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Last updated on June 30, 2015 at 1:11 PM ET
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25 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Shadow Kingdom Records dug through the wastelands of Kentucky to find and sign, Tombstalker. The label comments:
"Established in 2008 these champions of chaos have been harnessing their unique blend of black and death metal fury and are prepared to conquer all in their path. At its core lies a foundation of dark and venomous death metal in the vein of the early 90s Swedish pioneers, further injected with a heavy dose of Bolt Thrower that crushes like tank treads over fragile bones! They also have elements of evil thrash metal such as (early) Sepultura, dark melodic sense of Dissection or Necrophobic, and lastly nods to early 80s UK and Scandinavian hardcore. When it all comes to together it makes for one disgusting beast of a band!
"Their debut full-length album 'Black Crusades' is set to devastate the underground with its filth ridden, hammer crushing anthems of chaos. An unholy union of extreme metal accomplished without detracting from any one school this album makes for a refreshing take on classic sounds. Above all Tombstalker represents the warrior spirit and evolution through conflict! There is only WAR!" More...
Victory Records just issued the following announcement about inking a record deal with mallcore outfit Conveyer:
"Victory Records is proud to usher in the new leaders of melodic hardcore, Conveyer. The band has laid a solid foundation over the last few years through numerous self-booked, successful North American tours and a self-released debut album, 'Worn Out.'
"As the newest addition to the Victory Records family, Conveyer prepares to build on their devoted and faithful following with their sophomore release, 'When Given Time To Grow,' set to be released September 4th, 2015."
Get a taste of the upcoming album with the new song “Haven" below. Frontman Danny Adams also comments on the signing:
“Realizing Victory was on board with Conveyer and wanted to help us do more was a surreal experience. When I was thirteen or fourteen, my mom signed up for a Victory sampler, and it got me into bands like Atreyu, Bayside, Silverstein and eventually The Warriors and Refused. A majority of the bands that got me into going to shows and participating in a local hardcore/metal scene were putting out records through Victory before I even knew what music I liked." More...
"Lost" is the latest video to come online from Los Angeles based progressive metal band Tribe - check it out below.
The song is taken from the band's full-length album, "Atlas," released on May 26th 2015 via Tribe’s own indie label, Primitive Records. The album is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Rdio, Google Play and other digital music stores and features the following track listing:
3. Burn The Empire (watch the video here)
5. Global Hysteria
6. Conduit (streaming here)
8. The Fix
10. Trojan (available here)
11. Gravity (check out the video clip)
12. Mangue More...
Lamb Of God just revealed an official music video for the brand new track “Overlord.” As with the previously released “512” track, “Overlord” is directed by Jorge Torres-Torres.
“Overlord” is the second official music video to be released in support of the band’s upcoming seventh full-length album, "VII: Sturm Und Drang," hitting stores and digital retailers on July 24th, 2015 via Epic Records.
“Overlord” is what some may consider the most unique and versatile track on the record – a new play on the revered Lamb Of God sound. The track “Overlord” uniquely features clean vocals and lyrics penned by vocalist Randy Blythe, and the video itself features his own personal concept and treatment.
“For years I've wished that I could have a movie camera directly linked to my brain so that some of the ideas I see in my mind's eye could be translated into film for others to watch,” Blythe begins. “Although that is obviously an impossibility (and probably a good thing- I find many things amusing that might not be so funny to everyone else), the video for 'Overlord' is the next best thing for me. I came up with the idea and wrote the treatment for this video myself- to see Jorge (the director) take my concept, add his own touches, and use his technical know-how to translate my 'mental script' into a suitably dark visual narrative is just an awesome, awesome experience for me. More...
T.A.N.K. (Think Of A New Kind) has revealed September 21st as the release date for new album "Symbiosis," with pre-orders to come online soon. In the mean time, check out the cover artwork and track listing below.
3. From the Straight and Narrow
4. Baneful Storm
6. Blood Relation (feat. Björn ‘Speed’ Strid)
7. The Chrysalis
8. Troubled Days
9. Drawing Hope
11. Like Vultures
12. The Edge of Time More...
Firelord - a doomish stoner metal band - just unveiled the artwork by Randy Ramdhani for the upcoming "Hammer of Chaos" EP.
