November 25th 2005
Zao released their first DVD called
The Lesser Lights Of Heaven. This double DVD was brought out by Ferret Music. The first
disc contains a documentary directed by former MTV producer Ryan J. Downey, plus an
hour of deleted scenes and the video for The Rising End. The second disc has two full live
sets plus fourteen songs from over the years.
Further news from Zao is that they are working on a new album, the
follow-up to The Funeral Of God. The band will enter the Electrical Audio studio in
January with Steve Albini (Nirvana, Neurosis, The Pixies).
The Germany label MTM
Music has signed hard rock all star band Liberty n' Justice. This American band was formed in 1991 by Justin
Murr and Patrick Marchand. MTM Music will release the follow-up to Welcome To The
Revolution that came out last year. The next album is called Soundtrack Of A Soul and is
scheduled for release in February 2006. This record will feature contributions from Ez
Gomér (Jet Circus), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Jamie Rowe (Guardian, Adriangale), Josh
Kramer (Saint), Scott Wenzel (Whitecross), Tony Harnell (TNT), Ted Poley (Danger Danger),
Mike Lee (Barren Cross), Mikkey Dee (Motörhead), Tim Gaines (formerly of Stryper) and
filmed their show at the Paladino's last sunday for the band's upcoming DVD release.
HM Magazine reports that Rivel
Records have a new band called 7days. This is a Swedish metal band formed by former
Candlemass singer Thomas Vikström and guitarist Markus Sigfridsson. Look for their debut
Paramæcium has started
working on a new album.
Saint finished mastering their live
CD. They hope to have it in their hands in early December.
The Norwegian black metal band Arvinger is early with their Christmas
gift. You can download the track Til Evig Tid for free!
November 18th 2005
Anberlin will be
shooting a video for Paperthyin Hymn in early december. The will be working with director
Josh Graham (Dillinger Escape Plan, Underoath).
November 11th 2005
Lightmare has almost finished the
recordings of their new album with singer Timon Schreiber. Special guest on the CD will be
Josh Kramer (of Saint).
In early 2006 Tourniquet will release a new DVD.
This DVD will feature their show at Bobfest 2005. The concert was filmed by four cameras
and it includes songs like The Tomb Of Gilgamesh and Skeezix Part II. You can expect old
favorites and tracks from the Where Moth And Rust Destroy album.
Girder Records will be re-releasing
the First Strike album from Stryken. This album will also include the 12" single
Surprise. First Strike was originally released in 1986 through Chrystal Records. Release
date is tentatively scheduled for sometime in late 2005 or early 2006.
Demon Hunter's new album The
Triptych reached #1 in Billboard's Heatseekers chart this week. The band's third album
debuted at #136 in the album chart.
Inked In Blood
recorded a cover of I Just Died In Your Arms from Cutting Crew. This happened during the
recording session of their album Lay Waste The Poets. You can listen to the cover on Inked
In Blood's Purevolume
In January Transfigural Form
will release a new album. Tentative title for this record is Destroyed. It will contain
twelve death metal songs.
You can now listen to a new song off
The Chariot's new Unsung EP. The EP hits stores on December 6th and will feature 4
re-recorded songs from Everything Is Alive... and two brand new songs.
November 4th 2005
The Finnish band Dust Eater Dogs is working on a
new album. It's still unsure when this one will be out, but it may happen next year. They
are writing new songs that are, according to the band, dirtier than Christina Aquilera and
more metal than a U.S. fullarmor tank.
In September 2005
the French band Space In Your
Face entered the studio to record their second album called Emosphère. This happened
with producer Daniel Laurent at the Bagdad Studios in Lausanne, Switzerland. The album
comes out on November 25th.
release their first album for Tooth & Nail Records on February 7th. The record is
called Everyone Is Out To Get Us.
On November 15th P.O.D. will release a limited
edition of The Warriors EP Volume 2. This EP will give you an idea of the new album
Testify that will be out in January 2006. There are only 40,000 copies available for this
EP. In their 13 year career POD has sold over 7 million records. The first single for
Testify is Goodbye For Now.
12 Stones have been hard at work
writing songs for their upcoming third album.
In 2006 Stryper will embark on a so-called
Church Tour. This means they will do an acoustic-style of show in churches across the USA.
Stryper is promoting their new album Reborn.
October 28th 2005
started the pre-production for their second full-length album with Jonas Olsson. They are
working on ten songs. In December Callistao will enter the studio. Expect the album out in
the first half of 2006.
Bombworks Records have signed
the British doom metal band My Silent Wake. My Silent Wake is fronted by Ian Arkley, formerly of
Seventh Angel and Ashen Mortality. Bombwork Records will release a CD with six or seven
new long songs, plus the two tracks from the demo the band released independently. The
record will be out in early 2006.
Century Sleeper, another band from Ian Arkley, will release their album
Awaken in November through Cold Fusion. The album will contain twelve songs and will weigh
in at over seventy minutes in duration.
Solid State Records is about to
release Kiss It Goodbye, the farewell DVD of Beloved. This band split up earlier this year. The DVD features
their farewell concert on January 14th 2005.
The title for the new album from Blissed, is Corrosion.
The band is currently looking for labels. They hope to have the album out in late 2005 or
early 2006. Some of the songs on Corrosion are: Superhero, Monster and Betrayal.
Dead Poetic will
be working with Aaron Sprinkle again for the recording of their next album. Sprinkle also
produced the successful album New Medicines.
You can view the video for Glass
Half Nothing from Nodes Of Ranvier on Launch.com.
Blood & Ink Records will release a vinyl version of the new No Innocent Victim album To Burn Again. This vinyl
pressing will be avaible from November 22nd.
