Finnish metallers Soulgrind have posted online two new songs, "The Call Of The Dancing Waters" and "Rain Before The Dawn, on their MySpace page.
The two new songs come off the band's forthcoming album, The Tuoni Pathway, which is scheduled for release on April 2010 via Femme Metal Records.
The Tuoni Pathway cover art] tracklist:
01. The Call Of Dancing Waters
02. The Song Of Tomorrow
03. My Sweet Thought Of Death
04. Vuoret Ja Metsänmaa
06. Among The Graves
07. March Butterfly
08. Pilgrim Of The Shadows
09. Farewell To Misery
10. The Tuoni Pathway
Season of Mist is proud to announce the label just inked a deal with Dutch death metal brutes Severe Torture.
Bassist Patrick comments: "We are very excited about signing to Season of Mist! They have an amazing bandroster and we can't wait to release our new album on the same label as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Cynic, Morbid Angel, Watain and many others. We already had our share of label experience in the past, some good, some bad, and we have the feeling that working with Season of Mist is going to be a big step up for us! Merci beaucoup, motherfuckers!"
Severe Torture is currently in Split Second Sound Studios in Amsterdam with producer Jochem Jacobs, hard at work on their upcoming fifth album. You can find some videos of the recording sessions on the band's YouTube channel.
Shadows Fall are pleased to announce their first ever headlining tour of Canada. The tour starts on Wednesday February 24th in Calgary, Alberta. Support on the tour will come from Bison B.C. and Baptized In Blood. Special guest Goatwhore will be on the first six west coast dates only. Shadows Fall have also announced a headlining show before they cross the border to the great white North. The show is in Spokane, WA at The Knitting Factory and support will come from Bison B.C., Baptized In Blood and Goatwhore.
Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair had the following to say about Shadows Fall's Canadian headlining tour: "All of us in Shadows Fall are very excited to finally be heading to Canada for a full headlining tour! We look forward to rocking with all the metalheads in the great white North and sharing a few extra strong beers with you all!"
Metallica has stumped up $US50,000 ($54,000) in reward money for a fan who disappeared at one of their concerts.
Police have been searching for blonde-haired, blue-eyed Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, since she went missing from a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, Virginia, on October 17.
According to findmorgan.com, Harrington's parents are offering $US100,000 for the safe return of their daughter or for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for her disappearance.
"The band Metallica is also adding an additional $US50,000 to the reward, bringing it to $US150,000 for Morgan's safe return or information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Morgan's disappearance," the website said.
Portuguese metallers Gwydion have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Today, we have revealed the new cover artwork and tracklist for our upcoming CD Horn Triskelion, which is set to be released on April 9 via SMP/Trollzorn Records.
Horn Triskelion cover art] tracklist:
01. The Departure
02. Fara I Viking
03. From Hel To Asgard
04. Oflussa (A Terra Das Serpentes)
05. Mead Of Poetry
06. Triskelion Horde Is Nigh
07. Odhinn's Cult
08. At The Sumbel
09. Cold Tempered
10. The Terror OF The Northern
11. Six Trials To Become A Beerzerker
Next to this a brand new MySpace design has been uploaded based on the CD's artwork, including 1 sample from the new track "From Hel To Asgard".
Norwegian black metal squad Immortal have announced their latest album All Shall Fall was nominated for this year's "Spellemannsprisen" in Norway. The Spellemann Awards are the Norwegian equivalent of the US Grammy Awards.
The band didn't want to be part of that and rejected the nomination.
Rumor on the streets of the grim and frostbitten kingdom has it, the band stated their "thanks, but no thanks" because the Spellemann Awards are chosen by a jury and not by the fans... So technically their participation for the upcoming Metal Storm Awards is not at stake here (that is, if they are nominated of course ). Spicy detail: it was the band's label that entered the band for the Spellemann.
Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie just posted another new song off their highly anticipated new album Everything Remains (As It Never Was). Check out "Kingdom Come Undone" at the band's MySpace.
Commented bandleader Chrigel Glanzmann: "Here comes the second song off our upcoming album we'd like to present you: "Kingdom come undone". One of our harsher tracks, where juggernautish riffs meet with onrushing folkmelodies. And exactly the same furious character also lies in the lyrics. The song deals with Vercingetorix, a gaulish freedom fighter who lived in the time of the gaulish war. His endeavour was to unite the gaulish clans. The song presents you a passionate speech, like he probably could have held it in front of assembled gaulish chieftains. In that sense: This is V... for Vercingetorix! "
Nevermore vocalist Warrel Dane has confirmed a handful of North American dates for March:
3/04/10 - Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, CA
3/05/10 - Ramona Mainstage, Ramona, CA
3/06/10 - Cheyenne Saloon, Las Vegas, NV
3/07/10 - Whiskey A Go Go, West Hollywood, CA
3/08/10 - U.B.'s Bar, Mesa, AZ
3/09/10 - The Rock, Tucson, AZ
3/12/10 - Peter's Room, Portland, OR
3/13/10 - Red Room, Vancouver, BC
Tickets to these shows can be purchased at EnterTheVault.com until January 31, and thereafter will be available at the usual ticket outlets.