A smattering of the day’s heavy metal news in one convenient post…
Surprise! Anaal Nathrakh has a new album, Passion, on the way. Right now the release date is still in the “rumored” phase but I’ve heard the summer months. Maybe June/July. And as if just the news wasn’t enough, Candlelight Records have released an e-card with a new track for your listening pleasure from Passion titled Volenti Non Fit Iniuria. You can check that out here.
Utah’s own black/death troupe Malignant Inception recently replaced their bass player and keyboardist and now have set their sights on recording their third full-length album. The record will feature the three revamped tracks from their 2010 EP, Nefarious Evils. So to get you primed and lubed up for this coming beast, the band is giving away Nefarious Evils as a free download. Click here to get your copy and don’t forget to leave the band some feedback in the comments section.
After the jump: BTBAM’s greatest hits, line up changes for a certain popular female fronted metal band, a new video from Pegazus, some tour dates you need to know, and more…
Sure “Best Of’s” are just mindless cash grabs but can you blame Victory? They recently lost Between the Buried and Me --who I’m assuming was a cash cow -- to Metal Blade Records. So as a last hurrah they’ll be releasing a special “best of” package featuring a 3 CD/DVD set with 20 songs spanning the bands career to this point, a sticker and a limited edition t-shirt. Which, if you’re in to this sort of thing, is actually a steal at only $22.
Within Temptation has finally announced the addition of a new drummer joining the ranks. Mike Coolen, who’s played with Silkston and Maiden United, is now the band’s full time drummer and as you can tell by the video above he’s pretty stoked about it.
Within Temptation’s new album, The Unforgiving will be released March 25 on Roadrunner Records.
Pegazus, Australia’s heroic metal outfit, released the following video for the track Haunting Me off their forthcoming record In Metal We Trust. The album will mark the band’s first studio release in nearly nine years and Justin Fleming, the band’s original vocalist, is back for this release following his departure after the band released their first album.
In Metal We Trust is to be released on April 15 via Black Leather Records.
North Carolina Doomsters, Sourvein are heading out on tour next month with Jucifer. The 13-date jaunt will begin in Baltimore on March 1 and wrap up on the 13th in Maryland.
Sourvein Disturbing The Peace Tour 2011:
3/01/2011 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
3/02/2011 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
3/03/2011 Cadelonia Lounge - Athens, GA
3/04/2011 Wormhole - Savannah, GA
3/05/2011 Checkpoint Charlie's - New Orleans, LA
Jucifer joins tour:
3/06/2011 Rouge - Fayetteville, AR
3/07/2011 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
3/08/2011 Exit Inn - Nashville, TN
3/09/2011 JJ's - Chattanooga, TN
3/10/2011 Soapbox Lounge - Wilmington, NC
3/11/2011 Tremont - Charlotte, NC
3/12/2011 Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
3/13/2011 Krug's Place - Frederick, MD w/ Iron Man (no Jucifer)
Sourvein are readying to release their third studio full-length, titled Black Fangs, this June via Candlelight Records.
And lastly but not leastly…
Leaves’ Eyes will release their new album, Maredead, on April 22 in Europe. North America dates will follow shortly. Below you can have a look at the official track listing and if you didn’t figure it already the picture above is to be the album's cover.
Meredead track listing:
01. Spirits' Masquerade
03. Velvet Heart
05. To France (Mike Oldfield cover)
08. Mine Tåror er ei Grimme
09. Empty Horizon
12. Tell-Tale Eyes
13. Sorhleod (bonus track)