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Last updated on December 12, 2013 at 9:25 PM ET
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This week a journey with Eldorado to find the perfect pub and Black Tora pleads with you to raise your fists. More...
Barilium's Sweden has released a lyric video for "Aenimic" from the album "Growth In Pain." Check it out below. The album's track listing is as follows:
3. Merchants of Chaos
4. Tomorrow's Daylight
6. Number 7
7. Failed State
8. Set for Change
10. Luna Distorta
Italian metallers The Moor are gearing up to release an official video for the song "Year of the Hunger" on December 17th, 2013. The clip will feature an appearance by Italian actor Guido Laurjni. The Moor's Enrico Longhin comments:
"We shot the video exactly one year after the release date of the album “Year of The Hunger”, and this video represents what everyone of us is forced to do everyday... It's a metaphor about life and struggle. The best thing was to work with such a great artist like Guido Laurjni, he acted in several famous Italian movies, theatres, musical and also TV commercials, he's a really eye-catching actor. On the other hand we had the pleasure to work with one of the best photographer around, Andrea Livieri, just to give you the best result we can afford, like The Moor does every time." More...
In continued support of new album "Line In The Sand," Close Your Eyes has announced upcoming South American tour dates. Details are as follows:
4/25 – Curitiba, Brazil
4/26 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
4/27 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
4/28 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
4/29 – Santiago, Chile
4/30 – Lima, Peru
5/02 – Quito, Ecuador
5/03 – Medelin, Colombia
5/04 – Bogota, Colombia More...
Steak Number Eight will be heading on a European tour in January and February 2014 alongside Hessian, Oathbreaker, and Death Letters. Details are as follows:
11-01-14 Merleyn Nijmegen Oathbreaker + HESSIAN
18-01-14 Nul13 Tilburg Oathbreaker + HESSIAN
19-01-14 Baroeg Rotterdam Oathbreaker + HESSIAN
18-02-14 Underground Koln supporting Death Letters
19-02-14 11er club Frankfurt supporting Death Letters
20-02-14 Monarch Berlin supporting Death Letters
21-02-14 Molotov Bar Hamburg supporting Death Letters More...
Awakening Sun has released a new music video for the song "Edgewalking," taken the upcoming full-length album "Imbalance," due out in early 2014. The clip was filmed during the band's three month European "Wake Me Up" tour. Check it out below.
Ukrainian melodic metal band The Scarlet Embrace has released a new music video for "Earth's Sigh" taken from the 2013 release album "Talio." Check it out below, or hear more from the band at The Scarlet Embrace's Facebook profile here.
The new "Craving For Redemption" album from German metal act Drowned By Darkness is out now, and a teaser trailer can also be heard below. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Rebellion Of Fire
2. Dead Man's Cage
3. Virus Of Hate
4. Dying With You
5. Crashed And Burned
9. Your Misuse
10. Fuck That More...
The Neologist has released a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Coming Full Circle," which will feature a guest appearance by Chris Clancy (Mutiny Within). Check it out below, or find more info on the band at Facebook here.
The official music video for "Backwards Bible" by Gama Bomb is available now. The track comes from the album "The Terror Tapes," which is out now on AFM Records.
The video was directed by Martin Busch, edited by Rory McGuigan, and stars:
Olivia Ramao as Olivia
Christine Kelly as Christine
Barbara Nolan as Barbara
Niall O'Brien as Niall
Neil O'Hagan as The Duc De Bonair
And Ronan Byrne as The Groundskeeper
Today a new carol is offered up from the hooded thrash phantoms in Ghoul. "Spill Your Guts" comes by way of the band's forthcoming split with weedian death metal ogres, Cannabis Corpse: "Splatterhash." Give "Spill Your Guts" a listen at Loudwire.com here.
"Splatterhash" boasts four tracks of audio mayhem due out January 7th. For the band's portion, Ghoul returned to Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California to record "Transmission Zero" and "Spill Your Guts."
Says vocalist/guitarist Digestor from his Creepsylvanian penthouse: "Numbskulls and future Numbskulls! Once again, Ghoul returns to help you rot your eardrums, soil your pantaloons, and disappoint your parents. This time we brought our pals in Cannabis Corpse, though we regretfully had to murder them after hearing how good their side of the split is. We'd like to take this time to apologize to their fans, friends, and families. Such a waste..." More...
Finnish dark metallers Asa-Noir have signed a worldwide deal with Wormholedeath for the release of debut album “Fall Of The Idols.”
