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Last updated on March 6, 2015 at 11:22 AM ET
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12 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Armaggedon, which features ex-Arch Enemy guitarist Christopher Amott, which recently released the album "Captivity and Devourment" via Listenable Records back in January, has announced the departure of Matt Hallquist. Antony Hämäläinen, who originally filled in for Hallquist during the band's recent tour, has been named the new permanent vocalist.
In the early 1990s, Antony Hämäläinen started playing bass, drums, and singing for multiple bands based both in the USA and Finland, providing vocals for the Arizona death metal band Slaves For Scores and then Nightrage in 2007.
The band commented: "We're happy to announce that Antony Hämäläinen has accepted the position as full-time vocalist for Armageddon. We are looking forward to working with him, as he brings great energy to the band, both on and off stage."
The band intends to announce additional tour dates shortly and has already been working on new material for a follow up release. More...
New Zealand's own Antagonist A.D. is streaming the new track "Dogs Blood," which features JJ Peters of Deez Nuts. The song appears on the new release "Haunt Me as I Roam," which is set for release April 13th via Lifeforce Records.
Check out "Dogs Blood" here:
Sweden's Soilwork released a live video clip for the track "Bastard Chain" (which originally appeared on the 2001 studio release "A Predator's Portrait"). The clip is taken from the upcoming new live DVD/2CD release "Live in the Heart of Helsinki," which is set to drop via Nuclear Blast on March 13th.
The track list is as follows:
1. This Momentary Bliss (see video clip here)
2. Like The Average Stalker
4. Weapon Of Vanity
5. Spectrum Of Eternity
6. Follow The Hollow
7. Parasite Blues
8. Distortion Sleep
9. Bastard Chain
10. Let This River Flow feat. Floor Jansen
11. Long Live The Misanthrope
12. Tongue More...
Magic Kingdom, the Belgian power metal act featuring Iron Mask guitarist Dushan Petrossi and bassist Vasiliy Molchanov, released a lyric video for the new track "With Fire and Sword." The song appears on the new release "Savage Requiem," which drops on March 20th (EU) and April 14th (USA) via AFM Records.
The album is the first to feature new vocalist Christian Palin. The track list for the album is:
1. In Umbra Mea
2. Guardian Angels
3. Rivals Forever
4. Full Moon Sacrifice
5. Ship Of Ghosts
6. Savage Requiem
7. Four Demon Kings Of Shadowlands
8. With Fire and Sword
9. Dragon Princess
10. Battlefield Magic
Check out "With Fire and Sword" here: More...
Hardcore legends Agnostic Front released a music video for the new track "Police Violence." The song appears on the upcoming new release "The American Dream Died," which is set for release on April 3rd (EU), April 6th (UK/FR) and April 7th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The track list for the album is:
2. The American Died
3. Police Violence
4. Only In America
5. Test Of Time
6. We Walk The Line
7. Never Walk Alone (feat. Freddy Cricien, Toby Morse & Lou Koller)
8. Enough Is Enough
9. I Can't Relate
10. Old New York
11. Social Justice
12. Reasonable Doubt
13. No War Fuck You
15. A Wise Man
16. Just Like Yesterday
Check out the video here: More...
German hard rock act Devil's Train, featuring members of Mystic Prophecy and MasterPlan, released a new music video for track "Down on You." The song appears on the latest release "II," which is available now via earMusic.
Check out the clip here:
Danish thrash act Impalers revealed the album artwork for the upcoming sophomore full length album "God From the Machine" (shown below). The release date has been revealed to be April 10th via Crime Records. Pre-orders can be made started March 10th at this location.
All pre-orders will be sent the week before the release date and the first 10 orders will get the debut EP "Prepare for War" as a free bonus.
The artwork for "God From the Machine" was created by Pär Olofsson (Exodus, Immortal, Iron Fire). Check it out here:
Just For Fun
Sock Puppet Parody, well known for satirizing songs by Metallica, Slayer, and Immortal in previous sock puppet parodies, has now zeroed in on Slipknot’s "Wait and Bleed".
Says Sock Puppet Parody: "Today Socknot shows you what happens when you use socks as cleaning rags in their new single 'Wait in Bleach'".
Technical death metallers Nile have commenced recording guitars for their upcoming album set to drop this summer.
States Nile drummer George Kollias about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions: "We'll release the album around June. And we have a European tour with Suffocation in September/October, and we're talking about a U.S. tour, maybe, starting in mid-November."
Asked if the band has already a title for the new Nile CD, Kollias explains: "We're not sure yet, so I can't really tell. But if the one we have right now. I mean, we have a title, but, seriously, it's not the final one. But if that's the final one - I mean, if this is gonna be the title - it's one of our songs which is the most difficult song I've ever played in my life. Like, seriously, it's so hard to play. We were working on this song for 3 days. This has never happened with Nile - working on one song for 3 days. It's never happened. It's a song that, if you're a drummer, and you wanna play it, or a guitar player as well, you're gonna have troubles. It's not that long. I think it's around 6 minutes or something. But it's crazy. Totally crazy." More...
Revocation's David Davidson teamed up once again with Guitarworld for an instructional video titled "How I Employ Dissonance In 'Labyrinth of Eyes'".
Check out the new lesson below.
Orange County's, CA grindcore outfit Phobia is streaming a live-drumcam clip showing Bryan Fajardo blasting through the song "Contradiction/Submission Hold".
Check out now the clip below (courtesy of sickdrummermagazine).
Chicago death metal and deathcore outfit Oceano will release its new studio album "Ascendants" on March 24th via Earache Records. In anticipation of the new album the band offers an album preview clip below.
Explains front man Adam Warren: "This album is an evolution of our brand of heaviness. It is our most focused release ever and contains a concept that elevates the band onto a higher plane. I want every Oceano fan old and new to be launched into an altered state and immerse themselves into discovering what 'Ascendants' is all about."