Misled By Certainty cover art], the forthcoming album from US metallers Cephalic Carnage, is available for streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page.
Misled By Certainty is set for an August 31st North American release date, September 6th internationally, and is available for pre-order now including a limited edition deluxe package. More information on the available formats can be found here.
"Dying Season", the new video from US metallers Heathen, can be viewed at this location. The clip was filmed in early April in Sacramento, California with Darin Wood, Christy Savage and Amy Slockbower of Trash Film Orgy Productions, a company that specializes in B-horror films.
"Dying Season" comes off the band's latest album, The Evolution Of Chaos, which was released in Japan on December 2009 via King Records and was made available on January 2010 in Europe via Mascot Records.
Earlier today Behemoth frontman Adam Darski, aka Nergal, was brought to the hospital in Gdansk, Poland. He was diagnosed with a serious illness, the nature of which hasn't yet been revealed. He was admitted to the hematology ward, which indicates a blood disorder of some sort. Understandably, Behemoth had to cancel all the upcoming shows this year.
In a statement on the band's website, Nergal wrote the following (translated by Google): "I do not want to bore you with details, but I can no longer hide the fact that I am seriously ill and waiting for my multi-stage treatment, which can take up to several months. Thus, we cancel the coming summer festivals, the tour of Russia and the Baltic States planned for September and October, and the November tour of the USA.
Season of Mist is proud to welcome infamous industrial Death Metal act The Project Hate MCMXCIX to the roster! The Swedes' 6 song, 60+ minute seventh album will be mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö and has been tentatively scheduled for an early 2011 release.
Band leader Lord K. Philipson made the following comment: "Obviously there's a label in this world realizing there's some fucken potential in what we do, being ready to take the risk in today's illegal downloading dilemma, meaning they want to release the next album of The Project Hate MCMXCIX. The fact that there are still record companies around who try their hardest to get the best music out there absolutely astonishes me.
Finnish soprano singer Tarja Turunen has premiered her new video for the song "I Feel Immortal" online. You can watch the new "I Feel Immortal" video below or at this location.
The video was shot in Iceland. In a statement on her website, Tarja wrote: "...it's going to be probably the most beautiful video I have ever done in my career. The country is just unbelievably amazing with its stunning landscapes, so we managed to find incredible places for shootings."
The single I Feel Immortal wil be exclusively released in Germany, Switzerland & Austria on 27th of August, and will also feature on Tarja's new album What Lies Beneath, to be released early September.
Norwegian metallers Pagan's Mind have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Greetings Earthlings, Aliens and whomever else!
Believe it or not, despite the lack of activity here in our official MySpace, we have been busy lately. A new spaceship is in the works, that will take you on a travel through what's musically been created in our heads over the last few years, but we are still in the process of finding a partner that will launch the ship (or album, if you want the clear picture...).
However, we are nearing completion of recording the new album, and work with our Facebook page has been intensified, we have launched a Twitter page, and we will do our best to keep you up to date also here on the MySpace. Yes, there will be a newsletter about the new album coming soon, and maybe a little taste or two...
German metallers Neaera have revealed the cover artwork and tracklisting for their forthcoming album, Forging The Eclipse. According to the band, the graphical realization of Forging The Eclipse was in the hands of long-time Neaera partner Terje Johnsen (Keep Of Kalessin). The visualization of the album title ends up in a plain, straightforward but concise concept.
Forging The Eclipse will be released as a limited Digipak on October 22nd/25th via Metal Blade Records in Europe.
Forging The Eclipse tracklist:
01. The Forging
02. Heaven's Descent
03. In Defiance
04. Eight Thousand Sorrows Deep
05. Arise Black Vengeance
07. Sirens Of Black
10. Tyranny Of Want
"Operation Z", a brand new song from Dutch metallers Hail Of Bullets, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
"Operation Z" comes off the band's forthcoming album, On Divine Winds, which is scheduled for release in Europe on October 11 via Metal Blade Records.
On Divine Winds cover art] tracklist:
01. The Eve Of Battle
02. Operation Z
03. The Mukden Incident
04. Strategy Of Attrition
05. Full Scale War
07. On Coral Shores
08. Unsung Heroes
09. Tokyo Napalm Holocaust
10. Sugar Loaf Hill (bonus track on ltd. 1st Digibook edition)
12. To Bear The Unbearable
Finnish metallers Amberian Dawn will release their third album, End Of Eden, on October 20 via Spinefarm Records.
End Of Eden will feature a guest appearances by keyboardist Jens Johansson (Stratovarius, Yngwie Malmsteen), opera singer Markus Nieminen and vocalist Peter James Goodman. Songwriter Tuomas Seppälä commented: "The new CD will be heavier than its predecessors, with a bigger, more polymorphic sound."
End Of Eden cover art] tracklist:
02. Come Now Follow
04. Ghostly Echoes
07. Field Of Serpents
08. City Of Corruption
09. Virvatulen Laulu
10. War In Heaven
Also the album's first single, "Arctica", is now availabe for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
"Left Of Center", the new video from Serj Tankian, can be viewed at this location.
"Left Of Center" comes off Tankian's new solo album, Imperfect Harmonies, which is scheduled for release on September 21 via Serjical Strike/Reprise Records. More details about Imperfect Harmonies were previously reported over here.
"Ambassador Of Mass", the new video from Greek metallers Nightfall, can be viewed at this location.
"Ambassador Of Mass" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Astron Black And The Thirty Tyrants, which will be released in Europe on August 30 via Metal Blade Records.
Astron Black And The Thirty Tyrants cover art] tracklist:
02. Astron Black
03. Astronomica / Saturnian Moon
04. Astra Planeta / We Chose The Sun
05. Ambassador Of Mass
06. The Criterion
09. Archon Basileus
10. Proxima Centauri / Dead Bodies
11. The Thirty Tyrants
12. Epsilon Lyrae