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Instinct: Decay - NACHTMYSTIUM

Azentrius is quickly climbing the ladder of USBM greatness with an ever growing roster of quality products on his Battle Kommand label, his participation in USBM super group TWILIGHT, and his accomplished string of releases as front man for NACHTMYSTIUM. With "Instinct: Decay" he has pushed his creative and crushing brand of USBM to new ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Cancel European Tour

AUDIOSLAVE have cancelled their entire European tour scheduled for the summer, according to NME.com. The U.S. rockers — who consists of former members of RAGE AGANST THE MACHNE and SOUNDGARDEN — were due to play the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals in England in late August. AUDIOSLAVE recently completed work on their third album, ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist: New Album To Contain Band's 'Most Political Song To Date'

AUDIOSLAVE frontman Tom Morello told RollingStone.com that the band's new track "Wide Awake", off their forthcoming third album, "Revelations", is "probably AUDIOSLAVE's most political song to date. The song deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the horrible way the administration has let down the people here," Morello explained. While frontman Chris ...

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NORMA JEAN: Recording New Album With ROSS ROBINSON

NORMA JEAN are currently at Radio Star Studios in Weed, CA with producer Ross Robinson (SLIPKNOT, GLASSJAW, AT THE DRIVE-IN, FROM FIRST TO LAST, THE CURE) recording their new album. After the success of NORMA JEAN's last CD, released just last year, "O God the Aftermath" (which sold more than 90,000 units), the band are ...

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KINLIN Featuring YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Drummer: Debut Album Due This Week

KINLIN, the new Florida-based band featuring YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer and acclaimed session musician Patrick Johansson along with former members of 5SKIN, will release their self-titled debut album on March 29. Recorded and mixed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida by guitarist/vocalist Dewayne Hart, the CD is described in a press release as "in-your-face hard rock that combines ...

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Invasion from the Death Dimension - FUNEROT

When metal bands from the Pacific Northwest hook up with New York's Razorback Records, good things usually happen. It usually involves a musical product consisting of a lethal and catchy combination of gore, thrash, death, and grind. The key difference with Shoreline, Washington's FUNEROT is that theirs is almost exclusively an old school thrash/crossover approach, ...

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CANDIRIA: New Album Update

Brooklyn-based CANDIRIA have posted the following update on the recording sessions for their new album: "We started out writing new material in Jupiter 4 Studios during the first few weeks of January. Jupiter 4 is the studio owned and run by Ken Schalk and his brother Steve Schalk. We used the time there to write ...

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SHALLOW WATER GRAVE: Debut Album To Surface In March

Innerstrength Records has set a March 28 release date for the debut album from the up-and-coming Connecticut melodic thrashers SHALLOW WATER GRAVE, entitled "Suspension of Disbelief". The CD was recorded at Zing Studios (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, UNEARTH) and will be mastered at West West Side. An unmastered version of the song "Lay in Wait" is available ...

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THE FUNERAL ORCHESTRA Ink New Deal With AFTERMATH MUSIC

Swedish funeral doomsters THE FUNERAL ORCHESTRA have inked a new deal with Aftermath Music for the release of their second album. Entitled "Necro Occult", the CD will be recorded in February/March and is tentatively scheduled for release on June 6, 2006. THE FUNERAL ORCHESTRA's debut album, "Feeding the Abyss", was issued in 2003 via Aftermath ...

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Norway's AMOK Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

AMOK, the Norwegian death metal quartet featuring Lava (TAAKE, ex-AETERNUS) on guitar, Necrocum (MYSTICUM, ABORYM) on vocals, Iscariah (NECROPHAGIA, ex-IMMORTAL, WURDULAK) on bass and Stanley on drums, are putting the finishing touches on their debut album, "Necrospiritual Deathcore". The CD, which will feature guest appearences from Taipan (ORCUSTUS), U. Hoest (TAAKE) and Fabban Malfeitor (ABORYM), ...

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EYEHATEGOD Frontman Released From Louisiana Jail

EYEHATEGOD frontman Michael Williams, who was arrested in Lousiana on a narcotics charge in the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, was reportedly released from a Morgan City, LA jail last week. It is not presently clear if there are still any charges pending against Williams, who was said to be on probation when he got "busted," according ...

