International music critics and rock gourmets agree: King's X is among the most unusual acts in the history of rock music. Their technical skills are above reproach, and their creativity has impressed fans and media alike. Next to Rush, there is currently no other rock trio capable of producing such a dense and at the same time transparent sound. The much anticipated double CD/DVD set, Live Love In London, showcases prime examples of King's X's incredible live show of classic groove rock featuring great melodies with vocal harmonies, driving rhythms and tough guitars. The album is set for an Oct. 26th release through InsideOut Music and will be available as a deluxe DVD+2CD edition in a special embossed package, as well as a 2CD set. A standard DVD-only version will also be available exclusively through CMDistro.com.
Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on Babez For Breakfast, the new album from the Finnish metallers Lordi, are available for streaming at this location.
Babez For Breakfast will be released on September 14 in the US, September 15 in Europe and on October 27 in Japan.
Babez For Breakfast cover art] tracklist:
01. SCG5: It's A Boy!
02. Babez For Breakfast
03. This Is Heavy Metal
04. Rock Police
06. Call Off The Wedding
07. I Am Bigger Than You
09. Midnite Lover
10. Give Your Life For Rock And Roll
11. Nonstop Nite
12. Amen's Lament To Ra
13. Loud And Loaded
14. Granny's Gone Crazy
15. Devil's Lullaby
"The Great Pandemonium, the new video from US metallers Kamelot, can be viewed at this location. The video was shot in Sweden and directed by Owe Lingvall of Village Road Films.
"The Great Pandemonium" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Poetry For The Poisoned, which will be released in Europe on September 10 through earMUSIC/Edel. Everything you need to know about this album was previously reported here, here and here.
Season Of Mist is proud to welcome Industrial Metal act Engel!
"We're extremely proud to say that we've inked a deal with the one and only Season Of Mist!" the band comments. "It feels really great to be a part of this company and we look forward to our continued success with them on board. With an established roster of some amazing artists already on their books and Season Of Mist backing us up, we aim for World Domination, starting now!"
Atheist are gradually revealing more and more details about the new album Jupiter, the band's first studio release in 17 years. The album is tentatively due in November, under the heading of Season Of Mist, with a world tour to follow. Album recordings took place in July at LedBelly recording studios in Atlanta, GA with Matt Washburn. Jason Suecof (Chimaira, Trivium) was responsible for the mixing.
As reported last week, the bass tracks were not recorded by Tony Choy but by guitarist Jonathan Thompson, who is also the bassist in Gnostic.
Before entering the studio, vocalist Kelly Shaeferstated: "It's ferocious, intelligent, and dead balls heavy as shit! When people hear this they're going to say, 'It's Atheist!'". More reactions of the band can be found on this page.
Italian metallers DGM will celebrate their 15-year anniversary with the release of a "stunning" live DVD, Synthesis, due on September 24 via Scarlet Records. A trailer for Synthesis can be viewed at this location.
Recorded in April 2010 in Rome, Italy, the DVD will be made available in a special package containing extra material plus a bonus CD featuring the band's greatest hits, re-recorded specifically for this release, as well as two previously unreleased tracks, "Just Like Before" and "The Only One".
"Come On", a brand new song from US metallers Mushroomhead, is available for streaming at this location.
"Come On" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children, which is scheduled for release on September 28 via Megaforce Records.
Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children cover art] tracklist:
01. Come On
03. Slaughterhouse Road
04. I'll Be Here
05. Burn the Bridge
06. Holes in the Void
07. Harvest the Garden
08. The Harm You Do
09. Your Demise
10. The Feel
11. Darker Days
12. Do I Know You?
Finnish metallers Moonsorrow have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"On Thor's day, September 2nd, Moonsorrow will finally enter the studio to record their next full length album! We have been working on the new material throughout the summer, and despite the extremely hot weather we've had in Finland, none of it is present in the atmosphere of the new songs. This stuff is cold, heavy and crushing. Lyrically we're dealing with life after the end of the world, so there is no light at the end of that tunnel either. The album will be recorded in various studios around Finland and it will be released in late February 2011. Check out the studiodiary for daily - or almost daily - updatings at http://moonsorrow2010.blogspot.com."
Swedish metallers Månegarm have issued the short following update on their MySpace blog:
"Månegarm part ways with bassist and long time member Pierre Wilhelmson. The band will not look for a replacement since Erik Grawsiö will handle both vocals and bass on future recordings and live performances."
"Divinity", the new video from Spanish metallers Noctem, can be viewed at this location. The video was directed by Miguel Angel Font Bisier from Ht Prods who also worked on Noctem's clip for "Across Heracles Towards".
"Divinity" comes off the band's debut album, Divinity, which was released on April 2009 via NoiseHead Records.