MALEVOLENT CREATION are back to reaffirm their cult status with Warkult, released on July 27th. Like all other MALEVOLENT CREATION releases, Warkult tempts the fate of war and brutality. To additionally raise the stakes, long-time drummer Dave Culross (Suffocation, Incantation) is back in MALEVOLENT CREATION's line up, showcasing a blistering performance.
MISERY INDEX is currently on tour with Cephalic Carnage and after that tour they'll be playing a few selected shows with Napalm Death in the North East before Napalm joins the Cannibal Corpse tour that also features KATAKLYSM. After the tour the band will go into writing mode and get stuff ready for their upcoming full length coming out early 2005.
The new MNEMIC album The Audio Injected Soul will contain 3-dimensional sounds using binaural techniques. Binaural recording technology differs from mono, stereo and surround sound and is mostly used in game development. In order to experience the 3D sound you must wear a headset. For a demonstration listen to a sample of the 3D sound here:
MNEMIC have already shot a video for The Audio Injected Soul, directed by Patric Ulleaus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Lacuna Coil) who also did the group's last two videos.
Agnostic Front joins the Nuclear Blast family! NY Hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT have signed a recording deal with Nuclear Blast worldwide with the release for the very anticipated, Another Voice! With Matt Henderson (Madball/AF) on guitars! and Production by Zeuss and Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), AGNOSTIC FRONT is offering their meanest, nastiest and brutal NYHC Anthems. The enhanced CD will including a ripping band performance and a guest appearance by Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) captured by acclaimed director Dale "Rage" Resteghini (Fear Factory, Hatebreed, God Forbid, Shadows Fall, Candiria). Other special guest vocal appearances on Another Voice will include Scott Vogel (Terror) and Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis).
Blaze, the British band led by former Iron Maiden/Wolfsbane singer Blaze Bayley, will be filming their Blaze Big Bash performance at JBs in Dudley, U.K. on Saturday, December 18 for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due in 2005. No further information is available at this time.
We regret to inform fans that we have had to cancel the following
three shows: 4th September - Velo Rock Festival - Ostend, Belgium; 11th September - Raismes Festival - Raismes, France; 12th September - La Locomotive - Paris, France.
This is due to late changes in the band line up resulting in insufficient time to prepare for these shows. A further statement will be released shortly along with dates for the remainder of
the year. Sorry for any inconvenience. Neil Marklew - Manager.
British grindcore pioneers Napalm Death are currently preparing to record their forthcoming studio album. Commenting on why the band chose to record in Wales, vocalist Barney Greenway had this to say: "The studio is called Foel Studios in the town of Foel, North Wales (Porcupine Tree, Ozric Tentacles), and is owned by the original bass player in Hawkwind. We decided to record here because it's pretty isolated out in the countryside, so there are minimal distractions. We feel that good use of studio time is pivotal and where as some bands might sit around taking things easy for periods, we really work intensively. In the studio, it's actually better to be slightly stressed and on edge for us because it's a good way to capture that kind of on the edge live vibe, which in turn gives us the extra thrust. Personally, I'm never happy with a verse of vocals if I think that I can squeeze a last drop of rawness out of my voice. Sometimes I probably attack things too much, but intensity is the key for me. I like to think we've done enough trips to the studio now to know what we're doing, yet you can never be entirely prepared for the unexpected where, say, the desk might burst into flames or something. Russ Russell will be producing, as he's a very trustworthy man at the knobs for us now as well as being a mate. We're confident he'll do a great job on the new stuff, which is sounding spectacularly savage — a good mix of the very best bits from the last two albums."
Norwegian black metallers Gorgoroth have recruited drummer Dirge Rep (Orcustus, ex-Enslaved, Gehenna) and guitarist Teloch (Orcustus, Nidingr) as session musicians for their upcoming European and Mexican tours.
