Persuader guitarist Emil Norberg has posted the following update on the band's website:
"I know I promised this a long time ago but now finally there is a clip with some excerpts from some of the songs from the new album. I know it´s been forever already, but we all hope this will satisfy you guys for a couple of more months. We´ve had a lot of stuff going on in our lives for a while but I think we are all now finally ready to finish up the work on the follow up to "When Eden Burns". As Axl Rose once said: All we need is just a little patience..."
Ahab have revealed the song titles of their upcoming as-yet-untitled record. The album will contain seven songs and will be based on the wreckage of the Essex. The band is currently mixing its sophomore album at Klangschmiede Studio E for a late spring/early summer release via Napalm Records.
The final tracklist:
01. Yet Another Raft of The Medusa (Pollard's Weakness)
02. The Divinity Of Oceans
03. O Father Sea
04. Redemption Lost
05. Tombstone Carousal
06. Gnawing Bones (Coffin's Lot)
07. Nickerson's Theme
The video for "If I Were King," the first single from Queensrÿche's highly anticipated new album "American Soldier", has received a worldwide debut on Monday, March 23 at Noon ET on Military.com, home of the largest military and veteran membership organization. The military community site, 10 million members strong, will also feature a podcast interview with lead singer Geoff Tate as well as an op-ed column that he wrote exclusively for the site.
The video can be viewed here.
The video for "If I Were King" was directed by J. Andrew Colletti and Jonathan Williams and addresses the same themes of loss and healing that are the focus of the track. The song was written based on an interview Tate conducted with Sean Lenahan, a veteran of U.S. conflicts in Somalia and Kosovo.
"Aggression Schedule", a new song from German metallers Disbelief, is available for streaming on Massacre Records' MySpace page.
"Aggression Schedule" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Protected Hell" cover artwork], which is scheduled for release on April 17 via Massacre Records. The album was recorded at MX studio in Buchen, Germany with producer Michael Mainx.
"After 10 years as the band's drummer, Jarmo Juurikka has decided to leave the group due to personal reasons. There is no grudge between him and the other members. Glora Morti is now in progress of finding a new drummer.
There has been very few updates conserning the upcoming album and we apologize for this. Things may look quiet but even as we speak, Räihä's kettles are boiling with some really nasty shit, and unnerving shrieks and wails are carrying out of his guitarcabinet. Expect the very worst humanity has to offer."
In February, bassist Aki Salonen (Neverend) joined the band as a full-time member. A comment from the band read as follows: "He has been working as a session bass player at our shows for few years now, and we felt that the time was ripe to ask him join us. During these years, Aki has proved himself to be a skilled and dedicated musician."
On his MySpace page Devin Townsend (ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Devin Townsend Band) published a brief interview announcing a new solo album, "Ki".
Townsend commented: "Ki" is the first of 4 albums in a series of albums under the moniker 'Devin Townsend Project.' Each album is essentially a different "band" (or collection of session musicians) playing my music. They were chosen based on what the theme of the album is, and the vibe that the album is trying to project. The album "Ki" is very specific in this quartet of albums in that it controls its anger throughout the album barring one song (Heaven Send), and really is an exercise in having little to prove."
"European Summer Vacation, part 2,347 will end on August 2, so that can only mean one thing... more dates in the U.S. and Canada! We just rocked Austin at SXSW and are super psyched that we'll be back in North America visiting our friends in the Fall as the World Magnetic Tour keeps rolling on. We had an amazing time on the last run in '08 and early '09 and we are so ready to do it again!
Tickets go on sale either April 4 or April 11 - please see dates below and keep watching here for more information about on sale times and support acts. Met Clubbers can check http://www.metclub.com for more info on pre-sales."
Former Gorgoroth members Gaahl and King ov Hell have chosen the new banner of God Seed to represent their art.
Posted on the band's newly created myspace page:
"God Seed was chosen for many reasons; it represents the will to grow, the god within man and nature, and the will to reach one's highest potential. God Seed is also the title of a track from the last album released under the "Gorgoroth" banner and in that respect it symbolizes what is brought from the past into a new beginning and a new future.
The album which has been in the works as a "Gorgoroth" album will now be released as the first God Seed album and should be in-stores in late 2009.
King comments: "The past 18 months has been a struggle on many levels. Therefore I'm very excited about God Seed - even on a personal level. Hopefully this will lead to growth to me personally and for the band as a whole. It's time to use my energy on something that wants to live, rather than to use my energy on something that wants to die and be part of my past!!!"
Detonation have shared that they will be hitting the studio next month to start recording their fourth full length album. The following message was posted by the band on their myspace page:
"We had a blast in the UK during the past week! Despite 2 shows being cancelled we did have a couple a very nice shows and one hell of a good time. Major thanks go out to the guys from Bloodshot Dawn, especially to Josh, who have been so kind to accommodate us, help us book the shows and support us on every one of them! Thanks as well to all other bands that supported us as well as everyone that showed up on the show, we hoped you guys enjoyed the new songs!
New songs are also what we'll be focussing on the upcoming period. We have a fair amount of new material finished and will most likely hit the studios next month to records a couple of new songs. These recordings will mainly be to see how the new songs and line-up work out in de studios, but if they turn out well we might put something here on MySpace as well."
Norwegian metallers Blood Tsunami have posted online a new song, "Castle Of Skulls", on their MySpace page.
"Castle Of Skulls" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Grand Feast For Vultures", which will be released on April 27 in Europe (May 5 in US) via Candlelight/Nocturnal Art Productions. The album was recorded at Lion Heart Studios in Oslo, Norway.