French metallers Glorior Belli have posted online a new song, "There Is But One Light", on their MySpace page.
Another new song, entitled "In Every Grief-Stricken Blues", is also available for exclusive streaming at MetalKult.com.
The two songs come off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Meet Us Of The Southern Sign", which will be released on June 2, 2009 via Candlelight Records.
"Meet Us Of The Southern Sign" cover artwork] tracklisting:
01. Once In A Blood Red Moon
02. The Forbidden Words
03. Swamp That Shame
04. There Is But One Light
05. My True Essence
06. In Every Grief-Stricken Blues
07. Nox Illuminatio Mea
08. The Blazing Darkness (Of Luciferian Skies)
German metallers Die Apokalyptischen Reiter have just announced the departure of their latest guitarist Lady Cat-Man (who was playing on the band's latest album, entitled "Licht").
According to the band: "She will be replaced by Ady picture] who will hit the stage with the band soon: for example on this year's Paganfest where Die Apokalyptischen Reiter will light autumnal fires as co-headliners! A new album is planned for 2010."
"Revelation 666", the new song from Swedish metallers Necrophobic, is available for streaming at this location.
"Revelation 666" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Death To All" cover artwork], which is scheduled for release in May via Regain Records. Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "For Those Who Stayed Satanic", "Triumph Of The Horned", "Wings Of Death" and "The Tower".
"Sonic Syndicate regrets to announce that Roland Johansson has decided to leave Sonic Syndicate due to personal reasons beyond our control. All of us in Sonic Syndicate wish Roland the best of luck in the future and we plan to continue our friendship/brotherhood outside the band. Thank you for all the hard work, and the good/bad times we had together.
Today we have started the search for a new singer. All of us in Sonic Syndicate are so full of energy and we can't wait to get a new member/family member into the band and continue our long life dreams. The last two years have been more then amazing for us, we've seen half the world, meet so many great fans and made even more along the way. You guys are what keeps us alive and makes life exciting.
Originally the brainchild of Arjen Lucassen's (Ayreon, Star One...), Stream Of Passion is now ready to release their second studio album. "The Flame Within" leaves its predecessor in the dust thanks to maturer songwriting that presents a further developed band able to give Gothic Metal a newfound profundity. Carried by Marcela Bovios' fantastic vocal lines, Stream of Passion delivers the entire spectrum of human emotions-at times dreamy and melancholic, at others uninhibited and forward pressing. In this way, heavy riffs merge with romantic undertones in majestic unity. Jens Bogren's (Fascination Street Studios) mastering work allows the tracks' subtle nuances to come into play. "The Flame Within" is more than a loosely arranged sequence of songs, but rather a holistic Gothic Metal masterpiece complete with mystic elements and sonorous symphonic romanticism.
"We are honored to announce that band Pandemia signs contract to their fourth full-length album with german label War Anthem Records. CD should be released in November 2009 and Pandemia will record it in Stage One Studio. This CD will produce Andy Classen which is known as a guitarist of Holy Moses and as a producer of Belphegor, Krisiun, Legion Of The Damned, Tankard, Holy Moses, Rotting Christ, Graveworm and more. New CD will be recorded in July 2009. The CD will be out with world wide distribution! So watch out!"
German death metallers Hackneyed have entered Weltraumstudios in Munich with producer Corni Bartels to begin recording their new album, entitled "Burn After Reaping".
Vocalist Philipp Mazal comments: "We're really putting the pedal to the (Death)metal with our ideas and Corni Bartels, our producer from the Weltraumstudios, creates some amazing sound which is going to blow your brains out! We'll keep you up to date and will provide you some cool studio stuff soon. Stay tuned!"
"Burn After Reaping" is set to be released in Summer 2009 via Nuclear Blast.
Rudra have posted two new songs, from their upcoming album "Brahmavidya: Transcendental I", online. You can listen to the songs "Ravens of Paradise" and "Reversing the Currents" at the band's MySpace page. Rudra's forthcoming album is the second installment of the "Brahmavidya" trilogy, which is set to be released on the 15th of April via Trinity Records, Hongkong.
US trashers Bonded By Blood have announced an European Massacre Tour 2009 together with Fueled By Fire and Suicidal Angels. Some of the unknown venues will be announced soon.
