Sweden Gothenburg metal band Degradead have completed work on their new album "Out Of Body Experience" cover art]. The album was recorded at Studio Abyss/Black Lounge in Ludvika. The release date is set for february 20, 2009.
"Out Of Body Experience" contains the following fourteen songs:
01. All Is Gone
02. Wake The Storm
03. Achieve The sky
04. Everlasting Hatred
05. Dephts Of Darkness
07. Future Is Now
09. The Burning Orchid
10. Almost Dead
Two songs have been uploaded to the official MySpace. The songs are called "Depths Of Darkness" and "Wake The Storm".
Sepultura will start the A-LEX World Tour next month and they built a sitefor fans to follow the guys on the road, The band will be posting exclusive videos, photos, twitter and blogging from the road. And the setlist will be available for voting for every single gig of the tour. And while the tour doesn't start you can listen to the entire album here.
A-Lex will be released via SPV Records on the following dates:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Brazil: January 23
UK, Scandinavia, rest of Europe: January 26
USA, Canada: January 27
In Mourning have booked the studio for the recording of their next album:
"The 22nd of August we will begin the recording of the follow-up to our debutalbum, "Shrouded Divine". Once again we will enter The Black Lounge Studios with Jonas Kjellgren. So until the recording sessions beging we will focus hard on finishing up the material for our new album. More info will follow during the writing process so keep checking back for updates."
"The 69 Eyes has started recording their next, ninth studio album with the Grammy awarded producer Matt Hyde. He is most known from his works with Slayer, Monster Magnet and Fu Manchu. The recording process will take place both in Helsinki and Los Angeles. The still unnamed album will come out in September 2009, a possible video & single cut earlier early summer."
Cult Of Luna have announced the following European tour dates:
Mar. 10 - Recyclart - Brussels, Belgium
Mar. 11 - Kulturfabrik - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Mar. 12 - Noumatrouff - Mulhouse, France
Mar. 13 - Cartonnerie Cabaret - Reims, France
Mar. 14 - Epicerie Moderne - Lyon / Feyzin, France
Mar. 15 - Havana - Statut - Toulouse, France
Mar. 16 - El Loco Club - Valencia, Spain
Mar. 17 - Kafe Antzokia - Bilbao, Spain
Mar. 18 - LA 2 - Barcelona, Spain
Mar. 19 - La Sala Live!! - Madrid, Spain
Mar. 20 - Abatoires - Cognac, France
Mar. 21 - Grand Mix - Tourcoing, France
Mar. 22 - Elysee Montmarte - Paris, France.
In other news, Cult Of Luna have set "Fire Was Born" cover art] as the title of their upcoming live DVD, which will be released March 23rd. The DVD will be released as a bonus disc on the re-pressing of "Eternal Kingdom" as well as a stand alone DVD.
Dutch metallers Epica have issued the following update:
"We are proud and very happy to announce that we have found a new guitarist to replace Ad as a fulltime member of Epica. We would like to introduce Isaac Delahaye as the newest Epica-member."
The band adds: "Isaac is no stranger to the band since he already replaced Ad once at a gig in France back in 2003. He also worked with Coen , Yves and Arien on "Project SiC" in 2006, but the most of you will know him from his work with God Dethroned in which he also worked with Arien. Isaac is an enormously talented and skilled musician and we think he is the ideal person to fill up Ad's spot and to make Epica's line-up strong and complete again."
United Arab Emirates-based death metallers Nervecell have posted there new official video "Demean" online. The track comes off the band's latest album, "Preaching Venom", which was released last April. The video can be watched here. The video was filmed and directed by Ahmad "That Guy" Sharif.
In other news, Nervecell recently confirmed for Dubai Desert Rock Festival 2009, and issued the following comment on their official Myspace: "We are proud to announce that Nervecell will be performing at Dubai Desert Rock Festival 2009 along with Motörhead, Opeth, Arch Enemy, Chimaira and August Burns Red which is set to take place on March 6, 2009 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
According to Nuclear Blast, New York's genre defining extreme metal legends Suffocation will enter the studio to begin recording their Nuclear Blast debut "Blood Oath" starting January 31st. The follow up to their 2006 self-titled record will once again be recorded with Joe Cincotta, whom they worked with on their previous two releases. Mixing duties will be handled this time around by Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth) and cover artwork will once again be brought to life by Jon Zig (Deeds Of Flesh, Disgorge, Gorgasm). Some tentative song titles so far are "Dismal Dream," "Undeserving," "Confines Of Disillusion," "Blood Oath," "Come Hell Or High Priest," "Provoking the Disturbed." More details and tour plans to be revealed shortly.
