00:10 - LuciferOfGayness Its a book about swedish metal history. The chapters have great diversity on genres. There are some bm in it Watain, Bathory, Shining... It should get translated as it has more meaning to metalheads than to swedes
Only two days after bassist Terry Butler (now in Obituary) and drummer Greg Gall announced their departure from Six Feet Under, the band welcomes their new drummer, Kevin Talley.
Well-known Dååth and studio/session drummer Kevin Talley (ex-Dying Fetus, ex-Misery Index, ex-Chimaira) has joined up with Six Feet Under and will appear on the upcoming album, fulfill touring duties, etc.
Commented Chris Barnes: "I am 110% stoked to have Kevin join SFU he is undeniably one of the best, if not THE best drummer in death metal, and I'm proud to have him along for the ride!"
Barnes earlier stated the following regarding the departure: "Just to fill you all in, Steve and myself are very excited about the future of the SFU, and I have been working hard on writing the new SFU material for the past 4 months with a new writing partner.
Only less than two weeks ago, the good news came out that the 33-year-old leukemia-stricken Behemoth frontman Nergal has been released from the hospital. But the optimism proved short lived...
According to Fakt.pl, Nergal (his hot girlfriend calls him Adam Darski), has been readmitted to the hematology division of Uniwersyteckie Centrum Kliniczne in Gdansk because he developed an infection six weeks after he underwent a bone marrow transplant procedure.
Dr. Maria Bieniaszewska, assistant professor in the Department of Hematology, was quoted as saying: "The patient was taken to hospital again because he did not take proper care of himself."
It is not presently clear if the infection will affect Nergal's adoption of the bone marrow transplant and how long he will have to remain in the hospital. In his condition, when the immune system is weakened, such infections could even be life-threatening.
Throughout the year, a dedicated team at the Metal Storm HQ donates countless hours making the definitive list of all the worthwhile albums in every possible metal subgenre released throughout the year. In January, amidst heated arguments, we prune this list to an exclusive grouping of what we believe to be truly the best and most influential albums released. Our team also spends insane amounts of time preparing descriptions and making sure each and every nominee's music is easy to access and listen to.
This year, we're introducing the new Clandestine Cut Of The Year category. We're very excited to be promoting some of these fresh and hungry artists based on their excellent demos and EPs. Please take some time to check out this section.
Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet recently conducted an interview with formerly renowned Danish tennis pro Lars Ulrich.
When asked when he and his jamming buddies in Metalium would begin work on the follow-up to Death Magnetic (voted Best Heavy Metal Album of 2008 according to 478 people with the best taste in music of everyone on this site), he answered:
"There's a really good vibe in the band at the moment. In the past, we would be fed up with Metallica whenever we returned home after a gigantic world tour, but this time it's different. Therefore it won't be that long before we start working on a new album. I think that we'll probably already get the creative process going in March or April and go into the studio. We really want to get back to Metallica quickly because we are enjoying it so much right now."
Season of Mist is proud to welcome innovative Egyptian-born artist Nader Sadek to the roster.
Known as the designer responsible for the stage imagery on Mayhem's 2009 US tour, Nader decided to delve deeper into the metal world by forming his own project. He thus teamed up with guitarist Rune Eriksen (Ava Inferi, Aura Noir, ex-Mayhem), bassist Steve Tucker (ex-Morbid Angel) and drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) to create a death metal project under his own name.
Nader Sadek's debut is entitled In the Flesh and features compositions and performances by all four artists and has been set to a May 16th release in Europe, and a day later in the USA. The video for "Nigredo In Necromance" off the new album can be watched below.
Prosthetic Records is pleased to announce the signing of Italian death metal band Hour Of Penance to the label.
Currently writing their Prosthetic debut , Hour Of Penance will again spread their plague of destruction across the clubs and festivals of Europe as part of a major tour throughout June and July with Deicide, Belphegor and The Amenta.
Hour Of Penance commented on the signing: "This is a very important opportunity for Hour of Penance and a big reward for almost 10 years of activity of this band. We're very proud to be part of the Prosthetic records family and we're eager to start working with such a great label. A new label, a new line-up and of course a new album which is obviously in the works and will be recorded soon... expect a new Hour Of Penance album this year and of course be prepared! We will tour as much as we can in 2011!"
