akercocke in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

THE ORDER OF APOLLYON Joined By AKERCOCKE Bassist

THE ORDER OF APOLLYON, the new black/death metal project featuring ABORTED guitarist BST (a.k.a. Sébastien Tuvi) and drummer Daniel Wilding, has announced the addition of bassist Peter Benjamin from AKERCOCKE to the group's ranks. THE ORDER OF APOLLYON's lineup is now as follows: BST (ABORTED, AOSOTH) - Guitar, Vocals Daniel Wilding (ABORTED) - Drums James ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AKERCOCKE: Footage From UK DEATHFEST Available

Video footage of the British progressive blackened death metal band AKERCOCKE performing the song "Leviathan" live at UK Deathfest on May 3 at Leeds University Union in Leeds, U.K. can be viewed below (clip uploaded by Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon"). AKERCOCKE's music video for the song "Axiom" was directed by Erica Herbert of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ABSU's SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST XII Performance Pushed Back A Day

Proscriptor McGovern from the Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU has issued the following statement: "We regret to announce that due to a massive flight cancellation from Madrid to Porto, our performance originally scheduled for Friday, May 1 at the SWR Barroselas Metalfest XII has been rescheduled for the following night — Saturday, May 2. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Christianity Against FULL METAL RACKET And ROTTING CHRIST

Full Metal Racket festival, set to take place this Saturday (April 25) in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is under deep scrutiny from the Northern Irish religious factions. After causing uproar at concerts from AKERCOCKE and GORGOROTH, it is now time for ROTTING CHRIST to be targeted. Full Metal Racket will go ahead without any problems and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CHAOSANCT Issues EP Update

CHAOSANCT, the band featuring James McIlroy (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Matt C. (drums; ex-BIOMECHANICAL), and Paul Scanlan (guitar; SKALDIC CURSE, ex-AKERCOCKE), has commenced work on its second EP. According to the group, "we've just finished tracking rhythm guitars as of last night, and are a few solos away from completing all the guitars, which is ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CHAOSANCT Begins Work On New EP

CHAOSANCT, the band featuring James McIlroy (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Matt C. (drums; ex-BIOMECHANICAL), and Paul Scanlan (guitar; SKALDIC CURSE, ex-AKERCOCKE), has commenced work on its second EP. According to McIlroy, "The songs for it have been around for a while, and we're now happily committing them to tape in our little hideaway studio in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AKERCOCKE Frontman Discusses Vinyl Collection

The new issue of Record Collector magazine features an extensive interview with Jason Mendonça of British progressive death metallers AKERCOCKE, conducted by writer Joel McIver. In the interview Mendonça discusses his large collection of rare vinyl, including several techno and drum 'n' bass releases hailing back to his pre-AKERCOCKE career as a DJ and producer. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THE AMENTA: Multi-Camera Sydney Footage Available

Australian extreme metal act THE AMENTA has posted quality, multi-camera concert footage (see below) from the band's performance at Sydney's Gaelic Theater as part of the Industrial Corruption tour (also featuring THE BERZERKER). "n0n", the latest album from THE AMENTA, received a U.S. release on February 10, 2009 via Listenable Records. The CD, which came ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AKERCOCKE, ABSU, ORIGIN Confirmed For Portugal's SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST XII

AKERCOCKE, ABSU and ORIGIN have been confirmed for the SWR Barroselas Metalfest XII, set to take place April 30 – May 2, 2009 in Barroselas, Portugal. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: THE HAUNTED (Sweden) ABSU (USA) ORIGIN (USA) ESOTERIC (UK) AKERCOCKE (UK) URGEHAL (Norway) DORNENREICH (Austria) UNMERCIFUL (USA) MACHETAZO (Spain) MOURNFUL CONGREGATION ...

Read more

Posted in: News

REPULSION Confirmed For UK DEATHFEST

Grindcore pioneers REPULSION will make their U.K. live debut at UK Deathfest, set to take place May 3 at Leeds University Union in Leeds, U.K. The American legends will end a 25-year wait when they touch down in Leeds for what is destined to be an historic show at Leeds University Union — taking the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CHAOSANCT Joined By Former AKERCOCKE Guitarist

CHAOSANCT, the band featuring James McIlroy (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH) and Matt C. (drums; ex-BIOMECHANICAL), has announced the addition of guitarist Paul Scanlan (SKALDIC CURSE, ex-AKERCOCKE) to the group's ranks. "We're all excited about Paul joining us, and bringing with him his own inimitable style, playing ability and infusing this into the CHAOSANCT sound as ...

Read more

Posted in: News

VADER, LENG TCH'E Confirmed For UK DEATHFEST

Polish death metallers VADER and Belgian razorgrind warriors LENG TCH'E have been confirmed for UK Deathfest, set to take place May 3 at Leeds University Union in Leeds, U.K. Also scheduled to appear is Glasgow's own BLACK SUN. The 16-band, two-stage event is being organized by the team behind Damnation Festival. Festival director Gavin McInally ...

