Swedish metallers Månegarm have issued the short following update on their MySpace blog:
"Månegarm part ways with bassist and long time member Pierre Wilhelmson. The band will not look for a replacement since Erik Grawsiö will handle both vocals and bass on future recordings and live performances."
"Divinity", the new video from Spanish metallers Noctem, can be viewed at this location. The video was directed by Miguel Angel Font Bisier from Ht Prods who also worked on Noctem's clip for "Across Heracles Towards".
"Divinity" comes off the band's debut album, Divinity, which was released on April 2009 via NoiseHead Records.
Medieval black metallers The Meads Of Asphodel have announced the release date of their upcoming effort titled The Murder of Jesus The Jew. The album is set to be released on 18th October via Candlelight Records.
Swedish metallers Dark Funeral have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
The dawn of a new dark era has risen, and a new hellish chapter has begun.
Despite the circumstances, I must say that the band and I are extremely motivated and excited to start a new chapter in the saga that is Dark Funeral. We've already have some killer plans for the future. And all I can say at this point is that we'll be moving forward with full force and without mercy.
Those of you who've followed Dark Funeral since the beginning in 1993, surly know that this is not the first time we've undergone a major lineup change. And whatever some people may have thought or whined about, no one can deny the fact that I/we've always succeeded in recruiting new and amazing musicians to move forward and reach new heights with the band. There is absolutely no doubt in our mind that this will again be the case.
Kamelot have revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming Poetry For The Poisoned album. The album will be released next month. Everything you need to know about this album was previously reported over here and over here.
Poetry For The Poisoned will be available in three versions:
Regular CD edition
Digipak CD with bonus DVD
Two-LP gatefold vinyl edition
UPDATED on 25.08.2010 (thanks to Ellrohir)
A short video trailer for for Kamelot's forthcoming album, Poetry For The Poisoned, was posted online and can be viewed at this location.
UPDATE (thanks to *!*)
US metallers Kamelot have posted a medley of songs from their upcoming Poetry For The Poisoned album. Check it out at the band's MySpace page.
2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the UK doom titans My Dying Bride, and to commemorate two decades of doom & gloom, the band embarked upon a project to re-work familiar melodies & themes from My Dying Bride's extensive catalogue into long, flowing symphonic compositions, including new vocals & passages from Aaron Stainthorpe. These arrangements have been brought to life in co-operation with keyboard maestro Johnny Maudling (of Bal-Sagoth fame) & will be released as Evinta, as both a 2 disc & special 3 disc set, each disc its own sprawling classical work spanning a large period of My Dying Bride's album material. The 3 disc set will also be accompanied by a specially limited 72 page hardback book featuring rare images & photographs from the band's personal archive from over the years.
For a limited time, Swedish progressive metallers Opeth are offering a free download of "Dirge For November" in anticipation of the September 21 DVD release of In Live Concert At The Royal Albert Hall. Click here to get the track now. You can also pre-order the limited-edition vinyl/DVD box set of the stunning live performance at this location while supplies last.
More details about In Live Concert At The Royal Albert Hall were previously reported over here.
Norwegian metallers Tristania have issued the following band line-up update:
"Last summer, Østen (Bergøy) announced that he had decided to take some time off from Tristania to devote his time and attention to the new family members expected in August. A year on, it has become obvious that the time, dedication and efforts of fatherhood makes it hard to continue as a full-time member.
Due to this, Østen recently informed the band that he sees no other option than to make his decision a permanent one. Tristania has asked Kjetil Nordhus (Head Disco, ex-Green Carnation, ex-Trail Of Tears), who was engaged as Østen's temporary stand-in, to replace Østen on a permanent basis, and Kjetil has accepted the offer."
US metallers White Wizzard have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"We had a great time at Download 2010 as singer Michael Gremio filled in for us after Wyatt left the band when we needed someone quick. Unfortunately, Mike has many commitments in Nebraska and cannot move to LA to become a permanent member of the band. He has a family, children and other aspirations. We wish Mike the best. We are already close to naming the new singer in the band. All things are moving forward and we cannot wait for the European tour.
The next full length album has been written and we hope to record it with the new line up at years end. The boys have been rehearsing and the new material is sounding amazing. Lewis Stephans is on his way to becoming a rock GOD on guitar and just getting better and better everyday. We are very thrilled with his progress and the band has never felt better. There is a certain magic in the room that should just grow in time. Giovanni and Jon are locking in tightness and heaviness. The band is on fire!
Brazilian metallers Dreadnox have issued the following brief statement about inking a deal with Diehard Records for the release of the Dance Of Ignorance album: "Dance Of Ignorance album coming out September. Dreadnox signs a partnership with Diehard Records to release in Brazil. Worldwide sales (Paypal) and digital music coming soon!"
Also, several tracks from Dance Of Ignorance are available for streaming at band's MySpace page.