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VERBAL DECEPTION, AUTOPSY PROPHECY To Headline Michigan's RUBYFEST

VERBAL DECEPTION and AUTOPSY PROPHECY have been confirmed as the headliners of Rubyfest, set to take place July 1-2 in Croswell, MI this year. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: VERBAL DECEPTION AUTOPSY PROPHECY SKULL CHISEL SERENELY SEVERED HAIL THE BLESSED HOUR DEADFALLMASS RISE 1 LEVEL DARK LEVIATHAN SKIN CASKET SUN ANGEL OF ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION Film New Video

Finnish death metallers TOTAL DEVASTATION shot a video for the song "Aware" last weekend. Read the production diary of the director, Jussi Rautaniemi, at this location. As previously reported, TOTAL DEVASTATION have set an August 23 release date for their third album, entitled "Wreck". The 11-song follow-up to last year's "Reclusion" was recorded ...

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DROWNING POOL Part Ways With WIND-UP RECORDS

DROWNING POOL have officially parted ways with their label Wind-Up Records, a source close to the band has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The Dallas, Texas-based act issued two albums through Wind-Up, each featuring a different lead singer: 2001's "Sinner" and 2004's "Desensitized". DROWNING POOL's original vocalist, Dave Williams, was found dead on the band's tour bus ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION: In Mixing Mode

Finnish death metallers TOTAL DEVASTATION have set an August 23 release date for their third album, entitled "Wreck". The 11-song follow-up to last year's "Reclusion" was recorded at Supreme studio and is currently being mixed by Janne Saksa. As previously reported, TOTAL DEVASTATION's video for the track "Murderous", taken from their "Reclusion" album, has been ...

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Freakery - CRETIN

I could go on for pages explaining the aesthetic of CRETIN, and why this lo-fi pants-shitting rockslide of a grindcore smear deserves a perfect score. But it's actually explained succinctly in the band's manifesto on their website. Among their tenets: no drum triggers, leave in mistakes, don't forsake the catchiness even at 190 beats ...

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AUTOPSY: 'Dark Crusades' DVD To Surface In May

Legendary death metallers AUTOPSY will release their long-awaited posthumous double-DVD, "Dark Crusades", on May 22. "Unfortunately, due to length problems, we have had to trim some of the content," reads a Peaceville press release. "It still runs at 3 hours and is filled to bursting with almost everything they ever filmed — a must for ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION To Enter Studio This Weekend

Finnish death metallers TOTAL DEVASTATION will enter Sound Supreme studio on April 22 to begin recording their third album, entitled "Wreck". The follow-up to last year's "Reclusion" will include 11 songs, according to a posting on the group's web site. As previously reported, TOTAL DEVASTATION's video for the track "Murderous", taken from their "Reclusion" album, ...

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Acclaimed Metal Cover Artist Releases Artwork Book

Visual artist Juha Vuorma has released a limited-edition artwork book, which includes GHOULTOWN's "Fistful of Demons" poster and a foreword by Count Lyle (GHOULTOWN, SOLITUDE AETURNUS, GG ALLIN BAND). The book also includes cover paintings for such acts as AUTOPSY and IN THE WOODS, among others. Vuorma is an underground artist/musician from Finland, who played ...

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The God that Never Was - DISMEMBER

DISMEMBER is the sound of dirt and ugliness — always have been, always will be. And aren't we fortunate because of it? Both DISMEMBER and ENTOMBED (and the early incarnation, NIHILIST) are credited with that filthy and motoring, Sunlight Studio sound, but to me DISMEMBER always stuck more closely to it than their Swedish brethren, ...

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DEATHEVOKATION Sign With XTREEM MUSIC

Xtreem Music has announced the signing of San Diego's old-school death-mongers DEATHEVOKATION. With only one demo out, simply titled "Blood" and recorded during the first months of 2005, this band — led by a native of Germany, Götz Vogelsang — has already had an impact on the extreme-metal underground. The demo, which features three songs ...

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BEECHER Call It Quits

Manchester, U.K.-based hardcore/metal combo BEECHER have split up. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "So, this is it. After almost five long years of putting everything we have into this band, it has finally brought itself to an end. For the whole time we've put all our creative and physical energy ...