Asa-Noir stated: “Thought’s strange sister comes in many unique forms. However, the true matter under our scrutinizing analysis are the darkened images of human nature, embedded deep within the collective subconsciousness of us all and embroidered with a ravenous hunger for gore and lust. The Aesir may be dead but the yawning Valkyrian Void we are drowning in – Worm Hole Death – is the reality with which we pave our path to self-enlightenment and awakening. Silentvm est aureum pro apostaticos!”
WormHoleDeath comments: “Asa-Noir deliver dark, claustrophobic and insanely emotional metal and this album is aboslutely a must for all lovers of epic and devastating music. I decided to sign the band since Asa-Noir perfectly represent the modern era in music and they have been able to narrate the drifting and contemporary state of things we are living with this huge work. Rage, Decadence, Obscurity and Violent Reaction are the feelings that this band is able to express with their music and I truly admire them for these incredible vibes that they are able to communicate. Check this out, they will devastate you all in pieces, this is the final fall and Asa-Noir made the soundtrack of it … Yes, it’s like a knife penetrating you without mercy with the only purpouse of setting you free.” More...
While Red Fang wraps its way across the U.S. on an autumn tour, the group has released a video for “Blood Like Cream” - the first single off new album "Whales and Leeches."
Actor/comedian Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live) joins in the fun with the beer-loving Portland-based band. Check it out below, courtesy of Rollingstone.com.
Red Fang will also make its national, late-night television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman Friday, January 10th (11:35/10:35p CT) and perform “Blood Like Cream.” More...
Tear Out The Heart will be performing on the upcoming 2014 Vans Warped Tour all summer long. The dates are as follows:
Jun 15, 2014 Denver, CO Sports Authority Field Warped Tour
Jun 17, 2014 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre Warped Tour
Jun 18, 2014 Mesa, AZ Quail Run Park Warped Tour
Jun 19, 2014 Las Vegas, NV Luxor Lot Warped Tour
Jun 21, 2014 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Ampitheatre Warped Tour
Jun 25, 2014 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre Warped Tour
Jun 26, 2014 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre Warped Tour
Jun 27, 2014 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgounds Warped Tour
Jun 28, 2014 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre Warped Tour
Jun 29, 2014 Portland, OR Expo Center Warped Tour
Jul 02, 2014 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Warped Tour
Jul 03, 2014 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center Warped Tour
Jul 04, 2014 Toronto, CA Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Warped Tour
Jul 05, 2014 Montreal, QC, CA Parc Jean Drapeau Warped Tour
Jul 06, 2014 Holmdel, NJ Pnc Bank Arts Center Warped Tour
Jul 08, 2014 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Warped Tour
Jul 09, 2014 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion Warped Tour
Jul 10, 2014 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center Warped Tour
Jul 11, 2014 Camden , NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Warped Tour
Jul 12, 2014 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheater Warped Tour
Jul 13, 2014 Hartford, CT Comcast Theater Warped Tour
Jul 15, 2014 Burgettstown, PA First Niagra Pavilion Warped Tour
Jul 16, 2014 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center Warped Tour
Jul 18, 2014 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills Warped Tour
Jul 19, 2014 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre Warped Tour
Jul 20, 2014 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park Warped Tour
Jul 22, 2014 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion Warped Tour
Jul 23, 2014 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Breau Live At Virginia Beach Warped Tour
Jul 24, 2014 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Ampitheater At Lakewood Warped Tour
Jul 25, 2014 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park Warped Tour
Jul 26, 2014 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre Warped Tour
Jul 28, 2014 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavillion Warped Tour
Jul 29, 2014 Nashville, TN Tennessee State Fairgrounds Warped Tour
Jul 30, 2014 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre Warped Tour
Jul 31, 2014 Bonner Springs, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Warped Tour
Aug 01, 2014 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion Warped Tour
Aug 02, 2014 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center Warped Tour
Aug 03, 2014 Houston, TX Reliant Center Warped Tour More...
Grenouer has released a music video for "See No Sun," which is available below. The song is taken from the album "Blood on the Face" and the full track listing is as follows:
1. Intro: Thunder Phase
2. Blood on the Face
3. Sands of Silence
4. Midday Show
5. Golden Years
7. Fix Your Life / A Few Miles from Paradise
8. The Taste of Misery
9. Brain Fever
10. See No Sun
11. Last Stop
12. All in the Suit That You Wear (Stone Temple Pilots cover)
Southern Cali's lethal Xibalba has just unleashed a new video for "Soledad," taken off the "Hasta La Muerte" LP released in 2012 by Southern Lord.
