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On Nov. 19th Hank Von Helvete, former Turbonegro singer aka Hank Von Hell, born Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby, died at the age of 49.
On October 12th, Andrea Meyer, ex-wife of Emperor's Samoth, German recording artist, writer, actress and model who released albums under the monicker Hagalaz' Runedence and Nebelhexe, as well as guest appearing for Cradle Of Filth and Satyricon, is one of the five killed in a bow-and-arrow attack in Kongsberg, Norway, by a Danish Muslim-converted citizen. She was 52.
On August 24th, The Rolling Stones' drummer Charlie Watts died at 80.
On July 29th, Slipknot's drummer Joey Jordison died at 46.
On July 29th, ZZ Top's bassist Dusty Hill died at 72.
On January 10th, Marsha Zazula, co-founder of Megaforce records died of cancer at 68.
out these two new German acts, Splicer and Gysor:
- (12.13) Soreption have recorded guitars and vocals for their new album.
- (12.12) I usually post my top 10 list on the first of the following year, but have decided this year to follow the more usual path of posting the year's top 10 in late December. So without further ado, see what were my Favorite Albums Of 2020!
- (12.10) Napalm Death will release a mini album called "Resentment Is Always Seismic - A Final Throw Of Throes", which contains 29 minutes of music with some new tracks and a few covers on February 11th 2022. To listen to the track 'Narcissus' from the album, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI8TS-hXF-8
- (12.10) Immolation's new album "Acts Of God" will be out February 18th 2022. To listen to the track 'Apostle' from the album, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJIeXJzyM54
- (12.09) To listen to the new single 'House Of Mirrors' by Arch Enemy visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lshi39BeN5s
- (12.09) Tesseract are working on new material for album number 5.
- (12.07) Near Death Condition's new album "Ascent from the Mundane" will be out February 11th 2022. To listen to the track 'The Bridal Chamber' from the album, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgndBxKyTUE
- (12.03) For a drum playthrough by Dave Astor of 'Engaging In Homicide' from the new Pathology album, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD9RU8yFiAM
- (12.02) Testament have started writing music for a new album.
- Nov 2021
- (11.23) Voyager have started recording their new album.
- (11.22) Broken Hope are five songs into the writing process for their eighth studio album, which they hope to release 2022 / 2023.
- (11.19) To listen to the song 'A Pound Of Flesh' from Patholgy's new album, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvlCx6Zasiw
- (11.05) Ozzy Osbourne's new album should be out early next year.
- (11.02) Added a review to Diphenylchloroarsine's "Subterranean Existential Warfare" album.
(10.15) To listen to the song 'Pierced From Within' from Suffocation's new live album "Live In North America", visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJSakGtURns
- (10.29) Some news from the Decrepit Birth camp: "Our vocalist Bill Robinson has decided to take an extended hiatus from the band. Due to personal reasons, Bill will be sitting out for a while; and in his place, vocalist Mac Smith will be stepping in to help us out! Mac is an amazing vocalist and we are very stoked to bring him in! You may know him from his work in Krosis, Alyerbeast and Hammer of Dawn. [...] We are currently working on our next album and planning tours for 2022 and beyond!"
- (10.25) Nightrage's new album "Abyss Rising" will be out January 21st 2022.
- (10.23) To listen to the song 'Dirge For The Infected' from Patholgy's new album, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVzGRzx4fv8
- (10.21) To listen to the new single 'Deceiver, Deceiver' by Arch Enemy visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn6-0CftMas
- (10.14) Devin Townsend's "The Puzzle / Snuggles" album has been delayed till Dec 3rd due to a shortage of the plastic required to manufacture the CD casing. A full video on the subject is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9t17ldEb44
- (10.11) Ozzy Osbourne has recorded 15 songs for his new album.
- (10.05) Near Death Condition's new album has been handed off to the label, and should be out early 2022.
- (10.04) Cerebral Incubation' new album "Fermented Cranial Inebriating Fluids" will be out November 26th 2021, to listen to the newly released title track, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdC8rIAhMkU
- (10.03) To listen to the song 'As The Entrails Wither' from Patholgy's new album, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94umT1bQ6is
- (07.28) Dream Theater's new album "A View From The Top Of The World" will be out October 22nd 2021.
- (07.27) Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison died in his sleep last night. He was 46. No cause of death has been announced. Rest in Peace Joey.
- (07.26) To listen to the new song 'Drag Me To Hell' by Aborted, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82hj7Ln2DRA
- (06.30) Sanzu's new album "Our Behaviour When Drowning" will be out early 2022.
- (06.25) To listen to the new song 'Impetus Odi' by Aborted, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxES2ziBy2E
- (06.18) Carcass' new album "Torn Arteries" will be out Sept 17th 2021, to listen to the first track 'Kelly's Meat Emproium', go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdcfhccjk78
- (06.11) Devin Townsend has 2 new albums coming out, "The Puzzle" in late 2021 and "Lightwork" in spring 2022.
- (06.11) Aborted's new album will be called "Maniacult" and will be out Sept 10th 2021.
- (06.05) Immolation have started rehearsing for their 11th album.
- (05.28) To listen to the new song 'Falsifying Life' by Nightrage, go here: https://nightrage.bandcamp.com/track/falsifying-life
- (05.27) To listen to the new song 'Deificvs' by Pestilence, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcUAvP-gEwk
- (05.16) Severe Torture are practicing music for a new album.
- (05.14) Misha Mansoor from Periphery will release a solo album under the Bulb moniker called "Moderately Fast, Adequately Furious" on July 16th. Go here for the first single, 'Parabolica': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1TGQ9LUBKY
- (05.14) To listen to the new song 'Fuel Injected SUicide Machine' by Fear Factory, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMzXAeUbgyI
- (05.14) Devin Townsend will release a new live album (CD and Bluray): "Devolution Series #2 - Galactic Quarantine" on June 25th, which will be a collection of songs performed live from his house during quarantine. Go here for more details and the track listing.
