Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have issued the following update:
"Another successful tour has come to an end. Thanks to everyone that attended the gigs to show their support and make this such a memorable trip for us.
"Finland was amazing, with a devoted and dedicated audience that didn't disappoint one bit. The highlight was the nearly-sold-out Tavastia show, which marked our first headline gig in Helsinki since 1996, when we played in the now legendary Lepakko club, supported by a young HIM. (!)
"Russia and Ukraine was everything we expected and more, and it's no exaggeration to state that the performance in Moscow deserves a spot in the Top 5 list of the best shows ever. We've been waiting for so many years to get over there, and other bands have spoken highly of the great reception they've gotten, but our sky-high expectations were surpassed.
"Finally, a huge thanks to everyone involved in the promotion/organization of these shows for their great professionalism and hospitality."
Amazing American modern metal band DEVILDRIVER is going to appear in Eastern Europe finally. For a first time band will play one gig in Estonia and two exclusive gigs in Russia in May 2008. Band will be supported by leading Eastern European modern metal act RASTA, who is going to present their new maxi single called “Meridium”.
03.05 – Tallinn (Estonia) “Holywood” 05.05 – St. – Petersburg (Russia) “Orlandina” 06.05 – Moscow (Russia) “Tochka”
American thrash metal monsters TESTAMENT finally confirmed their Russian shows for june with THE FLAMING ARTS Agency. TESTAMENT will be supported by Russian GRENOUER – one of the most respected bands from Russia, who is going to present their new album “Lifelong Days” will be released in june by Locomotive Records in Europe. 17.06.08 – St-Petersburg “Orlandina” 18.06.08 – Moscow “Tochka”
According to a posting on the CHILDREN OF BODOM fan site Scythes Of Bodom, Spinefarm Records will reissue the band's "Something Wild", "Hatebreeder", "Follow The Reaper" and "Tokyo Warhearts" (live) albums on April 30. The three studio LPs will contain the original songs plus the following bonus material:
"Something Wild": 01. Children Of Bodom (original single version) 02. Mass Hypnosis (SEPULTURA cover) 03. Deadnight Warrior (video)
"Hatebreeder": 01. No Commands (STONE cover) 02. Aces High (IRON MAIDEN cover) 03. Downfall (video) (not yet confirmed)
"Follow the Reaper": 01. Hate Me! (original single version) 02. Hellion (W.A.S.P. cover) 03. Everytime I Die (video)
Swedish melodic black metallers SIEBENBÜRGEN have finalized the track listing of their new album, "Revelation VI", due on May 30 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at Studio 301 in Stockholm and Sonic Train in Varberg and is the group's first to feature guitarist Joakim Ohlsson and vocalist Lisa Bohwalli Simonsson. Singer Marcus Ehlin previously stated, "Our first decision was to exclude the female parts in our music, but after hearing Lisa's voice, we changed our minds."
"Revelation VI" track listing: 01. Awaken 02. Rebirth Of The Nameless 03. Infernaliia 04. Revelation VI 05. Grimheim 06. After The Wolf (Do Dead Men Follow) 07. S.I.N. 08. The Oaken Throne 09. The Soulless 10. Enter Omega (digipack bonus track) 11. In Sanctum 12. Fire Leaps High 13. At The End Of Twilight
On April 22, Swedish metallers OPETH will release the album version of "Porcelain Heart". You can buy the track from Amazon.com. The band recently filmed a promotional video for an edited version of the song. The clip was directed by Lasse Hoile (PORCUPINE TREE) and shot in Vaxholm, Sweden at the marvellous Bogesund castle, built in the 1640s. The edit was done by Jens Bogren and Mikael Åkerfeldt.
Сроки выхода сингла "Страшнее меня" окончательно утверждены - вторая половина апреля 2008.
В преддверии релиза второго полноформатного альбома, запланированного на вторую половину 2008 года, группа DIGIMORTAL уже этой весной порадует своих поклонников синглом "Страшнее меня". В сингл войдут: совершенно новая песня "Страшнее меня" с грядущего альбома, англоязычные версии любимых всеми "Белки и Стрелки" и "М.А.Ш.И.Н.Ы" с дебютного альбома "Необратимость", а также, кавер-версия убойного хита группы The Prodigy - "Breathe".
OPETH's new album, "Watershed", will be released on June 3 in North America (a day earlier internationally) via Roadrunner Records. The record will be released as a regular-edition CD and collector's edition two-disc CD/DVD and limited-edition 180-gram vinyl.
The artwork for the collector's edition can be viewed at this location.
The collector's edition 2-disc CD/DVD set includes three bonus tracks — "Bridge Of Sighs" from ROBIN TROWER's 1974 album of the same title, "Den Ständiga Resan" (sung in Swedish) by Marie Fredriksson as well as the classic ALICE IN CHAINS song "Would?" — 5.1 audio mix of the entire album, extensive video content, and expanded artwork. The limited-edition 180-gram double LP set includes a bonus track, exclusive poster and expanded artwork.