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Last updated on December 12, 2013 at 8:42 AM ET
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8 news articles posted today (and counting...)
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 worldwide in February 2014 (exact date and track listing have not yet announced) via SPV/Steamhammer Records.
Battleaxe previously released two albums "Burn This Town" (1983), which will be reissued in January and "Power From the Universe" (1984). The last effort was an EP released in 2005 called "Nightmare Zone."
Napalm Records has announced the signing of Cavalera Conspiracy! The Thrash Metal outfit, which features ex-Sepultura members/brothers Max & Igor Cavalera, have signed a worldwide record deal with the Austrian based label. The band is currently working on the still untitled third studio effort. According to the 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!"