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Last updated on December 5, 2016 at 11:47 AM ET
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17 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett), Roger King (Steve Hackett) and Marco Minnemann (Joe Satriani, Aristocrats) will return as The Mute Gods with forthcoming second album "...Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth."
This sophomore output is set for release on February 24th, 2017. Following the release of 2016's debut album "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me" and a Progressive Music Award 2016 win in the Vanguard category, the trio deliver adventurous rock effort infused with timely perspectives on the state of religion, politics, media, and the environment.
The Mute Gods examine these and other major queries facing our planet on a second album for InsideOut Music. It's a darker, deeply thought provoking follow-up that picks up from where the first album left off, examining societal control mechanisms and looking at the inevitable outcomes should we continue down dark, dogmatic pathways.
Musically, the album is an expansive rock effort with a heavier, more metal-oriented focus than its predecessor, yet steeped in melodicism and addictive hooks.
Nick Beggs had this to say: "I know I'm not the only person who feels the way I do. Other people understand the state of the world and what's at stake as we make one terrifyingly bad decision after another. This album asks people to take off their rose-tinted spectacles and consider the reality facing us. At this point in my career, I feel strongly that it's important to use music as a vehicle for truth, not just feel-good entertainment." More...
Italy's industrial/electronic metal group Aborym just revealed a six-minute album trailer for "Shifting.negative" featuring snippets of each song on the record. The album, which is going to be released on January 25th via Agonia Records, will be the band's 7th full-length installment.
The follow up to 2013 "Dirty" was recorded with an all new line-up consisting of founder Fabban, multi-instrumentalist Dan V, bassist & guitarist RG Narchost, guitarist Davide Tiso (ex-Ephel Duath, Gospel Of The Witches), keyboardist Stefano Angiulli and several guest musicians (including Sin Quirin of Ministry fame).
"Shifting.negative" was mixed and mastered by Grammy-award winning Marc Urselli at Eastside Sound Studios (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Mike Patton) in New York. More...
You are cordially invited to witness Devil You Know at a venue near you for the "Third Time's A Charm" U.K. tour. Supporting will be special guests Oni, Wearing Scars, and Brutai. Dates for the trek are as follows:
Jan 10 The Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Jan 11 Waterfront Studios Norwich, United Kingdom
Jan 12 Fibbers York, United Kingdom
Jan 13 O2 Institute2 Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jan 14 Sound Control Manchester, United Kingdom
Jan 15 The Live Rooms Chester Le Street, United Kingdom
Jan 17 G2 Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jan 18 The Cluny Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Jan 19 Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom
Jan 20 Corporation Sheffield, United Kingdom
Jan 22 Underworld London, United Kingdom
Jan 23 The Scene Swansea, United Kingdom
Jan 24 The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 25 Joiners Southampton, United Kingdom More...
Season Of Arrows was originally set to drop "Give It To The Mountain" via Static Tension Recordings this month, but after leaving the label and signing with Argonauta, a new release date of Mach 24th, 2017 has now been confirmed.
The band comments: "We’re very excited to announce today that we have signed with Argonauta Records (Genova, Italy). They are true pioneers in working with awesome underground heavy doom/sludge bands. Our blood, sweat, and tears went into making this record, and it’s always great to see when that effort is rewarded." More...
Lavadome Productions introduces a stirring addition to its roster - Russian nihilists Horror God.
The experimental death metal band has signed with Lavadome for the 2017 release of a split CD with fellow Russian DM band Techne. Horror God will remain in league with Lavadome for its forthcoming third full-length opus.
Horror God's "Dust," the first track from the split to be released, is now streaming. Experience the overwhelming aural storm here:
Misanthropia is a symphonic black / death metal band from the Nijmegen area in the Netherlands that first introduced itself to the scene with debut album "Rise Of Necropolis" in 2006, followeed by "Slang Des Doods" in 2010.
After many line-up changes, Misanthropia was ready to start recording a brand new album in 2015. Because he did such a wonderful job in 2010, Mike Wead was asked to mix and master this album as well. The drum tracks were recorded by Mike in Studio Soulless (Grave) in Stockholm, and later, Mike Wead and Simon Johansson (Wolf) finished mixing and mastering new album “Omerta” in the SolnaSound Recording Studio in Sweden.
