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General Surgery - Necrology Re-Issue Streaming Online

The re-issue of General Surgery's 1991 debut EP Necrology is currently streaming in its entirety at this location.

General Surgery, one of the first bands to carry on along Carcass's gore-grind path, has had its long-out-print EP has been completely remastered by Scott Hull and repackaged with three previously unreleased bonus tracks.

The Necrology re-issue saw its North American release on June 21st, on CD and digitally via Relapse Records

Necrology tracklist:

01. Ominous Lamentation
02. Slithering Maceration Of Ulcerous Facial Tissue
03. Grotesque Laceration Of Mortified Flesh
04. Severe Catatonia In Pathology
05. Crimson Concerto
06.The Succulent Aftermath Of A Subdural Haemorrhage
07. An Orgy Of Flying Limbs And Gore
08. Slithering Maceration of Ulcerous Facial Tissue
09. The Succulent Aftermath of a Subdural Haemorrhage
10. Grotesque Laceration of Mortified Flesh


Band profile: General Surgery
Posted: 04.07.2011 by BudDa | Comments (1)

Into Eternity - Release New Single This Month

A teaser for Sandstorm, the brand-new single by Canadian tech progressive death metal band Into Eternity, can now be streamed in the clip below. The song also features a guest appearance by former Into Eternity vocalist Rob Doherty.

"Sandstorm" is the title track off the band's upcoming new single, which is set to be released on iTunes later this month through Century Media.

Into Eternity are busy writing new material for the follow-up to 2008's The Incurable Tragedy.


Band profile: Into Eternity
Posted: 04.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (4)

Rammstein - More European Tour Dates

Rammstein recently announced the first string of dates for the European Made in Germany 1995-2011 Tour, taking place later this year. The band has now announced a second batch of dates for spring 2012. Get those dates below.

General ticket pre-sale starts Friday, 08 July 2011.

Rammstein will be bringing the essence of 16 years to the stage with a completely new show. A retrospective album called Made In Germany 1995-2011 will be released somewhere in autumn. The package will feature 20 Rammstein original bests, including one new track, as well as the entire video catalog for the first time on CD/DVD.


Band profile: Rammstein
Event: Rammstein: Made In Germany 1995-2011 Tour
Posted: 04.07.2011 by RcK | Comments (0)

Suidakra - To Re-Release The Arcanum

German folk-influenced melodic death metal trio Suidakra will re-release The Arcanum, originally released in 2000. The album will feature three extra bonus cover tracks and a re-worked booklet design, done by Kris Verwimp. The Arcanum 2011 is set to be released on June 29th through AFM Records.


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Posted: 02.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (9)

Hatefest 2011 - Euro Tour Ft. Kataklysm, Triptykon, Marduk

Canadian extreme metallers Kataklysm will headline the Hatefest 2011 European tour in December.

Support on the trek will come from Triptykon, Marduk, Milking The Goatmachine and two more "special guests" who have not yet been announced. Dates for the tour, starting in December, can be found after the jump.


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Posted: 02.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (12)

Anthrax - New Album Tracklist Revealed

Worship Music, the long-overdue new album from Anthrax will be released on September 13th through Megaforce Records (one day earlier internationally through Nuclear Blast Records).

Worship Music marks the band's first proper studio release in eight years and was originally supposed to be released in 2009 as the debut of singer Dan Nelson. Instead, the album now marks the first new Anthrax record to feature vocalist Joey Belladonna in 20 years.

A brand-new track, called "Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't", is still available for streaming over here.

Guitarist Scott Ian recently tweeted: "Worship Music is finished. I just listened to it LOUD in sequence. Our 10th studio record is fucking killer. Sept 13 my friends. Cheers!"

Worship Music tracklist:

01. Vampires
02. Crawl
03. The Devil You Know
04. The Giant
05. Fight 'em 'til You Can't
06. Earth On Hell
07. New Noise
08. Revolution Screams
09. We Die Young Alice In Chains cover]
10. Down Goes The Sun


Band profile: Anthrax
Posted: 01.07.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (13)

The Project Hate MCMXCIX - Working On New Album

Swedish industrial death metal band The Project Hate MCMXCIX are back in the studio, working on the follow-up to 2010's Bleeding The New Apocalypse (Cum Victriciis In Manibus Armis).

