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MORTAD: New Video Interview Posted Online

Nick Azinas of Peek From The Pit conducted an interview with Iranian vocalist Somi Arian of the London, England-based metal band MORTAD on November 26, 2011 at the Intrepid Fox in London. You can now watch the chat below. A two-and-a-half-minute video teaser for "The Myth Of Purity", the forthcoming full-length debut album from MORTAD, ...

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MORTAD: Teaser For 'The Myth Of Purity' Album Available

A two-and-a-half-minute video teaser for "The Myth Of Purity", the forthcoming full-length debut album from the London, England-based, female-fronted metal band MORTAD, can be seen below. The CD was recorded this past October with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR, EVILE) and is scheduled for an early 2012 release. MORTAD was formed in 2009 ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Interviewed In Peru (Video)

Motor Rock conducted an interview with vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL when the band played in Lima, Peru on November 2, 2011. You can now watch the chat below. OVERKILL will embark on the "Killfest 2" headlining tour in April/May 2012. Support on the trek will come from BELPHEGOR, ...

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LOCK UP Announces North American Headlining Tour With GOATWHORE

Extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP will embark on its first-ever North American headlining tour in February. Support on the trek will come from GOATWHORE and STRONG INTENTION. Originally formed by Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, VENOMOUS CONCEPT), Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR) and Jesse Pintado (NAPALM DEATH, TERRORIZER) to blast out the most caustic, ...

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ZONARIA Completes Work On Third Album

Swedish death/black metallers ZONARIA have completed work on their long-awaited third album for an early 2012 release. The CD was recorded in part at Abyss studio in Sweden with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, SONIC SYNDICATE, HYPOCRISY, CENTINEX, CARNAL FORGE). Comments bassist Max Malmer: "After recording for quite a long time, we are happy to ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Confirmed For Next Year's METALFEST

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Metalfest festival. Metalfest 2012 festival billing so far: ALESTORM BEHEMOTH BLIND GUARDIAN DARK TRANQUILLITY DEATH ANGEL ENSIFERUM HYPOCRISY IN EXTREMO KREATOR LEGION OF THE DAMNED POWERWOLF SALTATIO MORTIS VADER W.A.S.P. Metalfest 2011 was a huge success, having taken place over ...

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OVERKILL: Santiago Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of OVERKILL's November 4, 2011 performance at Club Chocolate in Santiago, Chile can be seen below. OVERKILL will embark on the "Killfest 2" headlining tour in April/May 2012. Support on the trek will come from BELPHEGOR, ABORTED, BLACKGUARD, SYSTEM DIVIDE and DIAMOND PLATE. OVERKILL is currently in the studio working on its ...

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W.A.S.P. Confirmed For Next Year's METALFEST

W.A.S.P. has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Metalfest festival. Metalfest 2012 festival billing so far: ALESTORM BEHEMOTH BLIND GUARDIAN DEATH ANGEL ENSIFERUM HYPOCRISY IN EXTREMO KREATOR LEGION OF THE DAMNED POWERWOLF SALTATIO MORTIS VADER W.A.S.P. Metalfest 2011 was a huge success, having taken place over two weekends in five countries. Bands such ...

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HYSTERICA Continuing Work On Sophomore Album; London Show Announced

Swedish MANOWAR-inspired all-female metal band HYSTERICA will perform at Camden Underworld in London, England on November 19. HYSTERICA is working on a new album titled "The Art Of Metal". According to a press release, HYSTERICA is planning "something different and unique" for the upcoming CD by "unit[ing] the music with another form of art. The ...

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OVERKILL Announces 'Killfest 2' Tour

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will embark on the "Killfest 2" headlining tour in April/May 2012. Support on the trek will come from BELPHEGOR, ABORTED, BLACKGUARD, SYSTEM DIVIDE and DIAMOND PLATE. The dates are as follows: Apr. 20 - Trocadero Theater - Philadelphia, PA Apr. 22 - Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY Apr. 23 ...

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BEHEMOTH Confirmed For Next Year's METALFEST

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Metalfest festival. Metalfest 2012 festival billing so far: BEHEMOTH BLIND GUARDIAN DEATH ANGEL ENSIFERUM HYPOCRISY IN EXTREMO KREATOR LEGION OF THE DAMNED POWERWOLF SALTATIO MORTIS VADER Metalfest 2011 was a huge success, having taken place over two weekends in five countries. Bands ...