Gorgoroth will embark on the "Twilight of the Idols" European headlining tour in early October. Support at all shows will come from 1349, the Norwegian group featuring Satyricon drummer Frost. A Mexican trek will follow in early November.
The complete list of tours can be attended here:
Fates Warning has put an MP3 online of their upcoming record FWX, which will be released on October the 5th. The song is called Simple Human, and can be downloaded here:
The tracklist of the album will look like this:
01. Left Here
02. Simple Human
03. River Wide Ocean Deep
04. Another Perfect Day
05. Heal Me
06. Sequence # 7
08. A Handful Of Doubt
09. Stranger (With A Familiar Face)
Deinonychus, the Dutch one-man doom metal project of Marco Kehren (Previously known as Odin), will release a new album which will be called "Insomnia". It will be recorded in The Outer Studio in Rome (as was the previous album) with producer Guiseppe Orlando (better known from the Italian Novembre).
A re-realese of the album Mournament will also occur, which contains bonus video clip of the song "Ascencion - The 40th Day After Easter". This all will be arranged by My Kingdom Music.
The American Impaled is done with the recording of their third album Death after Life. The album will be launched at the beginning of 2005 through Century Media en will be the first album released after Mondo Medicale (released in 2002)
02. Mondo Medicale
04. Theatre of Operations
05. Preservation of Death
06. Wrought In Hell
08. Critical Condition
09. The Dead Shall Dead Remain
10. Medical Waste
11. Dead Alive
12. Coda Morte
Keep an eye on the Century Media site for more info:
Dream Theater's "LIVE AT BUDOKAN" will be released on Tuesday, October 5th, 2004. It will be available as a 2-DVD set, a 3-CD set, as well as a bundle that contains both the 2-DVD and 3-CD.
The 2-DVD set features Dream Theater's concert recorded on April 26th, 2004, at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Disc 1 has the complete live concert. Disc 2 is packed with special features including a Japanese tour documentary, guitar / keyboard / drum solos, the tour opening video and a multiangle version of "Instrumedley".
The tracklisting of the concert is as follows:
1. As I am
2. This Dying Soul
3. Beyond This Life
4. Hollow Years
5. War Inside My Head
6. The Test that Stumped Them All
Green Carnation is confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, Slovenia. The band
will perform on the main stage on August 21st.
Green Carnation DVD....
Was shipped out on the 14th of June. Click HERE to see the list of distributors,
bringing the DVD to a store near you!
Tchort reveals to band members....
that he started working on ideas for what might become Light of Day, Day of Darkness part II and III. Tchort said "that I never thought about continuing on the path set with Light of Day, Day of Darkness - until now. Lately I have gotten new ideas that excites me alot. It might just be the weather and all the lite-dressed girls outside lately that makes me feel this way, but it also might be a rush of genuine inspiration that such work as making a second and third part would require".
"Hallo. First I would like to say thanks a lot to all, who visited me in hospital during my illness. Also all the inquiries of friends and fans, who were worried about my health, helped me, to get better quicker. My blind gut was bursted and infected other organs. After 2 operations (one during dangerous situation to life) and loss of 15 kg weight in 2 weeks, I often thought about the fate of Jason Becker, what a horror thought...
After 1 1/2 months in hospital it's a great feeling, being home again. Now I do sports every day to get fit again. Next week I already fly to Korea again to play a concert together with Black Hole at the International Busan Rock Festival, where also Steve Vai & Band is one of the participating bands.
"It's with great regret that we have to announce that David Readman is no longer the singer of Adagio.
Before anything else, I would like to mention that this decision has nothing to do with our personal feelings with David. We've been great friends, we had a lot of fun together but it was clear that a longer collaboration with Bottom Row (David's management) would have killed the band in no time.
I will not go into details, but all I can say, is that each new show, studio album or new project have been subject to really unpleasant negotiations, under the threat of being blocked many times and it was not possible for us to work under such a permanent pressure anymore.