US metallers Shrinebuilder have posted online a new song, "Pyramid Of The Moon", on their MySpace page and on Scott Kelly's KMBT Radio "Return To Zero" blog.
"Pyramid Of The Moon" comes off the band's forthcoming album, "Shrinebuilder", which will be released on October 27 via Neurot Recordings.
"Shrinebuilder" full-length features the patented skills of Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Dale Crover (Melvins), Scott "Wino" Weinrich (Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan), and Al Cisneros (Om, Sleep) channeling their energy into one massive culmination of spiritualized, doomed-out rock.
Rochester NY's lords of raw old-school black metal mayhem Crucifist have finally unleashed their long awaited debut "Demon Haunted World".
Featuring bassist Danny Lilker (Brutal Truth etc.) and guitarist John Gallo (of US doom lords Orodruin), Crucifist's debut album was a long time coming until finally, after several opportunities fell through for the band, Profound Lore came in to help the band finally get this album of theirs out, after we pretty much salivated after hearing the material that inevitably would grace this head/fist banging feast.
A sinister mix of old school blackness that reference such elite acts as Celtic Frost/Hellhammer, Venom, Bathory, Autopsy along with a slight NWOBHM feel that can't help but bleed from John Gallo's awesome guitar riffs (especially seeing that Gallo is one of the great guitarists of doom metal today).
Head over to Revolver Magazine to check out the exclusive premier of The Black Dahlia Murder's brand new album "Deflorate", streaming in its entirety.
"Deflorate" cover art] tracklist:
01. Black Valor
03. A Selection Unnatural
04. Denounced, Disgraced
05. Christ Deformed
06. Death Panorama
07. Throne Of Lunacy
08. Eyes Of Thousand
09. That Which Erodes The Most Tender
10. I Will Return
Click here to check out a teaser clip taken from "Deflorate"'s bonus DVD, "We're Going Places...", which shows the band on their first ever tour through Scandinavia and Russia.
Record company HG Fact sent out the following e-mail concerning the Japanese Hardcore Punk band Blowback today:
"Hello everyone. I'm sending this message to all my forign friends. Coz I wanna ask you some help. World wide firendship support really needed. Seiichi, our brother, guitar player from BLOWBACK/Niigata, Japan. On 30th/August, right after paintbox/world burns to death/blowback tour finnished, he felt in heavy sickness. and still in unconscious critical condition.
He's been had major liver problem for long time, his liver has malignant virus in it, on this last tour, he was over tired, exhausted & stressed out. And finally his body/health situation turned to very weak condition. Then... suddenly, virus in the liver start working hard inside of his body, liver & some other internal organs stop working & lots of poison in blood running through all over his body, he was almost dead that time.
Following a Dimmu Borgir comic book - Link] - Terminal Press will release a comic starring Exodus, entitled "Exodus: Death Begets Death". Here's the official press release:
Thrash metal legends Exodus are the subject of the new Terminal Press comics/metal crossover comic book "Exodus: Death Begets Death".
You'll learn your lesson in violence with this one-shot apocalyptic horror comic book that will incorporated themes and imagery from the band's back catalog, focusing specifically on "Bonded By Blood", "Tempo of the Damned", "Shovel Headed Kill Machine", and "The Atrocity Exhibition - Exhibit A" (so I guess they won't do... the "Toxic Waltz").
Hatebreed have set November 6th as the kick off date for their first National tour in support of their brand new self-titled studio album which is set for release Tuesday, September 29, 2009. The band's Decimation Of The Nation 2 tour will hit major markets and kick off in Cleveland at the House Of Blues and will continue well into December. Hatebreed will close all shows. Support on all dates will come Cannibal Corpse, Unearth, Born Of Osiris, and Hate Eternal. Trivium will co-headline November 27th in San Francisco and on November 28th in Los Angeles.
November 06 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
November 07 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
November 08 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
November 09 - Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
Italian thrash metallers Bulldozer have post three brand new songs from their upcoming new album "Unexpected Fate" online. The songs "Micro Vip", "Use Your Brain" and "Aces Of Blasphemy" can be found at this location. "Unexpected Fate" was released in May.
"Unexpected Fate" cover art] tracklist:
01. Unexpected Fate
02. Aces Of Blasphemy
03. Salvation For Sale
04. Use Your Brain
05. Micro Vip
07. Buried Alive By Trash
08. The Counter-crusade
09. The Prediction
10. In The Name
Septicflesh have issued the following update regarding the new album, touring and the future:
"We are extremely pleased to announce the union of two forces for our future endeavors as a band. We've joined forces with the Agency Group for North American booking (Dimmu Borgir, Lamb Of God, Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse etc..) and Hard Impact management (Kataklysm, Arsis, Blackguard etc..) for worldwide management.