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CANDIRIA: In Writing Mode

Brooklyn-based CANDIRIA have posted the following message on their official web site: "Plans for fall touring are being worked out. In the meantime, now that the set is getting tighter with the latest lineup, it is time we started doing some writing. "Remember: CANDIRIA has never put itself in any musical position as for what ...

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Review: OZZFEST Turns To Sweatfest

The Philadelphia Inquirer has published several photos taken at yesterday's (July 19) Ozzfest stop in Camden, New Jersey. Check them out at this location. An excerpt from David Hiltbrand's review of the day-long event follows: "Some of the bands performing on the second stage are SOILWORK, TRIVIUM and MASTODON. HEAT PROSTRATION was a ...

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AFTERMATH Split With ESCAPE MUSIC

New Jersey-based melodic hard rockers AFTERMATH have formally announced their split with U.K. label Escape Music. "Following the completion of recording for the second album 'Undone', Escape had decided that the newer material was not something they felt fit into their future," states drummer Marc Chandler. "We fully enjoyed our association with Escape and are ...

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MOURNING BELOVETH: DVD, Early Album Reissues Due Next Year

Irish doom metal act MOURNING BELOVETH have posted the following message on their official web site: The [new MOURNING BELOVETH] album ['A Murderous Circus'] is out two months now and it seems the majority of people are slowly getting in to it, the stripped back, harsher sound takes some getting use to but when you ...

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Blood Run - UNSANE

There's a classic left-brain, right-brain dilemma at work when trying to review UNSANE albums. From a strictly analytical point of view, all their shit pretty much sounds the same — Chris Spencer writes a bunch of harsh, angular riffs and yells a lot over them, and the rhythms are all angular and quirky, and jeez, ...

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CANDIRIA Awarded $29 Million For 2002 Van Crash

The New York Post is reporting that the five members of the Brooklyn-based CANDIRIA won a $29 million verdict Tuesday (April 12) for injuries they suffered when a truck hit their tour van. CANDIRIA were hurt as they traveled to a gig in Cleveland on Sept. 9, 2002, when a tractor trailer owned by Paige ...

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LJÅ Finish Recording New Album

Norwegian black metallers LJÅ have finished recording their new album at Mansion Studio. The as-yet-untitled effort will be will be mixed and mastered in the coming months for a late 2005 release via Aftermath Music. According to an official press release, LJÅ "has been active for quite a few years, developing their style, now sounding ...

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NOCTURNE To Release 'Guide To Extinction' In April

The industrial band NOCTURNE will release "Guide to Extinction" on April 19 through Triple X Records. It's the third full-length album and fourth album overall from NOCTURNE. The band's two core members are vocalist/founder Lacey Conner — a striking woman with an otherworldly voice — and guitarist/programmer Chris Telkes. "Guide to Extinction" track listing: 01. ...

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DEEDS OF FLESH Members Injured In Accidental Fall

Long-running Southern California death metallers DEEDS OF FLESH have posted the following message on their official web site: "Early Saturday morning, Mike [Hamilton, drums] and Jacoby [Kingston, bass/vocals] were involved in an accidental fall from a second story balcony. Meshell from Metal Judgment was also involved. Injuries were sustained by all three. Mike has a ...

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GREAT WHITE Members Discuss Rhode Island Nightclub Tragedy

Jack Russell and Mark Kendall of the band GREAT WHITE, whose pyrotechnics set off the disastrous fire at The Station nightclub, appeared Wednesday night (Feb. 9) on CNN's "Larry King Live". Joining them on the program were badly burned and blinded survivors of that deadly disaster as well as the father of GREAT WHITE guitarist ...

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FIVE STAR PRISON CELL Complete Work On Debut Album

FIVE STAR PRISON CELL, the Melbourne, Australia-based tech-metal band featuring former FRANKENBOK vocalist Adam Glynn along with members of TENSION and EXTRA VIRGIN, have completed work on their debut album, "The Complete First Season", with producer D.W Norton for a tentative February 2005 release through Faultline Records/Gorilla Music (via Shock Records distribution). The album's artwork ...

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SLAYER Guitarist KERRY KING: 'I'll Never Forget You, DIME'

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "First of all, I want to thank everyone for the e-mails, gifts and overall well-wishing in the aftermath of this tragedy. It's unimaginable how this could ever happen. I don't know if I'll ever get over the reality ...

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