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HEAVENWOOD: 'Abyss Masterpiece' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Portuguese dark-rock/metal band HEAVENWOOD will release its fourth album, entitled "Abyss Masterpiece", on February 28, 2011 via Listenable Records. The CD was mixed and mastered by producer Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner (CREMATORY, AGATHODAIMON, BENIGHTED) at Kohlekeller Studios in Germany. The "Abyss Masterpiece" artwork was created by Matthew Vickerstaff of Darkwave Art, who has previously worked with ...

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HEAVENWOOD Signs With LISTENABLE RECORDS

Portuguese dark-rock/metal band HEAVENWOOD has inked a worldwide, multi-album deal with Listenable Records. The band is currently mixing its fourth album, entitled "Abyss Masterpiece", with German producer Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner (CREMATORY, AGATHODAIMON, BENIGHTED) at Kohlekeller Studios in Germany for an early 2011 release. Commented HEAVENWOOD singer Ernesto Guerra: "We are very excited to be able ...

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CREMATORY: 'Infinity' Video Released

"Infinity", the new video from German gothic metallers CREMATORY, can be viewed below. The song is the title cut of the band's new album, which was relesaed in February. The CD includes one song with German-language lyrics and a special cover version of DEPECHE MODE's "Black Celebration". To celebrate its 20th anniversary, CREMATORY released a ...

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HEAVENWOOD Taps CHRISTIAN 'KOHLE' KOHLMANNSLEHNER For New Album Mix

Portuguese dark-rock/metal band HEAVENWOOD has tapped Christian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner (CREMATORY, UNDER SEIGE, SIEGES EVEN, AGATHODAIMON, BENIGHTED) to mix and master its fourth album, entitled "Abyss Masterpiece", in December at Kohlekeller Studios in Germany. "Abyss Masterpiece" was recorded at Ultrasound Studios in Braga, Portugal during August and September 2010 under the guidance of Daniel Cardoso, Pedro ...

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CREMATORY: 'Sense Of Time' Live Video From 'Black Pearls' 2CD+DVD Available

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, German gothic metallers CREMATORY will release a greatest-hits 2CD+DVD called "Black Pearls" on November 26 via Massacre Records. The two CDs contain the band's greatest hits while the DVD includes all of the group's promotional videos, a 60-minute live performance at Wacken Open Air, lots of backstage footage, behind-the-scenes material ...

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CREMATORY: More 'Black Pearls' Details Revealed

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, German gothic metallers CREMATORY will release a greatest-hits 2CD+DVD called "Black Pearls" on November 26 via Massacre Records. The two CDs will contain the band's greatest hits while the DVD will include all of the group's promotional videos, a 60-minute live performance at Wacken Open Air, lots of backstage footage, ...

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CRUCIFYRE: 'Infernal Earthly Divine' Trailer Available

A 40-second trailer for "Infernal Earthly Divine", the upcoming full-length debut from Stockholm death metallers CRUCIFYRE, can be viewed below. Due in early 2011 via Pulverised Records, the CD features the following track listing: 01. Born Again Satanist 02. Kiss The Goat 03. Hellish Sacrifice 04. Majestical/Sadistical 05. Witch Hammer 06. Thessalonian Death Cult 07. ...

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ATARGATIS Seeking Guitarist, Bassist

German symphonic dark/gothic metal band ATARGATIS is seeking a creative guitarist and bassist who can also handle background vocals. All applicants must be dedicated, have semi-professional ambitions and be able to identify with ATARGATIS' music and be willing to focus on the band. If you are interested and feel that this applies to you, don't ...

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CRUCIFYRE: 'Infernal Earthly Divine' Artwork Unveiled

Stockholm death metallers CRUCIFYRE, who recently joined the Pulverised Records roster, have unveiled the cover artwork for their upcoming debut full-length entitled "Infernal Earthly Divine". Conceptualized by the band and brought to life by graphic artist Stefan Hansson, the dramatic illustration complements what the band describes as "nine tracks of pure old-school hell!" "Infernal Earthly ...

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CREMATORY To Release 'Black Pearls' Greatest-Hits Compilation

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, German gothic metallers CREMATORY will release a greatest-hits 2CD+DVD called "Black Pearls" on November 26 via Massacre Records. The 2 CDs will contain the band's greatest hits while the DVD will include all of the group's promotional videos, a 60-minute live performance at Wacken Open Air, lots of backstage footage, ...

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THE BURNING Preparing To Enter Studio

Hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING is getting ready to enter the studio with producers Tue Madsen (SUICIDE SILENCE, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SICK OF IT ALL) and Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, PURIFIED IN BLOOD) to record its as-yet-untitled third album for a late 2010 release via Massacre Records. Commented singer Johnny Haven: "Tue Madsen has a indoor ...

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CRUCIFYRE Signs With PULVERISED RECORDS

Swedish death metallers CRUCIFYRE, who feature in their ranks former members of MORBID, CREMATORY and AFFLICTED, have inked a deal with Pulverised Records. The band recently completed work on its full-length debut for a late 2010 release. Commented CRUCIFYRE drummer Y. Hillborg: "Working with Pulverised Records feels great. It's like we've come home and have ...

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ONE BULLET LEFT: Debut Album Due This Month

German modern/extreme metallers ONE BULLET LEFT will release their debut album, "Armageddon Sunrise", on February 26 via Twilight Distribution. The CD was produced by Kristian Kohlmannslehner at Kohlekeller Studio (CREMATORY, THE BURNING) and it includes "12 finest modern melodic metal songs," according to a press release. "Armageddon Sunrise" track listing: 01. Invisible Fleshwounds 02. Whatever ...

