Metal News for April 28, 2017
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On the release date of new EP, "The Healer," there’s lots of news this week from the Helsott tribe. First comes a premiere of the band’s new promo video clip, “Astralive,” directed by Sicocis guitarist Rafael Ortega and available below.
“Filming ‘Astralive’ was a very enjoyable experience,” explains vocalist Eric Dow. “Raf was great to work with and Coop and I had fun scouting for a location in Arrowhead. We want to thank Mike Grieg for letting us set up camp.”
“I love how cold the video came out,” adds drummer Cooper Dustman. “It was actually blistering hot that day, we all got sunburns! Finding this remote spot in the mountains was adventurous considering the gps can only show so much. We scouted and shot this within a few days, and we’re proud of the final product.”
Second, Helsott is pleased to announce some upcoming tour dates, including the band’s first trip to Europe. The group will be supporting I Am Morbid (the new band from Morbid Angel’s David Vincent and Tim Yeung playing tracks from the first 4 classic Morbid Angel albums) and death metal legends Necrophagia.
“We have been working so hard to fulfill our goals,” states Eric Dow. “Taking our brand of Pagan Death Metal overseas has always been an ultimate goal for this band and now that we have the opportunity we will take full advantage of it. Europe… Helsott is finally coming! More...
Finnish stoner rock crew Elephant Bell just released a new video clip for the song "Demon Seducer," which can be seen below.
Elephant Bell's new album "Gates of Dawn" sees official release today, April 28th, via Argonauta Records. The label comments: "It features killer sonorities where you can hear echoes of Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Monster Magnet, for a final result of massive stoner grunge rock!"
1. So Pure
2. Demon Seducer
3. The Sun Is Going Down
4. Come To See the Show
7. Bug In the Soup
8. The Sweet Babylon
9. Mojo Filter
10. Straight to Hell
11. The Last Scene More...
"Prevail I," the latest Kobra And The Lotus offering, will be released on May 12th via Napalm Records, and promises to be a rock juggernaut full of blistering guitars, pounding rhythms, and haunting vocal melodies.
The album was roduced by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica etc) and mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen. After streaming the "You Don't Know" single, now it's time to see the visual accompaniment with a full music video below.
Says vocalist Kobra Paige: "WHEW!! I'm beyond the universe excited for us to release our first brand new video for 'Prevail I'!! We poured the essence of all of our years of growing pains, playing shows, touring, recording, and wholehearted passion, into this video. 'You Don't Know' truly captures our energy to it's fullest authentic potential like never before. Every action in our life comes down to this exact moment and sharing it with all of you. This time it's playing full throttle in the rain and I feel like I've been waiting my whole life for this. Check it out as we firmly set the precedent for what you can expect to see from us as we hit the road with the new material!! " More...
Today the Slovenian power-thrashers composing Eruption stream the entirety of their third album, "Cloaks of Oblivion," in the player below. The album is set for international release on May 2nd via Xtreem Music and bears the following track listing:
2. Sanity Ascend
3. Cloaks of Oblivion
5. Reborn Into Demise
6. The Yearning
7. This Barren Existence
8. Seven Archons
9. The Prophet More...
After that metallic rite of passage of being banned from the House Of Blues, today the Buffalo-based hardcore band Every Time I Die shares a powerful video for latest single “Map Change.” The track appears on 2016 album "Low Teens," which was nominated for the Alternative Press Music Award for Album of the Year.
The “Map Change” video offers a cinéma vérité look at the hometown of vocalist Keith Buckley, guitarists Andy Williams and Jordan Buckley, drummer Daniel Davison, and bassist Steve Micciche. In creating the video, director Kyle Thrash spent a mid-winter week in Buffalo and emerged with a bleak yet beautiful, Herzog-esque portrait of American despair.
With help from the band, Thrash documented the everyday lives of the city’s locals and found his subjects open to sharing their most intimate moments. As a result, “Map Change” gives an up-close look at life in trailer parks and strip clubs, at butcher shops and Bingo games. Moving from abandoned churches to high school wrestling matches to roadside fistfights with a whiplash urgency, the video captures the dead-of-winter feeling of the world quite possibly coming to an end. More...
In one week, Dead Season's new album "Prophecies" will officially arrive, but in the mean time the band has dropped the "Ministry Of Truth" track, which can be heard below.