On December 2nd and 3rd the Christmas Rock Night will take
place in Germany. On this festival the band Petra will do their final show on German
grounds. After 33 years and over 10 million records sold, they will split up. Other bands
that you can see on the Christmas Rock Night, are: Disciple, Kutless, Blindside, Paul
Colman, Spoken, Roper, Krystal Meyers, Kids in the Way, House of Heroes, Life in Your Way,
Seekers Planet, Titus, Wonderland, Adrian Thompson, Make up your mind, Crushead, Claas P
Jambor, D-Projekt, Capewalk, Arson, Waiting for Steve, Ambergrain and Today Forever. The
pre-sale tickets cost 32 euro per day and 55 euro for a two-day combi-ticket. The festival
takes place in Haus Ennepetal, Ennepetal (50 kilometer from Düsseldorf), Germany.
October 21st 2005
Veni Domine has almost finished
their new album. They are still working on the artwork. The band is also looking for the
right record deal.
Seventh Avenue is working on
their new album. This will be a concept album. Eight songs are already written.
From Purevolume.com you can
listen to a new song from Demon Hunter. The track is called The Science Of Lies and it's
one of the songs on the new album The Triptych that will be out on October 25th.
On Purevolume.com you can
also listen to a song from August Burns Red. Their album Thrill Seeker will be out on
November 8th. The song you can listen to is Too Late For Roses.
Also Facedown Records is offering
new music on Purevolume. Their band No Innocent Victim will release their album To Burn Again on November
8th. On the same day you can expect Lay Waste The Poets from Inked In Blood and The
Path We Tread from xLooking
The Swiss metal band Detonation have a new line-up. After
the departure of Toni Kaelin, the band found replacement in bassist Daniel Marti and
guitarist Sven Bernleithner. Detonation wants to celebrate their comeback with a show on
Element Of Rock 2006.
The Dutch symphonic doom metal
band Morphia is looking for new
personnel. Guitarist Roger Koedoot and bassist Erik van Tulder have both decided to leave
the band. As singer Jasper Pieterson will take over the bass duties, the band is still
looking for a guitarist.
Next year The Awakening will release their new
album. Right now you can download the song Some Heroes from their website. This song is a
previously unreleased track which was recorded between The Fourth Seal Of Zeen and
The Beyond the Mountain Festival
is cancelled! This event was supposed to take place on November 5th. The festival is
cancelled as the main investor didn't fullfil his commitment and the bands Barren Cross,
Sacred Warrior and Deliverance had to cancel their shows.
October 14th 2005
Royal Anguish has finished the main
recordings for their upcoming full-length which will be released in 2006 by Fear Dark. The
CD will span 15 tracks and be nearly 50 minutes in length.
Opposition Of One has started
working on new songs for their next album. This will be the follow-up to the successful In
The Line Of Change album. Expect the new record in early 2006.
Sympathy is turning from a
one-man-band into a real formation. Dharok has found two members of his band: Jeff Lewis
and Jim Austin. Jeff Lewis is known for his work on the Relentless album of Mortification.
Jim Austin will be drumming for Sympathy. Austin was part of Into Eternity.
Mortification is still working
on their new album Erasing The Goblin. This will be a death metal CD with fast and slow
material. Soundmass will also release the Grind Planets video on DVD. This DVD will
include 8 professional film clips from the 1991-1992 era, a full live concert from 1992
and some other footage.
You can listen to new material
from Brain:FAQ on their Purevolume website.A release
party for this new album will be on November 4th in Chemnitz, Germany. Starting with the
release, Brain:FAQ will continue under the moniker of Saphena. The title of their CD is Das Leben Wird Zu Glas.
Project 86 is doing well with their
new album ...And The Rest Will Follow. The record sold over 8,000 copies in the first week
and entered at #131 on the Billboard Top 200 list. This is the highest debut in the
history of the band.
Rob Rock will film and record his first live DVD in March 2006 in
The Brazilian band Shaphal hopes to finally
record their new CD in November. The new songs will be heavier than the tracks on the
Satanic Operations EP.
The rock band Petra will do their final Dutch
concert on December 4th. The previous day the band of John Schlitt can be seen in Germany
at the Christmas Rock Night.
From November 3rd
through 6th the Nordic Fest will
take place in Oslo, Norway. The line-up on Thursday 3rd is: Silent Vanquish, Frosthardr
and Zeenon. On Friday 4th: Aspiration, Sacrificium, Grand Lux, Drottnar, Ram-Zet. And on
Saturday 5th you can see the following bands: Implacable, Minas Tirith, Crimson Thorn,
Divinefire, She Said Destroy and Crimson Moonlight.
October 7th 2005
Hawk Nelson released a deluxe version
of their album Letters To The President on Tooth & Nail Records. This special edition features four bonus
songs, bonus videos, a letter from the band and more.
August Burns Red is
a new band on Solid State
Records. They were formed in March 2003. Their first album is Thrill Seeker and will
be released on November 8th. The record was produced by Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch
Engage). You can listen to the song Your Little Suburbia Is In Ruins on Purevolume.com.
Roxx Records will be releasing a
DVD of their Up From The Ashes festival. Unfortunately, the DVD will not contain live
footage from Holy Soldier. However, there are plans to add old videos of the band to the
DVD. Only a 1,000 copies of the DVD will be released.
Tooth & Nail
Records will release the Happy Christmas Volume 4 CD on October 25th. This compilation
album will contain new and unreleased songs from Aaron Gillespie (Underoath) with Kenny
Vasoli (The Starting Line), Anberlin, Hawk Nelson, Spoken, Relient K and more.