New Jersey pirate thrashers Swashbuckle have parted ways with the drummer, Paul "Bootsmann Collins" Christiansen, who joined the band exactly one year ago.
The band eloquently commented as follows: "The 'Buckle is proud to announce our new drummer Legendary Pirate King Eric "The" Brown, a.k.a. Longer John Silver, b.k.a. "Lojo", p.k.a. Eric W. Brown of notable Destroy Destroy Destroy, Inferi, Vale Of Pnath, Collapse, Magic Hammer, Rainbowdragoneyes fame. It is with heavy hearts that we part ways with Bootsmann Collins, but alas his dream of becoming a dancer for The Underwater Rockettes has finally become a reality. Goodnight sweet prince, good morrow legendary pirate king!"
German gothic metal band Eden Weint Im Grab has revealed the tracklist for the upcoming Geysterstunde I (trans: Witching Hour I), to be released on May 6th through Winter Solitude Productions.
The track "Tango Mortis" features a guest appearance of singer Jan Lubitzki from now-defunct German thrash metal band Depressive Age. Geysterstunde I is said to contain elements of tango and waltz next to melodeath, doom and black.
Geysterstunde I tracklist:
02. Moritat Des Leierkastenmanns
03. Armee Der Wiedergänger
04. Die Knochenmühle
05. Ein Requiem In Sepia
06. Feuer-Inferno (Vision Swedenborgs 1759)
08. Der Galgenvogel
09. Gespenster-Revue Im Theater Obszön
With Anathema filling in the support slot on the North American trek, Blackfield has now announced UK progressive rock band North Atlantic Oscillation as the support act for the final ten dates of Blackfield's upcoming European tour.
Blackfield - European Tour Dates with North Atlantic Oscillation:
18th April - Pratteln, Z7, Switzerland
19th April - Milan, Magazzini Generali, Italy
20th April - Rome, Alpheus, Italy
21st April - Treviso, New Age, Italy
23rd April - Karlsruhe, New Substage, Germany
24th April - Frankfurt, Batschkapp, Germany
25th April - Bochum, Matrix, Germany
26th April - Cologne, Stollwerck, Germany
28th April - Antwerp, Trix Hall, Belgium
29th April - Trianon, Paris, France
"Washing Away The Blood", the new video from Dutch Gothenburg metal band Detonation, can now be watched below.
The clip was shot by Framecat film and video productions.
"Washing Away The Blood" comes off the band's latest album Reprisal, which was released earlier this week, March 31st, as a self-released album due to the fact the band are still unsigned after their Osmose Productions contract ended. More album details were previously reported over here.
Armod, the new album from Swedish folk power metal band Falconer, will be released on June 3th in Europe through Metal Blade Records.
The CD features 11 songs completely sung in Swedish and four bonus tracks that are said to be English versions of the bandmembers' favorite new songs. Armod was once again recorded at King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden during December and January.
01. Svarta Änkan
02. Dimmornas Drottning
04. O, Tysta Ensamhet
05. Vid Rosornas Grav
07. Herr Peder Och Hans Syster
09. Grimasch Om Morgonen
10. Fru Silfver
11. Gammal Fäbodpsalm
Khaos Legions, the new album from Swedish Gothenburg metal band Arch Enemy, will be released on May 30th in Europe and on June 7th in North America through Century Media Records.
Khaos Legions tracklist:
01. Khaos Overture
02. Yesterday Is Dead And Gone
03. Bloodstained Cross
04. Under Black Flags We March
05. No Gods, No Masters
06. City Of The Dead
07. Through The Eyes Of A Raven
08. Cruelty Without Beauty
09. We Are A Godless Entity
10. Cult Of Chaos
11. Thorns In My Flesh
12. Turn To Dust
13. Vengeance Is Mine
15. The Zoo
16. Snow Bound
One of the new tracks, called "Yesterday Is Dead And Gone", was available for free download for a limited period of time. But in this day and age anything is available on the internet. So in case you missed it, you can enjoy the song below before it gets taken down.
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Old Silver Key, a brand-new band born from the hyperactive mind of Drudkh mainman Roman Saenko.
Old Silver Key consists of the four Drudkh members plus French artist Neige (Alcest, Amesoeurs, Peste Noire) on vocals.
The aim of this new project is to create nostalgic, romantic and light atmosphere of solitude, beholding, childhood and warmth. The first album is already in recording process.
At the same time, the next Drudkh album is to be recorded this spring/summer. This ninth full-length will mark a return to the band's roots - long songs full of dark emotions and atmosphere of seasons change, close to the Ukrainians' early albums.
Entity, the new album from US technical death metallers Origin, will be released on June 7th in North America and June 10th in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records.
The album was recorded at Chapman Recording Studios in Lenexa, KS with longtime engineer and friend Robert Rebeck.
Drummer John Longstrength commented on the visual aspect of their forthcoming release: "As you can see, we're getting closer and closer to having a new album available for you. This has been a project that has been a long time in the making with all the unexpected twists and turns that come with creating an album and we are almost there. So, this is the new album cover! Designed by the band and executed flawlessly by artist extraordinaire, Colin Marks. As you can see, this time there's no aliens, no scary faces, no silly comic book imagery, no bullshit. It's back to basics for the people that don't fall for, or appreciate bullshit trends that currently compromise the validity of this art. Let this album cover with its grey, dead, coldness reflect our disdain for the misconception that Origin is represented by a giant, planet eating, scary face that's aimlessly roaming the cosmos like an idiot. Like the cover, the music on this album is stone, it's cold, it's serious, it's desolate, it's very angry, it's the band unified, and working overtime to create what we feel will be the finest 45 min Origin has created yet. This album is its own bitter Entity."
Anathema will tour North America for the first time ever as special guests to Blackfield on the East Coast/Canadian leg of their tour.
This will be the band's first tour of the USA and this comes at the perfect time for Anathema, who are currently in the studio recording a new collection of songs. More news on this and future plans for the USA very soon.
Blackfield + Anathema:
May 18 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC
May 19 - Theater of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
May 20 - Irving Plaza, New York, NY
May 21 - Royale Boston, Boston, MA
May 23 - National, Montreal, QC
May 24 - Opera House, Toronto, ON
May 25 - House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
May 26 - St Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
May 27 - Park West, Chicago, IL
"Where It Hurts", the new video from Swedish progressive metal band Pain Of Salvation, can now be watched below.
Due to its explicit footage the original clip has already been banned from YouTube, hence the censored version. The clip was filmed by director Owe Lingvall of Village Road Film, who had previously worked with the band for the video "Linoleum" (watch again here).
"Where It Hurts" comes off the band's latest album Road Salt One, which was released in May last year through InsideOutMusic.
Last Wednesday, March 31st, Within Temptation singer Sharon den Adel gave birth to a baby boy, named Logan Arwin Westerholt.
Logan is the third child of Sharon den Adel and Within Temptation guitarist Robert Westerholt. The boy came into the world a little over five weeks early, but both mother and son are doing fine.
Sharon den Adel found the time to post the following message: "We are so extremely happy he's here now with us safe and sound. The delivery went very well and myself and Logan are feeling just great. What a week... it's all overwhelming. For the moment greetings from the clouds we're floating on and we wish all of you a fantastic day also!"
A picture of the newborn child can be found at this location, if you must.