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EXMORTUS Releases 'Immortality Made Flesh' Single

Southern California shredders EXMORTUS have released a new seven-inch single, "Immortality Made Flesh". The A-side title track is a new song from the group's forthcoming Prosthetic debut, due out in February; the B-side is a blistering cover of JUDAS PRIEST's "Freewheel Burning" exclusive to this release. Limited to 300 copies, the single — the Cyril ...

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EXMORTUS Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Southern California quartet EXMORTUS — whose invigorating twin-guitar mix of neoclassical shred, Bay Area thrash, progressive death and traditional heavy metal has earned the group a devoted following in the Western U.S. — has signed a worldwide contract with Prosthetic Records. The group's third album will be released in February 2014 to coincide with the ...

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WARBRINGER To Perform Entire Debut Album At Select Shows

Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER have announced four concerts over Memorial Day weekend to commemorate the fifth anniversary of their debut album, "War Without End" — and as a special bonus for Los Angeles and San Francisco fans, the band will also perform the album in its entirety at these dates. Commented WARBRINGER frontman John Kevill: ...

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EXMORTUS Begins Recording New Album

It's been two years since the release of "Beyond The Fall Of Time", the sophomore album from Southern California's EXMORTUS, but the activity level has remained high throughout with the band continually playing shows. However, the wait for new material is finally coming to an end. EXMORTUS has just entered Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland ...

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EARACHE Acquires HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS

British extreme metal record label Earache Records has acquired U.S. label Heavy Artillery Records, combining two of the premier forces in metal music. Currently celebrating 25 years in the business, Earache Records has been the home to some of the biggest names in metal, and continues to push forwards with some of the best new ...

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BONDED BY BLOOD: Video Update From The Studio

California metallers BONDED BY BLOOD are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on a brand new studio album coming this summer via Earache Records. The CD is being recorded with producer and former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader (DEVILDRIVER, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) at Darth Mader Music in Los Angeles and will be ...

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Beyond the Fall of Time - EXMORTUS

What a difference a new vocalist makes! Well, not really a "new" vocalist, just a different member barking. With the departure of vocalist/guitarist Balmore, who sang lead and shredded away on 2008's brilliant EXMORTUS debut, "In Hatred's Flame", co-shredder Conan slid over to the microphone and brings a nastier, meaner voice to "Beyond the Fall ...

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'Slaughter By The Water 2' DVD Trailer Available

A trailer for the forthcoming "Slaughter By The Water 2" DVD can be seen below. The disc will feature performances and press conferences from the second annual Slaughter By The Water festival which was held on June 25, 2011 at The Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California. The festival billing was as follows (in alphabetical order): ...

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Devouring - EXCRUCIATOR

An early death metal form of thrash metal or a death-tinged brand of thrash; any way you dice it, EXCRUCIATOR's "Devouring" is still a thrash metal album, albeit one on the heavier end of the spectrum. No molds have been broken and the old school spirit thrives on the Portland act's solid full-length debut album. ...

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FULL METAL JACKIE To Host SLAUGHTER BY THE WATER Festival

Jackie Kajzer, better known as Full Metal Jackie, will host the second annual Slaughter By The Water festival, set to take place on Saturday, June 25 at The Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California, the 45,000-square-foot waterfront meeting and entertainment venue that floats on 25 breathtaking acres with a 180-degree view of the entire Bay. Full ...

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SKINLAB Confirmed For SLAUGHTER BY THE WATER Festival

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have been confirmed for the second annual Slaughter By The Water festival, set to take place Saturday, June 25 in Richmond, California at The Craneway Pavilion, the 45,000-square-foot faculty that floats on 25 breathtaking waterfront acres with a 180-degree view of the entire Bay. The festival billing is shaping ...

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ZAFAKON Covers TOXIC HOLOCAUST On Debut EP

Puerto Rican death/thrashers ZAFAKON will release their debut EP, "Fall", in March. The CD was recorded at EMM Studios in Puerto Rico and features five songs, including a cover of TOXIC HOLOCAUST's "Nuke The Cross". "Fall" track listing: 01. At The Mercy Of Fate 02. Fall 03. Metal Dawn 04. Slain By Treason 05. Nuke ...

