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Victory recording artists Emmure will join the already-stacked lineup of the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Sunday, April 22nd.
"We couldn't be more excited and grateful to be a part of this year's NEMHF," said vocalist Frankie Palmeri. "Some of my favorite bands are playing and I think this is the best line up it's had in years."
Emmure will join a lineup of more than 75 bands, from Billboard-charting artists and festival veterans to new acts and future stars of the genre, as the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival takes over the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the weekend of April 20th through April 22nd.
A camera crew will be on hand this year to document the show for an upcoming film focusing on the history of the festival, behind the scenes footage and the development of the show. The documentary will be produced by Manny Santiago from Crimson Media and sponsored by Shook Clothing. More...
Nervecell has now officially released a new video for "Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)" featuring Karl Sanders (Nile) on guest vocals. The song appears on Nervecell's latest album "Psycogenocide" released on Lifeforce Records (Europe) & Spellbind Records (Middle East). The video was shot in the city of Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates, directed by Shane De Almeida and edited by Ahmad Al Sharif.
Commented the band: "This particular song is special to the band as it will mark the first extreme metal track ever to include both Arabic lyrics mixed in with English lyrics, and who better else to have come on board and collaborate on this theme with us than the legendary Karl Sanders!
"The word 'Shunq' in Arabic has two meanings: to choke or to be hung by the neck. The song consists mainly of ideas and knowledge gathered from sources that speak about Lucifer and the demons that serve him. The song speaks about the battle of us humans and these demons in reality, in the end Satan himself brought forth to justice." More...
The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, Nile, are proud to announce they are touring Asia this April/May. This marks the band’s first time in these markets and the guys are extremely excited to be playing for their Asian metal brothers. “The whole idea of spreading NILE’s music into this part of the world has been a long time coming” commented the band. “We are extremely pleased to go to there and are looking forward to an amazing cultural exchange and experience.”
Nile is currently in the studio wrapping up the mix of the group's latest effort "At The Gate of Sethu" with producer Neil Kernon. The album is tentatively scheduled to be released the 2nd quarter of 2012.
Nile's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
Asian Invasion 2012
April 26 Diablo Open Air Singapore, Singapore
April 28 Hammersonic Jakarta International Metal Festival, Lapangan D, Jakarta INDONESIA
May 2 A.U.A. Auditorium, Bangkok, Thailand. (w/ HATE ETERNAL)
May 5 Summer Blaze Metal Festival, New Delhi INDIA
May 6 Nile live in Bangalore, E-Zone Club, Bangalore India More...
The New England Metal And Hardcore Festival 14 has announced the line-up for all three days of the event, which will occur from April 20-22nd at the Worcester Palladium. This is the longest running festival in the U.S., and the acts scheduled for each of the days follow below. More acts are being confirmed for this 14th annual festival as we speak. For ticket information head over to the festival's website.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20th:
The Black Dahlia Murder
The Acacia Strain
All Shall Perish
Conducting From The Grave
Fit For An Autopsy
Hour Of Penance
Legion and Relentless More...
Canadian metal/hardcore band Obey The Brave will make its U.S. debut at the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Friday, April 20th.
The new band features former members of Century Media recording artists Despised Icon and Mediaskare's Blind Witness.
"Some of my favorite touring memories took place at the Palladium," said vocalist Alex Erian. "So stoked to be back and can't wait to play Obey The Braves' first US show ever at the NEMHF. Shit's about to get real, fellas."
Obey The Brave is managed by Good Fight Entertainment and is now working on its debut album for a label to be announced.
The 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. More...
Massachusetts' own Unearth, which recently posted a music video online for the song "Watch it Burn," will join the all-star lineup already announced for the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Saturday, April 21st.
"It's been five years since we've taken the stage at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and we couldn't be happier to make our return this April 21," said singer Trevor Phipps. "This fest gave us a shot as an up and coming band over a decade ago and was one of the springboards for our career in heavy music. This year's lineup looks to be an amazing one and we are looking forward to hitting that stage." More...
The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced the addition of two legendary bands for this year's event, namely American power metal outfit Iced Earth and Brazilian thrash metal veterans Sepultura. The festival will take place at Catton Hall in Walton On-Trent, Derbyshire from August 10th-12th and features the following lineup, with more acts to be confirmed:
Ronnie James Dio Stage:
Alice Cooper (Headliner)
The Black Dahlia Murder
Sophie Lancaster Stage:
Sight Of Emptiness
A new trailer for the upcoming 2012 edition of Metalcamp was posted. The even takes place from August 5-11, 2012 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The lineup includes the following acts (in alphabetical order):
Sin Deadly Sin
The Black Dahlia Murder
The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that death metal outfit Nile and Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem are the latest bands to be confirmed for the event, which will take place at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire from August 10th-12th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Ronnie James Dio Stage:
Alice Cooper (Headliner)
The Black Dahlia Murder
Sophie Lancaster Stage:
Sight Of Emptiness
Detroit Michigan's metal outfit The Black Dahlia Murder will be hitting the road this March marking the band's first headline run of 2012. Joining The Black Dahlia Murder will be Nile, Skeletonwitch, and Hour of Penance.
