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DARK FUNERAL: New Album Title Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have set "Angelus Exuro pro Eternus" as the title of their new album, tentatively due on November 18. Guitarist Lord Ahriman states, "Peter Tägtgren [HYPOCRISY, PAIN] is currently mixing our new album at his Abyss Studios [in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden]. Once we have approved the final mix, Jonas Kjellgren ...

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DEFECT DESIGNER Signs With MY KINGDOM MUSIC

Siberian extreme death metal act DEFECT DESIGNER has signed with My Kingdom Music for the release of its debut album, "Wax". Due on September 7, the CD was recorded at the Hertz studio (VADER, DECAPITATED, SCEPTIC, BEHEMOTH) in Poland. According to a press release, DEFECT DESIGNER will be "a surprise for all fans of complicated ...

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HYPOCRISY: European Headlining Tour Announced

HYPOCRISY, the Swedish extreme metal band led by guitarist/vocalist Peter Tägtgren (also of PAIN), will embark on a European headlining tour in January 2010. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 24 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle Jan. 25 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club Jan. 26 - Gdynia, Poland - Ucho Jan. 27 - Warsaw, ...

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THE COLD EXISTENCE Signs With PULVERISED RECORDS

Swedish melodic death metallers THE COLD EXISTENCE have inked a deal with Pulverised Records. The band's third album will be recorded at Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND guitarist) Sonic Train studios in Varberg, Sweden with producer Peter Laustsen for an early 2010 release. According to the label, THE COLD EXISTENCE's new material is "very fast ...

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DARK FUNERAL To Film New Video Tomorrow

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL entered the Abyss studio on July 10 with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) to begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album. Commented guitarist Lord Ahriman: "While E.M Caligula has been busy in the studio this week, writing and recording the vocals for the new album. The rest of us have had ...

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Former MASSACRE Frontman KAM LEE Talks About BONE GNAWER Project; Audio Available

Anthony Chowanec of All Metal Music recently conducted an interview with the former MASSACRE/DEATH frontman Kam Lee about his BONE GNAWER project, which also features Rogga Johansson from PAGANIZER/RIBSPREADER, Morgan Lie from NAGLFAR/HATE AMMO and Ronnie Bjornstrom of RIBSPREADER/HATE AMMO. The chat is now available for streaming in two parts below. BONE GNAWER's debut album, ...

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OVERKILL: Footage Of ROCKLAHOMA Press Conference Posted Online

The members of OVERKILL took part in a press conference on July 9, 2009 prior to the band's performance at the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. Watch footage of the question-and-answer session below (courtesy of SplatterTribe.TV). On May 12, Megaforce Records reissued two classic OVERKILL albums on colored vinyl. * "Feel The Fire" on red/orange ...

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DARK FUNERAL Guitarist Issues New Album Update

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL entered the Abyss studio on July 10 with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) to begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album. Commented guitarist Lord Ahriman: "It's been a really tough and hectic schedule for us during the past couple of weeks, but I shall not complain. It actually feels amazingly good ...

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DEGRADEAD: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From SATYRICON Tour Posted Online

Stockholm, Sweden-based melodic death metallers DEGRADEAD have posted a six-minute video clip (see below) featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the band's April 2009 Scandinavian tour with SATYRICON. DEGRADEAD's sophomore album, "Out Of Body Experience", entered the national chart in the band's home country at position No. 48. The CD was released on February 27 in Germany, ...

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The Fire Within - RONNY MUNROE

Give Ronny Munroe credit for equal parts work ethic and brass balls -- stepping in as METAL CHURCH's third vocalist, he joined a franchise in tatters and went a long way toward restoring it to its classic metal glory, if not its record sales. The gruffness in his vocal belies his impressive range, and grounds ...

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HYPOCRISY: New Album Track Listing Revealed

HYPOCRISY, the Swedish extreme metal band led by guitarist/vocalist Peter Tägtgren (also of PAIN), will release its new album, "A Taste Of Extreme Divinity", in Europe on October 23 and in the U.S. on November 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing is as follows: 01. Valley Of The Damned 02. Hang Him High ...

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ENSIFERUM, HYPOCRISY, EX DEO, BLACKGUARD To Tour North America

Fresh off a successful stint on this year's Summer Slaughter Tour, Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will kick off an American headlining tour with support from Nuclear Blast recording artists HYPOCRISY and EX DEO as well as Sumerian recording artists BLACKGUARD. Said ENSIFERUM guitarist Markus Toivonen: "We had a great time on this year's Summer Slaughter ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Video Footage From Sweden's ROCKWEEKEND Posted Online

Video footage of Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL performing the title track of their 1998 album, "Vobiscum Satanas", at the Rockweekend festival in Kilafors, Sweden on July 9, 2009 can be viewed below. DARK FUNERAL entered the Abyss studio on July 10 with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) to begin its as-yet-untitled new album. DARK ...

