Metal News for August 3, 2011
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Sweden's Within Y has checked in with the following announcement about a release show for the band's upcoming album:
"The 16th of September you are welcome to come join us in celebrating the release of our new album at Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg! Make sure to warm up before getting there, because we are not going to go easy on you..."
Details on the show are also available through Facebook.
You can also check out footage of Within Y recording guitar tracks by heading over to this location.
Borknagar is currently recording the band's next album, which is roughly planned to be released in February 2012 through Century Media Records. The album will be mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden in November.
Øystein G. Brun commented on the album:
“As we speak I am currently sitting in my home studio (The Bork-tower) in Bergen recording guitars for the new Borknagar album. I have been working 24/7 the last weeks to get out the very best of my abilities and polish all riffs into perfection. I am so excited about this production as we have been planning to take a huge step forward in terms of production and being able to finalize our new effort with Jens at Fascination Street Studio is a perfect match.
"Looking back on our previous releases our major challenge has always been to materialize our highly detailed music - and compromises have been done production-wise. This time around there will be no compromise and hopefully you will witness the most powerful, rich, detailed and dynamic Borknagar album to date!"
Israeli metal act Soul Torture, which announced band lineup changes back in March, has checked in with the following brief announcement about working on a new EP:
"Just finished about an a half of editing process of our EP content....hope to finish it soon. Stay metal."
You can also check out Soul Torture's music by navigating over to the band's official MySpace page.
Soul Torture also previously posted a cover of Arch Enemy's "End of the Line," which can be heard at this location.
Skeletonwitch will be dropping the new album "Forever Abomination" on October 7th in Europe and October 11th in North America. In anticipation of the new release, the band has now posted a new track online titled "The Infernal Resurrection," which can be heard below.
The "Forever Abomination" track listing is as follows:
1. This Horrifying Force (The Desire To Kill)
2. Reduced To The Failure Of Prayer
3. Of Ash And Torment
4. Choke Upon Betrayal
5. Erased And Forgotten
6. The Infernal Resurrection
7. Rejoice In Misery
8. Cleaver Of Souls
9. Shredding Sacred Flesh
10. Sink Beneath Insanity
11. My Skin Of Deceit More...
The 48 Hours Festival, powered by Rockstar Energy Drink, will take place on Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16 2011 in Las Vegas. A trailer for the upcoming festival can be viewed below.
The show will include live sets by Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine, Hollywood Undead, Sick Puppies, Escape The Fate, Sevendust, Hatebreed, Adelitas Way, Rev Theory, 10 Years, Black Tide, Art of Dying, Eyes, Set to Kill, Butcher Babies, Valora, Hell or Highwater, Orange Blossom Special and more.
Cleveland horrorcore act Margin of Error has been confirmed to play the annual Dirtfest on August 13th in Birch Run, MI at the Birch Run Expo Center.
Also playing Dirtfest will be All That Remains, Alien Ant Farm, Times Of Grace, Silverstein, Egypt Central, and many others. Margin of Error will be playing on the Party Armour stage at 2:00 EST.
The band also recently released the music video for "Your Life In Playback," which is off the “What You Are About to Witness" album. You can check out the clip by heading over to this location.
Additional details on the upcoming Dirtfest can be found by navigating your browser here.
Denver thrash warriors Havok will embark on another punishing support trek this Fall alongside headliners Exhumed, Goatwhore, and Cephalic Carnage. Set to commence on October 26th in New Mexico, the tour will lay waste to nearly two dozen cities and come to a close in Flagstaff, Arizona on November 20th.
Said vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: “I’m fuckin’ psyched! This lineup is HEAVY! I’m a fan of all of the bands that we’ll be playing with, so this is gonna be really fun. Even better, we finally get to tour with Cephalic Carnage. It will be cool to show people how bands from Denver throw down. If this tour is anything like our last run with Forbidden, there are going to be some gnarly pits and bloody noses. Anyone that’s going to these shows should be prepared to have a sore neck.”
Added drummer Pete Webber: “We are pumped to announce our tour with Exhumed, Goatwhore and Cephalic Carnage this Fall! Our last tour with Forbidden was one of the best yet and we hope to keep the heat going with this one! We will be hitting some cities where HAVOK has not played in awhile and you all better show your metal faces there!”