Led by Guillaume Singer & Nicolas Sanson, Dead Season delivers a dark, progressive leaning extreme metal. The experienced musicians behind Dead Season have previously performed in the likes of Deathcode Society (Osmose Productions), Hectic Patterns, Ufych Holy Records / EMP), and Further Dimension (Symbol).
Second full-length album "Prophecies" was mixed by Jaime Gomez Allerano (Ghost, Paradise Lost, Primordial) at Orgone Studio and contains 12 tracks prepped for release on May 5th, 2017. More...
Today - April 28th, 2017 - Dreadlords officially sees the release of new album "Reapers" via Urban Yeti Records. You can pick up your copy on physical or digital formats here or listen to the entire album below. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Daughter of the Night 04:29
2. Black as Hell 03:44
3. Blessed 05:12
4. White Sabbath 03:48
5. Across The River 02:54
6. A Sea Won't Hold Me Back 03:02
7. War 03:45
8. Heavens Afire 03:40
9. Up From The Grave 04:11
10. Reapers 05:30 More...
Hailing from Northern Ireland, the symphonic power metal band Selene is set to release second album "The Ravages of Time" on June 23rd.
Since forming in 2013, Selene has previously released two EPs and debut album "The Forgotten," followed by a series of shows across Ireland to support the release, including a main stage appearance at Ireland’s biggest metal festival The Siege of Limerick.
"The Ravages of Time" continues to develop the sound Selene established on that debut release, showcasing the angelic soprano voice of Shonagh Lyons along with epic orchestration and heavy riffs, while also taking a more mature direction that is sure to satisfy fans of bands such as Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Kamelot and Serenity.
Band founder and main songwriter John Connor had the following to say: "‘Ravages of Time is a much more ambitious release than the first album I think. Stylistically we have gone to more extremes than before, with the album as a whole being faster and heavier than previous releases and leaning more on our Power Metal roots, but on the other side of the scale, there are songs such as ‘This Life’ which is much softer and emotionally driven than any previous songs. We spent a year non-stop working on this release and I don’t think it will disappoint." More...
Amplified Ale Works is pleased to announce a newest beer collaboration with none other than Motorhead.
The "Born to Lose" IPA is a boldly aggressive West Coast-style IPA, befitting of the band's loud, aggressive style. The 6.5% IPA is brewed with Cascade, Simcoe and Citra hops that provide an earthy, resinous aroma with notes of fresh citrus.
In an ode to Motorhead''s British roots, the beer was also brewed with Maris Otter, a premium British malt that brings a sweet balance to the beer's bold bitterness.
The limited edition beer will be sold directly from Amplified's two San Diego locations and will also be available for purchase online here for refrigerated shipping throughout California. The can features an original design of band members in a dystopian "Born to Lose" future from LA-based artist Jack Gregory. The follow up beer in the series, "Live to Win" IPA, will be released later this year. More...
On June 16th, Brooklyn's Tombs will release fourth full-length album, "The Grand Annihilation," via Metal Blade Records. Check out new single "Saturnalian" below.
Produced once again by Erik Rutan, "The Grand Annihilation" remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007's self-titled EP, while also being the group's most experimental record to-date.
To kick off the album's release, Tombs will embark on a USA tour on June 16th with Fit For An Autopsy and Moon Tooth. Dates are as follows:
June 16 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
June 17 - Reading, PA - Reverb
June 18 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
June 19 - Greensboro, NC - Blind Tiger
June 20 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
June 21 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum
June 23 - Austin, TX - Grizzly
June 24 - Houston, TX - Walters
June 25 - Dallas, TX - Curtain Club
June 27 - Mesa, AZ - Nile Half Room
June 28 - West Hollywood, CA - Roxy
June 29 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
June 30 - Chico, CA - Lost on Main More...
The Acacia Strain has dropped another new song from forthcoming album "Gravebloom," which is due out June 30th on Rise Records. Check out "Big Sleep" below, featuring a guest vocal appearance from Kublai Khan's Matt Honeycutt.
"I didn't even understand what the hell was going on when I first heard this song. Luckily, Matt did guest vocals and saved me the embarrassment," said singer Vincent Bennett.
