US death metallers Suffocation will release their new album, "Blood Oath", on July 3, 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Sufocation entered the studio on January 31 with Joe Cincotta (who worked on the band's last two releases) to begin recording "Blood Oath". The album was mixed by Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth) and the cover artwork was once again done by Jon Zig (Deeds Of Flesh, Disgorge, Gorgasm).
''Blood Oath" cover art] tracklisting:
01. Blood Oath
02. Dismal Dream
03. Pray For Forgiveness
04. Images Of Purgatory
05. Cataclysmic Purification
06. Mental Hemorrhage
07. Come Hell Or High Priest
09. Provoking The Disturbed
Swedish black metallers Marduk have issued the short following update:
"Marduk will be entering the Endarker studio during May to begin the recording of their eleventh studio album. The album is set to be released in September. The release will be followed by a World tour starting out in Europe under the monicker of "Funeral Nation 2009/2010". More news to be unveiled later on..."
Polish metallers Riverside have issued the following update:
"Exactly 44 minutes and 44 seconds will be the length of the upcoming, fourth Riverside album entitled "Anno Domini High Definition", the most energetic and rockin' record of the band. The material recorded in Studio X in Olsztyn will be released on June 15th, 2009 in Poland by Mystic Production (worldwide on June 19th, 2009 by InsideOut). The booklet layout has again been designed by Travis Smith."
"Anno Domini High Definition" cover art] tracklisting:
02. Driven To Destruction
03. Egoist Hedonist
04. Left Out
05. Hybrid Times
According to the band, more details concerning the new album can be found on a special website.
Slipknot have released their new video for the song "Sulfur". The clip was shot in Los Angeles in February and directed by band percussionist Shawn Crahan (aka Clown) and P.R. Brown. The video depicts the nine members rocking out in groups of three and submerged in water one at a time. The video concept was modeled after a video installation by Bill Viola called "Ascension" that's currently on display at the Des Moines Arts Center. More explanation by Shawn Crahan at this location.
Rotting Christ have issued the following statement regarding the Malaysia show postponement:
"Rotting Christ find themselves in the unpleasant situation to announce the postpone of their forthcoming appearance in Malaysia. Due to what promoter appealed the band could not manage to get all the proper papers from the local authorities for the legal carrying on of the show... All we can do as a band is to send our promise to our fans there that so much has supported our band from their first steps that we are going to work hard in order to make our appearance in their country a reality and specifically in December."
Italian doom metallers Void Of Silence have parted ways with Alan Nemtheanga and are now looking for a new singer: "We are looking for a versatile, creative individual (man or woman) with high motivation and a capability of singing in different styles, from strong clean singing to all ranges of grunts, growls and shrieks. If you feel you might be the one, please send us your demo or email."
Void Of Silence explained its split with Alan Nemtheanga by saying in a statement, "Void Of Silence was forced to let Alan go to be able to continue. Alan's full-time engagement in Primordial increasingly prevented Void Of Silence from completing the brand new album, scheduled for Autumn 2009 on code666 "
According to a posting by the band, their fifth studio album "In The Constellation Of The Black Widow" will be released through Candlelight Records on June 29th 2009.
A limited edition vinyl will also be released by Feto Records in the same month. More info about that coming soon. A digital single entitled "More of Fire Than Blood" will be released via Itunes on 6th June.
Commenting on the new album, vocalist Dave Hunt states: "Constellation will be faster, more insidious, more ominous, more musically dextrous and wilder than ever before. The album will feature a curve ball guest appearance from Zeitgeist Memento of Mexican extremists Republica."
End Of You (who recently parted ways with bassist Timo "Lede" Lehtinen) are proudly presenting a new drummer: Otto Mäkelä. A short statement from the band reads as follows: "After couple of jamming session we found this really solid and kick ass mutha to support our discobeats. Welcome Otto!"
End Of You are currently working on new material. According to a March posting, the band, after monts of songwriting and about 30 brand new songs, is currently shaping and pre-producing about ten songs that will appear on the third yet entitled album.
Two medley songs from the upcoming Epica live album "The Classical Conspiracy" have been posted online here. The album is scheduled for a May 8 release via Nuclear Blast Records.
The band comments: "2009 is going to be a great year for Epica and their fans. First of all, the 8th of May the long expecting "the Classical Conspiracy" live-album will be released, and secondly, a brand new studio album will be released at September or early October of the same year. To celebrate this release Epica will perform in one of the most beautiful dutch venues: Paradiso! The show will take place on Saturday the 10th of October. The pre-sales will start at the 25th of April."
Pestilence have uploaded a new song from the upcoming album, their first in fiftheen years, on the band's MySpace page. The band states:
"The recording has been finished for "Resurrection Macabre", only a few details on the artwork and we are done for the release on March 13 in Europe and April 14 in the US. To give a taste of the brutal new material you can listen to one of the new tracks exclusively on http://www.myspace.com/pestilenceofficial. The song "Horror Detox", is the first of three songs that will be uploaded to our myspace page before the releasedate."
Other songstitles are "Hangman (Into The Mind Of An Executioner)", "Synthetic Grotesque (Trying To Create Through Cloning)", "Fiend (Drugaddiction)", "Resurrection Macabre (The Return Of The Pestilence)", "Hate Suicide (Last Hours Of A Suicide-Bomber)". "Resurrection Macabre" features eleven new tracks and the limited edition first print will include three re-recordings chosen by fans. "Out Of The Body", "Chemo Therapy" and "Lost Souls" were voted most.
''10 Years Of Denial'', the new video from Italian metallers Chaoswave, has been made available online. The clip was filmed at a former mine site in Italy with Dutch director Richard Spierings (who has previously worked with Another Messiah).
''10 Years Of Denial'' comes off the Chaoswave's latest album, entitled "Dead Eye Dreaming'', which was released on November 25, 2008 in US (on March 6, 2009 in Europe and Japan) via Nightmare Records.
Metal Church vocalist Ronny Munroe has uploaded a couple of new solo demo tracks to his MySpace page.
Commented Ronny: "While Kurdt and Jeff are gearing up for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, I kept myself busy this morning with Steve at Head Change Studio in San Francisco. I was recording a couple demo songs Rick Van Zandt Metal Church guitarist] and I have written. I am thinking about putting them on my solo album. These are just rough recordings with a drum machine so it is what it is but I would love to hear thoughts."
UPDATE (thanks to 37592)
Metal Church vocalist Ronny Munroe has posted a new solo track, "What You Choose To Call Hell (I Call Home)", on his MySpace. The song features Michael Wilton from Queensrÿche on guest guitars.
Audio samples of all the tracks on Amberian Dawn's second album "The Clouds of Northland Thunder" are available for streaming at this location . The album will be released in Japan on May 13 and in the U.K. on April 22. The album will hit the streets in the rest of Europe sometime in June.
German black metallers Endstille are currently streaming the new song "...Of Disorder" online on the Regain Records MySpace page. The track comes from their upcoming album "Verfuehrer" which will be out sometime in April or May 2009.
"Dare to Dream", the new upcoming album from Brazilian power metallers Shadowside, is available for streaming in its entirety on the group's MySpace. The album streaming will be available for one month - until May 16. "Dare To Dream" is scheduled for release in the first week of May through LCM/Radar Records.