Portuguese gothic doom metal band A Dream Of Poe will release their debut full-length, The Mirror Of Deliverance, on February 25th through ARX Productions.
The Mirror Of Deliverance was recorded between January and December 2010. A Dream Of Poe mainman Miguel Santos added: "All instruments were recorded by me, the vocals were recorded by João Melo and lyrics written by Paulo Pacheco. In the making of this album I had help from several guest musicians, they were Nelson Félix and Paulo Bettencourt on solos and António Neves and Paulo Pacheco on additional vocals."
The track "Lady Of Shalott" is available for streaming online over at MySpace, together with 30-second clips of all other songs appearing on the album.
"The Big Bad Wolf", a brand-new track from US death metal band Macabre, has been made available for streaming, exclusively at Noisecreep.
"The Big Bad Wolf" comes off the band's upcoming new album Grim Scary Tales - a concept album about the world's most infamous serial killers and mass murderers - which will be released in Europe on January 31st through Hammerheart Records and in North America on February 8th through Willowtip Records.
Deathcore demigods All Shall Perish are currently nearing completion of their fourth album, and follow-up to their 2008 release Awaken The Dreamers.
Guitarist Ben Orum had the following to say about the bands new material: "Guitars, bass and drums are complete for the new All Shall Perish record. This week we wrap up vocals and then mixing begins with Zach Ohren! I have never been this excited about a release. This is going to be All Shall Perish's finest hour."
Check out the video of Ben Orum playing his 8 string Ibanez guitar along to some pre-production of the new album below.
"It is safe to say this will be one of the most aggressive, epic, groovy records we have ever written," commented the band recently about the new material.
Warmen - the band led by Children Of Bodom keyboard player Janne Wirman - has started putting together new material for the follow-up for the band's critically acclaimed 2009's studio effort Japanese Hospitality.
The band hopes to find time to work intensively on the album in 2011 despite Children Of Bodom's hectic touring schedule. Warmen is looking to have their fifth album completed by the end of the year for an early 2012 release.
Henrik Ostergaard - lead singer for San Francisco-based hard-rockers Dirty Looks, and current FnA Recording Artist - passed away this morning, Thursday January 27th, 2011 at 9:18 am. The cause of death at this time is unknown and the results of an autopsy are pending.
Ostergaard, who was of Danish descent, lived in Erie, Pennsylvania. In 1985, Henrik started the band Dirty Looks. Three independent albums and an EP would soon follow, which led to Dirty Looks getting signed by Atlantic Records. Later in Henrik's career, he would be signed to Sony Records and most recently FnA Records where he released a new album, I.C.U., in 2010. Ostergaard is survived by his 2 children.
The rock world will sadly mourn the loss of this 80's hard rocker.
Textures have started recording their fourth album at Split Second Sound studios in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
This will be the first record with new vocalist Daniel de Jongh (ex-Cilice) and new keyboard player Uri Dijk. The album will be produced by Textures' guitar player Jochem Jacobs, who also was responsible for the production of Textures' previous albums.
Jochem had the following to say about the recordings of the album: "It's all really exciting! This album is really going to express where and what we are these days... and that's a good thing. We've been through a lot lately, especially the last year. Now with some new air and fresh ideas, we finally reached the point that we are actually quite confident in the new material.
Legendary Philadelphia death metal squadron Goreaphobia are currently putting the finishing touches on their long-anticipated new full-length, fittingly titled Apocalyptic Necromancy.
Following 2009's Mortal Repulsion, the 12-track long player was recorded, mixed and mastered by drummer Jim Roe and features new guitarist VJS (Kult Ov Azazel, Crimson Moon, Demoncy).
Comments guitarist Alex Bouks (also in Incantation): "All of us in the Goreaphobia camp are real excited about finishing the new record. The new tunes will once again contain 1000% occult metal nihilism! The only way I can describe our new endeavor is that's it's very diverse and takes us back to the band's roots.
"Hate Is My Fuel", a brand-new track from Teutonic thrashers Destruction, has been made available for streaming over at MySpace.
Another new track, called "The Price" is also still streaming at the same location.
"Hate Is My Fuel" and "The Price" come off the band's upcoming new album Day Of Reckoning, which will be released on February 18th through Nuclear Blast. More album details were previously reported over here.
Okay, NOW we have a legit reason to go picket all upcoming Ozzy Osbourne concerts.
Just when you thought you heard it all, the Prince of Darkness has decided to star in a Best Buy commercial that will air during the Super Bowl... with at his side teen heartthrob and beloved internet hate figure Justin Bieber.
Best Buy - the largest home electronics chain in the USA - marketing chief Drew Panayiotou said that Justin Bieber "symbolically represents something important to the brand message." Executives won't discuss details of the 30-second spot featuring stars from two very different generations. The ad, to air in the game's third quarter, was filmed earlier this month at Universal Studios.
Newly reformed NWOBHM act Stampede have announced details of the release of their new album A Sudden Impulse - the long awaited follow up to their classic 1983 debut studio album Hurricane Town. Three samples are available for streaming at MySpace.
Finding a happy and welcoming new home with Rock Candy Record's spin-off front line label Grind That Axe Records, the band are finally excited to be able to reveal full track listing and artwork for the new album, which is due for release on April 18th.
Lead singer Reuben Archer comments: "Personally I am really excited about the new album and our association with Rock Candy. It's great to feel part of something that's happening and more than anything we can't wait to get out there and play live!"