Latest Metal News
Last updated on April 26, 2015 at 4:45 PM ET
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20 news articles posted today (and counting...)
São Paulo metal band El Santo Asesino released the new EP "Chaos Republic" this past week, which is now available online for streaming in full. Grab your copy at Bandcamp here and stream all the songs below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Interfactor Sancti Intro 01:34
2. Inferno 03:16
3. Evangelho do Ódio 02:27
4. Repeaxe 03:47
5. República do Caos 03:12
6. Pacificação 03:32 More...
Pressures, a four piece metal / hardcore outfit from London, just released a new music video for "This Journey," which was filmed and edited by Daniel Ashley Clark and can be seen below.
"This Journey" comes off the "Misery Loves Company" EP that was recorded, mixed, produced by Daniel Kerr of Avenue Studios.
Saint Charles, MO outfit Until Extinction has a new cover tune online, which can be heard below, and the band also comments:
"Here you are, folks. Our cover of Simon & Garfunkel's 'The Sounds of Silence.' Stream it, download it, share it, put it on your iPod, put it on your grandma's iPod. Enjoy."
Swedish melodic death / thrash outfit Barilium has a lyric video out now for "You Are Not Alone," the title track off the band's album of the same name. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Life Before Death (Intro) 01:28
2. Winterfear 03:17
3. You Are Not Alone 04:24
4. Left Unburied 04:38
5. Self Inflicted 03:36
6. Arise 02:40
Primate biker horde Boss Kong is setting out to punish the humans with "The Humans Soundtrack Vol. II," released for Record Store Day.
While the vinyl incarnation of the recordings on this platter is about to become extinct, the full 7" has been put on antagonistic digital display. Stream the full thing below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine. More...
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It was only a matter of time: the all-bass metal band Extinction Level Event discovered Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass."
Check out a bass metal mashup below released to tease the band's debut EP "The Catalyst," dropping on May 5th. Unfortunately it's pretty short, so the real question is: when will the full cover version come online boys?
After parting ways with the band's vocalist last month, Borderlands has a video clip out for the final song to feature that former member. The band also comments:
"Here it is! Our last work with our former vocalist Nuno, 'Release Yourself,' taken from our upcoming album. Like what you hear? Stay tuned for more news about the album very soon!"
The Unguided just checked in with the following announcement about recording an upcoming full-length album:
"Dear fans of The Unguided,
"We're happy to announce that after a long time of composing and rehearsing the time has come for our new album to be recorded.
"Today Roger and RickSick are traveling to Hansen Studios in Ribe Denmark and tomorrow we'll start to put some killer drums down.
"We'll keep you posted through the whole procedure and hopefully the record will be out by the end of the year. Hold tight!!" More...
Orogen has made three songs available for streaming online (check 'em out in the Bandcamp player below), with Shadow Kingdom Records issuing this press release:
"Orogen is a relatively new band created from new musicians who love classic heavy metal and doom metal, so there’s no surprise where the music sits here.
"What’s really cool about the music is the vocals at times sound like Mark Shelton from the Crystal Logic album, an album that really was ground breaking in the way it was created and executed. It’s really cool to hear a lot of great sounds from the past all spiraled into this EP, while bringing their own twist as to what they want to hear in heavy metal.
"So we’ve mentioned Crystal Logic as a starting point. Take that, then layer on some old Trouble and Candlemass and that will get you somewhere close, but their take is kind of interesting and I would not recommend this for anyone other than true DIE HARD DOOM METAL fans.
"This will only be released on 100 Cassettes / Digital / and T-Shirts for anyone that wants to represent not only Orogen, but also Yan’ Dargent’s dark mind!" More...
Majesty In Ruin is a side project of John Gaffney (Sinister Realm), and Rich McCoy (who’s quietly been in the music scene for approximately 30 years), gearing up to release "All Light Shall Fade" via Shadow Kingdom Records on May 19th. The label also had this to say:
"The two paired up to join up and present their best songwriting skills. Together they’ve achieved nothing short of an underground classic Epic Doom Metal EP. All 3 songs kill it in terms of songwriting, vocals, atmosphere, and more! We should make an extra note that the vocals really stand out here. They’re crystal clear, filled with an abundance of emotion; they’re definitely the main highlight of the album. This will hit the spot for fans that like bands similar to Solitude Aeternus, Dio, Candlemass! A cassette tape and t-shirt of the album cover will shortly follow. Stay tuned."
You can now preview all three songs digitally via the player below, with the track listing as follows:
1. Mother of Desire
2. The Lamp of Invisible Light
3. Rememberance More...
A new band has formed featured featuring Jim Gregory and Jeff DeMarco from Solium Fatalis titled Neuronic Saw. A demo teaser is now available below, and the band also comments:
"We will have more details in the coming months but this would be best described as Dismember meets Exhumed.....stay tuned!!!
