By popular, close to overwhelming demand we are hosting a Tr00 Satanic Black Metal edition of the infamous Greatest Metal Video Ever... Series. Here to take you on a journey to the world of raped goat corpses, shameless blasphemy and expressive panda make-up is your mistress of evil, Elodie Artour. Off we go!
The Black Satans - Satanic Darkness
Shot in the deepest darkest woods of Finland on a sunny summerday, The Black Satan's video has everything a black metal video needs: inverted crosses, an undisputed toughguy attitude, female slaves, evil facial expressions, partial nudity and a flag of Norway. Grimness; they're doing it right!
Reckless Tide - Kleemähendeäbte
The life of a black metal warrior sure is tough... or so this video implies. We all know those days when you wake up with tons of make-up and Hawaii shorts on, when it feels like the whole world - including that son of a bitch Superman - seems to be in your way. Add a wiseguy in a suit who has had his face painted, performing a line that could be described best as a mixture of Alphaville and HIM, whispering to a plush white tiger and an iceman trying to make a living... and what do you get? The perfect black metal video of course!
Ex-Carnal Forge drummer and founding member Stefan Westerberg (ex-Steel Attack, World Below, Asperity) - who parted ways with Carnal Forge back in January - has now officially joined Wasteland Skills, the alternative metal band from Kristianstad, Sweden.
Commented the band: "Today is a great day for the band, we´re now a full band again. Our NEW drummer is Stefan Westerberg (ex. Carnal Forge). And we´re now rehearsing as much as we can so we can hit the road and play for you guys."
The band just got signed with Swedish Amplifi Management and a new record, Beyond the Barrier, is scheduled to be released in November/December. More info on Wasteland Skills can be found on MySpace.
Rotting Christ will be touring Russia later this month. The band commented as follows:
"It's been 3 years since our last visit and 5 years since our first ever visit in Russian land. A visit that will be marked in our mind as one of the most interesting in our career. Now we have the chance to revive our memories in one of the most interesting countries to perform as musician. So we can proudly anounce our third visit in Russia that will include the following shows in the following territories. We are anxious to meeting you all up brothers and sisters. Till then... Keep the spirit alive."
20 Oct 2010 - Orlandina-St. Petesburg
21 Oct 2010 - XO -Moscow
22 Oct 2010 - Tarantul-Veronezh
Primal Fear will not play the 3 concerts in France due to contractual desputes. The shows include 12 Oct (Paris), 13 Oct (Lyon) and 14 Oct (Mulhouse). The band apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause to the fans that have already purchased tickets. The band further hopes to reschedule the affected shows in the future. Instead of the shows in France Primal Fear will now play two exclusive shows in Switzerland and the Netherlands.
October 13 - Switzerland - Uster - Rock City
October 14 - Netherlands - Zwolle - Hedon
US stoner metal band High On Fire is happy to announce that they will be touring Europe this December, together with industrial metal masters
Tour dates are as follows:
December 4, 2010 - Gruenspan - Hamburg, GER
December 5, 2010 - 013 - Tilburg, HOL
December 6, 2010 - Den Atelier - Luxembourg City, LUX
December 7, 2010 - Trix - Antwerp, BEL
December 8, 2010 - Garage - Saarbrucken, GER
December 9, 2010 - Arena - Vienna, AUS
December 11, 2010 - Komplex 457 - Zurich, SWI
December 12, 2010 - Estragon - Bologna, ITA
December 13, 2010 - Essigfabrik - Cologne, GER
December 14, 2010 - Le Trianon - Paris, FRA
December 15, 2010 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
December 16, 2010 - QMU - Glasgow, SCO
"Ohrwurm", the new bloody disgusting video from Cephalic Carnage off their recent work Misled By Certainty, has premiered at Bloody-Disgusting.com. The video, directed by Bloody-Disgusting contributor Michael Panduro, is as NSFW as you can possibly get and you should probably not eat before viewing.
