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CLAIRVOYANT SEED Recording Debut Mini-CD

Swedish technical thrashers CLAIRVOYANT SEED have entered the studio to begin recording a new mini-CD, entitled "Pulse Of The Inevitable", for an early 2011 release via Emrinc Records. The effort is being produced by Mike Wead, who previously played guitar in KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE and BIBLEBLACK. CLAIRVOYANT SEED is: * Henrik Ohlsson (SCAR SYMMETRY, ...

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ENTOMBED Bassist Launches Tour Blog; Footage From BAROEG OPEN AIR Available

Fan-filmed video footage of the newly expanded lineup of the long-running Swedish metal band ENTOMBED — featuring bassist Victor Brandt (TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, AEON, SATYRICON) and second guitarist Nico Elgstrand (who previously played bass for the group) — performing at the Baroeg Open Air festival on September 11, 2010 at Baroeg in Rotterdam, The Netherlands ...

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UNIVERSUM: New Album Details Revealed

Australian melodic death metallers UNIVERSUM are putting the finishing touches on their sophomore album, "Mortuus Machina", for a tentative early 2011 release. The follow-up to 2008's "Leto Destinatus" will be mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren of Sweden's Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, SOILWORK, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA) and will feature guest appearances by the following musicians: ...

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THE WRETCHED END Listening Party To Take Place In Toronto

"Ominous", the debut album from THE WRETCHED END, the new Norway-based band featuring guitarist Samoth (EMPEROR, ZYKLON) and bassist Cosmo (MINDGRINDER) alongside Swedish drummer Nils Fjellström (DARK FUNERAL, IN BATTLE, AEON), will receive its North American premiere on October 9 at The Bunker @ Hard Luck (812 Dundas St.) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Besides spinning ...

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New ENTOMBED Lineup Interviewed By DUNLOP TV EUROPE (Video)

Dunlop TV Europe recently conducted an interview with the newly expanded lineup of the long-running Swedish metal band ENTOMBED, featuring bassist Victor Brandt (TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, AEON, SATYRICON) and second guitarist Nico Elgstrand (who previously played bass for the group). "We've been searching for five years, the answer was right here," said ENTOMBED guitarist Alex ...

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DARK FUNERAL Parts Ways With Drummer

Guitarist Lord Ahriman of Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL has issued the following update: "Recently, you could read about Nils 'Dominator' Fjellström's departure from AEON due to personal/private reasons. Today we can confirm that he'll no longer be part of DARK FUNERAL either. And just like AEON, we won't comment on this subject any further. ...

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AEON Parts Ways With Drummer, Seeks Replacement

Swedish technical death metallers AEON have issued the following update: "Our drummer, Nils Fjellström, has decided to leave the band on a very short notice. The reason for this is personal/private and Nils has chosen not to speak his mind out to the public about this. We will respect his wish not to do so, ...

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THE WRETCHED END: 'Ominous' E-Card Available

An e-card for "Ominous", the debut album from THE WRETCHED END, the new Norway-based band featuring guitarist Samoth (EMPEROR, ZYKLON) and bassist Cosmo (MINDGRINDER) alongside Swedish drummer Nils Fjellström (DARK FUNERAL, IN BATTLE, AEON), is available at this location. "Ominous" will be released on October 25 through Samoth's own imprint label, Nocturnal Art ...

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ENTOMBED Announces New Bassist, Second Guitarist

Long-running Swedish metallers ENTOMBED have announced the addition of bassist Victor Brandt (TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, AEON, SATYRICON) to the group's ranks. Meanwhile, ENTOMBED's former bassist Nico Elgstrand is now playing second guitar for the band. ENTOMBED performed as a five-piece for the first time in years on October 17, 2009 at Arenan in Stockholm, Sweden, ...

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THE WRETCHED END: Debut Album Artwork, Release Date Revealed

THE WRETCHED END, the new 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 debut album, "Ominous", on October 25 through Samoth's own imprint label, Nocturnal Art Productions, and marketed and distributed worldwide by Candlelight Records. Songtitles set to appear ...

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AGAINST THE PLAGUES Working On New Material

Chicago based multinational extreme-metal act AGAINST THE PLAGUES has commenced the songwriting process for its as-yet-untitled second album. Commented co-founder Varyen Chylinski: "We have six songs almost finished and another two in progress. Next month we will start recording them as a pre-production material and as soon as we have them ready we will expose ...

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THE LAST FELONY: New Song Posted Online

"We Are Future Housing Developements For Maggots", a brand new song from Canadian death metallers THE LAST FELONY, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's sophomore album, "Too Many Humans", which is scheduled for release in North America on August 17 via Lifeforce Records. The ...

