According to a post on Macbeth's official website, the band is currently writing their new album. The songs are 90% done and the band will enter the studio next month in order to start recording. Macbeth's 4th album is scheduled for release in spring 2007.
Portuguese gothic metal act Moonspell will issue a special-edition CD/DVD version of their latest album, "Memorial", on December 4 in Portugal.
Regarding this event, the band has issued some details concerning the release (in Portuguese) at the band's official website.
Swedish thrashers The Haunted have been confirmed as main support for Killswitch Engage on their European tour, set to take place January-February 2007.
As a result, The Haunted will be forced to postpone the majority of its previously announced European headline dates. "Don't worry, we're not canceling — just postponing," the band says in a statement. "Look out for new headline dates later in 2007."
Dates and locations are as follow:
Jan. 07 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Jan. 08 - Glasgow, SCO @ Barrowlands
Jan. 10 - Dublin, IRE @ Ambassador Theatre
Jan. 11 - Manchester, UK @ Academy
Jan. 12 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy
Jan. 13 - London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Jan. 14 - Bristol, UK @ Academy
Folk Doom metal band Silent Scream Of Godless Elegy (Czech Republic) have posted a live video of 'Tanczylabym' online, taken during their Master Of Rock open-air 2006 performance. The song comes off the band's 2006 EP release "Osamelí".
You can download it here or watch it via YouTube here.
German Heavy metallers Grave Digger have put two new songs from their upcoming album "Liberty Or Death" online at their unofficial MySpace.
The songs are called 'Liberty Or Death' and 'Ocean Of Blood' and are the first two songs of the album, which will be released on 12 January 2007. More info about the album here.
Germany's Majesty have signed with Magic Circle Music, home to Manowar and Rhapsody Of Fire. The label has issued the following statement through their newsletter:
"Magic Circle Music announced that they have signed German heavy metal act Majesty to an exclusive management agreement. Majesty was formed in 1997 and has released five albums, with 2006's Hellforces being the most recent release. Fronted by vocalist/songwriter Tarek Maghary, the current Majesty line-up comprises guitarists Christian Münzner and Björn Daigger, bassist Marcus Bielenberg and drummer Michael Gräter.
Majesty is a talented and most promising addition to the Magic Circle Music client roster. The world's premier true heavy metal label continues to grow!
Norway's Trail Of Tears have issued the following message on their official website:
"Everything has an end... Trail Of Tears - 1996-2006
It is with great regret that we announce that Jonathan, Kjell, Runar and Kjetil yesterday (November 28th, 2006) left Trail of Tears.
The decision was taken with immediate effect, and thus the band does not longer exist. Trail of Tears will therefore have to cancel all forthcoming shows, including the Xmas Metalfest tour dates in December, and we sincerely appologize for any inconvenience this might lead to.
We would like to thank everybody that has supported the band from the start 10 years ago, and of course especially our loyal fans all over the world.
Sweden's In Flames have been confirmed for the Desert Rock 2007 festival, set to take place March 9-10, 2007 at the Dubai Country Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
March 9, 2007:
Children Of Bodom
March 10, 2007:
More bands will be announced, including the headliners for both days. A total of 10 acts are expected to perform over the two days.
Polish death metallers Vader have posted the following message on their official web site:
"As you might know, in 2007 Vader won't appear on any regular European tour. Instead of this, the band is going to play on some summer festivals. The band's appearance at Wacken Open Air (Germany), Kaltenbach Festival (Austria) and Party.San (Germany) have been already confirmed. Apart from that, at the beginning of March Vaderis going to play a short tour of Japan (together with Brutal Truth). Afterwards panzermachine will appear on their first Australian tour (which is pre-scheduled to take place in April or June) and play the tour in Russia, Belorus, the Ukraine and Baltic countries. At the beginning of September Vader kick off the second part of Polish Blitzkrieg 4 Tour, invading such places like Rzeszów, Bialystok, Zielona Góra, Poznan and many more.
Battlelore have revealed the following tracklisting for their forthcoming album, "Evernight", due out February, 2007 via Napalm Records:
01. House Of Heroes
02. Ocean's Elysium
03. Summon The Wolves
04. We Are The Legions
05. Into The New World
06. Longing Horizon
07. Mask Of Flies
08. The Cloak And The Dagger
09. Beneath The Waves
Guitarist/founder Jyri Vahvanen recently commented about Evernight: "The new album includes ten tracks of pure Tolkien metal with more bombastic and epic songs than before. And, as usual, there's going to be limited edition digipack-CD with bonus material."
A new live video of Satyricon at Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden during the European "Tour Diabolical" (21/11-06) can be viewed here: Windows Media Video High, Windows Media Video Medium, Windows Media Video Low.
Bloodbath' s Breeding Death the sold out classic mini CD from 1999 has now been re-released and comes with a revamped layout, previously unreleased lyrics to all songs, plus two demo recordings of the tracks 'Breeding Death' and 'Omnious Bloodvomit'.
Bloodbath lineup on "Breeding Death":
Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) - Vocals
Anders Nyström (Katatonia) - Guitars/Backing Vocals
Dan Swanö (ex-Edge Of Sanity, NIGHTINGALE) - Guitars
Jonas Renkse (Katatonia) - Bass/Backing Vocals
Marshall Law regret to announce that drummer Pete Hunt has left the band by mutual consent. Pete has made a valuable contribution and leaves Marshall Law on excellent personal terms and with the band's best wishes. The band are currently completing the forthcoming album on schedule but any interested UK based drummers who are within commuting distance to Birmingham should contact the band at email@example.com, typing the word DRUMMER in the subject field.