Modern metal combo Raunchy will release their highly anticipated new album A Discord Electric through Lifeforce Records on September 20th in Denmark, October 8th in Germany/Austria/Switzerland, October 11th rest of Europe, and on October 12th in the US.
With uncompromising old-school thrash rhythms and potent electro-sounds, combining the hymns of modernity and tradition, A Discord Electric is the perfect metal anthem to the young and hopeless raging in a metropolis or in a redneck town all over the world. The album was produced once again by long time friend Jacob Hansen.
A short comment from the band: "This is by far the most experimental, the most challenging, and the most interesting album we have come up with since the beginning of the band. My personal take on this endeavor is quite simple actually: this album will be on the hot list when it comes out! Every member of the band has had the freedom to take things to the limits, above and beyond, and believe me, boundaries are transparent this time around, we're going totally apeshit, and you're definitely in for some big surprises with some cool guest performances by our friends in Duné on the song "Big Truth" among other exciting things", says vocalist Kasper Thomsen.
Heaven And Hell have confirmed a tribute show to the late Ronnie James Dio at the High Voltage Festival in London on Saturday 24th July 2010.
An announcement on the band's website reads as follows: "On the 16th May 2010 Ronnie James Dio passed away and the world of music mourned the loss of the greatest voice of heavy metal. Dio was a truly iconic figure in music, whose work with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and most recently Heaven And Hell defined a genre.
Heaven And Hell were set to be on the road in Europe this summer when news came through that despite the amazing progress he was making Ronnie wouldn't be well enough to tour and those shows were cancelled. But now, remaining members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice are set to play a one off-show to celebrate his life and work. The band will be completed by Glenn Hughes and Jorn Lande who will both contribute vocals. Former Deep Purple/Black Sabbath star Glenn Hughes was a close friend of Ronnie's for many years and performed a musical tribute at Ronnie's funeral service in Los Angeles. Norwegian Jorn Lande is best known in the UK as the vocalist for power metal band Masterplan, he has also released many solo albums including a tribute to Ronnie. It promises to be a fitting celebration to a man that the metal scene owes so much.
Norwegian death metallers Goat The Head have signed to Aftermath Music.
The band commented as follows: "Ah, yeah, it's great to be back in business! It is with great anticipation and spirit we engage into cooperation with Aftermath Music, a label whose enthusiasm is both infectious and inspiring! Topnotch times!"
The band's upcoming effort Doppelgängers, the follow-up to 2007's Simian Supremacy, is slated for a September release. More album details here.
Doppelgängers was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen and "boasts 10 furious tracks exerting about every colour of the metal palette." One of the new tracks "Neolithic Rocket Science" is streaming on the band's MySpace.
"(A Departure Of The Sun) Ignite The Tesla Coil", a new song from US metallers Decrepit Birth, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
"(A Departure Of The Sun) Ignite The Tesla Coil" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Polarity, which is scheduled for release on July 27 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Polarity cover art] tracklist:
01. (A Departure Of The Sun) Ignite The Tesla Coil
05. Solar Impulse
06. Mirroring Dimensions
07. A Brief Odyssey In Time
08. The Quickening Of Time
09. Sea Of Memories
11. Darkness Embrace
12. See Through Dreams Death cover]
"Emptiness Unobstructed", the new video from US metallers Nevermore, can be viewed at this location. The clip, which was filmed during the band's May 18, 2010 concert at the O2 Academy Islington in London, England, was directed by Nigel Crane.
"Emptiness Unobstructed" comes off the band's latest album, The Obsidian Conspiracy, which was released on May 2010 via Century Media Records.
Xtreem Music has confirmed the death of The Heretic drummer Cristóbal Martínez. The Heretic are an underground Spanish symphonic black metal band, who recently regrouped after a small hiatus. Not so long ago the band released a comeback compilation album, called Memorandum (1997-2007). Cristóbal Martínez was one of the founders of the band back in 1995.
The emotional message from Xtreem Music goes as follows: "With big sorrow we must announce that on past 13th of June, our great friend, drummer and leader of the band The Heretic, Cristóbal, died in his flat due to a fortuitous home accident. It was yesterday, day 14th, when his flat-mate found his lifeless body and all his nearest people knew about this tragic event.
