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ESSENCE: New Album Details Revealed

Danish thrashers ESSENCE will release their new album, "Last Night Of Solace", on March 29 via NoiseArt Records. The effort will be made available as a limited CD in a slipcase and will include a bonus track. The CD was recorded, engineered and produced by Swedish mastermind Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, HYPOCRISY, IMMORTAL, CHILDREN OF BODOM, ...

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HATEBREED Frontman Interviewed By Sweden's 'Access: Rock' (Video)

Anna Dave Bertram of Sweden's Access: Rock recently conducted an interview with singer Jamey Jasta of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED in Stockholm. You can now watch the chat below. HATEBREED's "Put It To The Torch" video was directed by Justin Reich (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY). The song comes off the band's latest CD, "The Divinity Of ...

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SONS OF AEON: Entire Debut Album Available For Streaming

SONS OF AEON, the new Jyväskylä, Finland-based metal band featuring members of GHOST BRIGADE, SWALLOW THE SUN, CODE FOR SILENCE and ENDSTAND, will release its self-titled debut album via Lifeforce Records on the following dates: January 18, 201: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland + Digital worldwide January 21, 2013: Rest of Europe January 22, 2013: North ...

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TERMINATE: Track From Debut Album Available For Streaming

Having recently signed with Poland's grind/metal purveyors Selfmadegod Records, Illinois-based death metal horde TERMINATE has completed the recording of its debut album and today lash out at the public with the first dose of brutality harnessed in the studio. Now locked down for release on February 18, "Ascending To Red Heavens" was recorded in September ...

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A STORY OF RATS: 'Vastness & The Inverse' Artwork Unveiled

Experimental dark noise/drone/ambient sound architects A STORY OF RATS have unveiled the entrancing artwork for the band's upcoming album, "Vastness & The Inverse". A STORY OF RATS began as the the solo musical project of visual and sound artist Garek J. Druss, who also plays in Seattle-based duo DULL KNIFE and Portland-based ATRIARCH and TECUMSEH, ...

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HATEBREED: 'Put It To The Torch' Video Released

"Put It To The Torch", the new video from Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Justin Reich (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY). The song comes off the band's latest CD, "The Divinity Of Purpose", which is available for pre-order on iTunes (in the United States and Canada). When ...

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Audio: CANDLEMASS And ENTOMBED Cover Each Other To Celebrate SWEDEN ROCK MAGAZINE's 100th Issue

Sweden Rock Magazine, Scandinavia's biggest hard rock magazine and Sweden's top-selling music magazine, has joined forced with two of the country's most legendary metal bands. To celebrate Sweden Rock Magazine's 100th issue, CANDLEMASS and ENTOMBED have recorded cover versions of each other's songs for a CD single sent exclusively to the magazine's subscribers with issue ...

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KRUX: Footage Of EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of KRUX — the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandström (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), OPETH/ex-ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson and keyboardist Carl Westholm — performing on December 15, 2012 at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting in Eindhoven, Holland ...

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BULLET Parts Ways With Guitarist

Swedish hard rockers BULLET have released the following statement: "Fellow headbangers and hellraisers! Erik Almström [guitar] will no longer be a part of BULLET as he has been since the start of this band back in 2001. This decision is well thought through and there is absolutely no hard feelings between Erik and the rest ...

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HATEBREED Frontman's Video Chat Posted Online

Vocalist Jamey Jasta of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED took part in an online video chat with fans yesterday (Wednesday, December 19). You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. HATEBREED's new album, "The Divinity Of Purpose" is available for pre-order on iTunes (in the United States and Canada). When fans pre-order the album, ...

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TERMINATE Signs To SELFMADEGOD RECORDS

Selfmadegod Records has announced the signing of TERMINATE from Morton Grove, Illinois. The mission of TERMINATE is simple: to play death metal the way it was meant to be played. Taking influences from death metal stalwarts BOLT THROWER and AUTOPSY, while maintaining a melodic sensibility akin to Swedish greats DISMEMBER and ENTOMBED, is what defines ...

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SEPTEMBER MURDER: New Album Details Revealed

German death metallers SEPTEMBER MURDER have completed work on their sophomore full-length album, "He Who Invokes Decadence", for an early 2013 release. The CD was once again produced by Jens Martinek at his Schmiedeberg 7 Studios in Rübeland, Germany. The recording sessions started in March 2011 and were finished in the spring of 2012. The ...

