17:16 - Apothecary Did someone share this the other day? It's OK-ish, but I feel like all the tracks sound too much alike. Really haven't been hearing many highlights for blackened doom this year [link]
Thrash metal veterans Testament have recently released a lyric video for their new song "True American Hate" from their upcoming album Dark Roots Of Earth, set to be released on July 27th in Europe and July 31st in North America. Along with the lyric video, Testament has also made "True American Hate" available for free download at this location, requiring only an email sign up. More details about the album can be found here.
British thrashers Evile have confirmed an European headlining tour in support of their new album, Five Serpent's Teeth, which is due to kick off on January 10th in Prague, Czech Republic.
Presented by Rock Hard, the Five Serpent's European Tour 2012 will see Evile bringing their brand of hard and heavy thrash back to mainland Europe following a recent UK tour. The band will be tearing their way across ten countries with support from Portrait and Dr. Living Dead.
In another attempt to please the fans, Dream Theater have released their fourth and fifth song previews off of their new album A Dramatic Turn Of Events. The song entitled "This Is The Life" can be previewed at this location, while "Beneath The Surface" can be viewed below.
After all the speculation of Black Sabbath reforming, Tony Iommi has posted a new statement on his official website calling the apparent reunion "absolute nonsense". Here is his statement:
I'm saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had back in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a Black Sabbath reunion.
At the time I was supporting the Home of Metal exhibition and was merely speculating, shooting the breeze, on something all of us get asked constantly, "Are you getting back together?"
Thanks to the internet it's gone round the world as some sort of "official" statement on my part, absolute nonsense. I hope he's enjoyed his moment of glory, he won't have another at my expense.
After previewing "On The Backs Of Angels" and a snippet of "Bridges In The Sky" (previously reported over here), Roadrunner Germany and Dream Theater have released yet another 60 second preview from their newest album A Dramatic Turn Of Events. This time, they will be previewing the song "Breaking All Illusions", which can be heard bellow.
Adrenaline Mob - one of the many side-projects of drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Avenged Sevenfold, Transatlantic) together with Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen - will be touring with the alternative metal band Godsmack in August in support of their post-Mayhem tour.