Brazilian thrash metallers Facínora have made their debut album Hell Is Here available for free download. According to the band they will independently distribute their much anticipated debut album by giving their listeners a dose of Facínora without breaking their wallets or bank accounts. Get your dose of thrash at this location (click on the album cover to download the .rar file).
Hell Is Here cover art] tracklist:
01. Hell Is Here
02. Source Of Madness
03. R.I.P (Religions Is A Plague)
05. Empty Illusions
06. Living In Reality
07. War Between Selfish
10. The Evil
"Hunter's Season", the new live video from Kamelot's latest release Poetry For The Poisoned bonus DVD, which features on the deluxe edition of the album, can now be watched below. The album saw an early September release through earMUSIC/Edel.
UK doomsters My Silent Wake have revealed a home-made video for one of their new songs "Death Becomes Us", as can be watched below. The song comes off the band's new effort IV Et Lux Perpetua, released just yesterday (29 October). You can find more information about the album in our news archive.
As reported earlier today, the band will embark on a short European with In Vain in a few days. Dates are available here. This will mark My Silent Wake's last tour with drummer/vocalist Jasen Whyte, who'll be leaving the band at the end of the year.
Here's the full message of the band: "Andi and Jasen will be playing on the tour. Andi did not need the break from the band that was reported a few months ago. These will be Jasen's last performances due to him leaving at the end of the year. Tank will be drumming and me (Ian Arkley) and Kate will be playing as usual."
Ealier this month, we reported about James LaBrie's first solo headlining tour in five years. But now it seems he is forced to cancel the North American trek. The following statement was released regarding the cancellation:
"It is very difficult for what I am about to say. The Static Impulse Tour has been cancelled due to some unfortunate, unforeseen difficulties with securing work visas for a couple of the guys. It would be virtually impossible for us to have these visas processed on time to begin the tour let alone the rehearsals which were scheduled for the week prior to the first show.
I don't know what to say other than we are all in shock and can only hope we can make this a reality at some point in the near future. I am really sorry to everyone who has gone out and purchased the meet and greets and show tickets. This totally sucks and I'm sure you're all quite upset and have every right to be. I can only ask for your understanding and forgiveness and assure you that when we are in a position (hopefully in the near future) to tour all of this will have been taken care of well in advance or it just won't happen."
You can now listen to "By The Hammer Of Zeus (and the Wrecking Ball of Thor)", a new song coming off Virgin Steele's new album The Black Light Bacchanalia, exclusively at Noisecreep.
Vocalist David DeFeis tells Noisecreep: "This track is a good representation of the barbaric-romantic style of the group. It is raw, primitive and aggressive, yet also bombastic, majestic and progressive. It is dark and serious, but it still cooks and maintains its sensuality."
"But before you listen, understand what the song is after on a conceptual level". DeFeis continues, "The lyrics are about the coming of the mountain-fire god, and his hatred and fear of the goddess, and his usurpation of her powers. The opening line sums up how the creation of this album went, and it also sums up the 'never surrender' Virgin Steele spirit: 'Pain is me and I'm relentless.'"
Psycroptic will be joined by guest vocalist Zdenek Simecek (Godless Truth) on their upcoming US tour with Nile, Ex Deo, Keep Of Kalessin and Pathology. Vocalist Jason Peppiatt will be unable to join the band on the tour due to the imminent arrival of his newborn son.
"A month or so after we confirmed the US tour I was greeted with the excellent news that I would be a new father, halfway through the tour no less," commented Peppiatt. "Since I could not miss the birth, and I couldn't exactly drive from the US to Tasmania, I talked it through with the rest of the guys and decided to ask Zdenek in to fill for the last tour of the Ob(servant) album for me. Zdenek has been a long time friend of the band and is a super talented vocalist, so I'm happy to have him in my shoes for this run. I'll be working hard demoing the new material while at home (as well as changing nappy's), and I'll see you all in 2011!"
