David Gold, a founding member of the Ontario, Canada-based black and doom metal band WOODS OF YPRES, was killed last night (Thursday, December 22) in an accident near Barrie, Ontario. He was 31 years old. A memorial service is tentatively scheduled to be held in Gold's hometown of Sault Ste. Marie on December 28.
Swedish black metallers NAGLFAR have completed work on their sixth album, "Téras", for a March 2012 release via Century Media Records. The drum tracks on the CD were laid down by Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK).
A brand new track, "Pale Horse", is available for streaming below.
Italian Post Hardcore combo Underwell have signed a worldwide deal with Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group for the release their debut album "Plan Your Rebirth"
The album that includes 10 songs of pure sonic assault and was recorded and produced by Alessandro Paolucci (Raw Power, The Way Of Purity) mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (The Agonist, Cryptopsy). The artwork for the album was made by G. Petersoo at Machine Room Design. Release date will be announced at the beginning of 2012.
Here you can listen "A Shadow Of the Night" taken from the album for preview:
Swedish Thrash/Death Metal combo Bleeding Utopia have signed a deal with Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group for the release their debut album "Demons to some Gods to others".
The album that includes 10 songs of pure sonic assault and was recorded, mixed and mastered in September 2011. The mixing and mastering part was taken care of by Jocke Skog at FAL Studio in Stockholm. The artwork for the album was made by Henrik Englund at H.E.W Designs.
Dutch brutal death metallers SUPREME PAIN have announced the addition of drummer Eric De Windt to the group's ranks. According to the band, Eric"is a very experienced musician and was part of many bands, such asSEVERE TORTURE (vocalist), SINISTER (vocals on 'Aggressive Measures') and PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT, INHUME andDESTROYER666 (drums). At the moment he is also drummer for the Dutch death metal band TEMPLE."
Video footage of Eric De Windt rehearsing with SUPREME PAIN can be seen below.
Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA played the first show with new drummer Eloy Casagrande (GLÓRIA, ANDRÉ MATOS) this past Friday, November 25 in Lichtenfels, Germany. The group followed it up with a concert last night (Saturday, November 26) in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
Fan-filmed video footage of both gigs can be viewed below.
Casagrande joined SEPULTURA as the replacement for Jean Dolabella, who left the band because he could no longer handle being away from home for long periods of time.
Abyss Records has announced the signing of Sweden's CARNIVORE. The band will enter the studio in December to record its full-length debut for a 2012 release.A limited-edition version of the band's previously released "Faces Of Death"EP will be made available early next year. According to a press release, "CARNIVORE's musical style is based on old-school elements with a modern and progressive touch, as well as an philosophical and occult lyrical element."
THE 11TH HOUR the doom metal project led by Ed Warby (drums, guitar, bass, vocals, programming; GOREFEST, DEMIURG, HAIL OF BULLETS) will release its second album, "Lacrima Mortis", on January 27, 2012 via Napalm Records.
Former DIMMU BORGIR and current BORKNAGAR member ICS Vortex (real name: Simen Hestnæs) will handle the lead vocals on the upcoming debut album from GOD OF ATHEISTS, the Norwegian extreme metal project led byAsgeir Mickelson (SARKE, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR,TESTAMENT). Drums on the CD were recorded by Trym (EMPEROR,ZYKLON, ENSLAVED), while the rhythm guitars were laid down byMickelson.
Commented Asgeir: "GOD OF ATHEISTS is the extreme metal project which I wrote most of the music for in 2008. One song were originally written forBORKNAGAR back in 2004, but was never finished, so I rewrote it and it's now way too brutal for BORKNAGAR's style. The overall style is kind of 'Norwegian black metal done death metal.' It's brutal but also very melodic.