Denmark's RAUNCHY have set the tentative track listing for their sophomore album, due in early 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed "Velvet Noise" was recorded and mixed at producer Jacob Hansen's (INVOCATOR) Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark. 12 songs were reportedly tracked for the CD, including a cover of FAITH NO MORE's "From Out Of Nowhere", which will be used as a bonus track for the album's Scandinavian edition. The tentative track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Join The Scene 02. I Get What I See 03. Summer Of Overload 04. Watch Out 05. Nine/Five 06. Show Me Your Real Darkness 07. Confusion Bay 08. The Devil 09. Insane 10. Morning Rise And A Friday Night 11. Bleeding Pt. 2 12. From Out Of Nowhere (FAITH NO MORE cover) (Scandinavian bonus)
Nuclear Blast is very proud to announce that the legendary Bay Area Thrashers of EXODUS have signed a worldwide deal with the label! Their upcoming new album "Tempo of the Damned" was recorded by Andy Sneap and will be released on the 2nd of February and will be a tribute to Paul Baloff ( Feb 2nd is the 2 year anniversary of Paul passing )
THEATRE OF TRAGEDY have parted ways with Liv Kristine. Liv said, that she didn't know anything about this decision and got this news not from group. "I'm so surprised and shoked. Nobody from group's members phoned me to inform about this decision. I only got an e-mail, where it goes, that I have parted ways with band. This is not my decision, and I have never left our fans!" said Liv Kristine.
MOONSPELL have posted brand new song online. It's "In And Above Men"' from new band's upcoming album "The Antidote", which will be released 19th September trough Century Media Records. CD was recorded at Finnvox Studios (Helsinki, Finland) with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., SENTENCED, AMORPHIS).
New release on Nice to Eat You records will be new CD of GOMORRHA from Germany called "Sexual Pervesity by Autopsy"...brutal death metal in vein of Severe Torture, Dying Fetus ... guttural vocals, sick lyrics,crushing drums...most brutal music from Germany. Out in September 2003!
More news on the upcoming boxset. The box will be titled "15-Year Killing Spree" and is scheduled for a November 3rd release. The complete track listing for "15-Year Killing Spree" is: Disc One - Best of Volume 1
1. Shredded Humans 2. Put them to Death 3. Born in a Casket 4. A Skull Full of Maggots 5. Gutted 6. Covered With Sores 7. Vomit the Soul 8. Hammer Smashed Face 9. Addicted to Vaginal Skin 10. The Cryptic Stench 11. Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead 12. Stripped, Raped and Strangled 13. The Pick-Axe Murders 14. The Bleeding 15. Zero the Hero
Disc Two - Best of Volume 2
1. Devoured by Vermin 2. Disfigured 3. Monolith 4. I Will Kill You 5. Sentenced to Burn 6. Gallery of Suicide 7. Dead Human Collection 8. The Spine Splitter 9. Pounded Into Dust 10. I Cum Blood- Live 11. Fucked With A Knife (live) 12. Unleashing the Bloodthirsty (live) 13. Meathook Sodomy (live) 14. Savage Butchery 15. Pit of Zombies 16. Sanded Faceless 17. Systematic Elimination
