March 30th 2007
Next week, on Tuesday April 3rd, The Almost will release their debut
album. The Almost was formed by Underoath
member Aaron Gillespie. The first record is called Southern Weather. You can listen to
some music on the band's myspace
You can now also download music from Lo-Ruhamah and Dagon on the download page on the Bombworks Records website. You
can listen to As I Walk from Lo-Ruhamah. This is a track from their upcoming album The
Glory Of God. And you can download Pirate Hunter from Dagon, taken from their album
March 23rd 2007
Bride has plans to
begin writing on their final album. They want to produce one last piece of work from their
hearts as a final farewell to their friends. Bride will continue playing shows up to a
point. They hope they will have the opportunity again to return to Brazil, do Europe and
play a few shows in the States as their way of closing the door.
will appear for one exclusive show in Europe to support Requiem - Mezzo Forte. You can see
them headline the Elements Of Rock festival in Switzerland on the 20th and 21st of April.
This will be the first opportunity to buy the album, as the official European release date
is April 27th! The album itself will be released by Massacre Records as a special
limited edition digipak with bonus disc.
This is the track list for Requiem - Mezzo Forte: 1. Requiem, Kyrie, 2. In
Death, 3. Midnight's Hymn, 4. ...And I Am Suffering, 5. Domine, 6. Lacrimosa (I Am Blind
With Weeping), 7. Rest eternal. The bonus CD contains: Mother Of Cripples from the Virgin
Black demo, Whispers Of Dead Sisters from the Trance EP, Museum Of Iscariot from the
Sombre Romantic album, Our Wings Are Burning from the Elegant...And Dying album and the
video clip for Our Wings Are Burning.
The recording of the new Stryper
album has been delayed due to personal circumstances. Michael Sweet's wife Kyle was
taken to hospital a few days before the band was scheduled for the studio. Now it appears
Kyle Sweet has ovarian cancer. Prayers for her and the Sweet family are welcome. Michael
Sweet and Stryper have decided to postpone the recordings to mid July. Michael Sweet:
"All the songs are ready to go and I can promise you that this will be the best
Stryper record to date."
Haste The Day
released their new album Pressure The Hinges this week. There are two versions available.
The special edition also has three bonus tracks plus a bonus DVD. You
can now check out three new songs from Pressure The Hinges on their Myspace.com page.
Kekal joins A Metal Tribute To The Man In Black. This is a tribute
album to Johnny Cash and it will be released in August through Open Grave Records. Other
bands on this album include Frost Like Ashes, My Silent Wake and many more.
Mortification is looking for possibilities to come to Europe for a
Live Humanitarian European Tour. The band will also release the Live Humanitarian DVD/CD
later in the year. A new studio album should not be expected until late 2008.
After twelve years, Horde returns with a live album.
This is a registration of their one and only concert ever, at the Nordic Fest in Oslo,
Norway. This took place on November 3rd 2006. You can listen to samples.
Hardcore band Comeback Kid has a new album out. It's called Broadcasting and was
released by Victory Records.
Three more hard music bands were announced for the Flevo Festival. Two weeks ago you
could read on this page that Crimson Moonlight will appear on the festival. Now Disciple,
Taketh and Narnia are booked as well.
Next weekend the long awaited Endtime Festival will take place in Sweden. Unfortunately, Extol had
to cancel. But, they are replaced by three bands: Frosthardr, Exhale and The Middle End.
In the Summer the Cornerstone festival will
take place, in Bushnell, near Peoria, Illinois, USA. Some of the bands that will appear on
stage, are: Alove For Enemies, Anberlin, As Cities Burn, August Burns Red, Becoming
the Archetype, Bloodgood, Bride, Cool Hand Luke, Copeland, Crimson Moonlight, The Chariot,
Decyfer Down, Disciple, xDEATHSTARx, Emery, Family Force, Frosthardr, thehandshakemurders,
theHOPEsymphony, Inked In Blood, Kids in the Way, Leper, xLooking Forwardx, Maylene and
the Sons of Disaster, Means, mewithoutYou, Nevertheless, No Longer Music, Norma Jean, Our
Corpse Destroyed, Pillar, Relient K, Seventh Star, Showbread, Skillet, Spitfire, The
Showdown, Underoath, The Violet Burning, War of Ages, Whitecross, X-Sinner, and more.
