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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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DESPISED ICON Begins Recording New Album

Singer Alex Erian of the Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We've been in the studio [recording our new album] for about two weeks now. The drums were recorded with a click track/metronome and the result is tight as fuck. Seriously, some of the parts ...

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STATIC-X: Release Date, Track Listing Revealed

STATIC-X will release its new album, "Cannibal", on April 3. The track listing is as follows: 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 11. Goat 12. Team Hate "If you want a taste of the musical ...

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MOONSPELL: 'Memorial' Certified Gold In Portugal

MOONSPELL's "Memorial" has been certifield gold in the band's home country of Portugal for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. This is the first time a Portuguese metal band has ever received this award. As previously reported, MOONSPELL made yet another appearance on Portuguese national TV (RTP1) recently when they performed a reworked version of ...

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RAVENCULT Signs With DARK ESSENCE RECORDS

Greek black metal band RAVENCULT has inked a deal with Dark Essence Records. The group's debut album, "Temples of Torment", will contain "wicked, raw, grim and cold black metal," according to a posting on the Dark Essence web site. The cover artwork was handled by Stephen O'Malley (SUNN O))), KHANATE). A March 26 release is ...

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BRUJERIA Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

Extreme metallers BRUJERIA have been confirmed for the Hellfest summer open-air 2007 festival, set to take place June 22-24 in Clisson, France. BRUJERIA is scheduled to perform on June 23. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 BEHEMOTH BLIND GUARDIAN BRUJERIA CANNIBAL CORPSE EPHEL DUATH HATEBREED IMMORTAL KICKBACK MOHO NAPALM ...

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WYKKED WYTCH: Debut Live Appearance Of 2007 Announced

Florida's WYKKED WYTCH will make its debut live appearance of 2007 at Churchill's Pub in Miami, FL on Saturday, January 13. As previously reported, WYKKED WYTCH has dropped off the upcoming No Mercy Festivals 2007 tour, which is set to feature MOONSPELL, NAPALM DEATH, BEHEMOTH, DEW-SCENTED and ROOT. WYKKED WYTCH entered Redroom Recorders studio in ...

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DESPISED ICON Begins Recording New Album, Prepares To Hit The Road

Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has entered the studio to start laying down tracks for its third full-length album, tentatively due late spring/early summer via Century Media Records. The CD is being produced by the group's former guitarist, Yannick St-Amand, and will be mixed by Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, MEGADETH) at his Backstage Studios ...

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BEHEMOTH: Drum Tracks For New Album Completed; Video Available

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH are currently hard at work in the studio tracking their much-anticipated new album, "The Apostasy", which is currently set for a summer release. 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. Nergal checks ...

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THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT Confirmed For Holland's BAGGERFEST

Dutch death metallers THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT have been confirmed for the Baggerfest, set to take place March 30, 2007 at Lucky in Rijssen (close to the German border), Holland. Also scheduled to appear are SUFFOCATION, ENSIFERUM and GODDESS OF DESIRE. In other news, THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT has been added to the billing of the No ...

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MOONSPELL Performs On Portuguese Puppet TV Show; Video Available

MOONSPELL made yet another appearance on Portuguese national TV (RTP1) recently when they performed a reworked version of their song "Luna" to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the popular "Contra-Informacão" show (a program where public figures of the Portuguese society are sarcastically portrayed in puppets, with dialogue commenting the daily happenings and news). MOONSPELL can ...

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OBITUARY Added To Benelux Dates On NO MERCY FESTIVALS Tour

Legendary Florida-based death metallers OBITUARY have been added to the Benelux dates on the No Mercy Festivals 2007 tour featuring MOONSPELL, NAPALM DEATH, BEHEMOTH, DEW-SCENTED and ROOT: Apr. 08 - Hof ter Loo - Antwerpen, BEL Apr. 09 - 013 - Tilburg, NETH As previously reported, OBITUARY has posted its video for the song "On ...

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DESPISED ICON Parts Ways With Guitarist, Seeks Replacement

Singer Alex Erian of the Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Some great and bad news to report. First, we'll start off with the good. We have our first European tour finally confirmed in March and April with UNEARTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY and DAATH. ...

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DIABOLIC: Lineup Changes Announced

Florida-based death metallers DIABOLIC have issued the following update: "Due to personal reasons Kelly [McLauchlin, guitar] and Jesse [Jolly, bass/vocals] have decided to leave DIABOLIC. Kelly has a job working 60 hours a week and Jesse is in three other bands (CRIMSON MASSACRE, LULL ME TO LARVAE, AFTER DEATH and PROMETHEAN HORDE). "DIABOLIC would like ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Pulls Out Of NO MERCY FESTIVALS European Tour

Florida's WYKKED WYTCH has dropped off the upcoming No Mercy Festivals 2007 tour, which is set to feature MOONSPELL, NAPALM DEATH, BEHEMOTH, DEW-SCENTED and ROOT. WYKKED WYTCH entered Redroom Recorders studio in Tampa, FL in May with engineer Mark Prator to begin recording its fourth album, "Memories of a Dying Whore", tentatively due next spring. ...

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