Danish metallers Anubis Gate have issued the following update:
"This summer will indeed be far from inactive in the Anubis Gate camp! We will start recording the drums at Hansen Studios early July, and after the drums have been tracked, guitars, keyboards and bass will be recorded at Kim Olesen's studio.
Jacob Hansen's vocals will be done at Hansen Studios, and Henrik Fevre's vocals + backing will be done at his own studio. The mix will be done mid August at Hansen Studios.
Locomotive will release the album February 2009.
All the songs have been written and lyrics are being completed as we write this.
We feel very strong about the new songs, that very much are following the lines of Andromeda Unchained, although with a twist. There's a feeling that some of the newer songs will be heavier, leaning a bit towards the hard riffage from "A Perfect Forever", as well as there are some new elements and surpising twists to the Anubis Gate sound. Every one of us is anxious to get started!
"Salem Underground's cover] official release date is June 6th, 2008. We will be playing a live show that night in Tel Aviv with Florida's finest, Obituary. The new DVD will be avaiable for the first time at the concert. Worldwide distribution will happen a couple of weeks later, more details about that later."
The new package includes a live DVD (Region free PAL, Stereo) with the following track list:
01. Foreplay (drums solo)
03. The Fading
05. Old Wounds
06. The Edge Of The Void
09. Eyes To Match A Soul
10. Freezing Moon
Following the departure of Guitarist Thorbjørn, Norwegian Viking Metallers Helheim have announced that his replacement will be Syrach guitarist Noralf, who had filled in for his predecessor during the band's recent European tour. Thorbjørn's decision to leave the band was taken after he felt that he wanted to concentrate more on other projects based on 70's Metal/Rock.
Drummer Hrymr made the following statement:
"We are truly sorry that Thorbjørn has decided to leave the band. He has been a central part of Helheim since he joined us in 1999. We owe many fantastic riffs and great ideas to that weird mind of his! Along with Lindheim and others he intends to focus on his project Sinking Sea, and we wish him great success for the future. On a positive note though, we have not had to go through a long process to find his replacement. Noralf is a fantastic guitarist, and he has already played and toured with us, so we know that he is the right person for the band. This will not affect his work with Syrach, and we are very happy he decided to join us permanently; we consider ourselves fortunate to get him".
On June 23, 2008, Regain Records will release the Gorgoroth live album, "True Norwegian Black Metal - Live In Grieghallen". According to a press release, the CD was recorded live at Grieghallen in Bergen, Norway by Eirik "Pytten" Hundvin, and features Infernus on bass and guitar, Gaahl on vocals, and Garghuf on drums.
"Live In Grieghallen" was mixed and mastered by Nico Elgstrand (Entombed) and features all the Gorgoroth "essential songs" from the band's back catalog performed live. A small picture of the cover art can be found here.
Finnish metallers Crystalic have posted the following update :
"It's time to go ahead. I have to leave Crystalic because my heart isn't 100% in the band anymore. I've always been a singer/songwriter and I want to continue my own musical journey. That means composing my own music from now on (as it was before Crystalic). I wish Toni and the rest of the band great future on their career."
"On the same breath we'd like to announce the addition of Matti Auerkallio (ex-Farmakon, Foxy Flammable, Avenie, Duality) as Crystalic's new singer/frontman. Matti is a really talented multi-instrumentalist and he growls like a demon and sings like an angel! So expect some clean vocals on our next album. The recordings are scheduled for the next fall."
Lemmy's story is about to move from the concert hall to the big screen. Tentatively titled "Lemmy", the documentary movie promises fans more access than ever before to Kilmister's life, and includes interviews with past and present bandmates and such peers/admirers as Slash, Dave Grohl, the Clash's Mick Jones, Alice Cooper, Steve Vai and wrestling superstar Triple H.
Directors/producers Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski are shooting the movie on a combination of HD video and super 16 mm film. "Lemmy" is planned for release in 2009 and a teaser clip is already available at http://www.lemmymovie.com/
German metallers Kreator have issued the following update:
"Kreator will enter the Titonus studios in Berlin on July 20th to record the highly anticipated follow up to their 2005 release "Enemy Of God".
For the yet untitled album the band will be working with German top producer Moses Schneider.
"The pre-production in our rehearsal studios went really smooth" says bandleader Mille Petrozza. "Moses´s way of working with bands takes place more on an emotional then on a technical level, wich means the album will sound very raw and direct. We´re trying to capture Kreator´s live energy and will be using nice vintage analogue equipment for the recordings this time. Expect a massacre!"
