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CLAWFINGER Calls It Quits

Long-running Swedish rap/metal combo CLAWFINGER has released the following statement: "Sometimes you grow together, sometimes you grow apart, sometimes you don't grow anywhere but you still keep on going anyway for lack of better options because it's all you know how to do! "Anyway, the simple truth here and now is that CLAWFINGER are calling ...

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AMORPHIS Guitarist Interviewed By U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK RADIO (Video)

On August 11, Redd of Bloodstock Radio conducted an interview with Esa Holopainen, guitarist and founding member of Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS, at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. AMORPHIS' eleventh album, "Circle", was released on April 19 via Nuclear Blast ...

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INBREEDING REDNECKS To Release 'Abnormal Life Portrayed' In October

Danish old-school death metallers INBREEDING REDNECKS — who consist of experienced metal musicians from bands like AUTUMN LEAVES, MEMORIAL, FRAMELESS SCAR and MERCENARY — will release their debut album, "Abnormal Life Portrayed", on October 14 via Mighty Music/Target. The CD was recorded at CB Studios by Christian Bonde (DAWN OF DEMISE) and was mixed by ...

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AMORPHIS Interviewed By GetYourRockOut (Video)

On August 11, Felicity Hall of GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. AMORPHIS' eleventh album, "Circle", was released on April 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the ...

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HATESPHERE: 'Murderlust' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE will release their eighth studio album, "Murderlust", on September 27 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, SICK OF IT ALL, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY) and it once again features cover artwork by MNEMIC's Mircea Gabriel Eftemie. "Murderlust" will be made ...

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HATESPHERE Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band's eighth studio album, "Murderlust", will be released on September 27. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, SICK OF IT ALL, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY) Commented the group: "As a band, there is a time ...

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AMORPHIS Interviewed At Finland's RUISROCK (Video)

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with drummer Jan Rechberger and keyboardist Santeri Kallio of Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS on July 6 before the band's performance at Ruisrock in Turku, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. AMORPHIS' eleventh album, "Circle", was released on April 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing ...

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INFERNAEON To Release 'The Cancer Within' In August

Floridian death metallers INFERNAEON will release their new album, "The Cancer Within", on August 27 via Black & Blue Records. Recorded at Smoke And Mirrors Recordings in Tampa, Florida, "The Cancer Within" was produced, recorded and mastered by James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) of Safehouse Production and mixed by Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) of The ...

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DEGRADEAD: 'For Better Or Worse' Video Released

"For Better Or Worse", the new video from Stockholm, Sweden-based melodic death metallers DEGRADEAD, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fourth album, "The Monster Within", which will be released on August 23 via Metalville. The CD was recorded between January 14 and February 2 at Panic Room studios in Skara with ...

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AMORPHIS: 'The Wanderer' Video Released

"The Wanderer", the new video from Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. Commented the band: "We've had super fun shooting this new video ...

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HYPOCRISY Mainman Interviewed By Sweden's ACCESS: ROCK (Video)

Anna Dave Bertram of Sweden's Access: Rock conducted an interview with Peter Tägtgren of Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY at this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, which was held June 5-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below. HYPOCRISY was forced to cancel its previously announced North American tour due to ...

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AMORPHIS: 'The Wanderer' Video To Premiere Next Week

"The Wanderer", the new video from Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS, will make its online debut on Tuesday, June 11. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. Commented the band: "We've had super ...

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Former KITTIE Bassist Resurfaces In SPEEDGOD

Former KITTIE bassist Ivy Vujic Jenkins has resurfaced in a brand new Lansing, Michigan-based metal band called SPEEDGOD. SPEEDGOD is a heavy metal band created and established by Sean Von Tersch (ex-DEEPFIELD) on guitar, Ivy Vujic Jenkins on bass, Miles Green (ex-BETWEEN YOU AND ME, MYTHS AND LEGENDS) on drums, and Geoff Jenkins (ex-GWEN STACY, ...

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ESSENCE: 'Gemstones' Video Released

"Gemstones", the new video from Danish thrashers ESSENCE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Last Night Of Solace", which was released on March 29 via NoiseArt Records. The effort was made available as a limited CD in a slipcase and will include a bonus track. The CD was recorded, ...

