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CARCASS To Headline FLORIDA DEATH FEST

As part of the band's forthcoming North American tour, reactivated British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS will headline the Florida Death Fest on Saturday, September 13 at Jannus Landing in St. Petersburg, Florida. Joining them on the bill are SUFFOCATION, NECROPHAGIST, 1349, ABORTED, ROTTEN SOUND, DAATH, and other soon-to-be-announced acts. The official poster for the event ...

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EPHEL DUATH: New Album To Feature Guest Appearance By Italian Techno/Rap Producer

Italian techno/rap producer Lou Chano (TRUCEKLAN, MINISTERO DELL'INFERNO, IUS PRIMAE NOCTIS) will make a guest appearance on "Through My Dog's Eyes", the new album from the Italian avant-garde metal band EPHEL DUATH. According to the band, Chano "appears on the song 'Nina', together with crew mates Rough and Fuzzy." As previously reported, Ben Weinman, founding ...

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NOCTURNUS 'Reunion' Clarified

Former MORBID ANGEL and NOCTURNUS drummer/vocalist Mike Browning has issued a statement regarding what is being billed as a reunion of the "classic lineup" of NOCTURNUS, set to take place in Europe this fall. In a post to to the comments section of BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Browning writes, "I want to be totally up front ...

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Classic NOCTURNUS Lineup To Reunite For Tour

According to a posting on the web site of UK's "premier independent metal promoters" Arcane Promotions, the "classic lineup" of the long-defunct late '80s/early '90s American progressive death metal band NOCTURNUS will reunite for a tour where it will perform material from its acclaimed 1990 LP "The Key". So far the following dates ...

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THE BOY WILL DROWN Signs With EARACHE RECORDS

Earache Records has announced the signing of British technical metallers THE BOY WILL DROWN to a multi-album, worldwide recording deal. THE BOY WILL DROWN is a four-piece band based in Norwich/Colchester, UK who formed in late 2006. Currently regarded as one of the most flamboyant and intense bands in the UK, they play a vicious ...

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NEURAXIS: New Video Interview Available

HardTimes.ca recently conducted an interview with guitarist Rob Milley and vocalist Alex Leblanc of the Montreal tech-death band NEURAXIS. Watch the 10-minute chat below. NEURAXIS' new album, "The Thin Line Between", was released earlier this week through the band's new home, Prosthetic Records. Featuring the studio debuts of new NEURAXIS members, guitarist William ...

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TORTURE DIVISION: Footage From Sweden's METALTOWN Festival Available

Fan-filmed video footage of TORTURE DIVISION — the new Swedish death metal band featuring guitarist Lord K. Philipson (THE PROJECT HATE, GOD AMONG INSECTS, ex-LEUKEMIA), bassist/vocalist Jörgen Sandström (VICIOUS ART, THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) and drummer Tobias "Tobben" Gustafsson (VOMITORY) — performing the song "Ejaculation of The Wicked" at the group's first-ever concert as ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE: More 'Summer Slaughter Europe' Dates Announced

California-based extreme metal quintet SUICIDE SILENCE will headline Summer Slaughter European tour in August/September with support from AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, BORN OF OSIRIS, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY and THE BERZERKER. Commented Summer Slaughter tour creator Ash Avildsen (from booking agent TKO): "We started the Summer Slaughter Tour in 2007 with NECROPHAGIST and ...

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DEAD EYED SLEEPER Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

German death metallers DEAD EYED SLEEPER are putting the finishing touches on their second album entitled "Through Forests of Nonentities". Having recorded the drum tracks at Iguana studios (NECROPHAGIST, DEADBORN) in February, DEAD EYED SLEEPER has now returned to the facility to once again work with renowned producer C. Brandes and finish mixing and mastering ...

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NECROPHAGIST: 'Summer Slaughter 2007' DVD Preview Clip Available

German technical death metallers NECROPHAGIST have posted a preview clip of the forthcoming "Summer Slaughter 2007" DVD, recorded with six cameras at the The Opera House in Toronto, Canada on July 2, 2007 during last year's Summer Slaughter tour. Watch the clip below. Also appearing on the DVD are DECAPITATED and CATTLE DECAPITATION, among many ...

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BENEATH THE MASSACRE: Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Montreal's BENEATH THE MASSACRE has posted the first in a series of in-studio videos featuring footage from Northern Studio in Quebec while the band was tracking material for its forthcoming album, "Dystopia", which is scheduled for an October release through Prosthetic Records. The clip can be seen below. Recorded again with Yannick St-Amand (DESPISED ICON, ...

