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It's Official: CHIMAIRA Calls It Quits

Vocalist Mark Hunter of long-running Ohio-based metallers CHIMAIRA has released the following statement: "After fifteen full-blown ass-ripping years, it is with great honor to announce the end of CHIMAIRA. "Thanks to everyone that supported the group in any way shape or form. "Everyone involved with the band, from members to fans, put their heart and ...

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Guitarist EMIL WERSTLER Quits CHIMAIRA

Guitarist Emil Werstler has decided to leave CHIMAIRA after a three-year tenure with the band. Werstler spent the first few months playing bass for CHIMAIRA, but switched back to his original instrument in 2012 following the announcement that guitarists Rob Arnold and Matt DeVries were leaving the group at the end of 2011. Emil, best ...

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ATHEIST Preparing To Record New Album

Florida-based technical metal pioneers ATHEIST will record their fifth studio album later in the year with producer Jason Suecof (DEATH ANGEL, JOB FOR A COWBOY, GOD FORBID, DEVILDRIVER) for an early 2015 release. Comments vocalist Kelly Shaefer: “We are happy to report that the fifth ATHEIST LP is in the works, and the band could ...

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BLEEDING GODS Signs With PUNISHMENT 18 RECORDS

BLEEDING GODS, the Dutch metal band featuring former and current members of ALTAR, SINISTER, HOUWITSER and SUPREME PAIN, has inked a deal with Punishment 18 Records. The group will enter Soundlodge Studio in Rhauderfehn, Gremany in September with producer Jörg Uken to begin recording its debut album for a late November release. The artwork and ...

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CHIMAIRA: 'Wrapped In Violence' Video Released

CHIMAIRA's video for the song "Wrapped In Violence" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's seventh studio album, "Crown Of Phantoms", which sold around 7,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 52 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in ...

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RINGWORM To Release 'Hammer Of The Witch' In March

Cleveland's legendary kings of metallic hardcore RINGWORM will release their new album, "Hammer Of The Witch", on March 18 in North America, March 14 in Germany, Benelux and Finland, and March 17 in the rest of the world via Relapse Records. The CD was recorded at Spider Studios in Cleveland with producer Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, ...

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THREAT SIGNAL: Teaser For Forthcoming Album

Video footage of THREAT SIGNAL drummer Joey Huma playing one of the songs from the band's forthcoming fourth album, due later this year, can be seen below. THREAT SIGNAL's third, self-titled album was released in October 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Planet Z studios in Hadley, Massachusetts with producer Chris ...

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TRUTH CORRODED: 'They Are Horror' Lyric Video Available

The official lyric video for the song "They Are Horror" from Australian extreme metallers TRUTH CORRODED can be seen below. The track features a guest guitar solo by Craig Locicero (FORBIDDEN, SPIRALARMS) "They Are Horror" comes off TRUTH CORRODED new album, "The Saviours Slain", which will be released on December 6 through AFM Records in ...

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THREAT SIGNAL: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From North American Tour With CHIMAIRA

Canadian modern metallers THREAT SIGNAL have uploaded behind-the-scenes footage from their July/August 2013 North American tour with CHIMAIRA, THE BROWNING and DARK SERMON. Check it out below. THREAT SIGNAL's third, self-titled album was released in October 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Planet Z studios in Hadley, Massachusetts with producer Chris ...

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TRUTH CORRODED Signs With AFM RECORDS

Australian extreme metallers TRUTH CORRODED have signed a worldwide deal with AFM Records. The band's new album, "The Saviours Slain", will be released in late November. "You work hard, stay true to your aim and opportunities will eventually come your way, " comments TRUTH CORRODED bassist Greg Shaw on signing with the label. "We are ...

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Former ROADRUNNER A&R Guru Discusses 'XXX: Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records' Box Set (Audio)

On September 27, Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas conducted an interview with former Roadrunner Records A&R chief and current Nuclear Blast Entertainment president Monte Conner for the "Metal Hammer" radio show on TeamRock Radio. You can listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. Roadrunner Records celebrates its three-decades-plus legacy as one of the ...

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CHIMAIRA Guitarist Interviewed By RISE ABOVE THE ANCHOR (Video)

Rise Above The Anchor recently conducted an interview with CHIMAIRA guitarist Emil Werstler. You can now watch the chat below. CHIMAIRA's seventh studio album, "Crown Of Phantoms", sold around 7,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 52 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived ...

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GOD FORBID Officially Calls It Quits

New Jersey melodic thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID have officially called it quits following the departure of guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle. Said guitarist Matt Wicklund in a statement: "As many of you have heard, GOD FORBID has broken up. It is a sad time for us and also a time of new beginnings. "The past ...

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DOC COYLE Quits GOD FORBID

Guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle of New Brunswick, New Jersey's melodic, thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID has posted the following message on his official blog: "I am sorry to say that I am indeed leaving GOD FORBID. "I started playing with these guys since I was 16 years old. Now I'm 32. You do the math. ...

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