Frontman Lord K. Philipson comments: "Yes, after a few weeks of work the first tune for the next album is completed (meaning I will add tons and tons of small stuff as we go along, but the "real" work is done). I am not going to give away any details but there sure is some stuff in this one that you don't really expect when it comes to TPH, and that says quite a bit.

At the moment the inspiration is flowing endlessly and I have so much stuff to work into songs. Be sure you won't see any 3-minute hits this time either. More like a bunch of 10+ minutes hits, haha... Anyways, this will be a long process before we are ready to record the next masterpiece, but I thought it'd be nice to inform you about everything as we go along - no matter how long it takes.

Stay tuned for more Domination."


Band profile: The Project Hate MCMXCIX
Posted: 01.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (2)

Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire - Another New Song Online, USA Tour Dates

"Garbage", a brand-new track from US grinders Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire can now be streamed in the YouTube-clip below.


"Garbage" comes off the band's upcoming new 10" EP, entitled Visceral, which will be released on July 19th through Prosthetic Records.

In other news, Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire will embark on a North American tour later this month. Support will come from Transient (**) and Reproacher (*) on the marked dates.


Band profile: Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire
Event: CTTTOAFF: US Eradiction Tour
Posted: 01.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (0)

Ikuinen Kaamos - Going On Indefinite Hiatus

Ikuinen Kaamos, the progressive death metal act from Finland that recently parted ways with their vocalist, are now going on an indefinite hiatus.

Comments founding member Jarno Ruuskanen: "The bad news just keeps piling up. Ikuinen Kaamos is taking an undetermined hiatus as a band. I'm facing personal difficulties and I've got no strength left to continue with the band full-time. I will however continue to write music for the band and I promise that Ikuinen Kaamos will be back stronger than ever. I would like say thank you to all of you guys."


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Posted: 01.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (4)

Behemoth - Rehearsing Again, Bible-Tearing Trial Back On Track

Polish blackened death metal quartet Behemoth are back in full force and ready to take the stage again! For the first time since Nergal's hospital visit back in 2010, the band is rehearsing together again for the upcoming Phoenix Rising Tour, taking place in October.

Frontman Nergal comments: "Sooo, first rehearsals after the transplant are under our belts! I didn't want to get overexcited at first, just wanted to see how things would go, but I have to tell you... the second rehearsal we fuckin' nailed "Ov Fire And The Void", "Lucifer", "Conquer All" or "Antichristian Phenomenon" flawlessly! One of us even asked: "Did we really take a year off from each other?" Haha... it was good times in great company! But the biggest surprise were the songs we NEVER played live ever and planning to do on the upcoming "Phoenix Rising Tour". I won't reveal any names yet, let it be a mystery til we hit the stage, all right?"

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In other news, Nergal went to court again this week. The charges against Nergal for tearing apart a bible on stage (video footage here) are still on and the trial is back on track.

Commented Nergal: "I spent 5 hours In the court in Gdynia today (Wednesday, June 29th). The case is back on track and there's still few witnesses to be interviewed. It's way to early to give any further comment. I just hope the final verdict is gonna be positive for me. I have a feeling that I'm in this situation for right reasons and I'm not giving up. Cross fingers! The battle ain't over yet..."

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Posted: 01.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (20)

Dark Funeral - New Vocalist Announced

Swedish black metal band Dark Funeral are proud to introduce Steve "Nachtgarm" Marbs as the new vocalist of the band.

Dark Funeral guitarist Lord Ahriman had the following to say: "I must admit that it surely was not an easy task to find a worthy replacement for Emperor Magus Caligula, who has been doing an amazing job for Dark Funeral during the past 15 years. He has not only been "the vocalist" for the band, but also a very good friend of mine and he always will be!

Anyway, 10 months of intense search worldwide have finally given result. And I'm very proud to announce and welcome Steve "Nachtgarm" Marbs (Negator) to the horde.

I think, I can speak for everyone in the band and say that besides completely knocking us down with the strength of his vocals and wide register, what truly blew us away was his presence, energy and the amazing spirit he showed during the final audition. He just came into the rehearsal room, found and took his rightful spot. And then just set the whole place on hellfire!

