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Under the Red Cloud - AMORPHIS

If there's one band that has run a confusing though prolific course, it's AMORPHIS. You're either down with the stylistic changes they've made since "The Karelian Isthmus" and "Tales from the Thousand Lakes" (by many fans' counts, the band's best works) or you're not. AMORPHIS has proven to be a fearless group; one that has ...

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Audio: PHILIP ANSELMO Joins Forces With CHILD BITE For Cover Version Of CELTIC FROST's 'The Usurper'

Next month, Corpse Flower Records will unveil "Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost", a maniacal 12-inch compilation featuring the likes of PERSEKUTOR, ACID WITCH, TEMPLE OF VOID, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HAYWARD featuring Scott Kelly and Jason Roeder of NEUROSIS, EVOKEN and COFFIN'S SLAVE featuring Scott Carlson of REPULSION all paying tribute to one of extreme ...

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SATYRICON To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of 'Nemesis Divina' In 2016

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will revisit the album that raised them from underground heroes to bold contenders on the world stage… the timeless and towering "Nemesis Divina". SATYRICON will return in 2016 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this seminal masterpiece, with a never-to-be-repeated series of exclusive European shows, wherein the Norwegian trailblazers will perform ...

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SEVEN WITCHES To Release 'The Way Of The Wicked' Album In September

Led by guitarist Jack Frost (SAVATAGE, BELLADONNA, THE BRONX CASKET CO., METALIUM, SPEEED), SEVEN WITCHES has been one of America's best classic '80s-inspired metal bands — specializing in American traditional power metal, reminiscent of bands such as HELSTAR, MANOWAR and METAL CHURCH. And on September 18, the group will issue its latest album, "The Way ...

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SATYRICON's Next Album Will Be 'Really Different From Anything We've Done,' Says Drummer FROST

On June 19, Carmziofa of United Rock Nations conducted an interview with drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON at Hellfest in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if SATYRICON's forthcoming follow-up to 2013's "Satyricon" album will be different from the band's previous output, Frost responded: "Those ...

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Mindloss/Demos reissue - GOREFEST

Metal Mind's on another gold disc reissue tear: keep your eyes peeled upon this label's release lists. Currently they're pushing back catalog releases of PRIMAL FEAR, MNEMIC and defunct Dutch death-metal masters GOREFEST. Metal Mind offers a lot of double-album packages, including BENEDICTION. GOREFEST is getting the royal treatment with the re-release of "La Muerte" ...

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Video: TRIPTYKON Performs At MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Fan-filmed video footage of TRIPTYKON performing the song "Tree Of Suffocating Souls" on May 23 at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, Maryland can be seen below. TRIPTYKON's second album, "Melana Chasmata", was released on April 15, 2014 (one day earlier internationally). The CD was made available through a collaboration between TRIPTYKON's own label, Prowling Death Records ...

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SATYRICON Has Written 'A Lot Of New Material' For Next Studio Album, Says Drummer FROST

Metal Sickness conducted an interview with drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON on April 5 at Le Métaphone in Oignies, France. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether SATYRICON has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2013's "Satyricon": ...

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Rock Author MICK WALL Issues Challenge To AXL ROSE

Renowned biographer Mick Wall, journalist for many music publications since the 1980s and the author of acclaimed biographies of LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH, METALLICA, AC/DC and THE DOORS, among other bands, has issued an open invitation to GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose to a sit-down to address the feud that has existed between them ...

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SATYRICON's FROST: 'I Never Try To Copy Anyone'

Alexander Pallis and Micheal J. Coyle of Metal Temple conducted an interview with drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON when the band played at Sound Control in Manchester, England on April 7. You can now watch the chat below. Asked where he finds the inspiration to continue playing music more than twenty ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD Mixing Third Album

DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, is mixing its third album, "Dominion", for a tentative early 2016 release. Peterson told "Robb's Metalworks" about the CD: "It's gonna be really killer. I'm excited about that." The new DRAGONLORD CD will feature the drumming of Alex Bent from DECREPIT BIRTH. Eric ...

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SATYRICON's FROST: 'If You're Too Pretentious, Then You Can Easily End Up Looking Like A Silly Clown'

In a brand new interview with Stereoboard.com, drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON spoke about whether black metal bands sometimes take themselves too seriously. "I think it's not necessarily wrong to take yourself seriously, but I think it feels a bit foul when people get too pretentious and don't realize ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

SEVEN WITCHES is putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2013's "Rebirth", tentatively titled "The Way Of The Wicked". The new CD is being mixed by Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, ARMORED SAINT, MOTOR SISTER) and will be distributed by ILS/Caroline in the U.S. SEVEN WITCHES leader Jack Frost says: "I pushed myself harder than ...

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In Times - ENSLAVED

Because of the blunt extremity of their music, ENSLAVED may not always get the widespread attention of IRON MAIDEN or MASTODON, who have both conjured more than one masterpiece in their esteemed careers. Most ENSLAVED fans would have no qualms in saying "Below the Lights" and "Isa" are inarguable masterpieces, like OPETH (for all intents ...

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AMORPHIS To Begin Recording New Album In April

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have started the year off by demoing songs for their upcoming twelfth studio album, due out in September. The band will start pre­production this March in Helsinki with producer Jens Bogren. The CD recordings will begin in April at Bogren's Fascination Street Studio in Sweden. The lyrics are written ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Joins Forces With CHILD BITE For Cover Version Of CELTIC FROST's 'The Usurper'

Detroit punk/metal/noise rock misfits CHILD BITE have been holed up in their den of iniquity penning new tunes for their as-yet-untitled new full-length, to be recorded by Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN) at his famed Nodferatu's Lair. The record serves as the follow-up to last year's "Strange Waste" EP, released via Anselmo's Housecore Records. Comments ...

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The Killer Instinct - BLACK STAR RIDERS

Bombshell covers are suddenly the rage in comic books and now hard rock albums. 2012 saw four members of THIN LIZZY (Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson and Marco Mendoza) come together with former MEGADETH and ALICE COOPER drummer Jimmy DeGrasso. On that merit alone, BLACK STAR RIDERS sparked an immediate buzz. Now in place ...

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