Australian doom metallers The Eternal have posted their new video for the song "Lost Our Way" online. The song comes from the band's upcoming album, entilted "Kartika", which will be released in Finland on November 12th via Firebox Records. The CD will be issued in Australia on November 8 through SLP/Amphead Music.
You can watch the video on the band's official site here.
Finnish metallers To/Die/For have issued the following update:
Autumn came to Finland,and it took one sheep from To/Die/For clan within. Santtu who's been To/Die/For drummer from 2004 quit drumming in the band. There is no any kind of fight between us. He is still our lovely Friend!
He had no motivation enough for rehealsaling... as we saw it. Now when we are writing songs for a new album, we need to live in this for 200%. Santtu is having a lot of another things to do, and it is good for him, but time is what we need and especially motivation and rehealsaling. And there must be To/Die/For flame burning in our souls... otherwise this is not worth to do...
Anyway, our feelings at the moment is better than ever! We have a new drummer, and we are friends with Santtu. Maybe Santtu is gonna be our drum tech. On some shows so... he may be travelling with us anyway.
Finnish metallers Impaled Nazarene have issued the following update:
"After the successful spring/summer/fall gigs of 2008 around the world the band is now taking some time off from full activity. This simply means composing new material for the somewhere-in-future-to-be-released next album, taking care of other (earthly) businesses and charging of the "armageddon batteries" overall.
We've been planning to start the next album recordings around the spring/summertime of 2009, but we have also decided to not to be in anykind of hurry with that matter. It's a totally "when we feel like" situation at the moment. There might be some one-off gigs done here and there during the wintertime, but more of those later. . .
Gus Chambers, former vocalist of German metal band Squealer and Dave Lombardo's groove metal side project Grip Inc., has passed away last Monday, on the 13th of October, at the age of 52. Gus Chambers, who nowadays lived in Coventry, England, reportedly took his own life.
The Coventry Telegraph reports that, one of the city's much-loved and popular musicians, Gus Chambers, died last weekend. Gus Chambers was a natural born rocker.
He took over lead vocals from Terry Hall in the punk band Squad in the late 70s, and fronted the band through their finest moments. But his punk-crazed stage antics were quite opposite to the real man - Gus was a thinker, and a great believer in fairness and racial equality, though to some, he was just a punk.
The release date is set to the 23rd of January 2009. Expect a melodic and powerful album in the typical Sirenia vein. The album features guest appearances by Jan Kenneth Barkved (who also did some guest appearances on our debut "At Sixes and Sevens"), French violin player Stephanie Valentin adds to the sound, along with the Sirenian choir that has been an important part of our sound since the very beginning.
We will keep you updated all the way up to the release date.
"The 13th Floor" tracklisting:
01. The Path To Decay
02. Lost In Life
03. The Mind Maelstrom
04. The Seventh Summer
Danish metallers Urkraft have posted a new song "The Power To Crucify" from their upcoming third album, "A Scornful Death", on their MySpace page.
The band stated: "So we have decided to upload the first track from the album, "The Power to Crucify", which we think in most ways represents our latest throw-ups in metal and the album. Some might agree and some disagree... When the album hit the streets you can tell us all about it.
We are still searching for a label to deal with. So far the conversations has been good, but nothing really usefull. We'll see and you'll be the first to know.
It has been extreemly difficult to pick out a track and let that track represent the album. The album contains more variation than our last efforts on E.C.S. and T.I.A. and it should of course be heard from start to end. But this it what you get fuckers. Take it or leave it. "The Power to Crucify" is mainly the only track which has been added a keyboard part, so don't get too used to it. The keyboard part is done by our old old keyboarder and good friend of Urkraft, Tommy, and we kept it at that."
This is an update from Blaze Bayley to get you all up to speed on what's happening in the band:
"As already reported on our website and at blazefans.de, we are filming a live DVD at Z7 in Switzerland on 13 December 2008. The show will be the full "The Tour That Will Not Die" set with plenty of new tracks from the latest album, some old favourites and also some brand new previously unreleased tracks.
The first 500 DVD's sold through this website will be strictly limited edition double disc sets, with T-Shirt and commemorative wristband available only with this packaged, signed and numbered (in purchasing order) by the band.
The DVD will also feature extras and highlights from the warm up shows that stretch to The Big Bash. Both Dudley and Z7 are also being recorded for, not only the DVD, but a live album. Jase Edwards will once again be handling production duties. Filming will be done by Kris McManus of Animus Pictures.
Divine Heresy are hard at work on their much anticipated sophomore release, their first with Travis Neal on vocals. The group plan on hitting the studio early next year once again with acclaimed producer Logan Mader (Gojira, Cavalera Conspiracy). To tide fans over, Divine Heresy have completed work on a new video for "Bleed The Fifth," which perfectly captures the band's frenetic live energy. It made its exclusive, online debut through the Headbangers Ball Blog yesterday (16th October) and premieres on MTV2 this Saturday night. Click on this link.
