Insomnium will be the special guests and accompany Ensiferum on their European tour next year. Ensiferum's European tour will then be an all-Finnish affair as Omnium Gatherum have also joined the bill. The trek will stop by Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, France, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark and more countries.
Igorrr said earlier this year that he was working on several new releases, including an EP in collaboration with Ruby My Dear. Well, now Gautier "Igorrr" Serre has spilled the beans and revealed everything about it. First of all, it will be called Maigre (French for "thin") and will contain 5 tracks to be released on December 15th via Ad Noiseam. You can whet your appetite by listening to excerpts of the tracks here.
Hang on to your hat! Sorry for the double Arch Enemy news today but the band just announced that guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) will be joining their ranks for their upcoming European tour which kicks off on November 26th, as well as all future tours in 2015. What? Yes, it's happening apparently. The band didn't really reveal what happened with Nick Cordle and why he left.
Post-metallers Last Minute To Jaffna have joined the Argonauta Records roster. Born in Torino (Italy) in 2005, the band released their first EP in 2006. With their 2008 debut album Volume I, they marked a better refinement of their own music style, also touring intensively throughout Europe, even opening for Isis at Torino's main independent festival. Now, the new album Volume II is set to be released in the beginning of 2015. It was recorded and mixed by Lorenzo Stecconi (Ufomammut) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Yob, Corrections House, Minsk).
Good news for Rob Zombie fans. Rob Zombie is in the studio finishing up a new album to follow Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, released last year. The work is happening where he recorded the White Zombie album Astro Creep: 2000 - Songs Of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head in 1994. The new album is expected to drop in 2015.
US doom metal legends Pentagram are set to release their extensive double-disc DVD collection, titled All Your Sins, via Peaceville Records. Featuring over 6 hours of numerous electrifying concerts spanning three decades - all straight from the band's collection - All Your Sins is due for release in February 2015. Take a look at the cover below.
On December 9th, heavy metallers Lynch Mob will release a new album called Sun Red Sun via Rat Pak Records, their first in five years. The album was written and recorded by the same lineup as the Sound Mountain Sessions EP. Now you can hear below the band's cover of the Bad Company song "Burnin' Sky". Do you like it?
You probably already know that Old Man Gloom have trolled us all by providing a fake album to the reviewers around the world which consequently leads to leaked versions of the album on the Internet. Right after that the band has stated that The Ape Of God is actually two new separate albums, with the same title but with different tracklists. That's an unconventional method of promotion right there!
It seems like Old Man Gloom trolled us all. It turns out The Ape Of God is two different albums. Confused? The Ape Of God is actually two new albums with the same album title but each a different album with their own tracklist. They are to be treated as two separate albums. Both albums are their own entities. The confusing part is that they recorded a fake version of the album for the press. Well, that's commitment! If you have the promotional version, you might end up with three different albums in the end. This should bring some publicity to the record.
Recently, the Dutch symphonic group Within Temptation announced their new DVD/Blu-ray/2CD, Let Us Burn - Elements & Hydra Live In Concert, set for release on November 14th. The band is now lifting the veil a little bit more and shares the "Covered By Roses" performance clip, which was recorded live at the Heineken Music Hall in May 2014. The video showcases a mix of both shows: their 2012, 15th birthday Elements concert and the final night of the Hydra European arena tour at Amsterdam's Heineken Music Hall in May 2014.
In This Moment have been very generous lately and shared two new songs from their new record Black Widow. One of them is called "Sex Metal Barbie" and the other tune is "Bloody Creature Poster Girl". As of now, you can listen to both songs through the YouTube player below. Do you like what you heard so far of the new album?
Birmingham grindcore titans Napalm Death have announced that their guitarist Mitch Harris will skip the band's upcoming shows due to "illness within his family". Understandably, Mitch Harris will not be performing with the band in the near future and the group will bring in guitarists to replace him. However, they haven't revealed their identities yet. Napalm Death are about to release a new album Apex Predator - Easy Meat and will tour in North America with Voivod next year around the time of the album release.
Here is a special and mysterious new project featuring Arjen Lucassen, Anneke Van Giersbergen, Floor Jansen, Simone Simons, among others. Countermove is the name of the project and the first trailer has been released through their Facebook page. The only thing we know so far is that it is for a good cause. So, maybe a single for charity? More info should be released soon.
The American group SOiL just announced on their Facebook page that their frontman Ryan McCombs (ex-Drowning Pool) is currently in the hospital recovering from a stroke. They wish him a speedy recovery. Thankfully, it was caught early and didn't happen while they were on the road with limited access to things. Ryan has also posted an update and he is doing better.
Metallica is seeking help from their fans while preparing remastered, deluxe editions of their first two classic albums, 1983's Kill 'Em All and 1984's Ride The Lightning, which they hope to put out in 2015. Anyone who has photos of the group and memorabilia or audio of concerts Metallica played around that time is being asked to submit them for possible inclusion in the reissues.