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DARKEST HOUR: Canadian Tour Dates Announced

DARKEST HOUR will be hosting MTV2's "Heabanger's Ball" on Saturday, September 18. In other news, DARKEST HOUR will tour Canada with CURSED in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 07 - London, ON @ Embassy Oct. 08 - Toronto, ON @ Kathedral Oct. 09 - Kingston, ON @ Clark Hall Pub Oct. 10 - ...

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NASUM: New Song Posted Online

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have uploaded a new track, entitled "The Engine of Death", at this location (mp3, 2.92 MB). "The Engine of Death" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "Shift", due on October 11 through Burning Heart Records. The vinyl version of the album, which is also expected in mid-October, will be ...

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JUNGLE ROT Added To DEICIDE/CATTLE DECAPITATION Tour

Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT have been added to the upcoming U.S. tour featuring headliners DEICIDE alongside openers CATTLE DECAPITATION and GOATWHORE. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 17 - The Masguerade - Atlanta, GA Sep. 18 - Jesters Pub - Fayetteville, NC Sep. 19 - Thunderdome - Balt, MD Sep. 20 - B.B.Kings Blues ...

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NASUM Sign With BURNING HEART, New Album Due In October

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have signed a worldwide deal with Burning Heart Records. The group's fourth album, "Shift", was recorded at Soundlab studios and is scheduled for release in October. The group's recorded output will still be released in the U.S. through Relapse via a licensing deal with Burning Heart. "Our contract with Relapse expired ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: DOKKEN, CATTLE DECAPITATION, DREAM EVIL, ANCIENT First-Week Numbers Revealed

DOKKEN's latest CD, "Hell To Pay" (Sanctuary), has sold 3,735 copies during its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, CATTLE DECAPITATION's "Humanure" (Metal Blade) registered a first-week tally of 733, while DREAM EVIL's "The Book Of Heavy Metal" (Century Media) and ANCIENT's "Night Visit" (Metal Blade) shifted 570 and 134 units, respectively. ...

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GOATWHORE Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

GOATWHORE, the New Orleans-based band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. "We are all very excited about this and will be doing a new album with Metal Blade Records in mid-2005," the band said in a statement. "This ...

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WATCH THEM DIE To Film 'Sadist Ways' Video

Oakland-based purveyors of aggression WATCH THEM DIE will be shooting a video for their song "Sadist Ways" in the Los Angeles area on August 21. As previously reported, WATCH THEM DIE will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION and GOATWHORE this summer. The trek kicks off on July 25 ...

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WATCH THEM DIE Commence Songwriting Process For New Album

Oakland-based purveyors of aggression WATCH THEM DIE will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION and GOATWHORE this summer. The trek kicks off on July 25 and wraps up on August 19. The group have just returned home after completing a highly successful run with GWAR, which also included a ...

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DEATH ANGEL, DECAPITATED, PRONG Confirmed For MILWAUKEE METALFEST XVIII

The first bands have been announced for Milwaukee Metalfest XVIII, a two-day event set to be held July 30-31 at Modjeska Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The festival's lineup is shaping up as follows: Friday, July 30, 2004: DEATH ANGEL DECAPITATED GOATWHORE PRONG CATTLE DECAPITATION MACABRE SEVEN WITCHES ANAL BLAST USURPER NASTY SAVAGE FLESHGRIND BEYOND THERAPY ...

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Polish Death Metallers DECAPITATED Featured In ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED are featured in an article in national entertainment "bible" Entertainment Weekly, hitting newsstands Friday, June 11. The article explores the controversy of the DECAPITATED name in the light of the recent decapitation of U.S. citizen Nick Berg at the hands of terrorists — a situation reminiscent of the controversy surrounding the ...

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SEVENDUST To Release Acoustic DVD/CD

SEVENDUST are currently putting together an acoustic DVD/CD and are asking their fans for their feedback. "Tell us about your experiences at the acoustic shows, and if you have pictures with the band from the acoustic tour send them in!" reads a post on the group's official web site. "Take pictures of your signed swag, ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION To Enter Studio This Weekend

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have posted the following message on their official web site: "CATTLE enter the studios this weekend in Burbank, CA with Bill Metoyer (SLAYER, W.A.S.P., SIX FEET UNDER) at the helm!!! We'll be recording all the drums starting this weekend and then heading down here in San Diego to the ...

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MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL

MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY, ICED EARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM have been confirmed to headline this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, set to take place April 30-May 1 at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The following groups are currently scheduled to appear at the festival: Headliners – Friday, April 30: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ...

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VITAL REMAINS Announce U.S. Tour

VITAL REMAINS will embark on a national U.S. tour this spring alongside BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION and WATCH THEM DIE. The highly anticipated trek, the group's first with Glen Benton (DEICIDE) on vocals, is set to kick off in May and will be their first tour in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Dechristianize", ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Postpone New Album Recording Sessions

CATTLE DECAPITATION bassist Troy Oftedal broke his wrist following a recent Metal Blade drunken holiday party on Sunset Strip. As a result, the recording of the band's new album, "Humanure", has been postponed until later next month. The album should be ready by summer and will be followed by "a mass" amount of touring. In ...

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Former OVERKILL Guitarist Completes Work On RESPONSE NEGATIVE EP

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, have completed work on their new EP. The five-song effort was recorded at Studio 13 with producer Jeremy Staska, and was mastered by Mike Fuller. The complete track listing for the EP is as follows: 01. All Out War 02. Silent ...

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KRISIUN To Film Video For 'Murderer'

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN will shortly begin filming a video for the song "Murderer" off their forthcoming album "Works of Carnage", due in September through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Ageless Venomous" was recorded at Bebop 2 Studios in São Paulo with producer Pierre Rémillard (CRYPTOPSY, KATAKLYSM, GORGUTS) and was mixed at Rémillard's ...

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More Bands Rumored For NEW JERSEY METAL AND HARDCORE FEST

CHILDREN OF BODOM, DIMMU BORGIR, NILE, HYPOCRISY, DEICIDE, NEVERMORE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, KRISIUN, HATE ETERNAL, ENTOMBED and KING DIAMOND have reportedly been tapped to perform at New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest, a two-day event set to be held at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. The complete lineup ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION To Team Up With DEICIDE, HATE ETERNAL, KRISIUN For Fall Tour

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION will be teaming up with DEICIDE, HATE ETERNAL and KRISIUN for a North American tour, tentatively set to kick off in November. As previously reported, CATTLE DECAPITATION have set "Humanure" as the title for their forthcoming full-length album, tentatively due in the fall/winter 2003 through Metal Blade Records. The ...

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BRICK BATH Not Performing At LAS VEGAS METALFEST

Despite previous reports to the contrary, Crash Music recording artists BRICK BATH will NOT be playing at the Las Vegas Metalfest. "The promoter of the show has admitted to not being able to pay [the band] their guarantee to perform or acknowledge the band's rider. [He] sent an email asking if the band was interested ...

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