East Coast death metallers Pyrexia's scheduled European tour, also featuring, Aeon, Decrepit Birth and Inherit Disease has been cancelled.
Decrepit Birth comment, "Fuck... just got the news from UL, the January European tour has been cancelled. The booking company called off the tour due to the fact that dates were not getting finalized and time was running out. I'm really bummed, we were getting ready... and I guess we won't be there for a while, probably 'till we finish recording our next CD. well, gives us more time to really focus on the new album... Sorry guys."
Finnish viking metallers Moonsorrow have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "V: Hävitetty", at this location (artwork created by Travis Smith). The CD is scheduled for release on January 10, 2007 via Spikefarm Records.
Moonsorrow have also announced that a tour for the album will happen sometime next year. More information about the album is said to be released soon.
Green Christmas festival have revealed another four bands filling the festival line-up: valued Rock band Kosmikud, young Thrash band Chainsaw, winner of the Green Christmas Young Star band contest Burn Still and Finnish Gothic Metal band To/Die/For.
Finnish metallers Swallow The Sun have issued the following update:
"Welcome to 070207.com
This site is all about Swallow The Sun's forthcoming album "Hope". Here you'll find info, downloads and other stuff about different phases of making Hope happen.
These pages are still a work in progress and we will be adding all kinds of information and media for you to download, so check back here every now and then. We are very sorry for the lack of content on some sections.
Though we don't have that much to download - yet - check out the videos for a new clip from last year's show in Lutakko. And there's some reports from the pre-listening sessions here.
Keep a close eye also to the column to the right ("Upcoming Events") - we'll be adding important dates and events there as they turn up."
Evergrey, Girlschool and Steelhart have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 22-23, 2007 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
Former Pantera/Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul has confirmed that his new band has been officially dubbed Hell Yeah.
The lineup also features Chad Gray (Mudvayne) on vocals, Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne) on guitar, Tom Maxwell (Nothingface) on guitar, Jerry Montano (Danzig, Nothingface) on bass.
In a recent interview with BW&BK, Paul was tight-lipped about the topic: "I mean, I can't really say what's going on, but I've got some stuff I'm working on right now, some people who've been really, really cool and a lot of fun to work with. And we're just kind of keeping everything under wraps." Expect an album from Hell Yeah to surface early next year via Paul's label, Big Vin Records.
Candlemass are currently looking for a new singer since they recently parted ways with Messiah. Preferably swedish but the band will consider all options.
You are over 25, you love metal and doom, got a fantastic voice, sound great both in a high and low range.
You got studio and live experience, and it's of course also important that you are a good frontman.
You are easy to work with, democratic, good listener with a positive attitude. A healthy sense of humour is also a plus!
If you think you are the man for Candlemass, email your links and info to the address below and make sure you got at least three songs for the band to listen to + photo and some info about you.
You can email your links and info to firstname.lastname@example.org up to Christmas (Note, do not send mp3s or other large files! Only links to files on the web!). The band will take the time to find the perfect voice for Candlemass.
More dates for the re-scheduled European part of the Manowar/Rhapsody Of Fire/Holyhell 'Demons, Dragons And Warriors World Tour 2007' tour have been changed. Three Czech Republic dates have now been changed and one new Greek date has been added.
Here are all the dates confirmed so far, including the new changes and additions:
March 14 - Sportovní Hala Novesta, Zlín, Czech Republic
March 15 - CEZ Aréna, Pardubice, Czech Republic
March 16 - Hala Lokomotiva, Plzen, Czech Republic
March 22 - Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany
March 23 - Olympiahalle, München, Germany
March 24 - Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
March 27 - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
March 28 - Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany
A new video by Thrashers Machine Head has been posted online. The video is of the band playing a new song of theirs at the Sounds Of The Underground tour. The song is called 'Aesthetics Of Hate' and will appear on the band's upcoming album 'The Blackening'. This was the song's live debut, and the whole thing was captured on film and is now available for download.
You can download the low quality version from here.
You can download the high quality version from here.
In other Machine Head news, the band's very first album 'Burn My Eyes' which was released in 1994, is going to be re-released. The re-release was originally going to be released in January next year, but so as to not clash with the release of The Blackening, it now has the date of September 2007. The re-release will contain the original album, plus the band's cover of 'Alan's On Fire', two remixes, two live tracks, as well as some rare demos.
Doom/Death Metal band Novembers Doom have posted a song from their upcoming album 'The Novella Reservior' online. The song acts as a sample listen to the new album, which won't be due out until 20th February, 2007. The song is entitled 'Drown The Inland Mere'.
Black Metallers Satyricon and Gothenburg Metal band Soilwork are the latest inclusions to the list of bands to perform at next years House Of Metal festival. The festival will take place in Umeå, Sweden on the 16th, 17th February, 2007.
A total of 22 bands will be performing at the festival. The bands announced so far are: Satyricon, Soilwork, Hardcore Superstar, Savage Circus, Heed, Hellfueled, 6th Awakening, Lesra and Assailant. More acts are said to be announced soon.
The just released DVD by Power/Heavy Metallers Iced Earth now has a trailer available. The DVD 'Alive In Athens - The DVD' is a video recording of the band's 1999 Greek concert and live album 'Alive In Athens'. You can view the trailer in .rm or .wma formats here.
The Haunted's video for the song 'The Flood' has been posted online here.
The clip was directed by Roger Johansson, in Sweden. The track comes off the new The Haunted album, "The Dead Eye", which comes out today via Century Media Records. A "making of" feature for the 'The Flood' video can be viewed here.
An e-card featuring two tracks from the CD — 'The Medication' and 'The Drowning' - can be accessed from here.
Australian Death/Grind Metal band The Berzerker have decided upon a title for their fourth full length release. The album will be called 'Animosity'. It will be released in March 2007 through Earache Records.
"...The Berzerker continue and develop the theme of hate fuelled lyrics and extreme sonic assault seen in 'World Of Lies' that makes The Berzerker one of the worlds most extreme bands".