Polish death metal quintet Calm Hatchery recently released their new video, called "Messerschmitt", available for viewing below.
"Messerschmitt" comes off the band's sophomore release, Sacrilege Of Humanity, released on December 20 via Selfmadegod Records. The album was recorded at Hertz Studio under the supervision of Wiesławscy Bros (Behemoth, Vader, Hate). Cover artwork was created by Mentalporn (Deathstars, Behemoth).
Three songs, entitled "We Are The Universe", "Lost In The Sands" and "Messerschmitt", are available for streaming on the band's MySpace.
New Jersey death metal barbarians Grimus recently inked a record deal with New York-based Innerstrength Records.
Commented the band of the union: "We are pleased to announce our new deal with Innerstrength Records! They put out some great, quality, heavy underground music and we're excited to be part of their growing roster. Be on the alert for Grimus coming to a venue near you as well as some new music next year."
Grimus released their pummeling Gutter Earth EP earlier this year. The four-track offering was recorded and mixed by guitarist Marco Bobadilla and mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering. Gutter Earth is available for free download here and is also streaming in its entirety on the band's official MySpace page.
Kaoteon are proud to announce they've signed with renowned extreme metal label Osmose Productions. The official press release reads as follows:
"Forged in the Middle East where terror and war never rest; the Lebanese extreme black/death metal band Kaoteon brings forth their first full-length record with Osmose Productions to blast your ears and damage your minds. This kaotik opus is titled Veni Vidi Vomui, which translates to "I came, I saw, I vomited".
Veni Vidi Vomui was recorded and mixed inside the bullet-scarred walls of Beirut at Mixdown Studios, while the mastering was done by no other than the infamous Dan Swanö (Bloodbath, Edge Of Sanity, Katatonia, etc.).
Paragon Records is proud to announce the release of Return To Abandoned, the long-awaited new full-length from Ukrainian black metal horde Khors.
The official press release adds that, on Return To Abandoned Khors yield harsher, brooding sounds of their earlier work whilst mixing in the melancholy and spacious atmosphere of 2008's unsung dark black gem Mysticism. Inarguably the most majestic journey the band has taken its listeners on thus far, Return To Abandoned will appeal to old and new fans alike.
Khors was formed by former Astrofaes bassist, Khorus, in August 2004, with an aim to create gloomy, powerful, atmospheric black metal. Sometime later, guitarist/vocalist Helg (Runes Of Dianceht) and drummer Khaoth (Tessaract, ex-Astrofaes, ex-Hate Forest) joined the fold. The band was later rounded out by guitarist Warth. Contrary to rumors, Khors is not attached to any politically motivated groups or extremists.
Fear Factory are forced to cancel their US mini-tour set to kick off this week.
Fear Factory's management (more precisely Scott Koenig of King Artist Management) explained that the reason for the last-minute postponement concerns a "family emergency" of one of the band members. The band's manager went on to say that the shows are "currently being rescheduled for early April." The rescheduled dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
Affected shows include:
Dec. 29 - Tempe, AZ - The Club House
Dec. 30 - El Paso, TX - Club 101
Dec. 31 - Fort Worth, TX - The Rail Club
Jan. 01 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee Theater
Jan. 02 - Amarillo, TX - Club Khaos
Jan. 04 - Farmington, NM - Top Deck
Sirenia just released a brand new song of their upcoming album The Enigma Of Life. Check out "The End Of It All" at the bands official MySpace profile.
The Enigma Of Life marks the band's second effort to feature X Factor winner contestant Ailyn on vocals and will be out on January 21, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. More album details were previously reported here.
A short album trailer for Sirenia's upcoming effort, The Enigma Of Life, can now be watched below.
"The Cemetery Angels", the new video from US metallers Crowbar, can be viewed online at this location. The clip was filmed on December 5 in New York City with director Dale "Rage" Resteghini.
"The Cemetery Angels" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Sever The Wicked Hand, which will be released in the US on February 8, 2011 through E1 Music (on February 14, 2011 via Century Media Records in Europe).
