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Last updated on April 25, 2017 at 4:58 PM ET
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22 news articles posted today (and counting...)
In This Moment is currently criss-crossing North American on a mostly sold-out tour with Motionless In White and Avatar.
The band has now revealed summer touring plans, confirming further live activity alongside Motionless in White, but this time with Vimic and Little Miss Nasty. Starset will appear on a handful of dates. Additionally, In This Moment will support Avenged Sevenfold on June 19th and Papa Roach on June 23rd
All confirmed dates are below, with additional dates to be announced shortly. Further exciting In This Moment news will be revealed in due time. More...
"Dendritic," the new avant/ambient collaborative album by New York groups Gridfailure and Megalophobe, will see release on Arbor Day (this Friday, April 28th). The artists are currently planting trees across the Lower Hudson Valley region in conjunction with the record, and today an advance stream has come online.
Fusing guitars, accordion, trumpet, keyboards, analog synth, mbira, theremin, harmonica, didgeridoo, trumpet, vocals, effects, and a variety of vocal styles, Gridfailure & Megalaphobe's "Dendritic" ebbs with hints of mellow prog and jazz, demoralizing noise/drone buildups, nature recordings captured in several countries, and more into ambient soundscapes, abstract dreamscapes, and a uniquely experimental overall sound.
Guest contributions include trumpet by Mac Gollehon (David Bowie, Miles Davis, Blondie, Onyx, Duran Duran), vocals by Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Ionophore, Cardinal Wyrm) and Friederike Schüür, guitar by Liz Ciavarella-Brenner, Rob Levitt, and Christian Molenaar (Those Darn Gnomes), and field recordings from Jon Paris (Rack). More...
Remember the Vegan Black Metal Chef and his hilariously titled "Seitanic Spellbook?" Turns out the dude is still cooking up some metallic and delicious non-meat dishes. He'll be appearing at a vegetarian festival in L.A. this coming Sunday and just issued this update via Facebook:
"People of Los Angeles! I invade your veg fest at the end of this month on April 30th. Come learn how to burn food and babble incessantly about things. I shall be there all day at my booth and at select times for a cooking demo and panel discussion which are on this website. Be there.... it's free." More...
Rising instrumental progressive death metal trio Dark Matter Secret today launches "Organic Nucleation," the first single to be released from debut album "Perfect World Creation," which is set to drop June 2nd via The Artisan Era.
At it's core, "Organic Nucleation" is centered around the virtuosic playing of guitarist/composer Denis Shvarts, and supported by the talents of fretless bassist Pavel Semin (new member of Irreversible Mechanism, ex-Arhideus) and drummer Andrey Ischenko (Arkona) who supply a strong rhythm section that acts as a strong foundation and anchor for the shred-heavy guitar-work zipping by at warp speed. More...
June 2nd, 2017 will mark the release of Tengger Cavalry's upcoming full-length album, "Die On My Ride." Now the band is thrilled to announce that just a day after album drops, a 25+ date North American headline tour will kick off featuring support from Venezuelan world music/progressive fusion guitarist Felix Martin and pagan folk metal group Helsott.
The tour will begin in Montreal, QC on June 3rd and visits several other major Canadian and U.S. cities before coming to an end on July 8th in Manchester, NH (Helsott will appear June 18th - June 27th). See below for a full listing of dates.
Tengger Cavalry frontman Nature G states: "After so many months off the road, hours and hours of recording in the studio and many intense rehearsals, we are so excited to finally hit the road and raid with Felix Martin and Helsott! Helsott is amazing - they play European-influenced pagan folk metal, and Felix Martin is an absolutely skillful progressive-influenced metal/rock act. We're stoked to play many songs from our brand new album and also to have these awesome fellow world/folk music artists out with us!" More...
Los Angeles-based exploratory instrumental outfit Barrows just released the first full single from upcoming third album, "Obsidion," set for release in May. The song "Entrada" can be heard below.
"Obsidion" was written and performed by Jim Leonard and Richy Epolito, recorded and mixed by Sean Foye, Jim Leonard, and Richy Epolito. The album was mastered by Eroc from the legendary Krautrock band Grobschnitt and features stark/abstract artwork and photography by Alexandre Souêtre.
Barrows comments: "The album depicts the experience of a man who is abducted from earth and brought to Obsidion, a place where dimension is indefinable and the boundaries of human consciousness cease to exist. Entrada is the journey from earth to Obsidion." More...
Earlier this month, doom outfit The Obsessed unveiled the "Sacred" full-length album alongside a trippy new Jimmy Hubbard-produced visual accompaniment to the record's title track. Today, the band is pleased to unleash a five-and-a-half-minute making of clip giving viewers a look at the video's creation from concepts to costumes.
