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Last updated on August 29, 2014 at 3:12 PM ET
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30 news articles posted today (and counting...)
BlackDivision is streaming a new track online titled "Daze & Delusion," which comes off the band's self-titled EP.
The EP was produced by Dejan Ilic (Protest the Hero, Highway, Obscured) with mastering handled by Tony Lindgren. For more info on BlackDivision, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Recently completing the August Summer Rumble tour of Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia with Signifier, Where Giants Once Stood is now streaming the band's entire new EP.
The "Live Above" EP was produced by Jon Howard of Threat Signal and is due out September 2nd, 2014. The release can now be heard via the SoundCloud player below.
Vocalist Reshaun Page comments: "We're incredibly happy with how the pre-orders are doing and with all the support received, we couldn't wait any longer! Now you can stream and listen to the brand new EP. We've worked incredibly hard on these songs, and looking forward to hearing the feedback." More...
Brazilian black metal outfit Svart Lys has a new song now available online for streaming. Blacken up your weekend by checking out the track "Skarstem" in the YouTube player below.
WarCrab has released a new track online for streaming. Check out the song "Entombed In Flames," taken off the "Ashes of Carnage" EP, in the player below. "Ashes Of Carnage" is due out September 1st, 2014 and can be pre-ordered at this location.
Inherit The Stars has made the band's debut album "We Were Made To Walk The Skies" available online for streaming and free download.
Ohio's Dismemberment is pleased to announce that the band will be releasing a reissue of the EP's "The Condemned" and "Denied Salvation" on a single compact disc.
The reissue is slated to arrive this Winter via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Guitarist Jacob Shively had the following to say about the reissue:
"We get asked a lot when 'The Condemned' and 'Denied Salvation' will be available on CD again. Well the time is finally here as HPGD Productions will be releasing both long out of print EPs compiled onto 1 disc with new artwork and packaging. Look for these this winter."
You can also stream the band's previous album "Embrace The Dark" over at this location.
Five years on from the band's Osmose-released debut, "Hanc Aciem Sola Retundit Virtus (The Algolagnia Divine)," Fides Inversa strikes out with a second album, titled "Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans."
The album is set for international release on October 31st via W.T.C. Productions, and the label comments:
"In those five years between releases, the Italian band have been honing their onstage assault all across the stages of Europe, their rituals becoming real celebrations of zealotry. That experience surely shows across the bold, finessed canvas of Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans, where 'black metal' is rendered not as a definition but as an alternately life-giving/life-destroying force.
"Classicist yet paying no lip service to tradition, Fides Inversa invested their very souls in the creation of this second opus: exhaustive spiritual research and a total immersion inside the darkest manifestations of what the German theologist Rudolf Otto called 'the numinous.' The divine, in its most terrifying forms, takes life from chaotic sounds and revealed words whose intent is to represent the mystic terror and the undefeatable fascination of Death, the human nullification, in favor of a complete prostration to the One whose light is spread out of the darkest vacuum. Ascend and descend with Fides Inversa's Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans..."
Because the band apparently used up it's whole vocabulary with the album title, the track listing is as follows:
7. VII More...
Amplifier is set to release new album "Mystoria" on September 8th in Europe and September 30th in the U.S.
With just a couple of weeks left till it drops the band has launched a lyric video for the track "Open Up." Check it out below, thanks to Prog Report.
Amplifier also comments: "Open Up is a song about surprise. And that's a handy word to use when we talk about Mystoria." More...
Kaotoxin records is extremely proud to announce that Eye Of Solitude will not only release the brand new collector EP, "Dear Insanity," this Fall, but that the band also has huge plans for 2015. Kaotoxin comments:
"'Dear Insanity' - the single song, 50 minute, EP will be released on November 24th (France), December 1st (Europe) and December 2nd (North America and digital) with pre-orders starting on November 3rd on both the Kaotoxin Shop and Kaotoxin Digital Shop. 'Dear Insanity' will be released as a 500 copies strictly limited collector edition with NO future repress as a deluxe 3 panels DigiSleeve CD with gorgeous artwork by Giannis Nakos of Remedy Art Design. Get ready for the darkest Eye Of Solitude release ever and grab it upon release or regret it for the rest of your life!