On April 29th & April 30th, 2011 the leading death metal festival of Europe will once again come to the 013 venue in Tilburg, Netherlands. The Neurotic Deathfest organization earlier confirmed heavywheight acts such as Autopsy, At The Gates, Exhumed, Misery Index and Decapitated. This time there are seven more names, including exclusive performances by Hate Eternal, Obscura, Magrudergrind and Beheaded.
Hate Eternal, the American hyper-death metal formation of Erik Rutan will be present again on the Neurotic Deathfest, ever since their crushing performance on the festival in 2008. The German technical death metal ensemble Obscura, who were seen as one of the best newcomers on Neurotic Deathfest 2009 will return in 2011 as well. Other bands to be confirmed are: Beheaded from Malta, who will perform a special 20th anniversary set, slam-death machine Vulvectomy from Italy, the grind hit of the moment Magrudergrind from the US, the Canadian deathsters of Beneath The Massacre and the Dutch band Antropomorphia. This last act might be unknown to many younger fans, but this band received quite some praise in the nineties with their album Necromantic Love Songs and are recently reformed.
Accept, Kreator, In Extremo, Hate and Imperium Dekadenz are the latests confirmed acts to appear on the 2011 edition of the Metal Camp Festival, taking place on July 11-17, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia.
Also Wintersun, Amorphis, Kalmah, Moonspell and Arkona were confirmed earlier. The full line-up can be found at this location. The Metal Camp festival grounds can harbor 12.000 metalheads - ticket info is available here.
Last May, Acheron founder Vincent Crowley announced that the underground cult US Black Death metal band was calling it quits and would not be doing any more recordings or shows.
It was a surprise to both fans and band members alike, considering Acheron had just released a well received album called The Final Conflict: Last Days Of Gods, filmed their first official music video for "I Am Heathen" and was on the verge of doing a slew of other projects, which included another studio recording, a dvd release and a variety of shows and festival dates. So what happened to cause the band's break-up?
It seems that a lot of things went down before the shit finally hit the fan. Crowley states: "There is too much involving the whole reason for the band's demise. All I can say is that there were a lot of misunderstandings, including a lack of communication and some actions that were done. The end result of it all pretty much killed my will to continue the band. "
French/Swedish progressive metal/math metal/djent act Uneven Structure have released a 7,5 minute preview of their upcoming debut album Februus, available for viewing below. According to the band, this part is situated in the middle of the first half of the album. Februus will be released somewhere in 2011.
The band's EP's, entitled When The Day Forms and 8 are still available for free download over at the band's MySpace page, and here.
Belgian death metallers Aborted are still working on a new full-length album, the follow-up to 2008's Strychnine.213. The band has released the following statement regarding the progress on that yet to be titled new album, which will be released later this year:
"2011 is going to be an important year for the band, we have a lot of things cooking and cannot wait to share them with all of you medical deviants out there!
Good news is that we are starting pre-productions for our upcoming record on January 4th. This means we will demo all the songs for the record, make sure everything sounds good and make the necessary adjustments to make sure they are all more lethal than a chainsaw in Mr. Leatherface's hands. We're all very excited about the material thus far and can't wait to get this over with and proceed to the actual recordings later this year. Expect a fall 2011 release through our culprates in mayhem Century Media.
Independent musicians, graphic artists, and a computer graphics demogroup have collaborated on a grand scale multimedia tribute to drummer Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, ex-Dream Theater, ex-Avenged Sevenfold, ex-Liquid Tension Experiment), in celebration of over a quarter of a century of highly influential musicianship.
Mike Portnoy's early investment into the internet, as well as his relationship with the global fan base, created a fad-transcending musical community that continues to grow past the post quarter century mark. Mike Portnoy has always possessed a strong commitment to bringing a diverse lineup of "under the radar" support bands on the road. These tours introduced hundreds of thousands to some truly genre-defining music, and inspired a new generation with music that would have otherwise remained outside the public view.