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MORTIFICATION: Nine Titles To Be Reissued

Poland's Metal Mind Productions will reissue nine titles from Australia's Christian metallers MORTIFICATION in February. The list includes eight CDs — "Scrolls of The Megilloth", "Post Momentary Affliction", "Blood Wold", "Primitive Rhythm Machine", "Envision Evangelene", "Triumph of Mercy", "Hammer Of God", "The Silver Cord Is Severed" (expanded with additional CD "10 Years Live Not Dead") ...

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THERIOMORPHIC Completes Recording 'The Beast Brigade'

Portuguese death metallers THERIOMORPHIC have finished recording their second album, "The Beast Brigade". Mixing and mastering should be completed before the end of the month at Brugo Sound Studio with Hugo Camarinha, who previously produced the "Enter the Mighty Theriomorphic" and "Ways to End" albums from BLEEDING DISPLAY and "Hexagram" from DECAYED. THERIOMORPHIC's lineup on ...

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TRIUMPH To Reunite For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

The classic TRIUMPH lineup — Rik Emmett, Mike Levine and Gil Moore — could not have selected a better way to reunite after a two-decade absence, with what will undoubtedly be a show-stopping appearance at the 2008 Sweden Rock Festival. Held over a four-day span (June 4-7), the Sweden Rock Festival has been an annual ...

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BUCKCHERRY: '15' Certified Platinum

According to the BUCKCHERRY fan site Lit-Up.net, BUCKCHERRY's most recent album, "15", was officially certified platinum today by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of one million copies in the United States. "15" has proven a triumph, spending more than 90 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. The ...

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BUCKCHERRY To Perform On 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

BUCKCHERRY will be the featured musical guests on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Thursday, January 24. BUCKCHERRY's most recent album, "15", has proven a triumph, spending more than 80 weeks on the Billboard 200 on its way towards RIAA platinum certification for sales above 1 million units. The CD's first blockbuster hit ...

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HELLHAMMER Controversy Over 'Demon Entrails' Satanic Artwork

With the release of "Demon Entrails" on February 26 in the U.S. the days of numerous sub-standard bootlegs of the classic HELLHAMMER demos "Death Fiend", "Triumph of Death" and "Satanic Rites" are finally over! However, the new versions did not come without its fair share of controversy as Tom Gabriel Fischer states: "25 years after ...

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CELTIC FROST Mainman On HELLHAMMER: 'This Was My Reality, This Was My Life'

CELTIC FROST frontman Thomas Gabriel Fischer recently discussed the difficulties he and bassist Martin Ain have had in coming to terms with the legacy of their former band HELLHAMMER. Speaking to the UK's Zero Tolerance magazine about the forthcoming Century Media release "Demon Entrails", which brings together HELLHAMMER's legendary demos, the Swiss guitarist/ vocalist said: ...

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DETONATOR 666 To Relase 'Supremacy & Tyranny' In March

DETONATOR 666 — the Czech Repulic-based group featuring Vlad Blasphemer, formerly the main songwriter for cult legends MANIAC BUTCHER — will release its new album, "Supremacy & Tyranny", on March 3 via Infernus Rex. The CD features eight tracks and comes with a special inverted-cross-shaped, full-color booklet with all lyrics and band photos. "Supremacy & ...

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HELLHAMMER: 'Demon Entrails' Details Revealed

With the release of "Demon Entrails" on February 18, 2008, the days of numerous sub-standard bootlegs of the classic HELLHAMMER demos "Death Fiend", "Triumph of Death" and "Satanic Rites" are finally over! Currently also working on a book dealing with the history of HELLHAMMER, Tom Gabriel Fischer points out the importance of this release: "The ...

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SEPULTURA In India; Brazilian TV Report Posted Online

A four-minute Brazilian TV report on SEPULTURA's recent visit to India can be viewed below. SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser previously stated about the group's trip to India, "I visited some beautiful places in Delhi like the India Gate, a monument built honoring the Indian soldiers that fought at the World War I, similar to the ...

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ASPHYX To Enter Studio This Month

The reformed lineup of the Dutch death metal outfit ASPHYXMartin van Drunen (vocals), Wannes Gubbels (bass/vocals), Paul Baayens (guitar) and Bob Bagchus (drums) — has issued the following update: "ASPHYX will record two songs at the end of January 2008 at the Harrow studios: covering CELTIC FROST's 'Os Abysmi Vel Daath' from their ...

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IRON FIRE To Enter Studio In The Spring

Danish metallers IRON FIRE, who are fronted by FORCE OF EVIL singer Martin Steene, have issued the following update: "We wanna say thanks to all who came to our concerts at the Tour of Triumph; it has been the best tour for us so far. Now we are back home in cold Denmark and most ...

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BELPHEGOR: Perfect Ending To A Successful Year

Austrian extreme metallers BELPHEGOR have just completed a European tour with SIX FEET UNDER, NILE and FINNTROLL. According to the band, "this brutal trip was a triumph for BELPHEGOR in all senses. Playing in front of packed venues was a perfect ending for the successful year 2007." Commented guitarist/vocalist Helmuth: "Yeah, we have been touring ...

