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Last updated on February 12, 2016 at 10:41 AM ET
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8 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Greek thrash act Suicidal Angels announced the impending new release "Division in Blood." The band stated in the announcement: "Here we come with some great news for all you maniax out there! Below you may find the official press release, revealing the cover and the title of our new record. The 6th official studio album is followed by a breathtaking cover, which Mr. Repka created once more. 'Division of Blood' it is, armed to the teeth, marching to enter your speakers and blow them off! Stay tuned for more, we come back soon with extensive details!"
"Division of Blood" - the follow up to the highly acclaimed 2014 album "Divide and Conquer" - will be released on May 27th via NoiseArt Records.
The stunning cover artwork (shown below) was created by acclaimed artist Ed Repka Illustration (Megadeth, Death, Municipal Waste).
The band added: "Against the odds of the times (that we live), against gods, masters and slaves, the “Division of Blood” marches on and kills! Another incredible piece of art from Mr. Repka, follows our official 6th studio album. The banners of the Moshing Crew raise high and the legions are ready to unleash all the passion and the flame. Join the forces to clear the path, one is the way, no side loss just wrath!" More...
Finnish melodic metal quintet Sonata Arctica announced that the band is working on the follow up to the 2014 album "Pariah's Child" (see review here). The band will also tour 9 European countries with support from label mates Twilight Force.
The new album is due for release in October via Nuclear Blast, stay tuned for more info. As with "Pariah's Child," the as yet untitled upcoming ninth studio album will be recorded at Studio 57.
Keyboard player Henrik ‘Henkka’ Klingenberg commented: “As far as the musical direction of the album, it's really too early to say how it will turn out. Having said that, I expect the usual Sonata Arctica trademarks to be found on it. We will however get this album completed in time for an autumn release and we'll tell you all more as things progress..."
Sonata Arctica commented on the EU tour announcement: “We're all really looking forward to finishing our new studio album and taking the songs on the road. This time we'll start in Europe and the UK before heading on to the rest of the world. As always, you can expect an energetic show with new material as well as some old favourites.”
Henrik continued: "At the moment we're taking a break from the recording of our 9th studio album and heading out with Nightwish for a couple of months in North America. When we get back we're more or less going straight into the studio to continue working on the album." More...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Bardus has hooked up with Clermont-Ferrand noisemerchants Solar Flare Records -- label home to Pigs, Sofy Major, American Heritage, Fashion Week, The Great Sabatini and more -- for the April release of the band's upcoming new release "Stella Porta."
"If the Melvins, Eyehategod, Unsane, and Queens of the Stone Age all somehow co-fathered some ungodly offspring" -- as written by Metalsucks -- is an accurate description of what Bardus sounds like. Formed in 2011, Bardus has been daring listeners to define their sound, which has been described as "genre-defying impetuosity" by Heavy Planet. Citing heavy, sludgy, groove, psychedelia, noise rock influences, the band continues to challenge listeners.
Following their debut full-length, Solus, self-released in 2013, Bardus has been creating a name for itself through solid DIY touring and supporting national acts abroad. Through their hard hitting style of music, Bardus has continued to develop a sound of their own, as proven on their newest album, "Stella Porta."
Solar Flare Records will issue "Stella Porta" on CD and digitally on April 1st, and preorder packages are available at this location.
The track listing for "Stella Porta" is:
1. Smoke Bath
3. Sky King
7. Clandestine More...
Blackened thrash metal act, Bloodthirst, has revealed more details on the upcoming mini-album, "Glorious Sinners," which is set to drop on April 8th via Pagan Records. Check out the artwork and track list below.
The material was recorded at Left Hand Sounds studio and will include five brand new tracks. The release was recorded at Left Hand Sounds studio. Kontamination Design is responsible for the cover artwork, which can be views below.
“The history of the papacy is full of dark chapters written in blood, corruption and immortality of those who professed to be the highest representatives of their god.” The lyrics along with the artwork create a concept exposing of the deceitfulness of the Vatican hierarchy.
The track list is as follows:
1. The Viper's Nest
2. The Reign Of The Antichrist
3. The Masterpiece Of Lie
4. No God Shall Stand Before The Pope
5. Sacco di Roma More...
Frontiers Music Srl is proud to present the debut album from Shiraz Lane entitled "For Crying Out Loud," which will be released on April 15, 2016. Today sees the release of the band's first official video for the song "Wake Up," which can be viewed in the player below.
Guitarist Miki Kalske commented on the video: "The 'Wake Up' music video is a pretty straight forward, epileptic, at-your-face band video which goes along well with the message and feeling of the song. The video was filmed on a theatre type stage, set up to a gloomy atmosphere illuminated by a net of LED lights on the background, which makes our high-energy pouncing around look almost ghostlike. The whole process was a lot of fun, plus it serves as an intensive cardio workout to jump around on stage like a maniac for a whole working day."
Vocalist Hannes Kett added: "As the song title suggests, we want everyone to wake up and find the courage to read between the lines, to open our eyes to everything happening behind the scenes, to see that life is not all sunshine & rainbows. If we choose to be blind to all the mistakes we've made, we'll never learn and find ourselves living in a world filled with hatred, lies & confusion. We're all part of the cycle of life, for better or for worse; the hands of time will have us all eventually. Let us not be afraid of breaking the box we live in, let us find peace of mind in our every day lives. Let us Wake Up."
Swedish fantasy power metal act Twilight Force has signed on with Nuclear Blast Records.
The foundation for what is now Twilight Force was laid out in 2011, with a quest to bring back the golden age of epic symphonic power metal. By combining strong melodies with orchestral arrangements and fast tempos, Twilight Force wanted to create an intense and memorable listening experience; immersing the audience in a magic universe filled with wonder, heroic tales and mesmerising mythical worlds. Using their vast experience from previous musical endeavours, their classical training and technical proficiency, they started working intensely and meticulously in their studio in the heart of Sweden, the Twilight Forge. The music took shape and grew from the depths of their hearts, and the basis of the songs swiftly came into existence. Hence, the first ever adventure metal album – "Tales Of Ancient Prophecies" - saw the light of day in 2014. In the wake of their successful first release, and two glorious tours across Europe with Sonata Arctica and Gloryhammer, Twilight Force have returned to the Forge to craft their second opus. The conquest has merely begun...
The band commented: "Sound the Horns of Triumph! It is with great exuberance that we can finally reveal that a legendary Scroll of Allegiance has been sealed. Twilight Force have entered into a pact with Nuclear Blast, and will henceforth stand proudly alongside venerable acts such as Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Sabaton and Blind Guardian. This wondrous covenant will unlock magic portals to kingdoms unknown, and help us guide humans and kindred spirits alike into our mystical glorious realm. So, now is the time to rejoice! The Knights of Twilight's Might shall rise!" More...
Greece’s Stheno and Germany’s World Downfall premiere the full-album stream of their brand new split 7", out in stores now via Everydayhate Records.
States Everydayhate Records about its latest release:
"German - Greek friendship at its finest! A grindcore/crust/death/black metal sonic attack is provided with this split release! Two grindcore/death metal tracks made by the old-school German killers World Downfall, who break the ice after a long musical pause. They come crushing down, straight to your face! Stheno continues to move on the blackened path with a grindcore/black metal/crust blend, offering a four-song Greek punch; blackened sonic hooliganism especially for you, freaks!"
Check it out now in its entirety below.
Walls Of Jericho premieres a new song entitled "Relentless", taken from the upcoming new album "No One Can Save You From Yourself", which will be out in stores March 25th through Napalm Records.
Check out now "Relentless" below.
Says frontwoman Candace Kucsulain of the track: More...