new "Obsidian" album will be released in January 2015.
(12.28) Suffocate Bastard
has decided to part ways with guitar player Othon Kokkinos. He just
doesn't have time to dedicate to the band anymore. The band is
continuing on with their second album while they look for a replacement.
(12.24) Bassist Shaun Glass and guitarist Chuck Wepfer have left Broken Hope
to concentrate on their new band, The Bloodline. The band welcomes Matt
Szlachta (Dirge Within, Chimaira) and Diego Soria (Disgorge) as their
(12.01) Added the Reader's Poll
for best albums of 2014. Check
it out and vote!
have decided to part ways with Marcus and Joel.
The band would like to introduce Ibrahim on drums (Desultor/Ascendency)
and Gustav Trodin on bass (Vomitus). They're working hard on their new
(11.26) Added a review
"Grand Morbid Funeral"
(11.25) Added a review
Townsend's "Ziltoid 2: Dark Matters / DTP Sky Blue" album.
(11.24) Broken Hope
have officially started work on a new album for release in 2015.
new album "Awake" will be out Dec 2nd.
(11.19) Machine Head's
new album sold around 18,200 copies in its first week to reach position
21 on the Billboard top 200. Their last album "Unto The Locust" opened
with 17,000 units, and "The Blackening" opened with 15,000 units.
(11.18) Vital Remains
would like to welcome drummer James Payne (Hour Of Penance) to the
group. He will be joining in Jan 2015 to work on new material for their
(11.13) An update from Darkwater
on the new album: "So...I think it's time for an update regarding the
new album, don't you think? I know you guys have been waiting for quite
some time now and you have all been very patient, thank you for that! I
know we aimed for a 2014 release but sometimes life just gets in the
way. We have all been very busy, with family, with work (yes we all do
work full time), and of course music. This is an album we're putting
our heart and soul into and I know you all will hear that when the time
comes. This is an album that is
dynamic. It's diverse. It's heavy but also peaceful and melodic. We
feel it's the best we have ever done. And I don't think you will be
disappointed. All of the songs are written and we will head into the
studio very soon. So I guess we need to keep waiting for just a little
longer, and trust me, we are just as eager as you guys to have this
album out there!"
new EP "Abyssal" will be out Nov 25th.
(11.12) Added a review
Maw's "Senium" album.
will have a new album out soon called "Martyr Creation".
(11.10) After a long hiatus, Grimfist
is back playing some new shows.
(11.10) Added a review
"Monument of Depravity" album.
(11.10) Added a review
".5: The Grey Chapter" album.
(11.10) Fear Factory
has entered NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California to
begin tracking its new album for an early 2015 release via Nuclear
(11.10) Added a review
(11.08) Prong recently
spent a week at a studio in Berlin, Germany recording an album of
covers, to be released via SPV/Steamhammer in the USA on March 31, 2015.
is working on an EP, it may possibly be a 25-30 minute track.
(11.06) Periphery will
release dual albums, "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega", in
North America on January 27, 2015 via Sumerian. The albums are one
coontinuous story, split into two chapters.
(11.06) A statement from Napalm Death:
"Due to illness within his family, we would like to announce that
[guitarist] Mitch Harris will, unfortunately, not be performing with us
for the near future. We stress that this is not a permanent
arrangement, although we are unsure exactly when Mitch will return
under the circumstances. Naturally, we sympathise and wish Mitch all
the best for now. In the meantime, we will be joined by guitarists who
we know can grind it out in his absence. Thanks for your understanding."
"Inked In Blood", the band's ninth studio album, sold around 5,200
copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at
position No. 75 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The band's last CD, 2009's "Darkest Day", opened with around 1,200
(10.31) Added a review
"Inked In Blood" album.
(10.31) Napalm Death's
new album "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" will be released Jan 27th 2015.
(10.30) The new drummer for Hate Eternal
is Chason Westmoreland. New album out in 2015.
".5: The Gray Chapter" sold around 132,000 copies in the United States
in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on The Billboard
This is the second No. 1 album for the band, whose fourth full-length
effort, 2008's "All Hope Is Gone" topped the chart by a narrow margin
Drummer John Boecklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick have left the band.
Singer Dez Fafara says: "Nothing dramatic, no drag-down fights; just
time to move on. " The band is on hiatus for a year while Dez does a
new Coal Chamber record, but will be back in 2016 with a new record.
(10.28) Added a review
"Blood Mantra" album.
(10.28) The Faceless
have gone through yet another lineup change. More info on the new
(10.28) The new Psycroptic
(due out next year) will be self titled.
must have some sort of curse, the band has in a serious van accident
last night on their US tour. Thankfully this time, the band is ok, and
they will continue the tour.
