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  • (12.19) The next Deftones album should be out April 27, 2010. This album is the first with stand-in bassist Sergio Vega. The album that was almost completed with Chi on bass has been shelved and the band may complete it at some future date.
  • (12.19) Ozzy Osbourne has set "Soul Sucka" as the title of his next album, which should be out June 2010.
  • (12.18) A new Rob Zombie track entitled 'Burn' (which will appear on his new album) is available for free download here (free e-mail sign-up required).
  • (12.17) Rob Zombie's 'Hellbilly Deluxe 2' will now come out on February 2, 2010.
  • (12.17) Whitechapel will enter Audiohammer studios in Sanford, Florida on December 27 with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, The Black Dahlia Murder, Chimaira, Devildriver) to begin recording their third album for a late spring/early summer release via Metal Blade Records.
  • (12.15) It's apparently been confirmed. Check out the Metallica website..."You've been posting and chatting about it for months and we're here now to confirm it . . . Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax will all share the same stage for the first time EVER! Look for the four of us at the Sonisphere shows in Warsaw, Poland and Prague, Czech Republic on June 16 and 19, 2010, with a few more of the festival dates still in the works. You can be sure these shows won't be the only ones." (12.11) Suicide Silence will have entire issue of a Guitar World publication dedicated solely to them. "Suicide Silence: The Deluxe Guitar And Bass Tablature Collection" will have 10 complete song transcriptions. All Tabs feature full guitar and bass parts and lyrics. Go here for ordering info.
  • (12.10) The Red Shore have inked a deal with the Australian branch of Roadrunner Records.
  • (12.09) Go here to listen to the new song 'Without Knowing Beyond' off the new Synperium album, due out early next year.
  • (12.09) Immolation have set "Majesty And Decay" as the title of their eighth album, due on March 9, 2010 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
  • (12.09) Machine Head have finally started writing music for their next album. The band will also release a DVD of their 4 year touring cycle for "The Blackening".
  • (12.08) Meshuggah will release their concert DVD+CD digipack, "Alive", on February 5 in Europe and February 9 in the U.S. Expect 105 minutes of footage on the DVD and more than 60 minutes of music on CD. Here's the track listing: CD: 1) 'Perpetual Black Second (Tokyo)' 2) 'Electric Red' 3) 'Rational Gaze' 4) 'Pravus' 5) 'Lethargica' 6) 'Combustion' 7) 'Straws Pulled At Random' 8) 'New Millenium Cyanide Christ' 9) 'Stengah' 10) 'The Mouth Licking What You've Bled' 11) 'Humiliative' 12) 'Bleed'. DVD: 1) 'Begin' 2) 'Perpetual Black Second (Tokyo)' 3) 'Twenty Two Hours' 4) 'Pravus (Tokyo)' 5) 'Dissemination' 6) 'Bleed (NYC)' 7) 'Ritual' 8) 'New Millenium Cyanide Christ (Montreal)' 9) 'Cleanse' 10) 'Stengah (Montreal)' 11) 'The Mouth Licking What You've Bled (Montreal)' 12) 'Machine' 13) 'Electric Red (Tokyo)' 14) 'Solidarius' 15) 'Rational Gaze (Tokyo)' 16) 'Moment' 17) 'Lethargica (Toronto)' 18) 'Communicate' 19) 'Combustion (Toronto)' 20) 'Humiliative (Montreal)' 21) 'Infinitum' 22) 'Straws Pulled At Random (Toronto)' 23) 'End'. Bonus: 1) 'Bleed' Music Video 2) The Making Of 'Bleed' 3) Micha Guitar Tour 4) Tomas Drum Tour
  • (12.08) Go here to see a 30min clip of the Dying Fetus concert in Montreal.
  • (12.05) Aborted have announce their new lineup, featuring Sven De Caluwé on vocals (the only member left from previous albums), Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, Scarve) on drums, Eran Segal (ex-They Swarm/Whorecore) and Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams) on guitar and Cole Martinez (System Divide) on bass. The band has been working on new material for the past few months and has recorded a brand new five-track EP entitled, "Coronary Reconstruction". The effort will be released digitally before the end of the year via Century Media, and in a limited run of 1,000 copies by the bandmembers themselves exclusively through Indiemerch. Go here to see the cover artwork. And go here for more info.
  • (12.02) Five Star Prison Cell's new album should be out in early 2010.
  • (12.02) Carcass will release a new Live mini EP from their tour back in 1992 called "Carcass - Pungent Excruciation Live 1992 EP - Mini-CD". Go here for ordering info.
  • (12.02) Project: Failing Flesh are mixing their new album "Count Back From Ten".
  • (12.02) Through The Eyes Of The Dead has posted a new song, titled 'The Manifest', on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's third full-length album, "Skepsis", which is scheduled for release on February 2, 2010 via Prosthetic Records.


Having been credited with the creation of the grindcore genre, many people will claim that Napalm Death are among the most influential bands in the world of extreme metal and some people will go so far as to say they were the last band from Great Britain to have a signifficant impact on the world of metal. Like many great British metal bands such as Judas Priest and Black Sabbath, Napalm Death were formed in the Midlands area of England, starting up in 1981 in the village of Meriden, just outside of Birmingham. The band recorded a four song demo in 1982 and continued to perform regularly until towards the end of 1983 when they imposed a hiatus of sorts, with only one concert being performed in 1984 (a benefit show for the striking mine workers.) The band would return permanently in 1985 and performed many shows at their local pub The Murmaid, which was known to host hardcore matinees on the weekend. The band achieved a stable line up when drummer Mick Harris joined the group, complimenting the guitar sounds of Justin Broadrick and bass player/vocalist Nic Bullen. This lineup of the band recorded the first half of the now classic album, "Scum" in 1986, however before they could record the B-side to the album, both Broadrick and Bullen left the band. Harris recruited Bill Steer (later of Carcass fame) on guitar, bass player Jim Whitely and friend of the band, Lee Dorrian to join as the groups new singer, even though he had never sang before. This lineup recorded the second half of "Scum," completing what is now regarded as a classic in the field of extreme metal. The band replaced Whitely with bass player Shane Embury and recorded their second album, "From Enslavement To Obliteration" which was released in October of 1988 before Steer left the band to focus on Carcass full time and Dorrian quit to form the now legendary doom metal band, Cathedral.

The band recruited vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, of the British death metal outfit Benediction and their first international members in the form of Mexican guitarist Jesse Pintado, who had previously been known as the guitarist and founding member of Terrorizer and second guitarist Mitch Harris (who is from the United States of America) after touring with Bolt Thrower, Carcass and Morbid Angel. This lineup of the band recorded only one album, "Harmony Corruption" before Mick Harris decided to leave the band to form Scorn, leaving no members of the "Scum" lineup left. Napalm Death replaced him with American drummer Danny Herrera. These band members would then continue throughout the the 1990's recording eight albums together (Greenway was briefly fired from the band in 1996 and replaced with Extreme Noise Terror vocalist Phil Vane and while Vane never recorded with Napalm Death, Greenway recorded vocals for the Extreme Noise Terror album, "Damage 381" before returning to Napalm Death following the dismissal of Vane.)

In 2004, Jesse Pintado left the band and Napalm Death has since continued as a four-piece, releasing a string of critically acclaimed albums in the form of "The Code Is Red... Long Live The Code," "Smear Campaign" and most recently, "Time Waits For No Slave." Jesse Pintado sadly passed away in a hospital in Holland in 2006, after suffering from a liver failure. Napalm Death are a unique band because not only are they themselves regarded as hugely influential, but so are practically every band related to them. Lee Dorrian's Cathedral have become known as one of the best doom metal bands of all time and Bill Steer's Carcass has similarly been recognised as one of the greatest death metal bands in history. Justin Broadrick's bands Godflesh and Jesu have become recognised as influential and groundbreaking and even bands that only had small links to the band such as Extreme Noise Terror and Terrorizer have since become known as legends in the field of grindcore. While Napalm Death are often imitated, they are, as they say, never duplicated.


Hellhound80s underground thrash metallers HELLHOUND have reformed and are currently recording their first new material in over 20 years.

The band will perform new and classic songs during its January 9, 2010 concert at the Venuez in Santa Clara, California.

Formed in the early '80s and based in San Francisco's South Bay area, HELLHOUND developed concurrently but independently of North and East Bay acts such as LEGACY, DEATH ANGEL, FORBIDDEN EVIL and HEATHEN. HELLHOUND eventually shared stages with all these bands during the thriving thrash scene of the mid-Eighties. Before disbanding in 1988, they had played shows with the likes of SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX.

Since its untimely demise, HELLHOUND has built a strong cult following due to CD releases of their classic demo tapes. It was after the most recent release, on Stormspell Records, that four out of the five original members decided to finally reunite and expose a new generation of metal fans to the music of HELLHOUND.

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Mick Cocks, the guitarist of Australian rock legends Rose Tattoo, has lost his battle cancer and sadly passed away today (December 22nd.) He had been diagnosed with the cancer of the liver in April of this year. Earlier this year in July, Rose Tattoo performed a benefit show at the Enmore Theatre to help Cocks out.

Varg Vikernes, the man behind the legendary one man black metal band Burzum, has announced that he will be answering questions that are submitted to him by fans. A message from his website's webmaster reads as follows:

"From now on an interview with Varg Vikernes is being prepared, which will be coincided with the release of the upcoming Belus album in March 2010. Within a month I expect various questions from you which you can send to (with a subject: Question For Varg Vikernes). But only most exciting, unique and surprising questions will be forwarded to Varg Vikernes. Think your questions over carefully, you have enough time for this. Please don't forget to add your details, such as real name/surname (if possible), edition (if you are a representing journalist), country and location.

"A lot of messages are expected, thus I may not have a possibility to reply and comment each message from you. But don't worry: if your message hasn't returned, then it's read and aggregated. The results of the interview will be published on the site."


Varg Vikernes, the notorious leader of the one man black metal band Burzum, has posted a message on his website in which he questions the forthcoming movie based on the book, "Lords Of Chaos," which is about the early Norwegian black metal scene. His message reads as follows:

"The first question that came into my mind when I heard about the plans for a Lords of Chaos movie was 'why'? Why on earth would anyone want to make a film based on that worthless book? How is it even possible when the book is made up of nothing but a number of inaccurate interviews, supplemented by unfounded claims and meaningless and utterly ignorant theories by the writers? When I saw that I was a character in the movie I was even more puzzled, and my next question was naturally; "can they even do that?" They never asked for my permission to use my name or my story.

"Now, they are apparently basing the story of this movie not on my story, but on the Lords of Chaos story. Unfortunately the Lords of Chaos story is not only nonsense; incoherent and utterly contradictive, but it is also very lacking in information regarding the lives and traits of the individuals to be included as characters in the movie. One could easily think that this would make it impossible for anybody to make a movie based on this book, but of course if you simply fill in the holes yourself...

"As I write this I am smiling, because this is funny. In a bizarre and weird kind of way it really is. They base it on a fictional story that is based on real events and poorly written by two ignorant amateurs, then write a script without ever talking to anyone who might know something about the story the two ignorant amateurs base their story on, and then have a few more Hollywood individuals re-write the script a few times, to make it fit into the Hollywood-mold, of course. What are we left with? Well; another Hollywood movie "based on real events", of course. (You don't actually think the other Hollywood movies "based on real events" are any better, do you!?)

"I honestly couldn't care less about what this movie might do to the contemporary Black Metal scene, or what it might do to any other metal scene for that sake, so I am not even going to discuss that. Being an egocentric and egotistical bastard I naturally only care about what this movie might do to me, and you know what? It cannot hurt me, no matter what. It can only increase my market value, so to speak, making it easier for me to sell more albums, publish and sell more books, and so forth, so... It'll give me even more freedom to do what I want. If I want to I can always tell the true story myself, later on, and even more individuals will be interested in the true story if these guys make the movie. I don't know if they have considered this, or if they care at all, but this is a fact."

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Canadian heavy metal outfit Anvil has announced that they will be performing a special rendition of Jewish holiday song, "Hannukah! Hannukah!" for CBC's upcoming The Hour Holiday Special. The show will air at 9:00pm on December 21st, with a repeat of the show being aired on December 24th at 11:00pm.
Drummer Troy Young was found dead in his Brooklyn, NY apartment on December 11th. The musician, who had worked with Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato in the band Spylacopa, was shot in the left shoulder and then the bullet passed through his heart. No arrests have been made yet as the NYPD investigates.
A video recently surfaced of Marduk vocalist Daniel "Mortuus" Rosten slamming a fan who got on stage on their December 6th in San Francisco's DNA Lounge. Put in context of the recent attempt of a fan to light a bible on fire and subsequent pepper spraying incident, perhaps this is a reasonable overreaction.

On December 19, 2009, New Jersey thrashers Whiplash will play a benefit concert for Morgan Harrington, the missing 20-year-old student from Virginia Tech. Harrington was last seen on October 17th near the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia following a Metallica concert. The event is being held at The Canal Club in Richmond, Virginia and aims to raise awareness of Morgan's disappearance and support the Harrington family's ongoing search to find her. All proceeds will go to the Find Morgan website. Other bands on the bill include Dangerous New Machine, At War, and The Chaos Agent. View the show poster here.

Whiplash will also perform a special album release show in honor of their recently unleashed "Unborn Again" full-length at Heavy Metal: The Bar, in Garfield, New Jersey, on December 18, 2009. All-night giveaways will include CDs, T-shirts, the Whiplash 25th Anniversary Hot Sauce Collection and a Jackson Kelly guitar, autographed by the band.


Laaz Rockit
Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area metallers LAAZ ROCKIT will headline the Bay Area Thrash Revival event on January 23, 2010 at The Venuez in Santa Clara, California on January 23, 2010. Also scheduled to appear are ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT, BECOMING and OR30, among others.

LAAZ ROCKIT's latest album, "Left for Dead", was released on July 25, 2008 via Germany's Massacre Records. The CD was produced by former LAAZ ROCKIT member Scott Sargeant (who also makes a guest appearance) and Juan Urteaga.


Bomb Threat
Brazilian thrashers Bomb Threat has made a new song available for streaming through their MySpace site. The song will feauture on an upcoming split release with fellow Brazilians M.A.C.E.


Rise To Fall
RISE TO FALL has signed with Coroner Records. The bands debut album "Restore the Balance", are scheduled for release on Feb. 22nd 2010.


Laments Of Silence
Tarragona (Spain) based band Laments Of Silence has just announced his signing with the Italian label My Kingdom Music.


Slovenian thrashers THRAW have just released their new EP, which is available here:[2009_flac_full_promo_pack].rar



On Jan.15th 2010, Area Death Productions will release "Thrashology", a collection of demos by 80's New Jersey thrash band MIDIAN. It will be a 2 CD set and will feature Midian's two demos "The Last War" (1990), "First Impressions" (1991), an unreleased demo, live and rehearsal recordings, both Mercenari (pre-Midian) demos, and live Midian videos. For further info contact Chris Hawkins at:


ExodusEXODUS, one of thrash metal's seminal bands responsible for the birth and development of the genre, has named its ninth studio album "Exhibit B: The Human Condition". The band is currently recording in Northern California with acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR) for a spring 2010 release via Nuclear Blast Records.


