Friday, April 6, 2012

EXUMER Stream Fire & Damnation In Its Entirety On

German Thrashers EXUMER have partnered up with Stereokiller to provide a special, limited stream of their new album Fire & Damnation. The album can be heard now HERE between Friday, April 6th and April 13th! 

Fire & Damnation is released in Germany / Austria / Switzerland today, April 06, on Metal Blade Records and will be unleashed worldwide April 9th in Europe/UK and April 10th in North America.

Vocalist Mem Von Stein addresses the fans: "It's been a wild ride for the past 27 years since we first formed the band, and it's been even a crazier ride for the past 4 since we decided to reform EXUMER

But here we are, stronger and wiser, and still with the same mission in mind: to create some of the most intense thrash metal on the planet! It's been a long wait for us and for you, the fans, but we hope the wait was well worth it! 

Our first album in 25 years drops in Germany today - where the ride began in 1985 -, and also in Austria and Switzerland. As always we want to thank you for standing with us throughout all these years!

We will see you on tour, but until then enjoy Fire & Damnation! SPREAD THE FIRE!!"

Exumer have been confirmed to headline the "Metal on the Rocks" Festival in Mexico City on May 4th, 2012. The festival will also feature U.S. based MORBID SAINT, INQUISITION from Colombia, Mexican act RAGNELL and others. Exumer were slated to play in Mexico in December 2010, but were not able to travel due problems with the local promoters at the time. Two additional shows in Mexico have been added on May 5th and 6th, making it a total of three events for Exumer in the country!

Mem Von Stein comments: "We were devastated when we learned that we were not able to play those shows in Mexico in 2010. It was the first time in our career that we had to cancel a series of live shows in a country that has some of the most loyal and devoted metal fans on the planet. 

We hope that we can make it up to the fans this time around and are proud to premier a brand new live set that will include songs from our brand new album Fire & Damnation, for the very first time in Mexico!"

EXUMER Tour Dates 2012
05/04 Mexico City, MX - Metal on the Rocks Festival
05/05 San Luis Potosi, MX - TBA
05/06 Guadalajara, Mexico - TBA
05/12 Essen, Germany - Zeche Carl, Evil Horde Festival w/ Napalm Death

South American Damnation Tour w/ Artillery
05/30 Buenos Aires, AR - Asbury Club
05/31 Santiago, CL - Teatro Caupolicán w/ Decapitated, Apocalyptica and Marduk
06/01 Belo Horizonte, BR - Music Hall
06/02 São Paulo, BR - Hangar 110
06/03 Recife, BR - Teatro Mauricio de Nassau
06/04 Porto Alegre, BR - Bar Opinião

EXUMER are: Matthias Kassner - Drums, H.K. - Guitars, 
Mem V. Stein - Vocals, Ray Mensh - Guitars, T. Schiavo - Bass

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Thursday, April 5, 2012


German design studio KILLUSTRATIONS, founded and operated by artist Björn Goosses, has launched its latest artworks.

One of them is the official poster for the 30th anniversary of German Thrashers SODOM, who certainly don't need to be introduced here.

The second is the cover artwork for the upcoming debut album Rebellion by TANTRUM from Sri Lanka. 

Founded in 2004, the band's style is considered Thrash Metal, with a touch of technical Death Metal and various melodic elements. Classical, Blues, Jazz & Eastern elements are also influential to the band when creating music.

The release of two singles and an EP in 2005/2006 brought the band into the public eye in Asia, but major line-up changes put the newcomers on hold for quite a while.

Now in 2012 "Tantrum is looking forward to opening the floodgates to a whole new level of music, and take Sri Lankan heavy metal to greater heights, and their journey has just begun..."

Go check 'em out and show your support!

Rebellion Track List:
1. Rebellion
2. The Holy Torment
3. Purgatory of Sinners
4. Bleeding Compassion
5. On The Edge
6. Political Paradox
7. Eternally Damned
8. Darkness Through Your Eyes
9. Final Embrace

Listen to the track On The Edge from Rebellion on Bandcamp:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

GAMA BOMB Guitarist Luke Graham Quits The Band

Irish Thrashers GAMA BOMB have issued the following news on their Facebook page today:

"It's with much sadness we announce that after 10 years Luke is parting ways with GAMA BOMB.

Says Luke: “After 10 years with GAMA BOMB I've decided to call it a day. Many thanks to my best mates in the band for all the good times and mad shit we got up to round the world. Who would’ve thought ‘Project I love Nuclear Assault’ would have taken us so far?

“Raised pints and positive gestures to all the great folk I've gotten to work with, the good friends I've made and of course I have to thank the fans for making it all possible, mad bastards every last one. Up the hoods.”

Our good pal John Roche, who has helped us out as a live guitarist over the last year, is going to step in as the band's new rhythm man. We're sure you'll help us welcome him, and to pay tribute to the brilliantness of Luke as a member of the band.

This has been a very tough decision for the whole band, but we're now ready to begin making our fourth album with John on board, Luke's blessings and the same formula for thrash we've always had. 

See you all soon.