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Last updated on February 5, 2016 at 4:25 PM ET
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28 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Debemur Morti Productions is thrilled to welcome Syberia - a post metal group from Barcelona, Spain - the label's roster. Debemur Morti comments:
"We hope that, like us, you'll be spellbound by their monstrous instrumental creations filled with energy, honesty, growth and freedom. From desolation to exuberance, from hope to anxiety, from brutality to gentleness, the band uses various shades packed with powerfull riffing and outstanding guitar leads to create bewitching atmospheres, enchanting passages and furious explosions of pure beauty!"
The band also had this tos ay: "Syberia is starting a very important phase with our second record and we are very excited to do it with Debemur Morti Productions. Their passion and support for our project makes us rest assured that they are the best choice for us. We expect to make a lot of noise together."
The follow-up to 2012's "Drawing A Future" (streaming below) will be released in the coming months. Further details are to be revealed shortly. More...
March 4th sees the release of "Dissemination" from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Dream Death, and today the title track comes online for advance listening.
Pre-order your copy through iTunes here and get an instant grat download of the title track before the album drops via Rise Above Records. The "Dissemination" track listing is as follows:
2. Expendable Blood Flow
4. The Cold Hard Light
5. All in Vain Start
7. The Other Side
8. Nothing Ever Will
9. Neutral Ground
10. In Perpetuum More...
Church Of Misery will release new album "And Then There Were None" this coming March 4th via Rise Above Records.
Today a new song from the album entitled "Make Them Die Slowly" is streaming online and can be heard below. The full album's track listing is as follows:
1. The Hell Benders
2. Make Them Die Slowly
3. Doctor Death
4. River Demon
5. Confessions of an Embittered Soul
6. Suicide Journey
7. Murderfreak Blues More...
Unique Leader Records band Arkaik just released a new music video for "The Temple Aflame," taken off latest album "Lucid Dawn." Check out the clip below, and you can also stream the entire "Lucid Dawn" album at this location.
"Lucid Dawn" was engineered, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, Wrvth, All Shall Perish et al.) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and is out now worldwide via Unique Leader Records.
Elaborated the band of the new video: "This track is all about the groove and raw heaviness. It's straight forward and to-the-point, which is pretty different from previous stuff we've written but it serves its place within the album and adds variety between songs on Lucid Dawn. The song is basically about overcoming fear and the video kind of alludes to the concept of the album but from an alternative perspective. It was produced and directed by Nikko Deluna. We had a great time making it. We actually ended up filming on the same day/night as the fourth and final 'blood moon' total lunar eclipse of 2015, an obviously metal coincidence. Nikko was really professional and a blast to work with!"
Greensboro, North Carolina's raging trio Irata will make a triumphant return to the road this March with a run of U.S. tour dates. Irata will storm through the Midwestern and East Coast states on a solid eight-day tour.
The trek kicks off March fourth in Columbus, then raiding Canton, Chicago, Milwaukee, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Frederick, ending in Richmond on March 12th. With seven shows booked, the band is looking to book another show on March 8th in the coming days.
On the upcoming tour, Irata will be joined by DC-based Caustic Casanova, labelmates of the band through Kylesa's Retro Futurist Records. More...
Swiss group Make Me A Donut just released a music video for “Nominatus Padre,” which was directed by Brice Hincker (C.H.S Prod.) and comes off the band’s second album “Bright Side” - available now through Tenacity Music.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Vladimir Cochet at Conatus Studios (Promethee, Voice Of Ruin, Stortregn...), “Bright Side” is the follow-up to the band’s debut album “Olson” and features Courtney LaPlante (IWrestledABearOnce) as guest vocalist on the title track. More...
Swiss death metal band Disparaged just issued the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:
"We're glad to inform you that Marco Boehlen will be our new frontman. He'll build the new front line together with Ralph, Adrian and Tom.
"Marco is known as the frontman of BloodWillBound and comes along with great experience in live shows and studio works. We're really looking forward and just say: welcome on board and horns up, voice-doc!" More...
