"Broken, Beat And Scarred", the new video from US metallers Metallica, has been made available at Metallica.com. The performance clip was shot by Metallica's longtime friend and collaborator, famed video director Wayne Isham, on December 12, 2008 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California and December 13, 2008 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.
The band adds: "We're having so much fun out on the road that we thought, hey, why not film it for the video of our next single? So we invited our good friend Wayne Isham and his crew to join us for a few shows in California in December of 2008... Ontario and Fresno to be exact. We go way back with Wayne (several vids from the "Black" album up through "Frantic" and the "Cunning Stunts" DVD) and as always, Wayne rocked it!"
Swedish death metallers Vomitory have completed work on their seventh album, entilted "Carnage Euphoria", for a May 11 European release via Metal Blade Records (May 8 in Germany). The artwork of the album can be viewed here.
Commented drummer Tobias Gustafsson: "Carnage Euphoria" was a bit harder album to record than our predecessor, but damn, it was worth it! We are ridiculously happy with how the album turned out in the end! Engineer/producer Rikard Löfgren of Leon Music Studios did once again a killer job to get what we wanted for this album, and then some. Compared to our previous albums, "Carnage Euphoria" is a lot wider, warmer and more natural sounding-wise. But still, "Carnage Euphoria" runs you over like a steamroller, just as expected. The true Vomitoryelements are all in there, but there are also some more mid-paced groovy stuff that adds diversity to this album like never before. Even some ore melodic hooks that won't go unnoticed. Songs like "The Ravenous Dead" and "Great Deceiver" add fresh slices of flesh to the Vomitory slab, while "Rage Of Honour" and "Possessed" are rotting chunks of the relentless death metal Vomitory is known for."
Italian metallers Lacuna Coil have posted online a new song, entitled "Spellbound", on their MySpace page.
"Spellbound" comes off the Lacuna Coil's forthcoming album, entitled "Shallow Life", which will be released on April 20 in Europe (April 21 in US) via Century Media Records.
"Shallow Life" tracklisting:
02. I Won't Tell You
03. Not Enough
04. I'm Not Afraid
05. I Like It
07. The Pain
09. Wide Awake
10. The Maze
12. Shallow Life
"Spellbound", the new video from Italian metallers Lacuna Coil, has been made available exclusively through ArtistDirect.com. The clip was shot at the Dolce & Gabbana Gold restaurant in the band's hometown of Milan, Italy with director Saku. It was produced by Apnea Film and the wardrobe was provided by Dolce & Gabbana.
Finnish metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow will release their new album, entitled "Children Of The Dark Waters", on May via Suomen Musiikki in Finland (via Massacre Records in the rest of Europe and via Marquee/Avalon in Asia). The album was recorded at Tico-Tico Studio in Kemi, Finland.
"Children Of The Dark Waters" cover artwork] tracklisting:
01. Angelheart, Ravenheart (Act II: Children Of The Dark Waters)
02. Baptized By The Blood Of Angels
03. Tears Of Autumn Rain
04. Summon The Wild
05. Sea Of Whispers
06. Midnight Bird
07. Diary Of Demonic Dreams
08. When The Darkest Night Falls
09. Nocturne Thule
"Vicious Circle" - Chain Reaction's debut is out now in Europe and USA though Kolony Records.The specific release dates are: March 13 - Europe, March 16 - UK-Eire, March 17 - USA.
"It took us a while but, finally, we have found a label that we are satisfied with and our debut will be out soon. It is all very exciting. After all, we've been searching for a right contract for almost a year and now that Kolony offered us cooperaition we believe that everything will turn out great for the album and the band. Actually, it took us so long that we have most of the songs for the new album ready and the studio is booked too. Though the record will come out in 13 countires, we and our label weren't able to find a distributor/label willing to publish "Vicious Circle" in Poland. Nevertheless we are pleased with the cooperation with Kolony so far. Lorenzo, the owner, is a great guy and one can immediateely see that he puts all his heart into his work and devots himself entirely to the labels' bands."
Swedish metallers Evergrey have issued the following update on their MySpace page:
"This month is getting embarrassing, for us and the people who we work with. We are sorry to announce, that for circumstances and reasons beyond our control, we are forced to cancel the scheduled Evergrey European Tour in April.
We would like to apologize to all the fans of both bands for the last minute decision and promise to work on getting new dates set up as soon as possible. Its always hard to let people down and both bands were extremely excited to play for all of their fans in Europe but sometimes things apparently dont go as planned. Which makes us in the band really frustrated and mad.
I hope all of you understand that we are a band nothing more. This is what we live off and for, to play and tour, therefore we can promise that we are more sorry than anyone. This might not ease the disappointment for some of you but as said it's out of our control and involves so much details that none of you would be wiser of knowing.
A three-and-a-half-minute trailer for "Fucking With F*** - Live", the new DVD from German metallers Edguy, has been made available online. The footage for the DVD was shot on November 3, 2006 at the Credicard Hall in Sao Paolo.
"Fucking With F*** - Live" will be released on May 2 via Nuclear Blast Records. Besides the DVD, there will be also a double live CD, separate, as well as part of a noble package along with the DVD.
"Fucking With F*** - Live" cover artwork] tracklisting:
I. Live at Sao Paolo 2006 (approx. 111 minutes)
02. Catch Of The Century
05. Lavatory Love Machine
06. Vain Glory Opera
07. Land Of The Miracle
Swedish metallers Unanimated have posted online a new song, "Serpents Curse", on their MySpace page.
"Serpents Curse" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "In The Light Of Darkness (The Covenant Of Death)" cover artwork], which is scheduled for release on April/May via Regain Records. The album was mixed by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studios (Watain, Funeral Mist).
"Strife", the new video from Finnish metallers Entwine, has been made available online.
The song comes off the band's latest album, entitled "Painstained", which was released on January 28, 2009 via Spinefarm Records. The album was recorded with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Apocalyptica, Sentenced).
Swiss metallers Eluveitie have posted online a new song, entitled "Omnos", on their MySpace page.
"Omnos" comes off the Eluveitie's forthcoming album, entitled "Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion", which will be released on April 10 via Nuclear Blast Records.
UPDATE (thanks to S.K.Ø.M)
Eluveitie's new music video for the song "Omnos" is available online at this location.
Norwegian death metal tyrants Blood Red Throne have finished recording their new album. The album, entitled "Souls Of Damnation", is the band's fifth studio album and will be released to coincide with the band's 10th anniversary. The limited edition first pressing of "Souls Of Damnation" will include two bonus tracks, plus a special bonus DVD featuring an exclusive new interview with the band, along with an in-depth studio diary, documenting the recording process of the album. "Souls Of Damnation" will be released by Earache Records on June 1st in Europe and June 30th in the USA. The full track listing for the album is as follows:
Persuader guitarist Emil Norberg has posted the following update on the band's website:
"I know I promised this a long time ago but now finally there is a clip with some excerpts from some of the songs from the new album. I know it´s been forever already, but we all hope this will satisfy you guys for a couple of more months. We´ve had a lot of stuff going on in our lives for a while but I think we are all now finally ready to finish up the work on the follow up to "When Eden Burns". As Axl Rose once said: All we need is just a little patience..."