According to a posting on the band's website, "Silent Waters" will be the title of the upcoming Amorphis album. Prior to its release, the title track will be issued as a CD single in Finland and as a download single worldwide. Like its predecessor "Eclipse", the new album will be thematically based on an episode from Finland's national epic, the Kalevala.
01. Weaving The Incantation
02. A Servant
03. Silent Waters
04. Towards And Against
05. I Of Crimson Blood
06. Her Alone
09. The White Swan
10. Black River
11. Sign (bonus track on digipak)
Release date: August 29 (FI)/August 31 (other countries)
"The Silent Waters" single will contain the following tracks:
The remaining dates on the Earthshaker Roadshock tour — featuring Finntroll, Tarot, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, After Forever, Machine Men and All Ends — have been cancelled from Vienna May 5 th onwards. According to the official website, more info will follow soon.
The following dates have been affected:
May 05 - Vienna, Austria @ Planet Music
May 06 - Padova, Italy @ Sottoopra
May 07 - Pratteln, Switzerland @ Z7
May 08 - Essen, Germany @ Zeche Carl
May 09 - Saarbrücken, Germany @ Garage
May 10 - London, UK @ Scala
May 11 - Heerhugowaard, Holland @ Waerdse Tempel
May 12 - Strasbourg, France @ La Laiterie
May 13 - Paris, France @ La Locomotive
A statement regarding the cancellations by After Forever can be found at this location. And one by Finntroll at this location.
"Heavenly has been chosen to be the Scorpions opener for their french tour.
So the Scorpions and the Heavenly boyz gives you a "rendez-vous" in Paris, Nantes, Dijon & Rouen in order to "burn" all this Zenith!"
Posted on the official blog on Onslaught's MySpace:
"UK Thrashers Onslaught have been forced to cancel the remaining dates of their British tour due to a serious health issue concerning vocalist Sy Keeler.
The Onslaught frontman was rushed to hospital during the soundcheck at Leeds Rios suffering from an acute loss of vision. Keeler has since undergone an emergency operation to repair a detached retina in his left eye. If it was not for this immediate procedure the doctors said he would have almost certainly lost the sight in this eye.
Following the bands announcement to the Rios crowd regarding the situation , Onslaught were taken aback by the overwhelming warmth and support showed to them by the enthusiastic audience. This compelled the band to quickly reorganise and power through a few chosen classics with guitarist Nige Rockett handling the bulk of the vocal duties. Eviles' Matt Drake also joined the band onstage to scream out a thunderous version of Shellshock
The following update has been issued by guitarist Frank Harthoorn on Gorefest's official webpage:
"Exciting times in Gorefest-land. Tue Madsen's finished mixing some of our finest songs ever, and an excellent job he did. He managed to make everything sound even heavier than we'd imagined. Which is quite a feat, actually, because boy, our imaginations can be all over the place, I'll tell ya! Anyway, I guess it's pretty obvious we're quite pleased with the whole thing and, indeed, ourselves. Now, for some even more exciting details: the title of this Headbanger's Delight will be "Rise To Ruin". Nuclear Blast will be releasing it throughout Europe on august 3rd, with a UK release following 3 days later. I have no idea why, but there you go. Details on the US release date TBA. As with our previous CD La Muerte, "Rise To Ruin" will feature some wonderful artwork by british artist Rob 'Mid' Middleton.
Rumours that Mercyful Fate was going to play again started after the wedding of one of Force Of Evil's guitarists on March 19th.
This is what was written back then on Covenworldwide, the official Mercyful Fate and King Diamond webpage:
"A rare meeting took place at Michael Denner's wedding on March 17th.. Members from original Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Force Of Evil and Zoser Mez were all present to support Michael in getting married. Mercyful Fate presented 5 members, King Diamond presented 3 members, Force of Evil presented 5 members and Zoser Mez presented 4 members. Ole Bang, Tourmanager of all 4 bands since the beginning, was making sure all musicians were in place for the photoshoot."
The schedule time table is online here. You can already start to prepare your planning!
Note by the way this important notification: Cameras with flash will be strictly forbidden on the Sunday! Don't forget it if you don't want to go back to your car or your tent when you'll be all the way at the gates of the festival.
