Deathstars have announced a small Australian tour in September. Sweden's death-glammers, Deathstars, and their infamous, wild, provocative and dark live sets will be in Australia for the first time in September. Tickets are on sale 9am Thursday 23rd July. First 1,500 tickets purchased come with 3 free Deathstars downloads. For your free Deathstars download of "White Wedding" click here.
24/09 - Manning Bar, Sydney
25/09 - Club 299, Brisbane
26/09 - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
27/09 - Capitol, Perth
Dutch bass player Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Obscura/Ex-Pestilence) says most bassists should be more audible in death metal recordings. "In many of the death metal productions the bass guitar is simply absent or inaudible in the mix, which is a shame. Perhaps this is one of those aspects that will change as the genre evolves. We are lucky to have bassists like Steve DiGiorgio and Alex Webster, both of whom have contributed greatly to the death metal style of bass playing."
Further information can be found at www.jeroenthesseling.com and www.warwick.de
Thesseling joined the German progressive death metal band Obscura in 2007. He toured North America and recorded their second full-length album Cosmogenesis, released via Relapse Records in February 2009. This August, Obscura will embark on a European tour alongside ATHEIST. With PESTILENCE, Jeroen played on their fourth album, "Spheres" (1993).
"Master Of The Bryansk Forests", the new video from Dutch metallers The Monolith Deathcult, has been made available online.
Regarding the video, the band commented: "It lacks the quality of the last God Dethroned video but we are happy with it. As we all know French soldiers aren't very experienced with shooting, but the civilians of Metaluna Productions did a very good job. The live footage of "Master Of The Bryansk Forests" was shot at the 2008 edition of the Chaulnes Metal Fest in France by Metaluna Productions."
"Master Of The Bryansk Forests" comes off the band's latest album, entitled "Trivmvirate", which was released on February 2008 via Twilight Vertrieb.
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!"