Finnish monster rockers Lordi have announced that they have "slammed into the studio with producer Nino Laurenne to record some killer new tunes", possibly for an upcoming album. If you forgot who Lordi is, they kind of "revolutionized" the Eurovision Song Contest by winning the whole thing in 2006 with their hit "Hard Rock Hallelujah".
Svartelder unleashes an audio trailer of their upcoming debut album, Pyres. You can discover the first sounds taken from the Norwegian black metallers upcoming release here, courtesy of their label Dusktone. Pyres is set for release in April of this year. Stay tuned.
As Ambassadors for this year's Record Store Day celebrating independent retail, Metallica will have a special exclusive CD release, Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, Metallica!, live at Le Bataclan, Paris, France - June 11th, 2003. They will be donating all profits to the victims of the attacks in Paris in 2015. For now, check out a sneak peek of the cover art below and a preview of the music with "Fade To Black."
Last week, Finnish melodic metallers Insomnium hinted that they were hitting the studio, possibly to start the recording for a new album. Insomnium can now reveal that they are on their last day of recording drums in SF Sound studio. So far, they haven't given the fans any specific details about what they are recording exactly, but it seems like we have to brace ourselves for some cold, shivering tunes.
Opeth are very pleased to announce two new headlining shows. On November 19th, they'll headline the highly prestigious SSE Wembley Arena, in London, UK! Moreover, Opeth will also headline New York's Radio City Music Hall on October 1st.
The follow-up to Deep Purple's NOW What?! latest album is being forged as we speak. Recently, the legendary band has updated fans from the studio about the recording process. According to them, they have thirteen new songs recorded so far, except for the vocals, to be recorded in April.
The melancholic melodic death metal band Insomnium has posted a small statement on their own Facebook page today, and it reads: "Alright, it seems that we've booked some studios..." It seems that they are going to record a new album soon in the near future or at least another new release.
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.