The progressive metal masters Symphony X have just updated on their upcoming new studio album via their official website. Previously, the band said that they were writing new material. Now, Symphony X will begin tracking drums next month with the songs practically finished.
French progressive rock/metal band Demians, led by mastermind Nicholas Chapel, is finally tracking its new album. It will be the first new material by the band since their critically acclaimed 2010 album Mute. Nicholas took a break from the music business in 2011, now he's back. After spending some time writing new ideas during the past few weeks, Nicholas will be spending this June working on the new Demians album that he wants to release completely independently.
Swiss post-hardcore/metal band Rorcal posted a message on their Tumblr page revealing that they are making all their music available for free over here. The band's official shop or the Bandcamp site is still operating, in case you want to order physical material or contribute in other ways. Their latest album Világvége (which means "the end of world") was released in February this year.
Dutch avantgarde death metal outfit Phlebotomized returns after 16 years of silence with a renewed line-up. The band announced the re-release of their first material and confirmed attendance on Stonehenge festival via their official Facebook page. See their new promo video below.
US-based progressive/death metallers Empyrean Sky have recently posted two more new songs from their long-awaited upcoming album Extending The Tangent. The songs are called "The Lost" and "Trauma And Tragedy". Lyrics can be found posted on their Facebook and Bandcamp site, where you can listen or buy the songs.
The progressive melodic death metal band Empyrean Sky has recently made two tracks available for streaming and purchase via their Bandcamp page from their upcoming album Extending The Tangent. The songs are called "Ascension" and "For The Sun". The new album is complete and going through the mixing process. John Welborn, the songwriter and singer/guitarist of the band, confirmed they are finalizing the cover art.
Swedish bluesy rockers Graveyard have recently premiered a brand new videoclip which can now be viewed below. It was made for the song "Goliath" and it was directed by Artur Wolgers. The song is taken from their upcoming album Lights Out, to be released on October 26th (Europe) and November 6th (North America) this year via Nuclear Blast. This is the band's second videoclip.
The legendary US groove thrash metal band Pantera has posted online the video for the previously unreleased song "Piss", directed by Zach Merck, which can be viewed below. The song is currently available on iTunes and will be featured on the Deluxe Edition of Vulgar Display Of Power, set for release on May 15th. More details about this release were previously reported here.
Polish progressive death/doom metal act Eternal Deformity has posted online a new song called "The Holy Decay" at their Reverbnation page. The song is taken from their upcoming album The Beauty Of Chaos, which will be released via Code666 Records on April 30th. The album trailer is also still available for viewing at this location.
Davin Drainman, singer of American nu metal band Disturbed announced through his twitter account that the band is going on indefinite hiatus, in a reply to a fan question. He couldn't tell if the band was breaking up for good.
Speculation about Disturbed's future began two weeks ago when frontman David Draiman told an Idaho radio station: "This is gonna be the last tour that the American people get to see us in for awhile, if not indefinitely. We have some things going on internally, we have some personal things going on."
Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan addressed the rumors about the band possibly breaking up in a new interview on Wednesday (July 27) with Dallas radio station KEGL-FM. The guitarist then said: "Ever since the start of this band, we've always had a game plan of what comes next after each thing. So it's always been 'write, record, tour, let's go home for a month, let's start writing again, do the same thing all over again.' So it's always been laying out future plans. This time around, we just haven't really gotten to those discussions yet. We know that we're coming to the end of this touring cycle and we just haven't planned on what we wanna do next."
"Soul Journeys", the new video from Finnish melodic death metal band Omnium Gatherum has been posted online and can now be watched below. "Soul Journeys" comes off the band's upcoming album, New World Shadows, hitting stores in early February. More New World Shadows album details are available here.