March 16th 2007
Blindside are writing a new
record. They've decided that their next record has to be better than anything they've done
before, sound wise, musically and lyrically. They will not release it
until they feel that it is just that...!
The Dutch ska/punk
rock group Make Up Your Mind
will release their new record. This album is called Hold On Tied and is the follow-up to
Gamble. Hold On Tied was produced by Theo Nap at the Woodencup Studios and contains twelve
The Glory Of God,
the new Lo-Ruhamah album, and
Paranormal Ichthyology from Dagon, will be out on March 27th.
shouldn't miss the Endtime
Festival, as the band will appear there on stage with Antestor. Vaakevandring only
returns for this event only. Other bands playing Endtime are: Crimson Moonlight, Drottnar,
Extol, Incrave (formerly known as Evergrace), Inevitable End, Harmony, Pantokrator,
Vardoger, Veni Domine, Virgin Forest and special guests. The Endtime Festival takes place
in Halmstad, Sweden, on March 30th & 31st.
From April 20th
through April 22nd the Elements
Of Rock festival takes place in Uster, Switzerland. The bands playing there are: Virgin
Black, Balance of Power, Forsaken, The
Awakening, Sacrificium, Pantokrator, My Silent
Wake, Boarders, Slippery Way, Admonish, Incrave (formerly known as
Evergrace) and Credic.
Some time ago you
could read on this page about Dale Thompson, singer for Bride, who is one of the
presidential candidates in the US. Now a website is collecting votes as a way to gauge early results. You can
vote for P. Dale Thompson under the Constitution Party heading. If you want to know what
issues Dale addresses, visit his myspace.com page.
March 9th 2007
On April 14th the
Dutch metal group Picture Of
The Moon will present their new CD. This will happen in the Atak in Enschede, Holland.
Their new album is called Ageless Day and was produced by Joost van den Broek (After
Forever). Picture Of The Moon also signed to a yet to be named Dutch label... Support acts
on April 14th are Osyris (from Denmark) and Snakes And Sirens.
Seventh Avenue is working on hard
on their new record. They are entering the last phase of the recordings. The German heavy
metal band is still looking for a record label.
Life In Your Way released a new
album, entitled Waking Giants. You can listen to the song Salty Grave from this album on Myspace.com. Waking Giants
is the first album from these guys that Solid State Records released.
Haste The Day is getting ready to
bring out a new CD through Solid State Records. This disc is called Pressure The Hinges
and it will be out on March 20th. You can listen to the new song Stitches on Myspace.com.
Thousand Foot Krutch are
currently in the studio with Ken Andrews recording their new album for Tooth & Nail
In case you
wondered, this year the Fear
Dark Festivals will be organized as usual. This week the first three festivals were
announced. The line-up for these festivals is: Eluveitie, Immortal Souls, Thy Majestie and
Whispering Gallery. The first festival will take place in Het Kasteel in Alphen aan de
Rijn, Holland, on May 11th. The second is in Staddijk, Nijmegen, Holland, on Saturday May
12th (only 250 tickets available). And the third festival is in De Hedon, Zwolle, Holland,
on Sunday May 13th. More festivals in other countries will be announced.
The first names were
announced for the Flevo
Festival. One of the bands playing on this Dutch festival is Crimson Moonlight!
March 2nd 2007
Coming up soon is
the new album from My Silent Wake,
the follow-up to Shadow Of Sorrow. However, this album will be a double disc called
Anatomy Of Melancholy. The first CD is a metal disc. The other disc features acoustic
music with diverse instruments. The total package clocks in at over an hour and a half.
The album will be released by Bombwork
Records. They are trying their best to have it out in time for the Elements Of Rock
festival, where My Silent Wake will appear.
ReinXeed is a new Swedish power metal band that Rivel Records signed. At the
moment ReinXeed is a one man band led by Tommy Johansson. The debut album The Light is
planned for release in autumn 2007. Expect symphonic power metal inspired by movie
soundtracks and classical music.
