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Dying Fetus - Thrashing And Burning Europe With Origin

Dying Fetus will headline the third installment of the "Thrash And Burn Tour" as it returns to Europe in early April. Joining Dying Fetus for this month-long tour is Origin, Beneath The Massacre, Man Must Die and Revocation. A listing of confirmed "Thrash And Burn" tour dates and cities can be found below. Additional tour news and ticket information will be made available via

Dying Fetus, who have just returned home the Planetary Depravity US Tour and an European run alongside Cannibal Corpse, are touring in support of their brand new album Descend Into Depravity. The band's Sean Beasley commented on their upcoming tour; "We are very excited to be a part of Thrash And Burn this year and can't wait to witness the carnage every night of this tour."

Dying Fetus has also recently completed work on the second video from Descend Into Depravity for the track "Your Treachery Will Die With You". The video was lensed in New York once again with director Kevin Custer (Hatebreed, Testament, Soulja Boy, Kingdom Of Sorrow) and will see its premiere imminently. Dying Fetus previously worked with Custer on the first video from Descend Into Depravity, for "Shepherd's Commandment", that can be viewed online now at this location.

The Thrash And Burn European Tour 2010

April 9 - Germany, Karlsruhe (Substage)
April 10 - Germany, Essen (Turock)
April 11 - Germany, Hamburg (Markthalle)
April 13 - Denmark, Copenhagen (The Rock)
April 14 - Germany, Berlin (SO 36)
April 15 - Slovakia, Nitra (Nova Pekaren)
April 16 - Germany, Leipzig (Theaterfabrik)
April 17 - Germany, Würzburg (Posthalle)
April 18 - Austria, Vienna (Arena)
April 19 - Germany, Munich (Feierwerk)
April 20 - Austria, Graz (Seifenfabrik)
April 21 - Italy, Bologna (Estragon)
April 22 - Italy, Milan (Tunnel)
April 23 - Switzerland, Erstfeld (Transilvania)
April 24 - France, Savigny (Le Temple Emprunte)
April 25 - France, Rennes (Ubu)
April 26 - Belgium, Gent (Minus One)
April 27 - UK, London (Underworld)
April 28 - UK, Newport (TJ's)
April 29 - UK, Manchester (Club Academy)
April 30 - UK, Birmingham (O2 Academy)
May 01 - The Netherlands, Tilburg (Neurotic Deathfest)
May 02 - Portugal, Barroselas (SWR Barroselas Metalfest)


Band profile: Dying Fetus
Event: The Thrash And Burn European Tour
Posted: 18.12.2009 by Thryce | Comments (4)

Kamelot - Studio Update

Kamelot vocalist Roy Khan issued the following short update:

"Things are going great here in Wolfsburg! We will take a break next week for Christmas and then we are back to finishing things up. Lots going on here, new album, new setlist for the tour, new label news and more. Lots of diversity on the new record. We hope to announce more details soon including the cover art etc... stay tuned and get ready for a MONSTER 2010! Kamelot has set a tentative release date for their next album for March 22nd, 2010!"


Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 17.12.2009 by Zhao | Comments (11)

Chimaira - Recording Christmas Show For New DVD

Chimaira's 10th annual hometown Christmas show on December 27 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio will be filmed for a forthcoming concert DVD.

Commented guitarist Rob Arnold: "It's hard for us to believe that the first time Chimaira played the Cleveland area over the holidays was ten years ago this Christmas. And the fact that the show became an annual event, drawing metal heads from not only the Cleveland area but from all over the globe, makes it all the more special.

I remember being excited years ago, when fans started showing up from places as far as Texas, and now seeing fans flying in from places like Europe and the U.K. is, to say the least... astonishing.

So here we are... our tenth annual Chimaira Christmas show, and we plan to make it special. The production will be the biggest and the best yet, and the set list will span our entire catalog."

Chimaira is currently on tour in the U.S. with Trivium.


Band profile: Chimaira
Event: Chimaira
Posted: 17.12.2009 by Overlord_PT | Comments (2)

Edenbridge - Album Tracklist Revealed

Edenbridge have finished the recordings for their 7th studio album, which will have the title Solitaire. The release date will be in May 2010.

Solitaire tracklist:

01. Entree Unique
02. Solitaire
03. Higher
04. Skyline's End
05. Bon Voyage Vagabond
06. Come Undone
07. Out Of This World
08. Further Afield
09. A Virtual Dream?
10. Brothers On Diamir
11. Exit Unique

The limited edition will have 2 additional songs: "Eternity" and "Inward Passage". More news and infos regarding the new album will follow soon.


