Obscene Extreme Festival will take place on 15-17 July on the Battlefield in Trutnov, Czech Republic.
Obscene Extreme Festival has become an obvious constant for all the fans of the most extreme music styles during more than ten years of existence. A term that if not known by a true grindcore, death metal, crustcore, goregrind or other extreme style fan invokes just a general surprise and an uncomprehending expression. Yes, indeed it is a unique musical event that does not need any further introduction. Welcome to Obscene Extreme, to a paradise of every fan of the fastest, hardest, the most brutal music in the world.
This year it will be 12th volume of the festival tournaments performed by the most extreme bands from the whole world. There will be an unbelievable turnout of 66 bands from 24 countries and 5 continents; altogether 66 extreme bands in 3 mad days. Obscene Extreme is the fest for all the lovers of extreme music and for great meetings of friends. It is an international megaparty for fans from all over the world.
Accept is proud to announce the world premiere of their new music video "Teutonic Terror" from their forthcoming album Blood Of The Nations.
The video shot in March, directed by Dave Blass of Grid41.com promises to be the "Most Metal" Accept video ever. Asked about the "story, or theme" behind the video, the director said: "We had all of these cool ideas for stories about a post apocalyptic world, hot girls in Mad Max gear and cool visuals and the more we worked it the more we kept coming back to the basics... this is Accept, not Mötley Crüe, there are people all over the world that have waited years to see this band again, and every second that we cut away to some story that is really just filler anyway, we are missing what is really important. People want to see Wolf Hoffmann shredding his flying V, they want to see new singer Mark Tornillo singing a new Accept song, and they want to see the band ripping into the new track. So I said screw the story, get me some fire, get me some tanks and lets rock it."
In the latest installment of the Anthrax soap, Joey Belladona has reunited with the band. Here's the official press release:
With rumors swirling since Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and bassist Frank Bello were seen together with former Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna late last month in New York, the band - Benante, Bello, and guitarists Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano - is elated to announce that Belladonna has officially rejoined the band. In his once and current capacity, Belladonna will make his first appearance with Anthrax this summer when the band joins Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth - The Big Four founding bands of the thrash genre - to co-headline a series of Sonisphere Festivals in ten European cities, as well as playing a handful of Anthrax-headlined shows.
Polish Death metallers Hate have been working on their new compositions for a over 6 months now. The band will enter Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland just after their North American tour with Hypocrisy - on June 5 to begin recording their new album for a late 2010 release via Listenable Records. Hate have announced the title of their forthcoming material as Erebos which comes from ancient Greek and means literally "deep darkness or shadow". The new album will contain at least 9 new songs, which are said to be a fusion of blackened death metal, industrial and ambient sounds, deathcore and heavy metal.
Guitarist/vocalist Adam The First Sinner comments: "Since the premiere of Morphosis we have toured different parts of the world and faced a ton of challenges over the course of the last two years. All of the hard work that we have put in the band and everything that we have experienced is reflected in our new songs, which we know are our best yet. Erebos is going to contain extreme metal to the full with different musical styles incorporated. We explore areas that have not been associated with Hate before, and what we have created is a mixture of styles all packed in an extreme and vicious form. It is still 100 % Hate, but more elaborate, sophisticated and, in a way, redefined. We have titled the material Erebos which basicaly means darkness of human soul - and is full of analogies to condition of the human living in today's world who is a slave to his anger, weaknesses and complexes. Existing in a fictitious, virtual world, he is a slave to his dreams and does not really live but dreams that he lives."
Therion have confirmed the live dates for the South American leg of the Sitra Ahra Tour 2010.
Oct. 01 - Argentina - Buenos Aires - El Teatro Flores
Oct. 03 - Brazil - Sao Paulo - Carioca Club
Oct. 05 - Chile - Santiago de Chile - Teatro Teleton
Oct. 06 - Peru - Lima - Teatro de la Uni
Oct. 08 - Venezuela - Caracas - Teatro Emil Friedman
Oct. 09 - Colombia - Bogota - Metropol
Oct. 10 - Colombia - Medellín - Teatro Metropolitano
Oct. 12 - Costa Rica - San Jose - Pepers
Oct. 13 - El Salvador - San Salvador - Pabellon 3 Cifco
Oct. 14 - Mexico - Mexico City - Woda
Oct. 15 - Mexico - Puebla - Salon Country San Manuel
Oct. 16 - Mexico - Chihuahua - Salon Pistoleros
Oct. 17 - Mexico - Ciudad Neza - Estadio Neza
Debauchery vocalist Thomas "The Bloodbeast" Gurrath was sacked from his position as a philosophy trainee teacher at a high school in Stuttgart in Germany due to the "violent" content of his music. Gurrath was given the choice by the educational authorities between continuing his job teaching ethics to 14-year-old students and maintaining his career as a death metal vocalist. Gurrath, however, refused to give up Debauchery, which caused him not only to lose his job at his school, but also to be banned from teaching anywhere in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg as long as he continues to be a member of a death metal band.
