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BLACK SUN AEON's 'Routa' Cracks Finnish Top 10

BLACK SUN AEON's second album, "Routa", has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 8. The follow-up to "Darkness Walks Beside Me" is a double album featuring a Finish-winter theme and consisting of two parts — "Side A", called "Talviaamu" ["Wintermorning"], and "Side B", dubbed "Talviyö" ["Winternight"]. "Routa" ...

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BLACK SUN AEON: Entire 'Routa' Album Available For Streaming

BLACK SUN AEON's second album, "Routa", is scheduled for release on March 31. The follow-up to "Darkness Walks Beside Me" is a double album featuring a Finish-winter theme and consisting of two parts — "Side A", called "Talviaamu" ["Wintermorning"], and "Side B", dubbed "Talviyö" ["Winternight"]. "Routa" track listing: 01. Core of Winter 02. Frozen 03. ...

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AGAINST THE PLAGUES Parts Ways With Guitarist

AGAINST THE PLAGUES, the multinational extreme-metal act featuring members of LOST HORIZON, LUCIFERION, MALEVOLENT CREATION and VEX, has parted ways with guitarist Adrian Adamus (FOREST OF IMPALED, CORPHAGY). According to the band, Adrian left AGAINST THE PLAGUES "in order to focus on his personal/family life." Going forward, second-guitar duties in AGAINST THE PLAGUES will be ...

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THE LAST FELONY Signs With LIFEFORCE RECORDS

Lifeforce Records has announced the signing of Montreal, Quebec, Canada death metallers THE LAST FELONY. "Our search for a new label is finally over," guitarist Dominic Grimard comments. "We are extremely proud to be joining the Lifeforce family. This label has housed so many great bands whether it be past or present which in effect, ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS To Enter Studio In May

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will enter Dreamscape Studios in Munich, Germany in late May to begin recording their fourth album for a fall 2010 release. The band states, "The producers [at Dreamscape] exactly know how to bring out the best of our work and we enjoy working together with such nice guys." Working ...

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BLACK SUN AEON's TUOMAS SAUKKONEN Discusses Making Of 'Routa'

Stalkermusic recently conducted an interview with Tuomas Saukkonen (BLACK SUN AEON, BEFORE THE DAWN, THE FINAL HARVEST, DAWN OF SOLACE). Watch the chat below. BLACK SUN AEON will release its second CD, "Routa" (Finnish for "ground frost"), on March 31. The follow-up to "Darkness Walks Beside Me" is a double album with a Finish-winter theme ...

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BLACK SUN AEON: 'Routa' Release Date Announced

BLACK SUN AEON — the new "dark, death, doom" project from Tuomas Saukkonen (BEFORE THE DAWN, THE FINAL HARVEST, DAWN OF SOLACE) — will release its second CD, "Routa" (Finnish for "ground frost"), on March 31. The follow-up to "Darkness Walks Beside Me" is a double album with a Finish-winter theme and consisting of two ...

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PRONG, CYNIC Members To Guest On ASYLUM Debut

Drummers Alexei Rodriguez (PRONG) and Sean Reinert (CYNIC, DEATH) are scheduled to lay down tracks for "A Lethal Dose Of Truth", the debut album from ASYLUM, the Illinois-based project featuring Markus Johansson (lead vocals, lead guitar) and Johnny Rox (bass guitar). In addition, Eyal Levi (DAATH) will be shredding a solo along with Rob Caggiano ...

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AEON: New Album Title Announced

Swedish death metallers AEON have set "Path Of Fire" as the title of their third album, due later in the year 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 ...

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SLUMBER Completes Instrumental Parts For New Album

Swedish melodic doom/death metallers SLUMBER have finished recording the instrumental parts for their new album, entitled "Resonance", at Panic Room Studios in Skara, Sweden for a tentative late spring release. Commented Ehsan Kalantarpour (vocals, synth): "Even though we spent five years preparing, four weeks were hardly enough for the massive nature of this album. But ...

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SYN:DROM: Two Songs Available For Streaming

Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM (formerly BLACKBREATH) will release their debut album, "With Flesh Unbound", on April 30 via ViciSolum Productions. The CD was recorded at Nevo studios in Sundsvall, Sweden and was engineered and mixed by the bandmembers themselves. "With Flesh Unbound" track listing: 01. Intro (Devoured) 02. Scorned Messiah 03. The Marked One 04. ...

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ENTOMBED: Spain/Portugal Dates With AVULSED Announced

Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED have announced three exclusive dates in Spain and Portugal. Support on the shows will come from Spanish death metallers AVULSED. The details are as follows: March 18 - A Coruña (SP) @ Discoteca Ola Green March 19 - Benavente (Lisboa) (PT) @ Side B March 20 - Madrid (SP) @ Sala ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN To Release 'Decade Of Darkness' EP

Finnish "dark" metallers BEFORE THE DAWN will release a new EP, "Decade Of Darkness", on March 31 through Stay Heavy Records. The track listing is as follows: 01. Decade Of Darkness 02. End Of Days 03. Insomnia 04. Painless (Japan bonus track) 05. Painless (Live) 06. Deadsong (Live) 07. Deadsong (Symphony version) BEFORE THE DAWN's ...

