Norwegian black metallers Gorgoroth announces that Under The Sign Of Hell 2011, the re-recording of the band's third full-length album, has been pushed back again. The album was originally supposed to be released in June, but got pushed back to August 29th, and now pushed back again with an unspecified date.
Ontario-based blackened doom metal bashers Woods Of Ypres are seeking a new drummer and bassist for shows, touring and future recordings. Please send all inquires to David Gold at davidypres [at] gmail [dot] com.
Indonesian epic power metal band Lord Symphony proudly announce that "Bima Suci" - which was supposed to be included on the Bharatayudha Part 1 album - will now be released as a single.
The Bima Suci single will available only in digital format and will be sold at world's leading online digital music stores.
The cover artwork for the Bima Suci single was designed by Dody YW, who also designed Bharatayudha Part 1's cover.
There will be 2 tracks on the Bima Suci single. Though the band is still working on the second track. "Bima Suci" will be included on the second part of our epic Bharatayudha album. This track was mixed and mastered along with all tracks on Bharatayudha Part 1 album and supposed to be included on the Part 1, but since the playing time of the album with "Bima Suci" exceeded the maximum playing time for a compact disc, the band decided to pull it out from Part 1 and keep it for Part 2.
A couple of weeks ago, former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord was diagnosed with cancer.
Lord issued the following message on the matter: "I would like all my friends, followers, fans and fellow travelers to know that I am fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break from performing while getting the treatment and cure.
I shall of course be continuing to write music - in my world it just has to be part of the therapy - and I fully expect to be back in good shape next year."
In other news, Jon Lord will release a new live album titled simply, Live, soon. A short trailer can be watched below. More snippets can be streamed over here.
Recorded in Bucharest, Romania in 2009 with a full symphony orchestra, the album includes a glorious selection of orchestral pieces representing Jon Lord's touring repetoire all over the world in recent years.
Darkane vocalist Jens Broman has decided to leave the band.
He is replaced by Lawrence Mackrory who sang on Darkane's 1999 debut album Rusted Angel and also did a guest appearance on "Chaos vs. Order" from Expanding Senses. Darkane would like to wish Jens the best of luck in the future.
Lawrence will make his new debut with Darkane in Strasbourg, France on September 20th when the European headlining tour will start, together with Destinity and Devastating Enemy.
Megadeth have made it official: their 13th studio album, cleverly titled TH1RT3EN, will be released on November 1st, 2011.
Says singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine: "This record is the culmination of my work over the 13 records I recorded. There are moments on TH1RT3EN that capture my every emotion, and other moments where I am releasing feelings I never knew existed! My proudest moments of my musical career are captured on TH1RT3EN."
TH1RT3EN also marks the recorded return of bassist Dave Ellefson, who was part of the band's classic lineup from 1983 to 2002. This is the first time Ellefson has played on a Megadeth record since 2002's Rude Awakening.
In other news, a countdown has been launched on Megadeth's official website to a mystery announcement that will be made on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:00 a.m. EST / 6:00 a.m. PST.
Job For A Cowboy are currently putting the finishing touches on the pre-production demos for their next full-length album.
Commenting on the new material, the band recently had the following to say: "Don't worry, we aren't going to throw a nu-metal curve ball. Also, we are going to have an 8 minute instrumental track of just 'bree's' to make all the younger kids shutup."
A tentative spring 2012 release through Metal Blade Records is expected. Job For A Cowboy's latest EP Gloom was released earlier this year in June.
After weeks of rumors, The Human Abstract have now parted ways with vocalist Travis Richter. Reasons for his departure remain unclear.
His temporary replacement for the upcoming Frak The Gods Tour featuring Periphery, Textures and The Contortionist will be Ryan Devlin - current vocalist of San Diego progressive metal band Corelia. The Frak The Gods Tour takes place next week. Get all dates here.
Quoted Devlin: "I am very excited for the opportunity, and hope you will come see me on tour."
Richter apparently issued the following statement explaining his departure: "A couple months ago I told the guys I wasn't going to tour anymore for a couple reasons. One, I'm turning 30 and have given all my time to bands and the road, and I want to be able to start a family and see my parents and grandparents more. Secondly, I graduated with an audio production degree, and I feel myself being pulled into that world as more of a full time position. I think The Human Abstract is an amazingly gifted group of musicians with mind bending potential and I couldn't thank them enough for everything they've done for me since I joined the band in feb of 2010. The fans have also been more than amazing and accepted me into the THA family, and for that I sincerely thank you!"