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THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE: Footage From CD-Release Party Available

Video footage of Dutch death metallers THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE performing at their May 16, 2009 CD-release party in Apeldoorn, Holland can be viewed below. THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE's second album, "Welcome To Bloodshed", was released on May 15 via Apache Productions in collaboration with Suburban distribution. The follow-up to 2007's "Pitch Black Dawn" features artwork by ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

England's extreme metal duo ANAAL NATHRAKH will release its new album, "In The Constellation Of The Black Widow", on June 29 via Candlelight Records. A limited-edition vinyl version of the effort will be made available the same month via Feto Records (the label run by NAPALM DEATH's Shane Embury and ANAAL NATHRAKH's Mick Kenney). A ...

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DRAWN AND QUARTERED Guitarist Issues DVD Update

Guitarist Kelly Kuciemba of the Northwest death metal band DRAWN AND QUARTERED has issued the following update: "DRAWN AND QUARTERED and Moribund Records have been compiling the materials for the upcoming 'Assault Of Evil' DVD. Odin has done a fantastic job with the layout, which includes an expanded view of the Gabriel Byrne painting from ...

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THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE: 'Graveyard Ave.' Video Available

"Graveyard Ave.", the new video from Dutch death metallers THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's second album, "Welcome To Bloodshed", which is scheduled for release on May 15 via Apache Productions in collaboration with Suburban distribution. The follow-up to 2007's "Pitch Black Dawn" will feature artwork by Sieger ...

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THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE: New Song Available For Streaming

Dutch death metallers THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE will release their second album, "Welcome To Bloodshed", on May 15 via Apache Productions in collaboration with Suburban distribution. The follow-up to 2007's "Pitch Black Dawn" will feature artwork by Sieger Miedema and a guest appearance by GOD DETHRONED vocalist Henry Sattler. "Welcome To Bloodshed" track listing (not the ...

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ROSS THE BOSS Confirmed For Holland's ALCATRAZ METAL FESTIVAL

ROSS THE BOSS, SANITY'S RAGE, KILLER and THE DIFFERENCE have been confirmed for the second edition of the Alcatraz Metal Festival, set to take place on Saturday, August 8 at Brielpoort in Deinze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGENT STEEL HELSTAR KILLER ONSLAUGHT ROSS THE BOSS SANITY'S RAGE SAXON SPOIL ENGINE ...

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ANGELCORPSE Calls It Quits

U.S. blackened death metal band ANGELCORPSE has officially called it quits. The group says in a statement, "Due to musical differences amongst its members, it has been decided with much consideration to end ANGELCORPSE." ANGELCORPSE's latest album, "Of Lucifer and Lightning", was released in the U.S. last June via Osmose/The End Records. Watch footage of ...

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THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Dutch death metallers THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE have set "Welcome To Bloodshed" as the title of their second album, due on May 15 via Apache Productions in collaboration with Suburban distribution. The follow-up to 2007's "Pitch Black Dawn" will feature artwork by Sieger Miedema and a guest appearance by GOD DETHRONED vocalist Henry Sattler. "Welcome To ...

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OPPOSITE SIDES: 'Soul Mechanics' Out Now

Spanish technical death metallers OPPOSITE SIDES have released their debut album, "Soul Mechanics", through Mondongo Canibale Records. According to a press release, the LP "stands out as modern-sounding extreme metal loaded with elecronic / industrial sounds and prog rock/fusion arrangements. Recorded in one of Italy's finest recording studios, the album also feature a stunning cover ...

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VANMAKT: Another New Song Posted Online

Swedish black metallers VANMAKT have posted another track from their forthcoming second album, "Ad Luciferi Regnum" (rough translation: To the Kingdom of Lucifer), due later in the year via Pulverised Records. The song "Id XIII Inferni" features a guest apperance from Henrik "Gjallar" Kindvall (NIDRIKE, SKALD) and is available for streaming at this ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Death Magic Doom' Artwork Unveiled

Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS will release their new album, "Death Magic Doom", on April 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. If I Ever Die 02. Hammer Of Doom 03. The Bleeding Baroness 04. Demon Of The Deep 05. House Of 1000 Voices 06. Dead Angel 07. ...

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GLORIOR BELLI: Teaser For Forthcoming CD Posted Online

Paris, France-based black metallers GLORIOR BELLI have issued the following update: "The French purveyors of Luciferian illumination will soon enter the studio to record their new full-length called 'Meet Us At The Southern Sign', to be released in 2009 via Candlelight Records worldwide. This new effort comrises of eleven tracks — every note of which ...

