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Last updated on February 27, 2017 at 3:01 PM ET
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27 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Virginia's Lord (not to be confused with the Australian band of the same name) is pleased to announce the release of new album "Blacklisted" on May 26th, 2017 via Heavy Hound Records.
The band's mix of sludge, metal and hardcore is highly recommended for fans of Eyehategod, Down, Neurosis and Today is the Day. The "Blacklisted" track listing is as follows:
01. Mile After Mile
02. They Lied
03. The Bandage
05. The Heart of a Hero
06. Not Your Problem? More...
Experimental black metal band Farsot will release third album, "Fail?Lure," on April 21st via Prophecy Productions / Lupus Lounge. Produced by V. Santura (Triptykon, Secrets Of The Moon), the album merges Farsot’s avant-garde songwriting with original black metal arrangements and a dynamism that could only come from one of the world’s most ambitious underground bands.
A blend of failure and allure, the album is conceptually inspired by the critically acclaimed Peter Greenaway film, "Drowning by Numbers" which won the award for Best Artistic Contribution at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival, as well as Art Nouveau works such as Khnopff's "Ishtar," Klimt's "Water Serpents," Kotarbinski's "Kiss of Medusa," and Schwabe's "La Vague."
The record’s album art features a sculpture by French artist Denis Lavoyer that depicts a female idealized with threatening, claw-like branches for arms, addressing the inevitable dilemma between fascination and mania and seeming rifts between the sexes; it is an allegory of life as an endless game that cannot be won.
2. Circular Stains
3. With Obsidian Hands
5. The Antagonist
6. A Hundred To Nothing More...
Today the black metal visionaries from Medico Peste premiere new track "Hallucinating Warmth and Bliss." The track hails from the band's new mini-album, "Herzogian Darkness," set for international release on March 30th via W.T.C. Productions.
Ever aptly titled, "Herzogian Darkness" is a shadowy plunge into strange, shapeshifting depths. It is recognizably black metal by sound and vision - and, more or less, by name - but the febrile sensations these mysterious Poles emit elude safe categorization.
1. Herzogian Darkness
2. Hallucinating Warmth and Bliss
3. Le Delire De Negation
4. Stigmata Martyr (Bauhaus cover) More...
In celebration of the release of self-titled debut album, "Tokyo Motor Fist," the new band featuring Danger Danger vocalist Ted Poley and Trixter guitarist Steve Brown just released a video for "Picking Up The Pieces."
The video will transport you back to the glory days of watching MTV during the '80s, patiently waiting for your favorite hard rock videos to come on! The album's full track listing is as follows:
1. Pickin' Up The Pieces
2. Love Me Insane
3. Shameless (song streaming here)
5. Black And Blue
6. You're My Revolution
7. Don't Let Me Go
8. Put Me To Shame (song streaming here)
9. Done To Me
10. Get You Off My Mind
11. Fallin' Apart
AntropomorphiA latest collection of gospels of the obscene, "Sermon ov Wrath," is out now and to celebrate the album's release, the band has now launched a video for "Murmur Ov The Dead." Produced and edited my Maurice Swinkels (Legion Of The Damned), the clip can be viewed below.
Singer/guitarist Ferry Damen comments: "With unleashing 'Murmur ov the Dead' we tread a path that both musically and lyrically holds the most dark and wretched atmosphere while conveying deep personal visions." More...
Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 just signed a worldwide record deal with Season of Mist. The band comments: "We are currently in the early creative stages of our new art offering and we are exited to confirm that we have extended our agreement with partners Season of Mist - this time handling the release worldwide."
1349 is also embarking on a headlining Japanese tour that begins on March 10th. The tour sees the band bringing ferocious black metal across Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, before playing in the U.K. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. The Japanese tour dates see 1349 being supported by Norwegian prog pioneers Arcturus.
Mar. 10 Osaka (JP) Fanj Twice (+Arcturus)
Mar. 11 Nagoya (JP) Rad Hall (+Arcturus)
Mar. 12 Tokyo (JP) Garden (+Arcturus)
Mar. 13 London (UK) The Dome and Boston Music Room
Mar. 14 London (UK) Incineration Fest 2017 More...
