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Last updated on September 5, 2015 at 1:53 PM ET
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9 news articles posted today (and counting...)
A full year has gone by since Deadlock founder and long-term drummer Tobias Graf passed away last September. Tobias left the band due to private reasons earlier that year and sadly lost his battle against cancer on September 2, 2014 at the age of 35.
Even after some time has passed, it still seems hard to find the right words for this tragic loss. Under these sad circumstances the band has now released a memorial video, which can be watched below in loving memory - farewell Tobi!
2015 has been a pretty intense year for the folks in Finsterforst: the release of latest album "Mach Dich Frei," many club and festival shows, and an almost unbearable hot summer certainly kept the group busy and sweating.
With summer now ending, today the band unveils details on a new upcoming release. Finsterforst had this to say:
"We want to inform you that we do not intend to sit on our lazy asses and do nothing creative. After all, we have to work at least a bit for our big salary, don't we? Therefore, we will enter the Iguana Studios around the end of the year and beginning of 2016 to record a next.....thing! It ain't gonna be a usual full-length album, but an EP! I can't deliver you the complete details now, because we are still in the writing process and think about what weird stuff we want to present to you guys.
"One thing is for sure: musically this next release will NOT be on the same tracks as 'Mach dich frei' is! Please, that is no reason to whine and fall into deep holes of depressions - you will still recognize our Black Forest Metal sound and style! We simply feel like trying something in addition that fits to our quite weird personalities before creating a next full-length album. Be sure, you will be delighted with a heavy and intense sounding party, which will include together with a couple of new own compositions also some cover songs!" More...
Grave Digger is headed back to the 80s to the band's roots with upcoming album "Exhumation - The Early Years," featuring re-recordings of the classic track with the dynamic and powerful sound of today.
The album is set to be released worldwide on October 23 via Napalm Records, with pre-orders now online here. You can also hear the new version of "Stand Up And Rock" below.
Bloodway (led by Costin Chioreanu from Twilight13media) just released a music video from the upcoming album "Mapping The Moment With The Logic Of Dreams." Check out "The Transfinite Castaway” below.
The video was directed and edited by Costin Chioreanu and filmed together with Gina Sandulescu and Marius Costache. The characters in the story were played by Claudiu Chihaescu and Crina Cristina Marian.
"Mapping the Moment with the Logic of Dreams” will drop on September 25, 2014 via I, Voidhanger Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. Seeding Distance (1:49)
2. The Transfinite Castaway (7:05)
3. Walking Past Near The Lighthouse (6:55)
4. Mirror Twins (4:09)
5. Early Glade Test Pilot (6:47)
6. A Hallow Bridge (5:57)
7. Garden Of Diurnal Fractals (5:33)
8. Mapping The Moment With The Logic Of Dreams (4:51) More...
“Atlantis: The New beginning” shows Polish four piece Lost Soul with a very ambitious new album - check out a teaser of the massive sounding release below. Lost Soul's Grecki is very satisfied with the band’s new material and comments:
“‘Atlantis’ is damn fast, heavy, evil, dark, spacious, extremely massive and technical. It's no doubt a full-blown, merciless metal album. We managed to structure it in a way so you can hear the evil, darkness, air and power.
"Speed was not our focus. While complicated parts are still there, it is a very listenable record by all means. The album is less intense than previous. You can find more slow to mid tempos. Damian and Maro did a few vocal parts.
"We also invited several guests, among them was Dave Suzuki, who did one solo. We have two women's voices and a friend of ours recorded a flamenco guitar part. A few songs and interludes feature choir parts (Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra) – which is already like the icing on the cake. On top of that - my vocals."
On October 30th, “Atlantis – The New Beginning” will be released worldwide via Apostasy Records. A vinyl version of the album will be released in February 2016 via Supreme Chaos Records. The track listing is as follows:
02. Aqueous Ammonia
03. Ravines Of Rapture
05. The Next Generation
06. Vastitas Borealis
08. False Testimony
09. Frozen Volcano
Bonus Tracks (Deluxe Edition)
11. Red Giant
12. Sonidos Del Apocalipsis
13. Supernovae More...
Vancouver, BC's Saints Of Death (a name inspired by the Mexican folklore of Santa Muerte) is a four piece that originally began as a Motorhead tribute band and now brings out original material with a double bassist attack.
Saints Of Death will unleash a self-titled debut EP on September 25th and leading up to the EP's release, the band is offering a free download of the track "Angels & Demons" at Bandcamp here.
You can also stream the new track below. The full "Saints Of Death" EP's track listing is as follows:
1. Army of Dead (4:22)
2. Doom 5.1 (4:43)
3. Blood Vendetta (3:12)
4. Revolution (4:30)
5. Angels & Demons (4:26) More...
Death metal/deathcore outfit Fit For An Autopsy premieres its brand new lyric video for another new track titled "Saltwound", taken from the forthcoming album "Absolute Hope Absolute Hell", which is set to drop October 2nd via eOne/Good Fight.
Check out now "Saltwound" below.
Slayer premieres another brand new song titled "You Against You", taken from the band's eleventh studio album "Repentless", which will be released on September 11 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out now "You Against You" below.
Queensryche premieres its official music video for "Guardian", taken from the band's new album, "Condition Hüman", which will be released on October 2nd via Century Media.
Check out the new music video below.