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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.
Here is the latest update from FTC organizers:
"Here we go... we have a new Co-Headliner for Thursday on Fuck The Commerce XI. As you know, Deranged split up and cancelled the FTC-gig once again. But if the old stagers don't want to, we'll get new blood on the FTC-stage. We are glad to announce LAY DOWN ROTTEN for Thursday evening at Fuck The Commerce 2008. They have shown their ability to rule the moshpit with their new album "Reconquering The Pit“ and on tour with Dismember and will once again proove that at Fuck The Commerce."
Thursday: (estimated from 1pm on every hour, exact times to be anounced)
DEBT OF NATURE [D] / THE BURNING [DK] / URKRAFT [DK] / BITTERNESS [D] / STERBEHILFE [D] / GORE [CZ] / POOSTEW [D] / STOMA [NL] / LAY DOWN ROTTEN [D] / ILLDISPOSED [DK]
Friday: (estimated from 1pm on every hour, exact times to be anounced)
PROFANATION [D] / DEADBORN [D] / INFERIA [FIN] / MASS INFECTION [GR] / ETERNAL BLEEDING [SK] / WEAK ASIDE [D] NEUROPATHIA [PL] / / SPAWN [D] / GRIND INC. [D] / HOUWITSER [NL]
Saturday: (estimated from 1pm on every hour, exact times to be anounced)
IN DEMISE [D] / INTERNAL DECAY [D] / FLAYING [LV] / SLIT [M] / THE ATMOSFEAR [D] / PURGATORY [D] / EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS [D] / DENIAL FIEND [US] / HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL [P] / MASSACRE [US]
Date: April 30th - May 03rd 2008
Location: Altes Lager, (14913 Altes Lager near Jüterbog, Germany)
Tickets: via ticketonline.de and all it's box-offices, www.f-t-c.de as well as at K17-presale-office and all K17-metal-concerts (Berlin, Pettenkoferstr. 17a); ATTENTION: presale via www.f-t-c.de has to be closed soon.
The billing is completed now with 30 bands from 13 countries. Within the last days we got confirmations from MASSACRE, DERANGED and GRIND INC. They will rock the stage of the first Open-Air-Party of the new season for all real hard metalmaniacs who love underground-death and grind together with ILLDISPOSED, HOUWITSER, HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS and many more.
Here is the complete billing: MASSACRE, ILLDISPOSED, HOUWITSER, DERANGED, HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL, GRIND INC., DENIAL FIEND, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, SPAWN, PURGATORY, ETERNAL BLEEDING, NEUROPATHIA, POOSTEW, GORE, STOMA, THE BURNING, WEAK ASIDE, THE ATMOSPHEAR, INFERIA, FLAYING, MASS INFECTION, SLIT, STERBEHILFE, URKRAFT, BITTERNESS, DEADBORN, INTERNAL DECAY, DEBT OF NATURE, PROFANATION + PARTIES with HELLBORN-DJs and DJ FIFTY from METALSTORM + CAMPFIRE and RUSSIANTENT
Festival Date: April 30th - May 03rd 2008
Location: Altes Lager, (14913 Altes Lager near Jüterbog, Germany)
Tickets: via ticketonline.de and all it's box-offices, www.f.t.c.de as well as at K17-presale-office and all K17-metal-concerts (Berlin, Pettenkoferstr. 17a)
Danish Death-Metal lords Urkraft are to have a track taken from 2006's 'The Inhuman Aberration' featured in an up-coming novella film produced by Danish Director Anders Morgenthaler. The track 'Too Strong For The Strongest Lord' will be used in the animation, inspired by MTV's Jackass, which portrays dangerous stunts and trickery based around the skateboarding and heavy metal culture of three ten year old boys.
The 22 minute long film is due to have its first screening on the Danish TV-channel TV2 in December of this year, and with Urkraft forming part of the soundtrack it looks set to capture a snapshot of alternative youth culture today.
You can listen to the track 'Too Strong For The Strongest Lord' on Urkraft's MySpace page.
You can catch Urkraft live this summer at the Maximum Rock Festival on August 12th.
Fast-rising Danish death-thrash wrecking crew URKRAFT has parted ways with keyboardist Jeppe Eg. "What the future will show regarding a new keyboard player in URKRAFT we are not sure," the band writes on its web site.
URKRAFT recently entered the studio to make a pre-production recording of some of its new songs, to be included on the group's next CD. "The style is a little the same, although with a lot more death metal and more grooves," the band says. "Mikael [S. Jorgensen; drums] has managed to put in some seriously hard-hitting blasts and added some grindcore to the new 'songs' and the riffing is darker than ever."
URKRAFT's last album, "The Inhuman Aberration", was released in May 2006 via Earache Records. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studios with Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, SICK OF IT ALL, HIMSA, HATESPHERE).
Cannibal Corpse are heading back towards Mexico and Guatemala in May for a series of shows. Here are the tour dates:
May 17 Monterrey , Mexico - TBC
May 18 Guadalajara, Mexico - TBC
May 19 Mexico City, Mexico - TBC
May 20 Guatemala City, Guatemala - TBC
Cannibal Corpse are gearing up for their European tour, which begins on February 22 in Rennes, France. Tour dates are as follows: More...
Fast-rising Danish death-thrash wrecking crew Urkraft are set to slaughter venues around Europe as the main support for Cannibal Corpse. This tour will give fans the chance to check out Urkraft's own brand of all-out thrashing mayhem that defines their 2006 Earache release "The Inhuman Aberration". More...
