The following message was posted on Primal Fear's official website:
We've finalized all recordings now incl. the orchestra parts and Ralf recorded lead & backing vocals on his last full song 'The Curse Of Sharon' & 'Drenched In Blood' over the Easter weekend and today, we can reveal the title of the new Primal Fear album: NEW RELIGION
... and even more - here are the songtitles of the recorded tracks:
- New Religion
- Drenched In Blood
- The Curse Of Sharon
- Face The Emptiness
- Too Much Time
- Everytime It Rains
- Burning Bridges
- World On Fire
- The Man (I Don't Know)
- The Darkness
a. Fighting The Darkness
b. Darkness II
Taken from The Underground Video Television Newsletter:
Another live performance video of Lacuna Coil has been posted at Underground Video Television Website, here.
The footage was taken at The Palladium in Worcester MA last year during the band's tour with In Flames & The Sword and is for their track 'Fragments Of Faith' from their Century Media release "Karmacode".
Nocturnal Rites have posted the brand new song 'Never Again' at their MySpace page, here.
Furthermore, the band present the new video clip for 'Never Again' at YouTube, here or here.
The clip was directed by the band's drummer Owe Lingvall, who started his own video production company Village Road Films last year and already created clips for Wolf, Carnal Forge and Morgana Lefay.
Token from the official Seasons Of Mist Newsletter:
British Doom metallers Esoteric welcome new drummer Joe Fletcher to the band. After 18 months, the guys have finally found someone suitably talented and disturbed to join them. Esoteric look forward to working with him both live and in the studio.
Alongside this comes the news that the band is looking for a third guitarist following the recent departure of Steve Peters. Please not that Esoteric is based in the Birmingham area of the West Midlands, UK, and that experience and dedication are essential. You can contact the band through www.myspace.com/esotericuk or firstname.lastname@example.org
Esoteric have nearly completed writing and arranging their fifth album. So far there are over 100 minutes of material and the band hopes to enter the studio in the next month or two, so you can expect a possible double album for a late 2007 release.
Token from the official Season Of Mist Newsletter:
Season Of Mist are happy to welcome back Norwegian "schizo" metallers Atrox, and are proud to announce the upcoming release of the band's third album for the label, after "Contentum" (2000) and "Terrestrials" (2002). Here's the band's comment:
"After having journeyed through the blistering white silence for a long time, we climbed the high towers of the landscape. Only equipped with our binoculars, we sat there for days, weeks, months, even years passed by. Observing. Monitoring. Gently assembling the pieces. Suddenly, the perspective exceeded before us, enlightening us, sharing its secrets. We finally found the formula with all the ones and zeros in the right order. We could go higher, deeper, beyond the boundaries that we once had created and into a higher level of consciousness. Atrox have always been considered visionaries in the metal genre, and this will in no way change with the new album release. However, this time we have focused more on building stronger structures, spent years on finding the right recipe so that we could blend all components into the Atroxsphere, leaving us with a high-intensity acoustic and digital energy product.
In a shock development, Avantgarde metallers Arcturus have decided to disband after a highly successful tour of Australia.
Local tour promoters Just Say Rock Productions broke the news to patrons of the concerts via e-Mail, stating their reasons: "The band just thought that the time was right, the moment had come and that due to their tour of Australia being so successful they wanted to go out on top... their Australian tour was one of their greatest highlights and they rated their Melbourne show as one of their all time memorable all round events."
Bravewords.com reported that, in response to a question asked by Australian fan Vanessa at the band's MySpace page, Arcturus drummer Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg (Dimmu Borgir, Mayhem) responded with the following:
"Supervillian Outcast", the new album from the Norwegian Black Metal band Dødheimsgard, is available for streaming at this location. The album will be released on April 17th on Moonfog/The End Records.
Killswitch Engage are excited to announce that they'll be on the Warped Tour this summer.
Vans Warped Tour 2007 Killswitch Engage dates are as follows:
6/29 Pomona Fairgrounds Pomona, CA
6/30 Seaside Park Ventura, CA
7/01 Shoreline Amphitheater San Francisco, CA
7/03 Thunderbird Stadium at UBC Vancouver, BC
7/05 Race City Motorsport Park Calgary, AB
7/07 Utah State Fairgrounds Salt Lake City, UT
7/08 Invesco Field/Pepsi Center Denver, CO
7/11 Cricket Pavilion Phoneix, AZ
7/12 NMSU Practice Field Las Cruces, NM
7/13 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater San Antonio, TX
7/14 Smirnoff Dallas, TX
7/15 Reliant Center Houston, TX
7/18 HiFi Buys Amphitheater Atlanta, GA
7/19 Equestrian Center Jacksonville, FL
The following statement was posted by frontman Herr Morbid on Forgotten Tomb's official homepage:
"It looks like the german media (in particular: Legacy Magazine) are trying to boycott Forgotten Tomb without reserve. Not only they refused to interview the band and review "Negative Megalomania", but they refused to include the advertisement for our new album in their fucking magazines too. The nazi-paranoia going on in the german Metal scene is nothing new, but I think this time they're really going beyond any reasonable measure. Starting from the idea that ALL Black Metal bands are automatically Nazi and basing their paranoia on completely unreliable sources, these magazines are trying to boycott our band in every possible way. It seems like the band won't be able to play live-shows in Germany too, due to this fucking Anti-FT Propaganda.
To tie in with the release of its forthcoming album "Antichrist" (due on May 28 via Earache), U.K. Death Metal band Akercocke has launched a treasure hunt with a twist — The Antichrist Code. This is a unique digital phenomenon that asks fans to take part in a quest that is both challenging and confounding, with the reward of seeking a unique grand prize.
Avid Akercocke devotees will be guided around the depths of the Internet, through sites such as MySpace and YouTube with their skills of discovery put firmly to the test at every stage. By following clues and unearthing conclusions relating to AKERCOCKE, fans will take part in a rare pursuit that will present them face-to-face with a dazzling and satisfying result.
The following message was posted on Belphegor's official website:
"Belphegor needs a new drummer!...again! The last one didn't work out when it came to worldwide touring, so we're still looking for a talented drummer, for somebody with a professional attitude and focus to be in the band for real. If you think you have a shot, send us a detailed message and hit us up at: email@example.com
Helmuth comments: First off, please realize that it will have no effect at all on our activities, touring and otherwise. The core is solid and ready to kick some serious ass. Of course it's irritating to always have new drummers, but that allowed us to surpass ourselves every time, through the hiring of better musicians.
The following announcements were posted on Nile's official myspace by guitarist Karl Sanders:
"We are currently finishing the mixes on the new Nile album entitled "Ithyphallic", our first album for Nuclear Blast. So far we have been nothing but thrilled to work with the entire cast at NB, they have treated us exceptionally well and have given the band a ferocious and inspirational new lease on life. Dallas, George and I are convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that this new record contains our best material yet, and Neil Kernon is working overtime to ensure that every single blasphemous note is heard in all its primal savagery.
There are 9 songs and one short acoustic piece, 2 of which are epic length songs, yet overall a wide range of tempos, some doomy, exotic elements as well as some unbelievably fast and catchy Metal.