The band also previously released the "Bitter Pill" single. The full track listing is as follows:
2. Plague Doctor
3. Bitter Pill
4. Big Sleep
6. Abyssal Depths
7. Model Citizen
8. Calloused Mouth
9. Dark Harvest
"Cold Gloom" More...
Formed in 2016, Feeding was created in the wake of local Edmonton hardcore outfits Cold Lungs and Low Level disbanding. With members from each band still seeking auditory destruction, a five-song EP was rendered.
It will be presented as an offering on spools of magnetic tape on April 28th, 2017, through Funeral Trance Records. This debut was recorded in Feeding’s sanctum: Piss Alley by Derek Orthner (Begrime Exemious) and mastered by Brad Boatright of Audio Siege. The cassettes will bear Jason Barnett’s conception of crawling toward death.
Today a full stream comes online - listen in below -
and you can pre-order the release here. The full track listing is as follows:
3. Rotten Alive
4. Impure In The Eyes Of God
5. Kazmus More...
Ayreon today releases new album "The Source," which can be streamed via the Spotify player below, with Arjen Anthony Lucassen commenting:
"April 28... the day that the world breaks down! Well, not really... but it is the official release of The Source :-) Thanks to you Ayreonauts for the loyal support, to all musicians involved and the hard work of Mascot Label Group to make this all happen! May The Source be with you."
Vocal guest appearances on the album include: James Labrie (Dream Theater) as "The Historian"; Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me) as "The Chemist"; Simone Simons (Epica) as "The Counselor"; Michael Mills (Toehider) as "TH-I"; Floor Jansen (Nightwish) as "The Biologist"; Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian) as "The Astronomer"; Tobias Sammet (Avantasia/Edguy) as "The Captain"; Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus) as "The Diplomat"; Nils K. Rue (Pagan's Mind) as "The Prophet"; Zaher Zorgati (Myrath) as "The Preacher"; Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder/Kamelot) as "The Opposition Leader"; and, Russell Allen (Symphony X) as "The President." More...
Wednesday 13 is "Blood Sick" with a new video premiere, which lives on his upcoming Nuclear Blast debut, "Condolences." Check out the clip below, and look for the album to drop June 2nd, 2017.
"I'm really excited to release our second video — for the new track 'Blood Sick,'" Wednesday 13 said. "The video was shot all on green screen with director Matt Zane. The song is about a spider torturing a fly in its web before devouring it and I wanted to try and capture that scenario with the band in a giant spider web. I had this vision in my head when we first wrote the song; it's so cool to see it finally come to life."
Be sure to also catch Wednesday 13 on tour this summer with Once Human and Gabriel and the Apocalypse in tow. More...
Colorado-based progressive apocalyptic wasteland metal duo Cobalt will take to the streets this June on a near-month-long headlining tour.
Set to begin June 19th in Phoenix, Arizona, the journey will pillage its way through twenty-two venues coming to a close on July 12th in Dallas, Texas. Support on the first leg comes from Alabama-based doom and gloom bringers Null, while the second leg features support from Iowa sludge unit Aseethe. See confirmed dates below.
Comments Cobalt multi-instrumentalist/mastermind Erik Wunder, "We are excited to hit the road once again in the US this summer, along with other bands we have handpicked to join the wild ride across North America! It has been an amazing few years getting the live Cobalt band together and running, and we have put together a show that is sure to exceed expectations for what a live Cobalt incarnation is capable of. More info to be announced soon, see you all out there!" More...
Metalcore band Memphis May Fire just released a new music video for "Wanting More." The video was directed by Bryson Roatch and begins with the band taking on 50s style wardrobe and indulging with bottle service before transitioning back into old roots and non-materialistic ways. The track is off of the band's 5th LP, "This Light I Hold."
The visionary and avantgarde post metal project Orade today releases an official video for the song “Styrking Leið," which serves as the first single from new album “Nåde” that will be in stores worldwide on May 26th.
James Jones Morris wrote, animated, and edited the video in collaboration with Bob Brewer - check it out below to experience a vision of Omrade's delicate balance between post-modernism and elegance.
5. Styrking Leið
6. The Same For The Worst
7. Baldar Jainko
8. Falaich More...
Amnutseba has released a first demo tape in collaboration with the american label Caligari Records. This demo features four tracks of pure devotional, eerie, and labyrinthine black/death metal.
