Heavy Metal News – April 15, 2013

CHAOSTAR: Another New Song Available For Streaming

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“Sorrow Descending”, a brand new song from CHAOSTAR, the band led by SEPTICFLESH guitarist Christos Antoniou, can be streamed using theSoundCloud widget at this location. The track comes off CHAOSTAR’s fourth album, “Anomima”, which will be released on May 10 in Europe and May 14 in North America via Season Of Mist. The limited-edition version of the CD will come with a bonus DVD entitled “Anomimata”.

“Anomima” will feature guest appearances by David Vincent (MORBID ANGEL) and Fernando Ribeiro (MOONSPELL).

The cover artwork was designed by Metastazis and can be seen below.

Commented Christos: “David narrates the prologue of the most vicious song on the album, shading his dark and imposing shadow over the band’s music. I consider that cooperation as one of the most representative of CHAOSTAR’s new work. A tragic heroine taken from the ancient Greek tragedies meets the devilish power of the unsurpassable voice of Mr. Vincent.”

With regards to Ribeiro’s involvement with the CD, Antoniou said, “His deep gothic voice will give a completely powerful atmosphere to a duet.”

CHAOSTAR’s current lineup is as follows:

Christos Antoniou: Composer/Synths
Androniki Skoula: Vocals
Fotis Benardo: Percussion
George Diamandopoulos: Traditional Instruments
Charalampos Paritsis: Electric Violin
John Thermos: Synths

After the independent release of their first record, “The Underworld”(2000), CHAOSTAR signed a deal with the French label Holy Records, which issued the “Chaostar” (2000), “Threnody” (2001) and “The Scarlet Queen” (2004) albums, as well as the compilation“Underworld” (2007).

When SEPTTICFLESH returned from a self-imposed creative break with their highly successful album “Communion” (2008) on Season Of Mist,Christos also revived CHAOSTAR and placed his trust in the same label.


AMON AMARTH: Title Track Of New Album Available For Free Download

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

The title track of “Deceiver Of The Gods”, the forthcoming ninth studio album from Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH, is available for streaming and free download using the widget at this location.

“Deceiver Of The Gods” will be released this summer via Metal Blade Records. The CD was helmed by British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with (MEGADETHEXODUSMACHINE HEADARCH ENEMY and ACCEPT. The cover artwork for the effort, which will feature a guest appearance by former CANDLEMASS singer Messiah Marcolin, can be seen below.

Comments AMON AMARTH: “The cover depicts the last battle between the Gods and Loki who arrives at Vigridr field accompanied by the army of the dead during Ragnarok, the end of the world.”

Regarding AMON AMARTH’s decision to work with Sneap after utilizingJens Bogren for the band’s last three studio efforts (2006’s “With Oden On Our Side”, 2008’s “Twilight Of The Thunder God” and 2011’s“Surtur Rising”), AMON AMARTH guitarist Olavi Mikkonen told Decibelmagazine, “We were looking for a change, and Andy has been in our thoughts for some years now. After meeting with him, we felt a good connection. We think this is going to be a ripper.”

AMON AMARTH’s eighth studio album, “Surtur Rising”, sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD,“Twilight of the Thunder God”, opened with more than 11,000 copies back in 2008 to land at No. 48.


HATE Bassist Suffered Cardiac Arrhythmia, Says Autopsy Report

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Bassist Slawomir “Mortifer” Archangielskij of Polish extreme metallersHATE died in his sleep on April 6 after suffering from a cardiac arrhythmia. The 27-year-old suffered from an irregular heartbeat and died of natural causes, according to a posting on the band’s Facebookpage. The group adds: “It is also known that Slawek suffered from asthma and had problems with breathing whilst asleep (obstructive sleep apnea).”

Says HATE: “His family would like to thank everybody who helps and supports them in this tragic moment with the following words:

“We would like to thank for sympathy, love and any kind of support that we have been given by Slawek’s friends from the bands HATE,NAUMACHIA and SALTUS. We also would like to thank the bandHYPOCRISY for their attitude and support, which is very much appreciated. Great thanks to all kind people in Poland and all over the world whose moving goodwill helps us so much in this hard moment.

“We inform that the last farewell to Slawek will take place on April 16th in Cmentarz Polnocny (Wolka Weglowa) at 11.30 in hall B. Between 12.15 and 12.45 Slawek’s body will be shown in the Farewell Hall. His ashes will be buried on 17th April at Czerniakowski Cemetary in Sadyba (Warsaw).”

Quality video footage of HATE’s March 31 performance at Effenaar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands can be seen at this location (courtesy of“letthedeathmetalflow”).

Archangielskij joined HATE in January 2007 and appeared on 2010’s“Erebos” and 2013’s “Solarflesh” albums.

HATE’s “Solarflesh” CD was released in North America on February 5 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2010’s “Erebos” was recorded atSound Division Studio in Warsaw with Filip “Heinrich” Halucha(VESANIADECAPITATED) and Arek “Malta” Malczewski(BEHEMOTH’s sound guy). The effort was mixed at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland with producers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski(DECAPITATEDVADER).


PRIMAL FEAR Putting Finishing Touches On Material For New Album

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

German metallers PRIMAL FEAR are putting the finishing touches on the material for their next studio album, to be recorded during the summer for an early 2014 release via Frontiers Records. The band states: “After collecting more than 30 song ideas, we will finally strip the list down to 12 tracks and we’re going now into the details. [We are] totally thrilled about the riffs and melodies, plus [we are in the process of] planning the recordings.”

Frontiers and PRIMAL FEAR in January announced that they have renewed their partnership for another multi-album deal, which will include two more studio releases and one live CD and DVD.

PRIMAL FEAR’s latest album, “Unbreakable”, sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 44 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Released on January 24, 2012 in the U.S. via Frontiers Records,“Unbreakable” was tracked in part at House Of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany with producer/bassist Mat Sinner and engineerAchim Köhler (EDGUYMASTERPLAN).


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