According to an official press release from Candlelight records:
"Due to unforeseen difficulties with the printing of the new Daylight Dies album "Lost To The Living", Candlelight Records have regretfully had to postpone its UK & European release date until 14th July 2008. This difficult decision has been taken in order to ensure that the band's vision for their stunning new album is preserved, and to make sure it looks as good as it sounds!
"Lost To The Living" features captivatingly dark original artwork from renowned artist Travis Smith, who has worked with the band before and whose other previous collaborations include Opeth, Anathema & Katatonia!
With their new album, Daylight Dies have put forth the most mature and varied release of their career. The lush textures which were introduced with the previous album continue and are greatly expanded upon. Acoustic and clean guitars ride alongside heavy rhythms more prevalently than previously, creating a multi-layered sound saturated in atmosphere and depth. "Lost To The Living" is a mix of beautiful melancholic leads and harsh dissonant rhythms; despair driven hooks and the overall dark atmosphere you've come to expect.
The following message has been posted on the Bloodstock website:
"Due to an overwhelming request for day tickets, Bloodstock Open Air has announced the sale of a limited number of day tickets for this year's festival.
As the venue is limited to 10,000 capacity the day tickets will be sold on a strictly first come, first serve basis.
This year's Bloodstock Open Air festival takes place on August 15-17 at Catton Hall, Derby, and promises to be the biggest and best yet. With three stages boasting a frankly stunning line-up of steel-plated talent from around the globe, it promises to be the finest metal festival the UK has ever witnessed. Alongside headliners Nightwish, Dimmu Borgir and Opeth, fans will also be able to see the likes of the recently reunited At The Gates, who will be making their only appearance on a UK stage in 2008, plus Helloween, Iced Earth, Napalm Death, Overkill, Soilwork, As I Lay Dying, Primal Fear, Destruction, Evile, Moonsorrow, Akercocke, Grand Magus and many, many more.
"We gladly inform you that Suicidal Angels are spending their time rehearsing new songs for their second full length album due in 2009. So far we have 5 songs ready and they mean serious thrash business! The new record will feature fast and aggressive thrash tunes like the first one, but rest assured we won't create an exact copy of "Eternal Domination"! The new tunes are shaping up with interesting differences compared to the E.D songs and we are all very pleased with the outcome.
What's more, Suicidal Angels are working on a European tour in Winter, when they will present some of the new tunes, plus a concert in their hometown, Athens, sometime soon! Stay tuned for more information, as the plans to hit the stage again are in motion!"
Danish metallers Exmortem have recently finished the recordings of their forthcoming album. The band has skilfully handled production duties itself, while mixing was done by Jacob Bredahl (Hatesphere, Last Mile). The album has been titled "Funeral Phantom" and will be released worldwide on October 20th.
"Funeral Phantom" tracklisting:
1. Black Opium
2. Souls Of Tyrants
3. Fixed In Slime
4. Funeral Phantom
5. The Vultures Gather
6. Anger Trumpet Blow
8. For The Grave of History
9. Slow Death Regimes
10. A View To A Death In The Morning
German metallers Haggard will release their new album, entitled "Tales Of Ithiria", on August 29th via Drakkar Records.
"Tales Of Ithiria" cover] tracklisting:
01. The Origin
02. Chapter I - Tales Of Ithiria
03. From Deep Within
04. Chapter II - Upon Fallen Autumn Leaves
05. In Des Königs Hallen (Allegretto Siciliano)
06. Chapter III - La Terra Santa
07. Vor Dem Sturme
08. Chapter IV - The Sleeping Child
09. Hijo De La Luna
10. On These Endless Fields
11. Chapter V - The Hidden Sign
Russian Pagan Folk metal band Nevid have added a new guitarist to the fold. The new member is called Arsafes and according to Nevid's drummer Alex Smirnov, the band is very glad with his addition to the band. The band also announced they're busy writing new songs. More info (in Russian) here.
