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NECRONOMICON Completing Mixing Sessions For New Album

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based black/death metallers NECRONOMICON have issued the following update: After X-mas and the massive drinking and eating season, NECRONOMICON's new album, 'The Return Of The Witch', is at the end of the mixing sessions, which was on hold due to an out-of-control-event that occurred before the holidays. Nonetheless, the new album is so ...

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SWASHBUCKLE, AUGURY Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST After Winning MySpace Band Contest

Montreal-based sympho/black/folk/power metal act BLACKGUARD (formerly PROFUGUS MORTIS), New Jersey's crazy pirate metal drunks SWASHBUCKLE and Canadian progressive death metallers AUGURY have been signed to Nuclear Blast Records after being selected as the winners of the label's "MySpace Band Contest." According to Nuclear Blast, there were around 3,000 artist submissions for the contest, which lasted ...

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VENGEFUL: New EP Out Now

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based band VENGEFUL has issued the following update: "After what seemed to us like ages, we are now back with some new material. Our new EP, 'Tempted By Nightmares', features two songs from our upcoming second album ('Detention', 'Nightmare') while 'Tempted' and 'Sentenced' are re-recordings from the 'Karma' album. 'Silence' is from our ...

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NECRONOMICON: More Toronto Concert Details Revealed

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based black/death metallers NECRONOMICON will take a break from recording their new album to make a special appearance in Toronto on December 6. The concert will take place on December 6 at Reilly's Bar & Grill and will include additional performances by CRIMSON SHADOW and ADYTUM. Commented NECRONOMICON in a statement: "The band ...

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NECRONOMICON To Play Toronto In December

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based black/death metallers NECRONOMICON will take a break from recording their new album to make a special appearance in Toronto on December 6. The full lineup and venue will be announced by Altered Paradise Entertainment on November 6. NECRONOMICON is currently seeking a new label home. According to a posting on the band's ...

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TYRANTS BLOOD To Open For DISMEMBER In Vancouver

TYRANTS BLOOD, the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based metal band comprised of ex-members of BLASPHEMY, WITCHES HAMMER, INFERNAL MAJESTY, ABUSE, OMEGACROM and MECHA MESSIAH, will open for Swedish death metal veterans DISMEMBER and Quebec's AUGURY on November 7 at Vancouver's Cobalt. TYRANTS BLOOD will play brand new material from its upcoming full-length album that is due ...

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NECRONOMICON Seeking New Label Home

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based black/death metallers NECRONOMICON are currently seeking a new label home. According to a posting on the band's MySpace page, "some talks have started with some of them already but nothing as been officially decided or signed." NECRONOMICON this past spring shot a video for the new song "The Time Is Now" from ...

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AUGURY: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Canadian progressive death metal band AUGURY is currently in the studio recording its second album, "Fragmentary Evidence", for a late 2008 release. Video footage of the bass-recording sessions for "Fragmentary Evidence" can be viewed below. AUGURY will support DISMEMBER on a Canadian tour this fall. The trek is shaping up as follows: The band recently ...

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NECRONOMICON Frontman Recovering Following Car Accident

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based black/death metallers NECRONOMICON have issued the following update: "First of all, we wanna thanks those who wrote to the band concerning Rob ('The Witch'; guitar/lead vocals) car accident, we do appreciate that you care. Rob is OK, even if the car he was in as been totally destroyed in that hit-and-run accident. ...

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AUGURY To Support DISMEMBER On Canadian Tour

Canadian progressive death metallers AUGURY will support DISMEMBER on a Canadian tour this fall. The trek is shaping up as follows: Oct. 24 - Sherbrooke, QC @ Bar le Magog Oct. 25 - Chicoutimi, QC @ Bar le Bunker Oct. 26 - Quebec, QC @ L'Impérial Oct. 27 - Montreal, QC @ [to be announced] ...

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QUO VADIS, UNEXPECT, AUGURY, MARTYR Confirmed For Quebec's QUVILLON METALFEST

QUO VADIS, UNEXPECT, AUGURY and MARTYR are among the confirmed bands for the Quvillon Metalfest, set to take place July 17-19 at Centre Communautaire in Lebel-sur-Quvillon, Quebec, Canada. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Thursday, July 17: QUO VADIS (Montreal) PAROXYSM (Montreal) ARCHONS (Rouyn-Noranda) WOLVEN ANCESTRY (Sudbury) ETERNAL BURDEN (Montreal) Friday, July 18: ...

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AUGURY Announces New Album Title

Canadian progressive death metallers AUGURY have set "Fragmentary Evidence" as the title of their second album, due later in the year. In other news, the band has welcomed back its original drummer tienne Gallo, who appears on the new CD. The group says, "We look forward to working with tienne now and in the future." ...

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KATAKLYSM: Montreal, Quebec City Photos Posted Online

Canadian death metal masters KATAKLYSM ended a short Canadian trek on June 8 in Quebec City in support of their latest offering, "Prevail". As a special treat for their fans, KATAKLYSM offered one lucky metalhead a chance to win an exclusive custom design guitar that was given away at the end of their set. A ...

