Friday July 28th 2006
Virgin Black will release their
three new albums separately. The first album to be released is in fact the second album of
their trilogy: Requiem - Mezzo Forte. This disc will be followed by Requiem - Fortissimo.
And the first album of the series will be the final one to come out: Requiem - Pianissimo.
The parade of albums will begin first thing in the new year.
Kekal's new album will be called The
Habit Of Fire. The album has eleven tracks and runs for over 70 minutes. The band is
currently negotiating with a couple of record labels. Hopefully the new album will be
released before the end of the year.
Bombworks Records released the
Sleeper album Awaken. This record is a unique collaboration between Ian Arkley of My
Silent Wake and James Allin of Visionaire. Expect gothic death and doom.
Another new release
on Bombworks Records comes from the Ukraine: Angel 7. Their new album Black And White mixes power metal riffing
with death and black metal.
You can listen to
the new Dogwood song A Cause, A Plan,
An Execution at Indie Vision.
Evanescence new single for the next
record is Call Me When You're Sober. This is one of the tracks on the new album The Open
Door. Other tracks on the album are: Sweet Sacrifice, Weight of the World, Lithium, Cloud
Nine, Snow White Queen, Lacrymosa, Like You, Lose Control, The Only One, Your Star, All
That I'm Living For, Good Enough.
The next Bride album is called Skin For Skin.
According to the band it's heavy metal with a little hard rock thrown in.
July 21st 2006
Fear Dark is downsizing their mailorder service. In the past few years
Fear Dark increased the number of hard music items that they sell through an e-mail
service. However, they've decided to focus more on their record company. The mailorder
service will not stop entirely though. In the future you can still get releases from a
selected few labels, like Rivel Records, Facedown Records, Strikefirst Records and Endtime
July 14th 2006
and their soprano Fionnghuala have parted ways. After being with the band for four years
she decided to focus more on her other musical projects. Slechtvalk have decided to play
no concerts for some time to put their full attention to the new songs they're working on.
Fort Knox Amsterdam
will be playing the Reactor Tent at the Flevo Festival. They're working hard to get their
new EP out in time for the festival. This EP is called Wake Up and will have eight songs.
There are also plans to record a music video in the next few months to promote the EP.
The German death metal band Sacrificium is working on new songs. According to guitarist Oliver
Tesch the stuff they have so far sounds pretty good. Sacrificium is also looking forward
to their show at the Flevo Festival. It will be their first live event in The Netherlands
for some time.
The Finnish metal band Venia
is in the middle of pre-producing new songs.
Tooth & Nail Records and Solid State Records offer over thirty songs
on PureVolume as a One
Dark Summer exclusive digital sampler. You can download songs from Tooth & Nail
and Solid State artists. Read more about this on the Tooth
& Nail website.
Showbread is releasing a new album
called Age Of Reptiles. This record will be out on August 1st. You can listen to a new
song on Purevolume.
The new Dead Poetic
album Vices will be out on October 31st. You can listen to the new song Narcotic on Purevolume.
July 7th 2006
Finally, Stryper will release a DVD of their
concert in Puerto Rico in 2004. Greatest Hits - Live in Puerto Rico is a release that will
only be available through the Stryper website. It will be shipped, starting on August
21st. The running time is approximately 100 minutes. The DVD features Stryper with the
original line-up, including Tim Gaines on bass. The songs on Greatest Hits - Live in
Puerto Rico are: Sing Along Song, Makes Me Wanna Sing, Calling On You, Free, More
Than a Man, Caught in the Middle, You Won't Be Lonely, Reach Out, Loud and Clear,
The Way, Soldiers Under Command, To Hell With the Devil, Honestly, Winter Wonderland.
Stryper singer Michael Sweet will release his new
solo album HIM on August 1st.
This month MCM Music will release the new Mortification album Erasing The
Goblin in Europe.
June 30th 2006
Pillar has almost finished their
next album. The songs are now getting mixed by David Bendeth (As I Lay Dying, Hawthorne
Heights). The album will have thirteen tracks and is called The Reckoning. Expect this CD
out on October 3rd. You can listen to the new song Everything on Purevolume.com.
