(30 september 2014)

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Premiere time: here's the song "Scarlet Extremities" taken from HARK's debut album 'Crystalline'. More information can be found on the HARK Facebook page, the Season of Mist facebook page and the Season Of Mist homepage.

band imageKim Dylla is the new frontwoman of the band GWAR. Gwar lost its main main Oderus Urungus (played by Dave Brocki) to an overdose of heroin (shit happens) on March 23 of this year. Dylla will be playing the ultra sexy and even more sexist character Vulvatron, with the special feature that she spews blood for het impressive boobs. Kim has a relationship with former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. She is also a designer (she designed the famous Robb Flynn leather jacket) and an avid wrestler. Check out her profile on

Prostitute Disfigurement en former Detonation and Kutschurft guitarist Mike Ferguson has joined the artist roster of Serpent King Guitars. CEO Henri Sattler also reports to have welcomed the guitarists of Apophys and Bodyfarm to the Dutch guitar brand. Check out an overview of the models at the official website.

A new trailer for Ozzy Osbourne's upcoming Epic Records/Legacy Recordings ‘Memoirs Of A Madman’ collections can be seen here. Due out October 7, ‘Memoirs Of A Madman’ CD serves as a career-spanning audio release, featuring 17 of Ozzy's greatest hit singles compiled in one place for the first time in his career and will be available in a single CD, two-LP set and two-LP picture disc set configurations.

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young in an official statement of the band is announced to suffer from dementia. The band announced to be recording without him earlier this year, but refused to shine a light on the reason of his absence. Malcolm is the brother of the band’s icon Angus Young, but Malcolm in fact is one of the most important driving forces of AC/DC. He is being treated in a nursing home in Sydney, Australia. There is no cure for dementia. Yong, 61 years old, reportedly suffered from a stroke a year ago. He is replaced by his nephew Stevie Young. AC/DC will release its new album, ‘Rock Or Bust’, in November.

BLACK SABBATH will begin work on a new studio album in 2015, to be followed by one final tour.

CARCASS will issue a collection of previously unreleased and hard-to-find tracks this November. Titled "Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel", all the songs on the EP were recorded during the "Surgical Steel" sessions, which was produced by Colin Richardson (NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, GOREFEST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, SINISTER, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, TESTAMENT)."Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel" will be made available on physical and digital formats on November 11 (North America), November 17 (UK) and November 14 (rest of Europe) via Nuclear Blast.
"Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel" EP (digipak CD) track listing:
01. A Wraith In The Apparatus
02. Intensive Battery Brooding
03. Zochrot
04. Livestock Marketplace
05. 1985 (reprise)
"Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel" EP (10-inch black 140-gram gatefold vinyl)
Side A:
01. A Wraith In The Apparatus
02. Intensive Battery Brooding
Side B:
01. Zochrot
02. Livestock Marketplace
03. 1985 (reprise)
"Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel" EP (10-inch silver 140-gram gatefold vinyl)
Side A:
01. A Wraith In The Apparatus
02. Intensive Battery Brooding
Side B:
01. Zochrot
02. Livestock Marketplace
03. 1985 (reprise)

The fifth in a series of video blogs featuring footage from the recording sessions for "Bloodstone & Diamonds", the new album from MACHINE HEAD, can be seen below. Due on November 10 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the CD was recorded in part at GREEN DAY's JingleTown Recording compound in Oakland, California. Says MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn: "I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this album. It's been a heck of a ride. It looked like it might not ever happen again at one point, but man, this album is a milestone for us… Without getting too philosophical on ya, bloodstone and diamonds represent two of the hardest materials on earth. It is also a lyric from the opening track of the album, 'Now We Die'”.
"Bloodstone & Diamonds" track listing:
01. Now We Die
02. Killers & Kings
03. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
04. Night Of Long Knives
05. Sail Into The Black
06. Eyes Of The Dead
07. Beneath The Silt
08. In Comes The Flood
09. Damage Inside
10. Game Over
11. Imaginal Cells (instrumental)
12. Take Me Through The Fire
Adds Flynn: "10 songs, an interlude, and an instrumental with an audio collage of spoken word snippets (think 'Real Eyes, Realize, Real Lies') by Dr. Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman, taken from their (incredibly inspiring) audiobook 'Spontaneous Evolution'. String arrangements for two of the songs, 'Now We Die' and 'Sail Into The Black', came courtesy of myself and Rhys Fulber who has worked with everyone from Sarah McLachlan to FEAR FACTORY, and the string arrangement for 'In Comes The Flood' came courtesy of myself and ex-WORSHIP and current-BRING ME THE HORIZON keyboardist Jordan Fish, who is a producer in his own right”.

