HYPOCRISY’s New Album, A Taste of Extreme Divinity, out November 3rd

Sweden’s HYPOCRISY have set A Taste of Extreme Divinity as the title of their new album, due November 3rd in North America (and October 23rd in Europe). The album features artwork by Necrolord, known for his classic album covers for DISSECTION, EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, more.

Mainman Peter Tägtgren commented on the new album: “I’m at the end of the recording and mixing; a few songs left to sing on. The rest are done mixing-wise. It’s just been too busy with touring and recording bands, and I didn’t wanna burn myself out totally. We’re happy [with] the result so far; it’s got everything a HYPO album should have in our own point of view.”

Check out band’s official MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/hypocrisy

Preview New CANDLEMASS in its Entirety

King of the Grey Islands, the first CANDLEMASS album to feature new singer Robert Lowe (SOLITUDE AETURNUS), has been made available for streaming on MP3.com through July 17th, the day of its release. The album was recorded at the famed Polar Studios (LED ZEPPLIN, ABBA) in Sweden and mixed by Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN). Go here to listen to the album: http://www.mp3.com/artist/candlemass/summary/

Lowe replaced Messiah Marcolin earlier in the year.

CELTIC FROST: The Emperor’s Return

The evolution and development of extreme music would not be where it is today without the revolutionary, forward thinking of Switzerland’s CELTIC FROST. Not only did they help shape death and black metal in its earliest stages as well as provide a profound influence on hardcore, they arguably created the blueprints for which all avant-garde metal would follow years later. After a decade plus in perpetual slumber, CELTIC FROST made a mighty return in their darkest album yet, Monotheist. However, the return of the band was a very tough and hard fought road as APESHIT learned after meeting up with vocalist/guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior) before one of their shows during the first half of their U.S. tour.

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