Finnish metallers Soulgrind will release their forthcoming album, The Tuoni Pathway, on April 2010 via Femme Metal Records.
A teaser for the album is available for streaming at this location.
The Tuoni Pathway tracklist:
01. The Call Of Dancing Waters
02. The Song Of Tomorrow
03. My Sweet Thought Of Death
04. Vuoret Ja Metsänmaa
06. Among The Graves
07. March Butterfly
08. Pilgrim Of The Shadows
09. Farewell To Misery
10. The Tuoni Pathway
Prophecy Productions are proud to announce that Dordeduh, the new band of the former Negură Bunget core members Hupogrammos and Sol Faur has signed a long-term contract with Lupus Lounge / Prophecy.
Hupogrammos explains the philosophy behind the band: "Dordeduh aims to link the two words "dor" (English: yearning for something, missing something) and "duh" (English: spirit) to the significant values that make us humans, melting together the soul and the spirit. The way one aligns one's experiences with one's own soul, the way one relates to the Universe, the way one perceives and integrates, through Intention, the perpetually flowing Transcendence, that is what defines different levels of humanity in a person, that is what makes one Human."
Doomstarbookings organizes Bus-trip to Hellfest France, and the press-release was as follows:
"Dutch booking-agency Doomstarbookings organizes the first official bus-trip from the Netherlands / Belgium to Hellfest Festival 2010 in Clisson, France. This bus trip will embark in the Netherlands on Thursday June 17th and will return after the festival on Monday June 21st. Exact routing, pick-up locations and time-schedules will be announced shortly via the Hellfest-Bus-Trip myspace www.myspace.com/busreishellfest and the Doomstarbookings website www.doomstarbookings.com.
This official bus trip includes: a 3-day-festival-ticket for the Hellfest festival, a camping ticket, a return ticket to the festival with a luxury-touring car and a goodie-bag with surprise goodies on courtesy of Hellfest and Relapse Records. Pre-sale and ticket information are made available via www.myspace.com/busreishellfest.
"We have heard your calls! After the incredible response to While Heaven Wept's brand new album Vast Oceans Lachrymose - which continues to receive the very highest of accolades worldwide, Cruz Del Sur Music, as well as the continued demands from their audience, have finally convinced the band to re-issue their long out-of-print past albums Sorrow Of The Angels and Of Empires Forlorn in limited-editions of 1000 hand-numbered CD's each. Both albums feature updated cover art, new pictures, and new liner notes from mainman Tom Phillips. The audio content is identical to the original Eibon Records (Sorrow Of The Angels) and Rage Of Achilles Records (Of Empires Forlorn) releases so as to preserve the integrity of the original albums.
German metallers Rage have posted online a new song, "Into The Light", on their MySpace page.
"Into The Light" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Strings To A Web, which is scheduled for release on February 5, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Strings To A Web cover art] tracklist:
01. The Edge Of Darkness
02. Hunter & Prey
03. Into The Light
04. The Beggar's Last Dime
05. Empty Hollow
06. Strings To A Web
07. Fatal Grace
09. Empty Hollow
10. Saviour Of The Dead
13. Through Ages
14. Tomorrow Never Comes
01. Carved In Stone
02. Higher Than The Sky
03. Set This World On Fire
04. All I Want
05. Invisible Horizons
Swedish metallers Supreme Majesty have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Finally the hunt for the right force behind the keyboard is over. The band would like to welcome Tommy Fälth (Isildurs Bane, Money Joe) to the tight nest, with his fresh and cool westcoast mind. Tommy has played together with artists like Janne Schaffer, Ebbot, Peter LeMarc, Johan Johansson, Stefan Sundström, Mr Soul, Lars Demian among others...
Immediate during the first rehearsal Supreme Majesty was stunned and impressed by his talent, that obviously is so god damn hard to find around this globe. His skills of perfomance, looking cool, writing songs, and being a good friend, make him one of us!
"I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, And Your Motorcycle", the new video from Austrian Death Machine, has been made available online. The video was directed by Dave Brodsky.
Tim Lambesis comments on the video: "Arnold is proof that you can be brutal and still have fun. Metalheads can still laugh at a party right? The theme for this video can go a few different ways. I think that no matter what drastic measures Ahhnold takes, he somehow only creates more fun for all. Other people may think there is an underlying story as a Terminator love story between Ahhnold and T-One-Million. However you interpret the video is fine with me, but if you sing along loud enough Ahhnold just might show up at your house too!"
Romanian folk-prog outfit Bucium just released a new single, called "Sus La Cheia Raiului" (English translation "High to the Heaven's Key") through the band's MySpace page. The song has the same pre-Christian foundation as the previous Christams single "The Stagg Carol" and as most of the band's songs.
The first Bucium album, called Voievozii, was launched in March 2008 by A&A Records (Warner Music) and is available on on-line stores such as Amazon, EMusic and iTunes. The band is now in the studio, for recording the second album, called Miorita (the name of an ancient Romanian myth). Songtitles to appear on the album are:
2009 draws to a close for Australia's Dreadnaught with the release of the last of four promotional videos from the self-titled LP CD Dreadnaught. "10 Times the Pain" is viewable now on the band's YouTube and MySpace pages.
This year has seen the long-awaited release of a new LP CD and touring throughout Australia and Japan, and culminates with a show in Melbourne this December the 18th with Frankenbok, Switchblade (Syd), Teramaze, The Plague Black, and Internal Nightmare at The East Brunswick Club. Entry is $15, tickets are available at the door or through Moshtix.
South Carolina's Through The Eyes Of The Dead have launched the lead track from their new album Skepsis, titled "The Manifest," on their newly redesigned MySpace page. The self-produced Skepsis hits the streets on February 2, 2010, and is the first TTEOTD release to feature new vocalist Danny Rodriguez, drummer Mike Ranne and guitarist Chris "Hank" Henckel. The album was recorded at Geller Cellar Studios in New York and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall), and like previous TTEOTD releases, it features cover art by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium).
Guitarist Justin Longshore commented on the new release: "Our new record Skepsis finally captures the sound we've always envisioned. We really wanted to raise the bar with this one but also keep the consistency that Through The Eyes Of The Dead is known for. Overall, everyone has become better at their instruments and it really shows on the record. I have no doubt in my mind that new and old fans of the band will be pleased when they hear it!"
Polish progressive metallers Animations are streaming their sophomore release Reset Your Soul on MySpace. The album is available for sale online since the beginning of December.
According to the band's MySpace site, Animations play music which combines classic progressive rock, metal, fusion along with jazz elements. Their music is spiced up a bit by adding the one magic ingredient - virtuosity.
Reset Your Soul cover art] tracklist:
01. Reset Your Soul
02. Demons of War
04. The Manhattan Project
05. Request for Redemption
06. The Last Man
Death metallers Aborted have announced a new line-up, featuring Sven de Caluwé (also of System Divide, Whorecore and ex-Leng Tch'e) on vocals, Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, Phaze I) on drums, Eran Segal (ex-They:Swarm/Whorecore) and Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams) on guitar and Cole Martinez (System Divide) on bass.
This newly revamped line-up has been working on new material for the past months and recorded a brand-new 5-track EP entitled Coronary Reconstruction. The EP will be released by the end of the year, digitally by Century Media, and on a limited run of 1000 copies by the band themselves exclusively through Indiemerch.
Coronary Reconstruction will contain 4 brand-new tracks demonstrating the potential of the new line-up and showing once and for all the return of Aborted to its gory and intense roots along with a fierce cover from Entombed's Left Hand Path.