While the Roadburn Festival 2014 is taking place in Tilburg, The Netherlands now, this town will also receive the Incubate festival this year again. The 10th edition of the Incubate festival is taking place on September 15th-21st, 2014, at multiple indoor venues in the inner-city of Tilburg. After the festival announced performances by Wovenhand, Skullflower, Current 93 among others, it now confirms 24 more artists, including a residency of Canadian multi-instrumentalist Aidan Baker, an exclusive show of the renowned Swedish psychedelic Afrobeat band Goat and progressive black metal band Krallice from New York.
Finnish drone doom metal band Dark Buddha Rising have signed with Neurot Recording. With four albums already under their belt (most recently 2013's Dakhmandal), Dark Buddha Rising will be touring in Europe this April with Mr. Peter Hayden, hailed as the Archmandal Tour.
Tim "Sorrow" Yatras (ex-Woods Of Desolation, Austere and Grey Waters among others) will have a busy year ahead of him. Prophecy Productions has welcomed Germ from Australia to its artist roster. Germ signed a long-term contract with Prophecy, also encompassing re-issues of the entire Germ back catalogue. Tim plans to spend 2014 composing and recording material for what will become the third full length Germ album, and the first album to surface from the partnership with Prophecy Productions.
The second video off Sonata Arctica's newest output Pariah's Child, released on March 28th via Nuclear Blast Records, is now online. After "The Wolves Die Young", the song chosen this time is the ballad "Love". Check out the video below and tell us what you think.
Last year, death metallers Kataklysm recruited ex-Neuraxis drummer Oli Beaudoin as a session drummer to replace Max Duhamel, who decided to take a break to deal with his alcohol abuse. The Canadians now announce Oli Beaudoin as a permanent member on the next album and future tours.
The Dillinger Escape Plan have a new video for us and it is for a new song. After releasing the album One Of Us Is The Killer last year, the American band recorded this song called "Happiness Is A Smile" and they will be releasing it on a limited run of 500 copies of 7" vinyl and as a cassette on their 2014 North American Spring tour. Since it will be hard to find, don't waste your chance of listening to it now here. What's your verdict on the song?
Nordvis Produktion has presented the single "Neath Rock And Stone" by the Swedish atmospheric black metal project Lustre - taken from the upcoming fifth studio album Blossom set for release later this year. As of now, you can stream the song "Neath Rock And Stone" right here below or at Bandcamp. Take the nine-minutes journey now.
Crazy experimental metallers Pryapisme just posted an update their website (with a lovely picture) announcing that they are currently working on a new album, and that it is almost entirely composed. Pryapisme's latest album, Hyperblast Super Collider, was released on April 1st, 2013, via Apathia Records. Good news then!
Finnish group Jess And The Ancient Ones has recently revealed news of their next album for Svart Records, which follows the critically acclaimed Astral Sabbat EP (2013) and the self-titled debut album (2012). In fact, their last EP was nominated in the Best Hard Rock Album category on Metal Storm Awards 2013. The next step is to release a new album and the songwriting has begun. The plan is to release it next year with studio time set for later this year.
While it appeared yesterday that In Flames' website might have been hacked promising more info today, now it seems like a prank from the band setting up for the album announcement. When you click on the info, you find a short video revealing that the album has been set for release in September and will be titled Siren Charms. The new album was recorded at Hansa Studios in Berlin and should come out under Epic Records.
Italian metallers Ancient Bards just premiered the video for the track "In My Arms", the first single off their upcoming album A New Dawn Ending, due to be released on April 25th in Europe and Japan and on June 10th in North America via Limb Music. The video was directed by Matteo Ermeti. Enjoy it here!
Germans The Ocean are pleased to announce Pelegial UK & Ireland Tour, scheduled for this coming July. This 6-date tour will also include a performance at the UK Tech-Fest, where the band will be performing as a headliner. See the dates below the official tour flyer.
Tuomas Holopainen's debut solo album The Life And Times Of Scrooge is released today in Europe so it seems perfect to unveil a new lyric video. This time, you can hear the track "The Last Sled". Since the album has now been released, tell us your impressions of the album as well, in case you already listened to it. The opus, of course, is inspired by the graphic novel The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck, written and illustrated by Don Rosa. Was it what you were expecting from the Nightwish mastermind?
If you want to hear another new song from Hour Of Penance, you are in luck. The brutal death metallers just released a playthrough video for their new song "Desecrated Souls". You can watch the band perform the new track right here. This song will appear on Regicide, the upcoming beast from the Italians. Did you enjoy the new song?