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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.
Members of Metallica, Pantera, In Flames, Testament, AC/DC, Kiss, Slipknot, Mötley Crüe, Slash, Warbringer, Aborted, Periphery, Killswitch Engage, August Burns Red, Raising The Veil, Born Of Osiris, All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Textures and Anthrax etc. are among the musicians who have (so far) reacted with shock and pledges of solidarity for France following the killing of scores of people in attacks in Paris on Friday night. Some of their views can be seen below.
Our hearts are with Paris tonight. pic.twitter.com/ZRDD8BmhvM— Robert Trujillo (@RobertTrujillo) November 14, 2015
On Friday the 13th, pre-orders will be available for "Termination Redux," the 20th anniversary EP release from Belgian death metallers Aborted.
In celebration of the release, Aborted has released a brand new live video for the song "Necrotic Manifesto" shot live at Graspop 2015. The band had the following message to fans regarding the new video and forthcoming EP:
"Dear ghouls and maniacs: We couldn't be more excited to make the following announcement! 2015 marked 20 years of existence for Aborted and we figured we would do something for the occasion, so here it is! 'Termination Redux' is our 20th anniversary EP release containing 3 new tracks and a re-recording of our 2001 'Engineering The Dead' opener 'The Holocaust Incarnate'. The release will be exclusively available on vinyl and digitally. We will have a limited amount of copies on neon orange vinyl so grab those while you can!
"The video for 'Termination Redux' was shot with our good friend Jens from Panda productions and we hope you enjoy it! Next to this EP release which will be out just in time for our tour with our friends in Kataklysm and Septic Flesh, we will also be recording our new full-length this december at Kohlekeller studio in Germany. The EP is a prelude of things to come and rest assured the new album will be ripping you a new one next spring! Support death metal!" More...
Aborted just issued the following announcement about cancelling an upcoming Israeli show later this month:
"Hello Tel Aviv, sadly we have to inform you that due to the lack of response and professionalism from the promoter, we have to cancel our appearance in Israel on the 17th of October.
"It wasn't until this week that ourselves and our friends in Cytotoxin were given flight information went through and then have him use the excuse 'flights are too expensive' (No shit it's less than two weeks before the event).
"This is the first time ever we have to cancel a show in Israel which you all know and we were stoked to perform and see all of you again however we have an album to finish before the end of the year and we cannot be wasting time on such practices. To all our fans out there: we love you all and see you again soon, we promise! Yalla!" More...
Aborted just announced Danny Tunker's departure via the following official statement:
"So sometimes there’s good news and sometimes there’s not so good news. Today is one of the not so good news days. After three amazing years guitarist Danny Tunker decided he needed to step back from the band and pursue a different path in life. Combining a normal life and day job became too stressful to combine with our heavy schedule and even if we are sad to see him go, we completely understand his decision and support him in doing what makes him happy in life.
We had 3 great years with Danny and we all felt like a big family so we ask you all to show respect towards both Danny, his decision and the band, there is no bad blood, there is no need for any drama or gossip, Danny had the following to day:
"After a lot of soul searching for the past few months I’ve decided to part ways with Aborted. It’s been a hell of a ride and I want to thank to guys for all the good, bad and in between times. There’s no bad blood and I wish the band all the best, but I needed a change. I will still play the shows in Cairo and Tel Aviv and then on to different ventures (several of which I’m working on right now). And of course continue/expand my involvement with Alkaloid. So, once again, thanks to the band and everyone who made the past 3+ years completely unforgettable."
Continues Aborted: More...
Aborted has begun writing new material for the follow-up to "The Necrotic Manifesto" (reviewed here) and is gearing up to enter the studio later this year.
Today the band has unveiled new tour dates and released a guitar playthrough video. Watch Danny Tunker and Mendel Bij De Leij perform "The Necrotic Manifesto" below. The band alos had this to say on the coming new material:
"2014 and 2015 have been insanely busy years for Aborted. 'The Necrotic Manifesto' marked the most intensive touring cycle the band ever had, we played every continent on the globe and met some great people along the way. Things haven't been quiet in our camp since and we will continue to bring you some more gore ridden metal!
"That's right we have begun writing the follow-up to 'The Necrotic Manifesto,' we will begin recording by the end of the year, so expect a release by spring time 2016. We have some BIG surprises planned for the record, more about that later... We will continue our onslaught doing headline tours in South Africa, Egypt and Israel before the end of the year and a handful of very exclusive european shows so if you want to see us destroy things, come on say what's up before the year is over! More...
