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Last updated on January 20, 2017 at 5:55 PM ET
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28 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Finland's Gorephilia will release second full-length album, "Severed Monolith," on March 3rd. The album will be on on CD and digital formats via Dark Descent Records, with vinyl treatment through Me Saco Un Ojo. The track listing is as follows:
3. Harmageddon of Souls
4. Words That Solve Problems
5. Black Horns
6. The Ravenous Storm
7. Return to Dark Space
9. Crushed Under the Weight of God
10. Untitled More...
This coming February 10th, Xtreem Music will re-issue '93 demo "Unnatural Legacy" from Infestus, along with the group's other two unreleased demos from 1994 and 2015.
The three recordings will come released in one CD under the title of "Origen" with covers, photos and lyrics to commemorate the legacy of Infestus, a band that undoubtedly belongs to the Spanish death metal scene's rich history. The full track listing is as follows:
"Unnatural Legacy" (Demo '93)
01. The End of the Biosphere
02. Unnatural Legacy
03. Lusting the Fruit
04. Ancestral Cataclysm of Life
05. Theatre of Cruelty
"Atmósfera de Asfixia" (Unreleased Demo '94)
06. Atmósfera de Asfixia
07. Ciudad de la Miseria
09. Madera Muerta
10. Sueños de Erosión
"Origen" (Unreleased Demo ‘15)
11. El Día Después
13. La Pérdida de los Cuerdos
14. Otros Seguirán
15. Lágrimas de Odio
16. Fauna Inerte
17. El Ocaso
18. Sombras de Genocidio More...
Norwegian metal band Nidingr just premiered another crushing new track off forthcoming album "The High Heat Licks Against Heaven." The track, titled "On Dead Body Shore," is a pulverizing dose of eviscerating metal and is streaming below.
"The High Heat Licks Against Heaven" will be released by Season of Mist on February 10th, 2017. Regarding today's newly unveiled track, Nidingr founder and guitarist Teloch comments:
"To me this song solidifies a thing that is fucking great about Nidingr - no rules. When being genre Nazis like most black metal bands are, you lose the ability to write songs that you would otherwise want to. This song proves that at least we, who have the balls to do it, do not need to constrict ourselves to one specific genre, like some no-brain capacity black metal elitist feel like they have to." More...
Terrifier's new album "Weapons of Thrash Destruction" is now available today via Test Your Metal Records and follows 2013 EP "Metal or Death."
Incorporating jackhammer drums, bulldozing bass-lines, a twin-lead attack that leaves posers pulped in its wake, and vocals that can level mountains, Terrifier's motto could well be :thrashing is our business…and business is good."
Vocalist / bassis Chase Thibodeau comments: "We formed this band because we love thrash and play what we think sounds cool…our music is fast, technical, heavy and melodic and shredding. We think people will enjoy this album and use our music to get pumped up for whatever life throws at them. It would be our honour to inspire others into thrash metal…the world needs more thrash!"
1. Reanimator (5:24)
2. Deceiver (5:15)
3. Nuclear Demolisher (4:26)
4. Violent Reprisal (4:17)
5. Skitzoid Embolism (4:08)
6. Drunk as Fuck (4:12)
7. Bestial Tyranny (6:13)
8. Riders of Doom (1:40)
9. Sect of the Serpent (6:44) More...
Oakland's old school death metal merchants from Necrot will return to the road next month on a two-week tour alongside Danish death dealers Phrenelith.
The North American West Coast journey will commence on February 3rd in Los Angeles, California and run through February 18th in Oakland, California to support Marduk and Incantation, with an included stop at Famine Fest in Portland, Oregon.
Necrot recently finished tracking material with Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios. The as-yet-untitled full-length is slated for a summer release via Tankcrimes. Stand by for further details. More...
Global Music Award-winning heavy metal group Enemy Remains is thrilled to share entire new album, "No Faith In Humanity," with fans on this day of critical historical relevance.
Enemy Remains has specifically crafted an album inspired by the need to wake up, unite and regain faith in ourselves and others during this tumultuous time in U.S. history. The band cites "No Faith In Humanity," which hits stores today, as a personal contribution to social awareness.
In a band statement that weaves the concept of each track together, Enemy Remains comments: "In a time when evil is on the cusp of rule, and darkness brews the sky a dark brimstone ash... it is in this hour that men and women, our 'Colony' as a whole, find their true worth. Where we lay down our petty differences and join together in unity to fight a common enemy.
"Tyranny and persecution may be responsible for the coming together of man, but a longing for togetherness still leaves us all feeling 'Empty Inside.' When the ability to 'Trust In No One' has become so great and we are simply 'Divided by Hate,' we know that tomorrow is not promised and we should feel grateful that we even get to 'Breathe Again.'
