Metal News for April 2, 2015
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Vince Neil has once again become a YouTube sensation or punch line depending on your viewpoint. This week Neil sang the National Anthem at a Las Vegas Outlaws inaugural football game. (Special guest surprise at 7:35…) More...
Well, its official. The rumored replacement for outgoing guitarist Chris Broderick has been confirmed as Angra's Kiko Louriero.
Mainman Dave Mustaine commented: "I first met Kiko around 8 years ago for a cover shoot for Burrn! magazine. I had no idea who he was, other than the fact he was tremendously talented and that the staff from Burrn! held him in high regard. Since then I've come to see what a guitar virtuoso he is, and I'm deeply encouraged by his depth and talent. Very few Megadeth alumni have had the same feel and ability as Kiko. As Frank Sinatra says, 'the best is yet to come!'"
Louriero becomes the 10th second guitarist for the band. Recently, Mustaine announced that Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler will replace Shawn Drover as a "guest." Drover and Broderick recently teamed up to form the new band Act of Defiance. More...
Kingston, NY based band Clover has released a music video for the track "Glory Days." The video was directed by Ignacio Orellana (Picturevents) and can be seen below. You can also catch Clover live on these dates:
5.14 // Kingston, NY @ The Anchor
5.15 // Brooklyn, NY @ Lucky 13 Saloon
5.16 // Baltimore, MD @ Guido’s Speakeasy
5.17 // Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
5.18 // Atlanta, GA @ TBA
5.19 // New Orleans, LA @ Dragon’s Den
5.20 // Houston, TX @ White Swan
5.21 // Kansas City, MO @ TBA
5.22 // Louisville, KY @ New Vintage
5.23 // Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
5.24 // Buffalo, NY @ Rockin Buffalo More...
Currently on a very successful road trip across North America with Converge, Pallbearer, and label-mates Vallenfyre as part of the "Decibel Magazine Tour" and promoting the "At War With Reality" album, Swedish melodic death metal pioneers At The Gates have announced a very special live stream of their upcoming show in Chicago on Monday, April 6th.
Brazilian death metal trio Krisiun will be returning to North America this Fall with technical death metal giants Origin for an extensive co-headlining trek.
The tour will also see Aeon, Alterbeast, Soreption, and Ingested as support, making this a must-see show for all death metal maniacs. Dates are as follows:
Sept. 4, 2015 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Sept. 5, 2015 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
Sept. 6, 2015 - Winnipeg, MB - Zoo Cabaret
Sept. 7, 2015 - Calgary, AB - Dickens
Sept. 8, 2015 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
Sept. 9, 2015 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
Sept. 10, 2015 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Sept. 11, 2015 - Spokane, WA - The Pin!
Sept. 12, 2015 - Salem, OR - Duffy's Hangar
Sept. 13, 2015 - San Jose, CA - Rockbar Theater
Sept. 14, 2015 - Upland, CA - The Grizzly Den
Sept. 15, 2015 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
Sept. 16, 2015 - Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto
Sept. 17, 2015 - Las Vegas, NV - LVCS
Sept. 18, 2015 - Salt Lake City, UT - Bar Deluxe
Sept. 19, 2015 - Denver, CO - Roxy Theater
Sept. 20, 2015 - Albuquerque, NM - Blu Phoenix Venue
Sept. 22, 2015 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey B&G
Sept. 23, 2015 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar
Sept. 24, 2015 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Sept. 27, 2015 - Fayetteville, NC - Drunk Horse Pub
Sept. 28, 2015 - Louisville, KY - Diamonds Pub
Sept. 29, 2015 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Sept. 30, 2015 - Reading, PA - Reverb
Oct. 1, 2015 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Bar
Oct. 2, 2015 - Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe's
Oct. 3, 2015 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Oct. 4, 2015 - Lakewood, OH - The Foundry More...
Los Angeles based progressive metal trio Tribe has released live footage of the band rehearsing "Metamorphosis," the first single from upcoming album “Atlas.”
