Monthly Archives May 2020

TRAUMA – New Album Details Revealed

Late 2020 will prove to be a busy time for first-wave thrash metal act TRAUMA, for they plan to release their fourth full-length album and tour throughout Europe on a bill also featuring ROSS THE BOSS and BURNING WITCHES. Comprised of Donny Hillier (lead vocals), Kris Gustofson (drums), Greg Christian (bass, ex-TESTAMENT), Joe Fraulob (guitar) and Steve Robello (guitar), TRAUMA looks to build on the buzz created by its last album, 2018’s “As The World Dies”.

TRAUMA is currently considering what the album should be called,” explains Kris. “Usually for us we have to think about a theme/scope of the recorded songs and what it represents for the time now...

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BEHEMOTH – Post “A Forest” Live Video

BEHEMOTH have unleashed a live video for their cover of The Cure‘s “A Forest“. Shining (SWE) frontman Niklas Kvarforth guested on the track with the footage stemming from the band’s February 24th, 2020 show at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, FIN, which saw them opening for Slipknot.

Behemoth will release their “A Forest” EP tomorrow, May 29th through Metal Blade. In addition to studio and live versions of this particular cover, it will also feature the previously unreleased “I Loved You At Your Darkest” b-sides, “Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha” and “Evoe“.

In other news, a biography/documentary on Behemoth frontman/guitarist Adam “Nergal” Darski dubbed ‘Adam The Apostate‘ is in the works under director Claudio Marino...

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BELPHEGOR – New Album Delayed Until Early 2021

The new BELPHEGOR album has now been pushed back to early 2021.

Belphegor frontman Helmuth comments: “Because of the global pandemic, we must push the release of the still-untitled LP back to early 2021. We have been composing this new album since what feels like forever. Drums have already been recorded before the outbreak in February this year at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. Since mid-March Serpenth and I have kept busy by tracking guitars and bass for the new album.”

“Formed by guitarist/screamer Helmuth in 1990, Austrian death/black metal band Belphegor quickly made inroads in their homeland, but had to wait nearly a decade before their efforts crossed borders and were released internationally. Also featuring guitarist Sigurd, bassist Marius, and a revolving drum st...

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RAMMSTEIN – Postpone North American Tour

RAMMSTEIN have now postponed their summer North American tour dates, originally slated to commence in late August. The trek will be rescheduled for 2021.

The band comments:

“Sadly, but in the best interests of everyone’s health and safety, we have to postpone our North America Tour. We are now working on rescheduling the tour in 2021, so please hold on to your tickets as they will be honored at the rescheduled show dates. We hope to have an update on that shortly and will communicate it once we do. For more information visit: aegpresents.com”

“Germany’s biggest rock export, Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein burst onto the international radar in the late ’90s with their breakthrough sophomore set, 1997’s Sehnsucht, and its accompanying hit single “Du Hast...

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VEKTOR – Return From Hiatus

VEKTOR’s 2016 breakup shocked a lot of fans. Guitarist Erik Nelson, bassist Frank Chin and drummer Blake Anderson all jumped ship.

The band would go on hiatus as a result, though the band’s frontman/guitarist David DiSanto would find himself back in the public eye in 2019. That year saw his wife Katy DiSanto publicly accuse him of sexual assualt and physical abuse, sharing since deleted video evidence of David‘s alleged abuse and legal documentation filed on the incident.

David would later issue this statement, alleging the accusations were “false”. Now comes word that David and Erik Nelson have reunited the band, adding Mike Ohlson on drums and Stephen Coon on bass. They issued the below statement earlier today:

“After a four year hiatus following the highly regarded...

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NECROT – Debut New Single

Bay Area death metal/punk act NECROT plan to release their long-anticipated new full-length, Mortal, via Tankcrimes on August 28th.

Recorded by Grammy award winning engineer Greg Wilkinson (High On Fire, Autopsy) and mastered by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Cattle Decapitation), the followup to the band’s critically adored Blood Offerings full-length is at once earth rupturing and memorable, spewing forth seven tracks of meticulously executed vile and maniacal death metal supremacy. Easily their most precise performance to date, Mortal foams at its mouth with Chad Gailey’s destructive rhythms, Sonny Reinhardt’s intricate guitar leads, and the guttural domination of vocalist/bassist Luca Indrio.

“When we first started, our goal was to play death metal and put out some tapes,”...

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DEATH – Unreleased Concert Recordings

DEATH “Non Analog – On Stage Series” is back with the fifth installment, “Live 1990, 1991 Unknown”. This rare recording features songs performed throughout DEATH‘s 1990 “Spiritual Healing” tour and 1991 “Human” tour.

Track listing:

01. Land Of No Return (live)
02. Left To Die (live)
03. Flattening Of Emotions (live)
04. Zombie Ritual (live)

05. Together As One (live)
06. Within The Mind (live)
07. Living Monstrosity (live)
08. Denial Of Life (live)

At a moment when the world has been forced to push pause on live music, Relapse Records and the DEATH estate have pulled together to launch a series of previously unreleased, career-spanning live concerts that touch upon all eras and lineups of the legendary band.

Says Relapse: “We at Relapse sincerely hope to see you all at a conc...

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WVRM – Release New Music Video

WVRM have premiered a new music video featuring two tracks from their recent album, Colony Collapse. The South Carolina grindcore outfit have joined their songs “Black Flags Toward Sodom (Me Ne Frego)” and “Tank Reaper” into a double feature of sorts. The clip can be viewed above.

Vocalist Ian Nix comments: “Black Flags… and Tank Reaper are two of our more explosive and unique tracks that we really wanted to expand on artistically. The video was directed and produced by Brittany Brock, an up and coming local film maker. We wanted the imagery and the story to be close to home. The video is based on a local girl who believed she was told by god in order to keep the world from ending she had to rip out her own eyes. She succeeded at this task.”

Post and Courier adds: “Colony Coll...

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CARACH ANGREN – Debut New Track

A third single from CARACH ANGREN’s forthcoming new album “Franckensteina Strataemontanus” has seen a release online. The track is titled “Operation Compass” and the band had the following to say of it:

“‘Operation Compass‘ will take you back to the sceneries of World War II in North Africa. British forces were instructed to use Dippel’s bone oil to poison water wells in case of a retreat, hence the connection to the conceptual story on the album. Listen and watch the phenomenal lyric video, once again done by Tamara/ Aimed & Framed, as this battle turns into a gruesome fata morgana.”

Season Of Mist have set a June 26th release date for the aforementioned album.

“The Dutch masters of horror are back with their most flamboyant album so far...

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MUSHROOMHEAD – Premiere New Song

“The Heresy”, a new song from Cleveland masked metallers MUSHROOMHEAD, can be checked out above. The track is taken from the band’s eighth album, “A Wonderful Life”, which will be released on June 19 via Napalm Records.

MUSHROOMHEAD have been working on the follow up to their monumental 2014 full-length album, “The Righteous & The Butterfly” — “waiting ever so patiently to drop their next collection of anthems.”

As the story goes, “A Wonderful Life” clocks in at 70-plus minutes with its four bonus tracks — leaving a total of “17 stellar compositions in its wake for fans to devour.”

Blabbermouth.net details more: “At its start, an ominous choir invites the listener into “A Wonderful Life” — introductory track “A Requiem For Tomorrow” smoothly shifts into an industria...

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