Malevolent Creation's upcoming album "Doomsday X" is available for streaming in its eternity at MP3.com here.
This new album will be released in the US on July 17 via Nuclear Blast Records and in Europe on August 24 via Massacre Records. "Doomsday X" was recorded and engineered at Mercury Recording Studios in Pompano Beach.
"Doomsday X" tracklisting:
01. Deliver My Enemy
03. Culture Of Doubt
04. Strength In Numbers
06. Unleash Hell
07. Dawn Of Defeat
08. Upon Their Cross
09. Bio Terror
10. Buried In A Nameless Grave
11. Prelude To Doomsday
Also Candlemass' latest album "King Of The Grey Islands" can be streamed in its eternity on MP3.com. The album will be released on July 17th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. You can listen to the album at this location.
Tour dates for the tour that will bring Helloween and Gamma Ray together on the road for the first time together have been posted on the band's offical website and are as follows:
16. Nov 2007 - HU - Budapest - Petröfi Hall
17. Nov 2007 - SER - Belgrad - Hala Sportova
18. Nov 2007 - BUL - Sofia - Festivalna Hall
19. Nov 2007 - ROM - Bukarest - Agronomia Sport Hall
21. Nov 2007 - TR - Istanbul - t.b.a.
23. Nov 2007 - GR - Thesaloniki - Principal
24. Nov 2007 - GR - Athens - Olympic Properties Arena
27. Nov 2007 - I - Rome - Tendastrisce *
28. Nov 2007 - I - Milano - Alcatraz *
29. Nov 2007 - CH - Dietikon - Stadthalle *
01. Dec 2007 - D - Lichtenfels - Stadthalle *
02. Dec 2007 - D - Bremen - Aladin *
The following message was posted on Relapse's official website:
"Denver's Cephalic Carnage are set to team up with Between The Buried And Me, The Red Chord and label-mates The End for a tour of North-Eastern North America. This tour will kick off on August 27 in Pittsburgh, PA and run through September 11. A complete listing of tour dates can be found in the tour section.
Cephalic Carnage, fresh off the successful Summer Slaughter Tour, are touring in support of their brand new album, "Xenospaien". "Xenosapien" has been praised by international metal press since its release in late May, being described as " most insane metal ever" (Metal Hammer), "colorful and dynamic" (Decibel), " album made to ridiculously high standard(s)" (Big Chesse) and "blindingly expansive" (Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles)."
The first part (out of five) of the sequel to the acclaimed Norwegian/Swedish documentary "Cult of Aggression", focusing on the Norwegian black metal pioneers Mayhem, has been posted on the band's official web site, for stream and download. Entitled "Pure Fucking Mayhem", the new documentary was financed by the film's director, Stefan Rydehed, and "will be shown at film festivals around the globe", according to Rydehed. "If any company wants to release it, they can contact me; otherwise it will be released through the Internet".
According to the director, "Pure Fucking Mayhem" covers Mayhem's history from the early days to the present day and it is a totally new documentary. Included in the film is a brand new interview with singer Attila Csihar, conducted on February 4th, 2007 at the infamous Shining gig in Halmstad, Sweden. "With the documentary there will also be a soundtrack for it - black metal songs played on piano", Rydehed says.
Founded 1982 in Texas, Helstar went to a legend of the US Metal scene with such albums like "Burning Star" (1984), "Remnants Of War" (1986), "A Distant Thunder" (1988) and "Nosferatu" (1989). After the split in the beginning of the nineties, James Rivera played in bands like Vigilante and New Eden before Helstar did a reunion and the album "Multiples In Back" in 1995. After the album, the band split again.
Afterwards, Rivera released 2 outstanding records named "Distant Thunder" and "Killing Machine" before he joined Vicious Rumors and did the recordings of their latest album.
After playing with Vicious Rumors on this years "Bang Your Head" Festival, Rivera signed a long dated contract for Helstar with AFM Records.
The following message was posted on Gojira's official website:
"Joe (vocals / guitar) of Gojira will play the bass on reunited Igor and Max Cavalera's new band recordings which album is to be released on Roadrunner later this year. Joe expressed his genuine enthusiasm in taking part of this to be much talked about project : ' Playing with Max and Igor is like living a dream, I 've always had so much respect for their musical achievements, it is an incredible personal experience for me ". The recording is taking place at Dirty Icon in L.A.with engineer Logan Mader and started on the 8th of July. Gojira recently shared stages with Slayer, Mastodon, Chimaera, Beastie Boys etc at the Hove and Roskilde festivals in Norway and Denmark respectively. The band has confirmed their appearance at the Rockozarenes festival in Switzerland opening for Nine Inch Nails and Samael in August."
