Avenged Sevenfold are finally releasing their new DVD. In anticipation of the release, here is the first glimpse at This Is Bat Country on the video below. It's only a teaser of what's to come with more details to be announced by the American metallers soon. But according to singer M. Shadows, it is going to encompass the whole world that they have been filming for the last few years as well as live performances.
Now this could be entertaining. "Saga" is the name of a brand new Norwegian movie set to premiere in October 2015. The independent movie, which is directed by Jørn Steen, is based upon the Viking Eyrbyggja saga and is a hellish blend of Vikings, zombies, bikers and black metal. Sarke with Ted (Nocturno Culto) Skjellum is featured both musically and as actors in the movie. You can catch a glimpse of the movie on the teaser below.
Borknagar's vocalist Vintersorg is recovering from surgery. He underwent an ear surgery recently. As you might recall, Vintersorg was injured last year in a fall resulting in fractures to the skull, brain hemorrhage, and a momentary dysfunctional hearing on one ear. Hopefully, he will be able to recover from this. It's still early to tell at this point.
British epic power metallers DragonForce will release their debut DVD, In The Line Of Fire, on July 10th via Metal Blade. Shot in high definition during the band's show at 2014's Loud Park festival at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan, the DVD was filmed using multiple camera angles to capture the raw energy of DragonForce's show and instrumental dexterity for which they are celebrated worldwide. Whet your appetite with the DVD trailer here.
Finnish metallers Children Of Bodom are currently busy recording ten new tracks for the band's forthcoming 9th album release in their own studio in Helsinki. The band took some time out to report from the recording desk and give fans an update on the sessions. You can watch the update on the video below. The other important announcement is that the yet-untitled album is scheduled for a fall 2015 release via Nuclear Blast.
Brazilian thrashers Attomica have revealed that their lead singer Alex Rangel has died unexpectedly after a motorcycle accident. He succumbed to the serious injuries sustained in the accident. The band is in grief and deep pain right now. He was very young and died at age 35.
Here it is, the third song from Shape Of Despair's upcoming album Monotony Fields. Originally, "The Distant Dream Of Life" was intended to serve as an intro to the album. You can stream it now via Terrorizer. This is also the shortest track on the record which you can grab on June 15th worldwide, and June 16th in North America through Season Of Mist.
Threat Signal have given an update on their new album. The follow-up to Threat Signal (2011) is coming along and the melodic death metallers will start tracking the record this month. In other news, guitarist Matt Perrin has officially joined the band as a permanent member. He's been helping the band as a touring guitarist for a while now. Travis Montgomery and Matt Perrin will begin laying down tracks for the new album soon.
As you might recall, Oliver Michael "Ol" Drake left the UK thrash metal band Evile back in 2013 and the guitar virtuoso signed a multi-album worldwide recording deal with Earache Records. He is now releasing his debut solo album under the name Old Rake. The album will be out on June 22nd in Europe and June 23rd North America. Below you can listen to audio samples from all the tracks that will appear on the album. What are your impressions of the music?
Great news for fans of heavy metallers Christian Mistress. The band has announced a run of North American dates in support of the new album including a west coast run this July with Sabbath Assembly and a September run with High Spirits and Savage Master. They'll be playing material from the new album in addition to their first two releases, both of which will see vinyl represses for the tour. A complete listing of confirmed dates is available below, with more to be announced shortly including a fall European run.
Today you can hear Lucifer's new single taken from the upcoming debut album Lucifer I. It is called "Izrael" and it features Garry "Gaz" Jennings, the former Cathedral guitarist. The official promo video just premiered and you can hear the song and watch the video right here. From a concept by Johanna Sadonis, the clip was directed by Chris Koll.
The Metal Allegiance is releasing an album! After successful appearances at sea on Motörhead's Motörboat and Shiprocked as well as a show before NAMM in Anaheim this past January, Metal Allegiance has signed their first-ever record deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The worldwide deal stems from the popular musical collective uniting to write and record original material this past winter. This could potentially be the biggest metal supergroup of them all considering the musicians that could be involved.
The Swedish heavy/doom metal outfit Noctum recently confirmed that they will enter the studio later this month to record a 7" for a vinyl and digital release through Metal Blade Records in August, followed by the Fly By Night tour with Steelwing. In other news, guitarist Daniel Johansson has decided to leave Noctum. Christoffer Löfgren (Blade) will now serve as the new guitar player of the band. Christoffer joined the band on their previous tour, and earned his place in their lineup.
Last year, Chicago metallers Novembers Doom released their ninth studio opus, Bled White, which was nominated on Metal Storm Awards 2014. Now they have shared their new music video for the title track, the first video made for the album. The clip is comprised of footage from their appearance onstage in Europe during the summer of 2014. They are also working on more videos coming your way soon.
In This Moment have released a new video! Directed by their very own singer Maria Brink, the official music video for "Sex Metal Barbie" is available for your viewing pleasure/or displeasure below. The song appears on Black Widow, their latest album released last year. Century Media also recently released their greatest hits collection, Rise Of The Blood Legion - Greatest Hits (Chapter 1).