Tag: Creative Force

Father-Daughter Grindcore Act, SOCKWEB, Sign with Monolithic Records

Sockweb, a father-daughter grindcore act has signed on with Monolithic Records and will soon be releasing their debut album Werewolves.  According to the press release from Monolithic Records: “Sockweb captured the imagination of the online heavy metal community recently when their songs “I Want Pancakes,” “Broken Glass Swan Dive,” and later “Werewolf”  (the latter of …

DOGBANE Guitarist David Ellenburg Passes Away

Dogbane has announced on their Facebook page that guitarist David Ellenburg has passed away at age 47.  The following is their statement: It is with deep regret and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dogbane guitarist David Ellenburg. David peacefully passed away, surrounded by family and close friends, on Monday July 30th, due …

Mark Reale RIOT Founder Dies

Mark Reale, founding guitarist of metal icons RIOT has sadly passed away. He had been in a coma for the past 2 weeks, and died in a San Antonio hospital, as a result of complications from Crohns Disease, which he has been suffering with for most of his life. He was 56 Mark was born in …

BODYFARM Completes Thrash-Worthy Setlist w/Self-Titled Album

In the late summer of ’09, drummer Quint Meerbeek drove guitarist/vocalist Thomas Wouters home after Thomas did a gig with his previous band in Rotterdam. Not content with the band Thomas played in at that time, he asked Quint if he was interested in forming a brand new no-nonsense death metal formation. A few days …

Fleshwrought – Navene Kopperweis (all instruments)

FLESHWROUGHT is a new two-man technical death metal band consisting of Navene Kopperweis (ANIMOSITY, ANIMALS AS LEADERS) and Jonny Davy (JOB FOR A COWBOY). Signed to Metal Blade Records, their debut full-length release, Dementia/Dyslexia, is an onslaught of pummeling death metal mixed with electronic, progressive and experimental styles of music. Kopperweis is the mastermind and …

THERION: Announce New Touring Bassist

Christofer Johnsson, the creative force behind Sweden’s genre-defying THERION, has issued the following statement: “Now that we have posted Nalle(y)’s message to the fans, I’ll give some comments on it myself. “Naturally, it may sound worrisome that there has been announced two changes in the live line-up in such a short time frame.  But the …

IMMORTAL: Artwork and Tracklisting for Live DVD/CD “The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh”

Founding figures in the birth and construction of the black metal genre and important figures in the Norwegian scene that later became the topic of mainstream press and film documentaries, IMMORTAL remain one of the most revered and esteemed black metal bands in all the world.  Many remember the shock in 2003 when — thirteen …

Burton C Bell Talks About New Line-Up & New Bands

Shannon Joy of the LA Music Blog recently conducted an interview with vocalist Burton C. Bell of Los Angeles cyber metallers FEAR FACTORY. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. LA Music Blog: “Mechanize” takes a step back to the classic FEAR FACTORY sound. Was there a conscious effort to recreate that feel …

JIMI IS ALIVE!!!

A new release, titled “Valleys of Neptune”, debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart. “Valleys of Neptune” is a collection of unreleased Jimi Hendrix studio cuts. The record is made up of 12 songs, at over an hour’s worth of tunage. About 20% of the albums sales in its debut week were in a …

Otep Shamaya Poses for PETA2’s “I’m A Vegetarian”

OTEP’s lead singer and creative force, Otep Shamaya, is the latest metal chick to pose for peta2’s I’m a Vegetarian ad series. Otep Shamaya, lead vocalist OTEP, speaks out about the cruelty of the meat industry with her new peta2, PETA’s youth division, I’m a Vegetarian ad. With the intriguing ad, Otep tells fans, “My …

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