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Last updated on April 27, 2015 at 1:12 PM ET
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17 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Holy Serpent today premieres new track "The Plague," which can be heard below courtesy of Noisey. The band's self-titled album will drop May 12th through RidingEasy Records and features the following track listing:
Damnation Angels will not be appearing at the upcoming Ridgefest 2015, with the band issuing this statement:
"We're sorry to say that we've had to pull out of next weekends Ridgefest. It was a tough decision but many elements forced us to pull out. Mainly due to the contract for the show not being signed along with a serious lack of promotion and doubts of whether the festival would actually even go ahead.
"Our doubts started when the Facebook page promoting the festival became completely silent early March but we hung on and pressed for the contract to be signed until it was too late to make plans for travel and rehearsal. Both us and our management thought pulling out was the best course of action. We apologize to any of our fans who were attending, we were really looking forward to the show!!"
The organizers of Ridgefest also recently posted this message online about the status of the festival:
"Righto folks, here is the story. Lots and lots has gone wrong with this the very 1st Ridgefest, over ambitious maybe, naive certainly, inexperienced ooh yes, finished ooh no. More...
The upcoming self-titled album from Polish thrash metal band Raging Death is coming out tomorrow via Italian label Punishment 18 Records.
A new brief teaser trailer for the release has now come online and can be heard below. The full track listing is as follows:
01. Space Invaders
02. Raging Death
03. Back To The Past
04. Warrior Of Revenge
05. Evil Command
06. Race Of Races
07. Cry For Time
08. Challenged By The Unknown More...
Aeon Zen just dropped a video clip teasing a new song with a guitar solo playthrough, which can be seen below. The band comments:
"Here's a video of Alistair recording the solo section for a new Aeon Zen track, 'Disconnected.' This song was almost entirely written during an Aeon Zen live stream in March 2015 with input and direction from our fans. Here is a first glimpse at the results!"
Exarsis just released a music video for "Skull And Bones," which can be viewed below, and the band also comments:
"The video clip for 'Skull And Bones' taken from our 3rd album 'The Human Project' is finally unleashed...So turn it up! This song is about the infamous secret brotherhood Skull and Bones.
"By reading the lyrics of the song and watching the video you will have a first notion of what this mysterious society is about...Not just another conspiracy theory! 'The Human Project' will be out on May by MDD Records so stay tuned for more..." More...
Following on from the band's triumphant return to the metal scene in 2014, London’s Sikth has decided to answer the calls from fans and record new music in 2015.
“We’ve always maintained that more music would emerge one day and for the first time in years it feels like now is the time” says guitarist Dan Weller. “We had an amazing time travelling round the world last year. Having a chance to reconnect with our fans was very special for us”
The as-yet-untitled EP will be the follow-up to the 2006 album "Death Of A Dead Day" and will see the band enter the studio for the first time in 10 years.
Mikee W Goodman adds: "We did not realize our music had spread so far! I believe we have amongst the most passionate and energetic fans in the World. I am honoured to play to them. But what we have been asked most is about new music. My desire to make new Sikth music is as strong as it’s ever been. I can’t wait to get started!"
Recording starts this summer with a November release date penned, it will also be the first time Sikth will make a record without the assistance of a record label. A crowd funding campaign is now online, which you can take part in at this location. More...
Clemens "Ardek" Wijers, the keyboardist and main composer behind extreme metal conjurers Carach Angren, has contributed to a new project titled Lindemann, featuring Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren of Hypocrisy and Pain.
This newly formed band has revealed that debut album, titled "Skill in Pills," will be released later this year.
Regarding the new project, Wijers comments: "I'm very proud to announce that I have created orchestral arrangements for project Lindemann by Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren. Their album called 'Skills in Pills' will be released in May and is going to be a killer!"
Legendary Swedish producer and musical mastermind Peter Tägtgren compliments: "Clemens pimped up my orchestra parts like a god."
Feared, the Swedish death-metal foursome founded by The Haunted’s Ola Englund, just released an animated video for “By Silent Screaming,” the seventh track from upcoming fifth album “Synder,” which is set for release on May 25th.
