Latest Metal News
Last updated on October 12, 2015 at 1:54 PM ET
We post metal news every day, throughout the day, covering thousands of metal bands including underground and unsigned bands.
Below is the latest news, but check back often for updates. You can also browse our news archive or find news by band.
26 news articles posted on this day.
Swedish heavy/power metallers Manimal have set November 20 as release date for their sophomore studio album, titled “Trapped In The Shadows,” which follows 2009’s debut “The Darkest Room.”
“Trapped In The Shadows” will feature a guest appearance by legendary vocalist Udo Dirkschneider on the song “The Journey.” The full track listing is as follows:
02. March Of Madness
03. The Dark
04. Trapped In The Shadows
06. Man-Made Devil
07. Silent Messiah
08. The Journey
09. Screaming Out
10. Psychopomp More...
The French heavy metal pioneers from Nightmare had to face vocalist Jo and drummer David Amore leaving the band this summer. But whoever thought that this could mean the end for the long-running group (which was founded in 1979) was very wrong.
Last Saturday, Nightmare held a presentation of the group's new line-up in Grenoble; announcing the addition of new vocalist Magali Luyten (Beautiful Sin, Beyond The Bridge, ex-Ayreon) and drummer Olivier Casula (Sangdragon, ex-Thalidomide, The Seven Gates).
A video message from the band about the new lineup can be seen below, while an upcoming album is planned for the fall of 2016. More...
On November 27, the new Danzig album "Skeletons" with cover versions of ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Elvis Presley and many more.
Pre-orders for CD and various color vinyl editions are now online through AFM Records here. The full track listing is:
1. Devil's Angels
2. Satan (From Satan's Sadists)
3. Let Yourself Go
5. Lord Of The Thighs
6. Action Woman
7. Rough Boy
8. With A Girl Like You
9. Find Somebody
10. Crying In The Rain More...
Jess and the Ancient Ones' upcoming "Second Psychedelic Coming: The Aquarius Tapes" will be released on CD, double LP, and digital formats on December 4, 2015 via Svart Records.
Thomas Corpse, responsible for songwriting duties, comments on the great work: "We have been following our natural need to explore different forms of musical impression, and so again our sound has evolved one step further. I must say that the change is most welcomed, for we are not the likes who like to stay in a strangling doctrine of genre rules of any sort. Music should never be composed in order to please a crowd. The most important thing is that the composing element is pleased with the outcome, for only then it may also bring true joy to the ears of the listener. This album has its errors, and we want them to be there. They are us. They are the sound of our current state."
The first single off the album is the ode to Albert Hoffmann, "In Levitating Secret Dreams," which can be seen below and was directed by Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu.
"The album title can be seen as a bridge between the past and now," continues Thomas Corpse. "Some thoughts, words, and poems from the Aquarian age are bound to ever last and inspire generations to come. Their core always being essentially the same - love and freedom. Often in history, that message has traveled from characters that society has announced to be ill, corrupt, and dangerous to the common good. Of course, the rich in their ivory towers want to silence all of these poets and warriors, but luckily, they never succeed. Here be nine songs with that same old message. Feed your minds." More...
Relapse has announced that "Morbid Florist," the 1993 7" by Massachusetts noise/grind giants Anal Cunt, will be reissued this coming November as a part of Relapse's ongoing 25th anniversary deluxe reissue series.
"Morbid Florist," which has not been pressed on vinyl in more than twenty years, will see a deluxe reissue on single-sided black and Relapse 25th anniversary silver LPs. All records will feature a special etching, and both colors will be available in very limited quantities (250 - Silver; 750 - Black).
Colorado band Ancient Wind has issued the following statement online about deciding to call it quits:
"With great sadness and regret, we must announce that Ancient Wind will no longer continue as a band. This was no easy decision, and a choice that wasn’t taken lightly. The exact nature of the split will remain private, as it is personal and in a lot of ways different for each member. Life happens, goals and feelings change, and we must move with those changes to remain intact and to remain friends. This worked so well for so long because it was a group of like-minded individuals moving toward the same end, and so we must cease, lest we become a mockery of what we once were and what made our band great.
