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The exploratory tech metal ambassadors in Gigan will take to the streets this May for another rash of live rituals.
Scheduled to initiate on May 2nd in Wisconsin, the "Ceremonies And Hallucinations" tour will wind through twenty metropolises. As a bonus, the Chicago show will feature a full liquid light show and Super 8 visual accompaniment, manifesting the ultimate live Gigan experience.
Additionally, the tour will include special guests on both coasts, specifically Transylvanian eclectic metal sorcerers, Negura Bunget, in both Santa Ana and Las Vegas, as well as Mike Browning's iconic Nocturnus A.D. in Tampa.
Relays guitarist Eric Hersemann: "Gigan is excited to start our 2014 with the Ceremonies And Hallucinations US Tour as we will be hitting many of the cities we missed last year and we are looking forward to seeing all of you! The Ritualistic Projection Tour 2013 was a stellar time and this tour will be even better! Come out and transcend the norm!"
Gigan released the "Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super Science" full-length last year via Willowtip Records. More...
Forever Plagued Records has set April 7th as the release date for Septuagint's debut MCD, "Negative Void Trinity." The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Another prospective band from the fertile Greek black metal scene, Septuagint play a fast black metal style that knows when to pace itself - not much different from some bands under the moniker of orthodox BM, but with their own Mediterranean flair.
"Lyrically, Septuagint are very religious, but the duo also distance themselves, to a certain degree, from being absorbed completely in any particular theological train of thought.
"Since 2006, Codex has been trying to compile his work to no avail. It's taken seven years to get all his work together for their debut EP, Negative Void Trinity, which is being proudly released by Forever Plauged. Highly recommended to anyone who is following the Greek scene, firstly, then of course, bands like of Aosoth, Ascension, Avichi, Acherontas, Nightbringer, etc."
The track listing is:
1. Devotion To The Plague Redeemer
2. Psalm I
3. Psalm IV
4. Psalm II
5. Psalm III More...
Winger's first new album in five years, 'Better Days Comin', is slated for release in April and the album's first video for the single "Rat Race" is now upon us. More...
Cleveland's Affiance is excited to continue to tour the U.S. with I The Breather, with the new trek kicking off May 1st. The band just wrapped up a full U.S. tour with Protest The Hero and is currently on the road with Close Your Eyes.
Upcoming tour dates are available below. Affiance will be performing in support of latest album "The Campaign," and you can also check out the music video for "We The Machines" after the jump.
Affiance w/ Close Your Eyes:
3/06 @ Inside-Out Venue - Troutville, VA
3/07 @ Club Relevant - Virginia Beach, VA
3/10 @ Tomcats West - Fort Worth, TX
3/11 @ Walters - Houston, TX
3/12 @ The White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
3/16 @ Q Bar - Darien, IL More...
In the wake of a run of U.K. shows and the release of new single "Me and Mary Jane," Black Stone Cherry has now revealed the artwork for upcoming album "Magic Mountain." The band comments:
"We thought the cover needed to be as cool as the vibe of the music on this record. This was created with a great photo taken by Ash Newell and the art direction and minds of the four of us! We literally designed this on the road! Take a trip up Magic Mountain, baby!"
The band's upcoming new full-length "Magic Mountain" is due for release on May 6th, 2014. More...
Southern Lord today confirms the impending release of "The Living Ever Mourn," the debut LP from Portland-based group Nightfell. The label comments:
"Nightfell unites Portland, Oregon musicians Todd Burdette and Tim Call. Recorded and mixed at Red Lantern Studios by Evan 'Maus' Mersky, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, The Living Ever Mourn is the debut full-length born of this union of notable extreme music perpetrators, rending over forty minutes of purely epic metal, bridging morose heaviness with melodic destruction.
"Envisioned and executed in a period of grief, delirium and loss of life, the atmosphere and lyrics mirror the ensuing emptiness while simultaneously embracing the dichotomous power in the unwavering and eternal force of Death. At times the album embodies the guttural, bleak essence Burdette's musical endeavors have innovated since the mid-90s, while other segments undoubtedly breathe with the murky, crushing, Northwestern oppression Call has been associated with.
