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Last updated on November 29, 2015 at 4:35 PM ET
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26 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Escape From Echo Base (featuring Sam Jacobs from The Afterimage) just checked in with the following announcement about dropping a new album:
"We're pleased to finally announce our debut album 'Continents Apart' is dropping December 18th, 2015. We've been working hard over the last several months and couldn't be more excited to share this with you all."
A first single will see release online next week, while the full track listing for "Continents Apart" is as follows:
2. Seventeen Hundred
3. The Valley (Feat. Kyle Anderson of The Afterimage)
4. Taken From Me
6. Between The Continents
9. Two If By Sea More...
Following the "Ritual Of The End" album from back in 2014, Sorcier Des Glaces is gearing up to release new full-length "North."
This upcoming album will drop via Obscure Abhorrence Productions on February 29th, 2016. To get a first taste of the impending black metal opus, check out the new song "La Noirceur Éternelle" below.
Modern oriental metal band Ignea has released a debut video for the track "Alga," recorded with a full symphonic orchestra. "Alga" means "forward" in the Crimean Tatar language, which the track is dedicated to.
Before "Alga," Ignea was acting under another title — Parallax. Within Parallax, the band released an EP titled "Sputnik" and joint track "Petrichor" with Yossi Sassi (ex-guitarist of Orphaned Land). The band believes that renaming will bring another era for Ignea and is setting up a track list for a first ever full-length album.
German outfit Declare Your Funeral just released a new music video for the track "Seed," which can be seen below, and the group also comments:
"It was your roots that kept me alive - here it is, our first music video. After months of work we´re more than proud to present you our newest single 'Seed.' By clicking the link here you can download the song for FREE or choose your own price to support us!!"
German outfit The Oklahoma Kid just released a new three-track EP titled "Doppelganger," which can be streamed below or picked up at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Scharlatan 04:10
2. Female Hands 04:52
3. Mouth of Madness 04:38 More...
The Art Gates Records team is proud to announce Silent Images as the newest artist to join their roster. The label comments:
"This extreme progressive metal act was formed in 2011 in Malmo, southern Sweden, encompassing members from Argentina, Bolivia and Singapore. The members’ distinctively broad experiences in rock, metal, jazz and ;atin proved invaluable in adding a unique taste to the band’s sound."
Silent Images also had this to say: “Goody goody! It is an utmost honour for us to join the ranks of Art Gates Records! A label with vision and determination that we unequivocally can affiliate ourselves with. We look forward to unveiling ‘Knightfall’ though them, and we anticipate a bona fide collaboration with our new benefactors!” More...
Stoner trio Grim Comet has recorded two new tracks that will be included in an upcoming (currently untitled) studio album.
One of these new tracks receives the title of “Echoes” and the band recorded a video for the clip, which can be seen below or over at Experienty.tv here.
These two new tracks were recorded at Goldfish Studios and have been mixed and mastered by Dan Nisenson. Stay tuned for an album release expected this coming summer, 2016. More...
The ever-adorable Eric Calderone has decided to take the "Time" theme from the movie Inception and turn it into a metal track, which can be heard below. He comments:
"So sorry for the little break, with holidays and all I didn't know a good time to upload. Anyhoo, I've been seeing and wanting to try this one for a long time. Hans Zimmer, duh! Yet another great score! Expect another video in the next couple days :) Thank you so much for everything, it means the world. Big ups for always rockin my casbah!"
Starblind just released a clip for "The Lighthouse" - a song to be featured on the upcoming album "Dying Son," which will be released on December 4th via Pure Steel Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. A Dying Son
2. Blood Red Skies
4. The Man Of The Crowd
5. The Lighthouse
7. Room 101
8. The Land Of Seven Rivers Beyond The Sea More...
Age Of Woe has checked in with the following announcement about recording an upcoming album:
"Time flies. Since we got back from tour in September we have been focusing 100% on the new album; rehearsing, writing and rehearsing again. It’s been an amazing ride to see all the new songs grow and take form and we are now ready to enter the studio to record our sophomore album.
"On December 12 we will enter the Elementstudion in Gothenburg together with producer Carlos Sepulveda and studio technician Linus Andersson to track all the material live.
"Our good friend and talented artist Magda Piech is in charge of all the artwork for this album and so far we are blown away by the work and effort she has put into this. You can find more of her work here. More information about the album and the release will follow over time."
Check out "Björn and the rigg of death" below as the band gears up to hit the studio in just two weeks. More...
Following the "Unconscious Automaton" EP from back in 2012, Brazilian outfit Gutted Souls is now recording a new album.
The band just checked in from the studio with a brief video clip showcasing the track of "Oligarchy and the Illusion of Freedom," featuring brief snippets from new songs "Being Human" and "The Undying Stars."
Colorado atmospheric metallists Wayfarer – whose 2014 Prosthetic debut “Children of the Iron Age” was described by Decibel as a “gorgeous, lush ode to epic heaviness” - just released live video of that album’s title track.
