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Last updated on June 30, 2015 at 8:55 AM ET
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8 news articles posted today (and counting...)
U.K. power metal act DragonForce released a preview clip for the upcoming debut DVD release "In the Line of Fire." The live DVD/CD/Blu-ray release is expected July 10th via earMusic.
The DVD was shot in High Definition during the bands ultimate stage headline show at 2014’s Loud Park Festival at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan. It features nine camera angles to capture the raw energy of their show and instrumental dexterity for which they are rightly celebrated worldwide.
Guitarist Herman Li explains: “We always held the opinion that if we ever did a DVD we wanted to do it properly. Now, having released six studio albums we thought we had a great cross section of material to pick from and we knew the facilities at Loud Park made it a great place to film a show. Everything just came together and we’re very pleased with the results and hope the fans will be also”.
The track listing below features a mixture of new songs from the latest album "Maximum Overload" mixed in with foot stomping anthems and lightning fast shred-fests from previous releases.
1. Fury of the Storm
2. Three Hammers
3. Black Winter Night
4. Tomorrow's Kings
6. Symphony of the Night
7. Cry Thunder
8. Ring of Fire
9. Through the Fire and the Flames
10. Valley of the Damned
Check out the clip here: More...
German punk death act Deathrite is streaming the new track "Toxic Hammer," which is taken from the new album "Revelation of Chaos." The album is scheduled for release on July 24th via via Prosthetic Records.
The track list for the album is:
1. Melting Skies
2. Circle of Destruction (song streaming here)
3. Determinate To Rot
4. Toxic Hammer
5. Mayhem Remains
7. Salute To Death
8. Swords and Revolt
10. Infernal Domination
Check out "Toxic Hammer" here More...
Bulgarian progressive power metal band act Krossfire released a lyric video for the new track "Fall From Grace." The song will appear on the upcoming sophomore release "Shades of the Darkness," expected for release later this year via Pure Steel Records. The album is the follow up to the 2011 debut "Learning to Fly" (see review here).
More information on "Shades of the Darkness" is expected shortly. Check out "Fall From Grace" here:
Connecticut metal act As Darkness Dies (f/k/a Graven Image) has signed on with Pure Steel Records for the release of the new album "Life Incomplete." The album was produced by Mike Vescera (Obsession, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and will be released later this year (date TBA). A preview clip for the album can be heard at this location.
The band issued the following statement about the signing: "As Darkness Dies (ADD) are pleased to too have signed with 'Pure Steel Records' from Germany. This culminates a lot of hard work and effort by the band and our producer Michael Vescera guiding us every step along the way. To go from local band to being a signed band is something every musician dreams of; we have been given that chance, and opportunity. Art is art regardless of the medium, and to have the chance to get it onto a world stage is something every artist hopes and dreams about. We are looking forward to the future, and looking back on the past, and how and where it all started, a couple of guys playing music just hoping they were good enough for people to like what it is that they are putting together.
"Here’s to all the possibilities, aspirations and dreams, and to giving people something they can hold on too. Music is more powerful than any other force in life because it sums up everything in life. And we all love that one song. Here’s to music, here’s to all it can bring out in each and every one of us." More...
Operation: Mindcrime, the new band of former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate, is streaming an album trailer for the upcoming new album "The Key".
Check out the album preview now below.
Liverpool, UK sludge outfit Iron Witch is streaming its brand new single "Left Behind" taken from the forthcoming album due winter 2015 via Secret Law Records.
Check out now "Left Behind" below.
Bassist/vocalist Steven Tucker who recently rejoined Morbid Angel, replacing longtime frontman David Vincent, was interviewed by Jet on the June 26 edition of the "The Metal Magdalene With Jet" show on Metal Messiah Radio.
States Tucker about the new album: "All I know is I'm back in Morbid Angel to do a death metal album. I mean, I expect the album to be full-on death metal. I mean, I expect there to… Obviously, it's a Morbid Angel album, there'll be twists and turns on the album, there'll be stuff that's different, but I think it being aggressive and it being underground is really what it's gonna be about. I think that Morbid Angel is a death metal band, and that's what this album — this next one — will be."
You can now listen to the entire chat using the player below.
Australia's Thy Art Is Murder premieres its controversial video for the title track to their new album "Holy War", which will be made available today June 30th in North America.
Check out now "Holy War" below.