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Last updated on July 28, 2014 at 2:07 PM ET
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20 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Northern Oak, the South Yorkshire progressive folk metal outift, today unveils new album details, including the track listing and artwork for "Of Roots And Flesh." The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Ranging from existential rage on 'The Gallows Tree,' relentless doom and sorrow on 'Taken' to a desire to see the best of humanity in the title track, 'Of Roots And Flesh' rewards with a seamless blending of vocal styles and a fusion of electric and acoustic guitars, flutes, violins and even melodeons as the band take you on a musical journey through the nature of struggle."
The album is due out October 4th and features art by Augustinas Našlenas. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Dark Of Midsummer
2. Marston Moor
5. Isle Of Mists
7. Requiescant In Pace
8. The Gallows Tree
10. Of Roots And Flesh
11. Only Our Names Will Remain
12. Outro More...
Colombian thrash metal band T-Machines has released a music video for the track "Doomed." The video was directed by Jairo Ernesto Valencia for Mentirita Films in Colombia and can be seen below.
T-Machines features Juancho Gomez, guitarist from Colombian death metal band Massacre, who also produced the "Doomed" EP in Los Angeles, CA at the Lockout Rehearsal Studios in 2013. The track listing is as follows:
2. Paz Igualdad
3. One Life
4. Huerfanos Sin Tierra More...
Saturn is gearing up to drop debut album "Ascending (Live in Space)" this coming August 5th in North America via Rise Above Records.
The song called "So, You Have Chosen Death," can be streamed below. The album's track listing is as follows:
Italian thrash metal band Burning Nitrum has revealed the cover for upcoming debut full-length album "Molotov."
The artwork was created by Ed Repka (Megadeth, Death, Massacre, Vio-Lence, Toxik, Uncle Slam and many more) and can be seen below. "Molotov" will be released before end of 2014 via Punishment 18 Records. The track listing is as follows:
01. Subversive Nausea
02. Remote of Death
03. Apocalypse of Pain
04. High Speed Bangers
05. Lying Until The End
06. Falling into Slavery
07. Slave of Lust
08. Sparkling Splatter
09. Nemesis, The Death Star
10. Turned to Ashes (Nothing Stands Still) More...
Non Serviam Records is proud to announced the label has inked a deal with the Iranian / Norwegian black metal band From The Vastland.
The band's new album was recorded at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway in January 2014 and will be released on October 6th. Non Servian also comments:
"From the Vastland started out as a one man project fronted by the multi talented musician Sina. The first album of From The Vastland was released in 2011, named 'Darkness Vs. Light, The Perpetual Battle.' In 2013 From The Vastland released the second full-length album 'Kamarikan.'
"In 2013 they did a live performance at the Inferno Festival in Oslo. Frontman Sina was joined on stage by well known musicians such as Vegar 'Vyl' Larsen (Keep of Kalessin / Gorgoroth-live), AndrÈ 'Tjalve' Kvebek (1349 / Pantheon I / Den Saakaldte) and Thor Anders 'Destruchtor' Myhren (Morbid Angel / Myrkskog).
"From the Vastland was also nominated for the 'Global Metal Award' as a part of MetalHammer's Golden Gods Award 2014." More...
Ken Mode has premiered a video for the track "The Promises of God" online, which can be seen below thanks to PunkNews.com. "The Promises of God" is taken from Ken Mode's new album, "Entrench."
Ken Mode has also announced a brief North American tour. The trek starts on August 30th and will bookend the band's forthcoming appearance at the 2014 edition of the Hopscotch Festival. A list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. More...
Germany's Kambrium released a new music video for the track "Spellbound by a Nightmare." The song appears on the band's latest album "Dark Reveries," which was issued via 7hard Records last fall. A review for the album can be found at this location.
The video was directed by Sebastian Schnabel for MindTwist Studios and can be viewed here:
Wovenwar has teamed up with Revolver Magazine to premiere new track "Profane," which comes off the band's upcoming debut, self-titled album (reviewed here) due out next Tuesday, August 5th. Check out the song below.
