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Dimmu Borgir: Mystery Announcement Coming On Tuesday?

2010-07-05T10:16:51.670-07:00

A countdown has been launched on DIMMU BORGIR's MySpace page to what is apparently a mystery announcement that will be made on Tuesday, July 6 at 2:00 a.m. EST.

As previously reported, DIMMU BORGIR will launch the first leg of its "Darkness Reborn World Tour" by supporting KORN in Europe in September.

DIMMU BORGIR recently announced its collaboration with Norwegian composer and Berklee College of Music summa cum laude alumnus Gaute Storaas, the 51-member KORK (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra) and the 38-member Schola Cantorum Choir for the band's new album.

To date, over 101 musicians have lent their talents to the making of the CD.

DIMMU BORGIR's ninth studio album will be released in Germany on October 1, in the rest of Europe on October 4, and in North America on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Earlier in the year, guitarist Silenoz told U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2007's "Il Sorte Diaboli", "The words that come to mind, if we should even try and attempt at describing [the new material] at this point, would be something like: grand, huge, epic and primal," he said. "It has this eerie and haunting feel to it. Atmosphere and ambience!

He continued, "It's hard to say anything distinct or speak objectively about the new material when you're in the middle of the writing process — we're too close to it at this stage — but we'd be lying if we said it's not good. We're very confident in the new material and we believe it'll raise a few eyebrows. We might even have to trim our own!"

Regarding why the wait between albums seems to be getting longer for DIMMU BORGIR, Silenoz said, "Because we want the next album to be a better and stronger one. We're more critical of each process and we take the time it needs. Quality is, at the end of the day, in the eye of the beholder, but once we start rushing things, like trying to write music while on tour to speed things up — forget about it. We've tried it before and it didn't work. We focus 110 percent on one thing at a time. Plus, if we'd release an album every year, where would the expectation be? Where would the excitement be?"



Hatesphere Announces New Singer

2010-06-30T08:14:36.978-07:00

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Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have recruited Esben "Esse" Hansen of AS WE FIGHT as the group's new vocalist. In addition, the band has parted ways with bassist Mixen Lindberg and has temporarily replaced him with returning HATESPHERE member Mikael Ehlert (who will remain with the group until the end of 2010).

Commented Esben "Esse" Hansen: "It didn't take me much time to decide that I wanted to be the new singer of HATESPHERE. Besides making some of the best metal music on Danish soil, HATESPHERE is one of the coziest bands in Denmark. And I'm very excited to be a permanent part of it all. Looking forward to screaming my lungs out for you on stage!"

Added guitarist Peter "Pepe" Lyse Hansen: "After having searched up and down and in between, we're honored to present Esse as new frontman in HATESPHERE. He's got the qualities that we have been looking for but which have shown very hard to find. He's got a brutal varied voice that will be a pleasure to hear in HATESPHERE. He's got the necessary experience you will only get by playing tons of shows in front of big and small crowds. He knows what he is getting into — and last but not least, he's a great guy! Welcome to HATESPHERE — we look forward to kicking major ass!"

HATESPHERE will take part in a six-week North American tour in September-November alongside headliners NEVERMORE and WARBRINGER and MUTINY WITHIN.

HATESPHERE's latest album, "To The Nines" entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 36. The CD was recorded over a nine-day period at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST).



