The 4th and final song of our promo is now available for download, so let The Red Wolves Of Stalin infiltrate your hard drive!
Also, for those who have been collecting all 4 tracks we put up the complete artwork in the pics section. If you're the creative kind you should be able to construct your very own HoB promo CD with custom cover.
Chilean Doom Metal band Mar De Grises have updated their website with the following news statements:
"After a long period of silence we are glad to announce the recording of the new album!
We have just entered the same studio we did on the last album, with the same sound engineers: Carolina Desbordes and Raphaël França (Poema Arcanvs, Six Magics, etc), so the mixing process should take place by mid-september.
We are taking everything with calm, having the chance to experiment some different stuff. For the guitar recording sessions we are counting with the technical assistance of our friend Igor Leiva from Poema Arcanvs.
At the moment we are taking care of some details regarding the lyrical and artwork concepts of the album and although the title is not officially decided yet we can assure that it will consist on nearly 60 minutes of specially intense music. Some song titles: "To Sleep Just One Dawn," "Summon Me," "Deep Seeded Hope Avantgarde" and "Kilómetros de Nada".
The album cover and the tracklist for the new album by the Italian band Macbeth is finally revealed! "Superangelic Hate Bringers" will be released by Dragonheart records/SPV GmbH on November 16th. The cover can be watched at Macbeth's news page.
The tracklisting goes as following:
01. Don't Pretend
02. To My Falling Star
03. Without You
04. Watch Us Die
05. Don't Include Me In Your Dreams
08. Grey Skies
09. Break The Circle (The World) In My Mind
+ Withou You
It was in the summer of 1997 Koen, Mike and Thomas rehearsed together for the first time. In the year that followed they only rehearsed about once a month, nevertheless writing a large number of songs, in a much more black metal-ish style than nowadays. One year later, Otto joined on bass. The first show was done at the end of 1998, so were the first recordings, and the band name was changed into Detonation. The rest is history.
Now it's 2007, and we can look back on 10 years of great fun, horrible hangovers, over 200 shows, several tours, 2 Mini-CD's, 3 full-length albums, broken equipment, sleepless nights, alcoholic frenzies, empty venues, packed venues, failing cars, near-death experiences and so on. Still going strong with the original band members, and more motivated than ever to tour and play as much as we can and create music the best we can.
Today the official Gamma Ray website was updated stating the new album, "Land Of The Free Part II", will last around 65 minutes and will contain the following tracks, but not necessarially in the final order.
01. Rising Again (0:28)
02. To Mother Earth (5:09)
03. Empress (6:22)
04. Rain (5:20)
05. Into The Storm (3:45)
06. When The World (5:43)
07. From The Ashes (5:30)
08. Leaving Hell (4:20)
09. Real World (5:44)
10. Hear Me Calling (6:45)
11. Opportunity (7:15)
12. Insurrection (11:30)
Vesania - Distractive Killusions
Release Date: November.30.2007 (EU)/US: Nov 20
The Polish bludgeoning commando is back! Racing blast beats, rapid-fire riffs, and symphonic bombastic arrangements come together with a mongrel mix of Symphonic Black Metal and Death Metal influences. Add the rabid barks of frontman Orion (Vader, Behemoth), a crushing production typical of bands such as Dimmu Borgir, soundtrack quality orchestral passages, and a technical prowess surpassing all others. VESANIA are destructive, brutal, and dominant to the extreme. The perfect soundtrack for the apocalypse.
"Hi, I'm Jeff.. I'm releasing this update news on behalf of KEKAL, the band you either LOVE or HATE..
Kekal have gone through some very tough times since last year, mostly due to the geographical factors, and we also have our own personal struggles that needed to be taken care of as first priorities.. I am living in Canada now, make it really hard to communicate with rest of the band members in Indonesia, and if we have time to talk, we prefer to talk more on personal things as close friends, rather than talking about Kekal and all the crap and utter nonsense that happens in the music business and music scene in general..
But, however, after sooo many times considering for possible options whether we should quit the band or put the band under eternal hiatus, or maybe even worse than those two, I have decided to persevere and keep the passion alive by continue working on the new material for Kekal's next album, all by myself unfortunately, which I planned it to be released sometime in 2008.. Please note that Azhar Levi Sianturi and Leo Setiawan ARE STILL official members of Kekal up to this point, and we have decided to keep Kekal as a trio, even though they couldn't contribute to this new material due to a lot of reasons.. We understand that it is better to keep it that way..