Human Demise - The Odditorium CD (Deluxe Digipack)
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Lost World Order

German Thrashers LOST WORLD ORDER will release their new album "Marauders" on vinyl, in early 2010.
You can download the whole album from their website now.


Dark Order

Australia Thrashers DARK ORDER are about to release their third album "Cold War of the Condor" in early 2010. The first song "Dissension of the Raptor" is up on their myspace site.

++ columnist David S. Grant (aka Rockstar_Scribbler) has released his latest book, "Rock Stars: The rise, fall, and rise of 80s glam frontmen into pop culture." "Rock Stars" is a look back and forward with the glam metal singers from the eighties. Accompanied by illustrations of each singer (courtesy of by Joel Gwidt), "Rock Stars" takes a tongue-in-cheek look at both the careers and music created during this time.

Here are some excerpts from the book:

"...Wearing tight acid washed jeans, Jon Bon Jovi made no qualms about putting "pop" back into rock. Videos focused on his ass made it appear there was an unspoken jeans rivalry between Jon and Joe Elliot of Def Lepard..."

"...I have to rethink everything regarding Rob Halford since he came out of the closet, turning from ferocious front man of Judas Priest to fierce. In hindsight there were signs. The video for "Hot Rockin" was pretty much just a bunch of guys working out in a gym. Hello!!..."

"...Sebastian Bach and Skid Row made music for the kids smoking cigarettes behind the school. Music for the kids that owned denim jackets, but didn't have the money for fancy patches (instead, forced to scribble SKID ROW across the back with a black Sharpie). Essentially, Sebastian Bach made music for the bad kid in The Breakfast Club..."

The book features twenty-eight mini-profiles detailing strengths, weaknesses, and X factors ranging from Kip Winger's hair, David Lee Roth's use of the microphone, to Bret Michaels reality series comeback. Think Behind The Music on cocaine.

You can purchase "Rock Stars: The rise, fall, and rise of 80s glam frontmen into pop culture" here.


Drummer Jason Gagovski of Sweet Cobra has issued the following statement about the death of guitarist Mat Arluck:

"MATTHEW ALLEN ARLUCK, 1970–2009. It is with the heaviest of hearts we announce that Matthew Allen Arluck passed away on November 26, 2009 after a hard fought battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family at their home near Seattle.



Lost World Order

German Thrashers LOST WORLD ORDER will release their new album "Marauders" on vinyl, in early 2010.
You can download the whole album from their website now.



The promo single "Warning Hell" is now up on the band`s website. You can download the song and the artwork from there. The track is from the upcoming album "Modern Beast", which will be released by Marquee Records in January 2010.


OverkillNJ Thrash legends OVERKILL have announced their signature 25th Anniversary tour entitled KILLFEST 2010. The tour will span the length of the U.S., hitting spots in Canada with one final show at New York City's Nokia Theater. Support duties coming from VADER, GOD DETHRONED, WARBINGER, EVILE and WOE OF TYRANTS.

 Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth says, "The road never ends, and that's a good thing kids! We've all been tearing this up for over 25 years now and still going strong. April it starts again and this time it's IRONBOUND, live and in your face, let the games begin!!!!!!!!"


Dr. Mikannibal of Japanese metallers Sigh is sharing her Habanero Gyudon recipe with the world in the new cookbook "Hellbent For Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook." The book, which was put together by Annick "Morbid Chef" Giroux, is now available from Bazillion Points Books. "Hellbent For Cooking" features 101 entries from 32 countries and includes entries from bands such as Thin Lizzy, Anthrax, Destruction, Possessed, Obituary, Accept, Doro, Gwar, Toxic Holocaust, EyeHateGod, Saint Vitus, Amebix, Melechesh, Cauldron, Uriah Heep, and more. About 30% of the entries are vegetarian. More info on the cookbook can be found at this location.

Former MARRIED… WITH CHILDREN star KATEY SAGAL has revealed she is one of the thousands of women KISS star GENE SIMMONS claims to have bedded.

In a recent update, former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley has revealed that his solo band was recently harassed and attacked after performing a concert in Agrino, Greece. Two men reportedly hit a member of the band's entourage with their scooter before following them back to their van and throwing a brick through their window. An account from Bayley himself reads as follows:

"Agrinio was crazy - a really intimate packed-out gig with plenty of crazy fans and the odd crowd-surfer.

"After the fantastic gig we stopped on the way back to the hotel at a late-night pie shop. I was talking to support act Fury UK's manager when two drugged-up youths on a scooter drove towards him.

"I grabbed him out of the way so he wasn't hurt, just dazed. The scooter boys seemed to think it was our fault - but we'd been standing at the side of the road and they were coming at us at 30 miles an hour.

"It didn't stop there - they followed our van, and at traffic lights the weedy-looking one on the back managed to throw a large brick, shattering the side window and narrowly missing our manager. Lucky for us, no one was seriously hurt. The cowards ran away before we could clobber them. It was a horrible end to a great night.

"Now all the money from the gig goes towards replacing the van window. It hasn't put me off Greece - but I never thought pies would be so dangerous."



  • (11.29) Go here to listen to the first track, 'Diesel Uterus', off the new Mnemic album "Sons Of The System".
  • (11.29) Diabolic have completed work on their fifth full-length album, "Excisions of Exorcisms", for a tentative February/March 2010 release via an as-yet-undisclosed label.
  • (11.24) "Live Xecution - Party.San 2008", the new concert DVD from Obituary, will receive a U.S. release in January 2010 via Regain.
    (11.19) Morbid Angel have inked a worlwide deal (excluding Japan) with France's Season of Mist. They expect to release their new album in 2010.
  • (11.19) Go here to read about all the bonus tracks on all the different versions of Mnemic's new album.
  • (11.18) Testament's "The Formation of Damnation" will be reissued with a bonus CD that contains live renditions of the classics 'The New Order', 'Practice What You Preach' and 'Souls Of Black'. The tracks will also feature enhanced video clips recorded in Alcatraz for their MTV special "52/52" campaign feature as well as the music video for 'More Than Meets The Eye'. This special album re-release with bonus material will be in stores on February 23.
  • (11.18) Misery Index has roughly nine songs finished, and will record their fourth full-length album in January. Their discography collection of splits and EPs, entitled "Pulling Out The Nails", will feature 30 tracks, and include all non-album material from 2001-2008, including the 'Overthrow' and 'Dissent' EPs, as well as the splits with Structure Of Lies, Commit Suicide, Mumakil, and Bathtub Shitter, the 'Hang 'Em High' 7", live tracks, bonus covers etc. The compilation was remastered by Scott Hull this year, and will be available in January on CD through the band's own Anarchos Records.
  • (11.17) Immolation have finished recording their eighth album.
  • (11.12) "Those Whom The Gods Detest", the new album from Nile, sold 3,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 160 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 3 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart.
  • (11.12) A bunch of Slayer sales facts. Their new album, "World Painted Blood", sold 41,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 12 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's last CD, "Christ Illusion", opened with more than 62,000 units to debut at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart. Slayer's 2001 album, "God Hates Us All", registered a first-week tally of 51,000 to land at No. 28, and has so far sold 319,000 copies. 1998's "Diabolus In Musica" opened with 46,000 units, debuting at No. 31, and has so far sold 306,000 copies. 1994's "Divine Intervention" was No. 8 after moving 93,000 copies of that album in its first week.
  • (11.11) According to a new online post by Devildriver bassist Jon Miller, the band has six songs "in the bag" for the group's forthcoming album, which they "are looking to record sooner than later."
  • (11.10) Go here to see the cover artwork to the new Fear Factory album.
  • (11.10) Mnemic will release their fourth studio album, "Sons Of The System", on January 15, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
  • (11.08) Go here to listen to the track 'Powershifter' off the new Fear Factory album.
  • (11.07) Fear Factory, featuring original FF members Dino Cazares (guitar) and Burton C. Bell (vocals) alongside bassist Byron Stroud and drummer Gene Hoglan will release its new studio album, "Mechanize", on February 9, 2010 via Candlelight Records.
  • (11.07) Guitarist Gio Geraca (Upon Infliction, Evil Amidst, Wykked Witch, Crucifeast) will be taking over bass duties for Malevolent Creation for the band's upcoming tours. He is also expect to contribute material to their forthcoming 11th studio album, which is tentatively due next year.
  • (11.05) Go here to see the cover artwork to the new Mnemic album.
  • (11.05) "Fed Through the Teeth Machine", the fourth full-length album from The Red Chord, sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 180 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 6 on the Top New Artist Albums chart.
  • (11.05) "The Great Misdirect", the new album from Between The Buried And Me, sold 13,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 36 on The Billboard 200 chart.
  • (11.02) Go here to see the cover artwork to the new Arsis album.
  • (11.02) Meshuggah will release its long-awaited concert DVD on February 5 in Europe and February 9 in the U.S.
  • (11.02) Go here to see some really good clips of Immolation drummer Steve Shalaty laying down tracks for the new album. The album should be out March 10th 2010.
  • (11.02) Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling has rejoined Pestilence after a 15-year break. Thesseling, known for his six-string fretless signature, played on Pestilence's fourth album, "Spheres". Pestilence guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli: "I'm very happy to welcome Jeroen once more to the Pestilence camp. [...] Also, I would like to stress that, by no means this collaboration with Jeroen will result in a 'Spheres' part 2, since this is not our goal. Our goal is to create the most brutal and technical Pestilence album ever. I'm currently composing new songs with the eight-string Ibanez, which will give Pestilence a new dimension in our own style. Key words: low, chuncky and a-tonal morbidity!!! So be ready to be blown away!!!"




Within Isolation / The Best Laid Schemes Of Mice and Men / Colditz / The Sea Inside

EP Released January 25th 2010

Available via download (iTunes and Amazon) 

Steve Sylvester, legendary shouter of Death SS, is working at a new thrilling project.

It's a movie titled "The Devil's Graal"!

Steve is backed by Tsade (Guru of Darkness) and Culto Prietsu (former member of Mayhem). The technical side of project is handled by Extreme Video (

You can watch a bloodish trailer by clicking on:
Check out the new releases by JSR merchandising here.

Zakk Wylde toappear in new movie 'Bones'.


Three songs from the upcoming album "Bloodrush" (see artwork above) are now on their myspace site - "SadSong", "Disneyland" and "Mega City".


Brazilian Thrashers REVIOLENCE are about to release their new album "Modern Beast" in January 2010. They have signed with Marquee Records.

The album contains 13 tracks and new songs will go online on their myspace the next days.

Reunited California metallers DÉTENTE — featuring original members Dennis Butler (drums), Caleb Quinn (guitar) and Steve Hochheiser (bass) — have parted ways with vocalist Ann Boleyn (HELLION) and have replaced her with Tiina Teal.
Ronnie James Dio diagnosed with stomach cancer

Metal Blade records has sent us the following statement:
System DivideMetal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of extreme modern metal act SYSTEM DIVIDE, featuring Sven De Caluwe (Aborted) and Miri Milman (ex-Distorted) on vocals, Cole Martinez (ex-Years Of Fire, Antenora) and Joseph Spiller (ex-The Binary Code) on guitars, Andrew Lenthe (Antenora) on bass, and Mike Heller (Malignancy) on drums. SYSTEM DIVIDE has already completed a video for the song The Apex Doctrine off the bands current EP, which will also be on the band’s full-length Metal Blade debut. Check out a trailer for the new video below and be sure to head over to SYSTEM DIVIDE’s MySpace page to listen to the tracks The Apex Doctrine and (n)Ether.


Photo of Burzum

Varg Vikernes of Burzum, who was recently released from prison in Norway, has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album titled "The White God:"

"As You might already know, my dear ladies and gentlemen, and others individuals too, I am no friend of the modern so-called Black Metal culture. It is a tasteless, low-brow parody of Norwegian so-called Black Metal anno 1991-1992, and if it was up to me it would meet its dishonourable end as soon as possible. However, rather than abandon my own music, only because others have soiled its name by claiming to have something in common with it, I will stick to it. The ‘black metallers’ will probably continue to ‘get loaded’, ‘get high’, and in all other manners too behave like the stereotypical Negro; they will probably continue to get foreign tribal tattoos, dress, walk, talk, look and act like homosexuals, and so forth. Some of the ‘black metallers’, their fans and accomplices will probably even continue to pretend - and actually believe - they have something in common with Burzum, but let me assure You; they don't! I play what can be described as some sort of metal music, all right, and they do too, but the similarities ends there. Freud wrote books. Tolkien wrote books. The similarities ends there.

"Why more of Burzum? Well, I am what I am; a musician. Musicians produce music, when they can, and now I can; I am no longer imprisoned by the criminal anti-Norwegian regime in Norway. Will my music be any good? My guess is that if You like Burzum You like Burzum. If You don't You don't. I do try to change all the time, but most of the time I fail, and many appreciate that. Others don't.

"The coming album is called ‘Den Hvite Guden’ (The White God) and is a musical and lyrical description of the the White God (alias Apollon, Baldr, Belenus, Belus, Bragi, Byelobog, Jarilo, et cetera) and the annual events of his life. I describe the stories of the myths like they could have been before they were myths, by presenting to You bits and pieces of the sorcery and religion of ancient Europe (more elaborately described in my unpublished book ‘Trolldom og Religion i Oldtidens Skandinavia’ [Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Scandinavia]). It is not intended for play the ‘low-brow metal’ style, but instead I imagine a listener willing to sit down, ideally in solitude, and think for a minute, about the White God and our forebears, whether they were Picto-British, Finnish, Gallic, Greek, Roman, Scandinavian, Scytho-Slavic, Daco-Thrakian or whatever, and about their magnificent, intelligent, positive, beautiful, healthy and strong culture. I try to help You create an image of this with the help of Your own mind, by offering a few clues and guidelines. The album is political only in the way that it offers an alternative to the depravity offered to us by the intrusive popular culture and the commercial entertainment industry - and by modern so-called Black Metal, for that sake.

"The début album was intentionally anti-commercial and anti-Death Metal, the ‘Det Som Engang Var’ album was experimental, the ‘Hvis Lyset Tar Oss’ album was intentionally monotonous and ritual, the ‘Filosofem’ album was intentionally different from the others, ‘Dauði Baldrs’ was what I could do from a prison cell, and ‘Hliðskjálf’ too, but they were all music that I liked. ‘Den Hvite Guden’ will be no different in that respect, but I am older now, in fact twice as old as I was when I recorded the début album, and I am therefore different. The new album might differ from the old albums more than some might appreciate, but I hope not. Even if some of You might appreciate the old Burzum, I must be allowed to evolve, just like everybody else. Maybe You will like the new Burzum too. I will not do my best to copy and reproduce my old music, just to please somebody. I never did and I never will. If it sounds similar it is because it is made by the same person. If it sounds different it is because it is not the same music and because I have evolved.

"I can add that just like on the other metal albums (with the exception of ‘Hvis Lyset Tar Oss’) ‘Den Hvite Guden’ features some very old Burzum tracks. ‘Filosofem’ featured the ‘Burzum’ track, from 1991, and ‘Den Hvite Guden’ will feature the ‘Uruk-Hai’ track, from 1988-1989, although the title and the lyrics have been changed to fit the new concept. It will also feature the original ‘Dauði Baldrs’ metal track, from 1993. In a sense this album too will not be ‘new material’, but just a collection of previously unpublished tracks; some new, some old. If some think my composing skills have disappeared altogether, then at least there will be some gems for them too.