Behemoth: 'Alas The Lord Is Upon Me' Video Trailer Available

2010-06-30T08:13:00.096-07:00

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH recently shot a video for the song "Alas The Lord Is Upon Me", taken from the band's latest album, "Evangelion". The clip was produced and directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz and Grupa 13, which previously helmed BEHEMOTH's videos for "Ov Fire And The Void" and "At The Left Hand Ov God".A trailer for the "Alas The Lord Is Upon Me" video can be viewed below.Commented BEHEMOTH guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski: "First of all, we've overcome ourselves with this new video clip. Period. It's something we've wanted to do for a very long time. Pretty much no digital intervention, no blue boxes, no fake shit this time, but great filming, good acting, and a fuckin' awesome storyline. It's disturbing, crazy, and evil. We've had over 70 people working for us on this video so we can easily say it was the biggest production so far. We are beyond excited! Wait and see…"The director of the video, Dariusz Szermanowicz, commented: "This time we decided to make something different. We'd like to make a video in 'cinematic' style without so many VFX like in last two videos. We found a great location, we had dozen of actors and extras and awesome stylizing. 16 hours of hard work resulted with best video we've ever made!"Check out photo stills from the new video below.In other news, Metal Blade Records will release BEHEMOTH's early EPs, "Conjuration" and "Slaves Shall Serve", this fall as a double-disc set for North America. The same release will be out in Europe on Peaceville Records. BEHEMOTH was honored in the "Album Of The Year (Heavy Metal)" category at this year's Fryderyk Awards, Poland's most prestigious music award ceremony. Awards were presented in over 20 pop, classical and jazz categories at the event, which was held on April 19 in Warsaw, Poland.Commented Darski: "There are different priorities we care about and hunt for and awards is the last on this list, I can assure you. However, we are happy that someone noticed our hard work and determination and this award is proof that [BEHEMOTH's latest studio album] 'Evangelion' definitely made a statement! We couldn't be more proud of this record. Thank you for voting."The Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry (ZPAV), comprised of nearly 800 performing artists, record industry professionals, and music journalists, acts as the jury for the Fryderyk Awards. It was founded in December 1999 at the initiative of ZPAV members to honor artists nominated to the Fryderyk Awards.BEHEMOTH was nominated in five categories at this year's Fryderyk Awards:* Production Of The Year * Best Album Artwork * Album Of The Year (Heavy Metal) * Band Of The Year * Video Of The Year ("Ov Fire And The Void")Full "Album Of The Year (Heavy Metal)" nominees were as follows:* AMETRIA - Nowy dzien* BEHEMOTH - Evangelion* HUNTER - Hellwood* TURBO - Straznik swiatla* VADER - NecropolisTrailer:Behind the scenes:Captures:Image1 Image2 Image3Image4 Image5 Image6 Image7 Image8 Image9 [...]



Soilwork Streaming New Song From Upcoming Album "The Panic Broadcast"

2010-06-29T08:21:46.213-07:00

Sweden's melodic metallers Soilwork are currently streaming a track from their upcoming album "The Panic Broadcast" via their myspace page. The song is titled titled "Delieverance is Mine."

"The Panic Broadcast" is scheduled for release on July 13th, 2010 in North America and July 2nd in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records.



Hatebreed Announces Canadian Tour Dates With Straight Line Stitch

2010-06-29T08:20:27.619-07:00

Long running hardcore act Hatebreed have just announced a series of concerts set to take place throughtout eastern Canada. Support on the tour will come from label mates Straight Line Stitch. The tour will also mark the band's first appearances in the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Canadian tour dates:
September 6 — The Blind Dog — Windsor, Ont.
September 7 — The Music Hall — London, Ont.
September 8 — Phoenix Concert Theatre — Toronto, Ont.
September 9 — Club Soda — Montreal, Que.
September 10 — The New Capital Music Hall — Ottawa, Ont.
September 11 — Illot Fleurie Park — Quebec City, Que.
September 13 — Oxygen Nightclub — Moncton, N.B.
September 14 — The Cunard Centre — Halifax, N.S.



Behemoth Frontman Nergal's Blasphemy Case Dismissed

2010-06-29T08:19:30.091-07:00

The District Court for Gdynia has dismissed the investigation against Behemoth frontman Adam Darski (pseudonym/nickname Nergal) accused of an offence against religious feelings (sec. 196 of polish Criminal Code). The case was filed against Darski after a tore up a bible on stage at a Behemoth concert in September 2007.

During the preparatory proceedings the defender filled the application, which was entirely accepted by the Court. The defendant’s behaviour wasn’t recognised as a crime. Moreover the Court acknowledged no causal connection/cause-and-effect relationship between Adam Darski’s behaviour and the consequence in a form of outrage of religious emotions.



Trailer Park Massacre Offering Demo As Free Download

2010-06-29T08:22:35.766-07:00

Swiss deathcore act Trailer Park Massacre has issued the following announcement about offering the band's 2010 demo as a free download:

"Hi peeps! Our three-track demo is now out and available for free! Just steal it and spread it if you like it so we can get some gigs! We also hope you guys will share your impressions with us and, of course, tell us what's your favorite song, so we can play it live!