"The band will be releasing sometimes during the first half of 2015 a brand new split EP with Netherlands’ Doom / Death act FAAL with who they’ve toured Europe this summer. FAAL’s material is already recorded (expect killer dissonant and dark Doom / Death at its best!) while Eye Of Solitude’s part is currently in pre-production. The split CD will feature one track per band for a total running time of about 25 minutes. Please note: FAAL will appear courtesy of Ván Records. More...
Pagan black metal outfit Stryvigor today premieres the new track "Mysteries of Darkness." Listen in below thanks to NoCleanSinging.com.
The song hails from the band's forthcoming debut album, "Forgotten by Ages," which is set for international release on September 13th via Svarga Music. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Inspired by the band's native Ukrainian landscape - the windswept Carpathians, wintry woods, and especially the mountain river from which the trio take their name - Stryvigor creates endlessly surging and spiraling epics of mystical, atmospheric black metal. Underpinned by expertly mixed cosmic synths, the passion and sincerity behind Stryvigor's nature-worshiping craft incites awe and wonder, pride and heroism. At eight stout tracks, Forgotten by Ages is indeed a timeless experience, and highly recommended for fans of Drudkh, Astrofaes, and Khors."
The album's track listing is:
1. In the Icy Embrace of North
2. Mysteries of Darkness
3. Wherever the Stars...
4. Wings of Sorrow
5. Memory of Ages
6. By Paths of Universe
7. To Heroes
8. Forgotten by Ages More...
Austin, Texas extreme metal act, Skan has posted a video clip for their song "The Eye." The song was taken from their their EP, "Old King" (reviewed here.) Photography and editing by Skan. Sigil 1 art by R.W. Cook of Norot. A.L. Pistolera stars as the Wrathful Goddess of Death. More...
Prague's Passion For Sorrow - which recently brought on new vocalist Michaela Hagyari - is releasing the "Rotting Immortality" album digitally via The Orchid, and now you can hear a teaser trailer for the release below. Passion For Sorrow consists of:
Fedor Furnadžiev - guitars, vocals
Michaela Hagyari - female vocals
Robert Pilch - bass, vocals
Michal "Hríbek" Peths - guitars
Jan "Hado" Hagyari - drums
Italy's Sound Storm has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:
"It's with much regret that today we announce the split with our brother, friend and band-founder Federico 'Sadwise' Brignolo.
"He decided to leave the band a few months ago, after that some personal reasons forced him to miss the last tour and festival appearances.
"The split has totally been friendly, no conflict or dispute inside the band took place. This was an hard decision on both side due to force majeure of some private-life events.
"However we remember with joy the unforgettable moments we spent together, 2 albums, tours and a lot of shows all over the world, from the small pubs in Turin to the international gigs sharing the stage with bands such as Blind Guardian, Haggard, Angra, Tristania and many more... We will never forget it!
"We want to wish him a bright and shining life and want to thank Federico for everything he did for Sound Storm over the years, we would never have been who we are without him and his precious contribution!"
Greek symphonic metal act Meden Agan posted an interactive preview, featuring clips from the entire new release "Lacrima Dei." The album is now set to drop via No Regrets Records (a division of No Remorse Records) on September 22nd. "Lacrima Dei" is the first album to feature new vocalist Maya Kampak, who joined the band in 2013.
The album was recorded and mixed at ARTemis studios in Greece and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Finland. The track listing is as follows:
1. Divine Wrath (streaming here)
2. Lacrima Dei
3. Embrace The Sorrow (streaming here)
4. Portal Of Fear
5. Everlasting Pain
6. Web Of Shadows
7. Nuntii Belli
9. Devoid Of Sanity (feat. Jon Soti)
10. Commemorate The Fallen
Check out the preview clip here: More...
Ævangelist will be releasing "Writhes In the Mark" via Debemur Morti Productions on September 12th, 2014.
Today the band has teamed up with No Clean Singing to premiere the track "Præternigma" online. Check it out below.
Pre-orders for the new album are now online at this location, and the track listing is as follows:
2. The Only Grave
6. Harken to the Flesh
7. Halo of Lamented Glory
8. Writhes in the Murk More...
Alternative Press today presents the complete album stream for Meridian's upcoming Victory Records debut, "The Awful Truth." Listen in via the YouTube playlist below.
Guitarist Juan Espinosa shares, "We are pleased to finally share this album with you guys. We put our hearts and minds into creating a product we are really proud of. Come check us out at one of our upcoming tours."
