Swedish metallers Sanctification have posted online a new song, entitled "Black Reign", on their MySpace page.
The track comes off the band's upcoming album, entitled "Black Reign", which will be released next year via Pulverised Records.
"Black Reign" was recorded at Abyss studio under the direction of producers Tommy and Peter Tägtgren. The CD was mixed by Peter Tägtgren and mastered by Dan Swanö.
"Black Reign" tracklisting:
01. Thirst For Blood
02. Black Reign Peter Tägtgren, Magus Caligula]
05. Hear This
06. Dead Forever
07. Flesh, Bone And Skin
08. Trucido Christianese
Candlelight Records confirms the completion of the final recordings from black metal legends Emperor. Titled "Live Inferno", the special live series features various releases recorded/filmed during the band's sold out 2005-2007 reunion performances. Several formats will be available including a 2CD/slip case with 16-page booklet, a limited edition box featuring 2 CD's & DVD with an enhanced 24 page booklet, a single DVD, and two limited edition double-vinyl gatefold sets. April 16 is set as the European release date for the series with April 21 set as the North American release date.
The audio aspect of the "Live Inferno" series features exclusive recordings from the band's headlining performances at Norway's Inferno Festival and Germany's Wacken Open Air Festival. Each recording will be pressed as individual double-vinyl sets; the first pressing limited to 1000 on black vinyl with any additional pressings in varied colours selected by the band. A special gold-vinyl seven-inch limited to 2000 titled "Thus Spake The Nightspirit" (featuring a live rendition of the band's famed song from the album "Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk" with a live recording of "Inno A Satana" from the album band's popular "In The Nightside Eclipse" album on the b-side) will be pressed and released via the label's official webstores beginning February 16.
SPV Records have posted audio samples of all the tracks for Sepultura's new album "A-Lex" over at this location (scroll down to "Tracklisting"). "A-Lex" will be released in January.
Here's the "A-Lex" tracklisting again:
01. A-Lex I
02. Moloko Mesto
03. Filthy Rot
04. We've Lost You
05. What I do!
06. A-Lex II
07. The Treatment
09. Sadistic Values
10. Forceful Behavior
12. A-Lex III
13. The Experiment
15. Enough Said
16. Ludwig Van
17. A-Lex IV
The wait is finally over as Canadian extreme progressive metal "icons" Into Eternity proudly present their new conceptual, visual masterpiece for "Time Immemorial". The track appears on the group's critically acclaimed concept album, "The Incurable Tragedy", which debuted at 17 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart upon its September release.
The video, which features vocalist Stu Block in a prominent role, was filmed in Montreal in August, just before the group embarked on the Summer Slaughter Canada tour. That trek was followed by a run alongside the legendary Iced Earth, which capped off a year that also saw the band tour with Symphony X, At The Gates and The Dillinger Escape Plan, among others.
"In October, guitarist Roar Christoffersen decided to call it quits after seven years in Corpus Mortale. The reason is that he wants to concentrate solely on his other band Bastards. What initially was just meant as a 'helping hand' for a limited time turned out to be seven great years with one of the best musicians in the scene. He had (and will hopefully continue to have) a major role in the shaping of the trademark Corpus sound as well as the songwriting of both full-length albums. We thank Roar for all the time, dedication and efforts he put into the band through the years.
As Roar is now history, we are proud to announce that Andreas Lynge (also member of The Cleansing) has now been recruited as a permanent replacement for Roar on the guitar. Just as the case was with Rasmus, several of the members have previously shared musical experience as well as longtime friendships. As far as musical skills we can guarantee that nobody will be disappointed about Roar's departure. Andreas simply kicks ass! First gig with the new line-up will be at the Copenhagen Death Fest 2008 held in Copenhagen at the 6th of December. With two fresh and extremely skilled replacements in the band we're ready to take the third generation of the band even further than we've ever been."
Firewind have posted the following announcement on their website:
"Due to the complete anarchy, disorder and chaos that goes on in Greece at the moment, we're in the unfortunate position to inform you that the upcoming shows in Greece and Bulgaria this weekend will not happen and are postponed. We feel that the situation is not safe for anyone right now and it's beyond our control to make these shows happen. We appreciate your understanding and support."
