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Hailing from the English Midlands, stoner doom outfit Alunah is finally back in the studio and now unveils first details about a new album, which is set to see the light of day in early 2017 on Finland's cult label Svart Records.
The band is currently working in the Skyhammer Studios with Conan's Chris Fielding to record a fourth studio album, to be titled "Solennial." Vocalist & guitarist Sophie Day comments:
"Adrian Baxter is an artist that has been on our radar for a year or so. His work struck a chord with us as soon as we saw it, and we just had to work with him. He took my lyrics and created a masterpiece which encompasses every theme and subject matter from Solennial. It was completed quite a while ago, so we're happy it is finally seeing the light of day.
"This week, we will be heading up north to Skyhammer Studio to record the album with Chris Fielding; we always aim to try different things with our music, but we're stepping way outside of our comfort zone this time, in more ways than one. We are very proud of the songs and can't wait for them to be released." More...
Scorched will release "Echoes of Dismemberment" via Unspeakable Axe Records this coming November 25th, 2016.
Emanating from a sleazy grindhouse theater where the floors are sticky with spilled soda and bodily fluids... sandwiched in the middle of a triple bill with infamous video nasties Cannibal Holocaust and I Spit On Your Grave... Delaware death metal degenerates Scorched are proud to present their blood-splattered debut opus.
01. To the Chamber
02. Torture Prolonged
03. Flesh Awaits
04. Craving Human Remnants
05. Dealings of a Gruesome Kind
06. Vile Lingering Stench
07. Rot in Confinement
08. Autopsy Incomplete
09. Echoes of Dismemberment
11. Fluorescent Hell More...
The unstoppable might of Neurosis is being felt by the planet once again as the band unveils eleventh studio full-length album, "Fires Within Fires," through Neurot Recordings.
Neurosis continues to book additional upcoming live performances around the release of "Fires Within Fires," adding several new shows to thee tour schedule. Catch the group live:
11/07/2016 Koko - London, UK w/ Earth
11/08/2016 Koko - London, UK w/ Discharge, Subhumans
11/25/2016 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR w/ Yob, Kowloon Walled City [all ages]
11/26/2016 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR w/ Yob, Kowloon Walled City [21+]
12/17/2016 Regency Grand Ballroom - San Francisco, CA w/ Yob, Kowloon Walled City
12/18/2016 Regent Theater - Los Angeles, CA @ The Power Of The Riff
12/19/2016 Neumos - Seattle, WA w/ Yob, Sumac [21+]
12/20/2016 Venue - Vancouver, BC w/ Yob, Sumac [19+ More...
New album "Different Universe" from Polish heavy metal band Guitar Force has now been released and can be heard in the Spotify player below. Last month the band had an extensive European tour and is now taking a deserved rest, with couple of gigs confirmed in October.
1. To the End Of The World With Ronin
5. At The Crossroads
6. Magical Power
7. Without Names
9. Another World
10. White Lady More...
North Dissonant Voices is set for its second gathering of music, performing, and visual arts, this time including international artists with a broader scope but the same unified drive that lead over 200 people to its first inception.
NDV 2017 will once again take place in Cave 45, Portugal's finest underground beacon located in Porto. This time, it spans two nights -January 20 and 21 - and will comprise several music performances to be announced in due time, as well as a sculpture exhibition and the presence of DJs. As in 2016, the first 100 tickets will come on cassette format, only this time, they also include exclusive access to an additional, opening act for the whole event.
To celebrate the 2016 edition, a photographic exhibition of that first gathering will take place in the record store Louie Louie between January 13 and 22. There will also be meet & greet events at Bunker Store on January 20 and 21. Both extra events will have free entry. More...
Sabbath worshiping riff-masters Heavy Temple today streams "Key and Bone," a brand new track from forthcoming Tridroid Records album "Chassit."
Band leader High Priestess Nighthawk comments: "'Key and Bone' was written many years ago, but only recently made sense in the context of the new EP. It is a sonic continuation of the self-titled, and both albums can be listened to as a long story."
The band will also be playing some shows throughout the next few months. All dates can be found below:
Oct. 1st – Allentown Arts Fest 2016
Nov. 15th – Philly, w/ Toke
Nov. 16th – Pittsburgh w/ Toke
Nov. 17th – Dayton, OH w/ Toke
Nov. 18th – 1st Annual Doomed and Stoned Fest , 5th Quarter Lounge, Indianapolis, IN w/ Toke, Cough, Youngblood Supercult, and more More...
