Ellipsis have announced the release date and album title of their fourth studio effort.
"Out on the 30th of October on Metallian Magazine Editions and distribued by Season Of Mist "The Grace Decapitated" will spread his new disease. The new metal generation is born! Listen to some new extracts and the new single "The Grace Decapitated" on http://www.myspace.com/ellipsisimperialtzadik."
The band adds: "With "The Grace Decapitated", expect the unexpected through a unique musical universe! Welcome to crazyness and emotions, to power and originality! The band has now improved to a new dimension that will invade your soul... The end complete is near... Be prepared!"
Pulverised Records is very proud to announce the fresh new signing of Swedish Melodic Death metallers The Cold Existence.
Pulverised Records A&R Manager Calvin states: "The Cold Existence approached us some time ago and what we heard on their latest album "Sombre Gates" totally caught us off-guard! We have confidence that the third full-length album will slay everything else they have done in the past!"
The band commented: "The Cold Existence are proud to announce that the band signed a new deal with Singapore-based label Pulverised Records for their upcoming-yet-untitled album."
The album will be recorded in Andy LaRocque's (King Diamond) Sonic Train Studios in late 2009 with producer Peter Laustsen for a release beginning 2010.
US metallers Hatebreed are set to release their new album, self-titled "Hatebreed", on September 29.
The album will be available on CD, digital download, vinyl and special edition with a bonus 65-minute DVD. "Hatebreed" will be released on E1 Music in North America and via Roadrunner Records in all other territories.
Frontman Jamey Jasta comments: "This is our fifth studio album and it's a monster! We've survived some pretty rough times and the music shows it. There was no reason to change the recipe that our fans know and love but we added a few brutal new ingredients and we're more than amped on the results. Violence is a given!"
Jasta elaborates: "I feel this new album is a true crossover record in the sense that our metal and hardcore roots are evenly represented throughout it. There's still the fast East Coast tuned down Hardcore that people know and love, yet there are metal influences that shine through on almost every song. The speed is there, which we even kicked up a few notches on some of the songs, but the groove and slower tempos are represented. On "Hatebreed", there is a violent mix of straight forward anthem headbangers, fast thrashers and brutal breakdown after breakdown. There's something for everyone."
Swedish metallers Mustasch have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
We have finally done recordings of our new album "Mustasch". It will be released on September 30 in Finland and Sweden (on October 5 in Denmark and Norway). The album will be released in the rest of the world in early 2010. We can't wait to do tour dates around Scandinavia this fall and play the new songs for you!
Our first single will be "Mine", but until then we wanna play you a little preview from the new album, it's one favorite of ours: "Heresy Blasphemy". Check it out on our MySpace or website.
US Death metal band Ex Dementia have posted a new song online, entitled "Mud And Blood". Check it out at this location.
"Mud And Blood" comes off the band's upcoming new album "The Red Mass", coming this October. The band's sophomore album will feature several guest musicianss, such as Chris Reifert (Autopsy/Abscess), Ross Sewage (Impaled), Parasitic Tim (Splatterhouse), and Admiral Nobeard (Swashbuckle).
Album artwork for "The Red Mass" can be found here.
A studio report of the album recordings can be watched here.
Peaceville Records is proud to announce the signing of Finnish prog death metallers, Barren Earth. With a line-up consisting of former members of prog/folk metal legends Amorphis, as well as current members of Swallow The Sun, Moonsorrow and Kreator, the band has been busy recording their debut album at the renowned Seawolf Studios in Helsinki, with the tracks currently being mixed by Dan Swanö (Katatonia/Opeth/Novembre). An EP is due November 2009, with the album currently scheduled for an early 2010 release.
The music of Barren Earth combines elements of modern and traditional death metal, with 70's prog rock and folk. Among the band's influences are artists such as Paradise Lost, Opeth, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and also some pioneers of Finnish prog.
Hungarian folk metallers, Dalriada have announced the cover artwork and song titles of their upcoming album "Arany-Album". The album contains poems of János Arany (one of the greatest Hungarian poets) and will be released at the end of September via Hammer Records.
