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Last updated on October 30, 2014 at 1:40 PM ET
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13 news articles posted today (and counting...)
After streaming the track "Morning Star" online, Metal Machine today drops a new lyric video for the track "Nailed To The Cross."
The track is taken from the band’s new album, "Free Nation," which was released on October 24th via Dream Records. The video was created by Gustavo Freeze at Elborato Productions in Spain and edited by Axel W. of RockNGrowl.
The band comments on the track: "Nailed To The Cross is a great rocker in mid tempo. The story about two people and their co-dependent in a very bad way. The figure of speech.” More...
While wrapping up a North American tour with Deicide, Abysmal Dawn released new album "Obsolescence" this past Monday. You can stream the full album at this location.
Recently the band also completed work on a video for the song "Inanimate," which can now be seen below. Front man Charles Elliot also comments on the track:
"Lyrically this one is about losing your idealism and becoming a cold, unfeeling shell of a human being, in order to survive our modern society. An inanimate object if you will; one without hope that has cut themselves off from emotion. Our experiences in this life can carve us into stone, but they can also desensitize us in the process. In short, this might be the most depressing song you ever wanted to circle pit too." More...
Following South American touring as well as appearances at Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horrorfest in Austin as well as Slipknot's Knotfest in San Bernadino this past weekend, British grindcore legends Napalm Death are ready to reveal the first details for new, 15th studio album release.
The album will be entitled "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" and will be released via Century Media Records on January 26th, 2015 in Europe and January 27th, 2015 in North America. Vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway chimed in as follows in regards to the album's title and concept:
"Sometimes you have to ponder long and hard for an album title, but following the Rana Plaza disaster of last year (collapse of a textile sweatshop building in Bangladesh), it spurred me on to try and craft an exposé of slave labour in the modern world (and the surrounding conditions propping it up).
"Some in power like to declare that slavery is consigned to the history books. But if you look beneath the surface it is alive and well in many different forms - it just has a different face now, and exists in ways that may seem ethically ambiguous. Using the terminology of evolution particularly interests us, so in this case the 'Apex Predator' represents those who bring the slavery to bear (and capitalise from it), and the 'Easy Meat' is of therefore those who feel they have no option but to comply.
"Fittingly, the music on 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' is punishing. We feel it's more ambient, more expansive, more unsettlingly discordant than ever, and importantly, still extremely rampant at excessive speed. We hope in every respect - both musically and lyrically - this album will make your eyes burn with the harsh sonics and harsh visions of the dumping ground of globalisation." More...
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of the German occult black metal tyrants Ascension (not to be confused with the various U.K. and U.S. bands of the same name) for North America.
The band will release a new album, titled "The Dead of the World," on December 24th in North America on CD. The track listing and Erik Danielsson (Watain) designed album art for "The Dead of the World" can be seen below.
Ascension's "The Dead of the World" follows the band's ambitious debut album, "Consolamentum" (2010). The track listing is:
1. The Silence of Abel
2. Death's Golden Temple
3. Black Ember
4. Unlocking Tiamat
5. Deathless Light
6. The Dark Tomb Shines
7. Mortui Mundi
The band's first-ever European tour, titled "Under Four Wings of Death," starts on February 19th and will see the band hit various territories across Europe including Germany, France, The United Kingdom, and more. More information about the tour will be available soon. More...
Norway's 1349 is returning with a compilation of the band's entire catalog while under Candlelight Records.
Contained within the deluxe 5CD box "The Candlelight Years" will be "Liberation," "Beyond The Apocalypse," "Revelations of The Black Flame," "Hellfire" and a special live DVD "Hellvetia: Live at Bikini Test la Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland 2005."
Chason Westmoreland has been announced as the new Hate Eternal drummer today. The band had this to say about the lineup change:
"Please give a warm welcome to our new drummer Chason Westmoreland!!! We are extremely excited to have Chason join Hate Eternal and add his monstrous style to the band!
"Chason is an incredibly dynamic drummer and has really added a powerful and beastly element to the band and our new record. Chason has finished all of his drum tracking and did an amazing job!! We cannot wait to finish and release the new Hate Eternal album for a 2015 release!! Lots of touring to follow!" More...
Norwegian blackjazz outfit Shining has checked in with the following statement about the band's drummer situation:
"I know some of you have asked who our real drummer is. Is it Torstein Lofthus or Tobias Ørnes Andersen? We’ve now decided to make public that Torstein have decided to leave the band, and that Tobias is Shining’s new drummer.
"Torstein was part of the band from the very beginning back in 1999, and his unique playing style has been a paramount element in our music, no matter if we played acoustic jazz or industrial metal. He’s been my longest running partner in crime, and a good and important sparring partner for musical and strategic decisions along the way, and it’s safe to say that Blackjazz would not have been born without him.
