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JOB FOR A COWBOY: Death Metal Goliaths To Unleash New Studio Offering

Death metal goliaths JOB FOR A COWBOY will unleash their brand new studio recording entitled Demonocracy this Spring. Set for North American release on April 10, 2012 via Metal Blade Records, the nine-track Demonocracy was produced by Jason Seucof (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Trivium) who recorded the band’s blistering Ruination full-length, at Audiohammer Studios, and features another strikingly detailed concept cover by artist […]

INSAHN to appear on JEFF LOOMIS’ upcoming solo album

Legendary guitarist JEFF LOOMIS has been in the studio the last few months working on his highly anticipated sophomore solo album, to be released later this year.  Since entering the studio, LOOMIS has revealed a number of notable guests that will be appearing on the release and now, LOOMIS announces the newest special guest: IHSAHN, formerly of Norwegian black metal band […]

PARADISE LOST begin recording new album, Tragic Idol

After taking a trip back in time with the Draconian Times MMXI DVD/live album (the London legacy show of their classic album from 1995) and also Gregor Mackintosh’s return to his crusty doom/death metal roots with VALLENFYRE (alongside his mates from MY DYING BRIDE, DOOM, and AT THE GATES), it’s now time for PARADISE LOST’s 13th studio […]

Fourteen Twentysix to release ‘In Halflight Our Soul Glows’ in January

The Netherlands’ FOURTEEN TWENTYSIX has announced that they will release their new album In Halflight Our Soul Glows in January 2012. Featuring 16 songs, the new album sees the ‘solo act’ develop in a complete band; Jeroen Dirrix, Jelle Goossens, Tom van Nuenen and Martijn Jorissen have joined originator Chris van der Linden in the […]

UNCANNY recording new material!

Swedish death metal veterans UNCANNY have entered the studio today to record two new songs scheduled to be released on an upcoming 7″ through Dark Descent Records. These two tracks are the first new material from Uncanny since 1994’s Splenium for Nyktophobia album. Those of you familiar with the band will note that the album […]

BAL-SAGOTH remasters coming next month (in Europe, at least)!

Metal Mind Productions is proud to present the exclusive re-release of three albums by the British band Bal-Sagoth: “The Power Cosmic”, “Atlantis Ascendant” and “The Chthonic Chronicles”. “The Power Cosmic” – Bal-Sagoth’s fourth full length album from 1999. Focusing on an intergalactic tale of war, cosmic empires, and celestial gods, the album pushed the band […]

Will NEVERMORE be evermore?

In news that are bound to make a long lasting impact on the metal kingdom, Seattle’s progressive riffing engine NEVERMORE is facing undeniably hard times as shred-god Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams have quit the band. We repeat, Jeff Loomis and Van Williams have left Nevermore. The band’s latest (and last?) album, The Obsidian […]

Scott Columbus dies at the age of 54

According to Blabbermouth and Manowar, the band’s ex-drummer Scott Columbus, who left the band in 2008, has died of yet unknown causes at the age of 54. The official statement, found on Manowar’s official website, reads: “It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our brother Scott Columbus. Scott Columbus was a […]

Family feud at Jurassic Park

A confusing battle over intellectual property rights and trademark has left the Finnish heavy metal scene in tearful turmoil. Hevisaurus―the gold- and platinum record selling heavy metal band―has fallen into a limbo after the negotiations between self-proclaimed originator Mirka Rantanen and the group’s original label, Sony Music came to a halt. Primal rage inducing legal battles are ongoing and no doubt, more are firing up as the band’s GWAR-meets-Barney outfits were confiscated, grinding the performers’ tour plans to a halt.


Guitar-legend Gary Moore was found dead in a Spanish hotel room on February 6th. He was 58 at the time of passing. With definitive signs of alcohol use in the hotel room, speculation soon arose that the Irish guitarist had chocked in his own vomit. Official sources have yet to confirm the cause of death. […]


Prosthetic Records is very pleased to announce the signing of Norway’s WOLVES LIKE US to a world wide, multi-album deal. WOLVES LIKE US are without a doubt one of the most exciting bands of the moment at the forefront of the burgeoning Oslo music scene. Although barely a year old they have already established themselves […]


British melodic death metallers THE SOULLESS have set ISOLATED as the title for their upcoming new album, which is due to be released on Earache Records in April. THE SOULLESS, who recently changed their name from IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION, have finished recording the new album at Outhouse Studios in Reading, England with producer JOHN MITCHELL (ARCHITECTS, […]

