Norwegian black metallers Gorgoroth have parted ways with their bassist King Ov Hell. The following was posted at the band's official website:
"King has recently had problems fronting some of the ideological aspects of his band Gorgoroth's agenda. As a result, it has now been mutually agreed upon that henceforth he is no longer a member of the band Gorgoroth."
Goregiastic Records is proud to announce the acquisition of one of the most promising yet sickest underground labels in the scene today: Grind Syndrome Records. This acquisition includes all the currently available Grind Syndrome releases as well as their entire distro inventory. We are very excited at the prospect of merging the two labels together and look forward to bringing you some of the sickest releases in the genre as well as one of the most dedicated & comprehensive distro services in the scene today!.
Grind Syndrome Records will work as a Goregiastic Records sub-label, promotion, distribution and general marketing for all Grind Syndrome releases will be provided by Goregiastic Records. Unlike the main label, Grind Syndrome will concentrate and specialize in releasing recordings of a "more underground" nature than Goregiastic's (well, if possible!). Grind Syndrome will also cover re-issues of extremely obscure, lost gems in the genre as well as rare and hard to find demo recordings of extreme underground bands.
Emeth will do the belgium "Reticulated" release show at the Gentse Beesten show july 15th 2006. A few weeks later Emeth will be gearing up for a devastating show in Tel Aviv Israel around 10 august 2006. Where we will share the stage with Whorecore & Aborted. After a short break we start playing again around autumn at several european fests & shows. With the possible highlight of playing a string of dates in Greece which shall finish at the Athens Death Fest!!
"Now you can download an edit version of the opening track BURN from the upcoming album "As Rapture Comes" The track is only available here and on the Century Media websites. Check it out now and spread the word"
Cannibal Corpse - have lined up the following dates in Australia/New Zealand:
Oct. 03 - The Hifi Bar - Melbourne, AUS
Oct. 04 - The Gaelic Club - Sydney, AUS
Oct. 05 - The Arena - Brisbane, AUS
Oct. 06 - 420 - Auckland, NZ
Oct. 07 - Indigo Bar - Wellington, NZ
Oct. 09 - Fowlers Live - Adelaide, AUS
Oct. 10 - Club Capitol - Perth, AUS
Guitarist Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) will be rejoining Morbid Angel for the band's upcoming European summer festival tour. "This will certainly be an exciting event with the 'Domination' lineup together for the first time in 10 years!" the band write in a statement. "We look forward to seeing you all on tour."
Upcoming Morbid Angel European tour dates:
Aug. 05 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, GER
Aug. 07 - Monsters Of Rock Festival - Kavarna, BUL
Aug. 11 - Traun - Spinnerei, AUT
Aug. 12 - Brutal Assault Festival - Svojsice, CZR
Aug. 14 - Planet Music - Vienna, AUT
Aug. 15 - Sziget Festival - Budapest, HUN
Aug. 16 - Skc - Belgrade, SER
Aug. 18 - Summer Breeze Festival - Dinkelsbuehl-Sinbronn, GER
Irish folk metallers Cruachan have signed a deal with Germany's AFM Records. After having been released from their former label Black Lotus Records in May of this year, the band tried finding a new label to release their fifth album "The Morrigan's Call" (preview of the album cover artwork can be viewed here). A low quality preview MP3 can be downloaded here.
Quoted from their official website :
"YSB is working on the new trax' demo recordings for the forthcoming new album. Titles already on tapes are "R.E.D.", "World Wide Weird", "Burn Baby, Burn!", "The Heretik Club (Far Away...), and "The Delicate Paranoïa of a Starving Spirit".
Some other new songs are being completed and should definitely surprise most of you! Rather different than "My Swan Song" the new LP will be a step further in YSB's musical exploration. Wait and see...
The Band is nowaday very busy but still prepares its coming live shows. We are open to every live gig proposal, feel free to contact us if needed."
