Friday September 29th 2006
will cease to exist! The two shows the band planned this year, will be their final
concerts. However, the line-up of the band will continue under the moniker of inExordium.
Musically they will depart from the doom metal path. You can expect melodic death metal
from inExordium. The final chances to see Paramęcium songs performed are at the
Blackstump festival in Sydney and the NordicFest in Oslo.
Rivel Records will be releasing
albums from three new bands: Grimmark, Miseration and Essence Of Sorrow. All releases are
planned for early 2007.
Grimmark is the band
name of Carl Johan Grimmark's solo band. Grimmark is known for his work in Narnia and Rob
Miseration is an
extreme metal band led by Jani Stefanovic (Divinefire, Essence Of Sorrow). Other members
are vocalist Christian Älvestam (Scar Symmetry), Patrik Gardberg (Ammotrack, Divinefire)
and Barry Haldan (formerly of Renascent).
Essence Of Sorrow is led by Jani
Stefanovic too, who is working with Mats Levén (Malmsteen, Therion, At Vance), Christian
Palin (Random Eyes) and Mikko Härkin (Wingdom, Random Eyes).
Torman Maxt is still working on
their next album, The Problem Of Pain. Expect this record early 2007.
Recently Michael Sweet announced from stage
that Stryper will start recording a
new album. According to Sweet, the band will be going in a heavier direction than Reborn.
The new album is expected to come out in spring 2007.
Bombworks Records signed the
band Dagon. This American band plays Scandinavian death metal with American 80's rock and
metal. They will be going into the studio shortly to record a full length follow-up to
their independently released EP Secrets Of The Deep. The full length will be available in
early 2007. Bombworks Records will be distributing Secrets Of The Deep in anticipation of
the full length.
Scott Waters has left the band Once Dead. He is now replaced by Devin Shaeffer, the former vocalist
for Fasedown. The release of the new Once Dead album has been pushed back to December
September 22nd 2006
Razor Burn is the new album
from The Awakening, coming out
in Europe today. The record contains twelve new songs. Here are the song titles: Outside
The Asylum, Arrow, Heaven Waits, The Neon Sky, Razor Burn, Darkness Calls, Razor Burn Part
2, Bleeding, Descent, Oblivion, Halo, Below, Asylum. Razor Burn is the band's eighth
studio album. Fans in South Africa and the rest of the world will have to wait another
week for the album to come out...
Rhino Records will release a
greatest hits compilation of P.O.D.'s
Atlantic Records catalogue. This compilation will be called Greatest Hits - The Atlantic
Years. Rhino Records is known for bringing out box sets and greatest hits compilations,
releasing material from notable artists such as Black Sabbath, The Cure and The Ramones.
The P.O.D. compilation will have seventeen songs. Two new songs will be on it as well. One
of them is a unreleased track from the Testify recording sessions. The other new one was
recorded this week. Expect Greatest Hits - The Atlantic Records in stores on November
Some weeks ago P.O.D. announced
their departure from Atlantic Records. The band is still considering whether to sign with
another label or to work independently. However, the guys are planning to write and record
a record throughout the Fall. Expect this disc out in Spring 2007.
Anberlin is working on a new record.
The tentative release date is February 27th. There's no album title yet.
Tourniquet have their new DVD out.
This DVD is called Till Sverige Med Karlek - Tourniquet Live In Sweden and contains a
registration of their show at the Bobfest in 2005. Some of the songs on the DVD are: The
Test For Leprosy, Acidhead, Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance, Restoring The Locust Years, The
Tomb Of Gilgamesh, Broken Chromosomes.
Bloodlined Calligraphy released their
new album Ypsilanti. You can stream the entire album on Purevolume.com.
You can download the
new Stairway album The
Other Side Of Midnight on itunes.com. You can also download the single No Mercy.
MeWithoutYou releases their new
album Brother, Sister on Tuesday. For a limited time you can download the new song O,
Porcupine on Absolutepunk.net.
Kekal is offering some videos on the
internet. You can view the video clip for A Dream For A Moment, a live version of Default, recorded at
the Hedon, Zwolle, Holland in March 2004, a live version of A Dream For A Moment,
a live version of Embrace
The Dead, recorded at the Morbid Metalfest 2, in Jakarta, Indonesia, in December 2004,
and the Road Trip to
Acidity Documentary Intro.
September 15th 2006
Saviour Machine has announced
the release date for the limited edition of Legend III:II. This album is the final episode
of the Legend cycle that started with Legend I in 1997 by Massacre Records. And it's
about time too. The previous part - Legend III:I came out in 2001... The release date for
Legend III:II is June 7th 2007 (07-07-07).
Liberty n' Justice is back in
the studio recording the follow-up to Soundtrack Of A Soul. However, this next CD will be
an acoustic rock album called Independence Day. It will feature twelve all-star singers on
eleven songs. Mike Layne will produce the album.
The Swedish band Pantokrator is still working on their next
album called Aurum.
The British rock band Fono is currently in the studio mixing
their new record with Alan Sanderson. Sanderson has worked with many artists, like The
Rolling Stones and Green Day.
Once again As I Lay Dying has been nominated for Artist of Year in the San Diego
Music Awards! You can help them win by voting
for the band!
Norma Jean has a new album out called Redeemer.
