Germany power metallers Freedom Call has posted a new music video for the song "Thunder God", which is off the band's latest album "Legend of the Shadowking". The clip is streamed online through MySpace channel of SPV Music.
Metal God Records and Rob Halford are pleased to confirm Halford North American concert dates November and December with Ozzy Osbourne. Twelve cities are currently available for sale with additional dates to be announced.
Ozzy Osbourne & Rob Halford 2010 North America Fall Tour
Nov. 12 - Victoria, BC - Save On Foods Memorial Centre
Nov. 14 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
Nov. 16 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
Nov. 18 - Edmonton, MB - Rexall Place
Nov. 20 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
Nov. 23 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Nov. 25 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
Nov. 27 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Dec. 01 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Arena
Dec. 03 - E. Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
As was reported in June, the guys of Dark Moor have been working on a new album. The band has now unveiled more details on their upcoming new effort. The new Dark Moor album will be titled Ancestral Romance will be released in November 2010.The Cover Artwork for the new album was created by artist Samuel Araya (Cradle Of Filth, Elvenking etc).
Ancestral Romance Tracklist:
02. Love From The Stone
03. Alaric De Marnac
04. Mio Cid
05. Just Rock
06. Tilt At Windmills
07. Cancion Del Pirata
08. Ritual Fire Dance
09. Ah! Wretched Me
10. A Music In My Soul
The new Serj Tankian album Imperfect Harmonies is being streamed in its entirety on the band's MySpace page.
The album is scheduled for release on September 21 via Serjical Strike/Reprise. Here's the tracklisting again:
01. Disowned Inc.
02. Borders Are...
05. Reconstructive Demonstrations
07. Gate 21
08. Yes, It's Genocide
09. Peace Be Revenged
10. Left Of Center
11. Wings Of Summer
Metalstorm Towers received the following sad news from one of our contacts at Relapse Records:
September 22, 2010
This e-mail is to inform you that the European Relapse Records office and warehouse was destroyed last night by a fierce fire.
The fire broke out around 5AM this Wednesday morning and reduced the warehouse and office to ashes, together with several other companies and houses. No one was injured in the fire. The cause of the fire is yet unknown, and is under investigation by local authorities.
Label operations will continue, and further updates will follow.
...for all my dead metal cd and vinyl homies.
Good to know label operations will continue, hopefully they won't be horribly set back by this accident.
Pacific Northwest dark metal legends Agalloch have completed work on their fourth full-length entitled Marrow Of The Spirit, the follow-up to 2006's Ashes Against The Grain. The release date is November 23.
Marrow Of The Spirit tracklist:
01. They Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
02. Into The Painted Grey
03. The Watcher's Monolith
04. Black Lake Nidstang
05. Ghosts Of The Midwinter Fires
06. To Drown
In a recent interview with Tomb Of The Opinionated, Obituary singer John Tardy confirmed the rumour that the band has parted ways with bass player Frank Watkins, who has been performing with the latest incarnation of Gorgoroth.
John Tardy answered to the question about Watkins' departure and replacement: "Frank is no longer in the band and Terry Butler will be doing all the shows that he can with us. Right now we are happy with that and if Terry's schedule does not allow him to play with us we can always lean on Stever DiGiorgio or Kenny Andrews."
Swedish power metallers Dream Evil have uploaded another new video off the latest In The Night album. The track is called "The Ballad" and was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus. The video also appears on Century Media's official channel.
Heavy metallers Black Tide have unveiled a new song called "Bury Me" on their official site which will be released as a split digital single with another new song, "Honest Eyes", on 9/21.
The band recently spent time in the studio with renowned producers GGGarth and Josh Wilbur recording the follow up to their 2008 critically acclaimed debut, Light From Above. Webisodes from these sessions can be seen on the bands Official VEVO channel. The band will be teaming up with Bullet For My Valentine and Escape The Fate on tour through till the end of October.
Tom Phillips, guitarist of While Heaven Wept has issued a lengthy update about the band. He says:
"I am extremely pleased to inform you that Chris Salamone and I have just completed the mastering of Triumph:Tragedy:Transcendence - Live At The Hammer Of Doom Festival this week, and the results are incredible all things considered. But don't take my word for it...today I'm adding the first audio sample to all of our websites, including this myspace, so I encourage you to have a listen yourselves!
Currently, our good friends at Streetclip TV are editing the DVD program, and based upon the rough draft version I've seen, it's going to turn out absolutely amazing considering the number of cameras involved as well as the very musically-inclined filming.
US Traditional Doom metallers Trouble are getting ready to enter studio. The band has been making preliminary recordings and working out things in order to bring the best possible Trouble release. The band is extremely happy with the direction of the songs. Heavy and Melodic are the words that describe this work.
In other news, be on the look out for the new Trouble Video Blog. The band has signed on with Ironroad to bring subscribers a weekly blog reporting on everything Trouble. Fans will soon be able to sign up and receive video blogs.
Guitar pedal and effects manufacturer Dunlop recently posted videos about what kind of gear Tool uses. Here they are:
"Ever wonder how these pioneers of progressive metal get their psychedelic sounds and monstrous tones? We take a look at the rigs of both bass player Justin Chancellor and guitarist Adam Jones during their set up at a show in San Francisco. Check out the awesome demo of our Heil Talk Box in the Adam Jones interview. Tool fans and tone chasers prepare for an overload! On Adam Jones' rig we saw: Phase 90, Micro Amp, 535Q Crybaby, Heil Talkbox. On Justin Chancellor's rig we saw: MXR Bass Envelope Filter, MXR Bass Octave Deluxe .Check out the videos below."