Swedens Thrash Metal act THE HAUNTED returns with a long-overdue live DVD/CD release entitled Road Kill. The DVD features an in-depth, very unique on the road movie documentary, an intense recording of THE HAUNTED's current and up-to-date live set and the bands recent promotional video clips as bonus. The intense live show was captured in Amsterdams Melkweg on February 13th, 2009 by Fabchannel and its sound was mixed and mastered by longterm band-producer Tue Madsen (Sick Of It All, Dark Tranquillity, Heaven Shall Burn).
Swedish Melodic Death Metallers THE COLD EXISTENCE recently made the decision to put the band on indefinite hold.
Below is the official statement made by the band: "We have come to the conclusion that we need to put THE COLD EXISTENCE on hold for an undecided time. The main reason for this is that we feel that we have been working really hard for many years now and the band has not really move forward.
The members have other bands / projects to put their energy in. So at the moment, the best for the band and its members is to put it on hold. Maybe in the future, if the right kinda label shows interest and support in the band, we might continue where we took off.
Thanks to all people, labels and bands we had been working with through the years" Peter, Janne, Robin
Swedish death metal veterans UNLEASHED have uploaded the title track for their upcoming release, As Yggdrasil Trembles, on their Myspace page. The new album continues on the same path that was forged by their previous two releases Midvinterblot and Hammer Battalion.
As Yggdrasil Trembles will be released on March 19th (Europe) and April 6th (North America).
Tracklist: 01.Courage Today, Victory Tomorrow! 02.So It Begins 03.As Yggdrasil Trembles 04.Wir Kapitulieren Niemals 05.This Time We Fight 06.Master of the Ancient Art 07.Chief Einherjar 08.Return Fire 09.Far Beyond Hell 10.Dead to Me 11.Yahweh and the Chosen Ones 12.Cannibalistic Epidemic Continues
Video footage of VADER's March 10, 2010 performance at De Kade in Zaandam, The Netherlands can be viewed below (courtesy of "letthedeathmetalflow"). More clips are available at this location.
VADER's new album, "Necropolis", sold around 1,000 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, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Necropolis" was recorded at Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski Bros.. Tue Madsen, who previously worked with such bands as MOONSPELL, CATARACT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and many more, mixed the CD at his Antfarm Studios in Denmark.
Norwegian black metallers GRAVDAL will release their second full-length album, "Torturmantra", in the spring via Unexploded Records. The nine-track follow-up to 2008's "Sadist" features artwork by Norwegian artist Robert Høyem, who has previously worked with such bands as SLAGMAUR and GALAR.
Tracklist: 01. Hydrestund I Helvete 02. Slave 03. Eg E Ditt Helvete 04. Mishandlet 05. [Untitled] 06. Torturmantra 07. Pulsen Vakler 08. Klastrert På Ambolt 09. Slutt
Two songs from the CD — "Hydrestund I Helvete" and "Mishandlet" — are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
The frontman of Bleeding Through, Brandan Schieppatti and Mick Kenney from Anaal Nathrakh came together to create ‘Sorrows’. The band is a mixture of hardcore crustpunk,black metal with electronic beats and heavy riffage. While Brandan is handling the vocals, Mick Kenney is taking the guitar parts and also writing the lyrics and producing the album. For the drumming they drafted in Trevor Friedrich (18 Visions, Combichrist).
THE ORDER OF APOLLYON, the new black/death metal project featuring current/former members of ABORTED, AKERCOCKE and CRADLE OF FILTH, will release its debut album, "The Flesh", in Europe on April 26 via Listenable Records.
Two songs from the CD — "Word" and "Never" — are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
"Hammer And Life", a brand new song from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the band's ninth album, "Exhibit B: The Human Condition", which is scheduled for release in North America on May 18 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Tracklist: 01. The Ballad Of Leonard And Charles 02. Beyond The Pale 03. Hammer And Life 04. Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer) 05. Downfall 06. March Of The Sycophants 07. Nanking 08. Burn, Hollywood, Burn 09. Democide 10. The Sun Is My Destroyer 11. A Perpetual State Of Indifference 12. Good Riddance
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's new album, "Option Paralysis", will be
released on March 23. The opus, recorded in Orange County, California
with longtime collaborator/producer Steve Evetts (THE USED, GLASSJAW,
EVERY TIME I DIE), will be the debut release for the band's brand new
label Party Smasher Inc./Season Of Mist.
Tracklist: 01. Farewell, Mona
Lisa 02. Good Neighbor 03. Gold Teeth On A
Bum 04. Crystal Morning 05. Endless
Endings 06. Widower 07. Room Full Of
Eyes 08. Chinese Whispers 09. I Wouldn't If You
Didn't 10. Parasitic Twins
Lisa", the new video from THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, can be viewed
below. The song was premiered this past Christmas exclusively on Sirius
XM's Liquid Metal. The track is now available for digital download with
exclusive artwork on iTunes, Amazon and all major download platforms
Belgian grindcore act LENG TCH'E has set "Hypomanic" as the title of its new album, tentatively due in North America on June 8 via Season of Mist. The CD was recorded at Parlour Studio in Kettering, United Kingdom with producer Russ Russell.
Swedish old-school death metallers SINNERS BURN have posted a new song, "Wargasm", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's third album, "Insanity Warmachine", which is scheduled for a late spring/early summer release via Khaosmaster Productions. The CD was recorded at The Undead Studios and was mixed and mastered by Patrick Bruss (CRYPTICUS).
Southern California's BLEEDING THROUGH track entitled "Breathing In The Wrath" is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page. The song will appear on the group's forthcoming self-titled album, which is scheduled for release on April 13 via the Portland, Oregon-based independent record label Rise Records. The CD was recorded at Planet Z Studios in Hadley, Massachusetts with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with MUNICIPAL WASTE, AGNOSTIC FRONT and HATEBREED, among others.
Tracklist: 01. A Resurrection 02. Anti-Hero 03. Your Abandonment 04. Fifteen Minutes 05. Salvation Never Found 06. Breathing In The Wrath 07. This Time Nothing Is Sacred 08. Divide The Armies 09. Drag Me To The Ocean 10. Light My Eyes 11. Slow Your Roll 12. Distortion, Devotion