July 2006 News: Part 2
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New DISILLUSION album out on October 20th/23rd, 2006!
After 15 months of hard work at Salvation Recording - and therefore silence
towards the outside world - first details about the new album by the exceptional
Leipzig-based metal band DISILLUSION are becoming available.
During this time, the band had to defend the evolution of its very
own sound through heated controversies, getting rid of stylistic boundaries and
taboos left and right.
The end result is eleven unusual songs full
of self-confidence. Heavy, grooving, cheerful, martial, demanding and danceable,
all at the same time.
Despite the morbid cynicism resulting from
the clearly modern sound of the new tracks, the euphoric and human components of
DISILLUSION are still omnipresent.
So album number 2 won't be a
gutless safety copy of the successful predecessor "Back To Times Of Splendor" -
although there are some strong parallels:
The new album promises an equally orgiastic listening experience
and has got the potential to cause quite a stir within the metal scene and
The recording of the album should be finished in July, and
the record will be mastered in August by one of the big names in the business.
Titles of the songs and the album are still open - "there's too much that is
still undescribable for ourselves" (Schmidt).
The album will be
released on October 20th/23rd, 2006 via Metal Blade Records.
Schmidt - vox, guit
Maluschka - drums
Barthel – guit
Brand new Insomnium video premieres at My Space!!
Candlelight Records today confirms September 18th as the UK release date for
Above The Weeping World, the new album from Finland's Insominium.
Now available for viewing, the label has uploaded the band's new
video for album track "Mortal Share" - bring your browser to
Recording at renowned Fantom and Finnvox Studios, Above The Weeping World
contains Insomnium's skilled melodic death metal, stunningly heavier with even
further dynamic and melodic variety than that of their previous efforts.
"This is by far the best Insomnium album", says vocalist/bassist Niilo Sevänen.
"It is the first time we feel we really succeeded in the studio. We have nine
great tracks on the album. As a band we are very happy with the end result."
For the past three years, Finland's Insomnium have quietly founded a strong
sales history and supportive fanbase.
Their two recordings, In The Halls Of Awaiting and Since The Day All Came Down,
represent mere glimpses into the potential of this still very young band.
Formed in 1997, the band recorded two demos before signing with
Metal Hammer says, "Insomnium are captivating from start to
finish." Kerrang add, "Insomnium have grown into something truly remarkable."
The confirmed track listing for Above The Weeping World is:
The Gale, Mortal Share, Drawn To Black, Change Of Heart, At The Gates Of Sleep,
The Killjoy, Last Statement, Devoid Of Caring, In The Groves Of Death
COMITY- Art metallers release debut on Candlelight!!
Imagine Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge & Neurosis all rolled into a ball of
melody and calm, and you're probably half way to understanding what Comity are
Chaotic and technical structures collide with atmospheric and
oppressive feelings of frustration creating the basis of the band's music and
artistic approach. This is their own unique vision of music.
Already having aroused curiosity from the international press and public, Comity
have continued to push the limits, to an extent where its music has become an
unorthodox but innovative downward spiral of self inflicting emotional chaos.
"French metalcore can be fierce. But this is a whole new ball game." Terrorizer
CROWBAR - Long deleted Sludgecore classic receives timely
re-issue on Candlelight!
Crowbar's 1996 album finally sees
re-issue on Candlelight. With an album line-up featuring Jimmy Bower (Down,
EyeHateGod etc) and Sammy Pierre Duet (Acid Bath, Goatwhore) it has been
described as one of their defining releases.
FURZE - Candlelight Records sign Norwegian Black Metal band Furze!!
Norwegian Black Metal band Furze is The Reaper's expression in the Music World.
This music produced its physical debut EP in 2000 and the debut
album Trident Autocrat in October the same year. That album and the Necromanzee
Cogent (2003) album, which is the start of this band, will both be re-released
on Candlelight at the same time, finally making it available via real
distribution channels, in 2006.
"As well as being the main
instrumentalist in Furze, Woe J Reaper, is also in charge of the lyrics. On the
new album UTD he has company in the form of: Mr. De-C on session drums for 'Goatbreath'
(the album's oldest lyrics, from Oct '97) and drums by the mighty Frost on two
of the other album tracks.
Ada has written (but not arranged) and recorded a guitar intro for
one of the tracks. Furze experienced severe line up problems in the old days but
The Reaper has been more than able to work efficiently and productively with
these recent drummers to maintain the unmistakable Furze style.
