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Agalloch are preparing for their upcoming European trek. The band has recently announced that they are also taking French metallers Crown with them on this tour as main support. On this tour, the Americans are showcasing their newest record, The Serpent & The Sphere. Check out all the finalized dates of the tour below and join the fun in July and August.
Swiss sludge/doomsters Zatokrev recently filmed a video for the track "Bleeding Island", taken from their latest album Silk Spiders Underwater..., and now that video has officially debuted online. If you haven't listened to their new album yet, this is your opportunity to check out a new song below. If you have, just enjoy the clip. It was filmed and arranged by Lionel Weitnauer.
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.
A tragic event occurred at Chevelle's show in Chicago on Friday night. A man fell to his death from a catwalk at the Aragon Ballroom over the weekend, the Chicago Tribune reports. He fell onto two protruding pieces of metal at the North Side venue Friday, according to police. Police are investigating his death, which occurred shortly after he fell about 10:20 p.m. Friday during a Chevelle concert at the venue. The show was immediately ended.
Borealis have some new music to share today. The band's new album Purgatory is scheduled for release on June 19th (Europe) and July 21st (North America) via AFM Records. The first single "My Peace" is available now for your listening pleasure in the YouTube clip below. What do you think of this new song from the Canadian power metallers?
Black metallers Heretoir are working on new music. After releasing the last album Heretoir back in 2011, the German quartet is very busy working on the last compositions for their second album, The Circle. According to the group, there will be a collaboration on the album that the fans will be pleased about even though they didn't announce who it is yet.
German thrashers Accu§er announced that they will play in the Fall of Summer Festival (France), on September 4th, 2015. The second edition of the Fall of Summer metal festival will take place on Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of September 2015, in Torcy (30 km from Paris, France). Other confirmed acts include Ihsahn, Abbath, Destruction, Candlemass, Nile, Triptykon, among others.
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.
Alcest and Lantlôs are joining forces for a German tour. Probably other countries would like to see this package, but for now the bands will only play a German tour in September. The tour will also include two festivals in Switzerland and The Netherlands where Alcest will perform. See dates and details below.
U.D.O. have been touring in support of their latest album Decadent. Now they have just announced that they will release their new live DVD titled Navy Metal Night on July 31st! It will be available as a DVD plus 2CD, Blu-ray plus 2CD and gatefold vinyl. Stay tuned for more info. For now, the veteran heavy metallers have unveiled the cover art of the release.
The latest full-length studio installation from Chicago experimental outfit Locrian has been completed, as the trio prepares to release Infinite Dissolution through Relapse Records on July 24th. In addition to the album's release date, tracklist and cover artwork, a trailer containing samples of several of the record's tracks has also been issued. You can take a look at all the info below as well as the music, of course. Is the new album sounding promising?
Here is a new slice of music form deathcore unit Slice The Cake. Three years have passed since the band released their latest album, Other Slices, and they are preparing to release a new one. Below you can enjoy their new single "The Exile Part II - The City Of Destruction" to get a taste of what's to come. Their new record Odyssey To The West is coming soon on Subliminal Groove Records.
Fear Factory have lifted the veil on their new album and follow-up to The Industrialist. Three years later, the industrial group is releasing their upcoming 9th studio release, Genexus. It will be released on August 7th worldwide via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The record was co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with Cazares and Bell and mixed by Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Testament, Exodus, Machine Head). Also, Mike Heller played drums on the new album.
You might remember that last year Ne Obliviscaris launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to do a world tour. The campaign was very successful and the band is now announcing several new shows for the summer. There are many countries booked in, but there are lots more in the works, so stay tuned if your country isn't listed yet. The band promises to announce more shows. See below the dates already booked for now in support of the band's newest album Citadel.