French metallers Whyzdom have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
We are very proud to present you today the vocalist who joined us to give Whyzdom a new voice. Clémentine Delauney has received an intensive artistic training since her youngest age: contemporary dance, classical and jazz piano, theatre, classical singing (she joined the Maîtrise of Lyon Opera in 2003). Motivated by the everlasting will to let her voice express itself in a symphonic metal band, it's an immense pleasure to welcome her in our family.
We invite you all to welcome her as well on MySpace, Facebook or even more directly on our forum: http://forum.whyzdom.com/.
Cilice are excited to announce that the band has a complete line up again.
"After singer Daniël de Jongh had left the band to join Textures earlier this year we are now even more excited to announce that Bryan Ramage will be the new front man of Cilice.
The rehearsals and try-outs we had together sounded truly convincing. It feels great to play old songs in a refreshing way and to explore new directions working on new songs. With great confidence we are going to make another killer record!
Coming Thursday a video clip will be launched on YouTube to introduce Ramage to you guys. It will be a new version of the song "Left / Right Hemisphere" - let's call it a revox! The (audio) track will be available on our MySpace/Facebook from Tuesday on."
That's right! Opeth will start the recording of their 10th album on the 31st of January 2011. The band has picked the legendary Atlantis Studios (ex Metronome studios) in Stockholm and will once again work with Jens Bogren engineering. Mixing duties will be handled by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree).
A possible release worldwide is expected in Autumn of 2011 through Roadrunner Records. The new material has been described by the band as being "good".
Colosseum's third and last album, Chapter 3: Parasomnia will be a tribute to singer/guitarist Juhani Palomäki, who died right after the recording process in May of this year. The album will be released through Firebox Records hopefully still during the month of December, at latest in the beginning of January 2011.
Six Feet Under has canceled all dates on their earlier announced Christmas Metal Tour. The band released the following apology message:
"Circumstances and events beyond our control has forced the cancellation of our December tour in Europe. We are deeply aware of the burden this puts on our loyal fans and we apologize. We live to play in front of our Fans and our commitment to our European fans could not be stronger.
You have always been there for Six Feet Under and we do not take that for granted. You are important to US! In April 2011 we will do a tour of Europe to support our new DVD Wake The Night! Live In Germany. We will make up as many of these canceled dates as possible while adding many more. Thank you for understanding but more importantly, thanks for supporting Six Feet Under"
Earth is pleased to announce the arrival of a new album. Coming February 2011 from Southern Lord Records, we welcome Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I. Produced and recorded at Avast Studios in Seattle,Washington by Stuart Hallerman (notable engineer behind Earth 2), this new album features the following line-up:
Adrienne Davies - trap kit and percussives
Dylan Carlson - electric guitar and devices
Lori Goldston - cello and devices
Karl Blau - electric bass guitar
Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I cover art] tracklist:
01. Old Black
02. Father Midnight
03. Descent To The Zenith
04. Hell's Winter
05. Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1
US metallers Hammer Horde returned to Dimmworks Studios on November 26th to begin recording their sophomore album, expected to be released sometime in 2011.
The band has launched an official studio diary with studio reports, photos, and more - including the announcement of the new album title, Vinlander. Keep up with the band's studio progress each week at this location.
Lebanese metallers Kimaera have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"After a whole decade of dedication to Kimaera, we are sorry to announce that one of the very few remaining original members, the longtime bassist Wissam Abiad decided to part ways with the band, due to his own personal reasons.
Your musicianship, brotherhood and drunkenness will be missed, we wish you all the best...'"
The Meads Of Asphodel are proud to announce the online debut of "Life In The Shadows".
"Life In The Shadows" can be watched online at www.themeadsofasphodel.com.
"Life In The Shadows" explores the dark, complex world of underground English Black Metal band The Meads Of Asphodel. A band with convtroversial opinions, hidden identities and a determined rule that they will never play live.
The film shows the band at their most vulnerable, gaining exclusive access to the Meads world. Metatron explains his controversial lyrics and ideas on religion, J.D Tait guides us around the Meads' Bridge Gate Studios and Urakbarameel vents his annoyance at being labelled a 'Battle Metal' band.
US metallers Atheist will embark on a headlining tour of Europe in April 2011. Support act will come from US metallers Exhumed.
Frontman Kelly Shaefer commented: "Greetings everyone, thank you all for the overwhelming support of our new album Jupiter, we are humbled by all of the nice things being said about the new stuff and cannot wait to bring it to the stage. So now it's time to come pull some faces off in Europe on our first headlining run in support of the new album! And we are stoked to share the tour with the boys from Exhumed. We are able to play a few places we have never been before so we are all very excited about that, as well as the fact that we of course have some fun new shit to play live - the songs from Jupiter along with songs from all three prior albums. See you all on tour in 2011!"
Kings of Swedish death metal Amon Amarth have just announced the title of the band's forthcoming album as Surtur Rising.
Due out in the spring of 2011, Surtur Rising marks the group's 8th full-length studio release and undoubtedly one of 2011's most anticipated releases by fans and critics alike. Surtur Rising is the follow up to the highly acclaimed, 2008 release, Twilight of the Thunder God, which landed the #7 spot in Revolver Magazine's Top 20 Albums of 2008 and what Metal Sucks called " bottomless gauntlet of riffs that the band endlessly takes gargantuan swigs from, sounding both lush and emotive as well as skull crushingly heavy... every goddamn one is a chest-beating anthem."