RED FANG To Release New Album In The Fall

RED FANG return this fall with their as-yet-untitled third studio album on Relapse Records. The Portland-based group is currently in the studio finishing the disc with the producer Chris Funk (DECEMBERISTS) and mixer Vance Powell (THE WHITE STRIPES, RACONTEURS, KINGS OF LEON). This same team worked on RED FANG's last album, "Murder The Mountains", tagged by NPR as "a sleeker style of riff-heavy metal" (April 2011) and Alternative Press magazine as "a near masterpiece of tangled tar pit riffs and whisky-and-bong-hit vocals" (April 2011). Comments the band: "We're hyper excited about this new album. The basic tracks are like rabid monkeys we're wrangling at Type Foundry in our hometown of Portland. Producer Chris Funk has almost been amputated twice. Surprise guests abound! We're in the final moments before all systems are go on this sucker. Dig people!"

ANVIL: Entire ‘Hope In Hell’ Album Available For Streaming

"Hope In Hell", the new album from Canadian metal legends ANVIL, can be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Due on May 27 in Europe and May 24 in Germany on SPV/Steamhammer, the follow-up to 2011's "Juggernaut Of Justice" will be available in four different formats: as a limited-edition digipak including two bonus tracks, as a jewel case CD, double gatefold colored vinyl LP and as a digital download. These are the first cuts featuring ANVIL's new bassist Sal Italiano, who joined the band a year ago. "We're really happy with Sal. His style is powerful and amazingly imaginative," says ANVIL guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow, who composed the entire album along with drummer Robb Reiner. "It's a little as if we'd enlisted Steve Harris." "Hope In Hell" was written and recorded following an 18-month world tour which took ANVIL around the globe. "We hadn't expected this kind of extensive tour when we brought out 'Juggernaut Of Justice'," Kudlowconfesses. "Time just flew by. I could hardly believe it when I found myself in the studio again after the tour, ready to work on the next album. The reactions to 'Juggernaut Of Justice' and the shows had been so positive that we had plenty of ideas and inspiration for new material."

SATYRICON: New Album Recordings ‘Coming To An End’

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON recently entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a late 2013 release. The band's frontman, Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven, states in a new online posting: "The recording is coming to an end. Next week will be the last before the mix. Finally some light at the end of the tunnel after almost four months of recording! Right now I am just looking forward to share this with you and see what you think. It will be a while though, but it will be worth it. I am sure." SATYRICON's new CD will feature a guest appearance by Sivert Høyem, the Norwegian singer best known as the vocalist of the rock band MADRUGADA.


Los Angeles-based, occult-themed, female-fronted traditional heavy metal band HUNTRESS will release its sophomore album, "Starbound Beast", on June 28 in Europe and on July 2 in North America via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED,MUNICIPAL WASTE). The cover artwork for the CD will once again be created by Vance Kelly (THE SWORD, GRAVEYARD, HIGH ON FIRE,PENTAGRAM, ALICE IN CHAINS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEATH ANGEL), who previously worked on the group's debut album, last year's"Spell Eater". "Starbound Beast" will include the track "I Want to Fuck You to Death", which was co-written for HUNTRESS singer Jill Janus by legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

TROUBLE Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

"The tracks are with the legendary Bill Metoyer who worked with us on'The Skull' and 'Trouble'. Tones are sounding killer. Vocals great. Drums rock solid. "We're looking at a summer release date and will announce all of the details when the information is available. While that happens, work is being done on the album artwork which is looking incredible. We're also developing our new website and if that wasn't enough, some new merchandise items as well. "So, with all of this going on, we do our best to stay in touch and apologize if we miss some questions and emails sent to us. Thanks again for all of your patience and support and know that we're working hard to deliver." TROUBLE announced in February 2012 that it recruited Kyle Thomas as the band's new singer following the departure of the group's frontman of the previous four years, Kory Clarke (of WARRIOR SOUL fame).

CARCASS Inks Deal For New Album

Reactivated British extreme metal legends CARCASS inked a deal last Thursday (May 9) with an as-yet-undisclosed label for the release of their comeback album, "Surgical Steel". The CD was mixed by Andy Sneap(MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY) to mix its comeback album, "Surgical Steel", after the project's producer, Colin Richardson(FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, NAPALM DEATH, SLIPKNOT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE), quit the project two weeks into the mixing process. During a March 2013 concert at the Underworld in London, CARCASSbassist/vocalist Jeff Walker claimed that Richardson walked away from the mix in order to work on the new TRIVIUM album. CARCASS' first studio LP since 1996's "Swansong" will feature guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"One Of Us Is The Killer", the fifth full-length album from the New Jersey-based "mathcore" act THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, is available for streaming in its entirety at Pitchfork. The CD will be released on May 14 through the band's own Party Smasher Inc., in partnership withSumerian Records in North America. Party Smasher's partnership withBMG covers the rest of the world, including licensing deals with Grind House for Japan and Remote Control in Australia.

LEAVES’ EYES Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY— is mixing its new album, "Symphonies Of The Night", for a late 2013 release via Napalm Records. The CD is being produced by Liv's husband,ATROCITY singer and LEAVES' EYES co-vocalist Alexander Krull, at hisMastersound Studio in Germany. Commented Liv: "We have taken a great inspirational step since the production of 'Meredead', both sound-wise and vocal-wise.

SOIL: New Album Title Revealed

On April 29, Paul Michaels of the 105.9 The Hog radio station in Janesville, Wisconsin conducted an interview with bassist Tim King of Chicago heavy rockers SOIL. During the chat, King revealed the title of the band's new album, which is due in August: "Whole", signifying that SOIL is "whole" again. SOIL's new CD is being recording with longtime producer Ulrich Wild. The band recently worked on 13 songs in pre-production with engineer Don Byczynski at BOTA Studio in Lake In The Hills, Illinois.