After years of slogging away in practice spaces and riff dens across Melbourne, Year of the Rat has finally crawled out from the burrow of shredding pits and come up with debut album, "Hell Bent," due out April 21st. Check out the "Arctic World" track below.
Featuring members of Most Precious Blood, I Exist, Hitlist, Blkout and The Daylight Curse, they've been in bands, they know what they like and don't like and they are stoked to unleash these ratty pits onto the masses. Like pits, riffs and double kick bits? Year of the Rat has got you covered.
1. Sunset / Sunrise
2. Arctic World
3. Out Of Body
5. Ain't No Fool
6. Separation Street
7. Primus Inter Pares
8. The Joy Of Sect
9. Final Generation
10. Boris' Goat Should Drop Dead More...
French group Darkenhold is nearing in on the release of new album "Memoria Sylvarum," with the band commenting:
"After almost three years of songwriting, practicing, working on the soundscape of Memoria Sylvarum, I'm about to say the final result is close to be done regarding the music of the coming opus. It was really a time of intense dedication, improvement and inspiration. Hope the new Darkenhöld will satisfy those who enjoy our style!
"Everything was almost recorded in my own studio here (the 'Cryptic Studio') all by myself, so you will have a very personal and DIY album where every step was controlled here: distorted guitars, acoustic guitars, 12 strings, guitar solos, synths, timpani, recorder, bass, choirs, clean vocals... as well as mixing and mastering. Thanks to the Darkenhöld's guys who helped in their way (Aleevok, Anthony)! Cervantes who also did a really accurate work regarding the vocals and Aboth increased his drums's skills in many aspects on this opus. More...
Celebrating 25 years of existence, Singapore-based group Rudra today releases a new official lyric video for the "Seer Of All" track, which can be seen below. "Seer Of All" comes off Rudra's latest album "Enemy of Duality" that dropped back in December of 2016. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Abating the Firebrand (streaming here)
2. Slay the Demons of Duality
3. Perception Apparent
4. Acosmic Self
5. Root of Misapprehension
6. Seer of All
7. Hermit in Nididhyasana
8. Ancient Fourth (available here) More...
Drug Honkey's new album "Cloak Of Skies" is being prepped for a May 5th, 2017 release and today a new teaser trailer has come online - check it out below. The "Cloak Of Skies" track listing is as follows:
1. Pool of Failure (5:44)
2. Sickening Wasteoid (6:12)
3. Outlet of Hatred (6:48)
4. (It’s Not) The Way (6:36)
5. The Oblivion of an Opiate Nod (10:00) (featuring Bruce Lamont)
6. Cloak of Skies (8:11)
7. Pool of Failure (Justin K. Broadrick remix) (6:29) More...
Earlier this month, Italian rockers A New Tomorrow joined the progressive metal crew Fates Warning on select shows of the “Theories of Flight" 2017 European tour. Today the band releases a new tour video, which can be seen below, while photos from the trek can be found here.
Cancelled, the solo project of Marc Bourgon (Fuck the Facts) today reveals "Social Impressment," a new track from his upcoming EP "Tenebrific." The mini-album will be released this Friday, March 3rd and you can pre-order the EP over here.
Hailing from southern Canada, Cancelled is Bourgon's experimental recording project. Spawned as a way to pass time during long tour drives, it has cultivated itself into a meaningful creative outlet.
“For the past 10 years of my life I have been constantly writing music,” explains Bourgon. “Whether it be jotting down ideas on a notepad, droning out in our practice space or fleshing out ideas on a laptop it’s something that I have a hard time not doing on a daily basis.”
Originally part of a larger group of music, “Tenebrific” was thinned down to three songs to deliver the greatest impact possible. “I had intended to have this release be a lot longer but these three songs just seemed to gel better that the rest of the material.” More...
Mortiis is offering a second single today titled “The Great Leap” and remixed by industrial metal godfathers Godflesh. The track is taken from upcoming “The Great Corrupter” remix album, penned for release on the 21st of April via Omnipresence Production.
