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HATESPHERE: Photos Of New Lineup Available

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have posted photos of their new lineup on their official web site (scroll down). HATESPHERE recently parted ways with guitarist Henrik Jacobsen and replaced him with Jakob Nyholm from fellow Danish metallers DAWN OF DEMISE and KOLDBORN. "We have known Jakob for a long time, and we are looking forward ...

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HATESPHERE Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have posted the following message on their official web site: "Heinz [Henrik Jacobsen; guitar] is no longer part of HATESPHERE. The decision was made long time ago, and we have therefore known it for a long time. There is no bad blood in the split — Heinz simply doesn't like the touring ...

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VADER: 'Sword Of The Witcher' Clip To Premiere This Week

Polish death metal veterans VADER have issued the following update: "The newest VADER DVD, entitled 'And the Blood Was Shed in Warsaw', will be released as planned, on October 8th! Among other features it will also contain a special bonus video clip for a very special song entitled 'Sword of the Witcher' which was recorded ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD Announces U.K. Dates

Canadian battle metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have confirmed their return to the U.K. in November, supporting latest record "Fire Up The Blades". The band has been on the road all summer across the USA on the Ozzfest tour and is about to embark on dates with LAMB OF GOD, BEHEMOTH, DIVINE HERESY, and SHADOWS ...

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KATAKLYSM Guitarist/Producer Offers New Album Update

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM recently entered the studio with producer/guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais to begin recording their new album, "Prevail". The recording process will last five weeks, with vocalist Maurizio Iacono scheduled to record his vocals in September. Commented Dagenais: "I'm happy to say that we are just about done tracking drums for 'Prevail'. I'm so ...

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Guitarist STEVE SMYTH Parts Ways With NEVERMORE

Guitarist Steve Smyth has officially parted ways with NEVERMORE, citing personal and business differences. "All things find their end eventually, and at this time I wish to make it clear that this was mutually agreed between the band and myself," Steve said in a statement. "I will continue on with other aspects of my music ...

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BEHEMOTH To Play First At OZZFEST In West Palm Beach

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will play first on the Ozzfest second stage on Thursday, August 30 at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida (the final show of the Ozzfest 2007 tour) due to the fact that they have to catch a flight back to Poland later that same day. Doors open at ...

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BEHEMOTH: 'The Making Of Prometherion Video' Posted Online

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have completed their new video for the track "Prometherion", shot by acclaimed director Soren (ALL THAT REMAINS, UNEARTH). The clip is a frenetic, savage performance based video that perfectly showcases the band's unrelenting energy and uncompromising vision. An exclusive look into the making of the video and as to what insanity ...

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CHIODOS To Release 'Bone Palace Ballet' Next Month

Equal Vision recording artists CHIODOS are primed up and ready to deliver "Bone Palace Ballet", the follow-up to their critically and commercially-hailed debut "All's Well that Ends Well". Set for release on September 4, 2007, the new album takes CHIODOS into new and uncharted territory, with a legion of fans following very close behind. Sales ...

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VADER: 'And Blood Was Shed In Warsaw' DVD Details Revealed

Polish death metallers VADER will release their third DVD in October via Metal Mind Productions. Entitled "And Blood Was Shed In Warsaw", the DVD will feature footage from the band's February 12, 2007 concert at Stodola Club in Waraw, documenting the final stop of the group's tour in support of their latest album, "Impressions in ...

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AS I LAY DYING Drummer Discusses New Album

Brian Sweeney of Blistering recently conducted an interview with AS I LAY DYING drummer Jordan Mancino. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Blistering: Tell me about the new album. Jordan Mancino: It's more of a diverse album in terms of style of songs than we've ever done. We were able to spend ...

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ANKLA Bassist Checks In From OZZFEST

ANKLA, the Los Angeles-based band led by former PUYA guitarist Ramón Ortíz, is currently touring the U.S. as part of Ozzfest 2007 alongside OZZY OSBOURNE, STATIC-X, LAMB OF GOD, LORDI, HATEBREED and BEHEMOTH, among others. The group's bassist, Tony Castaneda, has issued the following update from the road: "To tour the Ozzfest in a passenger ...

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JOB FOR A COWBOY: New Live Footage Available

MetalKult.com has posted live footage of JOB FOR A COWBOY performing the song "Embedded" from the band's Metal Blade debut, "Genesis". The video was filmed in New York City on April 29, 2007, while JOB FOR A COWBOY was in the city in support of CANNIBAL CORPSE, BEHEMOTH and THE RED CHORD. To see this ...

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Metal Blade All-Stars Compete In 'Guitar Hero'; Video Available

Metal Injection, the metal-video-on-demand network, has revealed its biggest event of the summer, the "Guitar Hero Gauntlet Metal Blade All-Stars Edition". Shot in Worcester, MA, during the Metal Blade 25th Anniversary show, the clip features guitarists from four of the biggest bands in Metal Blade history as they come together to battle it out, the ...

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The Apostasy - BEHEMOTH

It's been a great year for death metal. Every time I turn around it seems I'm hearing/reviewing a new death opus, whether it be new albums from VOMITORY, NILE, MALEVOLENT CREATION, or VITAL REMAINS. With much anticipation, the Polish death metal kings (well, along with VADER) recently released "The Apostasy", yet another strong death metal ...

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JOB FOR A COWBOY, BEHEMOTH To Team Up For Fall Tour

Arizona's JOB FOR A COWBOY and Poland's BEHEMOTH will team up for a North American tour in the fall. So far only one date has been released: October 28 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. JOB FOR A COWBOY was named "Best Underground Band" at the 2007 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. ...

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