REV 16:8 — the Swedish metal band formerly known as BLOODSHED — will release its second album, “Ashlands”, on April 8 via Germany’s AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, NOMINON, AVERSE SEFIRA, FUNERAL MIST, MORK GRYNING, ADORIOR) in Alvik, Sweden between May and July 2010 and was mixed and mastered by Sverker Widgren. The cover artwork and layout was handled by Rafael Tavares. Guest vocals on the track “The Chase” were provided by Acerbus of ONDSKAPT.
REV 16:8‘s full-length debut, “Grand Tidal Rave”, was released in July 10, 2009 via Temple Of Darkness Records. Check out audio samples “Ashlands” and “Coal Mirror” on the group’s MySpace page.
Swedish/German extreme metal metallers ARCH ENEMY debuted two brand new songs — “No Gods, No Masters” and “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone” — during their very special and intimate showcase on March 14, 2011 in Wermelskirchen, Germany at the AJZ Bahndamm, a self-governed youth center which is well known for its various underground metal, punk and hardcore shows with a capacity of 200 people.
The Wermelskirchen show kicked off the campaign for ARCH ENEMY‘s new album, “Khaos Legions”, which will be made available all across Europe on May 30 via Century Media Records. Only 150 die-hard fans plus journalists from all over Europe witnessed the worldwide premiere of two new songs from the upcoming album. It was hot, it was sweaty and it smelled like “khaos.”
Commented ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott: “Normally, an ‘industry’/media show is a quite stiff and slightly boring affair, not so this time! We invited 150 ARCH ENEMY fans to join us via our Facebook page and voilà — it was ON! We had a blast ripping through the two new songs for the first time on stage, and judging by the crowd reaction — they were feeling it too! A big thanks to all involved; the Century Media crew, AJZ Bahndamm crew, the journalists and of course the amazing fans! This was a perfect start to the ‘Khaos Legions’ campaign!”
You can see photos of this very remarkable event at this location .
A three-minute video documentary on the AJZ Bahndamm concert featuring snippets of the new song “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone” can be seen below. The song will be made available for free download on Friday, April 1.
DEVILS WHOREHOUSE — the “horror-death rock” side-project of MARDUK guitarist Morgan Håkansson — has changed its name to DEATH WOLF because “the music and philosophy behind the orchestra has outgrown its name,” according to a press release.
DEATH WOLF (symbolizing the strength, dedication and will shown in its creations) just finished recording its new album for a late spring/early summer release via Regain Records/Blooddawn.
Two songs from the CD — “Circle Of Abomination” and “Morning Czar Shineth” — can be streamed on the band’s Facebook page.
DEATH WOLF will make its live debut on June 12 at the Wave Gotik Treffen festival in Leipzig, Germany.
Swedish heavy metallers PORTRAIT will release their second full-length album, “Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae”, in April via Metal Blade Records.
The CD was recorded at Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, UNANIMATED, DESTRÖYER 666) in Alvik, Sweden. The album features cover artwork by Tobias Forge of REPUGNANT/SUBVISION fame and a guest appearance by Kimmo Kuusniemi from the Finnish cult act SARCOFAGUS.
Two songs from “Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae” are available for streaming on PORTRAIT‘s MySpace page.
Stockholm, Sweden-based melodic death metallers DEGRADEAD have uploaded two songs — “Human Nature” and “Taste Of Destiny” — from their forthcoming third album, “A World Destroyer”. Check them out in the YouTube clips below. Source: Blabbermouth.net