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HELL-BORN: New Song Posted Online

Polish black metallers HELL-BORN, featuring former members of BEHEMOTH and DAMNATION, will release their third full-length album, entitled "Cursed Infernal Steel", in February via Conquer Records. The CD was recorded at Hertz studio in Poland in February/March 2005 and contains 10 tracks of "pure old-school death metal hell!" according to a press release. A sample ...

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MORBID ANGEL Announce More U.S. Tour Dates

Long-running Floridian death metallers MORBID ANGEL, who once again feature in their ranks bassist/vocalist David Vicent, have added more dates to their Master Of Chaos Tour 2006. Support at all shows will come from BEHEMOTH, KRISIUN and DESPISED ICON. The schedule is shaping up as follows: Apr. 02 - Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale FL ...

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BEHEMOTH Mainman Comments On Australian Tour

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have just returned home from their first-ever trip to Australia. Organized by Aussie company Soundworks, this tour wraped up the 16-month touring cycle with 225 shows done in support of BEHEMOTH's last record, "Demigod". Commented mainman Nergal: "This tour was simply unreal! From day one we felt surprisingly comfortable… (I guess ...

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DARK FUNERAL: More European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced more dates for their upcoming European headlining tour, dubbed "Attera Orbis Terrarum Tour 2006", which is scheduled to kick off in late February. Confirmed dates are as follows: DARK FUNERAL, NAGLFAR + Special Guest Feb. 21 - Helsinki, FIN - Tavastia Feb. 22 - Jyväskylä, FIN - Lutakko ...

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Anaclasis: A Haunting Gospel of Malice & Hatred - HATE

HATE has always been overshadowed by Polish brethren VADER, BEHEMOTH, and DECAPITATED, especially in the States. Some of that I would assume had to do with labels that lacked the promotion muscle of a Metal Blade, Century Media, or Earache. Signing to a hard-working label like France's Listenable and releasing "Awakening of the Liar" in ...

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KRISIUN: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new KRISIUN track, entitled "Vicious Wrath", has been posted online at this location. The song comes off the Brazilian death metal outfit's upcoming album, "AssassiNation", due on February 21 via Century Media Records. A video for "Vicious Wrath" is part of three bonus enhancements to be found of the retail version of ...

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Brazil's KRISIUN Talk About Upcoming DVD Release

Brazilian extreme metallers KRISIUN have crafted not just a new album, "AssassiNation", but a full-length DVD, entitled "Live Armageddon", as well (both slated for a Feb. 21 North American release via Century Media). The band's first DVD, "Live Armageddon" documents their decimating stage performance. "It was the best concert footage we ever filmed," says guitarist ...

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SHATTERPOINT Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Brampton, Ontario-based heavy/thrash metal quartet SHATTERPOINT have inked a deal with Power Play Records. The band, who have established themselves as a dominant force in the Toronto metal scene and have played with such heavy hitters as AMON AMARTH and BEHEMOTH, are putting the final touches on their new full-length album, "Dead Precedence", with producer ...

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DISSECTION Announce New Album Title

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION have set "Reinkaos" as the title of their long-awaited third album, tentatively due this spring via the band's own label, Black Horizon Music. "The ritualistic and black magical work on 'Reinkaos', which has taken 11 years to conduct as well as 11 months in the recording studio, has in the ...

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ANGTORIA To Begin Recording Vocals Next Week

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), are currently working on their debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", for a tentative April 24, 2006 release via Listenable Records. Drums, bass and guitars ...

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DISSECTION: Stockholm Show Sold Out

According to a posting on DISSECTION's official web site, the reactivated Swedish death metallers' final Scandinavian show focusing solely on their old songs — which is scheduled to take place December 30 at Kolingsborg (The Shrine) in Stockholm, Sweden (with special guests BEHEMOTH) — is now officially sold out. "We are honored to see the ...

