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For those few who haven't heard the good news: the pre-Nevermore outfit Sanctuary has risen from a more than two decade slumber to announce 2014 as "The Year The Sun Died!"
With the album due out next month, buzz is hitting a fever pitch, and we've been excited to speak with the band members directly about the return of an iconic outfit that ended too soon.
After our writer Rex_84 spoke with guitarist Lenny Rutledge last month to talk about the original demise of Sanctuary, we also just got both Rutledge and vocalist Warrel Dane on the phone to further dissect the new album and see where Sanctuary is going from here.
Check out our latest interview with Sanctuary below to find out how the group approached writing new music with an outfit that hasn't been active since the '80s, what's happening with music videos and live shows, and read Warrel Dane's proclamations on the failure of world religions. More...
Hesperia has a new video clip out now for "Spiritvs Italicvs I," the title track off the album of the same name released last year via Sleaszy Rider Records.
The album is a manifesto about the rebirth of the true Italic spirit and is part of a series of releases by the band dedicated to the Holy Roman poem "Eneide."
Montreal death metal band Depths Of Hatred has premiered a brand new single/music video for "Misery Enslaved," taken off upcoming album "Hellborn."
The band has been hard at work on this forthcoming album for over a year now, and is ready to unleash the beast on October 17th. The effort was mixed/mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Beneath The Massacre) and artwork was created by Colin Marks at Rain Song Design.
Check out the new video below, and pre-orders for "Hellborn" can be made at this location.
Australian outfit War Rages Within is gearing up to release the "Vitriol" EP this coming September 26th, 2014.
The band has released an advance track from the EP - check out "Time Machine" below - and more new music will be coming out prior to the release, so check back soon! The "Vitriol" track listing is as follows:
3. Cycle Ov Fear
4. Time Machine
5. Against All Odds More...
ProgPower USA has announced the line up for ProgPower XVI, which will include Falconer's final live performance. The festival is scheduled to take place in Atlanta, GA September 11-12 next year. Tickets will go on sale on October 4th through Ticketmaster.
Falconer has released the following statement online: "As the news has been dropped that we won't continue as a live act we take the opportunity to explain, not that it really differs much from the state the band usually is in. The last show will take place at ProgPower USA in 2015.
"As I (Stefan Weinerhall) started Falconer in 1999 it was meant to be a studio project, I have always looked upon myself as a writer more than an artist, the creative work has been the reason and driving force.
"We started doing some shows after a while but never really going all in although the shows themselves was really rewarding, fun and filled with fond memories. It is due to conscious decisions that we have built the band up around our obligations, work schedules and family lives so there is no bitterness to this decision although the decisions were harder to make in the early years when everything started rolling. If we're not a proper live act we're better of as the studio project we were meant to be.
"The inconsistency of doing very few shows with huge gaps between them has meant that we've had to start up the rusty machinery from scratch each time. So now as we all are becoming grumpy old men, we realise that the output don't match the input although the experiences from the past gigs have been great! More...
Fast-rising technical death metal force Archspire has announced a tour of the Western U.S. and Canada.
The tour, which starts October 9th in Eugene, Oregon, sees Archspire joining forces with Fallujah A confirmed list of tour dates can be found below.
Oct. 9 Eugene, OR @ The Black Forest
Oct. 10 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Oct. 12 Victoria, BC @ Logan's Pub
Oct. 13 Nanaimo, BC @ The Globe
Oct. 14 Vancouver, BC @ Funky Winkerbeans
Oct. 16 Portland, OR @ Slabtown
Oct. 17 Arcata, CA @ D Street Neighborhood Center
Oct. 18 Walnut Creek, CA @ Red House
Oct. 19 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium More...
This Summer, Italian metal band Necropoli emerged onto the metal scene with the release of debut album "I" in digital format.
"I" features five tracks in all with a running time of nearly one hour and mixes funeral doom and death metal influences to create an avant-grade sound. Necropoli's membership consist of David Unsaved (Ennui), Dario Fabiani (ex-Perfidy Biblical, ex-Lectern) & Francesco Romano (Destrudo).
"I" is now available for purchase on the official Necropoli Bandcamp page, and the full release can be streamed below. Necropoli has also begun writing material for a follow-up EP.
