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HALLOWS DIE: Debut Album Samples Available

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada-based metallers HALLOWS DIE have posted five tracks from their forthcoming full-length debut, "World Of Ruin", on their MySpace page. The CD was recorded by Colin Attlesey (WILL OF THE ANCIENTS, DETOSORGEKALF) and was mastered by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, BLOODBATH). Formed in late 2006, HALLOWS DIE "has been ...

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SOULDRAINER Recording New Material

Swedish death metallers SOULDRAINER have issued the following update: "We just started to record a couple of more songs at Empire Studio and we will record about three songs at a time and let you download it, burn it, give it away and bang your heads to it 'cuz it's more important to let you ...

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RAVENS CREED: Debut Album Release Date Announced

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, will release their debut album, "Albion Thunder", on July 15 via Doomentia Records. The CD will contain 12 songs with a running time of 39 minutes. "Albion Thunder" track listing: ...

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BURDEN OF GRIEF In Writing Mode

German melodic death/thrash metallers BURDEN OF GRIEF are currently working on material for their new album, tentatively due in early 2010. The follow-up to 2007's "Death End Road" will contain 10 songs, seven of which have already been completed, and will be mixed and mastered by Swedish producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH). The ...

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ROTTEN: New Album Title Revealed

Dutch death metallers ROTTEN — who feature in their ranks members of RADICAL NERVE DISTORTION, REBORN and HACKSAW — have set "Quality Killings" as the title of their debut album, which is scheduled for release later in the year. The CD, which will be mastered by Dan Swanö (HAIL OF BULLETS, BLOODBATH, DEMIURG), will feature ...

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ASPHYX: 'Death...The Brutal Way' Video Available

"Death...The Brutal Way", the new video from the reformed Dutch death metal outfit ASPHYXMartin van Drunen (vocals), Wannes Gubbels (bass/vocals), Paul Baayens (guitar) and Bob Bagchus (drums) — can be viewed below. The clip was helmed by Oliver Barth of Visions In Fear. "Death...The Brutal Way" is the title track of ASPHYX's comeback ...

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THUNDRA: New Album Title Revealed

Norwegian metallers THUNDRA, who feature in their ranks former members of EINHERJER and ENSLAVED, have set "Ignored By Fear" as the title of their forthcoming third album, tentatively due this summer via Germany's Einheit Productions. The band says, "Right now we are almost finished mixing our upcoming [CD]. It's just the small fine tunings left, ...

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ROTTEN: 'HeadChopper' Video Released

"HeadChopper", the new video from the Dutch death metal act ROTTEN — which features in its ranks members of RADICAL NERVE DISTORTION, REBORN and HACKSAW — can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's full-length debut, which is scheduled for release later in the year. The CD, which will be mastered by Dan ...

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SIGHT OF EMPTINESS: New Album Samples, Artwork Unveiled

Costa Rica-based melodic extreme metal band SIGHT OF EMPTINESS has posted two new songs — "Predictable Tragedy" and "Burning Silence" — on the group's web site. Both tracks come off SIGHT OF EMPTINESS' second album, "Absolution of Humanity", which is expected to be released later in the year via an as-yet-undetermined record label. ...

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BILOCATE's 'Sudden Death Syndrome' Album 'Banned' In Lebanon

Jordanian dark oriental metallers BILOCATE have issued a press release claiming that their new album, "Sudden Death Syndrome", has been "banned" in Lebanon. Considering that the CD is being sold in many countries in the Middle East, such as Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, and all over USA and Europe, the band says ...

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BLOODBATH: 'Hades Rising' Video Released

"Hades Rising", the new video from the Swedish death metal "supergroup" BLOODBATH, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Owe Lingwall of Village Road Film. The band's performance footage was shot on location in Vallentuna outside Stockholm and "can be summoned up as some serious headbanging with lots of blood, real messy and ...

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SIX FEET UNDER's TERRY BUTLER Lays Down Bass Tracks For OBLITERHATE Debut

Due to bassist Derrick Ramirez's (DRAGONLORD, ex-TESTAMENT) unavoidable hectic schedule, he has been forced to cancel his participation in the upcoming debut album from OBLITERHATE, the brainchild of guitarist Calvin Chiang of the Singaporean death thrash metal band RASPATUL. The project, which is said to follow a "more brutal and intricate direction" than RASPATUL, features ...

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SIGHT OF EMPTINESS: New Album To Be Mastered By JENS BOGREN

Costa Rica-based melodic extreme metal band SIGHT OF EMPTINESS has tapped Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, SOILWORK, BLOODBATH, KATATONIA, SYMPHONY X) of Örebro, Sweden's Fascination Street Studios to master the band's upcoming second album, "Absolution of Humanity". Commented the group: "Having Jens Bogren working on our new album is unreal. He is responsible for numerous ...

