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NERVECELL Seeking Drummer

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based death thrashers NERVECELL have issued the following update: "We are looking for an experienced drummer with extreme metal drumming capabilities, willing to travel or to relocate to Dubai to join the band's rehearsals. Must have the ability to tour and record professionally. Interested drummers can contact us by emailing [email protected] or ...

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SUHRIM Parts Ways With Guitarist

Belgian death metallers SUHRIM have issued the following update: "Due to a series of events in the band, SUHRIM decided to part ways with Thomas [Bleys, guitar]. This was the best decision for the common good of the band. We gained a good friend and we wish Thomas the best of luck on all future ...

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NECROPHAGIST: 'Summer Slaughter 2007' DVD Preview Clip Available

German technical death metallers NECROPHAGIST have posted a preview clip of the forthcoming "Summer Slaughter 2007" DVD, recorded with six cameras at the The Opera House in Toronto, Canada on July 2, 2007 during last year's Summer Slaughter tour. Watch the clip below. Also appearing on the DVD are DECAPITATED and CATTLE DECAPITATION, among many ...

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VADER: 'XXV' Samples Available

Polish death metal veterans VADER have released their anniversary album, "XXV", on Regain Records. "XXV" was specially recorded for VADER's 25th anniversary and features re-recorded songs from the band's history. The album was entirely recorded, mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio with the Wieslawscy Bros. at the helm, known for their previous VADER collaborations on ...

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ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY Begins Work On New Material

UK-based death metallers ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY have issued the following update: "We have started work on writing the follow-up full-length to 'Before The Throne Of Infection'. Over the past few weeks we have started to compile ideas and thoughts on concept, content and which route of progression we want to take. We have started ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE To Headline 'Summer Slaughter UK' Tour

California-based extreme metal quintet SUICIDE SILENCE will headline Summer Slaughter UK tour in August/September with support from AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, BORN OF OSIRIS, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY and THE BERZERKER. Commented Summer Slaughter tour creator Ash Avildsen (from booking agent TKO): "We started the Summer Slaughter Tour in 2007 with NECROPHAGIST and ...

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VADER Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Temporary Replacement

Polish death metal veterans VADER have issued the following update: "After five years of working with VADER, our bassist Novy (true name Marcin Nowak) decided to part ways with the band! He made his decision right after recently finished European tour. We would like to thank him for all those years of successful cooperation and ...

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HATE: 'Threnody' Video Posted Online

"Threnody", the new video from the Polish extreme metal band HATE, can be viewed at this location (Windows Media). The clip was shot in a coal mine in Silesia. According to the group, the clip was directed by Maciej Dabrowski, and the production part was realized in collaboration with Rochstar one of the ...

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HATE: 'Threnody' Video To Debut On Polish Portal

Polish extreme metal band HATE recently shot a video for the song "Threnody" in a coal mine in Silesia. According to the group, the clip was directed by Maciej Dabrowski, and the production part was realized in collaboration with Rochstar one of the biggest independent production houses in commercial Polish TV. The video's storyline tells ...

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SYN:DROM: Three New Songs Posted Online

Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM (formerly BLACKBREATH) have posted three new songs on their MySpace page. 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, ex-HECTORITE) ...

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HATE Completes Work On 'Threnody' Video

Polish extreme metal band HATE recently shot a video for the song "Threnody" in a coal mine in Silesia. According to the group, the clip was directed by Maciej Dabrowski, and the production part was realized in collaboration with Rochstar one of the biggest independent production houses in commercial Polish TV. The video's storyline tells ...

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DECAPITATED: 'Human's Dust' DVD Preview Available

Metal Mind Productions will release the first-ever DVD from Polish extreme metallers DECAPITATED, entitled "Human's Dust", on June 9 in Europe and June 10 in the U.S. The DVD will be available in two versions: as a standard DVD and as a very unique star metalpack DVD edition limited to 3,000 copies. The main feature ...

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Former DECAPITATED Frontman Joins MASACHIST

Guitarist Thrufel (AZARATH, YATTERING) has issued the following update regarding his MASACHIST project, also featuring Daray (drummer of VADER, VESANIA and NEOLITHIC): "We are happy to inform you that we have just laid down the final tracks for our debut album. To be honest, it went far beyond our expectations, and that is mostly because ...

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EPICA Stand-In Singer Releases Final Video Video Tour Diary Entries

Amanda Somerville the American singer-songwriter and vocal coach who was recently tapped to replace EPICA vocalist Simone Simons on the band's North American tour with SYMPHONY X due to Simons' ongoing health issues has posted the final updates to her video tour diary. Watch the footage below. Simons was recently infected with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ...

