16:26 - Lethrokai On another note, this is some of the best post-hardcore I've heard all year, and the band's hardly garnered ANY attention. It's actually quite dark for post-hardcore, but just NAILS it: [link]
Swedish metallers Dragonland have issued the following updateon their MySpace blog:
"After what may seem to some like a lifetime of silence, we have now debuted a new song on our MySpace! The song, "The Shadow Of The Mithril Mountains" is a high quality preproduction of our forthcoming, yet untitled album, tentatively out in early 2010.
Italian metallers Highlord will release their forthcoming album, entitled "The Death Of The Artists", in October via Scarlet Records.
Also a new song, "The Scream", is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
"The Death Of The Artists" cover art] tracklist:
01. Simple Man
02. Every Thrash Of Me
03. Canticle Of The Flesh
04. It Takes Some Passion
05. The Death Of The Artists
06. Dance In A Flame
07. The Scream MP3]
08. Slave To Darkness
09. A Queen In My Pocket
10. Rebel Yell
11. Zankokuna Tenshi No Teeze
Danish metallers Koldborn have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Hi all! New song! Finally! We know it has taken us a while but it's been worth the wait! "Ashes" is the title of this dense, compact little fucker and it's one of the songs we recently recorded at Smart 'N' Hard studio with Bredahl. Let us know what you think.
I'm sure this will come as a bit of a chock, but a few changes has occurred in the lineup: We're very pleased to announce that Martin Olsen from hellraisers As We Fight and Kim Jensen from fellow Danish death-monster Dawn Of Demise have joined the Koldborn camp. Welcome guys! A few shows are slowly being added, so we'll be seeing you all out there this autumn."
Swedish metallers Nominon have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Greetings people, fans and fiends of the Grotesque.
We're now almost done with the drum tracks at the renowned Necromorbus Studios. It all sounds massive and rotten, there's just no other way! The drum room starts to reek of Perras creativity and I guess he soon for sure are worthy of his price, it comes bottled from Scotland! Mixed with Atlanta/Georgias pride: Coca Cola, he'll enjoy the rest of his time in the studio!
We have some news from the tomb for you all! The drums are now done and put on tape, I guess, 'cause why else would Perra be sitting here beside me, the editor of death, and enjoying his whiskey and coke?
Within Temptation have issued the following update on their official website:
As you already know, we will be releasing a new acoustic live CD in the end of October. "An Acoustic Night At The Theatre" will feature many of our biggest hits, played live and acoustic during our seated tour last year. In April next year we will be doing a rerun of this tour, where we will be doing this particular show for the last time. After that, we will prepare ourselves for the new album, new show, etc. The exact release date is October 30th in some countries and 2 days later in some other countries. We will post an exact overview on that at a later date. Of course you want to know what's going to be on there, well here you go:
Chthonic will embark on an UK Tour in October/November.
Announced dates are as follows:
Oct. 31 - London, UK - Garage
Nov. 01 - Oxford, UK - Zodiac
Nov. 02 - Stoke, UK - Sugar Mill
Nov. 03 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Nov. 04 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Nov. 06 - Glasgow, UK - King Tut's
Norwegian metallers Skitliv have posted online a new song, "Densetsu", on their MySpace page (the song is also available for free download at this location).
Maniac comments: "A track that shows the sometimes hidden versatility of Skitliv. Skitliv can be claustrophobic, this one is rather caustic. A journey through my mind in about seven minutes. The anger within unleashed. A comment of sorts. I have nothing more to say."
"Densetsu" comes off the band's debut album, "Skandinavisk Misantropi ", which is scheduled for release on October 19 in Europe (November 17 in the US) via Season Of Mist.
French metallers Anthropia have released their new video for the song "The Altar Of Trust". "The Altar of Trust" is a song from the last Anthropia album "The Chain Reaction", released in February. The album was recorded on the French riviera at Artmusic Studio, mixed by Francois Merle of Manigance, and mastered by Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pretty Maids, Jorn) at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark. Adagio keyboardist Kevin Codfert makes a guest appearance on the album.
"The Chain Reaction" cover art] tracklist:
01. Incarnation (Prologue)
02. A New Self
03. Whipping Soul
04. The Torn Off Wing of the Butterfly
05. Take Me Home
06. The Night at the Opera
07. The Altar of Trust
Colombia-based symphonic black metal band Nephesh will release their debut album, "Inter Armas Silent Leges", on October 15th via Nokternal Hemizphear. The CD was recorded, mixed and mastered at Tempus Ater Studios.
"Inter Armas Silent Leges" cover art] tracklist:
01. Vae Victus
02. Sangre Inmortal
03. Tormentor of Sin
04. Death I Will be Your Death
05. Fortaleza Eterna
07. Sentence Darkness
08. Inter Armas Silent Leges
09. A Cold Breath
10. Symphony of War
11. Apocalypsis 15 (Bonus Track)
The tracks "Sangre Inmortal", "A Cold Breath" and "Psalmorum" are streaming at the band's MySpace page. A small album trailer can be found here.
Death/Grind metallers Cyanosis have inked a deal with Rotting Corpse Records. The group's upcoming new album, "Murderology 101: Fascination with Eradication", is tentatively due in early 2010. This is the follow-up to 2008's full-length release, "Conceiving Abhorrence".
Vocalist/guitarist Al Andrews states the following: "We would like to thank Ron, Lori, and all at Rottting Corpse Records for this opportunity. We are super stoked at having a US based label, especially one so close to us (in Chicago), and one that is SO DAMN DOWN TO EARTH AND SUPPORTIVE!! We have great respect for the other bands on Rotting Corpse Records, and think we will be a great addition to an already impressive roster, this label is a force to be on lookout for-2010 will be the year of Rotting Corpse Records and the ultra pummeling tri-headed brutality that is uncompromisingly Cyanosis!"
Italian melodic death metal/hardcore act Forgotten Tears recently uploaded the first two webisodes of the making of their forthcoming debut album "Words To End". They recently entered Fear Studio in Ravenna (Italy) to record the drums and, a few days ago, finished recording guitar parts at FT Studios in Lecco (Italy).
Singer, Faust, commented: "The album will be hopefully ready in a couple of months, then we will be looking for a good record label willing to pubblish and distribuite the album internationally." He adds: "We worked hard searching for the perfect compromise between our already evident European melodic death metal attitude and the newest wave of modern hardcore. I believe that this album will satisfy the appetite of all fans of the upgrowing modern metal, deathcore and hardcore scene. We really can't wait to share the new songs with our fans during our next live shows."