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Last updated on October 27, 2016 at 9:45 AM ET
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22 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Italy's Sound Storm will release the new album "Vertigo" on December 2nd via RockShots Records. However, the first single "The Dragonfly" will be available on November 4th along with the opening of pre-orders for the full length.
Sound Storm are thrilled to unveil the extraordinary cover of "The Dragonfly" which can be viewed below. The masterful work as well as the whole concept artwork has been well-handled once again by the renowned artist Gustavo Sazes.
On the same day the single is released, the band will also release the pilot episode of the previously announced TV series, created by Sound Storm and realized by Grey Ladder in association with DImago Cine Stuff.
"'The Dragonfly' is the symbol of the whole concept, the element where all the story comes from. That's the reason why we've been teasing #followthedragonfly over the last two years" - comments the band - "We cannot wait to finally share with you the huge job we did so far, and the best is yet to come!"
The track list for "Vertigo" is:
2. The Dragonfly
5. Original Sin
6. The Ocean
10. The Last Breath More...
Graham Bonnet Band - featuring Alcatrazz vocalist Graham Bonnet - is streaming the new song "Where Were You?" The song is lifted from the upcoming new album "The Book," which drops on November 4th via Frontiers Records.
The double length effort features one disc of new tracks as well as a second featuring re-recorded classics from Bonnet's storied career.
The track list for "The Book" is:
1. Into The Night (see music video here)
2. Welcome To My Home
3. Earth's Child (I Am Your Son)
5. Dead Man Walking
6. Strangest Day
7. The Dance
8. Where Were You?
9. The Book
10. Everybody Wants To Go There
11. California Air
CD 2 (Re-recorded Classics):
1. Eyes Of The World
2. All Night Long
3. Lost In Hollywood
4. Since You Been Gone
5. Night Games
7. Assault Attack
9. Desert Song
10. Island In The Sun
11. Hiroshima Mon Amour
12. God Blessed Video
13. Will You Be Home Tonight
15. Stand In Line
16. Here Comes The Night (Down Without A Fight)
Check out "Where Were You?" here: More...
German metal act We Are Legend, featuring ex-Coronatus guitarist Dirk Baur and ex-Abraxas/ex-Stormwitch guitarist Siggi Maier, released a new music video for the track "This Holy Dark." The song appears on the 2013 debut album "Rise of the Legend," which is available via Pure Steel Records.
Check out the clip here:
Lebanese act Zix is streaming the new song "Heavens Eyes" in the player below. The song comes just ahead of the worldwide release of the debut album "The Tides of the Final War." The album drops via Pure Steel Records tomorrow, October 28th.
Zix was formed in 2010 by composer/bassist Ziad and is devoted to breaking metal music in the Middle East. Zix is fronted by Maya on vocals and features Argentinian guitarist Juan Carrizo on guitar and guest drummer for the debut Kenny Earl Rhino (ex-Manowar/ex-Death Dealer) (Zix's permanent drummer is Ziad Alam).
The track list for the album is:
1. Buyer Of Souls
2. Metal Strike
3. Tides Of The Final War (song streaming here)
4. Shadow Of A Dying Sun
6. Dark Days Of Babylon
7. Heavens Eyes
8. Thousand Wars At Sea
9. Night Of Evil
10. The Warwhore
Check out the "Heavens Eyes" here: More...
Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons Enslaved will release the "The Sleeping Gods - Thorn" compilation November 11th via By Norse Music. A full-length album comprised of rare material from 2010-2011, "The Sleeping Gods - Thorn" is a unique collection of experimental recordings connecting with the band's early roots.
In advance of its release, the band is currently streaming the song "Heimvegen" for communal worship. Check out the epic track in the player below.
"The Sleeping Gods - Thorn" will see release on limited edition blue vinyl (webshop edition), black vinyl, digipak CD, and digitally via By Norse Music. Preorder bundles are currently available at this location. More...
