Polish metallers Hate have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Hate have been confirmed to take part in another European raid this year in support of their highly acclaimed "Morphosis" album that will take place only in October! The band will be accompanied this time by Blood Red Throne and Dead Infection. The band is also to take part in Way Of Darkness Festival in Germany on the 3rd October. More info to come soon!"
Announced European tour dates are as follows:
Oct. 08 - Tilburg, The Netherlands - Little Devil
Oct. 09 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Baroeg
Oct. 10 - Belgium - Mass Deathtruction Festival
Oct. 11 - The Netherlands - TBA
Oct. 12 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
Original news, posted on 26.08.2009 (thanks to 5933)
Dutch Doom metallers Hooded Priest have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"At the moment we are doing recording sessions for 9 songs, from which 8 songs will appear on "Devil Worship Reckoning", our first official full length CD. "Devil Worship Reckoning" will be released by Emanes Metal Records, the label with the coolest logo in the world and with expertise when it comes to good music. These metal lovers will also release "Devil Worship Reckoning" as a limited vinyl LP!
For those who can't wait to get their hands on some Hooded Priest material, there are still some copies from the yet very limited self-released demo-rehearsal "Call For The Hearse" (featuring 4 songs).
British metallers Napalm Death have posted the entire live concert they performed at The Lost Horizon in Syracuse, NY earlier this year on UVTV's website and on iTunes.
The setlist was as follows:
01. Strong Arm
02. Unchallenged Hate
03. Suffer The Children
04. silence Is deafening
05. I Abstain
06. Life And Limb
08. On The Brink Of Extinction
09. It's A Mans World
10. From Enslavement To Obliteration
11. Time Waits For No Slave
12. When All Is Said And Done
15. The Kill
17. You Suffer
18. Persona Non Grata
19. Smear Campaign
20. Mass Appeal Madness
21. Nazi Punks Fuck Off
US metallers Ravage have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"It is with regret that I must inform you all that George "GTB" Bellofatto is no longer a member of Ravage. Change has been a constant in this band since we began quite a while back, but I had hoped our most recent line-up would be stable for once - unfortunately, that was not in the cards and once again we have a change in the rhythm section.
"GTB" has left the band to concentrate on his career outside of music and we wish him the best of luck with that and with any future musical projects he may undertake. We were lucky enough to have enlisted the aid of a great young local drummer named Pete Webber and we can now announce that he will be a permenant member of Ravage.
Sydney, Australia's premier extreme metal unit, The Amenta recently announced the departure of vocalist Jarrod Krafczyk and bassist Dale Harrison. The two have been replaced by Cain Cressall (Malignant Monster) and Dan Quinlan (Pain Division) respectively. The Amenta will showcase its new lineup at Against The Grain Festival (September 19th), and a series of Australian shows before the band embarks on the Monsters Of Death Tour in North America this fall with Vader, Decrepit Birth, Warbringer, Augury and Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky.
Keyboardist Timothy Pope made the following remarks on the lineup changes: "Firstly we would like to thank Jarrod and Dale for all their hard work for the band. They both put in amazing effort throughout their time with us. We would also like to congratulate Dale on his impending fatherhood. The split was very amicable and we wish them all the best. That said we are very excited to have Cain and Dan on board.
Swedish metallers Katatonia have issued the following update on their official waebsite:
"The mini-site for "Night Is The New Day" can now be accessed at this location. It includes audio samples, downloads, album information, pre-order links, interviews, art gallery plus all the studio diaries from the recording session.
Subscribers to the Peaceville Records mailing list are being given the first opportunity to download a free song entitled "Forsaker" taken from "Night Is The New Day".
Also check out what Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt had to say about the forthcoming Katatonia album on his official MySpace blog."
"Night Is The New Day" is scheduled for release on November 2 in Europe (November 10 in North America) via Peaceville Records.
US metallers Dio have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"While Craig Goldy is touring Australia with Budgie, Ronnie James Dio is pleased to announce that his good friend and ex-bandmate Doug Aldrich will be joining him, Rudy Sarzo, Simon Wright and Scott Warren for the upcoming UK and European Dio tour in November/December."