Heavy psych trio Mountain Tamer from Santa Cruz today premieres the band's entire self-titled new album online. Listen in below.
“Mountain Tamer” is a blend of classic 60's and 70's rock sonorities and psychedelia with a great vintage attitude, to be released by Argonauta Records on CD/DD formats on February 12th. Grab your copy here. The track listing is as follows:
3. Dunes Of The Mind
5. Wolf In The Streets
6. Sum People
7. Satans Waiting
8. Pharosite More...
As Selfmadegod Records takes pleasure in unchaining the decimating fifth album from Poland's pummeling grind trio Unborn Suffer, titled "Nihilist," today the album is also streaming onlin ein full.
"Nihilist" was recorded in late 2014 and early 2015 in local Post Abortum Studio, while mixing and mastering duties were taken care of by Szymon Grodzki (Invent Sound). The record surges with seventeen tracks of relentless, ultra-brutal death metal soaked in grind elements. More...
February 26th, 2016 will see the release of "Sci-Fi or Die," the 4th full length offering from Droids Attack.
Today the band unleashes another song from "Sci-Fi or Die," an epic eight and a half minute entitled "Mashenomak." Listen in below. The album's full track listing is as follows:
1. Die Glocke
2. New Plague
3. Clawhammer Suicide
4. Brahma Astra
6. Mashenomak Strikes Again
7. The Maze
9. The Annunaki
10. Enoch More...
Ottawa based brutal technical death metal band Deformatory releases new album "Malediction" today (February 5th) via CDN Records. You can now hear the entire album online below, courtesy of Bravewords.com. The album's track listing is:
1. Infernal Gateway
2. Dimensions of Malevolence
4. Eviscerated Requiem
5. A Hideous Veneration
7. Oracles of Perdition
8. Aphotic Existence More...
Static Tension Recordings is pleased to announce the release of the vinyl edition of "Hierophants of the Storm," the debut album from Dead River Runs Dry. The album features 10 tracks of blackened metal for fans of Watain and Immortal, due out June 3rd 2016.
A charred black slab of ruthless venom that only Australia could spit out, Dead River Runs Dry's debut album "Hierophants of the Storm" is an obsession with the annihilation of constraint, a savage reaction to existence as determined by ignorance and an insight into further paradigms that are offered through experience alone. The track listing is as follows:
1. Initium - Immolating The Burden Of Hope
2. Only Skies Remain
4. Medicio de la Peste Negre
5. Skull of the Wind
6. Bow Your Head, Scum
7. Revenge Upon Fate
8. Hyperic Vortex
9. By Hook or by Crook
10. For the Fallen More...
U.S. power metal outfit Darkology - featuring ex and current members of Firewind, Solstice, Leather, Arch Rival, Outworld, Zierler, Beyond Twilight and Medieval Steel in the band's ranks - has been making waves with latest album "Fated To Burn."
Today the band ups the game by delivering a brand new music video for the title track "Fated To Burn," which can be seen below. If you missed it, the previously posted clip for "Kill Me If You Can" is up at this location. More...
Ottawa, Ontario-based punk outfit Zex just kicked off a Brazilian tour in support of the "Fight For Yourself" LP. Catch the band live on these dates:
2/05/2016 Barra Mansa, RJ
2/06/2016 Estudio Hanoi - Rio De Janeiro, RJ
2/07/2016 Zapata - São Paulo, SP
2/08/2016 Associação Santa Cecília - São Paulo, SP
2/09/2016 CPB - Cambui, MG
2/11/2016 Rock In Bro - São José Dos Campos, SP
2/12/2016 Bar do Juca - Mogi Mirim, SP
2/13/2016 Gama City, DF
2/14/2016 Goiania, GO More...
Oakland-based old school death metal squad Necrot - featuring within its ranks current and former members of Acephalix, Vastum, Saviours and Watch Them Die - has joined the Tankcrimes Records roster for the release of "The Labyrinth."