"You can expect to see ‘The White God’ around March-April (anno 2010), when he traditionally returns from the hidden world of shadows."


In a recent message to the band's fans, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has spoken in a highly critical manner of Roadrunner Records, the label of which Megadeth is currently signed to. The full message reads as follows:

"I hope that everyone that is in a band and has been watching how things have transpired are taking notes. This record has been out for weeks and weeks, and no radio play from the radio person at Roadrunner, nothing. Zero.

"But that should be expected; this is the same guy I HAD TO ASK to get me interviews. Talk about a Gomer moment!

"Now, I am going to be forced to rely on my own radio station to play Megadeth, but that's ok, I seem to be doing the label's job everyday, in every city, and I am used to it after these last two records.


Members of the legendary Norwegian black metal band Mayhem and their road crew were arrested in the Netherlands early this morning after the entire contents of their hotel room in Tilburg had been destroyed.

The group had given a performance on Sunday in a cafe in Tilburg and had booked a night at Hotel Central. Monday morning an employee of the hotel found a big mess. Plants were thrown on the street, mirrors, a sink were broken and strips in the bathroom were pulled off and demolished. The beds and television were destroyed and walls were covered in spots.

The hotel estimates the damage at least 5000 euro. The men, aged 21 to 45 years, are from Netherlands, Norway, Finland and France. The suspects remain tied to a compensation of the damage dealt.


Fu omicidio? Classix vi riporta a Coachford Farm, per capire cosa successe veramente quella tragica notte!COLOSSEUM
Monumento jazz-rock!THE TUBES
Chitarre in fiammeE ancora…
MOONGARDENCinema: Franco Caracciolo
Fumetti: Sukia
Vixxxen: Pilar VelazquezCLASSIX


The Force
Necromancer records has sent us a list of new releases, among the most interesting we fin THE FORCE (Paraguay) – “POSSESSED BY METAL” CD-  This is the first album of this old school  Paraguayan Speed Thrash Metal band. Nine explosive and killers tracks that will go to massacre your ears and neck !!! Maniacs Headthrashers wait to be possessed for this true attack of total headbanging !!!   Released and imported from Brazil.

You find more new releases at


THE GERMS for the first time in Europe
Thursday November 26 013 - TILBURG

With Don Bolles, Pat Smear and Lorna Doom in 3/4 original line-up THE GERMS 4-weeks European Tour will kick off in London on November, 23rd.On vocals - Shane West, the original actor from 'What We Do Is Secret', the movie about the band that lost with Darby Crash one of the most exciting and tragic characters in US Punkrock in December 1980.

Shane West might be better known as Dr. Ray Barnett from the successful US series 'Emergency Room' or as Tom Sawyer in the movie 'League of the extraordinary gentlemen'. So it's obviously not the financial reasons that Shane took over Darbys part in THE GERMS. Impressed by his parents that both played in Punk/Wave bands like the US TIMES and THE PARALLELES, Shane was into Punkrock since he was kid and THE GERMS always have been one of his favorite bands. So for him it is more like an honour to be the new singer in one of the most popular US Punkbands of all times and if you see videos from THE GERMS this years US Tour you will get an impression why the feedback on their recent live shows is so damn good. Ah ... and ... by the way ... Shane cancelled an offer for being one of the main characters in 3 seasons
in the US series '24' with Kiefer Sutherland, because it would have jeopardized their THE GERS US tour.

Another matter for money being not the reason for THE GERMS return should be that original guitar player PAT SMEAR is part of the FOO FIGHTERS live band since years which even made it difficult to find a period for the first European Tour by THE GERMS. Actually, before THE GERMS RETURN 2009 the band even never played outside of Los Angeles. Ah, and Pat was the second live guitar player in NIRVANA as well. He's the one that already appeared on the legendary MTV UNPLUGGED show.

Anyways, 2009 is the year of the GERMS RETURN and ... who knows ... it could be the only possibility to see and hear songs like the legendary "lexicon devil" live on an European stage. Convince yourself and search for live footage from their recent US tour on your favorite video portal.

DO 26 NOV 09
The Germs
Support: Lords + The Reactionaries
START: 20:00 | TICKETS € 15,00

The Germs
Megadeth and Slayer will join forces to co-headline "American Carnage," the most blistering, the most explosive, and the most eagerly anticipated mega-tour of the winter - and you do not want to miss it.
 Visit for full details...


GwarThe almighty GWAR have unleashed upon the unwitting populace of North America a special collection of classics from the GWARchives. America Must Be Destroyed, GWAR’s 1992 opus, can now be purchased in a special edition digipak that’s also crammed with a DVD that includes the seminal GWAR films Tour De Scum and Phallus In Wonderland. Never before have they all been available in one package for you to get your clammy human hands on!

The America Must Be Destroyed special edition is available everywhere now while GWAR continues to pummel audiences across North America on their headlining tour!


Norwegian thrashers Violated has just released their debut album "only death awaits". The band that hails from Kristiansund in Norway has been described as classic Bay area style Thrash Metal. You can order a copy of the album and listen to songs on the bands MySpace.


Serbian thrashers Pollution will soon release their debut cd through EBM Records. Pollution was formed in 2007. In august 2008 Pollution recorded their first demo "Our Way". The band also released an EP called "Massive Overload" in May 2009. "Elimination By Radiation" will be their first full length. Check music and bio on the bands MySpace.

Jam! Showbiz recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Rob Urbinati of reactivated Canadian thrashers SACRIFICE. A few excerpts from the chat follow below.

On the band's decision to reform:

"When we got back together, we set down some ground rules. We wouldn't pursue this if it wasn't great. We would stop if we thought people would hear what we doing and say it was crap compared to our old stuff."

On the group's comeback CD, "The Ones I Condemn":

"We wanted to revisit the old days of thrash. And we really wanted it to be instantly recognizable as a SACRIFICE album. So the songs had to be fast and they had to be heavy. And one thing we were really adamant about was to record it real — without the new studio trickery like drum triggers and AutoTuned vocals. We wanted to do it all organically. And I feel like this is the best performance I've ever done vocally.

Revolution Within

The band from Portugal has released its debut "Collision". REVOLUTION WITHIN play some intense and melodic Modern Thrash with some old-school vibes on that disc, that contains 8 songs.



Slovenia based thrashers Thraw has just recorded and uploaded 4 new songs to their MySpace site. According to a statement from the band everything's better, faster and more technical. You can check it out yourself at

THE GROTESQUERY are the new cooperation of legendary US Death Metal icon Kam Lee (Ex-singer of MASSACRE, DENIAL FIEND, DEATH / MANTAS) and Swedish jack-of-all-trades riffing-master Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, DEMIURG, RIBSPREADER, Ex-DERANGED, EDGE OF SANITY…). This marks their second teamwork after the cool BONE GNAWER.
ELUSIVE vocalist Jan Kenneth Barkved is dead!

Jan died on October 28th 2009 in the age of 35 years.

He started his musical career as vocalist with THE MORONDOES who had a scene hit with their song "Shadowdance" which was later also released on ELUSIVEs debut album "Destination Zero". He also did vocals on the Tristania albums "Beyond The Veil" and "World Of Glass".
VARG are back, stronger than ever! The German viking metal band is setting standards when it comes to toughness and brutality in their genre. Three years have passed since the wolf warriors released their debut album "Wolfszeit" which couldn´t have been more unique, innovative and massive.

Look forward to January 22nd 2010 - the release day of "Blutaar", VARG`s first album for new label NUCLEAR BLAST. "We`re proud to be part of the family without having to hide the wolf in sheep`s clothes. Nuclear Blast approached us honestly and have the balls to kick ass together with us. This powerful alliance makes us happy! Let`s fight against nazis and the haters who wanted to see us in the rightwing corner - the wolves are hunting again!"
Norwegian hard rockers Beyond The Morninglight, who recently signed to Misantrof Anti-Records, are currently offering their entire debut self-titled album both for streaming and as a free download. The album can be listened to or downloaded at this location.
OBSCURA bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling, who played on PESTILENCE's fourth album 'Spheres' (1993), will rejoin the Dutch death metallers PESTILENCE after a break of 15 years. Thesseling, known for his six-string fretless signature, joined the German progressive death metal band OBSCURA in late 2007 and recorded their second full-length album 'Cosmogenesis', released in February this year. "After such a long period of time it's great to be part of PESTILENCE again. I'm convinced that this cooperation will result in brilliant technical death metal. In order to avoid misunderstandings I want to emphasize that I will continue to work with my German colleagues of OBSCURA as well.", says Jeroen in a statement on his website.

Artist Tom Sanford, whose painting of the assassination of Dimebag Darrell is to be auctioned this weekend, has issued the following statement through his website about the controversy surrounding the piece:

"It seems that my 2005 painting 'The Assassination of Dimebag Darrell' is going back to auction and this has re-ignited the ire of Dimebag’s fans. In fact I learned of the auction through a surge in the regular trickle of hate mail/criticism that this piece engenders. Roadrunner records blog, called Blabbermouth, posted a short (and i thought remarkably fair) article about my painting and the upcoming Phillips de Purdy auction. This post was picked up by various other metal blogs and was heavily commented on by their readers. The post linked to my website, and led to an onslaught of email to me. Most of the email amounted cursing me out while accusing me of crimes ranging from poor taste to exploiting the death of Dimebag. I guess that I am guilty of both.

"Back in early 2005, when I made the painting, the reaction of Dimebag’s fans was actually not on my mind. I was interested in this tragedy as a historical event that occurred in our media saturated world, but was without a defining image of the event. Normally the pervasive 24-hour news and infotainment industry is able to define news worthy events with an image or video. In this case the event was only captured in the accounts of witnesses who saw the horrific event live at the Alrosa Villa. This afforded me an opportunity to make a painting that might be the only visual depiction of the tragedy, and yes I exploited this opportunity.

"In my defense I thought it to be an extremely significant event, and one that needed to be remembered. I thought my painting might help remember the tragedy. The painting is certainly in poor taste, but I think that when one is describing a mass murder, etiquette is really not an issue.

++ is reporting that Rammstein's new album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da" will be banned from public display in Germany. Excerpts from the article follow:

The album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da" ("Love is For All") by German hard rock group Rammstein - currently at No. 2 on Billboard's European Albums Chart - has been banned from public display in German stores with effect from Nov. 11 on account of its depictions of sadism/masochism, which have been deemed to be harmful to children and young people.

Announcing this ruling, Petra Meier, the deputy president of the Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People, cited the track "Ich tue Dir Weh" ("I Want to Hurt You") as well as the artwork showing guitarist Richard Kruspe with a masked, naked woman on his knees. The Federal Office objected to the fact that the track includes lines such as "Bites, kicks, heavy blows, nails, pincers, blunt saws - Tell me what you want."

The German Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People in Bonn also criticized the single "Pussy," stating that it incites listeners to engage in unprotected sexual intercourse despite the risk of AIDS, although the single was not officially part of the ruling banning the album.


So states the infamous The Onion in what is an excellent parody of the ongoing Aerosmith drama (even if a bit long). Here's an excerpt:

Analysts speculate that the sector-wide layoff was a result of multiple factors, including redundancies in the singing-songwriting division, rising rehab fees that have cost the group millions, and a 34 percent decline in jump-kicks since 2003. In addition, some of Aerosmith's younger, more ambitious employees, such as Joe Perry, 57, are willing to sing and play an instrument at the same time, often for half the salary.

Read the full article at The Onion.


The Dead Normality

Dutch death/thrashers The Dead Normality has released their first ep called ''Killing Reality''.
The EP consists of five tracks:

1. MG42
2. Wodanstahl
3. Trinity
4. Known But To God
5. The Hell That Followed

A new and improved website will be up this week with a proper order form, but if you can't wait for that you can contact us by e-mail:
Selling price (excl. p&p): 5 euro / 7.5 US dollar. There's a special deal: if you order a T-shirt with your EP, the total package will cost only €15,- / 21 US dollar.



The young italian band has its debut album "No way out" released on CD and vinyl.

To check their intensive Thrash in the veins of Exodus` "Bonded by Blood", go to their myspace site. The self-released album can be ordered there.

Most thrashers should be well aware of this band, even though they musically ain't a Thrash band. Misfits are still among the favorites of many thrashers out there, and now the band have completed 2 new songs.

Misfits have returned with 2 brand-new,  songs marking the first new original material from the horror rock icons in a decade! The release also marks their first new studio recordings since 2003's billboard chart topping “Misfits Project 1950” covers album. The Ltd. Ed. 12-inch LP maxi single showcases an incredible new cover painting rendered by Arthur Suydam (of Marvel Zombies fame) who has ferociously rendered the Misfits world famous “Fiend Skull” icon in homage to the zombie films of George A. Romero. The artwork is appropriately suited as both new songs (“Land of the Dead” and “Twilight of the Dead” written by Misfits founding member Jerry Only), were inspired by the acclaimed director’s living dead series.
Both songs (“Land of the Dead” and “Twilight of the Dead”) are AVAILABLE NOW for digital download on iTunes, Amazon, and other digital music providers worldwide.


Overkill formally announces alliance with Nuclear Blast!Overkill have signed to NB for a multi release deal (world excl. North America). The first offering will be available early 2010 titled ‘IRONBOUND' - a true ‘thrasher-piece'!"Good to be with a label that understands what Overkill are about and what Metal is about in 2010, exciting!" Bobby Blitz

Nuclear Blast is very stoked to announce the signing of legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL!!


Anger As Art

"Disfigure", the third album by LA band ANGER AS ART, will be released on Old School Metal Records, November, the 16th.

1. The Crush
2. Appease an angry God
3. It feels like Blood
4. Disfigure
5. The all fall down
6. Master becomes the Slave
7. Seed of Hate
8. I am your Enemy
9. Anger is a Gift
10. Dissention


Gama Bomb

The new album "Tales from the Grave in Space" is for free download on their label`s site today!


Sacred Reich

The remastered edition of SACRED REICH's classic 1992 album "Independent" will be released as a digipack and jewelbox on March 15, 2010 via Displeased Records. The first 2,500 copies will contain a free SACRED REICH patch.

