"Empires (Part 2)", the new video from the veteran all-girl Canadian metal outfit Kittie, can be seen below.
The track comes off of the band's sixth album, I've Failed You, which will be released on August 30th via eOne Music. The album was recorded at Beach Road Studios in Goderich, Ontario, Canada. The band once again worked with producer Siegfried "Siggy" Meier, who helmed Kittie's last album, In The Black, released in 2009.
Until Fear No Longer Defines Us, the upcoming third album from Finland's Ghost Brigade, is now being streamed in its entirety at this location. The album will be released on August 19th in Europe and on August 23rd in North America through Season of Mist.
After all the speculation of Black Sabbath reforming, Tony Iommi has posted a new statement on his official website calling the apparent reunion "absolute nonsense". Here is his statement:
I'm saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had back in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a Black Sabbath reunion.
At the time I was supporting the Home of Metal exhibition and was merely speculating, shooting the breeze, on something all of us get asked constantly, "Are you getting back together?"
Thanks to the internet it's gone round the world as some sort of "official" statement on my part, absolute nonsense. I hope he's enjoyed his moment of glory, he won't have another at my expense.
Finnish metallers Profane Omen have set Destroy! as the title of their third album, due on September 28th via Spinefarm Records. A studio diary can be found at this location and a trailer for the album can be viewed over here.
Destroy! was produced by Ville Sorvali (Moonsorrow) and Mikko Herranen (Rust) and was recorded in part at Petrax studios in Hollola, Finland. The effort was mastered at Chartmakers in Helsinki.
A new chapter will be added to the success story of Swedish up-and-comers Bullet, whose boundless love to 80s Heavy Metal led to the band's founding a decade ago. The passionate metal quartet around vocalist Hell Hofer and guitarist Hampus Klang will be part of the big Nuclear Blast family from now on! With three successful albums - of which two could even get rank 3 in Swedish charts - and numerous tours, for example together with their fellow countrymen of HammerFall and Sabaton in 2009, the gunslingers were able to achieve a wide and solid fanbase. And as for the future, Bullet still got quite a few hot bullets in the bull barrel!
Progressive melodic death metal outfit Cipher System release another song of the upcoming Nuclear Blast debut Communicate The Storms for streaming. "Forget To Forgive" is available from now on as a foretaste of the band's precise art of composing at this location.
Just like an enormous clockwork, the perfectly sophisticated songs of the Swedish sextet dictate the rhythm for the modern Melodic Death Metal scene. Cipher System give a live-cell therapy to the long-serving Gothenburg Metal and put a new, zeitgeisty complexion on it, with their electrifying keyboard passages and brutal thunderstorms of guitar riffing intertwining paradigmatically. Whoever likes progressive Melodic Death Metal sure will love Cipher System!
The Wretched End, formed in 2008 as creative collaboration between Samoth (Emperor/Zyklon) and Cosmo (Mindgrinder), are currently heading into Strand Studio, Oslo, to record the drumtracks for the follow up to last years debut album Ominous. Once again it is Swedish skinbasher Nils Fjellström (aka Dominator from Dark Funeral, Aeon and In Battle) who's behind the kit.
The new album is tentatively entitled Inroads and confirmed song titles include: "Death By Nature", "Cold Iron Soul", "Blackthorn Winter", "Fear Propaganda", "Hunger", "Throne Renowned Of Old", "Tyrant Of The Mountain", "Deathtopian Society" and "The Haunting Ground".
Hungarian metallers Sear Bliss have issued the following update:
"The recording of the seventh Sear Bliss album with producer Viktor Scheer began on the 21st of July. The drums and guitar tracks have already been recorded. The record will be released by Candlelight Records, release date will be announced later. The yet-untitled album will open a new chapter in the life of the band musically. The songs are dramatic and unsettling, dark and painful. More details and photos of the recording can be viewed here."
"Curl Of The Burl", a brand new song from US metallers Mastodon, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player at this location.
"Curl Of The Burl" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled The Hunter, which will be released on September 27 via Reprise Records. More details about The Hunter were previously reported over here.