05:20 - Guib Well, good thing I don't care much for FNM anyways. :P Thanks Bitter
05:19 - Joe Zombie Awesome FNM review haha. Totally agree, as much as it pains me to say. Its dull and there's just no creativity. What a monumental disappointment. If the new Refused fails to impress then I just might have a break down.
05:07 - Verdun_sc I can't help but think that as good as the new Arcturus is, it'd be SO MUCH BETTER with Garm.
04:57 - Karlabos In your top ten albums by Arcturus? Now that doesn't mean much
E.M. Hearst from The NULLL Collective threw the following bit of news out through e-mail:
"International Funeral Doom Cult The NULLL Collective have signed with legendary U.K. underground label Aesthetic Death Records. The label will release the Collective's debut full-length CD De Monstris this summer.
The NULLL Collective is made up of three veteran Funeral Doom artists: E.M. Hearst (Torture Wheel, Wraith Of The Ropes, Synaptic Fracture), Stijn Van Cauter (Until Death Overtakes Me, Wijlen Wij, The Ethereal, Beyond Black Void), and S.P. White (Uncertainty Principle). The sound of the debut album is morbid, crushing, raw, monstrous, hateful Funeral Doom of a highly twisted and experimental nature.
Soilwork have confirmed a headlining North American tour for the summer. Support will come from Death Angel, Augury, Mutiny Within, and tour sluts Swashbuckle. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Jul. 14 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA
Jul. 15 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Jul. 16 - The Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
Jul. 17 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Jul. 18 - FouFounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
Jul. 19 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON
Jul. 20 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Jul. 21 - Blondie's - Detroit, MI
Jul. 22 - Reggies Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Jul. 23 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
Jul. 24 - The Rock - Maplewood, MN
Jul. 27 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Jul. 28 - Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
Hot on the heels of a busy and productive 2009, Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel have been holed up in their Oakland, California studio for the past few months writing songs for their next Nuclear Blast release, tentatively scheduled to drop in September. The band heads into Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida in March, with production genius Jason Suecof on the board, to start tracking the new record. Suecof is on the cutting edge of the current metal world having produced albums for the likes of Trivium, August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, White Chapel, Devildriver and many more.
Rob Cavestany, lead guitarist of Death Angel had this to say about plans for the new album: "Jason is one of my favorite producers churning out some of the sickest slabs of metal out there today. I am so stoked to have the chance to co-produce our next record with him. It's gonna be vicious! The band is on fire right now in the thick of pre-production and the new songs are crushing! We can't wait to start tracking!"
Don't miss your chance to grab a spot on the Deathfest bill with BRUJERIA and IMMOLATION!
Following the massive success of last year's competition - when Dragged Into Sunlight and Neuroma won slots at Deathfest - organisers are on the hunt again for British extreme metal talent to feature at The Second Coming.
Interested? Simply drop us a line at email@example.com with your band's details. The organisers will then narrow entrants down to a shortlist of five, announced on Monday, March 1st.
In an effort to give fans the final say on Deathfest's lineup, organisers will host a public vote through their message board. Only those registered before March 1st will be eligible to vote before close of competition at midnight on Sunday, March 7th.
Finntroll vocalist Mathias Lillmåns and guitarist Samuli Ponsimaa have formed Decomposter, a new death metal project. The band has launched itself with the following words:
"A new era for death metal has begun... no wait, we're old school. Anyway... We have begun to exist. The rotted four of us gave birth to a futile piece of music. It's very organic solution for your ear pussies."
The band recently recorded their first demo, entitled Futile cover art]. The song "The Composter" is streaming on the band's MySpace page.
Two members of the UK metalcore outfit After Death drowned yesterday (Thursday January 21) while swimming at the Atalaia beach in Aracaju, in the northeastern part of Brazil. 21-year-old guitarist Leon Villalba and 18-year-old bassist Timothy Kennelly, along with their bandmates, were in the middle of an extensive tour of Brazil as the support act for Master when the incident occurred.
