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Adrift For Days - Set To Release Debut Next Week, Two Songs Online

Sydney psychedelic stoner/doom outfit Adrift For Days are set to release their 71 minute debut album The Lunar Maria on August the 5th, 2010.

The Lunar Maria is inspired by numerous groups such as Neurosis, Electric Wizard, Weedeater, Alice In Chains, Down, Om, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd and features previous members of several Sydney bands including Ebolie, Intrepid, The Captains Package and Kill A Celebrity.

Recording took place at The Brain Studios with additional recording, mixing and mastering completed by Tim Carr at 301 Studios. A picture of the cover artwork can be found here. Adrift for Days' The Lunar Maria (digipak) will be available through the band, 65 Degrees Music Cafe and iTunes from August 5th.

The band currently has 2 tracks, "Bury All That's Chosen" and "The Leech", available to stream on their MySpace page.


Posted: 31.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (0)

Autopsy - New EP Later This Year

West Coast gore legends, Autopsy, have completed the recording of their first tracks since officially reforming last year. The Tomb Within EP was recorded in mid-July 2010 at Fantasy Studios with Adam Munoz. The Tomb Within unites the original trio of Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles, and Eric Cutler, joined on bass by Joe Trevisano (ex-Abscess). 

The new EP - the band's first in over a decade - consists of five new tunes of gore and depravity, and will be released on CD and 12" vinyl on September 13th through the Peaceville Records webstore, with a general release set for later this fall. Cover art is supplied by renowned fantasy/horror artist Matt Cavotta. 

Autopsy issued the following statement about their reformation and the forthcoming EP: "As many of you know, for years it has been repeatedly stated that Autopsy was over with and done for good. While that was indeed true for a long span of time, it is no longer the case. Autopsy has come to the solid realization that the time is now right to resume their mission of gore soaked death metal brutality and to fulfill this mission with maximum intensity.

Make no mistake about it, Autopsy is not about reliving the past, basking in nostalgia or riding on efforts from years long gone. The band is hungry to devour fresh minds and souls and has been amassing an arsenal of new and deathly material to unleash upon those who also hunger for such brutality. The surgical instruments are being sharpened and a pure death metal assault of the most horrific order is underway as you read these very words. On behalf of the band, thanks goes out to all who relented and simply would not allow this beast to remain in the grave. Your persistence will be met with unspeakable and unapologetic sonic atrocities. Let the blood flow...." 

The Tomb Within cover art] tracklist:

01. The Tomb Within
02. My Corpse Shall Rise
03. Seven Skulls
04. Human Genocide
05. Mutant Village


Band profile: Autopsy
Posted: 31.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (4)

U.S. Christmas - New Album Details Revealed

Neurot Recordings is proud to unleash the latest full-length from "psychedelic, high-volume blues rock" ensemble U.S. Christmas. Entitled Run Thick In The Night, the band's fifth long player was recorded by Sanford Parker at Fahrenheit Studio in Johnson City, Tennessee, mixed by Parker and USX members Nate Hall, Matt Johnson and Josh Holt at Semaphore Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Collin Jordan.

One of the new tracks, "Fonta Flora" is streaming on the band's MySpace. Run Thick In The Night will be released via Neurot Recordings on September 20, 2010.

Run Thick In The Night cover art] tracklist:

01. In The Night
02. Wolf On Anareta
03. Fire Is Sleeping
04. Fonta Flora
05. Ephraim In The Stars
06. The Leonids
07. Suzerain
08. Maran
09. The Quena
10. Deep Green
11. Devil's Flower In Mother Winter
12. Mirror Glass
13. The Moon In Flesh And Bone


Posted: 31.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (2)

SIC - New Track Online

Hardcore/Thrash metal band SIC (Faroe Islands) has uploaded a brand new track, titled "Killing Birth", on its official MySpace page. The track comes off the band's newly recorded sophomore album, Fighters They Bleed, which is expected to be released in late 2010. The album was recorded at Denmark's Hansen Studios under Jakob Hansen himself and was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen. Fighters They Bleed is the first album to feature Dennis Buhl (ex-Hatesphere) on drums who replaced Magnus Hansen earlier this year.