- (05.02) Cerebral Incubation are finished writing their new album.
- (05.02) To listen to the new song 'Path of Retribution' by Facelift Deformation, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWICbX9JM4s. The EP will be out May 23rd.
- (05.02) Former Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O'Brien has been sentenced in connection with his 2018 arrest for burglary and assaulting a police officer. He has been sentenced to time served and five years of probation and ordered to pay $23,793.45 in restitution. He was also ordered to get drug and alcohol evaluations and render 150 hours of community service.
- Apr 2021
- (04.30) Man Must Die are hard at work recording their new album.
- (04.30) Ozzy Osbourne has done 15 tracks for his new album, and hopes to get it finished soon.
- (04.20) Aborted are currently recording their new album.
- (04.19) Cattle Decapitation have written a few songs for their new album.
- (04.16) Aeon just finished recording their new album.
- (04.16) Antropofagus is still working on their new album, here's some riff teasers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbMYlrkIi2I
- (04.16) To listen to the new song 'Disruptor' by Fear Factory, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0FCV4LUBZU. Their new album will be out June 18th.
- (04.16) To listen to the new song 'Morbvs Propagationem' by Pestilence, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZORCcePzoE8
- (04.15) Go here for the cover artwork to Fear Factory's new album "Aggression Continuum": https://assets.blabbermouth.net/media/fearfactoryaggressionbetter.jpg
- (04.09) To listen to new track 'Chestburst' off the new Hideous Divinity EP "LV-426", visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT5xhQz07ww
- (04.09) Fear Factory have renamed their new album "Aggression Continuum", and will release a single April 16th.
- (04.02) Cyranoi new album "Dive" should be out April 16th 2021.
(03.08) Current Entombed AD and former Entombed singer LG Petrov has passed away from bile duct cancer. He was 49 years old. He sung on many of the most classic early Entombed records. RIP metal brother!
- (03.29) Obituary have confirmed they are working on new material, and they hope to release a new album early next year, following it up immediately with their first post coronavirus tour.
- (03.26) To listen to the new song 'Abyss Rising' by Nightrage from their upcoming album "Abyss Rising", due fall fo 2021, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8xjsB51N48
- (03.25) Pestilence's new album "Exitivm" will be out June 25th. Here's the cover artwork: https://exitivm.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/P_E_Cover.png
- (03.25) To listen to the new song 'Murderous Rampage' by Cannibal Corpse, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-yHxviFQB8
- (03.21) Mysterious message on the Cyranoi facebook page: "Soon, very soon..."
- (03.21) Aeon are recording vocals for their new album.
- (03.20) Meshuggah appear to be in the studio working on a new album.
- (03.14) Aeon is now recording vocals for their new album.
- (03.12) Hideous Divinity will release a new "Aliens" themed EP "LV-426" on April 23rd. Here's the first single 'Acheron, Stream of Woe': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQAC44FHmvs
- (03.08) Testament may record a few new songs before going back out on tour post-pandemic. Says vocalist Chuck Billy: "Eric [Peterson, guitar] is writing some music [on his own]. I haven't heard anything yet. It all starts with Eric, so I just kind of wait. He's gotta be in the right mood. And probably, being stuck at home with the pandemic, I would think he would be jamming and writing some stuff. So I think we'll probably at least have a couple of new songs. 'Cause it makes sense — if we write a couple of new songs, maybe we can do a repackage of the [latest Testament album, 'Titans Of Creation']. We're talking about possibly writing a song called 'Titans Of Creation', 'cause there is no title track. So, we could have a song called 'Titans Of Creation' and maybe re-push it out there with the record again. [That would be] more of a marketing thing. I think that's kind of what the talk is [that] might happen."
- (03.03) Morta Skuld are working on material for a new album.
(02.07) Facelift Deformation will release a new 4 song EP "Path To Retribution" in June 2021.
- (02.24) Skinless are in the early stages of writing a new album.
- (02.05) Devin Townsend will be releasing a set of oddities and interesting material called the "Devolution Series", which will include his various quarantine songs and concerts and a few older live shows. First up is "Devolution Series #1 - Acoustically Inclined, Live in Leeds", an Acoustic show from 2019. It will release on March 19th. Here's a sample from it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H45yG8FzpkQ
- (02.03) Erik Rutan has now officially joined Cannibal Corpse as the replacement guitarist for Pat O'Brien, however he states he will continue on with Hate Eternal at the same time.
- (02.02) To listen to the new song 'Inhumane Harvest' by Cannibal Corpse, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFiGYtX4ey0
- (02.02) Cannibal Corpse wil release their new album "Violence Unimagined" on April 16th. Here's the cover artwork: https://assets.blabbermouth.net/media/cannibalcorpseviolenceunimagined.jpg
- (01.31) To listen to the new song 'An Apoch Ellipsis' by The Amenta, which is far closer to the band's usual style compared to their first single, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U3MP2cGVyk
- (01.31) Aeon have recorded all drums for their new album. Guitars and bass are next.
- (01.27) Gutted have a new EP coming out in 2021.
- (01.26) Pathology have started recording their new album.
- (01.22) To listen to the new song 'Broken Under Your Symbol Of Atonement' by Disentomb, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wjk87gNHGo
- (01.20) Hideous Divinity are in the studio working on some new tracks.
- (01.17) Dino Cazares of Fear Factory has said the new album should be out in the next 2-3 months.
(01.07) To listen to the new song 'Glutton' by Humanity's Last Breath, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIK-aEEq3KY
- (01.06) Pathology are hitting the studios next month to record their new album.