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AGAINST THE PLAGUES Signs With VIC RECORDS

AGAINST THE PLAGUES, the multinational extreme-metal act featuring members of LOST HORIZON, LUCIFERION, FOREST OF IMPALED, MALEVOLENT CREATION and VEX, has inked a deal with the Dutch label Vic Records. The band's new album, "Decoding the Mainframe", will be released in March. Commented AGAINST THE PLAGUES co-founder Varyen Chylinsky: "I am very excited to announce ...

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ENTOMBED: North American Dates Announced

Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED will play a week's worth of shows surrounding their appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest appearance. Support on the trek will come from MERAUDER, with WOE OF TYRANTS appearing on the last five dates. The details are as follows: May 31 - Championship Bar and Grill - Trenton, NJ Jun. 01 ...

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THE WRETCHED END Continuing Work On Debut Album

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), recently entered the studio to begin recording its as-yet-untitled debut album for a 2010 release. The group states, "Cosmo finished the bass tracks last week. Now we're finishing up ...

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SYN:DROM: 'With Flesh Unbound' Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM (formerly BLACKBREATH) will release their debut album, "With Flesh Unbound", on April 30 via ViciSolum Productions. The CD was recorded at Nevo studios in Sundsvall, Sweden and was engineered and mixed by the bandmembers themselves. "With Flesh Unbound" track listing: 01. Intro (Devoured) 02. Scorned Messiah 03. The Marked One 04. ...

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SYN:DROM: More Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM (formerly BLACKBREATH) recently entered Nevo studios in Sundsvall, Sweden to begin recording their debut album, "With Flesh Unbound". The CD, which is being engineered and mixed by the bandmembers themselves, is tentatively due this spring via ViciSolum Productions. Video footage from the vocal-recording sessions can be viewed below. The band describes ...

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SLUMBER: Photos From The Studio Posted Online

Swedish melodic doom/death metallers SLUMBER entered Panic Room Studios in Skara, Sweden on January 10 to begin a four-week recording/mixing session for the band's new album, entitled "Resonance". A late spring release is expected. Check out photos from the studio below. Drummer Ted Larsson left SLUMBER in October 2009 "because of private reasons." The band ...

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SYN:DROM: Debut Album Title Announced

Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM (formerly BLACKBREATH) have set "With Flesh Unbound" as the title of their debut album, tentatively due this spring via ViciSolum Productions. The CD is being recorded at Nevo studios in Sundsvall, Sweden and is being engineered and mixed by the bandmembers themselves. The band describes its musical direction as "high-quality death ...

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SLUMBER To Enter Studio Tomorrow

Swedish melodic doom/death metallers SLUMBER will enter Panic Room Studios in Skara, Sweden tomorrow (Sunday, January 10) to begin a four-week recording/mixing session for the band's new album, entitled "Resonance". A late spring release is expected. Commented Ehsan Kalantarpour (vocals, synth): "Never in my life have I with such pride and energy tackled a huge ...

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ZYKLON Calls It Quits

After taking an offical break over two years ago, it has now become reality that Norwegian extreme metal act ZYKLON is no longer a functional band, and thus the decision was made to formaly split up the group instead of just letting it decend into nothingness. As a final release from the band, Candlelight Records ...

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SYN:DROM: Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM (formerly BLACKBREATH) recently entered Nevo studios in Sundsvall, Sweden to begin recording their debut album. The CD, which is being engineered and mixed by the bandmembers themselves, is tentatively due in February 2010 via ViciSolum Productions. Video footage from the recording sessions can be viewed below. The band describes its musical ...

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BLACK SUN AEON: 'Routa' Artwork Unveiled

BLACK SUN AEON — the new "dark, death, doom" project from Tuomas Saukkonen (BEFORE THE DAWN, THE FINAL HARVEST, DAWN OF SOLACE) — entered the studio on December 6 to begin recording its second CD, "Routa" (Finnish for "ground frost"). The follow-up to "Darkness Walks Beside Me" will be a double album with a Finish-winter ...

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BLACK SUN AEON Begins Recording New Album

BLACK SUN AEON — the new "dark, death, doom" project from Tuomas Saukkonen (BEFORE THE DAWN, THE FINAL HARVEST, DAWN OF SOLACE) — entered the studio on December 6 to begin recording its second CD, "Routa" (Finnish for "ground frost"). The follow-up to "Darkness Walks Beside Me" will be a double album with a Finish-winter ...

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Former EMPEROR Guitarist SAMOTH Launches THE WRETCHED END

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), has entered the studio to begin recording its as-yet-untitled debut album for a 2010 release. A vocalist for the band has not yet been confirmed. Songtitles set to appear ...

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