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BLACK SUN AEON Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

BLACK SUN AEON — the new "dark, death, doom" project from Tuomas Saukkonen (BEFORE THE DAWN, THE FINAL HARVEST, DAWN OF SOLACE) — has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH ...

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CYNIC's PAUL MASVIDAL: 'I Don't Think I'm Capable Of Writing Really Simple, Simple Music'

Christopher Porter of Washington Post Express recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal of the reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNIC. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Washington Post Express: Where did your interest in chromaticism come from? Masvidal: I don't know. I think it's just listening to different kinds ...

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SYN:DROM Issues Album Update

Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM (formerly BLACKBREATH) have issued the following update: "Most of the songs for the [debut SYN:DROM] album are done and pre-recorded. We will write about 3-4 more songs in addition to the ones that are done! The album will definitely contain the most brutal and intense material that we have ever created! ...

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SLUMBER To Enter Studio In September

Swedish melodic doom/death metallers SLUMBER have issued the following update: "Recording of the album 'Resonance' will begin September 1. Four weeks recording is scheduled. "We are proud beyond words of what we have achieved during these four years of hard struggle to make this HUGE voyager album. "The album consists of 10-12 songs, approximately 50 ...

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SYN:DROM Signs With VICISOLUM PRODUCTIONS

Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM (formerly BLACKBREATH) have inked a two-album deal with ViciSolum Productions. The band's as-yet-untitled debut will be released in the winter. The group says, "About half of the songs for the album are done and [we] will finish the writing process during spring/early summer." Two songs from SYN:DROM can be heard using ...

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ENTRANCEMPERIUM: New Song Posted Online

Kenosha, Wisconsin black metal band ENTRANCEMPERIUM has announced the addition of Tommy Murder from CORRUPTOR to the group's ranks. To mark this momentous occasion, ENTRANCEMPERIUM has uploaded the full and uncut track "Mastery of the Black Arts" off the band's forthcoming debut album, tenatively titled "Aeon of Seth". "Aeon of Seth" track listing: ...

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HELLSAW: New Song Posted Online

Austrian black metal mongrels HELLSAW have posted a new new song, "Ache", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's third full-length album, "Cold", whcih will be issued in March/April via Napalm Records. The band once again tapped DARK FORTRESS guitarist V. Santura to produce the new CD. The release dates ...

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HELLSAW Announces 'Cold' Release Party

Austrian black metal mongrels HELLSAW have confirmed a release party for their third full-length album, "Cold", on March 28 at Kulturkeller in Gleisdorf, Austria. Also scheduled to appear are SCULPTOR and IRDORATH. "Cold" will be issued in March via Napalm Records. The band once again tapped DARK FORTRESS guitarist V. Santura to produce the new ...

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HELLSAW: 'Cold' Track Listing, Release Dates Announced

Austrian black metal mongrels HELLSAW will release their third full-length album, "Cold", in March via Napalm Records. The band once again tapped DARK FORTRESS guitarist V. Santura to produce the new CD. The release dates for individual countries are as follows: March 25: Finland, Spain March 27: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, France, Italy, Sweden March ...

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MISERY INDEX Unable To Make Linköping Concert

Baltimore, Maryland metal masters MISERY INDEX have issued the following update: "Sorry to everyone in Sweden, our tour vehicle broke down in Denmark last night and we are here waiting for repairs, so we unfortunately can not make it over to [the show in Linköping] Sweden tonight [Sunday, January 11], along with the other bands ...

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HATE ETERNAL Drops Off JOB FOR A COWBOY Tour

Florida-based extreme metallers HATE ETERNAL have issued the following update: "HATE ETERNAL have been forced to drop off the ongoing JOB FOR A COWBOY North American tour due an infection in Erik Rutan's [guitar, vocals] hand and complications in his kidney. Erik was admitted to an Iowa City hospital on the early morning of November ...

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CYNIC: Interview With PAUL MASVIDAL

By: Scott Alisoglu Paul Masvidal had an epiphany that it was time to unleash CYNIC and blow minds all over again. For the last 15 years, "Focus" has served as the bench mark for the heavy end of progressive metal (some might say progressive "death" metal, but more on that later) and here we are ...

