20:37 - Bad English SSUS - I think Anna can be key figure,she can ride as Tarja, after NW but where is Annete?
20:29 - ScreamingSteelUS I disagree, as far as Eluveitie's music and appeal go. I think they had gotten steadily better since Evocation, and I adore Anna's voice. Plus, how many bands have a hurdy-gurdy?
20:06 - Bad English live whit out Anna band will suck whoan play kurdy burdy nowadays?
Slovenian thrash metallers Negligence have released their new album Coordinates Of Confusion just three weeks ago. To make you fully aware of their fine blend of thrash metal Negligence has decided to stream the new album in its entirety for one week at MySpace.
Comments the band: "Finally the album is out! We just love every part of it - the sound, the music, the design. We put a lot of hard work, sweat and BEER into it! Here is a chance for you to listen to the entire album on our MySpace page and if you like it get your copy today!"
Coordinates Of Confusion has been mixed by Ruzz (drums) in their own Negligence studio in late spring of 2010 and was mastered at West West Side Music in New York by Alan Douches. Surf over to MySpace to stream the album.
"Breathe", the new video clip of Swedish melodic prog band Darkwater is now available for viewing below.
The video was directed by Radionika AB, Dino Medanhodzic and Joacim Hammarström. The girl in the video is played by Angelica Lewenhagen. "Breathe" is the opening track off the band's upcoming album Where Stories End, which will be released in Europe on November 12th by Ulterium Records and in North America on November 23rd by Nightmare Records.
The Ocean is currently on a full 5-weeks European tour supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan (get dates here) and will continue to support Anathema right after the end of this tour. The Ocean has been confirmed as main support for the following dates:
Nov 09 - Rocking Chair, Vevey, Switzerland
Nov 10 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
Nov 11 - Estragon, Bologna, Italy
Nov 12 - Alpheus, Rome, Italy
Nov 13 - New Age, Treviso, Italy
Nov 14 - Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
Nov 15 - Boogaloo Club, Zagreb, Croatia
Nov 16 - Misthalle, Graz, Austria
Nov 17 - Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
Nov 18 - Diesel Club, Budapest, Hungary
Nov 21 - Akademija, Belgrade, Serbia (headline show)
Nov 22 - Randall, Bratislava, Slovakia
"September Sun", the new video clip of Finnish metallers End Of You is now available for viewing below or at this location.
The video was directed and edited by Jami Pietilä. The song comes off the band's latest release Remains Of The Day which was released in April. More release info about the album was reported earlier here.
Italian death metallers Natron are postponing their European tour to next spring 2011. Natron drummer Max Marzocca expains:
"We have to announce another bad news: unfortunately we have to cancel this tour with Mumakil, and even this time again it's something not depending on the band. Mumakil fellas suddenly weren't available for touring for health problems with one of their members so they were forced to quit. After forwarding the sad news to the clubs/promoters we received responses regarding a possible line up change and they were not positive at all. Some clubs confirmed their shows but some others not. Frankly, we thought well to renounce and cancel it. Really this is the last thing we want to do after months of hard work but we didn't see alternatives: the short time we had in front of us to replace those shows was not helping at all and mainly several days off in the scheduling didn't make sense to continue!
The new video of Spanish thrashers Angelus Apatrida, called "Blast Off", can be watched below. The clip was directed and produced by Stuff & Nonsense and directors Adriana Lorente and Sara Cort. The track is taken from the album Clockwork, released in June through Century Media. The album landed at position No. 44 on the official Spanish charts.
Finally, technology has caught up with Manowar's custom-built touring and recording equipment. The band decided that their fans deserved to hear the songs from their debut album Battle Hymns with the massive sound and production that has become their signature over recent years and records.
Due for release at the end of November 2010, Battle Hymns will soon be available with the unbridled power of today's technology: Battle Hymns 2011.
With the decision to reinterpret the music came the need to revisit the famed narration of the legendary Orson Welles. There was only one obvious choice and that was Sir Christopher Lee. Recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London, his own inspired interpretation of the late, great Orson Welles on "Dark Avenger" will be another jewel in the crown of the Kings Of Metal.
