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Former THE CROWN Members Announce Singer, Band Name

Vocalist Andreas "Whiplasher Bernadotte" Bergh of the Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS has joined the new band formed by four former members of the now-defunct Swedish death/thrash act THE CROWN. The new group, dubbed DOBERMANN, is currently recording a collection of tunes which are being described as "pure death/thrash metal." "I'm totally hyped about ...

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THE SHOWDOWN: New Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

Newly released video footage from the recording sessions for THE SHOWDOWN's third full-length album, "Back Breaker", can be viewed below. In this latest clip, vocals are being added to the tracks "Acheilles - The Back Breaker" and "Hepheastus - The Hammer of the Gods" with some extra features thrown in. THE SHOWDOWN will release "Back ...

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SEVENTH CALLING Announces New Lead Guitarist

Minneapolis, Minnesota-based heavy metallers SEVENTH CALLING have announced the addition of lead guitarist Alex Ritchey to the group's ranks. Ritchey will work with SEVENTH CALLING on its sophomore album, "Deliverance", and will join the band live in November when they travel to the East Coast for several dates. "We are very excited to have [Alex] ...

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THE SHOWDOWN: New Song Posted Online

Tennessee's THE SHOWDOWN will release its third full-length album, "Back Breaker", on August 19 via Solid State Records. A track from the CD, "Achilles - The Backbreaker", is now available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. "Back Breaker" final track listing: 01. Titanomachy - The Beginning 02. Hephaestus - The Hammer of ...

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AMASEFFER To Attend 'Altalena' Premiere At JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL

Israel's "holy project" AMASEFFER has composed the original soundtrack for the Israeli film "Altalena". The film's premiere will take place on July 14 at the Jerusalem Film Festival. All three members of AMASEFFER will attend the screening, meet the press and talk about their work on the score. Visit the "Altalena" page at official festival ...

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THE SHOWDOWN: New Album Artwork, Final Track Listing Revealed

Tennessee's THE SHOWDOWN will release its third full-length album, "Back Breaker", on August 19 via Solid State Records. The final track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Titanomachy - The Beginning 02. Hephaestus - The Hammer of the Gods 03. Aphrodite - The Disillusionaire 04. Achilles - The Backbreaker 05. Prometheus - The ...

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THE CLEANSING: Jail Or Rock 'N' Roll

THE CLEANSING, the new Danish band featuring former members of USIPIAN, has issued the following update: "Recent events have lead us to release some insider information regarding the [debut THE CLEANSING] album. "Toke [Eld, vocals] was taken in custody by the police during vocal recording sessions in March, only a few weeks before mixing was ...

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ONCE DEAD Completes Work On 'Visions Of Hell'

ONCE DEAD, the Christian metal band featuring former members of VENGEANCE RISING, has issued the following update: "The final mix of ONCE DEAD's [debut album] 'Visions of Hell' was mailed off to Open Grave [Records] this week! I can't tell you how stoked we are as a band to ultimately have the album out of ...

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THE CLEANSING: New Album Samples Available

THE CLEANSING, the new Danish band featuring former members of USIPIAN, has issued the following update: "The [debut THE CLEANSING] album is now (finally!) complete! Jacob Hansen did a great job mixing and mastering the songs, and it sounds absolutely killer! Really tight, clean and yet very brutal! "As we speak we are in the ...

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SEVENTH CALLING: New Single Posted Online

Minneapolis, Minnesota metal act SEVENTH CALLING is currently recording its sophomore effort entitled "Deliverance" for a tentative late fall release. The follow-up to 2007's "Monuments" (Melissa Records) is once again being produced by Steve Handel and Jamie Strobach. The group's new single, "Soul Eater", is available for streaming on the SEVENTH CALLING MySpace ...

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AMASEFFER: 'Slaves For Life' Widget Available

A widget for "Slaves for Life", the debut album from AMASEFFER, the "holy project" featuring guest appearances by Mats Levn (KRUX, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY) and Kobi Farhi (ORPHANED LAND), is available below. AMASEFFER recently inked a deal with InsideOut Music. "Slaves for Life" is the first in a trilogy about the ...

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COLDWORKER: Another New Song Posted Online

COLDWORKER, the rebro, Sweden-based "blasting" death metal band consisting of current and former/current members of such acts as NASUM, RELENTLESS, RUIN and PHOBOS, has posted another new track, entitled "Seizures", at this location. The song comes off COLDWORKER's sophomore album, "Rotting Paradise", due in the U.S. on May 13 via Relapse Records. According ...

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AMASEFFER Signs With INSIDEOUT MUSIC

AMASEFFER, the "holy project" featuring guest appearances by Mats Levn (KRUX, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY) and Kobi Farhi (ORPHANED LAND), has inked a deal with InsideOut Music. The group's debut album, entitled "Slaves for Life" is the first in a trilogy about the history of the people of Israel as portrayed in ...

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COLDWORKER: 'Rotting Paradise' U.S. Release Date Announced

COLDWORKER, the rebro, Sweden-based "blasting" death metal band consisting of current and former/current members of such acts as NASUM, RELENTLESS, RUIN and PHOBOS, will release its sophomore album, "Rotting Paradise", in the U.S. on May 13 via Relapse Records. According to the group, "The album was recorded at four different location and mixed and mastered ...

