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Last updated on April 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM ET
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19 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Nekrogoblikon today shares “Atlantis,” a song from the goblin metal outfit’s forthcoming album, "Heavy Meta" due out June 2nd Mystery Box Records).
Pre-orders are available now with physical bundles available at this location. "This is definitely our most pre-orderable album to date,” said guitar player Goldberg.
"Heavy Meta" was produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Children of Bodom), Nicky Calonne, and Nekrogoblikon, with Matt Good mixing. The track listing is as follows:
1. The End of Infinity
2. We've Had Enough
3. Bring Us More
4. Snax & Violence
6. We Need a Gimmick
7. Full Body Xplosion (streaming here)
8. Let's Get Fucked (with Andrew W.K.)
9. Mood Swing
10. Nekrogoblikon More...
Italian black metal band Bhagavat's debut album "Annuciazione" is coming out May 8th, 2015 via Rockshots Music. You can stream the title track online below today, and the full track listing is as follows:
1. Cloaca Doctrinarum
2. To Burn A Lair Of Snakes
3. Il Manifesto Del Maligno
5. Black Tongue Of Ground
6. Nei Mondi Infimi
7. Su Navi D'Argento
8. MoKsa More...
Recorded at lss Studio with Dan Miller, Ghold's new album "Of Ruin" was mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Old) and can now be streamed in full below, courtesy of Metal Hammer.
With stints of regional European touring already underway in support of "Of Ruin," Ghold will come to North American audiences for the first time this Summer. Details on this crushing impending venture remain cryptic, but stand by for additional reports in the coming days.
In the meantime, Ghold prepares to raid this year's massive Temples Festival in Bristol, UK on Sunday, May 31st. More...
London-based progressive metal band Haken is currently in North America doing a run of shows with label mates Spocks Beard and Next To None.
The band will join Between The Buried & Me on a European tour later this year as main support, and has also started work on a forthcoming new album. Haken comments:
"Excitement levels are off the scale in the Haken camp at the moment! Being offered a tour support slot with one of our favourite bands is an absolute dream come true. Their music has had a massive impact on us as a band and individual musicians over the years.
"Our new album is shaping up to be a real beast! We've written a bunch of sketches and are currently selecting which ones to develop further. We can't wait to share it with everyone." More...
Glasgow's Frontline has issued the following announcement about deciding to call it a day:
"So, as a band we've been talking about this for a while, and recently things haven't exactly being going our way, and we've felt like the flame is slowly burning out. So, it comes with great sadness for me to announce that Frontline will be ending soon.
"We formed this band 4 years ago, we've achieved a lot to be proud of in our time and we have a lot of people to thank for helping us along the way. But, unfortunately, things have been slowing down for us and we feel now is a good time for things to end.
"We're currently sitting on 3 new songs that we're still going to release, probably in the next couple of weeks online, and with a physical release to follow. We're not doing this for us, to make money before the ship goes down, but rather we're doing it for anyone who's supported us to pick up one last release off of us. More...
Nekromanteion will release a 7" titled "Cosmic Horrors" via Iron Bonehead Productions on June 19th, 2015. The label comments:
"Ever aptly titled, 'Cosmic Horrors' is a two-headed beast of sepulchral sickness and hallucinatory horror.
"Hailing from Bolivia, Nekromanteion sonically offer obeisance to ancient South American darkness - maniacal thrashing, utter possession, OTT oblivion - yet just as equally nod here to earliest, ugliest Greek black metal at its most primitive and primordial.
"With both songs being suitably named, 'Oath of Black Fire' and 'Demonic Libations,' and completed by even-more-suitably rendered covered artwork, 'Cosmic Horrors' is a 10-minute plunge into Nekromanteion's grimy, gangrenous depths." More...
2014 saw The King Is Blind establish itself as a band to watch out for with the release of first EP "The Deficiencies of Man" via Mordgrimm and a series of live shows including notable performances at Bloodstock and HammerFest VII.
And so to 2015, this year that will see The King Is Blind ascend to the throne of U.K. metal while working once more with producer Tom Donovan. TKIB is currently ensconced in Tom Donovan Studios in rural Essex recording a debut full-length, which the group described as “an involved and dark concept album.”
Vocalist Steve Tovery comments: “The Deficiencies of Man was us in the embryonic stages of our development, both musically and conceptually. What is being realized on our debut album is a post-chrysalis explosion and a fulfilment of ideas.
“It’s a complex and complete album, one that has seen us challenge ourselves to produce something outside of, and above, the norm for the heavy end of metal. It is a varied, multifaceted and aggressive concept album that, we hope, will take its place as part of the legacy of great UK metal albums.”
Just For Fun
Ultra conservative rag TheBlaze - Glenn Beck’s opinion and entertainment network - announced today the expansion of TheBlaze Radio Network with the addition of rock ‘n’ roll party guru Andrew W.K.’s new weekend radio show, America W.K.
America W.K. is a weekly two hour program and debuts on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015. Andrew will host a raw and penetrating discussion of what it is to be alive – meaning, motivation, mindset, and making dreams come true, all included in a celebration of life itself – and all with a positive and honest outlook. Andrew will also field questions and input from the audience, adding an engaging interactive component.
Andrew W.K. said: “When Glenn asked me to do my own radio show on TheBlaze, I was shocked but excited, as I knew he would allow me the unrestrained freedom to say exactly what I wanted. I’m very dedicated to exploring and learning from different people in different places, and always with an open heart. If people never went outside their own box, life would be boring. After all, why would I only want to talk with people who already think exactly like me?”