An enormous lust for the result Furze achieves and the will to
keep working and not only talking (and then quitting) is the only way Furze have
let others other than The Reaper convey his 'Furzement' through the years.
Certain personal limitations for what's envisioned for certain
parts in certain songs make us search for external musicians we need in order to
reach the highest and only goal: The Song-Vision to be completed. I could NOT
have recorded the drums on the 3 mentioned tracks from UTD as a whole, but I did
write a lot of what they performed there, and this was then followed up by the
artists themselves. UTD is without doubt the strongest Furze album so far!"
The upcoming album UTD shows great development and is out on Candlelight Records
To-Mera release debut album on
To-Mera break through the starting gate with Transcendental, an impressive debut
collection of dark, progressive metal exceptionally written and performed by
this English/Hungarian collective.
Featuring vocalist/lyricist Julie Kiss (ex-Without Face) and
bassist Lee Barrett (ex-Extreme Noise Terror/Disgust), the band with over 25,000
enlistees in less than a year to their official My Space page, have a rising
profile and genuine interest from curious music fans world-over.
The recording of Transcendental in May of this year found the band
splitting studio time between the two countries that serve as the various
members home base. With up-and-coming French producer Brett Caldas-Lima (Kalisia,
Fairlight) the album is eagerly anticipated by those who came across the band's
riveting 2004 demo (later receiving "Demo of the Month" honors from England's
Zero Tolerance Magazine).
Transcendental is an ambitious, epic, and
forward-thinking metal gem that will appeal to a wide array of music lovers.
Fans of Nightwish, Opeth, Nevermore, Symphony X, Meshuggah and Pain of Salvation
and more pay mindful attention.
Starkweather recording in over five years!
Philadelphia's Starkweather are still an untapped band for the masses yet they
have been cited as influence to many of today's top selling metal/hardcore
bands. Metal Maniacs says on an early listen to Croatoan, their long awaited new
album, "rare is a band who personify, quite accurately, agony and despair
through tranquil yet devouring movements. One of underground metal's soon-to-be
classica, all hail Starkweather!"
Produced by Pierre Remillard (Cryptopsy),
and featuring artwork by renowned artist Paul Romano (Mastodon, Earth, Godflesh),
Croatoan is the result of years of meticulous work.
in every regard, Starkweather have nurtured the album (as they have their entire
career) in their own way. And through it all, the band as always deliver a
quality recording, a memorable performance and a charisma that is all their own.
Axiom is an addictive mixture of
mathematical patterns with the brilliantly subtle implementation of acoustic
guitars that strongly add to clarity in sound and the sense of threat and
disaster. Ansur combine fast parts with slower parts but complex and eerie ones
that are especially stirring when things get twitchy.
song like "Interloper" is like a battlefield where those musical stabs-of-pain
are divided among harmony and dissonance.
Axiom is an intense and
intriguing record. If Ansur try and maintain this newfound course without
falling into the pitfall of bombast, their future certainly won't look as grim
as the world of Axiom. Having noticed this, it's almost unbelievable that the
members from Ansur are all still aged below 20 when hearing what they're capable
It difficult to place in one particular genre, since their
music shows inspirations from a whole bunch of genres and bands. The overall
sound is very cold and almost industrial, and the riff-work draws my minds to
both newer Satyricon and Thorns, as well as newer Dødheimsgard or Emperor in
general. However, the rhythm section tends to drift off into far stranger areas,
and some parts almost fall into the technical and progressive metal-category.
3 announce UK dates
3, the Woodstock, NY-based
five piece have been confirmed to join ATREYU and 36 CRAZYFISTS for their four
UK shows in September 2006.
Signed by Metal Blade in 2005 they
released their latest album ‘Wake Pig’ to critical acclaim earlier this year
Atreyu + 36Crazyfists + Chiodos + 3
15th – London Brixton Academy
16th – Glasgow Barrowlands
17th – Nottingham Rock City
18th – Manchester Academy
album details revealed – video premieres at Myspace
Candlelight Records today confirms September 18th as the European release date
for Above the Weeping World, the new album from Finland's Insominium.
Now available for viewing, the label has uploaded the band's new
video for album track "Mortal Share;" bring your browser to
Recording at renowned
Fantom and Finnvox Studios, Above the Weeping World contains Insomnium’s skilled
melodic death metal, stunningly heavier with even further dynamic and melodic
variety than that of their previous efforts.
