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KYLESA's New Album To Receive Vinyl Release In March

20 Buck Spin will release the vinyl version of the fourth studio album from Savannah, Georgia's KYLESA, titled "Static Tensions", in March. The regular edition will be a single LP with an eight-page LP-size booklet. A "deluxe" version will also be made available, limited to 500 copies. That version will be a gatefold 2xLP mastered ...

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KYLESA To Tour Japan For First Time

Savannah, Georgia's KYLESA, which recently finished recording its fourth studio album, will tour Japan for the first time early next year. The seven-show trek will coincide with the official Japanese release of the band's acclaimed 2006 album, "Time Will Fuse Its Worth", on Red Cobalt Industries. Additional information about the limited-edition release, which features new ...

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OBITUARY, SIX FEET UNDER, ASSUCK Members Join Forces In EXITSECT

EXITSECT is the name of a brand new Tampa, Florida-based "dark, experimental, atmospheric, doom-ridden death metal" band comprised of veterans of the metal and punk scenes. Former and current members of ASSUCK, OBITUARY, SIX FEET UNDER, DOWN BY LAW, DENIAL FIEND and PAINEATER have joined forces to create menacing, heavy tones with guttural vocals and ...

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Reunited AMEBIX To Embark On U.S. Tour

Reunited UK "crust punk" pioneers AMEBIX — whose current lineup includes STONE SOUR/ex-SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga — will embark on a short U.S. tour in January 2009. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater Jan. 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater Jan. 24 - ...

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WOLFBRIGADE: New Songs Posted Online

Swedish crustcore/death metal veterans WOLFBRIGADE have posted two songs from their upcoming album, "Comalive", on their MySpace page. The CD will be released in November/December through Deranged (North America) and La Familia/Farwell (Europe). WOLFBRIGADE will release a split seven-inch single soon with long-running British extreme metallers BENEDICTION. The single will be issued through ...

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BENEDICTION: 'Killing Music' To Receive North American Release This Week

UK extreme metallers BENEDICTION will release their new album, "Killing Music", in North America on September 23 via Locomotive Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Organized Chaos" was produced by ANAAL NATHRAKH mastermind Mick Kenney and features several guest musicians, including Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER), Kelly Shaefer (ATHEIST), Billy Gould (ex-FAITH NO MORE), The Fog (FROST), ...

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WASTELANDER: Another Song Posted Online

A brand new WASTELANDER track entitled "Wardrive" is available for streaming on the Planet Metal MySpace page. The song comes off WASTELANDER's recently released debut album, "Wardrive", available on the Planet Metal label. Hailing from Lansing, Michigan, WASTELANDER combines elements of black metal and punk rock into a grinding, post-apocalyptic juggernaut. Influenced by ...

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WASTELANDER: New Song Posted Online

A brand new WASTELANDER track entitled "Days of Hell" is available for streaming on the Planet Metal MySpace page. The song comes off WASTELANDER's recently completed debut album, "Wardrive", due in August via the Planet Metal label. Hailing from Lansing, Michigan, WASTELANDER combines elements of black metal and punk rock into a grinding, ...

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BENEDICTION: 'Killing Music' Video Available

"Killing Music", the new video from long-running UK extreme metallers BENEDICTION, can be viewed below. "Killing Music" is scheduled for release on August 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Organized Chaos" was produced by ANAAL NATHRAKH mastermind Mick Kenney and features several guest musicians, including Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER), Kelly Shaefer (ATHEIST), ...

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BENEDICTION To Release Split 7" Single With WOLFBRIGADE

Long-running UK extreme metallers BENEDICTION have issued the following update: "We will be teaming up with our mates WOLFBRIGADE to release a limited 7" EP in August/September. We will have two tracks each on it and they are all unreleased songs. This will be limited to 2,000 pieces worldwide. Also, a picture disc will be ...

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BENEDICTION To Embark On 'No Reunion Needed' Tour

Long-running UK extreme metallers BENEDICTION have issued the following update: "Just to let you know that we will be embarking on a full headlining European tour starting on September 25th until October 25th, 2008. Dates will be added on our show page as they are confirmed. Our guests on the No Reunion Needed tour will ...

