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.
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.