In cooperation with Terrorizer magazine, Prophecy Productions present a free streaming of the entire "Privilegivm" album on terrorizer.com until September 27. Click here to listen to the album. Secrets Of The Moon's "Privilegivm" has been released a few days ago.
"Privilegivm" cover art] tracklist:
03. Black Halo
04. I Maldoror
1 - Part I: I Forgive Myself
2 - Part II: The Tree Of Life
3 - Part III: Exsultet
06. For They Know Not
07. Queen Among Rats
Switzerland's Samael will no longer be appearing alongside Moonspell on their North American tour this October/November. Taking their place will be Century Media recording artists Divine Heresy.
Samael have issued the following official statement: "Unfortunately Samael will not be able come to North America this fall along with Moonspell. We've checked into every possibility with our booking agent and partners at Nuclear Blast but the financial costs are too deep into the red to make things work. We'd like to apologize to all our fans who were looking forward to seeing Samael live but rest assured that we are looking into coming over again in early 2010. We also want to express our deepest regret to our friends in Moonspell."
French true heavy metal squad Lonewolf have signed multiple record deal with the German label Karthago Records. Their brand new studio album "The Dark Crusade", will hit the streets on november 11, 2009.
"The Dark Crusade" is the next classic heavy metal release, that was mixed & mastered by the grammy nominated guitarist Andy La Rocque (known from cooperation with bands such as King Diamond, Hammerfall or Falconer), and produced by Bart Gabriel (editor in chief of the biggest polish rock/metal magazine Hard Rocker, who also produced releases of bands such as Crystal Viper, Sabbat or Kat).
The front cover artwork for the album was painted by Chris Moyen, the legendary french artist known from cooperation with bands such as Slayer, Trivium, Beherit and Blasphemy.
Austrian symphonic metallers Visions Of Atlantis have posted the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Hey Guys and Girls!
After 2 months without any message from the band here are some news wich may interest you.
First the most important thing: Our bassist Mike and his girlfriend will become parents very soon and we all want to wish them the best with their little rocker. But that leads directly to some bad news: Mike will leave the band and will take a baby-break from music so that he can focus on his new role as father a 100%.
We all understand his decison completely and so we had a last big party last weekend where we played a little gig with a handful of invited close friends to release Mike in his baby-break. If and when he will return to the band is completely unsure at the moment which is also clear and we (the whole Visions Of Atlantis family) hope that you out there will understand Mike and also wish him the best!
US metallers Rob Zombie will release their forthcoming album, "Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls And The Systematic Dehumanization Of Cool", on November 10 via Geffen Records.
"Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls And The Systematic Dehumanization Of Cool" tracklist:
01. Jesus Frankenstein
02. Sick Bubble-Gun
04. Mars Needs Women
05. Werewolf, Baby
06. Virgin Witch
07. Dream Factory
09. Cease To Exist
10. Werewolf Women Of The SS
11. The Man Who Laughs
UPDATE (thanks to 6934)
US metallers Rob Zombie have revealed the cover art for their forthcoming album, entitled "Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls And The Systematic Dehumanization Of Cool", which will be released on November 10 via Geffen Records.
"Existence Is Futile", the forthcoming album from US metallers Revocation, is available for streaming in its entirety at this location.
"Existence Is Futile" will be released on September 29 in the US (October 5 in the rest of World) via Relapse Records.
"Existence Is Futile" cover art] tracklist:
01. Enter The Hall
02. Pestilence Reigns
04. Existence Is Futile
05. The Brain Scramblers
06. Across Forests And Fjords
08. Dismantle The Dictator
09. Anthem Of The Betrayed
10. Leviathan Awaits
11. Tragedy Of Modern Ages
In a recent interview for the website Vampire Freaks, Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen announced that he is working on a pop record.
Yeah, exactly. And that's the great thing. I'm working on a solo album right now, for me… well, I guess that would be a solo album as it's explained. But it's complete fucking pop stuff. There's no metal, there's no politics, it's complete pop stuff! If you know my history, you know that first record on Arista (Records) that I fucking hate.
I hate it because I was told what to do, what to write, what to wear, what to look like, etc. Now, I'm going to finally do a pop album. It's really good pop -I'm working with Mark Thwaite (former guitarist for Peter Murphy and the UK Mission). We've crafted this unbelievable pop album which is going to leave people scratching their heads and saying 'He's a sellout! He's an asshole!' Well, I'm not a sellout because I don't need to do this anymore, I've just always wanted to do an album of pop that I wanted to do, not that other people wanted to do. And so we're doing it. I don't give a fuck if it sells ten copies, I don't give a fuck if it sells a million copies; it doesn't matter to me. That's not important.
