"Beg For It" and "Into Debauchery," the new videos from Swedish sleaze rockers Hardcore Superstar, can be viewed below. The songs are taken from the band's new album "Beg For It" which was released on June 5, 2009 (Europe) and will be released on August 25, 2009 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.
"Beg For It" cover art] tracklist:
01. This Worm's For Ennio
02. Beg For It
03. Into Debauchery
04. Shades Of Grey
05. Nervous Breakdown
06. Hope For A Normal Life
07. Bad Behaviour
08. Remove My Brain
09. Spit It Out
10. Illegal Fun
11. Take Them All Out
12. Innocent Boy
13. Welcome To Your Own Death (U.S. Bonus Track)
14. When I Glow (U.S. Bonus Track)
Devils Of Rome, the new Minneapolis, Minnesota-based band featuring members of Black Flood Diesel, have posted two songs —"Real Life" and "Human Nature" — on the group's official MySpace page. The two songs are also available for free download via the group's website.
Formed last year, the group says, "We have been working on about eighteen songs and we are very excited to get this new music out. It gives us a chance to reconnect with fans of Black Flood Diesel and show them what we have been developing with this new entity, Devils Of Rome."
Devils Of Rome will be making their live debut in Minneapolis soon and will be giving away 100 CDs of the 2 song sampler for the first attendees of Black Flood Diesel's show at the Cabooze in Minneapolis on Friday, August 7th.
The Northern German Melodic Metal force Mob Rules signed a contract with AFM in late July. The new, sixth album "Radical Peace" will be released in November, prior to this the single "Astral Hand" will be unleashed in October.
"We are happy that we signed with the label of our first choice", states the band. "The well-known professional work of the company and their high-class artist-roster go well with us and our musical direction."
AFM are happy with the signing, too: "With Mob Rules we welcome one of the best and most consistent German Melodic/Power Metal bands. We are convinced that we can support the band on their further way up. Furthermore we can announce one of the Metal highlight of 2009 in "Radical Peace", the band´s heaviest and most diverse album so far. Expect some spectacular surprises!"
A teaser to "Nachtreisen", Dornenreich's first ever DVD is now online.
After a long production period, Dornenreich's first DVD "Nachtreisen" ("Nocturnal Journeys") will finally be available on Sepember 28, 2009. The DVD's main content is made up of two concert recordings that represent both sides of Dornenreich: live at Summer Breeze 2007 (metal gig) and live at Wave Gotik Treffen 2007 (acoustic performance). The two additional clips "Dornenreich live 2000 - 2002" and "Recording 'Her von welken Nächten'" as well as photo galleries with many unreleased pictures will give you exciting glimpses into Dornenreich 's history. The DVD has a total length of ca. 115 minutes.
Danish metallers Illdisposed have posted online a new song, "For The Record", on their MySpace page.
"For The Record" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "To Those Who Walk Behind Us", which will be released on August 28 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at AB Studio in Aarhus, Denmark and was mixed at Fredman Studio in Sweden with Fredrik Nordström.
"To Those Who Walk Behind Us" cover art] tracklist:
01. Blood On Your Parade
02. For The Record
03. Just Come And Get Me
04. Seeking Truth - Telling Lies
05. Sale At The Misery Factory
06. To Those Who Walk Behind Me
07. If All The World...
08. My Number Is Expired
Australian heavy metal band Dreadnaught, have released a new video clip for the song "Buried... ('Til The Day You Die)". The clip is now viewable on the band's MySpace, YouTube and website.
The clip is the second of four clips made of songs from the current self-titled LP CD and coincides with the start of the bands Australian and Japanese tour:
07/08 - Chilli Lounge - Wyong (with Black Asylum and Pergamum)
08/08 - The Bald-Faced Stag - Sydney (with Switchblade, Be'lakor, Darker Half)
14/08 - The Castle - U18-Dandenong (with Liferuiner (Canada), Hiroshima will Burn, As Silence Breaks)
15/08 - The Tote Hotel - Melbourne (with Earth, Downriver and Teramaze)
22/08 - The Barwon Club - Geelong (with Frankenbok, Dawn Of Retribution, Tenth Dan, Teramaze)
Italian thrash/death metallers Fomento signed with Coroner Records for the release of their debut album entitled "Either Caesars Or Nothing". The album, presented as a no-frills hardcore and straight-to-your-face metal slaughter, is a metaphor of how after thousands of years man still makes the same sad mistakes. The album will be released in October by Coroner Records.
A preview of the new tracks can be heard at the official Fomento MySpace or at Coroner Records MySpace.
Angra/Almah vocalist Edu Falaschi is currently producing a young heavy metal band from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), called Still Alive.
Edu has recently joined the band in the studio: "Their debut album will be fantastic, with cool songs and powerful energy! We are working hard at these songs, the evolution is big and the pre-production is getting fantastic!."
Still Alive (formerly known as Ruthless Cry) was established in 2002 and released its first EP "Into The Snakepit" in 2006. According to Edu Falaschi, their first CD is to be released in 2010, possibly at the end of May.