Wovenwar is currently out on the road with Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society playing as direct support. The tour kicked off on July 17th in Cincinnati, OH and wraps up in Albuquerque, NM on August 4. Full details are available below. More...
Mindwars, the new band featuring Holy Terror and Jester Beast members, has settled on a name for the group's forthcoming debut full-length album.
The new disc will be titled "The Enemy Within," and it will see release this coming October, 2014 via Punishment 18 Records. Full details will follow shortly, and you can also check out studio footage below. More...
Machine Head will continue dominating North America with the announcement of a 21-show U.S. and Canadian trek in support of the band's debut studio album for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, due out this Fall.
The devastating lineup will also feature Children of Bodom, Epica, and Battlecross. The tour launches on October 4th in Denver, Colorado and includes five Canadian cities before closing out in Hollywood, California on November 1st.
Machine Head front man & guitarist Robb Flynn checks in about the touring line-up and the upcoming shows:
"Machine Head raised the bar with concert production for 2012 ‘s 'Locust' tour, and now we plan to raise the bar again with our biggest US show yet, and the strongest line-up out there for 2014, PERIOD!!
"This is a MUST SEE event for any heavy metal fan in America! I am stoked that we were able to join up with our friends in Children Of Bodom, one of the premier power metal bands of our time, and our friends in Battlecross, who we toured with on Mayhem last year, and are going to bring the old-school thrash vibe. Epica’s symphonic metal will add a touch of much needed class to the drunken shenanigans that will surely take place on this raucous tour. Come out and be a part of history ladies and gentlemen!"
Children Of Bodom's Alexi Laiho adds: “We’ve rolled with Machine Head quite a few times in the past. My best memories are kick azz shows, parties, camaraderie and vocal coaching from Robb Flynn way back in 2008, so I think we’ll have a good time tearing it up all over North America! Not a bad way to end the long and non stop tour cycle for 'Halo Of Blood!'"
“With this killer line-up, this tour is bound to be a great success,” states Epica vocalist Simone Simons. “We will bring Epica to a whole new level and I can't wait to play the new songs along with the old material overseas.”
Epica founding member Mark Jansen shares: “Machine Head and Children of Bodom are bands I listened to as teenager, so it's really amazing to be on this tour with Epica." More...
The official Danzig website has been updated with the following announcement about Baroness member Peter Adams joining on for upcoming Samhain shows:
"We can confirm that Peter Adams of Baroness & Valkyrie will be stepping in as special guest guitarist along with Glenn, Steve & London for the just announced Samhain '30 Bloody Years' shows in Sept.- Oct."
Peter Adams adds: "I'm truly excited, It's a great honor to share the stage with Samhain on the 30th Anniversary of Initium! Samhain has helped shape how I've played music, and the music I've listened to, since I was a teenager and will continue to, on into the future. To be a part of this legacy is great beyond words!"
The members of Baroness also stated: "We're incredibly excited to finally start talking about this. Pete might be the biggest Danzig/Misfits/Samhain fan i know, and he'll be playing a series of Samhain-headlining shows this fall, the first full Samhain shows since 1985. I think every musician secretly dreams of joining their favorite band onstage but it never seems to actually happen. We're all really excited for Pete." More...
Swedish hard rock act Blues Pills released a music video for the new track "High Class Woman." The song appears on the upcoming self-titled debut, which is set for a North American release on August 5 (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The track list for "Blues Pills" is:
1. High Class Woman
2. Ain't No Change
4. Black Smoke
6. No Hope Left For Me
7. Devil Man
10. Little Sun
The video was directed by Joan Manuel Urquiaga Valdes. Check out "High Class Woman" here: More...
This coming October, 2014, the death metal veterans in Deicide will be hitting the road for the "In The Minds of Evil" North American trek.
