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Last updated on March 2, 2015 at 2:02 PM ET
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26 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Sacramento, CA's modern death metal juggernaut The Kennedy Veil has released a new play through video with guitarist Kc Childers performing the track "Perfidia."
The track is taken from crushing debut album, "Trinity of Falsehood," which saw release on Jan 21st, 2014 via Unique Leader Records. The album was produced by Nick Botelho at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, California. You can also see the band live:
05/01 - 05/02 - Jub Jub's - Reno, NV - Spring Meltdown Fest (w/ Conducting from the Grave, Inanimate Existence, Embryonic Devourment, Ænimus, and more) More...
The first single from the upcoming debut LP by New Jersey's Suburban Scum has been released early via Lambgoat. "Death Is Destiny" comes online as the band takes bruising new anthems cruising across the country on tour (dates below).
This new Suburban Scum album "Ultimate Annihilation" was recorded at the Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey with producer Will Putney (Body Count, Vision Of Disorder, The Acacia Strain), the man also responsible for mixing and mastering the album.
"Ultimate Annihilation" also bears guest vocal contributions from Justice Tripp (Trapped Under Ice, Angel Du$t), Brendan Garrone (Incendiary), and Gregory Falchetto (The Mongoloids), and is fitted with cover artwork by Jesse Schallart (Skeletonwitch, Xibalba, Discourse). The track listing is as follows:
1. The Beginning Of The End
2. Ultimate Annihilation
3. Forced Through Fire
4. Zero Tolerence
5. Love And Hate
6. Pain Is Promised
7. Ready For War
8. Misery Loves Company
9. Six Feet Under
10. Watch It Burn
11. The Calm Before The Storm
12. Death Is Destiny More...
Ottawa's A Darker Day just released a re-issue of "Sweet Release" featuring new vocalist, Adam Loback. Give it a listen below.
The single was mixed and mastered by Walls of Jericho guitarist, Mark Hasty, and is available for free download at Bandcamp here.
A Darker Day is also currently recording a new full-length album with Adam, which is expected to be released this coming Summer / Fall 2015. More...
Tomorrow, UDR Music will release "Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute," an album of cover tracks recorded to memorialize Randy Rhoads, lead guitarist for legendary hard rock and metal bands Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. The digipack version of the album will also include an accompanying bonus DVD.
The tribute features appearances by Tom Morello, Chuck Billy, Alexi Laiho, Vinnie Appice, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Frankie Banali, George Lynch, Gus G., Doug Aldrich, Dweezil Zappa and others. More...
"Savage Land" is the forthcoming debut full-length from death metal perpetrators Gruesome.
Featuring within its bestial ranks members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation and Derketa, Gruesome is a supergroup of sorts paying homage to the game-changing sounds of Death's early recordings.
Gruesome was borne out of guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey (Exhumed) and drummer Gus Rios' (Malevolent Creation) mutual involvement with the Death To All tours. The result is the eight scathing tracks contained on "Savage Land."
Set for release next month, today team Gruesome offers up fourth track "Hideous" for communal absorption. The track is based on 1932 horror film, "Freaks," in which the characters were played by people who worked as carnival sideshow performers and had real deformities. The original version was considered too shocking to be released, and no longer exists.
Rios further elaborates, "'Hideous' was one of the last songs to be written for the album. By that point Matt had really hit a stride with the writing and this song turned out to be one of our favorites! It seamlessly blends influences from the first three Death albums with even a tiny tip of the hat to Human. Listen closely after the solo section...you'll swear it's 1988 for real! We sincerely hope that everyone enjoys this as much as we did creating it! Hail Chuck [Schuldiner]!" More...
Italian psychedelic doom / rock band Bantoriak has a new video clip online for the track "Lysergic Tantra," taken from the upcoming album "Weedooism."
This new clip is available below, and the "Weedooism" album will drop as a physical CD and digital download on April 13th, 2015 via Argonauta Records.
Tasmanian extreme technical metal band Psycroptic has teamed up with Decibel Magazine to stream the group's entire new self-titled album online.
