"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..."
Ahab have revealed the song titles of their upcoming as-yet-untitled record. The album will contain seven songs and will be based on the wreckage of the Essex. The band is currently mixing its sophomore album at Klangschmiede Studio E for a late spring/early summer release via Napalm Records.
The final tracklist:
01. Yet Another Raft of The Medusa (Pollard's Weakness)
02. The Divinity Of Oceans
03. O Father Sea
04. Redemption Lost
05. Tombstone Carousal
06. Gnawing Bones (Coffin's Lot)
07. Nickerson's Theme
The video for "If I Were King," the first single from Queensrÿche's highly anticipated new album "American Soldier", has received a worldwide debut on Monday, March 23 at Noon ET on Military.com, home of the largest military and veteran membership organization. The military community site, 10 million members strong, will also feature a podcast interview with lead singer Geoff Tate as well as an op-ed column that he wrote exclusively for the site.
The video can be viewed here.
The video for "If I Were King" was directed by J. Andrew Colletti and Jonathan Williams and addresses the same themes of loss and healing that are the focus of the track. The song was written based on an interview Tate conducted with Sean Lenahan, a veteran of U.S. conflicts in Somalia and Kosovo.
"Aggression Schedule", a new song from German metallers Disbelief, is available for streaming on Massacre Records' MySpace page.
"Aggression Schedule" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Protected Hell" cover artwork], which is scheduled for release on April 17 via Massacre Records. The album was recorded at MX studio in Buchen, Germany with producer Michael Mainx.