“This is by far the best Insomnium album”, says vocalist/bassist
Niilo Sevänen. “It is the first time we feel we really succeeded in studio. We
have nine great tracks on the album. As a band we are very happy with the end
For the past three years, Finland’s Insomnium have
quietly founded a strong sales history and supportive fanbase. Their two
recordings, In the Halls of Awaiting and Since the Day All Came Down, represent
mere glimpses into the potential of this still very young band.
Formed in 1997, the band recorded two demos before signing with
England’s Candlelight Records (home to Opeth’s original trilogy of records).
Metal Hammer says, “Insomnium are captivating from start to finish."
Kerrang add, “Insomnium have grown into something truly
Confirmed track listing for “Above the Weeping World”
1. The Gale
2. Mortal Share
3. Drawn to Black
4. Change of Heart
5. At the Gates of Sleep
6. The Killjoy
7. Last Statement
8. Devoid of Caring
9. In the Groves of Death
Catch the band live at the following shows.
30.9 Bloodstock Festival, Derby, UK
13.10 Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
14.10 Dynamo, Eindhoven, Netherlands
INSOMNIUM - Above the Weeping
World out 18/09/06
Wolverine to support melodic Progressive rockers Anathema in Uk
Swedish progressive, melodic metallers Wolverine release their third studio
album on Candlelight!
Wolverine are back and, strengthened by the
new partnership with Candlelight Records, have released what the band see as
their finest piece of work to date.
Recorded at Spacelab Studio,
Germany, during the summer of 2005, 'Still' is the eagerly awaited follow-up to
the critically acclaimed “Cold Light Of Monday”.
Although it is heavier than previous albums, it still retains the
band’s knack for heartfelt and emotional song writing, combined with perfect
Don’t let the fact that these Swedes have death metal origins put
you off investigating this album: Dark it most certainly is, but this is
powerful, melodic and emotional music that puts the band right up with the best
in the progressive metal genre!
KKKKK review in Kerrang!
"Brace yourselves! One of the finest metal albums of 2006 just
dropped" Alexander Millas “ Still out now on Candlelight Records”
See Wolverine on tour with Anathema
12th Sept Glasgow Cathouse ,
13th Sept Manchester Academy 3 , 14th Sept Scala London
THRESHOLD - Welcome to Nuclear Blast!
We're very glad to
announce that THRESHOLD – THE Progressive Metal institution – has signed a deal
with Nuclear Blast. Quote from Karl Groom and Richard West:
"We're delighted to join Nuclear Blast, it's a really positive move for us and
we're looking forward to reaching a lot more fans across the world.
The label has a fantastic roster of bands and it's exciting to be
part of the family. Watch out for great things ahead!"
THRESHOLD will enter the studio in August and October to record their next
album, due to be released in early 2007.
A tour is scheduled for spring. We're looking forward to find out if the new
material will be as excellent as "Critical Mass" or "Subsurface". But we're sure
it will be.
ECHOES OF ETERNITY - Just
Los Angeles-based quintet ECHOES OF ETERNITY recently
signed to Nuclear Blast. The band – consisting out of singer Francine Boucher,
guitarists Brandon Patton and James Urias, bass player Duane Cowan and drummer
Kirk Clarrison –
combines the power and aggression of extreme Metal, the musicianship of
Progressive Metal and the beautiful dynamics of the female voice, creating its
very own sound.
"Echoes Of Eternity is thrilled to partner with Nuclear Blast
Records, home to some of the best metal bands ever", states an euphoric band.
"We look forward to a long and mutually prosperous future with the finest metal
label on the planet."
The debut album will be released in 2007, containing the following songs:
Burning With Life - Expressions Of Flesh - Voices In A Dream -
Circles In Stone - Lost Beneath A Silent Sky - Gardens Of The Gods - Towers of
Silence - The Kingdom Within - The Forgotten Goddess – Adrift.
SONIC SYNDICATE - Bandcontest winner announced!
The winner of the Nuclear Blast Bandcontest is finally found!
Flashback: In the late summer of 2005, Nuclear Blast called up a giant
competition, the so-called "Bandcontest".
In six months bands from
all over the world should send in their music, evaluated by a Jury consisting of
NUCLEAR BLAST and the following presentators:
METAL HAMMER GERMANY,
METAL HAMMER SPAIN, METAL HAMMER ITALY, ROCK HARD FRANCE, INFERO FINLAND, SCREAM
NORWAY and CLOSE UP SWEDEN
The result: More than 1.500 candidacies
arrived in Donzdorf! Months of listening to demos in front of the stereo and
endless discussions followed. Now, half a year later - the winners are chosen!
