Δευτέρα, 26 Ιουλίου 2010

HEAVEN SHALL BURN: Premieres “Combat” Music Video

German metal/hardcore fusionist, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, has teamed up with the human rights organization, Amnesty International Germany, to premiere the music video for the new song, “Combat”, taken from their June release, Invictus, which is now available on Century Media Records. The fully animated, politically charged video was done by Animaatiokopla from Finland:

source : siN's Metal News

Τρίτη, 20 Ιουλίου 2010

TARJA TURUNEN: Sophomore Release “What Lies Beneath” out August 31 in US

TARJA TURUNEN’s sophomore effort, What Lies Beneath, will be out on August 31, 2010. The first single, “Falling Awake” (featuring Jason Hook from Five Finger Death Punch) will be released August 17 as a limited edition 7″ through The Omega Order and available August 24 at all digital outlets . The track is backed with “The Good Die Young” -- a song from The Scorpions most recent album that features Tarja’s vocals. The video for “Falling Awake” was just released and can be viewed below.

Special guests on What Lies Beneath include Phil Labonte (All That Remains), Joe Satriani, Jason Hook (5 Finger Death Punch), Will Calhoun (Living Colour), Slovak National Symphony Orchestra and Choir and more.

source: siN's Metal News

Κυριακή, 18 Ιουλίου 2010

FEAR FACTORY: “Powershifter” Video

FEAR FACTORY has posted up their official video for “Powershifter”.

source: siN's Metal News

Παρασκευή, 16 Ιουλίου 2010

SEPTICFLESH: New Album Update

Greek extreme metallers SEPTICFLESH are hard at work on material for their new album, tentatively due in early 2011. The recording process is scheduled to begin in August at the band's own newly built Devasoundz studios in Athens. Once again the orchestral parts will be recorded in Prague under the guidance of Chris Antoniou (CHAOSTAR). This time, the band's effort "is bound to expand its dark and dreamy soundscapes and will be enhanced" by the mixing job of producer PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren (AMON AMARTH, MARDUK, THERION, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CELTIC FROST, IMMORTAL).

Commented SEPTICFLESH: "The creation of the 10 songs that will appear on the next album is approaching the final stage. The musical result can be described as a great mass of emotional death. One of the dominant elements of the album is the use of the characteristic guitar melodies of the band in a more intense and dramatic way. In combination with the orchestral parts that will surpass everything else that the band has done in the past, the sound resembles to a funeral concerto. Actually, it appears that the whole atmosphere of the album is one step closer to the depths of Hades… Also, as actually SEPTICFLESH is in the wider sense an artistic dark experiment, the nightmarish visual world of Seth Siro Anton that is part of this experiment is going to be expanded towards extremity in order to 'dress' fittingly the soundscapes and the new mysterious lyrical thematology."

Necroterror Records, the Cyprus-based underground record label and distributor which specializes in high-quality black metal releases mainly in the vinyl format, released the 12" LP/box version of SEPTICFLESH's latest album, "Communion". Limited to 350 copies, this vinyl release features all-new alternative cover artwork and layout to the CD version, created by Seth Siro Anton. A special edition gold vinyl boxed set is also available containing several unique extras.

For more information, go to this location.

SEPTICFLESH's "comeback" album, "Communion", was released in March 2008 via Season of Mist.
source: blabbermouth.net

Τρίτη, 13 Ιουλίου 2010

Iron Maiden ‘The Final Frontier’ Video Here!

Iron Maiden will release their forthcoming album, ‘The Final Frontier’, on August 15th. Check out the first video from the album below!

The Final Frontier - Director's Cut

Iron Maiden | MySpace Music Videos

Sonisphere Knebworth will take place from July 30th – August 1st and will feature performances from Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Alice Cooper, Motley Crue, The Cult, Iggy & The Stooges, Slayer, Anthrax, Placebo, Bring Me The Horizon, Fear Factory and Henry Rollins with more to be announced.
source www.metalhammer.co.uk

Δευτέρα, 12 Ιουλίου 2010

Dimmu Borgir reveal album cover

The artwork created for the new DIMMU BORGIR album Abrahadabra by German artist / painter / graphic designer Joachim Luetke (Arch Enemy, Kreator, Sopor Aeternus) can be viewed below.

The word "abrahadabra" (which roughly translates into "I will create as I speak") first publicly appeared in Chapter III of Liber AL vel Legis (commonly referred to as The Book of the Law) written by Aleister Crowley in Cairo, Egypt in 1904.

DIMMU BORGIR singer/songwriter Shagrath shares the following about the new album:

“After eleven months of total focus, dedication and professional team work, Darkness has been reborn. Some people have expressed their concern about the future of the band since the departure of some members of the clan. Let me assure you that things happen for a reason. The black flame burns brighter than ever before. With the mixture of our different musical preferences and the personalities involved, I will dare to say we have created a BEAST, the most detailed work to date out of our 17 years of existence. I know it’s too much of a cliché to brag when you have a done a new album, but to put it short and simple, it’s a fist in the face to all the doubters out there. Forward – Onward - March... ENTER THE SUPREME UNKNOWN.”