Michael Panduro states: "This is my third video for a band based on the opposite side of the planet, but it's the first one where I've gone balls in. I applaud Cephalic Carnage for going along on a concept like this and I'm very thankful for the complete freedom I've had. Even though this video was shot on a shoestring budget, everybody pitched in more than they had to and I think the final result shows the guts of the actors involved."
To/Die/For mainman and vocalist Jape Perätalo has checked in with the following update:
"Time between Wounds Wide Open and 2010 is been too long time without doing "almost nothing" with To/Die/For.
We tried to create it with Tonmi Lillman and we used one year but things did not go forward as it should go. Tonmi is very great drummer and recorder and musician. But he is having so much other things to do also (Vanguard, Ajattara). To/Die/For is a thing I wanna do with all of heart and that's why I decided to be free, and do it without Tonmi again. It is sad but I have my life too and I cannot just wait and wait all the time. Of course there is other reasons too but nothing personal problems. I love him as a friend always. So... I saw two possibilities: Trying to it with Tonmi it would take too long and album would not come before 2020 or do it sooner with guys whos are living more near me, rehearsing would be easier etc. etc. many reasons.
After 10 years of service - and shortly before the release of the new album The Tinder Box - vocalist Rob Sowden has left UK prog metallers Arena. Here's the word from the band:
"We are sad to announce that singer Rob Sowden has decided to part ways with the band. The explanation given so many times at moments like this is "musical differences", usually as a veil for somewhat darker reasons; but actually, in this case, it is precisely the reason. Arena thank Rob for his involvement and support for the last ten years and wish him all the best for the future. In the meantime Arena will be performing their shows in November where they will be presenting their new vocalist, as well as material from their next album, The Tinder Box."
Monster Magnet have debuted a new video clip for the song "Gods And Punks" at this location. The song comes off the band's upcoming album Mastermind scheduled for release later this month. All details available here.
The new Cradle Of Filth video for "Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)" is now available on the band's MySpace page and of course below.
"Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)" is the first single to be lifted from the forthcoming album Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa. The single will be available from October 18th, with album following on November 1st (November 9th in USA).
A preview of "Nun With The Astral Habit", another new track from the album, is also streaming on the album's mini-site at this location. The track is also playing on the band's iPhone app which launched last week.
In addition to the new track the mini-site also features a video blog, info about the album, a gallery featuring new band pics and elements from the album artwork, a link to download a MP3 of the track "Lilith Immaculate", downloads and more. The site is being updated on a weekly basis with video blogs, fan competitions, promo videos, new downloads and more.
Earlier this week the news got out that Apostasy guitarist Ludvig Johansson has quit the band. Johansson announced his departure from the Swedish black metal band band as follows:
"I have decided to leave the band for personal reasons. It has been a hard decision to make, and there's no hard feelings involved. It's been a great time and I wish all the guys in the band the best luck in their future endeavors."
For Tom Angelripper, his thrash metal band Sodom is a perfect vehicle to bluntly take a stand. Like few other musicians on this scene, he personifies - along with down-to-earthiness and honesty - a healthily critical position on political authorities and decision-makers from finance and industry. On their latest album, In War And Pieces, Sodom focus on the worst excesses of power: arrogance, greed, spotlight-seeking, fanaticism, corruption, cowardice and oppression.
Tom states: "I've always written about what's going on in the world, about the injustice and mistakes that happen everywhere. I know that you can't change anything politically that way, but I would like to at least comment on the situation and generate an awareness of this deplorable state of affairs. Being a singer in a metal band allows me to voice my anger to a large audience."
Cyclone Empire Records has uploaded a new Facebreaker song, called "Reanimating The Dead". The brand new track is available for streaming over at this location. The song comes off Facebreaker's upcoming output simply entitled Infected. The album is scheduled for a release on 29th October.
Infected cover art] tracklist:
01. Creeping Flesh
03. Torn To Shreds
05. The Return (Bonustrack)
07. Mankind Under Siege
08. Waiting For The Pain
09. Into The Pit
11. Reanimating The Dead