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Recently reunited death metal act Angelcorpse is returning to Europe this week to perform seven tour dates.
The influential band comprised of Pete Helmkamp, Gene Palubicki and session drummer Andrea Jank, will begin this visit to the old continent with two stops in the U.K. (Glasgow & London); a performance in Paris, France; three dates in Scandinavia (Finland & Norway) and only one gig in Central Europe: Cracow, Poland.
Each concert will also see the band perform with different acts, which include: Destroyer 666, Stillborn, Ragehammer, Aosoth, Malthusian and Sheol.
25.10. – Glasgow (w/ Sheol, Vacivus)
26.10. – London (w/ Malthusian, Scythian, Spearhead)
27.10. – Paris (w/ Hell Militia, Aosoth)
28.10. – Helsinki (w/ Mörbid Vomit, Lie in Ruins, Gorephilia & more)
29.10. – Stockholm (w/ Destroyer 666, Root, Nifelheim & more)
30.10. – Cracow (w/ Voidhanger, Ragehammer, Stillborn)
31.10. – Oslo (w/ Diskord) More...
"Exta Malorvm" from Nebrus is unabated, in-your-face black metal due out November 4th, 2016 that was engineered and mixed by Christbeater, with mastering handled by Jonsson at DarkProd. Third song "Relaying On Madness" is available below, and the full track listing is as follows:
1. Exta Malorvm I
2. Dismal Omen
3. Relaying On Madness
4. Havok Emissary
5. Exta Malorvm II
6. Aphotic Path
7. Psalm Of Abhorrence
8. Death Parade
9. Exta Malorvm III More...
Four years following the release of fifth album “The Beauty of Chaos,” the Polish genre benders from Eternal Deformity are back with a new full-length album titled “No Way Out,” which is set for release on November 18th via Temple of Torturous Records.
Produced by Tomasz Zalewski at Zed Studio in Poland, “No Way Out” sees Eternal Deformity incorporating all the diverse elements of the band’s previous efforts, but also witness the group evolving into other directions.
“Reinvented,” the debut single from the album, can be heard heard here, while the cover artwork and track listing are available below.
2. Esoteric Manifesto
3. Sweet Isolation
6. Mimes, Ghouls And Kings
7. Glacier More...
The Italian hardcore punk killers from Tutti I Colori Del Buio have released a brutal spaghetti-horror/thriller-themed video for the track "Three Times Denied Means Fuck You."
This track hails from the band's newly-issued "Initiation Into Nothingness" debut LP that dropped earlier this month. Offers Tutti I Colori Del Buio on the creation of the video:
"We have never hidden our love for the 'Spaghetti thriller' and the fact that we choose to name ourselves after a Sergio Martino film is a proof. After the release of our 7" in homage to the genre with a video made by Serena Mazzini editing scenes of the film 'Tutti I Colori Del Buio' for our track 'Stop Your Fun With A Bullet,' so it seemed all well and good to make a new video for 'Three Times Denied Means Fuck You,' edited again by Serena Mazzini this time with scenes from 'Sei Donne Per L'assassino' by Mario Bava." More...
Italian group Hierophant is now streaming ripping new album, "Mass Grave," online in full. The album, a chaotic, teeth-gnashing journey through grindcore and death metal, is streaming below.
"Mass Grave" is Hierophant's fourth album and first with Season of Mist, and will be released worldwide on November 4th. The band comments: "'Mass Grave' is the result of two years spent collecting disgust and constant disappointment towards humanity and transforming it into music. We're more than proud of that. Check this full record stream now.'"
The album was recorded at The Pit Recording Studio with Taylor Young of Nails. "Mass Grave" features artwork from Paolo Girardi and includes the following track listing:
1. Hymn of Perdition
2. Execution of Mankind
3. Forever Crucified
4. Mass Grave
6. In Decay
7. Sentenced to Death
10. Eternal Void More...
With the release of "Necrochasm," the forthcoming sonic nightmare from Los Angeles-based black / death industrial miscreants The Black Scorpio Underground, now less than one week away, today a visual companion to the track "She Who Cannot Be Saved" comes online.
