Metal Wani recently conducted an interview with MORBID ANGEL and WARFATHER frontman Steve Tucker. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTue clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On the progress of the songwriting process for MORBID ANGEL's next album:
Tucker: "It's much further than the initial stage. But, to be honest with you, I really can't go too much into the MORBID ANGEL thing. There'll be press releases coming soon, and there'll be a lot of news on MORBID ANGEL. But we're much further than the first stages — I mean, we're much further along. As far as exact times, dates and things like that, there's really nothing I can say at this point. As soon as we have that stuff… as soon as things are concrete, it's usually announced with MORBID ANGEL."
On former MORBID ANGEL and current TERRORIZER drummer Pedro "Pete" Sandoval, who now lives his life as a born-again Christian:
Tucker: "As far as all that goes, I think everyone that's ever been involved with MORBID ANGEL loves Pete. Pete Sandoval is a legend himself. I mean, I think he changed drumming. As far as what Pete's doing now and things like that, man… I mean, I'll always think of him as one of my best friends, and I think everybody in MORBID ANGEL feels the same way. But I think what Pete's doing right now in life is really Pete's decision, and anyone that doesn't like it, I think they're a hypocrite. He's a grown man who's been around the world multiple times, and he's well capable of making his own decisions."
Legendary industrial/electro metallers ABORYM have revealed the first details surrounding their new album "Shifting.negative". The opus, which is currently being recorded in three different studios, is helmed by band founder & mastermind Fabban with additional production by New York's multi-grammy winner Marc Urselli (John Zorn, Lou Reed, Mike Patton, Tomahawk) at EastSide Sounds Studios.
Amongst those invloved in the production of the album are also the band’s sound egineer Emiliano Natali (Fear No One Studios, already on "Psychogrotesque" and "Dirty"), Luciano Lamanna (Subsound Studios) and Teo Pizzolante (Braingasm Lab).
Excluding Fabban, "Shifting.negative" will introduce an entirely new line-up of the Italian based combo. Multi-instrumentalist Dan V has became a new permanent member and has already recorded guitars and bass on the upcoming album. The line-up is further shaped by longtime ABORYM associate & bassist RG Narchost, guitarist Davide Tiso (Gospel of the Witches, ex-Ephel Duath, Niō) and synth-player/keyboardist Stefano Angiulli.
The "Shifting.negative" tracklist in no particular running order is as follows:
Decadence in a nutshell
Slipping through the cracks
10050 Cielo Drive
For a better past
Tragedies for sale
Going new places
You can’t handle the truth
"Shifting.negative" is set to be released on Agonia Records at a date yet to be determined. More news will follow soon.
Finnish technical death metal band Denominate signs to Inverse Records.
Denominate is a progressive technical death metal band based in Oulu, Finland. Denominate draws influence from bands like Death and Carcass and blends it together with newer, more progressive and technical elements to create a progressive sound with a touch of old-school.
Denominate's new album, “Those Who Beheld the End”, which is being released on August 5th 2016 through Inverse Records, is an album that further hones Denominate's sound towards the progressive. “Those Who Beheld the End” has a more polished sound and experiments more with melody, while still keeping the heaviness of Denominates debut EP “Realms of Confusion” present.
"Those Who Beheld the End" was recorded and mixed at a private studio in Oulu. The album was recorded and mixed by Joacim U. Belius and the mastering was done in Sweden at Unisound AB by Dan Swanö.
British Crossover Thrash legends CEREBRAL FIX are done with the recording process of their long awaited return album, the 5th in their career and 1st one in 24 years!! Initial plans were to r
ecord is during summer 2015, but during the recording process, two members (vocals & bass) decided to leave the band, so new members had to be found.
"Disaster of Reality" is completed and contains 12 rabid songs that are a back to basics, a return to their 1st album days with an upbeat DISCHARGE dose. CEREBRAL FIX of today is what originally was meant to be, a raw'n'crusty Crossover Thrash/ Punk beast retaining that feeling that only the originals can have!!
Tracklist for "Disaster of Reality" is as follows:
02. Mosh Injury
03. Crucified World
04. Realities of War
05. Skate Fear
06. Reality Pill
07. Dear Mother Earth
09. Never Say Never Again08. Dead Cities
10. Felted Cross
11. Inside My Guts
12. (Untitled Mystery Track)
Release date for "Disaster of Reality" is set for 15th of September July through Xtreem Music on CD & 12"LP
Japanese Death Metal flag bearer Defiled is soon releasing their much awaited album ‘Toward Inevitable Ruin', which is a follow up of their 2011’s ‘In Crisis’, this July via Season of Mist Records.
The label has already premiered two tracks off the album, Force and Obedience and Conspiracy and both songs depict fierce fast riffages accompanied by machine gun drumming that is surely going to wretch your guts out!
Yusuke, the main man and the guitarist of the band states that they tried to keep the guitar sound as clean as it can get without any overdone distortions and that can be clearly heard in the songs. He further add that they have tried to keep the old school elements intact in this record despite knowing that many people might not like it but they are gonna do what they believe in i.e go OLD SCHOOL.
Extreme metallers BRUJERIA will release their fourth full-length album, titled "Pocho Aztlan", on September 16 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The release will be followed by a U.S. tour this October alongside CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIÑATA PROTEST.