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EXMORTUS: New Demo Track Available For Streaming

Los Angeles, California-based death metallers EXMORTUS will enter the studio in February to record their new album, "Beyond The Fall Of Time", for a late 2011 release via Heavy Artillery Records. To give fans a taste of what to expect from the follow-up to 2008's "In Hatred's Flame", EXMORTUS has posted a demo version of ...

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EXMORTUS Frontman Quits

Guitarist/vocalist Balmore Lemus has left Los Angeles-based neo-classical death purveyors EXMORTUS "for personal reasons." The band states, "right now Conan [Gonzalez; lead guitar, backing vocals] will be jumping to vocals while maintaining his lead guitar duties but we still need another killer guitarist." Interested parties can contact the group via the EXMORTUS MySpace ...

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VEKTOR: Entire Album Available For Streaming

Phoenix, Arizona-based futuristic thrashers VEKTOR will release their full-length debut, "Black Future", on November 17 via Heavy Artillery Records. According to a press release, the CD "is a seventy-minute epic of diabolical space metal that stimulates the senses and challenges any preconceived limits to what a metal album can be. Welcome to the future; prepare ...

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VEKTOR: 'Black Future' Release Date Announced

Phoenix, Arizona-based futuristic thrashers VEKTOR will release their full-length debut, "Black Future", on November 17 via Heavy Artillery Records. According to a press release, the CD "is a seventy-minute epic of diabolical space metal that stimulates the senses and challenges any preconceived limits to what a metal album can be. Welcome to the future; prepare ...

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BRUJERIA Replaces DAATH At Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Festival

Extreme metallers BRUJERIA — whose current touring lineup includes CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker (a.k.a. El Cynico) on bass, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erdlandsson (a.k.a. El Podrido), and NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo) on guitar — have replaced DAATH on the billing of this year's edition of the Party.San Open Air festival, set ...

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VINDICATOR Schedules Ohio Meet-And-Greet

Midwest thrash metal maniacs VINDICATOR will take part in a meet-and-greet at Hot Topic in their home state of Ohio on Friday, May 22 at 1:00 p.m. The address is as follows: Hot Topic Southpark Mall 500 Southpark Center Strongville, OH 44136 On Sunday, May 31 at 12:00 a.m. (midnight), VINDICATOR will be interviewed on ...

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VINDICATOR Signs With HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS

Heavy Artillery Records has announced the signing of Midwest thrash metal maniacs VINDICATOR. As one of the frontrunners of what has come to be known as the New Wave Of Thrash, Ohio-based VINDICATOR laid the framework for the band during the summer of 2005 as longtime friends MARSHALL LAW and brothers Vic and Jesse Stown ...

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EXMORTUS: Fair Oaks Footage Posted Online

Capital Chaos has uploaded video footage of Los Angeles-based neo-classical death purveyors EXMORTUS performing on April 20, 2009 at Java Cafe/420 Fest in Fair Oaks, California. Also on the bill were WITCHAVEN, BONDED BY BLOOD, SAVAGE MACHINE, STONEHEAD and OF ASHES. EXMORTUS's debut album, "In Hatred's Flame", was released last July via Heavy ...

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VEKTOR Signs With HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS

Heavy Artillery has announced the signing of Phoenix, Arizona-based futuristic thrashers VEKTOR. The group's debut full-length album, "Black Future", is tentatively due in August. Refusing to be pigeon-holed into any metal sub-genre, VEKTOR employs an array of intricacy, virtuosity and a wholly unique sound that sets it clearly apart from the growing legions of color-by-numbers ...

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THRASHO DE MAYO IV: Complete Lineup Revealed

The Church of the 8th Day has announced the final lineup for Thrasho De Mayo IV, set to take place May 1, 2009 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. This year's festival will mark German thrash metal legends EXUMER's North American live debut. Main Stage: EXUMER MERCILESS DEATH FUELED BY FIRE SAKRIFICER SAVAGE SKULL ...

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