"Assailant", the new video from Swedish metallers Devian, has been made available online.
The clip was shot by Rasmus Tirzitis (Tirzitis Entertainment). According to a Century Media press release, "the clip perfectly fits to the band's extremely dynamic, hellish aggressive sound and massive, thrashing riffs, it is likely to be deemed too brutal and offensive for most common TV outlets, so feel free to watch the uncensored version at this location".
"Assailant" comes off Devian's second album, entitled "God To The Illfated", which was released in Europe last December through Century Media Records.
Finnish band Naildown has issued the following update about the addition of a new drummer:
"Naildown welcomes drummer Heikki Saari to the band as a full-time member. The band comments: "We were really impressed by Heikki's skills in live action the first time we shared a stage with Norther back in 2006. And now a couple of years later we are really happy that a skillful drummer like Heikki is joining our line-up."
Saari adds: "When I heard that there was a drummers' seat free in Naildown, I immediately reported in. And later Daniel called me and asked if I could join the band as a full-time member. After hearing the demos of the upcoming album, I couldn't resist it! The songs are killers and they really put the drummer in a sticky situation. That's why I got interested in the first place! I've also been listening to Naildown since "World Domination" and always liked the bands discography in it's full! Also I'd met all the guys before and we got along really well, so there was absolutely no chance that I could say No to Daniel's request.
Stratovarius will return to North America for a short tour this autumn. They will also take part in a once-in-a-lifetime pre-concert meet-and-greet which will take place prior to doors opening. With a purchase of the VIP ticket, you gain access to the venue at least one hour early for the meet-and-greet.
This is available for all shows and will be on sale until all VIP tickets are sold out (limited to 100 per night). You can purchase these VIP tickets at EnterTheVault.com; you will then be automatically registered to win four tickets to a show of your choice between May 27 and December 31, 2009. Each city will have one winner and they will be notified via e-mail on May 19.
Tickets for all shows are on sale via EnterTheVault.com exclusively until March 20 at which point they will become available through all normal ticketing outlets.
This was recently posted on the official Faithful Darkness website:
"It is with great sadness we must announce that Andrea is no longer a part of Faithful Darkness. Duo to personal and professional reasons FD and Andrea must go separate ways. We wish her the best of luck in the future. This doesn't effect the gig at The Tivoli.
But one thing leads to another and this means that Faithful Darkness is in the need of a new keyboard player. If YOU think that you would be the new perfect FD keyboard player, please send a E-mail to Johan faithfuldarkness com. Write a couple of lines about yourshelf, what your exerience are and why you should be perfect for Faithful!
We have a demo version of the song "Black Mirrors Reflection" at our MySpace."
Danish metallers Illnath have issued the following update:
"Next Friday, February 13th at Pavillionen Grenå (Denmark) we will say goodbye to Artur "Tyr" Meinild and give a big welcome to Larz Munch on the keyboards. Larz has been taking care of the keys in the Danish 'Faith No More Jam' for several years, and now we have the honour to wish him welcome in the Illnath camp.
Don't miss the show... both Tyr and Larz will be found on stage and it's gonna be a very special night for all of us!"
Pelican have issued the following update on their MySpace:
"The news is true, over the weekend we met up with Greg Anderson of Southern Lord Records over a round of espressos and signed a recording contract to do our next few records with his label. We couldn't be more excited- the label is home to some good friends and amazing bands: Boris, Earth, Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Burning Witch... I could seriously go on all day. Please don't get the wrong impression, Hydrahead are still our friends and family. But after 6 years, 3 full-lengths, 3 eps, 2 dvds, and a large handful of limited releases we felt like we needed a change of scenery, a chance to try some different waters. In others words, we are the same old Pelican just doing records on a new label.
"Embraze has come to the end of the road; we have decided to call it quits. The decision was made together as a band, and we want to throw one more gig and finish the story of Embraze with style.
Lots of water has streamed in River Kiiminkijoki in the past 15 years, when children have become so-called grown-ups. We've experienced moments of joy and success just as well as some setbacks, line-up changes and battles with record labels. Despite the energy-consuming setbacks, however, we have prevailed and made a long career.
One of the best recording experiences we had was recording "Katharsis" in the Finnish Lapland when we packed our gear in a trailer and recorded the album at Raanujärvi with Aki Karppinen and Kake Vähäkuopus. We lived and worked in a 300m² mansion, brought from the 19th century Soviet Union. The doors at the mansion locked themselves on their own from the inside and all kinds of fun and exciting things were going on in the house. It was great experiencing that recording sessions can, indeed, be relaxing and fun.
This year, Mayhem are about to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band and you are all welcome to the party! Thunderdome Touring and Season of Mist are proud to announce that the Norwegians veterans will team up with some of the strongest extreme metal acts to tour North America on next May and June! Enter the Blackenedfest, featuring: Mayhem, Marduk, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation and Withered.
Here are the tour dates:
21 May 09 - New York, NY (US) The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
22 May 09 - Baltimore, MD (US) Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
23 May 09 - Atlanta, GA (US) Masquerade
24 May 09 - Orlando, FL (US) Club Firestone
26 May 09 - Houston, TX (US) Numbers
27 May 09 - San Antonio, TX (US) White Rabbit
The dates for the the Paganfest America Part II Tour are revealed. The upcoming traveling spectacle will include: Finland's folk freaks Korpiklaani as the headliners, Switzerland's Eluveitie, Ireland's Primordial, Finland's Moonsorrow, Canada's Blackguard (formerly known as Profugus Mortis) and straight off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey's crazy Pirate Metal drunks, Swashbuckle as the opening party starters throughout the tour!
Apr 28 2009 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
Apr 29 2009 - Montreal, QC - Medley
Apr 30 2009 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial
May 01 2009 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
May 03 2009 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
May 04 2009 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Finnish metallers Amorphis have revealed some new details about their new fothcoming album, entilted "Skyforger". The album will be released on May 29 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork of the album can be viewed at this location.
Tracklisting of the "Skyforger":
02. Silver Bride
03. From The Heaven Of My Heart
04. Sky Is Mine
05. Majestic Beast
06. My Sun
07. Highest Star
09. Course Of Fate
10. From Eearth I Rose