Download a free MP3 of "Head Crusher", the first track from Megadeth's upcoming new album "Endgame" at this location. Hurry though, the download is available for 24 hours only, ending on July 8 at 11AM EST. (If you miss out on the download, check YouTube). The new album "Endgame" is set to be released September 15, 2009, via Roadrunner Records.
"Endgame" cover art] tracklist:
01. Dialect Of Chaos
02. This Day We Fight!
03. 44 Minutes
05. Bite The Hand That Feeds
06. Bodies Left Behind
08. The Hardest Part Of Letting Go... Sealed With A Kiss
10. How The Story Ends
11. Nothing Left To Lose
12. El Pistolero
The album artwork and final tracklisting for "Unborn Again", the latest and much anticipated album by reunited New Jersey Thrashers Whiplash are now revealed by Pulverised Records.
01. Swallow The Slaughter
04. Float Face Down
05. Fight Or Flight
06. Pitbulls In The Playground
07. Parade Of Two Legs
08. Hook In Mouth
09. I've Got The Fire
10. Feeding Frenzy
With the album cover created by the legendary master of Thrash Metal artist Ed Repka (Death, Atheist, Megadeth, Nuclear Assault, Possessed, etc), "Unborn Again" will be released exclusively in Digipak format.
A later release date will be set for the Digipak CD + DVD format, which documents the visuals of behind-the-scenes and the making-of of "Unborn Again".
Between The Buried And Me have released the tracklisting and title for their upcoming album via their Myspace blog. The album will be called "The Great Misdirect".
The track listing is:
03. Disease, Injury, Madness
04. Fossil Genera - A Feed from Cloud Mountain
05. Desert of Song
06. Swim to the Moon
Singer Tommy Rogers stated: "We have FINISHED! tracking our new record and we are spending this week mixing/mastering and all that fun stuff. It's hard to believe we've been recording for 5 weeks already. Everything went really smooth and we are very confident in the fact that this is some of the best material we've ever created. Can't wait for all of you to hear it! We have LOTS of footage from the studio that will hopefully be part of a special edition DVD that will come with the new record... We will also be posting some studio videos in the next few months. Our touring plans are starting to come together and we'll be putting up dates tomorrow, So be sure and keep checking back for that info."
AFM Records are proud to announce that Brainstorm signed a new contract with AFM Records. Both sides are very happy with the new signing and everybody is looking forward to a new album release.
Brainstorm are expected to release their new album later this year. In an update from March, the band confirmed they were in the final stages of songwriting. More details are expected to be announced soon.
The Black Dahlia Murder will be releasing their new album "Deflorate" on September 15 via Metal Blade Records. "A Selection Unnatural", the first single, is now available for streaming on RevolverMag.
"Deflorate" tracklisting goes as follows:
01. Black Valor
03. A Selection Unnatural
04. Denounced, Disgraced
05. Christ Deformed
06. Death Panorama
07. Throne Of Lunacy
08. Eyes Of Thousand
09. That Which Erodes The Most Tender
10. I Will Return
"To all of our fans and friends... We regretfully announce that Metal Church is calling it quits. The performance at Rocklahoma will be our last show. We have had to cancel the shows scheduled for August and that, among other things, has led us to have to make this decision. There has been far too much frustration and disappointment in trying to keep moving forward. The collapse of our record company, SPV, has made it next to impossible for us continue in any kind of professional manner due to lack of tour support. This decision was not made lightly. We do have unfinished business in the studio, and with any luck we will have something that will be of interest to Metal Church fans in the near future. We would like to thank all the fans that have stuck with Metal Church through all these years, the line-up changes and the ups and downs. We can't tell you how much your support has meant to us, we appreciate each and every one of you. It's been a great ride."
"Beloved and gigantic fanbase: some news about what we have been doing the past weeks. Since you might think the answer is "nothing" - it aint'! We've finally completed the new songs for our upcoming album, which is scheduled for... March 2010! Slow dudes, uh? The new baby, still on the incomparable Listenable Records (the only label whose fierce professionalism and reckless humor fits Kruger) will be a hell of beast, made of eight tracks that, we might say, are even a bit more frontal than they used to be. We'll spend this summer to prepare the recording, starting end of September! Keep in touch!"
Stratovarius have confirmed the dates for the European section of the Polaris world tour. It will take place in January/February of 2010 and so far the confirmed gigs cover Germany, Benelux, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Austria, and Scandinavia.
