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Last updated on December 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM ET
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18 news articles posted today (and counting...)
You've heard the song, now it's time to see the video - In This Moment is proud to unveil "Whore" in its full cinematic splendor, and has released the song's official music video today. Watch the video right here.
Directed by Robert Kley, who was also at the helm for the band's "Adrenalize" and "Blood" videos, "Whore" co-stars Motionless In White frontman Chris Motionless.
"His look is so perfect for the dirty vintage feel of the video, and he was a perfect gentleman while being violated by me," says In This Moment frontwoman Maria Brink.
"I knew how amazing placing the visual arts to 'Whore' would be when we wrote it, and I have been waiting to release this video since we recorded the song," Brink continues of the band's new video. "I am so passionate about the concepts and every single detail that goes into shooting a music video, and I created my own stimulating visual metaphor to make this - I am grateful to have worked with Robert Kley again, he always seems to help me bring what I see in my mind to life. 'Whore' is a song that pushes boundaries, and I needed the video to do the same. The song is about taking back control. It is about rising above and finding the power within ourselves. I hope everyone enjoys it!"
Adds guitarist Chris Howorth: "'Whore' is one of my favorite songs on 'Blood' and the video is the best we have created to date - it's just as creepy and sexy as our live show, with a bunch of extra surprises. Maria really outdid herself on this one... this is her twisted vision brought to life, enjoy!" More...
French modern death-prog metallers Atlantis Chronicles will tour Japan with Vomitory and Beyond Creation to promote the "Ten Miles Underwater" album released via via Coroner Records. Dates for the trek are as follows:
17 December 2013 Flying Son - Sendai (Japan)
18 December 2013 Nanba Rockets - Osaka (Japan)
19 December 2013 Graf - Fukuoka (Japan)
20 December 2013 Bad Lands - Hiroshima (Japan)
21 December 2013 Sunash - Shizuoka (Japan)
22 December 2013 Cyclone - Tokyo (Japan) More...
Oregon outfit In Her Memory has released the following announcement about deciding to call it quits:
"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
"Thank you guys for all the support, but life has caught up with us and its time to put IHM behind us, and focus on the things life has blessed us with.
"We have opened for every band imaginable and have shook the hands of legends. We pounded the fists of thousands of awesome Fans and never let critics get under our skin (well to much) but either way... we did it our way.
"100000000 beers and 7 years later through all the ups and downs we can honestly say.... we are satisfied. Thank you to every band we have shared the stage with and to every kid that ever came to an In Her Memory show.
"Love you guys.
"P.S. Here is a previously unreleased song we hope you enjoy." More...
New Jersey band Cognitive has issued the following statement about gearing up to enter the recording studio:
"Its official, we will be entering Full Force Studio January 18th to record our self titled full length. This CD will be the first to feature our new vocalist Jorel Hart, as well bassist Art Sikora.
"With this album, we hope to really bring out the best parts of Cognitive's abilities. We really pushed hard to have a coherent, technical, catchy and well written song structure for all the metal heads out there to enjoy.
"From brutal to progressive to melodic, we tried to insure the signature cognitive sound, with new elements to keep things fresh, we want to move forward, but not forget our roots. that along with Tony Koehl's artwork, we hope to create an experience to all the fans out there musically and visually. This CD will crush, and we will be a very busy band this year with a lot of big news on the way.
"By the way, expect some killer guest vocal appearances on this album as well!"
Southern California's Throwdown is set to release "Intolerance" on January 21st, 2014. The new LP will be the band's first since "Deathless" was released back in 2009. Frontman Dave Peters weighs in on the announcement:
"Completing this record felt great in so many respects, most important of which was the opportunity to finally give longtime supporters of the band this music that I've had swirling around in my head over the past four years.
"The variety of people from different places and scenes, who have found the band through vastly different avenues over the past 15 or so years, will each get into it for their own unique reasons I think. And for those who think it’s junk, it’s only about 28 minutes they have to regret."
"Deathless" and "Vendetta" collaborator Zeuss (Hatebreed, Crowbar, Demon Hunter) returned to mix the new record. The new album was recorded at Hurley Recordings in Costa Mesa, California with producer Davey Warsop and mixed at Planet Z.
"Intolerance" features guitar solo contributions from Dave Nassie (Bleeding Through, No Use For A Name, Infectious Grooves), who joined Throwdown’s recent touring lineup alongside Demon Hunter drummer Tim “Yogi” Watts and "Deathless" era bassist Mark Mitchell. The track listing is as follows: More...
German power metal band Stormwarrior unveiled the album artwork and track list for the upcoming new album "Thunder & Steele." The album drops on January 24th via Massacre Records. The artwork - shown below - was created by Felipe Machado.
"Thunder & Steele" was mixed and mastered by Piet Sielck (Iron Savior),and will be made available as a CD or vinyl LP format. The track list is:
1. Thunder & Steele
2. Metal Avenger
3. Sacred Blade
6. Fyres In The Nighte
7. Die By The Hammer
8. Child Of Fyre
9. One Will Survive
10. Servants Of Metal More...
French female-fronted band Whyzdom has issued the following announcement about gearing up to enter the recording studio:
"We are very happy to announce that the first recording session of our 3rd album will start on 5th January 2014!
"Nicolas Chaumeaux will play drums during 3 days. Other sessions will follow closely for guitars and vocals. We are really excited and we can't wait to let you discover our new songs!
"As usual, you can expect Philharmonic Metal at its best!"
Stay up-to-date on the band's recording process by heading over to the Whyzdom Facebook profile.