Disc Three - Previously Unreleased Material
'89 Demo: 1. A Skull Full of Maggots 2. The Undead Will Feast 3. Scattered Remains, Splattered Brains 4. Put Them to Death 5. Bloody Chunks
"Created To Kill" Sessions: 6. Unburied Horror 7. Mummified in Barbed Wire 8. Gallery of the Obscene 9. To Kill Myself 10. Bloodlands 11. Puncture Wound Massacre 12. Devoured by Vermin
"Gallery of Suicide" Demo: 13. Chambers of Blood 14. Dismembered and Molested 15. Gallery of Suicide 16. Unite the Dead 17. Crushing the Despised 18. Headless
Cover Songs: 19. Bethany Home (A Place to Die) 20. Endless Pain 21. Behind Bars
Disc Four - DVD
1st Live Cannibal Corpse Show 1989 1. Scattered Remains, Splattered Brains 2. The Undead Will Feast 3. Escape the Torment 4. Bloody Chunks 5. Enter at Your Own Risk 6. Put Them to Death 7. A Skull Full of Maggots
"Butchered at Birth" Studio Footage 1991 8. Drum Sessions & Bass Guitar Overdub
CANNIBAL CORPSE Eats Moscow Alive 1993 9. Shredded Humans 10. The Cryptic Stench 11. Meathook Sodomy 12. Edible Autopsy 13. I Cum Blood 14. Gutted 15. Entrails Ripped From a Virgin's Cunt 16. Beyond the Cemetery 17. A Skull Full of Maggots
Live at The Palace in Hollywood, CA 2002 18. From Skin to Liquid 19. Savage Butchery 20. Devoured by Vermin 21. Stripped, Raped and Strangled 22. Disposal of the Body 23. Pounded into Dust 24. Addicted to Vaginal Skin 25. Meathook Sodomy 26. Pit of Zombies 27. Hammer Smashed Face
Brutal-texhnical-shyzoid piece of extremal music with two crazy vocalers present French band ZUBROWSKA. Debut album, "One On Six", includes 12 tracks, musically wide from brutal death metal a-la CRYPTOPSY, DYING FETUS, CEPHALIC CARNAGE to metalcore a-la DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and CONVERGE. CD will be released on 15th of September.
France's satanic death/black group VORKREIST will release their new album "Sabbathical Flesh Possession" on 15th of September. Their music is mix of old school death metal in spirit of ANGEL CORPSE and DIABOLIC and some black influenses, as IMMORTAL and early IMPALED NAZARENE. Tracklist:
1. Dead And Devoted 2. Purified In Hellfire 3. Tread On The Cross 4. At The Side Of The Beast 5. Sabbathical Flesh Possession 6. ThornTorment the Impaled 7. Infernal Communion 8. Iconophobia 9. Dawn Of Terror
New album of Finnish viking metallers EINHERJER, "Blot", will be released on 15th September through new Norwegian label Tabu Recordings. Tracklist: 01. Einherjermarsjen 02. Ironbound 03. Dead Knight's Rite 04. Wolf-Age 05. The Eternally Damned 06. Ware Her Venom 07. Hammar Haus 08. Starkad 09. Ride the Gallows 10. Ingen Grid 11. Berserkergang 12. Venomtongue
28 August Displeased Records will release new album of band MANEGARM, "Dodsfard". Tracklisting:
01. Intro 02. I Evig Tid 03. Ravenous 04. Agirs Vrede 05. Dodsfard 06. Fimbultrollet 07. Daudr 08. Vrede 09. Pagan War 10. Ursjalens Visdom 11. Gillesvisan CD was recorded in Studio Underground in Sweden. It's war viking metal.
