Modern metallers Sonic Syndicate have revealed the first details for their upcoming effort We Rule The Night, out May 28th via Nuclear Blast.
"The time has once again arrived for all of us in Sonic Syndicate to unleash a new album on the world. Just a short time ago we burned down your city and now we're back with full force to announce that We Rule The Night. Over the last few months we've been working on the artwork for our new album - coming out on May 28th, 2010 - with our good friend Gustavo Sazes. We asked Gustavo to create a bright cover that was also very dark to fit with the title of out new album. After countless hours of frustration and adjustments an email arrives with what has now become the brightest yet darkest cover we could possibly hope for. Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages. We present to you the cover artwork of our new album, We Rule The Night."
French experimental act Eclectika recently released their sophomore release Dazzling Dawn, via Asylum Ruins Records. Like the first album The Last Blue Bird (released in 2007), the album is a crossover of several kinds of music. A dowload track of a new song can be found below.
Dazzling Dawn cover art] tracklist:
01. The End
02. Dazzling Dawn .mp3]
03. Sophist Revenge
04. Les Démons Obsédants Du Regret
05. There Is No Daylight In The Darkest Paradise
06. Experience 835
07. The Next Blue Exoplanet
08. Marble Altar
09. Stokholm Syndrome
10. 11 Corps Décharnés
Six Magics have announced Pablo Ignacio Sepúlveda as the new guitar player replacing Gabriel Hidalgo. Here's the band's comment about the new line up: "We are excited to announce that Pablo Ignacio Sepúlveda has officially joined Six Magics as new guitar player. Pablo has replaced Gabriel Hidalgo when he decided to quit the band to live and study in USA. Pablo was with us in our promotional tour in Germany last month and it wasn't hard to realize he is not just a great guitarist but a lovely person, too. Please give him a warm welcome!"
Coroner Records licensed the album Behind The Sorrow to the Japanese label Howling Bull. The album will be released in Japan on the 28th of April 2010 and it will contain a live version of the song "Behind The Sorrow" as bonus track.
Hour Of Penance will hit the European soil for almost 3 weeks in late April/May to promote the new album Paradogma out on Unique Leader on March 30th in the US and on March 31st in the rest of the world. The band will also take part in two of the most extreme European festivals including the Dutch Neurotic Deathfest and the UK Deathfest respectively on april 30th and May 2nd.
24.04.2010 - ITA, Brescia - Olden Live Club
25.04.2010 - ITA, Vicenza - Jack Hole
26.04.2010 - TBA
27.04.2010 - SVK, Kosice - Colloseum Club
28.04.2010 - CZE, Prague - Black Pes
29.04.2010 - GER, TBA
30.04.2010 - NED, Tilburg - Neurotic Deathfest
02.05.2010 - UK, Leeds - UK Deathfest
04.05.2010 - TBA
05.05.2010 - TBA
06.05.2010 - ESP, Bilbao - (venue TBA)
"Hope everyone is warming up after such a dreadful snowy winter. Anyhoo we're back from our NZ/AUS/Japan tour and of course it was a blast, thanks to everyone coming out and to Baroness who were f'n shredding like the madmen they are. Now it's time for more shows - this time in our own territory. We're gonna be playing with some great bands - Jakob (killer post-rock from New Zealand,) Tombs from Brooklyn, Melvins (!!!) and Cave In (that's right.) We're also be playing at this years Bonnaroo Festival which should be good times as well."
May 26, 2010 - The Casbah, San Diego, CA (with Jakob and Tombs)
May 29, 2010 - WOW Hall, Eugene, OR (with Jakob and Tombs)
The new single "Ofïussa (A Terra Das Serpentes)" from the new album Horn Triskelion by Portuguese folk metallers Gwydion is now available for streaming at this location. The album will be released on April 9.
Norwegian black metal band 1349 has posted a new song "Atomic Chapel " on their MySpace page. The song comes off the upcoming Demonoir, which will be released on April 26th through Indie Recordings in Europe and on April 27th through Prosthetic Records in North America. All album details here.
Gama Bomb have shot a video for the song "Slam Anthem". The song is off the album Tales From The Grave In Space which was released last year and which is also still available for free download at this location.
