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Last updated on February 14, 2016 at 7:15 PM ET
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10 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Italy's AvenueLie recently signed with Alpha Omega Management and has now released backstage video footage from the group's our in support of Pain Of Salvation. Check it out below, along with a video clip for the track "Stranger Within," taken off the "Gensi" album.
Our very own George Misanthrope (Raising The Veil) will be joining Monument Of Misanthropy on the "Tyrants Of Death European Tour 2016" with Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, and Abiotic. Meet him and his band on the following dates:
3.03.2016 (CZ) Prague – Futurum
4.03.2016 (GER) Annaberg-Buchholz - Alte Brauerei
5.03.2016 (CZ) Ostrava - Barrak
6.03.2016 (A) Vienna - Viper Room
7.03.2016 (SLO) Ljubljana - Gala Hala
8.03.2016 (ITA) Brescia - Circolo Colony
9.03.2016 (FR) Luynes/Aix - Le Korigan
10.03.2016 (ITA) Bologna - Alchemica
11.03.2016 (ITA) Erba (CO) - Centrale More...
God Syndrome has a new lyric video online, which can be seen below, and the Russian metal band also comments:
"All hail! Another scorching melodic death metal song from God Syndrome is right at your attention in this lyric video! It's an another track from our new LP 'Controverse' and it is called 'Fire.'
"We hope You all would enjoy it! Check it out, like & share it with your friends and follow us on Facebook! New stuff coming really soon! Let there be the Fire! Stay tuned & stay metal!"
Phazm's "Scornful of Icons" is coming via Osmose Productions on March 25th, 2016, with the artwork and track listing available below.
Phazm was formed in 2003 by French guitarist and vocalist Pierrick Valence, following the concept of playing black/death metal with a rock ‘n roll feeling.
After three albums and several European tours, Phaz has delivered a unique mixture of shuffled blast-beats, occult and sharpened riffs, virtuoso guitar solos and scary possessed vocals. Phazm is the devil stick in the eyes of urban monotheists.
2. Ubiquitous Almighty
3. The Soothsayer
5. The Godless Pope
4. Howling For You
6. Conquerors March
7. Scornful Of Icons
8. Never To Return More...
According to a brief tweet from vocalist Chris Barnes (see below), Six Feet Under has wrapped up work on a new album to follow 2015's "Crypt of the Devil."
Russian modern metal band From Sky To Abyss just released debut album "Last Impulse Of The Dying Sun," which was produced and mixed in Drygva Studio and recorded by Mihail Lukashov. Pick up a copy at Bandcamp and you can stream the album below. The full track listing is:
1. Intro 01:06
2. Beast 04:55
3. Sunburst 04:28
4. Buried In Your Dream 04:51
5. Violent Reflection 04:14
6. Quantum Ocean 05:05
7. This Tragedy Is Only For The Hopeless 04:31
8. Dead by Leaves 04:58
9. Maora 04:49
10. Us 05:40
11. Last Impulse Of The Dying Sun 06:29 More...
This coming Friday, February 26th, the second full-length album "A Clockwork Universe" by German prog death metallers Spheron will finally be in stores.
As an introduction, the band is please to present you a second sample today - check out "The Blind Watchmaker" below. The album's full track listing is:
1. Keeper of Time and Space
2. The Blind Watchmaker
3. Plains of Hungary
6. Building a Storm
7. My Master's Work
8. Bound in Empty Jars More...
When winter strikes the northern hemisphere, we know it’s time for our annual sojourn to the biggest and best floating festival on earth – 70,000 Tons of Metal. Back on its third different boat in three years, Ultimate Metal Cruises returns to destroy the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean with the most diverse and powerful lineup in its sixth voyage. This year, the boat returned to Jamaica, but a different port – Falmouth. Last year, a disastrous blizzard it the Northeast U.S. leaving many stranded on the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale upon return to Port Everglades, something I surely hope wouldn’t happen (he says with tongue firmly planted in cheek). More...
Black metal is famous for its fierce opposition to organised religion, particularly Christianity. Most of the bands that espouse the anti-Christian view come from Christian or secular countries with a history of Christianity themselves, such as Norway, Sweden or Great Britain. This week, we’re taking a look at something of a strange case, as we examine a black metal band with opposition to religion from one of the Holiest cities on Earth, Jerusalem. A band who combined the surrounding languages of the Torah, the Bible and the Talmud to forge their name. A moniker formed in fire, Melechesh.
Melechesh was originally intended to be a one man band such as Burzum by Murat Cenan, better known as Ashmedi, or Melechesh Ashmedi, and took the name from the words "melech," which means king, and "esh," which means fire, two words rooted in Hebrew and Aramaic. Melechesh was soon expanded into a full band however, comprising of Israelis of Armenian and Asyrrian descent. Before they even released an album, the group themselves were not just talk of the metal underground with their demo, "As Jerusalem Burns..." and single, "The Siege of Lachish," but also in deep trouble with the local authorities, who charged Melechesh with "dark, cult like activities," with one Jerusalem paper even making them front page news, albeit with plenty of inaccuracies thrown in. More...
YouTubers "Carol Bouchard et Sylvie Guay" and "Raven Lunatic" are streaming video footage of Iced Earth performing "Plagues of Babylon" and "Boiling Point" live aboard the "70000 Tons Of Metal" cruise. The 2016 edition of "70000 Tons Of Metal" set sail from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL on February 4 and returned on Monday, February 8.
Check out the clips now below.