Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION will enter Mana Recording Studios (CANNIBAL CORPSE, VITAL REMAINS, GOATWHORE) in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 5 with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to begin recording their new album for a late 2010 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has also just signed a management deal with Extreme Management Group (SUFFOCATION, ORIGIN).
German death metallers GRIND INC. have set "Lynch And Dissect" as the title of their fourth album, due on May 21 via Bastardized Recordings. The CD was recorded at Catacomb Productions in Germany by Thomas Granzow and GRIND INC. and was mixed and mastered by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studios. The cover artwork was once again handled by Björn Goosses of Killustrations. Björn also makes a guest appearance on the new album on the track 'Forced To Consume'.
Tracklist: 01. Stillborn Paradise 02. Lynch And Dissect 03. Beyond Recognition 04. Damned To Vengeance 05. Praise The Light 06. Unasked Heirs 07. Decimate 08. Forced To Consume 09. The Debate From Within
Legendary death metal pioneers MORBID ANGEL, whose next album is to be expected later this year, issued the following statement in order to address the rumors regarding drummer Pete Sandoval...
"World Management and MORBID ANGEL would like to let the fans know that rumors about Pedro Sandoval's back surgery are in fact true. Pete has suffered for a long time with a deteriorating disc problem. He was in daily pain and needed to have this done. He has recently been treated by a laser back surgery specialist in Tampa, Florida. He is currently in rehabilitation and doing well. Pete is part of our family and the band's History and we all wish him well and a full recovery. Unfortunately this type of injury, subsequent surgery and rehab cannot be rushed and it will take ample time for him to hopefully be back behind his drums again and out on tour with MORBID ANGEL. The band is moving forward on their next recording with Tim Yeung. Currently the guys are in rehearsals in Tampa putting their finishing touches on the songs for the new album, which is slated for later this year with subsequent touring world wide."
Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based epic black/death metal band WILL OF THE ANCIENTS has set "To Our Glorious Dead" as the title of its second album, tentatively due late summer/early fall via an as-yet-undetermined record label.
Tracklist: 01. The Trapper 02. Shield of Stone 03. Where Men Fear to Build 04. Devonian Ascension 05. The Stars Like Dust 06. Lake of the Sun 07. Currents of Magma 08. To Our Glorious Dead
Coming from the Metal Blade Recordings label; album recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden and mixed at Mana Studio in St.Petersburg, Florida by Eric Rutan. Band explanied that the new album is different than nowadays modern death metal; it will be full of with the real classic death metal.(www.myspace.com/aeon666)
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.