The dates are as follows: More...
Vancouver's Omega Crom and West of Hell will join forces for this summer's Western Canadian 'More Beer' tour.
West of Hell, featuring Zimmers Hole frontman Chris 'The Heathen' Valagao, has just completed work on the band's debut album with producer/Juno, engineer Rob Shallcross (Zimmer’s Hole, Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Omega Crom). The album will be released later this year while Omega Crom will continue support on the band's latest effort "Blood, Steel and Fire" released via Reversed Records Canada.
The tour kicks off Friday August 5th in Kamloops B.C. Canada and will be highlighted by headlining Alberta's outdoor Metal Mountain Festival on Saturday August 13th in Hinton Alberta. Dates are as follows:
August 5th-Kamloops BC-@Pogue Mahone
August 6th-Kelowna BC-@ Dave's Sports Bar
August 10th-Calgary Alberta-@The Distillery
August-11th-Coledale Alberta-@ The Vent
August-12th-Canmore Alberta-@The Canmore Hotel
August-13th-Hinton Alberta-@ Metal Mountain Festival
August-15th-Edmonton Alberta-@ Filthy McNasty's
August-19th-Prince George BC-@ Third
August-20th-Burns Lake BC-@ Root 16
August-25th-Nanimo BC-@The Cambie
August-26th-Victoria BC-@Metropolis Nightclub
Limited Access Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Mercury Tide:
"Limited Access Records is proud to announce the signing of the melodic metal band Mercury Tide, the new main band of former Angel Dust singer Dirk Thurisch. Beside the record deal for the new album 'Killing Saw,' which will be probably released next spring, Mercury Tide signed a publishing deal with Limited Access Publishing / BMG Rights Management, too. Mercury Tide's current line-up is Dirk's old friend and companion Carsten Rehmann (Unchallenged Hate) on drums, who produced the new album in his CKB Studio in Essen Germany. On keyboards is Sim Reaper and the new bass player is Christian Pohlmann. In the past both played together at the graverockers The Spook."
Limited Access Records label manager Torsten Wohlgemuth also commented about the signing:
"We are very happy about the collaboration with Dirk Thurisch and MERCURY TIDE. The new album is a killer and will not capture only the fans of the debut 'Why?.' Dirk pulled out all the stops. The melodies are shaping directly into the metal heart, catchy riffs and of course his distinctive voice which we all have missed for such a long time."
Dirk Thurisch is also glad about the new record and publishing deal and has got a message for his fans: "Hey folks! We are very happy about the collaboration with Limited Access Records, too. The work makes a lot of fun and we have many goals to reach. First of all we have recorded the new album “Killing Saw“ for you and now we can’t await to present it to you. Live we will have some exciting surprises. For old Angel Dust and our Mercury Tide fans we will perform some old classics. Thank you for being so patiently for such a long time and in return we have a great album for you. It has been worth waiting and I cannot await to see you all back on tour again!“
After previously delaying the release of the "Pendulum" video due to legal issues, After the Burial has now finally launched the video clip online. You can check out the clip below. "Pendulum" is off the band's latest album "In Dreams."
Ocean Architecture has posted a rough mix online of the song "The Last Stand," which can be heard in the player below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album "Animus."
The track listing is as follows:
2. The Last Stand
3. Plato's Cave
5. Columns of Time
6. Steel Ecstacy
7. Animus Part 1
8. Animus Part 2
Low Twelve, in conjunction with Bassline Video, has produced a music video for the song "Brutal World." This song originally appeared on the band's debut CD release "Flesh of the Weak" in December of 2000. The band re-recorded the song with its current lineup in early 2011 at Sonic Haven Studios in Bloomington Illinois. This re-recording of the song will appear on the band's next CD release, "Skin in the Game," due out in early 2012 on DBC Records. The band commented on the clip:
"The music video was shot in May in the group's hometown of Bloomington Illinois at an abandoned commercial building in the process of being demolished. At the time of the video shoot, the facade and some of the parking lot was demolished, making the building safe to occupy, but leaving behind an interesting backdrop of crumbling concrete, hanging water pipes, and broken glass.