Filmed by Mike EYK and edited by Whobangin', "Soledad" was culled from footage taken from teh band's tour schedule over the past two years. Check it out below. You can also catch upcoming live shows on the dates listed after the jump. More...
Earache/Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of British guitar virtuoso Ol Drake.
Ol Drake is currently working on his debut solo album, which is due to be released in 2014 under the project name of Old Rake and is set to include a number of guest musicians. Ol Drake comments:
"Very excited to announce signing a solo deal with Earache Records. I established a great friendship with the guys at Earache over the years while I was with Evile and I was happy to hear they wanted to work with me in a solo capacity. This will be a studio project entitled 'Old Rake'. I won't be touring, and I'm thankful to Earache for being understanding of this and for giving me this opportunity; I wouldn't rule out doing a few clinics here and there though.
"I've always been inspired by Steve Vai, and I've always wanted to do something in a similar approach orientated around metal with injections of other styles and ideas which interest me. After recently seeing the film 'Not Dead Yet' about the amazing and inspiring genius, Jason Becker, it really kicked me into gear to do something with my playing; music is all I can really do, so I'm thankful for the opportunity and ability to still create music for people to hear. Looking forward to getting the music out there!"
Ol Drake made his name as lead guitarist for Huddersfield thrashers Evile, during which time the band released four albums, scored a top 10 album in the UK Rock charts, toured around the world and won numerous accolades including a prestigious Metal Hammer Golden God award.
In 2010, Ol Drake was asked to join comedian/musician Tim Minchin on stage at the UK's Sonisphere Festival to help perform his track, "Rock N Roll Nerd," and in 2012 was nominated in the "Dimebag Darrell Shredder" Award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods.
Alcoholator has issued the following statement about delays in releasing a new album:
"Last Tuesday, we were going to get the final mix for our new album, when we get there, the cops are outside, and we find out our engineer's apartment had been broken into. He got some equipment stolen, including the computer on which the mix was.
"Thankfully, there was a backup of the tracks on an external hard drive, which was thrown on the floor, so hopefully, everything will be fine and we only lost a few days of work. This adds up to the many misadventures we had to go through during the whole creation of this album. This will slightly delay the release date, once again, but rest assured, it will come out, and it will kick your ass!
"If you are in Montreal, and hear about a Mac computer for sale with a bunch of expensive pro-tools plugins and a Toshiba 40 inches TV, that most likely is the one. Let us know, we'll put you in contact with the guy. Scumbags who steal from musicians must die.
"Until then, drink beer and fuck Christmas up the ass!"
Starkill has issued the following statement about upcoming tour dates alongside Turisas:
"Europe, we're excited to announce we'll be returning for another full tour, this time supporting our brothers of the sword: Turisas! We're honored to be touring with one of our favorite bands and influences, and can't wait to see you all again!"
31.01.2014 (SE) Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
01.02.2014 (DK) Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
02.02.2014 (D) Hamburg - Logo
03.02.2014 (D) Frankfurt - Batschkapp
04.02.2014 (D) Stuttgart - Universum
05.02.2014 (CH) Winterthur - Salzhaus
06.02.2014 (A) Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
07.02.2014 (I) Bologna - Zona Roveri
08.02.2014 (I) Romagnano Sesia – Rock’n’Roll Arena
09.02.2014 (F) Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
11.02.2014 (F) Bordeaux - Rockschool Barbey
12.02.2014 (ES) Madrid - Shoko
13.02.2014 (ES) Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
14.02.2014 (F) La Rochelle - La Sirene Club
15.02.2014 (F) Rennes - L’Etage
16.02.2014 (F) Vaureal - Le Forum
18.02.2014 (UK) Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms
19.02.2014 (UK) Newcastle - Newcastle Uni SU
20.02.2014 (UK) Sheffield - Corporation
21.02.2014 (UK) Norwich - Waterfront
22.02.2014 (UK) Southampton - Talking Heads
23.02.2014 (B) Vosselaar - Biebob
24.02.2014 (NL) Utrecht - Tivoli De Helling
25.02.2014 (D) Cologne - Underground
26.02.2014 (D) Munich - Backstage Halle
28.02.2014 (A) Graz - PPC More...
Acheron has teamed up with Terrorizer to stream new song "Raptured To Divine Perversion." Give it a listen below.
