Moonspell have issued the following statement regarding the cancelled Minsk show:
"We are extremely disappointed by the fact we had to cancel the shows. The reasons on both Neopolis and Cradle Of Filth site is accurate but Moonspell might add that the bands' buses entered Belarus territory and were meeting for possible solutions for the day. On the event that the truck with ALL of our tour equipment was held due to a bureaucratic detail in the border made all our efforts worthless.
We have planned carefully this trip with the promoter, with the embassies and were caught off guard by an excessive zeal from the border staff.
Goes without saying that all the bands were eagerly anticipating the show as it was a premiere for everyone. We can assure you we are doing our best to reschedule the show and we are pretty sure we will do so up to the end of the year, the sooner, the better, though no specific date can be advanced so far.
Sideburn have added one of their new songs "Shapes" to the MySpace player.
Guitarist Morgan Zocek added: "Last week we sent out some new material to a lot of labels, and we already have been contacted by a couple of really welknown labels who have shown great interest in our new material. So stay tuned for updates."
A few weeks ago, the band announced the following:
"We have now finished the recording and mixing of our new album "The Demons Dance" in XTC Studios (Stockholm) once again with Ulf Wahlberg as Co Producer (mastering will be completed in the nextcoming week). The recording and mixing took place between the end of January to the beginning of April. We have had a great and inspiring time in the studio and the end result is amazing (can't wait to show the new material to the world)."
Lunarsea have posted a new video, for the song "Metamorphine", online. The video was filmed in Rome with director Federico Ferrari. The song comes off the band's latest album "Route Code Selector", which was released in October last year via Punishment 18 Records.
A new preview track from Stream Of Passion's upcoming album "The Flame Within" is now available for stream at http://www.streamofpassion.com. "The Flame Within" will be released both as regular and limited digipack edition with bonus track on the following dates:
27.05.09 - FIN & ESP
29.05.09 - GAS, BENELUX FRA, ITA, SWE
01.06.09 - Rest Of Europe
02.06.09 - USA / CAN (RYKO)
"After receiving great responses on our sold out theatre tour in 2008, we decided to do a rerun of this tour, so you'll still have the opportunity to attend these special seated concerts. During these shows we will be playing a lot of our songs in an acoustic version and we'll have special lighting and visual effects. The tour will cover 17 shows in The Netherlands and Belgium.
These will be our first live shows after a long period of writing and recording. We are already looking forward to see you again!"
03-04-2010 - Stadsschouwburg Middelburg, Middelburg, The Netherlands.
07-04-2010 - Twentse Schouwburg, Enschede, The Netherlands
The newest album from The Project Hate MCMXCIX, entitled "The Lustrate Process" will be released on July 6th. The album features the following guest musicians: Mike Wead (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate - guitar solos), Pär Fransson (solos), Henry Pyykkö (solos), Martin van Drunen (Pestilence, Asphyx, Hail Of Bullets- vocals), Christian Älvestam (Scar Symmetry, Miseration - vocals), Lars-Göran Petrov (Entombed - vocals), Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth - vocals) and Robban Eriksson (vocals).
The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound, Örebro, Sweden, 2009, and produced by Lord K. Philipson.
Here are the "The Lustrate Process" cover art and tracklist:
Talk about a mind-blowing line-up. Slayer and Megadeth - two of the bands that defined the thrash/metal genre - will perform together for the first time in more than 15 years when they co-headline four shows in Canada in late June. The tour, dubbed "Canadian Carnage," will also feature Machine Head and Suicide Silence, and will see Megadeth and Slayer each closing two of the four shows. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 2, and will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster online.
Few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named "Best Live Band" by numerous media outlets including Revolver, SPIN, and Metal Hammer. Slayer - guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, vocalist/bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo - is currently in Los Angeles recording its as yet untitled tenth studio album with Greg Fidelman producing and Rick Rubin executive producing. Fans were given an early taste of the brutal new Slayer material when "Psychopathy Red," a song inspired by the heinous Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, who confessed to savagely murdering 56 children, was recorded last October and then leaked online. Attendees of "Canadian Carnage" will be treated to Slayer performing "Psychopathy Red" live on stage. Plans are to release the new album in July, in tandem with the Mayhem Festival tour Slayer is co-headlining with Marilyn Manson.
