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SHAMAN: "Immortal" artwork unveiled

SHAMAN (formerly Shaaman), the revamped Brazilian band featuring drummer Ricardo Confessori alongside guitarist Leo Mancini, vocalist Thiago Bianchi and bassist Fernando Quesada, has posted the cover artwork for its new album, "Immortal", at this location. Due in November via Italy's Scarlet Records, the Cd will feature the following track listing:

01. Renovatti
02. Inside Chains
03. Tribal by Blood
04. Immortal
05. One Life mp3'
06. In the Dark
07. Strength
08. Freedom
09. Never Yield
10. The Yellow Brick Road

The song "One Life" can be streamed at this location.


McAllen (1-9-2007)

NEVERMORE - Parted Ways With Smyth!!!

Guitarist Steve Smyth has officially parted ways with NEVERMORE, citing personal and business differences.

According to Smyth:
"All things find their end eventually, and at this time, I wish to make it clear that this was mutually agreed between the band and myself.

I will continue on with other aspects of my music career, including the upcoming release of The EssenEss Project, an all instrumental album, in the vein of progressive rock, that is now finished and being prepared for release.


U.D.O. - Best Of Release, Vote For The Best!

On U.D.O.'s official site, there is the following announcement :

"U.D.O. will do a "Best of" - album which will be released on December 7th and everybody has the chance to contribute at the song selection there, with the album really deserves the title "best of".

To take part is very easy: send an email with maximum 3 titles to best-of@udo-online.de.
Deadline for the voting is September 15th and there is only one vote per person allowed!

You can trace the continuous updated score of the voting on the website in short."


LIZZY BORDEN - New Albums Details!!!

LIZZY BORDEN's new album, entitled "Appointment with Death", will be released on October 2nd via Metal Blade Records. It was produced by L. Borden and J. Scott, recorded at the Zanzibar studios in N. Hollywood CA
and was mixed by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal/ex-Morbid Angel) at Mana sound in Florida.

"Appointment with Death" tracklisting:
01. Abnormal
02. Appointment with Death
03. Live forever
04. Bloody Tears
05. The Death of Love
06. Tomorrow never comes
07. Under your Skin
08. Perfect World (I don't wanna live)
09. Somthin's crawlin
10. (We are) the only ones
11. The Darker side



Трек-лист альбома:
1. Who Did It?
2. Nice Place For A Sad Story
3. Snow White
4. Red Road In Purple Haze
5. "Your Hate Is Like A Poison Apple"
6. Bubble Bath
7. Pit Muses Have No Pity
8. A Rose For Michelle
9. "You're Gone With My Heart"
10. The Afterguide
11. Sonny On His Way
12. "Someday We'll Meet...I Hope"
13. Strayed Moppet (Live @ CT4FC Presentation)

Трек-лист бонус-диска:
1. The Opening
2. When Love Comes
3. Kisses In The Rain
4. The Ball
5. Stealing The Car / The Night Ride
6. Life's Not Fair
7. Yellow Roses
8. The Long Long Way
9. Someday We'll Meet...I Hope


HELLOWEENs twelfth studio album cover

HELLOWEEN are about to release their twelfth studio album, entitled "Gambling With The Devil" on October 23, 2007 (USA), October 26, 2007 (Germany) and October 29, 2007 (rest of Europe). The producer of this new release will be once again Charlie Bauerfeind. HELLOWEEN recorded at the Mi Sueno studios in Tenerife. Tracklisting has not yet been revealed. Check the album's cover below.


EXODUS - New Album's Details!!

EXODUS' upcoming album will be entitled "The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A".

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt said for the album's title:

"Why Exhibit A you might ask? Because we already have four songs recorded and finished for the next album, which we will resume recording some time around the end of the year, and this is a two part record. Part two being exhibit B. So yes, there will be another Exodus album finished hopefully soon after the release of this one."

