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Last updated on October 24, 2016 at 12:31 PM ET
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15 news articles posted today (and counting...)
The Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees from Metallica will unleash "Atlas, Rise!" to fans this coming Halloween at 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST.
This song will be the third track to be released from Metallica's forthcoming album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct," due for release on the band's own Blackened Recordings on November 18th, and follows previously released tracks "Hardwired" and "Moth Into Flame."
To help get into the Halloween spirit, starting this Friday, October 28th, Metallica fans around the world can visit select independent record stores for the chance to obtain a free limited edition "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" Halloween mask.
Inside of each mask fans will find a special access code that will allow them to hear "Atlas, Rise!" 30-minutes prior to it's official release on Halloween. To see a complete list of participating record stores, visit this location.
"Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" is Metallica's first studio album since 2008's multi-platinum "Death Magnetic."
Following previously released video clips for "Disconnect" as well as "Pure Evil," The Browning just dropped a new music video from the "Isolation" album. Check out "Dragon" below. The album's full track listing consists of:
2. Pure Evil
9. Phantom Dancer
Make Me A Donut (in the running for best band name ever after Slice The Cake) just issued this announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:
"Ladies and gentlemen - we have the pleasure to introduce you to Thomas Queliquert who officially becomes our new singer after a year of replacement.
"Those who saw us on stage this year were already able to see him live and feedback is very positive. Thomas is a long time friend with whom we shared a lot of scenes with his projects Your Pride and Expect Anything." More...
Minneapolis, MN death metal band Buried Above Ground recently released scorching new full-length album, "Birth," to the masses. This past Friday, the band re-released the album as a deluxe edition with 10 extra minutes of music, which can be heard in full below.
In support of the "Birth" deluxe edition release, a terrifyingly sinful music video for the single "The Evil One" has come online. "The Evil One" video was directed by Jake Woodbridge, with cinematography credited to Anthony Cousins and lighting coordination by Sam Goldberger. The video was filmed in the abandoned basement of a former brewery in St. Paul, MN.
"Basically the lesson here is... humans make terrible pets," jests guitarist DJ Gunnarson. "We are extremely grateful for the work Jake and his team did in bringing this video to life. We had a loose concept in mind, and they really helped shape it into the video it is now." More...
THE MOB IS BACK! The one and only Adrenaline Mob has confirmed a brand new full length studio album will be released early 2017 via Century Media Records. Following 2015's "Dearly Departed," the forthcoming release is being recorded by Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando once again at his own Sonic Stomp Studio.
Orlando checked in with the following comment: "Myself & Russell are hard at work finishing up the writing & are heading into the studio to track the new Adrenaline Mob album in a few weeks time. The album is coming out great & we're both very excited on the sound & direction. We're extremely thrilled to be releasing our 3rd studio album on Century Media Records! Our expected release time will be early 2017."
Still revving from two critically successful full length albums and standout EPs, the gears are set for full throttle with an all new armory of lethal tracks. It's undeniable, the beast that is AMOB is back! Stay tuned for more album details to be announced soon! More...
Danish metal veterans Pretty Maids released music video for the song "Kingmaker," the title track from the new album "Kingmaker." Check it out in the player below. "Kingmaker" drops on November 4th via Frontiers Records srl.
The track listing is as follows:
1. When God Took A Day Off
3. Face The World (see music video here)
4. Humanize Me (song streaming here
5. Last Beauty On Earth
6. Bull's Eye
7. King Of The Right Here And Now
8. Heavens Little Devil (song streaming here)
9. Civilized Monsters
11. Was That What You Wanted
Check out the clip here: More...
Swedish/British modern and alternative metal act Sonic Syndicate released a new music video for the song "Confessions." The song is the title track to the new album, which dropped ten days ago via October 14 via Despotz Records.
The video was produced by Rob F. Blom and Richard Blom and was directed and edited by Rob F. Blom. Check it out here:
Swedish power metal act ShadowQuest, featuring MasterPlan bassist Jari Kainulainen, Bloodbound vocalist Patrik Johansson, Witherscape guitarist Ragnar Widerberg and ex-Dionysus drummer Ronny Milianowicz, issued a new video studio report on the upcoming, but as of yet untitled, sophomore album.
The band is currently in Studio Seven in Örebro, Sweden recording the follow up to the 2015 debut "Armoured IV Pain" (see review here).
The video features the guitar recordings with Peter Huss and Ragnar Widerberg. Check out the clip here:
Polish prog rock act Riverside released a new music video for the song "Shine." The track appears on the new release "Eye Of The Soundscape," a complementary instrumental album issued via InsideOutMusic last week.
