The legendary Swedish progressive act Opeth are joining one of the biggest labels in the metal genre, Nuclear Blast Entertainment. We now also know that their successor to Pale Communion will be called Sorceress, and will be released at the end of the year. The group is currently in the studio with Tom Dalgety putting the finishing touches on the record. Good news then!
Earlier, we learnt that Insomnium's next album Winter's Gate will be released in a very special package, featuring a book. We also learnt that the album will consist of an epic 40-minute long track. Now they have revealed the album cover as well! The cover art was done by Teemu Tähkänen. The cover art is quite different from their previous one, what do you think about this one?
This fall will have a brutal start. The sky will probably be ripped open, and we'll be hit by a crushing storm of sorrow. Why is that? Because British doom metallers Eye Of Solitude have released some info about their upcoming album! The new album will be called Cenotaph, and is due to be released on September 1st, 2016. The neat artwork was made by Giannis Nakos of Remedy Art Clown.
Scandinavia! Are you ready to be blessed? German power metallers Powerwolf have announced that they are going to preach in Scandinavian clubs for the very first time, and will be accompanied by Swedish power metal band Civil War. The tour kicks off this fall.
Things have started to happen in the camp of the Finnish samurais lately, also known as the band Whispered. Last year, they revealed a song from their upcoming album Metsutan - Songs Of The Void called "Sakura Omen", and now it is time to reveal another song and lyric video. The song is called "Strike!", and will be the second track on the album.
Finnish monster rockers Lordi have announced that they have "slammed into the studio with producer Nino Laurenne to record some killer new tunes", possibly for an upcoming album. If you forgot who Lordi is, they kind of "revolutionized" the Eurovision Song Contest by winning the whole thing in 2006 with their hit "Hard Rock Hallelujah".
French black/shoegaze act Alcest, currently working on a new album, have announced an upcoming European tour, where they are sharing the stage with the Japanese post-rock band Mono. It will be a co-headline tour happening later this year, so if you're a fan of these two bands, make sure you don't miss this!
It has been quiet in the camp of German industrial metallers Rammstein, apart from a lawsuit, but now they have announced two shows in Germany on July 8th and 9th, at the Waldbühne in Berlin. These shows will be their only solo shows in Germany in 2016. Tickets go on sale on April 26th here.
American progressive metallers Oceans Of Slumber have announced that they are joining Enslaved on their upcoming European tour together with Ne Obliviscaris, as the opening act, making it even more interesting. New dates for this tour are expected to be released soon.
Finnish samurai metallers Whispered have dropped some details regarding their upcoming album. The new and third album will be named Metsutan - Songs Of The Void and is due to be released on the 20th of May. According to the band, the album will be very melodic, atmospheric and a diverse release.
Swedish progressive melodic death metal act In Mourning have dropped today the first song from their upcoming album, Afterglow, named "Below Rise To The Above". Afterglow is set to be released on the 20th of May through Agonia Records. Fans have waited a long time to hear new material since The Weight Of Oceans (2012). So, stop what you are doing and listen to it!
Norwegian progressive black metal band Enslaved have announced that they are going to embark on an European tour to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Australian extreme prog metallers Ne Obliviscaris will be joining this tour as a direct support to Enslaved. The tour is kicking off in the last months of 2016, and so far 16 shows are announced. If you can't see your country or city listed, don't worry. More dates will follow.
Last week, Finnish melodic metallers Insomnium hinted that they were hitting the studio, possibly to start the recording for a new album. Insomnium can now reveal that they are on their last day of recording drums in SF Sound studio. So far, they haven't given the fans any specific details about what they are recording exactly, but it seems like we have to brace ourselves for some cold, shivering tunes.
The melancholic melodic death metal band Insomnium has posted a small statement on their own Facebook page today, and it reads: "Alright, it seems that we've booked some studios..." It seems that they are going to record a new album soon in the near future or at least another new release.
Swedish metallers In Mourning have revealed new details about their upcoming fourth full-length album. The album will be called Afterglow, and is due to be released on May 20th through Agonia Records. The artwork, which has an epic doom feeling to it, has been designed by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin, who has previously worked with bands such as Bathory, Tiamat, Amorphis and Dark Tranquillity.