The new Theudho video for "Silence Reigned over the Bog" from The Silence EP (released last December) can be watched below. The video was shot in two nature reserves in Flanders (north-Belgium), the live band footage was shot in The Netherlands.
Grand Magus have revealed details for their upcoming new album Hammer Of The North. The album will be released somewhere in summer through Roadrunner Records. The band had the following to say about the cover art: "Necrolord is a legend and has created some of the most striking and powerful images ever, he's also closely connected with Swedish metal. We just knew that he would deliver the perfect feel, mood and imagery for the new record. No one else would come close, it's an honour to have his artwork for Hammer Of The North"
Hammer Of The North cover art] tracklist:
01. I, The Jury
02. Hammer Of The North
03. Black Sails
04. Mountains Be My Throne
05. Northern Star
06. The Lord Of Lies
US progressive power metal band Armory are still busy recording their sophomore album Empyrean Realms. In anticipation of that release the band has put all songs of their debut on YouTube. Here's the update from the band:
"We have just uploaded every song from our debut album, The Dawn Of Enlightenment to YouTube. Although they are from the studio version, the sound quality is not quite as good as it is on the actual album. Help support a true metal band and subscribe to our channel on YouTube. This is where you will find all the videos that we have posted. Soon we will be posting recording updates from our second album, Empyrean Realms and possibly some guitar lessons."
Bison B.C. has revealed a new track, called "Stressed Elephant", from their upcoming album entitled Dark Ages. The record will be released on April 9th in Europe through Metal Blade Records. Check out the song here.
German metallers Xandria have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Unfortunately we have to cancel the planned Xandria Tour in Mexico due to circumstances beyond our control. The Mexican promoter that booked these concerts has not fullfilled any contractual obligations, therefore making it impossible to make the trip. All tickets can be refunded where you bought them.
Xandria will be working on new dates in Mexico and once everything is clear we will announce these dates.
We feel sorry for all of you who wanted to come to our shows, we would really have loved to be with you and play them! Hope to see you all as soon as possible!
Canadian metallers Vengeful have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
Short post to inform that Dominic "Forest" Lapointe has joined Vengeful. Some of you might know him for is work with bands such as: Atheretic, Barf, Quo Vadis and Augury. Vengeful is more than eager to add is talents to the band's sound and his unmistakable presence on stage.
On that note, we just wrote our first song together and things are sounding a bit more chaotic as we never had a bass player in the room while putting new stuff together. More on that later... We'll be hitting the stage with the new lineup soon to get the chemistry flowing a bit more before we finish composing this monster of an album we're working on.
Ex Deo - the Ancient Roman themed band lead by Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono - have uploaded the video clip for the song "The Final War (Battle of Actium)".
The song also features a guest solo appearance from Karl Sanders of Nile. The clip was released today on March 15 (Ides of March) in honour of the god of war, Mars. Iacono commented: "It has come, on the 15th day the birth of Mars has arrived. The god of war, the celebrations have begun! Let the sirens of war echo the might of Rome. This is the final war!"
Portrait Of A Hanged Man, the new album of US metallers Imagika is now available for streaming in its entirety at this location. Due in Europe on March 19 and in the US on May 11 via Metalville, the CD was recorded at Fang Studios.
Portrait Of A Hanged Man cover art] tracklist:
01. Scared To Death
02. The Hit
03. Keep The Wolves At Bay
05. Portrait Of A Hanged Man
06. Simple Servant
07. One Word
08. My Final Hour
09. A God No More (feat. Andy La Rocque)
10. Halo Of Flies
Sad news for Australian fans of Paradise Lost: the Australian leg of their "Faith Divides Us- Death United Us Tour" has been cancelled. Paradise Lost were set to tour Down Under with symphonic metallers Sirenia in April. The following message appears on the bands official website:
"Unfortunately due to promotional problems the dates in Australia are being cancelled, we are all very upset and were looking forward to the shows. Anyone who has a ticket can get a refund from the place of purchase."
The cancelled dates on the tour are as follows:
24.04.2010 - Hi Fi, Brisbane
26.04.2010 - Metro Theater, Sydney
27.04.2010 - Billboard, Melbourne
Arkona have released their new video for the song "Liki Bessmertnykh Bogov" (Eng: Faces of Immortal Gods). The clip is available for viewing below. The song comes off the band's recent album Goi, Rode, Goi!, which was released last year.
Bullet For My Valentine will release their third album Fever in the U.S. on April 27 via Jive/Zomba. Three songs "Your Betrayal", "The Last Fight" and "Begging For Mercy" are streaming at this location.
Fever cover art] tracklist
01. Your Betrayal
03. The Last Fight
04. A Place Where You Belong
05. Pleasure and Pain
07. Breaking Out Breaking Down
08. Bittersweet Memories
10. Begging For Mercy
11. Pretty On The Outside
Hammerfall are currently touring North America in support of their latest album No Sacrifice, No Victory. Support on the trek comes from Powerglove, Diamond Plate and Across The Sun. Tonight's entire concert at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI will be streamed for free LIVE on the web for fans worldwide.
To access the free live stream:
Click on this link
Click on the "Free Signup" button at the upper right of the page
Choose the "Fan" option and fill out the information
Sign in on day of stream and click the "Live Webcast" tab
Mac users may need to download the Windows Media plugin Flip4Mac or Windows Media Player to watch
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 8pm CT (9pm ET, 7pm MT, 6pm PT, 1am GMT)