"Metamorphosis" is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and all other major digital music stores. Tribe was formed in 2010 in Los Angeles, CA, by Jamie Waite (vocals/bass), Denner Vieira (guitars) and Rick Pivetta (drums).
In 2013 Tribe released the digital EP “Through The Veil”, which marked the beginning of a partnership with Atlas co-producer Erik Reichers. “Atlas” will be available everywhere May 26th via Primitive records. The track listing is:
3. Burn The Empire
5. Global Hysteria
8. The Fix
12. Mangue More...
U.K. metalcore outfit Chapters Of Eden just released a lyric video for the brand new single "Slaves In Us." The track was mastered by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris) and can be heard in the player below.
New York death metal militia Skinless was spawned in 1992 by guitarist Noah Carpenter with one goal: to be the heaviest band in creation.
Following an extended hiatus, Skinless will again corrupt the ears of the living this June with a brand new studio recording. A teaser trailer can be heard below.
Titled "Only The Ruthless Remain," and featuring the band's classic late '90s lineup with with recent addition of second guitarist, Dave Matthews, the record was captured by Tom Case at Edie Road Studio and Doomsday Bunker Studio, both in upstate New York, with vocals tracked by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Primitive Man etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, and the entire monster mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Nails, Integrity etc.) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon.
Comments Carpenter, "We worked really hard on this record and I hope you guys soil your diapers repeatedly when you hear it. We think it's the most well-rounded SKINLESS album yet; from the song writing to the production, the artwork, and the layout, it's the real deal. Get your beers and toilet paper ready."
2. Only The Ruthless Remain
5. The Beast Smells Blood
6. Funeral Curse
7. Barbaric Proclivity More...
Swedish heavy metal foursome Enforcer will release new album "From Beyond" this coming Tuesday via Nuclear Blast. The fourth Enforcer record consists of ten new tracks; all produced, mixed, and mastered by the band itself.
Today the band has teamed up with Decibel Magazine's "Deciblog" for an exclusive premiere of the song "Below the Slumber." Check it out below. The album's track listing is as follows:
2. Undying Evil
3. From Beyond
4. One With Fire
5. Below The Slumber
6. Hungry They Will Come
7. The Banshee
9. Hell Will Follow
10. Mask Of Red Death More...
Thrash outfit Black Magik has set April 24th as the date for the release of the band's fourth album, "Providence," which will debut new singer, Alex Malz.
A 16 minute trailer for "Providence" can be streamed below. Apple iTunes will pre-sale the album starting April 17th and physical copies of the release will be available through CD Baby and Amazon. The track listing is:
1. Machine Gun
2. The Calms of Death
5. The Gods' Wine
6. The Last Crusade
7. Chalice of Fire
9. Kings of Babylon
11. Die Glocke
13. The Watchers
14. Chalice of Fire [Radio Edit] More...
With three releases contributed to the metal world, 2012's "Burning Bridges To Nowhere," 2009's "At The Bottom" produced by Greg Dawson (The End, Moneen, Choke) and 2006's debut "Glass Barricade," Canadian band Odium is back with a new lineup and a heavier sound as the group records an upcoming album.
“This is a very exciting time for me,” says drummer Joe Mullen. “We have been working towards this for a long time. We initially tested out our abilities with our new track 'Centipedes' and I know that after combining our work with the sonic wizardry of Greg Dawson at BWC Studios (Moneen, The End), this will be a record we can be very proud of.”
As the album comes together in the studio, Odium has no plans to slow down on the live performance front. The group will be supporting Montreal metal force The Agonist at London's APK on May 9th alongside Nothing Left For Tomorrow and Ataxia. Following the release of the upcoming album, Odium plans to perform as much as possible throughout Ontario while also considering opportunities for a U.S. run. More...
New York hardcore pioneering act Agnostic Front is set to release new album "The American Dream Died" on April 7th in North America via Nuclear Blast.
During the recording process, the band filmed a webisode series documenting the production process and the background for the new album. Today the sixth and final segment has been posted online. Check them all out in the playlist below.
