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Nervecell - Completes Writing New Album

Dubai-based death metallers Nervecell have finished writing the songs for their next studio album. The recordings will take place somewhere next month. The band issued the following update:

"We are really thrilled that the writing process for the new album has been successfully completed and the band is eager to enter the studio next month and start recording. We've been working really hard on this record through out this year and in between the tours we've had in Europe and Asia. All the pre-production for the songs are done and we're very happy with how everything has turned out for us so far.

The new songs are sounding aggressive, fast and dark! The fans can expect a heavy dosage of old school death metal, modern thrash metal, intertwined with our touch of Eastern melodies and brutality. Needless to say there will be more exciting news and surprises featured on this new record to follow.

The new (as-yet-untitled) album is set for a release early 2011 on Lifeforce Records (Europe) / Spellbind Records (Middle East). This will mark the follow-up to the much anticipated 2009 debut Preaching Venom which was released in Europe in October 2009 on Lifeforce Records."

The band will announce the album title and more details in the upcoming weeks, so make sure you stay tuned.


Band profile: Nervecell
Posted: 25.11.2010 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (5)

Metallica - Live DVD Details Announced

Details for the new Metallica live DVD have surfaced:

"On July 7th of this year we were honored to perform at Arenes de Nimes, the historic Roman amphitheatre in Nimes, France, easily one of the most spectacular venues in the world. We thought it would be a memorable night, so we asked our friends in France to bring along a film crew to document the festivities. The result is "Francais Pour Une Nuit" (translation: "French For One Night"), the DVD of the evening including the full show, interviews with us, and five videos shot by YOU, our buddies in the audience. All this and more will be available starting November 23, 2009!

"Francais Pour Une Nuit" was extra special for us because not only was it filmed in France, but ALL aspects of the project are French as the show was filmed, recorded, and edited with French camera and recording crews, the artwork on the package and special box set (more on that in a minute!) were created by a French design team; even the credits are in French. The only non-French parts: the three Americans and one Dane on stage and the photos shot by Englishman Ross Halfin.

The DVD will be available in retail stores in France only, at, or you may order online through the record company at There will be three formats available: Standard DVD in a digipack including a 16 page booklet, Blu-Ray DVD, also in a digipack with the booklet, and the deluxe limited edition box set (it's actually a tin) that includes the DVD, a copy of "Death Magnetic on CD," a T-shirt, laminated pass, and five exclusive photos."

A DVD trailer can be found at this location.

"Francais Pour Une Nuit" cover art] tracklist:

01. Blackened
02. Creeping Death
03. Fuel
04. Harvester Of Sorrow
05. Fade To Black
06. Broken, Beat & Scarred
07. Cyanide
08. Sad But True
09. One
10. All Nightmare Long
11. The Day That Never Comes
12. Master Of Puppets
13. Dyers Eve
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
16. Stone Cold Crazy
17. Motorbreath
18. Seek & Destroy


Band profile: Metallica
Posted: 19.10.2009 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (39)

Negură Bunget - New Album Title Announced

Negură Bunget are ready to announce the title of the next album "Vîrstele Pămîntului" (English: The Ages of the Land/Earth).

"Vîrstele Pămîntului" is an album about embracing your destiny, about choosing and consciously assuming a way of life. The earth is where we came from and where go back into, the one from above and beyond us. Understanding and respecting it is understanding yourself, your purpose and destiny. "Vîrstele Pămîntului" is an album about places of the earth and places of the spirit, about bounds transcending worlds.

The work on the album is scheduled to be completed on a seclusion Negură Bunget will take into the wilderness of the mountains in the following weeks, to concentrate soley on the work for this album, which will be a landmark for its future evolution.

There is also a very special packaging for the album in work. More details about this will be revealed soon. You can expect another handmade, natural and organic concept extending from the music through visuals and packaging.

Band profile: Negură Bunget
Posted: 10.10.2009 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (12)

Bloodbath - New Video Online

The new video for "Hades Rising" has been released. The song is taken from Bloodbath's album, "The Fathomless Mastery", out now on Peaceville Records. The clip was directed by Village Road Film.

The band previously posted the following update on their official website: "Together with director Owe Lingwall and Village Road Film we just shot the first official promo video in the band's history for "Hades Rising" taken off "The Fathomless Mastery". The footage of the band's performance was shot on location in Vallentuna outside Stockholm and can be summoned up as some serious headbanging with lots of blood, real messy and death metal dandy!"

Visit the mini-site at, for info, downloads and more.


Band profile: Bloodbath
Posted: 31.05.2009 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (7)

Hail Of Bullets - To Release New EP

Dutch metallers Hail Of Bullets will release a new EP in the summer, "Warsaw Rising", featuring two brand new tracks, one cover and three live recordings.

