"Swedish black metallers SHINING are streaming two new songs — "Vilseledda Barnasjälars Hemvist" and "Plågoande O'Helga Plågoande" — on their MySpace page. The tracks are taken from the band's sixth studio album, "VI / Klagopsalmer", tentatively due before the end of the year via Indie Recordings. The CD was recorded at The Slaughterhouse studios with producer Rickard Bengtsson.
"VI / Klagopsalmer" track listing:
01. Vilseledda Barnasjälars Hemvist
02. Plågoande O'Helga Plågoande
03. Krossade Drömmar Och Brutna Löften
04. Fullständigt Jävla Död Inuti
It is our greatest pleasure to welcome one of the pioneering and oldest bands in Death Metal history onto our roster: the legendary Master!
States A&R Manager Calvin: "Master was and is still truly an influential band and I would daringly assumed that a lot of the early Extreme Metal bands were somehow influenced by Master, but was probably never open and admitted widely. Paul Speckmann was really enthusiatic to join the Pulverised family and furthermore, very easy to work with. There were so many things that we have discussed and were definitely on the same page, so an album deal was struck in no time. We hope that with our support on the upcoming new album, it will be Master's most devastating and crushing album yet!"
Australian warmongers Deströyer 666's fourth album "Defiance" will invade European stores on next June 22nd. The album will be released in the USA on July 14th. Here are the artwork and tracklisting:
01. Weapons Of Conquest
02. I Am Not Deceived
03. Blood For Blood
04. The Barricades Are Breaking
05. A Stand Defiant
06. A Path To Conflict
07. A Thousand Plagues
08. Human All Too Human
09. A Sermon To The Dead
According to frontman KK, "the artwork for the new album was inspired by the idea of resolute defiance in the eye of the spiral downwards".
"The Hellpreacher", the third album from Birds Of Prey is available for streaming in its entirety at this location. The album will be released on April 28 in US (May 4 internationally) via Relapse Records.
"The Hellpreacher" cover artwork] tracklisting:
03. As The Field Mice Play
04. Alive Inside!
05. Tempt The Disciples
06. Taking On Our Winter Blood
07. The Excavation
08. Blind Faith
09. False Prophet
10. The Owl Closes In
11. Warriors Of Mud... The Hellfighters
12. Giving Up The Ghost
"Engineering The Rule", the new debut album from Gnostic will be release in Europe on May 25 via Season Of Mist (July 14 in the U.S.)
"Engineering The Rule" cover artwork] tracklisting:
02. Isolate Gravity
03. Sleeping Ground
04. Engineering the Rule
05. Wall of Lies
06. Violently Calm
07. Life Suffering
10. Splinters of Change
An album comment reads as follows: "Taking the progressive sound of death to a new level of aggression with jaw-dropping breaks delivered in stunning frequencies, the Gnostic principle of duality is expressed in a fine sense for melodies and emotionality contrasting with the technical perfection of their execution. As fans of Atheist, Cynic, Death and Pestilence will flock to "Engineering The Rule", they should heed this warning: caution! Trying to play air guitar along the songs may result in broken fingers and severely damaged wrists!"
Swedish metallers Impious have issued the following update:
"We've been very busy the past couple of weeks writing and arranging our new songs, and they're all turning out pretty fucking sweet. This will without a doubt be the most brutal and diverse Impious album to date! It's fast, it's catchy, it's heavy and it is extremely intense! We can't wait for you guys to hear what we've created! During May we'll take our songs to the rehearsal room and jam out the last ideas and perfect our tunes before we start tracking June 1st!
The recording will take place in our very own Valle Adzic's Studio Deadline. This is the first album ever we'll produce and engineer by ourselves and we're pretty stoked about delivering this baby without any other people involved. This album will truly represent what the fuck Impious is all about!
Finnish metallers Amoral have made their new album "Show Your Colors" available for streaming in its entirety on their MySpace page (the album will be online for a week, until May 6th, the official release date in Finland).
Also a new video, "Gave Up Easy", has been made available online. The clip contains footage shot in the recording sessions of "Show Your Colors".