"The entire album channels unrest through its organic delivery, at times integrating choral mantras, noise-infused ambience and thundering death marches, all combining into an a brutalizing opus that defies debilitating genre tags.
"While the final street dates are still being confirmed, The Living Ever Mourn will arrive sometime in May 2014, with Southern Lord handling the CD and digital versions, while Southern Lord and Parasitic will co-release the massive vinyl version. Stand by for transmissions on the album's official release dates as well as music from the LP and more to be issued in the near future."
The track listing for "The Living Ever Mourn" is as follows:
1. The Last Disease
3. I Am Decay
4. Empty Prayers
5. The Hollowing
7. Altars To Wrath
8. Funeral Dirge
Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Richmond, Virginia hardcore thrash group Iron Reagan.
Consisting of current and former members of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, Darkest Hour, Mammoth Grinder, Suppression and more, Iron Reagan formed in 2012 and consists of vocalist Tony Foresta, guitarists Phil Hall and Mark Bronzino, bassist Rob Skotis and drummer Ryan Parrish.
Iron Reagan is currently in the midst of recording a sophomore full-length with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze Of Torment Studios in the band's hometown of Richmond and will be self-producing the record before sending it off to Converge's Kurt Ballou to be mixed. A Fall release is expected.
Tony Foresta comments on the signing and the new tunes brewing: "I've wanted to work with Relapse for years. Their reputation of releasing so much great underground music speaks for itself. We are all extremely excited about signing with Relapse and putting out this rager of an upcoming record. Having Kurt Ballou on board mixing is just the icing on the cake. We are about 75% done tracking the record here with Phil in Richmond and between this and the rad tours we have coming up, it's looking to be a very exciting year. I couldn't think of a better label to put this record out on and am really looking forward to a long future with Relapse."
You can also see Iron Reagan live: More...
Chicago's high-energy rock outfit High Spirits today premieres new track "The Last Night," which is available below thanks to Stereogum.com.
The track hails from High Spirits' second album, "You Are Here," set for North American release on May 13th via Hells Headbangers. The track listing is as follows:
1. When the Lights Go Down
2. I Need Your Love
3. One Thousand Nights
4. Reminding You of Me
5. The Last Night
6. Can You Hear Me
7. Gone to Pieces
8. I Will Run
9. High Spirits
In other High Spirits news, the band will be hitting the road next month, playing a clutch of shows across the Midwest, Northeast, and Canada. Dates for the We Were There tour can be found after the jump. More...
As New York City black/death metal quintet Grey Skies Fallen prepares to release new LP "The Many Sides of Truth" late this April, the band today unleashes the album's opening track, "Ritual Of The Exiter." Check out the track below, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com.
Grey Skies Fallen will, as with the band's five previous studio works, independently release "The Many Sides of Truth" on multiple formats this coming April 29th. Pre-orders are now available at this location. The tracklisting for "The Many Sides of Truth" is as follows:
1. Ritual of the Exiter
2. Unroot Transparent Being
3. The Flame
4. Of the Ancients
5. Isolation Point
6. End of My Rope
7. Winter Hand More...
Crucial Blast has inked a deal with Cloak of Altering for the project's third full-length exploration into sonic depravity, "Plague Beasts." The following press release was also issued about Cloak Of Altering:
"The name of Dutch avant-metal madman Mories -- a.k.a. Maurice de Jong -- runs rampant throughout the experimental tip of the black/industrial metal underground, Cloak of Altering just one of the artist's solo and collaborative acts/monikers, joining Seirom, Aderlating, Mors Sonat, De Magia Veterum and others, most notably his notorious blackened industrial/orchestral doom outfit, Gnaw Their Tongues.
"With Cloak of Altering, a project that Mories started in 2011 as a continuation of his earlier black metal band Ophiuchus, the artist's fascination with the early symphonic black metal of In the Nightside Eclipse-era Emperor and Arcturus's early efforts, as well as the more fiendish and fractured forms of industrial black metal as practiced by the likes of Dødheimsgard are much more apparent, each moving deeper into stranger and more mutated realms of electronically-damaged symphonic black metal. More...