"The music video was directed, edited, and produced by Low Twelve frontman Pete Altieri with his newly formed Bassline Video company. They also hired photogapher Mary Heern of Fia Marie Photography for stills that were used in the video and for promotional purposes."
Pete Altieri also commented, "We couldn't have found a more appropriate place to film the Brutal World video. The place looked like a bomb went off, and we knew that it would look great as a backdrop for the video."
A brand new music video from Polish blackened death metal band Behemoth was recently shot for the track "Lucifer," which is off the bands current release "Evangelion." Check out the teaser below shot by Nergal for the video again. The clip was again directed by Grupa 13, which features Polish singer, guitarist, and poet Maciej Malenczuk - who also contributed guest vocals on the track.
Nergal comments: "I’m speechless. We have overcome ourselves again…give me few more days to digest everything that just happened and I give you more info."
Swedish power metal act Sabaton has published another track from the band's pending live album “World War Live: Battle Of The Baltic Sea." You can check out the song "Swedish Pagans" by heading over to the band's Facebook profile or MySpace music page.
"World War Live: Battle Of The Baltic Sea" is due out on August 5th, 2011. The track list for the limited first edition 2CD/DVD package is as follows:
CD1 Battle Of The Baltic Sea (Live At Sabatoncruise, Dec. 2010)
01. The March To War (Intro)
02. Ghost Division
04. Aces In Exile
05. Cliffs Of Gallipoli
06. White Death
07. Swedish Pagans
10. The Art Of War
11. Attero Dominatus
12. The Price Of A Mile
13. Primo Victoria
14. Metal Medley
15. Dead Soliders Waltz (Outro) More...
Edguy has finished the video shoot for "Robin Hood," the opening track from Edguy's forthcoming Album "Age of the Joker" (release date August 26th). Video director Oliver Sommer (Avantasia, Nena, Helloween...) and the band decided to satirize the Errol Flynn version "The Adventures Of Robin Hood" for the clip. The miniature epic was shot in the forest with a large number of additional actors, starring German TV-comedian Bernhard Hoecker in two different leading roles.
Vocalist Tobias Sammet commented: "When you decide to do things like that of course you have to be aware that you will most likely make a fool out of yourself. We had to wear tights and looked a bit like four idiots and one transvestite. But we have come to a point we don't care so much anymore. We feel like being in a luxury position where the record label gives us a lot of money to waste for really silly things like sneaking through the forest and looking like idiots. The shooting was one of the funniest days in our career, and that means something. Although It was hard work - the rain, the mud, soaking wet tights, angry horses, carriage, a lot of travesty, sword fighting and hurting smile muscles. You gotta check it out!"
The single "Robin Hood" will be out on August 5th and will be available as download and on green vinyl. The video version of the song was cut down to 5 minutes, but the album version has a running time of more than 8 minutes. Fans at the Wacken Open Air festival will also be able to see it on the festival screen first. More...
Gwar has checked in with the following two brief Facebook updates about parting ways with bassist Beefcake the Mighty:
"It's true, Casey Orr has left GWAR. The split was expected and completely amicable, and we wish him the best."
"You fools...it is true Casey has left, but Beefcake the Mighty lives on! And GWAR continues to RULE."
Gwar has also announced the final lineup for the band's upcoming GWAR-B-Q in September. Full details are available by heading over to this location.
Ray Heberer of Haemic/Reclusive Forest Council has issued the following announcement about posting a rough mix of the song "Scarecrow" online, which will be released under a new group titled We Hang Our Own:
"OK, this is just the guitars roughly recorded for a song from a 4 song EP under the name We Hang Our Own that one of my friends from Spokane - Sam Krueger - and I have composed, which will be released for free once I get 1000 subscribers. I'll upload the final version of this song as soon as the EP is finished, but the rest of the three will come when the subscriptions come."
New York's Sworn Enemy has kicked off a month-long European and the band has now also confirmed several dates with Sepultura, as well as Napalm Death, Hatebreed, and Exodus. Guitarist Matt Garzilli comments:
“I’m psyched to be a part of this band. This upcoming Euro tour is going to be a non-stop barrage of destruction. I can’t wait to get out there and play for these fans! I’m also looking forward to the future work the band has on the drawing board.”
