The Embodiment Of Paradox And Chaos is the title of third studio album by grindcore "supergroup" Lock Up. The new album, tentatively due this spring via a yet to be determined record label, was recorded at the end of the last year at HVR Studios in Ipswich, UK and is scheduled to be mixed later this month.
A new track, "Life Of Devastation", set to appear on an upcoming split seven-inch single with Misery Index, can be streamed at the band's MySpace.
The contemporary Lock Up line-up looks as follows:
Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria, Venomous Concept) - bass
Nicholas Barker (ex-Cradle Of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir, Benediction) - drums
Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, ex-Nightrage, The Great Deceiver) - vocals
Sons Of Aeon has uploaded three brand-new songs online. The tracks are called "Weakness," "Seeds of Destruction," and "Burden" and are available for streaming/free download at the band's website.
The drums were recorded at Studio Watercastle in Jyväskylä, Finland by Arttu Sarvanne, while guitars and bass were recorded at Sons Of Aeon's home studio and the vocals were handled by Teemu Liekkala. The mixing and mastering was taken care of by Antti Malinen.
The Finnish-based metal band features ex-Swallow The Sun drummer Pasi Pasanen, Ghost Brigade guitarist Wille Naukkarinen and Ghost Brigade guitarist Tommi Kiviniemi on bass. The line-up is completed with Code For Silence vocalist Tony Kaikkonen and Tapio Vartiainen on guitars.
Following the recent commotion concerning a lawsuit for copyright infringement filed by Rammstein, Apocalyptica have now released a statement clarifying the events:
"The article's headline Anwalt24.de, ed.] is substantially wrong: neither the band Apocalyptica nor their management are or were involved in the described lawsuit. However, the parties involved are the band Rammstein and Sony Music Entertainment GmbH, as the successor of the by now defunct affiliated label "Gun Records".
Apocalyptica and Halbe Miete Management regret the events, but neither had any influence on a violation of trademark and naming rights, nor any part in whatsoever resulting agreements.
It is correct, that "Gun Records" published advertisements with the stated endorsement disregarding existing agreements, and the band Rammstein subsequently filed a lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment GmbH as the parent company. It is furthermore correct, that Sony Music Entertainment GmbH and Rammstein have agreed on a settlement. The details of which, however, are unknown to Apocalyptica and Halbe Miete Management. We ask that further articles on the topic correctly reproduce the facts."
Today Is The Day are set to enter the studio any time soon to start the recordings of their Black Market Activities debut. The band will be recording in March with Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou. A summer release is expected.
Afterwards, Today Is The Day will do a European tour in support of the album. Dates have yet to be announced. The band has also been confirmed for the Roadburn Festival on Thursday April 14th in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that renowned tattoo artist and Leviathan mainman Jef "Wrest" Whitehead (also Lurker Of Chalice, Krieg, Twilight) was charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated domestic battery Sunday and held on $350,000 bond after allegedly attacking his girlfriend.
Cook County prosecutors said an argument between the couple began about 12:30 a.m. Saturday at a home connected to a tattoo shop in the 1100 block of West Taylor Street. Whitehead allegedly used the tools of his trade to sexually assault his girlfriend after he slammed her head against a floor and choked her.
The woman was taken to the University of Illinois Medical Center in fair to serious condition, said Quention Curtis, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman. Her condition was not known Sunday.
Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa, the unpronounceable sixth full-length album of Finnish metallers Moonsorrow will be released through Spinefarm Records on the following dates:
February 21: UK
February 23: Finland
February 25: Germany, Switzerland, Austria
February 28: Rest of Europe
An album release show is planned for April 1st at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland.
In an update in September, the band described the material as follows: "This stuff is cold, heavy and crushing. Lyrically we're dealing with life after the end of the world, so there is no light at the end of that tunnel either."
Resurrected US gore legends Autopsy will enter Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California in early February with producer Adam Munoz to begin recording their new album, Macabre Eternal, for a spring release via Peaceville Records.
Canadian-based Sonic Unyon Metal are proud to announce that they'll officially reissue Concealed, the classic first album from progressive death metal outfit Augury, this March.
Originally released in 2004 via Galy Records, this updated version features a fully remastered recording of the album, also expanded to include two bonus tracks from the band's 2006 demo. This definitive edition will also be packaged in a new digipak format, designed by Sven De Calluwe of Aborted.
Formed in Montreal, Quebec at the end of 2001, Augury immediately made an impact in the Canadian death metal scene with their technical/classically-inspired progressive death metal attack. The unit entered the studio with Yannick St-Amand (Martyr, Unexpect) in 2004 to record their Concealed debut. The record was mixed by Jean-Francois Dagenais (Kataklysm, Misery Index) and then set loose upon the anxious public. After the release of Concealed, Augury signed with Nuclear Blast Records, who in 2009 unveiled the band's critically acclaimed 2009 album Fragmentary Evidence, further cementing the band's name into the upper ranks of the progressive death scene.
"The End of It All", the new video from Sirenia has been posted online and can now be watched below. "The End of It All" comes off the band's upcoming album, The Enigma of Life, which will be released on January 21st, 2011. More details on The Enigma of Life are available over here.
Deadlock will release their new album Bizzaro World in late February/early March, depending on your location, via Lifeforce Records. The band has just released an audio album teaser, available at this location. A worldwide digital single, State Of Decay, will precede the album on February 7th. More details on Bizzaro World were previously posted over here.
"Soul Journeys", the new video from Finnish melodic death metal band Omnium Gatherum has been posted online and can now be watched below. "Soul Journeys" comes off the band's upcoming album, New World Shadows, hitting stores in early February. More New World Shadows album details are available here.
Benedikt Bjarnason, former guitarist of German melodic death metal band Mourning Caress, has died of cancer at age 32. Bjarnason passed away in late December, but the band only revealed the news today.
"Still words cannot describe our feelings. On December 29th, 2010 our friend and longtime guitarist Benedikt Bjarnason died. He stepped out of the band in January 2009 due to many obligations, mainly work-related. In spring 2010 he got diagnosed with cancer. But in spite of his positive attitude, distinctive humour, courage and immense will to defeat the disease, he lost this battle. We will never forget you."
"Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Sathan", the new video from the Austrian metallers Belphegor, can be viewed at this location.
The clip was shot and edited this past October by director Alexander Koenig in Abtenau, Austria. Keeping with the concept of the forthcoming Blood Magick Necromance, album the crew went through over 60 liters of fresh blood within two nights of shooting. Smashing all oppressive morals with anti-Christian sentiment, the band presents a raw look at depraved blood rites which celebrate the liberation of man through death.
Bass devastator Serpenth stated: "The clip aims to strip down the viewer's psyche with an onslaught of sadistic sex, musick and magick. The ritual action caught on tape was also inspired in part by the world famous works of Viennese Actionists such as Hermann Nitsch and Gunter Brus. Rachael Kozak took over the role of the possessed Sukkubus. As Pro-Domina she was perfect and totally into the role. The blood cut deeper than any drug. The process of such an intense shoot served as a cathartic experience for all involved, making what went on behind the scenes just as important as the final outcome of the visuals."