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Last updated on October 24, 2014 at 5:42 PM ET
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After recruiting new member Matt "Slime" Ferri, California's death-laden horror hellions in Exhumed will take their sonic debauchery to the streets for a Fall run of U.S. live invasions alongside Carcass and Noisem.
Set to commence in San Diego tonight at Brick By Brick, the "Inked In Steel" tour will conquer nearly two dozen municipalities with additional audio infiltrations from death metal legends Obituary and Macabre on select dates.
From there Exhumed will return to Europe for further live devastation alongside Aborted, Origin and Miasmal. See confirmed shows below.
Comments guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey, "We've been sequestered in our grimy rehearsal room, taking time out of our busy schedules of soul-crushing day jobs and DUI classes to tighten up our set for our upcoming US and European runs, and we're getting seriously psyched for them! Our newest member, Matt 'Slime' Ferri is working out great on bass and vocals and we've got some killer new elements for our show that should make it an unsafe and insane way to spend your evening. See you in the Gore Zone, mutants!" More...
Brazilian death metal outfit Vulture has a new lyric video out for the track "Under the Blade of Death." You can also download the song at Bandcamp.
The track is taken from upcoming album "Abandoned Haunt Of Cosmic Hate," due out in 2015 through Secret Service Records. The track was mixed and pre-mastered by Guilherme Lima and Glauco Barros, with the lyric video created by Adauto Xavier.
Sweden's Faceshift has launched a new lyric video clip online - check out "Betrayed" from the "All Crumbles Down" album in the YouTube player below. For more info on Faceshift, head over to the band's Facebook profile. The group consists of:
Timo Hovinen - Vocals
Petri Tarvainen - Guitar
David Bertilsson - Guitar, vocals
Stefan Norgren - Drums, vocals
Mika Kajanen - Bass
Demonic Resurrection has a new video clip out now for the song "Death, Desolation And Despair," which can be seen below.
"Death, Desolation And Despair" is taken off the newly released album "The Demon King," out now via Candlelight Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Assassination
2. Facing The Faceless
3. The Promise of Never
4. Death, Desolation and Despair
5. The Demon King
6. Architect Of Destruction
7. Trail of Devastation
8. Shattered Equilibrium
9. Even Gods Do Fall
10. The End Paradox
Egyptian one-man, depressive black metal band Frostagrath has released a new single online for streaming.
Check out the track "A Defective Incarnation" in the SoundCloud player provided below. You can also hear more music from the project over at Facebook here.
Portland, Maine based death metal band Sawtopsy just released the song "Nocturne Thralldom" in conjunction with the announcement of an upcoming full-length album titled "Hymn Of The Parasite."
Check out the track below, and you can expect the "Hymn Of The Parasite" album, which is being engineered by Evan Sammons, to launch in Spring of 2015.
The Italian heavy metal band Renegade, now with four albums under its belt, has just announced a signing with Pure Underground Records (a division of Pure Steel).
Renegade's new album "Thunder Knows No Mercy" will drop on December 5th, 2014. The band also had this to say:
"The latest record builds upon the powerful sound with uncompromised vocal melodies, great dueling guitar work, and pounding rhythm section. The album was mixed and mastered by producer Simone Mularoni, known for his work with Vision Divine, Secret Sphere, DGM, Eldritch, to name a few. If you like metal, you'll love this album!" More...
Nashville Pussy has announced the second leg of an ongoing North American tour in support of latest studio album "Up The Dosage," released this past January via SPV/Steamhammer.
The second leg starts December 5th with a hometown show in Atlanta, GA and runs through December 20th in Philadelphia, PA. Support on the tour will come from Valient Thorr and Against the Grain. A complete list of dates can be found below.
12/5: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
12/6: Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie's
12/7: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
12/9: Minneapolis, MN @ Lee's Liquor Lounger
12/10: Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room
12/11: Madison, WI @ The Majestic
12/12: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
12/13: Hamtramck, MI @ Smalls
12/14: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
12/16: Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
12/17: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
12/18: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
12/19: Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar
12/20: Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
Hour Of Penance will showcase tracks from the "Regicide" release as the band joins Swedish melodic death metal band At The Gates in Italy this January.
