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Last updated on August 31, 2015 at 10:14 AM ET
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14 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Swedish death metal pioneers At The Gates issued a new music video for the track "The Book of Sand (The Abomination)." The song appears on the 2014 comeback release "At War With Reality" (see review here).
The clip was filmed at the Rockstadt Extreme Fest in Romania on August 15th, 2015. Check it out here:
Defunct German act Mad Alien released a promo clip for the track "Goodbye." The song appears on the release "Time War," a compilation of reissued tracks from the band's 1989 EP "We Are Alive" and 1995 debut album "Qui Habet Aures Audiendi, Audiat." The release is available now via Kathargo, under its "Heavy Metal Classics" line, with worldwide distribution via Pure Steel Records.
Check out the clip here:
Greek melodic doom act Lachrymose released a new music video for the track "False God." The song appears on the new release "Carpe Noctum," which dropped this past Friday via Pure Steel Publishing.
Check out the clip here:
Infected is a new industrial metal project featuring Troctapuss a/k/a Brian Troch and Jeff Vincent. Troch is known for his work as lead vocalist in Cyclone Temple, Hammeron, The Reign of Terror, Znöwhite and Shooting Hemlock. More information on the band is expected soon.
The song was released via Dark Star Records in Association with Sony Music. Check it out here.
Greek traditional metal act R.U.S.T. will continue as R.U.S.T.X and are streaming the new track "Revolution X" (heard in the player below).
R.U.S.T. formed in 2003 (known then as Flames in Ice) with the purpose of playing traditional 80's Heavy Metal following the footsteps of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Warlord, Savatage, Stormwitch and Riot. R.U.S.T. has been an live active band on the island of Cyprus and Europe for many years now. In addition, the band is the proud co-organizer (along with Hardraw and the rest of the P.O.T.N. Crew) of the annual Power of the Night Metal Festival.
In the summer of 2007 R.U.S.T. released the first demo EP "Rust" at the 2nd Power of the Night Festival. In 2010, the band released its first single, "Metal Child" followed by the debut full length "Forged in the Fire of Metal” in 2011.
In 2014, Tasos (Vocals) and Adamos (guitars) split with the band for personal reasons and the band went on hiatus. In 2014, R.U.S.T.X was born, consisting of George Xanthou (bass), Panayiotis Xanthou (guitars) and Johnny Xanthou (drums), along with new vocalist Katerina Xanthou. Katerina's addition marks a new era for the band, as all the members are siblings.
"Revolution X" is expected to be included on an upcoming new album. More information is expected soon. Check it out here: More...
Canadian thrash act Annihilator released an EPK preview clip for the upcoming new release "Suicide Society." The album is set to drop on September 18th via UDR Music.
"Suicide Socity" marks return of guitarist/mainman Jeff Waters to full time vocal duties, the first since 2010's "Annihilator" album.
The track list for "Suicide Society" is as follows:
Check out the clip here: More...
Ulterium Records are proud to announce the signing of the all-star progressive metal band Waken Eyes to the label. The band features members of Darkwater, Symphony X and Steven Wilson). The debut album "Exodus" will be released on October 30th in Europe and North America. A preview clip for the album can be heard below.
"Exodus" was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator) in Sweden and the layout was made by Jan Yrlund (Delain, Korpiklaani, Apocalyptica).
"Exodus" is a very impressive and diverse album that will surely appeal to fans of progressive metal, prog rock and melodic metal. The album has a great mix of catchy melodies, challenging instrumental parts and epic cinematic movements that will surely capture the attention of the musical community. Everything comes together perfectly in the title track that ends the album with its 18 minutes long epic filled with melodies, progressive parts and a good dose of feeling.
The track listing for the album is:
3. Deafening Thoughts
4. Back To Life
6. Cornerstone Away
7. Still Life
9. Across The Horizon
10. Exodus More...
Italian grindcore act Grumo will release the new album "Fallimento" on October 26th via Earthquake Terror Noise.
Grumo (meaning "Clot", "Gore") was formed in 2004 in Modena (Italy), when Riki (vocals) and Nico (drums) got together. At the beginning, the sound was inspired by bands like Anal Cunt and early Napalm Death, with tracks often under 40 sec. The purpose was to play pure noisecore, with explicit and sharp but funny lyrics.
The first demo, "K.a.r.n.e." ("Meat") was unleashed in 2006 and over the next years many splits LPs were recorded. During the years, the band has played many gigs and festivals (Porco Dio Fest, September to Dismember 3th, Roma A-Bestial Fest), supporting both Italian (Cripple Bastards, Dysmorfic, Repulsione, Jesus Ain’t in Poland...) and international bands (Holocausto Canibal, D-Compose, Sakatat, Social Chaos, Yack, Captain Cleanoff, Sete Star Sept).
