Tool will tour the United States again from mid-November to Christmas. So far the following dates have been confirmed:
Nov. 14 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
Nov. 16 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Nov. 17 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
Nov. 23 - Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center
Nov. 27 - Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
Dec. 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre
Dec. 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre
Exclusive news was posted on the Italian Doom Metal band's website:
Herr Morbid entered the german Dark Metal legends Bethlehem as the new guitar player!! This is the announcement, directly from the Official Bethlehem MySpace: "We proudly present our new guitarist known as "Herr Morbid" of Forgotten Tomb. Bartsch and Morbid soon will start writing a new Bethlehem longplayer for 2008 which more will follow the dark path again, containing some more sick and disturbing ideas like once done on the 90s albums. All other informations who else will play on this record are given to a later date and arent relevant yet. First we have to collect some song ideas, so please dont bother bout possible vocal rumours or other useless things spred around in the underground at the moment. Thank you." Be prepared!!!
Shaman has released its video for the song 'In The Dark' at this location (or by clicking here for a direct link to the video).
On this video you can see the band featuring curent line-up with drummer Ricardo Confessori alongside guitarist Leo Mancini, vocalist Thiago Bianchi and bassist Fernando Quesada.
The track comes off the group's new album, "Immortal" due in November via Italy's Scarlet Records.
Also Shaman recently posted another new song, entitled 'Tribal By Blood' at this location.
The other song already posted online, 'One Life', can be streamed here.
The classic is available again! The second ATROCITY album "Todessehnsucht" (Longing For Death) will be re-released on 15th October 2007 in a most exclusive digipak version. The American fans can look forward to the 5th of November to get this masterpiece including the Death coverversion "Archangel"! Remastered by Alex Krull at Mastersound Studio.
Hi, just a note to let you know that To-Mera will be main support to the legendary Fates Warning for their London show. It's at The Underworld, Camden on the 21st November. Tickets are available at the usual online outlets like www.seetickets.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.com. It's only a 500 capacity venue so be quick!
We have also finished recording the follow up to "Transcendental" and it's presently being mixed. It's as yet untitled, but the release date is scheduled for the 18th February 2008. We are again working with Brett Caldas-Lima from Tower Studios. The process of recording, including photos and video clips, was captured in this Blog: http://tomeraband.wordpress.com
Swedish Power metallers Hammerfall have released the video for their new single 'Last Man Standing' on Nuclear Blast Europe YouTube at this location (or by clicking here for a direct link to this video).
'Last Man Standing' comes off the band's two-CD "best-of" set called "Steel Meets Steel - Ten Years of Glory" due on October 12 through Nuclear Blast Records.
Janne Pennanen and Ville Skön from Finnish metal band Shiver have posted the following lengthy message on the band's MySpace page:
"Music and creating music are usually pleasant and joyful things, but unfortunately this is not always true. The joy was killed for us last spring, when a series of downhearting events occurred.
But let us start from the beginning, so you all will know exactly what happened.
In the beginning of the year 2006, we were searching for a vocalist for our band, and got numerous inquiries from many people. One of these people was Rick Altzi from Sweden. He was one of the noteworthy candidates, but was not chosen for the job.
We sent one of our songs to each of those who contacted us, so they could make their own interpretations of the lyrics and the vocal melody. Rick went through this procedure like everyone else. The song was called Shiver even before the search for a vocalist began.
According to a posting on the Austrian Symphonic Metallers' website, Robert Schoenleitner is not able to continue in Edenbridge due to his profession which doesn´t go along to the long time touring plans of the band.
For your application as a guitar player: Please send a mail with your curriculum vitae, photos, mp3´s and/or videos to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, on September 19th, the production of the new Edenbridge album at the Wild One Studios in Vienna began. Threshold guitar mastermind and Thin Ice Studios chief Karl Groom came over from England to watch over the
Sebastian Lanser's drum recordings. Karl will also do the mix of the record which is scheduled for January. Recordings will continue on October 1st at Farpoint Station Studio in Austria, where vocals, guitars, basses and keyboards will be recorded.
Mark Kelson from Australian The Eternal has issued the following update on the band's website:
"I'm very happy to announce that after two and a half years of writing & recording demos, we have completed 17 songs for our new album "Kartika". We will only be recording 10-12 songs for the final album, but I feel very satisfied that we have an excess of great material to choose from. I really feel fans of our music will not be disappointed with what we are about to unleash! We have really tried to incorporate sounds that we love, and have used a couple of interesting instruments such as the Chinese Pipa and the Hammer Dulcimer. I have had much fun playing around with Melotron's and Analogue Synthesizer's as well.
The brand new video for My New Time album opener Satellites can be viewed online at Dutch music network TMF's web site now! We're very proud of the result and wish to thank everyone involved for great times and a brilliant outcome!
Check out the video on www.tmf.nl and feel free to comment on what you think of it! Thanks for your time!
Darkane drummer Peter Wildoer has posted this message on his website: "This coming winter we will start recording Darkane's fifth record. We have about nine songs ready. We were hoping to enter the studio earlier but in typical Darkane bad luck, our studio got flooded and badly damaged. So now we're looking for a new location for the studio and as soon as we find that we need to rebuild the studio which takes a lot of time. Hopefully we will start recording around Christmas (fingers crossed). In some weeks, we'll start working on the mix of the upcoming Darkane DVD. I just hope the DVD will be released early next year".
Darkane´s upcoming DVD was shot in May 2006 in the band's hometown of Helsingborg, Sweden.
The Rock Hard Festival 2008 is set to take place May 9-11, 2008 at the Gelsenkirchen Amphitheatre in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. First bands confirmed on the festival bill are Immortal, Celtic Frost, Enslaved, Moonsorrow, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter and Volbeat.
18 more bands will be announced over the coming months. A 3day ticket will cost €59.
In the meanwhile, Immortal has posted the following confirmation on their official website:
"After the 7 Dates Of Blashyrkh, and our return to home shores at the Hole In The Sky Festival, we still have 2 remaining dates in Norway this fall before we concentrate on the next studio album. Tickets for both the Notodden and Trondheim shows are available now. We are already preparing for the activities next year, and we can today announce that we will headline next years's edition of the Rock Hard Festival in Germany. The festival takes place May 9-11, 2008 in the Gelsenkirchen Amphitheatre. This will be the first opportunity to see the band live in Germany in 2008."
Romanian band Negura Bunget and Lupus Lounge have agreed upon an encompassing collaboration. Among other things, Lupus Lounge will re-release "From Transylvanian Forests" as well as the albums "Zirnindu-Sa", "Maiastru Sfetnic" and "Sala Molksa" with extensive bonus material. The band is also planning a new recording of the album "Maiastru Sfetnic" featuring a traditional Transylvanian orchestra. Negura Bunget are going to fulfil their contract with the label Code666, but have voiced their trust in Lupus Lounge in that a contract on future releases after the cessation of the cooperation with Code666 has already been signed. In its music, this ambitious and challenging (their listeners as well as themselves) band unites original Black Metal atmospheres with many-layered arrangements deeply inspired by local Transylvanian spirituality and folklore. The band garnered much praise for their last two albums, "'N Crugu Bradului" and "Ôm", and their concert audience agrees that Negura Bunget's music is a law unto itself.
According to a blog posted on the band's MySpace page, Pyramaze will enter the studio October 1st in Haderslev, Denmark to commence the recording of the successor to "The Legend Of The Bone Carver." The band's on fire and ready to record another piece of epic Heavy Metal art. You can follow the progress via the studio diary at http://www.pyramaze.com our at the band's forum, here.