05:06 - Apothecary But yes, that other one was quite nice, if you were at all interested. Pretty stunning use of native percussion [link]
05:05 - Apothecary I'm terribly indecisive when it comes to sharing new music discoveries on here. If I shared everything I wanted to, believe me, you all would be overloaded with at least 4 pages of shouts
04:55 - no one wonder why you deleted the last shout
04:51 - Apothecary Some of the best ambient I've yet heard this year. Not sure how I managed to miss this back in January. Seriously cool [link]
Finnish metallers Finntroll have issued the following update:
"Sonic Pump Studios is under attack!
Monday, July 27th, 2009 will be remembered as the "Day Of Wrath", when the sky rained fire and molten plague. And also because Finntroll will enter Sonic Pump Studios to start the recordings of our... hmm, fifth...? I guess so, yet-untitled album.
We will try to keep you guys informed about the nasty stuff we do there via diary or even a video diary (gasp!) to see how badly it goes.
And for the record, all confirmed gigs will be played, so no need to worry about that."
In other news, as previously reported here, Finntroll filmed and recorded a recent show at the world-famous Melkweg in Amsterdam, for an as-yet-untitled DVD, which will be released in September via Spinefarm Records.
In conjunction with UK's leading Extreme Metal publication Terrorizer Magazine, the latest debut album from all-star Gorelords Bone Gnawer entitled "Feast Of Flesh" will be available for streaming in its entirety from 20th July 2009 till 26th July 2009. Click here to check it out.
The American/Swedish collaboration Bone Gnawer, which features the legendary Kam Lee (Massacre/ex-Denial Fiend), Rogga Johansson (Paganizer), Ronnie Bjornstorm (Ribspreader, Hate Ammo) and Morgan Lie (Naglfar) have unleash their debut album "Feast Of Flesh" in early June 2009.
"Feast Of Flesh" covert art] tracklist:
01. Feast Of Flesh
02. Sliced And Diced
03. Cannibal Cook-Out
04. Make Yo Die Slow
The wait is finally over. Philly's underground legends, Goreaphobia are back with a vengeance. A vengeance entitled "Mortal Repulsion".
This long-awaited full-length debut from one of death metal's pioneers is a bludgeoning, yet calculated, masterclass in old-school death metal. In an era where trends, tricks and toddlers have pockmarked our beloved and bloody metal scene with a slew of half-assed efforts, Goreaphobia has taken it upon themselves to re-teach a long forgotten lesson in brutality.
On August 18, Goreaphobia and Ibex Moon Records will unleash the beast that is "Mortal Repulsion" and not a single soul will be spared. Here are the cover art and the complete tracklisting:
After Jape Perätalo's last - somewhat confusing - message, he decided a few months later he will continue To/Die/For after all. What's more, the band is busy working on a new album. Here's the update:
"At the moment, me (Jape Perätalo) and Tonmi "Malakias IV" Lillman are writing new songs. We have a lot of material and in August we will hit the studio in Helsinki for the first recordings.
We have no guitarist(s) yet. At the studio we will use... someone. It is not that easy to find a human being who would be able to work with me and Tonmi, and especially he should not be 'a metal' guy at all.
We are not gonna fill new songs with guitars! (Which does not mean that there is not guitars at all!) This time we will create something new, but it will sound as To/Die/For, for sure. Main idea is that it must be fresh!
"We are currently in the studio working on "Graveyard Classics 3". We are about 60% finished with tracking. Everything is going great and we are having a lot of fun laying these new songs down. More info and tracklisting to come.
On a side note - we are really looking forward to headlining Party.San Festival in Bad Berka Germany next month August 8th."
Brutal Truth sees the world premiere of their brand new video, for "Sugardaddy", online now via MySpace Metal. "Sugardaddy", the first video from the band's new full-length "Evolution Through Revolution", was directed by Tyson Montrucchio for Heretic Digital Demonics.
"Evolution Through Revolution", Brutal Truth's first album in ten years, saw its international release in April and is streaming in its entirety at this location.
US metallers Dying Fetus have unveiled the artwork for their forthcoming album, "Descend Into Depravity", online now via the band's newly redesigned MySpace page.
"Descend Into Depravity" will be released on September 15 in North America (September 21 in rest of the World) via Relapse Records. The album was recorded at Wright Way Studios with producer Steve Wright in the band's hometown of Baltimore, MD.
"Descend Into Depravity" cover art] tracklist:
01. Your Treachery Will Die With You
02. Shepherd's Commandment
03. Hopeless Insurrection
04. Conceived Into Enslavement
05. Atrocious By Nature
06. Descend Into Depravity
Guitarist Gus G. of Greek metallers Firewind has issued the following update:
"The past few months for us have been really great. We decided to do select shows and festivals in 2009, so that we can concentrate on writing new material.
So in May we embarked on a 6 date UK / Ireland tour together with Stratovarius and Eden's Curse. All gigs were great and we already miss our UK fans right now... but we'll be back in UK and Ireland in 2010 that's for sure!
So, straight out of the final gig with Stratovarius and into the festival mood we played a bunch of great festivals like Metal Days (Switzerland), Rock Hard (Germany), Graspop (Belgium) for the 2nd year in a row and Tuska (Finland). Then we played a very special show in Greece (and the only one for the rest of the year). We played with the Scorpions & Dokken @ Creta Festival which took place in the beautiful island of Crete. I'm sure all good tourists know where that is.
"24 Years", the new video from German metallers Caliban, has been made available online.
"24 Years" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Say Hello To Tragedy" cover art], which is scheduled for release on August 24 in Europe (August 25 in the US) via Century Media Records. The album was produced by Benny Richter, co-produced by guitarist Marc Goertz and was mixed by Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz.
The Fall Of Every Season mastermind Marius Strand has issued the following update:
"After quite a tiresome year of education and work, the summer has come and I've finally had time to work on The Fall Of Every Season again. The band's new record, a concept-album entitled "Amends", is finally completed, but I still haven't decided on any label for releasing it. For the ones out there who have been waiting for new material, I've decided to put up a full new song from the album. The song is called "The Mammoth", and I sincerely hope you'll sit through the 14 minutes of music and find yourself inspired. (MySpace messed up the quality of the song completely, so I'm putting it on a standalone player, not the usual MySpace-player.) The material on the new record has been dwelling in my head for a couple of years now, and it's quite a relief to finally "let go" of it. It's definitely an evolution of The Fall Of Every Season's sound."
Finnish metallers Poisonblack have issued the short following update on their MySpace blog:
"Poisonblack will enter studios with Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, Amorphis, Ensiferum) in August 2009. The still unnamed album will be released in the beginning of the year 2010. Have a nice summer boys and girls."
Norwegian schizo metallers Atrox have uploaded a previously unreleased track on their official website and MySpace page. The song is called "Den Store Hvite Stillhet", which means "The Big White Silence" in Norwegian. It is inspired by polar explorer Roald Amundsen. An outtake from the "Binocular" recording sessions, "Den Store Hvite Stillhet" did not make the final cut for the album.
In other news, guitarist Rune Sørgård will not be joining the band for the upcoming gigs, since he will soon become a father. He will be replaced on those shows by Trond Engum from The 3rd And The Mortal, who will step in as a live session guitarist.