SECRET SPHERE – Japan Promo Tour
SECRET SPHERE’s Aldo Lonobile (guitars) and Michele Luppi (vocals) will be in Tokyo, Japan for a promo tour from December 15th to 20th. They will be meeting with some of the country’s best known metal publications, like Burrn! Magazine, Young Guitar and Geki Rock, and a special acoustic gig is planned for December 17th.
CODE OF SILENCE signs with Mausoleum/Rubicon
British Melodic Metallers Code Of Silence, fronted by Brazilian vocalist Gus Monsanto (Timo Tolkki’s Revolution Renaissance / Adagio / Symbolica / Lord Of Mushrooms), have signed with Mausoleum Records and Rubicon Music.
Produced by Paul Logue (Eden’s Curse) and mixed and mastered by Italian hot shot producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (Eden’s Curse / Hardline / Lionville) the band’s debut album “Dark Skies Over Babylon” is a grandiose thematic album based upon the tales of the legendary Knights Templar during the period of the Crusades.
The album is scheduled for release on January 23 in Japan, February 25 in Europe
KILMARA – Video Footage Recording Sessions
Spanish heavy metallers KILMARA posted a video from the demos recording sessions of the new album “Love Songs and Other Nightmares” online. KILMARA will travel to Slovakia, December 2nd in order to finish recordings of the band’s third record at Grapow Studios with Mr. Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween).
TAINTED NATION – Streaming Song “Loser”
UK’s modern hard rocker TAINTED NATION has posted a new song online titled “Loser” which the band co-wrote with Max Martin & Alexander Kronlund. The band’s debut album, F.E.A.R., will be released on January 25th, 2013 via Massacre Records. The song “Loser” can be streamed using the YouTube player below.
The new song is a reworked version of the song “Bimbo”, originally written by Max Martin (BACKSTREET BOYS, BRITNEY SPEARS, KELLY CLARKSON, PINK), Alexander Kronlund and Per Aldeheim for the Swedish pop-rock band LAMBRETTA. “Bimbo” reached position No.
MYSTERY BLUE – Album Release, Cover Revealed
French heavy metallers MYSTERY BLUE will release their 7th album, “Conquer The World” on December 21 worldwide via Road Show Productions. A rough studio version of the track “Running with the Pack” feat. Andreas Babuschkin of Paragon can be streamed using the YouTube player below.
The new album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Uwe Lulis (Grave Digger, Rebellion) at Black Solaris Studios, Frankfurt, Germany. The artwork and booklet was created by Jobert Mello, Sledgehammer Graphix (Sabaton, Primal Fear, Thunderbolt, Benedictum). Andreas Babuschkin (Paragon) feat.
VOODOO HIGHWAY signs with Dust On The Tracks
Italian hard rockers VOODOO HIGHWAY have signed a two-album deal with the German label Dust On The Tracks Records. Work on the band’s second LP, “SHOWDOWN” is completed and its worldwide release is scheduled for March 2013. Audio samples of the forthcoming second album, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
The new album was produced/mixed by Italian producer team Dysfunction Productions (Anthony Phillips, John Wetton, Logan Mader, etc.) and mastered by US senior mastering engineer Ue Nastasi (Gojira, AC/DC, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Yngwie Malmsteen, etc.) from Sterling Sound Studios.
ASHES YOU LEAVE – New Song Posted Online
“For The Heart, Soul and Mind”, a brand new song from Croatian Doom/Gothic metallers ASHES YOU LEAVE, can be streamed using the SoundCloud or YouTube player below.
“For The Heart, Soul and Mind” comes off ASHES YOU LEAVES’ sixth studio album, “The Cure For Happiness”, which is scheduled for release on November 29 worldwide via Rock N Growl Records.
ASHES YOU LEAVE recently signed with Rock N Growl Records.
The CD was recorded in the G.I.S. studios, under Matej Zec’s watchful eye.
SECRET SPHERE – Limited Album Edition
Italian metaller SECRET SPHERE are offering a exclusive deluxe limited edition “Numbered Wood-Case” box set featuring the band’s new album ‘Portrait Of A Dying Heart’: 30 pieces – Japan Edition (including one bonus track) and 50 pieces – European Edition + new T-Shirt + signed guitar pick + signed pictures and stainless steel band symbol. The special package is ready to ship on 19th November. To place a pre-order write to: promo (at) rockngrowl.com
“Portrait Of A Dying Heart” track listing:
1. Portrait Of A Dying Heart
3. Wish & Steadiness
FAMOUS UNDERGROUND Video Update Online
FAMOUS UNDERGROUND frontman Nick Walsh has issued a brief video update from the band’s home base in Toronto, which features a taste of some new material. The video can be streamed below:
BW&BK was given a preview of some of the new material stamped for the next Famous Underground album and comment: “We can tell you it’s considerably heavier than what fans and naysayers are expecting.”
Famous Underground recently signed a management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management.
KILMARA Completes Recording Drums
Spanish heavy metallers KILMARA has to announce that drummer “Javier Morillo” has finished the recording of the drum tracks of the new record “Love Songs and Other Nightmares”. The drum kit used was the Sonor of Bubinga that Ingo Schwichtenberg, the legendary Helloween drummer who sadly passed away, used to record albums like “Keeper of the Seven Keys” and “Walls of Jericho”.
During October and November KILMARA working with the guest musicians and arranging the demos at Wolf’Olive Studios in Barcelona, Spain.
Secret Sphere – New Song “Healing” Online
“Healing”, a brand new song from “Portrait of a Dying Heart”, the next album from Italian metal band SECRET SPHERE, can be streamed exclusive at SpazioRock.it using the link below.
SECRET SPHERE “HEALING”
SECRET SPHERE recently announced Michelle Luppi(Ex-Vision Divine/Ex-Thaurorod) as new vocalist to their ranks.
“Portrait of a Dying Heart“, the band’s seventh LP, is scheduled for a 2012 release date through Warner Music (Japan), October 24., 2012 and Scarlet Records (Rest of World), November 25., 2012.