The band has risen from the gutters of the Parisian black metal scene to propose a glimpse into the vortex of insanity. Check out the 19 minute release below or over at Bandcamp here.
Facedown Records is proud to introduce Deathbreaker, a powerful four piece hailing from Olympia, Washington. The group's debut album "Disconnect" was produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Norma Jean) and will be released on May 12th, 2017.
Check out the first single "In Error" below. Deathbreaker has also been added to Night 1 of Facedown Fest at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA and full U.S. touring details will be announced soon.
Southern California’s Cerebellion today releases an official video for the song “Cold," taken from the band's sophomore album “Regeneration."
Besides the song’s seductive groove and dynamic musicality, topically it addresses a serious issue in our current social environment: the over-stimulation of our minds as a result of easy access to information. The video portrays an extreme version of this phenomena…
The video opens with a room engulfed in fire, which quickly cuts to a young man sitting in an empty room watching TV. The music begins with a tight guitar groove followed by a subtle vocal melody. After a brief moment of calm, “Cold” abruptly transitions into a blistering explosion of sound, coincided by images of the young man fixating on what he sees on the screen, which appears to change him in some way. More...
Karkaos has evolved into one of the most reputable and celebrated melodic extreme metal acts hailing from Montreal, QC.
This female-fronted band returns in 2017 with forthcoming offering "Children of The Void," which features new vocalist Viky Boyer, drummer Justine Ethier (Blackguard), and lead guitarist Samael Pelletier. Check out new music video "Kolossòs" below.
Recorded, mastered and mixed with Christian Donaldson and Marc-o Frechette at The Grid and Silverwings Studios for keyboards, "Children of The Void" features collaborations with guest artists Lindsay Schoolcraft from Cradle of Filth and Morgan Lander from Kittie. The artwork was made by Marcela Bolívar while the layout was done by Fred Riverin from I Legion.
"We have been working hard for a long time to be able to give you an album that combines beautiful melodies to our own symphonic signature, groovy and brutal riffs to intensity as well as catchy choruses," comments guitarist Vincent Harnois. More...
The creativity and productivity of the German heavy metal trio Rage seems to have no limits. Only 14 months after the successful "The Devil Strikes Again" neckbreaker, Rage delivers the new, 23rd studio album called "Seasons Of The Black," which will be released on July 28th!
"Our fans are getting Rage metal of the very first grade. We've been able to bring the band's typical trademarks into eleven new songs, and we're sticking to the course that we forged on the last album! This means hard and very catchy compositions that also sound thrash, aggressive and epic," tells band leader Peavy.
Since the reorientation of 2015, the three band members have now fully adapted to each other and the lost harmony has been fully restored. "We are even better matched with each other," says Peavy happy. "We offer new ideas to each other like we’ve never done something else before! It also happened that we created a whole new song within just two hours from start to finish, from scratch! Regarding the production we were also able to prevent some complications, which had been an element of the last album due to a lack of experience. This time, everything worked perfectly."
Guitarist Marcos Rodriguez and drummer Vassilios "Lucky" Maniatopoulos have been long-time Rage fans from the very beginning. Their input also leaves its mark on their second album. "Marcos and Lucky well know the "classic" style-creating spirit of Rage so to speak, and on a personal level we all really like each other as well. This contributed to the possibility of continuing to develop and expanding the band’s spirit," the vocalist adds. More...
"Adveniens" is the new studio offering from Italian death metal unit Hideous Divinity, which is now out today via Unique Leader and can be picked up at Bandcamp here.
The follow-up to previous album "Cobra Verde" was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Stefano Morabito's 16th Cellar Studio. A full stream has come online today and can be heard below.
1. Ages Die 06:46
2. Sub Specie Aeteritatis 04:20
3. Passages 07:28
4. Angel of Revolution 05:51
5. Feeding off the Blind 05:00
6. When Flesh Unfolds 03:29
7. Messianica 03:46
8. Future in Red 05:12
9. Embodiment of Chaos 06:10 More...
Kevin Srednep conceptualized his experimental industrial metal project Srednep in 2013 as a solo studio-based venture. After receiving praise for his 2014 EP, "Silence" - which featured the addition of aggressive, bottom-heavy guitar work by Spineshank guitarist Mike Sarkisyan - Srednep recognized that only way onward was upward.
