Pompei Nights unveil “Midnight Mistress” single artwork

December 16th, 2010
by EvilG
Pompei Nights

Pompei Nights

Pompei Nights have unveiled the artwork for the promo single “Midnight Mistress” from their upcoming debut album. The single contain two tracks, recorded and mixed by Martin Sweet (Crashdïet): “Midnight Mistress” and “I Want It”.

The artwork can be seen below and the two songs can be listened on Street Symphonies Records YouTube Channel.

Pompei Nights’s debut album is gonna be released in the beginning of next year through Street Symphonies Records.

“Midnight Mistress”:

“I Want It”:

www.streetsymphonies.com

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“GLORIOUS TIMES” DEATH METAL BOOK

December 16th, 2010
by EvilG
Glorious Times

Glorious Times

Glorious Times revised edition now in print!

After MUCH tenuous effort, we are extremely proud to announce that our revised and extended edition of ‘Glorious Times’ is AVAILABLE NOW!

This is not a history book, not a book like any other music book. These are the memories from those involved in the early days of the scene in their own words. The memories THEY chose to tell.

Bigger and better than before! 160 pages of massively rare and mostly unseen photographs, tied together with sentiment and reflections from the very people who lived the era – the GLORIOUS TIMES. We refused to conform to the publishers who wanted every band’s story (written in THEIR words) rewritten by a third party. We refused to take out our rare pics and insert promo line-up shots as the publishers wanted. Instead we sought out other photographers from the old days and found even more never before seen pictures. At the same time we also sought out a few more bands to make this version even better. We now have added 11 bands with stories from such legends as Ron Sumners (Slaughter), Scott Peterson (Cryptic Slaughter), Eric Meyer and Jim Durkin (Dark Angel), Joe Caper (Righteous Pigs), Brian Lehfeldt and Shann Mortimer (Wehrmacht), Ross Dolan (Immolation) and also Rob Urbinati and Scott Watts (Sacrifice) among others. Included too are pictures from the personal collections of Ron Sumners, Scott Peterson, Brian Lehfeldt, Ross Dolan and a bunch of others.

In addition to the new bands every old layout has been redone using industry standard software and formats so this time there are no skewed pics, no typos, etc. Many of the original layouts that were redone also include additional never before seen pictures. The Hellwitch section also includes a new story from Jim Nickles and the Unseen Terror section includes a new story from Mick Harris.

Bands featured : Acheron, Autopsy, Baphomet, Brutality, Cannibal Corpse, Cryptic Slaughter, Dark Angel, Death, Deceased, Deicide, Derketa, Disharmonic Orchestra, Exmortis, Groovy Aardvark, Hellwitch, Hideous Mangleus, Immolation, Impetigo, Incantation, Incubus, Insanity, Lethal Aggression, Malevolent Creation, Massacre,Massappeal, Master, Morbid Angel, Napalm Death, Nocturnus, Nokturnel,Nuclear Death, Overthrow, Paineater, Possessed, Prime Evil, Revenant, Righteous Pigs, Ripping Corpse, Sacrifice, Sepultura, Slaughter, Soothsayer,Terrorain, Tirant Sin, Unseen Terror, Vomit, Wehrmacht and Where’s ThePope?

Glorious Times can be purchased directly through us, for ordering info send an email to glorioustimesdeathbook@gmail.com and/or check out any of our sites:
www.myspace.com/glorioustimesdeathbook
www.facebook.com/pages/Glorious-Times/280760555286
www.pioneeringglorioustimes.blogspot.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0gMXanqurk

Glorious Times can also be purchased through any of these fine distributors:

Bowel Of Noise Records – Greece
CM Distro   – USA
FOAD Records – Italy
Goodlife Records – Belgium
Hells Headbangers – USA
Horror Records – Denmark
Missing Link – Australia
Nekrogoat Heresy Productions – Portugal
Nokturnel Eclipse – USA
Nuclear Winter Records – Greece
Record Boy – Japan
The End Records – USA
20 Buck Spin – USA
Witches’ Tone Records – Germany


www.myspace.com/glorioustimesdeathbook

www.facebook.com/pages/Glorious-Times/280760555286

www.pioneeringglorioustimes.blogspot.com

glorioustimesdeathbook@gmail.com

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DEADLOCK UNVEILS ALBUM ART AND TRACK LIST FOR ‘BIZARRO WORLD’

December 16th, 2010
by EvilG
Deadlock - Bizarro World

Deadlock - Bizarro World

New full-length to hit stores this March on Lifeforce Records

GERMANY – Germany’s melodic heavy metal outfit, Deadlock, has revealed the track list and cover art for the forthcoming full-length, Bizarro World. The veteran metal act’s fifth studio album, and fourth Lifeforce Records release, will hit stores on March 15th.

