Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers Mors Principium Est have finalized the track listing for their third album, "Liberation = Termination", due in early 2007 via Listenable Records. The follow-up to "The Unborn" was recorded at Astia Studio in Finland and was mastered at Imperial Mastering in Concord, California.
"Liberation = Termination" track listing:
02. The Oppressed Will Rise
03. The Animal Within
05. Cleansing Rain
07. Sinners Defeat
08. The Distance Between
09. It Is Done
10. Terminal Liberation
11. Lost Beyond Retrieval
Sweden's Therion have issued the following update:
"So, time to announce the singer that will be touring with Therion for 2007! She is called Lori Lewis and is from Minneapolis, USA. She is the singer of Aesma Daeva (a band that actually supported Therion on one of the shows on the US/Canada tour 2005). Thanx to John (Prassas) from the band for the recomendation and for lending her to us!"
Therion's upcoming album "Gothic Kabbalah" will be released on 12 January 2007.
Season of Mist has set a February 19, 2007 European release date for the third full-length album (which will include eight songs of darkest Metal Magic) from Swedish black metallers Watain. A European tour will follow.
According to a press release, "Those who experienced Watain on stage can witness of a blood-soaked, rusty metallic machinery embodying every aspect of the traditional Satanic black metal cult, re-living and taking further the sinister legacy of Venom, Hellhammer and Mayhem. But believe us when we say 'you have seen nothing yet!'"
You can find a sample of "Storm of the Antichrist" at the band's official website here.
Season Of Mist has set a January 22, 2007 European release date for the new album from legendary Greek death metallers Rotting Christ, entitled "Theogonia". The track listing for the effort is as follows:
01. The Sign of prime Creation
02. Keravnos Kivernitos
03. Enuma Elish
04. Gaia Tellus
05. Helios Hyperion
07. He, the Aethyr
08. Phobos' Synagogue
09. Rege Diabolicus
Download the song "Enuma Elish" at this location.
Rotting Christ will embark on an extensive European tour in February 2007 beginning with the third edition of The Domination Tour.
The band also stated, that the tour announced for November of 2006 in the US will be postponned to March of 2007, due to bureaucratic problems with obtainng visas. As soon as the first dates are confirmed for this tour, they will be posted on the band's official website.
Celtic Frost's new video clip for the song, "A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh", is to be featured as part of the program of the 42nd edition of the renown Solothurn Film Festival in Switzerland, January 22 to 28, 2007. The clip will be shown in the category "Sound & Stories".
"A Dying God Coming into Human Flesh" was taken from Celtic Frost's first album in 14 years, "Monotheist", and the clip was directed by Jessie Fischer (no relation to Celtic Frost's Tom Gabriel Fischer), and filmed in Zurich, Switzerland, in mid-August 2006.
The Canadian death metallers have posted the following message on their official web site:
"All the planets have aligned... The time has come to undertake one of the longest tour runs in our career, that will take the Kataklysm machine in over twenty two countries in five months, visiting three continents and playing - if we're still alive and not too abused after over a hundred shows in the first half of 2007. We started rehersing a long, effective and killer set list with absolutely no filler tracks. We will also be visiting some songs that we haven't played in awhile from five or six albums ago. We promise an explosive show like you haven't seen before from Kataklysm. We look forward to revisiting our old friends and playing the new countries that are planned and shaking the hands of our fans who have waited to see Kataklysm for so long. We come prepared, the question is... Are you??
Tankard , Legion Of The Damned, Desaster and Dryrot are among the confirmed bands for the Winterbreath festival, set to take place January 5-6, 2007 at Hauptsmoorhalle in Strullendorf (near Bamberg), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Alaska Fire, Debauchery, Delirium Tremens, Desaster, Dryrot, Emeth, Free Key Bit Chess, Hatred, Jack Slater, Legion of the Damned, Midwinter, Neocosmic, Schlachtschüssel, Sheepheads, Silent Decay, Skeleton, Sniper, Soylvybe, Tankard, Thora
For more information (in German), visit www.winterbreath.de.