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HATE ETERNAL: St. Paul Show Cancelled

Florida-based extreme metallers HATE ETERNAL have cancelled tonight's (Sunday, November 23) concert with JOB FOR A COWBOY, ALL SHALL PERISH, ANIMOSITY and ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY at Station 4 in St. Paul, Minnesota due to an illness within the band. The other bands will play the gig as scheduled. HATE ETERNAL, MISERY INDEX, AEON and ...

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SYN:DROM: New Songs Posted Online

Two new songs from Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM (formerly BLACKBREATH) can be heard using the MyFlashFetish.com player below. The group, which is currently unsigned, describes its musical direction as "high-quality death metal in the vein of HATE ETERNAL, AEON and DECAPITATED." SYN:DROM is: Jonny Pettersson (BONEGOD, MOURNING, HUMAN HARVEST) - Vocals Roger Bergsten (PSYCHO POETRY, ...

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HATE ETERNAL Announces One-Off Headlining Show In Florida

Florida-based extreme metallers HATE ETERNAL have issued the following update "We are playing a headlining show at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, November 8. Opening bands will be announced soon. It will be our only headlining show in the area for the rest of the year before we go out with ...

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A Conversation With CANNIBAL CORPSE's ALEX WEBSTER

By: Scott Alisoglu CANNIBAL CORPSE is a band of the people; well, the death metal people anyway. Since forming in 1987, the unit has always given the fans what they've wanted — consistently good albums, gore-drenched lyrics, and staggering levels of brutality. The quintet's dedication, work ethic, and business sense has turned them into one ...

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SYN:DROM: Three New Songs Posted Online

Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM (formerly BLACKBREATH) have posted three new songs on their MySpace page. The group, which is currently unsigned, describes its musical direction as "high-quality death metal in the vein of HATE ETERNAL, AEON and DECAPITATED." SYN:DROM is: Jonny Pettersson (BONEGOD, MOURNING, HUMAN HARVEST) - Vocals Roger Bergsten (PSYCHO POETRY, ex-HECTORITE) ...

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THE LAST FELONY Signs With GALY RECORDS

Galy Records has announced the signing of the Montreal-based technical death metal band THE LAST FELONY. According to a press release, the group's "craft of morbid melodies, intricate guitar work and extreme drumming will not remain unheard for long. Recorded and mixed by rising metal producer Jef Fortin (NEURAXIS, ANONYMUS), THE LAST FELONY's 'Aeon Of ...

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CYNIC Planning 'World Tour' In The Fall

Drummer Sean Reinert of the reunited progressive metallers CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, has issued the following update: "Many of you might be in the 'know' but for those of you who are unaware CYNIC has been booked for the Wacken [Open Air] ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN: New Album Details Revealed

Los Angeles based extreme metallers ABYSMAL DAWN have revealed the final artwork and track listing for their Relapse Records debut, "Programmed to Consume". The cover by Pär Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, WINDS OF PLAGUE) can be viewed at this location can now be viewed at the band's MySpace page. "Programmed to Consume" track listing: 01. ...

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AEON Officially Welcomes Back Drummer NILS FJELLSTRÖM

Swedish metallers AEON have issued the following update: "It feels like its time to make up our minds about our drummer situation. We have now decided to give Nils [Fjellström] a real second chance. We have been playing together with him for about seven weeks now since he got back home and he is showing ...

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SEPULTURA: Footage From 'Metalmania 2007' DVD Posted Online

Professionally filmed video footage of Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA performing the song "False" at the 21st edition of the Metalmania Festival, the biggest and the most prestigious metal festival in Central-Eastern Europe, can be viewed below. The clip is taken from the "Metalmania 2007" DVD+CD, which was released earlier in the month via Metal Mind Productions. ...

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SANCTUS Rarities Available For Free Download

Defunct California death/black metal band SANCTUS has made a pair of rare recordings available for free download on its new discography site at SanctusMusic.com. "Fateshifter", the band's swan song EP from 2003, and the group's original demo from 1998 (when the band was called PANTHEON) have been posted for download. Only 50 copies ...

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AEON Issues Update

Sweden's AEON have posted the following update: "We have been working really hard on finding a temporary or permanent solution to our drummer situation. There are some interesting drummers out there that we have been talking to but we have not come to any conclusions just yet. "And speaking of drummers, we have straightened a ...

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