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Remember Conquering Dystopia? The new supergroup featuring guitarists Jeff Loomis, Keith Merrow, bassist Alex Webster and drummer Alex Rüdinger has been kind enough to share their entire debut album online. The album's officially release is today and so the album is available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, and many other places. As for the streaming, you can hear the result of these great musicians efforts on their website. Satisfy your curiosity now.
2013 was truly an eventful year for German metallers Dew-Scented. The band released a special anniversary compilation Insurgent, toured Europe with Testament in April, performed at several outstanding festivals (including the inaugural Full Metal Cruise as well as Wacken Open Air) and then finished the year by touring Europe again with Death Angel. Leaving that behind, the main focus for Dew-Scented in 2014 will be the intense work on their 10th full-length studio album, which shall see the light in early 2015, tentatively.
Candiria, formed in Brooklyn in 1992, are back after a 6 year hiatus with The Invaders. In the best news for fans of the band in years, the group is now releasing a new 7-inch with Giant MKT. And that is not all. After the release of The Invaders, Candiria plans to release an EP later in 2014. The new 7" will be released on April 29th, 2014 and limited to a run of 500.
After you listened to the single "Your Body Is A Battleground", now it's time to check out snippets of all of the new songs that will appear on The Human Contradiction, Delain's impending new album. It is their fourth album to date that will hit stores in April via Napalm Records. What are your impressions of what you heard of the new songs so far?
Power metallers Brainstorm have recently released a brand new video. While their new album Firesoul is coming on April 4th via AFM Records, you can hear the new song "Firesoul" and title track of the album now. Just click play on the YouTube clip available below and enjoy the song. What do you think about it?
While you wait for the new Absu album, The Crypt has announced a cooperation with Absu members Proscriptor and Equitant for the release of Origin: War And Magick, deluxe 12" vinyl editions of Magus - Ruminations Of Debauchery and Dolmen - On The Eve Of War, with the exact date yet to be confirmed.
While fans of Swedish doom metal band The Equinox Ov The Gods would want to hear news of a new album, it has been reported that they are currently in the studio recording a cover version of the song "Children Of The Grey" for the upcoming tribute to Lake Of Tears.
California's extreme metallers Embryonic Devourment will hit the road next month as part of the 'Brutal Alliance Tour 2014' in support of their latest newest release, Reptilian Agenda, out since December, 2013. The band will be joined by Abolishment Of Flesh and The Opaque on a two-week march across the West, Southwest and Midwestern United States.
In their last tour recap, Cradle Of Filth revealed that they will soon begin writing material for a new album to follow The Manticore And Other Horrors. The band concluded a tour in Europe with Behemoth, In Solitude, Inquisition and Svarttjern. Furthermore, the band also documented and shared two live videos for you to enjoy. The first one features the band performing "Beneath The Howling Stars" (from Cruelty And The Beast) and also "Haunted Shores" from their Dusk... And Her Embrace opus. Enjoy!
On March 21st, Norwegian black metallers Satyricon will deliver a very special show at Rockefeller in Oslo and the last guests have been confirmed. The band will be joined by a Brass Ensemble consisting of members from the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and The Norwegian Radio Orchestra. Some of these guys performed both on Now, Diabolical and The Age Of Nero, and live with Satyricon in the past. With Nocturno Culto from Darkthrone already confirmed as special guest on Nemesis Divina songs, Thorns mastermind Snorre Ruch will be there performing classic Thorns songs that Satyr recorded with him, and Sivert Høyem is joining for the new single "Phoenix".
Are you ready for some doom? Ordog, the Finnish metallers, have recently posted online a new song called ''Enter The Void". The track comes from their upcoming new album Trail For The Broken which will be released digitally worldwide by Violent Journey Records on March 21st. Hear the first sounds of the album right now.
By now, you might have heard of Devil You Know, the new band of Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage) with Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) and John Sankey (Devolved). The group has recently premiered the first single from their upcoming debut album The Beauty Of Destruction. The song is called "Seven Years Alone". Find out what the band sounds like through the clip below.
Swedish metal band Crucified Barbara has signed a recording and publishing deal with Despotz Records. They are currently in the studio completing their fourth album scheduled to be released in August 2014 to follow The Midnight Chase, released two years ago.
Tech death metal outfit Gigan will hit the road across the United States this coming May, to execute 'Ceremonies And Hallucinations Tour'. This one-month long tour starts on May 2nd in Appleton, WI and will be concluded on May 25th in Las Vegas, NV together with Negură Bunget, who will be also touring across US in May/June. The complete list of tour dates awaits you under the official flyer.
Epica have presented the second part of the studio documentary of The Quantum Enigma, which gives you another opportunity to hear bits of new music from the album. The Dutch band warns that this video contains a lot of new music. If you are curious, just watch the video below and tell us what you think.