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POSSESSED Pulls Out Of Germany's WAY OF DARKNESS Festival

Reactivated California death metal pioneers POSSESSED have cancelled their appearance at the Way Of Darkness III Festival, set to take place October 2-4 in Bamberg, Germany. According to the group's drummer Emilio Marquez (who also plays in California's SADISTIC INTENT), sole remaining original member Jeff Becerra (vocals), who has been wheelchair bound for more than ...

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POSSESSED Legend JEFF BECERRA 'Gravely Ill'

Sole remaining original member Jeff Becerra (vocals) of the reactivated California death metal pioneers POSSESSED became very ill while touring in Europe. The group, now featuring Becerra backed by members of California's SADISTIC INTENT, was playing shows on the European continent in preparation for Norway's Hole In The Sky festival, which took place August 27-30 ...

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POSSESSED Pulls Out Of Norway's HOLE IN THE SKY Festival

Reactivated California death metal pioneers POSSESSED — featuring sole original member Jeff Becerra (vocals) backed by members of California's SADISTIC INTENT — have cancelled their appearance at the Hole in the Sky festival, set to take place August 27-30 in Bergen, Norway. The festival organizers explain in a statement, "Jeff Becerra is hospitalized with a ...

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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Gives Revealing Interview

In the October 2008 issue of Guitar World magazine, which is on sale now, POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra talks candidly about the 1989 shooting that left him paralyzed from the chest down, his battle with drugs and alcohol, the early days of the Bay Area thrash metal scene and his future as a wheelchair-bound frontman ...

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POSSESSED Schedules Hollywood Date

Reactivated California death metal pioneers POSSESSED have confirmed a January 19, 2009 concert at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. Support at the show will come from WARBRINGER, with more bands to be announced. Tickets for the show are on sale at EnterTheVault.com exclusively until July 31 at which point they ...

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POSSESSED Schedules Brooklyn Meet-And-Greet For This Saturday

Duff's Brooklyn the heavy metal bar located at N. 3rd St & Kent Ave in Williamsburg, New York will host a special "Brutal BBQ Bash" and meet-and-greet with reactivated California death metal pioneers POSSESSED on Saturday, June 21 one day before the band's scheduled performance at at Europa in Brooklyn, New York. According to a ...

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POSSESSED: Brooklyn Show To Be Filmed For DVD Release

Reactivated California death metal pioneers POSSESSED will film their June 22, 2008 concert at Europa in Brooklyn, New York for future DVD release. Also scheduled to appear are AT WAR, MORTICIAN, RUMPLESTILTSKIN GRINDER, BLOOD FEAST, SADISTIC INTENT, MIDNIGHT, MALKUTH and SACRIFICIAL BLOOD. As has been the case with all of POSSESSED's recent appearances, the group's ...

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BOMBS OF HADES: New Music Posted Online

BOMBS OF HADES, the Swedish old-school death metal band featuring members of MACABRE END, GOD MACABRE, UTUMNO, ABHOTH and TRIBULATION, has posted new songs on its MySpace page. According to a press release, "fans of CARNAGE, AUTOPSY and old DEATH definitely should take notice!" Five of the new songs are planned to be ...

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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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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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WOLF To Co-Headline Sweden's UPPSALA THRASHFEST

Swedish metallers WOLF have been confirmed as the co-headliners of the Uppsala Thrashfest, set to take place November 23 at Ungdomens Hus in Uppsala, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: CORRUPT DEFORMED DEGIAL DIVIDER DR. LIVING DEAD ELIMINATION F.K.Ü. HEADED FOR DISASTER IMMACULATE IN SOLITUDE MARTIN MISSY AND THE PROTECTORS MISTER GREEN ...

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DEFIANCE: 'Insomnia' Three-CD Box Set To Include More Than 20 Bonus Tracks

Metal Mind Productions will release "Insomnia", a three-CD digipack containing remastered versions of the following DEFIANCE albums: 1989's "Product of Society", 1990's "Void Terra Firma", and 1992's "Beyond Recognition". This special collector's edition includes classic material from Roadrunner Records' archives, digitally remastered using 24-bit technology and released on golden discs. The three-CD digipack edition is ...

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SATANIC DIRGE: New Album Title Revealed

Mastermind Wight of the Burgettstown, Pennsylvania-based black metal/ambient one-man project SATANIC DIRGE has issued the following update: "I'm ready to announce that the track listing and cover artwork for the follow-up to 'Tribulation' has been written in stone, so to speak. The new album, 'Revelations', (which probably won't be completed until next year) will feature ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Work On New Album Is 'Going Incredibly Well'

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "As usual when the band are working on a new album, the website will be very quiet. The guys do not want any information being given out at this time. As soon as they are ready to announce ...

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SATANIC DIRGE: 'Tribulation' Samples Available

Burgettstown, Pennsylvania-based black metal/ambient project SATANIC DIRGE has posted several tracks from its upcoming full-length album, entitled "Tribulation", at its MySpace page. The band has been in the studio since June recording the CD, which is expected to be finished sometime this month. It will be mixed and mastered by the band. A ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE: Live Album To Be Issued On Vinyl

Osmose Productions will be releasing a double 10" version of IMPALED NAZARENE's first-ever live album, entitled 'Death Comes In 26 Carefully Selected Pieces', according to a posting on the group's web site. "We will be working on the layout soon and this jewel will be out during summer 2005," the band write. As previously reported, ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE: 'Death Comes' Release Date Announced

Osmose Productions has set a May 9 European release date for the first-ever live album by Finnish extreme metallers IMPALED NAZARENE, entitled 'Death Comes In 26 Carefully Selected Pieces'. Recorded last December at Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland, 'DCI26CSP' features 26 songs from the band's catalogue, including songs from their 7" EPs. The album was ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE: Death Comes In 26 Carefully Selected Pieces

Finnish extreme metallers IMPALED NAZARENE have posted the following message on their official web site: "Finally folks. IMPALED NAZARENE celebrates 15 years of chaos and drunken mayhem this year. To celebrate this achievement, we proudly present 'Death Comes In 26 Carefully Selected Pieces', our first official live album. "Recorded last December at Tavastia club in ...

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OBLITERATION, ENGORGE Among Bands Confirmed For New Jersey's AUTUMN EQUINOX FEST

OBLITERATION, ENGORGE, METHADRONE, ALGOL, BLOOD STAINED DUSK, SACRISTY, BLOODTHRONE, ESURIEM, DIMENTIANON and TRIBULATION have been confirmed for the Autumn Equinox Fest at Connections in Passaic, NJ on Saturday, September 25. Handling the vocals for OBLITERATION will be Mike from the New York-based death metal band LACERATION. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Admission to the all-ages ...

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