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AEON: 'Forgiveness Denied' Video Released

"Forgiveness Denied", the new video from Swedish technical death metallers AEON, can be viewed below. The clip was directed, filmed and edited by Standard Film Team Umeå HB and was shot in April in two different locations; band scenes being filmed in Östersund, Sweden and the storyline in Umeå, Sweden. Commented guitarist Daniel Dlimi: "There ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN: 'End Of Days' Video Released

"End Of Days", the brand new video from Finnish dark metal masters BEFORE THE DAWN, can be viewed below. The footage in the clip was shot during the band's mini-tour of Asia, which the group calls "the coolest trip ever." "End Of Days" is taken from BEFORE THE DAWN's 10th-anniversary EP, "Decade Of Darkness", which ...

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THE WRETCHED END: More Debut Album Details Revealed

THE WRETCHED END, the new 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 debut album, tentatively entitled "Ominous", in the fall through Samoth's own imprint label, Nocturnal Art Productions, and marketed and distributed worldwide by Candlelight Records. Songtitles set ...

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ENTOMBED Interviewed In Mexico

Mexico's Search & Destroy conducted an interview with Swedish metallers ENTOMBED when they played Mexico City last November. The five-minute chat, which has just been uploaded to YouTube, can be viewed below. ENTOMBED will play a week's worth of shows surrounding their appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest. Support on the trek will ...

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AEON: Another New Song Posted Online

Swedish death metallers AEON will release their third album, "Path Of Fire", on May 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded in September 2009 at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden and was mixed the following month at Mana Recording Studios in St, Petersburg, Florida by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ...

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DRAGONLAND: New Album Trailer Released

A one-minute trailer for the forthcoming fifth album from Swedish power metallers DRAGONLAND can be viewed below. The one-minute clip was created by Steve Nix and features the band's new song "The Shadow Of The Mithril Mountains". DRAGONLAND's new CD, which is due later in the year, will see the group returning to "the world ...

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Path of Fire - AEON

It sounds like a Polish death metal band (let's say BEHEMOTH) modeling its sound after a USDM style reminiscent of CANNIBAL CORPSE and MORBID ANGEL, yet performed by Swedish musicians. That would be AEON and if that description makes the band sound awfully goddamned heavy that's because they are awfully goddamned heavy. AEON's 2007 sophomore ...

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SANCTIFICATION Announces New Drummer

SANCTIFICATION — the Swedish death metal band featuring current/former members of GOD AMONG INSECTS, IN BATTLE and SOULDRAINER — has announced the addition of drummer Arttu Malki (SOULDRAINER, ex-AEON) to the group's ranks. The band states, "He is a solid drummer with tons of experience and he fit our style perfectly. Rehearsals are going great ...

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Own A Piece Of EMPEROR/ZYKLON History

Having been an official ESP endorsee for several years now, Samoth (EMPEROR, ZYKLON) has now decided to sell on eBay his classic Jackson Randy Rhoads guitar. This is your chance to own a true piece of EMPEROR history. This Jackson Randy Rhoads has been one of Samoth's main guitars many years, both in the studio ...

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BLACK SUN AEON: 'A Song For My Funeral' Video Released

"A Song For My Funeral", the video from Finland's BLACK SUN AEON, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's first album, "Darkness Walks Beside Me", which was released in March 2009 via Cyclone Empire. The CD featured guest vocals by Tomi Koivusaari of AMORPHIS, Ville Sorvali of MOONSORROW, Mynni Luukkainen of SOTAJUMALA ...

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AEON: New Song Posted Online

Swedish death metallers AEON will release their third album, "Path Of Fire", on May 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded in September 2009 at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden and was mixed the following month at Mana Recording Studios in St, Petersburg, Florida by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ...

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AGAINST THE PLAGUES: 'Great Are The Eyed' Video Released

"Great Are The Eyed", the first official video from AGAINST THE PLAGUES, the multinational extreme-metal act featuring members of LOST HORIZON, LUCIFERION, MALEVOLENT CREATION and VEX, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in February in Miami with directors Eduardo and Gregg Alvarez from Elephas Productions. The song comes off AGAINST THE PLAGUES' new ...

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AEON: New Album Artwork, Track Listing, Release Date Revealed

Swedish death metallers AEON have revealed the track listing and artwork for their third album, "Path Of Fire", due on May 24 in Europe via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded in September 2009 at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden and was mixed the following month at Mana Recording Studios in St, Petersburg, Florida ...

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