A brand new Alice Cooper track "Vengeance Is Mine", is available for streaming on his MySpace page. The song comes off the forthcoming album "Along Came A Spider", due on July 29 via SPV Records. More about the album at this location.
Swedish Viking metallers Amon Amarth will embark on a North American headlining tour in October. Support on the trek will come from the Tampa melodic thrash outfit The Absence. Other support bands are rumoured to be Ensiferum and Belphegor.
The tentative routing for the tour is as follows:
01.10.2008 - USA, Anaheim, CA
02.10.2008 - USA, Los Angeles, CA
03.10.2008 - USA, San Francisco, CA
04.10.2008 - USA, Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
05.10.2008 - USA, Seattle, WA
06.10.2008 - CAN, Vancouver, BC
08.10.2008 - CAN, Edmonton, AB
09.10.2008 - CAN, Calgary, AB
10.10.2008 - CAN, Regina, SK
11.10.2008 - CAN, Winnipeg, MB
12.10.2008 - USA, Minneapolis, MN
13.10.2008 - USA, Chicago, IL
15.10.2008 - CAN, Toronto, ON
Reunited grindcore/death metal legends Carcasss will play their only UK date headlining the Damnation Festival 2008. The death metal legends will perform their first show on home soil in 14 years on Saturday, November 22nd at Leeds University. And the band yesterday hinted it could be the last show they ever play, wrapping up a successful reunion tour headlining some of the biggest metal stages across the globe.
Frontman Jeff Walker said: "Well, we enjoyed making you sweat… this is gonna be the ONLY UK show this year, and quite possibly your last chance to EVER catch us live! You Southerners are gonna have to get your shoes dirty and make your way 'oop' North to Leeds! To quote Herschell Gordon Lewis 'Prepare To Die!'"
Russian pagan folkers Arkona has posted a video for the song "Pokrovy Nebesnogo Starca" which comes off their new album, "Ot Serdca K Nebu". The fourth studio effort will be released through Napalm Records on the following dates:
02/07 - FIN
04/07 - GAS, Benelux, FRA, ITA, SWE
07/07 - Rest of Europe
29/07 - USA / CAN
More info available as always from the band's official MySpace page.
"Here is it Soulfly fans...what you've been waiting for. Listen to "Unleash" the first track off Soulfly's new album "Conquer", out July 29th. The brutal track features guest vocalist, Dave Peters of Throwdown and is sure to knock you on your ass. Click here to listen."
Necrophagist and Aborted have been added to the previously announced New York City show featuring Carcass. The show will take place on Saturday, September 6th at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, July 11th at 12:00pm. More U.S. shows are expected to be announced shortly.
Ventura, California thrash band Warbringer (Century Media Records) has amicably parted ways with drummer Ryan Bates, who has decided to leave the group following their scheduled tour dates. He is leaving on good terms and will fulfill the obligations they have so no shows will be missed. As such, Warbringer is currently looking for a replacement. Interested parties will need to film themselves performing. Candidates should contact the band at http://www.myspace.com/warbringer.
German Folk Rock/Metal masters Subway To Sally have just announced the release of their new live DVD/CD "Schlachthof!".
The extensive DVD and CD package will document the band's highly acclaimed gig in Dresden, venue Alter Schlachthof, on December 28th, 2007 while playing the first leg of their Bastard tour. The double feature will be available as a limited DVD digi plus CD, limited CD digi plus DVD as well as on blue ray disc. "Schlachthof!" is set to be unleashed on September 5th. Tracklist, cover artwork and further details to be revealed soon. Furthermore the two albums "Herzblut" (2001) and "Engelskrieger" (2003) will be re-issued together in a noble, embossed double digipack with re-done cover art. The package will also be released on September 5th.
San Francisco Bay Area thrashers Heathen have posted the following update on their MySpace:
"Heathen is proud to announce the return of Darren Minter on drums! Darren has been working hard with the band during the last few weeks doing pre-production for the upcoming Heathen album. The band hopes to finish recording in July for a release on Mascot Records later in the year.
