00:55 - mz nice avantgardiesh blackish metal from 2015 [link] missed it all
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... :/
As previously announced, Septicflesh's forthcoming album The Great Mass will hit the stores on April 18th (one day later in North America). It is time to unveil the cover artwork of the album's jewel case edition, designed by Seth Siro Anton himself:
Seth explains: "This is a small fragment of the artwork that will dress the new artistic experiment of Septicflesh, The Great Mass. It is a small part of an occult machine made from marble and flesh, fantasy and reality, order and chaos. A great machine composed from the blasphemous union of strange figures, creations of Man, the creator of the gods and demons. Their grotesque purpose will be revealed soon, when all the cover editions of the new album will be presented and will be combined together... Let the great self-cannibalistic symposium begin."
Finnish metalers Crimfall will release their sophomore album, The Writ Of Sword, on March 23 via Spinefarm Records.
The CD was recorded at Adamantium Studios and was produced and mixed by Hit Happens. The album was mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Katatonia, Paradise Lost, Bloodbath) at Fascination Street in Örebro, Sweden.
The Writ Of Sword cover art] tracklist:
02. Storm Before The Calm
03. Frost Upon Their Graves
05. Shackles Of The Moirai
06. The Writ Of Sword
08. Silver And Bones
09. Son Of North
"Restoring The Loss", a brand-new track from Swedish progressive metal band Evergrey, has been made available for streaming, exclusively at Radio Metal.
"Restoring The Loss" comes off the band's upcoming new album Glorious Collision, which will be released on February 22nd in North America, on February 25th in Germany, and on February 28th in the rest of Europe, through Steamhammer/SPV. More album details were previously reported over here.
"Wrong", the new video from Swedish metallers Evergrey, can be viewed at this location, The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company.
"Wrong" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Glorious Collision, which will be released via Steamhammer/SPV on the following dates:
Welkin Entertainment is pleased to announce the addition of Perth's Chaos Divine to our booking agency roster!
Welkin Entertainment Director, Tim Charles commented: "Chaos Divine is a band I have been aware of for quite some time, and one I've been consistently impressed by. This is a band that has already acquired a significant following, won no less than 5 Australian Metal Awards in 2009 (including "Best Band"), has toured internationally, supported many big name internationals here in Australia, and in general made many a lasting impression.
However, all of this pales into comparison to the monumental achievement that is their new album The Human Connection. This release sees the band reach an astonishing level of maturity, mixing heaviness with soaring melodies and crystal clear production courtesy of Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, God Forbid), in a way unlike any other in the Australian scene. We at Welkin Entertainment are extremely excited to be working with a band that we believe is truly going places, and are looking forward to bringing them to a city near you in 2011!"
German metallers Coronatus have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"First the bad news: After some months of work and rehearsal with Natalia Kempin, we realized, that the different opinions about music and band are too far away from each other, and does not support the creative band life for the upcoming tour dates and the new album. For this reason, Coronatus and Natalia split, she will not be Coronatus singer anymore from this point. We wish her all the best for the future!
Now the good news: For the upcoming gigs and the tour with Haggard (more info coming soon), we where able to reactivate an old friendship from the Lux Noctis times. Viola Schuch, singer on Lux Noctis, will fill the empty space for a part of the tour! This is a very rare opportunity for all Coronatus fans, to see an unexpected Line Up, and an exceptional experience on the upcoming concerts! For the other part of the tour, we will announce another surprise very soon. Stay tuned!
Atlanta, Georgia-based metallers Becoming The Archetype will release their fourth album, Celestial Completion, on March 29 via Solid State Records.
The album was produced by Matt Goldman (Underoath, The Chariot, Copeland). The original paiting of the cover art was done by Dan Seagrave with art direction from Ryan Clark at Invisible Creature and can be viewed below. Celestial Completion will be released on March 29 via Solid State Records.
Celestial Completion cover art] tracklist:
01. The Resonant Frequency Of Flesh
02. The Magnetic Sky
03. Internal Illumination
04. Path Of The Beam
05. Music Of The Spheres: Requiem Aeternam Part I
06. Elemental Wrath: Requiem Aeternam Part II
07. Xenosynthesis: Requiem Aeternam Part III
Legendary UK doom metallers Cathedral have called it quits.
Their statement reads as follows:
After a twenty-one year career, Cathedral announce their forthcoming retirement from the scene. The band will make their exit from the live arena at the end of this year and plan to record one final studio album to be released in 2012.
According to vocalist Lee Dorrian: "It's simply time for us to bow out. Twenty-one years is a very long time and it's almost a miracle that we managed to come this far! We've had a great time during Cathedral's existence and it has literally been our life. It's just time to move on and leave our recorded legacy to linger."
Since forming in 1990 the band have released nine studio albums and several EPs. A large part of their career was spent recording for Earache Records, debuting with the landmark 1991 doom metal classic Forest Of Equilibrium. This was followed by the seminal 1993 album Ethereal Mirror which was released by Columbia Records in America to large critical acclaim.
Swedish metallers Coldworker have issued the following update on their official website:
"The final mix and track order is yet to be done, but in the mean time we can announce the title of the third Coldworker album... It's The Doomsayer's Call.
The album is soon finished, the mix sounds amazing and we're very anxious to hear the final result, and even more anxious to hear what others think of it. More info is coming soon. In the mean time, enjoy this live clip of "Becoming The Stench" recorded this past Saturday."
Florida-based extreme metallers Hate Eternal will embark on a European headlining tour in support of their forthcoming album. The tour kicks off April 29th in Wurzburg, Germany and will run through May 20th ending in Leipzig, Germany. Support on the tour will come from Obscura, Beneath The Massacre and Defiled.
Announced dates are as follows:
Apr. 29 - Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle
Apr. 30 - Tilburg, Holland - Neurotic Death Fest
May 01 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
May 02 - Manchester, UK - Moho Live
May 03 - London, UK - Underworld
May 04 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
May 07 - A Corona, Spain - Sala Ola Green
May 12 - Rome, Italy - Blackout Club
May 13 - Romano Sesia, Italy - Rock N Roll Arena
Sever The Wicked Hand, the new album from New Orleans sludge metal legends Crowbar, is available for streaming in its entirety at AOL Music.
The album will be released in Europe on February 14 via Century Media Records. A pre-order is now available on iTunes.
Sever The Wicked Hand cover art] tracklist:
01. Isolation (Desperation)
02. Sever The Wicked Hand
03. Liquid Sky And Cold Black Earth
04. Let Me Mourn
05. The Cemetery Angels
06. As I Become One
07. A Farewell to Misery
08. Protectors Of The Shrine
09. I Only Deal In Truth
10. Echo An Eternity
11. Cleanse Me, Heal Me
German metallers Caliban have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"It's time for some exciting news: we're heading towards the studio in a week's time to record cover songs! Our friend and producer Benny Richter will be keeping an eye on us again and we're hyper excited about how the results are going to sound like. We're not revealing the secret of which songs we will be covering exactly, (yet!), but if you visited our last European Winter Tour you might have catched us performing Rammstein's "Sonne", which will be one of the 10 songs we are recording. Talking about the other 9 songs, we chose from the very best classics and milestones of our youth, but we will also surprise you with some more current cover songs. And we promise, we're not just sticking to one genre!
''Metzer'', a brand new song from German metallers Wizard, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
''Metzer" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled ...Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes, which will be released on March 25 via Massacre Records. More details about the album were previously reported here and here.