Def Leppard are sorry to report that due to unforeseen circumstances, the two shows in India (scheduled to take place on October 17 and 19 in Bangalore and Mumbai, resp.) have been cancelled. The band added: "We apologize to our Indian fans and we hope to be able to make up for it in the future."
As posted on Chimaira's official website by bassist Jim LaMarca:
"Well here we go again with a new record. We're about to step in the studio again with Ben Schigel. Some of us have been working with Ben for over 13 years and I am really excited to be working on this record at home this time. We start pre-production this week and it will be fine tuning from here on out. I hope that everyone enjoy's the YouTube stuff and hopefully we will have some new footage up for you this week. The attached video Link] is a little homeage to The Great Hoya (Madball), I have to admit he is my favorite guy to tour with."
Wizard are ready for the next CD production. Here is some information about the new album "Thor".
The production will be done by Andy Horn. Achim Köhler will be arranging the sound. While the artwork is drawn by Anthony Clarkson, the photographer will be Jochen van Eden, who is known from his other work for the band.
The following songs will be featured on the new album, which doens't have any official release date yet:
Utgard (Part I & II)
Pounding in the night
What would you do?
Next year in April we will celebrate our 15th anniversary. We'll do a special gig featuring some very special guests on April 11th at Baroeg in Rotterdam.
Next to that we have agreed with our label Displeased Records that we will release a special EP featuring 4 songs. Right now I won't go into detail concerning this EP; just wait and see. It'll be great though.
At last, Secrets of the Moon have revealed the name and tracklist of their fourth studio album! The album will be entitled 'PRIVILEGIVM'.
The band is stated to enter the studio in early 2009. These are a few of the listed track names, but no specifics yet:
A Million Suns
For They Know Not
Queen Among Rats
The last statement from the blog at myspace: 'Major updates, samples, lyrics aswell as impressions on the evolvement of the record can be found on a special website that will be revealed next week.'
In other news, the band announced the following: "We are proud to annonce that K.S.A. has joined Secrets Of The Moon as a permanent member. His skills and his exigent nature just feel right for the band and he already contributed some extremely good ideas to what will become the new album."
The latest work since "Blood Libels" was recently spawned from the vicious Antaeus! The track "Misery To The Defeated" was sent to the label for the split with the German black metal band, Katharsis.
MkM stated: "..we had to fix numerous details, but the final mix of "Misery To The Defeated" revealed itself to be worth the wait.." and apparently it will show the audience a different side of Antaeus. This track shall remain exclusive to the split with Katharsis.
French metallers Adagio have inked a deal with Listenable Records for their release of their new album, "Archangels In Black", tentatively due in February 2009.
According to a press release, "Archangels In Black", first CD to feature Adagio's latest addition, Finnish singer Christian Palin. features an absolutely new portrait of the band, keeping the essence of what makes it's personality but in a more direct and heavier way: "Our respective lives and the band are inseparable, and as a consequence, whichever way we're personally evolving slightly transforms Adagio." The CD was masteted at the Cutting Room in Sweden with Björn Engelmann (Rammstein, Meshuggah). According to guitarist Stéphan Forté, "Björn did an amazing job. The result is heavy as fuck and makes the songs even more powerful! We're a 110% happy with the result."
Novembers Doom have issued the following statement on their MySpace blog:
"Due to reasons both personal and musical, we regret to announce the departure of drummer Joe Nunez. Joe was an integral part of Novembers Doom for nearly ten years, and while his presence and camaraderie will be missed, unfortunately the time had come to part ways. We wish Joe all the best with whatever personal and musical endeavors he pursues in the future.
We are however pleased to announce that we have already secured a new drummer to fill the vacant drum throne. Returning to the band is Sasha Horn, who last recorded with Novembers Doom on the sophomore release, "Of Sculptured Ivy And Stone Flowers." Sasha's drumming style fits into the new material perfectly, and with this addition, comes a new dynamic and a step forward in musical progression.
Helloween have posted their new video, "Paint A New World", online. The video can be viewed on the band's official website). The song was featured on the band's twelfth studio album, "Gambling With The Devil", which was released in October last year through SPV Records.
We are very proud and excited to announce that Michiel van der Plicht (ex Prostitute Disfigurement, Toxocara) has decided to join Detonation permanently. We are positive that his skills will help bring the band to a new and even more powerful level.
A week ago, we started practicing the new songs in the practice space. Apart from being a big challenge to play it sounds like we're writing some of our most intense and brutal (not to mention fastest) stuff ever.
So we welcome our beer drinking drum machine with open arms and bad livers.
Americans Suicidal Tendencies has issued the following update:
''Suicidal Tendencies would like to give a big thanks to Dave Hildago Jr. Dave's last show was the "We the People" festival last month. Dave's a good friend and always was there when the band needed him. Everyone wishes him and his family all the best, and much success in his future projects. We're also very excited to let those of you that don't know yet, know that Eric Moore will be taking over the ST drums full time. Those that saw IG on tour earlier this year got to get a taste of insane drum skillz! Eric has an unbelievable mixture of power and finesse and the band is extra excited about the upcoming tours. It's a great chance to show off Eric and preview some new tracks. Mike Clark will do a quick update/ interview for the website next week and fill you in on the band, the tour, recording, etc.
The following news was posted on Nile official website:
"World Management would like to announce that unfortunately the three shows planned for South Africa will not happen due to local promoter problems. The band was looking forward to playing for their fans in South Africa but unfortunately cannot go under the present circumstances. We hope to be able to come to South Africa in the future."
22.10.2008 RSA, Cape Town
24.10.2008 RSA, Durban City
25.10.2008 RSA, Johannesburg
Life's Decay's fifth album has just been released, it is entitled "Eklaasera" and it has the particularity to be full acoustic. You can listen to some mp3 from this release at http://www.lifesdecay.com or at http://www.myspace.com/abstraktsens.
A picture of the cover art can be found here.
A little description of Life's Decay "Eklaasera" reads as follows: "Eklaasera" is Life's Decay fifth album. It has the particularity of being made of acoustic recordings only. This is a real evolution in the music of the duo. Around ten classical and acoustic instruments were used to make this album such as a piano, cello, violin, guitar, trumpet, accordion, bass, chime and various percussions and experimental sounds.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has posted the following update:
"South America, thank you very much! We had a great time performing for you and hanging out in your neck of the woods. I promise we'll be back before long and again I apologize for the cancellations (those were OUR fault and not the promoter's).
On another note, Josh Freese fans be sure to check out a show on the upcoming North American leg of the tour, as sadly they will be the last ones he's playing with us. He informed me he's leaving the tour at the end of this year. Yes, we are still dear friends. No, I'm not sure what we are going to do."