A true manifestation of fear, apprehension, and suffocating paranoia, "Necrochasm" offers up seven disturbing tracks of claustrophobic cacophony. Featuring contributions from Samantha Viola of T.O.M.B., Dreadlords, and Skulsyr, the disharmonic masterwork was captured at Black Blood Studios in Long Beach, California and Hollydale Asylum, in Downey, California.
"Necrochasm" will be unleashed on October 28th, 2016 vua 12" vinyl through a partnership with Husk and Prison Tatt Records and digitally via The Black Scorpio Underground's official Bandcamp page. More...
Bursting from the northeast scene with a take on progressive metalcore, the Connecticut based Sirens Over Sumeria formed in 2012.
Combining influences from the likes of August Burns Red, I The Breather, The Amity Affliction, In Hearts Wake with raging breakdowns, technical fretwork, and video game based lyrical content, it is no wonder the band has quickly risen the ranks and turned heads.
After several lineup changes and a change in sound that leans more towards the influences of Forevermore, Northlane, and Veil of Maya, the band has reemerged with a new EP in hand titled "Omelas" that will be released November 4th, 2016.
1. Omelas (Feat Courtland Young)
2. The Swallow
4. Price of Prosperity
6. Raison D'etre More...
Sydney's heavy groove group Black Rheno will cap off a super productive 2016 by unleashing debut EP "Let’s Start A Cult" today via Rocket Distribution in Australia.
Next the band will hit the road for an extensive east coast Aussie tour in November / December to support that EP, and today the group releases a video for "No Time For Numb Nuts." The clip features a cameo from King Parrot’s Matt Young and is available below. Catch Black Rheno live:
Thursday, November 10: Crowbar, Brisbane QLD
Friday, November 11: Gold Coast, Currumbin Creek Hotel QLD
Saturday, November 12: The Tatts, Lismore NSW
Saturday, Nov 19: Dicey Rielys, Wollongong NSW
Friday, November 5: Studio Six, Sutherland NSW
Thursday, December 1: The Collector Hotel, Parramatta NSW
Saturday, December 3: Club Statik, Woy Woy NSW
Sunday, December 4: The Townie, Sydney NSW
Thursday, December 8: Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Friday, December 9: Pitted, Batemans Bay NSW / supporting King Parrot
Saturday, December 10: Time & Tide hotel, Dee Why
Thursday, December 15: The Basement, Canberra ACT
Friday, December 16: TV Eye , Melbourne VIC
Saturday, December 17: Cherry Bar, Melbourne VIC / supporting Don Fernando More...
This Friday, occult doom rock group Albez Duz will release the "Wings Of Tzinacan" full-length album in North America via Listenable Records. In advance of its release, today "Wings Of Tzinacan" comes online in its dark, menacing entirety.
Bölzer today premieres new track "Spiritual Athleticism," taken from the band's debut album, "Hero," which is set for international release on November 25th via Iron Bonehead Productions. The album's full track listing is as follows:
The Danish metallions from Helhorse just released a sonic and visual bombardment: check ou ta live video for the track "No Fucks Given" below.
The video was shot at 2016's Copenhell Festival, where Helhorse played a massive show in front of 10,000 people, proving that there ain't no party like a Helhorse party.
The band is currently touring Europe... but if you don't have any plans to cross the Atlantic, then why not experience the live majesty of Helhorse via this video?
Helsinki-based speed metal group Ranger just announced the fury that is new album "Speed & Violence" by debuting a brand new song titled "Lethal Force."
The album is set for release on December 2nd via Spinefarm Records. "Lethal Force" is also currently available as an instant grat track for those who pre-order "Speed & Violence."
Spinefarm comments: "Strap yourself in and hold on to your seats, your hats, or what-fucking-ever and listen to 'Lethal Force.' It's as metal as a bullet belt, patches on denim jackets, and a mouthful of drilled cavities. Stick around for the towering vocal display that closes out the song."
2. Speed & Violence
3. Without Warning
4. Demon Wind
5. Lethal Force
6. Satanic Panic
7. Evil Barrier
8. Night Slasher
9. Shock Troops
10. Last Breath More...
American band Death Fetishist - the new horrific creature from Aevangelist mastermind Matron Thorn and G. Nefarious from Panzergod - has unveiled a brand new track taken from debut full-length album "Clandestine Sacrament."
