onslaught in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

Season of Evil - THE FUCKING WRATH

The story of THE FUCKING WRATH is an amusing one. It seems the three members — Craig Kasamis ("guitar/guttural onslaught"), Nick Minasian ("bass/visceral ravaging"), and John Crerar ("really heavy drums") — of the Montalvo, California act are not only long time friends, but also lived on the same street and all work in record stores. ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

DESPISED ICON To Tour Canada With THE LOCUST

DESPISED ICON continues their non-stop fall North American touring onslaught by taking part in the Exclaim!/ MuchLoud! Aggressive Tendencies 2007 tour alongside THE LOCUST, which runs exclusively throughout Canada from November 3 through November 16. This trek marks the group fifth tour in support of their highly acclaimed new album, "The Ills of Modern Man". ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former GRIM REAPER Singer Returns With THE STEVE GRIMMETT BAND

THE STEVE GRIMMETT BAND, the new U.K.-based group led by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, will release its debut album, "Personal Crisis", on October 26 via Metal Heaven. This new outfit features Grimmett's former LIONSHEART bandmate Ian Nash on guitar, Pete Newdeck (PAUL DI'ANNO, THE SHOCK) on drums and Ritchie Walker on bass. The ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OUR LAST NIGHT Signs With EPITAPH RECORDS

Epitaph Records has announced the signing of New Hampshire-based rock/hardcore/screamo group OUR LAST NIGHT. Having just begun to make a name for themselves throughout the East Coast, the group is planning to expand their horizons this spring with the release of their debut album on Epitaph. Inspired by hardcore and metal, OUR LAST NIGHT delivers ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HECATE ENTHRONED Added To London X-Mas Festival Show

U.K. black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED will join MAYHEM, SAMAEL, PRO-PAIN, MALEVOLENT CREATION, ONSLAUGHT and WYKKED WYTCH at the London X-Mas Festival show on December 7 at Islington Academy. HECATE ENTHRONED's most recent album, "Redimus", was released in May 2004 through Blackend/PHD Records. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GORGOROTH Off Germany's HELLFLAME Festival, SHINING Steps In

The organizers of Germany's Hellflame festival have removed Norway's GORGOROTH from the billing of this year's event, set to take place September 8 at N8 in Osnabrück. Replacing them at the festival will be Swedish black metallers SHINING. The lineup is now as follows: DESTRUCTION BENEDICTION GRAVE ONSLAUGHT WOLFBRIGADE SECRETS OF THE MOON NAGLFAR SHINING ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PRO-PAIN Off X-MAS FESTIVAL Tour, INNER FIRE Steps In

PRO-PAIN has dropped off the billing of the X-Mas Festival 2007 tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early December. The lineup is now shaping up as follows: MAYHEM SAMAEL MALEVOLENT CREATION ONSLAUGHT WYKKED WYTCH BLOOD RED THRONE INNER FIRE X-Mas Festival 2007 tour dates (venue details to be announced): Dec. 07 - London, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Germany's HELLFLAME Festivals: Final Billing Announced

The final billing has been announced for the two separate installments of Germany's Hellflame Festival, both of which are scheduled to take place in September. The lineup is as follows: Hellflame Festival Date/Location: Sept. 8, 2007 at N8 in Osnabrück,Germany GORGOROTH SECRETS OF THE MOON NAGLFAR GRAVE BENEDICTION DESTRUCTION WOLFBRIGADE ONSLAUGHT Hellflame Festival - The ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Fire Up the Blades - 3 INCHES OF BLOOD

You can gripe about their trueness or falseness all day, like they're an eighth-grade pop quiz instead of a band. You can bitch about what label they're on, shake your fist at them for not being dour and high-topped enough for you, or rip on them for having a screechy vocalist who's ridiculous to the ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

Former MARDUK Members Launch DEVIAN, Sign With CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has announced the signing of Swedish melodic death/black metallers DEVIAN. DEVIAN was originally founded by Legion (vocals) and Emil Dragutinovic (dums) after their departure from MARDUK. Together with Joinus, Markus Lundberg (both guitarists in SARGATHANAS REIGN) and bass player Tomas Nilsson, they form an unstoppable organic extreme Metal machine driven by a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CYNIC Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

Reunited progressive metallers CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, have been confirmed for the Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 9-11 at the Old Army Fortress Josefov in Jaromer, Czech Republic (Jaromer is situated 130 km east of Prague, 20km north from ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ANTHEM: 'Immortal' CD To Receive European Release This Fall

Veteran Japanese metallers ANTHEM will release their latest CD, "Immortal" (2006), in Europe late September/early October on France's Replica Records. In France as well as in Germany, U.K., Netherlands and several other countries, the initial version of the LP will be available together with the "Anthem 20th Anniversary Tour 2005" bonus DVD. "Immortal" CD track ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DØDHEIMSGARD Confirmed For Czech republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

DØDHEIMSGARD (DHG) has been confirmed for the Brutal Assault festival, seet to take place August 9-11 in Jaromer, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ADOR DORATH ALL THAT REMAINS BELPHEGOR BY NIGHT CARNAL FORGE CARNIVAL IN COAL CATARACT CEPHALIC CARNAGE DAGOBA DEICIDE DEPRESY DESTINY (THE DESTINY PROGRAM) DHG (DODHEIMSGARD) DIE ...

Read more

Posted in: News

VOMITORY Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

Swedish death metallers VOMITORY have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Up From The Ground festival, set to take place August 24-25 in Gemünden, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOPHIS ARCH ENEMY BENEDICTION DEMONICAL DISASTER KFW DYING FETUS EAR-SHOT ENTHRONED ENTOMBED EQUILIBRIUM EVOCATION FLESHLESS GRAVEWORM GRIND ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HIMSA: 'Summon In Thunder' Artwork Revealed

Seattle's HIMSA has revealed the artwork for its new album, "Summon in Thunder", due on September 17 via Century Media Records. Check it out at this location. Steve Carter (who produced the band's second album, "Courting Tragedy And Disaster") produced the music while Devin Townsend (LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR) produced vocals and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PITIFUL REIGN Signs With PUNISHMENT 18

Italian label Punishment 18 has announced the signing of up-and-coming U.K. thrashers PITIFUL REIGN. The band will enter the studio in fall/winter 2007 to record the new album for an early 2008 release. Label spokesperson Marita Mirabella said, "I first saw PITIFUL REIGN at the ANNIHILATOR fan party at Christmas 2005. Even though Punishment 18 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SABBAT Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

Reunited British thrashers SABBAT have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Up From The Ground festival, set to take place August 24-25 in Gemünden, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOPHIS ARCH ENEMY BENEDICTION DEMONICAL DISASTER KFW DYING FETUS EAR-SHOT ENTHRONED ENTOMBED EQUILIBRIUM EVOCATION FLESHLESS GRAVEWORM GRIND ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DAM To Support 1349 On U.K. Tour

British extreme metal band DAM will support Norwegian black metallers 1349 on a U.K. tour in October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 16 - Cathouse - Glasgow Oct. 17 - Junktion 7 - Nottingham Oct. 18 - Underworld - London Oct. 19 - Corporation - Sheffield DAM recently parted ways with guitarist ...

Read more

Posted in: News