Faroese Vikings Týr have lost their drummer Amon Djurhuus Ellingsgaard who served them as a fill-in drummer back in 2008, and became a permanent member in 2013. For the time being, Amon will continue to be a member of Heljareyga, the brainchild of Týr's vocalist and guitarist Heri Joensen.
Myrath's new album Legacy has been released in the U.S. via Nightmare Records but will only be available in Europe through Verycords on February 19th. However, you don't have to wait any longer because the progressive Oriental folk metal band's new record is currently available for download and streaming on their Bandcamp page. Go ahead and enjoy it!
This is concerning. According to reports, members of Iranian thrash/metalcore band Confess have reportedly been jailed and are facing a possible execution for playing metal. Two musicians were arrested in November 2015 and could potentially face execution for charges of blasphemy.
Delain are about to release a new EP and just shared with their fans samples from all the tracks that will appear on Lunar Prelude, which is hitting stores next week on the 19th of February 2016 via Napalm Records, in preparation of their next full length studio album. Lunar Prelude is a collection of brand new tracks, a new version of a familiar one, and live versions of some of their favorite The Human Contradiction tracks.
While English progressive death/black metal band Akercocke have been silent for a while now, there is a new reissue available of their milestone 2001 album, The Goat Of Mendes. The record is now available as a 180g double vinyl edition in a gatefold sleeve. You can get your hands on it here.
Before they embark on the next chapter of the band, writing new material, German metallers Accept accepted invites to play two special U.S. shows. On March 3rd, Accept are heading to Sioux Falls to play at Badlands then make their way to The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois on March 5th.
Recently, Swedish metallers Trident have posted online a new video from their latest EP Shadows. The black/death metallers shot a video for the output's title track and you can watch it below. The band is also currently preparing their new full-length album. In the meantime, hear their latest EP on Spotify.
Havnatt's vocalist Cecilie Langlie (Skumring, Vagrant God and Omit) has revealed that a new album from the band is in the works. The Norwegian neofolk duo is preparing the follow-up to 2013's Etterlatte and Cecilie says she's at Secret Quarters Studio recording vocals for Havnatt's new album.
Italian melodic death, symphonic metal act Misteyes from Torino have announced their new album Creeping Time which is due out on April 8th, 2016 via Maple Metal Records. The violinist and former Eluveitie musician, Nicole Ansperger, will be a guest musician on the record.
There is a new split album on the horizon. American one-man atmospheric black/folk metal band Panopticon is joining forces with Waldgeflüster. The release is coming out on Nordvis Produktion on March 11th, 2016. As of now, you can take a look at the album's cover, illustrated by A. Lunn, and tracklist here below to whet your appetite. The 10-minute trailer is available there as well.
Veteran thrashers Destruction continue to reveal more pieces of their new album's puzzle. Now the Germans have revealed the cover artwork of the upcoming album Under Attack. This cover was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary. Check out the artwork and a trailer here below with snippets of new songs to whet your appetite.
Following the release of the EP Termination Redux, brutal gore death metallers Aborted have just revealed the first details regarding their new album. Retrogore will bring more brutality from the Belgian unit and you can now take a look at the pure horror of the cover artwork available below.
Here's something for vinyl enthusiasts. After releasing their latest output A Skeletal Domain, Florida-based death metallers Cannibal Corpse are going back in time to commemorate some classic titles: Butchered At Birth, Eaten Back To Life, The Bleeding, Vile and Tomb Of The Mutilated. As part of the Metal Blade Classics series, these albums are now available to pre-order on vinyl in limited quantities at this location. An exclusive poster is also included with each LP.
The first live release from Korpiklaani is coming. The folk metallers announced that they are currently working on their first ever DVD release! The DVD will contain exclusive live footage filmed across two shows in 2015, with more live footage due to be filmed this year. A live CD will also accompany the release.