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This is a good day for Sigh fans! After teasing us with many posts on their official Facebook page, the Japanese metal masters have revealed their 10th studio album Graveward's cover art, guest artists and mastermind Mirai's vision of the album. The release date will be announced soon.
Portugal's own Moonspell will release their new album, Extinct, on March 17th in North America and a few days earlier in Europe via Napalm Records. They have previously released three songs from the album, which is pretty generous. However, today you can already hear audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on Extinct and can now be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Enjoy!
According to TMZ, founding Korn drummer David Silveria is suing his former band claiming his 2006 departure from the group was just a hiatus and that he was ready to return to the band in 2013 but they turned him away. Furthermore, David Silveria claims he still has ownership interest in Korn, and is looking for his cut of the band's profits since he left.
After leaving Megadeth, guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover announced that they had formed a new band together. This new band is now taking shape. The duo are now announcing their worldwide signing to Metal Blade Records for their new group Act Of Defiance, which is rounded out by Henry Derek (ex-Scar The Martyr) on vocals and Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall) on bass. They are currently recording their debut offering with renowned producer Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall). Look for this album to be released sometime this summer. In the meantime, listen below to a sneak peek into a rough demo snippet of the track "Throwback."
Having just released a new album called Unholy Savior, Battle Beast is facing a big line-up change. After long and heavy consideration, the band has decided to go separate ways with guitarist Anton Kabanen. This is due to musical disagreements and various other unsolvable issues within the band. Kabanen has stated he will be continuing making music with other projects. The band will not be giving interviews concerning the topic. Ouch! Meanwhile, a temporary guitarist has been engaged for the upcoming shows.
Finnish metallers Wolfheart have recently shared a new video for the track "The Hunt" from their debut album Winterborn. The album was recently reissued (with two bonus tracks) by their new label Spinefarm Records. Check out the clip directed by Valtteri Hirvonen below.
British prog rockers Magnum are releasing a new live album which was recorded at selected venues from their successful Escape From The Shadow Garden European tour in the spring of 2014. The set list comprises songs chosen from 7 of their 18 studio albums, the band have produced this album so that fans can fully appreciate the songs penned from Magnum's beginning, in the 1970s, right up to the present day.
The Eternal have a little gift for you. To celebrate just over ten years since the release of The Eternal's debut album The Sombre Light Of Isolation, the band has re-recorded 5 songs with the current line-up and special guest Chris Stevenson, original Keyboard player and co-founder. You can watch below a lyric video for ''Down'' on YouTube. As previously reported, the band is also releasing a new live album/DVD and share now another live video online for ''Everlasting''.
Minsk fans had to wait six years for another new album from the band. Set to drop via Relapse Records this spring, the post-metal band's new musical offering is called The Crash & The Draw and today you get to hear a piece from it. The song "To The Garish Remembrance Of Failure" is available for your listening pleasure below. Satisfy your curiosity now and beware the heaviness!
Hold on to your hat because Arcturus just announced their new album! Yes, ten years after the release of Sideshow Symphonies, they are releasing Arcturian on May 8th. Prophecy Productions feel honoured and are excited to welcome Arcturus to its artist roster as well. This also means that the new album details are out in the open. Feast your eyes on it below. It is finally happening folks!
After streaming a new song, progressive metal outfit Kontinuum are slowly starting to reveal more about their new album. Now we know that the follow-up to Earth Blood Magic is coming out on April 20th via Candlelight Records and will be called Kyrr. Apart from that, you can also take a look at the album cover and tracklist below. What do you think about it?
If you want to enjoy some more material from Enslaved's new album In Times, stop what you are doing! The Norwegians just premiered the new track, or at least part of it, "One Thousand Years Of Rain", and you can stream it right here right now. The song is available through the lyric video below. With their new album to be released less than two weeks from now, does this song make you want to hear more? Share your impressions.
Today is a big day for German power metal legends Helloween as they have revealed the first details about their new album. With the release of their 15th studio album due on May 29th, the pumpkin heads release My God-Given Right 30 years after their first self-titled EP. Check out the snowy cover artwork below! How excited are you for the follow-up to Straight Out Of Hell?
The Swedes Europe are about to unleash their tenth album, War Of Kings. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (and engineered by John Netti), the record drops in the UK on March 2nd, Japan on March 4th (via JVC), rest of Europe on March 6th and in the U.S. on March 10th. Two songs from the album, "Days Of Rock 'N' Roll" and "Nothin' To Ya", can now be heard at this location. Make sure to listen now because the tracks are only available for streaming until the morning of Friday, February 27th. Is it the quality you were expecting?
Last year, Nick Cordle parted ways with Arch Enemy and guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis took his place. Now the guitarist has a new gig. Sanctuary has parted ways with guitarist Brad Hull and has replaced him with Nick Cordle (ex-Arch Enemy, Arsis). He will join the Seattle band on their upcoming European dates.