Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle Of Filth) To Release New Solo Album In October

Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle Of Filth) has announced that her debut solo album “Martyr” will be released on October 7. The effort was co-written by ex-Evanescence drummer Rocky Gray and it will feature 11 tracks. Schoolcraft commented:

“At last I can finally share with the world what I’ve been so vaguely teasing online for years. I can’t thank my fans enough for being so patient about this release. Working with Rocky Gray has been a dream come true for me and the love I have for his work and my lyrical stories really shines through on this album. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did creating and recording it.”

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Insomnium Welcome Guitarist Jani Liimatainen To The Band, Reveal Details For New Album “Heart Like A Grave”

Insomnium have officially welcomed Jani Liimatainen to the band as their permanent guitarist. With this news, the band have also revealed the details for their new album “Heart Like A Grave,“ which will be released on October 4.

The group said the following about Liimatainen’s addition:

“In 2018 it became apparent that Ville could not combine the heavy touring anymore with his another career as a lecturer in York university. Hence, we decided that a third guitarist was needed to get the machinery running properly. We did not have to look far, since Jani Liimatainen had already been a live guitarist on several tours. And since this dude is amazing musician, vocalist, songwriter and all-round nice guy the decision was really a no-brainer. Now we are stronger than ever!”

Ville Friman added:

“Since 2010 I’ve been combining touring and band life with my science career. However, couple of years ago it became clear that it has become impossible for me to put my 100% in both. This is partly because of more demanding role at the University of York but also because Insomnium has been growing steadily year by year leading to increasing amount of touring with every album. With Jani on board, we have secured a steady live line-up to keep delivering fierce live shows all around the world with me joining the band when time allows.”

Liimatainen also commented:

“It is a great honour to join such an amazing band. I had already been touring with the guys on and off since 2015, filling in for Ville whenever needed, so when they asked me to officially join the band the answer was pretty much a no-brainer. I am looking forward to sharing many more metal moments with these guys who I am proud to call my friends.”

The band also had the following to say about “Heart Like A Grave”:

“The concept of the album is to delve deep into the heart of the Finnish melancholy. We’ve been inspired by some of the bleakest and saddest songs, poems and tales that truly capture the essence of northern gloom. Land where the frost ravages the harvest and creeps inside the souls, summer ends before it even starts, wife leaves, little brother dies in snow on a Christmas morning, and the golden days of youth are forever gone. So there are echoes of Harmaja, Rautavaara, Vainio, Peltoniemen Hintriikka and of course our own petty, miserable lives.”

“Heart Like A Grave” Track Listing:

01. “Wail Of The North”
02. “Valediction”
03. “Neverlast”
04. “Pale Morning Star”
05. “And Bells They Toll”
06. “The Offering”
07. “Mute Is My Sorrow”
08. “Twilight Trails”
09. “Heart Like A Grave”
10. “Karelia”

As I Lay Dying Rumored To Release New Album “Shaped By Fire” In September

It looks like As I Lay Dying may be releasing a new album titled “Shaped By Fire” on September 20. The news was revealed in a since removed product listing on the Nuclear Blast webstore.

“Shaped By Fire” Track Listing:

01. “Burn To Emerge”
02. “Blinded”
03. “Shaped By Fire”
04. “Undertow”
05. “Torn Between”
06. “Gatekeeper”
07. “The Wreckage”
08. “My Own Grave”
09. “Take What’s Left”
10. “Redefined”
11. “Only After We’ve Fallen”
12. “The Toll It Takes”

The effort will be the band’s first since Tim Lambesis was released from prison in December 2016 after infamously trying to hire a hitman to kill his former wife in 2013. Two of the tracks, “My Own Grave” and “Redefined,“ have already been released. On another note, the band will be heading out on tour with After The Burial and Emmure this fall.

The Dark Element (Ex-Nightwish, Ex-Sonata Arctica) To Release New Album “Songs The Night Sings” In November

The Dark Element, the band featuring Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica), have announced that their new album “Songs The Night Sings” will be released on November 8. You can check out the cover art and track listing below:

“Songs The Night Sings” Track Listing:

01. “Not Your Monster”
02. “Songs The Night Sings”
03. “When It All Comes Down”
04. “Silence Between The Words”
05. “Pills On My Pillow”
06. “To Whatever End”
07. “The Pallbearer Walks Alone”
08. “Get Out Of My Head”
09. “If I Had A Heart”
10. “You Will Learn”
11. “I Have To Go”

Exhorder Premiere “My Time” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Mourn The Southern Skies”

Exhorder have premiered a new video for their new song “My Time.” This track is from the band’s new album “Mourn The Southern Skies,” which will be released on September 20. That effort will be their first in 27 years.

“Mourn The Southern Skies” Track Listing:

01. “My Time”
02. “Asunder”
03. “Hallowed Sounds”
04. “Beware The Wolf”
05. “Yesterday’s Bones”
06. “All She Wrote”
07. “Rumination”
08. “The Arms Of Man”
09. “Ripping Flesh”
10. “Mourn The Southern Skies”

Vinnie La Bella had the following to say about the group’s return:

“You can plot and scheme for years, even decades (as is in our case). You can work hard, keep grinding, bang the square peg in the round hole until it looks somewhat presentable. But sometimes you just need to let time tell you, it’s time.

Exhorder has its own soul. And it pokes me in the ribs ever so often as if to remind me, ‘Hey asshole, we ain’t done yet!’ Kyle and myself had a dream as teenagers. And as cliche as it may seem, we never woke up from it. Exhorder has always crept in and out of our lives. So no magic bullet or formula here.

It was only a simple matter of time before the right guys, the right songs, the right manager/label would finally come to the party. It’s been damn near 35 years since we first uttered the name, Exhorder. 27 years since our last record, and a whole lot of breaking up and making up in between. So why is this time different? Why start again at 50 years of age instead of retiring? Simple… because it’s finally, TIME!”

Puddle Of Mudd Premiere New Song “Uh Oh”, Reveal Details For New Album “Welcome To Galvania”

Puddle Of Mudd have premiered a new song titled “Uh Oh.” This track is from the band’s new album “Welcome To Galvania,” which will be released on September 13. That effort will be the group’s first since 2009.

“Welcome To Galvania” Track Listing:

01. “You Don’t Know”
02. “Uh Oh”
03. “Go to Hell”
04. “Diseased Almost”
05. “My Kind Of Crazy”
06. “Time Of Our Lives”
07. “Sunshine”
08. “Just Tell Me”
09. “Kiss It All Goodbye”
10. “Slide Away”
11. “Uh Oh” (“Come Clean” Version)

Wes Scantlin said the following about the new record:

“This album has been a long time coming. I’m just so happy to finally get it out there for my fans. I hope the new music inspires my fans to live their lives. I’m just trying to crawl under people’s skin and help them through their life musically.”

“Sometimes in life you come across people who want to bring you down and rip apart your soul. Well, those days are gone. I have surrounded myself with a great team of people. They believe in me and I believe in them. I’d like to thank each and every one of them for their hard work and perseverance. I would also like to thank all of my fans for their patience. This is just the beginning. I have a lot more rock ‘n’ roll in me to share with the world!”