A new Deicide song entitled "In The Eyes Of God" has been made available online at the band's official MySpace. The track comes off the forthcoming new album "Till Death Do Us Part", which is due on May 13th via Earache Records.
Gojira have issued the following update on their MySpace page:
"Having completed more than 220 shows in order to promote the much acclaimed "From Mars To Sirius" album, Gojira are now about to finish up the writing of their much awaited new full length to be released in Autumn 2008. The band will lock themselves in the studio from April to June.
The new and yet untitled album will include all new original material and will be released by French label Monslip / Warner in France and Listenable Records and various licensors in other territories.
The band will immediatly embark on a series of major tours in Europe and throughout the U.S. right after the release. More infos soon."
In the ongoing saga between Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki and Frontiers Records in regards to the release of his new album "Saana - Warrior Of Light Pt. 1 - Journey To Crystal Island", Tolkki has issued an extensive statement on his MySpace blog.
Short synopsis: due to the fact that Frontiers haven't fullfilled its contractual obligations regarding "Saana", Timo Tolkki has terminated the contract between his production company Goldenworks and them. Regardless of that, Frontiers Records have notified Timo Tolkki by email today, that they are going to release "Saana" anyway without Timo Tolkki's permission even though they don't have the material to be able to produce the CD at all, as Frontiers only have MP3 files which are not adequate to produce a high quality CD. Also they have absolutely no graphic material for the booklet, information regarding the songs or even the lyrics...
Extreme metal titans Cryptopsy have been forced to cancel their recently announced tour of South America in March, after drummer Flo Mounier broke his kneecap. Mounier had completed the drum tracking process for the group's new album prior to the incident, so it did not affect the recording. The tour of South America is expected to be re-scheduled later in 2008.
Cryptopsy are currently putting the finishing touches on their sixth full-length "The Unspoken King", which will surface through Century Media Records this summer. The group recently announced the addition of new frontman Matt McGachy (3 Mile Scream) and keyboards/samplist Maggie Durand to their line-up.
Guitarist Alex Auburn states: "Right now the band is plunged deeply into the production of the new album and so far everything is going well. Fans will be amazed by the diversity and open minded vision of extremes for this particular entity. Some song titles we've been working on are "Worship Your Demons," "Resurgence Of An Empire," and "Silence The Tyrants." More news to follow soon."
Regain Records has launched a special Grave MySpace page (here) featuring a streaming version of the track "Bloodpath", taken from the Swedish death metallers' forthcoming album, "Dominion VIII," which will be released in Europe on April 21.
According to a band's studio report on "Dominion VIII", the new album will contain "nine tracks of sheer evil and mass brutality".
"Dominion VIII" Tracklist:
01. A World In Darkness
02. Fallen (Angel Son)
04. Stained By Hate
06. Annihilated Gods
07. Sinners Lust
08. Dark Signs
09. 8th Dominion
According to a posting on the band's website, the new album by Týr will be called "Land". It is scheduled for release on May 8'th and it contains mostly Faeroese, but also Icelandic and Norwegian traditionals, re-arranged into Heavy Metal. The secondmost prevalent language will be English.
The new EP of Circle II Circle - the band around the former Savatage singer Zak Stevens - will be released on March, 28. The name of the 4 track single will be "Every Last Thing" and it will include a non album track as well as a live video clip.
The full length studio album "Delusions Of Grandeur" will be released on April, 25. Besides the standard CD, AFM Records will release a limited version including bonus material as well as a limited picture vinyl.
Prosthetic Records posted the following update on Neuraxis's upcoming album:
Canadian tech-thrashers Neuraxis will enter the studio February 19 with producer Jef Fortin (of fellow Canadians Anonymous) to record the band's fifth studio album. The recording process will be done in late March and is scheduled to be mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Converge, Shadows Fall), and will feature artwork from Dennis Sibeijn of Damnengine Art (Job For A Cowboy, Chimaira). The yet-untitled effort should see a July release through Prosthetic Records.
"We feel this album will be something monumental for Neuraxis," says guitarist Rob Milley. "With the new line-up and the energy we have created in the writing sessions, it's something that is new and refreshing, yet still retains a lot of the essence of what Neuraxis has built since day one."
Napalm Records have announced that Swedisch Gothic Doom Metal band Draconian have scheduled a very special pre-listening session for their upcoming album "Turning Season Within". In cooperation with MySpace Nordics, the entire album will be available online on the official Draconian MySpace page from February 21, 24:00 Central European Time until the official release of the album. No voice-overs, no fade-outs!
The album is scheduled for release on February 29th (Europe) and March 4th, 2008 in the US through Napalm Records.
A one-and-a-half-minute trailer for the forthcoming DVD from Tarot can be viewed on YouTube at this location. Also this trailer can now be downloaded in High-Quality from the Videos-section on Tarot's official website here (Xvid required).
The DVD was filmed on August 17, 2007 at club Rupla in Kuopio (Finland) with director Harri Mielonen and is scheduled for release later in the year.
A brand new Illdiposed song, entitled "Like Cancer", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
The song comes off the Danish metallers' new album, entitled "The Prestige", due on March 28 via AFM Records (April in the US via Locomotive Records).
"The Prestige" was mixed at Studio Fredman (Gothenburg, Sweden) with Fredrik Nordström and features cover artwork by Mattias Norén.
The video for the single "Blooddrunk" off Children Of Bodom's upcoming album has been posted online. The video can be viewed at this location.
The clip, which was produced by Katapult Filmproduktion, was shot in the former Nazi barracks in Krampnitz in the vicinity of Berlin, Germany, where the Russian army was stationed before the German reunion.
Another Children Of Bodom song entitled "Banned From Heaven" was already made available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
The following was written in a promotional publication by Roadrunner Records:
"The wait is over. The time is now. Many said it would never happen, that Max and Iggor Cavalera, the Brazilian brothers and visionaries that formed the groundbreaking Sepultura would reunite to make music together again. Despite having spent 12 years apart, the inescapable fact remains: Max and Iggor share blood and an unparalleled sonic kinesis. Hence, the Cavalera Conspiracy was born. While the Cavalera Conspiracy and their debut "Inflikted" may seem like the closest we'll get to a Sepultura reunion, make no mistake. The Cavalera Conspiracy is its own maniacal, untameable beast with its own set of rules.
"Solitude Aeturnus - one of the most respected names in the doom metal field with a style that borrows from classic doom as well as progressive metal. Formed in the spring of 1987, Solitude Aeturnus are still pummeling souls into doom metal submission! Robert Lowe's haunting vocals, unbelievably heavy and slow riffs, strange melodies and sublime compositions - all this complemented by the band's desperate, insane, theatrical yet profoundly personal appeal.
This legendary doom metal band from US returns today with two albums re-released by Metal Mind Productions - "Through The Darkest Hour" and "Downfall".
"Through The Darkest Hour" - Solitude Aeternus' third full-length release from 1994. Recorded in March in England at Rhythm Studios, the album showed a simpler and heavier direction, proving to be the band's best achievement yet, mainly because of an excellent production and top notch composing. New digipak edition includes 2 bonus tracks recorded during band's show in Warsaw in February 2007.