New Jersey Thrashers Overkill, who recently inked a new deal with Bodog Music, will release their new studio album, entitled "Immortalis", on October 9th.
"Immortalis" cover art] features the following tracks:
01. Devils In The Mist
02. What It Takes
03. Skull And Bones Lamb Of God]
04. Shadow Of A Doubt
05. Hellish Pride
06. Walk Through Fire
07. Head On
08. Charlie Get Your Gun
09. Hell Is
10. Overkill V
Overkill have scheduled an in-store performance on Saturday, October 6th at 2 PM at Vintage Vinyl Records in Fords, New Jersey (51 Lafayette Rd. - 732.225.7717).
Bassist Henkka T. Blacksmith issued a small album update to the official Children Of Bodom fansite Scythes Of Bodom. The update goes as follows:
"Up to now, the band has seven finished songs and they will enter a studio in the second week in October to record the album. The plan is to record nine songs for the album and maybe even a tenth if the guys are satisfied with another song that is currently in the works. Most likely "Tie My Rope" will be re-recorded and the band is planning to record three or four cover songs which are already confirmed. This doesn't mean that all of them will be featured on one album, but these songs will be used as bonus tracks for different areas and markets such as Japan for example.
The following message was posted on Tobias Sammet's website:
"The new Avantasia 6 track albums "Lost In Space Part 1" and "Lost In Space - Part 2" have been postponed and will now be released on November 16th.
"We have produced so much exclusive material for these two epics that we just needed the time. Except from the title track they contain completely different material, classy material, no bonus shit! In addition we decided to put some different video footage on each CD as well. We really had to postpone the release to warrant the Avantasia-quality. But it will be worth the wait: This is the resurrection a project like "Avantasia" deserves. Fans will get two major releases, each for the price of a single. Many thanks to my record company that supported the idea. I know it may be insane businesswise, but the fans will reward it."
The End Records has set a release date of March 4th, 2008 for the self-titled sophomore release from Canadian thrashers Thine Eyes Bleed.
In a band update, several members voiced their thoughts on the new album:
"This ain't your one-note-chug-along and dance to-gay-haircut metal. There is thought behind the music and passion behind the musicianship. Metal that isn't compromising or commercial. This is the real deal. All killer and no filler... no singing... no 'breakdowns'. Real metal for real metalers. Keep it brutal and stay heavy." - Johnny Araya, bassist
"We never really discussed the direction. We all just knew it had be honest, unrellenting, abusive, and evil. That is what metal was all about in our opinion. The outcome is violent and makes me smile from begining to end." - Jeff Phillips, guitarist
UK Epic-Thrash metallers Biomechanical have announced the completion of their upcoming release "Cannibalised", mixed by famed producer Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest). The band have posted an exclusive advance track entitled 'Fallen In Fear' on their MySpace page for fans to get a taste of what to expect from the hotly anticipated release, currently streeting in February 2008.
To listen to the track head to http://www.myspace.com/biomechanical.
Biomechanical frontman John K, who recently recruited new members Jonno Lodge (drums) and Gus Drax and Chris Van Hayden on guitars, had this to say about the 'Cannibalised' project which is the closing chapter of the story which began with their 2003 debut release 8 Moons.
After a thorough audition process, Machine Head have chosen Brandon Sigmund from Bay Area metal heroes Hostility to play bass in place of the injured Adam Duce for the duration of this Fall's highly-anticipated Black Tyranny Tour. Also joining the band onstage to handle Adam's vocal duties will be Jared MacEachern of tourmates Sanctity.
"We're really stoked to have found guys as killer as Brandon and Jared to help us through this situation" says Machine Head drummer Dave McClain, "we can't wait to get out there and give our fans in the States the headlining show they've been waiting for, especially with bands like Arch Enemy, Throwdown and Sanctity on the bill".
As posted on the band's website, Iron Maiden announce their most ambitious and extraordinary touring plans ever -- and are very pleased to announce that this will include Australia for the first time in 15 years!
