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Last updated on August 31, 2015 at 12:51 PM ET
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28 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Over the past year a series of health issues with front man Lemmy has caused Motorhead to repeatedly cancel live shows, and it appears that has occurred again now that the group has nixed a Denver show. Motorhead comments:
"The Rocky Mountain High has affected Lemmy like the high altitude of Salt Lake City. It's been quite a while since Lemmy was this 'high' in the US, and thus having got a burst of altitude sickness (which made it hard for him to breathe and sing properly) he has very reluctantly decided not perform in Denver.
"Lemmy is really sorry and wants to thank the fans for their support and trust. He looks forward to the next-up Texas shows…at low elevations."
Motorhead is touring in support of newly released album "Bad Magic," with a music video off that release available below. More...
Loyal Blood Records is proud to present “Sin,” the second album from Mantric, a progressive metal trio from Norway comprised of former members of Extol. Set for release on September 25, “Sin” follows the band’s debut album “The Descent” released in 2010 by Prosthetic Records.
"Sin" was recorded between Subsonic Society Studio with Tommy Akerholdt (Turbonegro) overseeing the drums/guitars tracking and Cipralexed Studio with Tor Magne Glidje handling bass, guitars, synths and vocals recordings. The nine-track album was later mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden in San Francisco.
Mantric today premieres a brand new track from “Sin” entitled “FaithFaker” - listen in via the SoundCloud player below. The "Sin" track listing is:
2. On The Horizon
3. Give Me Eyes
4. Arrogance vs. Anxiety
5. Die Old
8. In The Shadow Of My Soul
9. Black Eyes More...
Hungarian neo-thrash masters Ektomorf have set October 23rd as release date for the brand new album entitled "Aggressor."
The album includes 14 brand new, in-your-face tracks, which include “Evil By Nature” featuring a guest appearance by George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher of Cannibal Corpse.
The track listing is:
5. Move On
6. Evil By Nature (Feat. George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher)
7. You Can’t Get More
8. Emotionless World
11. Damned Nation
12. You Lost
13. You’re Not For Me
14. Memento More...
Oklahoma City's Christian death metal outfit Broken Flesh will drop a self-titled album on September 4, 2015 via Luxor Records.
The new album features ten brand new tracks and two rerecorded tracks from the 2009 debut release "Forever In Flames." Today the full "Broken Flesh" album comes online and can be heard below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Valley Of Mass Crucifixion
2. Blood Harvest
3. Consumed By Death
4. Buried Alive
6. Cries Of The Dead
7. Forever In Flames
11. By His Blood
12. Hate More...
Grim Van Doom was founded during 2011's winter and managed to step into the tiny spot between common doom and dirty sludge, creating a musical monster in the process. Dark sound-sculptures, gooey downtempo-beats and neck-breaking groove define the drop-tuned sound of the band, while nihilistic lyrics are shot at the audience through massive shouting.
The band recently hit the studio (the sludge-wise well known Tonmeisterei in Oldenburg, Germany) to record a forthcoming debut album "Grim Love," which is set to drop on September 11, 2015. The track listing is:
1. Goddamn This Love
2. Family Girl
4. The Storm
7. Frank Vilyn
8. Nilsis More...
Melodic death/folk metallers Hell’s Guardian recently released a new EP, "Ex Adversis Resurgo," which is now online for streamingt below.
"Ex Adversis Resurgo" contains 3 brand new songs, 2 live songs, a piano version of "Follow Your Fate" and artwork by Jan Örkki Yrlund (Manowar, Korpiklanni, Tyr, Sirenia). The full track listing is as follows:
1. Pagan Ritual 00:41
2. Fire Of Persecution 04:05
3. Ex Adversis Resurgo 04:54
4. Cradle's Lake (Live Brixia Metal Fest) 04:49
5. Silence In Your Mind (Live Brixia Metal Fest) 05:21
6. Follow Your Fate (Piano Version) 05:00 More...
The Denver, CO metallic hardcore grinders from Call Of The Void have announced a 2+ week U.S. tour this fall with support from Syracuse, NY's Bleak.
