Thrashers Testament are back in the studio! The follow-up to Dark Roots Of Earth released back in 2012 is finally shaping up. Vocalist Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson are demoing new material and have shared the first photos from the process. The new album will feature bassist Steve DiGiorgio, who returned to the band after the departure of Greg Christian. Their next record is expected to be released this year.
Guitar shredder Yngwie Malmsteen is back in the studio recording a new album. This means that the follow-up to 2012's Spellbound album is finally in the works. No further details about the new record have been revealed so far. Next year, Yngwie Malmsteen already has a few performances planned like the Monsters Of Rock Festival in Brazil on April 26th, 2015 and an exclusive show in Tokyo, Japan on February 2nd, 2015.
Singer James LaBrie of progressive metal giants Dream Theater has recently revealed to Simcoe.com that the band will enter the studio in February to create the follow-up to 2013's Dream Theater album which he said he expects to be released next fall. So, the proggers will soon begin work on their next album which will be their 13th already. Are you excited to see what the band comes up with next?
After releasing the brilliant The Migration in 2013, progressive metallers Scale The Summit are already preparing new music for their next album. In fact, they are entering the studio this Wednesday to record their fifth album for the next two months. All you can do now is wait and hope for good music!
As they had previously revealed, French doomsters Monolithe are working on new material. 2015 will mark a new chapter in Monolithe's history. The band will hit the studio in March 2015 to record two new full-length albums. These records will not be one-track albums. More news about them will spread in a few weeks.
Though not much information was given yet, progressive metalcore giants Between The Buried And Me revealed they are returning to the studio in January with Jamie King, who mixed and mastered the band's live CD/DVD Future Sequence: Live At The Fidelitorium, to record the band's 7th full-length album. Until then, enjoy the band's alter ego below!
The Norwegian progsters Leprous are back in the studio working on the follow-up album to 2013's acclaimed latest release Coal. Even though the new opus is still untitled, it is expected for a May 2015 release via InsideOutMusic. Good news all around! As usual, the band will change things up a bit and not make the same album twice.
Two years have passed since their last album Reign Supreme and now it looks like 2015 might bring a new Dying Fetus album. Drummer Trey Williams says in a recent interview that the brutal death metal trio will begin recording a new album next spring. He stated that fans can expect the usual blend of brutal, slam and death metal and social commentary. You can start anticipating the new album.
Iron Maiden's last album was The Final Frontier released back in 2010. But the band's next album could be in the works. In a Christmas card sent out to members of their fan club, and signed by the band members, the legendary heavy metallers hinted that a new studio album is looming on the horizon. The card features the band's mascot Eddie emerging from the studio along with a sign saying "Uroton 51." Some fans have interpreted the message "Uroton 51" to mean "On Tour 15".
Good things come to those who wait, they say. Well, in the case of proggers Riverside, you didn't have to wait that long. The band has been working on new material and will be entering the studio in March 2015. So, the successor of Shrine Of New Generation Slaves and the band's 6th album is in the works! Furthermore, the band has just been confirmed for next year's 10th anniversary edition of Night Of The Prog Festival at Loreley Amphitheater in Germany. They are in good company with Haken, Beardfish, Lazuli and more.
High On Fire are about to enter the recording studio to track their new album. The sludge/stoner masters will finally release the follow-up to De Vermis Mysteriis in 2015 via eOne Music. They have also announced winter 2015 tour dates. All you can do now is wait and hope that High On Fire deliver the goods once again.
Cattle Decapitation have been hard at work preparing new material and are finally ready to begin recording the follow-up to Monolith Of Inhumanity. The San Diego deathgrinders will be returning to Dave Otero's Flatline Audio studio in Colorado. Otero was at the helm for both of the band's previous albums. Also, the group is giving fans one final chance to see them live, and to hear new songs, before they begin to track their upcoming album with some shows in January. Sounds like a good opportunity to check out the new material.
British heavy metal veterans Saxon will enter the studio in early 2015 to begin recording the follow-up to 2013's Sacrifice for a late summer release. In a recent interview, singer Biff Byford announced that the new album is planned to be released around August or September next year.
Megadeth's frontman Dave Mustaine has recently revealed that the band is gearing up to start recording the follow-up to 2013's Super Collider album. Speaking to the "Classic Rock Magazine Show", at Classic Rock Roll Of Honour event at the Avalon in Hollywood, California, Mustaine said: "We're commencing the writing process right now and we're going to start [recording] in January of next year. We'll be touring in August with a very huge English metal band in the States and South America, and we're hoping to get our record out sometime in the summer."
Good news arrive from the Canadian death metallers Kataklysm camp. The group will enter the studio next January to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed Waiting For The End To Come album. You can expect the new yet untitled album to be released in the summer of 2015 through Nuclear Blast Records. Producer Andy Sneap will be mixing and mastering the record.