18:15 - Overrwatcher Borgore was part of a metalcore band on early Sumerian, he was grandfathered in. I mostly see his releases on Spinnin Records anyway. Coming from someone who likes dubstep, he's not very good.
"The Magnetic Sky", a brand-new track from US progressive metalcore band Becoming The Archetype, has been made available for streaming over at this location.
"The Magnetic Sky" comes off the band's upcoming new album Celestial Completion, which will be released on March 29th through Solid State Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Mike Coolen is the new drummer of Within Temptation.
Comments the band: "He has played with us in the past on a few occasions before. The chemistry has always been very good both on stage as on personal level so he was the first on our mind. So, Mike great to have you on board!"
In other news, Within Temptation performed a short acoustic set last Friday, February 18th, on the Dutch radio station Radio 538. Video footage of this set can be watched in three parts below.
The new Novembers Doom album, Aphotic, will be released on May 10th through The End Records.
The band's eighth full-length album features guest appearance by The Gathering singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, world-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine (Earthen Grave) and Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath), who also mixed the album.
According to a press release, Aphotic "has its roots in darkness and melancholic madness, reminiscent of the band's early doom roots but bringing something new and modern to the listener."
Novembers Doom frontman Paul Kuhr comments: "One goal in Novembers Doom is to never repeat ourselves. We aim to constantly challenge our writing abilities to deliver something new each and every time, while maintaining what we feel is our signature sound. We feel we've not only accomplished that with Aphotic, but have pushed our creativity into new musical territory. The result is quite possibly the most unique Novembers Doom release yet."
Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa (trans: As Shadows We Wander In The Land Of The Dead), the new album from Finnish Viking folk metal band Moonsorrow, is now available for streaming in its entirety at Record Shop X (the stream will be available until March 1st).
The band's unpronounceable sixth full-length album was released earlier this week in some parts of Europe, the rest of Europe will have to wait till February 28th. More album details were previously reported over here.
Belgian Atmospheric Black metal band Thurisaz will release their new album, The Cimmerian Years, in May through Sleaszy Rider Records.
The band released the following statement: "First of all, we're glad to say that, after more than a year being in and out of the studio, the recording, mixing and mastering of the new album The Cimmerian Years finally came to an end. Last Sunday we officially spent our last minutes in the CCR-studio, adjusting and adding the last samples!
Second of all, we're proud to announce that we signed a deal with Sleaszy Rider RecordsS from Greece (Ancient, The Elysian Fields, Prejudice)! They will release our third album The Cimmerian Years, which will be available in May 2011!
Earlier this week the word got out that Extreme Noise Terror vocalist Phil Vane passed away at the age of 46.
The founding co-vocalist of the British crust punk/grindcore band reportedly passed away last Thursday already (February 17th). Although no official cause of death has yet been released, it is rumored he died in his sleep.
The surviving members of Extreme Noise Terror released the following statement regarding Vane's passing: "The rumors are true. We're sorry to announce that Phil passed away recently. The band will make a full statement soon but for now we need to take the time to come to terms with this terrible loss."
Irish metallers Primordial have revealed the artwork and tracklisting for their upcoming album, Redemption At The Puritan's Hand, which will be released on April 23rd in Europe (April 26th in North America) via Metal Blade Records.
About the front art, vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga commented: "So it's finished, ready, done and dusted as they say. The cover was done again by our by now resident art executioner Paul McCarroll from Unhinged Art. Simple I think you will admit but definitely one that we argued least about through all the years, dark, macabre and beautiful it perfectly portrays the themes of the new album, which I will get into shortly."
Redemption At The Puritan's Hand cover art] tracklist:
"Into Submission", a brand new song from Australian metallers Assaulter, is available for streaming on Stereogum.
Another new track, entitled "Dying Day", was previously posted at the band's MySpace page.
"Into Submission" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Boundless, which will be released on March 15th in North America through Metal Blade Records. A pre-order of the album is available at this location.
Boundless cover art] tracklist:
03. Into Submission
04. Slave To King
05. The Perpetual War
06. Exalt The Master
07. Dying Day
08. The Great Subterfuge
"Disappear", a brand new song from Swedish metallers The Haunted, was premiered on last night's (February 21) edition of BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show With Daniel P Carter". The program is now available for streaming for the next six days at this location. "Disappear" can also be heard at this location on Youtube.
"Disappear" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Unseen, which will be released in late March via Century Media Records.
Unseen cover art] tracklist:
01. Never Better
02. No Ghost
03. Catch 22
07. The Skull
08. Ocean Park
09. The City
11. All Ends Well