Anathema has announced the release of Untouchable, a new double vinyl live release via their label Kscope. In May 2012, Anathema released the album Weather Systems and embarked on a lengthy world tour. The European part of the tour opened with a special one-off gig in Bulgaria at the ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis where the band were joined by the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra. Untouchable captures the magic of that unique evening.
Austrian symphonic metallers Edenbridge have revealed the tracklist and artwork for their new album The Bonding, which was done by the American artist Anthony Clarkson. You can take a look at it below while you wait for a new song to be released.
In an update on their Facebook page, symphonic power metal masters Dark Moor announced the release of their new album Ars Musica, following the success of their previous Ancestral Romance (2010). You can see the new album's artwork below.
Gothic metallers Tristania have announced that their 7th album is entitled Darkest White. The record will be released via Napalm Records on May 31st and the artwork is already available for your viewing pleasure below.
British atmospheric rockers Anathema have announced on their official Facebook page that the new track "The Beginning And The End" is now available for download at their label Kscope's website, provided you give an email address. The track comes off their forthcoming new album, Weather Systems, which will be released in April. More album details were previously reported here.
UK atmospheric rockers Anathema have announced on their official website that their new album will be entitled Weather Systems and will be available on Kscope from April 16th. Weather Systems is the follow-up to 2010's We're Here Because We're Here.
Daniel Cavanagh comments: "It feels like we are at a creative peak right now, and this album reflects that. Everything from the production to the writing to the performances are a step up from our last album."
French atmospheric doom metallers Lethian Dreams have finished recording their second album, the follow-up to Bleak Silver Streams. The new album will be entitled Season Of Raven Words and will be released in 2012. There is also a new song online, "Dawn", and you can listen to it on the video below.
The band states: "We have finished recording our 2nd full length album. This new work is entitled Season Of Raven Words and will probably be released first quarter of 2012."
Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie have announced that they have finished the work on their new album Helvetios, due out in 2012. The band posted this message on their official website: "We can finally say 'it's done'! The final mastering has been finished during the last week, and yesterday already a first prelistening-session for invited press representatives has taken place at Nuclear Blast's offices in Donzdorf, Germany. We believe it's our best work yet, and it seems we're not the only ones!"
Late October, Lisa announced to her fellow bandmembers she'd decided to leave Draconian starting as soon as possible. It had been on the table for some time.
It's with sadness we state this message. Lisa has, since her appearance on the Draconian demo Dark Oceans We Cry, continued to astonish and melt thousands of people's hearts over the years with her emotional vocal. The addition of Lisa is what helped us to get our long awaited record contract. We are very aware what she has meant to our band and the legacy she's left us with.
A cappella power metal band Van Canto have released a new video for their new song "The Seller Of Souls", which comes off of their upcoming new album Break The Silence, which will come out on September 23rd via Napalm Records.
We are happy to announce that Lori Lewis have obtained permanent status in Therion. She has been a fantastic partner of the band being a great friend and making the best operatic performance known to the metal world for several years. Now she will also be an active part of the creative process behind the making of our future releases. We know fans will agree when we say she is one of a kind and have a natural place in the band now and in the future.
The new Nightwish single, called Storytime, will be released on Friday, the 11th of November. Presale will start soon.
The band's new album Imaginaerum will be released in late 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe and through Roadrunner Records in North America. The complete album tracklist with teasers of each song and the precise album release date will follow in a week. Stay tuned!
Century Media Records is proud to announce the release of The Road To OR-Shalem, a compelling live performance DVD by Israel's Orphaned Land. Set for European release on October 24th, 2011 (November 1st in the US), The Road To OR-Shalem is the premier Middle Eastern progressive metal crusaders' DVD debut and documents the band's incredible mission to unite warring factions in their home region through the power of music.
On Saturday, August 6th, in front of more than 80,000 fans, Tobias Sammet and his Avantasia project will headline the last night of Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy metal festival in the world.
Featuring guest stars such as Michael Kiske, Jorn Lande, Bob Catley, Kai Hansen and many more, the show will be broadcast live on German TV station "ZDFkultur" at 8:00 pm. This way all fans will have the chance to witness the only Avantasia show of the year, despite the event having been sold out for months.
After the Wacken performance Tobias will focus exclusively on his band Edguy once again. Edguy's new album Age Of The Joker will hit the stores on August 26th, followed by a world tour, kicking off in Sweden on September 23rd.
Mayan - the new project led by Epica vocalist/guitarist Mark Jansen, and featuring Epica band mates Isaac Delahaye (guitar) and Ariën van Weesenbeek (drums), Delain bassist Rob van der Loo, ex-After Forever keyboardist Jack Driessen and guitarist/vocalist Frank Schiphorst - has announced a handful of Dutch/Belgian live dates in autumn.
Get the dates after the jump. The band also announced to tour South America in November. The first shows (all in Brazil) have already been confirmed, with more dates to be announced soon.