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Last updated on September 17, 2014 at 12:08 PM ET
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11 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Svartidaudi has checked in with the following announcement about playing the upcoming Roadburn Festival:
"We are extremely proud to announce that Svartidauði will break bones and slit throat at next year's installation of Roadburn Festival. Handpicked for the curated night 'House of the Holistic' by Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved and Einar 'Kvitrafn' Selvik of Wardruna."
Einar had this to say about the band: "Svartidaudi is for me the most interesting Black Metal band I´ve heard in a very long time coming from the North which makes it a very natural choice to welcome them into our curated night!"
Enslaved's Ivar Bjørnson also adds: "What happened with black metal? Whatever it was, you can't blame Svartidauði. They're making interesting, weird and dark music instead of being sexy and circusy. They embody the spirit that once bound me to the genre, and we are very proud and privileged to have them as part of Houses of the Holistic!” More...
Martyr Defiled just released a new music video for "No Morality" via the Download Festival website (also available below).
"No Morality" comes by way of the "No Hope No Morality" album released earlier this year through SOAR/Century Media Records. You can stream all of the disc at this location and the track listing is as follows:
2. Demons In The Mist
5. No Hope
7. Under The Influence
8. The Taste Of Iron
9. Of Sheep & Swine
11. No Morality More...
A mere week after premiering the brand new song "Drop Dead Cynical," the first sonic taste of the new album "Massive Addictive" due out October 21 via Spinefarm Records, Amaranthe has now released the accompanying video for the song.
Check it out below to see more than a dozen MMA fighters, cheerleaders, and lots and lots of pyro. The band once again teamed with director Patric Ullaeus for this visual spectacle.
"We can now finally unleash the 'Drop Dead Cynical' video, directed by master director Patric Ullaeus," Amaranthe guitarist Olof Mörck said. "It is energetic, bombastic and explosive, just like you have come to expect from Amaranthe's videos, and the powerful delivery of the song is accentuated by the martial combat throughout the video. As always, you are in for a visual treat; more than 15 MMA fighters, cheerleaders and enough flames to light the heavens on fire! Get ready to be entertained!"
Catch the band live on these dates:
09/25/14 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
09/26/14 Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA
09/28/14 Gothic Theater - Denver, CO
09/30/14 First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
10/01/14 Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL
10/02/14 Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
10/03/14 The Sound Academy - Toronto, ON - CANADA
10/05/14 Metropolis - Montreal, QC - CANADA
10/07/14 Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD
10/09/14 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
10/10/14 Terminal 5 - New York, NY
10/11/14 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
10/25/14 Gas Monkey - Dallas, TX *
10/26/14 House of Blues - Houston, TX *
10/27/14 Parish at House of Blues - New Orleans, LA *
10/29/14 Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL *
10/30/14 State Theater - St. Petersburg, FL *
10/31/14 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA *
* denotes a headline date; not a Within Temptation show More...
The all-lady hard rock/heavy metal outfit, Crucified Barbara, has teamed up with CraveOnline.com to launch a music video for the new track "I Sell My Kids for Rock'N'Roll."
The song comes from the band's recently released fourth album "In the Red" (reviewed here) out now on Despotz Records, and can be seen below.
"Crucified Barbara would like to thank the narrowness and prejudice that grows and thrives all the way up to the elite of the music business for the inspiration for this song," the band told CraveOnline.com.
The band's Despotz debut was recorded at Studio Music-A-Matic, Gothenburg with producer Chips Kiesby and engineer Henryk Lip. Artwork for album number four comes courtesy of Stockholm, Sweden artist Erik Rovanpera. More...
Iberian extreme metal act Noctem released a music video for the new track "The Adamantine Doors." The song appears on the upcoming release Prosthetic Records debut "Exilium," which dropped just yesterday in North America.
The album's track list is:
1. Enuma Elish
2. Apsu Dethroned
3. Decrepit Human Kingdom
4. Tiamat’s Crown
5. The Rising Horns
6. Halo of Repugnance
8. The Splint of Destinations
10. The Adamantine Doors
11. Divine Xib’alb’a *
12. The Adamantine Doors (Orchestral Version) *
Check out "The Adamantine Doors" here: More...
