Agoraphobic Nosebleed's brand new full-length album "Agorapocalypse" is currently streaming in its entirety at this location.
"Agorapocalypse" will see its North American release today, April 14th, followed by an international release on Monday, April 20th (May 4th in the UK). "Agorapocalypse" will be issued on CD, a limited-edition LP packaged with a 12"x12" full color 28-page booklet, and a mailorder only long-box CD set that includes a full color poster, 4 piece pin set and an embroidered patch.
Agoraphobic Nosebleed members Kat and Richard Johnson will be performing on "Agorapocalypse"'s release date with their respective bands Salome and Drugs Of Faith in Washington, DC with Misery Index and Landmine Marathon. Complete show details can be found here.
The Liquid Tension Experiment Box Set is the ultimate souvenir of Liquid Tension Experiment's 10th Anniversary Reunion Tour. Included in this deluxe package are both the NYC and LA shows in their entirety (on both CD and DVD), as well as the Liquid Trio Experiment 2 CD and two items that are exclusive to this set and will not be available separately: Live In LA on Blu-ray Disc and a bonus CD of all of the improv jams from the other LTE 2008 shows.
According to the Ytsejam Records website, this deluxe box set is a limited edition and only available on a first come, first served basis. There will only be one pressing done and once they are gone, they are gone forever.
After Manowar's last year's live performance to break the world record for the longest heavy metal concert, Manowar are ready to make metal history again... so they say themselves:
"Manowar fans, another kickass first from the "Kings Of Metal"! Striving to please the best fans in the world, Manowar continues to make history with innovative ways for warriors from all corners of the globe to enjoy metal at its finest.
Manowar is currently recording a song from their new album in 15 (and counting...) different languages. Never before has this been attempted by any heavy metal band. Stay tuned for video clips of each version as they are recorded with an indepth look at Eric Adams' odyssey into the world of multi-lingual vocals.
Ashes You Leave have issued the following update: "As you already know, due to technical problems, the release of our new album "Songs For The Lost" is slightly delayed. While we wait for the confirmation of the new release date, we decided to make more of our new songs available for streaming."
The songs are called "The Feast", "Taints" and also "Stranded" was available for streaming online. All songs can be found here.
The following update has been posted by Borknagar guitarist Øystein Garnes Brun on the band's Myspace page:
"The title of the new Borknager album will be nothing less than: "Universal".
As the musical and lyrical approach of the album has shaped up during the production of the new album, the title "Universal" is the title that shines through and mirrors the essence of the album. "Universal" is a title that is broad enough and huge enough to project the giant character of this album, both musically and lyrically.
The production of the new album is going as planned and the album will be mixed at Toproom studios by the end of April. We can assure you that the new album will come with a massive, energic and vital production that few can match, by far the best production we have had so far. The album is planned to be released through Indie Recordings in September, later this year, an actual date will be issued later."
MTV has the exclusive on the world premier of the new video from Sacred Oath "Counting Zeros". Check it out at this location.
"Counting Zeros," also the first single from the self-titled new album, was handpicked by iTunes as their Discovery Download Pick Of The Week for April 7th, and the band quickly set upon creating a video for the song.
"I couldn't be happier," said lead singer/guitarist Rob Thorne in a written statement released by the label Angel Thorne Music. "Counting Zeros is my favorite track on the album for so many reasons, not least of which is the lyric content. A few years ago we were uncovering the corruption underneath the war in Iraq. Now we're neck deep in AIG bonuses and Bernie Madoff. 'Counting Zeros' is a call to arms."
As reported by MetalSucks, Novembers Doom have been around a long time. But with longevity comes expertise, and 20 years into their career Novembers Doom are still kicking out some of the finest death/doom opuses of their career. The band just finished recording their new album "Into Night's Requiem Infernal" with a release expected on The End Records some time this year, but we've been given an exclusive first listen of the new song "Empathy's Greed," right here, right now. Have a look for yourself and stay tuned for album release news as it becomes available. You can listen to the new track at the Novembers Doom MySpace.
Forget about easter-bunnies and eastereggs, The Lucifer Principle offers you a brutal start of your easterweekend: "We've uploaded two brand new tunes from our upcoming album "Welcome To Bloodshed". To give you an idea of what you can expect the 15th of May, we also present you the artwork of the new album. Have a great weekend with "Born In Bloodshed" and "Graveyard Ave."."
