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Progressive black metallers Code today premiered a song titled "Brass Dogs." This is the first song to be revealed from the band's upcoming EP "Lost Signal," set to be released on January 25th via Agonia Records on vinyl and digital formats.
"Lost Signal" is a meeting of ages and a blurring of lines. In the Summer of 2015, Code spent some time in a studio in England to experiment with tracks from the back catalog of four albums. The idea was to re-visit past works from a different angle and "Lost Signal" is the result.
The EP features three songs from most recent album "Mut" (2015), performed with a strong metallic approach. It also features three further songs, one from each of the first three albums performed in a more subtle and introspective style similar to that seen on the "Mut" album originally.
The result is a release that alternatively emphasises the subtlety and heaviness of the band's sound and provides a chance to hear these songs in a completely new way. More...
Following the "Inferno" album from 2014, Marty Friedman has a new album in the works and just issued this update on the recording progress:
"So I'm DONE with all my guitars on the new album! Jens Bogren (who mixed Inferno) is in Sweden right now mixing it, and so far 5 songs are done. Jens is knocking them out of the park. He is super fast and knows my sound, as you can hear on 'Inferno.'
"This time it's even more ambitious than that album was, a bit more dense, and with any luck more exciting for those of you who will hear it. There will be 11 or 12 songs in total. Sometimes a song you really love doesn't make it to the album because it doesn't fit nicely in the sequencing. Either way, we`re pushing 60 minutes so it won't be a short album." More...
Following comeback album "Surgical Steel" (reviewed here), Carcass is apparently preparing a new album projected to land by the end of next year.
In an interview with Dead Rhetoric, Bill Steer discussed what's gone into work on a forthcoming release so far, and noted that "I think we should have an album that’s available by the end of the year . But I know how the industry has changed…so if it’s not happening, it’s not happening. We can’t really rush this. We don’t want to waste anyone’s time, including our own by putting out something substandard."
Excerpts from the interview follow. More...
Read the full article at Dead Rhetoric.
More than a year after it was officially announced that a second album was being recorded, disturbing black metal outfit Dodecahedron is now streaming the first track taken from forthcoming release "Kwintessens."
Check out "Hexahedron - Tilling The Human Soil" below. You can also pre-order "Kwintessens" through Season of Mist here ahead of the album's March 17th release date.
Regarding thios sophomore full-length, Dodecahedron comments: "We are very excited about our new material. The forthcoming album is more coherent and straight forward compared to the debut. It was written with a clear and cold concept in mind, whereas the first album is a collection of material composed over a five year period. Expect more of our dismal atmospheres and calculated madness." More...
Carach Angren has been working on new material at Abyss Studio in Ludvika, Sweden. States the band: "New Horror Stories being recorded."
Dangerkids premieres the title track of the band's upcoming new album "blacklist_", which will be out in stores January 27th via Paid Vacation.
Check out now "blacklist_" below.
Frontman Tyler Smyth commented of the effort: More...