The tour kicks off on March 24 in Grand Rapids, MI at The Intersection and wraps up on April 20 in Worcester Mass at the New England Metal & Hardcore festival. Dates and venues on the tour are as follows:
03/24 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
03/25 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club
03/26 Minneapolis, MN Station 4
03/27 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
03/29 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
03/30 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
03/31 Las Vegas, NV ** Extreme Thing **
04/02 Seattle, WA El Corazon
04/03 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
04/04 San Francisco, CA Slims
04/05 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
04/06 Phoenix, AZ Nile Theater
04/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
04/09 Dallas, TX Prophet Bar
04/10 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
04/11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
04/13 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
04/14 TBA TBA
04/15 Toledo, OH ** Jamboree Festival **
04/17 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
04/18 Philadelphia, PA Theater of the Living Arts
04/19 New York, NY Irving Plaza
04/20 Worcester, MA New England Metal & Hardcore Fest @ The Palladium
Nile, which is in the process of recording the follow-up to the "Those Whom the Gods Detest" album, has just been confirmed for Germany's Summer Breeze Open Air 2012. The festival organizers commented:
"For years we tried, but it never worked out. Now, just in time for the 15th anniversary of SUMMER BREEZE, Dinkelsbühl will host a master class in Egyptology for the first time ever. NILE are gearing up to shake everything and everyone to the core with their destructive, highly technical death metal whirlwinds. Tons of breaks, a wide backdrop of atmospheric oriental sounds, raging blast beats, ultra heavy slow parts, NILE have been synonimous with all of this for 19 years and six studio albums now.
"Their fifth album ('Ithyphallic') even made it to position 76 of the German album charts, an incredible feat considering the extremism of NILE's music. And the band led by Karl Sanders will show you exactly how extreme they can be when they deliver their show at SUMMER BREEZE! History lessons don't get any more fun and brutal than this!"
Grammy-nominated Massachusetts metal band Killswitch Engage will headline the three-day New England Metal and Hardcore Festival April 20-22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.
“Yup, trouble's brewing," said KsE vocalist Howard Jones. "It’s been great to have time off, but now it’s back to business. All the guys in KsE are truly excited to be playing NEMHF again. It’s like old times: hanging out with your friends, but they have mustaches now. Come on out, bring a friend and let’s make some sweat!"
The Black Dahlia Murder will headline the first night, while a "special" headliner will be announced Jan. 2 for the Saturday show. KsE will headline the final night. Others on the bill for the three days include Overkill, Skeletonwitch, Bane, All Shall Perish, The Acacia Strain, Aborted and Nile, with many more to be announced.
Here's the full press release:
"Killswitch Engage has been confirmed as the headliner of the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The festival helped to launch the career of the Westfield, Mass., band and the festival vets went on to sign with Roadrunner Records. With over 1.5 million records sold in the United States alone and a Grammy nomination under its belt, the band will return to the NEMF stage in 2012.
"Also headlining the biggest and longest running metal festival in America for 2012 is The Black Dahlia Murder. Lead singer Trevor Strnad sums it up best: 'It has always been a huge pleasure to play New England Metal And Hardcore Fest... I can't thank them enough for involving us again. Some of my fondest drunken memories are from NEMHF... I'm looking to rack up a few more!!! Come out and bang your heads til they fall off. I'll meet you by the sausage man!'
"The 14th edition of the festival, which will take place the weekend of April 20-22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., will also present a host of other festival vets and up-and-comers: More...
Karl Sanders of Nile has checked in with the following announcement about working on the follow-up to the "Those Whom the Gods Detest" album:
"We are finished tracking drums for the new Nile album - George, Dallas, Neil Kernon, and I spent a week with Bob Moore at the Soundlab in Columbia SC, tracking drums.
"We were expecting a long grueling session - some of this material is very compositionally challenging and technically demanding, but George knocked it out, finishing a FULL WEEK ahead of schedule. OMG.
"Some of the drumming on this record will be boggling people's minds for years to come. At the moment we are back in Greenville, and will commence tracking guitars any day now. Fuck yeah!"
Italian death metal band Gory Blister posted a new video trailer for the forthcoming LP "Earthsick" (seen below). The album will feature a guest appearance by Karl Sanders of Nile on the song "Soul - Borne Maladies." No release date has been issued.
