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Last updated on February 24, 2017 at 1:31 PM ET
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28 news articles posted today (and counting...)
San Francisco Bay Area thrash group Death Angel is very pleased to announce four U.K. headline shows this August. Supports are to be announced shortly. Fiery front man Mark Osegueda checked in with the following comment:
“I am extremely proud to announce that Death Angel will finally be returning to the UK for a string of headlining shows in August of 2017. These will be the first Death Angel shows in the UK since the release of our album ‘The Evil Divide’!! And we have been biting at the bit to get back there!
Expect nothing less than a special in your face set that will leave exhausted, and satisfied! Yet! Wanting for more! See you on stage, in the pit, and at the bar.”
8th August – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
9th August – Glasgow, Audio
10th August – Bridgend, Hobos
11th August – London, Underworld More...
New York independent music label Magnetic Eye Records has announced plans to release Pink Floyd tribute album, "The Wall [Redux]," this spring. Featuring a veritable who's who of underground heavy music, the ambitious 26 track album is a part of the label's Redux series, which focuses on iconic albums and invites bands to re-imagine and cover its songs from end to end.
The project is fan-funded and will only see the light of day if it makes its pledged Kickstarter goal by March 5th. For full details or to back the project, visit this location. Cover art and layout will be handled by Minneapolis artist David Paul Seymour (Opeth, Graveyard, The Sword). Artists confirmed to appear on "The Wall [Redux]" include: More...
Flatspot Records has confirmed the May 19th release of "Soul Structure," the debut LP from Leeds, UK-based hardcore outfit Higher Power, and today a video comes online for "Can't Relate."
Bursting with old-school NYHC groove and West Coast crossover, Higher Power's "Soul Structure" LP is about positive expression of aggression and a form of escapology. It's about finding a positive outlet for anger, whether it's social issues or mental health. The album was recorded by Misha Hering at Holy Mountain, with vocals recorded by James Atkinson at Mutiny Studios. The album was mixed by Arthur Rizk at Salomons Gate and mastered by Joel Grind, with artwork by Sam Bailey.
Higher Power has booked a long list of new shows for the months ahead surrounding the LP's release, with a widespread U.K. tour alongside Basement happening from February 28th through March 10th. April 11th through 16th will see Higher Power playing alongside Terror on a tour of Germany and Belgium, and performing at Outbreak Fest in the group's hometown of Leeds.
1. Can't Relate
2. Looking Inward
5. Four Walls Black
6. Between Concrete And Sky
10. You Ain't Much More...
Modern progressive/world fusion guitarist Felix Martin drops his 15-track full-length album, "Mechanical Nations," today. In celebration of today's release, a guitar playthrough video for the new track "Cosmo Basket" comes online.
Felix Martin states, "This song is one of my favorites from the album. The intro is a duo between drums and guitar, I'm trying to imitate the sound of the drums by doing heavy percussion with the guitar, playing as heavily as I can.
"The second part is more reminiscent of ambient music, almost like techno and house-inspired in some parts. Then, the last part is more like a prog rock tune. The three parts are really different and it showcases the varying ideas that define the album itself." More...
While Svart Crown's brand new album "Abreaction" is soon to be released (March 3rd and on March 17th in North America), the band has just dropped a new video and another impressive demonstration of power for the track "Orgasmic Spiritual Ecstasy."
1. Golden Sacrament (5:23)
2. Carcosa (3:44)
3.The Pact: To The Devil His Due (7:21)
4. Upon This Intimate Madness (4:38)
5. Khimba Rites (5:23)
6. Tentacion (3:34)
7. Orgasmic Spiritual Ecstasy (4:56)
8. Transsubstantiation (6:40)
9. Emphatic Illusion (5:43)
10. Lwas (1:10)
11. Nganda (6:08) More...
Texas group Power Trip finally returns with "Nightmare Logic," officially out today on Southern Lord and available for streaming below. The label comments on Power Trip's sophomore effort:
"With hooks and tightness rivaling greats like Metallica, Pantera, or Pentagram, Power Trip punishes fans not only sonically but with pure songwriting skill. 'Nightmare Logic' proves to be one of the year's smartest and most crucial releases to spawn from the metal and punk scenes."
Suicide Silence today releases a new conceptual music video for “Dying In A Red Room.” The track comes off the band’s freshly unveiledself-titled offering, which as of today is available everywhere on Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
Eddie Hermida (vocals) states: “The way 'Dying In A Red Room’ came about was simply being on tour in the back lounge one crazy night and that riff was spewed out and stuck. We started jamming it and that song was done quick and natural. We wanted that song to be very fluid.
"The song is meant to be a love song to the ghosts we carry around with us. To never be afraid to be yourself or listen to your heart. In a way that is always what this band has wanted to represent. Fearlessness.”
