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Nightmarer Drum Play-Through Contest With Paul Seidel
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 16:22

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Sick Drummer Magazine and Paul Seidel of Nightmarer are pleased to bring you this play-through video contest, in cooperation with Meinl Cymbals, TAMA Drums, Evans Heads and ProMark Drumsticks.

Enter your video for your chance to win one of three amazing prizes!

  1. 14” X 6.5” TAMA Soundworks Steel Snare + 10” Nightmarer Chasm Ep (Neon Splatter Vinyl)
  2. 6 Pairs Of ProMark Sticks (Of Your Choice) + 10” Nightmarer Chasm Ep (Neon Splatter Vinyl)
  3. Meinl Cymbals Jawbreaker Practice Pad + Nightmarer Chasm Ep (Neon Splatter Vinyl)

How To Enter:

1. Film your video, using any of the resources available below for download. These include, notation, backing track, click track and GuitarPro files. Your video does not have to include the backing track or click track, but any of them can be included if you prefer. 

2. You may enter as many times as you like, but if you are under 18 we will need parental permission to include you, or send you any prize.

3. Upload your entry video to your own YouTube Channel and paste a link in the comments on our contest video here:

4. We will add each entry video to a playlist on our channel.

5. Entries must be uploaded and shared with us by May 27th at Midnight EST. Paul will review all entries and we will alert the 3 winners by YouTube message.


Click here to download all files.



Good Luck!

Nuclear Blast Signs Despised Icon!
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 18:13

For many extreme music fans, it may be hard to remember a time before Despised Icon, given the massive influence they’ve subsequently had on the genre. But when the group formed back in 2002 and released Consumed by Your Poison the same year, there was little intersection between the sounds of classic death metal and the brute force of hardcore. But Despised Icon were among the first to fully embrace the signatures of the traditional death metal formula combined with a relentless embrace of breakdowns, part of an emerging new sound.

Now Despised Icon have returned with their upcoming album entitled, Beast. The genre-defining band is fully reawakened, poised to recapture the crown with the monstrous and merciless might of their potent expression. Featuring the men responsible for most of the band’s now classic death metal catalog, Beast is a vicious commentary on the state of the world and the state of music itself.

"It's been 7 years since our last record and our batteries are fully recharged," comments the band. "The O.G. line-up is back and the new shit hits hard. You'll hear sounds of our older slammin' death metal days blended with the speed and technicality of our latest records. Cheers to everyone that has stood by us after all these years. Can't wait to unleash the Beast."

Adds Nuclear Blast head of retail Roy Culver:

"I signed Despised Iconto Century Media back in 2004 after hearing their debut record Consumed By Your Poison. The band perfected the mix of ferocious, technical death metal with a modern take on hardcore and their first record for the label, The Healing Process, broadened the minds of a whole new generation of metal heads. I love these guys and couldn’t be happier to be working with them again here at Nuclear Blast. The Icon is back!"

Check out the album teaser for Beast here. The album is tentatively scheduled for a Summer 2016 release. More info to follow soon.

Despised Icon Tour Dates:

09/04/16 - USA, Austin @ Texas Independence Festival

22/04/16 - Germany, Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle, Impericon Festival

23/04/16 - Germany, Leipzig @ Agra, Impericon Festival

24/04/16 - Germany, Trier @ Exhaus, Never Say Die! Open Air Festival

25/04/16 - Czech Rep, Prague @ Meet Factory, Never Say Die! Spring Edition

26/04/16 - Poland, Krakow @ Rotunda, Never Say Die! Spring Edition

27/04/16 - Hungary, Budapest @ Dürer Kert, Never Say Die! Spring Edition

28/04/16 - Germany, Schweinfurt @ Stattbahnhof, Never Say Die! Spring Edition

29/04/16 - Belgium, Meerhout @ Groezrock Festival

30/04/16 - Germany, Hamburg @ Knust, Progression Tour

01/05/16 - Netherlands, Amsterdam @ Melkweg, Impericon Festival

02/05/16 - UK, Manchester @ Academy, Impericon Festival

03/05/16 - UK, London @ 02 Forum Kentish Town, Impericon Festival

04/05/16 - France, Paris @ Cabaret Sauvage, Impericon Festival

05/05/16 - Switzerland, Zurich @ X-Tra, Impericon Festival

06/05/16 - Austria, Vienna @ Arena, Impericon Festival

07/05/16 - Germany, Munich @ Zenith, Impericon Festival

24/05/16 - Canada, Montebello @ Amnesia Rockfest

25/05/16 - Canada, Montebello @ Amnesia Rockfest

07/08/16 - Canada, Montreal @ Heavy Montreal Festival

Ken Bedene Exclusive Play-Through - Aborted - Bit By Bit
Thursday, 31 March 2016 04:29

Sick Drummer Magazine is very happy to bring you this Ken Bedene exclusive Bit by Bit drum play-through, from the forthcoming Aborted album, Retrogore ~ 4/22/16 release date. We have known Ken for a while, and he’s an amazing all around musician, not just a drummer. When we first met Ken he was on tour with Goatwhore, Abigail Williams and S.W.W.A.A.T.S and Abysmal Dawn, I believe. He was playing bass for A.W, and also filled-in on bass for Goatwhore that evening, as did Samus Paulicelli. But his drumming is simply outstanding on this album, and pretty much all his previous albums. Effortless execution, dynamic, speed and creativity all rolled into one. It’s quite astounding actually.

Written over the course of 2015 by all members of Aborted, Retrogore is both technically proficient yet sublimely dark. Songs like: Cadaverous Collection, Divine Impediment, From Beyond (The Grave), and the title-track features Aborted’s signature style, with the addition of haunting melodies and oppressive doom motifs upping the sonic ante. And the hooks? Retrogore has more hooks than the entire Hellraiser series combined.

For Retrogore, the Belgians’ decided to move away from Hansen Studios, where they recorded Global Flatline and The Necrotic Manifesto, respectively. To hit up Kohlekeller Studios, with producer Kristian Kohlmannslehner. The studio previously housed death metallers Benighted, gothic metallers Crematory, and heavy metallers Powerwolf, but was primed for Aborted, as the group had recently exited with the Termination Redux EP in-hand.

Aborted - Retrogore Track List:

01. Dellamorte Dellamore (00:51)

02. Retrogore (04:17)

03. Cadaverous Banquet (04:12)

04. Whoremageddon (03:29)

05. Termination Redux (album version)(03:27)

06. Bit By Bit (04:03)

07. Divine Impediment (04:18)

08. Coven Of Ignorance (03:42)

09. The Mephitic Conundrum (03:18)

10. Forged For Decrepitude (02:41)

11. From Beyond (The Grave) (04:22)

12. In Avernus (04:36)

Aborted Line-Up:

Sven De Caluwe: Gurgloroth

Mendel Bij De Leij: Flesh Upon The Razor Wire

JB van der Wal: Nocturnal Pulse

Ken Bedene: Hymen Blaster

Ian Jelekis: Immaculate Resection

Aborted online:


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