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WARBRINGER Announces New Drummer

Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER have announced the addition of drummer Carlos Cruz (HEXEN) to the group's ranks. "After years of putting forth nothing but blood, sweat, and tears into my tireless ambitions for playing music, I have finally found an outlet where no more time is wasted. It was flattering to have been approached by ...

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ANCHOR Signs With LET IT BURN RECORDS

Swedish hardcore act ANCHOR has inked a deal with Let It Burn Records. The band's new album is scheduled for release in June. Commented ANCHOR: "We're very happy to announce that our upcoming, yet-to-be-named album will see the light of day this summer through Let It Burn Records. To say that we're excited about this ...

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OZ: 'Dominator' Video Released

"Dominator", the new video from the reactivated legendary 1980s Finnish heavy metal band OZ, can be viewed below. The song was recorded at Park studio in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Nicke Andersson (a former member of ENTOMBED and HELLACOPTERS). The clip was directed by Amir Chamdin, a member of the Swedish hip hop band INFINITE ...

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NECRONAUT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

NECRONAUT, the solo project of former DISMEMBER/CARNAGE drummer Fred Estby, has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-11, 2011 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. NECRONAUT is no ordinary project. When the celebrated, eponymous debut album was released this past autumn, Swedish daily paper Expressen wrote, ...

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BLACK BREATH Prepares To Record New Album

Northwestern metallic hardcore assassins BLACK BREATH have unveiled a number of new tour dates as they forge their way across the Midwest and Northeast U.S. on a return trip to Massachusetts' Godcity Studios (CONVERGE, TRAP THEM, THE SECRET, DISFEAR) where they will record their second full-length album with producer Kurt Ballou. The CD will be ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH Forced To Miss First 10 Shows Of KATAKLYSM Tour

Santa Cruz, California-based tech-death masters DECREPIT BIRTH have issued the following update: "Unfortunately, DECREPIT BIRTH will miss shows booked from February 21st to March 6th. We just received news that our drummer Samus has been forced into legal obligations which are preventing him from leaving his home state of New Jersey until early March. The ...

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DANZIG Confirmed For Sweden's GETAWAY ROCK Festival

DANZIG has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Getaway Rock festival, set to take place July 7-9, 2011 in Gävle, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALICE COOPER (US) BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE (UK) DANZIG (US) PAPA ROACH (US) HELLYEAH (US) IMMORTAL (NO) OPETH (SWE) CORROSION OF CONFORMITY (US) DOCTOR ...

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THE UNGUIDED's Live Debut Scheduled For Sweden's GETAWAY ROCK Festival

THE UNGUIDED — the new project featuring former SONIC SYNDICATE members Richard Sjunnesson (vocals) and Roland Johansson (vocals), along with current SONIC SYNDICATE guitarist (and Richard's brother) Roger Sjunnesson — will make its live debut at this year's edition of the Getaway Rock festival, set to take place July 7-9, 2011 in Gävle, Sweden. The ...

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AMON AMARTH: New Song To Premiere On FULL METAL JACKIE's Radio Show

"War Of The Gods", a brand new song from Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH from the band's eighth studio album, "Surtur Rising", will be premiered during this weekend's (January 28-30) edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. The program will also include an interview with the group's frontman, Johan Hegg. To see a ...

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EXMORTUS: New Demo Track Available For Streaming

Los Angeles, California-based death metallers EXMORTUS will enter the studio in February to record their new album, "Beyond The Fall Of Time", for a late 2011 release via Heavy Artillery Records. To give fans a taste of what to expect from the follow-up to 2008's "In Hatred's Flame", EXMORTUS has posted a demo version of ...

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ENTOMBED: New Tour Dates Announced

The recently expanded lineup of ENTOMBED — featuring bassist Victor Brandt (TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, AEON, SATYRICON) and second guitarist Nico Elgstrand (who previously played bass for the group) — has scheduled the following dates: Jan. 28 - Spring & Airbrake - Belfast, Ireland Jan. 29 - The Village - Dublin, Ireland Feb. 24 - Hulen ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH Rejoined By Bassist DEREK BOYER

Santa Cruz, California-based tech-death masters DECREPIT BIRTH have been rejoined by original bassist Derek Boyer (SUFFOCATION). Derek will continue as a full-time member of SUFFOCATION as well but will now be a part of not one, but two of the most uncompromising and innovative bands within the extreme metal genre. Comented DECREPIT BIRTH guitarist Matt ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Vocalist To Take Part In Gothenburg Film Festival Seminar

On Monday, January 31, vocalist Mikael Stanne of Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY will take a break between our touring comittments in Miami/Mexico and India and visit the ongoing Göteborg International Film Festival for a seminar talk with movie critic and ex-ENTOMBED vocalist Orvar Säfström. Stanne comments (in Swedish): "För alla Göteborgare och/eller filmintresserade ...

