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Last updated on October 28, 2016 at 12:10 PM ET
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24 news articles posted today (and counting...)
German melodic death metal act Words of Farewell will release "A Quiet World" on November 18th via AFM Records. Today a new song comes online with a lyric video, and the band also comments:
"Ladies and gents, it's Friday - time for another surprise! We proudly present 'Gallow's Frame!' Credit goes to AFM Records for making this lyric video possible! Pre-order your digital copy of 'A Quiet World' here."
Having just returned from a comprehensive headlining tour across North America, Norwegian prog metal group Leprous is now debuting a first sample off the group's upcoming very first live DVD/CD/LP release, "Live At Rockefeller Music Hall."
The DVD will come out worldwide on November 25th, 2016 via InsideOut Music. Check out the band's live energy by watching the track "Slave" below. Leprous checked in with the following comment about the upcoming release:
"After a year of intense preparations with the production of our upcoming live release, we're very proud to share a first clip with the world! Leprous has always been a very active live band, and the live sound is a very important part of the band's identity. The concert at Rockefeller in Oslo was a milestone for us and it perfectly shows what Leprous 2016 is all about."
Recorded live at a hometown show in Oslo on June 4th of this year, "Live At Rockefeller Music Hall" will arrive on various formats, including a limited DVD+2CD Digipak, standalone DVD, 2CD Jewelcase, Gatefold 3LP + 2CD & as digital download audio. More...
The depressive black metal merchants from Ghost Bath have entered the recording studio once again with producer Josh Schroeder, to record the follow-up to "Moonlover." Vocalist and mastermind Nameless has released the following statement regarding the as-of-yet-untitled-album's musical direction:
"My own description of my approach for this album is better described in a quote I read recently in Herman Melville's Moby Dick:
To enjoy bodily warmth, some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself. If you flatter yourself that you are all over comfortable, and have been so a long time, then you cannot be said to be comfortable any more. For this reason a sleeping apartment should never be furnished with a fire, which is one of the luxurious discomforts of the rich. For the height of this sort of deliciousness is to have nothing but the blanket between you and your snugness and the cold of the outer air. Then there you lie like the one warm spark in the heart of an arctic crystal.
"Contrast is what creates stronger feeling and emotion in this album. A joyful ecstatic experience will further the potency of depression, drenched in the surrealism of the cosmos and afterlife."
A late spring 2017 release is tentatively expected via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. More details are due to be revealed shortly.
Just in time for the Halloween festivities set to kick off this weekend, German industrial metal band Taina has teamed up with us to exclusively premiere a disgusting new zombie-themed video!
In addition to being a new single, "Seelenfresser" will also be the title of Taina's impending 2017 album, which will thematically deal with abuse of power, desperation, and dark moments. Stay tuned for full info!
Anaal Nathrakh was created for one purpose - to be the soundtrack for Armageddon, the audial essence of evil, hatred and violence, the true spirit of necro taken to its musical extremes.
Out today via Metal Blade Records, "The Whole of the Law" marries all of the two-piece's trademark ferocity and against-all-reason-catchiness with a reinvigorated sense of focus and insane hatred. Check out a full album stream below.
1. The Nameless Dread
2. Depravity Favours the Bold
3. Hold Your Children Close and Pray for Oblivion
4. We Will Fucking Kill You
5. ...So We Can Die Happy
6. In Flagrante Delicto
7. And You Will Beg for Our Secrets
9. On Being a Slave
10. The Great Spectator
11. Of Horror, and the Black Shawls
12. Powerslave (Bonus Track)
13. Man at C&A (Bonus Track) More...
Heavy metal is dying an inglorious death, and it can only be saved by one thing: 100% true hair metal glory!
"Get Radical" is exactly what the doctor ordered to save a flailing scene, helping you re-live the glory of the 80s with songs titles such as "Sexth Sense," "Rock Hard," and "Get It Up."
Forget politics, Satan, melancholy prog meandering, the Cascadian wilderness, or any nonsense that's not pure fun, and instead "Get Radical" with this new album dropping December 2nd. Ahead of the release date we've got a killer new premiere of opening track "Put The Hammer Down" - check it out below, and be sure to pre-order the album right here.
1. Put the Hammer Down
2. Get It Up
3. Can't Chain Me Down
4. Thou Shalt Rock
5. Backstage Betty
6. Strip Sin City
7. Shokk 'n' Roll
9. Sexth Sense
10. Rock Hard
11. I'm Gonna Love You More...
Finnish based melodic death metal act Mors Principium Est released the second part in a studio diary series for the recordings of the upcoming, yet untitled, six full length studio release. The album is expected to drop sometime in 2017 via AFM Records.
In the second episode, U.K. based guitarist Andy Gillion unites with his band mates to record the album. Check it out here:
Polish death metal veterans Vader released a lyric video for the new song "Angels of Steel." The song is the opening cut from the new album "The Empire," which is due out on November 4th via Nuclear Blast.