Nuclear Blast released coolest DVD - 2xDVD "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1". So, what we have... DVD 1:
1. MANOWAR - Warriors Of The World United 2. HAMMERFALL - Hearts On Fire 3. HELLOWEEN - Just A Little Sign 4. ANTHRAX - Safe Home 5. SOILWORK - Rejection Role 6. BLIND GUARDIAN - The Bard's Song 7. FARMER BOYS - Here Comes The Pain 8. PRIMAL FEAR - Armaggedon 9. TIAMAT - Vote For Love 10. IN FLAMES - Trigger 11. STRATOVARIUS - Eagleheart 12. SONATA ARCTICA - Wolf & Raven 13. MORBID ANGEL - Immortal Rites 14. PARADISE LOST - Say Just Words 15. IRON MAIDEN - Run To The Hills 16. OOMPH! - Supernova 17. SEVENDUST - Live Again 18. CRADLE OF FILTH - Her Ghost In The Fog 19. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD - Relentless 20. SEPULTURA - Bullet The Blue Sky 21. DARKANE - Innocence Gone 22. DAVID SHANKLE GROUP - Ashes To Ashes 23. LACUNA COIL - Heaven's A Lie 24. ENTOMBED - I For An Eye 25. CIRCLE II CIRCLE - Watching In Silence 26. THE HAUNTED - Bury Your Dead 27. EMPEROR - The Loss And Curse Of Reverance 28. KATAKLYSM - Shadows And Dust 29. CHILDREN OF BODOM - Everytime I Die 30. THERION - Summernight City 31. MASTERPLAN - Enlighten me 32. ATROCITY - Taste Of Sin 33. CATHEDRAL - Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)
1. DEATHSTARS - Synthetic Generation 2. MESHUGGAH - Rational Gaze 3. MNEMIC - Ghost 4. RHAPSODY - Power Of The Dragonflame 5. JUDAS PRIEST - Lost And Found 6. DIMMU BORGIR - Puritana 7. BIOHAZARD - Sellout 8. THE GATHERING - Leaves 9. PUNGENT STENCH - Viva La Muerte 10. DANZIG - Five Finger Crawl 11. AMORPHIS - Alone 12. KREATOR - Violent Revolution 13. THUNDERSTONE - Virus 14. CARCASS - No Love Lost 15. CREMATORY - Tears Of Time 16. BLUDGEON - Stained In Blood 17. SINISTER - Leviathan
Except all these you'll get audio, photogallery and many many more...
TARTHARIA's "A Secret Device" release date is 28 October 2003 through Crash Music Inc. Debut TARTHARIA material recorded and mixed at ASTIA Studio with Anssi Kippo as Sound Producer (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, To/Die/For) and mastered at Finnvox Studio with Mika Jussilla (April, 2003). The debut is entitled "A Secret Device" and musically strikes the black/death line with tender keyboards.
New album of Moscow-based black collective RADIGOST soon will be release on Russian label Stygian Crypt Productions. The recording of "For the honor of our truth... For the honor of our faith" is already finished. One song - The Sacred Aim of Humanity' you can download here' . Tracklist: 1. For the Honor of Our Truth… For the Honor of Our Faith... 2. V Serdtse Bitvy (In the Heart of Battle) 3. The Sacred Aim of Humanity 4. Maestus 5. Puti Bogov (Paths of the Gods) 6. Thousands Years of Darkness 7. Woodlands 8. Nebesnoye Plamia (Celestial Flame) 9. Blood and Grief
Nikolaev(Ukraine)-based grind project SAPONIFICATION, featured two members of brutal death band LIFE DENIAL Max and Vaal, recently recorded their debut album "Paraxysm". Almost 30 min. of brutallest music, you could ever heared. "It is the brutallest 2003' Ukraine's release!" - says Max - "It featured 11 braingrinding and awfully ugly tracks. If you've heared DISGORGE or something like that - that's pops!" We've got the permission from band to post some tracks for downloading: Paraxysm (Part I)' , 1:21 - 1.3 MB Mechanical Asphyx' , 4:00 - 3.7 MB Reticulepericardite' , 0:04 - 3.6 MB
New album of Finland's IMPALED NAZARENE, "All That You Fear", with total running time 42:45. will be released world wide on 3rd of November 2003. Recorded at Astia studio with Anssi Kippo and mixed at Finnvox studio by Mikko Karmila. Final track listing is: 01. Kohta Ei Naura Enaa Jeesuskaan 02. Armageddon Death Squad 03. The Endless War 04. The Maggot Crusher 05. Curse Of The Dead Medusa 06. Suffer In Silence 07. Halo Of Flies 08. Recreate Thru Hate 09. Goat Seeds Of Doom 10. Even More Pain 11. Tribulation Hell 12. Urgent Need To Kill 13. All That You Fear
Tim Owens finally decided to become permanent vocalist of ICED EARTH. Jon Shaffer posted a message on band's official website:
"Greetings! Well everyone, it is official. Tim Owens is the new frontman and lead vocalist of Iced Earth and I couldn't be happier! There is no doubt that fate has played a big part in our lives in these last few months and I truly beleive that this is the way it was meant to be. Everything happens for a reason!! Tim did an outstanding job on this record. In 5 very relaxed days he nailed the parts, and I mean NAILED them, and I don't think I've ever laughed as much and had as much fun in the studio before. He is definitely bringing new life into the band and the future looks very bright for us as a team."