A "sing-along" video (containing lyrics) of the song "Killing Birth"can also be found on Youtube at this location.

SIC's debut album, Pandemonium, was released in 2007 via Tutl Records and was recorded at Denmark's Jailhouse Studios together with producer Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pretty Maids).


Posted: 31.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (1)

Incantation - Cancel This Weekend's Live Appearances

US death metal act Incantation has been forced to cancel their appearances at this year's Stonehenge and Mass Deathstruction festivals. Incantation frontman John McEntee has issued the following statement, explaining the cancellations:

"It is with great regret we announce that we had to cancel our headlining festival appearance at the Stonehenge Fest in Holland and the Mass Deathstruction Fest in Belgium this weekend. Between us and our booking agent we did all we could to try to make the fest appearance happen, but only after many attempts we had to come to the conclusion that there was just no way to make it happen.

We want apologize both fest organizers for giving us this opportunity. we also want to thank all our supporters that were looking forward to our performances. we know that both promoters are very stand up people, and I'm sure both fest will be a great success."

Incantation is still scheduled to appear at the Hostile City Death Fest in Philadelphia, PA on August 27th as well as the Noctis IV Metal Fest in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 24th.


Band profile: Incantation
Posted: 31.07.2010 by BudDa | Comments (1)

Scars On Broadway - Check Out A New Song

Scars On Broadway, the System Of A Down spin-off featuring guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, have a new song online. The brand new track is called "Fucking" and can be streamed via SoundCloud over at this location. To unlock the free "Fucking" mp3 download, you'll need to share this page with your friends on Facebook or Twitter.

Scars On Broadway returned to the live stage on 2nd of May after a 17-month absence to play a headlining show in West Hollywood, California, where they performed another new song, called "Talkin' Shit". The band will also play in Los Angeles in August. There is however no word on any further new studio material of the band.


Band profile: Scars On Broadway
Posted: 31.07.2010 by Sjuk | Comments (8)

Helloween - New Single In September

In anticipation of the upcoming new Helloween album 7 Sinners, to be released somewhere around Halloween, the band will release a new single in September - though reportedly in Japan only. The disc will be titled Are You Metal? and will be in Japanese stores on the 22th of September.

Are You Metal? tracklist:

01. Are You Metal?
02. Raise The Noise
03. I'm Free


Band profile: Helloween
Posted: 31.07.2010 by Sjuk | Comments (19)

Decrepit Birth - Have A New Video Online

Technical Death metallers Decrepit Birth have, in conjunction with, uploaded their newest music video for the track "The Resonance" online. The clip can be viewed at this location. The video was directed by former VJ/producer for MTV Norway's Headbangers Ball Ann Christin "Anki" Rihm.

The song comes from the band's latest album Polarity, out now on Nuclear Blast Records. More album details can be retrieved here.


Band profile: Decrepit Birth
Posted: 31.07.2010 by BudDa | Comments (0)

Bro Jovi - New Band Feat. Aborted, Abigail Williams Members

Official press release

We are the almighty drunkards, Bro Jovi, from the US. Bro Jovi is a rabid alcohol fueled beast, and is comprised of ex- and current members of Abigail Williams (Candlelight Records), Aborted (Century Media Records), and System Divide (Metal Blade Records).

Our debut album, Songs to Crush Beers to Vol. I : Slippery When Blacked, was recorded in late Fall of 2009 and is hot and ready for mass international consumption! The album was tracked and mixed at Conquistador Studios (Cleveland, OH) by producer/engineer Cole Martinez (System Divide, Aborted, Abigail Williams) while all artwork/layout duties were handled by Avernus Studios, otherwise known as the infamous, Sven De Caluwe (Aborted, System Divide).

We have posted three songs to whet your foul appetites and we hope it invokes a reaction of wretching, vomiting, twitching uncontrollably, or worse! Prepare yourselves for armageddon!