Lead guitarist Giulio Moschini commented, “We’re honored to share the stage with such a legendary band. This will be the best way to start 2015! We’re now working with a new booking agent here in Europe, District-19 (Asphyx, Gama Bomb), so there’s a lot more touring to come!”
In addition to the new tour, bassist Marco Mastrobuono has released a play through video of “Reforging The Crown." Check it out below, and see the band live:
10/24 Rome, IT – Traffic Live Club #
10/25 Calenzano, IT – Cycle #
1/16 Bologna, IT – Estragon ^
1/17 Rome, IT – Orion ^
1/18 Milan, IT – Live Club ^
# with Fleshgod Apocalpyse
^ with At The Gates More...
The U.K. hardcore bandits in The Hell have prepared for the upcoming holiday season by announcing their very own “Shitemare Before Christmas” headlining tour. Vocalist and guitarist Black Mist proclaims (in characteristic all-caps):
“WE FIGURED THAT NO CUNT WOULD WANT TO COME SEE US ON A TUESDAY NIGHT IN BUCKSTON-UPON-TYNE OR WHATEVER, SO WE’RE INVITING YOU PRICKS TO COME AND PARTY WITH US OVER THREE LONG WEEKENDS. IF YOU DON’T BRAVE THE COLD TO COME AND LOSE YOUR SHIT AT ONE OF THESE SHOWS, THERE’LL BE AN EXTRA YULE LOG TO EAT AT YOUR CHRISTMAS DINNER.”
10/24 Kingston, UK – The Fighting Cocks
11/1 London, UK – Nightmare Festival @ Camden Town
11/15 Bournemouth, UK – Burnout Festival @ The Winchester
11/28 Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms
11/29 Peterborough, UK – The Met Lounge
11/30 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
12/4 Birmingham, UK – The Oobleck
12/5 Nottingham, UK – Stealth
12/6 Stoke on Trent, UK – Underground
12/7 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
12/11 Brighton, UK – Audio
12/12 Glasgow, UK – Audio
12/13 Middlesbrough, UK – The Crown
12/14 Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen More...
"Greying," The Banner's first new full-length in six years, is set for a December 9th release on Good Fight Music. "Greying" was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Will Putney (The Acacia Strain, Body Count, Stray from the Path) and Randy Leboeuf.
The cover art (available below) was handled by The Banner founder and front man JSS. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Dying of the Light
2. Circle of Salt
3. Crippling Despair
6. A Quiet Corner
7. Send Me Down
9. She Upon the Black Wolf
10. Bones to Dust
JSS states: "The writing for Greying began shortly after the recording of Frailty and continued right up until we entered the studio. My motivation was to get a seamless fusion of the sounds and ideas of Each Breath Haunted and Frailty, as much as possible, then expand on that focused vein as best as I was able. Fortunately we linked up with Randy in the studio and he made this all possible in a way I believe other engineers wouldn't have been able to. I'm very grateful to have had Randy and Will working with me on this album. I think that Greying is without question the most 'The Banner' album I've done." More...
U.S. outfit Axemaster has inked a deal with Pure Steel Records to release "Overture to Madness" in 2015. The band comments:
"Both the production of and release plans for the new Axemaster album have been long and challenging tasks; but this deal is obviously a HUGE step toward the release of 'Overture to Madness' (a goal that has taken a lot of time and effort). Located in Germany, Pure Steel is a HIGHLY respected company internationally. So with Axemaster's past accomplishments and fan base, it's a perfect combination of band and label!"
Guitarist Joe Sims also had this to say: "We are really proud to be signed with a great company like Pure Steel and be label-mates with classic bands like Omen and Halloween. It's fitting that the label is from Germany because the fans from that part of the world have always been some of the most loyal supporters of Axemaster! I have always said that our new material really deserves to be released, distributed, and promoted properly by a good company, and it's great to know that that's definitely going to happen!!!"
