Danish metallers Koldborn have posted the following update on their myspace page:
"A few things are going on in the band - we decided to let Morten go and get original drummer Rasmus back again. It only took a few rehearsals before we had the first new song nailed - super cool to have such an awesome band to write with again! We also recruited former Hatesphere bassist Mikael so basically it's the best lineup we could imagine - both musically and personally. We are currently writing songs for the follow-up to "The Uncanny Valley", and so far the songs turned out really really heavy and intense - I'll make sure to post some samples as soon as we have some decent recordings.
Finnish metallers Shade Empire have posted online a new video Link] for the song "9 In 1". (you can also download it in high-quality link] on Dynamic Arts Records' website. The video was directed by Ari Reinikainen.
The track comes off the band's new album, entitled "Zero Nexus", which will be release on March 12, 2008 via Dynamic Arts Records.
The complete tracklisting of the new Tiamat's album, entitled "Amanethes", was revealed on the band's MySpace page.
The album was produced by Johan Edlund, recorded mainly at The Mansion in Greece, and additionally recorded at Studio Mega in Sweden and Cue in Greece. The album was mixed and mastered by Siggi Bemm in Woodhouse Studios, Germany in January 2008. "Amanethes" will be release on April 18 via Nuclear Blast Records.
01. The Temple Of The Crescent Moon
02. Equinox Of The Gods
03. Until The Hellhounds Sleep Again
04. Will They Come?
06. Summertime Is Gone
07. Katarraktis Apo Aima
08. Raining Dead Angels
Finnish Atmospheric Doom metallers Silentium have posted online a new video Link] for the song "Dead Silent".
The track comes off the band's last album, entitled "Seducia", which was released in January 2006 via Dynamic Arts Records.
The following statement has been posted on the official Satyricon website: "It is with great pleasure we confirm that Satyricon will be back in Russia after the awesome trip in October 2006. This time a show in Kiev, Ukraine has been added as well and this will be our first visit there ever. Our Russian friends have a tendency of showing up in great numbers and we hope for just the same in Ukraine! Dates and venues here."
Upcoming Satyricon live dates:
08.3.2008 PL Katowice - Metalmania(Spodek)
21.3.2008 NO Oslo - Inferno Festival
16.5.2008 RUS St Petersburg - Club Port
17.5.2008 RUS Moscow - Club Tochka
18.5.2008 UA Kiev - TBA
21.6.2008 FR Nantes - HellFest 2008
19.7.2008 AUT Spital am Semmering - Kaltenbach Open Air
Cavalera Conspiracy + Motörhead + Apocalyptica + Iced Earth (with Mr Matt Barlow!) + Helloween Vs Gamma Ray (for a special fighting show!) + Porcupine Tree + Morbid Angel + Katatonia + Airbourne + Rose Tattoo + Death Angel + Soilwork + Haemorrhage + Impaled Nazarene + Misanthrope + Nightmare + Envy + Red Sparowes + Raintime + Kruger + Between The Buried And Me
Two headliners and twelve other bands will be announced in March. The "discovery stage" will be there one more time and some bands will start to play on it at 11/12 am.
Once more, Metal Storm will be a partner of the Hellfest festival! More news about it will come soon!
Dream Theater have posted their new anime video for the song "Forsaken" - coming off the band's latest effort "Systematic Chaos" - at their official website. Four more videos are also available at the band's "Nightmare Cinema" videoplayer.
Midnattsol has put a new song available for streaming at their newly-designed MySpace page. The song coming from the upcoming album "Nordlys" is called "En Natt I Nord", a song completely in Norwegian. You can listen to it at this location.
Midnattsol's second studio album will be out on March 28th, 2008.
A new Deicide song entitled "In The Eyes Of God" has been made available online at the band's official MySpace. The track comes off the forthcoming new album "Till Death Do Us Part", which is due on May 13th via Earache Records.
Gojira have issued the following update on their MySpace page:
"Having completed more than 220 shows in order to promote the much acclaimed "From Mars To Sirius" album, Gojira are now about to finish up the writing of their much awaited new full length to be released in Autumn 2008. The band will lock themselves in the studio from April to June.
The new and yet untitled album will include all new original material and will be released by French label Monslip / Warner in France and Listenable Records and various licensors in other territories.
The band will immediatly embark on a series of major tours in Europe and throughout the U.S. right after the release. More infos soon."
In the ongoing saga between Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki and Frontiers Records in regards to the release of his new album "Saana - Warrior Of Light Pt. 1 - Journey To Crystal Island", Tolkki has issued an extensive statement on his MySpace blog.
Short synopsis: due to the fact that Frontiers haven't fullfilled its contractual obligations regarding "Saana", Timo Tolkki has terminated the contract between his production company Goldenworks and them. Regardless of that, Frontiers Records have notified Timo Tolkki by email today, that they are going to release "Saana" anyway without Timo Tolkki's permission even though they don't have the material to be able to produce the CD at all, as Frontiers only have MP3 files which are not adequate to produce a high quality CD. Also they have absolutely no graphic material for the booklet, information regarding the songs or even the lyrics...
Extreme metal titans Cryptopsy have been forced to cancel their recently announced tour of South America in March, after drummer Flo Mounier broke his kneecap. Mounier had completed the drum tracking process for the group's new album prior to the incident, so it did not affect the recording. The tour of South America is expected to be re-scheduled later in 2008.
Cryptopsy are currently putting the finishing touches on their sixth full-length "The Unspoken King", which will surface through Century Media Records this summer. The group recently announced the addition of new frontman Matt McGachy (3 Mile Scream) and keyboards/samplist Maggie Durand to their line-up.
Guitarist Alex Auburn states: "Right now the band is plunged deeply into the production of the new album and so far everything is going well. Fans will be amazed by the diversity and open minded vision of extremes for this particular entity. Some song titles we've been working on are "Worship Your Demons," "Resurgence Of An Empire," and "Silence The Tyrants." More news to follow soon."
Regain Records has launched a special Grave MySpace page (here) featuring a streaming version of the track "Bloodpath", taken from the Swedish death metallers' forthcoming album, "Dominion VIII," which will be released in Europe on April 21.
According to a band's studio report on "Dominion VIII", the new album will contain "nine tracks of sheer evil and mass brutality".
"Dominion VIII" Tracklist:
01. A World In Darkness
02. Fallen (Angel Son)
04. Stained By Hate
06. Annihilated Gods
07. Sinners Lust
08. Dark Signs
09. 8th Dominion
According to a posting on the band's website, the new album by Týr will be called "Land". It is scheduled for release on May 8'th and it contains mostly Faeroese, but also Icelandic and Norwegian traditionals, re-arranged into Heavy Metal. The secondmost prevalent language will be English.