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BELPHEGOR Frontman Undergoes 'Serious And Difficult' Operation

Guitarist/vocalist Helmuth Lehner of the Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR underwent "a serious and difficult" operation 16 days ago, shortly after the group completed its South American tour. As a result, all of the band's previously announced shows between now and May 2012 have been canceled. BELPHEGOR's ninth full-length album, "Blood Magick Necromance", sold ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Next Year's METALFEST

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans DEATH ANGEL have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Metalfest festival. DEATH ANGEL will play a special set featuring the entirety of its classic 1987 debut album, "The Ultra Violence". Metalfest 2012 festival billing so far: BLIND GUARDIAN DEATH ANGEL ENSIFERUM HYPOCRISY IN EXTREMO KREATOR LEGION OF ...

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HYPOCRISY, ENGEL, F.K.. Confirmed For Sweden's ROCKSTAD: FALUN

HYPOCRISY, ENGEL and F.K.. have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Rockstad: Falun festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2012 at Lugnet Falun in Falun, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): HYPOCRISY ENGEL F.K.. SABATON AMARANTHE NOCTURNAL RITES IN MOURNING Krister Lindholm, one of the organizers ...

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INFERNAEON Announces New Singer

Floridian blackened death metal band INFERNAEON has announced the addition of singer Eric Rhodes to the group's ranks. Commented bassist Kevin Gibbons: "We all think it's great to work with a guy like Eric. His voice and range are amazing and he really contributes to our sound. Jeramie Kling, Steven Harger, Dave Stein, and Taylor ...

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PAIN's 'Nothing Remains The Same' Certified Gold In Sweden

"Nothing Remains The Same", the 2002 album from the Swedish "hard electronic metal" band PAIN led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tgtgren has been certified gold in the group's home country for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in Sweden has revised the sales requirements for albums ...

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HYPOCRISY: 'Hell Over Sofia' DVD Trailer Available

"Hell Over Sofia - 20 Years Of Chaos And Confusion", the new DVD from Swedish extreme metallers HYPOCRISY, will be released on October 21 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will contain footage of the band's February 27, 2010 concert at the Blue Box club in Sofia, Bulgaria. Guitarist Mikael Hedlund states, "It was a show ...

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LOCK UP Drummer NICK BARKER: New Video Interview

Hectic Case conducted an interview with Nick Barker (LOCK UP, CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR) after the BENEDICTION concert at the Eisenwahn Festival, not far from Frankfurt, Germany, on July 29. He speaks about the death of guitar player Jesse Pintado (NAPALM DEATH, LOCK UP); the reformation of BENEDICTION thanks to the invitation ...

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HYPOCRISY To Release 'Hell Over Sofia' DVD

"Hell Over Sofia - 20 Years Of Chaos And Confusion", the new DVD from Swedish extreme metallers HYPOCRISY, will be released on October 14 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will contain footage of the band's February 27, 2010 concert at the Blue Box club in Sofia, Bulgaria. Guitarist Mikael Hedlund states, "It was a show ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Answers Fan-Submitted Questions - Part 3

Tommaso Riccardi, Cristiano Trionfera and Francesco Paoli of Italian brutal/symphonic horde FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE recently answered a number of questions sent in by fans via Facebook and Twitter. Part three of the question-and-answer session can be seen below. "The Violation", the new Salvatore Perrone-directed video from FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, can be viewed below. The song comes off ...

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MORIFADE: 'Empire Of Souls' Details Revealed

After a seven-year break, Swedish power metallers MORIFADE make a return to the scene with a brand new studio album entitled "Empire Of Souls". The CD was recorded at White Light Studio in Linkping and contains ten tracks featuring the band's latest additions, Kristian Wallin (vocals; ex-RISING FAITH) and Mathias Kamijo (guitar; ex-HYPOCRISY, PAIN). Due ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: 'The Violation' Video Released

"The Violation", the new Salvatore Perrone-directed video from the Italian brutal/symphonic horde FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's second full-length album, "Agony", which is scheduled for release on August 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD's intricate cover design was handled by Marco Hasmann, who previously worked with the ...

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LOCK UP: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Necropolis Transparent", the new album from the extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP, is available for streaming in its entirety at AOL Music. Due in North America on July 12 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was recorded in November-December 2010 at HVR Studios in Ipswich, United Kingdom and was mixed in January. "Necropolis ...

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