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Last updated on August 28, 2015 at 10:25 AM ET
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14 news articles posted today (and counting...)
The British crusty death metal soldiers from Ravens Creed have revealed the full track list and cover art for upcoming 3rd album "Ravens Krieg," as well as an advanced track and definite release date.
The band's third album "Ravens Krieg," featuring cover artwork made by Greek artist Gerasimos Kolokas, is a merciless massacre containing 13 shots of direct, fresh, intense and infectious death metal the old fashioned way with a crust edge and a nasty sound. Due out October 1, the track listing is as follows:
01. Rock Cemetery
02. Palmer the Harmer
03. Jungle Justice
04. Riding the Pillock
05. Lecturn of Burning Swords Reversed
06. Victory in Defeat
07. VIP Treatment
08. Go Home
09. Bitten By Witch Fever
10. Brigade '77
11. Dirty Diary
12. While You Were Sleeping
13. Carrion Screaming More...
Cradle Of Filth has set up an online competition with various partners in Europe and the U.K. in order to find suitable support bands for the upcoming "Inquisitional Tourture" in October/November.
If you feel your band has what it takes to open for Dani & his crew of hellhounds, surf to this location and fill out the form to take part. Commented mainman Dani Filth:
"This is a really cool idea that has worked for us previously touring in Australia, wherein Ne Obliviscaris won a slot, and now they're special guests to the entire tour and playing festivals all round the globe. It is also reminiscent of the chance we were given by others to play in our early days as a band, so it's an honour to pass the opportunity onto fresh talent.
"Plus we get to check out a huge bunch of up and coming music, as do the magazines sponsoring this, so all-in-all its a win/win situation. That is of course unless you lose! Still, worth the punt methinks, these shows are going to be adrenaline-fuelled rushes of pure raucous Metal insanity, for sure!" More...
German alternative rock/metal band Innfight, featuring former members of Virus, 7th Day Davidian and Liquid Horizon, will release debut album, "Boulevard Of Pain," on September 18 via Innfight Music/Cargo Records.
A video teaser with songs snippets out of the new album can be viewed below. If you were to walk down the "Boulevard of Pain," you'd find the following track listing:
1. All In
2. Liars Place
3. Till I Fall
5. Heart Like A Stone
7. Something New
8. Sytem Of Pain
9. Missed By The One
10. Lights & Shadows More...
Baroness returns with the band's first new music in three years this December 18 with the release of album, "Purple," via the group's recently formed label, Abraxan Hymns. The first song from the ten-track album, “Chlorine & Wine,” is available now, with an animated clip featuring “Chlorine & Wine” artwork available below.
“After releasing a lengthy and investigative record like 'Yellow & Green' we all felt that we needed to make something much more direct and immediate,” explains band founder and singer John Baizley of the approach behind "Purple."
The album was produced by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT) at Tarbox Road Studios in the secluded town of Cassadaga, New York.
Baizley goes on to say, “We wanted to write with our normal focus on artistry, balanced against an increased level of energy and focus. It was important for us to write our new songs with the type of enthusiasm and expressiveness that could act as a counterpoint to the album’s dark themes. As a result, the music came out in an intense, heavy and sonically captivating in a new way, which was important, loathe, as we are to fall into any kind of complacency pitfall or formulaic songwriting routine. 'Purple' is the most fully realized representation of our intention as a band; considering the amount of physical and mental energy spent writing it, we have accomplished something which would have seemed impossible to us a couple of years ago.” More...
The Slovenian sludge doomsters from Beneath The Storm today release new single “Starting the Ritual” from upcoming album “Devil’s Village.” Check out the video clip below.
“Devil’s Village” will be released Sept 1, 2015 by Argonauta Records in three different versions: CD with 2 two bonus songs, LP 180 gr. with insert and patch, and as a digital download via all the main digital platforms.
1. The Curse Of Elizabeth
2. The Witches' Sabbath
3. At The Hour Of 13 (watch the video here)
4. Starting The Ritual
6. Burn The Witch
7. Tonight Begins The Ritual (Bonus Track, CD/DD ONLY)
8. Moonlight Through The Trees (Bonus Track, CD/DD ONLY) More...
After 10 years in the making, Darkest Sins guitarist Marius Danielsen will have his metal opera project "Marius Danielsen's Legend of Valley Doom" released, as he signs on with Martin Steene's (Iron Fire) Crime Records.
