A few days ago German Metal band Rage have added the newest video clips "Lord Of The Flies" and "Open My Grave" to the Media Section on their official website.
Lord Of The Flies - Videoclip (5:47min - 59 MB) -- YouTube]
Open My Grave - Videoclip (4:42min - 48 MB) -- YouTube]
Shortly before Christmas, Rage have shot two videoclips for their new album, featuring the songs "Lord Of The flies" and "Open My grave". While "Lord Of The flies" is a dark and occult clip with a lot of actors and guests (like singer Jen Majura), "Open My Grave" presents more the musicians of the band on their instruments. The location was a very old basement-cavity from the beginning of the 18th century, which is located under a whorehouse! You can imagine, that the boys had a couple of guests while their stay. The clips were produced by Katja Piolka, who had Rage infront of her lences already before.
3 Inches Of Blood are on the road again! The band has decided to insure that their loyal fans are getting the first opportunity to buy tickets. A pre-sale was held on Febr. 29, at 3pm at ArtistArena.com, this is a first come first serve opportunity so make sure to head over to the site tomorrow using the log-in info below!
4/09/2008 Roadhouse Tavern - Golden, BC Canada
4/10/2008 Starlite Room - Edmonton, ALB Canada
4/11/2008 MacEwan Hall - Calgary, ALB Canada
4/15/2008 Wild Bill's - Banff, ALB Canada
4/16/2008 The Royal Hotel - Fernie, BC Canada
4/17/2008 Okanagan Mission Community Hall - Kelowna, BC Canada
Headbangers Blog covered the Cavalera Conspiracy in great depth in three video interview sessions (check them out here, here and here), and now you can watch the EXCLUSIVE video premiere for "Sanctuary".
"I'm excited about the "Sanctuary" video," Max says. "Apart from being the first video I'm in with my brother Iggor since the "Roots" video in 1996, "Sanctuary" is a cool video. It was filmed in France, where the Conspiracy Monster killed the camera men, crew and video director. That alone is worth watching."
Click here to watch the Cavalera Conspiracy video for "Sanctuary" (US residents only). And see it again on Headbangers Ball on March 4 at 4 a.m. EST on MTV2. Go to this lcoation to check out the video on YouTube.
Dutch metallers Epica have posted the following update on their website:
After having had a couple of weeks of rest we were very much hoping that Simone's situation would have improved already. Unfortunately the last MRSA test was still positive and also the infections still haven't stopped completely. We have the feeling Simone's health is improving but unfortunately not enough yet. We cannot risk the health of Simone and therefore, with pain in our hearts, we cannot come to Mexico and Colombia again. Also two of our three shows in the UK are cancelled for this reason. It's still impossible for Simone to make long trips. As you can imagine we feel really bad about this, especially since our Mexican/Colombian tour was already postponed once before, but we also hope you understand and respect our decision on this. You all have our word that we will come back as soon as possible to make up for all this. Unfortunately at this moment we just can't tell when this will be but we hope before the end of this year.
Arsis have uploaded the title track off their upcoming album "We Are the Nightmare" to their myspace site. The track can be heard here. The upcoming album, the band's first with Nuclear Blast, will be release on April 15 in North America.
Guitarist/vocalist James Malone has also posted the following update regarding rumors Link] that the band has broken up: "While is it true that we had to leave the Exodus tour early to take care of some personal business at home, Arsis is NOT breaking up. We will be meeting up with Skeletonwitch in Dallas this Sunday to resume the headlining portion of our tour. I sincerely apologize to any fans that came to see us in the cities that we were unable to play; I promise that we will make it up to you guys. Our new album, "We Are the Nightmare", will be released April 15th through Nuclear Blast Records and we plan to be on tour all throughout the rest of the year."
Metal Blade Records have announced that Marjan Welman Picture] is the new singer of Autumn. She replaces Nienke de Jong, who recently announced her departure from the band.
Within the Dutch rock scene Marjan is considered to be a promising talent with her warm voice and perfect timing. Her recent vocal contribution on the Ayreon album "01011001" received outstanding reviews and shows a singer who stands her ground between a selection of highly acclaimed international vocalists.
Marjan will make her stage debut with Autumn at a number of major summer festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Metal Gothic Palace and Summer Breeze. She will be fully involved in the writing process of the follow up record to "My New Time". Marjan will also keep performing with Dutch band Elister.
Century Media Records will re-release Moonspell's first two albums.
