Kult Des Hasses. We have also hired artist Timo Wuerz to do the artwork for the new album. I promise all of you that this album is going to be pure old school Satanic underground music! Ave Satanas!” Read the rest of this entry »
Multinational melodic metallers EDEN’S CURSE have released the second episode from their fourth album studio video diaries. Featuring bassist Paul Logue in his home studio in Scotland recording the bass tracks for the brand new album and in particular the new track called “Evil & Divine” which was featured in episode one.
The nine-minute video can be viewed here.
Israel’s very own ORPHANED LAND is in the final stages of recording their long awaited 6th full length album. The name of the new album will be All Is One, and it will see the light of day on June 24th in Europe and June 25th in North America via Century Media Records.
Vocalist Kobi Farhi comments about the new album and the progressive evolution of the band’s music since their last full length, The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR:
“I’ll say it plain and simple – ‘All Is One’ is ORPHANED LAND’s best album so far, I feel that we took all aspects to a new level – the way we write, arrange, play and produce. We recorded the album in 3 countries (Turkey, Sweden & Israel) and it turned out so strong, we can’t stop listening to it. The album is very rich with more than 40 people participating (singer choirs, many violins, and many traditional instruments too). Our secret in the band was always the fact that unlike many other bands, ORPHANED LAND doesn’t follow ONE master mind that writes everything, we work in a way that All Is One. We create our music in a perfect blend of synergy and harmony and all the band members are a part of this process, we translate the album’s title and message exactly in the way we work, and we always hope we could give a bit of an inspiration to the people in the tragic Middle Eastern lands. We have fans all over the Middle East, we live in a place where huge amounts of people who consider themselves to be enemies still share one thing in common, they are all fans of ORPHANED LAND, and in these lands of orphans and bloody holy wars our only weapon is music, and hopefully we will grow to understand that All Is One.” Read the rest of this entry »
Last Chance To Reason Vocalist To Fill In On Tour Now!
(NEW YORK, NY) – THE CONTORTIONIST have announced the departure of their frontman Jonathan Carpenter today with his interim replacement in one fell swoop. Jonathan and his long-time girlfriend will be expecting their first child and Carpenter has made the decision to focus on his personal life. Mike Lessard of LAST CHANCE TO REASON will be taking on vocal duties while the band finds a permanent replacement.
Statements from each of the parties can be found below. Read the rest of this entry »
To commemorate today’s official release of Seven Billion Slaves, the first of three volumes to begin VON’s long-anticipated Dark Gods trilogy, the band is currently streaming the offering in its apocalyptic, malformed entirety. Unleashed via Von Records, Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves was mixed by Andrew Ragin of The Atlas Moth and features nine new blackened movements by the legendary purveyors of audio contamination.
Go forth and suffer at THIS LOCATION.
Multinational heavy metallers RAVEN LORD celebrate their second anniversary. As a birthday present a gift is made to the fans and the supporters in the form of a new song called “Perish” as FREE DOWNLOAD. RAVEN LORD present their very first metal ballad and thank all their friends, fans, press and supporters who gave such a great momentum after the release of their debut album “Descent to the Underworld“. The new song “Perish” can be downloaded here: http://soundcloud.com/
The singer of the band CSABA ZVEKAN comments: “I am thankful to you all who helped us the past few months to achieve such a great success. We want to give something back to our fans so we can all celebrate together. Let’s enjoy our first ballade together with a rather dramatic topic called “Perish”. Thank you so much!” Read the rest of this entry »
BELPHEGOR´s highly anticipated as-of-yet-untitled album has been postponed for a worldwide release sometime in early 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. This will be band’s first album since founding member Helmuth Lehner‘s near death experience (detailed here and here), which caused the band to cancel several tours in 2011/2012.
“Drums, bass and guitars are all tracked. It sounds brutal, more aggressive and more death than what was heard on the last LPs,” commented Lehner. “The soundwall is massive – just as expected. Thanks to Erik Rutan for the extra motivation and forcing us to nail down tight as fukk performances. Furthermore I am set to lay down the vocals in June/ July, the mix down and mastering will be done in September. A tough call, but it was the best for the record to decide to delay the release date again, to unleash the album in early 2014. Be prepared for Diabolical Death Musick!”