Mortiis comments: “Godflesh was groundbreaking in bridging the gap between industrial and extreme metal in the ‘90s. Having their take on our song is simply amazing. Without Godflesh, a lot of fans would not have opened their minds to different genres of extreme music.” More...
Polish black metal horde Suaron returns with a new edition of "The Baltic Fog," remastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio.
Sporting a new album cover and exclusive double sided A2 poster drawings, this new LP version will be limited to 200 copies and is scheduled for a March 3rd, 2017 release date.
Jordanian power metal band Dragonrider released a lyric video for the new song "Lone Rider." The song appears on the upcoming debut full length album "Scepter of Domination."
The album will features guest vocals by Veronica Freeman of Benedictum and Jaden Mathias Adair of the doom metal act Adoros Vivos. The release date for the album is not yet announced, but will be issued via Symphoqueen Records.
Check out "Lone Rider" here:
U.K. symphonic progressive metal act Operose - featuring rising opera sensation Jennifer Coleman and neo-classical guitar virtuoso Joe McGurk - released a lyric video for the new single "Footprints." The song will appear on the upcoming debut record "Footprints in the Hourglass," which is expected to drop via Lion Music on March 23rd.
"Footprints in the Hourglass" was mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward and showcases the unique collaboration across eight varied tracks.
Check out the song here:
U.K. death/doom metal act My Silent Wake is streaming the new single "Vorspeil." The song will appear on the upcoming new album "Invitation To Imperfection," which is set for release via Opa Loka Records on March 20th.
More information on the album is expected shortly. Check out "Vorspeil" here:
Australian progressive metal act Voyager announced that the next chapter in the band's revered discography will be entitled "Ghost Mile." The band launched a pre-order campaign via PledgeMusic, which offers various perks, at this location.
"Ghost Mile" is the follow up to the band's 2014 album "V" (reviewed here). The sensationally anthemic 6th opus has an amalgamation of everything the band does best- huge soundscapes, pop and prog sensibilities with catchy and thought-inducing instrumentals. The album was mixed by Matthew Templeman and mastered by Simon Strutters and maintains the production that was such a successful selling point for "V."
Drummer Ashley Doodkorte says this about the band’s evolving sound on this record: "The tracks on 'Ghost Mile' embrace some of the more idiosyncratic aspects of our playing and songwriting - all of us are pushing our instrumentation to places they haven't visited as much in the past, while still maintaining the hallmarks of our sound - and the results continually surprise and delight us! Like never before, this new album really feels like the sum of all of our influences, ideas and personalities."
Earlier this year, the band issued the first single "Misery Is The Only Company," which you can check out in the player below. More...
Finnish symphonic power/viking metal act Crimfall will release the new album "Amain" via Metal Blade Records this August. The album is the follow up to the band's "The Writ of Sword" full length, which was issued six years ago via Spinefarm Records.
Not much has been revealed as of yet, but the band did post a teaser clip with the promise that news is imminent. Check it out here:
International thrash act Indian Nightmare (now based in Germany) signed on with Iron Shield Records, with worldwide distribution via Pure Steel Records, for the release of the debut record "Taking Back the Land." The album was originally issued via Finnish label Kämäset Levyt in mid-December 2016.
Indian Nightmare was formed in 2014 by members from Indonesia, Italy, Turkey and Mexico. The band presents an old school style of thrash, speed metal and punk.
The track listing for "Taking Back the Land" is:
1. Intro (Battle)
3. Unexpected Decay
4. Circles Of Fire
5. Fire Meets Steel
6. Welcome To The World
7. Riders Of Doom
9. War- Metal- Punx
10. Betrayers More...
French black metal act Aosoth is in the process of recording the fifth studio album, and today released a new studio trailer clip featuring the guitar recordings, which you can check out below.
The band started recording the new album in July, 2016. It's release date has been shceduled for 2017 on Agonia Records, while its title is yet to be revealed.
The band's two-track EP "IV" was released last October on Agonia Records. It serves as bridges between the fourth full-length record "IV: Arrow In Heart" (2013), and the upcoming one.
