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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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HAIL OF BULLETS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR

HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, ...

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ENTHROPE Recording TYPE O NEGATIVE, PESTILENCE Covers

Finnish metallers ENTHROPE have entered D-studio in Klaukkala to record cover versions of "Wolf Moon" by TYPE O NEGATIVE and "Presence Of The Dead" by PESTILENCE. The "Wolf Moon" track will appear on an upcoming tribute album to late TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Peter Steele. ENTHROPE's debut album, "Tomorrow's Dead Days", was released in June ...

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KREATOR, IMMORTAL, EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL, SAMAEL: Video, Photos From EINDHOVEN METAL MEEETING

A number of high-quality photos from this year's edition of the Eindhoven Metal Meeeting festival, which was held December 17-18, 2010 in Eindhoven, Holland have been posted online at Metal-Experience.com. Included are pictures of the following bands (in alphabetical order): Friday, December 17 (photos): ALCEST ENDSTILLE HELSTAR MAEL MORDHA MAYHEM MOONSPELL ...

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XERATH: Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

U.K.-based experimental/progressive extreme metallers XERATH entered Foel Studio (PORCUPINE TREE, NAPALM DEATH, ELECTRIC WIZARD, PRIMORDIAL, PAUL ROGERS) in Wales at the end of November to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2011 release. The CD will be mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, PESTILENCE, TYR, HATESPHERE). The first in a series of ...

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MARTIN VAN DRUNEN Performs PESTILENCE Classics With RITUAL TORTURE (Video)

Legendary Dutch death metal vocalist Martin Van Drunen (PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, HAIL OF BULLETS) performed two "Consuming Impulse"-era PESTILENCE classics — "Suspended Animation" and "Chronic Infection" — with California death metallers RITUAL TORTURE last night (Monday, December 13) at the Ruby Room in San Diego, California. This was Martin's first time performing live in California since ...

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VADER, KRISIUN, GORGUTS, EXHUMED, Others Confirmed For Germany's DEATH FEAST OPEN AIR

GORGUTS, EXHUMED, AMAGORTIS, VADER, KRISIUN, FACEBREAKER and DISAVOWED have been confirmed for the fifth-anniversary edition of the Death Feast Open Air festival, set to take place June 23-25, 2011 in Hünxe, Germany The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMAGORTIS (CH) BEHEADED (MLT) BLOODSOAKED (USA) DECAYING PURITY (TUR) DEPRESSION (GER) DEVOURMENT (USA) DISVOWED (NDL) ...

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MARTIN VAN DRUNEN To Perform PESTILENCE Songs With RITUAL TORTURE

Legendary Dutch death metal vocalist Martin Van Drunen (PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, HAIL OF BULLETS) will perform a few "Consuming Impulse"-era PESTILENCE songs with California death metallers RITUAL TORTURE on December 13, 2010 at the Ruby Room in San Diego, California. This will be his first time performing live in California since touring with DEATH and CARCASS ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 18-20, 2011 ...

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REQUIEM Preparing To Enter Studio

Swiss death metallers REQUIEM will enter Stage One studio in Buehne/Borgentreich, Germany December 6 with acclaimed producer Andy Classen (LEGION OF THE DAMNED, DEW-SCENTED, DISBELIEF, KRISIUN and many more) to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Infiltrate... Obliterate... Dominate", titled "Within Darkened Disorder". The band states, "The songwriting process is finally finished. We are ...

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MISERY INDEX, PANDEMIA, BEHEADED, Others Confirmed For Germany's DEATH FEAST OPEN AIR

MISERY INDEX, DECAYING PURITY, KASTRATED, PANDEMIA, BEHEADED, DEPRESSION, PUTRIDITY and SEPTYCAL GORGE have been confirmed for the fifth-anniversary edition of the Death Feast Open Air festival, set to take place June 23-25, 2011 in Hünxe, Germany The festival billing is shaping up as follows: MISERY INDEX (USA) DECAYING PURITY (TUR) KASTRATED (UK) PANDEMIA (CZ) BEHEADED ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: New Album Lands On German Chart

"On Divine Winds", the second full-length album from HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 75. ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: 'Operation Z' Video Released

"Operation Z", the new video from HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — can be viewed below. Comments the group: "December 7, 1941 and October 18, ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: 'On Divine Winds' Track-By-Track Breakdown

A track-by-track breakdown of "On Divine Winds", the second full-length album from HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — can be found on the

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WOJCZECH To Release 'Pulsus Letalis' In October

Poland's Selfmadegod Records will release the new WOJCZECH full-length album, "Pulsus Letalis", mid-October 2010. The CD was recorded by Pierre Bernhard at Sessionstudio/Ostseerockstudio and mixed and mastered by Harris Johns (CORONER, KREATOR, VOIVOD, PESTILENCE) at Musiclab. The album contains 12 tracks of high-speed manic chaos. Dissonant, monolithic walls of guitar on top of a tutorial ...

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ESSENCE: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Shades Of Black", another new song from up-and-coming Aalborg, Denmark-based thrashers ESSENCE, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the band's upcoming debut album, "Lost in Violence", which is tentatively due before the end of the year via an as-yet-undetermined record label. The CD was recorded at ...

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HORNED ALMIGHTY: 'Necro Spirituals' E-Card Available

Danish black metallers HORNED ALMIGHTY will release their new studio album, "Necro Spirituals", in Europe on October 25 via Candlelight Records. Recorded in May-June 2010 and mixed and mastered by Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, KOLDBORN) at Dead Rat Studios, the CD is "comprised of the strongest and most fierce material written in the band's eight-year existence," ...

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MONSTER MAGNET, NAPALM DEATH, PESTILENCE, KATATONIA Confirmed For AALBORG METAL FESTIVAL

MONSTER MAGNET, NAPALM DEATH, PESTILENCE, KATATONIA, IMMOLATION, AMORPHIS, ILLDISPOSED, MACABRE and STUCK MOJO are among the confirmed bands for this year's Aalborg Metal Festival, set to take place November 5-6, 2010 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 100 KNIFES INSIDE AMORPHIS BY THE PATIENT CHAINFIST CROCELL DAWN OF ...

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EPICA, Ex-AFTER FOREVER Members Launch MAYAN, Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST

The following update has been posted on the official web site of the Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA: "Although EPICA has been touring around the world for months, [guitarist/songwriter] Mark [Jansen] found the time to put another band together, which he takes very seriously: MAYAN. "Mark founded MAYAN together with Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: New Song Available For Streaming

"Operation Z", a brand new song from HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — is available for streaming on the group's MySpace page. The ...

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