The clip was filmed during a recent appearance at Fire On The Mountain, a secret, exclusive event that takes place annually in an undisclosed location atop the Grand Teton Mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Wayfarer will soon return to Flatline Audio Studios (Cattle Decapitation, Cobalt) in Westminister, Colorado to record a new album with Dave Otero. The new release is expected to be released in the summer via Prosthetic Records. More...
Arrayan Path will release "Chronicles Of Light" ironically via Pitch Black Records on February 8th, 2016. This is the band's fifth album follow-up to 2013’s “IV: Stigmata.”
The album was recorded at Maranis Studios in Germany and Play On Ten Studios in Nicosia. It was produced by Arrayan Path and Vagelis Marani,s who also handled mixing and mastering. The cover was designed by Caio Caldas and the album features the following guest appearances:
Francois Micheletto (Marianne's Wish) – lead vocals
Sotiris Gogos – lead guitar
Kikis Apostolou (Chainsheart) – lead guitar
Kostas Vretos (Wardrum, Jaded Star) – lead guitar
Antonis Mavrou – lead guitar
Huseyin Kirmizi – keyboards
Angelos Vafeiadis – keyboards More...
Touchstone just parted ways with both Rob Cottingham and Kim Seviour, with the band now commenting:
"Cannot believe it's been a week since our last gigs with Elkie & Lord Cotters! We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in making the weekend the success it was, both behind the scenes, on the stage, and of course, front of house and our audiences - an absolutely wonderful send off for Elkie & Cotters.
"We now have the unenviable task of trying to find a new keyboard player and a new singer...it's not going to be easy, but rest assured, we will be back soon!
"So THANK YOU everyone who has supported us so far, and we look forward to a lot more party nights in the future! The future is bright...the future is REDHEAD! Thanks to Chris Jones for the wonderful photo." More...
Over the course of the Sunday Old School series, we’ve examined veteran metal bands from all across the world. From Aria in Russia, to Septicflesh and Rotting Christ of Greece, to Austria’s Belphegor, a Chilean band called Pentagram and another band called Pentagram (or Mezarkabul, if you prefer,) from Turkey. Speaking of Turkey, did you know that Turks are part of a larger group of people classified as Turkic? Another ethnicity that’s a member of this collective is the Kazakhs. In case you haven’t put two and two together yet, this week we’ll be expanding our map by taking a look at a metal band from Kazakhstan for the first time and their name is Holy Dragons.
The band was formed in 1992 in the then capital city of Almaty, (it was replaced as capital in 1997 by Astana,) by guitarist, Jurgen Thunderson, who was joined initially in his endeavour by singer Oleg "Holger" Komaroff. They set out to bring make music like that of their heavy metal heroes such as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden and in doing so, became one of, if not the first metal band Kazakhstan had produced. Keeping a stable lineup proved to be something of a difficult task, with Thunderson remaining the sole constant member. More...
Ibex Angel Order has revealed the first track off forthcoming new album "I." Check out "The Terrible One" in the SoundCloud player below.
"I" is set to be released by the hands of Daemon Worship Productions on CD in December 2015 and on LP early in 2016. The album presents itself as an occult black metal seance, assembled of hypnotizing riffs and ritual chants, with violent percussion framing everything. The track listing is as follows:
2. Beyond the Seventh
3. Origin of Spheres
4. Unbegotten Father
5. Numberless am I
6. Serpent of Assiah
7. The Terrible One
8. Into Pleroma
9. Unbroken Idol
10. Domedon Doxomedon More...
Dutch death metal outfit Hail Of Bullets has parted ways with singer Martin van Drunen. The band issued this statement online via Facebook:
"We are sorry to announce that Martin van Drunen is no longer part of Hail Of Bullets. On a personal level it’s no longer possible for us to continue the cooperation with Martin. Unfortunately this means we have to cancel all upcoming shows until further notice.
"This does not mean the end of Hail Of Bullets. The main reason for starting this band 8 years ago was our mutual love for real death metal and to have fun playing our favourite kind of music and we did not want to lose this ‘fun part.’
"We acknowledge the fact that Martin’s a good singer with a distinctive voice but he’s not the only great singer on this planet. For the record, there's no hate or anger here, but this simply wasn't working out anymore.
"We wish him all the best in his future career. To be continued…" More...
After recently signing to Remedy Records, Paragon has now issued the following announcement about releasing a new album early next year:
"The next Paragon album will be called 'Hell Beyond Hell' and it will be released in March / April 2016 on Remedy Records, distributed by Soulfood. The exact release date will follow soon!
"There will be eight songs on the regular CD and vinyl LP and one bonus song and one edited song on the limited digipack-CD.
"The eight songs have a running time of 46 minutes with two epic titles about 8 - 9 minutes long. Stay tuned for more new concerning the artwork, song titles, new shows etc."
