18:15 - Overrwatcher Borgore was part of a metalcore band on early Sumerian, he was grandfathered in. I mostly see his releases on Spinnin Records anyway. Coming from someone who likes dubstep, he's not very good.
Los Angeles based Ides Of Gemini have joined the Rise Above Records roster and their third album will be released under the new label. They will start recording album number three with Sanford Parker in October and it's scheduled for a Spring 2017 release.
Children Of Bodom are hitting the road once again in North America! The Finns will embark on a 21-date North American tour with special guests Abbath, California-based metal act Exmortus, and Canada's progressive metallers Oni. The trek will commence in Quebec on November 23rd and will hit 3 Canadian cities as well as Chicago, San Francisco, New York, and conclude in Brooklyn on December 19th.
As they are about to release their unexpected new EP, #YØLØ, Finsterforst just shared official previews of all the tracks that will appear on the release. That includes five covers, of songs from Miley Cyrus, K.I.Z. and Michael Jackson, and also four new songs. How is it sounding? Hear the sneak peek here. The release drops via Napalm Records on September 16th.
It's a sad moment for Architects. With a heavy heart, the British metallers just announced that their guitarist Tom Searle has passed away so young, aged 28, after losing his battle with cancer. He was one of the founding members of the group. Condolences to his family, friends and his band mates as well.
Insomnium presents the third trailer of Winter's Gate, their upcoming album. This gives us another chance to hear more excerpts of new music from the opus, a concept album which will feature one 40-minute long track. For now, the Finns haven't released any stream or video of the new song.
Teutonic thrash titans Sodom have recently released a new video and with it, a brand new song from the forthcoming record, Decision Day, which focuses on the subject of D-Day. Their new thrash attack, "Caligula," can now be enjoyed over here. Soon, on August 26th, 2016, Steamhammer Records will release the album to the masses.
Insomnium have presented the second trailer of Winter's Gate, their awaited new opus. This gives you another opportunity to hear bits of new music from the conceptual album, to contain a 40-minute long track. If you are curious, just watch the video below or at this location and tell us what you think.
This October Dutch doomsters Ortega will finally bring us their sophomore full-length album. Entitled Sacred States, the new effort was recorded by John Bart van der Wal and mastered by James Plotkin. Sacred States will also feature contributions by Gnaw Their Tongues and Ethan Lee McCarthy of Primitive Man. Furthermore, Ortega premiere a brand new track, "Maelstrom", now available for listening on SoundCloud widget. Check out the new stuff now!
Most of you already know that Finnish band Insomnium has a new album coming out September 23rd via Century Media Records, entitled Winter's Gate. A concept album will feature one 40-minute long track. Now, the band also share a 4-minute long trailer, which can be seen on YouTube player down under. Check it out!
With the addition of Pro-Pain, Soulburn, and Komah, the line-up for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2016 is now complete. The eighth edition of the annual metal meeting is set to take place December 16th & 17th, 2016 at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The organization is furthermore proud to reveal the daily schedule of the festival. Single day tickets are available on sale from today, the 1st of August. The full festival billing can be found below the official tour flyer.
Stoner/doom metal purveyors Monolord are about to release a 10" EP and have now shared one of the tracks from it. The two-song EP is titled Die In Haze and drops on August 12th through EasyRider Productions. Check out the title track "Die In Haze" via SoundCloud here as well as the other song on the release.
Vocalist Ville Laihiala of Sentenced and Poisonblack fame has launched a new band called S-Tool. He is joined in the Finland-based group by drummer Aksu Hanttu (Entwine), bassist Kimmo Hiltunen (Lullacry) and guitarist Sami Leppikangas. If it looks interesting to you, check out their video for the song "Shovel Man" here to get an idea of the music.
Good news for fans of Greek melodic death metallers Aetherian! The band is no longer unsigned and has joined the Lifeforce Records family. This also means new releases for the band, specifically their upcoming debut album. In 2015, the band released their debut EP, Tales Of Our Times, and in April 2016 released its first video clip for their new single "The Rain". Aetherian are currently working on new songs for their upcoming debut album, set to be released on Lifeforce Records in the summer of 2017.