Posted: 31.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (7)

Trail Of Tears - Guitarist Leaves The Band

Trail Of Tears guitarist Pål Olsen has parted ways with the band after three years of service. The band issued the following statement:

"Our guitarist, party-hat chief and beer drinker extraordinaire, Paul, has informed the rest of us that he is leaving the band. His decision is based on lack of time and a general wish to concentrate on the band that he co-founded, Guardians Of Time. We think it sucks to lose a talented guitarist as well as a genuinely great guy but this decision is probably for the best both for Paul, as well as for the band and we absolutely respect it and wish Paul much luck and happiness in the times to come. Trail of Tears will not bring a new member into the family as we are very much content with how the situation is at the moment and so the band will continue as a 5-piece.
We also want to make it perfectly clear that this will not affect the upcoming festivals and shows, nor will it affect the writing and pre-production work for the next album, a process that we are well underway with."

Here are a few words from Paul: "Due to my commitment to Guardians Of Time, I can no longer give 100% of myself to Trail of Tears. Anything less than 100% feels wrong for me when it comes to such a great band, and I see no other option than to leave the band. My time in Trail of Tears has been a great run. I have been lucky enough to contribute to one of the band's best albums, Bloodstained Endurance, and we have played a lot of great shows together. My last gig with Trail of Tears at Metal Camp in Slovenia a few weeks ago was a good ending for me. We part ways as good friends, and I wish them the best of luck in the future."


Band profile: Trail Of Tears
Posted: 31.07.2010 by SlaytallicA | Comments (3)

Fleshwrought - New Album Streaming Online

Metal Blade Records has teamed up with to give you a chance to check out Dementia/Dyslexia in its entirety before it's even released. Dementia/Dyslexia is the debut full-length album of experimental death metal act Fleshwrought. Make sure to surf to to check out Dementia/Dyslexia - it's pretty sick stuff.

Fleshwrought is the new band of death/grind drummer Navene Kopperweis (known from Animosity and Animals As Leaders) who teamed up with Job For A Cowboy vocalist Jonny Davy.

Dementia/Dyslexia was finished by June 2009 and was recorded at Navene's studio, Death Midi Soundlab, in San Francisco. Navene played all of the instruments, did all the tracking, mixing, and editing, with mastering handled by Dustin Miller at Audio Aggregate Recordings in Des Moines Iowa.

Dementia/Dyslexia cover art] tracklist:

01. Mental Illness
02. Inner Thoughts
03. Programming the Herds
04. Weeping Hallucinations
05. Conceptual Flesh
06. State of Desolation
07. Dyslexic Interlude
08. Self-Destructive Loathing
09. Relevant Intoxication
10. Final Nausea

All info about the band on MySpace.


Posted: 30.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (1)

Unearthly Trance - Have A Brand New Song Online

Unearthly Trance have posted a brand new track, called "The Horsemen Arrive In The Night" online. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album V, the follow-up album to 2008's Electrocution. The album will be released on September 28th digitally, on CD and expanded 2xLP gatefold.

V was recorded in New York City, NY at SIR studios with engineering help from Sanford Parker and Rich Tapper. The record was mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room and mixed by the band's own Jay Newman. Photos from the studio during the recording session can be viewed here.

You can preview the artwork by clicking here.

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Posted: 30.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (1)

Yggdrasil - Will Enter The Studio In September

Swedish folk metallers Yggdrasil have issued the following update:

"Yggdrasil has been keeping quiet for some time now... but we are finally ready to share some news with you all!

The writing of the new and third Yggdrasil album is complete and the recording will commence in September. Expect nothing but the best! The new album is scheduled for an early 2011 release through Grand Master Music. The release date coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the band and we have something special planned to mark the occasion."

Stay tuned for more info.


Band profile: Yggdrasil
Posted: 30.07.2010 by SlaytallicA | Comments (1)

Rhapsody Of Fire - To Release Epic 35-Minute Symphony

Rhapsody Of Fire are going to release an epic monument called: The Cold Embrace Of Fear - A Dark Romantic Symphony.

Guitarist Luca Turilli comments: "For this special CD we composed a unique song of around 35 minutes divided in 7 "acts". Looking at the title you can easily imagine that such long and epic song will show the most cinematic and orchestral side of our band, all our passion for the world of cinema we love so much and that always represented our main influence while composing the Rhapsody's music.

