System of a Down have set the release of their new album to be in the fall of this year, according to a
message in their website http://systemofadown.com/comingsoon/
"With regards to the recording process guitarist Daron Malakian said in the statement, "We'll play a song through and record it, listen to it and decide what could make it even better — repeat a chorus, simple rearrangement, we all spark off of each other. Some of the new songs have really great moments — we want to make the entire song a really great moment."
According to Malakian, some surprising influences can be heard in SYSTEM's new work. "The influences range from KRAFTWERK to DARKTHRONE to the ZOMBIES to the BEACH BOYS, but it all fits together," he said. "It works" "
The british stoner/doom band is recording their new sixth album, it will be called "Seeds of Decay", these are some titles of the new songs: "Oro The Manslayer", "Corpsecycle", "Sabbadaius Sabbattum", "Eripmav Moon", "This Body Thy Tomb", "Everything Is Dying" and "Upon Azraels Wings". Moreover, Dave Patchett will be in charge of the art work (who have already made some covers for Cathedral).
After the different personal projects and issues, the members of Hammerfall focus again on the band for the recording of a new album. The recording will be done in Denmark with producer Charlie Bauerfeind, the release of the album is already planned on 07/03/2005. Also, they plan to release a single in January, Oscar Dronjak revealed some names of the songs of the new album: "The Templar Flame", "Born To Rule" and "Fury Of The Wild".
From the official page of the band:
The recording has finally come to an end, Nick flys home from LA this week after completing the vocals for the album and the final process of mixing and mastering can commence.
Some working titles for the songs are as follows:
Through the silence
Getting over the madness
Accept the pain
Close your eyes
The laws of cause
The new Suidakra album, the 7th release of this band, will be called "Command To Charge".
"We'll be in the recording studio from Nov. 1st - 24th. Right now 80% of the new material is finished. We will continue playing some of the new tracks live on the next gigs".
The whole Suidakra show at the Scream Festival (Lübeck on 01.10.04) will be filmed by several cameras, maybe to be released later as a live DVD or as bonus material for the upcoming record "Command To Charge".
Also, at the Scream festival, the band will celebrate its 10th year anniversary.
From the official page of the Finnish folk band Tenhi:
Tenhi has almost finished the recordings for the upcoming full-length album which ought to be released in February-March 2005. It promises to be an intense and strong album which will take the Tenhi saga into even further spheres. The album is once again recorded at UTUstudio and will be released by Prophecy. Tenhi has also extended the original three longplay album record deal with one additional longplay album.
Singer Pasi Koskinen decided to leave the band after 9 long years. Pasis last apperance will be at Kontu Rock 21.8.2004. All touring plans will go ahead as scheduled and rumours of a replacement already exists. We are waiting for a statement from Pasi in the near future.
US tour with Type O Negative
AMORPHIS are scheduled to support TYPE O NEGATIVE on a U.S. tour beginning in early October. Confirmed dates so far include the following:
Oct. 07 - Toad´s Place - New Haven, CT
Oct. 11 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Oct. 12 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
Oct. 15 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 30 - Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
THE AMENTA have began pre production for the video clip for Erebus - taken from their debut album "Occasus". Taking the reigns are Steff and Dalibor from Entropy films, directors critically acclaimed feature film - 'Zero Tolerance Squad' - winner of the awards for Best Director and Best Film as well as other awards at the Fifth Planet Indie Film Festival.
The Amenta's debut album "Occasus" has been receiving excellent reviews already.
Metal Heart Magazine - 9/10
Grind Zone Magazine - 9/10
Rock Tribune Magazine - 89/100
Eternal Terror Webzine - 5.5 / 6
Lords of Winter Webzine - 8.5 / 10
Metalstorm.ee Webzine - 9/10
Occasus will be released on August 30 in Europe and Australia etc.; and in October in North America.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT: STEFAN SAYS GOODBYE!
After 6 years as the vocalist of Morifade, Stefan now has decided to leave his position in the band!
His own statement follows:
"Due to personal reasons I have decided that my days in Morifade are over. I would like to thank the guys in the band, it´s been a wonderful journey! Best of luck in the future! I would also like to thank my family and friends for their support and understanding through the years. But above all my thanks goes out to all the fans around the world for your everlasting support and devotion. Thank you for some truly unforgettable moments!"
Stefan's decision to leave the band did not come as a chock to us when he broke the news a couple of months ago, we had felt this coming for about a year and a half.
After the colombian tour, the argentinian heavy metalers enter in the studio to the recording of the new album, it will be recorde in Buenos Aires, in a study closed, exclusive to the band.
The album is expect to be out in november, and it will be produced by guitarrist Walter Giardino.
Acording to Magnament coordinator of Judas Priest, they will be not doing more shows this year in order to finnish the new album, that have is expect to be out at: 28/12/2004. They're also working on a new World Tour in early 2005.
Steve Tucker have decide to leave the band, David Vincent will be in charged of the vocals and bass, here is a message from Steve:
"After many problems and much discussion with the people around me, the people I trust. I have decided it is necessary for me to step away from Morbid Angel. It has been a long trip with a lot of great shows and I have made many friends along the way. The Morbid Angel fans that not only excepted me ,but reveled in my being a part of the band, have been the greatest thing about my time in Morbid Angel, they are the reason I came back to the band.
There are many reasons for me leaving the band, personal reasons, musical reasons and very logical reasons. All of which will stay between me and the band . Morbid Angel existed many years before I came along and will for many more I am sure.
September 13 will see the release of ELEND's new album "Sunwar The Dead", the second part of a cycle of five albums started with "Winds Devouring Men."
In contrast to the slow, relatively calm and intimist "Winds Devouring Men", "Sunwar the Dead" is a furious, dark and fast effort. Some of the tracks must be ranked as the most brutal ever composed by ELEND. On "Sunwar The Dead", ELEND are accompanied by a ensemble of more than 50 classically
trained musicians and singers.
"Sunwar The Dead" is going to feature the following tracks:
3. Sunwar The Dead
4. Ares In Their Eyes
5. The Hemlock Sea
6. La terre n'aime pas le sang