The band has issued the following update through their MySpace:
It has been a while since we have posted any news so as expected their is lots to fill you in with.
Firstly their has been another line up change in the band. We will be introducing the new member that has joined in the next few days. All i can say for now is that he is an unbelievable talent and will not disappoint.
Also we have a heap of shows we will be announcing over the next few weeks. I'm sure alot of you have already heard they we will be performing at this years Australian Metal Awards in Sydney. We are really looking forward to what should be a great night. For full details and tickets got to Australian Metal.
As announced earlier, Twisted Sister are re-releasing "Stay Hungry" as part of the album's 25th Anniversary.
The new "Stay Hungry - 25th Anniversary Edition" includes the original album completely re-mastered plus a bonus disc of unreleased outtakes and early demos from the original sessions, as well as a new track "30" recorded especially for this collection by the 1984 lineup.
The following listening party links contain the entire re-mastered "Stay Hungry" version and two unreleased tracks, entitled "Death From Above" and "We're Not Gonna Take It" .
"Stay Hungry - 25th Anniversary Edition" will be available on June 30 through Rhino Records. All details here.
Velattore's first single, "Recalling The Fear", from their new album "Answers", will be announced next Sunday June 7th at 22 o´clock (GMT -4) through the band's MySpace. This band from Valparaiso, Chile is in the final lap of their first LP recorded by Elías Martinez at Black Sun Studios and mixed by Jorge "Gato" Esteban at Miau Studios. The single artwork will look like this.
For more information, visit http://www.velattore.com.
"Today (Friday 29th May) we're are proud to announce the imminent launch of the brand new single "Last Took At Eden" - the title track from the forthcoming album.
Released as a 3-track single and limited edition 5-track digipack, you will be able to order online via the band's official website. Nordic fans will also have the opportunity to pre-order the official "Almost Unplugged" DVD, recorded and re-edited live at Nalen in Stockholm.
Stay tuned for more news and updates on forthcoming releases."
UPDATE (thanks to 5933)
Europe have posted 30 second samples of two new songs coming from the band's latest single "Last Took At Eden". The songs are called "Last Took At Eden" and "U Devil U" and can be found here. Also, Europe's new video for the song "Last Took At Eden" can be watched below.
Danish Folk Metal band Svartsot have posted 2 new demo songs (called "Æthelred" and "Højen På Glødende Pæle") on their MySpace with the following message:
"Seeing as many people have been wondering how the new line-up and new material sounds, we thought we'd put a couple rehearsal room demo tracks up. Those of you who have been fortunate enough to see the new line-up perform at one of the last three concerts will have heard these already. But we hope you enjoy them just the same..."
Kreator are extremely proud to announce that they will be doing a four club tour in Russia this September! They are quite excited about the chance to play Russia again. The dates and clubs are as follows:
September 11, 2009 - Moscow, Russia - 1Rock Club
September 12, 2009 - SPB, Russia - GLAVclub
September 13, 2009 - Krasnodar, Russia - 'People' club
September 14, 2009 - Rostov, Russia - 'Podzemka' club
In other news, the "Tribute To Slime" sampler that Kreator has contributed a cover to "Alle Gegen Alle" has now been released. For more information, please go to http://www.myspace.com/tributetoslime.
As announced by Nuclear Blast, Canadian modern thrash metalheads Threat Signal just released a bunch of info about their upcoming album "Vigilance"! Besides that 2 new songs have been posted to the bands MySpace page: "Beyond Recognition" & "The Beginning Of The End".
The album will be unleashed on August 28th via Nuclear Blast.
"Vigilance" cover art] and tracklisting:
02. Through My Eyes
03. The Beginning Of The End
04. United We Stand
05. Beyond Recognition
06. Another Source Of Light
07. Hate Machine
11. In Repair
12. Escape From Reality
13. To Remember
"After long days of negotiations and preparations hereby we would like to announce "Funeral Nation Tour 2009"- a co-headlining European tour of two well known metal monsters Vader and Marduk. It's going to be a special event for all black and death metal freaks the more so because the tour will promote bands' newest full length albums. Vader is ready to unleash hell with their brand new monster "Necropolis" (to be out in August 21 through Nuclear Blast) while Marduk is working on a new opus for Regain Records. Be prepared for a massive panzer attack, ashes, burning ground and total destruction. During this killing trek the co-headliners will be supported by amazing Italian brutal death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse and one more act (soon to be announced). "Funeral Nation Tour 2009" will cover most of European regions except for the UK, Scandinavia, the Balkans and Baltic States. Marduk and Vader are planning to invade these places early 2010!"
