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Last updated on March 11, 2014 at 12:34 PM ET
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5 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Amaranthe - the modern metal sextet from Gothenburg, Sweden - has confirmed an autumn 2014 release date for a new studio album via Spinefarm Records.
As yet untitled, this latest outing will be the follow-up to 2011's self-titled release and 2013's "The Nexus." Guitarist Olof Morck comments:
"2014 will indeed see the release of the next Amaranthe record. We don't want to reveal any details yet, apart from this album representing a big step forward for Amaranthe musically - where 'Amaranthe' and 'The Nexus' were closely connected, this new album is bolder and more different... but, of course, with the trademark Amaranthe sound throughout! See you all on tour this spring with our last 'Invincible' shows - and expect blown minds in 2014!"
Amaranthe will be on tour in Europe from March 14th - April 12th in Europe. Full details can be found at this location.
Estonian folk metallers Metsatöll have confirmed a May 27th North American release date for their new album "Karjajuht" via Spinefarm Records. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon.
Recently the band completed work on a video for the song "Külmking." Check it out below courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.
2. Lööme Mesti
3. See On See Maa
4. Must Hunt
5. Terasest Taotud Tee
7. Tôrrede Kôhtudes
8. Metslase Veri
12. Talisman More...
Forever Plagued Records has now set April 7th as the international release for Ormgard's "Ormblot." The label also comments:
"Sweden has been contributing some of the most 'evi'" black metal these days, and Forever Plagued Records felt compelled to write Orm, the dark soul behind Ormgard, and request the right to release this grandiose re-recording Ormblot on CD, originally titled Ohelgat blot.
"Someone had said that Ormblot gave resemblance to the early demo days of Emperor, and although we believe Ormgard contribute much more, through a genuinely darkened spirit, the comparison cannot be denied and fits perfectly with the vision of Forever Plagued Records.
"Ormgard practice in the dark Teutonic arts and channel through that to create some essentially great black metal music and ritual ambient. Black metal is nothing without philosophy and ideology, and Ormgard retain both with the utmost conviction and should not be taken lightly. They wish not to be bothered with ideas of a scene or any kind of socially acceptable nature relating to this art, and we feel this describes the very fundamentals of black metal. More...
Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero, who were featured in this week's edition of our Sunday Old School column, have posted a trailer online for their forthcoming album.
The video features a sample of a new song, as well as revealing the record's title to be, "Kill All Kings." You can check out the video below. The album will be the first not to feature drummer, Phil Baheux, who sadly passed away last year. His place will be taken by Stone Sour and former Soulfly drummer, Roy Mayorga. More...
Belgium's black metal traditionalists Enthroned are streaming new track "Of Shrines and Sovereigns," taken from the band's upcoming full-length album "Sovereigns."
Stream the new song today below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com., before the release hits stores on April 15th worldwide via Agonia Records. The track listing is as follows:
2. Sine Qua Non
3. Of Feathers and Flames
4. Lamp of Invisible Lights
5. Of Shrines and Sovereigns
6. The Edge of Agony
7. Divine Coagulation
8. Baal al-Maut
9. Nerxiarxin Mahathallah More...