Bonus tracks:

* "A Question" (from "A Question" EP)
* "Let's Have A War" (FEAR cover from "A Question" EP)
* "Who's To Blame" (from "A Question" EP)
* "The Big Picture" (MDC cover from "Open Book" EP)
* "Crawling" [radio edit] (from "Crawling" EP)



  • (10.29) A new song, 'Bend It Like Bender', from the new Devin Townsend record is available for streaming here.
  • (10.29) Rob Zombie has inked has a new worldwide deal with Roadrunner Records through its Loud & Proud imprint. His new album should be out early 2010 on the label.
  • (10.29) Between The Buried And Me, with supporting acts Cynic, The Devin Townsend Project and Scale The Summit wil be in San Francisco on Jan 18th at Slim’s.
  • (10.29) Prong is writing music for a new album.
  • (10.28) Go here for a preview off of Chimaira's DVD which should be out next year.
  • (10.27) Immolation have entered Millbrook Sound Studios in New York with longtime producer Paul Orofino to begin recording their eighth album, due in early 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
  • (10.27) Neuraxis have enlisted Olivier Pinard (Vengeful) on bass and Olivier Beaudoin (ex-Eternal Burden, Stareblind) on drums for upcoming shows.
  • (10.25) Go here for a good interview with Obituary's John Tardy which covers topics such as a possible all Florida Death Metal band tour, clone bands, and Chuck from Death.
  • (10.23) Darkwater are still looking for a new fulltime bass player. They plan on entering the studio soon with a session bassists to record their new album, which they hope to release early next year.
  • (10.23) Malignant Monster's new album will be pushed back till next year.
  • (10.22) Animosity has officially split up. No real reason was given, beyond all the members of the band decided to move onto other projects. For more info, go here.
  • (10.20) Release of the Meshuggah DVD has been pushed back to early next year.
  • (10.20) Rob Zombie's fourth solo studio album, "Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool", has been pushed back to " an undetermined 2010 date" from the previously announced November 17 on Geffen Records.
  • (10.16) Fear Factory's new album will be called "Mechanized", and should be out February 2010.
  • (10.16) The Red Chord will release their fourth full-length album, "Fed Through the Teeth Machine", on October 27 in the U.S. via Metal Blade Records. The song "One Robot To Another" is now available for streaming at
  • (10.15) Psycroptic are working on a Live DVD.
  • (10.15) Oblige is busy working on material for a new album.
  • (10.15) Go here to see the cover artwork to Synperium's new album "Elemental Disharmony". No release date yet.
  • (10.15) The Bled have a new studio album coming out Feb 2010. The band has signed with Rise Records.
  • (10.15) Prophecy gives an update, they've added a new 2nd guitarist named Joseph to the group. They're still writing songs, tightening the ones they have, and are looking for a good studio to record in.
  • (10.14) The release date of "Starve For The Devil", the fourth studio album from Arsis, has been pushed back to February 9, 2010
  • (10.13) Go here to listen to the title track off of Devin Townsend's new album, "Addicted".
  • (10.12) Don Decker, lead singer and songwriter of Anal Blast and longtime Midwest promoter, died yesterday (Sunday, October 11) at 2:17 a.m. According to his friends, the passing was "peaceful." He was 41 years old. The cause of death has not been made public, but Decker reportedly received a liver transplant last year.
  • (10.10) Skinlab have announced the addition of guitarist Brian Jackson (Kreep) to the group.
  • (10.08) Obituary will release a new concert DVD, tentatively titled "Live Xecution - Party.San 2008", on November 19 via Regain Records. The footage for the disc was filmed at last year's Party.San Open Air festival, which was held August 7-9, 2008 in Bad Berka, Germany. Here's the track listing: 1) 'Find The Arise', 2) 'On The Floor', 3) 'Chopped In Half', 4) 'Turned Inside Out', 5) 'Forces Realign', 6) 'Insane', 7) 'Face Your God', 8) 'Dethroned Emperor', 9) 'Evil Ways', 10) 'Drop Dead', 11) 'Contrast The Dead', 12) 'Second Chance', 13) 'Stand Alone', 14) 'Slow Death', 15) 'Slowly We Rot'. Go here for the cover artwork.
  • (10.08) Arsis will release its fourth studio album, "Starve For The Devil", on January 15, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
  • (10.08) Dying Fetus and The Faceless will be performing in San Francisco on Dec 13th at the DNA lounge.
  • (10.04) Go here and here to listen to two tracks off the new Rob Zombie album.
  • (10.03) Akercocke are currently writing material for their 6th album.
  • (10.02) Shannon Hamm, guitarist for Death and Control Denied, suffered a non-fatal heart attack. Unfortunately, he had no health insurance, and is now struggling to pay for his medical bills. For more info, and if you're interested in giving a donation, read the whole story here.
  • (10.02) "Day Of Mourning", the new album from Despised Icon, sold around 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 162 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 6 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart.
  • (10.02) "Necropolis", the new album from Vader, sold around 1,130 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 19 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart.

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    Father Befouled drummer commits suicide.

    Down has issued the following statement about playing a show in New Orleans as part of an attempt to break the "Largest Gathering of Zombies" world record:

    "Zombie record attempt at next Down show, new shirts! The New Orleans Bingo! Show is spearheading an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records Record for 'Largest Gathering Of Zombies' at the 2009 Voodoo Experience music festival in New Orleans, LA on Halloween Day October 31, 2009 The day Down and Kiss plays! Get your zombie on, go to Voodoo on Halloween day, sign in at the Zombie table, rock out, then lurch your way over to the Bingo! Parlour stage to become a part of this record-..breaking night! For even fancier zombie makeup tutorials, search youtube! There's plenty out there. For more on Voodoo Experience, visit this location."


    Pro-wrestling legend Terry Bolea (better known as Hulk Hogan) has revealed that he was more than willing to walk away from the wrestling business to join Metallica as their new bass player. As fans of Hogan are aware, before becoming a wrestler he was an accomplished bass player who earned good money playing in bands.

    He states: "I was in England presenting an award with Jerry Hall, Mick Jagger’s ex, and she told me the (Rolling) Stones were looking for a bass player,” Hogan said. “I sent her a ton of merchandise that she asked for and said ‘Tell Mick I’m a great bass player.’ I never heard a word back.

    "When Metallica was looking for a bass player, I called and never heard a word back from them either. I would have quit wrestling in a heartbeat to be a bass player for Metallica."


    Former VENOM drummer Antony "Antton" Lant and ex-DEF CON ONE bassist Craig Elliott have joined DRYLL, the U.K.-based band featuring former VENOM guitarist and founding member Jeff "Mantas" Dunn.


    CBS News has reported that Metallica is adding $50,000 to the current $100,000 reward for information about the location of Morgan Dana Harrington, who went missing after a recent Charlottesville show. Excerpts from the story follow:

    Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Friday the FBI will be able to investigate tips from around the country in the disappearance of 20-year-old Morgan Dana Harrington of Roanoke.

    Harrington's father, Dan Harrington, told "Early Show Saturday Edition" co-anchor Erica Hill investigators were to meet with him and his wife, Gil Harrington, on Saturday to bring them up-to-date on the search for their daughter.

    Her purse and cell phone were found by a passer-by in the parking lot between the arena and an athletic field, authorities say. Virginia State police say there was no sign of any type of struggle in the area. Harrington's father. Dan Harrington, told Hill his "co-workers have raised $100,000 for a reward, and actually, just yesterday, I received a call from Metallica and they're working on increasing that to $150,000." Police are asking anyone with information to call the Morgan Harrington Tip Hotline at (434) 352-3467. There is also more information at a Web site,




    PANTHEON I are due to embark on their 23-date European tour supporting ABSU on Friday 16 October, in Darmstadt, Germany.  To celebrate the tour, the Norwegian extreme metallers, whose line up includes LIVE JULIANNE on cello, KVEBEK (DEN SAAKALDTE, ex-1349) on vocals and guitars, SAGSTAD (SARKOM, TROLLFEST) on guitars, TRS (1349, TYRANN, DEN SAAKALDTE) on bass, and MADS G (THE ALLSEEING I) on drums, have released a new series of promo photos, which, whilst being tongue-in-cheek, are somewhat controversial so a couple of them are only available on the band’s website at


    Commenting on the photos, cellist LIVE said: “The last set of photos we did created a bit of fuss, and even some of the censored ones were deleted from a social networking site.  I would have thought that from the expression on the faces of the male members of the band, it would have been fairly obvious that everyone was not taking the whole thing seriously, but you know how these things go!  Anyway, we did some new ones for the tour, so let’s see how these go down.”


    PANTHEON I’s third full-length album “Worlds I Create” was released on Candlelight Records in July of this year.  The band also wrote and recorded a song titled “I’ll Come Back As Fire” especially for the sound track of the horror film “Someone’s Knocking At The Door”.  An official video for the track “Serpent Christ” from “Worlds I Create” was recently debuted on YouTube. 


    A blog has been set up by the band especially for the tour at, where a tour diary and photos will be added throughout the three weeks, and fans are also invited to send in videos and photographs. Dates for the tour as follows:



    October 2009

    16 – Steinbruchteater, Darmstadt, Germany
    17 -Turock, Esssen, Germany
    18 - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
    19 - The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark
    20 - K17, Berlin, Germany
    21 - Z-Bau, Nuremberg, Germany
    22 - Conne Island, Leipzig, Germany
    23 - K19, Kassel, Germany
    24 - Exit Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic
    25 - Durer Kert, Budapest, Hungary
    26 - Arena, Vienna, Austria
    27 - Gala Hala, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    28 - Feierwerk, Munich, Germany
    29 - Spazio 211, Turin, Italy
    30 - Dynamo Werk 21, Zurich, Switzerland
    31 - Glazart, Paris, France

    November 2009
    01 - Rock City, Nottingham, UK
    02 - Moho Live, Manchester, UK   
    03 - Underworld, London, UK  

    04 - Academy 2, Dublin, Ireland  
    05 - White Rabbit, Plymouth, UK  
    06 - JC De Klinker, Aarschot, Belgium   
    07 - Watt, Rotterdam, Holland


    Below you can see the official video for the track “Serpent Christ” from the PANTHEON I album “Worlds I Create”.







    “Serpent Christ” Video on YouTube:



    Band Contact & Booking:


    Thrashed By Society
    Thrashed By Society (T.B.S.) has uploaded their new song "Hell" to Thrash Never Dies. The song are according to the band the intro song to their forthcomming online cd release. You can find the mp3 file in our Download section.

    K9K[nine]s vocalist Jonas Hovland has left the band from the Norwegian

    This was a decition that was agread for both Jonas and K[nine]. There are no
    hard feelings from no one, and Jonas will be missed. The mainreason is that
    there was not enough hours during a day and night for Jonas to be able to do
    everything he realy wanted to do.
    Our other vocalist Arvid Tjelta are already working in the studio, since we
    will try to do our next album with him alone.

    We will return in 2010 with 10 brand new songs (probably inn february) and
    are looking forward to that.

    A quote:
    - K[nine] get´s silver medal for their performance at this years Norway
    Rockfestival, mainstage. The goldmedal goes to U.D.O. (Yngve Jacobsen @, after the Norway Rockfestival 2009.


    Arizona Thrashers VEKTOR will release their second album "Black Future" over Heavy Artillery Records, in November.

    recently conducted an interview with vocalist James Moore of U.K. thrash metallers SEREGON. Watch the chat below.

    SEREGON will self-release their new EP, "Disposable Suffering", this month. The CD was recorded in August 2009 in Bristol with producer Chuck Creese (TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED, ONSLAUGHT).


    The young Thrashers from Virginia have recorded their first demo. You can listen to their stuff at the band`s myspace site.

    SlayerSlayer will release their new album, "World painted blodd", worldwide on November 3.

    In theese video clips Slayer talks about their theory on the end of the world...

    For Video 1 head to and watch the band discuss "World Painted Blood"
    Clip 2, "Unit 731," has been released on
    Clip 3, "Snuff," has been released on the homepage of
    Clip 4,"Beauty Through Order,"has been released on
    Clip 5, "Hate Worldwide," has been released on
    Clip 6,"Public Display of Dismemberment," has been released on Rock Sound TV
    Clip 7,"Human Strain,"has been released on Metal Hammer

    Follow daily updates and links to new clips at


    The young italian band has its debut album "No way out" released on CD and vinyl.

    To check their intensive Thrash in the veins of Exodus` "Bonded by Blood", go to their myspace site. The self-released album can be ordered there.

    Misfits have returned with 2 brand-new,  songs marking the first new original material from the horror rock icons in a decade! The release also marks their first new studio recordings since 2003's billboard chart topping “Misfits Project 1950” covers album. The Ltd. Ed. 12-inch LP maxi single showcases an incredible new cover painting rendered by Arthur Suydam (of Marvel Zombies fame) who has ferociously rendered the Misfits world famous “Fiend Skull” icon in homage to the zombie films of George A. Romero. The artwork is appropriately suited as both new songs (“Land of the Dead” and “Twilight of the Dead” written by Misfits founding member Jerry Only), were inspired by the acclaimed director’s living dead series.
    Both songs (“Land of the Dead” and “Twilight of the Dead”) are AVAILABLE NOW for digital download on iTunes, Amazon, and other digital music providers worldwide.
    Mike Patton recently wrote a musical piece for a futurist noise series that will be performed by
    musicians and composers in both San Francisco and New York City.The San Francisco show is October 16th at MOMA/Yerba Buena New York show is November 12th at Town HallMike Patton will NOT be performing, however.
    Slayer has announced that they will be releasing a limited edition one-track CD titled "Hate Worldwide" in the UK on October 19th. 1000 copies will be released to independent records shops throughout the UK. A list of the shops carrying the album can be found at this location.
    According to the San Jose Mercury News, Ozzy Osbourne will guest on an upcoming episode of “WWE Raw”, the professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that currently airs on the USA network in the United States.

    Lick Library, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of guitar tuition DVDs, has just released a comprehensive series of Dimebag Darrell guitar tuition DVDs.

    Best known as a founding member of Pantera and Damageplan, Dimebag Darrell was considered one of the most influential guitarists in modern metal. He was renowned for his ferocity of style as well as his creative riffs, licks and hard hitting solos that left fans begging for more.

    Learn to Play Pantera (RRP £24.99) is taught by internationally renowned guitarist and tutor Andy James. This double DVD set unlocks the secrets of 5 classic Dimeball Darrrell tracks in 3 hours of guitar lessons broken down into clearly explained sections. Tracks include Cowboys from Hell, Cemetery Gates, Mouth For War, Rise and This Love. Each song is split up into Intro, Verse, Chorus and includes detailed guitar solos and lead fills. It gives you plenty of time to understand what Andy is teaching as he shows you how to play different styles of metal including heavy rhythm parts and fast guitar solos at slow, medium and normal tempos.

    Learn to Play Dimebag Darrell, The Solos (RRP £23.99) is also taught by Andy James. It teaches you note for note the solos from 5 classic Pantera tracks, Cowboys from Hell, Cemetery Gates, Mouth For War, A New Level and Walk. This matchless style of guitar lesson shows solos broken down into manageable chunks and demonstrates alternate, hybrid and tremolo picking, string skipping, tapping octave shapes and much more. Production is superb, with multiple camera shots so you see both the left and right hand at the same time.

    Quick Licks in the style of Dimebag Darrell (RRP £19.99) is again presented by Andy James. This DVD shows you how to play over 25 killer metal licks which take in some of the best ideas used by Dimebag Darrell. Aimed at the intermediate to advanced guitar player this guitar tuition DVD covers a host of tips & techniques of differing degrees of difficulty. In addition backing tracks are included for you to practice playing the licks with. Your speed of progress is up to you, as you steer through the DVD using the chapter points placed at key places.

    Guitar Techniques in the style of Dimebag Darrell (RRP £19.99) is presented by Danny Gill, a former Joe Satriani pupil. Danny uses a clear and patient manner to look closely at how to play rhythm guitar and solos. He explains in small steps, time signatures, syncopated & staccato techniques, rhythm patterns, and a wide range of phrasing ideas. There is for true metal devotees an important lesson on de-tuning, plus the most amazing section detailing what would surely be Dimebag Darrells top ten favourite wacky noises such as the “horse”, “mosquito”, “Elephant”, “flanger and ring modulator FX (without using an FX pedal) and much more.

