"Twilight of the Thunder God" will be released on the 17th of September in Sweden, the 19th of September in D/A/CH/I and the 22nd of September in the rest of Europe. North American release date is September 30.
The final track listing for "Twilight of the Thunder God" is as follows:
01. Twilight Of The Thunder God
02. Free Will Sacrifice
03. Guardians Of Asgaard
04. Where Is Your God?
05. Varyags Of Miklagaard
06. Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags
07. No Fear For The Setting Sun
08. The Hero
09. Live For The Kill
10. Embrace Of The Endless Ocean
"Twilight of the Thunder God" features several high-profile guest appearances including Entombed singer L.G. Petrov (on 'Guardians of Asgaard'), Children Of Bodom guitarist Roope Latvala (who shreds a fierce solo on the track 'Twilight of the Thunder God') and Finnish cello metal band Apocalyptica (a guest appearance on 'Live For The Kill').
Children Of Bodom have announced a U.S. headlining tour in support of their critically acclaimed new album, Blooddrunk. The scheduled four week, 25 city tour will kick off on September 11 in Baltimore, MD and criss-cross the U.S., closing with a bang on October 10 in Worcester, MA.
The Children Of Bodom U.S. headlining tour will feature support from Between The Buried And Me as well as a "very special guest to be announced". The major market trek will represent the influential metal band's first U.S. headlining jaunt in support of Blooddrunk and follows the quintet's red hot summer North American "Gigantour" live dates as hand-picked support for heavy music legends Megadeth.
Alice Cooper's entire new album, entitled "Along Came A Spider", is available for streaming on his MySpace page.
"Along Came A Spider" was co-produced by Danny Saber, Greg Hampton and Alice himself. The album will be released in Germany, Austria, Switzerland on July 25th (July 28th in the rest of Europe and July 29th in North America) via Steamhammer/SPV.
"Death Magnetic," the entire album will be available for Guitar Hero too!
It's a first in both music and gaming - the same day that "Death Magnetic" hits the streets, you'll be able to download every song from the album for "Guitar Hero III!" We are so psyched that we'll be the first out of the gate with this simultaneous release... who knows, maybe a few years from now this will be the norm when your favorite band's new record comes out.
And for those of you who are anxiously awaiting the next Guitar Hero, "World Tour," we're ready for that too - you will be able to experience "Death Magnetic" for drums, vocals, and guitar when that game emerges this Fall."
Norwegian metallers Kampfar will release their new album, entitled "Heimgang", on September 26th (October 7th in US and Canada) via Napalm Records.
The album was recorded at Silvertone Studio in Norway.
US metallers Intronaut will release their new album, entitled "Prehistoricisms", on September 16 via Century Media Records.
The drums for the album were tracked at Opera Studios in North Hollywood, guitars and bass were laid down at Castle Oaks Studios in Calabasas. Vocals were completed at Clearlake Audio in North Hollywood, and the whole process was engineered by Josh Newell (Jane's Addiction).
"Prehistoricisms" raw cover] tracklisting:
01. Primordial Soup
02. The Literal Black Cloud
03. Cavernous Den Of Shame
05. Any Port
08. The Reptilian Brain
1 - Sleep
2 - Eat
3 - Shit
4 - Fight
5 - Fuck
The band adds: "We have also posted some footage of us jamming in the practice room."
Swedish metallers Grave have posted a video for the track "Bloodpath" at this location. The track comes off the band's new album entitled "Dominion VIII" which was released last April. The filming material of the video took 3 days to complete, and it is the band's first music video since 1994. The video was shot in the island of Gotland in Sweden.
Canadian metallers Into Eternity will release their new album, entitled "The Incurable Tragedy", on August 25th in Europe (August 29th in japan and September 2nd in US) via Century Media.
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Touchwood Studios (Regina, SK), produced and engineered by Grant Hall and Johnny Gasparic, mixed and mastered by Grant Hall (mixing assistant: Justin Bender). The cover artwork was done by Mattias Norén (www.progart.com).
