Arsis Premieres A Medley Of New Songs From Upcoming New Album

Arsis premieres a medley of new songs without vocals via a playthrough video below. States Malone on the new album:

“Since the conclusion of the touring cycle for Unwelcome, myself and the members of Arsis have been busy with other projects, but I’m happy to announce that a new album is almost finished! After returning home from a tour with Necromancing The Stone last March, I began writing for the next Arsis release and soon found myself completely consumed in the process. I don’t want to make an incredibly bold statement and say something to the effect of ‘it’s our best effort since (insert the highest regarded album title here)’ but I can say that I have not been this focused on a project since working on A Diamond for Disease. I feel that this focus is reflected in the music and I look forward to the album’s completion.”

Check out now the medley below.

Adds Malone:

“We finished tracking drums last week with producer Mark Lewis in Nashville and we will be tracking the rest of the album in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout for studio videos and updates. Until then be sure to check out this pre-production video on some of our new songs that Shawn Priest put together!”

Post to Twitter

Faithxtractor Inks Deal With Hells Headbangers

Hells Headbangers today announces the signing of Faithxtractor, and the first fruit of this union shall be Faithxtractor’s third album, slated for release during the second half of 2017.

This third full-length album, tentatively titled “Proverbial Lambs to the Ultimate Slaughter,” is now well into the tracking process at the band’s own Frequenscream Studios. Unconcerned with scene schemes and useless labeling tags, Faithxtractor will continue down the dark path set forth on previous releases while forever moving forward into darkened territory. The prime directive: sick riffs, metal & death.

“We are honored and very pleased to have the opportunity to release our next album through Hells Headbangers,” says Ash Thomas. “Having worked with them personally on other projects, I’ve come to greatly respect their work ethic and dedication. We are extremely proud of the death metal we’ve created for album #3, and it’s very assuring to have a label such as Hell Headbangers behind the coming onslaught!”

Post to Twitter

Paragon Recruits New Drummer Sören Teckenburg

After parting ways with drummer Chris Gripp, German power metal band Paragon has now issued the following announcement about recruiting Sören Teckenburg:

“After just a few rehearsals we decided to make Sören Teckenburg a permanent Paragon member. This man just LIVES drumming.

“Besides having several other projects and bands like Time Has Come, he also is a drum teacher. He is click tight, hits the drums heavy and he can play lightning fast.

“We are very proud that he has joined the Paracrew and we are sure he will increase our sound and performance superior. Be prepared for a few surprises in our future live sets as there will be no limitations now.”

Post to Twitter

Disfiguring The Goddess Announces New Album “Deprive”

Disfiguring the Goddess is pleased to announce a brand new album, entitled “Deprive,” hitting music outlets December 10th via Decomp Records. Physical CD’s will also be available via the official DTG webstore.

The first track released from the album, “The Pathway to Everlasting Nothingness,” is available for streaming below, thanks to MetalSucks.net.

The album art for “Deprive” (unveiling soon) is being illustrated by brutal death metal illustrator Toshihiro Igawa, who, among many other projects, is known for his artwork for the last Disfiguring the Goddess album, “Sleeper.”

The man behind it all, Cameron Argon, writes, records, produces, and sings on all of the tracks, as well as plays all of the instruments.

Post to Twitter

Earthen Grave Splits With Drummer Scott Davidson

Chicago’s doom metal act Earthen Grave announces that the band has parted ways with longtime drummer Scott Davidson. Davidson played on the group’s 2009 “Dismal Times” debut EP and recently-released full-length album “Earthen Grave.” The band issued a collective statement this week:

“We wish Scott all the best with his many other projects including his long time running Chicago’s Rebel Radio, his Sabbath/Dio tribute band Heaven & Hell Chicago and all his future endeavors.”

Earthen Grave is currently auditioning drummers for Davidson’s replacement. In the meantime, Earthen Grave will perform a special semi-acoustic show at The Iron Ward in Cleveland this Saturday, October 20th featuring Rachel Barton Pine, Ron Holzner, Mark Weiner, Tony Spillman, Jason Muxlow, and Hannah Barton. The band has also confirmed a headlining gig at the Double Door in Chicago on November 30th.

10/20/2012 The Iron Ward – Cleveland, OH
11/30/2012 The Double Door – Chicago, IL w/ Red Rebel County, Skank, The Root Cause, Bill Ura Dik

Post to Twitter

Earthen Grave Splits With Drummer Scott Davidson

Chicago’s doom metal act Earthen Grave announces that the band has parted ways with longtime drummer Scott Davidson. Davidson played on the group’s 2009 “Dismal Times” debut EP and recently-released full-length album “Earthen Grave.” The band issued a collective statement this week:

“We wish Scott all the best with his many other projects including his long time running Chicago’s Rebel Radio, his Sabbath/Dio tribute band Heaven & Hell Chicago and all his future endeavors.”

