Thursday, February 21, 2008

-- New drummer @ The Absence front

Tampa metallers have been searching for a new guy behind the drum kit for some time and according to the band's announcement the search is finally over.
"We had some good drummer's show up to the audition on the 3rd. We video taped all of them and watched the videos. After all the audition's we found a guy who just nailed the songs very well and we have been rehearsing with him every week since. His name is Justin Reynolds. The kid is wicked good and keeps time very well without a click track. That is a quality you dont find often in a drummer.
So now that the drummer search is over, Get ready for The Absence to start touring again and bringing head banging metal to your town!We are all excited and feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of our shoulders. We cant wait to hit the road soon. Thanks to all the drummer's who came out to the audition. We appreciate your efforts." says guitar player, Patrick Pintavalle.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

-- Misery Signals, August Burns Red joins..

Misery Signals and August Burns Red join superstars of 'core As I Lay Dying on an upcoming US (and also incl. Canada) tour kicking off in April.
check out bands' myspace for confirmed dates..

-- New track available pre-release

ORIGIN have just made a new track available from their upcoming album Antithesis @ their myspace page.
here is the official statement from Relapse Records:
"Antithesis, the follow-up to 2005’s Echoes of Decimation, brings what is widely considered to be the band’s strongest line-up back together (Paul Ryan – guitars / vocals, Jeremy Turner – guitars / vocals, James Lee – vocals, Mike Flores – bass / vocals, and John Longstreth – drums) since the band’s Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas album. Antithesis was engineered by Rob Rebeck at Chapman Studios, mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound, and is set for an April 1 North American release date, April 7 internationally.
ORIGIN will embark on a European headlining tour at the end of May with support from IMPALED and HOUR OF PENANCE. Additionally, ORIGIN have been confirmed as one of the headliner’s at this year’s Central Illinois Metalfest in July. A complete listing of ORIGIN tour dates will be announced shortly."

-- Gojira almost done!

French metal dealers, Gojira, nearly finished working on their new album. The follow up to 2006's From Mars To Sirius will hopefully hit the stores via Listenable Records in summer 2008.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

-- Melechesh says no to renew their contract..

Inventors of "Sumerian thrashing black metal" genre Melechesh, officially stated they will not be renewing their contract with Osmose Productions. They have fulfilled their 3 album agreement with the label and will announce their new label soon.

read the official statement from the band below:
"After circa eight years with Osmose Productions, we feel this is the right time to move on. This does not change our high opinion of this cult record company who truly does good old-fashioned A&R work and builds bands over the course of time. I, on behalf of MELECHESH, extend our best wishes to Osmose Productions and their staff, especially Herve and Nicolas, who have become with the years people we can call our friends; we also extend our regards and appreciation to The End Records, the exclusive licensee label in USA, for their efforts on the North American continent."

-- Listen GrindMinded's new full-length online!

Dutch band Grindminded made available their new album for an online treat!
so if you're interested in a quickie click here!

to learn more about how to get a copy of the album visit :

-- Brand new live & loud recordings from HELL WITHIN

Brand new live recordings of two tracks has just been added to Massachusetts' Hell Within's myspace. is the link as you can guess quite easily :)

..and a video of the band for those who like their news items served hot and visual!

-- Arch Enemy's Eurotrip in April

here are the newly confirmed dates:
April-13-2008 Helsinki, Tavastia (FINLAND)
April-15-2008 St Petersburg, Port (RUSSIA)
April-16-2008 Moscow, DK Gorbunova (RUSSIA)
April-19-2008 Amsterdam, Melkweg (HOLLAND)
April-20-2008 Paris, Bataclan (FRANCE)
April-21-2008 Antwerp, Hof Ter Loo (BELGIUM)
April-23-2008 Birmingham, Academy (UK, with OPETH)
April-24-2008 Glasgow, Barrowlands(UK, with OPETH)
April-25-2008 Manchester, Academy(UK, with OPETH)
April-26-2008 London, Brixton Academy (UK, with OPETH)

for more about Arch Enemy :

-- Mix Mankind Is Obsolete

Mankind Is Obsolete spreads out the word for their desire to have their fans to do some remixes of their tunes for a in-the-works remix CD scheduled to be out later this year.
here is the statement from the band:
" We added a feature to our website for anyone to remix our music from the new album "Trapped Inside." We're planning on putting out a remix cd later this year with some of the remixes that our friends and fans provide us. Go to the link below for the sound files. Be sure to email us here and let us know when you've got something for us to check out. Thanks!!"

and here is their myspace page:

HANNI KOHL - Doom2 [2007]

Hanni Kohl
Doom2 [2007]

Here we have a new German band getting all their influences from "girls". Well, at least, they tell so at their myspace page. So we gotta believe them right? Doom2 is their second self release, and they share the CD via their myspace too (in fact their both two releases can be downloaded from their page). Kicking off with an "introduction" track, one can pretty much get the whole idea behind their main motives and style immediately. Computerized sounds and minimal keyboard melodies with brutal ( and guttural for sure) vocals sets the tone for these young weirdos' music. Although it's quite hard to take them seriously at this phase of their career, nintendo-core admirers and Killwhitneydead fans would be interested in havin' a slice of this german outfit's ultra-non-commercial tunes.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

vid: Rotting Christ - Enuma Elish

Rotting Christ's video for the song Enuma Elish taken from their latest studio album Thegonia..