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Dark Funeral - Former Drummer Rejoins

Nils "Dominator" Fjellström (ex-Aeon, In Battle), who announced his departure from Swedish black metallers Dark Funeral only a couple of months ago, has now rejoined the band.

Dominator comments: "After a short break of focusing on other aspects of my life, it's a great privilege for me to announce my return to Dark Funeral. The time off has fueled my inspiration and urge to get back behind the kit and annihilate. It's an honour to play alongside my fellow brothers again. May Dark Funeral rise to dominate once more."

Mainman Lord Ahriman comments: "It feels absolutely killer to be working with Dominator again. He's not only an amazing drummer, but also a very good friend. And I'm glad he's back in the band. A massive welcome back brother! Now, let's together set the world ablaze and conquer the universe once and for all!"

Guitarist Chaq Mol comments: "Finally, a missing brother is back from his walkabout. And the search for a drummer is officially over. Once again we have the honor to play with the best drummer ever. Welcome back Dominator, my brother!"


Band profile: Dark Funeral
Posted: 23.06.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (8)

Generation Kill - Debut Album In September

Generation Kill, the crossover outfit featuring Exodus frontman Rob Dukes, have named their debut album Red, White and Blood and will unleash this thrashing beast on next September 16th in Europe and on September 27th in North America through Season Of Mist.

Prior to this, a digital single including the title track of the album and a cover of Nine Inch Nails's classic "Wish" will be released worldwide on July 4th.

A two-minute sample of "Red White And Blood" is available for streaming over at Facebook.

Red White And Blood was recorded at J. Rod Production Studios in New City, New York (where the vocal tracks for Exodus' Let There Be Blood and Overkill's Ironbound were previously laid down).

According to a press release, "The original concept of the band was to break away from the current formula by embracing their roots and incorporating them into the project.

Generation Kill is a true crossover band. Each song has its own identity, and mood, which gives the band its original sound without abandoning their influences."

Generation Kill line-up:

Rob Dukes (Exodus) - vocals
Rob Moschetti (ex-Pro-Pain, Method Of Destruction) - bass/backing vocals
Lou Lehman - lead guitar
Jason Trenczer - lead guitar
Sam Inzerra (Mortician) - drums


Band profile: Exodus
Posted: 23.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (3)

Devian - Calling It Quits

Swedish black/death metal band Devian think it's "time to break the silence... with eternal silence."

The band released the following lengthy statement: "We have decided to put Devian to rest. After the tour with Unleashed in 2009 we started to focus on the third Devian opus. After a few months of hard work on the album vocalist Legion (Witchery, ex-Marduk) announced that he'd leave the band. About that time we also parted ways with the label that released our two first albums, Century Media.

Some months later we started to negotiate with various labels but never did found anything that would meet even our budget for recording.
During this period of time we started to feel that we had lost the glow we once had for the band and the music.

We recorded a demo with a new direction to more ordinary metal with lots of clean vocals, you can still hear it on MySpace. This gave a new spark to the band, but it was only temporary.

At this time guitarist/vocalist Joinus (ex-Nominon) decided to leave the band. He was "tired" of the music Devian was playing. After all, 20 years playing death/thrash metal in various acts is a long time. And the step to the direction he (and some other members) was trying to reach was a step to far and would only disappoint all of you who listened to what Devian once started out as, a Death Metal act.

And after Joinus left drummer Emil (The Legion, ex-Marduk), so remaining guitarist Tomas and bassist Carl decided to put Devian to sleep, forever..."

But to give up music would be to give up life. Nowadays you can find the members in the following acts:

Joinus plays '60s and '70s rock'n'roll in the luciferian-themed Year Of The Goat (just released a mini-LP / mini-CD through VÁN Records) and garage-smelling, denim-action rock in The Horsehead Union (album released during autumn 2011 with artwork from Skrymer / Finntroll).

Tomas has teamed up with Roberth Karlsson (ex-Devian, ex-Edge Of Sanity, Facebreaker, Scar Symmetry) and released a few hardcore-oriented albums on the hardcore Swedish label Halvfabrikat Records. This project is called Aktiv Dödshjälp. Some time ago a well-known extreme metal band offered him the bass duties in their band. He accepted the offer and is right now sweating his guts out in a rehearsal room in Stockholm; preparing to get out on tour again asap!

He added: "Devian has been a good run and really cool experience for me that I'll never forget!"


