"The Dethalbum II", the new album by Dethklok, the animated metal band from Adult Swim's "Metalocalypse", will be released on September 29 via Williams Street Records.
The album features 12 full-length tracks detailing Dethklok's exploits in murder, mayhem and all things brutal. Written by series co-creator Brendon Small and recorded alongside legendary drummer Gene Hoglan, "The Dethalbum II" will be released as both a standard edition and a two-disc deluxe edition on CD and digital download beginning September 8th. The deluxe edition will include a bonus DVD with 52 minutes of never-before-released music videos featured in the 2008 Dethklok tour.
Additionally, a limited edition vinyl of the album will be released in to local record shops on September 29th.
Swedish metallers Marionette have set "Enemies" as the title of their forthcoming album, due in Europe in October via Listenable Records.
The album was recorded with a team of up-and-coming as well as established names in Swedish music including Pontus Hjelm (Dead By April) and two-time Swedish Grammis award winning producer and songwriter Åke Parmerud. The album was mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, At The Gates, Bring Me The Horizon) at Studio Fredman and Peter In De Betu (Dimmu Borgir, Zonaria) at Tailor Maid respectively in May 2009.
"Enemies" cover art] tracklist:
01. The Swine
02. Silver Spoon
03. Stench Of The Herd
Finnish metallers Ghost Brigade have issued the following update:
"Isolation Songs" is now streaming in its entirety at our MySpace page.
The album will be in stores on August 3 in Europe (August 25 in the US) via Season Of Mist Records. The first pressing of the album will be a digipak CD and contains one bonus song "Liar". There are also complete lyrics on the booklet this time.
Alright, have a nice week folks!"
More details about "Isolation Songs" were previously reported at this location.
Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit Absu have announced a full European tour in October/November 2009. Support for this tour will come from Nachtmystium and Razor Of Occam (featuring members of Deströyer 666).
The 69 Eyes have posted a new track, "Dead Girls Are Easy", on their MySpace page . The song comes off the band's new album, "Back In Blood", which is scheduled for release in Europe (excluding Finland) on August 28 via Nuclear Blast Records (September 15 in the U.S. through The End Records). The CD, which was tracked with the Grammy-winning producer Matt Hyde, features a guest appearance by Monster Magnet's Ed Mundell. The recording process took place both in Helsinki and Los Angeles.
"Dead Girls Are Easy" is described in a press release as "a nasty power anthem for sleazy pin-ups complete with a sing-a-long chorus aimed at those online chicks with the looks that kill!"
"Master Of The Bryansk Forests", the new video from Dutch metallers The Monolith Deathcult, has been made available online.
Regarding the video, the band commented: "It lacks the quality of the last God Dethroned video but we are happy with it. As we all know French soldiers aren't very experienced with shooting, but the civilians of Metaluna Productions did a very good job. The live footage of "Master Of The Bryansk Forests" was shot at the 2008 edition of the Chaulnes Metal Fest in France by Metaluna Productions."
"Master Of The Bryansk Forests" comes off the band's latest album, entitled "Trivmvirate", which was released on February 2008 via Twilight Vertrieb.
Dutch metallers Epica have announced that they are going to tour through North America in January/February 2010.
"Design Your Universe N. American Tour" announced dates are as follows:
Jan. 26 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Jan. 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theater
Jan. 29 - New York, NY - The Blender Theatre at Gramercy
Jan. 30 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Jan. 31 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Feb. 01 - Toronto, ON - MOD Club
Feb. 03 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Feb. 04 - Mokena IL - The Pearl Room
Feb. 05 - Milwaukee, VI - The Rave
Feb. 06 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Feb. 08 - Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Arms
Feb. 10 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
Feb. 11 - Calgary, AB - Warehouse
Finnish metallers Finntroll have issued the following update:
"Sonic Pump Studios is under attack!
Monday, July 27th, 2009 will be remembered as the "Day Of Wrath", when the sky rained fire and molten plague. And also because Finntroll will enter Sonic Pump Studios to start the recordings of our... hmm, fifth...? I guess so, yet-untitled album.
We will try to keep you guys informed about the nasty stuff we do there via diary or even a video diary (gasp!) to see how badly it goes.
And for the record, all confirmed gigs will be played, so no need to worry about that."
In other news, as previously reported here, Finntroll filmed and recorded a recent show at the world-famous Melkweg in Amsterdam, for an as-yet-untitled DVD, which will be released in September via Spinefarm Records.
In conjunction with UK's leading Extreme Metal publication Terrorizer Magazine, the latest debut album from all-star Gorelords Bone Gnawer entitled "Feast Of Flesh" will be available for streaming in its entirety from 20th July 2009 till 26th July 2009. Click here to check it out.
The American/Swedish collaboration Bone Gnawer, which features the legendary Kam Lee (Massacre/ex-Denial Fiend), Rogga Johansson (Paganizer), Ronnie Bjornstorm (Ribspreader, Hate Ammo) and Morgan Lie (Naglfar) have unleash their debut album "Feast Of Flesh" in early June 2009.
"Feast Of Flesh" covert art] tracklist:
01. Feast Of Flesh
02. Sliced And Diced
03. Cannibal Cook-Out
04. Make Yo Die Slow
The wait is finally over. Philly's underground legends, Goreaphobia are back with a vengeance. A vengeance entitled "Mortal Repulsion".
This long-awaited full-length debut from one of death metal's pioneers is a bludgeoning, yet calculated, masterclass in old-school death metal. In an era where trends, tricks and toddlers have pockmarked our beloved and bloody metal scene with a slew of half-assed efforts, Goreaphobia has taken it upon themselves to re-teach a long forgotten lesson in brutality.
On August 18, Goreaphobia and Ibex Moon Records will unleash the beast that is "Mortal Repulsion" and not a single soul will be spared. Here are the cover art and the complete tracklisting:
After Jape Perätalo's last - somewhat confusing - message, he decided a few months later he will continue To/Die/For after all. What's more, the band is busy working on a new album. Here's the update:
"At the moment, me (Jape Perätalo) and Tonmi "Malakias IV" Lillman are writing new songs. We have a lot of material and in August we will hit the studio in Helsinki for the first recordings.
We have no guitarist(s) yet. At the studio we will use... someone. It is not that easy to find a human being who would be able to work with me and Tonmi, and especially he should not be 'a metal' guy at all.
We are not gonna fill new songs with guitars! (Which does not mean that there is not guitars at all!) This time we will create something new, but it will sound as To/Die/For, for sure. Main idea is that it must be fresh!
"We are currently in the studio working on "Graveyard Classics 3". We are about 60% finished with tracking. Everything is going great and we are having a lot of fun laying these new songs down. More info and tracklisting to come.
On a side note - we are really looking forward to headlining Party.San Festival in Bad Berka Germany next month August 8th."