Further details on the forthcoming album "Overture To Madness" will be announced shortly. More...
Germany's Thunder will be re-issuing the 1984 album "All I Want" with bonus tracks on November 17th, 2014. You can pre-order a copy at this location and the new version's track listing is as follows:
1. Eye Of Thunderstorm
2. The Raven
3. All I Want
4. Stop - Cry Out
5. Turtle's Dying
7. Heavy Metal
8. Listen To Heavy Metal Thunder
9. The City Geek
10. Man Of The Crowd
11. Dirty Love
12. Dark Horse
15. Metal Hammer
16. Rockin' to the Bones
17. R&R Doctor
18. Kickin' Ass
19. It's Your Life More...
Austrian outfit Mortician (not the U.S. band of the same name) will release "Shout For Heavy Metal" on November 14th, 2014 via Pure Steel Records. Today a trailer for the album has been posted online, which can be heard below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Shout For Heavy Metal
2. Eagle Spy
3. Promised Land
4. Rock Power
5. The Devil You Know
6. Black Eyes
7. Inner Self
9. Wrong Way More...
No Remorse Records has issued the following announcement about a forthcoming release from Demolition Train:
"Forged in the sounds of N.W.O.B.H.M., 80's thrash metal, Venom, Tank and Motörhead, Demolition Train will unleash a first album upon the metal hordes at the end of November 2014. 'Unleash The Hordes' is recorded at Entasis Studio and the cover artwork is designed by Dimitar Nikolov."
The track listing is:
1. Wrecking Crew
2. Unleash The Hordes
3. Kill Your Boss
5. Metal Mayhem
6. Chase Your Blues Away
7. Hell On Earth
9. Demolition Train
10. All Hell Is Breaking Loose More...
Polish post-black metal quintet Entropia (not to be confused with the Colombian prog metal band) is releasing a vinyl version of debut album "Vesper” via Hellthrasher Productions. You can stream the full album below, and Hellthrasher Productions also comments:
"Vesper is a result of almost a six-year process of the band's development and sees Entropia detaching itself from its post-metal origins to explore the depths of black metal blasts accompanied with post-rock sensitivity and etherealness of shoegaze, creating a genuine, refreshing soundscape not unlike that of Altar Of Plagues, Krallice, Agalloch, and Wolves In The Throne Room. Jakub Mankowski, a Fryderyk prize nominee and producer of Behemoth, Blindead, and Obscure Sphinx was the sound engineer responsible for the Vesper's sound. The visuals were created by Marcin Gadomski from Upgrade Design Studio.
"Originally self-released by the band on CD in February 2013, the album is now available on black vinyl in an edition of 300 copies, coming in a gatefold sleeve with a two-sided lyric insert. All songs were carefully re-mastered by Kuba Mankowski to reach their full potential and sonic perfection."
The track listing is:
6. Marat More...
The organizers of the Blastfest have announced the first headlining act as none other than Satyricon, commenting:
"Yes, you did in fact read that right, Norway's Satyricon have been announced as the Saturday headliner at Blastfest.
"And that’s not all! The festival has also announced another 8 bands including 3 of the best from Britain, black metallers Winterfylleth, stoner doom hard rockers Orange Goblin and Falloch from Glasgow, Scotland.
"The latest announcement also includes Kall, Naer Mataron, Aspherium, Purple Hill Witch, all very much forces of reckoning in their respective fields. Blastfest has also booked its very first covers band, Bergen's very own Motörhead tribute act Bömbers, whom have been approved by Lemmy Kilmister himself.
"It will be cold and it will be extreme! Held in the beautiful city of Bergen, Blastfest is offering one of the, if not thee, finest extreme metal line-ups of 2015. Acts already announced include Paradise Lost, Decapitated, Primordial, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx with many more yet to be announced." More...