Writhing from unfathomable, abyssal depths like eleven inescapable, strangulating tentacles are the movements that create "Gateway To The Antisphere," the second LP from Germany's Sulphur Aeon.
As treacherous as the stunning layout artwork by Ola Larsson is the production by Simon Werner, which captures this top-tier act at its most grim and devastating, here delivering a whirlwind of apocalyptic atmosphere. Listen to the album in full below, courtesy of No Clean Singing. More...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil native thrash/death metal band Siriun release the "In Chaos We Trust" album late last year, which can still be streamed in full at this location.
Today Gear Gods has released brand new guitar and bass playthrough videos for the track “Infected." Check 'em out below. The "In Chaos We Trust" track listing is as follows:
01. Mass Control
03. Spread of Hate
05. In Chaos We Trust
08. Becoming Aware More...
Kaotoxin is proud to announce the inking of a multi-album deal with France’s nihilistic black metal act The Negation.
Alongside Sidious, Colosus, and Otargos, The Negation is completing the black metal family of the Kaotoxin roster. The label comments:
"Orthodox black metal? Maybe, at first listen, but there’s way more than meets the eye with The Negation and the soon to be unleashed second full-length will definitely prove that!
"The band released its debut full-length, 'Paths of Obedience' (2013), was a conceptual statement about their hate for mankind and its submissive behavior, its total lack of consciousness and the fact it should end it all now. The new album is a scream of hate and anger and a call to resistance.
"Influenced by the legendary acts they’ve been touring or sharing the stages with (Marduk, Belphegor, Inquisition…) or by other acts such as Dark Funeral or DeathSpell Omega, The Negation will prove itself a world-class act with this second release, beware! The Negation will also take part of the second annual KaotoxinFest on December 5th in Lille (FR)."
SoCal experimental metal group Chrysalis has unleashed a brand new lyric video for the track “Thoughts Behind” today. The lyric video can be seen below, courtesy of Metal Insider.
“Thoughts Behind” appears on Chrysalis' latest album, "Focus On The Center," which was released last year. See the band live on these upcoming dates:
4/3 - Fife, WA @ Louie G's
4/5 - Eugene, OR @ Black Forest
4/25 - Pico Rivera, CA @ Summer Breakdown Festival, w/ As Blood Runs Black, Otep, & Ill Nino
5/1 - Henderson, NV @ Aerie Hall
5/2 - Scottsdale, AZ @ The Rogue Bar
5/3 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Hive
5/5 - Albuquerque, NM @ Blue Phoenix (FKA The Compound 2)
5/6 - Amarillo, TX @ Yellow City Bomb Shelter
5/8 - Dallas, TX @ RBC
5/9 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
5/11 - Lawrence, KS @ Fatso's
5/13 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Flux Capacitor
5/14 - Denver, CO @ Seventh Circle Music Collective
5/16 - Chubbuck, ID @ The Green Triangle
5/17 - Boise, ID @ The Crux More...
Oakland metal unit Saviours just kicked off a short run of live dates. The band will pillage through nine cities, the trek coming to a close in Fresno at Strummer's.
Saviors recently put the finishing touches on an as-yet-untitled new full-length album. Captured at Type Foundry in Portland with the inimitable Billy Anderson, the band's forthcoming long player will be released via Listenable Records this Fall.
4/02/2015 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
4/03/2015 Tonic Lounge - Portland, OR
4/05/2015 Backstage Bar & Billiards - Las Vegas, NV
4/06/2015 Club Red - West Theater - Mesa, AZ
4/07/2015 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
4/08/2015 Constellation Room at the Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
4/09/2015 SLO Brew - San Luis Obispo, CA
4/10/2015 Strummer's - Fresno, CA
Miami, Florida's Shroud Eater will release the two-song EP, "Face The Master," this coming April 7th, 2015 on regular and special-edition cassette via Primitive Violence Records & Visual, as well as a digital download.
