Tourniquet will record an album
independently. They believe this is the best way to have the freedom to make the album
they want. The band feels the new album will be filled with songs that are destined to
become classics. Tourniquet will work with producer Neil Kernon. As the making of an album
costs a lot of money, the band has partnered with Kickstarter. Fans can help fund the album and get cool stuff in
return. The goal is to raise $22,000. The band has almost achieved this goal! Have a look
at the video and see what they want to give.
Tourniquet studio album dates back from 2003.
Sad news comes from Haste The Day. They will be doing
their final tour in February and March 2011 as they've decided to disband. Mike: 'There
are many reasons why HTD is ending, however we mainly feel as though we have created the
best music we can and believe it is now time for us to move on to the next stage of our
lives. I remember when this band started a decade ago, we wanted to be like the Solid
State/Tooth & Nail Records bands we grew up idolizing. We wanted to use our passion
for heavy music and the love that God put in us to be a light in the underground scene.'
is doing fine in Japan. Their debut album Glory To My King received 88 points from Burnn!,
the biggest metal magazine in this country. The first pressing of the album is already
sold out in both Europe and Asia, even though the record is yet to be released on December
3d. The band just published their second music video. They made a video for the song Best
On December 13th
Stairway will release the
single Christmas Merry Christmas. For those living in the UK or the USA, you might get the
band into the singles charts by buying the single.
Last week it was reported that Coram Deo is calling it a
day. Right now they are finishing mixing the album Time To Gather Stones that they
recorded in 2008. With this material they end their career with a fat dot.
The Dutch band John Coffey has a new
singer called David achter de Molen. Right now the band is working on songs for their next
record. The first demo recordings will take place by the end of this month.
On October 22nd the Swedish rock
band Jerusalem released their new
album She. Jerusalem was started in 1975. They are best known with their albums Dancing On
The Head Of The Serpent and Prophet. On myspace you
can hear the title track for She.
Fireflight had a bit of bad
luck lately. Their band trailer was stolen with most of their equipment, plus merchandise.
It's all worth about $80,000. Fortunately they are insured: 'Sure, there were things in
the trailer that are one of a kind and somewhat irreplaceable. But at the end of the day
it was just 'stuff'. Will this set us back a little? Maybe. Will we allow it to make
us bitter and cynical? No. God still has a great plan for this band, just as he has a
great plan for your life. So we want to be an encouragement to you. When life looks bad
and the cards are stacked against you, Look up! We all go through tough and disappointing
times. Let's go through them together with God's help!'
Augusts Burns Red made a
new Christmas single, like they do every year. This time they've covered Little Drummer
Boy. You can listen to it on myspace.
reported that Wretched from Grave Robber is putting together a Christmas album. It will be
a free downloadable album that he will release through his new label Rottweiler Records.
So far the following bands are confirmed: Leper, Coriolis, True Liberty, Frost Like Ashes,
Grave Robber and Fireborn.
behind-the-scenes look at the making of Paramore's video for Playing God from their album Brand New Eyes:
Intohimo will spend the last
month of the year and a bit of 2011 to write a new album.
Eowyn is working on the fifth
album, entitled Beautiful Ashes. The record is produced by Travis Wyrick. A video for the
title track will also be made. Expect the album out in early 2011.
November 19th 2010
The Showbread is now offering
their newest album Can You Know It? as a free download. You can find the download at Come & Alive. Musically
they blend hardcore punk with pop, alternative, industrial and other musical styles. They
describe it themselves as raw rock.
The Great Commission
was in a hit and run car accident on November 6th. Their trailor was struck from behind by
a semi truck. This caused them to loose control of their van. The trailor itself broke off
the hitch and slammed against the side railway. Fortunately no one was harmed, but their
van did not survive the accident. Right now the band would appreciate your prayers, while
they look for possibilities to get back on the road. Donations are welcome.
Here's a video of
The Great Commission talking about their identity:
signed As Hell Retreats
for the release of the new album Volition. As Hell Retreats debuted on Strike First
Records with Revival in May 2010. The band will enter the studio with Brian Hood (A Plea
For Purging, MyChildren MyBride). Expect Volition to be out in Spring 2011.