"Where to even start with the thanks? There are so many to give and not enough words to say them all. Thank you To The Head Records for taking a chance on us and orchestrating possibly the biggest release of any band by any genre the western slope has ever seen. We are eternally grateful to be a part of that. Thank you to the venues, big and small, here and in the northwest, for accommodating our whiskey drinking ways and blasphemous mouths on and off the stage. Thank you to the bands we’ve shared the stage with and the brothers and sisters we made lasting bonds with along the way. It was an honor to bang our heads with you and revel in the madness of whiskey, blood and metal. We’ll miss you all. More...
Tonight Solstafir kicks off a European tour alongside Mono and The Ocean. Beginning tonight in Aarhus, DK, the band will perform in 13 countries before concluding in Leeds, UK on November 7. Solstafir is touring in support of latest album "Otta" (reviewed here). Upcoming dates and venues are as follows:
Oct. 12 Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall
Oct. 13 Oslo, NO @ Vulkan Arena
Oct. 14 Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
Oct. 18 St. Petersburg, RU @ Zhal Ozhidaniya
Oct. 19 Moscow, RU @ Volta
Oct. 21 Vilnius, LI @ NEW YORK
Oct. 22 Warsaw, PL @ Proxima
Oct. 23 Berlin, DE @ Heimathafen
Oct. 24 Leeuwarden, NL @ Into the Void Fest
Oct. 26 Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
Oct. 27 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
Oct. 28 Munich, DE @ Backstage
Oct. 29 Bologna, IT @ Locomativ
Oct. 30 Mezzago, IT @ Bloom
Oct. 31 Lyon, FR @ CCO Villeurbanne
Nov. 02 Toulouse, FR @ Metronum
Nov. 03 Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks
Nov. 04 Zurich, CH @ Harterei
Nov. 05 Paris, FR @ Trabendo
Nov. 06 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
Nov. 07 Leeds, UK @ Damnation Fest More...
Revocation will reissue the band's debut album "Empire of the Obscene" on November 13 via Metal Blade Records and today a newly remixed and remastered version of the song "Summon the Spawn" comes online.
Founding member and frontman Dave Davidson comments on the re-release: "Back in 2008 we self released our debut record 'Empire of The Obscene' only pressing 1,000 copies at the time, now thanks to the good folks at Metal Blade and the demand of our fans it will be available worldwide!
"We are very excited to finally give this record a proper release and can't wait for everyone to hear the newly remixed and remastered tunes courtesy of Pete Rutcho. We're also including the elusive 'Summon The Spawn' demo from 2006 as well as newly revamped cover art to make this release extra special." More...
The San Francisco Bay Area thrashers from Exodus are pleased to announce another European tour in support of the "Blood In Blood Out" album (reviewed here). Special guests for the tour will be announced soon, while dates are as follows:
25.02. UK Birmingham - Asylum
26.02. UK Newcastle - Riverside
27.02. UK Aberdeen - The Tunnels
28.02. UK Glasgow - The Cathouse
29.02. UK Belfast - Limelight
01.03. IRL Dublin - Button Factory
02.03. UK Liverpool - o2 Academy
03.03. UK York - Fibbers
04.03. UK Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
05.03. UK London - Underworld
06.03. UK Brighton - The Haunt
08.03. UK Southampton - Talking Heads
09.03. UK Bristol - The Fleece
10.03. UK Plymouth - The Hub
11.03. UK Cardiff - The Globe
12.03. UK Gwynedd - Hammerfest
13.03. UK Southend - Chinnerys
14.03. B Vosselaar - Biebon
15.03. DK Copenhagen - Lille Vega
16.03. S Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
18.03. FIN Seinajoki - Rytmikorjaamo
19.03. FIN Helsinki - Nosturi
22.03. S Uppsala - Katalin And All That Jazz
23.03. N Oslo - Inferno Festival
24.03. S Malmö - KB
25.03. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
28.03. D Munich - Backstage Halle
29.03. D Stuttgart - dasCann
30.03. D Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal
31.03. D Bochum - Zeche More...
Necrotted just released an official music video for "Rebuild and Revive," shot at the Summer Breeze Open Air festival earlier this year.