"All fans of Norway's finest, Dimmu Borgir, should already be trembling with excitement: for last weekend marked the start of "The Invaluable Darkness Tour" over Europe! If seeing the guys live isn´t enough for you, you will be happy to note that Silenoz and his merry men have just announced a bunch of signing sessions - so don't miss out! More to come soon!"
Sep 25th, Cologne, Music Store Info]
Sep 26th, Brussels, A Pips Music Info]
Oct 22nd, Hamburg, Amptown / Just Music Info]
Oct 23rd, Wiesbaden, Musik Schmidt Frankfurt Info]
Oct 25th, Munich, Music Shop / Just Music Info]
Rob Cavestany, guitarist and vocalist of Bay Area Thrashers Death Angel has announced the following statement:
"Greetings Fellow Earthlings!
I am thrilled to announce that Death Angel will enter the studio to begin tracking our new album on September 16 with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Velvet Revolver, Shadows Fall, Stone Sour) in Los Angeles.
Nick came up and did pre-production with us at our studio in Oakland and we had a BLAST. The vibe is certainly ON and we are beyond excited to start tracking with him! Recording should be complete by the end of October and mixed by November. This will undoubtedly be our best sounding record ever!
This album is gonna be insane. The songs are so fuckin heavy and wicked! Musically brutal. Brutally musical. This shit will wake you up!
Dethklok, the virtual death metal band from the cartoon television show Metalocalypse are supporting And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead on a US tour of college campuses this fall, in promotion of the television programming network Adult Swim.
In his latest newsletter, former Zappa guitarist Mike Keneally announces the following:
" (...) and a thing which I can now officially reveal -- that myself, Bryan Beller and drummer Gene Hoglan (also of Strapping Young Lad) will be joining mastermind Brendon Small on the road as the real live Dethklok of Metalocalypse fame -- yep, we are bringing the metal from the TV screen to the stage. Beautiful madness. This is happening late October into November -- don't have an itinerary yet, but stay tuned. My voice can also be heard on several upcoming episodes of Season 2 of Metalocalypse, which airs Sunday night on the Cartoon Network -- don't know when the episodes I'm on are airing so you'll have to watch them all. (...)"
Montreal's pioneering metal band Voivod have posted new videos on YouTube.com for the songs "Polaroids" and "The X-Stream" from their 2006 album "Katorz" on The End Records.
Click on the below links for the video:
Voivod - Polaroids
Voivod - The X-Stream
"Katorz" was released in July of 2006, an album assembled, recorded and released by the band (drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, singer Denis "Snake" Belanger and bassist Jason "Jasonic" Newsted) and producer Glen Robinson using demos left by founding guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour who succumbed to colon cancer in August of 2005.
As indicate on Earache Records' official website, Polish metal titans Decapitated have confirmed a series of dates in Russia. The band will bring their distinctive brand of technical death metal to Russian fans for the first time, playing at the following shows in October:
The band issue a limited edition version of their classic debut "Winds Of Creation" on October 8 featuring a bonus DVD containing a full live show filmed in Nottingham on 20.12.04 with original vocalist Sauron.
Cradle Of Filth's new video for the song "The Foetus Of A New Day Kicking", comes off the British extreme metallers' seventh album, "Thornography", which was released in October 2006 through Roadrunner Records.
Italy's Doom Metal band Novembre will release its new album, "The Blue" cover artwork], on November 5 via Peaceville Records. The CD was recorded at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Sentenced, Amorphis).
"The Blue" tracklisting:
03. Cobalt of March
08. Sound Odyssey
09. Cantus Christi
The following message was posted on Steel Attack's official website:
"A few changes has taken place in Steel Attack the past six months. Anden Andersson decided to leave the band in April, he has been replaced by Johan Löfgren (Lack of Faith). Tony Elfving and Johan Jalonen Penn also decided to move on and left the band in August. They were replaced by Peter Morén (Tad Morose) and Simon Johansson (Memory Garden, Abstrakt Algebra).
Steel Attack is currently writing new material and will enter the recording studio in the beginning of October."