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DAWN OF DEMISE Signs With UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS

Danish death metallers DAWN OF DEMISE have inked a multi-album deal with Unique Leader Records. The band's third full-length CD, "Rejoice In Vengeance", will be released this summer. 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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THE WRETCHED END: 'Death By Nature' Video Released

"Death By Nature", the new video from THE WRETCHED END — the Norway-based band featuring guitarist Samoth (EMPEROR, ZYKLON) and bassist Cosmo (MINDGRINDER) alongside Swedish drummer Nils Fjellström (DARK FUNERAL, IN BATTLE, AEON) — can be seen below. The clip was produced by Vedi Djokich and THE WRETCHED END and edited by Vedi Djokich. "Death ...

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ENTOMBED Signs With NINETONE RECORDS

Stockholm, Sweden-based label Threeman Recordings, which is owned and run by members of ENTOMBED, has launched a new collaboration with Ninetone Records. More informatiom about the first release from this new association will follow soon. ENTOMBED's latest album, "Serpent Saints - The Ten Amendments", was released in the U.S. on July 31, 2007 via Candlelight/Threeman ...

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SYN:DROM: More Footage From New Album Pre-Production Sessions

Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM will enter Nevo studios in Sundsvall, Sweden on March 26 to begin recording their sophomore album for a late 2012 release via ViciSolum Productions. The new CD will be recorded, mixed and mastered by SYN:DROM members Roger Bergsten (guitar) and Daniel Mikaelsson (drums). A new three-and-half-minute video clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage ...

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SYN:DROM To Enter Studio Next Month

Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM will enter Nevo studios in Sundsvall, Sweden on March 26 to begin recording their sophomore album for a late 2012 release via ViciSolum Productions. The new CD will be recorded, mixed and mastered by SYN:DROM members Roger Bergsten (guitar) and Daniel Mikaelsson (drums). SYN:DROM previously stated that their forthcoming album would ...

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SYLENCER Signs With dPulse Recordings/Ovrtone Music Group

SYLENCER (formerly ASYLUM), the Illinois-based project featuring Markus Johansson (lead vocals, lead guitar) and Johnny Rox (bass), has inked a deal with dPulse Recordings/Ovrtone Music Group, Inc. for the release of its as-yet-untitled debut album (formerly "A Lethal Dose Of Truth"). Due in early summer, the CD features vocal production by Christian Olde Wolbers (ARKAEA, ...

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FINNISH METAL AWARDS: Winners Announced

TURISAS was the big winner at the Finnish Metal Awards, which was held Saturday night (February 18) during the Finnish Metal Expo (the main event of Helsinki Metal Meeting) at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland. The winners were selected by the general public in the months preceding the event, by Internet and SMS. In ...

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SONS OF AEON To Begin Recording Debut Album In May

SONS OF AEON, the new Jyväskylä, Finland-based metal band featuring members of GHOST BRIGADE, SWALLOW THE SUN, CODE FOR SILENCE and ENDSTAND, is putting the finishing touches on the songwriting process for its debut album, to be released later this year via Lifeforce Records. Commented guitarist Tapio Vartiainen: "It's an odd case, this SONS OF ...

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THE WRETCHED END To Release 'Inroads' In April

THE WRETCHED END — the Norway-based band featuring guitarist Samoth (EMPEROR, ZYKLON) and bassist Cosmo (MINDGRINDER) alongside Swedish drummer Nils Fjellström (DARK FUNERAL, IN BATTLE, AEON) — will release its sophomore album, "Inroads", on April 23 via Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records. The CD was recorded at Strand Studio in Oslo and features cover artwork by ...

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LUNAR PATH To Release 'Memento Mori' Next Month

Finnish melodic gothic metal/rock band LUNAR PATH will release its debut album, "Memento Mori", on February 1 via Inverse Records. According to a press release, "Memento Mori" is "a concept album about a downward spiral in depression and death, set out to stretch the boundaries of traditional melodic/gothic metal with its dark and brooding atmosphere. ...

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ENTOMBED: Video Footage Of MASS DEATHTRUCTION Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of ENTOMBED's performance at the Mass Deathtruction festival, which was held November 19-20, 2011 at La Ferme du Bireau of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium, can be seen below. ENTOMBED's latest album, "Serpent Saints - The Ten Amendments", was released in the U.S. on July 31, 2007 via Candlelight/Threeman Recordings. The 10-song effort marked ...

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Ex-SWALLOW THE SUN Drummer Joins BONE5

Drummer Pasi Pasanen (ex-SWALLOW THE SUN, PLUTONIUM ORANGE) has joined the Jyvskyl, Finland-based rock/metal band BONE5. The group's new album, "From The Ashes", will be released on December 7. It was recorded in Jyvskyl with producer Teemu Liekkala. BONE5 was founded in 2007. "From The Ashes" track listing: 01. Morbid Desires 02. Back On Track ...

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ENTOMBED: New Video Interview Posted Online

MetalChroniques.fr conducted an interview with Swedish metallers ENTOMBED when the band played at the Mass Deathtruction festival, which was held November 19-20, 2011 at La Ferme du Bireau of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium. ENTOMBED's latest album, "Serpent Saints - The Ten Amendments", was released in the U.S. on July 31, 2007 via Candlelight/Threeman Recordings. ...

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AGAINST THE PLAGUES: New Song Available For Streaming

"Man's Modern World", a brand new song from the Chicago-based multinational extreme act AGAINST THE PLAGUES, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Commented the band: "After a year of hard work and preparation, we are proud to announce that our new material is complete and ready for release. Once again, we worked with ...

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1349 To Release 'Hellvetia Fire' DVD

Norwegian black metallers 1349 will release their first-ever live DVD, "Hellvetia Fire - The Official 1349 Bootleg", on October 24 via Candlelight Records. The disc was filmed at Bikini Test La chaux De Fonds in Switzerland in 2005 and features a special guest appearance by Tom G. Warrior (HELLHAMMER, CELTIC FROST, TRYPTIKON). "Hellvetia Fire - ...

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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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SONS OF AEON Signs With LIFEFORCE RECORDS

SONS OF AEON, the new Jyväskylä, Finland-based metal band featuring former SWALLOW THE SUN drummer Pasi Pasanen, has inked a deal with Lifeforce Records. The group's debut album is scheduled for release in early 2012. Commented the band: "SONS OF AEON is happy to announce that we have joined the Lifeforce Records team! We feel ...

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ROUTASIELU: 'Soturi' Video Released

"Soturi", the new video from ROUTASIELU, the Finnish melodic death metal project led by Tuomas Saukkonen (BEFORE THE DAWN, BLACK SUN AEON), can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Pimeys" (English translation: "Darkness"), which entered the official chart in the group's home country at position No. 28. The track listing ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN's 'Deathstar Rising' Cracks Finnish Top 10

"Deathstar Rising", the sixth album from Finnish dark metal masters BEFORE THE DAWN, has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 8. The CD was released on February 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. "Deathstar Rising" track listing: 01. The First Snow 02. Winter Within 03. Deathstar 04. Remembrance 05. Unbroken ...

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