    All these Dimebag Darrell products are available to purchase through along with over 20,000 other guitar tuition products.


    More details have come to light regarding the collaboration between Al Jourgensen and guitarist Mark Thwaite (Mission UK, Peter Murphy, Tricky, Mob Research) that was previously reported. Both long-time friends of and collaborators of the late Killing Joke/Ministry bassist Paul Raven, Jourgensen and Thwaite joined forces to create the song "It's Always Christmas Time."

    This new track will be released in the near future as a digital download, but in honor of the memory of Paul Raven, 13th Planet will preview the entire track for one day only on October 20th, 2009, the second anniversary of Raven's death. You can listen to the track for 24 hours only on Ministry’s Myspace page.

    A new video collage of Paul Raven’s life by long-time friend, Dean Karr has been posted on the Paul Raven Tribute page, 13th Planet Youtube and other related sites. In further tribute to our fallen comrade this video collage will be screened before RevCo’s performance October 20th in Jacksonville, FL on the LubricaTour.




    Retrospettive! Interviste! Discografie! Foto Rare, Roba Vecchia e Non Solo Vecchia, ma soprattutto… GRANDE METAL!!!

    1982: CLUB DAYZ!
    I Metallica, come non li avete mai visti! Parlano Bill Hale e Ron McGovney!!!

    Ricordarli è un dovere. Ma noi li abbiamo anche rintracciati e scovati!

    Siete pronti per una dose di “athletic rock”?

    Scoprite il grande passato di Janick Gers!

    Il suono “strano” che la storia ha dimenticato


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    E ancora…



    Swedish death metallers Nominon have issued the following update about seeking a new vocalist:


    "As most of you dwellers of the underworld are aware of; the recent NOMINON vocalist Daniel (2004-2009) left the band just before the recordings of the new album. Today we would like to announce that NOMINON are in search of a new vokillist that are eager to share the same vision of delivering disgusting Death Metal full of energy and hatred to all the inhabitants of the underground. Interested creatures should contact the band through the following email; (Subject: VoKill)"

    Utah metallers Deathead have announced that they are seeking a replacement drummer. Samples of their songs can be heard at the band's official MySpace page, where they can also be contacted by interested drummers.
    Christian glam rockers Stryper have announced that they are releasing a 25 year visual history book of the band titled "Stryper: By His Strypes." The coffee table style book will feature 200 pages of pictures, including fan submissions. The book will be limited to 1,000 copies and can be pre-ordered at this location.

    Keyboardist Per Wiberg and bassist Martin Mendez of Opeth were involved in a bus crash, although they were not injured. Opeth front man Mikael Akerfeldt has issued the following update about the situation:

    "I just got a text from Mendez who saying that the driver of the other car (who made the U-turn) that our bus crashed into, sadly passed away from his injuries. On top of that it seems as if it was a deliberate death-stunt from his side as the police had found a suicide-letter in the car-wreck.

    "This is just getting more odd and scary I tell ya. I've no idea who he was but I have to say our condoleances goes out to his family and loved ones anyways either though we don't have a name at this point.

    "I'm kinda lost for words here."

    Dickie Peterson, the singer and bass player of Blue Cheer, who are considered another one of the first heavy metal bands, sadly passed away this morning in Germany at the age of sixty one. The cause of death has yet to be announced but he had been ill for some time.

    Blue Cheer released their first album, "Vincebus Eruptum" in 1968 and released a further five albums until a hiatus. The band returned with a new album in 1984 and released two more albums in 1990 and 1991 before another break. The bands last record was a collection of re-recorded material entitled, "What Doesn't Kill You..." in 2007. Peterson himself had also recorded two solo albums entitled, "Child Of The Darkness" and "Tramp."

    Alice in Chains guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian have joined forces to create a new rock bar and performance space in Las Vegas. They plan to launch the venue, Dead Man's Hand, in November.

    The bar will feature none of the trendy décor, snobby attitude and outlandish prices so prevalent in Vegas. Instead, Dead Man's Hand will favor grit over glitz, providing customers great music, cool atmosphere and affordable drinks all year long.

    "We want this to be a place that we would want to hang out in," Ian says. "There's a huge segment of the music audience that likes to go out but doesn't want to go to places that only play Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga and charge $750 for a bottle of vodka. We want to be the opposite of that."

    "I always wanted to have a cool joint with some friends that would be a great place to go at night," adds Cantrell, "It's close to Los Angeles, and a lot of cool bands and people hit Vegas. We wanted to make a fun place for everybody to hang."

    Punk Rock band Anti-Everything from the small island state of Trinidad and Tobago is set to break new ground as the first independent band from the West Indies to release a full length punk rock album.

    Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - October 13th, 2009. Independent punk rock band 'Anti-Everything' is set to release its self-published debut album titled 'The International Conspiracy to Push You Down'. The album is carded for release on November 16th 2009. Digital distribution will be though Amazon, the iTunes Store, and the usual suspects in the digital distribution market. Physical distribution will also to make the album available in various regional retail outlets, as well as from CDBaby for international music fans. You can hear samples of music from Anti-Everything at


    Trinity Of Terrors
    In what is set to be the biggest, baddest and most gruesome convention to hit Las Vegas, Fangoria's Trinity Of Terrors continues to add to the list of scream-worthy  celebrities set to attend the three day event. The multi-media horror event which will take place Halloween weekend had previously announced guest appearances from the likes of John Waters (PINK FLAMINGOS, SEED OF CHUCKY) and Malcolm McDowell (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, ROB ZOMBIE�S HALLOWEEN) and now the newly announced addition of Bruce Campbell (EVIL DEAD, ARMY OF DARKNESS). Also on the list of terrifying events will be the screening of over a dozen new films including the latest entry in the legendary zombie series from the godfather of modern horror, George A. Romero's SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD.
     Celebrity appearances, signings, screenings, vendors, exhibitors, panel discussions, special FX make-up applications, video gaming, tattooing, collectibles, special VIP parties and more will set the stage for a special Halloween night performance in the Pearl Concert Theater by multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning alternative metal masters, SLIPKNOT.


    Reactivated legendary New Orleans metallers EXHORDER — cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA — have scheduled a show on November 14 at Southport Hall in Jefferson, Louisiana. This will mark the band's first live performance since EXHORDER's March 2001 reunion shows at Zeppelin's in Metairie, Louisiana.

    Fit Of FrustrationFIT OF FRUSTRATION (ex PCDS) has just posted the opening track of the new record on their myspace page. You can download the whole 9 song ep at:


    From Witchburner`s myspace site:

    The recording sessions to our new album "Demons" will soon come to an end and at the moment we are working on the the last nuances of the record.
    One of the 10 new songs, "Nightbreed" is already finished!
    The record will be released as soon as possible!!!
    The song titles are:
    "Satanic Majesty", "Dynasty Of Fear", "Savage Intruder", "Raise The Blade", "Demons", "Break The Skulls", "Beheaded By The Axe", "Stone Cold Killer", "Seeds Of Evil" & "Nightbreed".



    Australian Thrash/Speed Metal band Forgery, will release their first EP soon. The Ep will be entitled Hellbringer and is mastered by Harris Johns. (Sodom, Kreator, Tankard, Coroner etc)


    "Waking the fire", the first new Exumer track in 23 years, is up on the band`s myspace site. The guys plan a new album for 2010.

    Thrashed By Society
    Thrashed By Society has uploaded a raw and still unfinnished version of what appears to be the opening track on the bands forthcomming online cd. The song is simply called "Hell", and is a short instrumental introduction to a weird journey through the sickness of T.B.S. Listen to this and other tunes at More raw mixes will soon be uploaded.


    BOLT THROWER touring Europe in 2010!
    Bolt Thrower British war machine BOLT THROWER are currently planning a short European tour in spring 2010.

    “So far we are looking at playing shows in Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, and the UK. As soon as the gigs are confirmed they will appear on the BT website, so keep checking for more info.”

    Malefice post second video from their recent trip to India
    Malefice The UK’s Malefice recently returned from their first ever trip to India where they played in front of thousands of rabid metal fans! You can see part two of their video from that country. Malefice, as always, kept cameras rolling and fans can enjoy their footage now on myspace! You’ll see live footage from the show as well as more of the band’s unique experience in one of the most diverse countries in the world.

    Head to the Malefice myspace HERE to check it out!


    Arizona Thrashers VEKTOR will release their second album "Black Future" over Heavy Artillery Records, in November.

    Suicidal Angels

    Greek old-school thrashers SUICIDAL ANGELS will release their new album, "Sanctify The Darkness", on November 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. A video for the song "Apokathilosis" will make its online debut on October 16.

    "Sanctify The Darkness" track listing:

    01. Bloodthirsty
    02. The Pestilence Of Saints
    03. Inquisition
    04. Apokathilosis
    05. … Lies
    06. No More Than Illusion
    07. Atheist
    08. Beyond The Laws Of Church
    09. Mourning Of The Cursed
    10. Dark Abyss (Your Fate Is Colored Black)
    11. Child Molester
    + enhanced part (2 video clips)

    In mid-January Municipal Waste will kick off a European tour with support from Victims and Reproach. Dates include:

    19/01 Berlin, Germany @ Magnet Club
    20/01 Stuttgart, Germany @ Juha West
    21/01 Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk
    22/01 Bologna, Italy @ Sottotetto Club
    23/01 Treviso, Italy @ New Age Club
    25/01 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
    27/01 Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
    28/01 Oslo, Norway @ Betong
    29/01 Bergen, Norway @ Garage
    30/01 Birmingham, UK @ Academy
    01/02 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
    02/02 Leeds, UK @ The Cockpit
    04/02 London, UK @ The Scala
    05/02 Bolwerk, Netherlands @ Sneek
    06/02 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg


    The bands Bass-Player Mike Alexander died on their tour with Amon Amarth.


    Just a few days into the band's European tour with AMON AMARTH, bassist Mike Alexander of British thrashers EVILE was suddenly taken ill and rushed to hospital, but tragically passed away in Luleå, Sweden [on Monday, October 5]. He was 32 years old.

    Fit Of FrustrationFIT OF FRUSTRATION (ex PCDS) has just posted the opening track of the new record on their myspace page. You can download the whole 9 song ep at:


    From Witchburner`s myspace site:

    The recording sessions to our new album "Demons" will soon come to an end and at the moment we are working on the the last nuances of the record.
    One of the 10 new songs, "Nightbreed" is already finished!
    The record will be released as soon as possible!!!
    The song titles are:
    "Satanic Majesty", "Dynasty Of Fear", "Savage Intruder", "Raise The Blade", "Demons", "Break The Skulls", "Beheaded By The Axe", "Stone Cold Killer", "Seeds Of Evil" & "Nightbreed".


    In a recent interview with The Metal Den's Randy "Rocket" Cody, former Anthrax lead singer Dan Nelson revealed that he has two new projects underway, including one with current Testament drummer Paul Bostaph, who was also a founding member of Forbidden, long time drummer for Slayer and former member of Exodus. Some excerpts from the interview are as follows:

    Rocket: You told me you’re now working on a new musical project. Is it going to be a solo Dan Nelson effort? Or with a new band entirely?

    Nelson: "I have been writing my own music. But I am singing and playing guitar in the band Inside Hollow, as well as working on a new metal project with (drummer) Paul Bostaph (Testament, Slayer, Exodus, Forbidden) that is coming out killer! Where is it being recorded and who is producing it? No set studios or producers just yet. We are still in the writing process with both bands."

    Rocket: When can fans expect to see it released?

    Nelson: "I would say definitely 2010 for Inside Hollow, and hopefully the same for the other project."


    Legion, the frontman for Swedish blackened death metal group Devian and former frontman of Marduk, was recently involved in a serious motorcycle accident. A message from Devian reads as follows:

    "Some time ago when Legion (ex-MARDUK) was out racing the over lands of the Jönköping with his new motorcycle, that he bought after coming home from the last Devian tours earlier this year, in search of lyrical inspiration for the new yet-untitled third Devian opus, something went terrible wrong!

    "In a very sharp turn he lost control over the motorcycle and crashed into a stone wall

    Evil Slaughter
    Evil Slaughter, the all female thrash metal band from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, are working on new songs for a promo release.
    The band states on their site "Our proposal is to do old thrash metal , quickly, aggressively and not modern, strengthening the scene and the true metal".
    Check their MySpace site for more info and some musical treats.

    Kingdom Of Hate
    Chilenian thrashers, Kingdom of Hate, has uploaded several new tunes to their Myspace site. The band has an impressive career and started under the name "Necrosis" back in the 80's.

    The bands new songs are more symphonic and folk oriented then what we heard in the 80's, but it's still aggressive and different. Check out their story, and music at their MySpace site.

    by: QuickNick - Monday 05 October 2009 - 12:53:28

    "Hopenosis", the second new song is online.

    "Breathing the Fire", the new album from Athens, Ohio extreme metallers SKELETONWITCH, is available for streaming in its entirety on

    "Breathing the Fire" is scheduled for release on October 13 via Prosthetic Records. The CD's cover artwork was designed by Andrei Bouzikov, who has previously worked with MUNICIPAL WASTE and many others.

    Skeleton Witch


    Hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) will return from an official hiatus and resume live performances this fall.

    In addition to the previously announced shows in November, December, January and February, D.R.I. has scheduled the following dates in March:

    Mach 05 - Hooligans Pub & Music Hall - Jacksonville, NC
    Mach 06 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
    Mach 18 - Key Club - West Hollywood, CA
    Mach 19 - Akebono Theater - Big Island , HI
    Mach 20 - Oceans Beach Bar and Grill - Kihei, HI
    Mach 21 - Alter Solum - Honolulu, HI
    Mach 26 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
    Mach 27 - The Muse - Nashville, TN

    Suicidal Angels

    Greek old-school thrashers SUICIDAL ANGELS will release their new album, "Sanctify The Darkness", on November 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. A video for the song "Apokathilosis" will make its online debut on October 16.

    "Sanctify The Darkness" track listing:

    01. Bloodthirsty
    02. The Pestilence Of Saints
    03. Inquisition
    04. Apokathilosis
    05. … Lies
    06. No More Than Illusion
    07. Atheist
    08. Beyond The Laws Of Church
    09. Mourning Of The Cursed
    10. Dark Abyss (Your Fate Is Colored Black)
    11. Child Molester
    + enhanced part (2 video clips)

    Kingdom Of Hate
    Chilenian thrashers, Kingdom of Hate, have uploaded several new tunes to their Myspace site. The band has an impressive career and started under the name "Necrosis" back in the 80's.

    The bands new songs are more symphonic and folk oriented then what we heard in the 80's, but it's still aggressive and different. Check out their story, and music at their MySpace site.
    Evil Slaughter
    Evil Slaughter, the all female thrash metal band from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, are working on new songs for a promo release.
    The band states on their site "Our proposal is to do old thrash metal , quickly, aggressively and not modern, strengthening the scene and the true metal".
    Check their MySpace site for more info and some musical treats.