Swedish hard rock/heavy metal outfit Crucified Barbara has signed a recording and publishing deal with Sweden's Despotz Records.
The band is currently in the studio working on a fourth studio album, the follow-up to 2012's, "The Midnight Chase," which is due out this August.
"The signing of Crucified Barbara fits perfectly in line with our strategy and goal to be a choice for Sweden's biggest rock bands, where they can work closely with a local Stockholm-based music company on a global basis with an international PR and distribution network," said Ömer Akay, Despotz Records co-founder and partner. "We are incredibly proud that these wonderfully gifted musicians chose to sign with Despotz."
The band added, "We have more energy and take a much clearer position than ever before, and the result has been so far our absolute best, hardest and most important album. We are super excited to have signed with Despotz; the album of the year deserves a fantastic record label."
Crucified Barbara formed in 1998 in Stockholm, Sweden with punk as a first inspiration, which can still be found as a presence today. However, throughout the years the quartet has evolved towards a harder, heavier and more contrast-filled rock sound, mixing elements of thrash, sleaze and hard rock.
Over the course of its 15-plus year existence, Crucified Barbara has toured alongside and supported such acclaimed acts as In Flames, Sepultura, Motorhead, Backyard Babies, Doro and more, while touring extensively across Europe. The band has also visited Russia, Australia and both South and North America. More...
Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Firewind mastermind Gus G. has launched a video clip for "I Am The Fire," taken from his upcoming solo album debut of the same name, due out March 17th in Europe and March 18th in North America through Century Media Records.
The video was produced by Patric Ullaeus / Revolver.se and can be viewed in the player below, courtesy of Guitar World.com. Gus G. comments:
"Hey everybody! Check out the brand new video for 'I Am The Fire'! Filmed both in Sweden and the US, this is a very different performance clip from anything else I've done in the past. Devour the Day are some of the most creative musicians I've ever worked with, and Patric Ullaeus gave a very cinematic approach to the clip. I hope you dig this! Enjoy!"
Devour the Day, which teamed up with Gus G. on the track, also comments: "We are so honored to be a part of such a diverse and incredible record! 'I Am The Fire' was an opportunity to bring so many influences and styles together with an open minded approach lyrically. 'I Am The Fire' is from the perspective of passion itself and I love that. It drives us all." More...
Montreal, QC's progressive rock / metal band Mire is offering latest track "Tyrannicide" for free download, taken from the upcoming album "Inward/Outward" set for release on March 18th. Stream the track below or download it over at Bandcamp here.
Vcalist JP LaChapelle comments: "Implied by the name, 'Tyrannicide' is about exterminating the tyrant that rules you. Be it a cruel lover, an autocratic leader or dictatorial boss; the essence of Rock should liberate you to choose freedom and independence over indoctrination. Break out of your borders and blast past the bounds; burn the limitless fuel of your livelihood and beat your wings to fly. Earn your Name. Go Kill The Tyrant."
Two years in the making, "Inward/Outward" is a 10 track reflection of ideas flying every which way around the recording studio, ranging from cognitive science to a military stint in Afghanistan by guitarist Dave Massicotte.
“We created this with our guts and have dared to explore a less common style of metal where the music is less obvious and sometimes requires the individual to have more than one listen before being able to grasp and really appreciate every musical element,” says guitarist Massicotte of the album. “From big chunky guitar to light piano melody, every song will take you on a different journey and set of emotions." More...
The artwork for "New Southern," the upcoming debut album by Oklahoma natives Anti-Mortem, has been revealed today. The artwork was created by Brent Elliott White (Death Angel, Job For A Cowboy, Trivium).
"New Southern" will be released in physical & digital formats on April 15th in Europe, April 28th in the U.K., and April 29th in North America via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, with pre-orders available at this location.
The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Bob Marlette, and the track listing is as follows: More...