When writing his brand new sophomore release, "Social Masks," a full-length album focusing on the hypocrisies of humanity, Srednep knew that he and Sarkisyan needed an additional driving force behind the project. Enter drummer extraordinaire Kevin Talley, recognized for his work with artists such as Dying Fetus, Daath, Misery Index, Six Feet Under, Chimaira, Suffocation and many others.
Frontman Kevin Srednep says, "In my eyes, SrednepP needed a new sound and identity, and incorporating real drums instead of electronics was the first step. Of course, Kevin is the perfect go-to guy if you want tight drums on a record, so getting him involved was a no-brainer."
"Social Masks" also features guest vocalists Sean Zatorsky (Sinsaenum, Chimaira, Daath), Ricky Myers (Disgorge, Suffocation, Serpents Whisper) and a few other special guests. The full albums is now online for streaming below.
"This album focuses on social media: the platform doing the opposite of it's supposed intention. People documenting their every step, only for a confirmation. Everyone wants to be heard, but no one wants to fucking listen. We are the parasites devouring our planet. We are the anti-cells who create our own prisons," says Srednep. More...
Hoist the Jolly Roger! Ye Banished Privateers takes no prisoners with "First Night Back In Port," available June 30th on Napalm Records, where a loose merger of ruffians and raiders will take you back into the cruel world of the 18th century.
Be prepared for rough times where pirates dominated the seven seas! Now the band has unveiled a 360° music video for the album title track "First Night Back In Port" - check it out below.
Ye Banished Privateers counts 30 crew members: at least a dozen of these buccaneers arm themselves to the teeth with fiddle, banjo, and accordion on any of their feasts. All of them are grumpy gorges but with hearts made of gold when they sing against laws and nations. The new album's track listing is as follows:
2. A Night at the Schwarzer Kater
3. First Night Back in Port
4. All the Way to Galway
5. Cooper's Rum
6. Skippy Aye Yo
7. I Dream of You
8. A Declaration of Independence
9. For a Fragile Moment's Ease
10. We Are Ye Banished Privateers
11. Bosuns Verses
13. Devil's Bellows
14. Ringaroo at Coopr's Inn
15. Mermaid's Kiss More...
Equipped with a crushing sound that will implode both your soul and skull, Richmond Virginia's Municipal Waste barrels back onto the scene with latest piece of toxic detritus, "Slime And Punishment." The band's sixth album will be released on June 23rd via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out first single "Amateur Sketch" below.
Ryan Waste states, "We've been getting punished for the last five years by people asking for a new album. Now we're here to return the favour with an aural onslaught of speed metal punk. Enjoy a taste of slime courtesy of the Waste."
"We're sorry this took so long" comments vocalist Tony Foresta. That was our bad. It feels good to be back musically kicking you in the balls... and or titties."
New release "Slime And Punishment: is the first Waste album to be engineered by bassist Phil "Landphil" Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA. Mixing and mastering was completed by Bill Metoyer in Hollywood, CA. The cover artwork for the sixth album was created by the band's good friend, Andrei Bouzikov. More...
Adrenaline Mob's third full-length album, "We The People," is available today for pre-order here. Fans who pre-order a digital copy will also receive the song “King of the Ring” as an instant grat track.
The band has now debuted a new music video for "King of the Ring." The video, which was shot in Long Island and directed by Ron Cote, also serves as an introduction to the new Adrenaline Mob rhythm section of bassist Dave Z and drummer Jordan Cannata.
The stark and striking immediacy that defines Wolfbrigade's dbeat, hardcore-crust punk remains evident on incoming album, "Run With The Hunted," which can now be heard in its entirety as the album sees official release today via Southern Lord.
Formed in 1995 initially as Wolfpack, after five years the band ventured into the new millennium as Wolfbrigade. The band has released an impressive volume of LPs and smaller releases, as well as touring widely over the years.
"Run With The Hunted" was recorded in both Studio Fredman in Gothenburg (At the Gates, In Flames, Martyrdöd), by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd, and in Sunlight Studio (Dismember, Entombed, Grave) in Stockholm by Tomas Skogsberg.
