US progressive metal band In The Silence have announced the departure of guitarist Nathan Higgins. The band will soon be launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund the recording of a new album, and is actively looking for a new guitarist. You can read the band's full statement below.
Recently, In The Silence announced via their Facebook page that they had begun pre-production on the upcoming album, and that they would be crowdfunding the new album starting in September. The follow-up to the brilliant debut A Fair Dream Gone Mad is finally shaping up!
Xanthochroid recently announced that they have started recording new material. In a post from July 20th, they say "Holy shit we officially start recording tomorrow!" so clearly they are excited. The group also posted a picture of the drum kit in the studio. No news on a release date but the band's new album Of Erthe & Axen will drop via Blood Music which is also working behind-the-scenes on mastering Blessed He With Boils and Incultus for vinyl.
US metallers Dissona have announced via their Facebook page that they were invited by Leprous to join them for a show at Reggie's in Chicago. In the same post, they also announced that they were still working on new material and plan on premiering two new songs at their next several shows. Dissona have been working on material since late 2013 and it seems to be a slow moving process. We'll have to wait and see if 2014 will provide us with a new album, or if their heavy volume of shows will push the writing process into next year.
Opethpreviously announced that a book was in the works about the history of the band. Today, the Swedes released an update. The book is coming out next year and not in 2014. Meanwhile, the band's new opus, Pale Communion, will be released on August 26th with the new single "Cusp Of Eternity" already available. The band will embark on a European trek at the end of this year as well.
Between The Buried And Me have released the tracklisting and title for their upcoming album via their Myspace blog. The album will be called "The Great Misdirect".
The track listing is:
03. Disease, Injury, Madness
04. Fossil Genera - A Feed from Cloud Mountain
05. Desert of Song
06. Swim to the Moon
Singer Tommy Rogers stated: "We have FINISHED! tracking our new record and we are spending this week mixing/mastering and all that fun stuff. It's hard to believe we've been recording for 5 weeks already. Everything went really smooth and we are very confident in the fact that this is some of the best material we've ever created. Can't wait for all of you to hear it! We have LOTS of footage from the studio that will hopefully be part of a special edition DVD that will come with the new record... We will also be posting some studio videos in the next few months. Our touring plans are starting to come together and we'll be putting up dates tomorrow, So be sure and keep checking back for that info."