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Last updated on July 29, 2015 at 11:51 AM ET
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10 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Accursed Spawn has announced that 6-string, fretless bassist Weiyun Lu will be playing his first official dates with the band this summer in Ontario and Quebec, including stops at Grind Your Mind Open Air, Trailer Thrash Festival, and the third annual Oshawa Deathfest.
Guitarist Adam Pell comments: "We've all known Wei for some time now, having listened to his work in other bands like Argus Panoptes and Maou Mindu. We knew right away that Wei would bring a new, technical dynamic to the songwriting in Accursed Spawn. We are really excited to welcome him into the fold!”
07/31: Oshawa Deathfest III, Oshawa, ON
08/01: The Cavern Barn, Toronto, ON
08/15: Grind Your Mind Open Air, Drummondville, QC
08/25: Trailer Thrash Festival, St-Pie, QC More...
Dutch band Obese just released a brand new video clip for the song "Red As The Sun," taken from the album "Kali Yuga" that was released by Argonauta Records in June 2015 on CD/DD.
The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Obese at Hogshed Studios, while the video production was handled by Smooth Sailor Productions. The new album's track listing is:
2. Rite Of Fire
3. Kali Yuga
4. The Bitter Blast
5. Red As The Sun
7. Down The Gauntlet
9. Begetter Dead Letter More...
Erfurt, Germany's Macbeth (not to be confused with the two other German acts or the Italian act under the moniker Macbeth) is streaming the new track "WN62." The song will appear on the upcoming new release "Imperium," which is set to drop via Massacre Records on September 11th.
Check out the tune here:
French black/death metal veterans Temple of Baal have set "Mysterium" as the title of the next full-length album. The album is due out on October 2nd via Agonia Records. The first taste is in the form of the new track "Divine Scythe," which can be streamed in the player below. The song, which features guest vocals by Georges Balafas (Drowning, Eibon, Decline Of The I).
In the band's 15 year career, marked by four full-lengths and numerous split releases, the highly respected French coven Temple of Baal have evolved from a primitive black/thrash outfit into one of epic dimensions. As the album's title suggests, "Mysterium" dwells on the topics of spirituality and religiosity. "From the opener, Lord Of Knowledge And Death, to the closing number, All In Your Name, every inch of this record drips with it" - comments the band. "Mysterium can be seen a collection of meditations and prayers over the mysteries of Faith, directed towards the gods of the left hand path".
Musically, Temple of Baal's black metal roots are back in full force, allowing the atmospheres to develop through songs of epic proportions, mostly clocking around 8 or 9 minutes each. "Mysterium" covers a wide musical specter, from slower ritualistic parts, to furious blasts and thrashy riffs or the surprisingly melodic choirs of "Magna Gloria Tua" and "Hosanna", each song taking the listener into a spiritual journey, evolving through various climates, keeping the listener's mind awake. "I never got that much into monotonous, uniform albums" - says band's leader Amduscias. "I like music to take my mind from one point to another. Even if I have a strict view of what Temple of Baal should be, stagnation is not something I'm very fond of." More...
Operation: Mindcrime - the new band featuring former Queensyrche frontman Geoff Tate - released a new music video for the track "Re-Inventing The Future." The song appears on the album "The Key," which is set for release on September 18th via Frontiers Records.
"Musically, this album is quite adventurous," says Tate of "The Key". "Of course there are key elements in the music, melody and phrasings that are really identifiable, but throughout my career I've opened my eyes and ears to new standards and arrangements, and that's what keeps things fresh and exciting as an artist — we've thrown out the rules for this record, and it's been really liberating. I'm a fan of old prog, and that music didn't stick to rules. It's inspiring and enjoyable to be able to explore, and it's great being in a position to write without constraints."
The track listing for "The Key" is:
3. Re-Inventing The Future
4. Ready To Fly
5. Discussions In A Smoke Filled Room
6. Life or Death?
7. The Stranger
8. Hearing Voice
9. On Queue
10. An Ambush Of Sadness
11. Kicking In The Door
12. The Fall
Check out the track here: More...
On the heels of signing with InsideOut Music, Brisbane based progressive alternative act Caligula's Horse released a teaser for the upcoming new release "Bloom." The album is set to drop on October 16th (AUS/NZ/EU/UK) and October 20th (USA) via the label.
"Bloom" follows 2011's colorful and dynamic debut "Moments From Ephemeral City," and 2013's critically acclaimed dark narrative concept album "The Tide, the Thief & River's End.
"'Bloom' is very special to all of us - it's an album full of color and life, vibrancy and energy, but one that breathes in and out with a natural ebb and flow," says lead vocalist Jim Grey. "It's exactly what we hoped to achieve with Caligula's Horse. To us, this album has a life of its own."
More information is expected soon, but check out the clip, which features the unveiling of the album's artwork and samples of some of the music, here:
SoCal hardcore outfit Forced Order premieres its entire Revelation Records debut album entitled "Vanished Crusade", which will be out on CD and digital platforms August 7, with a vinyl version to follow.
Check out now the entire album "Vanished Crusade" below.
British heavy metal veterans of Satan premiere a new song titled "The Devil's Infantry" taken from their upcoming new studio album "Atom By Atom", out in stores this October via Listenable records.
Check it out now below.
Saint Asonia, the new act featuring ex-Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier and Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, premieres a brand new song titled "Fairy Tale", taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which will be released on July 31 via RCA.
Check it out now below.
Stray From The Path premieres the new track "Eavesdropper" taken from the upcoming new album "Subliminal Criminals", out on August 14th via Sumerian. The new track features also guest vocals by Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds.
Check out now "Eavesdropper" below.