Today, Noisey is hosting a stream of the full EP. Check it out below, and be sure to catch the band live on these dates:
4/22 Savannah, Georgia @ The Jinx
4/23 Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
4/24 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
4/25 Brooklyn, NYC @ Saint Vitus Bar
4/27 Wilmington, NC @ Reggie's Tavern
4/28 Charleston, SC @ Tunnel Of Lust House Show More...
After announcing the band's recent signing to German label 7Hard Records, Barcelona’s Karlahan reveals the cover art and the track listing for upcoming album, "Exile," due out this May 29th.
The cover artwork was created by Alberto Sánchez Ballesteros, who has worked for bands like Nami, Persefone and Falloch. "Exile"was recorded during the Spring of 2014 at The Room BCN and mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios (Sweden).
01. The Lighthouse Keeper
02. Architecture of Life
03. Involution / Part II
04. By Smoke Diffused
05. Enhancement Through Change
06. A Way Out
07. Inside The Cave
09. Birds’ Exile
10. In A Sea of Mist More...
Spokane Washington metal band Cold Blooded has released the third single, titled "Ascend The Throne," from forthcoming EP, "All Black Everything." Give it a listen below.
This will be the 2nd release for the band and features new member Tyler Carlson on bass, replacing Nick Boege who had to bow out of the band in January.
The independent digital EP will be released on May 29th, the same day the band plays at The Inlanders Volume festival in Spokane Washington at the Pinnacle Northwest. More...
With the "Visceral" European tour commencing tonight in Hamburg, vocalist and guitarist of Brazilian thrash metal outfit Claustrofobia, Marcus D’Angelo, takes time out from the bustle to tell Europe what to expect as the band hits its shores.
He also speaks on the journey his band has taken over the past twenty years, as well as commenting on the beginnings of the wild metal from his homeland.
“The metal scene in Brazil in the 80’s and early 90’s had little information about anything,” comments Marcus. “To get a vinyl or tape from bands outside Brazil was almost impossible. It was through trading tapes and vinyls that headbangers got [to hear] Metallica, Slayer, Kreator, Venom etc. These bands then shaped the metal here in Brazil."
With bands such as Sepultura and Krisiun hitting the international stage and making household names in the world of metal, Marcus tries to explain what fuels the fire of Brazilian metal and what it is that often makes the music so passionate and recognizable.
“I guess each part of the world has their own style in the metal scene because of the different cultures and ways of life. Here in Brazil it is wild and that's why people used to call us ‘Metal Malóka’. Also, in comparison to the likes of Europe, Brazil is a relatively 'new' country, therefore we must find our own way to play each riff and compose. It is [fired] with hot blood and this reflects in the music. Sepultura is the best example and they showed the world the wild metal from Brazil.
“Bands to look out for include, Ratos de Porão, Korzus, Sarcófago, Dorsal Atlantica, Torture Squad, Vulcano, Lacerated and Carbonized, Unearthly, Confronto, Andralls, Violator, Nervosa, Test, Surra, Project46, Eminence… and of course Claustrofobia!” More...
Its time to get rid of your 7-8-9 string guitars, pick up your basses, and join Extinction Level Event: creators of clank and leaders of a new era of all-bass progressive metal.
The group's debut EP "The Catalyst" will be released on May 5th, 2015. Are you ready for an Extinction Level Event? Check out a teaser trailer below.
Despotz Records has announced its latest signing, Sweden's raucous rock 'n roll whirlwind, Thundermother, which will release a Despotz debut later this year.
To celebrate, the band has teamed up with Revolver to stream the upcoming album's first single, "It's Just a Tease." Give it a listen below.
The band commented: "Thundermother is in good hands. We have now officially signed with the awesome Despotz Records! We are super stoked! The future is upon us! Watch this space!"
Ömer Akay (Despotz) also had this to say: "We would like to thank Warner Music Sweden, who discovered and worked with Thundermother's debut album, 'Rock 'N' Roll Disaster.' With this signing, we at Despotz have taken over the rights to their debut album which will finally be available worldwide; also, we will release the long awaited, yet unnamed album #2 this autumn.
