23:48 - Karlabos Listen to Subterranean Masquerade
23:47 - Shinkirō Haven't bothered with finding new bands for a couple of months now, I am interested in any kind of metal that has piano in it, be it just a single song or an album. Piano in metal pls!!
US metallers Revocation have posted online a new song, "The Brain Scramblers", on their MySpace page.
"The Brain Scramblers" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Existence Is Futile", which will be released on September 29 in the US (October 5 in the rest of World) via Relapse Records. The album was recorded at Damage Studios in Southbridge, MA with engineer Pete Rutchko.
"Existence Is Futile" tracklist:
01. Enter The Hall
02. Pestilence Reigns
04. Existence Is Futile
05. The Brain Scramblers
06. Across Forests And Fjords
08. Dismantle The Dictator
09. Anthem Of The Betrayed
10. Leviathan Awaits
11. Tragedy Of Modern Ages
UK metallers Paradise Lost have posted online a new song, "As Horizons End", on their MySpace page.
"As Horizons End" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us", which will be released on September 28 in Europe (October 6 in the US) via Century Media Records.
Nick Holmes comments: "This song is about someone who's on a downward spiral. Working too hard and trying to claw back some positive spirit by participating in all the so called joyous occasions in life, socialising and networking but to no avail, the long days have crushed the soul till only disappointment and cynicism remains. This song was inspired by the thousands of dishevelled looking middle aged businessmen I see in airports each year. This track has had a dozen face lifts since its inception and in true fashion, it was never intended to be the first track. Once it was mixed though it was hard to imagine any other song opening the album."
UK metallers Porcupine Tree have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"A medley of extracts from "The Incident" is now available to listen to on the Porcupine Tree MySpace page, or the Roadrunner UK website.
Written and recorded between September-May, "The Incident" is the tenth studio album by Porcupine Tree. Released worldwide by Roadrunner on 14th September (one week earlier than previously announced in order to coincide with the first tour dates), the album is a 2 disc set, the first disc containing the 55 minute title track / song cycle, and the second CD featuring 4 shorter pieces. There will be 3 editions of the album; a standard 2 CD set, a deluxe edition (contents to be confirmed), and a double vinyl version."
US metallers Gwar have posted online a new song, ''Let Us Slay'', on their MySpace page.
"Let Us Slay" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Lust In Space", which will be released on August 18 via Metal Blade Records.
Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) commented: "This song deals with the human race's lust for blood, all the while maintaining the lie of 'Thou shalt not kill'... It calls upon the humans to embrace their love of death (and therefore Gwar), shed their hypocritical trappings, and proceed with the apocalypse. It's going to happen anyway, so they might as well enjoy it!"
Montreal's Neuraxis have announced they are parting ways with drummer Tommy Mckinnon and bassist Yan Thiel.
Guitarist Rob Milley comments: "The time has come again for us to refresh the Neuraxis family as we are now seeking a new drummer and bassist. Nothing really juicy to tell. For Tommy, his priorities began to differ from ours while on the road until it became clear to us that he was no longer enjoying the touring lifestyle. He wishes to go back to school to complete his education. As for Yan its just been a case of him deciding to further his working career and he can no longer dedicate himself to the band. This has been going on for many years now and its time for us to have a full-time bassist on board. Both of them will continue playing in other musical projects. We thank our metal brothers for all the good times we had together and wish them the best for the future. Tommy and Yan will be fullfilling all our summer shows already booked ending with a fitting show in Montreal at the Club Soda on Sept 11th 2009.
Unique Leader Records are thrilled to announce the signing of long-serving New Zealand death metal tyrants Dawn Of Azazel to the roster for the release of their third album "Relentless".
The label expects the band to turn some heads with their unique brand of angular, dissonant extreme metal and have high expectations for the album's release. Erik Lindmark adds: "Dawn of Azazel's "Relentless" will be a release that stands the test of time. So many unforgettable hooks and memorable songwriting along with some of the most original and powerful vocals used in extreme metal today, period!"
According to vocalist/bassist Rigel Walshe: "After months of delays and negotiations with labels, we are pleased to announce our alliance with Unique Leader Records for the release of our forthcoming third album "Relentless". It's an honor to be working with a label with a history of releasing some of the greatest records in the extreme metal genre, and we look forward to adding our own touch to the legacy".
The new live album by UK thrash band Onslaught entitled "Live Damnation" will be released worldwide through Candlelight Records on Monday 20 July.
The album was recorded at last years "Damnation Festival" in Leeds, England by Ed Shackleton for Noise Recordings and mixed by Andy Sneap at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England and contains 8 blistering tracks of 666% pure thrash metal. The sleeve artwork was designed and undertaken by the bands very own Jeff Williams.
