Sick Of It All will enter the studio in early-November to begin recording their next full-length. The band has written sixteen songs thus far, though not all of the tracks will appear on the album. New song titles include "Dominated," "A Month of Sundays," "Hope and Fear," "Bent Out of Shape," and "Dirty Money." A spring-2010 release is expected via an unannounced label (the group is in the process of finalizing a deal).
Henri Pirkkalainen, drummer of Excalion, has revealed the title of the new album: "High Time".
"The news that many people have been asking about is here. The title for the third Excalion album is "High Time". It will be released by Limb music in early 2010. More accurate day will be announced as the album is ready. The mixing of the album started today at studio Watercastle, Jyväskylä. The artwork is being finalized aswell. The band is feeling extremely strong and can't wait to get the album released."
The pioneers of the "Gothenburg Sound" have posted the "Final Resistance" live video from the upcoming "Where Death Is Most Alive" DVD online.
The show was recorded last year at the Rolling Stone Club in Milan, Italy. Disc 1 of the DVD contains 20 tracks Live In Milan and disc 2 offers the "Out Of Nothing" Dark Tranquillity documentary, another 21 rare live videos and all promo videos. Here's the link to the DVD trailer.
Furthermore Dark Tranquillity are proud to announce a special 20 Years party in their hometown Gothenburg. Mikael Stanne commented: "The day is drawing near. The day when we celebrate our 20th anniversary by releasing this DVD that we've been working our asses off on. The result is something that we feel is pretty spectacular and we felt like sharing it with some our friends and fans. So we figured what better way to do so than to have a special screening right here in Gothenburg. Right in the heart of the city in one of our most classic movie theaters.
Nightrage have announced, they now have added an additional eight shows to the Mexican tour in February-March 2010. Some of these dates and venues are tentative, so check back with regularly to get the latest updates.
Here are all Nightrage Mexican tour dates:
Feb 27 2010 - Mexico City - Hard Rock Live (Extreme Sound Festival)
Feb 28 2010 - Cuernavaca - Foro de PIT
Mar 05 2010 - Guadalajara - Auditorio FEU
Mar 06 2010 - Torreon - TBA
Mar 07 2010 - Durango - TBA
Mar 12 2010 - Ciudad Obregón - Salon Chaparral
Mar 13 2010 - Hermosillo - TBA
Mar 14 2010 - TBA - TBA
After returning from several festivals including Battlefield Metal Fest in Spain, Up The Hammers in Greece, and Manowar's Magic Circle Festival in Germany, and before starting pre-production of the forthcoming, third full lenght studio album, Polish female fronted Heavy Metal squad Crystal Viper, entered the Polish MP Studio to record the "Stronghold: Under Siege" song, for the most awaited board game of the year: Stronghold. The song has been recorded with Mariusz Pietka behind the recording/mixing console, and with Bart Gabriel as the producer. The "Stronghold" single will be released on October 8th as the digital download and CD single, which will be added to the European edition of the Stronghold game. The band is also working on the official video clip for the song, which will feature XIII and XV century knight brotherhoods.
The new Samael video for "Black Hole" can be viewed here.
Comment by the band: "If your favourite video clip from Samael is "Baphomet's Throne" you're going to love the new "Black Hole" video. It's black and white with lots of live footages taken from the latest Swiss shows all mixed up with various designs and animations. It has been filmed and edited by Sergeï Ulyanov who happens to be the bass player of Makro's death/doom metal band Sludge. We've tried to come up with something simple which would fit the intensity and aggressiveness of the song. The video is very dense and hard to digest at once... you've been warned."
Phoenix, Arizona's Landmine Marathon have announced the title and other details of their forthcoming release on Prosthetic Records. The album is entitled, "Sovereign Descent ," and was recorded at guitarist Ryan Butler's Arcane Digital Recording Studios, where he's recorded past efforts from the band, as well as Misery Index, Phobia, The Funeral Pyre and many more. The album will be mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Converge, Hatebreed, The Dillinger Escape Plan). The cover art is being handled by acclaimed artist Dan Seagrave who's done covers for acts such as Entombed, Dismember, Morbid Angel, Suffocation and many many more. "Sovereign Descent" will see a release in early 2010. The band documented the recording sessions via video blogs which can be seen at their site.
Belphegor have uploaded the videoclip for the track "Der Geistertreiber" right here.