Iron Bonehead Productions has set April 21st as the international release date for Skelethal's "Deathmanicvs Revelation." The label also issued the following announcement:
"Skelethal's debut MLP, Deathmanicvs Revelation says everything it needs to in its title: absolute DEATH WORSHIP, wielding the metal of death like a scythe, an axe, and blunt hammer simultaneously, all in obeisance to occult forces beyond the mien of man.
"At 22 lean, licentious minutes, Deathmanicvs Revelation allows this French duo to gallop forth into - and beyond - the realms of death, utilizing a morbid, miasmic thrust and an execution that sounds utterly possessed.
"Despite their young years, Skelethal are well learned in the ancient ways of death metal, and the resultant sound across Deathmanicvs Revelation is not so much 'old school' nor 'retro' as it is simply respectful of its traditions, adding their own hideous flair to the form."
The track listing is as follows:
2. Macabre Oblivion
4. Deathmanicus Revelations
5. Curse Of The Neverending
6. Death Returns
7. A Violation Of Something Sacred More...
Oslo-based technical metal outfit Insense has confirmed “De:Evolution” as the title for the band's new album, set for release on May 23rd via Mas-Kina Recordings/Indie Recordings.
Produced by guitarist/vocalist Tommy Hjelm and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand at Dugout Studio in Uppsala, Sweden, “De:Evolution” follows-up the band’s fourth full-length album “Burn In Beautiful Fire."
The album artwork was created by Ryan Clark of Invisible Creature, whose previous credits include Foo Fighters, Mnemic, Norma Jean, and The Chariot. Vocalist and guitar player Tommy Hjelm comments on the release:
“This album feels like a continuation of the trend we started with 2007’s The Silent Epidemic. I think we’ve managed to infuse more intelligence in our song writing, while still retaining the desperation and aggression from our early releases. No tricks, just good ol’ songwriting."
The track listing is as follows:
01. Part I- Conception
05. What Life
06. I Tried To Be
07. Part II- Undoers Arise
08. Lack Of Progress
09. Sick Is The Will
10. Part III- An Endless Series
12. Some Holy Thing
13. Procreational Ill
14. Part IV- Adoption More...
Khroma is gearing up to release new album "Collapse" and head out on a European tour. Inverse Records also issued the following statement about the coming activity:
"Not many groups can say they have done three European tours as well as played large festivals such as Finland's legendary Tuska Open Air before even putting out an album. Finnish electro-metal quintet Khroma has done just that, and now its debut album finally sees the light of day.
"On the album, titled 'Collapse,' Khroma combines darkstep and electro groove with brutal metal riffs and the result is something you haven't quite heard ever before. 'Collapse' will be released on March 28th in collaboration with Inverse Records.
"As a result of the group's untiring touring efforts Khroma has become a hard-as-a-rock, one-of-a-kind live act, whose dark energy can't be described - it has to be witnessed. The band's European fans will get a chance soon enough, as the band will embark on an European tour in support of 'Collapse.'" More...
Rise Records has announced the signing of Atlanta based outfit Nightmares. The five piece has also released a provocative new video for the track "In the Mouth of Madness," featuring Tyler Carter from Issues, and is set to release a debut album later this year.
"We're thrilled to be joining the Rise Records family!" says frontman Carter Hardin. "We've been working hard on our debut over the past year and are looking forward to taking this next step. Thank you to all who have been there from the start and this is still just the beginning."
Nightmares recorded the upcoming debut album over the course of a full year with Drew Fulk at Think Sound Studios in Greensboro, North Carolina. The band also brought in producer and engineer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice and Men, Asking Alexandria) to mix the album at House of Loud in Elmwood Park NJ. More...
On April 25th, Belgian symphonic power metal act Nightqueen will release the sophomore full length album "Revolution," the follow up to the 2012 album "For the Queen and Metal." A promo clip featuring snippets of the title track and other tracks on the album can be heard below.
"Revolution" was produced by Jan Neme and executive producers Carolina Guilini and Wim Coryn. Check out the preview clip here:
After releasing a music video for "Riot of the Pariah," Moldova metal outfit Tons Of Powder is now streaming the full "To Destination" album online.