We are proud to present you SONIC SYNDICATE from Falkenberg/Sweden!
The six musicians (on average 20 years young!) come out on top of the
"We´re proud to have filtrated such a killer band out of more than 1.500
candidacies! The perfect mixture of heavyness, melodies and the factor X!" -
Markus Staiger, President of NUCLEAR BLAST
17 year old guitar player Robin Sjunnesson about winning the band contest:
"SONIC SYNDICATE on NUCLEAR BLAST, what a fu*king dream! Who knew back in 2005
that one day we would be getting a call from one of the biggest and best metal
labels in the world?
We have now been given this amazing chance to record an album and now its time
for us to hit the rehearsal room and start writing some of the most kick ass
songs we have ever written!"
The band plans to enter a studio in December 2006, in order to record their
NUCLEAR BLAST label debut for an early 2007 release.
For more information, check out the website
The British Metalcore outfit FOREVER NEVER from Essex, England come in second.
The price is a download cooperation with the Nuclear Blast Music Shop.
Last but not least: The third winner are the Neo Thrashers EARSHOT from Gaildorf,
Germany. They will play the Up From The Ground-Festival in 2007
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the bands that sent us
their candidacies. We had the agony of choice and it wasnt easy at all!
BLIND GUARDIAN - Exclusive song in musicshop!
Fat news for all fans of Heavy Metal icons BLIND GUARDIAN.
From now on you’ll find “Otherland”, one more track from the upcoming album “A
Twist In The Myth” exclusive on the Nuclear Blast Musicshop.
So grab it straightaway as long as the chunk is fresh!
NIGHTWISH – Charts
The live DVD slips
perfectly into gear as expected. Only one week after the release, the DVD
already reached gold status in Germany and left superstars like Pink, Ronan
Keating and Scooter behind.
Even Madonna who also released a Live DVD two weeks after
Nightwish had no chance! NIGHTWISH entered the german album charts at #3 and was
several weeks at #1 of the DVD charts at the same time.
the DVD was also a long time on #2. The live DVD of Pink, which was released the
same week, only entered at #32.
Last week the NIGHTWISH DVD pushed back the Pink DVD to #4 in Austria.
For comparison only: Madonna entered the german album charts at
#8. No chart entry for Madonna in Austria by the way. Scooter also released
their new live DVD the same day. They had to live with #29.
album of Ronan Keating only achieved #7. The NIGHTWISH chart pathway up to now:
#2, #17, #22, #25
As seen in the daily trendcharts, the NIGHTWISH will also be in the Top 30 next
week: #24, #29, #26,#29, #25
Also from Switzerland, we only have
good news: #18, #31, #41, #30. This means that NIGHTWISH even climbed up again
Napalm Death report in from the
UK’s godfathers of Grindcore have finished recording
“Smear Campaign”, the highly anticipated follow-up to last year’s “The Code Is
Red…Long Live The Code”.
A preview on the album straight from the
studio has just been posted online and can now be streamed at: website
Furthermore, NAPALM DEATH vocalist Barney Greenway reports in and gives his
feedback on the recording sessions at Foel Studios together with producer Russ
Russell and engineer Chris Fielding:
"We just spent a few weeks again in the studio in Wales where we already did
"The Code..." and it was obviously such a good experience the first time around
on "The Code..." session, that we decided to return.
Whilst we were not trying to compete with "Code..." or make the
same album again it has to be said that "Smear Campaign" sounds twice as
immense. We didn’t fu*k around getting the songs together but somehow "Smear
Campaign" seems to come across as a more in depth experience.
It was very cool that Anneke from The Gathering offered to sing on the album.
It’s really funny, because we never would have thought about having guest vocals
before the "The Code..." but every vocalist has worked very well with the song
they have contributed to.
Anneke?s style is clearly very different to that of for example
Jello Biafra but what she does totally enhances the experience. It sounds pretty
Lyrics: I guess people know about the album title now but to give a brief
explanation the general thread is actually a question asking why exactly we need
religion to give us a basis to run our lives.