Scream the latest effort of Ozzy Osbourne is streaming in its entirety at MySpace. Go check it out and let us know what you think.
Scream is already Ozzy's tenth solo release. It was recorded in 2009 at The Bunker in Los Angeles, and produced by Kevin Churko (who also did Black Rain) and Ozzy himself. The album also features the debut of new guitarist Gus G. (Firewind). The album will be released on June 22 in North America via Epic Records, and a day later in Japan. Album details below.
Scream cover art] tracklist:
01. Diggin Me Down
02. Let It Die
03. Soul Sucker
04. Let Me Hear You Scream
06. Latimer's Mercy
07. One More Bang
10. I Want It All
Kataklysm have unveiled the artwork for their new album Heaven's Venom, which will be released on August 20th in Europe and August 24th in North America. Click here to check it out.
As previously announced, the follow-up to 2008's Prevail, was recorded by Kataklysm guitarist J-F Dagenais (Malevolent Creation, Misery Index) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Dark Tranquillity).
Some tentative song titles appearing on the album include "Soul Made of Shrapnel," "Blind Savior," "Hail the Renegade" and "Push the Venom".
Swedish hard-rockers Fatal Smile are searching for a drummer in the Stockholm area that has what it takes and who's 110% dedicated to Rock'n Roll - ready to tour the world.
The band has made the following statement: "Due to Zteff's personal situation he is not able to dedicate his life to the craziness of a touring band anymore. We have spent three glorious years together, months at a time in a bus, shared thousands of miles, beers and many gallons of booze. He has never missed a beat or a gig and will be greatly missed by all in Fatal camp!
So, now we're looking for a new member of this mayhem we call our band. These are not easy boots to fill: the guy we're looking for is a hungry, ambitious and crazy hard-hitter with the attitude and presence of a Fatal Smile, who enjoys spending his time on the road, in a bar and behind the drums - our drums. The one who helps find this monster will be honored with a finder's fee: his first interview as a Fatal Smile."
Primordial are looking for a drummer. Here's the statement the band issued yesterday:
"Due to circumstances beyond our control we are now left in a position to advertise for a drummer. We need someone who is determined, committed to their craft, stepping up to the plate of touring and playing big festivals. Previous experience would of course be preferable. No half measures, no glass is half empty attitudes. Someone who will bring their style and energy to the band and of course a fucking killer drummer. Nothing less.
There is a new album in the offing, the possibility of standing on the stages of some of the biggest metal festivals in 2011 and of course some form of income from those...
Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of French progressive metal band Shadyon to the label. Their up-coming album Mind Control will be released in Europe and North America on August 27th.
According to the press release, Shadyon combines progressive parts, powerful riffs and AOR melodies and blend them together in a tasteful way, and create their own brand of melodic progressive metal. Led by the emotional vocals of Emmanuel Creis, Shadyon presents a mature album with Mind Control, full of hooks and emotion. With the perfect amount of melodic and progressive parts, this album will definitely appeal to fans of progressive and melodic metal as well as AOR and hard rock.
You can find out more about Shadyon on their MySpace - which also contains several Mind Control samples.
Kreator proudly presents Thrashfest, THE thrash-metal-tour of the year. Partners in crime are Exodus, Death Angel and Suicidal Angels. Thrashfest will destroy Europe at the end of the year, all dates below. All information and tickets should be available at Thrashfest.eu any time soon.
26.11.2010 - DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
27.11.2010 - DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
28.11.2010 - BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
29.11.2010 - DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
30.11.2010 - DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
01.12.2010 - DE - Berlin, Postbahnhof
02.12.2010 - CZ - Prague, KD Vltavska
03.12.2010 - AT - Wien, Arena
04.12.2010 - DE - Lichtenfels, X-Mas Metal Festival
05.12.2010 - DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
06.12.2010 - DK - Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
Japanese metallers Blood Stain Child have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
As of June 2010, Sadew and Violator are resigning from the band. Sadew is leaving due to musical differences, or rather to embark on a journey towards self-realization. Violator inherited his father's business in a state of many, different feelings, so he is no longer able to continue band activities. All of you who supported Sadew and Violator until now, thank you very much.
Regarding the next album, we have already recruited and started working with a session vocalist and a drummer.
Apart from the member change, our next work, is by far superior than anything we have done until now, so please look forward to it.