"Crystal Glaze Foundation" is the new track available for streaming from the Portuguese black metal outfit Corpus Christii. Check out the song on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the band's forthcoming album titled Luciferian Frequencies scheduled to be released soon.
The Chant are back with their second studio album This is the World we Know. The album is readily available for purchase in stores following release on April 14th 2010. The opening single "New Reality" is now available on MySpace.
The Chant are taking the next step following the success of their debut Ghostlines, which was widely appreciated, across genres, winning plaudits for notably crossing the boundaries of the metal scene. For their new album This is the World we Know; The Chant have taken a step towards what you could say is a more serene and ambient rock style to what we heard before. The Chant are preparing to take their journey to the next level, reaching out to music lovers with an evermore diverse collection of songs enthusing subtle metal elements with atmospheric overtones, very much setting them apart from the metal bands of Finland as we know it.
Shadowside has uploaded the video for the song "Hideaway" from the Dare to Dream album, second studio effort from the Brazilian Metal band. This album was produced and mixed by Dave Schiffman (System Of A Down, Audioslave, Avenged Sevenfold and others) and Howie Weinberg (Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Pantera, Rush and others), and reached position number 4 in the Brazilian Metal charts.
The video, directed, produced and edited by Luiz Felipe Amorim, took place in an abandoned garage in their hometown Santos, Brazil. It features the band performing as well as lead singer Dani Nolden playing the main character. According to her, the song talks about "people who are misunderstood, mistreated and put down by society for their whole lives, for the sole reason of being different and unusual. In this case, we portrayed it on a more personal level and showed a teenage girl accused by her mother of painting masks to disrespect her, to be aggressive, while all she wants is to express herself and ends up hiding who she really is".
Musica Diablo will be releasing their self-titled debut album on May 28th, via SAOL/H'Art/Zebralution.
Founded in 2008 by André NM (Nitrominds) the band includes Derrick Green of Sepultura as singer. Furthermore, guitarist André Curci, drummer Edu Nicollini and bassist Ricardo Brigas top the band off. The self-titled debut album is said to "give you fine and precise high-speed thrash à la Slayer, Municipal Waste or older Sepultura". Two tracks are already uploaded on http://www.myspace.com/musicadiablo.
Musica Diablo cover art] tracklist:
01. Sweet Revenge
03. Live To Buy
05. Work Out
07. In The Name Of Greed
Behemoth and Decapitated are joining forces for a European summer campaign tour in June and July. Ex Deo will be the opening act on the trek. Bay Area thrash metallers Exodus will join the fellowship on the run through Spain and Portugal.
June 20 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
June 21 - Bilbao, Spain - Rockstar (with Exodus)
June 22 - Lisbon, Portugal - Cine Teatro (with Exodus)
June 23 - Sevilla, Spain - La Sala (with Exodus)
June 24 - Madrid, Spain - La Sala (with Exodus)
June 25 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1 (with Exodus)
June 26 - Monza, Italy - Gods Of Metal
June 28 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo
June 29 - Marseilles, France - Poste à Galène
June 30 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
Lamb Of God have set June 1st as the release date for a series of anthology releases, Hourglass 1: The Underground Years, Hourglass 2: The Epic Years, and Hourglass: The Vinyl Anthology (featuring 180 gram vinyl editions of the band's six albums - Wrath, Sacrament, Ashes Of The Wake, As The Palaces Burn, New American Gospel, Burn The Priest).
Packaging details, artwork and further details coming soon.
Hourglass Volume I - The Underground Years:
01. Black Label
05. Resurrection #9
06. 11th Hour
07. The Subtle Arts Of Murder And Persuasion
08. As The Palaces Burn
09. Terror And Hubris In The House Of Frank Pollard
10. Lies Of Autumn
11. O.D.H.G.A.B.F.E .
Starting April 17th, Lacrimosa are introducing new samples of each track of the upcoming 20th anniversary album Schattenspiel. The anniversary album will feature a bunch of unreleased tracks as well as two brand new songs. The album will be in stores on May 7th. Check out the samples at this location.
