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VADER Invite Fans To Design Band's New Logo

Veteran Polish death metallers VADER have posted the following message on their official web site: "We would like to invite you to participate in a special competition! If you have an idea how VADER's new logo symbol should look like and want to design it, feel free to send your projects to info@vader.pl under a ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: Brazilian Tour Dates Announced

Legendary Greek death metallers ROTTING CHRIST have confirmed the following Brazilian tour dates during May: May 12 - Belo Horizonte MG @ Lapa Multishow May 13 - Osasco SP @ Arena Metal May 14 - Cuiaba MT @ TBA May 17 - Porto Alegre RS @ Manara May 19 - Guaramirim SC @ Curupira Rock ...

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VADER: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

Veteran Polish death metallers VADER will enter Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland on April 22 with producers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawscy to begin recording their new album, "Impressions in Red", for a September 4 release via Regain Records. The recording sessions for the new CD — which, in contrast to the futuristic content of "The ...

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DECAPITATED Film 'Day 69' Video: Photos Available

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED were busy last week shooting the first video from their "Organic Hallucinosis" album. Check out stills from the production of the "Day 69" clip at this location. "Organic Hallucinosis" was released last month via Earache Records. The follow-up to 2004's "The Negation" was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, ...

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CRUACHAN Complete Work On New Album: Audio Samples Available

Irish folk metal band CRUACHAN entered Sun Studios in Dublin on January 17 to begin recording their fifth album, tentatively due later in the year via Greece's Black Lotus Records. Vocalist Keith Fay has issued the following update on the recording sessions: "Yes, we have finished the new album. Jesus Christ, the production on 'Pagan' ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Confirmed For Germany's DONG OPEN AIR Festival

Legendary Greek death metallers ROTTING CHRIST have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Dong Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15 at Halde Norddeutschland in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AEVERON BLACK MESSIAH COMMANDER CONTRADICTION DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DRAGONLAND GRAILKNIGHTS GUN BARREL HIDDEN ...

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VEHEMENCE: 'We Are Coming Back On Our Own Terms'

Arizona-based death metallers VEHEMENCE have issued a statement confirming that they have reunited and are currently working on material for their fourth full-length album (as BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported yesterday). In a posting on their MySpace.com page, the band said, "Well, we had our 'reunion' show [Saturday] night, and it went over extremely well. ...

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TIAMAT: 'The Church Of Tiamat' DVD Details Revealed

Sweden's TIAMAT will be releasing the "The Church of Tiamat" DVD on April 24 via Century Media. The complete track listing for the set is as follows: Live In Krakow, Poland - January 2005 (mixed in stereo and 5.1 surround): 01. Vote For Love 02. Children Of The Underworld 03. Cain 04. Brighter Than The ...

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DECAPITATED: Bassist MARTIN Rejoins The Fold

Bassist Martin has rejoined Polish death metallers DECAPITATED. "After cleaning up mess in my personal life, military problems (army wanted to catch me, I almost got to the court with that) I'm back in the band," Martin writes in a statement. "I need fuckin metal more than anything else! By the way, all rumors concerning ...

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Swarm! - TORTURE KILLER

I think I liked it better when Finland's TORTURE KILLER was a gore-soaked death groove act that intentionally molded its sound after SIX FEET UNDER, as well as bands like OBITUARY. As a SIX FEET UNDER tribute band playing original songs with SFU's Chris Barnes' in the band, TORTURE KILLER becomes sort of a caricature ...

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WHORRID Sign Distribution Deal With OLD SCHOOL RECORDS

Chicago-based death metallers WHORRID have inked a distribution deal with Old School Records for their first full-length release, "Infecting the Soul". According to a pres release, "The CD contains 10 songs of a mixture of heavy-handed brutality and dark melody, definately in the old-school style of metal and thrash." WHORRID have previously released two demos, ...

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VANDEN PLAS: New Album Samples Posted Online

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have uploaded audio samples from their forthcoming album, "Christ 0", at their official web site. Check out the tracks "Silently", "Postcard To God" and "Christ 0" at this location. "Christ 0" was recorded in part at the Bazement studios near Wiesbaden, Germany and is scheduled for release on ...

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WOLF To Enter Gothenburg's STUDIO FREDMAN In June

Swedish metallers WOLF will enter Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden in June with producer Fredrik Nordström to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media Records. WOLF's former drummer Daniel "Dale" Bergkvist — who apparently remains on good terms with the band — has posted the following ...

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VANDEN PLAS: New Album Delayed

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have issued the following update via their official web site: "The release date of the new VANDEN PLAS album had to be pushed back a little due to a delay of the final mix. 'Christ 0' will be in stores at the end of April. The concept of the album ...

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ZAO Drummer Confirms Guitarist COGDELL's Departure

ZAO drummer Jeff Gretz has released a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the rumored departure of guitarist Russ Cogdell and the group's plans for the future. His statement reads as follows: "Russ's departure wasn't officially released as a statement from the band because there is no statement to make. His knee injury was well documented after ...

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ROTTING CORPSE And SOLITUDE AETURNUS To Guest On KNON 89.3 HARD TIME RADIO

Members of reunited ‘80s Texas-based thrash band ROTTING CORPSE (whose original lineup included SOLITUDE AETURNUS founder John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler) and SOLITUDE AETURNUS will be on KNON 89.3 Hard Time Radio with Thrashin' Alan between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST tonight, Thursday, January 19. ROTTING CORPSE bassist Steve Murphy, ...

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SOUNDGARDEN Tribute Album Due In February

Midwest Movement/Tribute Sounds has set a February 21 release date for the SOUNDGARDEN tribute album, entitled "Black Days: Midwest Movement Tribute to Soundgarden". The CD will receive nationwide distribution through Navarre. "Black Days..." will feature 10 classic SOUNDGARDEN songs performed by some of the top independent artists in the Midwest. Songs and artists included on ...

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Trilateral Progression - NEURAXIS

NEURAXIS' "Trilateral Progression" is one impressive death metal album. On its fourth full-length release, the Montreal tech-death squad has accomplished what so many of its brethren have failed to do: adroitly combine technicality, brutality, and melody. Is there a death metal training facility in Montreal that has been secretly financed by the Canadian government? I ...

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DIR EN GREY To Release North American Debut In March

Since 1997, DIR EN GREY has been a powerful force in the Japanese rock scene. However, such a band cannot be content with domination of their home country alone. At last, DIR EN GREY has ventured to bring their sorrowful musical message to North America. Their fifth album, "Withering to Death". will hit store shelves ...

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ANTHRAX To Guest On CHICAGO METALWORKS

Thrash metal legends ANTHRAX will be featured on Chicago Metalworks on Friday, January 27 at 8:00 p.m. CST time during their broadcast of Rotting Corpse Radio. Host Lori Dake will be speaking with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian about their current tour, the comeback of the classic lineup and more. ANTHRAX are scheduled to perform in ...

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