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LOCK UP Recruits Drummer ADAM JARVIS

Grind/death supergroup LOCK UP has recruited drummer Adam Jarvis (MISERY INDEX, PIG DESTROYER) as the replacement for the recently departed Nick Barker. Bassist Shane Embury comments: "We are extremely thrilled to welcome Adam into the ranks of LOCK UP. I have known Adam for a few years now and we just recently finished a European ...

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Drummer NICK BARKER Exits LOCK UP

LOCK UP drummer Nick Barker has announced his departure from the band. Barker said in a statement: "After 'not feeling it' for a considerable amount of time and pondering my future within the ranks of the band, I've decided to call it a quits with LOCK UP. There's no bad blood or ill feeling in ...

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LOCK UP Feat. NAPALM DEATH, Ex-CRADLE OF FILTH Members: Lyric Video For 'The Plague That Stalks The Darkness' Song

The official lyric video for the song "The Plague That Stalks The Darkness" from LOCK UP — the international grindcore "supergroup" featuring Kevin Sharp (BRUTAL TRUTH, PRIMATE, VENOMOUS CONCEPT), Anton Reisenegger (PENTAGRAM, CRIMINAL), Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA, VENOMOUS CONCEPT) and Nick Barker (CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR) — can be seen below. The track ...

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LOCK UP Feat. NAPALM DEATH, BRUTAL TRUTH Members: Listen To New Song 'Desolation Architect'

"Desolation Architect", a brand new song from LOCK UP — the international grindcore "supergroup" featuring Kevin Sharp (BRUTAL TRUTH, PRIMATE, VENOMOUS CONCEPT), Anton Reisenegger (PENTAGRAM, CRIMINAL), Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA, VENOMOUS CONCEPT) and Nick Barker (CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR) — can be streamed below. The track is taken from LOCK UP's forthcoming album, ...

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LOCK UP Feat. NAPALM DEATH, BRUTAL TRUTH Members: Listen To New Song 'Mindfight'

"Mindfight", a brand new song from LOCK UP — the international grindcore "supergroup" featuring Kevin Sharp (BRUTAL TRUTH, PRIMATE, VENOMOUS CONCEPT), Anton Reisenegger (PENTAGRAM, CRIMINAL), Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA, VENOMOUS CONCEPT) and Nick Barker (CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR) — can be streamed below. The track is taken from LOCK UP's forthcoming album, "Demonization", ...

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DESTRUCTION To Release 'Under Attack' Album In May

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will release their new album, "Under Attack", on May 13 via Nuclear Blast. The band started the recording sessions after the summer festivals last year and has been recording segments in various studios between September 2015 and January 2016. So far they have finished the drum recordings with Martin Buchwalter ...

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DESTRUCTION Pays Tribute To LEMMY With 'Ace Of Spades' Performance (Video)

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION paid tribute to iconic MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister by playing the MOTÖRHEAD classic "Ace Of Spades" during their January 9 concert at Club Citta in Kawasaki, Japan. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. DESTRUCTION's 30th-anniversary album, "Spiritual Genocide", was released on November 23, 2012 via ...

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LOCK UP To Enter Studio In November

LOCK UP — the international grindcore "supergroup" featuring Kevin Sharp (BRUTAL TRUTH, PRIMATE, VENOMOUS CONCEPT), Anton Reisenegger (PENTAGRAM, CRIMINAL), Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA, VENOMOUS CONCEPT) and Nick Barker (CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR) — will enter Parlour Recording Studios in Kettering, U.K. on November 1 to begin recording its as-yet-untitled new album with longtime ...

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EVILE Taps Former FALLEN FATE Guitarist

British thrashers EVILE have announced the addition of guitarist Piers Donno Fuller (formerly of FALLEN FATE) to the group's ranks. It came as a huge shock when EVILE guitarist Ol Drake announced he was leaving the band last year. The remaining members — Matt Drake, Ben Carter and Joel Graham — took some time out ...

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LENG TCH'E Frontman Joins PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS On stage To Perform PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL (Video)

Vocalist Serge Kasongo of the Belgian grindcore act LENG TCH'E joined PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS on stage last night (Monday, June 16) at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels to perform the PANTERA classic "Death Rattle" and SUPERJOINT RITUAL's "Fuck Your Enemy". Check out the footage below. LENG TCH'E last year commenced recording the follow-up ...