"We thank Thundermother for the confidence to choose an indie before a major. Now we are going to work hard to make sure that everyone gets to see and hear this great band live. Horns up!" More...
On June 9th 2015, Tridroid Records will unleash its next digital-only release: the raw black metal of "Poetries of Oppression" by Dogmatic Absolution.
Dogmatic Absolution was born at the end of 2011, in Finale Emilia, a small town near Modena, Italy. In 2012 the band released an EP titled "In His Trinity Essence," which was limited to 50 copies. This small release was a concept album focused on opposition to the Christian trinity.
The band's line-up is now stabilized with three members: Algeroth, El, and Azazel. With this line-up the band then released a demo titled "Promo 2013." and will now release "Poetries of Oppression" in June 2015. The track listing is:
1. Ventus Mortis
2. Bringer of Light
3. The Eternal Promise
4. Poetry of Oppression
5. Almighty Solitude
6. Night Arises More...
Primitive Race - featuring current and ex members of KMFDM, Prong, Ministry, Pop Will Eat Itself, The Mission, Peter Murphy, Combichrist, and the Revolting Cocks - today releases a music video for "Long In The Tooth." Check it out below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.
"Long In The Tooth" is the title track from a joint EP with Raymond Watts (ex-KMFDM, Pig) arriving on June 5th via Metropolis Records. The "Long In The Tooth" EP features three original songs as well as remixes by Lords of Acid’s Praga Khan, Pop Will Eat Itself's Graham Crabb, Pigface’s Mary Byker, as well as Chris Connelly and Paul Barker’s Bells Into Machines. The track listing is:
1. Long In The Tooth
2. Long In The Tooth (Praga Khan Mix)
3. Long Live Death
4. Come For Deutschland
5. Long In The Tooth (AK1200 Megamix)
6. Long In The Tooth (Crabbi Mix)
7. Come For Deutschland (Mary Byker Mix)
8. Long In The Tooth (Army of the Universe Mix)
9. Come For Deutschland (Night Club Mix)
10. Long In The Tooth (Bells Into Machines Mix) More...
Conan will be heading out to North America this May for a headlining tour supporting second album "Blood Eagle," which was released last March via Napalm Records.
The tour kicks off May 6th in Atlanta, GA and is currently scheduled to run through May 23rd in Philadelphia, PA. Support on the tour will come from Samothrace and Mantar. Additional dates are expected to be added soon, and the currently announced details are as follows:
5/6: Atlanta GA @ The Earl #
5/7: New Orleans LA @ Siberia #
5/8: Austin TX @ The Lost Well #
5/11: Denver CO @ Marquis Theater % #
5/14: Oakland CA @ Oakland Opera House % #
5/15: Santa Ana CA @ Psycho CA, The Observatory
5/16: Tempe AZ @ 51 West % #
5/18: Oklahoma City OK @ The Conservatory % #
5/21: Baltimore MD @ Maryland Deathfest #
5/22: Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus Bar #
5/23: Philadelphia PA @ Kung Fu Necktie % #
% with Samothrace as direct support
# with Mantar More...
French hard rock / stoner metal outfit Zoe has a new music video out now for "Dusty Truck," which can be seen below and comes off the "Raise The Veil" album.
This third full-length effort by Zoe (following "Make It Burning" and "Dirty Is A Little Sister"), "Raised The Veil" was recorded by Olivier T’Servrancx at the Electric Box Studio (Glowsun) and then mastered by Göran Finnberg (In Flames, Meshuggah). More...
Spanish brutal death metal band Christ Denied formed back in 1994 and is getting ready for its very 1st live performance as a quartet after changing from a 2-piece to a 4-piece.
The show will take place on May 1st in Madrid (Spain) during the 1st edition of the Madrid Deathfest alongside with bands like Internal Suffering, Incinerate, Neuroma, Kevlar Skin, Virulency, and Cranial Blowout.
