16:25 - Truemetaljope Yeah and in Flight 666 there was this brazilian priest who got over 100 Iron Maiden tattoos...
15:48 - Karlabos Back in my town in Brazil there's actually a christian church where they play metal on the worship time. But more like heavy and gothic metal. Then there are some local christian extreme bands who do gigs on saturdays
15:36 - Mr. Doctor Primitive Man, Coltsblood and King Dude will play at Roadburn... Yesssss. Nice additions all three.
15:11 - Redn1ght Jokes on you bro, there's a Metal church in Finland.
Chicago's Novembers Doom have posted their video for 'Autumn Reflection' (off of 2005's "The Pale Haunt Departure") and some live footage of their recent European tour on YouTube here.
The band also recently posted a tour diary on their official MySpace page. For the full tour dairy, click here.
The band has set February 20th, 2007 as the release date of their forthcoming album "The Novella Reservoir" via The End Records. An mp3 of the song 'Drown The Inland Mere' can be found at this location.
After Forever guitarist Sander Gommans has a side-project called HDK, which he describes as "a lot more agressive and guitar orientated than After Forever. However, because I write all the stuff, you'll certainly find some After Forever elements in these songs." He has issued the following update:
"The first new singer that will give his contribution to the HDK project, will be Mike Scheijen of the band 37 Stabwoundz (www.myspace.com/mike_37, www.37stabwoundz.com)
This guy has a kick ass voice (extremely versatile, sometimes his voice even resembles Phil Anselmo) for the real agressive stuff, check out the websites!!! It could take a while, but I'll put some vocal parts online as soon as we've recorded something."
The new Voivod video for the track 'The Getaway' is available online here. The song is pulled off of the band's latest album, "Katorz", out now in North America via The End Records and in Europe through Nuclear Blast.
The footage was pulled from the 2003 American tours and the 2006 recording sessions of "Katorz" (The End Records). Voivod are working on a video for 'Polaroids' with Banger Productions (Metal: A Headbangers Journey) and then we will follow that up with a video for 'The X-Stream'.
In a recent update, drummer Michel "Away" Langevin. said that that Voivod are "hard at work on the reissues (due out on The End Records next year). We will start with the Sanctuary ones (Rrroooaaarrr, Dimension Hatross and Killing Technology). Each album will be remastered and will come with a bonus Iron Gang DVD. The pre-production for the follow-up to Katorz will start this winter. Also, we are still trying to coordinate a tribute show for 2007."
Inga Brittingham, singer of Naked Beggars and wife of Glam Metal band Cinderella/Naked Beggars bassist Eric Brittingham, has issued the following update:
"It's been a rough week. I wanted to finally share what we have been through. Eric suffered a mild heart attack last week. We are slowly getting through this period. Even through all of this healing time the rest of the band is continuing to write for the third album."
Naked Beggars' upcoming CD will be the group's first since the addition of drummer Lisa Rav, who is described in a press release as "the best rock drummer rock has seen in a long time. . . Lisa brings tremendous talent and new possibilities to the band. In addition to her drumming skills and experience, she is an accomplished vocalist. She is a hard-hitting, visual performer who we feel is a perfect fit for us."
Netherlands-based melodic doom/death metal band Her Enchantment have called it a day.
A band statement reads as follows: "Teun (guitar) and Richard (vocals) left Her Enchantment, and the remaining members decided to quit as well. After a period of 12 years Her Enchantment comes to an End."
The band's last album was this year's "Darkest" that was issued through Burning Star Records.
After a pleasing Australian tour earlier this year, Lamb Of God have decided to return to the southern country for some shows in April and May next year. Tickets for the tour will go on sale from 9am on the 22nd December.
Here are the dates:
27th April - The Palace, Melbourne
28th April - The Arena, Brisbane
29th April - UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney
30th April - HQ, Adelaide
1st May - The Metropolis, Fremantle
As well as that, Lamb Of God will do a North American Sacrament tour next year. The supports will be Machine Head, Gojira and Trivium. The tour will kick off on the 16th February in Dallas, USA. More dates for this tour will be announced soon.
