Sunday, August 31, 2008

-- Download MASTER's new track now!

Ibex Moon Records have just made available a brand new track from upcoming record of legendary US death metallers Master. Slave Of Society can be streamed and downloaded at Ibex Moon Records' myspace page.
click here to check it out now

-- Satyricon declares The Age Of Nero

November 3 is the day we all gonna listen to Norway's darkest imports Satyricon's brand new album. The Age Of Nero was recorded at Sun City Studios California (no, not at the cold forests of scandinavia) and will be out via Roadrunner Records.
As die-hard fans already heard Satyricon recruited two musicians for live shows. Gildas La Pape will handle the six string duties and Victor Brandt of Total Javla Mörker will deal with the bass lines.
It's confirmed that Satyricon will tour with labelmates Cradle Of Filth on January and February '09.

here is the full track listing:
01. Commando
02. The Wolfpack
03. Black Crow On A Tombstone
04. Die By My Hand
05. My Skin Is Cold (album version)
06. The Sign Of The Trident
07. Last Man Standing
08. Den Siste

Friday, August 29, 2008

-- listen to The Amenta's new track now!!

Click here to check out Autralian extremists The Amenta's brand new tune called Slave from their upcoming Listenable Records release "n0n" which will be out in late october.
here is the full track listing of "n0n":
01. On
02. Junky
03. Vermin
04. Entropy
05. Slave
06. Whore
07. Spine
08. Skin
09. Dirt
10. Atrophy
11. Cancer
12. Rape

-- Nevermore DVD out on October 20

Here's the DVD we all waiting for! Seattle's enemies of reality Nevermore releasing their DVD titled "Year Of The Voyager" on October 20 via Century Media. The main featurette of the DVD will be a full show recorded back in 2006 in Bochum Germany. It will also include bonus live performance video footage of Nevermore's Gigantour, Wacken and Metal Mania performances. Whatsmore 8 promo videos and an interview with Warrel Dane will also be included in this package.
for more Nevermore info click here

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

5to1: 5 Q&A with German newcomers ONE BULLET LEFT

On this new episode(!) of 5to1 interviews Önder from German newcomers One Bullet Left answered [of violence]'s questions here we go! Before you move on to reading i suggest you to browse their profile and check out their brand new recorded tunes.
one bullet left @myspace

- Let's start with giving us a brief info about who the hell is One Bullet Left? :)
One Bullet Left is a metal band from Germany founded in 2005. We are 5 guys having a good time making loud, noisy music with really heavy sounding riffs but also a lot of melody involved. I hope that's enough information ... You can find more about us on our myspace page (especially our biography), of course...
- I know that you guys are currently working on the debut full-length. What's the current state of the album? Any release dates confirmed?
There is no release date confirmed yet, no. But we have finished five songs completely, and three other ones are almost done. The working vibe is pretty good at the moment, so we are confident that we will succeed finishing this first album soon.
-The overall sound and style of the debut album will be like the tracks featured at your myspace page or will there be any minor or major differences? which one of the songs you have at your profile page do you think represents OBL's sound best?
One of the best things about this band is, from my personal point of view as a musician, that there is a broad range of diversity within the music. You can say that each one of our songs somehow is „metal“, but one track can sound like thrash metal, another one is more like metalcore or death metal or whatever... i know that most bands claim to be innovative and diverse like that, but in this case, i would swear on my mom that to be true ;)
„Armageddon Sunrise“ shows our melodic side, i would suggest, „Feast For The Carnivore“ is a more brutal song, so those two combined, you maybe can get a feeling for what to expect of our album, maybe ..

