Pain Of Salvation Updated their site with some great news:
They will part of a series of Charitiy Gigs: "As usual, Pain of Salvation will always do what they can to support causes they agree with, and this year they will play in Finnaker, Sweden on the 6th of September at the charity festival Rock for Moc (for Mozambique), and later on in Eskilstuna, Sweden, at the last day of the European Mobility Week, September 22 (car free day). On the 10th of October they will again play in Eskilstuna, at the Balsta Musikslott (Buster stage), headlining the "Rock for the Children of the World" night".
Daniel said the following about the dvd: "The DVD is starting to come together, and will consist of two separate discs - one will be the live show from our last tour, and the other one will be a documentary following the band on the 2005 tour, which marked the end of that line-up. The fact that the band has seen such major changes the last two years made it very difficult emotionally to invest time and energy in this product, and it wasn't until the documentary draft was proposed by Per Hillblom that I started to see what this DVD was trying to communicate. We still have a few commentary tracks to record but we are starting to see the end of it."
Keyboardist Jens Johansson has updated the band's website with the following news:
"We have some good news. Earlier this summer, Timo K, Jens and Lauri got together with a guitar player in a forest cottage in west Finland and wrote and arranged some songs. It went extremely well, and we are very happy with the material, the direction, and the general vibe in the band.
We now have over 15 songs written and demoed already, but probably not all of these will make it to the actual album.
We are happy to confirm that our new guitar player is Matias Kupiainen photo]. He was the only guy we even considered seriously. This interesting fellow was born May 11, 1983 and is a native of Helsinki, Finland. You can find some information and pictures on his myspace page. Here is a video.
Swedish vikings Thyrfing have annouced more details about their upcoming new album. The album will be called "Hels Vite". A teaser trailer can be seen here. The band has also released the cover artwork for the album. Click here to see it.
Following is the tracklist of new album:
01. En Sista Litania
02. Från Stormens Öga
04. Hels Vite
06. Becoming The Eye
07. Tre Vintrar - Två Solar
Hels Vite will be released via Regain Records in October 2008.
Psycroptic's record label Nuclear Blast have announced the following about the band's new album:
"The new album and Nuclear Blast debut, (Ob)Servant, by Tasmanian Tech Death Metallers Psycroptic will include a free bonus DVD featuring a studio diary as well as full live shows of their 2006 gig in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Wellington, New Zealand, 2008. The free bonus DVD will run about 85 minutes in total. (Ob)Servant will be released on September 26th as CD/DVD and will be on sale for the price of a regular CD".
Abysmal Dawn have posted the following update on their official site:
"After almost five years together Abysmal Dawn have parted ways with guitarist Jamie Boulanger. Currently Jamie has other priorities that he needs to take care of in his life, including his new baby girl. We wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors.
We are proud to announce Ian Jekelis of Aartisan as our new second guitarist. Ian filled in for our past two tours and we're proud to have him as a permanent member. Check out Ian playing "Servants To Their Knees" with us on the Contamination tour here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCn4-0G7MY4".
Nine Inch Nails has announced a large batch of new tour dates for the fall. Here are the new US tour dates:
10.23.08 - San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
10.25.08 - New Orleans, LA Voodoo Festival, City Park
10.28.08 - Orlando, FL UCF Arena
10.29.08 - Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
10.31.08 - Nashville, TN Sommet Center
11.01.08 - Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
11.03.08 - Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
11.05.08 - Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
11.08.08 - Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
11.09.08 - Worchester, MA DCU Center (rescheduled from previous date)
11.11.08 - Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
11.12.08 - Montreal, QC Bell Centre
11.14.08 - Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
Amon Amarth have posted the following on their official website regarding work on a new video clip:
"We recently returned from Poland after shooting the first video for the upcoming album "Twilight of the Thunder God". The video will be for the title track.
We joined efforts with the Polish team, Group 13 and director Dariusz Szermanowicz for "Twilight of the Thunder God" and filmed it on the old Viking site, Jomsborg, home of the Jomsvikings in Wolin, Poland.
Our brothers from Jomsvikings traveled from far and wide, places like Poland, Germany, Belgium, England, Australia and USA to be part of this great video.
It seemed that the Thunder God was on our side when shooting the video because a hurricane/storm passed through the area during the day, creating the chaotic and violent atmosphere we were hoping for. It was the toughest conditions we ever recorded a video in, blood and sweat, quite literally both, were part of the making. But we don't mind getting our hands dirty and metal was never supposed to be "nice". In fact we couldn't have wished for a more fitting video shoot for this song, being the Ragnarök and all!
Metallica just released the second single off their upcoming album, Death Magnetic today. Entitled "My Apocalypse", the track is now available on www.metallica.com and for download on iTunes. Metallica fans should also check out iTunes where you can also purchase the riveting track "The Day That Never Comes" which premiered last week.
Official streaming: http://www.metallica.com/index.asp?item=601136
iTunes link here
Additionally, the band have recently unveiled a new widget that the band will frequently updated with news, a trailer for their MissionMetallica.com fan site, and other Death Magnetic related material. The widget can be embedded onto most social networking sites and blog applications.
Artillery are set to re-release their classic 80's album "Terror Squad" with remastered tracks and bonus songs. It will be in a new digipak edition limited to 2000 copies. The release date is scheduled for 29th September.
Here is the complete tracklist:
02. In The Trash
03. Terror Squad
04. Let There Be Sin
05. Hunger and Greed
07. At War With Science
08. Decapitations of Deviants
Disc II (Bonus Tracks)
01. The Challenge
02. In The Trash
04. Let There Be Sin
05. All For You (With Per Onink)
06. We Are The Dead
07. Too Late To Regret
The following update was posted on Soilwork's official Myspace site:
"As many of you may have noticed, we have a new session guitarist in our ranks - none other than Mr. Sylvain Coudret of Scarve! Sylvain's doing an amazing job so far and it's a blast to have him around. He is with us for our last three fests: Germany's Summer Breeze, Brutal Assault (in rainy Czech Republic from where I'm writing this) and Bloodstock in Derby, UK... so come and enjoy a little round of Soilwork live annihilation this weekend!"
Swedish Heavy Metallers Dream Evil has revealed the details behind their forthcoming 2CD & DVD retrospective package, "Gold Medal In Metal" which can be viewed below.
Gold Medal In Metal (Alive & Archive) DVD+2CD:
Gold Medal Disc - DVD (100:45):
Live Maerd (67:45)
2. "Blind Evil"
3. "Fire! Battle! In Metal!"
4. "In Flames You Burn"
5. "Crusaders' Anthem"
6. "Back From The Dead"
7. "Higher On Fire"
8. "The Prophecy"
9. "Made Of Metal"
10. "Heavy Metal In The Night"
11. "Let Me Out"
12. "The Chosen Ones"
13. "The Book Of Heavy Metal"
14. "Chasing The Dragon"
Norwegian doomsters Funeral have set 22 September as the release date for their upcoming album entitled "As The Light Does The Shadow" cover] to be released via Indie Recordings. Track No. 5 entitled "In The Fathoms Of Wit And Reason" features Robert Lowe (Candlemass, Solitude Aeturnus) on vocals.
01. The Will To Die
02. Those Fated To Fall
03. The Strength To End It
04. The Elusive Light
05. In The Fathoms Of Wit And Reason
06. Towards The End
07. Let Us Die Alone
08. The Absence Of Heaven
10. Fallen One