The track listing is as follows:
1. A Call To Arms
2. Riot Act
3. Funeral Hymn
4. Children Of A Worthless God
5. As It Was, As It Soon Shall Be
6. The Atrocity Exhibition
7. Iconoclasm
8. The Garden Of Bleeding
9. Bedlam 123

The CD was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Andy Sneap and will be released via Nuclear Blast in late October.


DARK DOMINATION "Let Satan Speak Through Our Lips"

What must see the one who looks into the Abyss? The journey to the other side of reality - what is it like? Definitely you would never get an answer - the
are no such words in human speech to describe the full vision… And for what? Feelings are the best way to reflect the other side, your demonic entity, to
show your loyality to Hell. This reward is destiny of the chosen ones, and their name is… the servants of the Black Arts.

"Let Satan Speak through Our Lips" is the second album of blasphemers DARK DOMINATION which was belched from Latvian underground and ready to torment your
soul! About 70 minutes of ritual Satanic initiation was recorded in the name of Him! Praise or die!

The material is prepared not for mass auditory, but for followers of Diabolic and underground Black Metal in its true form - diabolic essence impression
through contact with Astral and also spreading hate toward god's creations.

1. Intro: Beyond the Gates of Hell
2. Hordes of the Godless
3. Under the Emperor's Wings
4. Satan's Worshipper
5. Let Satan Speak Through Our Lips
6. Against the Liar
7. Forest's Secret
8. Servants of the Black Art
9. Gloria tibi, Lucifer!
10. Isanda Teenistuses (bonus track)

The CD has 12-pages booklet and killer design which is visual entailment of featured material.

Cost: 12EUR (postal expenses are included)
Distributors, ask for wholesale prices!


SUFFOCATION in MOSCOW live videoclips

You can see two clips from show SUFFOCATION in MOSCOW, that took place 14/08/07 in Tochka club at this location' .


ARCH ENEMY - single "Revolution Begins" release dates

ARCH ENEMY will release the first single — "Revolution Begins" — off its upcoming album "Rise of the Tyrant" August 31 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, September 3 in Greece and September 5 in Sweden and Finland.

"Revolution Begins" track listing:
01. Revolution Begins (4:11)
02. Blood on your Hands (4:40)
03. Walk in the Shadows (3:07) [QUEENSRŸCHE cover version] *
04. I Am Legend / Out For Blood (5:36] [Live 2007] *

* Non-Album Tracks


Autograph-session HAMMERFALL in Moscow!

Autograph-session HAMMERFALL in Moscow will take place after the show September, 7 in club Tochka.


FALCONER extended its deal with Metal Blade

FALCONER recently extended its deal with Metal Blade for another four albums. The group is currently writing material for its new CD, which will feature "slightly faster and with more unexpected turns," according to guitaris Stefan Weinerhall. "The lyrics will all be about Swedish medieval life and episodes. Not a concept album really but still something in that direction. What I decided early on what that it wouldn't become 'Northwind Pt. 2'. 'Northwind' is as good as it can be, therefore we'll make things a tad different this time." FALCONER's fifth studio album, "Northwind" • the group's first since the departure of singer Kristoffer Göbel and return of Mathias Blad • was released last September via Metal Blade Records.


THE DUSKFALL: New Album Release Date Announced

Swedish metallers THE DUSKFALL will release their fourth CD, entitled "The Dying Wonders of the World", on October 26 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at Uppsala, Sweden's Dug-Out Studios (drums, vocals and the mix) by Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, DEFLESHED, DARK FUNERAL, BEHEMOTH, SOILWORK) and Promile Studios (guitars and bass) by Michael Hahne. It was mastered by Achim Köhler at Indiscreet Audio in Germany. Check out the cover artwork at this location.

