Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem have cancelled their previously announced North American "Deconsecration Pt. II" tour, which was scheduled to kick off on April 7 in Washington D.C. and which was supposed to feature Tombs, Ludicra and Krallice as support bands. The band has issued the following statement:
"Despite all attempt to save the USA/CANADA tour we are now forced to cancel it due to the financial situation. We are very sorry for all those who expected to see Mayhem live, we hope the situation will be better next time. We will work hard on getting back over there as soon as possible."
"Wearing A Martyr's Crown", the new video from Swedish metallers Nightrage, can be viewed at this location. The clip was once again directed by Bob Katsionis, who previously worked with the band on the "Scathing" video.
"Wearing A Martyr's Crown" comes off the band's latest album, Wearing A Martyr's Crown, which was released on June 2009 via Lifeforce Records.
Swedish metallers Avatar have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"We are happy to make official that we will support US rockers Warrior Soul on their upcoming tour in March-April. See you out there!"
Announced dates are as follows:
Mar. 25 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
Mar. 26 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
Mar. 27 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche
Mar. 28 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Mar. 29 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Mar. 30 - Stuttgart, Germany - Röhre
Mar. 31 - Saarbrücken, GER - Garage
Apr. 02 - London, UK - Islington Academy
Apr. 04 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 2
Apr. 05 - Sheffield, UK - Academy 2
Apr. 07 - Weert, The Netherlands - Bosuil
Apr. 08 - Hengelo, The Netherlands - Metropool
Swedish metallers Aeon have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"We are happy to say that we are now finished with our new album Path Of Fire. The album was recorded at the Empire Studio in Östersund / Sweden in September 2009. Mixed at Mana Studio / St Petersburg, FL, USA by Erik Rutan in October 2009 (and some minor changes where made in January 2010). Mastering was done by Alan Douches for West West Side Music. All artwork and layout made by Daniel Dlimi.
Path Of Fire is probably the most intense Aeon album up to date. And with a production that sounds more organic and "classic death metal" sounding rather then the nowadays typical "supermodern, compressed right-the-fuck-out of dynamics, loudness war" production... you are all in for a real treat. Folks... this is death metal!
"A Eulogy For The Living Lost", the new video from US metallers Novembers Doom, can be viewed at this location. The clip was filmed in Florida by Tony Myles who previously worked with the band on the "Autumn Reflection" video.
According to a press release, Tony Myles and Cage XXI have created a vision of a post apocalyptic television broadcast. This unique look was filmed with the custom made "Wartooth" camera.
"A Eulogy For The Living Lost" comes off the band's latest album, Into Night's Requiem Infernal, which was released on July 2009 via The End Records.
UK metallers Cathedral will release their forthcoming album, The Guessing Game, on March 26 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The album was recorded at the Chapel studios (The Darkness, Napalm Death, Uriah Heep, Wet Wet Wet, Simple Minds) in Lincolnshire, UK and was once again produced by Warren Riker (Down, Crowbar). It also sports stunning new artwork from band collaborator Dave Patchett.
The Guessing Game cover art] tracklist:
01. Immaculate Misconception
02. Funeral Of Dreams
03. Painting In The Dark
04. Death Of An Anarchist
05. The Guessing Game
06. Edwige's Eyes
07. Cat's, Incense, Candles & Wine
01. One Dimensional People
02. Casket Chasers
03. La Noche Del Buque Maldito (aka Ghost Ship Of The Blind Dead)
I regret to say that as of today the band will be dissolving and we will be going our separate ways.
A huge thanks from the bottom of our hearts for the fans and support we have received over the course of the last 9 years. It has been an exciting and often turbulent ride, but everything must come to an end eventually.
Unfortunately, we will be unable to go on the May tour with Primal Fear, so our apologies to the people who were looking forward to hanging with us out on the road.
To our local fans, we will more than likely be playing one more Madison show sometime in the next few months, we'll keep everyone posted.
Axel Rudi Pell will release the brand new studio album called The Crest via SPV on April 26th 2010 (Germany: April 23rd 2010). It will feature 10 brand new songs which run approx. 57 min.
"This is definately our masterpiece so far, it has everything to become a real classic in the long Axel Rudi Pell history! A record packed with energy and emotions! In a few weeks we will put one complete track on this site for your listening pleasure, so stay tuned!"
Axel and the band will start their next tour in May. "We will split the tour in different sections, so the dates for May are only the first part. We will definately do more shows in the fall around October and a few summer dates as well!"
Swedish black metallers Marduk will embark on the "South American Deathmarch" tour in April.
Announced dates are as follows:
April 09 - Campo Grande, Brazil - República Music Bar
April 10 - Fortaleza, Brazil - Clube Santa Cruz
April 11 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Teatro Odisséia
April 14 - Bueno Aires, Argentina -
April 15 - Campinas, Brazil - Hammer Rock Bar
April 16 - São Paulo, Brazil - Hangar 110
April 17 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Bar Brasil
April 18 - Brasília, Brazil - Boate Capital Clube
April 19 - Porto Alegre, Brazil - Bar Opinião
Italian Kolony Records will release Chain Reaction's second LP in Europe. „Cutthroat Melodies" will be out in stores in May 2010. The album will be also available through the band and label's websites and during live shows.
„Cutthroat Melodies" is a powerful album comprising of eleven energetic songs revolving around groove-thrash style.
Once again, the album was recorded and mixed by one of the best Polish rock Producers, Tomasz Zalewski, in ZED Studio in the last months of 2009.
Chain Reaction's debut, „Vicious Circle" was released by Kolony Records in March 2009
Swedish metallers Amon Amarth have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"We can finally announce that we'll be returning to North America this spring! And we're happy to bring Eluveitie and Holy Grail with us as support, plus a special co-headline show with Fear Factory in San Francisco."
Announced dates are as follows:
April 08 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
April 09 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom (with Fear Factory)
April 10 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
April 11 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
April 12 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw
April 14 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
April 15 - Edmonton, AB - EEC
April 16 - Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon
April 17 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
Florida death metalers Cannibal Corpse are gearing up to hit the road in the band's first headline run since the band headlined the Hot Topic stage on 2009's Rockstar Mayhem Festival. Joining Cannibal Corpse on The Evisceration Plague Tour is Skeletonwitch, Lecherous Nocturne, and 1349 on select dates.
Bassist Alex Webster comments; "We are very excited to announce our tour with 1349, Skeletonwitch, and Lecherous Nocturne. This is a killer line-up of bands that we're sure our fans will love. Prepare for an evening of pure sonic brutality!"
Apr 20 - Orlando, FL Club @ Firestone
Apr 21 - Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Apr 22 - Raleigh, NC Volume 11 Tavern
Apr 23 - Springfield, VA JAXX