"To Destination" was recorded and mixed in January, 2014 at Must Music Studio and released on March 1st. Check out the full album stream in the player below. More...
In honor of the upcoming Brainsqueeze II Fest, the Oakland-based Tankcrimes Records is pleased to offer up the "Have You Seen My Mind" compilation.
A FREE for all free-for-all, the mammoth collection features an exclusive re-recording of Municipal Waste's "Insurance Fraud" from the band's split with Crucial Unit, new hymns from The Shrine and Fucked Up, a remastered version of Final Conflict's "Crucifixion," a bonus tune from Obsessor, sexy numbers from Ghoul, Iron Reagan, BAT, Cannabis Corpse, a bonus bonus track for downloaders and more.
Melbourne thrash grind unit King Parrot will be leveling North America on a near-six-week run of live assaults.
As the tour kicks off in Ventura, California this Friday, the band will ravage its way through nearly three dozen cities including an appearance at this year's Tone Deaf Touring Showcase at SXSW. Shouts the band simply: "Raw, extreme and right over the top! Australia's King Parrot embark on their first North American Tour starting this week! Be there."
King Parrot will be touring in support of the "Bite Your Head Off" full-length released via Candlelight Records last year. More...
2013 was an eventful year for Dew-Scented, as the band released the special anniversary compilation “Insurgent,” toured Europe with Testament in April, played several festival events and then finished off by touring Europe again with Death Angel. Now the band is working on an upcoming album, checking in with the following update:
“2014 is scheduled to be a quieter year, since we are focusing on writing the follow-up album to 2012’s 'Icarus' release. We have gathered about eight really strong songs so far and are currently working on a couple more.
"The material is as relentless as you would expect it from Dew-Scented, but also shows different new elements in the mix, since everyone (Marvin, Rory, Joost and Koen) is bringing in ideas and writing contributions this time.
"As things look right now, we should be ready to start recordings around summer and are aiming at an early 2015 release date for the album. More news about that soon…
"In the meantime, Dew-Scented will obviously also be playing some selected live-dates throughout 2014: First off, we are heading to Japan together with our Metal Blade labelmates The Black Dahlia Murder and Fleshgod Apocalypse in April. This is the third time for us to visit Japan and a first since 2005’s Extreme The Dojo dates with High On Fire and Misery Signals. We truly look forward to meeting our faithful thrash brothers and sisters over there soon. It’s been too long! See a trailer clip by TBDM below. More...
Nocturnal Breed's new album "Napalm Nights" will hit stores on March 11th in Europe and March 18th in North America via Agonia Records.
Today the band has released the new full-length online for streaming in its entirety. Check out all the tracks in the SoundCloud player below, courtesy of Metalhammer.
Fu Manchu has checked in with the following update about finishing work on a new album:
"We are mixing the new Fu Manchu record now. It will be out May 1st. More info on the record and tour dates soon. We are half way done mailing out the 'No One Rides For Free' reissue LP's as well. Overseas order going out now and the rest of the USA orders should be out by Monday / Tuesday."
This will be the band's first new album release since 2009's "Signs of Infinite Power" and will be released on the band's own At The Dojo label, coinciding with a full month long U.S tour with Europe and the rest of the world to follow, all leading up to the group's 25th anniversary in 2015.
Italian death metal outfit Hour Of Penance has announced the band's new album will be titled "Regicide" and is set for release on May 13th in North America (May 12th in UK/EU, May 16th in Germany) via Prosthetic Records.
Guitarist Paolo Pieri commented: "'Regicide' revolves around the themes of destruction and rebirth and the killing of the king -- be he your own fears, prejudices or dogmas that you build inside yourself to cope with reality. Only by letting go of those illusions and tearing down the walls of ignorance and fear that society, religion and every form of dysfunctional authority you interjected during your life, can you start to rebuild your own path as a free man that has no need for a king."