The new Underoath album Ø
(Disambiguation) debuted in the Billboard 200 album chart at #23 this week. Hot Topic is
now offering the album as a USB Bracelet! The bracelet includes a digital version of the
Deluxe Edition along with 9 webisodes, 3 remixes, an exclusive interview, and a photo
gallery. Head over to www.hottopic.com
to get yours today.
Check out the band's
visit to an air craft carrier:
Facedown Records will release Atonement, the new album from Your Memorial. You can listen
to three songs on myspace.
Paramore premiered their new
video for Playing God this week:
Project 86 put the live track
Stein's Theme on myspace. This track comes from the album 15 - Live.
Strike First Records
released Anthems from the band Messengers. The band plays a combination of old style hardcore and
Dynasty, the new As
They Sleep album, comes out on Monday. You can listen to the new song The Unseen on myspace. Here's the album
On December 3rd
& 4th the annual Christmas
Rock Festival will be held in Haus Ennepetal, in Ennepetal, Germany. 24 bands will be
performing. Among the booked bands are: HB, Fireflight, Kutless, Children 18:3, Narnia,
Disciple, Project 86, Saphena, Make Up Your Mind, Burial Earth, Illuminandi, Decyfer Down,
Fivestar Prophet, Sacrety, Veetacore and more.
Coram Deo, the Ukranian
band that will release a new disc on Soundmass on December 3rd, has called it quits...
Megadeth is working on new
songs for their next album with engineer Ken Eisennagel. Five songs are almost finished.
Demon Hunter put the
new song The Wind on myspace.
The track comes from Happy Christmas Volume 5.
Rammas Atas put three new
songs on myspace from their upcoming debut album.
And FM Static finished up their
fourth album for Tooth & Nail Records. It will be released in Spring 2011.
band Close Your Eyes
released the video for The Body. This is a song from their Victory Records' debut We Will
Wonrowe Vision will
finally release their debut Mission Invincible on December 4th. This day they will do an
album launch with special guests Katie Harder and Rosanna Palmer. The last was known from
the band Rosanna's Raiders. Rosanna will be performing classic Raiders songs One Man and
Run The Race. One Man was written and recorded for Modification, the tribute album that
was made for Steve Rowe (from Wonrowe Vision) in 1997 when he was dying of cancer (though
he eventually survived). Rosanna will talk about the first time Steve Rowe was given two
hours to live in June 1997.
Images Of Eden released a video for
their single Tribal Scars. The video was filmed on September 11th 2010. The song is
dedicated to all war heroes who never return home, or have the misfortune of returning
home but bringing their wars with them. A full length CD entitled Rebuilding The Ruins
will be released on February 22nd 2011 through Savvy Muzik (digital) and Nightmare Records
(digital & CD).
Saphena released their new album
Das Ende Einer Wahrheit. The album contains ten songs and was published by Whirlwind
Records. A releaseparty takes place on November 19th in Achtermai, Chemnitz, Germany.
Check out the Ø
(Disambiguation) interactive trailer from Underoath. Through this trailer you can listen to the album in its
entirety, watch the music video for In Division and see the album trailer.
As They Sleep put another
new song on myspace called The Darkest Ages. Their Dynasty album comes out on November
After six years,
nineteen countries, countless US tours, two albums, and an EP, Gwen Stacy has decided call it
quits. The members feel it's time to pursue other options and directions in life. They
will part on good terms. A few members will be starting new projects. A final Gwen Stacy
show will take place at Rhino's, Bloomington, IN, USA, on Saturday November 20th.
November 5th 2010
Underoath is now
streaming all songs from their upcoming album Ø (Disambiguation) on myspace. The record comes out
on November 9th. The band also made a video for the song In Division:
Want to see how this
video was made? Watch this video:
revealed the details of the The Infinite Order Deluxe Edition they will bring out on
iTunes on November 30th. The CD will have three bonus tracks, including a new song
called Glasshouses. And the DVD contains the following songs: Bloodwork, Imminent War,
Local Vengeance Killing, Flatline, Rules Of Engagement, In Christ, Reborn Empowered,
progressive metal band Darkwater
released the music video for Breathe. This is the opening track from Where Stories End.
The video was directed by Radionika AB, Dino Medanhodzic and Joacim Hammarström. The girl
in the video is played by Angelica Lewenhagen.
Impellitteri is in the
studio working on new material, while awaiting the release of Wicked Maiden in the USA
next year. It also looks like the band will do a full world tour in 2011. And a digital
release of Wicked Maiden will follow as well.