"The Awful Truth" will be in stores and available everywhere digitally on September 2nd, 2014 via Victory Records. More...
After the departure of Dave Lombardo and the death of Jeff Hanneman, the legendary Slayer has finally entered the studio and is working on a new full-length record.
This new release will follow 2009's "World Painted Blood." No details have been released yet as far as a release date, album title, or track listing.
The band has also been posting a series of studio photos online (check out one below). You can see the stills recently posted online by heading over to the Slayer Facebook profile here.
Further details are forthcoming, so keep your eyes on the news feed! More...
Swedish progressive metal act Evergrey released an electronic press kit (EPK) video for the upcoming release "Hymns for the Broken." The album set for release on September 26th (EU) and September 30th (USA) via AFM Records. Vocalist/guitarist Tom Englund will present the album in a special listening party at the upcoming ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta on Thursday, September 11th just before the Kick Off Show featuring Draekon, DGM and headliner Pagan's Mind.
"Hymns for the Broken" marks the return of Henrik Danhage on guitar, who spent 10 years with the band from 2000-2010 and replaces Marcus Jidell (Avatarium), as well as, drummer Jonas Ekdahl, who was with the band from 2003-2010 and replaces Hannes Van Dahl (Sabaton).
The track listing for "Hymns for the Broken" is:
1. The Awakening
2. King Of Errors (see music video here)
3. A New Dawn
4. Wake A Change
5. Archaic Rage
7. Black Undertow
8. The Fire
9. Hymns For The Broken
10. Missing You
11. A Grand Collapse
12. The Aftermath
Check out the EPK here: More...
Sweden's instrumental cosmic rock quartet My Brother The Wind (a Chrono Trigger reference perhaps?) will release a third full-length album this October, the opus harnessing forty-five minutes of entirely improvised, instrumental psychedelic rock, entitled "Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One."
Recorded live in the studio with no overdubs during a single day, the band used six and twelve string acoustic and electric guitars, mellotron, flute, bass, drums, congas and more to complete the task.
The album was captured in full analog on 2" tape courtesy of a 16 track Ampex from 1969 at Drop Out Analogue, in the snowy wilderness of Åmål, Sweden, with engineering duties handled by Love Tholin, who used vintage flangers, plate reverbs and tape echoes to achieve the LP's unrestrained sound and exceptionally organic tones, after which it was mixed by Tholin and the band, and mastered by Hans Fredriksson.
A trailer for "Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One" has been released and can be seen below. The album is due out October 14th, 2014. More...
While Nightwish is currently working on an upcoming new studio album, fans can enjoy a series of five special clips, all with impressions of the "Imaginaerum" world tour.
Today marks clip number two, with an a video for the Nightwish classic "Last Of The Wilds." Check it out below, and be sure to watch the previously posted video for "Planet Hell" at this location.
Nightwish has also been posting a series of making-of clips showcasing the creation of a new studio album. The latest video is available over here. The new album is expected out next year through Nuclear Blast. More...
Witch County England's finest, Devilment - featuring the master of horrors Dani Filth - has published the second episode of the official album interview series for upcoming debut album, "The Great And Secret Show," which is scheduled to be released on Halloween 2014 (October 31).
Check out Dani, Daniel and Lauren talking about the album's title, artwork, and lyrical concept below. The band, consisting of Dani Filth (vocals), Daniel Finch (guitar & samples) Colin Parks (rhythm guitar/lead guitar), Nick Johnson (bass guitar), Aaron Boast (drums), Lauren Francis (keyboards & vocals) recently signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The new album's track listing is as follows:
01. Summer Arteries
02. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me
03. Girl From Mystery Island
04. The Stake In My Heart
05. Living With The Fungus
06. Mother Kali
07. Staring At The Werewolf Corps
08. Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero
09. Laudanum Skull
10. The Great And Secret Show
--- Bonus Tracks
11. Beds Are Burning (MIDNIGHT OIL cover)
12. Psycho Babble
13. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me (Motion Picture Soundtrack) More...
The Greek brutal death metal blasters in Abnormal Inhumane have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music. Xtreem had this to say:
"The band already released debut album 'Disgusting Cruelty of Homicide' in 2011 through Russian label Anopsys Records and then a split CD with Parasitosis.
