Xtreem Music has come to an agreement with Spanish Black Metal band Crying Blood for the imminent release of their third opus "Animae Damnatae".
Crying Blood is one of the most veteran bands in the Spanish Black Metal scene that is still active and they're pioneers in singing in their native tongue (Spanish) giving it a different feel compared to other bands of similar sound. Entirely recorded at VRS Studios (Avulsed, Haemorrhage, Mistweaver, Looking For An Answer...) in Madrid, "Animae Damnatae" features 13 songs in over 55 minutes of a majestic and symphonic Black Metal which will surely please any fan of the good old days of Cradle Of Filth and Dimmu Borgir. And with this, the band relies on giving their strongest step forward to establish them as one of the most recognised Black Metal forces in the Spanish scene.
The new live album by Dutch rockers Nemesea, entitled "Pure Live @ P3", will be released worldwide on September 1st through Sellaband. The cover art of the album was created by Marco Hartmann for MHV.
The band adds: "For those of you who buy this album before September 1st, there will be an extra CD/DVD with a lot of bonus material included when we start shipping the CD's. We are sure that you will appreciate these special recordings. Just to make you a little curious, it will contain some wonderful unreleased versions of a couple of songs, a karaoke version for you guys and girls to sing along with and much more! So you don't want to miss this one! Pre-order this special album in our shop now!"
The Running Wild cover song "Tsar", performed by the Wild Knight (X Wild/Running Wild side project) band has been posted online at this location. The song has been mixed by Stefan Kaufmann of U.D.O..
The song will be released on the forthcoming "ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild" compilation (Remedy Records), and is actually the first official recording of Wild Knight - the brand new band, featuring the original X-Wild singer Frank Knight, and the legendary Running Wild guitarist Majk Moti. Band line up is completed by: Rob Ronson (guitar), Simon Strangeway (bass) and Robin Hazelhurst (drums).
More info about the Running Wild tribute here. More info about the Wild Knight project here.
As posted by Black Sabbath's webmaster on the band's official website:
"A few years back, Tony Iommi had to have surgery for carpel tunnel syndrome. When I talked with him backstage after a 2007 concert, I asked him how he was doing with that, and said it was fine, didn't seem to be an issue. A little while ago, I had heard on the grapevine that Tony needed hand surgery, but since I couldn't get confirmation, I didn't want to post it here. There's enough rumour out there without me inventing more. So this morning, I saw an interview with Tony linked to from Blabbermouth, and it confirms the hand surgery issue. Whether or not it's a re-occurrence of the carpel tunnel or something else I don't know. I've attempted to find out from Tony's manager, but as of yet haven't gotten any details.
Rock legends KISS have revealed the details for their forthcoming new studio album, "Sonic Boom". The album was produced by Paul Stanley and co-produced by Greg Collins. "Sonic Boom" will be the bands first album of original material since 1998's, "Psycho Circus" album, and is expected to hit the shelves on October 6th. The record contains eleven songs. The US & Canadian release comes with two bonus discs, one of completely re-recorded greatest songs, as well as a live DVD shot in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the band's 2009 South American tour. The discs are packaged in a DigiPak along with a 20-page booklet.
Detonation will begin recording their 4th studio album this weekend. Vocalist Koen Romeijn states:
"This weekend, Michiel (a.k.a. "Plicht") will kick off the pre-production of our 4th studio album. He's got the weekend scheduled to record all the drum tracks for 9 new, brutal songs. In the producers' chair we have our good friend Harry van Breda (I-Chaos).
After this, Michiel will start touring across the world with God Dethroned until mid November. So in the meantime, we will work on the recordings, and get this thing rolling again. Can't wait to get into that whole recording process again, it's been almost 3 years since we recorded "Emission Phase", so it's about time goddamnit!
De Profundis guitarist Roman Subbotin has issued the following update concerning the band's sophomore album:
"My long-winded blogs return, at last, after a prolonged absence. If the Devil finds work for idle hands, I want to know which bastard has been finding work for me and why there's been so much of it?!?
Anyway, our second album is now well and truly finished. Produced by Fernando Pereira Lopes and ourselves it represents a significant moment for our musical evolution. We've all worked really hard and, in my humble opinion, achieved rather spectacular results.