It's really hard to explain "that" certain feeling one is looking for, but once you get it, you just know that you've found the right man for the job. And that is something we all got "deluxe". No doubt about that! Mankind has no idea what is coming upon them. And I can't wait to bring this maniac on tour for the world to experience Dark Funeral in the most intense and hellish way ever!

During the 10 month we have been looking for a new vocalist and drummer, we have received over 1000 applications. The interest to join Dark Funeral has been way over expectation and quite overwhelming to say the least. And I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who applied for the jobs. One thing is for sure: There are a lot of unknown talents out there. And once they've found the right band to deliver their goods, I'm sure we all will hear from many of these guys in the future."

Guitarist Chaq Mol adds: "When E.M. Caligula quit the band my first thought was "how the fuck will we be able to find a worthy replacement now?". In my eyes he was the best vocalist in the Black Metal scene. Anyhow, after we had listened through a couple of hundreds applicants, there were two guys that really stood out and sounded very promising indeed. The question now was, would they nail it on a live audition too, and would their personalities be of that kind we were looking for?! Well, after 10 month search we finally found the right man for the job! And all my previous doubts and concerns are now a memory forgotten. Nachtgarm, welcome to the horde!"


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Posted: 01.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (6)

Decapitated - New Song Online

"Homo Sum", a brand-new track from Polish technical death metal act Decapitated, is now available over at Also, an interview with frontman Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka can be read at the same location.

"Homo Sum" comes off the band's upcoming album Carnival Is Forever, which is set to be released on July 12th through Nuclear Blast Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 01.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (8)

Napalm Death - To Tour Canada In The Fall

UK grindcore masters Napalm Death have announced a set of tour dates across Canada this October.


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Posted: 01.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Trivium - Another New Song Online

"Dusk Dismantled", a brand-new track from Trivium can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

Another new track, called "In Waves", is still streaming over here.

The songs "Dusk Dismantled" and "In Waves" come off the band's upcoming new album In Waves, which will be released on August 9th through Roadrunner Records. More album details were previously reported over here.

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Posted: 30.06.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (24)

Nightrage - New Album Details

Nightrage have revealed the following statement about their upcoming 5th album entitled Insidious, which will be released on September 26th in Europe and a day later in North America.

"The new Nightrage album is ready! We are extremely happy with the results and we look forward to sharing this music with all of you. Here is the journey thus far:

"We recorded the music at Zero Gravity studios on Athens, Greece with our great friend Terry Nikas at the helm. He did a fantastic job and provided us with an amazing environment and atmosphere to make the best record possible. Antony had the pleasure as well to work on the vocals in a very different setting with Ryan Butler at his Arcane Digital Recording studio in Arizona. Ryan has been assisting us with demo sessions since the last album and it felt very natural for us to try the final product with him.

"We then went to Studio Fredman located in Gothenburg Sweden for the mix and master. Our longtime producer Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd worked long and hard to make the best out of what we gave them. We have recorded sixteen songs overall, and as we promised before our guest players actually need no introduction.

Insidious tracklist:

1. So far Away (Intro)
2. Delirium Of The Fallen (w/ Apollo Papathanasio of Firewind)
3. Insidious (w/ Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates/ Lock Up)
4. Wrapped In Deceitful Dreams (w/ Gus G of Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind & Tom S. Englund of Evergrey)
5. Hate Turns Black
6. Sham Piety (w/ Tomas Lindberg)
7. Cloaked In Wolf Skin
8. This World Is Coming To An End (w/ Tomas Lindberg & Apollo Papathanasio)
9. Utmost Ends Of Pain
10. Poignant Memories
11. Hush Of Night
12. Poisoned Pawn
13. Solar Eclipse (Prelude) (w/ John K of Biomechanical)
14. Solar Corona (w/ Gus G & Tom S Englund)
15. Emblem Of light (Outro) (w/ John K)

Japanese Bonus Track and Digital only bonus:
16. Photograph (Def Leppard cover w/Apollo Papathanasio)

Nightrage is heading out for the "Frets Of Fury" full North America tour with their partners in crime Firewind, Arsis and White Wizzard in the of the release of Insidious. Tour dates can be viewed at this location.


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Posted: 30.06.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (8)