WHITECHAPEL sign with Metal Blade Records
Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Knoxville, TN death/grind metal
band WHITECHAPEL. Started in February of 2006, the band quickly gained the
attention of the underground scene in the US and Europe with relentless touring
and face-melting, neck-snapping tunes. Ever since their inception WHITECHAPEL
have been turning heads, whether it be by word of mouth, online, or through
their devastating live show.
With the line-up of the band at its strongest and best it has
ever been, the release of their highly anticipated full-length album, entitled
"The Somatic Defilement" (Candlelight USA), and their freshly inked deal with
Metal Blade Records, there is nothing that can stop them now. Look for
WHITECHAPEL on tour throughout the rest of 2007 in support of their latest
album. WHITECHAPEL's Metal Blade Records debut will be out in stores and online
everywhere in 2008. Head over to the band's MySpace page to check out some of
the band's current music and to check out upcoming tour dates.
"After a long search and many offers we are extremely excited to announce that
we are now part of the Metal Blade Records family. We have all grown up
listening to bands on Metal Blade so this is a dream come true for us. We are
grateful for the opportunity that Brian Slagel, Mike Faley, and everyone else at
Metal Blade has given us, and are anxious to see what the future brings. Keep a
look out for upcoming information about our debut release on Metal Blade as well
as future tour plans. A big thanks to all of our fans, without you we could have
never gone this far." - WHITECHAPEL
"WHITECHAPEL is an extreme metal band that conjures up the musical brutality of
Jack the Ripper himself. With an impressive touring history and DIY attitude,
WHITECHAPEL shows great potential for the future and we are pleased to have them
on Metal Blade." - Mike Faley, President of Metal Blade Records
MUNICIPAL WASTE - NEW VIDEOS FROM RECENT SHOW IN BALTIMORE, MA
New videos taken during MUNICIPAL WASTE's October 9th show in Baltimore, MA have
been posted up on YouTube.
For those of you on the east coast, you can relive all the blood, sweat and
beers you experienced seeing MUNICIPAL WASTE live by checking out these videos:
"Mind Eraser" -
"Beer Pressure" -
"Sadistic Magician" -
"Nailed Casket" -
Never fear, west coasters! If you're frothing at the mouth for your fix of
MUNICIPAL WASTE after seeing those videos, your time is almost here. Come see
MUNICIPAL WASTE as they team up with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES for a west coast tour
that will long be remembered...until you get drunk and pass out!
Catch MUNICIPAL WASTE on these dates:
Saints and Sinners Festival
Nov 3 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Convention Hall Complex (Saints & Sinners Festival)
Nov 17 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre
Nov 18 El Paso TX Club 101
Nov 19 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater
Nov 21 West Hollywood CA House of Blues
Nov 23 Santa Ana CA Galaxy Concert Theatre
Nov 24 Ventura CA Majestic Ventura Theatre
Nov 27 Portland OR Roseland Theatre
Nov 28 Seattle WA El Corazon
Nov 30 Petaluma CA Phoenix Theater
Dec 1 Reno NV Stoney's
Dec 2 San Francisco CA Slim's
Dec 5 Las Vegas NV House of Blues
For all the latest dates and more, go to
In Flames To Play Russia
We are VERY proud to announce that In Flames will be playing live in Russia,
The dates and venues/cities are:
26 JAN St.Petersburg
Venue: PORT Club
27 JAN Moscow
"This is the first time for In Flames in Russia and we are really looking
forward to the shows. We have heard from friends in other bands who have
recently played there, that is was great so we wanted to try it out and see for
ourselves. See you in January" - In Flames
In other news, In Flames are currently in the middle of the recording of the new
album. It is being recorded in the bands own studio, IF STUDIOS www.ifstudios.se
All drums have been recorded and most of the bass is done. Rhythm guitars are
near completed and the solo's are about to be started on. This week the vocal
recording will begin and In Flames are getting the help and expertise from
Daniel Bergstrand, who has previously produced the vocals on "Reroute To
Remain", "Soundtrack To Your Escape" and "Come Clarity".
"Everything is going great and we are very happy and excited about the new songs
and how they are turning out. We are really looking forward to let all you guys
out there hear the new album and come and play live next year in a city near
you" - In Flames
You can follow the recording process on
www.myspace.com/inflames where a
studio diary episode is being posted every Monday throughout the recording.
There are currently 6 episodes available and more to follow.
DYNAMIC ARTS RECORDS SIGNS URN
Pioneers of Finnish black thrashing metal mayhem URN have been signed to Dynamic
Arts Records. Band will enter Fantom Studio in November to record their third
full-length opus. Expect only hellbanging metal madness. Upcoming album will be
released in February 2008.
URN was formed in 1994, since then band has devastated metal underground world
wide. Band's first full-length "666 Megatons" was released 2001, which was
followed by their second album "Dawn Of The Devastation" in 2006. Unholy trinity
has been touring widely in Europe with names like Carpathian Forrest, Sabbat,
Nifelheim and Deströyer 666. Next show will happen 20th of October in Bladel,
The Netherlands. In November band will be touring in Finland supporting Adorior
URN's official website have just been opened in address
IN FLAMES - Studio update
Swedish metallers IN FLAMES have issued the following update: "As you probably
know by now, we are currently holed up in IF Studios recording our new album.
Things are going VERY well and we are making steady progress and are on
schedule. So far eleven drum tracks has been laid down, six bass tracks with
four more to be done over the next days, and we are also working hard with the
guitar foundations. So far seven rhythm guitar tracks are finished and we are
about to start with the solos this week. Thanks for all your support and we are
looking forward to seeing you on the road next year with a brand new album to
play you songs from!"
NILE - On tour
Our Death Metal masters NILE will embark on a European Tour called METALFEST.
Other bands on the billing are the Austrian Death/Black Metal kings BELPHEGOR,
SIX FEET UNDER and FINNTROLL.Make sure to not miss this sensational package!
