Warbringer just completed a new video for the vicious track, "At The Crack Of Doom," with up-and-coming director Joe Hendrick. The clip is a savage, performance-based video that unleashes a fury of aggression and all-out thrash madness, which further proves how lethal this band is live. Head over to http://www.myspace.com/warbringer now to check it out.
John Laux (guitar) states: "We ended up performing "At The Crack Of Doom" at a very old, evil and torn-up building in the Mojave desert. This video is a performance piece like "Combat Shock," but we also had extras running around in hooded robes carrying torches as part of a post-apocalyptic cult or something. Needless to say, after working on the project we are very excited for its release."
Mekong Delta have announced the addition of vocalist Martin LeMar (Tomorrow's Eve) and drummer Alex Landenburg (At Vance, Annihilator) to the group's ranks.
Posted on the band's official site: "Mekong Delta has found a (permanent) replacement for Leo as vocalist. His name is Martin LeMar and you might know him for his work with Tomorrow's Eve. To give you a little insight to Martin's voice, here's a remake of the track "Epilogue" from Mekong Delta's second album ("The Music of Erich Zann") including Martin's vocals."
Mekong Delta has found a drummer able to play the upcoming live shows. His name is Alex Landenburg. In the video section of the site you can find a video where you can see Alex (and hear most of the rest of the band) rehearsing "Immortal Hate".
"After lots of rehearsals and a long search, we finally can confirm and hereby present our new vocalist Chris "Ashtrael" Bonner Photo].
Amongst the candidates during the past weeks, he was the one that really convinced us with his motivation, attitude and, of course, his awesome voice!
During the next weeks, we'll be working together on the vocal lines for the songs of our upcoming album, entilted "Phoenix", as well as the setlist/rehearsals for the next gigs. We can't wait to enter the stage again! More info about coming gigs soon, but if you're meanwhile interested in getting to know more about Ashtrael,
"The summer was very busy - after having got used to spending our summers at festivals around Europe for years, we faced an exciting change as this summer with most of the festival shows taking place in our home country Finland. The whole summer was caught on film and the result is our new DVD: the festival performances, the behind the scenes material, and also some interviews and other summer activities around Finland.
We also made a re-recording of the track "Battle Metal" and did a video clip to it based on material our fans had sent us. If you want, you can keep on sending us links to what ever material you come up with and we'll put them up on our site. Or if you want to send us something by snail mail, you can find the postal address on our site.
Psyopus have yet again (yes indeed, this is the second time they're announcing a new vocalist this year) found a new singer in Brian Woodruff. A statement from the band reads as follows:
"Psyopus is long overdue and happy to announce new vocalist Brian Woodruff into the band. If you've seen Psyopus at all since the beginning of our "Grinding Into Cataclysm" tour that began in August, you may have noticed the new face on the stage. Well, here is the explanation. After Harrison Christie's announced replacement, Matt Duckbirth, flaked out shortly after our press release of his joining the band, we replaced him with Brian. Brian was known as the vocalist from the Binghamton/Rochester, NY band As This Body, I Exist. We worked with him intensely, brought him into the studio and recorded the new album. This album was recorded with Brian. VERY shortly there after we jumped in the van and headed out for tour with War From A Harlots Mouth, Fuck The Facts and Left To Vanish.
German power metallers Paragon will release their new album, "Screenslaves", on November 14th via Massacre Records. The album was produced by Uwe Lullis (ex-Grave Digger, Rebellion) at Black Solaris Studio in Frankfurt.
06. The Blade In The Dark
07. Death Next Door
08. The Killing Hand
10. Larger Than Life Video]
11. L' Eredita
12. Screenslaves Video
A few weeks ago, Thorns mastermind Snorre Ruch has posted the following update:
"We are in the process of recording our second album now. We are working in Oera Studio here in Trondheim with Jostein Ansnes and a couple of other good technicians. We started recording drums on September 1. and will start recording guitars and bass the coming week. Vocals will be recorded in a separate session later this fall, and we will use some time with additional instruments and recordings to accompany the basic instrumentation. We hope to deliver the master to Moonfog before Christmas and that the album will be out first quarter of 2009.