Featuring eight tracks cultivated from three hard to find and long out of print demo tapes, "The Labyrinth" was recorded at Lennon Studios by the late great Jef "Leppard" Davis (Abscess, Acephalix, Vastum) and at Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Annihilation Time, Noothgrush).
The release was mastered at Mammoth Sound by Dan Randall (Ghoul, Toxic Holocaust) and will see release this coming April 15th on CD, digitally and deluxe, foil-stamped LP. The track listing is as follows:
1. Consume Control
2. Contagious Pain
3. Into The Labyrinth
4. The End
5. Cycles of Pain
7. Rebirth In Chaos
8. The Abyss More...
Prepare to be blown away by the heaviest Conan album yet - "Revengeance" - as the band hacks, slashes and charges into your subconscious.
A new video for "Throne Of Fire" also comes online today, and can be seen below, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.com. Conan comments:
"THE END IS NEAR!!!!!!!! Soon we will head to Europe and bring the Throne of Fire to a town near you. Check out our new video for Throne of Fire! We're looking forward to getting on the road." More...
Hailing from down under comes the newest signing to Napalm Records: please welcome Australia's melodic / progressive death metal five piece Be'lakor. The band commens:
"We're extremely pleased to be signing with Napalm Records. Working with such a well-respected label represents the start of the next chapter for us. We really feel that Napalm is on board with Be'lakor's vision, and that they share our excitement for the music we're making. This signing will also mean that we can get our music out to more of our fans and play more shows beyond Australia's shores. 2016 promises to be a big year for the band, and we can't wait to release our fourth album with Napalm."
Napalm Records A&R Sebastian Muench also adds: "Napalm Records is absolutely honored to announce the signing of Melbourne's one and only Be'lakor. For many years we have been listening to the albums 'The Frail Tide,' 'Stone's Reach' & the masterpiece 'Of Breath and Bone' in amazement and in full discussion on who we like best; Be'lakor, Insomnium or Omnium Gatherum! Be'lakor! Welcome to the Napalm Family!"
The band consists of:
George Kosmas - Guitar / Vocals
Shaun Sykes - Lead Guitar
John Richardson - Bass
Steve Merry - Piano / Keyboard
Elliott Sansom - Drums More...
With new single "Steel Inquisition," the power-infused progressive death metal of Alberta's Valyria is taken to new heights. With memorable lyrics based on film, literature, and history, Valyria's music is a blistering and exhilarating listening experience whether live or in your headphones.
This new single - due out February 12th - follows 2014 debut album "Collatus." The Canadian band consists of:
Cam Dakus - Bass/Lead Vocals
Jeremy Puffer - Guitar
Andrew Traynor - Guitar
Mitchell Stykalo - Drums More...
Russian industrial metal band Efpix will release new album "Evil Sides" through Sliptrick Records in late February / early March. Check out a teaser clip below.
The album was entirely produced, recorded and mixed in the studio of Alexander Kondrashov (Burn In Heaven Studio) and the track listing is as follows:
1. The Bells of Destiny
2. It’s Time To Die
3. God Is Our Entity
4. Forget Me
5. Evil Sides
7. Don’t Try To Escape
8. Space Invaders
9. The Slave of Satan
10. Above My Mind More...
From out of the sewers of Atlanta, the Southeast's premiere gore metal maniacs from Mangled rise with a brand new 7" on Boris Records.
The "Involuntary Organ Donor" is limited to 300 black vinyl and will drop on March 1st, 2016. The track listing is as follows:
1. They’re Not Gonna Stay Down There Anymore
2. Involuntary Organ Donor
3. Butchery Loves Company More...
Nergal from Polish black/death metal Behemoth has posted a video online in which he supports the initiative Screw The Cancer.
To learn more about how you can screw the cancer before it screws you, head over to this location.
Behemoth will also be heading out on a North American tour alongside Myrkur this coming April and May, with full dates and details available at this location.
The Swedish vintage style hard rock pioneers from Spiritual Beggars return with their 9th studio album entitled "Sunrise To Sundown," which will be released on March 18th, 2016 in Europe as well as March 25th, 2016 in North America via InsideOutMusic.