Dark Descent Records To Release UNCANNY MCMXCI – MCMXCIV Compilation

Formed in Sweden in 1990, UNCANNY released two demos (1991’s Transportation to the Uncanny and 1992’s Nyktalgia), a split release in 1993 with ANCIENT RITES and one full-length in 1994 titled Splenium For Nyktophobia. For the first time ever, all one and a half hours of classic-era Swedish death metal will be released together on […]

AMON AMARTH: “Surtur Rising” Album Art + Track Listing Revealed

AMON AMARTH: “Surtur Rising” Album Art + Track Listing Revealed Band To Appear On 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise Later This Month Sweden’s AMON AMARTH are currently gearing up to unleash, Surtur Rising, the eighth studio offering in their critically revered pantheon of Viking-inspired death metal. Named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire […]

Blood Freak Sign to Willowtip.

Portland, Oregon’s BLOOD FREAK has officially signed to Willowtip.  The label will release the band’s upcoming album, Mindscraper, on April 5, 2011.  The album was recorded at Midnight Mania Studios by Blood Freak’s own Maniac Neil, with Scott Hull handling the mastering duties. 12 tracks were recorded for Mindscraper.  They include: 1. Psychoplasmics (Intro) 2. […]

Metal Mind Productions to Release 10 Disc Sinister box Set

Metal Mind Productions is proud to announce the release of the exclusive box containing the full discography of one of the best death metal bands around – Sinister. The box entitled “Altered Since Birth” contains 8 studio albums, live DVD, a compilation of demo tracks plus a booklet containing a full biography based on an […]

Trap Them Premiere Track From New Album

TRAP THEM Premiere First Song From New Album “Darker Handcraft” Set for Release March 1st on Vinyl and March 15th on CD and Digital TRAP THEM have premiered the first track from their upcoming album, and Prosthetic debut, “Darker Handcraft.” The track, “The Facts,” is available now exclusively at Brooklyn Vegan. Check it out, now: […]

BELIEVER finishes tracking for new album!

Believer has just finished tracking their second release for Metal Blade Records. The recording will be mixed by Kevin Gutierrez at Assembly Line Studios and produced by Trauma Team Productions. The band is once again pursuing new musical territory. “We decided to bring back some of the orchestral feel of Dimensions by utilizing more layered […]

Deepsend Records to Release Coffins’ “Ancient Torture” CD

Deepsend Records is proud to announce the release of Japan’s COFFINS “Ancient Torture” Double CD Digipak. A definitive collection of Coffins split releases, compilation and vinyl only tracks, together on a deluxe double disc 8-panel digipak. Features stunning artwork and layout by Mark and Mike Riddick. Pre-Order has already begun including exclusive package deals with […]


CHILDREN OF BODOM (also COB), the hard partying Finnish Heavy Metal band that features frontman and modern day guitar hero Alexi Laiho will release its new album Relentless Reckless Forever on March 8, 2011 via Universal Music.  Recorded in Finland’s Petrax Studios with famed rock producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet), Relentless Reckless Forever is […]

HOLDING SAND outs a video

French alternative/metalcore/whatnot outfit Holding Sand recently celebrated their On Sleepless Nights album by releasing a video of the title track (watch below or head to Youtube) MMhm

DIABOLICAL Signs North American Deal With Abyss Records; Announce New Album and European Tour

Swedish death metal veterans DIABOLICAL have signed with Abyss Records for the worldwide release of their upcoming full-length album, Ars Vitae; due out in February of 2011. Ars Vitae contains 17 tracks and will feature a mix of new material – recorded earlier this year at Necromorbus Studios – and previously unreleased recordings. The band […]


Canada’s ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF have completed work on their new album, entitled Aykroyd.  Guitarist Drew Johnston offers his comments:  It may take us three years to write a record, but better late than never, right ?  Our Aykroyd album is a 40 minute extract of musical punchlines that have been cracking us up in our jam […]

BIRDS OF AVALON showcase themselves with an mp3

Raleigh NC’s Birds of Avalon are organizing themselves to step into the limelight with an upcoming self-titled album (through Bladen County Records) early next year. To prepare for the upcoming ordeal, the band has just released one of the new songs, “Invasion”, as a free mp3 download which you can, conveniently, download & listen right […]

Cause For Revelation has a new video “Destroying Recollections”

Milwaukee metal/hardcore band Cause For Revelation have debuted their new video for the track, “Destroying Recollections”. The video was directed by Jason Meudt and Emmet Austin of Vision 4 Films (Lazarus AD, GWAR, Dirge Within, Dean Guitars, DDrums). “Destroying Recollections” is the first single featured from Cause For Revelation‘s latest album, Resurrecting The Hostility [which we […]