Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "Children Of The Dark Waters", the forthcoming album from Finnish metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, are available for streaming on the Amazon.co.uk website.
"Children Of The Dark Waters" will be released in Finland on May 27 via Suomen Musiikki (in the rest of Europe via Massacre Records and in Asia via Marquee/Avalon).
More details about "Children Of The Dark Waters" were previously reported at this location.
French metallers Gorod have posted online a new song, "Disavow Your God", on their MySpace page.
"Disavow Your God" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Process Of A New Decline", which is scheduled for release before this summer via Willowtip Records.
UPDATE (thanks to Deadmeat)
French metallers Gorod have posted online another new song, "Programmers Of Decline", on their MySpace page.
"Programmers Of Decline" comes off the band's forthcoming album "Process Of A New Decline", which is due to be released in Europe on June 1st via Listenable Records (this summer in US via Willowtip Records).
We are sorry to tell you that, once again, some changes have occurred in the festival's line-upů KMFDM was forced to cancel and will be replaced by CLUTCH, one of the most influential bands of the US' Rock scene, who will be back at the forefront of the scene this year with their new album "Strange Cousin From The West".
Also, KORITNI and BLACK STONE CHERRY will switch their positions. KORITNI will now play on the Saturday at 14h25 and BLACK STONE CHERRY will play on the Sunday at 11h00.
Finally, the map of the 2009 festival is available at this location:
Finnish metallers Swallow The Sun have issued the following update:
"There is no easy way to phrase this, so let's get straight to the point: due to a mutual decision Pasi Pasanen will no longer be playing with Swallow The Sun.
Pasi, as one of the founding members, has been an integral part of the development of the band and it's sound since the beginning back in 2000. We have had good times, recorded 4 excellent albums and done unbelievable amounts of touring together, but now it's time for us to go on our separate ways.
Here's Pasi's comments on the situation: "Lately, I've been having a lack of motivation towards this kind of music and touring. The guys have felt it too and there's no point for me to deny it. It just affects the chemistry in the band too much, so it is time for me to step aside. I've gotten many good friends and some of the best experiences ever touring with StS. About 200 shows in 21 countries is something I never thought I'd get to do, so I want to thank & hail all the great people, friends, bands we've toured with and especially Juha, Jämy, Martti, Aleksi and Mikko for these years. And I'm sure you fans wont be disappointed with the future Swallow The Sun. Me and Juha will continue working together in Plutonium Orange, and you never know what other things the future brings, so: cheers everyone, see you somewhere!"
Dutch metallers Hail Of Bullets will release a new EP in the summer, "Warsaw Rising", featuring two brand new tracks, one cover and three live recordings.
The band comments: "The new songs are "Liberators", a rumbling ode to one of the most magnificent bombers ever built and the title track, "Warsaw Rising", which tells the tragic tale of the bloody 1944 Warsaw uprising. A massive cover of the Twisted Sister classic "Destroyer" and 3 tracks from the Bullets' earth-shattering performance at last year's Party.San Open Air complete the searing sextet!"
The band adds: "The mini-CD will be released as a 6-page-Digipak sometime during the summer and will be available in a strictly limited edition of 2.000 copies only! First come first serve."
One of the biggest defenders of traditional heavy metal, 3 Inches Of Blood, has crafted a new album that is soon to be hailed as the gospel of all things heavy. Century Media Records is proud to welcome these metal warriors to its worldwide family roster and fans can expect their massively anticipated new full-length release this fall.
Cam Pipes (vocals) further comment: "Ever since our departure from our previous label, Century Media has been in the forefront trying to get us to sign with them. No other label showed as much enthusiasm and belief in our band as they did. Right from the start we all got a great feeling from the whole Century Media team. We feel comfortable with the vision they have for us and are confident they have the necessary tools and motivation to help us in the ways our previous label didn't. We can't wait to unleash this new material upon the masses."
Danish metallers Saturnus have issued the following update:
Saturnus is currently working on new tracks with a line-up consisting of new and old members of the band. For various reasons Anders Ro Nielsen , Tais Pedersen , Peter Poulsen and Nikolaj Borg have left the band.