    After a stunningly successful europe tour, the debut album from Young Ones is released to the masses. Visit myspace. com/thegreatestrecords if you wish to order a copy.


    Bassist/vocalist Janne Jarvis of Hate Gallery issued the following statement about being arrested at Pub Anchor in Stockholm, Sweden on October 1st:

    “I’ve never experienced anything like it. The bouncers dragged me out and held me down over a barrier outside. I couldn’t breathe and they almost broke my arms. Luckily there were a number of people outside including some journalists who helped me get free. However this was just the start. I managed to make it into the middle of the street and was relieved to see that a police car had just pulled up. I tried to explain what had happened but before they could take a statement the bouncers rushed me and grabbed me again, this time with considerably more force. I pleaded with the police to stop them but they just stood back. They looked like they were panicking and didn’t seem to know what to do or they were ‘friends’ with the bouncers. Luckily some more police turned up and they kindly arrested me and took me away.

    "I cannot believe how incompetent and incapable the Stockholm police were of protecting a member of the public from this kind of assault. Members of the police force that I spoke to later were amazed and embarrassed that members of their own department did absolutely nothing.

    "Stockholm is a great city but the police have lost control of the streets and are powerless or unwilling to protect the public against these licensed thugs. Sadly these events occur every night of the year all around the world, it’s just a shame that a country like Sweden that prides itself on its anti-violence policies and equality should allow its reputation to be damaged by the impotence and apparent corruption of its police.This has to be stopped.

    "If you love music and value your personal safety, I’d strongly advise against going to or playing at Pub Anchor. If you’re an international musician visiting Stockholm then watch your back because the police will not protect you.”

    Linnea Olsson of Sweden Rock Magazine, who was present at Pub Anchor, issued the following the statement about the incident:

    “I’m sorry to say I’m not entirely surprised by the behaviour of the bouncers, since Pub Anchor is infamous for its ruthless and disrespectful staff. I am however stunned by the fact that the police not only failed to do their job, but even enabled this completely unprovoked act of violence. The police claim to have a zero tolerance approach, which does not seem to be true since they’re clearly collaborating with the bouncers. I will never set my foot in Pub Anchor again and I encourage all bands and fans in Stockholm to follow my example".

    Rare footage of Napalm Death performing on the BBC show, "What's That Noise?" in 1989 has been uncovered and posted online at YouTube. You can check out the clip below. The show was presented by Craig Charles, (perhaps best known as Lister from the hit sci-fi comedy series, "Red Dwarf") and also featured Sir Cliff Richard and Patrick Moore, who is the presenter of one of the BBC's longest running shows, "The Sky At Night."

    According to, former Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr has been arrested earlier this week in Los Angeles. He is currently being held on a felony narcotics charge. His bail is set at $100,000 and will appear in court on October 14th. He was previously scheduled to appear on the third season of Celebrity Rehab, although no word has been given yet on if he will still be a part of the show.



  • (09.29) The title track of Slayer's new album "World Painted Blood", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
  • (09.29) Crionics have finished mixing their new EP, "N.O.I.R.". It contains three new songs plus two covers: Immortal's 'Blashyrk (Mighty Ravendark)' and Rammstein's 'Moskau'. The band is in the process of negociating a new record deal.
  • (09.25) The new Nile song 'Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld' is now available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.(09.24) Devin Townsend's new album "Addicted will be out November 17 in North America.
  • (09.24) "The Scars Between Us", the new album from Skinlab, sold around 380 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
  • (09.24) "Descend Into Depravity", the new album from Baltimore death metallers Dying Fetus, sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 166 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 4 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart.
  • (09.24) "Deflorate", the new album from The Black Dahlia Murder, sold around 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 43 on The Billboard 200 chart.
  • (09.24) "Retribution", the new album from Shadows Fall, sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart.
  • (09.24) Mnemic have entered the studio to begin recording their fourth studio album, "Sons Of The System", for a January 2010 release via Nuclear Blast Records.
  • (09.22) Through The Eyes of The Dead have set "Skepsis" as the title of their third full-length album, which will be out on Prosthetic Records. The recording process is about half done. Go here to see the cover artwork.
  • (09.22) Go here to see the cover artwork to Rob Zombie's new solo album.
  • (09.22) Pathology has announced the addition of vocalist Pascual Romero (Strangled By Strangulation, In This Moment) to the group's ranks. Go here to listen to the new vocalist perform one of the band's songs.
  • (09.21) Decrepit Birth will be recording their new album this winter, to be released early next year.
  • (09.21) Misery Index have four songs "in the works" for the band's next album, which they hope to begin recording in January/February 2010.
  • (09.21) Go here to see a decent video of Metallica playing the song "The Shortest Straw" at their Montreal show Sept 19th 2009. Apparently they haven't performed the song live in about 10 years. The song comes off my favorite album of theirs, "And Justice For All", which aparently has sold just over 8 million copies in the U.S.
  • (09.20) Mortal Music and MVD Audio have set a November 3 release date for a new compilation from Oppressor entitled "The Solstice of Agony and Corrosion". The album contaisn 14 tracks from the band's many albums, plus a bonus DVD of live footage and interviews. If you've never heard of this band, I highly recommend picking up this compilation or buy a few of their older albums on ebay, Oppressor played some excellent technical death metal in the 90s, and they are sorely missed.
  • (09.20) Koldborn have announced the addition of drummer Kim Jensen (Dawn Of Demise) and guitarist Martin "O" Olsen (As We Fight) to the group's ranks. The band has also posted a brand new song, 'Ashes', on the Koldborn MySpace page.
  • (09.18) Austrian Death Machine will be releasing a new cd called "Double Brutal", a two CD set featuring one disc of all new tracks, and a second disc of cover songs, including songs originally performed by Metallica, Megadeth, Misfits, Judas Priest and more. It will be our Sept 29th.
    (09.17) It seems as though Deranged has gotten back together (with a slightly modified lineup) and are playing a few shows. No idea whether they'll make a new album or not. The current lineup is Martin Schönherr (Vocals), Thomas Ahlgren (Guitar), Andreas Johansson (Bass), and Rikard Wermén (Drums).
  • (09.17) Go here to listen to the first track, 'Obfuscation', off the new Between The Buried And Me album "The Great Misdirect" due in stores Oct 27th.
  • (09.16) Nile's latest album "Those Whom the Gods Detest" is scheduled for a November 3rd North American release via Relapse Records. Go here to see the cover artwork.
  • (09.16) Rob Zombie's 4th solo studio album will be called "Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool", and it will be released on November 10.
  • (09.16) The Amenta has parted ways with vocalist Jarrod Krafczyk and bassist Dale Harrison. The two have been replaced by Cain Cressall  on vocals (Malignant Monster) and Dan Quinlan on bass (Pain Division). The split was amicable.
  • (09.15) Drummer Thorsten has quit Suffocate Bastard. He leaves on good terms, he's mainly leaving for health issues, he's physically worn out and has decided to give up drumming in death metal bands. He's been replaced with 22 year old Tim Schlichting (ex-Agamendon, Dead Members, Gerauschkulisse). The band has 8 songs ready for a new album.
  • (09.15) Vocalist Matti Way has quit Pathology. The group states, "We are extremely disappointed and bummed over this. Matti has other stuff going on right now and we wish him the best. Because of this we are canceling a few upcoming shows."
  • (09.15) Dream Theater have just released the "Wither" EP via online retailers. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 1) 'Wither (Album Version)', 2) 'Wither (Piano Version)', 3) 'Wither (John Petrucci Vocal Demo)', 4) 'The Best of Times (Mike Portnoy Vocal Demo)'. Track 1 taken from the album "Black Clouds and Silver Linings". Track 2-4 previously unreleased. Here's the cover.
  • (09.12) Shadows Fall's new album "Retribution" is being streamed in its entirety on the band's MySpace page.
  • (09.12) The Black Dahlia Murder's new album "Deflorate" is available for streaming in its entirety at
  • (09.12) Karl Sanders, founder of Nile, is offering one-on-one intermediate and advanced guitar lessons in Greenville, South Carolina. The lessons are $35 for one half hour, and $60 for each full hour. E-mail for more information.
  • (09.11) Dying Fetus' new album "Descend Into Depravity" is being streamed in its entirety at this location.
  • (09.10) Aeon have parted ways with bassist Max Carlberg and replaced him with Victor Brandt (ex-Satyricon). According to the band, the touring life wasn't for Max, the part is amicable. The band entered the studio last week and are about halfway done recording the 10 songs for a new album to be released in early 2010.
  • (09.10) The Red Chord's new album "Fed Through The Teeth Machine" will be out Oct 27th. Go here to see the cover artwork.
  • (09.10) Arsis has entered Planet Z Studios in Hadley, Massachusetts to begin recording its fourth studio album, "Starve For The Devil", for an early 2010 release via Nuclear Blast Records.
  • (09.09) Devin Townsend's new album "Addicted" should be out early November.
  • (09.09) It seems that guitarist Gus G. has now officially replaced Zakk Wylde in Ozzy Osbourne's band. Go here for a short interview with Gus and how it all went down.
    (09.03) Slayer will release their new album, "World Painted Blood", in the U.S. on November 3 (one day earlier internationally) via American Recordings/Columbia Records.

The line-up and tracklisting for the Saw VI soundtrack has been revealed. The soundtrack features brand new and unreleased music from Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil, Suicide Silence, Shadows Fall, Mushroomhead, Converge, It Dies Today, Kittie, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, and more.

The Saw VI soundtrack will be available October 20, 2009. The official website and pre-order has been launched at

In Saw VI, Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.

Trustkill's Josh Grabelle said, "We are stoked about this soundtrack as we've managed to place songs from some of the most exciting hard rock and metal bands in the scene on this one. We are all huge fans of the Saw movies and are ready to knock this one out of the park!"

Artists' Addiction Soundtracks' Jonathan Platt says of the Saw VI Soundtrack: "We feel that we have put together a collection of songs that really mirrors the chaos onscreen. All of our acts are big fans of the Saw series and were excited to be a part of the soundtrack and I think that energy really comes across."

The Saw VI Soundtrack track listing is as follows:

01. Hatebreed "In Ashes They Shall Reap"
02. Lacuna Coil "The Last Goodbye" *
03. It Dies Today "Reckless Abandon"
04. Mushroomhead "Your Soul Is Mine" *
05. Chimaira "Warpath" *
06. Danko Jones "Code Of The Road"

07. Suicide Silence "Genocide / Saw VI Remix" *
08. Memphis May Fire "Ghost In The Mirror"
09. Outbreak "The Countdown Begins" *
10. Shadows Fall "Still I Rise / Saw VI Remix" *
11. Type O Negative "Dead Again"
12. Converge "Dark Horse"

13. Kittie "Cut Throat"
14. Nitzer Ebb "Never Known" *
15. Every Time I Die "Roman Holiday"
16. My My Misfire "The Sinatra"
17. The Flood "Lethal Injection"
18. James Brothers "More Than A Sin"

19. 69 Eyes "We Own The Night"
20. Ventana "Watch Us Burn"
21. Miss May I " Forgive & Forget"



Former 3 Inches of Blood bassist Brian Redman has passed away.


The spanish Thrashers have their debut album "Moshpirit" ready. The album contains 11 songs (incl. one bonus track) and the artwork was done by Ed Repka.

GWAR just kicked off the first phase of the tour of their already-legendary two-year long 25th Anniversary Celebration. They are touring in support of their brand new album, "LUST IN SPACE", out now on Metal Blade Records!

Continuing the celebration in true GWAR form, the band recently wrapped filming for their first music video off the of the “LUST IN SPACE” album for the lead single “LET US SLAY” Check out the world premiere of the video on the official home page of GWAR.


In the wake of their latest release, "Toying With the Insanities," current members of Candiria have learned the sad news that original Candiria guitarist, Chris Puma, passed away last week, on September 20th. The band has issued the following statement:

“Chris Puma died on September 20th 2009. The cause is not known to us, as his family did not speak of it. He leaves behind two children, 3 year old Aislinn A'marie and a 4 month old Aidan Todd. Chris was a great friend to the founding members of the band, and a respected musician among his friends and peers. He was a kind and gentle person and he will be missed.”

Puma was one of the founding members of the band, playing guitar in Candiria from 1992 to 1997, while helping to create the unique sound that Candiria is known for today. He can be heard on such Candiria records as Deep in the Mental (1995) and Surrealistic Madness (1995).

MaleficeMalefice have added a headlining show on Halloween, October 31, 2009 at Retributions in Leicester. Prior to this, the band is heading to New Delhi, India to headline the metal day ‘Blitzkrieg’ at the annual week long Rendevous Festival on September 26, 2009. For more info:

Dallas, TX's The Destro have two for Tuesday as they premiere two new songs from their forthcoming full-length Harmony Of Discord tomorrow. The track Persistence Of Ignorance will premiere on Metal while Justifiers Of Malice will run on the band's own myspace page. Harmony Of Discord is the band's sophomore album on Ironclad Recordings and drops on October 13th.

California-based metallers DÉTENTE — featuring vocalist Ann Boleyn (HELLION) alongside original DÉTENTE members Dennis Butler (drums), Caleb Quinn (guitar) and Steve Hochheiser (bass) — will debut some of the material from their upcoming album, "Decline", when they perform at the Jumping Turtle in San Marcos, California on October 15. Also appearing on the bill is RIOT.

Faith Or Fear

Clarence "C.J." Jenkins
, bassist for the popular Philadelphia-based thrash-metal band FAITH OR FEAR, died Sunday (September 13) after suffering an apparent heart attack during the group's performance at the city's Arts, Music and Antiques Festival.


After some demos and a split with german band OLD, the spanish Thrashers have their first full-length out, finally.

Some songs from "Thrash Metal is Violence" are up on their myspace.

Suicidal Angels
Hello to all metalheads all over the world!!!  
We are more than happy and proud to announce that we won the RTN Award 2009 and sign a deal with NUCLEAR BLAST!  
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everybody that voted for us and of course good luck to all the bands that participated in this contest!  
Our new album "Sanctify The Darkness" will be out on the 20th of November so stay tuned for more infos and as always prepare yourselves to be thrashed!!!!


The Thrashers from Slovenia have parted ways with guitarist Dyz and had to cancel some gigs.

The songs for the new album have been recorded and mixed, so they`re on the search for a label now. The album has the worktitle "Coordinates of Confusion" and will contain 9 tracks.


The release date for the new album "The evolution of chaos" has been set back once more. The new date is the 25th of January 2010.

Lazarus A.D.Lazarus A.D. filmed a new live video for Revolution this summer at Milwaukee, WI’s famed Summerfest. They played on Friday, June 26th as direct support to Burn Halo and Saliva in front of hordes of rabid metal/rock fans.
Fans can see the video on starting on September 23rd at 9am pacific time. The Onslaught is available everywhere now!


The german band has the full new album "Electric Shock" as snippets on its myspace site. "Electric Shock" will be the band`s fifth album.
Brazilian thrashers ANDRALLS have signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the worldwide release of their fourth studio album, simply entitled "Andralls". Due mid-October, the CD — which was made available in Brazil this past summer — will include two bonus live tracks. A 25-date European tour will follow in November and December.



Songs from the upcoming album "The Prophecy" can be heard here:

Gama Bomb

The new album TALES FROM THE GRAVE IN SPACE will be released online on Nov 5th for FREE!

