22:59 - Kurty Wurty Lol Che did you just go to that show knowing lulz would be inevitable to see? Not gonna lie, I like his stuff, gets me feeling all upbeat and shit while I'm playing on P'km Showdown. Great story though!
Finnish metallers Profane Omen have set Destroy! as the title of their third album, due on September 28th via Spinefarm Records. A studio diary can be found at this location and a trailer for the album can be viewed over here.
Destroy! was produced by Ville Sorvali (Moonsorrow) and Mikko Herranen (Rust) and was recorded in part at Petrax studios in Hollola, Finland. The effort was mastered at Chartmakers in Helsinki.
A new chapter will be added to the success story of Swedish up-and-comers Bullet, whose boundless love to 80s Heavy Metal led to the band's founding a decade ago. The passionate metal quartet around vocalist Hell Hofer and guitarist Hampus Klang will be part of the big Nuclear Blast family from now on! With three successful albums - of which two could even get rank 3 in Swedish charts - and numerous tours, for example together with their fellow countrymen of HammerFall and Sabaton in 2009, the gunslingers were able to achieve a wide and solid fanbase. And as for the future, Bullet still got quite a few hot bullets in the bull barrel!
Progressive melodic death metal outfit Cipher System release another song of the upcoming Nuclear Blast debut Communicate The Storms for streaming. "Forget To Forgive" is available from now on as a foretaste of the band's precise art of composing at this location.
Just like an enormous clockwork, the perfectly sophisticated songs of the Swedish sextet dictate the rhythm for the modern Melodic Death Metal scene. Cipher System give a live-cell therapy to the long-serving Gothenburg Metal and put a new, zeitgeisty complexion on it, with their electrifying keyboard passages and brutal thunderstorms of guitar riffing intertwining paradigmatically. Whoever likes progressive Melodic Death Metal sure will love Cipher System!
The Wretched End, formed in 2008 as creative collaboration between Samoth (Emperor/Zyklon) and Cosmo (Mindgrinder), are currently heading into Strand Studio, Oslo, to record the drumtracks for the follow up to last years debut album Ominous. Once again it is Swedish skinbasher Nils Fjellström (aka Dominator from Dark Funeral, Aeon and In Battle) who's behind the kit.
The new album is tentatively entitled Inroads and confirmed song titles include: "Death By Nature", "Cold Iron Soul", "Blackthorn Winter", "Fear Propaganda", "Hunger", "Throne Renowned Of Old", "Tyrant Of The Mountain", "Deathtopian Society" and "The Haunting Ground".
Hungarian metallers Sear Bliss have issued the following update:
"The recording of the seventh Sear Bliss album with producer Viktor Scheer began on the 21st of July. The drums and guitar tracks have already been recorded. The record will be released by Candlelight Records, release date will be announced later. The yet-untitled album will open a new chapter in the life of the band musically. The songs are dramatic and unsettling, dark and painful. More details and photos of the recording can be viewed here."
"Curl Of The Burl", a brand new song from US metallers Mastodon, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player at this location.
"Curl Of The Burl" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled The Hunter, which will be released on September 27 via Reprise Records. More details about The Hunter were previously reported over here.
After 15 years of friendship, hard work and big passion, fully invested in the creation of symphonic music and an epic saga that will remain in the history of heavy metal, Alex Staropoli and Luca Turilli decided to proceed to a friendly split. "10 albums released and the end of the saga represent, musically and lyrically, an important artistic goal finally reached, underlined by the success of our last release From Chaos To Eternity, for which we want to thank our wonderful fans once again. Now it came the time when new artistic stimulations need to be found, in respect of both parts' visions and perspectives and of our longtime friendship" say Luca and Alex. Due to the latest legal agreements actually in force, Alex Staropoli will go on with Rhapsody Of Fire having, between the others, Fabio Lione as singer, Tom Hess as guitar player and Alex Holzwarth as drummer. For the same agreements and the original name's common ownership, Luca Turilli will release his future works with a new Rhapsody band, including the faithful band members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth.
The singer has announced her participation in a new project named Harus.
Here is the official statement from her official website:
"There is an old Finnish tradition when it comes to newborns - the baby is not to be named until the baptism ceremony, when he or she is presented to the family with the chosen name.
A few years ago, in 2006, a new project from Tarja was born and, following the same tradition, the time has come to baptize it, to make the presentations to the family and to give it a name - Harus.
As previously reported over here a few months ago, the British doom-bringers known as Esoteric announced a new album.
This joyful event that occurred also included a promise of future updates. Now here is one: Esoteric's forthcoming sixth album is entitled Paragon Of Dissonance and it will be released somewhere in mid-November as a 2-disc set, like most of Esoteric's previous albums. More details in September.
American blackened crust/sludge scumbag metal band Wolvhammer, have completed work on their follow-up to last year's Black Marketeers Of WWIII debut, entitled The Obsidian Plains.
With already a decent pedigree within the U.S. underground black metal scene that involves such likeminded heathens as Nachtmystium, Cobalt, Ludicra (RIP), Withered etc. Wolvhammer are set to elevate their pillaging to a whole new level with The Obsidian Plains.
Known for combining such genres as black metal (of the Darkthrone, Craft, old Celtic Frost/Hellhammer vibe), punk, crust, doom and epic blackened-like sludge, with The Obsidian Plains (which was produced and recorded by Sanford Parker) Wolvhammer are going to make an impact with the subtlety of a vicious sledgehammer blow to the head. An album much more epic, crushing, and overall more encompassing than their debut. With several shifts in the band's line-up since their inception, the band look to make even more of a statement with their latest solidified lineup, which now includes ex-Nachtmystium guitarist Jeff Wilson.