04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
02:14 - Karlabos yeah, sludge seems to be quite the thing nowadays. still beats the power metal trend from when i was a kid tho
Do you want to see more from Ayreon's upcoming DVD, The Theater Equation? Now you can. This DVD/Blu-ray package was recently announced for release on the 17th June 2016 via InsideOut Music, and you can now view the first full clip from the production. Watch "Day Two: Isolation" here, from the masterpiece The Human Equation. Don't miss it!
Temple Nightside have shared the first single of their highly anticipated second album, The Hecatomb. The song is called "Adrift In Sepulchral Entropy" and is available to be streamed on the SoundCloud player down below. Check it out and let us know what do you think!
As you know, extreme metallers Ævangelist are soon releasing a split with Blut Aus Nord. Blut Aus Nord contributes four songs while the split includes only a single track by Ævangelist called "Threshold Of The Miraculous" but it's almost 22 minutes long. As of now, you can listen to an excerpt from Ævangelist side of the release to whet your appetite.
Swedish traditional doom band The Order Of Israfel has shared two new songs from their upcoming album. The band features Tom Sutton, who has been a member of Horisont and Church Of Misery. The group will release Red Robes, which is their second full-length album, on the 27th of May via Napalm Records.
Megadeth have recruited drummer Dirk Verbeuren for their upcoming live shows. He will be filling in at all shows until Chris Adler rejoins them on June 28th. Adler will be busy with Lamb Of God. Dirk Verbeuren has been involved in numerous bands and is Soilwork's drummer but didn't pass up the opportunity. Soilwork will bring in a fill-in drummer in the meantime.
Finnish melodic death metallers Insomniumhave been in the studio forging a very special and bold release during the past few months. Titled Winter's Gate, it is a concept album made up of one epic 40-minute song. The album is built around a short story, "Winter's Gate" ("Talven Portti" in Finnish), written by vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen, recipient of numerous Finnish awards and nominations. The short story is about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west of Ireland, despite the treacherous winter drawing near. The full story will be released together with the album as a book with translations in English, Finnish and German, and illustrated by the artist Teemu Tähkänen.
U.S. black metallers Amiensus have inked a deal with Apathia Records. Following the release of their latest album, Ascension last year, and a new independent track called "Reflections" a few weeks ago, the band will release an EP in early 2017.
The mighty Slayer are taking over San Diego's Comic-Con this year. The occupation will begin on Thursday, July 21st with a special live performance at the intimate-capacity House of Blues. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 20th at 10:00 am PT. The metallers will also execute two very exclusive signings inside the walls of San Diego Comic-Con with a brand new publishing partner, Dark Horse Comics. These signings will take place Friday, July 22nd, booth #2615, and at the Nuclear Blast Records booth, #501.
As you know, Ayreon are releasing a new DVD/Blu-ray soon, The Theater Equation. The concept album The Human Equation was brought to life as a full-blown musical production. This limited run of performances was witnessed by die-hard fans from across the world, but now Arjen Lucassen's story can be witnessed by all, as a recording of the final night of those special evenings is being released on the 17th of June 2016. The release is subtitled in nine different languages and includes nearly one-and-a-half hours of bonus content. For now, you can watch the full trailer here.
Death metallers Gruesome are about to release their new EP, Dimensions Of Horror, on the 20th of May (CD/LP/Cassette/Digital) via Relapse Records. To whet your appetite, the Americans have premiered a new video for the title track "Dimensions Of Horror". It was directed by Rafael Mayoral and Mitchell Luna. All you have to do is enjoy it below.
Today, you can listen to a previously unreleased White Zombie track. The song will appear on an upcoming collection of rarely heard songs from the band's New York City days. On June 3rd, 39 early White Zombie tracks will be available via Numero Group, remastered by guitarist J. Yuenger, in a boxed set called It Came From N.Y.C. that will include five LPs or three CDs, and a 108-page, photo-packed hardcover book that chronicles the band's rise. Check out the remastered version of the previously unissued song "Scarecrow #2" over here.
Norwegian death metal outfit Blood Red Throne is ready to unleash a brand new studio album, to be entitled Union Of Flesh And Machine. The follow-up to 2013' self titled album is due out on July 15th, 2016 via Candlelight Records. More details, cover artwork and full tracklist, can be found down under.
Witherscape returns with a post that will make your day. Regular updates provided by the band over the last year have finally culminated in this moment. The new album is complete! In 2014, the band released an EP titled The New Tomorrow, intended as a conceptual and musical bridge between the '13 debut, The Inheritance, and the band's upcoming sophomore album. Soon, hopefully, we can enjoy all three in context. Stay tuned for more updates.
Lemmy Kilmister may have died but Motörhead's music lives on. In fact, UDR Music will release Clean Your Clock, a live CD/DVD/Blu-ray on June 10th. Now you can watch footage of the iconic metal group performing "Bomber" live at the Zenith in Munich - their last recorded gig.
Ashbringer are streaming a new song! You can start your day by listening to the first single "Oceans Apart" off their upcoming album Yūgen which is due out on June 3rd, 2016 via Avantgarde Music (digipak CD), Vendetta (vinyl), and Broken Limbs Recordings (cassette). What are you waiting for? Discover the atmospheric new track "Oceans Apart" on the YouTube player below. The Americans are releasing a new album one year after Vacant.