After releasing his concept solo album, Lost In The New Real, earlier this year, multi-instrumentalist ARJEN LUCASSEN has now begun writing songs for his next project: AYREON’s 8th studio album! While no release date is set yet, this currently untitled album is tentatively due out in 2013.
For your first preview of the new AYREON, please watch the video below for exclusive in the studio footage:
If you still haven’t heard ARJEN’s Lost In The New Real, be sure to check out the video for the track “Pink Beatles in a Purple Zeppelin”:
Swedish death metal overlords EVOCATION will release their fourth studio album, Illusions Of Grandeur, on October 22nd in North America via Century Media Records! Illusions Of Grandeur was recorded at IF Studios (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, etc.) & Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, etc.), and it features 10 tracks of supreme Swedish death metal, a perfect mélange of Stockholm rawness and Gothenburg epics. As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of AMON AMARTH laid down guest vocals on the song “Into Submission.”
To hear Illusions Of Grandeur in its entirety, please head over to Decibel Magazine.com for the exclusive album stream:
Illusions Of Grandeur track-listing:
1. Illusions Of Grandeur
2. Well Of Despair
3. Divide And Conquer
4. Perception Of Reality
5. Metus Odium
6. I’ll Be Your Suicide
7. Crimson Skies
8. Into Submission
9. The Seven Faces Of God
10. Final Disclosure
To pre-order Illusions Of Grandeur, please visit CM Distro for various CD/LP formats.
EVOCATION is currently working on a new video for the track “Divide And Conquer.” Stay tuned for more details about this upcoming video coming soon.
Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD have released the first single from their upcoming 13th studio album, Target Earth (due out January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America), today. “Mechanical Mind” is now available on all digital platforms; to download the track on iTunes, please click here. The “Mechanical Mind” 7″ vinyl will be available exclusively at CM Distro soon (with the VOIVOD skull etching by the band’s own drummer Away as the “b-side”). The 7″ will be available in the following colors and quantities:
To hear “Mechanical Mind,” please head over to Pitchfork.com for the track stream.
VOIVOD has also announced their only US appearance this year: on November 17th, the band will support NEUROSIS in Oakland, CA at the Fox Theater. For more event information, please click here.
To get the latest VOIVOD updates, be sure to download the band’s new free app for mobile smart phones here:
Stay tuned for more news about Target Earth and VOIVOD coming soon!
VOIVOD live 2012
10/11–Loppen–Copenhagen, Denmark **with UNKIND**
10/12–Betong–Oslo, Norway **with UNKIND**
10/13–Brew House–Gothenburg, Sweden **with UNKIND**
10/14–Hafenklang–Hamburg, Germany **with UNKIND**
10/16–Cassiopeia–Berlin, Germany **with UNKIND**
10/17–Progresja–Warsaw, Poland **with UNKIND**
10/18–HooDoo Club–Prague, Czech Republic **with UNKIND**
10/19–Dürer Kert–Budapest, Hungary **with UNKIND**
10/20–Bloom Club–Mezzago (Milan), Italy **with UNKIND**
10/21–Bad Bonn–Düdingen, Switzerland
10/22–Le Korigan–Luynes, France
10/23–Totem–Pamplona, Spain **with ARCH ENEMY**
10/24–Cine Teatro–Corroios, Portugal
10/25–Capitol–Santiago de Compostela, Spain **with ARCH ENEMY**
10/26–La Riviera–Madrid, Spain **with ARCH ENEMY**
10/27–Razzmatazz 2–Barcelona, Spain **with ARCH ENEMY**
10/30–MILK Club–Moscow, Russia
11/17–Fox Theater–Oakland, CA **with NEUROSIS, YOB**