29.11.2007 SAARBRüCKEN - Garage (DE)
30.11.2007 HOLLFELD - Stadthalle (DE)
01.12.2007 MüNCHEN - Backstage (DE)
02.12.2007 LINDAU - Vaudeville (DE)
03.12.2007 TILBURG - O13 (NL)
04.12.2007 PARIS - Locomotive (FR)
05.12.2007 PRATTELN - Z7 (CH)
06.12.2007 INNSBRUCK - Hafen (AT)
07.12.2007 VIENNA - Planet Music (AT)
08.12.2007 LINZ - Posthof (AT)
09.12.2007 LUDWIGBURG - Rockfabrik (DE)
10.12.2007 GRAZ - Orpheum (AT)
11.12.2007 FRANKFURT - Batschkapp (DE)
12.12.2007 HAMBURG - Markthalle (DE)
13.12.2007 BERLIN - Postbahnhof (DE)
14.12.2007 LEIPZIG - Hellraiser (DE)
15.12.2007 WERL - Satans Convention Festival (DE)
TESTAMENT - Working with Paul Bostaph
Legendary drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-EXODUS, ex-SLAYER) will join the ranks
alongside originating classic thrash legends TESTAMENT - Chuck Billy on vocals,
Alex Skolnick on lead guitar, Eric Peterson on rhythm guitar and Greg Christian
on bass. Unfortunately Nick Barker will not be recording with TESTAMENT on this
new album, due to Homeland Security and International Work Visa issues. Rather
than delaying this long awaited return of TESTAMENT, the band has chosen to
recruit Paul Bostaph, long time friend and member, to record on the much
anticipated album, which is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2008 release via
Here´s a (shortened) statement from Nick Barker:
"I am with great disappointment and deep-filled sadness no longer involved in
the making of the much-anticipated, eagerly awaited new TESTAMENT album, to be
released on Nuclear Blast Records in the spring of 2008.
In July of this year, after returning back to the U.S. from a
very enjoyable and successful appearance at Waldrock open-air [festival] (Burgum,
Holland) I was refused entry into the United States (in Minneapolis en route to
San Francisco) due to not having the appropriate visa required by an
international artist/entertainer like myself which enables me to enter the
country and do my thing, which, of course, in this case was to make music and
perform on American soil. So that was pretty much why I was unfortunately not on
the East Coast shows (Sounds Of The Underground, etc.) in late July and Paul
Bostaphstepped in. Due to the expense and processing/turn-around time required
for such a visa under these circumstances, it is with regret simply impossible
for me to be where I need to be right now (in California) with the TESTAMENT
guys putting the finishing touches to the album/songs/drums and preparing to
So it makes perfect sense all round to utilize the incredible
services of drumming powerhouse Paul Bostaph who is already in the Bay Area,
done time with TESTAMENT and is a longtime friend of the band. Paul is a
phenomenal drummer and will absolutely deliver the goods ten-fold when it comes
to the new record. He's also a good friend too and I wish him nothing but the
RAGE - Rage vs. Stefan Raab
Fans of the German Metal-institution RAGE should definitely turn on their TV set
on Saturday, October 20th: At Stefan Raab`s "Stock Car Crash Challenge 2007" at
20.15 on PRO 7 RAGE will perform as a backing band for the "Dicks On Fire". By
the way - the "Dicks On Fire" consist of Stefan Raab, Rick Kavanian and Max
Mutzke. And with those guys RAGE will share the stage of the Schalke Arena! So
don`t miss one of the few occasions to see and hear hard sounds on PRO 7! The
new RAGE - album "Carved In Stone" will be released early 2008.
SONIC SYNDICATE - Confirmed for the darkness over X-mas tour
Swedish newcomers SONIC SYNDICATE will embark on a tour with CALIBAN and HEAVEN
SHALL BURN in December in Germany! The band is currently touring Europe together
with SOILWORK, CALIBAN and DARK TRANQUILLITY! Check out the EASTPAK ANTIDOTE
tourdates here and the Darkness Over X-Mas dates below! The new episode of SONIC
TV is here available!
Darkness Over X-Mas Tour
Feat. CALIBAN + HEAVEN SHALL BURN + SONIC SYNDICATE + more special guests
25.12.2007 LEIPZIG - Werk 2 (DE)
26.12.2007 HAMBURG - Markthalle (DE)
27.12.2007 MüNSTER - Skater´s Palace (DE)
28.12.2007 ASCHAFFENBURG - Colosaal (DE)
29.12.2007 PRATTELN - Z7 (CH)
30.12.2007 SAARBRüCKEN - Garage (DE)
Click HERE and check out the ultimate SONIC SYNDICATE tourdiary at the METAL
HAMMER GERMANY homepage! Frequently updated, stay tuned!
BENEDICTION - Entering studio soon
Long-running British Death Metal legends BENEDICTION have posted the following
statement on their MySpace-page: "OK, they've talked and talked about it for
long enough. The boys will be going into the studio on November 21 (booked and
confirmed!) to actually record the fu*king album ("Killing Music") at long last.
It will be released at the end of March 2008 and a full tour will commence in
April 2008 for God knows how long followed by as many festivals that will allow
them to play!!!
There will be at least 12 tracks on the final mix, maybe
more, if the studio can keep them out of the bar for long enough. Let's hope
they manage to stay alive long enough to get in the studio considering the
mayhem they cause by just popping out for a few drinks together!!! Get the
ambulances ready, it's gonna get messy." The line up of BENEDICTION in 2007
consists of: Dave Hunt - Vocals, Darren Brookes - Guitar, Peter Rew - Guitars,
Frank Healy - Bass, Nicholas Barker - Drums
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Busses to Nuclear Blast festival
It is still possible to book seats on the Metal Train busses to the NB festival.
Unfortunately Metal Train has to inform you that busses can only take place if
there are more than 30 seats booked. Current bookings:
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Podblast pt. 9
Here is a special interesting version of Nuclear Blast ´s Podblast for you:
interviews with NIGHTWISH and Peter Wichers, speaking for the NB ALLSTARS-release,
will wait for you next to brand new songs of GOREFEST, AMORPHIS, SOILWORK, NB
ALLSTARS and, of course, our Finnish superstars NIGHTWISH. On top, you will be
able to listen to an exclusive snippet track by EXODUS. Don ´t miss it!
LIQUIDO - New album finished
Liquido posted the following statement:
"Finally, we made it! The new Liquido long player is finished and will be out in
February/March 2008. It contains 14 tracks, among them 13 newly written songs
plus one re-recording of Agree To Stay, a song which was released as a piano &
vocal version on our debut single in 1998.
Zoomcraft is a concept album and is subdivided into three sections. We focussed
musically more than ever on electronic components and influences, but never lost
track of our roots, strengths and Liquido typical trademarks. The first single
will be lifted approximately 4 weeks in advance of the release date of the
album! In January, we will post some snippets of the album on our homepage
For the new album artwork we decided to collaborate with the American designer
AS1 who makes incredible good covers. His style and taste convinced us promptly
since it amazingly fits to concept of our new album.
