Black Sheep Records are soon releasing "Anodyne", the debut album of Vulgarizer, a five piece death metal band based in Seattle, WA.
Black Sheep Records is a label focused on quality extreme music, specifically in the Seattle, WA area. According to their press release, bands as relentlessly brutal as Vulgarizer are anomalies in their home town of Seattle, a city better known for indie pop and crying than death metal. Vulgarizer weaves intricate musicianship and abrasive growls into a wall of sound that is more likely to break your limbs than your heart. "Anodyne", Vulgarizer's full-length debut on Black Sheep Records is a
compilation of new material as well as rerecordings of the best of their early material. Each track on "Anodyne" will pummel listeners, and will redefine brutality for even the most jaded of metal heads. In short, Vulgarizer is not for the weak. For fans of: Deicide, Suffocation, Hate Eternal, Deeds Of Flesh, Drawn And Quartered.
Today is the second day of Hellfest. Many of us (including me, as I must confess) are sunburnt, probably not a single person on the whole festival site slept very well and a substantial part of the festival-goers have been drunk for most of the last 40 hours. In other words; we're having a blast!
Both Pentagram and Bring Me The Horizon had to cancel their set, but further everything seems to be going by plan. The weather is playing along nicely too. It hasn't rained, save a wee little bit on Friday morning, and sometimes a small breeze passes by to cool us down a little.
Only one name has been announced so far, but we've been told that there should be around 100 bands playing at Hellfest in 2010. The one band that has already been announced is nothing less than Immortal though!
Dubai-based death/thrash act Nervecell have been confirmed for this year's With Full Force Festival. With Full Force XVI is scheduled for July 3rd - 5th, 2009 at Flugplatz/Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. Other confirmed bands include: Carcass, Legion Of The Damned, Warbringer, Asphyx, Amon Amarth, Dimmu Borgir and My Dying Bride. For more information go to this location.
Nervecell also recently confirmed to perform at this year's Metal GDL Festival taking place in 5-6 of June in Grandola, Portugal and Desert Rock Festival along with Motörhead, Arch Enemy, Opeth, Chimaira and August Burns Red which is set to take place March 6, 2009 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Heavy metal institution Megadeth have announced "Endgame" as the title of their twelfth studio album. The album is expected to be released in September through Roadrunner Records. It was recorded at the band's self-built brand new studio, Vic's Garage, located near San Diego and named after the legendary and iconic Vic Rattlehead character.
"Endgame" is being produced by Andy Sneap and Dave Mustaine, who also manned the boards for 2007's "United Abominations". Some track titles include "Headcrusher," "1,320'," "How the Story Ends" and "This Day We Fight!"
"Endgame" boasts the technicality, ferocity and snarl that's synonymous with Megadeth and their leader, Dave Mustaine. It's a violent masterwork that represents Mustaine's best work in nearly two decades. In a musical world dominated by bands that make generic blanket statements, "Endgame" finds Mustaine, once again, making informed and substantial lyrical declarations about the state of the world we live in.
Napalm Death have posted their brand new video, for the song "Time Waits For No Slave", online. The video can be watched here. The track for this song comes of the group's latest album "Time Waits For No Slave", which was released in Junary this year.
DragonForce are embarking on a mammoth, Hammer-sponsored UK trek this November/December with full production. Grab your tin helmet and prepare for the invasion, the mighty DragonForce will be bringing a full-scale production to a town near you for their military-themed "Hearts N' Minds" tour. This tour will be the final round of the Ultra Beatdown world touring.
Hitting a plethora of regional areas, the full dates are:
November 19 - Folkestone, UK - Leas Cliff Hall
November 20 - Reading, UK - Hexagon
November 21 - Southend, UK - Cliffs Pavilion
November 23 - Southampton, UK - Guildhall
November 24 - Truro, UK - Hall for Cornwall
November 25 - Bristol, UK - University
November 26 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall
"We have together decided to take some time out from song writing and album production. As from today we are taking a two-month break from Charon to keep things meaningful and to search for relaxation and less stressed creative inspiration. We will continue writing songs in August when we will think through our working methods and scan for potential partners. A small break after 15 years of hard work gives all of us a great possibility to do other things and look at things from a distance.
After the release of "Songs for the Sinners", the last album for Spinefarm, we played intensively around Finland and Europe for two years. After extensive touring we have worked countless hours to make the next and the best Charon album ever. The last two years have gone by really fast and at the same time emerging writer's block has not made it easy for us. Lately we have felt that we have lost the ability to write great songs and playing has become forced. We want to be honest in all our work to ourselves and to our fans - and to make an album that we can stand behind. We will not settle for anything less. In addition, personal reasons and other music projects have had their influence on the pace of working.
