Quick Hits & Clips: Hellfire Festival, The Cold Existence, Adam Arcuragi, Rise Against, Alberta Cross, Marduk

posted August 24, 2009

  • Cancer Bats, Katatonia, Electric Eel Shock and Ted Maul have all been added to the line-up for the next Hellfire Festival.
  • Pulverised Records have announced the signing of Gothenburg death metallers The Cold Existence. Said Pulverised A&R manager Calvin Chiang, "The Cold Existence approached us some time ago and what we heard on their latest album Sombre Gates totally caught us off guard! We have confidence that the third full-length will slay everything else they have done in the past!" The band's upcoming studio album will be recorded at Andy LaRocque's (King Diamond) Sonic Train Studios later this year with producer Peter Laustsen. The record is expected to hit streets in early 2010.The material written thus far is reportedly "very fast and brutal and will be the best album by this band yet."
  • Philadelphia's Adam Arucragi will release "I Am Become Joy" on September 8, 2009. The albums features eleven songs and contributions from members of These United States, BC Camplight, War on Drugs and Dawn Landes.
  • Rise Against have posted yet another webisode. Writes the band. "We're off in Europe right now doing the festival circuit, but we just got footage back from our summer show in Philadelphia. Definitely a tour highlight, we played outside at Festival Pier along the river this summer while on tour with Rancid. We barely managed to finish most of the set before the sky opened up and poured rain on the 5000 fans who were barely phased by it. Once again we passed out cameras to a handful of people in the crowd, and here's what they came back with. Thanks Philly !"
  • Alberta Cross has just released a music video for their song "ATX" off their debut album "Broken Side of Time," due out September 22nd on ATO Records.
  • Marduk's eleventh studio album, "Wormwood," will be unleashed to the masses on October 13, 2009, in the US (September 24th in Europe). Check out the album trailer here and cover art.