"Arany-Album" cover art] tracklist:
01. Ágnes Asszony (Part 1-2)
02. Bor Vitéz
03. János Pap Országa
04. Szent László (Part 1-2)
05. Zách Klára
06. A Rab Gólya
07. A Walesi Bárdok (Part 1-3)
08. Szondi Két Apródja (Part 1-2)
"Check My Brain", the newest single from Alice In Chains, has been made available online over at the band's MySpace. Also the band's other new single "A Looking In View" can be found there. The video for "A Looking In View" can be found at this location.
Both singles come off the band's forthcoming album "Black Gives Way To Blue", which will be released on 29 September. The record marks the band's first new studio album in over 10 years.
This past weekend at the Bloodstock Open Air in England, Cradle Of Filth's headlining slot on the second day was cut short after a giant gobstopper hit, and hospitalised guitarist Paul before the encore.
Cradle Of Filth have issued this statement:
"Cradle Of Filth would just like to apologise to all Cradle Of Filth fans at Bloodstock for not being able to perform the full length of set on Saturday. This was due to a selfish and stupid person in the crowd throwing dangerous objects at the band and injuring Paul, who then had to be hospitalised.
This person threw what were being sold at the site as 'gobstoppers', but which were actually heavy, solid, pieces of candy, approximately the size of a cricket ball and weighing close to a pound, at the band. Approximately 6 of these were thrown, one narrowly missed hitting Ashley in the face and also a terminally ill young fan in a wheelchair sitting side of the stage, a couple just missed Dani and then one hit Paul in the spine, causing him to collapse. The paramedics called an ambulance and Paul was taken to hospital with suspected spinal damage; where he was subjected to numerous tests before the doctors said they didn't think Paul had sustained any lasting damage.
Xtreem Music has come to an agreement with Spanish Black Metal band Crying Blood for the imminent release of their third opus "Animae Damnatae".
Crying Blood is one of the most veteran bands in the Spanish Black Metal scene that is still active and they're pioneers in singing in their native tongue (Spanish) giving it a different feel compared to other bands of similar sound. Entirely recorded at VRS Studios (Avulsed, Haemorrhage, Mistweaver, Looking For An Answer...) in Madrid, "Animae Damnatae" features 13 songs in over 55 minutes of a majestic and symphonic Black Metal which will surely please any fan of the good old days of Cradle Of Filth and Dimmu Borgir. And with this, the band relies on giving their strongest step forward to establish them as one of the most recognised Black Metal forces in the Spanish scene.
The new live album by Dutch rockers Nemesea, entitled "Pure Live @ P3", will be released worldwide on September 1st through Sellaband. The cover art of the album was created by Marco Hartmann for MHV.
The band adds: "For those of you who buy this album before September 1st, there will be an extra CD/DVD with a lot of bonus material included when we start shipping the CD's. We are sure that you will appreciate these special recordings. Just to make you a little curious, it will contain some wonderful unreleased versions of a couple of songs, a karaoke version for you guys and girls to sing along with and much more! So you don't want to miss this one! Pre-order this special album in our shop now!"
The Running Wild cover song "Tsar", performed by the Wild Knight (X Wild/Running Wild side project) band has been posted online at this location. The song has been mixed by Stefan Kaufmann of U.D.O..
The song will be released on the forthcoming "ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild" compilation (Remedy Records), and is actually the first official recording of Wild Knight - the brand new band, featuring the original X-Wild singer Frank Knight, and the legendary Running Wild guitarist Majk Moti. Band line up is completed by: Rob Ronson (guitar), Simon Strangeway (bass) and Robin Hazelhurst (drums).
More info about the Running Wild tribute here. More info about the Wild Knight project here.
As posted by Black Sabbath's webmaster on the band's official website:
"A few years back, Tony Iommi had to have surgery for carpel tunnel syndrome. When I talked with him backstage after a 2007 concert, I asked him how he was doing with that, and said it was fine, didn't seem to be an issue. A little while ago, I had heard on the grapevine that Tony needed hand surgery, but since I couldn't get confirmation, I didn't want to post it here. There's enough rumour out there without me inventing more. So this morning, I saw an interview with Tony linked to from Blabbermouth, and it confirms the hand surgery issue. Whether or not it's a re-occurrence of the carpel tunnel or something else I don't know. I've attempted to find out from Tony's manager, but as of yet haven't gotten any details.