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SEVERE TORTURE Commences Mix Of New Album

Dutch death metal brutalizers SEVERE TORTURE are due to enter Hertz studios in Poland tomorrow to start the mix of their forthcoming album, "Sworn Vengeance". The follow-up to 2005's "Fall of the Despised" is due for release by Earache on September 10 and is set to be mixed by Hertz in-house producers Wojtek and Slawek ...

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE Drummer Checks In From SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR

Denver's CEPHALIC CARNAGE are currently rounding out their run as part of the Summer Slaughter Tour, their first North American tour in support of their brand new album, "Xenosapien". The Summer Slaughter Tour kicked off on June 1, working its way all across North America selling out venues with its stacked bill of CEPHALIC CARNAGE ...

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Venue Change For Tonight's SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR Utah Date

The June 22 Utah date of the Summer Slaughter tour featuring death metal and grind heavyweights NECROPHAGIST, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, DECAPITATED, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, THE FACELESS, ION DISSONANCE, and BENEATH THE MASSACRE has been moved to Club NVO. The original venue was in Ogden, UT has been shut down by the city ...

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GRAVE To Play Mexico In August

Swedish death metallers GRAVE has issued the following update: "Finally home again after a killer month on the road in Europe. We had a lot of great shows and we thank all of you fans for the response. Metal greetings and big thanx to Massive Music for excellent organization and of course to our brothers ...

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DAATH Launches YouTube Channel

Atlanta-based extreme metal band DAATH has launched its own YouTube channel featuring a collection of videos and live performances. DAATH will release an exclusive remix of "Dead on the Dance Floor", a track from their debut Roadrunner release, "The Hinderers", via digital EP this summer. Due in July, the track was remixed by ...

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DAATH: Remix By DANNY LOHNER Due In July

Atlanta-based extreme metal band DAATH will release an exclusive remix of "Dead on the Dance Floor", a track from their debut Roadrunner release, "The Hinderers", via digital EP this summer. Due in July, the track was remixed by Danny Lohner, former of NINE INCH NAILS and A PERFECT CIRCLE. DAATH guitarist and co-founder Eyal Levi ...

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SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR: Ibanez Guitar Giveaway

The "Summer Slaughter Tour" and Hoshino USA have teamed up to giveaway four Ibanez Xiphos guitars in support of the most extreme tour of the summer. The "Summer Slaughter Tour" guitar contest, being held at Ibanez.com, offers the chance for one grand prize winner to win one of the "Summer Slaughter Tour" Xiphos guitars signed ...

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ION DISSONANCE Releases Digital EP

Montreal-based quintet ION DISSONANCE is preparing to release its third album, "Minus the Herd", on June 5. To give fans a taste of the new CD, the band has released a digital EP, entitled "Prelude to the Herd", that is available now on iTunes. The track listing for the EP is as follows: 01. Kneel ...

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE: 'Making Of Xenosapien' Webisode Posted Online

CEPHALIC CARNAGE has posted their first link textwebisode documenting the recording process of their forthcoming new record "Xenosapien". The band recently finished recording the long-awaited "Xenosapien" at Highbryd, their new recording facility in Denver, CO, and Flatline Audio with longtime producer Dave Otero. CEPHALIC CARNAGE is currently working their way through the U.K. ...

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE Completes Work On New Video

CEPHALIC CARNAGE has completed work on the first music video, for the track "Endless Cycle of Violence", from its upcoming full-length album "Xenosapien". The video was shot at a skatepark in the band’s hometown of Denver, CO with director and producer Soren (UNEARTH, GREELEY ESTATES). A thirty-second teaser of the video can be viewed

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FOR RUIN: Debut Album Details Revealed

Irish black/death metallers FOR RUIN will release their debut album, "December", in June or July through Sentinel Records. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Into Red 02. Wake 03. Towards an End 04. Dread 05. Eyesore 06. Demon 07. Starling 08. December 09. Another Breed 10. Frailty Check out the cover ...

