Israeli Extreme Metallers SALEM, back with a stunning seventh full-length album entitled Playing God And Other Short Stories, has issued a new album trailer, which includes a few audio excerpts from the upcoming album.
View the Playing God And Other Short Stories video trailer below.
SHINING has completed work on its seventh album, "Shining VII - Född Förlorare" (English translation: "Born Loser"), for a March/April release via Indie Recordings. Tracklist:
01. Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel
02. Tiden Läker Inga Sår
03. Människa O'Avskyvärda Människa
04. Tillsammans Är Vi Allt
05. I Nattens Timma
Legendary death metallers MASTER recently completed recording their tenth full-length album, entitled "The Human Machine", for an early 2010 release via Pulverised Records. Tracklist:
01. The Human Machine
02. It's What Your Country Can Do For You
03. Twisted Truth
04. True Color
05. Suppress Free Thinking
06. A Replica Of Invention
07. Faceless Victims Expelled
08. Worship The Sun
09. The Lack Of Space
10. Impale To Kill
A 50-second video trailer for "The Human Machine", which includes audio snippets from the new album, is available below.
Swedish death metallers SYN:DROM (formerly BLACKBREATH) recently entered Nevo studios in Sundsvall, Sweden to begin recording their debut album, "With Flesh Unbound". The CD, which is being engineered and mixed by the bandmembers themselves, is tentatively due this spring via ViciSolum Productions.
Video footage from the vocal-recording sessions can be viewed below.
The band describes its musical direction as "high-quality death metal in the vein of HATE ETERNAL, AEON and DECAPITATED."
Swedish old-school death metallers SINNERS BURN have inked a deal with Khaosmaster Productions. The band's third album, entitled "Insanity Warmachine", is scheduled for a late spring/early summer release. The CD was recorded at The Undead Studios and was mixed and mastered by Patrick Bruss (CRYPTICUS).
aGerman thrashers DEW-SCENTED have inked a European deal with Metal Blade Records. The band will enter Soundlodge Studios in Northern Germany in February with producer Jörg Uken (GOD DETHRONED, SINISTER) to begin recording its new album for a May release.
DEW-SCENTED's video for the song "That's Why I Despise You" can be viewed below. The clip was shot in Gothenburg, Sweden with acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus from the Revolver Film Company AB (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL).
"That's Why I Despise You" comes off DEW-SCENTED's latest album, "Incinerate", which was released in North America in April 2007 via Nuclear Blast Records.
EYES OF NOCTUM, the California-based black metal band fronted by Weston "Arcane" Coppola Cage (19-year-old son of actor Nicolas Cage), has parted ways with bassist Shawn (a.k.a. Moloch). The group is currently seeking a replacement.
San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS will release their ninth studio album, "Exhibit B: The Human Condition", on April 23 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was helmed by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR).
Thrash/Death/Progressive band Killems second album, Reflections of Decline, will be available on April 30th in stores across Europe and USA, and also through NoiseHeads mailorder. Reflections of Decline includes 9 tracks, 6 of which have been advanced at the bands official Myspace. The album track-listing is as it follows:
05. The Abyss
09. The Cage
Came back after the recording sessions at NOISEHEAD STUDIOS in KOHFIDISCH
under the guide of MARIO JEZIK, the Italian thrashers IRREVERENCE announced the
tracklist of the new upcoming-album "UPON THESE ASHES", new release foreseen for
MARCH 5th 2010 through the austrian NOISEHEAD RECORDS. The new release will
contains 10 tracks, to follow the tracklist:
01. Not One Of Them
02. The Shepherd Dog
03. Hands Of Fate
04. The Truth Mask
05. Echoes Of War
06. Nothıng On My Mınd
07. Repentance Of God
08. Destructıve Devıatıons
10. Instınct Of Death
Swedish band Anachronaeon released their third album on January 15 via Stygian Crypt Productions.
”The Futile Quest for Immortality” - big step forward, both in songwriting and production. With this album Anachronaeon mix a raw energetic black metal-nerve with epic melodies and a heavy metal platform to continue developing their own sound, exceeding their previous productions. The album has a red thread without being conceptual, about mankind through a misanthropic perspective. Tracklist:
1. The Futile Quest
2. Ages Ago
3. The Beast Called Man
5. Towards Purity
6. The Message
7. The Darkness In The Corner Of My Eyes
8. Grief Was Never Far Away and I Invited Her To Stay
"Frozen Epitaph", the new video from Ventura, California death metallers FATALIST, can be viewed below. The track comes off the band's full-length debut, "The Depths of Inhumanity", which was released in the U.S. on November 23, 2009 via Ibex Moon Records.
KALMAH will release its sixth album, "12 Gauge", on March 3 via Spinefarm Records. The CD, which which will be made available in Japan on February 24, was recorded between June and August 2009 at Tico Tico studio in Kemi, Finland and was mastered at the Cutting Room in Sweden. Nine new songs and one cover version were laid down during the sessions which "went [smoothly], as always, even though this time the recordings were done in three different time periods within a half a year," according to the band. Tracklist:
01. Rust Never Sleeps
02. One of Fail
03. Bullets Are Blind
05. Better Not To Tell
06. Hook The Monster
08. 12 Gauge