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Scar Symmetry - New Album Tracklisting Revealed

Swedish metallers Scar Symmetry have posted the following album update on their myspace page:

"We're happy to announce that our 3rd CD, "Holographic Universe", has now been mixed, mastered and delivered to the people at Nuclear Blast Records! We pushed the "record"-button for the first time early December and the time since has been hectic and intense to say the least. We've worked our asses off 24/7 and the result is 12 new songs, featuring all the creamy goodness of "Symmetric In Design" and the spicy flavours of "Pitch Black Progress", this time with a lot of added cheese and pork-fat... Does it make sense to you? No, not to us either..."

Album tracklist:

01. Morphogenesis
02. Timewave Zero
03. Quantumleaper
04. Artificial Sun Projection
05. The Missing Coordinates
06. Ghost Prototype I (Measurement Of Thought)
07. Fear Catalyst
08. Trapezoid
09. Prism And Gate
10. Holographic Universe
11. The Three-Dimensional Shadow
12. Ghost Prototype II (Deus Ex Machina)

Estimated release date is June 2008

Band profile: Scar Symmetry
Posted: 27.02.2008 by harbinger | Comments (11)

In Flames - New Song Available For Streaming, Video Online

A new song called "The Mirror's Truth" from the ditto named EP/single is now available for streaming at the In Flames MySpace page.

The single/EP is released on March 7th in Europe by Nuclear Blast (March 5th in Sweden). In North America it will be released as an ITunes release only on March 11th.

Along with "The Mirror's Truth" the single/EP will feature three other tracks that will not appear on "A Sense Of Purpose". More news about the single at this location.

The brand new video for the first single "The Mirror's Truth" will also air on their MySpace next Monday, February 18.

UPDATED on February 17 (thanks to WinterChild):

In Flames have posted the video for the song "The Mirror's Truth" at their MySpace site. Check it out here.
The video was produced by Popcorn Film.


Band profile: In Flames
Posted: 16.02.2008 by harbinger | Comments (34)

Mercenary - New Album Update

Official statement regarding the upcoming album:

"Danish masters of melodic and progressive metal Mercenary have wrapped up the recordings for their highly anticipated follow-up to 2006's "The Hours That Remain" (which was subsequently awarded the Danish Metal Award in the category "Album Of The Year").

Commented guitarist Jakob Molberg: "So, the new Mercenary album has finally been completed, mixed and mastered! It was a really laborious birth after several intense months of constant writing and rehearsing while playing sweaty gigs nearly every weekend in between (Note to self: Let's never do that again.). As we went straight into the studio with our masterly producer Jacob Hansen right after the last gig, we couldn't help but to bring along a lot of the immediacy and groove that we love when playing live. The result is in many ways our most spontaneous album ever, but I also believe it's our strongest yet — it's very melodic, catchy, dark and complex (just like any decent metalhead would — or should — want his metal to be.). With bassplayer / shouter Rene Pedersen recording his first album with us, this album marks the return of some really aggressive vocals — mixed, of course, with Mikkel's soaring clean singing. It's an album that's straight to the point I think, and I can't help but feel we're at the top of our game here. I never had a stronger belief in the potential of this band before."

Mercenary's new album, entitled "Architect Of Lies", will be released late March via Century Media Records.

Upcoming Mercenary shows:

Jan. 26 - (D) Nordhausen - Bloody Sunset Festival
Feb. 07 - (DK) Aalborg - Eskildsen musik
Mar. 21 - (DK) Aalborg - Studenterhuset
Mar. 22 - (DK) Århus - Voxhall
Mar. 23 - (DK) Copenhagen - The Rock
Jul. 3-9 - (SLO) Metalcamp Festval

Mercenary's "My World Is Ending" clip can be viewed here. The track comes off "The Hours That Remain", which came out last year via Century Media.

"The Hours That Remain" entered the national album chart in Denmark at position No. 67. The follow-up to 2004's "11 Dreams" was produced by Jacob Hansen (Raunchy, Communic, Maroon, Hatesphere) and features artwork by Travis Smith (Death, Katatonia, Opeth. Guest musicians on the CD include Soilwork's Björn "Speed" Strid and Heaven Shall Burn's Marcus Bischoff."


Band profile: Mercenary
Posted: 21.12.2007 by harbinger | Comments (3)

Pagan's Mind - Headlining ProgPower Europe 2008

The Norwegian progressive metal act Pagan's Mind has been chosen as one of the three headliner's for ProgPower Europe 2008. After their performances at ProgPower both in 2003 and 2005, the band has been confirmed for a full show of around 2 hours long on Friday 3 October. Because this year is ProgPower's 10-year anniversary, the event will be three days long, stretching from Friday 3 October to Sunday 5 October. The festival will take place at JC Sjiwa, Baarlo, The Netherlands and will feature three bands on Friday, and six bands on both Saturday and Sunday.

Other bands confirmed thus far include Division By Zero (Poland) and Suspyre (USA).

Band profile: Pagan's Mind
Event: ProgPower Europe
Posted: 18.12.2007 by harbinger | Comments (3)