Vocalist Ronny Munroe has left METAL CHURCH to "pursue other interests."
Said the band in a statement: "After 10 years, four albums and many great shows and performances, lead vocalist Ronny Munroe will be leaving METAL CHURCH to pursue other interests. This is regrettable, but understandable. We wish Ronny success with his new endeavors. To our fans, we want you to know that METAL CHURCH is still very much alive and we will have some big announcements for you in the very near future”. Munroe's third solo album, "Electric Wake", was released on June 24 via Rat Pak Records. Guest musicians on the CD include George Lynch (KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN), Dave Rude (TESLA), Pamela Moore (QUEENSRŸCHE's "Sister Mary") and Paul Kleff (ex-FIREWOLFE).

METALLICA will release a tenth-anniversary 2-disc Blu-ray edition of its long-out-of-print, groundbreaking movie "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster" on November 24. Originally released on July 9, 2004, "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster" follows the band through three of the most turbulent years in their over three-decade long career, and gives viewers an incredibly raw and intimate look into the lives and psyches of the members of one of the most successful rock bands in music history as they battle their way through addiction, domestic life, backlash from their fans, and near-total disintegration during the making of their "St. Anger" album. The documentary, directed by the award-winning team of Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky ("Brother's Keeper", "Paradise Lost" 1-3), won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature. This tenth-anniversary release marks the first time "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster" will be available digitally and via Video On Demand. The updated version will contain an additional bonus feature, "Metallica: This Monster Lives", a 25-minute follow-up piece filmed at Toronto International Film Festival 2013 during the release of the band's second film, "Metallica Through The Never", which features interview footage with the band and Berlinger and Sinofsky that looks at the decade since the release of the documentary film.

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell, whose cancer is once again in "remission," has just finished undergoing a new round of chemotherapy before receiving a stem-cell transplant later in the month. Campbell — who before joining DEF LEPPARD in 1992 was well known for his work with DIO and WHITESNAKE — went public with his Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis last summer, but announced in November that he was in remission. The term "remission" means that the symptoms of the cancer have either been eliminated or reduced. When the tumor is completely gone, doctors call it "complete remission." However, Campbell revealed earlier in the year that the cancer had returned and he was battling the disease with a new high-tech chemo treatment. It is now sure that Campbell will be out of action until at least this Christmas.

GOD DETHRONED will continue as a two-piece, rather than a band. Frontman Henri Sattler exclusively informed Lords of Metal that he and drummer Michiel van der Plicht will continue the Passchendaele trilogy together, with one song already finished. A new album is scheduled for a 2015 recording. Live GOD DETHRONED will harness session musicians.

SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor has denied that the band's new track "The Negative One" was written about the group's former drummer Joey Jordison, claiming that the song's lyrics deal with "the ugliness that we all have in us." The first new tune released by SLIPKNOT in six years, "The Negative One" is taken from the group's upcoming fifth album, titled ".5: The Gray Chapter", which is due out on October 21. The disc follows up 2008's "All Hope Is Gone" and is the band's first without Jordison, who was let go late last year, and founding bassist Paul Gray, who died in 2010. With lyrics like "The Lord Of Lies / You Had To Be Set Free / Opposing Sides / Your Choices Are The Negative One And Me," fans have speculated that "The Negative One" was written about Jordison, who was assigned "1" as his numbered alias shortly after the band's formation. "I didn't even put that together! That's just how fucking crazy people are!" Taylor replied.