"Having 'No Faith In Humanity' forces us to stomp our feet down and say NO! We will not allow this to happen! That there are two kinds of people in this world: those that watch things happen and those that make them happen. A wise man once said that 'we are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams'! Not putting our foot down in some way, shape or form would be a universal crime in itself, would it not? More...
Vicious metal-edged hardcore heroes First Blood just premiered new track, “These Are The Rules." This song is featured on the band’s forthcoming album, "Rules," due out on February 10th via Pure Noise Records and up for pre-order here.
Talking on new track, vocalist Carl Schwartz says: “This song serves as a 'preamble' for the concept of this album. Rules. Who sets the rules? What rules? Why should we care? Well, these are the rules that control nearly every aspect of our lives. We serve. We sacrifice. We corrupt. We pollute. We hate. We torture. We oppress. And we kill.
"But it's okay, because positions of power say it's okay. Public opinion (or lack thereof) says it's okay. Laws of the state say it's okay. Accept these terms and everything will be okay. Dare to question them and you will pay. These are the rules... This is reality. Some things we might never change, but at the very least I say, "Don't stop fighting for what you believe if you're to rise up from this hate.”
On this first album in seven years, First Blood has come out swinging. Produced by recording mastermind Will Putney at Graphic Nature Studios (formerly known as The Machine Shop) in Belleville, NJ, "Rules" features 12 tracks of the band's hardest, yet most inward-looking material to date. More...
Soen - featuring drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of Amon Amarth and Opeth) and the dynamic voice of Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree) - will release new album "Lykaia" on February 3rd, 2017 via UDR Music.
After initially introducing the album to fans with the charging, groovy first single "Sectarian," Soen is now returning to showcase another side of the band's sound by premiering the smooth, downtempo prog rock track "Lucidity."
Lopez explained the track in an interview with Billboard: "This song represents a time in my life when I unconsciously walked towards self-destruction and celebrates, to an extent, the death of that lifestyle and the birth of a new era. It's dark but comforting. The music is soft and dreamy but carries the tension of a past-life full of mistakes."
Recorded at Ghost Ward, Studio Gröndal, and Deep Well in Stockholm, with production duties handled by guitarist Marcus Jidell and mixing by Stefan Boman, Soen kept things as far away from the digital age as possible on "Lykaia," embracing warmth and organic recordings as the drive behind the technical working process. The full track listing is as follows: More...
Chelsea Grin will release a deluxe version of most recent album "Self Inflicted" via Rise Records on Friday, January 27th. The re-release will be digital-only and features two new songs: "American Dream," which is available today, and "Avidus," which will drop on the release date.
The band has also announced a next set of North American tour plans. Chelsea Grin will embark on a tour with Ice Nine Kills, Gideon, and Enterprise Earth, which runs from March 21st through April 28th.
1. Welcome Back
2. Four Horsemen
3. Love Song
5. Skin Deep
6. Scratching and Screaming
7. Strung Out
8. Broken Bonds
9. Life Sentence
10. Never, Forever
11. Say Goodbye
12. American Dream
13. Avidus More...
Colorado based thrash metal outfit Havok is now disseminating the first new track off upcoming album, "Conformicide."
The song, titled "Hang 'Em High," can be heard via the lyric video below and is the first instant grat track for those who pre-order the new album on Amazon and iTunes. "Conformicide" will see a March 10th release on Century Media Records.
Speaking about the message behind "Hang 'Em High" and the accompanying lyric video, David Sanchez (lead vocals, guitar) comments: "In our current political atmosphere, corruption runs deep. This is our response. It's time to wake up." More...
Bringing progressive metal for those who really enjoy full explosive adventure, Vancouver's virtuosos from OmnisighT are giving the world "The Power of One" today. Stream the new EP below, or pick up your copy right here. Drummer Chris Warunki comments on the release:
"'The Power Of One' is the sound of a band firing on all cylinders. Guitarists, bassists, drummers and vocalists will all have something in-store for them here with this EP. We are excited to get this out to the prog/rock/metal masses both musically and lyrically.
"Speaking of lyrically, the album will come with a PDF booklet exclusive to our Bandcamp supporters. We took a 'more is more' approach with this one and it will be a real challenge, but a welcome challenge; to take it to the stage. A local Vancouver EP release party/show is in the works and TBA. We want to keep the musicianship in the music, that has been our agenda since day one!"
1. Shift The Paradigm (5:24)
2. Resistance (4:51)
3. Seven Sisters (6:32)
4. Fall of The Empire (7:04)
5. Power of One (7:11)
Vancouver metalcore group This Gun For Hire will be unleashing debut album "Something A Little More Sinister" on March 31st, 2017. The band recorded the release with engineer and producer Roger Swan (K-OS, Battle Axe) to present a first clutch of original songs to the world. Today you can hear first single "Good Evening Deacon" below.
