US Trashers Bonded By Blood have made a new track, called "Prototype: Death Machine", available for streaming online. Go to this location to check it out.
The song comes off the group's recently completed new album, Exiled To Earth, which is scheduled for release on 28th June (UK, Europe) and June 29th (US) this year via Earache Records. The album was recorded in Arizona with producer Ralph Patlan (Megadeth, U.F.O., White Wizzard).
Heidevolk have released their first video ever. The clip for the song "Nehalennia" is available for viewing below. The track comes off the band's recent album Uit Oude Grond released on Napalm Records.
US Black metal band Nachtmystium have revealed more details about their upcoming album. The new full-length, which will be entilted Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II, is set for a release on June 8th via Century Media. The disc was recorded once again with Sanford Parker (Minsk) at Volume Studios. The band has enlisted the talents of Wrest (Leviathan, Lurker Of Chalice, Twilight) to record all drum tracks as well as Will Lindsay (Wolves In The Throne Room, Middian) on bass for this new album.
There will also be a limited edition, double gatefold vinyl featuring the bonus track "Macrocosmic" and an iTunes exclusive bonus track featuring "Every Last Drop" remixed by James Plotkin (Khanate, Phantomsmasher). Artwork was done by Jimmy Hubbard and Seldon Hunt and the album features guest vocals by Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) and guitar solos by Russ Strahan (Pentagram) and Matt Johnson (Pharoh).
Valefor - the Izmir based depressive black metal one-man project of Sargathus - is set to release a new album at the end of the month. The effort is entitled Screams Of Suicide and will be available on April 26th through Rigorism Productions.
According to the official MySpace page, "this project, which includes the darkness inside human, the sense of loneliness and the feeling of death, completely adopts a depressive style from a musical angle".
Screams Of Suicide cover art] tracklist:
01. Silent Melancholy
02. Screams of Sucide
03. Lifes Belongs to Darkness
04. The Tears of Isolation
05. Death Smelling Loneliness
06. Cursed Ceremony
All over the world, media has been busy for months, reporting about the comeback of heavy metal pioneers Accept. After resting for many years, the German based musicians started to work on a new album. Mark Tornillo - formerly lead singer of TT Quick completed the heavy metal formation.
Without a doubt - this is the most important metal reunion of our days.
In 2010, 14 years later, Accept is about to release their 15th album Blood Of The Nations. The record will be pusblished worldwide by the highly respected record label Nuclear Blast.
Quotation by Gaby Hoffmann and Deville Schober - Accept Management: "We really appreciate the cooperation with Nuclear Blast. Accept finally found a powerful partner to create a big international impact. Nuclear Blast got a lot of experience and the power to push Accept into new dimensions!"
Ov Hell's debut full length, The Underworld Regime, is now streaming courtesy of MetalInjection.com. Go here to check it out in its entirety.
The album will be released on April 13th in North America by Prosthetic Records via an agreement with Indie Recordings. Prosthetic will be releasing The Underworld Regime on CD and a 12" LP picture disc, limited to 666 copies.
An e-card is available at this location.
The album was recorded at Earshot Studio with producer Herbrand Larsen and mastered at Living Room Studios by Espen Berg. Ov Hell is the black metal "super group" collaboration between Shagrath from Dimmu Borgir and King from Gorgoroth, featuring guest appearances from Frost of Satyricon, Ice Dale of Enslaved and Teloch of God Seed.
NWOBHM legends Diamond Head have confirmed a number of tour dates in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The dates coincide with both the Metal Forces Festival and Hard Rock Hell in November/December 2010. Here are the confirmed dates:
11/18 - An Cruiscin Lan - Cork, Ireland
11/19 - Fibber McGee's Rock Bar - Dublin, Ireland
11/20 - The Spring & Airbrake - Belfast, Northern Ireland
11/21 - The Spirit Store - Dundalk, Ireland
11/27 - Metal Forces Festival - Lorrach, Germany
12/03 - Hard Rock Hell Festival - Pontins, Prestatyn, North Wales
Daylight Dies have issued the following update regarding the new album:
"We have continued the steady march towards what will eventually become the fourth Daylight Dies album and are planning to begin pre-production in North Carolina in June. This means piecing together all the fragments of material we've exchanged amongst ourselves and refining them into polished demos which will aid in recording the album.
Since we now live in various areas of the country (North Carolina, California and New York), we felt it was especially important to hone the music together prior to the final recording. While a vague personality of the album has begun to take shape, there is still much more to write."
Pulverised Records is very excited to have Crypt Of Kerberos on board, one of Sweden's most underrated technical extreme metal band in history.
Previously known as Macrodex and consisting of members from various outfits such as Tyrant, Eternal Darkness, Obscene and the like; Crypt Of Kerberos's infusing style of unorthodox song structures, blazing fretboard mastery and a somewhat maze-like, Sci-Fi vibe reminiscent of the mighty old gods Nocturnus, came into the early Swedish Death Metal scene in 1990 with their nonconformist yet utterly heavy style while the rest of the Swedish bands were emphasizing more on brutality.
Crypt Of Kerberos is slated for a follow-up new album to the 1993's full-length album World Of Myths. More details and information will be announced soon.
The new album of the Italian band Secret Sphere, titled Archetype will contain 10 tracks. Some track titles are: Mr. Sin, All In A Moment and The Scars That You Can't See. Two special guest will appear, Trevor from Sadist and Alessandro Conti from Trick Or Treat.
Swedish Heavy metallers VII Gates are offering a free download of their 2003 debut release Fire, Walk With Me. Go to this location to download the tracks. The band added the following message:
"Since VII Gates first album Fire, Walk With Me haven't been available (as far as we know?) for a long time, and no one knows if it's ever gonna be so again, we decided to make it available. For free, of course!
So, what do you think? Just download and listen, it wont cost you anything! Except some time and bandwidth maybe... However, if you have a very strong urge to pay, feel free to donate any amount of money. You can donate by using Paypal or Payson. But again, the album is free for those who want it, no doubt about it."
Argentinian folk metal act Skiltron have re-recorded their 2006 debut album The Clans Have United. Vocals were re-recorded by current singer Diego Valdez, and the album was also remastered.
Now, Skiltron is making this 2010 edition of The Clans Have United available for free download. Just sign up for free at DontPayMusic and download the full album at this location. The band's sophomore release Beheading The Liars from 2008 is also available for free at this location.
Pain Of Salvation is tentatively scheduled to release its new album, Road Salt - Ivory, in Europe on May 19 via Insideout Music. Frontman Daniel Gildenlöw previously stated: "It is a 12-track album of sweaty grovel, asphalt butterflies, untreaded paths and brave decisions. It will be presented to the world in one standard edition and one limited director's cut, of which we, of course, recommend the latter one. See, as usual, we refuse to add some stuff haphazardly to put together a limited product — we always see the larger version as the 'real' one; the one that makes us the proudest."
Epica have announced the following news on their homepage:
"In a few days the guys and girl from Epica will travel to Brasil to start their South American Tour 2010. This part of the Design Your Universe world tour will take Epica to Brasil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Uruguay.
The show in Lima, Peru has already been sold out. The show in Buenos Aires, Argentina is almost sold out, only 100 tickets left. The other shows are also going pretty fast, so if you don't have your tickets yet... be sure to get them in time.
Simone, Isaac and Coen will be in São Paulo a day early to perform in 2 TV-shows and on Radio Kiss FM. They will play some special acoustic songs, so keep your eyes and ears open. The show in São Paulo will be extra special one since we will shoot DVD-footage for an upcoming DVD. So if you haven't got a ticket yet, get it now and be extra loud on the 10th of April."