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ARCHGOAT: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish black crusaders ARCHGOAT will release their second album, "The Light-Devouring Darkness", in early February via Blasphemous Underground Productions. According to a press release, "revelling in pure, untrammelled hatred and blasphemy, 'The Light-Devouring Darkness' is uncompromising in its devotion to the barbaric traditions of the primitive black metal underground." The track listing for the CD ...

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GODSPLAGUE Parts Ways With Bassist, Seeks Replacement

Bassist Arska Hietala has left the Helsinki, Finland-based metal band GODSPLAGUE for "family reasons." Arska played his last concert with GODSPLAGUE at the Helldone Festival on December 29 at the Tavastia club in Helsinki. GODSPLAGUE is currently writing songs for its fourth album and planning to go into studio in the spring/summer. The band is ...

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CANDLEMASS: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS have set "Death Magic Doom" as the title of their new album, due on March 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing is as follows: 01. If I Ever Die 02. Hammer Of Doom 03. The Bleeding Baroness 04. Demon Of The Deep 05. House Of 1000 Voices 06. Dead ...

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CANDLEMASS: New Album Samples Available

Four audio snippets from the forthcoming, as-yet-untitled new album from Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS"Hammer Of Doom", "If I Ever Die", "Demon Of The Deep" and "Funeral Dreams" — have been posted on the MySpace page of the European branch of Nuclear Blast Records. They will be available online until January 10. ...

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ANGELCORPSE Announces New Drummer

Tampa, Florida-based blackened death metal band ANGELCORPSE has announced the addition of drummer Warhead into the group's ranks. Currently living in Greece, soon to move to the U.S., Warhead has been involved in several other bands over the years, including NAER MATAERON and EMBRACE OF THORNS. ANGELCORPSE is currently working on a four-song mini-CD, due ...

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MOONSPELL: 'Lusitanian Metal' DVD Trailer Available

A three-minute trailer for "Lusitanian Metal", the long-awaited new DVD from Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL, can be viewed below. The two-disc effort is being released via Century Media Records on the following dates: Italy: Friday, December 5 Spain, Portugal: Tuesday, December 9 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux: Friday, December 12 Rest Of Europe: Monday, December 15 "Lusitanian ...

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VANMAKT: 'Ad Luciferi Regnum' Track Listing Revealed

Swedish black metallers VANMAKT have finalized the track listing for their second album, "Ad Luciferi Regnum" (rough translation: To the Kingdom of Lucifer), due in early 2009 release via Pulverised Records. The CD was mixed at Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, SETHERIAL) with Tore Stjerna. The band says, "it sounds awesome! Even better than we expected!" "Ad ...

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NIFELHEIM: Anti-CLIFF BURTON, -DIMEBAG Comments Were A 'Bad Joke' That Was Taken Out Of Context

Swedish black metallers NIFELHEIM have released a statement clarifying the comments they made in the latest issue of Sweden Rock magazine where they appeared to be disrespecting the memories of both METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton and PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. In the Sweden Rock article, which was based on an interview conducted ...

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VANMAKT: New Song Available For Streaming

"Ad Luciferi Regnum" (rough translation: To the Kingdom of Lucifer), the title track of the forthcoming second album from Swedish black metallers VANMAKT, is available for streaming at this location. The CD was mixed at Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, SETHERIAL) with Tore Stjerna. The band says, "it sounds awesome! Even better than we expected!" ...

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NIFELHEIM Bassist Disrespects DIMEBAG, CLIFF BURTON

The latest issue of Sweden Rock magazine features an interview with the Swedish black metal band NIFELHEIM conducted in late September during the group's Finnish tour with WATAIN. "MÖTLEY CRÜE and MUNICIPAL WASTE are likely the worst bands in the world. Next to METALLICA," the group's bassist Tyrant (real name: Erik Gustavsson) is quoted as ...

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CANDLEMASS Completes Work On New Album

Legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS have completed work on their new album for an early 2009 release. Commented bassist/songwriter Leif Edling: "We've worked on [the CD] all autumn and it feels really good that it is completed. The sound is superfat, heavy as hell, and very organic/dynamic at the same time. Our friend Chris [Laney; ...

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MOONSPELL: 'Lusitanian Metal' DVD Delayed

"Lusitanian Metal", the long-awaited new DVD from Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL has had its release date pushed back by several weeks. The two-disc effort will now be issued on December 8 in Germany, December 9 in Portugal and December 15 in the rest of Europe. The U.S. release will follow in early January. According to Century ...

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