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Below is our complete Biomechanical news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Earache Records' latest signing EVILE will support EXODUS and BIOMECHANICAL this Friday, November 3 at the Bradford Rio in England. A poster for the show can be found at this location.
EVILE formed two years ago in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, U.K. by brothers Matt Drake (vocals/guitar) and Ol Drake (lead guitar), along with Ben Carter (drums) and Mike Alexander (bass) and have since rapidly picked up a rabid following, eager to enjoy a night of heads-down, no-nonsense thrash.
While unsigned, EVILE were hand-picked to play two prestigious U.K. festivals in the summer of 2006 — Bloodstock Open Air and most recently, Damnation Festival — both to great acclaim from fans. Now the band will spend the rest of the year gigging far and wide, and expect to record and release their debut album on Earache early in 2007. Meanwhile, check out EVILE's demo and pictures at its MySpace page.
London's progressive metal thrashers Biomechanical have placed online an advance preview of their Judas Priest cover track Painkiller, which they recorded last week with the original Judas Priest producer Chris Tsangarides at the production helm. Their cover of one of metal's all-time standout cuts is now available on Mp3 for fans to preview online here.
The cover of the legendary ‘Painkiller’ was recorded over three days with the track’s original producer Tsangarides, at his own studio in Dover, UK.Singer John K from Biomechanical recently spoke about his appreciation of the track, which has featured as a highlight of the band's set for some time, stating: “When the song was first introduced to the scene in 1990 it blew everything out of the water, it was an instant classic and sure withstood the test of time. We’re really glad to be able to do homage to the original”.
You can take a look at a pic of the band with Chris Tsangardies in the studio here.
‘Painkiller’ will be released by Earache on a limited edition re-dux of Biomechanical’s second album ‘The Empires Of The Worlds’, which will also include 3 bonus Quicktime Videos including behind the scenes footage of the band in the studio and on location filming their promo clip last year. It is in stores across the UK and Europe on November 3rd.
To coincide, Biomechanical also head out on tour throughout Europe supporting US Thrashers Exodus on the following dates: More...
You can now catch a glimpse of the final trailer for Earache Records’ forthcoming videogame online. ‘Earache Extreme Metal Racing’ is due to be released in the UK and Europe on November 3rd on PlayStation 2, PSP and PC and is set to take the videogaming world by storm.
The game features ten evil Earache racing teams battling it out on a torturous track that takes the wicked racers into the depths of hell and beyond. The teams you can drive around the 4 satanically-inspired levels include Mortiis, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Akercocke, Decapitated, Biomechanical, Municipal Waste, The Berzerker, Linea77 and Society 1.
For the first time this game introduces the world of video gaming to the genre of extreme metal head on, as fans will simultaneously be able to race their favourite artists whilst doing battle to over 3 hours of Earache’s most annihilating releases. The soundtrack to this brutal game not only features music and videos from the racing teams, but also includes tracks from classic Earache bands such as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Cathedral plus bonus unreleased material and videos.
Biomechanical will support Exodus on their forthcoming European tour in November and December. Jon K frontman of Biomechanical says: "This is going to be Biomechanical's first big European tour and we are honoured to be able to support one of the most influential bands in the world of Thrash Metal. I have always been a big Exodus fan and it was awesome to hear that they dig Biomechanical. We can't wait!!"
See Biomechanical support Exodus on the following dates:
1-Nov-06 Wednesday UK Manchester Music Box
2-Nov-06 Thursday UK Nottingham Junktion 7
3-Nov-06 Friday UK Bradford Rio
4-Nov-06 Saturday Ireland Dublin Voodoo Lounge
5-Nov-06 Sunday UK Newcastle Trillians
6-Nov-06 Monday UK Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
7-Nov-06 Tuesday UK London Underworld
8-Nov-06 Wednesday France Paris - venue
9-Nov-06 Thursday Holland Eindhoven Effenaar
10-Nov-06 Friday Holland Haarlem Patronaat
11-Nov-06 Saturday Belgium Hasselt Muziek-o-droom
13-Nov-06 Monday Germany Osnabrück Rosenhof
14-Nov-06 Tuesday Germany Bochum Matrix
15-Nov-06 Wednesday Germany schweinfurt Stattbahnhof
16-Nov-06 Thursday Germany Berlin Kato
17-Nov-06 Friday Germany Saarbrucken Roxy
18-Nov-06 Saturday Denmark Copenhagen Kino
19-Nov-06 Sunday Norway Olso John Dee
20-Nov-06 Monday Sweden Gothenburg Sticky Fingers
22-Nov-06 Wednesday finland Oulu Teatria
23-Nov-06 Thursday finland Helsinki Tavastia
25-Nov-06 Saturday Poland Poznan Eskalup
26-Nov-06 Sunday Czech Rep Brno Faval club
27-Nov-06 Monday Austria Wien Arena
28-Nov-06 Tuesday Hungary Budapest Wigwam
29-Nov-06 Wednesday Serbia Belgrade SKC
30-Nov-06 Thursday Italy Padova Sottosopra
1-Dec-06 Friday Italy Siena Sonar Club
2-Dec-06 Saturday Italy Senigalia(Ancona) Mamamia
3-Dec-06 Sunday Italy Naples Duel Beat
4-Dec-06 Monday Switzerland Wil Remise
5-Dec-06 Tuesday France Lyon
7-Dec-06 Thursday Spain Villareal Salatal
8-Dec-06 Friday Spain Bilbao Santana
9-Dec-06 Saturday Spain Madrid Ritmo & Compas
10-Dec-06 Sunday Spain Barcelona Apolo 2
Look out for the re-release of "The Empires of the worlds" on November 13th featuring Biomechanical's new cover of Judas Priest's PAINKILLER.