Iron Mask's “Shadow Of The Red Baron” album will see a re-release on January 22nd, 2016 (just in time for the band's impending tour with Luca Turilli's Rhapsody) and this new edition will feature two bonus tracks with new vocalist Artur Almeida: "The Picture Of Dorian Gray" and "Fifth Son Of Winterdoom."
For mix and mastering of the album, Iron Mask secured the services of highly-acclaimed Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator, Symhony X). The artwork was done by Eric Philippe who is known for his extensive works with Rhapsody. The track listing is as follows:
01. Shadow Of the Red Baron
03. Forever In The Dark
06. Black Devil Ship
07. We Will Meet Again
09. My Angel Is Gone
10. Only The Good Die Young
11. Ghost Of The Tzar
12. Fifth Son of Winterdoom (2015)
13. The Picture of Dorian Gray (2015) More...
Norwegian death/thrash band The Wretched End (featuring Emperor member Samoth) is long, long overdue for a new album, which the band states is set for a 2016 release, with an official date still to be nailed down.
The mixing process recently went down at Strand Studio for this new full-length that will follow previous album "Inroads" (reviewed here).
While we wait on details for the album, The Wretched End just announced a music video is also in the final stages of being created by Vexed Art. Stay tuned for that to drop shortly. More...
Canadian metal band Disciples Of Power has issued the following announcement about working on an album to see release this coming summer:
"First off we would like to thank all the people that have supported us all these years. With out you we would be nothing. Cheers to you all!
"What have we been up to you ask.... Working on the 6th Disciples Of Power record to be released in summer 2016. So far we have 6 new songs that are in pre-production at this time. Will keep you posted. \m/\m/"
Stay tuned for full details, and you can also follow the process over at the Disciples Of Power Facebook profile here
French death / thrash band Corrosive Elements just released debut album "Toxic Waste Blues" via Greyvestorm Productions, which can be heard below picked up at Bandcamp here.
Since 2010, the band has gone through major line-up changes, with the arrival of a new vocalist, and more touring. After a much needed break, the group continued on progressing on its craft, and wrote a follow-up to “Chaos Unleashed.” This full length album called “Toxic Waste Blues” was recorded and mixed by Corrosive Elements and Karl Dallara (Como Muertos, Pervert Asshole) and mastered by Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath, Hail of Bullets). The track listing is as follows:
1. Burn the Preachers
2. Destructive Cult
3. Wrong Turn
4. A Premium Carnage
5. The Awakening
6. He Dwells in the Abyss
8. Libertas Mortiis
11. Toxic Waste Blues
12. Warmongers More...
Alpha Omega Management is truly delighted to announce the global collaboration with Venom Inc. Earlier this spring the original Venom members Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (guitar) and Anthony “Abaddon” Bray (drums) rejoined forces with ex-Venom bassist/vocalist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan in Venom Inc.
The group made its live debut in April 2015 at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Königshofen, (Germany), playing a full set of Venom classics. Tony Dolan and Jeff Dunn have also spent the last few years collaborating in M:Pire Of Evil, which released latest full-length album “Crucified” in Mayof 2013.
This October Venom Inc. was on the road again on their extended European “Iron And Steel Tour 2015” (see footage below) and next week the band will head to a Latin American tour and on January it's time for North America to get its venomous baptism.
Alpha Omega Management adds: "We are extremely thrilled to make this announcement and welcome Venom Inc. to our roster family! There's no need to introduce the Legends who have written a great part of metal history and defined a genre. Now they are ready to challenge the future again - confirming the fact that Venom Inc. is the real deal and this bloody legacy will be spread on stages all over the world!" More...
Orlando Florida's The Glorious Rebellion is set to release new album "Euphoric" via Magnetic Eye Records on April 8th, 2016. The album is a short but entertaining blend of sludge and noise rock that is sure to appeal to fans of bands such as The Melvins, Ken Mode and Helmet.
"Euphoric" was produced & recorded by The Glorious Rebellion & Dan Manata at Duly Noted Productions in Orlando, FL. The track listing is as follows:
1. It's a Sucker's Game, Kid
2. Emmett Brown Has Never Met a Scott That Wasn't Great
4. Have I Told You Lately That I Loathe You
5. The Dirtiest Dream Jobs
6. Bitches Hate Misogyny More...
Stay Sick Recordings presents its latest release... Enterprise Earth's "Patient 0." Hailing from Spokane, Washington this six piece deathcore outfit feartures three guitarists in the ranks. Can you handle it? Find out when "Patient 0" lands on December 11, 2015.
1. Shallow Breath
3. Hollow Face
4. Amid Vultures
5. Porcelain Whore
6. Kiss of the Recluse
7. Sus Cibum
8. Transorbital Awakening
9. Patient Zero
10. Amorphous More...
German metal outfit Drown In Embers premieres a new song entitled "Infinity Declined" featuring Jon Howard of Threat Signal on guest vocals. The track is taken from the upcoming new EP "Remembrances of the Argonaut".
Check out now "Infinity Declined" below.