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MORTAD Begins Recording New Album

London, England-based, female-fronted metallers MORTAD are currently recording their sophomore album for a 2013 release. A short video message from the band's lead singer, Somi Arian, filmed at an airport before she made her way to Germany to lay down the vocals on the new MORTAD CD, can be seen below. MORTAD's "The Voice" video ...

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ZONARIA Parts Ways With Guitarist, Drummer

Swedish death/black metallers ZONARIA have parted ways with drummer Emanuel "Cebbe" Isaksson and guitarist Emil Nystöm. Comments Emil: "So it's time for me to take a break. I've been at this for the better part of 10 years. Through ZONARIA I've learned to know some great friends for life. I've just come to that point ...

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LOCK UP Announces European Tour

International grindcore "supergroup" LOCK UP — featuring Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES, DISFEAR), Anton Reisenegger (PENTAGRAM, CRIMINAL), Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA, VENOMOUS CONCEPT) and Nick Barker (CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR) — will embark on a brief European club tour in Febuary 2013 in support of their latest album, "Necropolis Transparent", out now on ...

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SEPTICFLESH: New Video Interview With CHRISTOS ANTONIOU

Char Tupper of MetalTitans.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist Christos Antoniou of Greek extreme metallers SEPTICFLESH. You can now watch the chat below. Season Of Mist will re-release the first five album from re Greek extreme metallers SEPTICFLESH: "Mystic Places Of Dawn" (1994), "Esoptron" (1994), "Ophidian Wheel" (1997), "A Fallen Temple" (1998) and "Revolution ...

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BLOODBOUND: 'In The Name Of Metal' Video Released

"In The Name Of Metal", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers BLOODBOUND, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's fifth full-length album, "In The Name Of Metal", which will be released on November 7 via AFM Records, The effort was recorded with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, SONIC ...

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Denmark's ESSENCE Lands Deal With NOISEART RECORDS

Danish thrashers ESSENCE have landed a deal with NoiseArt Records. The band was awarded the deal as part of a contest launched by the Austrian management and booking company Rock The Nation. This unique competition was presented and promoted by several leading European metal magazines, including Noizeletter, Metalnews.de, Stormbringer.at and Rock Hard Italy. The Rock ...

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SEPTICFLESH Catalog To Be Reissued

Season Of Mist will re-release the first five album from Greek extreme metallers SEPTICFLESH: "Mystic Places Of Dawn" (1994), "Esoptron" (1994), "Ophidian Wheel" (1997), "A Fallen Temple" (1998) and "Revolution DNA" (1999). Each reissue will come as a digipak with brand new cover artwork designed by Seth Siro Anton and bonus material. A vinyl edition ...

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LAETHORA: 'The Sightless' Video Released

"The Sightless", the new video from LAETHORA, the Swedish death/grind band featuring DARK TRANQUILLITY guitarist Niklas Sundin, can be seen below. The song comes off the group's second album, "The Light In Which We All Burn", which came out in May 2010 via The End Records. The video was created by Sundin, who comments: "Releasing ...

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BLOODBOUND: 'Metalheads Unite' Lyric Video Released

Swedish melodic metallers BLOODBOUND will release their fifth full-length CD, "In The Name Of Metal", on November 7 via AFM Records, The effort was recorded with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, SONIC SYNDICATE, HYPOCRISY, CENTINEX, CARNAL FORGE). According to the band, "This is BY FAR the best album we've done!" "In The Name Of Metal" ...

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AMORPHIS: Third Studio Webisode Available

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their as-yet-untitled 11th album for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" are being handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with such ...

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BLOODBOUND To Release 'In The Name Of Metal' In November

Swedish melodic metallers BLOODBOUND will release their fifth full-length CD, "In The Name Of Metal", on November 7 via AFM Records, The effort was recorded with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, SONIC SYNDICATE, HYPOCRISY, CENTINEX, CARNAL FORGE). According to the band, "This is BY FAR the best album we've done!" "In The Name Of Metal" ...

