German metallers Kreator have issued the following update:
"Kreator will enter the Titonus studios in Berlin on July 20th to record the highly anticipated follow up to their 2005 release "Enemy Of God".
For the yet untitled album the band will be working with German top producer Moses Schneider.
"The pre-production in our rehearsal studios went really smooth" says bandleader Mille Petrozza. "Moses´s way of working with bands takes place more on an emotional then on a technical level, wich means the album will sound very raw and direct. We´re trying to capture Kreator´s live energy and will be using nice vintage analogue equipment for the recordings this time. Expect a massacre!"
Guitarist Petter S. Freed has left The Project Hate, the Swedish band featuring vocalist Jörgen Sandström (ex-Entombed, Grave), guitarist Lord K. Philipson (God Among Insects, ex-Leukemia), bassist Michael Håkansson (Engel, ex-Evergrey), vocalist Jo Enckell (Ignorance Bliss) and drummer Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen (Relevant Few, Dracena, Runemagick, Lord Belial, Engel). New guitarist is Anders Bertilsson, known from Ruin and Coldworker.
Commented Petter S. Freed: "I've had lots of pleasant musical moments this far in my life. Many of them have been being locked up in a 200-square-foot flat with K. The magic that went down between 2002-2008 in that flat is something I will always look back at with a smile."
Sweden's One Man Army And The Undead Quartet have posted the following update:
"We're entering the studio once again and as always we give you the chance to follow the progress very closely. This time the studio diary has moved to Revolution-Music.dk. Join us there and have some fun. The madness starts on Monday the 2nd of June."
One Man Army And The Undead Quartet's other upcoming album "Grim Tales" will be released somewhere in October/November 2008 via Nuclear Blast. The band is also supporting Unleashed and Krisiun on Unleashed's European Tour in November.
More about the band on http://www.myspace.com/onemanarmyandtheundeadquartet.
Cavalera Conspiracy have posted two outtakes/b-side tracks from the recording sessions of the band's debut album "Inflikted" on their MySpace page. Check out the original track "In Conspiracy" and a cover of Possessed's "The Exorcist" at this location.
The new project, featuring Sepultura founding members Max (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums), alongside Joe Duplantier (bass), vocalist of French metallers Gojira, and Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo, will make its live debut tonight (Friday, May 30) at the Electric Weekend in Madrid, Spain.
A widget for Iced Earth's forthcoming single "I Walk Among You" can be found at this location
The new single and proceeding full-length studio album mark the return of longtime frontman, Matt Barlow to the band who's dark and sinister tones are the perfect fit to narrate the intense and viscous annihilation of mankind set in motion with the birth of the story's main character, "Set Abominae", in "Something Wicked Part II". The single will allow fans to get a glimpse of the bright future for the band, and the perhaps not-so-bright future for humanity as we now know it. The single will feature 3 songs, an exclusive version of the song "I Walk Alone" and a few tracks from "Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part 1)" with new vocal performances by Matt Barlow.
Danish Metalcore band As We Fight have issued the following update on their MySpace:
"After the departure of Jason Campbell in April, As We Fight can announce Esben Elnegaard Kjaer Hansen (Numbnuts, ex-Stomped) as the new vocalist.
Soren Hvidt states: "We are thrilled to announce that Esben Elnegaard Kjaer Hansen (Numbnuts, ex-Stomped) has joined As We Fight as the new vocalist. Esben is by no means new to touring life, which his work with Numbnuts, Stomped and stand-in duties in Nightrage demonstrates. Esben has already performed with us on five occasions, and we are very excited to have him on board!"
Esben Elnegaard Kjaer Hansen is currently locked away in the Smart N Hard Studio with producer Jacob Bredahl (Hatesphere, Koldborn) recording vocals for As We Fight's third album "Meet Your Maker", which will see a release later 2008.
US metaller Overlorde have posted the following update:
"Overlorde announces that the band has parted ways with vocalist Chris Colfax. Kong, Dave and M.E. wish Chris the best of luck!
Meanwhile, the band will now begin to look for a replacement. The band is well into preparing for its next release on Sonic Age Records, the followup to the highly acclaimed CD titled "Return Of The Snow Giant". So the vocalist should be ready to hit the ground running.
Any interested vocalists should feel free to contact the band at vocal_search overlorde com. Let Overlorde know how to hear some of you work online and give us some basic information about yourself.
In other News... the band's namesake song "Overlorde", has been added to the Myspace Music Player."
"Kolossus", the new album from Norwegian metallers Keep Of Kalessin, is available for streaming in its entirety at the band's MySpace page.