Earthen Grave is currently auditioning drummers for Davidson’s replacement. In the meantime, Earthen Grave will perform a special semi-acoustic show at The Iron Ward in Cleveland this Saturday, October 20th featuring Rachel Barton Pine, Ron Holzner, Mark Weiner, Tony Spillman, Jason Muxlow, and Hannah Barton. The band has also confirmed a headlining gig at the Double Door in Chicago on November 30th.

10/20/2012 The Iron Ward – Cleveland, OH
11/30/2012 The Double Door – Chicago, IL w/ Red Rebel County, Skank, The Root Cause, Bill Ura Dik

Post to Twitter

Earthen Grave Splits With Drummer Scott Davidson

Chicago’s doom metal act Earthen Grave announces that the band has parted ways with longtime drummer Scott Davidson. Davidson played on the group’s 2009 “Dismal Times” debut EP and recently-released full-length album “Earthen Grave.” The band issued a collective statement this week:

“We wish Scott all the best with his many other projects including his long time running Chicago’s Rebel Radio, his Sabbath/Dio tribute band Heaven & Hell Chicago and all his future endeavors.”

Earthen Grave is currently auditioning drummers for Davidson’s replacement. In the meantime, Earthen Grave will perform a special semi-acoustic show at The Iron Ward in Cleveland this Saturday, October 20th featuring Rachel Barton Pine, Ron Holzner, Mark Weiner, Tony Spillman, Jason Muxlow, and Hannah Barton. The band has also confirmed a headlining gig at the Double Door in Chicago on November 30th.

10/20/2012 The Iron Ward – Cleveland, OH
11/30/2012 The Double Door – Chicago, IL w/ Red Rebel County, Skank, The Root Cause, Bill Ura Dik

Post to Twitter

Germ Reveals New EP "Loss" Details

Germ’s latest EP “Loss,” which follows the band’s “Wish” album from last year, is set to drop on October 30th, 2012. The track listing and artwork can be viewed below. Germ was also covered in the genre-blending edition of our “Unearthing the Metal Underground” column. The following press release was issued about the upcoming EP:

“Begun as a solo project by Austere member Tim, Germ was conceived as early as 2003. The idea behind Germ was to create something that not only combined atmospheric black metal and rock – Tim has become known for with his love of classical, pop and electronic styles of music – but to create an image and visual aspect to accompany the music. In 2006, a three-song EP was recorded, but never released. One track from the EP, ‘Raving Mad With Sadness,’ was uploaded to Myspace, and to this day gains considerable praise. After this song appeared, things again fell silent.

“After almost three years of inactivity, where the focus was on other projects, Tim entered SLS studios in October 2009 to begin tracking for what was to become the debut full-length Germ album. However, not long after, Tim was again focusing on other projects, this time composing pop songs for various major labels and producers, as well as working as a session drummer for various bands; completion of the debut Germ album would have to wait. As of February 2011, Tim resumed work on the album, this time with the determination to see it through to the end. Tim’s continuing work as a composer and session musician have meant at times the progress has been slow, but finally the debut Germ album, Wish, was complete in the somber month September 2011 and finally saw a release through EISENWALD in March 2012.

“But that was just the beginning…following the critical acclaim afforded Wish, Germ returns with the even more stunning Loss. With a running time of over 36 minutes, Loss takes you on a trip from the very first notes. At once a continuation of the sound created on the debut album, as well as a giant leap forward, Loss means the next chapter in the musical evolution of Ger,! For proof, preview ‘So Lonely, Dead Lonely’ below.”

1. My Only Hope
2. So Lonely, Dead Lonely
3. Only When Every Timepiece In The World Is Smashed Part I
4. Only When Every Timepiece In The World Is Smashed Part II
5. Cold Grey Dawn (A New Beginning)
6. Loss

Post to Twitter

Patronymicon Announces Lineup Change, Band To Continue As Three Piece

Black metal band Patronymicon has checked in with the following announcement about losing a member and continuing on as a three piece:

“Some news! J.Meddigo leaves the band. we wish him good luck with his other projects and bands.

“The band desides to move forth as a trio and use session members for our live performences.
At the moment we are recording our new EP and are nearly done with the guitars.

“We are looking for a lable to release the EP in the end of the 2012. Stay tuned for some teasers!!”

The band’s lineup is now as follows:

N.Sadist – Bass, growls
Kvist – Guitars
P.Locust – Drums

Post to Twitter