The new video for 'Colony Of Birchmen' is having its world premiere over at mp3.com today. Click here to check it out!
The track is from the band's latest album, "Blood Mountain", which was released in September via Reprise Records/Relapse Records.
Snowy Shaw, ex-drummer of King Diamond, Mercyful Fate and Dream Evil, has joined Therion as new vocalist. According to his official website he will share vocal duties with Mats Leven, which means he'll most likely take over harsh vocals, which were given up by band leader Christofer Johnsson earlier this year. More details to follow.
German thrash metallers, Holy Moses are again in the studio to mix the live bonustracks for the re-release of the disorder of the order album.the re-release will contain a new coverartwork and the following tracks:
Disorder Of The Order
1. Intro (1:37)
2. We Are At War (4:12)
3. Disorder Of The Order (4:43)
4. Break The Evil (3:13)
5. Deeper (3:37)
6. Hell On Earth (3:59)
7. I Bleed (3:17)
8. Blood Bond (3:00)
9. 1.000 Lies (3:58)
10. Princess Of Hell (3:06)
11. Verfolgungswahn (4:14)
12. Heaven Vs. Hell (1:51)
1. End Of Time - live Markthalle, Hamburg, Wacken Aftershow Party 06th, august 2006
2. Symbol Of Spirit - live Markthalle, Hamburg, Wacken Aftershow Party 06th, august 2006
Following the previous announcement of reunited Norwegian Black metallers Immortal 's return to the stage in 2007, Photograve Management confirms two further possibilities to experience Immortal live next year:
June 29 - July 1, Immortal will make Finnish ears bleed with their co-headlining performance at Tuska Open Air in Helsinki. This is the first time ever Immortal plays Finland, so it should make for a very special show - being the band's only appearance in Finland for 2007. For more information on Tuska, please visit the official site at http://www.tuska-festival.fi.
July 20th, it's Slovenia's turn to be conquered, as Immortal headlines the 4th edition of Metal Camp in Tolmin, truly bringing Hell In Paradise to Slovenia. The official homepage of the festival is found at http://www.metalcamp.com.
"Deicide have been forced to avert and consequently cancel their 2006 Canadian tour dates due to paperwork issues with the Canadian venues. Deicide are disappointed that they will not be able to come though Canada, due to circumstances that were out of their control, and will attempt to return to Canada on another leg of touring."
All "Stench Of Redemption" tour dates can be found here
Gorgasm have posted the following update on their upcoming new album:
"KuntKiller is almost fully written and we can honestly say that it will be our most intense release to the date. Of course it will have "GORGASM" feel to it but it will feature many new elements and sometimes will drift in the directions that we have never explored before. Sum of tha song titles will be:
Power Metal band Primal Fear are now back from their South America tour after playing their last two shows in Brazil, and are already in new album mode. The songwriting and pre-production process has already started and the band is currently in negotiations with engineers and recording studios for the recording of the album.
So far three songs for the album have been completely written and the track names for them have been released. They will be called 'Save Me', 'Torn' and 'Everytime It Rains'. Primal Fear says that the three songs "...sound very very promising". More information about the album will be released soon.
Swedish doom metallers, Candlemass have posted the following extensive update via the band's homepage:
"You have heard the rumours and it is with a heavy heart we must make this official. The band have tried to solve the situation several times, but Messiah cannot be persuaded to sing on the new album. His attitude and demands are way too unreasonable.
I'm very sorry about this, not surprised though.
We have all been very disappointed with Messiahs behaviour during the previous years reunion, especially with his childish and undemocratic way to "discuss" matters before the may recording at Polar in Stockholm. It's not cool when one person refuses to listen to other people, don't give a shit about his bandmates and demands special treatment.
Guitarist Nornagest posted the following on the bands official website:
"On October 19th 2006, the decision was taken that longtime vocalist Sabathan won't be a part of Enthroned anymore. It was time to choose whether we would go on like this and lead Enthroned to a certain death or whether it will continue in its original perspectives.
To make a long story short; Sabathan isn't interested nor have conviction in our faith (black metal here so to speak) anymore, and for the last two years we were not able to practice nor to write music in a decent way.
Now, for those who would wonder if Enthroned will continue without Sabathan, the answer is definitely: YES! I wrote 90% of the music and lyrics since 'Towards the Skullthrone of Satan' and my devotions are still the same for all those years. We are working now on the next opus with a new member which will be presented in the next months."
Wintersun's drummer Kai Hahto has issued the following update:
"We have to inform you that the last three shows which were in Sweden and Norway are not going to happen in the upcoming European tour. Amon Amarthare heading straight from Europe to support Children Of Bodom in their American tour and this is the reason. We are very sorry for this but it wasn't in our hands and we hope to play some Scandinavian shows in the near future. Also the Ragnarok festival that was supposed to be in May 2007 is cancelled.
"The reason for cancelling this festival is because we have booked Sonic Pump studios to mix the new album with Nino Laurenne in May 2007. The schedule for releasing the second album, 'Time', hasn't been able to hold for many reasons and some of them has been really delaying and slowing down the recording process. And when the recording couldn't finish in the schedule also the mixing had to be cancelled and re-scheduled. Jari is still working very hard to finish the album and to make the best possible second release for Wintersun.
Swedish viking metallers Amon Amarth has rescheduled the Swedish dates that they were forced to cancel in late November/early December in order to join the Children Of Bodom North American trek.
UPDATED (thanks Damnated)
The new dates are as follows:
Jan. 31 - Göteborg, SWE @ Musikens Hus
Feb. 01 - Malmö, SWE @ KB
Feb. 02 - Huskvarna, SWE @ Folkets Park
Feb. 03 - Oslo, NOR @ John Dee (Inferno Festival kick-off party)
Feb. 04 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben
Belgian Brutal Death Metal outfit Aborted have posted the following update:
"Ok everyone, time for a big update on what has been going on with Aborted in the past months. To confirm rumours, drummer Gilles & bass player Olivia are no longer part of the band. Here is the official statement of the band:
Being in a band like Aborted at this point takes a lot of investment and commitment, right now we are not making money to support members of the band. Every tour is a financial hazard for the band which forces us to keep the small amounts of money we do make on shows to keep as backup if anything goes wrong on tour or any other situation, so that we don't have to pay the bills from our own pockets anymore. The result of this is quite simple: we can't afford to pay band members to play in this band. These conditions are simple facts & didn't work for Gilles & Olivia, which made it quite obvious they couldn't be in the band anymore.
Carpathian Forest, Rotting Christ, Malevolent Creation, Incantation, Neuraxi and an as-yet-undisclosed opening act will team up for the 2007 edition of "The Domination Tour", set to kick off February 14. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Feb. 14 - POL Warsaw @ Progresja
Feb. 15 - GER Leipzig @ Hellriser
Feb. 16 - A Wien @ Szene
Feb. 17 - A Salzburg @ Rockhaus
Feb. 18 - A Innsbruck @ Hafen
Feb. 19 - CH Plattern @ Z7
Feb. 20 - FR Strasbourg @ Laiterie
Feb. 21 - FR Paris @ Locomotive
Feb. 22 - HOL Eindhoven @ Effenaar
Feb. 23 - BEL Vosselaar @ Biebob
Feb. 24 - GER Adelsheim @ Live Factory
Feb. 25 - CZ Brno @ Fledo
Feb. 26 - SK Bratislava @ Randal
Feb. 27 - ITA Este (PD) @ Sottosopra Rock Club