About the new album, Wolfbrigade declares: "We looked to explore our rawness, writing straight-up, in-your-face, primitive songs. On this record, we decided to push the melodic strains even further, but without losing either intensity or brutality. Lyrically we have been inspired by both classic and obscure dystopian literature, finding suitably horrible metaphors for the decline of western society. The search for freedom continues, but this time the path is pointed inwards, into ourselves." More...
Boston, MA hard rock foursome Summoner will release new album, "Beyond the Realm of Light," on May 12th via Magnetic Eye Records.
Recorded at Q Division Studios (Pixies, Converge), produced by the band and mastered by Dave Shirk (Soilent Green, Pentagram), the LP fuses 70's proto-metal, guitar rock, and cosmic psych into a driving, six song testament to the power of the riff.
In advance of the album's release, today new song "Into Oblivion" comes online and can be heard below. The full track listing is as follows:
1. New Sun
2. The Huntress
3. Beyond the Realm of Light
4. The Emptiness
5. Skies of the Unknown
6. Into Oblivion More...
Isolated in the small town of Grand Forks, BC, the progressive, groovy and creative heavy sounds of the local Slagduster will be unleashed in the form of "Deadweight" on May 5th. If you missed it, Slagduster offered us one hell of a pit story earlier this week.
Featuring nine tracks that have been very slowly and carefully crafted over the years, Slagduster's "Deadweight" is ready to be heard in full with a complete album stream now online. You can also pre-order "Deadweight" here or catch the band live:
July 14/15 - Armstrong, BC - Armstrong Metal Fest w/ Revocation, Ninjaspy, Aggression More...
Fireforce just issued the following announcement about gearing up to release a new full-length album later this year:
"The new Fireforce album will be released soon. It will be called 'Annihilate The Evil' and is slated to be unleashed on mankind by Limb Music on September 1st, 2017.
"The album was recorded and produced by the same team (Producer RD Liapakis and engineer Christian Schmid) and in the same studio (The Prophecy Studios) as the previous releases. The cover artwork was done by Uwe Jarlin and the booklet design by Anestis Goudas (He also did the Deathbringer cover, remember?).
"Jonas Sanders, the drummer for Propain, and a good friend of the band, was enlisted to play the drum tracks for this new album. Be prepared for 12 combat metal tracks that will get you in their grip! Enjoy a sneak peek of the fantastic new artwork..."
Fireforce consists of:
Filip “Flype” Lemmens - Vocals
Erwin Suetens - Guitars
Thierry van der Zanden - Guitars
Serge Bastaens - Bass
Jonas Sanders - Drums More...
The ripping new Iced Earth track, "Seven Headed Whore," can be streamed now via the player below.
This blistering new trash assault comes off the band's upcoming album, "Incorruptible," due out June 16th via Century Media Records. Pre-orders are online at iTunes here.
Century Media comments: "After nearly three dedicated decades, Schaffer, drummer Brent Smedley, vocalist Stu Block, bassist Luke Appleton and new guitarist Jake Dreyer have assembled the fiercest Iced Earth record since 1996 milestone 'The Dark Saga' and 1998’s chart-blazer 'Something Wicked This Way Comes.'"
1. Great Heathen Army (5:21)
2. Black Flag (4:56)
3. Raven Wing (6:25)
4. The Veil (4:47)
5. Seven Headed Whore (3.00)
6. The Relic (Part 1) (4:59)
7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors) (6:35)
8. Brothers (4:45)
9. Defiance (4:08)
10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862) (9:30) More...
Jorn - the solo band of ex-MasterPlan vocalist Jorn Lande - issued a lyric video for the new song "Man of the 80's." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Life On Death Road," which is scheduled for release on June 2nd via Frontiers Music srl.
"Life On Death Road" marks the debut of a new lineup: On bass is Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner, Kiske/Somerville), keyboards and production is Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Revolution Saints) (who already joined Jorn for the recording of his last covers album), on drums Francesco Iovino (Primal Fear) and on guitar Alex Beyrodt (Primal Fear, Voodoo Circle).
The track listing is as follows:
1. Life On Death Road
2. Hammered To The Cross (The Business)
3. Love Is The Remedy
5. Fire To The Sun
6. Insoluble Maze (Dreams In The Blindness)
7. I Walked Away
8. The Slippery Slope (Hangman's Rope)
9. Devil You Can Drive
10. The Optimist
11. Man Of The 80's
Check out "Man Of The 80's" here: More...
