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VALLENFYRE: 'Splinters' Album Artwork Unveiled

VALLENFYRE, the U.K. death metal band featuring Gregor Mackintosh, songwriter and guitarist of PARADISE LOST, alongside members of MY DYING BRIDE, AT THE GATES and DOOM, will release its second full-length album, "Splinters", on May 12 in Europe and on May 13 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD's simple-yet-striking cover artwork was ...

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TRIPTYKON: Official 'Melana Chasmata' Listening Party To Be Held At DUFF'S BROOKLYN

The official listening and release party for "Melana Chasmata", the second album from TRIPTYKON — the occult/avant-garde metal project formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) — will be held on Friday, April 11 at 10:00 p.m. at Duff's Brooklyn in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The address ...

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HIRAX: Entire 'Immortal Legacy' Album Available For Streaming

California thrashers HIRAX will release their new album, "Immortal Legacy", on March 4 (February 24 in Europe) via SPV/Steamhammer. It will be made available as a CD, gatefold colored LP and a digital download. "Immortal Legacy" can now be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. "On our new album we more than ...

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HIRAX: New Song 'Hellion Rising' Available For Streaming

California thrashers HIRAX will release their new album, "Immortal Legacy", on March 4 (February 24 in Europe) via SPV/Steamhammer. It will be made available as a CD, gatefold colored LP and a digital download. A song from the album, "Hellion Rising", can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. "On our new album we more ...

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Video: TRIPTYKON Performs New Song 'Altar Of Deceit' In Norway

Fan-filmed video footage of TRIPTYKON — the occult/avant-garde metal project formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) — performing a brand new song, "Altar Of Deceit", on February 21 at Blastfest in Bergen, Norway can be seen below. TRIPTYKON will release its second album, "Melana ...

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TRIPTYKON: 2014 Band Photo Released

A new promotional photo of TRIPTYKON — the occult/avant-garde metal project formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) — can be seen below. The picture was taken by Christian Martin Weiss and Sylwia Makris on February 2 in Munich, Germany. TRIPTYKON will release its second ...

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TRIPTYKON: Audio Samples Of Two New Songs

TRIPTYKON — the occult/avant-garde metal project formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) — will release its second album, "Melana Chasmata", on April 15 (one day earlier internationally). The CD will be made available through a collaboration between the group's own label, Prowling Death Records ...

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TRIPTYKON: 'Melana Chasmata' Album Details

TRIPTYKON — the occult/avant-garde metal project formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) — will release its second album, "Melana Chasmata", on April 15 (one day earlier internationally). The CD will be made available through a collaboration between the group's own label, Prowling Death Records ...

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COLTSBLOOD Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records has announced the signing of U.K. monolithic doomsters COLTSBLOOD. COLTSBLOOD formed in Northern England in 2010 but did not surface until 2013 when a demo tape entitled "Beyond The Lake Of Madness" was recorded and released. Ulthar Records released this demo on vinyl soon after. COLTSBLOOD spent months pillaging the lands, guzzling mead ...

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VAMPILLIA Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records has announced the singing of the Japanese alternative experimental metal band VAMPILLIA. The Japanese metal scene is well known for its imaginative and often eccentric approach. It is rich and varied with new alternative and experimental bands appearing and collaborating often. Breaking through the crowds is Osaka-based "brutal orchestra" VAMPILLIA. Trying to put ...

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SATYRICON's FROST Forced To Sit Out 70000 TONS OF METAL Appearance

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have issued the following update: "The Department Of Homeland Security in the U.S. have changed their procedures and that means that without any warning, the processing time for someone like [SATYRICON drummer] Frost is six months. That means that he is forced to sit out on our appearances at 70000 Tons ...

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AMORPHIS: Toulouse Concert Footage Available

Quality fan-filmed video footage of AMORPHIS' November 19 performance at La Dynamo in Toulouse, France can be seen below. AMORPHIS will perform a special concert at the Olavinlinna Castle, a stone fortress built in 1475, on July 13, 2014 during the Savonlinna Opera Festival's 2014 season in Savonlinna, Finland. The idea of inviting AMORPHIS along ...

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SATYRICON's FROST Interviewed By THE DRUM HOUSE (Video)

The Drum House conducted an interview with drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON when the band performed in Milan, Italy on December 7. You can now watch the chat below. SATYRICON's new, self-titled album sold around 1,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. This is roughly in ...

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SATYRICON: Drum-Cam Footage From Milan

The Drum House has uploaded drum-cam footage of drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON performing a drum solo and the song "Now, Diabolical" live in Milan, Italy on December 7. You can now watch it below. SATYRICON's new, self-titled album sold around 1,600 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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EXMORTUS To Release 'Slave To The Sword' In February

Heavy metal shredders EXMORTUS will release their full-length Prosthetic debut, "Slave To The Sword", in North America on February 4. Recorded earlier this year at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California with producer Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, SUFFOCATION, IMMOLATION), the album features cover artwork by legendary heavy metal painter Philip Lawvere (KREATOR, CELTIC FROST, ...

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CORONER: Fan-Filmed Footage Of EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of CORONER's December 14 performance at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting at Effenaar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands can be seen below. CORONER will reportedly play one more show with drummer Marquis Marky (a.k.a. Marky Edelmann) in Zurich, Switzerland in 2014 before continuing with a replacement drummer. Filmmakers Bruno Amstutz and Lukas Ruettimann recently ...

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ELUVEITIE Announces New Violinist

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE have announced the addition of violinist Nicole Ansperger to the group's ranks. Says the band in a statement: "As hard as farewells can be, as auspicious are new beginnings! "We are thrilled to introduce to you Meri's [Tadic] successor. "We consider ourselves lucky to have found a true master of Celtic ...

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HIRAX: Complete 'Immortal Legacy' Details Revealed

California thrashers HIRAX will release their new album, "Immortal Legacy", on March 4, 2014 (February 24 in Europe) via SPV/Steamhammer. It will be made available as a CD, gatefold colored LP and a digital download. "On our new album we more than ever felt an artistic obligation to our fans to give them a really ...

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Destiny of the Gods - COVEN 13

The Detroit-based metal troupe COVEN from the mid-Eighties is not to be confused with the more notable Seattle thrashers of the same name arriving shortly after these guys. Having originally hung up their leathers in the early nineties after releasing one album, "Worship New Gods", the renamed COVEN 13 reunited in 2011 to take another ...

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AMORPHIS To Play Special Concert At Olavinlinna Castle

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS will perform a special concert at the Olavinlinna Castle, a stone fortress built in 1475, on July 13, 2014 during the Savonlinna Opera Festival's 2014 season in Savonlinna, Finland. The idea of inviting AMORPHIS along to Savonlinna was, according to the festival’s artistic director Jorma Silvasti, born out of ...

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