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KATAKLYSM Conquers Canada

Vocalist Maurizio Iacono of the Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM has issued the following update: "Well, that was one insane weekend in Canada. We did three album launches and gave away three custom Washburn guitars and what a memorable weekend it was. In over fifteen years of playing KATAKLYSM birthplace Montreal, that had to be on ...

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NECRONOMICON Seeking Actors For New Video

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based black/death metallers NECRONOMICON have issued the following update: "On May 11, we were on the set of the video clip of 'The Time Is Now' from the upcoming new album 'Return of the Witch'. So far the band is really satsified of the result and hope that you people will like it. ...

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NECRONOMICON: Mixing Sessions Delayed

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based black/death metallers NECRONOMICON recently finished recording their third album, entitled "Return of the Witch". The CD will feature guest appearances by Arianne Fleury (ex-AUGURY) and Roxanne Constantin (NEGATIVA, QUO VADIS), among others. According to the band, the mixing sessions for the album, which were originally scheduled to begin late last month, have ...

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KATAKLYSM: Canadian Record-Launch Shows Announced

Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have confirmed the following record-launch shows in their home country for their new album, "Prevail": June 06 - The Opera House - Toronto, ONT (with MARTYR) June 07 - Le Medley - Montreal, QUE (with MARTYR, AUGURY) June 08 - L'imperial - Quebec City, QUE (with MARTYR, UNEXPECT) A brand new ...

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NECRONOMICON To Begin Mixing This Month

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based black/death metallers NECRONOMICON are continuing work on their third album, entitled "Return of the Witch". The CD will feature guest appearances by Arianne Fleury (ex-AUGURY) and Roxanne Constantin (NEGATIVA, QUO VADIS), among others. Commented the band: "Solo sessions are expected to be done by April 15, if everything is OK. The album ...

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AUGURY: Footage Of Drum-Recording Sessions Available

Canadian progressive death metallers AUGURY have posted video footage of the group's original drummer Etienne Gallo laying down the drum tracks for the band's second album. Watch the three-minute clip below. Says AUGURY in a statement: "Since he fulfilled this last crucial task for us, Etienne Gallo sadly decided to leave the band. So while ...

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NECRONOMICON Continuing Work On New Album

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based black/death metallers NECRONOMICON have issued the following update: "We are happy to anounce the extras on [the third NECRONOMICON album] 'Return of the Witch' have been recorded. Extras featured include Arianne Fleury (ex-AUGURY) and Roxanne Constantin (NEGATIVA, QUO VADIS) and others. "Rob the Witch's (guitars, vocals) recovery from a throat injury is ...

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AUGURY Seeks New Drummer

Canadian progressive death metallers AUGURY have issued the following update: "We finally recorded the drum and rhythm guitar tracks for AUGURY's second album. Since he fulfilled this last crucial task for us, Etienne Gallo [the group's original drummer] sadly decided to leave the band. So while we complete the recording process, we will welcome applications ...

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VENGEFUL: Former Drummer To Fill In For Album Recording Sessions

Guitarist/vocalist Jean-Marie Leblanc from Montral's VENGEFUL has issued the following update: "We come back with refreshing news. We will re-re-record the drums for our next album in July (DETHKLOK anyone???). It's with great pleasure that we welcome back Etienne Gallo (NEGATIVA, AUGURY) as a fill-in drummer for the upcoming recordings. Most people don't know that ...

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AUGURY Guitarist's HUMANOID Solo Project Due In February

Panoptic Records, a new division of the Disconcert Music Company, has set a February 12 release date for HUMANOID's debut album, entitled "Remembering Universe". AUGURY guitarist Mathieu Marcotte's instrumental solo project, HUMANOID is an acoustic-space-metal concept with varied influences such as CYNIC, PINK FLOYD as well as OPETH and features guest appearances by Forest (AUGURY, ...

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AUGURY Begins Recording New Album

Canadian progressive death metallers AUGURY have entered the studio to begin recording their second album for a tentative spring 2008 release. The follow-up to 2004's "Concealed" will feature original drummer Etienne Gallo. Commented the band: "We are currently in the studio to record the drum parts with Yannick St-Amand in his northern domain. Once the ...

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NEGATIVA Introduces Female Vocalist

NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitars) and Luc Lemay (guitars), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has announced the addition of new female vocalist, Roxanne Constantin, who has worked with QUO VADIS and AUGURY. Commented Hurdle: "With her emotional voice, her love and ...

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MISERY INDEX, NEURAXIS, QUO VADIS: Photos From TROIS-RIVIÈRES METALFEST Available

Photographer/writer Fred Laroche of Capital of Metal has posted a photo gallery from this past weekend's Trois-Rivières Metalfest, which took place November 2-3 at Bâtisse Industrielle in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. Commented Capital of Metal's Alain "Creepin' Death" Gagnon: "Seeing the event growing bigger and bigger as well as more prestigious, the organizers came up ...

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