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THE ROTTED Begins Recording New Album

London, England-based death metallers THE ROTTED have entered Parlour Studios to record the follow-up to 2008's "Get Dead Or Die Trying". Production duties are once again being handled by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR, EVILE). Commented vocalist Ben McCrow: "So this is where I give it the obligatory 'This is our best/heaviest/brutalist/most epic album ...

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OPETH Confirmed For Sweden's GETAWAY ROCK

OPETH has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Getaway Rock festival, set to take place July 7-9, 2011 in Gävle, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALICE COOPER AURA NOIR BLOWSIGHT CORROSION OF CONFORMITY DEATH ANGEL DESULTORY ENTOMBED F.K.Ü. GHOST GRAVEYARD HEAVEN SHALL BURN IMMORTAL MARDUK OPETH VOMITORY YOUTH OF ...

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ABORTED: New Album Update

Death metal psychopaths ABORTED have issued the following update: "Everything has been going great so far with the pre-production of the upcoming album. We have about 13 skeletons of songs thus far. Drums are up next — Mr. Mike Heller (MALIGNANCY, SYSTEM DIVIDE) will be engineering and assisting the drum pre-productions. "Have to say we ...

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AMON AMARTH: New Album Cover Art, Track Listing Revealed

Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH will release their eighth studio album, "Surtur Rising", in North America on March 29 via Metal Blade Records. Named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim ("flame land") and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology, the record, which was listed among Decibel ...

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UNANIMATED Hard At Work On New Material

UNANIMATED, the reunited Swedish melodic death metal band featuring former members of ENTOMBED and DISMEMBER, has issued the following update: "We are rehearsing again and [have] finalized five new songs already. We are confident to have a [new] full-length album ready after the summer. We are looking forward to [letting the fans] hear the new ...

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CORPSESSED Signs With DARK DESCENT RECORDS

Finnish death metal outfit CORPSESSED has signed a deal with Dark Descent Records for the CD release of the band's self-titled debut EP. Due in early 2011, the EP features six tracks of bludgeoning old-school death in the vein of ENTOMBED, INCANTATION, DEICIDE, IMMOLATION and GRAVE. A video for the song "Altar Of Worms" can ...

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GWYNBLEIDD: Working Album Title Revealed

Brooklyn, New York's GWYNBLEIDD has issued the following update: "It's been a few months since last piece of news. With the beginning of a new year we've decided it's time to send you a quick update on what's going on in the GWYNBLEIDD camp! "After the October 2009 release of 'Nostalgia', 2010 featured some of ...

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THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX: New Song Available For Free Download

"Summoning Majestic War", a brand new song from THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX — the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström (vocals; VICIOUS ART, KRUX, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE), Lord K. Philipson (guitar; TORTURE DIVISION, ex-GOD AMONG INSECTS, HOUSE OF USHER, LEUKEMIA), Anders Bertilsson (guitar; COLDWORKER), Tobben Gustafsson (drums; TORTURE DIVISION, VOMITORY) and Portuguese vocalist Ms. Roque (a.k.a. Ruby ...

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MERCENARY Confirmed For Next Year's METALFEST

Danish metallers MERCENARY have been confirmed for the German, Austrian and Swiss editions of the Metalfest, set to take place May 27-29, 2011. So far the following bands have been confirmed to appear next year: AMON AMARTH SABATON CRADLE OF FILTH ARCH ENEMY WINTERSUN SAXON AMORPHIS EQUILIBRIUM ENTOMBED SODOM WATAIN PRIMORDIAL RAGE EISREGEN DESTRUCTION ARKONA ...

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ABORTED: Pre-Production For New Album To Begin Next Week

Death metal psychopaths ABORTED have issued the following update: "We are starting pre-productions for our upcoming record on January 4th. This means we will demo all the songs for the record, make sure everything sounds good and make the necessary adjustments to make sure they are all more lethal than a chainsaw in Mr. Leatherface's ...

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