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GALLACTUS Signs With DIMINISHED FIFTH RECORDS

Diminished Fifth Records has announced the signing of GALLACTUS for the follow-up album to their acclaimed LP "Empire of the Eye". The CD is due this summer and and will be the third release by Diminished Fifth Records since the label's inception in July 2006. According to a press release, GALLACTUS's sound is "a flesh-yet-nostalgic ...

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INCANTATION Mainman Issues Post-European-Tour Update

INCANTATION mainman and Ibex Moon Records founder John McEntee has offered the following post-European tour update: "We have been back home from tour for a few weeks now. I have just been real busy getting things ready for the three new upcoming Ibex Moon Records releases — ESTUARY, BLOODY SIGN and THORNAFIRE — along with ...

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DESPISED ICON Frontman Comments On THE RED CHORD Tour

The Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON will spend the summer touring North America with THE RED CHORD, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, ALL SHALL PERISH and SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY. With an unrelenting lineup from top to bottom, this fan-friendly, affordably-priced tour is sure to be the perfect alternative to the oversaturated festival events. ...

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DESPISED ICON Announces New Guitarist

Vocalist Alex Erian of the Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "After going through tons of audition videos, we'd like to introduce our new guitarist; from Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Alan Glassman (GORATORY, ex-BURN IN SILENCE). Al learned and played the songs perfectly but most of ...

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NEURAXIS Names New Vocalist

Montreal-based metallers NEURAXIS have announced that vocalist Alex Leblanc (ATHERETIC, POINT BLANK RAGE) has joined the group as a permanent member. Commented the band: "After completing the European Domination tour, we knew Alex was the right man for the job. His vocals were crushing, and he displayed a very intense energy both onstage and offstage. ...

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DESPISED ICON: New Album Title Announced

The Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has set "The Ills of Modern Man" as the title of its highly anticipated sophomore album, due in Europe on May 21 via Century Media Records (one day later in North America). A brand new song off the upcoming CD, "In the Arms of Perdition", is available for streaming ...

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DESPISED ICON: New Song Posted Online

The Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has made its new song "In the Arms of Perdition" available for streaming on its MySpace page. The group recently shot a video for the track with director Jean-Philippe Bernier. This clip is said to be "a stunning performance-based offering that puts emphasis on the band's frantic ...

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DESPISED ICON Completes New Album, Shoots New Video

The Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON have completed work on their highly anticipated sophomore Century Media release with acclaimed producer/former guitarist Yannick St-Amand (BENEATH THE MASSACRE, ION DISSONANCE, NEURAXIS). The new effort was mixed by the renowned Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH) and is currently scheduled for a May 22 release. The group kicked off ...

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NEURAXIS: New Live Video Available

Montreal, Quebec's NEURAXIS has started an online tour diary documenting the band's experiences on their current trek across Europe. The Domination Tour 2007, featuring ROTTING CHRIST, MALEVOLENT CREATION, INCANTATION, NEURAXIS, and others, began on February 14 and will run until March 4. The tour diary is available via NEURAXIS' MySpace page. A live ...

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BENEATH THE MASSACRE To Tour United States For First Time

On the eve of the release of the band's full-length debut, "Mechanics of Dysfunction", Canada's BENEATH THE MASSACRE has been confirmed for the band's first appearances in the United States later this spring alongside ARSIS and ION DISSONANCE. The upcoming jaunt also includes an appearance at the second annual California Metalfest with labelmates LIGHT THIS ...

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BENEATH THE MASSACRE: Canadian Dates Announced

Canadian technical death metallers BENEATH THE MASSACRE have been confirmed for the second day of California Metalfest just one day after labelmates LIGHT THIS CITY and THE FUNERAL PYRE are scheduled to perform. The band will also be hitting the road later in February for a mini CD-release tour in support of the band's forthcoming ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Guitarist Slams BLABBERMOUTH.NET 'Sh*t-Talkers'

Guitarist Phil Fasciana of the veteran Florida-based extreme metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION has slammed the BLABBERMOUTH.NET detractors who have bashed the group for inviting SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson to make a guest appearance on the upcoming MALEVOLENT CREATION album, "Doomsday X". In a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET earlier today, Fasciana wrote, "After reading some ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION: New Album To Include Guest Appearance By SLIPKNOT Guitarist

Veteran Florida-based extreme metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have completed work on their tenth full-length album, "Doomsday X", at Mercury Recording Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida for an early summer release via Nuclear Blast Records. "Recording sessions went very well and the band is very satisfied with the new material!" the group writes in a press release. ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Putting Finishing Touches On 'Doomsday X' Recordings

Veteran Florida-based extreme metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION are putting the finishing touches on their tenth full-length album, "Doomsday X", tentatively due early summer via Nuclear Blast Records. "Just bass and vocals remain to be finished and then mixed while we are on tour," the band writes in a press release. MALEVOLENT CREATION previously stated about the ...