Today the band is now debuting the album's first single for the title track "Sunrise To Sundown." Listen in below. Guitarist Michael Amott checked in with the following comment about the song:
"I wrote 'Sunrise To Sundown' last year and brought into the jam room, where it very quickly went from a basic idea to a finished arrangement in something like five minutes! Some songs come fast and others take time to fully develop, you never know when inspiration hits you...and therein somewhere lies the beauty of creating music. The lyrics follow that train of thought too, talking about following your chosen path and turning your dreams into reality - two things I believe in very much."
The full track listing is:
1. Sunrise To Sundown
2. Diamond Under Pressure
3. What Doesn't Kill You
4. Hard Road
5. Still Hunter
6. No Man's Land
7. I Turn To Stone
8. Dark Light Child
9. Lonely Freedom
10. You've Been Fooled
11. Southern Star More...
Today the Canadian metal heroes from Anvil release a new lyric video for the song "Die For A Lie," taken from upcoming studio album "Anvil Is Anvil." Guitar player and singer Lips says about the song:
"Even in modern times mankind has not found peace. We cling to ancient beliefs and wage wars against each other in the names of God. We still have no proof or solid scientific evidence that our beliefs are in fact truth or fact. Killing each other over theories of origin.. .We are still in our infancy as far as civilization is concerned. We are slowly discovering our true factual origins and eventually we will discover the truths.
"A truth that can't be denied is that people have lost the plot of what religion was supposed to be about.... instead of spreading love and understanding we spread hate and ignorance...murdering each other because we believe one God and belief is better than another...when it all is likely bullshit!!!! 'Die for a Lie.'"
Drummer Robb Reiner adds: "'Die For A Lie'... Musically is a perfect Anvil template out of the classic blueprints, fully charged with riffs only found with Anvil, and drum arrangements very unique to Anvil style and sound! Lyrically its suggested for all those who are in belief of handed down broken telephone lines (Religion)....take another look!!!!!" More...
U.S. heavy/doom metal band Pentagram has announced a batch of headlining U.S. tour dates this March.
Touring in support of latest album "Curious Volume," which released last summer on Peaceville Records, Pentagram will be joined on the road by Mondo Drag and King Giant. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.
w/ Mondo Drag and King Giant:
3/10 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka's Live +
3/11 - Richmond, VA @ Broadberry +
3/12 - Carborro, NC @ Cat's Cradle +
3/13 - Knoxville, TN @ Concourse International +
3/14 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
3/15 - Nashville, TN @ Exit Inn
3/17 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
3/18 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
3/19 - Austin, TX @ The Lost Well / Heavy Metal Parking Lot 3
+ King Giant only More...
Sweden’s Temisto premieres a new song entitled "Succubus", taken from the upcoming new self-titled album "Succubus", which will be out in stores via Pulverized Records on February 26.
Check out now "Succubus" below.
Los Angeles-based heavy metal warriors Holy Grail premiere another new song entitled "Descent Into The Maelstrom", taken from their upcoming new album "Times of Pride and Peril", which will be out in stores via Prosthetic Records on February 12th, 2016.
Check out now "Descent Into The Maelstrom" below.
After The Burial premieres a new song entitled "Collapse", taken from the upcoming new album "Dig Deep", which will be out in stores February 19th through Sumerian Records.
Check out now "Collapse" below.
Says vocalist Anthony Notarmaso of the loss of guitarist Justin Lowe and moving on without him: More...
Austrian/French brutal death metal veterans of Monument Of Misanthropy just announced they will be joining Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation and Abiotic on their first leg of "The Tyrants Of Death 2016 European Tour". The band also premieres a new drum playthrough video, showcasing the band's new drummer Julien Helwin blasting through the song "Vegan Homicide", taken from the latest album "Anger Mismanagement".
Check out now the drum-playthrough of "Vegan Homicide" below.
Monument Of Misanthropy will be performing live on the following dates below: More...