In an statement made in their website the band talks about the new album:
"Hails and greetings metal heads….
We hope that you all are doing well and that you're hungry for some NEWS from us in Crimson Mooonlight. 040811 we entered the studio "Big barabom" outside Skara here in Sweden to record our new fullength album. We all had a great time there and we are very glad for the great opportunity to work with Thomas Johansson again and this time, also in a professional studio. The recording session turned out very well and we even had one day more off before we began to mix the songs. So all long traveling and hard work in the rehearsal place had made result. 040823 we started the mixing session and in the end of the same week Thomas mastered the new songs. And then all the music for the new CD were completed. We would like to say thanks a lot to all of you who have supported us in prayers and other kind of ways, we are really happy for it and we have felt that God has blessed us during the work with this songs.
"Another Year, another album. January next year 'Mortal will release the new album 'Project Bluebook'. The album will feature two new studiotracks and another new song performed live as well as four very different live versions of 'Mortal classics. Look for two new samples in the audio / video page."
HATEFRAME, the new Finnish thrash metal band featuring drummer Tommi Lillman (ex-TO/DIE/FOR, Sinergy) and guitarist Joonas "Jope" Koto (Malpractice, ex-TO/DIE/FOR), have completed work on their debut album, "Sign of Demise", due before the end of the year.
The group, whose sound is being described as "old-school thrash" in the vein of SLAYER, KREATOR and THE HAUNTED, have posted several audio samples from the CD in their site www.hateframe.com
"Sign of Demise" track listing:
01. Crowned In Blood
02. Final Solution
03. Feeding the Flame
04. Sign of Demise
05. The Perfect Hate
07. Torment the Masses
Iron Maiden's July 6, 2005 concert at the 12,000-capacity Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland sold out within 30 minutes of tickets going on sale this morning (Nov. 1). As a result of the overwhelming demand, the band have added a second show in Helsinki on July 7, 2005. Tickets for the second concert will go on sale tomorrow morning (Nov. 2) at 9:00 a.m. As previously reported, the band's massive show in Gothenburg's Ullevi Stadium on July 9 sold out in just two and a half hours. All 51,000 tickets were snapped up by Scandinavian fans, excited at the thought of seeing one of the world's greatest rock bands revisit their past.
Incidentally, if people are wondering why MAIDEN are not playing Helsinki's Olympic Stadium (which can accommodate over 50,000 people), the explanation is simple: The stadium will be the site of next summer's world championships in athletics and it will not be used to stage rock concerts.
Agnostic Front will be shooting their first DVD ever in NYC at the legendary CBGB's club on November 7th. The band will be performing two shows with two different sets, starting at 3pm and 5pm for only $5 per show. There will be no openers being it is a live recording. All fans are asked to come on down and be part of NYHC history!
GMR Music has set a November 17 release date for CANDLEMASS' "Essential Doom" CD, a collection of the group's best material plus their newly recorded and previously unreleased song "Witches". The album will come with a bonus DVD featuring video footage of the band's performance at the Rock Hard Festival in Germany in 2003.
"Witches" — one of two songs laid down during a quick demo session in August 2003 (the other being "Born In A Tank") — was " in true CANDLEMASS style," according to mainman Leif Edling, featuring "both heavy and hard passages, lots of negative riffing, melody and slow doomy choruses."
NEW METAL MUSIC EVENT IN JANUARY AT KAAPELITEHDAS, HELSINKI, FINLAND
Finnish Metal Expo gathers consumers, musicians and businesses under the same roof- Hilselinko seeks for the most interesting new metal talent in Finland- International Metal Meeting is a professional event for the industry
About Finnish Metal Expo
Metal is currently perhaps the fastest growing style of music and Finland one its leading countries. Metal is also a relatively young genre, which is just starting to find its shape and mold. This genre works with different principles, rules and methods than other, more conventional or mainstream genres. What makes metal unique and special, are the relationships between the artists, record labels and fans. The fanbase of no other genre consists of as many musicians and no other fans are as loyal when it comes to buying records and tickets for live shows. Metalheads appreciate what they are offered, so it is very rewarding to offer. The metal scene functions on its own.