You can also catch the band live:
3/8 Trondheim, NO - Trondheim Metal Fest
4/25 Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
4/26 Glasgow, UK - Stereo
4/27 Liverpool, UK - Lomax
4/28 Leeds, UK - The Library
4/30 Bristol, UK - The Exchange
5/1 London, UK - The Black Heart
5/3 Tilburg, NL - Neurotic Deathfest 2014
5/17 Trezzo Sull’adda Mi, IT - Metalitalia.comFestival
9/7 Valletta, MT - Malta Death FEST
Bleeding Fist today premieres the new track "Brotherhood of Chaos and Death," available in the player below courtesy of CvltNation.com.
The track hails from Bleeding Fist's new compilation, "Death's Old Stench," released this week by Moribund Records. Subtitled "The Deathcult Sessions," with "Death's Old Stench," the Slovenian chaos black metallers open up their crypt to reveal an arsenal of unreleased songs from 2011-2013. The track listing is as follows:
1. Angel Negro (Intro)
2. Holy Saint of Death
3. Brotherhood Of Chaos And Death
4. Revelation Of Degenesis
5. The Veiled Crowned Queen
6. De La Muerte (Intermezzo)
8. Death Almighty Death
9. Blackened Illumination
10. Tweens Of Darkness And Evil
11. Cursed Blood
12. Prelude To The Total Death 266 (Outro) More...
Swedish outfit The Gardnerz is officially parting ways with vocalist Niclas Ankarbranth. The band comments:
"We are sad to announce that our singer, Niclas Ankarbranth, has decided to step down. Niclas cited lack of time has his reason to leave and we are sad to see him go but we feel that there is no point on dwelling too much on this issue as Niclas is still a good friend and there is now hard feelings what so ever.
"We think Niclas wrote it very well himself in the statement he sent us:
Yo dudes, hope all is well with you guys. Unfortunately this mail is not all of joy as I have some bad news for you. Last year was a year filled with stress in my life. I did not always do what was best for me and carried too much on my shoulders and that took its toll on me. And this is something I had to learn from so 2014 is a year I have a lot of things going on in my private life as well and this means I have to prioritize differently in my life. So with sorrow in my heart I have to resign as the vocalist in the band.
I have already talked with Wilhelm about this matter and I tell you guys as I told him. I have a lot of respect for you all, not only as musicians but also as individuals so I want to be straight with you about this as I do not resign because of any musical differences or grudges against anything. I assure you, it's because I have to prioritize differently from this time forward.More...
Minnesota outfit Noble Beast is gearing up to take the power metal worm by storm and drop a self-titled album via Tridoid Records on March 22nd, 2014.
Ahead of the official release, today we bring you an exclusive premiere of the album's opening track "Iron-Clad Angels."
Give it a listen below, or find more info on the band at the Noble Beast Facebook profile here.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Iron-Clad Angels
2. Behold the Face of Your Enemy
3. Master of Depravity
4. The Dragon Reborn
5. We Burn
6. The Noble Beast
7. Peeling Back the Veil
8. Disintegrating Force
9. On Wings of Steel
10. Nothing to Repent
Tridoid Records also comments on the band's sound:
"Noble Beast is a power metal band dealing in the sort of epic, sweeping anthems pioneered by bands like Helloween, Blind Guardian, and Iced Earth. Hailing from the icy wastes of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Noble Beast serves to bridge the gap between the melodic, hook-laden style of European power-metal and the heavy, riff-driven approach of US power-metal.
"Songs like 'Behold the Face of Your Enemy,' 'We Burn,' and 'Peeling Back the Veil' are propelled by huge riffs, soaring harmonies, blazing solos, and massive choruses. There's even some thrash and black metal influence that works its way into incendiary speedsters like Iron-Clad Angels and Disintegrating Force.
"Lead by the powerful vocals of front-man Sir Robert and supported by lead guitarist Matt Hodsdon, bassist Drew Sutphen, and Steve Bergquist on drums, Noble Beast are ready to crack through the frozen Minnesota tundra and scorch the earth with their brand of molten metal. Be prepared, America!" More...
Spanish symphonic metal act Diabulus In Musica premiered the new music video "Inner Force" over at Metal Insider at this location (also showing in the player below). The song appears on the band's upcoming new album "Argia" which drops on April 8th in North America via Napalm Records.
