Within Temptation have issued the following update on their official website:
As you already know, we will be releasing a new acoustic live CD in the end of October. "An Acoustic Night At The Theatre" will feature many of our biggest hits, played live and acoustic during our seated tour last year. In April next year we will be doing a rerun of this tour, where we will be doing this particular show for the last time. After that, we will prepare ourselves for the new album, new show, etc. The exact release date is October 30th in some countries and 2 days later in some other countries. We will post an exact overview on that at a later date. Of course you want to know what's going to be on there, well here you go:
Chthonic will embark on an UK Tour in October/November.
Announced dates are as follows:
Oct. 31 - London, UK - Garage
Nov. 01 - Oxford, UK - Zodiac
Nov. 02 - Stoke, UK - Sugar Mill
Nov. 03 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Nov. 04 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Nov. 06 - Glasgow, UK - King Tut's
Norwegian metallers Skitliv have posted online a new song, "Densetsu", on their MySpace page (the song is also available for free download at this location).
Maniac comments: "A track that shows the sometimes hidden versatility of Skitliv. Skitliv can be claustrophobic, this one is rather caustic. A journey through my mind in about seven minutes. The anger within unleashed. A comment of sorts. I have nothing more to say."
"Densetsu" comes off the band's debut album, "Skandinavisk Misantropi ", which is scheduled for release on October 19 in Europe (November 17 in the US) via Season Of Mist.
French metallers Anthropia have released their new video for the song "The Altar Of Trust". "The Altar of Trust" is a song from the last Anthropia album "The Chain Reaction", released in February. The album was recorded on the French riviera at Artmusic Studio, mixed by Francois Merle of Manigance, and mastered by Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pretty Maids, Jorn) at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark. Adagio keyboardist Kevin Codfert makes a guest appearance on the album.
"The Chain Reaction" cover art] tracklist:
01. Incarnation (Prologue)
02. A New Self
03. Whipping Soul
04. The Torn Off Wing of the Butterfly
05. Take Me Home
06. The Night at the Opera
07. The Altar of Trust
Colombia-based symphonic black metal band Nephesh will release their debut album, "Inter Armas Silent Leges", on October 15th via Nokternal Hemizphear. The CD was recorded, mixed and mastered at Tempus Ater Studios.
"Inter Armas Silent Leges" cover art] tracklist:
01. Vae Victus
02. Sangre Inmortal
03. Tormentor of Sin
04. Death I Will be Your Death
05. Fortaleza Eterna
07. Sentence Darkness
08. Inter Armas Silent Leges
09. A Cold Breath
10. Symphony of War
11. Apocalypsis 15 (Bonus Track)
The tracks "Sangre Inmortal", "A Cold Breath" and "Psalmorum" are streaming at the band's MySpace page. A small album trailer can be found here.
Death/Grind metallers Cyanosis have inked a deal with Rotting Corpse Records. The group's upcoming new album, "Murderology 101: Fascination with Eradication", is tentatively due in early 2010. This is the follow-up to 2008's full-length release, "Conceiving Abhorrence".
Vocalist/guitarist Al Andrews states the following: "We would like to thank Ron, Lori, and all at Rottting Corpse Records for this opportunity. We are super stoked at having a US based label, especially one so close to us (in Chicago), and one that is SO DAMN DOWN TO EARTH AND SUPPORTIVE!! We have great respect for the other bands on Rotting Corpse Records, and think we will be a great addition to an already impressive roster, this label is a force to be on lookout for-2010 will be the year of Rotting Corpse Records and the ultra pummeling tri-headed brutality that is uncompromisingly Cyanosis!"
Italian melodic death metal/hardcore act Forgotten Tears recently uploaded the first two webisodes of the making of their forthcoming debut album "Words To End". They recently entered Fear Studio in Ravenna (Italy) to record the drums and, a few days ago, finished recording guitar parts at FT Studios in Lecco (Italy).
Singer, Faust, commented: "The album will be hopefully ready in a couple of months, then we will be looking for a good record label willing to pubblish and distribuite the album internationally." He adds: "We worked hard searching for the perfect compromise between our already evident European melodic death metal attitude and the newest wave of modern hardcore. I believe that this album will satisfy the appetite of all fans of the upgrowing modern metal, deathcore and hardcore scene. We really can't wait to share the new songs with our fans during our next live shows."
An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for Alice In Chains' forthcoming album, "Black Gives Way To Blue", can be viewed at this location.
Due on September 29, the album was recorded with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters) at Studio 606 in Northridge, California and Henson Studios in Hollywood.
"Black Gives Way To Blue" cover art] tracklist:
01. All Secrets Known
02. Check My Brain
03. Last Of My Kind
04. Your Decision
05. A Looking In View
06. When The Sun Rose Again
07. Acid Bubble
08. Lessons Learned
09. Take Her Out
10. Private Hell
11. Black Gives Way To Blue
"Duct Tape Smile", the new video from US metallers Psyopus, has been made available online at Ultimate-Guitar.com. The clip was shot in Copenhagen, Denmark by Michael Panduro and David Lund for Siegfried Productions.
Chris Arp comments: "Super psyched to finally be getting this video out for the public to see. It's been a long time coming. This is my second favorite song off of our latest album. With this, I am happy that there is this video to compliment the imagination of the song."
"Duct Tape Smile" comes off the band's latest album, entitled "Odd Senses", which was released on February 2009 via Metal Blade Records.
"Misery's Crown", the new video from Swedish metallers Dark Tranquillity, has been made available online. The clip contains video footage taken from the band's forthcoming DVD "Where Death Is Most Alive", which will be released on October 26 in Europe (November 11 in North America) via Century Media Records.
Also the song "The Treason Wall" , taken from "Where Death Is Most Alive", is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
Swiss metallers Eluveitie have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
Some of you might have heard some rumours about it already... and it's true, we're heavily working on our new album!
Since since 2,5 weeks already we're in the studio, recording our next sword blow. Drums and most of the guitars are already nailed!
And as yet we are really, really satisfied. I mean really! We've decided to record our upcoming album in the famous Swiss Newsound studios, owned and run by none lesser than Coroner mastermind Tommy Vetterli (also ex-Kreator and former live guitarist of Vodoo Cult)!
And so far it is hell of a pleasure to work with him, engeneering and recording the album! It's great to profit of his enormeous experience (both, as producer/engeneer, as well as musician) on one hand, but also to work and have a good time with him as a very likeable and down-to-earth guy on the other hand.