Elaborates guitarist/vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich: "This Majikal story of love, lust, and inter-dimensional travel was realized in both dream and reality by the collaboration and wizardry of Jimmy Hubbard, The Obsessed, and Mr. Danger. The imagery of the story was executed by the savage energy of Sam and the stunning, exotic beauty and talent of Rachel Watson. It's all about passion, power, and dreams that do not die." More...
Pittsburgh PA’s alternative metal rising stars Twelve Noon just premiered a new music video for the song "No Way Out." This is the first single off debut LP, "Saints and Sinners," which consists of ten songs and is set for a June 9th release through Eclipse Records.
“'No Way Out' is about our struggle as a growing band,” says vocalist Michael Loew. “Music is a part of everything we do. It's about us smashing down the barriers to success, and no matter how many times we fall down, we get right back up because in the end we will never give up trying. For us, there's simply No Way Out!”
Wacken Metal Battle USA is proud to present the first-ever final to send one American band to play at this year's Wacken Open Air in Germany as part of the festival's international Metal Battle competition.
After battles hosted in Boston and Philadelphia, the final four Corpse Hoarder (Philadelphia), Goblet (Boston), Power Theory (Philadelphia) and Upheaval (Boston) will compete for one to be crowned champion and play the stage at Wacken.
The national final will be held in Philadelphia on May 20th at the Whiskey Tango where all four bands will be judged by a music industry panel. More...
As Battleground Records prepares to release the "Hives In Decline" debut LP by Salt Lake City-based trio The Ditch And The Delta, today new track "Fuck On Asphalt" comes online, which features guest contributions from Gentry Densley of Eagle Twin and Iceburn.
Engineered by Andy Patterson of Subrosa, "Hives In Decline" shows The Ditch And The Delta exploring further aspects of sound design within the group's unique take on doom/sludge metal. Employing different tunings, and modal centers, every song the band writes manages to avoid many of the usual doom trappings of excessive feedback, static harmony, and pentatonic riffs.
"Hives In Decline" also features a swarm of solos by Gentry Densley (Eagle Twin, Iceburn) on the song "Fuck On Asphalt." The lyrical content deals with everyday life and the constant suppression and alienation that comes with it. Three men from Mormon-dominated Utah are bound to have a lot of resentment and disdain for the mono culture they exist in daily. More...
In conjunction with Cirith Ungol's first-ever live show on European soil at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany, Metal Blade Records will release the Ultimate Edition of "King Of The Dead" this coming April 28th.
For a preview of this release, fans can now stream a live version of the title track below. This version was recorded live during the band's comeback show at the Frost & Fire festival last October in Ventura, CA.
"The King Of The Dead" Ultimate Edition digipak CD features a full re-mastering by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony, five bonus tracks, expanded packaging and a bonus DVD. The full track listing can be found after the jump.
Horror metal group Carach Angren is now streaming the second new track off upcoming album "Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten," due out June 16th via Season Of Mist. Check out the sinister "Charlie" below.
Regarding the new song, Carach Angren comments: "It will draw you right into the first chapter of an unsettling journey, setting an ominous dark paranormal tone. 'Charlie' has everything and more of what you may expect from us: a darkness brought forth by unsettling haunting melodies, piercing riffs, and bloodcurdling storytelling."
3. Blood Queen
4. Charles Francis Coghlan
5. Song for the Dead (click to stream)
6. In De Naam Van De Duivel
7. Pitch Black Box
8. The Possession Process
9. Three Times Thunder Strikes More...
While Swedish death metal crew The Lurking Fear - featuring Tomas Lindberg on vocals - continues working on a debut album expected to be released in the late summer via Century Media Records, the group is now launching a first video teaser.
Containing advance music samples for an upcoming 7" EP, check out the video teaser below. The band also checked in with the following statement:
"Finally unleashed upon an unsuspecting mankind. The Lurking Fear rears its ugly head. The first three songs of death metal filth are soon to be released on the self-titled EP, out on Moondawn Records. The EP was recorded and mixed at Welfare sounds studios in Gothenburg early 2017, produced by Per Stålberg.
"The EP features the songs 'Tongued In Foul Flames,' 'The Infernal Dread,' and 'Winged Death.' Cover artwork by Branca Studios and special handlettering by Fenriz (Darkthrone). Pre-order starts May 8th here." More...
Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity is pleased to announce a return to North American soil; this time taking form of a month long headlining tour.
The band continues to support latest studio album, "Atoma," and has been touring worldwide on the strength of the 2016 release. Joining Dark Tranquillity on these upcoming shows in the U.S. & Canada are veteran thrashers Warbringer and heavy metal rebels Striker.
Woah, its been three whole years since we posted anything from Headbanger's Kitchen! Looks like the show has been trekking onward, although it sadly appears that the band interviews segment has been culled from the format.
