19:28 - Joe Zombie Here's a treat [link] Good stuff if you ask me, among the plethora of similar bands these days.
19:18 - flightoficarus It is nice to take a break from metal when something cool pops up. I just have been finding fewer and fewer releases from other genres that pique my interest. Probably need to dig deeper.
19:07 - Lethrokai Been losing myself to the Fishmans again: [link] (Phenominal Dream Pop, for those who don't know)
18:18 - flightoficarus Maybe just the slightest hint of Enslaved in the heavier parts
18:16 - flightoficarus Some prog metal. Riffs remind me of Mastodon, but the vocals are different [link]
Here are the tracklists for the different editions of the upcoming Children Of Bodom cover album "Skeletons In The Closet", scheduled to be released worldwide this autumn.
01 "Lookin' Out My Back Door" (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
02 "Hell Is For Children" (Pat Benatar)*
03 "Somebody Put Something In My Drink" (Ramones)
04 "Mass Hypnosis" (Sepultura)
05 "Don´t Stop At The Top" (Scorpions)
06 "Silent Scream" (Slayer)
07 "She Is Beautiful" (Andrew W.K.)
08 "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" (Kenny Rogers)
09 "Bed Of Nails" (Alice Cooper)
10 "Hellion" (W.A.S.P.)
"Ruination", the new Job For A Cowboy album, is available for streaming in its entirety at the band's MySpace. The record will see a July 7, 2009 North American release date via Metal Blade Records.
"Ruination" cover art] tracklist:
01. Unfurling A Darkened Gospel
02. Summon The Hounds
03. Constitutional Masturbation
04. Regurgitated Disinformation
05. March To Global Enslavement
06. Butchering The Enlightened
07. Lords Of Chaos
08. Psychological Immorality
09. To Detonate And Exterminate
"Ruination" was tracked and mixed at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, Devildriver, Trivium).
A new Twisted Sister video for the song "30", Twisted's first new song in 11 years recorded by the band for the 25th Anniversary Edition, is available online. Click here to check it out.
"30" was originally written by Dee Snider with Marc Beeman and Sharon Lawson for the reality series Gone Country. Dee says, "While '30' was my attempt at a country song for the show, the realization was that rock 'n' roll is a direct outgrowth of country music. Since '30' was written about my Twisted Sister experience, it seemed only natural for us to record it and rock it out."
An e-card for "Across The Dark", the forthcoming album from Finnish metallers Insomnium, can be found at this location. The e-card contains audio samples of three new songs entitled "Equivalence", "Down With The Sun" and "Where The Last Wave Broke".
"Across The Dark" cover art] is scheduled for release on September 7 via Candlelight Records. The album was recorded at Fantom studio and it features guest clean vocals by Jules Näveri (Profane Omen, Enemy Of The Sun).
Candlelight Records stated: "New album "Across The Dark" shows a band that knows its strenghts but isn't afraid to evolve. Crux of the music is still melodic death metal but nuances are giving it a unique flavor. Keyboards are overwhelmingly epic and there are some stunning clean vocals by Jules Näveri. Bit of folk metal, pinch of doom, some thrashing, a whole lot of timeless melodies and progressive twists and there you have it: ingredients of the masterpiece."
German power metal band Metalium have posted a new song "Light Of Day", on their MySpace page. The song will be featured on "Grounded - Chapter VIII", the band's upcoming new album, to be released via Massacre Records.
Canadian metallers Augury have posted online a new song, "Aetheral", on their MySpace page.
"Aetheral" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Fragmentary Evidence", which is scheduled for release on July 17 in Europe (August 11 in North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.
More details about "Fragmentary Evidence" were previously reported at this location.
UPDATE (thanks to 28097)
"Faith Puppeteers", a new Augury song off the upcoming "Fragmentary Evidence" is streaming online here. "Faith Puppeteers" is a longtime mainstay in Augury live performances, featuring vocals from Youri Raymond (Unhuman, Cryptopsy).
At a time when music seems to have lost some of its distinctiveness, Brooklyn's jazzed-infused-metal experimentalists, Candiria, are back and once again ready to cross the lines of convention as they release a four volume set of rarities and remixes, "Toying With the Insanities". Volumes One and Two of "Toying With the Insanities" will be released on September 9th on Rising Pulse Records, while the final two volumes are slated for an early 2010 release. All four volumes will be released digitally, while 1,000 limited CDs of Volume One, and 300 limited LPs of Volume Two will be pressed.
"Toying With the Insanities" marks the band's first release since March 2009's "Kiss the Lie" which was delayed two years due to constraints with the band's previous label. After numerous speed bumps, "Kiss the Lie" was released on a small scale, without the assistance of a major label.
The world is eagerly awaiting the triumphant return of one of the biggest defenders of traditional heavy metal, 3 Inches Of Blood, and the anticipation continues to build to epic proportions. The stunning new album, "Here Waits Thy Doom", was tracked in Seattle's Sound House Recordings with renowned producer Jack Endino (High On Fire) and is soon to be hailed as the gospel of all things heavy. The album's official track listing is below along with some very interesting covers that span the hard rock spectrum and will be appearing as b-sides and/or bonus tracks for the upcoming release.
