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BROKEN HOPE: 'Omen Of Disease' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Reformed Chicago death metallers BROKEN HOPE will release their sixth album, "Omen Of Disease", in October via Century Media Records. The drums for the CD were laid down at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer Chris Wisco (LAZARUS A.D., JUNGLE ROT, ORIGIN, GORGASM), while the remaining instruments were tracked at Mercenary Digital Studios ...

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FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY Signs With EONE MUSIC/GOOD FIGHT MUSIC

New Jersey-based death metallers FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have inked a deal with eOne Music/Good Fight Music. The band's new album, "Hellbound", will be released on September 10. Commented FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY guitarist Will Putney: "We're extremely happy to be working with eOne/GoodFight. I can remember buying MARTYR A.D. and FORTHELOVEOF CDs from [Good ...

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GRAVE: More 'Morbid Ascent' EP Details Revealed

Swedish death metal veterans GRAVE will release a new five-song EP, "Morbid Ascent", as a limited 12-inch MLP (with full-color, 180-gram vinyl and full-color inlay) as well as digital download. Both formats will be offered for a fan-friendly price. The digital download will be made available August 26. The vinyl version will be sold at ...

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The Last Spire - CATHEDRAL

Full disclosure: this writer believes CATHEDRAL's final studio recordings - collected on 2013's suitably named "The Last Spire" - arrive not a minute too soon, following a frequently dissatisfying, deeply inconsistent, even occasionally embarrassing series of LPs released by the storied British doom band over the past decade. But with "Spire", even these sporadic blunders ...

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DESOLATOR To Release Debut Album

Swedish old-school death metallers DESOLATOR will release their debut full-length album, "Unearthly Monument", on June 30 via Hellthrasher Productions. According to a press release, the CD consists of 12 tracks (including re-recorded versions of some of the band's earlier songs as well as several brand new pieces), presenting a new, individual take on the glory ...

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AUTOPSY: 'The Headless Ritual' Mini-Site Launched

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area gore grind act AUTOPSY will release its sixth studio opus of horror and all-out madness, "The Headless Ritual", on July 2 via Peaceville Records. The cover art for the CD was painted by none other than the legendary Joe Petagno (MOTÖRHEAD, MARDUK), and it's safe to say he has outdone ...

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AUTOPSY: New Song 'Arch Cadaver' Available For Streaming

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area gore grind act AUTOPSY will release its sixth studio opus of horror and all-out madness, "The Headless Ritual", on July 2 via Peaceville Records. The cover art for the CD was painted by none other than the legendary Joe Petagno (MOTÖRHEAD, MARDUK), and it's safe to say he has outdone ...

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HATE Bassist Suffered Cardiac Arrhythmia, Says Autopsy Report

Bassist Slawomir "Mortifer" Archangielskij of Polish extreme metallers HATE died in his sleep on April 6 after suffering from a cardiac arrhythmia. The 27-year-old suffered from an irregular heartbeat and died of natural causes, according to a posting on the band's Facebook page. The group adds: "It is also known that Slawek suffered from asthma ...

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HATE: Quality Video Footage Of One Of MORTIFER's Final Performances

Quality video footage of HATE's March 31 performance at Effenaar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands can be seen below (courtesy of "letthedeathmetalflow"). As previously reported, HATE bassist Slawomir "Mortifer" Archangielskij was found the night of April 5-6 near the German town of Munchberg. The remaining members of the band said: "After the show in Stuttgart, he ...

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HATE Bassist Found Dead; Band Cancels Remaining Shows

Polish extreme metallers HATE have released the following statement: "[During the] night [of] April 5-6 near the German town of Munchberg, our friend, best comrade and longtime bass player unexpectedly passed away. After the show in Stuttgart last night, he went to sleep and never woke up. We found him lifeless early in the morning ...

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AUTOPSY To Enter Studio Next Week

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area gore grind act AUTOPSY will enter Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California on April 1 with producer Adam Munoz to begin recording its new album, "The Headless Ritual", due out this year on Peaceville Records. Cover art was painted by none other than the legendary Joe Petagno (MOTÖRHEAD, MARDUK), and it's ...