The Thrash Assault 3 Festival on October 11th will be the next live appearance for the band. More tour plans will be announced in the coming weeks."
"Due to popular demand, Back on Black records have recently released 4 Onslaught albums on vinyl (coloured) complete with gatefold sleeves. The albums available are: "Killing Peace", "Power From Hell", "The Force" and one purely for the fans of the embryonic Onslaught, a collection of early hardcore punk demos from 1983 entitled "Shadow Of Death". Time to dig out the decks folks."
Aussie's Melbourne brutal grinders The Berzerker have posted a new song, pre-production for our feedback, as well as footage of Todd Hansen's manic drum rehearsal. The UK tour dates flyer is also included:
"Hello all, We have added a brand new song Spare Parts (unmastered) to our page. Let us know what you think. "Spare Parts" has been taken from our upcoming album "The Reawakening" Available 1st Sept - Pre Order now.
We hope you enjoy it, you'll be able to check it out live on the UK tour."
On 21 September 2007 Hirax had its first live show in Lörrach at Metal Forces Nights. This event was one of our best events taken place at Altes Wasserwerk ever.
Thank to "Selfmadegod Records" which will release this DVD and Bomber and the Crew from Vision4 who have filmed both shows - you have now the chance to see the KIT show (Keep It True IX on 03 November 2007 in Lauda) and the Metal Forces Nights show on DVD. "Thrash & Destroy" will be released on 30 June 08.
We are very much excited!
Purchase details can be found at this location.
The track listing is as follows:
01. (INTRO) - El Dia De Los Muertos
02. 100,000 Strong
03. Lucifer's Infierno
04. Blind Faith
"So Summer has arrived, and as mentioned to our auditionees we set the start of the season as the deadline for announcing a new guitarist.
Before we announce it we want to thank the hundreds of you who messaged us about the spot, and even more to the several dozen of you who ACTUALLY MADE THE EFFORT to learn and record the demo songs we asked you to record for us. We had some phenomenal (and even decently well known) players come forth with serious shred skill. Thanks a bunch! We salute you all as new friends and brothers!
And with that we are happy to announce Yord into the band as Cellador's 2nd guitarist. We feel Yord is a perfect fit in Cellador because he quickly showed to have all the elements we needed in a band member. Not only does he have an energetic playing style, but also a strong work ethic, selfless attitude, and above all an honest nature. The guy takes guitar like its a full time job, 8-5 Monday thru Friday SHRED SHRED SHRED all day long. On top of that we found him to be local to us as well, which bottom line is always an advantage for someone auditioning. Despite only having about 12 days to learn our whole set, Yord learned all our songs and filled in for our last show back in May, which we set up as basically a test show for whomever we were most considering. Mission succeeded Yord.
Punishment 18 Records is proud to announce the deal with the Italian thrash death metal band Subliminal Crusher for the release and distribution of their forthcoming album entitled "Endvolution". The album release is scheduled for November 2008.
Starting from today, you can listen to the track "Just All I Want" (raw mix version) checking the band's MySpace page. The track, along with another new song called "The Visionaire" (also in raw mix version) are included in the tracklist of the FREE sampler that Punishment 18 Records will give away during the biggest European summer festivals such as Gods Of Metal, Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze and others.
A while ago, Swallow The Sun have posted the following news about the band's upcoming album:
"So, we have finished recording the "Plague of Butterflies" and it's time to give you some details about this forthcoming release.
"Plague of Butterflies" is a story about an old hermit, deep woods, loneliness and the plague. It's one song in three parts and holds about 35 minutes of crushing gloom, beauty and despair. Music was originally ordered from us for a really interesting and big project, but the project was sadly abandoned. Because of this we are planning to use the music in different context - namely in a short movie - and we are in search for suitable partners to make this happen. We'll give more info on this later as things move on and wheels start to roll.