"The Dying Wonders of the World" track listing:
01. Paradises into Deserts
02. The Wheel and the Blacklight
03. Deep in Your World
04. Some More Sin on My Burden
05. Shadows and Cancer
06. Bring Us Your Infected
07. The Option and The Poison
08. Sealed with a Fist
09. I've Only Got Knives for You


EYES OF EDEN: Another Track From Upcoming Debut Available

EYES OF EDEN, the new band featuring Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., DESPAIR), has posted another song from its upcoming debut album, "Faith" (Century Media), on its MySpace' page. Check out the track "Pictures" at this location.

Century Media Records will release "Faith" on the following dates:

Friday, Aug 17: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux
Monday, Aug 20: UK, France, Denmark, Norway, Rest of Europe
Wednesday, Aug 22: Sweden, Finland, Hungary
Tuesday, Aug 28: Spain, Portugal
Friday, Sep 14: Italy

"Faith", is described in a press release as "an exciting orchestral masterpiece of gothic rock/metal. The band is not only profiting from Sorychta's outstanding producer and songwriter skills, but also his gift to discover a young talent like [singer] Franziska Huth." The CD also features a guest appearance on drums by Gas Lipstick of H.I.M. fame.

"Faith" track listing:
01. Winter Night (3:35)
02. When Gods Fall (3:37)
03. Star (3:47)
04. Pictures (4:09)
05. Dancing Fire (3:15)
06. Sleeping Minds (3:59)
07. Daylight (4:03)
08. Man In The Flame (4:21)
09. From Heaven Sent (4:16)
10. Not Human Kind (10:01)

Franziska Huth - Vocals
Waldemar Sorychta - Guitar
Alla Fedynitch - Bass
Tom Diener - Drums


SOILWORK - New albums details!!!

SOILWORK have revealed the details of their forthcoming album. It will be entitled "Sworn to a Great Divide" and will be released on October 19 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The full tracklisting is:
01. Sworn To A Great Divide
02. Exile
03. Breeding Thorns
04. Your Beloved Scapegoat
05. The Pittsburgh Syndrome
06. I, Vermin
07. Light Discovering Darkness
08. As The Sleeper Awakes
09. Silent Bullet
10. Sick Heart River
11. 20 More Miles



APOCALYPTICA's new song "SOS", featuring a guest appearance by LACUNA COIL frontwoman Cristina Scabbia, has been posted on the APOCALYPTICA MySpace' page. The track comes off the group's new album, "Worlds Collide", due in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on September 14 via G.U.N. Records.


SUBWAY TO SALLY: New Album Details Revealed

SUBWAY TO SALLY, the Potsdam, Germany-based rock/metal band with folk and medieval influences, will release its new album, "Bastard", on October 26 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Horus studio in Hannover, Germany and Lundgaard studio in Denmark. The track listing for the effort is as follows:

01. Meine Seele Brennt
02. Puppenspieler
03. Auf Kiel
04. Umbra
05. Voodoo
06. Wehe Stunde
07. Die Trommel
08. Unentdecktes Land
09. Hohelied
10. Canticum Satanae
11. Tanz auf dem Vulkan
12. Fatum
13. In der Stille


RAGE - Revealing new albums title!

RAGE has issued the following update revealing the title of their forthcoming album:

"At the moment, Peavy, Victor and Andrй are working with high pressure at their new album, with the working title "Carved in Stone".

"Carved in Stone" is also the title of a new song, a super hymn, which could open the live shows in future. More titles are (under reserve): Open My Grave (very heavy & dark), One Step Ahead, Long Hard Road and Without You. There are much more songs, we'll tell you more about, soon.

The music is very catchy, and compared with the last output, straight-lined. Due to Andrйs way of playing the drums, a newer wind came into. Most of the lyrics deal with critically notes to anxiously, socially developments."


ANGEL DUST - New album info!!

ANGEL DUST have posted the following update on their official site:

"The new album will be called "VII", which is quite obvious. The seventh album will released in 2007. A exact date is not certain yet; the recordings are making very slow progress."

