22:40 - Maco Well I have to say, when I listened to the vocals in Schammasch's Contradiction and Vektor's Terminal Redux my ears were seriously damaged and I'm not even sure if they are 100% healed. So I give you that. :P
22:33 - Marcel Hubregtse Yet you seem to think Cody's vocals are great. If I were you I would go see a doctor and have your ears checked. :p
Good news everyone! At The fucking Gates will do a limited run of select shows in 2011.
Commented the band: "Simply put, we had the time of our lives during the 2008 reunion and have decided to do a couple of more shows. Although we won't be touring extensively, and we stick to the initial promise of not making anymore music. Please check our homepage and MySpace for updates."
The first confirmed show in 2011 is the Metaltown Festival, set to take place June 17-18, 2011 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Other confirmed acts on that billing include: System Of A Down, Cradle Of Filth, Parkway Drive and Raubtier.
At The Gates also confirmed for Tuska Open Air, taking place in Helsinki, Finland on July 22, 2011.
Short audio samples of all the tracks on the upcoming new Motörhead album The Wörld Is Yours can now be streamed at Amazon.de.
Motörhead will be releasing The Wörld Is Yours via an exclusive publishing deal with Classic Rock magazine on December 14. The standard CD release of The Wörld Is Yours will go on sale on January 17, 2011, through Motörhead's own label, Motörhead Music, distributed via EMI Label Services.
The Wörld Is Yours cover art] tracklist:
01. Born To Lose
02. I Know How To Die
03. Get Back In Line
04. Devils In My Head
05. Rock 'N' Roll Music
06. Waiting For The Snake
07. Brotherhood Of Man
09. I Know What You Need
Waiting for January 14th and the release of the new Belphegor opus Blood Magick Necromance is too hard? Then this studio trailer will help and give you a first glimpse of what's to come. Check out the trailer below, and leave your thoughts in the comment section.
Blood Magick Necromance album details were previously reported here.
Finnish symphonic folk metallers Crimfall have uploaded a brand-new track , called "Frost Upon Their Graves", on their MySpace page.
Added the band: "To celebrate the independence day of Finland, we want to give our loyal fans an early xmas present. The new album is basically one long song divided to a shorter sections. This song, "Frost Upon Their Graves" is the 3rd one. This time we will take you to the cold and merciless North!"
As a tribute to the US city that first played their music, Rush confirms that the Cleveland performance of their Time Machine Tour show on April 15th at the Quicken Loans Arena will be filmed for a full-length release.
Cleveland is remarkable for being one of the very first US cities where the band performed, in addition to being the first city to provide American airplay. This will be a must-see event for Rush fans in Cleveland - and for everyone able to make the road trip as it is will also mark the first live full-length filming on US soil. Tickets for Cleveland go on sale on Saturday, December 11th with pre-sales for Rush fan-club and CITI cardmembers beginning December 7th.
On the Time Machine Tour - An Evening With Rush the band will perform their 1981 Moving Pictures in its entirety for the first time, as well as material from the band's upcoming studio album Clockwork Angels.
Singapore-based black/death thrashers Impiety have changed drummers again.
The band's previous drummer, Andrea Janko, had to leave the fold due to a severe illness. The band already found a new drummer in Atum, known from his work in Divine Codex, Tundra, Malfeitor and as live drummer for Setherial.
Atum has been part of Impiety for a month now, with his successful live debut in Vicenza on December 4th. Next weekend the band will play at the Rites of Darkness Festival in Texas. This will mark the band's first-ever USA appearance. More info about the festival can be found at this location.
Australian melodic death metal act Universum have finally uploaded a new track to be featured on the upcoming Mortuus Machina.
"We have uploaded the first mix of the Mortuus Machina song "Sum Of The Universe". It features guest vocals from Christian Alvestam (ex-Scar Symmetry, Solution .45) along with lead solos from both Nightrage axemen Olof Morck and Marios Iliopoulos. It's one of the album's more melodic tracks and will be even more ballsy once producer Jens Bogren is finished with it!"
Check out "Sum Of The Universe" over at MySpace.
For more details about the new Universum release, Mortuus Machina, and a complete list of guest musicians, visit this page.
Dark Tranquillity will perform in India for the first time on February 12, 2011. The band commented as follows:
"We're very proud and excited to announce that we'll play in India for the first time. On February 12, 2011, we'll perform at the BITS Pilani in Hyderabad, India. Support will come from local metallers Kryptos."
The show will be part of the national annual music festival Pearl, set to take place February 10-13. More info about the festival will be revealed on December 10 at this location.
According to an official press release, the most infamous blasphemers in heavy metal history, Deicide, are set to release their long-awaited new album To Hell With God on February 21st, 2011 in Europe (February 15th, 2011 in the US). This smouldering heap of brutality will certainly find itself at the forefront of much backlash due to its themes but critics will not be able to deny the sheer brilliance of a band that has once again redefined the face of death metal.
To Hell With God cover artwork was created by Alesandr "Kwaadnar" Balinets and Eugene "jOnny" Postehaylo, of GrimTwins.com.
Deicide is also set to embark on a trail of destruction in support of the new album. First up is the God Is Dead - To Hell With God US tour kicking off February 15th, 2011 and featuring support from Belphegor, Blackguard, Neuraxis and Pathology. European tour dates will be announced soon.
Miami-based Grindcore act Maruta have finished work on their new album - the band's second for Willowtip Records - entitled Forward Into Regression. A release set has been set for February 22, 2011. Germany's Power It Up Records will be releasing a gatefold LP version. A release date for the vinyl is TBD.
Vocalist Mitchell Luna comments: "So we finished wrapping up full-length number two, and I can honestly say that we are all very proud of the outcome. We took the same open minded approach to grindcore as we have on our previous recordings, but incorporated a couple new surprises. The end result sounds more relentless, and I personally feel that it is a well rounded record that is equally emotional as it is abrasive. Stoked for it to drop!"
Blabbermouth is telling me that Godflesh mastermind Justin Broadrick has told Decibel Magazine that the band is slowly putting together ideas for a new studio album.
"It's something we're discussing all the time, and I do have bits and pieces of material," he said. "But it's something we'd really like to develop. It'd be quite easy to knock out eight to 10 in-character songs and release it as quickly as possible to capitalize on the popularity of the group, but it would feel entirely wrong. If it's another two years until another Godflesh record, so be it. The most important thing is making a record that stands up with the rest of the back catalogue. I do have this in me again, though."
Control Denied vocalist Tim Aymar has issued a very, very lengthy update on the completion of When Machine And Man Collide - the band's long-awaited sophomore release.
Before you start reading, here's a short recap I took from Blabbermouth: as you all know, Chuck Schuldiner began work on the album, but never managed to finish the effort before his health quickly deteriorated in the months leading up to his tragic death, in December 2001. The remaining members of the group subsequently announced their desire to complete the album and release it in Chuck's memory, but legal hassles between Schuldiner's family and Hammerheart Records (to whom Chuck was signed at the time of his death) put the entire project on hold. But now the family of late Death/Control Denied guitarist is moving ahead with plans to complete and eventually release the long-awaited second album.
German thrashers Assassin will be releasing their new studio album Breaking The Silence on February 25, 2011 via SPV/Steamhammer Records. The album was produced by Harris Johns (Kreator, Sodom, Voivod).
Breaking The Silence cover art] tracklist:
01. Breaking The Silence
02. Raise In The Dark
04. Turf War
05. Destroy The State
06. No Fear
07. Kill Or Be Killed
08. Real Friends
09. Strike Back
10. I Like Cola
The Hatred Sounds Festival, set to take place yesterday December 4th in Ibagué, Colombia, was postponed after the last-minute cancellation of headliners Vital Remains.
Due to visa problems of the band's tour drummer Eddy Hoffman, Vital Remains were forced to cancel the event. Andrés Castro, tour manager for the band's Latin American shows, explained to the local media that the band tried to look for some available drummers in order to attend the show in Colombia, but they were already busy working on side projects or live shows with other bands.
Vital Remains promised to announce a new date, and the festival is postponed till then. Other acts on the bill included Soulburner, Luciferian, Nihil Obstat and Sagros.