Dismember announced that they will be going on their first North American tour in 6 years. Touring with them will be Vital Remains, Grave, Demiricous, and Withered. Here is the list of stops on the tour :
Sep 30th Bedford (US) Mark's Place
Oct 1st New York (US) B.B. King Blues Club
Oct 2nd Springfield (US) Jaxx
Oct 4th Ft Lauderdale (US) Culture Room
Oct 5th St. Petersburg (US) The State Theater
Oct 6th Marietta (US) Swayzes
Oct 7th St. Louis (US) Creepy Crawl
Oct 9th St. Paul (US) Station 4
Oct 10th Chicago (US) Abbey Pub
Oct 11th Cleveland (US) The Agora Ballroom
Oct 12th Saratoga Springs (US) Backstreet Billiards
Swedish thrash titans The Haunted have just completed the recording process for the highly anticipated follow-up to 2004's critically acclaimed rEVOLVEr album. The new effort was recorded in Denmark at Antfarm Studios with renowned producer Tue Madsen (Himsa, Kataklysm) and it looks to be their most accomplished work to date. The group spent months working on the new material pushing themselves to create something unique that combines certain elements of their previous efforts, while ultimately forging ahead in new, unexplored directions. An announcement in regards to the title of the new album and its release date will follow over the next few weeks.
Peter Dolving (vocals) checks in with the following post studio report: "Oh, the power of the internet and wireless computers. I'm currently sitting on the john writing this report thinking about all you good folks out there, while my kids are watching cartoons in the living room. We just finished a new album and I gotta say, I'm proud as fuck. It's bigger, better, madder and thicker. Hell, that's the weird part with the album business - how the hell to describe what you've just done. Anyway, it rocks. Big time. Really. Per (drums) told me at rehearsals a couple of days ago, 'If I died tomorrow I couldn't be more satisfied so if people don't like it, fuck them.' I couldn't agree more. We started writing around Ozzfest last year, bouncing around ideas, recording anything that came to mind without the old 'more or less metal'-filter, and pretty much knew that we were sick of the whole 900 bpm-chugga-chugga-AAARRRGGGGH-PUKE-end. We wanted to do something we'd just touched upon with our previous four albums. This album is simply more diverse, dynamic and HEAVY AS FUCK. Bands like Trouble, Autopsy, Ganx, Masters Of The Universe, King Crimson and early Metallica have all really had a great influence on us as a band, and I think this album really draws a lot in color from those artists.
As previously reported via Blabbermouth.net, French Symphonic Power Progressive metallers Adagio have lined-up these tour dates that will take place in various corners in France during the coming months:
Jun. 29 - Paris, FRA @ Elysée Montmartre
Jul. 06 - Tours, FRA @ Maison de l'Etudiant
Jul. 07 - Bellegarde, FRA @ TBA
Sep. 09 - Paris, FRA @ TBA
Sep. 10 - Raismes, FRA @ TBA
Sep. 11 - Le Havre, FRA @ TBA
Sep. 14 - Nantes, FRA @ TBA
Sep. 15 - Poitiers, FRA @ TBA
Sep. 16 - Bilbao, SPA @ TBA
Sep. 18 - Montpellier, FRA @ TBA
Sep. 19 - Salon, FRA @ TBA
Adagio's June 29 concert in Paris will be filmed for an upcoming DVD. Opening guests Misanthrope will play a one-hour show, and Adagio's set will be 90 minutes.
Veteran Thrash Metallers have announced some more tour dates to the list for dates this winter/summer. The tour now includes more USA dates, a Korean date and a Canadian date. Here is the full list of dates including the new ones:
July 12 Key Club - Hollywood, CA
July 13 Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
July 14 Nevada Empire Ballroom - Las Vegas, NV
July 15 Venue of Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ
July 16 Reflections - Victorville, CA
July 21 Earthshaker Fest - Rieden, Germany
July 22 Metalcamp Fest - Tolmin, Slovenia
July 24 Carling Academy Islington - London, England
July 25 Bradford Rio - Bradford, England
July 26 JB's - Dudley, England
July 28 Metalway Festival - Jerez, Spain