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INCANTATION Drummer KYLE SEVERN To Sit Out Upcoming Tour

Former INCANTATION member Jim Roe will fill in for drummer Kyle Severn on the band's upcoming European tour with MALEVOLENT CREATION, ROTTING CHRIST, NEURAXIS, MYSTIC CIRCLE, HARM, and INACTIVE MESSIAH. "It sucks that I won't be able to play drums for the European tour, but I need the time to fulfill some work obligations outside ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Begins Recording New Album

Veteran Florida-based extreme metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have commenced the recording sessions for their tenth full-length album, "Doomsday X". "Dave [Culross] finished tracking the drums and arrived home this evening," the band writes in an update. "They recorded 12 songs and Dave is very happy with the natural feel they achieved, without sounding overly mechanical. The ...

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NEURAXIS Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement

Montreal-based NEURAXIS has announced that it has parted ways with vocalist Ian Campbell. The band comments: "We thank Ian for his help and dedication to the band and we wish him the best." NEURAXIS has confirmed that Alex Leblanc (ATHERETIC, POINT BLANK RAGE) will be taking care of vocal duties for NEURAXIS on the following ...

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ALARUM Announces New Drummer

Melbourne, Australia's ALARUM has announced the addition of drummer Rob Brens to the group's ranks. Brens joins the band as the replacement for previous skinsman Racca, who left ALARUM this past summer "to pursue other interests." ALARUM is currently writing material for a new album as well as preparing for a gig supporting TESTAMENT in ...

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ILLOGICIST Signs With WILLOWTIP

Italian progressive/technical death metal band ILLOGICIST has inked a two-album deal with Willowtip (NECROPHAGIST, NEURAXIS, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, MISERY INDEX, ALARUM, CROWPATH, ION DISSONANCE, CAPHARNAUM, ROTTEN SOUND). The group's new album will be recorded in January 2007 for a spring release. The drum tracks on the CD will be laid down by the "legend of extreme ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Completes Songwriting Process For New Album

Veteran Florida-based extreme metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have issued the following update: "The band has completed the writing and pre-production demos for 13 songs and will begin the recording of their tenth full-length album, 'Doomsday X', in the coming weeks of November. We're very happy with the direction the music has taken for this new album ...

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NEURAXIS Announces New Guitarist

Montreal-based NEURAXIS has announced the addition of guitarist Will Seghers as a permanent member. Guitarist Rob Milley comments: "After completing our U.S./Canadian tours as live guitarist, Will proved to be the right choice for us. Musically, he is a very good guitar player. Personally, we get along well and he's easy to work with. I'm ...

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MELECHESH: 'Emissaries' Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

Osmose Productions has set an October 30 European release date for the new MELECHESH album, entitled "Emissaries". The track listing for the effort is as follows 01. Rebirth of the Nemesis (Enuma Elish Rewritten) 02. Ladders to Sumeria 03. Deluge of Delusional Dreams: Act I: Cast Tempest from the East Act II: Enlil's Retaliation 04. ...

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MISERY INDEX Completes Work On 'Conquistadores' Video

MISERY INDEX has completed work on the music video for "Conquistadores" from its acclaimed new album "Discordia". The video was filmed on location in Brooklyn, NY with director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED) and producers Dale Resteghini and Melissa Manousos of Raging Nations Films. Still images from the video, which will make its international debut in ...

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MISERY INDEX To Shoot 'Conquistadores' Video

MISERY INDEX will film a video for the track "Conquistadores" from its acclaimed new album "Discordia". The shooting for the video, the band's first from "Discordia", will take place with director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, ALL THAT REMAINS) and producer Dale Resteghini of Raging Nations films next week with the band on location in Brooklyn, ...

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