Polish progressive rock/metal band MOONLIGHT has had the release date of its new album, "Integrated in the System of Guilt", pushed back to November 27 from the previously announced November 6 (via Metal Mind Productions). The CD was recorded in August at the Fonoplastykon studio with engineer Marcin Bors and marks the group's first release with new drummer Krzysztof "Bialy" Medrala (BODY MIND RELATION).
Commented guitarist Andrzej Kutys: "The album is heavy and powerful but also lyrical, psychedelic and disco-like; it is full of noises as well as beautiful melodies. The songs interleave, thus creating a musical whole. Also, you are in for a big surprise as, for the first time in the band's history, we have a guest on the album! Adam Sypula from CTRL-ALT-DEL joined Maja on vocals in one track. In our opinion, it is the best MOONLIGHT album."
"Integrated in the System of Guilt" track listing: 01. Slice 02. Recovering 03. Come With Me 04. Noom 05. For Better Days 06. Not My Politics 07. Reset 08. Redrum
MOONLIGHT's current lineup: Maja Konarska - Vocals Andrzej Kutys - Guitar Michal Podciechowski - Bass Guitar Kuba Maciejewski - Keyboards Krzysztof Medrala – Drums
Long-running Italian metallers WHITE SKULL will release their new album, "The Ring of the Ancients", on October 20 via Dragonheart Records. The follow-up to 2004's "The XIII Skull" was recorded at Remaster Studio in Vicenza and is said to be a concept album about Celtic history and culture.
"The Ring of the Ancients" track listing: 01. Ninth Night 02. Guardians 03. Head Hunters 04. The Ring of the Ancients 05. Half Moon Path 06. From The Mist 07. Ogam (Mystic writings on the Stone) 08. After the Battle (...Bottle) 09. King with the Silver Hand 10. Valhalla 11. Marching to Alesia 12. Tuatha De Danaan Bonus track: 13. Ninth Night (video clip)
"The Ring of the Ancients" is WHITE SKULL's first album for Dragonheart following the group's split with Frontiers Records
AMOK, the Norwegian death metal quartet featuring Lava (TAAKE, ex-AETERNUS) on guitar, Necrocum (MYSTICUM, ABORYM) on vocals, Iscariah (NECROPHAGIA, ex-IMMORTAL, WURDULAK) on bass and Stanley on drums, has made two songs from its debut album, "Necrospiritual Deathcore", available for streaming via the media player at its official web site, www.nekro.info. The CD, which features guest appearences by Taipan (ORCUSTUS), U. Hoest (TAAKE) and Fabban Malfeitor (ABORYM), was issued via the newly formed label Planet Satan Revolution.
"Necrospiritual Deathcore" track-listing: 1.Necropsy Cunt 2.Geitehelvete 3.Channelling Black Horns 4.Effective Mass-Torture 5.Organ Ejaculator 6.Providentialism 7.Postapokalyptisk Korstog 8.Goatflesh Removal (Corpus Christi) 9.Goatflesh Removal (Memento Mori) 10.Goatflesh Removal (Gloria In Excelsis Deo)
Norwegian melodic metal band ENSLAVEMENT OF BEAUTY has had a change of heart and will carry on despite a previous announcement that the group was about to split. ENSLAVEMENT OF BEAUTY's new album will be titled "Mere Contemplations" and will contain 10 tracks of the band's unique melodic metal. The CD will be released via the Norwegian independent label INRI Unlimited. Three songs are now available for streaming at the group's official MySpace page' .
CRADLE OF FILTH's video for the new song "Temptation" can be viewed at this location' . The track comes off "Thornography", which is scheduled for release on October 17 through Roadrunner Records. An e-card for the CD can be accessed here.
BEYOND FEAR's video for the song "And... You Will Die" has been posted online at this location' (Real Media). The track comes off the group's self-titled debut album, which came out in May via SPV Records.
A "sneak peek" at the video for IRON MAIDEN's "Different World", the new single from the band's "A Matter of Life and Death" album, has been posted online at this location' (Windows Media). The "stunning" promotional clip full of animated action-packed adventure was directed by Howard Greenhalgh.
The cover artwork for DRAGONLAND's fourth album, "Astronomy", has been posted online at this location. Created by art wizard Niklas Sundin (who has previously worked with ARCH ENEMY, IN FLAMES, and DARK TRANQUILLITY, among others), it "reflects the astronomical theme of the album, with Copernicus surrounded by astronomical instruments and symbols which represent mankinds delving into the utterly dark vistas and the Cyclopean stars, which has been the focal point of awe for millenia and has not only lead to scientific endavours but also baffling myths and foreboading astrology," according to the band.
"Astronomy" is scheduled for release on November 13 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Starfall" was recorded at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR) in Gothenburg with producer Fredrik Nordström.
