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Last updated on May 21, 2013 at 1:38 PM ET
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16 news articles posted today (and counting...)
One month from now, Evoken will begin the "Procession Of The Plague" European tour. The tour begins at France’s Hellfest and also features Ophis and Evadne on a number of dates.
As part of the itinerary, Evoken will also appear at Finland’s Tuska Open Air and The Czech Republic’s Obscene Extreme fest. Dates for the Procession Of The Plague tour are as follows:
06/21 – Clission, France @ HELLFEST
06/22 – Arnhem, Holland @ Willenmeen (w/Ophis, Evadne and Faal)
06/23 – London, UK @ Boston Music Room (w/Ophis Evadne and INDESINENCE)
06/24 – Mechelen, Belgium @ Kamikaze (w/Ophis Evadne)
06/25 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Grey Hall (w/Neurosis)
06/27 – Riga, Latvia @ MELNA PIEKTDIENA (w/ Ophis Evadne Frailty and Eschatos)
06/28 – Vana Vigala, Estonia @ Hard Rock Laager Fest
06/29 – Helsinki, Finland Tuska Open Air
07/01 – Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
07/02 – Erfurt, Germany TBA
07/03 – Trutnov, Czech Republic @ Obscene Extreme
07/04 – Vienna, Austria @ Escape (w/ Iron Heel and Vortigan)
07/05 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Werk 21 (w/ Schammasch and Excruciation)
07/06 – Bresso (Milano), Italy @ Blue Rose
Vancouver thrash act Terrifier (formerlly known as Skull Hammer) posted a preview clip for the band's upcoming EP "Metal Or Death." The EP is the follow up to the 2012 self-issued debut (as Skull Hammer) "Destroyers of the Faith." The new EP will be available via the band on July 1, 2013.
Check out the preview clip here:
Caro will release new album "Letchworth Village" this coming July 17th, 2013 via Rogue Records America. Today the band has released a new single from the album titled "Blacklisted," which can be heard at the Caro Facebook profile here.
According to a press release, "Letchworth Village" is a "9 song thrash metal assault, showing the band's growth as a thrash band and also showing that Caro is dead serious about the music they create." More...
Canadian thrash monsters Fatality have revealed the track listing for their upcoming album "Psychonaut," which is set for release on June 28th, 2013 along with an epic tour of Canada and the USA that will kick off in Oshawa, ON June 21st and wrap up in Buffalo, NY on August 28th.
The first single "Thoughts Collide" is now streaming below. The full "Psychonaut" track listing is as follows:
1. Enter Purgatory
2. Thoughts Collide
4. Before the Collapse
5. Towards Disaster
7. Satan's Shepherd
8. Thrashterpiece II
To fund the new album, upcoming tour, and music video, Fatality is reaching out to fans to raise $10,000 by June 4th through a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo.com here. Successfully raising over $3,500 in just a few weeks, fans continue to support the campaign and album through this new initiative. More...
Korn recently revealed the band had reunited with former guitarist Brian "Head" Welch to record a new album and perform upcoming live shows.
A Sound Of Thunder is streaming another new track - "My Disease" - a duet between vocalist Nina Osegueda and Ex-Iron Maiden/Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley. The song appears on the upcoming LP "Time's Arrow," which is scheduled for release on June 4, 2013 via the band's own label Mad Neptune Records.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Power Play
2. Time's Arrow
3. I Will Not Break (see lyric video)
4. Broken Bridge
5. Queen of Hell
6. Let's Start a Fire
7. I'll Walk With You
8. My Disease (featuring Blaze Bayley)
9. End of the Road
11. Reign of the Hawklords
Check out "My Disease" here: More...
Brutal Truth has announced a run of summer and fall European festival appearances and tour dates. Kicking off July 24th at Metal Camp in Slovenia, the grind veterans will perform a string of 10 dates before heading back in September for another run. A complete listing of dates is included below, with more to be announced shortly.
Brutal Truth released last full-length "End Time" in 2011. That album along with numerous other Brutal Truth releases is available for streaming via Bandcamp here. The band also recently remixed a track from "End Time" featuring numerous guests, which will be released in the near future via Relapse as a split with powerviolence vets Bastard Noise. Details on this split will be announced shortly.
Brutal Truth's Danny Lilker comments: "Brutal Truth is psyched to head back over to Europe this summer to grind! We hope to see all the grindfreaks coming out to witness the mayhem. SMOKE GRIND SLEEP."
Dan O'hare adds, "I can't wait to get out and play brand new songs from our upcoming release for all the sick grindfreaks in Europe. This will be my first summer festival tour as the new guitarist in Brutal Truth and I can barely contain my inner grind animal! Grind until you're dead!" More...
North Carolina quartet ASG will release "Blood Drive," the band's first new album in nearly six years, on May 28th, 2013. The band is now streaming the 12-song release via Pitchfork Advance. Give the full album a listen at this location.