The album will be released in Europe on June 6th (North America on June 10th) by Indie Recordings and licensed to Nuclear Blast for the following territories: Germany, Austria, Switzerland and rest of the world outside Europe (except Australia and Russia).
The following Sanctity update by original members Jeremy London (drums) and Zeff Childress (guitar) was posted on the band's MySpace page:
"Hey guys, this is probably long over due. So here is the rap about whats been going on with us. WE DID NOT BREAK UP!!! Yes we are still together. Basically to make a long story short Jared had a baby and decided to step down as our singer/guitar player. Derek as well decided to leave for his own personal reasons, there was no bad blood with anyone, those guys are our brothers and we had a good run with them. So now for the future of Sanctity, WE have three new members Scott Smith on bass, Zach Jordan on rythem gutar, and Nate Queen filling the shoes of Front man, we will have new pics up soon for everyone to see as well as some new songs once we are done. Zeff and I have never been happier with a lineup before, it's sad to see the guys go, but it's inspiring to have these new guys with us. We can't be happier with the response and support we have had from everyone so far. Make sure to stay updated with all our new stuff."
Canadian Technical Death metallers Neuraxis have posted a new track, entitled "Darkness Prevails", on their MySpace page.
The song comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "The Thin Line Between", which is scheduled for release on July 22 via Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded by Jeff Fortin (Anonymus) and the band in February and March of this year and features guest vocals from Luc Lemay (Gorguts). The CD artwork Link] was created by Dennis Sibejin (Chimaira, Job For A Cowboy).
Saxon vocalist Peter "Biff" Byford has posted the following update, adressed to the visitors of the Saxon forum:
"We took of the link, this is the official web site of the band we understand that it was put on in total innocence but until OD (OLIVER/DAWSON) decide to stop trying to undermine the achievements of this band we will continue not to support them in anyway if and when they stop trying to con people and concede that times have changed can we enter into any conciliatory talks. They are the ones blocking any future. As you know in my book I did not slag them of in any way and still say that they were great times but we have to move on the ball is in their court.
On a more pleasant note we are in the studio making the next album, while recording guitars I was on the net looking at Coat Of Arms. My coat is a silver eagle holding a lions foot. Doug) Scrarratt (guitar) and (Paul) Quinn (guitar) are both Irish which explains a lot. (Nigel) Glockler (drums) is of German dissent. Well anyway, you get the picture - put coat of arms in Google and have a look, maybe post some crests on the site.
Psyopus is happy to announce the enlisting of new vocalist and Rochester, NY native Matt Dalberth. Matt is replacing vocalist Harrison Christie. The band comments:
"The addition of Matt to the band makes the majority of the band from Western, NY which provides cohesiveness and new stability to the line up. Matt's talents can be witnessed by his performances with the Rochester, NY band Burn Everything. Psyopus welcomes him and his high energy stage presence to the band. Psyopus wishes Harrison Christie the best of luck with his future endeavors and would like to thank him for the time shared with Psyopus."
The band is currently writing and rehearsing for their next album yet to be titled. The album will be recorded July 20th through August 16th with engineer Doug White at Watchmen Studios in Lockport, NY.
UK's very own The Rotted (previously known as Gorerotted) have uploaded the first song of their upcoming album "Get Dead Or Die Trying". Click here (mp3 download) or here (stream online) to check out "Nothin' But A Nosebleed". Also the title track of the new album is available for streaming online at the band's MySpace.
"Get Dead Or Die Trying" will be released the 27th of June (D/A/CH/I) / 30th of June (rest of Europe).
"Awaiting Evil", the first album of Bay Area Thrashers Hatchet is available for streaming online at this location. "Awaiting Evil" is due for release on May 30th of (Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Italy) / May 26th of (rest of Europe) via Metal Blade.
"Awaiting Evil" cover] has the following tracklisting:
01. Darkening Skies
02. Frailty Of The Flesh
03. Sealed Fate
04. Frozen Hell
05. Attack Imminent
06. Morlocks Tomb
07. Storm The Gates
08. The Dead Will March
09. Awaiting Evil
More about Hatchet at http://www.myspace.com/hatchet2006.
Italian metallers Vision Divine have issued the following update:
"We are very happy and proud to finally announce that Fabio Lione Rhapsody Of Fire] joins Vision Divine Family again. He's best natural choice for us, and first person we thought about it, even 'cause Fabio is a wonderful singer and a very special friend. Fabio with Olaf created Vision Divine 10 years ago, he wrote wonderful melodies for first 3 band's albums (from the 1st "Vision Divine" up to the high acclaimed "Stream Of Consciousness"). Just to be clear, Fabio is fully involved with the band, not as session man but as real part of the band, including recording sessions, live shows and tours.