"Astronomy" final track listing: 01. Supernova (5:09) 02. Cassiopeia (4:06) 03. Contact (4:25) 04. Astronomy (3:20) 05. Antimatter (3:00) 06. The Book of Shadows part IV: The Scrolls of Geometria Divina (4:04) 07. Beethoven's Nightmare (6:11) 08. Too Late for Sorrow (3:36) 09. Direction: Perfection (4:29) 10. The Old House on the Hill Chapter I: A Death in the Family (4:30) 11. The Old House on the Hill Chapter II: The Thing in the Cellar (3:07) 12. The Old House on the Hill Chapter III: The Ring of Edward Waldon (6:17)
Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS has unveiled the cover artwork (created by Jan Yrlund) for its fifth album, "Existentia", tentatively due in January 2007 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Soundsuite Studio in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes and includes contributions from French female singer Emmanuelle Zoldan and Norwegian keyboard master Bernt Moen.
"Existentia" track listing: 01. Deceptive Mirrors 02. My Comfort 03. Venom Inside My Veins 04. Decadence Becomes Me 05. She Weaves Shadows 06. The Closing Walls 07. Empty Room 08. Poisonous Tongues 09. As It Penetrates 10. Shades Of Yesterday
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Former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen is continuing work on her new Christmas album, entitled "Henkäys Ikuisuudesta" (Breath From Heaven). The CD, which includes selections from JOHN LENNON and ABBA, is scheduled for release in Finland, Argentina and through the webshop at Turunen's official web site on November 8. A single, "You Would Have Loved This", will precede the album on October 11.
SKITLIV, the new doom/black metal project of former MAYHEM vocalist Maniac, has posted two songs on its official MySpace' page. The first, "Densetsu" (the Japanese for "legend") is a rehearsal track, while the second, "Valley Below", is a rough mix, with drums and additional guitars still to be added.
SKITLIV will be working on the new album "Humanity Has Lost All Pride" until the end of the year and is currently actively looking for a label. The band also plans to tour towards the latter half of 2007. As previously reported, Maniac is also collaborating (vocals and lyrics) with Daniel Jansson on some tracks for the new DEADWOOD album, scheduled for release on the U.K.'s Cold Spring label in early 2007 (email@example.com).
SKITLIV lineup: Maniac (Norway): Vocals, Noise and Guitars Trish (Canada): Drums Ingvar (Iceland): Guitar Peter (Sweden): Bass
As previously reported, UK prog-metal act THRESHOLD are currently in the studio working on a new album. They have issued the following progress report:
"Threshold have started recording the follow-up to their 2004 album Subsurface at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey, England. Much of the drums, guitars and keyboards have now been recorded, with Mac's vocals due to be recorded at the beginning of October.
No title has been announced for the album, but the song titles are as follows: 'Slipstream', 'This Is Your Life', 'Elusive', 'Disappear', 'Fighting For Breath', 'Hollow', 'Safe To Fly', 'One Degree Down', 'Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams'.
Recording is expected to be complete in November, with a release planned for early in 2007."
As reported earlier on METALEATER, both SINNER and PRIMAL FEAR will appear together for the first time on the same stage on the same night on October 7 at H20 in Reichenbach (near Stuttgart), Germany. You can vote for the songs that will be included in the band's setlist here' .
SUSPERIA, the Norwegian band featuring former members of DIMMU BORGIR and SATYRICON, entered StrandStudio in Oslo, Norway at the beginning of August to start work on their fourth studio album, the follow up to 2004's acclaimed release "Unlimited". The band is once again working with Marius Strand, who previously assisted SUSPERIA on 2005's Norwegian Top 20 hit, the "Devil May Care" EP. Recording is expected to be completed by the end of September. SUSPERIA then head out on a short tour in October before returning to Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden in November to complete the final mix with Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, SOILWORK). A release is planned for early 2007 through the Tabu label in Europe and Candlelight Records in the USA. No name for the album has been announced yet, but songtitles revealed so far are "More" (which SUSPERIA performed at this year's Inferno Festival in Norway), "Cut From Stone", "Distant Memory" and "The Clone". The band has added a further date to those previously announced. They will perform at the Motstoy Festival in Notodden, Norway on Friday, October 6
Finnish band EMBRAZE shot a video for the song "The One" this past weekend with director Marko Siekkinen. The track comes off the group's latest effort, "The Last Embrace", which entered the album chart in Finland at position No. 29.
Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE will release a new single, "Always the Pretenders", on October 11. The track listing is as follows:
01. Always The Pretenders (Radio Edit) 02. Always The Pretenders (Album Version) 03. Flames (Live at B.B. King in New York City) 04. Superstitious (Live at B.B. King in New York City)
Check out the single artwork at this location.
