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Last updated on October 6, 2015 at 12:30 PM ET
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11 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Finnish outfit Damnation Plan is about to lay down tracks for a new album due out next year. The band comments:
"Damnation Plan will be entering the studio to record the follow-up album to 'The Wakening!' The process begins at D-studio with drum recordings for the album in the beginning of November.
"The album will be mixed by Dan Swanö (Unisound AB) in March 2016 and it will be released in 2016! The album title and more detailed info will be released later.
"We are aiming to also document the process and give you some updates along the way, so stay tuned!" More...
Aeolist just checked in with the following tour recap and announcement about upcoming live shows:
"We all just got back from Euroblast and Mammothfest! Sick bands constantly, lots of good times hangovers and the most disorganised attempt at getting from Brighton to Norwich to ever. We have a few days off and then head out on tour with the Cyclamen boys! Catch us in London on the 8th at The Unicorn for the first date of the tour! If you where at Euroblast or Mammoth Fest then tell us about your highlights! Show me what you got."
08/10: The Unicorn, London
09/10: Sanctuary, Basingstoke
10/10: Bad Apples, Leeds
11/10: Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
12/10: Opium, Edinburgh
13/10: Downstairs, Aberdeen
14/10: Zombie Hut, Manchester
15/10: The Star, Guildford More...
Murashita, the new project masterminded by guitarist, producer and engineer Masaki Murashita, is streaming the track "Inescapable Damnation."
The title track off the band's upcoming debut EP features contributions from Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and drum guru Kevin Talley. Listen in below.
"Inescapable Damnation," which includes performances from David Ellefson (Megadeth), Kevin Talley (Suffocation, Six Feet Under, Chimaira), Kelly Conlon (Death, Monstrosity) and Rodney McGlothlin (Voice of Dissent), is set for an October 16 release.
Pre-orders are now available at this location. The track listing for the EP is as follows:
2. Inescapable Damnation
3. Death or Glory
4. Conquer the Foe
5. The Show Must Go On More...
Arizona's A Fall To Break just inked a deal with KBB Records - check out the announcement video below. The band is also out on tour now with Flaw and will be on the road throughout most of October. Remaining tour dates can be found at this location.
Remember Black Shape Of Nexus? We covered in the band in our look at underground sludge outfits back in 2012, and now the vile German outfit just finished recording and mixing a fourth album.
The beast will be called "Carrier," and is more than fifty minutes long, boasting six massive tracks including a Hellhammer cover. The record is currently being mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin and will be finalized for release through Exile On Mainstream in the Spring of 2016 on CD and 2xLP formats.
Vocalist Malte Seidel issued a statement on the experience of recording the album: "'Carrier' is the result of a band being in a constant state of deterioration. Doing a record is a very unpleasant and harmful process for us. Creating 'Negative Black' already was a nightmare, but with 'Carrier' the understanding of the term nightmare needs to be expanded. This is not being said to play the 'tension and dissent create great art' card. This album is not art. This album is not musicianship. This album is simply the album that we were able to do under the current circumstances while sometimes asking ourselves if a split-up would not be the better option. The final mix of 'Carrier' is done at the moment."
The Black Shape Of Nexus horde will celebrate its tenth anniversary as a unit on November 4 and 5, 2015 in the band's hometown of Mannheim, with a special event called B.SON Fest which will feature extensively devastating sets from the band both nights. More...
2014 has been a busy year for Gothenburg, Sweden's Bombus. It started with a European tour supporting Monster Magnet, continued with a nice run of summer festivals including Download (UK), Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park (Germany), and Tuska (Finland), followed by several months of studio work to record the successor to "The Poet And The Parrot." For Bombus the year will end with another great tour.
The band comments: "Just stumbled out of the studio with a hot new album in our hands! This one is a monster! Packed to the brim with all that is heavy, melodic and weird! It's called 'Repeat Until Death' and is everything a new Bombus album should be and then some! We will kick it all off with a tour in direct support of the mighty Clutch! And what could be more appropriate than to celebrate this with a brand new track? Well how about that? Over n' out!"
Jens Borgen (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, etc.) mastered the new opus "Repeat Until Death" that is scheduled for worldwide release through Century Media Records on February 26, 2016. The first song will be premiered in two weeks.
