Agoraphobic Nosebleed has recently released its first new material in almost three years as part of a limited edition split 7" with Kill The Client via Relapse Records.
This 7", limited to 1,000 copies, features three all-new tracks from both Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Kill The Client. The 7" features artwork from artist Florian Bertmer and is available in red/yellow or green/yellow starburst vinyl.
Agoraphobic Nosebleed is currently writing for a new full-length album as well as preparing for a number more of split releases and reissues. Up-to-date information on all of these releases and more will be made available via the band's official MySpace site.
Abigor have posted a message on their official website announcing that you can find the '3D Blasphemy' (4min edit!), taken from "Fractal Possession" (out in May 2007 through End All Life Productions), online on the Abigor MySpace page at this location. Beside that, you'll find another new song, 'Injection Satan' at this location. An inferno is turning to flesh!
"Fractal Possession" track list:
02. Project: Shadow
03. Cold Void Choir
04. Lairf Of Infinite Deparation
05. 3D Blasphemy
06. The Fire Syndrom
07. Injection Satan
08. Libery Rises A Diagonal Flame
09. Vapourzied Tears
10. Heaven Unveiled
"It's been too long since Turisas last raped and pillaged their own home country... The wait is over: the band has been confirmed to play at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, Helsinki, Finland on 29 June 2007.
Turisas will also be playing their first show in Italy ever, joining forces with the nutters of Korpiklaani for the very special Midsummer Festival taking place in Rome 25 June 2007."
Norther will embark on a European headlining tour in October/November. Support on the trek will come from Amoral and Drone.
Here the list of upcoming shows:
2007-10-13 Romein, Leeuwarden NL
2007-10-14 Dynamo, Eindhoven NL
2007-10-15 Turock, Essen GER
2007-10-16 Bastard Club, Osnabrück GER
2007-10-17 Markthalle, Hamburg GER
2007-10-18 Musikzentrum, Hannover GER
2007-10-19 Hellraiser, Leipzig GER
2007-10-20 TBA GER
2007-10-21 Nachtleben, Frankfurt GER
2007-10-23 Roxy, Saarbrücken SWI
2007-10-24 Z7, Pratteln SWI
2007-10-25 Die Halle, Reichenbach GER
2007-10-26 Palazzo, Chur SWI
2007-10-27 Halloween Metal Festival, Salzburg AUS
2007-10-28 Planet Music, Wien AUS
2007-10-29 Suplik Club, Prerov CZ
16/04/2007 - The Black Circus 2 - cover and samples ...
Finally you can check out the cover for "The Black Circus Part 2 - Disclosure" in the ALBUMS section . In the MEDIA section you can listen to 2 two-minute samples from the album - please write us a message on the forum or on the guestbook and tell us what you think :-)
Thrash Legends Testament have checked in with the following message:
"Testament "writing rehearsals" got underway the weekend of 4/14/07. YES, they are *really* working on the next record! Alex was back east due to shows with the Alex Skolnick Trio. View pics from the Official MySpace blog:
Testament writing rehearals pics
The guys leave for Mexico/South America this week."
Devin Townsend has posted three tracks from his next solo album, entitled "Ziltoid the Omniscient", at the project's MySpace page. Check out the songs 'ZTO', 'By Your Command' and 'Hyperdrive' at this location.
The CD, which will be released under the Devin Townsend banner instead of The Devin Townsend Band, was recorded completely by Devin, who took care of the singing, guitar, bass, synthesizers and sampling duties, in addition to mixing and producing the album on his own. Devin has stated on the HevyDevy forums that he used "the drumkit from Hell" on this release — the same kit that was previously utilized by Meshuggah on "Catch Thirty-Three" and which was developed by Meshuggah's Tomas Haake.
Iron Steel, the new project featuring Frederic Leclercq from DragonForce and vocalist Fran Strine, has posted a song called 'Attack' on the band's MySpace page. The track was recorded in one take April 7, 2007 at the House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois and features guest appearances by members of Chimaira, Killswitch Engage and DragonForce.