Senseless Life Records is pleased to announced the release of the first full-length album from Merciless Reign, titled "Catharsis Through Chaos."
The album features artwork by Lord Hellfire and was mixed and mastered by Marcus Schulte. The album is out now digitally, with physical copies to become available by the end of the year. You can also stream all the tracks in the player provided below. More...
Sister Sin's new album "Black Lotus" will officially drop next week, and today all the tracks are available online for streaming.
Hear "Black Lotus" via the player below, thanks to the metallic warriors at Metal Hammer. The full album's track listing is as follows:
1. Food For Worms
2. Chaos Royale
3. Au Revoir
4. Desert Queen
5. Count Me Out
6. Stones Thrown
7. The Jinx
8. Ruled By None
9. Sail North
The first Worhs album "Le Temps des Blasphèmes" is due to be released on November 11th, 2014 and a track from the album can be heard below. The following pres release was also issued about the band:
"Worhs was born in July 2014 as a collaboration between WLWD, Parisian musical journalist and Emir Togrul, turkish musician (Yayla, Viranesir, Blliigghhtted) under the name Destroyers of History. Their two monstrous egos met on more time then WLWD continued alone under the name Worhs, to release 'Le Temps des Blasphèmes' on November 11th.
"The concept of the album is axed on the strange relationship between introspection and dangerous cults in Turkey. The relationship is explored through the person of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, his fight against religious dogmas and his soiled memory by the blind cult people allow him but as well the hate Turkish conservatives give him nowadays. In 'Le Temps des Blasphèmes,' the idea is to get free from thoughtless cults, to step back, to understand ourselves better to go forward.
"'Le Temps des Blasphèmes' is a very eclectic album that keeps an important black metal background, following a lot of different directions through a soiled sound which contributes to the atmosphere that is very important. Notice the use of the cello to record all the bass lines, and some more classical parts as well, the use of a lot of acoustics, and even an oriental way of singing which you can hear in 'Fanatisme?, the first single." More...
The Deathtrip today premieres new track "Flag of Betrayal" online, which can be heard below thanks to Metal Hammer.
The track hails from The Deathtrip's debut album, "Deep Drone Master," set for international release on November 14th via Svart Records, and features '90s era cold and minimalist black metal brought back from the dead by scene originator Snorre Ruch, from the legendary Thorns.
The "Deep Drone Master" track listing is as follows:
2. Flag Of Betrayal
3. Dynamic Underworld
5. Sewer Heart
6. Making Me
7. Cosmic Verdict
8. Something Growing in the Trees
9. A Foot In Each Hell
10. Syndebukken More...
Ohio outfit Curse The Gods just released a new single titled "Siege of Scirehaven," which will be the title track to a forthcoming EP of the same name.
Give it a listen below, or pick up a digital copy of the single at Bandcamp here. Curse The Gods has been playing out of the Cleveland area since 2009 and released debut album "Seeking the Frostfire" in 2011. The follow-up EP, "Siege of Scirehaven", is set to be released on November 29th, 2014. More...
The manga metal moshers from Rise Of The Northstar have released a teaser for the band's forthcoming digital single, "Dressed All In Black."
The song will be available via download & streaming platforms from October 31st onward. Check out the video teaser below. The track comes off the band's debut album, "Welcame," which will be released November 21st via Nuclear Blast Records and was mixed and mastered by renowned producer Zeuss.
The album will be available as limited edition digipak including an obi, a traditional Japanese paper strip, wrapped around the CD. A special bundle including a rare and limited T-Shirt can be pre-ordered as well.
Ontario’s Exalt has premiered a ferocious video for the song “Feed” today, which can be seen below via MetalInjection.net.
The track is featured on the band’s forthcoming record, "Pale Light," due out on November 4th via New Damage Records. Pre-orders are available at this location.
"Pale Light" was produced by Andy Nelson and Pete Grossman (Veil of Maya, Fireworks) and features 11 catastrophic tracks. You can also see the band live on these dates: More...
