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Last updated on March 6, 2015 at 1:30 PM ET
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27 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Autokrator is now releasing debut, self-titled album "Autokrator" digitally, which consists of 8 tracks featuring 34 minutes of death / drone / sludge metal. The cover was made by Nestor Avalos and the track listing is as follows:
Act I - The tenth persecution
Act II - Exsuperator
Act III - The filthy pig of Rome
Act IV - Autokrator
Act V - Sit divus, modo non vivus
Act VI - Qualis artifex pereo
Act VII - Imperial Whore
Act VIII - Optimus princeps More...
Finnish heavy psych rockers Seremonia dive deeper than ever into the dark psychedelic abyss with third album "Kristalliarkki," set for international release on May 8th via Svart Records. The label comments:
"With lyrics (still all in their native tongue) revolving around the spiritual cult practices and teachings of a mysterious doomsday cult, 'Kristalliarkki' (English: 'The Crystal Ark') also explores the cultist mindset musically.
"The heavy riffing, the psychedelic solos, the out-of-control drum fills, the blood-chilling vocal delivery, and the collective free rock freak-outs all go way beyond just playing good ol' heavy rock: Seremonia is a band on a sacred mission, possessed by the black flame of rock 'n' roll. 'Kristalliarkki' bears their trademark garage doom sound and catchy riffage, and adds an abundance of acid rock experimentalism, proto-punk anger, sacred music bliss, and even some cosmic jazz flavors in the 15-minute title track of the album.
"It's a hard-rocking hard rock record, but a wonderfully weird one - even by Seremonia's weirdo standards." More...
Swedish groove metal band Chugger will kick off a European tour on March 6th in support of upcoming album "Human Plague," coming in April and containing eleven songs set in a dystopian near future. The album's track listing is:
1. The Grid
4. Never Alone (feat. Maria Strandén)
5. Feed The Fire
6. Ignorance Divine
7. Five Feet Down
8. Cut Out From Hell
9. The Pendulum Swing
11. Human Plague
See the band live on these dates: More...
The black/death barbarians from Perdition Temple are streaming new track "Goddess in Death" online, which can be heard below courtesy of the Hells Headbangers Bandcamp page.
The track hails from Perdition Temple's second album, "The Tempter's Victorious," set for international release on March 24th via Hells Headbangers. The full track listing is as follows:
Slovenly World, a French thrash / metalcore band, just just released first full-length album "Between Clouds and Earth." You can pick up a copy at this location or stream all the tracks below. The full track listing is as follows:
1. My Livid Look on the Cross 05:50
2. My Last Tears 03:55
3. Is This Reality 04:06
4. Venom 04:37
5. Between Clouds And Earth 03:12
6. Am I Still Alive 04:19
7. PILLS 04:10
8. Black Mirror 02:49
9. Heads or Tails 04:11
10. In the White Sand 05:48 More...
U.K. outfit Furyon has been confirmed as a headliner for the SOS Festival, which will take place in Manchester on July 17th - 19th, 2015. Also confirmed for the festival are Blaze Bayley, Triaxis, Tysondog, Collibus, and Knock Out Kaine.
Furyon also recently confirmed dates for a U.K. headlining tour in March 2015, in support of second album release "Lost Salvation," released on February 23rd, 2015 via Dream Records. Dates are as follows:
March 20 – The Square, Harlow, UK w/ Fahran
March 22 – The Concorde 2, Brighton, UK w/ Fahran
March 24 – The Audio, Glasgow, UK w/ Fahran
March 29 – The Barfly, London, UK w/ Fahran
March 30 – Bannerman’s Live, Edinburgh, UK
April 04 – Rebellion, Manchester, UK More...
Tony Foresta, lead singer of Municipal Waste and Iron Reagan, has released a brand of signature hot sauce called "Liquid Arson."
A collaboration with the Tears Of Joy hot sauce brand, Tony's sauce is a mosh pit in your mouth with a 9 out of 10 heat rating and is available for purchase at this location. Tony comments:
"This is a collaberation with me and Brian from The mighty 'Tears Of Joy' hot sauce in Austin Texas. I've been wanting to work with him for years as I've always been a big fan of his store and the sauces he makes, The Sword's 'Tears of Fire,' His Tequila Lime Sauce, Red Fang's 'Night Destroyer' to name a few. Liquid Arson is an Italian flavored sauce that packs a punch but still has a lot of flavor. Good with almost anything to me personally I think it goes best with meatball subs, pizza or chicken parm. It's kind of like a nuclear marinara sauce." More...
