Stoner/doom metal heavyweights Electric Wizard have finally completed work on its new studio album, whose title is yet to be confirmed. The effort will be the band's first release through Spinefarm Records and follows 2010's Black Masses. Let the anticipation begin...
Trees Of Eternity have revealed another piece of the puzzle of their debut album. Mattias "The Crypt" Norrman recorded the bass parts for their first full-length. Norrman, currently in October Tide, also played in Katatonia until 2009.
Irish metallers Primordial have finished the songwriting for their new album and also announced its title. It will be called Where Greater Men Have Fallen and the release date is already set: 21st of November, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Who is excited for the successor to Redemption At The Puritan's Hand?
According to the web site of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Crimson Glory's guitarist Jon Drenning was arrested on April 8th in Sarasota, Florida on charges of conspiracy to purchase cocaine and use of a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony. He was released the following day after posting $10,000 bail on each charge. The guitarist Jon Drenning will now be arraigned on May 9th.
German metallers Axel Rudi Pell have a fresh new album called Into The Storm released this year in January through SPV/Steamhammer. Have you listened to it? The band has now unleashed a new video for the song "Long Way To Go" online. The video was directed by Tim Assmann and it is available for your viewing pleasure right here.
As the release date of their new album approaches, Texas-based metal veterans Helstar have unveiled an album trailer including excerpts from all nine songs on this wicked new record called This Wicked Nest. This is your chance to hear more new material. Enjoy it in the YouTube clip below.
The Skull, the new band featuring original members Eric Wagner (vocals) and Jeff "Oly" Olson (drums) of American doom metal legends Trouble alongside longtime Trouble bassist Ron Holzner and Sacred Dawn guitarist Lothar Keller, previously announced the release of their debut album and now they are streaming two new singles. If you are curious about this project, you can now listen to "Sometime Yesterday Mourning" and the 1983 Metal Massacre IV re-make of "The Last Judgment", which are now available below.
After five years, American hard rockers Winger are preparing the release of their new album Better Days Comin' on April 18th in Europe and April 22nd in North America via Frontiers Records. The band has just released the video for the track "Tin Soldier," now available for your viewing pleasure here. Below you also find their videos for "Rat Race" and "Midnight Driver Of A Love Machine" to get another sense of what the album will sound like. Enjoy!
Legendary Italian black thrashers Necrodeath have released a video trailer for their new album, which will be called The 7 Deadly Sins, and is due out on May 13th via Scarlet Records. The 7 Deadly Sins follows the single-track album Idiosyncrasy, "delivering 7 fast and brutal songs centering around the 7 sins. For the first time ever, the band used their Italian mother tongue to write most of the lyrics, as well as English and Latin, giving a different edge to the music itself."
The gothic metallers Trees Of Eternity seem to be approaching the completion of their debut album. With a few recordings still to be done, the band hopes the final mixing will happen in May. After their 2009 demo Trees Of Eternity, guitarist Juha Raivio's project with singer Aleah is ready to unleash new material.
After guitarist John Ricci stepped down, Exciter's bassist Robert "Clammy" Cohen has now also left the group. According to Exciter, the band will not disband but will take some time off and think about the future. Right now, only drummer Richard "Rik" Charron and singer Kenny "MetalMouth" Winter remain in the band.
Swedish doomsters Avatarium have announced that the band's mastermind bassist Leif Edling will not be able to perform with the band at the Roadburn Festival 2014 due to his health condition. Due to health problems, Leif Edling already sit out the band's gig in Umeå, Sweden, at the House of Metal Festival. He was replaced by bassist Anders Iwers from Tiamat and the same will happen at Roadburn. The band performs on April 13th at the fest.
Ex-bassist of Guns N' Roses Duff McKagan has confirmed that he will be filling in for the band's current bassist, Tommy Stinson, during the group's South American tour. Stinson is scheduled to reunite with his original band, The Replacements, for two dates at Coachella in mid-April and is unable to make the Guns N' Roses shows. McKagan will join the group in Argentina for the April 6th concert, then play Paraguay (April 9th), Bolivia (April 12th) and two cities in Brazil — Recife (April 15th) and Fortaleza (April 17th).
Belgian old school heavy metal act Ostrogoth announced that the co-founder and bassist Marnix "Bronco" Van de Kauter decided to leave the band. The heavy touring schedule for 2014/2015 - which will only increase with a new album scheduled for release in January 2015 - are causing a conflict with Bronco's personal life.