"The Incurable Tragedy" cover] tracklisting:
01. Prelude To Woe
02. Tides Of Blood
03. Spent Years Of Regret
05. Diagnosis Terminal
06. The Incurable Tragedy I
08. Time Immemorial
09. The Incurable Tragedy II
US metallers Helstar have issued the following update:
"Yeah we know, we suck! We haven't kept up with the site, but hey we've been in the studio! That's right we have a new CD completed! The title is "The King Of Hell". The European release date is set for September of this year. The US release should be about 3 months later. Don't ask why, we don't even know. Keep checking back for a sneak peak of some of the new songs and for upcoming European Tour dates!"
"The King Of Hell" cover] tracklisting:
01. The King Of Hell
02. The Plague Called Man
04. When Empires Fall
05. Wicked Disposition
06. Caress Of The Dead
07. Pain Will Be Thy Name
Swedish metallers Burst have posted "(We watched) The Silver Rain" and "Cripple God" through their Myspace. The two songs come off their forthcoming album, entitled "Lazarus Bird" which will be released on September 16th in US (September 19th in Germany, September 22nd in the rest of Europe) via Relapse Records.
"Lazarus Bird" was recorded at Studio Bohussound (Status Quo, Abba) in Kungälv, Sweden. The follow-up to 2005's "Origo" was once again tracked with engineer Fredrik Reinedahl (Opeth, In Flames, Gadget).
The band adds: "We are shamelessly proud to offer you this preview of what we have been doing this last year. Look out for a couple of studio diary-style webisodes to be released shortly. Love from Sweden."
According to a Listenable Records press release: "n0n", the long awaited follow up to the debut "Occasus", sees The Amenta redefining extreme music. Rather than relying on the cliché shit in which other bands are content wallow, The Amenta have constructed an album built on new ideas, new concepts, new sounds and new techniques. "n0n" is the fusion of whitenoise, shards of dissonant guitars and dense layers of radio chatter. Lyrically, "n0n" is a newscast, showing you the shit around you. Suicide bombers and evangelists, freeways and dead ends. "n0n" stands as an indictment on todays media and technology addicted society.
The album will be released on October 20th via Listenable Records.
Norwegian metellars Satyricon have issued the following update::
''The last week and a half has been very eventful, recording vocals, brass with people from the the Broadcasting orchestra and the philharmonic, last night we had a choir called Grex Vocalis in the studio and we did a big photo shoot last weekend with tame wolves and lynx's (that were not tame) at some sort of reservate up in the mountains here in Norway. Very fascinating and powerful! We also went to some locations which represent the country's dramatic nature in a great way.
This week we're finishing the final recordings and preparing the album for mix. Saturday we play Kaltenbach Open Air in Austria and Monday we fly back to L.A to mix the record with Joe Barresi and do mastering with Brian Gardner.
Finnish metallers Amoral have issued the following update:
"We are sad to inform you that Niko is leaving Amoral. A while ago he sat us down and told us that he's having serious motivation problems and feels like it's time to do other things. We were in shock, as none of us saw this coming. We were sure Niko was enjoying the ride just as much as we were. We tried reasoning with him, even offering him a year-long break to do whatever else he feels like he needs to do, but quickly realized he had already made his mind.
Of course we were devastated at first. Niko was just as crucial part of the band as the rest of us, and also our frontman, the voice of the band. Was this the end of Amoral? The rest of us discussed this and were happy to see that we all felt that there's no way we're stopping now. We've worked too hard to get where we are, and we enjoy playing together, so why would we give it all up? We decided to look at the bright side of the situation: this would be our chance to pursue in a more melodic direction, something we've wanted for a long time but weren't able to do with Niko. This shouldn't come as a surprise for you who've been following our doings. The "rock n' roll vibe" has been present in our live shows and songs since our second album Decrowning, and especially on the last album Reptile Ride, which had some melodic vocals and a lot of stuff not suitable under the "technical death metal" -tag we've had on us…