Due out January 6th, the album’s artwork is by Jan Örkki Yrlund (Darkgrove Design) and will feature the following track listing: More...
Spanish doom metal group Dantalion is streaming the new song "A River Of Deprivation." The song appears on the upcoming new release "...And All Will Be Ashes," which is expected to drop by year end via Sleaszy Rider Records. More information on the album is expected shortly.
Check out "A River Of Deprivation" here:
Argentinian traditional metal act Feanor released a new lyric video for the song "The Discipline Of Steel." The song appears on the latest (and third) full length studio effort "We Are Heavy Metal," which was issued via Massacre Records back on November 25th.
Check out the clip here:
German metal act Messenger released a new music video for the song "Fortress Of Freedom." The song is the closing track from the band's latest album "Starwolf, Pt. II: Novastorm," which was issued in 2015 via Massacre Records.
Check out the clip here:
Italy's Alltheniko released a lyric video for the new single "Waste of Time." The song will appear on the band's next studio release and follow up to the 2014 album "Fast and Glorious."
Check out the single here:
Italian industrial dark glam metal act Psycholies issued a new music video for the song "F.U.L." The song appears on the debut album "Inner Labyrinth," which was just issued a few weeks back via Germany's Trisol Music Group.
The video was produced by Visual Factory Arketipos artists, and presents the band at the center of his unmistakable sound atmospheres. A black vortex of sounds and images, animates the script of a story that is just a look on 'dark world of Psycholies.
Check out the clip here:
Underground Symphony is proud to announce the latest details about the fifth full length release from Italian symphonic power metal act Dark Horizon. The new release will be entitled "Aenigma." The album drops in March 2017, with the exact date to be revealed soon.
After the success of the EP "Metalhead," released back in March, the Italian metal band has composed 10 new tracks of melodic power with symphonic arrangements and prog influences. This full length also features special guest appearances from Nocturnal Rites singer Jonny Lindqvist on the track "Future World" and Mob Rules singer Klaus Dirks on the track "Ace Of Hearts."
"Aenigma" was produced by Daniele Mandelli (Forgotten Tomb, Tragodia, Adramelch) and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Kamelot, Epica, Amaranthe) and it will be available as a digipak CD, with 100 copies featuring a DH symbol pendant.
The track list and artwork can be found below:
1. Hell’s Fire Wheels
2. Another Lie
3. Future World
4. It’s Time To Be A King
5. Time Is a Healer
6. Ace Of Heart
7. Never Again
8. The Avenger
9. Sea Sirens Voices
10. Back To The Real More...
Suffocation has begun recording its new album, sharing the below update from the studio. States the band: "Day 1 in full force studio getting some really nice tones dialed in and tomorrow starts the first day of drum tracking. ANYONE READY FOR A NEW SUFFOCATION ALBUM???????????"
Hailing from Middletown, Connecticut death metal outfit Bone Storm premieres the full-album stream of the band's three-track EP "Ritual Supremacy", out in stores now via Bandcamp.
Check out now "Ritual Supremacy" in its entirety below.
French death metal band named Gohrgone debuts the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Finis Ixion", out in stores now via Great Dane Records.
Check out now "Finis Ixion" in its entirety below.
Swedish death metal veterans Uncanny premiere the full-album stream of their new three-track EP "Liturgy", out in stores now via Bandcamp. Original members Fredrik Norrman (Katatonia, October Tide) and Kennet Englund (Dellamorte, Interment, Centinex) are joined by new vocalist Mikael Hanni (Disrupted). The EP also includes guest solos on two tracks by Jonas Kjellgren (ex-Carnal Forge, Scar Symmetry, Centinex).
Check out now "Liturgy" in its entirety below.
Part-Spanish, part-British death metal band Undead premieres a new lyric video for a song named "Volatile Existence", taken from the band's new four-track EP "Redemption", out now on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon MP3.
Check out now "Volatile Existence" below.
We're including also a full stream of the EP below: More...