September 8th 2006
metal band Horde will play its first live show ever. Horde was a black metal band that was
started in the early nineties. Sole member of this band was Anonymous. The only CD ever to
come out, was Hellig Usvart, released in 1994 by Rowe Productions. This album is now
considered as a cult release. Now Horde will do its first concert at the Nordic Fest in Oslo, Norway. This
festival takes place November 2nd-5th. Other bands on the Nordic Festival are: Extol,
Paramęcium, Laudamus, Pantokrator, Barricades, Showdown and Evergrace.
The next Jacobs
Dream album will be called Dominion Of Darkness.
Pacto de Sangre is working hard
on their new CD called Moses Is Rising.
Yesterday, Bride released the first single from
their new album Skin For Skin on myspace. The song is called Inside Ourselves.
Guideline Records finished
their first DVD. This DVD contains interviews, live material and yet unreleased songs of
their bands. There's no release date yet.
The guys in Opposition Of One will enter
the studio in November to record their second longplayer. A release date is not confirmed
Deliverance is back,
again! Last Saturday the band appeared on the Up From The Ashes festival in California,
USA. Band leader Jimmy Brown is considering the recording of a new album.
September 1st 2006
Ian Arkley recently reported
the death of former Ashen Mortality bassist Tim Cooper. Cooper died on August 17th after
battling leukaemia for the past two years. He had 2 young children, and was married to
Julie. Ian Arkley: "Tim was a very close friend as well as being bassist in Ashen
Mortality. Tim had to stop playing with the band in the end, due to his health."
Ashen Mortality was disbanded in
2005. The remaining members of the band started My Silent Wake
who have an album out on Bombworks Records.
Monty Colvin of Crunchy opened his
website. You can listen to a couple of demos of new songs there. Colvin is still working
on the third Crunchy album.
August 25th 2006
P.O.D. have left Atlantic
Records. According to the band, Atlantic Records is not the same place anymore. P.O.D.
sold more than 7 million albums through Atlantic.
Veni Domine is recording their sixth
album, the follow-up to 23:59. The band is working on nine songs. As of now it's uncertain
who will do the bass parts on the record as their bassist Gabriel Ingemarsson is still in
The Dutch ska rock
band Make Up Your Mind is
mixing songs for their next album. The guys will finish the album in the next few months
in the Woodencup studio in Wilnis, Holland.
The mixing of the Fountain of Tears disc Fate has
finally come to an end. Here are some of the song titles: Corruption, With My Fears,
Forever Lost and Entropy.
Les Carlsen, Michael
Bloodgood and Paul Jackson met again earlier this year to discuss the future of metal band
Bloodgood. There is hope for a
reunited Bloodgood. Bassist Michael Bloodgood reported that he and the other members have
the intention to re-record classic Bloodgood songs to give them an updated sound. And then
they will work on recording new material.
The Dutch band Skyrider have put up two new tracks
from their upcoming debut album Driven To Deliverance on their myspace page. The
album will be released at the end of September.
Pistis In Him Alone have released
all the songs of their farewell EP on the internet for free! The EP is called Darkness
Only Is The Absence Of Light and contains five songs. You can download the entire disc in
a zip-file by clicking this link (save target as). You can also download four of the five
songs individually from Purevolume.com.
The Dutch black
metal band Borgazur is back
together. They've recorded a one song demo. This single track is called Graven Image Of
The Beau Ideals and can be downloaded from the band's website.
Another Dutch band,
the progressive metal band Picture
Of The Moon, will start recording a new CD in November.
The work on a
Ukranian Christian metal compilation CD is done. The album is called The Silver Sky and
will also contain three songs from Angel
August 18th 2006
will be no Art For The Ears radio show on Radio 90FM. On Tuesday August 22nd you can
listen to the reiteration of the show on August 11th. Art For The Ears will be back with a
live show on Friday August 25th.
August 11th 2006
be recording a live DVD at this years Progpower USA in Atlanta, in September. The recording will include
songs from both of their releases Legend Of The Bone Carver and Melancholy Beast.
A DVD re-issue of the Live Planetarium video from Mortification is out now. This
DVD now also has bonus footage, including scenes shot during the recording of the Post
Momentary Affliction album and footage from Cornerstone 1993 and a show in Germany in
1994. Mortification also has a new album out called Erasing The Goblin. At the album
launch original members Jayson Sherlock and Mick Carlisle showed up on stage!
Threshold are now back at
Thin Ice Studios in Surrey, England, to start recording their new studio album. The album
is expected to be complete by the beginning of November and it will be released in early
2007. Interestingly, Threshold signed with Nuclear Blast Records for a four album
August 4th 2006
This week, Michael Sweet (Stryper) released
his new solo album Him. This is the first solo album in five years and it's the follow-up
to Truth. Him contains well-known Christian hymns, done in a new version. You can expect
songs like Take My Life, Alleluia and O Holy Night. While several selections maintain
their traditional melodies, a high-energy tempo resonates throughout the set!
Blissed have their new album Corrosive
You can hear Evanescence's new single Call Me
When You're Sober on Evanescence.com.
The US video premiere will be on August 7th on MTV.
Evanescence's new album, The Open Door, will be available on October 3rd.
you can hear a new song from Bloodlined
Calligraphy. The track is called Last Goodbye and it's one of the songs on the album
Ypsilanti that will be out on September 19th.
Pop punk band FM Static released their new album
Critically Ashamed this week! This record is the follow-up to What Are You Waiting For.
And the melodic punk
rockers of Relient K are releasing
their new album this fall. This will be their fifth full-length disc. Of the previous four
albums, three were certified Gold in the US.