The French sludge/stoner metallers Oruga's self-titled EP is now in full streaming online. This reissue is out today (November 4th) via Apathia Records, the band's new label. You can go ahead and listen to the entire EP at this location. Tell us what you think about it.
French sludge metal band Oruga has inked a deal with Apathia Records. The deal consists of a reissue of the first Oruga's self-titled EP, originally released in 2011, on November 4th, 2013, and their debut album is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2014.
Apathia Records has just released a free compilation to download named Compendium: Year I - III containing eleven tracks from eleven bands, with many different styles, for approximately one hour of music. Take this opportunity to discover new music. Enjoy!
If you were curious about Heart Attack after the review on Metal Storm, the groovy thrash metal band from the south of France is currently streaming their debut album in its entirety only until June 16th over here. This is your chance to listen to it. Enjoy!
A new extract from Décade(nt), the collector reissue of the first Wormfood album, is now streaming online. The song "Licking The Bones" can be streamed here. Décade(nt) will be out on September 24th through Apathia Records.
The first extract off Décade(nt), the collector reissue of the first Wormfood album Eponym is now streaming online. A remastered version of the song "The Dead Bury The Dead" is listenable here. Décade(nt) will be released on September 24th through Apathia Records and was remastered by Axel Wursthorn (ex-Carnival In Coal) at Walnut Groove Studio.
French decadent metallers Wormfood have revealed the artwork of the upcoming reissue of their first album Eponym. The artwork was made by Hicham Haddaji (Strychneen Studio) and Saturne VII and can be seen below. Further details about this release were previously reported here.
French avantgarde metallers Wormfood have recently inked deal with Apathia Records. The label will release a collector remastered and expanded reissue of Wormfood's first album Eponym, released in 2002 and sold-out for a long time now. A short trailer of the upcoming anniversary reissue of the first Wormfood album is now available below.
The latest album from the French post-rock band What Mad Universe, A Cosmic Chapter With Gaia, released back in 2010, is now available for free streaming in its entirety through their label, Apathia Records. You can listen to it at this location.
Video footage from the forthcoming Ulver live DVD, entitled Ulver At The Opera 2010, is now available for viewing at this location. No release date has been set for the moment, so keep an eye out for further updates.
Ulver played live at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet on July 31th last year, with special guests Ian Johnstone and Christian Fennesz.
After announcing 6 UK dates for coming March 2011 already, The Devin Townsend Project now announces a full blown European tour which will see the band playing 25 shows in 13 different countries.
Mr Townsend, being hard at work to put the final touches to the upcoming albums Ghost and Deconstruction (both tentatively scheduled for a May release), commented: "After another busy, busy, year, we have set ourselves up for an even busier one... and to be honest, I wouldn't have it any other way. I have just recently finished Ghost (record 4, the mellow one) and am currently up to my balls in Deconstruction (record 3, the heavy one... for which we are using the Prague Symphony Orchestra to make more ridiculous than it really needs to be ) and I've yet to get my goddamn garage cleaned, so yeah... things are busy. I love it.
Wintersun has finally shown a sign of life. Drummer Kai Hahto posted the following short announcement on his personal Facebook page:
"Wintersun will be playing 4 shows at least next year: 3 Metalfest shows in May 2011 and also Metalcamp 2011. That´s good news."
Some overly optimistic fan made the assumption that perhaps the long overdue album Time would be done by then... to which Hahto responded:
"Time has progressed very well and we hope that we can start mixing in December. But the shows are confirmed and after the new album is out, we start playing more actively. Let´s see what happens next year."
The Wintersun drummer also promised there would be "some updates" somewhere next week at the band's official website. Stay tuned.
Due to Tom Araya's back surgery, Slayer have been forced to cancel all of their immediate tour plans through April. This includes the American and Canadian Carnage tour dates that were set to kick off on January 18, as well as the band's European headline tour scheduled for March and April. The Slayer camp is working hard to reschedule dates for later this year.
Here's the statement from Slayer's manager Rick Sales: "Tom gave various medical treatments more than a fair shot, but they just haven't handled the problem, so he's biting the bullet and is scheduled for back surgery at the end of this month."
This difficult decision made by the band's bassist/vocalist Tom Araya means the cancellation of Slayer's immediate tour plans that include the American and Canadian Carnage Tour dates that were set to kick off on January 18, as well as the band's UK/European headline tour scheduled for March and April. Booking agents for both Slayer and Megadeth are already hard at work rescheduling the tour dates; tickets already purchased for these shows will be honored at the rescheduled dates.