16:45 - Dima They really should just convince everyone that their next album is prog rock but instead have it be metal. No singles n leaks because surprise. 1st song should start like 'When'. Clean intro followed by an explosion of sound.
After three years, UK death metal duo Mithras have completed work on their latest album, titled "Behind The Shadows Lie Madness".
The band's third record will be released worldwide by Candlelight Records and will feature art by Dan Seagrave who is known for his work with Morbid Angel, Entombed, Suffocation and many others. The release date should be announced soon.
The recording line up is as follows:
Leon Macey - guitars / drums
Rayner Coss - oratory / bass
At the end of this year Metallica will be releasing a DVD collection of all of their promotional videos. It will be entitled "The Videos 1989-2004". It will be released on the 4th December everywhere except North America (where it will be released on the 5th December). Click here to see the cover of the DVD.
Here is the tracklist:
02. Enter Sandman
03. The Unforgiven
04. Nothing Else Matters
05. Wherever I May Roam
06. Sad But True
07. Until It Sleeps
08. Hero Of The Day
09. Mama Said
10. King Nothing
11. The Memory Remains
12. The Unforgiven II
14. Turn The Page
15. Whiskey In The Jar
16. No Leaf Clover
17. I Disappear
18. St. Anger
20. The Unnamed Feeling
The recording and mixing process for Doom/Death Metal band Swallow The Sun is now complete. The recording for their so far untitled third album was done at Seawolf Studios in Helsinki. The band have also announced that the mixing for the album will begin on the 16th October at by Minerva Pappi at Finnvox studios.
More information about the information is said to be announced soon.
In the meantime, Mikko and Juha will be on Radio X3M's Metallväktarna to talk about the recording of the new album and everything else next Sunday!
Royal Hunt's new live 2CD/ DVD will be released via Frontiers Records on December 8th. The band picked the historic stage of St. Petersburg's Music Hall to film their new "Live In Concert" DVD on. The event, which lasted about 2 hours, features a wide selection of songs from all of their releases since 1991 and some tracks from the latest one - "Paper Blood".
The DVD also includes some backstage footage as well as interviews with band members and their road crew, while the 2CD set is the ultimate Royal Hunt package, an essential item for all the long time fans.
01. Paper Blood
03. The Mission
04. Never Give Up
05. Can't Let Go
06. Last Goodbye
On the 15th of November 2006, Sonata Arctica will release their second compilation "The Collection 1999-2006". This one has nothing to do with the compilation released in Japan earlier this year.
The compilation (cover art here) will include two re-makes and the limited version will include two live videos and one promotional video.
01. The Ruins Of My Life
02. 8th Commandment
03. Don't Say A Word
04. Victoria's Secret
06. Wolf & Raven
07. Black Sheep
09. Kingdom For A Heart
11. My Land
12. The Cage
13. Last Drop Falls
15. San Sebastian
16. Ain't Your Fairytale
Metal Mind Productions have updated their MySpace page to include the new video from Polish atmospheric Gothic/Black metallers Darzamat.
Head here to view the clip for 'The Burning Times'.
Darzamat filmed the video in cooperation with the film association GTW from Gliwice, Poland. The video, created to promote the band's new album "Transkarpatia" deals with the times of The Inquisition, the fanatic witch-hunts as well as with the war that the Church was declaring to everything and everyone who stood out of the one and the only appropriate vision that the Church presented.
German Viking metal band Equilibrium has officially signed a multi-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records.
Comments the band: "A deal with Nuclear Blast? Wow. A dream came true. We´re looking forward to some cool years and even cooler records!"
Equilibrium will enter the studio in January to record a new album, titled "Sagas," which will hit streets next summer.
Santa Cruz based brutal death metallers Decrepit Birth have posted the following update:
"We would like to officially announce that Erlend Caspersen (Blood Red Throne, The All Seeing I), will be filling in as our touring and session bassist until a permanent bassist can fill the position. We are very happy to have him in the line up, as he is one of the most amazing young bassists in the scene. You can see him on the road with us in January across Europe, tour dates coming soon!
We are still looking for a permanent bass player who is willing to relocate to our area and be a serious and professional member of Decrepit Birth. All that are interested should contact email@example.com"
Saxon's manager Thomas Jensen has posted the following update on the band's official website:
"Unfortunately I have to announce that Saxon have to cancel all festival appearances in South America due to recording commitments. Please don't book any flights. I am really sorry to have to send this news."
The five cancelled gigs were scheduled to take place from October 7th to October 14th in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
However, Saxon still intend to perform in Belgium on November 18th.
More live bootleg Savatage footage has surfaced on YouTube. This time it's high quality single camera video of the band performing 'Agony And Ecstasy' from the "Streets" album. Go to this location to check it out.
A Savatage fan has uploaded his video library of band-related footage on YouTube. It can be found here. It includes two rare pro-shot Savatage performances. Go to this location to check out the band performing 'Tonight He Grins Again' at the Tampa Music Awards in 1992. The clip is believed to be some of the best existing live footage of the band's "Streets" album line-up (Jon Oliva, Criss Oliva, Steve Wacholz, Johnny Lee Middleton).
Kreator's new video for the song 'Enemy of God' has been posted online. It can be watched here The clip comes off the German thrashers' "Enemy of God Revisited" album, where you will also find the 'Extended Terror Version' and the 'Making Of' video of 'Enemy of God'.
A re-release of Kreator's latest album, "Enemy of God Revisited" is due on October 30, 2006 (Germany: October 27; America: October 24). The album will be issued as a DVD + CD digipack, containing a CD featuring all the songs from the regular album, plus the two additional live tracks, "Toxic Trace" and "Coma Of Souls", both recorded live in Busan, Korea. The DVD features lots of exciting extras and previously unreleased recordings, its highlight consisting of footage from the Kreator show at the Wacken Open Air 2005, plus the brand-new video clip, "Enemy of God", the bootleg video "Kreator Live At The Rockpalast", making-of footage of "Enemy Of God", including the official clip of the title track, and the video "Dying Race Apocalypse". This worthwhile DVD is rounded off with a crystal-clear 5.1 DTS 96/24 audio mix of the whole album. On top of that, the package features new cover artwork and a comprehensive booklet.
Dutch Death Metal band Gorefest have posted the following update at their official website:
"Right, this really sucks. We were supposed to be going over to Turkey at the start of November to do two shows in Istanbul and Ankara. Last two weeks however, rumours came to our attention these shows were being cancelled. We knew nothing about this, but these people apparently were much better informed then us, since the promotor seems to have vanished into thin air. Emails are bouncing, phones are disconnected. To our Turkish fans, please let it be known we are not the ones fucking this up. We had a great time last year in Istanbul, and were all revved up and ready to go out and administer some frightfully heavy Metal to you guys 'n gals. I guess we'll just have to postpone it all again. Don't worry though, we WILL get there!"