Edu Falaschi started his career as a producer in 1998 with his band Symbols. He also produced both Almah albums, "Almah" (2006/2007) and "Fragile Equality" (2008, together with his band mate Felipe Andreoli). In 2009 Eduardo Falaschi was invited by the band Artemis (Brasília, Brazil) to produce their debut album which is planned to be released at the end of this year. Besides his work as a producer, Edu Falaschi is currently touring with Angra and Almah and is preparing a new material for the next studio album of Almah, Link].
Colombian Death/Thrash metal band Agony have released their new album "The Devil's Breath" a few weeks ago, on July 22nd. Now, the enire album is available for free download at this location (free sign-up required). The album contains twelve tracks, which were mixed by Logan Mader (Divine Heresy, Cavalera Conspiracy, Devildriver, Gojira, etc), and also features Cello Dias (ex-Soulfly) on bass.
"The Devil's Breath" cover art] tracklist:
01. Path To Armageddon
02. The Face Behind The Mask
03. The Agonist
04. Faceless Death
06. Spirit Hunter
07. Absolute Power
08. The Devil's Breath
10. Blood Crusaders
12. Mornig Star
More about the band on http://www.myspace.com/agonyreborn.
Rammstein returns with their first new album in four years, having signed a marketing and distribution deal in the US with Vagrant Records.
The 11-song album is slated for a late fall 2009 simultaneous worldwide launch with more details to be announced shortly. Pre-production for the new release was done at Castle Beerenstedt in eastern Germany's Halle/Saale while the bulk of the recording was done in late 2008 at Northern California's Sonoma Mountain Studio. As with the band's previous releases, the new album was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hellner in Stockholm.
Crystal Viper have announced that Matt "Gajdek" Gajdzik has left the band, as he decided to concentrate on his own band. The band wishes him all the best, and thanks him for the time he spent with them.
In the next weeks Crystal Viper will also release brand new and exclusive 7" vinyl single on High Roller Records, titled "The Wolf And The Witch". Front cover artwork for the single, has been painted by the legendary Chris Moyen, known from cooperation with bands such as Slayer, Beherit, Blasphemy or Trivium.
Bieler Bros. Records is excited to announce the signing of Chicago, Illinois' Soil to an exclusive worldwide deal. Erupting on the scene with their commercial breakthrough album, "Scars" and carrying through their most recent release, "True Self", Soil have toured the world with rock's biggest names including Ozzy Osbourne, System Of A Down, Mudvayne, Shinedown, Seether and many more. Their Bieler Bros. Records debut, "Picture Perfect", will be released online and in-stores October 20th.
"Picture Perfect" was created by the all star production team of Grammy nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind), Ulrich Wild (Deftones, Incubus) and Soil, with Dave Fortman (Mudvayne, Evanescence) handling mixing duties.
This is Pasi writing the news. As in Pasi the vocalist of Agonizer. I write this news to announce that from now on I will be the ex-vocalist of Agonizer. I will be as forthcoming as possible for my reasons to leaving. After you read this please don't go bugging the band or myself asking why this happened.
A little over a year ago at Spinefeast festival I had a strong lack of motivation to be a singer and also disbelief in my own skills and wether they are good enough. I discussed it with my wife and also with the rest of the band and decided that I would give this band a real effort for a while and then see what happens.
This winter that feeling of failure came again probably as a result of my over growing problems with my throat. My voice would just not function as it used to. Regardless my problems being real or just psychological I started to loose the motivation and started to wonder about continuing. I have always enjoyed making songs and playing them to the audience, but I never enjoyed the fame side of the band as I am a bit of a recluse if you will. Also, my daughter was born in the spring and it just pushed everything else aside, including the band. Together these things influenced the need to talk with the other members about my future in the band. I told them that I would like to resign from this band and concentrate on my personal life and daughter to the fullest.
German black metal flagship Endstille have parted ways with vocalist and founding member Iblis. After having performed at this year Wacken Open Air with Mannevond of Koldbrann on vocals already the band has now officially confirmed the split:
"Iblis is no longer a member of Endstille.
No comments on any of the reasons why.
All upcoming shows will continue as sheduled and will be played with Mannevond on vocals.
Whether Mannevond will be Iblis' permanent replacement or whether the band will follow its often stated announcement to split up if one of the members leaves the band remains to be seen.
Polish metallers Behemoth have posted online a new song, "Ov Fire And The Void", on their MySpace page.
"Ov Fire And The Void" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Evangelion", which is scheduled for release on August 7 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records and August 11 in North America through Metal Blade.
"Evangelion" cover art] tracklisting:
03. Ov Fire And The Void
04. Transmigrating Beyond Realms Ov Amenti
05. He Who Breeds Pestilence
06. The Seed Ov I
07. Alas, Lord Is Upon Me
08. Defiling Morality Ov Black God
UPDATED, on 23.07.2009
Polish metallers Behemoth have posted online another new song, "Shemhamforash", on their MySpace page.