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HYPOCRISY Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Sweden's HYPOCRISY have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place March 10-11, 2006 at Nave Medina Elvira in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEHEMOTH BRAINSTORM CREMATORY GAMMA RAY HYPOCRISY IMPALED NAZARENE IN EXTREMO MASTERPLAN MOONSORROW NUCLEAR ...

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FEAR FACTORY Drummer To Hold Signing Sessions At NAMM

FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera will be doing autograph signings in the Zildjian booth on Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22 at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. The details are as follows: Company: Avedis Zildjian Company Booth: 2940 Location: Hall D www.zildjian.com/EN-US/home.ad2 The NAMM convention will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Summer Festival Appearances Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced the following festival appearances during 2006: Jun. 17 - Dornbirn, AUT - Metalliga Open Air Jul. 15 - Spital am Semmering, AUT - Kaltenbach Open Air Jul. 29 - Gernika, SPA - Metalway Festival Sep. 16 - Anröchte, GER - Braincrusher Festival A complete listing of upcoming DARK ...

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DARK FUNERAL: More European Dates Confirmed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced more dates for their upcoming European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late February. Confirmed dates are as follows: DARK FUNERAL w/ NAGLFAR Feb. 21 - Helsinki, FIN - Tavastia Feb. 22 - Jyväskylä, FIN - Lutakko DARK FUNERAL w/ NAGLFAR, ENDSTILLE Feb. 24 - ...

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VESANIA To Embark On EMPIRE INVASION Tour Of Poland

Polish black metal masters VESANIA, featuring Orion (BEHEMOTH) and Daray (VADER), will be teaming up with DIES IRAE, HERMH and CHAINSAW for the Empire Invasion tour of Poland beginning in early March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 05 - Torun. POL @ Od Nowa Mar. 06 - Warszawa. POL @ Progresja Mar. 07 - ...

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KRISIUN: 'AssassiNation' Gets A U.S. Release Date

Century Media Records has set a February 21, 2006 release date for the new album from Brazilian death metal outfit KRISIUN, entitled "AssassiNation". Also due on out the same day is KRISIUN's "Live Armageddon" DVD. After recording two albums in their native country, the trio went back to Stage One Studios in Bühne, Germany to ...

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More Musicians Pick Best Albums Of 2005

Roadrunner Records has posted a list of some of their artists' picks for the best albums of 2005. Check it out below: Acey Slade (MURDERDOLLS): 01. CHELSEA SMILES - Easy Ride EP 02. LARS FREDERICKSON AND THE BASTARDS - Viking 03. TURBONEGRO - Party Animals 04. SOCIAL DISTORTION - Sex, Love and Rock n' Roll ...

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BEHEMOTH Return Home After 11 Weeks On The Road

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have finally returned home after completing an 11-week North American trek consisting of 54 shows in both the U.S. (as part of Blackest of the Black tour) and Canada (where they headlined). This tour marked the longest the band had ever been away from their homes. Commented BEHEMOTH mainman Nergal: "We ...

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UNLEASHED Prepare To Record New Album

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED are in the final stages of pre-production for their new album and are slated to record the CD in January/February 2006 for a tentative summer release. In other news, UNLEASHED have confirmed the following festival appearances during 2006: Mar. 04 - Katowice, POL – Spodek (Metal Mania Festival) Jun. 16-17 ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Poland's METALMANIA 2006 Festival

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have been confirmed for the Metalmania 2006 festival, set to take place March 4, 2006 in Katowice, Poland. As previously reported, UNLEASHED filmed their entire performance at the Up From The Ground festival (August 26-27, 2005) for their upcoming full-length DVD, tentatively due next year. UNLEASHED had also shot their July ...

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NEVERMORE To Guest On KNAC.COM This Wednesday

Seattle's NEVERMORE will be appearing live online at KNAC.com at 4:30 p.m. EST / 1:30 p.m. PST on Wednesday, December 7. The band will be stopping by the KNAC studio before their headlining performance at The Century Family's Second Annual Christmas BallS, where they will for the first time in Hollywood perform material from 2005's ...

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