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Blood of the Black Owl - BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL

Describing BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL's self-titled debut as "blackened doom" is not inaccurate but does not tell the whole story. With plenty of the suffocating heaviness of funeral doom, yet not reaching the muddy bottom of an act like CATABOMBS, and mining some of the same accents and majestic slivers of ASUNDER, this one-man ...

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DESPISED ICON: New Album Title Announced

The Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has set "The Ills of Modern Man" as the title of its highly anticipated sophomore album, due in Europe on May 21 via Century Media Records (one day later in North America). A brand new song off the upcoming CD, "In the Arms of Perdition", is available for streaming ...

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BEHEMOTH Begins Mixing 'The Apostasy'

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH have started mixing their new album, "The Apostasy", at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). Commented mainman Nergal: "Finally I made it to Sweden. I know, we owe you the new video report and some news but lately things were just insane ...

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DESPISED ICON: New Song Posted Online

The Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has made its new song "In the Arms of Perdition" available for streaming on its MySpace page. The group recently shot a video for the track with director Jean-Philippe Bernier. This clip is said to be "a stunning performance-based offering that puts emphasis on the band's frantic ...

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KING DIAMOND: New Album Release Dates Announced

KING DIAMOND's new album, "Gimme Your Soul ... Please", will be released in North America on June 26 via Metal Blade Records. Massacre Records will issue the album in Germany on June 29. "Gimme Your Soul … Please" track listing: 01. The Dead (King) 02. Never Ending Hill (Andy) 03. Is Anybody Here? (King) 04. ...

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DESPISED ICON Completes New Album, Shoots New Video

The Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON have completed work on their highly anticipated sophomore Century Media release with acclaimed producer/former guitarist Yannick St-Amand (BENEATH THE MASSACRE, ION DISSONANCE, NEURAXIS). The new effort was mixed by the renowned Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH) and is currently scheduled for a May 22 release. The group kicked off ...

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THE RED CHORD Confirms Dates With CANNIBAL CORPSE

Massachusetts-based metal/grind band THE RED CHORD has issued the following update: "Before we head over to Europe with FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW, we will be supporting CANNIBAL CORPSE for five days alongside our labelmates JOB FOR A COWBOY and PSYOPUS." The details are as follows: Apr. 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar Apr. 28 ...

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BEHEMOTH Putting Finishing Touches On 'The Apostasy'

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH are currently wrapping up the tenuous recording process for "The Apostasy", their most ambitious and epic offering yet. The new effort is being recorded in the band's hometown of Gdansk with Nergal (vocals, guitars) and longtime sound engineer Malta in the producers' chairs and is set for a late July ...

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DARK FUNERAL: More Tour Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have lined up the following tour dates: Apr. 07 - NOR - Oslo @ Inferno Festival Apr. 13 - RUS - St. Petersburg @ Port Club (w/ BELPHEGOR) Apr. 14 - RUS - Moscow @ Tochka Club (w/ BELPHEGOR) Apr. 26 - SE - Gates of Metalbåten - Silja Festival ...

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STATIC-X: Tour Dates Announced

California's STATIC-X has announced the following tour dates in support of its new album, "Cannibal": Mar. 30 – The Galaxy Theatre- Santa Ana, California Mar. 31 - Extreme Thing - Las Vegas, Nevada Apr. 01 - House Of Blues - San Diego, California Apr. 03 - Rialto - Tuscon, Arizona Apr. 04 - Marquee - ...

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Bosnia's TOXICDEATH Prepares To Record Sophomore Album

Bosnian tech-death metal act TOXICDEATH will enter the studio at the end of the month to record its second full-length album, entitled "Techniques of Darkness". A spring release through WalkRecords is expected. Commented guitarist/vocalist Nedzad Bibic: "I am really excited about this new stuff! It represents death metal in its purest form and since we ...

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BEHEMOTH To Play Israel In April

According to Metal Israel, Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH are scheduled to perform at the Theatre Club in Tel Aviv, Israel on April 21. BEHEMOTH is currently hard at work in the studio tracking its much-anticipated new album, "The Apostasy", which is set for a summer release. The new effort is being recorded ...

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DARK FUNERAL, ENSLAVED: Poughkeepsie Show Cancelled

DARK FUNERAL and ENSLAVED were forced to cancel their scheduled appearance at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York tonight (Saturday, February 3) after their tour bus broke down. Two two opening bands — one of them being ABIGAIL WILLIAMS — still performed, but to an almost empty venue. The Chance representatives apparently announced that the ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Auctioning Axe From 'Conquer All' Video

BEHEMOTH's Nergal is auctioning on eBay his six-string Flame guitar, model Signum Gothic Custom. Commented Nergal: "There's some history behind this guitar. I used it on 'Conquer All' video as well as during several shows on the Demigod tour (South American leg). Even though it was used in battle several times, this axe is in ...

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STATIC-X: New Album Cover Posted Online

The cover artwork for STATIC-X's new album, "Cannibal", has been posted online at this location. Due on April 3, the CD will feature the following track listing: 01. Cannibal 02. No Submission 03. Behemoth 04. Chemical Logic 05. Destroyer 06. Forty Ways 07. Chroma-matic 08. Cuts You Up 09. Reptile 10. Electric Pulse ...

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KING DIAMOND To Begin Mixing New Album In March

Vocalist King Diamond is currently writing lyrics to his band's as-yet-untitled 12th studio record, which he expects to begin mixing on March 5 in Dallas, Texas. If everything goes according to plan, the CD will be completed by April 1 for a tentative late summer release. Revolver magazine recently reported that KING DIAMOND's new album ...

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KREATOR, MAYHEM, EDGUY, ATHEIST, PAIN OF SALVATION Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

KREATOR, MAYHEM, EDGUY, PAIN OF SALVATION and ATHEIST are among the latest confirmed acts for this year's Hellfest festival, which is scheduled to place June 22-24 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: IMMORTAL KREATOR BLIND GUARDIAN THERION MAYHEM EDGUY HATEBREED CANNIBAL CORPSE NAPALM DEATH PAIN OF SALVATION CONVERGE BRUJERIA AMON ...

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