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CROWPATH Complete Work On New Album

Swedish metalcore act CROWPATH have posted the following message on their official web site: "At last!! Our recording session for our second album, 'Son of Sulphur', is now completed. 10 days of sweat, broken microphones, headache and broken eardrums is over. The recording session was done with producer Andy Andersson in Berno studios (where bands ...

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BEECHER Complete Work On 'Function! Function!' Video

Just a matter of days after completing a successful headline tour with label mates MISTRESS, Earache bright hopes BEECHER stepped into the studio with video director Adam Mason to film their first video since signing to the label. "Function! Function!" is taken from the forthcoming release "This Elegy, His Autopsy", set for a September 12 ...

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AUTOPSY Complete Work On 'Dark Crusades' DVD

Legendary death metallers AUTOPSY have set "Dark Crusades" as the title of their long-awaited posthumous double-DVD, tentatively due on August 22 via Peaceville. "Running at some five hours and more and filled to bursting with everything they ever filmed — it's a must for fans," reads a press release. "The quality isn't always the best, ...

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DROWNING POOL To Perform At OZZFEST In Dallas

According to DROWNING POOL's web site, the band will be making a one-off appearance at this year's Ozzfest on August 25 at the Smirnoff Music Center in Dallas, Texas. The band will perform on the main stage in front of their hometown crowd in what promises to be the group's debut live appearance with their ...

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BEECHER To Release New Album In September

Manchester, U.K.-based hardcore/metal combo BEECHER will release their new album, "This Elegy, His Autopsy", on September 12 via Earache Records. The CD was recorded with Kurt Ballou of CONVERGE at God City Studios in Boston. Commented BEECHER frontman Ed Godby: "The recording of 'This Elegy, His Autopsy' was an interesting and satisfying experience, because it ...

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Manager: DROWNING POOL Have New Singer Lined Up

DROWNING POOL have officially confirmed the departure of vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones less than two years after officially bringing him into the band (as first reported here yesterday). Jones apparently exited the group over the weekend, forcing the cancellation of a June 12 hometown show in Dallas, Texas. DROWNING POOL bassist Stevie Benton ...

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The Nihilist Demos - NIHILIST

If you're any kind of death metal fan, you recognize some of those song titles above as classic ENTOMBED cuts. NIHILIST was the band that spawned not only ENTOMBED, but UNLEASHED (formed by Johnny Hedlund upon NIHILIST's breakup in 1989). In the span of a short two years, before morphing into ENTOMBED, this band laid ...

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SADUS Begin Recording New Album

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS have entered Trident Studios in Pacheco, California to record their fifth, as-yet-untitled album for a late summer release via Mascot Records. The band are currently working at Trident with producer Børge Finstad (MAYHEM, BORKNAGAR, VINTERSORG, EXTOL), engineer Juan Urteaga and manager Rob Lewis. The follow-up to 1997's "Elements ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION: New Song Available For Download

A brand new TOTAL DEVASTATION track, entitled "Divine", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Divine", which features a guest appearance by ROTTEN SOUND singer Keijo "G" Niinimaa, comes off the Finnish death metallers' sophomore album, "Reclusion", due on February 17 via Firebox Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Roadmap of ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION: New Song Sample Available For Download

A brand new TOTAL DEVASTATION track, entitled "Murderous", has been posted online in MP3 format at Firebox.fi. "Murderous" is the opening cut on the Finnish death metallers' upcoming sophomore album, "Reclusion", due in February via Firebox Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Roadmap of Pain", "Reclusion" was recorded at Sound Supreme studio with producer ...

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Guitarist MIKE 'MAD DOG' COMBS Dead At 42

Guitarist Mike "Mad Dog" Combs, who appeared on the "Strait Up" tribute to Lynn Strait (SNOT), was found dead on Vail Mountain in Colorado Tuesday (Dec. 14) after an approximately 19-hour search. Mike, a snowboarder who was the boyfriend of film legend Clint Eastwood's daughter Alison, was found about 1 p.m. Tuesday in trees along ...

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AUTOPSY: DVD To Surface Next Year

Peaceville Records are currently compiling AUTOPSY footage for an upcoming DVD documenting the legendary death/gore metal band's career. "The band came up with over four hours of material which we've sorted out and made into a, kind of, home movie / road movie type of thing," reads an official press release. "The quality isn't always ...