Edge Of Serenity have welcomed bassist Mark Brekelmans to their ranks:
"We are proud to anounce that bassist Mark Brekelmans (ex-Xystus) joined Edge Of Serenity. With Mark aboard, Edge Of Serenity completes its line up, and will introduce its debut album "The Chaos Theory" on May 5th. Shows will follow, dates will be anounched in the following months."
Cannibal Corpse have just announced the dates for their "European Plague Tour" to take place in autumn. Direct support comes from American Death Metallers Dying Fetus. On the mainland the package will be completed by Evocation and Obscura, while Trigger The Bloodshed and Annotations Of An Autopsy will support the bands in the UK.
The tour dates are as follows:
02/10/09 - DE - Oberhausen - Death Feast Ultimate
03/10/09 - DE - Lichtenfels - Way Of Darkness Festival
04/10/09 - CH - Pratteln - Z7
05/10/09 - DE - Saarbrücken - Garage
06/10/09 - BE - Vosselaar - Biebob
07/10/09 - FR - Paris - La Locomotive
09/10/09 - ES - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
10/10/09 - ES - Madrid - Heineken
11/10/09 - ES - Bilbao - Rock Star
French technical death metal virtuosi Gorod have inked a deal with Listenable Records. Their new album "Process Of A New Decline" sets a landmark in the bands career and will turn many heads in the metal community, rest assured!
With this new record, Gorod have cleverly spiced their diamond-cutting technicality with supercharged pinball machine melodies and fluttering sting ray guitar solos against a backdrop of grooves and bonkers bass playing, not to mention tighter, radioactive songwriting sure to burrow its way into permanent memory. Considering how slippery and complicated Gorod sounds on paper, it's immediately refreshing to be reminded that death metal can be catchy, brainy, and fun all at the same time "Process Of A New Decline" is sure to be one of the best technical death metal albums you've heard in quite some time!
Edenbridge have announced the addition of guitarist Dominik Sebastian and bassist Simon Holzknecht to the group's ranks:
"We would like to welcome 2 new band members!
Dominik Sebastian, also known from the band Thirdmoon, has already played guitar on the whole "MyEarthDream" Tour and has proved to be a great guy and musician and got on well with us. Dominik of course can also be heard on Edenbridge´s new live album "LiveEarthDream".
Simon Holzknecht, to many also known from his other band Serenity, is our new bass player! Simon is our youngest band member with only 22 years and is absolutely smashing on his instrument !
A cordial welcome, guys!"
Next Monday, on May 4 the new Edenbridge live album "LiveEarthDream" will be released.
Maddening Media announced the following post on their site:
"It is with great pride and excitement that we announce the arrival of the Finnish Ikuinen Kaamos in the Maddening Media family. With the help of a dark progressive metal, Ikuinen Kaamos embed dismal melancholy in their songs of epic grandeur, spiralling the listener to a timeless sphere of emotions.
Ikuinen Kaamos will start the first recording sessions for their forthcoming album "Fall Of Icons" on May 17th. The release is scheduled for autumn 2009.
To shorten the waiting, we offer you their latest EP "Closure" both as stream and as a high-resolution download (320 kbps) for free. Click here."
Kamelot reportedly will enter the studio this June 2009 to record the follow-up to the blockbust CD "Ghost Opera" which spawned 4 high incredible videos, 100+ concerts in more than 22 countries and many sold out shows. Once again enlisting producers Sascha Paeth and Miro, the band plans to use studios in Germany, Norway and the USA for this next massive production. Kamelot's final concerts of 2009 will take place this Summer, including an appearance at the Sonisphere Festival with Metallica in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
To smack your chops even more Kamelot's video producers ICode have uploaded the HD versions of the videos "Ghost Opera", "The Human Stain" and "Rule The World". Click here for access.