Glenn Beck adds: “My relationship with Andrew W.K. is a perfect example of how two people can come together on what unites us, and become strange bedfellows. He is open minded, honest, loves his fellow man even though he may disagree with him, and is a natural entertainer. Our mutual audiences have already begun to find commonalities. I think he is the perfect fit for TheBlaze Radio Network.” More...
In anticipation of their upcoming new record, "Noita" (reviewed here), the Finnish folk metal superstars from Korpiklaani have made a second track-by-track video available.
This new clip breaks down the songs from "Noita" - watch Jonne, Sami and Tuomas explain the meaning of the tracks "Sahti," "Luontoni," and "Minä Näin Vedessä Neidon" below.
Six-headed Australian death machine Aversions Crown has released a candid on-the-road video from the group's last jaunt in Europe back in January of this year. The video is for the track "Earth Sterilizer" and can be viewed below.
Guitarist Mick Jeffery also commented on forthcoming tour dates: "We cannot wait to get back to Europe with our mates in Thy Art Is Murder for the Australian Takeover tour! We're hitting some new spots as well as some old favs so come out and bang your heads with us!" More...
Thirty years have passed since GWAR awoke from the prison of Antarctic slumber in 1985. Since that time, the band has used broadswords and guitars to shape the music and culture of mankind.
30 years later, the world sucks more than it ever has, and humans have GWAR to thank! Three decades of bloodlust, throttling the life from humanity, and perverting the human imagination have left no doubt that GWAR rules supreme!
What better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than with a spectacular victory lap bringing death and depravity to cities across America? GWAR's "30 Years of Total Domination Tour" is a celebration of unimaginable torment. Expect more blood and bodily fluids than ever before as your Lords and Masters take on the newest threat to their very existence - the Internet! That's right, GWAR is going to kick the Internet's ass; if they can ever stop jerking off to porn long enough to find it.
Pustulus is none too pleased about the situation, having this to say while "taking 5" from his weekly schedule of drawing dicks on bible pages: "I've survived prisons, gulags, religious protests, surfing a crucial wave on D-Day, and even an ISIS spaghetti dinner, so this is nothing. Bring it on! GWAR is coming! Where is Baltimore?"
Support on the tour will come from Butcher Babies and Battlecross. Dates are as follows: More...
Iron Bonehead Productions has set July 31st as the international release date for the second album from Shroud of the Heretic, titled "Unorthodox Equilibrium." This album follows last year's "Revelations in Alchemy" debut LP and will feature the following track listing:
1. Unorthodox Equilibrium
3. Sprawling Black Mass Consummation
4. Omega Apeiron More...
Roadrunner Records group Opeth has announced details for two very special U.S. performances celebrating the group’s landmark 25th anniversary.
The unique shows, dubbed "An Evening with Opeth," are set for October 22nd at New York’s Beacon Theater and October 24th at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater and will see Opeth celebrating its career with two unique sets each night.
The once-progressive Swedes will perform 2005's "Ghost Reveries" album in its entirety (which in turn is celebrating its 10th anniversary), plus a second set of classics from the band's entire 25-year career. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 1st at 10:00AM local time with VIP/Fan Club Presale beginning Wednesday, April 29th at 10:00AM local time.
Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt commented on the performances: “The forces that be put up a very mystical and subtle little advert on the so called internet. Yes, we will celebrate 25 years of being Opeth in 2015 and this is reason enough to gather up the forces and play. For you.”
Opeth’s upcoming return to North America marks the group’s second tour of the states since the release of latest album "Pale Communion." More...
Just For Fun
Finnish hillbillies Steve'n'Seagulls - who previously released bluegrass version's of Iron Maiden's "The Trooper", Dio's "Holy Diver"and AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" - are back with a cover for Metallica's "Seek And Destroy". Their album "Farm Machine" is set to drop on May 12th via Spinefarm Records.
Check out now the bluegrass version of "Seek And Destroy" below.
The Devil Wears Prada premieres a new song online titled "South Of The City," which was released via Roadrunner Records for this year's Record Store Day festivities.
The group wrote and recorded the track from scratch over a four day period. A digital release of the single is set for today via iTunes here.
Check out now "South Of The City" below. More...
One-man blackened athmospheric metal fortress Total Negation premieres the track titled "Fluechtling" taken from the upcoming new third full-length effort "Zeitzeuge" set to drop on June 16th via Temple Of Torturous Records.
Check out now "Fluechtling" below.
Hailing from Delaware upstart old-school death metallers of Scorched premiere the track "Caverns Of Catharsis" taken from the upcoming selftitled demo "Scorched" which is scheduled to be released this summer via Unspeakable Axe Records.
Check out now "Caverns Of Catharsis" below.
French blackened progressive metal masters of Orakle are streaming another new track titled "Aux Éclats" taken from the upcoming album "Éclats" set to drop on May 11th via Apathia Records. Pre-orders (CDs, Tshirts, Exclusive Bundles) are available at this location.
Check out now the new track below.
Following the 2012 EP "In His Trinity Essence" and a promo release from the following year, raw black metal outfit Dogmatic Absolution is gearing up to drop "Poetries Of Oppression" this coming June 9th via Tridoid Records.
Ahead of the release, today we're premiering the album's first single titled "The Poetry of Oppression," which can be heard below. Dogmatic Absolution comments:
"Poetry of Oppression speaks about misanthropy and the sadness of living in a world full of lies, and culminates in the end with a total disregard of humanity. The lyric of this song were written by our guitarist El."
The full track listing is as follows:
1. Ventus Mortis
2. Bringer of Light
3. The Eternal Promise
4. Poetry of Oppression
5. Almighty Solitude
6. Night Arises More...