Can we not be trusted as human beings to make our own decisions? This applies in
my eyes to everything from Christianity to Paganism to Satanism. Surely the
world would be more peaceful without religious restrictions and all this false
Some definite song titles we can already reveal are:
'Rabid Wolves (For Christ)', 'In Deference', 'Atheist Runt', 'When All Is Said
and Done', 'Sink Fast, Let Go', 'Shattered Existence', 'Fatalist', 'Call That An
NAPALM DEATH’s newest work is set for release via Century Media
Records on September 18th, 2006.
Now, after completing the new
album, NAPALM DEATH will be hitting some of this summer’s festivals to deliver a
dose of utter violent grindcore intensity onstage!
30.06.2006 Roitzschjora (D) @ With Full Force Festval www.withfullforce.de
01.07.2006 Vigo M Trento (I) @ Metalparty Festival
02.07.2006 Cuneo (I) @ Nuvolari Fest
03.07.2006 Roma (I) @ Forte Prenestino
05.07.2006 Porto Torres (I) @ Campo Sportivo
06.07.2006 Palermo (I) @ Bier Garten
07.07.2006 Cologne-BS (I) @ Grind Your Mother III
12.08.2006 Prague (CZ) @ Brutal Assault Festival
14.08.2006 Szczytno (PL) @ Hunterfestival
26.08.2006 Kavarna (PL) @ Thrash Til Death Festival
Poisonblack – Release new album on the 28th of August
“Well, long time no music, but now it is here, the next dose of POISONBLACK,
entitled ‘Lust Stained Despair.’” Ville Laihiala
POISONBLACK was founded by Ville Laihiala, the voice of the legendary, but now
defunct Sentenced, the founders of melancholy-driven Finnish rock that had
several number one singles and gold albums in Finland.
POISONBLACK, however, was never meant to be just a project. “I have my heart and
soul in POISONBLACK,” Laihiala stated, right from the beginning.
After releasing the debut-album, ”Escapexstacy” in spring 2003 and a tour with
label mates Lacuna Coil, Moonspell and Passenger during the winter of 2003/2004,
the band went through several line-up changes before finalizing the second
album, ”Lust Stained Despair.”
When they were looking for a
replacement for original singer J.P. Leppdluoto (Charon), the band figured that
only one person could really do the job: Ville Laihiala himself. “We recorded a
good amount of the album a while ago,” Laihiala revealed, “but after it was
mixed and mastered, the end result was not really what we were after in terms of
sound and attitude. So we decided to wait, live and die a little and attack the
songs again with the right state of mind.”
POISONBLACK took the time needed to finally sound like a tight
unit on the album, as well as live. “It’s what the songs required from each
individual in order to make us sound as poisonous as we do at the moment.”
In the spring of 2006, the band headed back into Tonebox Studio in its hometown
of Oulu to record more songs. “We added additional feelings and frustrations to
the already existing ones,” remembered Laihiala.
Right afterward, the album was mixed at Antfarm Studios in Denmark by Tue Madsen
(The Haunted, Sick Of It All, Heaven Shall Burn), who added the right amount of
edge and dirt to POISONBLACK’s songs, turning them into an organic rock
“All three words in the title, ‘Lust Stained Despair,’ are
individually giving a picture, a feeling about the music and lyrics.”
“Lust Stained Despair” will hit European stores August 28th, 2006.
The band will play Qstock Festival in Oulu July 29th, 2006.
Fan 'Meet and GreetT' for Jon Oliva's Pain
The new EP "Strait-Jacket Memoirs" is out and the build up to the new album has
begun. The 'Voice Of The Mountain King' is on his way to the UK.
JON AND DRUMMER CHRIS KINDER ARE HERE FOR INTERVIEWS AUGUST 3RD/4TH, SO PLEASE
GET THOSE REQUESTS IN FAST!
MEET JON AND CHRIS AT THE MEET +
GREET; 7PM, THE CROBAR, 17 MANETTE STREET, SOHO, LONDON, W1D 4AS Tel: 020 7439
0831. THURSDAY AUGUST 3RD
Hear 'Maniacal Renderings' first!
UK dates- London Date Added!
Fresh from their outstanding US
tour with Vader, German thrashers Destruction had now added a fifth date to
those already announced for the UK in September.
The venue is still to be confirmed, but the band will now appear
in London on the 5th. The dates now read as follows
01.09.06 Fri: Bradford @ Rios
02.09.06 Sat: Newcastle @ Academy 2
03.09.06 Sun: Liverpool @ Academy 2
04.09.06 Mon: Birmingham @ Academy 2
05.09.06 Tues; London. Venue TBC.
CIRCLE - New album title and concept revealed.
