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Last updated on July 25, 2014 at 12:21 PM ET
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12 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Miseo has released a new lyric video for the title track to "Lunatic Confessions," which can be seen below.
The German death metal band's forthcoming full-length debut album is due out on September 3rd, 2014. "Lunatic Confessions" follows the 2013 EP release "The Dead Will Predominate."
In August 2010, Prog Sphere started a compilation series called 'Progstravaganza.' Almost four years later, with 19 released editions (the 20th part will be released by the end of July), with over 430 bands and more than 50,000 downloads, Prog Sphere is compiling the first physical edition of the series.
Prog Sphere invites unsigned bands from all around the world to take part on the physical Progstravaganza edition. In addition to the feature on the sampler, the selected bands will receive special treatment on Prog Sphere’s main website through interviews, reviews, special articles, podcasts, radio features, lyric/photo videos, streaming, advertisements and more, with exposure of 2M views per month. More...
Bio-Cancer is gearing up to release "Tormenting The Innocent" via Candlelight Records, with details available in the promo poster below.
Bio-Cancer last released the "Ear Piercing Thrash" full-length album back in 2012. You can also find further info on the Greek thrash band over at the Bio-Cancer Facebook profile here.
Created in 2002, Nonexistence is the project of musician Philip Santoll. Now backed by Finnish multi-instrumentalist and FME awardee Tuomas Saukkonen (Black Sun Aeon and Before The Dawn), Philip endured a “troublesome production” recording and producing the 2007 debut album "Nihil" on his own to create “ten songs of solitude and void.”
"Nihil" will now be available digitally for the first time ever via Candlelight Records on September 29th, 2014. Pre-orders are available here, and the label commetns:
"Combining the desolated gloom and intense majesty of both Doom and Black Metal with a lyrical concept of voidness in many forms, the music of Nonexistence is the soundtrack to darkness, solitude and emptiness in both cosmological scales and personal dimensions. Opulent soundscapes between slow motion and blast beats, a haunting bleakness devoid of compare. Freezing walls of guitars, epic leads, atmospheric layers of keyboards and versatile fierce vocals from ultra low to piercing high create a musical symbiosis of its own: Cosmic Doom Black Metal."
The track listing is as follows:
1. A Myriad of Dead Stars
2. Descending Horizons
3. Twilight Inferno
4. Reflections of Emptiness
5. De Nihilo Nihil
7. Fallen Apart
9. Ekpyrosis Suicide
10. Metastability More...
The gore maniacs in Necrophagia are back: "WhiteWorm Cathedral," the U.S. cult death metal act’s new album, will hit stores on October 24th (October 28th in North America), just in time for Halloween. Further details are forthcoming.
Last year, the band also released an exclusive non-album track entitled "The Wicked," which can still be heard here.
Formed in 1983, Necrophagia was one of the very first death metal bands in the United States. Often considered pioneers in the "horror metal" genre, the band gained notoriety after cutting its teeth in the underground by staging ambitious live shows chalk full of blood, guts, and gore. The band went on to receive acclaim for the 1998 release of "Holocausto de la Morte," which featured Pantera's Phil Anselmo. More...
Los Angeles / London based gothic rock band Die So Fluid has released an official music video for the track "Black Blizzard" directed by David Kenny.
The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, which will be released in the U.S. later this year. Watch for Die So Fluid on tour in the U.S. this fall.
"Black Blizzard was inspired by the Dust Bowl tragedy of the 1930s. It's referred to as a natural disaster but it was caused by man. Nature is wild and untamable, and my character in the video is the storm personified-bringing wrath after she has been abused and disrespected." - Grog (Die So Fluid) More...
Bleed From Within is gearing up to release the crowd funded "Death Walk" EP, and today the band has revealed the cover artwork and track listing. You can also check out a previously posted teaser trailer at this location.
1. Death Walk
2. Silence Them All
3. The Fight Song (Marilyn Manson cover)
4. The Pretender (Foo Fighters cover) More...
White Empress, the new band founded by former Cradle of Filth guitarist Paul Allender, has premiered a new music video for the track "Darkness Encroaching" over at Bloody-Disgusting.com at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the debut album "Rise of the Empress," which will be out this fall on Peaceville Records.
Allender commented on the video: "This video is the first of very many, and represents how White Empress has broken away from the usual 'safe' mundane scene we have today in our metal world. We have created our own sound, our own style in visuals. We are innovators, not imitators, a force to be reckoned with. Hail the White Empress!"
