Turisas has finished recording the upcoming, yet untitled third album!
The new album was recorded between March and September 2010 at Sound Supreme Studio, Finland, and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost etc.) at Fascination Street, Sweden. The album was produced by vocalist and main songwriter Mathias "Warlord" Nygård. The album is due to be released worldwide on Century Media Records in early 2011. Complete information on the album title, release date and all other details will follow very soon - watch this space!
Along with releasing a new album, Turisas is to join Cradle Of Filth on a US tour in February - March 2011. The other supporting bands on this tour are Nachtmystium and Daniel Lioneye (HIM side-project). Mainland Europe and UK shows will be following close behind, details to be announced shortly; 2011 is looking to be one long road trip!
Hello folks! We have some startling news: our lead singer Ilja Jalkanen has decided to leave the band after some serious thinking. The reasons for this are purely musical and the chemistry within the band has always been great. In Ilja's own words: "My heart is not in heavy metal anymore, and a great band like Kiuas deserves a singer completely dedicated to the music."
However, as all the fans know, although Ilja has been the voice of Kiuas for many years, his contribution to the songwriting has been very minimal and thus his departure won't affect the bands musical direction or diminish the power of the music in the future in any way. The fact is that Kiuas will be able to continue it's musical journey with passion only without Ilja - this is the only way to go.
US metallers Unearth have issued the following statement on their official website:
"After three plus years of touring the world together and playing on our latest album "The March", we have parted ways with drummer Derek Kerswill. The most notable reason for the split are the creative differences. The time has come for Unearth to write a new album and creating music with a tight unit is the only way we can assure the best collection of songs possible. The differences between Kerswill and the band started off as subtle, but became increasingly obvious over the past few months and it was time for both parties to go their separate ways.
We have shared a ton of great experiences and achieved many of the goals we set for ourselves in the time he was in the band. There is no ill will from either side of this decision and we wish him only the best moving forward.
MelodicRock Records is proud to announce the release of yet another debut album - this time Italian symphonic metal outfit Violet Sun. Their debut album Loneliness In Supremacy will be released November 19, with pre-orders shipping November 12.
The idea to create the band Violet Sun came in 2005 after Dario Grillo heard the voice of Alessandra Amata, a singer of great talent of Catania well known in the Sicilian musical circle. Dario had some very interesting unpublished work that proposed to her. Alessandra immediately showed herself to be very enthusiastic about the project and so in a few months they began to work to the drawing up and the realization of the songs contained in the debut album Loneliness In Supremacy.
US power metallers Vicious Rumors have signed with German label SPV/Steamhammer for the world, except Japan. The new CD, Razorback Killer, will be released worldwide in March, 2011.
Mastermind Geoff Thorpe has put together 10 power tracks full of killer guitars and melodies. Larry Howe is the thunder hammer on drums, new vocalist Brian Allen has a wicked high range and power while Kiyoshi Morgan shredding on guitar and Stephen Goodwin pounding on bass.
Songs like "Razorback Blade" is a speed metal anthem, "Deal With The Devil" and "All I Want Is You" are classic Vicious Rumors. The thrashing "Axe To Grind" and "Murderball" is pure power. Produced by Geoff Thorpe for GTM World Wide and Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios (Machine Head, Ted Nugent, Night Ranger), Razorback Killer is a real metal classic.
MMX, the forthcoming album from German metallers War From A Harlots Mouth, is available for streaming in its entirety at this location.
MMX is scheduled for release through Lifeforce Records on the following dates:
Oct. 29: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Nov. 3: Sweden, Finland, Hungary
Nov. 1: Rest Of Europe
Nov. 9: North America
MMX cover art] tracklist:
02. To Age And Obsolete
03. The Increased Sensation Of Dullness
04. Sleep Is The Brother Of Death
05. The Polyglutamine Pact
06. Cancer Man
07. C.G.B. Spender
10. Recluse MMX
11. Inferno III/VI
7 Sinners, the forthcoming album from German metallers Helloween, is available for streaming in its entirety at the band's MySpace page.
7 Sinners is scheduled for release in Europe on October 29 via Sony Music (the album will be released in North America on November 9 via The End Records).
7 Sinners cover art] tracklist:
01. Where The Sinners Go
02. Are You Metal?
03. Who Is Mr. Madman?
04. Raise The Noise
05. World Of Fantasy
06. Long Live The King
07. The Smile Of The Sun
08. You Stupid Mankind
09. If A Mountain Could Talk
10. The Sage, The Fool, The Sinner
11. My Sacrifice
12. Not Yet Today
13. Far In The Future
14. I'm Free
15. Faster We Fall
A video trailer for the King's X new CD / DVD, entiltled Live Love In London, has been made available at this location.
Live Love In London is the first-ever official King's X live DVD and it was recorded in January 2009 at the Electric Ballroom in London. On October 25th, the two-CD version of Live Love In London will be available in-stores everywhere, while the Deluxe Edition featuring both CDs as well as the DVD will be available exclusively through CMDistro.com. The DVD-only edition will be released to stores everywhere on November 23rd. A pre-order is available through CMDistro and fans that order the Deluxe Edition will receive a free autographed poster while supplies last.
Plague Warhead is the name of the new Swedish "old-school thrash metal" band featuring former members of Edge Of Sanity, Pan.thy.monium, Ophthalamia, Sarkified, Scypozoa and Ashes, will release a four-song mini-CD via Godeater Records. The four tracks — "Blood Messiah", "Forces Of Evil", "Stench Of Decay" and "Dominate" — are available for streaming on the group's MySpace.
Plague Warhead, which is currently seeking a label home for its forthcoming debut album release, consists of the following musicians:
Andreas Sjöberg (Ashes, The Deadbeats) - Guitar
Tomas Lindgren (Scypozoa, No Fucking Way, No Fucking God, Witch Black) - Lead Guitar
UK gothic doom outfit My Silent Wake has posted two new songs online. "Death Becomes Us" and "Et Lux Perpetua" can now be streamed over at MySpace. Both songs come from the band's new record, entitled IV Et Lux Perpetua, available in stores at the end of the month through Dark Balance Records.
IV Et Lux Perpetua cover art] tracklist:
01. Et Lux Perpetua
02. Death Becomes Us
03. Bleak Endless Winter
05. Graven Years
06. My Silent Wake
07. Between Wake And Sleep
08. Journey's End