The "I" track listing is as follows:
1. Ashes of my Soul
2. Inner Space
3. A Step
4. Silence Awaits Me
5. Curriculum Vitae More...
Australia’s Twelve Foot Ninja will join America’s In This Moment on a U.S. tour this Fall and Winter.
With 30 dates confirmed, Twelve Foot Ninja will be on the road supporting the recent stateside re-release of debut album "Silent Machine" (Volkanik Music). Earlier this year, the band took home the prestigious "Best New Talent" award at the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards.
In conjunction with the album re-release (featuring two acoustic bonus tracks), the band has bundled a special edition of "Silent Machine" with a 72-page full-color companion comic book containing 12 individual narratives inspired by the 12 songs, created by comic artist Keith Draws.
With the North American release date of the new Wintefylleth album looming, Cvlt Nation today premieres the album’s title track as an online stream. Listen in below.
"The Divination of Antiquity" was produced by Chris Fielding and features eight new songs from the regarded Manchester-based U.K. black metal band, due out October 7th.
Pre-orders for the album are now available via Itunes, Amazon, and the label’s official webstore. The track listing is:
1. The Divination of Antiquity
2. Whisper of the Elements
3. Warrior Herd
4. A Careworn Heart
5. Foundations of Ash
6. The World Ahead
7. Over Borderlands
8. Forsaken in Stone
9. Pariah's Path More...
Italy's Catholic metal band Metatrone will soon be following previous full-length albums "The Powerful Hand" and "Paradigma" will a new release.
Jo Lombardo (Vocals), Stefano “Ghigas” Calvagno (Guitars), Davide Bruno (Keybords), Dino Fiorenza (Bass) and Salvo “T-Metal” Grasso (Drums) are currently in the studio putting final touches to the band's third album, due for release in 2015. The following press release was also issueda bout the band:
"Metatrone is a Christian power-prog metal band formed by musicians coming from many previous musical experiences, mostly involved in metal music. Davide Bruno, Jo Lombardo, Tony Zappa, Virgilio Ragazzi and Stefano 'Ghigas' Calvagno formed the band in 1997 under the monicker of Metafora producing with Track Records Productions (TRP) a four track EP called 'Reazioni e Memorie,' featuring some amazing anthems like 'Una Parte di Me.'
"As many things in life changes, it was four years later (2001) that one of the founding members, keyboardist Davide Bruno decided to begin a new spiritual journey bringing him to change completely his life becoming a priest. After this important decision, another one will be essential: Metafora decided to change their monicker to Metatrone from that moment on.
"The new band’s name means 'God is since now and forever,' consequently the band begins to write power-prog metal songs deeply inspired by a Christian Catholic view of life and human being. It was in 2005 when they produced with the help of TRP music their first album called 'La Mano Potente' soon followed by the english version called 'The Powerful Hand' distributed by Scarlet Records in Europe and King Records in Asia.
"After its release, the band begins to play often live in Italy and around the world as well, playing at festivals like Elements of Rock twice, Tumbalong Park and World Youth Day in Australia just to name a few.
"They toured a lot but immediately after they began to write new songs which bring them to a new and highest musical and lyrical level, songs were more influenced by prog but powerful at the same time. Most of that songs will be released on their third studio album, 'Paradigma.' The new stunning 13 tracks album was produced by the band and TRP Music, officially released on 25 december 2010: the album features songs sang in english, italian, latin and spanish with some interesting growling vocal choruses performed by priest Davide himself getting very good reviews on the most popular metal magazines like Metal Hammer Italy, Metal Maniac and many other on-line magazines.
"May 2012 the band released a first video clip, 'In Spe Resurrectionis' from 'Paradigma' (winning also the David Award as best Italian song at V Premios David) while in June 2013 the band released a single track called 'Heavenly Field' written against the Zionist policy supporting Gaza population at the time featuring Italian hip hop band One Crew as special guest on vocals." More...
Instrumental metal band Anatma's new album "The Sounds Of Earth, Vol. II" was produced by Russ Brownfield at Artisan Studios and mastered by Ben Sharp (Cloudkicker).
