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ICED EARTH Guitarist TROY SEELE Quits

Guitarist Troy Seele has announced his departure from ICED EARTH due to family responsibilities. He says: "After close to ten years as a guitarist in ICED EARTH, the time has come for me to step away. "Some of you know, but many do not, that I have a child with autism. In the past, I ...

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TESTAMENT's 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Was 'Probably The Most Difficult Record We've Ever Done,' Says CHUCK BILLY

ARTE Concert conducted an interview with TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy and lead guitarist Alex Skolnick at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which was held August 4-6 in Wacken, Germany. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On writing "Brotherhood of the Snake": Chuck: "It was a long time, about a year and a ...

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TESTAMENT: 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Cover Art Unveiled

The cover art of "Brotherhood Of The Snake", the twelfth album from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT, can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover was once again created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who also handled the art for the TESTAMENT's last ...

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ICED EARTH: Video Footage Of BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of ICED EARTH's July 16 performance at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany can be seen below. ICED EARTH will headline the "MTV Headbangers Ball" European tour in December. Support on the trek will come from ENSIFERUM, KATAKLYSM and UNEARTH. ICED EARTH took a break from touring in 2015, primarily ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Third 'The Evil Divide' Album Trailer

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will release their new album, "The Evil Divide", on May 27. The CD was once again recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEICIDE), who previously worked on 2010's "Relentless Retribution" and 2013's "The Dream Calls For Blood". Mastering duties were handled by ...

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Video Premiere: FEAR FACTORY's 'Expiration Date'

"Expiration Date", the new video from Los Angeles industrial metallers FEAR FACTORY, can be seen below. The clip was filmed with director Tommy Jones, who has previously worked with KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK, LAMB OF GOD, CARCASS and TESTAMENT, among others. "Expiration Date" is taken from FEAR FACTORY's latest album, "Genexus", which was released on August 7, ...

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New Song Premiere: DEATH ANGEL's 'Cause For Alarm'

"Cause For Alarm", a brand new song from San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "The Evil Divide", which will be released on May 27 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was once again recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer ...

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New Song Premiere: DEATH ANGEL's 'The Moth'

"The Moth", a brand new song from San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "The Evil Divide", which will be released on May 27 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was once again recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Second 'The Evil Divide' Album Trailer

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will release their new album, "The Evil Divide", on May 27. The CD was once again recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEICIDE), who previously worked on 2010's "Relentless Retribution" and 2013's "The Dream Calls For Blood". Mastering duties were handled by ...

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DEATH ANGEL: New 'The Evil Divide' Album Trailer

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will release their new album, "The Evil Divide", on May 27. The CD was once again recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEICIDE), who previously worked on 2010's "Relentless Retribution" and 2013's "The Dream Calls For Blood". Mastering duties were handled by ...

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DEATH ANGEL: First Trailer For 'The Evil Divide' Album

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will release their new album, "The Evil Divide", on May 27. The CD was once again recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEICIDE), who previously worked on 2010's "Relentless Retribution" and 2013's "The Dream Calls For Blood". Mastering duties were handled by ...

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FEAR FACTORY Filming Music Video For 'Expiration Date'

Los Angeles industrial metallers FEAR FACTORY are filming a music video for their song "Expiration Date" with director Tommy Jones (KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK, LAMB OF GOD, CARCASS, TESTAMENT) of Videohammer Studios. The clip is expected to make its online debut in the coming weeks. "Expiration Date" is taken from FEAR FACTORY's latest album, "Genexus", which was ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Release 'The Evil Divide' Album In May

San Francisco metallers DEATH ANGEL have set "The Evil Divide" as the title of their new album, due on May 27 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was once again recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof, who previously worked on 2010's "Relentless Retribution" and 2013's "The Dream Calls For Blood". Mastering ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DISTURBED, NIGHTWISH, VOLBEAT, Others Confirmed For HEAVY MONTREAL

Heavy Montreal 2016 returns to Parc Jean-Drapeau at the Plaine Des Jeux festival site on August 6 and August 7. The complete lineup for this year's festival is as follows: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH DISTURBED NIGHTWISH VOLBEAT MASTODON BREAKING BENJAMIN KILLSWITCH ENGAGE BLACK LABEL SOCIETY GHOST ZAKK WYLDE BLIND GUARDIAN SABATON ALTER BRIDGE KATAKLYSM DESPISED ...

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DEATH ANGEL Completes Mastering New Album

San Francisco metallers DEATH ANGEL have finished mastering their new album for a tentative April release via Nuclear Blast. The band said in a Facebook post: "We are pleased to announce... our new album is done! [We] just listened to the final mastered cut and couldn't be more satisfied. Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: 'Gravity' Lyric Video

Italian symphonic-death metal masters FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will release their new album, "King", on February 5 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was tracked at Kick Recording and 16th Cellar studios in Rome, and was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY) at Fascination Street studio in Sweden. "King" track listing: ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: New Song 'The Fool' Available For Streaming

Italian symphonic-death metal masters FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will release their new album, "King", on February 5 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was tracked at Kick Recording and 16th Cellar studios in Rome, and was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY) at Fascination Street studio in Sweden. The first single ...

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