20:57 - !J.O.O.E.! I had a feeling it was going to be good just by the cover art.
19:36 - mz that sounds sth made specificly for me, given my love for virus and AT :D sounds excellent indeed
18:05 - LuciferOfGayness The step from Bal-Sagoth to CoF is small so better go Cruelty and the Beast with CoF for the ultimate PM/BM experience
18:03 - !J.O.O.E.! Is the last one similar style? Am on my second play of the new one, and it's currently the joint second best thing I've heard this year, though it could end up on top. Its quality is through the roof.
17:59 - togo95 yup, already the previous record by Pogavranjen was great and this one is even better.
Greek metallers Witchcurse have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Well maniacs here are some news,few weeks before the release of our first full lenght album!
The title of the album will be Heavy Metal Poison and it will include 11 songs. Some of them will be old tracks re-recorded with some new fresh ideas and the other will be totally new Witchcurse songs! Now we are working on the mix and production of the album and if everything goes well it will be out in june 2010!
There will be 3 different formats of the album:
- Vinyl version: It will be out through Heavy Forces records (Germany).The normal release will be out in 400 black vinyls including 4 pages inlay, poster and sticker. There will be also a die hard version of 100 more vinyls, which will be coloured and they will include patch, 4 pages inlay, poster and sticker!
"Scarred (My Prison)", a new song from US metallers Ill Niño, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
The band added: "We know it's been a while but, we have some great news for you all. At the moment, we are well into the production of our new record. It feels awesome to be back in the studio making new music. Looking back to our first record Revolution, it feels like it was just yesterday. Except it's 2010 & you've stuck with us for almost 10 years! Thank you for being patient. We love you all! This record is going to be worth the wait!"
"Scarred (My Prison)" comes off the band's as yet untitled forthcoming album, which will be released later in the year via Victory Records.
Spanish metallers Dark Moor have issued the following update on their official website:
It is a pleasure to inform you good news.
We are currently working on the songwriting of what will be our eighth studio album, which we get to burn in the summer.
In August we will depart for Italy to carry it out with the help of our long time friend and producer Luigi Stefanini from New Sin Studios, and we hope the new work sees the light at the end of this year.
Just tell you that there will be some surprises that we are sure you will like. We are very excited about how things are going out and we believe that is a very important step on our career.
Stay tuned, soon we will forward some other things.
A New Era Of Corruption, the forthcoming album from US metallers Whitechapel, is available for streaming online in its entirety at this location.
A New Era Of Corruption will be released on June 8 via Metal Blade Records.
A New Era Of Corruption cover art] tracklist:
02. Breeding Violence
03. The Darkest Day Of Man
04. Reprogrammed To Hate
05. End Of Flesh
07. A Future Corrupt
08. Prayer Of Mockery
09. Murder Sermon
11. Single File To Dehumanization
Dark Balance is happy to announce the signing of My Silent Wake.
My Silent Wake was formed from the dying embers of Ashen Mortality in May 2005 by Ian Arkley (Seventh Angel, Ashen Mortality, Century Sleeper, Paramaecium, The Other Window).
My Silent Wake will release their fourth full length album on Dark Balance October 2010. Album title and recording details will come soon.
To promote the album My Silent Wake will tour over Europe beginning November 2010. The tour will include festivals like Dutch Doom Days (Baroeg, Rotterdam, NL), Brainstorm Festival (Gigant, Apeldoorn, NL), Blast of Eternity (Heilbronn, Ger) and club shows in at least Germany, Czech and Switzerland. There are currently some show days open so if you're an promoter and you like to set up a gig for My Silent Wake, please get in contact.
Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon has posted the following message on her blog:
About the upcoming Nightwish album: "Tuomas demo is finished and ready. In July-September we go and rehearse the songs together and do a final demo. Then the recordings start and my part will be recorded early next spring. So everything is going just according to the plans and its exciting times ahead."
Anette stated in February that the new Nightwish album is planned to be released earliest in the summer/autumn of 2011.
About the project with Fredrik and Martijn (Within temptation) she adds: "It's going forward and I have recorded one song that is with Martijn for mixing at the moment and I look forward to hear it soon. The project album is also discussed with record labels at the moment and as soon as we know more I promise to tell you who more will be involved etc."
"Summon The Wild", the new video from Finnish metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, can be viewed at this location. The video clip contains live footage filmed at S-Osis of Turku, Finland on October 16th, 2009. The video was filmed and edited by Anssi Lautjärvi.
"Summon The Wild" comes off the band's latest album, Children Of The Dark Waters, which was released on May 2009 via Suomen Musiikki.
Nevermore just revealed the dates for their North American headlining tour. The band will tour with Warbringer, Mutiny Within and Hatesphere. Dates are below.
Just in case you're one of the five persons on the planet that don't know Nevermore have a new album out, The Obsidian Conspiracy, click here for the details.
23.09.2010 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
24.09.2010 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
25.09.2010 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
26.09.2010 - San Fransisco, CA - Slim's
28.09.2010 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
30.09.2010 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
01.10.2010 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
02.10.2010 - Mesa, AZ - U.B.'s Bar
03.10.2010 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
In a brutally short update, US Power metallers Jag Panzer have announced the signing of a new record deal with SPV/Sony. The band will enter the studio in August to begin recording their 9th Studio album titled Scourge Of The Light.
While we wait for updates, you can check Jag Panzer on MySpace.
Avatar (no, not that Avatar) have confirmed their first-ever German headline tour in September. In addition, two new gigs in Sweden are confirmed too; one of them in Gothenburg at the official Metaltown afterparty in Parken, June 18th, the other in Växjö on June 22nd. As previously announced, the band will also support Dark Tranquillity in Scandinavia in October.
18/06 - Parken, Göteborg
22/06 - Växjö, Musikhuset