Epica have presented the first part of the in-studio documentary of The Holographic Principle. The documentary gives a behind the scenes look at the recording process of the band's seventh studio album that will be released on the 30th of September 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.
Tech death metallers Archspire are heading to Denver next month to record their 3rd album with producer Dave Otero. 2014's The Lucid Collective is finally getting a successor. Stay tuned for more details about it.
With a brand new label usually comes a new album too! Warbringer have found a new label home. The thrashers signed a new worldwide record deal with Napalm Records and will release their new album on the label. The band is currently in the studio recording their upcoming opus. The new album will be released in early 2017.
While last year Firewind announced their new singer Henning Basse, they didn't mention that a new album was in the works. Well, now it's official. The follow-up to Few Against Many (2012) is finally coming and in fact, the band just entered the studio for the recording of their new 8th album. Furthermore, the power metallers announced rescheduled tour dates for Europe.
The Bonding is finally getting a follow-up! Symphonic metallers Edenbridge just announced their new album. Moreover, they will enter the studio in June to record their 9th full length album, titled The Great Momentum. The record will be released by Steamhammer/SPV in February 2017.
On the eve of their 10 year anniversary, Swedish hard rock band Horisont have announced the next chapter of their career by putting pen to paper and confirming a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. After releasing their fourth full length album entitled Odyssey in late 2015, Horisont are busy writing its follow up and plan to enter the studio this summer and unleash another album.
Earlier this year, HammerFalljoined the Napalm Records family for their upcoming, 10th studio album. it's been almost 20 years since they recorded their debut, Glory To The Brave. Well, the good news is that the power metallers are currently in the studio forging new material. In fact, according to their latest studio update, they have been recording clean/acoustic guitars for the record to be released on November 4th, 2016.
Grave Digger's last collection of all-new material, Return Of The Reaper, was released in July 2014 via Napalm Records. Their latest release, however, was Exhumation - The Early Years, a special 35th anniversary album containing re-recorded versions of the band's classics. Now it's time to release new material. The heavy metal band has announced that they are entering the studio in June to begin recording their new album for an early 2017 release.
Spanish black metal band Noctem is entering the Firework Studios in Valencia, Spain today to start recording their 4th album! The quintet has been touring Europe for the last two years gaining experience and we can expect a dark album. How will the follow-up to 2014 Exilium sound? We will have to wait a bit longer before we can tell. The release date is expected around September.
Doomsters Electric Wizard are currently forging a new album. The band is working on their ninth studio album, with delivery expected in time for a Halloween 2016 release on Spinefarm Records. This is all the information available, for now. The whereabouts of the band and the recording/mixing details are not currently known.
When bands sign deals with new labels, it usually means new releases are coming. That is also the case for The Agonist as they are preparing a new album to follow Eye Of Providence. However, it will be released worldwide under Napalm Records, their new label. They are currently in the studio recording the new album with producer Mike Plotnikoff (Otep, Like A Storm, Escape The Fate, Halestorm, Drowning Pool, Fear Factory, Flyleaf, and more).
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.