have announced the addition of Matt Szlachta (Dirge Within) on guitar
and Jeremy Creamer (Daath) on bass. So here's the full lineup,
all new members with the exception of vocalist Mark Hunter: Mark Hunter
on Vocals, Matt Szlachta on Guitar, Emil Werstler on Guitar, Jeremy
Creamer on Bass, Sean Zatorsky on Keyboards and Austin D'Amond on Drums.
(12.24) Go here
to listen to the new track 'The Origin Of Disease' off the new Aborted
(12.24) Go here
for an audio preview of the new Satariel
album "White Ink".
(12.24) Goatwhore has
set "Blood For The Master" as the title of its new album, due on
February 14 in North America via Metal Blade Records.
(12.22) Go here
for a new Coldworker track called 'Flesh World".
(12.21) Go here
for the cover artwork to the new Spawn Of
Possession album, and it will be available March 13th 2012.
(12.20) Added a review
to the Vile's
(12.16) The Amenta
will start recording their new album "Flesh is Heir" in January.
(12.16) Dying Fetus
new album will be called "Reign Supreme" and will be released mid-2012
via Relapse Records.
(12.16) Go here to listen to the
new track 'Carriers Of The Plague' from the new Psycroptic
(12.14) Go here
to read more on Slayer
guitarist Jeff Hanneman recovery from necrotizing fasciitis, or more
commonly known as "flesh eating disease".
(12.14) Go here
to listen to a demo of Devolved's
new song 'Collateral Damage' which should be on their new album in 2012.
(12.13) Today is the 10th Anniversary of Chuck Schuldiner's
passing. He died December 13, 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma,
a rare type of brain tumor. We miss you Chuck, your music will always
(12.13) Go here
to listen to a preproduction teaser for Deeds Of Flesh's
new album "Portal to Canaan".
(12.10) Dying Fetus
have entered Wrightway Studios in Baltimore with longtime producer
Steve Wright to begin recording their new album for a mid-2012 release
via Relapse Records.
(12.10) 33 bands from the Polish rock and metal scenes will take
part in a charity tour, "Covan Wake The Fuck Up Tour 2012", to help
singer Adrian "Covan" Kowanek. For more information, go to www.wakeupcovan.com.
(12.10) Guitarist-turned-bassist Youri Raymond of Cryptopsy
is leaving the band. Here's his statment: "I am officially announcing
my departure of the band Cryptopsy. At this time, we feel it's in the
best interest of both the band and I to part ways. As a musician,
moving from guitar to bass was a great challenge, but honestly, I never
really felt comfortable in that position and my motivation in general
was stagnating. I'm now moving forward and will release an album in
2012 on guitar/lead vocals with my band, Unhuman, and I hope Jon, Matt,
Chris, Flo and the new guy who will fill in in the bass spot the very
best with the upcoming album and what might be the 'real' Cryptopsy
coming back! Thanks again, fans and friends, for your endless support!"
the cover artwork to Psycroptic's
(12.07) Sadly, TripleJ Radio in
Australia have canceled their "The Racket"
show hosted weekly by Andrew Haug (he's hosted the show for close to 10
years now). It was a great show that I listened to on a weekly basis to
keep informed on new Australian metal, and I really appreiated Andrew's
knowledge and interviews. Sorry to see you go mate, they've made a big
mistake. Andrew has promised he will return to the airwaves one day
soon, although I assume different airwaves, you can keep in touch with
him through his Facebook page.
(12.06) Nile have
finished recording the drums for their new album for an early 2012
will enter the studios in February to work on their new album, due out
(12.03) Added the Reader's Poll,
it out and vote!
(12.03) Spawn Of Possession
have completed work on teir third full-length album, "Incurso", for a
spring release via Relapse Records.
(12.02) Drummer Paul Bostaph has left Testament.
The split is amicable, he just wants to have a little more creative
control over his music and so decided to part ways. The band is now
looking for a new fulltime drummer.
(12.01) The Amenta
are working on a new album, to be titled "Flesh is Heir". They hope to
release it it early 2012, and they say it is a crooss between their
first two albums in style.
(12.01) Beneath The
Massacre's new album is done, and is being mastered for an early
(12.01) Vocalist Peter has left Exhale.
He just didn't feel like he could give the band the commitment that it
(12.01) Enochian Theory
are recording their second album.
(12.01) The new Pyrexia
album will be called "Feast Of Iniquity", and should be out this winter.
(12.01) 7th Nemesis
are recording their 2nd album "Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow" right
(12.01) Vomit The Soul
have decided to split up.
(12.01) Trigger The Blood
have released a new Digital Only EP called "Kingdom Come". To get it,
go and like the band's facebook
(11.30) Dream Theater's
song 'On The Backs Of Angels' from their new album has been nominated
for a Grammy in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category.
new album "The Doomsayer's Call" will be released Feb 13th 2012.
(11.18) Go here
to read a really fascinating "review" (more like analysis) of the
Metallica / Lou Reed collaboration "Lulu" done by Testament
guitarist Alex Skolnick.
(11.16) Bassist Tom Murphy has left Periphery.
He says in a statement, "I have had so many unforgettable experiences
and have met so many wonderful people while playing with the band and
just want to say thank you to all the fans for making that possible. I
am leaving to pursue something new." He will be replaced on the
upcoming tour with Adam 'Nolly' Getgood from Red Seas Fire.
(11.16) Go here
to listen to the new song 'Violent Society' from Coldworker.
(11.16) Go herefor
an interview with Dream Theater's John
Petrucci where he at first waffles like a politician, and then finally
claims their new album is not a reworking of "Images And Words".
(11.15) Added a review
to the Whitechapel's
(11.13) Sepultura have
announced the addition of drummer Eloy Casagrande (Gloria, Andre Matos)
to the band, replacing Jean Dolabella as the band's full-time
percussionist. Jean leaves the band on good terms to focus on his own
(11.12) Prong have
signed with Long Branch Records/SPV. The band's new album is due in the
(11.11) Guitarists Rob Arnold and Matt DeVries will be leaving Chimaira at the end of 2011.
While the band hasn't officially "called it quits" (the only remaining
member is the vocalist), I can only assume this means the end for the
band. So if you can catch them live anytime before the new year, this
will probably be your last chance.
new album will be called "The Inherited Repression", and will be
released Feb 10th in Europe.
(11.10) Added a review
to the Krisiun's
"The Great Execution" album.
(11.10) Added a review
to the Death
"Death Destruction" album.
(11.10) Added a review
to the Voyager's
"The Meaning Of I" album.
(11.09) Roadrunner Records have signed French band Gojira.
The band will release their 5th album next year on the label.
(11.05) Napalm Death's
new album will be called "Utilitarian", and it will be released on
February 27 in Europe and February 28 in North America. Go here
for the cover artwork.
