The time has finally come. Female-fronted extreme metal band WYKKED WYTCH has unleashed their newest album, The Ultimate Deception, upon the masses. This Valentine's Day massacre is now available at iTunes and FYE. To coincide with the release of this beast, PureGrainAudio.com has teamed up with Goomba Music to premier an exclusive stream of the track "When the Sleepers Rise" at this location. WYKKED WYTCH has also posted a stream of their uniquely extreme take on the METALLICA classic, "Fade To Black." The song can be accessed via SoundCloud at this location.
Vocalist Mat Maurer has quit Australian metallers Mortal Sin.
He commented: "I have decided to leave the band for personal reasons and irreconcilable differences. Last year was an incredibly difficult year for me personally and I have decided to put my family first. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years. Over and out."
"Bionic Abomination", a brand new song from German technical death metallers Deadborn is now available for streaming at this location. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album, Mayhem Maniac Machine, which was recorded at Iguana Studios with producer Christoph Brandes and will be released on April 20th via Apostasy Records.
Nuclear Blast proudly announce the signing of another dyed-in-the-wool thrash metal combo - German alcoholic thrashers Tankard!
Band leader Gerre comments: "As the want-away footballers always say: I'm looking for a new athletic challenge... baloney! We've only inked a deal with Nuclear Blast because they've offered most prest-money for a transfer... hahaha okay, seriousness aside: We're totally happy to have found accommodation at the metal label no.1 and are chuffed about the collaboration, hoping that this will give Tankard a big boost in their 30th year of existence! It took quite a while 'til we came ashore here, but then again, Rome wasn't built in a day, as we all know!"
Andy Siry (Head of A&R at Nuclear Blast) adds: "From the Hardcore Party 1987 in Oberursel (live Tankard, Angel Dust and Destruction) on I've taken Tankard into my heart. With the signing of Tankard's contract, the "best case scenario" has finally come to pass. I'm absolutely delighted that we've come to an agreement with our Hessian buddies - even though I'll unfortunately suffer from the signing party's aftermath for some more days, haha. Joke apart. I'm very happy that Tankard will be members of the Nuclear Blast family from now on and will enrich our roster of dyed-in-the-wool thrash metal bands. And announcing this new signing on Valentine's Day proves that this is more than just a business matter to us. After 25 years of "concubinage" we've finally tied the knot in the big anniversary year (25 years of Nuclear Blast, 30 years of Tankard). By the way: We're expecting our first offspring to be born this summer."
German death metal band Dawn Of Disease has unveiled the cover art and tracklist for their upcoming album entitled Crypts Of The Unrotten, which is scheduled for released on April 27th through NoiseArt Records. The album was produced in Soundlodge Studio by Jörg Uken (God Dethroned, Dew-Scented, Sinister).
Los Angeles thrashers Hexen have officially revealed their upcoming second album, titled Being And Nothingness.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Vivid Tone Recording Studio (Lividity, Guthrie Govan, etc.) by producer Rich Bruce, the sonic onslaught of Being And Nothingness sees the band going toward a far more mature, comprehensive and thorough voyage of metal musicality, thus distancing themselves from being just another run-of-the-mill revival band.
To perfectly compliment the visual aspects of Being And Nothingness, Hexen has engaged the hand-painted mastery of celebrated extreme metal illustrator Kristian Wahlain/Necrolord (King Diamond, Dissection, Emperor, etc.) for the album artwork cover.
After the departure of Matt DeVries, who joined Fear Factory, US death metallers Six Feet Under have now announced that bassist Jeff Hughell, formally of Brain Drill and Vile, will be joining the band.
Vocalist Chris Barnes commented: "Six Feet Under is proud to announce our new member, bass player Jeff Hughell. He's an amazing musician and I have been a fan of his work since first hearing Brain Drill a few years back. We feel with the addition of Jeff, all the puzzle pieces are in place and the killing machine known as Six Feet Under is now a true death metal force to be reckoned with! Prepare to be toe tagged and body bagged."
Jeff Hughell stated: "I am honored to be the newest edition to the mighty Six Feet Under. This band is now a well oiled killing machine with Kevin Talley and my self as the rhythm section, Steve Swanson and Rob Arnold crushing guitars, and of course the man himself Chris Barnes killing it on vocals. The new material is the heaviest Six Feet Under songs I have ever heard and I can't wait for the world to get their faces melted clean off by it. I would like to thank Mike Faley, Kelli Malella and the whole Six Feet Under family for thinking of me. It's going to be one hell of a ride!"
According to Jorzine ; the exclusive premiere of the new studio video from the Jordanian Dark Oriental Metallers BILOCATE, taken from the recording sessions of the band's upcoming album "Summoning The Bygones".
The recording sessions took place in 4 different countries (Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Sweden), while the mixing and mastering sessions took place at Fascination Street Studio in Sweden, with producer Jens Bogren. The video also features some parts of "Summoning the Bygones" tracks, and the contribution of Metal icon Dan Swano with the band.
Falling Leaves, signed an agreement on the issue full-length debut album with the Russian Label, Endless Winter.The album, entitled Mournful Cry Of A Dying Sun is a mix of expressive emotions: grief, loss, internal strife, death and all that with this connected. The conflict between calmness and anger expressed in mixed clean and harsh vocals, and the use of string instruments gives the atmosphere of the hard death/doom sound.
The album is unique in the number and composition of the guest stars.
Turkish Deathcore/Hardcore band My Funeral is your Victory finaly released their E.P is called "Serenity Something We Never Had". This E.P which recorded at Retro Studios (Ankara) has 4 songs. You can buy our E.P from Retro Studios or from their Official Facebook Page.
"Victim Of Honor", the new video from Dutch female-fronted thrashers IZEGRIM, can be seen below. The clip, which features the "Dutch playmate Tanja and alcoholic scumbag Maarten," was produced and edited by Arno Zuidgeest.
"Victim Of Honor" comes off IZEGRIM's latest album, "Code Of Consequences", which was released in February 2011 via Listenable Records.
Italian technical death metallers GORY BLISTER will release their long-awaited new album, "Earth-Sick", on April 23 via Bakerteam Records,contains ten brand-new technical and brutal death metal tracks in the signature style that has always identified the band over the past 20 years. The CD also features NILE frontman Karl Sanders who guests on two tracks, including "Soul-Borne Maladies", which can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
Florida-based death metallers SIX FEET UNDER are currently mixing their new album at Audiohammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, TRIVIUM). The band's frontman, Chris Barnes, writes on Twitter, "Typing all my lyrics and credits [for the] new CD. This has to be some of the most disturbing lyrics I've written in years. Be afraid, be very afraid!"