The full album is now available for streaming below or by heading over to Bandcamp.com here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Spacetime 02:57
2. Fun Guys 02:05
3. Animal Print 03:17
4. Tappy 02:11
5. Third Eye Lashed 02:57
6. Pornogeddon 04:05 More...
New England metal band Limitless has a new music video out now for "Lessons," which can be seen below. The video was directed by Burke Cullinane (Within the Ruins, Years Since the Storm, and Kublai Khan) with the song being produced by Joey Sturgis (Of Mice and Men, Asking Alexandria, and We Came As Romans).
Broken Remnants just released the first single from upcoming album "No Forgiveness." The track is called "Bliss" and has been released alongside the band's first video in over 2 years.
Check out the "Bliss" video clip below. The track was recorded by David Christy Jones and Nick Abat, with mixing handled by David Christy Jones.
The Chicagoan blackened death/thrash day-ruiners from Immortal Bird will bring their odes of deviance and decay to the stage next month on a short rash of North American live incursions.
Set to initiate on October 15th, 2014 at the Cobra Lounge, Immortal Bird will pillage through nine metropolises sharing the stages with Pyrrhon, Krieg, and Dead Congregation on select dates.
Relays vocalist/drummer Rae Amitay: "Our little road trip to St. Louis with Mortals in July and our not-so-little road trip to Tampa for Southern Darkness Fest made us want to go out for a bit longer this Fall. We've been writing a lot of material for our new album and we're looking forward to taking some of it on the road before we record. Plus, we all want to see some of that famed New England Fall foliage. Nothing says 'kvlt as fvck' like hot apple cider and sweater weather."
Immortal Bird continues to tour in support of the maniacal "Akrasia" EP, released late last year via Closed Casket Recordings.
10/15/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL at Cobra Lounge w/ Pyrrhon, Artificial Brain
10/16/2014 Coach & Horses - Windsor, ON
10/17/2014 Duffy's Tavern - Toronto, ON
10/18/2014 Sammy's Patio - Revere, MA
10/20/2014 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY w/ Dead Congregation, Mausoleum, Pissgrave
10/21/2014 Millcreek Tavern - Philadelphia, PA w/ Krieg
10/22/2014 Skid Row Garage - York, PA w/ Krieg
10/23/2014 Howlers - Pittsburgh, PA
10/24/2014 Carabar - Columbus, OH More...
Mexican metalcore band With No Mercy has a music video out now for the track "Disease," which was included on the recent EP release "Becoming The Enemy."
The track was originally recorded at PIrecords, while the video was filmed by Alzada Films and can be seen below.
Hailing from the Appalachian mountains of East Tennessee, Generation Of Vipers is a band that has always operated outside the normal trappings of "extreme" or "heavy" music.
Following the release of 2011's "Howl and Filth" the band is now preparing to further this sentiment with a fourth opus of abstract punk/metal titled "Coffin Wisdom." Pre-orders are available at this location. The following press release was also issued:
"Engineered by Travis Kammeyer (A Storm of Light, U.S. Christmas, Ocoai, etc.) and mixed by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Cave In, Made Out of Babies, Blue Man Group, etc.) at Translator Audio in Brooklyn, NY, Coffin Wisdom displays the bands most focused and realized album to date.
"Consisting of 7 tracks of noisy and visceral music that at times borders on the Amphetamine Reptile days of yore, yet simultaneously harnesses a maturity and spiritual awareness to it that is difficult to quantify with mere words. Imagine if Amebix and Quicksand wrote songs about numerology and Witchcraft or if Godflesh and Helmet wrote songs touching on sleep paralysis and psychotic paranoia and you would have at least one foot on the right path. This is smart, honest, violent and powerful music that will hit you with the force of a twenty-car pile up.
"Coffin Wisdom is an honest and unique collection of songs that further the bands own legacy of creating boundary-pushing music that comes from a truly genuine and vulnerable place. Fans of bands such as Unsane, Thou, Yob and other forward thinking artists of that ilk will be pleasantly surprised. Josh Holt and Billy Graves are also both active members of Neurot recording artists U.S. Christmas, A Storm of Light and Mustard Gas and Roses."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Damaged Awake
2. Coffin Wisdom
3. Dark Matter
4. You Deserve This
6. Stolen Voices
7. Crawling on the Ceiling More...
Ruled By Reason has a new video clip out now for the track "Coalesce," which can be seen below. The band also comments:
"'Coalesce' was really the first song we wrote on our quest to re-style our sound. It bridges the gap between our old and new writing styles, and as usual, embodies some progressive and melodic elements that we love.
