We are finally getting new music from Redemption. Four years have passed since they released their latest album, This Mortal Coil, and the band has joined the Metal Blade Records family. The progressive metal act has completed their new record and the group returns from a longer than usual break. Also, guitarist Bernie Versailles is presently on a medical leave of absence from the band, and wasn't involved in the new album.
In bad news today, Mastodon have cancelled their upcoming shows. According to their statement, the band must cancel their upcoming shows that were to take place from August 7th through September 5th due to a personal family matter. The stoner metallers will return to the road for the Rock In Rio festival in Brazil on September 25th. No such luck for the fans who were seeing them on the upcoming European shows and festivals as well as Heavy MTL Festival 2015 in Canada.
If you like death metal, particularly the melodic kind, you should check out Orpheus Omega's new album. Titled Partum Vita Mortem, this is already the Aussie band's third full-length record. The concept album is streaming in full online here until Friday before its release in July 24th through Kolony Records. So, listen to it and let us know what you think about it.
Symphonic metallers Xandria will release a new EP soon, Fire & Ashes, on July 31st through Napalm Records. The cover art for the EP was created by Felipe Machado and you can see it below. Apart from that, you can also hear samples of the new release via SoundCloud. Was it enough to get you excited about Fire & Ashes?
InAeona, the American trio, just launched the first promotional video for their debut album Force Rise The Sun. Check it out here now! It is for the tune "Sun | Moon". The album is set to be released on the 7th of August worldwide via Prosthetic Records. Don't forget to give us your impressions of the music and clip.
Ghost continue to promote their new album, Meliora, and have also introduced their new frontman Papa Emeritus III officially. As for the music, the track "From The Pinnacle To The Pit" is now available for your listening pleasure in the YouTube video below and you can discover another piece of the new album puzzle. Below you will also find a video introducing Papa Emeritus III. Enjoy the ceremony!
Ten years have passed since Tyranny released the monstrous Tides Of Awakening, an album considered a landmark of funeral doom metal. Now they have revealed a teaser from their upcoming album called Aeons In Tectonic Interment. Even if it isn't too much, it's more than enough considering the time they made us wait. You can listen to the teaser below.
Apathia Records has announced the signing of Weeping Birth, the brutal and melodic black/death metal project of Vladimir Cochet (Mirrorthrone). After taking a break from his musical projects, Vladimir is now back at work and has successfully gathered enough material to release a new Weeping Birth album, seven years after the sick Anosognosic Industry Of The I. The Crushed Harmony will be released on November 16th, 2015 in digital and CD digipack via Apathia Records.
Only July 16th, our droogs at Solitude Productions will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary. 3,650 days and plenty of doom albums later they want to share their wealth with you, oh discerning doomster.
We've paired with them to celebrate.
On turning 10, quoth Solitude Productions, "During this time we've made over 200 releases! We decided to make a competition for our friends and doom-metal lovers. It's an opportunity to win three CDs, produced especially for the celebration date: two new releases in digipack and exclusive compilation with previously unreleased on CD tracks from bands signed to the label."
SO here is what is going to happen. Below there are snippets of 5 album covers released by Solitude Productions. First five people to chime in (message) to BitterCOld with each album correctly named will be judged to be almost as DoomCool as Marcel, and will thus receive the prize. Post answers on the thread below, well, you lose and will be nuked.
Children Of Bodom are releasing a new album soon, I Worship Chaos. So, naturally new tours are being booked to promote the record. Today, the Finnish metallers announced a string of dates for Europe. Children Of Bodom will join forces with groove metallers Lamb Of God, who will present their new record VII: Sturm Und Drang as well and tour Europe this fall. Opening support will come courtesy of British metallers Sylosis. For a few dates in the UK and Ireland, this touring package will team up with mighty Megadeth as well.
British epic power metallers DragonForce have released their debut DVD, In The Line Of Fire... Larger Than Live, on July 10th in North America via Metal Blade and in Europe via earMusic. You can catch a glimpse of what's in store with this live performance of "Black Winter Night" (from the album Valley Of The Damned). If you like it, you can always grab it in a store near you.
Swedish death metallers Wombbath are releasing their first album in more than 20 years. The album will be called Downfall Rising and will be released on August 21st via Dark Descent Records/Pulverized Records. Now we have our second taste of things to come through "Fall Of The Weak" which can be listened to at this location. Alternatively, you can enjoy it here.
Barely a year after the release of Roads To The North, Minnesota-based Austin Lunn and his one-man black/folk metal band Panopticon have revealed Autumn Eternal, due out worldwide on October 16th through Bindrune Recordings and Nordvis Produktion.
The Finns Children Of Bodom have chosen today to showcase some new material. As they prepare to unleash the new opus, I Worship Chaos, they have released online the first track. You can sit back, relax and enjoy "Morrigan" on the video below. And if you want to get the album, you have to wait until October 2nd; that's when Nuclear Blast Records will release it. Not a bad start, what do you think?