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Last updated on March 30, 2015 at 12:27 PM ET
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13 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Crowquill Records is happy to announce that the label will be releasing "U M B R A" by Austin noisemakers Unmothered.
While Crowquill is generally known for albums by acts on the more progressive side of the post-metal spectrum, Unmothered is completely different from anything the label has released thus far - this is heavy stuff, a cross between doom and sludge with a dash of black metal thrown in for good measure.
The "U M B R A" will be unveiled on May 26th, 2015 and the track listing is as follows:
3. Scarp More...
At long last, one of the unsung pillars of the Austrian black metal scene returns to reclaim its throne: W.T.C. Productions proudly presents Amestigon's monumental second album, "Thier," set for international release on May 28th. The album's track listing is as follows:
4. Thier More...
Ancient Greek black metal band Nocternity today premiere the new track "Harps of the Ancient Temples" - listen in below, thanks to Cvlt Nation.
The song is the title track off the album of the same name, set for international release on April 17th via Iron Bonehead Productions. The band's first full-length in 12 years, "Harps of the Ancient Temples" has been an epic in the making. In the mid 2000s, Nocternity was prolific on the EP front, first releasing "A Fallen Unicorn" in 2004 - itself a companion record to the cult classic "Onyx," from 2003 - and then split 7"s with various bands. Then came the "Harps of the Ancient Temples" 7" in 2007, which was set to begin the next chapter in Nocternity's story...and then silence for another five years, until a self-titled 7" was quietly released in 2012 in an edition of just 300 copies.
During that whole time, however, main visionary K.D. was hard at work crafting LP#3 and taking care through his label, Kyrck Productions, reissuing some of the lost jewels of the early '90s scene. “This album has been in the works for a decade now," he reveals. "It was recorded twice with different members. The first, digital version was pre-produced in Switzerland, Hellas, and Sweden. The analog version was recorded at Studio 5 in Athens, and this is the version that prevailed.”
And prevail it has: "Harps of the Ancient Temples" is black metal from a lost time. "This album is not as complex as Onyx," says K.D., quite rightly. "The music has been stripped to the essentials…back to basics. It aims to be hypnotic and to take the listeners to our musical landscapes, delivering what we have in our souls and what we consider to be the black metal feeling.” More...
Agonia Records is proud to announce the signing of the rising Polish black metal force, Blaze Of Perdition.
Both parties are excited in this new venture and are pleased to announce that the band's third full-length album will be titled "Near Death Revelations." The album is scheduled to be released this June, with the cover artwork available below.
After a tragic road accident in November 2013, the band's career was open to doubt, but the event did not manage to slow Blaze Of Perdition for long. The upcoming "Near Death Revelations" album will refer directly to those past experiences. The track listing is as follows:
1. Królestwo Niczyje
2. Into the Void Again
3. When Mirrors Shatter
4. Dreams Shall Flesh
5. Cold Morning Fears
6. The Tunnel
7. Of No Light More...
Impellitteri released a music video for the new track "Venom." The song is the title track form the upcoming new album set for release on April 17th in Europe and April 21st in North America via Frontiers Records.
The track list for the album is:
2. Empire Of Lies
3. We Own The Night
5. Face The Enemy
6. Dominoe Theory
9. Time Machine
10. Holding On
11. Rock Through The Night (Bonus Track)
12. Reach For the Sky (Bonus Track)
Check out "Venom" here: More...
German melodic death metal act Kambrium released a demo track video for the new song "Season of the Sea Witch." The song will appear on the band's upcoming third full length album (as of yet untitled) and follow up to the 2013 album "Dark Reveries" (see review here).
Check out "Season of the Sea Witch" here:
U.K.'s Stoneghost released a preview clip for the new album "New Age of Old Ways." The album is set to drop on April 13th via Mascot Label Group.
With previous storming sets at Bloodstock and Hammerfest the band has drawn comparisons to Pantera, Lamb of God, Down and Corrosions of Conformity.
The track list is:
1. Faceless Ghost
2. Devil's Motion
3. All They Need Is The Light
4. Second To Breathe
5. The Sound Remains
8. Your Trigger, My Finger
9. Third Degree
10. Let Sleeping Beasts Lie
11. Mother Of All Bastards (demo)
Check out the preview here: More...
Polish southern metal act J.D. Overdrive released a lyric video for the new track "Wreckage, Part II." The song appears on the upcoming new release "The Kindest of Deaths," which is set for release on April 13, 2015 via Metal Mind Productions.
The track list for the album is:
1. Wreckage, Part I
2. Crippled King
3. The Lesser Evil
4. The Fury in Me
5. Dull Knives and Dead Friends
6. Seeds and Stones
7. The Greater Good
8. Demon Days
9. Wreckage, Part II
10. A Painful Reminder
11. The Kindest of Deaths More...
Slovakian metal act Tristana released a music video for the new track "Fallen." The song appears on the band's new release "Virtual Crime," which drops tomorrow, March 31st, via Bakerteam Records.
The track list is:
3. Wasted Time
4. Bloody Snow
5. Beg for Death
6. Jannie's Dying
7. Belladonna Deadly Nightshade
9. Lost the Whole Life
10. Hunting Fever
11. Ending (Outro)
Check out "Fallen" here: More...
Hailing from Poland & Belarus death metal veterans of Veld are streaming a brand new song titled "Annihilation of Divinity/Trust Upon Ignorance" taken from the upcoming album "Daemonic: The Art of Dantalian".
The album is set to drop April 8th in a limited-edition, six-panel digipack with 20 pages of artwork via Lacerated Enemy Records. It can be ordered in physical form here. Digital pre-orders are available at this location.
Check out now "Annihilation of Divinity/Trust Upon Ignorance" below.
Swedish power metal act The Storyteller is streaming a new fan made video for the track "As I Die," which is taken from the band's sixth full length studio release titled "Sacred Fire." Check it out in the player below (courtesy of Ygor Knight). More...
The touring van of Tampa, FL metal outfit Dark Sermon was stolen in Clearwater a mere week before the band's planned touring. States the band about the theft on their Facebook site:
"In the spirit of no good news going unpunished, we are troubled to inform you that we just found out that our van has been stolen. Thankfully, our equipment was not inside and we were not on tour at the time. The missing vehicle is a white 2000 Dodge Ram 3500. The license tag is 839 TEF. It was last seen at US19 and Sunset in Clearwater, FL. We leave for a 2.5 month tour a week from today, as some of you know, so this is a very dire situation.
"We have filed a police report, and we believe we have security camera footage of the man who took it. If you could please SHARE this post on your Facebook and spread awareness about this incident, we might be able to catch the thief and maybe even get our van back. Any and all posts and help are appreciated more than you know. Thank you to everyone in advance for your support." More...
After numerous photo and video-teases over the last weeks, it has now been finally made official that Megadeth hired drummer Chris Adler of Lamb Of God to play on the band's new album.
States Megadeth about the collaboration: "Dave Mustaine, the creative driving force behind original American metal and hard rock crossover giants Megadeth, and Chris Adler, drummer for the leaders of modern American heavy metal Lamb Of God, will join original bassist David Ellefson in the creation of Megadeth's anticipated forthcoming album. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing his thundering, hard-hitting, and technically precise style and skill, adding new blood and drive into the mix while staying true to Megadeth's roots." More...