"Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin", the new video from "Sumerian thrashing black metal" band Melechesh, can now be watched below. The clip was filmed in Istanbul, Turkey with Canadian director Rouzbeh Heydari.
"Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin" comes off the band's latest album The Epigenesis, which was released in October last year through Nuclear Blast Records.
Evergrey will embark on a North American headlining tour in September. Support on the trek comes from Sabaton, Powerglove, The Absence and, of course, Blackguard.
The tour kicks off with Evergrey's acoustic set at this year's ProgPower USA in Atlanta, Georgia
Evergrey + Sabaton - North American Tour:
Sep. 14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Vinyl (Acoustic Set - Prog Power)
Sep. 15 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage (Prog Power Kick Off)
Sep. 16 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx*
Sep. 17 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*
Sep. 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*
Sep. 20 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater**
Sep. 21 - Montreal, QUE @ Foufounes Electriques**
Sep. 22 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House**
Sep. 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's**
Ozzy Osbourne's landmark solo albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, will be reissued in a Special 30th Anniversary Deluxe Collector's Box Set on May 31th through Epic Records/Legacy Recordings.
Long revered by rock fans around the world, these two albums created a template for hard rock in the 1980's and beyond as they were marked by the ground-breaking and historic union of Ozzy and the late guitar hero Randy Rhoads. These definitive versions of 1980's Blizzard of Ozz (with previously unreleased bonus tracks) and 1981's Diary of a Madman are available individually on vinyl or CD, or together in a deluxe collector's box. All versions were restored and remastered from the original analog sources by George Marino.
MaYaN - the new project led by Epica vocalist/guitarist Mark Jansen, and featuring Epica band mates Isaac Delahaye (guitar) and Ariën van Weesenbeek (drums), Delain bassist Rob van der Loo, ex-After Forever keyboardist Jack Driessen and guitarist/vocalist Frank Schiphorst - has posted another audio teaser online (.mp3).
Quarterpast will be released on May 20 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded and mixed by Sascha Paeth (Epica, Kamelot).
More info about the project and another audio teaser were previously reported over here.
Napalm Records is proud to announce that Dutch gothic rock band Nemesea has joined their ranks.
The band revolving around frontlady Manda signed a worldwide record deal with the Austrian label and is currently working on new songs. The new album will hit the streets in summer 2011!
Commented the band: "Teaming up with Napalm Records is something we have been looking forward to for quite some time now. We've been working really hard on our new album and are very excited Napalm have taken us under their wing. A great record company that believes in Nemesea! There's a lot of emotion on this album as well as power and anxiety. So, on the upcoming album there will be very strong and powerful songs as well as beautiful fragile ballads. We have full confidence that Napalm Records will bring the music to where it belongs."
The Gathering will embark on South American trek this summer.
The band added the following: "We have some new South American tour dates for you. Yes, we will play in Colombia and Peru for the very, very first time ever in our history! We are still negotiating to add some more South American gigs, so don't worry too much if your country is not on the list yet. We are looking forward to see you all!"
The Gathering - South American Tour:
June 24 - Lima, Peru - Auditorio Derrama Majesterial
June 26 - La Paz, Bolivia - Teatro 16 de Julio
June 28 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro Caupolican
June 30 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Teatro Colegiales
July 05 - Bogotá, Colombia - Teatro Libre
Devin Townsend has just revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming album Ghost.
Devin previously stated about the Ghost art: "The macro shot was influenced by some shots someone on Twitter showed me. But a great photographer named Brian Kibbons did the whole album, and Travis Smith (Nevermore, Opeth) did the layout."
According to Devin, "Ghost is the mellowest (by far) and prettiest record I've done so far" with a "very wonderful vibe." It will be released with "the shitstorm that is Deconstruction simultaneously" — probably in June through InsideOut Music.
Bassist Frankie Sparcello of reactivated New Orleans groove metallers Exhorder has passed away yesterday (Tuesday, March 22nd). More information will be made available shortly.
Sparcello joined Exhorder prior to the recording sessions for the band's sophomore album, The Law, released in 1992. The group broke up a short time later and reformed with its original lineup a few years later (and repeated that process a couple of times). Sparcello rejoined Exhorder in 2009 and was scheduled to perform with the band at this year's Maryland Deathfest IX, set to take place May 26-29, 2011 at Sonar in Baltimore.
Guitarist Adam Zaars (also in Tribulation) has quit Swedish traditional heavy metal band Enforcer.
Adam Zaars issued the following statement: "After 5 years, 2 albums and almost 200 gigs in the band I have decided to tread new paths in life hence leaving Enforcer behind. I made this decision in January and told the band in China, on the way home from a truly memorable visit in South Korea and Japan. A good ending I figured. The decision was inevitable, yet of course a difficult one to make. I would like to thank the rest of the guys in the band for everything we've been through, the trials and the tribulations and the simply good times. I would also like to thank all the people that have helped us through the years. I want to wish Enforcer all the best for the future!"
Following a lengthy European tour earlier this year, Norwegian metallers Mortiis will once again team up with Combichrist for another round of live dates in the UK this summer.
Said mainman Mortiis: "We haven't played the UK in a while. It feels great to finally be able to get back over there and meet some old friends and hopefully gain some new ones. The European tour with Combichrist was a blast so we know this one will be, too."
Mortiis + Combichrist - UK Tour:
June 28 - Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads
June 29 - Leamington Spa, UK @ The Assembly
June 30 - Manchester, UK @ Academy
July 01 - Glasgow, UK @ The Classic Grand
July 02 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
July 03 - London, UK @ Koko