"Much like our video for 'Ascension,' this compilation took a ridiculously long time to piece together. But the countless hours spent searching for perfect video clips and all the meticulous editing was completely worth it in the end."
Ever wonder what it would be like to be held hostage in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre house and break bread with the craziest family in horror history? Have you always dreamed of eating in the same room as Leatherface?! Well, the fiendish ghouls from the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival would love to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to make your nightmare a reality!
On Saturday, October 25th, for the first time in 40 years, the entire cast of TXCM will return to the Grand Central Café in Kingsland, Texas, 90 minutes outside of Austin,to spend an afternoon at the actual Texas Chain Saw Massacre house. In addition, they will be joined by the cast of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2,as well as HHFF co-founders heavy metal legend Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell. More...
Moscow punk pioneers Tarakany! are debuting a music video for the single "God and Police," which comes off their album "MaximumHappy" and features Chris No. 2 from Anti-Flag. Tarakany! comments:
"'God and Police' speaks up against church and state, the two stereotypical pillars of Russian culture, and jabs at the pro-Putin regime and its supporters.
"The song embodies not only the satirical style of Tarakany!, but carries the message of anti-oppression which Anti-Flag has been spreading for years. That being said, it's no surprise that Chris agreed to lend his vocals to the track back in 2012. 1.5 years after the studio recording, the two bands got to share a stage at Dobrofest in Russia, where Chris performed live with Tarakany! and where video was filmed.
"'God and Police' is Chris' first experience singing in Russian. As a group, this song represents Anti-Flag's chance to address Russian fans in their native language and just goes to show there are no cultural or ideological barriers between Russian and American musicians." More...
Madrid's prog metal outfit Pervy Perkin has made the full "Ink" album (self-released by the band earlier this year) available for streaming online.
Check out all of "Ink" below, or pick up your own copy at Bandcamp here. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Opening Credits 05:08
2. Of Echoes and Reflections 12:04
3. New Dawn 05:41
4. The Tree in the Sky 04:47
5. Peanut Butterfly 05:34
6. The End of the Beginning 08:01
7. Falling from Earth 05:23
8. Morphosis 26:23
9. Memories of the Water 11:15
10. Asleep In a Wormhole 04:15
11. Shades under a City Lamppost 05:53
12. Far Away Crusade Defending the Colonies of Satellite A.T.L.A.S. 04:03
13. 3:11 A.M. (The Crystal Clock) 06:04
14. S!urm 08:02
15. T.I.M.E. (Part 3: The Sign on the Wall) 20:54
16. Epilogue 03:52 More...
It's with utmost pleasure that Indisciplinarian announces the upcoming self-titled debut album from Denmark grinding outfit Piss Vortex on November 3rd. The label comments:
"Formed 2011 in Copenhagen, Piss Vortex is the incarnation of raw inspiration, imagination and energy. As unrelenting and intense as it is uniquely different from the rest of their native scene, the sound of the band can be described as an abrasive amalgamation of the blastbeat-driven fury of old-school grindcore, the filthy twang of noise rock and the mind-bending intricacy of early-00's chaotic hardcore.
"The band's self-titled debut album is the result of three years of experimentation, writing and shaping what has now taken the form of fourteen crushing tracks in the album's twenty-three-minute run time. Produced by Jakob Reichert Nielsen (Lack, Rising, Anti Ritual) and mastered by Brad Boatright (no introduction needed), the album is a hectic tour de force in relentless creativity, blinding aggression and off-the-wall musicianship. This band doesn't give a single fuck about genre conventions, but solely strives to write, record and perform absolutely crushing progressive music while fucking with all minds within earshot -- including their own -- in the process." More...
