First Details Of Debut Full Length Revealed By Funeral Baptism

After a well acclaimed debut EP “Gate” (still available for free streaming at this location), Bucharest based duo Funeral Baptism is finally ready to reveal the first details on the upcoming full length album to be released in collaboration with Loud Rage Music by the end of this year. Stay tuned for more details soon.

The band’s first album will be titled “The Venom of God,” and here’s what they had to say about it: “We worked hard on this album and we think to have reached a perfect balance between atmosphere and aggression. We bring more variety yet keeping the traditional basis of Black Metal intact.”

“The Venom of God” artwork is the work of Gheorghe Paraschiv (the photo part) and Cristina Ustinescu (the editing part). Check it out along with the opening track “The Seething Spirit” is now streaming here:

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Wolf Hoffmann Discusses Missing Song From “Headbangers Symphony”

Wolf Hoffmann is going to see the release of his new solo album, “Headbangers Symphony,” twenty years after his first solo release, “Classical.”

Metal Shock Finland’s Mohsen Fayazi recently conducted an interview with Wolf where he surprised the fans with two pieces of news. Some excerpts can be read below. When asked about the personnel who were involved, Wolf revealed a tragic surprise:

Devin Townsend played a bass track for me. Unfortunately, that track did not even make it onto the album yet because there were some legal issues. It’s a great track which broke my heart that we couldn’t make it on the album, we will release it soon. It’s Romeo and Juliet, by Prokofiev, it’s ‘Dance Of The Knights’, it’s almost one of my favourites and Devin Townsend played an amazing bass track on it.

The problem is that the author has only been dead 68 or close to 70 years, something like that, so it’s not quite over the limit of where it becomes public domain. So, instead of taking any chances, the label decided to ask for permission and the permission never came, because it was dragging on and on and on. And in the meantime they decided we have to go ahead and release the album without the track. And now of course we got the permission from the family to use it, but it’s too late now, the album’s already printed.

The song turned out really good and so it’s too bad it didn’t make it – it fit on there really well, it rounded it off even more. But hey, it is what it is and sometimes you gotta move on and suck it up, what else can you do.

Wolf Hoffmann has another surprise for his fans, he and a professional team have been working on a new video:

It’s supposed to be a bit of a surprise, so I probably shouldn’t even say what it is, I think we had a pretty cool idea how to present this song. The video is called Bald Mountain, I can tell you that already. It’s hopefully coming out sometime soon, we’re at the editing phase right now and it’s gonna be released just before, around the release date of the album I think.

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Lyric Video For New Track “Never Surrender” Posted By SpiteFuell

Just one month after the Strangelet disbanded and the announcement of a musical continuation of some ex-members continued under the new name SpiteFuel, the band has released the first single with new lineup!

Under the wings of Andy Horn in the Red Room Studios (Halford, Fireleaf, Liv Kristine, Rob Rock), the high-class Hard’n Heavy Hymn “Never Surrender” was recorded. Refined with a Guitar Sound Editing by Markus “Ulle” Ullrich (Lanfear, Septagon, Them), the song with catchy warranty was released as lyric video, which you can check out in the player below. A full length album is scheduled for next spring on MDD Records.

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Morkobot Announces New Album “GoRgO”

For twelve years now, the three messengers of MoRkObOt have been elaborating on their discography with a series of increasingly perplexing and infectious records. “GoRgO” is the brand new album of low-end noise rock origami from Lin (bass), Lan (bass) and Lon (drums), due to be released on Supernatural Cat this September.

“GoRgO,” MoRkObOt’s fifth full-length, was recorded from November 2015 to January 2016 by Giulio Ragno Favero (Zu, Teatro Degli Orrori, OvO, One Dimensional Man) at Lignum Studio in Padova, Italy.

The album took only three days to record, and was cut live in a minimal amount of takes, testament to the trio’s impressive musical coherence and unity, and the mixing process took another eight days, with no further editing being required.

“GoRgO” is set to be be released on September 16th via Supernatural Cat, the label operated by members of Ufomammut. Audio and video excerpts from the album shall follow in the months ahead.

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Eye Of The Destroyer Releasing New EP “Ezekiel 16:21”

Eye Of The Destroyer has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new EP and shooting a music video:

“The release date for the new EP entitled ‘Ezekiel 16:21’ is January 6th, 2015. Pre-orders for the new t-shirt design and album are available on our Big Cartel. Don’t be the last of your friends to pick up a copy of the album and the new shirt. Go get it now!

