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Last updated on October 23, 2016 at 3:24 PM ET
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10 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Following an IndieGogo crowd funding campaign last year that raised 223% of its projected goal, Corelia has yet to actually deliver the album that was fan funded. Now the group has issued this statement about the delay:
"This is an update to let all of you know that we're still at it, that we're still a band, and that we will 100% release a completely unforgettable debut album. Every person who contributed to our crowdfunding campaign will receive the t-shirts, physical CDs, and etc that they opted in for. In all likelihood, everyone who contributed to the campaign will adore the record, and many will probably cherish it amongst their favorite albums.
"Based off the plethora of heartfelt messages we've received from fans throughout the years regarding how 'Nostalgia' had a life-changing effect on them, we believe in full confidence that our upcoming double LP will leave an even greater impact. The record contains 95+ minutes of the very best material we've conceived over the years, zero filler content, and an attention to detail where every note, both in the realm of writing and of production, is meticulously thought out and refined with care. More...
Tridroid Records is pleased to announce an impending re-issue of "Into the Kingdom of Graves" by Tyrants Blood on December 23rd, 2016. Pre-orders are online here.
The album will be made available on vinyl with liner notes from guitarist Marco Banco (ex-Blasphemy) and all copies will include a digital download of the band's compilation album "Coven."
Tyrants Blood were conceived in late summer 2005, and solidified its original lineup in January of 2006. Started by ex-Witches Hammer/Blasphemy guitarist Marco Banco and local drummer Kevin Volatile, the group now consists of Marco Banco, ex-Abuse drummer Matt Blood Modder, Infernal majesty vocalist Brian Messiah Langley, and bassist/vocalist Vinnie Borden. More...
Finland's most ancient purveyors of doom metal from Spiritus Mortis are back with a vengeance and today you can hear new track "Holiday in the Cemetery" below. This track hails from the band's upcoming album "The Year is One," set for international release on November 11th via Svart Records.
Seven years have passed since Spiritus Mortis' previous offering," The God Behind The God." Now on a fourth album, "The Year Is One" is a mirror to your childhood's occult fantasies. It is what you thought you heard when listening to your favorite headbanging music - even though those bands actually sang about sex and drugs and driving fast cars, whereas Spiritus Mortis' material really does deal with black magic and necrophilia.
1. Robe of Ectoplasm
2. I am a Name on Your Funeral Wreath
3. Babalon Working
4. Jesus Christ, Son of Satan
5. Holiday in the Cemetery
6. She Died a Virgin
7. Black Magic, White Powder
8. World of No Light More...
Seventh Wonder just released a lyric video, which can be seen below, and the band comments: "Hey friends! Many of you have been asking us about releasing the lyrics for 'The Promise,' so we thought we'd give 'em to you in style. Enjoy!"
This new lyric video for Seventh Wonder's "The Promise" is taken off of the live album "Welcome To Atlanta," released in September 2016 on Frontiers Music Srl.
Following the band's signing with Divebomb Records for North American releases, Lovell's Blade just inked a deal with Into The LimeLight for European and Asian territories, along with digital distribution via Soulfood Music.
Lovell's Blade formed when several members split from long-running metal band, Picture. Those members included Pete Lovell (vocals), Mike Ferguson (guitar) and Andre Wullems (guitar), who then teamed up with Patrick Velis (bass) and Noel van Eersel (drums) to form this new act. Debut album "Stone Cold Steel" was recorded and mixed by Serge Naberman at Claim To Fame Studios.
Divebomb Records owner, Matthew Rudzinski, states: "After having previously worked with Pete Lovell on reissuing his music endeavors with Picture and Emergency it only made sense that we help to promote this brand new chapter. We look forward to bringing Lovell's Blade to music fans all over North America this winter." More...
New Delhi based experimental outfit The Chronic Legion has unleashed the artwork for an upcoming self-titled album. "The Chronic Legion" is slated to be a fusion of modern and old school metal complimented by traditional Indian folk music. The band’s bassist Sahil Bajaj says:
“The album and the artwork are inspired by the moral degradation of the society. The elements used in the artwork are based on the issues which the mother earth has to face in this generation. Both the artists, Ishaan & Naveen did an incredible job.”
Keshav Dhar from Skyharbor is slated to make a guest appearance, along with sitarist Rishabh Seen and tabla player Karan Chitra. The track listing will be as follows:
2. Hour of greed
4. Decade of war
7. Maya More...
Third Eye Temple is pleased to announce the release of "Razing the Shrines of Optimism," the new split album from Witchmaster and Voidhanger. The album will drop in December 2016, with an exact date coming soon.
The cover art was handled by Robert A. von Ritter Illustrations with design and colors originated by Mentalporn. In addition, Ihasan Art contributed special calligraphy to this release.
"Razing The Shrines of Optimism" will be available in two editions, both packed in gatefold sleeves. There will be a regular edition as well as a limited 12" colored vinyl edition, with 400 and 100 pieces available respectively. As of this moment, there are no other formats planned for this release. More...
Our quest for old school heavy metal throughout the world has taken to so many places and seen such a variation of music. From the anthems of Turkish heavy metal band Mezarkabul to the Satanic subjects of Behemoth and Vader from Poland, there's literally a whole world of metal music to explore. Only last week, the Sunday Old School column featured Kryptos, arguably India's premier metal band and this week will be quite similar, as we head back to Asia, this time to examine the group many have dubbed "China's first heavy metal band," Tang Dynasty.
Tang Dynasty were formed in 1988 in the Chinese capital city of Beijing by guitarist Kaiser Kuo, bassist Zhang Ju and vocalist Ding Wu, with the former being replaced the next year by Liu "Lao Wu" Yijun. The group began developing their craft and gained attention in 1991 when they released a version of the socialist anthem, "The Internationale" in their native language. The following year, they released their debut album, "A Dream Return to Tang Dynasty," which officially sold over 2 million copies throughout Asia, in addition to the numerous bootlegs circulated throughout the world. It earned some excellent feedback from rock and metal fans the world over, who complimented the musicianship displayed, as well as the clear inspiration of Chinese history and culture. More...
Gothenburg, Sweden's old-school death metal unit Gravebomb debuts a new lyric video for "Sentenced To Beheading", taken from the band's debut album "Rot In Putrid Filth", which was released earlier this year via Bandcamp.
Check out now "Sentenced To Beheading" below.
Atmospheric doom outfit Clouds premieres a new song entitled "How Can I Be There", taken from the upcoming second album "Departe", which will be out in stores November 1, 2016.
Check out now "How Can I Be There" below.