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Formed: 1981
From: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Amorphis Confirmed For Rock Hard Festival

AMORPHIS and THE CLAYMORE are the latest acts confirmed for next year's Rock Hard Festival which will take place May 9th - 11th, 2008 at the Gelsenkirchen Amphitheatre in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.


More bands will be announced soon.

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J2 Signs To The End Records

The End Records has signed the new project entitled J2, featuring enigmatic singer/songwriter/performer Jarboe and Justin Broadrick, frontman for ambient/progressive noise project Jesu.

Jarboe is known for her 14 years work with the legendary NYC East Village ArtRock band Swans, as well as her recent musical collaborations with such bands as Jesu, Neurosis and A Perfect Circle. Broadrick, who joined pioneering U.K. grind band Napalm Death at the age of 15, formed the influential metal/industrial act Godlflesh in the late-80s and in 2003 started up his current band Jesu.

"When I met Justin, he commented upon the impact and influence of Swans upon his music. We did a concert together in London in 2005 and began discussing working together. I had also been drawn to the unique energy of Jesu and so this was exciting to explore."

The J2 album will be released in the spring of 2008.

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Napalm Death Check In From Brazil

UK grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH have issued the following update from bassist Shane Embury:

"Yep late it is, Napalm have one more show to go in Rio de Janiero tommorow (October 30th) and then home we go, it's been a good tour but as ever a long one.

I think we get back for twp days at tops then we head to Russia for three shows - the climate change there will be something as always I think and you never really prepare for but it's always cool to play there - lots of great memories.

So what else can I think of at this time in the morning??? Oh yeah do any of you guys know I have a label called Feto Records with Mick Kenney from ANAAL NATHRAKH??

Well check that link out on my friends space and add us as friends, as we are going to be doing our best to push some extreme new music your way in the near future

I am off to bed the new Nathrakh and NYIA kicks ass!!!"

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Napalm Death Bassist Checks In From Chile

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has issued the following road update:

"Concepción, Chile - halfway through our Latin American tour and things have been going great. We have been meeting some amazing people on this tour. All the people who have made the shows as good and smooth as can be. Max our promoter down here in Latin America has been doing a killer job also (I have worked with him a few times on previous BRUJERIA tours) and the fans have been really killer and enthusiastic. It's made all the early morning flights and insane schedules worth it for sure. Argentina is coming up after that and a lot of old friends to see as well as Brazil after that and yet more old friends. I wonder if the KRISIUN boys are in town."

Napalm Death's remaining Latin America schedule is as follows:

20 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - El Teatro Flores
21 - Rosario, Argentina - El Sotano
23 - Cordoba, Argentina - Captain Blue
25 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Hangar 110
27 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Circo Voador

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Anaal Nathrakh Set To Release New Album

The forthcoming Anaal Nathrakh album, entitled "Hell Is Empty, And All The Devils Are Here," is due to be released through FETO Records on October 29th 2007. Their fourth studio album promises to be a rabid whirlwind of schizophrenic malice, wide-eyed terror, and venom that is as encyclopaedic in its genre defying convulsions as it is downright vile.

Having featured several notable guest appearances through their recording career, Anaal Nathrakh are this time aided and abetted in their chaos by Josama Bin Horvath of American ultra-grind band Circle Of Dead Children, and are reunited with slave to the grind Shane Embury of Napalm Death.

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Napalm Death Check In From The Road

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have issued the following update:

"NAPALM DEATH tour's been great. Australia was a blast. Met some great new friends and the shows were killer. The best show in Australia? Tricky, but we would go for Adelaide — some crazy people there, for sure, and had a great time after the show. In Wellington, New Zealand today on a day off. Killer show again last night and we're looking forward to Auckland tomorrow — we won't leave it 11 years 'till we come here next time, that's for sure. Heading to China in a few days for the first time, so that will be a blast. It's been a fun year and we still have Latin America to come in October. Looking forward to meeting some old friends."

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Classic British Metal Documentary Posted Online

In 1989, BBC2 television aired a five-part music genre documentary series in the UK called “Arena.” One of the episodes, “Heavy Metal,” featured live footage from Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Napalm Death, Motörhead, Slayer and others.