(11.04) What's with Decapitated
and transportation accidents? The band has canceled their performance
at the U.K.'s Damnation Festival this weekend after surviving a crash landing. The musicians were
flying back to Poland from the United States when the plane they were
on landed on its belly at Warsaw airport after trouble opening its
landing gear. None of the 230 people aboard were hurt in Tuesday's
accident, which caused the closure of Fryderyk Chopin Airport to
arrivals and departures for more than 30 hours. So glad too hear the
band and everyone else is ok.
(11.03) Devin Townsend
will release "Contain Us", a box set for his recent 4 album Devin
Townsend Project ("Ki", "Addicted", "Deconstruction" and "Ghost"). The
set, along with the 4 albums, will also contain two bonus DVDs and CDs.
The DVDs have one featuring live performances and all the Devin
Townsend Project promotional videos while the other has audio
commentary for all four albums, live audio tracks, song stems for
remixing and more. One of the audio CDs features all the bonus tracks
from the Devin Townsend Project sessions with the other having the
Devin Townsend Project session demos.
(10.30) Quite a big lineup change in Mnemic
the past few months. The band has lost its second guitarist, bass
player, and drummer. All 3 have now been replaced. Here's the current
lineup: Guillaume Bideau (Vocals), Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (Guitar),
Victor-Ray Salomonsen (Guitar), Simone Bertozzi (Bass), Brian Larsen
(Drums). So the only remaining original member is Mircea, and the only
two current members who were on their last album is Mircea and
(10.28) Go here
to see the video for the Tesseract
song 'Eden'. This is a rerecorded version of the song that features
their new vocalist.
hope to have a new album out by Spring of 2012.
expect to have their new album out in 2012.
(10.27) Nasum will
reconvene for a limited number of farewell performances in 2012.
Founding member and vocalist/guitarist Mieszko died in 2004 in a
tsunami, which lead to the end of the band. For these shows, vocal
duties will be handled by Keijo Niinimaa, vocalist in Finnish band
(10.26) Go here
to listen to the new track 'Global Flatline' off the new Aborted
(10.25) A few more
details about James Murphy's
tumor, where he explains that it's not cancerous, but a mass that left
unchecked could grow, putting pressure on surrounding tissue (which is
what happened 9 years ago), which can lead to dire consequences.
(10.21) Go here
for an update on James Murphy's
condition, overall, it's not as bad as he feared, but the tumor has
grown slightly, requiring a new medication to try and shrink it back
(10.21) Release of Testament's
new album has been pushed back to April/May.
(10.19) Periphery has
announced the addition of guitarist Mark Holcomb to the group's ranks.
Holcomb previously had a project with Periphery's founder Misha
Mansoor called Haunted Shores and was the fill-in guitarist on their
"Frak The Gods" tour.
new album "Global Flatline" will be out Jan 24th 2012. Go here
to see a trailer for the album (The music starts about 3 minutes in).
(10.18) 'Rise And Confront', a brand new song from Krisiun,
is available for streaming on the band's Facebook page.
have decided to call it quits after 23 years of music.
(10.14) Added a review
to the CorpseFlesh's
(10.14) Added a review
to the Bloodsoaked's
"The Death of Hope" album.
(10.13) Added a review
to the Immolation's
"Scion A/V Presents: Immolation "Providence"" album.
(10.12) Razor & Tie has announced the signing of Shadows Fall to a multi-album,
North American deal. The band entered Zing Studios in Westfield,
Massachusetts to begin recording its new album for a spring release.
(10.08) Dying Fetus
will release their first-ever tab on November 25 for their album
"Descend Into Depravity". It contains the tablature for all the albums
rhythm and lead guitar parts as well as bass guitar parts for each
song. It also includes a digital download of "Descend Into Depravity"
plus isolated guitar and bass tracks to play along to.
(10.07) Added a review
to the Anthrax's
"Worship Music" album.
(10.07) James Murphy,
guitarist for bands such as Death, Testament
has announced that the cancerous tumor he managed to beat almost a
decade ago, may be on it's way back. He's scheduled for an MRI next
week. For more info, as well as info on how to donate to help pay for
his medical bills, please read the entire article here.
(10.07) Go here
to download the ttitle track off Immolation's
new EP "Providence".
(10.06) Added a review
to the Nightrage's
(10.06) "Unto The Locust", the new album from Machine Head,
sold more than 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of
release to land at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart, the
first time the band has gotten into the top 25 in their 17 year history.
(10.05) Added a review
to the Machine
"Unto The Locust" album.
will release a new digital EP called "Scion A/V Presents: Immolation -
Providence EP", and it will be released for free from http://www.scionav.com.
It will also be released on CD for sale on Immolation's next tour. Go here
for the cover artwork.
new EP "Recorrupted", will include a brand new track titled "Section
a cover of Pantera's "Strength Beyond Strength", an acoustic version of
"End OF Flesh", and remixes of "Breeding Violence" by Big Chocolate and
"This Is Exile" by Ben Weinman from The Dillenger Escape Plan.
(10.03) Added a review
to the Deivos's
"Demiurage Of The Void" album.
(10.03) Go here
for an interview with Pete Sandoval, former drummer for Morbid Angel
and current Terrorizer drummer, who states among other things he
doesn't care for the industrial type songs on the newly released Morbid
(09.30) "Worship Music", Anthrax's
latest album, sold 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week
of release to debut at #12 on the Billboard charts. The band's previous
album "We've Come For You All", opened with just under 10,000 units to
debut at No. 122.
(09.29) "Section 8", a brand new song from Whitechapel,
can be streamed on the band's Facebook
page. The track will reportedly appear on the band's "Recorrupted"
digital EP, which is expected on November 8 through Metal Blade Records.
(09.29) Go here
for an interview with Dream Theater's
John Petrucci and John Myung on subjects ranging from former drummer
Mike Portnoy, to recording their new album, to gear and guitar
(09.28) Arch Enemyhave announced that their show in Cologne on December 13 will
be filmed for a future DVD release.
(09.25) Job For A Cowboy
have entered Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida to begin recording
their next album for an early 2012 release via Metal Blade Records.
(09.25) Shadows Fall
will enter the studio in October to begin recording their new album for
an early 2012 release.
(09.24) Napalm Death
will release their new album via Century Media Records in early 2012.
(09.23) Experimental death metal band Krokmitën
have released their album, "Alpha-Beta", for free on the web. Visit
to listen to the 46 minute album, or order a CD if you're interested.
(09.23) Added a review
to the Pathology's
"Awaken To The Suffering" album.
(09.23) Willowtip Records will be releasing the new Vile
album on November 15th.
(09.22) "Worship Music", the new album from Anthrax,
sold 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to
land at position No. 12 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous
CD "We've Come For You All", opened with just under 10,000 units to
debut at No. 122.
(09.22) "A Dramatic Turn Of Events", the new album from Dream Theater,
sold 36,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to
enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 8. The band's previous
CD, "Black Clouds & Silver Linings", opened with 40,000 units to
land at No. 6. The album before that, "Systematic Chaos", sold 36,000
copies to enter the chart at No. 19. The CD before that,
"Octavarium", sold 27,000 copies in its first week to debut at
(09.21) Added a review
to the Vader's
"Return To The
Morbid Reich" album.