Tour dates are as follows:
January 07, 2010: Zeche, Bochum, Germany
January 08, 2010: Hof ter Lo, Antwerp, Belgium
January 09, 2010: Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
January 10, 2010: Garage, London, UK
January 12, 2010: Elysee, Paris, France
January 13, 2010: Le Bikini, Toulouse, France
January 15, 2010: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
January 16, 2010: Rockstar Live, Bilbao, Spain
January 17, 2010: Razzmatazz 1, Barcelona, Spain
The ninth Gorgoroth album, "Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt", has now been completed. The album was recorded in Tomas Asklund's Monolith Studio, and features Infernus on guitars, Frank Watkins (Obituary) on bass, Pest on vocals and Tomas Asklund on drums. Since Infernus wrote all the music for the album and extensive rehearsals and a pre-recording had also been made before second guitarist Tormentor re-joined the band last year, it was decided that it would be more convenient for Infernus to record all the guitars on the album. The album is produced by Infernus and co-produced/engineered by Tomas Asklund. It will be mastered at Cutting Room Studios in Stockholm in July. It will be released in Europe by Regain Records on October 21st and in the US on November 11th.
Kingcrow are proud to announce the title and the provisional tracklist of the new album "Phlegethon". Release date is scheduled for the next autumn, but no further official information is yet available.
01. The Slide
02. Timeshift Box
04. The Great Silence
05. Lullaby For An Innocent
07. Numb (Incipit, Climax & Coda)
08. Washing Out Memories
09. A New Life
11. Fading Out Pt. III
Commented Kingcrow guitarist Diego Cafolla: "Here we are, 9 months later, after a long and tough working session in our "Sound Under Pressure Studio" it is time to spend a few words about the new forthcoming Kingcrow's album.
The following statement has been released on the official Dark Tranquillity website:
"Time to let you in on the plans for our upcoming ninth (or tenth, depending on how you count) full-length album. The as-yet-untitled beast will be recorded in September and October and released in early 2010 through Century media records.
We'll keep the recording setup completely in-house this time. Drums will be tracked in Daniel Antonsson's studio, while the remaining instruments will be immortalized in Martin Brändström's newly renovated Rogue music facilities. The mixing duties will once again be handled by Tue Madsen in his Antfarm studio in Denmark.
As for the music itself, it's a bit too early to delve into details, but the material feels diverse and fresh and covers all the facets of the D.T. sound. Those who are familiar with our songwriting process know that we always keep re-arranging and experimenting with the material until the recording starts, and while we currently have the basic foundations for around 10 songs, many things are still open. The final result is likely to surprise ourselves as well as you people.
Singapore's Rudra have issued the following update:
"Today is an emotional day for Rudra. It is with great pain that we are releasing this news that the band has decided to part ways with Selvam.
We wish Selvam our best in his future endeavours. We are thankful to him for the good moments and for producing 4 memorable albums with us. Rudra is currently negotiating with a few guitarists who could possibly join us. It is a very stressful period for us right now as we are headlining the Tomahawk festival in about 3 weeks. Anyways, Rudra will not let anyone down."
UPDATE (thanks to 28097)
Frontman Kathir from Rudra would like to invite the new guitarist on board: "It is with great pleasure that I am announcing the entry of our new guitarist, Vinod. He isn't someone new to Rudra or the Singaporean Metal Scene. Vinod has played in many bands before and has been known to us for almost 8 years. We are looking forward to writing the new album and touring with him."
Resurrecturis' third album, "Non Voglio Morire", is now available for free download from the band's official website.
"The people at Casket Music were pretty perplexed with my intention to allow the free download of our music, but I was pretty much convinced that I wanted to do this - says Resurrecturis mainman Carlo Strappa - so there was not much that they could say to make me change my mind. Besides just a couple of days after the album's official release date I could find the mp3 rip of the album on blogs and sites from Russia, South America and so on, so I don't think I have done this big damage to record sales.
The commercial version of "Non Voglio Morire" includes a bonus DVD with our videoclip + some live songs and other stuff, besides the cover artwork is really nice and rich, so there's many reasons to get it if somebody is interested. On the other hand whe somebody simply wants to check us out he can go to http://www.resurrecturis.com and be sure to find a quality rip of the songs with the right titles and everything in the right place".