Novembers Doom have issued the following statement on their MySpace blog:
"Due to reasons both personal and musical, we regret to announce the departure of drummer Joe Nunez. Joe was an integral part of Novembers Doom for nearly ten years, and while his presence and camaraderie will be missed, unfortunately the time had come to part ways. We wish Joe all the best with whatever personal and musical endeavors he pursues in the future.
We are however pleased to announce that we have already secured a new drummer to fill the vacant drum throne. Returning to the band is Sasha Horn, who last recorded with Novembers Doom on the sophomore release, "Of Sculptured Ivy And Stone Flowers." Sasha's drumming style fits into the new material perfectly, and with this addition, comes a new dynamic and a step forward in musical progression.
Helloween have posted their new video, "Paint A New World", online. The video can be viewed on the band's official website). The song was featured on the band's twelfth studio album, "Gambling With The Devil", which was released in October last year through SPV Records.
We are very proud and excited to announce that Michiel van der Plicht (ex Prostitute Disfigurement, Toxocara) has decided to join Detonation permanently. We are positive that his skills will help bring the band to a new and even more powerful level.
A week ago, we started practicing the new songs in the practice space. Apart from being a big challenge to play it sounds like we're writing some of our most intense and brutal (not to mention fastest) stuff ever.
So we welcome our beer drinking drum machine with open arms and bad livers.
Americans Suicidal Tendencies has issued the following update:
''Suicidal Tendencies would like to give a big thanks to Dave Hildago Jr. Dave's last show was the "We the People" festival last month. Dave's a good friend and always was there when the band needed him. Everyone wishes him and his family all the best, and much success in his future projects. We're also very excited to let those of you that don't know yet, know that Eric Moore will be taking over the ST drums full time. Those that saw IG on tour earlier this year got to get a taste of insane drum skillz! Eric has an unbelievable mixture of power and finesse and the band is extra excited about the upcoming tours. It's a great chance to show off Eric and preview some new tracks. Mike Clark will do a quick update/ interview for the website next week and fill you in on the band, the tour, recording, etc.
The following news was posted on Nile official website:
"World Management would like to announce that unfortunately the three shows planned for South Africa will not happen due to local promoter problems. The band was looking forward to playing for their fans in South Africa but unfortunately cannot go under the present circumstances. We hope to be able to come to South Africa in the future."
22.10.2008 RSA, Cape Town
24.10.2008 RSA, Durban City
25.10.2008 RSA, Johannesburg
Life's Decay's fifth album has just been released, it is entitled "Eklaasera" and it has the particularity to be full acoustic. You can listen to some mp3 from this release at http://www.lifesdecay.com or at http://www.myspace.com/abstraktsens.
A picture of the cover art can be found here.
A little description of Life's Decay "Eklaasera" reads as follows: "Eklaasera" is Life's Decay fifth album. It has the particularity of being made of acoustic recordings only. This is a real evolution in the music of the duo. Around ten classical and acoustic instruments were used to make this album such as a piano, cello, violin, guitar, trumpet, accordion, bass, chime and various percussions and experimental sounds.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has posted the following update:
"South America, thank you very much! We had a great time performing for you and hanging out in your neck of the woods. I promise we'll be back before long and again I apologize for the cancellations (those were OUR fault and not the promoter's).
On another note, Josh Freese fans be sure to check out a show on the upcoming North American leg of the tour, as sadly they will be the last ones he's playing with us. He informed me he's leaving the tour at the end of this year. Yes, we are still dear friends. No, I'm not sure what we are going to do."
"Gothenberg, Sweden's meloldic power metal veterans, Evergrey, have "Greyced" us with the premiere of their new video for the song "Broken Wings," from their latest album, "Torn". The video can be viewed here.
Evergrey frontman Tom Englund commented: "When we decided to shoot a video for "Broken Wings," we immediately felt that we needed some sort of storyline that would graphically show the frustration of the main character in the song. We knew that the director who could make this happen was Patric Ullaeus. We've worked with him on several videos before, and he also shot our Live DVD a couple of years back as well as videos for other artists like In Flames, Children Of Bodom, Arch Enemy and Lacuna Coil.
As announced, Lamb Of God are supporting Metallica on some N. American dates. However, a few days ago, Metallica have posted the following report about their tour: "As you may have heard, the owners of the Los Angeles Forum have a little issue with our friends from Lamb Of God, so unfortunately they will not be joining us for the two shows at The Forum on December 17 and 18. That's the bad news... the good news is that our bros in Machine Head are rushing back to the States from Europe to step in on those two nights. And of course no show would be complete without The Sword kicking things off, so they'll be there too."
In 2005, Lamb Of God were famously banned from playing The Forum venue, owned by The Faithful Central Bible Church, because church leaders were offended by the group's previous name "Burn The Priest"... and it seems they still are!
Kaledon have announced they'll be filming their 10th-anniversary concert on October 30 at Stazione Birra in Morena, Italy. The concert will be entirely filmed with 5 professional television cameras and will become Kaledon's first live DVD. The band will be joined at the event by its original singer Anthony Drago, who will sing four songs with the group.
Kaledon's cover version of the Queen classic "We Will Rock You" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the Japanese edition of the Italian power metallers' new album, "Legend Of The Forgotten Reign Chapter 5: A New Era Begins", which was released this June.
French metallers Glorior Belli have issued the following update:
"Father, glory thou shall see!
The French purveyors of Luciferian illumination will soon enter the studio to record their new full-length called "Meet Us At The Southern Sign". As for now, the album is made of 11 tracks... To be released in 2009 via Candlelight Records worldwide.
Swedish metaller Zonaria have uploaded a new track, entitled "Contra Mundum", on their MySpace page. The song comes off the band's second full-length album "The Cancer Empire", to be released later this month. All info about the album here.
Norwegian "trollish" metallers Trollfest has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for the upcoming third album, "Villanden", due before the end of the year via Omvina Records.
01. Wo Bin Ich Jetz Aufgewacht?
02. Der JegerMeister
03. Uraltes Elemente
05. Per, Pål Og Brakebeins Abenteuer
06. Der Uhr Ist Skandaløst Schändlich
07. God Fart
09. En Ny Erfaring
11. Die Kirche Undt Der Mache
Finnish symphonic folk metaller Kivimetsän Druidi have uploaded all the songs from the band's soon-to-be-released debut album "Shadowheart" so that all of you can pre-listen it now. "Shadowheart" can now be streamed for one week at the band's MySpace page.
Kruger have issued the following update on band's MySpace page:
"As we're faithful in love and sex, we're cheating with bass players! The October tour will finally be done along with Tvo, aka Thierry Van Osselt. He was Knut's former bass player (yep, we barely change...). We're still looking for the right guy to help us out on the few other slots, until the only one and original Kruger bassist Blaise comes back from Canada next January. We're looking forward to this 5000 km 'one beer per hundred miles tour', starting next Friday flyer]. Hope to catch you on the road!"