The video was shot in Abtenau, Austria with director Walter Fanninger.
Vocalist/guitarist Helmuth stated: "The song is about the celebration on the 30th of April, better known as the Walpurgis Nacht, the occult celebrations on the mountain. It's the first time that we hired a professional camera team for a Belphegor video, so the result is beyond amazing. We rented a cottage three days high in the mountains in middle of nowhere in the woods. There was nothing around. Just a lot of excess, alcohol, substances etc. Was a great intense time!"
The song was taken from the band's upcoming album "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn" to be released via Nuclear Blast on October 9th (Europe) and 20th (North America).
Italian deathcore specialists Stigma have been holed up in pre-production for their as-yet-untitled sophomore release which will be produced by former Bleeding Through and current Bring Me The Horizon guitarist Jona Weinhofen and mixed & mastered by Scott Atkins (Behemoth, Cradle Of Filth, Sylosis, Ignominous Incarceration).
Additionally, Stigma have parted ways with guitarist Morgan Ferrua and will enter the studio this November as a four piece. The group recently stated: "After nearly seven years together we decided to part ways with our guitar player Morgan. There's no bad blood between us, we'd like to thank him for the time he spent in the band and wish him the best in whatever he'll do in the future. We'll record the new album as a four piece; in the meantime we'll look for the right shredder to join the band.
Within Temptation's latest video "Utopia" can be viewed below. The song is a duet between Sharon and a new English singer who goes by the name of Chris Jones. The song comes off the band's upcoming live album "An Acoustic Night At The Theatre", which will be released on November 2nd. More info about "An Acoustic Night At The Theatre" here.
Here we are with the first list of bands for the Hellfest 2010!
7 SECONDS - AGNOSTIC FRONT - ARCHITECTS - ARCH ENEMY - ATHEIST - BEHEMOTH - BLACK COBRA - BLOODBATH - BORN FROM PAIN - COUNT RAVEN - DARK FUNERAL - DYING FETUS - EARTH CRISIS - FINNTROLL - GENERAL SURGERY - GHOST BRIGADE - GWAR - IMMORTAL - KAMPFAR - NEGURA BUNGET - OBSCURA - RWAKE - SAVIOURS - SECRETS OF THE MOON - SEPULTURA - SUFFOCATION - SWALLOW THE SUN - SWORN ENEMY - TANKARD - TWISTED SISTER - WALLS OF JERICHO - WEEDEATER
80 bands are still to be announced, including headliners!
Early booking rates are already available through Digitick www.digitick.com for 99€ between September, 30 and November, 28 2009, for a 20% save on the final ticket price! Don't wait to get your key to heaven!
In the wake of Candiria's latest release, "Toying With The Insanities", current members of the band have heard the sad news that original Candiria guitarist, Chris Puma, passed away last week, on September 20th.
The band has issued the following statement: "Chris Puma died on September 20th 2009. The cause is not known to us, as his family did not speak of it. He leaves behind two children, 3 year old Aislinn A'marie and a 4 month old Aidan Todd. Chris was a great friend to the founding members of the band, and a respected musician among his friends and peers. He was a kind and gentle person and he will be missed."
Puma was one of the founding members of the band, playing guitar in Candiria from 1992 to 1997, while helping to create the unique sound that Candiria is known for today. He can be heard on such Candiria records as "Deep In The Mental" (1995) and "urrealistic Madness" (1995).
Videos for the band's entire performance at this year's Brutal Assault in the Czech Republic have been uploaded onto youtube. This was the band's second show with new vocalist Sam Bean.
Videos can be found at these locations:
1/2 Lords And Masters / Under The Three Spheres
3/4 Tomb Of Kings / To Where The Sun Never Leaves
5 Wrath Of God
6 Beyond The Eyes Of Man
7 Worlds Beyond The Veil
8 Behind The Shadows
In reason of really poor tickets pre-sales (around 400 tickets had been sold instead of the 4,500 attendees needed in order for the festival to be "safe"), the Tattoo The Mind festival 2 is cancelled.
This is the message which was sent by the organizers to the band Shining (which also comment that the organization has always be honest and correct with them):
"As the organizer and producer of the TATTOO THE MIND Festival taking place the 10th & 11th of October in Metz (France), I make my own duty to give you some information about its progressing through this mail.
Only 13 days to the opening of the doors and the few pre-sales we have already scored until today for this event has been becoming very worrying.