U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers BIOMECHANICAL have set "Cannibalised" as the title of their upcoming album, tentatively due April 2007 via Earache Records. The follow-up to 2005's "The Empires of the Worlds" will be recorded at vocalist John K.'s studio beginning in November. The mixing sessions will take place in January.
Commented John K.: "We've started writing non-stop for the new album and so far the songs sound ripping!! We're very exited about the new stuff. It will be as heavy as, if not heavier than, 'The Empires of the Worlds', but with more melodic writing within the tracks, something that has been a BIOMECHANICAL trademark. The orchestral writing will be intense and the solos will be ripping as ever, so we can't wait to record this mutha!!"
"The Empires of the Worlds" was released in June 2005 via Elitist/Earache Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Eight Moons" (Revolver Records) was recorded by Jon K. and mixed by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) at Sneap's own Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K.
Swedish metallers MORGANA LEFAY and California's AGENT STEEL have just been confirmed for Chicago Powerfest 2006. Due to an overwhelming response stemming from both last year's Powerfest performance and the success of their latest release, "Grand Materia", MORGANA LEFAY has been invited to return for a repeat performance. The last remaining band (headliner) will be announced in the next week or two, with additional ticket and event details to follow.
Chicago Powerfest, the fourth annual metal fest featuring both veteran and up-and-coming bands from various sub-genres of metal, will take place on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 at Mr. Kelley's Music Box in Chicago Heights, IL. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are ELDRITCH, BIOMECHANICAL, ION VEIN, TWELFTH GATE, GRACEPOINT, MIRROR BLACK and WITHERING SOUL.
Chicago Powerfest 2006, the 4th annual metal fest featuring both veteran and up-and-coming bands from various sub-genres of metal, will take place on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th at Mr. Kelley's Music Box in
Chicago Heights, IL.
Due to the gaining momentum that the Chicago Powerfest has seen since it's beginning, the fest is moving to a brand new, much larger (600-700 capacity) venue in 2006, and will also be open to an 18+ audience, instead
of its previous 21+ restriction.
To date, confirmed bands include: More...
STAMPIN' GROUND will be embarking on a headlining tour of the UK this September, as part of their first tour on home turf since their outing with ANTHRAX in June, 2004.
September 18 - Camberley, England @ Agincourt Rock Venue,
September 19 - Sheffield, England @ The Corporation
September 20 - Glasgow, England @ King Tuts
September 21- Newcastle, England @ Trillians
September 22 - Milton Keynes, England @ The Pitz
September 23 - Highbury, London, England @ The Garage
September 25 - Bristol, England @ The Fleece & Firkin
September 26 - Cardiff, Wales @ Clwb Ifor
September 27 - Nottingham, England @ Rock City
September 28 - Manchester, England @ Music Box,
September 29 - Stourbridge, England @ The Rock Café
Support will come from BIOMECHANICAL.
English power-prog gods Biomechanical will release their second disc, "The Empires of the Worlds," June 28. Tracks include "Enemy Within," "Assaulter" and the four-part epic "Absolution."
BIOMECHANICAL have just completed work on the first video from their forthcoming metal symphony 'The Empires Of The Worlds' with UK director Adam Mason. The video, for the title track of the album, is sure to be a groundbreaking piece of work reflecting vocalist John K.¹s love of cinematic soundscapes, with nods to 'Aliens' and 'Apocalypse Now¹.
Recovering from an arduous shoot, vocalist John K. had this to say
"Shooting this video was hard work to say the least but we thoroughly enjoyed it!! The professionalism of the crew was very evident and that gave us a confidence that will hopefully show in the vid. Director Adam Mason and the rest of the crew did a great job and personally I can't wait to see the final cut!"
The UK's Future Heavy Metal Gods 'Biomechanical', who are about to release their "The Empires Of The Worlds" album through Earache/Elitist on June 6th, will play a FREE hometown showcase gig for journalists and fans alike in London¹s Camden Underworld on Weds May 18th. Doors are at 1pm and the band is on stage at 2pm.
BIOMECHANICAL play their debut gig on American soil in Austin, TEXAS on Thursday 17th March 2005. Biomechanical has been invited by Metal Hammer Magazine in UK to play at the 'Metal Hammer Night of British Steel' during the South By South West festival. South By South West is an acclaimed industry event that happens annually in Austin Texas showcasing different styles and bands to thousands of Music Industry and Media types as well as the general public also.
Metal Hammer is showcasing the new British Metal scene with the following bands:
Raging Speedhorn,Viking Skull, BIOMECHANICAL,PDHM and Panic Cell
The details for the night are: More...
UK's progressive epic thrash metallers BIOMECHANICAL have inked a four-album deal with Elitist/Earache Records.
BIOMECHANICAL are presently working on their sophomore album entitled 'The Empires of The World' at singer Jon K's own studio. Work is likely to be completed at the end of 2004 for an early 2005 release. An unmixed track, called "Disintegration", from this new recording is available for download here.
BIOMECHANICAL's debut album, "Eight Moons", was released last year through Revolver Records.
The first Bloodstock DVD, PURE BLOOD Vol 1, will be released within the next 3-4 weeks and on sale at the show. This DVD will contain promo videos and audio tracks from 12 bands who have appeared at Bloodstock in the past and also appearing this year. The bands are:
5TH MAN DOWN
NOWHERE NEAR THE GARDEN
Vol 2 is being filmed this year at Bloodstock 2004 with the sets of INFOBIA, ILLUMINATUS, INVEY, PANIC CELL and FOURWAYKILL making up the first Live DVD! So, if you wanna appear on the DVD, "get down the front for each set as they will make your ears bleed!"
The first Biomechanical Video, for 'The Awakening', is complete and can be viewed here. (Warning: This clip contains strobe lights throughout)