The upcoming Sworn Enemy tour dates are as follows:
Aug. 03 – Halle, Germany – Ludwigsstrasse 37
Aug. 04 – Weinheim, Germany – Cafe Central
Aug. 05 – Leisnig, Germany – Sucks ‘n’ Summer Festival (NAPALM DEATH, CRO-MAGS)
Aug. 06 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – De Gloppe
Aug. 07 – Endhoven, Netherlands – The Rambler
Aug. 08 – Paris, France – Le Klub
Aug. 09 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix (FREE SHOW WITH BLOOD FOR BLOOD)
Aug. 10 – Berlin, Germany – SO36 (SEPULTURA, WAKING THE CADAVER)
Aug. 12 – Gasthof Bräu Garching, Germany – Garching
Aug. 13 – Ieper, Belgium – Ieper Fest (EXODUS, MESHUGGAH)
Aug. 14 – Immenhausen, Germany – Akku
Aug. 15 – Tannhelm-Egelsee, Germany – Schwarzer Adler
Aug. 16 – Neukirchen, Germany – KUZ Sägewerk (SEPULTURA)
Aug. 17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Rock (SEPULTURA)
Aug. 18 – Marbug, Germany – Knubbel
Aug. 19 – Neudstadt/Oria, Germany – Exil
Aug. 21 – Theix, France – Motocultor Festival (HATEBREED, MARDUK, GODDETHRONED)
Aug. 22 – London, Great Britain – Purple Turtle
Aug. 23 – Milton Keynes, Great Britain – Craufurd (PAY NO RESPECT)
Aug. 24 – Hull, Great Britain – Ringside
Aug. 25 – Peterborough, Great Britain – Club Revolution
Aug. 26 – Amstelveen, Netherlands – P60 (MISCONDUCT, MY CITY BURNING)
Aug. 27 – Mol, Belgium – JH Tydeeh
Aug. 28 – Frankfurt, Germany – Elfer Club More...
Dead By Wednesday has teamed up with AOL Noisecreep to post the video "Will to Fight" online, which can be viewed in the player below.
Dead By Wednesday's new single "Will To Fight" comes off "The Last Parade" album, which will be released in September, 2011. The band will also be supporting Motograter in October on a west coast tour.
The upcoming Dead By Wednesday tour dates are as follows:
8/6 - Thornville, OH
8/13 - Agawam, MA
8/19 - Lake Odessa, MI
8/26 - New Haven, CT
9/10 - Enfield, CT
9/16 - Plainville, T
Iced Earth has checked in with the following announcement about the band's upcoming Wacken appearance this Saturday, August 6th being streamed online in its entirety:
"Looks like Iced Earth's Wacken show this Saturday will be streamed live on the Internet! The band takes the stage at 17:30 German time, which is 11:30am, Eastern Time. The show is scheduled to last one hour (17:30-18:30/11:30am-12:30pm, Eastern. Enjoy!"
Other band performances to be streamed include Helloween, Finntroll, Amon Amarth, Trivium, Rhapsody of Fire, Children of Bodom, and more.
The full lineup and times for the streaming Wacken performances can be found by heading over to this location.
Xerath has teamed up with Metal Hammer to post behind-the-scenes footage online from the band's "Reform" music video. You can check out the clip below. Xerath also released the new album "II" (reviewed here) earlier this year.
Dutch symphonic death metal opera band Mayan, which recently announced plans for three more albums, has posted a music video online for the song "War on Terror."
You can check out the clip below. "War on Terror" is taken of Mayan's debut album "Quarterpast" (reviewed here).
New Mexico based mathcore act Failure of Milk has posted a new song online titled "Sirens," which can be heard in the player available below. The band also commented:
"Hey guys, some news! First, Ross Mc Mahon from Shattered Skies has joined the project and will be handling drums and mixing for us! You can hear a BRAND NEW tune called 'Sirens' featuring Ross on our soundcloud here."
You can also check out more Failure of Milk tunes by navigating over to the band's official Facebook profile.