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HYPOCRISY: New Album Title, Artwork Revealed

HYPOCRISY, the Swedish extreme metal band led by guitarist/vocalist Peter Tägtgren (also of PAIN), has set "A Taste Of Extreme Divinity" as the title of its new album, due on October 23 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. Peter states, "I'm at the end of the recording and mixing; a few songs left to sing ...

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DARK FUNERAL Begins Recording New Album

Guitarist Lord Ahriman of the Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL has issued the following update: "Finally! Today, July 10 we will enter the Abyss studio together with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) to begin the recording of a new, yet-untitled, full-length album. Not sure how long it’ll take to finalize and nail the new stuff, ...

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HIRAX: Footage From Colombian Tour Posted Online

A seven-minute video clip featuring footage from HIRAX's recent three-concert tour of Colombia — including media press conference/interview, autograph sessions, hanging out at bars, and actual performances — can be viewed below. The follow-up to 2007's acclaimed EP "Assassins Of War", HIRAX's new album, "El Rostro de la Muerte", is being recorded with producer John ...

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NORTHER: New Video Interview Available

Metalscope.net recently conducted an interview with Finnish metallers NORTHER about their latest addition, vocalist Aleksi Sihvonen (MEDICATED). Watch the chat below. The band previously stated about Sihvonen, "He's a creative and diverse vocalist with loads of experience. He will surely add new input to the band with his talent and variable singing styles, and most ...

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THE COLD EXISTENCE Parts Ways With Guitarist, Drummer

Swedish melodic death metallers THE COLD EXISTENCE have parted ways with guitarist Thomas Backelin (LORD BELIAL, DEMARCON, SATANIZED, SNAKESTATE) and drummer Joakim Antonsson. The band says, "Joakim and Thomas left THE COLD EXISTENCE and wanted to concentrate more on their other projects. We wish them both good luck in the future. This is nothing that ...

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EVERGREEN TERRACE: Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Jacksonville, Florida hardcore act EVERGREEN TERRACE is currently recording its new album, "Almost Home", for a September release via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2007's "Wolfbiker" will be recorded in part at AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. with Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, JOB FOR A COWBOY) overseeing the vocal recording and ...

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BONE GNAWER: Entire Debut ALbum Available For Streaming

BONE GNAWER, the Swedish-American collaboration featuring MASSACRE/ex-DENIAL FIEND growler Kam Lee, Rogga Johansson from PAGANIZER/RIBSPREADER, Morgan Lie from NAGLFAR/HATE AMMO and Ronnie Bjornstrom of RIBSPREADER/HATE AMMO, will release its debut album, entitled "Feast Of Flesh", in June via Pulverised Records. The track listing is as follows: 01. Feast Of Flesh 02. Sliced & Diced 03. ...

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OVERKILL: Classic Albums Reissued On Colored Vinyl

On Tuesday, May 12, Megaforce Records reissued two classic OVERKILL albums on colored vinyl. * "Feel The Fire" on red/orange marbled vinyl * "Fuck You And Then Some" (first time on vinyl!!) which is a double LP set — one LP on regular black vinyl and the other on black/yellow marbled vinyl with a big ...

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Siberia's DEFECT DESIGNER Signs With MY KINGDOM MUSIC

Siberian death metal act DEFECT DESIGNER has inked a deal with My Kingdom Music. The band's full-length debut, "Wax", is scheduled for release on September 7. The 12-song CD was recorded at Hertz Studio (VADER, DECAPITATED, BEHEMOTH) in Poland under the watchful eyes of Wojtek and Slavek Wieslawski. According to a press release, "Wax" contains ...

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No NINE INCH NAILS For iPhone

According to the New York Times, a NINE INCH NAILS-themed application for the iPhone was rejected by Apple because it contained potentially offensive content. Over the weekend, NIN mainman Trent Reznor published an e-mail message that he received from Apple's iPhone developer group at his official web site, NIN.com. Apple wrote in the ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Joins TheLiveLine

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth can now be reached via TheLiveLine, a service launched by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine that enables musicians to connect to their audience over the phone. Get updates on OVERKILL and leave messages for Bobby by calling (888) 634-7270. About TheLiveLine: In the spring of 2008, Dave Mustaine and friend Scott ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: New Video Blog Posted Online

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have posted the third installment of the band's monthly video blog. The 13-minute clip, which features Martin Harb (keyboards) and Joanna Nieniewska (female vocals), can be viewed below. The latest addition to the VISIONS OF ATLANTIS ranks, Joanna Nieniewska is described as a "20-year-old Austrian girl" who "offers a ...

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