Darkwater have uploaded a promotional trailer for the upcoming release, entitled Where Stories End. The clip can be watched below.
The album is set for a release on November 21st in Europe through Ulterium Records and November 23 in North America via Nightmare Records. More album details were previously reported over at this location. One of the new tracks, "Why I Bleed", is still available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
Progressive death metallers In Vain are doing a short European tour in a few days, together with British progressive death/doom band My Silent Wake, who have just released a new album. Tour dates as listed below:
On the 22th of November Century Media Records will release a box set containing all the releases Samael recorded for the label. A Decade In Hell consists of 9 CD's and 2 DVD's namely: Worship Him - Blood Ritual - Ceremony Of Opposites - Rebellion - Passage - Exodus - Eternal - Era One and Lesson In Magic #1 + Black Trip DVD 1 and 2.
A Decade In Hell cover artwork can be found here.
In other news, Season of Mist is proud to welcome Samael to the roster in North America! The band have been friends of the label's team for ages now so this collaboration was meant to happen sometime.
"We always remember the first time", the band comments. "When we met again with Michael Berberian a couple months ago, we realized that his first step in the music business was to organise a concert for us in his home town, years ago... We have often crossed each other's path since then and today we're happy to announce that our new album will be released in America through Season of Mist, home of Morbid Angel, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mayhem and now Samael!"
French metallers Gojira will be entering the studio in Los Angeles next week, with producer Logan Mader (ex-Machine Head, ex-Soulfly), recording an EP to support the action of Sea Shepherd led by Paul Watson. The EP will contain four songs and the band has already invited special guests to sing on the songs. More info to be unveiled soon!
Remember that time Lordi fired their drummer because he appeared on stage with his other band without a mask? Omg, how could he! Right?
Well, it seems like Lordi have found a new drummer, called Otus - which stands for "creature". Needless to say he's one ugly motherfucker dude.
Mr. Lordi shares the following about Otus: "We are not really sure who or what he is, he is just... a creature, a thing (Otus in Finnish). He is a mixture of a butcher, an executioner, an alien, a lizzard and a zombie. Tough dude. And definitely one of the ugliest members in our family."
In case you were keeping track, Otus is the tenth member in Lordi family tree.
Leaves' Eyes have issued the following short update:
"We want to say a big thank you to everybody at Metal Female Voices Fest. Once more it was a fantastic show and a special experience for the band at Wieze, Belgium! As we mentioned on stage this was the last festival show in Europe for this year and it couldn't be better than this! Now we are preparing our first concert in India on November 19th. Moreover, we are in the middle of the production of our new record which will be finished soon. The album will be released in springtime 2011!"
Turisas has finished recording the upcoming, yet untitled third album!
The new album was recorded between March and September 2010 at Sound Supreme Studio, Finland, and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost etc.) at Fascination Street, Sweden. The album was produced by vocalist and main songwriter Mathias "Warlord" Nygård. The album is due to be released worldwide on Century Media Records in early 2011. Complete information on the album title, release date and all other details will follow very soon - watch this space!
Along with releasing a new album, Turisas is to join Cradle Of Filth on a US tour in February - March 2011. The other supporting bands on this tour are Nachtmystium and Daniel Lioneye (HIM side-project). Mainland Europe and UK shows will be following close behind, details to be announced shortly; 2011 is looking to be one long road trip!
Hello folks! We have some startling news: our lead singer Ilja Jalkanen has decided to leave the band after some serious thinking. The reasons for this are purely musical and the chemistry within the band has always been great. In Ilja's own words: "My heart is not in heavy metal anymore, and a great band like Kiuas deserves a singer completely dedicated to the music."
However, as all the fans know, although Ilja has been the voice of Kiuas for many years, his contribution to the songwriting has been very minimal and thus his departure won't affect the bands musical direction or diminish the power of the music in the future in any way. The fact is that Kiuas will be able to continue it's musical journey with passion only without Ilja - this is the only way to go.