Below you can view the trailer for Heidevolk's forthcoming album Uit Oude Grond. The record will be released on March 26th, 2010 through Napalm Records.
Uit Oude Grond cover art] tracklist:
03. Vlammenzee (Sea Of Flames)
04. Een Geldersch Lied (A Gueldrian Song)
05. Dondergod (God Of Thunder)
06. Reuzenmacht (Giants' Might)
07. Alvermans Wraak (Revenge Of The Alverman)
08. Karel Van Egmond, Hertog Van Gelre (Karel Of Egmond, Duke Of Guelders)
09. Levenslot (Fate Of Life)
10. Deemstering (Dusk)
11. Beest Bij Nacht (Beast By Night)
Here is the new video for the The Dillinger Escape Plan track "Farewell, Mona Lisa". The track comes off the band's upcoming album Option Paralysis, which will be released on March 23rd via Season Of Mist.
Finnish rock band Negative will release its fifth album, Neon, on June 2. The CD was recorded at the Broken Wave studios in Los Angeles with Warren Riker as the engineer/assistant producer and Jimmy Westerlund as the producer.
According to a press release, Neon is "a milestone in Negative's career. A lot has been invested in the production — the material has been polished to perfection before entering the studios under the supervision of Jeff Blue. Singer Jonne Aaron's vocal scale stretches wider than ever and the band's playing comes together brilliantly on this upcoming album. Aaron has composed an album filled to the brim with emotional stadium rock."
Neon will be the first Negative album to be released in Europe and Asia simultaneously via Warner Music and JVC Music, respectively. The CD's first single, "End Of The Line", was distributed to radio stations March 1 and will be followed by a music video later in the spring.
Diablo vocalist/guitarist Rainer Nygård has posted the following update concerning the band's upcoming endeavours:
"Late autumn last year we thought that we needed some time off from rock 'n' roll business. It was a good choice because now that our mental and physical batteries are full again, it's easier to think about future. So in the beginning of this year we started to work with new material on a more serious basis. At the moment we've got enough ideas and material for me to say that we will release a new Diablo album in the future. Date is open of course but when the stars are on the right position we will inform you guys.
Most of the stuff is of course brand new but we will also give a shot for couple of strong older riff's which did not open in last producing sessions the way we wanted them to. At this point it's hard to say what the next album is going to be like, but fast enough for sure, ha ha! I also think that we use keyboards more open mindedly than in previous albums. Sounds a bit suspicious, eh? Don't worry, it will be still uncompromising heavy metal. I have some ideas about the "big theme" and graphics too. For me especially those two are the most important things in starting a new project seriously.
US symphonic power metal outfit Operatika have issued the following update on their blog:
"Our new album is coming along great. 90% of the material has been written, and pre-production has been done for half of the album. Get ready for a much heavier, faster and more diverse sound this time around! We can't wait to show you what we've got cookin'! As one of the kick ass tracks on the album will be a cover of Dio's legendary tune "We Rock". We are also looking for graphic designers and artists for the new album's artwork. If you've got something you'd like to share with us, please send it our way."
Glorior Belli has issued the following short update:
"Glorior Belli welcome new drummer "G" (Gionata "Thorns" Potenti). And G. (Handful Of Hate, Frostmoon Eclipse, Deathrow , Macabre, Omen) has just laid down the drum tracks for the new record The Full Intrepid Experience of Light - to be released later this year."
Threat Signal is stepping out of the European tour supporting (hed) p.e. Here's the band's statement:
"We sincerely regret to inform you that our 2010 European tour dates with (hed) p.e. and Atilla have been officially canceled. The tour will still go on; however, we will not be performing on it. We had worked very hard to make this tour even considerably possible, but due to financial difficulties we've had to abandon ship. We're back thousands more dollars than we originally expected, and we've been struggling ever since to find affordable means of transportation. We cannot justify or even find the amount of money needed to make this tour possible for us anymore...
"Devil Zone", a new song from Axel Rudi Pell, is available for streaming at this location.
Axel Rudi Pell adds: "It was very hard for me to pick only 1 song from our next record to give you a first listening impression, because every song has a different speed and character and all tracks are my favorites, so here we go... Enjoy!"
"Devil Zone" comes off the band's forthcoming album, The Crest, which will be released on April 26 (on April 23 in germany) via SPV Records.
The Crest cover art] tracklist:
01. Prelude Of Doom (Intro)
02. Too Late
03. Devil Zone
04. Prisoner Of Love
05. Dreaming Dead
06. Glory Night
07. Dark Waves Of The Sea (Oceans Of Time Pt. II: The Dark Side)
"Prove You Are A Man!", a new song from Italian metallers Stigma, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page. The track features a guest appearance by Jon Hunt (ex-Dead To Fall)
"Prove You Are A Man!" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Concerto For The Undead, which is scheduled for release on April 30 in Europe (May 3 in the UK and May 4 in North America) via Pivotal Rockordings.
Concerto For The Undead cover art] tracklist:
01. Chop His Head Off!
02. Prove You Are A Man!
03. …And They Died Happily Ever After!
04. A Monstrous Feeling
05. The Undertaker
06. What About A Terror Ride
07. 3000 Years And Still Keeping It Real
08. A Grave Situation
Norwegian black metallers 1349 have announced the title and release date of their new album. The album, entitled Demonoir, will be released by Indie Recordings throughout Europe on April 26, and by Prosthetic Records in North America on April 27.
For the band's fifth full-length release, 1349 decided to suck out the fiercest and most potent energies from every single member and surroundings, channeling it into songs that are pulsating with uncanny atmospheres, rawness and nerve shattering intensity. The whole process of getting the material on record was like one long, exhausting black magic summoning that could not be allowed to go wrong.
US metallers Drowning Pool will release their forthcoming album, Drowning Pool , in April via Eleven Seven Music.
The band previously commented: "After months of lockdown in the recording studio in New Jersey, we are proud to emerge with our most solid and dynamic album yet. All you Drowning Pool fans will dig the new tunes so crank it up and rock out with us!
Drowning Pool cover art] tracklist:
01. Let The Sin Begin
02. Feel Like I Do
03. Turn So Cold
05. Over My Head
06. All About Me
07. More Than Worthless
08. Children Of The Gun
09. Alcohol Blind
10. Horns Up
11. King Zero