Metal heroes Circle II Circle have announced the title, track listing and
release date for their new album, their third for AFM, due on the 16th October!
Entitled "Burden Of Truth", the album deals with the concept first created by
the books "Holy Blood Holy Grail" and "The Da Vinci Codes" and explores the
theory of a Holy Bloodline extending up to our modern day.
Says song writer and ex Savatage man Zak Stevens of the project; " This is the
record I’ve been trying to make my whole life and now it's finished what a great
feeling it is to finally realize my aspirations after all these years; CIIC/Savatage
fans are in for a HUGE treat with this. There's definitely some dark stuff on
this record but if you really dig deep you'll see that there's a very positive
Recorded at the world famous Morrisound Studios "Burden Of Truth" will include
1) "Who Am I To Be"
2) "Matter Of Time"
3) "Heal You"
5) "This Is Your Reality"
7) "The Black"
10) "Burden of Truth"
11) "Live As One"
(Acoustically Enhanced Versions) "Into The Wind" and "Burden Of Truth"
The band will also feature on the ProgPower festival in America this September;
3 join Atreyu and 36 Crazyfists on UK dates in September!
3, the Woodstock, NY-based five piece have been confirmed to join ATREYU and 36
CRAZYFISTS for their four UK shows in September 2006.
Signed by Metal Blade in 2005 they released their latest album ‘Wake Pig’ to
critical acclaim earlier this year
Atreyu + 36Crazyfists + Chiodos + 3
15th – London Brixton Academy
16th – Glasgow Barrowlands
17th – Nottingham Rock City
18th – Manchester Academy
GOREROTTED – Extra date added to tour with Cryptopsy
An extra show in Weston Super Mare on August 18th has been added to GOREROTTED’s
upcoming tour with CRYPTOPSY.
The London show on August 19th has now been moved to the Mean Fiddler. The
legendary Celtic Frost will be headlining with Cryptopsy, Gorerotted and She
Said Destroy supporting.
It’s Celtic Frost's first time in the UK for years so expect a packed out show.
Doors are at 4.30PM with Gorerotted hitting the stage at 6pm. It’s an early
curfew so make sure you get down there in time!
GOREROTTED's Wilson and Ben are guest DJ's at HELLBOUND at the Mean Fiddler,
London on Friday July 21st.
HELLBOUND is an earth-shaking Terrorizer sponsored soundclash of the very best
new and classic tunes that takes place every third Friday in conjunction with
ROCK at the Mean Fiddler in the heart of stinking London.
Expect a brutal set of tracks that rock GOREROTTED's sick and twisted world plus
Metal Blade giveaways.
For more info:
CRYPTOPSY / GOREROTTED / SHE
SAID DESTORY / SYLOSIS
UK AND IRELAND TOUR
12 August 2006 - Ghostfest Festival (Cockpit) - Leeds, England
13 August 2006 - Rock City - Nottingham, England
14 August 2006 –Satan’s Hollow, Manchester, England
15 August 2006 - An Cruiscin Lan - Cork, Ireland
16 August 2006 - Temple Bar Music Venue - Dublin, Ireland
17 August 2006 - Barfly - Glasgow, Scotland
18 August 2006 – Hobbits – Weston Super Mare, England
19 August 2006 - Mean Fiddler - London, England (+ CELTIC FROST)
20 August 2006 - The Waterfront - Norwich, England
Deicide receive silver disc for “Scars of the Crucifix”
Independent Music industry trade body Impala have awarded Deicide’s last album
“Scars of the Crucifix” a silver disc in recognition of European sales.
Glen Benton and Steve Asheim collected the disc on a recent visit
to London and vowed to make sure new album ‘The Stench Of Redemption’ receives
Deicide release snippet of “Homage for Satan” on myspace
Satan’s favourite quartet, DEICIDE, have released an advance snippet of “Homage
for Satan” from their forthcoming August 22nd release, “The Stench of
Check out the clip on MYSPACE
Anata blast from this weekend
Following the release of ‘The
Conductor’s Departure’, their second album for Wicked World, Swedish razor-sharp
death metallers ANATA will be tearing through the UK next week, catch them at
the following venues
15 CARLISLE The Brickyard
16 BRIGHTON The Engine Room
17 GLASGOW The 13th Note Cafe
18 KINGSTON The Peel
19 MANCHESTER Hostile Club
20 IR DUBLIN Voodoo Lounge
21 HAWICK The Red Room Hawick
Municipal Waste to play extra shows
Those crazy mofos MUNICIPAL WASTE will be playing 2 extra dates on top of their
appearances at READING and LEEDS festival this year.
