Archive for July, 2010

SABATON – “Uprising” video trailer

The new video trailer from SABATON to the song entitled as “Uprising” can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in Warsaw, Poland and is described as “a powerful and emotional tribute to those who lost their lives in the Warsaw uprising in 1944.” The video features an appearance by Swedish actor Peter Stormare (“Prison Break”“8MM”‘Fargo’) as SS-Obergruppenführer von dem Bach and was directed by Jacek Raginis(who is related to decorated WWII hero Wladyslav Raginis).

The “Uprising” video will premiere on August 1, the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, in Poland and August 3 in the rest of the world viaMySpace.


KATATONIA – Special US Tour edition of “Night Is The New Day” CD

On September 8th, KATATONIA will kick off the North American “The Night Over North America” tour – in Baltimore. Peaceville Records will release a special edition of their 2009 studio album, Night Is The New Day, in a hardback media book, with 20 page booklet, and bonus track: ‘Ashen’. The special edition Night Is The New Day will be available on August 24th.

The track list for the Special edition:

‘The Longest Year’
‘Idle Blood’
‘Onward Into Battle’
‘The Promise Of Deceit’
‘New Night’
‘Day and Then The Shade’
‘Ashen’ (Exclusive Bonus Track)

Katatonia’s New Night Over North America tour will feature support from SWALLOW THE SUN and ORPHANED LAND.

Check out the video trailer below.

Dates for the tour include:

8 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
9 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
10 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
11 – Worcester, Mass – Palladium
12 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
13 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
14 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
15 – Detroit, MI – Blondies
16 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
17 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
18 – St Paul, MN – Station 4
21 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
22 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
23 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
24 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
25 – Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy Theater
26 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
27 – Mesa, AZ – U.B.’s
28 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
30 – Dallas, TX – Trees

1 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
2 – Houston, TX – Warsaw
4 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
5 – Louisville, KY – Uncle Pleasants
6 – Raleigh, NC – Volume 11
7 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx


ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN’S – The “Live In Europe” album details

Anneke Van Giersbergen (AGUA DE ANNIQUE, ex-THE GATHERING) will release a new live album, “Live In Europe”, on October 15.  Abou the release she says:

The vast majority of the 12 songs were recorded during our spring 2010 tour in France and Spain. The touring band consisted of; Ruud Jolie (guitar), Jacques de Haard (bass) and Rob Snijders (drums). Yours truly sang, shook her booty and played piano and guitar. My front-of-house engineer Erik-Jan Dodd recorded and mixed the album. I’m really excited that the energy of a live show is captured well on this release!

There will be three brand new up-tempo songs on it: ‘Fury’, ‘Laugh It Out’ and a song called ‘Who I Am’. I wrote that one together with Devin Townsend while we were working on his ‘Addicted’ album. I’ve also re-recorded an old favorite of mine: ‘Shrink’. I wrote this song when I was 19 years old and I first recorded it for a demo I made in 1992. It ended up on THE GATHERING’s album ‘Nighttime Birds’ (1997) and now it’s revived on ‘Live in Europe’. It’s a song dear to my heart and I’m proud to share it with you in a new arrangement.

I had already chosen a picture for the album cover when Mehmet Turgut sent me a photo from a shoot I did with him in Turkey earlier this year. I fell in love with that shot instantly! Arda Aktas made a beautiful cover design.

Live In Europe” track list:

01. Intro
02. The World
03. My Girl
04. Who I Am
05. Day After Yesterday
06. Hey Okay!
07. Fury
08. Beautiful One
09. Adore
10. I Want
11. Laugh It Out
12. Witnesses
13. Shrink


VAGOS OPEN AIR 2010 – Shaking Portugal!


17:45 – MISS LAVA
18:45 – GWYDION

AMORPHIS – 20:15
KAMELOT – 22:00
CARCASS – 00:00


Boxes – opened at 14h
Doors –  opened at 15h

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE – ‘The Cold Embrace Of Fear’ 35-Minute Symphony

RHAPSODY OF FIRE will have the 35-Minute Symphony “The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony” released worldwide on October 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was released in Europe on April 30.

About the release guitarist Luca Turilli comments:

“For this special CD we composed a unique song of around 35 minutes divided in seven ‘acts.’ Looking at the title, you can easily imagine that such long and epic song will show the most cinematic and orchestral side of our band, all our passion for the world of cinema we love so much and that always represented our main influence while composing the RHAPSODY‘s music. Essentially it is a long huge song, sounding very symphonic, full of orchestral sections very soundtrack-oriented, narrations and spoken parts. More than in other cases we tried to create a real movie atmosphere with very dynamic musical results, also thanks to the help of the English actors that gave voice to different charachters. You will just need to close your eyes and explore those new emotional dimensions we wrote the music for.”

The lyrics of this monumental, epic symphony are based on the “dark secret saga” and represent a new chapter, directly connected to the band’s latest album, “The Frozen Tears Of Angels”.