"This year 2014, Abnormal Inhumane has recorded a 2-song promo-demo which marks a great step forward on their merciless Brutal Death that will for sure please any fan of bands like Deeds Of Flesh, Gorgasm, Disavowed, Unmerciful, Pyameia, and the likes. The band is currently writing new material for a second album which is planned to be recorded around mid 2015."
Swedish traditional metal act Bullet released the fifth installment of the track-by-track video sries for the upcoming new release "Storm of Blades." The album will be released on September 5th (EU) and September 9th (USA) via Nuclear Blast.
The track list for "Storm of Blades" is:
2. Storm Of Blades (see music video)
3. Riding High
5. Hawk Eyes
6. This One’s For You
7. Hammer Down
8. It’s On
10. Run With The Hunted
11. Coming In Loud (Bonus Track - Digipak Edition)
Check out part five here: More...
Israeli death/doom act Sonne Adam released a new live music video for the track "The Day I Chose to Rot." The song is taken from the EP release "Doctrines of Dark Devotion," which also appeared on the band's latest compilation album "Messengers of Desolate Ways," which is available via Century Media Records.
Check out "The Day I Chose to Rot" here:
German melodic death metal act Words of Farewell released a new music video for the track "Continuum Shift." The song is the opening track off of the band's sophomore full length and latest album "The Black Wild Yonder," which is available now through AFM Records.
The vide includes footage from this year's installment of the RockHarz festival 2014. It was produced by Mirko Witzki with camera assistance by Patrick Siegels. Check it out here:
German metal act Messiah's Kiss, featuring ex-Jack Starr's Burning Star/ex-Riot (live) vocalist Mike Tirelli, is streaming a new track entitled "Buried Alive." The song will appear on the band's return album "Get Your Bulls Out," the fourth studio release and first since "Dragonheart" in 2007. It drops on December 5th via Massacre Records.
Check out "Buried Alive" here:
Charlotte stoner/doom act Bloody Hammers released a new music video for "Necromancer." The song is taken from the band's third full length and latest album "Under Satan's Sun," which is available now via Napalm Records.
Check out "Necromancer" here:
The legendary Bay Area thrashers in Exodus have posted the track listing and other details on upcoming new release "Blood In, Blood Out."
The band's 10th album is due out on October 10th (EU), October 13th (UK) and October 14th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.
Produced by Andy Sneap (Accept, Kreator, Megadeth), "Blood In, Blood Out" marks the first release with returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004’s "Tempo Of The Damned" and features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (Psycroptic, Abysmal Dawn, Revocation).
The album can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast Web Shop in CD, CD/DVD Digipak, and 2-LP exclusive vinyl formats at this location.
“When I was working on the record, I was sitting around watching TV series like ‘Gangland’ and all these locked-up prison reality shows," shares guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt. "And I thought, ‘Yeah, that’s like EXODUS.’ It’s a brotherhood. You bleed to get in, you bleed to get out. I’ve been doing this kind of music since I was a teenager and I’ll be doing it ‘til I can’t physically do it anymore."
The track listing is:
1. Black 13
2. Blood In, Blood Out
3. Collateral Damage
4. Salt The Wound
5. Body Harvest
7. Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage
8. My Last Nerve
10. Honor Killings
11. Food For The Worms More...
Australian based traditional metal act Dragonsclaw issued an update on the band's upcoming third album "Moving Target." In a post on Facebook, vocalist Giles Lavery announced that one of the songs will feature Riot V/Reverence vocalist Todd Michael Hall.
The post reads:
"Work on the new album 'Moving Target' is coming along nicely...Just finishing up the writing/demoing stage...and today we can let folks know that Todd Michael Hall (Riot/Burning Starr/Reverence) is a guest vocalist on a track on the album titled 'Shadowfire.' His vocals are completely mindblowing on this, one of two 'faster' tracks on the record.
We have, i feel, our most diverse album yet in regard to the songwriting , and there will be plenty to like for fans of traditional heavy metal , the faster stuff and hard rock."
No release date for "Moving Target" has been announced and More information is expected soon. More...
Post-hardcore act Ken Mode will embark on a September headlining North American tour this weekend. The tour, which starts on August 30th, will bookend the group's forthcoming appearance at the 2014 edition of the Hopscotch Festival.
Following the North American run, Ken Mode will then embark on a co-headlining European run with label-mates Hark throughout the rest of the month into October. A list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
These dates see Ken Mode touring in support of the Juno and Polaris award nominated album, "Entrench," which can be streamed below. More...