"Here Waits Thy Doom" is set for a September 8th release and stay tuned to the bands official MySpace page for all tour dates, videos and current news.
Mechanical Organic main man Eddie Katz (vocals, keyboards and bass) have offered the following update regarding the new album progress:
"The new Mechanical Organic release is fully mixed and we have booked mastering. We should have the finished product in our hands in about two weeks. The album will be called "Disrepair Part Two - The Pleasure Fled" and will feature the epic 17 minute track "In the Fangs of Lunacy".
For this recording Connie D is back on guitar, he played guitar on the first album "Flat Earth Society" and I also have a man named Evan Harris on bass. He played in a progressive metal band named Taramis in the 80's and 90's and he is now playing in well known bands such and Eyefear and Black Majesty. He is an awesome bass player and has made a big difference to the Mechanical Organic sound."
On May, 16th, the Brazilian prog rock/metal band Deventter will begin recording its new album at the renowned Creative Studios in São Paulo. This is the same recording studio used by famous Brazilian bands such as Angra, Shaman, Krisiun, etc. Even Paul Di Anno has already recorded there.
Deventter will start recording the drums, following by the guitars. The guitar player André Marengo does not hide your excitement for the beginning of the recordings.
"We are anxious to begin recording the new CD. We all developed as musicians and this reflected in the new compositions that are heavier than our first album".
In times where much is discussed about the pros and cons of new technologies in front of the "vintage" recording methods, Deventter wants to merge the best of both worlds. "We are fans of pedals and effects. We use equipment from vintage to VST's, analog and digital effects. The important thing is to get the sound we want," says keyboardist Hugo Bertolaccini that defends the conventional recordings in studios instead of the home recordings, so in vogue at the moment. "We want to maximize the resources that Creative Studios is offering us. They have more than enough tools to meet our musical ambitions. Moreover, the studio works with a variety of bands and musical styles, and we will explore techniques that normally are not used in rock"
The debut album of Italian deathcore band Corroosion will be out this Fall under the UK label Rising Records (home of Trigger The Bloodshed, Bleed From Within, The Argent Dawn). The album will be entitled "Punish The Mind". More info, cover preview, tracklist, song preview, new MySpace layout and new gigs coming soon.
Din Brad, the folk project of Negură Bunget drummer Negru, is proud to announce "Dor" as the title of its debut album.
According to a press release, "Dor" is a unique Romanian word/concept describing a fundamental characteristic of the local spirit. "Dor" is your heart longing for something you had and then lost, longing for something you wished for yet never had, longing for a person, a place, a time... "Dor" reflects a Romanian mythical time, in the same way as "Plai" reflects a Romanian mythical space. As a first step in the exploration of local traditional soundscapes, the album "Dor" is composed out of two distinct elements. On one side there are authentic Romanian traditional songs, sung by local performers and recorded in their original environment. On the other side there are some personal visions and reinterpretations of Romanian traditional music, performed and recorded in the studio, some featuring some prestigious guests. Both are mended by the same feeling powering them - "dorul". While the first part is the result of years of investigations into what is still alive today from the Romanian musical and spiritual ancestral traditions, the second part is a personal expression influenced by Din Brad's understanding and living of the lands that gave them birth.
Ensiferum have revealed the first details about their upcoming fourth studio album. The new album will be entilted "From Afar" and is scheduled for a September 9th release via Spinefarm Records. The record was produced by Tero Kinnunen (Nightwish, Amorphis) and Janne Joutsenniemi (who also produced "Victory Songs") and was mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, Amorphis).
"From Afar" tracklist:
01. By the Dividing Stream
02. From Afar
03. Twilight Tavern
04. Heathen Throne
05. Elusive Reaches
06. Stone Cold Metal
07. Smoking Ruins
08. Tumman Virran Taa
09. The Longest Journey (Heathen Throne Part II)
10. Vandraren (Nordman cover) (available only on the limited edition version)
Polish female fronted True Heavy Metal act Crystal Viper have recorded a full-length track for the forthcoming "ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild" compilation (coming soon on Remedy Records). The song titled "Libertalia" was produced by Bart Gabriel (who also appeared with some backing vocals in the song). For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/reunation and http://www.running-wild.net.
Crystal Viper has lately also recorded another cover song: "Obsession (It Burns For You)" for the forthcoming "A Tribute To Virgin Steele" compilation. German fans will have occasion too see Crystal Viper live on stage at this year's edition of the mighty Magic Circle Festival, headliner by the legendary Kings Of Metal, Manowar (18.07.2009, Loreley).
Since the beginning of June, The Vision Bleak are back in Klangschmiede Studio E to record their fourth, as-yet-untitled studio album.
"On our new album, we are going to unite the strengths of our three previous records," the band says about the new material. "There will be everything from the straight-on dark rock of our debut album via the atmospheric soundscapes typical of "Carpathia" to the furious thrash riffs we celebrated on "The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey". And yet, this album is going to contain a few surprises as well!"
Further news about the recording process can be found under http://www.studioe.de and http://www.the-vision-bleak.de.