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Last updated on October 3, 2015 at 12:26 PM ET
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W.T.C. Productions is proud to present a special split 12" mini-album between Aosoth and Order Of Arias. Gathering together two deadly (and perfectly paired) black metal hordes, this split MLP contains exclusive material from both bands, with an epic-length track from each on both sides of the vinyl.
France's Aosoth deliver a pulsing, spiraling monolith of disease 'n' unease in "Appendix B," keeping the listener forever on edge despite the characteristically blazing tempos at which the band moves, the tension so thick, no knife can cut.
Meanwhile, Order of Orias' "Ruinous Hope" is the Australian band's first new recording since 2011's "Inverse," and the 14-minute monster devours with an insatiable appetite, moving from red-eyed blitz to doomed-out crawl, very vividly approximating its title. More...
A music video for “Pisces" off Ritual's debut self titled album is now online and can be seen below. The album will drop October 30 via Bullet Tooth Records.
Ritual is the brainchild of former Dead and Divine vocalist, Matt Ryan Tobin. After the untimely demise of Dead and Divine's decade long career, Tobin found himself far from finished. With little to no time spent mourning, he threw himself head first into a new musical endeavour with the aid of four musicians who found themselves feeling all too similar.
Tobin comments: “We were born from waste. We are the product of broken bands, miles traveled and mistakes made. We are Ritual."
The new album's track listing is:
02. Gag Order
04. Rat Queen
05. Grim Part II
06. Hot Pink
07. Model Wife
08. White Blooded
09. Love Song
11. Ataxia More...
Cyprus one-man outfit Zoner returns with a second album in just under a year since the last release “Euharmonic Elevation" (still available for streaming over here).
Zoner's new offering is titled “Auralsonic Navigation,” completing the trilogy that started three years ago with “Spectraphonic Deviation” and due out on November 9, 2015.
As always, ZONER is offering the CD version of the album for free but as quantities are limited, everyone interested should get in touch with the artist directly by visiting this location. The album's track listing is:
1. S.O.S. (Same Old Shit)
2. Suited and Tied
3. Mouth Sealed
4. Back Into Metal
8. A Clean Slate? More...
The Australian progressive metal visionaries Ne Obliviscaris have announced a headlining tour of their home country. The "Return to the Citadel Tour" begins on December 3, and a full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
The "Return to the Citadel Tour" marks the band's first shows in Australia since appearances at Soundwave Festival in February, and the "Citadel" (reviewed here) debut on the Australian Recording Industry Association Pop Charts at #42.
Ne Obliviscaris also recently announced a Fall European tour as support to Cradle Of Filth. The "Inquisitional Tourture 2015" begins on a October 16, and sees the band kicking off a month long trek, traveling across 16 different countries. More...
UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has added 4 more acts to the upcoming 2016 edition of the cruise, bringing the total of 40 bands of the 60 revealed.
The latest additions are: Jag Panzer, Katatonia, Paradise Lost, Squealer, Stratovarius and Vader!
70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth.
The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!
The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.
Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.
Jag Panzer, Katatonia, Paradise Lost, Squealer, Stratovarius and Vader join the following previously named acts (with 20 still to be revealed):
At the Gates
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
A Skylit Drive premieres its new song titled "Self/Less" taken from the band's upcoming self-titled new album. The album will be out in stores on October 09th via Tragic Hero Records.
Check out now "Self/Less" below.
Born Of Osiris premieres a new song titled "Goddess Of The Dawn", taken from the forthcoming album "Soul Sphere", which has officially been set for an October 23rd release via Sumerian Records.
Check out now "Goddess Of The Dawn" below.