The Greek metal masters from Septicflesh have announced a European tour alongside Kataklysm and Aborted.
The tour starts on January 7th in Berlin and continues throughout February before concluding in Tilburg. A full list of shows, including upcoming summer festival performances at Motocultor Fest, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Masters of Rock Festival can be found below.
Septicflesh is touring in support of latest album "Titan" and a series of re-releases of classic earlier albums via Season of Mist. See the band live:
June 21 Dessel BE @ Marquee Graspop Metal Meeting @
July 10 Vizovice CZ @ Masters of Rock
July 24 Lviv UA @ Carpathian Alliance Festivla
Aug 1 Ostry Grun SK @ Gothoom
Aug 16 Theix FR @ Motocultor
Aug 29 Istanbul TR @ 100% Metal Fest More...
Archspire is embarking on a new North American tour - the month long trek kicks off tonight in Albany, NY, and sees the band travel throughout the U.S. and Canada before concluding on June 9th in Ottawa.
The technical death metal outfit will play alongside Aborted, Fit For An Autopsy, and Dark Sermon. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Archspire is touring in support of new album, "The Lucid Collective," on these following dates: More...
Jersey metal outfit Fit For An Autopsy has announced a new batch of co-headlining tour dates with Aborted. Archspire and label-mates Dark Sermon are set to open the bill.
Fit For An Autopsy is also putting the finishing touches on an all new, yet-to-be titled LP due out later this year. "The new album is a bit of a step in a new direction for the band," says guitarist Pat Sheridan. "It feels really intense."
The band will set up camp at The Machine Shop in New Jersey with guitar player and renowned producer Will Putney at the helm. The new effort will be the follow "Hellbound," released in 2013. The biggest change since then has been the band's vocalist: after the departure of Nate Johnson earlier last year, Greg Wilburn (Oblige) briefly filled in so the band could carry out touring plans. Just before the band entered The Machine Shop, Fit For An Autopsy brought in Joe Badolato (Diamond Cutter) as the brand new full-time vocalist.
"We found Joe at a perfect time," says guitarist Will Putney. "We had just come off months of touring with a vocalist we knew wasn't built to handle the lifestyle and stresses that come with being in a full-time band." Badolato's first show with the band was at The Brooklyn Asylum in Brooklyn, NY. More...
Aborted is streaming a new guitar playthrough video showing Mendel Bij De Leij shredding through the song "Excremental Veracity" from the album "The Necrotic Manifesto" released via Century Media Records, 2014.
Watch the clip below and download the tabs HERE.
Aborted is streaming a new bass playthrough video showing J.B. Van Der Wal shredding through the song "The Necrotic Manifesto" from the album "The Necrotic Manifesto" released via Century Media Records, 2014.
Van Der Wal uses Darkglass Electronics gear and Lace Pickups.
Just in time for Halloween, Aborted now delivers a video for the song "Cenobites," taken from "The Necrotic Manifesto" (reviewed here).
Check it out below (if you've got a strong enough stomach), courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.com. You can also catch the band live on the Hell Over Europe tour with Origin and Miasmal on these dates:
20.11. Rockfabrik - Nuremberg (DE)
21.11. JC De Klinker - Aarschot (BE)
22.11. Gebäude 9 - Cologne (DE)
23.11. Marx - Hamburg (DE)
24.11. Pumpehuset - Copenhagen (DK)
25.11. Pokalen - Oslo (NO)
26.11. Biljardkompaniet - Kristianstad (SE)
27.11. Konfus - Esbjerg (DK)
28.11. Hellraiser - Leipzig (DE)
29.11. Lido - Berlin (DE)
30.11. Fabryaka Club - Cracow (PL)
01.12. Firlej - Wroclaw (PL)
02.12. Nova Chmelnice - Prague (CZ)
03.12. Randall - Bratislava (SK)
04.12. Viper Room - Vienna (AT)
05.12. Feierwerk - Munich (DE)
06.12. Traffic Club - Rome (IT)
07.12. Le Korigan - Luynes (FR)
08.12. Razz 3 - Barcelona (ES)
09.12. Caracol - Madrid (ES)
10.12. Metronum - Toulouse (FR)
11.12. Ubu - Rennes (FR)
12.12. Divan du monde - Paris (FR)
13.12. Eindhoven Metal Meeting - Eindhoven (NL)
14.12. Underworld - London (UK)
15.12. Grillen - Colmar (FR)
16.12. Bett - Frankfurt/Main (DE)
17.12. Jubez - Karlsruhe (DE)
18.12. Rock It - Aalen (DE)
19.12. Gaswerk - Winterthur (CH)
20.12. Turock - Essen (DE) More...
The Eindhoven Metal Meeting organization has announced that due to scheduling issues Onslaught has cancelled the band's previously planned performance at the festival.