The production features no narration, instead relying on interview commentary and concert clips to place the viewer in the heart of the metal scene and elliptically tell the story of the genre.

Various scenes specifically delve into metal culture: a club full of kids, but no bands, mosh around a dancefloor to music broadcast on a PA; and a kid who couldn’t be more than 10 shreds out solos with more agility than most thrash metal veterans.

There are also straight-out humorous moments, like when an interviewer asks W. Axl Rose, “Do you have anything in common with Iron Maiden, and he replies without a pause, “I hope not.”

You can watch this metal portion of the feature on Google Videos.

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Napalm Death Update From The Road

The following has been posted in the blogs section of the official Napalm Death Myspace:

"Todays the home show in Birmingham so looking forward to that.have to say the UK tour so far has been great with great reactions so we cant wait to head up to scotland and ireland also.The craziest show award so far goes to Plymouth at the White Rabbit,you guys were insane last night..we will definatly be maing a return next year.."

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Earache Artists Featured In Spanish Exhibition

A group of young Spanish artists is featuring music from Earache's extreme back catalog in an award-winning exhibition on show at the La Casa Encendida art gallery in Madrid, Spain. The exhibition, entitled "Ruidos, Silencios y la Trasgresion Mordaz. De Fluxus al Techno-Noise" ("Noises, Silences and the Biting Transgression. From Fluxus to Techno-Noise"), portrays a creative link between artists belonging to the Fluxus group and their fascination with out-there music. The music featuring in this exhibition includes soundbites from NAPALM DEATH's "Scum", A.C.'s "Everyone Should Be Killed", BRUTAL TRUTH's "Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses", SORE THROAT's "Disgrace to the Corpse of Sid" and O.L.D.'s "Old Lady Drivers".

The exhibition is beind held at the La Casa Encendia Arts Centre until September 9. More information is available at http://www.lacasaencendida.com/LCE/lceCruce/0,0,73537_0_73537_7466%24P1%3D16,00.html (note the article is in Spanish).

The artists involved claim to express rejection of traditional values and pursue an interest in noise within their work, particularly forming a connection between noise and transgression. With this in mind, soundbites from some of Earache's most grinding releases prove fitting to express the artists' ideas and visions.

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Napalm Death To Embark On Latin American Tour

British Grindcore legends Napalm Death have announced that they will be embarking on a Latin American tour this October in support of their latest album "Smear Campaign".

Tour dates are as follows...


Tue 9th TBC

Wed 10TH TBC

Thur 11th Guatemala (Guatemala)

Fri 12th San Salvador (El Salvador)

Sat 13th Mexico DF (Mexico)

Sun 14th Monterrey (Mexico)

Mon 15th off Mexico

Tue 16th Caracas (Venezuela)

Wed 17th Lima (Peru)

Thur 18th Quito (Ecuador)

Fri 19th Santiago (Chile)

Sat 20th Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Sun 21st Rosario (Argentina)

Mon 22 Day off Argentina

Tue 23rd open

Wed 24th open

Thu 25th Brasil TBC

Fri 26th Brasil TBC

Sat 27th Brasil TBC

Sun 28th Brasil TBC

Venue informtion to follow AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

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Max and Igor Cavalera Writing Together Again

According to Sirius Satellite Radio, brothers Max and Igor Cavalera are writing together again. According to Sirius, the new songs may include guest appearances by members of Napalm Death and Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo.

Igor Cavalera has been a free agent since he left Sepultura in June 2006 to work on personal issues. He was replaced by ex-Udora drummer Jean Dolabella.

In December 1996, following the tragic death of Max’s stepson, his bandmates — including his brother — tried to fire his wife and grieving manager Gloria Cavalera because they weren’t happy with the way she was handling the band’s business. Max viewed the move as an act of betrayal, quit the band and cut off contact with Igor until last year. Then on August 17 at the D-Low Memorial Festival in Tempe, Arizona, an event to honor the memory of Max’s late stepson, the guitarist and his brother took the stage to play two Sepultura songs, “Roots Bloody Roots” and “Attitude.”

