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TEMPLE OF BAAL To Release 'Lightslaying Rituals' In November

French black metallers TEMPLE OF BAAL will release their long-awaited third album, "Lightslaying Rituals", on November 27 via Agonia Records. It will be made available as a CD, limited digipack and limited LP. "Lightslaying Rituals" was recorded at Hybreed Studios by Andrew Guillotin (GLORIOR BELLI). Visual aspect was handled by MKM (ANTAEUS, AOSOTH) and Vertigo ...

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Another Day Has Passed - GOES CUBE

In case you're sitting around trying to put some sort of meaning behind this NYC-based trio's name; don't. While I will hint that it requires some creativity with an online translator, I feel it's best to let the two words stand on their own, as that is exactly what the 13 tracks on the band's ...

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SUIDAKRA: First-Ever Show In China Cut Short; Video Available

German melodic folk/death metallers SUIDAKRA have issued the following update: "We played our first show here in China a few days ago (June 14) in Shenyang. Everything started perfectly as there were a lot more people than we expected and everybody obviously enjoyed our performance. Unfortunately, the crowd barriers in front of the stage were ...

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OVER THE RAINBOW Announces Temporary Lineup Change

OVER THE RAINBOW will be joined by keyboardist Paul Morris for the group's June 4, 2009 appearance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Tony Carey, the original and permanent keyboardist for the band, is unavailable to perform on this date. After returning from OVER THE RAINBOW's successful Japanese tour, Carey developed a gastrointestinal ...

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DESTROY DESTROY DESTROY: 'The Wretched Forest' Video To Premiere Today

Nashville natives DESTROY DESTROY DESTROY will exclusively premiere their new music video for "The Wretched Forest" today on MySpace Music. The "The Wretched Forest" clip, which was directed/produced by Steve Stemac and edited by Ryan Kendrick of Digital Bohemia, transcends historical time periods, taking us back to when quests for the Holy Grail and slaying ...

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Agorapocalypse - AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED

Well, it does not contain 100 songs, every tune isn't a blindingly fast electro-grinder, and there are no frozen corpses stuffed with dope to found anywhere (a long distance drug runner is involved though). "Agorapocalypse", AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED's second full-length album is however a grand proclamation of the offensive and a certified face-grinder. It just happens ...

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Paranoid Delusions / Paradise Illusions - PULLING TEETH

"Paranoid Delusions / Paradise Illusions" by Baltimore's PULLING TEETH is not your average hardcore album, its strokes painting a broader musical palette not unlike the boundary-pushing acts on Goodfellow Records, as well as the reliable Deathwish, Inc. The anger is still as real as it gets, but moments of respite are allowed in the midst ...

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STARRING JANET LEIGH: New Song Posted Online

Toronto, Ontario, Canada's STARRING JANET LEIGH has posted a new song, "Mistress", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's debut full-length album, "Spectrum", which is scheduled for release on May 12 via Ironclad Recordings (Trevor Phipps of UNEARTH's label). The CD was recorded in June and September 2007 with ...

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Turkey's SARCOPHAGUS To Release New Single Via OSMOSE

Turkish black metallers SARCOPHAGUS have inked a deal with Osmose Productions for the release of a seven-inch single, "Hate Cult", featuring two songs with a guest appearance by Niklas "Kvarforth" Olsson of Sweden's SHINING. A full-length album, "Towards The Eternal Chaos", will follow later in the year. The CD was recorded at Midasin Kulakliklari studios ...

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PITCH BLACK FORECAST Adds Second Guitarist

PITCH BLACK FORECAST, the project featuring vocalist Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), drummer Gene Hoglan (DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard (NDE) and bassist Steve Rauckhorst (INTEGRITY, KERATOMA), has issued the following update: "Tom Shaffner (KERATOMA), our longtime friend and sound engineer, has joined the ...

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KERI KELLI To Perform With SLASH On 'American Idol'

Keri Kelli (ALICE COOPER, VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, SKID ROW, WARRANT, RATT) will join VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash for next week's "mentor" appearance on "Rock Week" on "American Idol". Slash wrote on his Twitter account, "I'm going to attempt to make 'Rock Week' on 'American Idol' exactly that." Previous stars who have mentored ...

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SATAN'S HOST Preparing To Enter Studio

Denver, Colorado "satanic" metal band SATAN'S HOST will enter Flatline Audio on April 29 with producer Dave Otero to begin recording its new album for a late 2009 release via Moribund Records. D. Monic (ex-AND HELL FOLLOWS) has taken up bass guitar duties, and Evil Little Hobbit (a.k.a. Anthony Lopez, ex-TORRID FLESH) has joined the ...

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SLASH Approached For 'Rock Week' On 'American Idol'

According to The Pulse of Radio, Slash revealed on his Twitter account that he has been approached to mentor contestants during an upcoming "Rock Week" on "American Idol". The VELVET REVOLVER guitarist simply wrote, "'American Idol' has asked me to do the mentor bit for 'Rock Week'," with no mention of whether he would actually ...

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AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED: 'Agorapocalypse' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Agorapocalypse", the fourth full-length album from the Springfield, Massachusetts grindcore act AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, sold around 1,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 41 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, ...

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EARTHEN GRAVE: Audio Interview Available

Chris Mezyk of the WCRX's "The Metal Show" conducted an interview with EARTHEN GRAVE — the new six-piece doom/thrash metal band featuring Mark Weiner on vocals, Ron Holzner on bass, Jason Muxlow and Tony Spillman on guitar, Scott Davidson on drums, and Rachel Barton Pine on an extended-range electric violin — before the group's April ...

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ABYSMALIA: Entire New Album Posted Online

Finnish progressive/thrash metal band ABYSMALIA — featuring Jouni Koskela (NOME, LIQUORWORKS, AON) — has made its entire new album, "Quid Humanum Est", available for streaming at this location. Jouni recently had the following to say about "Quid Humanum Est": "It's a concept album about a misanthropic person, who pieces his life events together ...

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PITCH BLACK FORECAST Recording New Album

PITCH BLACK FORECAST, the project featuring vocalist Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), drummer Gene Hoglan (DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard (NDE) and bassist Steve Rauckhorst (INTEGRITY, KERATOMA), will perform tomorrow (Saturday, April 4) at Peabody's Down Under in Cleveland, Ohio. Support for the show ...

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PRONG: European Tour Dates Announced

PRONG will embark on the "Worst Of The Worst" European tour in late May in support of the band's upcoming CD, "Power Of The Damn Mixxxer". A list of confirmed shows can be viewed below. The cover artwork for "Power Of The Damn Mixxxer", the remix counterpart to PRONG's 2007 album "Power of The Damager", ...

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PRONG: 'Power Of The Damn Mixxxer' Artwork, Samples Available

The cover artwork for "Power Of The Damn Mixxxer", the remix counterpart to PRONG's 2007 album "Power of The Damager", can be viewed below. The CD is scheduled for release on May 12 via 13th Planet Records. Commented PRONG guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor: "We are really excited about this remix compilation of 'Power Of The Damager' ...

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AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED: Another New Song Posted Online

Springfield, Massachusetts grindcore act AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED has posted another new song, "Moral Distortion", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's fourth full-length album, "Agorapocalypse", which is scheduled for an April 14 North American release (April 20 internationally) via Relapse Records. The CD was recorded by the band's own Scott ...

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