(09.21) Aborted have
completed work on their seventh studio album, "Global Flatline", for a
January 2012 release via Century Media Records. The label will release
a digital single of the title track, "Global Flatline", on October
15th. The regular jewel-case edition of "Global Flatline" will include
12 tracks while the limited-edition digipack will have 14 tracks.
(09.18) Go here
for a really good interview with former Dream Theater
drummer Mike Portnoy about the reasons he left, and how he sees the
band now, and their new album.
(09.17) Nile will
be releasing an early demos EP entitled "Worship The Animal - 1994 The
Lost Recordings", which features the original Nile lineup of Karl
Sanders, Chief Spires and Pete Hammoura. It will be out on October 11
via Goomba Music.
(09.16) Added a review
to the Dream
"A Dramatic Turn Of Events" album.
are hard at work on material for a new album next year.
(09.14) Hate have
signed with Napalm Records. The band is already working on material for
a new CD.
(09.13) Added a review
to the Hackneyed's
"Carnival Cadavre" album.
(09.09) Krisiun will
release their 8th album, "The Great Execution", on October 31 in Europe
and November 1 in North America via Century Media Records. Go here
for the cover artwork.
(09.07) Cannibal Corpse
have begun recording their twelfth studio album at Sonic Ranch studios
in Texas with producer Erik Rutan.
(09.06) Go here for the new
track 'Hate Turns Black' off
the new Nightrage
(09.03) The Rotted
will release its new album, "Ad Nauseam", on October 31 via Candlelight
(09.03) Go here
for a 6 minute preview of songs off the new Textures
vocalist Martin Schönherr has left the band due to "personal
(08.31) Go here
to listen to a 7 minute preview of the new Vader
(08.31) Tesseract are
in the studio for the first time with new vocalist Elliot Coleman. The
band is re-recording the song 'Eden', which was originally featured on
the group's debut album "One", with Coleman on vocals and will also
release a music video for the track.
(08.27) Chimaira's new
album "The Age Of Hell" sold more than 7,000 copies in the United
States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 54 on The
Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "The Infection", opened
with 15,000 units back in April 2009 to land at No. 30, and the band's
previous album to that one, "Resurrection", shifted 16,000 copies in
its first week to enter the chart at No. 42.
(08.27) Coldworkerhas inked a deal with Listenable Records. The group's third
album, "The Doomsayer's Call", will be released this winter.
(08.26) Devin Townsend
will be performing 4 concerts on 4 consecutive days Nov 10-13 in
London. Each night he will perform one of his Devin Townsend Project
albums. The concerts will be filmed for an eventual DVD release.
have parted ways with guitarist Brett Noordin, the split is amicable.
His replacement will be Mark Hawkins from Robots Pulling Levers.
Drummer John Sankey says he hopes to make the next album more brutal
and more death-metal like.
vocalist Dan Tompkins has decided to leave the band to pursue other
life priorities. He leaves on good terms. Replacing him will be
vocalist Elliot Coleman (Omnom, Sky Eats Airplane, Zelliack). The band
is already working on a follow-up to their debut album.
(08.24) Go here
to listen to the new song 'Reaching Home' off the new Textures
(08.23) Job For A Cowboy
are putting the finishing touches on the pre-production demos for their
upcoming studio album, tentatively due next year.
(08.23) The Blu-ray edition of Dream Theater's 2004 concert
video "Live At Budokan" will be released Oct 18th by Eagle Rock.
(08.18) Added a review
to the Chimaira's
"The Age Of Hell" album.
(08.16) Go here to
listen to all of Chimaira's
new album streaming.
(08.15) The new Testament
album should be out in February.
(08.13) The new Napalm Death
album is done, just waiting for release (hopefully this November).
(08.11) "Mosh 'N' Roll", the new album from Bury Your Dead, sold around
3,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut
at position No. 141 on The Billboard 200 chart.
(08.10) Candlelight Records has announced the signing of The Rotted.
(08.08) Added a review
to the Bury
"Mosh & Roll" album.
(08.06) Seems like the band Oblige
have decided to call it quits. No details were given.
new album "Demiurge Of The Void" will be out September 27th. Go here
to see a small version of the cover artwork.
(08.06) Go here
to listen to a pre-production track, 'Hiding In Plain Sight', from the
Must Die album.
(08.04) Fear Factory
is starting to demo music for a new album.
will be doing a headlining tour of the US this fall, and will come to
San Francisco on Oct 11th at the DNA Lounge. Opening acts include Decrepit Birth
and Rings Of Saturn.
(08.02) Added a review
to the Dying
"History repeats..." EP.
new album "Age Of Hell" will be out August 16th.
(08.02) Dream Theater will be performing in San Francisco at the
Warfield September 24th.
(08.02) Metal drummer Richard
Christy (Charred Walls Of The Damned, Control Denied, Death),
currently working on the "Howard Stern Show", married his longtime
girlfriend Kristen Jenco July 30th in New York City.
(08.01) Added a review
to the Decapitated's
"Carnival Is Forever" album.
are in the middle of recording their new album.
"Sea Shepherd" EP is done except for the guest vocalists, and that's
what's holding up the release right now. The band hopes to go into the
studios in October to record their new album for an early 2012 release.
plans on releasing two new albums in the near future (probably early
2012), the first will be more song based, similar to their current
material. The second is dubbed "Juggernaut" and will be more
experimental and a concept album.
(07.29) Go here
to see the cover artwork to Machine Head's
(07.26) Devin Townsend
will be headlining at Slim's in San Francisco October 25th 2011.
(07.22) Pathology have
completed work on their new album, "Awaken To The Suffering", for a
September 13 release. Go here
for the cover artwork.
(07.21) Go here
to see the cover artwork to the new Nightrage
(07.21) "Carnival Is Forever", the fifth studio album from Decapitated,
sold around 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of
release. The CD landed at position No. 11 on the Top New Artist Albums
(07.21) "Kairos", the new album from Sepultura,
sold around 2,500 copies in the United States in its first week of
release. The band's previous CD, "A-Lex", opened with around 1,600
units back in January 2009.
(07.21) "The Black Crown", the new album from Suicide Silence,
sold around 14,400 copies in the United States in its first week of
release to debut at position No. 28 on The Billboard 200 chart. The
band's previous CD, "No Time To Bleed", opened with 14,000 units in
July 2009 to land at No. 32 on The Billboard 200 chart.
are writing their new album, and they hope to have it released next
(07.19) Added a review
to the Sepultura's
(07.18) Added a review
to the Suicide
Silence's "The Black Crown" album.
new album, "Dualism", will be released in
Europe, South America, Australia and Asia on the 23th of September and
in North America on the 27th of September via Nuclear Blast Records. Go
to see the cover artwork.
have set the title to their new album to be "The Dark
Roots Of Earth", tentatively due in October via Nuclear Blast Records.
(07.13) Go here
to see the cover artwork to the new Anthrax
(07.07) Guitarist Alex Bois is no longer with Periphery.
