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Last updated on March 10, 2014 at 1:58 PM ET
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19 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Swedish heavy metal act Portrait today announces the release of new album "Crossroads" for April 25th in Europe and April 29th in North America.
Pre-order information is available via Metal Blade here and the new single "In Time" can be heard below. Portrait also comments:
"'Crossroads' is a sevenfold blessing and curse upon a dying music scene, an album imbued with something untouchable and yet undeniable. This first single 'In Time' was the first song written for 'Crossroads' and is one of the more straight-forward ones of the album. Bang or be banged!"
Guitarist Christian Lindell adds: "This is our most important album up to date in so many ways, and we couldn't be more satisfied with the final outcome. To me personally, Portrait has finally become what I have always wanted the band to be, and we are hungrier than ever. The new album will speak for itself, and the year 2014 will be a year of Truth and of Conquest. Beware!"
The album's track listing is as follows: More...
Red Bank, New Jersey's Riotgod (featuring Monster Magnet drummer Bob Pantella and Guitarist Garrett Sweeny) is set to release third album "Driven Rise" on March 18th in North America via Metalville Records.
Metal Insider is hosting an exclusive premiere of the first true music video from Riotgod. The video is for the title track off the new album. Check out the exclusive premiere and an interview with drummer Bob Pantella at Metal Insider here, or watch the clip below. More...
Gothenburg's Miasmal has finished recording an upcoming second full-length album, "Cursed Redeemer."
Due out April 28th in Europe and May 13th in North America, "Cursed Redeemer" was recorded by Fredrik Nordström in Studio Fredman and contains eight tracks of ruthless, straight-forward death metal. The cover artwork was created by Mattias Frisk.
Miasmal will present "Cursed Redeemer" at a special showcase in Gothenburg with label-mates Morbus Chron and Vampire on April 5th at Truckstop Alaska. To honor the special event, Century Media will release a limited 7" split EP that offers one exclusive new track from both Miasmal and Vampire.
The mysterious and grim Spanish black metal band Wrong has inked an agreement with Xtreem Music for the imminent release of a second album titled "Pessimistic Outcomes" and will include five tracks with a total length of 47 minutes.
This duet, formed by Phlegeton (Wormed, Human Mincer, Banished From Inferno, Godüs) and DP Rey (The Ytriple Corporation, Neverdie), started as a project in November 2012 and then in February 2013 released debut album "Memories of Sorrow" through Aphelion Productions.
"Pessimistic Outcomes" was entirely produced by the band at Delta314 Sound Studio. Xtreem Music also comments:
"Wrong displays a very particular vision of Black Metal, performed with conviction and skills, near the swedish Shining, full of desperate and mysterious passages, disturbing pianos, similar to Lifelover or Lunar Aurora, sharp guitars that reveal hypnotic melodies and dark dissonances in the style of Blut Aus Nord, combined with raw mid-paced passages that reminds to Khold but somewhat more dynamic, incorporating powerful galloping rhythms similar to Craft, and of course without giving up traditional quick bursts like Taake or early Satyricon. More...
The Houston purveyors of old school death metal madness in War Master have revealed the cover art for their forthcoming split 7" record with Coruña grinders Nashgul.
Recorded last May, War Master contributes the track "Sacrificial Death." Keeping with the tradition of the band's barbaric themes, former War Master vocalist Daniel Shaw drew this black-and-white illustration available below. The shadowy art depicts Death looming behind the throne of a dead and eviscerated king surrounded by skulls. Doomentia Records will release the recording, with an official date forthcoming.
War Master joins friends Blood Royale, Widower, Whore of Bethlehem and others for an unofficial SXSW show on March 11th:
American Icon presents Case Of The Black Witch
711 1/2 Red River, Austin, Texas 78701
Doors @ 6:30 More...
Ready to start a U.S. Spring tour promoting the reissue of the “Instinct” album on Argonauta Records, Florida sludge act Hollow Leg just released a new song titled “God Eater."
The song works as a prelude to album number three and all within the band are excited to summon more new material. “God Eater” can be streamed in the player below.
Mars Red Sky's new album "Stranded in Arcadia" is set for release on April 28th in Europe and June 10th in North America. Today you can see the video for "Arcadia" below, and the full album's track listing is as follows:
1. The Light Beyond
2. Hovering Satellites
3. Holy Mondays
4. Join the Race
7. Seen a ghost
8. Beyond The Light More...
Ageless Oblivion is currently streaming the full new "Penthos" album ahead of its official release on March 17th (Europe) and March 18th (North America).
Cult Leader has checked in with the following announcement about the "Nothing For Us Here" U.S. tour with Yautja:
"We're very excited to announce our upcoming U.S. tour with Yautja. The details are below. We are going to have vinyl for every single show, and CD/digital for most of them. Yautja has a truly great album that came out last month that they will also be selling. Deathwish Inc. and Forcefield Records do good work.
"Us and Yautja are taking turns touring out to each other's hometowns and back, so be sure to check their dates as well. More details and the remaining announcements should come soon and you'll have them when we do. Spread the word. We hope to see you out there."