Turkish death metal band Decimation and Comatose Music are joining forces once again to release the new album "Reign of Ungodly Creation," due out December 9th. Comatose Music comments:
"This full length is the follow up to their 2010 release 'Anthems of an Empyreal Dominion.' During their fifteen years of existence, Decimation has crafted a very unique and technical style that gives them a distinct sound with an extremely eerie and dissonant aura of brutality.
"Mind bending riffs with ferocious drumming and guttural vocals collide to bring this ungodly creation of death metal that is certain to reign supreme in 2014!
"This CD release includes a 16 page booklet featuring the brilliant artwork of the legendary Dan Seagrave. Mixed and mastered by Sasha Borovykh at TsunTsun Productions." More...
The founders of the Belgian festival Tongeren Metal Fest are pleased to announce that the festival will take place again on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at the de VELINX venue.
The successful first edition took place earlier this year and featured bands like Asphyx, Angel Witch, and many others.
Promotor Willem Van Maele commented: "It's a great honour to be invited again to organize the festival at the beautiful and professional venue de VELINX. It is obvious that our goal remains the same: presenting the best bands under excellent conditions at the lowest ticket price possible."
The first bands will be announced soon. Band applications are also being welcomed by the festival. Check out the 2014 edition's recap video below. More...
Photographer Jeremy Saffer will be bringing his patented brand of metal madness to Rock & Shock 2014.
"Jeremy Saffer Presents: The Rocking Dead" will feature some of your favorite rock stars in all of their gothic glory meeting fans and signing autographs as part of the 11th annual horror and music convention.
The showcase is set to feature Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13, Faster Pussycat guitarist Ace Von Johnson, Deadstar Assembly and Genitorturers drummer Kriz DK and Dope/Static X guitarist Virus.
This roster of rockers will be joining previously announced guests such as Brad Dourif (Child's Play, Halloween, The Lord of the Rings), Tara Reid (Sharknado 1 & 2, Urban Legend, American Pie series) and John Ratzenberger (Motel Hell, Cheers, Toy Story 1-3). A complete list of the October convention's guests as well as performers can be found at this location. More...
The Belgian brutal death metal tornado Emeth returns with a 4th opus titled "Aethyr," which sees official release today via Xtreem Music. Stream the full album below, and the track listing is as follows:
01. I Became Flesh and Dwelleth Amongst Thee
02. Exterminate the Vacillating
04. Der Einsam Wandler
05. Suffering Comes with thy Name
06. Eidolons of Ash
07. The Hour of the Great Contempt
08. Wrath Upon the Cursed
09. Lama Sabachtani
10. Serpents Walk as if Human More...
Striker has issued the following brief announcement about cancelling upcoming North American tour dates:
"We are extremely disappointed to announce that due to reasons beyond our control, we are forced to drop off of the Onslaught/Artillery North American tour.
"We'd like to apologize to our Canadian and American fans and are working to rebook something as soon as possible."
Striker also just released new album "City Of Gold," which can be heard in full via the SoundCloud player below. More...
All-female outfit Hellcats today presents a new video for the song "Now Is My Time" from the "Warrior Princess" album.
The video was filmed at various location in Ljubljana. The song was written by sisters Sasha & Sonja Zagorc and recorded in collaboration with the producer Davor Kontic at the Conti Studio. "Warrior Princess" was self-released by the band at the end of 2013.
As part of a swarm of new titles from Magic Bullet Records due for release over the coming months, the label is proud to announce the impending stateside issues of Beastmilk's "Use Your Deluge" EP and "White Stains on Black Wax" single. The label comments:
"Initially issued as a self-released cassette in 2010, which Fenriz of Darkthrone praised in his Band Of The Week features, several hundred copies of the White Stains on Black Tape demo tape sold out immediately.
"The strength of the material on White Stains on Black Tape garnered the attention and appreciation of Finland's Svart Records, who issued the songs on vinyl in 2011. In the years to follow, the 7" and tape became cult favorites amongst rabid underground music fans. Metal Hammer Germany wrote that 'Beastmilk ounds like the secret recording from a psychedelic mass, located stylistically between Roky Erickson, early Misfits, and The Devil's Blood.'