Recently reunited U.K. thrashers Xentrix will replace Onslaught on Saturday December 13th, 2014.
Xentrix has released four albums through Roadrunner Records: 1989’s "Shattered Existence," 1990’s "For Whose Advantage," 1991’s "Dilute to Taste," and 1992’s "Kin." Heavy Metal Records also released a 1996 LP called "Scourge."
The currently announced lineup for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2014 is as follows: More...
The West Coast gore hounds in Exhumed will take to the streets this Fall on another rash of live incursions with extreme metal technicians Carcass and manic death thrashers Noisem.
Slated to kick off on October 24th in San Diego, the Inked In Steel Tour 2014 will trample nearly two dozen cities with additional sonic devourment from death metal legends Obituary and Macabre on select dates.
From there the band will march overseas for more onstage devastation with Aborted, Origin, and Miasmal. See confirmed shows below.
Comments Exhumed's Matt Harvey: "We've been enjoying a rare few months of quiet in the Exumed camp, but we're finally emerging from the death metal equivalent of cryo-sleep to make some noise again. We're totally psyched to be back out amongst all you mutants and maniacs again for some beers, laughs and our usual brand of heavy metal mayhem. It'll be great to worm our way back into your little black hearts. We couldn't ask for a better tour package than with Carcass and Obituary, and our solo dates will allow us to unleash a full spectrum of stuff onstage - more songs, more production, more Marshall cabinets. It's gonna be a blast (beat). See you fuckers there! Bring beer!" More...
The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very proud to announce that with the addition of In Solitude, Valkyrja, Thanatos, Skyforger, Dust Bolt, The Committee, and Miasmal, the line-up for this year's edition - set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands - is now complete.
The Dutch all-female death metal band Sisters Of Suffocation will also perform on Friday, December 12th at the official after party at the Dynamo Club together with the cover-bands Mercyfull Fake and Forever Twisted. Entrance is free with an Eindhoven Metal Meeting ticket!
The full festival billing is as follows (in alphabetical order): More...
This weekend's Bloodstock Open Air Festival will be streamed live over at this location, or by simply watching it in the player here:
The schedule of acts set to be streamed live is as follows (all times are BST):
Friday, August 8th:
Bloodshot Dawn - 11.00am
Entombed AD - 12:00
Primordial - 13.05
Flotsam & Jetsam - 14:10
Prong - 15.20
Triptykon - 16.35
Dimmu Borgir - 19.30
Down - 21:15
Saturday, August 9th:
Evil Scarecrow - 11.00am
Shining - 12.00
Decapitated - 13:05
Orphaned Land - 14.10
Lacuna Coil - 16.35
Children of Bodom - 17.55
Carcass - 19.40
Emperor - 21:30
Sunday, August 10th:
Arthemis - 11.00am
Aborted - 12.00
ReVamp - 13.05
Biohazard - 14.10
Obituary - 16.35
Amon Amarth - 19.30
Megadeth - 21.15 More...
It appears the Brutal Fest has been cancelled, with several bands posting messages online stating the event is cancelled and they weren't ever paid. A sampling of posts can be seen below.
Dawn of Demise: "Brutal Fest has been cancelled. The promoter is a lying bastard cuntfuck idiot loser who has stolen peoples money and so on. Aborted and Aeon have also cancelled, and if you look at their updates you can see that they also are pretty pissed..."
Aborted: "Due to the unprofessional and fraudulent acts of the promoter of brutal fest. Aborted officially cancel our appearance at this event. We hope the promoter gets what he deserves and everyone who bought tickets get their money back. See you all in Aarschot with Exhumed and Origin this November instead!"
Aeon: "Due to an unprofessional and fraudulent act of the promotor AeoN is canceling the show at Brutal Fest in Hasselt. We really hope that everyone who has bought a ticket will get the money back. See you all on the Cannibal Corpse tour."