Hard Rock festival COREFEST - follower of THE GREAT COMMANDMENT FEST (since 1998, 28 festival acts, took part 58 bands from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovaky, biggest: September 2000 ("Zelenyy teatr", Hydropark, 1100 persons), October 2001 ("Zelenyy teatr", Hydropark, 1500 persons) and MONSTERS of ROCK.RU (July 2002, show-park "Obolon", 1800 persons). First COREFEST will present elite of Ukrainian heavy music - groups TE DEUM, CONQUEST, BORSHCH, INFERNO, special guests - legendary Austria's band PUNGENT STENCH, chill-out in style dark and night marathon with young groups from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus. Before the concert will be press-conferention for mass-media representants. Organized by record-label COREZONE. Main participants:
PUNGENT STENCH - Headliners of fest. Legendary band from Austria, "fathers" of European gore metal - most skandal style in extremal music of 90s. At first time in CIS! TE DEUM - For today absolut leaders of Ukrainian heavy metal scene. Band N1. Cult. BORSHH - Super-trio of musicians from VV and TNMK. Angry hard rock with elements of psycho-punk and hopak. 100% sound terror. Fight "wall vs wall" between RAMMSTEIN and MOTORHEAD. CONQUEST - Coolest melodic power metal from Kharkiv. Debut CD "Endless Power" (2002) - absolut recordbraker of independent "metal" sales in Russia. 2003 - album reissues in Brazil though biggest local metal label Megahard Records and get 18th place in Latin America metal charts. Concert superhit - cover song of V.Ivasyuk song "Chervona Ruta". INFERNO - Patriarchs of Ukrainian gothic metal. With performance at COREFEST finish mini-tour in support of new album "Ne Angely" ("Not Angels"). Erotic show in red-black colours.
Media-partners: STB, ENTER, BIZ TV, MOLOKO, X3M, AFISHA, POWER FM, RADIO ROCKS, Russian and Belarussian special mus. press.
Finland-based blackers AZAGHAL finished recording their MCD. "Kyy" will be released in October through Norway's Aftermath Music. Debut album, entitled "Perkeleen Luoma", due in long winter. Videoclip for song "Kyy" will be included to forthcoming CD.
"Pascal and Alex are no longer members of SINISTER. Ron v/d Polder is now our new permanent guitarplayer, he wrote "Cross The Styx", and also the latest album "Savage Or Grace". We already are working on the next album for Sinister called "Heaven Termination".", according to post on band's ofiicial website. In other news Ron, Aad and Rachel starded a few months ago their project band called INFINITED HATE its sick death metal, they already have all there songs finished. When it will come out and on which label we will youtell later. Tracklist: 1. Haunting Noises 2. Bound By Hate 3. Arrival Of Doom 4. Dreadful Gore 5. Built For The Kill 6. Primative Butchery 7. Tribute To The Dead 8. Terminal Conclusion
Brutal grinding death metal brigade EVISCIUM from Pittsburg (USA) will release through Polish label Still Dead Productions 6-tracks MCD "Underneath The Buried", where 3 songs from demo, remasteres with new vocal, and 3 new. Tracklist: 1. Buzzard Feeding Frenzy 2. Underneath The Buried 3. Relapse Into Darkness 4. Cannibal Jihad 5. Ribspreader 6. Unmarked Grave
Band featuers guitarist/vocalist Mark Mastro (ex-ROTTREVORE), guitarist John Scagline, drummer Jared Altamare and on bass Sharon Baskovsky (DERKETA).
