Cradle Of Filth have scheduled some new Australian tour dates. Tour will be at the end of May next year.
All confirmed dates:
22 May 2009 - Metro City, Perth
24 May 2009 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
26 May 2009 - The Palace, Melbourne
28 May 2009 - The Metro, Sydney
31 May 2009 - The Arena, Brisbane
Commented the band: "Australia has very fragmented and restrictive age policies in place. Each state government passes laws for such events and they are like stated, set in law. We have all ages shows in only Adelaide and Sydney. In these places you can be as young as 9 years old and still attend. Government laws in the other states do not allow us to have all ages shows in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane, these shows will be 18+. See you there!"
Vreid have posted a new song, called "Speak Goddamnitt", online at the band's official MySpace. The track comes off the group's fourth album, "Milorg", which is scheduled for release in Norway on January 5, 2009 via Indie Recordings (January 19 in the rest of Europe).
UPDATED (thanks to SlaytallicA):
An e-card featuring audio samples of all tracks from Vreid's new album new album "Milorg" can be found at this location.
Russian Pagan/Folk Metal band Arkona have issued the following message on their MySpace:
"Arkona started to record the fifth album, named "Goi, Rode, Goi!" which will include 12 tracks with common duration more than 70 minutes. Musically, the album continues the conception of previous two albums of the band, but something new will appear in arrangements - the band invited a string orchestra and a real chore. The list of invited musicians is already known: all live parties of ethnic instruments are performed, as before, by Vladimir Cherepovskiy - the specialist in old instruments and music. Accordion is played by Alexander "Olen'" Oleinikov of Kalevala band. The band plans to widen the list of instruments never being used before. Shaman drums are already ordered from a famous master Dmitriy Ravich + line of jaw harps and some other ethnic percussion.
Illdisposed have issued the following update on their MySpace:
"We are in the middle of the songwriting process for our 11th album. We will begin recording the yet untitled album this winter/early spring.
We have left the label AFM records. The decision was ours alone, since AFM wanted to continue working with us.. Thank you.. But no... We are negotiating with several labels as of now, but think we have found the one that We will ink with. A few more details needs to be settled - and we're good to go, so more on that soon.
In the past 17 years people would either have to see us live or go to a third party dealership in order to obtain Illdisposed merchandise. This has finally changed now, as we have opened our first official shop. So go to this location for all your t-shirt, cd and what not needs.
Hungarian Folk metal band Dalriada have announced their line up is complete again. According to a posting on the band's official website, Imre Cserdi was already replacing György Varga (former bassist) as a tour musician in Autumn. Now the band has found a permanent bassist in Istvan Molnar, a friend of the band from the village Sopron. From now on he's a full-time member and new bass player of Dalriada.
More info about the band on http://www.myspace.com/dalriadahu.
"Initiate" the new video from Tasmanian tech-death masters Psycroptic, can be viewed by clicking here.
The clip was directed by James Harmsworth of Express Media Productions and it reaches almost eight minutes in length. The song comes off Psycroptic's fourth album, "Ob(Servant)", which entered the AIR chart (Australian Independent Recordings) at position No.7.
Swedish metallers Sonic Syndicate have confirmed a double-headlining tour across Europe together with labelmates Deathstars who will be releasing their new album "Night Electric Night" on January 30th.
Sonic Syndicate bassist Karin Axelsson commented: "Today we finally confirmed our first tour of 2009 and have decided to team up with with fellow Swedes Deathstars for a double-headline tour across Europe. We're looking forward to sharing the stage with them, having a great time and meeting all the great supporters of both bands throughout Europe. The Swedish mafia continues to cross borders in high gear across Europe. Beware!"
The band also have just finished filming two new videos featuring the second ballad "Contradiction" as well as the heavy track "Powershift"! Both songs come off their latest album "Love And Other Disasters" which landed on #15 of the Swedish and on #36 of the German album charts back in September this year. Both videos will be aired early 2009 so watch out! The first vid "Jack Of Diamonds" by now has gotten close to 1 million views on YouTube.
In the Danko Jones newsletter the following news regarding the band's current activeness has been announced:
"It's now official! Danko Jones will release a compilation entitled "B-Sides" in February of 2009. The collection will be over 70 minutes long, and feature 27 songs that span over the band's entire career. A lot of the material is previously unreleased, and a limited edition box of the record will also be released. "B-Sides" will come out in mainland Europe (minus the UK and France) the first week of February, and more territories will follow later in the year. For track listing and album cover, click here.
We have also uploaded two fresh videos for you. The first one is the new video for the single "King Of Magazines". The second one is "Danko Jones Presents: Top Ten Albums of 2008". A similar video to the one we posted last year where Danko himself takes you through the list of his favourite albums of 2008.
