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Last updated on December 11, 2013 at 1:14 PM ET
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14 news articles posted today (and counting...)
My Bitter End has revealed the group's upcoming full-length album will be titled "Minus Infinity," along with a new band logo. Check out the logo below, created by Tyler Semyaza, along with a pre-production teaser featuring music from the impending release.
Canadian technical death metal legends Gorguts begin their next North American tour tonight. The band will trek through the Northeast U.S. and Eastern Canada on a short headlining run that starts tonight in Burlington VT. Gorguts will be supported by Origin and Nero Di Marte, and a full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Gorguts also recently announced participation in the 2014 Decibel Magazine North American Tour. The Decibel tour will be the band’s first national trek since the release of new album "Colored Sands" (reviewed here) and will see the band play alongside Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Noisem.
Luc Lemay of Gorguts comments on the tour, “Since the first day I discovered Decibel, I always saw them as an institution,” he enthuses. “So, when I got the news that we were offered to be part of their annual tour, I felt totally honored and excited as hell! It will be amazing to share the stage with Carcass, the Black Dahlia Murder and Noisem, and perform our new music every night!”
London heavy metallers Savage Messiah will release new album, "The Fateful Dark," on March 10th in Europe via Earache Records and on March 18th in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records.
This follow-up to 2012's "Plague Of Conscience" was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk, England with producer Scott Atkins and features artwork created by Peter Sallai. Savage Messiah front-man Dave Silver comments:
"We're finally ready to unleash this record on the world! After the months of hard work and preparation, we are proud to announce all the details for the forthcoming record. This is easily our best record to date and we've been playing most of it live since we toured with Wintersun in July, and the reaction to the songs in a live environment has been killer! Hopefully you'll all enjoy listening to this one, and we look forward to seeing you all out on tour in 2014!"
The album's track listing is as follows:
2. Minority of One
3. Cross of Babylon
5. Live As One Already Dead
6. The Fateful Dark
7. Zero Hour
8. Hammered Down
9. Scavengers of Mercy
10. The Cursed Earth
11. Be Quick or Be Dead *
12. Lightning to the Nations *
13. Killers *
*=Earache Webstore/iTunes exclusive bonus tracks More...
Australian black thrash battalion Destroyer 666 has had the 2000 full length "Phoenix Rising" regarded as one of the black metal genre's best records of all time by Decibel Magazine.
The album appears in Decibel's new special issue focusing on the "Top 100 Black Metal Albums Of All Time."
Destroyer 666 is also currently writing material for a new full-length album. "Phoenix Rising" and the band's "Cold Steel...For an Iron Age" were recently re-mastered and re-released with all new packaging.
Cynic's forthcoming album is entitled "Kindly Bent to Free Us" and has been scheduled for release next February 14th (February 18th in North America).
Today the new track "The Lion's Roar" has been made available as a lyric video, courtesy of Guitar World. Check it out below. The full album's track listing is:
1. True Hallucination Speak
2. The Lion’s Roar
3. Kindly Bent to Free Us
4. Infinite Shapes
5. Moon Heart Sun Head
7. Holy Fallout
8. Endlessly Bountiful
The deluxe edition of "Kindly Bent to Free Us" will come as a collector’s faux book with leather finish and gold foil print including the album in a digisleeve CD with the exclusive bonus track “Earth Is My Witness" and numerous exclusive items including a poster, lyrics booklet, full score booklet, and 5 transparent slides of additional artwork. More...
Ohio metallers Dismemberment spent October recording new album "Embrace the Dark" with Travis Lautenschalger at the Club Sandwich studio in Columbus.
The album has now been mixed by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) and mastered by Dan Randall (Ghoul), with an early 2014 release expected.
You don't have to wait that long to hear music from the impending full-length however, as today we at Metalunderground.com are proud to bring you an exclusive premiere for new track "Eye of the Keeper."
