16:28 - Dima seems like an opportune time to link this [link]
16:20 - IronAngel If I were to describe her stuff, I'd probably say something like "psychedelic, drony rock with some gothic flair and the occasional metal-tinged riff." Or something.
16:19 - !J.O.O.E.! Lots of what's called hardcore, and also metalcore, is probably better described as being metal. I think people hear certain kinds of vocals and call it hardcore. Plenty of hardcore is punk based though.
16:17 - Kuroboshi One thing I've never understood is the distinction between metal and hardcore. Also, metal and grunge. It sounds to me like they're all part of metal. :P
Croatian gothic/doom metal band Ashes You Leave are looking for a new singer after the departure of Tamara Mulaosmanovic.
A statement from the band reads as follows: "Our long time singer Tamara is no longer a member of Ashes You Leave due to personal reasons. We are now searching for a new lead vocalist. All the interested parties can contact us on our band mail. Please send your photo, personal information (name, date of birth, place of residence etc.) and a link or a mp3 file with the recording of you singing. Studio and live experience is not required but it is desireable since the material for our sixth album is already written and ready for recording. We will inform you about the date and place of the audition via e-mail."
Swedish technical death metallers Spawn Of Possession have checked in from the studio with the following update:
"Alright people, today (Monday, June 20th) we begin the recording of the next Spawn of Possession album. Henrik "Morris" Schönström has entered Pama Studios to kick off the drum production together with engineer Mankan Sedenberg. Former drummer and now vocalist Dennis Röndum will also be present to lend his ear and keep the coffee fresh."
The long-awaited follow-up to Noctambulant is expected to be released in autumn through Relapse Records.
Darkness In The Light, the new upcoming album from US metalcore act Unearth, is now available for streaming in its entirety over at Altpress.com(stream available till its street date, July 5th).
The album was recorded at Zing Studios in Westfield, Massachusetts with producer Adam Dutkiewicz (also known as the guitarist of Killswitch Engage). Darkness In The Light will be released on July 5th through Metal Blade Records.
"Fuck Everything", another brand-new track from California deathcore act Suicide Silence can be streamed in the YouTube "lyric video" below.
Another new track, called "You Only Live Once", is still available for streaming on the band's Facebook page (to access the stream you'll have to "like" the band - just in case you're one of the few who didn't already).
"Fuck Everything" comes off the band's upcoming new album, entitled The Black Crown, which will be released on July 12th through Century Media Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium have announced that the recording work for their new album is now complete. The CD will be called One For Sorrow and should be released somewhere in October.
One For Sorrow was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden with sound engineer Daniel Antonsson (also known as the bassist from Dark Tranquillity). The album will be mixed by Samu Oittinen at Fantom Studio in Tampere, Finland in the next couple of weeks and should be completed by the end of the month.
Two clips from the studio can be found at this location.
Jim Matheos, guitarist and only remaining founding member of Fates Warning, and John Arch, the original vocalist of the band, are pleased to announce Sympathetic Resonance as the title of their debut album, which will be released September 13th in North America.
The band - accompanied by Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning) on bass, Bobby Jarzombek (Halford, ex-Iced Earth) on drums, and Frank Aresti (ex-Fates Warning) on additional lead guitar - began tracking the drums on January 12 and continued to record through mid February with Jim Matheos producing.
Jim Matheos offered his insight on the writing and recording process of Sympathetic Resonance; "I think John and I work really well together. There's a lot of mutual respect and trust in what we do. But, we're also both very critical of ourselves, and each other. This can make for a long and, sometimes, tedious process. But ultimately it's one I enjoy because I think it brings out the best in both of us."
Gorgoroth and Vader will team up for The Sign Of Hell Tour 2011, destroying cities all over Europe later this year. The European trek, which will include over 45 shows, will kick off at the end of October and conclude right before Christmas. Dates to be announced soon.
According to Polish concert promoter and management company Massive Music, "such a long and immense tour hasn't been seen in Europe so far — all fans of Gorgoroth and Vader should start preparing for a magnificent feast!
It is a completely one-off occasion as both bands will promote their newest albums and they've already announced new concert sets. Gorgoroth will play some of their material from Under The Sign Of Hell released by Regain Records and Vader will present the new songs from Welcome To The Morbid Reich released by Nuclear Blast.
Due to a "serious injury" being suffered by drummer Paul Bostaph, Testament have enlisted the services of Gene Hoglan (Fear Factory, ex-Strapping Young Lad) to handle the studio drumming for their new album. The group recently entered the studio to begin tracking the new album with producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Opeth). A late 2011/early 2012 release is expected.
In addition to Hoglan, Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler will appear on "a couple of bonus tracks." According to the band's management, Bostaph will rejoin Testament at a later date for touring duties.
Hoglan previously played drums on Testament's 1997 effort, Demonic, but didn't stick around long enough to do any touring with the band.
Dutch death metal band Sinister - who recently went to some severe line-up changes - have announced the addition of bassist Mathijs Brussaard to the group's ranks.
Sinister mainman Aad Kloosterwaard briefly comments: "We like to welcome Mathijs Brussaard as the new Sinister bass player. We are now a 5 piece band and hope with this to bring our new songs to a higher level."
The line-up is completed with drummer Toep Duin (ex-Supreme Pain, Godmode), guitarist Bastiaan Brussaard (Supreme Pain) and guitarist Dennis Hartog (Godmode) who all joined the band a few weeks ago.
Soon the new Sinister line-up will start working on a new album which will be entitled The Carnage Ending.
About a month ago, Liechtenstein-based gothic metal band Elis parted ways with vocalist Sandra Schleret. A few days ago, the band announced her replacement will be singer Simone Christinat from Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Simone herself had the following to share: "I am really happy to be announced as the new Singer of Elis within these days. I feel honored to be a part of this great band and I'm looking forward to a lot of good moments with Elis.
It feels like the beginning of a new chapter in my life and I am excited to get many new experiences as the new Elis singer. The first show will be in July. Until then there have a couple of rehearsals to be done. Of course it would be great to meet you Elis fans soon at one of our upcoming shows."