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LOW TWELVE Sign With ROTTING CORPSE RECORDS

Bloomington, Illinois-based thrashers LOW TWELVE are close to signing a deal with the Chicago-based label Rotting Corpse Records. The band's new album, "This Side Toward Enemy", will feature 13 tracks, telling the story of a horrific serial killer on death row. Bassist/vocalist Pete Altieri has also written a graphic novel of the same title to ...

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VANDEN PLAS: First Tour Dates Of 2006 Announced

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have announced the first tour dates in support of their upcoming CD, "Christ.0". They are as follows: Mar. 18 - Cologne Prog Night (Bürgerzentrum Ehrenfeld) - Köln, GER Apr. 02 - Headway Festival - NETH May 05 - Festival - Beauvais, FRA (w/ THERION, WITHIN TEMPTATION, ANGRA) As previously reported, ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS To Perform At DIMEBAG Tribute Concert In Dallas

Long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS have been confirmed for KNON's tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott on January 21, 2006 at the Granada Theater in Dallas, Texas. The billing for the concert is as follows: SOLITUDE AETURNUS ROTTING CORPSE NUCLEAR WINTER STATUS HATE DETERMINATION DISRESPECT Check out www.granada-theater.com for ...

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DEICIDE: More 'When London Burns' DVD Details Revealed

Earache Records has set a January 23, 2006 release date for DEICIDE's "When London Burns" DVD. Featuring an incendiary live set filmed on November 29, 2004 before a rabid, sold-out crowd of maniacs at The Mean Fiddler in London, Glen Benton and Co. rip the place apart with a smoking set, featuring crowd favorites. From ...

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VANDEN PLAS To Release New CD In February

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS will release their new album, "Christ.0", on February 24, 2006. It is a concept album inspired by Alexandre Dumas' novel "The Count of Monte Cristo". The recordings are currently taking place at the Bazement studios near Wiesbaden, Germany. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Christ 0 ...

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URN Sign With ROTTING CORPSE RECORDS

Chicago-based band URN have inked a deal with Rotting Corpse Records. The group have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, "Dancing with the Demigods", for an early 2006 release. A video for the single "Shadow Dancer" — featuring psychic vampire and author Michelle Belanger, who will also be featured for additional vocals ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Prepare To Record 'Left Hand Pathology'

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have posted the following message on their official web site: "Just to let you know, the time is drawing near. That's right, we're entering the studio to record our first full-length album which we cleverly enough have entitled 'Left Hand Pathology'. We know, it's thoroughly stupid, but lowbrow morons ...

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ROTTING CORPSE 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 mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler, will guest on KNON 89.3 Hard Time Radio with Thrashin' Alan at 9:00 p.m. CST tonight, Thursday, December 1, 2005. Trachsler, bassist Steve Murphy, guitarist Luke Brewer and original vocalist ...

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Classic ROTTING CHRIST Albums To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

ROTTING CHRIST's "Passage To Arcturo" and "Non Serviam" albums (both with bonus tracks) will be reissued on January 24, 2006 via the new The End Records sub-division Unruly Sounds, which focuses on uncompromising and unique sounds of metal music, from yesteryear to today. The details are as follows: "Passage to Arcturo" (with bonus) track listing: ...

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LAMB OF GOD, SYBREED Video Interviews Posted Online

Long-standing cult cable show "Robb's Metalworks" out of San Antonio, Texas has just posted two new, web-exclusive interviews at its web site. The first interview is with astute metal drummer Chris Adler of LAMB OF GOD. Shot during the band's recent stint with SLIPKNOT as part of the "Subliminal Verses Tour", the interview ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Checks In From U.S. Tour

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW) has posted the following message on his web site: "Having a day off so I thought I would give you all an update." "Well, Hurricane Wilma came in and created havoc in Miami, cutting the power and ultimately cutting rehearsal time for the band. It was kinda creepy to ...

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SHINING: New Live Photos Posted Online

SHINING's official web site has been updated with 80 live photos from the band's October 28 live appearance at H62 in Stockholm, Sweden. Special guest Acerbus of ONDSKAPT joined Kvarforth on stage for a song. Even ex-SHINING bassist Phil A. Cirone attended the concert, as evidenced by the last two photos, where he's ...

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WOLF 'Looking Forward' To Recording New Album

Sweden's WOLF have posted the following message on their official web site: "Nick [Niklas Olsson, guitar/vocals] is playing the evil priest 'Hannias' in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in Stockholm right now. He's getting some great reviews, and the show seems to be a huge success. Very cool, and we are proud of him. His new vocal ...

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Victims of Science - GAMMACIDE

When this album came out in 1990, on the tiny Wild Rags label, founder Richard C. was on a one-man crusade to uphold vinyl and cassettes, and compact discs be damned. (We see how well that worked out, both for vinyl and for Wild Rags.) As a result, promising bands like HELLWITCH, ARCANE and GAMMACIDE ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Sign With SEASON OF MIST

Legendary Greek death metallers ROTTING CHRIST have inked a deal with Season of Mist. The band are expected to enter the studio during the coming months to begin recording a new studio album, tentatively due in early 2006. In an interview with Vincent Eldefors, the chief editor of Sweden's Tartarean Desire, conducted on ...

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ROTTING CORPSE Named Artist Of The Month

Reunited '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler, have been named Artist of the Month for October 2005 by Stream of Consciousness. The Artist of the Month package features an interview with bassist Steve Murphy, a review of ...

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I, Infidel - RITUAL CARNAGE

My first reaction to the vocals on the new RITUAL CARNAGE was a startled "What the fuck???" It'd been a while since I heard this Japanese band in action — I worship their first two albums, "The Highest Law" and "Every Nerve Alive", as masterful and devastating neo-thrash classics free of any influence past 1991, ...

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Reactivated Swedish Black Metallers SHINING Announce Tour Dates

Reactivated Swedish black metallers SHINING are preparing to embark on a European tour, with the first dates now announced. More shows will be added as they get confimed. Enterpainment Booking have arranged three SHINING gigs in Germany that are to take place in January 2006. The band have, however, not been informed on the exact ...

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SEVERE TORTURE: New Album Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

Dutch death metallers SEVERE TORTURE will release their new album, "Fall of the Despised", on November 7 via Earache Records. SEVERE TORTURE — comprised of Thijs van Laarhoven (guitar), Marvin Vriesde (guitar), Seth van De Loo (drums), Dennis Schreurs (vocals) and Patrick Boleij (bass) — have steadily gained a reputation as one of the current ...

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