Italian symphonic power metal group Rhapsody Of Fire posted the 2017 version of the classic song "When Demons Awake" (originally appearing on 2002 album "Power of the Dragonflame"). Check it out in the player below.
The re-recording is just one of a plethora on a new release entitled "Legendary Years." The album is the first to feature the band's new lineup, featuring new vocalist Giacomo Voli (Teodasia) and drummer Manuel Lotter. The album features selections from the Rhapsody years (1997-2002).
"Legendary Years" was mixed and mastered by Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan), and is due out via AFM Records on May 26th. The track listing is as follows:
1. Dawn Of Victory
2. Knightrider Of Doom
3. Flames Of Revenge
4. Beyond The Gates Of Infinity
5. Land Of Immortals
6. Emerald Sword
7. Legendary Tales
8. Dargor, Shadowlord Of The Black Mountain
9. When Demons Awake
10. Wings Of Destiny
11. Riding The Winds Of Eternity
12. The Dark Tower Of Abyss
13. Holy Thunderforce
14. Rain Of A Thousand Flames
Check out the clip here: More...
Sweden's Dream Evil released the video clip for the new song "Antidote." The song is the lifted from the new album "Six," which is set to drop on May 26th via Century Media Records.
"Six" was recorded and produced by guitarist Fredrik Nordström, or as he is known in Dream Evil - "Ritchie Rainbow." Pre-orders for "Six" can be made at this location.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Dream Evil (see video here)
3. Sin City
4. Creature of the Night
6. Six Hundred and 66
7. How to Start a War
8. The Murdered Mind
9. Too Loud
10. 44 Riders
11. Broken Wings
12. We Are Forever
Check out "Antidote" here: More...
Finnish melodic death metal band Noumena releases the new album ”Myrrys” today, April 28th. The band celebrates the release with an intriguing music video of the doom and gloom track “Kirouksen kantaja” (“The Bearer of the Curse”), which you can check out below.
"In 'Kirouksen kantaja' dreamlike, slow melodies weave landscape over melancholic, downtempo song. Musical themes are given time to develop - in contrast to this hectic world where people's worth is measured by their ability to perform," analyzes guitarist Ville Lamminaho, the writer of the song.
"Lyrically the song is about overcoming obstacles and gathering strength, 'finding the flame inside,' to battle the curses that most people carry, in a form or another."
The music video reveals what kind of duties and incidents a Finnish park ranger faces, when searching for a lost metal bands in the woods. The story carries the audience into the heart of Finnish wilderness and mystery. The video manages to capture and visualize the themes and the atmosphere of “Myrrys”.
Jack of all trades, Jyrki Muromäki came up the idea, directed, filmed and edited the video. He has collaborated with Noumena earlier, with the music video of ”Sleep.”
The track listing is as follows:
2. Metsän viha (song streaming here)
3. Kirouksen kantaja
4. Sanat pimeydestä
8. Pedon veri
9. Syvällä vedessä
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Serbian crossover thrash act Nadimac has just finished the recordings for the fifth studio album to be entitled "Besnilo" (Indignation). The album is set which is set for release on July 3rd through Xtreem Music. Check out the first single "Jednom Nogom u Gradu" in the player below.
Containing 14 raging songs, "Besnilo" is a manic attack to your ears with an noncommercial style of high-paced crossover thrash metal not for the weak ears, which will for sure please any lover of bands like Tankard, Cryptic Slaughter, Razor, Assassin, The Exploited, S.O.D., Crumbsuckers, D.R.I. and Sodom.
The tracklist for "Besnilo" is as follows:
1. Uvod u Besnilo (The Indignation Echo)
2. Palikuca (Flaming Vendetta)
3. Jednom Nogom u Gradu (Escapism Against Modernism)
4. Kapitalizam je Kanibalizam (Capitalism is Cannibalism)
5. Revolucija u Izlogu (Shopping Revolution)
6. U Podrumu Žute Kuce (Organ Market Basement)
7. Anatomija Poslušnosti (Anatomy of Obedience)
8. Analni Ovcar (Anal Shepherd)
9. Teraj se u Kurac (Go Fuck Yourself)
10. Prvi Put sa Kevom na Šemu (My Mum's Drugs)
11. Rodjen u Ofsajdu (Nesportski Dan) (Born in Offside (Anti-Sport Day))
12. Zemlja Povraca (Mother Earth is Vomiting)
13. Crna Štampa (Diarrhea Newsweek)
14. Bez Ograda, bez Barijera (Against Elitism, Pro Unity) More...
Italian stoner rockers No Good Advice are streaming the new song "Suicide Inside." The song comes on the day the band's new album “From the Outer Space” drops as a CD and digital download via Argonauta Records. The CD edition features an extensive 24 page booklet with high quality sci-fi illustrations and themes.