Band profile: Edenbridge
Posted: 17.12.2009 by Thryce | Comments (12)

Rotting Christ - Album Details Revealed

Original news, posted on 28.11.2009

Set for a February 15th release, Rotting Christ's upcoming album is entitled Aealo, correlatively with the band's will to delve deeper than ever before into their Greek roots.

Frontman Sakis explains: "Aealo is the transcription of the ancient Greek word ΕΑΛΩ into the Latin alphabet. It means thrashing, catastrophe or destruction and reflects the musical and lyrical content of the album. The concept of Aealo deals with the feelings of a warrior during a battle, therefore the album's title bears this sense of anger, fear and grief."

The CD was recorded at Lunatach Studios in Katerini, Greece and will feature guest appearances by Greek-American vocalist Diamanda Galas and Primordial frontman Alan A. Nemtheanga.

Aealo will be released in the US on February 23.


The release of Rotting Christ's eleventh offering Aealo is just two more months ahead.

Aealo cover art] tracklist:

01. Aealo
02. Eon Aenaos
03. Demonon Vrosis
04. Noctis Era
05. Dub-Sag-Ta-Ke
06. Fire Death And Fear
07. Nekron Iahes...
08. ...Pir Threontai
09. Thou Art Lord
10. Santa Muerte
11. Orders From The Dead

Frontman Sakis comments on the artwork: "We are totally satisfied to have collaborated once more with Season of Mist's graphic designer Jérôme for the Aealo cover and lay-out. We are really impressed how well Jérôme managed to express our new album's concept on a piece of paper. The weird, the fearful, the furious feelings of a soldier during a battle are there... in front of your eyes!"


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Posted: 17.12.2009 by Thryce | Comments (15)

Hatesphere - New Drummer, Pull Out Of European Tour

In a statement from the band, Hatesphere have announced the addition of a new drummer:

"Things happen fast in this world - and after having suffered back problems for a long time Dennis finally had to throw in the towel. So the US Tour (with The Black Dahlia Murder, Augury and Obscura) not only marks the first time for us over there - it also marks the first tour with our new drummer, Mike Park, who many of you know from his work with fellow Danish metallers Mercenary. Mike has already had his live debut with us on our three shows in late November, and we are more than happy to have him joining our ranks! Welcome in the band!

As mentioned before things really do go fast from time to time. We have been forced to cancel our upcoming European tour with Hypocrisy, because of several personal circumstances and our change of drummer. We are very sorry, as we have looked very much forward to this tour - both to play with Hypocrisy and Survivors Zero but also to meet all you European fans again. But it seems impossible for us to be able to play it at this time. We hope for your understanding - and we promise you, we will be back later in 2010. Thank you all for your support!"

Confirmed US tour dates include:

2/24 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
2/25 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
2/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room
2/27 Orlando, FL @ The Social
3/01 Houston, TX @ Meridian
3/02 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
3/03 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
3/05 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
3/06 Los Angeles, CA @ Ultra Violet
3/07 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
3/08 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/09 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/10 Boise, ID @ The Venue
3/12 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
3/13 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
3/14 Des Moines, IA @ People's Court
3/15 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
3/16 Chicago, IL @ Metro
3/18 Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
3/19 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
3/20 New York, NY @ Santo's Party House
3/21 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
3/22 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
3/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
3/24 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick


Band profile: Hatesphere
Event: Hypocrisy: European Tour
Posted: 16.12.2009 by Thryce | Comments (0)

Evile - New Bassist

British thrashers EVILE have revealed the identity of their new bassist, who joins the band following the tragic and untimely death of their late bassist, Mike Alexander.

Mike Alexander passed away on October 5th, 2009 while the band was on tour in Sweden.

EVILE members Matt Drake, Ol Drake and Ben Carter have released the following statement:

"This has been one of the most bizarre and surreal tasks we've ever had to undertake. It isn't like Mike has decided to leave the band and we're simply finding a new bass player, he was taken from us, and we were forced to replace him. In effect we had to look for a new Mike, but that would never happen. He was one of a kind, and we'll never forget him.

"We had hundreds upon hundreds of emails from bass players from around the world (though we can only realistically have a bassist from the UK), and we want to thank everyone for taking the time out to contact us, and the people who came to jam with us. We only had a certain amount of time to actually audition/jam with bass players before the upcoming tours, to get time in for rehearsing the songs, getting visas sorted etc.

"Our new bass player goes by the name Joel Graham. He's an excellent, experienced bass player, and a really nice guy. We'd all appreciate it if you gave him a warm welcome to the band, as this must be a bizarre situation for him to be in also. We'll be getting some photos taken with him soon so you can see us with Joel, we just wanted to get the news out there that we have a new bassist, and that we thank each and every person for auditioning. Mike would be honoured at the amount of respect and admiration you expressed to us through contacting us."