Liquido live in 2007 / 2008:
09.11.2007 D Dortmund - Campus Total
17.11.2007 D Viersen - Young Talents Award
21.12.2007 EST Rakvere - Green Christmas Festival
01.02.2008 CH Raron - Mesireccas Night
15.03.2008 D Hachenburg - Rundsporthalle
Bye for now!
ARSIS - New album details revealed
ARSIS guitarist & vocalist Jim Malone reports the successful completion of the
recording process for the band's upcoming album, "We Are The Nightmare".
Produced by Zeuss (AGNOSTIC FRONT, HATEBREED, MUNICIPAL WASTE) at Planet Z
Studios in Massachussetts and mastered by Alan Douches (KATAKLYSM, etc.), the
track listing for the album, due out in early 2008, is as follows:
1. We Are The Nightmare
2. Shattering The Spell
3. Sightless Wisdom
4. Servants To The Night
5. Failing Winds Of Hopeless Greed
7. Progressive Entrapment
8. A Feast For The Liar's Tongue
9. My Oath To Madness
10. Failure's Conquest
"I can honestly say that this was the best recording experience that I have had
in my years with ARSIS. Not only was Zeuss great to work with, but Ryan [Knight,
guitarist], Darren [Cesca, drummer], and Noah [Martin, bassist] all did an
outstanding job. We all worked together to create what I feel is the most
accomplished ARSIS album to date. It's been a few weeks since we finished
recording and I can still listen to the songs; that's a good sign."
EXCITER: New album for Massacre Records delayed to February 22nd, 2008
Ultimate Canadian Speed / Thrash metal heroes EXCITER, whose classic "Heavy
Metal Maniac" album was defining speed metal even before Metallica's "Kill 'em
All", have signed with Massacre Records!
The line-up is John Ricci (guitars), Rik Charron (drums), Clammy (bass) with new
singer Kenny Winter.
The band will finish recording their new album "Thrash, Speed, Burn" real soon.
Song titles are:
1.Thrash Speed Burn
5.In Mortal Fear
10.Rot The Devil King
The album will be out on February 22nd 2008, so beware the definite Speed Metal
Paul Raven: Bass player with Killing Joke, Ministry, Prong Dies in Geneva Aged
46 (Jan 16th 1961)
Paul Raven Bass player with Killing Joke has died unexpectedly in Geneva in the
early hours of Saturday October 20th 2007.
Paul had been recording with Ted Parsons and Marco Neves in Geneva for the band
Treponem pal. After a days recording Paul retired to bed and did not wake up.
Although Killing Joke was his life passion playing on hits such as Love Like
Blood and Kings and Queens, Paul was also a prolific musician in other areas. At
various times in his life he played and wrote with Ministry, Godflesh, Prong,
Pigface, Murder Inc, Amen and many others. Killing Joke have been covered by
everyone from Metallica, Foo Fighters, Fear factory, Helmet to Nouvelle Vague
and LCD Soundsystem. Paul a native of Wolverhampton started his musical journey
with local punk legends The Neon Hearts and then Kitsch which he formed with
Tyla later of Dogs D'Amour.
Jaz Coleman - Geordie Walker, front man and Guitarist of Killing Joke said
''We are all deeply stricken with grief at the unannounced departure of possibly
the funniest man on planet Earth and a brother to us all. Paul Vincent Raven
unimaginable sadness is felt by all''
Dan Raven Paul's Brother added:
''We are in deep shock and we miss him a great deal. We love him''
A funeral will be held in the next couple of weeks for further information on
where to send floral tributes etc go to
You will be missed by us all gooner, thank you for the time you spent with us -
THREE (3) release new video
Woodstock, NY-based band THREE (3) has released its video for the song "All That
Remains", which is the first single off the group's new album, "The End Is
Begun", released on July 24. The clip was directed and shot by acclaimed
director David Brodsky (GWAR, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, HELMET) and his crew at
MyGoodEye. The performance portion of the video took place at the site of a
crumbling, abandoned castle usually closed off to film/video crews. However,
after hearing THREE's music they had a change of heart, convinced that this band
would be the perfect compliment to their location.
Check out the video by clicking
AEON seek new drummer
The whole process of completing the writing of "Rise to Dominate", as long with
the booking of studio, the recording and the production of it was all planned by
AEON and by Metal Blade to work out with their 25th anniversary tour in the US.
"Rise to Dominate" was released in the US on the 4th of October, and the tour
began on the 6th of October. That would have been a killer start!!!
But after Nils joined DARK FUNERAL, and elected to go on their tour, and to
cancel AEONs important spot on the bill of the anniversary tour with CANNIBAL
CORPSE among others, it looked to us and many others that he made a big
statement how he was going to prior AEON further on.
Anyway he did tell us after a few days that he could not live with the idea of
having someone else playing the drums with AEON (which had been the discussion
over these days), and we thought it was true. He had a big idea how he would
plan everything and how history would not repeat itself again with cancelled
During this end of summer/beginning of autumn, we have gotten a lot of requests
from promoters who want to book AEON for gigs. Some of them interfered with DARK
FUNERAL shows which we do not blame anyone for. Those where already booked. For
some other shows that did not interfere with DARK FUNERAL shows, we have tried
to contact Nils with several phonecalls and e-mails over the last weeks without
result. No tries from him to get back or anything.
And so two weeks ago, we sent him an e-mail telling him that this is NOT how
things should be working. AEON is the main priority for the rest of us, and if
he can not even get back and let us know if we can book a show, then it is
useless for us to have him in the band. He makes AEON look unprofessional in
what we are doing. We will not be a side project, only to be picked up whenever
there is nothing else going on at the moment. We told him that we cannot wait
anymore, and that we will start looking for a new drummer. We asked him to
confirm to us when he had red the mail, but after two weeks....still not one
If you think you have got what it takes to be the drummer of AEON, please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send a link to a video or an mp3 of you playing drums, along with info
about yourself such as age etc, and a photo.
AMON AMARTH - Venue change
Due to massive demand on tickets we are moving the show in Leipzig next
Friday into a bigger venue. So instead of Werk 2, DIMMU BORGIR, AMON AMARTH and
ENGEL will now play at Haus Auensee!!!
BORN FROM PAIN - Update
TO HELL AND BACK...
First off, thanks to everybody who came and supported us at Hell On Earth Tour
the last month. It was an amazing run and we were stoked how crazy the shows
were! Thanks a million! Secondly, we would like to thank Scott from TERROR
immensely for helping us out with singing on this last tour before Kevin goes on
duty. Knock, knock... Who's there? An amazing line-up... thanx! Furthermore we
made a lot of new friends over the past 4 weeks so what up to FREYA, ALL SHALL
PERISH, WALLS OF JERICHO, FEAR MY THOUGHTS and FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW aka
the Dude Core!!!
BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN...
Alright, we'll be back on the road in 3 weeks doing a week of Russian shows and
more shows in good old Eastern Europe. We are still waiting on 2 confirmations
but check the shows section for immediate updates. Sh*t's gonna be crazy. Come
out and get down! We are currently planning a lot of overseas stuff for the
beginning of 2008. Just keep your eyes open for announcements soon!
CATARACT - Huge update
NEW ALBUM COMING UP
As you might have seen, we don't have any shows planned at the moment, and that
has a specific reason of course. It's pointless to keep it a secret as everyone
can figure it out. We're preparing for the recordings of our fifth full length
album! We're jamming a lot and working hard on the new songs, Tom is driving us
crazy with 5 minute solo outbursts, Greg insists on songs that only consist of
mosh parts, Fedi wants to sing about flowers and Ricky is officially down to one
fully functional cymbal. But seriously, we're very excited about the new
stuff!!! Once again we will enter the Antfarm studios in Denmark where we will
hammer the crude metal into shape with the help of Tue Madsen! More on that
BASS PLAYER SITUATION
First off and once again we'd like to thank Ralf from
DISPARAGED and Jay from VALE TUDO for helping us out on those past shows! Of
course we're still missing a steady 5th member and in time we will be looking
for the right guy, but as of now we aren't. Cheers to all the people who have
already contacted us about it and those killing our nerves (you know who you are
haha), but we are not officially auditioning for a bass player. Not yet. As soon
as we will, you will know as we will make it public. You can write us but
seriously we're too busy to sort this out now.
CATARACT ON TV
We went to a casting session this past weekend and it was quite an experience.
Hopefully will be picked to take part in a TV show, and you'll possibly see us
making complete twats out of ourselves. We'll let you know how it goes! If we're
not too ugly it should be allright and it'll be lots of fun! As usual it'll take
between 1 week and 1 year until we finally know.
That's it for now, we'll keep you posted about the album e.t.c.
See ya 'round, CATARACT
EVERGREEN TERRACE release new video
EVERGREEN TERRACE just released their brand new video for the track "Chaney
Can't Quite Riff Like Helmet's Page Hamilton" off their successfull latest
Check it out by clicking http://www.youtube.com
FUELED BY FIRE in search of new frontman/guitarist
We're sorry to say, yes this is true! Gio has left the band, this was his
personal decision and wish him the best!
So the search is on for a replacement, we are looking for a vocalist/guitarist
or a vocalist and a guitarist.
This position is for a world wide multi records deal with Metal Blade Records!
So you must be comitted and dedicated! No posers and no bullsh*t! This is a
You must be ready to tour as soon as possible!!!
Tours are set up for U.S. and Europe and you will be playing at the famous "KEEP
IT TRUE X FESTIVAL" in April 2008.
Requirements for vocalist:
You must have a vocal range along the lines of Paul Baloff, Chuck Billy, Sheep
Dog "Razor" etc... Stage experience is a must!
Requirements for guitarist:
Experience is a must! Skilled lead guitarrist, fast learner and your own
Ages 18-25 preferred but we will consider younger if you have what it takes!
If you are interested please contact us through a message on our MySpace or via
We would like to thank all our fans for all the support and thank you for
LIZZY BORDEN finish filming new video
The video for "Tomorrow Never Comes", which was shot on location in downtown Los
Angeles the weekend of October 29th with director Kevin Mcvey, is described as
"a haunted little tale."
This will be the first video from the band's forthcoming album, "Appointment
With Death", due on November 5th (Europe) via Metal Blade Records. Appearing in
the clip are band members Lizzy Borden, Joey Scott, Marten Andersson and Ira
PRIMORDIAL - Picture disc of last record available soon
The double 12" picture disc of "The Gathering Wilderness" will be released by
Sentinel Records sometime between November and December 2007. The double vinyl
is limited to 500 copies world-wide. Pre-orders are now being taken, the first
100 copies come with a patch.
Here's the link for the pre-orders:
http://www.primordialweb.com for front and back of the picture disc!
THE ARCANE ORDER finish new album
"'In the Wake of Collisions' is done! After having recorded the album at Hansen
Studios with producer Jacob Hansen during October, Jacob Hansen spent a couple
of weeks making fine adjustments and tuning up the album and now the album is
finally done. We are stoked with the result, and hopefully you guys will be so
to! The album came out really well and we are all proud and happy with the
"We should warn you guys though: This album is not the natural follow-up to 'The
Machinery Of Oblivion'. We always said we weren't interest in just making a new
"Machinery..." album, and we think the new album proves just that. We have
evolved as a team, as a band, and you will be able to hear so on the new album.
We think it's fair to say that we have found our own sound with the new album.
You need to listen to the whole album, all the songs in a row, to understand
what the new stuff is all about.
"So what does the new album sound like? Well, it's a bit hard to describe. The
new stuff is less thrashy, but in some parts much more extreme, while some parts
are really melodic and almost epic-sounding. There's tons of shredding, great
drum and vocal work, so everyone should be pleased.
"We are still working on getting the artwork finished, which should be done
soon. The album is set to be released on January 14th (Europe)!"
"In the Wake of Collisions" will be a concept album and it will consist of the
following songs (in no particular order):
02. The Serpent Tower
03. Eruptions of Red
04. Reason and Hubris
05. As Oceans Become Deserts
06. Death is Imminent
07. The Aftermath
08. Sanctity of Allegiance
09. As Sleep is Buried in Gold
10. Sentiment of Horror
THE OCEAN - "Precambrian" update
2 new songs up on our myspace
We have made the track "Mesoproterozoic / Legions Of Winged Octopi" off the "Hadean
/ Archaean" disc and the track "Orosirian / For The Great Blue Cold Now Reigns"
off the "Proterozoic" disc available on our myspace page. "Hadean / Archaean"
and "Proterozoic" are the 2 twin halfs of our new album "Precambrian", to be
released November 5th (Europe)! You can check out those songs here:
Unfortunately, we had to remaster the album, since we were not happy with the
original mastering's sound. This has delayed the manufacturing process quite a
bit, but trust us, it was worth it. The release date will not be pushed back,
but the promos won't make it in time for the november issues, so the album will
be in stores before them funky journalists get their hands on it...
