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TORTURE DIVISION Releases Third Part Of Second Demo Trilogy

TORTURE DIVISION, the Swedish death metal project featuring guitarist Lord K. Philipson (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-GOD AMONG INSECTS, LEUKEMIA), bassist/vocalist Jörgen Sandström (VICIOUS ART, THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) and drummer Tobias "Tobben" Gustafsson (VOMITORY, THE PROJECT HATE), has completed work on the third part of the band's second demo trilogy, "Evighetens Dårar". The track ...

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WARRIOR SOUL, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC Added To Sweden's SONISPHERE

WARRIOR SOUL and IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC (the new band led by THE HELLACOPTERS architect and former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson) have been confirmed for the Swedish installment of the Sonisphere festival, set to take place Saturday, August 7 at Stora Skuggan in Stockholm. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: IRON MAIDEN MÖTLEY CRÜE ...

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CANDLEMASS Guitarist Interviewed At France's HELLFEST

Guitar amp company Hughes & Kettner conducted an interview with guitarist Lars Johansson of Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS at this year's Hellfest, which took place June 18-20 in Clisson, France. Watch the chat below. CANDLEMASS performed at the 2010 edition of Hellfest without longtime guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, who was unable to make the gig ...

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TRIDENT To Make U.S. Live Debut In October

TRIDENT, the Swedish death metal band formed by guitarist Johan Norman (DISSECTION, SOULREAPER), will make its U.S. live debut on Saturday, October 2 at club Europa in Brooklyn, New York. Also scheduled to appear is the New Jersey-based black metal band IMMOLITH. Tickets are $18. TRIDENT released its debut album, "World Destruction", on March 22 ...

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LANDMINE MARATHON: 'Shadows Fed To Tyrants' Video Released

"Shadows Fed To Tyrants", the new video from Phoenix, Arizona's death metal/grind titans LANDMINE MARATHON, can be viewed below. The clip was shot in the band's hometown with director David Brodsky (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, GWAR, GOATWHORE) and will be available for purchase exclusively through iTunes starting on July 13. LANDMINE MARATHON recently collaborated with ...

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REPULSION Interviewed At MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Denman C. Anderson conducted an interview with Matt Olivo and Scott Carlson of the legendary grindcore act REPULSION at this year's Maryland Deathfest — which was held on May 28-30, 2010 at Sonar in Baltimore. Watch the chat below. Formed in the mid-1980s, REPULSION is an early grindcore/death metal band from Flint, Michigan. The group's ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH Taps Former ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Drummer For 'Summer Slaughter' Tour

Santa Cruz, California tech-death masters DECREPIT BIRTH will utilize the services of ex-ABIGAIL WILLIAMS drummer Samus Paulicelli as a session member during this year's installment of the Summer Slaughter Tour. Video footage of Paulicelli playing the new DECREPIT BIRTH track "Symbiosis" can be viewed below. DECREPIT BIRTH's third album, "Polarity", will be released on July ...

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THE GENERALS In Writing Mode

Swedish "death 'n' roll" band THE GENERALS has issued the following update: "The two upcoming weekends we will do two festival gigs and directly after that its back to Karlstad and continue the songwriting for album number two. We will record some demos during the fall and then hopefully we will begin recording the album ...

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VOLBEAT To Be Supported By ENTOMBED, THE KANDIDATE

ENTOMBED and THE KANDIDATE have been confirmed as the support acts on VOLBEAT's "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven" 2010 tour. Commented VOLBEAT frontman Michael Schøn Poulsen: "We're very happy to add ENTOMBED as support to our European tour. ENTOMBED has been a huge inspiration and a band we've supported for 20 years. And there's no one better ...

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LANDMINE MARATHON Films 'Shadows Fed To Tyrants' Video

Phoenix, Arizona's LANDMINE MARATHON recently filmed a video for the song "Shadows Fed To Tyrants" with director David Brodsky (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, GWAR, GOATWHORE). The clip will make its online debut in the coming weeks. "Shadows Fed To Tyrants" comes off LANDMINE MARATHON's latest album, "Sovereign Descent", which was released on March 16 on ...