Yesterday Soulfly front man and guitarist Max Cavalera went into the studio with producer John Gray to write and record the music for ESPN's World Cup 2014 coverage.
Being of Brazilian roots, and with the love of soccer flowing through his veins, this is a dream come true for Max. Zyon Cavalera will be slamming on the drums and adding some Brazilian flavored percussion as well.
Soulfly's latest album, "Savages," is out now worldwide and available online and in stores. You can stream the full album below. More...
Chicago sludge act Indian is streaming the new song "Rhetoric of No.." The track appears on the upcoming new release "From All Purity," which is set for release via Relapse Records on January 17th (Benelux/Germany/Finland), January 20th (EU/UK) and January 21st (North America).
Check out "Rhetoric of No" here:
Canadian legends Voivod released a new music video for the track "Kluskap O' Kom." The song is taken from the latest album "Target Earth," which is available now via Century Media Records.
The video was created by Nicola Piovesan. check it out here:
Swedish doom/traditional metal act Grand Magus released a lyric video for the new track "Triumph & Power." The song is the title track to the upcoming new album, which is set for release on January 31st (EU), February 3rd (UK) and February 4th (USA) via Nuclear Blast.
The track list for "Triumph And Power" is:
1. On Hooves Of Gold
2. Steel Versus Steel
4. Triumph And Power
8. The Naked And The Dead
10. The Hammer Will Bite
11. Blackmoon (Bonus Track)
Check out "Triumph & Power" here: More...
Watain released the band's first ever music video for the track "Outlaw." The song appears on the latest album "The Wild Hunt," which is available now through His Master's Noise via Century Media Records (see review here).
The video is produced by Watain and Johan Bååth, who already directed the band's Opus Diaboli DVD in 2012. The band commented: "The 'Outlaw' video is a knife stab in the face of today's clean and witty metal scene and yet another step for us to bring back something real and extreme into this limping music movement."
Check out the video here: More...
Dutch melodic metal act MaYaN released the second video studio report on the recordings of the new album "Antagonise," the band's second album. The release is set to drop via Nuclear Blast on January 31st (EU) and February 4, 2014 (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.
About the album....the band explains that "it's dealing about the current state of the world in which a small group of elites have all the power and try to dominate humanity. The tension is rising and the outcome yet unknown."
The track list of "Antagonise" will be:
1. Bloodline Forfeit
2. Burn Your Witches
3. Redemption ~ The Democracy Illusion
4. Paladins of Deceit ~ National Security Extremism part 1
5. Lone Wolf
6. Devil in Disguise
8. Human Sacrifice
9. Enemies of Freedom
10. Capital Punishment
11. Faceless Spies ~ National Security Extremism part 2
Check out the report here: More...
Benedictum released a new music video for the track "Scream." The song appears on the band's latest album "Obey," which was issued just this week in North America via Frontiers Records.
Check out the video here:
German hard rock band Blackbird have signed a worldwide deal with Pure Rock Records, a division of Pure Steel Records. The new release "Of Heroes and Enemies" is expected in 2014, but the exact date has not yet been revealed. More information on the release is expected shortly.
Angus Dersim - vocals, lead guitar
Bora Karakus - rhythm guitars
Fritzi Delli - bass guitar
Steffen T. - drums More...
Dutch death thrashers Legion of the Damned released a preview featuring clips from the entire new album "Ravenous Plague." The album is the band's sixth full length studio effort and will drop via Napalm Records on January 8th (ESP/SWE/NOR), January 3rd (GAS/FIN/BENELUX) and January 7th (UK/Rest of Europe/North America).
The track list for "Ravenous Plague" is:
1. The Apocalyptic Surge
2. Howling For Armageddon
3. Black Baron
4. Mountain Wolves Under a Crescent Moon (streaming here)
5. Ravenous Abominations
6. Doom Priest
7. Summon All Hate
8. Morbid Death
9. Bury Me in a Nameless Grave
10. Armalite Assassin
11. Strike of the Apocalypse
Check out the preview clips here: More...
German melodic metal act Silent Force, with the new lineup featuring vocalist Michael Bormann (Powerworld/Redrum) and bassist Mat Sinner (Primal Fear/Sinner), released the new music video "Circle of Trust." The song appears on the new album "Rising From the Ashes," which is scheduled for release on December 13th (EU) and January 21st (USA) via AFM Records.
The track list for the album is:
1. Caught in Their Wicked Game
2. There Ain't No Justice
3. Circle of Trust
4. Living to Die
5. Before You Run
6. You Gotta Kick It
7. Turn Me Loose
8. Born to Be a Fighter
9. Anytime Anywhere
10. Kiss of Death
Check out "Circle of Trust" here: More...
Swedish melodic death metal act The Unguided - featuring Ex-Sonic Syndicate members Roland Johansson (vocals) and Roger Sjunnesson (guitars) - posted a teaser clip for the upcoming new single and music video "Inception." The song is taken from the band's upcoming new release "Fragile Immortality," the sophomore full length album that drops via Napalm Records on Jan. 31st (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Benelux), Feb. 5th (Spain, Sweden, Norway), Feb. 3rd (Rest Of Europe) and Feb. 11th (North America).
The single is out on: December 20th (World) and January 21st (North America). The track listing for "Fragile Immortality" is:
2. Defector DCXVI
4. Eye of the Thylacine
5. Unguided Entity
6. Carnal Genesis
9. Only Human
13. Unguided Entity (Zardonic Remix)
14. Deathwalker (Zardonic Remix)
15. When All the Seraphim Cry (Zardonic feat. The Unguided)
Check out the teaser here: More...