"Use Your Deluge was originally issued as a four-song 7" in 2012. Early discoverers of the EP were treated to the apocalyptic post punk brilliance that the rest of the world would come to clamor for a year later with the band's Climax LP. The expanded fervor for Climax sent music fans worldwide in search of the band's entire catalog, which depleted Svart's stock of the Use Your Deluge and White Stains on Black Wax stock overnight. 'Wicked...trippy...dreamy...and pretty fucking epic' said Rocknreelreviews about Use Your Deluge, and Avantgarde-Metal.com called it 'downer death-rock, heavily indebted to the likes of early Christian Death and similar noctambulant cobweb-mongers.'
"Rabid demand for both releases drove eBay activity through the roof, causing the band to enlist Svart and Magic Bullet Records to repress both EPs in efforts meet the sudden and increasing demand.
"Magic Bullet will release both Use Your Deluge and White Stains on Black Wax on colored vinyl and digital platforms for North American fans on October 14th, 2014, as well as a Black Friday edition of Use Your Deluge to follow." More...
Aevangelist's new album "Writhes In The Murk" is out now via Debemur Morti Productions, and today the full release can be heard online in the player below. The label comments:
"Writhes in the Murk signifies the next phase in the existence of Aevangelist's approach to experimental and extreme dark music.
"Falling somewhere within, but never fully defined by, the current boundaries of death metal, black metal, dark ambient, industrial, power violence, & black Noise with a heavy influence from choral music, jazz textures, and new age sensibilities.
"Writhes in the Murk is a musically diverse downward spiral of nightmare and horrifying bliss."
The album's track listing is as follows:
2. The Only Grave
6. Harken to the Flesh
7. Halo of Lamented Glory
8. Writhes in the Murk More...
The Vancouver, BC jazz/thrash architects in Expain have teamed up with MetalVideo.com for the premiere of new clip "Aggressions Progression," which features footage from the band's performance earlier this Summer on The Invisible Orange's Metal Cruise. Watch the video over at this location.
The video is in support of debut album "Just The Tip," released on June 24th. You can also stream the entire album below. Catch Expain live on these dates:
November 13 - Red Room Ultra Bar - Vancouver, BC w/ Onslaught, Artillery, Striker
December 6 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC (Diecember Fest #6 w/ Burning Ghats, Ogroem, The Villain Avian Symphony, M16, Neck of The Woods, Skull Vultures, The Hallowed Catharsis) More...
Deaf Eyes has inked a deal with the label Argonauta Records, and a new song titled "The Eyes Of Regret" can be heard below. Argonauta Records comments:
"The instrumental post metal band, started as a side project of experimental psych prog metal group Incoming Cerebral Overdrive, was born in 2013 to explore obscure experimental sounds and atmospheres, a monolithic approach to hard and heavy riffs with a 'delayed research' of alternative vibes mixed in a psychedelic mood.
"Think of a blend of Pelican, Russian Circles, Breach and a heavy version of Goblin. The self-titled debut will be released in November on CD and digital supports.
"The album has been recorded at Ampire Studio (Pistoia - Italy) by Stefano Tocci and Deaf Eyes, mastered at Studio 73 (Ravenna - Italy) by Riccardo 'Paso' Pasini." More...
Fear Factory has signed a deal for North America & Europe with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The label comments:
"Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989, Fear Factory changed the world of metal and have become a huge influence on the genre ever since their inception. The band’s unique sound helped bridge the gap between death metal, grindcore, thrash, and industrial on landmark releases like 'Soul Of A New Machine,' 'Demanufacture,' and the gold-selling release, 'Obsolete.'
"Fear Factory is currently working on material for a Nuclear Blast debut. The as-of-yet-untitled album will be co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with Cazares and Bell. A Winter 2015 release is expected."
Guitarist Dino Cazares had this to say: "Evolution and change are key elements in the non-stop growth of Fear Factory. With that said, I am proud to be back working alongside the first man to believe in what we were doing back in 1990. He took a chance and signed us, and the rest is history. Monte Conner, once the main A&R man at Roadrunner Records, has now once again come back into the Fear Factory family with his new home - Nuclear Blast Entertainment. We can't wait to deliver an epic new album to kick off this new era."
