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AS YOU DROWN Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of AS YOU DROWN from Borås, Sweden. The band's as-yet-untitled debut album will be released in July. Formed in the winter of 2003/2004 under the name of ETHEREAL when the average age of the band was only 17 years, AS YOU DROWN "was born to combine the speed ...

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MASACHIST To Release 'Death March Fury' This Month

MASACHIST, the project featuring Thrufel (AZARATH, YATTERING), Daray (drums; DIMMU BORGIR, VADER, VESANIA, NEOLITHIC) and vocalist Pig (Wojciech Wasowicz, a.k.a. Sauron, DECAPITATED), will release its debut album, "Death March Fury", at the end of this month in Poland by Witching Hour Productions, which is run by Bart from HERMH. The band says, "Expect deluxe packaging, ...

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DECAPITATED's VOGG Seeking New Drummer, Singer

Guitarist Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka of the Polish extreme metallers DECAPITATED — whose brother, DECAPITATED drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka, died on November 2, 2007 in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a road collision — has issued the following update "I was thinking about that for a long time and it's really hard decision for ...

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VADER: New Demo Track Posted Online

Polish death metal veterans VADER have issued the following update: "In the middle of March, VADER will enter Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland to begin recording session of band's next studio album, entitled 'Necropolis'. All the tracks will be recorded at Hertz and engineered by Wieslawski Bros. Tue Madsen (who previously worked with such bands ...

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Former DEVOURMENT Members Working On New Project

Former members of the brutal Texas death metal band DEVOURMENT, Brian "Brain" Wynn (guitar) and Brad Fincher (drums), are reuniting to work on a new project. Commented Brian: "After many years, Brad Fincher, the original drummer for DEVOURMENT 'Molesting the Depapitated' and '1.3.8.', will be joining forces with me for this future band! We are ...

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SUHRIM Drummer Quits

Drummer Kevin De Leener has quit the Belgian death metal band SUHRIM. The group says, "Kevin call[ed] it a day as drummer in SUHRIM for the same reason as Reinier [Schenk, bass]. He also will help us out with the coming shows until we found a worthy replacement for the spot behind the drumkit in ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Added To CALIFORNIA METALFEST

Florida-based extreme metallers WYKKED WYTCH have been added to the third annual California Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, March 28 t the Grove in Anaheim, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARSIS CARCASS DECREPIT BIRTH EXODUS PSYCROPTIC SAMAEL SUFFOCATION THE FACELESS VEIL OF MAYA WHITECHAPEL WYKKED WYTCH WYKKED WYTCH guitarist Gio ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Guitarist Quits

Guitarist Gio Geraca of Florida-based extreme metallers WYKKED WYTCH has left the band after a six-year run to join UPON INFLICTION (Artic Records) with drummer Gus Rios (RESSURECTION, MALEVOLENT CREATION) and singer Kyle Symons (HATE PLOW). Gio will be adding his neoclassical guitar solos to the band's second CD entitled "Inhuman In Human". Gio is ...

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HATE: New Audio Interview Posted Online

Metalhead.ro recently conducted an interview with frontman Adam The First (ATF) Sinner of the Polish extremists HATE. The chat is now available for streaming at this location. "Threnody", the new video from HATE, can be viewed below. The clip was shot in a coal mine in Silesia. According to the group, the video ...

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NERVECELL: 'Demean' Video Available

"Demean", the new video from the Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based death/thrash act NERVECELL, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "Preaching Venom", which was released last April and features PSYCROPTIC's David Haley (also of THE AMENTA, RUINS) on drums. The CD was mixed at Hertz Studio (VADER, DECAPITATED, HATE) in ...

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WYKKED WYTCH: New Demo Track Posted Online

Florida-based extreme metallers WYKKED WYTCH have completed recording three pre-production demo tracks which are set to appear on the band's fifth album, tentatively titled "Prayers Of The Decapitated". All drums and production duties were handled by Gus Rios (MALEVOLENT CREATION, RESURRECTION). The group says, "We will be shopping the new material to interested labels as ...

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HYDROGYN Films 'Candles Light Your Face' Video

Ashland, Kentucky-based rockers HYDROGYN are putting the finishing touches on the video for the song "Candles Light Your Face". The track comes off the band's latest album, "Deadly Passions", which was recorded in Huntington, West Virginia's Smash Hits Studio and includes a cover of ALANIS MORISSETTE's mega-smash "You Oughta Know". In other news, HYDROGYN's Julie ...

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DECAPITATED Singer's Family Seeking Donations

Polish extreme metallers DECAPITATED — whose drummer, Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka, died on November 2, 2007 in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a road collision — have issued the following update: "As most everyone knows, it has been just over a year since the tragic bus accident that ultimately took the life of Vitek, ...