British thrashers Evile have confirmed dates for a headlining U.K. tour, as well as two album release shows to celebrate the band's new album "Five Serpent's Teeth." Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake comments:
"The time is coming for Evile to take to the road once again. Five Serpent's Teeth is out in September so we thought it'd make sense to start off in our home country. The tour kicks off with release celebration shows in London and Birmingham. Can't wait to get out there and start playing all these new songs for you all; they're so much fun to play and we can't wait for you all to have just as much fun while we play them. See you in the pit!"
Evile also recently posted a preview of the new album online, which can be heard here. You can see Evile live on tour at the following shows:
Sep. 29 - London, UK - The Garage
Sep. 30 - Birmingham, UK - TBC
Oct. 02 - Special show to be announced soon
Oct. 13 - Southampton, UK - Talking Heads
Oct. 14 - Brighton, UK - The Hydrant
Oct. 15 - Weymouth, UK - Kings Club
Oct. 16 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit
Oct. 17 - Exeter, UK - The Cavern
Oct. 18 - Leicester, UK - Sub 91
Oct. 19 - Wrexham, UK - Central Station
Oct. 20 - Durham, UK - Live Lounge
Oct. 21 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
Oct. 22 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
Oct. 23 - Dublin, Ireland - The Pint
Oct. 25 - Stoke, UK - The Sugar Mill
Oct. 26 - Cardiff, UK - The Globe
Oct. 27 - Reading, UK - Sub 89
Oct. 28 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Impending Doom will enter the studio this week to work on the band's upcoming yet to be titled new record. The band will begin work with producer Andreas Magnusson with Machine for mixing.
"After months of preparation the time has finally come to start production on our next full length! Without going into the cliche of trying to explain how this is our 'heaviest' or 'most mature' material, I will spare the insincere rant and just say that this is by for OUR favorite material and we can't wait to share it with you guys," says guitarist Cory Johnson.
Impending Doom recently concluded a run on the "The Nocturnal Alliance Tour," co-headlining in the U.S. and Canada along side Mychildren Mybride.
The band also recently signed a world wide deal with eOne Music. "We're very excited to start a new chapter in our career on a label who has proven to be a staple in the metal community. We're certain that with our new material, the touring plans we have on the horizon and having such a powerful label behind us there will be no stopping Impending Doom," Johnson concludes.
Massive Assault is currently streaming the song "Ghostriders" online, which is taken from the band's "Slayer" EP. You can listen to the track in the player provided below.
The "Slayer" track listing is as follows:
1. Aftermath (4:48)
2. Ignore (3:22)
3. Ghostriders (3:42)
4. Genocide (3:51)
5. Man-Kind!? (Live) (4:34)
Dutch metal act Textures has released the first taste of new music from the band's forthcoming album "Dualism." The track, entitled "Singularity," is available on the band's Facebook page for free and can be accessed by pressing the "Like" box at this location.
"Dualism" is set for release on September 23rd, 2011 (Europe, Asia, Australia, South America) and September 27th, 2011 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. You can check out a studio video report from the recording of the album here.
The "Dualism" track listing is as follows:
1. Arms of the Sea
2. Black Horses Stampede
3. Reaching Home
4. Sanguine Draws the Oath
5. Consonant Hemispheres
6. Burning The Midnight Oil
8. Minor Earth, Major Skies
9. Stoic Resignation
11. Sketches from a Motionless Statue
Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED will return to North America a headlining run this fall in support of their new album "Carnival Is Forever" (reviewed here). The album was released on July 12th and had the highest first week sales of the band’s career with over 2,100 copies sold.
DECAPITATED guitarist Wacek "Vogg" Kieltyka checks in about the upcoming 26 shows in the U.S., México, and Canada:
“I’m here to tell everybody that the tour starts the 30th of September and we will play the biggest cities through the 30th of October. This tour is together with death metal beasts Decrepit Birth, new death metal visionaries from Italy Fleshgod Apocalypse, and two new acts Rings of Saturn and The Haarp Machine. It will be a great death metal party for sure!!! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!!!!! On this tour we will play every song from the new album Carnival Is Forever together with old classics.”
