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ABYSMAL DAWN Films 'Programmed To Consume' Video

Los Angeles, California's ABYSMAL DAWN has finished filming the first video for its brand new album "Programmed to Consume". The clip, for the CD's title track, was shot in the band's hometown with director Gary Smithson (TOMAHAWK, HIGH ON FIRE, GOATWHORE). Commented ABYSMAL DAWN guitarist/vocalist Charles Elliott: "We can't wait to see the final product! ...

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THE OCEAN's 'Precambrian' Honored With VISUELT Graphic-Design Award

"Precambrian", the extensive concept album from Berlin, Germany's THE OCEAN, was honored with the "silver" award at Visuelt, Norway's leading competition in graphic design. "Precambrian" was released last November via Metal Blade Records. The double-disc effort is the soundtrack to the beginning of evolution, subdivided into two successive geological eons ("Hadean/Archean" and "Proterozoic"). The songs ...

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THE OCEAN: New Video Interview Available

Hungarian metal magazine "Kettngy" has uploaded an interview with Berlin, Germany's THE OCEAN conducted prior to the band's May 11, 2008 concert in Budapest, Hungary. Watch the footage below. THE OCEAN's extensive concept album, "Precambrian", was released last November via Metal Blade Records. The double-disc effort is the soundtrack to the beginning of evolution, subdivided ...

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PRIMORDIAL Frontman: The Mainstream Needs Bands Like Us

Vocalist Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill of the of the Irish dark metal masters PRIMORDIAL has issued the following update: "Well, it's been a long time coming. Not only this mesage but the current air of positivity that is surrounding the band. It really seems like we have moved in from the fringes of the scene to ...

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SWORN: European Dates Announced

SWORN, the Norwegian black metal project led by Lars Jensen (MYRKGRAV), has scheduled the following dates:: Mar. 28 - Ragnarök Festival - Lichtenfels, Germany Mar. 29 - Tomahawk Festival - Osnabrück, Germany May 02 - Walpurgis Metal Days - Hauzenberg, Germany May 23 - Rock Mania Festival - Dettelbach, Germany Aug. 15 - Summer Breeze ...

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Former DRAIN STH Drummer Doesn't Rule Out Reunion

Autona magazine recently conducted an interview with former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axén, who more recently spent time as the lead singer for SUPERFIX (the aborted project also featuring former DRAIN STH bassist Anna Kjellberg) and SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY. The question-and-answer session follows: Autona: You recorded two excellent albums [with DRAIN STH] and ...

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THE OCEAN Seeking Cello Player

Berlin's THE OCEAN has issued the following update: ”We are looking for a long-term live cello player for upcoming tours in Europe and the U.S. and possible future recording sessions. What we're looking for is a skilled musician with good intonation; someone who can read sheet music and has classical training but also the rock ...

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SAHG To Film 'Pyromancer' Video

SAHG, the Norwegian heavy rockers who feature in their ranks members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, will film a video for the song "Pyromancer" — taken from the group's forthcoming second album, "Sahg II" — on January 26-27 with director Asle Birkeland, who has previously created clips for ENSLAVED and AUDREY HORNE. According to ...

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SAHG: 'Sahg II' Artwork Unveiled

SAHG, the Norwegian heavy rockers who feature in their ranks members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, have unveiled the cover artwork for their forthcoming second album, entitled "Sahg II". The artwork was created by renowned graphic wizard Martin Kvamme (cover artist for TURBONEGRO, FANTOMAS, TOMAHAWK, DARKTHRONE, and many more) and can be viewed at ...

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THE OCEAN Seeks New Bassist

Berlin's THE OCEAN has issued the following update: "It seems like this issue always comes back to us... Due to THE OCEAN's collective's current bass players' inability to cope with our heavy touring schedules, we need a new bass player for all our upcoming touring activities. What we're looking for is a nice, sociable guy ...

