Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice, the forthcoming album from Finnish hard-rockers HIM, is available for streaming online in its entirety at the band's MySpace page.
Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice will be released on February 9 via Sire Records.
Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice cover art] tracklist:
01. In Venere Veritas
02. Scared To Death
04. Dying Song
05. Disarm Me (With Your Loneliness)
06. Love, The Hardest Way
07. Katherine Wheel
08. In The Arms Of Rain
09. Ode To Solitude
10. Shatter Me With Hope
11. Acoustic Funeral (For Love In Limbo)
12. Like St. Valentine
13. The Foreboding Sense Of Impending Happiness
Arizona-based metallers Flotsam & Jetsam will embark on a European headlining tour in April.
Announced dates are as follows:
April 01 - Amesfoort, Holland - De Kelder
April 02 - Eindhoven, Holland - Dynamo
April 03 - Leeuwarden, Holland - Romein
April 04 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle
April 05 - Colmar, France - Le Grillen
April 06 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto Club
April 07 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
April 08 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Live
April 10 - Tongeren, Belgium - De Velnix
April 11 - Istanbul, Turkey - Live Club
April 12 - Athens, Greece - Sin City
Swedish metallers Pain have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"We've created a place for all Pain headz to meet up and discuss everything from Pain songs and shows to Peters beard and how much money Johan spends monthly on hygiene hair products. Hopefully we'll be able to answer some of your questions, ask you questions, and maybe we'll get to know each other a little bit better. You'll find it at this location.
Pain will only visit one summer festival 2010. But it will feel and sound like fifteen, he he. We will put all the energy, all the songs, all the headbanging, all the lights, all the power, all the volume, and all the booze we usually spend on a whole summer into one show. Which one it is will be official later this month (February)
We are very excited to bring you these news! We are almost done writing the songs for the new album, and we couldn't be happier! There is a general feeling that this is gonna be a really great album. Every time I listen to ourselves playing the songs, I can't help smiling. We are totally into every little detail and small part to make this one of the best Angra albums ever.
The rehearsals are taking place at Ricardo's country house, near São Paulo. We don't have TV or internet, and phone signal is very poor, so we can't help but concentrate fully on the composition process, and this is intentional. We have a whole new set of challenges in the new arragements, since every part of them is being taken to the next level, both technically and musically.
Following the Funeral Nation tour headlined by Marduk and Anaal Nathrakh, UK based Black Metal band, Zebadiah Crowe, will release their new album in the UK on March 1, 2010.
The new album entitled: Grawl! The Many Deaths Of The Great Beast is Zebadiah Crowe's third release. The album was produced and recorded in the UK by Zebadiah Crowe's most infamous member, "The Horrid". The cover art design was done by artist Adrian Smith who has showcased his talent on Sci Fi and horror book covers all over the world, most notably The Black Library.
Grawl! The Many Deaths Of The Great Beast will be released by North American Extreme Metal label and global distributor Apocrypha Recogreerds.
It's the news that metal fans across the UK have been waiting for, for some time now - metal titans Arch Enemy are going to headline the UK... and they're bringing Sabbat & Enslaved with them!
Singer Angela Gossow checked in from the road to say a few words to the UK fans: "We strongly felt its time to visit the shores of The United Kingdom Of Heavy Metal again! We miss you, ladies and gentlemen! We only did the Bloodstock Festival in 2009. It was a fantastic gig and reminded us of why we love the Amott brothers' homeland so much. Even better, we are bringing the UK cult thrashers Sabbat with us and the Norwegian Sons Of Darkness, Enslaved! We will cook up a devastating setlist for this run and won't leave any prisoners behind ;-) Get ready for The Metal Hammer Meltdown attack!"
New York, NY Florida metallers Trivium are pleased to announce Nick Augusto as their new permanent drummer. Augusto was introduced to Trivium fans when he filled in behind the kit on last fall's "Into the Mouth of Hell We Tour" trek. He is now stepping in to permanently replace the departing Travis Smith.
Vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy commented: "We're really happy to have our good friend and fellow Floridian Nick Augusto join the Trivium family. Nick's drumming is very technical and diverse and he brings a real intense energy to the band and we can't wait for everyone to hear the new song, "Shattering The Skies Above", that we just recorded with Nick. I think it's the best Trivium recording we've ever done; it's raw, full of energy and I think Nick's drumming really pushed us to a new level."
Eparistera Daimones, the forthcoming debut album by Triptykon, the group founded by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior, is not only musically a leviathan. Remarkably, the album will also feature the epic artwork by renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger and New York-based surrealist Vincent Castiglia.
In an exceptionally rare gesture, HR Giger has granted Triptykon the use of his dramatic painting "Vlad Tepes" (work no. 412, 200 x 140 cm, acrylic on paper on wood, 1978). It is the artist's first authorized appearance on an album cover in 17 years, and the second time he collaborates with Warrior (following Celtic Frost's To Mega Therion album in 1985).
UK metallers Anterior have issued the following update on their MySpace page:
"Hey sexy people,
After a long time searching we have finally found a new drummer. If any of you saw us play in December the fine gentlemen behind the kit will now be joining the band full time. We would like to welcome James Cook into the band and are very excited to see what he adds to the fold.
He did a great job on our December tour with only a few rehearsals before hand. He is a great guy and an exceptional musician.
On this note we are still writing for the album and cannot wait to see what James can add to the new material. We will be going into the studio
in a few months time to record our second album to be released later this year on Metal Blade records.
"Fire Ants", a new song from Italian metallers Raintime, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
"Fire Ants" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Psychromatic, which is scheduled for release on March 19 in the US via Bieler Bros Records (during May 2010 in Europe (excluding UK) by Lifeforce Records).
"Another Night In London", the new video from US metallers Devildriver, can be viewed at this location. The clip was directed by Daniel Burke and contains performance footage that was shot in October 2009 in London, England during Devildriver's lastest European headlining tour.
"Another Night In London" comes off the band's latest album, Pray For Villains, which was released on July 2009 via Roadrunner Records.
Canadian metallers Thine Eyes Bleed have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
Been receiving lots of questions about our future lately and figured we were due for an update.
First and foremost we are still a band and have not called it a day. Our biggest task in doing this was to once again find the right 5th man. We have had a rotating guitarist for far too long. Don't get me wrong we have been fortunate in having some talented people fill the slot.
When we began putting the wheels back on the truck, so to speak, we made the decision to find someone closer to home, both musically and regionally.
Jimmy Reid will always be our brother. We love and miss him and have nothing but respect for him.
Norwegian metallers In Vain have posted online two new songs, "Captivating Solitude" and "Dark Prophets, Black Hearts", on their MySpace page.
The two new songs come off the band's forthcoming album, Mantra, which is scheduled for release on January 18, 2010 via Indie Recordings.
Mantra cover art] tracklist:
01. Captivating Solitude
03. Ain't No Lovin'
04. On The Banks Of The Mississippi
05. Circle Of Agony
06. Wayakin (The Guardian Spirit Of The Nez Perce)
07. Dark Prophets, Black Hearts
08. Sombre Fall, Burdened Winter
UPDATE (thanks to BudDa)
"Captivating Solitude", the new video from Norwegian metallers In Vain, has been made available online.
"Fear Campaign", the new video from US metallers Fear Factory, has been made available online. The video was directed by the team of Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci for Boston-based, Emmy nominated Killswitch Productions. The clip was filmed in Los Angeles with additional photographic elements and all post production completed in Boston.
"Fear Campaign" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Mechanize, which will be released on February 5 in Europe via AFM Records and on February 9 in the US via Candlelight Records.