If you aren't thrilled about this announcement than I will just assume that you have never heard of Heaven Shall Burn. They have just proclaimed to the metal masses that their new album will be entitled Veto and will be out on April 30th. Sorry i mention the release in the States first but I am excited and that happens to be my geographical location. Here is a list of the rest of the release dates for the rest of the world:
Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Norway: April 19th, 2013
Rest of Europe: April 22nd, 2013
Australia / New Zealand / Finland: April 26th, 2013
The band is having a few special show dates to celebrate the release of Veto and I am extremely jealous that I cannot see them in Zurich.
Source: Heaven Shall Burn Facebook Page
The guitarist Maik Weichert had this to say about the new album VETO:
We cannot wait to play the album to people! It turned out very diverse, it's melodic, emotional and brutal at the same time. Several guests visited us in the studio for additional performances, so you can look forward to some interesting twists!
Also due to a recent event, he wanted to give you guys the first song title on Veto:
Just while finalizing the very last bits and pieces for 'VETO' we received the sad news that Walter Schilling passed away in Saalfeld on January 29th. Walter Schilling was a Protestant pastor and civil rights activist in the GDR (former East Germany). We have a new song called 'Antagonized' that is about him, his life and his work in Thuringia. It might seem odd that a band called HEAVEN SHALL BURN is dedicating a song to a man of the church. Still, Schilling was never into clerical dogmas. Instead he encouraged and helped teenagers to pursue new and alternative cultural ideas under the protective shield of his church and youth centre in Braunsdorf near Saalfeld. Without Walter Schilling a huge part of the youth culture and music in Thuringia wouldn't have happened - this probably goes for the GDR in general. No matter if you liked Blues, played Punk or Metal, every single person was welcome in Braunsdorf, Saalfeld, Rudolstadt or Jena. Schilling helped establishing what enabled HSB to play music, because most of the clubs and musicians that supported us in our very early days were directly or indirectly involved with Schilling's work. You will not find many theologians of Walter's kind.
They never tour the States that much but I was lucky enough to catch them at Soundwave 2012. Even though they got stuck at a shitty stage in what seemed like a redneck bomb shelter constructed of discarded tin roofs, they owned that bomb shelter. I cannot wait for the new album so here is a taste of what you noobs have been missing.