Also, don’t miss Suicide Silence's remaining very intimate in-store signings at these upcoming dates and locations:
Feb 25th - El Cajon/San Diego, CA – FYE (Parkway Plaza, 761 Parkway Plaz) - 5:30PM
Mon, Feb 27th – Los Angeles, CA – Ameoba (6400 Sunset Blvd) - 5PM
Tues, Feb 28th - Bakersfield, CA – FYE (4676 Ming Ave) - 6PM More...
First launching on to the Edmonton metal scene in 2006 and releasing debut EP "Project Infection" in 2012, Absinthe From Society returns in 2017 after a short hiatus with next release "The Angels Ignored Us," which officially drops today.
Comprised of founder Ian "Saint Absinthe" Harper and Adam "The Caveman" Roberts (drums & percussion), along with Lexi "Shitkicker 9000" Graham (bass & vocals), the trio combine an aggressive sound with ethereal texture.
Ian Harper comments: "Existing fans will love it and hopefully other people who hear it for the first time will be impressed. The EP has a lot of raw sound, which was part of the goal for the EP. We didn't want anything overly produced because that seems to be the trend these days, and we feel that live music is really at the root of any musical renaissance.
"We find our music attracts different people. We have a heavier sound, but we do have softer melodies. My lyrics are emotionally charged and give each track its own personality. In this new EP, my writings deal mainly with relationships and especially toxic ones, which I'm sure many can relate to along with feelings of frustration and anger as well as sadness. Overall, whether you're a mosher or someone who stands and grooves, we find we'll appeal to most in the metal spectrum."
1. Hellbent (3:54)
2. A Man Possessed (4:05)
3. Never (4:49)
4. Worth It (4:04) More...
"The Grave Alchemist" is the impending new full-length album from North Carolina-based blackened thrash trio All Hell. A twelve-track, narrative-driven horror concept album that weaves a tale of alchemy, necromancy, and vampirism over the span of three centuries, "The Grave Alchemist" is a potent blend of violence, mysticism, psychology, and the occult.
As a precursor to its April 14th release, today a visual accompaniment to the track "Vampiric Lust" comes online. This new album was captured by Kris Hilbert (The Body) and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) and will see worldwide release via Prosthetic Records on CD, LP, and digital formats. You can also catch the band live on these upcoming tour dates:
3/24/2017 Blood Of The Wolf III - Lexington, KY
4/27/2017 The Nick - Birmingham, AL w/ New Masters Of Evil
4/28/2017 529 - Atlanta, GA w/ New Masters of Evil
4/29/2017 drkmttrD - Nashville, TN
4/30/2017 TBA - Knoxville, TN
5/04/2017 Slim's Downtown - Raleigh, NC
5/05/2017 Raw Ink Live - Gaithersburg, MD
5/06/2017 Kung Fu Necktie (early show) - Philadelphia, PA
5/07/2017 Gallery 5 - Richmond, VA More...
Depressive black metal act Ghost Bath released a lyric video for the new song "Thrones." The song will appear on the new album "Starmourner" coming April 21st via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.
Vocalist and mastermind Nameless, recently released the following statement regarding Starmourner's musical direction: "'Starmourner,' the brand new album, takes these concepts to a higher level. It explores joy (instead of sorrow), the cosmos (instead of earth), and paradise (instead of purgatory.) But most importantly, it explores ecstasy -instead of tragedy- as its basic human emotion."
With over 72 minutes of heavy, melodic, and dramatic black metal, it is Ghost Bath's most ambitious undertaking yet. The album takes its listener on a journey in a variety of ways; Each track is accompanied by a beautifully crafted painting as well as a "parable" to read alongside. This allows the listener to explore not only the audio soundscapes, but a visual and imaginative experience through as they delve into the album.
"The stories, or parables, look into Jewish angelology and the hierarchy of angels as found in the bible and other religious texts," says Nameless. Although the album has a definitive joyful and hopeful feel, it is still drenched in depression and sorry, as any true Ghost Bath record should be."
Check out the album's artwork and first single "Thrones" below: More...
Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard released a video clip for the new song "Dead Smile." The song appears on "Supersonic Rock'N Roll," the band's new album that is available today via Napalm Records.
The track listing for "Supersonic Rock'N Roll" is:
1. Grind The Grinder
2. Dead Smile
3. Galactic Motherfucker (song streaming here)
4. Love For Speed
5. Roll'n Burn
6. Fight Fight Fight
7. Supersonic Rock'n Roll
8. Bad Boy Benny
9. God Of No
11. Sick Sad City (Bonus Track)
Check out "Dead Smile" here: More...
Norwegian folk metal act Trollfest issued a video clip for the new song "Professor Otto." The song appears on the band's brand new album "Helluva" - which drops today.