Rock band Ivoryline has a new album out
called Vessels. One of the songs on the album is Instincts. Here's the video for this
As They Sleep put the new
song Bedlam At The Nile on myspace. This is a track from the upcoming album Dynasty (out
on November 22nd). The disc will be released by Solid State Records.
Death Is Dead from the Ukranian band Coram Deo on December 3rd. Expect melodic, yet aggressive thrash/death
In case you
missed it, here is the video from rock band Anberlin playing Impossible on Jimmy Kimmel Live on November 2nd:
October 29th 2010
The Chariot made a video for
David De La Hoz, track seven from their upcoming album Long Live.
A new band on Solid
State Records is the technical deathcore band As They Sleep from Detroit. Their first album for Solid State is
Dynasty which will be released on November 23rd. The band made the album with Jason Suecof
(All That Remains, Demon Hunter). On myspace you can hear the song To The Republic. Here's
also a videoblog about the song:
Darkwater made a promo
clip for their Where Stories End album. Next week they will publish their video for the
New to the Strike
First Records roster is Gideon.
This melodic hardcore band will release a new album in February 2011. The band previously
released two EP's since 2008.
Underoath has a Catch Myself
Catch Myself contest. Watch the video below containing the lyrics of the song Catch Myself
Catch Myself. What you've got to do is recording a video of yourself singing the vocal
parts of the song and submit it as a response to the original video. One grand prize
winner will receive the guitar used in the filming of the In Division music video and a
prize pack with a shirt, poster, stickers and more. Two runner-ups will receive an
Underoath prize pack only. The contest ends on November 23rd.
If you are
subscribed to the Tooth & Nail Records iTunes
podcast, you can now also download three podcasts for free with the new Underoath
songs Who Will Guard The Guardians, Reversal, and Vacant Mouth.
Tooth & Nail
Records signed a new band called Hyland. Previously this melodic rock band released an EP entitled
Quotients produced by Ben Kasica of Skillet and Nick Rad of Acceptance. Their first full
album will be produced by Aaron Sprinkle and comes out in Spring 2011.
Roxx Productions is
about to release Temporary Insanity: A Salute To Deliverance. On the Christian Metal Realm
myspace profile you can listen to eight different songs from the Tribute album: The
Sacrificed with Slay The Wicked, Coriolis with What A Joke, Krig with Weapons Of Our
Warfare, Leper with The Call, Grave Forsaken with Bought By Blood, Crucible Divine with
Ramming Speed, Saint Spirit with Prophets Of Idiocy, and Days Of Affliction with River
The Finnish band Rammas Atas finished
recording and mixing their debut album.
Today the My Silent Wake album IV Et
Lux Perpetua came out. Here's a home made video for Death Becomes Us:
John Coffey is offering
their album Vanity as a free download! Vanity was released exactly a year ago on October
22nd. You can get the album from Bandcamp
by clicking 'buy now' (fill in 0 euros if you want it for free...).
Ocotber 22nd 2010
At the moment The Spirit That Guides
Us are writing some new material as they are planning to record a new album in 2011.
If you want to catch a glimpse of what that new album will sound like, you can see them at
the Sally Family Festival on Friday November 5th. The band plays with People Get Ready
(formerly known as This Beautiful Mess), Intohimo and Blood Command. The festival takes
place in the Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland.
Inevitable End posted a
video of the band in the studio recording their new album The Oculus. The clip includes a
portion of the title track.
Narnia will be doing two farewell shows. The
first will be at the Together For The Revolution festival in Mexico City. The band will
play along with Rob Rock, Becoming The Archetype and Deborah. The final performance will
be at the Christmas Rock Night in Haus Ennepetal, Ennepetal, Germany.
The Awakening are
currently in the studio working on a new album scheduled for a March 2011 release.
Project 86 published the track
listing for 15 - Live, the new live album coming out in December: Sincerely,
Ichabod; Safe Haven; Oblivion; The Butcher; Last Meal; Me vs. Me; SMC; Illuminate; Evil;
Destroyer; Stein's Theme; The Spy Hunter.
Underoath posted a new song on
myspace called In Division. Here's a video of guitarist Timothy talking about the
recording of the album Ø (Disambiguation):
Hawk Nelson posted a
video of the photo shoot they did for their next album Crazy Love (out in February 2011).