"Precambrian" deluxe 3xLP vinyl edition to be released
A vinyl edition of "Precambrian" will be available mid-late November through
Garden of Exile Records. Expect 3 different-colored vinyls in a slick 8mm-spine
gatefold packaging with diecut holes and UV gloss print. We will take preorders
THEOCEANCOLLECTIVE.COM Web Store 1.0
We will launch a paypal-based webstore very soon where you can buy all our
releases as well as merchandise. Check back frequently!
UNEARTH - Brand new video online
The brand new video clip for UNEARTH's "This Glorious Nightmare" will air this
weekend on Headbanger's Ball! If you can't wait, just check this link:
DESPISED ICON - Announce Headlining tour in Jan/Feb 2008
Canadian destructors DESPISED ICON are planning a return to
lay waste to European venues in early 2008, bringing with them with the mighty
Misery Index, Beneath The Massacre, and Annotations Of An Autopsy (plus Man Must
Die on mainland European dates)
Despised Icon were last seen in the UK earlier this year with Job For A Cowboy
presenting their latest album "The Ills Of Modern Man", the band are thrilled to
be part of such a devastatingly brutal live package - vocalist Alex comments
"After months of planning, this tour is finally coming together! We can't wait
to tour Europe and the UK again and share the tour bus and stage everyday with
Misery Index and our homies from Montreal, Beneath The Massacre! I think we
haven't played with any of those dudes in at least a year, should be sick. Make
sure you come early to check out Annotations Of An Autopsy (UK shows) and Man
Must Die (Mainland European dates only); 2 killer bands.
We have about 70 shows lined-up in Canada, USA, UK and Europe in the next 4
months and will be taking a short break after that to write part of the next
album so make sure you show up to the nearest show! Our new video for the track
"Furtive Monologue" will premiere on our myspace November 1st. In the meantime,
check out the trailer we just posted http://www.myspace.com/despisediconLater!"
This tour is going to be a delicacy for fans of technically flawless death
metal/death core with moshpit-guarantee! Be there & get crushed!
DESPISED ICON w/ Misery Index, Beneath The Massacre, Annotations Of An Autopsy
28.01.2008 Brighton @ The Engine Room
29.01.2008 Plymouth @ White Rabbit
30.01.2008 Newport @ TJs
31.01.2008 Manchester @ Music Box
01.02.2008 Glasgow @ Soundhaus
02.02.2008 Milton Keynes @ The Pitz Club
03.02.2008 Leeds @ Rios
04.02.2008 Nottingham @ Junktion7
05.02.2008 London @ Underworld
For the full European tour dates please check:
FU MANCHU - Post new video clip; don't miss them live in Oct./Nov. 2007
Californian rockers FU MANCHU have posted their new video clip for the song
"Hung Out To Dry" (taken off the "We Must Obey" album) at Youtube.com, watch it
and enjoy a wicked journey through time at the following link:
Widely known as a fantastic live band, FU MANCHU will turn
European venues in boiling hot saunas this October/November 2007 when they
present their latest effort "We Must Obey" live, see below for the exact dates &
26.11.07 - Birmingham (UK) @ Academy 2
27.11.07 - Newcastle (UK) @ Academy 2
28.11.07 - Glasgow (UK) @ Cathouse
29.11.07 - Manchester (UK) @ Academy 3
30.11.07 - London (UK) @Islington Academy
Visit FU MANCHU @:
DEVIAN - post new track & last part of studio report online; album about to hit
Swedish extreme metal act DEVIAN featuring ex-Marduk members Legion (vocals) &
Emil Dragutinovic (drums) have posted "Dressed In Blood", the blistering opener
of the band's debut album "Ninewinged Serpent", which will hit stores the
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX / ITALY: Friday, October 19, 2007.
UK / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, October 22,
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, October 23, 2007.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, October 24, 2007.
Listen to the track now @
"Ninewinged Serpent" will be available as CD and limited
edition CD incl. o-card with alternate cover artwork as well as two bonus
Media feedback on the album so far is extremely positive, as "this album offers
everything a black/death fan can ask for" (ROCK HARD, Germany), unites "black,
death, thrash, and classic heavy metal parts in a highly individual sound"
(METAL HAMMER, Germany) and ultimately provides "an excellent kickstart for
DEVIAN" (HEAVY, Germany). So, don't miss this devilish metal delicacy!
DEVIAN have also posted the last part of their studio report online, so if you
want to get more impressions from behind-the-scenes of this stunning thrashing
black/death assault, check out the clip at
New video features available @ Century Media's YouTube channel
Century Media artists TURISAS, GOD FORBID & PARADISE LOST have posted some extra
delicious food for all the YouTube-junkies out there! At Century Media's YouTube
channel you can now watch the following clips:
TURISAS unleashing their unstoppable battle metal hell at this year's Download
festival in Donington Park (UK). The live-clip "To Holmgard And Beyond" has been
taken off the "The Varangian Way - Director's Cut" (out now!) that features
plenty of such entertaining video material on the bonus DVD included in the
limited edition of this release.
GOD FORBID present you a clip filmed on their latest European tour with
Devildriver offering some backstage impressions as well as onstage footage. So,
if you like to reminisce in sweet memories of that tour, check this out!
PARADISE LOST delight you with a great video report filmed during their European
tour in October/October 2007 including live footage as well as interview
scenes with vocalist Nick Holmes and guitarist Greg Mackintosh. A must-see for
all fans of the legendary gothic metal act!
All these clips and a lot more can now be found at
SSS - INTERVIEW WITH FOXY ON BLISTERING.COM
Blistering.com has posted up a new interview with the outspoken frontman of SSS,
What does SHORT SHARP SHOCK mean?
How did SSS get signed to EARACHE?
Why does Foxy love America so much?
Catch SSS on these U.K. dates:
31 LIVERPOOL - Night Of The Living Dead 7
15 MANCHESTER Satans Hollow (w/ONSLAUGHT)
01 LIVERPOOL The Barfly (w/ORANGE GOBLIN)
For a up to the minute show listings and more, go to http://www.myspace.com/shortsharpshock
Watch SSS perform "The Beast" live from Brixton Academy in the U.K. from August,
2007 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAlcc9th2Vo.
Foxy loves vinyl and you should, too! SSS' debut album, SHORT SHARP SHOCK is now
available in a limited edition multicolored vinyl format through the EARACHE
EXCLUSIVE CULT OF LUNA INTERVIEW AND LIVE VIDEO ONLINE NOW
An exclusive interview with Cult Of Luna's Johannes Persson has been posted
online. Speaking exclusively to German website Wenn's Rockt, the band's
guitarist and vocalist discusses different topics relating to Cult Of Luna.
