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Reactivated AFTERMATH Working On New Material

Reactivated Chicago thrash metal masters AFTERMATH are writing new material that will blend the speed and aggression of their seminal demo, "Killing The Future", with the complex, progressive, technical thrash of their later offerings. The first song, titled "There Is Something Wrong", is "the fastest song we have written and a return to our roots," ...

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GRAVE: New Song 'Plain Pine Box' Available For Streaming

Swedish death metal veterans GRAVE will release their new album, "Out Of Respect For The Dead", on October 16 via Century Media. The CD's eerie artwork, which can be seen below, was again created by Costin Chioreanu, who has been responsible for the band's last three albums as well as the "Morbid Ascent" EP. Chioreanu ...

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SATYRICON Frontman SATYR Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

Vocalist Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Satyr revealed the news via his Instagram account, where he wrote: "I got extremely sick eight days ago and was rushed to hospital. Scans have shown that there is a blind passenger in my head. Most likely it is ...

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GRAVE: New Song 'Mass Grave Mass' Available For Streaming

Swedish death metal veterans GRAVE will release their new album, "Out Of Respect For The Dead", on October 16 via Century Media. The CD's eerie artwork, which can be seen below, was again created by Costin Chioreanu, who has been responsible for the band's last three albums as well as the "Morbid Ascent" EP. Chioreanu ...

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SATYRICON To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of 'Nemesis Divina' In 2016

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will revisit the album that raised them from underground heroes to bold contenders on the world stage… the timeless and towering "Nemesis Divina". SATYRICON will return in 2016 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this seminal masterpiece, with a never-to-be-repeated series of exclusive European shows, wherein the Norwegian trailblazers will perform ...

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Chicago Thrashers AFTERMATH Are Back

After a two-decade absence from the stage, Chicago thrash metal masters AFTERMATH are back. Formed in 1985 as a four-piece with the singular purpose of playing faster than anyone before them, AFTERMATH was one of the pioneering bands of the crossover genre with the release of their first demo (1986) and the seminal "Killing The ...

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SATYRICON's Next Album Will Be 'Really Different From Anything We've Done,' Says Drummer FROST

On June 19, Carmziofa of United Rock Nations conducted an interview with drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON at Hellfest in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if SATYRICON's forthcoming follow-up to 2013's "Satyricon" album will be different from the band's previous output, Frost responded: "Those ...

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SATYRICON Has Written 'A Lot Of New Material' For Next Studio Album, Says Drummer FROST

Metal Sickness conducted an interview with drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON on April 5 at Le Métaphone in Oignies, France. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether SATYRICON has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2013's "Satyricon": ...

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SATYRICON's FROST: 'I Never Try To Copy Anyone'

Alexander Pallis and Micheal J. Coyle of Metal Temple conducted an interview with drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON when the band played at Sound Control in Manchester, England on April 7. You can now watch the chat below. Asked where he finds the inspiration to continue playing music more than twenty ...

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SATYRICON's FROST: 'If You're Too Pretentious, Then You Can Easily End Up Looking Like A Silly Clown'

In a brand new interview with Stereoboard.com, drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON spoke about whether black metal bands sometimes take themselves too seriously. "I think it's not necessarily wrong to take yourself seriously, but I think it feels a bit foul when people get too pretentious and don't realize ...

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Video: SATYRICON Performs At Belgium's DURBUY ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of SATYRICON's April 10 performance at the Durbuy Rock Festival in Durbuy, Belgium can be seen below. SATYRICON has signed a worldwide deal with Austrian label Napalm Records for release of its upcoming DVD, "Live At The Opera". To coincide with the release of its self-titled, eighth studio album, SATYRICON played a ...

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Video: SATYRICON Kicks Off European Tour In Nijmegen

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON kicked off their "The Dawn Of A New Age" European tour on April 4 at Doornroosje in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. SATYRICON has signed a worldwide deal with Austrian label Napalm Records for release of its upcoming DVD, "Live At The Opera". ...