Guitarist Petter S. Freed has left The Project Hate, the Swedish band featuring vocalist Jörgen Sandström (ex-Entombed, Grave), guitarist Lord K. Philipson (God Among Insects, ex-Leukemia), bassist Michael Håkansson (Engel, ex-Evergrey), vocalist Jo Enckell (Ignorance Bliss) and drummer Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen (Relevant Few, Dracena, Runemagick, Lord Belial, Engel). New guitarist is Anders Bertilsson, known from Ruin and Coldworker.
Commented Petter S. Freed: "I've had lots of pleasant musical moments this far in my life. Many of them have been being locked up in a 200-square-foot flat with K. The magic that went down between 2002-2008 in that flat is something I will always look back at with a smile."
Sweden's One Man Army And The Undead Quartet have posted the following update:
"We're entering the studio once again and as always we give you the chance to follow the progress very closely. This time the studio diary has moved to Revolution-Music.dk. Join us there and have some fun. The madness starts on Monday the 2nd of June."
One Man Army And The Undead Quartet's other upcoming album "Grim Tales" will be released somewhere in October/November 2008 via Nuclear Blast. The band is also supporting Unleashed and Krisiun on Unleashed's European Tour in November.
More about the band on http://www.myspace.com/onemanarmyandtheundeadquartet.
Cavalera Conspiracy have posted two outtakes/b-side tracks from the recording sessions of the band's debut album "Inflikted" on their MySpace page. Check out the original track "In Conspiracy" and a cover of Possessed's "The Exorcist" at this location.
The new project, featuring Sepultura founding members Max (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums), alongside Joe Duplantier (bass), vocalist of French metallers Gojira, and Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo, will make its live debut tonight (Friday, May 30) at the Electric Weekend in Madrid, Spain.
A widget for Iced Earth's forthcoming single "I Walk Among You" can be found at this location
The new single and proceeding full-length studio album mark the return of longtime frontman, Matt Barlow to the band who's dark and sinister tones are the perfect fit to narrate the intense and viscous annihilation of mankind set in motion with the birth of the story's main character, "Set Abominae", in "Something Wicked Part II". The single will allow fans to get a glimpse of the bright future for the band, and the perhaps not-so-bright future for humanity as we now know it. The single will feature 3 songs, an exclusive version of the song "I Walk Alone" and a few tracks from "Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part 1)" with new vocal performances by Matt Barlow.
Danish Metalcore band As We Fight have issued the following update on their MySpace:
"After the departure of Jason Campbell in April, As We Fight can announce Esben Elnegaard Kjaer Hansen (Numbnuts, ex-Stomped) as the new vocalist.
Soren Hvidt states: "We are thrilled to announce that Esben Elnegaard Kjaer Hansen (Numbnuts, ex-Stomped) has joined As We Fight as the new vocalist. Esben is by no means new to touring life, which his work with Numbnuts, Stomped and stand-in duties in Nightrage demonstrates. Esben has already performed with us on five occasions, and we are very excited to have him on board!"
Esben Elnegaard Kjaer Hansen is currently locked away in the Smart N Hard Studio with producer Jacob Bredahl (Hatesphere, Koldborn) recording vocals for As We Fight's third album "Meet Your Maker", which will see a release later 2008.
US metaller Overlorde have posted the following update:
"Overlorde announces that the band has parted ways with vocalist Chris Colfax. Kong, Dave and M.E. wish Chris the best of luck!
Meanwhile, the band will now begin to look for a replacement. The band is well into preparing for its next release on Sonic Age Records, the followup to the highly acclaimed CD titled "Return Of The Snow Giant". So the vocalist should be ready to hit the ground running.
Any interested vocalists should feel free to contact the band at vocal_search overlorde com. Let Overlorde know how to hear some of you work online and give us some basic information about yourself.
In other News... the band's namesake song "Overlorde", has been added to the Myspace Music Player."
"Kolossus", the new album from Norwegian metallers Keep Of Kalessin, is available for streaming in its entirety at the band's MySpace page.
The album will be released in Europe on June 6th (North America on June 10th) by Indie Recordings and licensed to Nuclear Blast for the following territories: Germany, Austria, Switzerland and rest of the world outside Europe (except Australia and Russia).