So anyone can grab it on Nov 5th completely free of cost at:


    • (08.31) According to Zakk Wylde's wife, Zakk is in "stable" condition right now after being diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs and leg. They are following up with his doctors in L.A. with hopes of beginning a slow recovery.
    • (08.28) Throught The Eyes Of The Dead has entered Geller Cellar Studios in New York to begin recording the band's as-yet-untitled third full-length album. The group is self-producing the effort, with Eliot Geller engineering, for an early 2010 release via Prosthetic Records.
    • (08.27) Rob Zombie's new solo record will be out Nov 10th.
    • (08.26) Black Label Society has dropped off the remaining dates on the "Pedal To The Metal Tour" due to the health of frontman Zakk Wylde. Wylde has been diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs and was admitted to a Eugene, Oregon hospital yesterday.
    • (08.21) A new Despised Icon track, 'Day Of Mourning', is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
    • (08.20) "Evangelion", the ninth full-length studio album from Behemoth, sold 8,500 copies in the USs in its first week of release to debut at position No. 56 on The Billboard 200 chart.
    • (08.19) Go here to listen to the Arch Enemy track 'Beast Of Man' from the new new album "The Root Of All Evil", an album of re-recorded songs of early Arch Enemy material.
    • (08.18) Go here to listen to a new song 'Beyond The Sphere Of Reason', off the new Synthetic Breed album.
    • (08.18) Go here to see the cover artwork to the new Devin Townsend Project album "Addicted". He plans on starting on the 3rd album in the series "Deconstruction" in October. And here's what Devin had to say about touring plans: "On other notes: I have been rehearsing with a new band, and we will start touring in early 2010, representing all the back catalogue of solo material, from 'Ki', 'Addicted', Physicist, Ziltoid, Terria, Ocean Machine, The Devin Townsend Band, Infinity etc... I have some big plans for this and rehearsals are sounding amazing. The touring entity will be called 'Devin Townsend' and is essentially a way for me to get out there and interact again and showcase 15 years of music that never really got its fair shake. We look forward to seeing you out there!"
    • (08.16) According to Slayer's drummer Dave Lombardo, their new album should be out the first or second week of October.
    • (08.11) Skinlab's new album "The Scars Between Us" available for streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page
    • (08.08) Skinlab have once again parted ways with guitarist Glen "Glenny" Telford. He was unable to commit to the touring schedule that the band has coming up.
    • (08.08) Dying Fetus are streaming another new track, 'Shepherd's Commandment', on their MySpace page.
    • (08.06) Brain Drill have posted a brand new track entitled 'Monumental Failure' on their MySpace page. The band is currently writing material for its second album with a new lineup, including new bassist Ivan Munguia and new drummer Ron Casey.
    • (08.06) Ankla have posted a new song 'Persistence' on their myspace page, which will be on their upcoming album.
    • (08.06) Aeon have entered full writing-mode and are creating the remaining songs for their upcoming album.
    • (08.06) Divine Heresy's new album "Bringer of Plagues" sold around 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 148 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at No. 4 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart. Their first album, "Bleed The Fifth", opened with 2,700 units back in September 2007.
    • (08.06) Apocalyptica is scheduled to enter the studio in the winter to begin recording its new album for a spring 2010 release.
    • (08.06) Scott Ian of Anthrax has stated he wants John Bush back in the band as vocalist. It's not official yet, they're seeing if they can work out a deal, but the intention of the band is to have John back.
    • (08.05) Mnemic have chosen producer Tue Madsen (Halford, Behemoth, Kataklysm, The Haunted) as producer for their new album. He worked on the band's frist two albums "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" and "The Audio Injected Soul". They are entering the studio in September, and the album will be released in January 2010.
    • (08.05) Go here to listen to a statement from Burton C Bell (Fear Factory) about his side of why the band legal situation is all messed up.
    • (08.04) Go here to see the artwork from Skinlab's new album.
    • (08.01) "Evangelion", the ninth full-length studio album from Behemoth is available for streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page.
    • (08.01) Devolved have had the release date of their Reissue of "Calculated" pushed back to January 2010 from the previously announced August 25. According to the band, the date was changed "due to a joint distribution merger between Unique Leader and Prosthetic Records." The band will enter the studios this fall to record their new album, also to be released in 2010.
  • Savage Messiah: European release date for "Insurrection rising": 19th of October

    Dream Theater' and Liquid Tension Experiment's 3rd keyboardist Jordan Rudess's online conservatory:

    A fan of occult rock band The Devil's Blood stole a shoe of the singer at their gig in Hamburg and put it up for auction at Ebay.

    Armed for Apocalypse Chico California’s ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE has just launched a new design for the band’s MySpace page to coincide with their debut release Defeat, available everywhere September 15th. ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE has also set up a special preorder for Defeat giving fans the chance order Defeat as either the CD alone or as a t-shirt/CD bundle for a special low price. Check out tracks We Fell from the Bottom, Fists of God, and the just posted, The Demon Who Makes Trophies of Men off of Defeat HERE and if you like what you hear place your preorder HERE.

    The musical talents of ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE, featuring former members of Will Haven, The Abominable Iron Sloth, and Ghostride can best be described as a racket akin to the gates of hell opening; mixing the sludgy, down-tuned heavy riffs of Crowbar and Eyehategod with the white noise assault of Cursed, and the death metal groove of Entombed. Guitarist/vocalist Cayle Hunter explains; “we don't want to be faster or tougher than anybody else. We just want to make heavy music that is UNDENIABLE when you hear it."

    Austrian Death Machine As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis and California frontman Ahhnold are back for round two with the release of AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE’s Double Brutal, the follow up to 2008’s highly successful (and, well, brutal) release, Total Brutal. With an appetite for all things barbarous, AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE ups the ante with Double Brutal. This two-disc goliath features one disc of all new heavy tracks in the tradition of all of Ahhnold’s greatest cinematic moments and a second disc of cover songs including songs originally performed by METALLICA, MEGADETH, MISFITS, JUDAS PRIEST and more, with cover art once again being tackled by Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, NOFX, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, etc).

    A new audio clip featuring sneak peeks at tracks taken from Double Brutal is currently available on ADM’s MySpace page HERE. Check it out to get a taste of the sheer brutality that is set to devastate the world on September 29th Doom-thousand and Nine.


    As part of an a new six-episode documentary series about the evolution of the music scene in the 1980s, German/French TV station arte is set to broadcast episode 5, titled: "Gothic, Industrial & Black Metal," on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at 10.55pm CET. This episode features new interviews with bands such as Killing Joke or Cabaret Voltaire as well as clips from an interview conducted with Triptykon's Tom Gabriel Fischer about the emergence of Hellhammer and Celtic Frost.

    Further information can be found on arte's website.

    Welcome to the 80's - Episode 5: Gothic, Industrial & Black Metal
    Written and directed by Tom Theunissen, 2009.

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at 10.55pm CET. The broadcast will be repeated by arte on Saturday, August 29, at 03.00am CET, and by German TV station ZDF on Thursday, September 3, at 06.05pm CET.


    New upstart label, FnA Records, uncovers hidden gem from 1985 with major musicians!

    FnA Records is set to release a piece of musical history.. In 1985, Heavy Metal band HAWK recorded an album that would never see the light of day. Within the last twenty-four years from when the album was recorded, all the members of the band have gone on to have stellar careers.

    Hawk featured Scott Travis who would leave Hawk for Racer X and then eventually become the ongoing drummer in Judas Priest; one of the worlds greatest Heavy Metal bands. Lead singer Charlie Wayne Morrill would eventually front King Kobra and be a major player in the development of the Bullet Boys. Lonnie Vincent also became a member of the Bullet Boys. Lastly, Doug Marks went onto form Metal Method; a highly successful instructional music video company.

    Although the band wore a lot of make-up, they were definitely a heavy metal band with tunes like Witches Burning, Overkill, Burning Leather, and Don't Try To Stop Me. The 10 track album also featured one ballad entitled No One 2 Love.

    When FnA Records ( uncovered this gem in 2009 and found out that it had been sitting in the vaults all these years, they knew they had to release it. FnA Records named the album LET THE METAL LIVE after one of the tracks on the album and how appropriate that is for the times.

    The album is slated for release on September 1, 2009, although it has been readily available online for the last month.

    FnA Records, LLC. is a new record label formed in 2009 to bring Rockers and Metal heads some of the best unreleased and hard-to-find music from the 80's and early 90's.  We are also a label that allows you, the fans to bring us music that you remember from "Back In The Day", and to have it professionally released. 

    To review any of our releases digitally or by hard copy, please e-mail us at

    FnA Records, LLC. P.O. Box 187 Madison, TN. 37715

    Phone: 1-877-251-4770 Web:


    Delaware thrash/speed metal band SOLITUDE was formed in 1983. Despite releasing three critically acclaimed demos true "breakout success" always seemed to slip through their fingers.

    Due on October 13, "Poisoned Population: The Complete Collection" (1987-1994) is a two-disc remastered collection of all 26 tracks. It features all-new artwork, extensive liner notes, full lyrics, enhanced live concert videos and much more.

    The track listing is as follows:

    Disc 1:

    01. Twisted
    02. No Future
    03. Tipping The Balance
    04. Alter The Red
    05. Mind Pollution
    06. From Within
    07. The Afterlife
    08. A Loss Of Blood
    09. The Empty
    10. Poisoned Population
    11. In This Life
    12. Side Winder

    Disc 2:

    01. Shroud Of Silence
    02. Fall Of Creation
    03. Degenerate
    04. Alter The Red
    05. Instrumental
    06. The After Life
    07. Side Winder
    08. Typhoid Mary
    09. Bats In The Belfry
    10. The Elegy
    11. The End
    12. You Die
    13. Dead Or Alive
    14. Buried Alive

    For more information, visit


    Anger As Art

    The first song from ANGER AS ART`s upcoming album "Disfigure" will be online on Monday, the 31th. "The Crush" can be heard at the band`s record label OSM Records -

    This is the new AAA line-up:

    Steve Gaines - Vocals, guitar (Abattoir, Bloodlust, Tactics, Dreams Of Damnation, Pagan War Machine, Bitch)
    Dan Oliverio - lead guitar (Abattoir, Stealth)
    Angelo Espino - bass (Hirax, Once Dead, Reverend, Uncle Slam, Vermin)
    Rob Alaniz- drums (Evil Dead, Abattoir, Winterthrall, Noctuary)


    Meliah Rage

    The release of MELIAH RAGE`s new album "Maquerade" has been pushed back for some weeks.

    There are now 3 songs from that album up on their myspace site.


    Mass Extinction

    Message from the irish Thrashers:

    Mass Extinction and vocalist Tom Cunningham have decided to part ways.



    Famous electric guitar pioneer Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss) passed away today at the age of 94. Les Paul reportedly died in White Plains, New York from complications related to pneumonia. Born in Wisconsin in 1915, Paul was involved with music and recording his entire life, and performed on dozens of albums and singles. He made his first solid body guitar design in the late 1930's dubbed "The Log," because it was made out of a normal length of wood. Paul was also known for being involved in the invention of multitrack recording and tape delay.

    In 2005, a month shy of his 90th birthday, Les Paul was one of 14 people inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The electric guitar brought Paul international renown as a musician, won him five Grammys, put him on television for eight years with his wife, Mary Ford, and made Gibson Guitar Corp.'s signature Les Paul Standard a guitar of choice for garage bands and virtuosos on five continents.

    "In my wildest dreams, I never thought I would see so many people using them," Paul said in a telephone interview prior to his induction. "I owe it to the rock-and-roll players, especially the Jeff Becks, the Paul McCartneys and Jimi Hendrix. All of them were playing a Les Paul guitar."

    "[Gibson] laughed at me for 10 years," Paul said. "They called me 'the guy with the broomstick with the pickups on it.' "

    More information on Les Paul can be found at his official website.


    We present you the second album from DOMINIC titled "North" (Denovali/ Cargo).

    The four Norwegian guys from DOMINIC form one of the most lovely bands you can imagine. They have toured Europe several times, leaving smiling faces everywhere.

    Musically often compared to JR EWING, not only because they share the same national origin but also because of their success in combining energy and emotions to create some fresh Post-Hardcore that simply blows you away!

    On "Nord" you will find 10 new songs by one of the best and most likeable hardcore, post-punk whatever bands of the past years, housed in a beautiful woodcut-style screenprinted cover.

    Milkman, one of the oldest (in age and existence) and fastest hardcore punk bands from the Netherlands is celebrating their 15 year existence in 2009. And what better way to celebrate this 15 year existence than with the release of a new Milkman double CD called “15 years of Hell”.
    15 years of hell contains 9 brand new milkman songs, older songs recorded again to give a good overview of Milkman’s 15 year career and 2 complete live sets.
    A grand total of 62 songs on 2 disks. 2 brand new songs are uploaded at the media section of our website (

    For those who don’t know: Milkman plays fast and aggressive hardcore punk in the vein of DRI, SOD and Poison Idea. Check it out at

    It Breeds No More recently released their first EP named: Definition. The band really enjoyed recording with Stefan at the Heartwork studio, and they will definitely go back the for their full length. I think the next quote says it all. "Both Material and knowledge wise, we couldn't have chosen a better studio, heartwork has experience with both metal and hardcore, he exactly knows how we should sound".

    The Artwork has been designed by Cara To.

    The EP contains four tracks, and has a playtime close to 15 minutes.
    1: The Uncertainty Principle 3:35
    2: The Herd 3:05
    3: Nothingness 3:42
    4: The Antidote 4:10

    The last track, antidote can be heard at their myspace

    The EP is sold out at the moment and is being repressed. It will be soon available at Fatcat Records Antwerpen, Metalzone Gent, IBNM shows, and Blackroad shows.
    MANOWAR guitarist Karl Logan is accepting a limited number of students to receive personal one to one online guitar lessons. Each lesson will be individually crafted to the students wishes. Karl Logan will be your personal instructor. Now you will be able to learn how to play guitar, like the Kings Of Metal!

    Do not miss this exciting, new opportunity created especially for you by the Kingdom Of Steel. You can now obtain live, private, guitar lessons online with MANOWAR's, Karl Logan. Lessons will cover all styles on all levels.

    Lessons are available that cover everything from theory, scales and modes, chord construction and last but not least Karl's personal secret burning lead guitar techniques.

    Karl Logan has toured all over the world and played to the biggest rock and metal crowds in the world and now Karl will personally teach you everything you want to know in an individual, online, 30 minute guitar lesson. You will be able to take your guitar playing to new heights and see your playing instantly improve with Karl Logan's personal support and guidance.

    This is all you are going to need to get started immediately:

    - High Speed Internet Connection
    - Web camera
    - Microphone and headphones
    - Skype (
    - A guitar & amplifier

    NOTICE: Each guitar lesson is 30 minutes in duration and it is strictly for one (1) individual. Please do not invite friends and family during your lesson, we do not want you to be distracted but rather to concentrate on your guitar playing.

    Fill out the following form, provide us with your contact information and we will send you a confirmation via e-mail with a scheduled date and time for your lesson, based on your availability.

    For a very limited time only every student who purchases a guitar lesson with Karl Logan will also receive a 5% discount on any of Karl's Signature MC Guitar models (!