Italian experimental metal act Nero Di Marte is streaming the new single "Pulsar," the second track released from the upcoming new album "Derivae." The album is set for release via Prosthetic Records on October 27th (EU/UK), October 28th (USA) and Nov .1 (Germany).
The track list for the album is:
2. Clouded Allure
6. Il Diluvio
7. Those Who Leave
Check out the clip here: More...
Swedish hard rock/melodic metal act 220 Volt will release the new album "Walking in Starlight" on September 26th via AOR Heaven. The album is the first full length release since 1997's "Lethal Illusion," and first release to feature vocalist Anders Engberg (Sorcerer), who joined in 2013.
The track list for the album is:
1. Walking in Starlight
2. System Overload
3. Broken Promises
7. Get Me Out
8. The Waiting
9. Through the Wastelands
10. Burning Heart
11. Take a Good Luck
12. One Good Reason
13. Guiding Light More...
German melodic metal act Mob Rules celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the upcoming new release "Timekeeper" on October 10th (Germany), October 13th (EU) and October 28th (North America) via SPV/Steamhammer Records. As a precursor, the band issued a trailer clip for the boxset, which consists of two CDs, a single and a live DVD.
The full track list is:
DISC 1: THE BEST
1. Temple Fanfare
2. Pilot of Earth
3. Black Rain
4. Cannibal Nation
5. Astral Hand
6. Close My Eyes
7. Dead Man's Face
8. Among The Gods
9. In The Land Of Wind And Rain
10. Hollowed Be Thy Name
11. Last Farewell
12. Ice And Fire
13. Lord Of Madness (Live)
14. With Sparrows Rain Song (Live) More...
Colordo psychedelic doom metal act The Flight of Sleipnir, after recently signed on with Napalm Records, announced details on the upcoming new album, which will be entitled "V." The album is set to drop on the following release schedule:
November 24th: CAN
November 25th: USA
November 28th: GAS/FIN/BENELUX
December 1st: UK/Rest of Europe
December 3rd: ESP/SWE
The track list is as follows:
2. Sidereal Course
3. The Casting
4. Nothing Stands Obscured
6. Archaic Rites
7. Beacon in Black Horizon More...
Italian folk masters Folkstone revealed the details on the upcoming new release, which will be entitled "Oltre… l’Abisso." The album drops on November 3, 2014 via the band's own label Folkstone Records, distributed by Audioglobe. The artwork, shown below, was created by Jacopo Berlendis, who worked with the band for the last few releases.
The track listing is as follows:
1. In Caduta Libera
2. Prua Contro il Nulla
3. La Tredicesima Ora
4. Mercanti Anonimi
5. Respiro Avido
6. Manifesto Sbiadito
7. Le Voci della Sera
8. Nella mia Fossa
9. Fuori Sincronia
10. Soffio di Attimi
11. L’Ultima Notte
13. Tex (cover Litfiba)
14. Oltre… l’Abisso More...
Just one year to the day after the expeditionary US satellite Voyager I left our solar system, pushing mankind’s exploration of space to interstellar regions, Pagan’s Mind, DGM, and Draekon were to push the limits of bombastic progressive and power metal in a live setting and leave the crowd -- and this writer -- with nothing but hyperbole to explain the feat.
After Wednesday’s Midweek Mayhem show, the bar was set high at ProgPower USA XV in Atlanta for Thursday September 11th’s Kick-Off Show festivities. Nevertheless, in ProgPower tradition, Thursday’s show by Swordlord Productions built upon Wednesday’s energy and elevated it beyond the stratosphere. On this night, I and the crowd were to be treated to the talents of the sci-fi prog thrill-seekers of Norway’s Pagan’s Mind, a show that was also to be recorded for a crowd-funded live DVD entitled “Full Circle.”
As if that weren’t enough, Italy’s long-running kings of speed -- DGM -- were to put in a set of their own, with the USA’s own Draekon opening things right. Moreover, Evergrey had just hosted an exclusive listening party for their upcoming album, “Hymns For The Broken,” in the main venue an hour before the doors opened. What a day it was to be! More...