In the video interview, which can be viewed at wennsrockt.de/cult-of-luna,
Johannes give an insight into how the band work together, revealing how they
approach the creative process of making a new album. Discussing the idea of
themes that run throughout their releases, Johannes addresses the idea that Cult
Of Luna's latest release 'Somewhere Along The Highway' deals with the poignant
issues of male loneliness and vast landscapes, stepping away from the political
issues which are commonly addressed on their previous releases.
To watch this interview head over to wennsrockt.de/cult-of-luna, where you can
also view a live video of the track 'Finland' taken from 'Somewhere Along The
Cult Of Luna are due to release a new album in 2008, find out more about them at
BLOOD RED THRONE - NEW ALBUM 'COME DEATH' OUT NOW IN THE U.S
The most brutal release to come from Norway this year does not include corpse
paint. Out of the icy winds and into the fire comes BLOOD RED THRONE and their
brand new album, COME DEATH, available NOW in the U.S.
Tchort (ex-EMPEROR) and company are all back to bring you the most bludgeoning,
tight and downright bloody technical death metal that can be found anywhere in
BLOOD RED THRONE - COME DEATH features 9 tracks straight out of the bitter cold
depths of the north and sure to drive you into a death metal frenzy:
01. Slaying the Lamb
02. Deranged Assassin
03. Rebirth in Blood
04. Guttural Screams
05. Taste of God
06. No New Beginning
07. Come Death
08. Considered Dead
09. Another Kill
View the new video for "Taste of God" (off of COME DEATH) by going to
EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE OF NEW BIOMECHANICAL LINE-UP ONLINE NOW
In a string of exclusive videos shot earlier on this week the new Biomechanical
line-up have introduced themselves to their fans and spoken out about how they
came to join the band. The four video clips can be viewed at
www.myspace.com/biomechanicalcannibalised and feature interviews with ex-DragonForce
bassist Adrian Lambert and guitarist Chris Van Hayden and also drummer and
guitarist Jonno Lodge and Gus Drax.
These exclusive videos are released as Biomechanical have just announced their
first show together with the new line-up, which will take place at Earache?s
Christmas party on December 12th at the Purple Turtle in Camden. This show comes
ahead of the release of the eagerly anticipated Cannibalised which is slated to
be available on February 11th 2008.
To watch the exclusive videos and find out more about Cannibalised and hear an
advance track from the album head over to
TESTAMENT - New studio pics online
Several new photos of San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans TESTAMENT have been
taken during the band's pre-production sessions for their new album have been
posted at their MySpace page (free registration may be required to view
In other news, TESTAMENT have recruited ex-SLAYER/EXODUS drummer Paul Bostaph
for the recording of the new album, as drummer Nick Barker couldn´t take part in
the process due to visa problems.
DARKANE - New singer revealed
Following the departure of lead singer Andreas Sydow this past August, DARKANE
guitarist & founding member Christopher Malmström took some time to write in
from Helsingborg, Sweden to announce the band's new frontman:
"DARKANE would like to welcome Jens Broman as our new vocalist! He's recently
been seen in the vocal spot in CONSTUCDEAD and THE DEFACED (and will continue to
sing in both bands). Jens grew up in Glumslöv, south of Helsingborg (a good
friend of Björn Strid from Soilwork), but now lives in Stockholm. His live debut
with us will take place in three weeks at the ProgPower Scandinavia festival in
Copenhagen, Denmark on November 10th.
We've been rehearsing hard lately and are very excited to
work together with Jens. He has a huge vocal diversity and we are pretty sure
that DARKANE fans won´t be disappointed. We had our interests set on Jens at a
very early stage and would like to thank all the people who showed their
interest in joining DARKANE as our vocalist. We wish you all the success in the
future, and we'd also like to congratulate Peter [Wildoer, drummer] and [his
longtime girlfriend] Erika for getting engaged a few weeks back."
Last month, Peter Wildoer revealed that DARKANE has "about nine songs ready to
record" for their upcoming fifth studio album, despite the fact that the band's
Not Quite Studio suffered an extensive amount of damage due to flooding two
Visit DARKANE online at
THREAT SIGNAL - New drummer
Drummer George Parfitt has left Canadian metallers THREAT SIGNAL in order to
focus on his family life. A replacement drummer has already been found in the
shape of Norm Killeen.
BLIND GUARDIAN - In the cinema and signing session
Legendary Fantasy Metal band BLIND GUARDIAN have contributed the main song to
the new action/fantasy movie "In The Name Of The King - Dungeon Siege". On this
occasion, BLIND GUARDIAN will hold a signing session at a special premiere
screening of the movie on the 29th of November. This special event begins at
19.00 CET in the "UCI Kinowelt Ruhr Park" with the signing session, the movie
begins at 20.00.
The exact address:
UCI KINOWELT Ruhr Park | Am Einkaufszentrum 22 | 44791 Bochum
Advance sale of tickets is possible at www.UCI-kinowelt.de, via phone (+49
(0)234 / 23 90 222) or at the UCI Kinowelt Ruhr Park.
"In The Name Of The King" - the screen adaption of the successful computer game
"Dungeon Siege" Black clouds rising in Ehb, the once peaceful kingdom of king
Konreid (BURT REYNOLDS). The drugs, an army of gruesome and brutal warriors, are
murdering and destroying in the name of the evil wizard Gallian (RAY LIOTTA),
who wants to enslave the country.
At one of the bestial assaults, the krugs murder the son of
the ordinary peasant called Farmer (JASON STATHAM) and kidnap his beautiful wife
Solana (CLAIRE FORLANI). Farmer, frantic of fury and pain, wants revenge! He
will not rest until he find his wife and retalite the murder of his son. Be sure
to not miss this special event! More information of the movie can be found at
MACHINEMADE GOD - Live videos to check out
Modern metal heroes MACHINEMADE GOD have posted several videos from their show
at the Rockstation Festival in Ankara, Turkey!
Click here to check them out:
NEAERA launch tour diary
Germany's finest NEAERA just launched their official tour diary presented by
Metal Hammer Germany!
Check out what the dudes have to tell about their current tour with DEADLOCK and
MAINTAIN (sorry, German only):
Jeramie Kling leaves THE ABSENCE
The drummer from Tampa, Florida's THE ABSENCE, Jeramie Kling, has decided to
part ways with the band.
