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Agalloch - Complete New Album - US Tour Imminent

Pacific Northwest dark metal legends Agalloch have completed work on their fourth full-length entitled Marrow Of The Spirit, the follow-up to 2006's Ashes Against The Grain. The release date is November 23.

Marrow Of The Spirit tracklist:

01. They Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
02. Into The Painted Grey
03. The Watcher's Monolith
04. Black Lake Nidstang
05. Ghosts Of The Midwinter Fires
06. To Drown


Band profile: Agalloch
Posted: 21.09.2010 by daniell_p | Comments (32)

Cradle Of Filth - New Mini-site Online

Peaceville have published new info about Cradle Of Filth's upcoming album:

One of the most infamous and notorious names in metal, Cradle of Filth continue to shock, excite, disgust and inspire in equal measures. Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa the latest chapter of the band's dark history is to be released through Peaceville Records on the band's own AbraCadaver imprint on November 1st 2010 but fans can get a preview of the album at the new Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa mini-site which goes live at at 7pm (BST) today (6th September).

Array and to Windrider for the news]


Band profile: Cradle Of Filth
Posted: 07.09.2010 by daniell_p | Comments (12)

Behemoth - Nergal Diagnosed With A Serious Illness

Original news, published on 08.08.2010

Earlier today Behemoth frontman Adam Darski, aka Nergal, was brought to the hospital in Gdansk, Poland. He was diagnosed with a serious illness, the nature of which hasn't yet been revealed. He was admitted to the hematology ward, which indicates a blood disorder of some sort. Understandably, Behemoth had to cancel all the upcoming shows this year.

In a statement on the band's website, Nergal wrote the following (translated by Google): "I do not want to bore you with details, but I can no longer hide the fact that I am seriously ill and waiting for my multi-stage treatment, which can take up to several months. Thus, we cancel the coming summer festivals, the tour of Russia and the Baltic States planned for September and October, and the November tour of the USA.

I know that this is not the best news for you, but health is important. I've got a rather difficult period, and a lot of work, but steel becomes hardened in the fire, isn't it? You know me, so that you know that I'll get out of this stronger than ever. Then all the concerts also will go ahead as plan. At this time, I feel good, my head is focused to fight the disease, everything is under control by professionals. I have with me the most wonderful and loving woman, family, team, managers and people from publishing companies who are doing everything to support me. I do not ask you for more than just a little bit of patience. I would add that the fact that in the near future we will not be touring does not mean that Behemoth gets into hibernation. We have a lot to offer you in the coming months, Behemoth will work on many other fronts."

More news as we get it.


Metal Underground is reporting that the Behemoth mastermind has been diagnosed with leukemia. Further, it's also being reported by the Polish celeb website TVP that it has advanced past the point where chemotherapy would be an effective form of treatment and Darski will need a bone marrow transplant. His awesome fiance Doda has donated marrow to see if she is a match.


Band profile: Behemoth
Posted: 25.08.2010 by daniell_p | Comments (118)

Trauma - To Record New Album

News from one of the most underrated death metal bands in the world:

Soon, on the 20th of May Trauma will start recording of the new album at the Recording Studio Hertz, carefully supervised by the Wiesławski Brothers. This time we will do twice as much - a new CD, and songs for a MCD with 2 cover songs. As a bonus there will be a multimedia CD with the new Video of Trauma, "Elegy of Doom" taken from the last album "Determination". The MCD will be released by Empire Rec. along with Thrash'em All Magazine on the 25th of August, while the CD is expected to come out in February 2007.

Band profile: Trauma
Posted: 08.04.2006 by daiell_p | Comments (0)

Vader - To Start Recording New Album

"Impressions In Red" - Vader's new album!

On the 22th of April Vader will start recording session of their new studio album entitled "Impressions In Red". The album will be recorded, mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio with brothers S³awek & Wojtek Wies³awscy at the helm (who produced band's latest MCD "The Art Of War").

The recording session will run through May, 25th. The new album, unlike the futuristic content of "The Art Of War" MCD will be entirely focused around dark and mystical vision of hell on earth, inspired by works of medieval visionaries like Hieronymous Bosh. In July the band is going to shot a videoclip based on that theme as well. "Impressions In Red" artwork and the whole layout have been prepared by Greek maestro Seth (Paradise Lost, Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh...).

Release date is scheduled for September, 4th through Regain Records. The album will be supported with a massive promotional campaign. On 17th of September Vader will kick off the next 90 dates long tournee, playing in all European countries, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Baltic countries and the Balkans. In 2007 Vader will appear on tours in North and South America, Asia (Japan, Indonesia...), Eastern Europe and some other countries. More info about band's plans on Vader and Massive Music websites.

Band profile: Vader
Posted: 08.04.2006 by daiell_p | Comments (0)

Celtic Frost - New Album Announced

Century Media Records has set a May 30 North American release date for Celtic Frost's long-awaited new album, "Monotheist" (one day earlier internationally).