Give it a listen below, and let us know what you think in the comments section. You can also catch the band live:
1/9 - Columbus OH, Ace of Cups (w/Skeletonwitch)
1/10 - Covington KY, Backstage
1/11 - Indianapolis IN, Rockhouse (w/Skeletonwitch)
Wildlights has inked a record deal with Season of Mist, and the label issued the following statement about the signing:
"Season of Mist is proud to announce that Southern heavy rockers Wildlights have joined the roster! Featuring guitarist/vocalist Jason Shi of ASG and drummer Johnny Collins of Thunderlip!, Wildlights plays a unique brand of driving, heavy rock that is catchy, engaging, and the work of experienced, well-honed musicians."
Commented Jason Shi on signing to Season of Mist: “Johnny and I are very excited to share the music we have been working on for several years now with the rest of the world. Between touring with our other bands ASG and Thunderlip!, we have snuck in the time to write what we feel is some exciting new music. It has been nice to create from scratch, not having a sonic history to be compared to. It's been a very refreshing writing process. We can’t wait to share the jams!” More...
Italy's Despite Exile has released the entire "Sentience" album online for streaming, which can be heard in the YouTube playlist below. You can pick up your own copy at iTunes here, and the track listing is as follows:
05. Can'-Ka No Rey
Karmian has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new album next year:
"We decided to do something new, something great. Our first full length will be a concept on the history of the Boii, a Gallic tribes who conquered northern Italy from Etruscans in 390 B.C.
"After 200 years, they were defeated by the Romans in a epic battle near Modena: the fall of a tribe, the rise of an Empire! The sound will be our pure Swedish death metal, stay tuned for more news on how this great story will be told. The expected release date is late 2014."
Further details will be forthcoming. In the mean time, check out the band's previous lyric video for "See No Evil" below. More...
Swedish black metal trio Astrophobos has just unveiled a brand new song from debut album "Remnants of Forgotten Horrors," which is scheduled for release on January 24th, 2014 through Triumvirate Records.
Check out this new track entitled “Soul Disruptor" below, which premiered today courtesy of Terrorizer Magazine.
Recorded and mixed at Garaget Studio by Erik Nilsson (Aoria, A Swarm of the Sun) and featuring session drummer Fredrik Widigs (The Ugly), “Remnants of Forgotten Horrors” follows previous EP “Arcane Secrets” from 2010. More...
Swedish hard rockers Kamchatka are streaming the new track "Tango Decadence." The song appears on the band's upcoming fifth studio effort "The Search Goes On," which is targeted for a February 2014 reelase via Despotz Records.
Check out "Tango Decadence" here:
Noturnall released a preview clip of the new track "No Turn At All." The song will appear on the band's self-titled debut release, which is expected soon. The album was produced by Symphony X/TSO frontman Russell Allen, who also provided guest vocals on the song "Nocturnal Human Side" (see music video). The band will showcase the entire album at a live event held on December 21, 2013 in Sao Paulo.
Thiago Bianchi (Shaman) - vocals
Leo Mancini (Shaman) - guitars
Fernando Quesada (Shaman) - bass
Aquiles Priester (Hangar/Ex-Angra) - drums
Juninho Carelli - keyboards
Check out the clip here: More...
Italian folk metal act Elvenking will enter Domination Studios in San Marino on December 16th to record the, as of yet untitled, follow up to the 2012 AFM Records release "Era" (see review here). The band posted the first episode of a video blog series on the recording of the record, which is set for release in 2014.
Check out the video blog here:
Dutch death thrashers Legion of the Damned released a new music video for the track "Mountain Wolves Under A Crescent Moon." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Ravenous Plague." The album is scheduled for release via Napalm Records on January 8th (ESP/SWE/NOR), January 3rd (GAS/FIN/BENELUX) and January 7th (UK/Rest of Europe/North America). See a full album preview clip over here.
The track list for "Ravenous Plague" is:
1. The Apocalyptic Surge
2. Howling For Armageddon
3. Black Baron
4. Mountain Wolves Under a Crescent Moon
5. Ravenous Abominations
6. Doom Priest
7. Summon All Hate
8. Morbid Death
9. Bury Me in a Nameless Grave
10. Armalite Assassin
11. Strike of the Apocalypse
Check out the video here: More...