Rise of the Empress can be pre-ordered now through PledgeMusic over at this location which affords plenty of White Empress goodies from signed artwork, signed guitars, to the opportunity to record in Paul Allender's studio and more. Pledgers will also be able to download a track from "Rise of the Empress."
Check out "Darkness Encroaching" here: More...
Swedish experimental metal act Freak Kitchen, featuring Planet Alliance guitarist Mattias IA Eklundh, announced that the band's new album will be entitled "Cooking With Pagans" and will be issued on September 16th in North America via Lasers Edge Records. The album is the first release in five years (2009's "Land of the Freaks").
Thanks to a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, bringing in almost $150,000, a very ambitious animated video, directed by legendary artist (and author of Blacksad) Juanjo Guarnido to the track "Freak of the Week" is in pain staking production by a world-class team of animators. The video will premiere at Comic Con in New York in October.
Freak Kitchen has always been a respected live act and for the first time the energetic live vibe of the band has been captured in the studio. With influences stretching from AC/DC to classical South Indian music the three Norsemen, lead by guitar virtuoso Mattias IA Eklundh, truly have a sound of their own. "Cooking with Pagans" offers eleven intense original songs plus a sophisticated punk pop version of the 1936 hit "Goody Goody" like you've never heard it before.
Mattias IA Eklundh commented: "You can expect a beefy rock album, freak style. I think that Cooking With Pagans finally has the sound and energy of Freak Kitchen live; the energy and rawness. It is anything but overproduced, stripped down, drums, bass and guitar. To the point."
The band will tour the world from November and the better part of 2015 to support their new release. The track listing for "Cooking With Pagans" is:
1. Professional Help
2. Freak of the Week
4. Goody Goody
5. (Saving Up For An) Anal Bleach
6. Private Property
7. Methematics of Defeat
8. I Don't Want to Golf
10. Come Back to Comeback
11. Ranks of the Terrified
12. Once Upon a Time in Scandanaviastan More...
Spanish hard rock act/traditional metal act Calibre Zero, featuring ex-Steel Horse vocalist Ricardo Lázaro, has signed on with Pure Steel Publishing for the release of the band's fourth studio album, as of yet untitled. More information on the new album will be announced soon, but the release date has been set for September 19th. The album is the follow up to the 2011 release "Muerde la Vida" (issued via Gaser Records).
The band commented: "It´s great to announce Calibre Zero and Pure Steel Records are going to be working together for our new album, a great company which offers us the chance of an important presence in European metal scene.
"We have been working very hard all around America and Spain for 4 years with more than 200 shows and 3 albums released, and now, is the moment for Europe. Our best work is going to be released for a great a company and we are absolutely exited about it! A new time is in front of us and we are going to do our best work for making a successful relationship between Pure Steel and Calibre Zero. Thanks for trusting in us!"
Calibre Zero is:
Pedro Peláez – bass
Ricardo Lázaro (Opus Dead, Thunderheart, ex-Steel Horse) – vocals
Antonio Cuenca – drums
Miguel Lázaro - guitars More...
U.K. progressive metal act Threshold released a lyric video for the new track "Watchtower on the Moon." The song is the opening track of the upcoming new release "For The Journey." The album was produced by Karl Groom and Threshold keyboardist Richard West at Thin Ice Studios in England and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox in Finland. It is scheduled for release on September 19th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
The track listing is:
1. Watchtower on the Moon
3. The Box
4. Turned to Dust
5. Lost in Your Memory
6. Autumn Red
7. The Mystery Show
8. Siren Sky
9. I Wish I Could (Bonus Track - digipak, vinyl and download versions)
10. Lost in Your Memory (Acoustic Version) (Bonus Track - vinyl and download versions)
Check out "Watchtower on the Moon" here: More...
Sweden's The Order of Israfel posted an interactive preview clip, which features clips from the entire debut release "Wisdom." The album is set to be released via Napalm Records on September 9th in North America (full release schedule listed below).
The full release schedule is:
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 listing for "Wisdom" is:
2. The Black Wings A Demon
3. The Noctuus
4. The Earth Will Deliver What Heaven Desires
5. The Order
6. Born For War
7. Promises Made To The Earth
8. The Vow
9. Morning Sun (Satanas)
Check out the preview here: More...