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OBSCURA Putting Finishing Touches On New Album Recordings

German death metallers OBSCURA are currently recording their new album with producer V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS) at The Crypt Studios in Germany. OBSCURA bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE) comments: "I just got back from Landschut, Germany, where we've finished most of the recordings for the new album. I'm very excited about the new OBSCURA material; ...

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Nostradamus - JUDAS PRIEST

After the mostly well-received "Angel of Retribution" proved that JUDAS PRIEST could mine their own past for amiable, if hardly classic, for-the-fans renditions of their former glories, the future was both wide open and closing in on the veteran British metal band. They seemed to finally be at home in their leathers, less likely to ...

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...Of Frost and War - HAIL OF BULLETS

Writing lyrics about war in death metal is nothing new. It is the forte of bands like JUNGLE ROT and BOLT THROWER, who continue to do it very well. But I can't recall a death metal album in recent memory that was as thoroughly (I presume) researched, written in such detail, and as effectively presented ...

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MISTWEAVER: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Spanish medieval melodic death metal band MISTWEAVER has entered Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden with producer Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND) to continue recording its fourth album, "Tales from the Grave". The drums for the CD were laid down in a studio in Barcelona. "Tales from the Grave" track listing (in no particular order): 01. ...

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PESTILENCE: 'Malleus Malficarum' To Be Re-Released

Poland's Metal Mind Productions will re-release the classic debut album from the legendary Dutch death/thrash metal act PESTILENCE, "Malleus Malficarum" (1988), on May 19 in Europe (July 8 in the USA via MVD). The limited-edition digipack title (limited to 2,000 copies) will be made available on golden disc, digitally remastered using 24-bit technology. Guitarist/vocalist Patrick ...

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MASTER, ESTUARY To Team Up For U.S. Tour

According to the MySpace page of Central Illinois Metal Booking Agency and Tours, MASTER and ESTUARY will team up for a two-week U.S. tour in October. So far only one date has been announced: October 26 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. MASTER's latest album, "Slaves to Society", will receive a U.S. ...

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NADIWRATH Signs With MORIBUND RECORDS

Moribund Records has announced the signing of Greek black metal band NADIWRATH. Formed last year and featuring DODSFERD mainman Wrath on vocals, NADIWRATH released a three-song demo last summer, which caught the attention of Moribund with its catchy-yet-caustic anthems of traditionalist pestilence. Promises Wrath of the imminent debut album, "The NADIWRATH full-length will be sicker ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Nostradamus' Title Track Posted Online

The title track of JUDAS PRIEST's double disc concept album, "Nostradamus", can be streamed below. "Nostradamus" is scheduled for release via Columbia Records on Monday, June 16 in Europe, and a day later in the U.S. on Epic Records. Long in the works, "Nostradamus" takes epic storytelling to a whole new level, as it recounts ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Nostradamus' Title Track To Be Released Monday

Think "double vinyl, gatefold sleeve concept album," and some of rocks all-time classic recordings come to mind. But in the realm of heavy metal, there has never been a double vinyl (now disc!) concept album that has managed to balance a thought-provoking storyline with metallic thunder. That was, until now. Metal legends JUDAS PRIEST will ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: Debut Album Sample Available

HAIL OF BULLETS, the new band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebdi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, has posted the album version of the song "Red Wolves of Stalin" on the group's MySpace page. The track comes off ...

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OBSCURA: New Promo CD Tracks Posted Online

German death metallers OBSCURA have uploaded rough-mix versions of the tracks from their forthcoming three-track promo CD, recorded by Victor Bullok (DARK FORTRESS; CELTIC FROST touring member). The songs available for streaming at this location are as follows: 01. The Anticosmos Overload 02. Choir of Spirits 03. Incarnated OBSCURA recently announced the addition ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: Third Clip From Studio Posted Online

HAIL OF BULLETS, the new band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebdi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, has posted the third and final part of the "behind-the-scenes" studio video trilogy. In the latest clip, which you can view below, you ...

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Guitarist PATRICK UTERWIJK To Tour With Resurrected PESTILENCE

Dutch guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the upcoming album and tour from his resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE: "Although previous statements about a PESTILENCE reunion with original members (which I think still isn't my intention), it's with great pleasure to announce that none other than Patrick ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: Debut Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

HAIL OF BULLETS, the new band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, has set "…Of Frost And War" as the title of its debut album, due in Europe on May 19 (except in Germany, Austria, ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: More Studio Footage Posted Online

HAIL OF BULLETS, the new band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, recently entered Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland to begin recording its debut album for a May release via Metal Blade Records. Warby has ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: In Mixing Mode

HAIL OF BULLETS, the new band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, has entered Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland to begin recording its debut album for a May release via Metal Blade Records. Warby has ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: Studio Footage Posted Online

HAIL OF BULLETS, the new band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, has entered Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland to begin recording its debut album for a May release via Metal Blade Records. Warby has ...

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BUNKUR Signs With DISPLEASED RECORDS

Dutch extreme doom metal band BUNKUR has inked a deal with Displeased Records. The group's album, "Nullify", will be released in the summer. The will contain one 80-minute mammoth song aptly titled "Nullify". BUNKUR's current lineup includes legendary vocalist Martin van Drunen, who has played with such acts as ASPHYX, PESTILENCE, BOLT THROWER, DEATH BY ...

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Resurrected PESTILENCE: New Album Title Revealed

According to Pro-Rock magazine, Dutch guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli has set "Resurrection Macabre" as the title of the new album from the resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE, tentatively due in early 2009 via Holland's Mascot Records. Joining Mameli in the group's new lineup are Tony Choy (ATHEIST, CYNIC) on bass and ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: Studio Update

HAIL OF BULLETS, the new band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, has entered Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland to begin recording its debut album for a May release via Metal Blade Records. Commented Warby: ...

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NO SOULS LOST Completes Work On New Album

Texas death metal band NO SOULS LOST has finished recording its new album, "Hostis Humani Generis", for an April release via Open Grave Records. The CD marks the recording debut of new singer Andrew Vasa, who joined the group shortly before the album was compelted. "After lots of personnel changes, lots of struggle, and lots ...

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