U.S. progressive metal band has posted some new details about their new upcoming DVD online. Redemption's live DVD will be titled Frozen in the Moment: Live in Atlanta. It will be released via Inside Out Records on following dates:
Germany, Austria and Switzerland: February 27, 2009
Rest of Europe: March 2, 2009
North America: March 3, 2009
The track listing consists of:
02. Bleed Me Dry
05. The Suffocating Silence
07. Fall On You
09. The Death of Faith & Reason
In addition, there will be a 12 minute video and photo tour diary set to our unreleased instrumental from the Dream Theater songwriting contest that the band wrote back in 2003. Lastly, there will be some funny outtakes which will be embarrassing to us and pretty damn funny to all of you.
*Mountain Mirrors Releases All Three CDs at Jamendo for Free Download Under Creative Commons License*
Fairhaven, MA, (December 7, 2008) - Mountain Mirrors founder Jeff Sanders has just announced that all three of the Mountain Mirrors LP's (Dreadnought, Lunar Ecstasy and the self - titled Mountain Mirrors) are now available for free download at Jamendo.Com, an influential international platform for downloading free and legal music. Speaking about this new offering Sanders states "Jamendo is awesome. It's got a great vibe... for an independent artist with almost no radio airplay or
live shows, Creative Commons is crucial. And Jamendo makes it easy for people to download (and share) music with a clear conscience."
"Anvil! The Story of Anvil" is the mockumentary-like autobiography of Canadian heavy-metal practitioners Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner, two inspirational aging rockers who are now in their mid-fifties, and still heroically following their dream. After a desultory European tour with their band Anvil, Lips and Robb decide to record a 13th album in a final attempt to fulfill their boyhead dreams of stardom.
From the Sundance Film Festival program: "At 14, Toronto school friends Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the "demigods of Canadian metal," releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982's "Metal On Metal". The album influenced a musical generation, including Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, that went on to sell millions of records. But Anvil's career took a different path - straight to obscurity.
Queensrÿche announced the following post on their official website:
"Soon, people all over Washington state will be hearing the new tour commerical for Snoqualmie casino. The show isn't until April, but what's interesting is what the commerial reveals. Two really cool bits of information. First, the show will consist of three suites:
Suite #1: selections from "Rage For Order"
Suite #2: selections from "American Soldier"
Suite #3: selections from "Empire"
But what's even better than that is the small snippet of music embedded in the commerical itself. The song, "If I Were King", is one of the new tracks off of the upcoming album "American Solider", due out in April.
As announced on the Napalm Records website, the Scottish buccaneers have not been idle the past few weeks. Besides an occasional raid and plunder, Alestorm entered the studio to work on new material. The hard work has paid off. Pirate Christopher Bowes has already confirmed the delivery of hymns in the traditional Alestorm style: sing-along refrains, keyboard melodies, heavy guitar riffs, and a full mug of rum! All of that and much more will be found on the upcoming album "Black Sails At Midnight", which will be unleashed upon corsairs and landlubbers in the spring of 2009. Hoist the sails and polish the grapnels.
"Here's a little Christmas present from Vanden Plas: On the Vanden Plas MySpace Page, you can now listen to the yet unreleased "Ouverture Of The Christo Musical"! The Ouverture features parts and melodies from different songs from the musical. Enjoy!
In addition, we will hold a little contest in order to see how many of the songs you are able to recognize: listen to the ouverture, find out which songs are included and note the song titles and the time period where they appear in the Ouverture(!). Send your submissions via e-mail to contest vandenplas de and do not forget to include your name and address. The winner will be picked among those who find the highest number of correct songs (actually, the band doesn't believe that there will be anyone who recognizes all!). The prize will be a Vanden Plas surprise package. Please send your submissions before January 31st. Good luck!"
Sacred Oath are releasing their new self-titled album in late-spring 2009 - with a tour to follow. The album was produced by lead singer/guitarist Rob Thorne and features the current lineup that appeared on the critically-acclaimed live album "Till Death Do Us Part" (2008 Angel Thorne Music).
The new self-titled album from Sacred Oath contains 14 songs, including:
01. Paradise Lost
02. Blood Storm
03. Buried Alive
04. Scourge Of Sin
05. Counting Zeros
06. Caught In The Arc
07. Mistress Of The Setting Sun
08. High And Mighty
09. Wings Of Salvation
10. Order Of The System Lords
11. Sacred Oath
12. What The Dark Will Undo
13. Voodoo Dolls
14. Hunt For The Fallen Angel
The Sacred Oath website has been redesigned by Ioannis and his company Vivid Images Creative to support the anticipated release of the new CD. Ioannis has also painted the cover art for the album, which fans can preview on the new site as well. Photography for the CD, site, and general publicity use was done by Mark Weiss. And in celebration of their redesigned website, Sacred Oath is making an unmastered mp3 of the song from their brand new album freely available at http://www.sacredoath.net.