"Fear Factory is truly one of the groundbreaking metal bands of our time,” adds Conner. “On their 1992 debut 'Soul Of A New Machine,' Burton C. Bell introduced the world to the alternating heavy and melodic dual vocal approach that would go on to become a staple in metal to this very day. The following year, they were the first metal band to enter the industrial/dance remix world with the pioneering 'Fear Is The Mindkiller' EP. And look at the countless metal bands who have since imitated the unique machine gun-style rhythm section, created when Dino Cazares' staccato riffs locked in perfectly with the syncopated kick drums. I am excited to be reunited with this legendary band, and I am certain their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut will be another Fear Factory classic."
Japan's masters of destruction from Desecravity have today released a new music video for the track "Bloody Terpsichorean Art." Watch the new clip below.
"Bloody Terpsichorean Art" is taken off the impending album release "Orphic Signs," due out via Willowtip Records on November 15th, 2014.
Earlier this month Belgian epic black metal band Saille revealed details for a forthcoming record titled "Eldritch," which will be released on November 10th via Code666 Records. The band has since released a teaser video and offered some further insight into the album, discussing the writing, recording and artwork. Check it out below.
“‘Eldritch’ differs quite a bit from our two previous albums,” keyboardist Dries Gaerdelen begins. “We wanted the new songs to be more guitar oriented and more edgy, so we worked on the songs in a different way than we used to. Guitar players Reinier Schenk and Jonathan Vanderwal started writing the songs from a guitar perspective adding the keyboards and drums later on. On our two previous albums ‘Ritu’ and ‘Irreversible Decay’ the songs were created the other way around.
“Our new drummer Kevin De Leener had a big impact on the creation of this album, as his input from a drummers perspective was higher than we're used to. These factors, songs being based on drums and guitars, form a solid base for haunting melodic black metal songs.
“We started writing the new songs immediately after the release of our second album ‘Ritu’ (2013). This gave us more time for the pre-production process, which made everyone more prepared and focussed. After the recording of the drums, bass and guitars, we chose again to record some real classical instruments. We have recorded violin, cello and trumpet as we have done on our previous albums; new to ‘Eldritch’ are the introductions of the oboe and a great stage piano. Recording these instruments isn't the easy way, but it sure adds to the atmosphere we wanted to create.
“All of the lyrics on ‘Eldritch’ were written by Saille's vocalist Dennie Grondelaers and are based on horror literature, both classics, turn-of-the-20th-century and modern stories & books. The lyrics explore the pure nature of horror as conceived in different times and media. They complete the songs by adding in horror, the untouchable and the uncomfortable in an organic and unforced way. More...
The relentless metal leviathans from Hate have finished mastering their new opus, "Crvsade:Zero," for release in early 2015 via Napalm Records.
The band recorded 13 songs – 10 new tracks plus three special cuts – at Hertz Studio, Poland. Some fragments of the new opus will be presented in the upcoming months in the form of tease trailers. The band comments:
"There will be some magnificent graphics and lyrical fragments revealed. So stay alert! More updates are coming very soon!!!
"By the way, we want to familiarize you with one of our closest co-workers Michal Staczkun, who was mainly responsible for sampled structures and ambient soundscapes of the new songs and intros. Here you may check some of his works done for HATE as well as other artists."
Today, the black/death barbarians in Perdition Temple reveal a teaser video for the new track "The Tempter's Victorious," set to be the title track to a forthcoming new album.
The band's first album for new label home Hells Headbangers, "The Tempter's Victorious" will feature eight new tracks and striking cover art done by Adam Burke. The album will also be preceded by a 7" EP, with an exclusive original Perdition Temple track as well as a special B-side cover track.
A release date for "The Tempter's Victorious" is tentatively set for early 2015, with a specific release date to be confirmed shortly.
In other Perdition Temple news, the band has solidified its lineup, which is now as follows:
Gene Palubicki - guitars (Apocalypse Command, Blasphemic Cruelty, ex-Angelcorpse)
Bill Taylor - guitars (Immolation, ex-Angelcorpse, ex-Feldgrau, ex-Xenomorph)
Impurath - vocals (Black Witchery, ex-Irreverent)
Ronnie Parmer - drums (Catalysis)
Gabriel Gozainy - bass More...