DYING FETUS are set to release their new album Reign Supreme this Tuesday June 19th. Reign Supreme features nine tracks and is a "return to roots" with production focused slightly more on slam than in the band's last few works. Thematically, the album is set to be a good old-fashioned piece of social and political commentary in the style of DYING FETUS as we have come to know.
The band recently completed work on a video for the song "From Womb to Waste". The video features 12 camera angles from a recent live show at Maryland Deathfest held at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The video was filmed and directed by Scott Hansen (Animals as Leaders, A Day to Remember).
RETALIATION/FINAL BREATH guitarist Dennis Schneider is one of three musicians who have recorded special guest appearances on "Icarus", the new album from German thrashers DEW-SCENTED. Schneider can be heard on the songs "The Fall Of Man" and "Perpetuated".
Commented Schneider: "I've been hooked on DEW-SCENTED ever since the release of 'Impact' back in 2003. When they asked me to do a few guest leads on the new album, I didn't hesitate one second. I'm really happy with the way it turned out 'Icarus' will rip your head off!"
Added DEW-SCENTED: "Dennis Schneider is an incredibly talented guitarist that has jammed with DEW-SCENTED in the rehearsal room before. In the production period for 'Icarus', the idea came up to have him be part of the actual album as well by adding some skillful lead guitar parts. Dennis appears with some furious shred on the songs 'The Fall Of Man' and 'Perpetuated'."
"Icarus" will be released on July 31 in North America via Prosthetic Records (one day earlier internationally through Metal Blade Records).
Victory Records has announced the signing of the South Wales, U.K. metal/hardcore outfit CONTINENTS.
Kerrang! magazine described CONTINENTS' sound as "energy-fueled epic-core with lots of aggression, a healthy blend of raw shouts and low end growls and foot stomping hooks."
"We've always tried to put our own passion for our music before external influence, the most important thing for us is that we enjoy the music we play, and if other people enjoy it too then that's awesome," said CONTINENTS vocalist Philip Cross. "We like to mix elements of our favorite styles and influences, and then put our own perspective on things to see where it takes us."
WARBRINGER's third album, "Worlds Torn Asunder", sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 11 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.
WARBRINGER's sophomore CD, "Waking Into Nightmares", also opened with around 2,000 units back in May 2009 to debut at No. 14 on the Heatseekers chart.
"Worlds Torn Asunder" was produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (SUICIDE SILENCE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SYMPHONY X), and features artwork by Dan Seagrave, who designed WARBRINGER's previous album cover (in addition to art for bands such as ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION and MORBID ANGEL).
The Italian Trash Metal band Ultra-Violence is going to release their debut album Wildcrash on the 16th of June via the Italian label Punishment 18 Records. The CD was mixed by Emanuele Ciancio and Dario Berruti at Audio Crime Studio, Cavagnolo (TO). The artwork and the layout are from Velio Josto.
New Lycanthropy (Russia) epos "Epitaphium" is going to be released on Musica Production (Russia) during summer 2012. This time music deals with more experimental material: mix of black and death metal plus deep ambient touches and acoustics. «Epitaphium» was recorded and mixed during winter-autumn 2011. It contains 11 nails and a bonus CD level - «Abismo De La Eterna» EP, which consists of five extremely fast and brutal black metal songs. CD comes with complete artwork including a 24 page booklet.
Italian death metal horde HOUR OF PENANCE have announced the addition of drummer James Payne (Hiss From The Moat, Broken Heart Collage) to their lineup. Guitarist Giulio Moschini had the following to say: Please welcome our new drummer James Payne. Ive known him for quite a long time and hes a very talented drummer. We're proud to have him on board! James will be playing with us starting at Hellfest this weekend, and all of our dates on the Extreme fests here in Europe.
Finnish grindcore quintet Cannibal Accident is ready to spew their new album called Omnivorous to the flesh-hungry audience. Released by small US label Nailjar Records, the album contains 19 songs and 30 minutes of oldschool grindcore with groovy, delicious mosh parts. A must for the fans of old Carcass, Napalm Death, Repulsion and S.O.D.! Known for their controversial live shows, Cannibal Accident also cultivates the rotten fields of all things twisted in their lyrical content.