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.
Canada's Kuldakaust has issued the following update about posting a new song titled "Autumn's Envy, Summer's Death" online:
"We have almost finished a couple demo's up, they just need vocals. We've uploaded a new song. The quality is a little bit crappy because of myspace, and compression, etc. There are no vocals to the track because they aren't quite finished yet but we thought we'd let everyone know we're still alive and writing material.
"We will be playing a show in Brandon MB this Saturday with ANMN, Willow and Illusive Mind Gypsy Crew. If you're in the area or want to take a road trip, c'mon down and watch us! Show starts at 9pm. Also we will be playing a show on September 14th in Winnipeg at The Zoo with Split Lip Grin, We Found the Body (AB) and Silence For The Fallen."
Algerian black metal band Barbaros has issued the following announcement about streaming a remastered version of the song "We are Barbaros" online, which is from the band's demo "Godoff:"
"New track remastered. Azul Hailz hey! We just put up old one of the songs on our new last demo Godoff that we made with the new mastering materials. The album will hopefully be available online in the future."
French brutal death grind band Benighted is currently recording their new and fifth album in Germany at the Kohlekeller Studio. This new album contains 12 new tracks and will be mixed next week. The album features guest appearances from Sven of Aborted and Mike of Devourment.
Turkish black metal band THE SARCOPHAGUS have issued the following update:
"THE SARCOPHAGUS would like to announce that a new drummer (Oktay; ex-RAVENWOODS) and a second guitarist (Ömer; ex-PHRONESIS) joined THE SARCOPHAGUS horde two weeks ago and the band have started working for the upcoming album with five band members. Band is planning to record the new album at the end of 2010 autumn.
"The new album vocal will [feature] Niklas Kvarforth [of Swedish extreme metallers SHINING] again and the new work will be as killer as the old ones. Also there will be a MOTÖRHEAD cover 'March or Die' on the album."
Folk Black Metal band Satanized (Turkey) and Black Metal band Ancient Malus(U.S.A) have released a split album together via Egyptian label SET Productions. Two songs from Satanized and two songs from Ancient Malus are in the album. The album cover is designed by Pinar Tuncer. Limited CDs have been published by SET Productions and ready for online ordering.
Satanized : 01. Infernal
Torment 02. Terror Prophecies Ancient Malus :
03. Unyieding Warth 04. Malefic of
"The Seed Of Annihilation", a brand new song from Australian extreme metallers THE RED SHORE, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "The Avarice Of Man", which was recorded at Complex Studios in Melbourne, Australia by guitarist/producer Roman Koester and was mixed by TEXTURES mastermind Jochem Jacobs at Split Second Studios in The Netherlands.
"The Avarice Of Man" will be released in Australia on September 3 via Roadrunner Records. The album will be made available in Europe (via Listenable) and the U.S. (Mediaskare) shortly thereafter.