May 26th 2006
Define The Great
Line is the new album from Underoath.
It'll come out on June 20th. On Monday, however, the first song will air on PureVolume.com, starting
at 11.59 PM EST/8.59 PM PST (Tuesday , 5.59 AM CET).
Magnitude 9 are writing
their new CD. The band hopes to record it this year. According to keyboardist Joe Glean,
the album might get done by the end of this year. But it's more likely to be a 2007
Saint released their new album The
Threshold are currently working on material for a new studio album.
They hope to start recording this summer.
Anberlin will be recording their next
record within a couple of weeks.
Balance Of Power is working on
a new album. Tentative title for this new effort is Whispers In The Hurricane. Some of the
songs that will appear on the record are: Beware The Children, The Last Riots and
You can listen to a
song from the next Kekal album. The
song is called Isolated and you can stream it from Myspace.com. The track is only available until July 2006.
The new album Space
Between from Crushead will appear on
In Finland the new Callisto album is out. The disc is
called Noir and it contains eight tracks, including: Wormwood, Latterday Saint, Pathos and
Woven Hands. You can listen to two of the songs on MySpace.com. News about
the international release of Noir will follow.
On the website of Seventh Avenue you can now watch
their video for Future Tale (56.43 MB).
The South African
band The Awakening has inked a
deal with Massacre Records.
Through this German company they will release their new album Razor Burn. Expect this
record to be out in September!
Fort Knox Amsterdam will release an EP
this summer. The disc will probably contain eight songs. Title of the EP is Wake Up.
The new Pillar album will see the light of
day in October.
Bombworks Records released
tracks from the three new bands on their roster. You can download songs from Adiastasia,
Azmaveth and Tortured Conscience on the downloads page. Also a track from The Souls Unrest
was recently added.
The new release from
Blissed titled Corrosive is now
available online and will be available in stores May 20th. Interestingly, the band
filmed a music video for their first single Superhero, but also five more music videos!
The filming schedule took the band through 19 locations in 5 cities! A second
filming schedule will take care of the remaining songs. In other words, every track on the
CD Corrosive will have a music video! There are also plans to tour relentlessly in support
of the new album.
Bombworks Records announced
the signing of three bands. The first band is Adiastasia from Brazil. This band plays
power metal in the vein of bands like Helloween and Gamma Ray. Their debut album will be
entitled Life War and will contain eleven tracks. Another Latin American band that joined
the Bombworks Records roster, is Azmaveth from Puerto Rico. They play a combination of
death, black, and thrash metal with their Hispanic roots. Their debut album is Strong As
Death and it contains thirteen tracks. And the third band is the Californian death metal
band Tortured Conscience. This formation released several demos over the years. Now they
will be releasing their first full length album Every Knee Shall Bow. One of the tracks on
this disc is a cover version of Crucify, originally from Bloodgood.
The Norwegian band Drottnar released Welterwerk, their
debut full-length album.
Transfigural Form released all
their songs on the internet. They are free to download!
have just finished recording their new album.
On MetalBlade.de you can see the
videoclip for the song The Darkest Nights from As I Lay Dying.
April 28th 2006
The new album from Evanescence will be entitled The
Open Door. This record will be released on October 3rd. The Open Door was recorded in Los
Angeles at The Record Plant with producer Dave Fortman. Singer Amy Lee: "The making
of this record has been really intense, but I've come out feeling purified. I've grown so
much since Fallen, and Terry (Balsamo, guitarist) is the perfect writing partner -- I feel
like I've been lifted up to a whole new level of inspiration and possibilities. After all
the things we've seen over the past couple of years, beautiful and tragic, in the end I'm
really grateful. It has made us create music I could not be more in love with."
April 21st 2006
Blissed is about to release their new
album. Title of the disc is Corrosive and it will see the light of day next month! Blissed
will also shoot two videos.
Michael Sweet will release a new
solo album. This record is called Him and it will be out on August 1st.
Eden In Ruins and
Transfigural Form have new internet pages up, with all songs and everything you ever
wanted! Check it all out here.
