Helloween have spent a long day at the castle Veldenstein in the southern part of Germany recently. The castle was the fascinating location for the shoot of the video for the upcoming single "Light The Universe" - the first ever duet in the band's history - with renowned director Alex Diezinger (Negative, L'Ame Immortelle, Exilia) of AVA Studios. Joining the band on the castle like in the recording studio was Blackmore's Night beautiful singer Candice Night.
The "Light The Universe"-single will be released in the beginning of November. The release should coincide with a big TV and radio campaign. The single itself should contain the video as a bonus, a live rendition of the classic "If I Could Fly" and one more interesting bonus track.
Metal Hammer magazine recently hooked up with Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Mike Scaccia for a few glasses of vino before their London performance to talk about Ministry's "friends": writers, junkies, philosophers, occultists, psychedelic drug experimentalists and a whole host of other loonies. But not George W. Bush. Definitely not. Watch the interview here
A live video with Black Label Society is online at http://www.zakkwylde.com/doomtroopin/ this location. The video was shot in Paris 2005, and is on their new DVD, "The European invasion - Doom troopin". The DVD will be realesed 22/8.
The DVD contains:
01. Stoned and Drunk
02. Destruction Overdrive
03. Been A Long Time
04. Funeral Bell
05. Suffering Overdue
06. In This River
07. Suicide Messiah
08. Demise Of Sanity
09. Spread Your Wings
10. Solo Acoustic Jam
11. Spoke In The Wheel
12. Fire It Up
14. Genocide Junkies
01. Been a Long Time
02. Suicide Messiah
04. Genocide Junkies
More tour dates have been announced for Cannibal Corpse's headlining North American tour with Dying Fetus, Necrophagist and Unmerciful:
Nov. 10 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Nov. 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Nov. 12 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
Nov. 13 - Ashbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
Nov. 14 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
Nov. 15 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Nov. 16 - Buffalo, NY @ The Buffalo Icon
Nov. 17 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Nov. 18 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
Nov. 19 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Nov. 20 - Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
Nov. 21 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Nov. 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater
Nov. 24 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Nov. 25 - Portland, OR @ Roseland
The English Doom/Death Metallers have just announced the release of a new My Dying Bride album, and details such as track lists, etc, but now the artwork for the new album 'A Line Of Deathless Kings' has been posted online. You can view the artwork here.
Also, My Dying Bride have announced that they will be releasing the track 'Deeper Down' as a single. It will contain the song, a special edited version, another new track 'The Child of Eternity' and a live version of 'A Kiss To Remember'. The cover artwork for the single, can be viewed here.
The release dates for the single and album have also been announced. The single will be released on September the 18th, 2006 and the album on October the 9th, 2006.
A video of the song 'Death Walking Terror' from the album 'Kill' has been posted online at Yahoo! Music.
Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster previously told MTV.com about the song choice for the new album.
"Every one of our songs has some kind of violent or dark imagery in it, but we have to look for songs that are a little less graphic. We only have a couple of songs on each record where the lyrics aren't more or less R-rated for violence. We have to carefully choose what songs we do videos for, because otherwise it won't make it passed the censors. The song 'Murder Worship', I think all of us would have liked to have done a video for that. But there's no way, with the decapitated heads and all."
Industrial metal legend, Mortiis, has announced a supporting slot for fall US tour dates with fellow envelope pushing industrially inclined act, the Genitorturers. This marks Mortiis' return to the US and is sure to be an all-out visual and aural assault. The classic Mortiis albums, 'Fodt Til A Herske', 'Crypt of a Wizard', and 'The Stargate' have recently been reissued.
The tour, called the Tortured Souls Tour 2006, info is as follow:
31 - Clicks - Baton Rouge, LA
01 - Granada Theater - Dallas, TX
02 - Engine Room - Houston, TX
03 - Redrum - Austin, TX
04 - Club 101 - El Paso, TX
06 - Fat Cats - Modesto, CA
07 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
Amon Amarth, Wintersun and Týr will be teaming up this November/December for a tour of Europe.
Here is a list of dates for the tour:
02 - D Frankfurt, Batschkapp
03 - D - Osnabrück, B 51
04 - D - Lichtenfells, Festhalle
05 - IT - Milano, Alcatraz
06 - CH - Pratteln, Z7
08 - HR - Zagreb, Boogaloo
09 - SI - Ljubljana, VPK
10 - AT - Linz, Posthof
11 - AT - Wien, Planet Music
12 - HU - Budapest, Wigwam
14 - PL - Wroclaw, WZ
15 - D - Berlin, Columbia Club
16 - D - Halle, Easy Schorre
17 - D - Erfurt, Club Centrum
18 - D - Kaufbeuren, All Kart Halle
19 - D - Stuttgart, LKA
20 - FR - Paris, Elysee Montmarte
22 - UK - Bradford, Rio
23 - UK - London, Underworld
24 - BE - Hof Ter Lo, Antwerp
Power Metallers Mob Rules have completed the work on their newest album. The album will be entitled Ethnolution A.D. and will be produced by Markus Teske. It will be released on the 20th October for people in Germany, and the 23rd October for everyone else.
Here is the track listing for the album:
01. Ethnolution A.D.
b. Unholy War
c. Ashes to Ashes
d. Fuel to the Fire
02. Veil of Death
03. The Last Farewell
04. Day and a Lifetime
05. River of Pain
06. Ain't the One
07. New Horizon
08. With Sparrows
09. Better Morning
The artwork for the album can be seen here
Here is a comment by the band: "It´s done, the latest album. 'Ethnolution A.D.' will surprise all of our fans. Get ready for the 20th October, drop anything from phone to work and join both: The party and the release of Ethnolution A.D."
The finnish band Lordi are to be honored with a cola named after themselves. The bands frontman Mr.Lordi has designed 5 different labels for the cola. There are one label featuring each member and one of the whole band.
"The Lordi phenomenon has brought togeheter the whole nation" says Ritva Sinisalo from the brewery Olvi Group.
Lordi Cola is due to go on sale next month in Finland.
The following message has been posted on Helloween's official web site :
"Due to unforeseen logistical and organizational problems, the German melodic metal act Helloween unfortunately has to call off the planned USA shows and the BW & BN festival in Montreal. Despite good advance ticket sales (where pre sales already where available), North American organizers of the tour could not guarantee an economical and adequate routing of the tour. Therefore a consequent cancellation 2 months before tour start seemed the band management to be the fairest for fans and promoters at this point.
The band apologizes for this cancellation but under these circumstances they could not guarantee a proper show for their fans. Instead Helloween will include the North American market on their next 2007/2008 world tour to present their full show under best possible conditions."