Song titles so far include “Gasmask Terror”, “Rex Tremendae Majestatis”, “Take Her, Lucifer!” and “The Inverted Cross”. Keep an eye-out for the in-studio trailer of the rhythm guitar tracking sometime in April!
Austria’s kings of non-repentant supreme death-black metal art, BELPHEGOR, released the first studio report for their as of yet untitled 10th studio album a while back. The trailer provides a glimpse into the recording process which took place at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOATWHORE, HATE ETERNAL). Watch the band tracking the bass and drums here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
BELPHEGOR’s most recent masterpiece Blood Magick Necromance was produced by the legendary Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY) at his Abyss Studios (IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR, HYPOCRISY, DARK FUNERAL etc.) in Pärlby, Sweden and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren. The album was released on January 14th, 2011 in Europe and on February 8th, 2011 in North America.
Belgium’s Black Metal legends ENTHRONED, that will soon be celebrating 20 years of existence, will play live for the first time ever in Poland. After successfully invading UK and Ireland in late February / early March, the band will be back on stage on two selected shows on the Polish soil in Wrocław And Kraków:
ENTHRONED / with Emptiness + support
26.04 – Wroclaw – Club Liverpool
27.04 – Kraków – Club Studencki Kwadrat
The band will be touring in support of their latest full-length album entitled “Obsidium”, released in March 2012 on Agonia Records, and quoted as one the best 2012 metal releases by PopMatters. Premier track off the album is available at this location.
More news on the band: https://www.facebook.com/Frater.Silurian
Houston, Texas dark heavy metal band VENOMOUS MAXIMUS has signed to Napalm Records. The independent record label will issue the band’s critically acclaimed new album Beg Upon the Light for the first time in Europe this summer while the band prepares music for its next full length recording, slated for an early 2014 release. Read the rest of this entry »
Metal Blade artists confirmed: Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, and Aeon
The most extreme tour of the year has returned with its most devastating and anticipated line-up yet. The 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, is now officially slated to run from July 19th through August 24th. It features such heavyweights as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon and two bands TBA. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for official tour dates to be announced.
One of the remaining open slots will be chosen by you, the fans, so be sure to click on the link below to get in your vote now. The voting ends on March 31st, at 11:59PM. VOTE for Metal Blade Records artists Abiotic at: https://www.facebook.com/
Heavy metal legends, PENTAGRAM, will be returning to the road in 2013 in Europe, as well as North America, for select shows and festivals. The band will once again perform at Maryland Death Fest as well as Farmageddon Records Music Festival, Metaldays (Slovakia), Barroselas Metalfest XVI (Portugal), and more. PENTAGRAM’s list of confirmed performances can be found below. Read the rest of this entry »
The wait is over, and one of the premier bands of the American progressive metal movement is back! FATES WARNING are proud to announce that they will enter the studio in April to begin tracking on a new studio album – their first album of new material in nine years, and their first studio release for InsideOut Music.
The U.S. run will launch November 15 in Joliet, IL and wrap December 14 in Seattle, WA. The band’s 11th studio album is set for a fall release, and will feature founding guitarist Jim Matheos, classic lineup members Ray Alder (vocals) and Frank Aresti (guitars), longtime bassist Joey Vera and drummer Bobby Jarzombek. Read the rest of this entry »
Alice Cooper drummer GLEN SOBEL featured on ‘Full On Drums’; authors monthly column for DRUM! Magazine
ALICE COOPER drummer Glen Sobel (whose other credits include Vivian Campbell, Beautiful Creatures, Sixx: A.M., Paul Gilbert and Impellitteri) is the featured guest in the latest episode of “Full On Drums”. Hosted by drummer/engineer Charlie Waymire (SPEAK NO EVIL, JEFF KOLLMAN BAND), “Full On Drums” is an ongoing HD series on playing, recording and mixing drums filmed in Los Angeles, CA at Ultimate Rhythm Studio.
In this episode, in addition to a short interview, Glen solos and also plays along to music he recorded with former Michael Jackson guitarist Jennifer Batten’s for her solo record “Momentum”. The video can be seen at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCf6Evmz2fo
The trolls in FINNTROLL return from the darkest depths of Finland to give us another preview of their upcoming human crusher, Blodsvept! The album will be unleashed upon the world via Century Media Records on March 25th in Europe and April 2nd in North America– prepare for TOTAL domination and listen to the new track, “Mordminnen,” here. Read the rest of this entry »