Here are the 2011 Carnival Is Forever North American tour dates:
09/30/11 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
10/01/11 Kingdom - Richmond, VA
10/02/11 The Acheron - Atlanta, GA
10/03/11 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
10/05/11 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
10/07/11 Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
10/08/11 SOMA - San Diego, CA
10/09/11 Foro Alicia - Mexico City, MÉXICO
10/10/11 The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
10/11/11 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
10/12/11 Branx - Portland, OR
10/14/11 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
10/15/11 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, B.C. - CANADA
10/16/11 Republik - Calgary, AB - CANADA
10/17/11 The Exchange - Regina, SK - CANADA
10/18/11 Park Theater - Winnipeg, MB - CANADA
10/20/11 Miramar Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
10/21/11 Mojoe's - Joliet, IL
10/22/11 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
10/23/11 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
10/24/11 Opera House - Toronto, ON - CANADA
10/26/11 Club Soda - Montreal, QC - CANADA
10/27/11 Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
10/28/11 The Reverb - Reading, PA
10/29/11 Saints & Sinners Fest - Asbury Park, NJ
10/30/11 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Produced by DECAPITATED guitarist Wacek "Vogg" Kieltyka and sound engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski, "Carnival Is Forever" is the follow-up to 2006’s "Organic Hallucinosis." Drums & mixing duties on the new album were handled by Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, Meshuggah, Dimmu Borgir).
The special edition digi-pak version of "Carnival Is Forever" features different artwork and a bonus in-Studio "Making Of" DVD.
Quebec's Daedalean Complex has posted a preview online for the band's upcoming new album "A Rose for the Dead." The clip can be viewed below. "A Rose for the Dead" is due out on September 2nd, 2011.
Livarkahil has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming "Above All Hatred" video, which is taken off the band's upcoming album "Signs of Decay."
The release, a concept album based on religious autocracy, is set for European release on September 26th, 2011 via Listenable Records.
New Jersey metal act Anticosm recently signed to Born of Chaos Records for the release of the band's upcoming "The Wreckoning" EP. Anticosm has now checked in with the following announcement about the EP's progress:
"The mixing for the new EP will begin when Graveless returns from Europe. All four songs and the cover should be mixed and mastered and ready for pressing by the end of this month.
"We are hoping to have the cd out for your enjoyment by October. Yes...we are the band that created it but we would still like to say its FUCKIN SICK!"
You can also find Anticosm songs available for streaming online by navigating over to the band's Facebook profile.
Dark Tranquillity has posted a trailer for the band's new "Zero Distance" project, of which more details will be revealed in the near future. You can check out the clip below.
The band will also headline the European Neckbreaker's Ball tour 2011 with Eluveitie, Mercenary, Varg, Gurd, and Omnium Gatherum this October/November.
The Rotting Christ song "Demonon Vrosis," which is taken from the band's latest album "Aealo" (reviewed here), has appeared on the trailer for the horror movie Morituris. You can check out the trailer for the movie below.
Finland's Claws has issued the following update about releasing an upcoming split album with Grave Wax:
"Claws / Grave Wax (Kam Lee, Mark Riddick...) split CD out soon on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions! Including 2 exclusive tracks from both bands!
"The Claws tracks are 'Pestilent Scavenger' and 'Reaching for the Rotting.' The art and the layout will be handled by Mark Riddick. We'll keep you updated!"
In the mean time, you can check out sample Claws tracks available for streaming by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
Doogie White, the lead vocalist of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Tank and former singer of Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen, has announced that he will be releasing a solo album through Metal Mind Productions in October. The record is entitled, "As Yet Untitled" and boasts an extensive list of guest musicians including Mick Tucker (Tank,) Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion) and Whitesnake's Neil Murray, amongst a host of others.
Speaking on his first solo album, the Scottish singer said: "I always thought my first solo album should be called this. The journalists at Sounds and Kerrang! always had a line that so and so are in the studio recording an album, as yet untitled… Well now I have actually done that. I always like to be part of a band but I found myself isolated for a short while and decided to record some of the songs that I had been working on, while either on the road or back at home. I won’t sit around and wait for the phone to ring. A bored Doogie is a dangerous thing! I gathered the good and the great, companions who had travelled the world with me at various times. Friends who I knew were outstanding players and to a man and one beautiful woman they gave freely of their talents and time. I am forever in their debt."