23:56 - psykometal Speaking of that, gotta figure out how we're going to reflect the obvious member change from a male to female bass player (of which the popular, and seemingly obvious, opinion is that said new female bassist is Sean Yseult... :/
Belgian Atmospheric Black metal band Thurisaz will release their new album, The Cimmerian Years, in May through Sleaszy Rider Records.
The band released the following statement: "First of all, we're glad to say that, after more than a year being in and out of the studio, the recording, mixing and mastering of the new album The Cimmerian Years finally came to an end. Last Sunday we officially spent our last minutes in the CCR-studio, adjusting and adding the last samples!
Second of all, we're proud to announce that we signed a deal with Sleaszy Rider RecordsS from Greece (Ancient, The Elysian Fields, Prejudice)! They will release our third album The Cimmerian Years, which will be available in May 2011!
Earlier this week the word got out that Extreme Noise Terror vocalist Phil Vane passed away at the age of 46.
The founding co-vocalist of the British crust punk/grindcore band reportedly passed away last Thursday already (February 17th). Although no official cause of death has yet been released, it is rumored he died in his sleep.
The surviving members of Extreme Noise Terror released the following statement regarding Vane's passing: "The rumors are true. We're sorry to announce that Phil passed away recently. The band will make a full statement soon but for now we need to take the time to come to terms with this terrible loss."
Irish metallers Primordial have revealed the artwork and tracklisting for their upcoming album, Redemption At The Puritan's Hand, which will be released on April 23rd in Europe (April 26th in North America) via Metal Blade Records.
About the front art, vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga commented: "So it's finished, ready, done and dusted as they say. The cover was done again by our by now resident art executioner Paul McCarroll from Unhinged Art. Simple I think you will admit but definitely one that we argued least about through all the years, dark, macabre and beautiful it perfectly portrays the themes of the new album, which I will get into shortly."
Redemption At The Puritan's Hand cover art] tracklist:
"Into Submission", a brand new song from Australian metallers Assaulter, is available for streaming on Stereogum.
Another new track, entitled "Dying Day", was previously posted at the band's MySpace page.
"Into Submission" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Boundless, which will be released on March 15th in North America through Metal Blade Records. A pre-order of the album is available at this location.
Boundless cover art] tracklist:
03. Into Submission
04. Slave To King
05. The Perpetual War
06. Exalt The Master
07. Dying Day
08. The Great Subterfuge
"Disappear", a brand new song from Swedish metallers The Haunted, was premiered on last night's (February 21) edition of BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show With Daniel P Carter". The program is now available for streaming for the next six days at this location. "Disappear" can also be heard at this location on Youtube.
"Disappear" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Unseen, which will be released in late March via Century Media Records.
Unseen cover art] tracklist:
01. Never Better
02. No Ghost
03. Catch 22
07. The Skull
08. Ocean Park
09. The City
11. All Ends Well
French metallers Blut Aus Nord will release their new album, 777 - Sect(s), on April 18 (April 19 in North America) via Debemur Morti Productions. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Earthsound Studio. The artwork was created by Chilean artist Daniel Valencia from Fenomeno Design and can be viewed below:
Sarke, the Norwegian band featuring Thomas "Sarke" Bergli (Khold, Tulus, Old Man's Child, Sensa Anima) and Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone), will release its sophomore album, Oldarhian, on April 15 via Indie Recordings.
Oldarhian cover art] tracklist:
02. Pilgrim Of The Occult
04. Passage To Oldarhian
05. Flay The Wolf
07. Paradigm Lost
08. Novel Dawn
09. Burning Of The Monoliths
10. The Stranger Brew
Celebrated progressive rock / cutting-edge metal band Between The Buried And Me (also BTBAM) has inked a worldwide recording deal with Metal Blade Records. The award-winning North Carolina quintet will kick off the partnership with the April release of its new album The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues.
Guitarist Paul Waggoner commented: "We are delighted in the opportunity to join the Metal Blade family. Their commitment to heavy music over the years is inspiring and we look forward to becoming a part of the ever-growing legacy of the label. Our new release, titled The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues will hit the streets in April. We are confident that our dedicated fans will appreciate it and hopeful that we will gain the attention of some new ears as well. In closing, I'd like to reference a quote from the illustrious Joe Dirt: "Life's a garden, dig it"."