EVILE are set to kick off a headlining European tour in January. The "Infecting Nations" tour will start with a run of UK shows, before the band heads off to mainland Europe. Joining EVILE on the tour will be American thrashers WARBRINGER and Israel's THE FADING.

The full "Infecting Nations" tour dates are as follows:

14.01.10 Cardiff, UK - Barfly
15.01.10 Wrexham, UK - Central Station
16.01.10 York, UK - Fibbers
17.01.10 Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
18.01.10 Newcastle, UK - University
20.01.10 Manchester, UK - Academy 3
21.01.10 Nottingham, UK - Rock City
22.01.10 Leeds, UK - Rios
23.01.10 Bristol, UK - Thekla
24.01.10 London, UK - The Underworld
25.01.10 Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
27.01.10 Tilburg, Holland - O13
28.01.10 Kerkrade, Holland - Rocktempel


Band profile: Evile
Posted: 16.12.2009 by Jeff | Comments (7)

Tardive Dyskinesia - New Video Online

Greek progressive math-death metallers Tardive Dyskinesia completed their first video for the song "Triggering The Fear Reactor" included in their brand new album "The Sea of See Through Skins" released on October 12th via Coroner Records.

"Aggressive, math, psychotic and obsessive are the keywords that identify this new work amazingly mixed and mastered by Jochem Jacob at Split Second Sound Studio in Holland (Textures, Inquest, Chiraw)."

The video of "Triggering The Fear Reactor" can be seen here.


Posted: 16.12.2009 by Darkside Momo | Comments (1)

Rise To Fall - Signs Deal With Coroner Records

Coroner Records issued the following statement:

"After the great feedback got from some important shows in Spain with bands like Scar Symmetry, Amon Amarth, Neaera, Maroon and Textures, the Spanish melo-death metallers Rise To Fall signed with Coroner Records for their upcoming debut album entitled "Restore The Balance", scheduled on February 22nd 2010.
The album, which includes 11 tracks recorded at the Rockstudios in Bilbao by the renowned producer Carlos Creator, was mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios in Denmark."

A preview of the new tracks can be listened at the official Rise To Fall MySpace or at Coroner Records MySpace.


Posted: 16.12.2009 by Darkside Momo | Comments (0)

Kaer Morhen - Debut Album Details, Songs Online

German black metallers Kaer Morhen are proud to announce their first full-lenght album, called Aen Ithlinnespeath, is finally finished. Aen Ithlinnespeath is described as a one hour of epic and melodic black metal.

Aen Ithlinnespeath cover art] tracklist:

01. Aen Ihtlinnespeath
02. Silver And Steel
03. Striega
04. Kaer Morhen
05. Nilfgaard Is Marching
06. Order Of The Rose
07. Farewell

Two full tracks ("Nilfgaard Is Marching" and "Silver And Steel") as well as samples can be streamed at


Posted: 16.12.2009 by Thryce | Comments (5)

Thesyre - Entire Back Catalog Available For Free Download

Canadian blackened thrash metal outfit Thesyre have issued the following statement:

"Since the release of our latest album Résistance (Osmose Productions, 2009) and after thinking for a while about the future of the band, we came to the conclusion that our priorities as a band were simple: We enjoy writing, arranging and recording music but we hate the idea of performing it onstage and on tour. We are creators, not entertainers. Also, we liked collaborating with labels over the years (and some obviously did a better job than others) but there will be no satisfying recording deals for us anymore. We're going independent!

From now on we'll be giving you free access to download our music via our website. If you feel like it, you will still be able to support us directly by buying our limited physical releases (Tape, CD, LP), merchandising items or simply making a donation after downloading.

Are we committing commercial suicide? Maybe. Who cares? We surely don't! Let's cut the middleman and reach out to the people directly. We embrace the revolution of the music industry! Ars longa, vita brevis."

Go to the Thesyre website to download the band's official releases, rehearsals and unreleased/rare material.


Posted: 16.12.2009 by Thryce | Comments (2)

Six Magics - Ink Deal With Coroner Records For New Record

Chilean metallers Six Magics signed a deal with Coroner Records for the release of their new album entitled Behind The Sorrow, scheduled on February 15th 2010.

After the amazing success got in South America with their previous album and their promotional tours with bands like Nightwish, Blind Guardian and Rhapsody Of Fire, the female fronted quintet is ready to overrun all the other countries with their new amzing album, recorded, mixed and engineered by the legendary multi-platinum producer David Prater, the man behind the console for albums like Images And Words and A Change Of Seasons by Dream Theater. Behind The Sorrow is described as an heavy metal album with classic influences and prog shades, full of epic and orchestral moments, played with a modern and actual attitude.

