"The Bringer Of War", a brand new song from US metallers The Gates Of Slumber, is available for streaming at DecibelMagazine.com.
"The Bringer Of War" comes off the band's forthcoming album, "Hymns Of Blood & Thunder", which is scheduled for release on September 13 via Rise Above Records.
"Hymns Of Blood & Thunder" cover art] tracklist:
01. Chaos Calling
02. Death Dealer
03. Beneath The Eyes Of Mars
04. The Doom Of Aceldama
05. Age Of Sorrow
06. The Bringer Of War
07. Descent Into Madness
08. Iron Hammer
09. The Mist In The Mourning
10. Blood And Thunder
GameDaily.com has revealed the complete tracklisting for the Brütal Legend video game, which will be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, on October 13 in North America and on October 16 in Europe.
"This soundtrack took years to put together as we wanted to represent every genre of Metal, and also have the perfect music for every epic moment in the game," says Tim Schafer, President of Double Fine Productions development studio. "It's designed to be loved by Metal fans, and for those who are not, it will either convert them or make their heads explode... or both."
"What can I say?," Emily Ridgeway Brütal Legend's music director adds. "It's metal. It's the best. It'll kick your f***ing teeth in."
Swedish metallers Slumber have posted online a "laptop version" of a new song, "Atoma", on their MySpace page.
The song comes off the band's forthcoming album, "Resonance", which will be released next year. The band will record "Resonance" between October 5 and November 15 at Panic Room Studios in Skara.
The band adds: "It pains some musicians to show their work in such a premature stage. This song is a laptop version of a track appearing on upcoming album "Resonance". However, the urge to share our work overshadows its bad shape and sound. This naked version of the song "Atoma" is without the heavy atmospheres of synth, vocals and proper drums. When recorded it will spark and shine like Titanic. Let the journey of "Atoma" take you elsewhere meanwhile. Enjoy."
San Francisco Metal quartet Skinlab are giving fans a taste of their new album, "The Scars Between Us" for 72 hours starting on August 12th, the album will be streaming in its entirety on the bands official MySpace page.
Due to MySpace restrictions the first 10 songs will be posted and Skinlab will be rotating in the 11th song on the album, half way through the 72 hour preview of the album.
Produced by Juan Urteaga and Skinlab guitarist Snake at Trident Studios, "The Scars Between Us" is the band's Stand and Deliver Records debut. The album will be hitting stores in the USA and Canada on September 15th, with Worldwide release dates to follow.
Bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel commented: "Were a little less then a month away from the release of "The Scars Between Us", and we are super stoked to stream the whole album. We are really proud of this album and wanted to give our fans a preview of what Skinlab is about is 2009!"
Swedish metallers Marionette have posted online two new songs, "The Swine" and "Through Veils", on their MySpace page.
The two songs come off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Enemies", which is scheduled for release on October via Listenable Records.
The band adds: "Today you get your first taste of "Enemies"; we have posted "The Swine" and "Through Veils" on our MySpace page. The songs represent the new album in a good way we think: one of them is a more heavy song while the other one is more catchy. Either way, these songs take what we did on Spite to a new level. We hope you will love these songs as much as we do.
Swedish metallers Naglfar have issued the short following update on their MySpace blog:
"Just a quick note to let you all know that Naglfar is currently working on the followup to "Harvest". In a not too distant future, the recordings will begin and further information will then be released.
For now our MySpace page is the only source of official information."
Finnish metallers Stam1na have issued the short following update on their MySpace blog:
"Stam1na is now five member band as keyboard player Emil Lähteenmäki was confirmed as an official band member in Jurassic Rock last friday. Emil has played all the keyboard parts for Stam1na's records and has been playing live with Stam1na since 2007."
Dear ticket-holder, booking agent, journalist, sponsor contact, music-fan and others associated with the festival,
We regretfully announce that ProgPower Scandinavia 2009 has been cancelled!
For almost a year we have been working hard on making this festival a reality and we believe that our labour has been fruitful in meeting all aspects required of a successful festival.
We have booked a more than solid roster with Pretty Maids and Candlemass as headliners; along with names such as Mercenary, Freak Kitchen, Manticora and Textures on the bill. All of these bands have established popularity in Denmark and should easily attract the Danish metal audience to our festival.
We have confirmed sponsorship/endorsement deals with a.o. Marshall, Musikpartner, Jack Daniels, Jägermeister, Cult Energy Drinks, Carlsberg and Coca Cola. We've have media support in the form of Metalized Magazine and Denmark's largest newspaper BT. We have had the collected Danish internet based metal media supporting us with banner advertisement, etc. And we've also had a lot of international promotion on metal sites in France, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, USA, Germany and Sweden.