Although the first 8 years were characterized by few line-up changes, 2012 marked a significant turning point: the first record, "Voglio Vederti Sprofondare" ("I Want to See You Sink"), was released through independent labels.
The track listing for "Fallimento" is:
2. Blood Spilling
3. Nothing To Declare
4. Cani Sciolti
6. Fucking Business
7. Animo In Rivolta
8. Solo Morte E Miseria
9. Viewers Of The End
10. Vendetta Animale
12. Suffer The Children More...
After a year of honing its malefic craft, North Carolina's blackened thrash/punk act All Hell has returned with a new volatile offering. "The Red Sect" marks a crossroads for the band; the straightforward aggression of the debut ("The Devil's Work," 2014) blends with a seething, menacing atmosphere - further enhanced by the mixing and mastering skills of Toxic Holocaust mainman Joel Grind - creating an album that is dark, vicious, and compelling. The record's ten tracks weave a frightful narrative of ritual possession, vengeance, and revolt. The band has further explored and defined their sound, once again drawing influences from a wide array of genres such as thrash, black metal, deathrock, and punk.
Since the debut release, All Hell has been busy sowing chaos through live performances while crafting the sophomore effort. Playing and touring throughout the Southeast, the band has quickly developed a following and earned a reputation as one of the most intense and lethal live acts in the region, having shared the stage with bands like 1349, Black Tusk, Ghoul, Skeletonwitch, and Toxic Holocaust.
With a relentless drive, growing support, and two albums under their belt, All Hell pushes forward, intent on spreading its hellish music and intense live experience to as many people as possible.
"The Red Sect" will be released on October 16th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productoons Records. The track listing for the album is:
2. Mass Possession
4. Blood for the Baron
5. Graveyard Dust
6. In My Command
8. The Unseen
9. Funeral Feast
10. The Red Sect More...
Italian thrash act Nuclear Detonation issued the debut album "Living Dead, Sons Of The Lobotomy" via Iron Shield Records, with worldwide distribution via Pure Steel Records. The album was originally released back in March on cassette via the small independent label Puzzle Records.
Nuclear Detonation was founded in 2012 by vocalist/guitarist Luca "Detonation" Sergi in Calabria, Italy. The band issued its first single single "Down To Hell" in 2013.
The track list for the album is:
1. Down To Hell
2. Slow Decay
3. People Of The Lie
4. A.T.A. (Another Thrash Attack)
5. Living Dead
6. Hang The Poser
7. Mental Prison
8. Nuclear Detonation More...
Italian melodic death/folk three piece Hell’s Guardian has released the new EP, "Ex Adversis Resurgo" via Bandcamp (also available via iTunes). The EP is the follow up to the 2014 debut "Follow Your Fate."
"Ex Adversis Resurgo" contains 3 brand new songs, 2 live tracks and a piano version of the debut title track "Follow Your Fate." The new material is more aggressive with engaging rhythms compared to the debut.
The artwork (shown below) was created by Jan Örkki Yrlund (Manowar, Korpiklanni, Tyr, Sirenia).
The track list is:
1. Pagan Ritual
2. Fire Of Persecution
3. Ex Adversis Resurgo
4. Cradle’s Lake (Live at Brixia Metal Fest)
5. Silence In Your Mind (Live at Brixia Metal Fest)
6. Follow Your Fate (Piano Version) More...
Greek alternative metal act Killson will issue the debut release "In Limbo" on November 6th (EU) (October 9th in Greece) via Roar! Rock of Angels Records. A preview clip for the album can be heard in the player below.
The album was recorded and mastered by Thanos Mylonas and mixed by John Gamilis (Playground Circus) and the band itself, while the front cover artwork (shown below) was created by Abstrata - The Art of Gustavo Sazes (Outloud, Firewind, Gus G. etc)
The track list is as follows:
6. In Limbo
7. Left Behind
8. My Kind
9. No One Man
12. Shut Up More...
German melodic metal act Creature has resurfaced with "Ride the Bullet," the sophomore release and first since the band's 1989 self titled debut. In 2005, the band issued a reissue of the debut entitled "Way to Paradise."
"Ride the Bullet" will be issued via Kathargo Records, with worldwide distribution via Pure Steel Records, on September 18th.
The track list is:
2. Nervous Breakdown
3. Ride The Bullet
4. Can’t You Realized
5. Don’t Believe In Rumours
6. Deep Down ’n’ Dirty
10. Bitch Part I
11. Bitch Part II
12. I Can’t Break Out
15. No Voice Rumors More...
Metallica-TV is streaming official fly-on-the-wall footage of the band's August 22, 2015, performance in Gothenburg, Sweden, including drummer Lars Ulrich in a meet-and-greet with local fans, and the performance of the track "Battery" from the show.
Check it out now below.