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Napalm Death's Punishment In Capitols US Release

Long sought after as a collectors' import item, NAPALM DEATH's 28-track live album, "Punishment in Capitals", is finally being released for the first time in the United States by Armoury Records (distributed stateside by Eagle Rock Entertainment) on June 12.

This deathball of metal history, recorded in 2003 London at the ULU, features vocalist Barney Greenway, guitarists Mitch Harris/Jesse Pintado, bassist Shane Embury and drummer Danny Herrera at the height of their stonecold headbanging heaviness…a solid hour of such.

Epitomizing the essence of what came to be known as "grindcore," NAPALM DEATH was born in Birmingham, England in 1981. Running out of original members by the time its second album came out, the band at first consisted of a revolving door of thrash and hardcore luminaries, many who have gone on to form other such bands as CARCASS, GODFLESH, CATHEDRAL and others. The current lineup, though, has been solvent since '91, sans Pintado, who passed away in 1996.

Eagle Rock Entertainment develops, acquires and produces music programming for a wide range of notable and high profile artists, which the company distributes on a worldwide basis. Eagle Rock Entertainment, Eagle Vision and Eagle Eye Media are wholly owned divisions of Eagle Rock Group, Ltd.

"Punishment in Capitals" track listing:

01. Lucid Fairytale
02. Take The Poison
03. Next On The List
04. Constitutional Hell
05. Suffer The Children
06. Cleanse Impure
07. Politicians
08. Breed To Breathe
09. Vermin
10. The World Keeps Turning
11. Can’t Pay Won't Play
12. Unchallenged Hate
13. Volume Of Neglect
14. Narcoleptic
15. Hung
16. From Enslavement To Obliteration
17. Scum
18. Life
19. The Kill
20. Deceiver
21. You Suffer
22. Cure For A Common Complaint
23. Mass Appeal Madness
24. Greed Killing
25. Instinct Of Survival
26. Nazi Punks Fuck Off
27. Back From The Dead
28. Siege Of Power

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Immortal To Headline Hole In The Sky Festival

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL are confirmed as headliners for this year's Hole In The Sky festival, which will take place August 22nd-25th in Bergen, Norway. Other acts on the bill include MELECHESH, DESTROYER 666, IMMOLATION, NAPALM DEATH and TESTAMENT. More...

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Skinless Announce European and North American Tour

SKINLESS has announced a number of globe-spanning tour dates in support of their latest release, Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead. The quartet will first embark on a month-long European tour with label-mates DYING FETUS along with CATTLE DECAPITATION starting this Friday, May 4. Also joining these bands on various dates of the tour are NAPALM DEATH, RED CHORD, DEAD TO FALL, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, ION DISSONANCE, and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH. This will be Skinless’ first return to Europe since their successful headlining tour there last summer. Skinless has also announced a North American tour alongside SUFFOCATION and IMMOLATION for the fall. This tour will kick off on October 25 in Quebec, QC, hitting major cities throughout its four-week span. More...

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Gutworm Issue Update

Gutworm have issued the following update via the AntiCulture Records website:

We're happy to announce that our long awaited second album, Disfigured Narcissus will be recorded at Priory Recording Studios during March / April and will be released this September. I know what you're thinking... "about bloody time!" We're not lazy, we just didn't want to rush it! This will be new bassist Glen Pywell's debut recording with us after several months hard work, both in the practice room and on the road. Greg Chandler (Esoteric) will be producing once again so expect a killer result!! Oh yeah, dont forget about us at this year's Hellfest along with our label-mates Slit & Interlock. Bands confirmed so far include Korn, Machine Head, Lamb Of God, Cannibal Corpse, Megadeth, Napalm Death plus MANY more!! Check out the official Hellfest website at www.hellfest.fr or the Myspace page. We'll be playing 2 other shows while in France, but we'll talk about those another time. Thats it for now but keep your eyes peeled, there's loadsa GW news coming up in the next couple of months.

See ya - Mr Minney

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Hatebreed's Cover Of Sick Of It All's "Ratpack"

Two songs from the forthcoming SICK OF IT ALL tribute album — HATEBREED's version of "Ratpack" and BOUNCING SOULS' rendition of "Good Lookin' Out" — are available for listening on the Sick Of It All's MySpace page for the CD.

