Finntroll, Century Media Records and King Foo Entertainment announce the signing of a worldwide deal to unleash the next three Finntroll albums.
Jens Prueter, Head of A&R at Century Media Europe: "We are proud to sign Finntroll worldwide to Century Media Records. We started working with them in 2001 when we licensed "Jaktens Tid" and the following two albums from their previous label Spinefarm for release in Germany, Benelux and North America. Since then we became good friends going through great times like a massive co-headline show at Wacken 2006 (to be seen on the "Ur Jordens Djup" bonus DVD), the experience of a Fisherman's Friend Vodka Cocktail and many other great moments blurred by further alcohol abuse. And we also went through bad times like Teemu "Somnium" Raimorantas funeral, the day we had to bring Tundra to a doctor because his infected feet was already smelling bad and the Earthshaker Roadshock Tour 2007 that was cancelled after a few shows because of disastrous organisation. Apart from that, we just love Finntroll for their unique dark blend of traditional Finnish hoedown-music and folky black metal. There are only a few bands in metal that have such a unique style and we can't wait to hear the upcoming album. Kippis!"
Theatre Of Tragedy have made two album samples available online. Both samples come off the band's forthcoming album "Forever Is The World", to be released on 18 September. Samples from "Deadland" and "Hide And Seek" can be listened at the band's official website and MySpace.
The album cover artwork has been found at this location. The band added: "We are proud to present the 7th Theatre of Tragedy album cover! This was one again made by the ingenious artwork wizard Thomas Ewerhard. Following up his excellent work on "Assembly" and "Storm", Thomas has once again managed to amaze us with his skills. The album artwork is also a challenge to the die hard ToT fan. Somewhere inside this cover there are incorporated elements from all 6 studio album covers of the band. See if you can find it?"
British gothic metal act Paradise Lost will release their highly anticipated new album "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" on Century Media Records on September 28, 2009 in Europe and October 6, 2009 in the US.
Now, "The Rise Of Denial", a brand new track from this landmark gothic metal opus has been posted at the band's redesigned MySpace site.
Guitarist Greg Mackintosh comments: "A classic PL song. This was the first song written for this album and the reason I decided to switch to 7 string guitars. It's almost like melodic, well structured grindcore. Dropping to 'A' really took this song in a different direction. It gives the song a kind of crushing, seething anger."
US metallers Manowar have issued the following update on their official website:
"The long awaited sequel of the "Hell On Earth" series is finally coming out on November 27, 2009.
"Hell On Earth V" will cover Manowar's recent world tours including Germany, Norway, Spain, Finland, Russia, Romania, Turkey, USA and Canada. It will feature live performances of old and new classics such as "Gloves Of Metal", "The Crown And The Ring", "Hand Of Doom", "Hymn Of The Immortal Warrior", "Father", "God Or Man" and many others.
Director Neil Johnson adds: "Picking up where the Earthshaker left off... "Hell On Earth V" covers the amazing "Demons Dragons & Warriors Tour" complete with onstage Vikings and all the craziness that happens behind the scenes of a Manowar show. I have done my best to show new and classic songs never captured on camera before, including the much-requested "Mountains" and songs from the new EP, "Thunder In The Sky". It will be a step above "Hell On Earth IV" in quality and spectacle."
Norwegian metallers Skitliv will release their debut album, "Skandinavisk Misantropi", on October 19 in Europe (November 17 in the US) via the Season Of Mist. The album features guest vocal appearances by David Tibet (Current 93), Attila Csihar (Mayhem, Sunn O)))) and Gaahl (ex-God Seed, ex-Gorgoroth).
"Skandinavisk Misantropi" cover art] tracklist:
01. Luciferon (Intro)
02. Slow Pain Coming
03. Hollow Devotion
04. Skandinavisk Misantropi
05. Towards The Shores Of Loss (Vulture Face Kain)
06. A Valley Below
Internationally known rock group Karma To Burn stars William Mecum, Richard Mullins and Rob Oswald who have written and performed Karma To Burn's #1 Mega Hit "Twenty", and top Singles "30 And 34" are pleased to announce their rock band Karma To Burn have signed with Napalm Records.
Karma To Burn has sold many albums worldwide. Karma To Burn, the original rock band recently reunited to tour for the first time in 7 years. VH1 has ranked Karma To Burn's "Twenty" as one of the "100 Greatest Songs of the '90s". Kerrang Magazine named Karma To Burn one of the top 25 most influential hard rock acts of all time. "William, Robert and I are proud to announce our new partnership with Napalm Records", affirms Richard "Little Dickie" Mullins. "We're thrilled at the opportunity for a renewed vitality for our rock band, Karma To Burn. We eagerly anticipate an unstoppable connection between the songs we work so hard on and the fans of classic, directly in the eye of the storm riffage that we make our music for. While trends have come and gone, Napalm has stayed the course and supported a loyal fanbase all over the world. William, Robert and I have taken great pride in doing the same. It's this shared passion for great music... spearheaded by great songs... presented in a timeless fashion... that's assured William, Robert and I that Napalm Records will be where our future hits find the perfect home."
Finnish metallers Soulgrind will enter the studio on September 14 to begin recording their forthcoming album, "The Tuoni Pathway", for an early 2010 release via Femme Metal Records.
A pre-production version of the song "Farewell To Misery" was previously posted at the band's MySpace page.
"The Tuoni Pathway" tracklist:
01. The Call Of Dancing Waters
02. The Song Of Tomorrow
03. My Sweet Thought Of Death
04. Vuoret Ja Metsänmaa
06. Among The Graves
07. March Butterfly
08. Pilgrim Of The Shadows
09. Farewell To Misery
10. The Tuoni Pathway