Mayan have recently released the second studio trailer for their upcoming album Antagonise. Those of you itching to hear what the progressive melodic death metal band has in store for us can check out both trailers below which, luckily, contain snippets of music from the album.
Icelandic metallers Sólstafir are finally working on new material. The follow-up to Svartir Sandar is shaping up because the band has entered the studio, Sundlaugin Studio, where the magic will happen. What are you hoping the new album will bring to the sound of the band?
Prog/power metallers Lanfear have good news to share. The successor to This Harmonic Consonance (2012) is one step closer as the band announced that they will start the recordings of their new album on January 17th, 2014. Lanfear have been focusing on writing new songs for the last few months.
A major fire in Hamburg, Germany has destroyed the Hammer Studios of Eike Freese, Kai Hansen and Dirk Schlächter. The studio has burnt to the ground, so have the rehearsal rooms of the Hamburg bands Gamma Ray, Dark Age, Brothers In Arms, ChainReAction, Black Hawk, A Million Miles, Sambódromo, Kamizaraky, The Golden Creek and Cate's Leila, of which many didn't have insurance for their equipment. Luckily, nobody was injured severely although some people suffered slight smoke poisoning and two people barely made it out of the burning building.
More good news for proggers today. The British band Threshold has returned to the studio to work on the follow-up to their most current album March Of Progress, which was released last year via Nuclear Blast. The band's forthcoming tenth studio album is tentatively scheduled for a 2014 release. Now you have something to look forward to next year.
Death metallers Job For A Cowboy are currently writing their fourth full-length album, and the follow-up to 2012's Demonocracy album. The band will be moving forward without long time drummer Jon "The Charn" Rice who decided to leave the band but apparently on good terms. With a new album scheduled to be recorded with Jason Suecof this winter, the band has enlisted the drumming talents of Danny Walker to fill in as the studio drummer. Walker is known for his work in Intronaut, as well as having performed with Exhumed, Jesu, Phobia, Murder Construct, and more.
Doomsters rejoice because Kypck are about to enter the studio tomorrow to begin recording album number three. After the debut Cherno and later Nizhe, the new yet untitled opus will be released in March 2014 via Ranka Kustannus. For now, all we know is that Hiili Hiilesmaa will be producing it.
After revealing their new album's artwork, U.K. black metallers Hecate Enthroned have recently shared the album tracklist. The follow-up to 2004's Redimus, entitled Virulent Rapture, is due on November 25th. The first in a series of video clips giving fans an insight into the recording processes of Virulent Rapture, along with the band members' personal thoughts on the making of the album, can now also be seen below.
Gothic doom metallers Helevorn have entered the Psychosomatic Studios in Mallorca to start the recording sessions of their third album, Compassion Forlorn. After the albums Fragments and Forthcoming Displeasures, the new album will be released in early 2014 and will comprise eight tracks. The artwork will be done by the artist Andreu Beltrán. More details should be revealed soon.
Dawn Of Azazel finally have good news for their fans: their new album is in the works to follow-up Relentless. The death metallers will start recording it in January next year and promise that the new material is their "most complex, violent, nasty and innovative" so far.
After a long silence, Greek black metallers Astarte will enter the studio to record their sixth full-length album Blackdemonium for a 2014 release. The new opus will contain "9 or 10 tracks of black/death metal music with some thrash influences," according to the band. The cover artwork will be designed by Maggot Meister and will be revealed later. This is the first new material from the group since Demonized (2007).
UK's own Architects are currently in Gothenburg at Studio Fredman crafting their brand new album. The band just signed to Epitaph Records and also signed deals with UNFD in Australia and New Damage Records in Canada. The follow-up to Daybreaker is penciled for a spring 2014 release. In other news, Architects will be embarking on a European headline tour in support of their new record. These seem exciting times for the band.
After last year's Clash Of The Gods album, heavy metallers Grave Digger have recently announced that they will return to the studio from January to March 2014, which means they are working on new material. In other news, Back On Black Records, which specialises in vinyl editions of classic metal albums, also confirmed that they will release five Grave Digger albums on deluxe vinyl on October 28th.
Progressive rock supergroup Transatlantic, featuring Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Roine Stolt and Pete Trewavas, has recently announced the release of their brand new fourth studio album Kaleidoscope on the 27th of January 2014. The tracklist for the forthcoming record can be found below as well as the groovy artwork. The album will feature five, potentially long and epic, songs. The successor to The Whirlwind is coming.