"Supervillian Outcast", the new album from the Norwegian Black Metal band Dødheimsgard, is available for streaming at this location. The album will be released on April 17th on Moonfog/The End Records.
Killswitch Engage are excited to announce that they'll be on the Warped Tour this summer.
Vans Warped Tour 2007 Killswitch Engage dates are as follows:
6/29 Pomona Fairgrounds Pomona, CA
6/30 Seaside Park Ventura, CA
7/01 Shoreline Amphitheater San Francisco, CA
7/03 Thunderbird Stadium at UBC Vancouver, BC
7/05 Race City Motorsport Park Calgary, AB
7/07 Utah State Fairgrounds Salt Lake City, UT
7/08 Invesco Field/Pepsi Center Denver, CO
7/11 Cricket Pavilion Phoneix, AZ
7/12 NMSU Practice Field Las Cruces, NM
7/13 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater San Antonio, TX
7/14 Smirnoff Dallas, TX
7/15 Reliant Center Houston, TX
7/18 HiFi Buys Amphitheater Atlanta, GA
7/19 Equestrian Center Jacksonville, FL
The following statement was posted by frontman Herr Morbid on Forgotten Tomb's official homepage:
"It looks like the german media (in particular: Legacy Magazine) are trying to boycott Forgotten Tomb without reserve. Not only they refused to interview the band and review "Negative Megalomania", but they refused to include the advertisement for our new album in their fucking magazines too. The nazi-paranoia going on in the german Metal scene is nothing new, but I think this time they're really going beyond any reasonable measure. Starting from the idea that ALL Black Metal bands are automatically Nazi and basing their paranoia on completely unreliable sources, these magazines are trying to boycott our band in every possible way. It seems like the band won't be able to play live-shows in Germany too, due to this fucking Anti-FT Propaganda.
To tie in with the release of its forthcoming album "Antichrist" (due on May 28 via Earache), U.K. Death Metal band Akercocke has launched a treasure hunt with a twist — The Antichrist Code. This is a unique digital phenomenon that asks fans to take part in a quest that is both challenging and confounding, with the reward of seeking a unique grand prize.
Avid Akercocke devotees will be guided around the depths of the Internet, through sites such as MySpace and YouTube with their skills of discovery put firmly to the test at every stage. By following clues and unearthing conclusions relating to AKERCOCKE, fans will take part in a rare pursuit that will present them face-to-face with a dazzling and satisfying result.
The following message was posted on Belphegor's official website:
"Belphegor needs a new drummer!...again! The last one didn't work out when it came to worldwide touring, so we're still looking for a talented drummer, for somebody with a professional attitude and focus to be in the band for real. If you think you have a shot, send us a detailed message and hit us up at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Helmuth comments: First off, please realize that it will have no effect at all on our activities, touring and otherwise. The core is solid and ready to kick some serious ass. Of course it's irritating to always have new drummers, but that allowed us to surpass ourselves every time, through the hiring of better musicians.
The following announcements were posted on Nile's official myspace by guitarist Karl Sanders:
"We are currently finishing the mixes on the new Nile album entitled "Ithyphallic", our first album for Nuclear Blast. So far we have been nothing but thrilled to work with the entire cast at NB, they have treated us exceptionally well and have given the band a ferocious and inspirational new lease on life. Dallas, George and I are convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that this new record contains our best material yet, and Neil Kernon is working overtime to ensure that every single blasphemous note is heard in all its primal savagery.
There are 9 songs and one short acoustic piece, 2 of which are epic length songs, yet overall a wide range of tempos, some doomy, exotic elements as well as some unbelievably fast and catchy Metal.
After many years of hard work the Finnish metal band Agonizer has finally got a record deal with Spinefarm Records. Their début album "Birth/The End" is due to be released on the 1st of August, 2007 through Spikefarm.
Here is it's tracklist:
02. Harmless Hero
03. Everyone Of Us
07. Black Sun
08. The Birth And The End
The following message was posted on Black Sabbath's official web site:
"There was a press release issued by Ozzy's offices today with info on his new album, which is due next month. The title of the album is "Black Rain". It is due to be released May 22nd, and that is a worldwide release date - sort of. If you live outside the US/Canada, your specific date will be that week, check with your local stores and shops for a specific date in your region.
Anyway, the band lineup on the album should be familiar.
Ozzy - Vocals
Zakk Wylde - Guitar
Rob Nicholson (Blasko) - Bass
Mike Bordin - Drums
I don't know who is on keyboards on the album. When I asked if Adam Wakeman was still the keyboardist, since he was the keyboardist of record the last time Ozzy's solo band did anything, I was told he was still the touring keyboardist, but didn't give me any info on who is playing on the album.
Danish Power/Progressive Metal outfit Pyramaze has found a new vocalist: no less than Matt Barlow, ex-singer of Iced Earth who had decided to leave the heavy metal world four years ago! After Pyramaze had fired their former vocalist Lance King in November 2006 due to "personal and professional issues", guitarist Michael Kammeyer got in touch with Matt Barlow, by now a full-time police officer and lead vocalist of the Delaware First State Force Band, and as of March 2007 he has joined Pyramaze, as was announced today. The first Pyramaze album with Barlow on vocals is expected in next spring. Elaborate statements by both Michael Kammeyer and Matt Barlow can be found on Pyramaze's official website, as well as new band photos.
The following announcements were posted on After Forever's official website:
"This Thursday, April 12, there will be a listening session for our Belgian fans. Together with The Mindview, After Forever organises this event to promote their new cd "After Forever". The place to be is Metal cafe "De Rots", Melkmarkt 11 in Antwerp. It starts at 20.00 hours. Some of the After Forever members will be in Metal cafe "De Rots" to tell you all about the new album and to have a drink with you guys!
In addition, 3FM DJ Giel Beelen announces the AF instore in Fame on his show especially for his 'Uitzendkrachten' (people who are part of a special Giel community). Fame (Kalverstraat 2-4, Amsterdam) has room for 150 people, doors will be open at 19:30 - ACCESS ONLY VIA RADIO 3FM GUESTLIST - UITZENDKRACHTEN! After Forever will play acoustic set between 20:00 and 20:30. This will be the second spot (after the Tivoli show on April 17th) where you can get the new album "After Forever"!
Finnish power metallers Twilightning have posted their video for the song 'Isolation Shell' at YouTube.
The track comes off the group's third full-length album "Swinelords" which was released on March 21 via Spinefarm Records.
Massachusetts-based Death Metallers Sexcrement have posted three new songs and the cover art to their forthcoming new album, "Genitales From The Porno Potty", over at their official MySpace page.
The tracklisting for the album is as follows:
A comment by the band goes as follows: "Well we've worked hard throughout the past few months making our debut album "Genitales From The Porno Potty" and we're extremely pleased to be able to say that it's all mixed, mastered and ready to be there for you when you're wasted. We've released the cover art along with 3 brand new tracks featured on the album."
Lacuna Coil has teamed up with MySpace to exclusively debut their new video for the track 'Within Me,' which was launched today and can be viewed at this link.
The stunning new clip was shot in the band's hometown of Italy and the track is the fourth single from their critically acclaimed "Karmacode" album.
Last week Lacuna Coil performed a special acoustic set on the "Fox 25 Morning News" show, which aired on WFXT-TV in Boston, MA. Previous guests include Jewel, Damone and Gary Hoey, among a slew of others; click here to view their entire performance.