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CREMATORY: 'Infinity' Track Listing Revealed

German gothic metallers CREMATORY will release their new album, "Infinity", in February 2010. The CD will include one song with German-language lyrics and a special cover version of DEPECHE MODE's "Black Celebration". "Infinity" track listing: 01. Infinity (4:52) 02. Sense Of Time (5:46) 03. Out Of Mind (3:21) 04. Black Celebration (DEPECHE MODE cover) (4:56) ...

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CREMATORY To Release 'Infinity' In February

German gothic metallers CREMATORY are putting the finishing touches on a new studio album, "Infinity", for a February 2010 release. The CD will include one or two songs with German-language lyrics and a special cover version of DEPECHE MODE's "Black Celebration". To celebrate its 20th anniversary, CREMATORY will in February 2011 release a "greatest-hits" CD ...

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THE BURNING Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

Hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING has parted ways with guitarist Rasmus Normand and replaced him with Alex Kjeldsen (ex-DAWN OF DEMISE). Commented vocalist Johnny Haven: "This is not a bad break-up — we are still good friends with Rasmus and he still wishes the best for THE BURNING. It simply got harder and harder for ...

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ATARGATIS Announces New Guitarist

German female-fronted symphonic dark gothic metal band ATARGATIS has announced the addition of Latvian guitarist Artur Vladinovskij to the group's ranks. ATARGATIS says in a statement, "We are pleased that in Artur we have found a professional, committed and highly amiable musician who is surely a great enrichment for the band." Vladinovskij will make his ...

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ATARGATIS: Footage From WELCOME GOODBYE OPEN AIR Festival Posted Online

Video footage of the German female-fronted symphonic dark gothic metal band ATARGATIS performing the song "Cradle Of Fern" at Germany's Welcome Goodbye Open Air festival in August 2008 can be viewed below. ATARGATIS recently parted ways with guitarist Maximilian Schulz due to "personal and musical differences." A temporary replacement has been recruited in the shape ...

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ATARGATIS Parts Ways With Guitarist, Seeks Replacement

German female-fronted symphonic dark gothic metal heroes ATARGATIS have parted ways with guitarist Maximilian Schulz due to "personal and musical differences." A temporary replacement has been recruited in the shape of the band's former axeman Azmo. ATARGATIS says in a statement, "We are now looking for a creative guitarist who is dedicated, has got semi-professional ...

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ATARGATIS: In Songwriting Mode

German female-fronted symphonic dark gothic metal heroes ATARGATIS have commenced the songwriting sessions for their third album, tentatively due late 2009/early 2010 via Massacre Records. Upcoming ATARGATIS shows: May 29 - Jun. 1 - Wave Gotik Treffen - (D) Leipzig Sep. 4-6 - Nocturnal Culture Festival - (D) Deutzen Oct. 24 - Helion Festival II ...

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DEMON DAGGER: New Song Posted Online

Portuguese metallers DEMON DAGGER have posted a new song, "The Dagger Days", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's new album, "The Cain Complex", which was recorded, mixed and mastered at Kohlekeller Studios in Germany during August/September 2008. Production was handled by Christian "Kohl" Kohlmannslehner (CREMATORY, UNDER SEIGE, SIEGES EVEN, AGATHODAIMON). Due ...

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THE BURNING: 'Eight Legged Omen' Video Posted Online

"Eight Legged Omen", the new video from the hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING, can be viewed below. The clip was produced by Division 666 (HATESPHERE, DAWN OF DEMISE, HORNED ALMIGHTY) and features an appearance by Denmark's biggest tarantula spider! "Eight Legged Omen" comes off THE BURNING's sophomore album, "Rewakening", which was released on February 27 ...

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EVIL ARMY Bassist Dies

Bassist Matt "Bones" Brown of Memphis, Tennessee thrashers EVIL ARMY has reportedly died of an overdose. The funeral will be held on Saturday, February 14 at Peebles West Funeral Chapel, Flower Shop & Crematory in Brown's hometown of Oakland, Tennessee. EVIL ARMY, led by brothers Rob Evil and Michael Murder, was due to take part ...

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THE BURNING: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING has uploaded the fourth webisode (see below) featuring footage from the recording sessions for the group's sophomore album, "Rewakening", which will be released on February 27 through Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2007's "Storm the Walls" was recorded and mixed at KohleKeller Studios with German producer Kristian Kohle Bonifer (BENIGHTED, ...

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THE BURNING: New Song Posted Online

Hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING has posted a new song, "Carnivora", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's sophomore album, "Rewakening", which will be released on February 27 through Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2007's "Storm the Walls" was recorded and mixed at KohleKeller Studios with German producer Kristian ...

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THE BURNING: 'Rewakening' Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Rewakening", the sophomore album from the hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING, can be viewed below. The image was created by Brazilian artist Mariano Villalba and is a combination of two pictures — "The Fury Of Rufus" and "Slave Angel". Commented THE BURNING lead singer Johnny Haven: "We been a fan of ...

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THE BURNING New Album Details Revealed

Hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING will release its sophomore album, "Rewakening", on February 27 through Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2007's "Storm the Walls" was recorded and mixed at KohleKeller Studios with German producer Kristian Kohle Bonifer (BENIGHTED, CREMATORY, ABANDONED, AGATHODAIMON). The vocals was recorded by Jacob Bredahl (ex-HATESPHERE) at Smart N' Hard. Commented the ...

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