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EVOCATION: 'Tomorrow Has No Sunrise' Video Released

"Tomorrow Has No Sunrise", the new video from the Swedish death metal band EVOCATION, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by René U Valdes (HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, AVATAR) of Greenworks and was shot at Kvarnbyn in Gothenburg on April 14. "Tomorrow Has No Sunrise" comes off EVOCATION's new album, "Dead Calm Chaos", which was ...

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PILEDRIVER Mainman Pulls Plug On All Band Activities

Lead vocalist Gord "The Exalted Piledriver" Kirchin of the Canadian cult metal band THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER (a.k.a. PILEDRIVER) has announced that the he has put all of the group's activities on hold while he deals with "numerous insurmountable obstacles and negativities that prevent me from moving forward at this time," adding that "it's only wise ...

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ASPHYX: New Song Posted Online

Reformed Dutch death metal outfit ASPHYXMartin van Drunen (vocals), Wannes Gubbels (bass/vocals), Paul Baayens (guitar) and Bob Bagchus (drums) — has posted a new song, "Scorbutics", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's comeback album, "Death...The Brutal Way", which is scheduled for release on June 22 via ...

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ASPHYX: 'Death...The Brutal Way' Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

Reformed Dutch death metal outfit ASPHYXMartin van Drunen (vocals), Wannes Gubbels (bass/vocals), Paul Baayens (guitar) and Bob Bagchus (drums) — will release its comeback album, "Death...The Brutal Way", on June 22 via Century Media Records. War Anthem Records will release the LP version of the effort, which was recorded at the Sonic Assault ...

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ASPHYX: New Album Release Date Announced

Reformed Dutch death metal outfit ASPHYXMartin van Drunen (vocals), Wannes Gubbels (bass/vocals), Paul Baayens (guitar) and Bob Bagchus (drums) — will release its comeback album, "Death...The Brutal Way", on June 22 via Century Media Records. War Anthem Records will release the LP version of the effort, which was recorded at the Sonic Assault ...

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LAY DOWN ROTTEN: Sixth Video Blog Posted Online

German death metallers LAY DOWN ROTTEN will release their fifth album, "Gospel Of The Wretched", in Europe on May 11 via Metal Blade Records (May 8 in Germany). The CD was recorded at the Desert Inn studios in Germany and was mixed by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH) at Unisound studios in Örebro, Sweden. ...

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Former SCAR SYMMETRY Singer's THE FEW AGAINST MANY Project: More Album Details Revealed

Former SCAR SYMMETRY vocalist Christian Älvestam has revealed more details about "Sot" ("Soot" in English), the debut album from his THE FEW AGAINST MANY project (in which he plays rhythm guitar and sings). The CD was recorded at Panic Room studios with producer Tomas "Plec" Johansson and features lyrical contributions from Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILITY) ...

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DAN SWANÖ's UNICORN To Reunite For MARILLION Tribute Album

UNICORN, the long-defunct progressive rock band featuring acclaimed Swedish multi-instrumentalist/producer Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH) will reunite to record a cover version of the MARILLION song "After Me". The track will be included on the "Recital For A Season's End - A Tribute To Marillion" compilation, to be released on the Italian label ...

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RAVENS CREED: 'Albion Thunder' Samples Available

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, have uploaded several samples from their upcoming debut album, "Albion Thunder", on their MySpace page. "Albion Thunder" will be released later in year via Doomentia Records. The CD ...

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MISERATION To Enter Studio In June

Sweden's MISERATION — the collaboration between SCAR SYMMETRY vocalist Christian Älvestam and Jani Stefanovic (ESSENCE OF SORROW, DIVINEFIRE) — will enter Panic Room studios in late June, once again with producer Tomas "Plec" Johansson at the helm, to record the follow-up to the band's debut album, "Your Demons - Their Angels". Entitled "The Mirroring Shadow", ...

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LAY DOWN ROTTEN: Fifth Video Blog Posted Online

German death metallers LAY DOWN ROTTEN will release their fifth album, "Gospel Of The Wretched", in Europe on May 11 via Metal Blade Records (May 8 in Germany). The CD was recorded at the Desert Inn studios in Germany and was mixed by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH) at Unisound studios in Örebro, Sweden. ...

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RAVENS CREED: 'Albion Thunder' Artwork Unveiled

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, have revealed the cover artwork (see below) for their debut album, "Albion Thunder", which will be released later in year via Doomentia Records. The CD will contain 12 songs with ...

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