Land of the Freaks, the seventh Freak Kitchen album featuring twelve brand new tracks will be released the 21st of October 2009 in Scandinavia (Bonnier Amigo, Universal, Rockweiler Ltd.) and in the UK (Proper Music) the 19th. More countries and release dates will follow soon.
The tunes and running order:
01 God Save the Spleen
02 Hip Hip Hoorah
03 Teargas Jazz
04 Sick? (Death by Hypochondria)
06 Honey, You're a Nazi
07 The Only Way
08 Murder Groupie
09 The Smell of Time
10 One Last Dance
11 Do Not Disturb
12 Clean it Up
The cover of the album is visible on http://www.freakkitchen.com
Shadow Gallery, widely considered a major and innovative force within the realms of progressive rock and metal, have returned with their 6th studio effort "Digital Ghosts". Following up 2005's "Room V" as well as the "Prime Cuts" compilation release of material from previous albums in 2007, "Digital Ghosts" will be released on October 26th, 2009 in Europe and November 3rd, 2009 in North America via InsideOutMusic.
After the tragic passing of lead singer Mike Baker in October 2008, "Digital Ghosts" introduces new lead singer Brian Ashland and not only sees the entire band once again sharing additional vocal duties but also features guest vocal appearances by Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) and Clay Barton (Suspyre) to compliment the release. With "Digital Ghosts", Shadow Gallery's members Brendt Allman, Carl Cadden-James, Gary Wehrkamp, new addition Brian Ashland and returning drummer Joe Nevolo (who appears on two songs of the record) have focused their powerful energies on creating a seamless blend of progressive, metal, and symphonic rock as a transcendent work of musical art that advances the boundaries of these genres into new directions.
Suicidal Angels have issued the following statement:
"We are more than happy and proud to announce that we won the Rock The Nation Award 2009 and sign a deal with Nuclear Blast. We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everybody that voted for us and of course good luck to all the bands that participated in this contest!
Our new album "Sanctify The Darkness" will be out on the 20th of November so stay tuned for more infos and as always prepare yourselves to be thrashed!"
Below you can read the official statement of Rock The Nation:
"The winner takes it all", true to the motto Rock The Nation appealed to a band contest of a particular kind. The Austrian management and booking company takes care of the needs of such bands as Deathstars, Legion Of The Damned, Sabaton, Behemoth, Kataklysm, Leaves' Eyes and Eluveitie. They offered a lucrative all inclusive package for the winner, with a long term labeldeal with Boomer Entertainment and the leading heavy metal company Nuclear Blast Records (Nightwish, Hammerfall, Testament, Dimmu Borgir and many more), and them of course.
Finnish death/doom metallers Swallow The Sun have revealed some new details about their upcoming album "New Moon":
"We are entering Fascination Street studios in Sweden, Orebro on June 15th to record our fifth album which will be called "New Moon". The album will be produced and mixed by Jens Bogren, who has worked with such names as Katatonia, Opeth, Paradise Lost and Amon Amarth, just to name a few. And as we announced earlier, Kai Hahto (Wintersun, ex-Rotten Sound) will be playing drums on the album. We are thrilled and looking forward to working with such professionals.
Here is the initial track listing for the album (although we reserve the right to change it if we feel like it):
Polish metallers Thy Disease have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Creative Music would like to proudly announce that Thy Disease signed a three album deal with Mystic Productions! The label is currently planning a big promo campaign of band's new masterpiece entitled "Anshur-Za". The album will be released at the beginning of November and it will be also available outside Poland!
Here are some details about the latest production of Thy Disease.
It was recorded in three different recoding studios and it was produced as the previous Rat Age album, by Tomasz Zalewski. "Anshur-Za" will have a very interesting artwork. Responsible for it was Xaay, who is also known for his cooperation with Behemoth. For the first time in the history of Thy Disease, the disc will be released in the form of digipack.
Swedish metallers Dragonland have issued the following updateon their MySpace blog:
"After what may seem to some like a lifetime of silence, we have now debuted a new song on our MySpace! The song, "The Shadow Of The Mithril Mountains" is a high quality preproduction of our forthcoming, yet untitled album, tentatively out in early 2010.