For the second time in the band’s career (i.e. 1996’s Stormblåst), a one-word album title breaks the tradition of a three-word album title for a new studio release dating back to DIMMU BORGIR’s 1994’s debut, For All Tid.

Guitarist/songwriter Silenoz has this to say on the topic:

"We knew there would be some big changes with this album in more than one way and since we've had the three word title tradition for many years now, we thought it'd make a lot of sense for us to move on from that. It has served its purpose. We are a band that's all about change and moving forward. An album title consisting of one word goes hand-in-hand with the new material - it describes both the musical and lyrical content in a more imaginary way, not to mention the unity and the everlasting flame which is DIMMU BORGIR. Expect the unexpected!"

When asked about the central figure in the artwork and who/what he’s supposed to represent, artist Joachim Luetke responds:

“I think that’s obvious. Since the whole ‘setting’ is located in an icy, bleak, winter-y, post-industrial era, we’re pretty close to H.P. Lovecraft’s nameless elder gods. They’re represented by the mask’s tentacles. In short: the mask/face personifies dominion of powers far beyond mankind. The nameless gods witnessed the birth of our universe and they’ll watch it implode. To them, the age of mankind is but a blink of an eye.”

Abrahadabra will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th.

source: The Gauntlet

PORCUPINE TREE: “Bonnie the Cat” Music Video

PORCUPINE TREE has their official video for “Bonnie the Cat” now live online:

Σάββατο, 10 Ιουλίου 2010

DISTURBED: 'Asylum' Track Listing Revealed

Chicago hard rockers DISTURBED will release their new album, "Asylum", on August 31 via Reprise Records. The CD will follow up the group's 2008 release, "Indestructible", their fourth million-seller in a row and third No. 1 album.

"Asylum" track listing:

01. Remnants
02. Asylum
03. The Infection
04. Warrior
05. Another Way To Die
06. Never Again
07. The Animal
08. Crucified
09. Serpentine
10. My Child
11. Sacrifice
12. Innocence

As with "Indestructible", DISTURBED self-produced "Asylum", which the band began writing in September 2009 and recording in February of this year. Frontman David Draiman describes it as "still identifiably DISTURBED, but showing more maturation. We feel this is one of the strongest bodies of work we've ever put together. It definitely goes in familiar areas, but with new levels of precision and skill."

Lyrically, Draiman says, the themes "range from very personal and introspective, to the political and provocative. What would you expect? No songs about puppy dogs or rainbows here."

"We want this record to be a shining example of how the years have made us stronger," Draiman says. "We want it to be an album that helps people get through their own trials and tribulations, as always."

The first single from "Asylum", "Another Way To Die" deals with some very timely subject matter, as Draiman told The Pulse of Radio. "Obviously it's referring to the global catastrophe that we know as global warming, and the effects that it continues to have on our planet, and our irresponsibility in doing what we do as a species, and our constant appetite, our constant consumption at all costs, you know, no matter what is destroyed, no matter what is laid to waste," he said. "And certainly what's happening in the Gulf now is, you know, horrific."

"Another Way To Die" went on sale at iTunes on June 15.

DISTURBED will hit the road ahead of the album's release, and will be anchoring this summer's new Uproar Tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD and STONE SOUR.
source: blabbermouth.net

Παρασκευή, 9 Ιουλίου 2010

NIGHTFALL: 'Astron Black' Video Teaser Available

A video teaser for "Astron Black And The Thirty Tyrants", the new album from reformed Greek metallers NIGHTFALL — featuring frontman and lyricist Efthimis Karadimas alongside Evan Hensley on guitar, Stathis Kassios on keyboards and Jörg Uken on drums — can be viewed below. The CD is scheduled for release on August 30 via Metal Blade Records. The cover artwork was created by Travis Smith.

"Astron Black And The Thirty Tyrants" was recorded at various places, including Soundlodge in Germany, where the bulk of the sessions took place. It was produced by Karadimas and Uken (who has previously worked with GOD DETHRONED, DEW-SCENTED and SINISTER). According to a press release, Jörg’s "experience behind the recording desk and his soul in recording both as the new drummer of the band is a great plus for the whole production and for everybody truly into metal drumming the… old classic metal way!"

"Astron Black And The Thirty Tyrants" will contain 12 tracks for a running time of 43 minutes.

Regarding the new CD title, the group previously stated, "Tyrants represent the punishment accrued from our own actions, the allegoric way. But what about the first part of the title, Astron Black?

"The Astron refers to the bearer of light, the sun, life itself and phos that allows no secret to remain hidden for ever, the hope, the hunter, the ray slashing the monotony of nothing, the effort to breathe to cry to understand to communicate and ultimately to create, the god, the gods, the man!

