Obituary have cancelled their upcoming tour with Dying Fetus, Origin, and Thy Will Be Done.
Here's a statement from the band: "We regret to inform you for reasons beyond our control we must cancel this May tour. We wanna thank everyone for their hard work and dedication for this tour and we WILL reschedule this for September 2008... look for updates."
Go to http://www.myspace.com/panzervader and listen to the new version of "Incarnation" taken from the upcoming anniversary album "XXV". The record will be unleashed at the end of May through Regain Records.
The album was specially recorded for Vader's 25th anniversary and features re-recorded songs from various periods of band's history. The album was entirely recorded, mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio with Wiesławscy Bros behind the helm, known from some previous Vader's productions as "The Art Of War" or "Impressions In Blood". The regular double disc edition of the album will feature 25 songs. Among famous Vader's hits as "Carnal", "Cold Demons", "Black To The Blind" you will find there one never officially published track "Tyrani Piekieł" from the very early days of the band. Special digi-pack edition of "XXV" will be released with additional DVD disc featuring bonus songs (Polish versions of "Trupi Jad" or "Reborn In Flames") and some historical rarities in the form of video footage recorded between 1986-2001!!! All the graphics and whole layout of "XXV" was designed by Jacek Wiśniewski, Polish graphic artist resposible for "Black To The Blind", "Litany", "Revelations" or "The Beast" cover arts.
3 Inches Of Blood's classic track "Trial Of Champions", known for raising many mosh-pits and tearing down many rooftops, is now part of its own digital EP that has been released online by Roadrunner Records. This exclusive digital EP called "Trial Of Champions" also includes an unheard b-side.
01. Trial Of Champions
02. In The Time Of Job When Mammon Was A Yippie
03. Key To Oblivion
In related news, 3 Inches Of Blood have made a video for the song, which can be watched at this location.
"The song is pretty much a classic underdog scenario where a downtrodden hero rises to overcome adversity," says 3IOB singer Cam Pipes. "The video shows what the hero must overcome to win his freedom."
The following has been annonced on the new Power Quest (PQ) website:
"As some of you may know, PQ bassist Steve Scott currently on extended vacation in New Zealand, we have decided to appoint a temporary bassist for live shows as Steve will be unable to commute for one/off shows and short tours. We are pleased to welcome Jon Hoare (Mercury Rain) into the PQ family and look forward to sharing a stage with him very soon."
Southern Lord Records announced the following update on Lurker Of Chalice on their website:
The debut album from Lurker of Chalice was originally released as a numbered, limited edition cd by Southern Lord. It immediately sold out and has now become a very sought after release. This re-issue features new packaging (a digi-pack) and a bonus track that was previously only available on the limited vinyl version. For those who are discovering this darkness for the first time, here are some words we wrote in regards to the original limited edition cd release:
'With Lurker of Chalice Wrest takes a nearly gothic approach to some of his vokills. Incorporating melodies and harmonies that although just as bleak as previous works, create a unique grim atmosphere that explores the subtle dynamics of darkness unlike anything hes' done in the past. The songs are all composed and solely performed by Wrest. Some of the songs are as reminiscent of: Fields Of The Nephilim (Elizium era) and Bauhaus as they are of black metal artists like: Blut Aus Nord, Emperor, or Burzum. Indeed it still reeks of Black Metal but this material drags you through new lows that are rarely reached by nowadays orthodox black metal acts.'
Shining posted the following news item on their MySpace:
"Shining are once again entering The Slaughterhouse on the 28th of April to start recording their 6th studio album. Rickard Bengtsson will once again produce now when his and Kvarforth's differences have been laid aside for professional reasons.
In other news, no bass-player have yet been found to fill the spot after Phil A. Cirone."
However, a short amount of time later they placed another news item saying:
"King Taking Over Phil's Bass Duties.
As we have not yet found any suitable replacement for Phil A. Cirone and the date of recording draws near we have decided to let T.C. King (Gorgoroth) take care of the bass duties on the coming album."
You can stream In Flames' upcoming new album "A Sense Of Purpose", in its entirety at the band's official MySpace. The ninth In Flames studio album is scheduled to be released in North America on April 1st via Koch Records. The album will hit the streets in Europe on April 4 through Nuclear Blast.
This very exclusive MySpace.com pre-listening will go on until April 2nd. All info here.
Neurosis' two most prominent members will release solo albums in May via the band's own label, Neurot Recordings.
Singer Scott Kelly's second solo recording for Neurot is titled "The Wake" and will be available on May 5th. According to the official press release, "The desperation in his voice cries out in whispered pronouncements, conjuring an array of emotions from the deepest corners of listeners souls."
Meanwhile, guitar player Steve Von Till's new solo outing, "A Grave Is A Grim Horse," will hit streets on May 19th. This will be Von Till's third solo release.
On the Children Of Bodom website it can be read that some Japanese tour dates have been confirmed.
For all the COB fans in the US, Newbury Comics are giving you a FREE limited edition Blooddrunk Pint Glass when you pre-order the record at Newburycomics.com. It is limited to only 1000, so be sure to head over to the site before they run out. Also for all the US fans, starting March 25th, you can head over to iTunes and download the "Blooddrunk" single to rock with before Gigantour starts on April 12th!
(with Megadeth, In Flames, Job For A Cowboy and High On Fire)
Tickets to most of the shows are available at Ticketmaster
Apr. 12 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium (USA)
Extreme metallers Hollenthon have posted online a new video clip Link] for the song 'Son Of Perdition'.
This song comes off the band's new full-length album, entitled "Opus Magnum", which will be release on May 30th in Europe via Napalm Records (June 10th in USA). Also the CD will feature eight songs and a cover version, plus this video.
This just in: My Dying Bride have entered the studio to start recording for their next album. Pre-production has started last week and they gone into full studio at mode at Futureworks in Manchester, with Mags once again at the wheel.
According to guitarist Andrew Craighan, there are no song or album titles yet, but the feel of the album is, in his words "heading for empty and bleak with flashes of rage".
Ex-Hate Eternal drummer Derek Roddy has left Today Is The Day due to an alleged financial dispute with band-founder Steve Austin. Replacing Derek Roddy for the group's current Total Resistance Tour is Mike Rosswog from Circle Of Dead Children.
Their current Total Resistance tour began on March 14. Here are the details from March 26 onwards:
Supporting Today Is The Day for the entire tour are SuperNova Records labelmates Complete Failure, featuring drummer Mike Rosswog (ex-Today Is The Day, Circle Of Dead Children). Also joining them in the US tour is a rotating lineup of bands, including: At All Cost, Fuck The Facts, Lair Of The Minotaur, Mouth Of The Architect, Psyopus, Rwake, S.W.W.A.A.T.S., Thine Eyes Bleed.
100% Pure Aussie Heavy Metallers Lord have issued the following update on their MySpace page:
"Just letting you know that we've added 27 new songs. Yep - you read right, TWENTY SEVEN new songs, all at much higher quality than the MySpace player, streaming from Lord's own webserver. If you've only heard a few songs (or even none!) or Lord, this is a great place to start as it has most of our current album Ascendence, the first 'solo' Lord album "A Personal Journey", and even a few tracks from our ultra rare live album "Live At The Metro". Look on the left side of the MySpace page in the "Sounds Like" section for the streaming audio player and start at the top for hours of Lord music!"