01:38 - Redn1ght Just read a quick description of the Preacher, Genesis (that... Thing???) which bonds with the main sounds like basically the Devil. Wouldn't that make Preacher the Anti-Christ in a way?
01:29 - Fisheth Preacher is really good shit Apothecary! Not holding my breath for the TV series myself though
01:00 - Bad English song what kivks dream theater ass and shows what wus they are... kick ass song [link]
23:33 - flightoficarus Try this guib. It got thrown in with metalcore, but I don't see it that way [link]
Earache recording artists Municipal Waste are set to start work on recording their new, yet to be titled album this March at Red Planet Studios in their hometown of Richmond, VA. The album will be produced by Zeuss, who produced the band's last album, 'The Art of Partying'.
The writing process for the new record is almost complete and the band is excited about bringing new ideas to the table. Frontman Tony Foresta comments: "So far the song-writing is coming off a lot more aggressive than our previous efforts."
Drummer Dave Witte agrees: "This set of new songs are challenging and super fun to play; we turned up the aggression and speed knobs while keeping the good time intact."
The following statement was posted by Cryptopsy guitarist Alex Auburn:
"I am announcing my departure of the band Cryptopsy. There are many reasons why I must leave the band, and this has been going on for a while now, so I am quitting. The band and I believe it is better for me to go, so I am moving forward.
I want to thank the guys in Cryptopsy for an adventurous and crazy 10 years. It's been a great ride. I will especially miss the fans a great deal and I want to thank all of you for your awesome support throughout those years. Right now I need to take a break for a few months to reflect on my life and my future in music. As far as music goes, I might start my own band next summer but I don't know yet. In the meantime I am open to good offers and to join other forces."
Dutch brutal death metal band Supreme Pain have unveiled the cover art for their upcoming second full-length album, "Nemesis Enforcer".
Supreme Pain recently signed a record deal with Metal Age Productions from Slovakia to release their sophomore album. On february 2 they will enter the Soundlodge Studio in Germany to start with the recordings, together with producer Jorg Uken (God Dethroned, Sinister, Dew-Scented).
UPDATE (thanks to Deadmeat)
Supreme Pain guitarist Erwin Harreman has posted the following update on the band's forthcoming album "Nemesis Enforcer":
"In a few hours we start with the recordings of our second cd at The Soundlodge Studio with producer Jorg Uken in Germany. All music and lyrics are finished and it is fast, aggressive, brutal and sick. So for the forthcoming 10 days we will be busy to record the sickness and create some aggressive brutal death metal. The cd will contain 8 tracks of extreme brutality."
It is with our immense pleasure to announce that we had dug up an old Swedish Death Metal gem from the late 80's and bring you the legendary Desultory. With three ridiculously under-rated albums ("Into Eternity", "Bitterness" and "Swallow The Snake" respectively) under Metal Blade Records, the band was put to sleep indefinitely and was conjured back to life only recently. We are very eager to see what form of Death Metal disaster awaits us with this classic resurrection.
The band comments: "We are very pleased to sign with Pulverised Records as they have a very good reputation here in Sweden. Professional guys and fans of the Death Metal scene, just as it should be. After our 3rd album in 1996, we put Desultory to sleep and went on to explore other musical directions. But now, 13 years later, we are back again, we felt the need to create some new Death Metal and that it was time for Desultory to be reborn. The new material for the forthcoming record will be a touch of the old Desultory but mixed up with new influences. It will be hard, brutal and melodic.
After almost two years after their break up, the Greek groove/death/grind band Homo Iratus are finally back to kick some serious ass. During the past two years, most of the members enrolled in other projects/bands and now that they reunited they are ready to bring the Greek death metal scene onto a higher level.
"What's really interesting is the current line up of the band... So we have Mitch on vocals, Angelos on bass, Argy on drums and Kostas on guitars - Homo Iratus' first guitarist. However, there's also another member on guitars who recently joined the band, Kostas. During the past two years following the break up of Homo Iratus, Angelos, Argy and the band's new member, Kostas, formed "God Of Rotors" and this is how they initially decided to include Kostas in the current line up of Homo Iratus."
Italian metal band Perseo Miranda have recorded a new single with Pierangelo "Pier" Gonella (known from Necrodeath and Labyrinth fame).
"Lodger Records are releasing the fourth release by Perseo Miranda: a single with two tracks, entitled "Parallel Dimension" and "The Mountain". The new single was recorded at The Quake Studio in Genoa (Italy). This release marks an important turning point for the Genoese artists, who might have abandoned the dark Gothic metal, which characterised the "Light And Darkness" and "Evolution Of The Spirit" records, to give in to a personal Thrash/Prog metal, more elaborated and incisive a style.
Perseo Miranda wrote both the lyrics and the music, Pier Gonnella - official guitarist of Necrodeath and Labyrinth - plays guitar and bass guitar. Gonnella with great art alterns the sheer vocal melodies of Perrseo with amazing solos. Along with Gonnella, we find the American drummer Mick Johnson.
...In Deviltry was formed by Tommy Lindal in late 2008. Tommy Lindal who left the Norwegian band Theatre Of Tragedy in 1997 for medical reasons, moved to Brasil, was not ready to quit making music and formed the band "...In Deviltry" with all Brazilian members. ...In Deviltry will be Tommy´s sequel.
