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Last updated on April 25, 2015 at 1:17 PM ET
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Black Majesty is soon returning with a 6th studio album titled “Cross Of Thorns.” The record was mixed by Roland Grapow (Masterplan) and will be scheduled for a late July 2015 release via Pride & Joy Music distributed via Edel. Stay tuned for full details.
Belgian doom/death metal band My Lament has made new material available online for streaming over at this location, with the band issuing this update:
"To celebrate the recording of our 2015 EP 'Sorrow' and the start of a new era of live performances, our latest endeavour is temporarily available for free streaming on our website (under construction). Take a listen and come see us on stage in Antwerp, Friday the 1st of May in The Pit!"
My Lament consists of:
Paul Broeren (guitars)
Robrecht Vandemeulebroecke (guitars)
Vincent Jacobs (drums)
Steven Sarlet (bass)
Xavier De Schuyter (vocals)
Stratovarius has broken its year long silence to reveal the band is in the studio completing a new record, with the release preceded by a performance at Wacken Open Air Festival and followed by a full tour. "Eternal" will drop on August 14th, 2015. EarMusic also comments:
"The trilogy of albums 'Polaris,' 'Elysium' and 'Nemesis' were released close to each other as the consequence of the renewed creative energy the band gained following the arrival of new members to support the historical members Kotipelto, Johansson and Michael.
"The previous three albums by Stratovarius showcased the many talents of guitarist Mattias Kupianen (prolific songwriter and producer of all the albums, including 'Eternal'), virtuoso bass player Lauri Porra and, on the third of the three, the young talent Rolf Pilve, one of the best drummer of his generation who had to replace Jörg Michael after the latter decided to move into a new role in Stratovarius management.
"The most recent album 'Nemesis' included the single 'Unbreakable,' which became one of the most streamed songs ever released by Stratovarius. Kotipelto and Johansson proudly carry the torch of the glorious Stratovarius tradition, but now many fans of the band consider the current line-up 'classic Stratovarius.' The new album 'Eternal' has been the longest album in the making from the band."
"Since ‘Polaris’ we have released a new studio album pretty much every two years,” reflects Jens Johansson, “but after ‘Nemesis,’ we all decided to take a little bit of time off after we finished the world tour. Now we're all tanned and rested and it's about fucking time to get back into the saddle. Everybody has been busy the last few months writing lots of new songs, and only the best has been recorded for ‘Eternal.’” More...
Brazil's Undying just wrapped up recording first album "Notes of a (not) Dead Man" and the opening track has also been made available for streaming. Check out "My Love Die" below, and you can find more info on the band at the Undying Facebook profile here.
After more than 20 years and repeated fan requests, we introduce Venom Inc. - Iron & Steel! Following on from the "Prime Evil" album era and in the great tradition of Venom, the three protagonists Mantas, The Demolition Man, and Abaddon continue to brew the cauldron...
This reincarnation of Venom will kick off with a launch appearance at the Keep It True festival in April, followed by live dates in China, Japan and Taiwan in July, a full European tour with Polish giants Vader, and finally a brand new album. Stay tuned for more details and catch the band live on these dates: More...
Canadian band Moonlyght has uploaded a 10 minute preview to YouTube for the group's impending "Return To Desolation" album, which can be heard below. "Return To Desolation" is due to officially drop on July 7th, 2015 via Blast Head Records.
A limited number of tickets for the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion festival are still available for purchase at this location, with the fest set to take place from May 1st - May 3rd. The full lineup and performance times have also been announced and will be as follows:
Friday, May 1 — Friday Night Campground Party (for those with hotel and camping packages)
7:30 PM 21st Century Goliath
8:40 PM Failure Anthem
9:50 PM Brown Sabbath
Saturday, May 2 Doors open at 11am
Monster Energy Rebellion Stage
12:30 PM We Are Harlot
2:00 PM Of Mice & Men
4:00 PM Hollywood Undead
6:10 PM Papa Roach
7:40 PM Sammy Hagar & The Circle
9:50 PM Korn More...
The entire self-titled EP from Sulphur Seas can now be heard online in the player below or over at Bandcamp here.
"Sulphur Seas" was recorded at Bulletproof Studios (Alcorcón - Spain) and Dim (Sète - France). The band also comments: "Sulphur Seas born in 2014 from the union of two tortured souls led by the appetite of vice, the ungodly and the ugly. We were leeches, and leeches we’ll remain…"
1. Intro 00:25
2. Le Porc et la Putain 03:38
3. Mers de Soufre 03:40
4. Charogne 04:35
5. Brigitte 05:09 More...
Helmet Lady Records is damn ecstatic to announce the signing of crushing, India-based doom band, Shepherd. The label commentss:
"Our small family has grown quickly in 2015 and Shepherd serves as an important cornerstone in the development of the label as a nirvana of beautifully heavy music on vinyl. Such big plans we have for these tunes!!
