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Last updated on September 4, 2015 at 12:50 PM ET
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Anfinnsaas is a duo that was formed by Knut Finsaas and Geir Anfinn Halland Johansen in 2013, in the middle of Norway. Today the band drops new track "Sla°tt Fra Røstad," which can be heard below, and will appear on a self-titled album due out September 18, 2015.
Taking main inspiration from traditional Nordic tunes, Anfinnsaas wanted to have a fresh and new sound that differs from the metal sound of today. The album's track listing is:
1. Svensk Revelje
4. Sla°tt Fra Røstad
Grave Pleasures from Finland has officially released debut album "Dreamcrash" via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Columbia worldwide.
Formed out of the debris of the band Beastmilk - which we tended to refer to as Breastmilk in articles and released the "Climax" album in 2013 - Grave Pleasures is taking the concept of the apocalypse one step further.
Watch the video for "New Hip Moon" below, and you can pick up your copy of the album through Metal Blade here. The album is available digitally now, with CDs to be released on November 13, and vinyl to arrive in early 2016.
Grave Pleasures consists of singer/songwriter Mat McNerney (also of Hexvessel), bassist Valtteri Arino, guitarist/songwriter Linnéa Olsson (The Oath, Sonic Ritual), drummer Uno Bruniusson (In Solitude, Procession) - as well as live and studio session guitarist Juho Vanhanen (Oranssi Pazuzu).
"I am concerned with a total collapse of our dreams", says Mat McNerney. "Hacking out this feverish, frantic and very uninhibited music, it exposes and lays raw some intense emotions. As we get deeper and closer to capturing the spirit of what we set out for this band to be, we are touching some vital nerves. It's getting under the skin, under the flesh." More...
With the future leaders of the world going back to their educational institutions, Asher Media Relations is proud to offer a new FREE download compilation of artists the company has worked with this year.
The "Back To School Vol. 1" sampler features over 30 tracks to prep students for a deafening mosh to make those class rooms of higher learning just a bit more bearable! Enjoy the headbanging tunes below, or download your own copy at this location. More...
Yesterday (September 3) Faith No More appeared for a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and footage from that show can be seen below - featuring the band in tuxedos and including the return of the gimp!
Faith No More performed both "Sunny Side Up" and "Separation Anxiety" off the comeback album "Sol Invictus," which was the band's first official album release in 18 years.
The album debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top Albums chart with numerous top ten entries across the globe.
Grave has revealed the cover artwork for upcoming album "Out Of Respect For The Dead," available below.
The eerie artwork was again done by Costin Chioreanu, who has been responsible for the band's last three albums as well as the "Morbid Ascent" EP. Chioreanu is also known from his works for bands such as At The Gates, Paradise Lost or Arch Enemy, to name a few.
"Out Of Respect For The Dead" will be released worldwide on October 16, 2015. Expect nothing but evil and untamed ferocity from the masters of Scandinavian death metal. You can hear the new song "Redeemed Through Hate" over here. More...
Still touring in support of the 2012 album "Aeons Black" (reviewed here - and about time to record a new album wouldn't you say, boys?) Swedish death metal unit Aeon will begin a march through North America this evening on the Devastation On The Nation Tour featuring headliners Origin and Krisiun.
Set to embark in Crest Hill, Illinois, the Metal Injection-sponsored live takeover will decimate nearly three-dozen venues through October 5th. Additional support will be provided by Alterbeast, Soreption and Ingested.
Dates are as follows: More...
Killing Floor 2 - a game recently covered in our look at video games with heavy metal soundtracks - just had a new content pack released titled "Incinerate 'N Detonate," which expands the game's original content by 50%. Check out a trailer below.
It's sort of an odd way to go about releasing content, since the game is technically still in early access and hasn't even been "officially" released (despite the fact that anyone can buy and play it), but more content is a good thing, and the all Solid State Records lineup on the soundtrack is an excellent backdrop to the insane gore system where every part of the Zeds can be dismembered or blown apart.
Killing Floor 2 is actually currently available on a "free weekend" through Steam, where Steam users can play the game at no cost through Sunday. Download and give it a try right here.
Today the band issued this update about cancelling two more gigs with the intention to return to live stages down the line:
"Regrettably Motörhead have had to cancel their Dallas and Houston appearances. Saxon will still be playing in each city (please check local media for up-to-date venue information).
"Lemmy fully intends to resume touring duties as, and when, his doctors give him the all-clear. STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES, and as always, THANK YOU for your support, understanding and good wishes."
Motorhead's new album "Bad Magic" saw release last month and is now available everywhere. More...
Canadian brutal tech death outfit Deformatory is set to release a second full-length album via CDN Records in December of 2015.
Entitled "Malediction," the eight track relentless follow-up to "In The Wake of Pestilence" was recorded, mixed and engineered by Dan Rogers at From The Frost Audio in Ottawa, Ontario, and takes the band's hateful sound to an entirely new and dark dimension.
"Malediction" is the first installment in a series of concept albums revolving around Saväel, the creator of Darkness, and the original source of pure evil. In "Malediction," the story follows the discovery of the sacred incantation text, his re-awakening, and the subsequent obliteration of the Light, the Heavens, and all remnants of humanity. This is an album that will appeal to the nostalgia of old school death metal, delivered with modern, dark, and technical ferocity. The track listing is:
1. Infernal Gateway
2. Dimensions of Malevolence
4. Eviscerated Requiem
5. A Hideous Veneration
7. Oracles of Perdition
8. Aphotic Existence More...
Slayer recently spent some time at the Sybil Brand Institute, the women's prison in East Los Angeles, where the band shot a music video for the "Repentless" title track with none other than iconic actor Danny Trejo.
Behine-the-scenes footage from the filming has now made its way online and can be seen below before the full video drops.
You can read more about the filming over here. "Repentless" is due out 9/11 (Nuclear Blast).
Ugly Kid Joe debuts its new lyric video for the track titled "Hell Ain’t Hard To Find", taken from the band's first new album since 1996 titled "Uglier Than They Used Ta Be", scheduled to drop October 16th 2015. The album is featuring members of Godsmack, Sevendust among others.
Check out now the opening track for the upcoming new album "Uglier Than They Used Ta Be" below.
Indianapolis metal outfit Forevermore premieres its brand new music video for the track "Wormtongue", taken from the band's last album "Telos".
You can now check out the new clip below.
Forevermore is going on a North America tour this fall with Emery, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, & Hearts Like Lions. Check out all dates below: More...