Great news for Disillusion fans! The progressive metal masters have just announced that they have finished working on their new album! The recordings and mixing are done. The long-awaited follow-up to Gloria (2006) will now be mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.
Industrial pioneers KMFDM have joined earMUSIC for the release of ROCKS - Milestones Reloaded on September 9th, 2016. The album, a personal "best of" compilation by KMFDM protagonists and masterminds Sascha Konietzko and Lucia Cifarelli, who claim the re-imagined, re-mixed pieces would be an "ideal playlist for a live set", commemorates the band's 32nd anniversary. This release is to be followed by a new studio album and an extensive tour in 2017.
After a very long silence from the band, news broke that Excalion has parted ways with former singer Jarmo Pääkkönen, bassist Tero Vaaja and guitarist Vesa Nupponen due to personal life changes. The band has found suitable replacements for the band members leaving and is currently in search for a new record deal as their new album is ready.
As they promised, Riverside are releasing a 5.1 mix version of their current album Love, Fear And The Time Machine (2015). This special edition of the band's latest acclaimed 6th studio album will be released via the band's longtime label partner InsideOutMusic worldwide on July 22nd, 2016 as CD+DVD digipak with slightly modified artwork. Check out the front cover by Travis Smith with the tracklist as well.
Entombed A.D. are pleased to announce that they will embark on their Dead Dawn European Tour this autumn with specials guests Voivod and support from US sludge metal band Lord Dying. Complete list of tour dates is available below the official tour flyer.
U.S. power metallers Seven Kingdoms will finally unleash a new release. It has been a while since they've released their latest album, The Fire Is Mine, back in 2012 but they now return with In The Walls. This EP will feature 2 songs from their upcoming full-length album to be released in January 2017. Along with these 2 songs, Seven Kingdoms have also fully re-recorded "The Bloody Meadow" and "Stormborn" from their first album, Brothers Of The Night. View the cover artwork and tracklist here.
Anagnorisis are a Kentucky-based black metal band and they are about to release their third album. They have announced the title and additional info on their anticipated new LP, which is being completed for a Fall release. Having recently completed the drum tracking, a brief trailer from the sessions at the mammoth The Tracking Room Studios has been issued. Check it out and enter Peripeteia here.
Earlier, we learnt that Insomnium's next album Winter's Gate will be released in a very special package, featuring a book. We also learnt that the album will consist of an epic 40-minute long track. Now they have revealed the album cover as well! The cover art was done by Teemu Tähkänen. The cover art is quite different from their previous one, what do you think about this one?
The father/daughter grindcore duo Sockweb has come to a tragic end. According to reports, Adam "Blackula" Young was found dead in his native Richmond, Indiana after hanging himself. He was just 28. Two months ago, Young was arrested for two counts of intimidation, pointing a firearm, strangulation, four counts of domestic battery, and criminal mischief.
Three original Entombed members - Alex Hellid (guitar), Ulf "Uffe" Cederlund (guitar) and Nicke Andersson (drums) - will rejoin forces for an appearance on the Close-Up Båten cruise, which will leave the Stockholm, Sweden port on October 27th for Åbo, Finland, and return the following day. The group will also perform their 1991 second landmark album, Clandestine, with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra in Malmö, Sweden on November 12th.
After their latest release, the album Ego Dominus Tuus, black metallers Nightbringer will release a new blackened split with Abigor, Thy Darkened Shade and Mortuus. While not many details are known about the release, the U.S. band has revealed a preview so far and you can give it a shot below.
With so many new releases planned for this year already, Vader will also release a new album this September. Two years after the latest Tibi Et Igni, the Polish death metal machine announced their new studio album, The Empire, which was recorded at Hertz Studios in Bialystok, Poland and produced by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski. Mark your calendars for September 23rd, 2016. But before that, they will be releasing a special 10" single, taken from their upcoming album.
The mighty thrashers Sodom just announced their new album, Decision Day. Set for release on August 26th, 2016, the new album focuses on the subject of D-Day, the day in June 1944 when the troops of the Western Allied forces landed in Normandy to liberate mainland Europe from the scourge of Nazi Germany. Check out the impressive artwork courtesy of Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Led Zeppelin).
British folk metal pioneers Skyclad show signs of life again. In February, they started working on new material for the successor to In The... All Together (2009). Skyclad plan to release this album, their 13th, within the next 12 months.
After previously announcing that they were working on a new album, Subrosa spill the beans today regarding its details. First of all, you don't have to wait that much to hear new material from the group. Titled For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages, their new album comes three years after the sludge doom metallers released More Constant Than The Gods. The eagerly anticipated fourth album from Subrosa is due for release on August 26th, 2016 via Profound Lore Records (CD/2xLP/Digital). Can't wait? Check out cover and tracklist below to get a sense of the new record.