Heavy Metal News – January 08, 2013

ORANGE GOBLIN To Release ‘A Eulogy For The Fans’ In March

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Heavy-hitting British metal band ORANGE GOBLIN will release a live CD/DVD set, “A Eulogy For The Fans – Orange Goblin Live 2012”, on March 11 via Candlelight Records. The artwork was created by Jimbob Isaac and can be seen below.

CD/DVD set features:

** Disc 1 (CD)

Complete set live at Bloodstock Open Air festival on August 11, 2012 at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom

** Disc 2 (DVD)

Complete pro-shot sets live at Bloodstock Open Air festival on August 11, 2012 at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom and Hellfest on June 15, 2012 in Clisson, France. Plus promotional videos, the making of “Red Tide Rising” documentary, “Highway To Hellfest” short film, photo galleries and more.

The live audio from Bloodstock Open Air festival will also be released as a double gatefold vinyl.

ORANGE GOBLIN’s latest album, “A Eulogy For The Damned”, was released in February 2012 via Candlelight Records. The ten-track offering was recorded at The Animal Farm studio in South London, produced and engineered by Jamie Dodd and mastered two-time Grammy-nominated PINK FLOYD engineer Andy Jackson at Tube Mastering.

“A Eulogy For The Damned” was released on CD and limited-edition colored vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

Formed in 1995 (as OUR HAUNTED KINGDOM), ORANGE GOBLIN has released six full-length albums, developing an enthusiastic fan base that revels in the band’s aggressive sound built on “booze-sodden riffs and attitude.” Longtime label Rise Above Records has reissued the group’s super-heavy back catalog.


SACRED STEEL: New Song Available For Streaming

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“No God / No Religion”, a brand new song from veteran German metallers SACRED STEEL, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band’s eighth full-length studio album, “The Bloodshed Summoning”, which will be released on February 16 via Cruz Del Sur Music. The CD was produced by Bart Gabriel (CRYSTAL VIPER, LONEWOLF, JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR), and will be made available as a limited-edition vinyl LP, CD with three bonus tracks (including a MISFITS cover version) and as a digital download.

“The Bloodshed Summoning” track listing:

01. Storm Of Fire 1916
02. No God / No Religion
03. When The Siren Calls
04. The Darkness Of Angels
05. The Bloodshed Summoning
06. Under The Banner Of Blasphemy
07. Black Towers
08. Crypts Of The Fallen
09. The Night They Came To Kill
10. Join The Congregation
11. Journey Into Purgatory
12. Doomed To Eternal Hell

CD bonus tracks:

13. Perversions Of The Scriptures
14. Unbinding The Chains
15. Dig Up Her Bones

SACRED STEEL, which was previously signed to such labels as Metal Blade and Massacre, established itself in the ’90s as one of the leading true metal bands. Their albums “Wargods Of Metal” or “Bloodlust” are considered by many to be some of the best ’90s traditional metal releases.

SACRED STEEL’s last album, “Carnage Victory”, was released in 2009, and was supported by a number of European live shows, including well-received appearances at such festivals as Bang Your Head!!!, Summer Breeze and Rock Hard.


Kai Schindelar – Bass
Jens Sonnenberg – Guitar
Mathias Straub – Drums
Jonas Khalil – Guitar
Gerrit P. Mutz – Vocals


BLIND GUARDIAN: More ‘A Traveler’s Guide To Space And Time’ Box-Set Photos Available

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“A Traveler’s Guide To Space And Time”, a strictly limited-edition BLIND GUARDIAN box set with 15 CDs in 13 high-quality digipacks and only 8000 copies worldwide, will be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on February 1 and the rest of the world on February 4.

For the complete track listing, visit Blind-Guardian.com.




THYRFING: New Album Release Date, Track Listing Revealed

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Swedish viking/black metallers THYRFING will release their new album, “De Ödeslösa” (English translation: “The Fateless”) on March 1 via NoiseArt Records. The band’s first CD since 2008’s critically acclaimed “Hels Vite” was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, WITCHCRAFT).

“De Ödeslösa” track listing:

01. Mot Helgrind
02. Fordom
03. Veners Förfall
04. Illvilja
05. Kamp
06. Relik
07. Vindöga
08. De Ödeslösa

The cover artwork for “De Ödeslösa” was created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13Media and can be seen below.

After 17 years in the band, original member and bassist Kimmy Sjölund decided to leave THYRFING. Joakim Kristensson has since taken over the bass duties. The band also welcomed a new drummer, Dennis Ekdahl.

THYRFING 2013 is:

Jens Rydén – Vocals
Patrik Lindgren – Guitar
Fredrik Hernborg – Guitar
Joakim Kristensson – Bass
Peter Löf – Synthesizers
Dennis Ekdahl – Drums

“Hels Vite” was released in October 2008 via Regain Records. The CD was co-produced (with the band) by Jörgen Svensson of Tyroon Production and the cover artwork was created by the Swedish artist Mikael Schelén. The layout and the photos were handled by Jens Rydén.

THYRFING in 2007 announced the addition of Jens Rydén as the band’s new vocalist. Jens is best known as founding member and ex-vocalist of NAGLFAR and for his one-man army PROFUNDI.


AMON AMARTH Begins Recording New Album

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH have officially entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a tentative June release via Metal Blade Records. The CD is being helmed by British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with (MEGADETH, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY and ACCEPT.

Regarding AMON AMARTH’s decision to work with Sneap after utilizing Jens Bogren for the band’s last three studio efforts (2006’s “With Oden On Our Side”, 2008’s “Twilight Of The Thunder God” and 2011’s “Surtur Rising”), AMON AMARTH guitarist Olavi Mikkonen told Decibel magazine, “We were looking for a change, and Andy has been in our thoughts for some years now. After meeting with him, we felt a good connection. We think this is going to be a ripper.”

AMON AMARTH’s eighth studio album, “Surtur Rising”, sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Twilight of the Thunder God”, opened with more than 11,000 copies back in 2008 to land at No. 48.


Dark Descent Records To Release Poisoned Void From Finland’s VORUM on 1/25

On January 25th, 2013 Dark Descent Records and Woodcut Records will unleash Poisoned Void, the debut full-length from Finnish death metal four-piece VORUM.

One of the most devastating bands in Finland’s underground death metal scene, VORUM blend uncompromising aggression and a hauntingly murky atmosphere with moments of earth-swallowing death/doom for an album that will crush skulls and send children screaming out of the room in fright.

A promo video for the track “Dance of Heresy” has been posted at this location.

Poisoned Void will be available in North America as a jewel case CD through Dark Descent Records and worldwide in digipack and gatefold vinyl formats via Woodcut Records.

Visit the Dark Descent Records Store to pre-order.


1. Impetuous Fires
2. Death’s Stains
3. Rabid Blood
4. Thriving Darkness
5. Evil Seed
6. In Obscurity Revealed
7. Dance of Heresy
8. Poisoned Void


For more news and updates, head down to http://heavymetaltribune.tumblr.com/

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: