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WINDS OF PLAGUE Parts Ways With Drummer, Seeks Replacement

Los Angeles-based band WINDS OF PLAGUE has parted ways with drummer Jeff Tenny. The group — which is currently taking part in the "Thrash and Burn" tour alongside DARKEST HOUR, PARKWAY DRIVE, MISERY SIGNALS, STICK TO YOUR GUNS, ARSIS, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS and AFTER THE BURIAL — will remain on the ...

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BROTHER VON DOOM Filming 'Eater Of Days' Video

Ohio-based thrashers BROTHER VON DOOM are shooting their first-ever video for the song "Eater of Days" today (Monday, August 18) with director David Brodsky (THE ACACIA STRAIN, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, SUICIDE SILENCE) of MyGoodEye Productions. The clip is being shot at Medieval Times and will feature knights, swords, and a ton of metal. BROTHER ...

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DARKEST HOUR Guitarist Featured In First Episode Of 'Washburn TV'

DARKEST HOUR guitarist Mike Schleibaum is featured in the latest episode of Washburn TV. Watch the three-minute clip below. Schleibaum is inviting fans backstage on this summer's inaugural Thrash and Burn tour to answer their "Ask the Dude" questions in person. Launched earlier this year, www.askthedude.net is a free band advice resource for all you ...

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Completes Debut Album

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS has completed work on its full-length debut titled "In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns". Produced by James Murphy and featuring contributions from Trym Torson (EMPEROR, ZYKLON), the album will be released on October 28 via Candlelight Records. Commented vocalist Sorceron: "We couldn't be happier with the results. The addition of Trym's legendary ...

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KATAKLYSM, DYING FETUS, ELUVEITIE, KEEP OF KALESSIN Dates Announced

The first set of headlining dates from Canadian hyper-blasters KATAKLYSM has been announced. Dubbed the second annual Death By Decibels tour, this year's installment will also feature DYING FETUS, ELUVEITIE and KEEP OF KALESSIN. Additional shows, including dates in Canada with special guest ARSIS, will be announced shortly. Look for more regional guests to be ...

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WINDS OF PLAGUE: Video Interview Available

HardTimes.ca recently conducted an interview with vocalist Johnny Plague and keyboard player Kristen Randall of the Los Angeles-based band WINDS OF PLAGUE. Watch the nine-minute chat below. "The Impaler", the new video from WINDS OF PLAGUE, can be viewed below. The clip, which was reportedly rejected by MTV due to its supposed "graphic ...

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SHAI HULUD Drops Off 'Summer Of Scum' Tour

Pompano Beach, Florida-based metalcore act SHAI HULUD has dropped off the Summer of Scum tour (also featuring FULL BLOWN CHAOS, ELYSIA and WOE OF TYRANTS) "due to a combination of uncontrollable circumstances surrounding the other bands on the package," according to a statement released by the group. "SHAI HULUD will be back out on the ...

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DAATH Added To 'Thrash And Burn' Concert In Atlanta

Georgia-based, forward-thinking metal band DAATH, who spent the summer of 2007 kicking up dirt on Ozzfest's side stage, has issued the following update: "We are playing [at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia] on August 19th for the first time since recording our new album. We are special guests on the Thrash and Burn tour which ...

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ARSIS Prepares To Embark On 'Thrash And Burn' Tour

Virginia-based technical death metal outfit ARSIS is preparing to embark on the Thrash And Burn alongside DARKEST HOUR, PARKWAY DRIVE, MISERY SIGNALS, WINDS OF PLAGUE, STICK TO YOUR GUNS, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS and AFTER THE BURIAL. Special guests scheduled to appear on select dates include SUICIDE SILENCE, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, ...

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WINDS OF PLAGUE: 'The Impaler' Video Posted Online

"The Impaler", the new video from the Los Angeles-based band WINDS OF PLAGUE, can be viewed below. The clip, which was reportedly rejected by MTV due to its supposed "graphic language and questionable content," was helmed by up-and-coming director Jake Avignone. Commented vocalist Johnny: "We wanted to create a video that was entertaining and a ...

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS: New Song Posted Online

North American black metal band ABIGAIL WILLIAMS has posted a new track entitled "Into The Ashes" on its MySpace page. The song comes off the group's full-length debut, "In The Shadow Of A Thousands Suns", which is expected this fall via Candlelight Records. The initial recording sessions took place in Notodden, Norway, with ...