"The demo has been recorded and mastered at Conatus Studios with Vladimir Cochet, thank you for such a great job! The other great news is that we found our new guitarist! His name is Fabio and he's currently working really hard on our tunes to get prepared for shows! Stay hard! (in your mind, not your pants)"



Shadows Fall To Release 'Madness In Manila' DVD

2010-06-27T09:59:26.032-07:00

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Massachusetts metallers SHADOWS FALL will release a new concert DVD, "Madness In Manila: Shadows Fall Live In The Philippines 2009", on August 24 via Everblack Industries/Ferret Music. The disc will include footage that was shot on April 30, 2009 at the Pulp Summer Slam in Manila, Philippines.

SHADOWS FALL's "Bark At The Moon" cover was featured on the deluxe version of the band's latest album, "Retribution", which came out on September 15, 2009. The deluxe CD also included bonus covers of NUCLEAR ASSAULT's "Critical Mass" and CRO-MAGS' "Age Of Quarrel", along with a companion DVD, featuring making-of-the-album footage, live material, lessons, interviews and more.

"Retribution" sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released via Everblack Industries, the label SHADOWS FALL created in conjunction with Warner Music Group's ILG, Ferret Music and ChannelZERO Entertainment.

"Retribution" was produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (HATEBREED, MUNICIPAL WASTE), with vocal production by Elvis Baskette (INCUBUS, ALTER BRIDGE). The cover artwork was created by Sons of Nero (UNEARTH, EVERY TIME I DIE, BRING ME THE HORIZON).



Kittie Posts New Music Video For "Cut Throat" Online

2009-09-06T17:03:27.389-07:00

Kittie has posted the music video online for their song "Cut Throat," which is from the upcoming album "In The Black." The video clip can be viewed below. "In The Black" is scheduled for a September 15th release date.

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Acheron Posts Video Blog Commenting On Upcoming Album "The Final Conflict: Last Days Of God"

2009-09-06T17:02:18.156-07:00

Vincent Crowley of Ohio metallers Acheron has posted a video clip online discussing the band's upcoming album "The Final Conflict: Last Days of God," which will be released through Displeased Records. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Ex-DIMMU BORGIR Bassist/Vocalist VORTEX Says MUSTIS Was Band's 'True Creative Force'

2009-09-01T16:07:17.108-07:00

ICS Vortex (real name: Simen Hestnæs), the former bassist/clean vocalist for the Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR, has released the following statement regarding his departure from the group:

"I've really enjoyed the ride; the DIMMU years have been awesome. I look forward to concentrating fully on my own project now, and the opening possibility to resurrect a band or three.

"A special thanks to all the crazy and lovely people I have met on the road with DIMMU over the years, for the support from so many of you, and for the continuing interest in my musical projects. I will always treasure the albums and the brotherhood as it was before the cabin-fever music industry and greed went METALLICA on our asses.

"My support goes to Mustis [former DIMMU BORGIR keyboardist; real name: Øyvind Mustaparta], the true creative force in DIMMU for the last ten years, and his rightful legal chase."

Simen will meet his LAMENTED SOULS bandmates in mid-September to plan a new release and a few gigs in Norway. He is also planning to get together with the rest of ARCTURUS to discuss the group's future and a possible reunion.

The remaining members of DIMMU BORGIR issued a statement on Monday (August 31) confirming Vortex's and Mustis' departures from the group. The statement also downplayed the impact the lineup changes will have on the sound of DIMMU BORGIR next album, insisting that "the creative force in the band is highly intact, perhaps even more so than ever."

Mustis issued a statement on Sunday (August 30) claiming that his dismissal from DIMMU BORGIR was caused by his efforts to "address the fact that many songs written by me had not been registered properly under my name in their credits. Without naming every single track, let us just say that a good majority of albums like 'Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia' and 'In Sorte Diaboli' would have been vastly different had I not composed and created as much as I actually did," he said. "Sadly, based on terrible gaps in the communication process and a failure to find logical rationale for why this had been done this way found me hitting wall after wall as opposed to finding a professional and reasonable solution to the problem. My inquiries and investigation into the issues which I wished to resolve and move on from would in the end find me being fired from the group. No discussions about it, just 'goodbye' (via text message)."

Last year's "Blackest Of The Black" tour with DANZIG helped support DIMMU's latest DVD titled "The Invaluable Darkness", which debuted at No. 5 on the Top Music Videos chart in mid-October. It was also the band's last North American tour promoting their eighth studio album, "In Sorte Diaboli", which debuted on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart at No. 2, and on The Billboard 200 chart at No. 43.



