Anaal Nathrakh guitarist/drummer Mick Kenney and Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury have just set up a new label together. They will use the label to mainly release material of their own. The label is called 'Feto Records'. The first thing Feto Records will release will be Lock Up's (Shane Embury, Thomas Lindberg, Nick Barker and Jesse Pintado as an ex-member) new record 'Live In Japan'. As well as that, Kenney's debut album 'Exploder'.
Italian Doom/Death Metallers Novembre will be supporting Lacuna Coil, when they tour in Italy. Lacuna Coil will be visiting Italy as part of their extensive European tour. There will be two Italian dates, and Novembre will be appearing at both.
Wintersun's first self-titled 2004 album 'Wintersun' will be re-issued as a Special Tour Edition. The new edition will be released on the 22nd September. The 'Special Edition' package will contain the original Wintersun album plus a live DVD of the band performing at Germany's Summer Breeze festival.
The cover art for the new edition album can be seen here.
To/Die/For have announced the following European tour dates in support of their forthcoming album, Wounds Wide Open. Dates are as follows:
06 - Kouvola, Finland at House Of Rock
04 - Helsinki, Finland at Kaapelitehdas
11 - Moscow, Russia at Relax
12 - St. Petersburgh, Russia at Arktika
15 - Hamburg, Germany at Markthalle
16 - Berlin, Germany at K17
25 - Budabest, Hungary at Gothica Festival
30 - Paris, France at Espace Curial
29 - Tampere, Finland at Klubi
An audio sample of 'Like Never Before' is available here. Wounds Wide Open will be released on October 4th through Spinefarm. Release dates for other territories will be announced as soon as they have been confirmed.
Finnish Heavy Metal band Machine Men are currently recording their new album. The album will be called 'The Shadow Gallery' and will be released in January 2007.
Here is a posting by Antony at Fantom Studio, Tampere, Finland:
"We are in the studio since 3 weeks and the songs sound good and very powerful! And we are in schedule 'cos we can record 24 hours a day if we want. Of course, we also have to sleep sometime ;-). The new album will be heavier and faster than the last one, but still melodic. And a good thing is - all the songs work live very well. Can't wait for the moment when I hear all the songs mixed and the feeling of intoxication after that".
You can see some studio diary entries, and pictures of Machine Men in the recording studio at www.machinemen.net.
The soon to be released next full length Tarot album is called 'Crows Fly Black'. Excluding the group backing vocals the whole album has now been recorded and the album will be mixed and mastered at Finnvox studios in the beginning of next month.
The official album release date in Finland has been set to October 27th.
Crows Fly Black tracklist:
01. Crows fly black
03. Ashes to the stars
04. Messenger of gods
05. Before the skies come down
07. Bleeding dust
Death Angel bassist Dennis Pepa has been working on a remix of the song 'Famine' from the band's comeback album, "The Art Of Dying". It is now available for download at Yousendit.com but will only be available for a limited time. Go to this location to check it out. It is a free downlaod but registration may be required.
MOONSPELL from Portugal, one of the world's best known and most loved gothic/doom metal legends, performs in the Club Illusioon in Tartu as part of the series of gigs under the aegis of the festival Green Christmas 2006. Also on the bill, in addition to Moonspell and after quite a long while, are the Estonian metal elite group LOITS. Other support performers include Before The Dawn and Embraze from Finland.
Gates is back
With regards to the Moonspell news, Loits are more than happy to announce that for quite some time Loits has been rehearsing with two guitarists. Their old comerade Gates is back in Loits. The first concert with the renewed line-up takes place on September 25, 2006, in Tartu, Estonia.
Australian radio station Triple J, on their 'Full Metal Racket' metal program, have conducted an audio interview with Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza and Blind Guardian vocallist Hansi Kürsch. The interview was conducted by Full Metal Racket host Andrew Haug.
You can download the Kreator interview in mp3 format from here. The Blind Guardian one can be heard here.
Also, you can stream the entire latest Full Metal Racket program here.
Spain-based power metallers Dark Moor have posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"I am writing this to give you some good news. I'm going to New Sin Studios in Italy next Sunday, 10th of September. I'm starting recording the vocals for this new record. My mate Enrik is already there and it looks like the choir and orchestral arrangements sound awesome...THIS LOOKS GOOD!! Im really looking forward to start because I am very illusionated with this new album and his concept, YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT. Soon we'll let you know more about the cd, title, etc. Hugs for everyone, I'll keep you updated!!"
Veteran Heavy Metallers Motörhead have a new video posted online. The song of the video is 'Be My Baby', which is taken from Motörhead's latest album 'Kiss Of Death'. The video is available on Motörhead's record company SPV's website.