"Dutch metal band Delain have revealed the tracklisting and cover art for their eagerly awaited new album "April Rain", which hits the stores March 30th. "April Rain" follows the successful 2006 debut "Lucidity", which sky-rocketed the career of the band in their home country of The Netherlands. "The new album "April Rain" is a real group effort, that's what we're most proud of" says Martijn Westerholt, keyboard player and composer for Delain. After a successful tour in Germany in December 2008, Delain will launch the new album in Amsterdam on March 19th at a special event at the Melkweg venue.
Acid Drinkers are still alive and kicking. For a good start of this New Year, the band is going to play some concerts in a line-up presented on 13th December in Hala Stulecia. Yes! Titus, Ślimak and Popcorn want to pour you some more acid.
The organizer of Desert Rock Festival, Center Stage Management, is excited to announce the full line-up for its 6th edition held at Dubai Festival City on Friday, March 6th 2009. Six international heavy metal bands will dominate the stage providing seven hours of live music, supported by two lucky bands chosen from competitions currently running across the globe. A day not to miss!
The line-up for this year's Desert Rock Festival will feature: Motörhead, Arch Enemy, Opeth, Chimaira, August Burns Red, Nervecell and two unsigned bands from various competitions, namely Hatred and Scarab.
This marks Motörhead's first ever performance in the Middle East since the beginning of their career in 1975. On their 30th anniversary, they won a Grammy for "Best Metal Performance", promising a powerful show.
US metallers Impending Doom have put a new song, entitled "The Serpent Servant", on their MySpace page.
"The Serpent Servant" cover art] is the title track of Impending Doom's new album which will be released on March 31 through Facedown Records.
The album was recorded at Lambesis Studios in San Diego with Tim Lambesis and Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, War Of Ages, Winds Of Plague) It was mixed and mastered by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Terror).
"Parasites", the new video from Swedish metallers This Ending has been made available online.
The clip was shot over a two-day period at two different locations with director Marcus CF. Tinnerholm.
"Parasites" comes off the new This Ending album, entitled "Dead Harvest", which will be released on January 30 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy (February 2 in the rest of Europe) via Metal Blade Records.
UPDATE (thanks to Abattoir)
This Ending have made a new song, entilted "Deathtrade", available for free download at this location.
"Yes, it is true folks. Krux will play their last 2 gigs in sweden before they enter the studio to record a new album. This will probably not happen until the winter of 09/10, but with Fredrik Åkessons duties in Opeth and Leif Edling being busy with Candlemass new album in 2009, it is not very likely that the band will be seen on a stage again that soon.
So... Don't miss next week shows in Stockholm - at Harry B James (thursday Jan 29) and in Gävle - at O´Learys (friday Jan 30). Krux promise to play a couple of odd songs from the catalogue to make things more interesting, and you will also see Pär Wiberg from Opeth do his Krux premiere. He replaces Carl Westholm on keys since the doctor is in Africa saving the world."
Sadly we have to announce, what most insiders and fans already know:
British Doom Legend Warning split up after 15 years of existence and two album masterpieces.
The only remaining original member and founder Patrick Walker has provided us with the following statement:
"The decision to discontinue Warning has been both a pain and a purgation to me. For the past two years or so, Warning has been a considerably important part of my life, what with travelling and playing shows, writing new music and a gradual but increasing interest in the band, largely helped by Cyclone Empire's rereleasing of both records and making them for the first time easily obtainable to people.
However, I started the band in 1994. I was a different person when I began playing with Warning; I had different musical objectives; different ideals; different influences and inspirations. Now in order to make music that retains some semblance of integrity and wholeness I realise I need to move on. This shouldn't be thought of as "the end" of something. I have, after all, been the sole remaining original member of the band in its most recent line-up for almost a year now; in this respect Warning is little more than a band name. So before I complete work on what will be the material for the next album, I need a new band; a new context within which to work.
UK metallers Skyclad have announced that they have signed a deal with Scarlet Records.
In other news, the group's upcoming album, "In The... All Together", is due in the spring. The CD was recorded and mixed by Dario Mollo (The Cage, Voodoo Hill) at Damage Inc Studio, in Ventimiglia, Italy during August 2008.
According to a press release: "The new album mixes the usual thrash/speed metal influences with the extraordinary folk melodies that made the band famous all around the world, maintaining a fresh and dynamic approach which gives a strong live dimension to the new songs."
According to the band's website, new Amoral material will be available in February! A single called "Year Of The Suckerpunch" will be released on February 11, and the song will be aired on Finnish radio stations starting this Friday. "Year Of The Suckerpunch" is a song from the upcoming, yet unnamed 4th album which will be released in May. The recordings of the album are now done, and it's going through the mixing process at the moment. Second song on the single will be a Misfits cover, "Dig Up Her Bones"."
UPDATE (thanks to Abattoir)
Finnish metallers Amoral have posted their first single with new vocalist Ari Koivunen, "Year Of The Suckerpunch", on their MySpace page.
A new Lamb Of God track entitled "Set To Fail" is available for streaming at AltPress.com.
"Set To Fail" comes off the new Lamb Of God album, entitled "Wrath", which will be released in North America on February 24 via Epic Records (through Roadrunner Records in other territories). The album was produced by Josh Wilbur and was recorded in studios in New York, Virginia, and New Hampshire.
UPDATE, on 18.02.2009 (thanks to ArtiA)
Spin.com has posted a new Lamb of God track "Broken Hands" at this location