The Black Dahlia Murder will be releasing their new album "Deflorate" on September 15 via Metal Blade Records. "A Selection Unnatural", the first single, is now available for streaming on RevolverMag.
"Deflorate" tracklisting goes as follows:
01. Black Valor
03. A Selection Unnatural
04. Denounced, Disgraced
05. Christ Deformed
06. Death Panorama
07. Throne Of Lunacy
08. Eyes Of Thousand
09. That Which Erodes The Most Tender
10. I Will Return
"To all of our fans and friends... We regretfully announce that Metal Church is calling it quits. The performance at Rocklahoma will be our last show. We have had to cancel the shows scheduled for August and that, among other things, has led us to have to make this decision. There has been far too much frustration and disappointment in trying to keep moving forward. The collapse of our record company, SPV, has made it next to impossible for us continue in any kind of professional manner due to lack of tour support. This decision was not made lightly. We do have unfinished business in the studio, and with any luck we will have something that will be of interest to Metal Church fans in the near future. We would like to thank all the fans that have stuck with Metal Church through all these years, the line-up changes and the ups and downs. We can't tell you how much your support has meant to us, we appreciate each and every one of you. It's been a great ride."
"Beloved and gigantic fanbase: some news about what we have been doing the past weeks. Since you might think the answer is "nothing" - it aint'! We've finally completed the new songs for our upcoming album, which is scheduled for... March 2010! Slow dudes, uh? The new baby, still on the incomparable Listenable Records (the only label whose fierce professionalism and reckless humor fits Kruger) will be a hell of beast, made of eight tracks that, we might say, are even a bit more frontal than they used to be. We'll spend this summer to prepare the recording, starting end of September! Keep in touch!"
Stratovarius have confirmed the dates for the European section of the Polaris world tour. It will take place in January/February of 2010 and so far the confirmed gigs cover Germany, Benelux, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Austria, and Scandinavia.
Tour dates are as follows:
January 07, 2010: Zeche, Bochum, Germany
January 08, 2010: Hof ter Lo, Antwerp, Belgium
January 09, 2010: Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
January 10, 2010: Garage, London, UK
January 12, 2010: Elysee, Paris, France
January 13, 2010: Le Bikini, Toulouse, France
January 15, 2010: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
January 16, 2010: Rockstar Live, Bilbao, Spain
January 17, 2010: Razzmatazz 1, Barcelona, Spain
The ninth Gorgoroth album, "Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt", has now been completed. The album was recorded in Tomas Asklund's Monolith Studio, and features Infernus on guitars, Frank Watkins (Obituary) on bass, Pest on vocals and Tomas Asklund on drums. Since Infernus wrote all the music for the album and extensive rehearsals and a pre-recording had also been made before second guitarist Tormentor re-joined the band last year, it was decided that it would be more convenient for Infernus to record all the guitars on the album. The album is produced by Infernus and co-produced/engineered by Tomas Asklund. It will be mastered at Cutting Room Studios in Stockholm in July. It will be released in Europe by Regain Records on October 21st and in the US on November 11th.
Kingcrow are proud to announce the title and the provisional tracklist of the new album "Phlegethon". Release date is scheduled for the next autumn, but no further official information is yet available.
01. The Slide
02. Timeshift Box
04. The Great Silence
05. Lullaby For An Innocent
07. Numb (Incipit, Climax & Coda)
08. Washing Out Memories
09. A New Life
11. Fading Out Pt. III
Commented Kingcrow guitarist Diego Cafolla: "Here we are, 9 months later, after a long and tough working session in our "Sound Under Pressure Studio" it is time to spend a few words about the new forthcoming Kingcrow's album.
The following statement has been released on the official Dark Tranquillity website:
"Time to let you in on the plans for our upcoming ninth (or tenth, depending on how you count) full-length album. The as-yet-untitled beast will be recorded in September and October and released in early 2010 through Century media records.
We'll keep the recording setup completely in-house this time. Drums will be tracked in Daniel Antonsson's studio, while the remaining instruments will be immortalized in Martin Brändström's newly renovated Rogue music facilities. The mixing duties will once again be handled by Tue Madsen in his Antfarm studio in Denmark.
As for the music itself, it's a bit too early to delve into details, but the material feels diverse and fresh and covers all the facets of the D.T. sound. Those who are familiar with our songwriting process know that we always keep re-arranging and experimenting with the material until the recording starts, and while we currently have the basic foundations for around 10 songs, many things are still open. The final result is likely to surprise ourselves as well as you people.
