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LEGION OF THE DAMNED Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Dutch thrashers LEGION OF THE DAMNED have inked a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. Commented the band: "We are absolutely thrilled to announce LEGION OF THE DAMNED has signed a deal with Napalm Records, a very important and exciting moment for LEGION OF THE DAMNED. "It was certainly not an easy decision to leave our ...

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HYPOCRISY: Australian Tour Canceled

Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY have been forced to cancel their previously announced Australian tour. Commented HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren: "[The promoter] hasn't yet provided us with flights or working visa for this tour and we're forced to leave next Monday, January 14. We have asked time after time after time, and even put up a ...

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KAMPFAR: 'We Need The Time To Create Art Again Now'

Norwegian old-school black metallers KAMPFAR have issued the following update: "2013 will be in the name of creating new art for KAMPFAR. Only a very few festival shows will be happening, We already now turned down around eight festival offers for 2013. But we will return with the banner higher than ever in 2014. We ...

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AMORPHIS: Performance Footage Of New Song, Video Interview With TOMI JOUTSEN Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS performing a brand new song — tentatively titled "Mehtä" (English-language translation: "The Forest") — on December 14 at Klubi in Turku, Finland can be seen below. Also available is a new two-part video interview with AMORPHIS vocalist Tomi Joutsen conducted by Marine Crepiat of

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DYING HUMANITY: 'Abused' Video Released

"Abused", the new video from German melodic death metallers DYING HUMANITY, can be seen below. The clip was produced by Ambitious Films (EVOCATION, POWERWOLF, TERROR). "Abused" comes off DYING HUMANITY's third album, "Living On The Razor's Edge", which was released last year via Bastardized Recordings. According to a press release, "Living On The Razor's Edge" ...

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HYPOCRISY: New Album Title Revealed

Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY are putting the finishing touches on their new album, "End Of Disclosure", for a late March release via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented HYPOCRISY leader Peter Tägtgren: "We're still in the studio working hard to finalize the album. Horgh just layed down the drums, and let me tell you, it sounds awesome!!! ...

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LEGION OF THE DAMNED Announces New Session Guitarist

Dutch thrashers LEGION OF THE DAMNED have announced the addition of session guitarist Hein Willekens to the group's ranks. Commented LEGION OF THE DAMNED frontman Maurice Swinkels: "Ever since we started as LEGION OF THE DAMNED with the four of us, we felt this was the best way to continue our journey. Now and then ...

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BLOODBOUND: New Audio Interview With TOMAS OLSSON

On December 15, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with guitarist Tomas Olsson of Swedish melodic metallers BLOODBOUND. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. BLOODBOUND's fifth full-length album, "In The Name Of Metal", was released on November 7 via AFM Records, The effort was recorded with producer Jonas ...

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MORTAD Begins Recording New Album

London, England-based, female-fronted metallers MORTAD are currently recording their sophomore album for a 2013 release. A short video message from the band's lead singer, Somi Arian, filmed at an airport before she made her way to Germany to lay down the vocals on the new MORTAD CD, can be seen below. MORTAD's "The Voice" video ...

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ZONARIA Parts Ways With Guitarist, Drummer

Swedish death/black metallers ZONARIA have parted ways with drummer Emanuel "Cebbe" Isaksson and guitarist Emil Nystöm. Comments Emil: "So it's time for me to take a break. I've been at this for the better part of 10 years. Through ZONARIA I've learned to know some great friends for life. I've just come to that point ...

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LOCK UP Announces European Tour

International grindcore "supergroup" LOCK UP — featuring Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES, DISFEAR), Anton Reisenegger (PENTAGRAM, CRIMINAL), Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA, VENOMOUS CONCEPT) and Nick Barker (CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR) — will embark on a brief European club tour in Febuary 2013 in support of their latest album, "Necropolis Transparent", out now on ...

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SEPTICFLESH: New Video Interview With CHRISTOS ANTONIOU

Char Tupper of MetalTitans.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist Christos Antoniou of Greek extreme metallers SEPTICFLESH. You can now watch the chat below. Season Of Mist will re-release the first five album from re Greek extreme metallers SEPTICFLESH: "Mystic Places Of Dawn" (1994), "Esoptron" (1994), "Ophidian Wheel" (1997), "A Fallen Temple" (1998) and "Revolution ...

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BLOODBOUND: 'In The Name Of Metal' Video Released

"In The Name Of Metal", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers BLOODBOUND, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's fifth full-length album, "In The Name Of Metal", which will be released on November 7 via AFM Records, The effort was recorded with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, SONIC ...

