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Delain just announced that they will embark on their first ever co-headline tour through the U.S. in April/May 2017 with HammerFall. After extensively touring the United States on several support runs in the last few years, the Dutch group will hit the road in support of their new album Moonbathers and offer their U.S. fans the full Delain experience. Check out the dates below and let us know if you'll be attending.
Heavy metal unit Grave Digger just revealed the first details about their new album, which will be their first in three years. So far, they have unveiled the title, tracklist and release date. Mark your calendars for January 13th, 2017. The band will start the year with a bang, Healed By Metal. Feast your eyes on the majestic cover art.
Megadeth have a new video out for the tune "Conquer Or Die". The track appears on their current album, Dystopia. The U.S. metallers now feature Kiko Loureiro on guitar and Dirk Verbeuren on drums, alongside founders guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson. You can catch them live on the Dystopia World Tour - North America Fall 2016 until October. The video can be enjoyed below.
Suicide Silence are releasing a new album next year! The deathcore band now fronted by Eddie Hermida released You Can't Stop Me back in 2014 but their new and self-titled record is dropping next year in February. The album has been completed and on SiriusXM this weekend, the band officially revealed that their fifth studio album was produced by Ross Robinson.
Last year, the Norwegians Shining (NOR) released their latest record, International Blackjazz Society. Almost a year later, they release a new video from it. The experimental metallers decided to showcase the track "House Of Control". You can watch the video directed by Juliette Beavan right now here.
Up-and-coming Swedish heavy metallers Lancer have signed a contract with German metal giants in Nuclear Blast. The first results of this fruitful union can be reaped very soon. After working on their third record, Mastery has been finished, and the ten-track opus is set for a January 13th, 2017 release. Once again, the cover artwork was created by Dimitar Nikolov (Ross The Boss, Majesty). The final layout was done by Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Machine Head). Check it out.
Mono have shared online a new music video for their single ''Requiem For Hell''. It was directed by Harri Haataja and filmed by Vesa Ranta. The video is pretty entertaining. See it for yourself below. Requiem For Hell will drop through Pelagic Records (Europe) and Temporary Residence Ltd. (North America) on October 14th.
Earlier this year, there was a split in the Eluveitie camp which meant that drummer Merlin Sutter, vocalist and hurdy gurdy player Anna Murphy and guitarist Ivo Henzi departed the band. They did say, however, that they would have a new project. And here it is! Cellar Darling is born and today you can hear the first fruits of their labour, the music. The band has now released two songs, "Challenge" and "Fire, Wind & Earth". Don't miss it!
The first Leprous live DVD is coming! Live At Rockfeller Music Hall marks the Norwegian progressive metal band's first live release. This DVD/CD/LP package will come out worldwide on November 25th, 2016 on InsideOut Music and Ihsahn also made a special appearance. Recorded live at a hometown show in Oslo on June 4th of this year, Live At Rockfeller Music Hall will arrive on various formats, including a limited DVD+2CD digipak, standalone DVD, 2CD jewelcase, gatefold 3LP + 2CD and as digital download audio. See the tracklist and cover below.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, thirty people were arrested during the first day of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest at San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, California. Ten other attendees were transported to the hospital for various medical reasons. Most of the arrests on Saturday, September 24th, were alcohol-related.
Melodic death metallers Words Of Farewell, from Germany, have just shared the cover artwork of their upcoming album to be titled A Quiet World. The talented Stanis W. Decker, who has also worked for bands like Megadeth, Monument, Kissin' Dynamite and many more, designed the cover artwork, which you can see here now. Mark your calendars for November 18th. That's when A Quiet World hits stores via AFM Records.
Skyharbor are showcasing their new single online and for that, they have released a brand new music video. The new single is called "Chemical Hands" and the progressive/djent unit have some good news. This new song is taken from the group's upcoming new album, due for release in February of next year. Guiding Lights is finally getting a follow-up!
2017 will be a big year for Today Is The Day, who have joined the roster of The End Records. The U.S. band has new releases in store for 2017, including the reissuing of the record Temple Of The Morning Star on vinyl, CD and digital for its 20th anniversary. They will also do a one-time only tour performing Temple Of The Morning Star from beginning to end in the USA, Canada, Europe and more. Moreover, the band is currently writing their next album and will record it in the next few months.
As you probably know by now, Blindead are releasing a new album called Ascension. In fact, the band has already shared the opening track "Hearts" off their upcoming output before. Well, today you get to hear more new tunes. It's the new track "Ascend", now available on the YouTube player located below. Ascension will see the light of day on the 21st of October, 2016 through Mystic Production.
Ever since Dark Tranquillity announced their forthcoming album, Atoma, I have been incredibly eager to listen to a first track, and here it comes! Courtesy of Century Media Records and their official YouTube channel we are offered a video and a chance to listen to "The Pitiless".