The track list for Bizarro World is…

1. Virus Jones

2. State Of Decay

3. Falling Skywards

4. Earthlings

5. You Left Me Dead

6. Brutal Romance

7. Alienation

8. Renegade

9. Htrae

10. Bizarro World

11. Paranoia Extravaganza

Bizarro World was produced by Deadlock guitarist, Sebastian Reichl, at Slaughter’s Palace studios this fall.

The limited edition (digipak) and digital version of the album will contain two remixes as bonus tracks.

On Bizarro World, Deadlock has designed an interpretation of a world built up on extremes and antitheses. The album is based on the concept of “Bizarro”, which originated in DC Comics in the early 1960s, and represents a weirdly mutilated version of anything. However, contrary to the concept of a world stigmatizing perfection, sonically, Bizarro World strives for the opposite.

Deadlock’s sound can be described as a combination of opposed elements, such as sharp guitar-assaults, pop and dance quotations, orchestral profundity, gruffly growls, and beautiful clean vocals. With Bizarro World, the band seeks to improve on what they already did so well in the past, while and offering a wider, self-assured view on symphonic and brutal metal, based on a progressive approach.

Over their previous Lifeforce offerings, Earth.Revolt (2005), Wolves (2007) and Manifesto (2008), Deadlock has accentuated the signature of their metal sound, which hovers somewhere in between beauty and darkness, with increasing relevance. The band has toured in support of such accredited acts as Lacuna Coil, All That Remains, Sonic Syndicate, Dark Tranquillity, Caliban, and Heaven Shall Burn within the past two years.

Stay tuned for more information on Deadlock and Bizarro World.

Deadlock is…

Johannes Prem – vocals

Sabine Weniger – vocals

Sebastian Reichl – guitar, keyboards

Gert Rymen – guitar

John Gahlert – bass

Tobias Graf – drums

Deadlock online…

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VOLTURE “SHOCKING ITS PREY” EXCLUSIVE STREAM ANNOUNCED

December 16th, 2010
by EvilG

HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS in conjunction with APOCH’S METAL REVIEW are pleased to offer an exclusive stream of VOLTURE’s Shocking Its Prey, the six track debut which will be unleashed worldwide on CD January 25th 2011 and on limited edition Mini-LP February 15th.

Listen to the full exclusive stream of VOLTURE Shocking It’s Prey here: http://www.apochs.net

With the humblest beginnings the seeds for VOLTURE were first laid in November 2008. Inspired by a mutual interest in obscure NWOBHM and early European heavy metal VOLTURE was born when friends Ryan Waste (of MUNICIPAL WASTE) and Nick Poulos over a few beers agreed to channel those mutual interests into a fully realized project. With Ryan and Nick, respectively, on bass and guitar they were soon joined by vocalist Brent Hubbard and drummer Barry Cover, who had previously worked with Ryan in 2003 in a band called IMMORTAL AVENGER. Throughout 2009, a demanding tour schedule with their other bands left the members of VOLTURE with minimal time to practice. In January 2010 the four piece entered a small studio in Ryan’s neighborhood to lay down the tracks for Shocking Its Prey, sans any modern studio trickery solely relying on capturing VOLTURE’s natural ability to unleash raw, unedited heavy metal fury.

Upon putting the finishing touches on Shocking Its Prey, VOLTURE welcomed to its ranks guitarist Dave Boyd, known for his work with heavy metal stalwarts TWISTED TOWER DIRE. With the line up in place and forthcoming mini lp, work on creating its own iconography begun by envisioning VOLTURE as an electric bird made of steel, shocking its prey to an untimely demise came into focus.  This vision was brought to life by artist Sean McGrath and perfected in paint by the great Andrei Bouzikov, all under the direction of Ryan. With all of the creative pieces in place VOLTURE came to the attention of New York’s purveyors of steel, HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS, whom will release Shocking Its Prey in all of its glory world wide on January 25th, 2011.

