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Conan - New Album Progress

The British doom band Conan posted an update on their Facebook page. According to them, the songwriting for the new album is progressing smoothly, and soon they will be in the studio again to finalise the tracks and start to record.


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Posted: 24.06.2015 by Et Ermit | Comments (0)

Jambinai - Progress On 2nd Album And A Little Advance

The band Jambinai recently posted an update on their Facebook page letting us know that "recording for 2nd full-length album is almost finished" and posted a short video clip with an advance on the new material which can be seen (and heard) here.


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Posted: 24.06.2015 by Et Ermit | Comments (3)

Ufomammut - Sign With Neurot Recordings

The Italian band Ufommamut has signed a deal for their upcoming album with Neurot Recordings.

This is what Neurot owner Steve Von Till had to say about the signing: "Welcome Ufomammut to the Neurot family. Ufomammut is our kind of band. These sonic brothers from Italy are heavy, psychedelic, and driven. We couldn't be happier than to have them working with Neurot Recordings for their next full-length album. Though we have been fans of their music for a while, being able to meet them and share the stage with them on our recent trip to Europe was awesome. We formed a great and meaningful bond, which of course is the most important aspect of what we do. We admire their prolific nature as visionary musicians, as members of the Malleus art collective, and as owners of their own label, Supernatural Cat. They truly embody the same spirit of music and art that we all strive for. Ufomammut is in the studio at this very moment working on their next epic."

Ufomammut also commented..."Working with Neurot signals an evolutionary change for Ufomammut. In the last years we've built up our own music world, doing everything by ourselves, working on our own art and recordings, creating a label, and taking care of every aspect of our projects.

We feel very excited by this change because this confirms that we did a good job, especially coming from these guys who we have always considered a great inspiration.

We're sure this Neurot and UFOMAMMUT friendship will open new perspectives and directions in our sonic adventure, because we feel we have the same vision and attitude about what music should be. In few words we feel totally honored and proud to become a part of the Neurot Family."

Ufomammut is set tour in Europe on September and October, the dates are the following:


(Supported by MoRkObOt)

14th. Groovestation - Dresden - D
15th. Festaal Kreuzberg - Berlin - D
16th. Stengade - Copenaghen - DK
17th. Inkonst - Malmo - SWE
18th. Blitz - Oslo - NO
19th. Truck Stop Alaska - Goteborg - SWE
21st . Nuclear Night Club - Oulu - FI
22nd. Lutakko - Jyväskylä - FI
23rd. Yo-talo - Tampere - FI
24th. Korjaamo - Helsinki - FI
26th. Molotow - Hamburg - D
27th. Underground - Cologne - D
28th. 013 - Tilburg - NL
29th. Bastard Club - Osnabrück - D
30th. Baroeg - Rotterdam - NL

(Supported by MoRkObOt)

01st. Het Depot - Leuven - B
03rd. The Croft - Bristol - UK
04th - The Well - Leeds - UK
05 th - The Continental - Preston - UK


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Posted: 08.09.2011 by Et Ermit | Comments (5)

Saviour Machine - Statement About "Ilegal" Release By MCM Music & Massacre Records

Eric Clayton, Saviour Machine's frontman, posted an statement regarding an unauthorized release by MCM Music & Massacre Records:

"MCM Music & Massacre Records have manufactured / released a "version of III:II."This "version" is more "a compilation" of what I consider to be "random out takes & demo recordings" from 2004... This CD is grossly incomplete & misrepresentative of what "III:II" actually sounds like today. What I can deduce from actually hearing this CD, is the following... MCM and / or Massacre Records decided to hire a few very bad "engineers" to go through hundreds of takes from the recordings I did in Sweden - Spring 2004. These "unknown engineers" chose some takes, tried to put something together and attempted to "mix" something out of it... basically, the recordings from 2004 have evolved into demo recordings, as far as I am concerned. Since those sessions, I have re-recorded almost everything... I have spent more than 7,000 hours recording, choosing final takes, editing, etc, etc... This CD is not "III:II"
"Massacre and MCM "produced" this CD without my authorization, my consent or my involvement... To call this release a SM "album" is a crime against the consumer... their attempts to advertise this CD as the actual "Legend Part III:II" is criminal! It's a gross "injustice" to the actual production"
Then he explains that Legend Part III was not supposed to be divided in the first time, and that it will be release as a whole, he finalizes with the following:

""Legend Part III" - The Official Release will contain 3 full length CD's: (Disc 1 - formerly known as "III:I" / Disc 2 & Disc 3 - the long anticipated "III:II") Yes... This is real! ; ) Don't ask when it will be finished... I have absolutely no idea? ; ) But... I can tell you this... As you probably know by now, SM is currently performing (and in the process of booking) a number of intimate acoustic shows. Though we'd "hoped" for more concerts in 2011... due to a number of factors, the majority of these rare performances will be booked in 2012... SM is performing for a wide range of "reasons;" many/most of these reasons are very intimate, personal, Spiritual reasons... One of our objectives is to generate enough revenue to resume and complete the production of "Legend Part III!" Currently... the line-up intact is the single greatest "incarnation" of Saviour Machine ever!!! We are the closest band we've ever been... We'll continue to "build upon" this intimacy, we will continue to gain strength, generate income, and together... as a band... we will resume & complete the production of Legend Part III


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Posted: 20.08.2011 by Et Ermit | Comments (7)

Opeth - Part Ways With Keyboardist Per Wiberg

Keyboardist Per Wiberg has been relieved of his duties in Opeth as part of a mutual decision with the band. Keyboard duties on upcoming tours will be handled by a musician who is already rehearsing with the band. Said musician's identity will be released at a later date.

Vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt released the following statement about the matter: "Well, it's been somewhat of a revolving door of members during the last couple of years, and now, Per is no longer a member. Mendez, Axe and Fredrik and I came to the decision that we should find a replacement for Per right after the recordings of the new album, and this came as no surprise to Per. He had, in turn, been thinking about leaving, so you could say it was a mutual decision. There's no bad blood, just a relationship that came to an end, and that's that. We wish Per the best, and he did a splendid job recording keyboards for the last record, which stands as his final recording with Opeth."

Opeth remain hard at work on their next as-yet-untitled album, which follows up 2008's critically acclaimed Watershed. The album is due out this Fall on Roadrunner Records.

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Posted: 06.04.2011 by ThereIWas | Comments (43)

Kekal - New Video Online

"Track One", the new video from Indonesian avantgarde metallers Kekal, can now be watched below.

The message behind the video as explained by the band: "First off, I am AGAINST all sorts of endorsement towards hierarchies in social life.. But as human, as in animal, I believe that we tend to behave such way, where the more dominant one bullies the less dominant one.. Bullying happens everywhere, across all cultures, ethnicities, and genders, and it happens in many forms and contexts.. On this video, I took a very old public domain footage about an experiment to 3 rats, where in such cases, they developed a hierarchy between the most dominant and the less dominant ones.. The less dominant rat on the experiment did not fighting the more dominant one until the end, but instead it developed a kind of behavior where it no longer wanted to eat the food and to let it consumed by the more dominant one..

The message of this video is all about fighting to get your own right, and to keep fighting until the end.. That is also the message of the song itself: to keep moving and breaking all the barriers.. What depicted on the video should not happen in the context of human's social life.. We are a social animal, where are ways to communicate and interact between each human, and we can exchange expressions and ideas.. And most importantly, human also has a kind of fighting spirit that doesn't seem to appear in other, non-social animals, because we are driven by the so-called motivation as the driving force..

