Listen up boys and girl! The first Clandestine Cuts issue of the year is now up! You all see how your votes got some great new up and comers an even bigger spotlight in the 2010 MetalStorm Awards? Well guess what - our tournament of yet-to-be-champions for 2011 begins today, so check out these bands, and if you find one in particular that rules above all else, give them a vote! Tell your friends to come and vote! Teach your cat how to use MetalStorm, then teach it how to vote (chances are it will put more thought into it's vote than you). Point being, continue to show your support for these struggling acts and we'll do the same by throwing the 10 best into a bigger spotlight in next years awards.
Day Of Reckoning, the new album from German thrash metal veterans Destruction, is available for streaming in its entirety on the band's Facebook page (Note: the stream will only be available until February 21).
Day Of Reckoning will be released on February 18 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Day Of Reckoning cover art] tracklist:
01. The Price
02. Hate Is My Fuel
04. Devil's Advocate
05. Day Of Reckoning
06. Sorcerer Of Black Magic
08. The Demon Is God
09. Church Of Disgust
10. Destroyer Or Creator
11. Sheep Of The Regime
12. Stand Up And Shout
13. The Price
Death's seventh and final album The Sound Of Perseverance will see its official reissue on February 15th in North America (February 21 internationally) via Relapse Records and is available for pre-order now at this location.
The first in a series of official Death re-issues slated for 2011, The Sound Of Perseverance has been remastered from the original studio tapes and expanded to include a second disc of previously unreleased demo material. The re-issue will also include enhanced artwork (viewable below) and liner notes from the original cover artist Travis Smith as well as liner notes from Death guitarist Shannon Hamm and never-before-seen photographs from The Sound Of Perseverance era.
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter will be releasing their new album Moral & Wahnsinn on February 25th through Nuclear Blast Records. A teaser from the upcoming single/video clip "Dr. Pest" can be watched below.
Another sneak preview and more album details were previously reported over here.
UPDATED on 07.02.2011 Kriegsphilosoph]
"Die Boten", a brand new song from German metallers Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, is available for streaming at this location.
"Die Boten" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Moral & Wahnsinn, which will be released on February 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. More details about Moral & Wahnsinn were previously reported over here.
To Hell With God, the new album from US metallers Deicide, is available for streaming in its entirety at this location.
Due on February 15 via Century Media Records, the CD was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Chimaira) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. More details about To Hell With God were previously reported over here.
"My Turn To Fly", the new video from German hard rockers Wicked Sensation, can be viewed at this location. The clip was filmed in November 2010 on a former Canadian airforce base and features a guest appearance by the band's "good friend" Andi Deris of Helloween.
"My Turn To Fly" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Crystallized, which was released on June 2010 via Metal Heaven Records.
The German dark metal band Nachtblut is happy to announce their partnership with Napalm Records.
The band commented: "It is great to be in the company of Summoning, Leaves' Eyes, and Monster Magnet! From the start it was clear that the band and label share the same goals and ideas. We are excited about the cooperation!"
Besides playing concerts, the band revolving around frontman Askeroth is quite busy working on their new album. The band has already made a name for itstelf with their first releases Das Erste Abendmahl and Antik. The latter will be re-released with new artwork and bonus material. Worshippers of dark and morbid music may look forward to yet another dose of Nachtblut in their veins!
Italian black metallers Black Flame have inked a deal with the Italian cult black metal label Behemoth Productions.
Due later in the year, the band's fourth album, Septem, will feature guest appearances by members of a well-known Italian industrial band. The cover artwork will be created by Niklas Sundin (Dark Tranquillity).
Texas thrash metal veterans Rigor Mortis will enter the studio next month to record their first new tracks in 20 years. The band lay down two new songs between March 6 and March 8 with longtime friend and producer Kerry Crafton (who previously worked with the group on 1991's Vs. The Earth) and will use the recording to procure a new record deal. A new full-length album will be released before the end of the year.
In the midst of recording a new album, Nightwish has been preparing a movie.
"Imaginarium" is a music fantasy - film based on the forthcoming Nightwish album of the same title and its 13 songs.
The protagonist of the film is a songwriter with an otherworldly imagination. He is an old man who still thinks he's a young boy. While asleep he travels into his distant past where his dreams of old come back to him mixed to the young boy's world of fantasy and music.
In his dreams the old man fights to find the memories most important to him.
This never-done-before project originates to more than two years in the past when Tuomas first introduced his ambitious idea of the "Imaginarium" - concept to the fellow band members and to Mr. Stobe Harju, the director behind "The Islander" - music video. He will be the director of this full-length feature. The film will be produced by Solar Films Inc. together with Nightwish.
It is with great sadness that we announce Michael Kammeyer and Niels Kvist's departure from Pyramaze.
From Michael Kammeyer: "Dear friends and fans of Pyramaze, I have for a long time now struggled to find the mental surplus as well as the sheer time to put into the large endeavor that Pyramaze has become. Back when I created the band in 2002, my private and professional life looked a lot different than it does today, and it has become increasingly taxing on me to find the energy that is needed to do all the stuff that I have to do. In fact it has become difficult to the point where it's not justifiable anymore.
I have had to take a long hard look at what I must do, to avoid a mental meltdown, and unfortunately I have had to make a hard decision - in fact, probably the hardest decision I've ever had to make. I feel the time has come to stop my journey with Pyramaze.
Spanish metallers Diabulus In Musica have issued the short following update on their MySpace blog:
"It's time to record! We finished the preproduction of our 2nd album last week and we are about to finish the drum recordings. Xabi has done a great job! We will post a video report of the drum recordings very soon, so keep updated! Next week it will be time for Alex to record the bass guitars."
Mastodon will release their first-ever live experience package entitled Live at the Aragon on March 15th, 2011. The set will contain a CD and DVD recorded and filmed live October 19th, 2009, at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Live at the Aragon DVD + CD is composed of Crack the Skye performed live in its glorious entirety along with fan favorites from Blood Mountain (2006) and Leviathan (2004) plus a brutal cover of "The Bit" by Melvins.
The DVD will also feature a 58-minute "tour film" that contains the films which were projected on screen, behind the band in performance. Click now to pre-order a special bundle that will include the complete Live at the Aragon, along with a Custom Mastodon guitar Pick Tin (with embossed picks) and a reproduction of the official Mastodon All Access Tour Laminate, exclusive to this package. Quantities are very limited so don't delay.