Portland, OR metallers STONECREEP have issued a statement regarding the cancellation of the first two dates of the Storm of the Deathmarch U.S. Tour 2012. "Due to a major family emergency, we have been forced to cancel the first two dates (Portland and Eugene) of the tour. It is with extremely heavy hearts that we do so. We are currently working on make-up dates for those shows and we apologize to anybody and everybody who was planning on coming out on June 16th & 17th. The rest of the tour will continue as planned. Thanks to all for your ongoing support. Hails".
Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Amelia, Ohio. Warriors of Metal, Inc. is disappointed to announce that the Oklahoma City Speed Metal band, Forte' has been forced to cancel their appearance at this year's Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air on June 30th. In an e-mail message to the organizers on June 4th, drummer and band leader, Greg Scott stated the following:
The uncompromising old school thrash band featuring; Jonathan McCanless (guitar), Keith Davis (vocals), Shane Lucas (bass), and Ian Pasquini (drums) have created a buzz for themselves and built a strong following in their area.
Their 2011 demo "The Devil Waits" has spread through the underground rapidly and now time has come to unleash them to the rest of the world. With a sound akin to Onslaught, Demolition Hammer and the Bay Area scene, Eugenic Death stay true to their roots with determination to make it faster and more aggressive.
Bay Area cult thrashers, EPIDEMIC, are probably best known for their two classic Metal Blade Records albums, "Decameron" and "Exit Paradise", released in 1992 and 1994 respectively, but what fans have been truly clamoring for is what we present now as Pandemic: The Demo Anthology. The demos, originally released between 1987 and 1991, collectively sold an astounding 7,000 copies.
The ”Fire Walk With Me” concept presented by Amber Booking & Metal Hammer Norway has become a great success in Norway. In Norway bands such as Behemoth, Entombed, Vreid, Aura Noir, Skeletonwitch, Einherjer, Kampfar, Nekromantheon, Mongo Ninja etc have played on “Fire Walk With Me” shows.
Amber Booking and Metal Hammer Norway are proud to announce European tour vol 1 together with Rock Hard Magazine. The tour will visit 8 countries and has the spectacular Norse line up of Vreid / Einherjer & Mistur.
2011 saw the uprising of a new breed of Extreme Symphonic Metal. Saturnian are a 5 piece from the United Kingdom, proud of a country rich in metal history and ready to usher in a new age charged with its pedigree. Saturnian was formed around one main principle – to create epic and majestic music to enchant fans of all metal genres; delivered in a grand and dramatic style that could soundtrack a blockbuster movie or theatrical performance.
This is the case where an underground band that has caused fuzz around its name… not only manages to make the next step but also succeeds. Lahmia are coming from Italy and they managed to release their first demo, “An Eternal Memory”, back in 2007. A year later they released their EP “Forget Every Sunrise”, which got several great reviews from the press and helped the band gain more reputation. After almost two years, in 2010, they entered the Outer Sound studios in Rome, Italy and started working on their debut’s pre-production.
The moshing beast F.K.Ü. (Freddy Krueger’s Underwear) has signed a contract with Napalm Records! An in-depht biography of this extraordinary band is available below.
We are proud to announce that we have partnered up with the mighty Napalm Records in order to spread the message of mosh worldwide. We started off as a DIY band but have now reached the point where it is better for us to focus on the art and let someone else handle the business.
Finland's WINTERSUN have released the following update regarding their long-awaited second album:
Time for some album(s) news. Wintersun's "Time" is going to be two albums, titled "TIME I" & "TIME II". We made this decision simply because of few reasons:
- All the 80min of material won´t fit on a regular CD and we didn´t want to cut anything out.