Norwegian metallers Pagan's Mind have issued the following statement:
"Everyone, Amazon.co.uk has uploaded 30 sec samples of all our songs of the standard edition! You really get a great feeling of the album if you listen to this. We hope you guys really enjoy this and that it encourages you to pre-order the album! For other buy links go to our website. Enjoy!
Samples can be listened here.
New album Heavenly Ecstasy will be released on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in the rest of Europe and on May 31 in USA/Canada via SPV/Steamhammer."
Also a video for the song "Intermission" can be viewed at this location.
Macabre Eternal, the first Autopsy full-length in sixteen years, will be released on May 30th in Europe and a day later in North America through Peaceville Records.
The album was recorded earlier this year at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California with producer Adam Munoz. A special vinyl edition of the effort will precede the digital versions exclusively through the Peaceville webstore on May 16th.
"Ju Ju Bone", the new video from Danzig, can be viewed at ARTISTdirect.com. The video was co-directed by Glenn Danzig and Jonathan Lewis, who is also the director of the horror cult classic "Black Devil Doll".
"Ju Ju Bone" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Deth Red Sabaoth, which was released on June 22, 2010 via Evilive/The End Records.
Finnish metallers Torture Killer have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Our cooperation with our vocalist Juri has ended. We thank him for the past years, all the shows we've played together and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. Like any band member would know, there's more to being in a band than just performing on stage. With these other things, we have had constant difficulties meeting each other eye-to-eye and these issues we have not been able to resolve. This has once again put us in a situation where we need to evaluate our line-up and where we stand with the band. This decision is very unpleasant, but regardless of that, necessary and the right one.
Dying Fetus will release a limited-edition mini-LP this summer. Entitled History Repeats..., it marks the band's 20th anniversary and sees the group covering tracks from artists who have influenced them (Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Pestilence). History Repeats... also includes a brand new Dying Fetus track exclusive to this release. The mini-LP is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide and set for a July 19 North American release through FYE stores and Relapse mailorder exclusively. Additional information and pre-orders are available here.
Last week Ozzy Osbourne stopped by the Rolling Stone offices to discuss his new album "Scream", his forthcoming world tour, the death of Ronnie James Dio and the possibility of a BLACK SABBATH reunion. "I love those guys — Bill , Tony and Geezer ," he told Rolling Stone about a possible return to SABBATH. "I never say never anymore because you never know what's going to come around."
"I'm willing," Osbourne added. "But there are three other guys as well. It goes backwards and forwards. One day this, one day that. I'm up for it. But we'll see. If it's meant to happen, it'll happen."
Osbourne did admit that the prospect of the reunion is a little daunting. "The pressure of doing a new Black Sabbath album is enormous, and for it to be as good as what we did back then," he said. "It's been 30 years since we actually sat down and tried to write together, and we've all changed so much. I know I have."
Juan Escobar, keyboardist and vocalist of Chilean doom metal band Mar De Grises, have parted ways with the band, and they're now looking for replacement.
The band comments: "We have some important news regarding the band. To the point: Juan Escobar is no longer part of Mar De Grises. He decided to leave the band and concentrate on his personal projects. Acknowledging his significant contribution to the band, we wish him the best for the future. As for us, we take this instance of change maintaining the best perspective and willingness, as it has been in past events. Our creative core remains intact.
As for our upcoming shows we will have the collaboration of guest musicians so we will not cancel scheduled dates nor reject special invitations.
Italian brutal metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse have signed a worldwide deal with German record label giants Nuclear Blast Records. And now, after their tour with Suffocation and The Faceless, the band's wrapping up the last work on their upcoming, yet untitled album, which will be released by this summer around the start of the Summer Slaughter Tour.
Guitarist/Vocalist Tommaso Riccardi comments: "We're really excited to start working with such a renowned and professional label. It's a great chance for the band to express itself in the best way, counting on this kind of support. For us it's like a brand new start. We surely can improve our work, touring much more and finally reaching every continent as we always wanted to do. Many tours are already planned or on the way to being organized. We'll start with North America and Europe and then Asia/Oceania, South Africa and maybe in Central/South America. We can't wait to hit US again this July-August with the 'Summer Slaughter Tour' 2011. It's an honor for us to be on this tour and a great opportunity to play live some new tunes! See you on the road!"