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CLOUDSCAPE: 'Global Drama' Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metal band CLOUDSCAPE will release its third album, entitled "Global Drama", on the following dates: Aug. 18 (Europe) through Goldencore/Roastinghouse Records Aug. 19 (U.S. and Canada) through Nightmare Records The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Mind Diary 02. Darkest Legacy 03. Cloak & Daggers 04. Pain in Blood 05. The ...

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SAKREFIX Signs With METALHIT.COM

Texas black metallers SAKREFIX have signed with Metalhit.com for the release of their full-length debut, "In Shadow's Embrace". The CD was recorded in Austin, Texas by Kristoph, songwriter and drummer of VESPERIAN SORROW, and mastered in Bergen, Norway, by Ivar Bjørnson, guitarist for extreme metal legends ENSLAVED. Metalhit.com handles digital distribution for such artists as ...

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DARKEST HOUR: Footage From Mexican Tour Posted Online

Washington, D.C. metallers DARKEST HOUR have posted a webisode featuring highlights from the band's recent tour of Mexico. Watch the seven-minute clip below. DARKEST HOUR will headline the Thrash and Burn Tour beginning on July 29. Support on the trek will come from PARKWAY DRIVE, MISERY SIGNALS, WINDS OF PLAGUE, STICK TO YOUR GUNS, ARSIS, ...

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CLOUDSCAPE: More 'Global Drama' Release Details Revealed

Swedish metal band CLOUDSCAPE will release its third album, entitled "Global Drama", on the following dates: Aug. 18 (Europe) through Goldencore/Roastinghouse Records Aug. 19 (U.S. and Canada) through Nightmare Records A promotional video is also in the works and will be released closer to the album release. Director Rainer Holmgren (PAIN OF SALVATION, ARSIS) will ...

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GOD FORBID Schedules Warren In-Store

New Jersey metal titans GOD FORBID will take part in a meet-and-greet on Saturday, June 7 at The Beat Cafe (29200 Hoover) in Warren, Michigan. The band will sign copies of its forthcoming DVD, "Beneath the Scars of Glory and Progression", which will be available for purchase at the meet-and-greet three days before ...

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ARSIS Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Virginia-based technical death metal outfit ARSIS has parted ways with drummer Darren Cesca. According to lead guitarist/vocalist James Malone, "the reasoning behind this decision is simply differences in personalities and an overall difference in direction. Darren is an amazing musician and we harbor no ill feelings towards him. We wish him all the best." He ...

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SHAI HULUD: 'Misanthropy Pure' Video Posted Online

"Misanthropy Pure", the new video from the Pompano Beach, Florida-based metalcore band SHAI HULUD, can be viewed below. The clip was directed, filmed, and edited by David Brodsky (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, SOILENT GREEN, ARSIS) of MyGoodEye. Comments Matt Fox, guitarist and founding member of the band: "David and Allie [Woest, Brodsky's partner/producer/sometimes editor/all around ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Orangevale Footage Posted Online

Capital Chaos has posted video footage of veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL performing on May 28, 2008 at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Also on the bill were GOD FORBID, SOILENT GREEN and LIGHT THIS CITY. Watch the clip below. Artist Joshua Emerick, who has previously worked with THE BEATLES, CKY, SOCIAL ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Hollywood Photos Available

High-quality photos of DEATH ANGEL's May 24, 2008 concert at the House of Blues in Hollywood, California can be found at this location (all pictures by Stephanie Cabral). Artist Joshua Emerick, who has previously worked with THE BEATLES, CKY, SOCIAL DISTORTION and SONIC YOUTH, has created a DEATH ANGEL-themed comic book in collaboration ...

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GOD FORBID: Tour Blog Available

New Jersey metal titans GOD FORBID are currently on a massive co-headlining North American tour alongside DEATH ANGEL, which also features SOILENT GREEN and LIGHT THIS CITY in the support slots. The band has launched an official tour blog at this location. GOD FORBID is ready to deliver its career-defining statement with the ...

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DARKEST HOUR To Headline 'Thrash And Burn Tour'

Washington D.C. metallers DARKEST HOUR will headline the Thrash and Burn Tour beginning on July 29. Support on the trek will come from PARKWAY DRIVE, MISERY SIGNALS, WINDS OF PLAGUE, STICK TO YOUR GUNS, ARSIS, LIGHT THIS CITY, ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS and AFTER THE BURIAL. Special guests scheduled to appear on select dates ...

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