"Pocho Aztlan" is the band's first release since "Brujerizmo" was released in 2000 via Roadrunner. It was recorded over the course of many years and at several studios around the globe. The end result was mixed by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, THE EXPLOITED).
Check out the visualizer for the song "Viva Presidente Trump!" below. The track comes from their recent seven-inch release by the same name, which is now available for purchase digitally on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
Formed in early 2015 by members of ENDSTILLE and DYSANGELIUM, Germany's KOMMANDO have scheduled June 13th, 2016 as the official release date for their self-release record, "Distroyer/Iron Goat Triumph".
Mixing elements of d-beat and crust punk with the harsh sound of black and death metal, KOMMANDO's mission is to bring violence back to today's music and to bend the borders of the aforementioned genres in a way nobody did before, while calling it Machinegun Punk.
Swedish death metal unit CENTINEX have revealed a new song from their upcoming album "Doomsday Rituals", which drops on July 8th via Agonia Records. The new song is titled "Sentenced to Suffer" and it has been made available in the form of lyric video.
Ohio based extreme metallers donated their merch to the Goodwill-a charitable foundation for the people who need a job or social support- in USA. Athens' goodwill store started to sell band's merch.You can buy your Skeletonwitch merch and can support people who need some help.Skeletonwitch has released an E.P called ''The Apothic Gloom'' lately this year.
SCOUR, the new extreme metal "supergroup" featuring Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) alongside members of CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIG DESTROYER, has released another track, titled "Tear Gas". The song is taken from SCOUR's self-titled debut EP, which will be released on July 15 via Anselmo's Housecore label. The six-track effort was mixed by Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, COBALT, KHEMMIS) and will be made available on CD and vinyl formats.
Comments Engemann of the track, "'Tear Gas' was the final song written for the debut EP. It was completed backstage on the CANNIBAL CORPSE/CATTLE DECAPITATION tour last year. Every day Jarvis and myself would 'scour' for an isolated, quiet spot to set up my portable recording studio. I remember specifically Rob Barrett walking in during the tracking of this song, and gave his nod of approval. [Laughs] This song has a chorus section at the end that is unique to this album. Once it was finished, I sent it to Philip to write the lyrics. Of course, The Kid completely just nailed the chorus. 'Let the war be waged...'"
"Scour" track listing:
06. Tear Gas
Comments Anselmo: "Doing the SCOUR project was a blast. The track 'Dispatched' was the first one I attacked, as it was the first one sent to me. Lyrically, I leave it to the listener to evaluate, as usual. The way I saw it, the songs were short, and extremely straight-forward, so I didn't want to clutter 'em up with too much. Therefore, I had to pick particular lyrics that seemed provocatively absurd enough, and to perform them as raw as deemed fit. Hope all true extreme music lovers enjoy the stuff as much as I did performing it. A huge cheers to all the awesome collaborators on this project… Much love to all."
* Phillip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) - Vocals
* Derek Engemann (CATTLE DECAPITATION) - Guitar
* Chase Fraser (ANIMOSITY) - Guitar
* John Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER) - Bass
* Jesse Schobel (STRONG INTENTION) - Drums
Source : Blabbermouth and band official youtube page
The official video for the song "Apage Satana" from Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST can be seen below. The clip was directed and produced by Jon Simvonis (Magnum Production Studios), who previously worked with the band on the "666" video.
Commented ROTTING CHRIST frontman Sakis Tolis: "Dear friends, following a string of lyric videos specifically designed to illustrate tracks taken from 'Rituals', we are now presenting you the first official clip for our latest album.
"We chose to work again with the amazing Jon Simvonis, who already directed our video for the song '666'.
"The concept for this new video is based on the ritual of exorcism and connected to the idea of a soul's transition to the other side.
"We sincerely hope that you will enjoy the journey to the other bank of the river with 'Apage Satana'!"
Source : Blabbermouth and Sakis Tolis's Official Facebook Page
Coldblood was forged in the underworld of Rio de Janeiro with the intention to make a sound based on the roots of Death Metal and to preach Satanic Doctrine. The first demo tape, “Terror Stench”, released in 1992, made the band one of the most important bands of the style in the early 90s. After a long pause due to internal problems, they got back together in 2000. Prior to that, they have released some startling death metal releases, including two full lengths. The band has shared stage with big names of the international scene, such as Mayhem, Master, Onslaught, Cannibal Corpse, Benediction, Asphyx, Funerus, Krisiun, Nervo Chaos etc. Apart from having national tours, the band undertook South American tours as well.
Right now the band is preparing the release of their third full length called “Indescribable Physiognomy of the Devil”. The album, which was recorded in Brazil and mixed and mastered in Germany, has 10 new songs showing Coldblood with its feet even more nailed in the roots of the 90s Death Metal, but also adding its own identity in compositions that will surprise the listeners thirsty for an obscure, chaotic and traditional Death Metal. Menacing vocal deliveries, pounding drum hammerings, sharp and thick bass lines, and continuous neck wrecking riffs together with the fiendish, transitory solos will make any death metal fans go insane.
The album will be co-released by Satanath Records & Metallic Media (USA)