The album is slated for release on October 28th through Debemur Morti Productions and new excerpt "Voidtripper" is streaming below. "Clandestine Sacrament" contains these eight hellish compositions:
1. The Gifted Medium
2. Astral Darkness
5. Beauty From Wretchedness
6. Verbrannt im altem Morast
7. Wreckage of the Flesh
8. Upturneth the Chalice More...
October 22, 2016-Texas Revolution Festival held in Austin is a festival run by promoters Come And Take It Productions.
I’ve covered a lot of Come And Take It shows for Metalunderground.com, including the spring version of the festival, Texas Independence Fest in 2015. That festival featured such bands as Between The Buried And Me, Vital Remains, White Chapel, COC, Death Angel and Cavalera Conspiracy. Tonight billed such artists as Hatebreed, Devildriver, Soilwork and Crowbar.
The Independence Festival was a three-day outing, while Texas Revolution was only one day. Both festivals were held at the same venue—Empire Control Room & Garage. The Control Room stage was an smaller, inside stage that held many of the lesser-known and local acts. Ringworm headlined that stage. The Garage is an outside stage that housed the headliners. More...
Mayhem just announced the "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" North American tour, performing the band's landmark debut album in full. The tour begins on January 20th in Montreal, and travels throughout the U.S. and Canada before concluding on February 19th.
Support on this tour comes from Season of Mist label-mates Inquisition and Black Anvil. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Regarding the tour, Mayhem vocalist Attila comments:
"The first time I heard from Mayhem was in '91-'92 when I received a letter from Euronymous. I did not know that letter was gonna change my whole life... They were looking for a new vocalist for their debut record to replace Dead, who had passed away. Of course I said yes to their offer and in 1993 we recorded the album called 'De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas' one of the most magical recordings of all time. More...
U.S. blackened noise occultist T.O.M.B. is streaming its new album and Peaceville Records debut, "Fury Nocturnus," in its entirety below. "Fury Nocturnus" officially released last Friday via Peaceville Records and can be purchased here.
The band commented: "With the release of 'Fury Nocturnus' under the banner of Peaceville Records, T.O.M.B. will now enter a new era in composing nefarious noise frequencies, giving new life to the sonic musical sorcery we choose to conduct.
"It is a true honor to have T.O.M.B. recognized by a label that for decades has been historical in providing a solid foundation and support-mechanism for their individual artists to flourish, within the realms of extreme music.
"Peaceville's acknowledgment of T.O.M.B.'s authentic approach and past accomplishments is extremely exciting, and we are completely grateful to be granted the opportunity to be a part of such a professional and prestigious label." More...
Lifeforce Records just issued the following statement about inking a new record deal with Mountaineer:
"We are very proud to announce the signing of Cali-based rock act Mountaineer to the Lifeforce Records roster.
"Mountaineer was formed in late 2015 in the Bay Area, California by guitarist Clayton Bartholomew (ex- Secrets of the Sky, ex-Lycus), vocalist Miguel Meza (ex- Ashes of American Flags) and guitarist Mike McClatchey, drummer Sean McCullough and bassist David Small (all currently of Lament Cityscape).
"The band wrote and recorded a debut album over the course of the following 6 months and recorded it at Nu Tone Studios in Pittsburg, CA with engineer Ben Hirschfield at the controls in March, 2016. A very limited two song 7" was released in August 2016 and the band completed a short tour of the western United States.
The Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees from Metallica will unleash "Atlas, Rise!" to fans this coming Halloween at 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST.
This song will be the third track to be released from Metallica's forthcoming album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct," due for release on the band's own Blackened Recordings on November 18th, and follows previously released tracks "Hardwired" and "Moth Into Flame."
To help get into the Halloween spirit, starting this Friday, October 28th, Metallica fans around the world can visit select independent record stores for the chance to obtain a free limited edition "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" Halloween mask.
Inside of each mask fans will find a special access code that will allow them to hear "Atlas, Rise!" 30-minutes prior to it's official release on Halloween. To see a complete list of participating record stores, visit this location.
"Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" is Metallica's first studio album since 2008's multi-platinum "Death Magnetic."