We are proud to say that we have 10 great songs written by myself and Jon Wesseltoft. Lyrics are mainly written by Aldrahn. The material on this album is mostly harder, darker and more energetic than on the 2001 album. Gratification guarantied!!"
Celesty have finished the recordings of their fourth studio album. The mixing of the album will begin in November/December after the renovation of the studio is finished. Meanwhile the band is furiously rehearsing the new material for their upcoming live shows.
"The recordings were completed without any major problems and we're happy to announce the new album will sound extremely massive and bombastic! The mixing process will be a serious challenge for Samu Oittinen of Fantom Studio since the songs have so many tracks - in fact, we're getting close to the Finnish record of amount of tracks on an album!", says Jere Luokkamäki, the drummer of Celesty.
The new album will feature eleven tracks and over sixty minutes of music.
German Gothic metallers Coronatus have announced their new CD "Porta Obscura" is finished. Coronatus are back from Helsinki, where in the Finvox Studios Mika Jussila finally mastered the new album. A small image of how the cover art will look like can be found here. "Porta Obscura" will be released on 14th november 2008 through Massacre Records. The record release party is going to take place in the Schwimmbadclub, Heidelberg (Germany) on the same day, together with Midnattsol.
Antigama have entered the studio this weekend to record their as-yet-untitled fifth full length, and second album for Relapse Records.
"Resonance" follow-up is being recorded in their hometown Warsaw at Progresja Sound, again with outstanding producer Szymon Czech (Third Degree, Nyia, Vesania, Unsun). The session will take about two weeks and mixing will follow shortly after. The record will see an early 2009 international release date.
After crucial line-up changes that the band went through couple months ago Antigama's guitarist Sebastian Rokicki promises their new album will be the best and landmark release in whole band's career.
"We just recorded our new album "Thirst" coming out on December 19th via AFM-Records! The new album was produced again by Andy Classen at his Stage One Studio! More details about "Thirst" you will find the next days in this section!"
In other news the band had to cancel two French live dates in October. Tankard commented: "We are very very sorry to inform you that we have to cancel both our shows in Paris and Marseille/France on october 3rd and 4th. Reason: The premature twins of our guitarist Andi are very sick. His little son Jannis will even have another dangerous surgery in Hannover 350 km from Frankfurt away next week so there's no way that we can play those concerts. We hope to play shows next year instead. If we have more news about this we'll inform you here. Sorry but this is a serious emergency."
Guitarist Phil Fasciana of the long-running Florida extreme metallers Malevolent Creation has issued the following update:
"I know it has been some time since we have said much or updated things lately, but finally there are European tour dates posted on our MySpace page and there are more coming!!!!!
Also, after much consideration and long talks between the three original bandmembers of Malevolent Creation (Brett Hoffmann - vokills; Jason Blachowicz - bass; Phil Fasciana - lead guitar) we have to decided to stop fucking around!!!!
Just like all bands, we to have had our share of personal problems that have delayed things a bit. But we have to decided to continue touring around the world and after we return from our headlining tour of Europe with support from the mighty Vital Remains and our friends from Florida Wykked Wytch in December, we will start the pre-production for a shitload of new Malevolent Creation songs for our 11th full-length studio release.
Noah Martin has issued the following statement in regards to stepping down from his bass-playing duties in Arsis:
"Well, I don't know where to start. When you're in a band, you're nothing but at the will of the group you're in. At some point, after lots of nights laying awake in a bunk after a show in the middle of the country, you really start to wonder where your life is headed. I know there's a big difference between what's smart and what you really want to do. I really need to do the smart thing and finish college, though I'd also like to do what I love, and continue playing with Arsis. Unfortunately, I can't do them both. Thus, I've decided to leave the band.