Legend of Valley Doom is an all-star project created by Danielsen with help from his brother Peter Danielsen. They created a unique fantasy concept brought to life through many high profiled musicians involved.
The project features one of the most impressive line-ups in the world of power metal, featuring: Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-Judas Priest/Winter's Bane), Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius/Timo Tolkki's Avalon), Edu Falaschi (ex-Angra/Almah), Mark Boals (Iron Mask/ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Chris Caffery (T.S.O./Savatage), Ross the Boss (Death Dealer/ex-Manowar), Mike LePond (Symphony X), Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody of Fire) and many, many more.
More information, including track list, release date and pre-order information is expected soon. More...
Swedish hard rock act Haunted By Destiny has signed on with Doolittle Group for the release of the debut album "Aria for an Angel." As a first taste, the band issued a music video for the track "Turning Pages," which can be viewed in the player below.
The label commented: "The only thing bigger than the ambitions and the commitment of this band is the music. Haunted by Destiny delivers 'between the lines' and offers something new, something different and something big."
"Aria for an Angel" will be issued on September 24th 2015. Check out "Turning Pages" here:
Norwegian groove metal act Groundless released a music video for the new track "Waste of Space." The song appears on the band's new release "Adrenaline," which was issued a couple of weeks ago via Crime Records.
Check out the clip here:
Swedish speed/power metal act Steelwing is streaming the new track "Reset, Reboot, Redeem." The song is the title track to the band's upcoming third full length studio effort and follow up to 2012's "Zone of Alienation." The album will be issued later this year via NoiseArt Records. More information is expected soon.
Out of the union of five zealous headbangers, the postapocalyptic metal outfit was established in 2009 and quickly joined the vanguard of the rising Swedish traditional heavy metal scene. Within months of releasing the first demo, a management and record deal had already been secured.
In the following years, Steelwing honed their skills in a trial by fire on a crusade across Europe. Touring in support of giants such as Accept, Blind Guardian and Sabaton, the young Swedes conquered new grounds with their energetic live shows and punk attitude. From massive arenas to small club stages, Steelwing would soon come to prove themselves a worthy headliner name in their own right during the following tours of Europe and South America.
The vocal acrobatics, synchronized twin-guitar blitzkrieg and fierce rhythm section proved to be a winning combination in the studio as well: from the critically acclaimed debut album “Lord of the Wasteland” (2010) to the hit-packed sophomore release “Zone of Alienation” (2012) and the highly anticipated reinvention due for release in 2015, dystopian visions and uncompromised quality have always been reliable constants in the Steelwing doctrine.
Check out the track here:
Australian technical death metal outfit The Ritual Aura premieres its entire new album "Laniakea", out in stores now via Lacerated Enemy Records.
You can now check out the full-album stream of "Laniakea" below.
"Awesomecore" inventors Chuggaboom premiere their new track "A BBQ In Antarctica", taken from the band's debut album "Zodiac Arrest", which will be released September 26th.
You can now check out "A BBQ In Antarctica" below.
On a side note we should mention the band's satirical lyrical content includes such lines as: More...
Death Metal/Deathcore outfit Bermuda premieres its new track "Vertebroken", taken from the upcoming album "Use Your Burdens", set to drop late 2015 via Mediaskare Records. The new effort was recorded at Echelon Studios in Burbank, CA with producer Joseph McQueen (As I Lay Dying, Wovenwar).
Check out now "Vertebroken" below.
Explains Vocalist Corey Bennett: More...
Just For Fun
YouTubers Jared Dines and Jarrod Alonge teamed up for a video of Alonge‘s deathcore spoof, "Inconceivable Somatic Defecation" by Vermicide Violence. The track puts a spin on the common torture video treatment and is taken from Jarrod Alonge‘s "Beating A Dead Horse" album.
Check it out now below.
New Zealand's hard rockers of Like A Storm premiere their brand new lyric video for the third single "Become The Enemy", taken from the band's latest album "Awaken The Fire", out in stores via Another Century Records.
You can now watch the lyric video below, featuring footage filmed during the band's recent European tour.