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MATT DEVRIES Quits SIX FEET UNDER

Former CHIMAIRA guitarist Matt DeVries has decided to leave his post as the touring bassist for Florida-based death metallers SIX FEET UNDER to pursue other musical endeavors. Details on who will be stepping in as the permanent bassist will be announced in the coming months. SIX FEET UNDER is currently mixing its new album at ...

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MAX CAVALERA Says Latest MORBID ANGEL Album Should Have Been Released 'As A Side Project'

Australia's Metal Obsession recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Metal Obsession: SOULFLY's new drummer, David Kinkade, has described [the band's new album' "Enslaved" as "[SEPULTURA's] 'Arise' on crack." Would that be an accurate description? Max: [laughs] I think he ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Mixing New Album

Florida-based death metallers SIX FEET UNDER are currently mixing their new album at Audiohammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, TRIVIUM). The band's frontman, Chris Barnes, writes on Twitter, "The new SIX FEET UNDER CD is sounding fucking unbelievable!! [The] mix [is] almost done!!" When ...

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WHITECHAPEL Recording New Album

Knoxville, Tennessee extreme metallers WHITECHAPEL have entered Audiohammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, TRIVIUM) to begin recording their fourth full-length album for a summer release via Metal Blade Records. WHITECHAPEL's most recent EP, "Recorrupted", came out in November. The effort features a brand new track titled ...

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ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Lineup Officially Announced

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the world's largest touring heavy music festival, is back for its fifth year, assaulting the senses of United States heavy metal music fans. The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is proud to announce this summer's artists. The main stage will be our strongest ever with the headlining slot occupied by ...

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UNEARTH: New Video Interview With KEN SUSI

Moral Free recently conducted an interview with guitarist Ken Susi of Massachusetts metallers UNEARTH. You can now watch the chat below. Fans that have seen UNEARTH perform live on their recent trips to Alaska, Japan and on the band's U.S. and Canadian tour with CHIMAIRA may have noticed a new face on stage. The guy ...

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TESSERACT To Release Acoustic EP

U.K. progressive metallers TESSERACT are working on an acoustic EP, tentatively titled "Perspective", for a spring release via Century Media Records. The effort will contain reworked versions of tracks from the band's debut album, "One", plus "a very special" cover version. Commented TESSERACT bassist Amos Williams: "The EP was inspired by an acoustic session we ...

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UNEARTH Announces New Drummer

Fans that have seen Massachusetts metallers UNEARTH perform live on their recent trips to Alaska, Japan and on their U.S. and Canadian tour with CHIMAIRA may have noticed a new face on stage. The guy behind the kit has been none other than up-and-coming musician Nick Pierce. Pierce is a self-taught drummer who's been playing ...

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DEPTHS Signs With DEADBOY RECORDS

New Zealand-based brutal death metallers DEPTHS have inked a deal with Deadboy Records. The band's new album will be released later in the year. Commented Deadboy A&R representative Vasely Sapunov: "It is a great pleasure to be working with our newest signing DEPTHS. They are a super-hard-working, great bunch of guys who have proven themselves ...

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GOD FORBID: New Album In Mixing Stage

Acclaimed Swedish producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with such acts as KATATONIA, OPETH, PARADISE LOST and AMON AMARTH, started mixing the new album from New Brunswick, New Jersey's melodic, thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID earlier today (Thursday, January 12) at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden. Due this spring via Victory Records, the bulk ...

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GOD FORBID To Debut New Material At East Coast Shows

New Brunswick, New Jersey's melodic, thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID will debut some of their brand new material at the following East Coast shows in February: Feb. 18 - Brooklyn, NY - St. Vitus Feb. 24 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz Commented GOD FORBID guitarist Doc Coyle: "With only one show in 2011 and two months ...

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GOD FORBID: New Video Footage From The Studio

New Brunswick, New Jersey's melodic, thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID recently entered the studio to begin recording their new album for an early 2012 release via Victory Records. The bulk of the production on the CD is being handled by Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, TRIVIUM), with Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, ...

