The traditional heavy metal band HEREGE is composing the last songs for their new album, which lyrics will be about marking historical facts of 20th and 21st Century, following a chronological order, from the end of Second World War, passing through Cold War, Latin America dictatorships, untill the present, with themes about globalization and terrorism.
About the lyrics Rodrigo Dantas comments: "This concern with the level of the thematic is decurrent of some lamentable things that we have seen lately in the Heavy Metal scene, many people having ridiculous attitudes, racists and homofobics, amongst other forms of intolerance and alienation that are reproducing there. To not be with the arms crossed ahead of this situation we decided to revive the Heavy Metal subversive spirit, which seems to be forgotten by most bands of the current scene."
Some of the new songs were recently played live in II Bang Your Heads Festival, which featured the bands Herege, Whisper Divine and Dark Shadows.
SALIVA have unleashed the new video for their hit single “Ladies and Gentlemen.” The video features two models from Godsgirls.com, squaring off in a boxing ring in only bikinis and boxing gloves.
To celebrate the success of “Ladies and Gentlemen” and the release of the new video, SALIVA is giving you a chance to win the clothes off the girls back. SALIVA is giving away the autographed robes worn by the God’s Girls in the video and copies of their new album.
CLICK HERE' to check out the new video for “Ladies and Gentlemen” now and enter to win a piece of the video.
The black-art band Medievil (http://medievil.net) and the recording label from Kyiv Griffin Music (http://griffinmusic.org) are about to present the full-length album “Atruta”
This album represents a conceptually new stage of Medievil’s development.
The theme of poison (“atruta” in Belarusian) is binding all the tracks on this album. The music is more heavy, hypnotic and black; it is soaked with swamp atmosphere of stagnation and downfall. Technically it is black metal with additions of old-school death/trash, poisonous vocals and ragged riffs along with classic BM tremolo. Ideologically Medievil is remaining distanced from wilting near-black trends, presenting itself as “res in se". Spreading around as bile, “Atruta” is meant to be an embodiment of evolutionary black art.
The album was in process of creation for quite a long time (2003-2006), due to various reasons. Among those are the re-thinking of creative principles, work on the conceptual side of the record and physical remoteness of Medievil’s members, who resided in different countries.
In November 2003 the video for the song “Blood Comes Black” was shot. Time and location were the most suitable for reproducing the atmosphere of the forthcoming album – cold humid fall, dusk and impassable rotting forest.
In spring 2004 during one of the gigs the video for “In Gloom and Spikes” was shot – a live video with studio sound.
The recording of vocals and all the instruments except for drums was done in Pyre Rex during 2004-2005. the drums were recorded in Zaglada studio in Kyiv in August 2005.
By the end of 2005 the album was mixed, in January 2006 the mastering was complete (Pyre Rex).
Total playing time is 59 minutes.
1.Everything Poisoned 2.Blood Comes Black 3.In Mist We Stand 4.Now I Fly 5.Atruta (I Dissolve In Poisoned Rain) 6.To Nihil 7.Cycle of Rot 8.In Gloom and Spikes 9.Veil of Poison 10.The Roots Are Torn
The CD-release is supposed to appear by april 2007. except for the tracks themselves the CD will contain a bonus – two videos: "Blood comes black" and "In gloom and spikes".
In Minsk the album will be presented with a live show of Medievil on the festival Shiseido Fest-3 on April 28th, 2007.
Static-X is breaking out of Hell’s sub-basement to release their fifth studio album, Cannibal, on April 3rd. Comprising 12 of the harshest, most stripped-down tracks Static-X have ever recorded, Cannibal also finds frontman Wayne Static & Co. sounding leaner and meaner than they have in years—a change the vertical-haired guitarist, vocalist and chief songwriter attributes to the back-to-basics approach they took to recording the album. “I think it’s the most metal record we’ve ever made, and it’s arguably the heaviest record we’ve ever made,” Static explains.
To celebrate the release of Cannibal on April 3rd, the band is giving you the chance to win an ESP LTD EX-50 Metallic Silver Guitar autographed by the band. So don’t miss out on your chance to get your own Static-X ESP guitar. ENTER HERE!'
Reactivated Australian thrashers MORTAL SIN will support SLAYER and MASTODON on April 17 at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney. "If you ain't inside the venue early to catch our show I will personally whip your ass!" vocalist Mat Maurer joked in an online posting. "We wanna show some Aussie metal pride! We'll be on early, and we only get 20 minutes, but I guarantee you those 20 minutes will be the most intense MORTAL SIN will ever play. DON'T MISS OUT!"
In other news, MORTAL SIN has finished tracking its long-awaited new album, "An Absence of Faith", due later in the year. The track listing is as follows:
01. Out of the Darkness 02. Before the Bough Breaks 03. Tears of Redemption 04. Deadman Walking 05. Lost Within 06. Say Your Prayers 07. Eye in the Sky 08. Rise or Fall 09. My Nightmare 10. Broken Promises
Guitarist Anthony Nichols of Boston metallers MELIAH RAGE has been busy writing music for the band's next record, tentatively due before the end of the year. According to the group, "the music thus far is heavier and more riff-oriented than the last two releases, but has all the elements of classic MELIAH RAGE." A remastered release of the 1996 classic "Death Valley Dream" is also in the works for this spring.
