"Arise From Decay", a new song from German metallers Dew-Scented, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
"Arise From Decay" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Invocation, which is scheduled for release on May 24 in Europe via Metal Blade Records and on May 25 in North America through Prosthetic Records.
Invocation cover art] tracklist:
02. Arise From Decay
03. The Invocation
04. Have No Mercy On Us
05. Artificial Life
08. Torn To Shreds
09. Revel In Contempt
10. A Critical Mass
11. Global Hysteria
12. Slaves Of Consent
13. On The Brink
14. Thrashard D.R.I. cover]
Swedish metallers Bloodbound have issued the following update on their official website:
"Bloodbound has decided to part ways with lead vocalist Urban Breed. Due to musical and personal differances the band has decided to move on with a new lead vocalist. We wish Urban the best of luck in the future and thank him for his time in the band.
Bloodbound's new lead singer is 27 year old Patrik "Pata" Johansson (Dawn Of Silence) from Finspång, Sweden! Patrik has been a good friend to the band for a while, and with a great voice sounding like a mix between Bruce Dickinson and Tobias Sammet he will fit perfectly into the band.
We want to give him a warm welcome, and we're looking forward to work with him.
"Beyond Bludgeoned", the new video from US metallers Brain Drill, is now online and being exclusively premiered through Bloody-Disgusting.com. The band filmed the video back in February out in the San Joaquin Delta/Rio Vista, CA area. The video for was directed by Nikko DeLuna and shot by Justin Potter.
"Beyond Bludgeoned" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Quantum Catastrophe, which will be released on May 11 via Metal Blade Records.
Quantum Catastrophe cover art] tracklist:
01. Obliteration Untold
02. Beyond Bludgeoned
03. Awaiting Imminent Destruction
04. Nemesis Of Neglect
05. Entity Of Extinction
06. Mercy To None
07. Monumental Failure
08. Quantum Catastrophe
Montreal-based death metallers Neuraxis will enter Wildsound Studio on June 3 with producer Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Last Felony, The Agonist) to begin recording their sixth album for a fall release through Prosthetic Records.
Commented vocalist Alex Leblanc: "Chris is an excellent producer. He's been a friend of mine for years, played in some bands with him and already worked with him in the studio on some other projects. He's also the most easy going guy around. Working with him is going to be a blast for sure.
We are almost done with the writing process for the new album; maybe one or two more songs to go.
It's going to be a powerful album. Dark, vicious, catchy, technical, melodic; everything you can expect from a Neuraxis album with some unexpected twists.
After 5 years Dawn Of Destiny and Tanja go separate ways from now on. Because of the "so-called" musical differences Tanja decided to leave the band. We regret this step, but consider it as right and consequent. We say thanks to Tanja for 5 years of friendship, musicianship and the engagement to support Dawn Of Destiny in reaching our current status.
Tanja's statement: "Unfortunately somewhen in life comes the time of farewell. Regrettably the musical ideas within the band develop into a direction where I cannot identify myself with Dawn Of Destiny anymore. Therefore I want to announce, that I'm going to leave the band. I wish the guys of Dawn Of Destiny big success on their new way. Dear Dawn Of Destiny-Fans! Dear Fallen Angels! With all my hear I want to say thank you for the big support, the fun and the bright cordiality, that you gave me on each gig! The "Wacken-WG" is still an issue. Peter - You are the Best! Many thanks for the nice time! I am sure that we'll meet each other on stage! All of you shall feel embraced!"
Cold Day Memory, the forthcoming album from US metallers Sevendust, is available for streaming online in its entirety at this location.
Cold Day Memory is scheduled for release on April 20 via 7Bros. Records.
Cold Day Memory cover art] tracklist:
02. Forever Dead
04. Last Breath
06. Ride Insane
07. Confessions (Without Faith)
09. Here And Now
10. The End Is Coming
11. Better Place
12. Strong Arm Broken
"Affirmations", a new song from US metallers Burning The Memory, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
This new song is the title track off of their Spare Change Records follow-up release entitled Affirmations. Artwork duties were handled by Mike D'Antonio (Killswitch Engage) and will be revealed soon, along with the tracklisting.
Finnish metallers Ultimatium have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Ultimatium has decided to cancel their recording deal with Mastervox Records, affecting immediately. Because decision about recording and releasing of third album was not made in time by Mastervox Records, Ultimatium sees that deal has been fulfilled and Mastervox records does not wish to use their option for third album. In the end, musical differences and visions about third album between artist and label were just too apart. And to make things clear, we tried to avoid this until the inevitable end and we would have been pleased to record our new album for Mastervox Records, but it takes two for a dialog...
The Metal Storm / Pensées Nocturnes contest is now officially over, as you may have noticed already. The correct answer to the question: "What is Vaerohn's favourite type of food? (this may, or may not, be a trick question)" was... ...*drumroll*... nothing! He does not have a favourite type of food! You could have found the answer in one of his old interviews.
The winners of this contest are:
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"Lord Of The Wasteland", the new video from US metallers Toxic Holocaust, can be viewed at this location. The clip was shot at various live gigs during the band's extensive 2009 tour schedule.
"Lord Of The Wasteland" comes off the band's latest album, An Overdose Of Death..., which was released on September 2008 via Relapse Records.
In other news, Toxic Holocaust are currently writing for the follow-up album to An Overdose Of Death... with plans to begin recording this summer. Additional recording information will be made available shortly.
Canadian metallers Into Eternity have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"A few days ago I checked my mail and was happy to find out Toy's Factory had sent me the Japanese releases of our last 2 releases: The Scattering Of Ashes and The Incurable Tragedy! It's nice to know that we have such great industry people and fans supporting us in Japan. I will never forget the great times we had in 2008 and 2009. Japan rules!
In other news, we have started rehearsals again and things are coming along. We have also started on "song 1". I have lots of music demoed at home now, so we are looking through it and starting our first new song. So far the song starts with an arpeggio instrumental and then heads into some heavy riffing.
Swedish metallers Construcdead have issued the following update on their official website:
"Sorry to say but after almost 11 Years with Construcdead and as the founder of the band Christian has decided to leave the band."
Christian added: "A big thank you and goodnight to Construcdead and all the people who have supported me and the band through the years. I wish the guys all the best in the future, love, hugs and beers."
OBSCURA / PESTILENCE bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling, who is known for his signature six-string fretless playing in progressive death metal, is offering private bass lessons and personal coaching in metal and other styles. "These lessons are suitable for bass players of all levels who want to get more out of their instrument. Many bassists in metal and other genres concentrate primarily on playing techniques, while there's often more that could be developed. The main focus, therefore, will be on intonation, tone development, bass arrangements and fretless playing", says Thesseling. The lessons will be given in Amsterdam , the Netherlands , as well as in Genoa , Italy . Interested parties can contact Jeroen via his official website www.jeroenthesseling.com
Quality footage of one of Type O Negative's last live performances is available at HardTimes.ca. The show took place on October 24 last year at the Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY on the band's final N. American trek. Also available at the same location is an interview with the late Peter Steele, who passed away earlier this week.
Type O Negative manager Mike Renault has confirmed "heart failure" is suspected in the frontman's death.