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Last updated on May 24, 2013 at 1:51 PM ET
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My Kingdom Music has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Dragonhammer:
"My Kingdom Music is absolutely delighted to announce that they have signed one of the best Italian bands ever: Dragonhammer. The new album titled 'The X Experiment' will be released on October 21st, 9 years after the last band's release.
"The album could be defined an explosive mix of power, epic, and progressive metal in the real Dragonhammer tradition and style, and is based on a great futuristic concept, a modern fantastic story set in a post-nuclear world where the chaos reigns.
"'The X Experiment,' recorded by a completely renewed line-up leaded by the talent of Gae Amodio and Max Aguzzi, will have great special guests of international level and we are sure will sign the return to the glorious past of a historical reality of the Italian Metal scene.
"The release will be followed and promoted by a series of live shows in Europe. More details and news soon." More...
Having recently inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, The Defiled can now reveal the artwork for forthcoming album "Daggers," set to be released on August 2nd.
The artwork was designed and executed by Scott Chalmers, the band's long time photographer. Keyboardist The AvD explains the concept:
“Daggers were made for only one thing - killing or betraying your fellow man. And one stab is almost always never enough… The flowers symbolize goodwill with the prospect of a co-operative future. The dagger behind the back symbolizes the ulterior motives, the insincerity and the impending disappointment that surrounds us all. This theme runs through all the tracks on the album.
"The concept was born out of a scene we wanted in our new video for 'Unspoken.' We wanted the two main characters shaking hands with daggers behind their backs. We were originally going to call the track 'Daggers' but then opted to go for 'Unspoken.' The song is about the politics of life and it seemed more fitting. We also didn't want to limit the word 'Daggers' to only one song on the album, as it is the overall feeling we wanted for the full project.”
"Daggers" is The Defiled’s second studio album and debut release on Nuclear Blast Entertainment. It follows the debut "Grave Times" (2011). More...
Decibel Magazine has recently conducted an interview with French black metallers Aosoth concerning new album "IV: Arrow In Heart" (out now on Agonia Records) and the band's stateside debut at the Maryland Deathfest this weekend.
"Our set now consists of a majority of material off IV: An Arrow In Heart," comments the band on their first-ever US show. "We’re using samples and things like that, to complete that feeling of immersion and oppression. It should be a pretty interesting experience for the listeners, although it might also be unpleasant to some."
The full interview, along with a new song premiere "One With The Prince With A Thousand Enemies," is available here, or you can hear the song below. The new album's track listing is:
1. An Arrow in Heart
2. One With The Prince With A Thousand Enemies
3. Temple of Knowledge
4. Under The Nails and Fingertips
5. Broken Dialogue 1
5. Broken Dialogue 2
6. Ritual Marks of Penitence More...
Swedish blackened metal outfit Pest has premiered the first song off forthcoming album "The Crowning Horror." Check out "Volcanic Eyes" below.
The release will hit shops on June 18th in Europe and July 9th in North America via Agonia Records. "The Crowning Horror" will be available on a noble 8-panel digipack CD, digitally, and on vinyl (first 100 copies on a solid, purple wax vinyl)
The band commented: "After years of silence, a new wave of black death will finally strike the world. The plague is upon us. Bring the darkness!"
1. The Funeral Hours
2. A Face Obscured By Death
3. Volcanic Eyes
4. Devil’s Mark
6. The Abomination of the God
7. Thirteen Chimes
9. The Crowning Horror
10. Eternal Curse More...
New York hardcore legends Biohazard have announced a string of upcoming European tour dates for this summer, in addition to the previously announced North American shows in June.
Check out full details in the tour poster below. The band continues to tour in support of the 2012 comeback album "Reborn In Defiance." More...
Finnish metal monsters Children of Bodom have just uploaded a making-of video for the “Transference” video, providing behind-the-scenes impressions of the video shooting in Poland. Check it out below, or watch the full music video at this location.
The track is taken from the upcoming album "Halo Of Blood" set for a June 11th North American release via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing for the album is:
1. Waste Of Skin
2. Halo Of Blood
3. Scream For Silence
5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
6. Your Days Are Numbered
7. Dead Man's Hand On You
8. Damage Beyond Repair
9. All Twisted
10. One Bottle and a Knee Deep
On June 17th, Dutch black metal veterans Countess will release a new EP entitled "Sermons Of The Infidel." The EP will be exclusively available digitally through the group's official Bandcamp site.
"Sermons Of The Infidel" features 35 minutes of metal spread over eight tracks: six brand new versions of Countess classics and two new songs. The EP is the first Countess release since 2011’s full-length "On Wings Of Defiance," and two tracks from that album will be featured in new renditions.