"Gave Up Easy" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Show Your Colors", which will be released on May 6 in Finland via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland.
Italian metallers Raintime have launched a new and improved MySpace layout. For this occasion, a new song, entitled "One Day", is now available for streaming on their MySpace page.
The band's as yet untitled new album was recorded in March/April 2009 and will be released later in the year via Lifeforce Records in Europe, Replica Records in France, Soundholic Records in Japan and Bielerbros Records in the US, Canada and the UK.
"Bible Black", the new song from UK metallers Heaven And Hell, is available for streaming on Noisecreep.com.
"Bible Black" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "The Devil You Know", which will be released on April 28th via Rhino Records. The album was recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales. More details about the album were previously reported at this location.
UPDATED, on 09.04.2009 (thanks to 37592)
Audio samples of all ten tracks from the new Heaven And Hell album "The Devil You Know" are available at the website of German online record store JPC.
UPDATE (thanks to Abattoir)
"Bible Black", the new video from UK metallers Heaven And Hell, has been made available online.
"Fade Out", the new video from Autumn Hour, the band featuring vocalist Alan Tecchio (Hades, Watchtower, Non-Fiction, Seven Witches), drummer Dave Lescinsky (Hades), bassist Clint Arent (Painmuseum, Seven Witches), and guitarist Justin Jurman, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's upcoming CD, "Dethroned", due on May 5 via Rock Ridge Music.
Autumn Hour will appear at Sam Ash in Edison, New Jersey on Thursday, April 30 as part of the Gibson Tour Bus. They will perform and sign advance copies of the CD.
Tecchio previously stated about Autumn Hour: "We've written a concept CD about the near end of mankind and the role that accelerating technology plays in the wake of that. It's a story that was inspired by Ray Kurzwell's theory of the singularity. A cover of Eurythmics' "Here Comes The Rain Again" included as it fits the theme quite well."
Fear Factory have had a complete line-up change including the original members Dino Cazares (guitar) rejoining along side Burton C. Bell (vocals) as well as bassist Byron Stroud and Gene Hoglan to play drums. The band will also play some festivals this summer.
Metal Hammer conducted an exclusive interview with Burton and Dino to talk about their friendship, why Raymond Herrera and Christian Olde Wolbers aren't included in the band any more, and their plans for a new album.
An e-card for "Revelations Of The Black Flame", the new album from Norwegian metallers 1349, can be found at this location.
"Revelations Of The Black Flame" was recorded at Studio Studio Nyhagen in Bøverbru, Norway, and was co-mixed by Tom Gabriel Fischer (ex-Celtic Frost). The album will be released on June 2 via Candlelight Records.
"Revelations Of The Black Flame" cover art] tracklisting:
02. Serpentine Sibilance
04. Maggot Fetus... Teeth Like Thorns
07. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
09. At The Gate...
Nahemah have posted the video clip for their song, "The Perfect Depth Of The Mermaids," taken from Nahemah's upcoming album "A New Constellation" online. The video was directed by Manuel Garcia De Otazo.
Nahemah said the following about the new album "A New Constellation": "The new album is a step ahead in our music and lifes. We have grown up as musicians and as persons, we have elevated our personalities, spirits and minds to places beyond our body and planet, they have been elevated to different atmospheres, to a new constellation."
The album will be released at the end of May through Lifeforce Records.
The world of Rock and Roll has one Metal God - Rob Halford. The multi-Gold and Platinum Producer, Songwriter, Vocalist has graced the world's largest stages for decades leading his revolutionary solo acts: Halford, Fight and the legendary Judas Priest.
Developing new standards for the Rock and Metal genres with blazing vocals, dynamic themes, adorned head-to-toe in glass, leather and steel - The Metal God is universally recognized as an artist whom continually inspires and drives today's global Hard Rock industry.
With an eye on defining consumer-fashions for today's Rock and Roll lifestyles, Metal God Entertainment and Rob Halford are pleased to debut a new garment entity: Metal God Apparel.