Dutch math-Metal maestros TEXTURES are forced to cancel their appearance at Metal Camp festival in Slovenia this Sunday due to Eric Kalsbeek (Vocals) suffering throat problems :
"We regret to announce that we have been forced to cancel our appearance at Metal Camp in Slovenia this Sunday due to our singer Eric Kalsbeek suffering throat problems. After having his throat examined at the hospital, doctors found out that Eric had an abnormal reaction to allergies which has resulted in loss of voice and throat problems. A few weeks of prescribed rest and medication will have him back on his feet before you know it.
Sorry to everyone who was excited to see us on this year's Metal Camp, we truly hope to make up for it in the near future."
''Now we want to offer you the new dates for 2009. Here you can see the confirmed dates. Alestorm and one second band will support our shows."
Grave Digger & Alestorm plus special guest
Do 15.Januar 2009 Halle- Easy Schorre
Fr 16.Januar 2009 Lichtenfels- Stadthalle
Sa 17.Januar 2009 Glauchau- Alte Spinnerei
So 18.Januar 2009 Berlin- Columbia Club
Mo 19.Januar 2009 Bochum- Zeche
Di 20.Januar 2009 Aschaffenburg- Colosaal
Mi 21.Januar 2009 Ludwigsburg- Rockfabrik
Do 22.Januar 2009 Saarbrücken- Garage
Fr 23.Januar 2009 Speyer- Halle 101
Sa 24.Januar 2009 Andernach-Juz Live Club
So 25.Januar 2009 Hamburg- Markthalle
Mo 26.Januar 2009 München- New Backstage
An e-card for "The Thin Line Between," the new album from Canadian technical death metallers Neuraxis, can be accessed at this location. Due on July 22nd via Prosthetic Records, the CD was recorded by Jeff Fortin (Anonymus) and the band in February and March of this year and features guest vocals from Luc Lemay (Gorguts). The album artwork was created by Dennis Sibejin (Chimaira, Job For A Cowboy).
"The Thin Line Between" track listing:
01. Darkness Prevails
04. Deviation Occurs
05. The Thin Line Between
06. Dreaming The End
07. Standing Despite…
10. The All And The Nothing
Canadian metallers Into Eternity have posted a new song online, called "Diagnosis Terminal". The song is from their upcoming album "The Incurable Tragedy", which
will be released on 25th of August this year.
Norway's darkest, Gorgoroth, have announced new European live dates for October and November 2008:
16-10 Norway John Dee, Oslo
17-10 Norway Folken, Stavenger
18-10 Russia Tba, Moskow
19-10 Russia Tba, St Petersburg
21-10 Finland Hella, Tampere
22-10 Finland Travastia, Helsinki
23-10 Estonia Nômme Cult, Talinn
24-10 Latvia Melna Piekdiena, Riga
25-10 Lithuania Mulen Ruzas, Vilnius
27-10 Czech Rep Exit Chmelnice, Prague
28-10 Slovakia Randall, Bratislava
29-10 Croatia Boogaloo, Zagreb
30-10 Slovenia VPK Media Park, Ljubljana
31-10 Serbia SKC, Beograd
01-11 Romania Irish Music Pub, Cluj Napoca
02-11 Romania Fabrika, Bucaresti
04-11 Bulgaria Black Box, Sofia
06-11 Greece Mylos Liebe, Thessaloniki
Danish metallers Illnath have issued the following update:
"Illnath has finally found a new drummer. We are proud to announce 19 year old Danni. Despite his young age, he has previously played with Fairytale Abuse and several non-metal projects. We are now looking forward to getting Danni involved in the vibe of Illnath and making new material, along with preparing for some live shows as soon as possible."
"One of the newest TDF song is named "Johnny The Vampire", it is parody about a gothic boy. Is it going to be on TDF's next album? Who knows? Let's see.
TDF will hit the studio between the 8th and 11th in July. Recording demos. In July you can hear some samples here at TDF MySpace. Next album will include a cover song of course. It could be a song from the lords of the new church, or from Duran Duran."
Roadrunner Records have made the video for Soulfly's new song "Unleash" available at this location. The clip was directed by Robert Sexton, who has previously worked with Mondo Generator, Amen and Iced Earth, among many others.
You can also listen to "Unleash", the first track off soulfly's new album "Conquer", which is due on July 29. The track features guest vocalist, Dave Peters of Throwdown. Click here to listen.