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FIREWIND Interview with GUS G

By: Scott Alisoglu Guitar wizard Gus G of Greece's FIREWIND is certainly one of the hardest working men in metal. After playing in and recording with several bands at once, including NIGHTRAGE, MYSTIC PROPHECY, and DREAM EVIL, Gus decided to shift focus to FIREWIND and hasn't looked back since. With five studio albums under his ...

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COLDWORKER: New Album Artwork, Audio Sample Available

COLDWORKER, the Örebro, Sweden-based "blasting" death metal band consisting of current and former/current members of such acts as NASUM, RELENTLESS, RUIN and PHOBOS, has issued the following update: "Finally we can bring you all the info about our upcoming second album, 'Rotting Paradise', along with the cover artwork and a sample track! "The album was ...

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Christian Metallers SHINING FORCE Hard At Work On New Album

Pasadena, Texas-based Christian metal band SHINING FORCE has entered the studio with producer Mike Heald (of WARTORN and HELSTAR) to begin recording its new album, entitled "By the Blood". The group is currently in talks with several labels about releasing the CD, which promises to take SHINING FORCE "to a whole new level," according to ...

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COLDWORKER: Swedish Date Announced

COLDWORKER, the Örebro, Sweden-based "blasting" death metal band consisting of current and former/current members of such acts as NASUM, RELENTLESS, RUIN and PHOBOS, will support VOLTURYON (formerly CONTORTION) at the latter band's release party in Borlänge, Sweden on February 8 at The Rock House. COLDWORKER recently completed work on the follow-up to its debut album, ...

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COLDWORKER Completes Work On New Album

COLDWORKER, the Örebro, Sweden-based "blasting" death metal band consisting of current and former/current members of such acts as NASUM, RELENTLESS, RUIN and PHOBOS, has completed work on the follow-up to its debut album, "The Contaminated Void". The self-produced effort, entitled "Rotting Paradise", is currently being mixed and mastered at Unisound studios with Dan Swanö (OPETH, ...

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OPETH Mainman Discusses Forthcoming Album

Patrick Douglas of the Great Falls Tribune recently conducted an interview with OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: On the recently released double live album, "The Roundhouse Tapes", which spans OPETH's entire catalog: "We wanted to make sure that we concentrated on playing stuff from as many ...

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HATRED: New Album Track Listing, Artwork Available

Dutch death metallers HATRED will release their new album, "Blasphemous Deliverance", in January 2008 through Deity Down Records. According to a press release, "Musically, HATRED underwent a meta(L)morphosis. 'Blasphemous Deliverance' brings a perfectly balanced mix of all the good things that the death metal genre has to offer." "Blasphemous Deliverance" track listing: 01. Christian 02. ...

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AMASEFFER: New Single Posted Online

AMASEFFER, the "holy project" featuring guest appearances by Mats Levén (KRUX, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY) and Kobi Farhi (ORPHANED LAND), has posted its new single, "Slaves for Life", on the band's official web site. According to the group, "this is the opening track from our first part of a Trilogy ...

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COLDWORKER Confirmed For Germany's ESSEN DEATH FEAST VI

COLDWORKER, the Örebro, Sweden-based "blasting" death metal band consisting of current and former/current members of such acts as NASUM, RELENTLESS, CARNAL GRIEF, RUIN and PHOBOS, has been confirmed for the Essen Death Feast VI, set to take place January 26, 2008 in Essen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BENEATH THE MASSACRE ...

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COLDWORKER Preparing To Record New Album

Drummer Anders Jakobson of the Örebro, Sweden-based "blasting" death metal band COLDWORKER — which consists of current and former/current members of such acts as NASUM, RELENTLESS, CARNAL GRIEF, RUIN and PHOBOS — has issued the following update: "It's less than two weeks until we start recording the second COLDWORKER album (yet untitled). More details regarding ...

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HATRED To Release New Album In January

Dutch death metallers HATRED will release their new album, "Blasphemous Deliverance", in January 2008 through Deity Down Records. According to a press release, "Musically, HATRED underwent a meta(L)morphosis. 'Blasphemous Deliverance' brings a perfectly balanced mix of all the good things that the death metal genre has to offer." Two songs from the upcoming CD — ...

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ATARGATIS: New Album Samples Available

German dark/symphonic gothic metal band ATARGATIS has posted three songs from its forthcoming album, "Nova", on the group's MySpace page. Due on November 16 via Massacre Records, the CD was recorded and produced at the Helion Studios (DARKSEED, EQUILIBRIUM) in Munich, Germany. The complete layout and design was created by Katja Piolka (PRIMAL ...

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ATARGATIS Seeks Lead Guitarist

German dark/symphonic gothic metal band ATARGATIS has issued the following update: "As of today, we are searching for an ambitious and commited lead guitarist. "Our present guitarist Azmo will stay with ATARGATIS only until the end of the year for time and professional reasons as he wants to withdraw from the semi-professional sector and to ...

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COLDWORKER To Enter Studio In December

COLDWORKER, the Örebro, Sweden-based band consisting of current and former/current members of such bands as NASUM, RELENTLESS, CARNAL GRIEF, RUIN and PHOBOS, has issued the following update: "It's been quite a while since the last report from the COLDWORKER camp, but now we have lots to say — and show. We've been working hard in ...

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