Support on the tour will come from the Swedish black metal masters in Marduk, the Greek symphonic death outfit Septicflesh, and fellow symphonic extreme metal group Carach Angren.
Dates are forthcoming, and the tour promo poster can be seen below. More...
Winterfylleth is returning with new album "The Divination of Antiquity," due out on Candlelight Records October 6th in the U.K. and the 7th of October in rest of the world. When asked about the record, frontman Chris Naughton said:
"The new album represents a real step forward for the band. I really think that we poured over the material much more maticulously in the making of this album and I think that shows through in the finished article.
"The new songs really focus on the more melodic, passionate and expansive end of our spectrum this time around, and we have also taken the opportunity to shine light into a few dark corners of our songwriting including some slower, doomier elements this time as well. We recorded the new album with Chris Fielding again, but this time at his newly established Skyhammer Studios and I think that's really given it a boost. More...
London hard rock/stoner act Steak posted a teaser clip for the upcoming new album "Slab City." The album is cooked up for release via Napalm Records on the following schedule:
Sept. 1st: UK
Sept. 5th: G/A/S, BENELUX & FIN
Sept. 8th: Rest of Europe
Sept. 9th: USA/CAN
Sept. 10th: NOR/SWE/ESP
The track list for "Slab City" is:
2. Liquid Gold
3. Slab City
5. Quaaludes and Interludes
10. Old Timer D.W (Bonus Track)
Check out the teaser clip here: More...
Canadian metal act The Agonist posted a third studio update on the upcoming new release "Eye Of Providence." The album is set to drop on November 11th in North America and on November 10th in Europe/Australia/New Zealand via Century Media Records.
"Eye Of Providence" will mark the first album for new vocalist Vicky Psarakis, who replaced Alissa White-Gluz, who left earlier this year to front Arch Enemy. Check out the latest video studio report here:
Italian power metal act Astral Domine posted a new music video for the track "Holy Knights." The song appears on the debut album "Arcanum Gloriae," which was issued via Bakerteam Records back in January.
The video was directed by Simone Serafini. Check it out here;
Italian speed metal/punk act Overcharge is streaming the new track "Accelerate." The song appears on the band's upcoming debut full length album, which is due out via Unspeakable Axe Records on September 30, 2014.
Check out "Accelerate" here:
Universal Mind Project (a/k/a UMP) - a collaborative project between musicians from all around the globe founded by Michael Alexander - posted a second video studio report for the upcoming debut album "The Jaguar Priest." Details on the album, along with release dates, are expected soon.
In the second report, behind the scenes clips from the new track "Truth" can be heard, which features guest vocalists Elina Laivera (ex-Seduce the Heaven), Mark Jansen (Epica/MaYaN) and Henrik Bath (Darkwater).
Musically, UMP combines the features of melodic death and symphonic metal in a modern and fresh way and will have additional guest appearances from Charlie Dominici (vocals, ex- Dream Theater), Mike LePond (bass, SYMPHONY X), Alex Landenburg (drums, Rhapsody, ex-Annihilator, ex-Stratovarius), Emanuele Casali (keyboards, DGM, Astra), Johan Reinholz (guitar, Andromeda), Theodore Ziras (guitar, Hand Of God), David Valdes (guitar).
Check out the studio report here: More...
Norwegian stoner hard rock act Lonely Kamel posted a preview clip for the upcoming new album "Shit City." The interactive clip features snippets of the entire new album. The follow up to 2011's "Dust Devil" (see review here) set for release via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:
Aug 27th: NOR/SWE
Aug 29th: G/A/S, BENELUX & FIN
Sept 1st: UK & Rest of Europe
Sept. 3rd: ESP
Sept. 9th: USA/CAN
The track list for "Shit City" is:
1. Shit City
2. White Lines
3. Is It Over?
4. I Feel Sick
5. Seal The Perimeter
8. Falling Down
9. Nightjar (Necromandus Cover)
Check out the preview clip here: More...