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Putrid Death Sorcery - NECROWRETCH

Though God knows the deafening racket emanating from neighboring countries should have been enough to destabilize every cr?me br?l?e and souffl? in sight, but France oddly contributed next to nothing to death metal's first golden era. Heck, with the notable exception of MASSACRA (maybe AGRESSOR, too) the French essentially sat out the style's brisk advance ...

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CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS Partners With SOAR In New Worldwide Deal

Century Media Records has announced a worldwide partnership with reputable U.K. indie Siege Of Amida Records (known as SOAR). This new deal sees SOAR utilized as a central launch pad for the metal and hardcore genres, focusing predominantly on the increasingly vibrant U.K. underground scene and launching emerging international acts onto the circuit. Century Media ...

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BOLT THROWER Announces 'Return To Chaos' U.S. Tour

British extreme metal pioneers BOLT THROWER have continued their "quality-not-quantity" approach to performing live and that has definitely paid off. In 2010, they played a number of shows and festivals across Europe, and from doing more intimate underground shows (in keeping with their roots), they can also pull off performing to a festival crowd of ...

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ANTHRAX, HATEBREED, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Confirmed For NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL

MassConcerts proudly presents the first details for New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2013, today confirming the dates and preliminary list of bands for this year's occurrence of the long-running annual event. For the 2013 installment, the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will once again overthrow the historic venue, The Palladium, in Worcester, Massachusetts, ...

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TERMINATE: Track From Debut Album Available For Streaming

Having recently signed with Poland's grind/metal purveyors Selfmadegod Records, Illinois-based death metal horde TERMINATE has completed the recording of its debut album and today lash out at the public with the first dose of brutality harnessed in the studio. Now locked down for release on February 18, "Ascending To Red Heavens" was recorded in September ...

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TERMINATE Signs To SELFMADEGOD RECORDS

Selfmadegod Records has announced the signing of TERMINATE from Morton Grove, Illinois. The mission of TERMINATE is simple: to play death metal the way it was meant to be played. Taking influences from death metal stalwarts BOLT THROWER and AUTOPSY, while maintaining a melodic sensibility akin to Swedish greats DISMEMBER and ENTOMBED, is what defines ...

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Former OBSCENITY, BK49 Members Launch SLAUGHTERDAY

Former OBSCENITY guitarist Jens Finger and ex-BK49 vocalist Bernd Reiners have joined forces in an old-school death metal band called SLAUGHTERDAY. As indicated by the group's name, SLAUGHTERDAY's sound is heavily influenced by AUTOPSY, but also ASPHYX and early ENTOMBED. SLAUGHTERDAY will enter Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn, Germany in January with producer Jörg Uken (GOD ...

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AUTOPSY Preparing To Enter Studio

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area gore grind act AUTOPSY is preparing to begin work on its sixth album for a mid-2013 release via Peaceville Records. According to the group, the CD will be its "heaviest, darkest and most devastating album to date." The band adds, "This task is not being taken lightly and the band ...

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AUTOPSY Comic Book Preview

President and publisher of E-Comix, Vince Brusio, has announced that Halloween 2012 will be ground zero for the release of the company's second self-contained full-color comic book, Autopsy: Feast For A Funeral. As with the publisher's first title (Dying Fetus: Supreme Violence), E-Comix's Autopsy: Feast For A Funeral is a fully-authorized title by one of ...

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IMPALED EXISTENCE: 'If Error Were True' Video Released

"If Error Were True", the new video from rising British metallers IMPALED EXISTENCE, can be seen below. The clip was produced by Tom Bohan (XERATH, BETRAEUS). "If Error Were True" comes off IMPALED EXISTENCE's debut EP, "These Lifeless Plains", which came out last November. The five-track EP was recorded at Endless Studios in Birmingham and ...

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SLIPKNOT Confirmed For Next Year's DOWNLOAD Festival

SLIPKNOT has been confirmed for next year's Download festival, set to take place June 14-16, 2013 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. Also scheduled to appear at the event so far are IRON MAIDEN and RAMMSTEIN. More acts will be announced soon. "We are extremely honored to have been asked once again to headline ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Says PAUL GRAY's Songwriting Contributions Will Be Heard On Band's Next Album

In a recent interview Artisan News, SLIPKNOT co-founder, conceptualist and percussionist Shawn M. Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) confirmed that late SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray's songwriting contributions will be heard on the band's next album. "There are songs that he's written that will be a part of the next record," Crahan said in the video interview posted ...

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