23:01 - tibosax Sounds good 3rd, but I don't know if I can stand 10 10 minutes songs of tha monotonous style
22:52 - Doge of Venice Exactly. :P As an old fan of theirs, it's definitely more energised and interesting than anything they've done for a decade.
22:51 - 3rdWorld v Clickbait Avenged Sevenfold shite.
22:48 - Doge of Venice Don't mean to be that dude, but the new best kvlt album of the year leaked - [link] Just joking. Few songs in, so far quite interesting. Vocals will still be love/hate
22:42 - Maratha When're there's talk of Korn during Halloween, I remember Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery from South Park.
22:36 - 3rdWorld Best atmospheric black I've heard all year. No bullshit samples or nature recordings, just a desolate and bleak guitar playing to get the ambience going. Swiss perfection. [link]
21:48 - 3rdWorld Was just playing the devil's advocate. I love them myself but just the first 3 albums for that matter. Haven't heard the new one in full yet but that one single really sounded well like the old primitive bassy Korn.
Dying Fetus are currently streaming the upcoming re-issues of their 1995 demo collection Infatuation With Malevolence and debut album Purification Through Violence in their entirety at this location (player at the upper right).
Both Infatuation With Malevolence and Purification Through Violence will be released next Tuesday, January 18th through Relapse Records. The re-issues have been re-mastered and re-packaged now including new liner notes and never-before-seen photography, and bonus tracks. Re-issues of Dying Fetus' Killing On Adrenaline album and Grotesque Impalement EP will follow in early March. Killing On Adrenaline will include two bonus tracks while Grotesque Impalement will feature three previously unreleased tracks.
Omnivium, the upcoming album of technical death metallers Obscura will be released on March 29th through Relapse Records. Cover artwork can be found below, while the complete tracklist and more details are available here.
According to a press release, Omnivium finds the band pushing the progressive edges of the genre's sounds to new heights while delivering the technical metal that has become their calling card. The band gracefully blends brutality and beauty with complex, commanding songs played at stunningly virtuosic levels. Ominivum very clearly raises the bar for extreme, technical metal and is Obscura's finest moment to date. Get excited!
Vader are gearing up to hit Hertz Studio in Poland, from March 15th to April 10th, 2011, to record Welcome To The Morbid Reich. Mix and mastering will take place in May with a tentative August/September release date through Nuclear Blast.
Vader frontman Peter Wiwczarek plans to record 10-11 tracks plus 2 bonuses for special editions of the Welcome To The Morbid Reich album. Draft titles of a few tracks include: "Lords of Thorns", "I Am Who Feast Upon Your Souls", "Only Hell Knows", "Return to the Morbid Reich", "I Had A Dream".
He also added the following: "For a long time I've been thinking about new tracks and the album concept; more and more things start to be clear. For the most part I'd like Spider (aka guitarist Marek Pajak) to take part in the process of album creation. I also have in mind relating to the good old times with a new lay-out for the album. I met with Zbyszek Bielak, a very talented artist, who will design the new lay-out, merchandise and scenic elements. Zbyszek has already worked with such bands as Watain, Absu, Behemoth... The new album will mainly focus on the Morbid Reich feeling combined with brutal riffs and tempo of the previous albums. We also have a surprise for our devoted fans, we're going to come back to our old logo."
Ill Niño will embark on a European headlining tour in March and April. Woop woop! The band will tour in promotion of their latest release, Dead New World. Support on the trek comes from Breed 77.
US shows, taking place later this month, were previously announced here.
Ill Niño - European Tour:
March 12 - London, England - Kick Out The Jams Festival
March 13 - Reading, England - Sub 89
March 14 - Manchester, England - Moho Live
March 15 - Glasgow, Scotland - King Tut's
March 17 - Nottingham, England - Rescue Rooms
March 18 - Prestatyn, Wales - Hammerfest
March 19 - Nuneaton, England - Queens Hall
March 20 - Cardiff, Wales - Millenium Music Hall
March 21 - Brighton, England - Concorde 2
Spiritual Beggars - the Swedish stoner band featuring Arch Enemy's Michael Amott and Sharlee D'Angelo - has scheduled two live shows in Japan taking place in March.
