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23:38 - theFIST what is new about that motörhead song?
Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "Emission Of Sins", the forthcoming album from Swedish metallers Hellfueled, are available for streaming at this location.
"Emission Of Sins" will be released on November 27 via Black Lodge Records. The album was recorded over a seven-week period at Leon Music studios with producer Rikard Löfgren (Deathstars, Sparzanza).
"Emission Of Sins" cover art] tracklist:
01. Where Angels Die
02. Am I Blind
03. I Am The Crucifix
04. A Remission Of My Sins
05. Save Me
06. Lost Forever
07. For My Family And Satan
08. In Anger
09. End Of The Road
10. Stone By Stone
11. Moving On (Instrumental)
Martin Walkyier of Sabbat and Skyclad fame has posted the following message on the official Clan Destined website:
It is my great pleasure to announce that I am currently working upon writing and recording some brand-new material for The Clan Destined. Due to the literally thousands of emails and messages I've received from you kind people via the TCD website and my MySpace page, I have now decided that the time has come to compose a follow-up to the critically acclaimed "In The Big Ending..." c.d. and DVD release. I also promised my father that I would write something to honour his memory just one week before he died in February 2007; and as I'm sure you will all appreciate, this was a very heartfelt oath that I feel morally obliged to fulfil.
Polish metallers Decapitated have issued the following update from guitarist Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka:
"It's time to come back! After a two-year break, Decapitated is coming back with new members. The official new line-up for Decapitated will be announced at the end of December.
As you all know, the decision to continue the band was really, really hard for me, but everything I do now is to keep Decapitated alive. Covan's situation has not improved much and he is still in bed and unable to function on his own. He still fights to recover as we speak and we are all still 100% behind him and hope for the best. It has been the hardest thing for me to move on without Vitek by my side, but he would have wanted me to continue with the band.
Tobias has just decided that there is too much material to put it all on one album. So the next chapter of Avantasia will be spread over two albums.
"I have always given my very best, but this new chapter in Avantasia's history is too much and too ambitious to be just a regular album. I have worked on it for years now, and it has become even more than two albums! I don't know if I will release one first, or both simultaneously, or maybe even both in one special package. It's all up to whatever label is going to release it, we'll see. The production is so massive and I have so many guests this time. It's the continuation of the "Scarecrow"-story. I knew that story would be spread out over two albums back then when we started working on it in 2006, cause we had writtem a real Rock Opera of over 20 songs even back then. But since then we kept composing, and out came even bigger and better material. Sometimes you don't have a single good idea for months, whereas at another point it just keeps flowing. "The Scarecrow" was a huge success, with that success backing me up, it's inspiring to be able to do things big time! Looking at the music industry today with all the CD burning and downloading I guess in the near future many of us traditional Rock and Metal bands won't be able to spend such a production budget, I am afraid I won't be able to afford so many guests and such a big production with orchestration and a choir and all that. That's why this production takes so much time, it may be the last big epic I will be able to afford, and I want it to be the biggest piece I have worked on so far."
US metallers Pelican have made their entire new album "What We All Come To Need" available for streaming online at the band's MySpace page. "What We All Come To Need" will be released on October 27 via Southern Lord Recordings.
"What We All Come To Need" cover art] tracklist:
02. The Creeper
04. Specks Of Light
05. Strung Up From The Sky
06. An Inch Above Sand
07. What We All Come To Need
08. Final Breath
Finnish metallers Reflexion have issued the following update on their official website:
"As the result of many discussions, tears and beers, we have come to the decision that we need a new drummer for Reflexion. This was the biggest and hardest decision in our band's history, but it was made in good spirit and without bad blood.
The root cause of all of this dates back to a year and a half ago. Since then, our long-term drummer and dear friend Ari-Matti "Reiska" Pohjola has been suffering from a still undiagnosed injury in his back and right hand.
About one year ago we decided that we would start to record our third album on summer 2009. At that point everything seemed to be fine. During the year, we played a couple of gigs and we already got signs that Reiska's hand was not working properly, although it still didn't prevent him from playing. In the spring, when we started to rehearse new songs and record demos, Reiska's hand still wasn't right.
