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Last updated on February 22, 2017 at 8:56 AM ET
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18 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Righteous Vendetta is streaming the new song "War Is Killing Us All," which appears on the band's upcoming full-length record "Cursed." The album drops on March 17th via Century Media Records.
The album's track list is as follows:
1. War Is Killing Us All
3. Weight of the World (song streaming here)
5. A Way Out
8. Never Say Never
Check out "War Is Killing Us All" here: More...
Sweden's answer to Heart - Blues Pills - issued a new video clip for the song "I Felt A Change." The song appears on the band's latest studio effort "Lady In Gold," which is available now through Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out the clip here:
Finnish theatrical metal act Lost In Grey released a lyric video for the new song "New Horizon." The song appears on the debut album "The Grey Realms," which drops on March 3rd via NoiseArt Records.
The story of "The Grey Realms" is as important as the music itself. Divided into three chapters, not unlike the classical stage play, Lost In Grey knit a complex story about Lillian, a woman trying to escape the cruelty in the world and getting to a paradise-like place, 'The Grey Realms.'
Telling the story, Harri Koskela (also keyboard), Emily Leone (also violin) and lyricist Anne Lill Rajala play the characters within the story and bring a very own touch to it through their diverse voice talents. Witness the unbelievable talent of each and every one band member in three acts, making this extraordinary debut album a diverse and at the same time unique experience.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Waltz Of Lillian
2. Road To Styx
3. Dark Skies (see music video here)
5. The Order
6. New Horizon
7. The Grey Realms
8. Silence Falls
Check out "New Horizon" here: More...
Germany's Lunar Shadow is streaming the new song "They That Walk The Night." Check it out in the player below. The song is taken from the debut full length album "Far From Light," which drops via Cruz Del Sur Music on Feb 24, 2017 in Europe and March 10, 2017 in the U.S.
"Far From Light" delivers eight brand new songs with a playing time of over 60 minutes. Epic, melodic, thoughtful, and proudly regressive. The way we like it!
The track listing for "Far From Light" is:
1. Hadrian Carrying Stones (song streaming here)
2. They That Walk The Night
3. Frozen Goddess
4. Gone Astray
5. The Hour Of Dying
6. The Kraken
Check out "They That Walk The Night" here: More...
Italian one man band Hesperia issued a new single via the lyric clip for "Ivlia Gens Svpremvs Dvx." The song appears on the recently released new album "Caesar [Roma, Vol. I]" via Sleaszy Rider Records.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Ivlia Gens (Incipit) / Svpremvs Dvx
3. De Bello Gallico
4. Britannia Capta Erit / Alea Iacta Est
6. Aegyptvs (Tema di Cleopatra)
7. Caesar (Tema di Cesare)
8. Romana Conspiratio (Tema di Bruto)
9. Divini Praesagii (Romanorvm Deorvm)
10. Le idi di marzo (The Ides of March)
11. Ivlivs Caesar (Divvs et Mythvs)
Check out the clip here: More...
Swedish power metal group Bloodbound is streaming the new song "Stand And Fight." The song is lifted from the new studio album, "War Of Dragons," which drops on February 24th via AFM Records.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. A New Era Begins
2. Battle In The Sky (see video clip here)
3. Tears Of A Dragonheart
4. War Of Dragons
5. Silver Wings
6. Stand And Fight
7. King Of Swords
8. Fallen Heroes
9. Guardians At Heaven's Gate
10. Symphony Satana
12. Dragons Are Forever
Check out "Stand And Fight" here: More...
The U.S. progressive power metal band MindMaze will release the new album "Resolve" on April 28th in Europe and North America via Inner Wound Recordings.
Over the span of 68 minutes of melodic and powerful music ripe with recurring themes, the band takes the listener on a whirlwind journey through the scope of human emotion in hopes they will be able to project the band members' own experiences into these intensely personal lyrics inspired by an amalgam of real-life events.
"Resolve" reprises the band's ever-present influences from bands like Queensryche, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Savatage, and a mixture of contemporary power metal and melodic rock hooks and songwriting while moving the band further into progressive and theatrical territory with more atypical song structures used to best serve the concept of the album.