Commented recent Killswitch guitarist Patrick Lachman (ex-Damageplan, Halford), who guests on the song, "I have jammed with one of greatest vocalist of all time when I was in Halford, but when I heard the vocal power of Fran Strine I almost fainted, and the musical wizardness of Frederic Leclercq is spell-binding."
In an exclusive partnership between Nuclear Blast Records and MP3.com, Dimmu Borgir's latest studio album "In Sorte Diaboli" is available for streaming in its entirety for seven days prior to the album's North American street date of April 24th at this location (Windows Media Player Required).
The following update comes from guitarist/vocalist Jari Mäenpää:
"The mix has been cancelled and the release of "Time" is delayed even more. I´m sorry to disappoint everyone...again, but the album is not gonna be released this year. And unfortunately Nino has the Sonic Pump Studios booked full for this year, so we might have to think of something else.
Reason for this delay is that, I´ve set the bar really high on this album, but my equipment aren´t even close what I need to work faster. I have to push the gear what I have to the limits to get the best out of them and I have to do a LOT of workarounds which is very time consuming. Then all the thousand technical problems added into the mix isn´t helping. Basically every piece of gear has been broken at one time or another during the making of this album, feels like there´s a curse. Takes ages to solve the problems and send the stuff back and forth making the warranty changes. All this has made me very frustrated and un-inspired. Hasn´t helped with my stress about the deadlines either, slowing me even more. I work the best when I´m happy and lots of times I haven´t been. It´s been the most difficult record to make in my life. The album is very huge, I don´t know if it´s gonna fit even in the 74 minutes of a CD. The track count is very high, about 200 tracks per song. So it´s almost like two albums in one (or three Slayer albums ). But I´m gonna finish this, no matter what.
The reunited Cyinc, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, has announced the addition of Los Angeles native, multi-instrumentalist David "Mavis" Senescu, as the touring guitar player for the band's upcoming shows.
Cynic's Paul Masvidal (guitar, vocals) first met Mavis while touring as a member of Death in support of the classic "Human" album. Paul states, "I gave Mavis my last Cynic demo at a Whisky show in L.A. The fact that I gave him my last demo copy on tour with Death means there was a connection for me and fully explains why we're working with him now. I must have known on some level. Mavis is precise and focused, which is exactly what Cyinc needs."
The Batallion, the Bergen, Norway-based old-school Death/Thrash band consisting of members of Old Funeral, Deathcon, Borknagar and Grimfist, has just released a self-titled four-song debut EP via the Norwegian label Masculin Records on both vinyl and CD.
Members of The Batallion are:
Stud Bronson - Guitar and Vocals
Lust Kilman - Guitar
Colt Kane - Bass
Morden - Drums
For more information, including audio samples, go to this location.
Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band After Forever will embark on a North American tour in October.
Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Oct. 07 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
Oct. 09 - Houston, TX @ The Meridian (supporting Sonata Arctica)
Oct. 10 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit (supporting Finntroll)
Oct. 12 - Cedar Falls, IA @ The Reverb
Oct. 13 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
Oct. 14 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room (supporting Overkill)
Oct. 15 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
Oct. 16 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Oct. 17 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
Oct. 18 - Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda
Oct. 19 - Bedford, NH @ Marks Place
Oct. 20 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Oct. 21 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (supporting Overkill)
The tracklist for the upcoming new album "Salomé - The Seventh Veil" (cover), which will be released on 25th May 2007, has been posted online :
01. Save My Life
04. Emotional Man
06. Only For The Stars In Your Eyes
08. A New Age
09. The Wind And The Ocean
10. Sisters Of The Light
11. Sleeping Dogs Lie
12. On My Way
In addition, a sample of 'Save My Life' has been posted on their MySpace, here.