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Former DEVILDRIVER Drummer JOHN BOECKLIN Launches I OF TONGUES

Former DEVILDRIVER drummer John Boecklin has launched a new project called I OF TONGUES. The group, which also features guitarist Max Karon, has entered Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with acclaimed producer Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CANNIBAL CORPSE). Says Boecklin: "I've been working on this music a little over a year with ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Adds Second Guitarist NICK POULOS

Richmond, Virginia's speed metal punks MUNICIPAL WASTE have announced the addition of Nick Poulos on second guitar. Guitarist Ryan Waste comments: "Nick joining the WASTE is a big deal for us. We couldn't just add anyone to the fold. It had to be a close friend, and he's one of our best buds in fact. ...

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KING DIAMOND: Video Footage Of FORTAROCK Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of KING DIAMOND's June 5 performance at the FortaRock festival in Nijmegen, The Netherlands can be seen below. KING DIAMOND's November 25, 2015 and November 28, 2015 live shows in Philadelphia and Detroit, respectively, were flmed for the band's forthcoming DVD. The set is being helmed by director Denise Korycki (CANNIBAL CORPSE, ...

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BELPHEGOR Has Nine 'Brutal' New Songs Ready For Next Album

Austrian extreme metallers BELPHEGOR are hard at work in Abtenau, Salzburg on new material for their currently untitled brand new studio album — the follow-up to "Conjuring The Dead". The new CD will be released in April 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Comments BELPHEGOR frontman Helmuth: "We've just finished the fourth rehearsal session. The process consisted ...

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EXECRATION Signs With METAL BLADE

Norwegian death metallers EXECRATION have inked a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records. EXECRATION comments: "We're really excited to pen this deal with Metal Blade. Metal Blade is a legendary label, with legendary bands and releases from all the way back to the beginning, and joining the ranks is a true privilege. "After an eventful ...

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REVOCATION To Release 'Great Is Our Sin' Album In July

Boston, Massachusetts-based technical metal act REVOCATION will release its new album, "Great Is Our Sin", on July 22 via Metal Blade. The first song from the album, titled "Communion", is available for streaming below. Having delivered five killer albums boasting some of the most potent, technical and abrasive metal unleashed over the last decade, it ...

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HATEBREED's 'The Concrete Confessional' Cracks U.S. Top 25

"The Concrete Confessional", the new album from Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED, debuted at No. 25 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 17,112 equivalent album units in the week ending May 19. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums ...

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Tales From Beyond - MOB RULES

Veteran German power prog band MOB RULES returns following its "Timekeeper" compilation and 2012's "Cannibal Nation" prior to that. "Tales From Beyond" is as meticulous and grand-scoped as anything MOB RULES has attempted, including the self-contained trilogy based on Andy Weir's book "The Martian". The album opens with the eight-and-a-half-minute "Dykemaster's Tale", based upon Theodor ...

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WHITECHAPEL: New Song 'The Void' Available For Streaming

On June 24, Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL will release their sixth full-length album, "Mark Of The Blade", via Metal Blade Records. According to a press release, the new record "remains true to the band's roots while venturing into previously unexplored territory, both sonically and lyrically." The song "The Void", taken from "Mark Of The ...

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CARCASS Hasn't Had Time To Regroup And Begin Work On New Music

Metal Life conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker of British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS in February. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for CARCASS's follow-up to 2013's "Surgical Steel" album, Walker said: "Well, I could bullshit you and tell you that we've already written ...

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HATEBREED: First 'The Concrete Confessional' Track-By-Track Video

The first in a series of track-by-track videos for HATEBREED's new album, "The Concrete Confessional", can be seen below. Due on May 13 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the follow-up to 2013's "The Divinity Of Purpose" was produced by longtime collaborator Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, SUICIDE SILENCE, WHITECHAPEL) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF ...

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KING DIAMOND: 'My Sex Life Is Just Great Now'

Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE), who has lived in suburban Dallas, Texas for more than two decades, has weighed in on the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He told Metal Hammer magazine: "I never talk openly about my political beliefs. I am an entertainer, and don't believe I should ...

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WHITECHAPEL To Release 'Mark Of The Blade' Album In June

On June 24, Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL will release their sixth full-length album, "Mark Of The Blade", via Metal Blade Records. According to a press release, the new record "remains true to the band's roots while venturing into previously unexplored territory, both sonically and lyrically." The lyric video for the first single from "Mark ...

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FALLUJAH: 'Abandon' Video Released

The official video for the song "Abandon" from progressive death metallers FALLUJAH can be seen below. The clip was directed by Robert Graves, who has previously worked with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and ABYSMAL DAWN. "Abandon" is taken from FALLUJAH's third full-length album, titled "Dreamless", which will be released on April 29 via Nuclear Blast ...

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Video Premiere: HATEBREED's 'Looking Down The Barrel Of Today'

HATEBREED's video for the song "Looking Down The Barrel Of Today" can be seen below. Directed by David Brodsky (CANNIBAL CORPSE, WHITECHAPEL, ALL THAT REMAINS) the performance piece was shot earlier this month at the band's rehearsal space in Connecticut. The video opens with the preface "Welcome To Two Minutes And Forty-Seven Seconds With Hatebreed," ...

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KURT COBAIN Graphic Novel Coming In October

According to The Pulse Of Radio, late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain will be the subject of an original graphic novel by Nicolas Otero called "Who Killed Kurt Cobain?", to be released by comics publisher IDW this October. Based on a French novel titled "Le Roman de Boddah", the book is a work of fiction that ...

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BABYMETAL's 'Metal Resistance' Cracks U.S. Top 40, U.K. Top 20

"Metal Resistance", the second album from the Japanese teenage girl pop metal band BABYMETAL, debuted at No. 38 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 12,914 equivalent album units in the week ending April 7. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, ...

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BABYMETAL's 'Metal Resistance' Reviewed By SAM DUNN Of BANGER TV

"Metal Resistance", the second album from the Japanese teenage girl pop metal band BABYMETAL, is featured in the latest episode of "Overkill Reviews", the weekly look at the latest metal releases from Canadian documentary filmmaker Sam Dunn of Banger Films. "Metal Resistance" was released on April 1 via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment in the U.S. and ...

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BABYMETAL Reveals Favorite Tracks Off 'Metal Resistance' (Video)

Japanese teenage girl pop metal band BABYMETAL recently spoke to U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine about its favorite tracks off the group's second album, "Metal Resistance". Check out the clip below. "Metal Resistance" will be released on April 1 via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment in the U.S. and earMUSIC in Europe. The CD features songs that have ...

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