Sylosis is set to release fourth studio album "Dormant Heart" on the 16th of January 2015 and in anticipation of the release, Nuclear Blast recorded a series of official album interviews with front man Josh Middleton.
The first trailer is now online and sees Josh discussing the title of the new album, where it was recorded, and who was involved. Check it out below.
Despite the name, "Dormant Heart," is not a peaceful album: it’s about a powerful force unleashing anger against everyday injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them.
The artwork was created by Bristol based artist Bonfire (Opeth, Satyricon, Kataonia), who has previously designed t-shirts for the band. On the theme of the artwork, Josh comments: "The cover relates to sacrifice (the sacrificial lamb is more of a symbol than something to be taken literally) but also the looming, oppressing figure in the background represents corruption and being forced into something against your will."
Speaking about the album, Josh states: “It's the most pissed-off, aggressive and intense album we've done, yet it still retains the epic, progressive and melodic side we're also known for. It's a very gloomy and atmospheric album. We've been through a lot as a band and individuals and we've made our darkest album to date.
“The title refers to people going through life on autopilot and being one of the herd, how a lot of people simply accept the way things are just because it's 'tradition' as opposed to taking a good look at the world around you and thinking for yourself. Sometimes there are catalysts that happen and change our perspective or consciousness.” More...
Devilment - featuring the master of horrors Dani Filth - just released an extensive track-by-track video in which the band's members talk about every song on upcoming debut album, "The Great And Secret Show."
You can also check out the band's previous music video for "Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me" at this location. New album "The Great And Secret Show" is scheduled to be released on Halloween 2014 (October 31st).
The Spanish Satanic bourbon-fueled punk / black / thrash / death maniacs from Cendra just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of the band's second album "666 Bastards." Xtreem Music comments:
"Cendra just finished the recordings at the renowned Moontower Studios where they have vomited 12 songs of nasty punk/metal depravation. Their style blends elements of black, thrash and death with a strong punk feeling to it. Anyone into bands like Sodom 'In the Sign of Evil,' Toxic Holocaust, very early Onslaught, Discharge, Midnight, early Sarcofago, will find in Cendra a new soundtrack for their never ending alcoholic nights!
"The band is currently working on the artwork for the album and as soon as it's done, and a release date has been scheduled for '666 Bastards,' we'll announce it, but you can expect it around the first months of 2015." More...
Today, Nuclear War Now! Productions has announced December 15th as the international release date for Morbosidad's "Tortura" MLP. The label comments:
"Since the band began in the early 1990s, Morbosidad has remained one of the most consistent bands in the bestial black/death scene. As one of the very few bands that has maintained the extremity in their sound throughout the decades, Morbosidad has assumed a deservedly prominent status within the ranks of the underground.
"Led by vocalist Tomas Stench, whose depraved vision guides the band and whose distinctive vocal style is the signature of all Morbosidad releases, Morbosidad has evolved through the years without sacrificing their integrity. After relocating to Texas several years ago, Tomas Stench began working a new set of musicians.
"The current incarnation of the band is comprised of veteran musicians whose skill and precision serves to enhance the impact of the band’s style. While still retaining the bestial sound for which the band has long been recognized, the new material featured on this MLP, Tortura, is decidedly more death metal-oriented and, as such, more focused and powerful. The instruments all merge in lock-step fashion while Stench delivers his lyrics, as always written predominantly in Spanish, in his typically staccato manner, each word resonating with guttural evil. The effect is one of relentless attack – a frenzy of insane violence as can only be summoned by Morbosidad. More...
While Heaven Wept is, beyond any doubt, one of the front-runners of the American prog metal scene. Their unparalleled mingling of contrasting sonic landscapes, dynamics and sweeping melodies has seemed to reach a new pinnacle thanks to their brand new album “Suspended At Aphelion.”
Basically, this is a long 40-minute track (divided in several parts) that transports the listener from top notch progressive sounds to filtrations with Black Metal, Spanish guitar acrobatics, and dramatic dynamic changes.
