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HYBRID To Release 'The 8th Plague' In August

Madrid, Spain-based avant-garde extreme metal band HYBRID will release its full-length debut, "The 8th Plague", on August 8. Formed in 2004, HYBRID "mixes brutal death metal, black metal, doom, crust, grindcore and even Latin, bossa nova and crazy free jazz," according to a press release. "The 8th Plague" is features eight songs linked by an ...

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SLAYER: 'Reign In Blood' Book Now On Sale

Continuum Books' "33 1/3: Reign in Blood", the first English-language book about SLAYER, is now on sale. The book made its world debut at Square Records in Akron, Ohio Saturday, May 31. The first three copies were signed by author D.X. Ferris, on sale for a special price of $6.66, and numbered 6, 66, and ...

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MADE OUT OF BABIES To Release 'The Ruiner' In June

The End Records has set a June 24 North America release date for "The Ruiner", the new album from the Brooklyn-based band MADE OUT OF BABIES. According to a press release, MADE OUT OF BABIES' third album is the band's "most inspired and complex offering to date. While 'The Ruiner' retains the group's trademark ferocious ...

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LAMB OF GOD Frontman Featured On PITCH BLACK FORECAST Debut

PITCH BLACK FORECAST (formerly ABSENTEE), the new project featuring vocalist Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard (NDE) and bassist Craig Martini, has had the released date of its debut album, "Absentee" (Fractured Transmitter) pushed back to May 20 ...

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16 Signs To RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Los Angeles, California's 16. The band's original "Dropout" lineup of Cris Jerue (vocals), Tony Baumeister (bass), Bobby Ferry (guitar) and Jason Corley (drums) is currently working on the follow-up to 2003's "Zoloft Smile" (At A Loss Recordings), due later in the year. 16 commented on the signing: "We ...

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TREPONEM PAL To Headline PAUL RAVEN Tribute Show In London

Reunited French industrial metal pioneers TREPONEM PAL (named after the bacteria that causes syphilis) will headline the Paul Raven tribute show at The London Underworld on Wednesday, May 28. The band is keen to pay tribute to the much-admired musician eminent bass player of KILLING JOKE, GODFLESH, PIGFACE, MURDER INC., PRONG, MINISTRY who was working ...

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MELVINS Ready New Album, 'Big' DVD

Greg Prato of Billboard.com reports that 2008 is shaping up to be one of the MELVINS' busiest years, with a flurry of activity on the horizon. First up will be the July 8 release of new studio album, "Nude with Boots", followed closely by the first DVD from the FANTOMAS-MELVINS BIG BAND, "Live ...

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HIGH ON FIRE: Sacramento Footage Posted Online

Capital Chaos has posted video footage of Oakland, California-based band HIGH ON FIRE performing the song "Rumors of War" on February 28, 2008 at The Blue Lamp in Sacramento, California. Watch the clip below. MetalKult.com recently posted a 14-clip question-and-answer video interview with HIGH ON FIRE guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike. The video was shot on August ...

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HIGH ON FIRE: Brooklyn Concert Footage Posted Online

Oakland, California-based band HIGH ON FIRE (Relapse Records) invited the crew of the new music social networking site Woozyfly.com to film their Europa nightclub show in Brooklyn, New York. You can now watch the concert on Woozyfly.com by clicking here. Fan-filmed video footage of Oakland, California-based band HIGH ON FIRE's February 14, 2008 ...

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BIRUSHANAH, DRAIN THE SKY To Team Up For West Coast Dates

Osaka, Japan's BIRUSHANAH (ex-CORRUPTED) hits U.S. soil this week for its first-ever U.S. tour — a West Coast run with Level Plane labelmates DRAIN THE SKY (ex-HIS HERO IS GONE). BIRUSHANAH plays intense, progressive music in the vein of ZENI GEVA, THE MELVINS, and TODAY IS THE DAY. Separating BIRUSHANAH from the pack is the ...

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TREPONEM PAL Announces German Concert

Reunited French industrial metal pioneers TREPONEM PAL (named after the bacteria that causes syphilis) will play a special concert at the Ballroom in Hamburg, Germany on Friday, April 4. TREPONEM PAL will release its new album, "Weird Machine", on March 24 via Listenable Records. Recorded in Geneva, produced by David Weber and written by Marco ...

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PITCH BLACK FORECAST: Debut Album Track Listing Revealed

PITCH BLACK FORECAST (formerly ABSENTEE), the new project featuring vocalist Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard (NDE) and bassist Craig Martini, will release its debut album, "Absentee" on May 6 via Fractured Transmitter. The CD was mixed with ...