With tour plans and a full length album on the horizon, the future is bright for VOLTURE as they shock the music world back to life with their brand of true heavy metal!

Listen to VOLTURE at http://www.volture.us

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CHRISTOPHER LEE GUESTS ON RHAPSODY OF FIRE’S THE COLD EMBRACE OF FEAR

December 16th, 2010
by EvilG
RHAPSODY OF FIRE 'The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony'

RHAPSODY OF FIRE 'The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony'

Italian composer, guitarist, producer and teacher Luca Turilli comments on Sir Christopher Lee’s guest appearance as narrator on The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony, scheduled for release in North America on January 25th, 2011.

“We couldn’t imagine releasing something like this without his fundamental participation.  Sir Lee is one member of RHAPSODY OF FIRE’s family.  We love him not only as an actor but also as a man.  Because of his great and majestic personality, he surely has the aura of a king of the ancient times.”

Produced by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli, the tracklisting for The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony is as follows:

Act I: The Pass Of Nair-Kaan

Act II: Dark Mystic Vision

Act III: The Ancient Fires Of Har-Kuun

Act IV: The Betrayal

Act V: Neve Rosso Sangue

Act VI: Erian’s Lost Secrets

Act VII: The Angels’ Dark Revelation

RHAPSODY OF FIRE’s latest full-length studio album, The Frozen Tears Of Angels, was mixed and mastered by Sascha Paeth (EDGUY, AVANTASIA, EPICA) and debuted on the following international album charts following their European release: Italy #31; Germany #33; Switzerland #39; Japan #41; Austria #58 and Belgium #96.

View the video for “Sea Of Fate” here.

RHAPSODY OF FIRE are: Luca Turilli on guitar, Alex Staropoli on keyboards, Fabio Lione on vocals, Patrice Guers on bass, Dominique Leurquin on guitar, and Alex Holzwarth on drums.

Visit RHAPSODY OF FIRE online at www.RHAPSODYOFFIRE.com, www.myspace.com/RHAPSODYOFFIRE, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Visit Luca Turilli online at www.LUCATURILLI.com, www.epic-metal.com/DREAMQUEST2006/, and www.NEOCLASSICALREVELATION.com

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MAGICIAN parts ways with vocalist

December 16th, 2010
by EvilG

MAGICIAN parts ways with vocalists – Brazilian power metallers MAGICIAN announced the departure of vocalist Dan Rubin, who also left Scelerata. Actually the band is working with a new vocalist which should be announced soon, along with information regarding the band’ schedule for 2011.

About the departure, they said: “We thank Dan for all these years of work and dedication. We wish him success on his new projects.”

Magician released its debut album, “Tales of the Magician”, in Japan in the end of 2007 by Soundholic, and in the following year in Brazil, Europe and North America, by Die Hard Records, Dockyard 1 and Locomotive.

Magician Links:
www.magician.com.br
www.myspace.com/magicianband

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METALSUCKS ANNOUNCES “NYC SUCKS” A FREE DIGITAL COMPILATION FEATURING THE BEST OF NYC’S METAL BANDS

December 16th, 2010
by EvilG

NYC sucks Vol1

NYC sucks Vol1

INCLUDING KRALLICE, HULL, EAST OF THE WALL, BLACK ANVIL, TOMBS, MADE OUT OF BABIES, GOES CUBE, THE BINARY CODE AND MORE

NYC’s metal scene is literally exploding at the seams. There are so many great local bands playing shows on a regular basis that on any given night you’ve got to make some pretty hard choices about where to get your headbang on. We try and highlight some of our favorite local bands on MetalSucks from time to time, but frankly it’s just not possible to keep up; seemingly every month there’s another fantastic band that’s as good or better than any number of “signed” acts from around the U.S. or the world, only they’re not that well-known outside of our city’s borders.

That’s something we hope to change with our brand new compilation, NYC Sucks. Volume 1, containing 14 songs by as many bands, will be released on January 18th, and Volume 2, containing 13, will be released on February 22nd. We’ve included a few smaller signed bands that we feel are an integral part of the scene, but for the most part all the acts on these compilations are not signed. Both compilations will be available for download right here on MetalSucks, will contain high-quality 320kbps MP3s, and will include a PDF of digital liner notes with information about all the bands. And because the whole point of this thing is to spread the word of all the great bands we have around here, both volumes will be available completely for free. Send ‘em to your friends, put them up on torrent sites, submit them to .rar Mediafire blogs… just spread the friggin’ music by any means necessary.

