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Last updated on September 1, 2015 at 12:23 PM ET
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14 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Divebomb Records has issued the following announcement about re-issuing the '88 and '91 albums from Norwegian metal band Artch:
"We are excited to announce our partnership with Metal Blade Records to bring the fans new editions of both Artch albums. Each release contains new liner notes with full lyrics, essays by Carlos Ramirez of Noecho.net as well as archival photos and vintage articles. They will be available direct from the Divebomb Records store starting September 25th. The first 100 customers to order both albums get a free, limited edition, Artch logo magnet. Be sure to catch Artch appearing at Keep It True XIX in April 2016."
The label goes on to give this history of Artch: "History books have heralded Norway as the black metal movement’s most fertile breeding ground, but the country’s heavy metal scene isn’t exclusively about corpse paint and Helvete. One of the finest and most underrated groups to come out of the land of 10,000 lakes is undoubtedly Artch. Formed in 1983, the power metal outfit released two demos before hooking up with Eric Hawk, a killer vocalist from Iceland.
"With Hawk on board, Artch would eventually sign with Metal Blade Records and release Another Return, their debut full-length. Arriving in stores in 1988, the album garnered rave reviews from the heavy metal media of the day. Kerrang! blessed the record with a perfect 5-K rating, while Metal Forces deemed it an instant classic, giving it 100 points, the magazine’s top score.
"1991 saw Artch unleash their sophomore album, For the Sake of Mankind. The record was packed with anthemic tracks such as When Angels Cry and Titanic, and it also finds the band also introducing more hard rock elements into their sound. As great as For the Sake of Mankind is, it failed to bring them commercial success, eventually leading to Artch’s breakup in the early ‘90s. More...
Following the "Storms of Unholy Black Mass" mini-LP from last year, Abysmal Lord is set to unleash a hellstorm of evil vengeance with a debut full-length album for Hells Headbangers, "Disciples of the Inferno," set for international release on November 27.
A statement from the band reads: "With our first full-length album, we continue on the bloody path set forth by our previous abominations with a more antagonizing sound and hymns of archaic evil. Come take part in the Black Mass. Spit on the trinity and drink the blood of the martyrs. Celebrate the Black Liturgy amongst the desecrated graves and defile your soul with sin."
1. Incensation of the Altar
3. Temple of Perversion
4. Tormenting the Virgin
5. Golgotha Crucifixion
6. Immortalis Impietas
7. Black Liturgy
8. Disciples of the Inferno
9. Sermon of Fire
10. Tyrant's Wrath More...
Soulfly just released a music video for the title track of 10th studio album, "Archangel." The clip was directed by Robert Sexton and can be viewed below.
"Archangel" was released on August 14 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment and charted in several territories around the globe.
"I woke up this morning and I saw the charts for 'Archangel' worldwide and I was very happy," commented frontman Max Cavalera. "I want to thank all of the tribe and everyone at Nuclear Blast for supporting this record, and making all the hard work meaningful. I would also like to thank Matt Hyde of the great production and Eliran Kantor for the killer artwork. Can't wait to see the tribe on tour!" More...
Phoenix Arizona's Twingiant is pleased to announce the band will be embarking on a tour of America's Midwest in October. The tour, which is dubbed "Bringing the Devil Down to the Midwest," will consist of 8 dates.
This live journey is in support of the band's album "Devil Down" released on vinyl, cassette and digital formats in February of 2015. The album can be purchased on vinyl and digital at this location.
The band's guitarist Nikos had the following to say about the tour: "After many months of planning, we’re stoked to be touring the Midwest this October. We’ve been relearning a bunch of songs from Mass Driver and Sin Nombre and of course we’ll be playing a bunch from Devil Down also. And maybe…just maybe…a new song that no one’s heard yet!"
10/20 Las Cruces NM@TBD
10/21 Austin TX@Beerland
10/22 Memphis TN @The Buccaneer Lounge
10/23 St. Louis MO@The Demo
10/24 Chicago IL@Underground Lounge
10/25 Lincoln NE@The Spigot
10/26 Denver CO@Hi-Dive
10/27 Las Vegas NV@The Womb Room More...
The 4th of September is near, and on that day Terrible Old Man will release debut album "Cosmic Poems" via MDD Records.