The new Lo-Ruhamah album The Glory Of God is
at the factory right now. Another album that soon will see the day light, is Paranormal
Ichthyology from Dagon. This record will be presented on April 7th on a CD release party.
Both albums will be brought out by Bombworks Records.
Are you anxious to
hear new material from Deliverance?
Here's your chance to listen to four samples. Download this track. It contains samples from
four songs: Return To Form, As Above - So Below, Enlightened and Should We Cross Paths.
Note that these are only samples of the rough mixes. Deliverance is working hard on their
new album As Above - So Below.
the first Legends Of Rock Festival took place. According to Dale Thompson, lead singer for
Bride, it was amazing: "The festival included some of our favorite bands and friends.
Guardian, The Electrics, Why, Tourniquet to name a few." There were about 850 paying
visitors. Although this is not enough to cover all the expenses, the festival organisation
are looking into another Legends Of Rock Festival to be staged in Spring 2008 (maybe in
download the full album from True
February 23rd 2007
Immortal Souls almost finished
their new album. The recordings started in December and were finished last month. In
February the record was mixed. The release date is expected for first half of 2007. Title
of the new album is Wintereich.
P.O.D. will record their new
album with producer Jay Baumgardner (Evanescence, Papa Roach). So far thirteen songs are
written. Expect a heavier and rawer sound compared to the last albums. The album is due
out in August.
You can now download
the music from Saphena from iTunes,
Napster, Musicnet, Sony and Rhapsody. You pay only 99ct per song. Go here for iTunes. Saphena is also about to start writing new music.
Lo-Ruhamah comes up with a
full-length album. Expect a mix of death and black metal with post rock influences. The
album clocks in at over sixty minutes. Expect this record from the Bombworks Records stable.
Another band from
Bombworks Records is Dagon. They will have a new album out with thrash and furious death
Congrats to Mario,
drummer for Sacrificium. This
week he became a father of a little girl named Nora Emilie! As for the band, they work
hard on the conception of new tunes.
Images Of Eden has completed their
line-up with keyboardist Bill Harris. He has over twenty years of experience playing
progressive music. With him Images Of Eden will start working on new material.
You can help the
British band Stairway to
appear at one of the biggest music festivals in Britain. All you need to do, is go here, click on VOTE NOW in
the top left corner and submit your e-mail address. That's all!! There is one week to go
before the six finalists are announced.
February 16th 2007
almost completed their new album As Above - So Below. This disc will be released by
Retroactive Records. The songs on the new record are: Legum Servi Sumus Ut Liberi Esse
Possimus (intro), Contempt, Return To Form, Cause And Effect, Screaming, My Love, Should
We Cross Paths, Thistles, As Above So Below, Enlightened. Deliverance now consists
of singer & guitarist Jimmy P. Brown II, guitarist Mike Phillips, bassist Tim Kronyak
and drummer Mike Reed.
Tears officially released their new album Fate this week. The first single of this
record is What Lies Ahead. You can freely download
this tune. Interestingly, for a short period of time you can now stream the entire album. Also check out the band's myspace.com page. Fate
was mastered at FineTune in The Netherlands!
There's a possibility that SinDizzy will return. SinDizzy was formed in 1994 by Tim Gaines and Oz
Fox, who both had played together in Stryper. The last was heard from SinDizzy in 2003.
But now Tim and Oz are talking of putting the band back together and record some new
The wait is almost over! On Saturday February 24th the first Legends Of Rock festival will take
place in Haus Ennepetal, in Ennepetal, Germany. This festival will bring bands back to
stage that were once very popular on the legendary Christmas Rock Night. The festival
includes performances from Tourniquet, Bride, Golgatha, Guardian and Split Level.
Don't miss this unique chance! There are still tickets available!
Dale Thompson, lead singer for rock band Bride, is running for President of the United States in 2008! Although
this may appear as a joke, it's true! Check out his myspace page.
