02:52 - Amatsu Mikaboshi Still need to check out Gehenna. I've always been curious ever since I last saw them live, what Justin ans Liz are like, whether if there completely introverted, private hermits or sociable?...
02:50 - Alex Fenger [link] added a few more albums (Lurk, Lynchgate, Lithotome, Infestus, and Suffer Yourself)
For the first time in over 5 years, Lizzy Borden's Appointment With Death lineup — Ira Black, Joey Scott, Marten Andersson and Lizzy Borden — will reunite for a one-night-only performance on Friday, January 24th at the Epiphone party at NAMM at Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, California. You do not need to be a part of NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) to get tickets for this exclusive one-off show.
Napalm Death and Keith Harrison's live performance collaboration, Bustleholme, is taking place this Friday, November 29th. Originally planned to feature at the V&A Museum (London) in March, the Bustleholme project has been given a new life amongst the Modernist setting of the De La Warr Pavillion. The band will play a special live set through an experimental sculptural sound system constructed by Harrison. As the band starts to play, the raw-energy of the sound produced will reverberate inside the clay, causing it to slowly crack, disintegrate and explode, changing the music as it does.
The Maryland Deathfest XII line-up just keeps getting better and better. MDF announced a slew of additional confirmed acts that will play in Baltimore next year and there is still more to come, believe it or not. Now the question is: how will your body endure the constant beating?
Just in time for the holiday season, Hate Eternal bassist J.J. Hrubovcak will bring forth Death Metal Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics, a twisted rendition of some of the season's darkest hymns. It was composed and produced by J.J. with vocals and artwork by brother and Monstrosity/Vile/Azure Emote vocalist Mike Hrubovcak. You can check out the artwork below and also the first advance track "Unrest For Melancholy Men (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)". Well, why not?
Swedish outfit Deathstars made two announcements today. First, they announced an extended tour throughout Europe for March and April 2014. Secondly, their much-anticipated new studio album is set for release in February 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records, their first since 2009's Night Electric Night. The Claws Through Europe Tour 2014 will showcase their new material. All the dates are available below. More info on the new album is expected soon.
Death Penalty, the new band formed by Cathedral guitarist Garry "Gaz" Jennings, featuring Belgian female vocalist Michelle Nocon (ex-Serpentcult) and guests, has inked a deal with Rise Above Records. This is Gaz's first serious venture following the mournful demise of the U.K.'s doom metal giants with their final album The Last Spire (via Rise Above), earlier in 2013. He has been working on songs for his new project for some time and had the idea of a strong female vocalist, which led him to Michelle and the pair have been working together since the summer. Death Penalty are also confirmed for an exclusive debut appearance at Rise Above Records 25th anniversary shows.
Today is the day. Death Angel have released their new album The Dream Calls For Blood today in Europe, and while it only drops on October 14th (UK), and October 15th (North America) through Nuclear Blast, you can stream the entire thing right now. Just click play on the Soundcloud widget below and enjoy it while you can. This is the thrash metallers' seventh studio album. How is their form?
Six more bands have been confirmed for the Maryland Deathfest XII, which promises to be a highlight next year. The new additions to an already strong line-up are My Dying Bride, playing an exclusive US appearance and the first US show since 1997, The Church Of Pungent Stench, also with an exclusive US appearance and playing an old school setlist of material from their first EP and first three albums, Hooded Menace, Ulcerate, Bölzer with an exclusive US appearance, and Windhand.
"Son Of The Morning", a brand new song from Bay Area thrash metallers Death Angel, has been made available online for streaming by the band. This is already the fourth song they share with the fans on their website. You can listen to "Son Of The Morning" and headbang your head off here. At the same location, you will also find the songs "The Dream Calls For Blood", "Caster Of Shame" and "Fallen", all from the new output.
Death Angel's new album The Dream Calls For Blood is upon us. While you wait for its release next month, the thrash band has released a lyric video for the title track of the album and you can now enjoy it here. You can also stream another new song, "Caster Of Shame", at the band's website. Do these songs raise your expectations for the successor to Relentless Retribution?
The brand new video for "Point Zero Solution", the title track of the third album from Swedish Gothenburg metal up-and-comers Deals Death, can be seen below. The clip was directed by the very prolific Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company and the band seems to be playing with fire.
Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel have given us the first taste of their new album The Dream Calls For Blood. The band is streaming the title track "The Dream Calls For Blood" on their website, so you can enjoy it right here. Their first new album in three years will be released to the masses on October 11th (Europe), October 14th (UK), and October 15th (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records. For now, you can enjoy the new song.
"DMSLT" is the new video from A Pale Horse Named Death, the band featuring Sal Abruscato who played drums on Type O Negative as well as Life Of Agony. He is now the vocalist/guitarist of A Pale Horse Named Death. This song appears on Lay My Soul To Waste, their latest offering out now via Steamhammer/SPV. You get to see the band in action on the video below.
Bossk has released four recordings on their own Eyes Of Sound label before taking a temporary hiatus in 2008. After four years of dormancy, Bossk awoke from their slumber to create in 2012. The band then performed at UK's Damnation Festival in the fall of 2012, and entered the studio to record "Pick Up Artist". In 2013, Bossk completed a UK Tour (their first in four years) with Dragged Into Sunlight. The band also managed to enter the studio to record a version of Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross". Deathwish has now announced a limited vinyl release of these two songs as one 7" EP called Pick Up Artist.
Europeans didn't have many chances last year to see the Death To All tour but this year their luck is changing. DTA will tour Europe for the first time. The Death line up will consist of Sean Reinert (Cynic) - drums, Paul Masvidal (Cynic) - guitar, Steve DiGiorgio (Autopsy, Testament, Iced Earth) - bass and Max Phelps (Cynic) - guitar and vocals. The setlist will feature most of the songs from the Human album plus other Death classics. It already looks like a fun night in perspective but there is more: direct support will come from German tech death heroes Obscura whose singer/guitarist Steffen Kummerer was asked to be vocalist on the first Death-tribute shows in 2012, but couldn't take the job due to visa issues. Also on the tour will be DarkRise.