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KISS: Historic KEN KELLY Tribute CD Painting Unveiled In Oslo

KISS Army Norway and Voices Music Entertainment have unveiled the Ken Kelly painting that will become the cover for the upcoming Norwegian KISS tribute CD (Kelly had previously painted the classic "Destroyer" and "Love Gun" covers). Members of the Norwegian press and select fans were present at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, where the event took ...

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NEURAXIS: Collection Of Early Material To Be Released In Europe

Montreal-based metallers NEURAXIS will release, "Truth Imagery Passage", a complete discography of their material, in Europe on July 11 via Willowtip/Earache. Included over the 34 tracks are the band's two albums, "Truth Beyond" and the long-out-of-print classic first full-length "Imagery", as well as their "A Passage Into Forlorn" mini-CD. The two-CD set also includes bonus ...

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THE ACCUSED: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Legendary splatter rockers THE ACCUSED have issued their first album in over ten years, entitled "Oh, Martha!" The new CD was recorded by Jack Endino at Scotty Crane's Soundhouse Studios in Seattle and was mastered by Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER). "Oh, Martha!" features 16 new tracks by THE ACCUSED, plus the 20th anniversary re-recordings of ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: U.K. Dates Announced

Britan's MY DYING BRIDE have lined up the following U.K. dates in November: Nov. 18 - Astoria - London, UK Nov. 19 - Club Rio – Bradford, UK As previously reported, MY DYING BRIDE have uploaded screenshots from their video for the track "The Blue Lotus" at this location. The clip, which was ...

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The Process of Elimination - LENG TCH'E

Is it just me or has there been an upsurge in the number of grindcore bands making the genre more creative and exciting, while still keeping it dangerous and monstrously heavy? "The Process of Elimination" may not be the dementia inducing, creative tour de force that is CEPHALIC CARNAGE's "Anomalies", but it sure is a ...

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GORGOROTH: New Album Update

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have posted the following update on their official web site: "The recordings of the upcoming album, 'Ad Majorem Satanhas Gloriam', progress steadily. Infernus [guitar] and King [bass] have been in a studio in Spydeberg (Norway) for the past weeks where they have recorded bass and guitar. They have brought the tapes ...

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VISCERAL BLEEDING: 'Remnants Revived' E-Card Available

An e-card for Swedish death metallers VISCERAL BLEEDING's re-release of their debut album, "Remnants of Deprivation", reissued under the title "Remnants Revived", is available at this location. "Remnants Revived" was re-mastered by Scott Hull (NILE, SUFFOCATION, PIG DESTROYER) and comes in a sublime digipak. In addition, it contains three extra tracks and four ...

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THE HIDDEN HAND Recording New Material

THE HIDDEN HAND, the band featuring hard rock guitar legend Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN), are reportedly wrapping up recording on four new tracks this month with plans for a fall release through Southern Lord as part of a CD/DVD EP package which will also include live footage culled from the ...

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GORGOROTH: London Show Cancelled

According to a posting on the GORGOROTH web site, the promoters of the band's previously announced August 13 show in London have cancelled the gig "due to financial reasons." The group's next live appearance will take place on July 2 at the With Full Force festival in Leipzig, Germany. GORGOROTH recently spent time in the ...

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HIMSA Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Seatle's HIMSA have parted ways with guitarist Matt Wicklund and have replaced him with returning axeman Sammi Curr. Curr, a key member of the band for a number of years through the release of 2003's "Courting Tragedy and Disaster" album, will be back touring with the band on their Dirty Black Summer Tour beginning today ...

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THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX track, entitled "The Destroyer", is available for download from MeteorCity.com. "The Destroyer" comes off the group's just-released new album, "3", available on MeteorCity Records. THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX's first two albums and "Spit Blood" EP inspired a rabid worldwide fanbase, garnering nods from Fox Sports Net, Warren Haynes (GOVT. ...

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NEURAXIS: Recordings For 'Trilateral Progression' Complete

Montreal-based metallers NEURAXIS have finished recording their fourth album, "Trilateral Progression", with Yannick St Amand (DESPISED ICON). Mixing will be done by Jason Suecof (CAPHARNAUM, CROTCHDUSTER) and mastering will be handled by Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER). A September 13 release through Willowtip Records is expected. A European release will follow through Earache Records. A North ...

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HIMSA Finish Recording New Album

Seatle's HIMSA have returned home from a month in Denmark at Antfarm Studios, where the band recorded their new album, "Hail Horror", with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN). Artwork is being done by Stephen Kasner (INTEGRITY, TREPHINE) and is expected to be finalized this week. Songtitles include include "I, Possession", "They Speak ...

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KISS ARMY's 30th Anniversary To Be Celebrated In Norway

KISS fans and KISS merchandise dealers from the whole world are invited when KISS Army Norway celebrate the most dedicated fans in the world; the KISS Army! Come to Oslo, experience a full-scale KISS Expo as well as a KISS rock festival that will showcase some of the chart-topping and award-winning bands that recorded a ...

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WITCHCRAFT To Release New Album In July

Candlelight Records with Rise Above Records are gearing up for a hot summer with the release of the new album from WITCHCRAFT. Titled "Firewood", the album will hit stores nationwide on July 26. The band is expected to premiere material from the album at this weekend's Emissions of the Monolith festival, where the band will ...

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EXHUMED Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Californian gore-metallers EXHUMED have parted ways with longtime guitarist Mike Beams. "Mike felt that he had burnt himself out on EXHUMED through all the touring and everything and just wasn't really motivated to continue on and give 110 percent the way that he had in the past," stated band founder Matt Harvey. Beams' decision to ...

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HIMSA Enter Studio, Line Up Headline Tour

HIMSA have entered AntFarm Studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN) to record "Hail Horror", the follow-up to their thrashterpiece, "Courting Tragedy and Disaster". Titles include "I, Possession", "They Speak In Swarms", "Wolf Child", "Seminal", "Calling In Silent", "Sleaze Evil" and "The Destroyer", which has recently been a mainstay at ...

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CENTINEX: 'World Declension' Release Date Announced

Sweden's CENTINEX will release their new album, "World Declension", on June 27 via Cold/Regain Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Decadence - Prophecies of Cosmic Chaos", "World Declension" was recorded at Black Lounge studios and will be released in North America via Candlelight Records USA. "World Declension" track listing: Chapter I - "Visions Of Armageddon" 01. ...

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CENTINEX: 'World Declension' Due In June

Sweden's CENTINEX have finished mastering their new album, "World Declension", due late June via Cold/Regain Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Decadence - Prophecies of Cosmic Chaos", "World Declension" was recorded at Black Lounge studios and will be released in North America via Candlelight Records USA. "World Declension" track listing: Chapter I - "Visions Of Armageddon" ...

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GORGOROTH: More Tour Dates Announced

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have lined up the following dates during the coming months: May 14 - C4 - Islikon, SWI May 16 - Hulen - Bergen, NOR Jul. 02 - With Full Force Festival - Leipzig, GER Aug. 13 - Underworld - London, UK GORGOROTH recently spent time in the studio recording their new ...

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CENTINEX: 'World Declension' Track Listing Revealed

Sweden's CENTINEX have finalized the track listing for their new album, "World Declension", due later in the year via Cold/Regain Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Decadence - Prophecies of Cosmic Chaos", "World Declension" was recorded at Black Lounge studios and will be released in North America via Candlelight Records USA. "World Declension" track listing: 01. ...

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