A video interview with Samael (in English), conducted by Metalfan.ro after Samael's first-ever appearance in Romania on December 2, 2006 at Agronomia Sports Hall in Bucharest, has been posted online at this location. Also available at the same location is video footage from the gig.
Samael's September 29, 2006 show in Lausanne was broadcast live via the Internet. You can watch the concert online at this location (courtesy of Metal Videos).
Finnish traditional doomsters MINOTAURI have signed a deal with Firebox Records. The band's final album, aptly named just "II" was supposed to be released by Italian cult label Black Widow Records, but due to various reasons, it never materialized.
After this, Minotauri signed to a French label Sound Spheric Records and after signing the deal, the label's boss died in a car accident, thus eliminating that label.
Finally, Finnish label Firebox Records came to rescue and the release date for the Minotauri II is set to be 18th of April 2007. The band just finished their (propably) last shows with their friends Reverend Bizarre & Spiritus Mortis on a mini-tour titled "Friends of Hell II".
Jevo, the mastermind behind Soulitude - a free to download power metal project - has issued the following statement on the official SOulitude website:
There will be another work released in 2007.
Almost 100% of the music is written and now it is time to start writing the lyrics.
This time it won't be a conceptual album. Music is more fresh and up-to-date, less epic but
more solid and powerfull. I've been in contact with a couple of musicians for the vocals and drums and
I hope to start recording in spring so the album may be ready at the end of spring or summer.
There won't be so many singers as in the first album because I'd like to have fix members so
Soulitude can became also a live band and not only studio project.
German goth metallers Xandria are currently in Principal Studios in Senden, Germany recording the successor to 2005's India. The album will be released at the end of May 2007 via Drakkar Records.
The band has posted the following message on their website:
From today on Xandria are back in the studio (Principal Studios, Germany), to begin the recordings for the new album, that will be released before summer 2007.
For the first time we will do a studio diary - which we hope to be up to date all the time, if we can achieve it ;-) -, and you all can find it in our Forum, so you can be "with" us all the time! We are very looking forward to the recordings and think that you soon can read our first statements!
Silent Force's new record label, AFM Records, announced that their new album, "Walk The Earth", will be available February 16th. Cover art can be found at this location.
"This record is exactly how melodic Power Metal should sound in 2007! Honest, down to earth, powerful, cleverly arranged but not completely melodic. Silent Force once again utilised the services of producer Dennis Ward, so prepare for February. The Gods of Power Metal will Walk The Earth; once again!"
"Walk The Earth" will be available on December 21st via Nexus Japan, along with an as-yet-untitled bonus track.
Honoring it's 20th anniversary, cult thrash metal outfit Détente have re-issued and re-mastered their debut release "Recognize No Authority", with Brad Vance at Redmastering.
The album is of special significance as it was responsible for launching the careers of both metal superproducer Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot, Fear Factory, Soulfly) and vocalist the late Dawn Crosby of Fear Of God.
The album will soon be reissued in the USA and Germany by Cognitive Records. The CD will be distributed in the USA by The End Records and in Germany by Hellion Records. Additional distributors will be announced shortly. The expected release is early December.
Ten years ago, on December 15 1996, Dawn Crosby passed away after an acute liver failure due to years of excessive alcohol abuse.
Stream of Passion will make a small tour in Europe this winter under the name "Stream of Passion feat. Ayreon" (as in the DVD). They will perform material from Ayreon and Star One but focus on their own songs.
This message has been posted on their official homepage:
We can confirm a new Stream of Passion show on January 19 in Helsinki, Finland. These are all the currently confirmed dates:
18 Jan - The Rock / Copenhagen (DK)
19 Jan - Nosturi / Helsinki (FI)
21 Jan - Biebob / Turnhout (BE)
26 Jan - Bibelot / Dordrecht (NL)
3 Feb - Rotherham (venue TBA) (UK)