Nick Douglas, the bassist for Doro, has recorded his first solo effort. "Through The Pane" will be released in European shops on November 27 through Painkiller Records. A release party will be held on November 27 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Cologne, Germany beginning at 9:00 p.m.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/nickdouglasmusic.
Amon Amarth and Powermad have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 22-23, 2007 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Here is the festival's billing (Alphabetical order) :
On Saturday January 13, LL-Metal organises LL-Metal Fest at La Louvière, Belgium. Bands playing on the festival billing are Dagoba, Aborted, Mystica, Lyzanxia, Unleash The Fury, Valkyre, Innerfire, Outcast and Suicide Of Demons.
More info about LL-Metal Fest can be found here.
On Friday December 22, a pre-listening metal party will be held at Taverne Du Théatre (Place Communal, La Louvière) with of course music from all bands playing at the LL-Metal Fest some weeks later. The event starts at 6pm. Entrance is totally free, plus there are also a lot of gifts to win!
Vader and Belphegor have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 9-11, 2007 in Bad Berka, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (alphabetical order):
Swedish black metal titans Naglfar have finished recording their new album, "Harvest", tentatively due in early 2007 via Century Media Records. The band has issued the following update:
"Of course there were plenty of problems, including a broken guitar amp. But finally the guitars and vocals are done, thus making us ready for the mixing of the album. We'll start with this on Monday the 26th of November. Some changes and additions have been made in the songs so the final and offical tracklist will be posted soon."
"Harvest" will tentatively include the following "attacks of audial terror" (in no particular order):
German technical death metallers, Necrophagist will embark on a Headlining Tour throughout Europe starting February 2007. Direct support duties will be taken over by Misery Index, Coldworker (Ex-Nasum) and Burning Skies. The first dates of the Carving Europe's Epitaph Tour Vol. II are as follows:
Feb. 08 - DE - Trier @ Exhaus
Feb. 10 - DE - Essen @ Turock, Essen Death Feast
Feb. 11 - DE - Flensburg @ Roxy
Feb. 14 - SE - Stockholm @ Klubben
Feb. 15 - SE - Gothenburg @ Musikens Hus
Feb. 16 - DE - Berlin @ K17
Feb. 17 - DE - Leipzig @ Conne Island
Feb. 20 - AT - Wien @ Arena
Feb. 21 - DE - Muenchen @ Feierwerk
Feb. 22 - IT - Roncade @ New Age Club
Feb. 23 - CH - Oberentfelden @ Boroem Poem Poem
Recently launching a North American tour with Leaves' Eyes in support of "A Twist In The Myth", their Billboard-charting album (#21 on the Top Independent Albums chart and #288 on Billboard's Top Albums chart), Blind Guardian's German roots are never far behind. Featured in the "Betcha Can't Play This" section on Page 34 of the Holiday 2006 issue of Guitar World and on the DVD insert, guitarist André Olbrich explains how being exposed to classical music during childhood has made a definite impression on him as an adult musician, but not everything is composed with classically-tinged trills.
Eager to demonstrate the age-old adage of "All work and no play makes jack a dull boy," vocalist Hansi Kürsch and Olbrich stopped by the Revolver Magazine offices in August to record an impromptu song in two hours. To hear their resulting 40-second opus, go to http://www.revolvermag.com/theunit/index.html and scrolll down to "Click below to hear the entire song!" Additional information is available on Page 44 in the current issue of Revolver.
Taken from a recent MySpace blog written by singer Mikael Stanne:
"I can´t believe it....We made it! It´s done and there is nothing I can do about it. Just got back from the studio where everything is now shipped off to Denmark where Tue Madsen will perform his magicky magic on the things we´ve been working on these last 7 weeks.
I just finished the last vocal lines a couple of days ago and it feels sweet. As always with recordings there is alot of stress and selfdoubt but being in a more than familiar environment in Martins studio(Rogue) has helped tremendously. The recordings have not only been smooth and focused but the overall feeling that we are creating something amazing has really driven us through this.