(10.24) Added a review
(10.23) Added a review
"Thin The Herd" album.
(10.22) Added a review
(09.25) Cannibal Corpse's
new album sold 8,800 copies in its first week to debut at position
number 32 on the Billboard top 200 chart. The bands previous album
"Torture" sold 9600 units too be at position 38.
will issue a collection of previously unreleased and hard-to-find
tracks called "Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel", all the songs on
the EP were recorded during the "Surgical Steel" sessions, and will be
released Nov 11th.
(09.05) Divine Heresy
is writing music for a new CD, and have 5 songs complete. No
announcement yet on who the drummer and bassist will be.
has decided to call it quits. They produced some awesome albums, but
with so many line up changes and founding members leaving, it was time
to let it go. Thanks guys for so much great music.
(06.25) Added a review
"The Post-Apocalyptic Servant" album.
new album should be out this Sept-Oct.
(06.20) Glass Cloud
have announced on Facebook, that they've
parted ways with drummer Chad Hasty and bassist Travis Sykes. The band
will continue and use standin musicians for their current tour.
(06.19) Expect the new Testament
album to arrive in 2015.
(06.19) "War Eternal", the new album from Arch Enemy,
sold around 8,000 copies in the United States in its first week of
release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 44. The band's
last CD, "Khaos Legions", opened with around 6,000 units back in June
2011 to land at No. 78. 2007's "Rise Of The Tyrant" debuted at No. 84
with first-week U.S. sales of around 8,900 approximately 25 percent
less than the opening number (12,000) of its predecessor, 2005's
"Doomsday Machine" (which landed at No. 87).
(06.13) Joseph, the other member of the band Bloodsoaked,
has left the band after 2 years to focus on other projects.
(05.07) Here's just a few of the bands playing this year's Summer
Slaughter tour: Morbid Angel
Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin,
Decrepit Birth. They'll be playing in San Francisco on July 7th
at The Regency Ballroom.
(05.07) Internal Bleeding
have now entered the studio to record their new album.
(05.04) Recording of both Ziltoid 2 and a new Devin Townsend
Project album has begun.
plans to enter the studio in November.
(05.02) One year ago Jeff Hanneman of Slayer
passed away. RIP dude, your contributions to metal will never be
new album "V" will be out June 3rd.
(04.25) A note from Humanity's Last
Breath's founder on the status of the band: "Hey guys! This is Buster. I
have some bad news, the band (not me) is taking an hiatus for an
unknown period of time. The band has realized that they are unable to
play live due to different obligations in their lives, this led to the
descision that HLB will be a one-man-band featuring yours truly. I am
working on an EP this time around and it will be released with another
vocalist. Since I write 90% of the stuff there will be no major change
in the music more than my personal progression as a songwriter. One
more thing! Im helping out the guys in vildhjarta with drum duties in
France and Switzerland next week! so come by and hang out!"
(04.24) Deeds Of Flesh
have finished 3 songs for their new album.
(04.18) Rob Zombie
is already working on his sixth solo CD.
have posted their previously unreleased song 'Smile', from the shelved
album "Eros", on YouTube to commemorate the first anniversary of the
passing of the band's bassist Chi Cheng. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPN2XVPxRoY
(04.12) In Flames have
set "Siren Charms" as the title of their eleventh album, due in
September via Epic.
(04.08) Death metal legends Internal Bleeding
have signed a 2 album deal with Unique Leader, and plan on releasing
their new album "Imperium" this fall. The current lineup is
original 3 members Chris Pervelis (Guitar), Bill Tolley
(drums) and Brian Hobbie (Guitar), and newcomers Jason Liff (Bass)
and Keith DeVito (vocals). Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUDErpVb28I
for a short teaser.
(04.07) Update on the new Skinless
album: "We are currently in the writing phase for our next album. The
music for about 6 brand new songs is complete or very close. Lyrics and
vocals to 2 songs are finished and more coming soon. The album will
have 7 to 8 songs total. 5 songs have titles so far and we have chosen
the album title which we'll reveal a little closer to the release. We
are on target to finally get our asses into the studio this summer. The
album is slated to be released in early 2015 by Relapse Records."
drummer (who was injured in a car accident last year) has mostly
recovered from the ordeal, and the band is practicing again, with the
hopes of going back on tour and a new record this year.
(03.19) Arch Enemy
have parted ways on good terms with longtime singer Angela Gossow, and
have added The Agonist's Alissa White-Gluz as their new singer.