The Devil Wears Prada's new video "To The Key of Evergreen" tells a powerful love story that transcends time and space. With inspiration from Mike Hranica's all-time favorite love story, Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita," the "To The Key of Evergreen" video follows a young man who crosses impossible barriers of dimension and time.
The video was directed by Maria Juranic - who also directed Prada's "First Sight" and "War" videos, as well as Doomtree's "Final Boss." Said Hranica: "Maria was able to distill into the video the love story's warmth and emotion that is apparent in the song's lyrics. Even her first edit blew us out of the water." More...
The mangling "GoRgo" LP from Italy's intense instrumental drums-and-dueling-bass trio MoRkObOt was released less than two weeks ago via Supernatural Cat Records (and available for full streaming here).
Just on the heels of the album's international dispersal, a facially-mangling new video for the track "Ogrog" has been set loose. Check it out below. MoRkObOt declares: "'Ogrog': A mazy trip inside the ultra-vacuum mind of the space god, experience the abyss of mutation through the melting faces of MoRkObOt's messengers Lin, Lan, Lon!" More...
Darkrypt is due to release forthcoming album "Delirious Excursion" next month on October 15th, 2016 via Transcending Obscurity Records. Ahead of that release, another new song has now come online. Listen into "Abstract Submission" below. The full "Delirious Excursion" track listing is as follows:
1. The Becoming Alteration
2. Dark Crypt
3. Chasm of Death (streaming here)
4. Abstract Submission
5. Cryptic Illusions (ft. Rogga Johansson)
6. Folie a Deux
7. Limbic Dichotomy
8. The Inducer (ft. Nitin Rajan of Primitiv) [listen in here]
9. The Acceptor More...
Harri Kauppinen is releasing his debut solo album ”Helvetin Laulut” through Concorde Music Company on CD, cassette and digital formats on September 30th, 2016.
Made in collaboration with producer/mixing engineer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, KYPCK), the album wanders on in a singer-songwriter-style, set in a melancholic and gloomy Finnish rock scener. Check out new song ”Päättyvän tien päässä" ("At the end of the ending road)” below. Harri comments:
”I wanted to make an album with the least possible amount of playing, and I wanted the mood to lead the way. For the songs this meant quite gloomy and partly even stagnant feel. Let this be my personal protest for the common music trend.
”For the musicians participating in this album, I think playing these songs was an interesting alternative for what they usually play. Take for instance Rolf Pilve behind the drums. Before this session he was recording e.g. the latest Stratovarius album and the epic double album of the band Solution .45. The amount of notes played on those records is surely quite different from what is played on my album." More...
Sleepwalkers will release the new "Hollowpath" EP on October 14th, 2016 via Transcending Records. Check out a lyric video for the title track below, and the full track listing is as follows:
1. Hollowpath 07:04
2. Sliver of Salvation 06:20
3. The Burning Oracle 06:34
4. Netherworld 07:07 More...
Critically acclaimed doom/death/sludge band Warcrab returns with new album "Scars of Aeons" due to be released on digital formats this coming October 15th via Black Bow Records. The full track listing is as follows:
2. Destroyer Of Worlds
3. In The Shadow Of Grief
4. Bury Me Before I'm Born
5. Scars Of Aeons More...
Life of Agony is currently wrapping up production on new studio album "A Place Where There's No More Pain" due in early 2017 via Napalm Records.
This November and December, the group heads over to Europe for a full headlining tour, but before they do, LOA bassist/songwriter Alan Robert sets out to support the release of his best-selling, horror-themed adult coloring book at several events this October.
"The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book" (IDW Publishing) hits stores on October 4th and is already in its 2nd printing. Nerdist called it "The World's Creepiest Adult Coloring Book" and Pure Grain Audio hailed it as "a masterpiece."
Alan Robert will appear at New York Comic Con, Rock and Shock, Chiller Theatre, and Thursday, October 13th at a very special New York City book release party at Dr. Martens' SoHo location: 148 Spring Street, NYC. The event will be held from 5 - 9pm, with food, drinks, and free giveaways while supplies last. More...
Phoenix, Arizona's loud and heavy, groove and growl band Twingiant is pleased to announce an official signing with Italy's Argonauta Records. The band commented:
"We are beyond stoked to have signed to Argonauta. We’ve been watching this label grow for a while now and felt it was the perfect fit for us due to Argonauta’s persistence to get their bands noticed on a global level."
The band is currently working on new material for a forthcoming album projected to be released in the summer of 2017. You can hear an early version of two new tracks below. More...
Festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents was reluctantly forced to cancel the second day of the Houston Open Air festival at NRG Park in Houston this Sunday, September 25 due to dangerous storm systems in the area.
