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Last updated on September 1, 2014 at 3:51 PM ET
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20 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Indonesian metal band Megalitikum is streaming the band's new demo album online. You can hear the song "War Of Massacre" below, or stream all the tracks at the band's Reverbnation page here. The track listing is as follows:
02. War Of Massacre
03. The Final Of Future
04. West From Enemy
06. Enter Sandman (Metallica)
07. Outro More...
Against Their Will has launched an IndieGogo campaign to raise money for touring this coming November. Check out the campaign and see the perks available for contributing at this location. The band also comments:
"We're touring the South Eastern region in November and could use YOUR help to make this happen! Help us build the ATW army!
"Being in a band is exciting, but it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. In order to be successful, it also takes money. Money that we don't always have access to. With the decline in the economy and the rising cost of everything from gas to lodging, funding our dream has become more difficult than ever.
"We're asking for your assistance in helping us build our fan base by travelling and performing in front of new faces. By pledging to our cause, you're not only donating funds, but you're contributing to the success of this band. Every little bit of support is appreciated more than you could ever imagine." More...
Today Crowquill Records is digitally releasing "XVIII LIII," the debut EP from San Antonio post-metal project Oecist.
You can hear all the tracks below, courtesy of EchoesAndDust.com. The following press release was also issued:
"Consisting of five tracks that straddle the line between heavy metal and post-metal, XVIII LIII can only be described as epic. The album embraces the very nature of instrumentalism, and is recommended for fans of bands such as Cloudkicker, Sisters of..., and Pelican. XVIII LIII has definitively earned the status of mass appeal. With lush, moving, and heavy songs, XVIII LIII is an excellent introduction to the essence of Oecist." More...
Kratherion is currently streaming the full "Mantra Lucifer Flagelantes" album online, which can be heard below, and the following press release was also issued about the band:
"From the deepest limbo of hell come bestial sounds of black death metal Kratherion. Crushing cross, being blasphemous blow in a shroud of Christ Mantra Lucifer Flagelantes will satisfy the dark desires of fans of underground metal. Nine obsessed songs full of black magic, the occult, esoteric, cult of death - destruction of the spirit - decay of body and hatred for mass religion. Album released in a standard case. All copies are hand numbered, with graphics and design Vilu."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Death Kult Church Omega
2. Liturgia Bubonica Infame
3. Necropolis Natal
4. Agonia Dantesca y Macabra
5. Coito Sigilum Diaboli
6. Combustion Espontanea Del Espiritu Santo
7. Mantra Lucifer Flagelantes
8. Vuelo Nocturno
9. Fornica Vulgata More...
Dáublódir from Gandreid has checked in with the following announcement about the band recording a new album:
"Hail to all the fans out there. I'm soon going to record the drum tracks for our second, yet-untitled full-length. I will state that this sophomore album will be a bit different both soundwise and structure than it's predecessor. But still very catchy with memorable tunes and lyrics."
You can also stream the band's previous album "Nordens Skalder" by heading over to this location.
The Finnish hard partying folk metal heroes from Korpiklaani have entered the studio to work on the follow-up to "Manala" (reviewed here).
The band has released a series of photos from the studio time, which can be seen at Facebook here. Further details on the upcoming release - which will be the band's ninth full-length album - are still forthcoming. More...
Quebec-based death metal outfit Epiphany From The Abyss has made new album "The Emptiness Of All Things" available digitally via Bandcamp.
You can buy your own copy at this location and the songs are also available below. The album's track listing is:
1. Until The Black Death Takes Us 03:03
2. Idols Of A Forgotten Epoch 04:59
3. Biopsychological Enslavement 05:24
4. The Atrocities I Deserve 05:21
5. Extinctionists 04:39
6. And In The End We Are All Nothing 01:24
7. Lifting Of The Veil 04:14
8. The Emptiness Of All Things 08:07
9. Pillars Of Immorality 07:03
10. The Nightmare Pilgrim 11:03 More...
After two years of working and experimenting with different styles of music, K.E. Lenhard from Hybrid Reality has decided to release a full-length album, instead of the previously announced EP.
While it means fans will have to wait a bit longer for a new release, "Home" will now be expanded into a full album. Check out a teaser trailer for the upcoming release below.
Japanese melodic death metal band Gyze has released a new music video for "Desire," taken from the "Fascinating Violence" album.
The album is available via Coroner Records and the track listing is as follows:
3. Fascinating Violence
5. Trash My Enemy
6. A Dynasty
7. Final Revenge
8. Trigger Of The Anger
9. Day Of The Funeral
10. Midnight Darkness
11. The Black Era
One man ambient black metal project Ultima Ratio is gearing up to release a debut EP titled "Cimmerian Heritage."
A track has made it's way online titled "Lord of the Dungeon," which can be heard below. For more info on Ultima Ratio, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
A Brazilian tribute to Moonspell is coming soon titled "Em Nome Do Medo." Black metal outfit Patria has released a video clip teasing it's contribution to the tribute album, which can be seen at Facebook here. The band also comments:
"We're recording our cover version for the song 'Wolfshade' that will be featured on the official Brazilian Tribute to Moonspell.
"Check out this short preview, still without vocals though. This track is being mixed by our talented friend Fabiano Penna (Ex Rebaelliun and The Ordher). PS.: Sorry about the bad camera sound! More coming soon!!"
Swanshore has released a new lyric video for "We'll Always Have Paris," available below, and the band also comments:
"The wait is over. Two years of hard work through good and bad times. We're proud to announce that our first full length will be released this Fall.