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SONS OF AEON: Another New Song Available For Streaming

SONS OF AEON, the new Jyväskylä, Finland-based metal band featuring members of GHOST BRIGADE, SWALLOW THE SUN, CODE FOR SILENCE and ENDSTAND, will release its self-titled debut album via Lifeforce Records on the following dates: January 18, 201: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland + Digital worldwide January 21, 2013: Rest of Europe January 22, 2013: North ...

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CANDLEMASS/Ex-THERION Frontman MATS LEVÉN Sings DIO, WHITESNAKE, GARY MOORE Classics (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of CLUB COVERDOSE, the cover band featuring acclaimed Swedish hard rock vocalist Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TREAT, KRUX), perfoming on November 24 at On The Rocks in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. Levén's first official CANDLEMASS recording since he took over from the recently departed Robert Lowe will come ...

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HATEBREED: 'The Divinity Of Purpose' Trailer Released

A two-and-a-half-minute trailer for "The Divinity Of Purpose", the new album from Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED, in which the band's frontman, Jamey Jasta discusses the CD's artwork, can be seen below. "The Divinity Of Purpose" is available for pre-order on iTunes (in the United States and Canada). When fans pre-order the album, they'll ...

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VOMITILE Signs With HORROR PAIN GORE DEATH PRODUCTIONS

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions has signed Cyprus-based old-school death metal maniacs VOMITILE. The band's debut album, "Igniting Chaos", will be released on January 22, 2013. According to a press release, VOMITILE "capture the true vile essence of the old-school on 'Igniting Chaos'. Full of punishing riffs and extreme aggression, VOMITILE unleash a killer recording ...

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ENTOMBED Frontman Joins CONVERGE On Stage In Stockholm (Video)

ENTOMBED frontman Lars Göran "LG" Petrov joined CONVERGE on stage last night (Friday, December 7) at Hornstull Strand in Stockholm, Sweden to perform the ENTOMBED classic "Wolverine Blues". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. ENTOMBED has been "checking out some studios" for recording of their new album, according to a posting ...

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ENTOMBED 'Checking Out Studios' For New Album Recording

Veteran Swedish metallers ENTOMBED are currently "checking out some studios" for recording of their new album, according to a posting on the band's Facebook page. A photo of ENTOMBED at the Soundtrade Studios in Solna, Sweden, taken yesterday (Thursday, November 29), can be seen below. ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid recently underwent "a major operation which ...

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Former OBSCENITY, BK49 Members Launch SLAUGHTERDAY

Former OBSCENITY guitarist Jens Finger and ex-BK49 vocalist Bernd Reiners have joined forces in an old-school death metal band called SLAUGHTERDAY. As indicated by the group's name, SLAUGHTERDAY's sound is heavily influenced by AUTOPSY, but also ASPHYX and early ENTOMBED. SLAUGHTERDAY will enter Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn, Germany in January with producer Jörg Uken (GOD ...

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DENIED: Entire 'Judas Kiss' EP Available For Streaming

DENIED, the Swedish metal band featuring vocalist Johan Fahlberg (JADED HEART) and bassist Fredrik Isaksson (formerly of THERION and GRAVE), has released a three-song digital EP, "Judas Kiss", via Sliptrick Records. The effort was recorded with producer Fredrik Folkare (UNLEASHED) and was mastered at Dugout Productions. You can now stream the entire EP — consisting ...

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Koi No Yokan - DEFTONES

On their previous album, "Diamond Eyes", the DEFTONES turned more than a few heads for reinventing a few of their crunky wheels. Dynamics were a large part of that album's success, making it one of the DEFTONES' most crucial releases along with "White Pony" and "Around the Fur". This year, they come back, not with ...

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DEATH BREATH Guitarist Launches HUMBUCKER

HUMBUCKER, the solo project of Robert Pehrsson, the DEATH BREATH guitarist and former member of DUNDERTÅGET and THUNDER EXPRESS, will release its debut album next year via High Roller Records. The CD was recorded at Gutterview Recorders and it features guest appearances by Nicke Andersson (ENTOMBED, HELLACOPTERS, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC), Dolf De Borst and Tomas ...

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