A new Poisonblack song "X" has now been posted online here. The "A Dead Heavy Day" album will be available as standard CD, LP plus bonus CD as well as Ltd. Edition CD plus bonus DVD containing a "Making Of A Dead Heavy Day", the video clip for the Finnish hit-single "Rush" (taken from the band's 2006 effort "Lust-Stained Despair"), and seven songs filmed at an exclusive semi-acoustic gig at Radio Mega in the band's hometown Oulu. As a preview, you can now watch the song "A Dead Heavy Day" live at YouTube
Anticulture Records act, Nailed have posted the following update:
"So we have just been informed that our release date for "Hatred, Failure & The Extinction of Mankind" will be November 3rd 2008. The album will be available all over the known universe (according to our contract anyway) and will also be available in Leeds. Plastic Head are the distributors so if you want our CD in your shop, tell the staff to get onto them to get the CD ordered! Expect to see us in a venue near you soon."
More on Nailed, including audio samples at this location.
Warrel Dane has posted a video online for his solo-debut "Praises To The War Machine". The video is for the track "Brother" and is a haunting look into Dane's childhood and relationship with his older brother. The stunning piece was filmed by Max Gutierrez and also features home videos from Dane's childhood. Warrel Dane had the following to say about "Brother":
"I'm very happy with the end result, working with Max Guiterrez was a great experience; he really translated the lyrics into a beautiful piece of cinematic art. The day of the shoot I was confronting issues I had been holding inside for years, you can see this in my face. All the home movie footage is authentic, raw and very real. This is a glimpse into my life that I never though I would share."
Swedish metallers Evergrey have made their entire new album "Torn" available for streaming on their MySpace site. The album streaming will be available only for one week (starting Tuesday the 2nd of September).
Evergrey's seventh studio album will be released via Steamhammer/SPV (which is the band's new label) on the following dates:
Germany: September 19
Rest of Europe: September 22
USA/Canada: September 23
01. Broken Wings
04. When Kingdoms Fall
05. In Confidence
09. Nothing Is Erased
10. Still Walk Alone
11. These Scars
French metallers Dagoba have posted two new song, entitled "Face The Colossus" and "Back From Life", on their MySpace. The songs are coming from Dagoba's forthcoming album "Face The Colossus", which will be released on September 29th in Europe and on October 14th in North America via Season Of Mist Records. The album was mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Hatesphere, Mnemic) at Antfarm studios in Århus, Denmark.
The whole tracklist of the album:
02. Face the Colossus
03. Back from Life
04. Somebody Died Tonight
05. The World in Between
07. Orphan of You
08. The Nightfall and all its Mistakes
10. The Crash
11. Sudden Death
"Dear Cynic fans, the time has now come to unveil cult American band's sophomore album's artwork and track listing! As previously announced, "Traced In Air" will be released on October 27th, and it contains the following songs:
01. Nunc Fluens
02. The Space For This
03. Evolutionary Sleeper
04. Integral Birth
05. The Unknown Guest
06. Adam's Murmur
07. King Of Those Who Know
08. Nunc Stans
Here is the artwork of the album. Yes, it is the work of renowned artist Venosa, who created the unmistakable cover and visuals for "Focus" in 1993."
Swedish Old School metallers Deceiver have issued an update on their new album "Thrashing Heavy Metal", and reveals the confirmed tracklisting as follows:
01. The Tail's Of Whom In Shadows Fall
02. Ghost Of Souls & Inner Hate
03. Graveyard Lover
04. Coma Of Death Toxication
05. Machinery Of God
06. Blood Of The Soul
07. Dead To The World
08. The Dungeon
10. Thrashing Heavy Metal
According to Deceiver, this will be the band's last and final album and should be set for a release date later this year.
"Thrashing Heavy Metal" was recorded and mixed at the Abyss Studio with Tommy Tägtgren (Dark Funeral, Marduk, God Among Insects, etc) and mastering duties handled by Nicklas "Terror" Rudolfsson (Runemagick, ex-Swordmaster), with the artwork and illustration designed by Israeli artist Eliran Kantor, who recently did the album artwork for Testament's "Formation Of Damnation" CD.