Armod, the new album from Swedish folk power metal band Falconer, will be released on June 3th in Europe via Metal Blade Records.
Armod was recorded at King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden during December and January.
Falconer commented: "The recording and mixing process went smoother than ever before. The album is embracing the Swedish folk music to a greater extent than before making it sound slightly more down to earth. The music spans from acoustic songs with cello, flute and fiddle to songs with blast beats and really heavy riffing.
As said before this is a 'one-time-only' album and does not define the future sound of Falconer, but it was about time to pay full notice to the infuence that has always made us different. Now we have that out of our system!"
Colosseum will release their final album, Chapter 3: Parasomnia, on March 9th in Finland and on March 25th in the rest of the world through Firebox Records.
Chapter 3: Parasomnia will be a tribute to the late Juhani Palomäki, who died right after the recording process in May last year.
The album was recorded on April 2010, and was mixed and mastered during the autumn and winter of 2010. Containing five lengthy epics and contributions from a number of session musicians, Chapter 3: Parasomnia marks the end of Colosseum as a band, bringing the listener the whole scale of darkness in funeral doom as extreme as it gets.
US thrashers Bonded By Blood were involved in a weather-caused van accident last weekend. On the icy highway to Trenton, NJ their van slipped and trailer flipped over. Thankfully nobody got hurt, though their trailer was damaged beyond immediate repair.
Bassist Jerry Garcia, who was driving the van, tells the story: "As I was driving down the road the weather kept getting worse and worse. It was very difficult to see outside of our windows and the road was becoming one big sheet of ice. I was going about 40-45 mph about two hours from the venue, listening to the song "Chase The Wind" by our friends band Holy Grail on my headphones, when suddenly I realized that our trailer was on a massive hydroplane completely adjacent to us. I laid off the gas and as soon as I did the trailer pulled the van and caused me to loose complete control. All I could say was "OH FUUUUCK!" I managed to narrowly miss the center divider and a few cars before we skid completely across the highway and almost hit the wall on the other side."
Ihsahn - black metal innovator and all round creative genius - will be doing some guest vocals on the new Devin Townsend album, entitled Decontruction.
The ex-Emperor main-man had the following to say: "I have been a long time fan of Devin and his work, and when he asked me to do some vocals for his upcoming Deconstruction album, I said yes right away. Devin is one of those few uncompromising artists who goes anywhere with their music, wherever that takes them. Nothing but respect!"
In other news, Ihsahn will play at the Kabuto Metal Festival in Japan this spring for the first time ever. Accompanied with the guys in Leprous, they will play Namba Hatch in Osaka on May 21 and May 22 at Studio Coast in Tokyo.
Original Six Feet Under bassist Terry Butler has told Blabbermouth that he and longtime drummer Greg Gall have quit the band. Butler (ex-Death, ex-Massacre) will now be playing with Obituary instead.
Butler's statement goes as follows: "I would just like to put it out there that Greg Gall and I have parted ways with Six Feet Under.
As many of you know, I have been helping Obituary out on bass over the past year and now will be officially joining them as a permanent band member. Being in Six Feet Under for 16 years, I have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of our dedicated fans and have made many friends along the way. I hope to see you out there! I wish nothing but the best for Chris Barnes and Steve Swanson in their future with Six Feet Under."
Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I, the upcoming album of US drone band Earth, has been made available for streaming in its entirety, exclusively at National Public Radio, for a limited time (until February 7th).
Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I will be released on February 7th through Southern Lord Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
The 2011 line-up for the annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has been revealed. The tour will make a 26-date trek across North America throughout July and August.
Playing on mainstage are Disturbed, Godsmack, and Megadeth joined by Machine Head, Trivium and In Flames (who'll perform in rotating slots throughout the tour). The Jagermeister stage will feature Unearth, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Red Fang and the Jaggermeister Battle of The Bands Winner. The Extreme stage will spotlight Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish and Straight Line Stitch.
All further information can be found at this location.
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011:
Jul. 09 - San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA
"War of the Gods", a brand-new track from Swedish melodeath warriors Amon Amarth, has been made available for streaming below, or over at SurturRising.com.
"War of the Gods" comes off the band's upcoming new album Surtur Rising, which will be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on March 25th, in the rest of Europe on March 28th, and in North America on March 29th through Metal Blade Records.