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Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman's WARFATHER Performs Live For First Time (Video)

WARFATHER, the new project fronted by ex-MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker (now playing guitar and singing), made its live debut on July 18 at Valhalla in Muncie, Indiana. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. WARFATHER's debut album, "Orchestrating The Apocalypse", was released on January 21 via Greyhaze Records. WARFATHER was initially ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman's WARFATHER To Release Debut Album In January

After months of secrecy spent in the crypts finalizing the details on their debut recordings, death metal horde WARFATHER finally declares its battle plans. The new full-time project fronted by ex-MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, WARFATHER was initially announced in mid-2012, but has remained otherwise virtually a mystery until now. As the finishing touches are ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY Guests On DEIMOS EP

Italian metallers DEIMOS will release their new EP, "TerminUs", on June 6. The album features guest appearances by Chris Caffery (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE) contributing a killer guitar solo to "Gates Of Babylon"; Raffo Albanese (FROM THE DEPTH, 5TH ELEMENT, E.X.S.) providing lead vocals on "Stonetears"; Antonio Pecere (BETOKEN, RAPID, FIRE) leanding his voice to all ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman STEVE TUCKER Launches WARFATHER

Greyhaze Records has announced the signing of WARFATHER, a devastating new death metal unit conceived by ex-MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker. In a statement on what metal fans are to expect from WARFATHER, Tucker stated: "This is my new band; it will be my main focus.... it is my kind of death metal." Having been ...

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HELLOWEEN/GAMMA RAY Tribute Album: Teaser Posted Online

A teaser for the upcoming tribute album to HELLOWEEN and GAMMA RAY is available in the YouTube clip below. The CD, entitled "HelloRay - A Tribute To Helloween & Gamma Ray", is due on March 26 via Epicus Records. According to a press release, "HelloRay - A Tribute To Helloween & Gamma Ray" is a ...

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TODTGELICHTER Signs With CODE666

Code666 has announced the signing of the Hamburg, Germany-based metal band TODTGELICHTER. The group's new album, "Angst", will be released on December 3 in a very special "City-Map" limited edition. The CD will also be available as a standard jewel case version. Commented the band: "After negotiations with several labels, TODTGELICHTER has just signed a ...

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ROTTEN Completes Recording GAMMA RAY Cover

Dutch death metallers ROTTEN — who feature in their ranks members of RADICAL NERVE DISTORTION, REBORN and HACKSAW — have finished recording their version of GAMMA RAY's "Leaving Hell" for an upcoming tribute album to HELLOWEEN and GAMMA RAY. The track is now being mixed by Stick. The CD, entitled "HelloRay - A Tribute To ...

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ROTTEN Preparing To Record GAMMA RAY Cover

Dutch death metallers ROTTEN — who feature in their ranks members of RADICAL NERVE DISTORTION, REBORN and HACKSAW — are about to enter the studio to record "a totally brutal and deadly version of GAMMA RAY's 'Leaving Hell' for an upcoming tribute album to HELLOWEEN and GAMMA RAY." The CD, entitled "HelloRay - A Tribute ...

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REVEREND KILL Signs With PAINKILLER RECORDS

Canadian death metallers REVEREND KILL have inked a deal with Painkiller Records (a sub-label of Apollon Entertainment UN Limited) for the release of their latest album, "His Blood Our Kill". Recorded and engineered by Joe Sikorski, the CD contains "nine tracks of groovin' Western Canadian-style death metal" and is due on September 28. The album's ...

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HELLOWEEN/GAMMA RAY Tribute Album 'HelloRay': More Details Revealed

Norway's GAIA EPICUS, Germany's KICKHUNTER (featuring HELLOWEEN bassist Markus Großkopf), Slovakia's SIGNUM REGIS (featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/GLORY singer Göran Edman) are among the bands who will appear on the forthcoming tribute album to HELLOWEEN and GAMMA RAY, "HelloRay - A Tribute To Helloween & Gamma Ray", tentatively due in late 2009 or early 2010 via ...

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SATARIEL: 'White Ink' Tentative Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have set "White Ink" as the title of their new full-length album. The CD, which will will likely feature ten new songs, "will continue in the sound of [the band's mini-CD] 'Chifra', which was released earlier this year, but probably will have a little more aggressivity and 'evil' added to it this ...

