Check out Artistdirect.com right now to see the premiere of the new video for "Walk With Me In Hell"! All the footage from this new video was taken from the upcoming Lamb Of God double DVD "Walk With Me In Hell" out July 1st everywhere.
U.K. metallers Bolt Thrower have issued the following update:
"We've spent the last year trying to write songs for a new album, planning to go into the studio this summer, unfortunately, after a lot of thought, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone the recording indefinitely. We know everybody says that their new album is better than their last, but with us we really believed that. From day one we made it clear that we'd stop recording when we felt we'd written the ultimate Bolt Thrower album, we just never knew when that would be, we kind of took for granted that each release would get better and better. But we have realised now that our last release, "Those Once Loyal" turned out to be that album, and basically the new stuff we have written just doesn't match up to it. We have a lot of pride in our back catalogue, and we refuse to turn into one of the many bands (like the ones we grew up listening to) who end up releasing crap, and we're also not prepared to compromise by instead releasing an album of cover versions or a 'best of' album. Sorry to disappoint those of you looking forward to hearing new Bolt Thrower songs, but we always said that we would never release anything we weren't happy with or that, in our view, didn't at least match up to our previous work.
Regain Records has launched a new and dedicated Lord Belial MySpace page featuring a streaming version of one track - "Sworn" from the Swedish black metallers' eighth studio spinner "The Black Curse", which will see a September release. According to their MySpace hype, this will be the album that qualifies them for the Champion's League of Swedish Black Metal.
As has been in metal news, Regain will re-release the old Lord Belial demos this month on one CD called "Ancient Demons". According to a press release, "Ancient Demons" are awesome on their own as something to crank up and revel in the old-school vibe, as well as a document of a watershed era in the history of extreme music, one that has yet to be topped for sheer creativity and boundary destroying."
"Aborted's entire new album "Strychnine.213" will be exclusively streamed at their MySpace page from June 13th, 2008 on for one week! So, make sure you don't miss the chance to check out this deadly masterpiece.
Furthermore, the "European death metal butchers" have posted live footage plus a short backstage interview filmed at Neurotic Death Fest in Tilburg (NL) on May 30th, 2008 online. So, if you are ready for some intense live devastation, follow this link.
Easily the band's most diverse and intense effort to date, "Strychnine.213" will be released all across Europe via Century Media Records on June 23rd, 2008 in a special O-card packaging with alternate cover artwork and a blistering cover of "Slaughtered" (originally by Pantera) as bonus track."
Aussie grinders The Berzerker have announced UK tour dates. Also, they yesterday (June 11) posted some details about their new release - their fifth studio album "The Reawakening" which will not be available in stores. The tour dates are listed on the band's profile, and here's a reminder of them;
UK Tour Dates:
25/06 The Attic - Sawyers Venue - Kettering, Northamptonshire
26/06 Junktion 7 - Nottingham
27/06 TJ's - Newport, Wales
28/06 The White Rabbit - Plymouth
29/06 Ghostfest - Leeds, England
30/06 Ivory Blacks - Glasgow, Scotland
01/07 Queens Hall - Nuneaton
02/07 The Underworld - London
05/07 Groundzero Festival (DJ performance) - Bussloo, Holland
19/07 Folkets Park - Trelleborg, Sweden
Keep Of Kalessin's recently shot video for the track "Ascendant" in Gothenburg, Sweden with director Patrick Ullaeus (who has previously worked with such bands as Dimmu Borgir, Sonic Syndicate, and In Flames) is now available for worldwide viewing!
Watch the video at MySpace Metal.
According to the band, it is a "…performance video shot on white screen / green screen" and "…will be one of the 'baddest' metal videos of 2008!"
Ukrainian Metal band Holy Blood have posted the following message on their MySpace:
"The new Holy Blood CD "The Patriot", will be available on Tuesday the 30th of June. The group will release it at Cornerstone exclusively that first week. Watch for it at your favorite online site. All pre-orders will ship as soon as the band gets back from the festival."
"The Patriot" tracklisting:
01. In The Night Gloom
02. War For The Human Soul
03. The Patriot
04. Wind Of Death
05. Thirst To Live In Freedom
06. Well Tried Faith
07. Blood Of Christ
08. Meeting The Sunrise
09. Wind Of Death
+ The Patriot
Swedish metallers Falconer have completed work on their new album, entitled "Among Beggars And Thieves", at Andy La Rocque's (King Diamond) Sonic Train Studio in Varberg, Sweden. 13 songs were mixed during the sessions, including two bonus tracks for the LP's first edition.
"Among Beggars And Thieves" cover] tracklisting:
01. Field Of Sorrow
02. Man Of The Hour
03. A Beggar Hero
05. Carnival Of Disgust
06. Mountain Men
07. Viddernas Man
08. Pale Light Of Silver Moon
09. Boiling Led
10. Dark Ages
11. Skula Skorpa, Skalk
12. Dreams And Pyres
13. Vi Sålde Våra Hemman
+ Music Video
According to the band: "The video for the song "Carnival Of Disgust" has been recorded, edited and exceeded the expectations. The main parts of the video was shot at the medieval Vadstena castle on a windy and cold April day."
Norway's In Vain have issued the following update on their MySpace page:
"The song writing process are done and we're 90% done with the lyrics. Once again we will enter DUB Studio in our hometown Kristiansand and have booked it for two months starting 1 July. All recordings will be done in DUB studio and for the mixing we have different options that will be consulted as the process goes on..
Now, we just hope to get together and practice a little the time that's left before the recording starts.. We aim at a playing time of 55 min, but most likely it will be over 60 min this time as well.. More info on song titles, music, etc to come.. "
Swedish metallers Scar Symmetry's latest album, "Holographic Universe", can now be streamed in its entirety at the group's MySpace Page.
02. Timewave Zero
04. Artificial Sun Projection
05. The Missing Coordinates
06. Ghost Prototype I (Measurement of Thought)
07. Fear Catalyst
09. Prism and Gate
10. Holographic Universe
11. The Three-Dimensional Shadow
12. Ghost Prototype II (Deus Ex Machina)
"Holographic Universe" is scheduled for release in Europe on June 20, 2008 and in North America on July 8, 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Drummer Andrè Hilgers has left the band, as an update on the official Axxis website states:
Andrè Hilgers (drums) and Axxis will go different ways by mutual agreement. Andrè will concentrate his full energy on Rage in the future. We wish him the greatest success out there and we want to say: thanxx for all! We're sure that we all will hear a lot of positive things in the future from Andrè.
Bernhard: "Andrè is a great person and a super drummer. He would earn to reach the top-ten list of the best drummers in Germany. We will miss him."
Harry: "We wish Andrè all the best for his future and we're looking back on wonderful 4 years in a successful time."