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EXMORTEM To Enter Studio In May

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM will record the follow-up to 2002's "Pestilence Empire" in May/June at the Antfarm Studio (Aarhus, Denmark) with producer Tue Madsen. No title has been set for the album yet, but a few "working" songtitles are as follows: "Nihilistic Contentment", "Graveside Mourning Ritual" and "Parasite Paradise". According to the band, "The material ...

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DEATH BY DAWN: More Live Dates Announced

DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX/BOLT THROWER frontman Martin Van Drunen, have lined up the following dates: Jan. 24 – Nordhoff –Neuenkirchen, GER May 14 – Talentschuppen – Steinfurt, GER (w/ CONTRADICTION) As previously reported, a recently recorded DEATH BY DAWN demo track, entitled "Legal Usury", has been posted online ...

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THY PRIMORDIAL: New Album Delayed

Swedish mythological black metallers THY PRIMORDIAL have pushed back the release date of their sixth album, "Pestilence Upon Mankind", to March 8, 2004 through Blackend Records. According to a posting on the group's web site, the new CD is "faster, heavier, more complex and sounds better then our previous albums." "Pestilence Upon Mankind" was recorded ...

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ALTARIA Announce Finnish Dates

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA, who feature in their ranks SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen and NIGHTWISH six-stringer Emppu Vuorinen, have confirmed the following dates during January: Jan. 23 - Hullu Pullo – Vaasa, FIN Jan. 24 - Loop – Oulu, FIN As previously reported, ALTARIA have set "Divinity" as the tentative title for their sophomore ...

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Former PESTILENCE Singer To Record With Germany's DEATH BY DAWN

Former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX/BOLT THROWER frontman Martin Van Drunen will be appearing on the new CD from German death metallers DEATH BY DAWN. The singer, who played two shows with the group in early October (in Germany and Italy), will continue to make music and perform live with the band during the coming months. For more information ...

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ALTARIA Prepare To Enter Studio

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA, who feature in their ranks SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen and NIGHTWISH six-stringer Emppu Vuorinen, have set "Divinity" as the tentative title for their sophomore album, due in May 2004 through AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven Records. The group will enter the studio on October 10 to begin recording the effort, ...

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THY PRIMORDIAL Get 'Faster And Heavier' On Forthcoming CD

Swedish mythological black metallers THY PRIMORDIAL have completed work on their sixth album, "Pestilence Upon Mankind", tentatively due in late 2003 through Blackend Records. According to a posting on the group's web site, the new CD is "faster, heavier, more complex and sounds better then our previous albums. Right now we just waiting for the ...

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CARNIVORE, ANNIHILATOR, OBITUARY, EXHORDER Albums To Be Reissued

On September 9, Roadrunner Records will be issuing a series of "2 From The Vault" releases, featuring two classic CDs — many deleted — packaged and priced as one. The albums planned for re-release are as follows: ANNIHILATOR – "Alice In Hell" & "Neverland" CARNIVORE - "Carnivore" & "Retaliation" EXHORDER - "Slaughter In The Vatican" ...

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THY PRIMORDIAL Split With Singer, Announce Replacement

Swedish mythological black metallers THY PRIMORDIAL have parted ways vocalist Isidor due to a "lack of interest and inspiration," according to the band's official web site. Isidor's replacement has been found in the shape of Jönköping, Sweden native Nicke Holstensson, who is best known as the former vocalist for Swedish deathsters NOMINON. "Nicke [has] rehearsed ...

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THY PRIMORDIAL Name New Album

Swedish mythological black metallers THY PRIMORDIAL have set "Pestilence Upon Mankind" as the title for their sixth album, tentatively due in late 2003 through Blackend Records. "We're still rehearsing, by now all the songs are created though there is things left to work on before the recording begins," the band write on their official web ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Complete New Album

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have completed work on their new album, "My Passion // Your Pain", producer Andy Classen at Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany. The follow-up to last year's "Flesh-Power-Dominion" is due on May 5 through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for "My Passion // Your Pain" is as ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE To Cover PESTILENCE On Upcoming CD

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE will lay down a total of nine tracks, including a PESTILENCE cover, during the recording sessions for their fourth full-length album, "My Passion // Your Pain", due in late spring through Metal Blade Records. The band are currently ensconced at Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany with producer Andy ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Guitarist Turns Down DARK ANGEL Slot

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's Jed Simon has turned down an offer to fill the vacant guitarist slot in DARK ANGEL following the departure of founding member Jim Durkin. Although he had originally agreed to join the Los Angeles thrashers in their reunion bid, Simon has apparently had a change of heart — the reasons for which ...

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EXMORTEM Prepare To Release 'Pestilence Empire'

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM will release their new album, "Pestilence Empire", on Nov. 25 through Osmose Productions. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Ghastly Grotesque 02. Funerary Sculpture 03. Pestifer 04. Malus Invictus 05. Death Deceiver 06. Grand Dome Of Destruction 07. Icecold Ugliness (Part 2) 08. Gruesome Icons 09. ...

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EXMORTEM Set Title For Forthcoming CD

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have set Pestilence Empire as the title of their new album, due in early 2003 through Osmose Productions. The follow-up to Berzerker Legions was recorded at Antfarm studios and is said to be "a great step forward for EXMORTEM! The new material is both stronger and more unique than anything we ...

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Ex-PESTILENCE/BOLT THROWER Frontman Resurfaces In DEATH BY DAWN

Former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX/BOLT THROWER frontman Martin Van Drunen will perform a live gig with his new band, DEATH BY DAWN, on Saturday, June 15th at J.U.K.S. in Emsdetten, Germany. Also appearing on the bill will be GUERRILLA and FUTURE FATE. For more information on DEATH BY DAWN, and to download full-length MP3s of their music, visit ...

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Eye For An Eye - DAEMON

Despite this being their third album, Denmark's DAEMON are perhaps best known for having featured the services of then-ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on their 1997 debut Seven Deadly Sins—a widely acclaimed yet largely underground classic that owed more than a small part of its musical inspiration to Andersson's previous outfit's early output. The band's second ...

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Archive News Sep 17, 2001 - update 2

Sweden's MARDUK have announced the updated itinerary for their upcoming American trek. The dates are as follows:

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Oct. 05 - Aurora, IL @ Riley's

Oct. 06 - St Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl

Oct. 07 - St Paul, MN @ The Lab

Oct. 09 ...

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