12:43 - Zaphod Well, any other country than my own would be an amazing opportunity if I ever decide to start a band, I was just giving it as an example because that's where Jari's from.
12:39 - Redn1ght Zap, Finland isn't that great apparently for touring bands.. (They seem to avoid it like a plague tormented country...)
12:31 - Zaphod Yeah, the comments on that guy's long post are also pretty entertaining.
12:30 - MelancholiaC Just curious, if he indeed turns his fanbase into a charity service, how is that any more ethically honest than "those greedy bloodsucking record companies"? (and I doubt Nuclear Blast can really be called one...)
12:26 - MelancholiaC I see that in the fb comments one guy in particular has called him out on it in a long response. Most people just want to throw their money at him through paypal...
12:20 - Zaphod The fact that I saw him live in my own country (Belgium) says enough. If I ever get a chance to tour Europe and play in Finland with my non-existent band I'll already have achieved more than I could ever hope for.
Sodom has made a brand new track, "In War And Pieces", available for streaming online. The song is the title track off the band's upcoming new album, set for release on November 22nd in Europe and on January 11, 2001 in the USA. Listen to "In War And Pieces" at this location.
All In War And Pieces album details are available here.
We are only a few days away from the release of The Tomb Within, the new EP from US gore legends Autopsy. Head over to the Autopsy audio player at this location to check out new audio samples from all five tracks from The Tomb Within. The following site also features the new promo trailer for the EP, showing the band at work in the studio.
As previously reported, The Tomb Within was recorded mid-July 2010 at Fantasy Studios with Adam Munoz, and sees the original trio of Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles & Eric Cutler joined on bass by Joe Trevisano (ex-Abscess).
The Tomb Within consists of 5 new tunes of gore & depravity and will be released on September 13th through Peaceville Records on CD & 12" vinyl, with general release set for 27th September.
Joe Satriani has announced details of his highly anticipated 14th studio album, Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards. The album will be made available in the US on October 5 (one day earlier internationally) via Epic Records.
On Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards, Satriani's classic sound is accompanied by a surprisingly rich new texture. The first single, Light Years Away, is destined to be a hit, alongside several other high energy offerings, like "Wormhole Wizards" and "Premonition".
Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards cover art] tracklist:
02. Dream Song
03. Pyrrhic Victoria
04. Light Years Away
06. Littleworth Lane
07. The Golden Room
08. Two Sides to Every Story
Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on Axioma Ethica Odini, the new album from the Norwegian metallers Enslaved, are available for streaming at this location.
Axioma Ethica Odini will be released in Europe on September 27 and in North America on September 28. The CD's cover artwork was created by the Norwegian artist Truls Espedal, who has painted every Enslaved album cover since 2001's Monumension.
Pulverised Records are pleased to announce the re-signing of horror/gore death metallers Bone Gnawer; back to invade and pollute our roster with more impaling Death Metal.
Bone Gnawer is a collaboration between legendary growler Kam Lee (ex-Mantas, ex-Massacre, ex-Denial Fiend), Swedish madman Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Demiurg, The 11th Hour) and together with Ronnie Bjornstrom (Hate Ammo, Ribspreader, Taedeat) and Morgan Lie of Naglfar fame.
Comments Bone Gnawer frontman Kam Lee on the new album deal and also giving us a sneak-peek into the upcoming album: "Once again those cannibal misfits and morbid horror freaks of Bone Gnawer are back to bring forth their unique blend of horror/gore death metal! And once more we are signing with Pulverised Records. It feels good to be back with Pulverised - because this is the one label that has a real true understanding of the type of old school 90's style of death metal we play.
British death metal act Ignominious Incarceration have been forced to cancel their headlining European tour with Detroit deathcore band And Hell Followed With after the bands' tour van crashed.
After a strong start to the tour, a few of the shows in mainland Europe fell through with promoters, so the bands had decided to head back to the UK to continue with the tour there and add some more shows.
Whilst driving through France on their way back to Calais, the van carrying the members of both Ignominious Incarceration and And Hell Followed With was involved in a crash on the motorway. All members are thankfully alive and well, although some had to be taken to hospital for injuries such as broken bones.
Sahg — the Norwegian heavy rockers featuring current/former members of Gorgoroth, Manngard and Audrey Horne — have posted a brand new track online. The song is called "Mortify" and is now available for streaming on MySpace page. "Mortify" comes off the band's third album, III, to be released on August 30 through Indie Recordings.
III cover art] tracklist:
01. In Through The Eye
02. Baptism Of Fire
04. Hollow Mountain
05. Mother's Revenge
06. Downward Spiral
07. Shadow Monument
10. Spiritual Void
For the first time in its near-30 year history, Slayer, the single most distinctive and radical thrash metal band ever, will see its ten American Recordings albums released as a limited-edition, high-end, box set - The Vinyl Conflict.
Ten albums on 11 discs, The Vinyl Conflict will feature the band's entire Def/American Recordings catalogue: Reign In Blood (1986), South of Heaven (1988), Seasons In The Abyss (1990), the double-record Live Decade of Aggression (1991), Divine Intervention (1994), Undisputed Attitude (1998), God Hates Us All (2001), Christ Illusion (2006), and World Painted Blood (2009). The Vinyl Conflict will be released on October 12, 2010.
"Most longtime Slayer fans may not have these records at this point," said American Recordings' Dino Paredes, "or their copies are completely beat-up, so to have the complete catalog in this first-class presentation is terrific. For the newer fans, this is their opportunity to really get into this band the way that they could have if they were born 20 years earlier."
Danish rock 'n' rollers Volbeat will be doing a string of US tour dates later this month without the company of guitarist Thomas Bredahl. The band issued the following update:
"To our U.S. fans: We'll be playing the first handful of our U.S. shows without Thomas on guitar. Immigration is giving him a real hard time because of an incident concerning theft of a barstool back in the day. He wasn't exactly a juvenile delinquent or anything, but to Homeland Security it's all the same. We hope to have him on board shortly. Our guitar tech will stand in for the time being and we'll, of course, keep you updated."
Quick reminder: the new Volbeat album Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, in slated for release in Germany on September 10 and in most parts of Europe on September 13 via Vertigo/Universal.
Onslaught have set Sounds Of Violence as the title of their fifth album, due for worldwide release later this year via Germany's AFM Records.
Commented Onslaught guitarist Nige Rockett: "Sounds of Violence is a very fitting title for the new recording. Musically and lyrically, this is definitely the most brutal and intense Onslaught album to date. It's full of machine-gun riffs, ferocious drum patterns and some pretty fucked up lyrical content.
This album was never meant to be pretty. It's not a concept album by any measure but there's a definite theme to the whole package, right through from the sleeve design to the music and onto the words;, it's violence all the way. There's a lot of hate in Sounds of Violence and a whole lot of reality in there, too, much of it straight from the heart."