Vancouver, Canada's metal mastermind Devin Townsend has announced a special, intimate acoustic show set to take place on October 7, 2010. This free event is taking place at Vancouver's only all-metal specialty store Scrape Records. The event is to celebrate the shop's 13 years in business. The show is set to begin at 2 P.M.
The show should be for free, but there is a notice from Scrape: "Priority entrance will be given to those who have purchased or will purchase their DEVIN TOWNSEND tickets from SCRAPE or show up the day of the performance wearing any generation of SCRAPE gear. If you already have a ticket please stop by SCRAPE asap with your ticket to get your priority. Watch out for contests!!"
Sacred Oath has posted the new single "Meet Your Maker" online, which is coming from the band's album "World on Fire". The song was posted on Youtube. Footage includes some band's promotional photos. Sacred Oath's new album "World on Fire" is set to be released this fall. Release date is to be announced.
In case you were wondering what happened to French brutal death metal outfit Benighted, this should put some of your doubts to rest.
The band has posted a very short update on their official facebook page about them recording a new album. When the yet-untitled album will be released is yet-unknown but at least this should calm your nerves.
Polish female fronted Traditional Heavy Metal act Crystal Viper posted online a brand new song, taken from their forthcoming studio album "Legends", which will hit the streets on October 22, 2010 (through AFM Records in Europe and States / Spiritual Beast Records in Japan). Song titled "Blood Of The Heroes" includes guest apperance of Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner).
The album was recorded and mixed at the MP Studio in Poland, with engineer Mariusz Pietka and producer Bart Gabriel. "Legends" will feature several very special guests: Rhino (the famous ex-Manowar drummer), Stefan Kaufmann (U.D.O. Accept), Mat Sinner ¨(Primal Fear, Sinner). and Sven D'Anna & Dano Boland (Wizard). As the title suggest, all the lyrics will be based on the original Polish legends from the middle-ages.
Universal Music has announced new release dates of "The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria" DVD which will also be released in Blu-ray containing footage of the June 22, 2010 Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the rock festival featuring the "The Big Four." The DVD hits the streets on October 29 in Northern Europe, November 1 in most of the rest of the world, November 2 in North America and the full shows from all four bands will be included in the two-disc set along with behind-the-scenes and interview footage.
According to a posting on Metallica's official web site, "you can now pre-order the deluxe set in the Metallica Store. Along with the deluxe box set, you will also receive a limited-edition, exclusive RED 'The Big 4' guitar pick with one of four different print colors (white, black, silver or gold). This red guitar pick is not available in stores!"
In case you did not know, black metallers Secrets Of The Moon have been working on a new album. The band has now unveiled more information concerning the album. The album is titled The Seven Songs Ov The Seven Bells and will feature the following tracks:
01. Seven Bells
02. Blood Into Wine
04. Stillborn Icon
06. The Three Beggars (Satans Church)
Tristania are delighted to announce that violin virtuoso Pete Johansen will be joining the band on the first half of the upcoming European leg of the Rubicon Tour. After playing on the Rubicon Release Party in Stavanger, Johansen will rejoin the band in London on October 8th for the concert at Camden Underworld, and stay on board until after the Krakow concert on October 15th.
"This wasn't really planned at all. Pete was supposed to join us for the release party in Stavanger and that was all, but on our first rehearsal together just a few weeks ago everything just clicked. We did actually joke with Pete about him joining us for the tour, and little did we know that only two days after, Pete would offer his incredible talent to us for so many more gigs than planned. We're all really buzzing about this, and we think our fans will see this as a nice bonus", the band talked to Tristania.com
It´s getting dark at Wacken. There are only few bands existing which are entwined around by such lots of rumours like this band. After their last bloody show at Wacken 2004, Norwegian black metal icon Mayhem returns to Wacken. The band is fronted again by former vocalist Attila Csihar who replaced Maniac in the end of 2004.
Dawn Of Destiny has yet again announced another new drummer within a space of only four months. Its not clear what happened between the band and Boris Frenkel who joined Dawn Of Destiny back in May but concrete is that the drummer has parted ways with the band. The band states:
"After our friendly separation from Boris we can proudly announce our new drummer Matt Bauer! The former Scanner and Everflow drummer is going to push the band further. Together we will begin a new chapter of Dawn Of Destiny!!"
New York NY - Mushroomhead have finished its new video for the first single "Come On." It was directed by "House" of Precinct 13 and features fight scenes, bloody combat with stylish cinematography. House directed the band's MTV Headbanger's Ball Video Of The Year 2007 called "1200."
"Conceptually, it's about having the opportunity to vent your rage," says Mushroomhead's Skinny. "The song 'Come On' is a sucker punch and it's a metaphor for everything that's gone wrong. It's a modern day anthem for everyone who are fed up with everything, just like us."
Canadian death metal icons Kataklysm has revealed details regarding the its upcoming headlining tour of Europe. The tour, named "The Neckbreaker's Ball," will run between January 14, 2011 and February 6th. Support on the tour will come from Legion Of The Damned, Equilibrium, Månegarm and Milking The Goatmachine.
Tour dates as follows:
14.01.2011 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
15.01.2011 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
16.01.2011 DE - Berlin, K17
17.01.2011 DK - Aarhus, Voxhall
18.01.2011 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
19.01.2011 DE - Hannover, Musikzentrum
20.01.2011 DE - Lingen, Alter Schlachthof
21.01.2011 DE - Bochum, Matrix
22.01.2011 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
23.01.2011 NL - Haarlem, Patronaat
The Showdown, a new album of Allen/Land featuring Russell Allen (Symphony X) and Jon Lande (Masterplan) is set to be released in Europe on 5th November. The songs were written by Magnus Karlsson and the album was mixed by Achim Kohler.
You can also view the artwork done by Rodney Matthews at this location and watch the trailer to the album below.