Celtic Frost's first album in 13 years, "Monotheist" features 11 songs all produced by the band with Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain).

"Monotheist" track listing:

01. Progeny
02. Ground
03. A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh
04. Drown In Ashes
05. Os Abysmi Vel Daath
06. Obscured
07. Domain Of Decay
08. Ain Elohim
09. Totengott
10. Synagoga Satanae
11. Winter (Requiem, Chapter Three: Finale

The album will be released simultaneously in all territories in three different configurations including a limited-edition digipak containing the bonus track "Temple Of Depression" and a vinyl LP with another bonus title, "Incantation Against You".


Band profile: Celtic Frost
Posted: 03.02.2006 by daiell_p | Comments (0)

Vader - The Whole EP Available For Listening

At this location

you will be able to listen to the whole Vader EP "The Art of War". It's streaming, so it can't be downloaded. Windows Media Player is required. The EP was made available for listening one day before its American release.

Band profile: Vader
Posted: 23.01.2006 by daiell_p | Comments (0)

Ajattara - New Track Online

A brand-new Ajattara track, entitled "Lautuma", has been posted online. The song comes off the Finnish "black/dark metal" project's upcoming fourth full-length album, "Äpäre", due on March 22, 2006 via Spinefarm Records.
Listen to it here:

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Posted: 03.01.2006 by daiell_p | Comments (0)

Rotting Christ - To Record Shows For Live Album

Rotting Christ have announced two live shows in the city of Larissa, Greece which will be recorded and included in their first live release. The pioneers of the Greek metal scene will give two special two hour shows which will present songs from the whole of their catalog. These live shows held on February 3 and 4 at Blive Music House in Larissa, will be the only ones worldwide which will be recorded. With this live album Rotting Christ will celebrate their 18 years in the metal scene and fans from around the world are expected to attend.

Band profile: Rotting Christ
Posted: 28.12.2005 by daiell_p | Comments (6)

Winds - To Continue Recording New Album

Norway's progressive metal act Winds will be entering the studio this week for continued work on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2004's "The Imaginary Direction of Time" (to be released via The End Records).

Commented Tidemann: "We are entering the studio once again for the continued recording of the fourth WINDS album. The process of making this happen has taken a lot more time than first expected, both due to the complex material and a very busy schedule for everyone involved. We are entering studio again on December 16th for more recording sessions, expected to end around Christmas day.

"This session will include recording of the string section as well as all the vocal tracks. After this, all that remains to be recorded is my lead work and Andy's keys, which we will begin in January 2006. Strings will be recorded on location in a carefully selected timber church that was built in 1776 to achieve the best possible acoustic environment. To record the string section, we have hired famous Norwegian producer/engineer Truls Birkeland, who has worked with some of Norway's biggest names in pop and jazz. Truls has vast experience with location recording and we expect nothing less than a superb result with him in charge.

"The material on the new album is the most progressive and technically challenging, yet most melodic so far in the history of Winds. This is also the first time around we are bringing in additional voices for some of the lead vocal parts, which will add a new dimension to the classic Winds sound. We are really looking forward to this release, and hope everyone will enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed making it. Thanks a lot to everyone who is supporting our work!"

Band profile: Winds
Posted: 12.12.2005 by daiell_p | Comments (0)

Cannibal Corpse - Tracklist For New Album Revealed

Posted by Alex Webster on the official website:

"Hey everybody, here's the complete list of songs for "Kill":

1. The Time To Kill Is Now
2. Make Them Suffer
3. Murder Worship
4. Submerged In Boiling Flesh
5. Five Nails Through The Neck
6. Purification By Fire
7. Death Walking Terror
8. Barbaric Bludgeonings
9. The Discipline Of Revenge
10. Brain Removal Device
11. Necrosadistic Warning
12. Maniacal
13. Infinite Misery

This may not be the exact order of the songs for the album, but it should be pretty close.

We have only four more days of mixing, and then the album will be finished. At this point, it looks like the album will be released on March 21st, 2006. After that, we will begin touring, starting with the No Mercy festivals in Europe, followed by a headlining tour throughout Europe. We will hopefully be touring the States in the early summer months, but nothing is booked at this point. Check back over the coming weeks for more tour information as it develops."


Band profile: Cannibal Corpse
Posted: 11.12.2005 by daiell_p | Comments (0)

Vader - Confirmed For Metal Crusaders Tour 2006

On May/ June 2006 VADER will headline American part of "Metal Crusaders Tour", teaming up with bands like Kataklysm (headliner of Canadian leg of the tour), Nuclear Assault, Speed Kill Hate (Overkill's musicians side project) and The Absence. The tour is being organized by Thunderdome Bookings, sponsored by two biggest metal magazines "Metal Maniacs"(USA), BW&BK (Canada) and Ibanez. During that trip Vader will be supporting new MCD "The Art Of War" scheduled for release at the end of January 2006 through Candlelight Records USA. More details will follow soon.

Band profile: Vader
Posted: 10.12.2005 by daiell_p | Comments (0)