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Swedish metallers Wolf will release their forthcoming album, Legions Of Bastards, via Century Media Records on the following dates:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway: April 22
Rest Of Europe: April 25
North America, Spain, Italy: April 26
Sweden, Finland, Hungary: April 27
Australia, New Zealand: April 29
The follow-up to 2009's Ravenous, Legions Of Bastard was produced by Pelle Saether at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden. The cover artwork was once again created by Thomas Holm (the man who was responsible for the legendary Merccyful Fate Melissa and Don't Break The Oath covers) and can be viewed below.
The band commented: "Legions Of Bastards is the fruit of lots of hard work, sweat and blood. Our music has always come from the heart, but this one seems to us even more honest and straight-forward than any other album we've made. We're not afraid to say that this is a great album. If you love it, like we do, raise the horns and bang your head! If you don't — we don't care. We'd still be banging our heads!"
Keith Fay, frontman of Irish folk metal band Cruachan, was seriously assaulted by a large group of young men in Dublin in the early hours of Sunday, February 20th.
Says Keith: "While leaving a nightclub with my brother, sister and a friend, a gang of about 15 men in their early 20's began to verbally abuse my sister and my friend. I shouted back at one of them telling him that is my sister and to leave her alone. I was then hit over the head with an iron bar and knocked unconscious. They all started kicking me while I was on the ground. My sister was thrown to the ground also and had her arm broken. When I came to, they had run off, the whole thing only lasted a minute or two.
This was on Dame Street in Dublin city centre, a very crowded area at that time of night. A lot of bystanders came to help also which scared the scumbags off. I was stabbed in the face, had my ribs broken and bruised all over."
The Flying Opera - Around The World In 20 Days, the long-awaited Avantasia double DVD (concert film and documentary), will see a release on March 18th through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe and Avalon Marquee in Asia.
As previously announced, both DVD's portray the all-star ensemble's journey on their first ever world tour in 2008. Within just a few weeks the studio project Avantasia became a traveling live event featuring many artists from various bands who got together and set off on the road under the flag of Avantasia for the first time.
The first DVD contains a live concert with a running time of almost two hours featuring footage filmed at the headlining shows of Wacken Open Air (Germany) and Masters Of Rock (Czech Republic). On the second DVD there will be a movie "Around The World In 20 Days" that gives fans the opportunity to join Avantasia backstage and take a look at the surroundings and the thrill behind the scenes that go along with an extensive undertaking such as this. The DVD-set will portray Avantasia 2008 when it all started.
Massive Music and Live Nation are glad to inform that Polish death metal veterans Vader have been confirmed as the special support act on the Polish date of the European Carnage Tour 2011 featuring Slayer and Megadeth.
The show will be held on April 11th at the Atlas Arena in Łódź.
German avantgarde black metal band Todtgelichter will support Primordial on the band's two Redemption at the Puritan's Hand release shows in Germany.
Comments Todtgelichter: "We're glad to inform you that we have been asked by none other than Primordial themselves to support them at their release shows in Essen and Munich! As their newest album Redemption at the Puritan's Hand is due on April 23rd in Europe (April 26th in North America), this exceptional band will play two special release shows."
Also Primordial's A.A. Nemtheanga chimes in: "We have two very special release parties scheduled in Germany for 23rd and 24th of April in Germany, Essen and Munich (Trurock and Backstage). The album will be available at these shows before shop release at a special price and the tickets right now are looking like being 10 euro (12 at the most), there will be special merch, meet and greets, signings and just generally hanging out so make sure to get to those two. Support will come from Todtgelichter from Germany."
German Folk metal band Saltatio Mortis are currently working on their new studio effort, entitled Sturm Aufs Paradies(trans: Storm Of Paradise), set to be released on September 2nd.
The band just returned from a high adventure holiday in Africa, and are now back in studio. According to an update, the band has almost finished recording the drums, bass and electric guitar tracks. The new songs are sounding great and the band can hardly wait to share them with you. Stay tuned for updates!
Sepultura has set Kairos as the title of their new album. Kairos (an ancient Greek word signifying a time in between, a moment of undetermined period of time in which something special happens) is tentatively due late spring/early summer through Nuclear Blast Records.
Speaking exclusively to Blabbermouth, Sepultura guitarist and main songwriter Andreas Kisser said: "The whole theme of the album is the concept of the time, and the title reflects that — it's like one concept of time which is not chronological, from one to two; it's like a an instant in time, it's a special time of change..." You can read the full story here.
Kairos was recorded at Trama Studios in São Paulo, Brazil with producer Roy Z. (Judas Priest, Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Helloween).
Mastodon will release their new DVD, Live at the Aragon on March 15th. You can check out two preview clips, entitled "Oblivion" and "Ghost Of Karelia", below.
Live at the Aragon cover art] tracklist:
04. The Czar
05. Ghost Of Karelia
06. Crack The Skye
07. The Last Baron
08. Circle Of Cysquatch
09. Aqua Dementia
10. Where Strides The Behemoth
11. Mother Puncher
12. The Bit (Melvins cover)
A third live clip for the song "Crack The Skye", off Mastodon's upcoming DVD, Live at the Aragon, can now be watched below.
"Divine Illusion", a brand-new track from US deathcore act All Shall Perish, has been made available for streaming over at Facebook (in exchange for a Facebook "Like").
Comments the band: "This is just a small taste of what is coming with the new record. We definitely brought back the brutality with this one and the breakdowns are gonna leave panties wet and asses sore... and you begging for more!"
"Divine Illusion" comes off the band's as-yet-untitled upcoming new album, which will be released in summer through Nuclear Blast Records.
Death metal legends Master, who were scheduled to kick off their long-anticipated U.S. headlining tour earlier this week with support from Lightning Swords Of Death and Mobile Deathcamp, were denied entry into the country and forced to fly back to Europe.
Said Master mainman Paul Speckmann in a statement: "We arrived Tuesday morning in Holland and after intense questioning we proceeded to the eye and body scan machine. Along with the other passengers, we proceeded to the plane. We arrived in Detroit and went to passport control. I waited for about two hours for any word on the guys. The police came to explain that the visa waiver program didn't apply to musicians. So they sent me to customs and proceeded to tear apart everything and sent me on my way. I waited for six hours to get on another airplane and return to Europe.
Bloodbath has announced the forthcoming release of an all-new live DVD, Bloodbath Over Bloodstock, due out on April 25th through Peaceville Records.
The deluxe mediabook-packaged release will feature Bloodbath's August 2010 set from the famed Bloodstock Festival - one of the UK's leading metal events - consisting of songs from the critically-acclaimed tornado of blasphemy, The Fathomless Mastery, as well as other classics and fan favorites.
The full package will also include a 16-page booklet and a wealth of extras, featuring bonus footage taken from Party.San Open Air festival in 2008 and extensive band member interviews.