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SUFFOCATION Checks In From The Studio

New York-based extreme metal pioneers SUFFOCATION entered the studio on January 31 with Joe Cincotta (who worked on the band's last two releases) to begin recording its new album, "Blood Oath". The follow-up to 2006's self-titled record will be mixed by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH) and cover artwork will once again be ...

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OCEANO To Film 'District Of Misery' Video

Chicago's deathcore band OCEANO will film a video for the song "District Of Misery" tomorrow (Friday, February 27) in Los Angeles, California. Directed by Patrick Guera (DIFFICULT HENRY, HARD ECHO) and produced by Brian Thompson at The Vault LA (MUNICIPAL WASTE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, AS I LAY DYING), the clip will be shot in a converted ...

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EMBEDDED Prepares To Release 'Beyond The Flesh'

German death metal band EMBEDDED will release its new album, "Beyond The Flesh", later in the year through DB Agency. The band's third full-length effort was recorded at the Soundlodge Studio (GOD DETHRONED, SINISTER, DEW-SCENTED) in Germany and will feature artwork (see below) by Remy of Head Split Design (UNEARTH, CRYPTOPSY, WHITECHAPEL). Two tracks from ...

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SUFFOCATION Video Game Coming Soon

Legendary New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have issued the following update: "2009 is shaping up to be SUFFOCATION's most exciting and successful year to date! Not only are they celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first release, 'Reincremation', but we all are excited to announce that in the spring of 2009, SUFFOCATION is expected to ...

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BORN OF OSIRIS Reveals New Album Details

Way Too Loud! recently conducted an interview with guitarist Lee McKinney and vocalist Ronnie Canizaro of Chicago-based extreme metallers BORN OF OSIRIS. A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow below. Way Too Loud!: I guess the newest news is that one of your guitar players is gone. Can you tell me ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Added To ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL

According to the April 2009 issue of Revolver magazine (see cover image below) — the official Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival media partner — Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are the "special-guest" act that will perform on this summer's Rockstar Energy tour. This year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival trek will be headlined by SLAYER and MARILYN ...

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OCEANO Debuts New Track On MySpace

Chicago's deathcore band OCEANO has unveiled a brand new track from its forthcoming debut release, "Depths", on the group's MySpace page. You can check out "A Mandatory Sacrifice" and two other songs from OCEANO's upcoming CD at this location. Due on April 7 via Earache Records, "Depths" was recorded with producer Joey Sturgis ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Added To CALIFORNIA METALFEST

Florida-based extreme metallers WYKKED WYTCH have been added to the third annual California Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, March 28 t the Grove in Anaheim, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARSIS CARCASS DECREPIT BIRTH EXODUS PSYCROPTIC SAMAEL SUFFOCATION THE FACELESS VEIL OF MAYA WHITECHAPEL WYKKED WYTCH WYKKED WYTCH guitarist Gio ...

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THY WILL BE DONE Completes Work On New Album

Rhode Island's THY WILL BE DONE has completed recording the band's new album, entitled "In Ancient Of Days", for a spring release via Stillborn Records. Just like its predecessor, 2007's "Was And Is To Come", the new CD was produced, engineered, and mixed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (HATEBREED, WHITECHAPEL, SHADOWS FALL) at Planet Z studios ...

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KERRY KING's 'War Ensemble' At NAMM; Video Available

Video footage of Kerry King of Los Angeles thrashers SLAYER playing the song "War Ensemble" at the Marshall booth at this year's NAMM show (which was held January 15-18, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California) can be viewed below. This year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival trek will be headlined by SLAYER ...

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SLAYER, MARILYN MANSON Comment On Upcoming ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM Tour

A short video message from Kerry King and Tom Araya of Los Angeles thrashers SLAYER officially announcing the band's participation in this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour can be viewed below. Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the most electrifying carnival to ever hit the summer concert circuit, is back...and bigger. Organizers of the ...

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It's Official: SLAYER And MARILYN MANSON To Co-Headline ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL

According to Revolver magazine, SLAYER and MARILYN MANSON will co-headline this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour, which is scheduled to kick off July 10 in Sacramento, California. The festival billing is as follows: Main Stage: SLAYER MARILYN MANSON BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Hot Topic Stage: CANNIBAL CORPSE THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER JOB FOR ...

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EXODUS Confirmed For CALIFORNIA METALFEST

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area tharshers EXODUS have been confirmed for the third annual California Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, March 28 t the Grove in Anaheim, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARSIS CARCASS DECREPIT BIRTH EXODUS PSYCROPTIC SAMAEL SUFFOCATION THE FACELESS VEIL OF MAYA WHITECHAPEL More bands will be ...

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CARCASS, SUFFOCATION, SAMAEL Confirmed For CALIFORNIA METALFEST

CARCASS, SUFFOCATION and SAMAEL are among the confirmed bands for the third annual California Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, March 28 t the Grove in Anaheim, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: CARCASS SUFFOCATION SAMAEL THE FACELESS WHITECHAPEL ARSIS DECREPIT BIRTH VEIL OF MAYA PSYCROPTIC More bands will be announced soon. ...

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W.A.S.P., THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BRING ME THE HORIZON Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

The following bands are newly confirmed for this year's Hellfest, set to take place June 19-21, 2009 in Clisson, France: ABORTED ADAGIO AMEBIX AUGUST BURN RED BETRAYED BLOCKHEADS BLOODCLOT BRING ME THE HORIZON COALESCE DAGOBA DEICIDE DESPISED ICON EYEHATEGOD GIRLSCHOOL GOJIRA JARBOE KATAKLYSM KEEP OF KALESSIN KICKBACK KINGDOM OF SORROW MOONSORROW NACHTMYSTIUM ORAKLE PENTAGRAM PESTILENCE ...

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The Resting Sonata - ROSE FUNERAL

It is not a question of ROSE FUNERAL's inability to write decent songs and play a fairly convincing form of modern down-tuned 'n chunky death metal. It is just that the continual aping of a beaten-to-death style makes it difficult to appreciate an album like "The Resting Sonata", if only because you've heard it so ...

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OCEANO Parts Ways With Guitarist

Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO have parted ways with founding member and guitarist Jeremy Caroll and plan to continue on with their upcoming tours as a four-piece. Commented vocalist Adam Warren: "Within our past few tours, tension had seemingly grew above that of a typical level for a band touring the country cramped in a van. ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: Video Interview Available

The Metal Nurse conducted an interview with with vocalist Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth of the Southern California-based female-fronted band IN THIS MOMENT at the New York City stop of the group's recent tour with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. Watch the nine-minute chat below. IN THIS MOMENT's sophomore album, "The Dream", sold more than ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: Audio Interview With CHRIS HOWORTH Available

Jason Saulnier of the "Jason Saulnier Radio Show" conducted an interview with guitarist Chris Howorth of the Southern California-based female-fronted hard rock band IN THIS MOMENT at the end of October. You can now stream the eight-minute chat below. IN THIS MOMENT's sophomore album, "The Dream", sold more than 8,000 copies in the United States ...

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