U.K. classic rockers Colour Of Noise released a new video for the single "Medicine Man." The song is taken from the 2015 self-titled debut album, issued on the band's own label Colour Of Noise/Townsend Music.
The thought-provoking single will be issued on CD on November 4th, 2016. The band is selling 50 limited edition singles, numbered and signed, which you can pre-order at this location.
Check out the video clip for "Medicine Man" here:
Street Symphonies Records is pleased to announce the signing of Daniel Gazzoli Project. The debut album, called "Night Hunter," is scheduled for release in December 2016.
Daniel Gazzoli Project is a solo project born from the idea of guitarist/songwriter Daniel Gazzoli. Strongly linked to the 80's sound, Daniel brings forth a hard rock debut album with heavy metal influences and touches of blues and melodic rock.
The album line-up features Leonardo F. Guillan (lead vocals), already known in the rock scene for a previous live collaboration with Soul Seller, Luca Ferarresi (drums), member of melodic rock band Perfect View, and Luca Zannoni (keyboards).
"Night Hunter" was recorded at Music Inside Studio (Rovereto Sulla Secchia, Modena, Italy), mixed and mastered by renowned producer Davide Rossi at Crazy For Sound Studio in San Giovanni Lupatoto (Verona, Italy).
More information, including release date, album artwork and track list is expected shortly. More...
Italian desert rock act Mars Era signed on with Argonauta Records for a debut release targeted to drop in early 2017.
Mars Era was born in Florence in 2014 from an idea of Michelangelo Verdelli, Tommaso Tassi, Davide Ferrara and Leonardo Storai. The band sound started with a classic “stoner” set up, and now the four piece combine psychedelic parts with heavy and stoner influences.
Inspired both by American progressive and alternative metal scene and the so called “desert” stoner rock, the music involves themes and landscapes typical of the 70’s space rock music.
The debut album will be a concept based on the dialogues of two main characters, symbolizing the Ying and the Yang. Chapter after chapter, song after song, the story develops like a cinematographic experience made of metaphysical and transcendental atmospheres.
The band commented: "We are very excited to join Argonauta Records, we are very impressed of their professionalism and how the label is evolving, we hope this experience will bring us new possibilities and inspirations for the future works."
More information on the album is expected shortly. More...
Italian death metal act Delirium X Tremens announced that the recently completed new album will be entitled "Troi." The album is will be issued soon via Punishment 18 Records and the release date will be announced soon.
The title of the new album means “path” in the dialect of Belluno. The release will be a concept (album) dedicated to the legends and real stories of the Dolomiti mountains: stories of men, enchanted and at the same time dark landscapes, an absorbing story which can transport the listener in another epoch, that age in which everything had its own real color. The frantic tale continues from the death of an Alpine soldier on the cold mountains: his spirit will reincarnate in an owl who will guide a young boy through the woods and paths up to his old house, where an old picture album is preserved. The concept will move between past and present, in a solemn, gloomy and melancholy atmosphere.
The cover and artwork (shown below) has been created by graphic artist Cristina Reolon, who perfectly captured the spirit of the album with her work.
The recording sessions took place at The Crowns Studios in Voltago Agordino under the guide of Fabio Perucchini. The mixing and mastering phase was a collaboration with Larsen Premoli at RecLab Studios in Milan.
The new release includes 8 tracks, as follows:
1. Ancient Wings
2. Col di Lana, Mount of Blood
3. The Dead of Stone
4. The Voice of the Holy River
6. Spettri Nella Steppa
7. When the Mountains Call the Storm
8. The Picture More...
German pagan black metal act Thormesis has completed the work on the fifth longplayer, which will be released in early 2017 via MDD Records. All album details are still under wraps, so expect more news shortly.
The band self-recorded and produced the the successor of "Freier Wille - Freier Geist." The album's artwork will be created by Bloodboy and Hubert Dürr (Internus).
Vocalist and guitarist Travos commented on what fans can expect: "I think that the new album is a logical development of 'Freier Wille - Freier Geist,' it just feels new and fresh and can not yet be judged objectively by ourselves. But we are extremely proud of how the album has developed slowly and what it has become. It will be our first album with O.D. At the drums. As a sound, I wanted the whole thing to sound like a big hit with pressure - and it does!“
The band has planned some special album release shows as follows:
10. Februar - 10. Februar - Frostfeuernächte 2017, Gräbendorf (near Berlin)
11. Februar - Adelsheim (w/SuidAkra, Imperium Dekadenz, Vargsheim, Delirium, Internus)
2016 marks the 30th Anniversary of the legendary New York Hardcore band Sick Of It All. and the band is celebrating with the new release "When the Smoke Clears." The release drops on November 18th via Century Media Records. Pre-orders can be made over here.
Today, the band issued a lyric video for the new song "Black Venom," which you can check out in the player below.
Instead of reciting the same stories and facts, the band set out to take fans on a literal look back at the last 30 years of Sick Of It All and invited some friends to do the talking - including personal liner notes from people such as Davey Havok (AFI), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Arthur Smilios (Gorilla Biscuits) and Matt Kelly (Dropkick Murphys). In order to properly celebrate this special occasion Sick Of It All recorded five brand new tracks in the unique and classic old school style to package along with rare photo archives as well as iconic shots from their past and present, compiled for a strictly limited, luxurious 60 page coffee table Artbook that is wrapped in fake leather. Needless to say lyrics for all songs are included as well.
The track list for the release is:
1. When The Smoke Clears
2. Black Venom
3. Doomed Campaign
4. Blood & Steel
Check out "Black Venom" here: More...
Hardcore outfit Withdrawal premieres a new song entitled "From Stone To Air; From Bone To Air", taken from the upcoming new album "Never", due out in stores November 4 through Escapist Records.
Check out now "From Stone To Air; From Bone To Air" below.
Italian old-school death metal unit Profanal premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Supreme Fire", set for international release on October 31st via Iron Tyrant.
Check out now "Supreme Fire" in its entirety below.
North Carolina-based depressive/suicidal black metal outfit Maugrim offers the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Primordial Venom", which saw its release last Friday via Bandcamp.
Check out now "Primordial Venom" in its entirety below.
Sterling Heights, Michigan's instrumental death metal trio Thoren premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Brennenburg", which will be out in stores this Friday, October 28th through Bandcamp.
Check out now "Brennenburg" in its entirety below.
Greek psychedelic black metal trio Hail Spirit Noir premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Mayhem In Blue", due out in stores via Dark Essence Records on October 28. The album was mixed by Dimitris Douvras (Rotting Christ) and mastered by Alan Douches (Chelsea Wolfe, Motörhead). The album art was created by Olia Pishchanska.
Check out now "Mayhem In Blue" in its entirety below.
Chicago’s blackened progressive metal band Arriver premieres a new song entitled "Liquidators", taken from the upcoming new album "Emeritus", which will be out in stores December 2 through Scioto Records.
Check out now "Liquidators" below.
"Emeritus" was recorded over a period stretching through 2015-2016 at Electrical Audio In Chicago with Greg Norman. The recording was mastered by Bob Weston and will feature the following track listing: More...
Warbeast performed a new song live during the band's October 21st set at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas. The track is titled "Orchestration of Violence" and taken from the upcoming new Phil Anselmo produced album.
Check out now "Orchestration of Violence" below.
Atlanta power trio Whores. premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Gold.", due out in stores tomorrow Friday, October 28th via eOne Music.
Check out now "Gold." in its entirety below.
Korn debuts its new music video for "Take Me", taken from the brand new album "The Serenity Of Suffering", out in stores now through Roadrunner Records.
Check out now "Take Me" below.
Out Came The Wolves premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Strange Fate", which will be out in stores October 28th via Roadrunner Records.
Check out now "Strange Fate" in its entirety below.
Memphis May Fire premieres a new song entitled "Wanting More", taken from the upcoming new album "This Light I Hold", which will be out in stores October 28th through Rise Records.
Check out now "Wanting More" below.