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TURISAS: Why We Can't Play Your City/Country

Finnish warlords TURISAS have issued the following update: "Okay, so there isn't a day someone asks us why we are not playing their city, country etc. on our upcoming tour(s). There are many reasons, but the first thing to point out here is that we as the band are not booking our shows, or arranging ...

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TURISAS Announces European Headlining Tour

After a support slot for ICED EARTH and ANNIHILATOR, Finnish warlords TURISAS will be on the road again in March and April 2008. Commented Warlord Nygard: "The tour with ICED EARTH and ANNIHILATOR in October was great; we made a lot of new friends and fans, and both bands were great guys to be on ...

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THE OCEAN: 'Precambrian' Pushed Back A Week

Berlin's THE OCEAN has had the release date of its extensive concept album, "Precambrian" (Metal Blade Records) pushed back to November 12 from the previously announced November 5. The double-disc effort is the soundtrack to the beginning of evolution, subdivided into two successive geological eons ("Hadean/Archean" and "Proterozoic"). The songs are divided into five subordinate ...

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DEVIL'S SON-IN-LAW Films 'Seaworthy' Video

Sludge/stoner metal act DEVIL'S SON-IN-LAW has finished filming live segments for their upcoming "Seaworthy" video with director Gary Smithson (HIGH ON FIRE, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, EYES OF FIRE, GOATWHORE, EXODUS, TOMAHAWK). The shoot took place on Sunday October 7 in Los Angeles, California and the final product is expected for an early 2008 release. ...

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DEVIL'S SON-IN-LAW To Film 'Seaworthy' Video

Sludge/stoner metal act DEVIL'S SON-IN-LAW has announced plans to film a video for their song "Seaworthy" with director Gary Smithson (HIGH ON FIRE, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, EYES OF FIRE, GOATWHORE, EXODUS, TOMAHAWK). The video shoot will tentatively take place on Saturday September 29, 2007 in Los Angeles, California and is expected for an early ...

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MIKE PATTON Discusses Videogame Work

Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, MR. BUNGLE, FANTOMAS, PEEPING TOM, TOMAHAWK) recently spoke to Destructoid about his videogame projects, including his voice-over work in the upcoming multi-platform videogames "The Darkness" and "Left 4 Dead". Check out the chat at this location. Patton's PEEPING TOM was the featured musical guest on "The Henry Rollins ...

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TOMAHAWK Guitarist Discusses Upcoming CD

TOMAHAWK guitarist Duane Denison, best known for his work with the now-defunct JESUS LIZARD, recently spoke to MTV.com about the group's forthcoming album, "Anonymous", due in stores June 19. "TOMAHAWK fans, I think they'll like it," Denison said of the upcoming CD, which features rock songs constructed from the foundations of melodies created ...

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TOMAHAWK: More 'Anonymous' Details Revealed

TOMAHAWK, the "all-star" band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, ex-HELMET drummer Jon Stainer and former JESUS LIZARD guitarist Duane Denison, has revealed the track listing for its new album, "Anonymous", due on June 19 via Ipecac. It is as follows: 01. War Song 02. Mescal Rite I 03. Ghost Dance 04. Red ...

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TOMAHAWK: 'Anonymous' Artwork Revealed

TOMAHAWK, the "all-star" band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, ex-HELMET drummer Jon Stainer and former JESUS LIZARD guitarist Duane Denison, will release its new album, "Anonymous", on June 19 via Ipecac. Check out the cover artwork at this location. Speaking to Greg Prato of Billboard.com in May 2006, Patton stated ...

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TAAKE To Release 'Nekro' EP Via DARK ESSENCE RECORDS

To coincide with the band's upcoming European tour with URGEHAL and KOLDBRANN, Dark Essence Records will release a new EP from Norwegian black metallers TAAKE, entitled "Nekro". The CD will include tracks that previously appeared on various ten- and seven-inch split releases, including "Voldtekt" ("Dra til Helvete" ten-inch EP, 2006), "Lamb" ("A Norwegian Hail To ...

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