"Rebuild and Revive" is taken off the "Utopia 2.0" album released last year through Supreme Chaos Records. The album was produced, mixed & mastered by Nikita Kamprad and features the following track listing:
01. Step Forward
02. Utopia (We Are The Light)
03. Rebuild And Revive
04. Confiscation Day
06. Bigotry Unmasked
07. Xenophobic Attitudes
08. Mind Control
09. Anthem Of The Oppressed
10. Liberty, Equality, Brutality
11. United We Stand
12. Philanthropic Misanthrope More...
Bloodstock is thrilled to unveil the festival's first 2016 headliner: Atlanta’s mighty beasts from Mastodon (featuring the metal-hating Brent Hinds). Mastodon will headline the Saturday night at the Catton Park festival.
This will be Mastodon’s first performance at Bloodstock. The band’s current album, "Once More Round The Sun" picked up stellar reviews on its release last year and landed at #10 on the UK album chart.
The band is also currently getting ready to play Knotfest in the U.S. before heading out on tour with Judas Priest across the States. Check out the cat-tastic video for "Asleep In The Deep" below. More...
Goats and the occult go hand in hand, a tradition French rockers Akasava know well. So it should be little surprise that the new track “Solitude Of The Goat,” recorded at a hometown show in Le Havre, draws on this and warps it to the band’s decade-transcending sound.
“Solitude Of The Goat” is taken from upcoming release due to follow the band's debut EP. More info is coming soon, promises frontman Louis Hauguel. Meanwhile, check out the video below. You can also see Akasava live on these dates:
15/10/15 - Le Trois Pièces, Rouen + Flippin' Hot + Cheap Wine
16/10/15 - Mc Daid's, Le Havre + BATHSHEBA
03/12/15 - Mc Daid's, Le Havre + Astonia + Last Train (Facebook event to be announced) More...
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Necromancing the Stone! Featuring former and current members of Arsis, The Absence, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Brimstone Coven, Necromancing the Stone may be considered a "supergroup" or "studio project" by some, but that is not the intent of this quintet.
Upon unleashing their upcoming debut full-length in 2016 via Metal Blade, the band plans to take a unique brand of no-nonsense, traditional heavy metal out on the road. Necromancing the Stone's Jeramie Kling (drums) comments:
"It's an honor to be a part of the Metal Blade family. Together, we have crafted a release that will not only destroy an entire seaboard village by way of force, but also soothe that very hoard into a capricious trance. We have finalized the recording process and have sent our offering to the mighty James Murphy. Cannot wait to get this released and see all of you maniacs out there on the road!"
Justin Wood (guitars) adds: "Necromancing the Stone is something that we are all excited to be a part of as it gives us a creative outlet to create the kind of hook laden, riff-centric heavy metal that we want to hear more of in the world. Justin Wood and John Williams (Brimstone Coven), along with James Malone (Arsis), Ryan Williams (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder), and Jeramie Kling (The Absence, 456 other bands) swore their solemn allegiance to the cause with a blood sacrifice upon the peak of Ogre's Rock in a secret ritual veiled in danger and mystery in the summer of 2014 and came together for the recording of an online EP 'Before The Devil Knows You Are Dead.' The time has now come to batten down the hatches and set forth into the world with a purpose in our hearts and a sword in our hands. We aim to leave no stone unturned and hope to see you all out there with us blazing a path of blood and riffs." More...
Ready for some more Morbid Vomit? The "Doctrine of Violence" is due out on October 23, 2015 and today a lyric video for a new track is now online.
Check out "The Seed Of Human Scum" in the YouTube player below. For more info on the coming death metal album, be sure to read our interview with the band here.
