Mighty Music has announced the signing of the Norwegian death metal band BLOOD RED THRONE. The band's new full-length album, titled "Fit To Kill", will be released in late spring.
BLOOD RED THRONE's guitar player, founder and mastermind Daniel "Død" Olaisen says: "2018 was a quiet year for us. Now, we start 2019 by joining forces with our Scandinavian friends in Mighty Music record label that will release our ninth album, 'Fit To Kill', this spring. We have several live shows comin' up and we're ready as fuck to take back the 'Throne.'"
U.K.-based blackened death metal band HECATE ENTHRONED will release "Embrace Of The Godless Aeon", its first album in five years (and its debut for new label M-Theory Audio), on January 25. The LP which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (BLOODBATH, ROTTING CHRIST, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) can be pre-ordered now!
Florida-based death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have recruited Erik Rutan to fill in for guitarist Pat O'Brien on the band's upcoming tours. Rutan will appear live with the band for the "Decibel Magazine Tour" and the upcoming U.S. leg of SLAYER's final tour happening this May alongside LAMB OF GOD and AMON AMARTH.
O'Brien was arrested on December 10 on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault. Deputies say he burglarized a house and charged at a deputy with a knife.
O'Brien allegedly broke into a Northdale, Florida home and shouted that "the rapture is coming" before pushing a woman to the ground. He ran toward a responding deputy with a knife and was subdued with a stun gun.
Less than half a mile from where O'Brien was arrested, a fire broke out at the house he was renting, sending flames billowing into the night sky from the roof. Fire marshals found a large cache of weapon, locked safes and potential explosive devices inside O'Brien's home.O'Brien was released from Hillsborough County jail on December 14, after posting a $50,000 surety bond.
PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, the project led by the former PANTERA and current DOWN/SUPERJOINT frontman, has announced the addition of former CATTLE DECAPITATION bassist/current SCOUR guitarist Derek Engemann to the group's squad. Engemann who takes the place of bass player Walter Howard (GRIEVED, OPPRESSIVE FORCE, VAGINAL BEAR TRAP) will make his live debut with THE ILLEGALS beginning next week on the band's Latin American tour where the band will perform ILLEGALS tracks alongside a selection of PANTERA hits.
Comments Anselmo of the new addition: "Derek is a brother; he's solid, driven, and talented. It's awesome to have him on board and I look forward to jamming and writing with him. We're lucky to have him."
Adds Engemann: "I'm very excited to share the stage with THE ILLEGALS! It's also truly an honour to pay such a great tribute to Dime and Vinnie!"
Greek dark metal band ROTTING CHRIST have unveiled a video for their new song "The Raven". It is the third track to be released from the band's upcoming album, "The Heretics", which will be released on February 15 via Season Of Mist.
Frontman Sakis Tolis comments on the new song: "We proudly present to you 'The Raven', the third song from our upcoming new album, 'The Heretics'. It is the epilogue of the album, and one of our most atmospheric and melodic creations. It's a tribute to one of America's most (in)famous writers Edgar Allan Poe and more specifically to his influential poem of the same name. Enjoy 'The Raven' and see you soon on our heretical path!"
The artwork for "The Heretics" was created by Greek artist Maximos Manolis.
Dutch death/thrash metal band IZEGRIM have released a video for the song "Retraumatized", which is taken from their latest EP, titled "Beheaded By Trust". The clip follows the band throughout its performance at the sold-out Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival, which took place on December 14. The video was directed by Sebastiaan Spijker of Ik Wil Ook Een Videoclip.
IZEGRIM's Marloes comments: "From preparations to soundcheck, to the gig at the prestigious sold-out Eindhoven Metal Meeting: it's all packed into Izegrim's latest video clip. No expensive props, no bluescreens, no storyline or silly choreography. This is 100% IZEGRIM at its best!"
Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER has announced the addition of bassist Justin Biggs to the group's squad.
Says the band: "This may come as a surprise to some, maybe not to others. Justin is the handsome fellow on stage left that has been filling in for Johnny Hagel on all our gigs this past year, doing a splendid job, we hasten to add, and we're very happy to announce that he is now a full-time member.
"Coming from a heavier direction than some of us other guys, we're really excited to see what he will bring to the table in terms of songwriting. He's already played us some of his ideas for the album and they are heavy as shit so we are very much looking forward to bringing his musical personality into the SORCERER sound.
"But what about Johnny, you ask? Well, we are also very happy to say that he will stay on as a member but not playing live with the band. He will take part in some of the decision-making and the creative direction of the band but most importantly he will still be every bit as involved in the songwriting as before, and we wouldn't have it any other way so all you Hagel fans, stay cool. He's still with us.
No one can destroy this MALEVOLENT CREATION is a legendary line by the late, great Bret Hoffmann, who passed away on July 7th, 2018. Renowned and revered for his vicious vocal style and unique onstage presence, Hoffmann is impossible to replace, but co-founder Phil Fasciana decided to face the challenge and affirm the truth behind this lyric from the groups 1991 debut The Ten Commandments.
Now, MALEVOLENT CREATION has confirmed January 18th, 2019 as the release date for The 13th Beast, which introduces a new line-up consisting of Phil Cancilla (drums), Josh Gibbs (bass), Phil Fasciana (guitars) and vocalist/guitarist Lee Wollenschlaeger (Throne Of Nails, Imperial Empire).
This is the biggest honour I could ever be given, says Lee Wollenschlaeger.The opportunity to front one of my all-time favourite bands, and an even bigger pleasure of jamming with such great people. We have created one of the most relentless albums of MALEVOLENT CREATIONs history. As a fan, I know we are going to shock a lot of people at how intense this new album is. Done in a way only MALEVOLENT CREATION can. I cant wait to see all you guys on the road in 2019 and beyond, playing songs from all the albums, including our new album, The 13th Beast!
Lee was the missing link when I was searching for a new vocalist and guitarist, adds Phil Fasciana. Each new member is a solid musician and songwriter sharing the same passion for extreme music MALEVOLENT CREATION has been striving for since 1987. Im very proud of this album and look forward to presenting it live as well as songs from our massive back catalogue including stuff that hasn't been played live in a long time or ever.
Musically, The 13th Beast expands upon 2014s Dead Mans Path yet also incorporates a brutality known from albums such as The Will To Kill and Eternal which is further accentuated by Wollenschlaegers understandable yet deeper vocal tone and songwriting contributions. Just like Dead Mans Path, the record offers artwork by German Latorres, and was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö @ Unisound.
A first song from the album will be released on November 30th, 2018.
The 13th Beast will be released as black and limited coloured LP plus 4-page LP booklet, CD, and digitally presales start November 23rd, 2018.
The official lyric video for "The Hunt For White Christ", the title track of the 13th full-length album from Swedish death metal veterans UNLEASHED, can be seen below. The disc will be released on October 26 via Napalm Records.
Vocalist/bass player Johnny Hedlund explains the story behind the new song: "After the despicable acts of terror against women and children in the South, and the devastation of the villages (as seen on the album cover), The Midgard Warriors decide to hunt down White Christ, all the way to Jorsala, if need be."
Legendary Florida death metal masters Malevolent Creation is just finished recording for their last album and they are still working on the other details of the upcoming album. Album will be titled as 13th Beast and it is on the hands of a famous musician and sound engineer Dan Swano for mastering and mixing. There is no release date revealed until now.
Here is the bands official statement;
''The 13th full-length Malevolent Creation album "The 13th Beast" is done and being mixed and mastered by Dan Swano as we speak. Get ready for complete annihilation!''
Malevolent Creations founder legendary vocalist Brett Hoffman passed away because of the cancer last year.