Volume 1: (Jan 18)
1. East of the Wall
2. Made out of Babies
3. Tiger Flowers
4. Black Anvil
5. Naam
6. Batillus
7. Meek is Murder
8. The Binary Code
9. Castevet
10. Hung
11. Wizardry
12. Pyrrhon
13. Mutant Supremacy
14. Incendiary

Volume 2: (Feb 22)
1. Wetnurse
2. Tombs
3. Moth Eater
4. Hull
5. The Austerity Program
6. Defeatist
7. Goes Cube
8. Krallice
9. Empyreon
10. Abacinate
11. ikillya
12. Atakke
13. The Ghost in Black and White

The covers were designed by the very talented Jesse Zuretti.
More info:
http://www.metalsucks.net/2010/12/15/announcing-nyc-sucks-a-free-compilation-featuring-the-best-of-new-york-citys-metal-scene/

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Cradle Of Filth – Dani Filth answers fans questions plus Paul Allender chats live online

December 16th, 2010
by EvilG
Cradle of Filth reveals artwork for 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa'

Cradle of Filth - 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa'

Following the release of their new album Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, Cradle Of Filth are currently on tour in South America playing dates in Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Before they set off Dani Filth was filmed answering some of the questions that were sent in by fans to Peaceville last month. The answers were split into two parts and both are now available on the album’s mini-site.

In addition to this Paul Allender from the band will be available for another live web chat at 8pm (UK time) on 23rd December after they return from the tour. The band are back on tour in the New Year with dates in El Salvador and Mexico followed by a full tour of the US and Canada (full details here).

The live web chat with Paul will stream on the Peaceville Records Livestream channel (www.livestream.com/peaceville) and fans will be able to submit questions using their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

This is the second in a series of chats that Paul will be participating in. The first, which took place last month, lasted for almost two hours and topics of conversation included everything from the band’s plans, the album’s recording process and the guitar he uses to his favourite movies, other bands he admires and his tattoos.

Metal Hammer have described Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa as:

“Yet another sumptuous and spectacular eruption of gothic melodrama, perverted sonic schlock and balls-out extreme metal bombast… a dazzling and dastardly display of destructive devilry.”

And Rocksound have stated that the album has:

“a masterful control over the multi-faceted Cradle of Filth sound; brutal vocal gymnastics, skull-rattling double-kicks, symphonic flourishes, dramatic narrative and balls-out axe-slinging all make their presence known, but in a manner which routinely serves to bolster the coherency of the greater whole…this fucking slays.” 9/10

For more details go to www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth

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MASSIVE SLAVERY Release Official Video for “Humanity’s Last Hope”

December 16th, 2010
by EvilG
MASSIVE SLAVERY "Global Enslavement"

MASSIVE SLAVERY "Global Enslavement"

MAPLE METAL RECORDS are proud to release the Official Video to MASSIVE SLAVERY’s breakthrough track in “Humanity’s Last Hope”; taken from their debut album Global Enslavement, released last summer.

The video was lensed in their hometown of Rouyn-Noranda in Northern Quebec by Chad Archibald and Philip Carrer of Black Fawn Films, Cambridge (Canada). Black Fawn Films are responsible for the most recent Blue Felix and Baptized In Blood videos.

Jon ‘The Prof’, frontman for MASSIVE SLAVERY recounts the day of the shoot: “It was just an insane experience, even if I nearly killed myself on the first scene, hahaha. ( I fell from a rock cliff on a pile of big rocks right on my back and arm). I still have bruises from it, but when I see this video produced by Chad it was definitely worth it!”

View the video below:

For more info on Massive Slavery:

www.reverbnation.com/massiveslavery

www.myspace.com/massiveslavery

www.reverbnation.com/label/maplemetalrecords

www.myspace.com/maplemetal

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Two shows for Kamelot fall 2011 tour ANNOUNCED; Rhapsody of Fire Vocalist to Fill In!

