ANTHRAX will be shooting a video for the track "What Doesn't Die" in early November with director Brian Posehn. "I won't give away any details because if I do some other band will steal our idea," guitarist Scott Ian writes in the latest installment of his online diary. "It will be intense."
HYPERBOREA, the new Butchery Music label band will finish their album in next two weeks. The band play hard & brutal Death Metal (ala SIX FEET UNDER and AVULSED) and soon their MP3 wwill be avaliable for downloading from Butchery Musci website - www.butchery-music.com
A brand new ANATHEMA track, titled "Are You There?"' , has been posted online MP3 format. "Are You There?" comes off the group's forthcoming seventh studio album, "A Natural Disaster", due on October 20 through Music For Nations Records. The follow-up to 2001's "A Fine Day to Exit" was recorded and mixed at Parkgate Studios near Hastings, U.K. (except for two songs, which were mixed in Nottingham at Electric Mayhem) and was produced by the and engineered by Dan Turner. Cover artwork was handled by artist extraordinaire Travis Smith. The complete track listing for "A Natural Disaster" is as follows:
01. Harmonium 02. Balance 03. Closer 04. Are You There?' 05. Childhood Dream 06. Pulled Under 07. A Natural Disaster 08. Flying 09. Electricity 10. Violence
The CD, which includes two instrumentals, has a total running time of roughly 55 minutes. You can view the cover of the album here' .
PANZER X, the solo project of VADER vocalist/guitarist Peter, are tentatively scheduled to enter Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland in November/December to record a three-song demo. Although the band's lineup has yet to be solidified, the vocal duties will likely be handled by Grzegorz Kupczyk (CETI, TURBO). No further information is available at this time.
The band DEIVOS include on their web site (www.deivos.metal.pl) pictures from their last show with CICATRIX, BLASPHEMY RITES, PROFUNDIS, REQUIEM and NECROSADIST in Dublin (Poland). Problems in Belarus stop for this moment their show with PUNGENT STENCH in this country. Their first official album "Hostile Blood" will be out on next week.
VADER have just issued a new mini-CD, titled "Blood", through Metal Blade Records. The seven-song effort contains two new songs, "We Wait" and "Shape-shifting", which were recorded over a one-week period beginning on July 10 at Red Studio with engineer Piotr Lukaszewski ("Reign Forever World", "Revelations").
A five song preview of the forthcoming KING DIAMOND CD, "The Puppet Master", has been posted online' . (Macromedia Flash required) The songs available for listening are "The Ritual", "Blue Eyes", "Emerencia", "Magic" and "The Puppet Master". Due on October 21 through Metal Blade Records, "The Puppet Master" album will contain a bonus disc of frontman/namesake King Diamond telling the story of "The Puppet Master" in full make-up. Massacre Records (King's European label) will also release "The Puppet Master" on regular vinyl and as a picture-disc LP. You can view the cover of "The Puppet Master" here' .
FINNTROLL will enter Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna, Finland in November to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in the spring. "At this point we have 30 minutes of material," said keyboardist Trollhorn. The music is the best we've ever made, as usual. Combining the melodies of 'Jaktens Tid', the rawness and sheer maliciousness from 'Midnattens' and the epicness of 'Visor om Slutet', it should be a killer. Lyrics will be in Swedish, as usual, and no English will be used." A two-and-a-half-minute demo "preview" of the new material has been posted online in MP3 format at the link below: http://personal.inet.fi/taide/finntroll2/Finnhits.mp3'
RAMMSTEIN's forthcoming DVD will be titled "Lichtspielhaus" (German for "Cinema" or "Movie House") and will surface in Europe on November 17. It will be released in PAL and NTSC formats. The following is the unofficial track listing for the DVD:
1. Du Riechst So Gut 2. Seemann 3. Rammstein 4. Engel 5. Du Hast 6. Du Riechst So Gut 98 7. Sonne 8. Links 2, 3, 4 9. Ich Will 10. Mutter 11. Feuer Frei (featuring additional audio comments of the band)
1. Sonne 2. Ich Will 3. Links 2, 3, 4 4. Du Hast 5. Feuer Frei 6. Du Riechst So Gut +Interviews
MTV US MTV Masters (updated) Kerrang Awards
Live Shows (clips):
Berlin Arena 1996 Rock am Ring 1998 Berlin Wuhlheide 1998 Mexico (KISS Tour) 1999 Big Day Out (Australia)
Karmageddon Media proudly announce the worldwide signing of England's FOREFATHER. Their new, and meanwhile 4th, album titled "Ours Is The Kingdom" is currently being recorded. The FOREFATHER project was born in September 1997 in Surrey, England by founding members and brothers Athelstan (guitar, bass & keyboard) and Wulfstan (guitar, bass & vocals). The aim was to create powerful and epic Metal tributes to their to their Anglo-Saxon ancestors, straight from the heart and of the highest quality. During the years Forefather released 3 albums on their own strength through their own recordlabel Angelisc Enterprises. "Ours Is The Kingdom" is scheduled for an early 2004 release on Karmageddon Media. Previous to the new album Karmageddon Media will re-issue the 3 former albums ("Deep Into Time", "The Fighting Man", "Engla Tocyme") with bonus-tracks and remastered sound.