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EXHUMED Announce New Drummer, Schedule DVD Shoot

Californian gore-metallers EXHUMED have announced the addition of Canadian drummer Matt Connell (ex-FUCK THE FACTS, EXPERIMENT IN TERROR) to the group's ranks. "EXHUMED would like to extend a 'fuck yeah!' to Connell, who replaces founding member Col Jones (who left the band in 2003, shortly after the recording of 'Anatomy is Destiny')," the group write ...

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MORGOTH: Two-CD 'Best Of' Collection Due In January

Legendary German death metallers MORGOTH will release a posthumous "best of" collection in January 2005 via Century Media Records. MORGOTH was one of the first, best and most important death metal bands from Germany. Their first demo was recorded in 1987 and their first tour was with AUTOPSY and PESTILENCE in 1990, the same year ...

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World Wide Death - GOD AMONG INSECTS

There's a thin line between paying intuitive homage to the classic sounds of yesteryear and churning out a load of old dross way past its sell-by date. GOD AMONG INSECTS have most certainly landed in the latter camp with an unceremonious thump, and could do well to remember that you can smother everything as much ...

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VOMITORY Complete Work On 'Primal Massacre'

Swedish death metallers VOMITORY have completed work on their fifth album, "Primal Massacre", due on April 19 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Blood Rapture" was recorded at Studio Kuling in Örebro, Sweden with producer Henrik Larsson and was mixed at Berno Studio. The album includes 10 songs of "brutal, non-compromising death metal." ...

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EXMORTEM: AUTOPSY Cover Available For Download

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have posted their version of the AUTOPSY classic "Critical Madness" in MP3 format at this location. The track, which will be part of the group's upcoming "Pest Campaign" EP (Pestifer Records) and will also be released on the "Killstorms" 7" single (Ancient Darkness Productions), was recorded the "old-school" way: ...

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EXMORTEM To Release EP, 7" Single

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have several releases planned for the coming months. Among the items scheduled for release through Osmose Productions is the "Pest Campaign 2003" CD/EP featuring three profesionally recorded live tracks (recorded in Valencia, Spain during our European tour in April 2003), plus a re-recorded version of "Intoxicated By Death" from the "Labyrinths ...

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FIREHOUSE Guitarist Comments On Bassist's Passing

FIREHOUSE guitarist Bill Leverty has issued a statement regarding the tragic passing of former FIREHOUSE bassist Bruce Waibel, who was found dead at his Florida home on Tuesday (September 2). No word on the cause of death will be released until an autopsy is completed. Waibel, who was 39, was born in Dover, New Jersey, ...

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AUTOPSY To Issue Posthumous Live CD

New Jersey's Necroharmonic Records have announced plans to release a live album from long-defunct death/gore metal pioneers AUTOPSY, entitled "Dead As Fuck". Also coming soon from the label is an ABSCESS compilation CD, entitled "Thirst for Blood... Hunger for Flesh". ABSCESS feature in their ranks Chris Reifert (drums/vocals, ex-DEATH/AUTOPSY), Clint Bower (guitar/vocals, ex-HEXX), Danny Coralles ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Release Four-Disc Boxset In November

CANNIBAL CORPSE will be celebrating their 15th anniversary as a band with the release of a four-disc boxset (three CDs and one DVD), titled "15-Year Killing Spree", due on November 3 through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for "15-Year Killing Spree" is as follows: Disc One - Best of Volume 1 01. Shredded ...

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CHAOSBREED Launch Official Web Site

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have launched their official web site at this location. As previously reported, CHAOSBREED are currently rehearsing material for a ...

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CHAOSBREED: Demo Tracks Posted Online

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have posted full-length MP3s of the three tracks that compose their recently-competed "Unleashed Carnage" demo. The three songs available for download ...

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MURDER SQUAD Issue Long-Awaited Sophomore Album

Sweden's MURDER SQUAD, featuring DISMEMBER bassist Rickard Cabeza, DISMEMBER vocalist Matti Kärki, ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnwind, have just issued their sophomore album, "Ravenous, Murderous", in Europe through Threeman Records (ENTOMBED's own label). The CD, which features a guest appearance by former DEATH/AUTOPSY drummer Chris Reifert, was completed at a Stockholm ...

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