"Eye of the Soundscape" includes 13 experimental and highly atmospheric compositions, which showcase Riverside's ambient electronic side.
Mariusz Duda checked in about "Eye Of the Soundscape" as follows: "Friday was the release date of one of the most important albums in my career. Inspirations with electronic music, which I grew up listening to, are finally here in the form I have always dreamed of - a full, long instrumental album. An album which will most likely disrupt a certain image of the band itself and will allow to look at what we have done so far from a greater perspective. When we were planning this Riverside release, I didn't expect such turn of events. I didn't expect an earthquake. But the artwork prepared by Travis Smith hasn't changed because when we were making this album, we saw colours and we were overflowing with joy. It is, contrary to what you might expect, a very bright and hopeful release. It's supposed to heal and inspire thought. In spite of all. Because life must go on. It's for you Gru, and for all of us."
Check out "Shine" here:
Just in time for Halloween, German deathcore act Walking Dead On Broadway released a video clip for the new song "Haunted." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Slaves," which drops on November 11th via Arising Empire/Nuclear Blast Records.
The track list for the album is:
2. Pitchblack (see lyric video here)
9. The Sinner
10. Death Pilgrim
Check out Haunted here: More...
"Crucified Dreams," the debut EP by young Italian metal band Windshades, will be released in collaboration with Atomic Stuff Promotion. The EP will be issued in digital format in November with further details will be unveiled soon.
Windshades was founded in May 2015 by singer Chiara Manzoli and drummer Carlo Bergamaschi, two musicians with opposite but complementary features: Chiara, an opera soprano with choral and theatrical experiences and Carlo, an essentially punk/hardcore drummer. The line-up was completed by guitarist and composer Matteo Usberti, responsible for the composition of the first set of original songs and the band's aggressive sound.
In July 2015, bass player Andrea Bissolati and second guitarist Michele Capelli joined the band. Andrea, a nu-metal, jazz and funky enthusiast, adds his creativity to the band's sound. Capelli left the band to pursue education and he was replaced by Riccardo Soresina, an expert guitarist with a solid live experience. Soresina definitively marks the band's sound with sharp riffs that strengthen each song. With a stabilized line-up, the band began to play live gigs, which garnered positive feedback. In May 2016, Windshades entered Atomic Stuff Recording Studio in Isorella, Italy) to record the "Crucified Dreams" EP under producer Oscar Burato's supervision. More...
Scandinavian black metal unit Nordjevel - featuring vocalist Doedsadmiral from Svartelder and drummer Fredrik Widigs from Marduk - premieres a new music video for "Djevelen i Nord", taken from the band's self-titled debut album, out in stores via Osmose Productions. The track features Troll's Nagash on guest vocals and 1349's Archaon on guitars.
Check out now "Djevelen i Nord" below.
Avant-garde occult black metal outfit Schammasch premieres a new music video for the song "Metanoia", taken from "Part II of Triangle, Metaflesh", out now as a limited edition 3CD set, triple vinyl LP, download and streaming.
Schammasch is on tour across Europe this autumn with Rotting Christ, Inquisition and Mystifier. Schammasch will also play an exclusive set of the whole 'Triangle' album at Roadburn Festival 2017.
Check out now "Metanoia" below.
Supergroup Gone Is Gone - featuring members of Mastodon, Queens Of The Stone Age, At The Drive-In etc. - premieres a new song entitled "Gift" on the BBC Radio 1‘s ‘Rock Show With Daniel P Carter‘. The track is taken from the upcoming full-length debut "Echolocation", which will be out January 06th, 2017.
Check out now "Gift" HERE, skipping ahead to 01:56:25.
20 tracks, 29 minutes: prepare yourself for the most intense, rapid-fire grinding assault of the year!
This Austin, Texas-based trio is prepping new album "Answers To No One" for official release on October 28th.
Now just a handful of days ahead of that nuclear annihilation of noise, we're bringing you all 20 tracks ahead of time for advance streaming. If you think your ears can handle it, press play below.
For more info on the album, be sure to also check out our interview with the band. Impending Mothman album "Answers To No One" is available to pre-order via Bandcamp and features these crushing tracks:
1. Ethical Relativity
2. Mother of Exiles
3. Opposite Scarecrow
4. Horse Flesh
5. Fiery Faith
7. Skeleton Man
10. Consistent Persistence
11. Republican Marriage
12. Plate 60: Trials
14. Temples of Agony
15. Split the Earth
17. Hitch Hiker
19. Plate 37: Might Not The Pupil Know More?
20. It Only Fails More...