The swedish black metal band Marduk has announced they are finishing the recording of their new album called "Serpent Sermon". It will be released this spring, and a listening session has been sheduled in stockholm on february 11 for journalists. More informations to come...
The last album from the german power metal band Primal Fear, named "Unbreakable", is now fully available on streaming with MetalSucks. This one was released january 20 on Frontiers Records.
1. Unbreakable (Part 1) instrumental
3. Give Em Hell
4. Bad Guys Wear Black
5. And There Was Silence
6. Metal Nation
7. Where Angels Die
8. Unbreakable (Part 2)
9. Marching Again
10. Born Again
11. Blaze of Glory
Canadian Heavy Metal band 3 Inches Of Blood gave information on their new album. This one is called "Long live heavy metal" and will be released on march 26 in Europe an 27 in North America by Century Media. The album has been produced by Terry "Sho" Murray (City of Fire, Exhibitionists).
01. Metal Woman
02. My Sword Will Not Sleep
03. Leather Lord
04. Chief and the Blade
05. Dark Messenger
06. Look Out
07. 4000 Torches
08. Leave it on the Ice
09. Die for Gold (Upon the Boiling Sea IV)
10. Storming Juno
11. Men of Fortune
12. One for the Ditch
"Metal Alliance Tour 2012"
3/15/2012 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
3/16/2012 - New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
3/17/2012 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
3/18/2012 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos
3/20/2012 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
3/21/2012 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
3/22/2012 - Danvers, MA @ Palace Ballroom
3/23/2012 - Montreal, QC, Canada @ Le National
3/24/2012 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ Opera House
3/25/2012 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
3/26/2012 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
3/27/2012 - St. Paul, MN @ Station-4
3/28/2012 - Winnipeg, MB, Canada @ Garrick Centre
3/29/2012 - Regina, SK, Canada @ Riddell Centre
3/30/2012 - Edmonton, AB, Canada @ Edmonton Events Centre
3/31/2012 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Rickshaw Theater
4/1/2012 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/2/2012 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/5/2012 - Oakland, CA @ The Pound
4/6/2012 - Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
4/7/2012 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
4/8/2012 - Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
4/9/2012 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
4/10/2012 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
4/11/2012 - Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
4/13/2012 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
4/15/2012 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/16/2012 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
4/19/2012 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
4/20/2012 - Austin, TX @ Emo's East
4/21/2012 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Kirk Windstein, guitarist of Down, said the band would enter the studio at the end of the month. However, it will not be in order to write an album !
Indeed, the band will instead record four EPs, each with a different aspect: one rather heavy, another inclined to doom, etc..
The guitarist has justified this approach by explaining that today, no one wants to spend that much money in a CD as it's too expensive, and everyone prefers to download it for free. However, as an EP is cheaper than a CD, the guitarist hopes this will motivate the public to buy the EPs and not to download them !
As former bassist Rex Brown is no longer in the band, Patrick Bruderer (Crowbar) is now Down's bassist.
Polish death metallers Vader will release their new effort "Welcome To The Morbid Reich" on August 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows :
01. Ultima Thule
02. Return To The Morbid Reich
03. The Black Eye
04. Come And See My Sacrifice
05. Only Hell Knows
06. I Am Who Feasts Upon Your Soul
07. Don’t Rip The Beast’s Heart Out
08. I Had A Dream…
09. Lord Of Thorns
10. Decapitated Saints
11. They Are Coming
12. Black Velvet And Skulls Of Steel
Italian brutal/symphonic death metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse have revealed the cover artwork for their new album "Agony".
The band comments : “The album cover is about the eternal struggle of mankind; we’re condemned to live facing our evil side, which dwells in every one of us. We are like tied to the ground, forced in chains that can't be broken, so the man in the cover is representing all humanity and its eternal agony, knowing that it's almost impossible to liberate ourselves from the obscurity of our nature. Unless we decide to admit to ourselves who we are and face our doom, that would be the only way to free our kind and rise to an higher conscience, someday.”
Catch Fleshgod Apocalypse during the "Summer Slaughter Tour" :
Jul. 22 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
Jul. 23 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
Jul. 25 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Jul. 26 - Seattle, WA - King Cat Theatre
Jul. 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
Jul. 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Jul. 30 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
Jul. 31 - Scottsdale, AZ - The Venue Scottsdale
Aug. 02 - Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Aug. 04 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five
Aug. 05 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
Aug. 06 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Aug. 07 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Aug. 08 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Aug. 09 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
Aug. 10 - Montreal, QC – Olympia
Aug. 11 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Aug. 12 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Aug. 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts
Aug. 14 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Aug. 16 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Aug. 17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Aug. 19 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
Aug. 20 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Aug. 21 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium have set "One For Sorrow" as the title of their new effort, which will be released in October via Century Media. Video footage from the Fantom studios (in Tempere, Finland) can be viewed below.
