Scar Symmetry have posted a new track, "Morphogenesis", from their upcoming album, "Holographic Universe", which is set to be unleashed on June 20th through Nuclear Blast. To listen the song go to this location.
"Holographic Universe" tracklist again:
02. Timewave Zero
04. Artificial Sun Projection
05. The Missing Coordinates
06. Ghost Prototype I (Measurement Of Thought)
07. Fear Catalyst
09. Prism And Gate
10. Holographic Universe
11. The Three-Dimensional Shadow
12. Ghost Prototype II (Deus Ex Machina)
As previously announced Metal Mind Productions will release first ever Gorgoroth's DVD. "Black Mass Krakow 2004" DVD with their spectacular show recorded in Krakow, Poland will finally see the light of day on 9th June in Europe and 10th June in US (via MVD).
The DVD will be available in two versions: as a standard DVD and as a very unique star metalpack DVD edition limited to 5000 copies! (more information about this DVD is available here).
Also you can see an exclusive preview track 'Procreating Satan' on MetalMindPoland's official site on YouTube at this location (or by clicking here for a direct link to the video).
The Gathering have posted an update on their official website's forum about the new material they are currently working on.
Sorry it has been a while since you've heard from us. We apologize for this. It actually means that we have been really busy with the band. During the last couple of months we created a lot of new ideas that lead to the first songs of our upcoming CD. Yes, we are working on a new album! Or actually, two new albums! Many of our new songs are very rock and guitar orientated and will end up on a heavy rock album for sure. The second album will be filled with more 'shoe gaze', dreamy tracks.
We can imagine if you are very curious about new vocalists. Currently, we are working with several. It feels very refreshing and interesting to work with different voices and it adds beautiful new colours to our music. Names will be presented as soon as our ideas become more concrete. As promised you will hear new material by the end of this year. The release of our new album is planned for Spring 2009.
Nuclear Blast is very proud to announce its newest signing: technical brutal Death Metal institution Decrepit Birth from Santa Cruz, California. The band, founded in 2001, has so far released two highly acclaimed albums, "…And Time Begins" and "Diminishing Between Worlds" in 2003 and 2008.
Here's a statement from the band:
"Nuclear Blast has a special tradition for signing some of the best Metal acts of all time including Death, Dimmu Borgir, Testament and Exodus just to name a few. We feel very lucky and honoured to be a part of the family! Our intention is to take the music to the next level and continue to release quality Progressive Death Metal. We are confident to have Nuclear Blast in our corner! We also want to thank Unique Leader Records very much for the years of dedication to Decrepit Birth. After we complete more touring in support of the current release, we will begin pre-production for the next album."
Poisonblack, the Finnish band featuring former Sentenced frontman Ville Laihiala, has posted a new song, "Left Behind", on its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's third album. "A Dead Heavy Day", which was recorded at Soundmix Studio in Poisonblack's hometown of Oulu with Kari Vähäkuopus. The CD was mixed by Aksu Hanttu at Grooveland Studio in Lahti.
Commented Poisonblack drummer Tarmo Kanerva: "'Left Behind' is the very first track we wrote and rehearsed for "A Dead Heavy Day". We already included it in our live set for a while and found out that it's a very cool song that is fun to play live. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!"
Finnish metal band Eternal Tears Of Sorrow has signed a new recording deal with KHY Suomen Musiikki Oy, a Finnish label. At the moment, the band is doing pre-production for their sixth album that will be released in March 2009. As with the previous five albums, the album will be recorded at Tico-Tico Studio in Kemi, Finland.
During their fourteen-year-long career, the band has cemented their reputation as one of the finest metal acts, which has already opened doors for the band; it's still almost a year before the album is going to be released, and it has already been licenced to Massacre Records (who will be release the album in Europe excluding Finland) and Marquee/Avalon (who is going to release the album in Asia).
American Death metallers Six Feet Under have entered Morrisound Studios in Florida, Tampa to begin recording their new CD. An update by the band reads as follows:
"We have entered Morrisound Studios here in Tampa to begin recording our new CD!! It feels like coming back home!! Chris Carroll is at the healm, laying down the new tracks, also our old friend Bill Metoyer is helping out with recording the drums, its awesome to have bill with us on this one-as you may know he recorded our CD warpath. It's great to be back in the studio and we feel really psyched to lay these new songs down, they are some of the best stuff we have come up with, and can't wait for all of our fans to hear the new stuff!!"
"The unstoppable Montreal killing machine, Cryptopsy, has wreaked havoc throughout the extreme metal genre for more than a decade, but in 2008 the band has returned stronger than ever. Cryptopsy have ultimately crafted their career defining release, "The Unspoken King", which could quite possibly also be their most brutal, yet dynamic offering. The much anticipated new effort is set for a June 24th release, which perfectly coincides with their participation in this year's crushing Summer Slaughter touring package. This tour features some of the finest acts in the genre today, so click this link for the complete list of bands and touring schedule.
"Following intense and very constructive discussions, Steamhammer/SPV have announced their future collaboration with Swedish dark melodic metal act, Evergrey. The deal includes not only the group's brand-new studio album, "Torn", which will arrive at the stores at the beginning of September, but also Evergrey's complete back catalogue. Evergrey mastermind Tom S. Englund is looking forward to a productive cooperation with Steamhammer, explaining: "After long and intense negotiations, we feel that we have arrived at optimum conditions for everybody involved. We are confident that Evergrey will continue to grow artistically under the terms of this contract, that SPV will enjoy our cooperation and - this is definitely the most important aspect - that our fans will thoroughly benefit from the new deal."
"…Of Frost And War", the debut album from Hail Of Bullets, is now available for streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page here.
"…Of Frost And War" will be released on May 16 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy (and on May 19 in the rest of Europe) via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded in February/March of 2008 at Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland and was mixed and mastered in Sweden by Dan Swanö.
Blackmore's Night will release their new album, entitled "Secret Voyage", in Germany on June 27 (in Europe on June 30 and in the USA on July 15) via SPV.
According to a SPV press release: "Secret Voyage" is another kaleidoscopic musical journey through time and space, incorporating and rearranging traditional melodies from all over Europe, blending the "old" and contemporary. The brilliant guitar styling´s of Ritchie Blackmore, the enchanting vocals and lyrics of singer/songwriter Candice Night and the saturation of authentic Renaissance instruments woven throughout the melodies, create a unique style of music they call Renaissance/Folk/Rock. "Secret Voyage" consists of twelve new tracks, recorded by Candice Night, Ritchie Blackmore and their Band Of Minstrels. This musical journey is inspired by nature and incorporates acoustic and electric guitars, strings, renaissance instruments and Candice Night's ethereal voice and mystical lyrics."
"Legendary death metal band Cannibal Corpse has been busy working on the follow-up to 2006's victorious release "Kill", which saw the band hit the Billboard Top 200 chart at #170 with 6049 units scanned, #6 on Billboard's Heatseaker chart, #16 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart, #21 on Billboard's Top Hard Rock Albums chart, a coveted spot touring on 2006's Sounds of the Underground, headlining the extremely successful Metal Blade Records 25th Anniversary Tour, and multiple tours overseas and dates in Canada and South America. The new album isn't expected until the fall or winter of 08/09 so until then fans will be able to get their Cannibal fix with the bands first-ever career retrospective 3-disc DVD, Centuries of Torment The First 20 Years, due out July 2008.