The whole idea of the band is to continue the saga that Theatre Of Tragedy began writing in the beginning. It has been decided to only play old Theatre Of Tragedy material from this epic for one reason, to get all members to "communicate" in the same language, before they start writing new material early this year.
2009 will be a very busy year for ...In Deviltry that will consist of shows, touring and recordings. They are still waiting for the bands Ravenland and Semblant to release their albums and go on tour which is aparently going to be in march/april next year. ...In Deviltry´s Tommy Lindal also did a guest appearance last week and recorded two songs for the release of Ravenland´s "And A Crow Brings Me Back" CD that is scheduled for an release by the Brazilian recordcompany "Free Mind Records" in March 2008.
Bilocate announced their 2008 album "Sudden Death Syndrome" will be released in the USA Through The End Records. The band posted the following statement:
"Good news for Bilocate's fans and friends in the USA and surrounding countries, Bilocate latest album "Sudden Death Syndrome" is available through The End Records (Omega Distribution). You purchase your copy now.
Quoting The Omega Distribution: "A killer work of ornate death/doom/dark metal, influenced by Opeth, Novembers Doom, Edge Of Sanity, Primordial and other great bands. This is top-notch stuff!"
On the other hand, for fans and friends in Europe, very soon Bilocate will list their official distributors in varied countries through-out Europe.
Austrian Symphonic Metal band Visions Of Atlantis announced their new female voice:
"We are proud and happy to present Joanna Nieniewska as the new female Voice of Visions of Atlantis. This 20 year old Austrian girl offers a wide range and a strong soprano combined with a great natural feeling for vocal harmonies. For more information about her just take a look into the forum where you can find an exclusive interview with Joanna at this location.
The Metal Storm Awards 2008 are officially opened!
As you may have noticed, there has been a huge banner on the frontpage for a couple of hours now. Click on it to discover our annual Award fest. Vote for your favourite album in each category and hope for it to win! The voting will close at the end of February, so you have plenty of time to check out any albums you have not heard yet. You might even discover a great new band/album. If you feel the need to discuss these Awards, check this thread.
Let Them Come Productions are releasing "Reprogrammed H.A.T.E.", the new re-release effort of Dual-Coma. Hailing from Katowice, Poland and formed in 2004, this four-piece band is said to play thrash/death metal with a lot of melody. "Reprogrammed H.A.T.E." was released in January and contains material from the previously released "Program H.A.T.E." demo, the "Bulletproof Heart" EP and also features a video for the song "Bulletproof Heart".
"Reprogrammed H.A.T.E." cover artwork] tracklisting is as follows:
01. Bulletproof Heart
02. Divided Mind
03. Blood Drunk
04. Nuclear Lost
06. Chain Reaction
08. Stand By
Crystal Eyes have posted the following message on their official MySpace page:
"Recently Nico let us know that he didn't have the time to play live with Crystal Eyes anymore so we've decided to carry on as a four piece band. This is how we've been rehearsing all the time and the only change is that Mikael is once again doing the lead vocals.
Mikael - "The reasons I once handed over the lead vocals are just not there anymore, and since I wrote all vocal melodies for my voice it wasn't a big step to be the lead singer once again. I actually never stopped singing. I've been the singer of the Judas Priest tribute band "Defenders Of The Faith" the whole time, recorded all the vocals for Crystal Eyes' demos, backing vocals on the albums, and of course the lead vocals on the closing song on our three last albums."
Karl Sanders posted the following message on his MySpace:
"The End Records announced today the signing of Karl Sanders, the driving force behind South Carolina’s Egyptian-themed death metal titans Nile. The End will release Sanders' second full-length solo album, entitled Saurian Exorcisms, on April 14th. The album - which was recorded at Serpent Headed Studios, mixed by Bob Moore at the Soundlab in Columbia SC, and mastered by Juan Punchy Gonzalez at DOW Studios in Tampa FL - contains nine carefully constructed dark cinematic songs that work in harmony to create a uniquely moving emotional experience."
01. Preliminary Purification Before The Calling Of Inanna
Deathstars have announced a headlining tour over United Kingdom in April. Supporting acts to be announced soon.
08.04. UK Oxford - O2 Academy 2
09.04. UK Sheffield - Corporation
10.04. UK Leeds - Rios
11.04. UK Leamington Spa - The Assembly
12.04. UK Glasgow - Cathouse
13.04. UK Newcastle Upon Tyne - O2 Academy
14.04. UK Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
15.04. UK Plymouth - White Rabbit
16.04. UK Bristol - O2 Academy 2
17.04. UK Wrexham - Central Station
18.04. UK Manchester - Club Academy
19.04. UK Liverpool - O2 Academy 2
20.04. UK Norwich - Waterfront
21.04. UK London / Islington - O2 Academy
22.04. UK Brighton - Concorde 2
Hatesphere have posted a new song online enttled "Backstabber" on their official MySpace page. The band commented: "Here's a song that musically is a little bit all over the place, as far as getting a taste of what is to come on the new album. Pepe and Jakob penned it and we all assembled it last year. It's also Me and Joller's response to the mindless violent crimes, leading kids to die in the streets of Copenhagen." The lyrics of the song can be read here.
The track comes off the band's new upcoming album, "To The Nines", which will be released on the following dates:
23 Mar: Denmark
25 Mar: Finland, Spain
27 Mar: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux, France, Italy, Sweden