A few weeks ago, we revealed the new Protest The Hero Scurrilous will be released March 22nd through Vagrant Records in the US and through Underground Operations in Canada. The band has now revealed the tracklisting of the album as well.
The opening track of the album, "C'est La Vie" has been made available for streaming over here. 8309 for the heads up!]
01. C'est La Vie
07. The Reign of Unending Terror
10. Sex Tapes
The first single off Decadence' new album will be recorded during February 18th-20th at West Wood Music. Producer in charge will be Victor Meding, the effort will be co-produced by Kenneth Lantz.
This exclusive single will be released by UK-based label Femme Metal Records on their special 2011 compilation album, scheduled on September 26. The compilation will be released in the UK (distributed by Code 7 via Plastic Head) and in Germany (distributed by Twilight in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands). The profits from the sales will be donated to charity; National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
This single version will be different from the album version so don't miss out on this special occasion before the 5th basher is unleashed. More info will be posted about the new album as the band goes along.
"Whales", a brand-new track from US progressive instrumentalists Scale The Summit, has been made available for streaming, exclusively at MetalSucks.
"Whales" comes off the band's upcoming new album The Collective, which will be released on March 1st through Prosthetic Records.
Scale The Summit guitarist Chris Letchford on the new track: "We're all very proud to be releasing a new song and not only just any but our personal favorite from the record, "Whales". This song was already all of ours personal favorite during the final stages of writing The Collective. We felt this song was a great first release since it has a little of everything; melodic, aggression, great solos, clean jazzy vibe, and a very chill outro. Hope a lot of you out there really enjoy it and that it gets you guys even more excited for the release of The Collective!"
Mathieu "Matt" Paquette, vocalist of Montréal, QC-based technical metalcore/deathcore outfit Beheading Of A King, has reportedly passed away. A cause of death has yet to be disclosed. Paquette was only twenty years old.
The band wrote the following on their Facebook wall: "Thank you so much for your support everyone. Matt will stay in our hearts and will be remembered forever. He would not want the band to end. We will not stop. We miss you so much. Keep an eye on us, your friends, your band, your tons of fans. Today, we lost an icon of the metal music scene. You will never be forgotten. We love you Matt."
And: "Whatever the fuckin reason... He's not there anymore. It's enough."
After repeated requests from fans and concert promoters alike, Royal Hunt and their former lead singer DC Cooper mutually decided to reunite for a very few selected dates, in order to perform the entire Paradox (the band's first concept album from 1997) and several of "everybody's all-time favourite" songs from that period.
Antigama recently entered Progresja Studio in Warsaw, Poland to record a handful of new tracks.
The band recorded with Pawel Grabowski and the songs were mixed and produced by Szymon Czech. The new tracks will appear on an upcoming split CD with Italy's Psychofagist. Additional information on the split will be made available shortly along with audio previews.
Additionally, Antigama has almost completed writing for a brand new full-length and follow-up album to 2009's Warning. The band is set to record again with Szymon Czech in spring 2011.
2011 marks the 10th anniversary for Antigama. The band is planning a special anniversary show toward the end of the year along with a CD compilation of their 10-year recorded history. Regular updates and additional information will be posted via the new Antigama blog.
Last weekend, Krypteria vocalist Ji-In revealed on Luxembourg-based radio program "The Abbey Metal Show", that the band's upcoming new album would be entitled All Beauty Must Die. Now the band has also announced the tracklist of the album.
The band will reveal the names of the guest musicians and unleash a new track any time soon. All Beauty Must Die is set for an April 22nd release through Roadrunner Records.
All Beauty Must Die cover art] tracklist:
02. As I Slowly Bleed
03. Fly Away With Me
04. You Killed Me
05. Live To Fight Another Day
06. Eyes Of A Stranger
07. Thanks For Nothing
08. Turn The World Around
11. (How Can Something So Good) Hurt So Bad
After some deliberation, Swiss hard-rock veterans Gotthard have decided to continue their activities.
The band released the following collective statement: "After the tragic accident of our friend and singer Steve Lee, who died October the 5th 2010 in the USA, we withdrew ourselves until after the new year and took a break. Now we are back again with plans for the future and a difficult task to fulfil.
Guitarist Leo Leoni:"After the very emotional days after Steve´s death, it was important for us to first of all try and cope with the pain, give it a place to rest and find ourselves again. And so we sat down in the new year and tried to look at the new situation "soberly"... it was obvious to all of us very quickly that we had to go on - Gotthard is not a job for us - GOTTHARD IS OUR LIFE!!"
Only two days after bassist Terry Butler (now in Obituary) and drummer Greg Gall announced their departure from Six Feet Under, the band welcomes their new drummer, Kevin Talley.
Well-known Dååth and studio/session drummer Kevin Talley (ex-Dying Fetus, ex-Misery Index, ex-Chimaira) has joined up with Six Feet Under and will appear on the upcoming album, fulfill touring duties, etc.
Commented Chris Barnes: "I am 110% stoked to have Kevin join SFU he is undeniably one of the best, if not THE best drummer in death metal, and I'm proud to have him along for the ride!"
Barnes earlier stated the following regarding the departure: "Just to fill you all in, Steve and myself are very excited about the future of the SFU, and I have been working hard on writing the new SFU material for the past 4 months with a new writing partner.