Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS have parted ways with bassist Mikko Tormikoski. TURISAS are currently finishing up work on their debut album, entitled "Battle Metal", at Steel Track Studio in Finland and will be heading back to Sound Suite Studio in Marseille, France to mix the album with producer Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, DESTROYER 666, MORGUL). A summer release through Century Media Records is expected.
Young Finnish metallers present us finest power metal with their album "Transition". In CIS and Baltian states it is released through CD-Maximum.
01. Skeleton Dance 02. Prince Of Heavy Metal 03. A 1000 Lifetimes 04. Withered Heart 05. The Fugitive 06. Ocean Girl 07. Homewardbound 08. Inside Four Walls 09. Transitional Stage 10. Into the Vortex 11. Touch Of A Prey
Power metal group АРДА from Russia was formed in 2000 by Pavel Okunev - ex-singer of famous Russian band EPIDEMIA, for which Pavel has recorded two albums. In autumn 2003 label CD-Maximum signed a deal with ARDA to release their debut album "O Skitaniyah Vechnykh I O Zemle". Line-up: Pavel Okunev (vocal), Dmitry Protsko (guitar), Igor Peskarev (guitar), Yaroslav Pastukhov (bass), Vlad Alekseenko (drums).
"O Skitaniyah Vechnykh I O Zemle" tracklist:
01. Vozvrashcheniye Gosudarya 02. Pervaya zima 03. V Pustote 04. Melkor 05. Radi Zvezd 06. Net Nikogo 07. O Skitaniyah... 08. Krylataya T'ma 09. Novaya Mechta 10. Fly Away (bonus track)
Norway's kings of Black Metal DIMMU BORGIR have won the Norwegian Grammy award "Spellemannsprisen" for their current album "Death Cult Armageddon". The band outrivaled ENSLAVED and OLD MAN'S CHILD that were nominated in the "Metal" category as well. Congratulations!
Finland's symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have announced the complete tracklist of their upcoming album "Once" (due in June):
01. Dark Chest Of Wonders 02. Wish I Had An Angel 03. Nemo 04. Planet Hell 05. Creek Mary's Blood 06. The Siren 07. Dead Gardens 08. Romanticide 09. Ghost Love Score 10. Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan 11. Higher Than Hope
Three other new tracks – White Night Fantasy, Live To Tell The Tale and Where Were You Last Night (ANKIE BAGGER cover) – will be released as single B sides.
PAGAN REIGN have finished the recording and mixing of their new, third full-length album "Udely Byloy Very". Recording took place at Moscow, Russia studio "DAY Records". Jfficial release date is 15th March.
Tracklisting of new album:
01. Pervyye Strely Na Pole Bitvy 02. Radegast 03. Pravednyy Boy 04. Udely Byloy Very 05. Gnev Slavynskih Bogov 06. V Obyatiyah Zimy 07. Metel' 08. Bylina O Svyatoslave 09. Razgulyalos' Krasno Solnyshko 10. Slavyaanskoe Bratstvo
Last release of great Italian band is out for CIS and Baltian states through CD-Maximum. In this music combined dark metal, atmospheric, black, gothic. Firstly album was recorded in 1996, but group's mainman Lord Vampyr disliked the record. Now it's totally re-played and re-arranged.
01. Vampyrisme... 02. Twilight 03. Beyond The Forest 04. In The Wood 05. Ancient Damned 06. Woods Of Walacchia, Part I 07. The Dark Domain 08. Walpurga's Night 09. The Snow Turns Red 10. The Impaler
11. Kingdom Of Vampires 12. The Enchanted Forest 13. Lucretia 14. Lacrima Christi
Russian company CD-Maximum have licenced the debut album of Brazilian group VENIN NOIR, "Rainy Days Of October", which originally was released through Hellion Records in 2002. Band plays doom/gothic with some classic music elements in vein of NIGHTWISH, THE GATHERING, AFTER FOREVER, WITHIN TEMPTATION.
01. Rainy Day Of October 02. Naughty Elegy 03. Damsel Of Grief 04. Desperanter 05. Reap The Grand 06. Buried Alive 07. A Deeper Gray 08. Vile Pledge
Moral Insanity Prods. from Brest, Belarus licensed the albums of legendary Austrian grindcore maniasc IMPETIGO, "Ultimo Mondo Cannibale" and "Horror Of The Zombies" on CD specially for CIS and Baltian states! These albums are the classic of gore grind style. All interested in distributing of our releases in different regions of CIS-states, contact please: Eugen@moral-insanity.org' .
Fans of legendary Russian band KRUGER were waiting for a long time the re-release of classic group's album "Rozhdennyy Mrakom" ("Born By Darkness"). Till this moment it could find this album only on vinyl in collections of metal music fans. "Rozhdennyy Mrakom" - second KRUGER album, which made the band the pioners of Russian death metal. Thanks to CD-Maximum album is avalaible for everyone.
Russian company CD-Maximum signed a license deal with British Blackend Records. In nearest future will be released some albums from labal's back-catalogue, among which: ADRAMELECH - "Psychostasia" AMORTIS - "Gift Of Tongues" AMSVARTNER - "Dreams" и "Trollish Mirror" DEVILYN - "Artefact" DISGORGE - "Forensick" ECLIPSE - "The Act Of Degradation" ECLIPSE - "Dorsacharms Venomous" EOSTENEM - "I Scream Your Suffer They Die" ENTHRONED - "Armoured Bestial Hell" ENTHRONED - "Apocalypse Manifesto" GOLGOTHA - "Melancholy Elemental" HECATE ENTHRONED - "Dark Requiems An Unsilent Mass" HECATE ENTHRONED - "Slaughter Of Innocence" HECATE ENTHRONED - "Kings Of Chaos" IMEMORIAL - "Temple Of Retribution" MISFORTUNE - "Forsaken" Endless Knot" PROPHANITY - "Stronger Than Steel" REIGN OF EREBUS - "Humanracist" REIGN OF EREBUS - "Of Blackest magic" REIGN OF EREBUS - "Inversion Principle" SKYMNING - "Machina Genova" SKYMNING - "Stormchoir" SKYMNING - "Artificial Supernova" THY PRIMORDIAL - "The Crowning Carnage" THY PRIMORDIAL - "Pestilence Upon Mankind" WAYLANDER - "The Light, The Dark And The