The bay area thrash band Death Angel is going to record their next album, first time ever, outside their home stage of California. The album will be recording in Sanford, Florida at Audio Hammer Studios. With the help of producing the album Jason Suecof who has also worked like bands Trivium, August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, White Chapel and Devil Driver; the album hoped to be come out in september by Nuclear Blast label. The guitarist Rob Cavestany and the vocalist Mark Osegueda commented that, it will be enjoyable to work with Jason and this album will be the most aggressive, most destructive album ever.
The guitarist Mark Uehlein who was playing with the band since 1966, left the band because of personal reasons. Inspite of the hard days the band had been through about this break up, they have started to work on the new album. From Prosthetic Records, For All Our Sins in 2002 and The Process Of Endtime in 2005; the new album will be named as Born Of Filth Cultivated By Swine.
Santa Cruz, CA technical death metallers BRAIN DRILL have just released the track listing for their upcoming sophomore release, Quantum Catastrophe, which hits streets on May 11th and will undoubtedly be met by great praise by fans and media alike.
Tracklist: 1. “Obliteration Untold” 2. “Beyond Bludgeoned” 3. “Awaiting Imminent Destruction” 4. “Nemesis of Neglect” 5. “Entity of Extinction” 6. “Mercy to None” 7. “Monumental Failure” 8. “Quantum Catastrophe”
British extreme metallers IMPERIAL VENGEANCE have released the video (see below) for their cover of the MADNESS classic "Night Boat To Cairo".
IMPERIAL VENGEANCE has finished writing a total of ten songs for its next album, "The Gas Light Arias", which the band expects to begin recording later in the year. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Black Heart of Empire", "The Black Idol", "Veiled Threats Over Cocktails", "The Voice Of Thelema", "A Prelude To Four", "The Ghost Light" and "Out Went The Candle-And We Were Left, Darkling".
After two decades of excellence, SICK OF IT ALL continues firing on all cylinders. The legendary NYC hardcore pioneers are about to return with their absolutely crushing new album “Based On A True Story”, which will be released via Century Media Records on April 19th, 2010 (Europe) / April 20th, 2010 (US) and is destined to further manifest the band’s leading position within the hardcore community.
Tracklist: 01. Death Or Jail (2:51) 02. The Divide (2:50) 03. Dominated (2:09) 04. A Month Of Sundays (2:34) 05. Braveheart (0:45) 06. Bent Outta Shape (1:53) 07. Lowest Common Denominator (2:18) 08. Good Cop (2:29) 09. Lifeline (2:33) 10. Watch It Burn (2:34) 11. Waiting For The Day (2:25) 12. Long As She’s Standing (2:34) 13. Nobody Rules (2:29) 14. Dirty Money (2:57)
To check out the vicious album opening track “Death or Jail”, head over to the band’s recently redesigned MySpace page :
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.