German thrash metal veterans Sodom has announced that the name of their forthcoming new studio album will be, "In War And Pieces." The album will be released on November 22nd through SPV/Steamhammer Records. This will be the band's first studio album since 2006.
Black metal act Korpblod has issued the following announcement about self-releasing the new album "Norrön Megi:"
"Hails and greetings to all of you who are reading this blog. Today (2nd of August 2010) is the day when 'Norrön Megi' becomes available. This material was recorded back in Autumn-Winter of 2009, but due to some setbacks it hasn't been available until now. 'Norrön Megi' consists of 8 tracks (over an hours worth of music).
"'Norrön Megi' will be available through the band (unfortunately only by sending hidden money or if you're from Sweden you can transfer money to our bank account), but also through a couple of labels that we will announce later. People/bands/labels who are interested in purchasing (100 SEK; 10 €; 10 $ - postage is included) or trading 'Norrön Megi' can contact us through myspace or send us a mail to email@example.com. Thanks for the support."
Swedish Black Metal band Dark Funeral is looking for a new vocalist. Masse Broberg (Emperor Magus Caligula) Dark Funeral official website, he said the reason for the departure from the band.
This is Caligula of Dark Funeral!
I would like to inform all of our fans that on Saturday, August 21, at the Summer Breeze festival in Germany, I will be doing my last show with Dark Funeral.
Naturally I have "mixed feelings" about this decision, but it is final!
They say that every person will have about 15min of fame during their life....!
Well, I have had a "hell-of-a-ride" for 15 years now together with Lord Ahriman and Dark Funeral.
As some people love to spread weird rumors about others, let me make this clear once and for all. I have not committed suicide, I have not taken an overdose, nor are there any personal issues between me and Dark Funeral.
My life has taken a new turn lately, and I am also getting married this year (NOT to some crazy bitch in the U.S though….Hahaha), whereof my priorities in life lie somewhere else.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank ALL of our fans for their amazing support during all the 15 years I’ve been with the band. And I would also like to thank my brothers in Dark Funeral for all these years together.
Lord Ahriman and I have managed to raise Dark Funeral from the deepest of abyss, when we have confronted problems before. And there is NO doubt in my mind, that Dark Funeral, without me, will raise once more, stronger than ever...
French black metal band OTARGOS will release its new album, "No God No Satan", on August 30 via Season of Mist. Albums cover artwork was created by 3-Crosses Design (Enthroned, Impiety, Destinity, WHiplash, The Few Against Many, Guillotine and many others).
Tracklist: 01. Hoax Virus God 02. Cloning the Divine 03. Worship Industrialized 04. Hexameron 05. I, Flesh of God 06. Origin 07. Cuius vis hominis est errare 08. I, Blood of Satan 09. XXI (The Pathological Mass) 10. The Hulk of Conviction and Faith
Got together on last year, Autopsy have a new ep called ‘The Tomb Within’. Recorded on September in the Fantasy Studios with Adam Munoz and reunited trio Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles and Eric Cutler with bass player Joe Trevisano(ex-Abscess). For almost a decade its going to be the first ep and its going be on the Peaceville Records webstore on 13th September and will be released later this fall. And about the cover art, the cover made by fantasy horror artist Matt Cavotta.
Slovenian black metallers DEKADENT have finalized the artwork and track listing for their third album, "Venera: Trial & Tribulation", which will be released this autumn via Pentacle Music.
Tracklist: 01. The Wound 02. Thralldom Decree 03. Raided 04. Paramours in Vain 05. Beautiful Fire 06. Craven 07. False Endearment 08. Providential Love 09. Sunday's Lament 10. In Pulchritude Adorned 11. Trial & Tribulation 12. Day of Solace
Swiss thrashers CATARACT have finished recording their new album, "Killing The Eternal", at Antfarm studios in Aarhus, Denmark with longtime producer Tue Madsen. A September 27 European release (three days earlier in Germany) via Metal Blade Records is expected.
On September 28th in North America coming with the Candlelight Records label, the second album of Abigail Williams, called In The "Absence Of Light" recorded in Conquistador Studios(Cleveland, Ohio). As Peter Tagtgren(Immortal, Dimmu Borgir, Celtic Frost) handled the mix, Farron Kerzner (Nachtmystium, Lightning Swords Of Death) made the artwork. Also in the album there are two new names who have included to the band; guitarist Ian Jekelis and drummer Ken Bedene.
Tracklist: 01.Hope The Great Betrayel 02.Final Destiny Of The Gods 03.The Mysteries That Bind The Flesh 04.Infernal Divide 05.In Death Comes The Great Silence 06.What Hells Await Me 07.An Echo In Our Legends 08.Malediction
There are two break ups in Annotations Of An Autopsy. As guitarist Sam Dawkins left the band in the name of spending more time with his family and loved ones, drummer Brad Merry left the band because of living far from other members and because of some disagreements in the band. For eliminating the deficiencies, Don Jones and the new member Neil Hayward included to the band. Don is a name that the group had been working since the age of 14 and also he had played in the Welcome To Sludgy ep. Now within the last case they have started to work on the new album.
Norwegian black metal band Dimmu Borgir revealed tracklist of their upcoming album Abrahadabra. The album is going to come out in Germany on September 24th, in the other countries of Europe September 27th and in North America October 12th. Shagrath, songwriter and singer of the band, said that, after eleven months of focus and team work darkness has been reborn.
Tracklist: 01.Xibir (2:50) 02.Born Treacherous (5:02) 03.Gateways (5:10) 04.Chess With The Abyss (4:08) 05.Dimmu Borgir (5:35) 06.Ritualist (5:13) 07.The Demiurge Molecule (5:29) 08.A Jewel Traced Through Coal (5:16) 09.Renewal (4:11) 10.Endings And Continuations (5:58)