Masters of Orchestral Fantasy Metal, ENID, just shot a new Studio video for the album  Munsalvaesche scheduled for code666 on November 28th, 2011.

The video is split in four interesting Studio Reports regarding the whole production of the new album and was  produced and directed by Martin Wiese.

The “making of” video for the Orchestral parts of Musalvaesche is online on YouTube here:

while the “making of” video for the Groovy/Metal parts of Musalvaesche is online here:

and here’s the third video:

October 12, 2011 is the release day of the Rain’s new work “XXX”, subtitled “30 years on the road”. So many are the years spent on tour by the band, working hard in order to be a solid touchstone in the Italian (and not only) rock and metal panorama. The three X’s of the title represent number 30 in Roman numerals, but, ironically, they are also the symbol  of highly erotic films, eroticism being often present in the band’s texts. This work is a sort of celebration of the thirty years since 1980, but far from being a compilation or a best of, it’s a choice of 13 pieces (one of which new) from the previous 8 albums, re-adapted, re-arranged and completely re-sung, masterized by Mats “Limpan” Lindfords in the famous Cutting Room Studios in Stockholm. The result is an elaborate album, modern but still with hard & heavy sonority, the brand of the Bolognese band. “XXX” is released by Aural Music and will be available in cd and vinyl; it can also be downloaded on digital supports.

The tracklist will be slightly different from the vinyl:

Tracklist cd:
1 Energy
2 Whiskey on the route 666
3 Blood Sport
4 Rain Revolution
5 The Gate
6 Born to Kill
7 We Want R.n.R
8 In the Night
9 End Of Time ( cd exclusive track)
10 Only your dreams
11 Fight for the power
12 Only for the rain crew
13 Rain Are Us ( acoustic version)

Tracklist Lp:
1 Whiskey on the route 666
2  Blood Sport
3 In the Night
4 The Gate
5 Network ( lp exclusive track)
6 Only for the rain crew
7 Born to kill
8 Energy
9 Rain Revolution
10 We watt R.n.R
11 Only your dreams
12 Fight for the power
13 Rain Are Us ( acoustic version)

Live dates and promotion: In order to promote their new album, the band will be on tour from October 15, 2011 to March 2012. The tour will consists of two parts and will rely on the quality rather than the quantity of the concerts. The first date of the tour will be precisely October 15 at Tilburg, Holland. A release party will follow on November 5 at the Boulevard Music Club of Misano Adriatico (Rimini) where the band will perform a showcase and will be supported on stage by guests and friends. On November 12 they will be at Onirica, Parma, and on November 19 at the Black Out in Rome. More dates are being arranged both for the first and the second leg of the tour, in Italy and Europe. Another important appointment (extra tour) will be their presence as headliner on the stage of “Songs for a friend”, a charity festival in aid of the victims of road accidents which will be held at Trecate, Novara, on September 23, 2011. But it’s not only the Live concerts that will promote the new work of the Rain. The band will be a guest in many radio and television programs where they will present the video of their piece “Whiskey on route 666”, shot at Tarifa in Spain at mid-September.

TODTGELICHTER have been confirmed as special guest for the Heidenfest extended shows. Thus, the billing is as follows:


Special Guests (at Extended Shows):

The dates for the extendes shows are:
• 30.09.2011 DE – Geiselwind, Music Hall
• 01.10.2011 DE – Giessen, Hessenhalle
• 07.10.2011 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
• 08.10.2011 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
• 09.10.2011 NL – Tilburg, O13

the band will hold a signing session on Saturday 1st october, from 17:30 – 18:00.

the band also announced the signing of a new management deal: “We are proud to announce that TODTGELICHTER have combined forces with the renowned booking agency DRAGON PRODUCTIONS and thus join the ranks of bands such as a.o. RAGE, DARK FUNERAL, ENDSTILLE & PRIMORDIAL. Of course we will work as hard as ever to make the TODTGELICHTER-live experience an unforgettable one – even more so with the perfect partner to spread Angst worldwide!”

Belgian “Neoclassical Black Metal” band SAILLE have inked a new multi-album deal with code666 (part of the Aural Music Group).

The band, who are inspired by the legends of European Black metal, formed in the summer of 2008 by Keyboard player Dries to create the music he was fond of (symphonic black metal with a threatening feel, in the style of Tartaros, Limbonic Art and Keep of Kalessin) Dries started writing several songs of which some contained remnants of Dries’ former band Mortifer. It was thus a logical choice to cooperate with former Mortifer vocalist/guitarplayer Jonathan Vanderwal. After contacting drummer Gert Monden of In-Quest and text-writer Filip Dupont of Gorath, the further development of songs could proceed. with the help from ReinieR of Fleshmould/Shumcot studio and several other musicians the recordings for the first album “Irreversible Decay” started at the end of 2009. SAILLE’s debut album, “Irreversible Decay”, was issued in February 2011 through code666 with worldwide critical acclaim.

SAILLE mainman Dries Gaerdelen commented on the new deal: “We are very proud to be working with code666 again. They supported us since the very beginning and it is important for us to have such a renowned label with us. We admire several bands that this label works with and look forward to releasing our second album under the code666 mark. We are also working on a special tour package for April 2012 together with other Belgian bands, more info here:”

code666’s Emiliano Lanzoni stated: “SAILLE are great musicians: these guys have great musical talent, great style, and great attitude. They’re a hard-working, motivated bunch of guys and they have what it takes to rise to the top of the current metal scene.”

SAILLE are now beginning work on their code666 second album, to be released worldwide in late 2012.