Revolted Masses was formed in 2008 and features a modern death/thrash metal sound with a unique touch of oriental elements, with lyrics focused on radical politics.
“Age Of Descent” is the group's second full-length album, consisting of 11 powerful tracks that were self-produced, while the artwork was done by Manster Design (Tardive Dyskinesia).
The music video for the track "Waltz For The Fallen" is directed by Jim Evgenidis (Head Cleaner) and can be seen below. "Age of Descent" is coming through Inverse Records on November 13, 2015. The track listing is as follows:
01. Slave to the Media
02. Waltz for the Fallen
03. Bloodshed in Eden
05. Bite the Hand that Feeds Them
07. Severed Aphrodite
09. Flesh Inc.
10. Ruled by Rats
11. Murder ex Machina (ft. Fotis Benardo ex-Septicflesh) More...
Approaching a decade of existence, Mortal Torment shows no signs of slowing down. To celebrate 10 years of brutality, this Greek death metal outfit will release "Cleaver Redemption" on October 16 via Gore House Productions.
Featuring a cover by Remedy Art (Keep of Kalessin, The Crown, Uncleansed), "Cleaver Redemption" was recorded at Bree Studio in Athens, Greece. Check out the song "Sculpting The Dead" below, while the full track listing is as follows:
1. Epileptic Defecation
3. A Million Skulls to Bludgeon
4. Cleaver Redemption
5. Sculpting the Dead
7. Masturbating the Deranged
9. Fucked In the Eye Socket And Left to Die
10. Hymn to the Rotten More...
Brazilian power metallers Hibria have posted a new live video for "Tightrope" from their Tokyo concert that took place during their Japanese tour earlier this year.
The trek was in support of the band's fifth and latest self-titled full length release that came out this past summer. The track listing is as follows:
1. Pain (4:27)
2. Abyss (4:05)
3. Tightrope (5:02)
4. Life (4:45)
5. Ghosts (5:10)
6. Legacy (2:26)
7. Ashamed (5:17)
8. Church (4:13)
9. Fame (5:24)
10. Words (5:24) More...
The blackjazz trailblazers from Shining have revealed a live video for current single "Last Day" from the "International Blackjazz Society" album, due out October 23.
Afraid of heights? Then consider this fair warning... but watch it anyway, since it's not every day that you can watch a band perform... On. The. Side. Of. A Mountain.
The video finds the band performing on a narrow Norwegian mountain ledge called Trolltunga, located 700 meters above the ground; that's nearly 2,300 feet! Check out the clip below, courtesy of Invisible Oranges.
The band flew a PA system and a power generator to the ledge and blasted some patented blackjazz to a group of 300 fans and mountain hikers who had made the daunting five-hour trip to the Troll's Tongue summit. More...
German power metal act Grave Digger released an interactive preview, featuring clips from the entire new 35th Anniversary release "Exhumation - The Early Years." The release is set to drop on October 23rd via Napalm Records, just ahead of the band's North American tour with Blind Guardian.
The track listing is:
1. Headbanging Man
2. Fire In Your Eyes
3. Witch Hunter
4. Shoot Her Down
5. Stand Up And Rock
6. Heavy Metal Breakdown (see animated video here)
7. Enola Gay - Drop The Bomb
8. Get Away
9. We Wanna Rock You
10. Playing Fools
11. Here I Stand
14. My Private Morning Hell (New Track) (Bonus Track)
15. Young And Dangerous (New Track) (Bonus Track)
Check out the clip here: More...
Brazilian modern metal band Heaviest - the new band featuring vocalist Mario Pastore (Pastore) - is streaming the track "Nowhere" below.
The song is the title track taken from the group's debut album, which is set for release worldwide on October 23, 2015 as an audio CD, download card, digital download and live streaming via Power Prog Records.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Buried Alive
5. Crawling Back
9. Finding A Way
10. Land Of Sin
Check out "Nowhere" here: More...