    Do not wait, reserve your lesson NOW!
    You too can learn to BURN!!!!!!

    Click HERE to schedule your lesson!
    The upcoming new album of Austrian death metallers Mastic Scum will be entitled "Dust" and is set to be released on Nov. 13th by Twilight Distribution (Germany)!
    Swedish Extreme Metallers SHINING have been confirmed to support SATYRICON on the upcoming European Tour. The 17-date tour, set to start on the 2nd December, also includes NEGURA BUNGET and DARK FORTRESS.
    The unleashing of Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem Trahunt, the ninth studio album from Norwegian black metal legion GORGOROTH, is drawing near. Recorded at drummer Tomas Asklund's Monolith Studio and mastered at the Cutting Room in Stockholm, Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem Trahunt is the first recording featuring the band's official new lineup of guitarist/founder Infernus, former vocalist Pest , former guitarist Tormentor, bassist Frank Watkins (Obituary) and Asklund (Dissection, Dark Funeral et al). The record was produced by Infernus and co-produced/engineered by Asklund.
    Following a successful trek with the 2009 edition of the Summer Slaughter Tour earlier this year, Finnish Viking metal warriors ENSIFERUM will return to the frontlines for a full North American headlining tour this November. Support will be provided by Hypocrisy, Ex Deo, Blackguard and Swashbuckle
    Californian rockers FU MANCHU are about to release their 10th studio album “Signs Of Infinite Power” on October 19th, 2009 in Europe and October 20th, 2009 in the US via Century Media Records.
    On January 9th, 2009, 36 Crazyfists filmed their very first live DVD in their hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. The effort, aptly titled "Underneath A Northern Sky" was directed by good friend Todd Bell, who joined the band for a weeks worth of revisiting old stomping grounds, listening to stories of the formation of the band and all the antics that come along with a band who is in their 15th year and counting.

    Dr Slaggleberry return with a new instrumental album entitle The Slagg Factory in October via Crash Records.

    The first new Forbidden Song "Adapt or die" will be up on their myspace site, on monday.
    Anvil Chorus

    Rockadrome Records announced the 29th of September as the release-date for the album "The Killing Sun". This will be the first full-length for the legendary 80s Heavy-Thrash-Progressive Metal band from San Francisco.

    Since their inception in 1998, Death By Stereo has been balancing consciousness and chaos with their unique genre-bending amalgam of hardcore, metal and punk.

    "Death Is My Only Friend", the band's 5th studio album, was produced & recorded by Jason Freese (Green Day, Jewel, Goo Goo Dolls) and mixed by Jay Baumgardener (Linkin Park, Evanesence).

    "Death Is My Only Friend" finds the band’s sound venturing into uncharted musical waters and they have created the biggest sounding Death By Stereo record to date.

    Catch 'em live:



    Norway’s Emperor have been added to the impressive list of artists set to be featured on Electronic Arts forthcoming Brutal Legend video game.  The action-adventure game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 features Jack Black as the game’s lead character with additional game players featuring the voices of Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne, Lita Ford and actor/celebrity Tim Curry.

    Brutal Legend creative director Tim Schafer, used his own music experience as inspiration for the game.  It is the second game from Schafer’s San Francisco-based Double Fine Productions, a company he launched in 2000 after leaving LucasArts.  Electronic Arts’ web-based biography of the game notes it “features the character of Eddie Riggs, a roadie, who is accidentally transported to a fantasy world inspired by the artwork of heavy metal album covers.  Eddie becomes the world’s savior leading the down-trodden humans against a range of supernatural overlords using a battle axe, his Flying V guitar infused with magical powers and a customizable hot rod.”

    The game follows the recent release of Live Inferno, a special series of recordings (2cd, dvd, deluxe box, limited 7-inch) captured during Emperor’s 2006/2007 reunion performances.  Professionally tracked and featuring stunning packaging, the series celebrates the Norwegian black metal band’s sold out performances at Norway’s popular Inferno Fest and Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival.

    Forming in 1991, Emperor recordings have sold hundreds of thousands worldwide. Their impact on black/extreme metal ranks them as one of the genre's most influential. Respected by musician, fan and critic alike, Emperor recorded their final album, Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise, in 2001. Guitarist Samoth and drummer Trym continued together in Zyklon; their third and latest album, Disintegrate, released in 2006. Vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn went on to work with the now defuct band project Peccatum. He produced/recorded the debut from Hardingrock (featuring musical contributions from partner Heidi S. Tveitan from Starofash and famed Norwegian fiddler Knut Buen).  He is currently finishing work on his third solo album planned for release in early 2010.

    Additional artists confirmed for inclusion on Brutal Legend include Anthrax, Anvil, Black Sabbath, Carcass, Dimmu Borgir, Enslaved, Judas Priest, King Diamond, Mastodon, Megadeth, Ministry, Motley Crue, Motorhead, Ozzy Osborne, Rotting Christ, Skeletonwitch, Slayer, and Testament.


    The Craft 

    Primitai return with their new single “The Craft,” a high energy fuelled rock / metal offering from the South East based group. Nick (lead guitar & backing vocals) and Jamie (bass) are based in Sandhurst, Guy (vocals) is located in London, Chris (drums) resides in Southampton and Srdjan (guitar) originally from Bosnia, lives in Reading.


    “Ball breaking riffs, shredding solo’s, no prisoners taken and metal up your arse” Kerrang Magazine


    “Plenty of attitude, some cool riffing and definitely no shortage of solos” Powerplay Magazine


    February 2008 saw the release of the bands debut album “Through The Gates of Hell” with reviews from national magazines Rock Sound, Kerrang, Powerplay and Zero Tolerance. Planet Thrash named the album ‘Featured Album of the Month.’ Live TV performances on Red TV and Cue Tracks soon followed in support of the release, and in 2008 they featured on Get Ready to Rock’s ‘Rising stars iTunes podcast’ who claimed Primitai were ‘definitely one to watch.’


    “…Battle hymn themes and ‘80’s fun. Kickarse!” Zero Tolerance


    Primitai have garnered a mass of radio support for previous single releases with airplay from the likes of BBC 6 Music’s Bruce Dickinson, Total Rock Radio, Rock 247 and BBC Radio Berkshire, plus many, many more. Past singles include “War Cries” and “Primitillian Man,” both with accompanying videos. Their debut single, “Primitillian Man,” reached No 3 in the HMV Rock download charts.


    “A great track from a proper talented band” Is This Music


    Primitai are a band who can seriously play, and on each [track] here they push both the songs and their own playing abilities to the limit” Get Ready to Rock


    Since forming in 2003 whilst at college in Sandhurst, they have built up a dedicated fan base from constantly gigging across the UK. Their experience from playing live combined with their improvisation and the ability to put on a phenomenal live show is what helped them reach the finals of ‘Surface Unsigned.’


    “Their sound is decadent, it's a reminder of those times where music is more important than the air you breathe, but not the beer you drink”

    Surface Unsigned Festival Live Review


    See Primitai live:

    Aug 31 – MMMFEST at Gaff, London / Sep 5 – Surface Unsigned Festival – London Final, Camden Dome, London /

    Oct 3 – The Gaff, London

    Original Blitzkrieg guitarist passes away.

    CONTRADICTION announce album cover and tracklist!!! “The Essence of Anger” the new thrash metal 20th anniversary masterpiece of Wuppertal’s cult band CONTRADICTION will be released on September 25, 2009.

    Limited Access Records and the band go ahead and release the cover artwork by Jonathan Stenger ( and the track list!

    1. Perfect Combatants
    2. The Essence Of Anger feat. Leif Jensen of DEW-SCENTED
    3. Start The Action
    4. The Spectator
    5. Walk Of Shame
    6. For The Light
    7. Death Is Now
    8. Lifes End
    9. Collateral Carnage
    10. Reign Of Fear
    11. Domesticated feat. Leif Jensen of DEW-SCENTED
    12. Commandments
    Guest singer Leif Jensen of DEW-SCENTED will be the only musical guest on CONTRADICTION’s upcoming album.

    The release party and show for "The Essence of Anger" will be on October 9th at the LCB in Wuppertal, Germany. Their buddies Naked Frenzy and Aardvarks will support CONTRADICTION.


    RazorRape News

    Here we bring you some fresh news from RazorRape!

    Album title announced:
    "Unleashing The Shemales of Vengeance"
    RazorRape will enter the studio 21-22-23 August and record the upcoming album!
    There are 15 songs (including 2 re-recorded)

    Some of the song titles:

    "Vaginal Head Gear"
    "Ballsack Blastfuck"
    "Faceless Female Cumshot"
    "Spill Her Guts"
    "A lesson in sodomy"

    Prepare for ultra brutal bondage bulldozer gore grind!

    New album coming soon from Rotten Roll Rex!

    Watch out the RazorRape Myspace for new songs in September!


    Inside sources have claimed that the Norwegian black metal legends Immortal may be to blame for the cancellation of the Romanian metal festival, Rock City Open Air. The source states that the band were paid 25% of their fee in advance as a condition for them to perform. However, although Immortal has pulled out of the show, they are reportedly refusing to pay back the money they owe, which means the festival will not have the money needed to stage the event. Stay tuned for more details on this situation.



    The young Thrashers from Singapore made an announcement on their myspace site:

    New release in the works...

    Alright this is for anyone who happens to read this entry which I doubt is a very large number hehe so yeah.....
    We'll be entering TNT Studios to record drum tracks for an upcoming 3-track demo this coming weekend.


    At War

    The whole new album "Infidel" is streaming here:


    Majster Kat

    Majster Kat presents two new videoclips to the songs from the "Svata Zvrhlost" album: Majster Kat - V Udoli Vciel



    DEMONICA, the Thrash project around Hank Sherman (Mercyful Fate), featuring Craig Loceiro (Forbidden), among others, have put a new song online. "Demon Class" is streaming on their myspace site.


    Austrian Death MachinePress release from MetalBlade:
    The heaviest metal band in the world (by sheer mass) has finished their follow up to Total Brutal - get ready for Double Brutal! Not satisfied with the limitations offered by putting out a single disc album, Ahhnold demanded two full cds full of muscle pumping metal! When asked why they needed two discs and why he thought that was best, he quickly replied, “Two discs made it heavy and brutal enough to crush our enemies, see them driven before us, and to hear the lamentations of their women!!!”


    Lethal Strike

    The young Thrashers from New Jersey have a new song up on their myspace site - "Undead Holocaust". The track will be featured on their upcoming EP.


    Gama Bomb

    From the band`s myspace:

    Our third album, which will be released November 5th on Earache Records, will be titled Tales From The Grave In Space.

    The album is inspired by the horror and sci-fi compendiums of the 1950s and 60s and will feature cover artwork by a well-known fantasy illustrator.
    Inspired by collections like Tales From The Crypt, The Twilight Zone, Eerie and Creepy, Tales From The Grave In Space's tracks take in topics ranging from the undead, technology run amok and ninja assassins to ghouls, ghosts and murder most foul.
    It's business as usual, boils and ghouls. 

    The record will be produced by Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, this autumn. Keep your eyes peeled for more major news on Tales as soon as we can let the (reanimated) cat out of the bag.



    "Sickened", the first new track from Slovenia`s quality Tech Thrash band NEGLIGENCE is streaming on their myspace site!



    Tardive Dyskinesia sign with Coroner Records
    Greek progressive math-death metallers Tardive Dyskinesia signed with Coroner Records for the release of their second album entitled "The Sea Of See Through Skins", scheduled for the beginning of October. The album, presented as an experimental and hypnotic trip into an obsessive and structurated world, features an incredible technical approach and an overload of math structures and tempos.
    The album was mixed and mastered by Jochem Jacob at Split Second Sound in Holland (Textures, Inquest, Chiraw).

    Evile confirmed for Hellfire II
    Evile, Sylosis, Xerath, The Plight and Blakfish have been added to the line-up for Hellfire II. The festival will take place at the NEC Birmingham in England from 6-8 November.

    Ozzy wants your ticket stubs
    That's right, he wants to see what Ozzy shows you've attended. Upload your old Ozzy concert ticket stub here and get a shout-out from Ozzy on a special section of the website. Upload it before September 30, 2009, and possibly, get your ticket and name in an upcoming Ozzy CD or DVD release "Ticket Stubs".

    Scan your ticket stub at the following specs and send in with your name clearly identified in the file name.

    300dpi RGB JPEG @100% (not cropped - leave approx. 1/8" around ticket)

    Reverend Kill sign with Painkiller Records
    Canada’s REVEREND KILL has signed a deal with PAINKILLER RECORDS (a sub label of Apollon Entertainment UN Limited) for the release of their latest album “His Blood Our Kill”. Recorded and engineered by JOE SIKORSKI, with cover artwork was by SYLVAIN LE BOURHIS, that album is, according to the band, “9 tracks of groovin' Western Canadian style Death Metal". “His Blood Our Victory” is due to hit the streets on the 28th September.

    The amazing book with several unedited real stories of bands who recorded at the Rockfield studios, the legendary magic ex-farm turned to a studio that guaranteed success to many rock titans is out on or on
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    This is the preorder edition of the STSC LP (14 songs). It is limited to 100, handnumbered, stamped and on green vinyl with red bloodsplatter in an awesome gatefold cover. This version exclusively comes with huge Poster and a CD.

    First come, first serve!

    If you are too late you will get the black LP without Poster and CD. The black edition is limited to 400.

    (special edition will be shipped august 12th)


    You can now pre-order the REPROACH s/t LP re-issue. The original artwork has been re-interpreted by Nabbe, the songs are still as hard. This is a classic Belgian hardcore LP. As bands come and go, REPROACH was and still is what it is.

    This records is being released in the States by DEEP SIX RECORDS (

    Reactivated Long Island, New York hardcore/metallers VISION OF DISORDER are crafting material for the band's long-awaited comeback album, which is tentatively due sometime next year via an as-yet-undetermined record label.



    DEATHFIST made this comment on their myspace site:

    We are very happy to announce that we just signed a contract with Pure-Steel Records for a Full-Length release.

    The plan is to write 10 songs (3 are already completely done,2 are soon to be finished) until the end of the year, and hit the studio in the first quater of 2010.

    The full length album will be released via Pure-Steel Records ( on CD, and there will also be a vinyl version by High Roller Records (


    Meliah Rage

    From the band`s myspace site:
    "Sorry we did'nt let you know a little sooner but the release of our new record "Masquerade" has been pushed back to August 25th."


    SusperiaNorway's SUSPERIA continue to ease their way back into live action with vocalist Athera on a short Norwegian tour in September. Confirmed dates are as follows:
    2 - Hulen, Bergen, Norway
    3 - Union Scene, Drammen, Norway
    4 - John Dee, Oslo, Norway
    5 - Maskinistenes Hus, Tønsberg, Norway
    9 -Scene 37, Horten, Norway


    Metal Blade Records artists, Ravage, from Boston, MA, are hell-bent on resurrecting and breathing new life into traditional heavy metal in the United States. As part of their grand design to do so, the band has announced an extensive North American Tour in support of their forthcoming full-length CD, The End Of Tomorrow - due out on August 18th!



    Violator are about to finish their new EP "Annihilation Process". There will also come a 7`split with Bandanos.