Bands like Slipknot takes pride in the fact that they protected their identity fiercely, to keep the mystery going. Even so, the band members' faces have been exposed several years ago, those masks remain as a sign of each of their alter egos. So, with new members, comes the trail of speculations about who are those new members, but in times like this with most musicians tattooed in visible parts, it makes the speculations grow closer to the truth.


It is never easy from the point of view of an editor to handle obituaries, as it is by far the toughest category to print, especially when the main subject is dying itself, in one direction or another. This morning we got the tidings of the passing of Tobias Graf, the former drum player of the German melodic death metal act, Deadlock.


Chimaira call it quits after all members but the sole founder decided to leave the band. The events of this week have surprised fans all around the world, especially after the moderate success of Chimaira’s latest album 'Crown Of Phantoms'. Apparently things just do not work that way.

Ne Oblisviscaris - 'Citadel'

Australian envisioned metallers Ne Obliviscaris have recently unveiled the secrecy lay behind their forthcoming new studio record, the highly anticipated full-length entitled 'Citadel'. Their newest offering is set to be unleashed by mythical record label, Season Of Mist on November 7th at a worldwide scale, to then follow in North America on November 11th.

At The Gates

Back in the days when death metal decided to go a bit melodic, it took the natives of Gothenburg At The Gates opened the door for other Swedes to experiment with their sound and aesthetics. This time, a little bit older and a bit wiser, after 19 years without releasing a new studio album, At The Gates will released ‘At War With Reality’ in October 28th via Century Media Records and as preparation they are giving us the artwork that you can see below.


I came across with an email this morning promoting the new EP from a band called Arcturon, which to date was pretty unknown to me. Arcturon welcomes us from Switzerland. They are presently celebrating their 10th year anniversary in the scene, besides offering us with a brand new EP release entitled 'Expect Us'.


Colombian grooving thrash metallers Patazera are one of the most remarkable acts in their country that are gearing up to burn off the stage as hard as they can at this year's edition of Rock Al Parque, which coincidences with the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the event in question.

Wacken Open Air Festival

Wacken, oh Wacken! Holy land for three days where every metaller would pilmigrate if they have the chance at least once in a lifetime. You, biggest metal festival in the world, you seem not to forget those of your followers, despite the fact they are not in person.

Dying Fetus

We are still in festival mid season, and there are still dates popping up. Dying Fetus, death metallers for excellence have added 6 weeks' worth of touring for those on the other side of the North Atlantic. Yes, Europeans, prepare yourselves for impact.

Sick Of It All

Releasing an album is always an accomplishment, hours and hours of hard work that finally capitalized in a new studio album, that is what Sick Of It All must have felt today when they announced the releasing date of their new album 'Last Act Of Defiance' which will be on September 29th in Europe, Australia and New Zeland, September 30th in North America through Century Media.


When a band makes a lot of noise, labels start checking them out, and when a band like Havok makes even more noise, it is only expected that they are invited to join to a label like Century Media. Today, Century Media proudly announced the signing of thrash metallers Havok, an announcement that foretell a even greater reach to Havok, a band that so far has been diligent in delivering blast of music to fans of thrash in the world.