MELIAH RAGE's latest CD, "The Deep and Dreamless Sleep" (2006), is the band's seventh release overall, and third for Screaming Ferret Wreckords. The CD was recorded at Danger Multitrack Studios in Providence, RI, and Sherwood Forest Studios in Bedford, MA.
British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN have completed work on their new album, "Healing Through Fire" (artwork), at Fortress Studios in London with producer Mark Daghorn. The final track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. The Ballad Of Solomon Eagle 02. Vagrant Stomp 03. The Ale House Braves 04. Cities Of Frost 05. Hot Knives and Open Sores 06. Hounds Ditch 07. Mortlake (Dead Water) 08. They Come Back (Harvest Of Skulls) 09. Beginners Guide To Suicide
Swiss metal experimentalists SAMAEL have moved forward the release date of their eighth album, "Solar Soul" (Nuclear Blast), to June 1 from the previously announced June 15. The CD will contain the following track listing:
01. Solar Soul 02. Promised Land 03. Slavocracy 04. Western Ground 05. On the Rise 06. Alliance 07. Suspended Time 08. Valkyries' New Ride 09. Ave! 10. Quasar Waves 11. Architect (bonus track) 12. Olympus
To check out the new SAMAEL song "Slavocracy", taken from the upcoming CD, go to this location' .
Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat is reporting that NIGHTWISH has already chosen a replacement for singer Tarja Turunen, but the band is carefully guarding her identity. However, according to Ilta-Sanomat, the new vocalist is none other than former TRISTANIA frontwoman Vibeke Stene (Photo#1, Photo#2).
There are a number of signs pointing to the fact that Vibeke is Tarja's replacement in NIGHTWISH. For example, influential European music business person Frank Stroebele (manager for WITHIN TEMPTATION and ANASTACIA) recently asked an Ilta-Sanomat reporter, "Have you heard who the new singer of NIGHTWISH is? I understand that it is Vibeke."
Vibeke quit TRISTANIA last month "due to personal reasons," making the timing of her departure perfect if she were to join NIGHTWISH.
However, the only public information about the new vocalist that has come out of the NIGHTWISH camp so far has been offered by the group's manager, Ewo Pohjola (a.k.a. Ewo Rytkönen) of King Foo Entertainment. "She is getting along very well with the guys," he said. "She is very talented, clever and sweet."
ARCH ENEMY's "Black Earth" album, originally released in 1996 on Wrong Again Records, will be reissued on April 24 via Regain Records. In addition to the original nine songs, the reissue will contain three bonus tracks — "Losing Faith" and the IRON MAIDEN covers "The Ides of March" and "Aces High" — as well as a video for "Bury Me An Angel".
ARCH ENEMY is scheduled to enter the studio this spring to begin recording the follow-up to 2005's "Doomsday Machine", tentatively due before the end of the year.
ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
"I just wanted to give you an update of what's happening in ICED EARTH world.
"We just finished mixing and mastering the [new] single, which will be titled 'Overture of the Wicked' and should be released in late May or early June. The four songs that will be featured on this are as follows:
01. Ten Thousand Strong 02. Prophecy 03. Birth of the Wicked 04. The Coming Curse
"'Ten Thousand Strong' will be the song that we will be filming a video for in the following months, most likely in June right around the Sweden Rock festival.
"I'm very happy with the results of our efforts. We've been really working hard on delivering something special to you guys and this single is just a hint of things to come, and it's freakin' awesome.
"We will be finishing the rest of production for Part 1 over the course of the next few weeks, with plans to mix in the early part of May. The title of the full release is 'Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part 1)' and should be out in the late August/September time frame. The 'Framing Armageddon' tracklist will appear as follows:
01. Overture 02. Something Wicked (Part 1) 03. Invasion 04. Man's Motivation 05. The Setian Massacre 06. A Charge to Keep 07. Reflections 08. Ten Thousand Strong 09. Execution 10. Order of the Rose 11. The Clouding 12. Infiltrate and Assimilate 13. Retribution Through the Ages 14. Something Wicked (Part 2) 15. The Domino Decree 16. Framing Armageddon 17. When Stars Collide (Born is He) 18. The Awakening
"The working title of Part 2 is 'Revelation Abomination Something Wicked (Part 2)' and the tracklist is as follows:
01. The Sacred Flames 02. Behold the Wicked Child 03. Minions of the Watch 04. A Gift or a Curse 05. I Walk Among You 06. Harbinger of Fate 07. Ancient Rage of the High Priest 08. A Gathering Threat / Time Marches On 09. Sacrificial Kingdoms 10. Something Wicked (Part 3) 11. Divide Devour 12. Conspiracy / Pilgrimage In Guile 13. Come What May
"The final tracking and mixing for Part 2 will take place between the festivals and world tour and will have a targeted release in February/March of 2008.