The band also officially welcomes to the fold new bass player Ola Henriksson (ex-Witchcraft, ex-Troubled Horse) by commenting: "We got to know Ola a few years ago. So we already knew he was a talented musician and a great guy. A perfect match obviously and we're glad to have him aboard The Bombus Bonanza!" More...
The Swedish old-school death metal tyrants from Demonical have released a brand new video for the track "To Become the Weapon," taken from latest EP, "Black Flesh Redemption," which is out now on Agonia Records. The clip was filmed during the band's summer festivals and live shows in 2015. Check it out below.
Produced and mastered by vocalist Sverker Widgren, the four-track new EP was recorded in two studios: Amplified (drums) and Wing (rest of the instruments) between January and February, 2015. The cover artwork was created by Kontamination Design.
"Basically, the new material continues where 'Darkness Unbound' left us," explains bassist Martin. "However, with a slightly new course to explore when it comes to the musical and visual formula of the band. But all you loyal followers - old and new - rest assure, we are still talking about the finest form of pitch black old-school Stockholm-style death metal that will hit you viciously and victoriously bringing you one step closer to a cleansing redemption." More...
Having just wrapped up a tour with Revocation, technical death metal force Archspire now announces a first-ever tour of Mexico.
Archspire will perform in Monterrey, Mexico City, and more starting on October 8 - a full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. The band also comemnts:
"Hey Mexico! We are coming south of the border to tear shit up! Check out the dates below, its our first time so let's make it special!" More...
Sweden's Aktaion just released the "Throne" album, which can be heard in full through the player below.
"'Throne' is in a lot of ways an album done backwards.” The journey that guitarist Francis Larsson has traveled since the inception of Aktaion in 2010 has been long and confusing, involving much in the way of writing and rewriting material, especially once you factor in the three other musicians brought onboard.
The album has undergone many evolutions, and keyboardist Jonatan Ney recalls one such example: “When Francis invited me to the project, I was to be the keyboardist of the band. I remember him bringing finished songs to me, written for two guitars, packed with interesting riffs and licks. The problem for me was to bring all these parts to the keyboard. Some riffs just ain't meant to be played with keys.”
The solution was to create whole new melodies to complement the riffs, but “in the end we felt that the sound became too symphonic. So I saddled up with my guitar instead, rearranged most of keyboard themes, and rerecorded them. The sound was so much more in your face, and the melodies really brought the songs to life.” More...
South Carolina progressive metal act Everthone has returned with the sophomore release "The Dawning," which is set to drop via Divebomb Records on October 30, 2015. The band has granted Metal Underground.com the exclusive premiere of the music video for the new track "Consciousness," which you can check out in the player below.
Looking to capitalize on the acclaim of the debut album "Evil Tongues," Everthrone has teamed up with producer Don Debiase of Lava Room/Studio D in Cleveland, OH, and has sculpting 10 new tracks that beautifully showcase an innovative and bold new approach to the band's dark wave-driven metal.
With "Consciousness," the band does more than symbolically break chains - they step up their already high expectations. With the unique style of vocalist Russell Plyler backed by stellar musicians Nevin McKeown (guitars), Jeremy McKeown (drums), Chris Carland (keyboards) and Daniel Carner (bass), Everthrone will truly turn heads with the break out release "The Dawning." In speaking with Chris Carland, the band feels that this album best represents the true sound of Everthrone - represented in the title "The Dawning" - which they feel is more of a cohesive album, with each song complimenting in styles, as opposed just a collection of songs.
In celebration of the release of "The Dawning," Everthrone will perform the album in it's entirety at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, NC on November 27th.
The track list for the album is:
1. This Great Expanse
3. Children Of A Dying Sun
4. Under A Burning Sky (streaming here)
5. Crimson Gold
6. The Anarchist
9. Word Of The Oracle
10. All Things Manifest
Metal Underground.com is proud to premiere the music video for the new track "Consciousness" here: More...
Texas melodic metal act Millennial Reign - featuring Aska bassist Dave Harvey - released a lyric video for the new track "Men Stand Alone." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Carry the Fire," which is available worldwide on October 30th in CD, LP vinyl and digital formats via Ulterium Records.
The track list for the album is:
1. Forever Changed
2. Way Up High
3. Millennial Reign
4. Men Stand Alone
5. Save Me
6. This Day
7. Will you
8. Innocent Cry
9. Not On My Own
10. I'll Try
Check out "Men Stand Alone" here: More...