The band just published an animated lyric video for the track "Book Of Wonder," which can be seen below. "Cosmic Poems" will contain 11 songs with a running time of 39 minutes with all lyrics based around the work of H.P. Lovecraft. More...
Visigoth will be performing in southern California in October for a true heavy metal festival that is not to be missed: the Frost and Fire Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 17th at Bombay Bar and Grill.
Other bands scheduled to appear include Manilla Road, Ashbury, Night Demon, Gygax, Steel Prophet, and more. Tickets and information can be found online at this location.
Metal Blade, Hell's Headbangers, Century Media, Shadow Kingdom Records, and Skol Records will all be in attendance with giveaways for attendees. Members of Cirith Ungol will also be in attendance for a meet and greet.
Visigoth comments on the upcoming festival appearance: "We are extremely excited and honored to share the stage with colossal metal titans Manilla Road, majestic hard rockers Ashbury, and some of the best new heavy metal bands out there at the only traditional heavy metal festival on the west coast. The crushing lineup and beautiful seaside location make this a must for fans of heavy metal worldwide. We'll see you in Ventura!" More...
L.A. metal act W.A.S.P. released a lyric video for the new track "Scream" - which can be seen in the player below (or by heading over to this location). The song will appear on the upcoming release "Golgotha," which is set to drop on October 9th via Napalm Records.
Frontman Blackie Lawless commented: "'Scream' was the track we felt really opened the album with the kick we were looking for. The animation on the video is outstanding and truly takes you on a trip. 'Your gonna cry if you want me, Your gonna lie if you love me!!! It's enough to make you wanna 'Scream'!!!
The track listing for the album is:
2. Last Runaway (track streaming here)
4. Miss You
5. Fallen Under
6. Slaves of the New World Order
7. Eyes of My Maker
8. Hero of the World
Check out "Scream" here: More...
Israeli death thrashers Hammercult are about to pound North America with a metallic machine that is "Built For War" this Friday, September 4th via SPV/Steamhammer Records. The album can be pre-ordered via Amazon at this location or digitally via iTunes over here.
Today, Metal Underground.com is proud to bring you the world premiere of the lyric video for the new track "I Live For This Shit," which can be heard in the player below. Vocalist Yakir Shochat commented on the track" "Intense, rough and dirty - that's what it's all about. This song really speaks out about who we are as metalheads - and why we do the shit we do. The truth is that there is no better way of living for us metallians - we live for this shit!"
1. From Parts Unknown (Intro)
2. Rise Of The Hammer
3. I Live For This Shit
4. Spoils Of War (song streaming here)
5. Ready To Roll
6. Raise Some Hell
7. Blackened Blade
8. Let It Roar
9. Ode To Ares (Interlude)
10. Altar Of Pain
11. Blood And Fire
12. Saturday Night Circle Pit Fight
13. Road To Hell
Check out "I Live For This Shit" here: More...
Swiss melodic death metal act Promethee released a music video for the new track "Broken Structures." The song appears on the upcoming new release "Unrest," which drops this Friday, Sept. 4th in Europe and on October 2nd in North America via Lifeforce Records.
The track listing for "Unrest" is:
1. Our Common Fall
3. Dark Souls
5. Age of Unrest
6. The Sour Taste
7. Broken Structures
9. Inert and Bound
10. Dead Motion
11. Lost Body
12. Echoes of the Universe
Check out "Broken Structures" here: More...
Belgian based progressive/power metal act Max Pie released a new lyric video for track "Promised Land." The song was taken from the third - and latest - studio effort "Odd Memories," which is available via Mausoleum Records.
Check out "Promised Land" here:
Romanian atmospheric black metal act Negura Bunget released a new music video for the track "La Hotaru Cu Cinci Culmi." The song appears on the band's latest album "Tau," which was issued back in February via Lupus Lounge.
Check out the clip here:
Dutch black metallers of Kaeck premiere their entire new album "Stormkult", out in stores now via Folter Records. Kaeck was formed in the winter of 2014, consisting of members of Sammath, Kjeld, and Noordelingen.
Check out now the full-album stream of "Stormkult" below.
Exalt premieres a new music video for the song "Deafen", taken from the band's new album "Pale Light", which will be reissued this winter via Good Fight Music.
Check out now the new video "Deafen" below.
Slayer premieres a brand new song titled "Cast The First Stone", taken from the band's eleventh studio album "Repentless", which will be released on September 11 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out now "Cast The First Stone" below.