Australian unhinged metallers Kunvuk have set "Immute: What Follows The Feeding of Jackals" as the title of their forthcoming debut LP. The album is currently slated for release in July of 2009 and is set to be released as a two-disc digipack edition. The first disc will contain 10 new compositions rallying from the brink of insanity to the pinnacle of clarity. Coupled with this will be a second disc which will be a reconstructed, rerecorded, remixed and remastered version of the band's demo EP "The Gone Mekanik Anticipation Demonstration". The album will be self-funded and self-released via the band's own label, The Light Of Damnation Records.
For anyone eager to hear the new material before the disc drops, come down to Club Blink in Sydney, Australia on March 6th and catch Kunvuk live at one of their last live shows before they disappear into the wilderness to record their new album. They will be video-taping this show for future release so anyone wanting to get in and on the video, the guest list is filling fast so leap to it and send your names to contact kunvuk com.
Wolfchant finished the recordings for "Determined Damnation" this week and have announced more details. The album was mixed and mastered by Uwe Lulis, who also worked on the choirs. The new album will be released on April 24 via Massacre Records. A special limited digipak edition of the album will be available for purchase at the Ragnarök Festival, set to take place April 17-18, 2009 in Lichtenfels, Germany. Album cover can be viewed here.
"Determined Damnation" track listing:
01. Determination Begins
02. World In Ice
03. Until The End
04. Determined Damnation
05. In War
06. Fate Of The Fighting Man
07. Kein Engel Hört Dich Flehen
08. A Raven's Flight
09. Never Too Drunk
US metallers Crescent Shield will release their second album "The Stars Of Never Seen" this spring on Cruz del Sur Music. The album will be released on the 8th of May in Germany and Europe, 11th of May in UK and June 2 in USA/Canada. The first pressing will include a limited edition DVD of their entire performance at Germany's Keep it True Festival in April 08.
The artwork for the CD was again done by comic book artist Gerry Alanguilan and can be viewed here. The band is in the final stages of mixing the record with renowned metal producer Bill Metoyer, so the new album promises to be not only a step up musically but also sonically.
Tracklisting for "The Stars of Never Seen" follows:
Delain have made the title track of the new album "April Rain", available online. You can listen to the song at this location . The song comes off the group's forthcoming album "April Rain", which will be released on March 30 via Roadunner Records.
"We are very sad to announce that the UK & Ireland tour will not happen as planned.
As you already know, guitarist Jesper Strömblad is currently at an alcohol rehabilitation clinic and is taking some time off to get better. Bassist Peter Iwers is about to become a dad. We obviously knew about Peter becoming a dad and originally planned to have a replacement bassist, but with the recent events surrounding Jesper we simply feel that it is not fair on the fans to see a completely different line up, which in our eyes is not In Flames. Again, sorry to make any UK & Irish fans disappointed and we hope to make it up to you."
For already purchased tickets contact your local ticket office/venue.
Brutal Truth have posted the first preview track from their brand-new album and first full-length in 10 years, "Evolution Through Revolution". The title-track, "Evolution Through Evolution", can be heard now via the band's MySpace page. "Evolution Through Revolution" is set for an April 14th North American release date (April 20th internationally) via Relapse Records.
Brutal Truth recorded "Evolution Through Revolution" cover artwork] at Watchman Studios in Lockport, NY with engineer Doug White (Psyopus). Additional song titles include: "Sugardaddy", "Get A Therapist... Spare The World", "Detached", "Global Good Guy", "Lifer", "Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs", and "Grind Fidelity".
Deströyer 666 have now recorded and mixed their new album and are currently waiting on the artwork to be finalised. Release dates and the track listing for "Defiance" are expected soon.
