Whitesnake have officially announced that bassist Uriah Duffy & drummer Chris Fraizer are going their separate ways from the band after a fun filled & successful journey together. Whitesnake wish Uriah & Chris every success in pursuing their individual musical careers & express their sincere gratitude for the exceptional contribution they both made to the legacy of the band.
Whitesnake are proud to welcome drummer/vocalist extraordinaire, Briian Tichy... (http://www.briantichy.com)
Whitesnake are currently in the studio writing & recording the follow up to their award winning Good To Be Bad album, which is expected to be released throughout the world on the Frontiers label in Spring 2011 to coincide with their return to touring.
The Floridian grind machine known as Maruta has officially solidified its line-up, with the addition of drummer Danny Morris.
Vocalist Mitchell Luna states: "We are all happy to announce that the search for a new drummer is over, and that Maruta is now 100% operational again! Danny is a solid as fuck drummer, and met all of the high standards that we were looking for in a new skinsman. He blasts hard and does some really creative stuff on the drums that will bring our sound to a new level. We are pretty picky bastards and this dude definitely keeps up with us musically"
The group is set to enter Mana studios next month, to record the followup to 2008's In Narcosis for Willowtip. This will also be the first time the band incorporates a bass player, so listeners can expect the new material to sound even heavier and more dissonant then ever.
German metallers Deadlock have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
We are in the final steps of the pre-production for our new album and can't wait to record the new stuff! At the moment we work hard on the last fine-tuning of the songs but be sure that the yet unborn child will rock your ears off! Due date for the baby will be in early 2011.
If you are as Deadlock-addicted as we are, kill your time with our cover version of Running Wild's "When Time Runs Out" on our MySpace player.
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Season Of Mist and World Management are proud to announce that legendary extreme music masters Morbid Angel entered the studio on June 22nd to begin the recording of their ninth full-length. Recording commenced at Mana Studios, St. Petersburg Florida with Erik Rutan engineering the current sessions. For all the fans of Morbid Angel world wide, the long wait for new extreme music will soon be over...
UnSun, band led by ex-Vader guitar player, Mauser, has recently signed a worldwide deal with Mystic Production (home label of Behemoth and Riverside, among others). The band, who released their debut album, The End Of Life in September 2008 via Century Media Records, has entered studio this spring to record sophomore album. Vocal tracks were recorded in Studio X in Olsztyn and soon after Unsun moved to Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated) to record all instruments. After 5 weeks of hard work the album is currently being mixed and mastered.
The band has just uploaded first studio report which can be checked at Mystic Production YouTube channel.
UnSun's new album was given Clinic For Dolls as working title. This album will feature 10 new songs (and a bonus track for Japanese edition) and will be released on 10th October via Mystic Production in Europe. American release date will be announced soon.
German metallers Hackneyed have issued the following statement on their MySpace blog:
"Hey folks, after a long time we have some news for you. Our long time fellow Alex isn't playing the bass at Hackneyed anymore. After several weeks of being torn between his new job and the band he took the decision to leave the band. It was a hard time for all of us but we all think that it was the only way of keeping Hackneyed alive and going. We are sad that Alex, one of the founding members, had to leave us. We all hope that, despite his new job we will still find the time to rock some parties together.
As Tini picture], a long time friend of the band, already played some shows as a temporary replacement for Alex she, after all, joined the band as a full member. We are very happy that with her we found a more than suitable replacement. We had a great time playing the first shows together and she really fits into the band. But see it for yourself at one of our next shows!"
"Let Me Hear You Scream", the new video from Ozzy Osbourne, can be viewed at this location. The clip was filmed last month with renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund, who has previously worked with Metallica, Satyricon, Rammstein.
"Let Me Hear You Scream" comes off the band's latest album, Scream, which was relesaed on June 22 in North America via Epic Records.
Kelly Schaefer, vocalist/guitarist of Atheist - who are in the middle of recording a new studio album - has issued the following update:
"After a year's worth of shredding and writing non-stop Atheist metal, in the last 10 weeks I wrote a bunch of tunes that are very far from metal. They are just sketches with friends, but for those with an open mind, I welcome you to check them out and your feedback is welcome. They are just demos, and mostly acoustic, don't bitch at me about it, haha.
I have plenty of metal for you all when this Atheist record hits, and recording starts July 5th, but for now something different. A calm before the storm perhaps.
Kelly Shaefer & Friends is the new site where I will post all of these new collabs with piano players, sax and cello players and all my friends who enjoy writing music of many different colors. I do plan on making an albums worth of material in 2012 that will be a "Kelly" record, and it will be all over the place style-wise."
Amsterdam-fronted Progressive Death metal band Obisidian have announced more details concerning their sophomore release, which will be called Point Of Infinity. The band issued the following update on their MySpace:
"After working our asses off creating artwork, doing photo shoots and practicing some more patience - which should make us quite virtuous as a band - Candlelight Records actually gave us a release date: as of 20 September 2010, Point Of Infinity will hit the shelves of global record stores, both capital and rural, digital and analogue. To warm you up even more, we have uploaded this special Album Teaser to our YouTube channel."
Equilibrium has uploaded the video clip for the song "Der Ewige Sieg". The video is available for your viewing pleasure over at this location.
Commented mainman, songwriter and guitarist René Berthiaume: "We're very proud of our new video! Compared to our video for "Blut im Auge" we decided not to use any kind of effects this time. Everything has been filmed like you can see in the video! Florian Puchert and his team did a great job and we had a bad ass time while shooting this clip in the beautiful Bavarian mountains - not only because that kind barman who provided us with lots of booze!"
The song comes off the band's brand-new effort Rekreatur which was released last Friday June 18th via Nuclear Blast.
"She Destroys Again" is the new video from Sólstafir and can be viewed below. The song appears on the band's most recent album Köld, which was released in February 2009.
Commented drummer Guðmundur Óli Pálmason: "It took me over a year, working on and off, to finish it. There is no digital post-processing, except that the photos were combined and arranged in Final Cut. All effects are 100% manual and handmade. When I was already half way through making the video, my computer crashed. Stupid me had no backups so I had to start from scratch. Luckily, I still had all the negatives, though. I Hope you enjoy!"
"Forgiveness Denied", the new Aeon music video premiered on Metalunderground.com. The song is off the band's new release, Path of Fire (click here for details), that dropped in the states on May 25.
The video was directed, filmed and edited by Standard Film Team Umeå HB and was shot in April in two different locations; band scenes being filmed in Östersund, Sweden and the storyline in Umeå, Sweden. Watch the clip at this location.
Guitarist Daniel Dlimi comments on the theme of the song and video: "There have been a lot of scandals revealed lately, regarding priests (especially catholic ones) who have been abusing children sexually. In my world, there is nothing more innocent than a child, and the ones who abuse a child sexually will never be forgiven. In my opinion, they deserve to die a horrible, painful death. We want to dedicate this song/video to them, the filthy fucking priests who have laid a hand on a child sexually; we hate you, and want you dead."