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Last updated on March 11, 2014 at 3:49 PM ET
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16 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Moldova-based progressive metal outfit Chordewa released debut album "Recast Gear for the Mindcraft Course" in January, and now the album is available online for streaming in full. Check it out below, and the track listing is as follows:
01. Psyche in the Shell
02. Mindcraft Course
03. The Spiral
05. My Abstract Kinetic
06. Agonist More...
Legendary doom metal icons Saint Vitus are pleased to announce a very special run of live rituals to celebrate their astounding thirty-fifth anniversary.
Sponsored by Scion AV, the tour will commence on May 8th in Albuquerque and wind its way through fifteen cities, coming to a close on May 25th in Dallas. The band will be performing the planet-rumbling "Born Too Late" album -- the first Saint Vitus outing to feature the imperious voice of Scott "Wino" Weinrich -- in its entirety alongside other renowned Vitus hymns.
The band will be joined by Portland stoner rock power trio Sons Of Huns, supporting the recently released "Banishment Ritual" full-length on EasyRider Records. Comments the band of this coveted spot on the tour, "We can't be any more stoked to support one of the finest purveyors of doom and crush many cities in our wake!" More...
Today, Rhode Island doom conjurors Pilgrim hurl forth "Void Worship," the latest carol off the band's forthcoming new long player, "II: Void Worship." Check it out below, courtesy of Invisible Oranges.
Recorded at Moonlight Mile Recording by audio wizard Mike Moebius and centered on tales of swords and sorcery, death, doom and widespread obliteration, "II: Void Worship" finds Pilgrim exploring new paths.
Norwegian hardcore band Barren Womb has officially released debut album "The Sun’s Not Yellow, It’s Chicken" today via Spartan Records.
Today you can stream the full album online in the player below, courtesy of Metal Injection. With comparisons to both Refused and Kvelertak, Barren Womb is stirring up a deafening buzz with this provocative and controversial new record that holds nothing back.
Featuring tracks like “Evil prevails,” “Kill Hicks,” and “Will you be God’s art or Satan’s graffiti?,” the band's debut is an aggressive yet bleak record with bold truths about the downfall of society as a result of greed and corruption. More...
Megadeth, Motörhead, and Anthrax will perform at the first annual Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise on board the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22nd - 26th, 2014.
In addition to these three giants, “The Loudest Boat In The World” will also feature performances from Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson, and some big surprises, with more bands to be announced soon.
Motörhead’s Motörboat will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. While on board, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.
Tickets for Motörhead’s Motörboat go on sale Tuesday, March 18th at Noon ET. The event website will launch later this week with full details and cabin pricing.
Motörhead founder Lemmy Kilmister proclaims: "This will be everything you've come to expect from a night out with us, except even louder, with more great bands and no way of escaping! If you thought waves could rock a boat, you've got another thing coming with this lovely little outing!" More...
Killgasm will release "A Stab In The Heart Of Christ" this coming May 27th via Moribund Records. The track listing and artwork are available below, and the band also comments:
"Moribund Cult has been one of our favorite labels for well over a decade now, and we are honored to have our upcoming releases be under same banner that has released such influential bands as Grand Belial's Key, Archgoat, Judas Iscariot, Sargeist, Arghoslent, Craft, Leviathan, Arckanum, Fornicator, Drawn and Quartered, Bahimiron, Thy Infernal, Meat Shits, Satan's Host, Azaghal, Dodsferd, Xasthur, Horna, Old Wainds, Nocturnal Fear, Behexen, and Winter of Apokalypse among countless others!
"From the very inception of this project, we felt Moribund would be the ideal label for us, as they do not in any way censor their artists and no subject matter is taboo for them. And above all else, Moribund Cult is notorious for releasing only the most evil, hateful, disgusting and perverted black metal and filth grind, which are the very aesthetics this band was built upon."
