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MUMMIFICATION: New Album Out Now

California death grinders MUMMIFICATION have just released their brand new full-length CD, entitled "Runes of Blood", via their official web site. The album contains "nine brutal tracks of pure deathgrind, including a cover of DEATH's 'Zombie Ritual' with guest vocals by Juan Urteaga of VILE," according to a press release. Vocalist Aaron Zombie ...

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AKERCOCKE Split With Guitarist

The U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE have parted ways with guitarist Paul Scanlan. "The other members of the band feel that an injection of new blood would be the best way to achieve maximum creativity shaping their second album for Earache Records," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Scanlan's contribution to the ...

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USURPER: New Song Available For Download

A brand new USURPER track, entitled "Reptilian", has been posted online at this location (mp3). "Reptilian" comes off the group's fifth full-length album, "Cryptobeast", due in February 2005 via Earache Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Twilight Dominion" was recorded at Chicago's Rax Trax Studios with producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, DEICIDE, CANNIBAL CORPSE). ...

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BORN FROM PAIN: In Pre-Production Mode

As first reported here on Oct. 10, Metal Blade Records has now confirmed the signing of Dutch metalcore act BORN FROM PAIN. The band commented on the signing: "We are proud to be part of one of the world's most authentic and dedicated labels when it comes to hard and heavy music. We ...

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OCCULT: New Songs Available For Download

Dutch thrashers OCCULT have uploaded sample MP3s from their sixth album, titled "Malevolent Rapture". The CD, which was recorded at Stage One studios in Bühne, Germany with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD), will contain the following track listing (not final sequence): 01. Into the Eye of the Storm (mp3) 02. Rabid ...

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AVIDOST Part Ways With Singer

Chicago-based metallers AVIDOST have parted ways with singer Jen Gore. "Jen is pursuing a medical career and does not have the required time and dedication to front AVIDOST," the band write on their web site. "It was a difficult decision to take her off the album but one that absolutely had to be ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Announce New Album Title

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have set "Black Empire" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Escapi. 12 new songs were ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN In Pre-Production With NEIL KERNON

Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN are currently in pre-production with renowned producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for the follow-up to 2002's "The Damage", tentatively due next year via Nuclear Blast Records. Kernon apparently contacted the band while they were in the middle of writing material for their sophomore album and expressed interest in producing ...

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DEICIDE: Part Of European Tour Postponed; Lineup Changes Explained

Contrary to reports from the Portuguese date of DEICIDE's European tour, DEICIDE have not cancelled the rest of the trek but have instead postponed part of the tour in order to accodmodate drummer Steve Asheim, whose father has just died. The group's booking agent, Adam Elfin of First Contact Agency, has sent BLABBERMOUTH.NET the following ...

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Updated: DEICIDE Cancel European Tour

DEICIDE have cancelled the remaining dates on their European headlining tour due to a "family crisis" (believed to be the death of drummer Steve Asheim's father). The group's last live appearance took place on Friday, November 5 at at the Hard Club in Porto, Portugal, where the band reportedly performed for less than 45 minutes. ...

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ADRIFT To Finish Mixing Debut Album Next Month

ADRIFT, the Tampa, Florida-based rock band featuring former CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, have issued an update on the status of the full-length record they were slated to record in August. Commented drummer Kevin Astl: "It's been a crazy couple of months for ADRIFT. We did finish principal recording of our record at ARS Studios ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Bassist Issues European Tour Report

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has issued the following tour report: "Hey everybody, we're back from the European tour, so I figured it would be a good time to give a report of how things went. "The last time you heard from us, we had just begun the Scandinavian portion of the tour. Everything wound ...

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NAPALM DEATH Frontman Slams GEORGE W. BUSH: 'The Whole System Needs An Overhaul'

Birmingham's fathers of grindcore NAPALM DEATH kick off their 36-date North American tour tonight with their headlining show in Toronto, Canada. The first eight dates the band performs with MISERY INDEX, and the remaining dates take the band across the U.S. with CANNIBAL CORPSE, KATAKLYSM and GOATWHORE. Always outspoken about politics, NAPALM DEATH vocalist Barney ...

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KATAKLYSM Schedule Dates With MACABRE

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have scheduled several shows with MACABRE on off dates during the band's tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE and NAPALM DEATH. They are as follows: Nov. 07 - Lo-Fi Cafe - Salt Lake City, UT Nov. 21 – Roanoke - Factory 324 Nov. 26 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC Nov. 27 - ...

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OCCULT: 'Malevolent Rapture' Tentative Track Listing Revealed

Dutch thrashers OCCULT have announced the tentative track listing for their sixth album, tentatively titled "Malevolent Rapture". The CD, which is currently being recorded at Stage One studios in Bühne, Germany with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD), will contain the following songs: 01. Into the Eye of the Storm 02. Rabid Dogs 03. ...

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Finnish Metal Awards 2004: First Details Revealed

The 2004 installment of the Finnish Metal Music Awards (Sirkkelirock 2004) will be held at the Tavastia club in Helsinki on January 8, 2005. The line-up of performers for the event is currently being finalized and is expected to be announced soon. This year, the metal fans are being invited to vote for the "Metal ...

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IMAGIKA Sign With MAUSOLEUM RECORDS

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA have signed a licensing deal with Mausoleum Records for the worldwide release of their fourth full-length album, "Devils on Both Sides", tentatively due in February 2005. Work on "Devils on Both Sides" began in early 2003, with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) originally slated to handle the whole ...

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USURPER: 'Cryptobeast' Listening Party Announced

The new USURPER CD, entitled "Cryptobeast", won't be out on Earache Records until the early spring of 2005. While waiting for the pressing/layout/booklet and assorted necessities, the band wants to give some fans the chance to get an early preview. Here are the details. Saturday November 6, 2004 Delilah's 2771 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago IL ...

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HATEBREED Singer To Guest On New NAPALM DEATH Album

HATEBREED singer Jamey Jasta has been tapped to record a guest appearance on the new NAPALM DEATH album, tentatively titled "The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code". The CD, which is currently being recorded at Foel Studios in mid-Wales, is expected to surface in early 2005 via Century Media Records. Songtitles set to appear on ...

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