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CORONER Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL

Reunited Swiss thrash trio CORONER made up of bassist Ron Royce, drummer Marquis Marky (a.k.a. Marky Edelmann) and guitarist Tommy T. Baron 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. ...

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XERATH To Tour China In October

U.K. modern cutting-edge orchestral metal band XERATH will embark on a 14-date tour of China in the fall. The trek will kick off on October 2 in Zhang Jiang and will conclude on October 16 in Shang Hai. Commented the group: "We're absolutely thrilled to announce a full tour of China, and would like to ...

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XERATH: Drum-Cam Footage Posted Online

Drum-cam footage of Mike Pitman of the U.K. modern cutting-edge orchestral metal band XERATH playing through the song "The Call To Arms" can be viewed below. "The Call To Arms" comes off XERATH's sophomore album, simply titled "II", which was released in North America on May 3 via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2009's "I" ...

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DYING FETUS Covers EP Due In July

DYING FETUS will release a limited-edition mini-LP this summer. Entitled "History Repeats", it marks the band's 20th anniversary and sees the group covering tracks from artists who have influenced them (NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, CANNIBAL CORPSE, PESTILENCE). "History Repeats" also includes a brand new DYING FETUS track exclusive to this release. The mini-LP is limited ...

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EPICA Guitarist's MAYAN: New Trailer Posted Online

A new trailer for "Quarterpast", the debut album from MAYAN, the new band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst, can be viewed below. Due on May 20 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was recorded and mixed by Sascha Paeth (EPICA, KAMELOT). "Quarterpast" track listing: 01. Symphony Of ...

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XERATH: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

U.K. modern cutting-edge orchestral metal band XERATH will release its sophomore album, simply titled "II", in North America on May 3 via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2009's "I" is described in a press release as "a huge and fully refined slab of XERATH's unique sound from the production genius of Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, PESTILENCE, ...

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PESTILENCE: New Video Interview With PATRICK MAMELI

Holland's FaceCulturerecently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli of Dutch death metallers PESTILENCE. You can now watch the chat in six parts below. PESTILENCE's new album, "Doctrine", will be released late April through Mascot Records. The eleven-track CD was recorded and mixed at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer Victor Bullok ...

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Former CELTIC FROST Mainman Mixing New SECRETS OF THE MOON Album

German progressive black metallers SECRETS OF THE MOON have tapped former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer and V. Santura (real name: Victor Bullok) (TRIPTYKON, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE) to mix their new album, "Seven Bells", at Woodshed Studio in Bavaria, Germany. Commented Fischer: "Back once again at V. Santura's Woodshed Studio in the ...

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XERATH Covers MICHAEL JACKSON's 'Speed Demon'; Audio Available

U.K. modern cutting-edge orchestral metal band XERATH has released its cover version of MICHAEL JACKSON's "Speed Demon" as a digital download via iTunes and Amazon. The track was released simultaneously with XERATH's new single, "Unite To Defy". When asked why they decided to cover a MICHAEL JACKSON song, the band responded by saying, "The choice ...

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THULCANDRA Continuing Work On New Album

THULCANDRA — the reactivated German black/death metal band featuring members of OBSCURA, DARK FORTRESS and HELFAHRT — has issued the following update: "Today we finished laying the last guitar tracks for [our second full-length album] 'Under A Frozen Sun' at Woodshed Studios, Germany, alongside producer V. Santura [real name: Victor Bullok] (TRIPTYKON, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE). "Seven ...

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PESTILENCE: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Salvation", a brand new song from the Dutch death metallers PESTILENCE, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Doctrine", which will be released late April through 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 ...

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PESTILENCE Kicks Off South American Tour In Venezuela; Performance, Interview Footage Available

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metallers PESTILENCE kicked off their South American tour this past Wednesday, February 9 at Moulin Rouge in Caracas, Venezuela. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below. Also available is video footage of the interview PESTILENCE gave to the La Mega 107.3 FM radio station the day before ...

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ESSENCE: 'Blood Culture' Video Released

"Blood Culture", the new video from Danish thrash metallers ESSENCE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Lost In Violence", which will be released on February 25 via Belgium's Ultimhate Records. The CD was recorded at Medley Studios (ARTILLERY, PRINCE, RADIOHEAD, MARY J. BLIGE, KELLY CLARKSON, THE CARDIGANS) in Copenhagen ...

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EPICA Guitarist's MAYAN Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Due to his "very busy schedule," bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (PESTILENCE, OBSCURA) has been forced to leave MAYAN, the new band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst. MAYAN says in a statement, "MAYAN wishes [Jeroen] all the best for the future and you'll see him around at one ...

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EPICA Guitarist's MAYAN; More Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

MAYAN, the new band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst, will release its debut album, "Quarterpast", on May 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD is being recorded and mixed by Sascha Paeth (EPICA, KAMELOT). "Quarterpast" will feature vocal contributions from the following musicians: * Mark Jansen (EPICA, ...

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EPICA Guitarist's MAYAN Recording Debut Album; More Details Revealed

MAYAN, the new band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst, will release its debut album, "Quarterpast", on May 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD is being recorded and mixed by Sascha Paeth (EPICA, KAMELOT). "Quarterpast" will feature vocal contributions from the following musicians: * Mark Jansen (EPICA, ...

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ESSENCE Signs With ULTIMHATE RECORDS

Danish thrash metallers ESSENCE have inked a deal with Belgium's Ultimhate Records for the release of the band's debut album, "Lost In Violence". Due on February 25, the CD was recorded at Medley Studios (ARTILLERY, PRINCE, RADIOHEAD, MARY J. BLIGE, KELLY CLARKSON, THE CARDIGANS) in Copenhagen and was produced and mixed by Soren Andersen (Glenn ...

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