There is a new name in Heavy Metal! Free Reign - featuring the American football team Dallas Cowboy's #75 Marc Colombo, #71 Cory Procter and #70 Leonard Davis along with local guitar virtuoso Justin Chapman - have signed a world wide deal with Australia's Riot Entertainment. Their upcoming debut EP is set for release in the fall.
Free Reign has been branded "Heavier than Metal" for their intense musical style as well as their intimidating stage presence. They bring something unique to this powerful genre.
"This is an amazing opportunity for Riot and to further establish our name internationally," said Riot Owner / CEO John Howarth. "Free Reign is a band with massive potential. There has been an enormous buzz surrounding them since they appeared on the scene a few months ago. Free Reign has already been flooded with endorsements. Their marketing potential is limitless. These guys are already huge sports stars, but they have shown they have the talent to diversify. I am positive that Metal fans will embrace Free Reign and see them take it to the next level. These are exciting times for Riot and we are excited to see what the future holds. When the opportunity arose to work with Free Reign I jumped to it! This is something that has never been done before and this band is a long term project. It's also been great working with John Gomez of TQ Management putting this deal to bed".
Italian extreme power metallers Raintime have issued the following update:
"Raintime is pleased to unleash some news on the long awaited new album scheduled to be released in the beginning of 2010. After the release of the successful and the critically acclaimed second album "Flies & Lies" the new work will consists of twelve new and original songs that will be recorded during August at Remaster Studios (Italy) and will be mixed and mastered by Logan Mader (Machine Head, Soulfly, Medication) at Undercity Recordings in Los Angeles - CA.
Furthermore, Raintime announce that original guitar player Luca Michael Martina has left the band for personal reasons. The split has been totally amicable and the rest of the band wishes Luca all the best for his life and career in music. The new guitar player is Daniele "Acido" Bressa who's already help the band in some past live situations and now is already fully active in Raintime.
"Hey there folks! We are not dead! After a short break we are back in business! We're happy to inform you, that at the very moment Malpractice is writing new material. Jope and Toni got together on May 21st to check out some riffs and to jam, just to see how much material do we have to start with. And things started to happen really fast. After 1 ½ hours at the rehearsal place we had our very first new Malpractice song done!
During that two day session we recorded about 10 minutes of material and so far everything rocks like hell! So it looks really good... The new stuff is pretty odd, but if you like the "Triangular" stuff, you will definitely love the new stuff as well! We are on fire!
To help you wait for the release of Brutal Truth's first official DVD, Season Of Mist has made a glimpse of "For the Ugly and Unwanted - This is Grindcore" available. You can watch the trailer below.
"Brutal Truth is very proud to finally release our first DVD "For The Ugly And Unwanted, This Is Grindcore" on Season of Mist", bassist Danny Lilker comments. "The main show is a high quality 5-camera shoot from our performance at the almighty Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic in 2007 in front of 2500 grindcore maniacs, plus there are 4 shows in the bonus section from the late 90s. Now you can enjoy extreme grindcore in the comfort of your living room, so pick up the DVD, grab yourself a cold one and enjoy the mayhem!"
The organizers of the Unirock Festival are pleased to announce its full line-up for its 2nd edition held at park Kucukciftlik, Istanbul- Turkey between 17-19 July 2009. International, regional and Turkish metal bands will dominate the stage for 3 days of ultimate metal experience.
The line-up for this year's Uni Rock Festival will feature:
For more info about the event, the lineup, sponsors, and future events, visit http://www.unirockfest.com.
Tickets for Combine and Front Stage Combine are valid throughout the festival, also special tickets provides the entrance to front stage to all festival concerts and free entrance to Testament concert on 29 July 2009.
Les Discrets, the project of Fursy Teyssier (Amesoeurs, Phest) and Winterhalter (Amesoeurs, Peste Noire), are currently residing at Drudenhaus studio, France, to record his debut album.
Fursy ceommented: "We finished the recording by the end of last week, and the album sounds reeeallly reallly good. Definitely something to look forward to for you! The album gathers songs that were composed spanning the last years, starting from 2003 to February 2009. This is a collection of the best songs I composed so far!
Les Discrets turned into a more "doom / progressive" metal music, with big guitar riffing, huge sound, blast beats but there is still a lot of acoustic stuff, folk and mystical atmospheres."