Swedish power metallers Sabaton will release their first live album "World War Live: Battle Of The Baltic Sea" on August 5 via Nuclear Blast. The track list for the limited first edition 2CD/DVD is as follows :
Battle Of The Baltic Sea
(Live At Sabatoncruise, Dec. 2010):
01. The March To War (Intro)
02. Ghost Division
04. Aces In Exile
05. Cliffs Of Gallipoli
06. White Death
07. Swedish Pagans
10. The Art Of War
11. Attero Dominatus
12. The Price Of A Mile
13. Primo Victoria
14. Metal Medley
15. Dead Soliders Waltz (Outro)
World War Tour Live
(Recorded during World War Tour 2010):
01. Screaming Eagles
02. Coat Of Arms
03. Into The Fire
05. Final Solution
06. Back In Control
10. Panzer Battalion
11. Rise Of Evil
US melodic tech-death metallers World Under Blood will release their debut album "Tactical" on July 29 via Nuclear Blast. The track listing for the CD is as follows :
1. A God Among The Waste
2. Into The Arms Of Cruelty
4. Dead And Still In Pain
5. Purgatory Dormitory
6. Under The Autumn Low
7. I Can't Stand His Name
8. Revere's Tears (with intro)
9. Wake Up Dead (Megadeth cover song)
10. Alliance Or War (iTunes exclusive Malevolent Creation cover song)
US thrashers Warbringer have set "Worlds Torn Asunder" as the title for their new effort, which will be released in September via Century Media. The album was produced by Steve Evetts, who has previously worked with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sepultura, Symphony X ...
Frontman John Kevill comments : "With this record we were trying to do 2 things, to make something that progressed in new directions from our previous work, but also to keep all the speed and intensity at the forefront. I really think we've pulled that off with this record, we have a great and diverse batch of songs. Musically I think we have songs on this record that move forward from the styles of both our previous records, and some that go in completely new directions that the band has never done before. We are really excited to put this record out, we are really trying to raise the bar with this one."
1. Living Weapon
2. Shattered Like Glass
3. Wake Up... Destroy
4. Future Ages Gone
6. Treacherous Tongue
7. Echoes From The Void
8. Enemies of the State
9. Behind the Veils of Night
10. Demonic Ecstasy
Polish death metallers Vader will release their new effort "Welcome To The Morbid Reich" on August 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has revealed the cover artwork, created by Zbigniew Bielak who has previously worked with Destroyer 666 and Watain.
Battlecross will release their debut album "Pursuit of Honor" on August 2nd, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The artwork was created by Josh Schroeder, the band comments : "The album artwork for Pursuit of Honor was created by the same mastermind who co-produced, mixed, and mastered this album, Josh Schroeder. He made a few merch designs for us in the past and we knew we wanted him to create the album art as well, first of all to keep everything cohesive and relevant, also because we love his unique style and vision, and lastly because he knows us so well. We feel the artwork depicts a strong sense of power and aggression with a leader among warriors. The Pursuit of Honor refers to the ongoing battle within us and the struggle to overcome, to crush all obstacles, and prevail at all costs."
The track listing for the CD is as follows :
1. Pursuit of Honor
2. Push Pull Destroy
5. Man of Stone
6. Breaking You
9. Better Off Dead
The first single "Push Pull Destroy" can be streamed at this location.
Battlecross is :
Kyle ‘Gumby’ Gunther-Vocals
Progressive metallers Mastodon have revealed the title for their new effort : "The Hunter". The album was recorded at Doppler Studios in Atlanta with producer Mike Elizondo. In a recent interview, drummer Brann Dailor described the new album as "a little faster, heavier, crazier… It's all over the place."
Guitarist Bill Kelliher added : "It's a good representation of where we are. There's no 15-minute epic songs on there, but there's a lot of short bursts of energy going on."
We recorded, like, 15 or 16 songs. In a week we did all the drums and we spent the next two and a half, three weeks doing all the guitars and vocals. We did it pretty fast and it sounds great."
Trivium have set "In Waves" as the title of their new effort. The album was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida, produced and mixed by the team of Colin Richardson who has previously worked with Machine Head, Slipknot ... "In Waves" will be released on August 9 via Roadrunner records.
World Under Blood have revealed the cover art for their debut album "Tactical", which will be released on July 26 in North America. The artwork was created by artist Pär Olofsson who has previously worked with Immortal, The Faceless and Abysmal Dawn.
world Under Blood is :
Deron Miller – guitar, vocals (CKY)
Tim Yeung – drums (DIVINE HERESY, MORBID ANGEL, ex-HATE ETERNAL, ex-DECREPIT BIRTH)
Risha Eryavac – bass (ex-DECPREPIT BIRTH)
Luke Jaeger – guitar (SLEEP TERROR)
Swedish progressive metallers Opeth have revealed the cover artwork for their new effort "Heritage", which was created by artist Travis Smith. The album, produced by Opeth vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt, will be released on September 20 via Roadrunner Records.
The track listing for the CD is as follows :
02. The Devil's Orchard
03. I Feel The Dark
08. The Lines In My Hand
10. Marrow Of The Earth
A track by track commentary of Infestus' new album "E x I s t" and a full stream are available at this location.
"E x I s t" was released on May 19 via Debemur Morti Productions.
The track listing for the CD is as follows :
02. Down Spiral Depersonification
03. Darkness Blazing In The Flame Of Fire
04. Torn Observer
05. Mirror Mind Reality
06. Der Blick hinaus
07. Descend Direction Void
Iwrestledabearonce will release their new album "Ruining It For Everybody" on June 26 via Century Media Records. The band has revealed the cover artwork and the track listing, which is as follows :
1. Next Visible Delicious
2. You Know That Ain’t Them Dogs’ Real Voices
3. Deodorant Can’t Fix Ugly
4. This Head Music Makes My Eyes Rain
5. It Is “Bro” Isn’t It?
6. Gold Jacket, Green Jacket
7. Break It Down Camacho
8. Stay to the Right
9. I’m Gonna Shoot
10. Karate Nipples
11. Button It Up
Did you know ?
Bassist Deni Guenard of Burning Caskets almost became a member of Rotting, but declined due to distance. Years later, Deni joined Burning Caskets with now former Rotting vocalist Korey Arnold. - More info about Burning Caskets