Swiss metal experimentalists Samael have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's eighth album, "Solar Soul", is scheduled for release on June 1. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include 'Solar Soul', 'Promised Land', 'Slavocracy', 'Western Ground' and 'On The Rise'.
Commented vocalist Vorph: "We're thrilled to enter this new collaboration with an album we believe to be our greatest achievement to date. We know Nuclear Blast is providing a solid ground that will enable us to build something worth your attention. For us, it feels like the time is now!"
For more news about "Aeonics - An Anthology", Samael's best of compilation through Century Media Records, go to here.
"We are really sorry to inform about this cos we were looking forward for these gigs, but here are few reasons for the cancellations:
- The flight tickets of the band haven't been booked although
the gigs were so close.
- The local promotion company hadn't solved the Venue problems
- Lack of coordination abilities.
- They didn't send any agreements regarding the gigs."
The regarding dates were on 17 March at Ankara, and 18 March at Istanbul.
Norwegian black metallers Satyricon have posted the following update:
"As many of you already know, we are confirmed to perform at Germany's With Full Force and Battle Of Metal, plus the Brutal Assault Festival in the Czech Republic. The actual day we are playing has not been set in stone yet at any of these festivals yet, but the time period of each festival is listed here.
2007 is a year of song writing and hopefully also recording, but we will make a few appearances here and there throughout the year. There will be a couple more festivals in the summer as well."
According to an online posting by Nile drummer George Kollias, the band will enter the studio today (Monday, February 26) to begin recording the follow-up to 2005's "Annihilation Of The Wicked", due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records.
Said Kollias: "There is a lot of work to be done. The new songs sound REALLY great and tight. I can't wait to record!"
More bands have been announced Los Angeles Murderfest Version 3.0 (sponsored by SMNnews), which is slated for March 24th and 25th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA:
Saturday, March 24th:
Lack Of Interest
Lair Of The Minotaur
Book Of Black Earth
Watch Me Burn
Sunday, March 25:
7000 Dying Rats
Bad Acid Trip
Kill The Client
The Dolemite Project
Guitarist Rob Cavestany of Bay Area Thrash Titans Death Angel has issued the following update:
"We've been jamming out at our studio in Oakland, creating a new album which we plan to release later this year. Good vibes are flowing! Can't wait for you to feel itů
"We're pretty much going to lay low on the live shows until we get the album completed. In fact, we did not plan to do any shows at all before summer but then we got invited to play in the Philippines! 'Pulp Summer Slam Seven' takes place at Amoranto Stadium in Manila and we can't wait to hit that outdoor stage in the sizzling heatů it's gonna be insane!
"OK, maybe one or two of the summer festivals in Europe; it's torture passing those up!
Polish death metallers, Behemoth, appear to be lining up select U.S. shows (most likely taking place around an appearance at this year's New England Metalcore festival). Dates released so far include:
April 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/ Dimmu Borgir, etc.
April 29 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza w/ Cannibal Corpse, etc.
April 30 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Also, Behemoth are currently wrapping up the tenuous recording process for The Apostasy, "their most ambitious and epic offering yet." The new effort is being recorded in the band's hometown of Gdansk with Nergal (vocals, guitars) and longtime sound engineer Malta in the producers' chairs and is set for a late July release.
Posted by the band on the Callenish Circle homepage:
"After nearly 15 years we've decided to lay our precious Callenish Circle to rest. We'll play our last show on Saturday the 10th of March at De Azijnfabriek in Roermond, The Netherlands. This wasn't the easiest decision to make, but in the end, we all agree that Callenish Circle has now run its course. We've accomplished everything that we set out to do and even more but now the time has come to move on. We're all very proud of our latest album and feel that now is a good time to call it a day.
After all those years the inspiration to keep Callenish Circle going was slowly fading away. We always aimed to deliver the goods with the highest quality possible and we simply do not want to continue a band that can't give the essential blood, sweat & tears anymore. We prefer to burn out on a high note now, rather than just slowly fade into obscurity. Some bands linger on for years past their expiration date but Callenish Circle will definitely not become one of those bands.
The following announcement was posted on Celtic Frost's official website:
"Celtic Frost are proud to announce their return to North America in spring 2007.
The group has been invited to play the special guest slot on the forthcoming Type O Negative tour in April and May 2007. Due to the preceding co-headliner tour with Kreator in Europe which will conclude on April 5, 2007, in Hamburg, Celtic Frost will not be able to play all dates with Type O Negative. Immediately after the final show of the European tour, however, the group will fly to the United States to join Type O Negative for the first time on April 9, 2007, in Chicago and remain with the tour until its conclusion on May 8, 2007, in Baltimore, MD.
The following message has been posted on metallica.com:
"Enough already with this announcing one show at a time B.S. . . . we've got four more to tell you about!
First up, is Oslo, Norway on July 10th. Last time we were there is it was winter (Dec. '03). . . we're psyched to be playing outside in the summer, actually our first outside gig ever in Norway.
We haven't been to Stockholm, Sweden in way tooooooo long . . . so it's very cool that we'll be back on July 12th to play at Stockholm Stadion for the second time. See how these things work ... 'cause the next show is in . . . Helsinki, Finland, July 15th, our eighth visit to Helsinki and again our second time at the Olympic Stadium. Yeah, there are a couple of days off in there . . . what to do, what to do?