Doom metallers My Dying Bride are back in the studio to record their 12th full studio album at Academy Studios in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire while the mix and some final edits will take place at Futureworks in Manchester. So, the successor of A Map Of All Our Failures is being conjured up as we speak. The new album is also the first since former guitarist Calvin Robertshaw came back to the band. What are your expectations for the band's next album?
The Silverblack have just released an extensive preview of their forthcoming debut album, and the trailer can be seen here below. This band is a brand new industrial metal project formed by vocalist Claudio Ravinale (known for being the voice of Disarmonia Mundi, The Stranded and 5 Star Grave), the multi-instrumentalist and producer Alessio Nero Argento and multi-instrumentalist Zombie Sam.
After returning from a hiatus two years ago, brutal death metal machine Skinless is now in the studio to record their long awaited new album. This will be their first new album in over eight years and follow-up to Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead. The album is planned for a Spring 2015 release via Relapse Records with tentative song titles including "Serpenticide", "Skinless", and "The Beast Smells Blood".
Marduk fans have something to be excited about! While you had to wait a few years for the follow-up to Serpent Sermon, the good news is that the Swedish black metal band is working on their next album. Marduk are in the studio at the moment to record their new album called Frontschwein which is planned to be released in January 2015 through Century Media Records. And that is all we know so far but you can mark your calendars and start anticipating it.
It's a sad day for Gwydion fans. The Portuguese folk metallers have decided to "take an indefinite leave of absence." Their last album Veteran, which was nominated for Best Folk / Pagan / Viking Metal Album on Metal Storm Awards 2013, could well be their swansong. The band started back in 1995 and released three albums in total. They could disband in the future but for now, it's just a break.
Cradle Of Filth, who are about to head off to the wilds of Russia for an extensive tour crusade throughout October (see dates below), confirm November 24th as the date they will be entering the studio to start recording their new album, with a release date tentatively etched for the beginning of June 2015, and raw working title of Hammer Of The Witches.
British heavy metal veterans Tank are currently writing and rehearsing material for the follow-up to their 2012 album, War Nation. The band is scheduled to enter the studio in November to begin recording the new record for a tentative early February release. Joining guitarists Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on the new album will be former DragonForce frontman ZP Theart, who has been a member of Tank's touring lineup for the past two years. And also new recruits Bobby Schottkowski, formerly of Sodom, on drums, and current Blind Guardian member Barend Courbois on bass.
Earlier this year, Enslaved began working on their next album after they released RIITIIR back in 2012. The thirteenth studio installment by the Norway's progressive extreme metallers is now underway as the recording process has started. What do you expect from the new album?
Aruto, the drummer of all-woman power metallers Aldious, has announced she'll be retiring from all musical activity this November. In a statement on the band's website, she explains that her forthcoming marriage will see her move away from Tokyo, where Aldious are currently based, and has therefore decided to withdraw from the band so as not to disrupt their activities.
After Ensiferum also announced they are hitting the studio, now it's Korpiklaani's turn. The Finnish folk metal band is working on their new album at Petrax studio in Hollola. This new album will also feature new accordion player Sami Perttula. While the details about Manala's follow-up are still under wraps, the band has shared pictures from the studio.
The thrash legends Slayer are back in the studio to record the 11th album of their career. World Painted Blood, their latest output, came out already five years ago. Tentatively set for release in early 2015, this new record will be the first since guitarist Jeff Hanneman's passing and since drummer Paul Bostaph rejoined after Dave Lombardo was kicked off the band. The band has shared some pictures from the studio sessions. Check them out!
Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum are hitting the studio next month to record their upcoming album that follows Unsung Heroes. With pre-production out of the way, the band is prepared to begin recording. Work will begin on September 8th at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta, Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. Fans can expect to hear new music at the beginning of January 2015.
Aeon Zen are about to release their upcoming album Ephemera on September 1st (Europe) and September 2nd (North America). Recently, the band shared the first part of their new audio book based on the album, created by the band. Check it out below where you also find the video for the track "Unite". Enjoy!
If you enjoyed Wolfheart's debut album Winterborn last year, you will be pleased to know that the group's second album is in the works. In fact, mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen just released a video update where he discusses the festival season and confirms that they are in the studio recording their next album. If you want to hear a snippet of a new song, check out the video here and get ready for some more music from Wolfheart!