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METALMANIA FESTIVAL 2009: First Details Revealed

The 23rd edition of the Metalmania Festival the biggest metal event in Central-Eastern Europe will take place on the following dates: Friday, March 6, 2009 - Zlin (CZ), Novesta Hall Saturday, March 7, 2009 - Katowice (PL), Spodek Hall The Metalmania Festival has a long and great history. Running for over 20 years, it has ...

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AMON AMARTH Launches Web Site In Support Of New Album

Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH entered Fascination Street Studio in rebro, Sweden on May 1 to begin recording their seventh full-length album for a late 2008 release via Metal Blade Records. To make the wait a bit more entertaining, Metal Blade has launched an exclusive web site with lots of features. The site will be ...

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AMON AMARTH To Enter Studio This Week

Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH have issued the following update: "On May 1st (Labour day here in Sweden) we enter Fascination Street Studio to start recording our seventh full-length album. We have ten killer songs, some classic AMON AMARTH tunes, some really epic moments and some of the most brutal stuff we've ever written! We ...

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AMON AMARTH Replaces CELTIC FROST At Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH have replaced the now apparently defunct Swiss metal band CELTIC FROST on the billing of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Commented AMON AMARTH in a statement: "Despite the unfortunate circumstance, we're happy to return to Tolmin." AMON AMARTH is scheduled to enter Fascination ...

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AMON AMARTH To Be Featured On Tonight's 'Rebel Access' TV

Swedish "Viking" metallers AMON AMARTH will be the featured band on tonight's (March 30) "Rebel Access" TV, which airs at 10:00 p.m. on Channel 19 all over the Chicagoland area. The program will include an interview along with performance footage shot while the group was in Chicago. "Rebel Access" features a band one week and ...

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AMON AMARTH: 'We Have A Handful Of Great New Songs Already'

Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH have issued the following update: "Back from a two-week vacation we've continued working on new songs for our upcoming release. We have a handful of great songs already, soon-to-be AMON AMARTH classics, and we still have plenty of great song ideas. On March 27th were taking a break from the ...

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NERVECELL To Support VADER In Egypt

Dubai-based death/thrash metal band NERVECELL has been confirmed as the support act for VADER on April 11 in Cairo, Egypt. This will mark NERVECELL's second appearance in Egypt as the group had previously headlined Egypt Metal Festival in March 2007. Check out a flyer for the show at this location. NERVECELL will release ...

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NERVECELL: 'Preaching Venom' Release Date Announced

Dubai-based death/thrash metal act NERVECELL will release its new album, "Preaching Venom", on April 1 via Music Master in the Middle East and North Africa region. "Preaching Venom" features PSYCROPTIC's David Haley (also of THE AMENTA, RUINS) on drums. The CD was mixed at Hertz Studio (VADER, DECAPITATED, HATE) in Poland by Wieslawscy Bros. and ...

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DECAPITATED: First-Ever DVD Due In June

Metal Mind Productions will release the first-ever DVD from Polish extreme metallers DECAPITATED, entitled "Human's Dust", on June 9 in Europe and June 10 in the U.S. The DVD will be available in two versions: as a standard DVD and as a very unique star metalpack DVD edition limited to 3,000 copies. The main feature ...

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DECAPITATED's VITEK: Tribute T-Shirt Now Available

An exclusive "Vitek Tribute T-Shirt" commemorating the untimely passing of DECAPITATED drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka is now available. Limited to 100 units, it also commemorates the 2005 DECAPITATED/GOREROTTED European tour, which hit 12 countries in just under 30 days. Wilson Gorerotted states: "I wanted to do something to mark our respect for the time we ...

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DECAPITATED Singer 'Is Stable And On His Way To A Full Recovery'

Polish extreme metallers DECAPITATED — whose drummer, Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka, died on November 2 in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a road collision — have issued the following update: "Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to each and every person due to the overwhelming response followed by the tragic events of last October. ...

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GRAVE: CD-Release Show Announced

Veteran Swedish death metallers GRAVE have scheduled a CD-release show for their new album, "Dominion VIII", on April 18 at the Headbangers Ballroom in Hamburg, Germany. As previously reported, Regain Records has launched a special GRAVE MySpace page featuring a streaming version of the track "Bloodpath", taken from the band's forthcoming eight album, ...

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GRAVE: New Song Posted Online

Regain Records has launched a special GRAVE MySpace page featuring a streaming version of the track "Bloodpath", taken from the Swedish death metallers' forthcoming eight album, "Dominion VIII", which will be released in Europe on April 21. According to the band, the CD will contain "nine tracks of sheer evil and mass brutality." ...

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