An announcement will be made on the Houston Open Air website and social media this Wednesday, September 28 regarding refunds for those who purchased September 25 tickets. Danny Wimmer issued this statement:
“The last thing we want to do is cancel a show, but we will not risk people getting hurt. It takes nearly an hour to safely evacuate a site—including consumers, staff, vendors, and artists--so they can get to safety before a major storm hits. So we have to make the evacuation decision more than an hour in advance, even if there is still a chance the storm might not hit.”
He continues, “I read all the comments on our social media, and I understand the frustrations that some people felt, but our job is to protect everyone. I don’t make the decision lightly, but I would make the same decision again. We were seeing signs of storm cells expected to be heavy until 7:00 PM, followed by another storm from the Gulf. We drill for these situations. When the decision was made to evacuate, everyone executed perfectly. More...
Following a recent signing to Transcend Music, Brutai has now announced pre-order details for upcoming album "Born."
The album was mixed and Mastered by Matt Hyde (Slipknot, Fightstar, Machine Head, Bullet For My Valentine) and pre-orders are now online right here.
The artwork, a collaboration between AsylumSEVENTY7 and Aegis Illustration, can be seen below and the track listing is as follows:
3. Of Ashes
6. Never Change
7. Dear Emily
8. Over Now
10. The Border More...
The behind-the-scenes video drops trudge ever onward as we now officially hit double digits - check out studio video #10 for new Opeth album "Sorceress."
Wondering what the full album sounds like? Check out our review ahead of the official September 30th release date via Nuclear Blast / Moderbolaget Records. The album's track listing is as followS:
2. Sorceress (song streaming here)
3. The Wilde Flowers (available here)
4. Will O The Wisp (listen in here)
6. Sorceress 2
7. The Seventh Sojourn
8. Strange Brew
9. A Fleeting Glance
11. Persephone (Slight Return) More...
Waylon Reavis has released a 1:30 studio teaser of the upcoming debut single from his new project A Killers Confession via Reverbnation.
The single, which will be released on Halloween, comes from the debut full-length "Unbroken" being released in early 2017 via EMP. Due to overwhelming fan interest, AKC has also announced an early bird CD and LP pre-order, available now at this location. Waylon Reavis comments:
“We got SO many of you blowing us up in comments and messages this week asking if you can pre-order 'Unbroken' or how to support it being made, that we talked to EMP (Label Group), and decided to launch a special early bird pre-order that is available NOW! So RIGHT NOW you can pre-order CD or LP versions of 'Unbroken' and get the 'A Killer's Confession' single on 10/29, 2 days before it hits online retailers. Thank you so much for your support, it means the world to us." More...
More great guests have been confirmed for the Mortuary Drape 30th anniversary show. Besides Erik Danielsson (Watain) and AC Wild (Bulldozer), Andy “Bull” Panigada (Bulldozer), Al De Noble (Death SS / Secret Sphere), and Aphazel (Ancient) will take part in the show and even more guests are still to be announced.
Tickets for the show can be bought in advance (12 €) sending an email to info[at]mortuary13drape.com and will also be available at the door. Details on the show are as follows:
LAB - Via Piave, 65 Alessandria (Italy) More...
The Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers (and accidental djent creators) from Meshuggah are in the homestretch of the release of their eighth album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason."
Today a fifth behind-the-scenes trailer comes online where Tomas discusses recording at Puk Studios. Check it out below. "The Violent Sleep Of Reason" will see official release on October 7th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. More...
Dark Tranquillity issued a music video for the new song "The Pitiless." The song appears on the new album "Atoma," which drops worldwide through Century Media Records on November 4th.
"The Pitiless" was filmed during the band's stay at the German Turock Open Air Festival in Essen.
The track list for "Atoma" is:
3. Forward Momentum
5. Force of Hand
6. Faithless by Default
7. The Pitiless
8. Our Proof of Life
9. Clearing Skies
10. When the World Screams
11. Merciless Fate
12. Caves and Embers
Check out "The Pitiless" here: More...
In celebration of the death of summer, Atlanta-based doom/goth band Dead Register releases the chilling new "Grave" video.
The clip was conceptualized by band member Avril Che and encompasses elements drawn from horror movies, video games, and heavy metal. "Grave" was originally released on the "Fiber" album.
Avril also comments on the video: "'Grave' tips its hat to Silent Hill with unsettling imagery and a bleak analysis of nihilistic duality. In a lonely ambiguous plane of existence, the heroine explores a world of mysterious and elusive apparitions, leading her through doorways that reveal symbolic manifestations of her consciousness." More...