The shows are postponed for the following dates:
Firewind + Eldritch with special guest Tara Teresa
Friday Jan. 09 2009 - Sofia, BUL @ Blue Box Club
Saturday Jan. 10 2009 - Thessaloniki, GR @ Principal Club Theater
Sunday Jan. 11 2009 - Athens, GR @ Gagarin 205
Bassist Simon Andersson has left the Swedish progressive metal band Pain Of Salvation. He writes in a statement, "I've been a part of this band for almost two years and I'm honoured I was the chosen one. Getting to know these wonderful musicians is even more of an honour… but I've reached the point where I just have to stop and walk my own way. Exhaustion, yearning and frustration are the three main issues.
Exhaustion: having a 'normal day job,' being a rockstar and having a lot of other (heavy) personal stuff became too much. I wanted everything so bad I ended up being sick with no energy whatsoever.
Yearning: being on tour means waiting. Waiting and waiting… I asked myself one day: is the life back home, the people I love, worth risking just being somewhere in the world waiting? My answer is no.
Crucified Barbara will release their second full-length album "Til Death Do Us Party", in Scandinavia on February 11 and in the rest of Europe on February 27. "Til Death Do Us Party" was produced by Mats Levén (vocalist for such acts as Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen, Krux, Treat, At Vance and Abstrakt Algebra).
"Til Death Do Us Party" cover art] tracklisting:
01. Killer On His Knees
02. Pain & Pleasure
03. Sex Action
06. Dark Side
07. Can't Handle Love
08. Blackened Bones
09. Danger Danger
11. Feels Like Death
Bloodbath have posted the following message on their website already a few days ago:
"We have just learned that our latest shirt design Front, Back] has run into some controversy. Actually, It's been a bit of a rocky road from the start with this one. Back at the sketch board, some of our art direction ideas were met by hesitation and according to the designer would feel "uncomfortable to do". However, the design went through and obviously with such a fantastic piece of artwork and beautiful symbolism the t-shirt has hit home with Bloodbath's audience all over the world, but apparently a demon vomiting on Jesus on a cross, surrounded by snakes, vultures and skulls was over the line for some confused " death metal" fans. Perhaps they should ask themselves if it was really death metal they were searching for in the first place.
Intent on decimating the boundaries of extreme music with their metric art, Sweden's Meshuggah will be returning to North America in February, 2009 on a 17-show headlining tour presented by MySpace Music. Direct support to Meshuggah will be provided by the legendary progressive metal band Cynic. Opening all shows will be technical progressive death metallers The Faceless from Los Angeles. As one of the most popular and highly trafficked music platforms in the world, MySpace Music has evolved into an offline experience by connecting bands and fans around the world through various concert series and live events.
MetalInjection have posted the new video of Australian progressive metallers Alchemist online. The song is called "Tongues And Knives" and comes from the band's latest album "Tripsis", released in 2007. Alchemist are currently writing material for the follow-up to "Tripsis". You can watch the video at this location.
As posted on the band's website last week, there will be a change in the Amberian Dawn line-up when the co-operation with Tom Sagar ends. Guitarist Tuomas, who earlier played the keyboards only in the studio, takes now a fulltime job as a keyboardist on stage also. Amberian Dawn wishes Tom Sagar all the best in his future activities.
The new recruitment as a second guitarist is Emil "Emppu" Pohjalainen, who is a talented 23-year old finnish guitarist. He also plays in the band called Thaurorod. Emppu and Kasperi form probably one of the most technically skilled player-duo in the genre together.
Finland´s most successful death metal battalion Torture Killer have been signed to Dynamic Arts Records. Bands previous album "Swarm!" was released by Metal Blade Records. "Swarm!" introduced legendary death metal vocalist Chris Barnes from Cannibal Corpse and Six Feet Under on the front row of Torture Killer.
Torture Killer have been hiding in the catacombs of studio mixing the upcoming third album. Forthcoming album "Sewers" will be released at the end of February 2009. As posted earlier the previous vocalist Juri Sallinen is back on the line-up torturing his lungs for good.
Expect to see Torture Killer touring the Europe on Spring of 2009. First summer festival have been already booked; Legacy Open Air in Germany on May.