Napalm Records is proud to announce that Dutch gothic rock band Nemesea has joined their ranks.
The band revolving around frontlady Manda signed a worldwide record deal with the Austrian label and is currently working on new songs. The new album will hit the streets in summer 2011!
Commented the band: "Teaming up with Napalm Records is something we have been looking forward to for quite some time now. We've been working really hard on our new album and are very excited Napalm have taken us under their wing. A great record company that believes in Nemesea! There's a lot of emotion on this album as well as power and anxiety. So, on the upcoming album there will be very strong and powerful songs as well as beautiful fragile ballads. We have full confidence that Napalm Records will bring the music to where it belongs."
The Gathering will embark on South American trek this summer.
The band added the following: "We have some new South American tour dates for you. Yes, we will play in Colombia and Peru for the very, very first time ever in our history! We are still negotiating to add some more South American gigs, so don't worry too much if your country is not on the list yet. We are looking forward to see you all!"
The Gathering - South American Tour:
June 24 - Lima, Peru - Auditorio Derrama Majesterial
June 26 - La Paz, Bolivia - Teatro 16 de Julio
June 28 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro Caupolican
June 30 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Teatro Colegiales
July 05 - Bogotá, Colombia - Teatro Libre
Devin Townsend has just revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming album Ghost.
Devin previously stated about the Ghost art: "The macro shot was influenced by some shots someone on Twitter showed me. But a great photographer named Brian Kibbons did the whole album, and Travis Smith (Nevermore, Opeth) did the layout."
According to Devin, "Ghost is the mellowest (by far) and prettiest record I've done so far" with a "very wonderful vibe." It will be released with "the shitstorm that is Deconstruction simultaneously" — probably in June through InsideOut Music.
Bassist Frankie Sparcello of reactivated New Orleans groove metallers Exhorder has passed away yesterday (Tuesday, March 22nd). More information will be made available shortly.
Sparcello joined Exhorder prior to the recording sessions for the band's sophomore album, The Law, released in 1992. The group broke up a short time later and reformed with its original lineup a few years later (and repeated that process a couple of times). Sparcello rejoined Exhorder in 2009 and was scheduled to perform with the band at this year's Maryland Deathfest IX, set to take place May 26-29, 2011 at Sonar in Baltimore.
Guitarist Adam Zaars (also in Tribulation) has quit Swedish traditional heavy metal band Enforcer.
Adam Zaars issued the following statement: "After 5 years, 2 albums and almost 200 gigs in the band I have decided to tread new paths in life hence leaving Enforcer behind. I made this decision in January and told the band in China, on the way home from a truly memorable visit in South Korea and Japan. A good ending I figured. The decision was inevitable, yet of course a difficult one to make. I would like to thank the rest of the guys in the band for everything we've been through, the trials and the tribulations and the simply good times. I would also like to thank all the people that have helped us through the years. I want to wish Enforcer all the best for the future!"
Following a lengthy European tour earlier this year, Norwegian metallers Mortiis will once again team up with Combichrist for another round of live dates in the UK this summer.
Said mainman Mortiis: "We haven't played the UK in a while. It feels great to finally be able to get back over there and meet some old friends and hopefully gain some new ones. The European tour with Combichrist was a blast so we know this one will be, too."
Mortiis + Combichrist - UK Tour:
June 28 - Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads
June 29 - Leamington Spa, UK @ The Assembly
June 30 - Manchester, UK @ Academy
July 01 - Glasgow, UK @ The Classic Grand
July 02 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
July 03 - London, UK @ Koko
"Path Of The Beam", a brand-new track from US progressive metalcore band Becoming The Archetype, has been made available for streaming, exclusively at Noisecreep.
Another new track, called "The Magnetic Sky", is still streaming at this location.
"Path Of The Beam" and "The Magnetic Sky" come off the band's upcoming new album Celestial Completion, which will be released on March 29th through Solid State Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Magnus Martinsson (ex-Insision), live guitarist for Swedish death metal band Grave, won't be joining the band on their upcoming Metal Chainsaw Massacre Tour.
Commented the band: "Due to some unforeseen reasons, our live guitarist Magnus Martinsson will not join us for the Metal Chainsaw Massacre Tour now in March/April. Therefore, we've recruited Mika Lagreen from Facebreaker to step in and he's been doing one hell of a job so far at rehearsal! Welcome Mika!"
All Metal Chainsaw Massacre tour dates were previously reported over here.
The Discovery, the new album from US progressive deathcore act Born Of Osiris, is now available for streaming in its entirety at Facebook (you'll need to "like" the band, in case you didn't already, to listen to the stream).
The Discovery will be released today, March 22nd, through Sumerian Records.
The Discovery tracklist:
01. Follow The Signs
06. Two Worlds Of Design
07. A Solution
08. Shaping The Masterpiece
10. Automatic Motion
11. The Omniscient (An Interlude)
12. Last Straw
In other news, "Recreate", the new video from Born Of Osiris, can now be watched below.
Vader have recently parted ways with former Christ Agony bassist Tomasz "Reyash" Rejek. Due to "family matters," also drummer Pawel "Paul" Jaroszewicz will leave the band. However, he'll still be laying down tracks for the band's new album, Welcome To The Morbid Reich, and taking part in the group's already confirmed concerts in summer.
Mariusz Kmiołek from Massive Music Management released the following statement on behalf of the band: "New musicians, some changes and, hopefully, new great news - hence the new opening in the band. The beginning of the year was marked with Peter's decision about line-up reshuffle - he thanked Reyash for two-years' cooperation. The band and Reyash parted their ways because the latter recently failed on many fields. The main reason for this news is also his statement about reasons for leaving the band which are not true.
Danish melodic doom metal band Saturnus have recently parted ways with Firebox Records and are currently seeking a new label home. The band has also added two new members, namely Henrik Glass on drums and Mattias Svensson as the band's new rhythm guitarist.
Vocalist Thomas A.G. Jensen commented as follows: "Saturnus has been through a major transition due to a necessary line-up change arising from different views on how things needed to be run. This put the brakes on the bands progression for so long that eventually something had to break or otherwise we would inevitably have split up. We love playing live whenever we can and right now we want to do it more than ever to follow on and raise our profile once again to echo the success of our last album, Veronica Decides To Die, and previous efforts.