December 16th, 2010
by EvilG
KAMELOT - Poetry For The Poisoned

KAMELOT - Poetry For The Poisoned

Kamelot are announcing 2 shows as part of what will be a full US tour!
Aug 30 at the Grammercy Theater in New York City

and

Sept 2 at the Club Soda in Montreal , Quebec Canada

Kamelot will offer a special VIP ticket for these show.  This wil  include a pre show meet/greet and an autographed poster commemorating the show both shows go onsale today exclusively through Enterthevault.com.

Unfortunately, we have been informed that, due to continuing medical and personal issues, Roy Khan will not be able to finish the remaining touring in support of Kamelot’s album, “Poetry for the Poisoned”.  However, we are pleased to announce that metal icon Fabio Lione lead singer of Rhapsody of Fire will be joining the tour and handling the lead vocal duties. There will also be guest vocal appearances throughout the tour by Simone Simons (Epica), Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder), and many more surprise guests throughout this very special and rare tour.

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER’s ‘Jingle Balls’

December 16th, 2010
by EvilG
UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER's 'Jingle Balls'

UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER's 'Jingle Balls'

Former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider recently recorded a Christmas song for the biggest European music and merchandise mailorder company EMP. Laid down at DocMaKlang studio in Osnabrück, Germany, the track “Jingle Balls” was written by various staff members of EMP and is a new interpretation of the Christmas song “Jingle Bells” and the ACCEPT anthem “Balls To The Wall”.

“Jingle Balls” has now been released under the band name EVIL DISPOSITION and is available from Musicload and Amazon. All proceeds will be donated to PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals).

U.D.O. will partner with EMP for a special promotion surrounding the release of the band’s next album, “Rev-Raptor”, which is tentatively due in May 2011. This special collaboration will consist of a countdown on EMP’s web site an entire week before the CD’s release, including a message from Udo and advance snippets of each of the songs from the new album.

The release date of “Rev-Raptor” was pushed back by a few months as a result of back problems experienced by guitarist Stefan Kaufmann, the same issue that forced him to quit playing drums for ACCEPT back in the day. Stefan recently received medical treatment for this condition and had recovered enough to have played with the band on November 6 at the Rock Antenne festival at Schwabenhalle in Augsburg.

As previously reported, 17 new songs were written for “Rev-Raptor”, with 11 of them set to appear on the final product.

U.D.O.’s last album, “Dominator”, entered the official chart in Germany at position No. 27. This marked the highest German chart entry in U.D.O.’s history.

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MOTÖRHEAD – Lemmy Documentary: First Round Of US Screenings Announced

December 16th, 2010
by EvilG
Lemmy - Movie Poster

Lemmy - Movie Poster

The already-larger-than-life MOTÖRHEAD mainman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister is headed to the big screen this winter, as the acclaimed new documentary Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch (Damage Case Films/Megaforce) is confirmed for theatrical bookings around the country. The first round of screenings to be announced include:

New York City (Cinema Village, opening January 28)

Austin (The Draft House Downtown, January 14-21)

Seattle (Film Forum, February 4-10)

Portland, OR (Clinton St. Theater, January 14-21)

Atlanta (The Plaza Theatre, opening January 14)

More cities will be announced soon.

Critics around the world can’t get enough of Lemmy. The film won the Best Documentary prize at the In Edit Film Festival in Santiago, Chile last weekend, and it’s been a major hit at dozens of other international festivals, including screenings in France, England, Germany, Spain, Australia, The Netherlands, and South Korea. Currently in theaters in the UK, Lemmy has recently sold out screenings in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo, where it was rated by one firm as the second most popular film in theaters last weekend.

The DVD, a-two disc set packed with more than four hours of bonus features, will be released February 15 and will be available for digital download and on Blu-ray. Filmed over more than three years, and directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, “Lemmy” features appearances by artists spanning the musical spectrum, from METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE and SLASH to Peter Hook (NEW ORDER, JOY DIVISION), Mick Jones (THE CLASH) and Jarvis Cocker.

Official trailers for Lemmy can be viewed below:

Lemmy will be released in the UK, Germany, France and Scandinavia on DVD by Entertainment One on January 24, 2011.

Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski spent three years following Kilmister around the globe – from his Hollywood home to the hockey arenas of Russia.

