14:31 - Joe Zombie Doesn't he have his other death metal band? Purgatory Afterglow is the definitive EoS in my eyes. Or ears.
14:25 - High RedOctober Crimson topped purgatory afterglow. I must say I want some new swano work with harsh vocals preferably blackish :3
14:23 - Marcel Hubregtse I didn't even find any killer moments on Crimson 2. Hence mediocre at best.
14:15 - Zaphod Crimson 2 had some killer moments, but it just pales in comparison to Crimson.
14:15 - Joe Zombie Not sure if I'd care for a new EoS album, as much as I love the band. The stuff Dan is doing now is good. The last Nightingale album was awesome. He'll never top Purgatory Afterglow.
Due to ligament / tendon damage to drummer James Heatleys left hand, The Answer regret to announce the postponement their imminent UK headline club shows. The affected shows are as follows:
Apr 20th - Belfast Mandela Hall
Apr 22nd - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Apr 24th - Glasgow Grand Central
Rescheduled Dates Are (All Tickets Will Be Valid For The New Dates):
June29th - Belfast Mandela Hall
July 2nd - Glasgow Grand Central
July 3rd - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Says singer Cormac Neeson, "We are bitterly disappointed to have to postpone our UK headline shows especially for all our fans who have been waiting so patiently for so long. We have left the decision to the absolute last minute in the hope that the medical problem with our drummer James might get better. Unfortunately his hand is swollen and he is in immense pain. He has struggled with pain-killers to get through the recent 30 minute support sets on the AC/DC tour and whilst he can perform a short support set, it is a medical impossibility for him to perform a full one hour and fifteen minute headline set at present.
Kreator announced a short Thrash Domination 09 tour of Japan will start in September. Other bands booked to perform with Kreator are Testament, Exodus and Heathen.
The dates are as follows:
September 17 - Osaka, Japan at Big Cat (with Testament)
September 18 - Nagoya, Japan at Club Quattro (with Exodus)
September 19 - Kawasaki, Japan at Club Citta (with Testament, Exodus, Heathen)
September 20 - Kawasaki, Japan at Club Citta (with Testament, Exodus, Heathen)
According to the Finnish broadcasting company YLE, Finnish gothic metal band Entwine's tour bus was burnt to the ground in Ähtäri Saturday morning (April 18). The driver sleeping in the top bunk of the bus barely managed to escape from the burning vehicle. In addition to the bus, all of the group's instruments were destroyed. The fire caused the band estimately 50,000 euros worth of damage."
Evereyone in the band and crew are safe and ok, and they are still hoping to go and play their gigs.
In autumn, Amorphis will embark on an extensive one-month European tour comprising Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and even including the band's first-ever appearance in the UK. Tickets for the Forging Europe Tour 2009 will go on sale on Monday, April 27. Support acts will be announced later.
Forging Europe Tour 2009:
07.10 Kato, Berlin (D)
08.10 Club Romein, Leeuwarden (NL)
09.10 De Nieuwe Pul, Uden (NL)
10.10 Underworld, London (GB)
11.10 Biebob, Vosselaar (B)
13.10 L'ubu, Rennes (F)
14.10 La Locomotive, Paris (F)
15.10 Musik Zentrum, Hannover (D)
16.10 Alte Spinnerei, Glauchau (D)
Here is the official statement from the band's web site (posted a few days ago) regarding the band's third album:
"We are glad and happy to announce that Persefone have just signed a deal with Soundholic Records for the release of the new upcoming album "Shin-ken" in Japan! The album will be available on 22nd July. On it, some Japanese artist will appear such as Asazaki Ikue!"
More info about the recording available on "New Album's Diary. More album info to follow.
The new album "In The Light Of Darkness", of Swedish melodic death metal band Unanimated, is entirely available for streaming at the band's MySpace. The album is scheduled for release in April or May this year via Regain Records.
Artillery have revealed cover artwork and tracklist for the upcoming new album "When Death Comes".
01. When Death Comes
02. Upon My Cross I Crawl
03. 10.000 Devils
04. Rise Above It All
05. Sandbox Philosophy
06. Delusions Of Grandeur
07. Not A Nightmare
08. Damned Religion
10. The End
11. Refuse To Live - Part II
13. Chaos Ride
"When Death Comes" is expected to be released in Europe in June and in Japan in July through Poland's Metal Mind Productions.
