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HOUR OF PENANCE Announces New Drummer

Italian death metal horde HOUR OF PENANCE has announced the addition of drummer James Payne (HISS FROM THE MOAT, BROKEN HEART COLLAGE) to the group's ranks. Commented HOUR OF PENANCE guitarist Giulio Moschini: "I've known [James] for quite a long time and he's a very talented drummer. We're proud to have him on board! James ...

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SKELETONWITCH Featured In Latest 'Through The TurnStyle' Session

Ohio metal goliaths SKELETONWITCH are featured in the latest "Through the TurnStyle" session. The eight-minute clip, which can be seen below, includes an interview with the band followed by a performance of the song "Reduced To The Failure Of Prayer" at the Grog Shop in Cleveland, Ohio. The new vinyl reissues of the SKELETONWITCH's breakthrough ...

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NILE: New Video Interview With GEORGE KOLLIAS

On April 5, Metal Warzone conducted an interview with NILE drummer George Kollias when the band played at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California as part of a North American tour with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, SKELETONWITCH and HOUR OF PENANCE. You can now watch the chat below. The trek kicked off on ...

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SKELETONWITCH: Rare Track Available For Streaming

"Tragedy Of Days", a rare track from Ohio metal goliaths SKELETONWITCH, can be streamed below. Never formally released on record in the States, the tune was recorded during the "Forever Abomination" sessions with producer Matt Hyde and appeared on the Decibel magazine flexi-disc series (October 2011 issue) as well as the Japanese edition of "Forever ...

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SKELETONWITCH: 'The Infernal Resurrection' Video Released

"The Infernal Resurrection", the new video from Athens, Ohio's SKELETONWITCH, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Forever Abomination", which was released last November via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2009's "Breathing The Fire" was recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Matt Hyde (SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, KREATOR). The ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE: New Song Available For Streaming

"Decimate The Ancestry Of The Only God", a brand new song from Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band's fifth album, "Sedition", which will be released on March 27 in North America, April 2 in the U.K. and April 6 in mainland Europe via Prosthetic Records. ...

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NILE: New Album Title Announced

South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE have set "At The Gate Of Sethu" as the title of their new album, due in late spring/early summer via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2009's "Those Whom The Gods Detest" is once again being produced and mixed by Neil Kernon, who has previously worked with NEVERMORE, ...

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SKELETONWITCH Gatefold Vinyl Reissues Coming Soon

Prosthetic Records will reissue "Breathing The Fire" and "Beyond The Permafrost" from American metal masters SKELETONWITCH at the end of March. The deluxe, limited gatefold packages will be made available to coincide with the band's U.S. tour with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, NILE and HOUR OF PENANCE. Pictured below is the new "Fire Splatter" edition ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE: Second 'Sedition' Studio Webisode Posted Online

The second in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for "Sedition", the fifth album from Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE, can be seen below. Due on March 27 in North America, April 2 in the U.K. and April 6 in mainland Europe via Prosthetic Records, the follow-up to 2010's ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Headline Ohio's 'Death On The Vine'

Florida-based death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE will headline the first annual Death On The Vine festival, set to take place Saturday, April 14 at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio. Also scheduled to appear are THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, NILE, EXHUMED, SKELETONWITCH, ABYSMAL DAWN, HOUR OF PENANCE and ARKAIK. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 17 ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: New Video Interview With RYAN KNIGHT

Bring The Noise TV conducted an interview with guitarist Ryan Knight of Michigan's unstoppable sons of molten melodic death metal THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER when the band played at Sub 89 in Reading, England on January 30. You can now watch the chat below. THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will embark on its first headlining tour ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE: First 'Sedition' Studio Webisode Posted Online

The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for "Sedition", the fifth album from Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE, can be seen below. Due on March 27 in North America, April 2 in the U.K. and April 6 in mainland Europe via Prosthetic Records, the follow-up to 2010's ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE Announces Album Details

Italian death metal band HOUR OF PENANCE has set "Sedition" as the title of its fifth album, due on March 27 in North America, April 2 in the U.K. and April 6 in mainland Europe via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2010's "Paradogma" (Unique Leader) was recorded at Cellar Studio in Rome with producer Stefano ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL 2012 Billing Announced

MassConcerts has announced that the 14th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will take place the weekend of April 20-22, 2012. The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States, has presented some of the biggest and up-and-coming artists in the metal and hardcore music ...

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France's HELLFEST: More Acts Announced

MACHINE HEAD, CANNIBAL CORPSE, AMON AMARTH, DEVILDRIVER and EXODUS are among the confirmed bands for next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 15-17, 2012 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ACID KING ALCEST ALL FOR NOTHING ALL PIGS MUST DIE ALPHA TIGER AMENRA AMON AMARTH ANAAL ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE Preparing To Enter Studio

Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE will enter 16th Cellar Studio in Rome later this month with producer Stefano Morabito (FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE), to begin recording their fifth album for an early 2012 release via Prosthetic Records. Commented HOUR OF PENANCE guitarist Giulio Moschini: "Following the tradition of releasing an album every two years, the time ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Italian brutal/symphonic horde FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE has inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band is putting the finishing touches on its second full-length album for a summer release. With only two releases, "Oracles" (2009) and the "Mafia" EP (2010), and a successful U.S. debut tour alongside SUFFOCATION and THE FACELESS under its belt, ...

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HIDEUOS DIVINITY Signs With UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS

Italian death metallers HIDEUOS DIVINITY have inked a multi-album deal with Unique Leader Records. The band's debut album, "Obeisance Rising", will be released in June. The CD was recorded at the renowned 16th Cellar Studios by mastermind Stefano "Saul" Morabito, the man who has turned the knobs on Italy's most acclaimed extreme productions. The lyrical ...

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ARGUS: New Album Details Revealed

Pennsylvania's ARGUS, which features the powerful voice of former PENANCE vocalist Butch Balich, will release its sophomore album, "Boldly Stride The Doomed", on May 3 via the Italian heavy metal label Cruz Del Sur Music. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Abandoning The Gates Of Byzantium 02. A Curse On The ...

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ARKAIK: New Album Title Announced

Riverside, California-based technical/progressive death metallers ARKAIK are hard at work on maerial for their sophomore album, "Metamorphignition", due in early 2012 via Unique Leader Records. According to a press release, the band's "intention is to create a more mature and rhythmically balanced album that expands on their already fierce musical style. It will be an ...

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DEICIDE To Tour Europe With BELPHEGOR, HOUR OF PENANCE, THE AMENTA

Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE will embark on the "To Hell With God, God Is Dead" European tour in June/July with support from Austrian death/black metal maniacs BELPHEGOR, the Italian brutal death machine HOUR OF PENANCE and Australian industrial death masters THE AMENTA. The dates are as follows: June 17 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE have inked a deal with Prosthetic Records. The band commented, "This is a very important opportunity for HOUR OF PENANCE and a big reward for almost 10 years of activity of this band. "We're very proud to be part of the Prosthetic Records family and we're eager to start ...

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