The band comments: "The new songs are "Liberators", a rumbling ode to one of the most magnificent bombers ever built and the title track, "Warsaw Rising", which tells the tragic tale of the bloody 1944 Warsaw uprising. A massive cover of the Twisted Sister classic "Destroyer" and 3 tracks from the Bullets' earth-shattering performance at last year's Party.San Open Air complete the searing sextet!"

The band adds: "The mini-CD will be released as a 6-page-Digipak sometime during the summer and will be available in a strictly limited edition of 2.000 copies only! First come first serve."

"Warsaw Rising" tracklisting:

01. Liberators
02. Warsaw Rising
03. Destroyer Twisted Sister cover]
04. Red Wolves Of Stalin
05. Nachthexen
06. The Crucial Offensive


Band profile: Hail Of Bullets
Posted: 15.05.2009 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (7)

Candlemass - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Candlemass have made their entire new album "Death Magic Doom" available for streaming online over at the band's MySpace page.

Here're the cover art and tracklist again:

01. If I Ever Die
02. Hammer Of Doom
03. The Bleeding Baroness
04. Demon Of The Deep
05. House Of 1,000 Voices
06. Dead Angel
07. Clouds Of Dementia
08. My Funeral Dreams

Candlemass will release"Death Magic Doom" on April 3, 2009 (Europe) and TBA (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.


Band profile: Candlemass
Posted: 25.03.2009 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (13)

Queensrÿche - New Video And Listening Party Online

The video for "If I Were King," the first single from Queensrÿche's highly anticipated new album "American Soldier", has received a worldwide debut on Monday, March 23 at Noon ET on, home of the largest military and veteran membership organization. The military community site, 10 million members strong, will also feature a podcast interview with lead singer Geoff Tate as well as an op-ed column that he wrote exclusively for the site.

The video can be viewed here.

The video for "If I Were King" was directed by J. Andrew Colletti and Jonathan Williams and addresses the same themes of loss and healing that are the focus of the track. The song was written based on an interview Tate conducted with Sean Lenahan, a veteran of U.S. conflicts in Somalia and Kosovo.

In the meantime, also a listening party which is the entire last half of the record has been made available online. The tracklist (actual last 6 tracks on album) is as follows:

07. Middle Of Hell
08. If I Were King
09. Man Down!
10. Remember Me
11. Home Again
12. The Voice

The songs are available for streaming in the following formats:

| Quicktime | Windows Media Audio | RealPlayer |

"American Soldier" will be available from Atco/Rhino on March 31. All info about the album and US tour dates here.


Band profile: Queensrÿche
Event: Queensrÿche: American Soldier Tour
Posted: 24.03.2009 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (3)

Mastodon - Entire New Album Available For Streaming

Mastodon's new album "Crack The Skye", is available for streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page.

"Crack the Skye" was recorded at Southern Tracks Studios in Atlanta, was produced and mixed by Brendan O'Brien, and is scheduled to be released March 24, 2009 through Reprise Records.


Band profile: Mastodon
Posted: 17.03.2009 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (15)

Devildriver - Album Title Named

John Boecklin, the drummer of Devildriver has posted the following update about Devildriver's upcoming album:

"The record is completely tracked! This album certainly has a more serious and focused vibe that we may have missed in previous efforts. One song in particular is the craziest double bass patterns I've ever done, guitar work you would not expect from us, mixed in with a really fresh vocal approach Completely new from Dez Fafara. Its vibe is very new for us, but still totally brutal. I guess talking about it won't do much, I'm just trying to state that you won't be disappointed with us if you are Devildriver fan. Yet, there will be some surprises in "Pray For Villians" that are refreshing. In case someone didn't read it already, "Pray For Villians" is the album title. I'm very proud of every member for stepping it up!"

"Pray For Villians", is scheduled for a release in June through Roadrunner Records, The CD was recorded at Edge of the Earth studios in Los Angeles with producer Logan Mader.

Band profile: DevilDriver
Posted: 18.02.2009 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (12)

Lamb Of God - Entire New Album Streaming

Lamb Of God's next album "Wrath" has been posted entirely on the band's official Myspace. The band posted the following update:

"We're streaming the whole album in our media player on our Myspace page right now! Check it out and make sure you pick up a your own copy on 2.24 so you can use the code inside to see if you "Escape the Plague" and win one of 100 exclusive prizes including a BBQ with Randy at your house, a trip to the UK to see LOG, Signature series equipment, lessons with the guys, and much much more."

Lamb Of God will release their fifth studio album "Wrath", on February 24th, 2009. The record will be released in North America by Epic and will be the first release with their new label Roadrunner, outside of North America. "Wrath" is produced by Josh Wilbur and was recorded in studios in New York, Virginia, and New Hampshire.