07 May 2009 - Leeds, UK @ Rios
08 May 2009 - Glasgow, UK @ Barfly
09 May 2009 - UK - TBA
10 May 2009 - London, UK @ Purple Turtle
11 May 2009 - UK - TBA
12 May 2009 - Nottingham @ Seven
13 May 2009 - Gent, Belgium @ The Frontline
14 May 2009 - The Netherlands - TBA
15 May 2009 - Arnhem, Netherlands @ Willemeen
16 May 2009 - Niederküchten, Germany @ Pitch Black
17 May 2009 - Darmstadt, Germany @ Steinbruch Theater
18 May 2009 - Germany - TBA
19 May 2009 - Berlin, Germany @ Club Darkside
20 May 2009 - Zielona Gora, Poland @ Kotlownia club
"The Bloodstock team are delighted to announce that both Blind Guardian and Cradle Of Filth have been added to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2009. The pair will co-headline one day of the festival and the event will mark the ONLY UK shows of 2009 for both bands!
Following Blind Guardian's unfortunate cancellation in 2007, the Bloodstock Open Air team have responded to constant demand from the festival's core fans and brought the band back to Bloodstock at the earliest possible opportunity.
Neither Cradle Of Filth nor Blind Guardian will need any introduction to metal fans. Both are leaders in their genres, and both have built long and successful careers through hard work, dedication, a refusal to compromise and, of course, some very fine metal music along the way.
Several audio samples from "16.6: (Before The Devil Knows You're Dead)", the forthcoming album from German metallers Primal Fear, are available for download at Frontiers.it. The album will be released in Europe on May 22 (June 9 in US) via Frontiers Records.
"16.6: (Before The Devil Knows You're Dead)" cover artwork] tracklisting:
01. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
02. Riding The Eagle
03. Six Times Dead (16.6)
04. Black Rain
05. Under The Radar
06. 5.0 / Torn
09. No Smoke Without Fire
10. Night After Night
11. Smith & Wesson
12. The Exorcist
13. Hands Of Time
14. Cry Havoc
16. Six Times Dead (16.6)
17. No Smoke Without Fire
"To The Nines", the new video from Danish metallers Hatesphere, has been made available online. The clip was produced by Michel Winckler-Krog from www.intense-images.dk.
The song comes off the band's latest album, entitled "To The Nines", which was released on March 23, 2009 via Napalm Records. The album was recorded at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Moonspell, Dark Tranquillity, Gorefest).
"Volume 3: Caos, Carma, Conceito" is the title of the new U-Ganga album. This will be the third release of this Brazilian band leaded by the ex-Sarcófago drummer Manu Joker.
The tracklisting is as follows:
01. Zona Árida
04. Meus Velhos Olhos De Enxergar O Mal (2 Lobos)
05. Iso 666
07. Asas Negras
08. Sua Lei, Minha Lei
10. O Primeiro Inquilino
11. Fronteiras Da Tolerância
13. Tri II
With this new album, U-Ganga keeps exploring it's musical identity that is based upon the mixture of elements from hard core, thrash metal, dub, reggae and rap.
The list of special guests of the album illustrates this diversity of influences in the music of U-Ganga. One of the distinguished guests will be the rapper X, ex-vocalist of Câmbio Negro - a famous Brazilian rap band. His participation will mark the references that U-Ganga searchs in rap and hip hop culture throughout.
Black Sun Aeon, the new band of the Before The Dawn/The Final Harvest mainman Tuomas Saukkonen have made their new album, "Darkness Walks
Beside Me", available for streaming in its entirety on their MySpace page.
Due in Europe on March 27th via Cyclone Empire and in Scandinavia on April 1st via Stay Heavy Records, "Darkness Walks Beside Me" cover art] features the following track listing:
Chapter 1. (A Song For The Introduction)
Chapter 2. (A Song For My Wrath)
Chapter 3. (A Song For My Demise)
Chapter 4. (A Song For My Sorrow)
Chapter 5. (A Song For My Weakness)
Chapter 6. (A Song For This Winter)
Chapter 7. (A Song For My Illness)
Chapter 8. (A Song For My Funeral)
The dark horse rides again! After a 4 year hiatus Skinlab has inked a deal with Stand and Deliver Records.
The California based metal band is back in the saddle after a 4 year hiatus, and this time they're pulling out all the stops. The band was formed in 1994, by singer/bassist Steev Esquivel, former guitarist Mike Roberts and drummer Paul Hopkins. Skinlab quickly made a name for itself in the metal scene, with releases such as, "Bound, Gagged and Blindfolded", and "Revolting Room". In support of these albums the band has toured with the likes of Slayer, Hatebreed, Fear Factory, and Napalm Death.
They are currently in the studio finishing the final tracks to the new album entitled "The Scars Between Us". The album is scheduled to hit stores on July 7th, 2009. The band also plans to release a full length DVD. The release date and title of the DVD have not yet been confirmed.