A breakthrough album for Moonspell that has now been re-mastered, a bonus disc of rare live tracks added, new artwork Link] and a 24 page booklet. (2008)
01. Perverse... Almost Religious
04. For A Taste Of Eternity
05. Ruin & Misery
06. A Poisoned Gift
08. Raven Claws
10. Herr Spiegelmann
11. Full Moon Madness
DISC II: Moonspell live across Europe, winter 1996/1997
Norwegian Symphonic Black Metal group Dimmu Borgir will be streaming their concert "LIVE" on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at: 5:00pm (Pacific) -- 6:00pm (Mountain) -- 7:00pm (Central) -- 8:00pm (Eastern) -- (European Time would be morning of Sunday, April 6) ...from the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio exclusively at YeboTV.com.
The stream is FREE for fans around the world to view right from the comfort of their home computers. Fans must register to view this exclusive event, so sign yourself up right NOW. Visit this link to register in advance for this exclusive event.
Dimmu Borgir are preparing to launch their North American "The Invaluable Darkness Tour Part 2 - Legions Of The Chosen Few," which officially kicks off in Toronto on April 2 and will include a stop at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in Worchester, MA on April 26. Supporting them along the tour are Poland's Behemoth, and Norway's Keep Of Kalessin.
Deadlock have just renewed their contract with Lifeforce Records. After their successful albums "Earth.Revolt" (2005), "Wolves" (2007) and the newest (yet untitled) release to hit the stores in November 2008, their will be three more albums which will combine the typical Deadlock essences, a high standard mixture of extreme technical and melodic metal, the dual vocals by the band's singers Joe and Sabine and a good dose of gothic darkness.
This is what the bands drummer, Tobias Graf, has to say to the renewal of their contract with Lifeforce: "It´s a big pleasure for us to continue our collaboration with Lifeforce. They´re doing an excellent job for Deadlock, so it´s been an pretty easy decision to extend our existing deal with them. Furthermore we´re the only good band on their label roster and we couldn´t take the responsibility to leave them alone with all those other poorly acts."
"Swedish "art-rock behemoth" Cult Of Luna have entered Tonteknik Studios in their home town of Umea, Sweden, to record their fifth full length album.
The band have 8 songs ready to commit to tape, having spent the preceding weeks fine tuning the material that will look to build further on the success of "Somewhere Along the Highway".
Although the band are yet confirm the title, the album will see the band attempt to adapt their sound, welcoming a harsher and more primal element to their already complex approach.
Guitarist/vocalist Johannes Persson comments cryptically: "As we close the doors of the Tonteknik studio and travel into unchartered musical ground, only one thing is sure; what will come out will have been born from pain and violence."
Canadian masters of brutality Cryptopsy are currently putting the finishing touches on their sixth full-length studio album, "The Unspoken King". The band recently announced the addition of new frontman Matt McGachy (3 Mile Scream) and keyboards/samplist Maggie Durand to their line-up. Vocalist Matt comments the work on the new album as follows:
"The studio process has been very fulfilling. We have just recently finished all of the vocal tracks and the samples are in the process of being completed. The songs are just as brutal as on the previous albums while being far more concise. We have even brought in ex-Ion Dissonance vocalist Gabriel McCaughry to add some vocals to a track called 'Anoint The Dead'. Some of the other tracks on the album are called 'Worship Your Demons', 'The Headsmen' and 'Bemoan The Martyr'."
Mikkey, Phil and Lemmy have all gathered in Los Angeles to begin working on a follow up to the fan and critically acclaimed "Kiss of Death" album. More will follow.
UPDATED on (June 7):
Motörhead have titled their new album "Motörize". They have just finished recording it at the 606 Studios in Los Angeles, which is owned by Dave Ghrol (Nirvana, Foo Fighters). Motörhead are now heading to Europe to perform at several summer festivals.
German metallers Suidakra will release their new DVD and "best-of" CD package, entitled "13 Years Of Celtic Wartunes", on April 25. Also a trailer of this upcoming DVD is now available Link].
"13 Years Of Celtic Wartunes" will include the band's Wacken Open Air 2007 performance, an acoustic concert, and a best-of CD with remastered and newly recorded songs spanning the band's 13-year history.
Swedish metallers Messhuggah are streaming their entire new album, entitled "ObZen", on the band's MySpace page Link].
"ObZen" will be release in Europe on March 7 via Nuclear Blast Records (on March 11 in US). The album contains nine songs and has a running time of around 55 minutes.