There is now an exclusive Nile downloadable single available from Nuclear Blast. It's entitled "Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Water" - and is an appetizer for the upcoming album "Ithyphallic" (in stores: July 20th, 2007).
The single contains the following tracks:
01. Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Water (album version)
02. Laying Fire Upon Apep (Rehearsal) (exclusive download single track)
03. Videoclip - "Drum Session" (exclusive download single track)
The single is now available at the Nuclear Blast Musicshop - http://www.nuclearblast-musicshop.de/album_info.php?album_id=99830
Theatre Of Tragedy have announced two shows that they will be playing in Poland. The first show will be on October 12th in Krakow at Klub Studio, and the second on October 13th in Warsaw at Progresja. More details will be revealed soon.
Gorefest have put up the song 'Revolt' from the forthcoming album "Rise To Ruin" on their official MySpace page
Rise To Ruin will be released in Europe on the 3rd of August. In the USA the album release has been postponed to the 25th September due to Candlelight Records USA taking over distribution from Nuclear Blast America.
You can see the Rise To Ruin artwork (by British artist Rob "Mid" Middleton) at this location.
According to their official website, the Swedish band is looking for a new bass player. And you can be the new Evergrey bass player by sending your bio, pic and samples (either video or mp3) of your playing to email@example.com
Applicants should be either living in Sweden or be able to move there.
Danish symphonic black metallers Illnath have posted two more audio samples from their forthcoming third album, entitled "Three Nights In The Sewers Of Sodom" on their official MySpace page. As well as that, they've uploaded a set of images from their performance at Hellraiser Open Air festival last May. All of it can be accessed here - www.myspace.com/illnathofficial
Psycroptic have issued an update on their website:
"Psycroptic have just returned from a short Australian tour and are now currently hard at work writing material for the as yet untitled new album. Live shows have been put on hold as the writing process is now the main priority and all energy is focused on this. It is hoped the band will enter the studio in late 2007 to record, with an early to mid 2008 release planned."
After truly epic performances opening up the main stage at this years Download Festival and Metal Hammer's Golden God Awards, the Finnish Viking warriors Turisas have announced their headlining UK tour for September 2007 in support of their new album 'The Varangian Way'.
Warlord Nygard comments on the forthcoming tour "It's been well over a year since the last Turisas headlining show in the UK. It seems we have only been over for short one-off support and festival sets, but now that will finally change. We felt so bad about us having to cancel a show in London earlier this year, that we are now not only returning to make up for that show, but with a full tour consisting of eight shows across the country. We will be bringing over the full package, not only a 15 minute showcase set, so prepare yourselves for one of the greatest nights out you will be getting for a while."
Dutch progressive technical death metallers Textures have lined up the following dates:
Jun. 28 - Southampton, UK - The Joiners
Jun. 29 - Luton, UK - Student Union
Jun. 30 - London, UK - The Underworld
Jul. 01 - Sheffield, UK - The Corporation
Jul. 02 - Manchester, UK - The Music Box
Jul. 03 - Glasgow, UK - The Barfly
Jul. 04 - Milton Keynes, UK - The Pitz Club
Jul. 14 - Nijmegen, NL - Valkhof Affaire
Aug. 25 - Varsselder, NL - Huntenpop
Sep. 22 - Alhama de Murcia - Alhama Metal Madness
As previously reported, the whole tour will run through Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, the UK and the Benelux. Some territories where they have never played before and are really looking forward to playing at!
The cover artwork for upcoming Obituary album "Xecutioner's Return" has been posted at this location. The band once again worked with artist Andreas Marshall, who has previously created the art for "The End Complete" and the group's most recent record, "Frozen in Time".
"Xecutioner's Return" was mixed at Redroom Recorders and was mastered at Morrisound Studios in Tampa. The album will be released on August 28 via Candlelight Records (Europe and USA).
In other Obituary news, the band have announced the routing for their upcoming North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off early September. The dates are as follows:
The following is part of a posting on Primordial's official website:
"...Primordial will enter the studio in July and August to record the new album. We are travelling across the water to Wales to the middle of nowhere to an old analog studio. There isn't a working title yet for the album and in typical Primordial style there is a lot of work to be done on the songs but with a bit of luck and the Gods blessing we will pull the Iron out of the Fire once more. And with the blessing of Metal Blade it should be out in 2007…
And to record for the first time in Summer is going to be a totally different environment, we always without exception have recorded in Winter. Stepping outside after a take into blazing sunshine instead of lashing rain and freezing cold is in all honesty something I'm looking forward to. The Irish Winter surely isn't a beautiful thing, in the city it's a bleak grey monotonous washed out few months…
Legendary death metal band Immolation will play 4 gigs in Poland in August 2007. It's going to be a part of their next visit to Europe, when the band will appear on some summer festivals like Brutal Assault and MOD Festival. Immolation (who have already released their newest album 'Shadows In The Light' through Listenable Records) will be teaming up with Polish unholy deathsters Azarath and Deivos during their four upcoming assaults in Poland. Both support acts are also currently promoting their newest, highly acclaimed studio albums.
All the dates and venues have been already confirmed:
12.08 - Katowice @ Mega Club
13.08 - Rzeszów @ Pod Palmą
14.08 - Łódź @ Funaberia 2
The following message was posted on Impaled Nazarene's official website:
Tuomio has decided to step aside from Impaled Nazarene. His decision is personal and we thank him for everything he did with us the last four years and wish him the best of luck for his future adventures. Tomi UG Ullgren is our new lead guitarist, many of you have already witnessed him with us on stage as he has been a session member of this band since 2000, done various tours with us etc. This change will not affect any of our forth-coming shows.
We have now finished recording vocals of our new album Manifest. Sounds fucking killer. "Manifest" will be mixed at Sonic Pump studio by Tapio Pennanen at late July and mastered at Finnvox studio by Mika Jussila mid August. We also decided with Osmose that "Manifest" will be put out as double 10" vinyl instead of normal 12". We will now start working on cover and lay-out with our house artist Ritual".
The following message was posted on Mayhem's official website:
"Season of Mist, Thunderdome Booking and Decibel Magazine regret to inform you of the cancellation of Mayhem's "Deconsecrate the States" 2007 US Tour that was scheduled to hit this coming July. During his recent stint across the US with fellow countrymen Dimmu Borgir, elder Mayhem member and battery, Hellhammer, has suffered an unfortunate and serious injury to his right limb. It is impossible for him to play any time soon as he is currently scheduling surgery and will need rest and rehabilitation in order to heal his impaired arm. Being such an indispensable part of the band, fellow members Necrobutcher, Blasphemer and Attila realized that they are not complete without him and had no choice but to cancel this current US jaunt.