Comments Angela: "Dear Arch Enemy fans, this is not easy to tell you… I
have decided to step down from being Arch Enemy's voice of anger. After
13 years of pure fucking metal, 6 studio albums and countless tours
through five continents, I feel the need to enter a different phase in
my life, be with my family and pursue other interests. I will, however,
remain business manager for Arch Enemy, and I will continue to develop
my artist management roster.I am staying true to my heavy metal roots,
just leaving the spotlight, so to speak. I am passing the torch to the
super talented Alissa White-Gluz, whom I've known as a dear friend and
a superb vocalist for many years. I always thought she deserved a
chance to shine — and now she's getting it. Just like I got that chance
back in 2001. I want to thank all Arch Enemy fans, our labels Century
Media (worldwide) and Trooper Entertainment (Japan), our dedicated road
crew, and in particular Michael, Daniel and Sharlee for their love and
support throughout all these years. It's been one hell of a ride! We
conquered every situation, made it through thick and thin together in
the most exciting and rewarding time of my life. Thank you all for
being there with me on stage, in front of the stage, and backstage. You
have touched my heart, and I hope I was able to give something back to
you. I am grateful for the wonderful memories - I will cherish them
forever! I am looking forward to the next decade of Arch Enemy madness!
Right now I am listening through rough mixes of the new studio album
and I am blown away! 2014 will see a renewed Arch Enemy at the top of
their game. I am proud to be part of this Arch Enemy chapter, albeit in
a different way — revving up the engines behind the scenes. I hope to
see you in front of the stage; I will join you there this time. Let the
killing begin, once again!"
(03.17) Devin Townsend's
"Casualties Of Cool" will be out May 14th 2014. Also, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=2D83P9Fg3pA
for a great interview with Dev about the pledge drive, and he also gets
deeply into the finances of the band, which is really great to hear
about. So many people think that musicians of Devin's caliber must make
tons of money, and the answer is no, he's doing fine but he's far from
lifelong financial security.
(03.14) Visit http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/gorguts-parts-ways-with-drummer-john-longstreth/
for a statement from Luc Lemay of Gorguts
on why John Longstreth will not be drumming for the band anymore. In
short: "Seeing the new Origin record coming along and being released
this year, John is also developing his solo career with drum clinics; I
was apprehending the complexity of orchestrating schedules for future
Gorguts tours. [...] All I can say is that I had a great experience
playing and making a record with John. [...] It's not a question of
personality or whatsoever; it's a question of each of us pushing our
individual goals and plans as artists." Read the whole statement for
(03.13) Some John Longstreth
news: "Hey just to give everyone an update on what is going on for me
in 2014. Origin
has completed the record "Omnipresent" I am extremely happy
with the outcome and can't wait until everyone gets to hear it! The DVD
is coming along nicely but it will take a few months to complete
everything. After it's completion I will be able to start sending out
perks to all the contributors. I would like to thank everyone for their
support this could not have happened without you. I will keep everyone
updated as it progresses. I have been getting asked about the Gorguts up
and coming dates lately. I will not be joining Gorguts on the up and
coming tours. Luc Lemay has decided to take out Patrice Hamelin for all
dates in 2014. I can't say I am not disappointed but I respect his
decision and it allows me to concentrate on Origin, the DVD, other
projects and future drum clinics/workshops. I am very happy to say that
some Gorguts material will be included on my up and coming DVD."
have announced their new drummer will be Michal Lysejko, who toured
with the band on their recent Lamb of God tour. The band have entered
Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland to begin recording their sixth album.
The as-yet-untitled CD is set for a release in September via Nuclear
DECAPITATED entered Hertz Studio in Bialystok,
Poland to begin recording their sixth album. The as-yet-untitled CD is
set for a release in September via Nuclear Blast.
DECAPITATED's forthcoming effort will mark the recording
debut of the band's new drummer, Michal Lysejko
(03.06) Hour Of Penance
will release their new album "Regicide" on May 13th via Prosthetic
(03.05) Arch Enemy
have started mixing their ninth studio album, "War Eternal", for a June
release via Century Media REcords.
(02.27) Posted to Devin Townsend's
twitter feed: "So check it: Z2 is going to be a double record, one
Ziltoid, one dTP, and the theme it's 'Ziltoid against the world'"
new album, "Ruining Lives", will be released through Steamhammer/SPV in
Scandinavia on April 23, in Germany on April 25, in the rest of Europe
on April 28 and in the U.S./Canada on May 13. It will be made available
as a limited digipak version including one bonus track and poster, as a
double gatefold colored vinyl version including one bonus track and the
CD in cardboard sleeve, as a standard version and download.
