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.
Together with director Paolo Marchione Klimt 1918 shot a fantastic video clip to the song "Ghost Of A Tape Listener" from their last year's album "Just In Case We'll Never Meet Again (Soundtrack For The Cassette Generation)".
Additionally a digital EP of "Ghost Of A Tape Listener" will be released on April 10th, 2009, featuring the unreleased Klimt 1918 track "Blackeberg 1918". In tandem to this, there will also be a strictly limited Digipak EP (lim. 250), which will only be available for Prophecy club members and from the ProMedia online store.
Tracklist "Ghost Of A Tape Listener" cover art] EP:
01. Ghost Of A Tape Listener ("Just In Case..."-Version)
Vorum will release their first MCD baptized "Grim Death Awaits" in 24th of April 2009 through Woodcut Records. Prelisten to the MCD at http://www.vorumdeath.com, Last.fm or http://www.myspace.com/vorumdeath.
Vorum is a death metal band hailing from Ahvenanmaa, Finland and came to existence in the winter of 2006. The three members J.Johansson, M. Jalava and M. Josefsson started rehearsing almost daily and began focusing on writing songs. After a while the band (then under the moniker of Haudankaivaja) did a demo in the summer of 2007 wich contained 7 songs and was recorded by M. Josefssons brother Jesper. This demo was never officially released. The band played a few gigs in Mariehamn and in late February of 2008, Vorum went to Panu Posti to record a new demo that later came to gather some attention. The demo of 2008 was well received in reviews on internet fanzines like imperiumi. net but as well in magazines such as Miasma, and a few cd-r demos was sent out to people who asked for it. Vorum has had some radio plays in the YleX Metalliliitto show and was seen on the front cover of the Finnish metal/rock magazine "Inferno" this year. The latest demo in question is now going to be released as an MCD by Woodcut Records named "Grim Death Awaits" and it is the bands first official release. Vorum is now slowly but steady writing new material for their debut full-length album.
Australian metal/hard rock band Dreadnaught release a new single, "The Push" this Wednesday 25th. The song will be available as an audio stream from MySpace, mp3.com.au and with accompanying film clip from youtube and MySpace video.
"The Push" is taken from the forthcoming self-titled album due for release in early May. The Melbourne launch for the album will be held at the Northcote Social Club on May 1st with special guests Argument Soul (Japan), The Ocularis Infernum, and Geer.
Nnirnaeth released a new song from his upcoming album "Splendour Of The Abyss" on http://www.myspace.com/officialnirnaeth, entitled "My Misanthropy". Moreover, the band is looking for a manager and a label.
The tracklisting of "Splendour Of The Abyss" is as follows:
01. My Misanthropy
02. Let Me Inside
03. The Encounter
05. Spirit Elimination
07. Grace Beyond The Flesh
09. Place Of Solace
A studio report containing audio extracts can be found at this location.
"As some of you know, we are writing for our third full-length album. It's been a bit of a slow going thing. We are trying to make a record that has a classic and timeless feel to it. Some of you may also know that "Riders Of The Plague" is going to be a hard album to top. We are doing whatever it takes to do just that. We have some ideas up our sleeves to involve you fans on this next record as well. The last time, we had many of our fans put their names in our CD insert. Keep your eyes open for something a whole lot cooler than that. The music is coming along. We will be posting video footage of the pre-production and the recording in the months to come."
The new Morifade album is entitled "Empire Of Souls" and will be a 10 track album. The band adds: "The album is now complete with cover and layout and will be presented to various labels, our hope is that the album will be released during 2009. We'll be back with cover design and also some audio clips from the album!"
The album was recorded at White Light Studio in Linköping, Sweden.
An official statement regarding the band's activities was posted on their MySpace page on Thursday and reads as follows:
"It's about time we rise from the dormant and break the silence, to give you all an update from the Mnemic camp!
Its been too damn long since the last update, which i must apologize for. First of all, a really late Happy New Year from the lads in Mnemic to all of you reading this. Since we took a break from touring in 2008, apart from playing a few shows with Metallica (Yes, I still mention this cause I'm damn proud of it!), things have been quite productive. We have definitely not been lazy, that's for sure. As we did recharge our batteries, in this break, we also fell the hunger for creativity and started writing new material. Already by now I can confirm that we have 11 brand new songs written, and we are still a long way from finishing. The plan is of course to write as many songs as possible until we are 110% satisfied with all the material. For now the title of the album is set as "Sons of the System".
Swedish metallers Thyrfing have issued the short following update:
"We are glad to welcome Fredrik Jansson (ex-Dysplasia) as new full-time member and guitarist of Thyrfing. Fredrik has been helping us out as session member during the shows we made in 2008 and it has been working out extremely well on all levels. So from today, the band is back as a six-piece again!"