"Summon The Wild", the new video from Finnish metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, can be viewed at this location. The video clip contains live footage filmed at S-Osis of Turku, Finland on October 16th, 2009. The video was filmed and edited by Anssi Lautjärvi.
"Summon The Wild" comes off the band's latest album, Children Of The Dark Waters, which was released on May 2009 via Suomen Musiikki.
Nevermore just revealed the dates for their North American headlining tour. The band will tour with Warbringer, Mutiny Within and Hatesphere. Dates are below.
Just in case you're one of the five persons on the planet that don't know Nevermore have a new album out, The Obsidian Conspiracy, click here for the details.
23.09.2010 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
24.09.2010 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
25.09.2010 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
26.09.2010 - San Fransisco, CA - Slim's
28.09.2010 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
30.09.2010 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
01.10.2010 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
02.10.2010 - Mesa, AZ - U.B.'s Bar
03.10.2010 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
In a brutally short update, US Power metallers Jag Panzer have announced the signing of a new record deal with SPV/Sony. The band will enter the studio in August to begin recording their 9th Studio album titled Scourge Of The Light.
While we wait for updates, you can check Jag Panzer on MySpace.
Avatar (no, not that Avatar) have confirmed their first-ever German headline tour in September. In addition, two new gigs in Sweden are confirmed too; one of them in Gothenburg at the official Metaltown afterparty in Parken, June 18th, the other in Växjö on June 22nd. As previously announced, the band will also support Dark Tranquillity in Scandinavia in October.
18/06 - Parken, Göteborg
22/06 - Växjö, Musikhuset
Erik Tiwaz (aka Tyr) has parted ways with Borknagar again (he already left the band once in 2004 and re-joined in 2008).
Tiwaz has decided to leave the Norwegian melodic black metal outfit due to "general disagreements". The band insists that the split happened in a "friendly manner and with mutual respect". The band also wishes him the best of luck for future endeavours.
How To Destroy Angels is the brand-new project featuring Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen Maandig, along with frequent NIN collaborator Atticus Ross. The band is now offering their self-titled debut 6-track EP as a FREE download, delivered as high-quality DRM-free MP3s. A video for the song "The Space In Between" can be watched below.
At the price of an e-mail address you can now receive the EP for free download. All you have to do is sign up here and wait for the mailman with the download link.
How To Destroy Angels cover art] tracklist:
01. The Space In Between
05. The Believers
06. A Drowning
Lambgoat is now streaming Vultures At Dawn, the new album from US black metallers The Funeral Pyre in its entirety. Vultures At Dawn, hits the streets next Tuesday, June 8 through Prosthetic Records. Click here to check it out.
The album was mixed by Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Misery Index, Phobia) and mastered by Dave Shirk (Incantation, Nile, Today Is The Day).
Vultures At Dawn cover art] tracklist:
02. Destroying Gods
04. Blistered Hands
05. Personal Exile
06. Seeking Flesh and Bone
07. To Watch the Earth Rot
08. Clarity of Time
Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir proudly announce their collaboration with Norwegian composer and Berklee College of Music summa cum laude alumnus Gaute Storaas in addition to the 51 members of KORK (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra) and the 38-member Schola Cantorum Choir for their as-yet-untitled new album. To date, over 101(!) musicians have lent their talents to the making of the album.
Composer Gaute Storaas shares some insight on what it's like to work with Dimmu Borgir: "There have been several attempts of dressing up rock bands in suits, bow ties, and symphonic splendor - to various degrees of success. Working with Dimmu Borgir is quite different. Their music is epic, thematic and symphonic already from the creation; they are clearly having an orchestral approach to composing. My role in this is sometimes just to transcribe their themes, sometimes to take their ideas, tear them apart and build them back up in ways that are true to the band's intentions. The music must also be both interesting and playable for the musicians, and hopefully, meet the quality standards of the orchestral world."
Kingdom Of Sorrow - the collaboration between Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Kirk Windstein (Down, Crowbar) - have made their sophomore album Behind The Blackest Tears available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The record will be released in the United States on June 8 via Relapse Records. The CD was recorded with engineer Nick Bellmore and was mixed and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris.
Behind The Blackest Tears cover art] tracklist:
01. Enlightened to Extinction
02. God's Law in the Devil's Land
03. Monuments of Ash
04. Behind the Blackest Tears
05. Envision the Divide
06. From Heroes to Dust
07. Along the Path to Ruin
08. With Barely a Breath
09. The Death We Owe
Finnish Epic Metal masters Battlelore issued the first update on their upcoming album:
"We will begin the recordings of our next album in early June at Sound Supreme Studios (FIN) with Janne Saksa, who will engineer and produce the album. The legendary Dan Swanö will do the mixing and hopefully, we'll get the whole battle package out in early fall of 2010. Stylistically, we have turned back to the old school style of songs with grinding drums and fast guitars! This will also be our first concept album and the songs will relate the story of Tolkien's tragic hero Túrin Turambar."
The guys from German doomsters Mirror Of Decption have announced they finished the recordings for the new album, A Smouldering Fire at Soundmann Studio in Stuttgart. The next step will be doing the mix. The release is planned for October 2010. Further details to follow.
Find out more about Mirror Of Deception on MySpace.
Traditional US metallers Aska have signed a record deal with Pure Steel Records. The band will also be releasing the albums Avenger and Absolute Power on vinyl. Aska will enter the studio within the next month to record the successor to Absolute Power. The new album will be released at the end of 2010/the beginning of 2011.
The band adds: "Aska, the band around Omen vocalist George Call signed to Pure Steel Records. We will release the fantastic albums Avenger and Absolute Power always as single vinyl on an exclusive Gatefold-LP (180gr). 100 colored, 425 black. Release date will be on 11.09.2010 (SwordBrothers Festival). There is nothing more to say about both albums than: "Absolute musthaves for any US-Metal traditionlists" and it would be a shame not to press them on vinyl."
Italian Symphonic metal act Violet Sun are streaming their entire debut album Loneliness In Supremacy on their MySpace page.
Violet Sun is the new band of Dario Grillo who fronted Thy Majestie in a former life. The line-up is completed with Alessandra Amata on vocals and piano, and Alex Grillo on drums. The ex-Thy Majestie vocalist takes care of the guitars, bass, keyboards, some vocal work, orchestral scores, synth and the production. Next to oriental instruments, the album also features several guest musicians, including a saxophonist and an opera choir.
Loneliness In Supremacy was mastered last January at Finnivox Studios (Nightwish, HIM, Stratovarius, Masterplan etc.) by Mika Jussila.