"On Monday 1st september we will enter Studio underground in Västerås (Sweden) for three weeks to record our 6th fullength album. The album will be named "Nattväsen", Nightcreatures. Some new song titles are: "I den svartaste jord", "Bergagasten" and "Vetramegin".
We will keep you updated of what is going on with reports from the studio here on MySpace. We will also launch a 3 part videoreport between the end of the recordings and the release date. This videoreport will start from the development in the rehersal place and until the album is completed. So if you not already have, make sure to subscribe to our official Youtube site.
Lacrimosa have posted the following short August update on their website:
"After our concerts in the Ukraine, Russia, Germany and Romania we thank you - our audience - for those wonderful evenings we could spend together with you!
With these memories we are back in the studio working on the new Lacrimosa-songs, before we are going to perform in London for the first time ever on September 26th, followed by the concerts in Madrid on October 17th and in Barcelona on October the 18th!"
The music video for the new Metallica single "The Day That Never Comes" is out. It can be viewed on the band's website. Here is what the Metallica members themselves say about it:
"It's midnight here at HQ and we are incredibly proud to present you with the debut of "The Day That Never Comes"... not so much the standard video fare, but what we like to think of as a short film.
We were honored to work with acclaimed film director and fellow Dane Thomas Vinterberg, as our goal with this song was to step outside of the usual every day music video box and into to the world of film. As you may have see here earlier, we shot it outside of Los Angeles a month ago and we hope that you are as blown away by Thomas' vision as we are."
The new album titled "Legacy" from Girlschool will be released through Wacken Records/Steamhammer on October 24th in Germany, October 27th in Europe and November 4th in the USA.
According to a press release: "30 years of female powered heavy Rock N Roll, 30 years of Girlschool. The longest existing all-girl band Girlschool is back with a bang. Their newest album "Legacy" mixes old school Classic Rock with new and modern influences. As "Legacy" is the 30th anniversary album of Girlschool some friends showed up and left their mark. Ronnie James Dio is singing on the bonus-track version of "I Spy" as well as Lemmy left his voice on "Don't Talk To Me" and such musicians like J.J. French (Twisted Sister), Neil Murray, Phil Campbell (Motörhead), Fast Eddie Clarke, Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister) and Tony Iommi (Heaven And Hell) left clicks and licks on several songs too. Even the original guitarist Kelly Johnson, who died last year, can be heard on the opener "Everything Is The Same" with a special ghost appearance! But enough talking, take a deep breath and enjoy the "Legacy"."
Chicago's Soil has issued the following update on their MySpace site:
"Hey there you crazy people! We haven't given you an update in a few months, so here ya go! The Mayhem show we did in Chicago (which was amazing btw, thanks again to the fans for going nuts) will be our last till probably next year. We are hard at work on the new album and will be entering the studio by fall. The songs we have so far are coming together great and we are just enjoying the writing process more than ever.
We'll keep you posted on the progress, as well as, get you in studio video footage and all that good stuff. Things have been quiet for now since we are in writing/recording mode, but thanks to you guys for sending all the e-mails and pics to the myspace page. We definitely try and get to all that we can. Be safe, live life to the fullest, and play your music as loud as possible."
Swedish thrash metal band Darkane with their new fronter Jens Broman (ex-The Defaced) have signed with Massacre Records for Europe. The 5th album of the band "Demonic Art" will be unleashed October 24th and will be available as limited Digipak format with exclusive bonus material!
The tracklisting reads as follows:
01. Variations Of An Eyerush
02. Leaving Existence
03. Demonic Art
06. Impetious Constant Chaos
08. Soul Survivor
09. The Killing Of I
10. Wrong Grave
11. Still In Progress
12. Wrath Connection
The dates are now set for 2009; they are Friday 14th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August!
Tickets will be going on sale from 1st September at this year's price of £85.00; as of 15th December 2008 the ticket prices will be increasing. We have decided as always for our fans loyalty to offer the early bird ticket prices for a limited time, this will give you the chance to get next years tickets at this years prices!!
We will soon be announcing bands for 2009; we cannot give you any clues but can assure you of a bigger and even better line up for 2009!!!!!!!
Bloodstock is the UK's number 1 Metal Festival & we intend to keep true to our word in bringing you the bands you have been requesting as well as UK Exclusives!!