Tracklisting as follows:
01. Killing Peace
02. Let There Be Death
03. Destroyer Of Worlds
04. Metal Forces
05. Planting Seeds Of Hate
08. Power From Hell
There is a live version of "Metal Forces" taken from the album, currently streaming on the Onslaught MySpace page.
Guitarist Jani Liimatainen has revealed more info regarding his new project on his MySpace:
"I promised you I'd give you some info about what I've been working on lately (for a year now actually...). The info about the new lineup was released on this months Burrn!-magazine, so I think it's time to make it official here as well. My new band is called Cain's Offering, the official website will be up and running hopefully already next week and you can find the Myspace-site here."
"Cain's Offering are currently working on our debut album, "Gather The Faithful", which will hopefully come out by the end of the summer. The drums were recorded at Drumforest Studios last November/December, the bass at Astia Studios during February, the basic guitar tracks were laid down in the beginning of March at Studio 57, and last couple of weeks we've been camping out in the woods with Timo recording the lead vocals. We still have 2 more songs to record, but all in all things are going smoothly.
"All You Are", the new video from Dutch metallers The Gathering, has been made available online. According to the band, the video contains lots of live images shot at Graspop Metal Meeting 2009 festival.
"All You Are" comes off the band's latest album, entitled "The West Pole", which was released in Europe on May 4, 2009 via Psychonaut Records.
Celtic Legacy is sorry to announce that the band is to be put on hold indefinitely with immediate effect.
A statement from the band reads as follows: "We had already begun the process of following up "Guardian Of Eternity", but financial woes have put paid to the prospect of a new album. The band is in heavy debt following the recording of the previous CD. It was hoped that sales of the last release would finance new recordings but subsequent heavy downloading massively outstripped actual album sales, effectively putting paid to any chance we had of financing new projects.
Putting it simply - we're broke. We put everything we had into the last album, but the music scene has changed to the point where we simply can't afford any further band activity, especially with the recession adding to the money squeeze. We've made back only a fraction of the money it cost us to record the last album and we can't afford to do another one. It's as simple as that.
Finnish metallers Noumena have issued the following update:
"No news from the Noumena camp since the dawn of modern time! Now, we are going to change this thing once and for all.
We have had a slow-motion period going on for some time. Things will change as we enter frantic rehearsing and composing stage. There are a couple of new Noumena songs written already, but we need more. Just to show Noumena is alive and kicking, please visit Noumena MySpace and get familiar with a demo version of a brand new song called "Sleep". The song also introduces a stunning new voice in Noumena soundscape. Female vocalist Suvi Uura will give you some shivers...
At the moment we don't have a record deal with any label. No need to mention, but our goal is to get one and release a convincing album in future!
Indian melodic metallers Demonic Resurrection have re-released their 2007 EP titled "Beyond The Darkness" online for stream/download at this location.
The EP was released in 2007 by Demonstealer Records as part of a 3-way split "Rise Of The Eastern Blood" which also featured Dusk (Pakistan) and Severe Dementia (Bangladesh). The EP saw the band change from a more medieval theme and sound to a more celestial path.
"Beyond The Darkness" cover art] tracklist:
01. Journey To Solaris
02. Celestial Disharmony
03. And The Dream Will Cease To Exist
04. Beyond The Darkness
05. The Fallen Stars
All info about the band on http://www.myspace.com/DemonicResurrection.
You can now listen to a full preview of the "Nebularium + The Restless Memoirs EP" albums, on the official Disarmonia Mundi MySpace page (scroll down, and click on the artwork). "The Restless Memoirs" EP is a bonus CD to the completely remastered version of the debut album "Nebularium". The EP features 6 previously unreleased tracks and a completely new artwork. "Nebularium + The Restless Memoirs EP" has been released as a double digipack since the 26th of June through Coroner Records.
01. Into D.M.
02. Blue Lake
04. Guilty Claims
05. Burning Cells
Faroese metallers Týr have posted online a new song, "Hold The Heathen Hammer High", on their MySpace page.
The song comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "By The Light Of The Northern Star", which will be released on May 29 in Europe via Napalm Records. The album was recorded in early 2009 on the band's native soil. Jacob Hansen mixed the new material and finishing touches were provided by the mastering experts at Finnvox.
UPDATED, on 16.04.2009
Faroese metallers Týr have posted online another new song, entitled "Northern Gate", on their MySpace page.
"Northern Gate" comes off the band's forthcoming album, "By The Light Of The Northern Star", which will be released on May 29 in Europe via Napalm Records.