The band is also hard at work composing the new songs and ideas that will eventually end up on the follow up to the critically acclaimed album "Communion". The plan is to go back to studio to Fredrik Nordström at Fredman studio next summer and also work with the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague. Tentative release is fall of 2010..."
After a bit more than a year of hard work, the new album of the Spanish project/band Cautiva has been released. In this occasion the recording is titled "Human" and it continues the proposal of technical and progressive thrash metal that the project began in 2006. Along the last year the composition has turned more aggressive and sophisticated, introducing this as a long-play of very intense and powerful thrash metal which will be a pleasure for all those people who loved the more elaborated period of bands as Megadeth, Coroner, Exodus or Death. In this link it's possible to listen some extracts showing the actual proposal here (.mp3) or on MySpace here.
"Human" has been recorded in its entirety by José Travieso, who has worked in the composition and the recording of all the instruments as much as the vocals, the engineering, mixing, mastering and programming. "Human" is a whole piece of craftwork, by means of it the artist has tried to make the best possible use of the resources that actually the average technological and instrumental equipment has, all it with the objective to prove that nowadays anybody can achieve a professional musical creation if he or she really proposes himself/herself.
With this transgressor posture and as it's usual in José Travieso's musical production, "Human" has been released under a Creative Commons license which allows the free copy and distribution of the album around all the world. For example, it's possible to download the album direct and legally from this location.
This release for free download of the album includes covers and art work, as much as two interesting bonus tracks. On one hand, the song "Two Worlds", where the singer Sergio Rubal collaborates putting the main vocals. On the other hand, "Tunguska", a mini-LP of three pieces presenting a string quartet written by José Travieso and which shows the usual musical style of the artist, in a neoclassical-experimental context very different to the Cautiva project.
Xtreem Music is more than proud to announce the signing of one of the most well hidden treasures in the finnish Death Metal scene. This band is no other than Winterwolf, whose one of their interesting point is the feature on their ranks of Demilich's mastermind Antti Boman on both guitar/vocals.
Winterwolf started back in 1997 and was active until 2001 when the band changed its name into Deathchain after recording 2 demos. However, in 2006, original band members decided to bring back to life Winterwolf and during 2009 the band decided to record their debut full length album "Cycle of the Werewolf" which came to the ears of Xtreem Music, during its recording process, who immediately offered the band a deal for its release.
Boston Massachusetts metalers The Red Chord are gearing up for the release of their fourth full length album (third for Metal Blade) titled "Fed Through The Teeth Machine", due out on October 27th in the US. The Red Chord already has dates lined up with labelmates and interplanetary gods Gwar along with labelmates Job For A Cowboy. The nearly two and a half month trek with Gwar and Job For A Cowboy will take The Red Chord across the United States kicking off in Houston Texas on September 29th and finishing up in New York City on December 13th.
Here's what guitarist Mike "Gunface" McKenzie has to say about the band's new album "Fed Through the Teeth Machine"; "We spent the last year working hard on this one and we're excited for everyone to finally hear it. It's a lot faster and, in my opinion, more straight forward in a structural sense. We're really happy with the great work Jonny Fay and Zeuss did too. It's not a concept record, but there are some loose conceptual elements to it: hygienic obsession, delusional compound-dwellers and Maniac Mansion. Get ready to make fun of us on the internet!"
The Atlanta, GA based progressive metal band Halcyon Way has parted ways with singer Sean Shields due to creative differences.
Taking over on vocals for the Nightmare Records recording artist is Steve Braun, known for his work with Italian progressive-metallers Ashent, who have released two records via Lion Music.
"I'm really excited and humbled by the opportunity to jam with these guys, and I'm looking forward to help take the band to the next level on the new record" said Steve.
"We're very excited about having Steve in the band, he's got a fantastic voice and will have no trouble whatsoever with the older songs, he's adding a lot of new life to the material for the new album, and he's a professional in every sense of the word - he's got a great attitude, and our fans will be thrilled with our choice. The new album is going to be crushing and it will be a great way for Steve to introduce himself to our fans" said guitarist Zane Matthews.
Australia's new gods of abhorrent brutal atmospheric death metal, Impetuous Ritual, have completed work on their debut album, "Relentless Execution Of Ceremonial Excrescence".
Featuring two members from fellow like-minded death metal fiends Portal, Impetuous Ritual have delivered a work of true death metal blasphemy that comes across as a vile mix of the crawling doomy dirge-like ambience of Incantation's "Onward To Golgotha", the ferocious sonic violence of Bestial Warlust's "Blood And Valour" and with the surreal-like blurred riffing of Portal respectively. Nonetheless "Relentless Execution" shall deliver its unholy carnage in manifesting a true vision of what brutal death metal should portray.