"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Metal News for March 20, 2016

Last updated on September 20, 2017 at 1:18 PM ET

We post metal news every day, throughout the day, covering thousands of metal bands including underground and unsigned bands. You are currently browsing the news archive, but you can also find news by band.

8 news articles posted on this day.

Rotting Christ Posts Lyric Video Online

Greek black metal veterans Rotting Christ have posted a new lyric video online for the song, "For A Voice Like Thunder." You can check it out below.

The song comes from the band's most recent studio album, "Rituals," which was released on February 12th of this year and is the group's first official lyric video. The song is based on William Blake's "Poetical Sketchings" and was intended for a Dramatic Piece of King Edward the Fourth. More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

Legions Of War Releasing New EP

Legions Of War just released a medley of music from the band's impending EP release, with Inferno Records commenting:

"We're really proud to announce to you that Legions Of War are back with a surprising but nevertheless mindblowing new release! Two years after the second & awesome album 'Forced To The Ground,' the Swedes are about to return with a new EP/CD that they wanted to be a tribute to the glorious bands of the 80's heavy metal!

"This one is made of 5 covers of classics from the heavy metal genre, turned into their distinctive & particular blackened thrash metal style! Artwork & release date will be soon announced! STAY TUNED!" More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Burning Rome Posts Album Teaser

Burning Rome was formed in 2015 in Turin (Italy) was born from the ashes of the band Middle Man Theory. The band is set to release upcoming album "The New Era Begins" in April 2016 via Underground Symphony.

A teaser and lyric video for the album are available below. In further news, Burning Rome is confirmed as opening act for these upcoming U.D.O. and Anvil shows:

After recently signing to Alpha Omega Management, Burning Rome vocalist Jago commented: "This is a great period for Burning Rome, what you may call 'a great beginning'! We are proud to be part of the great Alpha Omega family and to perform our new songs live playing as supporting act for UDO!"

Burning Rome consists of:

Beppe 'Jago' Careddu - Voice
Luko - Lead guitars
Six - Rhythm guitars
Nicola 'Nic13' Baglivi - Bass guitars
Marzio Francone - Drums More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Feral Enters The Studio

Feral just revealed that the Swedish band has entered the studio to record songs for an upcoming EP, which should see a release during 2016. Vocalist David Nilsson made the following comment:

“It is too early to give any specific details, but we have entered the studio to record a couple of tracks that are intended to be released on an EP during the latter half of the year. The one thing I can say is that the material picks up right where our latest album left off, heavy as hell and aggressive, yet dynamic, death metal.”

The band released latest album “Where Dead Dreams Dwell” in May 2015 through German label Cyclone Empire. Feral 2016 consists of:

David Nilsson - Vocals
Viktor Eriksson - Bass
Markus Lindahl - Guitar
Roger Markström - Drums

0 Comments - Discuss

Column

Sunday Old School: Church Of Misery

There are some countries that bands dream about making it in. For a British band on the hunt for success, to make it in the United States has always been one of the biggest targets, and I'm told the same is true in reverse. There's another country however, where bands from all over the world want to make their name, located in the far east and the centre of many popular trends, art and spirituality, Japan. The country has always loved their heavy metal and as a result, many of metal's biggest names such as Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden have recorded live albums and DVDs there, especially at the world famous Budokan. But it's not all take, Japan has given the world some excellent metal music in return, from the good time classic heaviness of Loudness, to the avant garde and macabre of Sigh and most recently, Babymetal, perhaps the most talked about group in metal right now. There are some other fantastic bands from the country too, including today's featured band, a must have in the record collection for any doom fan, Church Of Misery.

Church Of Misery were formed in 1995 in Shinjuku, a special ward in the city of Tokyo by bass player Tatsu Mikami, who was formerly a member of one of Japan's leading thrash bands, Salem (not to be confused with the Israeli group.) A fan late sixties/early seventies rock and psychedelic bands like Leaf Hound and Blue Oyster Cult, along with the likes of Black Sabbath and Saint Vitus, he wanted to put together his own outfit that would reflect these influences and soon found three partners in crime in guitarist Tomohiro Nishimura, vocalist Kazuhiro Asaeda and drummer Hideki Shimizu. The quartet would record their first demo, "ADV.1996" the following year and sent it out to labels, fanzines and friends across the world, before a company called Doom Records released the recording as "Vol. 1" without the band's permission, resulting naturally in complaints and the threat of legal action, but also in awareness and popularity for the band in doom metal circles. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Yliaster Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Yliaster - a new project formed by musician/vocalist Marcel Polit in partnership with drummer Dariusz "Daray" Brzozowski (Vesania, Dimmu Borgir, ex-Vader) - premieres the pre-release full-album stream of its upcoming new album "Soliloquy", which will be out in stores later this month.

Check out now "Soliloquy" in its entirety below.

0 Comments - Discuss

Crisix Premieres Full-Album Stream Of Brand New CD

Spanish thrash metal squadron Crisix premieres the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "From Blue to Black", which is out in stores now via Listenable Records.

Check out now "From Blue to Black" in its entirety below.

0 Comments - Discuss

Rob Zombie Premieres New Music Video

Rob Zombie premieres a new music video for his current single "Well, Everybody’s Fucking In A U.F.O.", taken from the upcoming new album "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser", which will be out in stores April 29. The video is also rated NSFW thanks to extraterrestrial genitals.

Check out now "Well, Everybody’s Fucking In A U.F.O." below.

12 Comments - Discuss