The 'Somewhere Back In Time' World Tour 2008 will be in three sections, starting in February and March 2008 with the first leg encompassing major concerts in 20 selected cities on five continents in seven weeks including India, Japan, North America, Central and South America, and, of course, Australia, opening in Perth on Feb 4 and continuing through Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane:
Somewhere Back In Time, AUSTRALIA 2008
Monday 4th, Burswood Dome, Perth
Wednesday 6th, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Due to circumstances not in our control, and I'll leave it up to the other band on the tour to explain this one, The Dillinger Escape Plan/Meshuggah European tour in November WILL NOT be happening. If you bought tickets, contact whoever you bought them from for a refund. Again, if I started to comment on this right now it would probably not be good, so I'll leave it up to them to do the explaining. We were looking forward to this more than any of you can imagine and we are just as disappointed as anyone. HOWEVER, we ARE in the process of confirming a new great tour during the same time period, most likely in the same cities, and will announce it shortly. Stay tuned.
You can check out a new song entitled "Riot Act" from Exodus online over at the band's official MySpace page.
The track comes off the band's forthcoming new album "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A", which will be released on October 23rd through Nuclear Blast Records.
Technical Death Metal whirlwind Decapitated issue a limited edition version of their dramatic "Winds Of Creation" debut album on October 8, complete with bonus DVD.
Originally issued back in 2000, the album sent shock waves through the scene for its focused and tight arrangement, relentless aggression and supreme musicianship. Eyebrows were further raised when it was discovered that the band were barely out of their teens. Live shows backed the hype, and Decapitated's place among the forerunners of the emerging new generation of Death Metal bands was assured.
The limited edition reissue contains a full 10 track live show filmed in December 2004 at Nottingham Rescue Rooms, featuring the original Winds of Creation line up including vocalist Sauron. Filmed on several cameras with great audio quality, the DVD ably demonstrates just why Decapitated are considered among the elite Death Metal hierarchy. And advance preview of the DVD is available here.
Kronos, a death metal quintet hailing from France, influenced by Greek mythology signed to Neurotic Records. After following the band during their first two full length album, the band only really got our attention when they recently released "The Helenic Terror". After briefly negotiating with the band they signed a recording agreement with Neurotic Records. The band expects to deliver their first album for Neurotic Records in 2009.
Ruud Lemmen of Neurotic Records added: "It will be great to work with Kronos. This band have impressed us for awhile now, and this seems like a great band to develop as much as possible."
Mike Saccoman of Kronos (drums) adds: "We are very proud and honoured to sign to a record company such as Neurotic Record. For us, this is simply the best European Death metal label which houses a lot of amazing bands! It's a real opportunity for us to be able to climb up on the ladder worldwide after many years of hard work and dedication. So, we would like to thank Ruud Lemmen and everybody at Neurotic Records crew for trusting in us. We hope for a great cooperation and we'll put in the hard work together to promote our extreme music on this earth!"
The video for the Municipal Waste track 'Headbanger Face Rip' has been banned by You Tube. Filmed by the legendary 80s cult splatter/horror independent film company Troma Entertainment, the 'gore version' of the recording has been deemed by You Tube to have content which is inappropriate.
This banned version of the track features the legendary Troma style blood, guts and gore seen in many of their genre-defining B-movie style shock flicks, which fit well with Municipal Waste's outrageous party attitude. Fans who still want to watch this controversial version of the track can still view it online here and the TV-friendly recording can still be viewed on YouTube here.
We just received the master disc with the final mixes from Sweden!
Well, Mr Swanö most certainly lived up to our expectations by delivering a mix that crushes every living thing in a 50 mile radius! And we thought our rough mixes were pretty heavy... Now we truly sound like a Tiger Tank rolling from the speakers and into your living room on an unstoppable course of doom, death and destruction!
We decided to upload two songs from our 2007 promo right away. One of them has been made downloadable.
The coming weeks we'll be giving you the chance to compile your own 4 track HoB CD by making one song at a time downloadable. At the end of this cycle we'll also be providing a link to some very cool artwork to complete the package.