Dutch death metal band HAIL OF BULLETS has set "On Divine Winds" as the title of their second full-length album, due in North America on October 12 via Metal Blade Records (one day earlier internationally). The band recorded 11 songs plus an intro for the CD, which, like its predecessor, was produced by Ed Warby was mixed by Swedish producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, NIGHTINGALE). The limited-edition version of the album will be made available as a digibook, including a bonus DVD.
Tracklist: 01. The Eve of Battle 02. Operation Z 03. The Mukden Incident 04. Strategy of Attrition 05. Full Scale War 06. Guadalcanal 07. On Choral Shores 08. Unsung Heroes 09. Tokyo Napalm Holocaust 10. Kamikaze 11. To Bear the Unbearable
German thrash metal band Mortal Infinity has issued the following update about streaming a new song online:
"Hey Guys! The new demo song Wake Of Devastation is online! It will appear on our debut full-length album that will come out in 2011. We already played it live and it was sick, so we decided to record a demo. We also uploaded a short studio video from our session. Check it out and tell us what you think!"
American Death/Thrash Metal band The Showdown is set to release the new album "Blood in the Gears" on August 24th, 2010 via Solid State Records. The new song "Take Me Home" off the album is currently available for streaming via the band's Myspace page.
Tracklist: 01. Man Named Hell 02. Heavy Lies The Crown 03. Bring It Down 04. Take Me Home 05. Blood In The Gears 06. Dogma Enthroned 07. No Escape 08. The Crooked Path 09. Graveyard Of Empires 10. Diggin’ My Own Grave
Danish death metal band The Cleansing finished the recording sessions of the new yet untitled 2nd album.
Today (9th of August) they will enter CB studios in Denmark with producer Christian Bonde to mix the album that consists of nine tracks. Mastering engineer Bjørn Engelmann (who has worked with Behemoth and Bloodbath to mention a few) will do the mastering of the album at Cutting Room Studios in Sweden.
More info on the album very soon along with track list and pictures from the recording sessions.
Texas based death metal band Vasaeleth has announced a new 7" inch split EP with Finland based death metal band Vorum. The split, entitled "Profane Limbs of Ruinous Death" will release via Negative Existence.
Tracklist: VASAELETH - Black Curse Unfold VORUM - Black Seed
Germany doom metal band MIRROR OF DECEPTION will release their fourth album, "A Smouldering Fire", in October/November via Cyclone Empire Records. The CD was recorded at Soundmann Studio in Stuttgart, Germany.
Tracklist: 01. Isle Of Horror 02. The Riven Tree 03. Heroes Of The Atom Age 04. Bellwethers In Mist 05. Unforeseen 06. December 07. Lauernder Schmerz 08. Walking Through The Clouds 09. Leguano 10. Sojourner 11. The Flood And The Horses 12. Voyage Obscure
Greek death metal band Human Rejection has issued the following update about streaming a new track - "Tears of Blood" - online: "New promo track is up! The song is called 'Tears of Blood' and will be a part of the new album! Record mixed and mastered by Stelios 'Stelth' Koslidis and HR! Stay in touch for more info. Cheers!"
Cernunnos of black metal act Haeresiarchs of Dis announced that previous plans to release "In Obsecration Of The Seven Darks" as an EP have changed. The new EP has been expanded to a full-length release, and is expected to be released through Moribund Cult Records in Spring 2011.
Tracklist: 01. In Obsecration of the Seven Darks 02. Onward Through the Oculus 03. Remembrance of He Who Defied God 04. Aut Vincere Aut Mori 05. Confounded by the Vanquished Coil 06. Passage 07. Ensorcelled by Khaos (Emperor Cover) 08. Grazioso Drone
Canadian band Kataklysm uploaded their new album Heavens Venom on their MySpace page. Heavens Venom will be released on August 13th in Europe and August 24th in North America. The albums recordings made by bands guitarist J-F Dagenais (Malevolent Creation, Misery Index) and mmixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Dark Tranquillity). Also band shot a video for Push The Venom track with director Ivan Colic(Type O Negative, Unleashed, Deathstars, Ex Deo) in Belgrade,Serbia.
Tracklist: 01. A Soulless God 02. Determined (Vows Of Vengeance) 03. Faith Made Of Shrapnel 04. Push The Venom 05. Hail The Renegade 06. As The Walls Collapse 07. Numb & Intoxicated 08. At The Edge Of The World 09. Suicide River 10. Blind Savior
"Mercy For Today", the new video from California-based technical death metal band SON OF AURELIUS, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's new album, "The Farthest Reaches", which was released on April 13 via Good Fight Music.
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.