Villalba and Kennelly were reportedly swimming at the beach around 2:30 pm when another beachgoer noticed a floating body and alerted the local lifeguard rescue team. An attempt was made to resuscitate Villalba using CPR, but he didn't respond. Kennedy's body is still missing. The search for Timothy's remains will continue on Friday with air support, since the area to be covered is very wide.
Italian metallers Necrodeath are set to release a cover album in celebration of their 25th anniversary.
According to a posting on the band's website, a new Necrodeath release is coming out soon, covering extreme metal bands that influenced an entire musical generation. The record will include special guest appearances by ex-Necrodeath, ex-Schizo and Bulldozer members.
The twentyfive-year anniversary album will be called Old Skull cover art], and will be "paying tribute to the most influential extreme metal bands of all time. A global feast full of classic tunes for the gruesome masses, burning brightly on the altar of the kings. 25 years of insanity & macabre and still thrashing black. Rise up from the flames and celebrate the horror with us."
The Monolith Deathcult have posted two old/new tracks to their MySpace player. "7 Months Of Suffering" and "The Cruel Hunters" are both taken from the forthcoming album The White Crematorium 2.0 - The Revenge Of The Failed, a reworked version of the band's 2005 album The White Crematorium.
The album will be released in Europe through Twilight-Vertrieb on February 19th, and in the United States shortly thereafter through Epitomite Productions.
"I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, And Your Motorcycle", the new video from Austrian Death Machine, has been made available online. The video was directed by Dave Brodsky.
Tim Lambesis comments on the video: "Arnold is proof that you can be brutal and still have fun. Metalheads can still laugh at a party right? The theme for this video can go a few different ways. I think that no matter what drastic measures Ahhnold takes, he somehow only creates more fun for all. Other people may think there is an underlying story as a Terminator love story between Ahhnold and T-One-Million. However you interpret the video is fine with me, but if you sing along loud enough Ahhnold just might show up at your house too!"
Finnish metallers Deathbound will release their forthcoming album, Non Compos Mentis, via Dynamic Arts Records on the following dates:
January 25: World
January 27: Finland
January 29: Germany / Austria / Switzerland
Non Compos Mentis cover art] tracklist:
01. I Hate Them Still
02. The Wave Called Misery
03. Free Shackles For Everyone
04. The Process Of Destruction
05. A Better Tomorrow
06. A Reason For Your Fight
07. Hell Could Be The Cure
08. When The Seas Are Boiling
10. The Blues Of A Dying Man
11. Death Comes For A Visit
12. Non Compos Mentis
13. The World Is But A Memory
14. A Need To Survive
Also two new songs from Non Compos Mentis, entitled "Free Shackles For Everyone" and "A Reason For Your Fight", have been made available at the band's MySpace page.
Suffocation and Napalm Death are confirmed to do a tour of Latin America in May next year.
Dates are as follows:
05/05 Mexico City, Mexico @ TBA
05/07 Caracas, Venezuela @ TBA
05/08 Bogotá, Colombia @ Teatro Metropol
05/09 Quito, Ecuador @ Bunga
05/11 Lima, Peru @ Voce
05/13 Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Caupolican
05/14 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Teatro Flores
05/15 Curitiba, Brazil @ TBA
05/16 São Paulo, Brazil @ TBA
Sadly, just a few days into their European tour with Amon Amarth, Evile's Mike Alexander was suddenly taken ill and rushed to hospital, but tragically passed away in Lulea, Sweden.
Evile members Matt Drake, Ol Drake and Ben Carter have released the following statement:
"This is so hard to find the words to express fully how we feel. We can't believe or accept what's happened. One minute we're talking to our buddy, Mike, the next minute we can never speak to him again.
There's so many things rushing through our heads that we want to say, do and feel. We half expect him to come round the corner and call us 'dickheads'. We can't get our heads around it.