22:56 - Bad English It will be 3 day blizzard here , cool. I cleaned snow near doors 1h ago, seems I need do it again , I hope we wont have last years record lol ... I dont wanna miss jpb courses monday and call teacher I will be late lol
Watain will be co-headlining the Lawless States Of Heretika Tour, a North American trek starting November, with Behemoth, Withered and Black Anvil.
Comments the band: "The time has come to announce the first US leg of the Lawless Darkness tour. When the darkness of November falls, Watain will cross the Atlantic to set the North American shores aflame again... The tour will be done together with Polish veterans Behemoth and it shall go under the name of Lawless States Of Heretika.
This will be Watain's first US tour for Lawless Darkness, and the first time with a complete lineup, with E doing vocals only. The dates are all confirmed, the doomed cities are below."
Lawless States Of Heretika Tour feat. Behemoth, Watain, Withered and Black Anvil.
The new Blind Guardian video for the song "A Voice In The Dark" in now available online. The track is taken from the band's highly anticipated new album At The Edge Of Time, released in Europe last week (July 30), and is still to be released in the United States (August 24) via Nuclear Blast.
A couple of days ago, we informed you about the newest music video of With Abandon, the experimental Metalcore/Deathcore outfit featuring ex-War From A Harlots Mouth vocalist Steffen Winopal. "It's Mercy, Compassion And Forgiveness I Lack. Not Rationality!" was one of the two new promo tracks the band recently recorded.
Now the band has also uploaded the other song, called "It's Calendar Time! Calendar Time For Buddy!". Curious to find out how that sounds like? Check out the band on MySpace. The music video can still be watched here.
With Abandon are in the middle of the songwriting process for their first full-length release, the follow-up to the 2009 EP Maturation - available for FREE download here.
Slayer's gig tonight (August 2nd) in Tilburg, The Netherlands, was cancelled shortly before Slayer was to take the stage. Apparently guitarist Kerry King was taken to hospital.
No further details are known, as of yet. We'll keep you posted on whether or not tomorrow's gig will still be on and what eactly happened to Kerry King.
According to the venue site, Kerry King has been taken to the hospital due to dehydration caused by food poisoning earlier this week. The other Tilburg gig on Tuesday August 3rd will, for now, go on as planned.
Kerry King has recovered enough for tonight's (August 3rd) gig to be on. Tickets to yesterday's cancelled gig will remain valid for a replacement gig in the near future, of which the date will still have to confirmed.
UK Thrashers Onslaught have announced that Danish producer Jacob Hansen will be handling the production and mixing duties on the upcoming studio album due for release later this year. The album will be recorded and mixed at Hansen Studio in Ribe, Denmark starting on August 16th.
Guitarist Nige Rockett comments: "We're so stoked to be working with Jacob Hansen on the new album, Jacob has done some stunning work in the past, his production skills are really gonna suit the style of the new album, his mixes are so heavy and lively which is exactly what we are looking for. It'll be real cool to capture the live energy of the band in these recordings.
Drummer Steve Grice and vocalist Sy Keeler are leaving for the studio immediately after our appearance at Bloodstock Festival, where we should be, if all goes to plan, debuting a track entitled "Born For War" taken from the new album. It's a violent beast, very fast and heavy with lots of twists and turns."
Candlelight Records confirms October 26 as the North American release date for The Isolationist, the new album from Krieg.
Recorded at Volume Studios in Chicago, the nearly hour-long album will challenge the listener with its primitive yet complex sound. It is Krieg's sixth full-length recording, and the first since 2006's Blue Miasma.
Working with producer Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, Pelican, Yakuza), The Isolationist finds Krieg further experimenting with sound. The rage and dissonance fans have come to expect from the New Jersey band emerges even more frenzied making the journey through this album far more intense than on previous efforts.
Vocalist Imperial admits: "The Isolationist presents Krieg at it's most evolved yet primal state thus far in fifteen years of causing problems for people's hearing. It is my ugliest and most personal child, going deep into the darkest places in my own history on earth. I'm a fucked up wreck, and this record shows that."
