Nils "Dominator" Fjellström (ex-Aeon, In Battle), who announced his departure from Swedish black metallers Dark Funeral only a couple of months ago, has now rejoined the band.
Dominator comments: "After a short break of focusing on other aspects of my life, it's a great privilege for me to announce my return to Dark Funeral. The time off has fueled my inspiration and urge to get back behind the kit and annihilate. It's an honour to play alongside my fellow brothers again. May Dark Funeral rise to dominate once more."
Mainman Lord Ahriman comments: "It feels absolutely killer to be working with Dominator again. He's not only an amazing drummer, but also a very good friend. And I'm glad he's back in the band. A massive welcome back brother! Now, let's together set the world ablaze and conquer the universe once and for all!"
Generation Kill, the crossover outfit featuring Exodus frontman Rob Dukes, have named their debut album Red, White and Blood and will unleash this thrashing beast on next September 16th in Europe and on September 27th in North America through Season Of Mist.
Prior to this, a digital single including the title track of the album and a cover of Nine Inch Nails's classic "Wish" will be released worldwide on July 4th.
A two-minute sample of "Red White And Blood" is available for streaming over at Facebook.
Red White And Blood was recorded at J. Rod Production Studios in New City, New York (where the vocal tracks for Exodus' Let There Be Blood and Overkill's Ironbound were previously laid down).
Swedish black/death metal band Devian think it's "time to break the silence... with eternal silence."
The band released the following lengthy statement: "We have decided to put Devian to rest. After the tour with Unleashed in 2009 we started to focus on the third Devian opus. After a few months of hard work on the album vocalist Legion (Witchery, ex-Marduk) announced that he'd leave the band. About that time we also parted ways with the label that released our two first albums, Century Media.
Some months later we started to negotiate with various labels but never did found anything that would meet even our budget for recording.
During this period of time we started to feel that we had lost the glow we once had for the band and the music.
"Behold The Satan's Sword" and "Holy Possessions", two brand-new tracks from Polish blackened death quartet Azarath, are available for streaming on their official site, and below for the time being.
"Behold The Satan's Sword" and "Holy Possessions" comes off the band's upcoming new album, entitled Blasphemers' Maledictions, which is set to be released later this month through Witching Hour Productions.
Cover artwork and layout was painted and designed by Zbigniew M. Bielak (Absu, Watain, Deströyer 666, Autopsy)
Blasphemers' Maledictions tracklist:
01. Arising The Black Flame
02. Supreme Reign Of Tiamat
03. Crushing Hammer Of The Antichrist
Unless you've been living in a cave for the last couple of months, you know that Hellfest Open Air 2011 took place last weekend.
As always, Metal Storm sent out a small army of reporters to cover the event. You can expect an exclusive live report, tons of hq pictures and an anthology of our most memorable festival experiences to appear online in the next coming weeks.
We also had the chance to meet up with some artists backstage. After the small talk and/or a few beers, we got to the juicy details. Here are a handful of scoops we gathered during our chats that we don't want to keep from you!
Orphaned Land are embarking on a big European tour later this year. Direct support will come from Oriental folk metal band Arkan and Tunisian progressive metallers Myrath. Dates for this tour have officially been announced earlier today. You can find them over here.
"Vid Rosornas Grav", the new video from Swedish folk power metal band Falconer can now be watched over at this location (courtesy of Metal-Hammer.de)
Comments Falconer guitarist Stefan Weinerhall: "The video for "Vid Rosornas Grav" is re-enacting a story that took place not far from where we live. It gives you a vision of what position you would have 150 years ago if you were just a common man or serf. It surely doesn't look like a metal video in the beginning but then again, when have Falconer ever been about being as metal as possible."
The clip was produced and directed by the people of 1897.se who also did the "Carnival of Disgust" video.
"Vid Rosornas Grav" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Armod, which was released on June 3th in Europe through Metal Blade Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Croatian gothic/doom metal band Ashes You Leave are looking for a new singer after the departure of Tamara Mulaosmanovic.
A statement from the band reads as follows: "Our long time singer Tamara is no longer a member of Ashes You Leave due to personal reasons. We are now searching for a new lead vocalist. All the interested parties can contact us on our band mail. Please send your photo, personal information (name, date of birth, place of residence etc.) and a link or a mp3 file with the recording of you singing. Studio and live experience is not required but it is desireable since the material for our sixth album is already written and ready for recording. We will inform you about the date and place of the audition via e-mail."