The band continues to forge a footprint as one of the most promising and unique bands to come along in recent times.
The track listing is:
1. Reverie (Instrumental)
2. Fight the Future
3. In This Void (Instrumental)
4. Drown Me
5. Sign of Life
7. Sanity's Collapse (Instrumental)
8. One More Moment
9. Twisted Dream
10. True Reflection
11. Shattered Self
13. The Path to Perseverance More...
Black ambient/jazz act Shadowdream - the one man band of brainchild Magister Nocturnal - has released a new music video for the song "The Sunsettler's Theme." The song appears on the latest release "he Sunsettler's Motel," which is available via Wormholedeath Records.
Check out the clip here:
International animal liberation collective The Way of Purity released a lyric video for the new song "The Roots of Evil." The song is taken from the album "The Majesty Of Your Becoming," which just dropped yesterday via Wormholedeath.
The album's track listing is:
1. The Clouds Behind Your Eyes
2. Disfigured By Karma
3. The Majesty Of Your Becoming
4. From The Nest To The Grave
5. Dare To Be Yourself
8. The Roots Of Evil
11. Escape The Nest (Editors Cover)
12. Tide (Ilid Cover)
Check out "The Roots Of Evil" here: More...
Maryland/Pennsylvania experimental death-noise band Full of Hell has announced the release of the most punishing, virulent, and dynamic album in the band's 8-year long career. Titled "Trumpeting Ecstasy," the 11-song album will be available May 5th via powerhouse label Profound Lore Records.
Full of Hell has had quite the journey leading up to the release of this third full-length album. The band’s embryonic beginnings displayed a palette at it’s most primitive, d-beat and blast ridden hardcore punk with spats of noise and caustic rhythm, and within a few short years, the band has bloomed into a true force to be reckoned with within the punk and metal communities. Since the release of their Profound Lore Records debut album "Full Of Hell & Merzbow" in late 2014, the band began to truly come into its own, combining elements of grindcore, death/black metal, punk and hardcore with a smattering of sonically laden power electronics and industrial pounding. It would also signal the band being at its most active and prolific ever since inception in 2009.
Full Of Hell has toured the globe endlessly in places as far off as Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea etc.), along with several tour runs in Europe and many tour jaunts within the US, along with playing countless festivals and exclusive shows. The band would also add to a repertoire and discography during said time frame by releasing a direct collaboration album with The Body and several EP’s, one of them being the most-recent split 7”EP with Nails (which debuted #2 on the Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart).
Now on "Trumpeting Ecstasy," Full of Hell builds upon progression since the Merzbow collaboration and the releases succeeding it. This time the band decided to go into God City Studios with Kurt Ballou at the production helm to help achieve the intended vision; the result being the best, strongest-sounding, and most towering Full of Hell release to date. Sky-tearing and sonically cataclysmic, the aural deluge that is "Trumpeting Ecstasy" also features guest appearances by Aaron Turner (Sumac/Old Man Gloom/Mamiffer/Isis), Nate Newton (Converge/Old Man Gloom), Andrew Nolan (Column Of Heaven/The Endless Blockade), and Canadian singer/songwriter Nicole Dollanganger.
Look for more information and songs from "Trumpeting Ecstasy" to premiere soon. The track listing is:
2. Branches of Yew
3. Bound Sphinx
4. The Cosmic Vein
5. Digital Prison
6. Crawling Back to God
7. Fractured Quartz
8. Gnawed Flesh
9. Ashen Mesh
10. Trumpeting Ecstasy
11. At the Cauldron’s Bottom More...
Finnish Hard Rock group Serpico has released a new single and music video for the song "Ain't Better To Leave."
The music video reminisces the bygone era when music videos were viewed from VHS tapes recorded on by older relatives that had cable TV, and when heavy rock grew in popularity amongst the youth culture yet was disproved by older generations.
The video was inspired by the band's previous visit to the U.K. Serprico wasn't that organized with the tour planning and the members found themselves in a strange city without a place to sleep. After several twists and turns the band were left in the company of local suburban-princesses. The members had to sway intimately to Bon Jovi songs in exchange for accommodation, beer and cigarettes. Of course in the video you cant see any swaying to Bon Jovi songs and it doesn't make any reference to that previous story. But it was a trip to be remembered!
