In what originally started as the main closing event with Týr two years ago, the epic Finnish Viking metal band Moonsorrow have been announced to headline the end of next year's York Viking festival. This will be Moonsorrow's first ever UK headlining show to date.
Doom legends Saint Vitus have announced a European tour that includes UK dates around their Hammerfest appearance in March. Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday January 11th and support comes from self-professed Seventies Rock preservationists Mos Generator. The band will be presenting their latest release Lillie: F-65.
Norwegian progressive black metallers Enslaved have named their twelfth studio album Riitiir and have unveiled the album's artwork, which was created by Truls Espedal and can be viewed below. Riitiir is due out in Europe on September 28th and in North America on October 2nd through Nuclear Blast.
British heavy metal veterans Motörhead have recently announced a UK tour of 10 shows for November with American thrashers Anthrax. The dates can be seen below. Motörhead will be touring in support of their latest album The Wörld Is Yours, while Anthrax will present their new album Worship Music.
NWOBHM underdogs Angel Witch have revealed the tracklist and artwork for their forthcoming album As Above, So Below, which will be released on March 12th through Rise Above Records. The artwork is a close-up part of "The Last Judgement" by the British Romantic John Martin. His work was also used for the artwork of their 1980 self-titled debut.
Cavalera Conspiracy will release their second album, entitled Blunt Force Trauma, in March 2011 via Roadrunner Records.
The band released Inflikted in 2008 to much critical and fan acclaim. The album was a momentous occasion in the heavy metal universe, as it reunited brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera for the first time since Max left Sepultura in 1996.
Blunt Force Trauma cover art] tracklist:
03. Lynch Mob
04. Killing Inside
06. I Speak Hate
08. Genghis Khan
09. Burn Waco
11. Blunt Force Trauma
In the latest installment of the Anthrax soap, Joey Belladona has reunited with the band. Here's the official press release:
With rumors swirling since Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and bassist Frank Bello were seen together with former Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna late last month in New York, the band - Benante, Bello, and guitarists Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano - is elated to announce that Belladonna has officially rejoined the band. In his once and current capacity, Belladonna will make his first appearance with Anthrax this summer when the band joins Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth - The Big Four founding bands of the thrash genre - to co-headline a series of Sonisphere Festivals in ten European cities, as well as playing a handful of Anthrax-headlined shows.