05:52 - Joe Zombie How about one of the most recognized Christmas tunes of the modern age? [link] Most notably Trans-Siberian Orchestra but originally performed by the parent band Savatage. Merry Christmas.
Progenie Terrestre Pura fans rejoice because the atmospheric black metal duo has announced through their Facebook page a new EP entitled Asteroidi to be released digitally on the 15th of October, 2014. The EP is totally electronic/ambient. Listen to the first sounds right here.
Here it is folks, the first taste taken off Nightwish mastermind Tuomas Holopainen's solo album. The video for the track and debut single "A Lifetime Of Adventure" has been released and you can enjoy it right here. It is taken from The Life And Times Of Scrooge, Tuomas first solo venture. The album will be out on April 11th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork on both the single and the album is by Don Rosa, the illustrator of Disney's Duck characters, who also appears on the video.
Japanese trance metal band Blood Stain Child have recently released a trailer for their new single Last Stardust to be released in December, 2013. This single will also feature their new female vocalist Kiki, who replaces Sophia after she left the band last year. You can watch the trailer below.
Symphonic power metallers Kamelot have released a music video for their song "My Confession" taken from their latest album Silverthorn. The video features the string quartet Eklipse also featured on the album. You can take a look at how the video turned out below.
Atmospheric post-metallers Atoma have announced that they will take a break to focus on studies, education and take care of their families. The band have issued a statement and you can read it below. Obviously, this won't be good news for the ones who loved their debut release Skylight. The band was currently writing their second album.
After a dry spell of three years, German viking folk metallers Equilibrium fans can rejoice because they have announced today the release of their very first EP to date. Waldschrein, as it is called, will be released on August 16th via Nuclear Blast. The cover art as well as the tracklist can be seen below. A full-length studio album is to follow next year.
We already knew that Italy's symphonic death metal horde Fleshgod Apocalypse was working on a new album but today we find out a lot more about it. The group will return in August with their new epic entitled Labyrinth. According to them, "the new album hones in on the band's unique traits giving fans everything they could hope for and more." Feast your eyes on the cover artwork created by Colin Marks below which is a labyrinth!
Industrial death metallers Mechina have announced via Facebook that their new album will be titled Xenon, and will be released on the 1st of January of 2014. The band has also released the artwork for the album as well created by Ricky Lewis, which you can admire below. Empyrean, their latest album, was released on January 1st, 2013.
Austrian symphonic metal band Visions Of Atlantis has made available today a preview of their upcoming album Ethera, which means you can listen to samples from all of the new songs for the first time. Check it out below. Ethera will be out on March 22nd in Europe and April 9th in North America on Napalm Records.
Finnish metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow have uploaded the cover art from their upcoming album release Saivon Lapsi. You can check out the cover created by Travis Smith below. But that's not all, the band has also released a brand new video and first from the upcoming album. Enjoy the new song "Swan Saivo" here. The video was directed by Jukka Vidgren.
Italian death metal/symphonic band Fleshgod Apocalypse has released their newest video for the song "The Forsaking", which was directed by Salvatore Perrone and the band. You can watch the result below.
Finnish metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow have announced that their seventh album will be titled Saivon Lapsi. It will be released early next year. Before that, the brand new single (as well as the music video) "Swan Saivo" will be released. More details will be unveiled a bit later. Meanwhile, you can see the tracklist below.
Japanese metallers Blood Stain Child have broken the news of the departure of their Greek singer Sophia, who joined the band in 2010 after their former vocalist Sadew left, and made her debut with the band on their 2011 release, εpsilon. She has now decided to leave the band.
Swedish symphonic avantgarde metallers Diablo Swing Orchestra have announced that their new album Pandora's Piñata is set for release on May 22nd. The band has also released the official front cover artwork for the album, which was created by Peter Bergting. More album details were previously reported here and here.