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AEON Drummer Taking A Break; Replacement Announced

Swedish death metal overlords AEON have issued the following update: "Arttu [Malkki, drums] has decided to take a break from AEON. He and his girlfriend are expecting twins in March and he wants to focus on his family at this point. We have no idea on how long this break will be, but there is ...

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AEON ZEN: 'Divinity' Video Released

"Divinity", the new video from English progressive metallers AEON ZEN, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "Enigma", which will be released January 22, 2013 on Nightmare Records. The CD is described in a press release as "an ambitiously creative and powerful concept album featuring nine continuous tracks showing the ...

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SONS OF AEON: Another New Song Available For Streaming

SONS OF AEON, the new Jyväskylä, Finland-based metal band featuring members of GHOST BRIGADE, SWALLOW THE SUN, CODE FOR SILENCE and ENDSTAND, will release its self-titled debut album via Lifeforce Records on the following dates: January 18, 201: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland + Digital worldwide January 21, 2013: Rest of Europe January 22, 2013: North ...

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AGAINST THE PLAGUES: New EP Available For Streaming

"The Quaternion", the new EP from the Chicago-based multinational extreme act AGAINST THE PLAGUES, which features in its ranks former members of MALEVOLENT CREATION and BEHEMOTH, will be made available digitally on December 21. Physical copies (CDs) will released in special limited-edition packaging in early 2013. Commented AGAINST THE PLAGUES: "After much thought, we have ...

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AEON: New 'Aeons Black' Studio Footage Posted Online

Swedish death metal overlords AEON will release their fourth studio offering, "Aeons Black", on November 20 via Metal Blade Records. The mammoth 15-track effort was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Garageland Studios) and featuring cover art by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin (BATHORY, AT THE GATES, DISSECTION, EMPEROR). ...

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ENTOMBED 'Checking Out Studios' For New Album Recording

Veteran Swedish metallers ENTOMBED are currently "checking out some studios" for recording of their new album, according to a posting on the band's Facebook page. A photo of ENTOMBED at the Soundtrade Studios in Solna, Sweden, taken yesterday (Thursday, November 29), can be seen below. ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid recently underwent "a major operation which ...

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ENTOMBED Guitarist Recovering After Undergoing 'Major Operation'

Guitarist Alex Hellid of Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED is recovering after undergoing "a major operation which thankfully went very well," according to a posting on the band's Facebook page. He is now "looking forward" to continuing to work with the new ENTOMBED album, which is expected sometime next year. Threeman Recordings, which is owned and ...

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AEON: New Song Available For Streaming

Swedish death metal overlords AEON will release their fourth studio offering, "Aeons Black", on November 20 via Metal Blade Records. The mammoth 15-track effort was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Garageland Studios) and featuring cover art by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin (BATHORY, AT THE GATES, DISSECTION, EMPEROR). ...

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AEON To Release 'Engima' In January

English progressive metallers AEON ZEN will release their new album, "Enigma", on January 22, 2013 via Nightmare Records. Produced, mixed and mastered by Rich Hinks, the CD is described in a press release as "an ambitiously creative and powerful concept album featuring nine continuous tracks showing the strengths of the band, as well as two ...

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AEON: First 'Aeons Black' Studio Webisode Available

Swedish death metal overlords AEON will release their fourth studio offering, "Aeons Black", on November 20 via Metal Blade Records. The mammoth 15-track effort was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Garageland Studios) and featuring cover art by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin (BATHORY, AT THE GATES, DISSECTION, EMPEROR). ...

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AEON: 'Aeons Black' Lyric Video Released

Swedish death metal overlords AEON will release their fourth studio offering, "Aeons Black", on November 20 via Metal Blade Records. The mammoth 15-track effort was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Garageland Studios) and featuring cover art by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin (BATHORY, AT THE GATES, DISSECTION, EMPEROR). ...

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AEON: New Album Details Revealed

Swedish death metal overlords AEON have unveiled the details of their fourth studio offering, "Aeons Black". Set to drop on November 20 via Metal Blade Records, the mammoth 15-track effort was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Garageland Studios) and featuring cover art by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin ...

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ENTOMBED: New Video Interview With LARS-GÖRAN PETROV

Nuke TV conducted an interview with vocalist Lars-Göran Petrov of Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED after the band's September 15 concert Nuclear Nightclub in Oulu, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. Threeman Recordings, which is owned and run by members of ENTOMBED, recently launched a new collaboration with Ninetone Records. The first release under ...

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LUNAR PATH Parts Ways With Bassist

Finnish melodic gothic metal/rock band LUNAR PATH have parted ways with bassist Jesse Mäläskä. Commented the group: "We are sad to inform that our bass player, Jesse Mäläskä, has decided to leave the band. The decision was fully understood by both parts and there was absolutely no drama involved. Jesse grew apart from the band ...