Florida metalcore band Yxvng just released new single "Revolutionever," taken from upcoming EP "Generation RX." Give it a listen below.
The new EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Nabeel Tarin at NTB Productions in Orlando, Florida. For more info on the band, head over to the Yxvng Facebook profile here.
Italian death/thrash metal act, Krysantemia, has teamed up with Decibel Magazine to launch the band's latest music video for "Finis Dierum," the title track off the band's third studio album. Check it out below.
"The video 'Finis Dierum' came to life in an old shed, whose iron structure withstood the earthquake of 2012 in Emilia (Italy)," the band told Decibel. "The concept was to create a final transmission to the world, telling what has led to the destruction of the world itself. The desolation of the environment is a key element for both the video and for the chance to have a lot of plan sequence recreating the dynamic aspect of the piece. Down the hall are projected images that represent some recent events or not, that give the idea of what can be a cataclsym, a war, and end. The whole video was shot at night, but suddenly the structure alarm sounded by mistake. As a result we were kicked out of the building by the security crew, as they thought we were thieves!" More...
Virginia-based deathcore band Witness released debut EP "Downfall" today via Chugcore. "Downfall" features 7 tracks with guest appearances from David Libert of Barrier and Reilley Embrey of Reactor 4.
"Downfall" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Zach Jones of Royal House Studios. Artwork designed by Ryan Hounshell of Mainsail Media. The track listing is as follows:
3. Eyes (ft. David Libert of Barrier)
4. Hollow Bastion
5. Downcast (ft. Reilley Embrey of Reactor 4)
7. Constable More...
Toronto-based ambient/drone group Northumbria has teamed up with Heathen Harvest Periodical to premiere the “Ostara” video (also available below).
The track is taken from the band's second full-length album “Bring Down The Sky,” issued last year by ConSouling Sounds (thisquietarmy, Amenra, Nadja). The video was created by Dominic F. Marceau, who has worked with artists like Theologian, thisquietarmy, and Sewer Goddess in the past.About this new video, Northumbria’s Dorian Williamson offered the following words:
“The song is very much a celebration—albeit it in our own very personal way—of the Goddess Ostara. When we were creating it, we really felt like the sound, and the energy behind it, literally took on a life of its own. We’re always striving for that in all of our songs: to create a trance-like state where the power of the sound takes over in a way you could never really consciously write in the traditional sense. Jim Field and I are really into the primal nature of this kind of music. Even though it may not necessarily sound like it, it’s very ritualistic in its purest form. When it works, it connects that specific moment to something much more powerful and ancient. We just channel that connection and give it a bit of direction.
"Even though the video itself is abstract, the spirit of the meaning of Ostara is somehow still successfully created. We’re talking about the life-giving creative force in the universe made flesh, symbolically and spiritually, but of course in a very non-objective way. Like the music, the video leaves a lot to interpretation.”
2. The Ocean Calls us Home
4. The Silver Forest
5. Bring Down the Sky More...
Killswitch Engage has unleashed a 40 second teaser of a brand new song titled "Loyalty."
The song will be featured on Game Of Thrones' new "Catch The Throne: The Mixtape, Vol.2" compilation, which also includes songs from Anthrax, Method Man, and Snoop Dogg.
Listen in below, courtesy of Loudwire.com. The fifth season of Game Of Thrones will officially kick off on April 12th, 2015.
Celebrating a 40th anniversary as rock n’ roll’s undisputed rebels, musical legends Motorhead will appear on this weekend’s edition of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show.
The show airs this Saturday, March 7th at 9pm/8pm Central, and features Lemmy, Phil and Mikkey of Motorhead as the honored Metal Modem guests via remote video. Make sure to tune in, and for more information on the show, head to this location.
Motorhead is currently in the recording studio with longtime producer Cameron Webb working on an upcoming album, which is due out in the Fall of 2015.
