The Tour Section of the official Týr website has been updated lately with a lot of upcoming shows:
In early June Týr has a few gigs in Denmark, Germany and Sweden. The Sweden gig is at the one and only Sweden Rock Festival.
Throughout July and early August Týr will play at festivals throughtout Europe, including Wacken, and ending at the Summarfestivalur in the Faeroes.
Then Týr will take a short break before venturing on a headlining "Viking Warrior Raid" this fall throughout Europe, strongly supported by Black Messiah and Odroerir. The "Viking Warrior Raid" will last from late September to early October and it is arranged by "Black Earth Promotion".
Video footage of Swedish Black Metallers Watain performing at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City on Monday, May 14th has been posted on YouTube.
Here are the links:
Underneath The Cenotaph
After their successful European tour with Celtic Frost and Kreator, Watain are now on the road in North America as part of the "Antichrist Vanguards East Coast Tour 2007", with Angelcorpse and Nachtmystium.
The webmaster of the official Rammstein website has posted the following small update:
"After more than a year break the band has returned in good spirits - the gentlemen have started writing new songs! Unfortunately, due to the current album production, Rammstein will not play any shows this year. We are excited to find out what news there are to tell in the near future!"
Syria's promising Progressive Metal upcoming talent Nu.Clear.Dawn have updated their official website with the following fresh news:
"We've been too late from the last update that we had so hope will be always on touch as we can, we are so sorry.
Here we come again telling too many points about the incoming album.
Nu.Clear.Dawn has still progressing and working on the second album just like before in their rehearsal studio and soon the band will make the deal with the label for recording the incoming album.
So as we know the band it's still playing classical progressive metal, but this time will be more classical from the first album and its will be more heaviest and more darkest composing and little oriental atmosphere talking about the Syrian civilizations.
Finland-based Extreme Power Metallers Norther have announced in a short message on their official website they will enter the Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland in August/September to record their next full length album. The follow-up to 2006's "Till Death Unites Us" will be produced by Anssi Kippo.
More info to follow later.
According to Nightiwsh's news section, the first single from the band's forthcoming studio album "Eva", will be featured on the the Finnish radio station YLex on the day of release (May 30th) beginning at 7:00am local Finnish time (GMT + 2 hours).
UPDATED on May 23, thanks to Etaín:
You can now listen to a short sample of the new Nightwish song "Eva" by clicking here.
Birmingham is to have it's own Hollywood style Walk of Fame on Broad Street and local hero and global superstar Ozzy Osbourne will be the first star inducted on July 6th 2007.
The Birmingham Walk of Stars will honour those people who have made a significant contribution in the categories of music, television, film, radio, theatre, sport and literacy.
Ozzy's induction to the Walk of Stars will be on the same day as the rock legend's homecoming concert at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena.
A handmade brass paving star will be placed in Broad Street in Ozzy's honour and further stars are planned in the near future. Uniquely, the pavement stars will be placed throughout the area creating a Walk of Stars trail. The exact location of the 'Ozzy Osbourne star' will be revealed closer to the induction event, which the public will be welcome to attend.
Two new songs 'Suudelda Neidu' and 'Soomusronglase Silmis' were added on official Myspace page of Estonian Black Metal outfit Loits. The two songs come from the upcomming new album "Must Album" wich will be release on 04.06.2007 through Nailboard Records.
Here's the "Must Album" tracklist again:
02. Soomusronglase Silmis
03. Suudelda Neidu
04. Kiri Kaevikust
05. Ei Kahetse Midagi
06. Veealune Valss
07. Peegli Ees
Thrash Metal Legends Slayer and shock rocker Marilyn Manson are teaming up for a co-headlining summer tour in the USA. The bands are joining forces for a jaunt set to launch in West Palm Beach, Florida, on July 25, and will be joined for the 25-city trek by Bleeding Through and another support act to be named later. The tour will crisscross North America, making stops in Atlanta, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Dallas before winding down on September 1 in San Antonio, Texas.
Manson will use the tour to promote his forthcoming album "Eat Me, Drink Me" which is slated for release June 5. Slayer, of course, continue to spread the word about their latest "Christ Illusion" which was released last August. Slayer spent last summer traveling the States with Lamb Of God, Mastodon, Children Of Bodom and Thine Eyes Bleed as part of the band's Unholy Alliance Tour.
Posted on the offical Manowar Kingdom Of Steel-homepage:
"Joker Media has the utmost pleasure to announce The Loudest Band In The World. Manowar, the undisputed legendary Kings Of Heavy Metal will be staging their first ever concert in Kavarna, Bulgaria on June 30th 2007.
Manowar will appear at the black sea coast city as headliners of this years Kaliakra Rock Fest, which will take place from June 28th to June 30th. The negotiations with Manowar for their premier concert in Bulgaria took more than 3 years, with the band and its management finally expressing their great appreciation that Manowar will finally have the opportunity to meet and perform the ultimate metal concert for their many loyal Bulgarian fans who have waited anxiously for more than 2 decades. All additional info for the upcoming Manowar live performance in Kavarna, Bulgaria will be announced during a special press conference at the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency Press Hall (BTA) attended by Joey De Maio himself, the Manowar management and Kaliakra Rock Fest promoter representatives."
The following album update was posted on the official website and MySpace blog of Polish Extreme Metallers Behemoth:
"The anticipation surrounding Behemoth's new album "The Apostasy", continues to build to epic proportions as its July 17th release date approaches. The disc's striking cover art and track listing can now be viewed on the band's official MySpace page. The band will also post a new track online next week, which perfectly demonstrates just how devastating their new album truly is, so stay tuned.
"The Apostasy" Tracklist:
01. Rome 64 C.E.
02. Slaying The Prophets Ov Isa
04. At The Left Hand Ov God
06. Be Without Fear
Metallysee Booking Agency, the long-running Belgian company which was recently blamed for a string of European tour cancellations by such bands as Finntroll, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter (Earthshaker Roadshock Tour), Marduk, Enslaved (The Excess Of Evil Tour) and Unleashed (Midvinterblot Tour II) — has released the following statement to Blabbermouth.net:
"For all of those that have been writing in with their hate mail, let me take a moment now to explain the recent mishaps that have been happening at my company, Metallysee Booking Agency.
"First of all, my name is Johan De Mesmaeker and I am one of the owners of Metallysee. I have had this company for more than 22 years, and during that time I have put many bands on tour in Europe. Many who have gone on to become bigger acts and many that have gone on to other booking agencies.
AOL Music is once again streaming full albums, and select exclusive tracks of various bands, online.
To check out Ozzy Osbourne's new album "Black Rain", click here.
You can also find the new album of The Bravery, Young Jeezy, The Used and KRS-One & Marley available for streaming online at the AOL Music website. The new Smashing Pumpkins single "Tarantula" can be found here.
Reasonably high quality video footage of KoRn performing Saturday night (May 19) at the "KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta" at the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine, California has been posted at YouTube:
01. Divine (Video)
02. Good God (Video)
03. Here To Stay (Video)
04. Falling Away From Me (Video)
05. Got The Life (Video)
06. Coming Undone (Video)
07. Evolution (Video)
08. Freak On A Leash (Video)
09. Blind (Video)
The band's appearance at the event marked KoRn's live debut with Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, who is filling in for original KoRn skinsman David Silveria while he is taking a hiatus. Former Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery is also on board as a touring guitarist.