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TOURNIQUET: 'Antiseptic Bloodbath' Studio Footage Posted Online

Christian metallers TOURNIQUET will release a new album, "Antiseptic Bloodbath", this summer via Pathogenic Records. The CD will feature guest guitar solos by Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH), Karl Sanders (NILE), Pat Travers, Bruce Franklin (TROUBLE) and Santiago Dobles (AGHORA). A two-and-a-half-minute video clip featuring footage from the album's April 2012 recording sessions can be seen below. ...

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ENSIFERUM: 'Unsung Heroes' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their fifth album, "Unsung Heroes", on August 27 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) at Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) in Hollola, Finland and other locations in the Hämeenlinna area. According to a press release, the hour-plus follow-up to 2009’s "From Afar" ...

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ELVENKING: First Studio Webisode Available

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland on February 24 with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA) to begin recording the new CD. Nino previously worked with the band on "The Winter Wake" and "The Scythe" CDs. The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the ...

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AMORPHIS To Play Special Acoustic Show

Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal icons AMORPHIS will play an acoustic show at Sampomäki in Sammatti, Finland on July 1. Sampomäki is the birthplace of Elias Lönnrot, the man behind the Finnish national epic "The Kalevala", which AMORPHIS is known for using as a source for its lyrics. AMORPHIS' latest album, "The Beginning Of Times", entered ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN, PAT TRAVERS, KARL SANDERS To Guest On New TOURNIQUET Album

Christian metallers TOURNIQUET will release a new album, "Antiseptic Bloodbath", this summer via Pathogenic Records. The CD will feature guest guitar solos by Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH), Karl Sanders (NILE), Pat Travers, Bruce Franklin (TROUBLE) and Santiago Dobles (AGHORA). A teaser trailer for the CD can be seen below. Also available is the album's cover artwork, ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: New Album Title Revealed

Long-running Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have set "Ugly Noise" as the title of their new album, which the band is currently writing for a tentative late 2012/early 2013 release. Funding for the next FLOTSAM AND JETSAM album is being aided by the PledgeMusic.com project, which encourages fans to contribute funds to the ...

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SONIC SYNDICATE Bassist Is Pregnant

Bassist Karin Axelsson of Swedish/British modern metallers SONIC SYNDICATE is pregnant with her first child. According to Karin, the baby is due the first week of October. She says, "Please welcome the next generation Axelsson." Axelsson is engaged to André Gonzales, guitarist of the Swedish band BY NIGHT. After an almost year-long hiatus, SONIC SYNDICATE ...

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TOURNIQUET To Release 'Antiseptic Bloodbath' This Summer

Christian metallers TOURNIQUET will release a new album, "Antiseptic Bloodbath", this summer via Pathogenic Records. A teaser trailer for the CD can be seen below. Also available is the album's cover artwork, which was created by Travis Smith of Seempieces (OPETH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, NEVERMORE, ICED EARTH, DEATH, AMORPHIS). Commented TOURNIQUET: "The title track, 'Antiseptic Bloodbath', ...

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JON OLIVA To Guest On New ELVENKING Album

Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, JON OLIVA'S PAIN) has recorded guest vocals on two songs for inclusion on the new album from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, due this fall via AFM Records. ELVENKING entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland on February 24 with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA) to begin recording the new ...

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ENSIFERUM: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their fifth album, "Unsung Heroes", on August 27 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) at Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) in Hollola, Finland and other locations in the Hämeenlinna area. According to a press release, the hour-plus follow-up to 2009’s "From Afar" ...

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FORGOTTEN TOMB Announces New Album, DVD

Italian black/doom metal outfit FORGOTTEN TOMB will release their seventh album, "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil", in the fall via Agonia Records. The CD will consist of seven brand new songs whcih are currently being recorded at Elfo Studio (Piacenza, Italy). Finland's Finnvox Studios (IMPALED NAZARENE, AMORPHIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, HIM) will take care ...

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SONIC SYNDICATE Is Back

Last year was an insane roller coaster for SONIC SYNDICATE with extremes of both highs and lows. The band played in front literally the biggest crowds of its entire career, but parted ways with two bandmembers. They were presented with gold records, among other music awards, but lost over 100,000 friends when their Facebook page ...

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ELVENKING Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING have parted ways with bassist Gorlan and have replaced him with Jakob. Commented the band: "[Jakob] already recorded the bass in the new album and the ones of you that have already seen him live [on the recent tour with RHAPSODY OF FIRE] know he's got some skills! Obviously, this also ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS: Footage From New Album Vocal-Recording Sessions

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS recently finished recording its seventh album at Sound Suite Studio in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes. The band is currently seeking a suitable record label to release the effort. A two-minute video clip featuring footage from the vocal-recording sessions for the new CD can be seen below. Commented the band: ...

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ENSIFERUM: Seventh Studio Webisode Available

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Spinefarm Records. The band states, "[We] started working at the famous Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) [in Hollola, Finland] last week with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) who is also mixing the album. From Petrax ...

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DARKTRIBE Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

French metallers DARKTRIBE have inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band's debut album, "Mysticeti Victoria", will be released worldwide on August 24. The CD was recorded at Artmusic Studio in Nice with Sebb Camhi and was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, MASTERPLAN) and Mika Jussila (SONATA ...

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DESCEND Working On New Material

Swedish progressive death metallers DESCEND have commenced the songwriting process for their sophomore album, tentatively due before the end of the year. A short video clip from the pre-production sessions can be found at this location. DESCEND's debut album, "Through The Eyes Of The Burdened", was released last May via Supernova Records. The ...

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ENSIFERUM: Sixth Studio Webisode Available

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Spinefarm Records. The band states, "[We] started working at the famous Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) [in Hollola, Finland] last week with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) who is also mixing the album. From Petrax ...

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ENSIFERUM: Fifth Studio Webisode Available

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Spinefarm Records. The band states, "[We] started working at the famous Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) [in Hollola, Finland] last week with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) who is also mixing the album. From Petrax ...

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ENSIFERUM: Fourth Studio Webisode Available

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Spinefarm Records. The band states, "[We] started working at the famous Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) [in Hollola, Finland] last week with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) who is also mixing the album. From Petrax ...

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IN MOURNING: 'The Weight Of Oceans' Audio Samples Available

"The Weight Of Oceans", the third full-length album from Swedish progressive death metallers IN MOURNING, will be released on April 18 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded in late 2011 at the Abyss and Black Lounge studios in Sweden with engineer Jonas Kjellgren. The cover art was created by Kristian Wåhlin and can be ...

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BARREN EARTH: New Song Available For Streaming

"As It Is Written", a brand new song from Finnish progressive death metallers BARREN EARTH, can be streamed using the player below. The track comes off the band's sophomore full-length album, "The Devil's Resolve", which will be released in North America on March 13 via Peaceville Records. The effort will be made available on CD ...

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AMORPHIS: Special Finnish Tour Announced

Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal icons AMORPHIS will embark on a tour of special concert halls in their homeland where they will perform rarely heard material and special acoustic versions of their classics. The dates are as follows: April 12 - Mikaeli - Mikkeli, Finland April 14 - Savonlinnasali - Savonlinna, Finland April 18 - Sibeliustalo ...

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