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DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Talks To Metal-Rules.com (Video)

On March 25, Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist Schmier of German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION in Austin, Texas. You can now watch the chat below. DESTRUCTION's 30th-anniversary album, "Spiritual Genocide", was released on November 23, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Day Of Reckoning" was recorded ...

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DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Speaks To SPIRIT OF METAL (Video)

On March 29, The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with singer/bassist Schmier of German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. DESTRUCTION's 30th-anniversary album, "Spiritual Genocide", was released on November 23, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Day Of Reckoning" was recorded at Gernhart ...

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DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Speaks To THE AGE OF METAL (Video)

On March 27, The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with singer/bassist Schmier of German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION in Phoenix, Arizona. You can now watch the chat below. DESTRUCTION's 30th-anniversary album, "Spiritual Genocide", was released on November 23, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Day Of Reckoning" was recorded at Gernhart ...

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SKINDRED, Ex-EVILE Members Join Forces In REABO

REABO is a "supergroup" of well known names from the colliding worlds of rock, dubstep, metal and grime who have combined to produce a single which will quite simply blow your head off. REABO consist of Ol Drake, former guitarist in EVILE; XFM presenter and bassist of indie rock band LOSERS, Eddy Temple-Morris; notorious bass ...

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DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Discusses His New Side Project Featuring ACCEPT Members (Audio)

On March 12, singer/bassist Schmier of German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION was interviewed by Nick Perkel (a.k.a. Japan Nick), a contributing writer for The Aquarian Weekly and host of "Japan Nick's Rock And Metal Pandemonium" on Montclair State University's WMSC 90.3 radio station. Asked about his recently announced side project with members of ACCEPT, Schmier ...

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U.K. Thrashers SHRAPNEL To Release 'The Virus Conspires' In February

Candlelight Records has set a February 3, 2014 European release date for "The Virus Conspires", the full-length debut from English thrash metallers SHRAPNEL. Produced by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, EVILE), it features artwork from Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST). The album and its lead single, "Titan", will be available for preorder via iTunes and other digital ...

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NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY, Producer RUSS RUSSELL Join Forces In TRONOS Project

TRONOS is the name of a project featuring Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) and producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, EVILE) alongside a slew of guest musicians, including drummer Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK), bassists Billy Gould (FAITH NO MORE) and Troy Sanders (MASTODON), and singer Silje Wergeland (THE GATHERING). The project, in which Embury and Russell both handle ...

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DESTRUCTION To Play Special 'Best Of 30 Years' Show In Germany

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will celebrate "30 years of total destruction" with a special headlining show on November 15 at Helvete in Oberhausen, Germany. Support at the gig will come from Polish thrash outfit WAR-SAW and Swedish retro rockers YEAR OF THE GOAT. Commented DESTRUCTION vocalist/bassist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer: "2013 was a very busy ...

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SHRAPNEL Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records has announced the signing of U.K. thrashers SHRAPNEL. The band's new album will be released in early 2014. SHRAPNEL had this to say about the signing: "We are honored and excited about Becoming part of the Candlelight family. We are extremely proud of the album we have out together and can't wait for ...

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EVILE Launches Lead-Guitarist Search

British thrashers EVILE are now accepting applications for their vacant lead guitarist position. If interested, please send any links, videos, photos and biogs as well as a brief statement about yourself to: evileguitarist@gmail.com. On August 30, guitarist Ol Drake announced his departure from EVILE. he explained in a statement: "Over the past year, I've, unfortunately, ...

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DESTRUCTION Joined By KRISIUN For Cover Of VENOM Classic (Video)

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN joined German thrashers DESTRUCTION on stage on Sunday, September 22 at the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to perform a cover version of the VENOM classic "Black Metal". Video footage of the performance can be seen below. Said DESTRUCTION vocalist/bassist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer: "I would like to ...

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EVILE Guitarist Quits

Guitarist Ol Drake has announced his departure from British thrashers EVILE. His official statement on the matter reads as follows: "It's been half my life (15 years) since I started jamming in a room with three other guys, in a group in which I didn't know would grow to be EVILE, go through what EVILE ...

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EVILE Interviewed By METAL OUTLAW TV (Video)

Metal Outlaw TV conducted an interview with British thrashers EVILE at this year's edition of the Les-Fest, which was held June 28-30 in Valley International Park near Crossford, united Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. EVILE released its fourth album, "Skull", on May 27 in Europe on Earache Records and in North America ...

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