Saturnus now consists of the founding members: Thomas A.G. Nielsen and Brian Hansen . Guitarist Rune Stiassny which supported us at "The Ethereal Sessions Tour" in 2008 is now a member of Saturnus.
Future members and concert dates will be announced soon.
www.saturnus.dk is no longer the official Saturnus homepage. www.myspace.com/saturnus is until otherwise announced the place to get the Saturnus news."
"Pendulous Fall", the new video from US metallers Kamelot, has been made available online. The video, which contains scenes from Kamelot's European Headliner Tour Spring 2009, was produced by Casey Grillo.
"Pendulous Fall" is available on the band's latest album, entitled "Ghost Opera - The Second Coming", which was released last year via SPV Records.
UPDATE (thanks to Angel_Lament)
"Love You To Death", another new video from US metallers Kamelot, has been made available online. The clip was shot in Belgrade, Serbia by the team at ICode.
"Love You To Death" is one of the featured songs on band's latest album, "Ghost Opera - The Second Coming", which was released last year via SPV Records.
Dutch metalers Asphyx have posted online a new song, "Scorbutics", on their MySpace page.
"Scorbutics" comes off the band's upcoming album, "Death... The Brutal Way", which will be released on June 22 via Century Media Records.
"Death... The Brutal Way" cover art] tracklisting:
02. The Herald
04. Death... The Brutal Way
05. Asphyx II (They Died As They Marched)
07. Black Hole Storm
08. Riflegun Redeemer
09. Cape Horn
10. The Saw, The Torture, The Pain
"The Heart Demands", the new video from Dutch metallers Autumn, has been made available online at Metal-Hammer.de. Some of the footage for the clip was shot during the band's March 14 concert at The Rock Temple in Kerkrade, Holland.
"The Heart Demands" comes off the band's latest album, entitled "Altitude", which was released on February 13, 2009 via Metal Blade Records.
Listenable Records would like to announce that they have opened a brand new E-Store.
It is available at the following location: http://shop.listenable.net/
Besides all of the albums from the Listenable Records roster, the e-shop is a great place to buy merchandise, rare albums, special editions, second hand CDs, as well as DVDs and even vinyl!
In related news, Listenable Records is getting ready to release the new GOROD album "Process of a new decline" on 15/06/09.
Award-winning Finnish heavy metal band Children Of Bodom was forced to cancel its remaining live dates as part of the "No Fear Energy Tour" with Lamb Of God due to injuries sustained by guitarist and front man Alexi Laiho. Laiho, 30, broke his shoulder two weeks ago when he was ejected from his tour bus bunk after the vehicle took a sharp turn. Laiho and Children Of Bodom are touring North America in support of the band's critically acclaimed album "Blooddrunk". The axe slinger was recently named as the world's "Best Metal Guitarist" in the 15th annual Guitar World reader's poll.
Against recommendation, Laiho had decided to "bite the bullet" and remain on tour, wearing the arm in a sling to restrict movement at all times when he was not on stage. But after performing ten live dates with both the broken shoulder and internal bleeding, the toll became too much for the guitar hero to endure and Children Of Bodom made the decision to cut its current tour short, placing Laiho's long-term health as its first priority.
Finnish metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow have posted the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Eternal Tears Of Sorrow has had several setbacks during the past nine months, including the most recent setback, Risto Ruuth leaving the band just before the mixing session. However, Eternal Tears Of Sorrow proves that adversities can be overcome. The band announced an open search and plenty of applications arrived from Finland and abroad. After listening to the demos and having test rehearsals, the band made their decision."
Altti Veteläinen adds: "the new guitarist is Mika Lammassaari from Oulu. Mika has a "heavy hand" when it comes to playing guitar, he has quick fingers and is full energy for the live shows. He is already known from Mors Subita MySpace], an Oulu-based metal band, in which he is responsible for almost all of the band's material."
"The Entropy League" poadcast via Metal Injection has premiered "Esoteric", the new song from Swedish metallers Skyfire (note: the song is played between the 10-minute and the 14-minute, 32-second marks).
"Esoteric" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Esoteric", which is scheduled for release in August/September via Pivotal Rockordings.