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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR: 'Split Your Lip' Artwork Unveiled

Swedish sleaze rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR will release their new album, "Split Your Lip", in Europe on November 26 via Nuclear Blast Records (except in Scandinavia, where it will be made available through Gain Records). The CD's first single, a two-side split featuring the songs "Moonshine" and "Guestlist", will be made available in early November exclusively ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO's Final Resting Place (Video)

Legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio was laid to rest at the Hall Of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles after public and private memorials and was entombed in the erstwhile Jackson Three Children sarcophagus in the Courts of Remembrance. Nearby notable crypts include Sandra Dee, Albert "Cubby" Broccoli, Isabel Sanford, ...

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CALIBER 666 Signs With IBEX MOON RECORDS

Swedish death-mongers CALIBER 666 have inked a deal with Ibex Moon Records. The band's full-length debut, "Blood Fueled Chaos", will be available digitally on October 1 via MetalHit.com. Mixed and mastered by Fred Estby (ex-DISMEMBER), the CD features guest performances from L.G. Petrov of ENTOMBED (on "The Worthless") and DISMEMBER vocalist Matti Kärki ("Let The ...

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Anarchogram - THE ROTTED

After the demise of GOREROTTED, a good grind and ultimately death metal band in its own right, vocalist Ben McCrow and guitarist Tim Carley decided to follow their hearts and form THE ROTTED in 2008, which would prove a very wise decision. On debut album "Get Dead or Die Trying" the British punks in them ...

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Reunited OZ Begins Recording New Album

Reactivated legendary 1980s Finnish heavy metal band OZ has entered Park studio in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Nicke Andersson (a former member of ENTOMBED and HELLACOPTERS) to begin recording its new album, tentatively titled "Greatezt Blitz", for an early 2011 release. The CD will reportedly contain both new songs and re-recordings of OZ classics. Songtitles ...

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TRIDENT: Trailer For 'Jaws Of Satan' Video Released

A trailer for "Jaws Of Satan (Spawns Of Hell)", the new video from TRIDENT — the Swedish death metal band formed by guitarist Johan Norman (DISSECTION, SOULREAPER) — can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's debut album, "World Destruction", which came out on March 22 via Regain Records. The CD was recorded ...

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New ENTOMBED Lineup Interviewed By DUNLOP TV EUROPE (Video)

Dunlop TV Europe recently conducted an interview with the newly expanded lineup of the long-running Swedish metal band ENTOMBED, featuring bassist Victor Brandt (TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, AEON, SATYRICON) and second guitarist Nico Elgstrand (who previously played bass for the group). "We've been searching for five years, the answer was right here," said ENTOMBED guitarist Alex ...

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DEATH BREATH: New Album Update

DEATH BREATH — the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (most recently the frontman of rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS) — has issued the following update: "We have a finished [DEATH BREATH] album except for some vocals left to do. "We've been touring most of the ...

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MONSTER MAGNET, NAPALM DEATH, PESTILENCE, KATATONIA Confirmed For AALBORG METAL FESTIVAL

MONSTER MAGNET, NAPALM DEATH, PESTILENCE, KATATONIA, IMMOLATION, AMORPHIS, ILLDISPOSED, MACABRE and STUCK MOJO are among the confirmed bands for this year's Aalborg Metal Festival, set to take place November 5-6, 2010 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 100 KNIFES INSIDE AMORPHIS BY THE PATIENT CHAINFIST CROCELL DAWN OF ...

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NECRONAUT: New Song Available For Streaming

"Returning To Kill The Light", a brand new song from NECRONAUT, the solo project of former DISMEMBER/CARNAGE drummer Fred Estby, is available for streaming at this location. The track comes off NECRONAUT's self-titled album, which is scheduled for release on October 18 release via Regain Records. The cover artwork for the CD (see ...

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Former WITCHCRAFT Drummer Joins ATLANTIC TIDE

Former WITCHCRAFT/ABRAMIS BRAMA drummer Fredrik Jansson, who also plays bass in COUNT RAVEN, has joined ATLANTIC TIDE, the Swedish project featuring guitarist Freddie Eugene (UNLEASHED, TERRA FIRMA, LOUD PIPES, HARMS WAY) alongside ex-TERRA FIRMA bassist Izmo Ledderfejs, former BLACKSHINE axeman Stabel Miserabel and guitarist Ulf "Uffe" Cederlund (ENTOMBED, MORBID, MURDER SQUAD, NIHILIST, DISFEAR, HAYSTACK). ATLANTIC ...

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ABORTED Frontman Interviewed On 'The Red Switch'

Vocalist Sven De Caluwé of death metal psychopaths ABORTED was recently interviewed by "The Red Switch" show, which airs on York University's CHRY 105.5 FM radio station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. ABORTED's recent "Machines Of Grind/Terrorizer Tourture" European tour with ROTTEN SOUND was the first ...