"The Motherload", the new video from MASTODON, can be seen below:

AVERSIONS CROWN will unleash their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut this November. “Tyrant” will be released on November 14 (EU+AUS), November 17 (UK) and November 24 (US) via Nuclear Blast. The lyric video for 'The Glass Sentient', is available for viewing on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel at this location.

KREATOR will be joined by their endorsement company JACKSON GUITARS for the band's upcoming headlining tour. During stops in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, fans will have the opportunity to test some of the official JACKSON models and learn more about the new products. An exclusive range of electric guitars of various JACKSON series will be presented at the Jackson booth. And of course: Milles signature model, the JACKSON "Phobia" will definitely not be missed. Plus: It will also be the first prize of the JACKSON raffle competition.
Visit the JACKSON booth on the following dates:
04.12. NL Tilburg - 013
05.12. DE Ludwigsburg - MHP Arena
06.12. DE Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
07.12. DE Saarbrücken - Garage
08.12. DE Hamburg - Docks
09.12. DE Berlin - Huxleys
10.12. AT Wien - Gasometer
11.12. DE Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
12.12. DE Geiselwind - Eventhall
13.12. DE München - Tonhalle
14.12. CH Pratteln - Z7
Joining forces with KREATOR for their headlining run in Europe and North America will be ARCH ENEMY. From December 4 to 14 German thrash buddies SODOM and Polish VADER will also be part of the tour. Following the release of their live DVD/Blu-ray “Dying Alive”, as well as a massive onslaught at this years’ Wacken Open Air, KREATOR will kick off their world tour October 19 and will be on the road until December 22. You can purchase your copy of “Dying Alive”«, out on August 30, 2013 at this location.

On Monday, October 6th (December, 2nd in North America) Metal Mind Productions will re-release selected albums taken from the discography of such classic bands as Voivod, Sinister and SAMAËL. The list of re-issues includes:
Voivod – Katorz
Voivod – Infini
Samael – Solar Soul
Sinister – Aggressive Measures
Sinister – Afterburner
All albums are re-released on Golden Discs, limited and numerated to 2000 copies.

TAAKE are set to embark on a headlining tour in October of this year. The eleven date tour will span four countries - the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. Supporting TAAKE on all the dates will be VALKYRJA and NOCTEM. Routing, for what will be called the Kulde Tour, as follows:
16 Oct: Luka, Lodz, PL
17 Oct: Pod Minoga, Poznan, PL
18 Oct: Baroeg, Rotterdam, NL
19 Oct: Iduna, Drachten, NL
20 Oct: Helvete, Oberhausen, DE
21 Oct: Firlej, Wroclaw, PL
22 Oct: Barrak Music Club, Ostrava, CZ
23 Oct: F-Haus, Jena, DE
24 Oct: Phantoms of Pilsen Festival, Pilsen, CZ
25 Oct: Mega Club, Katowice, PL
26 Oct: Progresja, Warsaw, PL

URT has released its new music video "Ise". The song comes from the bands fifth studioalbum IXI (the dagaz rune), released both digital download and physical DIGIPAK CD by band themselves in June via Bandcamp.

DEVILMENT featuring Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH, TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), are premiering the official music video for the brand new single, 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me'. The song will be featured on the band's upcoming debut album, “The Great And Secret Show”, which is scheduled to be released on Halloween 2014 (October 31). In an exclusive interview published at Lords of Metal in the coming November issue, Dani Filth unveils that this is not a side-project, but in fact the second band he actively is a part of. Stay tuned for the entire interview.

