Darkthrone's frontman, singer, guitarist and bassist Ted "Nocturno Culto" Skjellum will release "The Misanthrope", a documentary/fiction film which will show the Norwegian black metal scene in its element, on April 23 through Peaceville Records.
A press release goes as follows:
"The Misanthrope" cover] takes us into the heart of the Norwegian Black Metal scene and folk culture, with unique footage of Darkthrone rehearsing, Aura Noir, strange trips into the forest and even a brief excursion to Japan.
The film comes in a deluxe package including a bonus audio CD of new music by Nocturno specifically composed for the film.
Extras include stills/photo gallery, the promo video for Darkthrone's 'Too Old, Too Cold' and extremely rare vintage videos of performances by the band of 'Thulcandra' and 'Archipelago'.
Swedish doomsters Candlemass will release their new album "King Of The Grey Islands", on June 22 through Nuclear Blast Records.
A picture of the cover art can be found here. The track listing for the 9th studio album is as follows:
02. Emperor Of The Void
03. Devil Seed
04. Of Stars And Smoke
05. Demonia 6
07. Man Of Shadows
09. The Opal City
10. Embracing The Styx
Bassist Leif Edling had the following to say about the concept behind the 10 new tracks: "The album is a concept story about depression and suicide in the modern society. The road to ruin for "many kings of grey islands" that can't stand the everyday life, and want to do something about it. No need to say this is Candlemass' black album!!"
The following message was posted at the official Galadriel website:
"The process of recording of our new album "Renascence" is still not finished! We must CANCEL the Romanian tour and the show in Bratislava!!! We're very sorry and feel the anger, but the recording of our new album is still not over. Due to this situation and some other problems we must to cancel the ROMANIAN TOUR ! and the show in Bratislava.
Dear Romanian fans, we want to say sorry for this situation and we hope we will come to your country as soon as possible.
We want to say SORRY to organizers too, we know it is very bad for you!"
And on March 7th this announcement was posted:
"HOYAS is no longer the drummer of Galadriel! We're sorry to announce that Hoyas is no longer the drummer of our band. After some problems we decided to stop our cooperation. Our friendship remains unbroken !
The following message was posted a few days ago on the official website of the German Progressive Death Metal combo Dark Suns:
"Yeehaw, nevertheless it's been taken faster than expected, hasn't it? ;-)
Well, let's become a bit serious: In about four weeks we'll enter our studio to record the new DS album. We're looking forward to miss the whole summerdays again to make out the best of the songs :-) ... It's quite clear that the following working titles won't express anything to you; for us they are probably the most important names during the last two years.
OSLO, NORWAY - Norwegian rockers SUSPERIA have suffered a major setback in the run up to their forthcoming European tour with WASP later this month and the subsequent UK dates with ONSLAUGHT. The bands drummer Tjodalv has broken his ankle in a freak accident and will have to sit out the dates.
The incident happened when he slipped on a patch of ice whilst unloading his vehicle. He was immediately rushed to a local hospital where he was diagnosed with an ankle break in two places, which required an emergency operation. Shattered and dejected Tjoldav is now at home recuperating, with strict orders to rest for at least five months until the breaks heal. The band are devestated at what has happened.
IN YOUR BLOOD TRACK LIST REVEALED AND SINGLE AVAILABLE
CADAVERIA have just announced the track list appearing on their forthcoming album IN YOUR BLOOD. Here we are:
1 - 100.000 faces
2 - The dream
3 - Anagram
4 - Memento Audere Semper
5 - Laying in black
6 - Queen of forgotten
7 - Exorcism to chaos
8 - Uneven like clouds
9 - Before the pes came
10 - Virtual escape from tragedy
11 - Atypical suggestions by a dead artist
12 - Enlightened
To start feeling the pulse of this rising foetus you can now enjoy the single "Laying in Black". IN YOUR BLOOD album will be released by Season of Mist on May 21st, 2007 (May 22nd in USA and Canada).
"Threads Of Life", the 6th studio album by Shadows Fall is hitting stores today, April 3rd. You can preview the entire "Threads Of Life" album now by logging on to AOL's website. Click here.
Here's the tracklisting again:
02. Burning The Lives
04. Failure Of The Devout
06. Another Lost Hero
07. Final Call
08. Dread Uprising
09. The Great Collapse
10. Just Another Nightmare
The following press release was posted on the official Seasons Of Mist website:
"The legend says that a mythical creature named phoenix could be resurrected from its ashes. It is also says that those who carry the spirit of "burning phoenix" are unstoppable, even by the flames of an "infernal sun", as they possess the "ophidian will" to carry on, beyond all obstacles. But enough with cryptic talks and hints... Let it be known that legendary Septic Flesh have returned! Greek daemons Seth, Chris Antoniou, Sotiris V. and Fotis Benardo are back as they decided that besides their experimentation with different projects and musical paths, the path of the Flesh was not completely explored. And they have more nightmares to share...
Singer Dario Grillo has once again left the Italian Symphonic Power Metal band Thy Majestie.
"I won't attend the next few live shows with them and I won't record the new album," Dario writes on his web site. "I don't want to explain the reasons of the split 'cause I think nobody wants to know about bullshit, problems or controversies. I apologise to the fans who believed in the reunion and waited for another masterpiece like 'Hastings 1066', but the situation with the guys couldn't be managed in a civil way. So the main priority is Violet Sun, the new band led by singer Alessandra Amata, Alex Grillo on drums, Doctor Max on bass guitar and me the guitarist and keyboard player, producer and composer of the album. Stay tuned!!!"
Italian Symphonic Black Metallers of Stormlord are working on the first DVD of their career!
The following message was posted on their official web site:
"The Battle Of Quebec City: Live In Canada 2006" has been recorded during the band's 15th anniversary canadian tour and will include the complete show of Quebec City, plus 2 bootleg songs from Toronto and Montreal gigs, official videoclips, footage on the road and many more. Details will be announced soon.
We know we have a lot of fans crazy for graphics and we'd like to have one of your artworks as cover of the DVD! So we deicided to make a contest about it: just send us at stormlord @ email.it your cover artwork, the best ones will be published on our website and the best one will be used for the DVD. Let the battle begin!
Theatres Des Vampires is going to participate in seven upcoming shows taken place along May, June and August 2007, as part of The Addiction Tour, which ran from 2005 till 2007.
May 5 2007, Rock Club, Ronchi dei Legionari, Italy
May 19 2007, Dark Fest, Modena - San Damaso, Italy
Jun 1 2007, Blà Blà, Matosinhos, Portugal
Jun 2 2007, Culto Club, Lisboa, Portugal
Aug 11 2007, Summer Revolution Festival, Monumenti - Pula, Croatia
Aug 17 2007, More Than Fest, Ruzina, Slovakia
Aug 30 2007, South America Tour 2007, Bogotá, Colombia
Two new songs - 'Artemisia Teaser' and 'Departing Words' - from the new album "Artemesia", the long-awaited second studio album by Dutch Progressive Metallers Sun Caged, have been put online at the band's MySpace page. These are not the final mixed songs.
The album is about 70 minutes long and has been released on March 23rd in Europe by Lion Music.
01. Lyre's Harmony
02. A Fair Trade
04. Blood Lines
05. Painted Eyes
06. Engelbert The Inchworm
07. Afraid To Fly
09. Departing Words