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DJERV Covers MEGADETH At Sandnes Concert; Video Available

Fan-filmed video footage of DJERV — the Norwegian band featuring singer Agnete Kjølsrud of ANIMAL ALPHA, drummer Erlend Gjerde of STONEGARD and WARDRUNA and guitarist Stian Kårstad of TRELLDOM — performing a cover version of the MEGADETH classic "Symphony Of Destruction" during the group's second-ever concert on June 18, 2010 at Tribute in Sandnes, Norway ...

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DJERV Announces Touring Lineup

Guitarist Stamos Koliousis (MENCEA) and bassist Victor Brandt (TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, ENTOMBED, SATYRICON) have joined the touring lineup of DJERV, the Norwegian band featuring singer Agnete Kjølsrud of ANIMAL ALPHA, drummer Erlend Gjerde of STONEGARD and WARDRUNA and guitarist Stian Kårstad of TRELLDOM. Commented DJERV in a statement: "Finding the right people to complete the ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH: 'Polarity' Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Polarity", the new album from Santa Cruz, California tech-death masters DECREPIT BIRTH, can be viewed below. The artwork was completed by cult artist Dan Seagrave (MORBID ANGEL, ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION). Commented guitarist Matt Sotelo: "Dan's art fits the overall theme of the album perfectly. "We had approached Dan with some ideas at ...

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THE ROTTED: 'Anarchogram' EP Details Revealed

U.K. punk-infused death metallers THE ROTTED entered the studio in May with producer James Dunkley to begin recording "Anarchogram", a self-released EP consisting of two new tracks and four bonus cuts. Commented the band: "This is an entirely self-funded, self-released EP, and we wanted to keep it as low-price as possible as a thanks to ...

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THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX Putting Finishing Touches On New Material

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 issued the following ...

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LANDMINE MARATHON: Tour Dates Announced

Phoenix, Arizona's LANDMINE MARATHON has scheduled the following dates: Jun. 28 - Tucson, AZ - Skrappy's Jun. 29 - Los Angeles, CA - The Blvd. Jun. 30 - San Diego, CA - The Yard Jul. 01 - Sacramento, CA - 16th St. Café Jul. 02 - San Francisco, CA - Kimo's Jul. 03 - Reno, ...

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THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX Parts Ways With VIC RECORDS

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) and Anders Bertilsson (guitar; COLDWORKER), has issued the following update: "Due to the financial situation and the complete lack of record sales for smaller record ...

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ENTOMBED Interviewed In Mexico

Mexico's Search & Destroy conducted an interview with Swedish metallers ENTOMBED when they played Mexico City last November. The five-minute chat, which has just been uploaded to YouTube, can be viewed below. ENTOMBED will play a week's worth of shows surrounding their appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest. Support on the trek will ...

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DIABOLIC: New Song Available For Streaming

"Venomous Habitations", a brand new song from Tampa, Florida's DIABOLIC, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's fifth full-length album, "Excisions of Exorcisms", which is scheduled for release on June 8 via Deathgasm Records. The CD was recorded at D.O.W. Studios in Seffner, Florida with ...

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ABORTED: In Writing Mode

Death metal psychopaths ABORTED have issued the following update: "We have started writing some new material and will be focusing on writing for the rest of the year. Recordings are set for the full-length early next year. More details to follow shortly. Expect it to continue where [the recently released EP] 'Coronary Reconstruction' started! "Those ...

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Heavy Breathing - BLACK BREATH

In a recent review of BLACK BREATH's "Razor to Oblivion" I stated the following: "God help us all if we get a full-length album's worth of material with the same consistency and unhinged rage as the EP." Well, that full-length album came a lot quicker than I anticipated and assistance from the lord is indeed ...

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Former THE HELLACOPTERS Frontman Returns With New Project

THE HELLACOPTERS architect and former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson is back with a new band. IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC "delivers powerpop, with emphasis on power, rock AND roll," according to a press release. The group "could be the missing link between THE BEATLES and ALICE COOPER, or the bridge connecting THE BYRDS with SEX PISTOLS, if ...

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WARBRINGER: New Video Interview Available

Russell "Evil G." Johnson of BareBonesMusic.com recently conducted an interview with lead singer John Kevill of Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER. The nine-minute clip, which includes performance footage, can be viewed below. WARBRINGER last year parted ways with bassist Ben Bennett and was rejoined by Andy Laux. Andy played on the group's debut, "War ...

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