"The Heart Demands", the new video from Dutch metallers Autumn, has been made available online at Metal-Hammer.de. Some of the footage for the clip was shot during the band's March 14 concert at The Rock Temple in Kerkrade, Holland.
"The Heart Demands" comes off the band's latest album, entitled "Altitude", which was released on February 13, 2009 via Metal Blade Records.
Listenable Records would like to announce that they have opened a brand new E-Store.
It is available at the following location: http://shop.listenable.net/
Besides all of the albums from the Listenable Records roster, the e-shop is a great place to buy merchandise, rare albums, special editions, second hand CDs, as well as DVDs and even vinyl!
In related news, Listenable Records is getting ready to release the new GOROD album "Process of a new decline" on 15/06/09.
Award-winning Finnish heavy metal band Children Of Bodom was forced to cancel its remaining live dates as part of the "No Fear Energy Tour" with Lamb Of God due to injuries sustained by guitarist and front man Alexi Laiho. Laiho, 30, broke his shoulder two weeks ago when he was ejected from his tour bus bunk after the vehicle took a sharp turn. Laiho and Children Of Bodom are touring North America in support of the band's critically acclaimed album "Blooddrunk". The axe slinger was recently named as the world's "Best Metal Guitarist" in the 15th annual Guitar World reader's poll.
Against recommendation, Laiho had decided to "bite the bullet" and remain on tour, wearing the arm in a sling to restrict movement at all times when he was not on stage. But after performing ten live dates with both the broken shoulder and internal bleeding, the toll became too much for the guitar hero to endure and Children Of Bodom made the decision to cut its current tour short, placing Laiho's long-term health as its first priority.
Finnish metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow have posted the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Eternal Tears Of Sorrow has had several setbacks during the past nine months, including the most recent setback, Risto Ruuth leaving the band just before the mixing session. However, Eternal Tears Of Sorrow proves that adversities can be overcome. The band announced an open search and plenty of applications arrived from Finland and abroad. After listening to the demos and having test rehearsals, the band made their decision."
Altti Veteläinen adds: "the new guitarist is Mika Lammassaari from Oulu. Mika has a "heavy hand" when it comes to playing guitar, he has quick fingers and is full energy for the live shows. He is already known from Mors Subita MySpace], an Oulu-based metal band, in which he is responsible for almost all of the band's material."
"The Entropy League" poadcast via Metal Injection has premiered "Esoteric", the new song from Swedish metallers Skyfire (note: the song is played between the 10-minute and the 14-minute, 32-second marks).
"Esoteric" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Esoteric", which is scheduled for release in August/September via Pivotal Rockordings.
Tunisian metallers Myrath have issued the following update on their MySpace:
"We are pleased to announce "Desert Call" as the title of Myrath new studio album. Mixing is finally completed and mastering in House Of Audio, Germany is now in progress.
We will announce the official release date as soon as possible. We would have hoped to release the album earlier as recording was completed since November 6th, 2008; however we have elected to dedicate more time to mixing/producing process so as to insure that the result will meet or exceed everyone's expectations.
Canadian metallers Thine Eyes Bleed have issued the following update:
"Hey everyone. Lots of questions surrounding our future lately. I figured time for an update. We been on hiatus for awhile now with the exception of a show last december in honor of our late manager, Dave Lander. It s time to get the machine running again.
We've been bustin' ass writing new material. Its been difficult with all of us scattered throughout North America and not in the same city. This will all come to an end shortly. This is who we are and nothing can change that. Having so much downtime has made us all realize how much we love this band and how badly we need it. We've been demoing new material and it is the best we've done to date. It doesn't stray too far from what we've written in the past but it definitely packs a punch and is a little more mature. We cant wait to get out there and play some new shit for you all."
Polish metallers Riverside have posted online an edit version of a new song, "Egoist Hedonist", on their MySpace page.
"Egoist Hedonist" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Anno Domini High Definition", which will be released on June 15 in Poland via Mystic Production (worldwide on June 19 via InsideOut).
More details about the album were previously reported at this location.
Swedish metallers Nightrage have posted online a new song, "Shed The Blood", on their MySpace page.
"Shed The Blood" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Wearing A Martyr's Crown", which will be released on June 22 in Europe (August 4 in US) via Lifeforce Records. The CD was tracked at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy, In Flames).
"Wearing A Martyr's Crown" cover art] tracklisting:
01. Shed The Blood
02. Collision Of Fate
03. A Grim Struggle
04. Wearing A Martyr's Crown
05. Among Wolves
07. Futile Tears
08. Wounded Angels
09. Mocking Modesty
Romanian folk black metallers Negură Bunget have parted ways with long-time members Hupogrammos (vocals, guitar) and Sol Faur Spurcatu (guitar). Founding member Gabriel "Negru" Mafa issued the following update:
"This has to be one of the most difficult messages to be written. We are sorry to announce that Hupogrammos and Sol Faur have ended their journey along Negura Bunget. Our paths are now apart. We wish them all the best on their new endeavors (their new project will be announced at a later time).
Meanwhile, a new Negura Bunget line-up is assembled , which will continue the path started almost 15 years ago. Rest assure, we are keen to prove there is more to be said by this band, and we will work to fulfill our spiritual endeavor relentlessly .
Swedish hard rockers Europe have issued the short following update:
"Europe are proud to announce the upcoming release of their much-anticipated "Almost Unplugged" DVD, recorded live at Nalen in Stockholm, 2008. Presented in outstanding 5.1 DTS sound, this unique performance has been re-edited to 16.9 format for full-screen viewing. The "Almost Unplugged" DVD is due for release across Scandinavia, Europe, Japan and the US in the months to come.
Swedish fans will soon have the opportunity to pre-order autographed copies of the DVD on the band's official website. Stay tuned for more!"
Finnish metallers Kalmah have issued the following update:
"We have entered studio to record our 6th full length album. During May we will record 9 new songs and couple of covers. Mixing and mastering will take place at the beginning of Autumn when the daylight starts to disappear from the Northern Finland.
What's new? Well, I would have to say that all Kalmah elements are strongly present and the band has more strength than ever. And we will very likely use real trumpet, so at least that is something new...
You will find studio diary, pics and videos from here. Maybe you can get a hint of what is coming."
German metallers Rammstein have announced that they are going to tour through Europe in November/December 2009.
Announced dates are as follows:
November 08 - Portugal, Lisbon - Pavilhão Atlântico
November 10 - Spain, Madrid - Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
November 12 - Spain, Barcelona - Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona
November 14 - Spain, Bilbao, Bizkaia - Arena
November 16 - France, Nantes - Zénith Nantes Métropole
November 18 - Switzerland, Basel - St. Jakobshalle
November 19 - Switzerland, Geneva - Arena de Genève
November 21 - Austria, Vienna - Stadthalle
November 23 - Germany, Munic - Olympiahalle
November 24 - Germany, Leipzig - Arena