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Denmark's ESSENCE Lands Deal With NOISEART RECORDS

Danish thrashers ESSENCE have landed a deal with NoiseArt Records. The band was awarded the deal as part of a contest launched by the Austrian management and booking company Rock The Nation. This unique competition was presented and promoted by several leading European metal magazines, including Noizeletter, Metalnews.de, Stormbringer.at and Rock Hard Italy. The Rock ...

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SEPTICFLESH Catalog To Be Reissued

Season Of Mist will re-release the first five album from Greek extreme metallers SEPTICFLESH: "Mystic Places Of Dawn" (1994), "Esoptron" (1994), "Ophidian Wheel" (1997), "A Fallen Temple" (1998) and "Revolution DNA" (1999). Each reissue will come as a digipak with brand new cover artwork designed by Seth Siro Anton and bonus material. A vinyl edition ...

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LAETHORA: 'The Sightless' Video Released

"The Sightless", the new video from LAETHORA, the Swedish death/grind band featuring DARK TRANQUILLITY guitarist Niklas Sundin, can be seen below. The song comes off the group's second album, "The Light In Which We All Burn", which came out in May 2010 via The End Records. The video was created by Sundin, who comments: "Releasing ...

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BLOODBOUND: 'Metalheads Unite' Lyric Video Released

Swedish melodic metallers BLOODBOUND will release their fifth full-length CD, "In The Name Of Metal", on November 7 via AFM Records, The effort was recorded with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, SONIC SYNDICATE, HYPOCRISY, CENTINEX, CARNAL FORGE). According to the band, "This is BY FAR the best album we've done!" "In The Name Of Metal" ...

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AMORPHIS: Third Studio Webisode Available

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their as-yet-untitled 11th album for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" are being handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with such ...

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BLOODBOUND To Release 'In The Name Of Metal' In November

Swedish melodic metallers BLOODBOUND will release their fifth full-length CD, "In The Name Of Metal", on November 7 via AFM Records, The effort was recorded with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, SONIC SYNDICATE, HYPOCRISY, CENTINEX, CARNAL FORGE). According to the band, "This is BY FAR the best album we've done!" "In The Name Of Metal" ...

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AMORPHIS: Second Studio Webisode Available

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their as-yet-untitled 11th album for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" are being handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with such ...

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PETER TÄGTGREN Talks PAIN, HYPOCRISY In New Audio Interview

Kalle-Rock.de conducted an interview with PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren on July 13 at the Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. PAIN, MOONSPELL, SWALLOW THE SUN and LAKE OF TEARS will join forces for the "Into Darkness Tour 2012" in November. PAIN's ...

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LOCK UP: New Video Interview Posted Online

Brazil's "Stay Heavy" show conducted an interview with LOCK UP guitarist Anton Reisenegger at this year's edition of the Tuska open-air metal festival, which was held June 29 - July 1 in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. LOCK UP bassist Shane Embury (also of NAPALM DEATH) was unable to make the ...

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AMORPHIS: First Studio Webisode Available

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their as-yet-untitled 11th album for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" are being handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with such ...

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DEGRADEAD Announces New Drummer

Stockholm, Sweden-based melodic death metallers DEGRADEAD have announced the addition of drummer Amit Mohla (RAID) to the group's ranks. Commented Mohla: "It's really an honor to share thoughts, rehearsal studio, stage, friendship and the world with a band that I've heard so much about in the Swedish rock scene. "Being a band member in DEGRADEAD ...

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ZONARIA: 'Silent Holocaust' Video Released

"Silent Holocaust", the new video from Swedish death/black metallers ZONARIA, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Jakob Arevärn (MOBY, CARNAL FORGE, ADEPT, TRISTANIA, DRACONIA, DEAD BY APRIL) and was filmed 35 kilometers from the band's hometown of Umeå. Commented ZONARIA guitarist Emil Nyström: "We've been looking forward to working with Jakob for ...

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SERJ TANKIAN: 'I Wasn't Able To Express Myself As A Composer As Much' In SYSTEM OF A DOWN

KCET's Artbound recently spoke to singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian for its "Where I'm From" series, which aims to delve into the cultural landscape of Southern California through in-depth interviews with musicians, artists, and other culture creators, exploring the role that their environment plays, or played, in their creative ...

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AMORPHIS Guitarist Discusses Upcoming Album

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS will enter the studio in September to record their as-yet-untitled 11th album for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" will be handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with ...

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