The official Iron Maiden website has been updated to include the band's new video, for their track 'Different World'. Check it out in the following formats: Windows High, Windows Low, Real High, Real Low.
'Different World' is the second single from Iron Maiden's new album, "A Matter Of Life And Death".
The Pre-Production of Power/Progressive Metal band Adagio's upcoming album is now complete. Four demo songs for 'Archangels In Black' have been written now and their titles have been released. The four tracks so far are: 'Archangels In Black', 'Undead', 'The Fear Circus' and 'Twilight At Dawn'. Adagio will enter the studio in December to commence the recording of the album and it will be released some time next year.
Here is a comment by guitarist Stephan Forté: "This album is a sort of tribute to dark arts, including horror movies and gothic litterature, it's our own musical representation of what Darkness is. I think the song 'Archangels In Black' would be a cool hymn for all those of us who enjoy sinister arts".
Veteran Heavy Metallers Running Wild have announced that they will be releasing a best-of compilation album. The album will be callled 'Best Of Adrian' and will be released on the 24th November. The compilation will have songs from Running Wild's last nine years, which is while the band has been with G.U.N. Records.
Running Wild have put the album up at amazon.de for pre-order. You can pre-order it here.
Swedish Metal band Therion have made a posting on their official website regarding a new album. The recording has been going on for the last couple of months and was finished a couple of weeks ago. The mixing process has just been completed as well. The album is set for release on the 12th January next year.
In other Therion news, some of the dates on the band's recently announced 2007 European tour have changed. The Toulouse and the Lyon shows have switched dates. Toulouse is now on the 24th January and the Lyon gig is on the 28th January.
Lacuna Coil's stunning performance from this summer's Kerrang! sponsored Download Festival will make its way to movie theaters across the U.S. as part of a one night screening on Thursday, October 19th. The screening is set to take place in over 80 cites and will also feature other Download performances from such artists as Guns N' Roses, The Deftones, Avenged Sevenfold and Trivium, among others. Plus, viewers will see exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists. Click on the link here for a list of cities and times.
Lacuna Coil's upcoming Blackest Of The Black Tour with Danzig also coincides with the launch of the group's new single for 'Closer', the third single from Karmacode. The radio mix and edit of 'Closer' was done by Brian Malouf (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Pearl Jam), and the captivating video for the track, completed by the directorial team Fort Awesome (who also shot the group's acclaimed 'Our Truth' clip), can be viewed by clicking here
Grindcore outfit Trap Them, AKA Trap Them And Kill Them AKA 77+K7, have officially announced the addition of Nat Coghlan to their line up.
Coghlan previously played with Transistor Transistor and is now a full member of the group.
The band's vinyl-only debut, entitled "Cunt Heir To The Throne," is due out November 21st from Trash Art! with a full-length to follow soon after. Check out a track from the album here.
The whole line up:
Brian Vincent Izzi - guitar
Ryan John McKenney - vocals
Nat Coghlan - bass
Scott Defusco - drums
The Benenux release of Cypher's debut album "Darkday carnival" has been set on the 31st of October 2006. Other countries will follow soon!
Cypher delivers a relentless mix of death and thrash metal in the tradition of Morbid Angel, Slayer and Meshuggah.
Available at Rusty Cage website, Cypher website, Stores supplied by Bertus distribution, Displeased records and Metalzone shops.
Check out next issues of Aardschok, Fret and Mindview magazine for ads and interviews with Cypher and Rusty Cage!
More information about Cypher and Rusty Cage records:
P.O. Box 8061
1802 KB Alkmaar
Iced Earth founder/guitarist Jon Schaffer has issued the following update on his search for a new guitarist:
The new Iced Earth guitar player is an absolutely fantastic player from the UK named Tim Mills. Tim is the owner/founder/visionary of Bare Knuckle Pickups, which is an incredible company providing state of the art handwound pickups from England, which is how I met him. I highly recommend any and all serious players to check out his website and try a few of his p/ups, they absolutely rule.
As for his playing, it's awesome, very melodic, very tasty and he has great original ideas and songwriting abilities as well. He's here now and we're really inspiring each other and coming up with some great parts together. It's been a very long time since I've felt this kind of chemistry and I'm very psyched about it. It's an ingredient that's been missing for a very long time, so it should bring some very cool results.