As previously reported, EUROPE will release its new album, "Secret Society", in Japan on November 18 via JVC/Victor Entertainment Inc. The CD will be issued in Europe on October 27. A U.S. release date has not yet been announced.
THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the band's official web site:
"We're happy to announce that the recordings [for the new THERION album] have been finished and that the mix of the album is in progress. We estimate to have the album done by the end of the month and the release is scheduled for January 16th"
German melodic black metal band SYCRONOMICA have completed work on their second album, "Gate", due on November 17 via Armageddon Music. The CD was recorded at Hellion Studios in Munich.
"Gate" track listing:
01. Preludium II 02. Beyond The Gate Of Light 03. Für Die Ewigkeit 04. In The Distance... 05. Von Ende und Anfang 06. To The Rivers End 07. Farewell Olden World 08. Unleashed From Ancient Chains 09. Nachtwanderung 10. The Nightly Forces
Century Media have posted a new DREAM EVIL track, entitled "Fire! Battle! In Metal!", online here. The track comes from the band's new album, "United" [view cover], scheduled to be released through the label on these dates:
October 13: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux October 16: UK, France, Spain, Denmark, Norway, rest of Europe October 18: Finland, Sweden, Hungary October 20: Italy October 31: North America
Here is the complete track listing for the album:
01. Fire! Battle! In Metal! 02. United 03. Blind Evil 04. Evilution 05. Let Me Out 06. Higher On Fire 07. Kingdom At War 08. Love Is Blind 09. Falling 10. Back From The Dead 11. Doomlord 12. My Number One
Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have entered Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki to begin recording their fourth album. The band is currently working on 11 as-yet-untitled original tracks and two cover songs which will be included as bonus tracks on special-edition versions of the new album.
Several video clips of SUPERNOVA members Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Jason Newsted (VOIVOD, ex-METALLICA) and Gilby Clarke (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) recording the group's debut album have been posted online at their official web site.
Finnish metallers PAIN CONFESSOR will enter Fantom Studios in late 2006/early 2007 with Samu Oittinen to record their third album, tentatively due March 2007. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Dreamcrusher", "Second Sun", "Without Redemption - Without Remorse" and "Ne Plus Ultra". According to a posting on the group's web site, "the forthcoming album will be the heaviest and most brutal PAIN CONFESSOR album yet."
img src="/webzine/img/news/warrel.jpg"align='left'>NEVERMORE's September 12, 2006 concert at the Zeche club in Bochum, Germany — which was scheduled to be filmed for an upcoming DVD — was cancelled after singer Warrel Dane was taken ill (allegedly with a virus infection) and had to be hospitalized. No further information is currently available
Finnish dark/black metallers SHADE EMPIRE will release their second album, "Intoxicate O.S.", on October 23 via Dynamic Arts Records. The CD, which was issued in Finland in May, was recorded at Studio Perkele January-March 2006 and was produced and mixed by S. Jämsén. Mastering duties were handled by Minerva Pappi at Finnvox Studios.
"Intoxicate O.S." (view artwork at this location) track listing:
01. Slitwrist Ecstasy 02. Bloodstar 03. Chemical God 04. Rat In A Maze 05. Soulslayers 06. The Silver Fix 07. Embrace The Gods Of Suffering 08. Ravine 09. Hatefeast
Check out audio samples at this location.
A video for "Chemical God" was recently directed by Ari Reinikainen
SINNER — the German band featuring PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner, his FEAR bandmate Tom Naumann (guitars), Frank Rössler (keyboards), METALIUM's Matte Lange (guitars) and former PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling — has entered Leon studio near Stuttgart with the engineering team of Achim Köhler and Samson Geiger to begin recording its new album, entitled "Mask of Sanity", for a January 19, 2007 release through MTM Music. Check out pictures from the studio .at this location.'
British metallers MY DYING BRIDE will release their new album, "A Line of Deathless Kings", on October 9 via Peaceville/Snapper. The LP, which was recorded at at Academy Studios and was mixed at Chapel Studios, will also be made available as a special edition and as a limited double-vinyl release. A single, entitled "Deeper Down", will be released September 18.
The follow-up to 2004's "Songs of Darkness, Words of Light", "A Line of Deathless Kings" (view cover artwork at this location) will contain the following track listing:
01. To Remain Tombless (6:06) 02. L'Amour Detruit (9:08) 03. I Cannot Be Loved (7:04) 04. And I Walk With Them (6:37) 05. Thy Raven Wings (5:22) 06. Love's Intolerable Pain (6:14) 07. One of Beauty's Daughters (5:40) 08. Deeper Down (6:28) 09. The Blood, The Wine, The Roses (8:21)