Various former Death members, including guitarists Paul Masvidal, Shannon Hamm, and Bobby Koelble, drummers Gene Hoglan and Sean Reinert, and bassists Steve DiGiorgio and Scott Clendenin, are teaming up on the Death To All Tour, both to pay homage to Chuck Schuldiner and raise awareness for the Sweet Relief Musicians fund, a charity that "provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems." This five-city benefit tour will take place in June and it will also feature special guests.
Vivus!, the latest two-CD deluxe live album from US death metal legends Death is now streaming online in its entirety at this location. The live album features two separate Death concerts recorded in 1998. Disc one features the band performing at the Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles and disc two is a recording of the band playing at Dynamo Open Air.
Vivus! was released on February 28th in North America and March 2nd in the Benelux/Germany. The album is due out March 5th in the UK and rest of Europe and follows the recent Relapse Records re-issues of Individual Though Patterns, The Sound Of Perseverance and Human.
"Analysis Paralysis", the new video from UK grindcore legends Napalm Death, can be viewed at this location. The clip was shot and edited by the band's own guitarist Mitch Harris.
"Analysis Paralysis" comes off the band's new album, Utilitarian, which was released on February 27 in Europe and February 28 in North America via Century Media Records. Also Utilitarian is available for streaming in its entirety at CMDistro.de.
"Remember Everything", a brand new video from US groove thrash metallers Five Finger Death Punch has premiered exclusively at this location. It was directed by Emile Levisetti. The song is taken from the band's latest album American Capitalist, which was released last year through Prospect Park Records.
Brazilian thrash metallers Sepultura will embark on a North American tour this April with Death Angel, Krisiun and Havok as special guests to promote their latest output Kairos, released last year through Nuclear Blast.
UK grindcore legends Napalm Death have unveiled a new track entitled "Leper Colony" off their upcoming album Utilitarian. The album will be out on February 27th (one day later in the US) through Century Media Records. More album details here.
"Leper Colony" is currently streaming at this location and also here.
Swedish gothenburg metal band Deals Death announced that the band has signed on with Spinefarm Records. The band will release the album Elite in March of 2012. The album is the follow-up to the 2009 debut Internal Demons.
The band released this official announcement: "Deals Death would like to announce that we have signed a deal with Spinefarm records! We are proud to say that we are now a part of this great label. Now, the future we have been waiting for is finally here and Elite will be released in March 2012!"
Swedish metallers Deathstars recently released an official video clip for the song ''Metal'', one of the upcoming songs from the new album that is due to be released on December 2011 and can already be found on their The Greatest Hits On Earth compilation. In case you missed it, you can still watch it here. Now they have released a making of video from that session, which can be viewed below.
Leaders of the extreme, genre founders and one of the hardest working/touring bands out there, legendary Napalm Death, are currently giving the final touch to their 14th studio album (excluding the cover album Leaders Not Followers). The new piece of brutality is named Utilitarian and hits stores on February 27th (USA February 28th) 2012, via the band's long time partner Century Media Records. The cover artwork perfectly fits the album theme and was done by the Danish artist Frode Sylthe, who also signed responsible for The Haunted's amazing Revolver artwork.
Singer Mark "Barney" Greenway explains about the album title and concept: "After some deliberation, we have decided on Utilitarian as the album title. We generally try to avoid generic titles, and this seemed to have a lot of scope to it. I won't explain the full meaning of Utilitarianism here because it's an ethical theory, and as ethical theories go, the depth and debate around it is quite heavy at times. It has a certain "morality" aspect to it and that isn't something that drives me, so I also certainly have issues with it. So, rather than just nail that straight to the mast, of course we wanted to put our own spin on it by suggesting that those (i.e. the utilitarian in us, perhaps) who try to challenge everything, or fight against conventions, well, we go through periods of real self-doubt where we wonder if we're really making a difference. I suppose the conclusion is that, for the sake of all our freedoms, you should never stop, as even the feeling of resistance is at least a signal to those who would like to entirely control and dominate us - meaning everything from our instinctive behavior to our human entitlement to walk the earth unprovoked. Regarding the album overall, the final creases should be ironed out fairly soon, and immediately after that we thought it would be good to top it off with a few UK dates. We've been playing one new song ("Quarantined") out on a tour of Canada and it's been well received, so we hope to perhaps throw in another one for now. Either way, we'll be bouncing off the walls again near you very soon. Cheers all."
"Metal", the new video from the Swedish metallers Deathstars, can be viewed at this location.
The song is one of two new tracks featured on the group's upcoming best-of compilation, entitled The Greatest Hits On Earth, which will be released physically and digitally on November 4 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The deluxe re-issue of Death's legendary Individual Thought Patterns album is streaming online now at this location. The follow-up album to Human, Individual Thought Patterns has been remixed by Alan Douches and re-packaged to include a second and third bonus disc worth of previously unreleased demos and a full live set recorded in Germany during a 1993 European tour. Also included on the third bonus disc exclusive to this re-issue are rare riff tracks from the Chuck Schuldiner archives.
Individual Thought Patterns is available today in North America (on October 28th in the Benelux/Germany, and October 31st in the UK and rest of Europe) as a deluxe 3-disc set, a 2-disc standard set, and a deluxe digital download. CD orders with an extensive line of exclusive Death merch are available here, with the digital version available via iTunes here.
The leatherswept members of Deathstars are getting ready for the release of their new video "Metal" and their "Greatest Hits On Earth" collection (release: November 4, 2011).
The band is also proud to present their new drummer Vice (aka Oscar Leander/Crescendolls). Vice replaces Bone W. Machine who split ways with Deathstars in 2010. "I'm really excited to be a part of Deathstars and I really feel that my drumming complements Deathstars music in a perfect way", says Vice.
Nightmare Industries adds: "With this addition to our band our recordings and live shows will deliver more energy than ever before. We are really pumped up about the future!"