Swedish metallers Twilight Force have just announced that they have joined forces with metal powerhouse Nuclear Blast in the form of a record deal. In the wake of their successful first release, Tales Of Ancient Prophecies, the symphonic power metallers have returned to the studio to craft their second opus, set to hit stores in September.
Almost precisely 20 years after the Swedish black metallers Dark Funeral released their debut and landmark album, The Secrets of The Black Arts, and six years after the release of their last full-length studio album, the group is finally entering the studio again to create another blasphemous output.
New Orleans sludge metal veterans Crowbar will enter OCD Recording and Production studio in Louisiana with engineer/producer Duane Simoneaux on February 17th to begin recording the follow-up to 2014's Symmetry In Black album. A summer release is expected for their new output.
Sad news arrive today. Former Rainbow and Dio bassist, and more recently in Last In Line, Jimmy Bain has passed away at the age of 68. He was gearing up for the launch of Last In Line's debut album later this month, and the band were taking part in Def Leppard's cruising festival in the Caribbean. Currently, the exact circumstances of his death are unknown.
Finally some news regarding symphonic gothic metallers Theatres Des Vampires. The band has been very quiet in recent years. In fact, their last album Moonlight Waltz came out in 2011. However, they have been working on a new album recently to follow that. The band is currently in the studio, working on their 10th studio album, set to be released in 2016. They also signed with Alpha Omega Management. More details about it and the schedule of a new tour will be announced soon!
The Swedes Pain Of Salvation are hard at work forging their new album. These are exciting times for the progressive band as they are holed up in the studio recording "heavy" and "complex" new songs. They are at Dugout Studios working with producer Daniel Bergstrand. Also, mainman and the only original member still in the group, Daniel Gildenlöw, also revealed that they are aiming for two releases this year.
It seems like Asphyx are moving along in the songwriting process for their new album. The death metallers have been working on the follow-up to the crushing Deathhammer and continue working on new material. In fact, next month they will begin the year by finishing composing and arranging the new songs and will then hit the studio to start the recordings.
The American post-metal behemoth Neurosis have revealed they are set to enter Electrical Audio Studio again with Steve Albini on December 27th to record a brand-new album and follow-up to 2012's Honor Found In Decay.
After signing with Nuclear Blast Entertainment last year, Nails are progressing in terms of their new album. In fact, the Southern California-based outfit will begin recording their third full-length album, entitled You Will Never Be One Of Us, on December 27th with Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Vallenfyre, Misery Index, Today Is The Day). The other good news is that the new record is tentatively scheduled for release sometime in the first quarter of 2016.
In Mourning fans have waited a while to hear new updates regarding the new album the band has been working on. Today we finally have news about the next chapter of the band. Sweden's melodic death/progressive metal masters are currently in the studio working hard on the successor to their 2012 much-lauded offering, The Weight Of Oceans. After the release of that album, the band parted ways with founding drummer Christian Netzell in 2014 to later be joined by former Katatonia drummer Daniel Liljekvist.
We have great news for the fans of Jag Panzer! After quitting back in 2011 following The Scourge Of The Light and returning in 2014, the U.S. metallers announced earlier this year that they were recording a new song with original vocalist Harry Conklin. However, that will turn into a new album. In fact, the band will hit the studio in May 2016 for their new studio album entitled The Deviant Chord via SPV Records.
Portuguese heavy metalers Attick Demons are back in the studio and recording new songs. While we don't know if they are recording a new album or possibly an EP, they are working on some new material. We will keep you posted on the follow-up to Atlantis which for now has the title of Let's Raise Hell.
Guess who's ready to record some new music! Swedish gothic doom legends Katatonia just announced that the writing process of the new album is almost finished, demos have been recorded and they are ready to hit the studio in December. Finally, the news that fans were waiting to hear and Dead End Kings will soon have a follow-up.
Good news for fans of the German thrash metal veterans Exumer! The group will enter a studio in Dortmund, Germany on October 19th to begin recording the follow-up to their 2012 album Fire & Damnation for an early 2016 release. The band will once again work with producer Waldemar Sorychta (Sodom, Moonspell, Grip Inc., Tiamat). Exumer's new album is set to be released via Metal Blade Records in early 2016, and marks the 4th output in the band's 30 year history. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
After recruiting two new guitarists, German gothic metallers Crematory have entered the Kohlekeller-Studios in September, to record their new studio album Monument, which will be released through Steamhammer/SPV, for their 25th anniversary, in the spring of 2016. This album will follow Antiserum and the group promises a return to their roots.