A handful of early Nile recordings pre-dating the band's ground-breaking debut album, "Amongst The Catacombs of Nephren-Ka," has been unearthed and will be released this fall. The EP, entitled "Worship The Animal," was recorded in 1994 and features the original line-up of Karl Sanders, Chief Spires and Pete Hammoura. It will be available as a collector's edition digipack on October 11th via Goomba Music.
The track listing for "Worship The Animal" is as follows:
1. La Chant du Cygre
2. Worship The Animal
4. Surrounded By Fright
Relapse Records has now posted its 13th podcast online, which highlights brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and classic Relapse tracks. You can check out the Podcast here.
This month's podcast features an exclusive interview with Jamey Jasta of Kingdom Of Sorrow, which is on tour now as part of the massive Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The podcast also includes brand new music from Toxic Holocaust, Brutal Truth, Hail!Hornet, Revocation, and more. The songs appearing on the audio file are as follows:
Toxic Holocaust – “Bitch"
Revocation – “No Funeral”
Hail!Hornet – “Shoot The Pigs”
Dying Fetus – “Fade Into Obscurity”
Unkind – “Harhakuvat”
Fuck the Facts – “The Pile of Flesh You Carry”
Kingdom of Sorrow – “God’s Law in the Devil’s Land”
Red Fang – “Through” (No Talent Cover)
Brutal Truth – “Fuck Cancer”
Cephalic Carnage – “Black Metal Sabbath”
Origin – “Mental Torment”
Daylight Dies – “Unending Waves”
Nile – “Sarcophagus”
New video footage has made its way online documenting the clinic performance from Nile drummer George Kollias in Mumbai, India. You can check out the footage in the player below.
Morbid Angel's new album "Illud Divinum Insanus" will be out in less than a week, and Season of Mist has now asked a series of famous names in the metal what they thought of the influential extreme metal act's new opus. The commentary from the various musicians can be viewed below, or you can check out Metalunderground.com's review here.
"The new Morbid Angel album will cause 3rd World War. After June 7th, the extreme metal scene is never gonna be the same again... And I already can't wait the moment I'll be sitting on my sofa listening to 'Illus Divinum Insanus' while the world burns! Ha!" - Nergal, Behemoth.
"No other band in the entire Extreme Metal genre but Morbid Angel would have ever dared to make 'Illud Divinum Insanus'. There are going to be quite a few unimaginative underground purists who think they know better what kind of album Morbid Angel should or should not be putting out, but with 'Illud Divinum Insanus' Trey and David prove that they answer to no one but themselves. It is an incredibly well written, performed, recorded and produced record." - Karl Sanders, Nile.
"One of the best death metal releases since their last album with Vincent. I'm not too much into the techno bits but I am a dude who will appreciate and respect bands doing new things, progressing... So it's all good. Vincent's vocals of course are still as good as they come. And the riffs are definitely there, Trey always delivers. New drummer is killer too!" - Mikael Akerfeldt, Opeth.
"The ultimate voice of death metal is back, as hellish as ever!" - Mikael Stanne, Dark Tranquillity.
"Glad to see Morbid Angel are back! We had our share of criticism when we first incorporated electronic elements in our sound and we know it takes courage and passion to follow one's own stream of inspiration. This time the guitar work is more impressive than ever and those 11 songs are a real 'tour de force'. With this new album they're not afraid to take the hit from the more conservative audience but that's what it means to be extreme!" - Vorph, Samael
"Innovation, wits and a feral 'no compromise' attitude is what brands the greatest of bands. 'Illud Divinum Insanus' is all that and a leap further! Hail Morbid Angel!" - Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen, Ava Inferi, ex Mayhem. More...
Nervecell has issued the following announcement about Karl Sanders of Nile making a guest appearance on the band's upcoming album:
"We are extremely proud to announce that Karl Sanders will be a part of our new album 'Psychogenocide' as guest vocals on the song entitled 'Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness).'
"This particular song is special to the band as it will mark the first extreme metal track ever to include both Arabic lyrics mixed in with English lyrics, and who better else to have come on board and collaborate on this theme with us than the legendary Karl Sanders!
"The word 'Shunq' in Arabic has two meanings: to choke or to be hung by the neck. The song consists mainly of ideas and knowledge gathered from sources that speak about Lucifer and the demons that serve him. The song 'Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)' speaks about the battle of us humans and these demons in reality, in the end Satan himself brought forth to justice."
The "Psychogenocide" track listing is as follows: More...
Metal Storm has posted a video Interview online with Karl Sanders of Nile, which was conducted in Derby, England on February 10th, 2011. You can check out the clip below.
Footage of Nile and Melechesh dealing with a bus breakdown in Europe can also be viewed at this location.