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CONVERGE Guitarist Interviewed In Croatia (Video)

Vile Noise conducted an interview with guitarist Kurt Ballou of the Massachusetts-based hardcore/metal band CONVERGE just before the group's August 11, 2010 performance at the Mochvara club in Zagreb, Croatia. Kurt talked about CONVERGE's 2010 European tour, the band's recently self-released seven-inch EP, the distinctive visual style that comes with the group, the ...

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TRAP THEM To Enter Studio Next Week

On Monday, Seattle's TRAP THEM will convene in Salem, Massachusetts at Godcity Studio with producer Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, DISFEAR, BLACK BREATH) to commence recording its Prosthetic Records' debut (and third full-length album overall). This will be the band's first album to feature drummer Chris Maggio, formerly of COLISEUM. The group has also launched a new ...

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ENTOMBED Announces New Bassist, Second Guitarist

Long-running Swedish metallers ENTOMBED have announced the addition of bassist Victor Brandt (TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, AEON, SATYRICON) to the group's ranks. Meanwhile, ENTOMBED's former bassist Nico Elgstrand is now playing second guitar for the band. ENTOMBED performed as a five-piece for the first time in years on October 17, 2009 at Arenan in Stockholm, Sweden, ...

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THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX Signs With SEASON OF MIST

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 Roque of WITCHBREED) — has inked a deal ...

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KRUX To Enter Studio In The Fall

KRUX — the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), OPETH/ex-ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson and OPETH keyboardist Pär Wiberg — will enter the studio this fall to record its third album for an early 2011 release. ...

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ANTON REISENEGGER Joins INNER SANCTVM

Anton Reisenegger (PENTAGRAM, CRIMINAL, LOCK UP) has been named the new singer for the multinational band INNER SANCTVM. Reisenegger will enter the studio later this month to start recording the vocal tracks for the group's long-awaited second album. Anton has been a friend to INNER SANCTVM since 1993 when the band was recording its debut ...

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Former ENTOMBED Guitarist Joins ATLANTIC TIDE

Guitarist Ulf "Uffe" Cederlund (ENTOMBED, MORBID, MURDER SQUAD, NIHILIST, DISFEAR, HAYSTACK) has joined ATLANTIC TIDE, the new Swedish project featuring guitarist Freddie Eugene (UNLEASHED, TERRA FIRMA, LOUD PIPES, HARMS WAY) alongside ex-TERRA FIRMA bassist Izmo Ledderfejs and former BLACKSHINE axeman Stabel Miserabel. ATLANTIC TIDE released its first-ever seven-inch single, "Bad Acid Queen", last November through ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH: 'Polarity' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Polarity", the third album from Santa Cruz, California tech-death masters DECREPIT BIRTH, sold around 1,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 18 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who ...

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DJERV: 'Headstone EP' Now Available

DJERV — the Norwegian band featuring singer Agnete Kjølsrud of ANIMAL ALPHA, drummer Erlend Gjerde of STONEGARD and WARDRUNA and guitarist Stian Kårstad of TRELLDOM — has released its first-ever recordings on the "Headstone EP", available via Indie Distribution and the group's own label, Katapult Music. The three-track EP was originally intended as a demo ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH: 'The Resonance' Video Released

"The Resonance", the new video from Santa Cruz, California tech-death masters DECREPIT BIRTH, can be viewed below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The clip was filmed with director Ann Christin "Anki" Rihm, a former VJ/producer for MTV Norway's "Headbangers Ball". Check out photos from the video shoot at this location. "The Resonance" comes off ...

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SINNERS BURN: 'Undead Army' Video Released

"Undead Army", the new video from Swedish old-school death metallers SINNERS BURN, can be viewed below. The clip was produced, cut and directed by Jacob Johansson of Planets Align. "Undead Army" comes off SINNERS BURN's third album, "Insanity Warmachine", which will be released on August 6 via Khaosmaster Productions. The CD was recorded at The ...

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MNEMIC Confirmed For U.K.'s MAMMOTHFEST

Danish modern metallers MNEMIC have been confirmed for Mammothfest, a one-day metal festival set to take place Saturday, September 18 at Hove Centre, Brighton & Hove, United Kingdom. The band will play a one-hour exclusive U.K. set at the event, which will feature 27 acts performing on two stages. The festival billing is shaping up ...

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Beyond the Threshold of Death - LIFELESS

Ibex Moon got their own ENTOMBED when they picked up FATALIST, and now with LIFELESS, they have their very own DISMEMBER. Even if you miss the visual cues, like the quoting of DISMEMBER and UNLEASHED lyrics in the thanks list, the melodic speed-picked riffs and burbling low-tuned guitar tone will tell you all you need ...

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ENTOMBED To Headline U.K.'s MAMMOTHFEST

Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED will headline Mammothfest, a one-day metal festival set to take place Saturday, September 18 at Hove Centre, Brighton & Hove, United Kingdom. Tickets are £40, with 27 acts scheduled to perform on two stages. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ENTOMBED ABGOTT BEHOLDER BLACKSTORM CILICE BREED 77 DIVINE CHAOS ...

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