"On Monday 1st september we will enter Studio underground in Västerås (Sweden) for three weeks to record our 6th fullength album. The album will be named "Nattväsen", Nightcreatures. Some new song titles are: "I den svartaste jord", "Bergagasten" and "Vetramegin".
We will keep you updated of what is going on with reports from the studio here on MySpace. We will also launch a 3 part videoreport between the end of the recordings and the release date. This videoreport will start from the development in the rehersal place and until the album is completed. So if you not already have, make sure to subscribe to our official Youtube site.
Lacrimosa have posted the following short August update on their website:
"After our concerts in the Ukraine, Russia, Germany and Romania we thank you - our audience - for those wonderful evenings we could spend together with you!
With these memories we are back in the studio working on the new Lacrimosa-songs, before we are going to perform in London for the first time ever on September 26th, followed by the concerts in Madrid on October 17th and in Barcelona on October the 18th!"
The music video for the new Metallica single "The Day That Never Comes" is out. It can be viewed on the band's website. Here is what the Metallica members themselves say about it:
"It's midnight here at HQ and we are incredibly proud to present you with the debut of "The Day That Never Comes"... not so much the standard video fare, but what we like to think of as a short film.
We were honored to work with acclaimed film director and fellow Dane Thomas Vinterberg, as our goal with this song was to step outside of the usual every day music video box and into to the world of film. As you may have see here earlier, we shot it outside of Los Angeles a month ago and we hope that you are as blown away by Thomas' vision as we are."
The new album titled "Legacy" from Girlschool will be released through Wacken Records/Steamhammer on October 24th in Germany, October 27th in Europe and November 4th in the USA.
According to a press release: "30 years of female powered heavy Rock N Roll, 30 years of Girlschool. The longest existing all-girl band Girlschool is back with a bang. Their newest album "Legacy" mixes old school Classic Rock with new and modern influences. As "Legacy" is the 30th anniversary album of Girlschool some friends showed up and left their mark. Ronnie James Dio is singing on the bonus-track version of "I Spy" as well as Lemmy left his voice on "Don't Talk To Me" and such musicians like J.J. French (Twisted Sister), Neil Murray, Phil Campbell (Motörhead), Fast Eddie Clarke, Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister) and Tony Iommi (Heaven And Hell) left clicks and licks on several songs too. Even the original guitarist Kelly Johnson, who died last year, can be heard on the opener "Everything Is The Same" with a special ghost appearance! But enough talking, take a deep breath and enjoy the "Legacy"."
Chicago's Soil has issued the following update on their MySpace site:
"Hey there you crazy people! We haven't given you an update in a few months, so here ya go! The Mayhem show we did in Chicago (which was amazing btw, thanks again to the fans for going nuts) will be our last till probably next year. We are hard at work on the new album and will be entering the studio by fall. The songs we have so far are coming together great and we are just enjoying the writing process more than ever.
We'll keep you posted on the progress, as well as, get you in studio video footage and all that good stuff. Things have been quiet for now since we are in writing/recording mode, but thanks to you guys for sending all the e-mails and pics to the myspace page. We definitely try and get to all that we can. Be safe, live life to the fullest, and play your music as loud as possible."
Swedish thrash metal band Darkane with their new fronter Jens Broman (ex-The Defaced) have signed with Massacre Records for Europe. The 5th album of the band "Demonic Art" will be unleashed October 24th and will be available as limited Digipak format with exclusive bonus material!
The tracklisting reads as follows:
01. Variations Of An Eyerush
02. Leaving Existence
03. Demonic Art
06. Impetious Constant Chaos
08. Soul Survivor
09. The Killing Of I
10. Wrong Grave
11. Still In Progress
12. Wrath Connection
The dates are now set for 2009; they are Friday 14th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August!
Tickets will be going on sale from 1st September at this year's price of £85.00; as of 15th December 2008 the ticket prices will be increasing. We have decided as always for our fans loyalty to offer the early bird ticket prices for a limited time, this will give you the chance to get next years tickets at this years prices!!
