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DECREPIT BIRTH: 'Polarity' Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Polarity", the new album from Santa Cruz, California tech-death masters DECREPIT BIRTH, can be viewed below. The artwork was completed by cult artist Dan Seagrave (MORBID ANGEL, ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION). Commented guitarist Matt Sotelo: "Dan's art fits the overall theme of the album perfectly. "We had approached Dan with some ideas at ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH Films 'The Resonance' Video

Santa Cruz, California tech-death masters DECREPIT BIRTH recently filmed a video for the song "The Resonance" with director Ann Christin "Anki" Rihm, a former VJ/producer for MTV Norway's "Headbangers Ball". Check out photos from the video shoot at this location. Commented the band: "We had a blast shooting late into the night, deep ...

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PAPA ROACH: More 'Time For Annihilation' Details Revealed

PAPA ROACH will release its new album, "Time For Annihilation… On the Road and On the Record", on August 31 via Eleven Seven Music. The band continues to push its musical limits and is currently perfecting a unique hybrid listening experience, which will consist of a mix of new studio and live tracks. With their ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH Parts Ways With Drummer, Guitarist

California tech-death masters DECREPIT BIRTH have issued the following update: "Drummer K.C. Howard and guitarist Dan Eggers have both decided to part ways with the band. We want thank them very much for the hard work. "K.C. left the band right after the recording of the new album to pursue his career as a full-time ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH: 'Polarity' Track Listing, Release Date Revealed

California tech-death masters DECREPIT BIRTH will release their third album, "Polarity", on July 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. Drums for the CD were tracked at Sharkbite Studios (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS) in Oakland with producer Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, SUFFOCATION, IMMOLATION) while the rest of the recordings were overseen by guitarist Matt Sotelo before the ...

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RETURN TO EARTH Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of the New Jersey-based aggressive hard rock outfit RETURN TO EARTH featuring the talents of Ron Scalzo, Brett Aveni, and Chris Pennie (COHEED & CAMBRIA, ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN). The band's already completed second album, "Automata", is scheduled for release this summer. RETURN TO EARTH comments: "After self-releasing ...

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IGNITE's ZOLI TEGLAS Named Permanent Singer Of PENNYWISE

South Bay punk pioneers PENNYWISE have announced that Zoli Teglas of Orange County's IGNITE is the band's new and permanent lead singer. Teglas, a longtime friend and tourmate, recently played a handful of So Cal shows with PENNYWISE, including the 2009 Smokeout Festival and a sold-out Holiday Benefit concert for Amnesty International at Long Beach ...

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SEPULTURA Drummer Featured On PAINSIDE Track

SEPULTURA drummer Jean Dolabella has recorded a guest appearance on the song "God Made Me Unbreakable" from the Brazilian heavy metal band PAINSIDE. The track, which is the theme song for the Brazilian UFC fighter Ronny "Jungle Boy" Torres, is available for streaming on the PAINSIDE MySpace page. Torres made his debut at ...

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PAINSIDE Signs With INNER WOUND RECORDINGS

Inner Wound Recordings has announced the signing of the Brazilian heavy metal band PAINSIDE. The group's debut album, "Dark World Burden", will be released in Europe on April 2. Inspired by the traditional sound of pioneering bands like IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST while adding modern influences from bands such as NEVERMORE and DISTURBED, PAINSIDE's ...

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KISS, RATT, SEPULTURA Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

KISS, RATT and SEPULTURA are among the first confirmed bands for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 25-27, 2010 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM ALL SHALL PERISH ANVIL BEHEMOTH BLEEDING THROUGH DEADLOCK IGNITE IMMORTAL JON OLIVA'S PAIN KISS KORPIKLAANI MY DYING ...

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IGNITE Frontman To Perform With PENNYWISE At SMOKEOUT Festival

The members of PENNYWISE have announced that Zoli Teglas, frontman for Orange County hardcore/punk band IGNITE, will be filling in on vocals during the band's set on the 2009 SmokeOut festival at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernadino, California on October 24, as they begin their search for a new singer. The two-day SmokeOut ...

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IGNITE, BIOHAZARD To Headline PERSISTENCE TOUR

IGNITE and BIOHAZARD will headline this year's Persistence Tour, set to take place in November and December. Also scheduled to appear are WALLS OF JERICHO, EVERGREEN TERRACE and DEATH BY STEREO. The dates are as follows: Nov. 27 - Torhout, Belgium - De Mast Nov. 28 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle Nov. 29 - Eindhoven, ...

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AUGURY: More Canadian Tour Dates Announced

Montreal progressive death metal quartet AUGURY has confirmed a number of new tour dates in Canada in support of its first new album in five years, "Fragmentary Evidence". The CD was released internationally on Nuclear Blast and has been licensed for release at home in Canada through Goodfellow/Sonic Unyon. The band played a very successful ...

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LILLIAN AXE Schedules In-Store Appearances

Louisiana-based rockers LILLIAN AXE will perform live and sign autographs at the following in-store events: Sep. 06 - Looney Tunes - W. Babylon, NY (2 p.m.) Sep. 09 - Vintage Vinyl - Fords, NJ (7 p.m.) LILLIAN AXE's new album, "Sad Day On Planet Earth", was released on June 30 via the Swedish label Blistering ...

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AUGURY: Another New Song Posted Online

Faith Puppeteers, another new song from Montreal juggernauts AUGURY, has been made available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the band's long-awaited new album, "Fragmentary Evidence", which is scheduled for release on July 17 in Europe and August 11 in North America. The CD was produced by Hugues ...

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LILLIAN AXE: Performance Footage Of New Song Available

Video footage of New Orleans-based rockers LILLIAN AXE performing a brand new song, "Jesus Wept", during a recent concert can be viewed below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Sad Day On Planet Earth", which will be released on June 30 via the Swedish label Blistering Records. The CD is described in a ...

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AUGURY Members Comment On Upcoming Tour With GOD DETHRONED

Members of Montreal's AUGURY are preparing to embark on their first tour of North America in September with Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED, New York's ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, and Ohio's WOE OF TYRANTS in support of their Nuclear Blast debut, "Fragmentary Evidence". Commented guitarist Mathieu Marcotte: "It'll be exciting to spread our music to a larger ...

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