Florida Metal News November 2008

X-THIRTIEN ink deal for debut album

Tampa based X-THIRTIEN have signed with Chavis Records for the release of it's debut album "You're Next" due for release in 2009. Comprised of musicians from Europe and the United States, and two years of hard work writing and recording the band's concept album will tell an epic tale of good versus evil, a man transformed into superman, in conjunction with a band transformed into a super band. X-THIRTIEN is taking the album concept and transforming it into a full-stage production and heading out on the road bringing the show to the fans. Tour dates will begin in 2009 throughout the States and may also include shows in Canada, Europe, Japan, South America and Australia.

More information can be found through the band's MySpace.

Interview with ZOLTAN of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH posted

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan "the Hun" Bathory checks in from the road to discuss the current success the band is experiencing with their debut album "The Way of the Fist". Zoltan also shares some of his most memorable experiences playing in Florida as well as future plans for the band, and his massive guitar rig!

Be sure to check out the PODCAST at this location, and thanks again to everyone who helped put together this interview!

EQUINOX releases new offering

florida black death metalCentral Florida's Black / Death metal legends EQUINOX have at long last released "As the Moon Swallows the Sun" through Grim Nocturnal Records, an offering containing all of the groups early and unreleased material as well as some extremely rare live tracks from the band's very first show at the Fern Park Station.

This release had been in the works for several years, originally be re-mastered at Suede Shoe Studios. The cover art and booklet layout was created by Craig Simpson (Usurper, Burning Inside) out of his generosity and passion for the bands music.

To get your hands on a copy, catch EQUINOX at the Haven on December 6th for Matt-n-Cammie's All Star Jam, or order one through www.GrimNocturnalRecords.com.

HELLWITCH complete recording new album

Pioneering South Florida Death Metal legends HELLWITCH have at long last wrapped up tracking for their forthcoming album through Xtreem Music. Having formed in 1984 HELLWITCH were among the first to put Florida Death Metal on the map!

Commented guitarist J.P. (x-Noir) "We've been working hard on this for close to two months now and we couldn't be happier with the production on this. There's 10 songs and for those of you who are DEATH fans, we covered 'Infernal Death'! There is going to be a second release of that with Kam Lee [former DEATH vocalist] singing on it!"

Below is a YouTube clip of the band performing "Mysteria" a track from the forthcoming album.

CANNIBAL CORPSE announce "Evisceration Plague"

Tampa's Kings of Death Metal CANNIBAL CORPSE have announce that their new release "Evisceration Plague" is to be released on February 3, 2009 via Metal Blade Records. Bassist Alex Webster comments: "In CANNIBAL CORPSE, our goal has always been to try and make each new album we record our heaviest. That goal was a bit more challenging this time since we were extremely satisfied with our last album "KILL", but we knew that by working with producer Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios again, we would be able to start at that same level of heaviness and take it even further. Now that we can hear the finished product, I would say we've been able to achieve this goal, and I think our fans will agree. "Evisceration Plague" has the best guitar sound we've ever recorded, and the entire band has never played with more precision and power. We can't wait until you all get a chance to hear the album in early 2009, because we think you'll be as happy with it as we are."

We can't wait either!

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