(02.26) Drummer Gus Rios has left Malevolent
Creation. He explains in a statement: "After several years, I
have decided to part ways permanently with Malevolent Creation. The
simple reason is personal differences. I appreciate all of the people
I've worked with during my time with the band and want to thank all of
them. I'm sure we'll work together again in the future with another
band. Most of all, I would like to thank all of the fans who have
supported the band! I'm sure you will continue to support. This opens
me up for bands in need of a touring and/or recording drummer, as well
as a full-time position if the situation is right.
(02.25) The new Misery Index
album will be called "The Killing Gods" and will be out May 23rd.
new album will be called "Reflection" and will be out in the Spring /
(02.25) Devin Townsend
put up a kickstarter type campaign for his new album "Casualties Of
Cool" and reached full funding in less than an hour. The campaign now
stands at 311% funded. Go Dev!! Visit the site for a preview of a new
song if you pledge: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/casualties-of-cool
(02.21) Added a review
"Engineering the Void" album.
(02.21) Aborted, The Zenith
Passage and headliners Kataklysm will be playing the DNA Lounge
in San Francisco on April 16th.
have finished writing the new album. and will be in the studio March
Resurrection has parted ways with bassist/vocalist Damien
Chavez. The has recruited Jeff Surmell of Solace Of Requiem to fill in
for its upcoming "March Of Death" European tour. "Many reasons went
into the decision to part ways, but all that needs to be said is that
Damien is on a different level, musically as well as personally, than
the rest of the band. Our priorities just no longer aligned."
(02.20) Hour Of Penance
hope to have a new album out this year.
will start recording their new album next month.
are about halfway done writing the new album.
have completed recording their new album.
(02.16) Arch Enemy
are recording their new album for a summer release date.
(02.15) The Omega
Experiment have written 8 songs so far for their second album.
(02.15) The Faceless
have parted ways with guitarist Wes Hauch. The band states: "Things
were moving in different directions and it seems that this is best for
everyone. We wish him the best of luck and we know he's going to
continue to do great things in music. Please keep supporting Wes in
everything he does. We definitely will. We are also currently working
on new music with bassist Evan Brewer, who is remaining a full-time
member of the band, to clear up any confusion. The cover album has also
been put on the back burner in place of new original material. We are
very excited with how things are coming together and will keep you all
updated as things progress."
(02.14) The Zenith
Passage hope to release their debut album this summer.
(02.14) Cannibal Corpse
will enter the studio this weekend to record their new album due this
new album "The Satanist" sold around 10,000 copies in the United States
in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The
Billboard 200 chart. Their last studio album, 2009's "Evangelion",
opened with around 8,500 units to land at No. 56.
(02.11) Chino of the Deftones
says the band will take the rest of the year off, and will start
thinking about a new album next year.
(02.07) Added a review
"The Satanist" album.
(02.07) Machine Head
will enter Green Day's Oakland, California's JingleTown Recording
compound on Sunday, February 9 to begin recording their new album for a
late 2014 release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
(02.06) Abysmal Torment
have signed with WiIllowtip Records.
have signed with Old School Metal Records for the release of the band
latest album, "Soul Descent - March of Death", which is due out in
have been nominated in the "Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year"
category at this year's Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the
Grammy Awards), set to be held in Winnipeg on March 30. Congrats guys,
hope you win!
(02.05) Despised Icon,
after a 3 year break, plan to do a few reunion shows. No tour or new
album is planned, it's just the guys getting back together briefly for
(02.03) Added a review
to Gods Of
"Gods Of Eden" EP.
(02.02) Message from Sensory Amusia:
"Time to announce we have parted ways with our drummer Chris and
vocalist Jared. We are very much alive and kicking and currently
writing another album, unfortunately we will have to take a break from
live shows for the foreseeable future. We want to thank everyone for
supporting our live shows these past few years"
(01.31) Added a review
"Trinity Of Falsehood" album.
(01.17) Listen to this weeks "The Racket" http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/racket/
for an interview with The Amenta
discussing their final live show that happened last night. In short,
the band always felt that they were never able to capture live all the
nuances of the band's music, so they've decided to stop doing live
performances and instead focus only on recording music.
(01.16) Added a review
"Happy Holidays 2013" free download album.
new album "The Satanist" will be out Feb 4th in North America.
(01.15) Added a review
"Tattooed By A
(01.15) Added a review
Rebirth's "Corridors Of Repugnant
(01.15) Bassist Greg Christian has left Testament.
Taking over his
role will be bass legend Steve Di Giorgio, who has played with the band
before. He will also handle bass duties on their upcoming album.
(01.10) Aeon have
announced the addition of guitarist Ronnie Björnström to the
group's ranks. Björnström produced the band's fourth studio
album, "Aeons Black", and worked as the band's front-of-house tech for
the past 4 years.