Epica have presented the second part of the studio documentary of The Quantum Enigma, which gives you another opportunity to hear bits of new music from the album. The Dutch band warns that this video contains a lot of new music. If you are curious, just watch the video below and tell us what you think.
Beneath the burden of their fans' anticipation with regards to the new vocalist, Barren Earth plans to enter the studio in March to partially record the follow-up to their 2012 release, The Devil's Resolve. Due to keyboardist Kasper Mårtenson's schedule conflicts, they will return to the studio to finish off the album later in the year. Jón Aldará, who stepped in for renowned Swallow The Sun frontman Mikko Kotamäki, hails from Faroe Islands doom metal band Hamferð. You can read up on the subject over here and here.
Last time we heard of Nachtmystium, its mastermind Blake Judd announced the end of the band and the release of a final album called The World We Left Behind. Nachtmystium are returning to Belle City Sound today to put the finishing touches on the band's farewell album. The album will be released via Century Media Records worldwide in late spring/early summer 2014. An exact release date will be announced when it is confirmed.
Epica have presented the first part of the studio documentary of The Quantum Enigma. The documentary gives a behind the scenes look at the recording process of the band's sixth studio album that will be released in May through Nuclear Blast. It also previews the first music from the upcoming album. Don't miss out on the chance to listen to the first new material below.
If you have been eagerly awaiting the new Ophis album, rejoice because the German death/doom metallers will enter the studio today. Their third album will be called Abhorrence In Opulence and the tentative release date is set for autumn. If you want to check out one of the new songs, watch the video available below.
Tesseract have presented the first part of their latest album Altered State in a version live in the studio. It follows a tradition the band already started on their debut album One. The band performed the entire "Of Matter" movement at Sphere Studios. Watch their 14-minute performance right here.
At the request of many fans, the Swedes HammerFall replied with a statement, regarding the progress of their new upcoming release. The band will enter the studio next week on Monday, where they will begin with the new album recordings once again with producer Fredrik Nordström. As already stated in previous news, the album cover art will be done by Andreas Marschall. The yet-untitled album will see the light on August 29th, 2014.
Novembers Doom are hard at work on the follow-up to 2011's Aphotic and have just released an album update. The band is currently in the studio recording their ninth opus, to be called Bled White, at Belle City Sound. If you are curious about the new material, below you find the first installment of the Novembers Doom studio sessions video blog for Bled White. Check it out.
Good news arrive from death metallers Incantation. After releasing Vanquish In Vengeance in 2012, the band's new album is in the works and they are currently in the studio recording new material. So, you can expect new music from the band even if no details are available at this point.
This should be a treat for Joe Satriani fans. For the first time, all of Joe's albums will be compiled in the new Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, a 15 CD library box set due out on April 22nd via Legacy Recordings. All recordings are brand-new digital masters, overseen by Joe, with each CD packaged in a replica cardboard jacket. Joe's autobiography Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir is also due to come out this April.
Several musicians joined forces to pay tribute to Ronnie James Dio with covers of his greatest songs from Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and Dio. This tribute will feature newly recorded tracks from Anthrax, Halestorm, Rob Halford, Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Corey Taylor, and Tenacious D, among others, to benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.
The follow-up to Formshifter is taking shape. The tech death metallers Allegaeon have entered the studio and once again returned to Flatline Audio with producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage). This is the third time the band has worked with Otero, who previously worked with the band for their self-titled EP, and their Metal Blade debut, Fragments Of Form And Function. New music and art will be made available as they are finalized, and fans can keep up with the band's updates from the studio on their Facebook page.
Legendary hard rockers Skid Row just entered the studio to record their upcoming EP, United World Rebellion - Chapter Two. The first chapter, United World Rebellion - Chapter One, was released back in 2013 and contained 5 tracks plus 2 bonuses.
California hard rockers Tesla will enter the studio on Monday, February 3rd to record eight or nine new songs, to be included on the band's forthcoming album. Right now, the band is going through each song, working on all the details of the parts, including the tempos. The rehearsals for the new album are underway. Stay tuned for more details.
Swedish metallers Sonic Syndicate have entered Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden. The band's new effort is set to be released in the summer of 2014 via Nuclear Blast and is being recorded and produced together with renowned producer Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Mustasch).