UK metallers My Dying Bride have issued the short following update on their official website:
"My Dying Bride have been busy in the Future Works studio, recording material for a new EP release, titled "Bring Me Victory". Two covers, one of the traditional "Scarborough Fair" and a cover of "Failure" by the Swans, will be part of this new EP. A new video has been completed as well to support the release.
An October release date has been pencilled in but this may be put back a little depending on how the last days of recording go!
Lifeforce is proud to announce the signing of Dubai's premier Death Metal act Nervecell!
Nervecell's Lifeforce debut will be the release of the band's album "Preaching Venom" outside the Middle East on October 26th in Europe (North America - tba).
"After months of discussions, negotiations and debates on seeking a secure label for our latest album "Preaching Venom", and the future of Nervecell during these difficult times in the record industry, the long awaited chase has indeed come to an end. We are extremely proud to announce that Nervecell has now officially signed to Lifeforce Records and to say that we are thrilled about it is the understatement of the year!" comments guitarist Barney Ribeiro.
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce inking a deal with LA underground black metal act, Lightning Swords Of Death. The band is seven years of the making and has been praised by the likes of Decibel, SOD Magazine, PIT Magazine and Metal Maniacs for their unrelenting and irrefutably vicious sound. Those who were privy to the band's 2007 release, "The Golden Plague", are already aware of the band's prowess. Their second release took the form of a split CD with comrades Valdur, which was only available for a limited time at performances during the country wide 2008 Blodhevn tour. Metal Maniacs called LSOD's part a "heavy, bestial and brutal assault bringing to mind a young and hungry Thornspawn." The split continues to infect all who experience its unyielding expression of true chaos, but it's only a precursor of the grand and terrible horror that is looming in the future like a headsman's shadow...
"Beg For It" and "Into Debauchery," the new videos from Swedish sleaze rockers Hardcore Superstar, can be viewed below. The songs are taken from the band's new album "Beg For It" which was released on June 5, 2009 (Europe) and will be released on August 25, 2009 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.
"Beg For It" cover art] tracklist:
01. This Worm's For Ennio
02. Beg For It
03. Into Debauchery
04. Shades Of Grey
05. Nervous Breakdown
06. Hope For A Normal Life
07. Bad Behaviour
08. Remove My Brain
09. Spit It Out
10. Illegal Fun
11. Take Them All Out
12. Innocent Boy
13. Welcome To Your Own Death (U.S. Bonus Track)
14. When I Glow (U.S. Bonus Track)
Devils Of Rome, the new Minneapolis, Minnesota-based band featuring members of Black Flood Diesel, have posted two songs —"Real Life" and "Human Nature" — on the group's official MySpace page. The two songs are also available for free download via the group's website.
Formed last year, the group says, "We have been working on about eighteen songs and we are very excited to get this new music out. It gives us a chance to reconnect with fans of Black Flood Diesel and show them what we have been developing with this new entity, Devils Of Rome."
Devils Of Rome will be making their live debut in Minneapolis soon and will be giving away 100 CDs of the 2 song sampler for the first attendees of Black Flood Diesel's show at the Cabooze in Minneapolis on Friday, August 7th.
The Northern German Melodic Metal force Mob Rules signed a contract with AFM in late July. The new, sixth album "Radical Peace" will be released in November, prior to this the single "Astral Hand" will be unleashed in October.
"We are happy that we signed with the label of our first choice", states the band. "The well-known professional work of the company and their high-class artist-roster go well with us and our musical direction."
AFM are happy with the signing, too: "With Mob Rules we welcome one of the best and most consistent German Melodic/Power Metal bands. We are convinced that we can support the band on their further way up. Furthermore we can announce one of the Metal highlight of 2009 in "Radical Peace", the band´s heaviest and most diverse album so far. Expect some spectacular surprises!"
A teaser to "Nachtreisen", Dornenreich's first ever DVD is now online.
After a long production period, Dornenreich's first DVD "Nachtreisen" ("Nocturnal Journeys") will finally be available on Sepember 28, 2009. The DVD's main content is made up of two concert recordings that represent both sides of Dornenreich: live at Summer Breeze 2007 (metal gig) and live at Wave Gotik Treffen 2007 (acoustic performance). The two additional clips "Dornenreich live 2000 - 2002" and "Recording 'Her von welken Nächten'" as well as photo galleries with many unreleased pictures will give you exciting glimpses into Dornenreich 's history. The DVD has a total length of ca. 115 minutes.