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HYPOCRISY Mainman Interviewed By OFFSTAGE TV (Video)

On April 14, Offstage TV conducted an interview with with Peter Tägtgren of Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY at Szene in Vienna, Austria. You can now watch the chat below. HYPOCRISY was forced to cancel its previously announced North American tour due to reasons beyond the group's control. The bandmembers had received their visa approvals and ...

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HYPOCRISY: First Two Albums To Be Re-Released As Limited 2CD Box With Bonus Tracks

Swedish death metal veterans HYPOCRISY will have their classic albums "Penetralia" and "Osculum Obscenum", re-released as a limited 2CD box on July 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. The LPs were remastered and enriched with extensive bonus material. In 1992, HYPOCRISY signed its first contract with Nuclear Blast Records and released its monumental debut, "Penetralia". It ...

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VANITY BLVD Signs With NOISEHEAD RECORDS

Sweden-based, female-fronted hard rockers VANITY BLVD have inked a deal with Austria's Noisehead Records. The band's second full-length album, "Wicked Temptation", will be recorded and mixed this month at Deep Blue Studios with producer Nicko Di Marion (STEELWING). The CD will be mastered at Black Lounge Studios by Jonas Kjellgren (SABATON, HYPOCRISY, OVERKILL) and released ...

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HYPOCRISY Frontman Interviewed On 'Rock Made Of Metal' (Audio)

On April 18, Radio Caley's "Rock Made Of Metal" conducted an interview with with Peter Tägtgren of Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY at at Audio Lounge, Maryhill in Glasgow, Scotland. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. HYPOCRISY was forced to cancel its previously announced North American tour due to reasons ...

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AMORPHIS: 'Circle' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"Circle", the eleventh album from Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Finland: #1 Germany: #13 Hungary: #13 UK: #14 (rock chart) Austria: #24 Sweden: #33, #3 (rock/metal chart) Japan: #39 Switzerland: #57 "Circle" was released on April 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the ...

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HYPOCRISY Forced To Cancel North American Tour

Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY have been forced to cancel their previously announced North American tour due to reasons beyond their control. The bandmembers had received their visa approvals and everything was going as scheduled until the embassy let them know that the earliest they could pick up their visas, get them stamped and so on, ...

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AMORPHIS: 'Hopeless Days' Video Released

"Hopeless Days", the new video from Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's eleventh album, "Circle", which will be released on April 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" were handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN ...

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HYPOCRISY Mainman Interviewed In Vienna (Video)

Austria's Stormbringer.at webzine conducted an interview with Peter Tägtgren of Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY before the band's April 14 concert in Vienna. You can now watch the chat below. "End Of Disclosure", the new album from HYPOCRISY, registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #35 Sweden: #29 Finland: #30 Austria: #56 Switzerland: #53 ...

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STARKILL: New Song Available For Streaming

"Whispers Of Heresy", a brand new song from the Chicagoland-based band STARKILL, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. Featuring a unique blend of symphonic black metal, power metal, and melodic death metal, the track comes off the group's full-length album, "Fires Of Life", which is due out April 29 in Europe and April ...

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HATE Bassist Suffered Cardiac Arrhythmia, Says Autopsy Report

Bassist Slawomir "Mortifer" Archangielskij of Polish extreme metallers HATE died in his sleep on April 6 after suffering from a cardiac arrhythmia. The 27-year-old suffered from an irregular heartbeat and died of natural causes, according to a posting on the band's Facebook page. The group adds: "It is also known that Slawek suffered from asthma ...

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AMORPHIS: 'Circle' Album Audio Snippets, Track-By-Track Commentary

"Circle", the eleventh album from Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS will be released on April 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" were handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with such bands as CHILDREN OF BODOM, CELTIC ...

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AMORPHIS: 'Enchanted By The Moon' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Enchanted By The Moon" from Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS can be seen below. The track comes off the band's eleventh album, "Circle", which will be released on April 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" ...

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HYPOCRISY: 'End Of Disclosure' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"End Of Disclosure", the new album from Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #35 Sweden: #29 Finland: #30 Austria: #56 Switzerland: #53 Belgium: #116 Commented HYPOCRISY mastermind Peter Tägtgren: "WOW! Recognition and thanks to all the metal fans out there! That's really awesome! We are looking forward to the ...

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