Finnish metallers INSOMNIUM are completing work on their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Candlelight Records. "The mixing will be finished during this week and the mastering will take place somewhere in the next month," the band write on their web site. "We will update these pages soon and add studio diary and some pictures from the session, but first we have to take few week break and just relax. We really need to get our minds away from this long and stressing effort and concentrate for a while to our studies and day jobs. After that we have more energy and strength to keep on going. So all you need is little patience."
SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has officially parted ways with the rest of his band — bassist Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. According to informed sources, the mass exodus was prompted by the firing of Rapp by Max and SOULFLY manager Gloria Cavalera (Max's wife), which in turn led Mayorga and Doling to quit in protest. Cavalera has assembled a new line-up for a selection of upcoming Soulfly shows over in America. He will be joined by guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO), drummer Joe Nunez (who played on the group's "Primitive" release and subsequent world tour), and bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist). It is not yet known if this is the line-up that will push ahead with work on the band's fourth album, tentatively due next summer through Roadrunner Records.
Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have re-signed with Season Of Mist Records for the release of their new album, "Chimera". The CD will be recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway during November/December and is scheduled for release during March 2004. According to an official press release from the label, the forthcoming CD will not be as "daring" as 2000's "Grand Declaration of War" but will instead see the group going back to the band's "darker times." Among the tracks set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following:
1. Rape Humanity With Pride 2. Chimera 3. Dark Night Of The Soul 4. Deathwhore
Swedish thrashers THE CROWN have posted full-length MP3 of their new track "Zombiefied"' . "Zombiefied" comes off the group's forthcoming CD, "Possessed 13", due on October 20 through Metal Blade Records.
DESTRUCTION's latest CD, "Metal Discharge", is available in Europe in a double-CD edition featuring several bonus tracks not found on the regular version. The bonus cuts are as follows:
1. Killers (IRON MAIDEN) 2. Whiplash (METALLICA) 3. Fuck The U.S.A. (THE EXPLOITED) 4. Bestial Invasion (unreleased version 1999) 5. The Butcher Strikes Back (Demo 1999) 6. Nailed to the Cross (Demo 2001) 7. Metal Discharge (Demo 2003)
BLOOD RED THRONE's upcoming mini-tour in Italy with GORGOROTH was cancelled last minute. No other than the usual promoter/venue problems were given. The mini-tour will be postponed to early 2004 and a Scandinavian tour is planned for early 2004 as well. Meanwhile the band has started working on their 3rd album, bearing the working-title "Altered Genesis". The band is now discussing several recording possibilities, one option being Nergal from BEHEMOTH as sound engineer/co-producer on the new album.
Morfeus and Nesmoth are working on the pre-production of the new DIMENSION F3H album, that the band is planning to record at the end of the year. Furthermore DIMENSION F3H will play live with WINDIR at John Dee in Oslo, Norway on the 26th of September.
IMPIOUS is very busy writing new material for their upcoming 4th album. About seven songs are written so far and in October the pre-production will kick off in Digizone Studio, owned by guitarist Valle Adzic. As for recording the real album Studio Mega is booked for February/March 2004. Some titles on the new album are Suicide Park, Beneath The Underworld, Death_Wish_Scar and Bloodspill Revelation. The band actually has a title for the album but will hold on to it just a little longer.
"We have begun to write new songs as well, it's a little early to say what they sound like but an early indication would seem they are extremely dark with an almost trancelike quality. Hopefully you'll get to hear them before 2005" according to PRIMORDIAL spokesman A.A. Nemtheanga.