Fifth Rabarock is only a week away. Last year's edition was the meeting point for 12 000 people. This year's edition on June 12th and 13th will probably see even more. 2 days, 2 stages, 18 bands for various tastes. Among others you'll find such local bands as Pedigree, Metsatöll, No-Big-Silence. However, the real treat will be Static-X, Anthrax and KMFDM. The kick off is on Friday at 15:15 when the first band will hit the stage. The tickets are still available for about 50 EUR. For those who will not have enough of the scheduled program, night club will be open on both nights of the festival with additional bands performing for about 6-8 EUR.
For those who have not yet acquired the ticket there is still a chance to win the pass in SMS drawing. Just send SMS to number 1512 containing text RABAROCK your name age (for example RABAROCK Peeter Soo 25). The winner will be announced on June 12th. In addition, all senders will participate in the drawing to win the full package for two to Ruisrock festival by Wris Tours. The drawing will be held after the festival on June 14th. Unfortunately this SMS game is for Estonian numbers only.
"Watch the YouTube video, hear 4 clips from the new CD, and follw the instructions to enter the give-away! Novembers Doom is giving away an 8GB, Black iPod nano. On the back of the nano the bands logo and symbol are laser engraved. The grand prize winner will receive the iPod, a signed copy of "Into Night's Requiem Infernal", and a DVD copy of "The Novella Vosselaar." Included on the iPod itself will be the entire Novembers Doom discography, including all the promotional videos, and the DVD video as well. 5 second place winners will receive an autographed copy of "Into Night's Requiem Infernal." This contest is completely random.
Italian metal band Graveworm have posted a new, quite long sample of their new song "Vengence Is Sworn". The track, which can be heard here, comes off the band's new upcoming album, "Diabolical Figures", which is scheduled for released on June 16 via Massacre Records.
An e-card for "Darkest Day", the forthcoming album from US metallers Obituary, can be found at this location.
"Darkest Day" is scheduled for release on June 30 via Candlelight Records. The cover art was done by Andreas Marschall, who created the art for "The End Complete", "Frozen In Time", and the band's lastest album, "Xecutioner's Return".
"Darkest Day" cover art] tracklisting:
01. List Of Dead
02. Blood To Give
04. Outside My Head
06. Your Darkest Day
07. This Life
08. See Me Now
09. Fields Of Pain
10. Violent Dreams
11. Truth Be Told
12. Forces Realign
13. Left To Die
"We are glad to announce that we just signed with Coroner Records. Before the release of the new album entitled "The Isolation Game", scheduled for November, a completely remastered version of the debut album "Nebularium" will see the light via Coroner Records. The re-release will also feature a bonus cd entitled "The Restless Memoirs EP" featuring 6 previously unreleased tracks and a completely new artwork. "Nebularium + The Restless Memoirs EP" will be released as a double digipack the 26th of June."
Sonata Arctica guitarist Elias Viljanen will release his third solo album via Spinefarm Records in mid-June. According to the label "the music of Elias Viljanen is much influenced by Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. There will be 12 tracks on the album and 10 of the tracks will be instrumental. Marco Hietala and Tony Kakko will be the two singers performing on the album."
Apocalyptica drummer Mikko Sirén, Evergrey/ex-Stratovarius bassist Jari Kainulainen and Sonata Arctica keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg are also featured on the album. Audio samples will be added to Viljanen's MySpace page soon.
UPDATE (thanks to 5933)
Spinefarm Records has set a June 24 Finnish release date for the third solo album from Sonata Arctica guitarist Elias Viljanen, entitled "Fire-Hearted". According to the label "there will be 12 tracks on the album and 10 of the tracks will be instrumental." Guest musicians on the CD include vocalists Marco Hietala and Tony Kakko keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica), bassist Jari Kainulainen and drummer Mikko Sirén.
Australian metallers Lord have parted ways with long-time drummer Tim Yatras and have announced that Damian "Damo" Costas will take over the drum stool for the second leg of their current tour promoting their upcoming release "Set In Stone".
"Lord" Tim Grose comments: "One of the things that we all agreed on when Lord was formed was that everyone does it for all the right reasons. If your heart is no longer in it, don't wait until it impacts on our friendships or the stability of the band, speak up and if it's time to move on, then so be it; no hard feelings at all.
"T.Y. injured his back recently after some excessive partying after a gig earlier this year which caused him to miss a few shows. This break gave him time to think about his life and he came to the conclusion that he wasn't feeling the hunger for Lord any more and wanted to try other things. We remain great friends and are all very sad to see him go, and wish him all the best with his other projects and whatever band he will no doubt be playing for next. In my opinion he is one of the best metal drummers in Australia, so it won't be long until he's out and about again tearing up the stage.