Carsten Lizard Schulz Syndicate - featuring Evidence One vocalist Carsten "Lizard" Schulz (ex-Domain) - is streaming the new track "Postcards From Hell." The song will appear on the upcoming new release "The Day the Earth Stopped Turning," which is set for release on November 20th via Power Prog Records.
The track listing for "The Day The Earth Stopped Turning" is:
1. The Prize Is Shame
2. Head's Blowing A Fuse
3. Black Water Soul
5. Perfect To Me
6. Into The Blue
8. Man In Flames
9. Last Train To Babylon
10. Lucky Star
11. Song Like Rain
12. Close Your Eyes And Count To Ten
13. Brand New Fire
14. Nothing Left To Give
15. Postcards From Hell
16. The Teacher More...
The Chronicles Project - a new multinational project featuring the likes of Aeon Zen/Thaurorod vocalist Andi Kravijaca, Ancient Bards' Martino Garattoni and Vasilis Georgiou (Black Fate) - is streaming the new track "Forever." The song appears on the upcoming release "When Darkness Falls," which is set to drop December 11th via Power Prog Records.
The track listing for "When Darkness Falls" is:
1. Prologue: Our Souls
3. Void Of The Damned
4. The Last Embrace
5. A Dangerous Journey
6. Into Infinity
7. Interlude I: The Confession
8. When Darkness Falls
10. My Revolution
11. Interlude II: Release me
12. The Dark Symphony
13. Promised Lands
14. Until You're Mine
15. Conclusion: Still Alive
16. Chronicles Of A Strange Mind (CD Bonus Track) More...
Russian progressive power metal act Overwind is streaming the new track "Insider" from the upcoming new album "Level Complete." The album is set to drop on December 11th as an audio CD, download card, digital download and album stream via Power Prog Records.
The album features guest appearances by Peter 'Peavy' Wagner (Rage, Refuge), Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Victor Smolski (Almanac, ex-Rage, Mind Odyssey) and Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie, Alex Argento).
The track list for "Level Complete" is:
3. Stop The Time (Feat. Tim 'Reaper' Owens & Victor Smolski)
4. The War Between Us
5. Level Complete
6. Million Miles Away (Feat. Peter 'Peavy' Wagner)
8. Aqualand (Feat. Marco Sfogli)
9. Comfort Me
11. Never Say Goodbye
Check out "Insider" here: More...
Norwegian progressive metal act Pagan's Mind released a clip from the upcoming new DVD "Full Circle," featuring the band's two set performance at ProgPower USA XV in September 2014. The first set featured the live performance of the 2002 sophomore release "Celestial Entrance" in its entirety. Check out the David Bowie cover "Hallo Spaceboy" in the player below.
"Full Circle" will be issued as a DVD/Blu Ray/2CD/2LP/digtal on October 16th via SPV/Steamhammer Records.
The track listing is as follows:
2. Through Osiris’ Eyes
3. Entrance Stargate
4. …Of Epic Questions
5. Dimensions Of Fire
6. Dreamscape Lucidity
7. The Seven Sacred Promises
8. Back To The Magic Of Childhood I: Conception
9. Back To The Magic Of Childhood II: Exploring Life
10. In Brilliant White Light
11. Aegean Shores
12. The Prophecy Of Pleiades
13. New World Order
15. Enigmatic Mission
16. Live Your Life Like A Dream
17. Hallo Spaceboy
18. Full Circle
19. Walk Away In Silence
20. Eyes Of Fire
21. God’s Equation
22. United Alliance
Check out "Hallo Spaceboy" here: More...
Revocation premieres a newly remixed and remastered version of the opening and title track of the band's debut EP "Summon The Spawn", which was originally self-released in 2006.
You can now check out the new version of "Summon The Spawn" below.
Explains Revocation's Dave Davidson: More...
Exeter’s, UK technical metal outfit Cambion premieres its new video for the song "Heterodox". The song is taken from Cambion's debut album set to drop later this year.
Check out now the track below.