Following previously released video clips for "Disconnect" as well as "Pure Evil," The Browning just dropped a new music video from the "Isolation" album. Check out "Dragon" below. The album's full track listing consists of:
2. Pure Evil
9. Phantom Dancer
Make Me A Donut (in the running for best band name ever after Slice The Cake) just issued this announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:
"Ladies and gentlemen - we have the pleasure to introduce you to Thomas Queliquert who officially becomes our new singer after a year of replacement.
"Those who saw us on stage this year were already able to see him live and feedback is very positive. Thomas is a long time friend with whom we shared a lot of scenes with his projects Your Pride and Expect Anything." More...
Minneapolis, MN death metal band Buried Above Ground recently released scorching new full-length album, "Birth," to the masses. This past Friday, the band re-released the album as a deluxe edition with 10 extra minutes of music, which can be heard in full below.
In support of the "Birth" deluxe edition release, a terrifyingly sinful music video for the single "The Evil One" has come online. "The Evil One" video was directed by Jake Woodbridge, with cinematography credited to Anthony Cousins and lighting coordination by Sam Goldberger. The video was filmed in the abandoned basement of a former brewery in St. Paul, MN.
"Basically the lesson here is... humans make terrible pets," jests guitarist DJ Gunnarson. "We are extremely grateful for the work Jake and his team did in bringing this video to life. We had a loose concept in mind, and they really helped shape it into the video it is now." More...
THE MOB IS BACK! The one and only Adrenaline Mob has confirmed a brand new full length studio album will be released early 2017 via Century Media Records. Following 2015's "Dearly Departed," the forthcoming release is being recorded by Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando once again at his own Sonic Stomp Studio.
Orlando checked in with the following comment: "Myself & Russell are hard at work finishing up the writing & are heading into the studio to track the new Adrenaline Mob album in a few weeks time. The album is coming out great & we're both very excited on the sound & direction. We're extremely thrilled to be releasing our 3rd studio album on Century Media Records! Our expected release time will be early 2017."
Still revving from two critically successful full length albums and standout EPs, the gears are set for full throttle with an all new armory of lethal tracks. It's undeniable, the beast that is AMOB is back! Stay tuned for more album details to be announced soon! More...
Danish metal veterans Pretty Maids released music video for the song "Kingmaker," the title track from the new album "Kingmaker." Check it out in the player below. "Kingmaker" drops on November 4th via Frontiers Records srl.
The track listing is as follows:
1. When God Took A Day Off
3. Face The World (see music video here)
4. Humanize Me (song streaming here
5. Last Beauty On Earth
6. Bull's Eye
7. King Of The Right Here And Now
8. Heavens Little Devil (song streaming here)
9. Civilized Monsters
11. Was That What You Wanted
Check out the clip here: More...
Swedish/British modern and alternative metal act Sonic Syndicate released a new music video for the song "Confessions." The song is the title track to the new album, which dropped ten days ago via October 14 via Despotz Records.
The video was produced by Rob F. Blom and Richard Blom and was directed and edited by Rob F. Blom. Check it out here:
Swedish power metal act ShadowQuest, featuring MasterPlan bassist Jari Kainulainen, Bloodbound vocalist Patrik Johansson, Witherscape guitarist Ragnar Widerberg and ex-Dionysus drummer Ronny Milianowicz, issued a new video studio report on the upcoming, but as of yet untitled, sophomore album.
The band is currently in Studio Seven in Örebro, Sweden recording the follow up to the 2015 debut "Armoured IV Pain" (see review here).
The video features the guitar recordings with Peter Huss and Ragnar Widerberg. Check out the clip here:
Polish prog rock act Riverside released a new music video for the song "Shine." The track appears on the new release "Eye Of The Soundscape," a complementary instrumental album issued via InsideOutMusic last week.
"Eye of the Soundscape" includes 13 experimental and highly atmospheric compositions, which showcase Riverside's ambient electronic side.
