Monthly Archives January 2013

THE DEVASTATED – Call It Quits


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California’s THE DEVASTATED, which released the “Devil’s Messenger” album last year, has checked in with the following announcement about deciding to call it quits:

“To all The Devastated friends and fans,

“We write to you today to inform you that the band has indeed come to an end. Although The Devastated was short lived, the journey was without a doubt memorable!

“A huge thank you all of our families, friends, everyone at century media, our management & booking, all the bands we’ve toured with, but most of all, thank you to every single person that cared about The Devastated in some way shape or form…. it truly means the world to us!”

Source: Metalunderground

http://www.facebook.com/TheDevastated

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MUMAKIL – Complete Recording New Album


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Switzerland’s maniacal grindcore death outfit MUMAKIL has completed the recording of their new LP, now bearing the confirmed title Flies Will Starve, set for release later in the year via Relapse Records.

Self-recorded at Terrier 5 Studio in Geneva, the MUMAKIL faction’s first album in four years will devastate grinders worldwide with twenty-four brand new tracks of wicked, precision grindcore with even more death metal persuasion than their previous full-length, Behold The Failure. Fans of Birdflesh, Misery Index, Antigama, Kill The Client and the like, get ready! Stated the band, upon entering the studio in September: “This will be our best album in terms of production, riff quality, variation and songwriting...

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EVILE – To Enter The Studio This Weekend


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British thrash act EVILE will enter the studio this weekend to begin recording their as-yet untitled fourth full-length album. The band will once again be working with producer Russ Russell at Parlour Studios in Kettering.

Comments EVILE drummer Ben Carter: “EVILE are pleased to announce we’ll be back in the studio this weekend to begin recording our fourth album! We’re also extremely looking forward to be working with producer extraordinaire Russ Russell again, at Parlour Studios in Kettering. The album will be guaranteed to thrash your balls off, make some ears bleed, and some fucking heads bang! We can’t wait to unleash some new material upon you all, and look forward to giving you some new tracks to wreak havok when we embark on the KREATOR U.K...

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FINNTROLL – New Album Details Unveiled


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FINNTROLL has now finished recording their 6th album, Blodsvept, which will be released via Century Media Records on March 25th in Europe and March 26th in North America! Recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Blodsvept features cover artwork by the band’s own guitarist Skrymer (who also did the artwork for the band’s previous releases). This painting perfectly visualizes the musical aura of FINNTROLL that combines influences of black and death metal with folk music, ska, Latin music, psychobilly, and Klezmer in a unique and insane sonic assault.

Blodsvept track-listing:

1. Blodsvept

2. Ett Folk Förbannat

3. När Jättar Marschera

4. Mordminnen

5. Rösets Kung

6. Skövlarens Död

7. Skogsdotter

8. Häxbrygd

9. Två Ormar

10. Fanskapsfylld

11. Midvinterdraken

FINNTROLL live:

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SAXON – Comments On Upcoming Shows


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SAXON has checked in with the following statement about the support act for upcoming U.K. shows:

“We are proud to announce that Birmingham Hard Rockers Redline will be supporting Saxon on their UK leg of the Sacrifice World Tour this April/May.

“Redline are hitting the road to promote their new album ‘VICE,’ which features ‘King Of The Mountain,’ the official anthem and TV soundtrack to the Isle of Man TT Motorcycle Races. A thunderous set of “in your face rock” awaits…balls to the wall guitars, a locked and loaded rhythm section and a real powerhouse of a vocalist, Redline are sure to impress with their own brand of Hard Rock and British Heavy Metal.”

The band also recently commented on a new South American tour date: “We are more than happy to let you know that we have confirmed one ...

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DEATH ANGEL – Prepares New Album


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San Francisco, CA thrash metal band DEATH ANGEL is currently in the studio doing pre-production work for their next album. According to the group, “Tracking has begun. Demoing new DA tunes. Drums and guitars this week.”

Additional details have yet to be provided, but a spring release via Nuclear Blast Records is expected.

Source: Lambgoat

http://deathangel.us/

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SOILWORK – New Album Trailer Released


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Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK have released the first album trailer for the band’s upcoming album, “The Living Infinite”, which marks the first double album in the history of melodic death metal!

Check out what singer Björn “Speed“ Strid has to say about the idea of a double album, the songwriting process and working with new guitarist David Andersson for the first time: http://youtu.be/9trZtrLjQ28

Furthermore, the band kicked off a fan video contest recently! Fans can express their creativity by creating their own video clip for either the song `Spectrum Of Eternity´ or `This Momentary Bliss´, upload it to YouTube, let their work be judged by the band and eventually get the chance to win

– lifetime free entry to any SOILWORK concert (except for festival shows)
– a meet...

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BATTLECROSS – Set To Record New Album


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Detroit Thrashers BATTLECROSS have announced that they will enter the studio next month to record their follow-up to their 2011 Metal Blade debut Pursuit of Honor, which topped the Sirius XM Liquid Metal charts, garnered great reviews and earned the band high profile tours, including last summer’s Trespass America Festival Tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage and Trivium. The band will begin recording immediately after the ‘Another Year, Another Tour’ with In Flames, Demon Hunter and All Shall Perish for 27 North American dates that begins on February 2nd in Ft. Lauderdale.

Battlecross will look to Mark Lewis and crew at Audiohammer Studios in Florida to record their follow up to 2011/2012’s breakout album, scheduled for release in summer 2013...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE – “Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal” Box Set Revealed


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CANNIBAL CORPSE will be releasing a box set to commemorate their 25th anniversary: Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal. The box contains: all 12 full length studio albums in a 12 CD foldout case with new artwork, “Torturing and Eviscerating LIVE” on CD and LP Picture Disc recorded in Tampa, FL 2010 / Milwaukee, WI 2012, PLUS: NEW EXCLUSIVE images by VINCE LOCKE, 12″ X 12″ graphic prints of all 13 original album covers, and a 2013 Cannibal Corpse Calendar. The box will be in stores on March 19th and is available for pre-order, along with the previously announced series of Cannibal Corpse picture discs, at http://metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.

Kicking off in May, this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour gauntlet will last a full week longer than its 2012 counterpart, spanning...

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SEEKER – New Tour Dates Announced


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Dallas heavy metal act SEEKER has an upcoming string of February U.S. tour dates with headliner Corelia, and I, Omega.

“We’re always excited to be on the road, and the fact that both bands are full of such outstanding musicians makes this tour even better,” said Seeker vocalist Bryce Lucien. “We’ve been working extremely hard to step up the insanity of our live show and we will be playing quite a bit of new material on this run, so we’re definitely ready to get back out in front of our old fans and hopefully make some new ones. Be on the lookout for a new song premiere in the coming weeks. See you on the road.”

The upcoming run will commence Valentine’s Day 2013 in St. Louis, Mo. following the release of a brand new single set to drop early February...

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