06:43 - Nimlot So you can't open up your browser history?
06:25 - Jaeryd I had like 10 bandcamp tabs open to listen to new music, and not only did I accidentally close it all down but I lost the recovery data to recover those tabs and can't remember what I was trying to check out...
03:05 - ScreamingSteelUS That's just a periodic glitch. Sometimes it shows up, sometimes it doesn't. In theory, it's supposed to be there still.
02:56 - Fearmeister huh, why did the Top 200 get removed from the album profiles?
A video trailer for The Monochromatic Era, the highly anticipated debut album from Swiss modern metallers Breach The Void, can be seen below. The Monochromatic Era will be released by Coroner Records on 11th October 2010.
Breach The Void born from the genial mind of the drummer Alex Anxionna (former Sybreed), who presents the forthcoming album as a glacial modern metal platter featuring a strong impact and dreaming melodies. The Monochromatic Era was mastered at Antfarm Studio by Tue Madsen (Dark Tranquillity, Mnemic, The Haunted).
Two preview tracks "Subversive Mind" and "Falling" are streaming at the band's MySpace page.
After a very successful run on this summer's Ozzfest, New Orleans, Louisiana's sons of American no-frills black metal meets death and roll Goatwhore will be once again hitting the road in support of their current album Carving Out The Eyes Of God, which came out in June 2009. Starting on September 22 in Raleigh, NC at Volume 11, Goatwhore will be joining label mates The Absence for 6 dates and will head straight into the start of The Black Dahlia Murder tour that kicks off on September 28 in Columbus OH at Skully's. Shortly after the tour alongside fellow label mates The Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore will be ending a very successful year of touring by joining Watain and Black Anvil for a tour that takes the band across the US throughout the month of November. Shortly after Goatwhore finishes up their run with Watain and Black Anvil, the band will be entering the studio to begin recording their 5th full-length album, and 3rd for Metal Blade Records. More details on the studio and the new material will be made available over the coming months on Metal Blade's and Goatwhore's sites.
ProgPower USA XII, set to take place September 14-17 2011 at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA, has announced its first bands. Here's the official press release:
A special U.S. exclusive show from Swedish progressive/experimental metallers Therion, a rare appearance from pre-Nevermore cult band, Sanctuary, and the first confirmed reunion show of Norwegian avant-garde metal originators, Arcturus, have been announced for ProgPower USA XII.
"ProgPower USA is definitely one of the better organized festivals we have attended and was a highlight on our first US-tour. We feel honored to have been invited again, and will prepare something special for the event, as this is the one and only chance for our US-fans to see us live in their Country," comments Therion's Christofer Johnsson.
We've been waiting for four years to hear some new music from Israeli black metallers Melechesh, but the band has finally posted a new song of the upcoming The Epigenesis. The track is entitled "Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin" and can be streamed at this location.
Melechesh's new album, The Epigenesis, comes out October 1 in Europe and October 26 in North America via Nuclear Blast.
Back in February we already hinted at the new Death Breath album. In a short statement, the Swedish death metallers now confirm the release of an as-yet-untitled album likely due later this year. The band checked in as follows:
"Just letting you folks know we're still here. We have a finished album except for some vocals left to do. We've been touring most of the spring/summer with our other bands or doing albums etc. That's just the way it is. Still can't say when we will put the next Death Breath release out, but it will happen when we feel the time is right. Meanwhile listen to some Judas Priest or maybe a little Thin Lizzy."
More Dimmu Borgir news! Nuclear Blast has officially debuted the new Dimmu Borgir video for the song, "Gateways" (we know the video leaked on September 5th, no need to remind us). You can watch the video below.
The clip was directed by Sandra Marschner of Katapult Film and features guest vocalist Agnete Kjølsrud (Djerv, ex-Animal Alpha).
Abrahadabra will be released in Germany on September 24, in the rest of Europe on September 27, and in North America on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. Abrahadabra album samples can be heard here. More details available here and here.
German power metallers Metalium are planning to split and stop all activities in 2011.
The band issued the following statement: "All musicians are meanwhile involved in many other activities (private as well as music-wise) and after nearly 13 years with 9 cd's and 2 dvds, the chapters will come to an end in 2011. The band members share a deep friendship underneath and want to say thanks to our longtime label Massacre Records, and all fans and supporters around the world who kept the flame burning since the band's beginning in 1998.
The 5-piece group will play some farewell shows which will be multitrack-recorded for a final Live-CD which comes together with 4-5 new studio songs we will record end 2010. This final output with the live cd and new studio songs will be completed with some rare photos and further footage and released over Massacre records in 2011.
Guitarist Henny Wolter left both Primal Fear and Sinner yesterday. Wolter issued the following update on his MySpace:
"I have quit Primal Fear and Sinner because it just didn´t feel like a band anymore. I am looking forward to work with my buddies Klaus Sperling (drums in Sinnger, ex-Primal Fear, ex-Mystic Prophecy) and singer Oimel Larcher in my new band Nitrogods. It's a mean little threepiece and we are working on the debut album wich should be released in early 2011."