Read more

Posted in: News

N0N - THE AMENTA

I remember being intrigued with debut effort "Occasus" from Australia's THE AMENTA; the unhinged blend of creepy electronics with black and death metal a unique concoction. And yet, for as much hype as the even more industrial-centered "N0N" has been getting, I'm not hearing an album that I'll be spinning for years to come. As ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

ORIGIN Confirmed For UK DEATHFEST

Kansas death metallers ORIGIN will invade British shores bringing their technical brutality to UK Deathfest. They will be joined by legendary Brummies BENEDICTION and U.K. rising death/grind talent INFECTED DISARRAY in wreaking havoc on Leeds in May. The trio join a bill of uncompromising extreme noise at Leeds University Union on Sunday, May 3 for ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DESECRATION, INGESTED, RETH Confirmed For UK DEATHFEST

DESECRATION, INGESTED and RETH have been confirmed for the UK Deathfest, set to take place on Sunday, May 3 at Leeds University Union in Leeds, U.K. Also scheduled to appear are AKERCOCKE, THE ROTTED and DAM. The event, which will feature 16 bands performing on two stages, is being organized by the team behind Damnation ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AKERCOCKE: First Shows Of 2009 Announced

British progressive blackened death metal band AKERCOCKE has scheduled the following dates: Apr. 13 - Scumstock 2009 (The Independent) - Sunderland, UK May 03 - UK Deathfest (Leeds University Union) - Leeds, UK AKERCOCKE's music video for the song "Axiom" can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Erica Herbert of HSI London (NIRVANA, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AKERCOCKE, THE ROTTED, DAM Confirmed For UK DEATHFEST

AKERCOCKE, THE ROTTED and DAM are the first confirmed bands for the UK Deathfest, set to take place on Sunday, May 3 at Leeds University Union in Leeds, U.K. The event, which will feature 16 bands performing on two stages, is being organized by the team behind Damnation Festival. In a bid to beat the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THE AMENTA: 'n0n' To Receive U.S. Release In February

"n0n", the latest album from Australian extreme metallers THE AMENTA, will receive a U.S. release on February 10, 2009 via Listenable Records. The CD, which came out in Europe in October, was mixed at The Vault Studios in Sydney, Australia with longtime engineer Lachlan Mitchell (NAZXUL). Mastering for the album took place at Studios 301 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

'Worldwide Metal' Mega-Value Box Set To Be Released

In recognition of a music genre that has spawned some of the most original and talented bands hailing from every corner of the globe, Earache Records has announced the release of "Worldwide Metal". Celebrating the diversity of metal in all of its forms, "Worldwide Metal" is the ultimate collection of the fastest, heaviest and most ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THE AMENTA Added To DEICIDE's European Tour

Australian extreme metallers THE AMENTA have been added to DEICIDE's upcoming European tour, also featuring SAMAEL, VADER, DEVIAN and ZONARIA. The trek wil mark THE AMENTA's first shows in Europe. The details are as follows: Jan. 08 - Tilburg, Holland - O13 Jan. 09 - Haarlem, Holland - Patronaat Jan. 10 - Vosselaar, Belgium - ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THE AMENTA: New 'n0n' Audio Teaser Posted Online

Australian extreme music collective THE AMENTA has posted another audio teaser for its long-awaited new album "n0n", entitled "Slave". Check it out at this location. The CD was mixed at The Vault Studios in Sydney, Australia with longtime engineer Lachlan Mitchell (NAZXUL). Mastering for the album took place at Studios 301 with Australia's ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THE AMENTA: New Song Available For Streaming

Australian extreme music collective THE AMENTA has begun streaming the first preview track from its long-awaited new album "n0n", entitled "Slave". Check it out at this location. The CD was mixed at The Vault Studios in Sydney, Australia with longtime engineer Lachlan Mitchell (NAZXUL). Mastering for the album took place at Studios 301 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THE SENSELESS Announces New Drummer

THE SENSELESS, the UK extreme project led by THE BERZERKER bassist Sam Bean, has tapped Leon Macey (MITHRAS) to lay down the drum tracks for the band's sophomore album, "The Floating World". "It was sad to let Fruity Loops go," said Sam, "but Leon can both outdrink and outgrind Fruity. I swore I'd never use ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THE AMENTA: 'n0n' Audio 'Teaser' Available

An audio "teaser" for "n0n", the forthcoming album from Australia's extreme industrial metal collective THE AMENTA, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The CD was mixed at The Vault Studios in Sydney, Australia with longtime engineer Lachlan Mitchell (NAZXUL). Mastering for the album took place at Studios 301 with Australia's ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AESMA DAEVA Schedules Minneapolis, Brooklyn Shows

Minneapolis symphonic metal band AESMA DAEVA has scheduled two shows in August and September in honor of its guitarist Earl Root, who passed away on May 23 due to complications from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a cancer he had been battling for over 10 years: Aug. 29 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN (Earl Root Benefit) Sep. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DE PROFUNDIS Announces New Drummer

London, UK-based progressive doom metal band DE PROFUNDIS has announced the addition of drummer Nick Tingle to the group's ranks. "We were extremely impressed by his professional attitude, superb technical ability and fantastic feel for music," the group writes in a statement. "Nick is a trained musician who has also studied with Dan Foord (SIKTH) ...

Read more

Posted in: News