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Last updated on January 20, 2017 at 11:47 AM ET
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15 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Samskaras - a project founded by Montreal musician Eric Burnet (Derelict, Unburnt) and joined by drummer Alexandre Dupras - today officially releases the "Asunder" mini-album.
This four-song EP was produced at The Grid with Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy) and can be picked up on a pay-what-you-want format via Bandcmap here as well as streamed below.
1. Fuelscape 03:38
2. Solar 03:30
3. Separate 04:06
4. Conqueror 04:14 More...
Rhapsody Of Fire returns with a new line-up and a very special release: after announcing the addition of new vocalist Giacomo Voli and drummer Manu Lotter, the Italian symphonic power metal group is now working on a 75 minute long album revisiting a selection of songs written and produced during the 5 first years of the Rhapsody Era (1997-2002).
14 epic tracks have been completely re-recorded and will be mixed by Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan). Alex Staropoli comments:
“To re-record old historic tracks is not that common among bands because there is probably a lack of self-confidence or because, for some musicians and fans, what is part of the past should not be touched. We do not agree. More...
Cleveland power thrash act Wretch is streaming the new song "The Final Stand." The song will appear on the upcoming new album "The Hunt," which will be issued on February 24th via Pure Steel Records. The album is the follow up to the 2014 comeback release "Warriors."
The track list and artwork can be found below:
2. The Hunt
3. Throne Of Poseidon
4. Twilight´s End
5. The Final Stand
6. Fortune’s Fool
7. The King In Red
8. Straight To Hell
9. Pierce The Veil
10. Once In A Lifetime
11. She Waits
Check out "The Final Stand" here: More...
Vescera - the new band featuring Obsession lead vocalist Michael Vescera (ex-Loudness/ex-Yingwie Malmsteen) and ex-members of Nitehawks - signed on with Pure Steel Records. The debut album "Beyond the Flight" is targeted for release in April.
More information on the band and new release is expected very soon. You can expect superb melodic heavy metal of the highest quality class.
Michael Vescera (Obsession/ex-Yngwie Malmsteen/ex-Loudness/Animetal USA/ex-Roland Grapow/ex-Dr Sin) – vocals
Mike Petrone (ex-Nitehawks) – guitars
Frank Leone (ex-Nitehawks) – bass
Fabio Alessandrini (Annihilator) – drums More...
Swedish gothic metal act The Murder Of My Sweet is streaming the fourth new song from the upcoming release "Echoes of the Aftermath." Check out "Loud as a Whisper" below. The album is expected to hit the streets and digital markets on January 27th via Frontiers Records.
The track list for the album is:
1. Sleeping Giant
2. Personal Hell (see music video here)
3. Racing Heart (song streaming here)
4. Cry Wolf
5. Echoes of the Aftermath
7. Loud as a Whisper
8. Shining After Dark (song streaming here)
9. Ode to Everyone
10. Go On
11. In Risk of Rain
12. Inside, Outside
Check out "Loud as a Whisper" here: More...
One week out from the release of the crushing new album "Cast the First Stone" via Prosthetic Records (January 27th), Italian death metal band Hour Of Penance unleashes the album's title track. Check it out in the player below.
The track listing for "Cast the First Stone" is:
1. XXI Century Imperial Crusade (song streaming here)
2. Cast the First Stone
3. Burning Bright
4. Iron Fist
5. The Chains of Misdeed (song streaming here)
6. Horn of Flies
7. Shroud of Ashes
8. Wall of Cohorts
9. Damnatio Memoriae
Check out "Cast the First Stone" here: More...
Long running Dutch death metal act Sinister released a lyric video for the new song "Blood Soaked Domain." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Syncretism," which is due to drop on February 24th via Massacre Records.
The 13th full length studio effort is the first to feature new members: guitarist Ricardo Falcon and bassist Ghislain van der Ste, both who joined the band in 2016.
The track list for "Syncretism" is:
2. Convulsion of Christ
3. Blood Soaked Domain
4. Dominance by Acquisition
6. Black Slithering Mass
7. Rite of the Blood Eagle
8. The Canonical Rights
9. Confession Before Slaughter More...
Finnish hardcore act Quake The Earth issued a lyric video for the song "Declaration of War." The song is the title track of the band's latest release.
Check out the clip here:
German melodic metal act The Unity - formed by Gamma Ray members Michael Ehre (drums) and Henjo Richter (guitars) - issued a lyric video for the first single "Rise And Fall." The song will be featured on the band's debut self titled album coming May 5th via SPV/Steamhammer Records.
The band also features vocalist Gianba Manenti (Love.Might.Kill), guitarist Stef E, bassist Jogi Sweers (Love.Might.Kill) and keyboardist Sascha Onnen (Love.Might.Kill).
“During many gigs and countless hours in the rehearsal room, Michael and I discovered that we are on the same wavelength, on a personal as well as on a musical level. So we came up with the idea of focusing that part of our creativity that goes beyond Gamma Ray in another band,” Richter explains.
Michael Ehré adds: “Our artistic ideas are on the one hand so similar that we arrive at a common denominator most of the time and on the other hand they’re different enough to ensure a diverse album that doesn’t sound boring for a second. Particularly as this band consists of six first-rate songwriters.”
Every note of the debut album oozes the great creative potential of all band members: powerful numbers such as the fast and tough "Rise And Fall" and the grooving "No More Lies" with its dynamic guitar riff and melodious chorus are just as symptomatic for the group’s unbridled energy as the slow, doom-laden "God Of Temptation," which features a latent Black Sabbath flair thanks to its distinctive guitar hook.
More information on the album is expected soon. Check our "Rise And Fall" here: More...
West Coast atmospheric black metal bands Stellar Descent and Aylwin premiere their pre-release full-album stream of the bands' new split release "Second Sequence", which will be out in stores later today as a tape release from Red River Family and a CD edition through Arcane Angels.
Check out now "Second Sequence" in its entirety below.
Witchmaster and Voidhanger premiere their pre-release full-album stream of the bands' new split release "Razing the Shrines of Optimism", which will be out in stores later today via Third Eye Temple.
Check out now "Razing the Shrines of Optimism" in its entirety below.
Iron Reagan (Municipal Waste, etc.) debuts a a previously unreleased song titled "Take The Fall", featured on a flexi disc included with the new subscriber exclusive cover of New Noise Magazine. Iron Reagan's new album "Crossover Ministry" will be out in stores on February 3rd, 2017 on CD/LP/Cassette/Digital via Relapse Records.
Check out now "Take The Fall" below.
Southern California’s veteran hardcore outfit Terror premieres a new video for "Deep Rooted", taken from the band's 2015 album "The 25th Hour". Fans and friends submitted pictures of their tattoos for inclusion into the video.
Check out now "Deep Rooted" below.
States the band: More...
Death Therapy - the new band project led by ex-Becoming The Archetype vocalist/bassist Jason Wisdom - debuts a new song entitled "The Lie", taken from the upcoming debut effort, "The Storm Before The Calm", which will be released February 24th on Solid State Records.
Check out now "The Lie" below.
Inter Arma premieres a new live video for "The Summer Drones", taken from the album "Paradise Gallows". The clip was captured during the band's set at the Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY last year.
Check out now "The Summer Drones" below.
In other news Inter Arma announced the dates for the band’s upcoming European/UK tour: More...