MASS INFECTION Return with “For I Am Genocide” April 1 on Comatose Music‏

Greek death dealers MASS INFECTION prepares to dominate the death metal scene in 2014 with their new, highly-anticipated full-length album, For I Am Genocide. This is the follow up to their 2009 release The Age of Recreation.

MASS INFECTION has crushed skulls with their precision brutality since 2003. They have certainly proven to be a supreme force with their skillful and technical style of catchy death metal. Mass Infection is strongly influenced by bands like Deeds of Flesh, Hate Eternal and Severe Torture… so you can expect a blistering assault of barbaric insanity!

1. Praised By All the Entities
2. The Scourge of Living Forms
3. Hierarchy of the Highest Abomination
4. Beholding the Throne
5. Unearthly Legion
6. Maelstrom of Endless Suffering
7. Beyond Perpetuation
8. Nihilism Reigns
9. The Genocide Revealed

Tim Lambesis back in court and new trial date set.

If you’ve been following the legal proceedings for the murder-for-hire case of As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis, you may recall that Lambesis was last in court on January 15th, at which time his scheduled “readiness conference” was delayed until today, February 6th.

As such, Lambesis was back in a Vista, CA courtroom today. Unfortunately, for those of us waiting for something significant to occur, nothing noteworthy took place today. Quite simply, the next court date was set — that date is February 19th. So basically, the situation is the same as it was on January 15th: he is scheduled for a readiness conference in two weeks, at which time we may or may not see a plea deal. For what it’s worth, Lambgoat has received word that “negotations” are ongoing, which means a plea deal is still likely in the works. It’s worth nothing that Lambesis will have to pay his annual bond fee again in May. As such, it may be in his best financial interest to accept a deal beforehand. Lambesis had previously payed $160,000.

In related news, it has been confirmed that the temporary restraining order protecting Meggan Lambesis and their children was extended on January 17th. Additionally, the next hearing in the Lambesis divorce case is scheduled for April 8th in San Diego’s North County Superior courthouse.

Despite the ongoing legal troubles of band mastermind Tim Lambesis, the forthcoming Austrian Death Machine album will indeed see the light of day. The effort will hit streets on April 1st via Artery Recordings. A track from the outing can be heard below. Here’s the official word:

Artery Recordings has teamed up with Ahhnold to release Austrian Death Machine’s new record Triple Brutal. The record will hit retail stores and digital outlets on April 1st 2014. Triple Brutal was previously crowd funded on Indiegogo and had massive support. All contributors will start receiving their packages on March 28th. Austrian Death Machines previous record Double Brutal topped the scales and sold over 60,000 copies. Royalties from Triple Brutal will be going to the World Vision Charity. For more information on the charity you can go here. (

MEGADETH “Requested” NEWSTED Off Sidewave Shows?

According to Faster Louder, NEWSTED, featuring former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bass legend Jason Newsted has been kicked from the bill of MEGADETH’s Soundwave sideshows.

Embryonic Devourment Interviewed @ NAMM Show 2014

Todd Owens interviews Embryonic Devourment @ NAMM Show 2014 – Anaheim, California


Northern California’s death metal juggernauts Embryonic Devourment are back with their latest slab of progressive technical death metal, which will be released February 18 on Deepsend Records. Reptilian Agenda has forged a whole new level of brutality for the band and continues to push the boundaries of death on their third album. Mixed and mastered by Colin Davis (Vile).

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Interview with Tom Hunting of Exodus at Slims – San Francisco, California

Interview with Tom Hunting of Exodus at Slims – San Francisco, California
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Despised Icon Announce Reunion shows‏

Montreal, Canadian death metal pioneers, Despised Icon, have announced several upcoming reunion shows this Spring, this coming from their 2010 announcement that the group would be disbanding. While no album or full tour is planned, the members of the group are just happy to be back on stage performing together. Vocalist, Alex Erian comments:

It’s been over 3 years already since we played our last shows and long story short, we genuinely miss it. After a few talks and a couple of beers, we decided to get back together temporarily to play a handful of shows. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be returning to Europe in April on the Impericon Festivals in Vienna, Manchester and Cologne. To our friends in Canada and the US, we’ll have some good news for you as well in a few weeks. Thanks for sticking around with us after all these years. Can’t wait to see you all and crush the stage, one more time. Keep it brutal.
Confirmed dates thus far:

4/25/14 Vienna, AT Impericon Festival

4/27/14 Manchester, UK Impericon Festival

4/30/14 Koln, DE Impericon Festival

Having created quite a buzz with their debut album, 2002’s Consumed By Your Poison, Despised Icon’s brand of technical death infused hardcore matured and developed over the years, arguably reaching its peak with 2007’s classic, The Ills of Modern Man. The band has sold over 150,000 albums worldwide and have influenced countless number of bands in the metal and hardcore scene today.

Despised Icon disbanded in 2010 after a series of sold out farewell shows across their home country.