Ever wondered what happened to ex-Anthrax singer Dan Nelson?
For one, he's the new singer of a band called BlackGates, apparently. But more importantly, he recently recorded some material together with Life Of Agony guitarist Joey Z., Arsis guitarist James Malone and Aunt Hildegard drummer Crock LaRock.
Comments Nelson: "This is not a band, but a bunch of songs written with some friends that we recorded in my garage studio."
The songs are called "Burden's Crown", "Troll", "You", "Task At Hand", "New Damnation" and "New Found Noose", and are all available for streaming at this location. Check it out and let us know what you think.
US metalcore act Darkest Hour are about to enter the studio and they have announced that they are teaming up with renowned Soilwork guitarist and producer Peter Wichers. The band have put a lot of time and thought into choosing the right producer for this record and they're convinced they've found one. With records such as All That Remains The Fall Of Ideals and Soilwork's latest effort, The Panic Broadcast under his belt, Darkest Hour are quite confident in what Peter brings to the table.
Drummer Ryan Parish comments: "We're really excited about working with Peter on this album. It's going to be amazing collaborating with such an inventive and unique guitarist/musician to produce and document what we feel is the most emotional and melodic Darkest Hour album to date".
Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine has premiered her new video "Skintight", available below. The clip was directed and produced by Patric Ullaeus. The song is taken from Liv Kristine's new solo album Skintight, out on Napalm Records at the end of the month. All album details were reported earlier at this location.
Early Graves vocalist Mahk Daniels was killed last night in a fatal car crash. The band was headed to a show in Reno, NV when the accident occurred.
KTVL.com reports: "A van carrying nine members of two California-based death metal bands lost control and crashed on Interstate 5 in Central Point when the driver fell asleep, killing one passenger and injuring two others just after 5:30 AM Monday.
Oregon State Police say the van, pulling a trailer, was carrying members of two death metal bands to California when it crashed in the southbound lane between the Central Point and Blackwell Road exits. KTVL has confirmed the van was transporting the two bands Early Graves, of San Francisco, and The Funeral Pyre, of La Habra, CA, a Los Angeles suburb.
Veteran thrashers Sodom have entered the studio to record the new album, In War and Pieces. According to the band, the album will be released later this year, on November 22th by the SPV/Steamhammer record label.
Famous producer Waldemar Sorychta - who previously worked with such acts as Tiamat, Moonspell and Sentenced - has been hired for the recordings.
Sodom bassist/vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such recently said the following about the new material: "There has never been a Sodom album which is so wide-ranged, as powerful and as typically Sodom as this one."
Portuguese atmospheric doom metallers Mourning Lenore have uploaded a medley containing samples of the band's upcoming effort Loosely Bounded Infinities. Check out the album teaser on the band's MySpace player, and weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section.
The album will be released in early September, but is already available for pre-order (the pack includes an exclusive t-shirt). More info about that here. You can get back at the Loosely Bounded Infinities album details by clicking here.
Less than a month before the release of Rubicon, Tristania have booked the following concerts in support of their sixth studio effort. The tour will feature special guest appearances from Asrai and UnSun. Here are the dates:
After their two year break, the guys of Impaled Nazarene have announced the details regarding a new upcoming album. The following message has been issued:
"We have finished all recordings of our 11th studio album Road To The Octagon. It took us precisely 6 days at Hellhole studio with our very own soundman Max "Miami/safari" Kostermaa.
Circa 33min!! No slow songs, no flirting with power/doom whatever. This is Impaled Nazarene at its most violent in years. And yes, lots of people have been calling for more punk and here it is delivered!! D-Beat yes! Guitar and bass (YES) solos!
Max starts mixing the album and the rest of us will take well deserved break. We will master the album with Mika Jussila at Finnvox studio on the 27th of August. Press/album photos have been already shot by Jarkko Viitasaari. We will do a video also, most probably from Enlightenment Process track. And we did record two extra tracks. This is tied to new album/20th anniversary thing, you guys will get something in October. More of that later!"