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DJEVEL Signs With AFTERMATH MUSIC

Norwegian black metallers DJEVEL (Norwegian word for "devil") have inked a deal with Aftermath Music. The band's debut album, "Dødssanger", will be recorded later this month for a spring/summer release on both CD and vinyl. The cover artwork will be created by DJEVEL's T. Ciekals and Truls Espedal, who has previously worked with ENSLAVED. DJEVEL ...

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NECROCURSE Signs With AFTERMATH MUSIC

NECROCURSE, the old-school Swedish death metal band featuring Hellbutcher (NIFELHEIM) on vocals and Nicklas Rudolfsson (RUNEMAGICK) on drums, has inked a deal with Aftermath Music. The group's limited-edition debut EP (only 500 copies will be pressed), "Chaos Carnage Cataclysm", will be released exclusively on vinyl. A track from the EP, "Shape Of Putrid Abomination", is ...

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DUNCAN PATTERSON's ALTERNATIVE 4 Signs With AVANTGARDE MUSIC

Duncan Patterson has been an integral part of the independent music scene since 1991, still today known and recognized as the original mastermind behind ANATHEMA's early success and in particular as the driving composer behind the "Eternity" and "Alternative 4" albums. With his songwriting he contributed in defining the doom metal sound first, and then ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Interviewed On 'Wytching Hour' (Audio)

WYKKED WYTCH vocalist Ipek conducted an interview with Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, ARSON ANTHEM, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) on the January 27, 2011 edition of "Wytching Hour" show on Metal Messiah Radio between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) EST. You can listen to the program using the audio player below. ARSON ANTHEM's full-length debut, "Insecurity Notoriety", ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's ARSON ANTHEM: Footage Of First Show In More Than Three Years Posted Online

ARSON ANTHEM — the project featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) on guitar, Mike IX Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo (PONYKILLER) on bass — played its first show in more than three years this past Tuesday, January 25 at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, South ...

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AXENSTAR: 'Aftermath' Video Released

"Aftermath", the new video from the Swedish melodic power metal band AXENSTAR, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's fifth studio album, "Aftermath", which will be released on January 7 via IceWarrior Records/Rock It Up Records. The cover artwork (see below) was created by Felipe Machado Franco, who has previously worked with ...

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AXENSTAR: Trailer For 'Aftermath' Video

Swedish melodic power metal band AXENSTAR will release its fifth studio album, "Aftermath", on January 7 via IceWarrior Records/Rock It Up Records. The cover artwork (see below) was created by Felipe Machado Franco, who has previously worked with RHAPSODY, AXEL RUDI PELL, BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, BLAZE BAYLEY and ICED EARTH. A teaser for AXENSTAR's ...

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Former MANOWAR Drummer RHINO Quits BLACK REIGN

Due to "personal and private issues," former MANOWAR drummer Kenny "Rhino" Earl has left BLACK REIGN, the band featuring vocalist Wade Black (LEATHERWOLF, CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK, LEASH LAW, TIWANAKU) and bassist Rich Marks. Commented Renstrom: "Albeit short lived, its unfortunate that Rhino has had to leave. Call it what ...

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MEDEIA: 'We All Fail' Video Released

"We All Fail", the new video from the Finnish "alternative death metal" act MEDEIA, can be viewed below. The song is the opening track from the band's upcoming third album, "Abandon All", which will be released in April 2011 via Fullsteam Records. MEDEIA's second full-length album, "Cult", was released in September 2008 through Fullsteam Records. ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's ARSON ANTHEM Announces Headlining Tour Dates

ARSON ANTHEM — the project featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) on guitar, Mike IX Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo (PONYKILLER) on bass — will embark on a short headlining tour of the Southern U.S. at the end of January 2011. Joining ARSON ANTHEM ...

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Official NIGHTWISH Biography Finally Available In German

The German-language edition of "Once Upon A Nightwish: The Official Biography 1996-2006", by Mape Ollila, has finally been made available for the first time. A limited-edition version of the book comes with the platinum-certified "From Wishes To Eternity" DVD (see images below), which can be personalized (either to yourself or to someone else, especially if ...

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NIGHTINGALE: Footage From Finland's HELVATION Festival Available

NIGHTINGALE — the Swedish band featuring acclaimed musician/producer Dan Swanö and his brother Dag — performed at the Helvation festival, which was held on November 13, 2010 at Dante's Highlight in Helsinki, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below. NIGHTINGALE is: Dan Swanö - Vocals, Guitar Dag Swanö - Guitar, Vocals, ...

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AXENSTAR: 'Aftermath' Artwork Unveiled

Swedish melodic power metal band AXENSTAR will release its fifth studio album, "Aftermath", in January via IceWarrior Records/Rock It Up Records. The cover artwork (see below) was created by Felipe Machado Franco, who has previously worked with RHAPSODY, AXEL RUDI PELL, BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, BLAZE BAYLEY and ICED EARTH. The limited first edition of ...

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AFTERMATH To Release 'When Will You Die' Four-Disc Box Set

AFTERMATH, the acclaimed 1980s Chicago thrash band which released "Killing the Future" and "Words that Echo Fear" — two of the seminal demos of the era — has inked a deal with Area Death Productions. The group will celebrate its 25th anniversary by issuing a four-disc box set, "When Will You Die", containing three CDs ...

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ARSON ANTHEM: New Song To Be Premiered On FULL METAL JACKIE's Radio Show

ARSON ANTHEM — the project featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) on guitar, Mike IX Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo (PONYKILLER) on bass — will release its full-length debut, "Insecurity Notoriety", on October 12 via Anselmo's Housecore Records. The CD's title track, "Insecurity Notoriety", ...

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FLESH MADE SIN Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Dutch extreme metallers FLESH MADE SIN are putting the finishing touches on their new album, "Delirigion", tentatively due in late 2010/early 2011 via an as-yet-undetermined record label. The follow-up to last year's "The Aftermath Of Amen" is being recorded at Aftermath Studios in Kaatsheuvel, Holland with producer Marco Stubbe. Commented FLESH MADE SIN singer/songwriter Twan ...

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