Before the release
of The Reckoning, Pillar will bring out an EP called Nothing Comes For Free. The EP will
feature an early mix of Everything, four live performance recordings, plus two previously
unreleased songs: Our Escape and Dangerous. The release will be limited to only 10,000
copies. You can get this CD on Pillar shows and on their website.
Circus Dawn is about to release
their new album Between The Lines Of Gray. Youngside Records will bring this record out on July 4th.
The German rock band
Crushead just released their third
album, entitled Space Between.
Death metal band
Quejidos Del Seol from Puerto Rico got their first album out called Eternidad. On the
you can listen to two songs from the CD.
Anberlin is going to record another
album. Currently they have twenty songs, but they still have to decide what songs will
make it to the record.
There's a new
webzine called Mauce. This is a Dutch
initiative with metal news, CD reviews and much more. Mauce also has a Dutch metal
musicians database. So, if you play an instrument and would like to look for possibilities
to play in a band, it may be worth your while to pay Mauce a visit.
June 23rd 2006
Crimson Moonlight signed with Endtime Productions. To
celebrate this, the band will release an EP with two new tracks and a re-recorded classic
from the early days of the band.
Divinefire have their new album Into
A New Dimension mixed now. The record will come out on September 23rd in Japan. The rest
of the world has to wait for late November.
The German hardcore
band Pistis In Him Alone has
decided to call it quits. At the end of July (Moshfest, in Nürnberg) and the beginning of
August (Freakstock festival) they will pla their farewell shows. At the moment Pistis
I.H.A. is recording their last new songs and will be presenting those by mid July as a
free online release. Don't miss that!
Gothic metal band Illuminandi is working on their
new EP Hymn Of All Creation. On their myspace page you can get a first impression of the CD. And from the
band's website you can download four samples.
Bloodlined Calligraphy are recording
their album Ypsilanti for Facedown Records.
And another band
from the Facedown Records stable, War Of Ages, just recorded their debut Pride Of
The Wicked at the Trax East Studios.
Guideline Records is still
working on their DVD.
Facedown Records and
Strike First Records released a Digital Summer Sampler. This means you can download
sixteen tracks from bands like Demise Of Eros, Today Forever, Jesus Wept, Nodes Of Ranvier
and others. Go to Purevolume.com and have fun!
June 16th 2006
First Records will release three records in August. On August 8th you can expect
Unsinkable from Call To Preserve. You can listen to two songs on Purevolume.com. August
22nd is the date for the American version of The New Pathetic from Today Forever to see the light of
day. You can listen to two songs on Purevolume.com as well. And the third band is Demise Of Eros with
their CD Neither Storm Nor Quake Nor Fire. This disc will also come out on August 22nd.
June 9th 2006
Fire Fly have begun the long
process of creating a new album. Title and release date are still unknown but at least
Till Sverige Med Älska (To
Sweden With Love) is the title of the upcoming Live In Sweden DVD from Tourniquet. They are almost ready to
go to manufacturing. Look for a July 2006 release.
Lo-Ruhamah is entering the studio on
Monday, June 12. They will start recording the full length follow-up to their four track
EP. The album will be called The Glory Of God and will be out this Fall through Bombworks Records.
Laudamus released their new album this
week. The disc has 16 songs, including: Wasting No Compassion, More Than I'll Ever Know,
Be There Forever and Evidence. Twelve of the tracks are re-recorded versions with new
The new album from Underoath, Define The Great Line,
will be out on June 20th. You can now listen to one of the new tracks on PureVolume.com. The song is
called In Regards To Myself.
Whirlwind Records has signed the
band Kashee Opeiah. This formation is formerly known as Slidepulsedown. You can expect
their album with furious metalcore this summer.
Descend To Rise shot their first
music video. It is for their song What A Picture Meant To Me.
June 2nd 2006
has returned to Paramęcium
after a ten year break. As Paramęcium prepare for the next album and possible shows. The
band now consists of the original line-up of the Exhumed From The Earth album,
Paramęcium's debut album: Andrew Tompkins, vocals and bass; Jason De Ron, guitars; Jayson
In case you didn't
know, Benea Reach released
Monument Bineothan. Expect an album with heavy hardcore/metalcore from Norway. Benea Reach
consists of former members of Selfmindead and Christer Espevoll, the former Extol
guitarist. Monument Bineothan was released by Tabu Records.
metalband Dynasty has a new
website. The band is working on their new album Warriors Of The King.