- Current German metal/hardocore scene seems to quite active maybe even the most productive scene in European territories.. what would you like to tell us about the scene and OBL's place and goals in this scene?
The German scene really is active, yes, but this does not necesserily mean an advantage for a band, because it's pretty obvious, that it gets difficult to catch some attention when you are one among thousands...On the other hand, it's is pretty cool to meet new people so often on concerts and having the opportunity to play on so many different locations, festivals etc., and we don't take that for granted; I guess, we are very lucky to be a metal band from germany, a lot of metal things going on here...
I don't really know what to say about our „place“ in this scene, other people have a more objective point of view on that, I guess... Finishing our first full length- album is our main goul at the moment, a record, that each member of the band can be proud of...that should be the most important thing...if other people like our stuff, we feel very comfortable with that, of course...but you can't predict the future anyway, so we will see, what will happen after that, who knows...
- Apart from OBL, tell which other bands you think will be big sooner or later from Germany's underground metal/hardcore scene?
Wow, difficult question. As you know and I told, the scene here is SO active...Seriously, I really don't have a clue... there are a lot of bands with much potential, that's for sure...

-- new video from Slipknot.... "Psychosocial"

here is the brand new video
have a look!
Slipknot - Psychosocial Official Music Video

Monday, August 25, 2008

-- Download brand new Amon Amarth song : Twilight Of The Thundergod free

Metal Blade Records has just made available mp3 of a track from viking kings Amon Amarth's upcoming release Twilight Of The Thundergod.
click here to download title track Twilight of The Thundergod now!!

check out metal blade shop for release versions and details!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

-- These Are They: New band from Novembers Doom Members

Hailing from Chicago These Are They is the name of the new down-tuned guitar driven Chicago style death metal band founded by ex-Novembers Doom axeman Steve Nicholson and Paul Kuhr (vocalist of Novembers Doom). A full track titled The Indweller has just been uploaded to band's myspace profile. It is said to be fans of Obituary and Entombed should be among the first ones to greet and welcome this band to their archives!
check out These Are They @ myspace

Saturday, August 23, 2008

-- The Duskfall No More...

Swedish melodic death veterans The Duskfall announced recently that they are disbanded after the departure of main songwriter Mikael Sandorf. After putting out 4 albums toured worldwide its quite sad to hear the bad news from The Duskfall camp.
Here is the statement Sandorf made taken from Blabbermouth:
"The time has come for me to leave THE DUSKFALL after nine years. This has been a decision I have breathed, slept and thought over for a long time. I have gone through a lot of good and fun times with the rest of the guys but keeping this band alive has taken a toll on me in my personal life. I feel that we have managed to write and record four great albums together, but now it's time for me to move on."
Sandorf also adds he has some new projects in his mind and asks for some patience from their fans.

-- A DVD from Israeli metallers Salem

Salem will be issueing their new dvd titled Salem Underground on August 28. The dvd will feature a full concert footage including some guest performances by Attila Chisar of Mayhem. Plus a 32 minutes documentary titled Black and Blue and White - The History Of Salem 1985 -2003. There also will be a audio cd and 12 page booklet. It seems like a pretty intensive package for Salem fans worldwide.

check out Salem @ myspace for more cool stuff.

-- The Haunted new album titled "Versus"

Versus the new full length from Swedish monsters of modern extreme metal, The Haunted will be out via Century Media in late September. Versus was again recorded with Tue Madsen who also produced bands two previous efforts too.
Moronic Colossus, a fresh new track from Versus is currently available at the band's myspace page.
click here to check it out now!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

-- Stormwarrior joins Firewind on tour this fall

After performing at some major festivals of this summer like Magic Circle, Hammer Of the Gods Spain and Metal Mania German knights Stormwarrior will be joining forces with Greek metallers Firewind on tour in november. Here are the confirmed dates for Live Premonition over Europe Tour :
04.11.08, DE, Hamburg @ Markthalle
05.11.08, DE, Essen @ Turock
06.11.08, NL, Tilburg @ 013
07.11.08, DE, Hannover @ Musikzentrum
08.11.08, BE, Vosselaar @ Biebob
09.11.08, NL, Kerkrade @ Rock Club

check out more at:
Stormwarrior @ myspace

Sunday, August 17, 2008

-- WiszdomStone's new track "The Sky Is Falling"

Jackson, Wisconsin's progressive heavy metallers WiszdomStone has just made available a new track at their myspace page.
Click here
to check out "The Sky Is Falling".