Napalm Death have made their new upcoming album "Time Waits For No Slave", available for streaming online on its entirety. You can listen to the whole album at the group's MySpace.
"Time Waits For No Slave" will be released via Century Media Records on the following dates:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: January 23
Spain, Portugal: January 27
Sweden, Finland, Hungary: January 28
UK: February 2
France, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Rest of Europe: January 26
USA: February 10
Chainsaw, one of the best bands on Polish melodic Thrash metal scene, returns with a brand new album entitled "Evilution". The new LP is a concept album due to the lyrical content, written by a native Scotsman, Alex Summers. It consists of 10 rather dark and gruesome tales - Celtic legends telling stories of half-human and half-animal creatures, paranormal activities, supernatural powers and the evolution of evil and magic that took place in Scotland throughout the centuries. The first recording session took place in mid 2008 at Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland with the following guests: Titus (vocals), best known from Acid Drinkers, and Mauser (guitar), an ex-member of Vader, currently involved in his project UnSun.
On Friday January 16th, NOVEMBERS DOOM will enter recording studio "Belle City Sound" to begin recording their 7th full length CD, to be titled "Into Night's Requiem Infernal". Tracking duties will be handled by Chris Djuricic (Engineer and Novembers Doom bassist), and the mixing of the disc by Dan Swano at Unisound. The band comments:
"We're using the same Recording / Mixing formula we've used on "The Pale Haunt Departure" and "The Novella Reservoir". In our opinion, the combination of Djuricic and Swano creates the perfect sound for us, and we've received nothing but stellar reviews of sound quality from this combination in the past.
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced its 2009 Inductees, one of them being Metallica. On April 4, 2009, the Induction Ceremony will take place in Cleveland for the first time since 1997. The 2009 Induction Ceremony will be broadcast live on Fuse TV.
According to a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame press release, Metallica is the most successful heavy metal band of the past quarter centry. Metallica's line-up has primarily consisted of drummer Lars Ulrich, rhythm guitarist, vocalist James Hetfield, and lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, as well as current bass player Robert Trujillo. Longtime bassists for the band, the late Cliff Burton, and Jason Newsted, are also being inducted. Metallica's early releases included fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship that placed them as one of the "big four" of the thrash metal subgenre alongside Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. The band earned a growing fan base in the underground music community and critical acclaim, with the 1986 release "Master of Puppets" described as one of the most influential and "heavy" thrash metal albums. The band achieved substantial commercial success with its self-titled 1991 album, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. With this release the band expanded its musical direction resulting in an album that appealed to a more mainstream audience.
Dutch metallers God Dethroned have issued the following update:
"You guys already knew that Roel is back in the band after 8 years of absence. Again we have a new band member in the ranks of God Dethroned. Already somewhere in 2008 it became clear that Isaac and the band would follow their own seperate paths again. Everything for our own private reasons, so we said goodbye as friends. Then we decided to record the new album as a 3 piece and look for a new guitar player later.
A few weeks ago we auditioned Susan Gerl (Murder Syndicate) and she proved to be the right person for the band. Professional attitude and a 100% metalhead, exactly what we were looking for. You can see her live in action at our first show of the year in Den Bosch (Holland) on March 21.
Season of Mist is happy to announce French death metallers Trepalium have just been added to the roster. A member of the Klonosphere, a group of French metal bands featuring Klone, Hacride, Mistaken Element and many other, Trepalium are not afraid to cross the boundaries and bring metal to a new dimension of diversity, technicality and energy - just like their friends from Gojira, with whom they are about to tour once again.
"XIII", Trepalium's third album, will be released in February in France, Benelux and Switzerland only. But those of you fellow Europeans who live by the French borders should definitely come and check the band when they're on tour with Gojira!"
"The time has come for our first proper headline gig in London. Come and see us at The Unicorn on the 7th March performing a 90 minute set. Most tracks of our latest album, as well as selected tracks from the band's back catalogue will be performed. Support will be provided by promising atmospheric blacksters Crom Dubh. Entrance is FREE so don't miss this unique opportunity!"