Band profile: Devian
Posted: 23.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (1)

Machine Head - New Album Title Revealed

San Francisco Bay Area groove metallers Machine Head have set Unto The Locust as the title of their upcoming new album. The CD is scheduled for a September 27th release through Roadrunner Records.

Unto The Locust was recorded at Green Day's Jingletown Studios in Oakland, California, with frontman Robb Flynn producing.

You can find more info about Locust, the first single off the record, at this location.

Machine Head will be part of Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer and will embark on a European Tour later this year.


Band profile: Machine Head
Posted: 23.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (5)

Azarath - New Songs Online, Polish Tour Dates With Bulldozer

"Behold The Satan's Sword" and "Holy Possessions", two brand-new tracks from Polish blackened death quartet Azarath, are available for streaming on their official site, and below for the time being.

"Behold The Satan's Sword" and "Holy Possessions" comes off the band's upcoming new album, entitled Blasphemers' Maledictions, which is set to be released later this month through Witching Hour Productions.

Cover artwork and layout was painted and designed by Zbigniew M. Bielak (Absu, Watain, Deströyer 666, Autopsy)

Blasphemers' Maledictions tracklist:

01. Arising The Black Flame
02. Supreme Reign Of Tiamat
03. Crushing Hammer Of The Antichrist
04. Firebreath Of Blasphemy And Scorn
05. Behold The Satan's Sword
06. Under The Will Of The Lord
07. The Abjection
08. Deathstorms Raid The Earth
09. Lucifer's Rising
10. Holy Possession
11. Harvester Of Flames

In other news, Azarath will embark, together with Italian Bulldozer, on a Polish tour in September. Support acts are set to be Deus Mortem and Witchmaster.

Blasphemers' Campaign Tour:

02.09 - Lublin (PL) - Grafitti
03.09 - Rzeszów (PL) - Pod Palma
04.09 - Kraków (PL) - TBA
05.09 - Katowice (PL) - MegaClub
06.09 - Wrocław (PL) - Firlej
07.09 - Poznań (PL) - Blue Note
08.09 - Warszawa (PL) - Progresja
09.09 - Bydgoszcz (PL) - Estrada Stage Bar
10.09 - Gdynia (PL) - Ucho


Band profile: Azarath
Event: Blasphemers' Campaign 2011
Posted: 23.06.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (3)

Hellfest Open Air - News And Whispers From Hell

Unless you've been living in a cave for the last couple of months, you know that Hellfest Open Air 2011 took place last weekend.

As always, Metal Storm sent out a small army of reporters to cover the event. You can expect an exclusive live report, tons of hq pictures and an anthology of our most memorable festival experiences to appear online in the next coming weeks.

We also had the chance to meet up with some artists backstage. After the small talk and/or a few beers, we got to the juicy details. Here are a handful of scoops we gathered during our chats that we don't want to keep from you!

Orphaned Land are embarking on a big European tour later this year. Direct support will come from Oriental folk metal band Arkan and Tunisian progressive metallers Myrath. Dates for this tour have officially been announced earlier today. You can find them over here.

Oriental folk metal band Arkan will also support Arch Enemy in December. The band has been confirmed as the special guest on all French dates of the Arch Enemy winter tour throughout Europe.

Angelizer, the young melodic death metal outfit hailing from Toulouse, France, plan to release their first full-length album later this year. A tentative release date has been set for September. The follow-up to the 2008 Poison Dreams EP will be called Philosophy With Decibels, and will be released through New Death Records / Necrocosm Productions.

Also long-running French metal acts S.U.P. and Supuration are set to release a new album.

Supuration, the French death metal band, will start the recording process of their new album this summer. Mixing will take place in September. The album will be called Cu3e and is tentatively due in November. Cu3e will conclude the trilogy story started with The Cube and Incubation.

S.U.P., their avantgarde/electronic metal counterpart, will release a new album afterwards. Most of the material for this album has already been written.

Dødheimsgard plan to continue touring. A Paris show is scheduled for November 2 (but not confirmed yet), and the band intend to post future tour dates on their facebook page.

And while we're talking about touring, we have to mention that Pain Of Salvation have an upcoming Eastern Europe tour, which should happen sometime around October. The dates have yet to be published, so stay tuned for more info!

And finally, next year's edition of Hellfest Open Air will take place June 15-17th 2012 in Clisson, France. We can already tell that the festival will move 400 meters away from the previous area. First names to be announced soon! Hear it here first!


