Scream the latest effort of Ozzy Osbourne is streaming in its entirety at MySpace. Go check it out and let us know what you think.
Scream is already Ozzy's tenth solo release. It was recorded in 2009 at The Bunker in Los Angeles, and produced by Kevin Churko (who also did Black Rain) and Ozzy himself. The album also features the debut of new guitarist Gus G. (Firewind). The album will be released on June 22 in North America via Epic Records, and a day later in Japan. Album details below.
Scream cover art] tracklist:
01. Diggin Me Down
02. Let It Die
03. Soul Sucker
04. Let Me Hear You Scream
06. Latimer's Mercy
07. One More Bang
10. I Want It All
Kataklysm have unveiled the artwork for their new album Heaven's Venom, which will be released on August 20th in Europe and August 24th in North America. Click here to check it out.
As previously announced, the follow-up to 2008's Prevail, was recorded by Kataklysm guitarist J-F Dagenais (Malevolent Creation, Misery Index) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Dark Tranquillity).
Some tentative song titles appearing on the album include "Soul Made of Shrapnel," "Blind Savior," "Hail the Renegade" and "Push the Venom".
Swedish hard-rockers Fatal Smile are searching for a drummer in the Stockholm area that has what it takes and who's 110% dedicated to Rock'n Roll - ready to tour the world.
The band has made the following statement: "Due to Zteff's personal situation he is not able to dedicate his life to the craziness of a touring band anymore. We have spent three glorious years together, months at a time in a bus, shared thousands of miles, beers and many gallons of booze. He has never missed a beat or a gig and will be greatly missed by all in Fatal camp!
So, now we're looking for a new member of this mayhem we call our band. These are not easy boots to fill: the guy we're looking for is a hungry, ambitious and crazy hard-hitter with the attitude and presence of a Fatal Smile, who enjoys spending his time on the road, in a bar and behind the drums - our drums. The one who helps find this monster will be honored with a finder's fee: his first interview as a Fatal Smile."
Primordial are looking for a drummer. Here's the statement the band issued yesterday:
"Due to circumstances beyond our control we are now left in a position to advertise for a drummer. We need someone who is determined, committed to their craft, stepping up to the plate of touring and playing big festivals. Previous experience would of course be preferable. No half measures, no glass is half empty attitudes. Someone who will bring their style and energy to the band and of course a fucking killer drummer. Nothing less.
There is a new album in the offing, the possibility of standing on the stages of some of the biggest metal festivals in 2011 and of course some form of income from those...
Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of French progressive metal band Shadyon to the label. Their up-coming album Mind Control will be released in Europe and North America on August 27th.
According to the press release, Shadyon combines progressive parts, powerful riffs and AOR melodies and blend them together in a tasteful way, and create their own brand of melodic progressive metal. Led by the emotional vocals of Emmanuel Creis, Shadyon presents a mature album with Mind Control, full of hooks and emotion. With the perfect amount of melodic and progressive parts, this album will definitely appeal to fans of progressive and melodic metal as well as AOR and hard rock.
You can find out more about Shadyon on their MySpace - which also contains several Mind Control samples.
Kreator proudly presents Thrashfest, THE thrash-metal-tour of the year. Partners in crime are Exodus, Death Angel and Suicidal Angels. Thrashfest will destroy Europe at the end of the year, all dates below. All information and tickets should be available at Thrashfest.eu any time soon.
26.11.2010 - DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
27.11.2010 - DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
28.11.2010 - BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
29.11.2010 - DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
30.11.2010 - DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
01.12.2010 - DE - Berlin, Postbahnhof
02.12.2010 - CZ - Prague, KD Vltavska
03.12.2010 - AT - Wien, Arena
04.12.2010 - DE - Lichtenfels, X-Mas Metal Festival
05.12.2010 - DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
06.12.2010 - DK - Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
Japanese metallers Blood Stain Child have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
As of June 2010, Sadew and Violator are resigning from the band. Sadew is leaving due to musical differences, or rather to embark on a journey towards self-realization. Violator inherited his father's business in a state of many, different feelings, so he is no longer able to continue band activities. All of you who supported Sadew and Violator until now, thank you very much.
Regarding the next album, we have already recruited and started working with a session vocalist and a drummer.
Apart from the member change, our next work, is by far superior than anything we have done until now, so please look forward to it.
Suicidal Angels have issued the following statement on their blog:
"We regret to inform you that due to undisclosed (still) reasons, the Darkest Summer Night festival in Xalkida, Greece is canceled. We were really looking forward to this show as we enjoy playing outside Athens as much as anywhere else! We want to apologize to all our fans and friends who wanted to join us on that show and we're also sorry that we'll miss a chance to share the stage with such great Greek bands and of course Moonspell! Our next show will be as headliners on the second day of the Schoolwave festival in Athens on the 3rd of July. So we're eager to see everyone there and excited to be part of a most respected music festival."
In case you haven't heard, the new album of Decrepit Birth, Polarity, is set for release late next month. The band have unveiled the album art to their latest offering available at this location. The artwork was completed by cult artist Dan Seagrave (Morbid Angel, Entombed, Suffocation, etc.)
Guitarist Matt Sotelo explained the meaning behind the cover: "Dan's art fits the overall theme of the album perfectly. We had approached Dan with some ideas at a show of ours he attended. It was really cool to finally meet Dan in person and get the chance to explain to him some of our song themes as well as ideas for the new album cover. We could tell that he was excited to help us on this one! The cover depicts images of ancient energies and balance, which is something that is personal for us, and perfectly reflects our abstract lyrical and musical style. Dan's art is so unmistakable!"
Once again it hasn't been easy to keep our original line up and we're sorry to announce the cancellation of three bands: 7 SECONDS, NACHTMYSTIUM and EARTH CRISIS.
7 Seconds, by reason of family issues, (see the band's official statement below) will not play in June and will be replaced by the British hardcore punk band Discharge. One legend will be replaced by another one!
Earth Crisis, which was paired on the road with 7 Seconds, will also cancel their tour and will be replaced by the glamorous 69 Chambers. The Swiss will switch their place with Tamtrum and will play on Friday at 11:05 am on the Main Stage 2. Tamtrum will play Saturday at 11:40am while Born From Pain will take the place of Earth Crisis under the Terrorizer Tent.