FEAR FACTORY have finished recording their brand new album entitled “The Industrialist”. The new CD is to be released this year in Europe via AFM Records and in the U.S. through Candlelight. Co-production was once again handled by the band and Rhys Fulber (FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, PARADISE LOST), with additional tracking by Logan Mader (DEVILDRIVER, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULFLY). Mixing works are now being handled by Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, SKINNY PUPPY) and Dino Cazares at a studio in Canada. Soon more news.
Dutch female-fronted thrashers IZEGRIM launched a brand new video clip for the song “Victim Of Honor”. The clip, which features the “Dutch playmate Tanja and alcoholic scumbag Maarten“, was produced and edited by Arno Zuidgeest. The song comes off the bands latest album, “Code Of Consequences”, which was released in February 2011 via Listenable Records.
The tracks list:
01. Victim Of Honor
02. My Secret Society
04. Center Of Momentum
06. Final Farewell
07. Fade Into Obscurity
08. Psychopathic Mind
09. Population Zero
10. Code Of Consequences
KILLING JOKE‘s original line up is releasing the bands brand new album “MMXII” (2012), on April 2 via Spinefarm Records. Besides the regular formats (CD harcopy and Digital), “MMXII” will also receive a Double Colored Vinyl issue. Use the youtube link below to listen to RAPTURE, the first single from the new album.
Check below for all MMXII formats:
01. Pole Shift
02. Fema Camp
04. Colony Collapse
05. Corporate Elect
06. In Cythera
10. On All Hallow’s Eve
Double Colored Gatefold Vinyl
01. Pole Shift
02. Fema Camp
02. Colony Collapse
03. Corporate Elect
01. In Cythera
02. On All Hallow’s Eve
iTunes exclusive track
11. New Uprising
KREATOR will release their brand new album “Phantom Antichrist”, on June 1st in Europe and on June 5th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. As previously reported, the CD is currently being recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, with Jens Bogren (OPETH, HEAVENWOOD, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, DEVIN TOWNSEND, AMON AMARTH among others). Check out the front cover art below.
Miland “Mille” Petrozza – Vocals, Guitrar
Sami Yli-Sirniö – Guitar
Christian “Speesy” Giesler – Bass
Jürgen “Ventor” Reil – Drums
ADRENALINE MOB, the new MIKE PORTNOY band featuring Russell Allen (Symphony X), Mike Orlando on Guitars has announced the addition of bassist John Moyer (DISTURBED). He’ll be debuting with the band on a live show to happen on March 12 at the Hiro Ballroom in New York city, one day before the launch of the bands first release Omertá.
“Mike Portnoy called me about auditioning for his new band ADRENALINE MOB. He had heard through the grapevine that I was looking to stay busy while DISTURBED is on hiatus. After jamming with Russ, Mike Orlando, and Portnoy, the chemistry as musicians was undeniable. I am super stoked about joining ‘The Family’ and I can’t wait to hit the road with these guys and see what kind of musical mayhem we can create!”
You can now check below for a 2 minutes audio sample of “Indifferent”.
“Omertá” track listing:
04. All On The Line
05. Hit The Wall
06. Feelin’ Me
07. Come Undone (feat. Lzzy Hale)
08. Believe Me
09. Down To The Floor
10. Angel Sky
11. Freight Train
CLUTCH fans can already be alert because Weathermaker Music will release next February 28 a double vinyl edition of “Blast Tyrant”. The release will be a 180-gram expanded vinyl containing 16 songs and including six mini-posters taken straight from “Blast Tyrant”‘s “Atlas Of The Invisible World”.Each illustrated poster is sized 8.5″ x 11″ and depicts one of the various characters featured within the “Blast Tyrant” storyline. You can purchase the release prior to Feb 28 exclusively via www.clutchmerch.com.
A curious fact: You will be hearing the band’s music in the mid-season premiere of “The Walking Dead” on February 12 on AMC.
This past week, PRONG has confirmed the release of CARVED INTO STONE, the bands brand new album, on April 24 via LING BRANCH RECORDS. Also revealed were both the track list and cover artwork, check below. For this new album, the bands line up was completed by TONY CAMPOS on Bass and ALEXEI RODRIGUES on Drums. Producer Steve Evetts stated that CARVED INTO STONE is PRONG in it’s quintessence.
Carved Into Stone tracks list
‘Keep On Living In Pain’
‘Revenge… Best Served Cold’
‘State Of Rebellion’
‘Put Myself To Sleep’
‘List Of Grievances’
‘Carved Into Stone’
‘Path Of Least Resistance’
PRONG Tour dates:
16 – Santa Clara, CA – The Avalon
17 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades*
18 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory *
22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Viper Room
23 – Las Vegas, NV – LVCS
24 – Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
25 – Fresno, CA – Starline
26 – Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
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Under the name of TITANS OF ROCK, Gene Simmons and a crew of well known musicians are to endure a South American tour on April. According to Peruvian newspaper “El Comercio” , the line up for TITANS OF ROCK includes the names of:
Duff McKagan (Guns N ‘Roses)
Joe Elliot (Def Leppard)
Gilby Clark (Guns N’ Roses)
Ed Roland (Collective Soul)
Steve Stevens (Billy Idol)
Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple)
Matt Sorum (Guns N ‘Roses)
Jason Newsted (Metallica)
Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe)
These are the first dates for the South American Tour. More info can be found here.