"VII" will feature the following tracks:
01. Before My Fall
02. Shoot The Needle
03. Marching – Stampeding
04. Alien Man
05. One More Time
06. Street Of Iron Will
07. Consumed
08. Fear No Evil


RAMMSTEIN - Fake rumours of Till Lindemann leaving the band!!

RAMMSTEIN have posted the following upadate on their official site:

"Since the rumour did alarm people that Till Lindemann would leave Rammstein after the release of the upcoming album, we are pleased to inform you that after consulting Rammstein manager Emanuel Fialik, the so-called news turns out being a fake.

Neither Till Lindemann nor another band member plans to leave Rammstein. The band is currently working on the next album and is in an excellent mood. As the greed for news is the actual doping in cycling, this 'news' is only serving those who spread the same. Though the world knows now that EnEsch has moved to Berlin, even the poor EnEsch was shocked by the outlook to have to step into Till Lindemanns footsteps. I hope he and the fans of the band will recover soon from this false report."


THE OLD DEAD TREE - New album info!

Goth metallers THE OLD DEAD TREE are just back from Stage One Studio, Germany, where soundboard wizard Andy Classen recently finished recording, mixing and mastering the band's latest opus "The Water Fields", due next September 17th :

The full tracklisting will be:
Start the Fire
Don't wake me up (those who never wear white)
What's done is done
The Water Fields
Is your Soul for Sale?
A distant Light was shining
Regarding Kate
Rise to the Occasion
This is now Farewell

According to vocalist/guitarist Manuel:

"The band went further again, reaching a new stage in terms of songwriting and maturity. This album is much heavier and darker, but also more diverse and full of sheer emotion! Even the production of Andy Classen outdoes the job on our previous material."


QUEENSRŸCHE Performs Special Acoustic Set At New York In-Store

QUEENSRŸCHE played a five-song acoustic set earlier today (Saturday, July 21) at Looney Tunes in West Babylon, New York. According to AnybodyListening.net, the setlist for the performance was as follows:

01. Sign of the Times
02. Bridge
03. The Hands
04. Until There Was You
05. Eyes of a Stranger

The event was reportedly professionaly recorded for a possible CD or DVD.



Drummer Eric Singer (KISS, ALICE COOPER) revealed during a recent interview with rock and roll comic C.C. Banana at the 21st annual NY/NJ Kiss Expo that Alice Cooper has recorded a guest appearance on "The Scarecrow", the third installment of EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA solo project. According to Singer, Michael Schenker (ex-UFO, SCORPIONS) and Michael's brother Rudolf (SCORPIONS) will also appear on the album, which features Eric on drums, Tobias on bass, and former MASTERPLAN/ARK frontman Jorn Lande and Amanda Somerville (the American singer-songwriter and vocal coach who is better known for her collaborations with various European metal bands, including EPICA, AFTER FOREVER and EDGUY) on additional vocals. More guest appearances are expected to be announced soon.


VANISHING POINT: "Surrender" Video Posted Online

Australian progressive metal band VANISHING POINT has posted its video for the song "Surrender" at YouTube' . The track comes off the group's new album, "The Fourth Season", due on August 24 via Dockyard 1. The follow-up to 2005's "Embrace the Silence" was once again recorded with Endel Rivers at Palm studios in the band's hometown of Melbourne. Mastering duties were handled by legendary Mika Jussila (STRATOVARIUS, NIGHTWISH, SONATA ARCTICA) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.