Here's the band's statement: "We have some sad news to share. Alex Bois
and Periphery have decided to part ways. This is truly a sad day for
Periphery, because Alex has been with us since the beginning, and he is
like a brother to us. We're going to do everything we can to make the
most out of this unfortunate situation, and soldier on like we always
have in the past when faced with setbacks. In regards to all of our
upcoming shows and tours, worry not! We will have special guest artists
filling in for Alex, so our touring plans will not be changing
whatsoever. Throughout all of this, we really appreciate your support
(07.06) Added a review
to the Insision's
"End Of All" EP.
(07.05) 'Come And See My Sacrifice', a brand new song
new album, is
available for free download here
(e-mail sign-up required).
(07.01) Spawn Of Possession
are now in the studio working on their new album for a fall release.
(06.30) Nightrage have
set "Insidious" as the title of their fifth album, due in the US on
September 27 via Lifeforce Records.
(06.30) The 20th-anniversary reissue of Death's legendary fourth album,
"Human", sold 1,200 copies in the United States in its first week of
release. "Human" is the best-selling Death album of the SoundScan era,
having shifted 95,000 copies in the United States since its October
(06.30) Here's the first week sales figures for Devin Townsend's
two new albums. "Deconstruction" sold 3,500 units, which gives it a
billboard chart position of #165, and heatseekers position of #5. And
"Ghost" sold 2,200 units to give it a heatseekers position of #12.
(06.30) "Sounds Of A Playground Fading", the tenth album from In Flames,
sold around 14,000 copies in the United States in its first week of
release to debut at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart. Their
previous album "A Sense of Purpose" opened with 20,000 units to land at
No. 28. This was slightly less than the opening tally of "Come
which shifted just under 24,000 copies in February 2006 to enter the
chart at position No. 58.
(06.29) Added a review
to the Pestilence's
(06.29) Go here
to listen to the track 'Homo Sum' off the new Decapitated
(06.29) Go here
to listen to the track 'Bluebeard' off the new Bury Your Dead
(06.28) Roadrunner will be streaming a song from the new Dream Theater
album June 29th at 11am EST on their Youtube channel.
(06.28) Added a review
to the Deranged's
"Cut, Carve, Rip, Serve" album.
(06.28) Added a review
to the In
Flames' "Sounds Of A Playground Fading" album.
(06.26) Dying Fetus
will enter the studio in November to begin recording their new album
for an early 2012 release.
(06.25) Go here
to listen to the new Anthrax
song 'Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't', off their new album, coming soon.
(06.24) Added a review
to the Abraxas'
(06.24) Added a review
to the Devin
(06.24) Added a review
to the Devin
(06.23) Machine Head
have set "Unto The Locust" as the title of their new album, due on
September 27th via Roadrunner Records.
(06.22) Two brand new songs from Chimaira:
'Trigger Finger' and 'Born In Blood' have been made available through iTunes. Both songs come off Chimaira's new album,
entitled "The Age of Hell", which will be released August 26 in Germany
and August 29 in the United Kingdom, Australia and the rest of Europe
via Long Branch Records. The CD will be made available in North America
through eOne Music.
(06.22) Testament have
just entered the studio with British producer Andy Sneap to begin
recording their new album for a late 2011 release. Due to a "serious
injury," drummer Paul Bostaph is unable to take part in the new CD
recordings but will rejoin Testament for future touring activities.
Playing drums will be Gene Hoglan.
(06.22) Seems that Synthetic Breed
have added a new vocalist to the group. Here's the statement: "It is
with great regret that we feel it necessary to let you all know long
time vocalist, Cal Hughes, will not be fulfilling upcoming tour
commitments and furthermore continuing with the band. This has come as
a sudden shock to all of us but Cal has relinquished his vocal duties
from the band due to personal reasons. However, after an extensive
search we’re thrilled to announce that we would like to welcome Mares
Refaeleda to Synthetic Breed. Mares brings an inspiring, fresh and new
approach to Synthetic Breed and we’re sure she will win your approval
when you see us live!"
(06.22) Misery Index
have signed with label Season Of Mist.
will release their new album, "Welcome To The Morbid Reich", on August
12 via Nuclear Blast Records. Go here
for the cover artwork.
(06.22) "Khaos Legions", the ninth studio album from Arch Enemy,
sold around 6,000 copies in the United States in its first week of
release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 78.
(06.22) "Illud Divinum Insanus", the new album from Morbid Angel,
sold around 3,600 copies in the United States in its first week of
release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 141. Some
previous album stats: "Heretic" opened with around 3,900 units back in
October 2003, and has sold a total of 31,000 copies to date.
"Domination" has sold 99,000 units so far. 1993's "Covenant" has
shifted nearly 153,000 copies to date.
(06.22) Go here
to listen to a preview of Decapitated's
(06.15) Sick Drummer magazine is hosting a 5 day drum camp about
an hour north of San Francisco in early October. Teachers / guests will
include George Kollias (Nile), Derek
Roddy (Hate Eternal),
Sean Reinert (Cynic),
Gus Rios (Malevolent
Creation), Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork)
and many more. Go here for full details.
(06.15) Follow the links to watch high quality footage of Morbid Angel's
recent concert in Tilburg Netherlands on June 12th 2011, which includes
several songs off their new album and a lot of old favorites. Go here
to watch the entire concert: Part
3 and Part
(06.13) Added a review
to the Arch
"Khaos Legions" album.
(06.13) Added a review
to the Job
For A Cowboy's
(06.13) Added a review
to the Origin's
(06.11) Added a review
to the Morbid
"Illud Divinum Insanus" album.
(06.09) Machine Head's
new album will be out September 27th. Go here
to listen to a 30second rough mix of the song 'Locust'.
(06.09) Hackneyed will
release their third album, "Carnival Cadavre", on August 22 in Europe
and August 30 in North America via Lifeforce Records. Go here
for the cover artwork.
(06.08) Go here
to listen to Dying Fetus
Thrower's 'Unleashed Upon Mankind', which will be on their new
covers album "History Repeats…".
(06.08) Dream Theater
have set "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" as the title of their new album,
which includes 9 tracks, and is due on September 13 via Roadrunner
(06.03) "Worship Music", the long-awaited new album from Anthrax
(their last album came out in 2003), is tentatively due in the U.S. on
September 13 via Megaforce Records (one day earlier in Europe
through Nuclear Blast Records). The album was originally written
and recorded for a 2009 release which featured Dan Nelson on vocals,
the album has since been rerecorded, with many of the songs tweaked and
a few heavily modified, and will feature classic Anthrax singer Joey
(05.27) Added a review
to the Devolved's
(05.27) Cannibal Corpse
Bassist Alex Webster has posted the following message on Twitter:
"Writing for the new Cannibal album is going great. We've completed
music for eight songs and have several more in the works as well."
will enter Lambesis Studios in the band's hometown this summer with
producer Daniel Castleman (Impending Dooom, As I Lay Dying) to begin
recording its new album for a fall release.
