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SLAYER Under Fire From Christian Groups

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that SLAYER are courting controversy among Christian groups by releasing sacrilegious artwork on their latest album. The cover for upcoming record, "Christ Illusion", depicts a tattooed and amputated Jesus Christ standing in a sea of blood and corpses, and has infuriated right-wing religious groups. The Californian foursome are preparing ...

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DEICIDE Complete 'Homage For Satan' Video Shoot: Photos Available

Long-running death metallers DEICIDE spent 12 hours locked up in baking Floridian conditions last weekend while they filmed the video for the new track "Homage for Satan". In temperatures reaching almost 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the band ripped through the track again and again with a level of energy and enthusiasm that would destroy many less ...

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VADER: New Album Artwork, Audio Sample Available

Veteran Polish death metallers VADER have revealed the track listing for their new album, "Impressions in Blood", due in Europe on September 4 via Regain Records. The CD was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland and will feature artwork by Greek artist Seth (ROTTING CHRIST, PARADISE LOST). "Impressions in Blood" track listing: ...

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ASESINO: 'Regresando Odio' Video Posted Online

ASESINO — the death metal/grindcore project featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals) — have posted their video for the track "Regresando Odio" ("Returning the Hate") at their official MySpace page, www.myspace.com/asesino. The "Regresando Odio" ("Returning the Hate") clip — which was directed by John Buchanan of ...

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HELSTAR: 'Remnants Of War' Lineup Reunion Photos Posted Online

Stuf-TV show and San Antonio's longest standing metal institution "Robb's MetalWorks", have uploaded photos from their yearly event, the fourth annual "Robb's MetalWorks Showcase", at their official web site. This year's event marked the first reunion performance of the "Remnants of War" lineup of HELSTAR, but also included such reknown Texas talent as PHANTOM-X (with ...

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SLAYER Recount VENOM 'Pissing' Incident

Decibel magazine (web site) has published an exclusive "oral history" of SLAYER, featuring interviews with all four original members, former drummers Paul Bostaph and John Dette, and various other associates, including label personnel and members of other bands. A few excerpts from the feature follow: After getting kicked out of METALLICA, Dave Mustaine ...

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THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL: New Mini-CD Details Revealed

U.K. black metallers THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL will release a mini-CD, entitled "In the Name of God, Welcome to Planet Genocide", mid-July on Firestorm Records. Lyrically woven around "the slaughterhouse nature of human cruelty and cancerous existence upon a world rotting in bloodletting and religious oblivion," the CD will feature the following tracks: 01. Psalm ...

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ASESINO: 'Regresando Odio' Video To Receive 'Headbanger's Ball' Premiere

"Regresando Odio" ("Returning the Hate"), the new video from ASESINO — the death metal/grindcore project featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals) — will receive its MTV2 debut on this weekend's edition of "Headbanger's Ball", which is scheduled to air Saturday, June 24 beginning at 10:00 p.m. "This will ...

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ASESINO Announce More Dates

ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals), will be teaming up with KAPUDA (featuring BODY BAG's Jimmy Littlefield) and DROWN MARY for four dates in August. Upcoming ASESINO dates now include: Jul. 08 - Palladium Hall - Tijuana, MEX Jul. 15 - El Sapo ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Announce Tour Dates

Earache's own reigning thrash masters MUNICIPAL WASTE have announced several U.S. summer tour dates, as well as a string of U.K. and Australian dates. MUNICIPAL WASTE embody the spirit of a good 'ol time and are eager to bring the waste to the masses! MUNICIPAL WASTE are touring in support of their first Earache release, ...

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BODY COUNT To Release 'Murder 4 Hire' In August

Rapper/actor/rock 'n' roller Ice-T is at it again on "Murder 4 Hire" (Escapi Records) by BODY COUNT, to be released August 1, 2006. Lead guitarist Ernie C, bassist Vincent Price, drummer OT and rhythm guitarist Bendrix hit the metal hard on 12 tracks of what is sure to be controversial, argued over and demonized right ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: 'Miss Machine: The DVD' Due This Month

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will release "Miss Machine: The DVD" in North America on June 27 (with an international release on July 3). This low-priced limited edition DVD features a collection of behind-the-scenes footage, all the studio videos from the "Miss Machine" album and live clips spanning the band's worldwide tour. The tentative (unconfirmed) track ...

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To Escape Is To Suffer - UPON INFLICTION

With all the fanfare of a tree falling in the forest, this record hit the shelves a couple months ago. What the hell kind of world do we live in when a killer slab of Florida death metal, one with honest-to-christ songs and a sense of tempo almost unknown today, gets released, and no one ...

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Celebrate 6/6/6 — 'Metal Day' — With YAHOO! MUSIC

To honor the symbolic date of June 6, 2006 — the sixth day of the sixth month of the sixth year; as in 666, the "number of the beast" or Anti-christ in the Bible's Book of Revelations — Yahoo! Music has delared today "Metal Day!" Have a black celebration with black metal videos by CRADLE ...

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ROTTING CHRIST To Embark On Extensive European Tour In February

Legendary Greek death metallers ROTTING CHRIST will embark on an extensive European tour in February 2007 beginning with the third edition of The Domination Tour, featuring 5-6 bands and consisting of 21-24 dates (only in bigger venues). Headlining dates in Scandinavia, the Baltic countries, Poland, Eastern Europe (also Russia, the Ukraine, Belarus) and the Balkans ...

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ASESINO: 'Cristo Satanico' Pushed Back; Artwork Posted Online

ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals), have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Cristo Satanico" ("Satanic Christ"), on their MySpace profile, www.myspace.com/asesino. The follow-up to 2002's "Coridos De Muerte" was recorded at Undercity Studios in Los Angeles and contains ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: Cover Of SOUNDGARDEN's 'Jesus Christ Pose' Posted Online

New Jersey-bred maniacal metallers THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have posted their cover of SOUNDGARDEN's classic "Jesus Christ Pose" on their official MySpace page. The track comes off the band's upcoming iTunes-exclusive digital download EP, "Plagiarism", due on June 13. Commented the band: "SOUNDGARDEN, man. I'm talking about glory days glass shattering Chris Cornell, ...

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DECAPITATED Explain F*CK THE COMMERCE Cancellation

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED have issued a statement regarding their non-appearance at this year's Fuck the Commerce festival, which took place May 25-27 at MZA (Mehrzweckhalle) in Luckau, Germany. The statement reads as follows: "We did not appear at Fuck The Commerce this year due to not receiving any contract from the promoters, despite several ...

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MARDUK: 'La Grande Danse Macabre', 'World Funeral' Limited-Edition CD/DVD Boxsets Due In June

Limited-edition CD/DVD boxsets of MARDUK's classic "La Grande Danse Macabre" and "World Funeral" albums are being released by Regain Records in June. The details are as follows: MARDUK "La Grande Danse Macabre" limited edition CD/DVD box-set edition (limited to 3,000 copies). Brand new luxurious limited edition reissue of this black metal classic. Comes packed in ...

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