French Metallers Dagoba issued the following update:
"After several months of intensive work, all the songs for the new Dagoba album are written, and even the orchestrations and other electronic additions finalized. We are very satisfied and proud of the achieved work, and will work once again with Tue Madsen, who affirmed he wants to make the monster sound as it deserves to sound, which means VERY extreme! The new Dagoba album will bear the name "Face The Colossus", and the artwork will be the work of a graphic originator for the "God Of War II" video game."
According to a news post on the Pulverised Records website, reunited Swedish Thrashmongers Deceiver are back with attack and it's a great pleasure to have them under the Pulverised family. Slated for a new album for the summer of 2008, the new album will simply be entitled "Thrashing Heavy Metal". Expect more details to be announced in time to come.
More info on Deceiver at http://www.myspace.com/deceiverswe.
Pulverised Records also recently signed with Those Who Bring The Torture and Guillotine.
Due to the compromised server security we had to take our server down for tracking events and maintenance. So far everything is fine. Metal Storm lives on! Furthermore, in the beginning of the next week we will be going offline again for some further upgrades, sorry for that inconvenience but it's for the common good.
Italian metallers Theatres Des Vampires have announced that their upcoming album "Anima Noir" cover] will be released on 2 May 2008 through Aural Music/SPV.
The album's tracklist:
02. Unspoken Words
05. From The Deep
06. Blood Addiction
08. Wherever You Are
09. Two Seconds
10. Anima Noir
"Kain," "Unspoken Words" and "Rain" are streaming at this location.
The following statement was also posted on the band's website:
"Anima Noir.. the new chapter of "the vampire chronicles" is near to be released, produced by Aural Music/SPV
After 3 years from the last Full Lenght Album "Pleasure and Pain", after the successfull release of the live DVD "The Addiction tour" and the double live cd "Desire of Damnation" in 2007, Theatres des Vampires is back with a new Full Lenght.
As posted on the band's website, Iron Maiden will be releasing yet another "Best Of" CD:
"As you guys will have read from our press release, 'the best of' is to help introduce new friends into the world of Maiden. We are not trying to sell this to the legions of our well valued Maiden supporters who probably already have these 'tracks' (and no doubt the entire collection of albums!).
From the amount of tickets sold there are a lot of people coming to our shows this year who won't have seen us before, so this is intended for them as an introduction, similar to previous ones of this nature. As with 'Edward the Great' we will arrange for the front and back cd artwork to be available for you to print free nearer the release date so, if you want, you can have them for your collections."
Estonian pagan metallers Urt have updated their myspace page with two tracks entitled "Pohjala Paganad" and "Karjed Pimedast Metsast." Both tracks come from the band's upcoming album "Saatanhark II - Ussikuningas" which is scheduled to be released later this year. The album features guest appearance such as L.O.N. from the Hellveto, Krauklis from Urskumug and Riho "Sorts" Kiiber from Ignorabimus.
Folk metallers Týr have posted the following update on their website:
"Due to injury Kári Streymoy will not be able to man the drumkit during the coming Paganfest tour in Europe, Canada and the US. We are sad at not having him with us, but we have found a worthy replacement for the Europe part of the Paganfest in 20-year old Amon Djurhuus, also from the Faroe Islands.
Amon was first introduced to drumming by Kári himself and has studied with him for a number of years. We've rehearsed with Amon wielding the drumsticks and are confident in his ability to fill Kári's shoes.
For the Canadian and US part of the Paganfest Merlin Sutter, the drummer from Eluveitie, will fill in for Kári."
According to Century Media website, Danish metallers Mercenary now offers you the chance to listen to their new album "Architect Of Lies" in its entirety. Just head for http://www.myspace.com/mercenarydenmark and enjoy the new tracks!
Produced by the renowned Jacob Hansen, "Architect Of Lies" proves to be a stunning fusion of metallic aggression, progressive elements and catchy melodies and will be released on the following dates:
Denmark: March 17, 2008.
Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Benelux / Italy: March 21, 2008.