(05.26) Lead guitarist and songwriter Jon Levasseur has rejoined Cryptopsy. Youri Raymond, who
had been playing guitar, is now handling bass duties following
return and previous bassist Eric Langois' departure from the band. The
band is working on new material foor a release later this year.
(05.25) A few more details about the new Devin Townsend
CDs "Ghost" and "Deconstruction", in addition buying the CDs
seperately, and the "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" 2CD package, fans can
get their hands on one of the 500 "Special" bundles that contains both
of the albums along with a limited-edition seven-inch single titled
"The Calm & The Storm" plus four digital songs from the already
completed "Ghost II" album. For the hardcore Devin fans, there are also
500 of the "Ultimate" bundles which contains everything from the other
packages along with a patch and an exclusive t-shirt. All of these are
available now at CMDistro.com.
(05.25) Bury Your Dead,
who have reunited with their original vocalist after a few lackluster
albums, has posted a new song 'Slaughterhouse Five' off their new album
The new abum "Mosh & Roll" is scheduled for release on August 2 via
(05.24) Arsis are
busy writing a new album, go here
to listen to a demo of the song 'Since The Shadows' from the band.
(05.23) Devin Townsend
has set "Epicloud" as the title of his next album. According to Devin,
the CD's musical direction will be "big, heavy, romantic kind of
melodic stuff. Pretty, ethereal and simple."
(05.23) "You Only Live Once", a new song from Suicide Silence,
is available for streaming on the band's Facebook page (you must "like" the track in order
to hear it).
(05.21) Relapse Records has announced the signing of Spawn Of
Possession. The band is currently writing material for its new
album for a fall release.
(05.21) The Faceless
have parted ways with vocalist Derek Rydquist. In a statement to Lambgoat,
Rydquist said about his exit from the group, "As you Internet sleuths
have deduced, I have left The Faceless. I left the band a couple months
ago, and we were waiting until they had everything sorted out on their
end before saying anything about it, but I guess I'll take it upon
myself to break the news. I am no longer emotionally or artistically
fulfilled by being the vocalist for the group, and that's how I arrived
at my decision. Touring's luster has worn off, and I have found myself
reconsidering the role I would like to take in creating and presenting
music. Also, being a 'professional musician' was kind of ruining my
love for music because when you rely on this stuff to make you money,
as with anything, it is easy to become bitter towards it. Not that it
was all bad — I had the best times I will ever have being in this band
— but it is time for me to move on. I'd like to thank the band and the
friends I've made through the band for making this not only a
life-altering experience, but a life-shaping one. There is an immense
amount of talent in this band, and the new vocalist they have is doing
a great job, so please keep supporting THE FACELESS. I can now join you
in anticipating the new album." Geoff Ficco (Kamikabe, Orgone) has been
taking over the vocal duties for the band at several recent shows.
(05.21) Go here
to listen to the track "Kairos" from Sepultura's
(05.20) Dream Theater
will begin mixing it's new CD in a week from now.
(05.19) "Phoenix Amongst The Ashes", the new album from Hate Eternal,
sold around 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of
release. The CD landed at position No. 14 on the Top New Artist Albums
(Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and
developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top
100 of The Billboard 200. Their previous albu, "Fury & Flames",
sold 2,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release.
(05.18) Suicide Silencewill release their new album, "The
Black Crown", on July 12 via Century Media Records. Go here
to see the cover artwork.
(05.18) Rob Zombie
is busy writing new music, which he says will be more like his earlier
(05.18) Brian Petrowsky, former vocalist/guitarist of the defunct
Danish band Iniquity,
passed away at the age of 37. Petrowsky was featured on INIQUITY's
debut album, "Serenadium" in 1996.
(05.16) Added a review
to the Otep's
(05.16) Nile drummer
George Kollias is writing and recording a solo album in between drum
clinics and touring cycles. The CD will be out in September, and
includes George playing drums, guitars, bass, keys, and vocals,
and it will also feature a DVD of the recording process.
(05.14) Added a review
to the Vomitous'
"Surgical Abominations of Disfigurement" EP.
(05.14) Added a review
to the Truth
"Worship The Bled" album.
a really interesting interview with John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater
about Mike Portnoy leaving the band, and his attempting to rejoin them
(05.12) Added a review
to the Hate
"Phoenix Amongst The Ashes" album.
(05.12) Go here
to listen to samples off the new Morbid Angel
(05.12) Go here
to listen to a prepro track 'The Eidolon Reality' off the new The Faceless
(05.12) Go here
to listen to a track 'Eyes Of Black' off the new Unearth
(05.12) Go here
to see the cover artwork to the new Decapitated
new album will be called "Carnival Is Forever" and is due later in the
year via Nuclear Blast Records.
(05.09) Unearth will
release their new album, "Darkness In The Light", in Europe on July 4
via Metal Blade Records.
(05.08) Disgorge are
hard at work on their fifth full-length album, "And The Weak Shall
Perish", for a late 2011 release via Unique Leader Records. Here's the
band's current recording lineup: Levi Fuselier (Vocals), Ricky Myers
(Drums), Erik Lindmark (Deeds Of Flesh) (Guitar), and Derek Boyer
(Suffocation, Decrepit Birth) (Bass).
(05.07) Job For A Cowboy's
new EP "Gloom" will be out June 7th.
(05.07) Dying Fetus
will release a limited-edition mini-Ep called "History Repeats…", which
will be a set of cover tunes from the band's influences. The EP will
also contain a brand new Dying Fetus track. Here's the track
listing: 1) "Fade Into Obscurity (Dehumanized cover)", 2) "Unchallenged
Hate (Napalm Death cover)", 3) "Gorehog (Broken Hope cover)", 4)
Rohypnol (Original song exclusive to this release)", 5) "Unleashed Upon
Mankind (Bolt Thrower cover)", 6) "Twisted Truth (Pestilence cover)",
7) "Born In A Casket (Cannibal Corpse cover)". The EP is limited to
5,000 copies worldwide and set for a July 19 North American release
through FYE stores and Relapse mailorder exclusively.
(05.06) Go here
to see the cover artwork to Sepultura's
(05.06) Otep's new
album "Atavist" sold 7,000 copies in the United States in its first
week of release to debut at position No. 61 on The Billboard 200 chart.
OTEP's previous CD, "Smash The Control Machine", opened with 10,400
units back in August 2009 to land at No. 47.
(05.06) Napalm Death
have entered Parlour Studio in Kettering, U.K. with longtime producer
Russ Russell to begin recording their 14th album for a tentative
October release via Century Media Records.
(05.03) Sepultura will
release their new album "Kairos" on June 24 in Europe and July 12 in
North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
have started work on a new album, which they hope to have available
early next year.
(04.30) Deeds Of Flesh
have parted ways with guitarist Sean Southern due to "personal reasons"
and have replaced him with Craig Peters (Arkaik), who will also be
doing backup vocals. The band also adds vocalist Corey Athos (Flesh
Consumed) to their ranks, who will be handling lead vocals, giving the
band "a three-person vocal assault". They will record their new album
(04.29) Dream Theater
have announced that Mike Mangini (Extreme, Steve Vai) is their new
drummer. The band is working hard on their new album.