Hailed as a godfather of heavy metal, 64-year-old Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister has established himself as the living embodiment of rock and roll over the past four decades. After stints with popular Mersey beat band THE ROCKIN’ VICKERS and influential psychedelic rockers HAWKWIND, and even a brief time spent as a member of JIMI HENDRIX’ road crew, Lemmy formed Motörhead in 1975.

Going on to record such influential metal classics as ‘Overkill’, ‘Ace of Spades’ and ‘Bomber’, the Grammy Award-winning Motörhead and Kilmister’s fusion of punk and metal registered a major influence on such bands as METALLICA, GUNS N’ ROSES and NIRVANA.

2010 marks the 35th anniversary of the birth of Motörhead, which features Kilmister, guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee.

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – “The Cold” Licensed To Nuclear Blast Germany

December 16th, 2010
by EvilG
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM - THE COLD

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM - THE COLD

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have licensed their new album, The Cold, to Nuclear Blast Records in Germany who will handle distribution and marketing for the album in Europe, Japan and Australia.

Following the news that for the first time in 14 years, guitarists Michael Gilbert and Ed Carlson will be performing together on Flotsam And Jetsam’s upcoming Mexican dates, it has now been announced that guitarist Mark Simpson will be leaving the band after 13 years. His statement reads as follows:

“I’ve decided to leave the band. No bad blood at all, of course. Those guys are my brothers, nothing will ever change that and I will continue to support them always. I’m ridiculously happy The Cold is doing so well in the press and with the fans but I’m just taking this moment to move on and try something new. It’s as simple as that. Thanks to everyone that I’ve had a chance to work with and a huge thank you to all the passionate and loyal fans that I had the honor to meet over the years. Buy The Cold! Flots out.”

Flotsam And Jetsam will be performing in Mexico City on January 15th and 16th at Club Caradura.

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OMNIUM GATHERUM – New Album Details

December 16th, 2010
by EvilG

Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM will release their fifth album, New World Shadows, via Lifeforce Records on the following dates:

Germany/Austria/Switzerland – February 4th
Sweden/Finland/Hungary – February 9th
Rest Of Europe – February 7th
North America – March 1st

New World Shadows was recorded at Astia Studio 2 in Lappeenranta and OmG Studio in Karhula, Finland with Teemu Aalto, and was mixed and mastered at Unisound Studio in Örebro, Sweden by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, OPETH, KATATONIA, DISSECTION, HAIL OF BULLETS, BLOODBATH).

The new album includes clean vocals from Dan Swanö, “growling screams” from Niilo Sevänen (INSOMNIUM) and “punishing organs” from Mikko “Monni” Reinamo (KAIHORO/WOLFTRAP).

Regarding the material for the bands forthcoming CD, the band remarked recently: “This time we really put a lot of time and effort on the pre-production of the stuff. It’s going to be an epic and massive attack of ever-flowing stream of Finnish melodic death metal, straight from the souls of black.”

Singer Jukka Pelkonen adds: “This is the album I’ve been wanting to do for years. Here it is, the OG’s musical evolution and career of 15 years in metal and this album surely is finally the musical diamond what we were starting to chase once we started this band, finally every piece of the puzzle are here and the notes on the right places! This is northern death metal without limitations, really melodic and intelligent but still aggressive while quoting lines from prog to even AOR and no less than having also my teenage idol sir Dan Swanö himself singing some stuff here, like we say it – this is adult oriented death metal in it’s most epic, melodic and purest form!”

New World Shadows tracklisting:

‘Everfields’
‘Ego’
‘New World Shadows’
‘Soul Journeys’
‘Nova Flame’
‘An Infinite Mind’
‘Watcher Of The Skies’
‘The Distance’
‘Deep Cold’

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NEW GRAVE DIGGER DVD – “The clans are still marching”

December 16th, 2010
by EvilG

Hello Fans,

tomorrow evening, we’ll reveal the cover artwork of the upcoming DVD “The Clans are still marching”, containing our anniversary show at Wacken 2010.

In addition to this, the first official clip of the DVD “Rebellion feat. Hansi Kürsch und Van Canto” can be watched on YouTube here:

The DVD will be released by Napalm Records March 4th 2011.

And there will even be one more surprise we’ll present to you at December 23rd this year….

Metal On
Chris, Jens, Axel, Stefan and HP

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