Faroe Islands-based progressive metal act Heljareyga have started work on a follow-up to their 2010's self-titled debut album, Heljareyga.
Vocalist and guitarist Heri Joensen comments: "I've started work on the next Heljareyga album, and it's looking very good so far, but still early days. I have a lot of ideas left over from the first album, and also some new ideas from my bandmates. But don't get too excited just yet. It may still take some time before it is available it stores. Betcha I can still make it before Jari."
"Awaken The Tides", the new video from UK metalcore act Malefice can now be watched over at Bloody-Disgusting.com.
The clip was directed by Stuart Birchall, produced by You Know Ltd, with post production by Alex Dunn and cinematography by Rob Wilton. The video was shot at the Hack Green Nuclear Bunker in Cheshire, UK, which played a pivotal role in the defence of Britain for over 60 years.
"Awaken the Tides" is the title track off the band's upcoming new album, which will be released in Europe on July 15th, in the UK on July 18th, and in North America on August 2nd through Metal Blade Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
After a long absence from South America, Machine Head will make their presence felt this October, joined by the legendary Sepultura for dates in Brazil, Argentina and Chile that will surely give rabid South American fans a double-fist punch of unforgettable performances. Check the handful of dates below.
Machine Head vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn exclaims: "Going back to South America is going to be fucking rad! The crowds there are absolutely insane, it has been a long time coming and we cannot wait for this! We've been working on getting back there for a while now and this proved to be a great opportunity." Flynn adds: "This is going to crush, and having Sepultura together with us? Well, all I'll say is that these dates are going to be one hell of a monster unleashed on the crowds in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. No one will be left standing at the end of the night!"
Dutch folk metallers Heidevolk will start working on a new concept album in summer, slated for an early 2012 release.
The band released the following statement: "This summer we will record our fourth opus. The new, as-of-yet untitled CD will be a concept album, featuring nine songs based on the early history of the Batavian tribe. It will be recorded in Nico van Montforts's XPZ studio in Oppidum Batavorum, Gelderland, and the Abyss Studio in Pärlby, Sweden. Peter Tägtgren will take care of drum production and mixing. We expect to release it in early 2012."
Original guitarist Dariusz Sipiora have parted ways with Greek gothic metal band Sorrowful Angels.
The band tried to explain as follows: "Our dear friend and music companion, Dariusz Sipiora (rhythm guitars) stated in his FB status just before our show in Athens on the 18th of June: "Everything is already in black and white: I leave Greece on Sunday and Monday I start a new life in Holland.. m / will be the only thing I missed from Greece, this is my band Sorrowful Angels and my friends but I hope I can do everything!"
Working contitions are hard here in Greece right now and we strongly support Dariusz's decision for a better future for him and his family! Although things are a bit vague whether he will be able to continue as a full member in the band, there will be a replacement member for gigging purposes announced soon. If this change will be permanent or not, we believe it's still too soon to tell.
After the European festival season, Morbid Angel will embark on a Latin American tour scheduled in September. The band will gear up for a handful of Japanese shows afterwards. Read more to check the dates.
"Come And See My Sacrifice", a brand-new track from Polish death metal band Vader has been made available for free download at this location (e-mail sign-up required).
"Come And See My Sacrifice" comes off the band's upcoming album Welcome To The Morbid Reich, which will be released on August 12th through Nuclear Blast Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Tunisian progressive metal band Myrath have announced their new studio album will be released in Europe in October through XIII Bis Records. The release dates for other continents will be announced soon.
The new as-yet-untitled album was engineered and produced by Kevin Codfert at X Fade Studio in Nanterre, France except for the orchestration, which has been recorded by Taher Guizani at GT Records Studio, in Sousse, Tunisia. The album was mixed at Fredrik Nordstrom Studio (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames) in Stockholm, Sweden and mastered by Jens Bogren (Symphony X) at Fascination Street Studios, in Orebro, Sweden.
French blackgaze act Les Discrets are working on a split EP, together with Italian one-man post-rock band Arctic Plateau. The EP is set to be released on vinyl and as a double CD later this year through Prophecy Productions.
Les Discrets frontman Fursy Teyssier comments: "Gianluca is the kind of rare person I feel extremely close to even if we have met only one time. Artistically and musically, Arctic Plateau is part of the music that really moves me incredibly, and I also think there are huge connections between our respective music. Sharing this split is a step forward to our future collaboration..."
Arctic Plateau frontman Gianluca Divirgilio comments: "I see Les Discrets' music as a special framework, a dark watercolour of illusions and reality. Fursy is a good friend and a brilliant person. We share the same artistic vision, and we are careful to preserve our artistic identity. Music has no time, music has no space, but here we go, here and now, for ourselves, for you all."