"The album is called 'Forever | Never' and includes 12 tracks. A new video for the first single is scheduled to be shot this week.
"Meanwhile, we decided to publish a song premiere for the fans and for all the people who contributed and supported our project. This is 'We'll Always Have Paris.' It recaps perfectly the meaning, mood and spirit of the album. This is what we wanted, here's to you Forever | Never." More...
In a few weeks the German epic metal heroes in Equilibrium are going to kick off their "Erdentempel" European tour with Trollfest and Nothgard.
Today, the band launches a new online game called "Epic Jump” that also gives fans a chance to win tickets for the upcoming tour.
Head to this location to play "Epic Jump" (also compatible with smartphones). Make a new high score and enter your e-mail address to be contacted in case of winning. If you are in the high score table at the end of the competition you will win 2 "Erdentmpel" tour tickets.
If you are the grand master of epic jumping and on the first position of the high score table you will win this bundle: 2 tickets of your choice + meet & greet with the band + tour shirt + signed
"Erdentempel" vinyl edition.
Catch the band live on these dates: More...
About Abortions is releasing a new split album titled "Death Waltz" in collaboration with Frostagrath and Farewell Winter.
The split features a total of six songs - two from each band - and today you can stream the About Abortions offerings below. The tracks are as follows:
1. Hypnotic Killer Lullaby 12:17
2. Undead Writes Into Myself 07:36
Caribbean goregrind/brutal death metal band Kill The Whore has released an album titled "First Stage of Decomposition," which is now available for streaming online. Check it out below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. First Stage of Decomposition 02:16
2. Gorefarm 02:45
3. Necrophagy After Necropsy 03:18
4. Orgasm Through Surgery 03:32
5. Prostitute Fetus Collection 02:44
6. Rotten Cadaver Autopsy 03:22
7. Surgery Disfiguration 02:30
8. The Art of Disembowelment 02:35 More...
Heretic Soul has released a new music video for "Nihilistic Attitude," which is the title track off the band's album of the same title.
Check out the clip below. "Nihilistic Attidue" was recorded by Ilter Kalkanci, mixed at Hertz Studios, and mastered by Serhat Deniz. The track listing is as follows:
1. Nihilistic Attitude
2. Cancer Of Society
3. Release Your Ego
4. Corrupted Human Race
5. Life Is Torture
6. Liars Not Allowed
8. Sarcastic Smile
9. Suicidal State Of Mind
Deformatory has checked in with the following announcement about bringing on a new guitar player:
"We are happy to introduce you to our new, full-time guitarist - Dan Rogers! Some of you may know that Dan is the wizard who recorded and produced our album 'In The Wake of Pestilence,' and will be doing the same for our newest one, 'Malediction.'
"Aside from being a talented recording engineer, and one sexy motherfucker, he's a RIDICULOUS guitar player; far better than any of us! Get fuckin' stoked for what's to come, and help us to officially welcome Dan to Deformatory!" More...
Dodsfall will enter Sunlight Studio on October 1st to record an as-yet-untitled upcoming album. Nagash of Troll will handle guest vocals on several tracks and J. Wallgren from Valkyrja will handle drums across the full release.
A series of studio reports will be coming via the group's Facebook profile here. The album will be produced by Tomas Skogsberg (Gorgoroth, Old Man's Child, Arckanum) and will contain 7 tracks of extreme, aggressive, and unholy black metal.
This album will mark Dodsfall's debut with Osmose Productions and the band's 4th full-length album overall. More...
The Well is gearing up to release new album "Samsara" this coming September 23rd, 2014 via RidingEasy Records.
“Writing dark, ominous music is how I deal with life,” states guitarist/vocalist Ian Graham. “When we play live it’s like expelling the demons.”
RidingEasy Records also comments: "With a progressive sound that stems from a nostalgic desire to blend different musical styles as diverse as Joy Division and Blue Cheer, Austin-based power trio The Well redefine heavy rock by merging massive riffs with sophisticated melodies."
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Mortal Bones (5:31)
2. Trespass (4:47)
3. 1000 Lies (5:43)
4. Lucifer Sam (3:18)
5. Refuge (6:27)
6. Eternal Well (8:37)
7. Dragon Snort (4:59)
After posting a lyric video for the track "Tour Diary" (still available here), today the prog machine that is Subterranean Masquerade is offering another taste of forthcoming album "The Great Bazaar."
We're very pleased to bring you the premiere of new track "Reliving the Feeling." This track features both new vocalist Kjetil Nordhus of Green Carnation / Tristania and Paul Kuhr of November's Doom. Check it out below.
Subterranean Masquerade's Tomer Pink also comments:
"'Reliving the Feeling' is the second track from 'The Great Bazaar,' a concept album telling the story of a man who is fed up of living the daily routine life and goes on a travel, both spiritual and physical. I wrote all the text for the album during travel in India, a place I go back to once every couple years for a marathon of writing music and text.
"'Reliving the Feeling' is probably the most prog rock – metal track on the album, it has definite roots in traditional 70's inspired prog rock with heavy 'modern' prog metal edge. A mixture of classic clean vocals by Kjetil Nordhus and the furious death metal growls by Paul Kuhr, all wrapped with rich instrumentation and arrangements.
"Story wise, The Great Bazaar is really the Bazaar of life, with many vendors to choose from and merchant that is so fascinating that is hard to say no to. 'Reliving the Feeling' is there at the crossroads where you can choose to pay the price, lose your identity and ideals to become one with the stream or keep on struggling for the things you believe in. It’s kind of a song that ends with a question mark because I couldn’t find the answer at all."
The album's track listing will be as follows: More...