Swedish hard-rock/heavy metallers Crucified Barbara have posted the new single "Sex Action" on their MySpace page.
The band comments: "Finally, we're proud to give all of you patient people our first album single "Sex Action", hope you'll enjoy it! Listen to it here on MySpace or download it here. "Sex Action" is taken from the upcoming album "Til Death Do Us Party", that will be out in February 2009."
Lamb Of God will release their fifth studio album "Wrath", on February 24th, 2009. The record will be released in North America by Epic and will be the first release with their new label Roadrunner, outside of North America. "Wrath" is produced by Josh Wilbur and was recorded in studios in New York, Virginia, and New Hampshire.
Lamb Of God finished the touring cycle on the Grammy nominated album "Sacrament" at the end of 2007. The two-year trek was documented in the now certified Gold DVD "Walk with Me in Hell" and culminated with the band headlining arenas across the US last December.
The band has taken the entirety of 2008 off the road to focus on the writing process for "Wrath".
Onslaught will record their performance at this years Damnation Festival on Sat 22nd Nov, (Leeds, UK) for a future live album release through Candlelight Records in early 2009. (Onslaught will be appearing on the main stage - Showtime tbc)
Guitarist Nige Rockett commented: "We're really looking forward to playing at this years Damnation Festival, its gonna be a real crazy day, what a way to wind up our European promotion for the "Killing Peace" release and now we've got the added bonus of recording what will be our first official live album. This will keep things ticking over nicely while we complete the writing of the new opus... and don't forget to make some fucking noise for the boys!"
"It is with great pleasure that we announce that Trail of Tears will enter Soundsuite Studio in Marseille, France with acclaimed producer Terje Refsnes on November 3rd 2008 to start recording our sixth studio album! The band expects to spend six weeks tracking the yet untitled effort which will be released worldwide on Napalm Records in early 2009.
Comments vocalist Ronny Thorsen:
"We are beyond stoked to enter the studio again at Soundsuite with our fellow Norwegian Terje Refsnes. This will be our third album recording in beautiful Marseille and we are boiling over with creativity and excitement! So far we have about 14 songs ready, with an additional four or five on the drawing board. It will be a difficult challenge to figure out which ones will end up on the final product but definitely something we look forward to."
According to a short post on the band's website, the bandmembers have started writing for what is supposed to be the next album of The Old Dead Tree.
Hopefully to be recorded sometime in the winter of 2009… More information to come soon !
Tampa, FL's godfathers of death metal, Cannibal Corpse have dubbed "Evisceration Plague" as the title to the group's brand new studio album due out on February 3rd, 2009. "Evisceration Plague" marks the follow up to the bands extremely successful 2006 release "Kill" (debuted at #170 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart), which has become the fastest selling Cannibal album in the band's storied career as well as highest selling album since 1996's "Vile" (debuted at #151 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart). To capture the speed, ferocity, and musicianship that Cannibal Corpse has become known for the band decided to head back Mana Recording Studios with producer Erik Rutan (who also produced "Kill") at the helm.
Dang it! I listened through the whole blasted album today with maestro producer Gabriel Moffat. Number Seven is now finished. All 60something minutes... And all we have to do is mix it! Of course, that is the hardest part, trying to ensure that all the ingredients add up to souffle and not leftover stew!
And so, regard our crafty new advert to get a hint of Number Seven - the story of life's never ending battle between the land and sea. We came from the oceans onto land -- have we been trying to go back ever since? Are we in danger of being overtaken by a legion of crafty crayfish? Is there, in fact, more earth than sea?
Century Media records have confirmed that Norwegian melodic black metal masters Old Man's Child are back at last... and with a vengeance.
The band led by guitarist / vocalist Galder (Dimmu Borgir) just returned to their Norwegian home from a trip to Gothenburg, Sweden, where they spent some weeks laying down the new unholy compositions at Studio Fredman with Fredrik Nordström, who had previously worked with the band on their "In Defiance Of Existence" (2003) and "Vermin" (2005) albums.
The new Old Man's Child studio album's title has not yet been revealed, but the release will feature Peter Wildoer (Darkane, ex-Arch Enemy, Pestilence, etc.) on drums and having freshly finished his takes for the total of 9 classy new songs, here is Peter's comment on the material and the recording session:
Molken Music has set a November 22 release date for the King's X DVD "Gretchen Goes To London: Live At The Astoria 5.6.90". The DVD documents the historic show at the Astoria Theatre in 1990 and includes never-before-seen footage.
"Gretchen Goes To London: Live At The Astoria 5.6.90" tracklisting:
02. What Is This?
03. Out Of The Silent Planet
06. Fall On Me
08. Everybody Knows A Little Bit Of Something
09. Over My Head
11. In The New Age
12. The Burning Down
The DVD was produced by Wally Farkas and has a running time of 64 minutes.
King's X have also scheduled the following tour dates:
The new video clip "Ministry Of Saints" is online now. The "Ministry Of Saints" video, shot in Belgrade (Serbia), is taken from the forthcoming album "Tinnitus Sanctus" (out on November14th), and can be watched here.
Check out an e-card for "Tinnitus Sanctus" at this location.
British extreme metallers Benediction have posted the following message, including a tour recap and future plans:
"First off, a big thank you to everybody that turned up to the shows on the tour. Also apologies to the few shows that got cancelled, this was beyond our control due to tour bus issues, fire, breaking down etc etc! A special mention has to go out to Holy Moses and Nominon, who we are privileged to know and stuck together when all manner of shit was happening to us all on tour. In particular we would like to thank Holy Moses guitarist Michael who managed to fix just about everything that we broke on the tour! We love you matey.
Now then, our plans for 2009. Benediction will be going into the studio again in January/February to record the follow up to "Killing Music". It is now written and it"s down to the fine tuning and choosing what tracks to be on the final recording. To promote this release the band will only be doing festivals and one off shows worldwide except for a Balkans tour which was missed out on the "No Reunion Required" tour. It will be our 20th anniversary as a band in 2009 and we intend to make some sort of event for ourselves for it.
100% Pure Aussie Heavy Metallers Lord have announced the following news:
"Hear No Evil" EP is out now. This EP is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies and contains the new, unreleased track "Hear No Evil", the song "Set In Stone" from the forthcoming album of the same name, two songs recorded live on tour in 2008 and yes, song 3 is a bizarre cover of the Kylie Minogue song "On A Night Like This", and yes, the band is still laughing at that now.
"Hear No Evil" EP cover art] tracklisting:
01. Hear No Evil
02. Set In Stone *
03. On A Night Like This
04. Through The Fire **
05. Going Down **
American death metaller Six Feet Under have posted a new song, called "Shot In The Head" over at their MySpace page.
In other news band announced: "we will be filming a video clip for the song "Seed Of Filth" from our upcoming CD "Death Rituals", at our headlining show Oct 31ST 2008 at Gasoline Alley in Largo, FL." This will be the band's only U.S. appearance of 2008.
Six Feet Under will release "Death Rituals" on November 11 via Metal Blade Records.
UPDATE (thanks to Abattoir)
Another new Six Feet Under song "Seed Of Filth", is now available for streaming at the Metal Blade Records MySpace page.
Pain's brandnew videoclip for "Follow me" taken from the album, "Cynic Paradise" is now online. Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon makes a guest appearance on two tracks of that album ("Follow Me" and "Feed Us") and also makes a guest appearance in the video. Check it out here.
"Dying Sun", is the new video from the Finnish metallers Before The Dawn, and can be viewed here).
The song comes off the group's fifth album, "Soundscape of Silence", which was released in Scandinavia on October 29 via Stay Heavy Records (two days later in the rest of Europe).