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CELTIC FROST Mainman: The Fall Of A Year

CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "The weeks seemingly merged into one continuous, viscous current of day and night and information increasingly difficult to bear. Emotions decreased to slow-motion speed, he began to subsist in the dark, the shutters on all the windows of his place ...

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HELLHAMMER: 'Burial' Site Launched

In connection with the February and spring 2008 releases of "Demon Entrails" and "Only Death is Real: An Illustrated History of Hellhammer and Early Celtic Frost", an official HELLHAMMER burial site has been dug at www.hellhammer.org. Visitors will find, among other things, an appropriately detailed eulogy written by metal journalist Bernard Doe, a ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: South American Tour Cancelled

Italian power metal band RHAPSODY OF FIRE (formerly known as RHAPSODY) has cancelled its previously announced dates in South America which were scheduled to take place this month. Commented the group in a statement: "It was not at all the band's decision to cancel the South American tour planned for December 2007. We can not ...

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ASPHYX To Headline Berlin's 'Triumph Of Death'

The reformed lineup of the Dutch death metal outfit ASPHYXMartin van Drunen (vocals), Wannes Gubbels (bass/vocals), Paul Baayens (guitar) and Bob Bagchus (drums) — will headline the "Triumph Of Death" concert on March 29, 2008 at Knaack Club in Berlin, Germany. The billing for the event is as follows: ASPHYX (Holland) NECROVATION (Sweden) ...

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BUCKCHERRY Guitarist: 'I'm Stoked On The New Stuff!'

BUCKCHERRY guitarist Keith Nelson has issued the following update: "This is the first entry in the studio blog for the upcoming record. "We came off the road at the end of September and took a few days off, then got right back to work writing and rehearsing new material. Right now things are going well; ...

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BUCKCHERRY: 'Sorry' Video Available

BUCKCHERRY's video for the song "Sorry" is now available exclusively on MSN Video. As previously reported, Metal Hammer TV has posted a five-minute video clip of BUCKCHERRY's Keith Nelson and Stevie D. talking about what's inspired their videos and how the whole "interpretation" thing got going. Watch the footage below. BUCKCHERRY has announced ...

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THE QUILL: 10 Songs Ready For New Album

Sweden's THE QUILL has issued the following update: "Finally some news from us — good or bad, decide yourselves. "First of all, thanks for being patient. There will be a new album but at this moment nothing is set except for the new material. We have pre-recorded 10 songs and are planning to record even ...

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HELCARAXE To Release New Mini-CD

New Jersey-based death metallers HELCARAXE will release their new mini-CD, "No God To Save You", later this month via Australia's Wolfs Moon Recordings. The follow-up to "Triumph & Revenge" (Regimental Records) contains "nearly 30 minutes of crushing, barbarous death metal," according to a press release. Formed in 2003 by members of the black metal band ...

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BUCKCHERRY Members Talk About What's Inspired Their Videos

Metal Hammer TV has posted a five-minute video clip of BUCKCHERRY's Keith Nelson and Stevie D. talking about what's inspired their videos and how the whole "interpretation" thing got going. Watch the footage below. BUCKCHERRY has announced its milestone 300th live show in support of its most recent album, "15", slated for December 15 at ...

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BUCKCHERRY Announces 300th Show In Support Of '15'

BUCKCHERRY has announced its milestone 300th live show in support of its most recent album, "15", slated for December 15 at Las Vegas' House of Blues. The concert marks the end of an amazing year for the band — "15" has proven a triumph, spending a remarkable 82 weeks on the Billboard 200 on its ...

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BUCKCHERRY: '15' MVI Due Next Week

BUCKCHERRY's "15" LP will be made available available in MVI format on November 20 via Atlantic Records. The "15" MVI includes: the full album featuring portable music files for every song, videos for "Crazy Bitch", "Everything" and "Next 2 You", exclusive bonus tracks (live versions of "Crazy Bitch", "Everything" and "Next 2 You"), wallpapers, buddy ...

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HELLHAMMER Demos To Be Officially Released

There exist countless HELLHAMMER demo bootlegs, but they all utterly fail to capture the true aura, to represent the band as it actually was. They have been compiled from dismal multi-generation copies of the original tapes, and they are invariably riddled with factual and historical errors or outright lies. Former HELLHAMMER members Tom Gabriel Fischer, ...

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STURMGEIST Mainman Comments On Finnish High School Massacre

STURMGEIST mainman Cornelius von Jackhelln (also of SOLEFALD) has released the following statement (via Season of Mist, STURMGEIST's record company): "Today [Wednesday, November 7] an 18-year old man shot seven people in a high school massacre in Tuusula, Finland. The killer referred to himself as 'Sturmgeist89' on YouTube. 'Sturmgeist' is not only the name of ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Describes 'Mind-Blowing' Poverty In India

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has issued the following update: "New Delhi, India (Oct. 26-29, 2007): After resting from the long journey, we had the first interview to do. It was made in a rock bar, with many journalists and many fans. I had the first real experience with the Indian traffic. Me, my wife Patricia ...

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