Shaun Sykes, the guitarist of the Australian band Be'lakor, will be sitting out their next upcoming European tour for medical reasons. He will be replaced by Matt Dodds from Arbrynth. As you may know, the band has been working on a new album.
Australian melodic death metallers Be'lakor have been hard at work recording their new album and now posted an important update on their Facebook page. Their upcoming fourth album, and follow-up to Of Breath And Bone, will be their first concept album and feature 8 songs. Slowly, we begin to know more about what's coming.
Be'lakor have started recording their new album! The melodic death metallers are back in the studio at last to track what will be the successor of 2012's Of Breath And Bone record. Drummer Jimmy Vanden Broeck will be sitting out this next recording due to health issues. Stepping into his shoes for the album recording and subsequent 2015 touring will be Elliott Sansom. Elliott has already played drums on the group's recent Australian tour.
Among those who still hold faith in melodeath, Be'lakor's upcoming opus is certainly on their wishlist. The Australian band has been throwing hints our way on their Facebook page. This time around, the band seems inclined to take into account their fans' (constructive) opinions. Whether or not they actually influence the album will only be made apparent after our first glimpse of the material but Be'lakor's album number four is on its way.
Of Breath And Bone, the new album from Australian melodic death metallers Be'lakor is now streaming online entirely at this location. The album has been released today, June 1st, via Kolony Records and will stream for one week at the aforementioned location until Friday, June 8th. Head over to this location for more details on the album.
Australian melodic death metallers Be'lakor have made another new track available for streaming from their upcoming third album Of Breath And Bone, to be released worldwide on June 1st via Kolony Records and Rockstar Records. "Absit Omen" can be streamed below. The band also announced on their Facebook page that pre-orders for the standard jewel case version of the album or the special edition digipack are now available at the band's official website and via Kolony Records. More album details here.
Australian melodic death metallers Be'lakor have made available a new track from their upcoming album Of Breath And Bone. "Remnants" is now streaming online and you can listen to it on the video below. Of Breath And Bone will be released worldwide on June 4th via Kolony Records and Rockstar Records. More album details were previously reported here.
Australian melodic death metallers Be'lakor have revealed the title, cover art and tracklist for their upcoming third album. Of Breath And Bone, as it was named, will be released worldwide on June 4th, 2012.
Australian melodic death metal band Be'lakor has uploaded a recent live performance of a new song on their YouTube channel. "Fraught" is taken from their upcoming third album, which is currently planned to be released in April/May next year. Previously, the band has mentioned plans to enter the studio in January.
Having released two critically acclaimed albums in The Frail Tide (2007) and Stone's Reach (2009), Australia's Be'lakor is, at long last, making their way to Europe. The band has announced five dates in late August, kicking off with a performance at the Summer Breeze Festival in Germany and taking in dates in Portugal and England.
The band comments: "We are very excited to be playing these dates in Germany, Portugal and England. It's been a long time coming, and after some recent setbacks with the cancellation of dates, we have relied on our fans in Europe to help us in finding these shows. We owe a great gratitude to everyone who e-mailed us suggesting venues and contacts. Whilst we obviously couldn't make it to every country in the short space of time that we have on this tour, we hope that some of the fans in other countries who have been waiting to see us will also be able to make it to one of these shows."
Be'lakor will be expanding their reach overseas with a deal recently signed with Kolony Records. The band's albums will now be purchasable in Europe rather than just in Australia with their new album Stone's Reach being released over there on the 30th November. The Italian label will print Be'lakor's CDs in Europe with the same cover artwork. Prime Cuts Music will still be the band's main label, covering their album releases back home.
A word from the band: "We're thrilled to have reached this agreement with Kolony! Thanks to the great support that we have received from our fans in Europe! Hopefully soon we will be able to come across and play some shows for you."
Be'lakor have posted the following announcement in relation to their recent signing with Australian label Prime Cuts Music:
"We are really pleased to announce that we have signed with Prime Cuts Music.
With some of Australia's best metal bands already on its roster, and with huge recent contributions to our metal scene, Prime Cuts is a label with a strong reputation. Joining this label represents a significant step for Be'lakor."
Three days earlier the band posted the following short blog:
"Australian melodic death metallers Be'lakor have posted two new songs online. ''Venator'' and ''From Scythe To Sceptre'' can be heard at their MySpace page. Tracks are coming from the band's new upcoming album, entilted ''Stone's Reach'', which is scheduled for release on 20th June."
Australian melodic death metal band Be'lakor have announced that their upcoming second release will be entilted "Stone's Reach." "Stone's Reach", the follow-up to the 2007 debut "The Frail Tide", is due to be released in June 2009. The album clocks in at around 55 minutes.
The full track listing is as follows:
02. From Scythe To Sceptre
03. Outlive The Hand
04. Sun's Delusion
05. Held In Hollows
08. Countless Skies
The online release of some of the new songs from this album is due in late April.
UPDATE (thanks to 5933)
The cover art for Be'lakor's upcoming album "Stone's Reach" has been revealed here. Artwork was done by Sheri Tantawy at The Bodycage Media.
Be'lakor have released an official statement regarding the recent delays of the re-release of "The Frail Tide" and their position with Dutch Label Descent Productions:
"Due to unacceptable delays, we have decided to leave Descent Productions.
We have waited for the re-release of The Frail Tide for several months and unfortunately we now feel compelled to take matters into our own hands.
The Frail Tide will be re-pressed independently. It will not be released as a digipack, but rather, as a re-pressing in the original format. This will allow the many fans who don't yet have a copy to buy one. The Frail Tide will also be available worldwide, digitally, through iTunes and a host of other online digital stores. This will all happen within the next 2-3 weeks, and is thanks to Amphead/The Orchard.
Dutch label Descent Productions has issued the following statement:
We are very proud to announce that Be'lakor has joined the Descent Productions roster.
Be'lakor, a dark melodic metal band from Melbourne, has quickly come to be regarded as one of Australia's leading metal acts. In the year that has followed the independent release of their debut, The Frail Tide, the band's international reputation has grown rapidly. Reviewers in the metal press have universally praised the album, commenting on Be'lakor's masterful song writing and a remarkable feel for distinctive melodies and mood. Drawing influences from ancient mythology and the perpetual struggle between destruction and life, Be'lakor creates songs that take the listener on a compelling journey.