There will be another work released in 2007.
Almost 100% of the music is written and now it is time to start writing the lyrics.
This time it won't be a conceptual album. Music is more fresh and up-to-date, less epic but more solid and powerfull. I've been in contact with a couple of musicians for the vocals and drums and I hope to start recording in spring so the album may be ready at the end of spring or summer.
There won't be so many singers as in the first album because I'd like to have fix members so Soulitude can became also a live band and not only studio project.
Cover artwork is going to be done again by Xabier Amezaga, that is also the webmaster of this site.
We are proud to announce that Octavia Sperati's new album entitled "Grace Submerged" will be released via Candlelight Records in May. There will be two release dates; one to coincide with the band's release party in Bergen on the 16th of May (actual Norwegian release date is the 10th of May), and for the rest of Europe it is May 21st. The Japanese and North American dates are still to be confirmed.
The album will contain the following tracks:
Provenance of hate
Guilty am I
Don't believe a word
As fire swept clean the earth
...and then the world froze
The final rest
Reunited Austrian black metallers Abigor have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Fractal Possesion", tentatively due this spring via End All Life Records. Check out a few audio samples at the band's MySpace page.
"Fractal Possession" track list:
02. Project: Shadow
03. Cold Void Choir
04. Lairf Of Infinite Deparation
05. 3D Blasphemy
06. The Fire Syndrom
07. Injection Satan
08. Libery Rises A Diagonal Flame
09. Vapourzied Tears
10. Heaven Unveiled
Abigor has announced plans to release a strictly limited 7" demo box featuring the demos "Ash Nazgh...", "Lux Devicta Est", "Promo-Tape II/94" and "Moonrise". The band is currently searching for reviews, interviews and articles from this period to include in the packaging... If you own, or know someone who could help the band with this, contact them via their MySpace page.
KoRn's entire "MTV Unplugged" CD is available for streaming at mtv.nl.
KoRn's "Unplugged" show will premiere on MTV on March 2, with the CD arriving on March 6. The show will be broadcasted on MTV.nl on March 4 at 24.00.
Guests include members of The Cure as well as Evanescence singer Amy Lee and Chester Bennington from Linkin Park.
KoRn is currently recording its eighth studio album and plans to release it this summer. Veteran rock drummer Terry Bozzio is filling in for original KoRn drummer David Silveria, who is taking a hiatus from the group.
A tracklisting of the "MTV Unplugged Album" goes as follows:
02. Hollow Life
03. Freak On A Leash ft. Amy Lee
Rhino Records has the new Black Sabbath track, 'The Devil Cried', streaming at the following locations: Windows Media (100k), Windows Media (56k), Real Player, Quicktime Stream.
The song was written and produced by guitarist Tony Iommi and singer Ronnie James Dio and recorded with bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Vinny Appice in November 2006 in the UK. The song was engineered and mixed by Mike Exeter who worked on Fused and The 1996 DEP Sessions (both featuring Iommi and Glenn Hughes).
The single will be released in digital form to the public via all digital retailers on Tuesday, March 13th. The track is available on the forthcoming "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years compilation" CD, due out on April 3rd via Rhino. More info about that album can be found here.
30-second audio samples of all 10 tracks that are set to appear on the new Type O Negative album, entitled "Dead Again", are available at BarnesAndNoble.com.
"Dead Again" is scheduled for release on the following dates:
March 13 - USA/Canada
March 16 - Germany
March 19 - Europe
"Dead Again" (cover art) tracklist:
01. Dead Again
02. Tripping A Blind Man
03. The Profits Of Doom
04. September Sun
05. Halloween In Heaven
06. These Three Things
07. She Burned Me Down
08. Some Stupid Tomorrow
09. An Ode To Locksmiths
10. Haill And Farewell To Britain
Van Records has reissued the third album from disbanded German black metallers Nagelfar called "Virus West".
According to a press release: "Virus West is by far the most aggressive and powerful piece of music ever released by the band, leaving the shores of melancholy and reverie behind and setting sails for harsh and wrathful fields of either fast or energetic mid-tempo tunes. The production of the album was once again taken over by Andy Classen (Belphegor, Dew Scented) within the walls of the famous Stage One studio, which means that the sound of the compositions will rearrange your entire anatomy."
"Virus West" was released in 2001, and had the following tracklisting:
Danish Symphonic Black Metal outfit Illnath have been rejoined by drummer Benjamin Johannesen, who was drummer for Illnath during 2001-2002 and 2003.
The band wrote the following on their website: "BENJAMIN IS BACK. Yep, that's right. We finally found our drummer - again. This is a big surprise for everyone, most of all ourselves. We have put everything that has happened in the past behind us, and we will focus exclusively on what is most important for Illnath - THE MUSIC. And when it comes to drums, we have always known that Benjamin was best for the band. Welcome back big daddy!!!"
Illnath recently entered Borsing Studios to begin recording their third album entitled "Three Nights In The Sewers Of Sodom".
Swiss metal experimentalists Samael have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's eighth album, "Solar Soul", is scheduled for release on June 1. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include 'Solar Soul', 'Promised Land', 'Slavocracy', 'Western Ground' and 'On The Rise'.
Commented vocalist Vorph: "We're thrilled to enter this new collaboration with an album we believe to be our greatest achievement to date. We know Nuclear Blast is providing a solid ground that will enable us to build something worth your attention. For us, it feels like the time is now!"
For more news about "Aeonics - An Anthology", Samael's best of compilation through Century Media Records, go to here.
"We are really sorry to inform about this cos we were looking forward for these gigs, but here are few reasons for the cancellations:
- The flight tickets of the band haven't been booked although
the gigs were so close.
- The local promotion company hadn't solved the Venue problems
- Lack of coordination abilities.
- They didn't send any agreements regarding the gigs."
The regarding dates were on 17 March at Ankara, and 18 March at Istanbul.
Norwegian black metallers Satyricon have posted the following update:
"As many of you already know, we are confirmed to perform at Germany's With Full Force and Battle Of Metal, plus the Brutal Assault Festival in the Czech Republic. The actual day we are playing has not been set in stone yet at any of these festivals yet, but the time period of each festival is listed here.
2007 is a year of song writing and hopefully also recording, but we will make a few appearances here and there throughout the year. There will be a couple more festivals in the summer as well."
According to an online posting by Nile drummer George Kollias, the band will enter the studio today (Monday, February 26) to begin recording the follow-up to 2005's "Annihilation Of The Wicked", due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records.
Said Kollias: "There is a lot of work to be done. The new songs sound REALLY great and tight. I can't wait to record!"