Essentially it is a long huge song, sounding very symphonic, full of orchestral sections very soundtrack oriented, narrations and spoken parts. More than in other cases we tried to create a real movie atmosphere with very dynamic musical results, also thanks to the help of the English actors that gave voice to different charachters. You will just need to close your eyes and explore those new emotional dimensions we wrote the music for."

The lyrics of this monumental, epic symphony are based on the "dark secret saga" and represents a new chapter, directly connected with The Frozen Tears Of Angels.

Luca explains: "After the long journey to the icy frozen northlands at the borders of the known world, while facing concrete natural obstacles and the inner demons lying in the depths of their conscience, the five main charachters reach the ancient gothic fortress of Har-Kuun, a real monument of evil trapped between ice and snow, the mystic place where the Erian's book could be finally found. The Cold Embrace Of Fear tells about the entrance of those bravehearts in the ancestral world of Har-Kuun and the dramatic search for the holy book of the angels, only possible way to understand something more about the dark secret threatening the whole known world. Also in this case I liked to create particular "bridges" connecting the new chapter of the saga with our modern life on the basis of symbolism, ancient wisdom and spiritual evolution. To someone who knows something about modern psychology and the study of the different "self", the hidden geometries and gothic labyrinths of Har-Kuun will reveal themselves very clearly."

Once again Christopher Lee was chosen for the spoken parts as a main narrator. Says the band: "We couldn't imagine to release something like this without his fundamental partecipation. Sir Lee is one member of the Rhapsody Of Fire's family since a lot of time and we love him not only as an actor but also as man. Because of his great and majestic personality he has surely the aura of a king of the ancient times."


Band profile: Rhapsody Of Fire
Posted: 30.07.2010 by Kallis Helmi | Comments (36)

Beneath The Massacre - New Song To Kick Off Your Weekend

Montreal based tech-death metal band, Beneath The Massacre, have launched the track, "Black Tide," from the upcoming Marée Noire. This five song EP will be released in North America on September 14th. It will be available as a limited edition red 7" record and on CD. You can check out the track and pre-order details at this location.

Marée Noire EP cover art tracklist:

01. The Casket You Sleep In
02. Black Tide
03. Drill Baby Drill
04. Designed To Strangle
05. Anomic

The band will also do a Canadian tour beginning in late August and wrapping up in early October, sponsored by JagerMusic Canada. They will be playing with Neuraxis, Ion Dissonance and others along the trek. The dates are as follows:

08/26 - Rimouski, QC - Petit Pavillon Agricole (with Ion Dissonance)
08/27 - Moncton, NB - Manhattan (with Ion Dissonance)
08/28 - Halifax, NS - Gus' Pub (with Ion Dissonance)
08/29 - St John, NB - Nickolaj's (with Ion Dissonance)
08/30 - Fredericton, NB - Kinsmen Center (with Ion Dissonance)
09/03 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
09/04 - Sudbury, ON - The Serbian Hall (with Neuraxis)
09/05 - Rouyn-Noranda, QC - Petit Theatre du Vieux-Noranda (FME Festival)
09/10 - Brantford, ON Rehab - Sick Fest metal festival (with Aeternam)
09/11 - Toronto, ON - The Rockpile (with Aeternam)
09/12 - Kingston, ON - The Mansion (Wine Cellar Room) (with Aeternam)
09/16 - Trois Rivieres, QC - Rock Cafe le Stage
09/17 - Quebec, QC - L'Agitee
09/18 - Sherbrooke, QC - bar le Magog
09/23 - St. Catharines, ON - Mikado (with Kraken)
09/24 - Windsor, ON - Chubby Pickle (with Kraken)
09/25 - London, ON - Moon Over Marin (with Kraken)
09/26 - Oshawa, ON - EP Taylors (with Kraken)
09/30 - Chicoutimi, QC - Le Bunker (with Divinity)
10/01 - St-Hyacinthe, QC - Bar le Trash - Trash Metalfest
10/02 - Victoriaville/Warwick, QC - Salle du Canton (with Divinity)


Band profile: Beneath The Massacre
Posted: 30.07.2010 by BudDa | Comments (0)