Singapore's Rudra have issued the following update:
"Today is an emotional day for Rudra. It is with great pain that we are releasing this news that the band has decided to part ways with Selvam.
We wish Selvam our best in his future endeavours. We are thankful to him for the good moments and for producing 4 memorable albums with us. Rudra is currently negotiating with a few guitarists who could possibly join us. It is a very stressful period for us right now as we are headlining the Tomahawk festival in about 3 weeks. Anyways, Rudra will not let anyone down."
UPDATE (thanks to 28097)
Frontman Kathir from Rudra would like to invite the new guitarist on board: "It is with great pleasure that I am announcing the entry of our new guitarist, Vinod. He isn't someone new to Rudra or the Singaporean Metal Scene. Vinod has played in many bands before and has been known to us for almost 8 years. We are looking forward to writing the new album and touring with him."
Resurrecturis' third album, "Non Voglio Morire", is now available for free download from the band's official website.
"The people at Casket Music were pretty perplexed with my intention to allow the free download of our music, but I was pretty much convinced that I wanted to do this - says Resurrecturis mainman Carlo Strappa - so there was not much that they could say to make me change my mind. Besides just a couple of days after the album's official release date I could find the mp3 rip of the album on blogs and sites from Russia, South America and so on, so I don't think I have done this big damage to record sales.
The commercial version of "Non Voglio Morire" includes a bonus DVD with our videoclip + some live songs and other stuff, besides the cover artwork is really nice and rich, so there's many reasons to get it if somebody is interested. On the other hand whe somebody simply wants to check us out he can go to http://www.resurrecturis.com and be sure to find a quality rip of the songs with the right titles and everything in the right place".
Here are the tracklists for the different editions of the upcoming Children Of Bodom cover album "Skeletons In The Closet", scheduled to be released worldwide this autumn.
01 "Lookin' Out My Back Door" (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
02 "Hell Is For Children" (Pat Benatar)*
03 "Somebody Put Something In My Drink" (Ramones)
04 "Mass Hypnosis" (Sepultura)
05 "Don´t Stop At The Top" (Scorpions)
06 "Silent Scream" (Slayer)
07 "She Is Beautiful" (Andrew W.K.)
08 "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" (Kenny Rogers)
09 "Bed Of Nails" (Alice Cooper)
10 "Hellion" (W.A.S.P.)
"Ruination", the new Job For A Cowboy album, is available for streaming in its entirety at the band's MySpace. The record will see a July 7, 2009 North American release date via Metal Blade Records.
"Ruination" cover art] tracklist:
01. Unfurling A Darkened Gospel
02. Summon The Hounds
03. Constitutional Masturbation
04. Regurgitated Disinformation
05. March To Global Enslavement
06. Butchering The Enlightened
07. Lords Of Chaos
08. Psychological Immorality
09. To Detonate And Exterminate
"Ruination" was tracked and mixed at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, Devildriver, Trivium).
A new Twisted Sister video for the song "30", Twisted's first new song in 11 years recorded by the band for the 25th Anniversary Edition, is available online. Click here to check it out.
"30" was originally written by Dee Snider with Marc Beeman and Sharon Lawson for the reality series Gone Country. Dee says, "While '30' was my attempt at a country song for the show, the realization was that rock 'n' roll is a direct outgrowth of country music. Since '30' was written about my Twisted Sister experience, it seemed only natural for us to record it and rock it out."
An e-card for "Across The Dark", the forthcoming album from Finnish metallers Insomnium, can be found at this location. The e-card contains audio samples of three new songs entitled "Equivalence", "Down With The Sun" and "Where The Last Wave Broke".
"Across The Dark" cover art] is scheduled for release on September 7 via Candlelight Records. The album was recorded at Fantom studio and it features guest clean vocals by Jules Näveri (Profane Omen, Enemy Of The Sun).
Candlelight Records stated: "New album "Across The Dark" shows a band that knows its strenghts but isn't afraid to evolve. Crux of the music is still melodic death metal but nuances are giving it a unique flavor. Keyboards are overwhelmingly epic and there are some stunning clean vocals by Jules Näveri. Bit of folk metal, pinch of doom, some thrashing, a whole lot of timeless melodies and progressive twists and there you have it: ingredients of the masterpiece."