"Ambassador Of Mass", the new video from Greek metallers Nightfall, can be viewed at this location.
"Ambassador Of Mass" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Astron Black And The Thirty Tyrants, which will be released in Europe on August 30 via Metal Blade Records.
Astron Black And The Thirty Tyrants cover art] tracklist:
02. Astron Black
03. Astronomica / Saturnian Moon
04. Astra Planeta / We Chose The Sun
05. Ambassador Of Mass
06. The Criterion
09. Archon Basileus
10. Proxima Centauri / Dead Bodies
11. The Thirty Tyrants
12. Epsilon Lyrae
While I could have sworn the upcoming Cradle Of Filth album would be called All Hallows Eve, the band now revealed it will be Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa instead.
Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa will be released in North America on November 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The record will be available in European stores on October 22 through Peaceville Records on the band's own AbraCadaver.
In an April press release, Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa was described as "a full-blown concept album, based on Adam's first wife, the lascivious Demoness Lilith; throwing Medieval nuns, Knights Templars, Greek mythology and lashings of sex, occult lore and violent bloodshed into the smelting pot, to create a darkly erotic nightmare set to their unique scope of supreme vampyric metal."
Joe Satriani has announced details of his highly anticipated 14th studio album, Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards. The album will be made available in the US on October 5 (one day earlier internationally) via Epic Records.
On Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards, Satriani's classic sound is accompanied by a surprisingly rich new texture. The first single, Light Years Away, is destined to be a hit, alongside several other high energy offerings, like "Wormhole Wizards" and "Premonition".
Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards cover art] tracklist:
02. Dream Song
03. Pyrrhic Victoria
04. Light Years Away
06. Littleworth Lane
07. The Golden Room
08. Two Sides to Every Story
Australian progressive folk metal band Ironwood have announced that their sophomore album will be mixed and mastered by music legend Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, Nightingale). The album, entitled Storm Over Sea, is slated for a late 2010 release.
Vocalist/bassist Henry Lauer commented: "This album is a huge evolution from our first effort. We've fully assimilated our progressive, acoustic, and metal influences into a concise, yet epic and evocative, whole."
Inspired by the majesty of the ocean, and featuring dizzying technicality, rich vocal harmonies, and the introduction of new elements such as piano, cello, and fretless bass, Storm Over Sea is set to leave an indelible mark in the world of underground music.
In an interview with Noisecreep, Children Of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho, told that the band is in the process of writing new material for their upcoming album, scheduled to be released in late 2010/early 2011.
"We're gonna start writing music and hopefully we'll be able to take some time so we can come up with some really cool songs. I already have a bunch of new riffs that I'm happy with, so hopefully we'll just keep being productive."
Children of Bodom have studio time booked for early summer, which should give them at least five months to write the new material. "We're doing three shows in Finland in April, but other than that we're just going to be working really hard, so there won't be much happening until we're done with the record," Laiho further adds.
German metallers Strydegor have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Because Julian Dierkes is going to leave us, in order to study in ...Berlin..., we're searching for a new guitar player for our band Strydegor.
You have to:
- be about 18 to 25 years old
- play your instrument semiprofessional
- have some experiences of playing live
- associate with our music and music of the Pagan and Viking Metal scene
- pay your part of the rehearsal room (about 30 Euro)
What we have to offer:
- regular rehearsals - about 2-3 a week
- rehearsal room with 20m² in Hagenow
- concerts everywhere in Germany and foreign countries
- record deal with CCP-Records over 3 CDs
If you are interested, than please write us via MySpace, via e-mail at info strydegor com or call us under the following number: 0162/7442605
Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on Axioma Ethica Odini, the new album from the Norwegian metallers Enslaved, are available for streaming at this location.
Axioma Ethica Odini will be released in Europe on September 27 and in North America on September 28. The CD's cover artwork was created by the Norwegian artist Truls Espedal, who has painted every Enslaved album cover since 2001's Monumension.
Haemorrhage has started recording their new full-length album and follow-up to 2006's Apology For Pathology. The band has posted an in-studio clip online now at this location. The yet-untitled album will see an early 2011 release date with additional album details to be announced shortly.
Haemorrhage has been confirmed as one of the headliners at this years NRW Deathfest being held next month in Germany. Haemorrhage will headline the Saturday (Sept. 18) date of fest with Malignancy closing out day-one (Sept. 17). Complete line-up and ticket information can be found here.
Haemorrhage has recently seen the re-issue of their classic Grume album as well as Apology For Pathology via Relapse. Release information for Grume can be found here and details on Apology For Pathology can be found here. Audio samples taken from these Haemorrhage releases and more can be heard online now via the band's MySpace page and official website.
Québec City, Quebec, Canada-based metallers Blinded By Faith have been in the studio working with Antoine Baril (ex-Augury drummer), Yannick St-Amand (who recorded Despised Icon and Beneath The Massacre, just to name a few) and Pierre Rémillard (Anonymus, Misery Index, Martyr...) on three new songs to "try to catch the attention of international labels that could push the band further", according to the band.
The songs, "Dead End", "Drastic Medecine" and "The Pace Of The Race", are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
We Rule The Night, the new album from Swedish metallers Sonic Syndicate, is available for streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page. The album is scheduled for release on August 27 via Nuclear Blast Records.
We Rule The Night cover art] tracklist:
01. Beauty And The Freak
02. Revolution, Baby
03. Turn It Up
04. My Own Life
05. Burn This City
06. Black And Blue
07. Miles Apart
08. Plans Are For People
09. Leave Me Alone
10. Break Of Day
11. We Rule The Night
Warp Riders, the third full-length album from US metallers The Sword, is available for streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page. The album is scheduled for release on August 24 via Kemado Records.
Warp Riders cover art] tracklist:
01. Acheron/Unearthing The Orb
02. Tres Brujas
03. Arrows In The Dark
04. The Chronomancer I: Hubris
05. Lawless Lands
06. Astraea's Dream
07. The Warp Riders
08. Night City
09. The Chronomancer II: Nemesis
10. (The Night the Sky Cried) Tears Of Fire
UK hard-rockers Whitesnake have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"After months of speculation, Whitesnake are thrilled to announce their new bass player/singer... 35 year old Michael Devin picture].
Recently Michael has been playing with Lynch Mob with new Whitesnake drummer, Brian Tichy. This completes the new Whitesnake line-up & Michael will be featured on their new album, alongside guitarists Doug Aldrich & Reb Beach & keyboardist Timothy Drury.
Michael Devin commented: "It's an honor to be welcomed into the Whitesnake family. I'm a big fan. Whitesnake is notorious for exciting musicianship, David's history is rich, and I'm very proud to be here."
Swedish metallers Demonical have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Last weekends muddy - but utterly amazing - Party San Open Air Festival wrapped up the touring cycle for Hellsworn. Heads down for each and everyone who came and showed their loyalty at the about 50 massacres we did in support of the disc. You will all be remembered!
We will now fully focus on our third yet untitled full-length album. The material is more or less written and ready, a rehearsal/pre-production stage will start within the nearest days followed by the actual album recordings at Necromorbus Studios in mid-September lasting throughout the fall.
Album- and track titles, artwork etc will be published along the way and the curse itself will be unleashed upon mankind in April 2011 through Cyclone Empire.