This Gun For Hire comments on the track: “‘Good Evening Deacon’ was written about an encounter that was had with a young man that was at the end of his rope. When traveling home one evening, Deacon was happened upon while on the other side of the Granville bridge, ready to leap to an untimely demise. After hours of gentle talking and coaxing, he was talked back to safety on to the other side of the railings.
"This song is in his honor, and dedicated to all those who feel the misery and loneliness is too much to bare. Even when things seem their darkest, waking up over and over to the same heartache, and life is repeatedly stomping on you, intent on driving you down; there is hope. And sometimes the love you seek will come from people you’ve never met, showing you your life does in fact matter and things will get better. This song is for Deacon Braun. I hope happiness found you." More...
Today, Swedish melodic death metal act Nightrage has teamed up with Metal Underground.com to unleash the new single "Affliction." The song is lifted from the band's upcoming full length "The Venomous," which will be issued via Despotz Records on March 31st. Pre-orders can be made at this location.
"Affliction" sees the band at it's hardest hitting and most melodic in a fifteen year history. The band commented: "'Affliction' has depth and character and is 100% Nightrage. We believe it has the potential to become a fan favourite. With 'Affliction' we wanted to express a more melodic and diverse side to our song writing, without losing the heaviness that Nightrage is well known for. The concept behind the track 'Affliction' is focused on mankind's endless search to find a meaning to our empty lives. Lives that we feel we can not control, and therefore we seek to find a greater purpose to our existence."
"The Venomous" is a relentless tale of extinction, told with as much 'venomous' aggression as there are intriguing and mesmerizing melodies. Memorable hooks and some of the catchiest choruses that metal has seen in decades does nothing to compromise the brutality and honesty that Nightrage is known for. The music is catchy and extreme. Lyrically, the album deals with the failure of mankind and how we as human beings are racing towards our own extinction. More...
Samskaras - a project founded by Montreal musician Eric Burnet (Derelict, Unburnt) and joined by drummer Alexandre Dupras - today officially releases the "Asunder" mini-album.
This four-song EP was produced at The Grid with Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy) and can be picked up on a pay-what-you-want format via Bandcamp here as well as streamed below.
1. Fuelscape 03:38
2. Solar 03:30
3. Separate 04:06
4. Conqueror 04:14 More...
Rhapsody Of Fire returns with a new line-up and a very special release: after announcing the addition of new vocalist Giacomo Voli and drummer Manu Lotter, the Italian symphonic power metal group is now working on a 75 minute long album revisiting a selection of songs written and produced during the 5 first years of the Rhapsody Era (1997-2002).
14 epic tracks have been completely re-recorded and will be mixed by Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan). Alex Staropoli comments:
“To re-record old historic tracks is not that common among bands because there is probably a lack of self-confidence or because, for some musicians and fans, what is part of the past should not be touched. We do not agree. More...
Cleveland power thrash act Wretch is streaming the new song "The Final Stand." The song will appear on the upcoming new album "The Hunt," which will be issued on February 24th via Pure Steel Records. The album is the follow up to the 2014 comeback release "Warriors."
The track list and artwork can be found below:
2. The Hunt
3. Throne Of Poseidon
4. Twilight´s End
5. The Final Stand
6. Fortune’s Fool
7. The King In Red
8. Straight To Hell
9. Pierce The Veil
10. Once In A Lifetime
11. She Waits
Check out "The Final Stand" here: More...
Vescera - the new band featuring Obsession lead vocalist Michael Vescera (ex-Loudness/ex-Yingwie Malmsteen) and ex-members of Nitehawks - signed on with Pure Steel Records. The debut album "Beyond the Flight" is targeted for release in April.
More information on the band and new release is expected very soon. You can expect superb melodic heavy metal of the highest quality class.
Michael Vescera (Obsession/ex-Yngwie Malmsteen/ex-Loudness/Animetal USA/ex-Roland Grapow/ex-Dr Sin) – vocals
Mike Petrone (ex-Nitehawks) – guitars
Frank Leone (ex-Nitehawks) – bass
Fabio Alessandrini (Annihilator) – drums More...
Swedish gothic metal act The Murder Of My Sweet is streaming the fourth new song from the upcoming release "Echoes of the Aftermath." Check out "Loud as a Whisper" below. The album is expected to hit the streets and digital markets on January 27th via Frontiers Records.