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SONS OF SEASONS: 'Bubonic Waltz' Video Released

"Bubonic Waltz", the new video from SONS OF SEASONS, can be seen below. The clip was directed and produced by Maximilian Schwarz. The song comes off the band's sophomore album, "Magnisphyricon", which was released in April 2011 via Napalm Records. SONS OF SEASONS leader Oliver Palotai (also of KAMELOT) previously stated about "Magnisphyricon": "I guess ...

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AEON OF HORUS Begins Recording New Album

Canberra, Australia-based progressive metal outfit AEON OF HORUS has entered The Brain Studios in Sydney with engineer Clayton Segelov to begin recording its sophomore album for a tentative late 2012/early 2013 release. The effort follows the bands acclaimed debut full-length, 2008's "The Embodiment Of Darkness And Light", and the 2011 EP, "Exile". Commented the band: ...

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ANCIENT ASCENDANT: 'Driven By The Dark' Video Released

"Driven By The Dark", the new video from British death metallers ANCIENT ASCENDANT, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new EP, "Into The Dark", which will be released on August 6 through Forepoint Records (via Plastic Head). The CD was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (OPETH, DARK FUNERAL, BLOODBATH, KATATONIA, ...

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THE LEVITATION HEX: Debut Album Out Now

THE LEVITATION HEX, the Australian progressive metal band comprised of former ALCHEMIST frontman Adam Agius, Mark Palfreyman of ALARUM, Ben Hocking of AEON OF HORUS, and ex-ALARUM member Scott Young, has made its self-titled album available for purchase at LevitationHex.net. THE LEVITATION HEX was formed in March 2010 by Agius (vocals, guitars, programming) ...

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SYLENCER: Debut Album Trailer Released

SYLENCER, the Chicago-based act featuring Markus Johansson (lead guitar, lead vocals) and Johnny Rox (bass), has released a trailer for its upcoming debut album, "A Lethal Dose Of Truth". The CD features guest appearances by some of hard rock and heavy metal's brightest stars, including Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER), Rob Caggiano (ANTHRAX, THE DAMNED THINGS), ...

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ALARUM: 'Non-Linear Parallels' Video Released

Australia's progressive/thrash metallers ALARUM have released the video for the song "Non-Linear Parallels", off the bands third album, "Natural Causes", out now through Willowtip Records (USA), Hammerheart (Europe) and Modern Invasion (Australia). Heavily influenced by pioneers CYNIC and ATHEIST, ALARUM is one of the very few bands in today’s metal scene writing jazz-infused, progressive, technical ...

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DAWN OF DEMISE: 'We Drink To Your Demise' Video Released

Danish death metallers DAWN OF DEMISE recently inked a multi-album deal with Unique Leader Records. The band's third full-length CD, "Rejoice In Vengeance", was released on June 17. According to a press release, DAWN OF DEMISE "has always emphasized on heaviness and catchiness and with three successful releases under their belt, their recipe for death ...

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SYN:DROM Completes Recording Sophomore Album

Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM have completed recording their sophomore album at Nevo studios in Sundsvall, Sweden. The mixing sessions for the as-yet-untitled CD will be overseen by bandmembers Roger Bergsten (guitar) and Daniel Mikaelsson (drums) at the same facility in July. A late 2012 release via via ViciSolum Productions is expected. SYN:DROM previously stated that ...

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ANCIENT ASCENDANT To Release 'Into The Dark' In August

British death metallers ANCIENT ASCENDANT will release their new EP, "Into The Dark", on August 6 through Forepoint Records (via Plastic Head). The CD was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (OPETH, DARK FUNERAL, BLOODBATH, KATATONIA, MARDUK). Commented Swanö: "ANCIENT ASCENDANT combines all the right elements from black, death and thrash metal into one lethal ...

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AGAINST THE PLAGUES: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Chicago-based multinational extreme act AGAINST THE PLAGUES has issued the following update: "We are currently wrapping up the production of the new AGAINST THE PLAGUES album. As we are nearing the release, we felt that it was time to reveal the album's title and details. We decided to call this collection 'The Quaternion' since the ...

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ENTOMBED: 'Amok' Single Artwork Unveiled

Stockholm, Sweden-based label Threeman Recordings, which is owned and run by members of ENTOMBED, recently launched a new collaboration with Ninetone Records. The first release under this arrangement will be a single for the re-recorded version of the song "Amok" from ENTOMBED's 2007 album, "Serpent Saints - The Ten Amendments", produced by Patrik Frisk (CORRODED). ...

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