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STRYPER: Audio Sample Of Brand New Song

Christian hard rockers STRYPER entered SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts last weekend to begin recording their new album for a late spring/early summer release via Frontiers. An audio sample of one of the new STRYPER songs can be streamed in the video clip embedded within the Facebook post below. Regarding the musical direction of ...

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From the Very Depths - VENOM

Call 'em black metal if you still feel the need, but at this point VENOM should be considered simply VENOM. There's zilch to this band to align them with EMPEROR, GORGOROTH, BELPHEGOR, MAYHEM or BURZUM other than pentagrams, goats' heads and Lucifer. By now, though, if you haven't yet figured out VENOM's enchantment with Satan ...

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VIRGIN STEELE To Release 'Hymns To Damnation' Next Spring

VIRGIN STEELE has set "Hymns To Damnation" as the title of its new album, due in March/April 2015 via SPV/Steamhammer. Comments VIRGIN STEELE singer David DeFeis: "The new album is a roaring collection of metal tracks that work very well together and were recorded in a very straightforward, organic manner. It is full of passion, ...

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BEHEMOTH: 'Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer' Video Released

"Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer", the new video from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, can be seen below. The first performance clip BEHEMOTH was helmed by the band's longtime video collaborators, Grupa 13, who previously worked with AMON AMARTH and ENSIFERUM. BEHEMOTH will hit the road in April 2015 for 15 shows in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, ...

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FIREBORN Featuring ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: Drummer Announced

FIREBORN, the new Swedish death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED) have joined forces with Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC) and Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC), has announced the addition of drummer Matte Modin (DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED) to the group's ranks. "This is a new band that will not ...

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Conjuring the Dead - BELPHEGOR

Austrian hellhounds BELPHEGOR return, or should we say, Helmuth and Serpenth do with session appearances by guitarist Schoft (as in the BRUTUS and SATYRICON alumnus) and band-trusted drummer Marthyn. Added to the bloody festivities this round are vocal cameos from DEICIDE's Glen Benton and MAYHEM's Atilla, plus HATE ETERNAL mastermind Erik Rutan on production duties. ...

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BELPHEGOR: 'Conjuring The Dead' Track Listing Revealed

Austrian death/ black metal metallers BELPHEGOR will release their tenth album, "Conjuring The Dead", on August August 11 in Europe via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2011's "Blood Magick Necromance" was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE). The cover artwork was created ...

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BELPHEGOR: 'Conjuring The Dead' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Austrian death/ black metal metallers BELPHEGOR will release their tenth album, "Conjuring The Dead", on August August 11 in Europe via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2011's "Blood Magick Necromance" was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE). Songtitles set to appear on ...

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FIREBORN Featuring ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: 'The Emperor' Demo Track Available For Streaming

Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED) have joined forces with Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC) and Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) in a brand new death metal band called FIREBORN. "This is a new band that will not conflict with our other bands," says FIREBORN. "Neither will the music sound like them. ...

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FIREBORN Featuring ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: New Footage From The Studio

Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED) have joined forces with Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC) and Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) in a brand new death metal band called FIREBORN. "This is a new band that will not conflict with our other bands," says FIREBORN. "Neither will the music sound like them. ...

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ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members Join Forces In FIREBORN

Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED) have joined forces with Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC) and Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) in a brand new death metal band called FIREBORN. "This is a new band that will not conflict with our other bands," says FIREBORN. "Neither will the music sound like them. ...

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CROBOT To Release Self-Titled EP In May

Central Pennsylvania band CROBOT will release its self-titled four-song EP on May 13 via Wind-Up Records. The tracks were produced by Machine (CLUTCH, LAMB OF GOD, COBRA STARSHIP, GYM CLASS HEROES). Machine and the band are finishing up CROBOTs debut album, which will be released later this year. "Legend Of The Spaceborne Killer" will be ...

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BELPHEGOR To Release 'Conjuring The Dead' In August

Austrian death/ black metal metallers BELPHEGOR will release their tenth album, "Conjuring The Dead", on August August 11 in Europe via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2011's "Blood Magick Necromance" was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE). Songtitles set to appear on ...

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ANCIENT Working On New Album

Norwegian black/death metallers ANCIENT are working on their seventh album, "Chapter VII: Back From The Land Of The Dead", for a tentative fall release. Nick Barker (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) recorded the drums for the CD at Alpha-Omega Studio in Como, Italy, and the guitars are in the process of being laid down right ...

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Mary Jane - DEAD, WHITE AND BLUE

DEAD, WHITE AND BLUE is the raunchy rock playground of Russell (aka "Rusty") Workman, who reportedly worked with earlier bands in his native Arizona that opened for the likes of IRON MAIDEN, KORN and DIO. Workman was forced to put DEAD, WHITE AND BLUE on hiatus while serving a stint in the jug for drug ...

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BEHEMOTH's 'The Satanist' Cracks U.S. Top 40

"The Satanist", the long-awaited new album from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. BEHEMOTH's ninth full-length studio CD, 2009's "Evangelion", opened with around 8,500 units to land at No. 56. "The Satanist" ...

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BEHEMOTH: Fourth 'The Satanist' Trailer

The fourth and final video on the making of "The Satanist", the long-awaited new album from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, can be seen below. "The Satanist" will be released on February 3 in the U.K., February 4 in North America and Poland, February 5 in Japan, and February 7 in the rest of the world. ...

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BEHEMOTH: 'Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer" from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited new album, "The Satanist", which will be released on February 3 in the U.K., February 4 in North America and Poland, February 5 in Japan, and February ...

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BEHEMOTH: Third 'The Satanist' Trailer

The third of four videos on the making of "The Satanist", the long-awaited new album from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, can be seen below. "The Satanist" will be released on February 3 in the U.K., February 4 in North America and Poland, February 5 in Japan, and February 7 in the rest of the world. ...

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BEHEMOTH: Second 'The Satanist' Trailer

The second of four videos on the making of "The Satanist", the long-awaited new album from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, can be seen below. "The Satanist" will be released on February 3 in the U.K., February 4 in North America and Poland, February 5 in Japan, and February 7 in the rest of the world. ...

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Waiting for the End to Come - KATAKLYSM

Maurizio Iacono posits "If I Was God I'd Burn it All" on KATAKLYSM's eleventh studio album, "Waiting for the End to Come". Far more introspective a metal prospectus than your standard theme of flushing Mother Earth into an eternal conflagration at the cloven hooves of the deceiver. Rather than letting Satan torch the world for ...

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BEHEMOTH: First 'The Satanist' Trailer

The first of four videos on the making of "The Satanist", the long-awaited new album from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, can be seen below. "The Satanist" will be released on February 3 in the U.K., February 4 in North America and Poland, February 5 in Japan, and February 7 in the rest of the world. ...

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BEHEMOTH's ADAM 'NERGAL' DARSKI Interviewed On 'Metal Hammer' Radio Show (Audio)

Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH for the "Metal Hammer" radio show on TeamRock Radio. You can listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. BEHEMOTH will release its long-awaited new album, "The Satanist", on February 3 in the U.K., February ...

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BEHEMOTH: 'Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel' Video Released

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will release their long-awaited new album, "The Satanist", on February 3 in the U.K., February 4 in North America and Poland, February 5 in Japan, and February 7 in the rest of the world. Pre-order bundles, include: CD, LP, t-shirt, as well as the deluxe box set, and are available at ...

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