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Last updated on February 28, 2015 at 2:26 PM ET
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16 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Brazilian black metal band Agnata Fides has a self-titled EP out now, which can be heard below. "Agnata Fides" was produced by Diogo Gonçalves and recorded and mixed at Aethyr Home Studio in Patos de Minas, Brazil. The track listing is as follows:
1. Call Ov Valkiries (Instrumental) 01:36
2. Flying Beyond The Sky 07:28
3. Aurora Luciferiano 05:59
4. Rex Abyssus 05:44
5. The Hand Ov Satan 03:24
Artillery is gearing up to embark on a new U.S. tour this Spring, set to initiate on April 9th in San Jose.
The United Legions Tour will weave its way through seventeen cities before wrapping up on April 27th in Salt Lake City. Artillery will be joined by Striker, VX36, Potential Threat and Dahlmers Realm.
Comments the band: "It's with a great pleasure that Artillery is returning to the United States, this time as a headliner for the United Legions tour together with Striker and VX36. We cannot wait to play songs from Legions together with our old songs from Terror Squad, Khomaniac and more! Come and join the Legions!"
4/09/2015 Rock Bar Theatre - San Jose, CA
4/10/2015 Five Star Bar - Los Angeles, CA
4/11/2015 The Drunken Lass - Prescott, AZ
4/12/2015 Blue Max - Midland, TX
4/13/2015 The Three Links - Deep Ellum, TX
4/14/2015 The Dirty Dog - Bar Austin, TX
4/15/2015 Walter's - Houston, TX
4/16/2015 Siberia- New Orleans, LA
4/17/2015 West End Live - Orlando, FL
4/19/2015 The Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
4/21/2015 The Pour House Music Hall - Raleigh, NC
4/22/2015 The Syndicate Venue - Birmingham, AL
4/23/2015 Good Time Charlie's - Tupelo, MS
4/24/2015 The Metal Grille RK NYDM Spring Bash 2015 - Cudahy, WI
4/25/2015 Vaudeville Mews Des - Moines, IA
4/26/2015 Bushwacker's Saloon - Denver, CO
4/27/2015 The Metro Bar - Salt Lake City, UT More...
The New York hardcore pioneers from Agnostic Front have released a new video in the webisode series filmed to document the production process for upcoming album "The American Dream Died." Check out the latest clip titled "Stigma Being Stigma" below.
"The American Dream Died" was produced by Madball singer Freddy Cricien and engineered, mixed and mastered by Paul Miner (H2O, Terror) and will be released April 7th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. More...
U.K. death metal band Headstone Down just released the band's first-ever music video for the track "Forever Entombed," which was directed by Doug Anderson of Visceral Video and can be seen below. Headstone Down consists of:
Robin "Bonce" Evans - Vocals
Aaron Turner - Guitar
Joss Lambert - Bass
Wil Newman - Drums
Acrania has a new live video out now for "Messiah Of Manipulation," taken off the band's latest release "Totalitarian Dystopia." The full album is available for streaming at this location and the track listing is as follows:
2. Festering With Dishonesty
3. Totalitarian Dystopia
4. Servants Of Hypocrisy
5. Survival Sequence
6. A Gluttonous Abomination
7. Susceptible To Retinal Reprogrammability
8. Lobotomise, Dehumanise, Negate. [LDN]
9. Messiah Of Manipulation
10. Disillusion In A Discordant System
Memphis May Fire goes glam and takes it old school hair metal in "The Rose" music video, which can be seen below.
The track can be found on the band's most recent full-length album, "Unconditional," which was released last year via Rise Records. You can also catch Memphis May Fire on the road this year on the Take Action Tour.
American Standards will embark on a tour of the western United States starting in April, taking along California natives Stay Wild.
The tour is endorsed by BC Music, a label owned and operated by Matt & Toby of the band Emery. American Standards will be touring in support of the 2014-released "Hungry Hands." Dates are as follows:
Apr. 24, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA - Perez Tire Shop
Apr. 25, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - Submission Art Space
Apr. 26, 2015 - Arcata, CA - The Card House
Apr. 27, 2015 - Portland, OR - Ash Street Saloon
Apr. 28, 2015 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Apr. 29, 2015 - Boise, ID - The Shredder
Apr. 30, 2015 - Logan, UT - WhySound
May 1, 2015 - Las Vegas, NV - OMD
May 2, 2015 - Victorville, CA - Thorny's Place More...