October 15th 2010
My Silent Wake is releasing
their new album IV Et Lux Perpertua digitally on October 25th and the physical CD on
October 29th. Right now you can enter a contest to win the album. The three people sending
in the best English translation of the Latin album title, as judged and selected by the
band members, will win a free copy of the CD. If you also correctly identify the source of
the title, your free album will be signed by the band. Mail your answers to Nick Bolton. IV Et Lux Perpertua
will be released by Dark Balance.
On September 27th Antithesis released
their first album in nine years. This record is called Dreaming Reality.
Rock band Petra has
reunited their Beat The System line-up, including singer Greg X. Volz. On the new website ClassicPetra.com you can read that
Petra recorded old hits like More Power To Ya, Judas' Kiss, Grave Robber, Adonai and Beat
The System. The album will be called Back To The Rock. Digital downloads will come
available through ClassicPetra.com at the end of this month. The release of the physical
CD will follow a week later. A world tour will start in early January.
Darkwater posted the
track Why I Bleed on myspace. This is a song from their second album Where Stories End.
The record comes out on November 12th in Europe and on November 23rd in North America.
And Inevitable End has
completed working on their second album called The Oculus. They recorded it at the HoBoRec
Studio in Huskvarna, Sweden, with producer Ulf Blomberg. Some of the song titles: Tell Us,
Parasites, Dogmaties Paralies, While Surpassing Ether, Chamber Of Apathy and Cadaver Inc.
Expect the release in early 2011.
is celebrating their fifteen anniversary in 2011. To celebrate this they will release a
new live record on December 7th, entitled 15 - Live. And throughout the year 2011 they
will be releasing new content every few months including new merchandise.
October 8th 2010
Underoath's new album Ø
(Disambiguation) is now available for pre-order at the Tooth & Nail Records/Solid
State Records Store. There's also a deluxe edition of the album including three remixes
and a making of the record documentary. On myspace.com you can hear the new song
Illuminator. The album comes out on November 9th.
Vaughn Gregory from Grave Forsaken has been
working on songs with Richard and Matt. However, the tracks are not in the normal Grave
Forsaken mould. Therefore Vaughn decided to release them as solo material that will be
made available through the Grave Forsaken website. The music is more in the hard rock vein, like the early Grave
Stairway published a video from
the old days. In this video you can see guitarist Pete Jennens play a guitar solo in
Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, on May 28th 1988.
Terraphobia is in
the final stages of mixing their fifth album. It's a mix of death metal, thrash and some
melodic black metal. This album will come out in the first quarter of 2011.
Hmmagazine.com reports that The
Chariot will release a new album on November 23rd. This album is Long Live. For the
release of this disc the band signed with Good Fight Music, home to bands like Cancer and
Madball as well. Long Live was produced by Matt Goldman (Underoath, MyChildren
MyBride, Four Letter Lie) who also did previous albums from The Chariot. Check out this
has delayed the release of their debut album Glory To My King. Now the album will be
released in Japan on November 26th and in the rest of the world on December 3rd. You can
get an album signed by singer Christian Liljegren by ordering it from Liljegren Records.
release a tribute to Mortification. This tribute single is called The Mortification Day
and it contains a recent interview with Mortification singer Steve Rowe, a message typed
by Steve Rowe, plus a cover of Grind Planetarium made by Krig. You can download
this tribute single for free here.
October 1st 2010
The Finnish metal
band HB has a new album out.
It's called Pääkallonpaikka and it contains ten songs, all sung in the Finnish language.
The album already did well in Finland, reaching #5 in the Album Top 50 chart. On myspace
you can hear the new song Supermies as well as a track containing samples of other songs.
An English version of their album Piikki Lihassa will be released in November or December.
The name of the english album will be Jesus Metal Explosion.
Comeback Kid released the
video for Because Of All. This is a song from the new album Symptoms + Cures that came out
in late August.
And Altera Enigma has enough
songs ready to fill an album with over sixty minutes of music. The band now also has a Youtube channel
where they will have updates, studio footage and announcements. One of the videos you can
see there right now, contains music they've written for the second album. Altera Enigma is
also on Twitter
nowadays. In the future Twitter followers will get exclusive downloads and other
Believer has completed
recording guitars, bass and drums. Right now they're working on vocals, keyboards and lead
guitar playing. It's likely the record will come out in spring 2011.
