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Last updated on May 29, 2015 at 7:38 AM ET
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29 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Serious Black - featuring Trail of Murder/Project Arcadia vocalist Urban Breed, ex-Blind Guardian drummer Thomen Stauch and Firewind's Bob Katsionis - released a new music video for the track "Older & Wiser." The song appears on the band's debut release "As Daylight Breaks," which dropped earlier this year via AFM Records.
The video was filmed by Oliver Barth at the Brose Arena in Bamberg. It was edited by Bob Katsionis. Check it out here:
New York's Virgin Steele issued a lyric video for the new track "Lucifer's Hammer." The song is the opening track of the new release "Nocturnes of Hellfire & Damnation," which drops on June 22nd in Europe and June 23rd in the USA via SPV/Steamhammer.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Lucifer's Hammer
2. Queen of the Dead
3. To Darkness Eternal
4. Black Sun-Black Mass
7. Demolition Queen
8. The Plague and the Fire
9. We Disappear
10. A Damned Apparition
13. Hymns to Damnation
14. Fallen Angels
Check out "Lucifer's Hammer" here: More...
French drummer Romain Goulon (Necrophagist) has released his first ever drum DVD titled "Metal Chops Matrix" and is streaming a trailer for it below.
Explains Goulon: "Metal Chops Matrix is made for drummers who want to play modern metal with a beneficial consideration of the drumming legacy from jazz fusion to extreme metal." More...
Black Metal warriors of Barghest are streaming a brand new track titled "Application of Malthusian Principle" below. The cover artwork was created by Mark Riddick.
Starting on July 23rd Barghest is going to hit the road. Check out all dates below. More...
Hundredth premieres a new song titled "Inside Out" taken from the band's upcoming new album "Free" which is set to drop on June 16th via Hopeless Records.
Check out now "Inside Outl" below.
San Francisco-based classic doom metal band Orchid has a brand new EP titled "Sign Of The Witch" coming down the pipe. Originally scheduled for a late May 2015 release, the EP will now be released July 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. "Sign Of The Witch" will contain 4 brand new tracks.
The band will arrive in Europe next week to play big festivals like Rockavaria and Rock im Revier on the Centerstage.
Guitarist Mark Thomas Baker comments: "It's been a few years since we've recorded and we've all gotten so much better at playing and working together. We're excited to let people hear what we're up to these days."
"Sign Of The Witch" marks the band's first release since 2013's "The Mouths Of Madness," which hit the German charts on position #18 in its first week of sale. More...
Fit For A King premieres a new music video for the song "Hooked" taken from the album "Slave To Nothing". The group will be out this summer on the "Vans Warped Tour".
Check out now "Hooked" below.
A few weeks ago, Victor Smolski presented his new band Almanac. Now he’s very pleased to announce the band's signing with Nuclear Blast Records. Mastermind Smolski comments on the signing:
"After ten years of cooperation with Nuclear Blast, a friendship evolved. Nuclear Blast trusted in me a lot for my work as composer and producer of the Nuclear Blast Allstars Into The Night, Rage, and LMO records. Because of that, I will continue with my new band Almanac together with the established team of Nuclear Blast. I hope that our previous successes will continue with Almanac. I want to thank all fans for supporting me over the years.”
The recording sessions for the upcoming debut album are set for this year, with Victor commenting: “Everyone who liked my LMO songs and the Rage songs I wrote in my 15 year membership, like 'Soundchaser,' 'Down,' 'Suite Lingua Mortis,' 'Forever Dead,' 'Straight To Hell,' 'Empty Hollow' and many more, can look forward for the new Almanac songs. I’m totally motivated to present you our new album with such an amazing line up in 2016!“
The band's lineup consists of:
Victor Smolski - guitar, keys
Andy B. Franck - vocals
David Readman - vocals
Jeannette Marchewka - vocals
Dana Harnge - soprano
Michael Kolar - drums
Armin Alic - bass
Feat. Orquestra Barcelona Filharmonia & Enric Garcia - keyboards More...
French power trio Acid Western describes itself as a furious son of desert rock, spreading a dusty but sexy sound with a drop of mezcal for a saloon dance breaking the rules between stoner rock and grunge music.
After a debut EP four years ago ("Off Flesh and Bones" in 2011), Acid Western just unveiled a brand new EP called "Rampage," recorded last autumn and available right now on the main digital platforms. You can also stream all the tracks below. More...
Fear Factory will release 9th studio album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut "Genexus" on August 7th worldwide.
"Genexus" was produced by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares, and co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber. The album was mixed by British producer and engineer Andy Sneap. Drums on "Genexus" were performed by Mike Heller (Malignancy).
“The word genexus is a hybrid of two words; genesis and nexus,” explains vocalist Burton C. Bell. “This word describes the next transition in human evolution as man moves forward to a ‘mechanical’ state of being. Ray Kurzweil predicts that the singularity will occur around 2045. Genexus is the term for that next evolutionary process. Where humans are machines, machines are human, and the differences are oblivious to the naked eye.