This impending EP features four new tracks produced by Daniele Giordana and an extra Slo Burn cover ("Pilot of the Dune"). Stay tuned for more info and the official release date.
Soulfly released a lyric video for the new track "We Sold Our Souls to Metal," the opening track on the new album "Archangel." The album is set to drop worldwide on August 14th via Nuclear Blast.
The album's track listing is:
1. We Sold Our Souls To Metal
3. Sodomites (feat. Todd Jones of Nails)
4. Ishtar Rising
5. Live Life Hard! (feat. Matt Young of King Parrot)
7. Bethlehem’s Blood
10. Mother Of Dragons (feat. Richie Cavalera of Incite, Igor Cavalera of Lody Kong, Anahid M.O.P.)
Bonus Tracks for special edition:
12. Acosador Nocturno
13. Soulfly X More...
Philadelphia's hypergrind violators from Die Choking will release their debut full-length LP, "III," through The Compound Recs late this summer as the band begins a rigorous tour schedule in the coming weeks.
"III" was recorded in April with Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (Lauryn Hill, Circa Survive, Blacklisted) capturing Die Chokin's most intense material yet. The band then sanctioned Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, From Ashes Rise, Nails) for its mastering.
Die Choking will partner with The Compound for the release of "III" this September on all digital platforms as well as three color variations of 180-gram colored LP with exclusive colors and merch bundle packages. The cover artwork, confirmed street date and more will be issued in the coming days, followed by new official videos, audio samples and more. See the band live: More...
Finland's thrash/death five piece band Halo Of Dreams has made the three track "Kidu" EP available online for streaming. Listen in below or over at the band's YouTube profile here. The track listing is:
1. Viisasten Juoma
2. Polku, Valhe ja Kuolema
The "Sojourn" continues as Swedish metal band Meadows End releases the sixth in a series of once-a-month tracks from the album.
Today track 6, "Deadlands," comes online and can be heard in the YouTube player below. If you missed fifth track "Soulslain," it can still be found online for streaming at this location.
Having just played a first post-studio live show as part of the Metal Hammer Festival / Prog Edition in Kattowice, Poland this past weekend, Riversie is pleased to announce the first details for an upcoming studio album.
Entitled "Love, Fear and the Time Machine," the band's sixth studio album will be released via InsideOut Music on September 4th, 2015. It features cover artwork by longtime design-partner Travis Smith / Seempieces (Katatonia, Opeth, Nevermore, etc.) and contains the following track listing:
1. Lost (Why Should I Be Frightened By a Hat?)
2. Under the Pillow
4. Caterpillar and the Barbed Wire
5. Saturate Me
7. Discard Your Fear
8. Towards the Blue Horizon
9. Time Travellers
10. Found (The Unexpected Flaw of Searching) More...
Amorphis posted the first in a series of in studio preview clips for the upcoming new album "Under The Red Cloud," which will be released worldwide on September 4th via Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders can be made at this location.
The clip gives an insight into the pre-production process with producer Jens Bogren.
Drummer Jan Rechberger comments: "We have been working there with Jens Bogren for one week. This time was a great experience and Jens made us playing more aggressive and working really hard."
The track list for the album is:
1. Under The Red Cloud
2. The Four Wise Ones
3. Bad Blood
4. The Skull
5. Death Of A King
7. Dark Path
8. Enemy At The Gates
9. Tree Of Ages
10. White Night
11. Come The Spring (Bonus Track - Limited Edition Digipak/2LP)
12. Winter’s Sleep (Bonus Track - Limited Edition Digipak/2LP)
Check out the clip here: More...
Death metal powerhouse Cannabis Corpse has announced a new North American tour.
The trek, featuring Revocation, label-mates Archspire, and Black Fast, begins on September 3rd in Providence, RI and sees the band trekking across the U.S. and Canada before concluding a month later in Boston, MA.