Dimmu Borgir Splits With Bassist Vortex And Keyboardist Mustis

2009-08-31T12:21:00.812-07:00

Norwegian black metal group Dimmu Borgir has announced that they have parted ways with their bassist, Vortex, and their keyboard player, Mustis. A message from the band reads as follows:

"We regret to inform you that we have parted ways with both (bassist) Vortex and (keyboardist) Mustis. However, we do want to make it perfectly clear that the creative force in the band is highly intact, perhaps even more so than ever. With that being said, we're currently working on our next album and are excited to start a new chapter in the legacy that is Dimmu Borgir."




Dark Funeral: New Album Title Announced

2009-08-31T12:21:58.027-07:00

(image) Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have set "Angelus Exuro pro Eternus" as the title of their new album, tentatively due on November 18. Guitarist Lord Ahriman states, "Peter Tägtgren [HYPOCRISY, PAIN] is currently mixing our new album at his Abyss Studios [in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden]. Once we have approved the final mix, Jonas Kjellgren [SCAR SYMMETRY] will be mastering it."

He adds, "By listening to the rough mix, the final production will kill totally, no doubt! Can't wait to blast the final result in the stereo!

"We decided to go for a bit rawer sound this time, and not as crystal clear and perhaps polished as our last album ('Attera Totus Sanctus'), but no worries. The production still holds the high quality that you would come to expect from us. We haven't done 'a METALLICA,' so to say!"

DARK FUNERAL shot a video for one of the new tracks, "My Funeral", over the August 21-23 weekend at the Abyss Studios. Lord Ahriman says, "The video was shot in and outside an old and closed mental hospital. The environment was just killer. And besides, it suited the video theme perfect!

"The video is currently under editing by Standard Film Team. And within the next two-three weeks it should be ready for world premiere. However, due to the graphic violence and somewhat gory nature of the video, I would assume that we will be forced to edit two versions, one soft and one hard core version. Exactly how and where we'll release them is yet to be decided though."

Check out photos from the video shoot at this location.

DARK FUNERAL released "Attera Orbis Terrarum - Part II", the second DVD recorded during the band's world tour in support of the "Attera Totus Sanctus" album, on October 20, 2008.

Released in 2005, DARK FUNERAL's latest album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", was recorded and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, IN FLAMES, BEHEMOTH) and Örjan Örnkloo at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden. Mastering duties were handled by Tomas Eberger at the Cutting Room in Stockholm, Sweden. The album features a guest appearance by former MESHUGGAH bassist Gustaf Hielm.

Video footage of DARK FUNERAL performing at this year's edition of the Party.San Open Air festival — which was held August 6-8, 2009 in Bad Berka, Germany — can be viewed at this location. One of the clips can be viewed below.

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Atreyu: Performance Footage Of New Song Available

2009-08-27T08:05:57.001-07:00

Fan-filmed video footage of ATREYU performing a brand new song, "Bleeding Is A Luxury", at the Epicenter festival on Saturday, August 22 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California can be viewed below. The track comes off the Orange County rock act's follow-up to 2007's acclaimed "Lead Sails Paper Anchor", which is scheduled for release on October 27.

Entitled "Congregation of the Damned", ATREYU's new album was produced by Bob Marlette (AIRBOURNE, OZZY OSBOURNE) and was mixed by Rich Costey (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE). A fall co-headlining tour with HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD is set to kick off on October 16 at The Pavilion in Lubbock, Texas.

While "Congregation of the Damned" addresses some dark, troubling subject matter, creating the album was far from a struggle. The band starting writing new material in January 2009 and by the time they entered Henson Studios in Los Angeles with producer Bob Marlette, they had 25 new songs.

ATREYU will remain on the road throughout most of 2010.

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Marduk: New Song Available For Streaming

2009-08-27T08:04:07.745-07:00

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"Phosphorous Redeemer", a brand new song from Swedish black metallers MARDUK, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's eleventh album, "Wormwood", which will be released in the U.S. on October 13 via Regain Records (September 24 in Europe). The CD was recorded at Endarker Studios in Norrköping, Sweden with engineer/producer Magnus Devo Andersson.

"Wormwood" track listing:

01. Nowhere, No-One, Nothing
02. Funeral Dawn
03. This Fleshly Void
04. Unclosing The Curse
05. Into Utter Madness
06. Phosphorous Redeemer
07. To Redirect Perdition
08. Whorecrown
09. Chorus Of Cracking Necks
10. As A Garment

Check out photos from the "Wormwood" recording sessions at this location.