The revered trio will support the Foo Fighters on tour this July in Japan and Korea (including a stop at the longest-standing music fest in Japan, the Fuji Rock Festival on July 24th, and the Ansan Valley Rock Festival in South Korea on July 26th) in addition to planning a U.S. tour for late Summer 2015. Additionally, the band will set sail on the Motorhead Motörboat cruise in late September.
Finnish/American sleaze thrashers Tornado, featuring Ex-Gothic Slam vocalist Superstar Joey Severance, has signed on with Wormholedeath Records. The band has announced the name of the upcoming sophomore LP - and follow up to the Listenable Records debut LP "Amsterdamn, Hellsinki" - as "Black President." Release dates for the album are expected to be announced soon, but the album artwork and track list are available below.
Joey Severance commented: "We are extremely grateful and excited to be a part of the Worm Hole Death family and look forward our future cooperation with the label. Lock up your Girlfriends, Wives and Daughters. Sleazy Thrash is coming your way!”
Worm stated: "When I got to know Joey I understood that I was in front of someone with a unique attitude and loyalty. Tornado have been pushing so hard during these years ... So hard that they have been able to work with Peter Tagtgren and get a deal with Listenable Records for their debut album "Amsterdam". This is just to underline that I was more than honored when I got their email. Their new album is like a blast and it has this unique sound since they have been able to create a very strong drive with both scandinavian and bay area thrash elements. By the way, not many words are needed here...This is a real band with a real attitude and everyone should check them out. A fucking Tornado is coming our way, this is what I wanted to say."
The track list for the album is:
1. Black President
2. I, Individual
3. 911 First Responder (FDNY)
4. Flesh Crawling Nightmare
5. T – Minus 10
6. David and Goliath
7. World Pieces
8. Under The Crimson Moon
9. Stop The Madness (Part I and II)
10. Ghetto Wasteland More...
Today, Finnish doom metal band Garden of Worm stream the entirety of second album, "Idle Stones" - out now via Svart Records. Listen in below, courtesy of TheObelisk.net.
Having played progressive rock in various groups, in 2003, the group decided it was time to play simple & basic doom metal. Thus, Garden of Worm was born. After several releases on different metal labels, the latest being a self-titled debut album for Shadow Kingdom Records in 2010, the band went into hibernation. Garden of Worm's debut for Svart, Idle Stones is a product of this long period of quiet life. The track listing is:
1. Fleeting are the Days of Man
2. Summer's Isle
4. The Sleeper including Being Is More Than Life More...
Armaggedon, which features ex-Arch Enemy guitarist Christopher Amott, which recently released the album "Captivity and Devourment" via Listenable Records back in January, has announced the departure of Matt Hallquist. Antony Hämäläinen, who originally filled in for Hallquist during the band's recent tour, has been named the new permanent vocalist.
In the early 1990s, Antony Hämäläinen started playing bass, drums, and singing for multiple bands based both in the USA and Finland, providing vocals for the Arizona death metal band Slaves For Scores and then Nightrage in 2007.
The band commented: "We're happy to announce that Antony Hämäläinen has accepted the position as full-time vocalist for Armageddon. We are looking forward to working with him, as he brings great energy to the band, both on and off stage."
The band intends to announce additional tour dates shortly and has already been working on new material for a follow up release. More...
New Zealand's own Antagonist A.D. is streaming the new track "Dogs Blood," which features JJ Peters of Deez Nuts. The song appears on the new release "Haunt Me as I Roam," which is set for release April 13th via Lifeforce Records.
Check out "Dogs Blood" here:
Sweden's Soilwork released a live video clip for the track "Bastard Chain" (which originally appeared on the 2001 studio release "A Predator's Portrait"). The clip is taken from the upcoming new live DVD/2CD release "Live in the Heart of Helsinki," which is set to drop via Nuclear Blast on March 13th.