"This US leg of Megadeth's world "Tour Of Duty" will kick off in Anchorage, Alaska September 4th, taking the band through 24 US cites ending up in Norfolk Virginia on October 6th. Tickets go on sale to the public starting this Friday the 13th. Pre-sales go on sale exclusively to MegaFanClub members Wednesday morning at 10AM Local. Due to the venues ranging from 1000 - 3000 people max capacity, and Megadeth's current popularity, tickets are sure to sell out fast."
Megadeth - Tour Of Duty, with support from In This Moment and The Confession:
Sep. 04 - Anchorage, AK @ The Egan Conv Center
Sep. 05 - Fairbanks, AK @ The Carlson Center
The Dillinger Escape Plan have entered the studio to begin work on their brand new, full-length album.
The Dillinger Escape Plan are teamed with long-time engineer Steve Evetts at Omen Room Studios in Los Angeles, CA to begin tracking songs. The band will remain in LA through July to complete work on the record. The drum tracks were recorded at Sonikwire Studios by Gil Sharone (Stolen Babies, Puscifer). A Fall '07 release date is expected via Relapse Records.
The Dillinger Escape Plan have posted a number of video teasers leading up to their time in the studio, including snip-its of the writing process, their high-speed cross-country travels to the studio, and a Sopranos'-esque montage, that all can be viewed at this location.
A brand new song from the reunited progressive metallers Cynic, entitled 'Evolutionary Sleeper', has been made available for download at this location. The track was recorded live during the band's June 29, 2007 appearance at the Hovefestivalen in Arendal, Norway. Professionally filmed video footage of Cynic's concert at Hovefestivalen has been posted on YouTube.
Norwegian Death Metal horde Blood Red Throne have announced the full tracklisting for their new opus "Come Death", due for release on August 27 in Europe.
The full tracklisting is as follows:
01. Slaying The Lamb
02. Deranged Assassin
03. Rebirth In Blood
04. Guttural Screams
05. Taste Of God (Listen)
06. No New Beginning
07. Come Death
09. Another Kill
Blood Red Throne has been confirmed as the headliner at the fourth edition of the Meetjeslands Metalfest 4 on September 8. Blood Red Throne is also scheduled to appear at Norway's Southern Discomfort festival on September 14.
UK epic progressive metallers Biomechanical began the mixing process of their new album, "Cannibalised", on June 18 with legendary producer Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy).
Commented Biomechanical frontman John K.: "This is the second time we will be working with the legendary Chris Tsangarides! We have had several discussions about the direction of the sound and I feel that he is the one to create the sound I have in my head as a producer. Also even though Chris is very much a modern producer he can bring old-school sensibilities on the sound front and this excites the hell out of me!! I honestly can't wait to get started!
To get to "Cannibalised" we looked back to our previous albums and made sure that the Biomechanical sound wouldn't evaporate on a firewall of heaviness. "Cannibalised" is heavier than our other albums but at the same time melodic and does incorporate the film scoring orchestral type of work that defines the sound of our band."
Diablo Swing Orchestra have posted the following update on the band's MySpace page:
"Hi there, here are some news what's happening in the world of d:s:o:
We have about 7-8 new songs in various stages of completion and we are really happy with how the songs are sounding so far.
It's always hard to say how they will turn out in the end but so far they can be described as more "detailed" in lack of a better word. All the ingrediences from the first album will still be present and some new ones such as gospel, tango and russian folk music will also make an apperance. Furthermore the arrangements will be more thought-through and we're writing with a clearer idea how we can go about in the studio to make it as awesome as possible. We also feel as the cello has really found it's place through the more well-crafted arrangements and is really allowed to shine, so everybody can expect some really cool cello riffs.;) This time around we'll also have the chance to play some of the songs live before we go into the studio and get them onto tape.
Swedish Gothic Doom Metal band Draconian has posted the following statement on its official website:
"The Draconian quest continues. The band has booked the prominent Fascination Street studio (Katatonia, Opeth, etc.) in Örebro to record their fourth release in September this year.
Currently the band is in the last stage of song writing and pre-production recordings in order to finalize this new saga. The album will generally deal with a more diverse and intense sound than previous releases, which should attract both old and new fans as well. The title of the album is yet uncertain, but a few new song titles are "Seasons Apart", "The Failure Epiphany" and "Morphine Cloud". Stay tuned!"
We just received these news items from the Evergrey camp and would like to pass them along to everyone.
As you all know, Fredrik Larsson was the temporary bass player after Michael left. Fredrik has now re-joined Hammerfall. The Evergrey crew wish him all the best in the future. He is still a good friend of the band.
New songs have been and are being recorded. Tom and Henrik are doing all the bass playing in the studio at this moment, so bass is not an issue at this time. Jonas and Rikard are also participating in writing lyrics and music for the new album. The recording session is scheduled to be done by the end of the summer.
The new album will be launched before Christmas. For all Fans out there, this album is HEAVY! In my ears probably the heaviest they have ever done.