Schattenspiel cover art] tracklist:
01. Seele In Not (Urversion)
02. Requiem (Urversion)
04. Schuld Und Sühne
05. Dreht Euch
06. Dem Ende Entgegen
07. Schakal (Urversion)
08. Vermächtnis Der Sonne (Urversion)
09. Copycat (Extended Version)
10. Ein Hauch Von Menschlichkeit (Late Night Remix)
12. Schönheit Straft Jedes Gefühl
13. Ein Fest Für Die Verlorenen
Burden Of Grief are set to release their new album Follow The Flames. Here are the details:
"After many weeks of quiescence we are back with a vengeance and with tons of news for you guys. Our new album Follow The Flames is completely finished and ready to take off. We have recorded 10 songs, which in our opinion are the strongest Burden Of Grief songs so far. And in addition to these songs we have recorded 8(!) coversongs for a limited-edition 2-CD version. And to put a crown on top of this, we had the honour to have some highly reputated guest-musicians singing together with Mike.
Follow The Flames cover art] tracklist:
01. Ignition (Intro)
02. Follow The Flames
03. Born In Fire
04. The Arms Of Death
After many, many delays US death metallers Necrophagia have finally finnished song writing for Deathtrip 69. Here's the latest update straight from the band:
"The new material sounds like it should have chronologically followed Season of the Dead. Consisting of very dark and heavy riffs interwoven with audio horror and inhuman vocals. Killjoy is full of praises for the new line up and says that although it's been a very long time since the band has been active it's the beginning of a rollercoater ride into horror hell. Inspiration is at an all time peak and having known guitarist Boris Randall for over 20's years makes things alot easier when it comes song writing "because we are always thinking in the same direction musically". Another element brought back to Necrophagia is lead guitar passages courtesy of Randall.
Original While Heaven Wept guitarist Tom Phillips has issued the following band statement:
"It is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of our appearances at Metal Camp 2010 as well as the Born To Be Doomed festival in Baltimore this year. Cancelling any show is very difficult for us emotionally and spiritually... those of you who have been with us for a while know that we've even brought in stand-in musicians to make things happen in the past, but unfortunately, sometimes things simply don't work out no matter what we do.
Regarding Metal Camp, extenuating circumstances that neither the Metal Camp organization nor WHW ourselves could resolve... despite exhausting every last possibility... have resulted in WHW being cancelled from the billing for this year. Part of this can be attributed to conflicting schedules, along with truly outrageous expenses, and a few other personal matters that we'll make public when appropriate (don't worry, they're not malign). The bottom line is we hope that we'll be able to reschedule for Metal Camp 2011 (or after), and will let you know if and when this is sorted out.
Evergrey is currently busy on a new album, to be released at the end of this year. The band issued the following update:
"Been a long time since the last update but we are currently extremely deep into the songwriting and recording of the new album which should be released during the fall 2010. Do we need to tell you that it sounds good, great, fantastic... like always, right.
At the same time we are working with a lot of new people to ensure the best possibilities for a successful work for the new album. There will be more news about this soon. But there are some MAJOR changes in the world of Evergrey, and we are confident it will all be for the better.
Porcupine Tree will release a brand new live DVD/Blu Ray, entitled Anaesthetize.
Filmed in high definition and taken from two concerts given by Porcupine Tree at Tilburg, The Netherlands, at the end of the Fear of a Blank Planet tour in October 2008, this deluxe special edition includes a 130 minute concert film on both standard definition DVD and high definition Blu-Ray disc. The package also includes two audio CD's of the entire live film soundtrack, alongside a bonus track not featured in the film.
Limited to 4,000 copies with a grey cover and 1,000 copies with a red cover, the special edition comes in a beautiful cloth bound hardback book featuring concert photography of the band taken over the last few years.
Shadow Gallery have been confirmed as the headliner on Saturday, October 2nd at ProgPower Europe 2010.
Guitarist Gary Wehrkamp reports on the band's official website: "I have known Rene Janssen from ProgPower Europe a long time and am thrilled that we are going to play our debut European date at his event. The band is enthusiastic to perform in the Netherlands this coming fall. We anticipate a great time and are eager to meet so many friends from this part of the world face to face as we bring the music of Shadow Gallery to the stage"
Known as a purely studio-based band to this point, the band will play a variety of tracks from their 2009 release, Digital Ghosts, which followed long-time vocalist Michael Baker's untimely death.