The track listing is:
1. Hymn To The Gods Of Yore
2. Trumpets Of Dawn
3. I Am The Infidel
4. Sermon Of The Devil Preacher
5. Son Of The Dragon
6. Child Of The Millennia
7. City Of Satan
8. Chosen By The God
"Sermons Of The Infidel" also marks the return of guitarist Zagan, who was last heard on the "Revenge" album over a decade ago. More...
Ensiferum just recently returned to the stage after Markus Toivonen experienced a health issue, and now the band has issued the following update about keyboardist Emmi Silvennionen missing upcoming shows:
"Unfortunately, it will not be possible for Emmi Silvennoinen (keyboards) to perform on the South American tour starting next week due to personal reasons.
"The shows will go ahead as planned and the band will perform with Emmi's parts as backing tracks, so you needn't worry about the shows missing the signature Ensiferum melodies! We'd like to assure you that everything is fine within the band - Emmi is healthy and this is just for this tour because of circumstances beyond her control. She will be performing at future Ensiferum shows.
"We hope to see as many of you as possible at the shows and look forward to playing in South America for the first time!"
Combining melodic guitar solos with speed and technicality, while throwing in the snarl of death metal, U.K. act Cryostorm works all angles for a listen that's brutal and endlessly energetic.
"Version" is Cryostorm's debut full-length album featuring all of the band's earliest material, with three tracks previously being demoed on the "Destroyer Of Ardor" sampler CD released at Bloodstock 2011.
Today Metalunderground.com is proud to bring you the final finished product - check out all the tracks from "Version" in the player below!
A launch party for the "Version" CD will also take place at The Cavern in Exeter on the 27th of May. Full details are available at the show's Facebook event page.
The band's upcoming second album has already been written and recording will begin sometime in the not too distant future, so stay tuned for further news. More...
"Cancer Eradication," the second album from Christ Denied, is finished and ready for its release on June 15th va Xtreem Music. You can now hear the new song "Weak Lunatics" below.
Just two weeks after this, the band will perform its very 1st show ever in Christ Denied's almost 20 year history! This will be at the Move Your Fucking Brain Fest in Barcelona, followed a week later by the Obscene Extreme Fest in Czech Republic and later on, in October, at the Ritual Zombi Fest in Madrid.
The "Cancer Eradication" track listing is:
1. Weak Lunatics
2. Blasphemic Blessings
3. Putrid Christian Blood
4. Christ is Gone
5. Limbless God
6. Prophylactic Execution
7. Beheading the Abomination
8. Infidel's Triumph
9. Of the Underworld (Imprecation) More...
Brazilian power/progressive act Perc3ption is streaming the first single from the band's upcoming debut full length LP "Reason And Faith." The song "Surrender" can be heard streaming in the player below. The album was produced by Almah frontman Edu Falaschi (Ex-Angra) and is expected for release in the second half of 2013.
Falaschi commented on the album: “I’m very happy to present my new work as a Producer! It has been luck to be invited by this great band to produce their debut album, we have worked hard together and the result is amazing! I’ve done my best to offer all my experience to the band and to join our forces with these great musicians and friends. Of course, this result wouldn’t be possible without them. This debut will give a lot to the rock scene of today!"
Check out "Surrender" here: More...
Chthonic premiered its second music video from the upcoming "Bú-Tik" release, scheduled to drop June 3rd via Spinefarm Records. The video is for "Sail Into Sunset's Fire," which originally premiered over on Terrorizer's website, but which is also shown below. The band recently issued a music video for "Defenders Of Bú-tik Palace".
The track listing for the album is:
1. Arising Armament (Intro)
2. Supreme Pain For The Tyrant
3. Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire
4. Next Republic (streaming here)
5. Rage Of My Sword
6. Between Silence And Death
7. Resurrection Pyre
8. Set Fire To The Island
9. Defenders Of Bú-tik Palace
10. Undying Rearmament (Outro)
Check out the video here: More...
Gothminister posted a new music video for the track "Someone Is After Me." The video is the second for the latest LP "Utopia" - "Horrorshow" can be seen at this location. The album is available as a CD and a limited edition CD, which includes a bonus concert/movie DVD.
The concept of "Utopia' was inspired by Bjørn Alexander Brem's life and nightmares (lawyer by day/Gothminister by night). Check out "Someone Is After Me":
German act Suidakra unleashes it new LP "Eternal Defiance" today via AFM Records. Coinciding with its release, the band posted a 6+ minute preview clip, which can be heard below. Fans can get the first glimpse of inew guitarist/clean vocalist Marius Pesch (Kingdom of Salvation) and bassist Tim Siebrecht (Ex-Sleeping Gods) with the band.
The track list for "Eternal Defiance" is:
1. Storming The Walls
2. Inner Sanctum
3. Beneath The Read Eagle
4. March Of Conquest
5. Pair Dadeni
6. The Mindsong
7. Rage For Revenge
8. Dragon’s Head
9. Defiant Dreams
10. Damnatio Memoriae
11. Mrs. McGrath (Bonus Track)
Check out the clip here: More...