The track listing is:
1. Angels of Steel
3. Prayer to the God of War (song streaming here)
4. Iron Reign
5. No Gravity
7. The Army-Geddon
8. Feel My Pain
9. Parabellum (song streaming here)
10. Send Me Back to Hell
Check out "Angels Of Steel" here: More...
Swedish metal generals Civil War will issue the third full length album "The Last Full Measure" on November 4th, 2016 via Napalm Records. Today, the band posted the second preview teaser for the release, which you can check out in the player below.
In keeping with the Michael Shaara/Jeffrey Shaara inspired Civil War Trilogy novel series, the album's title is the culmination of "The Killer Angels" and "Gods & Generals."
The album track list is as follows:
1. Road To Victory (see lyric video here)
6. A Tale That Never Should Be Told
7. Gangs Of New York
9. People Of The Abyss
10. The Last Full Measure
11. Strike Hard Strike Sure (Bonus Track)
12. Aftermath (Bonus Track)
Check out the clip here: More...
Hamburg-based sludge laden power doom band High Fighter issued a new music video for the song "Darkest Days." The song appears on the latest album "Scars & Crosses," issued back in June via Svart Records.
In the typical High Fighter manner, this new video comes like the previous visual works of the band, in a 100% DIY production. Fuzzy, dark, lots of headbanging, and with a wild soundmix of bluesy stoner riffs, screams you will feel to your bone
As vocalist Mona Miluski explains, "Since we're releasing this video today, exactly two years ago when we unveiled the band to the public and released our first EP that day, so many great moments, shows, new friends and experiences followed for us, I see this new video for 'Darkest Days' as some cool and trippin' summary of two more-than-amazing years of our short and young band history already. Our bassist Constantin again did such great job on the video! He edited it all by himself, and it's again a pure do-it-yourself production. We used several live footage from our shows the past two years, and took some behind the scenes from tours and when we've been on the road. It's a very dark track and video but More...
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody released a preview clip for the upcoming re-release of "Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus," the first studio album in music history to be remixed in Dolby Atmos.
Renowned producer/mixing engineer Chris Heil (David Bowie, Bryan Adams, Scorpions) took the band's latest studio album and mixed the entire masterpiece in Dolby Atmos - the mindblowing result will be submitted for the 2017 Grammy nominations.
The finished product, entitled "Prometheus, The Dolby Atmos Experience + Cinematic And Live," will also include two full live shows andwill be released December, 9th via Nuclear Blast.
The track listing for the release is:
Blu-ray – "Prometheus – The Dolby Atmos Experience" (Audio Blu-ray!):
01. Nova Genesis (Ad Splendorem Angeli Triumphantis)
02. Il Cigno Nero
03. Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross)
05. Il Tempo Degli Dei
06. One Ring To Rule Them All
09. King Solomon And The 72 Names Of God
11. Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer’s Fall Part II: Codex Nemesis More...
Swedish power metal act Lancer posted the first in a series of trailer clips leading up to the release of the new album "Majesty." Details on the album are still forthcoming, but the release date will be January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Lancer recently released a lyric video for the album's first single "Iscariot," which you can check out over at this location.
In the first preview clip, the give you an introduction. Check it out here:
U.S. progressive act Maschine released a lyric video for the new song "Megacyma." Check it out below. The song is taken from the sophomore album "Naturalis," set to drop on November 18th via InsideOutMusic.
The track list for "Naturalis" is:
2. Night and Day (song streaming here).
3. Make Believe
4. Hidden In Plain Sight
5. A New Reality
7. Eyes Pt.2 (Live in Veruno) (Bonus Track)
8. Rubidium (Live in Veruno) (Bonus Track)
Check out "Megacyma" here: More...
Hevidence (f/k/a Evidence) - the brainchild of Italian guitar player Diego Reali (ex-DGM) - is streaming a new track from the upcoming debut album "Nobody's Fault." Check out "Miracle" in the player below. "Nobody's Fault" is set for release on December 1st via Frontiers Music srl.
Hevidence offers a mature and personal vision of hard rock and metal with a style reminiscent of the classic Official Yngwie Malmsteen albums mixed with power metal and melodic hard rock influences (think early Europe).
The track listing for “Nobody’s Fault” is:
1. Dig In The Night (see music video here)
2. Nobody' Fault
4. So Unkind
5. Ave Maria
7. I Want More
8. Out Of This Time
9. Pack Your Bags
10. All I Ever Needed
Check out "Miracle": More...
Morbid Messiah, true death metal from Mexico, are the latest band to sign with Poland's Godz ov War Productions. the band will issue the debut EP "In the Name of True Death Metal," in January 2017. The exact date will be announced soon.