The "record" button was first pressed on 5th June 2009, after which we've spent almost a whole month in various studios in and around London recording the album. Mixing then took place over two sessions at Russ Russell's Parlour Studios in July. The mixes where then mastered by Tim Turan. What seems like an eternal process has finally come to an end...?
Here's the cover art for the upcoming Diablo Swing Orchestra album "Sing-Along Songs For The Damned And Delirious", out in Europe on the 21st September. It was made by the acclaimed Swedish illustrator Peter Bergting, most notable for his work with the graphic novel Gängkrig which is a #1 bestseller in Sweden right now.
The album will come in two editions for the stores. The "normal" edition will be a 4-panel digipac containing the CD and a 12 page booklet and a "special" edition, limited to just 2000 copies, in a gorgeous 8 panel digipac containing the CD, a 12 page booklet and a Bonus DVD featuring all sorts of goodies like live footage, behind the scenes, photo albums and whatever else can be crammed in!
Check out the new track "1,320'" from Megadeth's upcoming album "Endgame" available exclusively at the MegaFanClub starting at midnight tonight (Sunday 16.08.2009) (Saturday pacific time). Not a member of the MegaFanClub yet? Join now (membership purchase required) and listen to some brand new rippin' Megadeth tonight!
Megadeth's twelfth studio album "Endgame" is scheduled for release via Roadrunner Records on September 15, 2009.
Who needs the MegaVultureFanClub, when there's YouTube.
According to a statement sent to the Blabbermouth website:
"It has been rumored that Gaahl and King have disbanded God Seed. However, this is not the case. Gaahl has chosen to retire from metal music. It should not be assumed that this decision has anything to do with Gaahl and King's working relationship. Gaahl has made this decision for his own personal artistic reasons."
King states: "There is no drama and there is no bad blood between us; Gaahl just wants a break from metal. God Seed will be frozen and I'm prepared to pick it up again when the time is right. Meanwhile, I will focus on other musical projects."
After almost 10 years, Maurizio "The Forger" Bugin has left DoomSword for personal reasons.
The band commented: "We are glad that our friendship and brotherhood is still intact and strong, although taking different paths. We in DoomSword thank The Forger from the bottom of our hearts for many years of friendship, fun, plundering and pillage, and we wish him the best of luck with his future."
There are no news about replacement, as the band continues to work for their fifth album.
Jodis, an entirely new outfit involving James Plotkin (Khanate, Khlyst, Phantomsmasher, O.L.D.) Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Lotus Eaters, House Of Low Culture, GREYMACHINE) and Tim Wyskida (Khanate, Blind Idiot God), is a modern exploration of restrained sonic minimalism and tonal/textural density.
Jodis' "Secret House," as a whole, recalls a void, a shoreless pit, a slow nihilistic decent into absolute blankness... The vocals emote a deviating distress, one that the listener will walk away from also knowing. The guitars loom with an almost inconceivable image of stillness. The percussion possesses an irregular circularity facilitating the general disorientation encapsulating the mood of the record. In summation, a thorough listen would kick the living shit out of your aptitude for co-habituation with other humans.
"Under The Wizard's Sleeve", the new video of Brooklyn, NY-based Wizardry has been made available online. The video was directed by Paul Kermizian along with a crack team of alchemists, pyrotechnicians, astrologers, and soothsayers in the netherworlds of Algonquois.
Wizardry are about to release a new album. More info about the band on http://www.myspace.com/wizardrylives.
Polish Symphonic Power metal band Pathfinder have issued the following update:
"In the waiting for Pathfinder debut album, we decided to record for you a small "music surprise" - this song always enchanted us - since the 80's up to this day. "Moonlight Shadow" by Mike Oldfield - the great song of great composer! Its amazing melody and harmony forced us to move this masterpiece to our world of music: the world of speed, symphony, opera and magic dimensions!
That's only 3 minutes, but we believe, that the magic of power posses your mind and let you dream as far as we release the album!
Expect more surprises... and the moonlight motive is very suitable to the album concept, which you will discover very soon."