Jon Nödtveidt was best known for being the founding member of the Swedish black/death metal group Dissection, which was strongly associated with Anti-Cosmic Satanism and the Occult. The group disbanded in 2006 after Nödtveidt's sudden death. Not many people know that Jon was involved in a number of musical projects, such as The Black, Nifelheim, Ophthalamia, Siren's Yell and Terror (with members of At The Gates). De Infernali was also one of those projects but this time the music ventured into an entirely different dimension of brutality...
De Infernali was an extremely short-lived affair, lasting only two years in total. It started in 1996, when Nödtveidt begun experimenting with dark ambient sounds, writing music for no particular purpose. It wasn't until his roommate Damien Midvinter was let into this project that De Infernali became a more serious creation (which it was never intended to be in the first place). Nödtveidt wrote the core of the material, while Midvinter contributed the songs "Ave Satan" and "Sign of the Dark", and helped with some of the other compositions. Soon the duo had enough tracks for a full-length album. They decided to record it with the famous Swedish producer and musician Dan Swäno (known from working with Therion, Opeth, Katatonia, Marduk, Bloodbath and others) who also did the vocals on "Sign of the Dark".
We are only a few days away from the release of The Tomb Within, the new EP from US gore legends Autopsy. Head over to the Autopsy audio player at this location to check out new audio samples from all five tracks from The Tomb Within. The following site also features the new promo trailer for the EP, showing the band at work in the studio.
As previously reported, The Tomb Within was recorded mid-July 2010 at Fantasy Studios with Adam Munoz, and sees the original trio of Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles & Eric Cutler joined on bass by Joe Trevisano (ex-Abscess).
The Tomb Within consists of 5 new tunes of gore & depravity and will be released on September 13th through Peaceville Records on CD & 12" vinyl, with general release set for 27th September.
Wolfgang Teske, founding member and former guitarist of German technical brutal death metal outfit Defeated Sanity, has passed away yesterday, September 12th. This was confirmed by his son, Defeated Sanity's drummer, Lille Gruber, on MySpace. Teske was 57 years old.
30 second samples of all tracks featured on Helloween's upcoming album 7 Sinners have been made available online by power-metal.info. You can check out the trailer below.
The band will release their 13th studio album in Europe at the end of October, right before Halloween, via SPV Records. The album will be available in North American stores on November 9 through The End Records.
7 Sinners cover art] tracklist:
01. Where The Sinners Go
02. Are You Metal?
03. Who Is Mr. Madman?
04. Raise The Noise
05. World Of Fantasy
06. Long Live The King
07. The Smile Of The Sun
08. You Stupid Mankind
09. If A Mountain Could Talk
10. The Sage, The Fool, The Sinner
11. My Sacrifice
12. Not Yet Today
NeraNature: Audio Samples of Four Tracks Posted Online
The singer of the Polish metal band Darzamat - Nera - is working on her debut album, which will be released under the name NeraNature. Audio samples of four tracks ("Shattered", "Precious Now", "Oblivion" and "Disappointed") from the album "Foresting Wounds" can be streamed on her myspace.
NeraNature was founded in 2009 by Nera, a singer so far associated with the Polish metal band Darzamat. The project appeared as a space where the air is filled with matters lingering in her head, a bit more intimate, private and sometimes bizarre and freakish. - I've been waiting for a long time for the right place and time to find an outlet for my personal thoughts and beliefs. This is the time and place - explains Nera. The idea appealed to Chris, the guitarist of Darzamat, who created the base for the melodies and completed the project with his music.
The new lineup of Italian brutal death metal outfit Hour Of Penance has been revealed. The new members are Paolo Pieri (Aborym, Malfeitor) on vocals and Simone Piras (Ancient Skin, Verbo Nero, Goregonik) on drums.
The band currently consists of:
Vocals: Paolo "Hell-IO-Kabbalus" Pieri
Guitar: Giulio Moschini
Bass: Silvano "Nightorn" Leone
Drums: Simone "Arconda" Piras
Former vocalist Francesco Paoli had left the band after a conflict with drummer Mauro Mercurio earlier this year, after which the band hired the new vocalist and drummer who both have been kept secret until their live premiere on the kick-off date of the Initiation Of The Misled Tour with Psycroptic and Cephalic Carnage two days ago. A review with pictures of the new lineup's live premiere can be found at this location.