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VENOMOUS MAXIMUS To Release 'Firewalker' Album In May

Houston heavy metal band VENOMOUS MAXIMUS will release its new album, "Firewalker", on May 5 via Shadow Kingdom Records. The quartet recorded the CD at the Diamond Factory in Austin, Texas with engineer Travis Bonner (ANCIENT VVISDOM). The record was mastered at PLX Mastering by Paul Logus (SATYRICON, CLUTCH, ANTHRAX), with early reports describing the ...

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SATYRICON Signs With NAPALM For 'Live At The Opera' DVD

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have signed a worldwide deal with Austrian label Napalm Records for release of their upcoming DVD, "Live At The Opera". To coincide with the release of their self-titled, eighth studio album, SATYRICON played a very special, exclusive show on September 8, 2013 at at Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo, ...

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SYLOSIS: 'Mercy' Video Released

UK modern thrashers SYLOSIS will release their fourth studio album, "Dormant Heart", on January 12, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by SYLOSIS frontman Josh Middleton with the help of engineer Scott Atkins and was mastered by TESSERACT guitarist Acle Kahney. The official video for the new track "Mercy" can be seen below. ...

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Conjuring the Dead - BELPHEGOR

Austrian hellhounds BELPHEGOR return, or should we say, Helmuth and Serpenth do with session appearances by guitarist Schoft (as in the BRUTUS and SATYRICON alumnus) and band-trusted drummer Marthyn. Added to the bloody festivities this round are vocal cameos from DEICIDE's Glen Benton and MAYHEM's Atilla, plus HATE ETERNAL mastermind Erik Rutan on production duties. ...

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FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH, SATYRICON, AMEN, OTEP, PRONG Added To SLIPKNOT's KNOTFEST

SLIPKNOT's very own Knotfest — the most cutting-edge heavy music festival in America — has revealed additional bands for the October 24-26 destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, California. Already featuring some of the biggest names in metal — SLIPKNOT, DANZIG, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, VOLBEAT, OF MICE & ...

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WHILE HEAVEN WEPT To Release 'Suspended At Aphelion' In October

Virginia's long-running epic metallers WHILE HEAVEN WEPT will commemorate their 25th year with the October 27 release of their sixth full-length album, "Suspended At Aphelion", via Nuclear Blast. "Suspended At Aphelion" is undoubtedly the band's most ambitious, epic, and progressive album so far, featuring a single track divided into 11 parts, performed by the entire ...

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1349's FROST On Upcoming 'Massive Cauldron Of Chaos' Album: It 'Really Carries The Mark Of Conviction'

Norway's masters of blackened sonic evil 1349 will release their new album, "Massive Cauldron Of Chaos", in Europe on September 29 via Indie Recordings. The follow-up to 2010's "Demonoir" is described by 1349 drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad (also of SATYRICON) as "unmisakeably 1349." He tells PlanetMosh.com: "It doesn't really mean that we have changed the ...

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Napalm Nights - NOCTURNAL BREED

It's been seven years since Norwegian death-thrash vets NOCTURNAL BREED put out a new album. A band that has shared with the metal world members of SATYRICON, DIMMU BORGIR, AETERNUS and GEHANNA, NOCTURNAL BREED's contributions, oddly enough, get mentioned far less than they should. Following a lengthy sojourn from their last offering "Fields of Rot", ...

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SATYRICON's FROST Interviewed By INFERNO TV (Video)

Drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON was interviewed by Inferno TV at this year's Inferno metal festival, which was held April 16-19 in Oslo, Norway. You can now watch the chat below. SATYRICON's self-titled album sold around 1,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. This is roughly ...

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SEPTICFLESH: New Song 'Burn' Available For Streaming

Still riding high from the success of their critically acclaimed 2011 album "The Great Mass", Hellenic metallers SEPTICFLESH will release their new full-length album, "Titan", on June 24 via Season Of Mist in Europe and Prosthetic in North America. The new CD consists of 10 songs that were recorded once again at Devasoundz Studios in ...

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