The festival's official Facebook profile was recently updated with the following message:
"Dear [eople, as you have heard recently Brutal Fest 2014 will be cancelled.
"I can't continue any longer with this event due medical reasons and that's probably the main reason for the cancellation.
"There are a lot of speculations / gossip / lies said the last days in the social media but also in the newspapers. It doesn't mean that something is written in a newspaper that it is automatically true.
"Tickets: We received some messages about tickets that where never arrived. People who bought a ticket normally received a mail with more information about a cash back.
"We (I am) (are) sincerely sorry for the mistakes that were made. People with questions can send a mail to:firstname.lastname@example.org." More...
The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very happy to welcome Asphyx, Carach Angren, Cripper, and Funeral Whore to lineup for this year's edition, set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
At The Gates
One Tail, One Head
The Vision Bleak
The final bands have now been announced for this year's edition of the Bloodstock Festival, which takes place from August 7th - 10th (get ticket info and other details over here). The organizers of the festival comment:
"The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals have rocked to a conclusion and some more lucky young bands are joining the New Blood stage at Catton Park next month, plus there's a few last additions for the Sophie and Jagermeister stages.
"Balls Deep bring their trad groove metal to the Sophie Lancaster stage. The Brit outfit have been busy honing their ‘Pro-Pain cut with Black Sabbath’ sound, coming on like the bastard sons of Pantera and classic heavy metal.
"Over on the Jagermeister stage, female-fronted power metallers Aceldama will be impressing allcomers with their high octane performance and audience interaction, while New Blood stage stoner rocker’s Resin will be offering an additional acoustic spin on their new material.
"Meanwhile, the New Blood stage welcomes the last clutch of winners from the last batch of M2TM roadshow finals. Goat Leaf bring their doom groove from the Sheffield heats, Oakhaart’s tech death noise hails from Gloucestershire, impressing judges at the Bristol event, Sinpathetic grace us with their death metal from the Preston night, Eradikator’s thrash metal won out in Birmingham, and lastly but not least, Cacodaemonic's unholy, neo-classical infused death metal represents Nottingham."
The full 2014 festival lineup will be as follows: More...
Aborted has launched a brand new video clip for the song "The Extirpation Agenda." Check it out in the player below.
"The Extirpation Agenda" was directed by Phil Berridge at Creative Media Junkie and captures the vibe or Aborted's latest album "The Necrotic Manifesto" (reviewed here), which was released by Century Media on April 28th and charted in United States, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France.
Aborted will return to the European club stages in November/December, teaming up with Origin, Exumed, as well as label mates Miasmal for the "Hell over Europe" tour. Catch Aborted live on these dates: More...
The work of JRR Tolkien has long been a favorite muse of rock and metal artists. This year's Bloodstock bands Megadeth, Amon Amarth, and Dimmu Borgir all have used Tolkien references in their work, along with many others (Nightwish, Gorgoroth and even the likes of Led Zeppelin to name but a few).
Now Bloodstock’s co-founder, fantasy artist Paul Raymond Gregory, is thrilled to bring the two themes together and launch a major art exhibition at Bloodstock this year.
Christened the Rock and Metal (RAM) Gallery, the exhibition is to be a permanent addition to the festival and will provide a showcase for a changing selection of rock-related art and memorabilia. Paul Raymond Gregory’s extensive body of work includes many famous album sleeves and monolithic pieces inspired by the writings of JRR Tolkien. Paul’s first ever album cover commission was in 1984 for Saxon’s "Crusader," so launching the RAM Gallery on the 30th anniversary of Paul’s artistic debut in the metal world is fitting indeed.
This year’s first showing will include all the original Bloodstock festival artwork, going right back to the first indoor event in 2001, plus a wide range of Paul’s album art including the sleeve of Saxon’s latest release "Sacrifice." Representing Paul’s Tolkien work, there will also be a large triptych inspired by The Silmarillion opus (from whence Marillion derived its name). The painting will be mounted in a bespoke hand-carved frame created by framer John Davis. Although John has framed much of Paul’s other work, the triptych features the first frame actually designed by Paul himself. In addition, Paul will be signing copies of his book "Beyond Time And Place," which showcases artwork from the breadth of his career.
The exhibition will also include a small selection of bespoke handmade guitars created by young artist/musician Cynosure who is working to re-define the guitar, not just as a functional instrument, but as a working, playable piece of art.
The current Bloodstock Festival 2014 lineup is shaping up as follows: More...