The camping will be better this year with more sanitary conditions, toilets but also showers and you'll be able to have breakfast in the morning (though the breakfast will not be free).
The price of the camping will be €10 (for 1 or 4 nights). It's not free but you have to know that the price that we have to pay for the fields for the camping and parking is really expensive. On the other hand, we will offer to all the campers a special "Hellfest Metal Bag" where they will be able to put their refundable glass bottles, their purchases of the day at the Extreme Market and where they will find some presents of our partners.
Plucked from the official Seasons Of Mist Newsletter:
"French Goth Metal act The Old Dead Tree will soon enter the Stage One Studio in Germany, to record their forthcoming album. The recording sessions will start on next June 3rd and last three weeks. Once again, the band decided to give trust to producer Andy "Master" Classen.
The band describes the new material as "a twisted and schizophrenic blend of evocative riffs and arrangements put together with an overload of sheer emotion. The new songs do widen the previous artistic borders without disavowing the typical musical identity of the band".
The Old Dead Tree's yet to be named third album is tentatively due for a worldwide release in autumn 2007, on Season of Mist. We will get you more details as soon as possible..."
Another new song 'Island Earth' from the upcoming album "Moons And Mushrooms" is now available on Lake Of Tears MySpace's page here.
You can also find on the same link another song 'Last Purple Sky' from "Moons And Mushrooms" which was released previously.
The 7th album from Lake of Tears, "Moons and Mushrooms" was released on April 22. The album comes in two editions: one standard jewel case and one limited edition digipack with the bonus track "Is There A Better Way".
The following message was posted on Theatres Des Vampires' official website:
"Theatres Des Vampires is going to participate in the soundtrack of the animated short Murnau The Vampire.
'Bring Me Back' will be the main track of the film, from his latest production Desire Of Damnation. Besides of 3 re-arranged versions of Jester's Shadow, Carnival Day and Curse Of Headless Christ.
They also confirmed his participation on the album, "Listen The Children Of The Night" with a remix of "La Danse Macabre Du Vampire". The original version of this song is part of the "Desire Of Damnation" album.
OM Animation Studio will follow the realization of the videoclip 'Bring Me Back' from the album "Desire Of Damnation", and this videoclip will be included in the upcoming DVD: "Murnau The Vampire".
The following message was posted on Vader's official website:
"A video clip of Polish death metal veterans Vader performing a cover of Slayer's "Raining Blood" Friday night (April 27) at The Gaelic Club in Sydney, Australia has been posted online at HailMetal.Com (free registration required). Photos from the gig can be found here.
In other news, Vader frontman Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek was recently interviewed by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia). Listen to the interview in streaming audio at the Triple J website: Windows Media, Real Media".
The lineup for the 2007 edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting is finally complete!
GMM is proud to present another top act with the final batch of names for GMM 2007:
Joe 'Satch' Satriani is one of the greatest contemporary guitar heroes. His first instrument was the piano, but he was so impressed by Jimi Hendrix that the guitar became the most important thing in his life. Joe initially earns his money playing in local bands and teaching guitar (Steve Vai and Kirk Hammett being famous pupils). Then in 1987, his instrumental second album 'Surfing with the Alien' forces an international breakthrough'. He hasn't looked back since and in the meantime this guitar virtuoso has compiled an impressive discography.
As posted on the official website:
Månegarm is searching for a live session drummer. You should live in the area of Stockholm and have quite a lot of earlier live experience. If you are interested and serious contact the band at: email@example.com
US Death Metallers Immolation have posted their new video for the track 'World Agony' on their website at this location.
The track comes off their upcoming new album "Shadows In The Light", which will be released on May 8th through Century Media Records.
Nearly three years have passed since the release of "Vere kutse kohustab", but Loits have not left their guns rusting in the ditch. On Estonian Flag Day, June 4th, the long-awaited "Must album" ("Black album"), encompassing nine songs of unheard-of brilliance. The record is not unlike a picture album left behind by the grand-grandparents, documenting not only photographs, but also all the joy expereiced, as well as the tragedy of one small nation. "Must album" does not glorify the love for the fatherland or the soldier's valour, not the beauty of life or the pain of grief, although the latter one acts like the cord that twines the songs together. The new Loits album is a gift of remembrance to those departed, serving also as a reminderto all that injustice never dies.