More details will follow soon. Check out the clip here: More...
Soundgarden - One of the most influential bands in rock music Soundgarden announced a North American headline tour that will kick off on May 3rd in Atlanta, GA at the Fox Theatre. The Pretty Reckless and Dillinger Escape Plan will support select dates. A special ticket pre-sale for fans who are signed up to www.soundgarden.com and www.chriscornell.com will launch Tuesday, February 28th at 10:00am local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday March 3rd at 10am local time.
Soundgarden will also appear at a variety of previously announced summer festivals, including: WXTV Rockfest, Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock Festival, 89.7 The River's Rockfest, Rock on the Range, and more. See below for a complete list of confirmed dates.
In other news, Soundgarden and Sub Pop recently announced the release of the remixed and expanded reissue of the band's debut full-length album, "Ultramega OK," on March 10, 2017. Additionally, in November 2016, the band celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the album "Badmotorfinger" by releasing four special editions of the 1991 album, and in July and August 2016 Soundgarden re-released a standard single LP vinyl of the second full-length studio album, 1989's "Louder Than Love" as well as a two-LP 180-gram vinyl 20th anniversary reissue of seminal 1996 album, "Down on the Upside."
Soundgarden is currently working on a new album. The dates and venues are:
4/28 Tampa, FL - WXTV Rockfest
4/29 Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville
4/30 Ft Myers, FL - Fort Rock Festival
5/3 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre*
5/5 Concord, NC - Carolina Rebellion
5/6 Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre^
5/7 Memphis, TN - Beale Street Music Festival
5/10 Indianapolis, IN - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn*
5/12 Council Bluffs, IA - KIWR Rockfest
5/13 Somerset, WI - Northern Invasion
5/14 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre^
5/17 Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre*
5/19 Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range
5/20 Maryland Heights, MO - KPNT Pointfest
5/22 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium^
5/25 Houston, TX - Revention Music Center^
5/26 Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory^
5/27 Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
Denmark based power/progressive metal act Pyramaze announced the impending release of the new album "Contingent." The album drops on April 28th in Europe and North America via Inner Wound Recordings. The album is the follow-up to 2015's "Disciples of the Sun" (reviewed here). Check out the teaser clip in the player below.
With the milestone fifth album "Contingent," Pyramaze has grown and matured into a band that is capable of satisfying fans while simultaneously continuing to break new ground. The incorporation of modern cinematic film score elements mixed with progressive metal riffs and melodies will leave the listener breathless! Huge, sweeping, hard-hitting, and poignant, "Contingent" is an epic post-apocalyptic conceptual piece inspired by current events, the human spirit to overcome struggle and diversity, and the brotherhood that lies there in. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by guitarist/bassist Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica, Evergrey).
The track list and album artwork can be found below:
1. Land Of Information
2. Kingdom Of Solace
3. Star Men
4. A World Divided
6. Contingent - Part I: The Campaign
7. 20 Second Century
9. Heir Apparent
10. Contingent - Part II: The Hammer of Remnant
11. Under Restraint
12. The Tides That Won't Change
13. Symphony of Tears More...
Irish black metal band Naddred (the Gaellic word for serpent) debuts the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new release "Sluagh", which will be released through Invictus Productions on March 13th in a tape edition.
Check out now "Sluagh" in its entirety below.
Finland's black metal band Sielunvihollinen premieres a new song called "Maamme Hauta", taken from the forthcoming second album "Ruhonkantaja", which will be released on April 1 (CD and vinyl) by Darker Than Black Records.
Check out now "Maamme Hauta" below.
Sweden’s black metal outfit Ofermod debuts a new song titled "The Alpha of the Antichrist", taken from the upcoming new album "Sol Nox", which will be released by Shadow Records at some point later this year.
Check out now "The Alpha of the Antichrist" below.
Russian symphonic blackened death metal unit Arcanorum Astrum premieres the title-track of the band's upcoming second album, "The Great One", which will be out in stores this April or May. The track features also a guest solo by none other than Karl Sanders of Nile.
Check out now "The Great One" below.