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SLAYER: 'Repentless' Cover Artwork Unveiled
16 Jun 2015

The cover artwork for SLAYER's eleventh studio album, "Repentless", can be seen below. The CD will be released on September 11 via Nuclear Blast.

The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco in collaboration with the band's Tom Araya and Kerry King.

"We had a number of submitted ideas for the cover artwork," said Araya, "and we felt Marcelo's was the best. We made some suggestions and the result is an awesome album cover."

The "Repentless" title track will be available digitally virtually everywhere around the globe this Friday, June 19.

"'Repentless' is my Jeff [Hanneman] tribute," said King. "I call it the 'HannemAnthem.' It's my per ...
DAVID VINCENT: 'I Have Not Left MORBID ANGEL Nor Have I Been Asked To Do So'
16 Jun 2015

MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist David Vincent has released the following statement:

"I am aware of Trey Azagthoth's [MORBID ANGEL guitarist] announcement of a collaboration with Steve Tucker on new music. However, the inference that I have left MORBID ANGEL is incorrect. To be clear, I have not left MORBID ANGEL nor have I been asked to do so."

Azagthoth released a statement earlier today saying that he was "excited to announce that Steve Tucker and I are working together again for MORBID ANGEL and the next record will certainly be an amazingly sick World Beater!"

Tucker added in post on his Facebook page: "Yes! It is true. I am happy to announce that Trey and ...
AMORPHIS To Release 'Under The Red Cloud' Album In September
15 Jun 2015

Finnish masters of melancholic metal AMORPHIS will release their new album, "Under The Red Cloud", on September 4 via Nuclear Blast.

States AMOPRHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen: "The album is titled 'Under The Red Cloud' and the artwork is done by Valnoir Mortasonge. Valnoir is well known from his works for LAIBACH, PARADISE LOST, WATAIN, BEHEMOTH and many more. It was a great pleasure to work with him as he [captured] the lyrical topics really well. Colors and details describe the music perfectly."

He continues: "'Under The Red Cloud' is produced by Jens Bogren, who did amazing job with the album. There's a lot's of elements in the songs but every note and element is in p ...
OBITUARY Releases 'Violence' Animated Music Video
15 Jun 2015

Death metal legends OBITUARY have released an animated music video for the track "Violence" from their most recent album, "Inked In Blood". The video, which was animated and directed by Balázs Gróf, can be seen below.

Commented OBITUARY: "We had a blast creating the idea for the video and to watch Balázs animate us was a very cool experience.

"In the world of modern technology, it is easy to shoot a music video with a camera crew and high-tech video equipment but we wanted something different. Something we hope the fans enjoy and understand that OBITUARY, though we are the godfathers of Florida death metal, don't take themselves too seriously and enjoy having fun.
15 Jun 2015

Florida death metallers MORBID ANGEL have once again parted ways with bassist/vocalist David Vincent and have reunited with Steve Tucker (pictured).

Says MORBID ANGEL guitarist Trey Azagthoth: "I'm excited to announce that Steve Tucker and I are working together again for MORBID ANGEL and the next record will certainly be an amazingly sick World Beater!"

MORBID ANGEL is also believed to have split with drummer Tim Yeung, who joined the band in 2010 as the replacement for the group's longtime drummer, Pedro "Pete" Sandoval, so that Pete could recover from surgery for a disc prolapse. A replacement drummer has not yet been announced.

After starting out as voca ...
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25 Dec 2014

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Reviewers returning
21 Jul 2014

This week we are very happy to welcome back Kyle and Thomas into the Metalreviews family! Their comeback reviews are already up with this week's update. Good to have you back, guys!

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THE HAUNTED: 'Exit Wounds' Album Details Revealed
01 Jul 2014

Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED will release their new album, "Exit Wounds", on August 25 in Europe and September 2 in North America via Century Media. The CD was once again recorded with the band's longtime producer Tue Madsen at Denmark's Antfarm Studio (DARK TRANQUILLITY, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SICK OF IT ALL) and features THE HAUNTED's revamped lineup: founding members Jonas Björler (bass) and Patrik Jensen (guitar) along with with returning members Adrian Erlandsson (drums) and Marco Aro (vocals), and the band's latest addition, guitarist Ola Englund. TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy makes a guest appearance in the song "Trend Killer", which has been described by producer Juan Urteaga as "sick a ...
ELECTRIC WIZARD: 'Time To Die' Album Artwork Unveiled
01 Jul 2014

Visually intoxicating, uncompromisingly heavy and revered for making music and lifestyle one, ELECTRIC WIZARD will release its eighth full-length album, "Time To Die", later in the year via Spinefarm Records.

Says ELECTRIC WIZARD founding member Jus Oborn: "All of our albums in the past have had a theme — revenge, drugs, black magick — and the theme of this one is death. Of course, death to us really means rebirth, so this album is a manifestation of a very primal occult belief in the final sacrifice.

"We have gone full circle — it was inevitable, but we had to do it. We had to kill the band so we could be reborn. It was the only way to ensure we could come back ...
CANNIBAL CORPSE: New Song 'Sadistic Embodiment' Available For Streaming
01 Jul 2014

Death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE will release their new album, "A Skeletal Domain", on September 16 via Metal Blade Records.

The CANNIBAL CORPSE collective — vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, bassist Alex Webster, guitarists Pat O'Brien and Rob Barrett and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz — approaches each recording session with a honed and precise vision of a band in their third decade of existence. With this new entry to their extensive catalog, they've switched gears, opting to work with producer Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DEVILDRIVER) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida, after having tracked their previous three outings ("Kill", "Evisceration Plague", " ...