Dino Cazares (guitars) further comments: "The original concept for the "Bleed The Fifth" video was just to have a stripped down, in your face performance clip that was as unrelenting as the song itself. We shot it on a green screen and all of the effects were added in post production, which was very odd considering we are jamming out in front of a blank wall not having any idea how everything was going to look.
According to Blabbermouth, Rob Zombie has reportedly set "Let Sleeping Corpses Lie" as the title of the much-anticipated White Zombie four-CD/one-DVD box set, which is due for release on November 25. According to Zombie, "All I can say is boy the early shit is whacked. I haven't heard some of these songs in over twenty years. I don't know what the hell we were thinking. Everything is included on this set. Over four-and-a-half hours of music plus tons of never-before-seen videos. Five discs in all."
"Let Sleeping Corpses Lie" tracklisting:
01. Gentleman Junkie
02. King Of Souls
03. Tales From the Scarecrowman
04. Cat's Eye Resurrection
05. Pig Heaven
Los Angeles, CA's Abysmal Dawn have announced that they will join forces with Sothis for a western US tour in December, dubbed the "Endless Wintour". This Metal Maniacs sponsored tour will kick-off on December 5th in Bakersfield, CA and will round out in Hollywood, CA on December 14th. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found below with more details to be announced shortly.
Abysmal Dawn are touring in support of their newly released Relapse debut "Programmed To Consume". The band has recently lensed the first video from the album, for title-track "Programmed To Consume". The video was shot in Los Angeles, CA with director Gary Smithson (Tomahawk, High On fire, Goatwhore) and is expected to make its world premiere imminently. Still photos taken during the video shoot can be viewed now in the 'photos' section of the band's MySpace
The names of the 14 songs on "Chinese Democracy" have been revealed by the website BestBuy.com in their product catalog. Also a small image of the cover art of the ridiculously-long-awaited new Guns N' Roses album has been posted on the online catalog, have a look at it here.
The tracklist of "Chinese Democracy" appears to be as follows:
01. Chinese Democracy
02. Shackler's Revenge
04. Street Of Dreams
05. If The World
06. There Was A Time
07. Catcher N' The Rye
09. Riad N' The Bedouins
13. This I Love
According to a ChineseDemocracy.com update, it is true that the album is coming out on 23rd of November. An official announcement will be made "soon" directly from Axl. The artwork we've seen listed on bestbuy.com is the official CD cover. The tracklist is legit and this is the right order. The album will be released worldwide the same day but it might hit the stores in some areas the next day. "Street Of Dreams" is confirmed as "The Blues".
Subliminal Crusher have issued the following update:
"The new record from Subliminal Crusher called "Endvolution" will be released on November 20th through Punishment 18 Records. The album, produced by Subliminal Crusher themselves, has been recorded and mixed by HwK at HwK Industries in Spoleto (PG, Italy), except for the drum tracks, recorded at Lightless Studios (TR, Italy) by former guitarist Elvys Damiano. The record has been mastered by Göran Finnberg (In Flames, Opeth, Dimmu Borgir...) at his own studio 'The Mastering Room AB' in Göteborg (Sweden).
Tracklist will be as follows:
02. Just All I Want
05. The Visionaire Pt.1: Desert Chains/Liberation
The Gates Of Slumber will be going on a month long U.S. tour in support of the epic "Conqueror" release (and following the success of their "Trapped In The Web" video, a video in which people are finally giving props to MTV for actually playing true metal for once) with comrades Demiricous on what is being dubbed as the Conquest Of Poverty Tour. The tour flyer can be found here. Sponsored by Metal Maniacs, the trio will be hitting up pretty much the major markets within the U.S. on this pillage in the name of Crom through the mire of a crippled economy. So support true metal. The routing goes as follows:
11/9/08 Denver, CO @ Funhouse
11/10/08 Boise, ID @ The Gusto Bar w/ Cast Into Eternity (ex-Arsis)
July 9-12, 2008 - In celebration of the 20th anniversary of their legendary album, "Kings Of Metal" Manowar had attendance of over 35,000 metal warriors during the greatest 4 days of heavy metal mayhem ever.
On November 27, 2008, you can experience the excitement and exhilaration of every fan in attendance as Magic Circle Music brings you the "Magic Circle Festival Volume 2 DVD" cover]. Featuring 2 discs packed with never-before-seen footage of songs from the first six Manowar albums - including some songs that have never been performed or presented on CD or DVD before - this DVD set is truly a historic package. This is the first opportunity to get songs like "Blow Your Speakers", "Death Tone", "Pleasure Slave", "Violence and Bloodshed" and "Kingdom Come" on DVD. This DVD also includes the first-ever live performance of Manowar's epic "The Crown and the Ring".