ASG was just added to Scion’s Rock Fest on June 1st in Memphis and will also play the Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh in early September. ASG plays a hometown, record release show on Friday at The Soapbox in Wilmington, N.C.
Pre-order bundles for the CD/2xLP/Digital album are available now via Relapse here. The 2xLP version of Blood Drive features an exclusive bonus track: “Mourning of the Earth.” The album's track listing is: More...
Detroit post hardcore act We Came As Romans will release third full-length album, "Tracing Back Roots," in Europe on July 26th via Nuclear Blast Records.
In March, the band traveled to Los Angeles to record the new album, teaming up with producer John Feldman. "It was a true joy to be included in Tracing Back Roots," notes Feldmann. "We Came As Romans push the boundaries of what modern alternative music should be, while staying authentic to their roots. One of the few new bands to keep true to their vision while developing as artists."
Lyricist/guitarist Joshua Moore adds, "It was honestly a dream come true for the band to be working with John Feldmann, with him being so well-respected and having produced some of our favorite CDs growing up. He brought this amazing new perspective to our group and really pushed me to step outside the box as a writer. I truly believe that this next record is all of the best elements of what we have done so far in music, combined with where we want to go and the music we want to play going forward."
Moore further elaborates on the band's musical evolution stating, "Though we've grown as individuals, musicians, and as a band over the years, we have never changed the meaning behind what our band is, and if anything, on this record we found greater meaning and purpose in the message we are trying to send to listeners. I think our fans will really understand and see that once they hear the album." More...
Los Angeles' blackened sludge act Black Sheep Wall is streaming three new tracks - "Ancient Fvck," "Provider" (8:35) and "Angelic Exorcism" (14:09) - which make up the band's new EP "It Begins Again," which is available via Season of Mist Records.
Check out the stream here:
Italian symphonic metal band Sound Storm posted a preview clip for the upcoming music video for the track "Promises." The song appears on the band's 2012 sophomore LP "Immortalia," which is available now via Scarlet Records (see Metal Underground.com's review over at this location).
The release date for the video has not yet been announced. Check out the trailer here:
Norwegian symphonic metal band Sirenia posted a second trailer for the band's upcoming LP "Perils of the Deep Blue" (the first can be seen over at this location). The album drops June 28th via Nuclear Blast Records and is the first to feature lead guitarist Jan Erik Soltvedt.
The track listing for the new release is:
1. Ducere Me in Lucem
2. Seven Widows Weep
3. My Destiny Coming to Pass
4. Ditt Endelikt
5. Cold Caress
8. Stille Kom Døden
9. The Funeral March
10. Profound Scars
11. A Blizzard Is Storming
Check out the latest trailer here: More...
German metal act SuidAkrA posted a track-by-track video for the band's upcoming release "Eternal Defiance." The album, he band's eleventh full length studio effort, is scheduled for release on May 24, 2013 via AFM Records and is the first to feature new guitarist/clean vocalist Marius Pesch (Kingdom of Salvation) and bassist Tim Siebrecht (Ex-Sleeping Gods).
Here, Arkadius (vocalist/keyboardist/founder) comments on the entire album:
Swedish thrash act Invasion announced that the band will release its debut LP "...And So It Begins" on June 28, 2013 via Pure Steel Records. The three piece was founded in 2006 and features Gehennah bassist Kalle Sundin (a/k/a Charley Knuckleduster), here on guitar.
According to the press release: "You will experience 40 minutes of powerful, uncomplicated thrashing, which will hit you right on your head. Some songs have blastbeat-passages and some borrowings from death-metal some parts can be compared somewhat with the Brazilian Torture Squad. Invasion's songwriting is based regardless of the modern and powerful production on old pioneers: the riffing reminds of Slayer in their phase between 1986 and 1990; the vocals show some influences by Kreator and Sodom."
The track list for "...And So It Begins" is as follows:
2. …And So It Begins
4. In The Trace Of The Warhead
5. Dystopia Arise
7. 50 Megatons Later
8. After The Disaster
9. Unholy Grounds
11. A World Gone Dead
12. Day After Doomsday
13. Let The 1st Bomb Fall More...
Finnish melodic death metal act Omnium Gatherum posted the second music video for the latest LP "Beyond" (released in February via Lifeforce Records). The album's fifth track "Formidable" was chosen for the latest and features footage from the band's hometown gig record release party for "Beyond." The video directed and shot by Hannu Mikkola from Visual Vortex.
The band's previous video, for track eight "The Unknowing," can be seen over at this location. Chck out "Formidable" here:
Finnish act Battle Beast posted a new music video for the track "Black Ninja." The song appears on the band's sophomore LP entitled "Battle Beast," which was issued in Europe in the last couple of days via Nuclear Blast Records. The album is the first to feature new vocalist Noora Louhimo.
Check out "Black Ninja" here: