The new Samael video for "Black Hole" can be viewed here.
Comment by the band: "If your favourite video clip from Samael is "Baphomet's Throne" you're going to love the new "Black Hole" video. It's black and white with lots of live footages taken from the latest Swiss shows all mixed up with various designs and animations. It has been filmed and edited by Sergeï Ulyanov who happens to be the bass player of Makro's death/doom metal band Sludge. We've tried to come up with something simple which would fit the intensity and aggressiveness of the song. The video is very dense and hard to digest at once... you've been warned."
Phoenix, Arizona's Landmine Marathon have announced the title and other details of their forthcoming release on Prosthetic Records. The album is entitled, "Sovereign Descent ," and was recorded at guitarist Ryan Butler's Arcane Digital Recording Studios, where he's recorded past efforts from the band, as well as Misery Index, Phobia, The Funeral Pyre and many more. The album will be mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Converge, Hatebreed, The Dillinger Escape Plan). The cover art is being handled by acclaimed artist Dan Seagrave who's done covers for acts such as Entombed, Dismember, Morbid Angel, Suffocation and many many more. "Sovereign Descent" will see a release in early 2010. The band documented the recording sessions via video blogs which can be seen at their site.
Belphegor have uploaded the videoclip for the track "Der Geistertreiber" right here.
The video was shot in Abtenau, Austria with director Walter Fanninger.
Vocalist/guitarist Helmuth stated: "The song is about the celebration on the 30th of April, better known as the Walpurgis Nacht, the occult celebrations on the mountain. It's the first time that we hired a professional camera team for a Belphegor video, so the result is beyond amazing. We rented a cottage three days high in the mountains in middle of nowhere in the woods. There was nothing around. Just a lot of excess, alcohol, substances etc. Was a great intense time!"
The song was taken from the band's upcoming album "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn" to be released via Nuclear Blast on October 9th (Europe) and 20th (North America).
Italian deathcore specialists Stigma have been holed up in pre-production for their as-yet-untitled sophomore release which will be produced by former Bleeding Through and current Bring Me The Horizon guitarist Jona Weinhofen and mixed & mastered by Scott Atkins (Behemoth, Cradle Of Filth, Sylosis, Ignominous Incarceration).
Additionally, Stigma have parted ways with guitarist Morgan Ferrua and will enter the studio this November as a four piece. The group recently stated: "After nearly seven years together we decided to part ways with our guitar player Morgan. There's no bad blood between us, we'd like to thank him for the time he spent in the band and wish him the best in whatever he'll do in the future. We'll record the new album as a four piece; in the meantime we'll look for the right shredder to join the band.
Within Temptation's latest video "Utopia" can be viewed below. The song is a duet between Sharon and a new English singer who goes by the name of Chris Jones. The song comes off the band's upcoming live album "An Acoustic Night At The Theatre", which will be released on November 2nd. More info about "An Acoustic Night At The Theatre" here.
Here we are with the first list of bands for the Hellfest 2010!
7 SECONDS - AGNOSTIC FRONT - ARCHITECTS - ARCH ENEMY - ATHEIST - BEHEMOTH - BLACK COBRA - BLOODBATH - BORN FROM PAIN - COUNT RAVEN - DARK FUNERAL - DYING FETUS - EARTH CRISIS - FINNTROLL - GENERAL SURGERY - GHOST BRIGADE - GWAR - IMMORTAL - KAMPFAR - NEGURA BUNGET - OBSCURA - RWAKE - SAVIOURS - SECRETS OF THE MOON - SEPULTURA - SUFFOCATION - SWALLOW THE SUN - SWORN ENEMY - TANKARD - TWISTED SISTER - WALLS OF JERICHO - WEEDEATER
80 bands are still to be announced, including headliners!
Early booking rates are already available through Digitick www.digitick.com for 99€ between September, 30 and November, 28 2009, for a 20% save on the final ticket price! Don't wait to get your key to heaven!
In the wake of Candiria's latest release, "Toying With The Insanities", current members of the band have heard the sad news that original Candiria guitarist, Chris Puma, passed away last week, on September 20th.
The band has issued the following statement: "Chris Puma died on September 20th 2009. The cause is not known to us, as his family did not speak of it. He leaves behind two children, 3 year old Aislinn A'marie and a 4 month old Aidan Todd. Chris was a great friend to the founding members of the band, and a respected musician among his friends and peers. He was a kind and gentle person and he will be missed."
Puma was one of the founding members of the band, playing guitar in Candiria from 1992 to 1997, while helping to create the unique sound that Candiria is known for today. He can be heard on such Candiria records as "Deep In The Mental" (1995) and "urrealistic Madness" (1995).
Videos for the band's entire performance at this year's Brutal Assault in the Czech Republic have been uploaded onto youtube. This was the band's second show with new vocalist Sam Bean.
Videos can be found at these locations:
1/2 Lords And Masters / Under The Three Spheres
3/4 Tomb Of Kings / To Where The Sun Never Leaves
5 Wrath Of God
6 Beyond The Eyes Of Man
7 Worlds Beyond The Veil
8 Behind The Shadows
In reason of really poor tickets pre-sales (around 400 tickets had been sold instead of the 4,500 attendees needed in order for the festival to be "safe"), the Tattoo The Mind festival 2 is cancelled.
This is the message which was sent by the organizers to the band Shining (which also comment that the organization has always be honest and correct with them):
"As the organizer and producer of the TATTOO THE MIND Festival taking place the 10th & 11th of October in Metz (France), I make my own duty to give you some information about its progressing through this mail.
Only 13 days to the opening of the doors and the few pre-sales we have already scored until today for this event has been becoming very worrying.
Swedish rockers, Sonic Syndicate, have uploaded a brand new track called "Burn This City" on their MySpace page. You can check it out here, and also hear the new singer Nathan J. Biggs performing.
A video to "Burn This City" was shot by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company.
The band will be releasing a new EP called "The Rebellion Pack", which contains two brand new songs ("Burn This City" (album and radio version), "Rebellion In Nightmareland") featuring Nathan, on November 6th which comes together with the latest album "Love And Other Disasters" as an all-in-one-package.
A new album is due in April/May 2010, so stay tuned!
"We have lost a friend, family member, lover, musician and all around good person," posted Doyle's Public House co-owner Russ Heaton on his popular Tacoma bar's website.
It is with a sad heart that I report that Brian Redman died Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident in Tacoma. Redman recently returned to Tacoma after living in Southern California for a short stint. Before he left for California, he tended bar at Doyle's and fronted the rock band the Dirty Knockers. Redman also had a two-year run as bassist for metal band 3 Inches Of Blood. Doyle's Public House will be closed today (Sunday 09/27) as the owners and staff mourn the lost of their friend. On behalf of everyone at the Weekly Volcano, I extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Brian Redman."
Austrian black metallers Abigor have issued the following update:
"The recordings for the new album (the joint venture with Blacklodge, where both have worked on the same topic and the release will be a split or at least parallel) are finally completed, at this very moment the mix is layed down, and mastering is scheduled for 11th October. Expect a release on End All Life soon!
The album is truly a monument (a word often used but hardly ever justified) that makes the profound and inevitable link between Satan and all man painfully visible like few others, if any, have before. Through the "subject" of time the album is exactly at the centre of human existence, the metamorphosis that's possible when flesh becomes one with His principle - gloria victoria!"
Lyn Jeffs, drummer of UK based Annotations Of An Autopsy, issued the following statement:
"I´ve decided to leave Annotations Of An Autopsy to concentrate on my other band Ingested, I feel that they deserve a drummer who is 100% commited to what the band is doing. I've had a great time on tour with AOAA and a great time meeting all the fans who have supported me and the band over the past year. I wish the band luck in the future and hope to share a stage again one day. For now, I will be playing the remaining tours we have booked till the end of the year, so I'm looking forward to meeting all you fuckers on the road again!"
Vocalist Tim Lambesis has issued the following update on behalf of As I Lay Dying:
"Songwriting has been going well with about 6-7 songs done. We decided to officially start recording the new As I Lay Dying album on October 17. At that point we'll record as many songs as we can and then finish the album around the new year. I think this will be a good way to spread out our songwriting since most of our previous records have always been written within a few months."