For those wondering what the hell is going on in the Pain camp, the Swedish metallers have released the following statement:
"Well... It's been a while since the last update and we thought it was about time to let you in on a couple of things.
The last couple of months every one of us has been pretty busy with anything but Pain. As you may know Peter has been concentrating on Hypocrisy this year and recently came home from a successful tour in South America. David, who just got signed up with Zildjian, is working for Unique Pyrotechnic along with doing a lot of different stand-in club shows in Sweden. Johan became a dad in August (best wishes from us all), and the more time spent away from Pain means the more time spent with his family. Michael is working with different side projects along with his work for Digidesign.
In case you missed this, The Burning Sun, the debut solo album of Necrophagist guitarist Sami Raatikainen's project Radiance, is streaming in its entirety over at this location.
The Burning Sun is described as a concept album consisting of a single 49-minute song, and is meant to be listened to as a whole. The album is divided into seven tracks for practical reasons. The effort features guest vocalists Mats Levén (Krux, ex-Therion, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Noora Häkkinen (Noradrenaline). The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Sami Raatikainen himself.
The entire CD is available for streaming at this location.
Gore-metal originators Exhumed are currently in the studio recording their first full-length album since 2003's Anatomy Is Destiny.
Exhumed guitarist/vocalist/founder Matt Harvey, bassist Leon DelMuerte and guitarist Wes Caley are currently at Arcane Digital Recording in Arizona working with engineer Ryan Butler (Misery Index) to record vocals, bass and guitar tracks. Exhumed drummer Danny Walker previously laid down his drum tracks at Trench Studios with John Haddad (Abysmal Dawn, Intronaut). Mixing and mastering will be handled by Brian Elliott (Graves Of Valor) at Mana Recording Studios (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, Nile).
Matt Harvey recently checked in from the studio with the following update: "So far we're really psyched on what's been oozing out of the speakers! The guitars are sounding really aggressive right out of the box. I can't wait to get into the vocals and flesh out the songs. We have 18 songs to work through while we're here and then we'll sort through and cherry-pick the heaviest, ugliest tracks for the new record, which is gonna be titled All Guts, No Glory. I think it builds on all the best shit from our first three records and should disgust and revolt any poseurs out there!"
According to a posting on the official In Flames fan page on Facebook, the pre-production of the new In Flames album is almost finished. The songs are almost done and the band is almost ready to start the actual recording of the next album, at their own IF Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden.
According to an earlier statement by the band, "the plan is to spend the remaining part of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 creating and recording the follow-up to A Sense Of Purpose." The as-yet-untitled album will be the tenth studio full-length in the band's discography.
This album marks In Flame's first without founding member, guitarist Jesper Strömblad, who quit the band earlier this year to seek help for his alcohol addiction.
Memorain - the thrash metal super-group led by Greek guitarist Ilias Papadakis, and featuring Gene Hoglan (Fear Factory, ex-Dark Angel, ex-Strapping Young Lad), Steve Digiorgio (Sadus, ex-Death, ex-Testament), Ralph Santolla (Obituary, ex-Deicide, ex-Iced Earth) and Chris Valagao (Zimmers Hole, Devin Townsend) - has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for Evolution, the upcoming full-length album scheduled for a 2011 release through Pulverised Records.
Also to be featured on Memorain's latest album are a few more star-studded guest musicians such as David Ellefson, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Jeff Waters, Christian Wentz, Marc Pattison, Laura Christine and Carlos E. Perez.
David Ellefson recorded 2 songs "A New Era" and "Rules Of Engagement", as well as co-wrote "Rules Of Engagement" with Memorain guitar-player Ilias Papadakis and Tim "Ripper" Owens. On top of that, Tim "Ripper" Owens recorded vocals on "Rules Of Engagement" and Laura Christine also contributed a solo on the song "Destiny Found". Jeff Waters recorded the main guitar solo on "A New Era", while Carlos E. Perez laid down guitar solo for "Methods Of The Past" and with both Christian Wentz and Marc Pattison contributing guitar solos on "Scratching The Surface".