"Due to family health issues, Bo Wallace will not be able to be involved with ICED EARTH. I played the bass guitar parts on the single and we will be bringing Dennis Hayes, who worked with Tim [Owens, vocals] on his BEYOND FEAR side project, in to play on parts of the remainder of the recording. He will be doing the live shows as well."
On April 13th, 2007 long-running British gothic metal leaders PARADISE LOST will release the first single taken off their much anticipated upcoming Century Media Records debut "In Requiem", which sees the band combine the classic heaviness of "Draconian Times" with the melodic feel of their more recent studio albums. The new single "The Enemy" will only be released in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy.
The album "In Requiem" will be released on May 21st, 2007 in Europe.
The single "The Enemy" includes a trailer of the upcoming PARADISE LOST documentary "Over The Madness" (directed by Diran Noubar and debuting at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2007) as video enhancement and the exclusive non-album track "Godless".
Here the full track-listing for PARADISE LOST's new single "The Enemy": 1. The Enemy 2. Beneath Black Skies 3. Godless (exclusive single bonus track)
A brand new MÅNEGARM track, entitled "Genom världar nio", has been made available for streaming at this location' (click on "Play"). The song comes off the Swedish "Viking metal" act's new album, "Vargstenen" (The Wolfstone), due on May 4 via Black Lodge Records. The CD was recorded at Studio Underground with producer Pelle Saether.
"Vargstenen" projected track listing: 01. Uppvaknande-Ur själslig död 02. Minnen-En fallen fader 03. Den gamle talar (acoustic) 04. Genom världar nio 05. Visioner på isen 06. Vargbrodern talar (acoustic) 07. I underjorden 08. Nio dagar, nio nätter 09. Vargstenen 10. Vedergällningens tid 11. TBA (acoustic)
Dutch melodic death/thrash metal outfit DETONATION has made a new song, entitled "Invoking the Impact", available for streaming via the band's MySpace page' .
Due in Europe on April 30 via Osmose Productions, "Emission Phase", was recorded with Split Second Sound's Jochem Jacobs (also guitar player for TEXTURES) and Bouke Visser. The cover artwork was created by Eliran Kantor.
"Emission Phase" track listing: 01. Invoking the Impact 02. When Stone turns to Ash 03. Craven Ablaze 04. Into the Emission Phase 05. Chokedamp 06. Defects of the Isolated Mind 07. Modulate 08. Infected 09. Soul Severance 10. Reborn inside the Radiance 11. Fallout (instrumental)
W.A.S.P. will release its new studio CD, "Dominator", in the U.K. on April 16, Scandinavia on April 20, and the rest of mainland Europe on April 27 via Demolition Records. The CD will arrive in South America and Russia in early May.
"Dominator" track listing: 01. Mercy 02. Long, Long Way To Go 03. Take Me Up 04. The Burning Man 05. Heaven’s Hung In Black 06. Heaven’s Blessed 07. Teacher 08. Heaven’s Hung In Black (Reprise) 09. Deal With The Devil
THRESHOLD – "Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams" taken from the album "Dead Reckoning"
Take the time and enjoy THRESHOLD's brand new video for the single "Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams"! The atmospheric clip, produced by German company film-m (which has already worked with DISILLUSION, AMON AMARTH, DEADSOUL TRIBE and DEW-SCENTED) can be found at the following platforms:
1. ВОЗЬМИ МЕНЯ К ВОРОТАМ ВАВИЛОНА (музыка - Mission, текст - Пушкина) 2. БАЛЛАДА ЗЕМЛИ (музыка - Mission, текст - Пушкина) 3. МЫ ПОБЕДИМ! (музыка - Mission, текст - Jeff) 4. БАЛЛАДА ЗЕМЛИ (piano version) (музыка - Mission, текст - Пушкина, аранжировка и партия фортепиано - Жиляков) 5. КРЫЛЬЯ ([AMATORY] version)
San Diego, California-based heavy metal band CAGE has finalized the track listing for its upcoming fourth album, entitled "Hell Destroyer", due in May via Destroy All Records Entertainment (distributed by BCD Music Group). The cover artwork was created, once again, by Marc Sasso, who worked on CAGE's third CD, "Darker Than Black", and who has also collaborated with HALFORD, DIO, MORBID ANGEL and ROB ROCK, among many others.
"Hell Destroyer" was recorded, engineered, produced and mixed at Richard Carr Studios in San Diego, California by Richard "The Guru" Carr and executive producers, CAGE vocalist Sean Peck and guitarist Dave Garcia. The CD was mastered by two-time Grammy-award winner Gavin Lurssen (GUNS N' ROSES, ALICE COOPER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, MOTÖRHEAD, ROB ZOMBIE) at Lurssen Mastering in Hollywood, California.
"Hell Destroyer" track listing: 01. Hell Destroyer 02. I Am The King 03. Christ Hammer 04. Born in Blood 05. Rise of The Beast 06. Bohemian Grove 07. From Death to Legend 08. Legion of Demons 09. Fall of The Angels 10. Fire and Metal 11. Beyond The Apocalypse 12. Metal Devil 13. King Diamond
Check out the title track at the band's official web site.