> It’s official, DOWN have set “III – Over The Under” as the title to their next album, due out on the Independent Label Group on September 25th.
> DEMIRICOUS have titled their upcoming album “Two (Poverty)” due to be released via Metal Blade October 2nd.
> Israeli band ORPHANED LAND has announced that they parted ways with drummer Avi Diamond.
> SACRED REICH have announced that their performance at the Wacken Open Air Festival earlier this year was filmed. The band suggests there may be a possible DVD made from the filming.
> HATE ETERNAL have gained a new second guitarist in the form of Shaune Kelley. Erik Rutan had this to say:
“Shaune and I played together in for RIPPING CORPSE for over 5 years before my involvement in MORBID ANGEL and HATE ETERNAL, and have been friends for over 20 years. I am totally ecstatic to have Shaune in the band and recreate a guitar team that always connected on all fronts. Shaune’s contribution to the new record will be tremendous as well as touring that will follow. It will be the first time HATE ETERNAL will actually be a four piece live band, due to other situations never working out. Rehearsals have been amazing jamming with Alex, Jade, and Shaune for the last couple of months at Mana Studios. The new songs are finished and sounding awesome! We have spent much more time on the preparation of this new album on all fronts compared to our past releases and the results have provided a much more focused and deeper layered results (more solos, yes!). We start recording the drums on August 21st and then following through, finishing by mid-October for an early 2008 Metal Blade release.”
> PSYOPUS needs a new bass player, and have an extensive list of what they’re looking for in an individual looking to play with them:
– Preferably live in the northern eastern coast.
– Able and willing to tour roughly 9 months out of the year.
– A general knowledge of music theory.
– Minimal financial responsibilities (living with ‘rents is a plus).
– At least five strings on your bass and relatively professional gear.
– A high energy stage presence.
– A willingness to be away from home for a lengthy duration of time to work on new material in the Rocheser, NY, Buffalo, NY and Richmond, VA areas.
– A willingness to be in upstate New York days before tour for rehearsal purposes.
– A hard working, disciplined playing ethic.
– A descent tapping technique will be needed.
If you would like to audition for the band, here’s how:
a) e-mail us at [email protected]
b) send us some video footage of you at your best via
– a www.youtube.com link or similar
– a VHS, DVD, or miniDVD copy of your playing to
PO Box 354
Penfield, NY 14526
c) send us your name, age, what city you live in and contact phone number
d) send us any other facts you think we should consider (bands you’ve been in, touring done, experience you’ve had, etc.)