Back in February, Christ Denied rehearsed for the first time as a quartet and below you can see a video of that first session. The new lineup is:
Roger B. - Guitars
Dave Rotten - Vocals
Roger P. - Bass
Erik Raya - Drums
The two latest additions to Christ Denied are drummer Erik Raya (who also plays in Avulsed & Famishgod) and bass player Roger P. More...
Northern Virginia's grind/rock subjugators from Drugs Of Faith have booked a Northeastern U.S. tour alongside Polish grindcore innovators Antigama, having this week confirmed a brutalizing run through nearly half of May.
In addition, the band has recorded new material which is slated to see release in May as a split 7" with Michigan grinders, Cloud Rat.
5/13/2015 Nihil Gallery - Brooklyn, NY w/ The Communion, Buckshot Facelift
5/14/2015 The Funky Jungle - Providence, RI w/ The Communion
5/15/2015 Clash Bar - Clifton, NJ @ Mildfest w/ The Communion, Organ Dealer, Pink Mass
5/16/2015 Second Empire - Philadelphia, PA w/ Infernal Stronghold
5/17/2015 TBA - Washington, DC
5/18/2015 Cellar Door - Annandale, VA
5/19/2015 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
5/20/2015 Main Street Annex - Charlottesville, VA More...
Virginia black / death Metal band Grethor is now making a track from upcoming release "Cloaked In Decay" available for streaming. Check out "Somnia Malum Infinitum" below, and let us know what you think of the track.
"Cloaked In Decay" takes both traditional and avant-garde black metal and fuses it with a chaotic barrage of dark death metal riffs, laced with hooks and grooves.
This five track EP comes out April 21st and offers Grethor’s most diverse, compelling release yet, complete with crushing doom riffs, high-octane blasting, and bleak melodic passages. The track listing is as follows:
Disarmonia Mundi just released a teaser clip for the new song "Coffin," which will appear on forthcoming album "Cold Inferno," due out on June 9th, 2015 via Coroner Records. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Creation Dirge
3. Behind Closed Doors
5. Oddities From The Ravishing Chasm
6. Slaves To The Illusion Of Life
7. Blessing From Below
8. Magma Diver
9. Clay Of Hate
10. Toys Of Acceleration More...
Italy's purveyors of doom/black metal Forgotten Tomb is streaming a new song, titled "Bad Dreams Come True," ahead of the release of new album "Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love" on April 17th in Europe and April 21st in North America via Agonia Records. Check it out below.
The new album is a mix of melancholy, groove and pure malignancy. Band leader, Ferdinando "Herr Morbid" Marchisio explained:
"We kept the sound very organic and natural, kinda old-fashioned but still very fresh. The new songs are heavy as fuck and they feature our classic trademark plus some new elements. I can't wait for people to listen to it, it's a really special album for us and probably the most extreme we’ve done in quite a while - both musically and conceptually." More...
Dutch folk/viking metal act Heidevolk will release the new album "Velua" via Napalm Records in North America on April 7th (out now in Europe). Today, in celebration, the band presents the world premiere of the lyric video for the new track "Vinland"!
The band commented on the track: "We present to you 'Vinland' - the 12th track and closing track of 'Velua.' 'Vinland' was added as a bonus and tribute to our fans around the globe. It describes the journey to North America made by Leif Eriksson. A journey for new territories and new experiences...a journey not unfamiliar to ourselves. With a promise of return (in autumn 2015) we bring you 'Vinland,' hail to Vinland!”
The setting for the fifth studio release is The Veluwe – the mythical and utterly beautiful woodlands in the Netherlands. Using this as a backdrop, the Dutch folk metal act paints a dark picture of ghosts, goblins and brigands in order to raise a monument: anthemic folk parts, clean male vocals and gritty metal provide the perfect soundtrack for the listener's journey to the sylvan halls of Velua!