(04.29) Visit Origin's Facebook page
to listen to the track 'Expulsion of Fury' from their new album.
(04.26) 'Depraved And Zombified', a brand new song from Deranged,
is available for streaming in this YouTube clip.
The song comes off the band's eighth full-length album, "Cut, Carve,
Rip, Serve", which is scheduled for release in May via Sevared Records.
(04.25) Behemoth will
return to the live stage in October, the band's first show since
guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski was diagnosed with leukemia
(04.23) Relapse Records will issue a collection of early Morta Skuld
demos on July 5th. The collection, "Through The Eyes Of Death: The
Early Demos", combines the band’s two 1990 demos "Gory Departure" and
"Prolong The Agony" on one disc.
(04.23) "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues", the new album from Between The Buried And Me, sold
10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to
debut at position No. 54 on The Billboard 200 chart.
(04.21) Added a review
to the Periphery's
"Icarus Lives" EP.
(04.21) Producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Arch Enemy) recently
stated that he will enter the studio this summer with Testament
to begin work on their new album. A late 2011/early 2012 release is
is calling it quits. Visit their blog
for a full statement.
(04.17) Added a review
to the Tesseract's
(04.16) After all the recent departures, Chimaira
has revealed their new lineup: Mark Hunter (Vocals), Rob Arnold
(Guitar), Matt DeVries (Guitar), Emil Werstler (from Daath, on Bass),
Sean Zatorsky (from Daath, on Keyboards/Samples) and
Austin D'Amond (from Bleed The Sky, The Elite, on drums). Drums on
their new album were handled by the CD's producer, Ben Schigel. Their
new album is due in August.
(04.16) Unearth have
set "Darkness In The Light" as the title of their new album,
tentatively due this summer via Metal Blade Records.
(04.15) Added a review
to the Between
The Buried And Me's
Parallex: Hypersleep Dialogues" EP.
(04.15) Behemoth have
set "Abyssus Abyssum Invocat" as the title to the band's expanded
repackaging of their early 2000's EPs "Conjuration" and "Slaves Shall
Serve". Set for release in the U.S. on June 7 via Metal Blade Records,
"Abyssus Abyssum Invocat" features both EPs remastered and includes
bonus tracks, new artwork, and new liner notes.
Drummer Andols Herrick has announced his departure from the band. Go here
for his complete statement. That's 3 members of the band leaving in the
last 6 months, for those counting. Plus 2 others who are touring with
Six Feet Under for awhile, but who have not officially left the band.
(04.14) Bassist Tomas "Obeast" Koefoed has left Mnemic.
The split is amicable.
(04.14) Go here
to see the cover artwork to In Flames
(04.14) Machine Head
will enter Jingletown Studios in Oakland, California this
Saturday, April 16 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled seventh
album for a late summer release via Roadrunner Records.
(04.13) Job For A Cowboy's
new EP "Gloom" should be released late spring / early summer this year.
for a preview of the song 'Misery Reformatory'.
(04.13) Go here
to see the artwork to Devin Townsend's
(04.10) Release of Pestilence's
new album "Doctrine" has been pushed back a week to April 24th.
entered Different Fur Studios last week to begin recording an EP,
"Fleshwounds... Under The Influence", containing one new song and
covers songs from abnd like Nailbomb, Acid Bath, Crowbar, Level and
(04.08) The Faceless
have announced the addition of bassist Evan Brewer (Animosity, Reflux)
to the group.
(04.08) Suicide Silence
have set "The Black Crown" as the title of their new album, tentatively
due in July via Century Media Records.
(04.07) Keyboardist/programmer Chris Spicuzza has left Chimaira.
"The choice was extremely tough and stewed around in my mind for quite
awhile. Many things led to this decision. The situation in Chimaira had
ultimately become a negative environment that I had to get out of.
Secondly, the music industry is completely fucked and honestly, I
became concerned for my future. The amount of work and stress I took on
got the best of me. I guess if you're not happy or having fun, what's
the point? As far as the new Chimaira album, I have not contributed to
it. There is no doubt in my mind that Chimaira's sound will not suffer
minus my presence. The demos I heard showed great potential and I’m
sure the album will melt faces. I'm proud to say I was on five Chimaira
albums and wish those guys the best."
(04.07) Goatwhore will
enter the studio in late July to begin recording their new album for a
late 2011 release.
(04.02) Origin will
release their new album, "Entity", on June 7 in North America and June
10 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. Go here
to see the cover artwork.
have finished recording their new album.
(04.01) The new Arch Enemy
album will be out May 30 in Europe and June 7 in the U.S.
(03.31) Go here
to see the cover artwork to the new Morbid Angel
(03.30) Bassist Jonathan Miller of Devildriver
has left the band. Miller has had drug and alchohol problems in the
past, and entered a rehab clinic earlier this year.
(03.29) Go here to listen to a
new track 'Haunting Abound' off the new Hate Eternal
(03.29) In Flames have
signed a deal Century Media Records. The band's tenth album, "Sounds Of
A Playground Fading", will be released on June 21st in North America.
(03.29) Aborted will
enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark in June with producer Jacob
to begin recording their 7th album, "Global Flatline", for a late 2011
release via Century Media Records. The band will record 15 songs, 12 of
which will be on the regular album, the other 3 will be bonus tracks.
(03.28) Devin Townsend's
two new albums "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" should both be out June
20th in Europe.
(03.26) Deivos is
currently recording their new album "Demiurge of
the Void" which should be out this summer.
(03.26) Go here
to listen to the new track 'Universal Collapse' by Abraxas
off their new album.
(03.25) "Global Evisceration", the fourth DVD from Cannibal Corpse,
sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of
release to debut at position No. 17 on the Top Music Videos chart.
(03.24) Go here
to see the cover artwork to Devin Townsend's
"Ghost" album, and here to
see the slipcase cover artwork.
(03.23) Go here to listen to a
new song 'Awakening' off the new Devolved
album "Oblivion", due May 24th. Go here
to see the cover artwork.
(03.22) Go here
for a short preview of the song 'Drunk On The Blood Of Saints' off the
(03.22) Vile have
completed work on their new album "Metamorphosis", and has a current
release date of Sept 20th 2011. Download a copy of the new song
'Prophetic Betrayal' here.
drummer Pawel "Paul" Jaroszewicz has decided to leave the band due to
"family matters". He will still lay down tracks for the band's new
album, "Welcome To The Morbid Reich", and taking part in the group's
already confirmed concerts in May, June and July. His replacement will
be 21-year-old English musician James Stewart (Divine Chaos). Bass
duties will falll to newcomer Hal (Hermh, Dead Infection, Abused
(03.22) Napalm Death
have contributed a brand new track called 'Legacy Was Yesterday' to
Decibel magazine's monthly flexi disc series. Go here
for a listen.
