"Vigilance", the new album of Threat Signal, has been made available for streaming online. The whole record can be streamed at this location. "Vigilance", the band's sophomore album, was produced by vocalist Jon Howard and mixed by Greg Reely (Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly). The record is set for release on September 8th (N. America) and 11th (Europe) through Nuclear Blast Records.
"Vigilance" cover art] and tracklisting:
02. Through My Eyes
03. The Beginning Of The End
04. United We Stand
05. Beyond Recognition
06. Another Source Of Light
07. Hate Machine
11. In Repair
12. Escape From Reality
13. To Remember
Battle Of Mice has called it quits. Here's the official statement:
"After two critically acclaimed releases, Battle Of Mice has been officially and amicably dissolved. Never before has the story of a violent, interpersonal flameout been so aurally documented. It was intense while it lasted, but we should all be thankful that the band has ended; not with a bang, but with a whimper.
What the future holds:
The full length vinyl may still make an appearance sometime next year. We are waiting for the final word on that one.
Julie Christmas (Made Out Of Babies) is currently working on a solo record, be on the lookout. The record features almost an entirely different lineup on each song, featuring many special guests.
Istanbul's nihilistic death metallers, Heretic Soul have inked a deal with Rotting Corpse Records in anticipation of their upcoming album, "Born Into This Plague". Final recording is finished and artwork is near completion, with the release tentatively scheduled for early 2010.
Track listing for "Born Into This Plague" is as follows:
01. The Truth Dwells in Your Head
02. Deadliest Enemy
03. Mental Decay
04. Suffering from Existence
06. Worship Me
07. Beyond Hatred
08. Life Becomes Our Grave
09. 21 Grams
Nachtmystium are currently in pre-production mode for their next album. Recording for the new record will begin in early January and a spring release via Century Media Records is expected.
Band mastermind Blake Judd comments: "We're currently working on material for Black Meddle Part II (official title TBA) and will be doing a demoing pre-production session with Sanford Parker in October. The new material is reminiscent of Assassins with more of a rock and roll edge over all. Our love for post rock and industrial (ala Ministry, Killing Joke, etc.) is even more present this time around. We're hoping to make a record that will continue to push extreme music into uncharted territories."
German thrash metal veterans Destruction have tapped Evile guitarist Ol Drake as the temporary replacement for Mike Sifringer for their September 13 appearance at the Caos Emergente festival in Portugal.
According to a posting on Destruction's web site, the middle finger on Sifringer's left hand was broken and the ring finger was cracked "when an aggressive fan jumped out of the moshpit into the crowd with a kick jump" during a hardcore show at the Vlamrock festival in Belgium. Mike, who was watching the concert, "did not see coming and hit left hand with full power."
Destruction stated about Ol Drake, "He's the perfect match: young, wild, talented and a Destruction fan to the bone. The kids will love him!"
Ol added: "I was gutted to hear about Mike's injury. I wish all thebest to him and hope he heals fast! I got a mail from Schmier asking if I could step in on guitar. It was an obvious yes. I absolutely love Destruction so this is a huge honor and privilege for me. Can't wait! It's gonna kick ass. Luckily I can already play a lot of the set being a fan. A huge thank you to Schmier, Mike and Marc for this dream gig!"
Månegarm have revealed the cover artwork and song titles for their upcoming album "Nattväsen". The album will be released on the 22nd October via Regain Records.
"Nattväsen" cover artwork] tracklist:
01. Mina Fäders Hall (Hall Of My Father's)
02. Nattsjäl, Drömsjäl (Nightsoul, Dreamsoul)
03. Bergagasten (The Mountain Ghost)
04. I Den Svataste Jord (In The Blackest Soil)
06. Vetrarmegin (Winter Force)
08. Nattväsen (Night Creatures)
09. Delling (Dawn)
Short song-by-song descriptions of the songs can be found at this location.
Fatum Elisum (FR doom / death)
Process Of Guilt (PT doom / death)
Unsilence (UK melodic classic doom)
Sardonis (BE sludge)
My Lament (BE doom / death)
Möse (BE sludge)
together with the five names which had already been announced:
Lord Vicar (FI classic doom)
The Prophecy (UK doom/death)
Ereb Altor (SE epic doom/viking)
Spiritus Mortis (FI classic doom)
The 11th Hour (NL classic epic doom)
Dimmu Borgir have posted a lengthy statement addressing the drama brought about by former members Mustis and ICS Vortex being kicked out of the band earlier this week. Here it is:
"Man, what a shitstorm response!
Too bad all the shit is thrown in the wrong direction.
Oh, well, what else could we expect?
We don't blame you as you still haven't heard the other side, the band's side.
We have put up with unprofessionalism and bad live performances for years. This couldn't be ignored anymore as we firmly believe the fans deserve the best on both records and shows.
First of all, a big thank you to those who still have their own mind intact and believe in the music of the band and not only judge by what is falsely accused in statements posted online by recently fired members based on their ignorance, bitterness and greed. A quite normal human response when being disappointed, but we hope you kept in mind the saying that goes: 'Those who scream the loudest have the most to hide…' but: 'Only when we're calm we'll be able to listen.'