Impending Doom have entered The Machine Shop studio in Belleville, NJ this week to start working on a next LP with producer Will Putney. This currently untitled new effort will be the band's follow-up to Baptized In Filth, which was released in March last year via eOne Music. The band has also revealed a string of US tour dates, scheduled for this coming summer. Check them out below.
Soulfly just announced that they left their longtime home of Roadrunner Records and inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, a new division of Nuclear Blast formed by Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger and former Roadrunner A&R chief Monte Conner. Soulfly will enter the studio this month to begin recording their yet-untitled ninth studio album. The record will be produced by Terry Date, who is known for his work with such bands as Pantera, Deftones and Soundgarden, among many others. You can expect a release tentatively in the fall of this year.
Prepare for a new Artillery album because the band has already recorded two songs for the successor to 2011's My Blood and plans to enter the studio again in June to record the rest with producer Søren Andersen.
Peaceville Records has made available online samples from the new songs off My Dying Bride's upcoming EP The Manuscript. You can listen to the audio teaser below while you wait for its official release on May 13th. This new EP follows the band's latest album A Map Of All Our Failures released last year.
Ringworm have entered the studio and have begun work on their Relapse Records debut, which will be released later this year. The band will be working with Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Walls Of Jericho) handling production duties at Spider Studios in Cleveland, OH.
As previously reported, Polish extreme metallers Behemoth entered Hertz studio in Białystok, Poland to begin recording their tenth full-length album which should come out later this year via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Metal Blade in North America. The band has now released a studio update.
Good news for DragonForce fans. The power metal band has just finished writing its second album with new vocalist Marc Hudson, and plan to enter the studio to start recording in May the successor to The Power Within. The band will work on Fascination Studios in Sweden with Jens Bogren and start laying down tracks.
After announcing that David Draiman would make a guest appearance on their upcoming new album Super Collider, thrash veterans Megadeth have officially unveiled the cover artwork that will grace the album. Take a look at it below. You can also head over to this location to listen to a clip of a brand new song from the album entitled "Don't Turn Your Back" and solve the cover game for yourself if you want.
The cover artwork for 13, the new Rick Rubin-produced much anticipated album from Black Sabbath has been revealed through a video the band released along with a snippet of a new song that will appear on the record. You can take a look at the cover and listen to the audio teaser below and whet your appetite for the album.
Veteran hard rockers Skid Row will release their new EP, United World Rebellion - Chapter One, in North America on April 16th via Megaforce Records. The band has just inked a deal with UDR Music out of Germany for the rest of the world. The EP was mastered in February and you can hear samples from it over here.
Death Angel will prolong their longevity with a new album as it has been confirmed that the thrash metallers will enter the studio in Sanford, Florida, in April to start recording some new music that will follow Relentless Retribution (2010). The tentative release date is October via Nuclear Blast Records.
Prog masters Fates Warning have revealed a little more about their new studio album. The group will enter the studio in April to begin tracking it, and this will be their first album of new material in nine years as well as the first studio release for InsideOut. Fans in the US can expect to see the band touring the country in November and December. Also, there is promise of upcoming European and South American tour dates.
In a statement on Korpiklaani's official website, Juho Kauppinen announced that he has stepped down as the band's accordionist. After eight-and-a-half years with Korpiklaani, during which he recorded six albums, Kauppinen has decided to leave, citing the difficulties of touring life and discomfort with his musical responsibilities. Kauppinen says that he has grown to prefer playing his music privately and free of stress, away from the obligations of performance.
If you haven't been living under a rock for the past few months, you have already heard about a certain Black Sabbathalbum that's coming out this summer. Well, it has been confirmed that June 11th in the US and June 10th in Europe is the official release date of this new record, 13. Below you can watch a Jack Osbourne-directed clip of the heavy metal legends at work on the album and bits of new music offered as a tease.
After releasing their debut Grind The Ocean last year, which got them a nomination for "Best Djent / Math Metal" at Metal Storm Awards 2012, UK's The Safety Fire will be returning to the studio in mid-March to record their second album at London's The Dairy.