Cannibal Corpse have just announced the dates for their "European Plague Tour" to take place in autumn. Direct support comes from American Death Metallers Dying Fetus. On the mainland the package will be completed by Evocation and Obscura, while Trigger The Bloodshed and Annotations Of An Autopsy will support the bands in the UK.
The tour dates are as follows:
02/10/09 - DE - Oberhausen - Death Feast Ultimate
03/10/09 - DE - Lichtenfels - Way Of Darkness Festival
04/10/09 - CH - Pratteln - Z7
05/10/09 - DE - Saarbrücken - Garage
06/10/09 - BE - Vosselaar - Biebob
07/10/09 - FR - Paris - La Locomotive
09/10/09 - ES - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
10/10/09 - ES - Madrid - Heineken
11/10/09 - ES - Bilbao - Rock Star
French technical death metal virtuosi Gorod have inked a deal with Listenable Records. Their new album "Process Of A New Decline" sets a landmark in the bands career and will turn many heads in the metal community, rest assured!
With this new record, Gorod have cleverly spiced their diamond-cutting technicality with supercharged pinball machine melodies and fluttering sting ray guitar solos against a backdrop of grooves and bonkers bass playing, not to mention tighter, radioactive songwriting sure to burrow its way into permanent memory. Considering how slippery and complicated Gorod sounds on paper, it's immediately refreshing to be reminded that death metal can be catchy, brainy, and fun all at the same time "Process Of A New Decline" is sure to be one of the best technical death metal albums you've heard in quite some time!
Edenbridge have announced the addition of guitarist Dominik Sebastian and bassist Simon Holzknecht to the group's ranks:
"We would like to welcome 2 new band members!
Dominik Sebastian, also known from the band Thirdmoon, has already played guitar on the whole "MyEarthDream" Tour and has proved to be a great guy and musician and got on well with us. Dominik of course can also be heard on Edenbridge´s new live album "LiveEarthDream".
Simon Holzknecht, to many also known from his other band Serenity, is our new bass player! Simon is our youngest band member with only 22 years and is absolutely smashing on his instrument !
A cordial welcome, guys!"
Next Monday, on May 4 the new Edenbridge live album "LiveEarthDream" will be released.
Maddening Media announced the following post on their site:
"It is with great pride and excitement that we announce the arrival of the Finnish Ikuinen Kaamos in the Maddening Media family. With the help of a dark progressive metal, Ikuinen Kaamos embed dismal melancholy in their songs of epic grandeur, spiralling the listener to a timeless sphere of emotions.
Ikuinen Kaamos will start the first recording sessions for their forthcoming album "Fall Of Icons" on May 17th. The release is scheduled for autumn 2009.
To shorten the waiting, we offer you their latest EP "Closure" both as stream and as a high-resolution download (320 kbps) for free. Click here."
Kamelot reportedly will enter the studio this June 2009 to record the follow-up to the blockbust CD "Ghost Opera" which spawned 4 high incredible videos, 100+ concerts in more than 22 countries and many sold out shows. Once again enlisting producers Sascha Paeth and Miro, the band plans to use studios in Germany, Norway and the USA for this next massive production. Kamelot's final concerts of 2009 will take place this Summer, including an appearance at the Sonisphere Festival with Metallica in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
To smack your chops even more Kamelot's video producers ICode have uploaded the HD versions of the videos "Ghost Opera", "The Human Stain" and "Rule The World". Click here for access.
As posted on the Profound Lore Records website, Brooklyn, NY avant-doom juggernaut Bloody Panda will see its new full-length masterpiece released via Profound Lore Records this summer. Following the band's impressive debut full-length, "Pheromone," the band is putting the finishing touches on 60-plus minutes of cerebral, epic, and haunting hymnals; a no-training-wheels cinematic plunge into the unending nightmare that began four years ago with the band's debut release (a split with fellow east coast experimentalists Kayo Dot). Once again featuring the ghostly, death-defying wails of siren Yoshiko Ohara, the new Bloody Panda opus is a monstrous cry from the depths. Almost like if film directors Takashi Miike and Michaelangelo Antonioni had a bastard horror-film child and raised him in Indonesia or Estonia, Bloody Panda's forthcoming release would likely be the soundscape. More news surrounding Bloody Panda impending.
Autumnblaze... that does ring a bell, doesn't it? The band who ventured into the realms of alternative rock with their last album "Words Are Not What They Seem" (2004) and then imploded two years later because of internal differences now sees its phoenix-like resurrection - the classic line-up of Eldron, Arisjel, and Schwadorf (The Vision Bleak etc.) has come together again to record a new album.