"The Fourth Season" track listing:
01. Embodiment
02. Tyranny Of Distance
03. Surrender
04. Hope Among The Heartless
05. Gaia
06. I Within I
07. Behind The Open Door
08. Ashen Sky
09. One Foot In Both Worlds
10. Veil Of Deceit
11. Wake Me
12. A Day Of Difference


BLADESMITH: "Legion Of Swords" Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

Finnish black metal band BLADESMITH will release its debut album, "Legion of Swords", in September through Dungeons Deep Records. The track listing for the effort is as follows:

"Legion Of Swords" track listing:
01. The Vassals Summoned
02. Dark and Iron Blood
03. Uncertain Death Triumphant
04. Bladesmith's Anvil Fire
05. The Adamantine Chains
06. Battle on Ice and Snow (mp3)'
07. Legion of Swords


MEKONG DELTA: "Lurking Fear" Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for the "comeback" album from the legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA, entitled "Lurking Fear", has been posted at this location. Due on August 24 via AFM Records, the CD will be available as a standard jewelcase as well as a double vinyl album. The limited-edition digipack will include a bonus DVD containing the band's December 21, 1991 concert in Frankfurt, Germany.

"Lurking Fear" track listing:
01. Society In Dissolution
02. Purification
03. Immortal Hate (Accepting Prayers Of Supremacy)
04. Allegro Furioso (taken from "Five Fragments For Group & Orchestra")
05. Rules Of Corruption
06. Ratters (Among The Dead)
07. Moderato (taken from "Five Fragments For Group & Orchestra")
08. Defenders Of The Faith
09. Symphony Of Agony
10. Allegro (from "Symphony Nr. 10" by Dimitri Schostakowitsch)

As previously reported, MEKONG DELTA's current lineup (photo) includes mainman/bassist Ralf Hubert alongside drummer Uli Kusch (ex-MASTERPLAN, HELLOWEEN), singer Leo Szpigiel (ANGEL DUST, CROWS, SCANNER, DUKE) and guitarist Peter Sjöberg (also known as Peter Lake from THEORY IN PRACTICE).


Ex-THE GATHERING Singers AGUA DE ANNIQUE: Audio Samples Available

Former THE GATHERING singer Anneke van Giersbergen has launched a web site for her new band called AGUA DE ANNIQUE. Currently available for streaming on the site (in the "Listen" section) are two full-length tracks — "Day After Yesterday" and "Beautiful One". A "beautiful" animated music video for the song "Day After Yesterday" is also in the works.



THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has issued the following update:

"I'm happy to announce that I've officially just prolonged the contract with Nuclear Blast Records for another five albums. Our souls now belongs to the innovative and dedicated little label from the village of Donzdorf [Germany], who through hard work and and honest dedication over the years have become the pearl of metal labels of all times. It's been 12 years since we signed with them and I look forwards to the upcoming 12 years."


APOCALYPTICA: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have set "Worlds Collide" as the title of their new album, due in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on September 14 via G.U.N. Records. The first single, "I'm Not Jesus", featuring a guest appearance by Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), will precede the album on August 31. Other confirmed guest musicians on the CD include Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), Tomoyasu Hotei (superstar Japanese composer, whose credits include the "Kill Bill" soundtrack), Joseph Duplantier (GOJIRA) and Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL). Backing vocals for the effort were laid down by Swedish singer Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, KRUX, TREAT, AT VANCE).

"Worlds Collide" was produced by Jacob Hellner (RAMMSTEIN). A video for the song for the song "I'm Not Jesus" was recently filmed in in Los Angeles with director Tony Petrossian (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, RISE AGAINST, SLIPKNOT).


ANGELA GOSSOWs Pre-ARCH ENEMY Photos Posted Online

ARCH ENEMY vocalist Angela Gossow's official web site has been updated with several new picture galleries, including childhood photos and pictures of Angela's pre-ARCH ENEMY band ASMODINA. Check them out at this location' .

ARCH ENEMY recently completed work on its new album, "Rise of the Tyrant", due on September 24 (one day later in the U.S.) via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at Studio Fredman with producer Fredrik Nordström.

"Rise of the Tyrant" track listing:
01. Blood On Your Hands
02. The Last Enemy
03. I Will Live Again
04. In This Shallow Grave
05. Revolution Begins
06. Rise Of The Tyrant
07. The Day You Died
08. Intermezzo Liberté
09. Night Falls Fast
10. The Great Darkness
11. Vultures


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