There are many cases in history where the "weak" ones overcame the "strong" ones.. We can even risk our lives to have the victory at the end.. We can fight all the bullies, we can fight the corrupt government even though they seem to be too strong to be fought, and they keep intimidating the less dominant ones.. Those in majority tend to intimidate the minority.. It is true and real, and I must say it now depends whether we are motivated enough to fight it or not, and not letting ourselves to automatically create any thought of "social hierarchy" based on what we perceive in the first place.. If we do so, we're same as rats..

And oh, no animal was hurt during the making of the video.. The entire footage was taken from the old public domain film.."

"Track One" comes off the band's latest album 8, which was released on January 23rd through Whirlwind Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 06.04.2011 by ThereIWas | Comments (6)

Morbid Angel - Reveal Cover Art Work From New Album Designed By Gustavo Sazes

Morbid Angel revealed the cover artwork of their newest opus Illud Divinum Insanus :

It was designed by Gustavo Sazes, who commented on it:

"To create this cover we worked from several references, ideas, elements, and I would say a ''world'' of options and paths. After a long brainstorming period and some ideas left behind we came up with the concept of this organic surreal insane being; a fallen God or a weird mirror image of our own madness. It is a different Morbid Angel cover for sure, but I think that's how Morbid Angel is...Deviant and different on each new release. They never repeat themselves. They are always pushing the boundaries and setting new standards. I'm really proud of the final results and hope the fans appreciate my work, while listening to the new album!"

Also was revealed the cover artwork of their single Nevermore, designed by French artists Valnoir and Fursy Teyssier for Metastazis:


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Posted: 30.03.2011 by Instrument | Comments (37)

Across Tundras - Set Release Date For New Album

As previously announced, Across Tundras have signed with Neurot Recordings for the release of their newest full-length opus.

The sprawling seven-song album, entitled Sage, is now officially confirmed for North American release on May 17th, 2011.

Source: Neurot Recordings Newsletter
Posted: 22.03.2011 by Metalforthesoul | Comments (0)

The Haunted - Entire New Album Available For Streaming

Unseen, the new upcoming album from Swedish thrashers The Haunted, is now available for streaming in its entirety, exclusively at MetalSucks.

Unseen will be released on March 21st in Europe and a day later in North America through Century Media Records.

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Posted: 16.03.2011 by Metalforthesoul | Comments (9)

Motörhead - To Release New Album

Legendary rockers Motörhead formed Motörhead Music and teamed up with EMI Label Services for the release of their brand new studio album "The Wörld is Yours" on December 13.

Written and recorded by Lemmy Kilmister, Philip Campbell and Mikkey Dee in both the US and the UK, "The Wörld is Yours" has 10 scorching new tracks from the world-renowned trio.

Next month Motörhead kick off a new European tour in Aberdeen in Scotland with dates following across the UK plus Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain. Full details are on the band's website here.


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Posted: 26.10.2010 by Metalforthesoul | Comments (14)

The Meads Of Asphodel - Release Date Announced

Medieval black metallers The Meads Of Asphodel have announced the release date of their upcoming effort titled The Murder of Jesus The Jew. The album is set to be released on 18th October via Candlelight Records.


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Posted: 01.09.2010 by Metalforthesoul | Comments (2)

Kekal - Announced Upcoming Album Title, Track Listing, Revealed Cover Art

Album Title: 8

The cover art of the album can be seen here]

Track Listing:
01. Track One
02. Gestalt Principles of Matter Perception
03. A Linear Passage
04. Tabula Rasa
05. Private School of Thought
06. The Regulars
07. Departure Gate 8
08. Heartache Memorial
09. Let Us Blend
10. Open World
11. End Unit of The Universe

Name of record label, release date, and additional details will be announced soon.

"8", the eight full-length album from Kekal is a collection of thoughts and emotions blended together into a unique yet bold statement. Each song displays its character as a balance between electronic and organic elements, rhythm and melody, aggression and atmosphere, simplicity and complexity, beauty and the beast. With "8", Kekal redefines the term 'experimental' in its true sense, but yet listeners will find the entire album accessible and digestible.