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Nov. 21 - Glasgow, Scotland - Academy
Nov. 22 - Sheffield, UK - Academy
Nov. 24 - London, UK - Forum
Nov. 25 - Birmingham, UK - Academy
Nov. 27 - Manchester, UK - Academy
Nov. 28 - Lincoln, UK - Engine Shed
Nov. 30 - Bristol, UK - Academy
Dec. 01 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Hall
Dec. 02 - Tilburg, The Netherlands - 013
Italian metallers Labyrinth have issued the following statement on their official website:
"Labyrinth are ready to enter the studios again, and this time it will be a special occasion to celebrate, as the original line up is finally back together! After a long time, Olaf, Andrea and Roberto are working again together to the new album, and will soon enter the studios to record the long awaited "Return To Heaven Denied Part II", follower of the acclaimed album which made their name be one of the most well known ones into Power Metal scene. You wanted it, you asked for it, you waited for it. Now you will have it.
Blackmore's Night will embark on the "Secret Voyage Autumn Nights 2009" US tour, set to take place in October/November.
The band adds: "To celebrate the fantasy of the Halloween season, and the Renaissance spirit of the music of Blackmore's Night - we welcome all fans to join the festivity of the concerts by wearing Garb, or any costume of the season. A 10 % discount will be given for any merchandise items to fans wearing Garb or costumes for the concerts. We look forward to many fun filled evenings!"
"Secret Voyage Autumn Nights 2009" announced dates are as follows:
Oct. 14 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Oct. 17 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Oct. 25 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Theater
US metallers Atreyu have posted online a new song, "Stop! Before It's Too Late And We've Destroyed It All", on their MySpace page.
The song comes off the band's forthcoming album, "Congregation Of The Damned", which will be released on October 27 via Roadrunner Records.
"Congregation Of The Damned" tracklist:
01. Stop! Before It's Too Late And We've Destroyed It All
02. Bleeding Is A Luxury
03. Carried Away
04. Coffin Nails
05. Black Days Begin
07. Storm To Pass
08. You Were King Now You're Unconscious
10. So Wrong
13. Wait For You
Australian metallers Ruins will release their forthcoming album, "Front The Final Foes", on October 30 via Debemur Morti Productions. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Red Planet (Psycroptic) and Crawlspace Studios.
Also two news songs, "The Sum Of Your Loss" and "Keeping This Crown", are available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
"Front The Final Foes" cover art] tracklist:
01. Breath Of Void
02. The Sum Of Your Loss
03. Cult Rapture
05. Front The Final Foes
06. Hallways Of The Always
07. Keeping This Crown
08. With These Winged Words
German metallers Savage Circus have issued the following update on their official website:
''Savage Circus is ready to return to the scene with a crack of thunder. The long awaited new album "Of Doom And Death" shows all trademarks of "Dreamland Manor". Progressive and powerful songwriting combined with elaborate arrangements, tons of melodies and harmonies, raging guitars rounded up with the trademark vocals towering on the music. From speed monsters such as the title track "Of Doom And Death" to the majestic "Ballad Of Susan" Savage Circus created an album with all the varieties one would expect and beyond.
Savage Circus are finally back with a thunderclap and with their long awaited 2nd studioalbum and ready to set the next milestone in the metaluniverse!"
Swedish metallers Darkane have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Whats up! Sorry about the lack of updates. Darkane has had some time off during the summer while Peter Wildoer has been busy touring with Pestilence. We played the Roskilde festival in Denmark and the Brutal Assault festival in the Czech Republic this summer, and they both felt very successful. Next up is the underground Thrashfestival in Oslo, Norway October 10th. We are also working on a very cool tour pretty far away from where we live, but it will be official when its 100% confirmed.
During the summer Peter, Klas and I have come with ideas and riffs for the next album, and Jens has written some lyrics. We have now started to gather together and put our ideas into actual songs. We are very eager to start recording the next album, and I think we have come up with some very cool stuff so far. Til next time, stay metal!"