Destruction are forced to postpone their previously announced South American tour dates to August.
Destruction's manager, Jeff Keller, has issued the following statement regarding the forthcoming South American tour: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, Destruction is postponing this month's scheduled South American dates. Unfortunately there were multiple issues, most notably regarding travel logistics, that have forced us to reschedule these dates. All six of the previously scheduled dates will now be moved to the month of August. Our apologies to our South American fans who had planned to attend the shows this month. The band is looking forward to August, and we are very pleased that all six shows were able to be successfully moved."
Kreator will get together for rehearsal in May to start working on songs for the follow up of the highly acclaimed 2009 album, Hordes of Chaos
Some insight from Mille Petrozza: "I have 5 songs more or less ready and ideas for at least 5 more. We are really looking forward to get back into the creative process again. We know that our fans only expect the best from us and we, as a band, will make sure that none of you will be disappointed. I am very aware that some of you don't like the fact that Kreator is releasing a new album only every 3-4 years, but let me tell you that it will be worth the wait! We'll be posting some stuff from the rehearsals soon."
Arcturus has unfortunately cancelled their appearence at ProgPower USA. Ihsahn will replace them.
The band issued the following statement: "Arcturus still suffer from hibernation sickness, and due to outdated parts we deeply regret to inform you: we are canceling Progpower USA. This lack of maintenance is entirely our own fault, and sincere apologies go out to the promoter and all ticket holders, especially those of you who had planned to travel far..."
ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston seems just as confused by the statement as everyone else: "I have no idea what the hell that statement means. I'm not going to try and figure it out either, as I have wasted enough time and effort on that "band" already. In the meantime, I would like to personally thank Ihsahn for taking the slot. His professionalism in this situation is greatly appreciated."
And so it begins... Machine Head are currently wrapping up writing for their as-yet-untitled seventh album and will be entering Green Day's Jingletown Studios in Oakland, CA this Saturday, April 16th to begin recording! As if that wasn't enough, the band also got a brand-new video clip to whet your appetite!
Last week we showed you the amazing artwork to the first single Deliver Us. Today we can for the first time show the artwork for the new album Sounds Of A Playground Fading which is also made by Dave Correia (http://www.playwithknives.com/):
We can also announce the tracklist for the new album:
"Deathtrip 69", a brand new song from US metallers Necrophagia, is available for free download at this location.
"Deathtrip 69" is the title track of the band's forthcoming album, which will hit the stores on May 16th (one day later in the US) via Season Of Mist.
Deathtrip 69 cover art] tracklist:
01. Naturan Demonto
02. Beast With Feral Claws
03. Tomb With A View
04. Suffering Comes in Sixes
05. A Funeral For Solange
07. Bleeding Eyes Of The Eternally Damned
08. Trick R' Treat (The Last Halloween)
09. Deathtrip 69
10. Death Valley 69
Seattle progressive metallers Queensrÿche have revealed the cover art of their forthcoming album, entitled Dedicated To Chaos:
Dedicated To Chaos will be released on June 28 in North America via Loud & Proud Records, a Roadrunner Records imprint focusing on established artists. The band is currently planning a tour in support of the new opus, which was recorded in the group's hometown and produced by Kelly Gray.
The self-titled debut album from Amaranthe — the project featuring Olof Mörck (Nightrage, Dragonland), Jake E (ex-Dream Evil, Dreamland), Andy Solveström (Within Y, Evildoer, Cipher System), Morten Lowe Sorensen (The Arcane Order, Submission) and Johan Andreassen (ex-Engel) — is available for streaming in its entirety until April 19 on the Record Shop X web site.
Amaranthe was released in Europe today via Spinefarm Records.
Amaranthe cover art] tracklist:
01. Leave Everything Behind
03. 1.000.000 Lightyears
05. My Transition
08. Call Out My Name
09. Enter The Maze
10. Director's Cut
11. Act Of Desperation
Bassist Tomas "Obeast" Koefoed has decided to part ways with Danish/French "Future Fusion Metallers" Mnemic:
"It's time for changes and towards fans of Mnemic I'm sad to announce that I have played my last shows with Mnemic in Spain in March. Because of my forever continued dedication to music and metal it has not been easy to make my decision to leave a great and innovative band like Mnemic after 8 succesful years with 4 releases.
Personally I don't feel my ambitions are fulfilled in Mnemic anymore and I wish my brothers and friends in band and crew all the best for the future. It has been some amazing years in many ways and I've learned a lot about myself and the music business, about what to do and what not to do. We have moved fast and achieved a lot in a short time with our music and concepts, toured and become friends with some of the greatest bands in metal, but I feel my cooperation with the band has peaked. This is not the end for me in metal and hopefully soon I can announce myself in another ambitious project. I have good people working with me and I have now officially signed up and put myself available as live/touring and studio/session bassist, so see you out there, anywhere, everywhere. My very own new website will be announced soon, so stay tuned. Thanks to all my fans for your support over the years and in the future! - Horns! Beast."
"Maniacal Miscreation", the new video from Scottish metallers Cerebral Bore, can be viewed at this location. The clip was filmed at Upwood Military Base in Peterborough, U.K. with director Phil Berridge, who also helmed the band's video for "The Bald Cadaver".
"Maniacal Miscreation" is the title track of the band's debut album, which was released last year via Earache Records.
Hevy Devy is a hot, hot, hot item on Metal Storm these days. The musical genius/maniac has finally announced more details regarding the release of Deconstruction and Ghost — the third and fourth in a series of albums which will complete his tetralogy album concept — a great journey through Devin's different states of musical moods — which he started in 2009 with the albums Addicted (2009) and Ki (2009).
Townsend tapped Jens Bogren (Paradise Lost, Opeth, Bloodbath) to mix Deconstruction. The sessions took place late last month at Fascination Street studio in Örebro, Sweden. The CD features guest appearances by a number of well-known metal musicians (see below) as well as two drummers — Ryan Van Poederooyen (The Devin Townsend Band) for the "crushing stuff," and Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, Aborted, a shitload of other bands) for the "inhuman stuff."
Children Of Bodom has announced a North American headlining tour in support of their new album Relentless Reckless Forever. Support on the Children Of Bodom tour will come from Devin Townsend with openers Obscura and Septicflesh rotating positions each night.
Brought to you by Guitar World and Revolver, the North American leg of Children Of Bodom's Ugly World Tour will kick off in Los Angeles on June 24 and run through July 24 in Montreal where COB will perform alongside Kiss, Motörhead and more as part of the Heavy MTL hard rock festival.
"We are psyched to see all of our friends in North America and to play our new songs live for all of the Bodom maniacs," commented COB guitarist/vocalist Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho. "Get ready to throw it down!"