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Posted: 25.06.2010 by Metalforthesoul | Comments (6)

Ironwood - Working On Follow Up For Their Debut Album

Henry Lauer, bass player from Ironwood, posted the following message on their Myspace site:

"Greetings folks,

Ironwood has been cloistered away these last few months, with nary a gig nor missive, but I am now proud to announce that we have finished recording the follow-up to our debut album!
Although I'm hesitant to say too much, the new release, to be titled Storm Over Sea, explores the elemental themes to which its name alludes. It employs them as vehicles for a range of emotions and sentiments, from inky depths through to airy wistfulness.
The ocean is famed for its complex, multi-faceted nature: we hope and believe that the new album will reflect that faithfully with some intense (and technical) metal workouts, lush vocal harmonies, and immersive post-rock passages.
We anticipate a release in the early strains of 2010 - not a bad effort given our first album only came out this year.
Of course we are, as ever, keen to marshal label, distribution, and promotional support - any and all suggestions, directions, connections, and whatever else are welcome. We might even be able to offer a selection of rough mixes for genuinely interested parties to sample.
In the meantime we still have copies of the debut album, :Fire:Water:Ash:, available, and our distribution network is expanding (see our Myspace page for info). If you don't already have a copy then, please, indulge both us and yourself…

Other news:

I am rapidly mastering the art of web design and Ironwood now has a (in my humble opinion) rather attractive custom Myspace page. Please have a look, have a listen, leave a comment: A brand new website will appear in time for the album release as well.

In that vein, Ironwood has taken the Facebook plunge. You can find us here:

Ironwood is proud to have been included on the new Hex Magazine Winter Songs Compilation CD, which you can order from the below link (it also comes with the new issue of Hex, which is a great read and worth your buying!):

Finally, I will be performing a rare solo acoustic set on Sunday 1st November at M.A.S.S., St Andrews Church Hall, corner Curtis Rd & Darling St, Balmain (....Sydney....). The night starts at 7pm and the cost is $5. These events always, always showcase incredible folk music talent and strongly deserve your support.

We'll be in touch again in time. Until then, thank you for your continued support.


Posted: 27.10.2009 by Metalforthesoul | Comments (4)

Vintersorg - Preparing New Album

Andreas Hedlund posted the following message on Vintersorg's official MySpace blog:

"We've started to record some stuff for the new album. It sounds amazing... so far It'll be folky but still some new elements are in there. Very flowing songs! We're very excited! Just wait and see...

mr V"

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Posted: 08.09.2009 by Metalforthesoul | Comments (19)

Darzamat - New Album Available For Streaming

"Solfernus' Path", the fifth full-length studio album from Polish dark metallers DARZAMAT, will be available for streaming in its entirety on the French webzine ( ) An exclusive listening session will be at website on Friday 4 September. The album will be playing for 24 hours only. It's free for everyone.
"Solfernus' Path" was released in Europe on August 28 through Massacre Records and in Japan via Spiritual Beast Records. The CD was recorded in Poland under the supervision of Jaroslaw Toifl, with whom the band had previously worked on 2005's "Transkarpatia" (Metal Mind Productions in Europe, MVD in the USA). There are two great guests on the album: King Diamond's Andy La Rocque (guitar solo in "King of the Burning Anthems") and Stone Sour's Roy Mayorga (opening intro). The artwork for the new CD was created by Agency, which has previously worked with such bands as Deathstars and Behemoth. The album was mixed by Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry guitarist) of Black Lounge Studios in Avesta, Sweden.

"Solfernus' Path" track listing:

01. False Sleepwalker
02. Vote for Heresy
I: Devium
03. Pain Collector
04. Final Conjuration
II: Fumus
05. Gloria Inferni
III: Venenum
06. Solfernus' Path
07. Lunar Silhouette
08. King of the Burning Anthems
IV: Spectaculum
09. Chimera
10. Mesmeric Seance

Band profile: Darzamat
Posted: 01.09.2009 by Metalforthesoul | Comments (0)