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Last updated on May 4, 2015 at 12:24 PM ET
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15 news articles posted today (and counting...)
“Keep your friends close, leave your enemies screaming in their grave:” a sentiment that embodies “Burn The Traitor,” the second video from Australian outfit Feed Her To The Sharks that can be seen below.
The track comes off the band’s album "Fortitude," produced by Fredrik Nordstrom (At The Gates, I Killed the Prom Queen) and available in stores and digitally everywhere now.
“As with all of our songs, we started writing 'Burn The Traitor' with a vision in our heads. The aim this time around was to make a crushing track that had a very intense and dark feel to it," says guitarist Kim Choo. “When we pitched this song to Jason Eshraghian (director), he immediately loved the song and came up with the idea for the music video. He really captured the darkness of this track and translated into the screen."
Bassist Rob Davies adds, "’Burn The Traitor’ is one of my favorite tracks from Fortitude. We really wanted to create a cinematic experience for the listener. After writing this song, we simply knew we had to compliment it with a music video." More...
Death metal outfit Sarpentra has joined the Occult Society Promotion roster, which comments on the band's latest album "Supernova" (available at iTunes here):
"Despite being their first release, the Russian combo Sarpentra owns great playing skills, proving their musical and lyrical maturity and professionalism. This is not simple music! 11 tracks of pure magic that will drive you in the illusionary void of nothingness.
"This album is a crucible of death metal riffs and Egyptian atmospheres, where technical riffs are perfectly melted with symphonic and ancient rythms. A solid bass sound and a penetrating Nergal style voice put this album directly on my top 10 albums of the year. Highly recommended for fans of Melechesh and Behemoth in the first place."
A lyric video clip for the song "War Anthem" can also be seen in the YouTube clip below. More...
Relapse Records is excited to share "Requiem For X," the first track from Goblin Rebirth's upcoming self-titled album (due out June 30th, 2015). The group features members of Italian film score figureheads Goblin and has made the new track available to stream below.
"The song is a prayer... It starts very sad, but it builds to become furious in the end," guitarist Giacomo Anselmi says. "It tells the story of the death of a goblin. Fabio (Pignatelli) arranged the entire song. A child was supposed to sing the whistle melody at the beginning, but we changed it -- we didn't want another 'School at Night.' It's unbelievable, a continuous crescendo until the song stops. That's the moment when X dies."
The album's track listing is:
1. Requiem For X
2. Back in 74
3. Book of Skulls
5. Evil In The Machine
8. Rebirth More...
Colombian melodic death / black metal band Eshtadur has began a fund raising campaign to support an upcoming full-length album and tour.
This will be the band's first official release since the award winning 2013 album "Stay Away From Evil and Get Close to Me" (AMS metal awards winner for best video clip and best album 2013). Eshtadur comments:
"This time we have everything we need to make the album of our lives, working with a producer in Canada... We're going to record a full quality album worthy of international level... ...We are working with great producers, people who have worked with 'Within The Ruins, The Sorrow, Mutiny Within' they are very professional..."
The band is offering many incentives to donate including an all new exclusive digital EP "XXX - special edition." This special and unique EP will feature five songs composed & recorded exclusively for donors that will not be found anywhere else. Donations start as low as $1 and range up to $100, some special items include t-shirts, posters, signed merchandise, and a cover song of your choice. More...
Baltimore's annual music festival, The Shindig, is shaping up to be more metal than in past years. The festival takes place on September 19, 2015 in Carroll Park, Baltimore, MD, and features Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, Anthrax, Chevelle, and Helmet, among others. Check out the flier below:
German death/thrash act Dying Humanity just released the first music video for the new album "Deadened." Check out "I Am King" in the player below. "Deadened" is set to drop via Bastardized Recordings on June 12th and it marks the first album since 2011 ("Living on the Razor’s Edge").
Full details on the album are expected soon. Check out "I Am King" here:
Italian symphonic black metal act Darkend has completed the recordings for the group's third album, which will be entitled "The Canticle Of Shadows."
The album was mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance). The first pressing will be a limited edition, which will containing bonus tracks and some additional artwork. "The Canticle Of Shadows" feature guest performances by "some of the pillars of the old metal scene."