"First off, 'Demonstration 2' is set to be released this Summer as #1 in the new HLR Ruination series as a newly mastered uber-limited, hot mixed, custom colored vinyl limited to only 111 copies featuring artwork by the band and four raw, powerful tracks that set the doom meter aflame. No phasers remained set on 'stun' for this one, I can assure you!" More...
Italy's Jungle Julia has made the band's entire self-titled EP release available online for streaming in the YouTube clip below. The track listing is as follows:
00:00 - Inferno in L2
03:25 - Guinea Pig
05:53 - Claustrofobia
09:50 - Fukushima
13:50 - Elmer More...
The monster line up for Obscene Extreme America keeps growing with a new batch of bands announced to this year's festival in Montreal, QC from August 20th - 23rd.
Announced this week are: Power Cup, Napalm Raid, Homalka, Broken Hope, Grotesque Organ Defilement, Total Fucking Destruction, and Rumpelstilskin Grinder.
These new announcements will perform alongside the previously revealed lineup of: More...
Deathcore band So This Is Suffering today releases a new track online for streaming titled "Sleeper Hold." The song features a guest spot by Nick Arthur of Molotov Solution and can be heard in the YouTube player below.
U.K. band Orestea has issued the following statement about parting ways with one member and working on an upcoming album:
"So, we've got a couple of announcements to make. One of which won't come as a surprise to a few of you that have seen us play so far this year.
"Firstly, Jake is no longer with the band. He had to call it a day for personal reasons last year. We didn't really want to announce this when it happened because it came at a time where we knew we would have to take a bit of a time out anyway, to write new stuff and to get our own work/financial stuff sorted out a bit.
"Being in a band is a number of things, it's SUPER fun and exciting, but also really hard work, expensive and time consuming. We needed to be in a place where we were totally ready to put out new material.
"With that in mind....we are happy to announce that we are currently in the studio recording the next release! We are so proud of the stuff we have written for this and we hope you love it as much as we do. More...
Greek outfit Need is working on an upcoming release to follow the "Orvam: A Song For Home" album. Need comments:
"Hi everybody! We know it's been quiet around here lately but the truth is that for the last few months we have been busting our asses off in the studio nearly everyday, writing songs for our new album.
"So far things are shaping up really nicely, we got TONS of stuff to work on and we couldn't be more excited by the way things are moving forward. Spread the word and thank you for your love and support!" More...
Minnesota’s experimental tech-metal masters of The Crinn are streaming their entire new album "Shadowbreather". The record will be out on Apr. 28 via the group's Bandcamp-site and it is somewhere between The Dillinger Escape Plan with Veil of Maya-like guitar shredding and some grindcore influences.
Check out now the entire new album "Shadowbreather" below.
Fuck The Facts is streaming a new track titled "Nukestalgia" taken from the upcoming split release with Fistfuck set to drop on May 12 via Fuck the Facts’ own Noise Salvation label and Fistfuck’s D7i Records.
Check out now the new track "Nukestalgia" below.
Long-running Ohio volume abusers Beneath Oblivion will cut the masses down with their amp-driven depression next month on a near three-week live takeover.
Set to commence on May 4th in Cincinnati, the band will crumble the stages of nineteen cities along the Eastern Seaboard, with the trek drawing to a close on May 21st in Richmond, Virginia.
Forged in 2003, Beneath Oblivion is a working class funeral doom collective hailing from a dying city in the Ohio River Valley. Fusing traditional doom elements with extreme metal and punk, Beneath Oblivion's sound conjurings are cold, dismal, and introverted.
5/04/2015 Rake's End - Cincinnati, OH
5/05/2015 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
5/06/2015 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
5/07/2015 Ralph's - Worcester, MA
5/08/2015 O'Briens - Boston, MA
5/09/2015 Koto Lounge - Salem, MA
5/10/2015 Geno's - Portland, ME
5/11/2015 Nectars - Burlington, VT
5/12/2015 Cherry Street Station - Wallingford, CT
5/13/2015 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
5/14/2015 The Pinch - Washington, DC
5/15/2015 The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
5/16/2015 Rain Dogs - Jacksonville, FL
5/17/2015 1982 Bar - Gainesville, FL
5/18/2015 Ashley Street Station - Valdosta, GA
5/19/2015 Atlanta Death Fest - Atlanta, GA
5/20/2015 Slim's Downtown - Raleigh, NC
5/21/2015 25 Watt - Richmond, VA
Roxx Records has checked in with the following update about releasing limited edition Mortification vinyls:
"Mortification fans are you ready to celebrate 25 years of this premiere Jesus metal band this Summer?
"We are working on not one, but two special limited edition vinyl releases for you! One release that started it all and one release that fast forwards us all the way to where Steve Rowe is at today in his 25 year journey on this earth providing us with his excellent Jesus metal as only he can!
"Already at the pressing plant as you read this is a limited edition 'silver' 25th anniversary pressing of 'Break The Curse 1990-2015' 100 copies will be on silver vinyl and 200 copies will be on black vinyl and there will only be 300 available! Not to mention this is the FIRST time this has ever even been pressed on vinyl!" More...