Metallica has released another new music video and single for "Moth Into Flame." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Hardwired...To Self Destruct."
The album is due out November 18, 2016. Pre-orders ordered at this location will begin shipping the week of November 14th.
The 2CD album track list is:
1. Hardwired (see music video here)
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. Now That We’re Dead
4. Moth Into Flame
5. Am I Savage?
6. Halo On Fire
2. Dream No More
4. Here Comes Revenge
5. Murder One
6. Spit Out The Bone
Check out "Moth Into Flame" here: More...
Norwegian prog metal group Leprous has announced the release of the band's very first live DVD/CD/LP package titled "Live At Rockefeller Music Hall," which will come out worldwide on November 25th, 2016 through InsideOut Music.
Recorded live at a hometown show in Oslo on June 4th of this year, "Live At Rockefeller Music Hall" will arrive on various formats, including a limited DVD+2CD Digipak, standalone DVD, 2CD Jewelcase, Gatefold 3LP + 2CD & as digital download audio. The track listing is:
1. The Flood
3. Third Law
5. The Cloak
6. Acquired Taste
9. The Price
12. The Valley
13. Forced Entry
14. Contaminate Me More...
Now wrapping up a September USA tour with label mates Rotting Christ and Dutch symphonic black metal trio Carach Angren, Canadian death metal group Necronomicon has announced additional headlining shows in the States.
You can catch Necronomicon live on these upcoming tour dates:
w/ Rotting Christ, Carach Angren:
09/26/16 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
Necronomicon U.S. ates:
9/28 - Biloxi, MS - Zeppelin's Pizzeria & Bar
9/29 - Raleigh, NC - Slim's Downtown
9/30 - Chesapeake, VA - RiffHouse Pub
10/1 - Trenton, NJ - Championship Bar
10/2 - Rochester, NY - The Montage Music Hall More...
Sacramento, CA's The Kennedy Veil just welcomed a brand new vocalist to the band's ranks. Monte Barnard, best known for his time spent as the high energy frontman for tech-death shredders Alterbeast, as well as his live stints with Aussie deathcore titans Thy Art Is Murder, will take the reigns as the new frontman for The Kennedy Veil moving forward.
Monte had the following to say about joining TKV: "I could not be more excited to be working with The Kennedy Veil. I've known these guys for years and played with all of their respective projects prior to TKV. As a whole they make up one of the hardest working, most driven bands in the industry, never compromising.
"I have been somewhat of a hired gun for different projects over the last few years so when they approached me to be the new permanent vocalist I instantly agreed. The chance to put my creative stamp on such strong material with my close friends would be moronic to pass up. We've matured as musicians from different backgrounds and influences that mixed together are creating a truly memorable album. I can't wait to show the world what we've been crafting and to hit the road in 2017. Hails!"
The Kennedy Veil had the following to say about having Monte join the band, as well as the amicable parting with former vocalist, Taylor Wientjes: "We know people have been asking, so to clear things up and squash any potential rumors, we parted ways with Taylor earlier this summer due solely to creative differences. There is no bad blood and we are all still friends. Taylor is the permanent vocalist for Inanimate Existence, and we are great friends with all of them as well and wish them and Taylor all the best. More...
German melodic death metal act Words of Farewell will release the new album "A Quiet World" on November 18th via AFM Records!
Pre-orders can be made at this location.
The album's track list is as follows:
1. My Share of Loneliness
2. Gaia Demise
3. Gallows Frame
4. Limit Cycle
5. Zero Temperance
6. Momentary Life
8. The Farthest Reach
9. This Shadow My Likeness More...
Cellar Darling, the new band of ex-Eluveitie members Anna Murphy, Merlin Sutter & Ivo Henzi, have released their highly anticipated first single, ‘Challenge’! This marks the very first release from the trio after the high-profile departure from Eluveitie earlier this year, and it has already exceeded all expectations.
Check out "Challenge" in the player below, along with the single's non-album b-side "Fire, Wind & Earth."
Cellar Darling has confirmed a first show with Anneke Van Giersbergen’s The Gentle Storm at the Melkweg, Amsterdam on December 17.
"Challenge" and "Fire, Wind & Earth" are available now for download on all digital platforms and services. Both songs were released this past Friday, 23rd Sep, 2016. More...
Argentinian born (now Spain) power metal act Dragonfly released a new music video for the song "Te Quiero Olvidar." The song was taken from the band's fourth and latest LP "Atlas," which was released back in 2013.
