Philip Anselmo dedicated a cover of the PANTERA classic "Slaughtered" to Vinnie Paul Abbott during Thursday night's (July 5) SCOUR concert at the Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland. Anselmo simply stated, "This is one for Vince," before launching into the song from PANTERA's 1994 album "Far Beyond Driven", widely considered the heaviest metal record to ever reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Former MALEVOLENT CREATION frontman Bret Hoffmann has died after a battle with stage 4 colon cancer. He was only 51 years old.
The news of Bret's passing was revealed by his wife, Kimberly Karan Hoffmann. She wrote on Facebook: "Today is the saddest day of my life. I just lost my soulmate, the love of my [life]. My best friend has passed away. I will always love [you], RIP, my love."
MALEVOLENT CREATION guitarist Philip Fasciana paid tribute to his former bandmate, writing on Facebook: "Can't believe my best friend/brother has passed away! 40 years of friendship and 30 years of playing music together. There will never be ever anyone I loved more than Bret Hoffmann and writing music and traveling the world with. He was truly the best friend I ever had and will miss him deeply. R.I.P. my brother!!!!!"
Singaporean Black Metallers INFERNAL EXECRATOR have announced the new full-length album as Obsolete Ordinance.
In a span of four years since the band released their debut album, INFERNAL EXECRATORs sophomore record features some of Black Metals prominent musicians; Sacrilegious Rite frontman Ex Ipsis-Mors , Ludo Lejeune aka Ludo Evil and Infernal Vlad of Cult Of Fire all contributing guest spots on Obsolete Ordinance.
The street date for the Obsolete Ordinance CD version will be released on 27th July 2018 and the vinyl version will be released sometime at the end of September 2018 with a few colour variants..
The tracklisting for Obsolete Ordinance are as follow:
Turkish melodic death metallers Desecrate has founded in 2005 by Oguz Bulgurlular and Akcan Ergin. In 2006 the band released a 4 tracks demo called 'Gods Are Crying2. 3 single-tracks have been released 'Black Mask' in 2016, 'Schizoprenia' in 2017 and 'War in 2018 . In early 2018 band lived some line up changes and Oktay DEMİRCİ added on vocals Batuhan BULGURLULAR added on guitars ,lately Vahit TANIK added on bass in 2018.
On June 15, 2018, "Schizophrenia" album released on Spotify, Itunes and other music platforms. Also published online at Extreminal TV on Youtube and you can listen whole album below.
They will be on stage in this summer and they will start recording new single, "Shadows Witch," which will be released before the end of summer.In July they will start working on the new album records which will be released in early 2019.
Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE will release their long-awaited new album, "Overtures Of Blasphemy", on September 14 via Century Media.
DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton states: "This album came together over time, meaning we didn't want to rush it.DEICIDE in 2016 parted ways with longtime guitarist Jack Owen and replaced him with Mark English (MONSTROSITY).
Swedish black metallers MARDUK have released the official music video for the title track of their new album, "Viktoria", which was made available on June 22 via Century Media Records.
MARDUK guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson stated about "Viktoria": "For me, it's a continuation of the 'Frontschwein' album. It's, in the sense, a MARDUK album, I would say. The music writes a different journey from 'Frontschwein', I would say, but it's still the continuation for the same thing. As with any other MARDUK, it's a complete different musical journey. It has a lot of variation, power, aggression, devotion, feeling. It's hard to explain when it's so fresh in your mind. But, we're proud of it. I think it's a great MARDUK album.
Morgan also talked about MARDUK's evolution, saying: "It's hard to describe. You constantly play and keep on doing what you believe in. Things change. That's the way it is. You don't do the same thing you did when you were 17 years old or whatever. Most people would say it's a natural progression. We're not one of those bands who sit down and think, 'We have to do this, we have to do that.' We always follow our instinct. We do whatever we think. It's always about making music and lyrics becoming one. The music is reflected in the lyrics and the other way around. That's why we keep on doing whatever theme the album has. This is the fourteenth album and I'm sure the fifteenth is going to be different as well."
Morgan stressed the significance of MARDUK's lyrics, explaining: "The thing that I always say is important is, as I said earlier on and I've said a thousand times, is to make music and lyrics to become one. For instance, a lot of bands, I get the feeling they write music and they just put some lyrics on it just to have something to sing. For us, the lyrics are equally as important as the music and we put a lot of energy into making it fit into each song so they reflect each other so you get the full picture in your mind and it creates a picture in your mind. It should be like a painting stuck in your mind."
Progressive brutal death metal outfit Defeated Sanity will be re-releasing their highly praised Willowtip debut Chapters Of Repugnance in deluxe digipack and limited edition LP with 3 bonus tracks.
Included is the new track Insecta Incendium, which is a proper return to form for the band that showcases their signature blend of technical viciousness, alongside re-recorded tracks off Psalms Of The Moribund and Passages Into Deformity that feature their current vocalist Josh Welshman.
Due to unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances involving complications with the U.S. visa process, Swedish/British death metal supergroup BLOODBATH, which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with OPETH's Martin Axenrot and PARADISE LOST's Nick Holmes, has been forced to postpone their previously announced North American tour dates. The band's excursion was set to begin this week and included performances at Maryland Deathfest and Modified Ghost festival. The tour will be rescheduled for a later date.
BLOODBATH says in a statement "We're so sorry for all of you who bought a ticket and made plans to come see BLOODBATH! On any kind of positive note, we WILL be rescheduling (nothing else is acceptable!) and prepare to play the tour as soon as possible. More news on refunds etc. ASAP."
Death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME have released the official video for the song "Fatal Illusions". The track is taken from the band's second album, "Twisted Prayers", which will be released on June 1 via Relapse Records.
Commented GRUESOME guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey: "'Fatal Illusions' is a track that was truly co-written by Dan, Gus and myself musically and it was a lot of fun to arrange everyones riffs while we put the song together.
Massacre Records has announced the signing of the German thrash veterans ASSASSIN. The band's new album will be released in the spring of 2019. After founding member and vocalist Robert Gonella left ASSASSIN in 2014, new singer Ingo "Crowzak" Bajonczak joined the group. In late 2016, longtime ASSASSIN guitarist Michael Hoffmann exited the band for "personal reasons." He has since been replaced by Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik (KREATOR, SODOM).