Mariusz Duda checked in about "Eye Of the Soundscape" as follows: "Friday was the release date of one of the most important albums in my career. Inspirations with electronic music, which I grew up listening to, are finally here in the form I have always dreamed of - a full, long instrumental album. An album which will most likely disrupt a certain image of the band itself and will allow to look at what we have done so far from a greater perspective. When we were planning this Riverside release, I didn't expect such turn of events. I didn't expect an earthquake. But the artwork prepared by Travis Smith hasn't changed because when we were making this album, we saw colours and we were overflowing with joy. It is, contrary to what you might expect, a very bright and hopeful release. It's supposed to heal and inspire thought. In spite of all. Because life must go on. It's for you Gru, and for all of us."
Check out "Shine" here:
Just in time for Halloween, German deathcore act Walking Dead On Broadway released a video clip for the new song "Haunted." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Slaves," which drops on November 11th via Arising Empire/Nuclear Blast Records.
The track list for the album is:
2. Pitchblack (see lyric video here)
9. The Sinner
10. Death Pilgrim
Check out Haunted here: More...
"Crucified Dreams," the debut EP by young Italian metal band Windshades, will be released in collaboration with Atomic Stuff Promotion. The EP will be issued in digital format in November with further details will be unveiled soon.
Windshades was founded in May 2015 by singer Chiara Manzoli and drummer Carlo Bergamaschi, two musicians with opposite but complementary features: Chiara, an opera soprano with choral and theatrical experiences and Carlo, an essentially punk/hardcore drummer. The line-up was completed by guitarist and composer Matteo Usberti, responsible for the composition of the first set of original songs and the band's aggressive sound.
In July 2015, bass player Andrea Bissolati and second guitarist Michele Capelli joined the band. Andrea, a nu-metal, jazz and funky enthusiast, adds his creativity to the band's sound. Capelli left the band to pursue education and he was replaced by Riccardo Soresina, an expert guitarist with a solid live experience. Soresina definitively marks the band's sound with sharp riffs that strengthen each song. With a stabilized line-up, the band began to play live gigs, which garnered positive feedback. In May 2016, Windshades entered Atomic Stuff Recording Studio in Isorella, Italy) to record the "Crucified Dreams" EP under producer Oscar Burato's supervision. More...
Scandinavian black metal unit Nordjevel - featuring vocalist Doedsadmiral from Svartelder and drummer Fredrik Widigs from Marduk - premieres a new music video for "Djevelen i Nord", taken from the band's self-titled debut album, out in stores via Osmose Productions. The track features Troll's Nagash on guest vocals and 1349's Archaon on guitars.
Check out now "Djevelen i Nord" below.
Avant-garde occult black metal outfit Schammasch premieres a new music video for the song "Metanoia", taken from "Part II of Triangle, Metaflesh", out now as a limited edition 3CD set, triple vinyl LP, download and streaming.
Schammasch is on tour across Europe this autumn with Rotting Christ, Inquisition and Mystifier. Schammasch will also play an exclusive set of the whole 'Triangle' album at Roadburn Festival 2017.
Check out now "Metanoia" below.
Supergroup Gone Is Gone - featuring members of Mastodon, Queens Of The Stone Age, At The Drive-In etc. - premieres a new song entitled "Gift" on the BBC Radio 1‘s ‘Rock Show With Daniel P Carter‘. The track is taken from the upcoming full-length debut "Echolocation", which will be out January 06th, 2017.
Check out now "Gift" HERE, skipping ahead to 01:56:25.
20 tracks, 29 minutes: prepare yourself for the most intense, rapid-fire grinding assault of the year!
This Austin, Texas-based trio is prepping new album "Answers To No One" for official release on October 28th.
Now just a handful of days ahead of that nuclear annihilation of noise, we're bringing you all 20 tracks ahead of time for advance streaming. If you think your ears can handle it, press play below.
For more info on the album, be sure to also check out our interview with the band. Impending Mothman album "Answers To No One" is available to pre-order via Bandcamp and features these crushing tracks:
1. Ethical Relativity
2. Mother of Exiles
3. Opposite Scarecrow
4. Horse Flesh
5. Fiery Faith
7. Skeleton Man
10. Consistent Persistence
11. Republican Marriage
12. Plate 60: Trials
14. Temples of Agony
15. Split the Earth
17. Hitch Hiker
19. Plate 37: Might Not The Pupil Know More?
20. It Only Fails More...