The track list for the album is:
1. Sleeping Giant
2. Personal Hell (see music video here)
3. Racing Heart (song streaming here)
4. Cry Wolf
5. Echoes of the Aftermath
7. Loud as a Whisper
8. Shining After Dark (song streaming here)
9. Ode to Everyone
10. Go On
11. In Risk of Rain
12. Inside, Outside
Check out "Loud as a Whisper" here: More...
One week out from the release of the crushing new album "Cast the First Stone" via Prosthetic Records (January 27th), Italian death metal band Hour Of Penance unleashes the album's title track. Check it out in the player below.
The track listing for "Cast the First Stone" is:
1. XXI Century Imperial Crusade (song streaming here)
2. Cast the First Stone
3. Burning Bright
4. Iron Fist
5. The Chains of Misdeed (song streaming here)
6. Horn of Flies
7. Shroud of Ashes
8. Wall of Cohorts
9. Damnatio Memoriae
Check out "Cast the First Stone" here: More...
Long running Dutch death metal act Sinister released a lyric video for the new song "Blood Soaked Domain." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Syncretism," which is due to drop on February 24th via Massacre Records.
The 13th full length studio effort is the first to feature new members: guitarist Ricardo Falcon and bassist Ghislain van der Ste, both who joined the band in 2016.
The track list for "Syncretism" is:
2. Convulsion of Christ
3. Blood Soaked Domain
4. Dominance by Acquisition
6. Black Slithering Mass
7. Rite of the Blood Eagle
8. The Canonical Rights
9. Confession Before Slaughter More...
Finnish hardcore act Quake The Earth issued a lyric video for the song "Declaration of War." The song is the title track of the band's latest release.
Check out the clip here:
German melodic metal act The Unity - formed by Gamma Ray members Michael Ehre (drums) and Henjo Richter (guitars) - issued a lyric video for the first single "Rise And Fall." The song will be featured on the band's debut self titled album coming May 5th via SPV/Steamhammer Records.
The band also features vocalist Gianba Manenti (Love.Might.Kill), guitarist Stef E, bassist Jogi Sweers (Love.Might.Kill) and keyboardist Sascha Onnen (Love.Might.Kill).
“During many gigs and countless hours in the rehearsal room, Michael and I discovered that we are on the same wavelength, on a personal as well as on a musical level. So we came up with the idea of focusing that part of our creativity that goes beyond Gamma Ray in another band,” Richter explains.
Michael Ehré adds: “Our artistic ideas are on the one hand so similar that we arrive at a common denominator most of the time and on the other hand they’re different enough to ensure a diverse album that doesn’t sound boring for a second. Particularly as this band consists of six first-rate songwriters.”
Every note of the debut album oozes the great creative potential of all band members: powerful numbers such as the fast and tough "Rise And Fall" and the grooving "No More Lies" with its dynamic guitar riff and melodious chorus are just as symptomatic for the group’s unbridled energy as the slow, doom-laden "God Of Temptation," which features a latent Black Sabbath flair thanks to its distinctive guitar hook.
More information on the album is expected soon. Check our "Rise And Fall" here: More...
West Coast atmospheric black metal bands Stellar Descent and Aylwin premiere their pre-release full-album stream of the bands' new split release "Second Sequence", which will be out in stores later today as a tape release from Red River Family and a CD edition through Arcane Angels.
Check out now "Second Sequence" in its entirety below.
Witchmaster and Voidhanger premiere their pre-release full-album stream of the bands' new split release "Razing the Shrines of Optimism", which will be out in stores later today via Third Eye Temple.
Check out now "Razing the Shrines of Optimism" in its entirety below.
Iron Reagan (Municipal Waste, etc.) debuts a a previously unreleased song titled "Take The Fall", featured on a flexi disc included with the new subscriber exclusive cover of New Noise Magazine. Iron Reagan's new album "Crossover Ministry" will be out in stores on February 3rd, 2017 on CD/LP/Cassette/Digital via Relapse Records.
Check out now "Take The Fall" below.
Southern California’s veteran hardcore outfit Terror premieres a new video for "Deep Rooted", taken from the band's 2015 album "The 25th Hour". Fans and friends submitted pictures of their tattoos for inclusion into the video.
Check out now "Deep Rooted" below.
States the band: More...
Death Therapy - the new band project led by ex-Becoming The Archetype vocalist/bassist Jason Wisdom - debuts a new song entitled "The Lie", taken from the upcoming debut effort, "The Storm Before The Calm", which will be released February 24th on Solid State Records.
Check out now "The Lie" below.
Inter Arma premieres a new live video for "The Summer Drones", taken from the album "Paradise Gallows". The clip was captured during the band's set at the Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY last year.
Check out now "The Summer Drones" below.
In other news Inter Arma announced the dates for the band’s upcoming European/UK tour: More...