The new CD Autumn
Souls from Thy Bleeding
Skies will be mastered at the Panic Room Studio in Sweden in November. It will be done
by Plec, who also worked for bands like Scars Symmetry and Miseration.
Wrench In The Works are
disbanding. The band still has a lot of merchandise left over. The shirts are now
available for purchasing for only five dollar. The proceeds go to Project AK-47. They help free child
soldiers in Southeast Asia.
Letter To The Exiles
have cancelled their participation in the They Drew First Blood Tour that takes place in
November. The band is regrouping right now, as well as writing for a new record.
On September 19th
the Annual Legends Of Rock Festival took place in Haus Ennepetal, Germany. One of the
bands performing on the festival was X-Sinner. The entire concert was filmed from the
crowd by a fan. Now you can watch all videos on Youtube. Here's the band playing their
Coriolis - The Endless Funeral (Youngside Records)
To call this new album industrial metal would make it sound too metal,
though there are frequent heavy guitars sustaining the Coriolis sound. Musically this is
rather a melting pot of gothic, industrial, rock, metal and even dance music.
the full review)
Sáwol - Through Soil And Skin (Bullroser Records)
This atmosphere is created by the guitars, not by keyboards. It's dark
music, sometimes with a melancholic or even depressive feel to it. The pictures of trees
in the fog printed in the booklet fit perfectly the feel of Through Soil And Skin. One... (read
the full review)
Mehida - The Emiment Storm (Bullroser Records)
The Emiment Storm is not all mellow, not at all.
Just when you start thinking so, the fourth and possibly most attractive tune starts. Land
Of Oblivion starts uptempo, has raw vocals, choir arrangements, some real fast parts, and
even some high pitched vocals. Now... (read the
D.O.M. (Destruction Of Mankind) -
Necktie For A Noose!!!
Amongst his sources of inspiration are Hatebreed, Sick Of It All and
Biohazard. Musically Necktie For A Noose offers metallic hardcore with lyrics criticizing
the world, politics and people living a semiconscious life, following the crowd. People
wearing... (read the full review)
Illuminandi - In Via (Ars Mundi/ Independent)
The songs are constructed much better than before with lots of
interesting arrangements, sounds and ideas. And to make it even better, the production is
great! The guitar sound, the violin, the cello, the flute... (read the full
Stairway - Interregnum (Independent)
The musicianship of the artists is beyond doubt. Just listen to the
guitar solos in I'm Calling or the bass work in Enter The Light. If you appreciated
previous Stairway albums, you should certainly check out this... (read the
Audiovision - Focus (Ulterium Records)
Top songs on the album are the heavy opener Invitation, Keep The Fire
Burning with its catchy chorus, the uptempo We Are Not Alone with a nice keyboard solo,
and the arena rocker We Will Go. I hope... (read the full
Exhale - Blind (Dark Balance)
Personally I can appreciate the quality of the music, the thightness of
the drumming, though this is absolutely not my favorite kind of music. This is a band that
reminds me what extreme is... (read the full
Krig - Narcissistic Mechanism (Independent)
Krig has an ear for finding the right sound. The heavy, fat sound of the
music is a delight to listen to through a head phone. The mix is well done, making me hear
all the instruments. At first... (read
the full review)
Sinbreed - When Worlds Collide (Ulterium Records)
Though this might sound like Sinbreed is just another band, make sure
you check out the album because When Worlds Collide is of excellent quality. Great songs,
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Mastedon - 3 (Frontiers Records)
The metal element however is less prominent. But if that's not a problem
to you, you can get professional song writing and high quality melodic rock that could
fill arenas. Kerry Livgren fans... (read the full review)
Morphia - One Last Embrace DVD/CD (Dark Balance)
The song list represents the band well: From the heavier doom/death
songs to the lighter atmospheric stuff. And Morphia was a well-oiled machine at
Brainstorm, playing convincingly. The highlight of the concert... (read the
Templar - Dark Circus (Black Pope Music/ Youngside
Dark Circus proves this group can stand on their own feet. Though
there are guest vocals, Templar singer Toad does lead vocals in all songs. Musically a lot
has changed as well. Gone are the Saint... (read the
Stryper - Murder By Pride (Big 3 Records/ Frontiers
The trademark Stryper elements returned: harmonic vocals, interesting
guitar sounds and solos. One of the songs that stick out is... (read the