The band will embark on a "Back To The Fu" tour in April (with SSS) and May (with Mutant). The band is also confirmed to tour the UK with Sepultura. Tour dates can be found here.
Reformed heavy metal legends Accept have announced more live dates:
May 08 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
May 11 - Vilnius, Lithuania - Forum Palace
May 14 - Moscow, Russia - B1 Maximum
May 15 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Lensoveta Theater
May 18 - Helsinki, Finland - Virgin Oil Co.
May 20 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Slussen
May 22 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Rock Hard Festival
May 23 - Uden, The Netherlands - De Pul
May 24 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
May 26 - London, UK - Islington O2 Academy
Sept 09 - USA, Atlanta, GA - ProgPower USA Kick-Off
The remaining dates and locations will be announced within the next few days.
Blood Of The Nations is the first Accept studio album in over a decade and the first to feature Mark Tornillo on vocals (the line-up will not include Udo Dirkschneider and Stefan Kaufmann, as some rumors on the internet say). It was recorded over the winter of 2009-2010 at Backstage Studio in Derbyshire, England with celebrated British producer, Sabbat guitarist and long-time Accept fan Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Nevermore). It is currently scheduled for an April release.
Death metallers Morbid Angel have issued the following update:
"World Management and Morbid Angel would like to let the fans know that rumors about Pete Sandoval's back surgery are in fact true. Pete (Terrorizer) has suffered for a long time with a deteriorating disc problem. He was in daily pain and needed to have this done. He has recently been treated by a Laser Back Surgery specialist in Tampa, Florida. He is currently in rehabilitation and doing well. Pete is part of our family and the band's history and we all wish him well and a full recovery. Unfortunately this type of injury, subsequent surgery and rehab cannot be rushed and it will take ample time for him to hopefully be back behind his drums again and out on tour with Morbid Angel.
Visions Of Atlantis have booked studio time in May. Here's the update from the band:
"Just wanted to inform you that the plans for the next months are clear now and that we'll enter the Dreamscape Studios right after our appearance at the Metalfest Austria on May 14th to finalize our fourth album, which will be released late autumn this year!
Parallel to that we'll also have the fotoshoot for our new official promotional pictures, which will be published of course before the new album, but more on that later. Also one more cool show right before releasing the album will be announced very soon when everything's fixed and confirmed with the local organizer, stay tuned for that as it will be a very special appearance just right before the rebirth of Visions Of Atlantis.
"Dust To Dust", the new video from German metallers Sinbreed, can be viewed at this location.
"Dust To Dust" comes off the band's debut album, When Worlds Collide, which will be released on March 24 in Japan via King Records (also the release date of the album is set on March 26 in Europe and on April 6 in North America).
When Worlds Collide cover art] tracklist:
01. Newborn Tomorrow
02. Book Of Life
03. When Worlds Collide
04. Dust To Dust
05. Infinity's Call
06. Through The Dark
07. Enemy Lines
08. Room 101
11. Ride On
The radio edit of "Dying For An Angel", a brand new song from Edguy frontman Tobias Sammet's Avantasia's project, is available for streaming below. The track, which features a special guest appearance by Scorpions singer Klaus Meine, comes off Avantasia's new record, The Wicked Symphony and Angel Of Babylon, to be released on April 3, 2010 as regular CD's, two separate double picture vinyls, and as a beautiful collector's edition with an band's picture book. A video for the song was recently filmed and will be released soon.
UPDATE (thanks to JosipS)
Avantasia have uploaded their latest video for the song "Dying For An Angel" over at this location.
Laethora, the Swedish death/grind band featuring Dark Tranquillity guitarist Niklas Sundin and members of progressive metal band The Provenance, will release their second album The Light in Which We All Burn worldwide through The End Records on April 27th, 2010.
Mastered by Peter In de Betou (Dark Funeral, Meshuggah, Hypocrisy), The Light in Which We All Burn is an epic thirteen-track album taking into account all of the members' eclectic tastes in music, featuring violent and powerful death/grind metal performed with intense passion and ferocity.
From the opening calm-before-the-storm beginning of "Ekpyrosis" to the thrashing rage of "World Deluge" and the open-chord ecstasy of "Humanae", the album truly shines in its diversity and dedication. The instrumentation is flawlessly executed with an organic and vibrant approach far from today's sterile extreme metal delivery.