ENID, the german fantasy metal band, re-signed with code666 for their brand new album, here’s the official press-statement from mainman Martin Wiese:

“Folks! It’s a strange but great feeling to be back in business, so to say. ENID is a kind of Snow White these days, waking up after years of sleep, but more beautiful and riper than ever before. A lot of things have changed since 2004 and “Gradwanderer”. I’ve developed as a composer, musician and vocalist, I have worked with a totally different line-up and much more skilled musicians this time… and I took the time to work on an album as long as it was needed, for the first time in ENID’s history. I’m happy that our old label code666 is going to release this coming fifth album. Good to know that now and then taste and belief in art still prevail. If everything goes like planned, you’ll hear the result of the last years’ hard and intense work late this year. Something for your Christmas tree so to say. We’ll reveal all details about the album (title, artwork, studio reports, teasers…) during the coming weeks on our Facebook profile exclusively. Say hello and let us know if you’re still out there.”

Yorkshire Prog Doom Death Metallers The Prophecy made history in August by becoming the first band from the United Kingdom to play in Cuba. The band are also the only band ever to play doom in the country. Participating in this years Brutalfest tour, a string of touring festival dates across the country organised by David Chapet (brutal Breakdown records) and Yuri Ávila (Directora Agencia Cubana de Rock), the band played dates in Havana, Pinar Del Rio, Matanzas, Santa Clara and Camaguey.
Also upcoming tour with Saturnus and Esoteric – UK Gigs 2011:

Doom over England – Saturnus, Esoteric, The Prophecy
• Fri 21 October, The Masque, Liverpool
• Sat 22 October, The Old Bell, Derby
• Sun 23 October, The Purple Turtle, London Doom Over London II

The Great Exhibition – The Prophecy, Old Corpse Road, Northern Oak, Eibon LaFuries
• Friday 18th November, The Snooty Fox, Wakefield
• Saturday 19th November, The Old Bell, Derby
• Friday 25th November, The Corporation Sheffield
• Saturday 26th November, The Unicorn, London


English Avant-garde black metal, dark rock and occult spiritual ascendance band Eibon la Furies will be headlining the TERRORIZER MAGAZINE sponsored WITCHING HOUR FESTIVAL in Wakefield, England on Saturday 17th September. Featuring the best of the UK underground extreme metal bands.

Eibon la Furies are also one of four bands taking part in THE GREAT EXHIBITION TOUR sponsored by ZERO TOLERANCE MAGAZINE. The tour includes labelmates The Prophecy, along with Old Corpse Road and Northern Oak.

Tour dates so far (with more to be confirmed)

• Friday 18th November – The Snooty Fox, Wakefield
• Saturday 19th November – The Old Bell, Derby
• Friday 25th November – The Corporation, Sheffield
• Saturday 26th November – The Unicorn, London
• Saturday 2nd December – The Borough, Sunderland

Recording starts on ‘The Immoral Compass’, the follow up album to Code666 debut ‘The Blood of the Realm’ in January 2012.


After less than one year following to the release of debut album “Crosscore”, TWOP will record the awaited follow up during this summer. Tentative release schudule is set for December 2011 for Japan and January 2012 for Europe.

The band itself issued a statement:

“during the summer we started recording our new album between Europe and USA. Our second “chapter” will be titled “Equate” and will feature 11 new songs (2 bonus tracks will be added on the Japanese version). We truly believe that this very long and complex songwriting process has lead us to a new vision of our music, due to both introduction of massive melodic parts and claustrophobic explosions of violence and darkness. The extreme mix of DoomCore and New Wave is the key to understand “EQUATE” and everyone not looking far will fail. Depressive moods are created to succumb in front of the violence of reaction: every song structure is meant
to have this further signification. A big work has been done on lyrics too and our message is becoming even more effective day by day. Number “11″ in the cover artwork represents 1 against 1 so animal against human, the album is titled EQUATE. The Anti-Human symbols come from a long study and have been trasmitted to us by the powers of nature. We will not issue any further press release until the album will be ready since song titles, artwork, release dates, cooperations will be revealed directly with the first song preview around october. A studio diary will be updated on our facebook and youtube pages. Subconsciously you may equate … Become fearless”

The band will be on tour in UK from October the 15th to October the 31st.


Finnish “straight-in-your-face” extreme metal combo HATERIAL has signed a deal with Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group.

During November 2011 the band will enter Realsound Studio in Parma (Italy) with producer Wahoomi Corvi (Crysalys, The Way Of Purity). Wormholedeath will release their debut album titled “Twisted Verses” world-wide through Aural Music Group. Release date is due during the winter of 2012 and will be announched at the end of the current year.

Bass player Ipe stated: “We knew we had good stuff in our hands and plenty more to come. Now we got the tools to make the ends meet with Wormholedeath and Real Sound studio, a perfect team to spread our tunes and visions to people. If you want to go deep, go somewhere else; we’re here to break your bubble! If you want to go deep, go somewhere else; we’re here to break your bubble!”

Wormholedeath’s A&R WORM stated: “Fuck the small talk, there’s already too much bullshit in the world. Dark and harsh winters of northern Finland have molded these five characters to the rude extreme, leaving the edges rough and unsettled. Unsophisticated straightforwardness with the attitude of a nuclear bomb, Haterial delivers its message through its music. Doing things their uncompromising way, like a kick in the stomach, Haterial is speaking out their minds when they want to if they want to. Just try to go little deeper and these fellows are laughing their vodka soaked asses off at your expense. Love ‘em or hate ‘em it’s your choice, but bear in mind that given the odds Haterial probably hates you already. Your late, so let the music do the talking.”

“Crysalys are REALLY happy to introduce their new guitarist to the fans, his name is Lorenzo Marcelloni (Nacom, Ethereal Faun). His enthusiasm towards the project, his passion for music, his talent for music combined with his modesty have made him a perfect member for the band.”

Trailer of the new album “The Awakening of Gaia” out now on Dreamcell11 (part of the aural music group):