Commented drummer Ludwig Witt: "We had a great time in Japan performing at the two massive Loud Park 10 concerts in October alongside Ozzy Osbourne, Motörhead etc. Our first new album in five years, Return To Zero, has been really well received by the Japanese fans and we can't wait to go back and play the full headline set at our own, more intimate, club dates in Osaka and Tokyo in March."
Spiritual Beggars in Japan:
March 24 - Tokyo - Club Quattro
March 25 - Osaka - Club Quattro
Video footage from the forthcoming Ulver live DVD, entitled Ulver At The Opera 2010, is now available for viewing at this location. No release date has been set for the moment, so keep an eye out for further updates.
Ulver played live at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet on July 31th last year, with special guests Ian Johnstone and Christian Fennesz.
Dutch doomsters Hooded Priest have scheduled a handful of gigs in The Netherlands and Belgium over the next couple of months. The band will be supporting Procession in Antwerp on 18 February, together with their comrades from Children of Doom, after which they'll be playing on the Back Against The Wall Fest in The Hague (1 April), Nepherex Fest in Dendermonde (23 April) and the Dordrecht Doom Day in, duh, Dordrecht (14 May).
Guitarist J-Maze (his parents called him Joe Mazurewicz), however, will be forced to sit out those live shows, as he's becoming a father by the end of April. On one or two gigs he will be replaced by Heinrich von Irm, who helped out the band before on bass. J-Maze will rejoin the band in the second half of the year as the band is hoping to do some shows abroad.
Fallen will be the title of the 9th studio album from Burzum, the follow-up to the 2010 release Belus - which put Burzum straight back at the at the top of the chain as of one of the most innovative and creative metal artists of our time... apparently. Fallen will be released on March 7th via Plastic Head (distributor of Byelobog Productions).
The rest of the press release reads as follows: Fallen follows Belus in sound and structure, and can also be compared to the music on the groundbreaking Det Som Engan Var. Fallen is more dynamic and hard hitting then Belus and has an even bigger sound, but still carries the same trademark melodic melody lines throughout that makes Burzum sound so iconic and unique.
Pestilence recently announced its first-ever tour of South America in February. So far the following shows have been confirmed (with more dates to be announced soon):
Pestilence - South American Tour:
Feb. 09 - Moulin Rouge - Caracas, Venezuela
Feb. 11 - Derrama Magisterial - Lima, Peru
Feb. 12 - Macabre Chili Fest - Valparaiso, Chile
Feb. 13 - The Roxy Live - Buenos Aires, Argentina
In other news, Dutch bass player magazine De Bassist conducted a video interview with Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Pestilence, Obscura). The 7-minute segment was filmed on December 17th, 2010 at De Effenaar during Holland's Eindhoven Metal Meeting. Jeroen talks about his background as a fretless bass player, the switch to a new tuning, and much more. You can now watch the chat below.
Within Temptation has unveiled the cover artwork for their upcoming concept album The Unforgiving.
As previously reported, The Unforgiving will be based on a comic book series, written by Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne & Dark 48). The main characters of the comic will be reflecting the characters of the songs. Comic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness and X-men) has been asked to draw the characters and scenery. You can check out some pages from the comic book here.
The Unforgiving is due to be released worldwide in March 2011.
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Dutch metallers Within Temptation have just revealed the tracklist of their forthcoming album, entitled The Unforgiving.
Swedish death/black metallers Unanimated rehearsing again!
Jojje (guitars) said: "We are rehearsing again and finalized 5 news songs already. We are confident to have a full-length album ready after the summer. We are looking forward to hear the new material!"
Montreal-based death metallers Neuraxis will release their sixth album, Asylon, in North America on February 15.
Asylon was recorded at Wildsound Studio with producer Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Last Felony, The Agonist). The cover art was created by artist Dennis Sibeijn of Damnengine Artwork, who worked with the band on their previous album, The Thin Line Between, as well with Job For A Cowboy, Chimaira and more.
Asylon cover art] tracklist:
03. Savior And Destroyer
04. By The Flesh
10. Left To Devour