According to a press release from Mascot Records, Pestilence will enter Jacob Hansen Studios mid October to record the new album "Resurrection Macabre", which will be released in 2009. The band will record 11 new songs and for the limited edition 3 bonus tracks.
The bonus tracks will be 3 classic Pestilence songs and you can vote Link] for your favourite song (voting ends on October 10). The 3 songs voted most for, will be re-recorded in the studio.
US metallers Six Feet Under will release their new album, entilted "Death Rituals", on November 11th via Metal Blade Records.
Metal Blade press release:
"The album features 12 tracks of pure American death metal delivering a bludgeoning slab of metal that will leave fans hungering for more. Legendary death metal vocalist Chris Barnes, along with guitarist Steve Swanson, bass legend Terry Butler, and drummer Greg Gall, continue to follow the dark and demented path that merges what Outburn magazine calls 'tried-and-true death groove' with stomach-turning lyrics and themes.
"Death Rituals" saw the band returning to Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with Chris Carroll at the helm with mixing duties being handled by Toby Wright and the return of Six Feet Under's old friend Bill Metoyer, who recorded the band's CD ''Warpath'', helping out with recording of the drums."
US metallers Devildriver have issued the following update:
"As you all know, DevilDriver has been laying low over the past couple of months... so we wanted to give you a head's up on what has been going on over the summer of 2008 up until now.
Upon returning from Europe in July, the band has been hard at work writing the fourth DevilDriver record... as of yet untitled. I have been back and forth between NY and Santa Barbara and L.A. writing the record, tracking demos at Mike's house and spending time with my loved ones. We currently have around 14 songs in the pot that we are working with and will have 2 or 3 more finished before we embark on our final run of "The Last Kind Words" touring cycle.
Soulfly will embark on a US headlining tour in November. So far, the following dates have been confirmed:
November 3 at Granada Theatre in Dallas, TX (ages 17+)
November 4 at White Rabbit in San Antonio, TX
November 5 at Meridian in Houston, TX
November 9 at Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
November 11 at Jester's in Fayetteville, NC
November 12 at Hooligan's in Jacksonville, NC
November 13 at Jaxx in Springfield, VA
November 14 at Blender Theatre in New York, NY
November 15 at Webster Theatre in Hartford, CT
November 16 at Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA
November 17 at Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA
November 18 at Al Rosa Villa in Columbus, OH
November 19 at The Machine Shop in Flint, MI (ages 18+)
Hammerfall are entering Andy La Rocque's (King Diamond) Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden today to continue recording their eighth full-length album. The record is planned to be released on February, 20th, 2009 and will include an instrumental written by the group's latest addition, guitarist Pontus Norgren (The Poodles, Talisman, Great King Rat), and a song entitled One Of A Kind, which was written as a collaboration between Hammerfall guitarist Oscar Dronjak and In Flames axeman Jesper Strömblad (who was a member of Hammerfall in the band's earliest incarnation).'
September 26th is edging closer, the official release date for the new Van Canto album "Hero".
If you just can't wait any longer to hear the new songs, then we've got good news for you! Effective immediately, you can check out a pre-listening session for the whole album at Metal Hammer.
Along with the normal CD, "Hero" will also contain a DVD. The track list is right here:
01. Speed of Light
02. Kings of Metal (Manowar cover)
04. Wishmaster (Nightwish cover)
05. The Bard's Song - In the Forest (Blind Guardian cover)
06. Quest for Roar
07. Stormbringer (Deep Purple cover)
08. Take to the Sky
09. Fear of the Dark (Iron Maiden cover)
"After having crowned the touring for "Lupus Dei" with the celebration at Wacken Open Air, we have now started pre-producing the follow up album to "Lupus Dei". We´re currently sweating blood and incense creating new anthems, and can hardly hide our enthusiasm about the stuff we have written yet. Expect a goddamn mighty 3rd strike, that will be heaven in hell for all you wolfmaniacs!
We will be busy with further songwriting and the pre-production during the next two months, and by mid of November the wolves will invade the studio. As we decided not to change a winning team, we will once again team up with the incredible Mr. Fredrik Nordström as the man behind the mixing desk.
Nachtmystium have dropped off the remainder of their tour with Opeth and High On Fire. Here's a statement from the band:
"Due to some issues beyond our control, we've been forced to pull off of the Opeth / High On Fire tour. We're aggressively working to try to get things together for the 2nd leg of our fall tour starting in Los Angeles on October 8th with Wolves In The Throne Room.
We apologize to anyone who was hoping to see us on the Opeth leg of the tour. Thanks to all of those who came out in support at the shows that we did manage to play, it was great seeing you maniacs out!!"
Nachtmystium have set the following dates for their new fall tour with Wolves In The Throne Room:
"Canadian extreme progressive metal quintet Into Eternity -- whose new album, "The Incurable Tragedy," debuted at 17 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart last week -- return to the road this weekend, when they kick off a string of dates alongside Iced Earth. However, the band's lead guitarist, Tim Roth, is unable to participate in the tour.
The group has issued the following statement to explain matters further: "All of us in the band, and especially Tim, have been looking forward to this tour with Iced Earth for months. Over the years, Iced Earth has been a huge influence on Into Eternity, as anyone who owns "Dead or Dreaming" Iced Earth t-shirt] knows.
"Austrian black metal mongrels Hellsaw are the latest addition to Napalm Records' evergrowing roster. The band, fronted by the charismatic Aries (ex-Sanguis), offers an unholy blend of dark melodies, pitch-black vocals, and infernal drums. The new Hellsaw opus "Cold" will be released in the spring of 2009."
Aries commented: "We are very proud to be a member of the Napalm family. Not only is it proof of our hard work, but also a major sign that Napalm Records return to their roots and put their faith in a fucked-up Austrian black metal band. We honor this sign of trust and in return will unleash our album "Cold" early next year. Fans can expect a composition of hate and brimstone, all-crushing blastbeats, and raw guitars filled with deep melancholy."
Swedish metallers Heed have decided to put the band to rest. The band issued the following explanation:
"As you've probably noticed the last couple of years Heed has been very inactive. So we have decided to put Heed on ice! All band members in Heed continues on their own with other projects but this MySpace will still be up in case anything changes in the future."
The following news was posted at Grave Digger official website:
"Dear Fans, we will tour Russia next month again ... three shows in a row for the Russian fans. We are very excited about that cause the Russian fans are very special and enthusiastic."
Here are the dates :
2008-10-19 Russia - Moscow - Plan B
2008-10-20 Russia - Kaliningrad - DK Rybakov
2008-10-21 Russia - St. Petersburg - Orlandina
"The "Hangman" mix is finished and we are very happy with the result. I think is one of the hardest record we ever did. Today the "video single track - Pray" will be online at the youtube.com page from Napalm Records. Here´s the link. But don't get irritated, this is the extended single version . The album is a "bit" harder then the single. The tracklist will be released in the next days."