A trailer for “Un-Slaved”, the new video from ICON IN ME — the Russian/Swedish/Danish modern metal band featuring HOSTILE BREED guitarist Dmitry Frans, Danish drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen (SUBMISSION, THE ARCANE ORDER, SCARVE, INSTANT CARNAGE, STRANGLER, SCARVE, SOILWORK) and Swedish vocalist Tony Jelencovich (M.A.N, ex-MNEMIC, TRANSPORT LEAGUE) — can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in February in Moscow. The track features a guest guitar solo by Anders Björler of THE HAUNTED. Source: Blabbermouth.net
The first trailer for “Khaos Legions”, the new album from Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY, can be viewed below. Due on May 30 in Europe and June 7 in the U.S. via Century Media Records, the CD will mark the band’s return to new, original material, after the release of the “Tyrants Of The Rising Sun – Live In Japan” live DVD/CD (2008) and the re-recordings album, “The Root Of All Evil” (2009). The effort was tracked at Sweet Spot Studio in the south of Sweden with engineer Rickard Bengtsson (who produced 2005’s “Doomsday Machine”). Source: Blabbermouth.net
“Khaos Legions” trailer:
“Yesterday Is Dead And Gone” video:
CHROME DIVISION, the Norwegian five-piece featuring DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath (a.k.a. Stian Thoresen) on guitar, recently filmed a video for the song “Bulldogs Unleashed” with director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE, KAMELOT), who previously worked with the group on the “Serial Killer” clip (off 2006’s “Doomsday Rock ‘N’ Roll” album). A trailer for the “Bulldogs Unleashed” video can be viewed below. Source: Blabbermouth.net
A five-minute trailer for “The Beginning Of Times”, the new album from Finnish metallers AMORPHIS, can be viewed below. Due on May 27 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD is described as “the most challenging AMORPHIS album so far in terms of both music and lyrics.” Its central character is the iconic hero of Finnish mythology, Väinämöinen, whose tale has been masterfully retold by lyricist Pekka Kainulainen.
“The Beginning Of Times” was produced by the band; vocals were recorded under the guidance of Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT) in his home studio in Kuopio. Like its predecessors, the album was mixed by Mikko Karmila. Its cover artwork shows Travis Smith‘s magnificent interpretation of the mythological birth of the world from a goldeneye’s egg.
“The Beginning Of Times” track listing:
01. Battle For Light
03. My Enemy
04. You I Need
05. Song Of The Sage
06. Three Words
09. On A Stranded Shore
11. Crack In A Stone
12. Beginning Of Time
13. Heart’s Song (digipack bonus track)
“You I Need”, the new single from AMORPHIS, is available for streaming at this location. The song will be released digitally in Finland on April 20 and in other countries on April 22.
“Unseen”, the seventh studio album from Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED, will be released on March 22 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records. The CD was once again recorded with longtime producer Tue Madsen (MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST, SICK OF IT ALL) at his Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark. A new trailer for the album can be viewed below. Source: Blabbermouth.net
A short trailer for “Performocracy”, the forthcoming fourth album from Swedish hard rockers THE POODLES, can be viewed below. Due on April 15 in Europe (May 5 in North America) via Frontiers Records, the CD was again produced by Mats Valentin, but this time Tobias Lindell (EUROPE, MUSTASCH) mixed the 12 outstanding tracks that make up the effort. Source: Blabbermouth.net