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Last updated on December 7, 2016 at 8:29 AM ET
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10 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Maltese brutal death metal act Beheaded premiered a video clip for the new song "Beast Incarnate" over at Decibel Magazine's website at this location (also in the player below). The song is the title track from the upcoming new album which is expected for release via Unique Leader on January 27th.
The infernal, eight-track production draws upon the brutal and melodic approach to the band's 2012-issued, critically-championed "Never To Dawn" long player. Recorded at MKII Recording Studio (Italy) and mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Teadeat, Bone Gnawer, Aeon, Those Who Bring The Torture etc.) at Enhanced Audio Productions Sweden, "Beast Incarnate" comes shrouded in the cover art of Gabriel Alegria Sabogal, welcomes the addition of new recruits -- drummer Davide Billia and guitarist Simone Brigo - and truly stretches the boundaries of Beheaded's signature sound to meet new extremes.
As a precursor to its release, the visual companion to the record's title track is available now. The band commented: "When music is enriched with literature, imagery, colors, and visuals that reflect its essence, it is able to deliver a deeper, more profound immersive visual and aural experience. That is precisely what the video for the album title track 'Beast Incarnate' does. Using all these elements we have worked very closely with Very Metal Art in graphically creating and capturing the character and lifeblood of Beast Incarnate. The music video comes to outline the attributes of Mediterranean death metal - hard hitting and drilling in the psyche. Musically drawing upon the very roots of the band's earliest material and molded from a quarter of a century since Beheaded's inception. Beast Incarnate cements twenty-five years of extreme music with an imprint of the band's present signature sound."
The track list for "Beast Incarnate" is as follows:
1. Beast Incarnate
2. The Horror Breathes
3. Crossing the House of Knives
4. Reign of the Headless King
5. The Black Death
6. Cursed Mediterranean
7. Fid-dlam ta' dejjem
8. Punishment of the Grave
Check out the video here: More...
Italian symphonic metal act Souls Of Diotima proudly announced the first leg of the "Gold & The New Horizons" European Tour for January 2017.
The tour comes in support of the latest concept album "The Sorceress Reveals - Atlantis," which was issued back in June via Rockshots Records.
Confirmed dates and venues are as follows:
19.01.17 - St Georgen - Fumreif - AUS
20.01.17. - Trimmelkam - Sakog - AUS
21.01.17 - Velika Plan - Drum Club - SER
23.01.17 - Pit - Bellinzona - SWI
24.01.17 - Smile Cafè - Liege - BE
25.01.17 - Rodewisch - Ars-Vitae - GER
26.01.17 - The Cave - Amsterdam - NL
27.01.17 - B52 - Eernegem - BE
28.01.17. - L'Excalibur - Reims - FR
29.01.17 - The One - Milan - IT More...
Australia's Aversions Crown released the first in a series of trailers for the upcoming album "Xenocide," which will be released on the 20th of January via Nuclear Blast. In the clip, vocalist Mark Poida talks about joining the band, the album's lyrical themes and title.
"Xenocide" was tracked by Adam Merker at Studio Anders Debeerz in Brisbane and mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis from Audio Hammer.
The track listing will be as follows:
2. Prismatic Abyss
3. The Soulless Acolyte
7. The Oracles Of Existence
8. Cynical Entity
9. Stillborn Existence
10. Cycles of Haruspex
Check out the clip here: More...
Metal Church issued a new video clip for the song "Needle And Suture." The song appears on the latest album "XI," which marked the triumphant return of Mike Howe to vocals. Check out our review of the album at this location.
Metal Church will be headlining ProgPower USA XVIII Day 2 on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Check out the video here:
Sweden's Year Of the Goat released a lyric video for the cover of Francoise Hardy's "Song Of Winter." The song will be available as a limited edition golden vinyl LP with the b-side track "Strange Shadows" on December 9th via Napalm Records. Pre-order your copy at this location.
The band commented on the song here: "For many years Francoise Hardy has been part of our playlist while on the road. As soon as Song Of Winter played the thought that we really should do a cover of it at some point always presented itself. Lyrically we find it going very well with the theme of our first album and also with the one we’re planning at the moment. The B-side on the other hand lyrically draws more towards our second album 'The Unspeakable.' One could probably say that the wonderful and talented Francoise Hardy is helping us build a bridge between our last album and the one to come."
Check out "Song Of Winter" here: More...
Black Hole Generator debuts another new music video for "Moloch", off the band's new album "A Requiem For Terra", out now via Dark Essence Records in CD, vinyl and digital formats.
The creative force behind Black Hole Generator is Vulture Industries' main man and long-time Taake producer Bjørnar E. Nilsen. Guitarist Arve Isdal (Ice Dale) of Enslaved and Audrey Horne, plus Gjermund Fredheim (Taake/Orkan) contributing lead guitars on three tracks, as well as additional guitars by Dag Terje Andersen complete the lineup.
Check out now "Moloch" below.
Swedish black / death outfit Omnizide debuts a new song entitled "Deathwomb", taken from the forthcoming new album "NekroRegime", which will be out in stores December 16 via Carnal Records in Europe and Daemon Worship Productions in the U.S.
NekroRegime was recorded and mixed by Erik Hagelberg at DeathWomb Studio in the winter of 2015/2016. The album was mastered by Jona Kjellgren at Blacklounge Studio.
Check out now "Deathwomb" below.
We’ve included the new album's title track for you as well below: More...
Brutal death metal/slam powerhouse Cranial Engorgement premieres the title track of the upcoming new album "Horrific Existence", which will be out in stores February 10, 2017, via Gore House Productions (both CD and Digital).
Check out now "Horrific Existence" below.
Metalcore/Djent outfit Issues premieres a new music video for "Slow Me Down", taken from the band's latest album "Headspace", out in stores now via Rise Records.
Check out now "Slow Me Down" below.
A Loss For Words premieres a new song entitled "I Feel An Army In My Fist", taken from the upcoming new album "Crises", which will be out in stores December 27th via Rise Records. Comeback Kid vocalist/guitarist Andrew Neufeld lends his vocals to it.
Check out now "I Feel An Army In My Fist" below.