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HOUR OF PENANCE To Release 'Regicide' In May

Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE have set "Regicide" (a word defined as the act of the killing of a monarch) as the title of their new album, due on May 13 (one day earlier internationally) via Prosthetic Records. Says HOUR OF PENANCE guitarist Paolo Pieri: "'Regicide' revolves around the themes of destruction and rebirth ...

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THE AMITY AFFLICTION: Footage From The Studio

Australian post-hardcore/metalcore band THE AMITY AFFLICTION entered the studio last month to begin recording its fourth studio album, the follow-up to 2012's "Chasing Ghosts", which debuted at No. 1 on the Australian chart and was certified gold in the group's home country. THE AMITY AFFLICTION has since posted two studio diaries on the progress of ...

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GORY BLISTER Signs With SLIPTRICK RECORDS

Italian technical death metallers GORY BLISTER have inked a deal with Sliptrick Records for the release of their fifth studio album. Tentatively due this spring, the will be mastered by Q Point in Hilversum, The Netherlands. According to a press release, GORY BLISTER's new songs feature the band's "classic" style, but with a "darker" and ...

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MORBID ANGEL's TIM YEUNG Talks To DDRUM At NAMM (Video)

ddrum conducted an interview with Tim Yeung of MORBID ANGEL at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. In a recent interview with Invisible Oranges, MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist David Vincent stated about how ...

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NILE's KARL SANDERS Interviewed AT DEAN Booth At NAMM (Video)

Dean Guitars conducted an interview with Karl Sanders of South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which took place January 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. NILE will tour the United States once again this ...

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LOST SOUL Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Polish "extreme death/black" metal band LOST SOUL is mixing its new album, "Atlantis - The New Beginning", at Sound Division Studios with Arek "Malta" Malczewski for a summer release via an as-yet-undisclosed label. The CD will contain ten new songs on the standard edition and three bonus tracks on the special edition. Comments LOST SOUL's ...

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MORBID ANGEL's VINCENT Says Level Of Enthusiasm For 'Covenant' Anniversary Tour 'Has Been Off The Chart'

Chris Loomis of SoCalMusicToday.com recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist David Vincent of Florida death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. SoCalMusicToday.com: You are currently about three quarters of the way through the 20th-anniversary tour celebrating the release of 1993's "Covenant" album, which you are playing ...

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AURORA BOREALIS Signs With XTREEM MUSIC

Maryland-based death/black metallers AURORA BOREALIS have inked a deal with Xtreem Music. The band's new album, "Worldshapers", will be released on March 1, 2014. Formed in 1994 by mainman Ron Vento, AURORA BOREALIS has been developing its unique brand of brutal, fast and technical-yet-melodic death metal with adequate doses of black metal. One of the ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS, ICED EARTH, SABATON, REVAMP Confirmed For NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL

Worcester, Massachusetts-based concert promotions company MassConcerts will again host the annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in April 2014. Slated for April 17-19, the 2014 installment of the massive New England Metal & Hardcore Festival gathering will mark its sixteenth year. Since 1999, the multiple-day festival has been attracting dozens of bands and thousands ...

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HYPOCRISY Bassist Sitting Out European Tour

For "personal reasons," bassist Mikael Hedlund of Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY is sitting out the band's current European tour with HEAVEN SHALL BURN. Filling in for him is André Skaug of CLAWFINGER. HYPOCRISY was forced to cancel its North American tour earlier in the year due to reasons beyond the group's control. The bandmembers had ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman's WARFATHER To Release Debut Album In January

After months of secrecy spent in the crypts finalizing the details on their debut recordings, death metal horde WARFATHER finally declares its battle plans. The new full-time project fronted by ex-MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, WARFATHER was initially announced in mid-2012, but has remained otherwise virtually a mystery until now. As the finishing touches are ...

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Smell Like L.A. GUNS Singer PHIL LEWIS

Gypsy is the new custom fragrance created by L.A. GUNS vocalist Philip Lewis using the finest essential oils from around the world. Holy frankincense from the East, refreshing California citrus, and Egyptian patchouli from the mouth of the river Nile are combined to form a unique and distinctive scent for men or women with gypsy ...

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HYPOCRISY Interviewed BY Moshpit.ru (Video)

Peter Tägtgren and Mikael Hedlund of Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY were interviewed by Moshpit.ru when the band performed in Kiev, Ukraine on September 19. You can now watch the chat below. HYPOCRISY was forced to cancel its previously announced North American tour earlier in the year due to reasons beyond the group's control. The bandmembers ...

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LECHEROUS NOCTURNE Signs With WILLOWTIP RECORDS

South Carolina-based extreme metallers LECHEROUS NOCTURNE have inked a deal with Willowtip Records. The band states: "We are excited to join this roster and eager to continue spreading our brand of metal upon the masses." LECHEROUS NOCTURNE's "Ouroboros Chains" video can be seen below. The track comes off the group's third album, "Behold Almighty Doctrine", ...

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Reign Though Immortality - ERIMHA

As the metal market slowly changes its tone, Victory Records takes a bold step out of their norm by signing Montreal black metal horde, ERIMHA. In three quick years, ERIMHA has built and rebuilt itself from a five-piece to a newly-shuffled foursome. Their second album "Reign Through Immortality" will be an instant grab for those ...

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The Fall of Omnius - NEPHREN-KA

It should be no surprise who French death grinders NEPHREN-KA emulates. Consider this group in the milling vein of NILE's debut album from which they derive their namesake, "Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka". Inspired by the same sandy wastelands as NILE, NEPHREN-KA doesn't consult ancient Sumerian scriptures on their debut full-length, "The Fall of Omnius". ...

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