Latest Metal News
Last updated on September 3, 2015 at 11:30 AM ET
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10 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Portland, Oregon-based Nightfell is just over a week from seeing the release of the band's second LP, "Darkness Evermore," through 20 Buck Spin, and the entire record is now playing online. Listen in below.
Nightfell's morose brand of metal does simply doesn't even acknowledge genre barriers, as the duo organically creates an intense, brooding brand of musical hatred forged of their own volition. Picking up where their 2014 debut LP "The Living Ever Mour"n left off, on the potent "Darkness Evermore" the band unloads more than forty-minutes of new material through six demoralizing tracks recorded and mixed at Red Lantern Studios by Evan "Maus" Mersky, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and bearing cover art paintings by Carl Auge of His Hero Is Gone. More...
Amaranthe will make a triumphant return to North America this fall for a new headline tour. This marks the second time the band has toured through the U.S. and Canada in 2015, having previously performed alongside Santa Cruz.
The tour starts October 29 in Atlanta and runs through November 29 in San Jose. Butcher Babies will provide direct support, while Lullwater will open the show.
Time to get into more of a melancholic autumn mood after this long hot summer with another brand new track off Hanging Garden's forthcoming album "Blackout Whiteout." Check out "Words That Bear No Meaning" below.
Alexander Dietz of Heaven Shall Burn, who was responsible for the mastering of "Blackout Whiteout," comments about the new album: "Sometimes something is sent to you to finish up that is so good that you have no words to describe. if you work on a lot of music then surely not every album you put your work on makes it to your permanent playlist... Right now I am in exactly that situation that I have the opportunity to work on material that absolutely blew my mind and is already on my iPod. this happens not every month. I can't wait till people get a chance to hear a masterpiece by this Finnish band.... check them out..."
"Blackout Whiteout" contains guest appearances by Ville Sorvali (Moonsorrow) and Fredrik Norrman (October Tide). The album is due to be released on September 25 in Europe and October 16 in North America. More...
German progressive metal act Vanden Plas is set to release the second chapter of the "Chronicles of the the Immortals" rock opera, which was written in collaboration with famed German author, Wolfgang Hohlbein. "Chronicles of the Immortals – Netherworld II" will be out via Frontiers on November 6th! Clips from the release can be heard in the player below.
Approximately one year after the release of the first chapter ("Netherworld (Path 1)"), Vanden Plas returns with more elaborate arrangements, superb piano melodies, and epic instrumental passages, paired with that signature heavy Vanden Plas sound and distinctive vocals of Andy Kuntz.
In guitarist Stephan Lill’s words: “This is our 8th studio album, so now we know what works for Vanden Plas and what doesn't. With every new CD we try to continue to break new ground, while still remaining faithful to our original style. As the songs of 'Chronicles of the Immortals - Netherworld Part I & II' are written for a Rock Opera, this time the arrangements of the music are more epic and orchestral than on the previous albums. The engagements for several rock operas in theaters and the work together with big orchestras helped us a lot to improve the way of writing songs or to arrange song parts in a way that makes it special. A band needs this kind of a light progression. And maybe the next CD will sound a bit more reduced again, we will see.” More...
German symphonic/melodic death metal act Kambrium released in studio footage from the guitar recordings for the new album "The Elders' Realm." The clip also features snippets from the album. "The Elders' Realm" was recorded in three different studios with three producers - Charles Greywolf (Studio Greywolf), Martin Schnella (Overlodge Recording Studio) and Karsten Simon (Wiesenberg-Studio). More information, including guest musician announcements, is expected soon.
The track list for the album is:
1. Abyssal Streams
2. Through Shades And Despair
3. Conjure The Lost
4. The Elders' Realm
5. Shattered Illusions
6. Colossus Of The Seas
7. Reckoning Of The Great
8. Season Of The Sea Witch
9. Layer Of Spores
10. Furious Decay Of A Dying World
Check out the clip here: More...
California quartet Speaking The King's issued a music video for the new track "Motion Sickness." The song appears on the upcoming full-length debut entitled "Carousel," which drops via Nuclear Blast on October 16th.
Check out the clip here:
U.K. metal act Absolva - featuring members from ex-Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley's live band - released a new music video for the track "No One Escapes." The song will appear on the upcoming third studio release "Never A Good Day To Die," which will be issued in October. More information, including track list and exact release date is expected soon.
Check out the clip here:
Detroit death metal quintet Temple Of Void premieres a new track titlted "Exanimate Gaze", taken from the upcoming new album "Of Terror And The Supernatural", out in stores next Friday, September 4th via Shadow Kingdom.
Check out now "Exanimate Gaze" below.
Florida metal outfit Axis offers a pre-release full-album stream of its upcoming debut entitled "Show Your Greed", out in stores tomorrow, September 4th via Good Fight Music. The album was mixed by Taylor Young of Nails and Twitching Tongues.
Check out now the entire album below.
Just For Fun
Batmetal returns with a Dethklok and Batman-inspired animated music video titled - what else - but "Batmetal Returns". Watch now Batman & friends go on a Disney, Marvel and Super Mario Bros. killing spree below, using Dethklok‘s "Murmaider" as the soundtrack.