On May 3rd Pillar will be playing a show in
Knoxville, Tennessee. This show will be recorded and will be released in some form later
on this year.
Whitecross has started writing
music for a new album. Word has it that it's relatively heavy. Whitecross is now also on Purevolume. You can listen
to the re-recorded songs Enough Is Enough and Signs Of The End.
You can also listen to material
from Underoath. This formation
will release their new album Define The Great Line on June 20th. On Purevolume you can get a
taste of what you can expect from Underoath.
April 14th 2006
Bombworks Records will release
the new Angel 7 album Black And
White. Angel 7 is a Ukranian band, also known as 7th Angel (not to be messed up with
Seventh Angel, the former British band). Angel 7 plays a mix of speedy technical power
metal and death metal. Expect Black And White in summer 2006.
Anberlin has sold over 100,000 albums
of their latest album Never Take Friendship Personal!
The Swedish hardcore
punk band Soapbox have a new
album out. The record is called This Fragile Journey.
Pillar is still busy working on
their new album. Singer Rob recorded vocals for enough songs to release a record, but the
band will do some more. Currently Pillar is getting ready for the Warriors II tour with
POD, The Chariot and Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster. The band will play two of their new
songs on this tour.
April 7th 2006
Crushead is currently recording their
new album for Gerth Media. There will be twelve songs on the record, including a cover
version of a song from Bride and the video to their song Yes! The album is recorded in
Stuttgart at the Tin Roof Studio by Tobias Kurrle who also worked on the previous album.
The mix will be done by Klaus Scharff and Ralph Quick (H-Blockx, Subway To Sally). Expect
the record out on June 30th.
Stairway is currently talking
with a few labels for the release of their new album. The CD will be called The Other Side
Of Midnight and they hope to have it out as soon as possible!
Guideline Records is planning
to release a DVD, but are in need of live footage. If you have videotaped any liveshow of
a Guideline band in the past couple of month, get in touch with the label, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Norwegian black
metal band Drottnar will finally
release their new CD on Endtime Production. Expect this disc out in late April/early May.
Also the Norwegian
black metallers of Frosthardr are
up to something! They will enter the studio this year for possibly a full-length!
Tourniquet is waking up from a long
hibernation period. They are in the final editing phase of the Live At Bobfest DVD.
Drummer Ted Kirkpatrick finished up writing songs for the next album as well. Tourniquet
also announced a new live date. And more will follow.
40% is done of the
next Rick Ray album. Expect another
progressive rock highlight.
The Finnish metal
band Venia is working hard on new
songs. They hope to release a full-length album in 2007.
The guys in Sacrificium are busier than ever. As
a band they are working on collecting ideas and riffs for some new songs. The
members in the band are also participating with other bands. Singer Claudio joined
Massacre Records band My Darkest Hate as their new vocalist. Guitarist Oliver started
playing in a band called Sorted, who plays hardcore/alternative stuff. And bassist Samuel
is in a formation called Karsten In Flames (grunge/rock/punk/alternative).
Jan Wisselink, formerly of Crestfall and Melisend, is working on a death metal project.
For this project he's looking for someone who is able to deliver vocals and is willing to
write lyrics. Musically the project is late eighties/early nineties styled death metal.
You can download some material at Soundclick. Are you interested? Mail Jan at: email@example.com.
Some news about the Silent Planet Fest. This
American prog festival only has a capacity of 500 attendees! So, be quick with buying your
tickets for this event. For every advance ticket sold, you will get a free Silent Planet
CD Sampler as well.
The Silent Planet
Fest will be held on Saturday June 10th, at Hughesville Camp, 199 Race Street,
Hughesville, Pennsylvania, USA. The bands on the roster are: Jacob's Dream, Blissed,
Rivera/Bomma, Orphan Project, Revelation Project and Trinity FSG. There will also be
appearances from Phoenix and Madmen & Dreamers. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25
at the gate.
Today Forever announced they will
be touring Europe with Alove For Enemies in August. If you want to book a show, contact Avocado Booking.