A preview of the album cover art can be found here. The album title track can be streamed on the band's MySpace.


Band profile: Six Magics
Posted: 16.12.2009 by Thryce | Comments (1)

The Meads Of Asphodel - New Album Almost Ready

The forthcoming 4th album proper from English progressive Black metal band, The Meads Of Asphodel is in the final stages of completion. The album is titled, The Murder Of Jesus The Jew, with a track listing featuring: "From Eagle to Cross", "God of Sand", "Apostle of the uncircumcised", "Jew Killer", "The Man from Keiroth".

Guests who have already recorded vocals are, Hoest Taake], Vincent Crowley Acheron]. The intro and one instrumental has been created by Mirai Sigh], with guitar and keyboard parts handles by Alisa Coral Space Mirrors], Elle Torry, Imperial Vengeance].

The core elements of the band, Metatron , J.D Tait , Alan Davey and skim hammerer Urakbarameel have created a concept album that centers around the humanity of the Galilean healer who became a God of western aspirations and whose own roots became washed away with the cleansing of the Roman Church. The Murder Of Jesus The Jew is scheduled for a release mid-2010.


Band profile: The Meads Of Asphodel
Posted: 16.12.2009 by Thryce | Comments (0)

Textures - To Release Best Of Album Exclusively In India

Textures will release a best of album titled Extracts 2004-2009 exclusively in India, where up until now none of the band's albums have been available. Extracts 2004-2009 will be released on the 4th January through EMI Music. The album will consist of a compilation of songs from the Textures first three albums.

Extracts 2004-2009 tracklisting:

01. Storm Warning
02. Awake
03. Regenesis
04. Swandive
05. Messengers
06. Ostensibly Impregnable
07. Stream Of Consciousness
08. Laments Of An Icarus
09. Transgression
10. Millstone
11. To Erase A Lifetime

Textures performed for the first time in India on the 5th of December. The band co-headlined Deccan Rock Festival in Bangalore. Fan-filmed footage can be found here. Limited amounts will be exclusively available from the band's webstore in the new year.


Band profile: Textures
Posted: 16.12.2009 by BudDa | Comments (6)

Finntroll - New Album Details Revealed, Song Online

Original news, posted on 26.11.2009

Century Media Records press release

The last leaves have fallen in the old world of Europe, stripping down the trees to wooden skeletons, and a dark wind is blowing from the coldest north to freeze your souls. Finntroll will blow their new album Nifelvind across the withered earth on 22nd February 2010. Everybody who thought that the album title is Mot Skuggornas Värld should learn his lesson to never trust a Troll. Nifelvind was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland and mastered by Mika Jussila (add any big Finnish Metal band for namedropping) at Finnvox Studios. The album cover artwork was done again by the band's own guitarist Skrymer.

Finntroll comments on the album as follows: "After tough and hectic weeks in the studio, due to lack of time and summer festivals, we are now really, really pleased with the results. Nifelvind is the most advanced and mature Finntroll-album to date, with musical themes ranging from powerful death metal riffs to dark soundtracks, from pounding black metal to groovy 80's pop-music. All this is accompanied by our trademark sound, lots of never-before-heard instruments in the metal-scene, folklore and legends that make it overall the most versatile album we have created so far."

The tracklist reads as follows:

01. Blodmarsch (intro)
02. Solsagan
03. Den Frusna Munnen
04. Ett Norrskensdåd
05. I Trädens Sång
06. Tiden Utan Tid
07. Galgasång
08. Mot Skuggornas Värld
09. Under Bergets Rot
10. Fornfamnad
11. Dråp

Whereas the band's unique style has spawned an entire new genre that successfully blends black metal darkness with folkloristic melodies, in 2010 Finntroll shall proudly reclaim the folk metal throne and leave myriads of copycats crushed to pieces...

UPDATE (thanks to 21268)

In February 2010, Finntroll band will release its highly anticipated new slab of folk-rooted back metal hymns entitled Nifelvind. The album was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (Apocalyptica, Amorphis, Ensiferum, etc.) in Helsinki, Finland and mastered by Mika Jussila (Children Of Bodom, Sonata Arctica, Him, etc.) at Finnvox Studios. The album cover artwork was done again by the band's own guitarist Skrymer and visually captures the true FINNTROLL spirit perfectly.

Now, the band presents you the first track from this opus, "Under Bergets Rot", at its redesigned MySpace page.

Nifelvind will be released on the following dates:


Band profile: Finntroll
Posted: 15.12.2009 by Sentenced Odiin | Comments (29)