The school governors were apparently not aware of his links to death metal when they hired him. However, one supervisor at the school discovered the band's website and informed the authorities. The parents and the school officials were horrified when they saw some of the band's promotional materials which feature naked women covered with blood and sado-masochistic equipment. The officials described the band's live shows as signs of "mental disability" and decided that it is not safe for children to be in the same classroom with Gurrath.
The seminal Godflesh album Streetcleaner is about to get a re-release to coincide with the band's brief reunion for Hellfest. Justin Broadrick is currently re-mastering the album.
From his blog: "I have had a few questions/assumptions on Twitter regarding the news that the Godflesh Streetcleaner LP is being reworked. The truth is that I am finally remastering the album, there are no remixes/re-recordings or such nonsense. Additionally, I am hoping to compile an extra discs worth of rough and original mixes from the Streetcleaner studio sessions, also rehearsal versions, etc. More news as I compile this. If all goes to plan, this will be a very exciting and much needed update of the Streetcleaner LP. Planned for release on Earache in June 2010 to coincide with Godflesh at Hellfest."
Crystal Viper have announced more details concerning the upcoming release of the live album Defenders Of The Magic Circle. The album was recorded at the Magic Circle Festival 2009 in Germany. The album will be out on June 4th, through AFM Records.
Defenders Of The Magic Circle: Live In Germany tracklist:
01. Breaking The Curse
02. Metal Nation
03. Legions Of Truth
04. The Island Of The Silver Skull
05. Shadows On The Horizon
06. The Last Axeman
Bonus studio tracks:
07. Secret Of The Black Water (brand new song - taken from the forthcoming studio album)
08. The Wolf And The Witch (first time on CD)
09. Stronghold: Under Siege (taken from the limited edition CD single)
10. Obsession (It Burns For You) Virgin Steele cover] (previously unreleased)
It's been close to two months now since Power Quest parted ways with vocalist - Pete Morten and guitarist - Ben Randall. The UK power metal outfit have, however, found and announced their replacements as they continue to work on Power Quest's 5th studio album, Blood Alliance.
Chitral "Chity" Samapala whose style has been compared favorably with Ronnie James Dio, Klaus Meine and Johnny Gioeli; and also who is well known and highly regarded worldwide in the Rock and Metal scene having recorded, toured and made guest appearances with the likes of Avalon, Faro, Civilization One, Firewind and Red Circuit, as well as fronting his own band, will be taking over vocal duties.
Power Quest main man Steve Williams comments: "I'm thrilled to have recruited a vocalist and frontman of Chity's calibre. I've known Chity for a couple of years and we have often talked about working together and now we have that opportunity. We have already recored 3 new songs with himand they just sound immense."
US metallers Decrepit Birth have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Drummer KC Howard and guitarist Dan Eggers have both decided to part ways with the band. We want thank them very much for the hard work. KC left the band right after the recording of the new album, to pursue his career as a fulltime music teacher. KC contributed since 2004 and has been an integral part of the band over the past years. Dan who joined in 2008, decided to part ways to due to personal career choices. We wish them the best of luck and success in whatever they do.
For live shows, we will be bringing in drummers Samus Paulicelli (Ex-Abigail Williams) and Lee Smith (Estradasphere), both helping us (separately) on various future tours.
German metallers Suidakra have issued the following update on their official website:
"Quite some time has passed since the last update. We have been in North America, which was great as always! Check out some pics here. Thanks to all of you who came out to the shows! We had a good time and hope to come back soon...
Right now we're on the next tour already, riding through France and Switzerland. Check out the tour dates and come to the gigs if you can make it! Unfortunately the London show in June will go on without our participation due to organisational problems beyond our control. Sorry for that!
Our Emprise To Avalon album was re-released recently. Originally out on Century Media in the year 2002, Emprise To Avalon has surely become a Suidakra classic over the years. It was out of print for some time, but now you may purchase it here. Brandnew "15 Years anniversary" T-shirts are available as well...
Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on Time To Be King, the forthcoming album from German metallers Masterplan, are available for streaming at this location.
Time To Be King will be released on May 21 via AFM Records.
Time To Be King cover art] tracklist:
01. Time To Be King
02. Fiddle Of Time
03. Lonely Winds Of War
04. Blue Europa
05. Far From The End Of The World
06. The Dark Road
07. Under The Moon
08. Blow Your Winds
09. The Black One
10. The Sun Is In Your Hands
11. Kisses From You
12. Never Walk Alone