“After the long journey to the icy frozen northlands at the borders of the known world, while facing concrete natural obstacles and the inner demons lying in the depths of their conscience, the five main charachters reach the ancient gothic fortress of Har-Kuun, a real monument of evil trapped between ice and snow, the mystic place where the Erian’s book could be finally found. “‘The Cold Embrace Of Fear’ tells about the entrance of those bravehearts in the ancestral world of Har-Kuun and the dramatic search for the holy book of the angels, only possible way to understand something more about the dark secret threatening the whole known world. Also in this case I liked to create particular ‘bridges’ connecting the new chapter of the saga with our modern life on the basis of symbolism, ancient wisdom and spiritual evolution. To someone who knows something about modern psychology and the study of the different ‘self,’ the hidden geometries and gothic labyrinths of Har-Kuun will reveal themselves very clearly.”

Once again, legendary actor Christopher Lee was chosen for the spoken parts as a main narrator.

Luca says:

“We couldn’t imagine to release something like this without his fundamental participation, Sir Lee is one member of the RHAPSODY OF FIRE’s family since a lot of time and we love him not only as an actor but also as man. Because of his great and majestic personality he has surely the aura of a king of the ancient times.”


AUTOPSY – “The Tomb Within” comeback EP finally recorded

After the news of reunion last year AUTOPSY have finally completed the recording of their brand new EP entitled “The Tomb Within”. The recordings happened mid-July 2010 at Fantasy Studios with Adam Munoz.  “The Tomb Within” features the bands original trio of Chris ReifertDanny Coralles and Eric Cutler plus Joe Trevisano (ex-ABSCESS) on bass.

“The Tomb Within” five tracks EP will be released on September 13 through Peaceville Records on CD and 12-inch vinyl, with general release set for September 27. Cover art is supplied by renowned fantasy/horror artist Matt Cavotta. The 12-inch vinyl edition comes with a free poster of the cover artwork and is limited to 1,000 numbered copies. The CD edition comes with a special limited postcard for pre-orders.

The track list:

01. The Tomb Within
02. My Corpse Shall Rise
03. Seven Skulls
04. Human Genocide
05. Mutant Village



On now, the ‘Summer of the Beast‘ sale features loads of reduced items, including tons of CDs and t-shirts. The European webstore has many top titles from the likes of ENTOMBED, DECAPITATED, MORBID ANGEL, BOLT THROWER, CARCASS and CATHEDRAL, available for as little as £4.20/€5.03 EUR. There are also plenty more merch items on sale for as little as £1.99/€2.38 EUR, including t-shirts from bands such as DEICIDE, EVILE, HATE ETERNAL, GAMA BOMB, OCEANO, BONDED BY BLOOD, MUNICIPAL WASTE, CAULDRON and more.

The US webstore is celebrating this beastly summer sale by reducing many of its products to the unholy price of $6.66, including t-shirts and CDs from the likes of BONDED BY BLOOD, CARCASS, DECAPITATED, ENTOMBED and many more. Many of these shirts are now down to the last few and won’t be reprinted, so grab them while stocks last!

Check out all of the offers available in the ‘Summer of the Beast

Europe – http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/752 (Pounds)

USA – http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/735 (USD)


I.C.S Vortex (ex-DIMMU BORGIR) will handle bass and vocals on South American tour

BORKNAGAR will be touring South America and two shows in Mexico are now finally confirmed. Check out the dates below. Brazil’s São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro fans will have the opportunity to see the band too. So get ready!
17 – Circo Volador – Mexico City, Mexico
18 – Arena Santa Lucia – Monterrey, Mexico
19 – Teatro La Mama – Bogota, Colombia
21 – Centro Comercial Mundial – La Paz, Bolivia
23 – Club Rock & Guitarras – Santiago, Chile
24 – Asbury Rock – Buenos Aires, Argentina
25 – Manifesto Bar – São Paulo, Brazil
26 – Bangu Atlético Club – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Øystein G. Brun (guitar) comments:
“We are now closing in for the South American tour in September and we are all really excited to head for the southern hemisphere. We are currently wrapping up the final songs for the set list and it will indeed be a special event- as I.C.S Vortex (ex-DIMMU BORGIR) will handle bass and vocals – and we will play several songs we never before have performed live. So hang in there, we will be around in less than two months. Hope to see you all folks!”
Lars Nedland (keyboards) comments:
“We have waited so long to be able to see South America, and now everything is finally set. This will be epic, and I cannot wait to meet our of loyal fans face to face.”

ILL NIÑO – Studio work in progress footage

Recently at SOS Metal Show we’ve spoken about ILL NIÑO. Well, now we all can check below for a video footage from ILL NIÑO guitarists Ahrue Luster and Diego Verduzco working on the tracks for the bands new alvum entitled “Dead New World”. Recording was made  at Illustrious Productions in Denver, Colorado. “Dead New World” will be released this fall via Victory Records.

Drummer Dave Chavarri comments:

“Our new CD is everything you expect from ILL NINO‘s original Latin metal sounds; it’s heavy as fuck, full of Cristian growling vocals, melodic choruses, tribal Latin rhythms, sick guitars, as well as also being the most progressive record we’ve ever recorded!!!”

For more news on the bands progress in studio check out their official myspace page at: http://www.myspace.com/illnino


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