Check out the clip here:
Today, Osmose Productions sets March 31st as the international release date for Norwegian avante garde black metal act Slagmaur's massively anticipated third album, "Thill Smitts Terror."
The album continues where the band left off on 2009's critically acclaimed "Von Rov Shelter," delving more and more deeply into the disturbing world that Slagmaur conjures up by combining modern and classical instruments with children’s nursery rhymes and fairy tales. It is a world where classically constructed melodies blend seamlessly with aggressive black metal to create a nightmare scenario straight from the pit of Hell. Art, as well as music, is an integral part of the whole that is Slagmaur - from the sinister masks and costumes the band wears onstage, to the disturbing images used in the artwork for the albums.
Mysterious and secretive, Slagmaur was formed in the remote reaches of northwestern Norway in 2006. The band has never revealed the band members' true identities and always appear heavily disguised, often as characters from the songs, nor have the band ever revealed the creation process of the sinister music that invades the listener's mind with layer upon layer of sound that reveals a different facet each time you hear it, depending on your current state of mind.
"Thill Smitts Terror" is thus a culmination of all that's transpired in the particular, peculiar Slagmaur world, and a continuation of where it goes next. A hint can be found below, where three tracks from the album are currently streaming. The Cover and track listing are as follows:
2. The Drummer of Tedworth
4. Bestemor Sang Djevelord
5. Hekeskritt Og Djevelritt
6. Hansel Unt Gretel
7. Ja vi Elsker Dette Landet
8. Utferd More...
After repeated questions, Peter Tagtgren posted his thoughts on the future of Hypocrisy, which last released a studio album in 2013 ("End of Disclosure").
On his official Facebook Page, Tagtgren stated: "Hi everyone! (Again). I get alot Of questions reg Hypocrisy. 'This is my thoughts' (I can't speak/write for the other members). I have a hard time being motivated of writing new songs for that band.
"I feel that after 26 years of building up the band to its status today in the world, then I think...where do we go from here??
"I'm really happy to see Horgh is busy with new Immortal. And that will buy some time to figure out what to do in the best of interest of Hypocrisy and what is respectful to our loving fans all over the globe.
"Do we have to release a new album? Can we just do some tours or festivals til/if the motivation is back?
"I don't know.. I just don't wanna be apart of a half lame & stressed album." More...
Belarusian groove pagan metal band Kaira is currently workng on a new album. Details are being kept a secret by the group, but it’s certain that the album will be in the form of a musical reconstruction of the ancient Old Slavonic sagas, embodied in a heavy groove pagan metal style. This style was used in part for the previous album "Roots Of Veles," which pushed forward a new sound for both Kaira and for metal itself.
Thanks to the added aggression of the groove metal, the classic Pagan metal has garnered new forms with bright, vivid images and a powerful heavy sound. The pearl of the album is the song "Roots of Veles," the title track from the album. It’s charged with a powerful energy and for many metal-heads brings a fresh perspective to the group.
Stay tuned for information on the new release soon. More...
Dutch band Ulsect - featuring guitarist Joris Bonis and drummer Jasper Barendregt from Dodecahedron, as well as ex-Textures bass player Dennis Aarts - debuts a new song entitled "Fall to Depravity", taken from the upcoming self-titled debut album, which will is due to arrive on May 12, 2017 via Season of Mist.
Check out now "Fall to Depravity" below.
Norwegian black metal outfit Gjendød premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming debut full-length "Nedstigning", which will be released on CD by Hellthrasher Productions on February 24th, with tape and vinyl editions to follow from Darker Than Black.
Check out now "Nedstigning" in its entirety below.
British metalcore band Architects premieres a new music video for "Gravity", taken from the band's latest album "All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us".
Check out now "Gravity" below.
Architects will be touring North America witch Stray From The Path and Make Them Suffer. Here’s where it will take them: More...
Minneapolis based tech-death metal band Reaping Asmodeia premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Impuritize", which will arrive in stores this Friday, February 24th via Prosthetic Records.
Check out now "Impuritize" in its entirety below.
Catch the band live on the following dates below: More...