Lacrimosa's new album will be released on the 8th of May 2009. The band's tenth album will be called "Sehnsucht" (=Longing) and features the following tracklist:
01. Die Sehnsucht In Mir
02. Mandira Nabula
05. A Prayer For Your Heart
06. I Lost My Star In Krasnodar
07. Die Taube
08. Call Me With The Voice Of Love
09. Der Tote Winkel
Check out the official Lacrimosa website for an audio teaser and for a preview of the cover artwork.
As posted on the official Evergrey site, due to unforeseen logistical issues, the Evergrey show scheduled for March 12 in Atlanta has been postponed until Friday, May 29th. Both the band and HoS Productions have explored all options in an attempt to salvage the situation. However, it was simply impossible given the constraints of the issues involved that normally are not an issue. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience and frustration regarding theshow as everyone involved was looking forward to the special show that was planned.
Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored at the later date or refundable via Ticket Alternative.
Commented the band: "We are so fucking sorry for not being able to play, but the rules of USA's immigration prevents us from doing so. Normally this has never been a problem as the paperwork has always been swift enough, but now, for some reason we have yet to be approved.
"We recently recorded music. Examine photographs of this process here. More recording will commence soon in Oakland and Los Angeles. Sooner than you think we will present some new shit to the masses. Album cover is in the works courtesy of the superb Tim Lehi.
Friday April 3 at the Elbo Room in San Francisco we will play much new material. This will be the only Bay Area show for some time. Scarecrow and Dusted Angel will be destructing this evening with us. Soon after this we will go defile Europe. Then we will do other things to be spoken of later.
We are also very fucking stoked to announce a license in Japan via Red Cobalt Industries. They will issue a die-hard version of "Into Abaddon" with new artwork and other goodies. Derrick Snodgrass is adminstering the new design. We will destroy Japan with live drums and guitars and amplifiers in early 2010!"
Posted by frontman Daemonskald on the official MySpace site:
"I've been busy the last few months and have completed two songs already for the next album. I will release more details on the new album as things become more concrete. I hope to get it out fairly quickly before the end of the year, as "Beyond The North Winds" has done very well and received great reviews, and I want to capitalize on the momentum.
I also took the time to record a cover song (after I swore I would never do one, never say never I suppose...). It is for the Valhalla Productions Bathory tribute, which is only viking-era Bathory songs. I decided to do "Song to Hall Up High", as I don't think its a song that's really been covered much, and I was able to do something a little different with it. There is no point in doing a cover song if all you are going to do is re-do the original. I have no idea what's going on with Valhalla, and if this tribute will see the light of day. If not, I'm sure the song will get MySpace'd here or tagged on to the next album or a re-release of my older albums.
The ongoing battle Infernus has been pursuing against Gaahl & King Ov Hell regarding trademark rights of the name "Gorgoroth" appear to have come to an end. A message posted on Infernus' myspace website reads as follows:
"Oslo City District Court has today delivered a verdict on the main question in the Gorgoroth trademark case, which took place at the end of January 2009. The court has decided that King ov Hell's trademark registration # 243365 of the band name Gorgoroth is NOT valid and shall therefore be deleted. The court states that King ov Hell and Gaahl excluded themselves from the band Gorgoroth when they tried to fire Infernus in October 2007. The court further states that Infernus cannot be excluded from Gorgoroth, unless he himself decides to quit. Infernus is very pleased, but not surprised, by this verdict. The remaining issues concerning financial matters and such are yet to be decided upon."
7Hard is proud to announce the signing of the Heavy Metal Band StoneLake from Sweden.
All the people who used to listen to Heavy Metal during the 80-90s will like the new album "Shades of Eternity" for sure. Release date May 2009! All the recordings are done, just the final mixing and mastering are left. The album is recorded/Produced/Mixed and mastered at Unlimited Music Production Studios in Furulund Sweden by Jan Åkesson. Artwork will be done by Carl André Beckston.
Mens Rea, the Israeli Hard Rock/Grunge group, have filmed another new video. The new video clip for the band's 2nd single, entitled "Talentless", is now available. The video consists of live photos of the band's shows over the last year and a half. The video was created by Itay Miron and features pictures of Sigal Izak.
Autumnhour - featuring vocalist Alan Tecchio (Hades, Watchtower, Non-Fiction, and Seven Witches), drummer Dave Lescinsky (Hades), bassist Clint Arent (Painmuseum, Seven Witches), and guitarist Justin Jurman - are set to release their new CD "Dethroned" via Rock Ridge Music on May 5th.