-- Aere Aeternus debut full-length "Humanity Needs No Funeral"

French Label Kaosthetik releases Aere Aerternus's debut full-length this week. "Humanity Needs No Funeral" tracklist will include titles like "Conjuration Employed Towards Invocation Of Lust And Destruction", "Life Is Nothing But A Parod" & " Final Words Before Cosmic Silence"..
Click on the flyer on the left to learn more about the release and check out Aere Aeternus @ myspace to get more idea about their mystic sexual rituals ..

Thursday, August 14, 2008

-- Unearth - The March tracklist revealed

While awaiting for a confirmed release date as October 10 via Metal Blade Records, Boston quintet revealed the final traclist of their 2008 release as follows:
1.) My Will Be Done
2.) Hail the Shrine
3.) Crow Killer
4.) Grave of Opportunity
5.) We Are Not Anonymous
6.) The March
7.) Cutman
8.) The Chosen
9.) Letting Go
10.) Truth or Consequence

for more up to date info check out Unearth's myspace page

-- Vomitory cancels dates with Incantation

Because of the things beyond control of the band, Swedish brutal death veterans Vomitory sadly announced that they have to cancel European shows with Incantation. Some of the shows fortunately will take place .. here is the full list of these Vomitory performances:
11 Sept – DE - Berlin - K17
12 Sept – DE - Bischofswerda - Morbide Festspiele
13 Sept – DE - Bitterfeld - Festung
14 Sept – NL - Zaandam - Kade
27 Sept – DE - Essen - Essen Death Fest 7 / Turock

By the mean time Vomitory gladly confirmed the release date of their next record as May 2009.

Vomitory @ myspace

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

-- another brand new track from Toxic Holocaust

Portland thrashers Toxic Holocaust posted a new track from their upcoming full-length which will be out in september. This will be the band's first ever release from Relapse Records and announced to be titled "An Overdose Of Death". With the addition of the this brand new track to their myspace now we are able to hear 3 new toxic tunes.
To check out Endless Armageddon and the rest of the new 3 tracks click here!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

-- Unearth's March continues

Boston metallers upcoming album's title is The March. It'll be again out via Metal Blade Records and will include an extra DVD-bonus in European territories. According to their label Unearth's forthcoming record will be out on October 13. This time we see Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage as the producer instead of Terry Date.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

-- Emeth parts ways with Tom Ales

Hailing from Belgium ex-Aborted guitarist Matty Dupont's band Emeth has announced that they have parted ways with their drummer Tom Ales. Ales was the sticksman for the critically acclaimed death metallers for seven years. Here is the official statement:
"We are sad to announce that ..Tom Ales.. has decided after seven skincrushing years to leave the band, to focus on family. This is not a sudden decision, but something that has been pending for several months now. Since the band grew rapidly the last few years, the time and commitment needed for being in studio and on tours increased. Tom had always twisted and turned his personal life to the maximum to be able to go along with the band shedule. Now seven years and 2 kids later, he has reached the end of his stretchings and choose to focus full time on his family life. There are no hard feelings mutually and ..EMETH.. wishes Tom all the best for his future musical career."

By the way, if you are interested in being a part of Emeth as the new kid behind the drum kit
here's the email address to apply:


Monday, August 4, 2008

5to1: 5 Q&A with German Death Metallers NECROID

Here is a brand new 5to1 interview after some time. German death metal trio Necroid's Stefan -the man behind the mic and guitar duties- generously replied [of violence]'s questions.
To accompony this reading session first i advice you to browse their myspace page and check out some brutal tunes from their latest offering Nefarious Destiny!