"Raptured To Divine Perversion" comes off upcoming album "Kult Des Hasses," which will see release via Listenable Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. Daemonum Lux
2. Satan Holds Dominion
3. Raptured To Divine Perversion
4. Jesus Wept (Again And Again)
5. Thy Father Suicide
6. Misanthropic Race
7. Whores And Harlots
8. Asphyxiation (Hands Of God)
9. Concubina Do Diabo
10. Devil’s Black Blood More...
Italy's Wrong Way To Die has posted a teaser trailer online for the "Ingrates" album, which can be viewed below. The teaser features footage from the band's time at the Hate Studio in Vicenza.
Sweden's Degial has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's bass player:
"As you may know J. Megiddo wasn’t with us on our recent European tour. The reason is that he left the band just before the tour.
"It was his decision and we respect and understand the reasons that led to it. For almost seven years he has spread the word of Degial, and We have explored and grown in the darkness of our vision. Still we stand on the same side of the mist, still brothers in blood!
"We also want to show our gratitude to Jonatan from Vorum who rapidly could fill in for J. Megiddo for this tour. Beware the next coming of Degial!
U.K. outfit Unbeliever has checked in with the following statement about parting ways with the band's bass player:
"It is with sad hearts that we announce the departure of our bassist Ian Coulson from Unbeliever. Ian has been instrumental in helping us reach the point we’ve got to and will be dearly missed by us, not just because of his sweet musical skills, but because of his all round awesomeness as a human being.
"We strongly urge you to check out Ian’s other band edityourhometown for more musical goodness and his media production company IC Media where he is responsible for straight-badass photography and video production.
"Thanks for everything Ian, we’d wish you luck, but quite frankly we know you don’t need it!" More...
Days Of Loss will release new album "Our Frail Existence" on February 1st, 2014 by Noise Head Records. Today the band reveals the track listing, which will be as follows:
2. Through Empty Eyes
3. This Frail Existence
4. Await Pain
7. Wearing The Ashcrown
9. Circle's End
10. Thanatology More...
Abigail Williams has checked in with the following announcement about officially recruiting a new guitarist:
"Please welcome Jeff Wilson to Abigail Williams as an official band member. Jeff has been working with us for the last year or so and will be playing guitar on the upcoming tours and the new album. Many of you will know him from other bands like Wolvhammer, Chrome Waves, and Liar In Wait, amongst others...
"For those of you wondering, Ian Jekelis is still in the band as a creative force but isn't playing live shows anymore. He also sat out the last two Abigail Williams tours in 2012. This might seem odd to some people, but for us it's perfectly natural to have a long-time band member who doesn't tour but is involved on other levels. With the addition of Jeff, it all means even more awesome guitar textures on the forthcoming releases.
"Filling in on bass and drums for the upcoming tour will be our friends John Porada (of Terminate) and Jesse Beahler, respectively."
Canadian folk metal act Scythia premiered the new song "Into the Storm" over at Metal Injection at this location. The song appears on the upcoming new album "....Of Conquest," which is expected in early 2014.
The song features a guest appearance from Wintersun guitarist Teemu Mäntysaar. Vocalist David Khan commented: "This song is definitely one of the front-runners off of the new album. It is a great example of Scythia's musical diversity captured in less than 7 mins. It shows that we can write an orchestrated power metal anthem that evolves into a clashing instrumental that sonically represents a devastating storm. Complete with a guest appearance from Wintersun's Teemu Mäntysaari this song crushes, shred and soars above any of its predecessor's from our growing discography!"
The track list for "...Of Conquest" is:
1. Fanfare 1516
2. Merchant of Sin
3. Bear Claw Tavern (see music video here)
4. Sailor's Accolade
6. The Kraken
7. Into the Storm
8. Land of Scythia
9. Wrath of the Ancients
10. Army of the Bear
11. Path Through the Labyrinth
12. Departure More...
Canadian speed metal legends Anvil released a new music video for the track "Badass Rock N Roll." The song appears on the latest album "Hope in Hell," which is available now via The End Records (see review here).
Check out the video here:
Dutch melodic death metal act MaYaN, featuring Epica guitarist/vocalist/composer Mark Jansen, released a new lyric video for the track "Faceless Spies." The song appears on the upcoming second release "Antagonise," which is set for release on January 31st (EU) and February 4, 2014 (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Bloodline Forfeit
2. Burn Your Witches
3. Redemption ~ The Democracy Illusion
4. Paladins of Deceit ~ National Security Extremism part 1
5. Lone Wolf
6. Devil in Disguise
8. Human Sacrifice
9. Enemies of Freedom
10. Capital Punishment
11. Faceless Spies ~ National Security Extremism part 2
Check out "Faceless Spies" here: More...
