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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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ZONARIA: Three New Songs Available For Streaming

Swedish death/black metallers ZONARIA recently inked a deal with Listenable Records. The band's long-awaited third album, "Arrival Of The Red Sun", was recorded at Abyss studio in Sweden with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, SONIC SYNDICATE, HYPOCRISY, CENTINEX, CARNAL FORGE) for July 23 release in Europe and August 14 in North America. According to a ...

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BLOODBOUND Completes Work On New Album

Swedish melodic metallers BLOODBOUND have completed mixing their fifth full-length CD 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!" During the mixing sessions for the new BLOODBOUND CD, "the SABATON boys dropped by and they liked what they ...

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SOULFLY, HYPOCRISY, PAIN Added To CLOSE-UP BÅTEN

SOULFLY, HYPOCRISY and PAIN have been added to the Close-Up Båten cruise, which will leave the Stockholm, Sweden port on September 6 for Åbo, Finland, and return the following day. Also scheduled to appear are ASPHYX, CRASHDÏET, THE 69 EYES, NICKE BORG HOMELAND and RAUBTIER. Unfortunately, fans from abroad can't order tickets to the cruise ...

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HYPOCRISY: New Video Interview Posted Online

Austria's Stormbringer.at webzine conducted an interview with Swedish extreme metallers HYPOCRISY at last month's Metalfest in Austria. You can now watch the chat below. HYPOCRISY is writing material for its 13th studio album, which it plans to record later this year for an eary 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented the band: ...

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HYPOCRISY Answers Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

During a visit to the Nuclear Blast Records headquarters in Donzdorf, Germany on June 6, Swedish extreme metallers HYPOCRISY answered questions that were submitted via the Nuclear Blast Facebook page. Check out the question-and-answer session below. HYPOCRISY is writing material for its 13th studio album, which it plans to record later this year for an ...

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BELPHEGOR Preparing To Enter Studio

Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR will enter Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida on May 29 with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to begin recording its as-yet-untitled new album for a January 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The recording sessions and the mixing/mastering process will be completed by ...

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ZONARIA Signs With LISTENABLE RECORDS

Swedish death/black metallers ZONARIA have inked a deal with Listenable Records. The band's long-awaited third album, "Arrival Of The Red Sun", was recorded at Abyss studio in Sweden with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, SONIC SYNDICATE, HYPOCRISY, CENTINEX, CARNAL FORGE) for July 23 release in Europe and August 14 in North America. According to a ...

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MORTAD Seeking Second Guitarist

London, England-based, female-fronted metallers MORTAD are seeking a second guitarist. Interested parties can contact the group at [email protected] More information is available on the flyer below. MORTAD's "The Voice" video can be seen below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "The Myth Of Purity", which was made available with the February 2012 issue ...

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MORTAD: 'The Voice' Video Released

"The Voice", the new video from London, England-based, female-fronted metallers MORTAD, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "The Myth Of Purity", which was made available with the February 2012 issue of Metal Hammer magazine. The CD, which will receive a more "official" release later in the year, was recorded ...

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SEPTICFLESH Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of Greek symphonic death metal quartet SEPTICFLESH, whose eight albums and performances on tour alongside the likes of CRADLE OF FILTH, AMON AMARTH, GORGOROTH, SATYRICON, CHILDREN OF BODOM and more have earned the group international acclaim. Commented SEPTICFLESH: "We are very excited to have signed a new North American ...

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HYPOCRISY To Enter Studio In The Fall

Swedish extreme metal veterans HYPOCRISY are writing material for their 13th studio album, which they plan to record later this year for an eary 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented the band: "We're now focusing on writing new songs for the next album. We've already some new material and it sounds killer! The plan ...

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BELPHEGOR Taps Producer ERIK RUTAN For New Album

Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR will enter Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida on May 29 with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to begin recording its as-yet-untitled new album for a late 2012 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented guitarist/vocalist Helmuth Lehner: "Around 2006 I have contact Erik the ...

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