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AUTOPSY: First Recordings In 15 Years Due Next Month

For the first time in nearly 15 years, two vile new AUTOPSY tracks were recorded in September 2008, bringing together Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles and Eric Cutler for another slice of death and decay. These tracks make up a special, extremely limited (only 1,000) seven-inch vinyl release, titled "Horrific Obsession". This single will be available ...

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AUTOPSY: 'Severed Survival' Special-Edition Two-Disc Set To Include New Tracks, Rare Material

To celebrate 20 years of "Severed Survival", AUTOPSY's iconic debut album will be reissued by Peaceville Records as a special two-disc edition on February 23, 2009. Everyone's favorite San Franciscan sickos — an inspiration to an entire generation of death metal bands — have unearthed rare rehearsal and live material for a bonus disc, including ...

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OPETH Confirmed For UK's HAMMERFEST

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have been confirmed for the Hammerfest 2009 festival, set to take place April 24-25 at at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales. The festival will feature 50 metal acts in total. OPETH will headline on April 24. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY BULLET FOR ...

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'Metalion: The Slayer Diaries' Anthology Book Announced

Jon "Metalion" Kristiansen and Bazillion Points have announced that work has begun on a compendium of the best material representing twenty-five years of outrage from Metalion's infamous Slayer Mag. In addition to rare archival material unseen in decades, the book will include unreleased and exclusive interviews and artwork, historical photographs from Metalion's personal archive, and ...

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HATE ETERNAL: St. Paul Show Cancelled

Florida-based extreme metallers HATE ETERNAL have cancelled tonight's (Sunday, November 23) concert with JOB FOR A COWBOY, ALL SHALL PERISH, ANIMOSITY and ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY at Station 4 in St. Paul, Minnesota due to an illness within the band. The other bands will play the gig as scheduled. HATE ETERNAL, MISERY INDEX, AEON and ...

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'Swedish Death Metal' Book: Polish Translation Due This Month

INSISION/TYRANT bassist Daniel Ekeroth's acclaimed history "Swedish Death Metal" will be available in a Polish translation on November 28 from Polish publishing house Kagra. The book was translated by Bart Donarski (who also translated "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" by Albert Mudrian), a contributor to well-known Polish magazine Mystic Art, ...

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ALL SHALL PERISH To Film 'Never… Again' Video Tomorrow

Oakland metallers ALL SHALL PERISH will film a video for the song "Never… Again" in downtown Los Angeles this Tuesday (November 11) with director Gary Smithson (EXODUS, PRONG, GOATWHORE, etc.). The track comes off the band's third full-length album, "Awaken the Dreamers", which sold just under 5,000 copies in the United States in its first ...

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London's HELLFIRE FESTIVAL Postponed

London, England's inaugural Hellfire Festival, which was scheduled to take place October 31 - November 1 at Clapham Grand, has been postponed until February 2009. Commented ANTERIOR, one the bands that were supposed to perform at the event: "We have received word from the organizers that due to new management, the Clapham Grand venue has ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Pulls Out Of DARKNESS OVER X-MAS TOUR

HAIL OF BULLETS — the new band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — has been forced to withdraw from the the Darkness Over X-Mas Tour 2008 (featuring LEGION OF THE DAMNED, SONIC SYNDICATE, NEAERA, ...

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AURA NOIR, ABSU Confirmed For Germany's FESTUNG OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian black/thrash metal band AURA NOIR and Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU are the first two confirmed bands for next year's edition of the Festung Open Air festival, set to take place May 30-31, 2009 in Bitterfeld, Germany. AURA NOIR released its new album, "Hades Rise", on August 25 via Tyrant Syndicate, DARKTHRONE's Peaceville ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM: 'Demise' To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

Planet Metal has confirmed plans for the re-release of "Demise", the acclaimed 2003 album from Chicago psychedelic black metal group NACHTMYSTIUM. Licensed directly from the band for an expected November release, this expanded CD version will feature two additional tracks from the album sessions, remastered sound, and updated packaging. Originally released in 2003 via Autopsy ...

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FUNEREAL MOON Signs With AUTOPSY KITCHEN RECORDS

Autopsy Kitchen Records has announced the signing/collaboration with Mexico's ambient/occult/black metal project FUNEREAL MOON. Commented the label, "FUNEREAL MOON have been creating Satanic audio blasphemies in this world since 1993 with the debut release of their 'Prayers Of The Crystal Tablet Of Beli' demo cassette. They have had a unique approach to the dark arts ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: Footage From Holland's BAROEG OPEN AIR Available

Fan-filmed video footage of HAIL OF BULLETS — the new band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — performing at the Baroeg Open Air festival on September 6, 2008 in Rotterdam, Holland, can be viewed ...

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BOLT THROWER Videos To Be Made Available For Free Download

"Metal Breakfast Radio", the podcast show hosted by Dave Ingram (former vocalist for BOLT THROWER, BENEDICTION, DOWNLORD) and Donovan Spenceley (ex-DOWNLORD/NEPENTHE guitarist) have new episodes available for streaming/free download at their web site. The show features unsigned underground metal bands and is currently accepting material from new artists wishing to have their material ...

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Norwegian Death Metallers EXECRATION Prepare To Release Full-Length Debut

Norwegian death metallers EXECRATION will release their full-length debut, "Syndicate of Lethargy", on August 20 via Vendlus Records. The follow-up to the 2007 EP "Language of the Dead" features guest appearances by OBLITERATION vocalist Sindre Solem, SHE SAID DESTROY frontman Anders Bakke, Espen Hangård of DISKORD and NOPLACETOHIDE, Andreas Tylden of ALTAR and JR Ewing ...

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GADGET, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, PURGATORY Confirmed For Germany's DEATH FEAST

GADGET, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, PURGATORY and MACHETAZO have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Death Feast Open Air festival, set to take place June 11-13, 2009 in Hünxe, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: GADGET (Sweden) ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY (UK) PURGATORY (Germany) MACHETAZO (Spain) ASPHYX (Netherlands) DEVOURMENT (USA) ...

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'Swedish Death Metal' Author Demonstrates Classic Swedish Death Guitar Sound; Video Available

In a brief new video tutorial, Daniel Ekeroth, author of the massive book "Swedish Death Metal" (and bassist of TYRANT and INSISION), breaks down and demonstrates the classic Swedish death metal guitar sound invented by Leif Cuzner of NIHILIST and perfected at Studio Sunlight in Stockholm on albums by ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, and countless others. The ...

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