The track listing for the album is:
1. This Is Just the Intro
2. Professor Otto
3. Spelunking Sisters
4. Gigantic Cave
5. Steel Sarah (see music video here)
7. Hen of Hades
8. Reiten mit ein Fisch
9. Fräulein Helluva
11. La Grande Finale
12. What a Good Idea
13. Don Gnomo Vega
Check out the clip here: More...
French progressive metal sextet Uneven Structure issued a video clip for the new song "Incube." The song appears on the highly anticipated new album "La Partition," which drops April 21st via Long Branch Records.
Check out the clip here:
Carlfonia thrash act Warbringer is streaming the new song "Shellfire." The song is another aural assault from the upcoming record, "Woe to the Vanquished" coming March 31st via Naplam Records.
The full track listing is as follows:
1. Silhouettes (see video clip here)
2. Woe to the Vanquished
3. Remain Violent
5. Descending Blade
6. Spectral Asylum
7. Divinity of Flesh
8. When the Guns Fell Silent
Bonus 7" Single Track Listing:
1. Evil Dead (Death Cover featuring Chris Monroy of Skeletal Remains)
2. Arc Lite (Coroner Cover featuring Jadran 'Conan' Gonzalez of Exmortus)
Check out "Shellfire" here: More...
German hard rock act Sinner - featuring Primal Fear/Silent Force/Voodoo Circle bassist Mat Sinner - released a video clip for the new song "Tequila Suicide." The song is the title track to the upcoming new album which is set for release on March 31st via AFM Records.
The track listing for the full album is:
1. Go Down Fighting
2. Tequila Suicide
3. Road To Hell
5. Battle Hill (see lyric video here)
6. Sinner Blues
8. Gypsy Rebels
9. Loud & Clear
10. Dying On A Broken Heart
Digipak Bonus Tracks:
11. House Of Rock
12. Monday Morning
13. I Am
Check out "Tequila Suicide" here: More...
Swiss metal act Emerald is streaming the new song "Ridden By Fear" in the player below. The song is the first full track preview for the upcoming new album "Reckoning Day," expected to hit the streets on March 24th via Pure Steel Records.
"Reckoning Day" features new vocalist Mace Mitchell. The track listing is:
1. Only The Reaper Wins
2. Black Pyramid
3. Evolution In Reverse (Feat. George Call)
4. Horns Up
5. Beyond Forever
6. Through The Storm (Feat. George Call)
7. Ridden By Fear
8. Mist Of The Past
9. Trees Full Of Tears
10. Lament Of The Fallen
11. Reckoning Day
12. Reign Of Steel
13. Signum Dei
14. Fading History
15. End Of The World (Feat. George Call) (Bonus Track)
Check out "Ridden By Fear" here: More...
Vescera - the new band featuring Obsession lead vocalist Michael Vescera (ex-Loudness/ex-Yingwie Malmsteen) and ex-members of Nitehawks - is streaming the new song "Dynamite." The song appears on the debut record "Beyond the Fight," which drops on April 7th via Pure Steel Records.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Blackout In Paradise
2. In The Night
3. Stand And Fight
5. Looking For Trouble
7. Troubled Man
8. Never Letting Go
9. Suite 95
Explode with "Dynamite" here: More...
Viana, a melodic rock project by Italian guitarist Stefano Viana, issued a lyric video for the new song "Bad Signs" (available below). The song appears on the upcoming self-titled debut album will be released on March 24th via Street Symphonies Records.
"Viana" features some of the most esteemed musicians on AOR/melodic rock scene: Alessandro Del Vecchio (Voodoo Circle/Jorn) on vocals, Francesco Marras (Screaming Shadows) on guitar, Anna Portalupi (Hardline) on bass and Alessandro Mori (Total Death) on drums, Gabriele Gozzi (Rhyme/Skill In Veins/Killer Klown) on backing vocals and Pasquale India on keyboards.
The track listing for "Viana" is:
1. Straight Between Our Hearts
2. Bad Signs
3. Feel Your Love Tonight
4. Night Of Fire
5. Follow The Dawn
6. A New Love
7. Living A Lie
8. Just To Sing
9. Open Road
10. That Place Is You
Check out "Bad Signs" here: More...
Today The Mute Gods released the new album "Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth" via InsideOut Music. In celebration, the band also issued a video clip for the album's title track, which you can enjoy in the player below.
On the album, The Mute Gods examine major queries facing our planet. It's a darker, deeply thought-provoking follow-up to its acclaimed 2016 debut recording "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me." It picks up from where the first album left off, with its examination of societal control mechanisms, and looks at the inevitable outcomes should we continue down dark, dogmatic pathways. Musically, the album is an expansive rock effort with a heavier, more metal-oriented focus than its predecessor, yet steeped in melodicism and addictive hooks.