Listen to all of "Psycroptic" in the player below. The album will officially drop via Prosthetic Records on March 10th, 2015 with pre-orders still available at this location. You can catch the band live on these dates:
3/12 Perth, AU – Amplifier ^
3/13 Melbourne, AU – The Hi-Fi *
3/14 Adelaide, AU – The New Dead Festival (Fowlers) *
3/15 Ballarat, AU – Karova Lounge *
3/18 Geelong, AU – The Barwon Club #
3/19 Lanceston, AU – Club 54 #
3/20 Hobart, AU – The Brisbane Hotel #
3/21 Melbourne, AU – Wrangler Studios #
3/25 Canberra, AU – The Basement &
3/26 Newcastle, AU – The Cambridge Hotel &
3/27 Sydney, AU – The Factory Theater &
3/28 Brisbane, AU – Crowbar &
4/3 Woolner, AU – The Chippo
6/07 Osaka, JP – Nanba Rockets
6/08 Tokyo, JP – Duo Music Exchange
8/05 Prague, CZ – Brutal Assault 2015
^ with Goatwhore & Earth Rot
* with Goatwhore, Earth Rot & Aversions Crown
# with Goatwhore, Disentomb & Whoretopsy
& with Goatwhore, Disentomb & Ouroboros More...
Swedish melodic / symphonic death metal act Meadows End has now released song #2 from the concept album "Sojourn."
"Sojourn" will be released across the entire span of the year, with one song coming online at the end of each month.
This latest track is titled "Remnants" and can be heard below. Previously posted first track "Amidst The Villains" is also available at this location.
During the 1999 - 2006 Meadows End wrote and recorded 12 concept songs that ended up on various demos and EPs, which all deserved better a destiny than to be forgotten. "Remnants" was originally recorded in 2004 and this is a re-recording for the year-long "Sojourn" experiment.
Deep in the woodlands of Hertfordshire, one band looks to the north-east for inspiration. Drawing from the same wells as Finland's incredible melodic death metal bands, Countless Skies pay fair tribute to such acts as Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, Ghost Brigade and Dark Tranquillity.
The band is currently working on a full-length album, which is tentatively announced for the end of 2015 / early 2016. In the mean time, you can hear the band's previous self-titled EP in full below. You can also catch the band live on these dates:
March 28th – The Castle Tavern, Luton w/ Laterala, Satellites, Tacitus
April 2nd – Level 2 Esquires, Bedford w/ Aghast!, Perdisian, Basilisk
April 19th – South Sea, Sheffield w/ The Infernal Sea, Fireblade, Ulfaar, Myth of a Life
May 16th – The Old Angel, Nottingham w/ Sephirothic
May 30th – The Boathouse, Cambridge w/ Shrapnel, Black Polaris, Ten Ton Tabby, ScarCity
June 12th – The Portland Arms, Cambridge w/ Abhorrent Decimation, King Leviathan, Dismanibus More...
Los Angeles, California's Coal Chamber will release new album "Rivals" on May 19th in North America via Napalm Records. This is the band's first new album in over thirteen years and features producer Mark Lewis at the helm.
Today the first song from "Rivals" has come online thanks to Loudwire.com. The song entitled "I.O.U. Nothing," can be heard below. The new album's track listing is:
1. I.O.U. Nothing
2. Bad Blood Between Us
3. Light in the Shadows
4. Suffer in Silence
5. The Bridges You Burn
7. Another Nail in the Coffin
10. Dumpster Dive
11. Over My Head
12. Fade Away (Karma Never Forgets)
13. Empty Handed More...
Italian epic power metal act Drakkar has posted a lyric video for the new track "Run With the Wolf." The song is the title track of the upcoming new album, which drops via My Kingdom Music on March 16th.
The track list for the album is:
CD I: “Run With The Wolf”
1. Rise Of The Dark Lords (Intro)
2. Under The Banners Of War
3. Run With The Wolf
4. Watcher On The Wall
5. Ride The Storm
7. Southern Cross
8. Gods Of Thunder
10. Call Of The Dragonblood
CD II: “Coming From The Past” (Bonus CD)
1. Coming From The Past
3. Eridan Falls
4. Pure Of Heart
5. Galadriel' Song
Check out "Run With the Wolf" here: More...
With commanding might and old school conviction, Sister Sin delivers “Desert Queen,” the second video from "Black Lotus." Check it out below.