Check out a smattering of recent episodes below. Run by Demonstealer of Indian metal band Demonic Resurrection, you'll see some interesting cultural differences in the cooking norms, like how "beef" is actually "water buffalo." More...
Ready for the vagina of the whole goddamn world to be opened up to you? Electronic rock group Justin Symbol & The God Bombs is set to release a second full-length album this coming fall titled "Godhead."
Today we're officially premiering a whacked out, psychedelic, bizarre-as-fuck music video for the title track - check it out below!
The "Godhead" music video was filmed in Joshua Tree, CA in June 2016 during an extreme heat wave that killed at least one person.
It stars Justin Symbol, Will Evil, Jabbath Kadabra, and John Doll (aka The God Bombs) plus Ryan Frankenstein (of the band Our Frankenstein) and Angel Nightmare (of the band Midnight Nighmare).
The video was filmed in homage to 70s psychedelic/occult film makers such as Alejandro Jodorowsky and Kenneth Anger and tells the story of Justin Symbol's quest for a mystical cactus shaped microphone atop a mountain in Joshua Tree. He is challenged along the way by various evil forces attempting to thwart his conquest. More...
Reinvigorated German black metal band Nargaroth released a special lyric video for the new track "Whither Goest Thou?," which you check out below. The song appears on the upcoming seventh studio album "Era of Threnody," which is set for international release on May 16th via Inter Arma Productions.
German longest-running and most prolific black metal band, Nargaroth built a canon of work that's as infamous as it is cult in the underground. Led as always by the peerless vision of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Ash, the Nargaroth aesthetic has spanned the many extremes of black metal as an artform, but always done with bravado and self-belief, purity of intent and purity of purpose. Now, with the band's first full-length in a long eight years, "Era of Threnody" has arrived to mark a glorious new epoch for Nargaroth.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Dawn of Epiphany
2. Whither Goest Thou?
3. Conjunction Underneath The Alpha Weel
4. ...As Orphans Drifting In A Desert Night
5. The Agony Of A Dying Phoenix
6. Epicedium To A Broken Dream
7. Love Is A Dog From Hell
8. Era Of Threnody
10. My Eternal Grief, Anguish Neverending More...
Chilean black/death metal act Death Yell released the new song "Soulless," which you can check out in the player below. The song appears on the long-awaited debut album, "Descent Into Hell," which will see release later this summer through Hells Headbangers.
Death Yell had a very short but intense life in the late '80s until they abruptly split up in 1991. For good or bad reasons, their unique demo "Vengeance From Darkness" became a referent and even influential for many brutal death/black metal bands and 'bangers, raising the band - even after all these years - to the level of an emblematic and even cult name from that time.
Death Yell reunited 20 years after they broke up to come back with the recording of "Back From the Depths" - released in 2013 through Hells Headbangers as a split 7” with Atomic Aggressor.
Says founding guitarist Andrés "Pollo" Lozano about this highly anticipated debut album: "'Descent Into Hell' is actually our first full-length after 30 years! We are very pleased to become part of the Hells Headbangers legion, as we wanted to work with a specialized, serious, and well-known underground metal label in order to materialize this project."
He adds, "It took us quite some time to decide about recording this album. We had to make the decision about either burying the band definitively or take the risk of resurrecting Death Yell… Eventually, we just did it and made all in our hands to keep our original brutality intact. We are quite sure that Death Yell fans will not be disappointed."
Marcelo Vasco designed the album cover (shown below), who's also designed the latest album covers of Slayer and Kreator. The release date and preorder will be announced shortly.
The track listing is as follows:
2. Descent into Hell
3. Cries of the Nazarene
5. Betrayed Chastity
6. Purging Demons (acoustic intro)
7. Thy Will be Done
8. Will Never Enjoy
9. Healing by Blood
10. Macabre Fuckfeast More...
The Norwegian doom rockers in Devil premiere the full-album stream of their new album "To The Gallows", out in stores now via Soulseller Records.
Check out now "To The Gallows" in its entirety below.
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Siberia, Russia based stoner doom veterans Evoke Thy Lords premiere the full-album stream of their new album "Lifestories", out in stores now via Solitude Productions.
Check out now "Lifestories" in its entirety below.
Rochester, New York-based technical grindcore act Blurring premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming five-song EP "Cloud Burner", which will be released on April 28th via Bandcamp. Blurring features legendary bassist Dan Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault, Anthrax, etc.) and Erik Burke (Sulaco, ex-Kalibas) on drums.
Check out now "Cloud Burner" in its entirety below.
Seattle’s avant-garde black metal outfit Vermin Lord premieres the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Mourning", which is out now and available for download at Bandcamp.
Check out now "Mourning" in its entirety below.