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BELPHEGOR: 'Blood Magick Necromance' First-Week Chart Positions

"Blood Magick Necromance", the ninth full-length album from Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR, has registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: Austria: #39 Germany: #97 The CD was released on January 14 in Europe and will be made available on February 8 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was produced ...

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Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist Joins ZONARIA

Los Angeles guitarist Caleb Bingham (pictured below; ASCENSION, ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) has joined the Swedish death/black metal band ZONARIA. Commented ZONARIA guitarist Emil Nyström: "Caleb has been a great friend of mine for quite some time. And while recording our third CD, Simon felt like he wanted to focus on the singing. So from ...

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KAMPFAR: New Album Details Revealed

Norwegian old-school black metallers KAMPFAR will release their new album, "Mare", in Europe on March 25 and in the U.S. on April 5 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Heimgang" album was recorded at Abyss studios in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN). "Mare" track listing: 01. Mare 02. Ildstemmer ...

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BELPHEGOR: Title Track Of New Album Available For Streaming

"Blood Magick Necromance", the title track of the ninth full-length album from Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR, can be streamed in the Soundcloud player below. The CD was released on January 14 in Europe and will be made available on February 8 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was produced by ...

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ZONARIA Bassist Quits

Bass player Markus Åkebo has left the Swedish death/black metal band ZONARIA. Commented guitarist Emil Nyström: "We've had some great tours the last couple of years with Markus and we're going to miss him bad. But sometimes people need to move on and Markus needed a change in life. We wish him all the best ...

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POWERWOLF Confirmed For Germany's ROCKHARZ Festival

Multinational metalheads POWERWOLF have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place July 7-9, 2011 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS CALIBAN EMIL BULLS END OF GREEN FEUERSCHWANZ FREI.WILD GRAND MAGUS HACKNEYED HAIL OF BULLETS ...

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SEPTICFLESH: New Album Title Revealed

Greek demons SEPTICFLESH have set "The Great Mass" as the title of their new album, due on April 18 in Europe (April 19 in North America). The new opus will be made available in several formats, to be unveiled soon. A brand new song from SEPTICFLESH's forthcoming album, entitled "The Vampire From Nazareth", was released ...

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LOCK UP: New Album Title Revealed

Extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP has set "The Embodiment Of Paradox And Chaos" as the title if its new album, tentatively due this spring via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. The CD was recorded in November-December at HVR Studios in Ipswich, United Kingdom and is scheduled to be mixed later this month. Fan-filmed video footage of ...

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LEGION OF THE DAMNED Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK CRUISE

Dutch thrash metal band LEGION OF THE DAMNED has been confirmed for the next Sweden Rock Cruise, set to sail from Stockholm to Turku, Finland and back on April 7-8, 2011. Also scheduled to appear are the German metal queen Doro Pesch and the the reunited original lineup of ELECTRIC BOYS. Three more acts will ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: More 'Delta' Release Dates Announced

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will release their fourth album, "Delta", via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux, Italy: February 25 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 23 Rest Of Europe: February 28 USA, Canada: March 15 The CD was recorded Dreamscape Studios in Munich, Germany and marks the debut of the ...

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SEPULTURA Confirmed For Germany's ROCKHARZ Festival

Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA have been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place July 7-9 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS CALIBAN EMIL BULLS END OF GREEN FEUERSCHWANZ FREI.WILD GRAND MAGUS HACKNEYED HAIL OF BULLETS HAMMERFALL ...

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ARCTURON: 'The Dissenter' Video Released

"The Dissenter", the new video from the Swiss death metal band ARCTURON, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's forthcoming debut album, "The Eight Thorns Conflict", which was recorded at Peter Tägtgren's (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) Abyss studios in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CENTINEX, WORLD BELOW). An early ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: 'Delta' Track Listing Revealed

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will release their fourth album, "Delta", on February 25, 2011 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded Dreamscape Studios in Munich, Germany and marks the debut of the band's new singer, Maxi Nil, who joined the group last year. "Delta" track listing: 01. Black River Delta 02. Memento 03. ...

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DEGRADEAD Signs With METALVILLE RECORDS

Stockholm, Sweden-based melodic death metallers DEGRADEAD have inked a deal with Metalville Records for the release of their third album, "A World Destroyer". A spring release is expected. Two songs from the forthcoming CD — "Human Nature" and "Taste Of Destiny" — are available for streaming in the YouTube clips below. "A World Destroyer" was ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: New Song Sample Available

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will release their fourth album, "Delta", on February 25, 2011 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded Dreamscape Studios in Munich, Germany and marks the debut of the band's new singer, Maxi Nil, who joined the group last year. Working songtitles set to appear on the album include "Aeon", ...

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SEPTICFLESH: New Single Due This Friday

A brand new song from Greek demons SEPTICFLESH's forthcoming album will be available this Friday. The single is entitled "The Vampire From Nazareth" and will be released as digital download worldwide. Go to Amazon.com to listen to a 30-second clip. French fans will also find the song on a dropcard that will be ...

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SCAR SYMMETRY: New Audio Interview With PER NILSSON

On December 7, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with guitarist Per Nilsson of Swedish progressive melodic death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. SCAR SYMMETRY's latest album, "Dark Matter Dimensions", was released on October 2, 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records. ...

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TARJA TURUNEN, TURISAS, FREI.WILD, LETZTE INSTANZ Confirmed For Germany's ROCKHARZ Festival

TARJA TURUNEN, TURISAS, FREI.WILD and LETZTE INSTANZ have been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place July 7-9 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS CALIBAN EMIL BULLS END OF GREEN FEUERSCHWANZ FREI.WILD GRAND MAGUS HACKNEYED ...

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BELPHEGOR: New Song Available For Streaming

"Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Sathan", a brand new song from the Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR, is available for streaming on the band's Facebook page. The track comes off the group's ninth full-length studio album, "Blood Magick Necromance", which is scheduled for release on January 14, 2011 in Europe and on ...

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HYPOCRISY Mainman Interviewed On 'The Governor's Ball' (Audio)

Vocalist/guitarist Peter Tägtgren of Swedish extreme metallers HYPOCRISY was interviewed for the latest episode of "The Governor's Ball". You can now stream the program in two parts below. HYPOCRISY's February 27 concert at the Blue Box club in Sofia, Bulgaria was filmed for an upcoming DVD release. "A Taste Of Extreme Divinity", the latest album ...

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DEGRADEAD: Two New Songs Posted Online

Stockholm, Sweden-based melodic death metallers DEGRADEAD have uploaded two songs — "Human Nature" and "Taste Of Destiny" — from their forthcoming third album, "A World Destroyer". Check them out in the YouTube clips below. "A World Destroyer" was recorded at Peter Tägtgren's (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) Abyss studios in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden with producer Jonas Kjellgren ...

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KAMPFAR Guitarist Quits

Norwegian old-school black metallers KAMPFAR have parted ways with guitarist Thomas. His statement on the matter reads as follows: "After playing guitar in KAMPFAR for quite a few years, I have now decided to leave the band. "I cannot even begin to sum up all the good times I've had together with my bandmates, and ...

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BELPHEGOR: 'Blood Magick Necromance' Studio Trailer Released

A trailer for "Blood Magick Necromance", the ninth full-length studio album from Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR, can be viewed below. Due on January 14, 2011 in Europe and on February 8, 2011 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced by Peter Tägtgren (IMMORTAL, CELTIC FROST, HYPOCRISY, DIMMU BORGIR) at ...

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