US death metallers Suffocation will release their new album, "Blood Oath", on July 3, 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Sufocation entered the studio on January 31 with Joe Cincotta (who worked on the band's last two releases) to begin recording "Blood Oath". The album was mixed by Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth) and the cover artwork was once again done by Jon Zig (Deeds Of Flesh, Disgorge, Gorgasm).
''Blood Oath" cover art] tracklisting:
01. Blood Oath
02. Dismal Dream
03. Pray For Forgiveness
04. Images Of Purgatory
05. Cataclysmic Purification
06. Mental Hemorrhage
07. Come Hell Or High Priest
09. Provoking The Disturbed
Swedish black metallers Marduk have issued the short following update:
"Marduk will be entering the Endarker studio during May to begin the recording of their eleventh studio album. The album is set to be released in September. The release will be followed by a World tour starting out in Europe under the monicker of "Funeral Nation 2009/2010". More news to be unveiled later on..."
Polish metallers Riverside have issued the following update:
"Exactly 44 minutes and 44 seconds will be the length of the upcoming, fourth Riverside album entitled "Anno Domini High Definition", the most energetic and rockin' record of the band. The material recorded in Studio X in Olsztyn will be released on June 15th, 2009 in Poland by Mystic Production (worldwide on June 19th, 2009 by InsideOut). The booklet layout has again been designed by Travis Smith."
"Anno Domini High Definition" cover art] tracklisting:
02. Driven To Destruction
03. Egoist Hedonist
04. Left Out
05. Hybrid Times
According to the band, more details concerning the new album can be found on a special website.
Slipknot have released their new video for the song "Sulfur". The clip was shot in Los Angeles in February and directed by band percussionist Shawn Crahan (aka Clown) and P.R. Brown. The video depicts the nine members rocking out in groups of three and submerged in water one at a time. The video concept was modeled after a video installation by Bill Viola called "Ascension" that's currently on display at the Des Moines Arts Center. More explanation by Shawn Crahan at this location.
Rotting Christ have issued the following statement regarding the Malaysia show postponement:
"Rotting Christ find themselves in the unpleasant situation to announce the postpone of their forthcoming appearance in Malaysia. Due to what promoter appealed the band could not manage to get all the proper papers from the local authorities for the legal carrying on of the show... All we can do as a band is to send our promise to our fans there that so much has supported our band from their first steps that we are going to work hard in order to make our appearance in their country a reality and specifically in December."
Italian doom metallers Void Of Silence have parted ways with Alan Nemtheanga and are now looking for a new singer: "We are looking for a versatile, creative individual (man or woman) with high motivation and a capability of singing in different styles, from strong clean singing to all ranges of grunts, growls and shrieks. If you feel you might be the one, please send us your demo or email."
Void Of Silence explained its split with Alan Nemtheanga by saying in a statement, "Void Of Silence was forced to let Alan go to be able to continue. Alan's full-time engagement in Primordial increasingly prevented Void Of Silence from completing the brand new album, scheduled for Autumn 2009 on code666 "
According to a posting by the band, their fifth studio album "In The Constellation Of The Black Widow" will be released through Candlelight Records on June 29th 2009.
A limited edition vinyl will also be released by Feto Records in the same month. More info about that coming soon. A digital single entitled "More of Fire Than Blood" will be released via Itunes on 6th June.
Commenting on the new album, vocalist Dave Hunt states: "Constellation will be faster, more insidious, more ominous, more musically dextrous and wilder than ever before. The album will feature a curve ball guest appearance from Zeitgeist Memento of Mexican extremists Republica."
End Of You (who recently parted ways with bassist Timo "Lede" Lehtinen) are proudly presenting a new drummer: Otto Mäkelä. A short statement from the band reads as follows: "After couple of jamming session we found this really solid and kick ass mutha to support our discobeats. Welcome Otto!"
End Of You are currently working on new material. According to a March posting, the band, after monts of songwriting and about 30 brand new songs, is currently shaping and pre-producing about ten songs that will appear on the third yet entitled album.