Nick Beggs had this to say: "I know I'm not the only person who feels the way I do," says Beggs. "Other people understand the state of the world and what's at stake as we make one terrifyingly bad decision after another. This album asks people to take off their rose-tinted spectacles and consider the reality facing us. At this point in my career, I feel strongly that it's important to use music as a vehicle for truth, not just feel-good entertainment."
The album's track listing is:
1. Saltatio Mortis
2. Animal Army
3. We Can't Carry On
4. The Dumbing Of The Stupid
5. Early Warning
6. Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth
7. Window onto the Sun
9. The Singing Fish Batticaloa
10. Hallelujah (bonus track)
11. The Andromeda Strain
12. Stranger Than Fiction
Check out the video here: More...
North Carolina doom act Temptation's Wings is streaming the entire new album "Skulthor Ebonblade" over at Metal Nexus at this location. You can also conveniently check it out the player below. The conceptual release drops on March 10th.
The album was mixed, mastered, and recorded by Andy Bishop at Giraffe Studios, Hendersonville NC. The track listing is:
1. Burning of Hjalmar
2. I Destroyer
3. Into the Maelstrom
4. To Forge a Legend (Ulfbehrt)
5. Lair of the Gorgon Queen
6. Solitude (CD Bonus Track) (Not included in Stream)
7. Treachery of the Blind Raven
8. Witches of Dredmoor
9. My Name was Skulthor
Check out the album here: More...
Finnish cosmonauts Void Cruiser premiered a stream of the band's entire new album "Wayfarer" over at The Obelisk's website at this location. You can also check it out in the player below. revealed the cover artwork and first single from the new album "Wayfarer." The song "I Didn't Lie But I Know Now That I Should Have" is available for streaming in the player below.
“Wayfarer" will be released on CD and as a digital download via Argonauta Records on February 27th, 2017.
The track listing for "Wayfarer" is as follows:
1. A Day on Which No Man Was Born
2. I Didn't Lie But I Know Now That I Should Have
3. As We Speak
4. Madonnas and Whores
5. Seven Years Late
6. All Over Nowhere
7. Maailman Kallein Kaupunki
Check out the album here: More...
Lebonese based cinematic progressive metal act Ostura issued a preview clip for the long awaited sophomore release entitled "The Room." Check it out in the player below. The album is expected to drop this year, with more information expected very soon.
"The Room" was recorded with a live orchestra and the band promises a dazzling array of cinematic prog with a myriad of very special guest performances.
Ostura is led by vocalist Elia Monsef (Amadeus Awad's Eon) backed by vocalist Youmna Jreissati, keyboardist/songwriter Danny Bou-Maroun and guitarist Alain Ibrahim among many others.
The album's artwork was created by Charles Assaf and can be seen below. More...
Hailing from Shillong, India death metal outfit Plague Throat premieres a new song called "Ma Nga", taken from the band's upcoming debut album "The Human Paradox", which will be released through Transcending Obscurity on May 15th.
Check out now "Ma Nga" below.
Hailing from Rouen, France Sordide debuts a new cover of a song named "Industrielle", which was originally recorded by the French grind/black-metal band Satan (on their 2015 album L’Odeur du sang), with whom it will be releasing a 7'' split in April.
Check out now "Industrielle" below.
Brooklyn-based doom and '70s psychedelic rock influenced metal trio Mountain God premieres a new 11 1/2 minute track named "Nazca Lines", taken from the upcoming new album "Bread Solstice", which will be out in stores March 24 via Artificial Head Records.
Check out now "Nazca Lines" below.
Comments guitarist/vocalist Ben Ianuzzi: More...
New York City sludge/doom trio Unearthly Trance premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Stalking The Ghost", which will arrive in stores later today via Relapse Records.
Check out now "Stalking The Ghost" in its entirety below.
Soften The Glare - featuring Mudvayne bassist Ryan Martinie among its ranks - debuts a new song entitled "March Of The Cephalopods", taken from the upcoming new album "Making Faces", which will be out in stores this April.
Check out now "March Of The Cephalopods" below.
Blessthefall premieres a new "Star Wars" inspired music video for "Dead Air", taken from the band's latest album "To Those Left Behind". Explains vocalist Beau Bokan:
"‘Dead Air‘ is a very cinematic and emotional song, so we wanted the music video to really represent that. Our director, Mathis Arnell, knocked it out of the park. Most of the band are huge ‘Star Wars‘ fans so the ‘Rogue One‘ themed music video was a no brainer!"
Check out now "Dead Air" below.
Blessthefall, Memphis May Fire, The Color Morale, Sylar and Bad Seed Rising will be out together this spring on the "March Of Madness Tour". Dates include: More...