Event: Hellfest Open Air 2011
Posted: 23.06.2011 by Darkside Momo | Comments (4)

Machine Head - Euro Tour With BMTH, DevilDriver, Darkest Hour

San Francisco Bay Area metallers Machine Head will embark on a European headlining tour later this fall, titled The Eighth Plague Tour.

Support on the trek will come from Bring Me The Horizon, Devildriver and Darkest Hour.

Get a list of all confirmed shows so far below.


Band profile: Machine Head
Event: Machine Head: The Eighth Plague Tour
Posted: 22.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (11)

Black Tide - New Song Online

"That Fire", a brand-new track from Miami-based hard-rock quartet Black Tide has been made available for streaming over at this location.

"That Fire" comes off the band's upcoming new album, entitled Post Mortem, which will be released on August 23rd through DGC/Interscope Records.


Band profile: Black Tide
Posted: 22.06.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Samael - Euro Tour With Septicflesh, Keep Of Kalessin

Tour dates have been confirmed for the Lux Mundi European Tour, headlined by Swiss metallers Samael.

The band will embark on a European tour in September, with support coming from Septicflesh, Keep Of Kalessin and two additional guests.

Get the dates after the jump.


Band profile: Samael
Event: Samael: Lux Mundi Europe Tour
Posted: 22.06.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (10)

Falconer - New Video Online

"Vid Rosornas Grav", the new video from Swedish folk power metal band Falconer can now be watched over at this location (courtesy of

Comments Falconer guitarist Stefan Weinerhall: "The video for "Vid Rosornas Grav" is re-enacting a story that took place not far from where we live. It gives you a vision of what position you would have 150 years ago if you were just a common man or serf. It surely doesn't look like a metal video in the beginning but then again, when have Falconer ever been about being as metal as possible."

The clip was produced and directed by the people of who also did the "Carnival of Disgust" video.

"Vid Rosornas Grav" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Armod, which was released on June 3th in Europe through Metal Blade Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Falconer
Posted: 22.06.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

Ashes You Leave - Part Ways With Vocalist

Croatian gothic/doom metal band Ashes You Leave are looking for a new singer after the departure of Tamara Mulaosmanovic.

A statement from the band reads as follows: "Our long time singer Tamara is no longer a member of Ashes You Leave due to personal reasons. We are now searching for a new lead vocalist. All the interested parties can contact us on our band mail. Please send your photo, personal information (name, date of birth, place of residence etc.) and a link or a mp3 file with the recording of you singing. Studio and live experience is not required but it is desireable since the material for our sixth album is already written and ready for recording. We will inform you about the date and place of the audition via e-mail."

Back in March also drummer Dalibor Franjkic parted ways with Ashes You Leave. The band will announce his replacement any time soon.


Band profile: Ashes You Leave
Posted: 22.06.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

Cannabis Corpse - New Song Online

"Where The Kind Lives", a brand-new track from US death metal band Cannabis Corpse has been made available for streaming over at MetalSucks.

"Where The Kind Lives" comes off the band's upcoming new album, entitled Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise, which will be released on July 12th through Forcefield Records.

The album was mixed by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) at Mana Studios and mastered by Alan Douches at West Side Music.


Band profile: Cannabis Corpse
Posted: 22.06.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (12)

Orphaned Land - European Tour With Arkan & Myrath

Orphaned Land will embark on an European Tour during November/December.

Special guests on The Tour To OR Shalem are French/Algerian/Moroccan oriental Metal band Arkan, Tunisian progressive metal band Myrath and French punk rockers ArtWeg.

Get all the dates below.


Band profile: Orphaned Land
Event: Orphaned Land: The Tour to OR Shalem
Posted: 22.06.2011 by JD | Comments (16)

Carach Angren - New Video Online

"The Sighting Is A Portent Of Doom", the first-ever video from Dutch melodic black metal band Carach Angren can now be watched below.

The clip was shot over a period of about six months by Carach Angren and Erik Wijnands of Negakinu Photography.


"The Sighting Is A Portent Of Doom" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Death Came Through A Phantom Ship, which was released early last year through Maddening Media.


Band profile: Carach Angren
Posted: 22.06.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (14)

Devin Townsend - Two New Albums Streaming Online

Deconstruction and Ghost, the two brand-new albums from Canadian madman Devin Townsend, are now streaming in their entirety at AOL Music.

Ghost is streaming in full here, and Deconstruction over here.

Deconstruction and Ghost will be released in North America today, June 21st (one day earlier internationally) through InsideOut Music. More album details were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Devin Townsend Project
Posted: 21.06.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (3)