"Perdition Diaries" is something of a statement, the fruit of a return to the roots of Autumnblaze, and it comes across like a creative eruption. This album is a tribute to 1990's-era dark metal, to a time where the conventions of metal were trampled underfoot and the genre's conceptual chains were irrevocably broken from the inside. Autumnblaze mastermind Eldron puts it more precisely, "Bands such as Paradise Lost, Anathema, Katatonia, My Dying Bride, Dark Tranquillity, or At The Gates are prime examples for an exploration of the human soul, the struggle of the individual against the chasms of life. Away from the metal standards of the 1980's, towards a kind of deeply emotional resistance against the norms. We spit on all those who are blindfolded by their own limitations, and we continue that which was begun in the early nineties!"
Norwegian black metal band Ragnarok have revealed the tracklist of their upcoming album "Collectors Of The King". According to a posting on the Regain Records website, people can "expect true norwegian Black Metal the way it should be played. Its authentic, true as fuck and old school."
02. Stabbed by the horns
03. Burning the earth
04. In honour of satan
05. Collectors of the king
06. Eternal Damnation
07. The ancient crown of glory
08. May madness hunt you down
09. Wisdom of perfection
10. Maze of the abyss (bonus track on vinyl version)
Two new Believer songs from the new album "Gabriel" posted online. "Redshift" and "Medwton" are now streaming on the band's MySpace page.
"Medwton" was the first track to be heard from Gabriel after an early, unmastered version was "leaked" on Bam Margera's radio show. "Redshift" was the first Believer track ever to be written around the bass and drums rather than the guitar and drums. This provided more room to experiment with dynamics and some of the crazy electronic sounds that are found throughout.
Joey, Kurt and Jeff recently joined Dirty Dan in the 105.7 The X studios for an entertaining and informative interview. Listen to all four interview segments on the band's MySpace page -- located in the player directly below "Medwton".
US metallers Warbringer have posted online a new song, entitled "Severed Reality", on their MySpace page.
"Severed Reality" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Waking Into Nightmares", which will be released on May 19 via Century Media Records. The CD was mixed by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, All Shall Perish).
UPDATE (thanks to 28097)
Warbringer have posted another new song, "Living In A Whirlwind", on their MySpace page.
Ukrainian melodic death metal band Infinite Tales have finished work on their new single "Amoxicillin... Extermination". It includes the title track "Amoxicillin... Extermination" and two bonus tracks. All three tracks are taken from band's upcoming debut album, which is coming out in summer 2009. The single is streaming in its entirety at http://www.myspace.com/infinitetalesmetal and is also available for free download at this location.
The tracklisting for "Amoxicillin... Extermination" cover art] goes as follows:
Finnish dark rock band Vergil's new EP "Tomorrow Will Be Worse Than Today" is available for pre-listening on the band's MySpace. The band has members from several Finnish underground metal acts such as Azaghal, Saattue, Calmsite, Let Me Dream, Gordian and Count de Nocte. The EP will be released in May 2009.
Vergil features the following line-up:
Mika Musakka (Gordian) - Vocals
Antti Ahonen (Count De Nocte, Yearning, Medieval Art) - Guitars
Jani Koskela (Saattue, Let Me Dream) - Guitars
Jani Loikas (Azaghal, Wyrd) - Bass
Jari Koskela (Let Me Dream) - Keyboards
Jukka Penttinen (Calmsite) - Drums
Christian Älvestam from Swedish Death metallers Miseration has checked in as follows: "We are set to enter the Panic-Room studios late June, once again with producer Tomas "Plec" Johansson at the helm, to record the follow-up to our debut album "Your Demons - Their Angels". The new album, entitled "The Mirroring Shadow", will most likely include eight to ten songs of hard-hitting, non-compromising death metal. It will once again be released through Lifeforce Records, later this year!
In the meantime, we will embark on a mini-tour in May, throughout Europe, alongside our good friends in Inevitable End (who recently released their debut album "The Severed Inception", through Relapse Records) and with an appearance at Legacy Festival on May 23rd in Dessau, Germany."
The premier Brazilian progressive rock band Apocalypse launched a new video-clip for "Welcome Outside". This is the second video taken from "The Bridge Of Light", the band's latest album.
"The Bridge Of Light" is the band's tenth release and it's available in the entire South American territory throught Free Mind Records and in Europe and Asia through the french label Musea Records. "The Bridge Of Light" celebrates Apocalypse's 25th anniversary.
Tampa, Florida's Generichrist have confirmed that the title of the next Generichrist release will be 'Minddumpster'. The special edition CD will be released by the Asian underground label Xmusick/ AreaDeath Productions. The album will include seven new tracks and feature the artwork of Florida artist Mark Cooper. This will also be the first Generichrist release with new drummer Marc Ciccosanti and new guitarist Nick Palm. This will be the follow-up to 2008's 'Fuck Ritual' album. The band will enter the studio in May to record 'Minddumpster' and also tracks for the 4-way split with Necrocannibalistic Vomitorium out of the Ukraine, Fascist Insect out of Ohio, and Sarlacc from Pittsburgh. The split will be released late this summer.