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VADER Frontman Talks Lineup Changes

Arto Lehtinen and Luxi Lahtinen of Metal-Rules.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek of Polish death metal veterans VADER. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Metal-Rules.com: Now, something has happened in the VADER camp. The previous members Mauser (Maurycy Stefanowicz, guitar) and Daray (Dariusz Brzozowski, drums) have ...

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SUHRIM Announces New Guitarist

Belgian death metallers SUHRIM have announced the addition of guitarist Pieter Vandeputte (BATTALION) to the group's ranks. Vandeputte joins the band as the replacement for Thomas Bleys, who exited SUHRIM in July "due to a series of events." SUHRIM is currently in pre-production for its new, as-yet-untitled album, which is slated for a October 2009 ...

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VADER Confirmed For Germany's WALPURGIS METAL DAYS IX

Polish extreme metal veterans VADER have been confirmed for the Walpurgis Metal Days IX festival, set to take place May 1-2 at Festplatz in Hauzenberg, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ARTAS GRAVE DISBELIEF DORNENREICH ENTHRONED FLESHLESS GRAILKNIGHTS POPPY SEED GRINDER SINISTER IN SLUMBER SCARECROW NWA TAXIDERMIST For more information, visit ...

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NERVECELL: New Live Video Posted Online

Dubai-based death/thrash act NERVECELL has released the official video for the song "Flesh & Memories", recorded live at the Dubai Desert Rock Festival 2008. NERVECELL recently confirmed its appearance at next year's Dubai Desert Rock Festival — along with MOTÖRHEAD, OPETH, ARCH ENEMY, CHIMAIRA and AUGUST BURNS RED — which is set to take place ...

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VADER: 'Carnal' Video Available

"Carnal", the new video from Polish death metal veterans VADER, can be viewed below (clip produced by Abysmo). VADER recently debuted its new touring lineup, which is as follows: Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek (guitar, vocals) Reyash (bass) Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka (DECAPITATED) (guitar) Pawel Jaroszewicz (SOUL SNATCHER) (drums) Commented Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek: "Since the first shows in ...

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VADER Frontman Reveals More Information About Forthcoming Album

Guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek of the Polish death metal veterans VADER has issued the following update: "What's new in VADER? You know for sure about all the personal changes in line up. We just finished two-weeks tour in Baltic States and Scandinavia with GRAVE, ZONARIA and ZABBADIAH CROWS, which was 'baptism in fire' for new ...

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'Worldwide Metal' Mega-Value Box Set To Be Released

In recognition of a music genre that has spawned some of the most original and talented bands hailing from every corner of the globe, Earache Records has announced the release of "Worldwide Metal". Celebrating the diversity of metal in all of its forms, "Worldwide Metal" is the ultimate collection of the fastest, heaviest and most ...

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VADER: Umeå Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of VADER's October 24, 2008 concert at Scharinska in Umeå, Sweden can be viewed below (clips uploaded by "BobiScarecrow"). VADER's current touring lineup is as follows: Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek (guitar, vocals) Reyash (bass) Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka (DECAPITATED) (guitar) Pawel Jaroszewicz (SOUL SNATCHER) (drums) VADER's tour with GRAVE, ZONARIA and GILLA BRUJA kicked ...

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MASACHIST: New Music Posted Online

MASACHIST, the project featuring Thrufel (AZARATH, YATTERING), Daray (drums; DIMMU BORGIR, VADER, VESANIA, NEOLITHIC) and vocalist Pig (Wojciech Wasowicz, a.k.a. Sauron, DECAPITATED), has posted the songs "Crush Them", "Inborn Obedience" and "Womb" on the group's MySpace page. MASACHIST recently completed work on its debut album at Progresja Studio. The CD's cover art was ...

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NERVECELL Completes Filming 'Demean' Video

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based death thrashers NERVECELL have issued the following update: "We have finally finished shooting the music video for the song 'Demean' off our latest album 'Preaching Venom'. The video was shot in Dubai and is currently being edited at this stage. The video is scheduled to be released towards the end of ...

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VADER: Rehearsal Photos Of New Lineup Posted Online

Prior to the start of their Scandinavian tour, Polish extreme metallers VADER took part in a photo session at Warsaw's Progresja Club. The pictures, which were taken by Agnieszka Krysiuk, can be found at www.vader.pl. VADER's new touring lineup is as follows: Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek (guitar, vocals) Reyash (bass) Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka (DECAPITATED) ...

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SYN:DROM: New Songs Posted Online

Two new songs from Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM (formerly BLACKBREATH) can be heard using the MyFlashFetish.com player below. The group, which is currently unsigned, describes its musical direction as "high-quality death metal in the vein of HATE ETERNAL, AEON and DECAPITATED." SYN:DROM is: Jonny Pettersson (BONEGOD, MOURNING, HUMAN HARVEST) - Vocals Roger Bergsten (PSYCHO POETRY, ...

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