PRIMAL FEAR guitarist Tom Naumann has recorded a guitar solo for the track "Impaler" on the upcoming PARAGON album, "Revenge", due in February/March 2005 through Remedy Records.
"Revenge" marks the follow-up to the band's successful album "The Dark Legacy", released by Remedy last year. The new record is being partly recorded at Karo studios with the help of an engineer, and the rest of the recording process and mixing will be done at Piet Sielck's (IRON SAVIOR) new Powerhouse Studios. The artwork for the record will once again be done by Dirk Illing of XMD.
Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION have revealed their new lineup on the eve of their headlining performance in Stockholm on Saturday (Oct. 30). Joining mainman Jon Nödtveidt (vocals and guitar) in the new formation are Set Teitan (guitar, ABORYM, BLOODLINE), Brice Leclercq (bass guitar, NIGHTRAGE) and Thomas Asklund (drums, INFERNAL, DAWN, DARK FUNERAL). View photos of the new lineup: http://www.dissection.nu/newlineup1.jpg
As previously reported, an audio sample of the new DISSECTION single, "Maha Kali", has been posted online at this location: http://www.dissection.nu/sounds/mahakali/mahakali_sample.mp3
"Maha Kali" (view cover here: http://www.dissection.nu/pics/mahakalicover.jpg), described by the reactivated Swedish death metallers as "a hymn to the wrathful black hindu goddess of Mahapralaya, the great dissolution of cosmos, Jai Maha Kali," will initially only be available directly from DISSECTION via their official web site and on tour.
Epic-Power metallers Thy Majestie are workin' on their 3rd album that will be released by Scarlet in March 2005.
After one year of negotiations with many European labels the band decided to sign again with Scarlet and it's s already in the studio for the recording sessions. Drums, bass and some guitar stuff are finished.
The album, not titled yet, will be mastered by Goran Finnberg at Mastering Room (Sweden). Also this time, behind the lyrics there will be a concept: Joan of Arc and the liberation of France against the english oppression. Be ready for another amazing 'Historical-Epic-Power Metal' album!
These are some titles: 1. Maiden Of Steel 2. The Chosen 3. Ride to Chinon 4. ...for Orleans 5. Up to the Battle! 6. The Rise of a King 7. Siege of Paris 8. Time to die 9. The Trial
Tiamat's upcoming live appearance in Krakow, Poland on January 13, 2005 will be filmed for an upcoming DVD.
Tiamat will be joined by Theatre Of Tragedy, Pain and Sirenia for a two-week European tour, starting in late December.
Tiamat's Johan Edlund had the following to say about the upcoming trek:"I'm sorry that we didn't tour earlier to the release of the 'Prey' album last year. But I would like to thank everybody who showed up at the summer festivals we did. Finally we are going on tour with Theatre Of Tragedy, Pain and Sirenia. All bands are good friends of us, so feel welcome to join our family. You can expect a fine selection of old and new songs and even some tracks we never played live before."
Vanishing Point has announced on their website the new album's Tracklist:
02. My Virtue
03. If Only I
04. Live 2 Live
06. Season of Sundays
07. Once A Believer
10. Somebody Save Me
11. Inside Yourself
12. A Life Less
13. As I Reflect
Shadows Fall lead singer Brian Fair was recently diagnosed with not only strep throat, but also laryngitis. However, he refuses to cancel any performances because of it. Fair states, "I have never cancelled a show due to poor health and don't plan on it now. The support of our fans means the world to us and I would never do anything to let them down. Besides, if Curt Shilling can lead the Red Sox to a World Series victory with a sewn up ankle then I can tough it out and bring the metal."
Shadows Fall massive co-headlining U.S. tour alongside Damageplan and The Haunted kicked off earlier this week.
On the website of the band, you could listen to a real-audio-stream clip of "Flesh And Blood", track included on the new RAGE CD/DVD "From The Cradle To The Stage", which will be available at the market soon.
From the band's homepage:
"Sun Caged is currently busy writing songs for the second album. The songs sound great so far and show some different aspects from the band.
The search for a good singer goes on and we have some good options ! Things are looking positive currently and we hope to announce the news pretty soon.
The band will first work on a new album and when that album has been released the band will start playing live again, so have patience !
We want to thank the fans for their loyalty regarding the band and the changes and we hope you will all like the new material".