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DECAPITATED Guitarist Remembers Late Brother

Anthony Morgan of Metal Forces recently conducted an interview with DECAPITATED guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On the style of new DECAPITATED album, "Anticult": Vogg: "We thought the album should be a very extreme metal album, but at the same time with lots of melodies ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Completes Work On New Album, Announces U.S. Tour

Florida death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE have completed work on their new album, due this fall via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2014's "A Skeletal Domain" was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Saint Petersburg, Florida with producer/engineer Erik Rutan (SOILENT GREEN, BELPHEGOR, HATE ETERNAL), who previously worked with CANNIBAL CORPSE on 2006's "Kill", ...

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FALLUJAH Parts Ways With Singer ALEX HOFMANN

Progressive death metallers FALLUJAH have announced the departure of their vocalist Alex Hofmann. The band said in a statement: "A decade-long journey has just ended for one of our founding members, and now he begins a new path separate from our own. His dedication and creativity have been a vital part of FALLUJAH for the ...

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NILE Taps Producer ERIK RUTAN For Next Album

South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE have written five songs so far for the follow-up to 2015's "What Should Not Be Unearthed" album. The upcoming effort, which is tentatively due in early 2018, will mark NILE's first release with new guitarist/vocalist Brian Kingsland, who replaced Dallas Toler-Wade earlier in the year. Speaking to Metal ...

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...Of the Dark Light - SUFFOCATION

SUFFOCATION broke ground with its absolutely gargantuan early material. A progenitor of technical death metal, the group's competition has become as stiff as a corpse in the years since then. Bands as varied as CRYPTOPSY, OBSCURA and NECROPHAGIST have pushed the envelope in their own respective ways, but the New York group has remained relevant ...

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TOMBS To Release 'The Grand Annihilation' Album In June

Brooklyn's TOMBS will release its fourth full-length, "The Grand Annihilation", on June 16 via Metal Blade Records. Produced once again by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, SOILENT GREEN, BELPHEGOR, HATE ETERNAL), the disc remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007's self-titled EP, while also being their most ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE 'Ignored The Fear Of People Potentially Not Liking' Band's New Album

TheMetalTris recently conducted an interview with guitarist Mark Heylmun of California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about SUICIDE SILENCE's more experimental songwriting approach on the band's latest, self-titled album, Mark said: "For the most part, I would think that most bands, when you start — and this is ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Calls It Quits

Dutch old-school death metallers HAIL OF BULLETS have officially called it quits. The band wrote in a statement on Facebook: "With sadness in our hearts, we hereby inform you that we have decided to pull the plug on HAIL OF BULLETS. The patient had been suffering from illness for a few years already. We thought ...

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DEICIDE Announces May 2017 U.S. Tour Dates

Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE will embark on a short U.S. tour in May. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 19 - Miami, FL - Churchill's Pub May 20 - Panama City, FL - Dungeon Tavern May 21 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl May 22 - Baltimore, MD - Sparta Inn May 23 - ...

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Former CANNIBAL CORPSE Guitarist JACK OWEN Joins SIX FEET UNDER

SIX FEET UNDER, the Florida-based death metal band fronted by ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE singer Chris Barnes, has announced the addition of former CANNIBAL CORPSE and DEICIDE guitarist Jack Owen to the group's ranks. Barnes comments: "It is with great pleasure that I announce and introduce to you our new second guitarist, Jack Owen. "As you all ...

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Extinct Monster Worm Named After CANNIBAL CORPSE Bassist

In a new study published in Scientific Reports ("Earth's Oldest 'Bobbit Worm' – Gigantism In A Devonian Eunicidan Polychaete") by Mats E. Eriksson of Lund University, Sweden, Luke A. Parry of Bristol University, U.K., and David M. Rudkin of Royal Ontario Museum, Canada, an extraordinary new species of polychaetes (bristle worms; the marine relatives of ...

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Video Premiere: OVERKILL's 'Goddamn Trouble'

"Goddamn Trouble", the new video from New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Kevin Custer and edited by Denise Korycki at Wild Wind Productions (CANNIBAL CORPSE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE). Commented OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "We hooked up again with Kevin Custer, the director behind the videos 'Armorist', ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Honored At Denmark's STEPPEULVEN Awards

Danish heavy metal legends MERCYFUL FATE were honored with the "Pioneer Prize" (Pionerprisen) at this year's Steppeulven, an annual award ceremony established by the Foreningen Af Danske Musikkritikere (Association Of Danish Music Critics), on January 28 at Bremen Teater in Copenhagen, Denmark. Accepting the award at the event were original MERCYFUL FATE members Hank Shermann, ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR To Make Its Live Debut In New Orleans

SCOUR, the new extreme metal "supergroup" featuring Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) alongside members of CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIG DESTROYER, will make its live debut on February 19 at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Feb. 19 - New Orleans, Lousiana - One Eyed Jacks ...

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KING DIAMOND To Headline This Year's PSYCHO LAS VEGAS

Psycho Las Vegas 2017 — set to take place from August 18 through August 20 at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada — confirms KING DIAMOND as the festival's grand headliner! 2017 marks thirty years since the release of KING DIAMOND's landmark "Abigail" release. King's appearance at Psycho will ...

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See Six Pages From SLAYER's Bloody First Comic Book

Legendary heavy metal band SLAYER has teamed up with "Metalocalypse" writer Jon Schnepp and "Twilight Zone" artist Guiu Vilanova for a three-issue Dark Horse Comics series, "Slayer: Repentless", with covers by Eisner Award-winning British comics artist Glenn Fabry. The first issue, with a variant cover by Eric Powell ("The Goon", "Hillbilly"), is scheduled for release ...

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MORBID ANGEL Recruits ANNIHILATED Drummer

Death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL have recruited Scott Fuller (ANNIHILATED) to play drums on their new album. The disc is currently being recorded at Mana Recording in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer — and former MORBID ANGEL guitarist — Erik Rutan for a mid-2017 release via UDR Music. MORBID ANGEL guitarist Trey Azagthoth (pictured) wrote ...

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