Parisian goth metallers The Old Dead Tree have returned from Stage One Studio in Germany, where producer Andy Classen recently finished recording, mixing and mastering the band's latest opus, "The Water Fields" which will be released on September 17 via Season of Mist.
"The band went further again, reaching a new stage in terms of songwriting and maturity. This album is much heavier and darker, but also more diverse and full of sheer emotion! Even the production of Andy Classen outdoes the job on our previous material", vocalist/guitarist Manuel states.
"The Water Fields" tracklisting:
01. Start The Fire
02. Don't Wake Me Up (Those Who Never Wear White)
The second video for "Theogonia" album is now online. The band presents 'Enuma Elish'.
You can view it online at YouTube here or download it at this location.
Also the band have proudly announced a Hellenic Tour.
The dates are as follows:
19 Oct 2007 GRE Irakleion TBA
20 Oct 2007 GRE Hania TBA
26 Oct 2007 GRE Kalamata TBA
27 Oct 2007 GRE Patra TBA
28 Oct 2007 GRE Ioannena Space
03 Nov 2007 GRE Lamia TBA
04 Nov 2007 GRE Larisa Mylos 1927
08 Dec 2007 GRE Athens Gagarin
14 Dec 2007 GRE Alexandroupolis Domus Club
15 Dec 2007 GRE Thessaloniki Ydrogeios
16 Dec 2007 GRE Kavala Jazz Rock Bar
Within Temptation have announced their headlining US tour in September. The 13 stop tour will take the band from the Northeast to the Southwest in support of their July 24th release, "The Heart of Everything".
The dates are as follows:
Sep. 05 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
Sep. 07 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Sep. 08 - Recher Theatre - Towson, MD
Sep. 09 - Theater of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Sep. 11 - Mod Club Theatre - Toronto, ONT
Sep. 12 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
Sep. 14 - St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI
Sep. 15 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Sep. 16 - Station 4 - Saint Paul, MN
Sep. 18 - Cervantes - Denver, CO
Sep. 21 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
The following message was posted on Textures's official website:
"We're very proud to welcome our new bass player: Remko Tielemans. You might know him from his former band Isle of Man and his recent band 37 Stabwoundz.
He's a skilled musician, an open-minded guy and he's blessed with a crazy stage performance. His Textures stage-baptism will be coming saturday, in Nijmegen (Valkhof Affaire), so be sure to check him out."
The following message was posted on Ulver's official website:
"Many of you have been waiting for sound, and we are sorry for the silence. We needed to be alone, without the hustle and bustle of the living. We are uncomfortable with the world, the industry and our place. We have been working, sluggishly, well aware we could end up with nothing. Nonetheless we believe we have succeeded in giving our fears some kind of form. "Shadows Of The Sun", our 7th full-length album, is finished and will be released October 1st. We feel it is our most personal record to date. Low-key, dark, and tragic. As we are."
A Kelly Johnson tribute page has been opened at this location, where the following message has been left:
"It is with extreme sadness to tell you that Kelly Johnson, original member of Girlschool and our best friend has passed away on Sunday the 15th of July after fighting a 6 year battle with cancer of the spine"
Dream Theater's video for the song "Constant Motion" has been posted on YouTube at this location. The track comes off the group's new album "Systematic Chaos" which was released in the United States on June 5, 2007.
This video is also available now for download in QuickTime format on Dream Theater official website (right-click on the links below and select "Save Target As").
Download "Constant Motion" - Large
Download "Constant Motion" - Small
The following message was posted on The Gathering's official website:
Hope you are all fine and well. I have some updates for you:
A Noise Severe DVD and live CD:
Yes, we are almost ready with our double DVD A Noise Severe as well as our double live CD. The end of this month we will master both.
A special package will be on presale on our webshop very soon, together with more info, such as running order, info about an in-depth documentary of the recording of our album Home and much more. Expect a webshop release somewhere end of July, and in 'normal' shops around October 2007.
It will be a release to be proud of!
Celebration the 10th anniversary of Nighttime Birds:
Nuclear Blast Records have issued the following brief statement:
"Swedish Gothic Metallers Tiamat are proud to have joined the Nuclear Blast family! The band, which became famous with masterpieces like "Wildhoney", "A Deeper Kind Of Slumber" and "Judas Christ" will release their upcoming album in February 2008."
Syrian Death Metal band Absentation signed up a contract with "A Dark Philosophy" record company on 11/07/2007. The record company promised to promote their last album "Mental Battle Resurrection".
The record company will be promoting the album world wide as soon as they finish manufacturing it.
Sandra Schleret, the new voice behind Elis, has just laid down the vocal tracks to the new version of Show Me the Way to be released on the upcoming MCD of the same title. The recording is scheduled to hit the streets in the fall and coincides with the band's tour with ASP. The MCD comprises unreleased material of the band with the former vocalist Sabine Dünser, who died tragically last year. The tracks are her final recordings--the final chapters of concept album Griefshire. Show Me the Way was originally scheduled for release prior to Griefshire, but was postponed due to Sabine´s death.
Metal Mind Productions proudly presents first ever DVD from the icon of Death Metal - Vital Remains. DVD entitled "Evil Death Live" includes nearly one hour of gloom and top-performance ultrafast massacre recorded on 24th April 2007 during Metalmania Festival in Katowice, Poland. The tracklist is comprised of songs from a very well received album "Dechristianized" as also from the band's latest outstanding release "Icons of Evil". The DVD is enhanced with the interview with Tony Lazaro (one of the band's founders) and Dave Suzuki, live bootleg footage and many other surprises. Also available in a limited swing case edition, including a bonus CD with songs recorded at the gig.
In 1985, San Francisco's Possessed released their now-legendary death metal debut "Seven Churches".
Not only did Seven Churches' blend of thrash riffs, grunting vocals and blistering leads send shockwaves of excitement throughout the underground tape-trading scene of the day, but the album's final track, "Death Metal"—and Possessed's 1984 demo of the same name—just may have given an official name to the genre that had already spawned such American bands as Death, Morbid Angel and Master.
Click the song names below to download each track:
'Burning In Hell'
Months before "Seven Churches" hit the stores, cassettes of "Death Metal" had been spreading throughout the extreme metal community. While the tape typically traded contained four tracks: 1) 'Death Metal', 2) 'Evil Warriors', 3) 'Burning in Hell' and 4) 'Fallen Angel', the original self-produced demo did not contain 'Fallen Angel'. 'Fallen Angel' was reportedly recorded during the "Death Metal" session, but did not make the official demo, because it was banged out quickly at the end of the recording session. But, through the tape-trading process, "Fallen Angel" became tacked on to the end of "Death Metal".