“The record was recorded by our guitarist Chris Halpin at Destroyer Studios in Kenilworth, NJ. We are very excited to release our new music. We have been working very hard to bring you new material that keeps getting better.

“We are shooting a music video for our single, ‘Eaten Alive.’ Special thanks to Josh Buono who will be doing all of our editing and Eddie Gana from Ganador FX who will be making everyone look dead and terrifying. We will be sacrificing and killing our friends in the video so be sure to check it out! Prepare to be Eaten Alive!”

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C.F.A. Posts Third In Series Of Four Videos

The raucous good time Tacoma punkers of C.F.A. (Cody Foster Army) have announced that the third in a series of four videos, “Built Up Knocked Down,” from the massively hailed Ripple Music debut album “Managed By The Devil, Brought To You By The Grace Of God.” This video, which follows “Sons of the Soil” and “Kick Rocks,” was Cody’s concept. C.F.A. did all the filming and lighting. Killiam Lord did all the editing and visual effects. And the whole thing was shot in C.F.A.’s lair, otherwise known as the Bro-Op.

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"Imaginareum" Movie Director Posts Film Update

Stobe Harju, the director of Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish’s forthcoming movie project on which its latest album “Imaginareum” was based, posted a status update on the film. No release date has yet been set. The post reads as follows:

Where should I begin. Much has happened since the last update, too much, to write you another one.

Last months have been a battle getting all the required visual effects into the film as they deserve to be made. As I’m writing this update, the people in Montreal are working hard on the visuals. Since we are still in this stage the teaser trailer and trailer edit have had to wait for a while.

As some of you might have seen from Twitter, the film has reached a picture lock. It means, that no more raw editing will be done for the film and all the shots have their final length so that the visual effects team can finalize them. Naturally, it doesn’t stop there.

What we have done during the past month has been looking through the film and doing a list of all the adr (additional dialogue recording). In short. Dig out the script, watch the film, see where the lines can be improved or new lines added, mark them down, send them out, close the script, lock the bastard, get the actors to do some new lines, record them, mix and sync them over the old lines in the film and voilà we have the final top quality dialogue for the movie. Sounds mundane, but many of the films have improved greatly because of this procedure.

The soundtrack on Petri Alanko’s desk is doing great. After the last edit for the film, there were many things that made the guy literally pull his hair out of his head. I guess it’s sync issues mainly. Nevertheless, the band is very impressed of what they’ve heard so far and remember, there’s only going to be a few original songs from Imaginaerum album because the rest will have a more cinematic nature to them. I’ve asked Petri to write an update specifically to you all who are reading this since I gather, you all are getting fairly bored reading my scribbles only.

As I was visiting Nightwish, Helsinki gig on last saturday with some friends, Including Petri Alanko, I was pretty sure we got some shivering ideas of what you, the Nightwish fans, would like to hear in the film. Anyway, Nightwish was fantastic as always and I really got some kicks getting to see the old friends in the backstage once again. Emotional stuff.

As usual, saving the best for last is the obvious thing to do. The teaser trailer is on my desk at the moment, meaning that the editing for the raw version will begin shortly. This will take some time though, because the visual effects that should be in the teaser are still work in progress, there’s the sound mixing and coloring to do for those parts of the film and therefore we cannot predict the date, but it’s coming out sooner or later anyway. Hopefully sooner dear friends.

In the meanwhile, have a magical spring time waiting for that winter’s last snowflake (wink).

Stobe Harju – The Director, Imaginaerum (Helsinki, Finland 12th March, 2012)

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Triosphere To Record New Music Video For "The Road Less Travelled"

Norwegian power/progressive band Triosphere are recording a new music video for the title track of the 2010 release “The Road Less Travelled.” The band posted the following status update on the official Facebook page:

“This weekend we put our necks to the test by thoroughly shaking them in all possible directions, as one of the many visual ingredients in the making of our new music video! That’s right, we finally got our act together and teamed up with Gammaglimt Videoproduksjon to make some seriously heavy footage. The video is for one of the tracks on “The Road Less Travelled”, and we’re currently looking at the raw material before starting the editing process. We are really excited about this one, and can’t wait to show you the final result! Stay tuned…”

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