12:17 - 3rdWorld Keio Line > Orange Canyon Mind => Merzbow > Skullflower ?
12:12 - The RedOctober SO for the past few days I have finally started listening to melodic death metal.(I was a techdeath maniac) Listened to Heartowrk then a few arch enemy? wht d f happened to amott? :O
08:02 - Joe Zombie That Corpus Christii is actually pretty decent. Liking the vocals and riffs. Solid stuff so far.
07:52 - ZoranXT Hey people, everyone from EU - see you at metaldays [link]
07:42 - no one that it sucked...na i don't know, wasn't really paying attention as it's not me
Swedish funeral doom metallers The Funeral Orchestra have posted their first-ever video, for the song "Opium de Occulta", online. The video was directed by Morningstar Film Production in Sweden. The track for this video comes off the band's last year released EP, entitled "ODO".
Ulterium Records are very proud to announce the signing of the German power metal band Sinbreed to the label. Sinbreed was formerly known as Neoshine, but changed names in 2008 after a legal name-conflict with an American enterprise. The band is currently working on their debut album, which will be released early 2010.
...In Deviltry - the new band of ex-Theatre Of Tragedy guitarist Tommy Lindal - has issued the following update:
After months of searching and testing to find the "perfect" member, it is with great pleasure that we now can anounce that ...In Deviltry is complete and has started working and writing their own material. "It's been a very long, hard and confusing prosess, but we now feel very comfortable with our full lineup, says mainman Tommy Lindal. I really was loosing my hope to find the right people, but in the last stage of testing, something happened. During the test, everybody was playing, banging and the singing was perfect, the chemistry between everybody was united. This was it, this moment is what I've been waiting for all these months".
Thrashers Megadeth have announced an upcoming "down under" tour in October. They will tour Australia and New Zealand and will be joined by fellow Thrash juggernauts in Slayer. This will be the first time the two band have toured this area of the world together. Both bands will be touring in support of their respective upcoming new albums (Endgame for Megadeth and World Painted Blood for Slayer). Support acts will be announced soon and tickets go on sale at 9:00am on 10/08/09.
See below for the list of tour dates:
05/10 - Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
07/10 - Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia
08/10 - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
09/10 - Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
"After months of rumors and speculations, it is now official: Jorn Lande will once again join forces with his old bandmates and work on what is expected to be yet another MASTERPLAN masterpiece.
"The new album is already in the works and Jorn is right now in Roland Grapow Studios in Slovakia recording his vocals.
"The release date is not yet decided, but the album is scheduled to hit the market sometime in early 2010."
Lande recently told Germany's Rock Hard magazine about his renewed collaboration with MASTERPLAN, "We never had problems with each other, but professionally, we decided for to go separate ways for a while. I am happy that we are working together again - mainly because the combination of MASTERPLAN's music and my singing truly something special."
The Gates Of Slumber has completed work on its new studio album, "Hymns Of Blood & Thunder". The album is slated to drop in North America on September 13, 2009 via Rise Above Records.
The band's hotly anticipated new album, "Hymns of Blood & Thunder", drops on the heels of the brightest and busiest year in the respected power trio's history; one that saw The Gates Of Slumber pack clubs during its first U.S. headlining tour and land atop many year-end media polls with "Conqueror", an album that was hailed as "a breath of fresh air within the doom/true metal underground." The record placed at the #5 position in Decibel's "Top 40 Albums of 2008" and made Village Voice Media's "Top 10 Metal Albums of 2008", joining an impressive list of some of the genre's finest including AC/DC, Judas Priest and Metallica.
"We are glad to announce that Burst will embark on our first US tour immediately following our appearance at the intriguing Planet Caravan festival in Asheton, NC on september 19. The tour will go through to October 10. Half the tour Burst and opener Zoroaster will be gigging with the draconian French metal philosophers Gojira on their Metallica off-dates, half the tour we'll do our own shows with Zoroaster. See all the dates here (a few extra dates TBA soon).
At the same time, we'd like to announce that our first US tour will also be our last. Following a band meeting at the end of June, we have decided that it is time to let Burst sleep.
Finnish power metallers Excalion have posted the short following update:
"Excalion will enter the studio and start recording the follow up to "Waterlines" in the end of august. Studio Watercastle will be the place where the magic happens once again. Every member of the band is thrilled to get the recordings going. Stay tuned for more info on the songs, schedule and release details."
Petter Karlsson wasn't only taking care of the drums in Therion for over four years. He was also a singer, guitarist, head composer, co-producer and recording engineer on Therion's 13th album "Gothic Kabbalah", by many considered to be the best Therion album.
Over 200 shows later, it was time to create something of his own. He quit Therion and in the year 2008, he started a new exciting project and began composing maybe his best songs ever...
In Petter's own words: "the last year I've received hundreds of mails from fans begging me to come up with something new", and he continues, "this is the first time
ever, I've been able to put 110% effort, commitment, blood and tears into my music without any compromises."
Nuclear Blast proudly announces the signing of Unleashed! The legendary Swedish Viking Death Metal has several classic albums like "Across The Open Sea" already to their credit and is the perfect example for mixing melody and aggression: their riffs are pure shrapnel, but their choruses are epic, melting uncompromising brutality with anthemic odes to the Odin.
A statement from the band: "Unleashed marks their 20th Anniversary by proudly announcing their signing to Nuclear Blast records. Johnny and the Boys eagerly anticipate their partnership in this new era of Viking Death Metal."
Their Nuclear Blast album debut is set for a 2010 release.
Baroness has unveiled the track listing from their forthcoming album. The complete listing for the 12 song effort is as follows:
01. Bullhead's Psalm
02. The Sweetest Curse
03. Jake Leg
04. Steel That Sleeps the Eye
05. Swollen and Halo
06. Ogeechee Hymnal
07 .A Horse Called Golgotha
08. O'er Hell And Hide
09. War, Wisdom and Rhyme
10. Blackpowder Orchard
11. The Gnashing
12. Bullhead's Lament
Their second full-length and follow-up to 2007's Red Album was recorded in Dallas, TX with producer / engineer John Congleton (Exolsions In The Sky, The Polyphonic Spree, Black Mountain) and will see an October 2009 international release date. Two exclusive in-studio entries chronicling the band's first two weeks in the studio can be accessed here and here.
Sevared Records is incredibly proud to announce the signing of California's brutal death metal band Sepsism. After 6 years of silence comes the brand new 2009 full-length CD, entitled "Distorting The Mortal Visage". "Distorting The Mortal Visage" is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2003's "To Prevail In Disgust", easily their most brutal and sick work to date. Don't miss out on this instant brutal death metal classic.
The cover artwork for "Distorting The Mortal Visage" has been done by Tony Koehl. The album will be out in August 2009.
Scotland's Man Must Die have posted a third preview track, "Gainsayer", from their forthcoming album "No Tolerance For Imperfection" online. "Gainsayer" can be heard online now via the band's MySpace page, along with "This Day Is Black" and "Kill It, Skin It, Wear It". The follow-up to their Relapse debut "The Human Condition", "No Tolerance For Imperfection" is set for an August 4th North American release date (August 10th internationally). A picture of the cover artwork can be found here.
Man Must Die have recently added a second guitar player to ranks; Renne Hauffe from German grinders Japanische Kampfhörspiele. The two bands have recently completed a European tour together, along with Macabre, where Hauffe began learning the new material.