Kicking off on October 1st in Omaha, NE, the tour will run through October 18th and will include a stop at Southwest Terror Fest alongside Dropdead, Xibalba & more in Tucson, AZ. A complete listing of dates is available below.
Additionally, the band recently recorded a brand new EP with Dave Otero at Flatline audio in Denver called "Are You Fucking Kidding Me." Details on that release will be made available shortly. The band's recent sophomore album "Ageless" can be heard below. More...
"Devoutness," the new album from Italy's Synapses, mixes modern technical death metal with an old school mindset and appeal.
The album was recorded, arranged, mixed and mastered by the band and guitarist Alessio Fassoli. The artwork was created by Colin Marks Rain Song Design (Jeff Loomis, Origin, Kataklysm, Aborted).
When Iron Reagan and Strangeways Brewing got to collaborating, two core ideas were immediately at war: wanting to brew a favorite style, the Belgian Tripel, while at the same time desiring to make a dark-as-night ale to pay homage to metal music.
Peace was partially restored when they realized they could brew a Belgian Black Tripel. Jelly beans were added to enhance the insanity while at the same time keeping with the essence of the band’s name.
Finally, months of aging in oak barrels bring it all back to earth. The result is the "Just Say Go" Belgian Black Tripel (8.4% ABV~17 IBU). You know why you should drink it? Iron Regan's Tony Foresta sums it up best: "IT HAS FUCKING JELLYBEANS IN IT!"
Catch Iron Reagan live on these upcoming tour dates: More...
Perth, Australia’s death metal group Sanzu recently completed the recording and mixing process for a new album and follow-up to previous EP “Painless.”
Titled “Heavy Over The Home,” this new album was recorded by Sanzu in Perth, mixed and mastered by G1 Productions in Somerset - UK, and is set for release on December 3 followed by a full Australian tour.
“Ever since the release of the ‘Painless’ EP we have been working around the clock writing, recording and preparing for the album,” commented vocalist Zachary Andrews.
He goes on to say, “Our debut EP ‘Painless’ came from a place of spiritual and musical naivety. The title was chosen to almost make fun of ourselves for thinking 'yeah this will be easy, piece of cake, painless!' when in fact, Sanzu almost didn't make it through the production phase and it’s possible we wouldn't still be here today. It wasn’t intentional but ‘Heavy Over the Home’ is significantly darker in theme and sound. Although we still very much have retained the Sanzu sound, this record feels like a different place entirely. This is a concept we hope to continue with each album if possible, exploring the different realms of music and art within the vessel of this band, without sacrificing what is loved in our sound.” More...
Crucial Blast has confirmed the upcoming November 11, 2015 CD release of "Psychogenic Atrophy," the debut full-length from Oakland's avant-garde thrash assassins, Dimesland.
Appearing at the end of 2014 as a digital-only, self-released title, "Psychogenic Atrophy" was met with little fanfare, yet made an immediate and powerful impression upon those who heard it. An in-house favorite release of 2014, Crucial Blast was so blown away by this album that the label wanted to make it available as a physical release, reissuing "Psychogenic Atrophy" on CD in digipack packaging that features subtly unnerving cover art from Swiss photographer and performance artist Chantal Michel.
Unfortunately, shortly after the initial digital release of "Psychogenic Atrophy" in November, as Dimesland was preparing to tour heavily on the new album, guitarist Drew Cook tragically passed away.
While this leaves the future of the band uncertain for the time being, the remaining members -- Drew's brother, guitarist Nolan Cook, drummer Harland Burkhart, and bassist/vocalist Greg Brace -- continue to honor their fallen comrade's memory, and this new physical version of "Psychogenic Atrophy" is meant to do exactly that. More...
Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall - the all star project of Primal Fear/Kiske-Sommerville guitarist Magnus Karlsson - released a preview clip for the upcoming new album "Kingdom of Rock." The album is set to drop via Fronters Records srl on November 6th.
For the new release, Karlsson has enlisted an impressive vocal guest lineup including: Jorn Lande (ex-MasterPlan/Allen-Lande), Jakob Samuel (The Poodles), Tony Harnell (ex-TNT/Skid Row), Rick Altzi (MasterPlan/At Vance), David Readman (Pink Cream 69/Voodoo Circle), Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow), Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath), Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) and Rebecca De La Motte.
1. Kingdom of Rock
2. Out of the Dark
3. No Control
4. When the Sky Falls
5. Angel of the Night
6. I Am Coming for You
7. Another Life
8. Never Look Away
9. A Heart So Cold
10. The Right Moment
11. Walk This Road Alone
Check out the clip here: More...
Following the release of the "No Tears" MCD, Antagonist Zero will be touring the Baltics and Poland from September 4 - 12. Antagonist Zero will be joined by Paean, Estonia's gift to progressive death metal.
The tour starts from Järvenpää, Finland, followed by shows in Estonia, Poland and Latvia. Dates and venues are as follows:
4.9 Black Pool, Järvenpää, Finland (w/o Paean)
5.9 Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia (w/o Paean)
8.9 Tawerna, Rumia, Poland
9.9 Sasiedzi, Elblag, Poland
10.9 Komin, Suwalki, Poland
11.9 Melna Piektdiena, Antithesis V Fest, Riga, Latvia
12.9 Melno Cepurišu Balerija, Jelgava, Latvia More...
The portal of the first track from Stellar Master Elite’s new album has now been opened, spilling forth a blackened doomy rumble with thick ambient elements to guide the listener through the cosmos.
Take a listen to the track "Transmission: Disruption" in the YouTube player below. New album "III: Eternalism - The Psychospherical Chapter" is due for release on October 1, 2015. The full track listing will be as follows:
1. Transmission: Disruption
2. Desperate Grandeur
3. Buried in Oblivion
4. Perdition Time Loop
5. Hologram Temple
6. The First Principle
7. Mark of the Beast
9. Downfall More...
Swedish death metal pioneers At The Gates issued a new music video for the track "The Book of Sand (The Abomination)." The song appears on the 2014 comeback release "At War With Reality" (see review here).
The clip was filmed at the Rockstadt Extreme Fest in Romania on August 15th, 2015. Check it out here:
Defunct German act Mad Alien released a promo clip for the track "Goodbye." The song appears on the release "Time War," a compilation of reissued tracks from the band's 1989 EP "We Are Alive" and 1995 debut album "Qui Habet Aures Audiendi, Audiat." The release is available now via Kathargo, under its "Heavy Metal Classics" line, with worldwide distribution via Pure Steel Records.
Check out the clip here:
Greek melodic doom act Lachrymose released a new music video for the track "False God." The song appears on the new release "Carpe Noctum," which dropped this past Friday via Pure Steel Publishing.
Check out the clip here:
Infected is a new industrial metal project featuring Troctapuss a/k/a Brian Troch and Jeff Vincent. Troch is known for his work as lead vocalist in Cyclone Temple, Hammeron, The Reign of Terror, Znöwhite and Shooting Hemlock. More information on the band is expected soon.
The song was released via Dark Star Records in Association with Sony Music. Check it out here.
Greek traditional metal act R.U.S.T. will continue as R.U.S.T.X and are streaming the new track "Revolution X" (heard in the player below).
R.U.S.T. formed in 2003 (known then as Flames in Ice) with the purpose of playing traditional 80's Heavy Metal following the footsteps of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Warlord, Savatage, Stormwitch and Riot. R.U.S.T. has been an live active band on the island of Cyprus and Europe for many years now. In addition, the band is the proud co-organizer (along with Hardraw and the rest of the P.O.T.N. Crew) of the annual Power of the Night Metal Festival.