The track list is as follows:
1. This Momentary Bliss (see video clip here)
2. Like The Average Stalker
4. Weapon Of Vanity
5. Spectrum Of Eternity
6. Follow The Hollow
7. Parasite Blues
8. Distortion Sleep
9. Bastard Chain
10. Let This River Flow feat. Floor Jansen
11. Long Live The Misanthrope
12. Tongue More...
Magic Kingdom, the Belgian power metal act featuring Iron Mask guitarist Dushan Petrossi and bassist Vasiliy Molchanov, released a lyric video for the new track "With Fire and Sword." The song appears on the new release "Savage Requiem," which drops on March 20th (EU) and April 14th (USA) via AFM Records.
The album is the first to feature new vocalist Christian Palin. The track list for the album is:
1. In Umbra Mea
2. Guardian Angels
3. Rivals Forever
4. Full Moon Sacrifice
5. Ship Of Ghosts
6. Savage Requiem
7. Four Demon Kings Of Shadowlands
8. With Fire and Sword
9. Dragon Princess
10. Battlefield Magic
Check out "With Fire and Sword" here: More...
Hardcore legends Agnostic Front released a music video for the new track "Police Violence." The song appears on the upcoming new release "The American Dream Died," which is set for release on April 3rd (EU), April 6th (UK/FR) and April 7th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The track list for the album is:
2. The American Died
3. Police Violence
4. Only In America
5. Test Of Time
6. We Walk The Line
7. Never Walk Alone (feat. Freddy Cricien, Toby Morse & Lou Koller)
8. Enough Is Enough
9. I Can't Relate
10. Old New York
11. Social Justice
12. Reasonable Doubt
13. No War Fuck You
15. A Wise Man
16. Just Like Yesterday
Check out the video here: More...
German hard rock act Devil's Train, featuring members of Mystic Prophecy and MasterPlan, released a new music video for track "Down on You." The song appears on the latest release "II," which is available now via earMusic.
Check out the clip here:
Danish thrash act Impalers revealed the album artwork for the upcoming sophomore full length album "God From the Machine" (shown below). The release date has been revealed to be April 10th via Crime Records. Pre-orders can be made started March 10th at this location.
All pre-orders will be sent the week before the release date and the first 10 orders will get the debut EP "Prepare for War" as a free bonus.
The artwork for "God From the Machine" was created by Pär Olofsson (Exodus, Immortal, Iron Fire). Check it out here:
Just For Fun
Sock Puppet Parody, well known for satirizing songs by Metallica, Slayer, and Immortal in previous sock puppet parodies, has now zeroed in on Slipknot’s "Wait and Bleed".
Says Sock Puppet Parody: "Today Socknot shows you what happens when you use socks as cleaning rags in their new single 'Wait in Bleach'".
Technical death metallers Nile have commenced recording guitars for their upcoming album set to drop this summer.
States Nile drummer George Kollias about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions: "We'll release the album around June. And we have a European tour with Suffocation in September/October, and we're talking about a U.S. tour, maybe, starting in mid-November."
Asked if the band has already a title for the new Nile CD, Kollias explains: "We're not sure yet, so I can't really tell. But if the one we have right now. I mean, we have a title, but, seriously, it's not the final one. But if that's the final one - I mean, if this is gonna be the title - it's one of our songs which is the most difficult song I've ever played in my life. Like, seriously, it's so hard to play. We were working on this song for 3 days. This has never happened with Nile - working on one song for 3 days. It's never happened. It's a song that, if you're a drummer, and you wanna play it, or a guitar player as well, you're gonna have troubles. It's not that long. I think it's around 6 minutes or something. But it's crazy. Totally crazy." More...
Revocation's David Davidson teamed up once again with Guitarworld for an instructional video titled "How I Employ Dissonance In 'Labyrinth of Eyes'".
Check out the new lesson below.
Orange County's, CA grindcore outfit Phobia is streaming a live-drumcam clip showing Bryan Fajardo blasting through the song "Contradiction/Submission Hold".
Check out now the clip below (courtesy of sickdrummermagazine).
Chicago death metal and deathcore outfit Oceano will release its new studio album "Ascendants" on March 24th via Earache Records. In anticipation of the new album the band offers an album preview clip below.
Explains front man Adam Warren: "This album is an evolution of our brand of heaviness. It is our most focused release ever and contains a concept that elevates the band onto a higher plane. I want every Oceano fan old and new to be launched into an altered state and immerse themselves into discovering what 'Ascendants' is all about."