We interviewed the band's leader, guitarist Tom Phillips, about the development of this impressive recording, the history of the band and the future to come.
Oscuro: Since 2009's "Vast Oceans Lachrymose," While Heaven Wept's fans have been waiting relatively short periods of time between new studio albums. Why is this happening? Is it because of your involvement with a proper record label like Nuclear Blast? More...
In addition to the upcoming Attila show at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live on Friday, November 14th (supported by Crown The Empire and Like Moths To Flames), we at the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast are now staging another ticket giveaway contest through the same venue: The Ghost Inside (supported by Every Time I Die and Architects) on Sunday, November 30th. If interested, submit your full name matching your ID to email@example.com with one of the headlining bands in the subject line.
This week, we’re proud to present music from Boston, Massachusetts all-purpose metal act Skull Hammer, a formidable “power trio” that incorporates all forms of classic metal from hard rock to power metal, from speed metal to thrash. The band released the EP “Fear The Truth” in 2008 and the full-length “Pay It In Blood” in 2010, and are currently preparing a second album.
Euphonia, the new atmospheric prog rock project created by To-Mera founder members Julie Kiss and Tom MacLean, are proud to present their new single, "Breathless," streaming from their Bandcamp.
This is a standalone single and, as such, not part of a forthcoming album or EP. Euphonia first released "Untamed" to the world on April 30th, making it the first post-Haken release from MacLean. The song also boasted MacLean's former Haken bandmate Diego Tejeida on keyboards. This song can be accessed at their Bandcamp as well. More...
Rated X - the hard rock supergroup featuring ex-Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner and King Kobra drummer Carmine Appice, ex-Ace Frehley/ex-Thor guitarist Karl Cochran and ex-Blue Murder bassist Tony Franklin - issued a lyric video for the new single "Stranger In Us All." The song appears on the self-titled debut album which drops via Frontiers Records on November 7th (EU) and November 11th (USA).
The track list for the album is:
1. Get Back My Crown
2. This is Who I Am
3. Fire and Ice
4. I Don't Cry no More
6. Devil in Disguise
7. You Are the Music
8. Peace of Mind
9. Maybe Tonight
10. On the Way to Paradise
11. Our Love is Not Over
12. Stranger in Us All
Check out "Stranger in Us All" here: More...
German progressive/power metal act Vanish posted a preview clip for the new album "Come to Wither," the sophomore full length album and first in eight years. The album drops today via Massacre Records. The album features a guest appearance by Primal Fear vocalist Ralf Scheepers on the album finale "The Grand Design."
The track listing for the album is:
1. Come to Wither
2. Great Collapse
3. Bless the Buried Child
5. This Is How We Die
6. Curtain Call
7. Silence (see music video here)
9. Hope Shall Rise
11. The Grand Design (Feat. Ralf Scheepers)
Check out the preview clip here: More...
Colorado progressive metal act Dimension released a music video for the new track "Pale Horse." The song is set to appear on the band's third studio album entitled "Revolution," which will be issued on November 18th via Nightmare Records. It marks the first release in seven years.
This Denver three piece will unleash the double album of thirteen songs that show "their usual weapons, heaviness and complexity mixed with bright and irreverent lyrics, this is gonna take you through a sci-fi journey of melodic passages and realistic statements about politics, war, religion, drugs and human condition of our society."
Check out "Pale Horse" here: More...
At once familiar but still offering a refreshingly new take on the style, In Search Of Sun creates a melodic hybrid of rock and metal that is seeing the band rising quickly through the ranks.
Having progressed far enough in sound in just a few years that the band ended up changing names entirely, In Search Of Sun's debut full-length album "The World Is Yours" dropped at the beginning of the month via Raging Demon Entertainment.
The hungry young group will embark on the "No Money No Bitches" tour across the U.K. starting on Halloween, and while preparations ensue we got in touch with vocalist Adam Leader to discuss the new album and the struggle of creating lyrics that are both personal but can still be related to by the audience. More...