As fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the free live EP that keeps on getting delayed, Devin Townsend has uploaded "Drench", an unreleased song from the album Ghost, on his official Soundcloud page.
Commented Heavy Devy: "Here's an out-take from the Ghost sessions. Please enjoy, it's not as much of a 'song' as it is a 'vibe'..."
A live version of another new track off Ghost, called "Fly", can be heard over here. Deconstruction and Ghost, the third and fourth in a series of Devin Townsend Project albums, will likely be released this summer.
Symfonia - the melodic metal super group featuring members of Stratovarius, Angra, Helloween and Sonata Arctica - will release their debut album, In Paradisum, on April 1st.
The band recently signed a worldwide distribution deal (excluding Asia) with Edel Germany GmbH, in cooperation with Hamburg based international marketing office IAM - International Artist Marketing.
Recorded and mixed in Sweden, Finland and Italy, the album In Paradisum carries the legacy of this incredible group of musicians who have written some of the most successful and exciting pages of the last 15 years of heavy metal.
For all the fans who can´t wait for the release of the album on April 1st, Symfonia will reveal their music in their music player commencing February 25th with snippets of various songs from the forthcoming album being made available every Friday.
Japanese metallers Versailles will embark on a Japanese tour which kicks off March 21th in Saitama and will run through April 16th ending in Tochigi.
Announced dates are as follows:
March 21 - Saitama - Heavenfs Rock Kumagaya
March 26 - Aichi - Nagoya Electric Lady Land
April 01 - Osaka - Esaka Muse
April 02 - Osaka - Esaka Muse
April 09 - Kanagawa - Yokohama BAYSIS
April 10 - Saitama - Heavenfs Rock Saitama Shintoshin
April 16 - Tochigi - Heavenfs Rock Utsunomiya
Portuguese metallers Ava Inferi will support the Kings Of Doom, namely My Dying Bride, on their 20th anniversary "Albion In Ruin" Tour 2011.
Announced dates are as follows:
May 18 - London, UK - The Electric Ballroom
May 19 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy
May 20 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfren Hall
May 21 - Dublin, Ireland - The Village
May 22 - Belfast, UK - The Spring & Airbrake
Listen up boys and girl! The first Clandestine Cuts issue of the year is now up! You all see how your votes got some great new up and comers an even bigger spotlight in the 2010 MetalStorm Awards? Well guess what - our tournament of yet-to-be-champions for 2011 begins today, so check out these bands, and if you find one in particular that rules above all else, give them a vote! Tell your friends to come and vote! Teach your cat how to use MetalStorm, then teach it how to vote (chances are it will put more thought into it's vote than you). Point being, continue to show your support for these struggling acts and we'll do the same by throwing the 10 best into a bigger spotlight in next years awards.
Day Of Reckoning, the new album from German thrash metal veterans Destruction, is available for streaming in its entirety on the band's Facebook page (Note: the stream will only be available until February 21).
Day Of Reckoning will be released on February 18 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Day Of Reckoning cover art] tracklist:
01. The Price
02. Hate Is My Fuel
04. Devil's Advocate
05. Day Of Reckoning
06. Sorcerer Of Black Magic
08. The Demon Is God
09. Church Of Disgust
10. Destroyer Or Creator
11. Sheep Of The Regime
12. Stand Up And Shout
13. The Price
Death's seventh and final album The Sound Of Perseverance will see its official reissue on February 15th in North America (February 21 internationally) via Relapse Records and is available for pre-order now at this location.
The first in a series of official Death re-issues slated for 2011, The Sound Of Perseverance has been remastered from the original studio tapes and expanded to include a second disc of previously unreleased demo material. The re-issue will also include enhanced artwork (viewable below) and liner notes from the original cover artist Travis Smith as well as liner notes from Death guitarist Shannon Hamm and never-before-seen photographs from The Sound Of Perseverance era.
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter will be releasing their new album Moral & Wahnsinn on February 25th through Nuclear Blast Records. A teaser from the upcoming single/video clip "Dr. Pest" can be watched below.
Another sneak preview and more album details were previously reported over here.
UPDATED on 07.02.2011 Kriegsphilosoph]
"Die Boten", a brand new song from German metallers Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, is available for streaming at this location.
"Die Boten" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Moral & Wahnsinn, which will be released on February 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. More details about Moral & Wahnsinn were previously reported over here.
To Hell With God, the new album from US metallers Deicide, is available for streaming in its entirety at this location.
Due on February 15 via Century Media Records, the CD was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Chimaira) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. More details about To Hell With God were previously reported over here.
"My Turn To Fly", the new video from German hard rockers Wicked Sensation, can be viewed at this location. The clip was filmed in November 2010 on a former Canadian airforce base and features a guest appearance by the band's "good friend" Andi Deris of Helloween.
"My Turn To Fly" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Crystallized, which was released on June 2010 via Metal Heaven Records.
The German dark metal band Nachtblut is happy to announce their partnership with Napalm Records.
The band commented: "It is great to be in the company of Summoning, Leaves' Eyes, and Monster Magnet! From the start it was clear that the band and label share the same goals and ideas. We are excited about the cooperation!"
Besides playing concerts, the band revolving around frontman Askeroth is quite busy working on their new album. The band has already made a name for itstelf with their first releases Das Erste Abendmahl and Antik. The latter will be re-released with new artwork and bonus material. Worshippers of dark and morbid music may look forward to yet another dose of Nachtblut in their veins!
Italian black metallers Black Flame have inked a deal with the Italian cult black metal label Behemoth Productions.
Due later in the year, the band's fourth album, Septem, will feature guest appearances by members of a well-known Italian industrial band. The cover artwork will be created by Niklas Sundin (Dark Tranquillity).