He goes on to say, “This album is a record of thought patterns, psychology and struggles of the Genexus generation. The cognitive machine has arrived, and it wants autonomy from the industry that created it. This machine struggles, like every other human has throughout the course of history. This is the story of every one of us.”
The track listing is as follows:
1. Autonomous Combat System
4. Soul Hacker
7. Church Of Execution
9. Battle For Utopia
10. Expiration Date
Digipak Bonus Tracks
11. Mandatory Sacrifice (Genexus Remix)
12. Enhanced Reality More...
Gorgoroth is streaming a new track titled "Ad Omnipotens Aeterne Diabolus," taken from the upcoming new album "Instinctus Bestialis," which is set to drop on June 8th, 2015 via Soulseller Records.
Check it out now below.
Absolution is a Birmingham-based death metal band formed by former Benediction / Cerebral Fix bass player Paul Adams during the winter of 1991.
Now many years later the band is finally out with a new release titled "Temptations of the Flesh." You can grab the digital EP at Bandcamp here or stream it below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Doctor Death 05:21
2. 10 Rillington Place 03:08
3. Cannibal Clan 04:10 More...
Swedish hard rock band Degreed will release third album, “Dead But Not Forgotten,” on June 19th via Sun Hill Production. Bassist / vocalist Robin Ericsson comments:
“We’ve been writing songs for this album on and off since the release of 'We Don’t Belong' in 2013. I think we had 16-17 songs that we chose from, and recorded 14. The funny thing is that we ended up putting all 14 songs on the album because they’re all so freakin’ good!
"This album is different from the previous two because we produced it ourselves this time, and Mats engineered, mixed and mastered it. Someone once said that we don’t sound like any other band. He described our sound as the 'degreed sound,' and if there’s such a sound, this is it! This is degreed all the way…”
1. The Scam
2. Face The Fact
4. Shame On Me
5. Better Safe Than Sorry
6. Love Me Love Me Not
8. Kill Your Darlings
9. Touch Of Paradise
10. Forgive You
11. Start Again
13. The Final Ride
14. Turn Around Don’t Back Down More...
Chilean band Eriador has a three-track single out now titled "The Dorsal Effect," which is an advance teaser of the upcoming LP "Meditations" due out at the end of the Summer. Listen in below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. The Return 03:35
2. Dorsal Effect 08:30
3. Archetypes Descending 03:45 More...
Spain's In.verno, which took part in our Peter Steele tribute album from back in 2011, has made new album "The Reasonable Choice Of Insanity" available online for streaming. Give it a listen at Spotify here. The full track listing is:
1. We Are a Lie (All That Is False, Pt. 1)
2. Dark Light (All That Is False, Pt. 2)
3. Red Dusk over a Fire and Tears Sea (The Rage Breed, Pt. 1)
4. Blue Dawn of Overwhelming Helplessness (The Rage Breed, Pt. 2)
5. Opportunity (Human's Inside Pt. 4)
6. Threat (Human's Inside, Pt. 5)
7. Reborn in the Fog (In Grave Alive, Pt. 1)
8. Clarity (In Grave Alive, Pt. 2)
9. Last Rites (In Memoriam, Pt. 1)
10. Requiem (In Memoriam, Pt. 2) More...
Tunisia's Persona has a new music video online for the track "Blinded," which comes off upcoming debut album "Elusive Reflections."
"Blinded" tells the story of being entrapped in an abusive relationship without realizing it. Check it out below. You can also grab the digital single over at Bandcamp here.
Divine Chaos is set to embark on a full European tour with Venom Inc. (wondering why there's an "Inc." after the name? - Read this.) during September and October 2015.
Divine Chaos axeman Chris O' Toole had the following statement for fans across Europe: "We look forward to bringing our brand of metal to some new corners of the globe as well as catching up with old friends."
The band will be playing tracks from debut album "A New Dawn In The Age Of War" during this upcoming tour. Catch the show on these dates: More...
New York outfit Divine Infamy, which parted ways with vocalist Ravana back in December of 2014, has issued the following announcement about bringing on a new guitarist:
"We would like to announce that we have a new member in the Divine Infamy family. Welcome John Moustakas on the 2nd guitar. John was in Eden AD and has drive, experience, and some awesome ideas that we plan to bring into our existing material as well as our new material."
Divine Infamy currently consists of:
TBA - Vocals
Lord Draconova - Guitar
John Moustakas - Guitar
Hecate Hex - Keyboards
Frater Antares - Bass
Chopper - Drums
Bangkok, Thailand metalcore band Nobuna has an official video clip out now for "The Rise," which is available below. The track was produced, mixed & mastered by Tunwa Ketsuwan at FinedayHigh Studio. To hear more from Nobuna, head over to the group's Facebook profile here.