While earning a reputation as road warriors, Warbringer have spent the last two months at home working on new material that will comprise their second album. The five-piece are now prepared to enter the studio in January to record the follow-up to "War Without End", voted by Revolver Magazine as one of the best albums of 2008.
In mid-January Warbringer will play four shows in California previewing new material, including a show in Anaheim during this year's NAMM show, before entering Sharkbite Studios (Machine Head, High On Fire) in Oakland on January 19th with Exodus guitarist Gary Holt producing. The album will be mixed by Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish) at Castle Ultimate Studios.
The 11th Hour's mastermind is no other than jack-of-all-trades Ed Warby, who already carved his name into the history of Metal with Gorefest and Hail Of Bullets. With his new band, Warby takes a turn towards old-school Doom Metal. Slow motion grooves, viscious riffs, and a bleak atmosphere are at the heart of the music. The songs resonate with darkness and despair and grab the listener from the get-go. A full length release is tentatively scheduled for fall 2009.
"The 11th Hour is upon us, and it is with great pleasure that we announce our freshly forged bond with Napalm Records. It's an honor to be added to such a great and diverse artist roster and we feel it's the perfect home for our massive brand of doom metal! Now let's open those floodgates of doooooom…"
The first single "On The Hill Of Dreams" of the new Dark Moor album "Autumnal" is now available at the band's MySpace page. The track was recorded at the New Sin Studios and it's a preview for the band's seventh forthcoming album "Autumnal", which is scheduled to be released in January 2009.
Well-known Finnish pagan black metal band Wyrd signs to Naga Productions for their upcoming album "Kalivägi". Wyrd's frontman Tomi Kalliola (aka Narqath) also playing in black metal band Azaghal said that "Kalivägi" will be in vein of older Wyrd's albums.
On their MySpace, Wyrd issued the following comment regarding the album: "The earlier announced next Wyrd album "Death Of The Sun" will be delayed into later date because of problems arranging rehearsal and studio times.
But fear not loyal readers, for a new Wyrd album titled "Kalivägi" will be released in early 2009 (possibly February) and it's an return to the more folk influenced black metal sound of the early albums. More infos & samples will follow soon."
Swedish grindcore act General Surgery are releasing a new album and posted the following update regarding this event:
"So, the new album is done. 15 tracks of unholy gore metal, served on a viscera infested mortuary slab for your audial displeasure, "Corpus In Extremis: Analysing Necrocriticism" will be unleashed some time during March 2009 on Listenable Records.
There will be both a CD and LP version with slightly different track lists, the artwork and photos will also be altered for each release.As usual, the album was recorded at Off Beat studio in Stockholm, but this time by the surgeons themselves so this is a truly self-produced effort. Mastered at the renowned Tailor Maid facilities in Stockholm by mastering wizard Peter In De Betou. Artwork by Sven/Listenable Graphix.
Revolution Renaissance, the new band of the Stratovarius mastermind Timo Tolkki has signed a worldwide deal for one album with Scarlet Records.
The last weeks have kept Tolkki and his band members busy putting finishing touches to the band's first real debut album entitled "Age Of Aquarius". Recorded over 3 months in Finland, it is by far the darkest, heaviest and most symphonic album that Tolkki has ever been involved in.
Finding a close connection with his new band members Gus Monsanto and Bruno Agra, the trio locked itself in a cabin in Finland for a month and composed 10 new songs. It is the first time during Tolkki's career that he shared the whole songwriting process with other band members. "I just felt this incredibly fresh vibe with these guys and the songs were just flowing. It was so natural process that it almost felt like the songs were already composed and we just let them be born. It was possible because in Gus and Bruno I finally have found the kindred spirits I have been looking for so long. The results were something that none of us were expecting and yet at the same time, we felt that this record is exactly the way it is supposed to be", comments Tolkki.
Former Kinetic vocalist Mina Giannopoulou is releasing new material with her new band The Rain I Bleed. The following update was posted on The Rain I Bleed Myspace:
"Just to let you know that the recordings and the biggest part of The Rain I Bleed's debut album "Narcissist" is already done. The recordings took place in Athens at the ScytheNoiseLab Studios under Chris "Rektor" Ntaskas' 'magical ears' and after all, the mixing took place at Black Lounge Studios in Sweden with Jonas Kjellgren (guitarist in Scar Symmetry) who has also worked with Sonic Syndicate and other bands too along with Chris "Rektor" Ntaskas.
A big honour for us were 2 guest from 2 musicians that the whole band really appreciates; Jeff Loomis (Nevermore's guitar-player) and Jonas Kjellgren (as a guitar-player this time ;-) Also "Narcissist" 's cover is made by Niklas Sundin, who has also worked for In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Sentenced, At The Gates, Arch Enemy etc. The album is about to be mastered at Tailor Maid Studios, Sweden.