The following tour dates have also been confirmed by the band:
May 24 - Maryland Deathfest, Baltimore, USA
May 29 - Rock Hard Festival, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
May 30 - United Metal Maniacs Festival, Bitterfeld, Germany
June 6 - Magic Metal Festival, Fredericia, Denmark
Aug 7 - Partysan Festival, Germany
Sept 5 - NIHIL Extreme Festival, Milan, Italy
"Volume 3: Caos, Carma, Conceito" is the title of new U-Ganga's album. This will be the third release of the Brazilian band leaded by the ex-Sarcófago drummer Manu Joker. The album will bring the following tracklist:
01. Zona Árida
04. Meus Velhos Olhos De Enxergar O Mal (2 Lobos)
05. Iso 666
07. Asas Negras
08. Sua Lei, Minha Lei
10. O Primeiro Inquilino
11. Fronteiras Da Tolerância
13. Tri II
The recordings were completed last week in Brasilia - capital of Brazil - at Orbis Studios with the famous Brazilian producer Riti Santiago (winner of the Brazilian MTV's EMA). Santiago will also take care of the mixing. The mastering will be made in Germany by a famous international producer - the band will reveal his name on the next weeks.
Denver's Cryogen are releasing their new EP, "Psalms Of Deceit", for free. The digital version was released since yesterday (February 17) as a "pay what you want" download, meaning it can be downloaded for free.
Cryogen comments: "We are offering our fans the opportunity to pay what they want for our new EP. That includes paying nothing. We're leaving it up to our fans to decide what the album is worth. We're leaving that decision up to each individual, and we're happy to be the first extreme metal band to do that. We feel that this is the future of music distribution and that there is no better time to do this than right now. While record labels sit in fear of losing sales to piracy, we believe it's up to independent bands, like Cryogen, to help pave a new way of distributing music."
Swedish youngsters Sonic Syndicate have their new video clip ready. "Powershift," which comes off their latest successful record "Love And Other Disasters" will have its premiere today, February 18th exclusively on the band´s MySpace Video Channel.
"Powershift" is one of two videos (along with "Contradiction") that Sonic Syndicate recently shot with director Marius Böttcher of Quent Film. Check out photos from the video shoot at this location.
The band is currently touring Europe alongside label mates Deathstars.
Axxis are currently recording the material for their new studio album. This time, the band members will come up with a special surprise to celebrate their 20th band anniversary. Stay tuned for upcoming news regarding this matter.
At this moment, Axxis singer Bernhard is recording his vocal tracks before drummer Alex Landenburg will start with the drum recordings.
The upcoming Axxis album will be produced by Harry and Berny. The band is once again working with engineer Dennis Ward (never change a winning team!). Also a female vocalist will take part at the new production, but this time, she will only act in the background.
Looking back on the long career of the band, who have sold more than 250,000 albums in more than 30 countries worldwide, the name Elegy might not have been the best one to choose, even though the dictionary's explanation is rock solid. Considering the ups and downs the band has gone through, the name has covered a lot for the past 17 years. Metal Mind Productions is proud to present a set of 7 albums covering the band's entire musical history to date.
The seven-CD box set will be released on March 23 in Europe and May 5 May in North America (via MVD). The titles will be made available in a new digipack edition on golden disc, digitally remastered using 24-bit technology and limited to 1,000 copies.
Get ready for an hour of despair with the uncanny doom metallers! Metal Mind Production presents a CD audio version of the latest Solitude Aeturnus DVD entitled "Hour Of Despair". Robert Lowe's haunting vocals, unbelievably heavy and slow riffs, strange melodies and sublime compositions - all this complemented by the band's desperate, insane personal appeal.
The tracklist comprised of songs recorded during their live show in Poland. It includes songs from their latest album "Alone" as well as from some of their previous releases (from the classic debut "Into The Depths Of Sorrow", from "Through The Darkest Hour", "Downfall", and the cult album "Adagio"). "Hour Of Despair" CD will be released on 2nd March in Europe and 10th March in USA (via MVD). Digipak edition is limited to 1000 copies!"
Cannadian Death metal band announced the following news on their MySpace page:
"We are glad to announce that Antoine Baril has officially joined Augury on drums. Originating from Quebec City area, Antoine got known with the excellent tribute to Death, Symbolic, as well as MAG Project, Signs Of Fate and many others. An accomplished mutli-instrumentalist, and producer of several local recordings. His professionalism and enthusiasm are such a boost for the team!"
Augury recently signed a world wide record deal with Nuclear Blast, more informations about the new album will be revealed soon.