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UNEARTH: New Audio Interview With BUZ MCGRATH

Vinland Radio recently conducted an interview with conducted an interview with guitarist Buz McGrath of Massachusetts metallers UNEARTH. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. UNEARTH's new album, "Darkness In The Light", sold 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. ...

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France's HELLFEST: More Acts Announced

MACHINE HEAD, CANNIBAL CORPSE, AMON AMARTH, DEVILDRIVER and EXODUS are among the confirmed bands for next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 15-17, 2012 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ACID KING ALCEST ALL FOR NOTHING ALL PIGS MUST DIE ALPHA TIGER AMENRA AMON AMARTH ANAAL ...

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GOD FORBID Guitarist Talks Next Album In New Video Interview

Jo Schftan of Horns Up Rocks! conducted an interview with guitarist Doc Coyle of New Brunswick, New Jersey's melodic, thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID when the band played The Metal Suckfest at New York City's Gramercy Theater on November 4. You can now watch the chat below. GOD FORBID recently entered the studio to begin recording ...

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WHITECHAPEL: Video Interview Posted Online

Bryan Odell, a reporter from Lincoln, Nebraska, recently conducted an interview with Knoxville, Tennessee extreme metallers WHITECHAPEL. You can now watch the chat below. WHITECHAPEL will release a new EP, "Recorrupted", on November 8 via Metal Blade Records. The effort features a brand new track titled "Section 8", a cover of PANTERA's "Strength Beyond Strength", ...

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UNEARTH Guitarist Interviewed By 'Midwest Nights TV' (Video)

Stoney of Midwest Nights TV conducted an interview with guitarist Buz McGrath of Massachusetts metallers UNEARTH at the August 7 stop of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem festival in Noblesville, Indiana. You can now watch the chat below. UNEARTH's new album, "Darkness In The Light", sold 6,400 copies in the United States in its first ...

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UNEARTH Interviewed In Japan (Video)

Metalship conducted an interview with Massachusetts metallers UNEARTH after the band's October 11, 2011 concert in Tokyo, Japan as part of the "Extreme The Dojo Vol. 29" tour. You can now watch the chat below. UNEARTH's new album, "Darkness In The Light", sold 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release ...

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EXODUS, CANNIBAL CORPSE Confirmed For EXTREMEFEST

Blast Corpse Promotion and Catapult Promotion have announced the first-ever Extremefest, set to take place July 5-7 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: CANNIBAL CORPSE EXODUS ARKONA EISREGEN WHITECHAPEL ORIGIN INQUISITION EIS HELLISH CROSSFIRE DISAVOWED ROMPEPROP Extremefest 2012 dates : July 5-7 - Hnxe, Germany - Extremefest Germany ...

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GOD FORBID Preparing To Enter Studio

New Brunswick, New Jersey's melodic, thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID will enter the studio at the end of October to begin recording their new album for an early 2012 release via Victory Records. The bulk of the production on the CD will be handled by Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, TRIVIUM), with Jason ...

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WHITECHAPEL: 'Recorrupted' EP Details Revealed

Knoxville, Tennessee extreme metallers WHITECHAPEL will release a new EP, "Recorrupted", on November 8 via Metal Blade Records. The effort features a brand new track titled "Section 8", a cover of PANTERA's "Strength Beyond Strength", an acoustic version of "End OF Flesh", and remixes of "Breeding Violence" by BIG CHOCOLATE and "This Is Exile" by ...

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WHITECHAPEL: New Song Available For Streaming

"Section 8", a brand new song from Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL, can be streamed on the band's Facebook page. The track will reportedly appear on the group's rumored "Recorrupted" digital EP, which is expected on November 8 through Metal Blade Records. WHITECHAPEL earlier in the year parted ways with drummer Kevin Lane ...

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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA's 'Dead Throne' Cracks U.S. Top 10

"Dead Throne", the new album from the Dayton, Ohio Christian metalcore band THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, sold 32,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart. The follow-up to 2009's critically acclaimed "With Roots Above and Branches Below", "Dead Throne" was ...

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