Muscovites and guests from beyond the capital and Russia welcomed two successful business platforms for the music products industry. Picturesque Sokolniki Park played host to NAMM Musikmesse Russia, International Fair for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Business Connections, and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia, the International Fair of Technologies and Services for Events, Installation and Production, from September 11 - 14. The shows’ third edition was a breakthrough, according to many attendees. After a successful incorporation of the Music Moscow show into the events, this unified, complete business platform brought together manufacturers and attendees from across the world with Russian and CIS retailers, distributors, music educators, corporate buyers and more. Total attendance at this year’s shows increased by 42 percent over 2013’s record attendance to 13,169 unique visitors.
Other Musikmesse fairs worldwide:
• Music China
8 to 11 October 2014, Shanghai
• Musikmesse
15 to 18 April, 2015, Frankfurt
Other Prolight + Sound fairs worldwide:
• Prolight + Sound Shanghai
8 to 11 October 2014, Shanghai
• Prolight + Sound Guangzhou
2 to 5 March 2015, Guangzhou
• Prolight + Sound
15 to 18 April 2015, Frankfurt
Other NAMM Shows worldwide
• The NAMM Show
22 to 25 January 2015, Anaheim, California
• Summer NAMM
9 to 11 July 2015, Nashville, Tennessee

The reformed COAL CHAMBER fronted by current Devildriver singer Dez Fafara, will enter the studio in October with producer Mark Lewis (Devildriver, Cannibal Corpse) to begin recording its comeback album for a tentative early 2015 release via Napalm Records.

Taking a page from heroes Metallica and Guns n' Roses, Los Angeles metallers BUTCHER BABIES have recorded an EP of cover tunes that will surely please fans of the band, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally. Titled ‘Uncovered’, this EP is released on September 30 in North America (October 6 in Europe) and features the following five tracks:
01. Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers
02. They're Coming To Take Me Away
03. Don't Give A Fuck
04. Crazy Horses
05. Pussy Whipped
Audio samples of all the songs that appear on ‘Uncovered’ can be streamed here:

SIXX A.M. will release its third album, ‘Modern Vintage’, on October 7 via Eleven Seven Music.

EXODUS will release their tenth studio album, ‘Blood In Blood Out’, in North America on October 14 via Nuclear Blast. Original Exodus guitarist Kirk Hammett, who has been a member of Metallica for the past 31 years, contributed a solo to ‘Salt The Wound’, which can be streamed in this YouTube clip.

VESANIA, the Polish symphonic black metal act which features Orion (Behemoth) and Daray (Dimmu Borgir, Vader), will release its fourth full-length album, ‘Deus Ex Machina’. on October 28 via Metal Blade Records. A track from the album, ‘Innocence’, can be streamed here:

1349 's ‘Massive Cauldron Of Chaos’ will be released in North America on September 30 via Season Of Mist. Tracks of the album can be heard on Soundcloud.

BLOODBATH who are set to release their fourth album - Morbid Funeral - on 17th November 2014 through Peaceville Records have unveiled a new track titled 'Unite in Pain', which features new vocalist Nick Holmes.

VANLADE has announced the departure of drummer Cody "CC Spearhead" from its ranks. Replacement must come from the US.

The debut of the Dutch band LASTER is out on Dunkelheit Produktionen.
1. Alles wat mij bevalt, ontvalt me
2. Tot de tocht ons verlicht
3. Ik - mijn masker
4. De verste verte is hier

Due to unfortunate family circumstances PAGAN'S MIND are forced to postpone their ProgPower Europe 2014 performance. The band issued the following statement:
"PAGAN'S MIND to postpone performance to 2015. In good cooperation with our long time business partner and friend, Progpower Europe promoter Rene Jansen, we announce that we have to postpone our performance to next year's edition of the festival. This was not an easy decision for us, but for the time being, due to a passing in close family, we are not capable of performing the kind of show we know we are capable of and you have come to expect from us. We will return in 2015, and will make sure we fire on all cylinders to make this up to you. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to seeing you next year. As the ProgPower Europe weekend is only a week away we are doing our utmost to find a good replacement. Ideas have already formed and it appears we will be able to offer something special. This will be announced on the short term, once all the details have been confirmed.”

