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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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CARNIFEX Interviewed In Montreal

HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with the California-based deathcore band CARNIFEX when the group played Montreal, Quebec, Canada on April 1, 2010. Watch the chat below. CARNIFEX's new album, "Hell Chose Me", sold around 3,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at No. 4 on the ...

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TRIDENT: 'World Destruction' Trailer Available

TRIDENT, the Swedish death metal band formed by guitarist Johan Norman (DISSECTION, SOULREAPER), released its long-awaited debut album, "World Destruction", on March 22 via Regain Records. The CD was recorded at Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden. "World Destruction" track listing: 01. The Trident 02. Jaws Of Satan (Spawns Of ...

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ABORTED Checks In From 'Machines Of Grind' Tour

Death metal psychopaths ABORTED have issued the following update: "Just a small update regarding the 'Machines Of Grind' tour we just started with our friends from ROTTEN SOUND. "As we all know, the package should have been completed by THE RED CHORD and THOSE WHO LIE BENEATH. Unfortunately, it seems the Lord is not on ...

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DIABOLIC Added To CANNIBAL CORPSE Shows

Tampa, Florida's DIABOLIC has been added to several dates of CANNIBAL CORPSE's "Evisceration Plague Tour" that is scheduled to kick off today (April 20) in Orlando, Florida. DIABOLIC is confirmed for the following dates: Apr 21 -Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Apr 22 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Apr 23 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx ...

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WATAIN: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

Swedish black metallers WATAIN will release their fourth album, "Lawless Darkness", on June 7 via Season Of Mist. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Death's Cold Dark 02. Malfeitor 03. Reaping Death 04. Four Thrones 05. Wolves Curse 06. Lawless Darkness 07. Total Funeral 08. Hymn to Qayin 09. Kiss of ...

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CARNIFEX: 'Hell Chose Me' Video Released

"Hell Chose Me", the new video from the California-based deathcore band CARNIFEX, can be viewed below. The track is the title cut of the band's new album, which sold around 3,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at No. 4 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) ...

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THESE ARE THEY: 'Blood Vengeance' Video Released

"Blood Vengeance", the new video from THESE ARE THEY — the Chicago-based death metal band featuring vocalist Paul Kuhr (NOVEMBERS DOOM), guitarist Steve Nicholson (ex-NOVEMBERS DOOM), bassist Wiley Wells (EARTHEN) and drummer Sasha Horn (TRIALS) — can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Raymond Boykin, who previously helmed the NOVEMBERS DOOM video for ...

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WATAIN Frontman Explains New Album Title

Swedish black metallers WATAIN will release their fourth album, "Lawless Darkness", on June 7 via Season Of Mist. Commented WATAIN frontman Erik "E" Danielsson: "The title symbolizes the unbound chaotic potential of that which is void of light. The light that defines, the light that shapes and restricts. The light by which the forces of ...

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MR. DEATH: 'Unearthing' 7" Single Available

MR. DEATH — the Stockholm, Sweden-based "straightforward, brutal, old-school death metal" band featuring Stefan Lagergren (TREBLINKA, EXPULSION, VOLDET) on guitar, Alex Stjärnfeldt (OCEANLIFT, EDWARD, DCLXVI) on guitar, Jonas Ohlsson (VOID, MASSIVE) on drums, Jörgen "Juck" Thullberg (TREBLINKA, TIAMAT, PHOTO PARADE) on bass, and Jocke Lindström (DIGRESSION ASSASSINS) on vocals — has made its first recording, ...

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ARISE: 'The Reckoning' Trailer Available

A two-minute video trailer for "The Reckoning", the fourth album from Swedish death/thrashers ARISE, can be viewed below. Due on March 22 through Regain Records, the CD features guest appearances by Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, ex-CARNAL FORGE), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and Jake Fredém (NOSTRADAMEUS). "The Reckoning" track listing: 01. Adrenaline Rush 02. No Memory ...

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DEATH BREATH: Photos From The Studio Posted Online

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) — recently completed the fourth recording session for its new album at Deuce Recording Studios. Check out photos from the studio at this location. ...

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SINNERS BURN: New Song Posted Online

Swedish old-school death metallers SINNERS BURN have posted a new song, "Wargasm", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's third album, "Insanity Warmachine", which is scheduled for a late spring/early summer release via Khaosmaster Productions. The CD was recorded at The Undead Studios and was mixed and mastered by Patrick ...

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DEATH BREATH Completes Fourth Recording Session For New Album

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 completed the fourth recording session for its new album. According to the group, "pretty much everything besides vocals are finished. [We'd] have to say ...

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WARBRINGER: Quality Italian Footage Available

Quality fan-filmed video footage of WARBRINGER's March 3, 2010 performance at the Pieffe Factory in Lucinico, Gorizia, Italy can be viewed below (courtesy of Jaka Curlic a.k.a. JZA Crew). WARBRINGER last year parted ways with bassist Ben Bennett and was rejoined by Andy Laux. Andy played on the group's debut, "War Without End", but was ...

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TORTURE DIVISION: 'Evighetens Dårar II' Demo Details Revealed

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 second part of the band's second demo trilogy, "Evighetens Dårar". The group ...

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AMORPHIS Frontman Talks About Upcoming DVD

U.K.'s Terrorizer.com recently conducted an interview with vocalist Tomi Joutsen of Finnish metallers AMORPHIS. A couple of excerpts from the chat folloe below. Terrorizer.com: You have a new DVD on the horizon, celebrating 20 years of AMORPHIS. How did this idea come about? Tomi Joutsen: "I think the main reason is that there ...

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Collection of Souls - MASTER

It's tempting to call MASTER the RAMONES of death metal, except that THE RAMONES actually sold some records. (Zing!) Anyway, love 'em or forget who they are, it's hard to deny the basic chugging purity of Paul Speckmann's three-decade crusade for the simplest, purest, most primeval form of death metal. He's the guy who went ...

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CARNIFEX: 'Hell Chose Me' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Hell Chose Me", the new album from the California-based deathcore band CARNIFEX, sold around 3,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at No. 4 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have ...

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WARBRINGER Frontman Interviewed By 'Metalheadz'

Vocalist John Kevill of Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER was interviewed by Peter Bailey of the Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom-based "Metalheadz" radio show on January 15, 2010 during the band's U.K. tour as the support act for EVILE. You can now watch the chat below. WARBRINGER last year parted ways with bassist Ben Bennett and was ...

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NIRVANA 2002 Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Swedish death metal outfit NIRVANA 2002 (a.k.a. N2002), the highly underrated yet influential band which only released a series of demos and splits during their existence through the late '80s and early '90s, has been confirmed this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 28-30, 2010 at Sonar in Baltimore. This will be the ...

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TORTURE DIVISION Putting Finishing Touches On New Demo

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

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