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PSYCROPTIC Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Acclaimed Tasmanian extreme metallists PSYCROPTIC have inked a deal with Prosthetic Records. The band's new self-titled album will be released in the spring. A track from the upcoming CD, "Echoes To Come", will be available across all digital platforms next Tuesday, November 4. PSYCROPTIC commented: "We're very happy to finally announce the signing to Prosthetic ...

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TROUBLE, CROWBAR, Ex-DEICIDE/OBITUARY Members Join Forces In DEVIL'S HIGHWAY

DEVIL'S HIGHWAY, the new "supergroup" featuring vocalist Kyle Thomas (TROUBLE, EXHORDER), Ralph Santolla (DEICIDE, OBITUARY, DEATH), Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS), guitarist Matt Brunson (CROWBAR, KINGDOM OF SORROW) and Tony Laureano (DIMMU BORGIR, NILE), has begun recording its debut album at Vulture Lounge in Tampa, Florida and DDT Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana. Santolla is handling ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman's WARFATHER Performs Live For First Time (Video)

WARFATHER, the new project fronted by ex-MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker (now playing guitar and singing), made its live debut on July 18 at Valhalla in Muncie, Indiana. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. WARFATHER's debut album, "Orchestrating The Apocalypse", was released on January 21 via Greyhaze Records. WARFATHER was initially ...

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NILE's GEORGE KOLLIAS: Drum-Cam Footage From Montreal

Drum-cam footage of NILE's George Kollias performing the song "The Inevitable Degradation Of Flesh" during the band's April 21 concert at Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. In a recent interview with the Syracuse Music Examiner, NILE's Karl Sanders stated about the band's plans for a new CD: "Actually we are ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE's 'Reforging The Crown' Video Premiere

"Reforging The Crown", the new video from Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Regicide", which was released on May 13 via Prosthetic Records. The CD features cover artwork (seen below) by Gyula Havancsák (ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION, GRAVE DIGGER) which, like the album, revolves ...

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HEARTIST: New Song 'Skeletons' Available For Streaming

"Skeletons", a new song from Southern California's HEARTIST, can be streamed below. The track is taken from from the band's debut full-length album, produced by David Bendeth (PARAMORE, OF MICE & MEN, BRING ME THE HORIZON), which will be out later this summer via Roadrunner Records. HEARTIST spent the majority of 2013 grinding it out ...

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DEATH: Entire 'Leprosy' Reissue Available For Streaming

The fifth installment in Relapse's exhaustive reissue campaign of DEATH's immensely influential catalog is "Leprosy", the band's titanic second album. Originally released in 1988 the pioneering LP built upon the thrash sounds of METALLICA and SLAYER but added a previously unheard level of raw extremity. These songs are the roots of an entire genre: death ...

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HEARTIST: 'Pressure Point' Video Released

"Pressure Point", the new video from Southern California's HEARTIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from from the band's debut full-length album, produced by David Bendeth (PARAMORE, OF MICE & MEN, BRING ME THE HORIZON), which will be out later this summer via Roadrunner Records. A second new track titled "Skeletons" will arrive ...

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GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS Debut Album To Feature Guest Solos From JEFF LOOMIS, CHRIS CAFFERY

Jeff Loomis (NEVERMORE, CONQUERING DYSTOPIA), Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY), Mattias "IA" Eklundh (FREAK KITCHEN), Rusty Cooley (OUTWORLD, DAY OF RECKONING) and Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) will contribute guest guitar solos to the upcoming debut album from GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS, the new progressive metal band formed by lead guitarist Matt Wicklund (GOD FORBID, HIMSA, WARREL ...

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MELECHESH Announces New Drummer

Mesopotamian kings of blackened thrash metal MELECHESH have announced the addition of drummer Sasha Horn to the group's ranks. Commented MELECHESH mainman, songwriter, singer and guitarist Ashmedi: "After a lengthy search, MELECHESH are proud to announce the inclusion of new drummer Sasha 'Sin' Horn. Sin as in the Mesopotamian moon god. He will be appearing ...

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DEATH's 'Leprosy' Album To Be Reissued With Bonus Material

The fifth installment in Relapse's exhaustive reissue campaign of DEATH's immensely influential catalog is "Leprosy", the band's titanic second album. Originally released in 1988 the pioneering LP built upon the thrash sounds of METALLICA and SLAYER but added a previously unheard level of raw extremity. These songs are the roots of an entire genre: death ...

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NILE's GEORGE KOLLIAS Announces First-Ever Los Angeles Drum Camp

World-renowned heavy metal drummer, educator and instructional DVD creator George Kollias (NILE) debuts his first-ever drum camp May 15–18 at the Hilton Woodland Hills, located at 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills, California. Produced by MUSO Entertainment, Kollias' three-day drum camp offers a limited number of students the chance to play with and learn from one ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE: 'Regicide' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE have unveiled a lyric video for "Resurgence Of The Empire", a new song from the group's upcoming album "Regicide". Check it out below. Due May 13 in North America and May 12 in Europe, "Regicide" features cover artwork (seen below) by Gyula Havancsák (ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION, GRAVE DIGGER) which, like ...

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