Part I: Singularity In The Making
02. End User
03. Techcceleration (The Machine Speaks)
04. Here Comes the Rain Again
Part II: Endgame
05. Fade Out
06. Unbelievable (The Mind Speaks)
08. How Were We Supposed To Know?
Part III: The Machine Kind
09. Every Day (The Body Speaks)
11. The Past (The Heart Speaks)
Already garnering attention for their cover of the Eurythmics "Here Comes The Rain Again" Autumnhour combines a unique blend of metal, hard rock, and progressive music with a lyrical concept about a mechanized future.
American avantgarde black metallers Nachtmystium team up with experimental vocalist Jarboe (ex-Swans) for the "The Mahakali Assassins Tour", in support of their latest albums "Assassins - Black Meddle Part I" and "Mahakali" respectively. The itinerary of this tour, featuring 17 dates in 12 European countries with more to be announced, reads as follows:
22.05.09 - BEL, Antwerp, Hof Ter Lo
23.05.09 - FRA, Paris, Festival TBA
24.05.09 - NED, Tilburg, Little Devil (+ Bunkur)
25.05.09 - GER, Frankfurt, Batschkapp (+ Secrets Of The Moon)
26.05.09 - GER, Essen, Turock (+ Secrets Of The Moon)
27.05.09 - GER, Berlin, Kato (+ Secrets Of The Moon)
28.05.09 - GER, Hamburg, Markthalle (+ Secrets Of The Moon)
Mourning Beloveth and Longing For Dawn will be touring Europe together in April as part of the Milestones Of Misery Tour. Mournful Congregation will open as special guest.
09/10 April - FR - Rouen, Le Bateau Ivre (Rotomagus Doomicus Metallicus)
11 April - NL - Rotterdam,The Baroeg (Officium Triste 15th Anniversary gig)
12 April - DE - Hamburg, Bambi Galore
14 April - FI - Tampere, Club Hellä
15 April - FI - Helsinki, Dante's Highlight
16 April - EE - Tallinn, Rockclub Tapper
17 April - LV - Riga, Melna Piektdiena (April Doom Fest)
18 April - RU - Moscow, Plan B
19 April - LT - Vilnius, Muse
20 April - PL - Lublin, Tektura
21 April - PL - Poznan, U Bazyla
22 April - PL - Wodzislaw Slaski, Art Café
The time has come: In March 2009 the Austrian Black Metal legends Dornenreich will tour in Metal line-up for the very first time since 2001. To present their DVD "Nachtreisen" ("Nocturnal Journeys") and as a herald of their forthcoming studio album "Flammentriebe" ("The Urge of the flame") Dornenreich will debut songs of this album and they will play numerous songs of their 13-year history on this much longed for tour.
Dornenreich's friends Agalloch will join this special journey, which will be the only European Tour for Agalloch and their unique "Cascadian Dark Metal" in 2009. It will be Agalloch's last tour supporting "Ashes Against The Grain".
Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the signing of Swedish sleaze thrashers Hardcore Superstar. Both parties are more than satisfied with this agreement and look forward to a great cooperation. Currently the band's in the studio, writing and recording the follow-up to 2007s "Dreaming In A Casket" marking their debut for Nuclear Blast.
The band comments: "We have all been listening to Nuclear Blast's artists since 1987 and we are very proud to be a part of the family!"
Markus Tagaris from Gain Music Entertainment says: "Nuclear Blast was our number one choice. I'm convinced that we together can do a fantastic job for the band and their forthcoming album "Beg For It".Hardcore Superstar are without a doubt the best "street metal" band in the world."
San Diego based Grammy-Nominated metalers As I Lay Dying have appeared on Taste Of Chaos, Ozzfest, headlined the 2006 Sounds Of The Underground Tour, Cornerstone, Bamboozle 2006 and just about every significant hard music festival around the globe. With "This Is Who We Are", As I Lay Dying steps into new territory by releasing their first ever DVD consisting of a 3 DVD set produced and directed by Denise Korycki (Cannibal Corpse "Centuries of Torment" DVD) that provides viewers with live performances and a complete As I Lay Dying audio/visual history.
Vocalist Tim Lambesis adds: "It's hard to believe that we've been a band for as long as we have yet have never released an official DVD documenting our first 7 years. As a result, we've included so much content that you hardly have to like our music to be entertained. With that said, it feels good knowing how many diehard fans over the years have supported our band and their simple enjoyment of our music has given us the chance to see the world!"