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SYN:DROM Hard At Work On Sophomore Album

Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM are currently writing material for their sophomore album for a 2012 release via ViciSolum Productions. According to the band, the forthcoming CD will contain "the most powerful and aggressive material" the group has ever created. A four-and-a-half-minute video clip containing behind-the-scenes footage from the pre-production sessions for the new album can ...

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THE WRETCHED END Preparing To Record New Album

THE WRETCHED END the Norway-based band featuring guitarist Samoth (EMPEROR, ZYKLON) and bassist Cosmo (MINDGRINDER) alongside Swedish drummer Nils Fjellstrm (DARK FUNERAL, IN BATTLE, AEON) is preparing to enter Strand Studio in Oslo begin recording its sophomore album, tentatively titled "Inroads", for an early 2012 release via Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records. Songtitles set to appear ...

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The Third Aeon - BLACK OATH

Italy's BLACK OATH must have read with strict attentiveness the instructions for making deep, mournful, and long traditional doom metal songs and then put its collective heart and soul into the effort, which is manifested in full-length debut "The Third Aeon". That studious approach combined with a conveyance of bleakness that cannot be taught and ...

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Deathstar Rising - BEFORE THE DAWN

Is this really BEFORE THE DAWN's sixth full-length album? It makes one wonder how the sound of the Finnish "dark metal" band has developed leading up to "Deathstar Rising", since the music on it is tried, true, and polished melodic death metal that doesn't move outside of the box, much less bounce off any of ...

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Former BEHEMOTH/VADER Bassist Joins AGAINST THE PLAGUES

Chicago-based multinational extreme act AGAINST THE PLAGUES has parted ways with guitarist Wojtek Lisicki (LOST HORIZON, LUCIFERION) and has recruited bassist Marcin "Novy" Nowak (BEHEMOTH, VADER, ROAD'S END). The band is currently recording its sophomore album as a four-piece consisting of the following musicians: * Varyen Chylinski (FOREST OF IMPALED, DAMNATION) - Drums * Marco ...

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ENTOMBED: Valencia Footage Available

Video footage of Swedish metallers ENTOMBED performing on April 12, 2011 in Valencia, Spain can be viewed below. The current lineup of ENTOMBED features bassist Victor Brandt (TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, AEON, SATYRICON) and second guitarist Nico Elgstrand (who previously played bass for the group). ENTOMBED performed as a five-piece for the first time in years ...

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