The new Tankard album "Thirst" will be released on December, 19, 2008 via AFM Records. The new album was produced again by Andy Classen at his Stage One Studio. The band also completed the recordings for their new video clip "Stay Thirsty" which will appear on the limited edition of "Thirst".
Here is the cover art and tracklist of the new Tankard album:
01. Ocatane Warriors
02. Deposite Pirates
03. Stay Thirsty!
05. Echoes Of Fear
06. When Daddy Comes To Play
07. Zodiac Man
10. Sexy Feet Under
Fall Of Empyrean have announced via a MySpace message that they've posted another preview online of the upcoming album "A Life Spent Dying", which is due out in early 09. The song is called "Vast But Desolate".
The band added: "More info to come on "A Life Spent Dying" and soon the news of the label set to release it will be revealed in due time. Lots of big news soon to come from the FoE camp."
"For Lies I Sire" is the title of the forthcoming opus of My Dying Bride, their tenth studio album. No official release date has yet been given, but we have been given a glimpse of what is to come in the album title and the track list, which reads as follows:
01. Fall With Me
02. My Body, A Funeral
03. The Lies I Sire
04. Bring Me Victory
05. Echoes From A Hollow Soul
07. Santuario Di Sangue
08. A Chapter in Loathing
09. Death Triumphant
Green Christmas Festival is looking for helping hands:
are at least 16 years old
think that rock music is the best
can deal with unexpected
are a team player
understand and speak English (and of course Estonian)
are not afraid of dirty work
don't whine over small things
then you are awaited to join Green Christmas voluntary force who will find themselves occupied on the festival grounds - counters, coatroom, cleaning up, etc.
If you want to join, fill up the application before November 24th.
The annual Danish Metal Awards were held tonight, November 15th. The winners of those Danish Metal Awards 2008 were officially announced at a spectacular event in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Metal Album of the Year: Volbeat: Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
Metal Debut of the Year: Scamp: Mirror Faced Mentality
International Metal Album of the Year: Metallica: Death Magnetic
Metal Production of the Year: Volbeat/Jacob Hansen: Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
Metal Cover of the Year: Last Mile/Christof Kather: Last Mile
Metal Video of the Year: Pilgrimz/Andreas Krohn: "Shake-a-Feather"
Metal Talent of the Year: Crocell: Promo 2008
Live Band of the Year: The Burning
The Arcane Order, Svartsot, A Kid Hereafter In The Grinding Light and Dawn Of Demise played abbreviated sets at the event.
Nightwish were forced to cut Monday night's (November 10) concert in Belo Horizone, Brazil short after the group's lead singer Anette Olzon suddenly started "crying" at the end of the song "The Poet And The Pendulum" (about six tracks into the group's set) and walked off stage, leaving the rest of the band to finish the song with bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala attempting to handle some of the lead-vocal parts. The group reportedly played two more cover songs and ended the show, explaining that Anette is going through a difficult phase in her life, and that she was really sad.
Fan-filmed video footage of Olzon walking off can be viewed here and here.
Two new Afgrund tracks, "Klinisk Digital Kyla" and "A Burning Cross On Your Perfect Lawn", are available for streaming at the band's official MySpace. The tracks come off the band's forthcoming new album, "Vid Helvetes Grindar", which will be released in 2009 via Willowtip Records.
Instrumental metal band Pelican have premiered their new video on MTV Headbanger's Blog today (November 15). The band said in a bulletin posted on their MySpace:
"The "Lost In The Headlights" video is now up for your viewing pleasure on the MTV Headbangers Blog. The on-air premiere is Saturday 11/15 on MTV2's Headbangers Ball. It will air between 2am-3am EST and 11pm-12am PST. If you do the DirectTV thing, it airs live from the East Coast feed. We are fairly certain it is the first video to air that night, so tune in early!"
The video can be seen at this location or on YouTube here.
"Lost In The Headlights", which was directed by Kenneth Thomas will be the second and final video from the "City Of Echoes" album, released last year. Pelican guitarist Laurent Schroeder-Lebec commented the following about the video shoot:
After their much-lauded debut album "Ninewinged Serpent" in 2007 and a comprehensive European tour with Polish death metal overlords Vader, Sweden's blackened death/thrash commando Devian, who feature former Marduk members Legion (vocals) and Emil Dragutinovic (drums) in their ranks, mercilessly return with a second attack: The furious new album "God To The Illfated" will be released in Europe on the following dates:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux: December 12, 2008
Denmark, Norway: December 15, 2008
Spain, Portugal: December 16, 2008
Sweden, Finland: December 17, 2008
France: January 05, 2009
Italy: January 16, 2009
UK, Greece, Rest Of Europe: January 19, 2009
"Its been nearly three years since fans demanded a sequel to the wonderful "Alain Prost", but to succeed to something wonderful, you at least need something fabulous. Which took time of course, but, what the fan wants, the fan always gets with our dear friends of Ultra Vomit. On this holy day of the 14th november, Ultra Vomit unleashes it's new clip, already cult btw, "Je Collectionne Des Canards (Vivants)" (which is French or some other language for "I Collect (Living) Ducks") exclusively on MySpace."
The clip is token from the French comedy/humour metal band's latest album "Objectif: Thunes". Ultra Vomit memorably opened this year's edition of the HellFest Open Air Festival in June.
Relentless, intense, intelligent — the sophomore output by Nitrous, entitled "Outlaw Racer", represents the huge leap the band has taken towards brilliance in both composition and lyrics after the 2006 debut "Dominant Force", while staying true to the rugged, no-holds-barred aesthetics of traditional thrash metal as well as the passion for extreme machineries. The world's first and foremost drag racing thrash band has grown darker, fiercer and less predictable, which tracks like "Black Cargo Cult", "Core of Molten Fire" and "Summons to Hephaestus" clearly demonstrate. Take a hit of Nitrous, go outlaw now! Album out on November 25.
Impending Doom have issued the following update on their official MySpace:
"From the abyss of the Impending Doom camp comes news of their brand new album. Today the band reveals that they will title their new release "The Serpent Servant". This sophomore release will be available on March 31st through Facedown Records. The band is currently writing and will be recording later this month through December with Tim Lambesis and Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, War Of Ages, Winds Of Plague) at Lambesis Studios in San Diego. The album will then be mixed and mastered by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Terror).
Impending Doom will be announcing some big tour plans in early 09 in support of "The Serpent Servant". They will also be one of the headliners at the 10th annual Facedown Fest in Pomona, CA."
US guitarist/singer Chris Caffery has posted a new song, entitled "I'm Sorry", online. You can listen to the song on the ex-Savatage guitarist's MySpace page. The song comes off Caffery's new solo album, "House Of Insanity", which will be released digitally this coming week.
"House Of Insanity" track listing:
01. Seasons Change
02. House Of Insanity
03. I Won't Know
04. The Fleas
06. Big Brother
07. Backs To The Wall
09. I'm Sorry
11. Winter In Hamburg
12. No Matter What
13. Get Up, Stand Up
UPDATE (thanks to ArtiA)
Also "Madonna" and "The Fleas" from the new solo-album "House Of Insanity", are now streaming on Chris Caffery's MySpace.
The new "Burden" video from Swedish progressive metallers Opeth, can now be viewed on the Roadrunner Records official website. The video was shot and directed in Denmark by Danish director Lasse Hoile (Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson).
"Burden" is taken from Opeth's latest release "Watershed".