-Germany's not quite best known for its death metal acts to be honest... So how does it for you to be a German death metal band? What was the main motives for you when necroid first formed?
Why isn't germany famous for death metal? Fleshcrawl, Debauchery, hmmm... well that's all, probably you're right! But in fact the underground scene in germany consists mainly of death metal acts... When we formed Necroid we were all in the age of 16-18, it was the music we loved and we wanted to play and conquer the world! ;)

-As far as i've checked out latest full-length of you guys, Nefarious Destiny got very good reviews.. After some months passed since the release of the cd, when you sit back and think about the whole recording process and the feedback you had after the release.. can we say you are fully satisfied with the result?
Yes, indeed - we can! We still like to listen to this record. There is absolutely nothing that i like to have changed! The sound is heavy, the songs are great - perfect!

-Eike Freese of Dark Age produced Nefarious Destiny... He has a quite promising career in production apart from his highly praised frontman skills at Dark Age... How did you guys decided to work with him? And how was the whole recording sessions? Any big fights to confess?? :))
I'm a huge Dark Age fan, so I wanted him to produce our record. I called him and we made everything clear! When we travelled to him, to Hamburg, we had a great time - without any harsh and brutal fights. He is a great producer: he has always additional ideas, but hasn't any problems if the band wants to do it her own way. In addition to that he gives every band a very personal sound... and not the same sound for every band like unfortunately many producers do! Well, enough advertisment for Eike! ;)

-I wonder what are the favorite albums these days at the Necroid headquarters?
Woo, at the moment i'm in a hard rock mood - Ugly Kid Joe, AC/DC, Guns 'n Roses and stuff like that... but that changes from week to week!

-Whatz next for Necroid? What are the plans 'til the end of the year for you guys?
Unfortunately our drummer Andi left Necroid, so our first plan is to get a new drummer to be able to play shows again! Beyond that we're talking to some labels... let's see if we find something interessting for us!

click here to purchase Nefarious Destiny online!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

-- Mastodon says no to Rasputin concept

Troy Sanders of Grammy nominated mammut metallers has just set the end for the rumours about the band's new albums theme.
"I'm glad people are speculating on what the record's gonna be. We want to keep some of the mystery behind it until the record hits the stands. But the record is not based on the life of Rasputin." told the bass player and the vocalist of the critically acclaimed band.
Sanders also give some hints about the musical direction of the upcoming record:
"Some of the guitar parts really space out. We paid a lot of attention to the vocal patterns. We really tried to become more melodic with the vocals, making them more intertwined with the songs. It's by far the biggest departure from record to record that we've done. A lot of the stuff on this record doesn't quite sound like us. You know it's us, because it's obvious that it is when you hear it. But on first listen, you don't know what the hell's going on."

Friday, August 1, 2008

-- Swedish band Devian answers handpicked questions comin' from the fans

-- August 8 is the day to be banished

Banished From Inferno (formerly known as Berenice Bleeding), Ibex Moon Records' newest offering is releasing their debut EP on August 8. Here is the official press release from Ibex Moon Records headquarters :
"BANISHED FROM INFERNO features in its ranks longtime friends Rober (MACHETAZO), Phlegeton (WORMED, GODÜS, HUMAN MINCER) and Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, RIBSPREADER, DEMIURG, EDGE OF SANITY). The band's only aim is to play some evil and beer-fucked old-school death metal mostly influenced by CELTIC FROST, OBITUARY, DARKTHRONE, BATHORY, old Scandinavian metal and stuff like that."
You can have your share of evilish oldschool death metal of Banished From Inferno at their myspace page.. two new songs of their self titled EP are being streamed right now.
Banished From Inferno @ myspace
Ibex Moon Records @myspace

-- "hyems" coming strong again

German blackened death metallers hyems (latin word for winter) have made available online a new song from their sophomore effort at their myspace site. Following 2007's debut release "Antinomie", the band is currently working on the new album.