An official statement from the Primal Fear camp reads as follows:
"Online mags reporting the "news" after a blog posting from Henny today, that he's not a member of Primal Fear anymore. All we have to add - yes it's true and the split happened seven weeks ago. There was no reason for us to make a sensational headline or badmouth eachother. We feel sorry about this, but we have no more comments on the situation.
After the tragic passing of co-founding Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow in 2007, many figured that the band was over. But while going through the vaults of vintage video material for an upcoming documentary of the band's history, the spark was reignited once more for drummer Frankie Banali to kick Quiet Riot back in gear. The easy part was filling the guitar and bass slots — as former members Chuck Wright (bass) and Alex Grossi (guitar) promptly signed on. However, having to fill DuBrow's large shoes was no small task.
A longtime fan of heavy metal, singer Mark Huff came to Banali's attention while fronting a California-based Van Halen tribute band (that focused on the "Sammy Hagar era"). A true Cinderella story, Huff auditioned via a cattle call audition, promptly blew Banali away, and got the gig. After getting the blessing from DuBrow's mother to carry on with Quiet Riot (and to celebrate her son's music), the group was ready to rock once more.
6 is the working title of their forthcoming album scheduled for release on March 21st, 2011. The new album will include 11 songs. Some of the titles are "Ain't giving in", "Concealed In The Dark", "If Only Death Was An Illusion", "Monster" and "Warrior Blood".
The album will be available in minimum 3 different formats, which will include 4 bonus tracks: "The Eternal War", "Show Your Hate", "The Almighty" (these are all re-recorded versions of tracks taken from the band's first album - "Fear Of Tomorrow") and "Computer God" (a cover version of the song by Black Sabbath).
The band will enter the recording studio on November 29th. The new material will be recorded again at Medley Studios in Denmark, with Søren Andersen as the producer.
After seven years in the band, keyboard player Timothy Drury thought the time was right to quit Whitesnake and pursue a solo career. Here's his farewell letter:
"For over seven years now I have been fortunate enough to travel the world, to play and sing my heart out and to share the stage with David Coverdale as a part of Whitesnake. During that time I have been inspired and filled with such a great sense of the beauty that the world has to offer and also with the joy that music can bring to an audience. More than ever, I see the value of what I can express as a composer and producer, photographer, songwriter, singer... as an artist. That is why I must now say my goodbyes to you all and take my leave to pursue some very important creative projects that have been brewing for some time now.
Bulgarian black metallers Claymore have uploaded a new instrumental demo song online. Check out the track "Spiritual Fraud" on SoundCloud. A live performance of the song is also available at the same location by clicking the "track video" button.
The track is said to be the slowest track Claymore ever created, and it will be included on the band's next album. The band is currently working on that album, with the working title From Ignorance to Remembrance.
Shortly after the announcement of the Threat Over Europe European tour and after the departure of guitarist Adam Weber in July, Canada's Threat Signal have announced the departure of drummer Norm Killeen. The band are currently seeking a replacement to fill the position.
Commented the band: "After three amazing years together, the Threat Signal camp has decided to part ways with drummer Norm Killeen. This was a mutual decision and there are no hard feelings towards each other. We will still continue to work with Norm's graphic design company, NME Studios. We wish you all the best with your future endeavors Norm; much love and respect. So now the drummer search begins! We're looking for someone preferably with touring experience, but if not, that's fine. We have quite a bit of dates coming up in October and November through out North America and Europe, so we're looking for someone that can really nail these songs quick and hit the road."
Atlanta, Georgia's progressive death metal/metalcore act Becoming The Archetype have announced they have officially set studio time with producer/engineer Matt Goldman (Underoath, The Chariot, Copeland). From October 10 til November 10, the band will record their 4th album for Solid State Records with Matt Goldman at the helm, producing and refining the songs. A release is expected to surface in early 2011.
In February and March 2011 Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica will be touring Europe again. There will be a special show among these on February 27th as the band will record their second live DVD at Alcatraz, Milan. Here's the list of confirmed dates:
Feb. 25 - Petöfi Csarnok - Budapest, Hungary
Feb. 26 - Cvetlicarna - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Feb. 27 - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy
Mar. 01 - Masters of Rock Café - Zlín, Czech Republic
Mar. 02 - Szene - Vienna, Austria
Mar. 04 - Kaminwerk - Memmingen, Germany
Mar. 05 - HsD - Erfurt, Germany
Mar. 06 - Hof ter Lo - Antwerp, Belgium
Mar. 07 - Garage - Saarbrücken, Germany
Mar. 08 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
Mar. 10 - Theatre Barbey - Bordeaux, France