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Last updated on November 27, 2014 at 12:14 PM ET
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15 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Dawnfall XV has made the entire "Ignite" EP release available online for streaming. Give it a full listen through the player below. The track listing (and corresponding start times in the YouTube player) are as follows:
1. Wingbeat of Wyvern 0:00
2. Prometheia - The Fire Bringer 4:26
3. Avenger 8:12
4. Metastasis 12:47
5. Consumed by Darkness 13:22
6. The Truth 17:22
7. Infection 21:02
8. A Ray of Light 26:02 More...
Richmond, VA based death metal powerhouse Cannabis Corpse has added additional dates to the band's imminent headlining North American tour and finalized all venues. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
We're proudly sponsoring the trek, along with New Noise Magazine and JSR Merchandise, which kicks off tomorrow November 28th in Wilmington, NC.
For more info on the tour straight from the band, be sure to read our recent interview with Cannabis Corpse about what fans can expect over here. Mammoth Grinder and Inanimate Existence will provide support on these upcoming shows: More...
Season Of Mist has checked in with the following announcement about re-releasing albums from Inquisition:
"Inquisition is now revealing the artwork of the reissue of the highly praised sophomore full-length 'Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan,' which has been scheduled for release on February 23rd, 2015 (one day later in North America).
"This is part of Season of Mist exclusively releasing the official catalogue of the US black metal prodigies. Only the releases via Season of Mist are official. Every other edition is nothing but a bootleg and theft against the artist. The only notable exceptions are the US versions by American label Hells Headbangers Records. These will be replaced by Season of Mist editions at a later point in time.
"'Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan' will come as all reissues will with new artwork by the renowned artist Paolo Girardi, who already created the cover art for Inquisition's latest album 'Obscure Verses For The Multiverse' (2013). The original artwork will be included as well with each re-release. Girardi's covers are part of an overarching concept and should be seen in conjunction. More details about his mysterious work will be revealed with the final re-release."
The track listing for "Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan" is as follows:
1. Embraced by the Unholy Powers of Death and Destruction
2. Enshrouded by Cryptic Temples of the Cult
3. Kill with Hate
4. Rituals of Human Sacrifice for Lord Baal
5. Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan
6. Hail the King of All Heathens
7. The Realm of Shadows Shall Forever Reign
8. For Lucifer My Blood
9. Imperial Hymn for Our Master Satan More...
The Swedish power metal band Axenstar just released a lyric video for the track "The Return."
The track comes off upcoming album "Where Dreams Are Forgotten" that will be released on November 28th in Europe and December 2nd in North America through Inner Wound Recordings.
"Where Dreams Are Forgotten" was mixed by Axenstar and Pelle Saether [Wolf, Harmony, Månegarm] at Studio Underground and mastered by Daniel Beckman [Månegarm, In Mourning, Deals Death] at Ridge Street Studios.
The artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Iced Earth]. More...
Brazilian thrash outfit Woslom just released a new music video for the song "Purgatory," taken from the band's most recent album "Evolustruction," out now worldwide via the Italian label Punishment 18 Records.
The band also comments: "In a clip full of disturbing images, the directors Diogo Alvino and Edu Lawless were able to capture the essence of the message and transported it to images." More...
Just For Fun
Fear Factory, which just cancelled 2015 European tour dates to work on an upcoming ninth album, has now checked in from the road with a Thanksgiving message to fans:
"Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Enjoy this day with your family and friends.
"We are in India and they do not celebrate Thanksgiving here but that doesn't mean that we can't celebrate a Thanksgiving with our metal brothers."
The bizarro Japanese outfit Vampillia today releases a new demo song online titled "Blackest Ever Black Metal." The band simply states, "It sounds like Aphex Twin fucked by black metal."
Give it a listen below. Also be sure to check out the previously released music video for "You Should Go First" over at this location.
U.K. band Dismanibus has checked in with the following update about working on a forthcoming album:
"Things have been a little quiet on this page recently. We've been busy working on the second album. But don't worry. We know what we're good at... and we know what you want. That's right, it's time for pictures of Dismanibus failing to control our faces!
"To start off the festivities, we've got this glorious picture of Josh doing his thing. Josh tried to metal his head off the night before, but as you can see, thanks to a high-tech medical procedure, we were able to get him put back together.
"Unfortunately, no amount of medical care can prevent the onset of Dismani-face. Also, it's Rhys Stevenson's (of Global Metal Apocalypse) birthday. So I guess this is your present from us! Enjoy! Photo copyright: Raven Photography. Venue: Royal Oak, Ipswich." More...
Finnland's The Man-Eating Tree wrapped up work on a new album during the Summer, and today the band reveals it will be titled "In the Absence of Light."
Check out the cover artwork below, and stay tuned for full release details (expected release in early 2015). You can also watch rehearsal footage and check out studio photos at the band's Facebook profile here. More...
Borknagar has been working on a new album, which is now being delayed due to band member Vintersorg (Andreas Hedlund) being injured in an accident. Borknagar comments:
"This have been a rough week. Seven days ago Mr. V was seriously injured in an falling accident. This resulted in multiple fractures to the skull, brain hemorrhage and momentary dysfunctional hearing on one ear. We have intentionally kept this off the radar, till he felt fit enough to update the public himself. So his post on Facebook today should be regarded as an heartwarming and uplifting statement of his recovery.
"We would like to wish our colleague and dear friend all the best, the best possible treatment and a speedy recovery to full health. Also all the best to his closest family, his wife and kids in this difficult situation. In the current situation Mr. V's process of recovery and regaining health is the most important thing.
"The release of our new album might be delayed accordingly, as there is absolutely no option to leave our bro behind or in any way compromise on his recovery." More...
Footage made its way online today of Van Canto performing live at the Wacken Open Air 2014 festival, which can be seen below. Napalm Records also comments on the clip:
"Is it Christmas already? No, but still we have a very special present for you: Check out this brand new Van Canto live video of their 'Fear Of The Dark' performance at Wacken Open Air featuring Victor Smolski (Rage), Chris Boltendahl (Grave Digger), Tarja Turunen, André Matos (ex-Angra) and Stimmgewalt (HardChor Berlin)!"
Nuclear has released a mini-documentary just under 30 minutes long covering the making of the "Sick Mosh" DVD (subtitled in English).
The documentary, available below, features interviews, live clips, and behind-the-scenes unseen footage from the DVD.
Spanish band In Vain just released two songs online from the forthcoming album "The Little Things That Matter."
Check out "Dragon Huntress" and "Serenity Valley" in the YouTube player provided below. "The Little Things That Matter" is available now at digital stores, and will drop in physical format on December 2nd, 2014.
While Onslaught guitarist Nige Rockett claims the band fired singer Neil Turbin (ex Anthrax) 2 days before completion of the North American "Thrash Invasion" tour, Turbin states he left the tour by his own accord after not being paid for the final week of the trek.
You can read the 2 versions and watch a fan-filmed video footage of Onslaught's final performance with Turbin on November 24 in Anaheim, California below.
Version 1: Neil Turbin has posted the following statement on his Facebook page regarding his early departure from the Onslaught tour: More...
Swedish metal outfit Engel will release the upcoming new album "Raven Kings" on January 27th via Sony RED.
In anticipation of the album the band premieres a new song and music video today called "Salvation." You can now check out the clip below. More...