14:25 - Dima ooo defs gonna check that out. The original was unbearable for me
13:38 - !J.O.O.E.! Having heard most of this version now, it's a contender to knock Unlock The Shrine of its pedestal [link]
13:00 - Timmeh Indeed, I cannot possibly read the word 'Mayhem' without hearing the voice of Necrobutcher.
11:46 - !J.O.O.E.! Funnily enough some of the best tracks from that BTC comp are from the new entities, that have nothing else to their name [link] Probably Ramirez fucking about.
11:37 - Joe Zombie Still waiting for updates on Charlie Fell's new band...
08:34 - ScreamingSteelUS I've returned from tonight's show with a setlist from Mayhem, a pick from Watain's bassist, the new Mayhem and Rotting Christ, a Mayhem shirt, and vomit on my shoes from the guy next to me. Shook Necrobutcher's hand. Good show.
Three weeks after coming back from Germany where the band spent some time on the pre-production of every song with long time partner Waldemar Sorychta (Moonspell, Lacuna Coil, Tiamat), the guys from Samael are now ready to record their new album, the successor of Above.
The sessions started today (August 10th 2010) and should go on for a whole month. Regular updates will be given through the band's Twitter profile.
The Finnish rock monsters in Lordi will be releasing their new album Babez For Breakfast on September 14 in the U.S., September 15 in Europe and on October 27 in Japan. The Babez For Breakfast album was was recorded in early 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee with highly regarded producer Michael Wagener (Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Janet Jackson).
In other news, the band recently announced their new masks. Visit the band's Facebook page to check it all out.
Just yesterday, we informed you that Polish death metal band Behemoth will embark on the Lawless States Of Heretika Tour, taking place later this year with Watain and Withered. Get the dates here.
It seems like the band will be doing that tour in support of their upcoming new DVD Evangelia Heretika. Cover art can be found here.
Frontman Nergal commented on the upcoming DVD in this way: "We've been through hell and back to make this release happen. I know we only have a few DVD's in our catalogue so far but they are not even close to what you are gonna experience with Evangelia Heretika! Expect approximately 5 hours of essential Behemoth. Long-time Behemoth artistic collaborator, Graal, has provided us with some of his most disturbing and completed vision to date."
Veteran thrashers Sodom have entered the studio to record the new album, In War and Pieces. According to the band, the album will be released later this year, on November 22th by the SPV/Steamhammer record label.
Famous producer Waldemar Sorychta - who previously worked with such acts as Tiamat, Moonspell and Sentenced - has been hired for the recordings.
Sodom bassist/vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such recently said the following about the new material: "There has never been a Sodom album which is so wide-ranged, as powerful and as typically Sodom as this one."
Finnish metallers Profane Omen posted a blog entry confirming their show at Sonisphere Finland. The band also revealed they're working on some new material. You can read the entire statement below:
"We are confirmed to play in this year's Sonisphere Festival in Finland. The festival takes place in Pori's Kirjurinluoto on the 7th-8th of August and our day is the 8th. We'll have the priviledge of playing among some of our all time favourite bands such as Iron Maiden, Slayer and Anthrax. This basically means that the show will be our biggest one so far, we are extremely excited about this and the set will be a 30 minute beating right from the start till the end! We hope to see you there!
Swedish metallers Dark Funeral have issued the following update on the band's official website:
"This is Caligula of Dark Funeral!
I would like to inform all of our fans that on Saturday, August 21, at the Summer Breeze festival in Germany, I will be doing my last show with Dark Funeral.
Naturally I have mixed feelings about this decision, but it is final!
They say that every person will have about 15min of fame during their life...!
Well, I have had a hell-of-a-ride for 15 years now together with Lord Ahriman and Dark Funeral.
As some people love to spread weird rumors about others, let me make this clear once and for all. I have not committed suicide, I have not taken an overdose, nor are there any personal issues between me and Dark Funeral.