Nine Inch Nails has announced a large batch of new tour dates for the fall. Here are the new US tour dates:
10.23.08 - San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
10.25.08 - New Orleans, LA Voodoo Festival, City Park
10.28.08 - Orlando, FL UCF Arena
10.29.08 - Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
10.31.08 - Nashville, TN Sommet Center
11.01.08 - Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
11.03.08 - Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
11.05.08 - Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
11.08.08 - Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
11.09.08 - Worchester, MA DCU Center (rescheduled from previous date)
11.11.08 - Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
11.12.08 - Montreal, QC Bell Centre
11.14.08 - Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
Amon Amarth have posted the following on their official website regarding work on a new video clip:
"We recently returned from Poland after shooting the first video for the upcoming album "Twilight of the Thunder God". The video will be for the title track.
We joined efforts with the Polish team, Group 13 and director Dariusz Szermanowicz for "Twilight of the Thunder God" and filmed it on the old Viking site, Jomsborg, home of the Jomsvikings in Wolin, Poland.
Our brothers from Jomsvikings traveled from far and wide, places like Poland, Germany, Belgium, England, Australia and USA to be part of this great video.
It seemed that the Thunder God was on our side when shooting the video because a hurricane/storm passed through the area during the day, creating the chaotic and violent atmosphere we were hoping for. It was the toughest conditions we ever recorded a video in, blood and sweat, quite literally both, were part of the making. But we don't mind getting our hands dirty and metal was never supposed to be "nice". In fact we couldn't have wished for a more fitting video shoot for this song, being the Ragnarök and all!
Metallica just released the second single off their upcoming album, Death Magnetic today. Entitled "My Apocalypse", the track is now available on www.metallica.com and for download on iTunes. Metallica fans should also check out iTunes where you can also purchase the riveting track "The Day That Never Comes" which premiered last week.
Official streaming: http://www.metallica.com/index.asp?item=601136
iTunes link here
Additionally, the band have recently unveiled a new widget that the band will frequently updated with news, a trailer for their MissionMetallica.com fan site, and other Death Magnetic related material. The widget can be embedded onto most social networking sites and blog applications.
Artillery are set to re-release their classic 80's album "Terror Squad" with remastered tracks and bonus songs. It will be in a new digipak edition limited to 2000 copies. The release date is scheduled for 29th September.
Here is the complete tracklist:
02. In The Trash
03. Terror Squad
04. Let There Be Sin
05. Hunger and Greed
07. At War With Science
08. Decapitations of Deviants
Disc II (Bonus Tracks)
01. The Challenge
02. In The Trash
04. Let There Be Sin
05. All For You (With Per Onink)
06. We Are The Dead
07. Too Late To Regret
The following update was posted on Soilwork's official Myspace site:
"As many of you may have noticed, we have a new session guitarist in our ranks - none other than Mr. Sylvain Coudret of Scarve! Sylvain's doing an amazing job so far and it's a blast to have him around. He is with us for our last three fests: Germany's Summer Breeze, Brutal Assault (in rainy Czech Republic from where I'm writing this) and Bloodstock in Derby, UK... so come and enjoy a little round of Soilwork live annihilation this weekend!"
Swedish Heavy Metallers Dream Evil has revealed the details behind their forthcoming 2CD & DVD retrospective package, "Gold Medal In Metal" which can be viewed below.
Gold Medal In Metal (Alive & Archive) DVD+2CD:
Gold Medal Disc - DVD (100:45):
Live Maerd (67:45)
2. "Blind Evil"
3. "Fire! Battle! In Metal!"
4. "In Flames You Burn"
5. "Crusaders' Anthem"
6. "Back From The Dead"
7. "Higher On Fire"
8. "The Prophecy"
9. "Made Of Metal"
10. "Heavy Metal In The Night"
11. "Let Me Out"
12. "The Chosen Ones"
13. "The Book Of Heavy Metal"
14. "Chasing The Dragon"
Norwegian doomsters Funeral have set 22 September as the release date for their upcoming album entitled "As The Light Does The Shadow" cover] to be released via Indie Recordings. Track No. 5 entitled "In The Fathoms Of Wit And Reason" features Robert Lowe (Candlemass, Solitude Aeturnus) on vocals.
01. The Will To Die
02. Those Fated To Fall
03. The Strength To End It
04. The Elusive Light
05. In The Fathoms Of Wit And Reason
06. Towards The End
07. Let Us Die Alone
08. The Absence Of Heaven
10. Fallen One
Finnish symphonic folk metallers Kivimetsän Druidi will be releasing their debut album entitled "Shadowheart" cover] in October 2008. The band describes the album as having "an unmistakable sound that is heavy, drivingly fast, but due to its epic atmosphere, and melancholic, highly catchy overtones marks a stunning amalgamation of Celtic folklore and vast extreme metal influences." The lyrics of the album are in both Finnish and English.
Finally we can announce that "Thy Kingdom Gone" will be released on October 20th!
For now we're proud to present the front cover artwork which was done by Seth Siro Anton, as well as the final tracklist of the album:
02. Pain Has Taken Over
03. Rain Of A Thousand Years
05. Thy Kingdom Gone
06. Words Before You Leave
07. Miss Fortune
08. Colossal Shaped Despair
10. For My Enemies
11. Souls Of The Neon Reign
12. The War We Left Behind
Artwork can be viewed here as well as on their official website and myspace page.
Canadian metallers Into Eternity have posted the a new track entitled "Time Immemorial" on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's upcoming album "The Incurable Tragedy" cover].
In other news, the band recently shot a new video for the track "Time Immemorial" acclaimed director Craig Bernard (Theory Of A Deadman).
Comments bassist Troy Bleich:
"We ended up making it to Montreal just in time for our video shoot for 'Time Immemorial.' The location was awesome, as it was apparently a haunted house. Didn't see any ghosts, though. That would've been cool, as it might have filled in the 13 hours of time spent waiting for Stu's acting career to take flight! In all seriousness, it was a very cool experience and I think the video is going to be awesome. Thanks to the director Craig and the rest of the crew for making it a time that was truly...immemorial."
Swedish death metaller This Ending have announced that their upcoming album entitled "Dead Harvest" will be delayed. The band had recorded, mixed and mastered the album during the summer however, they are not entirely satisfied with the final mix and believe it doesn't do the album justice. The band chose to go back to re-mix and re-master the album and are hoping for a February 2009 release.
Italian metallers Ephel Duath have updated their myspace page with news regarding their upcoming album. The band has just completed recording their album entitled "Through My Dog's Eyes," which took place in Rome at Outer Sound Studio with producer Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre, Klimt 1918).
Giuseppe Orlando states:
"Ephel Duath's new work is fkin awesome.... it's the best example for intense, precise and focused songwriting. A very power and forceful statement of the band. I'm very happy and proud to being part of this album!".
The album will be mastered by Mika Jussila (HIM, Nightwish) at Finnvox Studios, Finland.
Swedish metallers Dark Tranquillity have posted the following update on their website:
D.T. has parted ways with longtime bass player Michael Nicklasson. All booked shows will go on as scheduled with a session bassist. We thank Michael for his time in the band and wish him the best of luck in future endeavours. Here is a statement from him.
"After almost 10 years and tons of tours and festivals, I chose to leave D.T. for personal reasons. It's been so cool all this time to meet all the people and the tons of fans around the world, and all the friends that I got during this amazing journey - crew, fans and all the people I (we) worked with. I can't name everyone, as the list would take up all the space on the web site, but I'm going to miss all of you that worked and supported us (me) during these years, but this is the right thing to do, I really need a break."