"In 2013 we started seeing the need to have a substitute on drums if we should be able to tour as much as we wanted to, and Torstein and me decided to bring Tobias in to help out when Torstein was not available to tour.
"A year and a half later, with shitloads of touring all around the world, it’s clear that the need for a substitute was bigger than we thought it would be. Tobias has now been playing a little more than 100 shows with us in 2013 and 2014, and have been booked for our upcoming UK/Ireland tour in December and for our big European tour in March. He’s also already recorded drums for five new tracks that is planned for release closer to summer next year.
"After our special Blackjazz show at Blå in Oslo a few weeks ago, where we performed the album Blackjazz from start to finish for the first time, with both Torstein and Tobias on drums, Torstein told us that he wanted to quit the band and that Tobias should be the new drummer of Shining. We’re sorry to see him go, but we’re are grateful for the years we have had together and wish him the best of luck in the future!
"In the time we’ve played with Tobias, the young extraordinary drummer talent has brought enormous enthusiasm and fire to the band, and every show with him makes the rest of us feel younger and younger. We can’t wait to have him with us for the next few decades of Blackjazz!" More...
Entities has released a lyric video for the "Esuna" track, which will appear on the "Novalis" album due out December 23rd. Check it out below, and the band also had this to say:
"This is our very first official lyric video and also our official single off our brand new full length album entitled 'Novalis.' We are extremely excited to bring all of you new music after 2 years of no new material! This song consists of one of many different atmospheres that this album will encompass. Pre-orders will be up very soon via iTunes and Bandcamp."
Last month we premiered a new lyric video for the track "Reliving The Feeling" (still available here), and now Subterranean Masquerade has released a track-to-track preview of new album "The Great Bazaar."
Check out the full preview trailer below. The album features appearances by Kjetil Nordhus of Green Carnation / Tristania and Paul Kuhr of November's Doom.
The full track listing will be as follows:
1. Early morning Mantra
2. Reliving the feeling
3. Tour diary
7. Father and Son
8. Home (Bonus Track)
9. Beyond the Pale (Bonus Track) More...
Following the "Earth Floods Red" album (reviewed here), the experimental solo metal outfit Enduring Revery is gearing up for a Halloween surprise for fans: a new full-length finally drops tomorrow!
You can still pre-order new album "Through The Keyhole" before it drops tomorrow at Bandcamp here. The digital version will also include instrumental versions of all four tracks, for a total of eight songs.
For fans you feel three years is too long and can't wait another day, today we've teamed up with Enduring Revery to stream the four main songs online! Check it out below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section. The track listing is as follows:
1. Fists of Enlightenment
2. Lovely Day
4. I'm Still Warm More...
Greek power/progressive act Black Fate, featuring Sunburst guitarist Gus Drax and Destiny Dawn vocalist Vasilis Georgiou, is streaming the new track "Lines in the Sand." The song appears on the upcoming fourth album entitled "Between Visions & Lies," which drops via Ulterium Records on November 28th (EU) and December 2nd (North America).
The track listing for the album is:
1. Rhyme of a False Orchestra
2. Lines in the Sand
3. The Game of Illusion
4. Into the Night
5. In Your Eyes
6. Call of the Wild
7. State of Conformity
8. Without Saying a Word
9. Perfect Crime
10. Weight of the World
11. In Fear
Check out "Lines in the Sand" here: More...
U.K. progressive metal act Threshold premiered the new music video for the track "Unforgiven" over at Metal Hammer's website at this location (also available in the player below). The song appears on the latest album "For the Journey," which is available now through Nuclear Blast Records. A review for the album can be read over here.
Check out "Unforgiven" here:
German metal act Messiah's Kiss, featuring ex-Jack Starr's Burning Star/ex-Riot (live) vocalist Mike Tirelli, is streaming the new track "Livin' in Paradise." The song is the opening track of the new album "Get Your Bulls Out," which is set for release on December 5th via Massacre Records.
"Get Your Bulls Out" is the band's fourth studio effort and first in seven years. The album marks the first studio album for drummer Jason Banks (Persian Risk), who joined in 2007 shortly after the release of "Dragonheart."
The track list for the album is:
1. Livin' in Paradise
2. Immortal Memory
3. Rescue Anyone? Rescue Me!
4. Survivor (Take a Ride on My Heels)
5. Time to Say Goodbye
6. Only Murderers Kill Time
7. Fuel for Life
8. Mission to Kill
9. Symphony of Sin
10. Nobody Knows Your Name
11. Who's the First to Die
12. Whisper a Prayer
13. Without Forgiveness
14. Buried Alive (streaming here)
Check out the "Livin' In Paradise" here: More...