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Last updated on January 30, 2015 at 9:51 AM ET
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10 news articles posted today (and counting...)
San Francisco traditional/speed metal act Trauma have detailed the upcoming new release "Rapture and Wrath," the band's first album in thirty one years. The sophomore effort and follow up to the 1984 debut "Scratch and Scream" is set to drop on February 27th via Pure Steel Records.
It’s all there: the powerful and charismatic high-pitched vocals of Donny Hillier, which can be described as a cross between Geoff Tate and Bruce Dickinson, the hard rockin’ guitars and many exciting melodic passages. This album has everything you need, satisfaction guaranteed! On "Rapture And Wrath," groove, anthemic melodies and catchy hook lines go hand in hand. Combine that with a clean, crisp production and you got yourself a hell of a good time.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Heart Of Stone
2. When I Die
3. The Long Way Home
5. The Walking Dead
6. Kingdome Come
8. Under The Lights
9. Don't Tread On Me
10. Too Late More...
The Gentle Storm - the new procject of Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One, Guilt Machine) and Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend Project) - released a behind the scenes clip on the artwork for the upcoming debut album "The Diary." The album is set for release on March 23rd (EU) and March 24th (USA/World) via InsideOut Music.
For a taste of the album, check out the lyric video for the track "Endless Sea" at this location. In the clip, Luccassen discussed the concept around the artwork. Check it out here:
Belgian power/progressive act Ethernity announced the first of three guest vocalists to appear on the title track of the band's upcoming debut release "Obscure Illusions," in the form of DGM vocalist Marco Basile. The album is set to drop on March 20th and was mixed by DGM guitarist Simone Mularoni.
The name "Ethernity" comes from the combination of the two words "ether" - which refers to the upper regions of space, the sky and the heavens - and "eternity" - which means the infinite time and the timeless state into which the soul passes at a person's death. The band was formed in 2000 and released four demos and a debut EP "Quest of Forgiveness" in 2008. Members feature former Magic Kingdom keyboardist Julien Spreutels and drummer Nicolas Spreutels.
Check out the announcement clip here:
Finnish symphonic metal act Nightwish released the tenth trailer for the upcoming new release "Endless Forms Most Beautiful." The album is set to drop on March 27, 2015 (EU), March 30, 2015 (UK) and March 31, 2015 (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.
In the video, the band wraps up the album recordings and the members reflect on the album set to be released this spring.
The track listing is:
1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In the Sun
6. My Walden
7. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
8. Edema Ruh
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth
Check out the clip here: More...
Israeli metal outfit Ferium are hard at work in the studio working on their upcoming concept album, "Behind the Black Eyes." Video footage from the recording sessions can be viewed below.
"Behind The Black Eyes" greatly expands the concept first introduced on the band's debut album "Reflections." The connection between the two albums is evident in part by the inclusion of a new track titled "Reflections," while the debut album contained the song "The Black Eyes." "Behind The Black Eyes" is the story of one man's deteriorating relationship from beginning to end; from promising beginnings to the bitter end. Musically, "Behind the Black Eyes" raises the intensity level and deepens the impact with powerful riffs and melodic atmospheric parts, ensuring that nary a listener is left unaffected by the experience. The album will once again be produced and recorded by guitarist Boxer at his very own Boxer Studio.
Check out the clip here:
Portland's Lord Dying released a music video for the new track "Poisoned Altars." The song is the title track of the band's latest album, which was issued earlier this week via Relapse Records.
The video was directed and by Brett Roberts and "Danger" Ehren McGhehey and edited by Brett Roberts. Check it out here:
California old school thrash legends Hirax released a new music video for the track "Hellion Rising." The song appears on the band's latest effort "Immortal Legacy," which is available now through SPV/Steamhammer Records.
Check out "Hellion Rising" here:
Just For Fun
Never being one to let an opportunity for a joke slip by, vocalist Rody Walker of Protest the Hero, who are known for their highly entertaining videos, put together his own "audition" clip for the vacant vocalist spot, complete with an original composition written specifically for the occasion.
Watch Protest the Hero Vocalist Rody Walker Asking Alexandria for a chance below.
Texas death grinders Kaliya will be releasing a new self titled album on March 3rd. In anticipation of the release the band offers another preview of their tasty grind-infused take on the classic Swedish death metal sound in the form of a new song titled "Human Meat".
You can now stream "Human Meat" below.
After their critically acclaimed debut album Look and Behold (2011) and follow-up Monstrorum Historia (2013), the metallers of Lo!, hailing from Sydney, Australia, are back with a new EP: The Tongueless.
2014 was a big year for Lo! In Australia: the band supported Trivium, In Flames, Corrosion Of Conformity and Torche, to name a few. Besides the massive live presence on their continent, Lo started working on new material, immediately after the departure of former vocalist Jamie-Leigh Smith in late 2013.
”Stylistically I aimed for a harsher, more venomous tone as Lo!'s voice”, says new vocalist Sam Dillon. “Lyrically I was looking towards themes of extinction and mankind's extreme ignorance towards creatures. The track 'Orca' was inspired by the 'Blackfish' documentary highlighting the history of killer whales in captivity.”
Check out 'Orca' below.