12:31 - Lokaeda :p I like the sound of that instrument a lot. Make sure to check bands like Huun-Huur-Tu, Chirgilchin, Ensemble Khna Bogd to get a glimpse at it (as well as to Mongol/Tuvan folk music in general). Well worth it in my opinion :)
German black metal quintet Bethlehem has signed once again with Prophecy Productions. The band originally collaborated with the record label over a decade ago to produce their Profane Fetmilch Lenzt Elf Krank EP as well as their 2001 album - Schatten Aus Der Alexander Welt. Bethlehem's return to the label will see the release of the band's seventh studio album to be recorded in August/September of 2013 at Klangschmiede Studio E under the aegis of Markus Stock.
News from the Season Of Mist camp confirm that the label has inked a deal with Canadian technical death metal band Archspire. This will see the release of their second upcoming album, details of which are yet to be announced. The Vancouver based outfit, who released their debut effort entitled All Shall Align in 2011, posted the following statement about the deal.
"Doing Time", a brand new song from Kentucky post-hardcore trio, Coliseum has premiered and is now available for streaming at Stereogum. The song is off the band's new upcoming fourth album entitled Sister Faith out April 30th via Temporary Residence.
American brutal deathcore band Waking The Cadaver is scheduled to enter studio on January 26th to start the recordings for their new album entitled Real - Life Death. The new album, tentatively scheduled for release in the Summer, will be the band's third and follow up to their 2010 release Beyond Cops. Beyond God.
"Mesmerized By Fire", a brand new video from Swedish heavy metal band Enforcer, is now available for viewing below. The song comes off the band's new album Death By Fire due out next Friday via Nuclear Blast Records. The clip was directed by Gustav Öhman Spjuth and produced by Barth Production.
War Of Ages, upcoming record of Serenity to be released March 22nd, will introduce a major change in the band's music and line-up. Since their second album, Serenity did add female voices to its songs, had different guests to perform them live and among them was Clementine Delauney.
"Hearts Of Cold", a new video from Liv and company, is now available for your viewing pleasure below. The song is off Sister Sin's new and fourth record Now And Forever, which is available now through Victory Records.
"Catastrophic Reality", the brand new video from Syrian death metal band Netherion, is now available for viewing below. Check it out and let us know what you think. The song comes off the band's debut effort Sphere Of Terror released last year.
Yes, Centimani is in the news once again though this time it's for their new video. "Serpent's Coil", the band's new video is available for viewing below. The song is off the band's debut album Aegaeon which was self released last June. The band is currently working on a new album.
"I Don't Apologize (1000 Pictures)", a brand new video from alternative rockers Otherwise, is now available for viewing below. The song is off the band's latest output True Love Never Dies released last May via Century Media Records. The band is about to hit the road with Stone Sour.
Greek up and coming metallers Seduce The Heaven have released a video for the song "Reflections" available for viewing below. The song is off the band's new debut album Field Of Dreams released on Tuesday. The clip was directed by Domenik Papaemmanouil of LensOrama.
"Sequence", a brand new song from Italian death metal band Nerve is now available for streaming below. The song is off the band's new upcoming album entitled Fracture. Fracture is the band's third album and follow up to 2010's Hate Parade set to be released sometime this year via Nadir Music.
US melodic death metal band Centimani seems to have begun the new year on the wrong foot. The band has parted ways with their vocalist, Kyle Francis. The split has been amicable with the band seeking not to replace him but rather share the vocalist responsibilities amongst the remaining members. In addition to this, come February, the band's keyboardist - Stu "Mouren" Puls will also be leaving the band.
"Mastication Of Putrescent Empyrean Remains", a new lyric video from Canadian blackened death horde Xul, is now available for viewing below. The song is off the band's debut album entitled Malignance which is still available for free download at the band's Bandcamp. The band is currently working on a follow up.
The new Holy Grail album, Ride The Void is 3 days away from release. For those of you who can't wait, the band has offered up the entire album for streaming at Metal Hammer UK. Head over to that location and let us know what you think.