Epica's first ever North American tour - supporting Kamelot - wrapped up on October 11th in Los Angeles, CA. Epica have posted the following update at their official website:
"We have just returned from our first USA/Canadian tour. It was an experience that we will never forget and we can only hope to return as soon as possible. Our thanks go out to Kamelot, the crew, the promoters, all the other bands we have shared the stage with and of course all of our fans that showed up every night!
Unfortunately, there is also some bad news: Jeroen (Simons) has decided to concentrate on an other musical career and will therefore leave Epica. We want to thank him for everything he has contributed to the band for the last 4 years and want to wish him all the best in his new musical career!
Cradle Of Filth have updated their tour schedule. They will now kick off the tour in Brighton, UK at Concorde 2 on November 11th. In addition, the dates for Spain have been shuffled and will now include a show in Bilbao on November 23rd. And finally, the show scheduled for December 5th in Stuttgart, Germany has been moved to Munich.
The complete schedule is now as follows:
11 - Concorde 2 in Brighton, UK (NEW DATE)
12 - 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands
13 - Bataclan in Paris, France
15 - ABBox in Brussels, Belgium
16 - La Laiterie in Strasbourg, France
17 - La Cooperative de Mai Clermont in Ferrand, France
19 - Apolo in Barcelona, Spain (NEW DATE)
20 - Paradise Garage in Lisbon, Portugal
Swedish black metallers Dark Funeral performed an all-instrumental set in Lima, Peru Sunday night (October 8) after the group's vocalist/bassist Emperor Magnus Caligula was taken ill. A near-riot followed the concert, with several irate fans destroying property around the concert venue as a way of registering their dissatisfaction over what they felt was a less than adequate performance.
Watch video footage of Dark Funeral fans engaging in post-concert vandalism:
video no 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEXRWhZBl_g
video no 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ_5yzABnoI
The band posted comment on their official myspace website about this incident:
"Finally back home again after a killer tour in Latin America, except for the somewhat chaotic ending in Peru. I guess it's about time to set the record straight and explain what really happened there.
After three years, UK death metal duo Mithras have completed work on their latest album, titled "Behind The Shadows Lie Madness".
The band's third record will be released worldwide by Candlelight Records and will feature art by Dan Seagrave who is known for his work with Morbid Angel, Entombed, Suffocation and many others. The release date should be announced soon.
The recording line up is as follows:
Leon Macey - guitars / drums
Rayner Coss - oratory / bass
At the end of this year Metallica will be releasing a DVD collection of all of their promotional videos. It will be entitled "The Videos 1989-2004". It will be released on the 4th December everywhere except North America (where it will be released on the 5th December). Click here to see the cover of the DVD.
Here is the tracklist:
02. Enter Sandman
03. The Unforgiven
04. Nothing Else Matters
05. Wherever I May Roam
06. Sad But True
07. Until It Sleeps
08. Hero Of The Day
09. Mama Said
10. King Nothing
11. The Memory Remains
12. The Unforgiven II
14. Turn The Page
15. Whiskey In The Jar
16. No Leaf Clover
17. I Disappear
18. St. Anger
20. The Unnamed Feeling
The recording and mixing process for Doom/Death Metal band Swallow The Sun is now complete. The recording for their so far untitled third album was done at Seawolf Studios in Helsinki. The band have also announced that the mixing for the album will begin on the 16th October at by Minerva Pappi at Finnvox studios.
More information about the information is said to be announced soon.
In the meantime, Mikko and Juha will be on Radio X3M's Metallväktarna to talk about the recording of the new album and everything else next Sunday!
Royal Hunt's new live 2CD/ DVD will be released via Frontiers Records on December 8th. The band picked the historic stage of St. Petersburg's Music Hall to film their new "Live In Concert" DVD on. The event, which lasted about 2 hours, features a wide selection of songs from all of their releases since 1991 and some tracks from the latest one - "Paper Blood".
The DVD also includes some backstage footage as well as interviews with band members and their road crew, while the 2CD set is the ultimate Royal Hunt package, an essential item for all the long time fans.
01. Paper Blood
03. The Mission
04. Never Give Up
05. Can't Let Go
06. Last Goodbye