Italian industrial black metallers Aborym's new opus Psychogrotesque cover art] will hit the stores on next November 8th (one day later in the US). Made of a single, 52+ minute song divided into 10 parts, the album will be available as limited edition digipak and gatefold double LP with digital download card. More info about Psychogrotesque was previously reported over here.
Download part VII of Psychogrotesque as free MP3 at this location.
Also you can pre-order both formats of Psychogrotesque on Season Of Mist's e-shop.
As previously announced Link], Season Of Mist recently added Czech band Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy to the roster. The folk metal act's sixth opus is entitled Návaz and has been scheduled for a January 17th, 2011 (January 25th in North America) release.
A teaser for Návaz can be viewed at this location.
German metal queen Doro Pesch just uploaded a first clip from the upcoming anniversary 2DVD/CD set 25 Years In Rock. The live performance of the Scorpions classic "Rock You Like A Hurricane" feat. Klaus Meine & Rudolf Schenker premieres today on MySpace. Check out the video at this location.
25 Years In Rock cover art] will be released on November 26, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. More info about 25 Years In Rock was previously reported over here.
French Industrial Black Metal horde Reverence have caught the eye of Candlelight, who have signed them to their ever-growing roster. The band were previously on Osmose and have worked with Xeb Nort of Anorexia Nervosa and have had split releases with the likes of Blut Aus Nord.
The band had this to say about signing to Candlelight Records: "After 12 years of adventure and 3 albums, Reverence is proud to announce his signing with Candlelight Records. The band took advantage of this new way to enter in another dimension of his universe. After the trilogy (Industrial Mental Concept, Chamber Of Divine Elaboration, Inactive Theocracy), Reverence pushes its limits further into violence and introspection."
Paracletus, the fifth full-length by French black metallers Deathspell Omega, will be out on November 9th. Paracletus is the last chapter of a trilogy which took nine years to complete, a musical and spiritual quest during which everything was put at risk. The record closes the circle to the hallucinated sound of dissonant violence and menacing splendour, exploring the depths of abjection and the corruption of the other worlds on high.
And the best thing is, you can now download a full song off Paracletus for free. Click here to check out the track "Devouring Famine".
Paracletus cover art] tracklist:
01. Epiklesis I
02. Wings Of Predation
06. Epiklesis II
Dark Moor has uploaded three audio samples from their upcoming album Ancestral Romance scheduled for release in November. The audio samples are of the first three songs off that record and you can listen to them at the band's MySpace page.
The theme of Ancestral Romance revolves around Spain's culture and history, as is well established in pieces like "Oh Wretched me! ", based on the "Life is a Dream" by Calderon de la Barca , "Tilt at Windmills" based on Don Quixote, "Mio Cid " inspired by the legend of the Spanish hero El Cid, "Alaric de Marnac", an adaptation of Paul Naschy's latest book of the same title, "Love from Stone" which tells of the legend of the lovers of Teruel, "Gadir" inspired by the first city founded in Europe: Cádiz, or "Ritual Fire Dance", adaptation of "Danza del Fuego" by Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer.
You can now download Grand Theft Audio, the newest EP from Swedish garage rockers Foobar The Band, for free. Go to this location and the five-track EP is just one mouse click away.
According to the accompanying press release, Foobar The Band is a five piece steamroller that no one gets by unharmed. With their filthy, uncomplicated, "shout out - riff music mayhem" it makes you wonder what dark hole these guys came from and the answer is Gothenburg, Sweden. The city that have produced many big acts like In Flames for instance. These guys will fill that rock void in your soul that's been untouched for so long. And if you enjoy Danko Jones, Clutch or Rage Against The Machine, Foobar The Band might be the thing for you!
Behemoth has posted a trailer for their forthcoming DVD Evangelia Heretika. You can view it below. The DVD will include 3 discs featuring 2 full shows (live in Paris 2008 and live in Warsaw 2009), every Behemoth music video ever made, Evangelion tour documentary featuring band interviews plus tons of backstage footage; a total of over 5 hours of material plus a bonus Live in Warsaw Audio CD. The DVD hits stores in North America on November 9th. Watch the video to catch a glimpse at some of the footage.
Another teaser for Evangelia Heretika, the forthcoming DVD from Behemoth, can be viewed below.
Hydra Head Records has confirmed plans to release new Jesu material on November 16th. Entitled Heart Ache & Dethroned, the effort is comprised of a re-release of Jesu's debut EP, Heart Ache, in addition to their recently completed Dethroned EP. Notably, the four tracks from Dethroned were actually conceived and partially finished in 2004, but not totally completed until earlier this year.
One of the tracks from the two-disc offering, called "Annul" can be streamed over at Stereogum.
Heart Ache & Dethroned cover art] tracklist:
Disc I: Heart Ache
01. Heart Ache
Disc II: Dethroned
03. Aureated Skin
04. I Can Only Disappoint You
Only hours after the band announced their new record deal with Victory Records, Blackguard is back in the news announcing the departure of keyboard player Jonathan Lefrancois-Leduc (also in Ex Deo). The band issued the following statement:
"For those of you who have seen us play recently with Leaves' Eyes and on the Nevermore tour, you have no doubt noticed the absence of our Keyboardist Jo. We're sad to say that Jo has officially left the band to pursue other endeavors.
There's no drama here, and we're all still good friends. Jo simply felt his time with the band had come to an end and we have amicably parted ways. Blackguard will remain a 5 piece for the foreseeable future."
Sodom has made a brand new track, "In War And Pieces", available for streaming online. The song is the title track off the band's upcoming new album, set for release on November 22nd in Europe and on January 11, 2001 in the USA. Listen to "In War And Pieces" at this location.
All In War And Pieces album details are available here.
Peaceville Records will begin releasing new editions of classic Darkthrone albums later this month from the recently acquired Moonfog Productions catalogue titles.
The first re-issue, Panzerfaust, - Darkthrone's fifth album overall - will be released as a double-disc set and individually numbered vinyl (2000) on October 25th. The 2-CD edition includes a bonus disc featuring commentary from Darkthrone's infamous drummer/lyricist, Fenriz, for a first hand perspective behind the creation of the 1995 Frost-fuelled black metal masterpiece.
In related news, Peaceville Records will re-issue the rare second Isengard release, Høstmørke (1995), on October 25th. The album, which was performed entirely by Fenriz, also features a special commentary disc conducted by Fenriz, reflecting on the recording process, as well as an insight into the time of the recording.
You can now check out a brand new The Ocean track, called "The Grand Inquisitor II - Roots & Locusts", off the band's upcoming album entitled Anthropocentric, at Stereogum. The album Anthropocentric serves as part two of the concept explored on the band's well-received Heliocentric long player, released this past spring and will be released in North America on 9th November via Metal Blade.
Furthermore, the Landing Page for Anthropocentric is now live as well, offering fans in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe a chance to pre-order the album. "She Was the Universe," the third track off Anthropocentric, is streaming now. Metal Blade Records will continue to update the Landing Page leading up to and throughout the release of Anthropocentric with news, tours, dates, video footage, and more so be sure to check back frequently.