The details of the guest stars along with the release date will be revealed on another date. The cover artwork is shown below and the track list is as follows:
1. Clavicula Salomonis
2. Of The Defunct
3. A Precipice Towards Abyssal Caves (Inmost Chasm, I)
4. Il Velo Delle Ombre
5. A Passage Through Abysmal Caverns (Inmost Chasm, II)
6. Sealed In Black Moon And Saturn
7. Congressus Cum Dæmone More...
Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy premiered a new music video for the track "Stolen Life" over at Decibel Magazine's site at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the latest effort "War Eternal," which is out now via Century Media Records.
The band is currently trekking across Europe in support of the album. Remaining tour dates can be found over at this location.
Founder and guitarist Michael Amott comments: "I can't believe it's been almost a year since we released the 'War Eternal' album! Time flies when you're having fun huh?! We're just starting up our summer tour here in Europe and there's still a long way to go - we're booked up till Christmas! There has been such an amazing reaction to the new music and lineup and it is really keeping us motivated. Having Jeff Loomis out with us on the road is fantastic. A fine player and a true gentleman. I'm super happy that he could throw down a couple of leads on this new exciting version of 'Stolen Life', it really adds some new fire to the song. On our recent tour in Latin America we had the opportunity to film a video for our new single. It was a really good experience working with the talented Abysmo team and I'm more than happy with the end result! I look forward to seeing you all out there on the road..."
Check out "Stolen Life" here: More...
Austrian death metal act Epsilon released a lyric video for the new track "I Shall Feast On the Flesh of My Enemies." The song will appear on the sophomore LP "Zu Richten," which will be available on June 8th via Mighty Music.
The track list for the album is:
1. Explicit Enough?
2. Witness My Transformation Evisceration
3. I Shall Feast on the Flesh of My Enemies
4. Ein zarter Hauch von Menschlichkeit
5. Torn Apart by the Righteous Animals of This World
6. Nutzmensch Agonie
7. Can They Suffer?
8. Die Lebenden und die Toten
9. Im Namen Gottes
10. Die Schuld des Lebens
11. Die Erlösung der Menschheit More...
Italian gothic metal act SilentLie released a new music video for the track "Layers of Nothing." The song is the title track of the debut full length album, which was issued in mid-April via Bakerteam Records.
Check out the video here:
Norwegian progressive metal act Withem is in the studio tracking and recording the as of yet untitled sophomore release. The album is the follow up to the critically acclaimed debut "The Point of You." More information on the album is expected soon.
The band recently released a pro shot video of the entire performance at ProgPower USA performance from September 2014, which marked the band's U.S. debut. That video can be seen over at this location).
In the following videos, the band prepares drum, guitar and the latest - bass - recordings. More...
French death/thrash act Unsafe released a preview clip for the upcoming new album "Enter Dark Places." The album is the band's fourth full length release and first since 2013's "Evilution." The album drops on July 3rd via Mighty Music/Target Group.
Additional details are expected soon. For now, check out the clip here:
Swedish reformed death metal unit, Centinex has released a new video for the track "Moist Purple Skin," which is taken from the band's 2014 comeback album, "Redeeming Filth," available via Agonia Records.
The band will perform a short string of selected tour dates this summer, including the following festivals:
June 12th: ROM - Bucharest - Metalhead Meeting Festival
June 26th: GER - Protzen - Protzen Open Air
July 1st: CZE - Trutnov - Obscene Extreme Festival
September 25th: SWE - Hultsfred - Mörkaste Småland Festival More...
Hailing from Nuremberg, Germany thrash metal veterans of Entera are celebrating their 25th anniversary with an upcoming new EP titled "The Pit Is Ours". The EP will be released as 7" vinyl ,hand numbered and limited to 500 pieces.
Check out now the new Lego stop-motion videoclip for the title track "The Pit Is Ours" below.
Carnal Forge have started working on a new album and has posted a short clip of new material from the upcoming record below. Recording details for the album have yet to be revealed.
Ok. Hehe is a long clip. /petriPosted by Carnal Forge on Saturday, May 2, 2015
States guitarist Petri Kuusisto: More...