Changes of line-up in Italy's GRAVEWORM. Guitarist Stefan Unterpertinger left the collective, he was replaced by Lukas, who earlier helped the band on bass (in last tour with AGATHODAIMON). New bassist became Harry, who was earlier guitarist of group, and also was one of the fouders of GRAVEWORM.
HYPOCRISY currently are working hardly, recording their new album. Workname - "The Arrival" and according to Peter Tagtren music will be the mix of 1996's "Abducted" nd 1999's "Hypocrisy". There aren't names of songs, because they will be think up during the recording, musicians even don't know, how many compositions will be on album. Album is tenatively will be released in January/February 2004. In other news, HYPOCRISY will be on North American tour in November with DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, NEVERMORE, where band HYPOCRISY will play one or some new songs.
Norway's MADDER MORTEM have parted ways with bassist Paul (Pal Mozart Bjorke) and guitarist Eirik Ulvo Langnes. "Paul wanted to quit in order to be able to concentrate on his son 100% and also live a more 'normal' life compared to the rather 'abnormal' MADDER lifestyle," according to a post on the band's web site, while "with Eirik, we felt that it didn't work out like it should musically anymore, and it seemed like he didn't feel as comfortable playing in this band as much as the rest of us." Paul's final performance with the group took place at Elveblest in Arnes on Saturday, August 16. The gig also featured the live debut of the band's as-yet-undisclosed new guitarist. MADDER MORTEM, whose last album, "Deadlands", was released in Europe in October 2002 through Century Media Records, are "alive and already kicking it with a new guitarist and bass player, writing songs for the [group's] upcoming album. We have a new groove within the band and we're going to give the next album 150% priority until we'e done with it! "The names of the new guitar player and bassist will be announced shortly, we just want to get some photos taken, so that you can see their incredibly handsome faces."
FISSION, the new "melodic thrash" band featuring BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) and VINTERSORG live session drummer Benny "Hagge" Hagglund, have inked a deal with Napalm Records for the release of their debut album, tentatively due in early 2004. "It's heavy and hard, still harmonious and melodic," says Vintersorg. "I'm very impressed with the songs we've done so far." As previously reported, BORKNAGAR are hard at work at Toproom and Fagerborg Studios with producer Borge Finstad (MAYHEM, SOLEFALD) recording the follow-up to 2001's "Empiricism", due in early 2004 through Century Media Records.
Danish death-thrashers HATESPHERE have posted a couple of video clips from their recent show at KB in Malmo, Sweden. Check them out: Live' Backstage ' Also available are several live photos from a gig at Zeche Carl in Essen, Germany. View them. As previously reported, HATESPHERE will enter the studio the first weekend in September to record a couple of cover songs plus a brand new track. In addition, they will mix three or four live songs which were recorded at their hometown show earlier this year. The whole package will be released as a mini-CD through Italy's Scarlet Records in December. Immediately following the EP recording/mixing sessions, HATESPHERE will focus on writing new material for the group's next studio album, tentatively due in early 2004.
Sweden's CENTINEX have revised the track listing for their forthcoming album, "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos", tentatively due in early 2004 through Candlelight Records. The complete track listing for "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos" is as follows: 1. Arrival Of The Spectrum Obscure 2. Misanthropic Darkzone 3. Hollowsphere 4. Target: Dimension XII 5. Deathstar Unmasked 6. A Dynasty Of Obediance (Instrumental) 7. Mechanical Future 8. Cold Deep Supremacy 9. New World Odyssey In other news, CENTINEX have parted ways with drummer Kennet Englund and are currently seeking a replacement. No reason was given for Englund's departure.