UK / France / Greece / Norway / Rest Of Europe: March 24, 2008.
Spain / Portugal: March 25, 2008.
Sweden / Finland / Hungary: March 26, 2008.
Dutch thrash/death metal band MagnaCult have been added to the DevilDriver tour line-up this coming April.
The dates are:
27.04 TOURCOING (FR), Grand-Mix
28.04 KÖLN (D), Die Werkstatt
29.04 PARIS (FR), Le Trabendo
30.04 LUXEMBOURG (LUX), Rockhal Club
The band released their successful debut album 'Synoré' through Rusty Cage Records last year. The record was produced and mixed by Jochem Jacobs (Textures) and Bouke Visser at the famous Dutch Split Second Sound Studios.
MagnaCult recently posted a third track, 'Identity 676', on their Myspace (www.myspace.com/magnacult) from their album 'Synoré'.
Oddleif Stensland from Communic has issued the following update on the band's MySpace page:
"This time we believe that we have created our most diverse and heavy stuff ever, but it is still Communic all the way. It has been two years since the release of "Waves Of Visual Decay" and the energy from touring and live gigging has left a few marks on this new album. The production by Jacob Hansen is crisp and fresh, and takes our sound to a new level, while the artwork by Jan Yrlund just completes it all as it fits the theme and atmosphere of this album perfectly. Release date has been set to 30.05.08."
New album title will be "Payment Of Existence" cover] and has the following tracklisting:
Vocalist Ben Goreskin of Britain's Gorerotted has issued the following blog on the band's MySpace:
"The boys have literally just entered Parlour Sounds Studios with Producers Russ Russell and James Dunkley to begin production on "Get Dead Or Die Trying", and I'll be joining them in a few weeks to lay down some vocals. We're incredibly excited to be working with these reputable gentlemen and also to lay down our most accomplished, diverse and strongest material to date. I'll try and update how it's going from time to time, I aint gonna fill this page with irrelevant shite though, you can ask us more on our forum if you want cos we'll try and check in there from time to time."
Metal Storm received the following good news from bassist Rodrigo Gálvez of Chilean doom metallers Mar De Grises:
"Yes, this is official.
We have a new album and we have confirmed our second tour over Europe. After a long period of silence, we are glad to announce the release of our new album.
"Draining The Waterheart" cover] is the title, and in 8 tracks it contains more than 60 minutes of an intense and unique kind of music. We took quite a long time to compose and record it, but we are pleased with the result. As always, our musical limits at the time of composing it were still very few.
The songs have varied structures and musical arrangements; the guitars are very varied in terms of melody. We tried a lot of new things, and in general, this album seems to be a bit more aggressive and technical. About the title of the album and songs, they represent, in some way, an act of liberation of our most deep feelings. The endless contradictions of a thinking being yet emotional, illusions, disillusions, and our most bitter feelings conjugate, inspiring us in this new sonorous story.
Belgium's Leng Tch'e have psoted the following blog on their MySpace page:
"As you can see we've revamped our MySpace site. We thought this would be a good occasion to make a couple of announcements, so here goes:
We're currently recording 4 brand new songs for a split 7"/MCD release with our good friends in Fuck The Facts. The split album will be released by Power It Up Records in the summer. These songs will be the first recordings with our new drummer Tony and will be a taste of what's to come on our next full length, due in 2009.
We're also working on a tour of Canada in November. Yup that's right, we'll be invading the frostbitten tundra once again. We've become way too lean these past two years so it's time to replenish our bodies with poutine."
"Mike Kimball has resigned his position in Dying Fetus. Here is a statement from Mike: "This is easily the most difficult decision I've ever had to make in my life. I have had moments where I felt that it might be time to part ways with Dying Fetus but didn't want to accept it, out of love for performing as a musician, and of course being less than thrilled with the prospect of disappointing my band mates or the fans. Being in Dying Fetus has been an amazing experience, and I'm eternally grateful to the guys in the band (past and present), as well as all of our crew members, all the bands we have toured with, and most of all the fans for their support. Thank you all so much!"