Vengeance Music (Pakistan) and The Flaming Skull Podcast (India) have launched a digital compilation, entitled Metal Asia on MySpace. The project is supposed to be one of the largest compilations of the Middle Easters/Asian scene, including the oldest, best, most creative and influential bands from The Middle East, Srilanka, Indonesia, India and Pakistan.
The compilation is said to feature 26 tracks, of which 22 are streaming on MySpace. The MySpace player includes bands such as Nervecell, Bilocate, Demonic Resurrection, Kimaera, Sammath Sathanas, Tyrant Throne, Bhayanak Maut, J, Kalodin, Dei Tetra, Chaos, Soul Vomit, Kuadrumana, ReVolt, Qayaas, Devoid, Cranialschism, Augury , Bouq-Berserk, Satanik, Blood Ink, and Exile.
On October 12, Southern California's Intronaut are releasing their new album Valley of Smoke on Century Media. The final album version of one of the new songs, "Elegy" from that upcoming release, is now streaming at this location. (If you share on Facebook or Twitter you can also get a free download of the track).
Valley of Smoke was produced by Josh Newell (Jane's Addiction) and features a guest appearance by Tool bassist Justin Chancellor. The album's cover artwork was done by David D'Andrea.
Intronaut guitarist/vocalist Sacha Dunable previously stated about the band's upcoming material: "This record rules so much that I'm literally embarrassed to have been a part of everything we've done up until now. Not to sound pretentious, but this is absolutely the best music ever made."
US death metallers Dååth have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming eponymous album. The new album will be hitting the shelves on October 26 via Century Media Records. One of the new tracks, "Destruction/Restoration", is already streaming at this location.
Guitarist Emil Werstler previously said the following about the new material: "I've been listening to the final master of this record for a couple of days now. It is hard to believe that the task has been in process since March. In retrospect, I will say that more sacrifice was put into this record than anything I've ever been involved in. The content is EXTREMELY dark, distraught, and completely honest. The timing is appropriate as well considering how lacking music has been in the creative department for the last year or two.
Polish female fronted traditional Heavy Metal act Crystal Viper are on the verge of releasing studio album number three. Humbly entitled, Legends, the new Crystal Viper album will be released on October 22 through AFM Records in Europe and the States / Spiritual Beast Records in Japan. In anticipation of this release, the band has now revealed a small album teaser to keep you warm until next month. Check it out below.
German power metal veterans Grave Digger have shot a music video for the track "Highland Farewell", from the upcoming new record The Clans Will Rise Again, to be released in Europe by Napalm Records on October 1st 2010. Check out the clip below.
Extravagant shock rockers Gwar have updated their North American tour schedule. The tour will now last for more than two months, stopping in more than 50 cities. All tour dates below.
In other news, the long awaited DVD Lust in Space: Live at the National has been released. Lust in Space: Live at the National contains the awesome 82 minute set that was in the Lust in Space album concept plus the hilarious 10 minute mocumentary "Behind the Murder" plus a special features section containing interview extras, a behind the scenes look at special F/X being shot and a slideshow featuring band shots from the album cover.
October 02 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
October 04 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
As you all know Running Wild broke up in April last year. But it seems that the now ex-frontman, Rolf "Rock'n'Rolf" Kasparek, is still making music. You can check out a new song, entitled "Burning Wheels", online at this location. The music player is at your upper right, where you can listen to "Burning Wheels" featuring the vocals and guitar of Rock'n'Rolf.
More details about this supposedly new project as they surface.
Darkest Hour have confirmed the dates for their headlining tour of North America with guests Veil Of Maya and Periphery (the opening slot is still to be confirmed, but is rumored to be Revocation, ed.). Darkest Hour will be celebrating their fifteenth anniversary on this trek.
Comments the band: "In celebration of our 15 year anniversary, Darkest Hour presents to you the legacy tour! We will be performing selected tracks from our entire discography in chronological order (including "Verdis, Equitas", the legendary instrumental from Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation). This will be a truly unique night for fans of Darkest Hour."
November 12 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
November 13 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre