Benediction have posted two new song called "Immaculate Façade" and "They Must Die Screaming"on their official MySpace. The track comes off the band's upcoming album entitled "Killing Music", due on August 22 via Nuclear Blast Records.
My Dying Bride would like to formally announce the new keyboard/violinist, Katie Stone.
"We will have a full profile update and pictures as soon as the band has time from the gigs/studio work they are presently engaged in. Katie is also involved in the new studio album. More as we get it."
Construcdead have posted a new track, "Mephisto", from their upcoming album, "Endless Echo". The band are still seeking a label to release their new album. To listen the song go to this location.
"Endless Echo" track listing:
01. Sedated Morning
02. My Haven
03. Endless Echoes
04. A Godess Breaches Through Me
05. Disfigured Beauty
07. No Exit
09. Tragic Kingdom
10. Spriritual Shift
11. The One Beside Me
13. A Dark Wave
USA Progressive Powet Metal band Dark Empire have issued the following update:
"I'm really pleased to announce that we can name the new drummer and bass player for Dark Empire. Filling in the long vacant bass position is Randy Knecht, and taking up the drum position is Omar Davila. I was not expecting to find two musicians that fit the same vision and drive for Dark Empire that I have, not to mention the immense talent that I would expect from anyone involved in this band, in such a short span of time. I guess thats how luck plays things out sometimes.
So, everyone welcome Randy and Omar to the Dark Empire family! We cannot wait to tear some faces off this August!"
Edguy have entered the Gate Studios in Wolfsburg to record the follow-up of their chart breaker album "Rocket Ride". The new album will be produced by Sascha Paeth and is scheduled to be released in November 2008. The album will be entitled "Tinnitus Sanctus".
Tobias Sammet has got the following news in store: "The title just refers to the wall of sound that will bulldoze you. Let's be modest: We have ten extraordinary songs and this new album is gonna be our ticket to the hall of fame alongside with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and AC/DC. There won't be a hit-single this time, not even a flop-single, haha; not only because most songs are too long for a single, but also because for a single we had to produce way more stuff, lose money and need a time frame to release it. The album would come later then and that would suck. For the record: Musically, we don't go back to the roots. It's not the "Legacy of Mandrake part 2" and it's not a little brother of Rocket Ride either. It's a new album and we've set off to new horizons once more! The stuff sounds really broad, very anthemic, heavy and ballsy. We've kept our trademarks and still there are a lot of elements that are different to anything we've done before. I know what some fans may think, because if my favourite bands would have come up with statements like that I would have been scared to death, but in our case I am sure this could be the album we'll be measured by in the future."
German death metallers Obscura are currently recording their new album with producer V. Santura (Dark Fortress) at The Crypt Studios in Germany. Obscura bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-Pestilence) comments: "I just got back from Landschut, Germany, where we've finished most of the recordings for the new album. I'm very excited about the new Obscura material; it sounds extremely brutal and technical compared with Pestilence's "Spheres" (1993). We are looking forward to play most of the new songs during the upcoming shows."
"Due to Mikael contracting Varicella (Chicken Pox), the appearances this weekend, Peace & Love (Borlänge, Sweden on June 26), Hovefestivalen (Norway on June 27), Metaltown (Gothenborg, Sweden on June 28), and Graspop Metal Meeting (Dessel, Belgium on June 29), have all been cancelled. We hope to have Mike on his feet again as soon as possible, and obviously apologize to all and any that had set out to see Opeth this weekend."
The replacement for Opeth on the Hovefestivalen and Metal Town is Satyricon.
''We have had plans of doing a smaller club show tour for quite some time now where we would mainly play older songs, but that has been very hard to pull off. So when this idea was brought to us of re-visiting the 4 first full lenght albums at Bochum in Germany we were all up for it. This will be a once in a life time chance for us to play and our fans to experience all the old songs that we don't have room for in the setlist anymore, but are still too good to not play! Of course we'll also play songs from the new upcoming album, as well as "With Oden On Our Side" and "Fate Of Norns".
Since these shows will be unique we thought we could might as well record the shows too!
Finnish metallers Silentium have issued the following update:
"After a while of silence the band has retired to a studio in Central Finland. At this point the drums, the bass and most of the guitars have been recorded. Some of the vocals have been recorded as well, although Riina and Matti are due to return to the studio in July. The band has some major surprises reserved for their loyal fans, who have been more than patient in the wait for the new album. All the Silentians agree that the new material is the most impressive up to date! Prepare yourselves for a massive music experience. This fall, Silentium will be back, more powerful than ever!".
Silentium's new album, which is scheduled for release on October 29, is being produced by the multi-talented mainman of Waltari, Kärtsy Hatakka.
As posted by the band: "In October/November, we'll head out with Poisonblack and Fear My Thoughts for a series of shows dubbed "Where Death Is Most Alive". For more info, please visit the official tour MySpace page here."
The dates are as follows:
24. Oct, Berlin, Kato (Germany)
25. Oct, Hamburg, Grünspan (Germany)
26. Oct, Doordrecht, Bibelot (Netherlands)
27. Oct, Vosselaar, Biebob (Belgium)
28. Oct, Paris, Locomotive (France)
29. Oct, Lyon, Ninkasi kao (France)
31. Oct, Milano, Rolling Stone (Italy)
01. Nov, Bologna, Estragon (Italy)
02. Nov, Rome, Alpheus (Italy)
04. Nov, Treviso, New Age (Italy)
05. Nov, Ljubljana, Gala Hala (Slovenia)
06. Nov, Vienna, Szene (Austria)
Danzig have confirmed a Full US Tour on "Blackest Of The Black" to coincide with the 20th Anniversary of the release of the 1st Danzig Album on Def American. Danzig has not done a Full US Tour in some time and who knows when he will again. "It will be nice to get back to many of these Cities that I have not been to in some time and do the Live Show for all the People who've followed My Music all these Years". Danzig continues: "I'm also very happy to have Dimmu Borgir sharing the Stage this time, as they are one of my Favorite Bands and always wanted them on Blackest Of The Black. Should be an INCREDIBLE 20th Anniversary Tour."
This year's "Blackest Of The Black" tour, headlined by Danzig, will kick off in October and will feature support from Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, Winds Of Plague, and Skeletonwitch. Announced live dates include:
For those that haven't heard, Grindcore legends Carcass are coming down under to Australia for a five date tour. The tour will take place in mid-October. Tickets are already on sale and are reported to be selling fast, so you'll have to get in quick if you want to see Carcass live for possibly the last time! With word that Carcass' last show will be November this year, this seems like the last time Carcass will tour Australia ever.
Here are the tour dates:
Oct. 09 - Capitol, Perth, Australia
Oct. 10 - HQ Complex, Adelaide, Australia
Oct. 11 - The Arena, Brisbane, Australia
Oct. 12 - The Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Oct. 13 - Billboard, Melbourne, Australia
Here is the tracklist for the upcoming Motörhead album Motörizer:
01. (Teach You How To) Sing The Blues
02. Time Is Right
04. Runaround Man
05. English Rose
06. Rock Out
07. 1000 Names
08. When The Eagle Screams
09. Don't Die Ashamed
10. Back On The Chain
11. Buried Alive
US: August 26
Germany: August 29
Rest of Europe: September 1