Roadrunner/Warner Music will release "Wrath", in Japan on February 18 with three bonus tracks:

* We Die Alone
* Shoulder Of Your God
* Condemn The Hive


Band profile: Lamb Of God
Posted: 18.02.2009 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (17)

Lamb Of God - New Video Online

Lamb Of God have revealed their new video for "Set To Fail" from their fifth studio album "Wrath". The video can be viewed here.

Lamb Of God will release their fifth studio album "Wrath", on February 24th, 2009. The record will be released in North America by Epic and will be the first release with their new label Roadrunner, outside of North America. "Wrath" is produced by Josh Wilbur and was recorded in studios in New York, Virginia, and New Hampshire.


Band profile: Lamb Of God
Posted: 14.02.2009 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (2)

Kreator - New Video Online

Kreator have premiered their new video "Hordes of Chaos" on MTV2. The song is the title track off the band's last album. The video can be be viewed here.

The video was shot November 2 in Berlin, Germany by director Jörn Heitmann, who filmed Kreator's "Enemy of God" and who has also worked with Rammstein. The clip depicts the band performing on a hill of bodies while "Gladiator"-style battles rage around them.

Frontman Mille Petrozza told "It's a sword and sorcery, "Conan the Barbarian," "300" kind of thing, but it's pretty brutal and I think it's fun. I really like the director and I think he did a good job. It was hard for him, but for us it was easy, because our part took only two ours. But we had to wait a lot because they had to shoot these fighting scenes the whole day. So, we worked for two hours and waited for eight."

In other news, SPV Records had the following update: "Hordes of Chaos" is on its way and is already causing alarm. Due to technological chaos, the 2 live tracks that were planned for release on the Bonus DVD (to be found in the Limited Edition Digi Pack / European Version) will be made available as audiofiles for FREE download!"
Both tracks can be found here


Band profile: Kreator
Posted: 14.02.2009 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (14)

Supreme Pain - New Album Details Unveiled

Original news, posted on 17.01.2009

Dutch brutal death metal band Supreme Pain have unveiled the cover art for their upcoming second full-length album, "Nemesis Enforcer".

Supreme Pain recently signed a record deal with Metal Age Productions from Slovakia to release their sophomore album. On february 2 they will enter the Soundlodge Studio in Germany to start with the recordings, together with producer Jorg Uken (God Dethroned, Sinister, Dew-Scented).

UPDATE (thanks to Deadmeat)

Supreme Pain guitarist Erwin Harreman has posted the following update on the band's forthcoming album "Nemesis Enforcer":

"In a few hours we start with the recordings of our second cd at The Soundlodge Studio with producer Jorg Uken in Germany. All music and lyrics are finished and it is fast, aggressive, brutal and sick. So for the forthcoming 10 days we will be busy to record the sickness and create some aggressive brutal death metal. The cd will contain 8 tracks of extreme brutality."

01. Vengeful Wrath
02. Legacy Of Chaos
03. The Unholy Throne
04. Treshold Of Immortality
05. To Serve In Slavery
06. Lobotomy Of The Soul
07. Goddess Of Divine Retribution
08. Nemesis Enforcer


Band profile: Supreme Pain
Posted: 02.02.2009 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (1)

Degradead - Complete Work On New Album, Two Songs Online

Sweden Gothenburg metal band Degradead have completed work on their new album "Out Of Body Experience" cover art]. The album was recorded at Studio Abyss/Black Lounge in Ludvika. The release date is set for february 20, 2009.

"Out Of Body Experience" contains the following fourteen songs:

01. All Is Gone
02. Wake The Storm
03. Achieve The sky
04. Everlasting Hatred
05. Dephts Of Darkness
06. V.X.R.
07. Future Is Now
08. Transmigration
09. The Burning Orchid
10. Almost Dead
11. Dream
12. Illusion
13. Suffering
14: Unfortunate

Two songs have been uploaded to the official MySpace. The songs are called "Depths Of Darkness" and "Wake The Storm".


Band profile: Degradead
Posted: 17.01.2009 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (1)

Sepultura - Full Album Streaming Online

Sepultura will start the A-LEX World Tour next month and they built a sitefor fans to follow the guys on the road, The band will be posting exclusive videos, photos, twitter and blogging from the road. And the setlist will be available for voting for every single gig of the tour. And while the tour doesn't start you can listen to the entire album here.

A-Lex will be released via SPV Records on the following dates:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Brazil: January 23
UK, Scandinavia, rest of Europe: January 26
USA, Canada: January 27


Band profile: Sepultura
Posted: 17.01.2009 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (17)