Korean all-female rock/metal band A Fati has a new music video out now for the single "Another Chance" - check it out below.
A brand new video is online from French post-hardcore riffsmiths Watertank as the quartet prepares for the release of sophomore LP, "Destination Unknown," on June 29th through their alliance with Solar Flare Records.
Check out the "Surrender" clip below, and you can also hear previously posted song "DVCR" over here. French fans should be sure to catch Watertank live with Torche:
6/01/2015 Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, FR w/ Torche More...
Fin'amor was founded in the fall of 2008 by guitarist Julian Chuzhik, vocalist Benjamin Meyerson, and keyboardist/bassist Nodar Khutortsov as an ambitious effort to manifest a sound inspired by the sorrow and down-tempo of doom, the atmosphere and orchestration of goth, the versatility of progressive music, and the strength and resolution of death metal.
The band is set to venture from the New York scene in the summer of 2015, beginning with the release of a debut full-length album. The album "Forbidding Mourning" explores themes of hope despite a despairing existence, the paradoxical nature of love, and the desolation of apathy.
"Forbidding Mourning" will be released on July 7th, 2015 with pre-orders now available over here. Check out the song "I Am Winter" below. The full track listing is:
1. Bleed The Oceans
3. I Am Winter
4. Memories of Flesh
6. Porcelain Swan
7. Valediction More...
French project Ad Hominem came into being back in 1998 through the efforts of Kaiswer W. who intended to defy current black metal standards.
Now Ad Hominem will release "Antitheist" - the band's fifth full-length album - via Osmose Productions on June 26th. The track listing is as follows:
01. No Hope (intro)
02. Go Ebola!
04. Death & Cunt
05. Compulsive Extermination
06. The One and Only
07. Impaled Muhammad
08. Glory Hole Jesus
09. I Am The Heretic
10. Anus Of Yahweh
11. Before You Turn Blue
12. The Anger Syndrome
13. Tomb Of Holiness (outro) More...
The upcoming Regarde les Hommes Tomber album is now revealed to be titled "Exile," and it's time to unveil the first song and cover artwork. Learn to "Embrace The Flames" below.
This deadly mix of post-hardcore noise and black metal that is "Exile" will be released on September 19th, 2015 via LADLO Productions.
Lindemann, the new project from Rammstein's Till Lindemann alongside Pain and Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren, today released the first video from debut album "Skills In Pills," due out June 23rd (Warner Bros. Records).
The video for lead single “Praise Abort” is the creation of director (and longtime Rammstein collaborator) Zoran Bihac, and showcases the song’s dark, gruesome lyrics with a little help from some swine friends. It’s a disgusting, gory, NSFW, and a perfect introduction into the Lindemann world.
Granted, it may not be "Pussy" (which is somehow still our most viewed news post EVER), but the lyrics are about as ridiculously on par. If you've heard Rammstein's attempts at English material, you about know what to expect below. More...
French trio Glowsun's third studio album "Beyond The Wall Of Time" is due out June 29th (U.K.) and July 7th (U.S.) via Napalm Records. The label comments:
"The sound and tone of the new album perfectly fits into instrumental psychedelic rock realms. From the start the listener is kidnapped by the spherical sound, between enormous atmospheric compositions with pure rock riffs and psychedelic melodies that are perfectly intertwined."
The band also just completed work on a music video for the song "Behind The Moon" - check it out in the player below. More...
California's Witchaven is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to "Blood Sacrifice," and the band has now checked in with the following update:
"The album is coming along nicely. We still have much more work to do. This one is turning out to be a real fast one..total dbeat black metal thrash at its finest. Follow us on twitter for behind the scenes photos and video at @witchaven666."
Following the crushing doom of 2014 double LP, "V," which earned a spot on Rolling Stone's 20 Best Metal Albums Of 2014, Ommadon continues its perpetual quest to achieve sonic annihilation of the self through unadulterated heaviness with "Empathy For The Wicked."
Boasting just one earth-rupturing track broken into two parts, "Empathy For The Wicked" was recorded live, mixed by Ommadon and mastered by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Zoroaster, Eyehategod, Taurus, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth etc.), who gave it the final crushing touches it deserves.
Where Ommadon's previous scores were all recorded in the Highlands of Scotland surrounded by forest, "Empathy For The Wicked" marks the band's first release to be recorded on an industrial estate in urban Northumberland surrounded by the dregs of humanity.
The first track from "Empathy For The Wicked" was originally recorded for the cassette split with Horse Latitudes and Coltsblood. During that session, Ommadon decided to continue recording through the night and drone out the riff which became the second side to "Empathy For The Wicked."
Powerwolf is back with new album "Blessed & Possessed" (reviewed here), set to be released on July 17th via Napalm Records.
The wolves have also released the third part of "The Road To Blessed & Possessed" series giving yet another insight into the recording process. Check it out here: More...