The album's track listing is:
1 The Great Dawn
2 Space Surfers
3 Black Monolith
5 Suicide Inside
6 Stoned Jesus
7 Super Looper Groover (song streaming here)
8 Astronaut Superstar
9 Mother of the Void
10 Tears of the Universe
11 Into Your Grave
12 Between the Earth and Space
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Polish technical death metal act Decapitated has revealed details of the upcoming seventh album "Anticult," out July 7th via Nuclear Blast. The band has also dropped the new song "Never," which you can check out below. The song is available as an instant grat track for all fans who pre-order the album. Anticult is available for pre-order here:
"Anticult" highlights just how vital Decapitated have remained two decades into a stellar career. Decapitated has long been undeniable masters of the craft and is expanding the parameters with "Anticult," which should elevate the band's profile beyond the death metal realm in which it has dominated for years.
"'Anticult' represents the legacy and future of Decapitated," said guitarist Vogg. "We're extremely proud of the record, in both the song compositions and the production. This is the best representation of our music and we're really excited for the world to hear it!"
The album's massive musical leap forward is evidenced by "Never." It's a song with an incredible bite and retains Decapitated's signature fury. But it's also undeniably catchy and takes up residence in your brain and stays there.
"'Never,' the first track we are showcasing from the record, is fast, it's technical, and most importantly, it's heavy," Vogg commented. "For us, it's what Decapitated is all about… and it will be really fun to play live. Enjoy it!"
Vocalist Rasta weighed in about the subject matter of "Never," offering this insight into the lyrical content: "There is no mystical, doomish fate waiting for us. The only judgement pending is our own. The simple relationship between cause and effect is what determines our future. We are now witnessing something that should never have happened — our homes have become our civilisation's grave."
The band will announce U.S. tour plans shortly.
The album's track list is:
3. Kill the Cult
4. One Eyed Nation
5. Anger Line
6. Earth Scar
8. Amen More...
Portuguese black metal band Irae premieres a new song entitled "In the Name of Satan", taken from the upcoming new album "Crimes Against Humanity", which will arrive in stores on vinyl, CD, and cassette tape on May 12th via Altare Productions.
Check out now "In the Name of Satan" below.
Below we’ve also included a stream of the previously released track "Genocide Journey": More...
Spain’s black metal unit Akerbeltz premieres a new song entitled "A Deed Without A Name", taken from the upcoming new sixth full-length, "Satanic", which is now set for a June 2nd release by the Spanish label BlackSeed Productions. If you let the player continue to run after that track ends, you’ll also be able to hear the previously released track "Beyond the Reflections".
Check out now "A Deed Without A Name" below.
German black metal outfit Abkehr debuts a new song entitled "I", taken from the upcoming debut EP named "In Asche", which will be released on May 19th through Sentient Ruin Laboratories.
Check out now "I" below.
Below, you can also check out "II" from "In Asche". More...
Stone Sour premieres a new song entitled "Song #3", taken from the upcoming new album "Hydrograd", which will arrive in stores June 30th via Roadrunner Records.
Check out now "Song #3" below.
Maryland/Pennsylvania experimental death metal band Full Of Hell debuts the title track to the upcoming new album "Trumpeting Ecstasy", which Profound Lore has lined up for a May 05th release date. Nicole Dollanganger guests on this particular track with the video written, shot and edted by Jordan Musheno and Ian Killian.
Check out now "Trumpeting Ecstasy" below.
Malice At The Palace premieres a new song entitled "My Target", taken from the upcoming new split EP with Jesus Piece, out May 19th on Bridge 9.
Check out now "My Target" below.
Both bands will be touring together along with Bind next month: More...