In the summer of 2007 R.U.S.T. released the first demo EP "Rust" at the 2nd Power of the Night Festival. In 2010, the band released its first single, "Metal Child" followed by the debut full length "Forged in the Fire of Metal” in 2011.
In 2014, Tasos (Vocals) and Adamos (guitars) split with the band for personal reasons and the band went on hiatus. In 2014, R.U.S.T.X was born, consisting of George Xanthou (bass), Panayiotis Xanthou (guitars) and Johnny Xanthou (drums), along with new vocalist Katerina Xanthou. Katerina's addition marks a new era for the band, as all the members are siblings.
"Revolution X" is expected to be included on an upcoming new album. More information is expected soon. Check it out here: More...
Canadian thrash act Annihilator released an EPK preview clip for the upcoming new release "Suicide Society." The album is set to drop on September 18th via UDR Music.
"Suicide Socity" marks return of guitarist/mainman Jeff Waters to full time vocal duties, the first since 2010's "Annihilator" album.
The track list for "Suicide Society" is as follows:
Check out the clip here: More...
Ulterium Records are proud to announce the signing of the all-star progressive metal band Waken Eyes to the label. The band features members of Darkwater, Symphony X and Steven Wilson). The debut album "Exodus" will be released on October 30th in Europe and North America. A preview clip for the album can be heard below.
"Exodus" was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator) in Sweden and the layout was made by Jan Yrlund (Delain, Korpiklaani, Apocalyptica).
"Exodus" is a very impressive and diverse album that will surely appeal to fans of progressive metal, prog rock and melodic metal. The album has a great mix of catchy melodies, challenging instrumental parts and epic cinematic movements that will surely capture the attention of the musical community. Everything comes together perfectly in the title track that ends the album with its 18 minutes long epic filled with melodies, progressive parts and a good dose of feeling.
The track listing for the album is:
3. Deafening Thoughts
4. Back To Life
6. Cornerstone Away
7. Still Life
9. Across The Horizon
10. Exodus More...
Italian grindcore act Grumo will release the new album "Fallimento" on October 26th via Earthquake Terror Noise.
Grumo (meaning "Clot", "Gore") was formed in 2004 in Modena (Italy), when Riki (vocals) and Nico (drums) got together. At the beginning, the sound was inspired by bands like Anal Cunt and early Napalm Death, with tracks often under 40 sec. The purpose was to play pure noisecore, with explicit and sharp but funny lyrics.
The first demo, "K.a.r.n.e." ("Meat") was unleashed in 2006 and over the next years many splits LPs were recorded. During the years, the band has played many gigs and festivals (Porco Dio Fest, September to Dismember 3th, Roma A-Bestial Fest), supporting both Italian (Cripple Bastards, Dysmorfic, Repulsione, Jesus Ain’t in Poland...) and international bands (Holocausto Canibal, D-Compose, Sakatat, Social Chaos, Yack, Captain Cleanoff, Sete Star Sept).
Although the first 8 years were characterized by few line-up changes, 2012 marked a significant turning point: the first record, "Voglio Vederti Sprofondare" ("I Want to See You Sink"), was released through independent labels.
The track listing for "Fallimento" is:
2. Blood Spilling
3. Nothing To Declare
4. Cani Sciolti
6. Fucking Business
7. Animo In Rivolta
8. Solo Morte E Miseria
9. Viewers Of The End
10. Vendetta Animale
12. Suffer The Children More...
After a year of honing its malefic craft, North Carolina's blackened thrash/punk act All Hell has returned with a new volatile offering. "The Red Sect" marks a crossroads for the band; the straightforward aggression of the debut ("The Devil's Work," 2014) blends with a seething, menacing atmosphere - further enhanced by the mixing and mastering skills of Toxic Holocaust mainman Joel Grind - creating an album that is dark, vicious, and compelling. The record's ten tracks weave a frightful narrative of ritual possession, vengeance, and revolt. The band has further explored and defined their sound, once again drawing influences from a wide array of genres such as thrash, black metal, deathrock, and punk.