"Thank you and thank you again to everyone who I have had the pleasure of
meeting on the road and through the scene. It's not over yet keep your eyes and
ears out." Jeramie
Rest assured, for all you THE ABSENCE fans out there, they will continue on with
the DYING FETUS tour with another drummer from the Tampa metal scene. Jeramie
continues with drumming and in light of this door being closed many more have
Novembre to support Paradise Lost for upcoming shows
Italy's atmospheric metal maestros Novembre will be heading to the UK this
December supporting UK metal legends Paradise Lost. Go to the tour news section
for a full list of shows. New album 'The Blue' is released on 5th November.
OPETH - New minisite online/free mp3 download
The mini-site for The Roundhouse Tapes is now up at
n addition to featuring downloads, pictures, an interview
with Mikael Åkerfeldt, banners you can add to your own site and the chance to
hear tracks from the album, the site also offers a free mp3 of 'Bleak'.
Exclusive bundles containing a Roundhouse Tapes t-shirt and
2CD set are also available from the site at £23.99. The Roundhouse Tapes is
packaged in a double digipack with slip case
Available 5th November (Europe) / 20th November (USA)
DUB WAR PAIN/WRONG SIDE OF BEAUTIFUL DOUBLE CD PACK OUT MONDAY
Two releases from early Ragga Metal pioneers Dub War will be available together
in an exclusive double CD pack released on Monday October 29th. Featuring Benji
from Skindred, this fan friendly CD pack, which includes the albums Pain and
Wrong Side Of Beautiful is a fitting release to mark Dub War's success and
influence in the 1990s.
With five UK chart hits under their belts and an infamous crossover sound of
Ragga-meets-Metal, Dub War certainly made their mark on the UK metal scene,
creating the pathway for vocalist Benji Webbe to move on to bands such as the
short-lived Mass Mental, featuring Rob Trujillo (Metallica), an infamous
explosive set with Soulfly (feat ex-Sepultura Max Cavalera) and also his current
Catch a glimpse of Dub War in the video for Enemy Maker here
The double CD pack comes for the price of one CD and is
available in UK/Europe from Monday October 29th.
DEICIDE - PAY YOUR HOMAGE TO SATAN AND VOTE IN A NEW HEADBANGERS BLOG POLL
It's a battle of God vs. Satan at MTV2's Headbangers Blog.
DEICIDE, one of the most legendary bands ever to set foot out of hell is now
embroiled in a bitter battle with Christian metal band, AS I LAY DYING to see
"Who Rocks Harder?"
All the Satanic powers in the world can't help DEICIDE win this battle. This
time, DEICIDE's victory lies in YOUR hands!!!
Please the dark lord by voting for DEICIDE in Headbangers Blog's battle of Who
Rocks Harder today!
DEICIDE is currently recording their new album, TILL DEATH DO US PART. The
follow-up to the Billboard-charting 2006 release, THE STENCH OF REDEMPTION, TILL
DEATH DO US PART promises to "...have a very evil and chaotic nature to them and
will include the extensive arrangements and riffage that made 'STENCH...' so
great," according to drummer, Steve Asheim.
Here are some pictures of Steve laying down drums for TILL DEATH DO US PART at
Morrisound Studios in Florida:
TILL DEATH DO US PART will be released in early 2008.
The live DVD, DOOMSDAY L.A. is available NOW through the EARACHE U.S.
EXCLUSIVE SEVERE TORTURE EP AVAILABLE ON ITUNES NOW
With just over two weeks to go until the release of the eagerly anticipated
Sworn Vengeance from no-nonsense Dutch destroyers Severe Torture, an exclusive
two track EP is available to download now from iTunes.
Entitled Sworn Vengeance EP, this download-only release contains the previously
unreleased, non-album track Disembowel, which is only available on this EP along
with Dismal Perception, taken from the upcoming album. .
Sworn Vengeance will be released on November 12th and will also be available in
a limited edition format; containing bonus Cro-Mags and Entombed cover tracks.
To find out more about the album head over to
EVILE AND GAMA BOMB COMMENT ON UPCOMING DATE WITH MACHINE HEAD IN DUBLIN
After being chosen by Machine Head to support them on a Black Crusade warm up
gig at the Ambassador Theatre in Dublin on November 18th, Evile and Gama Bomb
have both revealed how excited they are about playing the large-scale gig.
Speaking in the midst of a current UK tour with Sanctity, Evile guitarist Ol
Drake has spoken out about landing the opportunity to support such a legendary
"We are extremely excited to be playing with Machine Head as Rob Flynn is a
legend. Violence were fu*king cool so we are really looking forward to playing
this show and meeting all the guys. I hope they play some of the old fast sh*t -
watch out Dublin and Prepare to be Thrashed!"
Hailing from Ireland, new Earache thrash signings Gama Bomb have also commented
upon playing their high-energy thrash sound to more than 1000 people. Speaking
exclusively, vocalist Phil Byrne has stated:
"We are totally stoked to be playing with such a legendary band as Machine Head,
and especially to do it here in one of Dublin's greatest venues! This starts our
new gigging schedule as we mean to carry on, so hopefully we will be playing a
lot more shows like this one. This will be the biggest audience we've ever
played to, and that just makes us all the more willing to paint the place with
their brains - metaphorically, of course."
Gama Bomb are set to release their debut album Citizen Brain in 2008, to find
out more about them visit
Fans can check out an exclusive interview with Gama Bomb at
Evile are currently out on the road on a full-scale UK tour
with Sanctity. For the full dates head over to
Their debut release Enter The Grave is out now.
EVILE SET TO BATTLE IT OUT IN METAL HAMMER'S GET IN THE RING
EVILE have been confirmed as one of the bands battling it out for world
domination via your tv set at this year's Metal Hammer GET IN THE RING, which
will be aired on Rockworld TV over the Christmas period.
GET IN THE RING will take place on December 11th at the London Kentish town
Forum. EVILE will battle it out in a boxing ring stage by playing their
thrashtastic tunes against 3 other bands.
Matt Drake singer and guitarist of Evile states:
"Evile are about to set off to tibet to train with fighting heavy metal monks
and upon our return to the UK for GET IN THE RING we will be ready to unleash
our skills and a whirlwind of thrash metal violence upon the other bands and the
judges, we will be more evil than skeletor, wiser than splinter, faster than
cheetara and harder than inspector gadget!! so prepare yourselves for a
multitude of speed metal figure fours, F-5's and tombstones but without spandex
and body wax. The countdown starts now, and we WILL be the last band standing,
so all evile fans make sure you vote for us and give us the best christmas
presents possible - get in the ring winners and the humiliation of other
bands!!!! GET IN THE FU*KING RING!!"
