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Avantgarde metal band Kekal from Jakarta continues to release songs from their upcoming album Multilateral. This time it's the title track, which you can get at their Bandcamp page and also download it for free. And you can also listen to it below.
Recently, Omitrevealed the title as well as the cover artwork for their upcoming sophomore album, Medusa Truth Part 1. Now the band has taken a step further and disclosed the release date for the new album, set to be released worldwide on November 26th. In addition to that, the doom metal band posted a picture with the tracklist of the new album which is available below. The opus will feature three songs and one of them is a 26-minute track!
Sweden's Sister Sin have a new album soon to be released called Black Lotus. The heavy metallers are streaming it in advance of its release on Monday via Victory Records. Play it loud in the YouTube player below. You can sit back, relax and just enjoy the entire record below.
Polish death metallers Decapitated are currently touring in North America with Gwar but unfortunately they reported today that they had a serious van accident this Friday. The good news is that they are all okay and the tour will continue despite the accident and the state of their van.
Extreme metal legends Carcass have recently released a lyric video for the new song entitled "Livestock Marketplace". The song, which was the last remaining song from the Surgical Steel recording sessions yet to be released, will appear on the band's forthcoming EP Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel. The EP also features the 3 other non-album tracks recorded during the Surgical Steel sessions. The video for the new song can be streamed below.
Currently on tour in North America in support of their new album War Eternal, Arch Enemy will be releasing a 7" split with Kreator, who are direct support on the run. Arch Enemy, now fronted by Alissa White-Gluz, covered the Judas Priest classic "Breaking The Law" for this special release. To hear their version of the track, just click play on the Soundcloud player available below.
With To-Mera on a hiatus, two of the band's founding members, vocalist Julie Kiss and guitarist Tom MacLean are now focusing on their new project: Euphonia. Described as an "atmospheric prog rock project," Euphonia just presented their new single, called "Breathless". You can listen to the track for free at their Bandcamp page. Did it whet your appetite?
While you wait for the new Cadaveria album to drop, the band has released a new single which is included on their upcoming album entitled Silence, to be made available on November 18th via Scarlet Records. The single is entitled Carnival Of Doom and it can already be found on iTunes. You can view the cover artwork for the single below. As for the music, check out the song "Carnival Of Doom" streaming exclusively on Bandcamp.
German post-metallers Downfall Of Gaia are streaming online another new track off their upcoming album Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay. The nearly 9-minute song is called "To Carry Myself To The Grave" and you can give it a listen at this location. Satisfy your curiosity. Was it worth your time?
Soused, the collaboration between drone doom metallers Sunn O))) and experimental musician Scott Walker was released this week. Some of you have probably already listened to it. Well, recently they've unveiled a short film, for the album's opening track, "Brando". French-Austrian artist, choreographer and director Gisèle Vienne has made the film titled Brando, inspired by, and using, Scott Walker and Sunn O)))'s song of the same name. Watch it here and give us your impressions of the piece.
Italian black metal masters Opera IX have finally unveiled today a new lineup after the departure of their vocalist Marco "The Bard" De Rosa. Abigail Dianaria returns and is the new vocalist of the band. A new line-up usually means new material in the making but no confirmation has been made just yet. Are you excited about the new developments?
Taake are releasing a new album! Three years after their latest Noregs Vaapen output, the Norwegian black metal band has announced the first details of what will be their sixth full-length album. Titled Stridens Hus, the seven-track album is set for release on the 8th of December worldwide, with the exception of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where the album will appear on the 12th of December via Dark Essence Records. And you can already listen to a new song right now. It's called "Det Fins En Prins". Go ahead and take the 8-minute journey right here.
Good news for Wolfheart as the band just signed with Spinefarm Records. We already knew that Tuomas Saukkonen's new band was recording their next album. Now we know that the new opus, titled Shadow World, is due out in mid-2015 and Spinefarm Records will also re-release their 2013 debut, Winterborn, with two additional bonus tracks on February 3rd of next year.
Heavy metallers Battle Beast have been working this year to release the successor of their self-titled album which was released in 2013. The new album, entitled Unholy Savior, will be out on January 9th, 2015 in Europe and January 15th, 2015 in the US via Nuclear Blast. So better mark your calendars folks! Meanwhile, feast your eyes on the cover below and find out more about this record.