Swedish melodic death metallers ENGEL have revealed a teaser video of the band’s new singer, who will debut at Gothenburg Sound Festival on next Friday, January 4th. Check out the teaser below.
On November 2012 ENGEL split ways with the vocalist Magnus Klavborn, and commented: “We are sad to say that Magnus will not be a member of ENGEL anymore. We had a really good run and we will miss him very much. There is no hard feelings between ENGEL and Magnus and we parted ways as friends, carrying with us a lot of good times and awesome memories.”
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METAL BLADE has issued the following:
Colorado metal act, Allegaeon, performed at Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins, CO on August 11th. They stand as the first metal band to ever be asked to perform at the annual festival, a fact which was highlighted on the fest’s website: http://www.bohemiannights.org/allegaeon-first-metal-band-at-bohemian-nights/. Allegaeon made the most of their day by filming a video for the song A Path Disclosed from their most recent album, Formshifter. A teaser for the video, which also includes behind the scenes footage, can be seen on the band’s youtube channel:
Guitarist Ryan Glisan comments;“We are beyond honored to be the first metal band that has ever been asked to play New West Fest and hope that it opens the doors to have more in the future, the show was a blast and the crowd was amazing, it was a treat. Also, we shot some footage for an upcoming live style music video, here’s a little teaser that pretty much sums up what it’s like to hang out with Allegaeon for a day.”
Allegaeon’s second full-length album, Formshifter, has significantly out-performed its predecessor and debuted at #29 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and #99 on the Top Hard Music Albums! This is a huge achievement for the band as they continue to carve out their rightful place within the metal community. Formshifter has been incredibly well received by press worldwide; the UK’s Kerrang Magazine raves in a 4/5 review: “It’s not just the magnificently blended barrage of monstrous riffs and insidious hooks. Nor is it solely due to the fact it sounds like the quartet are trying to bring the sky crashing down on your head. And it’s not just the wealth of complex leads that will make many guitarists petulantly sulk in the corner after a single exposure. It’s all of those elements – combined with great songwriting that makes the record truly special.”
“Formshifter” Billboard chart positions:
#29 Billboard New Artist Chart
#88 Billboard Top Independent Albums
#99 Billboard Top Hard Music Albums
NUCLEAR BLAST has issued the following:
Do you dare to take a first step into the Imaginaerum? Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdnYd2f3JSQ. Can be viewed also below.
In another teaser video, Tuomas gives some insight into the making of Nightwish’s new album. You can also take a first peek at behind-the-scenes footage from the film set! Check out the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABoeKGWtEBY
The first single “Storytime” will be released on November 11th. “Imaginaerum” is set for release on December 2nd, 2011. For more infos, check http://www.nightwish.com / http://www.nuclearblast.de/nightwish
A teaser for “The Key To A Black Heart”, the forthcoming second album from BLOOD MORTIZED — the Swedish death metal band featuring former AMON AMARTH guitarist Anders “Hansson” Biazzi (who played on AMON AMARTH’s first two albums, 1996’s “Sorrow Throughout The Nine Worlds” and 1998’s “Once Sent From The Golden Hall”) and CRYPT OF KERBEROS drummer Mattias Borgh — can be viewed below. Source: Blabbermouth.net
A teaser for “Bestial”, the most three-song EP from BLOOD MORTIZED — the Swedish death metal band featuring former AMON AMARTH guitarist Anders “Hansson” Biazzi (who played on AMON AMARTH’s first two albums, 1996’s “Sorrow Throughout The Nine Worlds” and 1998’s “Once Sent From The Golden Hall”) and CRYPT OF KERBEROS drummer Mattias Borgh — can be viewed below. Source: Blabbermouth.net
STARGAZERY, the Finnish hard rock band fronted by the ex-MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP vocalist Jari Tiura, will release its debut album, “Eye On The Sky”, on March 25 via Pure Legend Records, the new sublabel of Pure Steel Records. The CD was recorded and mixed at the HellGate and Reindeer Horns studios in Oulu, Finland and was mastered at the Bazement Studios. The cover artwork was created by Felipe Machado, who has previously worked with AXEL RUDI PELL, BLIND GUARDIAN, ICED EARTH and BLAZE BAYLEY.
The first teaser for “Eye On The Sky” can be viewed below.
Commented the band: “We all are very excited and happy to sign to Germany’s Pure Legend Records, an specialized sublabel of the well-known Pure Steel Records. We’ve seen that the label has been raising their profile year after year and we are really looking forward to work with them in the future.”
Added Pure Legend Records: “It’s a dream to release such a gem as first release. STARGAZERY are playing exactly the honest kind of music we want to support with Pure Legend Records. Anything (instruments, compositions and sound) can only be called excellent. You hear and practically feel the professionalism of the individual musicians. A perfect album in this genre!”
Norwegian old-school black metallers KAMPFAR will release their new album, “Mare”, in Europe on March 25 and in the U.S. on April 5 via Napalm Records. A one-minute teaser clip for “Mare” can be found below. Source: Blabbermouth.net