Bellfast, one of Japan's few Celtic folk metal bands, have started the pre-production work on a new album. The band broke the news by posting photos of frontman Koh Nishino and friends at work in the studio. It's been almost five years since the release of their full-length debut Insula Sacra in October 2010.
Gojira have entered the studio Silver Cord based in New York. Designed and owned by guitarist/vocalist Joe Duplantier of Gojira, the studio will serve as the band's headquarters for the next couple of months as they produce their 6th studio album. Their last effort, L'Enfant Sauvage, came out in 2012 already. Now it's time to work on the next offering.
Flotsam & Jetsam have recently confirmed that their first appearance on the island of Crete will be at the Chania Rock Festival in Chania, Crete, on Saturday July 18th, 2015. The thrashers will share the stage with confirmed acts Sabaton, Gus G., Bonfire, and much more. Also, the band has shared an update and some footage from the recording process of their new album.
Italians Rhapsody Of Fire have entered the studio to begin recording their next album which is expected to be out in early 2016. The symphonic power metallers released Dark Wings Of Steel almost two years ago and have been working on new material for their next offering. While there is still a long wait ahead, below you can watch drummer Alex Holzwarth at work recording drum parts at the Echoes Studios in Trieste for the new Rhapsody Of Fire studio album.
The Brazilian brutal death metal machine Krisiun have entered Mana Recording in Saint Petersburg, Florida to begin recording their new album. The production on the album is being handled by Erik Rutan, who has previously worked with such bands as Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Six Feet Under, Hate Eternal, and others. He also produced Krisiun's Conquerors Of Armageddon album back in 1999. The successor of The Great Execution should arrive this year.
Power metallers Wizard will reissue four studio albums in 2015, via Limb Music. You can get your hands on new editions of Bound By Metal (1999), Head Of The Deceiver (2001), Odin (2003) and Magic Circle (2005), which have been remastered by Markus Teske (Vanden Plas, Mob Rules, Symphony X), and will include bonus tracks. Moreover, the Odin and Magic Circle reissues will also include bonus video clips.
Danzig are back in the studio. The band has shared photos from an LA recording studio yesterday with guitarist Tommy Victor and drummer Johnny Kelly. They are laying down tracks for the upcoming Danzig record, tentatively scheduled for a late 2015 or early 2016 release. Things seem to be moving along after the recordings started last year.
Finnish death/doom horde Hooded Menace have good news! They are preparing to enter the studio to record their fourth full-length and first new record since 2012's Effigies Of Evil. The band will be entering Skyhammer Studio in the UK to record with Chris Fielding (Electric Wizard, Moss, Napalm Death, The Wounded Kings) while Brad Boatright (Yob, Vallenfyre, Beastmilk, Sleep) will be mastering the album at Audiosiege in the U.S. You can expect the album to drop in the latter half of 2015 via Relapse Records. Get ready!
Later this year, Amorphis will be heading out on tour with Nightwish and Arch Enemy but they have more tricks up their sleeve. In fact, you can expect the band's new album pretty soon, around September. The Finns started off the year by demoing new songs for their upcoming 12th studio album and will start pre-production this March in Helsinki with producer Jens Bogren. The album recordings will begin in April at Bogren's Fascination Street Studio in Stockholm. What will they bring to the table on their next album? We will have to wait and see.
Windhand are back at it after their massive Soma album. The Richmond doomsters have entered the studio with legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, High On Fire). The band is recording their anticipated third full-length album at Soundhouse Recording in Seattle, WA. The currently untitled album will see a fall release via Relapse Records and promises to be their most ambitious record to date. The album will contain nine songs including titles like "Two Urns", "Hyperion" and "Kingfisher".
Motörhead recently returned to the studio to begin work on their 22nd studio album. The heavy metal legendary band released their latest album in 2013, Aftershock, but the band also faced a tough time after cancelling shows due to health issues of frontman Lemmy Kilmister. All of that seems behind them now as they are currently recording in Los Angeles with their longtime producer Cameron Web. Check out below some of the pics from the recording process.
Progressive death metal masters Obscura have announced that they will enter Dreamsound Studios this April to begin recording drums for their anticipated new album and first full-length in over four years. The band will work once again with long time producer V. Santura (Cosmogenesis, Omnivium). The album will see a late 2015 release via Relapse Records and will be the first to feature new members drummer Sebastian Lanser and guitarist Tom "Fountainhead" Geldschläger.
New music from Kylesa is always a good thing, right? Well, if you are a fan, you will be pleased to know that the Savannah sludge metallers are currently in the studio working on new material. It seems like the follow-up to Ultraviolet (2013) is taking shape. So far, nothing else has been revealed about the album, but at least we know that they are recording it.
Good news for grindcore fans. Magrudergrind have joined the Relapse Records family. More importantly, the trio has entered the studio to record their highly anticipated first new material in over five years with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Torche) at God City Studios in Salem, MA. The full-length record will be mastered by Pig Destroyer's Scott Hull and artwork will be designed by Clint Nicolas. The opus will see a release later this year along with extensive touring from the band. Who's excited?
Tool guitarist Adam Jones has recently shared a video filmed by Motörhead's drummer Mikkey Dee. It appears that the two bands are working on new releases in the same recording facility in Los Angeles. Tool have confirmed that they are working on new material before but fans are still waiting for the follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days.