A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
9/3/2015 Providence, RI @ Dusk*
9/4/2015 New York, NY @ Studio @ Webster
9/5/2015 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
9/6/2015 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
9/8/2015 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
9/9/2015 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
9/10/2015 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
9/11/2015 Cave in Rock, IL @ Full Terror Assault Fest**
9/12/2015 Ft Worth, TX @ Rail Club
9/13/2015 Houston, TX @ Walter's On Washington
9/14/2015 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
9/16/2015 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
9/17/2015 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
9/18/2015 Los Angeles, CA @ Mystery Box
9/19/2015 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
9/20/2015 Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe
9/21/2015 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/22/2015 Vancouver, BC @ Red Room
9/24/2015 Edmonton, CA @ Starlite
9/25/2015 Regina, SK @ Riddell Center
9/26/2015 Winnipeg, MB @ Windsor Hotel
9/27/2015 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater Studio B
9/29/2015 Detroit, MI @ Shelter
9/30/2015 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck***
10/1/2015 Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's***
10/2/2015 Quebec City, QC @ La Source***
10/3/2015 Boston, MA @ Great Scott*** More...
Toronto hard rock act Diemonds have signed on with Napalm Records. The band's third release "Never Gonna Die" will be issued on September 4th. A lyric video for the new track "Over It" (see below) will give you a taste of what is to come.
"Stoked to be a part of the Napalm family, ready to unleash our proudest and most exciting album to date." says C.C Diemond about the signing and upcoming album.
With "Never Wanna Die" the band continues to modernize their heavy rock n' roll sound. This time, multiple Juno award-winner Eric Ratz (Monster Truck, Billy Talent) is in the producer chair. Remaining true to the sound, Diemonds takes lyrics that speak to the outcasts, wild children, and misfits, and combine them with a hard-hitting live show, taking cues from the greats they look up to. Priya Panda, the band's front woman, is the sultry singer that the music world has has been waiting for. With her larger-than-life presence, she breaks every cultural, social, gender and sexual boundary known to hard rock. If the ever-growing legions of the band's loyal following are any indication, Diemonds is firmly carving a path in music and hoards of rock fans are already along for the ride.
The artwork and track listing for "Never Wanna Die" is:
1. Never Wanna Die
2. Hell Is Full
3. Over It
4. Ain't That Kinda Girl
6. Better Off Dead
7. Forever Untamed
8. Wild At Heart
9. Meet Your Maker
10. Save Your Life More...
The Norwegian black-thrash commando that is Deathhammer now streams the entirety of new album "Evil Power" - which is out officially today via Hells Headbangers on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats. The track listing is as follows:
1. Warriors of Evil
2. Total Metal
3. Satan is Back
5. Sinner's Possession
6. Belial's Curse
7. Rot in Shreds
8. Omen of the Beast More...
The wait will soon be over: five years after the release of the last studio album "Invidious Dominion" in 2010, Florida death metal act Malevolent Creation is back. The new album "Dead Man’s Path," will be issued via Century Media Records worldwide on September 18th.
The band says: "Expect nothing but a ferocious, riff-driven and relentlessly uncompromising death/thrash massacre. No one can destroy this Malevolent Creation!"
The cover artwork (shown below) was created by tattoo artist German Latorres. Detailed info on the various formats and track listings for "Dead Man’s Path" (incl. vinyl color splits) will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.
The band's lineup is:
Brett Hoffmann – vocals
Phil Fasciana – guitars
Gio Geraca – guitars
Jason Blachowicz – bass
Justin DiPinto – drums More...
All female Brazilian thrashers Nervosa are about ready to hit the road on a massive tour of Europe all this summer with the likes of U.S. thrash legends Hirax and a run with Crisix and Desolator, culminating in the band's first headline tour of the U.K.
Appropriately, in celebration of the upcoming tour, the band has premiered its new music video for the track "Into Moshpit," which appears on the 2014 debut album "Victim of Yourself," which is available now via Napalm Records at this location.
Metal Underground is proud to present the premiere of the video here:
All the upcoming tour dates can be found below: More...
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 (streaming here)
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 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).
The band commented on the track: ""The song and lyric are loosely based on Goethe's tragic play 'Faust' and the idea of getting everything you want, the universal knowledge, but paying the ultimate price."
More information on "Shades of 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 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 a controversial video for the title track to the band's new album "Holy War," which will be made available today (June 30th) in North America.
Check out "Holy War" below.