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CIVILIZATION ONE To Enter Studio This Month

CIVILIZATION ONE, the group featuring vocalist Chitral "Chity" Somapala (highly regarded for his work with AVALON, FIREWIND, FARO, MOONLIGHT AGONY and RED CIRCUIT), guitarist Christian Münzner (ex-NECROPHAGIST, MAJESTY) and bassist Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (MALADAPTIVE, ex-HEAVENLY), will enter Bazement studio at the end of July with producer Markus Teske (VANDEN PLAS, MOB RULES, RED CIRCUIT, DOMINICI, AMASEFFER) ...

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OBSCURA Putting Finishing Touches On New Album Recordings

German death metallers OBSCURA are currently recording their new album with producer V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS) at The Crypt Studios in Germany. OBSCURA bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE) comments: "I just got back from Landschut, Germany, where we've finished most of the recordings for the new album. I'm very excited about the new OBSCURA material; ...

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TORTURE DIVISION: Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Video footage of TORTURE DIVISION the new Swedish death metal band featuring guitarist Lord K. Philipson (THE PROJECT HATE, GOD AMONG INSECTS, ex-LEUKEMIA), bassist/vocalist Jrgen Sandstrm (VICIOUS ART, THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) and drummer Tobias "Tobben" Gustafsson (VOMITORY) playing the song "Invoking The Knifer" during rehearsal for the group's upcoming debut gig at the ...

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CARCASS Frontman Comments On Upcoming U.S. Shows

Reactivated British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS will play the Nokia Theatre in New York City on Saturday, September 6. The show will also include three soon-to-be-announced special guests in addition to NECROPHAGIST and ABORTED. Always a cut-up and never afraid not to mince his words, vocalist/bassist Jeff Walker commented on what will be the first ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE To Headline 'Summer Slaughter UK' Tour

California-based extreme metal quintet SUICIDE SILENCE will headline Summer Slaughter UK tour in August/September with support from AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, BORN OF OSIRIS, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY and THE BERZERKER. Commented Summer Slaughter tour creator Ash Avildsen (from booking agent TKO): "We started the Summer Slaughter Tour in 2007 with NECROPHAGIST and ...

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BRUTAL TRUTH Added To Toronto Date On SUMMER SLAUGHTER CANADA Tour

Reunited seminal grindcore/extreme metal outfit BRUTAL TRUTH has been added ot the Toronto, Ontario date on the Summer Slaughter Canada tour on August 16 at the Opera House. The Summer Slaughter Canada tour package features NECROPHAGIST, DYING FETUS, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, INTO ETERNITY, NEURAXIS, WHITECHAPEL, VEIL OF MAYA, DIVINITY and COMMON GRAVE. BRUTAL TRUTH recorded ...

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'Summer Slaughter Canada' Tour Dates Announced

NECROPHAGIST, DYING FETUS, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, INTO ETERNITY, NEURAXIS, WHITECHAPEL, VEIL OF MAYA, DIVINITY and COMMON GRAVE will team up for the Summer Slaughter Canada tour, set to take place in August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 14 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial Aug. 15 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda Aug. 16 ...

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TORTURE DIVISION: Second Demo Available For Free Download

TORTURE DIVISION, the new Swedish death metal band featuring guitarist Lord K. Philipson (THE PROJECT HATE, GOD AMONG INSECTS, ex-LEUKEMIA), bassist/vocalist Jrgen Sandstrm (VICIOUS ART, THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) and drummer Tobias "Tobben" Gustafsson (VOMITORY), has made its second three-song demo, "We Bring Upon Thee", available for download via the group's official

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ANATA Drummer Checks In From Recording Studio

Swedish death metal masters ANATA have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Earache Records. Commented drummer Conny Pettersson: "Finally the day had come that we had been waiting for so long. Preparation is the key, and if you can be over-prepared, I guess ...

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ANATA Begins Recording New Album

Swedish death metal masters ANATA have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Earache Records. The band's most recent CD, "The Conductor's Departure" (2006), was recorded at Studio Mega with Valle Adzic (THE CROWN, IMPIOUS, LAKE OF TEARS, BESEECH). The CD features "10 brand ...

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THE LAST FELONY Signs With GALY RECORDS

Galy Records has announced the signing of the Montreal-based technical death metal band THE LAST FELONY. According to a press release, the group's "craft of morbid melodies, intricate guitar work and extreme drumming will not remain unheard for long. Recorded and mixed by rising metal producer Jef Fortin (NEURAXIS, ANONYMUS), THE LAST FELONY's 'Aeon Of ...

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NECROPHAGIST Announces New Drummer

German technical death metallers NECROPHAGIST have issued the following update: "Romain Goulon (DISAVOWED, AGRESSOR, IMPERIAL SODOMY) joins NECROPHAGIST as the official new drummer. The band and Romain look forward to working together on the new album. Meanwhile, check out a video of Romain playing to guitar tracks from the album 'Epitaph' at NECROPHAGIST's official

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