Nocturnal Depression To Play Satansburg Fest In Russia

French black metal act Nocturnal Depression has issued the following announcement about playing the Satansburg festival: “I, Lord Lokhraed, want to clarify one thing. I’m not and will never use a Facebook profile for me personally. Continue reading

Hellbastard Announces New Drummer Josh "Buda" Harris

Hellbastard has checked in with the following announcement about the band recruiting a new drummer: “Hellbastard is delighted to announce that Mr. Josh ‘Buda’ Harris has joined the band as our new drummer! A big thank you goes to everybody else who showed an interest, auditioned, sent demos etc…” Further details on Hellbastard, along with songs available for streaming, can be found by heading over to the band’s MySpace music page . Continue reading

Blotted Science Signs Deal With Basick Records

Basick Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with instrumental technical metal act Blotted Science: “Basick Records is more than a little bit excited to announce that the legendary Blotted Science joined their ever growing family of forward thinking and progressive metal acts! Featuring the talents of guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek, bassist Alex Webster, and new arrival, drummer Hannes Grossmann, Blotted Science produces some of the most extreme technical music known to man.” Ron Jarzombek, guitarist and evil genius behind Blotted Science commented: “I’m really excited to be partnering with Barley and the Basick Records crew on the new Blotted Science record, ‘The Animation of Entomology’. They are a young, exciting company on the cutting edge, whose roster is very much compatible with what Blotted Science is all about, so I feel like this will be a great home for us. Feeding ‘The Animation Of Entomology’ into their distribution channels should noticeably improve our retail visibility and availability compared to ‘The Machinations Of Dementia’ Continue reading

5 Star Grave Signs To Massacre Records For Release Of "Drugstore Hell"

Italy’s 5 Star Grave has issued the following announcement about signing with Massacre Records for the release of a new album: “Ladies & gents we’re glad to announce that we just signed a contract with Massacre Records for the release of our brand new album ‘Drugstore Hell.’ “The album is scheduled for an early 2012 worldwide release, more news coming soon, so stay tuned!” You can find additional details on the band, along with a teaser clip for “Drugstore Hell,” by heading over to the 5 Star Grave Facebook profile here . Continue reading

More Metal Tracks Added To The Rock Band Network

If you need some extra headbanging material for the upcoming Halloween weekend, there will be new metal tracks hitting the Rock Band Network . The following new tracks are now available on the Xbox 360 edition of the game: Halcyon Way – “Death of a Dream” (80 MSP) Between the Buried and Me – “Selkies: The Endless Obsession” (160 MSP) Between the Buried and Me – “Selkies: The Endless Obsession (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP) Without Mercy – “CMDUC” (160 MSP) A Day to Remember – “2nd Sucks” (160 MSP) Powerman 5000 – “Show Me What You’ve Got” (160 MSP) The following songs will be available on the PS3 edition this Tuesday, 11/1/2011 (North America) and Wednesday, 11/2/2011 (Europe): Emery – “Scissors” ($1.99) – Rock Myrath – “Madness” ($1.99) – Prog Suicide Silence – “You Only Live Once” ($1.99) – Metal Continue reading

The Unguided Posts "Inherit The Earth" Song Preview

The Unguided will be releasing the new album “Hell Frost” on November 30th, 2011. The band has now posted a brief teaser for the album’s opening track “Inherit the Earth,” which can be viewed below. The cover artwork for “Hell Frost” is available here and the track listing is as follows: 1. Continue reading

Caliban Announces New Album Title As "I Am Nemesis"

Caliban recently finished recording a new album, as well shooting a music video . The band has now issued the following brief update about the album’s title and release date: “Our new album, coming on February 3rd, 2012 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) / February 6th, 2012 (Rest of Europe) (United States / Australia to be announced soon!), will be entitled ‘I Am Nemesis.'” More information on Caliban, along with songs available for streaming, head over to the band’s Facebook profile . Continue reading

Absent Distance Posts "Asteroid" Guitar Clip

Absent Distance, which announced the recruitment of a new vocalist back in August, has posted a guitar play through video for the track “Asteroid” online. Check out the clip below, or find more details on Absent Distance through the band’s Facebook profile . Continue reading

Structures Posts "Encounter…" Drum Video

Structures has posted footage online of drummer Andrew McEnane playing through the song “Encounter…” off the new album “Divided By,” which was released on October 24th via Sumerian Records. Continue reading

Video Interview With Katatonia’s Anders Nyström Posted Online has posted an interview online with Anders Nyström from Katatonia, which can be viewed below. Katatonia is currently on tour in North America alongside Opeth and is touring in support of the band’s last album “Night is the New Day” ( reviewed here ). Continue reading