Vocalist Zuberoa Aznárez commented on the song: “‘Inner Force’ talks about the two sides of the human being and about how we can turn negativity into positive strength. To express this idea in the video, we needed to show two very different characterizations and sceneries: a dark, tight and small place to express that negativity we all sometimes have in our minds; and then an open and lighter one to represent mind freedom and renewal. This is also related with the cover of Argia and the general concept in the album: rebirth after the sinking.”
Mikel Larequi directed the video and Manuel Toro was in charge of the photography direction. The video was recorded in two different locations. The first locale is a bunker hidden inside the mountains of the Navarrese Pirinées. Franco obliged to build a lot in the border just after the Spanish civil war and the 2nd World War because he was afraid of an invasion by the Allies, but (fortunately) they were never used. The second place is a beautiful beach of stone surrounded by cliffs in Bizkaia (Basque country). More...
Swedish power metal act Sabaton posted the first chapter in a new video series "The Story of Heroes" - showcasing the behind the scenes of the making of the new album "Heroes," the first studio release by the band since the now famous schism, which saw four members of the band depart and form Civil War.
Heroes is set for release on May 16th via Nuclear Blast. The track list is:
1. Night Witches
2. No Bullets Fly
3. Smoking Snakes
4. Inmate 4859
5. To Hell And Back
6. The Ballad of Bull
7. Resist And Bite
8. Soldier of 3 Armies
9. Far From The Fame
10. Hearts of Iron
Check out the clip here: More...
Dutch symphonic metal act Delain premiered a lyric video for the new track "Your Body is a Battleground" over at Revolver's website at this location (also in the player below).
The song appears on the upcoming new release "The Human Condition," which is set for release via Napalm Records on April 8th in North America. The track list is:
1. Here Come the Vultures
2. Your Body is a Battleground
4. My Masquerade
5. Tell Me, Mechanist
6. Sing to Me
7. Army of Dolls
9. The Tragedy of the Commons
Check out the lyric video here: More...
U.K. death metal act Ancient Ascendant is streaming the new track "Patterns of Bane." The track appears on the upcoming new release "Echoes and Cinder," which is set to drop on March 24th via Candlelight Records. The album marks the band's second album and first for Candlelight.
The track list for "Echoes and Cinder" is:
1. Crones to the Flames
2. Patterns of Bane
4. Fuelling the Flare
6. To Break the Binds
7. The Toll of Mourning
8. Caged in the Tunnels of Time More...
Finnish thrashers Lost Society released a second part of the track-by-track video series on the band's upcoming sophomore effort "Terror Hungry." The album drops on April 1, 2014 (US), April 4, 2014 (EU) and April 7, 2014 (UK) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The track list for the album is:
2. Game Over
4. Lethal Pleasure
5. Terror Hungry
6. Snowroad Blowout
7. Tyrant Takeover
8. Overdosed Brain
9. Thrashed Reality
11. Brewtal Awakening
12. Mosh It Up
13. Wasted After Midnight
14. You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll (Twisted Sister Cover) (Bonus Track)
Check out the clip here: More...
U.S. progressive metal act Thought Chamber released a new music video for the track "Transcend." The song appears on the band's latest album "Psykerion: The Question," which is available now via InsideOutMusic.
"The making of the 'Transcend' video confirmed my belief that TC will be a musical force to be reckoned with in 2014," says Thought Chamber co-founder, guitarist/composer Michael Harris. "It was the first time we were actually all in the same room together and it felt great. We wanted a no frills video showing us performing our 10 minute epic and finally giving our fans a true visual of the group. This video is truly all about the music. Chris Bowers did a great job capturing the vibe we wanted and editing the video."
In related news, Thought Chamber will soon be debuting as a live-act by performing at the prestigious ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, September 10-14, 2014 alongside label mates Pain of Salvation and Leprous, Stratovarius, Jon Oliva's Pain, Pagan's Mind and a host of other international prog mega bands. ProgPower USA is already officially sold out.
Check out "Transcend" here: More...