The track list for the album is:
1. Winter Woede
2. Herboren in Vlammen
4. De hallen van Mijn Vaderen
5. De Vervloekte Jacht
6. Het Dwalende Licht
9. Een Met de Storm
10. Richting de Wievenbelter
11. In Het Diepst der Nacht
Limited/Deluxe Box Edition Bonus Tracks:
13. Immigrant song (Led Zeppelin Cover)
14. In the Dutch Mountains (The Nits Cover)
15. Rebel Yell (Billy Idol Cover)
Here at Metal Underground.com, we are proud to present the exclusive world premiere of "Vinland": More...
We hope you enjoyed our April fools stories yesterday as much as we did! In our long-standing tradition, we devoted the entire day to fake news and spoofs. We had fun writing them despite the fact that we can't really fool most of you in our thirteenth year of the tradition, even when we start off with some very plausible (yet fake) stories. In case you missed them, you can read yesterday's April Fools stories here.
Promises of a new Iron Maiden album, Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler being replaced by Dave Lombardo, and MetalSucks being bought out by TMZ were the day's most popular faux stories. MetalSucks even liked and shared the last one for kicks.
If you'd like to check out our past years' April Fools stories, you can do so at the links below:
- April Fools 2014
- April Fools 2013
- April Fools 2012
- April Fools 2011
- April Fools 2010
- April Fools 2009
- April Fools 2008
- April Fools 2007
- April Fools 2006
- April Fools 2005
- April Fools 2004
- April Fools 2003
Thanks for reading. We now return to our regularly scheduled metal news programming. More...
Italian thrash metal act Nightshock announced that the band's debut self-titled album will be issued on April 24th via Iron Shield Records, with distribution through Pure Steel Records.
Nightshock was formed in 2013 in Florence, Italy by brothers Lorenzo Bellia (guitar/vocals) and Giulia Bellia (bass) and drummer Simone Perchiazzi. After over a year rehearsals, the band recorded the release in July 2014 and now presents the debut, which consists of 9 "unpolished" tracks. The mix is perfect for fans of Motörhead, Bulldozer and Gehennah!
The track list is as follows:
1. Into The Night (Off To War)
3. Black Demise
4. Faith And Dishonor
5. Nothing Will Remain
6. Cemeterial City
7. Roots Of The End
8. Funeral Chain
9. Out Of The Shock (Back To The Front) More...
Italian power metal act Hollow Haze detailed the band's upcoming new album "Memories of an Ancient Time." The album is set to drop via Scarlet Records on June 9, 2015. The album was mastered by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Apocalyptica, Children Of Bodom) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.
The band has recently parted ways with singer Fabio Lione, but shortly after announced that Mats Leven (Candlemass), Rick Altzi (MasterPlan/At Vance) and Amanda Somerville (Trillium/Avantasia) took part in the recording sessions as very special guest singers. "Memories Of An Ancient Time" offers a wide range of musical landscapes, mixing heavy guitar riffs and pounding rhytms with inspiring and emotional lead vocals and choruses. Thanks to passion and hard work, Hollow Haze is not afraid to confront themselves with every music style, getting their inspiration both from the past and the modern heavy metal scene.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Out in the Darkness (Intro)
2. Rain of Fire Lights
3. Created to Live
4. An Ancient Story
5. A New Era
6. Night Is Calling
7. Angeli di Fuoco
9. Eyes of the Sphinx
10. Lance of Destiny
12. Gate to the Eternity More...
Swedish metal act Starblind, featuring ex-Steel Attack drummer Mike Stark on vocals, released a pre-production sampler for the band's upcoming sophomore release, as of yet untitled. Starblind recently signed on with Pure Steel Records for the release of the album and the band is set to enter Studio 2-Takt with producer Cedrick Forsberg (Rocka Rollas) for the recording.
More information on the album will be released soon. Check out the preview clip here:
Connecticut metal act As Darkness Dies (formerly known as Graven Image) posted a preview clip for the upcoming new release "Life Incomplete." The album was mixed and produced by Obsession/ex-Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Michael Vescera.
