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LAY DOWN ROTTEN Recording New Album

German death metallers LAY DOWN ROTTEN are recording their sixth album, "Mask Of Malice", at Desert Inn Studios in Germany for a February 2012 release via Metal Blade Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Deathchain", "And Out Come The Wolves", "Hades Resurrected" and "Swallow The Bitterness". Comments the band: "We are almost ...

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KAMELOT Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Florida-based melodic metallers KAMELOT have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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ATHEIST Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Reactivated seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up ...

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BLOOD RED THRONE: Quality Cleveland Footage Posted Online

Quality multi-camera footage of BLOOD RED THRONE's September 7, 2011 performance at Peabody's in Cleveland, Ohio can be seen below (filmed in 1080p high definition by Ken Kitt and Kim Schleeper; edited and produced by Ken Kitt for BLOOD RED THRONE and Vidz-R-Us.com). BLOOD RED THRONE's sixth album, "Brutalitarian Regime", was released in August via ...

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PENTAGRAM Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Doom metal legends PENTAGRAM have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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PESTILENCE And SADIST Members Join Forces In New Recording Project NUFUTIC

Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (PESTILENCE, ex-OBSCURA) has joined forces with producer and guitar/keyboard virtuoso Tommy Talamanca (SADIST) in a new recording project dubbed NUFUTIC. "We are very stoked about this new collaboration," says Talamanca. "Our working field will be fusion-influenced metal, a direction that allows us to combine progressive elements of our musical backgrounds." The ...

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ABORTED: 'Global Flatline' Track Listing, Guest Appearances Unveiled

Belgian death metalers ABORTED have completed work on their seventh studio album, "Global Flatline", for a January 2012 release via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded, mixed, and mastered by the Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PESTILENCE, HATESPHERE) at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark. The artwork was once again created by Justin Osbourn from Slasher Design. ...

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CAGE Frontman To Guest On LORD VOLTURE Album

Dutch metallers LORD VOLTURE have completed work on their new album, "Never Cry Wolf" for a November 11 release through the band's own distribution network. The CD was produced by Yuma van Eekelen (PESTILENCE) and Bart Hennephof (TEXTURES) at Final Focus Studio and contains 11 tracks with a running time of over 67 minutes. The ...

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RIOT Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

RIOT has been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMORPHIS CANNIBAL CORPSE ...

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DIM MAK: New Song Available For Free Download

New Jersey's DIM MAK will release its new album, "The Emergence Of Reptilian Altars", on November 29 via Willowtip Records. The CD features stunning artwork by Alex Eckman-Lawn and marks the recording debut of the band's new vocalist and longtime friend Joseph Capizzi (ex-DYING LIGHT, CATTLEPRESS), following the departure of founding DIM MAK frontman Scott ...

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SUFFOCATION Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

SUFFOCATION has been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMORPHIS CANNIBAL CORPSE ...

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OVERKILL Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

OVERKILL has been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMORPHIS CANNIBAL CORPSE ...

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WHIPLASH Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

WHIPLASH has been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMORPHIS CANNIBAL CORPSE ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

CANNIBAL CORPSE has been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMORPHIS CANNIBAL ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

VIRGIN STEELE has been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMORPHIS CORONER ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Shows You How To Play 'Locust' (Video)

In a series of videos from GuitarWorld.com, MACHINE HEAD guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn shows you how to play "Locust", a song off the San Francisco Bay Area metal band's forthcoming album, "Unto The Locust", due out September 27 via Roadrunner Records. Check out one of the clips below. Flynn recently went a little deeper about the ...

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TANKARD, GOD DETHRONED Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL

TANKARD and GOD DETHRONED have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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Doctrine - PESTILENCE

It's time we move on from over-thought discussions of PESTILENCE comeback album "Resurrection Macabre" that often pertained to the fact that it wasn't "Testimony of the Ancients" or "Spheres" and get to the business of enjoying the Dutch act for again bringing to the scene technically-oriented, quality death metal. Chalk it up to a reformed ...

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Bassist JEROEN PAUL THESSELING Sets Record Straight Regarding His Split From OBSCURA

Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling has taken issue with OBSCURA's claim that he was "fired" from the German progressive death metal group "months ago," insisting that he quit the band due to scheduling conflicts. In a July 8, 2011 interview with SkullsNBones.com, OBSCURA guitarist/singer Steffen Kummerer stated about Jeroen's departure from the group, "Actually, we actually ...

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Bassist JEROEN PAUL THESSELING Quits OBSCURA

Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling has left German progressive death metallers OBSCURA. In a statement released to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Jeroen explained, "Due to repetitive conflicting schedules with job-related obligations, I have decided to depart OBSCURA. Beside the limited availability that kept me away from touring during the last months, I feel like taking new directions in my ...

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HAMMERFALL Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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PESTILENCE To Support SLAYER In Holland

Resurrected Dutch death metallers PESTILENCE will support SLAYER on the following dates: July 10 - Paradiso Amsterdam, The Netherlands July 12 - Effenaar Eindhoven, The Netherlands Commented PESTILENCE guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli: "This is a huge honor for us and we are really stoked! "I have a 25-year career with PESTILENCE and we've been doing some ...

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NIGHTWISH Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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PESTILENCE: 'Doctrine' To Receive U.S. Release Next Month

"Doctrine", the new album from Dutch death metallers PESTILENCE, will be released in North America on July 19 via Mascot Records. The eleven-track CD was recorded and mixed at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer Victor Bullok (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS). Regarding the direction of the band's new music, guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli previously stated, "The ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Entire 'Locust' Song Available For Streaming

MACHINE HEAD's brand new track "Locust" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below (courtesy of Roadrunner Records). [Note: This version of the song was mixed by Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, SADUS, TESTAMENT, NIGHT RANGER, VICIOUS RUMORS, HEATHEN, VILE, CATTLE DECAPITATION). The final mix will be handled by longtime MACHINE HEAD producer Colin Richardson (BULLET FOR ...

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