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AMORAL, FUELBLOODED Members Join Forces In TORNADO

TORNADO (formerly NEMESIS DIVINA), the American, Dutch and Finnish metal band featuring members of AMORAL and FUELBLOODED, has inked a multi-album deal with the French label Listenable Records. The group will enter Abyss Studio in Pärlby, Sweden in February 2011 under the watchful eye of Swedish producer and HYPOCRISY/PAIN mainman Peter Tägtgren to record its ...

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BELPHEGOR: 'Blood Magick Necromance' Track Listing Revealed

Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR will release their ninth full-length studio album, "Blood Magick Necromance", 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 his Abyss Studios in Pärlby, Sweden and ...

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BELPHEGOR: New Album Title Revealed

Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR has set "Blood Magick Necromance" as the title of its ninth full-length studio album, 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 his Abyss ...

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KAMPFAR: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Norwegian old-school black metallers KAMPFAR have set "Mare" as the title of their new album, due on March 25, 2011 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). "Heimgang" (said to be "the connection between the underworld and ...

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NORTHER: Third Studio Video Report Posted Online

Finnish melodic death metallers NORTHER have entered Astia Studios with producer Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF BODOM) to begin recording their sixth full-length album, "Circle Regenerated", for an early 2011 release via Century Media Records. The third in a series of video reports from the studio can be viewed below. Check out photos from the studio ...

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NORTHER: Second Studio Video Report Posted Online

Finnish melodic death metallers NORTHER have entered Astia Studios with producer Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF BODOM) to begin recording their sixth full-length album, "Circle Regenerated", for an early 2011 release via Century Media Records. The second in a series of video reports from the studio can be viewed below. Check out photos from the studio ...

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SWEDEN UNITED: 'Open Your Eyes' Single Available Via iTunes

A number of Swedish metal musicians came together to record and release a song as a way of raising awareness and taking action on the topic of bullying and harrassment in schools. Members of such renowned metal bands as MESHUGGAH, NIGHTWISH, SOILWORK, EVERGREY and CLAWFINGER have joined forces in SWEDEN UNITED, a one-off project whose ...

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OVERKILL Interviewed By Australia's SCHITZOPHONIC (Video)

Schitzophonic, a Sydney, Australia-based media production company, conducted an interview with OVERKILL bassist D.D. Verni and vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth before the band's September 25, 2010 concert at Sydney's Metro Theatre. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. OVERKILL's latest album, "Ironbound", sold 4,100 copies in the United States in its first ...

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MONSTER MAGNET, NAPALM DEATH, PESTILENCE, KATATONIA Confirmed For AALBORG METAL FESTIVAL

MONSTER MAGNET, NAPALM DEATH, PESTILENCE, KATATONIA, IMMOLATION, AMORPHIS, ILLDISPOSED, MACABRE and STUCK MOJO are among the confirmed bands for this year's Aalborg Metal Festival, set to take place November 5-6, 2010 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 100 KNIFES INSIDE AMORPHIS BY THE PATIENT CHAINFIST CROCELL DAWN OF ...

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DARK FUNERAL Parts Ways With Drummer

Guitarist Lord Ahriman of Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL has issued the following update: "Recently, you could read about Nils 'Dominator' Fjellström's departure from AEON due to personal/private reasons. Today we can confirm that he'll no longer be part of DARK FUNERAL either. And just like AEON, we won't comment on this subject any further. ...

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ENSIFERUM To Tour South Africa For First Time

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will embark on their first-ever tour of South Africa at the end of October. Main support on the trek will come from the South African melodic death metal outfit RIDDARE AV KODEN. Each show will also feature a number of local support acts, including WARTHANE, AGRO, PLEDGE DEFIANCE and HAGGIS & ...

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KAMPFAR Preparing To Enter Studio

Norwegian old-school black metallers KAMPFAR are putting the finishing touches on the material for the follow-up to 2008's "Heimgang" album. The band will soon enter Abyss studios in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) to begin recording the CD for a spring 2011 release. "Heimgang" (said to be "the connection between ...

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OVERKILL, DESTRUCTION, HEATHEN To Team Up For European Tour

OVERKILL, DESTRUCTION and HEATHEN will team up for the 2011 European "Killfest Tour". The dates are as follows: March 03 - London, UK - O2 Islington Academy March 04 - Köln, Germany - Essigfabrik March 05 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall March 06 - Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn March 07 - Frankfurt, Germany - ...

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DARK FUNERAL Bassist Quits

Bassist B-Force has left Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL. The band's guitarist, Lord Ahriman, said in a statement, "I wish to thank [B-Force] for the six fantastic years he'd been with us on bass. It's been a pleasure indeed working together." Commented B-Force: "After six awesome and crazy years with DARK FUNERAL, I have decided ...

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BONE GNAWER Re-Signs With PULVERISED RECORDS

Singapore-based Pulverised Records has announced the re-signing of horror/gore death metallers BONE GNAWER — the Swedish-American collaboration featuring MASSACRE/ex-DENIAL FIEND growler Kam Lee, Rogga Johansson from PAGANIZER/RIBSPREADER, Morgan Lie from NAGLFAR/HATE AMMO and Ronnie Bjornstrom of RIBSPREADER/HATE AMMO. Commented Lee of the new album deal and the band's upcoming recording: "It feels good to be ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Interviewed On 'Talking Metal Pirate Radio'

Episode 4 of "Talking Metal Pirate Radio" features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL. You can now watch the chat below. OVERKILL's new album, "Ironbound", sold 4,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position ...

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ENSIFERUM Frontman Interviewed At Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

The Croatian Metal And Rock portal conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Petri Lindroos of Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM at this year's installment of the Metalcamp festival, which was held July 5-11, 2010 in Tolmin, Slovenia. You can now watch the chat below. ENSIFERUM last year filmed a video for the song "Twilight Tavern" with director ...

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BELPHEGOR: New Album Release Date Confirmed

Nuclear Blast Records has set a January 14, 2011 European release date for the as-yet-untitled ninth full-length studio album from the Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR. The CD is being laid down in five different recording sessions and should be completed by the beginning of October. BELPHEGOR began recording its new album on June ...

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DARK FUNERAL Frontman Quits

Vocalist Magnus "Masse" Broberg (a.k.a. Emperor Magus Caligula) of Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL has released the following statement: "I would like to inform all of our fans that on Saturday, August 21, at the Summer Breeze festival in Germany, I will be doing my last show with DARK FUNERAL. "Naturally, I have 'mixed feelings' ...

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SEPTICFLESH: New Album Update

Greek extreme metallers SEPTICFLESH are hard at work on material for their new album, tentatively due in early 2011. The recording process is scheduled to begin in August at the band's own newly built Devasoundz studios in Athens. Once again the orchestral parts will be recorded in Prague under the guidance of Chris Antoniou (CHAOSTAR). ...

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PAIN Mainman Interviewed By 'Rock My Monkey'

Rock My Monkey recently conducted an interview with PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. "Cynic Paradise", the latest album from PAIN, sold around 300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. "Cynic Paradise" was made available in North America ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Interviewed At Finland's TUSKA Festival

Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat conducted an interview with vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL on July 3 at the thirteenth annual Tuska festival in Helsinki. Watch the chat below. OVERKILL has announced the second leg of its Killfest 2010 tour. The trek will consist of stops in markets where the band ...

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