Following three very special U.S. appearances earlier this month in Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York (effectively breaking their streak of visa issues), MARDUK will return for a full North American headlining tour this November. The band will be joined by NACHTMYSTIUM, MANTIC RITUAL, MERRIMACK and BLACK ANVIL (on select dates).

Dubbed U.S. Plague Tour 2009, the trek will kick off on November 20 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts and run through 21 more dates before coming to a close in New York City on December 16 at the Gramercy Theater, where the band recently played to an overwhelming crowd response.

MARDUK's last CD, "Rom 5:12", was released in North America in May 2007 via Regain/Koch.

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Tesla Prepping Two Live Albums

2009-08-27T08:02:00.681-07:00

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon has told Noisecreep that the band is planning a pair of CDs to celebrate live performances throughout Europe last summer and the U.S. this fall. "We're doing two live albums," he said. "The first one is strictly for Europe; it may be available as an import [to America]. We are going to do a second one. It's going to be for America next year."

"Our record company's [Frontiers] in Italy," Hannon added. "They're really good to us, and we're going to give them the first crack at it. It'll eventually be available over here."

"We're working on mixing the live album," Hannon said. "We just got done touring in Europe for five weeks this summer. We recorded every show and we just got done sorting through it. Now we're mixing it to make a live album in Europe. We have to divide our time. I'm kind of learning that as I get older. You have to set aside time for certain things in order to stay focused. You go, 'OK, this time I'm only doing this.' 'This time I'm only doing that.' Right now, this one time, we're not writing songs as a group but we are mixing some live material.

"We're gonna do the same thing in October. We're going to record the Michigan show [at Clarkston's DTE Energy Music Theatre on Sept. 5]. We're pretty much going to record every show on the tour. We have a recorder set up in our mixing console."

Read the entire article from Noisecreep.

Fan-filmed video footage of TESLA's July 8, 2009 concert in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "eblinternational").

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Belphegor: New Song Posted Online

2009-08-24T19:53:03.849-07:00

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"Walpurgis Rites", a brand new song from the Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's eighth full-length studio album, "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn", which is scheduled for release on October 9 in Europe and October 20 in North American via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Bondage Goat Zombie" was recorded at Andy Classen's (LEGION OF THE DAMNED, DEW-SCENTED, NEAERA, ASPHYX) Stage One Studios in Kassel, Germany.

"Walpurgis Rites Hexenwahn" track listing:

01. Walpurgis Rites
02. Veneratio Diaboli - I Am Sin
03. Hail The New Flesh
04. Reichswehr In Blood
05. The Crosses Made Of Bone
06. Der Geistertreiber
07. Destroyer Hekate
08. Enthralled Toxic Sabbath
09. Hexenwahn - Totenkult

Check out the cover artwork below.

The digipack version will include the video for the track "Der Geistertreiber" as well as making-of material.

Commented frontman Helmuth: "With these nine compositions/arrangements, we continue to piss on the damn mainstream. It's BELPHEGOR to the highest; the hymns are extremely varied, more intense and epic than ever, [and] there are new elements and structures added. Also, we used some haunting samples here and there, to give the album a cold and ritualistic feel."

He continued, "On 'Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn', you will hear my most fucked up vocals to date; also the lyrical content is offensive and insane. The witch/devil concept is amazing to work with and we used alot of original chants/ incantations from archaic scripts."

BELPHEGOR has tapped Brazilian artist Marcelo Hvc to handle the graphics for the new album.

Added Serpenth: "The idea is to capture the okkultic orgiastic processions from the Broken Mountain, the Walpurgis night in the images."

Check out photos from the recording sessions at this location.

"Bondage Goat Zombie" entered the Austrian album chart at position No. 42 upon its release in early 2008. The CD also landed on the German chart at No. 81.



Ensiferum Streaming New Album "From Afar" Sample Online

2009-08-24T19:27:39.589-07:00

Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum have posted a sample online of the track "Smoking Ruins," which is off their upcoming album "From Afar." The sample can be heard at the band's MySpace page.

The track listing for "From Afar" will be as follows:

1. By The Dividing Stream
2. From Afar
3. Twilight Tavern
4. Heathen Throne
5. Elusive Reaches
6. Stone Cold Metal
7. Smoking Ruins
8. Tumman Virran Taa
9. The Longest Journey (Heathen Throne Part II)
10. Vandraren (limited-edition bonus track; NORDMAN cover)




Former Gorgoroth Vocalist Gaahl Retires From Music, God Seed Put On Hold

2009-08-24T11:26:22.052-07:00

Gaahl, former vocalist with Gorgoroth and most recently with God Seed, has decided to retire from the music scene. God Seed bass player King Ov Hell has stated that he is "freezing" the band at the moment as a result of Gaahl's decision. The future of the bands debut album remains uncertain at this point. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.



