Chicago based Death/Black/Thrash Metal band KOMMANDANT has completed work on its new CD EP. Entitled "Kontakt", the effort features six new KOMMANDANT tracks and is scheduled for a September release via Planet Metal.
HELRUNAR have just recently finished recording their fourth album, Sól, which due to its length is going to be released in two parts entitled Sól I - Der Dorn im Nebel and Sól II - Zweige der Erinnerung respectively.
Skald Draugir is very excited about the long-awaited follow-up to Baldr Ok Íss: "Sól is going to be our darkest and most nihilistic, but also our most spiritual work to date! On two albums with altogether around 100 minutes playing time, we will take new paths music-wise and lyrics-wise, while our roots are still very much black metal. Musically, we are putting an emphasis on atmosphere and an emotional arc of suspense on Sól, lending a certain epic broadness to the tracks."
At the end of August, Skald Draugir and Alsvartr are going to return once more to the Klangschmiede Studio E to put the finishing touches to the double album. The release of Sól is still scheduled for 2010.
BLACK ANVIL has posted the first track, “Dead And Left”, from their forthcoming full-length album "Triumvirate" online via the band’s MySpace page. "Triumvirate," the follow-up to "Time Insults Mind," will see its North American release on September 28th (October 4th internationally). The album was recorded at Mark “The Animal” Mendoza’s (TWISTED SISTER) studio in Long Island, NY with engineer ‘General’ George Fullan (THE ROLLING STONES, DREAM THEATER).
Columbian death metal band Carnal has posted a new demo track, entitled "Ancestral Creation," on their MySpace page.
Guitarist Gustavo Cunha comments on the recording, "We got a 'new' song online for you guys, be aware it is NOT mixed or mastered, it is part of a promo we recorded back in February with Bobby Torres at Frightbox Recording. This is just a taste of whats to come, we are hoping to finish recording/mixing/mastering the complete album by fall, i know most of you have been waiting for this since True Blasphemy came out, but we do not want to release something we do not feel is 'perfect,' we have had numerous recording sessions for the past 3 years and now we feel that with Bobby we will get what we want."
German black metal band Aegrotum is currently streaming a song online from the band's new "The Disease To Live" demo. The song "Internalize the Perpetual Contempt" can be heard via the Aegrotum MySpace page.
Tracklist: 01. Internalize The Perpetual Contempt 02. The Temple I Create 03. Black Illumination 04. Principle Of Anguish 05. Of Suicide And Pure Misanthropy 06. Omega
Norway's Iskald has checked in with the following update about recording new material:
"This is a part of many updates where you will be able to follow us in the process and making of our new album due to be released early next year. After some intense sessions back at Sortland, the pre-production was finished within time. As for the final result sound-wise it didn't turn out quite what we expected, but the most important thing was to complete all song and prepare for upcoming studio sessions. All songs have become nothing but amazing during this whole process, and this album is for sure to bring Iskald to a whole new level. We're exited as hell to get on with the recordings.
"On Sunday we will fly down to Oslo to start record the drums. One week is estimated for these recordings. We're proud to announce that Stamos Koiousis and Vangelis Labrakis once again will produce the album. Hopefully we will be back with pictures/videos from the recording during the week. Last we would like to thank all who showed up at Blablafestivalen and supported us. You made that exclusive gig worth it."
Italy's Blaze of Sorrow has announced the band's new album will be titled "Eterno Tramonto (Eternal Sunset)." The album will be released in February of 2011 through Naturmacht Productions. Additional details on the track listing will be announced as it is made available. In the mean time, you can check out several Blaze of Sorrow tracks through the band's MySpace page.
Progressive extreme metal band Atheist made a statement that they have seperated their ways with basisst Tony Choy(ex-Cynic, ex-Pestilence, C-187). Working for the bands 4th studio album Jupiter; Kelly Shaefer and Steven Flynn apologised from all Atheist fans for being so silent for a long time. But unfortunatelly when there is a month to go in the studio Tonys decision of breaking up, put the band members in a hard time. So guitarist Jonathan Thompson decided to take over the bass either for the upcoming album.
Pantheon I is searching for a vocalist for both recording and the live performances. The statement coming from the band is: We have just finished writing our new album and we plan to record it this year. Considering the live performances the person who is going to work with us must be able to rehearse in Oslo twice a week. So you must be good at extreme vocals, but it is also important to be good at clean vocals and help with the lyrics.
Moribund Records has set a November 9 release date for SARGEIST's long-awaited third album, "Let The Devil In".
Tracklist: 01. Empire of Suffering 02. A Spell to Awaken the Temple 03. From the Black Coffin Lair 04. Burning Voice of Adoration 05. Nocturnal Revelation 06. Discovering the Enshrouded Eye 07. Let the Devil In 08. Sanguine Rituals 09. Twilight Breath of Satan 10. As Darkness Tears the World Apart
"False History", the new video from U.K.-based experimental/progressive extreme metallers XERATH, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Xerath I", which was released on May 25, 2009 via Candlelight Records.
Dimmu Borgir began shooting photos for their new album ‘Abrahadabra’ with Junker Designs’ Tod Waters and Giuliana Mayo, who had worked with the band in 2007. You can see the album’s theme on band’s myspace page prepared by German artist Joachim Luetke(Arch Enemy, Kreator, Sopor Aeternus). Abrahadabra will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th.
Mesopotamian balck metal band Melechesh have revealed their 5th full album ‘The Epigenesis’s cover art handled by John Coulthart. The album will be released on October 1st in Europe and on October 26th in North America under Nuclear Blast label.
Tracklist: 01. Ghouls of Nineveh 02. Grand Gathas of Baal Sin 03. Sacred Geometry 04. The Magickan and the Drones 05. Mystics of the Pillar 06. When Halos of Candles Collide (Instrumental) 07. Defeating the Giants 08. Illumination - The Face of Shamash 09. Negative Theology 10. The Greater Chain of Being 11. The Epigenesis
Colombian black metallers Inquisition are scheduled to be in the studio on March 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, Ca. to begin the recording of their 5th full-length studio album. The title has been released, and will be "Ominous Doctrines of The Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm". More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.