16:50 - Zaphod True that, all of their albums are pretty solid.
16:46 - Frodd yep, their average is better than most. babel's tower is the album's best, seeds of tyrants is the weakest.
16:44 - Zaphod Typical of them is good enough for me. I liked the first song they released (think it was the title track) but the second one was really boring. And I also listened to Babel's Tower which was great.
16:41 - Frodd definitely yes. there's a weak song or two, a very good song or two, and the rest is typical of them
16:38 - Zaphod I should give this new Primordial thing a spin.
Pacific Northwest dark metal legends Agalloch have completed work on their fourth full-length entitled Marrow Of The Spirit, the follow-up to 2006's Ashes Against The Grain. The release date is November 23.
Marrow Of The Spirit tracklist:
01. They Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
02. Into The Painted Grey
03. The Watcher's Monolith
04. Black Lake Nidstang
05. Ghosts Of The Midwinter Fires
06. To Drown
Peaceville have published new info about Cradle Of Filth's upcoming album:
One of the most infamous and notorious names in metal, Cradle of Filth continue to shock, excite, disgust and inspire in equal measures. Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa the latest chapter of the band's dark history is to be released through Peaceville Records on the band's own AbraCadaver imprint on November 1st 2010 but fans can get a preview of the album at the new Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa mini-site which goes live at http://www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth at 7pm (BST) today (6th September).
Earlier today Behemoth frontman Adam Darski, aka Nergal, was brought to the hospital in Gdansk, Poland. He was diagnosed with a serious illness, the nature of which hasn't yet been revealed. He was admitted to the hematology ward, which indicates a blood disorder of some sort. Understandably, Behemoth had to cancel all the upcoming shows this year.
In a statement on the band's website, Nergal wrote the following (translated by Google): "I do not want to bore you with details, but I can no longer hide the fact that I am seriously ill and waiting for my multi-stage treatment, which can take up to several months. Thus, we cancel the coming summer festivals, the tour of Russia and the Baltic States planned for September and October, and the November tour of the USA.
News from one of the most underrated death metal bands in the world:
Soon, on the 20th of May Trauma will start recording of the new album at the Recording Studio Hertz, carefully supervised by the Wiesławski Brothers. This time we will do twice as much - a new CD, and songs for a MCD with 2 cover songs. As a bonus there will be a multimedia CD with the new Video of Trauma, "Elegy of Doom" taken from the last album "Determination". The MCD will be released by Empire Rec. along with Thrash'em All Magazine on the 25th of August, while the CD is expected to come out in February 2007.
On the 22th of April Vader will start recording session of their new studio album entitled "Impressions In Red". The album will be recorded, mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio with brothers S³awek & Wojtek Wies³awscy at the helm (who produced band's latest MCD "The Art Of War").
The recording session will run through May, 25th. The new album, unlike the futuristic content of "The Art Of War" MCD will be entirely focused around dark and mystical vision of hell on earth, inspired by works of medieval visionaries like Hieronymous Bosh. In July the band is going to shot a videoclip based on that theme as well. "Impressions In Red" artwork and the whole layout have been prepared by Greek maestro Seth (Paradise Lost, Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh...).
Century Media Records has set a May 30 North American release date for Celtic Frost's long-awaited new album, "Monotheist" (one day earlier internationally).
Celtic Frost's first album in 13 years, "Monotheist" features 11 songs all produced by the band with Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain).
"Monotheist" track listing:
03. A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh
04. Drown In Ashes
05. Os Abysmi Vel Daath
07. Domain Of Decay
08. Ain Elohim
10. Synagoga Satanae
11. Winter (Requiem, Chapter Three: Finale
The album will be released simultaneously in all territories in three different configurations including a limited-edition digipak containing the bonus track "Temple Of Depression" and a vinyl LP with another bonus title, "Incantation Against You".
you will be able to listen to the whole Vader EP "The Art of War". It's streaming, so it can't be downloaded. Windows Media Player is required. The EP was made available for listening one day before its American release.
A brand-new Ajattara track, entitled "Lautuma", has been posted online. The song comes off the Finnish "black/dark metal" project's upcoming fourth full-length album, "Äpäre", due on March 22, 2006 via Spinefarm Records.
Listen to it here: http://www.spinefarm.fi/av.php
Rotting Christ have announced two live shows in the city of Larissa, Greece which will be recorded and included in their first live release. The pioneers of the Greek metal scene will give two special two hour shows which will present songs from the whole of their catalog. These live shows held on February 3 and 4 at Blive Music House in Larissa, will be the only ones worldwide which will be recorded. With this live album Rotting Christ will celebrate their 18 years in the metal scene and fans from around the world are expected to attend.
Norway's progressive metal act Winds will be entering the studio this week for continued work on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2004's "The Imaginary Direction of Time" (to be released via The End Records).
Commented Tidemann: "We are entering the studio once again for the continued recording of the fourth WINDS album. The process of making this happen has taken a lot more time than first expected, both due to the complex material and a very busy schedule for everyone involved. We are entering studio again on December 16th for more recording sessions, expected to end around Christmas day.
"This session will include recording of the string section as well as all the vocal tracks. After this, all that remains to be recorded is my lead work and Andy's keys, which we will begin in January 2006. Strings will be recorded on location in a carefully selected timber church that was built in 1776 to achieve the best possible acoustic environment. To record the string section, we have hired famous Norwegian producer/engineer Truls Birkeland, who has worked with some of Norway's biggest names in pop and jazz. Truls has vast experience with location recording and we expect nothing less than a superb result with him in charge.
"Hey everybody, here's the complete list of songs for "Kill":
1. The Time To Kill Is Now
2. Make Them Suffer
3. Murder Worship
4. Submerged In Boiling Flesh
5. Five Nails Through The Neck
6. Purification By Fire
7. Death Walking Terror
8. Barbaric Bludgeonings
9. The Discipline Of Revenge
10. Brain Removal Device
11. Necrosadistic Warning
13. Infinite Misery
This may not be the exact order of the songs for the album, but it should be pretty close.
We have only four more days of mixing, and then the album will be finished. At this point, it looks like the album will be released on March 21st, 2006. After that, we will begin touring, starting with the No Mercy festivals in Europe, followed by a headlining tour throughout Europe. We will hopefully be touring the States in the early summer months, but nothing is booked at this point. Check back over the coming weeks for more tour information as it develops."
On May/ June 2006 VADER will headline American part of "Metal Crusaders Tour", teaming up with bands like Kataklysm (headliner of Canadian leg of the tour), Nuclear Assault, Speed Kill Hate (Overkill's musicians side project) and The Absence. The tour is being organized by Thunderdome Bookings, sponsored by two biggest metal magazines "Metal Maniacs"(USA), BW&BK (Canada) and Ibanez. During that trip Vader will be supporting new MCD "The Art Of War" scheduled for release at the end of January 2006 through Candlelight Records USA. More details will follow soon.