German death metallers Obscura have posted another brand new track, "Incarnated", on their MySpace page. The song comes off the group's second full-length album, "Cosmogenesis", which will be released in the U.S. on February 17, 2009 via Relapse Records (March 2 internationally). The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (Watchtower, Spastic Ink, Blotted Science) and Tymon Kruidenier (Cynic, Exivious). "The new album sounds very intense and brutal", the band says in a statement.
Obscura was founded in 2002 by guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer. After several lineup changes, Kummerer enlisted a new team of virtuoso musicians. Late last year, Obscura added drummer Hannes Grossmann (ex-Necrophagist) and fretless bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-Pestilence) as new permanent members. The group's latest addition, guitarist Christian Muenzner (ex-Necrophagist), came into the ranks earlier this year.
Swedish metallers Sanctification have posted online a new song, entitled "Black Reign", on their MySpace page.
The track comes off the band's upcoming album, entitled "Black Reign", which will be released next year via Pulverised Records.
"Black Reign" was recorded at Abyss studio under the direction of producers Tommy and Peter Tägtgren. The CD was mixed by Peter Tägtgren and mastered by Dan Swanö.
"Black Reign" tracklisting:
01. Thirst For Blood
02. Black Reign Peter Tägtgren, Magus Caligula]
05. Hear This
06. Dead Forever
07. Flesh, Bone And Skin
08. Trucido Christianese
Candlelight Records confirms the completion of the final recordings from black metal legends Emperor. Titled "Live Inferno", the special live series features various releases recorded/filmed during the band's sold out 2005-2007 reunion performances. Several formats will be available including a 2CD/slip case with 16-page booklet, a limited edition box featuring 2 CD's & DVD with an enhanced 24 page booklet, a single DVD, and two limited edition double-vinyl gatefold sets. April 16 is set as the European release date for the series with April 21 set as the North American release date.
The audio aspect of the "Live Inferno" series features exclusive recordings from the band's headlining performances at Norway's Inferno Festival and Germany's Wacken Open Air Festival. Each recording will be pressed as individual double-vinyl sets; the first pressing limited to 1000 on black vinyl with any additional pressings in varied colours selected by the band. A special gold-vinyl seven-inch limited to 2000 titled "Thus Spake The Nightspirit" (featuring a live rendition of the band's famed song from the album "Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk" with a live recording of "Inno A Satana" from the album band's popular "In The Nightside Eclipse" album on the b-side) will be pressed and released via the label's official webstores beginning February 16.
SPV Records have posted audio samples of all the tracks for Sepultura's new album "A-Lex" over at this location (scroll down to "Tracklisting"). "A-Lex" will be released in January.
Here's the "A-Lex" tracklisting again:
01. A-Lex I
02. Moloko Mesto
03. Filthy Rot
04. We've Lost You
05. What I do!
06. A-Lex II
07. The Treatment
09. Sadistic Values
10. Forceful Behavior
12. A-Lex III
13. The Experiment
15. Enough Said
16. Ludwig Van
17. A-Lex IV
The wait is finally over as Canadian extreme progressive metal "icons" Into Eternity proudly present their new conceptual, visual masterpiece for "Time Immemorial". The track appears on the group's critically acclaimed concept album, "The Incurable Tragedy", which debuted at 17 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart upon its September release.
The video, which features vocalist Stu Block in a prominent role, was filmed in Montreal in August, just before the group embarked on the Summer Slaughter Canada tour. That trek was followed by a run alongside the legendary Iced Earth, which capped off a year that also saw the band tour with Symphony X, At The Gates and The Dillinger Escape Plan, among others.
"In October, guitarist Roar Christoffersen decided to call it quits after seven years in Corpus Mortale. The reason is that he wants to concentrate solely on his other band Bastards. What initially was just meant as a 'helping hand' for a limited time turned out to be seven great years with one of the best musicians in the scene. He had (and will hopefully continue to have) a major role in the shaping of the trademark Corpus sound as well as the songwriting of both full-length albums. We thank Roar for all the time, dedication and efforts he put into the band through the years.
As Roar is now history, we are proud to announce that Andreas Lynge (also member of The Cleansing) has now been recruited as a permanent replacement for Roar on the guitar. Just as the case was with Rasmus, several of the members have previously shared musical experience as well as longtime friendships. As far as musical skills we can guarantee that nobody will be disappointed about Roar's departure. Andreas simply kicks ass! First gig with the new line-up will be at the Copenhagen Death Fest 2008 held in Copenhagen at the 6th of December. With two fresh and extremely skilled replacements in the band we're ready to take the third generation of the band even further than we've ever been."