Austin, Texas metal outfit Death Earth Politics is nearing completion on the upcoming "Men Become Gods" EP, which is due to drop March 14th, 2015.
The EP is second in a series of three that began with last year's "The Queen of Steel." The track listing is as follows:
1. Casting Stones
2. Men Become Gods
3. Ice & Fire
4. Crimson Dichotomy More...
Slovenian doom metal band Mist will release a new EP on CD and limited vinyl formats this coming May 8th though Soulseller Records.
The 4-tracker entitled "Inan'" will include 3 new songs and one from a 2013 demo, recorded anew with the influence of the band's current lead guitarist, Blaž Tanšek.
Mist formed in July 2012, originally as an all-female band, and built music on the legacy of legendary bands like Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Candlemass, Coven, Saint Vitus and others.
"Inan'" was recorded in the Fall of 2014 and then produced, mixed and mastered by Benjamin Kic from BK Mastering. The track listing is as follows:
2. Frozen Velvet
4. Under The Night Sky More...
SiliuS recently dropped a demo album, and now the band also has as music video out for the "Message in a Molotov" single taken off that release. Check it out below. You can also nab a digital copy of the track at Bandcamp here.
Mercelel is a symphonic black metal band from Australia that is now streaming the "Born From Chaos" album online. Check it out below or pick up a digital copy at Bandcamp here. The band also comments:
"Mercelel is the combination of the words Mercenary and Elel which means night in Arabic. This album is dedicated to the unknown soldiers and the dead of war. May history never repeat."
1. Sorrow 01:14
2. Blood Soaked Earth 03:16
3. Born From Chaos 03:26
4. Mirrorspeak 03:59
5. Through The Ancient Fog 03:18
6. Forbidden Pages 03:38
7. Unforgiven 01:13
8. This Scar 03:26
9. Where The Dark Is Not 04:14
10. Born From Chaos (Part II) 03:43
11. We Three Kings (Traditional) 05:03 More...
Incinerate is due to drop "Eradicating Terrestrial Species" on April 21st via Comatose Music. The label comments:
"After the departure of founding member and songwriter Scott Ellingboe, many were skeptical of what the future would hold for this veteran outfit. However, the current lineup - featuring guitarist Ted Isac and bassist Sasha Wilczynski, along with original member Jesse Watson and returning drummer Darren Cesca - has laid to waste any doubts lingering over the band's re-emergence.
"'Eradicating Terrestrial Species' will push the boundaries set by 2008's 'Anatomize,' yet stay true to the traditional Incinerate sound with mind-bending ferocity. Conceptually the album is science fiction meets the absence of faith in religion and will prove to be Incinerate's most involved and accomplished musical endeavor to date. New and old fans alike will not be disappointed and should expect a more mature and evolved Incinerate." More...
The 43rd episode of the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast opens up with "Pull The Trigger" by Portland band of the week Never Awake. This week co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead), Ollie Hynes (Diamond Oz) & Dustin Beaudrey ("F.A.N.") embark on a dark and gloomy discussion on the subject of metal icons' mortality and how illness and lifestyle can deeply affect the metal community along with their own legacies. Concluding with Kevin announcing more local concert ticket giveaways while Never Awake's "The Will To Live" plays us out.
Check out the new podcast at this location and feel free to leave us your feedback!
After a U.S. trek with Downfall 2012, Otep has announced the postponement of all the dates for her upcoming European tour. She comments:
"Due to unforeseen circumstances we've had to postpone the European tour. Our hearts are broken. We will reschedule."
For further updates on the situation, check out Otep's Facebook page.
The Polish black metalers of Furia are streaming their latest album "Nocel" in its entirety below. The album was released last fall on CD by Pagan Records, and on March 6 the label will be releasing the album on double-gatefold-vinyl.
Check out now the full album stream below.
Aminals a metal outfit hailing from Boston, Massachusetts is streaming a new animated video for the song "Bitchcraft" below. The track is taken from Animals' 2014-release "Dead Air".
States guitarist Ilya Podolskiy about the video: "We always wanted to have an animated video but it’s a concept that can easily become too “cheesy”. I came across the talented Crystal Araiza’s artwork and and it was the most unique work I’d seen in a while. We got together to discuss concepts and ‘Bitchcraft’ just seemed like a natural fit with her style. The video is about this little gremlin who we come across that can generate these little flowers from its body. After multiple attempts of trying to present and “shower” us with these flowers, it grows tired of our rejection. It then turns into a monster and decapitates us. Ya know, simple basic stuff."