rotting-christ in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

The Split Program II - CALIBAN vs. HEAVEN SHALL BURN

Quite an incendiary experience it's been cranking this one up to deafening volumes. Two of Europe's finest metalcore acts on one CD yet again. If you've not had the pleasure of stimulating the senses with albums like HEAVEN SHALL BURN's "Antigone" or CALIBAN's "The Opposite from Within", the split provides a good opportunity to experience ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

HOMO IRATUS Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

Greece's HOMO IRATUS have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are MANOWAR, GOREFEST and BALANCE OF POWER. Rock the Nations' first installment (2003) featured performances by such bands ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Strength Through Vengeance - A PERFECT MURDER

"This doesn't even sound like the same band that recorded 'Unbroken'", I thought to myself while listening to A PERFECT MURDER's "Strength through Vengeance". Well, that's because it's almost not the same band; three-fifths of the unit turned over in 2004, leaving only guitarist Carl Bouchard and drummer Yan Chausse to find new parts for ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

DEATH FOLLOWS A SHADOW: STEEL PROPHET Side-Project To Film First Video

DEATH FOLLOWS A SHADOW, the new band featuring STEEL PROPHET founder/guitarist Steve Kachinsky, vocalist Charlie Z (MILITANTS, ex-ENRAGED), bassist Jason Lenhard (ex-ENRAGED), drummer Gene McEwen (STEEL PROPHET, PROJECT STEIGER, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS), and Horace Miller, will shoot a video for their track "Darkside of Human Nature" on July 16 in Los Angeles, CA. DEATH FOLLOWS ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Robot Hive/Exodus - CLUTCH

It's a testament to the organic strengths of CLUTCH that when they set up, start dicking around, and hit "record," the results still outstrip almost every overcalculated bunch of try-too-hard scenesters currently stinking up the record racks. The follow-up to last year's "Blast Tyrant" is definitely less immediate and hooky than that opus, but it ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

LOST SOUL Added To Entire BLITZKRIEG III European Tour

Polish death metallers LOST SOUL have just scooped a slot (alongside VADER, ROTTING CHRIST and ANOREXIA NERVOSA) on the entire Blitzkrieg III European tour which steamrollers through the continent between September 5 and October 23. LOST SOUL, who were originally only due to lay waste to their native Poland, are fired up about landing the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MANOWAR Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

MANOWAR are the first confirmed band for this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. About seven bands will be sharing the stage with MANOWAR. Other confirmed acts will be announced soon. Rock the Nations' first installment (2003) featured performances ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GEORGE LYNCH: DOKKEN Reunion May Happen Next Year

Abrasive Rock recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB). A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Abrasive Rock: You were supposed to tour with John Sykes this summer, correct? George Lynch: "I wasn't supposed to." Abrasive Rock: There was talks about it? George Lynch: "Yeah, this is ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MOURNING BELOVETH: DVD, Early Album Reissues Due Next Year

Irish doom metal act MOURNING BELOVETH have posted the following message on their official web site: The [new MOURNING BELOVETH] album ['A Murderous Circus'] is out two months now and it seems the majority of people are slowly getting in to it, the stripped back, harsher sound takes some getting use to but when you ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SCOTT WEILAND To Rumormongers: 'Get A Fucking Life!'

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland has rejected Internet rumors that the band have scrapped the final five shows of their ongoing European tour because he has fallen off the wagon and will be re-entering rehab. In a posting on the group's official web site, Weiland writes, "Christ! You people are like locusts! Every day there's ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DIVINE EMPIRE Part Ways With Bassist/Vocalist JASON BLACHOWICZ

Florida-based death metallers DIVINE EMPIRE have parted ways with bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) due to "serious personal and legal issues." Guitarist J.P. Soars and drummer Duane Timlin have already found a replacement and are planning on hitting the road in support of their recently released CD, "Method of Execution", available now on Century Media ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PATHS OF POSSESSION: Live Dates Announced

PATHS OF POSSESSION, the band fronted by CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, have lined up the following dates during July: Jul. 15 - Brass Mug - Tampa, FL Jul. 16 - Island Oasis - Orlando, FL PATHS OF POSSESSION's debut album, "Promises in Blood", was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Tampa, Florida with ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Lions in this Game - DONNYBROOK

Christ, this is one tough ass hardcore CD! With all the teeth spittin' and rib-crackin' hardcore going on here, how appropriate that this Los Angeles band is named DONNYBROOK and the Michael Bukowski cover art depicts an all-out hockey brawl. The skull and bloody hockey sticks that serve as cross bones on the actual disc ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

LOST SOUL Comment On U.K. Tour With VADER

Polish death metallers LOST SOUL will head out on the road again this month with VADER for a number of dates, which will include the group's debut U.K. appearances. Commented LOST SOUL drummer Adam Sierzega: "We are all very excited about [the tour]. It seems to be a killer tour. VADER is a great band ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PATHS OF POSSESSION: More New Songtitles Revealed

PATHS OF POSSESSION, the band fronted by CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, have revealed several new songtitles that are set to appear on the group's debut album, "Promises in Blood", due before the end of the year via Metal Blade Records. The group are currently mixing the CD at Mana Recording Studios in Tampa, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

WAYLANDER Announce Lineup Changes, Continue Work On New Album

Irish metallers WAYLANDER have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, as most of you will already have suspected, there is never a dull moment in the WAYLANDER camp, as yet again, we have had changes in personnel. Michael [Proctor, bass] [as expected] rejoined, and we attained the services of a second ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DAN LILKER To DAVE MUSTAINE: 'Break Up MEGADETH And Pursue Your New Love For Jesus On Your Own'

NUCLEAR ASSAULT/ex-ANTHRAX bassist Dan Lilker has slammed MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine for threatening to pull out of several festival appearances in Greece and Israel because two of the support acts on the bill were "full-on Satanic" bands called ROTTING CHRIST and DISSECTION. Mustaine, who converted to Christianity several years ago, explained his position in a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ROTTING CORPSE: Demo Clips Posted Online

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 posted four clips from their upcoming "Demos" CD at their MySpace.com page. Each of the four clips is a 30-second sample representing one of the four demos ...

Read more

Posted in: News