"We took a bit of inspiration from ancient times and aimed for a darker feeling in this video," explains guitarist Jimmy Hiltula. "Since the song has a dark feel to it, yet is very melodic, we wanted to capture that along with having the Desert Queen character in it. Also, we wanted to take some focus off the band and give more room for Liv portraying this gypsy kind of woman, reading cards and being enigmatic.”
Hiltula continues on the filming, “The desert shots were absolutely crucial for the whole video and 11 Frames (producer) did an awesome job with these beautiful pictures. We couldn't be more excited about this video! We have all met the Desert Queen in our lives (or eventually will), the mystery lies beyond."
The Belgian epic black metal band Signs Of Darkness and Shiver Records have set March 27th of 2015 as the release date for upcoming CD "The Age Of Decay." The new single "Terra Nullius" can also now be streamed through the YouTube clip below.
Signs Of Darkness comments: "Terra Nullius is the second track we unveil of our upcoming album 'The Age Of Decay.' The song was inspired by the emptiness we feel inside all of us and the relationship between ourselves and our surroundings. Sometimes it's better to follow the voice in your head, instead of listening to what other people have to say. The haunting icy scream in the middle of the song represents that idea."
"The Age Of Decay" was recorded at Artsounds Studios in Helchteren with producer and bandmember Peter Vaes. The artwork was taken care of by Marc at ArtWars Mediadesign and the track listing is as follows:
1. The Rise of Serpents
2. The Age of Decay
3. Suffer the Cold
4. Clouds Over Your Masada
6. Amidst The Fog
7. The Sound of a Desolate Winter
8. Terra Nullius
9. Like Flies On Your Coffin
10. The Lazarus Syndrome
11. The Circle of Serpents More...
The Greek black metal vanguard Devathorn is currently streaming the entirety of second album, "Vritra" - released last week via W.T.C. Productions - which can be heard below thanks to Decibel Magazine. The 11 mantras of raging black metal madness are as follows:
I. Veritas Universalis
II. Doctrina Fide
III. Cathedral of Set
IV. Ars Diaboli
V. Cantibus Ad Messorem, Sanctus Mors
VI. Principes of Chaos
VII. Sapphires of Vritra
VIII. Verba Inermis
IX. The Venomous Advent
X. Promethean Descent
XI. Draco Adligat Mundi More...
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of the cult death/black metal horde Grave Desecrator.
Grave Desecrator (Butcherazor – Guitars/Voices, Black Sin and Damnation – Guitars, Élson “El” Necrogoat – Bass, Márcio Slaughterer – Drums) will release a punishing new album via Season of Mist in 2015. The label also comments:
"Founded in 1998 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Grave Desecrator have established a reputation as one of the most savage and brutal South American metal bands through the release of two full-length albums and several well-received splits (including much sought-after splits with Archgoat and Black Witchery).
"Adhering to the extreme ways of their predecessors in Brazil, Grave Desecrator are true torch bearers of the underground, firmly placing themselves among the ranks of entities such as Sarcofago, early Sepultura, and Mutilator."
Regarding the signing, Grave Desecrator bassist E. Necrogoat comments: "A pact has been sealed, and we are very proud of it! Season of Mist will be in charge to spread our waves of sonic desecration, striking down the earth in witching hour!" More...
Leaves' Eyes has entered Mastersound Studio in Germany to record the follow up to the 2014 release "Symphonies of the Night" (see review here). The as of yet untitled release is targeted for a late 2015 drop and will be a conceptual release about highly important chapter in Norwegian history.
Vocalist Liv Kristine posted the following update:
"Dear Fans & Friends,
"[G]ood news from Mastersound Studio!
"We are in the midst of recording Leaves' Eyes new full-length album.
"The album's concept is rooted in a highly important chapter in the history of Norway. The sagas of Norway's kings and the middle-ages has always been of great interest to me and it's such a pleasure to compose and record this huge soundtrack with my dream team here at Mastersound Studio. Thanx to my guys for these enchanting tunes and killer production!
"The album will be released in the second half of 2015.
"More news will follow soon!" More...
German industrial metal act A Life Divided released a preview clip for the upcoming new release "Human." The album is set to drop via AFM Records on April 10th (EU) and April 28th (USA).
Check out the teaser clip here:
David Shankle Group, featuring ex-Manowar guitarist David Shankle and Damien Thorne vocalist Warren Halvarson, has detailed the band's upcoming third full length studio album, which will be entitled "Still A Warrior." The album is set for release on April 24, 2015 via Pure Steel Records.
