Polish deathsters Vader will team up with California's Decrepit Birth, L.A.'s Warbringer, The Amenta from Australia, Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky from Florida, and Montreal, Canada's Augury for a 38-show "Decibel Presents: Monsters Of Death Tour" through North America beginning November 4th in Baltimore, Maryland.
Vader guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek shares his thoughts on the upcoming trek: "Metal always was and still needs to be a brotherhood. All we were doing to support the music and the scene was cooperating with other bands. Natural seIection decides if a band is really dedicated or if it's just an episode. Not much has changed today, actually.
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.
Death Angel have released the following statement in regards to the departure of longtime drummer Andy Galeon:
"As some of you may have already heard, Death Angel's long time drummer and original member Andrew Galeon has decided that it is time for him to move on from the band. While we are sad to see him go, we wish him nothing but success. Not only has he been an integral part of Death Angel from day one, but he's also family and a friend and we will miss him. All the best to you, Brother.
As for the future of Death Angel, THE SHOW GOES ON! Old friend and long time fixture of the Bay Area metal scene, Will Carroll (Scarecrow, Old Grandad, Vicious Rumors, etc.), will be handling the drum duties for the upcoming local shows in June and the Summer Madness Tour in Europe with Kataklysm and Keep Of Kalessin. Will's been jamming with us for over a month now and is tearing it up! We look forward to hitting the stage with him very soon. We'll be performing songs from "Frolic Through The Park" and "Act III" that we haven't played live since back in the day so prepare for a dose of some serious old school thrash!"
Five years after the acclaimed comeback album "The Art Of Dying", and the following album "Killing Season", the legendary and one of the most influential bands of the Bay Area Thrash Metal scene Death Angel will release a DVD with two full length concerts filmed in Germany.
The DVD was filmed live at Rockhard Festival 2007 and in Adelsheim in 2008. It contains some of the new songs, two clips and a lot of old Death Angel stuff which is still seriously cult. This is the first live DVD ever in the history of Death Angel and it also contains a live CD."
Guitarist "Maxx" from Black/Thrash Metal band Necrodeath has decided to leave the band for "personal reasons". Rather than recruit a new guitarist Necrodeath has decided to continue on as a four-piece band.
In other news the band have started the recording of a new album. Videos of the recording have been posted on the band's official website.
The Swedish hellfire horde Demonical will embark on a 17-date European crusade in support of their new grand opus "Hellsworn" (to be released in April through Cyclone Empire). The Finnish death dealers Torture Killer and Swedish destroyers Facebreaker will join the trek making it one of the heaviest tours of 2009. These three acts will show you once and for all why the northern countries are among the top notch of creating brutal and sinister death metal.
Here are the chosen targets for the "Northern Death Blow Tour" (featuring Demonical, Torture Killer, Facebreaker)
15.05 2009 SWE - Stockholm - Kafe 44
16.05 2009 SWE - Köping - Ögir/Eldfesten Festival
17.05 2009 SWE - Gothenburg - Kreta
Napalm Death will make their much-anticipated return to North America on April 10th headlining the Decibel Magazine and Lambgoat.com sponsored trek with Kataklysm, Toxic Holocaust, Abigail Williams, and Trap Them in the support slots.
Barney Greenway (vocals) comments: "The lineup for our North American headlining tour in April is stellar and personally I'm especially pumped to see Trap Them on the bill, as they have restored my faith in extreme music generally. Us? We'll be pushing the 'go' button again and hopefully blazing away like it's 1986 all over again - fast, faster, faster still."
Here are the dates:
4/10 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
4/11 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Deathstars have announced a headlining tour over United Kingdom in April. Supporting acts to be announced soon.
08.04. UK Oxford - O2 Academy 2
09.04. UK Sheffield - Corporation
10.04. UK Leeds - Rios
11.04. UK Leamington Spa - The Assembly
12.04. UK Glasgow - Cathouse
13.04. UK Newcastle Upon Tyne - O2 Academy
14.04. UK Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
15.04. UK Plymouth - White Rabbit
16.04. UK Bristol - O2 Academy 2
17.04. UK Wrexham - Central Station
18.04. UK Manchester - Club Academy
19.04. UK Liverpool - O2 Academy 2
20.04. UK Norwich - Waterfront
21.04. UK London / Islington - O2 Academy
22.04. UK Brighton - Concorde 2
Napalm Death have made their new upcoming album "Time Waits For No Slave", available for streaming online on its entirety. You can listen to the whole album at the group's MySpace.
"Time Waits For No Slave" will be released via Century Media Records on the following dates:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: January 23
Spain, Portugal: January 27
Sweden, Finland, Hungary: January 28
UK: February 2
France, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Rest of Europe: January 26
USA: February 10
Bay Area Thrashers Death Angel have issued the following statement about their new bass player:
"Death Angel is pleased to announce, and welcome new bassist Sammy Diosdado to the line up! A bay area native who formerly played with the S.F. Hardcore band The Sick. Also in San Francisco's Punk n' Roll outfit "All Time Highs!" featuring Mark Osegueda from Death Angel on lead vocals. With his in your face punk assault on bass, and on stage he was the perfect fit to fill the shoes of former bassist, and founding member Dennis Pepa who brought the punk attitude to Death Angel on albums, and on stage!"
Vocalist Mark Osegueda states: "I could not be more thrilled! People in the Bay Area who have seen Sammy on stage know what I'm talking about, and now it is time for the rest of the world to see! Sammy just Plain ROCKS! So I urge all Death Angel fans to welcome Sammy to the Death Angel family, and come see us live when we come to your town that will be all the convincing you will need that we made the right choice!"
Swedish metallers Sonic Syndicate have confirmed a double-headlining tour across Europe together with labelmates Deathstars who will be releasing their new album "Night Electric Night" on January 30th.
Sonic Syndicate bassist Karin Axelsson commented: "Today we finally confirmed our first tour of 2009 and have decided to team up with with fellow Swedes Deathstars for a double-headline tour across Europe. We're looking forward to sharing the stage with them, having a great time and meeting all the great supporters of both bands throughout Europe. The Swedish mafia continues to cross borders in high gear across Europe. Beware!"
The band also have just finished filming two new videos featuring the second ballad "Contradiction" as well as the heavy track "Powershift"! Both songs come off their latest album "Love And Other Disasters" which landed on #15 of the Swedish and on #36 of the German album charts back in September this year. Both videos will be aired early 2009 so watch out! The first vid "Jack Of Diamonds" by now has gotten close to 1 million views on YouTube.
Deathstars have uploaded a new song, called "Death Dies Hard", from their forthcoming album, entitled "Night Electric Night", which will be released on January 30 via Nuclear Blast Records. Click here to listen to the song.
The first single "Death Dies Hard" is now available at the band´s MySpace. A digital download release of the single has been set for January 2.
UPDATED (thanks to Hamird)
The brandnew Deathstars video for "Death Dies Hard" can now be watched at this location.
UK Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death will release their new album, entitled ''Time Waits For No Slave'', in January/February next year. The artwork of the album can be viewed at this location.
You can also listen to the band's new song on their MySpace page, called ''Diktat''.
"Time Waits For No Slave" track listing:
01. Strong Arm
03. Work To Rule
04. On The Brink Of Extinction
05. Time Waits For No Slave
06. Life And Limb
07. Downbeat Clique
08. Fallacy Dominion
09. Passive Tense
10. Larency Of The Heart
11. Procrastination On The Empty Vessel
12. Feeling Redundant
13. A No-Sided Argument
14. De-evolution Ad Nauseum
Napalm Death have also posted all the release dates of the new album on their official website. They are listed below: