US thrash/tech death metal band Revocation are currently recording their new as-yet-untitled full-length album at Damage Studios in Southbridge, Massachusetts with engineer Pete Rutcho. The follow-up to the band's break-through Relapse debut Existence Is Futile is expected to see its release in summer 2011.
Guitarist/vocalist David Davidson recently checked in from Damage Studios with the following: "We are currently wrapping up the recording process for our third studio album and we firmly believe that this is our strongest material to date. The songs on the new release are incredibly varied and all have the own character. They range from technical thrash to groove laden death metal, there's even a song with a full horn section this time around. We can't wait for people to check it out!"
"River Of Rapture", the new video from US metallers Death Angel, can be viewed at this location. The footage was shot and edited by director Tommy Jones during the band's summer 2010 tour with Soilwork.
"River Of Rapture" comes off the band's latest album, Relentless Retribution, which was released on September 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
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.
The ghost is back to spread his unholy shadow of horror and darkness! Ghostrider, the infernal horde that generated the Italian metal legend Necrodeath over 25 years ago has returned back to life with a new desecrating assault of old school Black/Thrash filled with rawness and intensity.
11 new studio songs including revisited versions of their 1984 classics like "The Exorcist", "Doomed To Serve The Devil", "Victims of Necromancy" etc as well as some brand new tunes of thrashing ferocity and an Onslaught cover. This album's line-up features former drummer Mark Peso (Necrodeath, ex-Sadist) and some current/older Necrodeath members. Face the true impact of 1984's Italian raw Black/Thrash fierceness!
Neurotic Deathfest, Europe's biggest death metal festival, will once again be hosted at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Netherlands. Next edition will be held on April 29 & 30.
Not only will there be over 40 bands climbing the stages of Tilburg again, but there will be even more attention for side programming to make the festival experience more than complete. After confirming genre heavyweights such as Autopsy, Atheist, Exhumed and more, the organization now confirms Swedish veterans At The Gates.
The organization commented to be truly honored to have legenday At The Gates committed to return to Dutch soil for an exclusive performance. At The Gates haven't performed within the Netherlands ever since their touring cycle of the infamous Slaughter Of The Soul album in 1995.
Marduk are proud to anounce the Asian Black Death Redemption Tour 2010. The Swedish black metal band will be reaching the far east for a crusade; territories to be reached are China, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Asian Black Death Redemption live dates are as follows:
04 Dec - Beijing, China - Mao Livehouse
06 Dec - Bangkok, Thailand - Rock Pub
07 Dec - Singapore, Singapore - Substation Theatre
09 Dec - TBA
10 Dec - Surabaya, Indonesia - Graha Pemuda
11 Dec - Semarang, Indonesia - Gor Tri Lomba Juang
12 Dec - Jakarta, Indonesia - Bulungan Outdoor
Paracletus, the fifth full-length by French black metallers Deathspell Omega, will be out on November 9th. Paracletus is the last chapter of a trilogy which took nine years to complete, a musical and spiritual quest during which everything was put at risk. The record closes the circle to the hallucinated sound of dissonant violence and menacing splendour, exploring the depths of abjection and the corruption of the other worlds on high.
And the best thing is, you can now download a full song off Paracletus for free. Click here to check out the track "Devouring Famine".
Paracletus cover art] tracklist:
01. Epiklesis I
02. Wings Of Predation
06. Epiklesis II
After releasing the stunning Time Waits For No Slave album via Century Media Records in 2009, British grindcore gods Napalm Death have been busy travelling around the globe to massively promote the album live. So the band has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe this November, along with Macabre, Immolation and Waking The Cadaver.
Vocalist Barney Greenway checks in with the following update: "Having just returned from a string of dates in Thailand, Australia and Japan, it's a great feeling to know that Napalm is able to get out far and wide. Despite the fact that Napalm has trail-blazed across the world, I still hope next year there will be a few new places that we can set foot in where other bands just don't go. That's still a great source of excitement.
Back in February we already hinted at the new Death Breath album. In a short statement, the Swedish death metallers now confirm the release of an as-yet-untitled album likely due later this year. The band checked in as follows:
"Just letting you folks know we're still here. We have a finished album except for some vocals left to do. We've been touring most of the spring/summer with our other bands or doing albums etc. That's just the way it is. Still can't say when we will put the next Death Breath release out, but it will happen when we feel the time is right. Meanwhile listen to some Judas Priest or maybe a little Thin Lizzy."
San Francisco Bay Area thrash metallers Death Angel have announced the dates for the band's first-ever headlining tour across North America early next year. The band will be touring in support of their latest studio effort Relentless Retribution, released only a couple of days ago. Support on the trek will come from Lazarus A.D., Early Man, Bonded By Blood, and Hexen. Tour dates are as follows:
Jan. 30 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
Jan. 31 - The Casbah - Charlotte, NC
Feb. 01 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA
Feb. 02 - Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
Feb. 03 - Rocko's - Manchester, NH
Feb. 04 - Club Hell - Providence, RI
Feb. 05 - Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
Feb. 06 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON - CANADA
Death Angel were recently used in a psychological study that shows liked and disliked music are equally disruptive to serial recall. The disliked music in the study was the song "Thrashers" by Death Angel.
Dr. Nick Perham explained his reasoning by using Death Angel as the "disliked" music in the study: "We needed a track that most participants would say they did not like. Having been a fan of metal music since my teens, I was pretty confident that a thrash metal song would do the trick as most people never seemed to like the music I liked. In choosing a thrash metal song, I needed a song that was heavy but also allowed the listener to hear many of the different components of the song - the acoustical variation between the successive sound items. We chose "Thrashers". Participants were only allowed to participate in the study if they disliked thrash metal as a musical genre...
San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends, Death Angel, have unveiled the track listing and contributing guest musicians for their new album Relentless Retribution. The record is set for release on September 3rd in Europe and the 14th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
"Claws In So Deep" features performances by the popular acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. The track "Truce" also features a guest guitar solo by Producer Jason Suecof. Relentless Retribution was recorded at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with production genius Jason Suecof. The album will be released on September 3rd in Europe and September 14th in North America.
TheRaveLive.com presents a free live webcast from Soilwork tonight, Friday July 23th. The free live broadcast will begin at 8:00pm ET / 7:00pm CT / 5:00pm PT / 12:00am GMT, and is scheduled to also include sets from Death Angel, Augury, Swashbuckle, and The Crinn as part of the Panic Over North America Tour.
There will be a re-broadcast next Saturday on July 31 at 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT / 6:00pm GMT.
TheRaveLive.com is a service of TheRave.com, the official website of The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI USA. The Rave/Eagles Club is a 180,000 square foot entertainment complex with six concert halls in one building, four of which are wired for simultanteous live broadcasts with anywhere from three to eight camera angles. Over 2000 bands performed at The Rave/Eagles Club in 2009.