ABRIL 19, Lima, Peru
ABRIL 22, São Paulo, Brasil
ABRIL 24, Assunção, Paraguai
ABRIL 26, Buenos Aires, Argentina
ABRIL 28, Santiago, Chile
ABRIL 30, Guatemala City, Guatemala
MAIO 02, San Jose, Costa Rica
Portuguese MOONSPELL has revealed the brand new album artwork that which will be their new full length release “ALPHA NOIR“. The album will be released on April 27 in over 50 countries via Napalm Records. ALPHA NOIR‘s special edition includes a second CD entitled “OMEGA WHITE“, and it features 8 songs.
The official ALPHA NOIR introduction to all fans will take place on May 12 in a gig at CAMPO PEQUENO, Lisboa city, Portugal. The show starts at 9pm and tickets are available since january 19. Prices are €20 (advanced purchase) and €23 at the box.
Commented Fernando Ribeiro:
“A true band has to have to a glorious past, a solid present and a bright future. More than that, a true band has to know how to live throughout all these seasons, dealing with their ghosts, their shadows, their aim at the light, moulding darkness with personality, with the impulse to be better, to do better while getting close to theirselves. Their true heart, soul and flesh.
“Never a MOONSPELL album came so close to be absolute like the new opus magna (masterpiece) ‘Alpha Noir’, scheduled to be proudly released by Napalm Records on April 27th, when spring racks through the wastes of winter, bursting new colours over familiar sights, once silent and white, now fiery under the blackest of suns.
“The concept of this new record, painstakingly composed by the Portuguese gothic metal knights over the past three years, after the public and critically acclaimed ‘Night Eternal’, is bulletproof. The band managed to split their heart and soul in half and the result is that they came even closer to themselves, the ambitious band they always were, with a undying wish not to claim any throne but to build their own ships that would take them and their fans to ‘give new worlds to the world,’ like in the age of discovery where the Portuguese were a leading force in the world.
“With their country drowned in a corrosive crisis, MOONSPELL filled their lungs with pride and created an incendiary album, with nine outbursts of their rockiest and thrashier riffs made superiorly dimensioned by the reindivictative lyrical content and songs structure that take you by storm from the first listen on. MOONSPELL has tapped a notch into their energy filled gothic metal by adding a guitar wall forjed by timeless artists like BATHORY, KING DIAMOND or in a twist ofthe knive to old thrash metal legends like ONSLAUGHT, METALLICA early works or even TESTAMENT and ARTILLERY, making ‘Alpha Noir’ a truly surpring and fresh record where all the songs have a climax effect about them, an high tension charm that will for sure electricize audiences when played on a stage.
“Songs like the title track (‘Alpha Noir’), the infectious ‘Versus’, the wolf hymn ‘Lickanthrope’ or the Portuguese sung ‘Em Nome Do Medo’ (In The Name Of Fear) and the closing epic ‘Grandstand’, might get you a welcoming chilling of the past but make no mistake: ‘Alpha Noir’ is a leap of faith and belief in their writing skills and progressive musicianship.
“Together with ‘Alpha Noir’ packed in a deluxe and special edition on digipack, MOONSPELL and Napalm offers no live DVD, making-of or any kind of filler. Instead they put in the table another offerend: ‘Ómega White’, the musical twin of ‘Alpha Noir’, a collection of eight songs of pure atmosphere and shadow, close to their breakthrough album ‘Irreligious’, in a just homage to their TYPE O NEGATIVE and SISTERS OF MERCY roots. Tracks like the erotic ‘Herodisiac’, the catchy ‘White Skies’ or the heartbreaking ‘Whiteomega’ will for sure keep you in dark company through a night of fear and loss, both soothing and provoking.
“Both masterpieces were produced and mixed by Tue Madsen, pre-produced by Benny Richter.
“Each song a jewel, each song a stronghold!
“Keep your watch and do not miss this new MOONSPELL record, for it is a true mortal sin to stay away from these eighty minutes of music, beautifully and violently craved by one of the most legendary and imaginative bands ever to surface the European scene. Do not forget to get your hands on this masterpiece and to watch the band live in the summer festivals around Europe. ‘Alpha Noir’/'Ómega White’ will also be played in their entirety in Lisbon’s Campo Pequeno, that holds 5,000 fans, in their homeland Portugal in the most daring stage set and visuals the band has ever tried.”
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