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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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FRACTURE POINT Recording Debut Album

Phoenix, Arizona-based metal band FRACTURE POINT has entered the studio to record its full-length debut, entitled "Inherit the Downfall". The CD is being produced by Cory Spotts, who has previously worked with JOB FOR A COWBOY and KNIGHTS OF THE ABYSS, among others. The artwork will be created by Seth Siro Anton (SOILWORK, DECAPITATED, PARADISE ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN: New Songs Available For Streaming

Los Angeles-based extreme metal band ABYSMAL DAWN has posted two new songs — "Programmed to Consume" and "Compulsory Ressurection" — on its MySpace page. ABYSMAL DAWN's forthcoming sophomore album was produced by John Haddad (INTRONAUT, EYES OF FIRE) and wil feature artwork by Pär Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, SUICIDE SILENCE). Commented ABYSMAL DAWN's Charles Elliott: ...

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TICKET TO HELL, SARATAN Sign With MY KINGDOM MUSIC

My Kingdom Music has announced the signing of TICKET TO HELL and SARATAN. According to a press release, "a great surprise comes from Mexico and it is the devastating creature of Jacobo Cordova already known for his great work in ANTIQUA and PROJECT FIRESTART. The name of this bulldozer is TICKET TO HELL and the ...

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HATE To Film 'Threnody' Video

Polish extreme metal band HATE has issued the following update: "The band will soon start working on a video for the song 'Threnody' that will be first shown at the end of March. The material will be directed by Maciej Dabrowski, and the production part will be realized in collaboration with people from Rochstar — ...

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CRIONICS Looks Back On 2007

Polish metallers CRIONICS have issued the following update: "Without doubt, year 2007 was the most hard-working and decisive period during band’s career. It was because of releasing new album — 'NeuThrone', intense promotional work – touring mainly, and our involving in other projects, focused on music obviously. "First term of last year was dedicated for ...

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The New Reign - BORN OF OSIRIS

Take a bunch of 18 year old kids from Chicago, toss in a modern death metal foundation and a keyboard and you end up with a surprisingly refreshing take on extreme music with BORN OF OSIRIS' "The New Reign". The album is a compact eight tracks with a total running time of 21 minutes that ...

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NERVECELL Completes Work On 'Preaching Venom'

Dubai-based death/thrash act NERVECELL has finally completed recording the highly anticipated new album, "Preaching Venom", which features PSYCROPTIC's David Haley (also of THE AMENTA, RUINS) on drums. The band has been busy over the last three months recording with producer Kiran Sequeira in Dubai, United Arab Emirates who previously worked on the band's 2004 release ...

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AMON AMARTH: Quality Montreal Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH performing the song "Fate of Norns" live at the Medley in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on December 5, 2007 can be viewed below. The track was dedicated to the memory of DECAPITATED drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka, who died on November 2 in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained ...

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BEHEADED Announces New Guitarist

Malta-based brutal death metallers BEHEADED have issued the following update: "Two years have passed and expect more brutality than ever. "We welcome aboard Nick on guitars from TENDENCY CHARGE who replaced Omar. "BEHEADED will be performing on the 2nd February 2008 live at Poxx Bar, Paceville supported by PUTRID BIRTH. "This year BEHEADED will be ...

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CONDEMNED, ABOMINABLE PUTRIDITY Confirmed For Germany's DEATH FEAST OPEN AIR

CONDEMNED and ABOMINABLE PUTRIDITY have been confirmed for the 2008 edition of the Death Feast Open Air festival, set to take place June 12-14, 2008 in Hünxe, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABOMINABLE PUTRIDITY AVULSED BEHEADED BRODEQUIN COCK AND BALL TORTURE CONDEMNED CRYPTOPSY DECAPITATED DECREPIT BIRTH DEFLORATION DEGRADE DERANGED DESECRATION DYING ...

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ANAL STENCH To Release 'Red Revolution' In February

Metal Mind Productions has set a February 4 European release date (April 15 in the U.S. via MVD) for "Red Revolution", the second full-length album from ANAL STENCH, the project featuring members of the Polish bands DECAPITATED, THY DISEASE, SCEPTIC and VIRGIN SNATCH. According to a press release, the group "has prepared another dose of ...

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SUHRIM Announces New Bassist, Begins Work On New Material

Belgian death metallers SUHRIM have issued the following update: "We're glad to announce the addition of bassist Reinier Schenk (FLESHMOULD) to the group's ranks. Last gig and rehearsals proved he was more then suited for the job. "In other news, we're currently writing material for the band's new album. We already finished quite an amount ...

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