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Japanese All-Girl Band GALLHAMMER Sign With PEACEVILLE RECORDS

Peaceville Records has announced the signing of GALLHAMMER. Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, this three-girl combo is anything but what you’ve come to expect from the polite and serene land of the rising sun (or daughter in this case). Peaceville are currently compiling GALLHAMMER's first major European release which will be a retrospective look over their ...

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DISMEMBER To Embark On European Tour In February

Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER will be embarking on a European tour in February in support of their upcoming CD, "The God That Never Was", due in Europe on January 27, 2006 via Regain Records. Support at the shows will come from REQUIEM. Tentative dates so far are as follows: Feb. 14 - K 17 ...

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DISMEMBER: The God That Never Was

Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have set "The God That Never Was" as the title of their seventh album, due in Europe on January 27, 2006 via Regain Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Where Ironcrosses Grow" was once again produced by drummer Fred Estby at Sami Studio in Stockholm. The group's current lineup is completed ...

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DISMEMBER: More New Album Details Revealed

Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have set the tentative track listing for their as-yet-untitled seventh album, due in early February via Regain Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Where Ironcrosses Grow" was once again produced by drummer Fred Estby at Sami Studio in Stockholm. The group's current lineup is completed by Matti Kärki (vocals), David Blomqvist ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Prepare To Record 'Left Hand Pathology'

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have posted the following message on their official web site: "Just to let you know, the time is drawing near. That's right, we're entering the studio to record our first full-length album which we cleverly enough have entitled 'Left Hand Pathology'. We know, it's thoroughly stupid, but lowbrow morons ...

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FLESH: DECEIVER Guitarist Released Old-School Death Metal Solo CD

Pete Flesh (DECEIVER, ex-MAZE OF TORMENT) has recorded his first solo full-length album, entitled "Dödsångest". Vocals, guitars and bass were recorded by Pete, while the drums were taken care of by Flingan (DECEIVER). Released under the FLESH banner, the album was recorded over a three-day period in June 2005 at the Abyss studio with Tommy ...

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AUTOPSY: 'Dark Crusades' DVD Due In April 2006

Legendary death metallers AUTOPSY have been forced to push back the projected release date of their long-awaited posthumous double-DVD, "Dark Crusades", to April 2006. "Unfortunately, due to length problems, we have had to trim some of the content," reads a Peaceville press release. "It still runs at 3 hours and is filled to bursting with ...

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SCHLITZKRIEG Complete Work On Full-Length Debut

Arizona grindcore band SCHLITZKRIEG will be making their full-length debut, "The Heels of Grindcore", available for the first time at their December 1 show as the support act for EXHUMED at the Clubhouse in Tempe, Arizona. "The Heels of Grindcore" was recorded earlier this year by Trent Pittard at Alien Autopsy Studios in Chandler, Arizona. ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION: 'Murderous' Video Posted Online

TOTAL DEVASTATION's video for the track "Murderous", taken from their "Reclusion" album, has been posted online at this location. The Finnish death metallers' sophomore album, "Reclusion" was released in February via Firebox Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Roadmap of Pain" was recorded at Sound Supreme studio with producer Janne Saksa and was mastered ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION: 'Murderous' Video To Premiere This Weekend

TOTAL DEVASTATION's video for the track "Murderous", taken from their "Reclusion" album, will premiere Saturday, September 24 during the Musaexpo event held at Nuorisotalo in Kotka, Finland. The video display will start around 12:45 p.m. The band will be there "selling some TOTAL DEVASTATION-related stuff," according to a posting on the group's web site. The ...

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BEECHER: 'Function! Function!' Video Available Online

Manchester, U.K.-based hardcore/metal combo BEECHER have completed work on their new video, "Function! Function!", taken from their forthcoming opus, "This Elegy, His Autopsy". Shot by respected director and independent filmmaker Adam Mason, the clip is a whirlwind of activity, with the band performing in their circular rehearsal set up while lead singer Ed Godby further ...

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BELPHEGOR/ABSCESS Split 7" Single Planned

Rivot Rag, Tampa Bay's only metal magazine, has announced plans to release a seven-inch vinyl split featuring Austria's mighty BELPHEGOR and Oakland, California's ABSCESS (featuring former members of AUTOPSY). The single will contain two previously unreleased songs and will only be available in a limited edition of 500 copies from Rivot Rag Records. More information ...

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