1. Black Grinding Terror (1:42)
2. Revenge of the Panzergoat (2:28)
3. Planet Earth Mass Grave (4:20)
4. The Smell of Stolen Innocence (4:07)
5. Cold, Dead and Spread (3:13)
6. High on Church Fumes (1:37)
7. A Stab in the Heart of Christ (6:11)
8. Fisting Your Faith (5:27)
9. Miserable Existence (4:16)
10. Humanity in Ashes (5:36) More...
"Rock The Evil," the new video from the Italy-based stoner / heavy metal act Circle of Witches, is now available online and can be seen below.
The song is taken from the band's full-length album of the same title, which was released on February 15th via Metal Tank Records.
The CD was recorded at MP Studio in Poland and produced by Bart Gabriel (Sacred Steel, Crystal Vaiper) and sound engineer Mariusz Pietka (Lonewolf, Sabaton). The cover and additional artwork was created by Nikos Markogiannakis (Rotting Christ). The track listing is as follows:
1. Rock The Evil
2. Going To Church
3. Pulling The Trigger
4. The Punishing
6. The Crimson Witch
7. Southern Wolves Strike Again (Lycans Are Back!)
8. Pussy Juice 9-snakes’old Man
10. Holy Man’s Girlfriend More...
Thomas Giles - the solo project from Between The Buried and Me's Tommy Giles Rogers - is now working on a new album and follow-up to 2010's "Pulse" (reviewed here). The project's mastermind comments:
"Hello people of the Earth. This is Tommy and I wanted to give you an update on some projects of mine.
"I’m currently writing another Thomas Giles record. The record will be called Modern Noise and will be out later this year on Metal Blade Records. I'll be in the studio with Jamie King in July and his magic will be present as always. I am also getting BTBAM’s first drummer, Will Goodyear to play drums on the record. He is a very talented man and I can't wait to see what he adds to the songs.
"I have also finished my first score for a movie titled Dutch Book and it will be released hopefully by the end of the year. More updates soon on that.
"I will not bombard BTBAM’s sites with news, so if you want to keep up with everything please like my Facebook page.
"Tour is going great and the band and myself are very excited to film our new DVD for all of you later this month. See you on the stage/in your ears." More...
Footage has been posted online, courtesy of YouTube user unARTigNYC, of bizarro band Vampillia's full set at The Silent Barn in Brooklyn, NY on March 8th. Check it out below, and you can also see the group live on these dates:
Mar 12 The Hideout - SXSW Showcase (USA)
Mar 13 The Grackle - SXSW Japan Preview (USA)
Mar 16 Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY (USA)
Mar 17 Ruby Tuesday Live - Columbus (USA)
Mar 18 Double Door - Chicago (USA)
Mar 21 Athens Slingshot Festival - Athens (USA)
Mar 22 Backstage Bar & Billiards - Las Vegas (USA)
Mar 23 Til-Two Club - San Diego (USA)
Mar 24 The Independant - San Francisco (USA)
Apr 13 Shibuya Duo - Tokyo, Japan w/Alcest
Apr 14 Club Upset - Nagoya w/Alcest
Apr 16 Club Quattro - Hiroshima, Japan w/Alcest
Apr 19 Conpass - Osaka, Japan w/Alcest More...
Cult Irish metal band Primordial has premiered a rendition of the 1966 track "Dark Horse on the Wind." Check it out below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com, and the following press release was also issued about the track:
"'Dark Horse on the Wind' was originally written by late Irish musician Liam Weldon in 1966, and laments the lost dreams of the Irish Volunteers of the controversial 1916 Easter Rising.
"Upon its original release, the song was a searing indictment of society in post-independence Ireland, and a warning of the political troubles yet to come. The original Weldon version is a staple of the long-running band's live performance, as Primordial uses it as their introduction to every performance.
"Primordial's rendition of the track is taken from the forthcoming compilation ‘One And All, Together, For Home.’ ‘One And All, Together, For Home’ was assembled by Drudkh main-man Roman Sayenko, and brings together a group of renowned European metal bands to pay homage their distinct, unique heritages. Each band employs their own means to find and present their respective cultural roots to the world via song.
"The eight appearing artists contribute a total of 17 tracks in the form of traditional song interpretations, cover versions of folk artists, or the use of themes and melodies from their musical heritages in original compositions. The tracks found in ‘One And All, Together, For Home’ are available exclusively on this compilation." More...