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SUMMER SLAUGHTER Tour: VIP Ticket Packages Now Available

The "Summer Slaughter Tour", featuring headliners NECROPHAGIST along with Relapse labelmates CEPHALIC CARNAGE as well as DECAPITATED, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, THE FACELESS, ION DISSONANCE and BENEATH THE MASSACRE, has announced the sale of exclusive VIP ticket-packages to what will be the most extreme tour of the summer. The special "Summer Slaughter ...

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NILE: New Album To Arrive In July

Nuclear Blast Records has set a July 20 German release date (July 23 in the rest of Europe) for the new NILE album, entitled "Ithyphallic". The CD was recorded at Sound Lab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) and engineer Bob Moore. Songtitles set to appear on the ...

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THE POODLES To Release 'Seven Seas' Single

Swedish hard rock band THE POODLES — consisting of vocalist Jakob Samuel (THE RING, ex-TALISMAN, JEKYLL & HYDE), guitarist Pontus Norgren (THE RING, ex-TALISMAN), bassist Pontus Egberg (ex-LION'S SHARE) and drummer Christian Lundqvist — will release its new single, "Seven Seas" (audio preview), in Sweden on April 25. The title cut is said ...

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE Unveils New Music

CEPHALIC CARNAGE has unveiled the first new track, "Endless Cycle of Violence", from their upcoming full-length album "Xenosapien", via the band's MySpace page. "Endless Cycle of Violence", the album's lead-off track, will also be the first video from the record. "Xenosapien" was recorded by the band and longtime producer/engineer Dave Otero at their ...

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NECROPHAGIST Drummer Schedules U.S. Clinics

Last week German death metal band NECROPHAGIST announced the addition of world-renowned drummer Marco Minnemann to its lineup. Minnemann will begin playing drums for NECROPHAGIST on the band's upcoming headlining North American tour, dubbed "Summer Slaughter Tour", also featuring labelmates CEPHALIC CARNAGE as well as DECAPITATED, ION DISSONANCE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS and more. The "Summer ...

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NILE: New Album Details Revealed

NILE mainman Karl Sanders has issued the following update: "We are currently finishing the mixes on the new NILE album, entitled 'Ithyphallic', our first album for Nuclear Blast [Records]. So far we have been nothing but thrilled to work with the entire cast at Nuclear Blast; they have treated us exceptionally well and have given ...

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UNBURIED Forges On As Trio

St. Louis, Missouri-based extreme metal band UNBURIED has parted ways with vocalist Justin Tombed. "There are no hard feelings or bad blood, we will remain brothers beyond the grave," commented guitarist Dreathus Harris. "Instead of finding a new frontman we have taken the initiative to move on as a trio, we work more efficiently and ...

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NILE: OZZFEST 'Off' Dates Announced

NILE has lined up the following Ozzfest "off" dates with Taiwan's CHTHONIC: July 20 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre July 27 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater July 29 - Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck Aug. 09 - Cleveland, OH @ Harpo’s Aug. 21 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club (with ...

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NECROPHAGIST, DECAPITATED, CEPHALIC CARNAGE To Team Up For SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR

Ibanez, Tama and Revolver will present the first annual Summer Slaughter Tour with NECROPHAGIST headlining and support from DECAPITATED, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, THE FACELESS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, ARSIS, ION DISSONANCE and BENEATH THE MASSACRE. Founder Ash Avildsen has dubbed it "the most extreme tour of the year," which will have select dates featuring ...

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NILE's GEORGE KOLLIAS: Drum Parts On New CD 'Are Crushing Everything I've Done In The Past'

NILE recently entered Sound Lab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina to begin recording the follow-up to 2005's "Annihilation of the Wicked", due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. The band is once again working with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) and engineer Bob Moore. Commented drummer George Kollias: "We have almost ...

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