The Batallion will replace Meshuggah at this years Inferno festival. The Batallion will go on at 21:15h Thursday 9th april on the main stage, Rockefeller venue.
A message on the festival website reads as follows: since Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake's back injury Link] requires surgery and rest, they had to cancel their gig at Inferno (and all other live gigs for the next couple of months - for more details about the cancelled gigs, click here).
Six days before the festival kicks off, the last thing any festival needs is to lose a headliner - but what can you do but try to find a replacement? With this little time, we can't possibly get another headliner in place so we decided to book another band, and rearrange the Thursday lineup so Pestilence now will headline and Septicflesh play their original slot.
"Vacuum" is the title of the debut album of Pensées Nocturnes, a depressive Black Metal/Ambient one-man project (in the vein of A Forest Of Stars), fronted by Vaerohn and hailing from Paris. On this occasion, the label Les Acteurs De l'Ombre Productions, launched a new song "Epitaph" online for your listening pleasure. Three tracks can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/penseesnocturnes.
The tracklisting of "Vacuum" cover art] is as follows:
01. Lune Malade
04. Coups de Bleus
06. Repas de Corbeaux
The album is limited to 1000 copies and was released on the 3rd of April through Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Productions.
Christian hard rock band Liberty N' Justice are proud to announce they have begun recording their 9th studio album and 5th "all-star" project, "The Cigar Chronicles". It will once again feature a plethora of "known" singers on the albums 14 tracks. The album will also feature a whose who of guest musicians. The project is being produced by three different producers, Vic Riveria, Mike Layne, & Stephen Chesney. More info and new website coming soon.
More info about the band http://www.myspace.com/libertynjustice2.
Liberty N' Justice, the melodic rockers with a message, are unveiling a little more info on their upcoming release, "The Cigar Chronicles". This will be LNJ's 9th studio album and 5th All-Star project. The concept is pretty simple, get high profiled singers to sing the songs from highly competent song writers. The leader of LNJ, Justin Murr goes on to say: "With "TCC" we wanted everything bigger and louder! The album features big guitars, big hooks, big vocals, and the thing that makes a LNJ project... Big Names! This is the most commercial sounding record we have ever released and I promise this record rocks!!"
Nightwish will play a special home coming show at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki on September 19. which marks the end of Nightwish's colossal "Dark Passion Play" world tour. Nightwish are supported by their fellow Finns, Apocalyptica. Nightwish's previous show at the Hartwall Arena in October 2005 was recorded and released as the highly successful "End Of An Era" DVD.
"As many of you know, for some time now our good friend Michele Mura has been the session bass player of Chaoswave. After many months together with many shows and smaller tours, we all figured it was about time that Michele joined the band. So here's a big warm welcome to Michele from the rest of Chaoswave."
Edenbridge will release an exclusive live album on April 27, 2009. "LiveEarthDream" (limited to 1000 copies) was recorded on various concerts in 2008 and can ONLY and EXCLUSIVELY be ordered through the fanshop of the band. You can listen to some soundsamples of "LiveEarthDream" here.
"LiveEarthDream" cover art] features the following tracklist:
01. The Force Within (Intro)
03. Remember Me
04. Undying Devotion
05. Wild Chase
08. For Your Eyes Only
09. Terra Nova
10. Move Along Home
11. Centennial Legend
13. Fallen From Grace
Swedish black metallers The Legion have put a new song online, "Blood, Be Gone!" on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's third album "A Bliss to Suffer", which will be released at the end of the month.
Jon Schaffer and IcedEarth.com got together on March 13, 2009 for an update on the band's forthcoming live DVD as well Jon's plans for the immediate future. The interview was posted a few days ago already, and here are the main talking points of the interview are outlined below, while the audio interview can be downloaded here (mp3 format, 8.4 MB).
Regarding the immediate plans for Iced Earth:
"Well, right now I'm wrapping up the post-production for the, "Festivals Of The Wicked" DVD which I expect will come out late Summer or Fall of this year. I don't know that for sure, it depends on when we wrap things up, but that's the plan. That's the next project.
Queensrÿche has been seIected as "Xbox Artist Of The Month" for April to coincide with the release of their new album "American Soldier". Starting from April 2nd, the Xbox LIVE Marketplace will be the exclusive retailer for the band's new video "If I Were King." Xbox LIVE users can now purchase the video for a cost of 160 Microsoft points. Xbox LIVE users can also watch an exclusive free video clip of the recording session of "Sliver" featuring lead singer Geoff Tate and guest vocalist and soldier A.J. Fratto.
On April 13, just days before the kickoff of the American Soldier Tour, Tate and guitarist Michael Wilton will take part in a Xbox "Game With Fame," where Xbox LIVE users can play against the band members. Tate will be taking on competitors in "NASCAR 09" and Wilton will be squaring off against users on "Halo 3." The Queensrÿche "Game With Fame" will take place on April 13 between 1:00-3:00 PM PT. Visit here for more details.
Out of the ashes of what once was Axamenta, sprouts He Came From The Sun.
The leaving of Peter was a widespread phenomenon, but as you will have noticed, guitarist Sven Deckers left the band as well. Though his supporting the band will not end, he will be focusing on the graphical part of it all.
Sven comments: "During the past year or so, my motivation and interests were shifting more and more towards my other ongoing musical project, City Of Caesars, and I have decided after a very long period of doubt, th at I would make place for someone who is way more motivated to take on the musical aspect of the band. It's what they need, and what they deserve. I hope in this way, the finish line will be made, 'cause it is going to be f0xing CRAZY!"
Irish metal band Abaddon Incarnate have posted a new track, entitled "Dead End Messiah", on their MySpace page. The song comes off the band's fourth studio effort "Cascade". The new Abaddon Incarnate album will be out later this year, most likely during summer, through Metal Age Productions.
The Swiss/French technical death metal band Carcariass have finished the recording of their next CD called "E-Xtinction". Two previews (called "Chaos And Decay" and the title track) are available on the band's MySpace.
The band's new album will be released soon, via Adipocere Records.
Dååth have posted a new song, "Day Of Endless Light", on their MySpace page . The track comes off the band's upcoming album "The Concealers", which will be released on April 21st via Roadrunner Records.