We will soon be announcing bands for 2009; we cannot give you any clues but can assure you of a bigger and even better line up for 2009!!!!!!!
Bloodstock is the UK's number 1 Metal Festival & we intend to keep true to our word in bringing you the bands you have been requesting as well as UK Exclusives!!
Finnish melodic black metallers Catamenia will release their new album, "VIII - The Time Unchained", on October 24 via Massacre Records.
The cover artwork, which was created by Anthony Clarkson, can be viewed here
The band had recently parted ways with singer Olli-Jukka Mustonen. The lead vocals in the band are now being handled by guitarist Ari Nissilä.
Napalm Records announce that the legendary German Metal band Grave Digger has joined their ranks. The band, who has been releasing cult classics since the early eighties, signed a worldwide record deal with the Austrian label.
Currently, the band and charismatic frontman Chris Boltendahl are working on their new studio album "Ballads of a Hangman", which will hit the streets on 9 January 2009. A yet untitled MCD will be released as a preview on 28 November 2008. More details cannot be revealed at this point in time, but the band promises that the new recordings will consist of "120% Metal." Headbangers can expect a celebration of true classic Heavy Metal.
Chris Boltendahl: "Grave Digger look forward to working together with their new label Napalm Records. We have observed the excellent work of the label in the past few years."
HammerFall has now begun recording their seventh studio album. Starting Monday, August 18th, you will be able to follow the 8-10 week process in the form of a video blog, on the band's Myspace. Check back for an exclusive inside look.
First video diary can be found here
Its in Swedish but with English subtitles.
''The recordings of the new album are more or less finished. We will continue the mixing during August/September, and we are currently trying out different mastering studios for the album. Things are going really well, and we can't wait to unleash the album in early 2009. Black, Heavy & Atmospheric are the keywords.
The title of the album has been ready for a while; so we might as well reveal it. The new album will be entitled MILORG. So those of you that know your WW2 history will understand that we continue to pay tribute to the Norwegian resistance during this period. Milorg is the title of one of the songs on the album, while Alarm & Blücher is among the others.''
Audio samples of Iced Earth's new full-length studio album, entitled "The Crucible Of Man (Something Wicked - Part 2)", have been posted online on the group's MySpace page.
"The Crucible Of Man (Something Wicked - Part 2)" will be released through SPV Records on the following dates:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: September 5
Rest Of Europe: September 8
USA, Canada: September 9
"The Crucible Of Man (Something Wicked - Part 2)" cover] tracklisting:
01. In Sacred Flames
02. Behold The Wicked Child
03. Minions Of The Watch
04. The Revealing
05. A Gift Or A Curse
06. Crown Of The Fallen
07. The Dimension Gauntlet
08. I Walk Among You
09. Harbinger Of Fate
Swedish metallers Skyfire have issued the following update:
"Some good news and some bad...
First, the bad: We expected the recording of this album to take a while, but unfortunately things took longer than we thought. Because we are working with lots of keyboard tracks as well as orchestra and choir samples (this was the big secret we were keeping from everyone, but since things are taking so long it's only fair to let you guys know!), recording this album will obviously take longer than usual.
The month of July was especially tedious for us. As a result of the delays, we had to book the mix for next month, so we will hopefully be able to post some new music in October or November. This also means that the album itself will have to be released later than expected. We don't want to make any promises we can't keep, so we will just say that the new album will come out sometime early next year. We know this might come as a disappointment to many, but if you guys were able to wait since 2004, a few extra months should be nothing.
An e-card for The Haunted's new album entitled "Versus" is available at this location. Also a trailer for the album is available here.
"Versus" will be released through Century Media Records on the following dates:
- Sweden: September 17th
- Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Benelux / Italy: September 19th
- UK / France / Greece / Denmark / Norway / Rest Of Europe: September 22nd
- Spain / Portugal: September 23rd
- Finland / Hungary: September 24th