"Finally the time has come to make another album. Many people have asked us if it will be another album with war themes, and of course it will. The lyrics based on historical battles has become the mark of Sabaton and we plan not to leave that, at least for now.
And like on the last album we will now ask all of you fans out there if you have any ideas to help us write the album. So, any ideas for songs about battles can be sent to newalbum sabaton net, please include links to informations and facts also. Every idea will be read and considered but please remember that Sabaton is mainly focused on more recent events so please do not ask us to write songs a bout vikings, knights... Other bands do that better than us. Please come with ideas that is more unknown, the perfect concept for a song were the story of the 720 Polish soldiers who inspired us to write the song "40:1". We await your ideas."
The video for the new Voyager song "The Devil In Me" can be now be viewed online. The song comes off the band's latest album "I Am The ReVolution", which was released last month. The video is also available for free download at the Voyager homepage.
The band is currently touring their native country - Australia - in support of the album.
"Unconditional Faith", the new video from Swiss hard-rockers Gotthard, has been made available online. The clip (which can be heard in cinemas in 2010 in the film "Max Schmeling") has been shot in Zagreb this summer. It shows, next to the band's performance filmed at the film sets box ring, excerpts from the movie in which box champion Henry Maske plays the title role of Max Schmeling.
"Unconditional Faith" comes off the band's latest album, "Need To Believe", which was released on September this year via Nuclear Blast Records.
Details for the new Metallica live DVD have surfaced:
"On July 7th of this year we were honored to perform at Arenes de Nimes, the historic Roman amphitheatre in Nimes, France, easily one of the most spectacular venues in the world. We thought it would be a memorable night, so we asked our friends in France to bring along a film crew to document the festivities. The result is "Francais Pour Une Nuit" (translation: "French For One Night"), the DVD of the evening including the full show, interviews with us, and five videos shot by YOU, our buddies in the audience. All this and more will be available starting November 23, 2009!
"Francais Pour Une Nuit" was extra special for us because not only was it filmed in France, but ALL aspects of the project are French as the show was filmed, recorded, and edited with French camera and recording crews, the artwork on the package and special box set (more on that in a minute!) were created by a French design team; even the credits are in French. The only non-French parts: the three Americans and one Dane on stage and the photos shot by Englishman Ross Halfin.
A few days ago, Finnish rock band End Of You has entered the studio to record their third studio album called "Remains Of The Day".
The band states: "After writing and demo-ing songs for the last 8-9 months, we have returned to the studio to record 14 brand new tracks. Our batteries are fully charged and we are extremely excited to let you all hear the new stuff. The material itself is a mixture of heavy guitars, shitload of electronics & keyboards and atmospheres as well as lots of groove-oriented stuff and represents the sound of a more heavier yet quite pop-qualified End Of You.
Compared to the last albums, the recordings will be kept completely in our own hands and we will be working with ourselves as Johnny B and Jami Pietilä will produce the album. All instruments will be tracked at the bands own brand new studio in Helsinki under Johnny B's supervision who will also mix the album. During the recording process we will keep you all updated on the progress via EOU-TV."
Dark Funeral guitarist Lord Ahriman has issued the following studio update:
"Peter Tägtgren is currently mixing our new album at his Abyss Studios. Once we have approved the final mix, Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry) will be mastering it. By listening to the rough-mix, the final production will kill totally, no doubt! Can't wait to blast the final result in the stereo!
We decided to go for a bit rawer sound this time, and not as crystal clear and perhaps polished as our last album , but no worries. The production still holds the high quality that you would come to expect from us. We haven't done "a Metallica" so to say!
During the last weekend we spent at the Abyss Studio we recorded a video for one of the new tracks. The video was shot in and outside an old and closed mental hospital. The environment was just killer. And besides, it suited the video theme perfect! The video is currently under editing by "Standard Film Team". And within the next 2-3 weeks it should be ready for world premiere. However, due to the graphic violence and somewhat gory nature of the video, I would assume that we will be forced to edit 2 versions, one soft and one hard core version. Exactly how and where we'll release them is yet to be decided though, but we will keep you posted about it of course. The video was shot for a track called "My Funeral".