Formed in 2015, this young, but rotten band, conjures a blend of morbid sounds and feelings in the style of L.A.'s Sadistic Intent combined with the Autopsy. The EP will be issued as a cassette and digital download.
For a taste of true death metal, check out "Putrid Voices" in the player below.
The track list for "In the Name of True Death Metal" is:
2. I am Your Lord
3. Putrid Voices
4. Sacrificed for Worship
5. From Human to Fiend
6. Condemned to Hell Sores
7. Legions of Death More...
Dutch grindcore act Teethgrinder is streaming another new song from the upcoming new album "Nihilism." Check out "The Pain Exceeds The Fear" in the player below.
"Nihilism" drops on November 18th via Lifeforce Records. Pre-orders for the album can be made at this location.
The track list for "Nihilism" is:
2. The Soil Has A Thirst For Blood
4. The Pain Exceeds The Fear
5. Force Fed Thoughts
7. Sicarius (song streaming here)
8. Pale Flowers
9. Bite The Hand That Feeds
Check out "The Pain Exceeds The Fear" here: More...
German thrash titans Kreator have revealed the cover artwork and release details for the upcoming new album "Gods Of Violence." The 14th studio album is set to be released on January 27th worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records.
"Gods Of Violence" was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Katatonia) who also mixed the record at renowned Fascination Street Studios. Mastering was done by Tony Lindgren, also at Fascination Street Studios.
Commented Kreator mastermind Mille Petrozza: "'Gods Of Violence' was the very first song that I wrote for this album, and it stuck to me as the title track. It contains everything that Kreator is known for and it will blow your minds. I promise!"
The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Jan Meininghaus, who also made the limited edition artwork for KREATOR's last album, ‘Phantom Antichrist’ (2012) and has lent his talents to bands like Bolt Thrower, Accept and Overkill in the past. View the intimidating artwork below.
Regarding the artwork Petrozza added:"The cover of is a perfect reflection of my lyrical vision. I think this is Jan Meininghaus' best work so far."
The album will contain 11 tracks with a total running time of approx. 52 minutes. The track isting reads as follows:
2. World War Now
3. Satan Is Real
4. Totalitarian Terror
5. Gods Of Violence
6. Army Of Storms
7. Hail To The Hordes
8. Lion With Eagle Wings
9. Fallen Brother
10. Side By Side
11. Death Becomes My Light More...
Finnish black/death metal act Sepulchral Curse premieres a new song entitled "Disrupting Lights of Extinction", taken from the upcoming new EP "At the Onset of Extinction", which will be out in stores December 15 via Transcending Obscurity Records.
Check out now "Disrupting Lights of Extinction" below.
Explains drummer/backing vocalist Tommi Ilmanen: More...
Death n' roll outfit Scissorfight premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's new EP "Chaos Country", due out in stores later today via Salt Of The Earth Records.
Check out now "Chaos Country" in its entirety below.
Former Vreid guitarist Ese's black metal band Slegest premieres a new song and music video titled "I Fortida Sitt Lys", taken from the upcoming new album "Vidsyn", which will be out in stores November 4 via Dark Essence Records. The new album was recorded in Conclave & Earshot Studio and Systrond Studio with Bjørnar E. Nilsen (Vulture Industries) and frontman Ese as producers. Nilsen mixed the album, and it was mastered by Herbrand Larsen (Enslaved). It also features Grutle Kjellson (Enslaved) on the track "Som i eit endelikt".
Check out now "I Fortida Sitt Lys" below.
Says the band about the video and the song: More...
Singapore’s vedic blackened death metal band Rudra premieres a new song entitled "Ancient Fourth", taken from the forthcoming eigth album "Enemy of Duality", due out in stores December 17th via Transcending Obscurity Asia.
Check out now "Ancient Fourth" below.
"Enemy of Duality" track list: More...
Holy Grail posts a new graphic music video for "Those Who Will Remain", taken from the band's latest album "Times of Pride and Peril", out in stores now via Prosthetic Records. The clip tells the tale of a murderous merch guy...
Check out now "Those Who Will Remain" below.
Says the band of its decision to now release the video: More...
Zao debuts a new song entitled "A Well-Intentioned Virus", taken from the upcoming album "The Well-Intentioned Virus", which will be out in stores December 09th on the band's own label Observed/Observer Recordings.
Check out now "A Well-Intentioned Virus" below.
States vocalist Dan Weyandt: More...
Vanishing Life (Quicksand, etc.) premieres a new song entitled "Thinking Is Weightless", taken from the upcoming debut album "Surveillance", due out in stores November 11th through Dine Alone. The lineup features:
Vocals/guitars – Walter Schreifels (Quicksand/Rival Schools, etc.)
Guitars – Zach Blair (Rise Against)
Bass – Autry Fulbright (…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead)
Drums – Jamie Miller (Bad Religion, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead)
Check out now "Thinking Is Weightless" below.
The following dates are currently booked: More...