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HIGH ON FIRE: Pittsburgh Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of Oakland, California-based band HIGH ON FIRE's February 14, 2008 concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania can be viewed below (courtesy of digitallive). HIGH ON FIRE's "Rumors Of War" video, the first from the band's "Death Is This Communion" album, made its "Headbanger's Ball" debut in December on MTV2. The clip was lensed in ...

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Reunited TREPONEM PAL To Release 'Weird Machine' In March

Reunited French industrial metal pioneers TREPONEM PAL (named after the bacteria that causes syphilis) will release their new album, "Weird Machine", on March 24 via Listenable Records. Recorded in Geneva, produced by David Weber and written by Marco Neves (vocals, development), Didier B. (keyboards, samplers), Polak (guitars) and the late Paul Raven (eminent bass player ...

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VENOMOUS CONCEPT Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced the signing of hardcore/punk outfit VENOMOUS CONCEPT. Featuring such illustrious members as Shane Embury (guitar) and Danny Herrera (drums) of NAPALM DEATH fame, vocalist Kevin Sharp (BRUTAL TRUTH) and bassist Danny Lilker (BRUTAL TRUTH, NUCLEAR ASSAULT), you can expect a furious and violent sonic assault with the release of the ...

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ISIS: Gear-Focused Interview Posted Online

MetalKult.com has posted a gear-focused video interview with ISIS' guitarist/singer Aaron Turner and guitarist Mike Gallagher. The footage was captured when the L.A.-based outfit ISIS came to New York's Irving Plaza to play a show on its 10th-anniversary mini-tour (with OXBOW and 27 supporting). Go to MetalKult.com to check out Turner and Gallagher ...

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PITCH BLACK FORECAST: Debut Album Title Announced

PITCH BLACK FORECAST (formerly ABSENTEE), the new project featuring vocalist Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard (NDE) and bassist Craig Martini, has set "Absentee" as the title of its debut album, due on May 6 via Fractured Transmitter. ...

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PITCH BLACK FORECAST In Mixing Mode

PITCH BLACK FORECAST (formerly ABSENTEE), the new project featuring vocalist Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard (NDE) and bassist Craig Martini, is currently mixing its debut release with Bill Korecky at Mars Recording Studio. A tentative May release ...

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OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON US: 'Breathe' Video Posted Online

Salzburg, Austria-based doom/sludge metal band OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON US — featuring Thom (SOULSEARCH) on guitar/vocals and Barth (ex-BELPHEGOR) on bass — has released the video for its song "Breathe". The clip, which was directed by Martin Dimitz, can be viewed below. "Breathe" comes off OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON US' album "Jumping Once Too Often ...

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MELVINS: New Video Interview With BUZZ OSBORNE Available

MetalKult.com has posted a 12-clip video interview with MELVINS guitarist/vocalist Buzz Osborne. (One of the clips can be viewed below.) The video was shot on October 6, 2007, at the Luna Lounge in Brooklyn, NY, before that night's gig of the MELVINS/BIG BUSINESS fall tour in support of the MELVINS' 2006 release, "(A) Senile Animal". ...

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HIGH ON FIRE: New Video Interview Posted Online

MetalKult.com has posted a 14-clip question-and-answer video interview with HIGH ON FIRE guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike. The video was shot on August 15 in New York City, when Pike was visiting the East Coast to promote HIGH ON FIRE's latest album, "Death Is This Communion" (Relapse). During the interview Pike discusses the foundations of his brutal ...

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SAVIOURS To Unleash 'Cavern Of Mind' 12" EP This November

Oakland, California-based quartet SAVIOURS will release a 12" EP on November 13 in anticipation of its forthcoming sophomore full-length and Kemado Records debut, "Into Abaddon". Titled "Cavern of Mind", the EP will contain the blistering demos for the new SAVIOURS tracks "Cavern of Mind" and "Raging Embers", which will appear on "Into Abaddon" in their ...

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Reunited TREPONEM PAL To Release New Album

Reunited French industrial metal pioneers TREPONEM PAL (named after the bacteria that causes syphilis) have completed work on a brand new studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year. Produced by KMFDM mastermind Sascha Konietzko,the CD features guest appearances by Paul Raven (MINISTRY, PRONG) on bass and Ted Parsons (SWANS, PRONG) on drums. ...

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