The track list for the release is:
1. Still A Warrior
3. Glimpse Of Tomorrow
4. Demonic Solo* (From the movie "Jezebeth")
5. Fuel For The Fire
6. Eye To Eye
7. The Hitman (instrumental)
8. Suffer In Silence (Agenda 21)
9. Into The Darkness
10. Across The Line Total
The album's artwork can be viewed here: More...
U.K. melodic metal act Neonfly released a new music video for the track "Better Angels." The song appears on the latest album "Strangers In Paradise," which was issued last November via Inner Wound Recordings.
Alongside the band, the video, directed by Ben Herbert, features the outstanding gymnastic talents of 2012’s Team Great Britain Olympians Lynne Hutchison and Jade Faulkner, who were part of the Rhythmic Gymnast Team.
"Better Angels" is also released as a digital single, which includes the exclusive b-side "Falling Star (Piano Version)" feat. keyboard player Günter Werno of Vanden Plas.
Check out "Better Angels" here: More...
Norway's Enslaved is streaming the entire new release "In Times" in the player below. The album is set for release on March 6th (EU), March 9th (UK) and March 10th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out our review over at this location.
The band is set to embark on a North American tour this week with YOB and Ecstatic Vision on March 5th in San Diego. For dates and venues, head over to this location.
The track list for "In Times" is:
1. Thurisaz Dreaming (see music video here)
2. Building With Fire
3. One Thousand Years Of Rain
4. Nauthir Bleeding
5. In Times
Check out the album stream here: More...
Kansas melodic death metal act Ashes in Vein released a new music video for the track "Misery." The song is the opening song of the debut self-titled EP, which was issued on February 24th.
The track list for the EP is:
2. Ashes In Vein
4. Until the End of Time
The video was directed by Andrew Rodriguez and can be viewed here:
Belgian power/progressive act Ethernity posted a video studio report featuring the guitar recordings for the upcoming debut album "Obscure Illuisions. The album is set to drop on March 20th.
The album's title track will feature vocal guest appearances by Evergrey vocalist Tom Englund (Epysode), Kelly Sundown Carpenter (Darkology) and Marco Basile (DGM). The album was mixed/mastered by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Empyrios) at Domination Studio, Italy.
The track list for "Obscure Illusions" is:
1. False Lamentations
2. Entities (see music video here)
3. Shadows on the Wall
4. Secret Door
5. Never Thought (You Would Make Me Go)
8. Broken Memories
9. After All Has Turned To Pain
12. Obscure Illusions
Check out the clip, featuring lead guitarist Gregory Discenza here: More...
Italian symphonic/melodic metal act Temperance released a lyric video for the new track "Me, Myself & I," the first single from the band's upcoming sophomore release "Limitless." The album is set to drop via Scarlet Records on March 31, 2015. A review for the album can be found at this location.
The album's track listing is as follows:
2. Amber & Fire
3. Save Me
5. Mr. White
6. Here & Now
7. Omega Point
8. Me, Myself & I
9. Side By Side
12. Get A Life
Check out "Me, Myself & I" here: More...
Japanese symphonic death metal outfit Serenity In Murder will be releasing its second album "The Highest Of Dystopia" on March 18th via Spiritual Beast/Universal Music. In anticipation of the new album the band offers a first taste of it by streaming audio samples of each song.
Check out the album teaser for "The Highest Of Dystopia" below.
Of Mice & Men is streaming another bonus cut titled "Something to Hide", which will be added to the new album's "Restoring Force: Full Circle" deluxe edition. Restoring Force: Full Circle is available now for purchase in a variety of bundle options HERE.
Check out now "Something to Hide" below.
Faith No More is streaming the brand new song "Superhero" off the upcoming new album "Sol Invictus" below. "Sol Invictus" was produced by Bill Gould and recorded in the band’s Oakland, Calif. studio.
Explains Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum why the band decided to make its first new album since 1997: "We got really bored with what we were doing, and we also felt like there are a whole lot of people out there who look to us to be inspired and encouraged by what we do artistically. So to be doing old songs on a big stage with a lot of people watching over and over, it felt kind of cheap and easy and a little too safe of a place to be. That's not who we are."