Created by Thibault Barbaroux and Quentin Nigues, the animated video chronicles the story of Pierre, a father who’s trying to rescue his daughter from their apartment in Dunkirk (France) before the German soldiers raiding the building find her. The full album's track listing is as follows:
2. Your Demise
3. Of Iron And Ashes
5. My Grief, My Sorrow
7. By Silent Screaming
8. Wolf At The End Of The World
9. My Own Redemption
10. Dying Day
11. War Feeding War
12. The Narcissist
13. Godless Devotion More...
The release of Arcturus' upcoming new album "Arcturian" is still some days ahead (May 8th), but now there's an "Arcturian" album player by which you can listen to excerpts of all the album tracks. Check it out below. The track listing for the album is:
1. The Arcturian Sign
5. Game Over
8. The Journey
10. Bane More...
Originally a full band that fell apart around 2005, Amidst The Withering has continued on as a duo consisting of Serge Farinas (Guitars, Bass) and John Hembree (Vocals).
Tomorrow (April 28th), Amidst The Withering will release "The Dying Of The Light," which revamps the old material, while also setting aside new material for a follow-up.
“The Dying of the Light” represents many hours of labor and love (and hatred), and although it has changed much, the music still contains within it the spirit of former members Cliff Widener and Jason Cartee.
Today ahead of the official drop date we're stoked to premiere the entire 13 song release online, which can be heard below. The track listing is as follows:
1. A Prelude to Darkness
2. Auri Sacra Fames
3. The Clarion Light
4. The Withering
5. Aegri Somnia
6. Autumnal Lament
7. Infinitus Dolor Amoris
8. Seraph Enslaved
9. The Acolyte
11. A Love Benighted
12. Epilogue (A Defiant Succumbing)
13. The Dying of the Light More...
French power metal act Elvenstorm is streaming the title track of the upcoming new EP "Soulreaper." The EP is due out soon from Inferno Records.
Check out "Soulreaper" here here:
French deathcore act Chabtan released a music video for the new track "The Kiss of Coatlicue." The song is the title track to the upcoming debut full length effort, which is due out on May 25th via Mighty Music. The album is the follow up to the debut EP "Eleven" (2011).
The track list for the release is:
1. The Nahual's Omen
3. Born from Vucub Caquix
4. Astral Monsters
5. Anthropomorphic Beast
6. The Kiss of Coatlicue
7. Follow the Darkest Way
8. Ah Puch Reign
10. Obsidian Butterfly
11. Visions of the Snake More...
German gothic/industrial act Schwarzer Engel released a lyric video for the new track "Herrscher Der Nacht" from the new release "Imperium I - Im Reich Der Götter." The album was released this past Friday via Massacre.
2. Gott vs. Satan (song streaming here)
3. Herrscher Der Nacht
5. Ave Maria (Die Mutter Gottes)
7. Ritt Der Toten
8. Tiefer (Muss Ich Graben)
9. Schmerz Bleibt Mein
10. Meine Liebe
11. Im Herzen Wohnt Die Trauer
12. Beuget Euch (Bonus Track)
Check out "Herrscher Der Nacht" here: More...
Italian modern rock/metal act Starsick System - featuring Pathosray/Fairyland vocalist Marco Sandron (ex-Eden's Curse) and fellow Pathosray member Ivan Moni Bidin on drums - released a new music video for the track "Believe." The song appears on the debut release "Daydreamin'" which was released earlier this month via Bakerteam Records.
The video, which was directed and edited by Francesco Sogaro, can be viewed here:
Italian old school death metal act Drown in Blood is streaming the new track "Reign of Hypocrisy." The song is the opening track from the debut full length album "Addicted to Murder." The album drops today via Punishment 18 Records.
The full track list is:
1. Reign of Hypocrisy
2. Impersonal Living
3. Purification of Flesh
4. Walking Dead
5. Vengeance Is Mine
6. Razor in My Hand
7. Evil Parasites
8. Beast in the Cage
Check out "Reign of Hypocrisy" here: More...
The reunited original lineup of Canadian thrash metal legends of Exciter - featuring guitarist John Ricci, bassist Allan Johnson and drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler - performed again together at the "Keep It True" festival (April 24./25.2015) in Germany.
Check out the fan-filmed video footage below.
The Brazilian thrash veterans from Sepultura premiered a new track titled "DarkSide." Another new 30th anniversary song to look forward to, titled "Under My Skin," will be released on June 5th, 2015.
Check out "DarkSide" below now.