February 9th 2007
INO & Columbia
Records announced a partnership with multi-platinum selling band P.O.D.. The guys in the band are
working on the pre-production for the new album. This record is scheduled for release in
late summer. P.O.D. are now back with their original line-up, consisting of Sonny
(lead vocals), Wuv (drums), Traa (bass), and the recently returned Marcos (guitar).
Mortification is working hard
on the upcoming DVD release Live Humanitarian. This disc was recorded live at the Imax
Theatre in Perth, Australia, last year. The full concert was filmed with seven digital
cameras. The DVD should be out in the second half of 2007. Mortification is also
considering to release the audio material on CD as well.
Threshold's new album Dead Reckoning
will be released on March 23rd through Nuclear Blast Records.
You can listen to a
sound clip from the upcoming Virgin
Black album. The song is called ...And I Am Suffering and is one of the tracks on
Requiem - Mezzo Forte. You can listen to it at Myspace.com. The
album will be released by The End Records in North America on April 3rd. Massacre will
bring it out on April 13th in Europe.
released two new albums on February 1st. First of all the new Admonish EP Insnärjd. Their
music has been described as cold, dark, merciless metal. The other disc is A Decade Of
Thoughts 1996-2006 by Pantokrator.
Seven out of fourteen tracks on this album are previously unreleased tracks. Be quick with
this release, as it is limited to only 850 copies.
Fountain Of Tears is about to
bring out their new album called Fate. This record will be out on Tuesday! Fountain Of
Tears is the band started by former members of Believer and Sardonyx.
The new Brazilian
band Krig signed a deal with Alcance Subterrâneo from Mexico. The
band is currently working on eight new songs.
You can download a
lot of music from another Brazilian band, called Apeiron. From their Wrong Way album (2003) you can download: Cryogenic (Still Frozen), We'll Fell The Power, Forest (Steve's Place), Flying Free, Overture, Two Thieves, Who Is He, Here Lies, Enter The Fire, Soldiers In The Night, Soldiers Song, Good Dreams, Apeiron Medley. From their Without Eletrons album (2002) you can
Blues Bass, Man
Shalt No Live, Paleness.
February 2nd 2007
Holy Blood have finished their new
album and follow-up to 2004's Waves Are Dancing. The Ukrainian folk metal band decided to
call the new record Patriot. The release will also include a full length video. Expect
Patriot in April, on Bombworks
Kekal have signed two licensing
deals for their new record The Habit Of Fire. This disc is an epic concept-album with
experimental music, incorporating elements from metal, progressive rock, jazz, trip hop,
post rock, ambient to electronic music. For the European market they've inked a deal with Whirlwind Records. This label
will release The Habit Of Fire on March 15th. Open Grave Records will release the album in the USA, Canada, Japan
and Australia. Release date: May 15th.
Rivel Records has planned the
release of five albums in the first half of this year:
- Jet Circus - Dance
Or Die (expected in spring 2007)
- Oratorio -
Redemption (expected in spring 2007)
- Heel - Evil Days
(expected in spring 2007)
- Grimmark - Self
titled (expected in spring/summer 2007)
- Christian Rivel -
The King Is Alive (expected in spring/summer 2007)
Royal Anguish is going through
some line-up changes. The band officially announced that Asgrim (Yeti, Council Of The
Fallen, Chalice) has joined the band on keyboards and that Tom Klinesmith (Nightsbane,
Morbid Sacrifice) is their new drum player. Both already toured with Royal Anguish through
Europe last year. At the same time the band made public that both Katy Decker (female
vocals) and Marius Kozlowski (guitars) left Royal Anguish. They joined forces in their new
gothic-metal band Mena Brinno. Royal Anguish will work on new
material this year, that will have a more sinister and punishing sound, according to the
Stryper will start recording a new
album this month!
Death metal band Lo-Ruhamah is finishing up their new
album The Glory Of God.
The rock 'n roll
band The Hot Stewards will
release their first single, along with a video, in March. Their first full-length album is
soon to be released.
band This Beautiful Mess will start recording a new album this summer.
emo/screamo band The
Spirit That Guides Us have finally announced the release date for their DVD. Expect
this on in April. The band is also working on a new album. And there's a tour coming up in