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SATARIEL: New Album Title Announced

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have set "White Ink" as the title of their new full-length album. The CD, which will will likely feature ten new songs, "will continue in the sound of [the band's mini-CD] 'Chifra', which was released earlier this year, but probably will have a little more aggressivity and 'evil' added to it this ...

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SATARIEL Joined By MEMORY GARDEN Guitarist SIMON JOHANSSON

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have announced the addition of guitarist Simon Johansson to the group's ranks. "Simon is no stranger [to SATARIEL], as he did some fabulous guest guitar solos on SATARIEL's previous full-length album 'Hydra', released in 2005," the band writes in a press release. "He has since then remained a friend, and when Mikael ...

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SATARIEL Parts Ways With Guitarist

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have parted ways with guitarist Mikael Granqvist. According to the band, Granqvist made the decision to leave SATARIEL because he no longer felt inspired to keep playing the guitar. SATARIEL has already secured a replacement guitarist in the shape of a well-known musician who has previously played with "some other great bands." ...

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SATARIEL: 'Chifra' Mini-CD Sees Light Of Day

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have finally released their long-awaited new mini-CD, "Chifra", via Pulverised Records. The CD was mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESSHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Magnus Alakangas at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden and features artwork and layout by Pär Johansson. Lyrically, the CD is said to be "a sort of ending ...

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SATARIEL: 'Hogtied Angel' Video Posted Online

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have posted their video for the song "Hogtied Angel" at YouTube. The track comes off the group's forthcoming mini-CD, entitled "Chifra", due later in the year via Pulverised Records. The CD was mixed by was mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESSHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Magnus Alakangas at Dug-Out ...

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SATARIEL Completes Work On New EP: Audio Available

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have completed work on their new mini-CD, entitled "Chifra", for a late summer release in Europe and Asia via Pulverised Records. A U.S. release for the effort has yet to be announced. The CD was mixed by was mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESSHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Magnus Alakangas at ...

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DEATH IN THE FOREST Festival: Photos Posted Online

Return to the Pit has uploaded several hundred photos from the Death In the Forest festival, which took place Saturday (May 20) at Club Speed in New York City. Included in the batch are pictures from the following artists: ALL HEAVENS BURN (30 pics) ANAL CUNT (53 pics) BLOOD THRONE (50 pics) CALMSITE (56 pics) ...

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SATARIEL Putting Finishing Touches On New Mini-CD

Swedish metallers SATARIEL are putting the finishing touches on their new mini-CD, tentatively titled "Chifra", for a spring release in Europe and Asia via Pulverised Records. A U.S. release for the effort has yet to be announced. Once again, the group used producer Daniel Bergstrand and Dug-Out Studios (IN FLAMES, MESSHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) in ...

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SATARIEL Sign With PULVERIZED RECORDS For New EP Release

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have inked a deal with Pulverized Records to release a mini-CD containing four brand new tracks. The recordings for the effort will begin on February 16. More details will be made available soon. SATARIEL's third album, "Hydra", has just received its long-awaited U.S. release via Candlelight Records. The group, whose music is ...

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SATARIEL Confirm North American Release Date For 'Hydra'

SATARIEL's third album, "Hydra", will receive its long-awaited U.S. release on February 7, 2006, according to a posting on the band's web site. The group, whose music is being described as "a mix between CANDLEMASS and early IN FLAMES," recorded the CD at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, ...

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SATARIEL: New Song Available For Download

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have uploaded a full-length MP3 of the track "Vengeance Is Hers" at this location. "Vengeance Is Hers" comes off the group's recently released third album, "Hydra", available now on Cold/Regain Records. The group, whose music is being described as "a mix between CANDLEMASS and early IN FLAMES," recorded the CD ...

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SATARIEL: Release Date Set For 'Hydra'

Cold/Regain Records has set a June 27 European release date for the new third album from Swedish metallers SATARIEL, entitled "Hydra". The group, whose music is being described as "a mix between CANDLEMASS and early IN FLAMES," recorded the CD at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) ...

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SATARIEL Finish Mixing New Album

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have finished mixing their third album, "Hydra", for a late June release via Cold/Regain Records. The group, whose music is being described as "a mix between CANDLEMASS and early IN FLAMES," recorded the CD at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) and Örjan Örnkloo ...

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