"Whales", a brand-new track from US progressive instrumentalists Scale The Summit, has been made available for streaming, exclusively at MetalSucks.
"Whales" comes off the band's upcoming new album The Collective, which will be released on March 1st through Prosthetic Records.
Scale The Summit guitarist Chris Letchford on the new track: "We're all very proud to be releasing a new song and not only just any but our personal favorite from the record, "Whales". This song was already all of ours personal favorite during the final stages of writing The Collective. We felt this song was a great first release since it has a little of everything; melodic, aggression, great solos, clean jazzy vibe, and a very chill outro. Hope a lot of you out there really enjoy it and that it gets you guys even more excited for the release of The Collective!"
Mathieu "Matt" Paquette, vocalist of Montréal, QC-based technical metalcore/deathcore outfit Beheading Of A King, has reportedly passed away. A cause of death has yet to be disclosed. Paquette was only twenty years old.
The band wrote the following on their Facebook wall: "Thank you so much for your support everyone. Matt will stay in our hearts and will be remembered forever. He would not want the band to end. We will not stop. We miss you so much. Keep an eye on us, your friends, your band, your tons of fans. Today, we lost an icon of the metal music scene. You will never be forgotten. We love you Matt."
And: "Whatever the fuckin reason... He's not there anymore. It's enough."
After repeated requests from fans and concert promoters alike, Royal Hunt and their former lead singer DC Cooper mutually decided to reunite for a very few selected dates, in order to perform the entire Paradox (the band's first concept album from 1997) and several of "everybody's all-time favourite" songs from that period.
Antigama recently entered Progresja Studio in Warsaw, Poland to record a handful of new tracks.
The band recorded with Pawel Grabowski and the songs were mixed and produced by Szymon Czech. The new tracks will appear on an upcoming split CD with Italy's Psychofagist. Additional information on the split will be made available shortly along with audio previews.
Additionally, Antigama has almost completed writing for a brand new full-length and follow-up album to 2009's Warning. The band is set to record again with Szymon Czech in spring 2011.
2011 marks the 10th anniversary for Antigama. The band is planning a special anniversary show toward the end of the year along with a CD compilation of their 10-year recorded history. Regular updates and additional information will be posted via the new Antigama blog.
Last weekend, Krypteria vocalist Ji-In revealed on Luxembourg-based radio program "The Abbey Metal Show", that the band's upcoming new album would be entitled All Beauty Must Die. Now the band has also announced the tracklist of the album.
The band will reveal the names of the guest musicians and unleash a new track any time soon. All Beauty Must Die is set for an April 22nd release through Roadrunner Records.
All Beauty Must Die cover art] tracklist:
02. As I Slowly Bleed
03. Fly Away With Me
04. You Killed Me
05. Live To Fight Another Day
06. Eyes Of A Stranger
07. Thanks For Nothing
08. Turn The World Around
11. (How Can Something So Good) Hurt So Bad
After some deliberation, Swiss hard-rock veterans Gotthard have decided to continue their activities.
The band released the following collective statement: "After the tragic accident of our friend and singer Steve Lee, who died October the 5th 2010 in the USA, we withdrew ourselves until after the new year and took a break. Now we are back again with plans for the future and a difficult task to fulfil.
Guitarist Leo Leoni:"After the very emotional days after Steve´s death, it was important for us to first of all try and cope with the pain, give it a place to rest and find ourselves again. And so we sat down in the new year and tried to look at the new situation "soberly"... it was obvious to all of us very quickly that we had to go on - Gotthard is not a job for us - GOTTHARD IS OUR LIFE!!"
Only two days after bassist Terry Butler (now in Obituary) and drummer Greg Gall announced their departure from Six Feet Under, the band welcomes their new drummer, Kevin Talley.
Well-known Dååth and studio/session drummer Kevin Talley (ex-Dying Fetus, ex-Misery Index, ex-Chimaira) has joined up with Six Feet Under and will appear on the upcoming album, fulfill touring duties, etc.
Commented Chris Barnes: "I am 110% stoked to have Kevin join SFU he is undeniably one of the best, if not THE best drummer in death metal, and I'm proud to have him along for the ride!"
Barnes earlier stated the following regarding the departure: "Just to fill you all in, Steve and myself are very excited about the future of the SFU, and I have been working hard on writing the new SFU material for the past 4 months with a new writing partner.
Only less than two weeks ago, the good news came out that the 33-year-old leukemia-stricken Behemoth frontman Nergal has been released from the hospital. But the optimism proved short lived...
According to Fakt.pl, Nergal (his hot girlfriend calls him Adam Darski), has been readmitted to the hematology division of Uniwersyteckie Centrum Kliniczne in Gdansk because he developed an infection six weeks after he underwent a bone marrow transplant procedure.
Dr. Maria Bieniaszewska, assistant professor in the Department of Hematology, was quoted as saying: "The patient was taken to hospital again because he did not take proper care of himself."
It is not presently clear if the infection will affect Nergal's adoption of the bone marrow transplant and how long he will have to remain in the hospital. In his condition, when the immune system is weakened, such infections could even be life-threatening.
Throughout the year, a dedicated team at the Metal Storm HQ donates countless hours making the definitive list of all the worthwhile albums in every possible metal subgenre released throughout the year. In January, amidst heated arguments, we prune this list to an exclusive grouping of what we believe to be truly the best and most influential albums released. Our team also spends insane amounts of time preparing descriptions and making sure each and every nominee's music is easy to access and listen to.
This year, we're introducing the new Clandestine Cut Of The Year category. We're very excited to be promoting some of these fresh and hungry artists based on their excellent demos and EPs. Please take some time to check out this section.
Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet recently conducted an interview with formerly renowned Danish tennis pro Lars Ulrich.
When asked when he and his jamming buddies in Metalium would begin work on the follow-up to Death Magnetic (voted Best Heavy Metal Album of 2008 according to 478 people with the best taste in music of everyone on this site), he answered:
"There's a really good vibe in the band at the moment. In the past, we would be fed up with Metallica whenever we returned home after a gigantic world tour, but this time it's different. Therefore it won't be that long before we start working on a new album. I think that we'll probably already get the creative process going in March or April and go into the studio. We really want to get back to Metallica quickly because we are enjoying it so much right now."
Season of Mist is proud to welcome innovative Egyptian-born artist Nader Sadek to the roster.
Known as the designer responsible for the stage imagery on Mayhem's 2009 US tour, Nader decided to delve deeper into the metal world by forming his own project. He thus teamed up with guitarist Rune Eriksen (Ava Inferi, Aura Noir, ex-Mayhem), bassist Steve Tucker (ex-Morbid Angel) and drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) to create a death metal project under his own name.
Nader Sadek's debut is entitled In the Flesh and features compositions and performances by all four artists and has been set to a May 16th release in Europe, and a day later in the USA. The video for "Nigredo In Necromance" off the new album can be watched below.