Finnish viking metal act Thyrien is streaming the new track "The Horizon Burns." The song appears on the band's upcoming debut album "Hymns of the Mortals - Songs of the North," which is set for a January 24th drop via Germany's Massacre Records.
Check out "The Horizon Burns" here:
Greek gothic metal act Elysion, which features ex-Bare Infinity vocalist Christianna, is streaming the title track to the upcoming new album "Someplace Better." The album is set for release on January 24th via Massacre Records.
Check out "Someplace Better" here:
German power metal band Stormwarrior is streaming the new track "Steelcrusader." The song appears on the upcoming new release "Thunder & Steele," which drops on January 24th via Massacre Records.
"Thunder & Steele" was mixed and mastered by Piet Sielck (Iron Savior). The track list is:
1. Thunder & Steele
2. Metal Avenger
3. Sacred Blade
6. Fyres In The Nighte
7. Die By The Hammer
8. Child Of Fyre
9. One Will Survive
10. Servants Of Metal
Check out "Steelcrusader" here: More...
Germany's Caliban is streaming the new track "Devil's Night." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Ghost Empire," which is set for release via Century Media on the following schedule:
Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Australia / NZ: January 24, 2014
Rest of Europe: January 27, 2014
USA / Canada: February 4, 2014
Check out "Devil's Night" here:
NWoBHM act Battleaxe posted a preview clip of the upcoming release "Heavy Metal Sanctuary." The album is out via SPV/Steamhammer on March 4th in North America, on February 21st in Germany and February 24th in Europe as a digipak version and download.
The band commented on the release: "We can hardly believe that the task is finally over, the album that we never thought that we would complete is finally finished! It has been a long hard road against almost impossible odds and we hope that everyone out there are as pleased with the result as we are. If it were not for the devotion of all our fans old and new we probably wouldn't be here today. It is you guys who resurrected this band! The songs are total Battleaxe and the production is better than we could have hoped for with a limited budget.
"Thanks to Fred Purser and the guys in the band we have got this thing sounding massive! Many thanks to Olly and SPV for making the release of this album possible and for making the 21st century version of BATTLEAXE become a reality!"
The band recently released the new video clip for the title track, which can be seen over here. The track list for the album is:
1. Heavy Metal Sanctuary
2. Shock and Awe
3. Hail to the King
4. Rebel With a Cause
5. Give it More
6. Too Hot For Hell
8. A Prelude to Battle
9. The Legions Unite
10. Spirits of the Fallen
11. Devil Calls
12. Kingdom Come
13. Romeo More...
Napalm Records has announced the signing of Cavalera Conspiracy. The thrash metal outfit, which features ex-Sepultura members/brothers Max & Igor Cavalera, has signed a worldwide record deal with the Austrian based label.
The band is currently working on the still-untitled third studio effort. According to a press release: "Metal fans can expect another ground breaking and innovative record that will shake the foundations of the music scene!"
Max commented: "I am so excited that Cavalera Conspiracy has signed with Napalm Records. This is gonna be our third album and it's going to be a brutal grind-core style. I am already working on the riffs, and it is going to come out next year. Get ready to be brutalized by Cavalera Conspiracy and Napalm Records!"
Igor added: "I am very excited to record the new CC record...Me and Max have been planning this for a while, and all I can say is that it will be a "Brutal" record. Also I'm super proud to join Napalm Records, home of lots of amazing artists."
Stay tuned for more updates with regard to the highly anticipated follow-up to "Blunt Force Trauma!" More...
Mere hours after unveiling the artwork for the upcoming new album "The Fateful Dark," U.K.'s Savage Messiah is streaming the new track "Cross of Babylon." The new release drops on March 18th in North America via Earache Records.
The track listing for the album is:
2. Minority of One
3. Cross of Babylon
5. Live As One Already Dead
6. The Fateful Dark
7. Zero Hour
8. Hammered Down
9. Scavengers of Mercy
10. The Cursed Earth
11. Be Quick or Be Dead *
12. Lightning to the Nations *
13. Killers *
(* - Earache Webstore/iTunes exclusive bonus tracks)
Check out "Cross of Babylon" here: More...
Crypticus is gearing up to release a physical version of new album "The Barrens" via Razorback Recordings at the end of the month (the digital version is out now). A teaser trailer is available below, and the label also comments:
"The long awaited 3rd album: you have been warned! One of the finest full-on horror metal albums is coming this winter from Razorback Recordings. No retro, no fake 'KVLT,' just real Death Metal MUSIC with cover art by Derek Waugh!"