The band commented: "A year and half ago we started a project that would become a part of our very being. 11 days of recording and guidance from an icon and friend, Michael Vescera, months of production time and we are finally seeing our passion become a reality. As we get closer to the finish line we wanted to share with you some clips of our journey thus far. This is an album that we are infinitely proud of and we thank you for sharing in this amazing endeavor."
The band is currently shopping the release to labels and more information will be available soon. Check out the preview clip here: More...
Le Chant Funebre is streaming the title track of the band’s four-song debut EP "Ghosts At the Deathbed" which will be released digitally on April 14, with a limited-edition CD release to come later. The trio consists of Jeff Wilson (Wolvhammer, Missing, Chrome Waves, Abigail Williams) playing guitar, bass, and synth, Neill Jameson (Krieg, Twilight) providing vocals and drums, and guitarist Jason Phillips (Bringers of Disease, ex-Acheron).
Check out now "Ghosts At the Deathbed" below.
Illinois-based post-metal sludge outfit Minsk is streaming the entire new album "The Crash and the Draw" which will be released on April 7 via Relapse Records.
Check out the new album below.
Long-running, New Zealand-based brutal death metal band Dawn Of Azazel will release a fourth full-length next month on April 28th, via Unique Leader Records.
Titled "The Tides Of Damocles," the ten track slab of sonic violence is the trio's first output in six years following 2009's "Relentless" long-player.
Today the band premieres of a lyric video for the new album’s third track titled "Vassalplasty". Check it out now below. More...
New female fronted heavy metal outfit Black Tower premieres the video for the track "Death March" taken from the full-length debut "The Secret Fire" set to drop June 2 via Unspeakable Axe/No Idea Records.
Explains drummer/vocalist Dave Williams: "'Death March' is the opening battle cry from Black Tower's inaugural collection of blood-soaked trad metal legends -- a not-so-subtle nod to both the phantasmagoria of Tolkien's tomes and the dark melodicism of Elixir, Master's Hammer, Maiden, Dissection, et al, all the while rooted firmly in the soil that bore such punk essentials as Against the Grain, Sleep In Safety, and November-Coming-Fire. The video for 'Death March,' cut by Jason Gilmore at Urgency Company, is merely a reconfiguration of the cinematic triumph that is Sorceress, because...well, that shit is crazy".
Killswith Engage is streaming a new video clip for the song "No End In Sight" shot at the Halloween concert on October 31, 2014 at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. The song will be included on the band's next 2015 DVD release.
Check it out now below.
Just For Fun
Metal comedian Steve "Stevie T" Terreberry premieres his Motionless in White parody track and video "Emotionless and White" below. The song is taken from his new album "Album of Epicness" set to drop on April 28 via Artery Recordings.
Check it out now below.
U.K. prog metal band TesseracT is streaming a new clip of the band's performance at the world's first "Gigloo", a gig on what is thought to be the world's largest igloo. As part of the Jägermeister "Ice Cold Gig" series in Yllas Village, Finland the igloo was transformed into an ice stage where the band played in freezing temperatures.
Check it out now below.
Secrets of the Sky posts a new clip for the recently premiered track "Three Swords" offering more details of the brilliant album artwork of the upcoming album "Pathway", set to drop on May 19 via Metal Blade Records.
Check out the clip now below.
Funeral doom outfit Bell Witch is about to release its new album "Four Phantoms" this coming April, 2015 via Profound Lore Records. Today the band has revealed a first new song titled "Judgement, In Fire: I – Garden (Of Blooming Ash)".
Check out it now below.
German death metallers Morgoth are now streaming a new video for "Voice Of Slumber," which was directed by Dirk Behlau of Pixeleye Interactive.
The song is taken from the band's upcoming new studio album "Ungod" set to drop on April 7 in North America via Century Media. Check out now "Voice Of Slumber" below. More...
The Symphonic metallers from Kamelot have posted up the official lyric video for the song "Veil Of Elysium," taken from the upcoming new release "Haven."
The album will be released worldwide (excluding Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's own Kamelot Music LLC on May 5, 2015 (North America) and May 8, 2015 (Europe and rest of the world).
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