Since the debut release, All Hell has been busy sowing chaos through live performances while crafting the sophomore effort. Playing and touring throughout the Southeast, the band has quickly developed a following and earned a reputation as one of the most intense and lethal live acts in the region, having shared the stage with bands like 1349, Black Tusk, Ghoul, Skeletonwitch, and Toxic Holocaust.
With a relentless drive, growing support, and two albums under their belt, All Hell pushes forward, intent on spreading its hellish music and intense live experience to as many people as possible.
"The Red Sect" will be released on October 16th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productoons Records. The track listing for the album is:
2. Mass Possession
4. Blood for the Baron
5. Graveyard Dust
6. In My Command
8. The Unseen
9. Funeral Feast
10. The Red Sect More...
Italian thrash act Nuclear Detonation issued the debut album "Living Dead, Sons Of The Lobotomy" via Iron Shield Records, with worldwide distribution via Pure Steel Records. The album was originally released back in March on cassette via the small independent label Puzzle Records.
Nuclear Detonation was founded in 2012 by vocalist/guitarist Luca "Detonation" Sergi in Calabria, Italy. The band issued its first single single "Down To Hell" in 2013.
The track list for the album is:
1. Down To Hell
2. Slow Decay
3. People Of The Lie
4. A.T.A. (Another Thrash Attack)
5. Living Dead
6. Hang The Poser
7. Mental Prison
8. Nuclear Detonation More...
Italian melodic death/folk three piece Hell’s Guardian has released the new EP, "Ex Adversis Resurgo" via Bandcamp (also available via iTunes). The EP is the follow up to the 2014 debut "Follow Your Fate."
"Ex Adversis Resurgo" contains 3 brand new songs, 2 live tracks and a piano version of the debut title track "Follow Your Fate." The new material is more aggressive with engaging rhythms compared to the debut.
The artwork (shown below) was created by Jan Örkki Yrlund (Manowar, Korpiklanni, Tyr, Sirenia).
The track list is:
1. Pagan Ritual
2. Fire Of Persecution
3. Ex Adversis Resurgo
4. Cradle’s Lake (Live at Brixia Metal Fest)
5. Silence In Your Mind (Live at Brixia Metal Fest)
6. Follow Your Fate (Piano Version) More...
Greek alternative metal act Killson will issue the debut release "In Limbo" on November 6th (EU) (October 9th in Greece) via Roar! Rock of Angels Records. A preview clip for the album can be heard in the player below.
The album was recorded and mastered by Thanos Mylonas and mixed by John Gamilis (Playground Circus) and the band itself, while the front cover artwork (shown below) was created by Abstrata - The Art of Gustavo Sazes (Outloud, Firewind, Gus G. etc)
The track list is as follows:
6. In Limbo
7. Left Behind
8. My Kind
9. No One Man
12. Shut Up More...
German melodic metal act Creature has resurfaced with "Ride the Bullet," the sophomore release and first since the band's 1989 self titled debut. In 2005, the band issued a reissue of the debut entitled "Way to Paradise."
"Ride the Bullet" will be issued via Kathargo Records, with worldwide distribution via Pure Steel Records, on September 18th.
The track list is:
2. Nervous Breakdown
3. Ride The Bullet
4. Can’t You Realized
5. Don’t Believe In Rumours
6. Deep Down ’n’ Dirty
10. Bitch Part I
11. Bitch Part II
12. I Can’t Break Out
15. No Voice Rumors More...
Metallica-TV is streaming official fly-on-the-wall footage of the band's August 22, 2015, performance in Gothenburg, Sweden, including drummer Lars Ulrich in a meet-and-greet with local fans, and the performance of the track "Battery" from the show.
Check it out now below.