German power metallers Helloween have revealed the complete cover art for their new album Straight Out Of Hell, after slowly unveiling it in four parts. Straight Out Of Hell's front cover was created by Martin Häusler, who was the artist of the artworks of 7 Sinners and Gambling With The Devil as well. See the cover below. The new album will see its release in Europe on January 18th and in North America on January 22nd, 2013.
German progressive power metallers Masterplan are writing new material for the follow-up to 2010's Time To Be King.
The band issued the following update about their upcoming new album on their official website: "Great news, Roland and Axel are writing songs for a new Masterplan album right now! The recordings will start in autumn!"
Swedish prog metallers Cloudscape have completed the work on their upcoming album New Era and unveiled its artwork.
The band posted the following on their official website: "The work with Cloudscape's forthcoming 4th album entitled New Era is now finished! The band offers a strong, melodic album and probably their best to date. New Era was produced by Micko Twedberg, mixed by Micko Twedberg together with Anders "Theo" Theander, mastered by Anders "Theo" Theander, who also is executive producer, all done at RoastingHouse Studios."
German metallers Rage have entered the studio to record their 21st studio album. Here's what Rage frontman Peter "Peavy" Wagner had to say about the album: "Finally we entered the studio again to create new songs for our 21st official studio album. We already started the recordings of 10 new works, one title is even "Twenty One", we were also thinking about taking '21' as the album title."