(03.18) Go here
to see the cover artwork too the new Pestilence
(03.16) Vader have
entered Hertz Studio Poland to begin recording their new album,
"Welcome To The Morbid Reich". The band is recording 12 or 13 songs for
the CD, which will be mixed and mastered in May for a tentative late
(03.16) As well as releasing their Sea Shepherd EP in the near
are also about halfway done writing a brand new album.
(03.16) Hate Eternal
will release their new album, "Phoenix Amongst The Ashes", on May 10
via Metal Blade Records. Go here
for the album artwork.
(03.15) Devin Townsend
plans on perfomring all 4 of his new albums in their entirety live in
London this November, to be released on a special Live CD and DVD.
(03.13) Otep will
release its new album, "Atavist", on April 26 via Victory Records.
(03.11) Hackneyed have
inked a new deal with Lifeforce Records. The band is currently in the
studio working on its third album for an August release.
(03.10) Origin have
announced the addition of vocalist Jason Keyser (Skinless) to the group.
(03.10) Nightrage have
completed pre-pro work on their 5th studio album (15 songs in all), and
will begin recording in June.
(03.09) Morbid Angel's
new album will be called "Illud Divinum Insanus", and will be released
in Europe on June 6th, and the 7th in the USA.
(03.09) Added a review
to the The
(03.09) The Red Chord
have parted ways with original drummer Mike Justian. The split is
amicable. The band will use Jon Rice (Job For A Cowboy) for their
(03.08) In Flames have
officially recruited Niclas Engelin (Engel) as their new second
(03.08) The new Morbid Angel
album is scheduled to come out in June.
(03.08) Go here
to see the cover artwork to the new Arch Enemy
album "Khaos Legions".
(03.05) Sepultura have
set "Kairos" (an ancient Greek word signifying a time in between, a
moment of undetermined period of time in which something special
happens) as the title of their new album, tentatively due late
spring/early summer via Nuclear Blast Records.
(03.03) "V01D", the new EP from The Amenta,
will be released free of charge on March 8 via TheAmenta.com
(03.03) 'Eden', a new song from Tesseract
off their forthcoming debut album, is available for streaming on the
band's Facebook page. (won't work for non-facebook
new album "Doctrine" should be out April 16th 2011. They have a new
song 'Sinister' for streaming on their myspace page.
(03.03) Go here
for an interview with guitarist Rob Arnold about joining Six Feet
Under, and the new Chimaira
record that's still on the way.
(03.03) "Beast", the fifth album from Devildriver,
sold a little over 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week
of release to debut at position No. 42 on The Billboard 200 chart.
(03.03) Bloodbath will
release of an all-new live DVD, "Bloodbath Over Bloodstock", on April
25 via Peaceville Records. The album will feature Bloodbath's August
2010 performance from the U.K.'s Bloodstock festival. The full package
will also include a 16-page booklet, bonus footage taken from Germany's
Party.San Open Air festival in 2008 and band member interviews.
(03.02) Apparently the reason for Slayer
vocalist / bassist Tom Araya's trip to the hospital in Australia was
due to "vertigo due to extreme dehydration and lack of rest." He has
since been released and is looking forward to performing in the
Melbourne show on March 4th.
(03.02) Added a review
to the Anomalous'
(03.01) Added a review
to the Devildriver's
(03.01) Between The Buried
And Me's new album will be out April 12th. It will contain 3
songs, and be 30 minutes long. Go here
for the album cover.
(02.28) Added a review
to the Gorgasm's
"Orgy Of Murder" album.
(02.28) Rob Arnold of Chimaira
and Kevin Talley of Daath
(and formerly of Chimaira) will be joining Chris Barnes in Six Feet Under
for their latest tour, and will also participate on the band's new
(02.28) Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails
won the 2010 Academy award for best score for his work on the
soundtrack for "The Social Network".
vocalist / bassist Tom Araya has been admitted to a hospital in
Australia where he will be kept overnight for an unknown ailment,
forcing the band to cancel its appearance at the Sydney, Australia stop
of the Soundwave festival.
(02.27) The reissue of Death's
"The Sound Of Perseverance" album sold around 1,000 copies in the
United States in its first week of release.
(02.26) Go here
to listen to a snippet of a song off the new Between The Buried
And Me album.
is in the studio right now doing pre-production for their new album,
due later this year.
(02.25) Krisiun will
enter Stage One Studios in Bühne, Germany in May to begin
recording their eighth full-length album for a fall release via Century
Media Records. The CD will once again be produced by Andy Classen, who
previously prodeuced the band's other albums: "Conquerors Of
"AssasiNation" and "Southern Storm".
(02.25) Deeds Of Flesh
will enter the studio in May/June to begin recording their ninth album,
"Portal to Canaan", for a late 2011 release via Unique Leader Records.
Raymond Swanland will again be doing the album artwork.
(02.22) Between The Buried
And Me has signed with Metal Blade Records. The group will release
it's new album, "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues" in April.
(02.22) Arkaik have
started work on their 2nd album, "Metamorphignition", due in early 2012
via Unique Leader Records.
entire new album is available for streaming on their myspace page.
(02.17) Added a review
to the Neuraxis'
(02.17) Added a review
to the Devin
"European Tour Live" free Digital EP.
(02.17) Bassist Tomasz "Reyash" Rejek has left Vader for
(02.16) Prong has
finished demoing 14 new songs for the band new album due in 2011.
(02.15) Devin Townsend
has made a five-song live EP available for free download by spreading
the word about this page at on Twitter and Facebook (Or do a
direct download from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?4f2sj574tzhej4c
). The EP contains the tracks "Supercrush", "Kingdom", "Truth", "Om"
and "By Your Command". His next two albums should be out in June.
(02.15) Job For A Cowboy
have entered Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer
Jason Suecof to begin recording an EP of all-new material.
new album will be called "The Doomsayer's Call" and will be out by end
(02.09) The Amenta's
"V01D" EP will be out March 8th.
(02.09) The Faceless
will start recording a new album in March for a summer release on
(02.08) Go here
for a clip off of Cannibal Corpse's
new DVD, where the band runs into Jesse Jackson at the airport while
they're on tour.
(02.08) Bury Your Dead's
new album will be called "Mosh & Roll".
(02.05) "Deconstruction" and "Ghost", the third and fourth in a
series of albums from Devin Townsend
as The Devin Townsend Project will likely be released in the summer.
And the free live EP has ben postponed till Feb 9th.
(02.05) Jonathan Huber has joined Pathology as their new fulltime
lead vocalist. In addition, the band has welcomes back guitarist Tim
Tiszczenko, who will perform alongside current guitarist Kevin
(02.03) Adam "Nergal" Darski of Behemoth
has been readmitted to the hematology division of Uniwersyteckie
Centrum Kliniczne in Gdansk because he developed an infection six weeks
after he underwent his bone marrow transplant procedure. No word yet on
whether this will affect the transplant.
(02.03) Release of Anomalous'
new album has been pushed back to March 15th, and release of the new Gorgasm
record has been pushed up to March 15th, both on Brutal Bands records.
hope to enter the studio in March to record their new album.