There will be 125 tickets to this event available to hardcore Evile fans through
the Evile myspace page at
(Tickets only available to people 16 years plus)
The GET IN THE RING programme will be screened on ROCKWORLD tv on Sky over the
Christmas period and fans can vote for Evile by texting in. Screening dates for
the show are yet to be confirmed. The winning band will be announced early 2008.
Go to www.rockworld.tv or
for the chance to win more tickets.
SONIC SYNDICATE - Finish an amazing European tour
Swedish Stars of SONIC SYNDICATE have almost completed their EASTPAK Antidote
Tour in Europe - they will play their last show on Nov 10th in Bad Oeynhausen
(GER) before heading out on US tour with AMON AMARTH, HIMSA and DECAPITATED!
These young newcomers have done very well every evening - the venues were packed
at 7.30 pm when the band went on stage and there is no doubt who is going to be
the next stars in the metal scene! Audience response has been fantastic, the
fans were singing along and they pushed their performance to the max! All other
bands on the bill - SOILWORK, DARK TRANQUILLITY and CALIBAN had really to push
their live performance, since SONIC SYNDICATE had pretty much all of the
sympathies of the crowd on their side!
A tourdiary of the german tourdates and a brandnew episode of SONIC TV can be
The band will hit the road together with CALIBAN and HEAVEN
SHALL BURN end of December - check out the tourdates of the "Darkness Over X-Mas"
If you have missed the band live so far, you better do not make the same mistake
twice! Result after the first SONIC SYNDICATE tour in Europe: They rule!
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Nuclear Blast - Conquering the German charts
20 Years and still going strong! For the first time in the history of the label,
NUCLEAR BLAST has four releases in the German Top 100 at the same time - two of
them even in the Top 10!
Here´s the ranking of Week 44:
SUBWAY TO SALLY - Bastard # 7 (1st week)
NIGHTWISH - Dark Passion Play # 9 (4th week in the Top 10! Peak #1)
SOILWORK - Sworn To A Great Divide # 37 (1st week)
HAMMERFALL - Steel Meets Steel # 89 (2nd week, Peak # 53)
Plus: "Amaranth" (NIGHTWISH) is still in the German single charts! This time
(Week 8) on # 45!
What a good start for the next 20 Years in Metal!
THE OCEAN - "Precambrian" postponed
Berlin's exceptional postcore collective THE OCEAN has to postpone their
upcoming double album "Precambrian" due to problems within the process of
The monumental work will now not be released on November 5th (Europe) as
previously announced. "Precambrian" will finally see the light of day on
DUB WAR PAIN AND WRONG SIDE OF BEAUTIFUL DOUBLE CD PACK OUT NOW
You can now get your hands on the long-awaited release of the classic Dub War
albums Pain and Wrong Side Of Beautiful. After being previously unavailable for
several years, these two albums can now be bought together for the price of one
in an exclusive value pack made available from today.
This release helps to mark Dub War's prominence on the rock scene throughout the
1990s, as they brought together the sounds of Ragga and Metal, making them one
of the most innovative rock bands of the decade. Featuring Benji, now of
Skindred fame, Dub War notched up five UK chart hits including the tracks Strike
It and Enemy Maker, included on the value pack that is released today.
The full tracklistings for the albums are as follows:
02. Nar Say A Ting
03. Original Murder
04. Words of Warning
05. Strike It
10. Spiritual Warfare
11. Fools Gold
12. Over Now
13. Psycho System
16. Mad Zone
Tracklisting Wrong Side of Beautiful
02. Armchair Thriller
05. One Chill
06. Enemy Maker
07. Million Dollar Love
09. Cry Dignity
10. Can?t Stop
12. Love Is
14. Universal Jam
Order the Pain and Wrong Side Of Beautiful pack online now at the Earache
DECAPITATED INJURED IN ROAD CRASH
Two members of Decapitated have been seriously injured in a road accident
involving their tour bus and a truck carrying wood in Gomel, on the
Vocalist Covan and drummer Vitek sustained serious head injuries as a result of
the accident, and are to be taken 550km from Gomel to Moscow for emergency
All other members of the touring party are not reported to be seriously hurt.
Our thoughts are with all members of the tour at this time.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TOMAS LINDBERG ABOUT THE AT THE GATES REUNION ONLINE
At The Gates vocalist Tomas Lindberg has spoken exclusively to Earache about the
band's reformation that was announced earlier this month. Lindberg reveals the
reason behind the band getting back together after 10 years apart and also
confirms the reality that the reformation will not see At The Gates recording a
new album, in order to keep the legacy of 'Slaughter Of The Soul' intact. Read
more about what Tomas has to say at
Fans will be able to witness the legendary extreme sound of
At The Gates at a string of dates planned for next year. These exclusive,
must-see shows will include Wacken Open Air (Germany), Ruisrock (Finland) and
To find out more about the reformation of At The Gates as told by Tomas
Lindberg, head over to
DEICIDE - RALPH SANTOLLA RECORDING GUITARS ON NEW ALBUM, "TILL DEATH DO US PART"
Veteran guitarist, Ralph Santolla has rejoined DEICIDE and is currently hard at
work recording his guitar parts for DEICIDE's 2008 release, TILL DEATH DO US
PART at Morrisound Studios in Florida.
DEICIDE had previously parted ways with Ralph Santolla back in May of this year.
Over the course of the following months, he would spend the summer touring with
OBITUARY and pushing his talent as far as it could go. When he was asked to
rejoin DEICIDE in time for the recording of TILL DEATH DO US PART, Santolla came
back to the fold as a man possessed and he had come back, literally better than
While there will inevitably be naysayers who doubt the decision, DEICIDE
drummer, Steve Asheim insists that Ralph Santolla's return will only strengthen
the maniacal musical landscape that DEICIDE is known for. "Ralph is really
reaching towards the very depths of his abilities to come up with something
completely fresh and challenging."
Even those outside of the band have given nothing but positive feedback on Ralph
Santolla's progress during the recording sessions. "Jim Morris came and told me
that Ralph has been coming up with some of the greatest metal riffs and licks
that he's ever heard;" says Asheim. "Ralph's really pushing his abilities to the
limit, coming up with things that he's never been able to do before."
View some recent shots of Ralph Santolla recording his guitar parts at
Morrisound Studios in Florida:
TILL DEATH DO US PART will be released in early 2008.
The live DVD, DOOMSDAY L.A. is available NOW through the EARACHE U.S.