Catch them at the following venues:
24.08.2006 EXETER Cavern Club
25.08.2006 READING Carling Festival
26.08.2006 LEEDS Carling Festival
27.08.2006 MANCHESTER The Star And Garter
At the Gates dual disc edition “Slaughter of the soul” reissue
Upon its original release in 1995, AT THE GATES' 'Slaughter of the Soul' was met
with an enthusiastic, if slow burning response.
The mixture of aggressive Slayer tempos and melodic flourishes was
relatively new, and the band found that they had to spread the new gospel by
undertaking a series of lengthy tours on both sides of the Atlantic .
By the time they were done, the seeds had be sown and the album was about to go
down in history as one of the most important and groundbreaking efforts of all
Issued here as a special Dual Disc edition, the album is
updated with 'The Making of Slaughter of the Soul', a 35 minute documentary
which focuses on the method behind the madness that led to the construction of a
truly important Metal record.
Vocalist Tomas Lindberg and guitarist Martin Larsson, together with the
now-legendary producer Frederik Nordstrom, take the recording process to pieces
and attempt to explain how it became the monster it is now recognised as today.
Filmed by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil) and
interviewed by top Swedish journalist Patrik Wiren, the documentary reveals the
story behind the legend, with discussions about the recording process, the
theory behind the record and the creative tension that drove the band forward.
Bolstered by deleted scenes and the 'Blinded by Fear' promo video, this really
is the ultimate 'Slaughter of the Soul' package!
Earache release compilation cd “Chop your own head off”
"Chop Your Own Head Off" includes a 17-track audio CD featuring exclusive
Earache material from MUNICIPAL WASTE, DEICIDE, SEVERE TORTURE, DECAPITATED,
CULT OF LUNA and many more.
The CD also contains and exclusive peek into the Earache racing
madness and includes a PC demo of the "Earache Extreme Metal Racing" game
featuring AKERCOCKE and BIOMECHANICAL racing teams!
To round out
the heavy stimulation, "Chop your Own Head Off" also includes a DVD disc packed
with ultra-exclusive videos from Earache's current and past catalog, including
previously unreleased material from death metal legends MORBID ANGEL.
What's the best part? All of these precious heavy jewels can be yours for ONLY
£4.99! For more exclusive "Chop Your Own Head Off" information, check it out on
MySpace at this location
"Chop Your Own Head Off" track listing:
01. DEICIDE – Homage For Satan (666 Mix)
02. DECAPITATED - Day 69
03. AKERCOCKE - Verdelet
04. CULT OF LUNA - Back to Chapel Town
05. EPHEL DUATH - Crystalline Whirl
06. MORTIIS - Way to Wicked (Absinthium Mix)
07. THE BERZERKER - Committed to Nothin
08. ANATA - Better Grieved Than Fooled
09. URKRAFT - The Inhuman Aberration
10. LINEA 77 - Charon
11. BIOMECHANICAL - Existenz
12. MUNICIPAL WASTE - Set to Destruct
13. SEVERE TORTURE - Sawn Off
14. BLOOD RED THRONE - Mephitication
15. NEURAXIS - Shatter the Wisdom
16. MISTRESS - At Arms Length
17. CROWPATH - Chased, Caught and Charged
* Bonus Feature: PC DEMO of "Earache Extreme Metal Racing" Game
01. THE HAUNTED - D.O.A.
02. HATE ETERNAL - Powers That Be
03. DEICIDE - Scars Of The Crucifix
04. LINEA 77 - Fantasma
05. CULT OF LUNA - Leave Me Here
06. MORTIIS - Decadent And Desperate (absentia)
07. SHORTIE - Truth
08. MUNICIPAL WASTE - Unleash The Bastards
09. BIOMECHANICAL - The Empires Of The Worlds
10. BEECHER - Function! Function!
11. EWIGKEIT - It's Not Reality
12. THE BERZERKER - All About You
13. ADEMA - Tornado'
14. ADDICTION CREW - What About
15. MORBID ANGEL - Enshrined by Grace
16. AKERCOCKE - Leviathan
17. SOCIETY 1 - Hate
18. WITH PASSION - Train Wreck Orchestra
19. USURPER - Kill For Metal
EARACHE METAL RACING GAME
You can get a demo of Earache Extreme Racing game on the front of the current
version of Playstation 2 magazine. Earache extreme racing features music from
and racing teams comprised of artists from Earache’s extended family.