(01.31) French death metal band Mercyless, whose album "Abject
Offerings" was released in 1992, have reformed, and are working on
material for a new record.
(01.30) Cannibal Corpse
are working on their new album, to be recorded in September, for an
early 2012 release.
(01.29) Video footage of Despised
Icon's very last show (which took place December 5, 2010 at Club
Soda in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) can be viewed at BandeApart.fm.
(01.29) 'Coldblooded', a brand new song from Devildriver's forthcoming fifth
album, "Beast", is available for streaming on RoadrunnerRecords.co.uk.
(01.27) Devin Townsend
will make a new live EP available for free download next week via
Century Media Records' web site. More details will be released in the
(01.27) Devolved will
release their new full-length album, "Oblivion", on May 24 via Unique
(01.27) Periphery will
release a new EP, "Icarus Lives", on April 19 via Sumerian Records.
This CD features a brand new unreleased track, a series of remixes and
video clips. Here's more details directly from the band: "We like to
think of ['Icarus Lives'] as a supplement to our first album. It will
contain a version of 'Icarus Lives' with newly recorded vocals and the
fantastic music video by Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci of Killswitch
Productions, alongside several remixes of the song by the band, winner
of our 'Icarus' remix contest (Pete Graves from the U.K.) and a special
guest to be named at a later date. We have also included a tweaked
version of our song 'Jetpacks Was Yes' and the brand new music video by
Eric Haviv at FUGO studios. In addition, the songs 'Captain On' and
'Eureka' (available only through digital download until now) will be
made available in physical format with newly re-recorded vocals. To
sweeten the deal, we have added a new song, 'Frak the Gods', to give
our fans a taste of whats to come as we enter the studio later this
year to record our second full-length."
(01.27) Divine Heresy
bassist Joe Payne has left the band to persue a lead guitar spot in his
friend's band Pain After Death.
has just entered the studio to record their 4th album.
(01.26) In Flames
have finished recording their 10th studio, "Sounds Of A Playground
Fading", to be released May 13th 2011.
have signed with eOne records, and are busy working on a new album to
be released on the label.
(01.23) Decrepit Birth
have been rejoined by original bassist Derek Boyer as a new permanent
member. Derek will continue as a full-time member of Suffocation.
will enter RG Studio in Gdansk, Poland on February 9 to begin recording
its fifth studio album for a late 2010 release via Nuclear Blast
(01.21) The Rotted
have entered Parlour Studios to record the follow-up to 2008's "Get
Dead Or Die Trying". A mid to late 2011 release is expected.
will enter the studio in Feb to record their new album, which has
already been written.
(01.20) Adam "Nergal" Darski, vocalist for Behemoth,
has left the hospital after his bone marrrow transplant. He is in good
spirits, and says he has left the hospital "victorious". He will be
resting up for the next several months, but is hopefully to start
performing with the band again soon.
(01.19) Arch Enemy
have set "Khaos Legions" as the title of their new album, due in May
via Century Media Records.
(01.19) Suicide Silence
are preparing to enter the studio, their new album to be released this
(01.18) Vocalist Myke Terry has announced his departure from Bury Your Dead.
The band, on hiatus since last April, recently began work on a new
album, with the group's previous vocalist Mat Bruso. A late 2011
release via Mediaskare Records is expected. On a personal note, the
band's last few albums were a big disappointment, will be interesting
to see if they manage to recapture the magic.
(01.14) Go here
for an interview with artist Travis Smith as he discusses why he
decided to update the cover artwork to the re-issue of Death's
"The Sound of Perseverance".
(01.11) Tesseract will
release their debut album, "One", on March 22 via Century Media
The CD will also include a bonus DVD that features the "Concealing
EP being performed live in the studio. Also of note, half of the new CD
will be a re-recording of their "Concealing Fate" EP, the rest being
brand new songs.
(01.11) 'Dead To Rights', the first single from Devildriver's forthcoming fifth
album, "Beast", is available for free download at RoadrunnerRecords.com (free e-mail sign-up
(01.10) Added a review
to the Crionics's
(01.09) Deranged will
enter Berno Studio in Malmö, Sweden in February to begin recording
their eighth full-length album, "Cut, Carve, Rip, Serve", to be
released via Sevared Records.
(01.07) Two new songs are available for streaming from the new Lazarus A.D.
album "Black Rivers Flow", which is scheduled for release on February
1, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. Listen to 'The Ultimate Sacrifice' here
and 'Black Rivers Flow' here.
The CD was recorded in July and August 2010 at Belle City
Sound with Chris Wisco and was mixed and mastered by James Murphy at
(01.06) Napalm Death
Guitarist Mitch Harris has posted the following messages on his
Facebook page: "Napalm Death has just confirmed a studio date later
this month for a mystery song! I will give more details when I have
official clearance to do so" followed by "It's nothing to do with the
new album" and "it's not a cover song either"
(01.06) More info on the Cannibal Corpse
DVD. According to the label, the set will contain approximately two
hours and 49 minutes of material, including footage from the May 3,
2010 concert at Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colorado and the May 8,
2010 performance at Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The
DVD will also include bonus performances and extra segments, as well as
behind-the-scenes footage covering the "Evisceration Plague" tour cycle.
(01.06) A note about who will be drumming on the new Unearth
CD from the band: "We wanted to let everyone know that tracking for the
new album has officially begun! We're currently at Zing Studios
in Westfield, Massachusetts tracking drums with our sit-in drummer for
the album, Justin Foley of Killswitch Engage/Blood Has Been Shed. ...
As we said before, we're aiming at a mid-to-late June
release for the album, followed by massive world touring."
(01.06) Go herefor
extra info on the Sinister
Boxset, including the cover and what all the CDs will contain as far as
(01.05) Added a review
to the Defloration's
"Abused By Gods Blessing" album.
(01.05) Neuraxis has
released a new song 'Asylum' streaming at this
location. The song comes off the band's sixth album, "Asylon",
which will be released in North America on February 15, 2011.
has parted ways with drummer Kevin Lane and has reportedly replaced him
with Ben Harclerode of the Glendale, Arizona band Knights Of The Abyss.
Lane is said to have returned home to Kingsport, Tennessee and is
planning to go back to school.
(01.05) Cannibal Corpse
are tentatively scheduled to release a new two-disc DVD set, "Global
Evisceration", on March 15 via Metal Blade. The band filmed two shows
in May 2010 for the DVD.
(01.04) Added a review
to the Hate's
(01.04) Dream Theater
have just entered the studio. Still no word on who their new drummer
is, perhaps they want to try him out in a studio/writing situation to
make sure they like him before making an announcement.
(01.03) The re-issue of Death's
"The Sound Of Perseverance" album will include a remixed cover by
original artist Travis Smith. The differences between the two covers
are causing quite an argument on Blabbermouth. Go here
to see the two covers, new and old.
(01.02) Morbid Angel's
drummer Pete Sandoval, who underwent back surgery for a deteriorating
disc problem last year, it recovering nicely. Check out this
video of him back on the drums shot Dec 19th 2010.