Footage was captured from the band's recent performance at Tajuña Rock 2016. Check it out here:
Greek symphonic metal act Enemy Of Reality announced the new release "Arakhne," which is scheduled to drop on October 23, 2016 via F.Y.B. Records. The recordings, mixing and mastering duties were performed by George Emmanuel (Rotting Christ, Lucifer's Child) at Pentagram Studios & Mark Adrian at 133 Studios.
The album’s artwork, shown below, was been designed by TonyMidi Artworks (Asking Alexandria, Papa Roach, Hellyeah, Heaven Shall Burn and more).
The album features guest performances by:
- Jeff Waters (Annihilator)
- Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire/Angra)
- Chiara Malvestiti (Therion/Chrysalys)
“Arakhne” is mainly based on the ancient Greek myth of the spider's creation, while also several other elements of the Greek mythology are also present in the album's lyrics. In ancient times, in a small town called Ledia in Northern Greece, there lived a young girl named Arakhne. Arakhne was a very skilful weaver spending countless hours working at her loom creating beautiful tapestries that were the envy of all the maidens in the town. Even the Muses would stop to admire her work. One day, one of the Muses, Polymnia shows to Goddess Athena a tapestry depicting the story of Narcissus. At that moment, it felt like the image of Narcissus was so alive that he was singing about his story (voice of Fabio Lione). More...
Ukrainian power/progressive act Defiant will issue the sophomore full length album "Time Isn't Healing" on November 25, 2016. The album is the follow up to the 2013 debut full length "Маскарад" and the 2015 EP "Ночь."
Check out the title track streaming in the player below. The track list for "Time Isn't Healing" is as follows:
1. Storm (Into)
2. Milestones Of Time
3. The Jericho
4. Funeral Feast
5. Time Isn't Healing
6. According to the Acts
7. The Dream
8. Don't Trust the Words
9. The Truth and the Lie
10. The Grief
11. Soul is Burning
12. The Eagle
Check out "Time Isn't Healing" here: More...
Greek progressive metal act Sunburst issued a new drum playthrough clip featuring Kostas Milonas performing the song "Symbol of Life." The song appears on the band's debut album "Fragments of Creation," which is available from Inner Wound Recordings.
Sunburst will kick off Day 3 of ProgPower USA XVIII, making their U.S. debut at the annual festival in Atlanta, GA on September 8, 2017.
Check out the clip here:
Italian power/progressive metal act Noveria, featuring DGM bassist Andrea Arcangeli and now Ethernity keyboarist Julien Spreutels, released the new single "Utopia." The song is featured on the upcoming new album "Forsaken" and can be heard in the player below.
"Forsaken" is out on October 28th via Scarlet Records. The album is a concept based on the theory of the five stages of death by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and written in memory of a brilliant young woman who was taken away from her family by an aggressive cancer. Each track describes the different states of mind of a person facing a fatal illness, taking the listener on an emotional rollercoaster through denial, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance at the end of the journey.
The track listing is as follows:
4. When Everything Falls
6. If Only
Check out "Utopia" here: More...
Greek black metal band Ravencult premieres a new clip for "Beneath the Relics of Old", taken from the upcoming new album "Force Of Profanation", which will be out in stores November 11th via Metal Blade Records.
Check out now "Beneath the Relics of Old" below.
Copenhagen, Denmark's Woes premieres a new song and music video "Lost & Alone", which was recorded at Badcat Studios and produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris Creutzfeldt. The video was filmed in Kolding, Denmark, by Mindspark Film.
Check out now "Lost & Alone" below.
Catch the band live on the following tour-dates below: More...
Megadeth premieres a new music video for the instrumental song "Conquer Or Die!", taken from the band's latest album "Dystopia", out in stores via Universal Music.
Check out now "Conquer Or Die!" below.
Metallica performed a brief set at "Global Citizen" festival held at Central Park in New York City, NY, Septe,ber 24th, 2016. You can catch the band again live in New York at Webster Hall this Tuesday, September 27th, where Metallica will perform a special show for their "The Fifth Member" fan club. More details on that can be found HERE.
Check out now "For Whom The Bell Tolls" and "Master Of Puppets" live at Global Citizen Festival 2016 below.
"For Whom The Bell Tolls":
"Master Of Puppets": More...
Red Fang premieres a new song entitled "Not For You", taken from the upcoming new album "Only Ghosts", which will be out in stores October 14 via Relapse Records.
Check out now "Not For You" via BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show With Daniel P Carter" HERE, skipping ahead to 02:27:00.