"The Black refers to the endless, the eternal warm nest either within us or far above, the mystery, the epitome of arcane that asks to be conquered and the challenge that cannot be regretted, the deep, the soul attractor and fears the force’s being made of, the vessel of creation, the goddess, the womb, the woman!

"Astron Black is a fiction persona in human like body shape. Moving throughout centuries, being inspired and eventually driven by its needs and wills, this beast-cum-beauty and vice versa creature moves violently in harmonious circles known as Time. That Aenaon creature symbolises the opposite natures in universe, the duality that characterises every form of life and action whose motion generates aural waves, inking the pages of collective subconscious chronicles."

NIGHTFALL’s seventh full-length album, "Lyssa: Rural Gods and Astonishing Punishments" was released in 2005 through Black Lotus Records.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/nightfallgr.

Πέμπτη, 8 Ιουλίου 2010

ANGELS OF BABYLON: Supergroup feat. Megadeth, Manowar Members

ANGELS OF BABYLON are here. This new amalgamation features former MANOWAR drummer Rhino, Arizona based power-metal vocalist David Fefolt, guitarist Ethan Brosh and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Their debut album Kingdom of Evil was released in Europe by Metal Heaven Records in January of 2010, and in Japan with Hydrant Music in May of 2010. ANGELS OF BABYLON recently signed with Burnhill Union Records, who will be releasing the record to the United States on July 27th, 2010. Kingdom of Evil is now remastered, and features three previously unreleased tracks.
source: siN's Metal News

Κυριακή, 4 Ιουλίου 2010

THERION: Album Artwork for “Sitra Ahra”

Οι Σουηδοί Therion, δημοσίευσαν το artwork, για το επερχόμενο album τους, "Sitra Ahra". Το φιλοτέχνησε ο Thomas Ewerhard (Hammerfall, Edguy, Avantasia).

Παρασκευή, 2 Ιουλίου 2010

OZZY - Official video for "Let me hear you scream" single

Το video για το "Let me hear you scream" του Ozzy Osbourne,μπορείτε να παρακολουθήσετε παρακάτω.

Ozzy: Wylde was drinking too much

Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he parted ways with longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde because it was becoming more and more difficult to be sober around someone who drank so heavily.

The Black Label Society star has been replaced by Gus G in Ozzy's touring line-up and now the rock legend has explained the real reason behind his decision to end his long professional relationship with Wylde.

Osbourne tells Guitar World magazine, "Zakk came in at the beginning of the new one (record), but he was still drinking. When you're drunk and somebody else is drinking, it's OK, but when you're sober and somebody's blabbering away in your ear, it ain't. I mean, Zakk's a great player and I love him. I love his playing. But in the end, it came to the point that I had to get another guitarist.

"It was hard for me to be around someone who is actively drinking. I heard he's not drinking anymore. I don't know if that's true or not.

"I love his playing; he's one of the greats. But it was the drink getting the better of him. I couldn't watch him die. In one sick respect, it was good for me to see, because that's what I was like, and worse. Believe me, if I started drinking now you'd think, 'F**k, this is b**locks! I've got to get out of here.'

That's how I felt around Zakk toward the end."

But the Brit insists he and Wylde are still good friends.

He says, "We're like family."

source: the gauntlet

All Ends sign with Nuclear Blast!

Congratulations to Nuclear Blast and All ends with their new signing! Swedish alternative rock / metal act ALL ENDS have just agreed a contract with the mighty N.B. records for a potential album release later in the year.

Markus Jakob of the label said "After a more than successful start with both their EP "Wasting Life", the self titled debut album and a bombastic tour with EDGUY, the ALL ENDS saga continues at Nuclear Blast! We're stoked to work with such ambitioned and talented musicians that deliver a unique blend of alternative rock and metal such as ALL ENDS do! Despite their band name we feel that this is only the beginning - there are higher things to come for this band!"

Congrats and we look forward to your future offerings!

source: www.errorizer.com

Πέμπτη, 1 Ιουλίου 2010


Schecter Guitars has uploaded the first two in a series of video lessons (see below) featuring guitarist Dave Nassie of Orange County, California's BLEEDING THROUGH. He says, "I am very excited to work with such an amazing company." He adds, "If you are interested in lessons and live in the L.A. or Orange County surrounding areas, please hit me up at dnassie@yahoo.com. My web site is almost done and soon I will be giving web lessons as well."

BLEEDING THROUGH's new self-titled album, sold around 3,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 143 on The Billboard 200 chart.

BLEEDING THROUGH's last album, "Declaration" (2008), opened with 6,000 units to land at No. 101.

Released on April 13 via the Portland, Oregon-based independent record label Rise Records, "Bleeding Through" was recorded at Planet Z Studios in Hadley, Massachusetts with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with MUNICIPAL WASTE, AGNOSTIC FRONT and HATEBREED, among others.

BLEEDING THROUGH vocalist Brandan Schieppati recently offered a track-by-track breakdown of the band's new CD to the readers of Alternative Press. Check it out at this location.

source: blabbermouth.net