"Here's an unmixed demo for Neuronic Saw, it features Jim Gregory and Ryan Beevers on guitars and Kevin Talley from Suffocation on drums, we hope you enjoy it! Note: If you listen carefully you can hear Ryan laughing at the end of the track." More...
Swedish ambient band Forndom will release the "Flykt" album via Nordvis Produktion on June 19th, with the label offering up this description:
"Imagine yourself by a campfire underneath the open sky, far away from the rattling of society. Nearby you notice a raven spreading its wings; croaking as it solemnly stares out across the surrounding landscape. As you turn you can hear a fox crying out in the distance, followed by what can be perceived as a drum beat derived from the earth itself. This is 'Flkyt,' an escape from the world such as humanity has let it become - neglected and abused.
"With an enchanting splendor 'Flykt' takes us on a very down to earth yet intense musical journey, a ritual tribute to our Northern legacy and a time when people lived in harmony with nature and worshipped the Nordic gods. There is more to 'Flykt' than merely ambient tones that resonate with atmospheric soundscapes - it also serves as a reminder to us all to embrace our heritage; to bring back what has been lost and to cherish it until the very end."
1. För världarna nio
2. När Alvkungens rike faller samman
5. Återkomst More...
Death metal outfit Vulvodynia has new track online today titled "New World Order," taken off upcoming concept album "Finis Omnium Ignorantium." The band also comments:
"In this song the secret societies of the world gather to discuss the next stage of global enslavement as they flaunt their power amongst each other. All the riches of the planet are to be re-obtained from the Annunaki if they can some how contact them!"
Forgotten Horror - a black / death metal act from Kuopio, Finland - was formed in January 2004 by Tuomas Karhunen (Deathchain, Jess and the Ancient Ones, True Black Dawn).
The group's debut album "The Serpent Creation" was released by Woodcut Records back in September of 2011. Now in the Spring of 2015, Forgotten Horror is ready to unleash sophomore Lilithian summoning through Woodcut Records.
The new full-length album is entitled "Aeon Of The Shadow Goddess" and it will be released on Walpurgis Night MMXV, followed by an album release gig in Kuopio with the Finnish cult band Demilich. More...
A new lyric video is out now for the track "Now I Am Become Death" by Hackneyed. Check it out below. Hackneyed's new album "Inhabitants Of Carcosa" is due out out May 15th, 2015.
The album was produced & recorded by Nikita Kamprad (Der Weg Einer Freiheit) at Tonstudio Würzburg / Germany & Staffan Karlsson (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, Shining) at Sweetspot Satellite / Sweden. "Inhabitants of Carcosa" was then mixed by Nikita Kamprad and mastered by Dan Swanö.
One of the great things about the internet is that younger headbangers can find all sorts of bands so much easier than they could twenty years. Where once fans may have wondered what happened to certain members of bands, they are now able to find their subsequent or side projects with much greater ease. One such band who achieved success in their time but for a while were swept away featured a very important member of the classic lineup of one of metal’s most important bands, Motorhead, whose guitarist Eddie Clarke would leave for a new group, Fastway.
Fastway was formed in 1983 when "Fast" Eddie Clarke became disillusioned with Motorhead and teamed up with UFO bass player, Pete Way, who had also become disgruntled with his band. They recruited former Humble Pie drummer, Jerry Shirley and Irish singer Dave King. Despite Way being a founding member and half of the group’s namesake, he decided to leave the project early on because he was unable to escape his record deal with Chrysalis Records and instead opted to join Ozzy Osbourne’s band, later forming a new group, Waysted. More...
Motörhead was forced to cancel its performance at the Monsters Of Rock festival at Arena Anhembi, São Paulo, Brazil yesterday because Lemmy was suffering from gastric distress and dehydration.
Lemmy is undergoing tests at a local hospital and is unable to perform this weekend. British NWOBHM legends Judas Priest, who were scheduled to play right after Motörhead, added 30 more minutes to their set as a result of Motörhead's cancelation.
Check out one of Lemmy Kilmister's rare 2015 live appearances performing Chuck Berry's "Let It Rock" with Foo Fighters, Zakk Wylde and Slash at The Forum in Los Angeles on January 10, 2015.
From First To Last - showcasing Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo as vocalist - is streaming the band's entire new album "Dead Trees" including the three bonus tracks. "Dead Trees" will be released on April 28th via Sumerian Records.
Check out now the entire new album stream below.
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You may know already Jared Dines (vocalist of Dissimulator) from his viral parody videos "Things beginner guitarists say" and "10 ways to hold a guitar (for advanced)". Check out now "10 Ways to Headbang for Beginners" below.
Australian metal act Make Them Suffer premieres a new music video for the track "Blood Moon" taken from the upcoming new album "Old Souls" which is set to drop on June 2nd 2015.
Check out now the brand new song and music video below.