Nnirnaeth released a new song from his upcoming album "Splendour Of The Abyss" on http://www.myspace.com/officialnirnaeth, entitled "My Misanthropy". Moreover, the band is looking for a manager and a label.
The tracklisting of "Splendour Of The Abyss" is as follows:
01. My Misanthropy
02. Let Me Inside
03. The Encounter
05. Spirit Elimination
07. Grace Beyond The Flesh
09. Place Of Solace
A studio report containing audio extracts can be found at this location.
"As some of you know, we are writing for our third full-length album. It's been a bit of a slow going thing. We are trying to make a record that has a classic and timeless feel to it. Some of you may also know that "Riders Of The Plague" is going to be a hard album to top. We are doing whatever it takes to do just that. We have some ideas up our sleeves to involve you fans on this next record as well. The last time, we had many of our fans put their names in our CD insert. Keep your eyes open for something a whole lot cooler than that. The music is coming along. We will be posting video footage of the pre-production and the recording in the months to come."
The new Morifade album is entitled "Empire Of Souls" and will be a 10 track album. The band adds: "The album is now complete with cover and layout and will be presented to various labels, our hope is that the album will be released during 2009. We'll be back with cover design and also some audio clips from the album!"
The album was recorded at White Light Studio in Linköping, Sweden.
An official statement regarding the band's activities was posted on their MySpace page on Thursday and reads as follows:
"It's about time we rise from the dormant and break the silence, to give you all an update from the Mnemic camp!
Its been too damn long since the last update, which i must apologize for. First of all, a really late Happy New Year from the lads in Mnemic to all of you reading this. Since we took a break from touring in 2008, apart from playing a few shows with Metallica (Yes, I still mention this cause I'm damn proud of it!), things have been quite productive. We have definitely not been lazy, that's for sure. As we did recharge our batteries, in this break, we also fell the hunger for creativity and started writing new material. Already by now I can confirm that we have 11 brand new songs written, and we are still a long way from finishing. The plan is of course to write as many songs as possible until we are 110% satisfied with all the material. For now the title of the album is set as "Sons of the System".
Swedish metallers Thyrfing have issued the short following update:
"We are glad to welcome Fredrik Jansson (ex-Dysplasia) as new full-time member and guitarist of Thyrfing. Fredrik has been helping us out as session member during the shows we made in 2008 and it has been working out extremely well on all levels. So from today, the band is back as a six-piece again!"
Dutch metallers God Dethroned have posted online a new song, entitled "Under A Darkening Sky", on their MySpace page.
"Under A Darkening Sky" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Passiondale", which will be released April 24 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy (April 27 in the rest of Europe) via Metal Blade Records.
"Raise Your Fist, Evangelist", a new song from German metallers Powerwolf, is available for streaming on Metal Blade's MySpace page.
"Raise Your Fist, Evangelist" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Bible Of The Beast", which will be released on April 24 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy (April 27 in the rest of Europe) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was mixed by Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Hammerfall, Arch Enemy).
French metallers Gojira will embark on a North American headlining tour in May 2009. Support on the trek will come from The Chariot and Car Bomb. The tour flyer can be found at this location.
The dates are as follows:
May 01 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
May 02 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
May 03 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore at The TLA
May 04 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
May 06 - New York, NY - Blender Theatre @ Gramercy
May 07 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
May 08 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
May 09 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
May 10 - Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
May 11 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
May 14 - Murray, UT - Murray Theater
May 17 - Vancouver, BC - Richards On Richards
May 18 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
US metallers Birds Of Prey have posted online a new song, entitled "Momma", on their MySpace page.
"Momma" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "The Hellpreacher", which will be released on April 28 in US (May 4 internationally) via Relapse Records.
"The Hellpreacher" cover artwork] tracklisting:
03. As The Field Mice Play
04. Alive Inside!
05. Tempt The Disciples
06. Taking On Our Winter Blood
07. The Excavation
08. Blind Faith
09. False Prophet
10. The Owl Closes In
11. Warriors Of Mud... The Hellfighters
12. Giving Up The Ghost
The new debut album from Portuguese metal band Grimlet, entitled "Grim Perceptions" is now finished. The album was recorded at EchoSystem Studio in Barcelos (Portugal) by Rui Santos & Bruno Gonçalves, it was mixed by Daniel Cardoso & Pedro Mendes at UltraSound Studios in Braga (Portugal), and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. A preview from the forthcoming album is now online at this location.
According to an official posting, you can expect "an intense explosion of Extreme Death/Thrash Metal! 50 minutes of dark and twisted visions coming out from the chaos that manipulates and consumes the human mind!"
Right now the band is doing the artwork and layout production with Phobos Anomally Design from an original painting by Ettiene S.Aman, as well as looking for labels to release and distribute the new album. The album's release date will be anounced as soon as possible. A new MySpace layout by Return to Life Designs will soon be online.
Australian thrash metallers Mortal Sin have posted the following update:
"After such a big year last year Mortal Sin have decided to begin writing a new album. We'll be looking at releasing something later this year. Don't ask me when, don't ask me how many songs, don't ask me if we have a title yet. The answer to all those questions will come with time! We look forward to making it one of the best albums we can possibly make and we look forward to getting back out on the road as soon as we can."