Drummer Hans Rutten of The Gathering has posted the following update on the band's website:
"First of all: we will do a couple of try out gigs before we start the festival season. We will play in Heerlen and Purmerend, both located in The Netherlands. Please note these are try-out gigs. Things will go wrong. But that's also the fun part, we just play and we will see what happens! Both evenings will be a lot of fun for sure.
Today we received "The West Pole" vinyl test pressing. As we are living in a digital world I forgot the sound of a black 12 inch on a turntable. It is incredible! The sound is so much warmer, rounder, the high tones are crispy, bass sounds so creamy... Well I can go on for a while, but above all be sure you grab a copy of "The West Pole" on vinyl before they cost 200 dollar on eBay! Btw, it is a double album, 180 grams, specially remastered for vinyl, and with a different running order. Still available at our webshop, but we will only make 500 copies (limited), and they go faaast."
To celebreate the 30th anniversary of the Judas Priest album "British Steel", the band is very pleased to announce they will be performing the whole album in its entirety during the US 2009 Summer Tour plus some other Priest classics! Judas Priest are proud to announce that they will be touring in the US with Whitesnake for most of the dates - a few of the shows won't be with them
Jul. 01 - The Family Arena - St. Charles, MO
Jul. 02 - Summerfest, Harley Davidson Stage - Milwaukee, WI (no Whitesnake)
Jul. 03 - Taste Of Minnesota at Harriet Island - St. Paul, MN
Jul. 07 - Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA
Jul. 08 - CMAC - Canandaigua, NY
Jul. 09 - Molson Amphitheatre - Toronto, ONT
Right after the mixing and mastering of the new album "Unborn Again" with producer/engineer extraordinaire Harris Johns (Sodom, Sepultura, Helloween, etc), legendary New Jersey Thrashers Whiplash will unleash their brand new album for the very first time at a listening party in Berlin, Germany.
The event will be held at the infamous Brutz & Brakel Pub located at Friedrichshain, Berlin on 17th and 18th April 2009.
Vic Records signed Singapore's Vedic metallers Rudra. Here's the official press release:
"One of the most original black/death metal bands around! Their fifth full length album called "Brahmavidya: Transcendental I" , will be released in Europe by Vic Records on the 6th of July.
Rudra is one of the leaders in the Asian Metal scene. The band was formed way back in 1992 in Singapore. The album "Brahmavidya: Transcendental I" album contains 13 songs of genre-expanding black/death with fascinating ethnic atmospheres, over 60 minutes of highly original and well produced extreme metal. Lyrical themes are the Vedic themes, Ancient Indian Philosophy and Mythology. Rudra is named after the Ancient Vedic god of storm and a form of the God Shiva. The band refer to their music as Vedic metal, paying tribute to the culture and spirituality of their ancestors."
"It's with great pleasure we can now announce the next two bands for PROGPOWER SCANDINAVIA 2009:
Headliner for the first night of our main-event will be Swedish doom metal kings Candlemass (www.candlemass.se). 10 full length albums, a live album, a couple of live DVDs and a bunch of EPs, into their career and they are sounding better than ever, a statement to which the new album "Death Magic Doom" (their second with American vocalist Robert Lowe) serves as bullet-proof evidence. Although Candlemass isn't exactly power or progressive metal, we feel that their heavy-as-hell blend of classic metal infused riffs and doom-stomping beats makes them the prime example of how genre-descriptions doesn't really matter - it's all about the quality! We're sure that any open minded music fan will be able to embrace this fantastic band and enjoy witnessing them headline the first night of PP Scan 2009.
German metallers Deadlock posted the following statement on their myspace page:
"We're not happy to announce, that we parted ways with Tom after more than 7 common years. Due to some musical and personal differences we agreed with him that it's better to make a cut.
There's no shittalking whatsoever, no bad mood or angry feelings. We just decided that Deadlock should go on with a new bass player.
We thank Tom for all the amazing years, the great time, his friendship and all our happy experiences together!
All future shows will be played with session musicians until we find a new member for that part. More news on our search for the new DEADLOCK family member will be posted soon!"
"Donnie Hamzik, the original drummer for Manowar, will be on tour with the band in 2009! Manowar and special guests HolyHell will be headlining some of Europe's major metal festivals, including their very own Magic Circle Festival III at the Loreley on the Rhine River in Germany on Saturday, July 18, 2009."
Look for official news and tour dates as they develop on Manowar appearances and events via http://www.manowar.com/tour.html.