Teams include: Municipal Waste, Decapitated, Biomechanical and Deicide
GOTTHARD - Single to chart in Spain
GOTTHARD's new, Spanish
sung single "Tu Pasión", has entered the Spanish single charts on position 19!
KATAKLYSM - Summer festivals
Kataklysm recently completed with success the Metal Crusaders tour in North
America. The band is preparing to head overseas to Slovenia's Metal Camp open
air and Earthshaker open air in Germany..
In August the band will film during there appearance at the Party.san open air
in Germany there first ever DVD " LIVE IN GERMANY" which will feature The whole
show filled with an explosive set list , 30 min documentary on the bands 15 year
history and a bonus live cd, release date is set for January 2007 via Nuclear
In other news Kataklysm have uploaded the brand new videoclip for the song "To
Reign Again" filmed during the last euro. tour with pieces taken from Germany,
France and the Netherland shows.
Kataklysm upcoming shows:
07/23/06 - EARTHSHAKER OPEN AIR FESTIVAL (Germany)
07/23/06 - METALCAMP OPEN AIR FESTIVAL (Slovenia)
08/02/06 - Sudbury, ON @ Jubilee Hall
08/04/06 - Hamilton, ON @ The Dungeon
08/12/06 - PARTYSAN OPEN AIR (Germany) DVD Shoot!!
12/09/06 - Montreal, QC. @ Club Soda (15th anniversary show)
These will be the last shows for Kataklysm for the rest of the year..the band
will then start a second run of touring in support of the latest onslaught "In
The Arm of Devastation"
Kataklysm has confirmed "The Road to Devastation" headliner tour for January
2007, support acts are being worked on as we speak..stay tuned for more info!
BELPHEGOR - Joins the Nuclear Blast family!
Getting serious - BELPHEGOR sign with Nuclear Blast!
Death and damnation! With the Austrian Death Metallers BELPHEGOR, Nuclear Blast
signed one of the most extreme Metal bands of our time. Vocalist / guitarist
Helmuth is more than happy:
"BELPHEGOR are proud to have found a new partner with Nuclear Blast for our
upcoming album. Over eleven months we`ve been working on Pestapokalypse VI
We continued to develop and refine the songs over and over again. Never before
have we spent so much time in the rehearsal room, and never before have we put
so much energy in our new material.
Andy Classen provided us with a massive wall of sound in the Stage One studios.
And - yeah - it`s cool to see that Nuclear Blast boast distribution ways and
potential we never got to experience in our past. Pestapokalypse VI is our
masterpiece so far! Hell awaits!!!"
The album will be released on October 27th, 2006.
Tracklist - PESTAPOKALYPSE VI:
I Belphegor - Hell´s Ambassador
II Seyn Todt In Schwartz
III Angel Of Retribution
IV Chants For The Devil 1533
V Pest Teufel Apokalypse
VI The Ancient Enemy
VII Bluhtsturm Erotika
VIII Sanctus Perversum
IX Das Pesthaus / Miasma Epilog
AMON AMARTH announce one-off London date in August
Viking death metal warriors AMON AMARTH have announced a special intimate on-off
show in London on August 11th.
UK fans can expect to be some of the
first to hear new tracks from the bands forthcoming “WITH ODIN ON OUR SIDE”
album, recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Frebro, Sweden with producer
Jens Bogren and due for release on Metal Blade on September 25th 2006.
AMON AMARTH + GOREROTTEDFriday August 11th LONDON Underworld Tickets £8.50
advance Stargreen 020 7734 8932
Ticketweb 08700 600 100 www.ticketweb.co.uk
IMMORTAL are back!
This is the Black Metal sensation of the year: the organisators of the Wacken
Open Air just announced IMMORTAL´S show for 2007.
The trio which disbanded in 2003 will return in the classic lineup
Abbath / Horgh / Demonaz. The band had the following to say about these more
than excellent news:
"IMMORTAL are proud to announce that we will
headline Wacken in 2007. This will be part of a few selected exclusive shows
next year, and Wacken will be the only show in Germany. Abbath, Horgh, Demonaz."