"Our Impact Will Be Felt" will hit shelves in the United States on April 24 through Abacus Recordings and features such additional heavy hitters such as SEPULTURA, RISE AGAINST, BLEEDING THROUGH, IGNITE and UNEARTH.

Each week leading up to the album's release there will be two new songs streaming for fans to listen to and get an inside preview of the album.

"Our Impact Will Be Felt" track listing:

01. RISE AGAINST - "Built To Last"
02. UNEARTH - "Clobberin Time/What's Going On"
03. HATEBREED - "Ratpack"
04. MADBALL - "Give Respect"
05. BLEEDING THROUGH - "The Truth"
06. COMEBACK KID - "Step Down"
07. IGNITE - "Cease Fire"
08. BOUNCING SOULS - "Good Lookin' Out"
09. PENNYWISE - "My Life"
10. KILL YOUR IDOLS - "Friends Like You"
11. SEPULTURA - "Scratch The Surface"
12. HIMSA - "Maladjusted"
14. FIRST BLOOD - "Just Look Around"
16. WALLS OF JERICHO - "Us Vs. Them"
17. SUICIDE MACHINES - "Goatless"
18. BANE - "We Stand Alone"
19. NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE - "World Full Of Hate"
20. NAPALM DEATH - "Who Sets The Rules"

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Nick Barker Is Still A Member Of Benediction

Long-running British metallers BENEDICTION have released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

"A lot of questions have been asked about [the status of BENEDICTION drummer] Nick Barker [formerly of DIMMU BORGIR and CRADLE OF FILTH]. Yes, he is still BENEDICTION's drummer, and yes, he is helping TESTAMENT out on drums on their tour and album. This was discussed between us and it is no problem to either band. Put yourself in Nick's shoes — one of your favorite bands of all time asks you to use your drumming skills on their tour and write on their new album; it is a chance of a lifetime! It was talked about on both sides and Nick had our full blessing on this. On some of the festivals in Europe this year he will be playing sets for both bands on the same day! If you know Nick, then you will know that there is no problem with stamina! How many bands do various members of NAPALM [DEATH] play with on top of their own NAPALM DEATH thing? Frank Healy and Dave Hunt from BENEDICTION also play and record with other bands (ANAAL NATHRAKH, MISTRESS, CEREBRAL FIX). The loyalty within the band is also strong so we have no problems about these things happening. Nick could have left BENEDICTION if he wanted. We said we would understand if he wanted to join one the most legendary outfits in the world. He wanted to stay as a part of BENEDICTION. That speaks volumes. BENEDICTION is a unit, not a single person. Our live shows this year will let the music do the talking for us."

BENEDICTION's new album, "Killing Music", will be released later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records, with whom the band recently re-signed. The CD will mark the recording debut with the group of drummer Barker, who was most recently a member of BRUJERIA and who played with ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares in the short-lived DRIVEN BY SUFFERING (working name).

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Napalm Death Frontman Takes On Religion, Politics

A new video interview with NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway has been posted online at Metalhead.ro. The interview, which was conducted on Thursday, January 25 before the band's concert in Romania, features a 10-minute discussion about politics and religion. Also available at Metalhead.ro is a photo gallery from NAPALM DEATH's Bucharest show at Preoteasa Hall, which was attended by 800 people.

As previously reported, NAPALM DEATH members Mark "Barney" Greenway and Mitch Harris (guitar) laid down backing vocals for the song "Overcome" off the forthcoming album from Bulgaria's hardcore leaders LAST HOPE last Saturday (January 27) at Stain Studio in Sofia, Bulgaria. Right after the recordings were finished, the tapes were shipped off to Alex Azzali in Italy who is going to mix the entire album.

Barney has been forced to complete NAPALM DEATH's current European headlining tour on crutches after he severely hurt his ankle during an on-stage mishap on Wednesday, January 24 in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Iced Earth Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

ICED EARTH is the latest act confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2007, scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.

Acts on the bill now include: More...

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Wacken Open Air 2007 Confirm Lordi and Mendeed

LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.


More details as they become available.

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