Sassa Bodensjö makes Putin’s Russia smile by going public with her provocative music video for the recently released single ”(I’m A) Runaway”. The video is dedicated to everyone in the world who ever felt that they are not okay the way they are, encouraging people to be themselves no matter what. Sassa also sends a personal message to the Russian president: “Vladimir, go fuck yourself and get happy”

On November 10, 2014, Universal Music will issue the first five platinum-selling Capitol Records MEGADETH albums on limited edition picture disc vinyl. Titles include 1986’s Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?, 1988’s So Far, So Good…So What! and 1990’s Rust In Peace; as well as 1992’s Countdown To Extinction and 1994’s Youthanasia, both making their debut on picture disc. Each album will feature remastered mixes by Dave Mustaine with the original album track listings. When MEGADETH signed to Capitol Records they were already well established in the underground metal scene. A blistering 3-song demo, which led to their debut independent studio album, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!, and a string of now legendary west coast live shows cemented their reputation.

LORDS OF THE TRIDENT have launched their Kickstarter campaign for their new full-length 5th album entitled "Frostburn". The new album was engineered and produced by Doug Olson (Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick, Niirvana), who also produced their last 2013 release "Plan of Attack".

SAVAGE MASTER, will release their debut album titled "Mask Of The Devil" via Skol Records on Halloween, October 31st, 2014. Licensed limited edition vinyl LP will be released on November 20th, via Van Records. Another new song "Death Rides The Highway" can be streamed with the YouTube video below.
"Mask Of The Devil" track listing:
1. Blood On The Rose
2. The Mystifying Oracle
3. Mask Of The Devil
4. The Ripper In Black
5. Kill Without Warning
6. Mary The Wolf
7. Altar Of Lust
8. Death Rides The Highway

Former Stuck Mojo frontman BONZ has just completed work on the new album "Broken Silence". Pavement will release the album in North America and Eternal Sound will cover the rest of the world. BONZ "Broken Silence" available February 2015 everywhere.

INSIGHT AFTER DOOMSDAY release the first video extracted from their successful new LP "The Way to Nihilism".

HALESTORM is currently recording its as-yet-untitled new studio album, tentatively due in early 2015 via Atlantic Records.

Former IRON MAIDEN singer PAUL DI’ANNO's April 9 performance at Lizard Club in Krakow, Poland was professionally filmed for an upcoming DVD, titled ‘The Beast Arises’, to be released on October 6 via Metal Mind Productions. ‘The Beast Arises’ will also be made available on CD, digital and vinyl.

AT THE GATES will released its comeback studio album, ‘At War With Reality’, tentatively in October/November via Century Media Records. The album’s title track is available for streaming here:

LYNCH MOB has completed work on a new EP, titled ‘Sun Red Sun’, for a tentative October release. The effort will contain six songs, including a cover version of BAD COMPANY's ‘Burnin' Sky’.

FAITH NO MORE is currently recording their first full-length album since 1997's ‘Album Of The Year’ for an April 2015 release. A limited-edition (5.000 copies) seven-inch single of the song ‘Motherfucker’ will precede the album on November 28. The single will be released digitally on December 9.

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the recording of their first EP, MESHUGGAH will release a concert DVD / 2CD set and Blu-ray, “The Ophidian Trek”, on Sept. 26th (EU), 29th (UK) and 30th (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records. With visual footage shot in Europe during “The Ophidian Trek« tour and festival footage from Wacken Open Air 2013 in Germany, the live audio was processed and edited by MESHUGGAH guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, mixed by Daniel Begstrand (DIMMU BORGIR, BEHEMOTH) and mastered by Mats "Limpan" Lindfors (ROXETTE, OPETH, MANDO DIAO).
Nuclear Blast HQ gave MESHUGGAH a ring to discuss the upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD release, “The Ophidian Trek”. Here's how it went the new trailer here: