Roadrunner team have posted the following update concerning the special edition of Ghost Reveries:
"More Opeth is always a good thing and Ghost Reveries, an album many consider to be their best effort to date is getting expanded. Get ready to experience an Opeth album in a whole new way with the Ghost Reveries Special Edition.
01. Ghost of Perdition
02. The Baying of the Hounds
03. Beneath The Mire
05. Reverie/Harlequin Forest
06. Hours of Wealth
07. The Grand Conjuration
08. Isolation Years
09. Soldier Of Fortune (Deep Purple cover)
* "Beyond Ghost Reveries" - A 40 Minute Documentary
* Music Video For "The Grand Conjuration"
* 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of "Ghost Reveries"
Bassist Glenn Barry from Power Metal band Kamelot will be absent from some shows on the band's North American tour. Barry and his wife Kristin will be expecting their second child around the time of the tour, so for that reason he will be away. Royal Anguish bassist Sean Tibbets will be filling in for Barry on the select shows of the first leg of the tour.
In other Kamelot news, two more supports for the band's North American tour have been announced. Aghora and Wolff Pack will join Cryptic Vision, Ben Jackson and Jon Drenning and Dana Burnell from Crimson Glory as supports for Kamelot.
Jani Liimatainen (Sonata Arctica) will replace J-P Alanen (ex-Celesty) for a while. Alanen has been given strict orders by his doctor not to do gigs for a week because of some health issues. Liimatainen, (who was a member of Altaria during the first five years), will replace J-P on the gigs until Alanen is fully recovered.
Altaria's gig list for this week:
14.09.2006 Rock's Bar & Club, Savonlinna
15.09.2006 Night Life, Lahti
16.09.2006 Ravintola Karhu, Kitee
Atrox are currently working on their fifth studio album. This was posted by Edwald on their official website:
"During the last months we've been working hard with our next full length album. And currently we're looking for the right label to release it.
So what can we tell you about this album?
Well, Atrox has always been considered visionaries in the metal genre. This will in no way change with this album, however this time it is a quite different Atrox than on the previous releases. Mainly because of the latest roster change, and primarily in the new all-male-vocal department. But the new material is likely to reach out to a much broader and diverse audience, because of the vast musical diversity of the six musicians. With this album, the Atrox sound is presented in a new wrapping - a metal based fundament spiced up with elements of elektronika, pop, jazz and funky balooba!
Death Metal/Grindcore band Napalm Death have added another date to their North American tour. It's a show with Napalm Death and Exodus only (rather than the bigger list of bands for all the other US shows). It will be on the 25th September at The Static Bar in Topeaka, KS, USA.
In other Napalm Death news, the band has just released a new e-card. The e-card is posted on the band's record label Century Media's website. On the e-card you can listen to the new song 'When All Is Said And Done', view details on the new album 'Smear Campaign' like track lists, different album versions, different covers, album release dates, etc.
ANGTORIA-Official NorthAmerican releasedate for "God has a plan for us all" is set to October 17.
We are happy to announce that The debutalbum will be distributed by KOCH Entertainment Which is the market leader among independent labels and distributors in both the U.S. and Canada and its record labels had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents in 2002/2003.
Arch Enemy will team up with Coldworker (the Örebro, Sweden-based band consisting of current and former members of such bands as Nasum, Relentless, Carnal Grief, Ruin and hobos) and Path Of No Return for this year's Close-Up Made Us Do It tour, which will make stops in Sweden and Denmark during November. The dates are as follows:
Because of the first Cannibal Corpse show in Sydney being sold out so quickly, and so much interest being showed, Cannibal Corpse have announced a second appearance to Sydney. The second show will be on Sunday 8th October at the Gaelic Club, Sydney. As well as that, it will be all ages.
Here is a posting on Cannibal Corpse's official website: "Due to tickets all but sold out for the first show in Sydney & with an overwhelming request by fans, Soundworks Touring is excited to announce that a second date in Sydney has been added to the Cannibal Corpse tour of Australia, with the inclusion of an all ages section. This is the only extra show the band will be performing".
Information about purchasing tickets, all the dates, etc can be seen here.
Last week Power/Progressive Metal band Angra shot the video to their new song 'The Course Of Nature'. The song will be the first single off Angra's upcoming album 'Aurora Consurgens' (which will be released in October). The video was filmed in São Paulo, Brazil and was directed by Carina Zaratin. Naomi Ohno from Burrn! Magazine attended the shooting. She interviewed the whole band for her magazine, and for the program for Loud Park Festival '06 where Angra will be playing (in October).
By visiting www.angra.net you can see a still shot of the band in their video.
In September 2003, West Virginia guitarists Jeff Boggs and Jeff Westlake began work on a new experiment, a compelling modern heavy rock tour de force like no other on the scene an outfit designed to destroy musical and industry barriers.
Jeff Westlake on the blueprints behind HYDROGYN, "We wanted something a broad audience could love but also be something special. Something that stood out."
Fortified with cutting edge riffs, intelligent lyrics and massive hooks delivered by Julie (just Julie), a stunning front lady with a multi-octave range, the result is a formula set to conquer everything from Alternative Rock to Modern Hard Rock to Classic Metal without sacrificing credibility.
One of Sweden's finest metal vocalists - Kristian Andrén - joins BLOODBOUND!
Official statement from the band:
We're proud to announce that one of Sweden's finest metal vocalists, Kristian Andrén, has joined the band. He is previously known from Memento Mori (featuring members from King Diamond, Mercyful Fate and Dream Evil) where he replaced Candlemass singer Messiah. He was also the original voice in Wuthering Heights and Tad Morose. Kristian is an extraordinary singer and front man with an incredible voice and we're very exited to have him on board!
We are also happy to announce that Tomas' younger brother Henrik Olsson is our new rhythm guitar player. Henrik is an experienced and highly educated musician with a background in jazz and can handle most musical styles. A new bass player will be announced shortly.
Countdown begins!!! We all are feverishly awaiting the release of KROKUS's 15th studio album called "HELLRAISER".
Starting October, KROKUS will embark on their "HELLRAISER" world tour, starting out in Scandinavia and Continental Europe, continuing in the first half of 2007 with the Americas. And make some noise, fans from "down under". Maybe this time we come and visit you in Australia & New Zealand as well. A special treat for fans and KROKUS alike will be a concert in late November in Malta, Marc's original home country. Last time Marc toured Malta with a band was with TEA in the seventies and Malta is getting ready for a pecial "welcome" of KROKUS and their native son!
The singer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden has a well-known interest in flying. Bruce Dickinson is an experienced pilot and he has flewn fans between different cities in big aircrafts.
At the competition Aero Grand Prix at Malta, the organizers had hired Dickinson to have his name on the posters. His mission was to comment the races when they were in progress in his own two-seated plane. Afterwards he was supposed to "spend some time with the fans", as the organizers have written on the homepage of the competition.
But instead of a spectacular show, Bruce Dickinson had to witness a tradegy when Eddie Goggins and Gabor Vargas collided with their planes. "His plane was just behind, he couldn't have been more than 50 meters away", says Matthew Mirabelli.
Danish death/thrash metallers Hatesphere have been added to the previously announced Unleashed, Krisiun, and Belphegor tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
February 8 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
February 9 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
February 11 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
February 15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
March 5 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House