4/10 Boise @ The Crux
4/11 Tacoma @ New Frontier Lounge (Bleak Outlook)
4/12 Portland @ Laughing Horse
4/13 Chico @ 100th Monkey Cafe
4/15 Pomona @ Aladdin Jr
4/16 Tempe @ 51 West
4/17 El Paso @ The Naylair
4/18 Austin @ Red 7 Indoors w/ Illustrations
4/19 TBA* w/ Illustrations
4/20 Dallas @ Three Links w/ Illustrations
4/21 Oklahoma City @ The Conservatory
4/22 Albuquerque @ Gasworks (WITHOUT YAUTJA)
4/23 Las Vegas @ TBA (WITHOUT YAUTJA) More...
"Neo-Gothic Propaganda" is the latest full-length album from Italian Gothic metal act Macbeth, and the release is out now in Europe via Dragonheart Records. A teaser trailer for the album has been made available and can be seen below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Scent of winter
2. Slow motion tragedies
3. Void of light
4. Last night in Shanghai
5. I don't care of being just like you
6. Empire's fall
9. Little spark
10. The archetype More...
No Consequence has a new video clip out now for "Enemy of Logic," which can be seen below and comes off the "IO" album. Vocalist Kaan Tasan also comments on the track:
"Enemy Of Logic is about the opportunity to choose for yourself what you want to believe in and not live your life according to someone else's rules. Sadly there are a lot of people in the world who are forced into a certain belief system or way of life that they have no say in. It worries me that in a lot of cases these systems, that should be there to unite people, have been distorted, causing violent conflict, tearing our world apart." More...
Italian thrashers Ultra-Violence released a new music video for the track "L.F.D.Y." The track appears on the debut full length album "Privilege to Overcome," which was issued back in April of 2013 via Punishment 18 Records.
The video was created by Fabio Mori. Check it out here:
South By Southwest (SXSW) has successfully kicked off another year of conferences, showcases and events. By now, thousands of badge and wrist band wearers have consumed hundreds of film premieres and attended conferences on the latest innovations in the fields of interactive technology and education. Now it's time to pump up the volume and flip a middle finger at mainstream music as we descend into the festival's music segment. This year reveals a full week of metallic offerings. Check below for a listing of metal themed official showcases (times and card may be subject to change). More...
German power metal act Sinbreed posted the fourth and final in studio video series showcasing the recording sessions for the upcoming new album "Shadows." The release is set to drop via AFM Records on March 28th (EU) and April 14th (USA). In this installment, Herbie Langhans (Beyond the Bridge) records vocal tracks.
The track list for "Shadows" is:
1. Bleed (see music video here)
3. Call to Arms
5. Leaving the Road
6. Far Too Long
7. Black Death
8. Standing Tall
9. London Moon
10. Broken Wings
Check out the clip here: More...
Dutch symphonic metal act released a preview of the new album "The Human Contradiction," which features clips from the entire album. The album is set for release via Napalm Records on April 8th in North America. The track list is:
1. Here Come the Vultures
2. Your Body is a Battleground (see lyric video)
4. My Masquerade
5. Tell Me, Mechanist
6. Sing to Me
7. Army of Dolls
9. The Tragedy of the Commons
Check out the preview here: More...
Spanish groove metal act Vita Imana is streaming the new track "Oxigeno" from the new album "Oceanidae," which releases today via Sobry Music. "Oceanidae" was produced by David Sobrino and Vita Imana and mastered in Sterling Sound in New York City.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Depredador de Luz
3. Ablepsia (see music video)
4. Mar de Cristales
5. Manos de Sangre
6. Seis Almas
Check out "Oxigeno" here: More...
French symphonic metal act Qantice, now fronted by Damnation Angels vocalist PelleK, released an in studio video on the making of the upcoming sophomore LP "The Pantonauts." The album was produced & mixed by Kevin Codfert (Adagio/Myrath) and mastered by Jens Bogren (Symphony X/Dragonsfore) and will be released on March 12th (Japan), April 7th (EU), and an unspecified date in May for the USA.
The track list for "The Phantonauts" is:
2. Epic Fail (streaming here)
5. Slayers' Jig
6. The Last Circus
7. Giant of Embers
8. Swansong by Syphelia
9. The Gest of Nekroxyter
11. Mild Illusion
Check out the clip here: More...
German power metal band Brainstorm released a music video for the title track of the new album "Firesoul." The release will drop on April 4th on CD, limited digipak, limited special edition and limited vinyl LP via AFM Records.
The track listing is:
1. Erased By The Dark
3. Descendants Of The Fire
4. Entering Solitude
5. Recall The Real
7. Feed Me Lies
8. What Grows Inside
9. The Chosen
10. … And I Wonder
Check out "Firesoul" here: More...
Danish hard rock/metal act Pretty Maids released a music video for the new track "My Soul to Take." The song appears on the new release "Louder Than Hell," an album of newly re-recorded classics with four new tracks. The album drops via Frontiers Records on March 21st (EU) and March 25th (North America).
The track list is:
1. Deranged (New Song) (see music video)
2. Playing God
4. My Soul to Take (New Song)
5. He Who Never Lived
6. Virtual Brutality
7. Tortured Spirit
8. With These Eyes
9. Nuclear Boomerang (New Song)
10. Snakes in Eden
11. Wake Up to the Real World
12. A Heart Without a Home (New Song)
Check out "My Soul to Take" here: More...