UPDATE: Unfortunately, it has now been confirmed that two members of Wormreich have been killed in the van crash. According to new reports, troopers said that Nicholas Crisostomo, 25, of Round Hill, Virginia, Ian McKinney, 30, of Madison, Tennessee, and Paul J. Truesdell, 29, of Mableton, Georgia, died in this tragic day. Wormreich's label Moribund Records has also released a statement. The band's founder Vulk promises to continue with the band.
Today is your lucky day. U.S. prog metal-crazy Between The Buried And Me have debuted a new music video for the song "Astral Body," which comes off the band's upcoming release The Parallax II: Future Sequence. The video can be viewed here. The Parallax II: Future Sequence is due out October 9th via Metal Blade Records. The new video will hopefully make the wait for the new album a little bit more bearable, which according to the band's website is down to only 15 days now.
After a five-year hiatus, Norwegian metallers Extol are working on a follow-up to 2005's The Blueprint Dives. The rejuvenated band currently features the return of guitarist Ole Børud, who departed the band in 2004, along with drummer David Husvik and vocalist Peter Espevoll.
New York progressive instrumental metallers Behold The Arctopus are back and will release their second full-length album, Horrorscension, on October 23rd via Black Market Activities. The album marks the first release from the band since 2007's Skullgrid. The first track off Horrorscension, "Disintegore," can be streamed at Behold The Arctopus' official Bandcamp page.
California extreme folk metallers Nekrogoblikon have debuted the music video for the song "No One Survives," which comes off their self-released 2011 sophomore album Stench. The video, which can be viewed below, was directed and written by Brandon Dermer.
Finnish melodic death metal band Mors Principium Est have inked a deal with AFM Records and plan to enter the studio this summer to record the follow-up to 2007's album Liberation = Termination, to be released at the end of the year.
Finland melodic death metal band Mors Principium Est has made a 1:20 sample/teaser of a new song available for streaming online over at the band's MySpace.
Commented the band: "A lot of you have been asking how are things going and do we already have something new done. Well, things are going quite smoothly and we thought that, what if we upload one short, a bit over 1 min long, demo sample/teaser from one of our new songs for you guys to listen to."
The full song will be uploaded any time soon, so stay tuned.
Formed in 1998, San Francisco black metallers Ludicra announced Tuesday via their Facebook page that they have officially disbanded.
An official statement from the band reads: "Ludicra has officially disbanded. It's been a great and rewarding ride. We would like to thank all who've supported us and been involved. We have left over items for sale on the official website. The prices have been halved, so hopefully people can enjoy these things instead of them sitting in storage and we can pay our final bills. Thanks."
Morbid Angel will be headlining the third annual Scion Rock Fest, which will be held on Saturday, March 5th, in Pomona, California. The festival will take place at The Fox Theater Pomona and The Glass House.
As usual, entry will be free, though attendees must RSVP online here. While tickets are free, they are limited and entry is not guaranteed.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows (with more bands to be announced):
Morbid Angel - Obituary - Death Angel - Municipal Waste - Agalloch - Integrity - Bastard Noise - Atheist - Floor - Black Breath - Nails - Primate - Crom - Wormrot - Kvelertak - Necrite - Woe - Fuck The Facts - Bonded By Blood - Christian Mistress
Finnish metal band Norther has posted the following update:
"During the last couple of months Daniel from Naildown has been helping us out with our recent live duties. Since he turned out to be a perfect fit in every way we decided to offer him to become a permanent member of the band. Besides his skillfull guitar work he is also a talented songwriter.
Daniel comments: "I have really been enjoying my time in Norther from the very first show. After getting so well along with the guys, I was very pleased when they asked me to become a permanent member of the band. I really believe that together we´re going to create the strongest Norther album ever!"
We have started composing new material for the next full lenght studio album which will be tentatively out in autumn 2010. At the moment we have a big bunch of great tracks from which we will start choosing the best ones for the album.. "The cream always rises to the top so no filler allowed"
Necrophagist have issued the following update on their official website:
"Romain Goulon joins Necrophagist as the official new drummer. The band and Romain look forward to working together on the new album. Meanwhile, check out a video of Romain playing to guitar tracks from the album "Epitaph" at Necrophagist's official YouTube channel.
The band wants to thank 'human metronome' Marco Minnemann for playing drums on last year's Summer Slaughter tour. It was an honor and a lot of fun playing with one of the world's greatest drummers.
However, Marco Minnemann and Muhammed Suicmez decided to launch a whole new band. Commented Muhammed: "I am very excited about this, because jamming with Marco inspires me to come up with great ideas and I have a lot of respect for Marco as a composer. So forging a whole new style by mixing mine and his is something I can't wait to do, because not only is Marco one of the best drummers in the world, he is a great guitarist also."
Having fulfilled our record contract with The End Records, we have decided not to renew with them. We thank The End for 10 years of hard work and dedication. Our three full-length albums will continue to be in print for as long as there is a demand for them. Agalloch's immediate plans are to remain low key, work on new material, and look towards the future.
Arsis have uploaded the title track off their upcoming album "We Are the Nightmare" to their myspace site. The track can be heard here. The upcoming album, the band's first with Nuclear Blast, will be release on April 15 in North America.
Guitarist/vocalist James Malone has also posted the following update regarding rumors Link] that the band has broken up: "While is it true that we had to leave the Exodus tour early to take care of some personal business at home, Arsis is NOT breaking up. We will be meeting up with Skeletonwitch in Dallas this Sunday to resume the headlining portion of our tour. I sincerely apologize to any fans that came to see us in the cities that we were unable to play; I promise that we will make it up to you guys. Our new album, "We Are the Nightmare", will be released April 15th through Nuclear Blast Records and we plan to be on tour all throughout the rest of the year."
The video for the single "Blooddrunk" off Children Of Bodom's upcoming album has been posted online. The video can be viewed at this location.
The clip, which was produced by Katapult Filmproduktion, was shot in the former Nazi barracks in Krampnitz in the vicinity of Berlin, Germany, where the Russian army was stationed before the German reunion.
Another Children Of Bodom song entitled "Banned From Heaven" was already made available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.