Behemoth's New Album "Evangelion" Hits #1 In Poland

2009-08-22T08:48:07.342-07:00

Behemoth has issued the following announcement about their latest album "Evangelion" hitting #1 in Poland:

"We are proud to announce that the newest Behemoth album, 'Evangelion' is the best selling record in Poland! It got the first spot on the best selling records in Poland charts - OLIS. 'Evangelion' had its premiere on August 7th in Poland (Mystic Prod.), August the 9th in Europe (Nuclear Blast Records) and on August 11th in the USA (Metal Blade Records)."




The Black Dahlia Murder Announces Headlining Tour Dates

2009-08-21T09:15:15.104-07:00

Fresh off the Rockstar Mayhem Festival and leading up to their new release, "Deflorate," out September 15th, The Black Dahlia Murder are ready to get back out on the road with direct support slots locked down with Slipknot (8/23 - 9/05) and with Children of Bodom (9/18 - 10/12). Once The Black Dahlia Murder finishes up their run of dates with Bodom they will hit the road for their first headline run in concurrence with the release of "Deflorate," the Michigan metaler's 4th full-length studio album. For their headline run the band will be taking out Skeletonwitch, Toxic Holocaust, and Trap Them on a month long trek across the US. "On the behalf of my mates in The Black Dahlia Murder, we are fucking pumped to hit the road with Skeletonwitch, Toxic Holocaust, and Trap Them. We have forged this alliance in the name of Satan, hand picking the best bands possible to bring you the most stage dive worthy tour of the fall. Circle up!" comments vocalist Trevor Strnad. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: Tour w/ Slipknot08/23 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center08/24 Spokane, WA The Big Dipper not part of tour08/25 Great Falls, MT Four Seasons Arena08/26 Billings, MT MetraPark Arena08/27 Pocatello, ID Icon not part of tour08/28 Boise, ID Qwest Arena08/29 Salt Lake City, UT The "E" Center Of West Valley08/31 Colorado Springs, CO World Arena & Ice Hall09/01 Casper, WY Casper Event Center Arena09/02 Sioux Falls, SD Nutty's North not part of tour09/03 Fargo, ND Fargodome09/04 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center09/05 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom Tour w/ Children of Bodom, Skeletonwitch09/18 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel09/19 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom09/20 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights09/22 Quebec City, QC Theatre Capitole09/23 Montreal, QC Metropolis09/25 Kitchener, ON Elements Night Club09/26 Toronto, ON Sound Academy09/27 Chicago, IL House Of Blues09/28 Minneapolis, MN Epic09/30 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick Centre10/01 Saskatoon, SK Odeon Events Centre10/02 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Ballroom10/03 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Centre10/05 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom10/06 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market10/07 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre10/09 San Francisco, CA Regency Center w/ Austrian Death Machine10/10 Pomona, CA The Glass House10/12 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre w/ Austrian Death Machine Tour w/ Skeletonwitch, Toxic Holocaust, Trap Them10/13 San Diego, CA Soma10/14 Victorville, CA Karma10/15 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brewing Co10/17 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk no Toxic Holocaust10/19 Murray, UT Murray Theater10/20 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep10/22 Iowa City, IA Picador10/24 Madison, WI Orpheum Stage Door10/25 Columbus, OH The Basement10/26 Evansville, IN Boney Junes10/27 Nashville, TN Rocketown10/29 Metairie, LA The High Ground10/30 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits10/31 Augusta, GA Sector 7G11/01 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox Laundrolounge11/02 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar11/03 Farmingdale, NY The Crazy Donkey11/04 Hartford, CT Webster Underground11/06 Cleveland, OH Peabody's Down Under11/07 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection11/08 Louisville, KY Uncle Pleasants11/10 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon11/11 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place11/12 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance11/13 Bucksport, ME The Kave[...]



Hatebreed Reveals New Album, "Hatebreed," Details

2009-08-21T09:08:45.755-07:00

Connecticut metalcore band HATEBREED are set to release its new self-titled album, "HATEBREED," on September 29th. The album will be available as a CD, digital download, vinyl and special edition with a bonus 65-minute DVD.