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BENEDICTION: New Song Posted Online

Long-running UK extreme metallers BENEDICTION have posted a new song, "Immaculate Faade", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "Killing Music", due on August 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Organized Chaos" was produced by ANAAL NATHRAKH mastermind Mick Kenney and features several guest musicians, ...

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BENEDICTION: Back Catalog To Be Reissued

Long-running UK extreme metallers BENEDICTION have issued the following update: "Our label, Nuclear Blast, will be re-releasing our album back catalogue this summer. The better news is that it will be two albums in one package on the three releases: 'Subconscious Terror' [1990] / 'The Grand Leveller' [1991], 'Transcend The Rubicon' [1993] / 'The Dreams ...

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BENEDICTION: New Album Artwork Unveiled

Long-running UK extreme metallers BENEDICTION have unveiled the cover artwork for their new album, "Killing Music", due on August 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Organized Chaos" was produced by ANAAL NATHRAKH mastermind Mike Kenney and features several guest musicians, including Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER), Kelly Shaefer (ATHEIST), Billy Gould (ex-FAITH NO ...

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BENEDICTION: 'Killing Music' Final Track Listing Revealed

Long-running UK extreme metallers BENEDICTION have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Killing Music", tentatively due in September via Nuclear Blast Records. It is as follows: 01. The Grey Man 02. Burying The Hatchet 03. Immaculate Facade 04. Killing Music 05. They Must Die Screaming 06. Dripping With Disgust 07. As Her Skin ...

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ATHEIST Frontman To Guest On New BENEDICTION Album

Long-running UK extreme metallers BENEDICTION are putting the finishing touches on their new album, "Killing Music", due before the end of the year via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented the band: "The final piece of the jigsaw that is our cover of 'Largactyl' by AMEBIX is now in place. We have Kelly Shaefer of ATHEIST contributing ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Bassist To Guest On New BENEDICTION CD

Long-running UK extreme metallers BENEDICTION are putting the finishing touches on their new album, "Killing Music", due before the end of the year via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented the band: "We got Billy Gould of FAITH NO MORE/BRUJERIA fame to lay down the bass on our cover of 'Largactyl' by AMEBIX! Anyone who has ever ...

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BOLT THROWER Frontman To Guest On New BENEDICTION Album

Long-running UK extreme metallers BENEDICTION recently completed work on their new album, "Killing Music", due before the end of the year via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented the band: "We had Karl Willetts from BOLT THROWER come into Mick Kenney's Necrodeath Studio to lay down some vocals on the AMEBIX cover 'Largactyl' that we recorded. With ...

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BENEDICTION Completes Work On New Album

Long-running UK extreme metallers BENEDICTION have completed work on their new album, "Killing Music", due before the end of the year via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented the band: "Well, that's it. We've recorded everything and now we have to let go of it. It is in the more than capable hands of the producer, Mick ...

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BENEDICTION: 'Killing Music' Tentative Track Listing Revealed

Long-running UK extreme metallers BENEDICTION have revealed the tentative track listing for their new album, entitled "Killing Music". According to the band, "[these titles are] in no particular order and may not necessarily make the final album release as there are still more being recorded." "Killing Music" tentative track listing: 01. Hells Gate 02. Cold, ...

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'Thrash Metal' Book Due In September

Garry Sharpe–Young's latest book "Thrash Metal" is being readied for publication this September. In addition, Zonda Books will publish Garry's "Death Metal", "Black Metal" and "Power Metal", all before the end of the year. These titles replace the 2001 editions, which have consistently ranked No. 1 on their Amazon.com searches for five years and more. ...

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SCORN Completes Work On New Album

SCORN, the project led by former NAPALM DEATH drummer Mick Harris, has completed work on a new album, entitled "Didn't Ask to be Here". The CD contains eight tracks with a running time of roughly 48 minutes and is scheduled to be released in June. More information will be made available soon. According ti Wikipedia, ...

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