A new URKRAFT track, entitled "Liberation", has been posted online at myspace.com/earacherecords. The song comes off the Danish metallers' new album, "The Inhuman Aberration", due on May 29 via Earache Records.
Recorded at Antfarm Studios with Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, SICK OF IT ALL, HIMSA, HATESPHERE), "The Inhuman Aberration" features "10 polished and precise anthemic tracks incorporating thrash tempos and grim riffing likened to SOILWORK, DARKANE and THE HAUNTED," according to a press release. "URKRAFT's subtle use of keyboards sets them apart from the crowd, adding new textures and atmospheres to their taut sound."
"The Inhuman Aberration" track listing is as follows::
01. Too Strong for the Strongest Lord
02. This Great Summer
03. Only the Gods
04. The Inhuman Aberration
05. Open the Gate
06. Come No Tomorrow
07. Watch Your Own Eyes
10. The Pressure of Our Jaws
A Trailer featuring action from the upcoming Earache-branded high-octane death and destruction PlayStation 2 racing game "Earache Extreme Metal Racing" is now showing online at earacheextrememetalracing.com.
EARACHE EXTREME METAL RACING will feature ten evil Earache bands as racing teams burning a lot more than rubber as they race and pulverise the opposition's vehicles through Purgatory and other hellish wastelands, all to an exclusively Earache-label death and extreme metal soundtrack.
Along with themed tracks from the combatants on the starting grid there'll also be over 50 extreme metal Earache classics making up the soundtrack of the game from such luminaries as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Cathedral, The Haunted, Hate Eternal, Ultraviolence, Cult Of Luna, Beecher, Urkraft, Anata, Mistress, Severe Torture and many others, including rare tracks on bonus levels throughout the game.
Earache Extreme Metal racing is due for release on PS2, PSP and PC on 7th July 2006.
Newly signed chaotic Death/Thrash Metalers Urkraft are due to enter Antfarm studios with renowned producer Tue Madsen this Saturday 16th of July to begin the 2 week recording session for their hotly anticipated Earache debut. As previously revealed the new album title will be 'The Inhuman Aberration', dealing with issues such as the subjective human perspective, megalomania and general full on aural battery.
Urkraft frontman Thomas has been asked to give a little insight into the bands thoughts and feelings as they prepare to enter the studio:
"Well, we have reached the point where we can't get much more ready for the studio as a band. As individuals we might do some more practicing at home though. During the last few days we have been working with the small details on all tracks, been doing some last minute changes and I think this has given the final touch some of the tracks needed."
Having already released the killer 2004 debut 'Eternal Cosmic Slaughter', also recorded at Antfarm, how do the guys feel about the material they have ready for the next record:
"We are really exited about releasing the next album. Urkraft were expected to do deep Death Metal on our debut, but obviously surprised some people by putting in more thrash than earlier. We still play a combination, but this release will be both a new side of Urkraft as well as moving a little back to the old days. It will be more noisy and chaotic, a lot faster, more brutal and with that overall dark feeling to it that the 'Eternal Cosmic Slaughter' album had. Especially the keyboard will have a more conspicuous role. It is not just used as a lay over, but will also be a part of the chaos and help support the attacks in the music."
So we have an idea what to expect musically but what themes will the lyrics be dealing with:
"With the lyrics for the title track 'The Inhuman Aberration' the subjective human perspective on things is questioned. The voice in the song might belong to a sick megalomaniac mind, but at the same time a mind that can comprehend and dare to face the primordial horrors that exist underneath human made ideas of reason and logic. 'The Inhuman Aberration' is not a concept album as such. Different voices speak and contradicting views exist within the lyrics. Overall the lyrics attempt to describe what man can not control: The subconscious powers within and the subversive grinding of the cosmos."
Earache has announced the signing of Danish Death/Thrash band Urkraft to their ranks for a worldwide multi-album deal.
Formed in the small Danish provincial town of Svendborg and now residing in Copenhagen, the five piece released their debut album 'Eternal Cosmic Slaughter' in March 2004.Set to record their second album at Antfarm studio with Tue Madsen in July/August the band warn fans to expect something altogether darker and more brutal than the already jaw dropping first record.
Front man Thomas had this to say on the communion: "When we started out we always had the "Ear-plugged" compilation in the cd-player and were of course motivated by the many cool acts featured on that cd. Now Urkraft is signing with the same label that in our eyes has been releasing some of the most important metal bands. We are looking forward to release our second album and to co-operate with Earache Records in the next chapter of Urkraft and our metal music."
Danish Modern Thrash metallers Raunchy will enter the studio next summer to record their third album. Raunchy also updated their homepage www.raunchy.dk – you can find some pictures of their gig at the PopKomm in Berlin, Germany, there now as well as a funny Berlin diary of rummer Morten.
Upcoming gigs of Raunchy:
Oct. 16 Badeanstalten, Slagelse DK (support: Mevadio)
Oct. 23 Fermaten, Herning DK (support: Mevadio)
Nov. 11 Månen, Haderslav DK (with: Mercenary & Blindfault)
Nov. 13 Pitstop, Kolding DK (with: Mercenary & Blindfault)
Dec. 18 Pumpehuset, Copenhagen DK (with: Volbeat + more)
Jan. 22 The Rock, Copenhagen DK (support: Volbeat & Urkraft)
Danish thrash/death metallers URKRAFT have posted a brand-new track, entitled Blessed Be the Human Beast, in MP3 format at this location (.zip file). "Blessed Be the Human Beast" comes off the group's upcoming debut album, "Eternal Cosmic Slaughter", due on March 8 through Germany's Cartel Media. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studios in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (MNEMIC, RAUNCHY, 2TON PREDATOR).