Graveworm will enter the Dreamsound Studio in Munich at the beginning of July to record the successor of 2009's Diabolical Figures.
The album will be entitled Fragments Of Death and will be released on the 14th of October via Nuclear Blast.
The title is explained by frontman Stefan Fiori as follows: "Fragments Of Death stands for the ten musical pieces of a puzzle on the CD. The lyrics deal with different modes of death. There will be one song about the current incidents in Japan, for example."
Eleven tracks will be taped up, which are described as a "combination of Graveworm's typical elements" by Stefan Fiori. "The music got straighter and displays a perfect blend of our past four albums for me."
The cover artwork for Five Serpent's Teeth, the third full-length album from British thrashers Evile, can be seen below.
The CD was once again recorded with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, U.K. and is scheduled for release on September 26 via Earache Records. A five-minute album teaser can also be heard below.
Frontman Matt Drake comments: "As is always the case with Evile, we try and do things a bit differently from what we've done before, so we fancied something a bit more design-orientated this time around. It's been done by a great artist by the name of Gustavo Sazes and he really came through for us as we were struggling to find something that visually accompanied the music, so hats off to the man! Make what you will of any meaning you think the cover may hold, much the same as you will be able to do with the lyrical content of the album; we know what it means to us, so enjoy!"
Singaporean thrash/death metallers Rudra have parted ways with their guitarist Devan.
The band commented as follows on the departure: "Our dear friend and bandmate, Devan has decided to quit the band due to personal reasons. His contribution to the sound of Rudra cannot be understated as he has been part of Rudra since 2008 and the last two albums bear testimony to the fact that he was a great songwriter. His commitment, sacrifices and work ethics are things that we will never forget and shall remain as pleasant memories. Nevertheless everyone of us and our Management wish him and his family well and the best.
In spite of the turn of events, Rudra will continue on as always! The Brahmavidya Tour 2011/2012 will go on as planned. As the famous dictum goes "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger"."
"Sworn To The Bag", a brand-new track from US death metallers Cannabis Corpse has been made available for streaming over at Tankcrimes.
Another new track, called "Where The Kind Lives", is still streaming on MetalSucks.
"Where The Kind Lives" and "Sworn To The Bag" come off the band's upcoming new album, entitled Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise, which will be released on July 12th through Forcefield Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Japanese neoclassical power metal/J-Rock outfit Versailles are taking over the world with a handful of Far Eastern, European and Latin American tour dates throughout September, October and November. The band will be supporting in their recently released third studio album, Holy Grail. Get the dates after the jump.
Faroe Islands-based progressive metal act Heljareyga have started work on a follow-up to their 2010's self-titled debut album, Heljareyga.
Vocalist and guitarist Heri Joensen comments: "I've started work on the next Heljareyga album, and it's looking very good so far, but still early days. I have a lot of ideas left over from the first album, and also some new ideas from my bandmates. But don't get too excited just yet. It may still take some time before it is available it stores. Betcha I can still make it before Jari."
"Awaken The Tides", the new video from UK metalcore act Malefice can now be watched over at Bloody-Disgusting.com.
The clip was directed by Stuart Birchall, produced by You Know Ltd, with post production by Alex Dunn and cinematography by Rob Wilton. The video was shot at the Hack Green Nuclear Bunker in Cheshire, UK, which played a pivotal role in the defence of Britain for over 60 years.
"Awaken the Tides" is the title track off the band's upcoming new album, which will be released in Europe on July 15th, in the UK on July 18th, and in North America on August 2nd through Metal Blade Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
After a long absence from South America, Machine Head will make their presence felt this October, joined by the legendary Sepultura for dates in Brazil, Argentina and Chile that will surely give rabid South American fans a double-fist punch of unforgettable performances. Check the handful of dates below.
Machine Head vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn exclaims: "Going back to South America is going to be fucking rad! The crowds there are absolutely insane, it has been a long time coming and we cannot wait for this! We've been working on getting back there for a while now and this proved to be a great opportunity." Flynn adds: "This is going to crush, and having Sepultura together with us? Well, all I'll say is that these dates are going to be one hell of a monster unleashed on the crowds in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. No one will be left standing at the end of the night!"
Dutch folk metallers Heidevolk will start working on a new concept album in summer, slated for an early 2012 release.
The band released the following statement: "This summer we will record our fourth opus. The new, as-of-yet untitled CD will be a concept album, featuring nine songs based on the early history of the Batavian tribe. It will be recorded in Nico van Montforts's XPZ studio in Oppidum Batavorum, Gelderland, and the Abyss Studio in Pärlby, Sweden. Peter Tägtgren will take care of drum production and mixing. We expect to release it in early 2012."