Black metal cult Tortorum is streaming the entirety of brand new album, "Katabasis," out now via W.T.C. Productions internationally. Check it out below, courtesy of Terrorizer magazine's website. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Following on from their celebrated Extinctionist debut, Tortorum waste little time in upping the ante for inventive, widescreen black metal orthodoxy with Katabasis. The pan-international trio's second album, Katabasis is unremittingly dark yet colored with shades of texture generally beyond the purest-of-the-pure hordes: Tortorum strike deep into the burning heart of black metal whilst exhibiting dazzling 'n' daring compositional prowess.
"Each song is an epic in its own right, and a cursory scan of the album's song titles - 'In Nameless NonBeing,' 'Into the Sixth Coil,' and penultimate closer 'Beyond The Earth And Air And Sun' - reveal that the band's lyricism is as deadly committed to transcendence as their multi-hued music. The black sun rises, and it shines upon Tortorum..." More...
Amaranthe - the modern metal sextet from Gothenburg, Sweden - has confirmed an autumn 2014 release date for a new studio album via Spinefarm Records.
As yet untitled, this latest outing will be the follow-up to 2011's self-titled release and 2013's "The Nexus." Guitarist Olof Morck comments:
"2014 will indeed see the release of the next Amaranthe record. We don't want to reveal any details yet, apart from this album representing a big step forward for Amaranthe musically - where 'Amaranthe' and 'The Nexus' were closely connected, this new album is bolder and more different... but, of course, with the trademark Amaranthe sound throughout! See you all on tour this spring with our last 'Invincible' shows - and expect blown minds in 2014!"
Amaranthe will be on tour in Europe from March 14th - April 12th in Europe. Full details can be found at this location.
Estonian folk metallers Metsatöll have confirmed a May 27th North American release date for their new album "Karjajuht" via Spinefarm Records. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon.
Recently the band completed work on a video for the song "Külmking." Check it out below courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.
2. Lööme Mesti
3. See On See Maa
4. Must Hunt
5. Terasest Taotud Tee
7. Tôrrede Kôhtudes
8. Metslase Veri
12. Talisman More...
Forever Plagued Records has now set April 7th as the international release for Ormgard's "Ormblot." The label also comments:
"Sweden has been contributing some of the most 'evi'" black metal these days, and Forever Plagued Records felt compelled to write Orm, the dark soul behind Ormgard, and request the right to release this grandiose re-recording Ormblot on CD, originally titled Ohelgat blot.
"Someone had said that Ormblot gave resemblance to the early demo days of Emperor, and although we believe Ormgard contribute much more, through a genuinely darkened spirit, the comparison cannot be denied and fits perfectly with the vision of Forever Plagued Records.
"Ormgard practice in the dark Teutonic arts and channel through that to create some essentially great black metal music and ritual ambient. Black metal is nothing without philosophy and ideology, and Ormgard retain both with the utmost conviction and should not be taken lightly. They wish not to be bothered with ideas of a scene or any kind of socially acceptable nature relating to this art, and we feel this describes the very fundamentals of black metal. More...
Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero, who were featured in this week's edition of our Sunday Old School column, have posted a trailer online for their forthcoming album.
The video features a sample of a new song, as well as revealing the record's title to be, "Kill All Kings." You can check out the video below. The album will be the first not to feature drummer, Phil Baheux, who sadly passed away last year. His place will be taken by Stone Sour and former Soulfly drummer, Roy Mayorga. More...
Belgium's black metal traditionalists Enthroned are streaming new track "Of Shrines and Sovereigns," taken from the band's upcoming full-length album "Sovereigns."
Stream the new song today below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com., before the release hits stores on April 15th worldwide via Agonia Records. The track listing is as follows:
2. Sine Qua Non
3. Of Feathers and Flames
4. Lamp of Invisible Lights
5. Of Shrines and Sovereigns
6. The Edge of Agony
7. Divine Coagulation
8. Baal al-Maut
9. Nerxiarxin Mahathallah More...