17:50 - Unhealer Well, they kinda hinted it. But not without all the usual fuzz of the modern times.
17:47 - Unhealer Lol, Krallice just uploaded their new album to bandcamp without even announcing it was in the works previously.
17:38 - Apothecary That album is more drone than it is BM, with fusions of the two I usually prefer the opposite, but either can be cool under the right circumstances
16:27 - Karlabos Yesterday I found this [link] and thought about the same description: It reminds of Menace Ruine on some points. Mainly early era, when they were more black than drone. Maybe you'll like it
16:15 - Karlabos Woah, thx goona listen. Everything that sounds like Menace Ruine has my interest.
14:24 - Bad English and those who dont know there are no such nation Ulsterians
14:15 - Apothecary Karla, here's some real droney black metal-ish stuff for ya. Kinda reminds me of the Menace Ruine debut at points [link]
Scar Symmetry have announced the tracklist of their upcoming masterpiece "Dark Matter Dimensions":
01. The Iconoclast
02. The Consciousness Eaters
03. Noumenon And Phenomenon
04. Ascension Chamber
05. Mechanical Soul Cybernetics
06. Non-Human Era
07. Dark Matter Dimensions
08. Sculptor Void
09. A Parenthesis In Eternity
11. Radiant Strain
Drummer Henrik Ohlsson also commented on the choice of the album title and its artwork: "The album title came from the scientific fact that you can't see at least 95% of the universe and despite that fact we behave like we know everything there is to know. We trust our eyes even though they give us a very limited range of perception and we dismiss things because they seem to defy our narrow and cynical sense of logic. The title "Dark Matter Dimensions" stands for an appreciation and acknowledgement of the unseen worlds and dimensions, because without the existence of these unseen forces our physical universe would never be able to exist. These so-called "Dark Matter Dimensions", a term I use for everything unseen, orchestrates everything our eyes are allowed to see. And you can bring this down to a personal level aswell, from the macrocosmic to the microcosmic, and realize that our appearance stands for a small percentage of who we are. At least 95% of what we are consists of consciousness, thoughts, feelings and other unseen activities. So the term "Dark Matter Dimensions" applies on both macrocosmic and microcosmic levels. As above, so below.
At the beginning of the week, Swedish metallers Assailant have posted the following statement about the departure of keyboardist Peder Sandström:
"Some sad but healthy news for all of ya. Our keyboard player Peder Sandström has decided to leave the band due to the lack of interest. And of course we feel that it's a damn shame and a bit sad but we are happy for his sake. It is never easy to leave something you've invested so much time in, but then again, one should never force oneself to stay just because. Be well man and we hope all the best for ya!"
As posted by Whitesnake, a couple of days ago on 12 August:
"Unfortunately, last night at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver, Whitesnake had to cut their performance short due to Mr Coverdale experiencing considerable pain in his vocal chords. He was immediately taken to a specialist for examination. The specialist discovered that David was suffering from severe vocal fold edema and a left vocal fold vascular lesion. He was instructed to cancel all performances for the next two weeks & then undergo a further examination. The doctors told us we were fortunate this was caught at a stage where no apparent permanent damage has been caused. We therefore regretfully have to announce that Whitesnake will not be appearing on the remainder of the US tour with Judas Priest, Whitesnake sincerely regrets any disappointment this may cause."
Keep Of Kalessin have issued the following studio report:
"We are now preparing and recording stuff for our new album, and are also doing our first studioreport today (Friday, 14 August). So stay tuned and we will come with more updates, interviews, clips of the new music and news for the new album.
You can also discuss and get updates from our Keep Of Kalessin forum."
"Heart Of Darkness", the new Burnt By The Sun album, is available for streaming in its entirety at this location.
"Heart Of Darkness" will be released on August 18 in the US (August 24 in the rest of the World) via Relapse Records. The album will be available on CD, limited edition LP, and a limited edition deluxe CD / DVD set that includes all of the band's official music and live videos plus behind the scenes footage shot during the making of "Heart Of Darkness". Additional information on these different formats, including pre-order options, can be found at this location.
German metallers U.D.O. have made the title track of their forthcoming album, "Dominator", available for free download at this location (ZIP file).
The song comes off the band's forthcoming album, "Dominator", which will be released on August 21 via AFM Records.
"Dominator" cover art] tracklist:
01. The Bogeyman
03. Black And White
05. Heavy Metal Heaven
06. Doom Ride
07. Stillness Of Time
08. Devil's Rendezvous
09. Bleeding Heart
10. Pleasure In The Darkroom
11. Speed Demon
12. Whispers In The Dark
"Say Hello To Tragedy", the new Caliban album, is available for streaming in its entirety for one week exclusively at the band's MySpace page.
"Say Hello To Tragedy" will be out via Century Media Records on the following dates:
Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Italy / Benelux / Australia: August 21
North America / UK / France / Greece / Denmark / Norway / Rest Of Europe: August 24
Spain / Portugal: August 25
Finland / Sweden / Hungary: August 26
"Say Hello To Tragedy" cover art] tracklist:
01. 24 Years
02. Love Song
03. Caliban's Revenge
04. End This Sickness
05. Walk Like The Dead
06. No One Is Safe
08. The Denegation Of Humanity
09. Unleash Your Voice
Cattle Decapitation have announced upcoming tour plans together with the departure of bassist Troy Oftedal. A message from the band reads as follows;
"It is time to announce a few things that have been going on in the Cattle Decapitation camp. First off, we have officially parted ways with bassist Troy Oftedal due to musical and personal differences. There is no bad blood and we wish him the best of luck. Filling in on upcoming tours will be our friend Rahsaan Davis. You may have seen him on our recent tour as Troy left tour early due to a physical ailment.
We'll be hitting the road in late September with Soulfly, Prong and Mutiny Within for a US tour! Starting in our neck of the woods, the tour will lead us across the country, along the east coast and back home. We have a handful of dates already and there are more on the way!
"The Essence Of Anger" the new thrash metal 20th anniversary masterpiece of Wuppertal's cult band Contradiction will be released on September 25, 2009. Limited Access Records and the band go ahead and release the cover artwork by Jonathan Stenger and the tracklist!
"The Essence Of Anger" cover art] tracklist:
01. Perfect Combatants
02. The Essence Of Anger
03. Start The Action
04. The Spectator
05. Walk Of Shame
06. For The Light
07. Death Is Now
08. Life's End
09. Collateral Carnage
10. Reign Of Fear
Guest singer Leif Jensen of Dew-Scented will be the only musical guest on Contradiction's upcoming album.
The release party and show for "The Essence Of Anger" will be on October 9th at the LCB in Wuppertal, Germany. Their buddies Naked Frenzy and Aardvarks will support Contradiction.
After three years working in the shadow, Spanish darkened Death Metal mongers Vidres A La Sang are back on track to complete and announce the coming of their third opus completing a trilogy that has transported us through the realms of poundingness, brutality, epic, feelings and drama dualized in only one context of life and death.
"Som" is the title of this new album that will reveal new horizons for the band that even though they still keep it loyal to their trademarks, explores new ways to reinvent themselves and keep on growing in their creative camp of maximum maturity. "Som" is a risky and honest work, carefully ellaborated, dense and crushing, intense and suffocating, simple and twisted in equal parts, the masterpiece that should Vidres A La Sang to the top of contemporaneous extreme Metal.