Karmageddon Media is extremely proud to present PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Hereby label proudly announce the exclusive signing of PROJECT: FAILING FLESH for the European territories. PROJECT: FAILING FLESH consists of Timothy Gutierrez (instruments), former VOIVOD-vocalist Eric Forrest and Kevin 131 (instruments). The album "A Beautiful Sickness" was recorded and mixed at Assembly Line Studios in Vienna Virginia (USA) under supervision of producer Kevin 131. The release for "A Beautiful Sickness" is scheduled for December 1st on Karmageddon Media. Musically it's kind of industrial metal. For more information and soundclips of Project: Failing Flesh check the band's official website.
A brand new WOLVERINE track, titled "New Best Friends"' , has been posted online in MP3 format. "New Best Friends" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Cold Light Of Monday", tentatively due on November 17 through Elitist Records The complete track listing for "Cold Light Of Monday" is as follows:
01. Dawn 02. Sarah 03. New Best Friends' 04. Tightrope 05. Carousel 06. Trust 07. Pantomime 08. Red Canvas 09. Dusk 10. Tied With Sin 11. The Final Redemption
INCANTATION are searching for a session touring guitarist with the possibility of becoming a permanent member. The band are looking for "someone with talent, dedication, integrity, and the sincere commitment for the INCANTATION style of death metal. This means NO egos, rockstars, scumbags, backstabbers, ect. So if you think you've got what it takes to be a true metaller, contact John@Incantation.com' ."
Chicago doom metal act DEAD OF WINTER have announced the addition of ex-AVERNUS guitarist/current FLESHGRIND bassist James Genenz and ex-AVERNUS drummer William Hamning to the group's ranks. The band, who are currently writing material for a new demo, hope to secure a label deal in 2004 and release their debut album shortly thereafter. In the meantime, sample the song "In Vain" at the following location: http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/542/dead-of-winter.html'
Sweden's TIAMAT have finished filming the promotional video for their new single "Cain" with Revolver Film Company's (www.revolver.se) award-winning director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, WITHIN TEMPTATION, PASSENGER). "Cain", due on September 29 through Century Media Records, will contain a radio edit of the album opener, the straight, up-tempo rocker "Love In Chains", and an exclusive cover version of the old W.A.S.P. classic "Sleeping (In The Fire)" — all packaged in a nice digipak with cover artwork by mainman Johan Edlund himself. "Cain" comes off TIAMAT's eighth studio album, "Prey", due on October 27 through Century Media. The self-produced CD, which is being described as one of Edlund's most personal recorded statements to date, was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Although it is not a concept album, there is a strong unifying theme running through each of the 13 tracks. The complete track listing for "Prey" is as follows:
1. Cain 2. Ten Thousand Tentacles 3. Wings Of Heaven 4. Love In Chains 5. Divided 6. Carry Your Cross And I'll Carry Mine 7. Triple Cross 8. Light In Extension 9. Prey 10. The Garden Of Heathen 11. Clovenhoof 12. Nihil 13. The Pentagram
Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have confirmed the track listing for their upcoming live CD/DVD, "One Crimson Night", due on October 20 through Nuclear Blast. The CD/DVD will contain the entire concert from Lisebergshallen in Goteborg, Sweden on February 20, 2003, while the DVD will also include an "On The Road" documentary from the European part of "The Crimson Crusades", as well as the gold-album ceremony held on stage in Goteborg. The track listing for "One Crimson Night" is as follows:
01. Lore Of The Arcane 02. Riders Of The Storm 03. Heeding The Call 04. Stone Cold 05. Hero's Return 06. Legacy Of Kings 07. Bass Solo: Magnus Rosen 08. At The End Of The Rainbow 09. The Way Of The Warrior 10. The Unforgiving Blade 11. Glory To The Brave 12. Guitar Solo: Stefan Elmgren 13. Let The Hammer Fall 14. Renegade 15. Steel Meets Steel 16. Crimson Thunder 17. Templars Of Steel 18. Hearts On Fire 19. Hammerfall
Swedish melodic metallers NOSTRADAMEUS will be entering Roasting House studios in Malmo, Sweden on November 10 to begin recording their fourth album, due in early 2004 through Germany's AFM Records. NOSTRADAMEUS' last studio album, "The Third Prophecy", was released in January.
DESTRUCTION have shooted a new video for the song "Desecrators (of the new age)", taken from the upcoming album "Metal Discharge". It is available in different formats on band's official website at the following location : http://www.destruction.de/index.php?s_id=7&lang=en'