The album tracklisting for "HATEBREED" is set to include the following tracks:

01. Become The Fuse
02. Not My Master
03. Between Hell And A Heartbeat
04. In Ashes They Shall Reap
05. Hands Of A Dying Man
06. Everyone Bleeds Now
07. No Halos For The Heartless
08. Through The Thorns
09. Every Lasting Scar
10. As Damaged As Me
11. Words Became Untruth
12. Undiminished
13. Merciless Tide
14. Pollution Of The Soul
15. Escape (New Diehard Edit)

Front-man Jamey Jasta comments, “This is our fifth studio album and it’s a monster! We’ve survived some pretty rough times and the music shows it. There was no reason to change the recipe that our fans know and love but we added a few brutal new ingredients and we’re more than amped on the results. Violence is a given!”
Jasta elaborates, “I feel this new album is a true crossover record in the sense that our metal and hardcore roots are evenly represented throughout it. There’s still the fast East Coast tuned down Hardcore that people know and love, yet there are metal influences that shine through on almost every song. The speed is there, which we even kicked up a few notches on some of the songs, but the groove and slower tempos are represented. On Hatebreed, there is a violent mix of straight forward anthem headbangers, fast thrashers and brutal breakdown after breakdown. There’s something for everyone.”

The announcement of the band’s new album is also part of E1’s continuing / expanding relationship with the group after its initial first 2 releases together, including the #1 charting Billboard DVD LIVE DOMINANCE and the recently released covers album, FOR THE LIONS.

The new album was once again produced by Zeuss and will feature the return of original guitar player Wayne Lozinak (who recently replaced departed guitarist Sean Martin) alongside core members Chris Beattie (bass), Matt Byrne (drums), Frank Novinec (guitar) and singer Jamey Jasta.




Every Time I Die Streaming New Song "Wanderlust" Online

2009-08-19T05:54:28.548-07:00

Every Time I Die has issued the following update about streaming a new song online:

"We've uploaded 'Wanderlust' from our upcoming album 'New Junk Aesthetic' to our profile. Click here to listen! New Junk Aesthetic in stores September 15th."




Dark Funeral Guitarist Lord Ahriman Posts New Album Update

2009-08-17T15:38:09.584-07:00

Swedish black metal outfit Dark Funeral are currently in the studio recording their new album, which remains untitled at the moment. Guitarist Lord Ahriman has posted the following album update for the bands fans:

"It’s been a really tuff and hectic schedule for us during the past couple of weeks, but I shall not complain. It actually feels amazingly good to be super busy again with the band, and especially spending time in the studio recording a new album.

"On the weekends we have played festivals around Europe. It’s been a blast indeed! And on the weekdays we have, and are still, located at the Abyss Studio, recording what surly will become yet another masterpiece, no doubt!

"I must admit that while I/we have been writing for this album my personal impression has been that the material is somewhat slower, not as technical etc., compared to our previous albums. And I actually thought it would become like a 50/50 split with fast and non blastbeat songs. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

"Bpm-wise we have, in all honestly, toned it down a bit compared to it precursor, but now, when all the music is recorded, my impressions have changed drastically. This is for sure our most intense and technical album to date. It is also our most varied album. And each song surly offers its own unique and personal touch.

"Dominator, our new drummer, offers the most amazing drum-work ever on a Dark Funeral record. And whether you like our kind of music or not, I’m absolutely sure that you will be totally stunned when you hear what this beast can, and do behind the kit.

"Now, how about hooking up Mr. Dominator with some drum endorsement?

"Tama Drums have been kind enough to endorse him and us during the studio session, and it’s of course highly appreciated. But this guy surly deserves full drum endorsements without a doubt! Let the bidding war begin...

"At this very moment E.M Caligula is working on the vocals. Unfortunately I can’t tell much about that just yet, but for what I know he will put on his best and most varied vocal performance ever. And I’m as curious as all of you to hear the final result. I’m however totally confident that he’ll blow us all away!

"More news to come."




Megadeth Posts New Song, "1,320" Online

2009-08-17T15:37:18.497-07:00

American thrash metal legends Megadeth has posted another new song from their forthcoming new studio album, "Endgame" online. You can check out the song, "1,320" online by heading to the official Roadrunner Records website. The album will be released through Roadrunner Records on September 15th. The band recently shot a music video for the song, "Headcrusher" which will be released soon.