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AMORPHIS: Second Studio Webisode Available

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their as-yet-untitled 11th album for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" are being handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with such ...

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PETER TÄGTGREN Talks PAIN, HYPOCRISY In New Audio Interview

Kalle-Rock.de conducted an interview with PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren on July 13 at the Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. PAIN, MOONSPELL, SWALLOW THE SUN and LAKE OF TEARS will join forces for the "Into Darkness Tour 2012" in November. PAIN's ...

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LOCK UP: New Video Interview Posted Online

Brazil's "Stay Heavy" show conducted an interview with LOCK UP guitarist Anton Reisenegger at this year's edition of the Tuska open-air metal festival, which was held June 29 - July 1 in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. LOCK UP bassist Shane Embury (also of NAPALM DEATH) was unable to make the ...

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AMORPHIS: First Studio Webisode Available

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their as-yet-untitled 11th album for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" are being handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with such ...

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DEGRADEAD Announces New Drummer

Stockholm, Sweden-based melodic death metallers DEGRADEAD have announced the addition of drummer Amit Mohla (RAID) to the group's ranks. Commented Mohla: "It's really an honor to share thoughts, rehearsal studio, stage, friendship and the world with a band that I've heard so much about in the Swedish rock scene. "Being a band member in DEGRADEAD ...

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ZONARIA: 'Silent Holocaust' Video Released

"Silent Holocaust", the new video from Swedish death/black metallers ZONARIA, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Jakob Arevärn (MOBY, CARNAL FORGE, ADEPT, TRISTANIA, DRACONIA, DEAD BY APRIL) and was filmed 35 kilometers from the band's hometown of Umeå. Commented ZONARIA guitarist Emil Nyström: "We've been looking forward to working with Jakob for ...

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SERJ TANKIAN: 'I Wasn't Able To Express Myself As A Composer As Much' In SYSTEM OF A DOWN

KCET's Artbound recently spoke to singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian for its "Where I'm From" series, which aims to delve into the cultural landscape of Southern California through in-depth interviews with musicians, artists, and other culture creators, exploring the role that their environment plays, or played, in their creative ...

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AMORPHIS Guitarist Discusses Upcoming Album

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS will enter the studio in September to record their as-yet-untitled 11th album for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" will be handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with ...

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DEGRADEAD: New Video Interview Posted Online

A five-minute interview with Stockholm, Sweden-based melodic death metallers DEGRADEAD — geared specifically for the Russian market — can be seen below. DEGRADEAD's third album, "A World Destroyer", was released in North America on June 28, 2011 via Metalville Records. The CD was recorded at Peter Tägtgren's (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) Abyss studios in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, ...

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NORTHER Calls It Quits

Finnish melodic death/black metallers NORTHER have released the following statement: "We hereby announce after a long and careful consideration that we have decided to quit NORTHER. "During the last year, it has become clear that we are not able to tour or do shows as much as we would want to, this being due to ...

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LOCK UP: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire HELLFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of LOCK UP's entire performance at this year's edition of the Hellfest festival, which was held June 15-17 in Clisson, France, can be seen below. LOCK UP bassist Shane Embury (also of NAPALM DEATH) was unable to make the Hellfest appearance and was temporarily replaced by Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, BRUTAL ...

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BELPHEGOR Taps Former Bassist To Handle Vocals At EXTREMEFEST

Guitarist/vocalist Helmuth Lehner of the Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR, who underwent "a serious and difficult" operation last October, is still not fully recovered and will therefore be unable to handle lead vocals at the band's upcoming Extremefest appearances. Filling in for him until he is "able to do the vocals again and give ...

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BELPHEGOR: New Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Video footage of Austrian blackened death metallers BELPHEGOR rehearsing earlier this month in preparation for the recording sessions for their new album can be seen below. BELPHEGOR entered Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to begin laying down its as-yet-untitled new CD for a ...

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