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The last few days have been busy for Avenged Sevenfold and it culminates with the surprise release of their new album The Stage, out today via Capitol Records. They decided to release an album with no advance notice. The band performed live yesterday from the top of the Capitol Records Tower and live streamed it to their fans across the world. You can watch their performance here. As for the album The Stage, check out all the details about it below, just now revealed officially.
These are rough times for Scale The Summit. According to statements posted on their Facebook page, drummer J.C. Bryant and bassist Mark Mitchell have left the progressive group to pursue other projects, leaving Chris Letchford as the only member of the band. Both statements can be read below. Meanwhile, guitarist Chris Letchford has announced a new drummer for the band, Charlie Engen. New music is in the works for their next album as well.
The Scottish one-man folk infused black metal act Saor is now streaming their upcoming release entitled Guardians in full. The album will be released November 11th via Northern Silence Productions, and can be purchased here. Metal Storm has recently interviewed Saor, which can be read over here. Check out the album below and be sure to give us your thoughts!
After revealing their new lineup and upcoming album, Bethlehem have now shared new music from Bethlehem. The German black metal band has made the track "Kalt' Ritt In Leicht Faltiger Leere" (Cold Ride in Flimsy Wrinkled Void) available online and you can give it a spin here. What are you waiting for? Don't forget to tell us what you think about it.
Iron Mask, the power metal band from Belgium, just debuted a brand new video clip! Now fronted by Diego Valdez (Helker), check out the band in action on the video for "I Don't Forget, I Don't Forgive", which is taken from their latest album, Diabolica, which was released on September 30th.
Narrator And Remains is the new album from Acrosome and it has just been announced. The Turkish black metal outfit of mastermind Doğuşcan Apel aka DA shared its first details today. Two songs, "Crossbreed Rising" and "In The Wake Of Foot Traces", can already be listened to on Bandcamp. Dive into the music! Narrator And Remains is due to be released on December 15th, 2016 via Dusktone.
German pagan black metal act Thormesis has completed the work on their fifth longplayer, which will be released in early 2017 via MDD Records. The band self-recorded and produced the successor of Freier Wille - Freier Geist. The album's artwork will be created by Bloodboy and Hubert Dürr (Internus). Most album details are still under wraps, so expect more news shortly.
Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons Enslaved will release The Sleeping Gods - Thorn compilation on November 11th via By Norse Music. A full-length album comprised of rare material from 2010-2011, this is a unique collection of experimental recordings connecting with the band's early roots. In advance of its release, the band is currently streaming the tune "Heimvegen" for public consumption. Enjoy the epic track here!
After some teasers, today you finally get to hear a full new song from Urfaust. The Dutch black metal duo just premiered the track "Meditatum II" off their first new studio album in six years, Empty Space Meditation. Stream "Meditatum II" right here and tell us if it lives up to your expectations. The album will be unleashed on October 28th under Ván Records.
Shortly after releasing their fresh new album, The Ninth Hour, the Finns Sonata Arctica announce that they will return to Europe for another trek in 2017. The band finished their European tour with Swedish adventure metallers Twilight Force last Saturday with a sold out show in Bochum, Germany. After their forthcoming North American tour, the band will hit European stages once again starting on February 20th, 2017. Support on this leg will come from Norwegian metallers Triosphere (February 20th - March 20th), also Finland-based heavy metallers Thunderstone (March 22nd - April 9th) and Canadian heavy metallers Striker. See all the dates below!
Entombed A.D. have released a music video for their song "Dead Dawn", which is the title track from their most recent album, out since February via Century Media. On their horrifying new video, zombies will attack, so you can expect some fun!
British death metallers Dyscarnate have shared some good news with their fans. They have joined forces with Unique Leader Records and will be releasing their third full-length album in the first quarter of 2017! This marks the first step in a new chapter for Dyscarnate and the group will be entering the studio next month to record their "darkest and most focused record to date."
A few days ago, Finnish doom metallers Ordog shared the release date for their new album. Now, it's time to hear some new music and the band has shared online the new song "Sundered". Check it out below. The Grand Wall will drop on November 21st via MFL Records in association with Solitude Productions and Frozen Light.
A few days prior to its official release, Italian atmospheric black metal outfit Earth And Pillars has made available online for streaming their upcoming sophomore album Pillars I. You can stream the whole album at Invisible Oranges. Tell us what you think about the successor to Earth I.
Greece-based metallers Hail Spirit Noir are about to release their new album set for October 28th via Dark Essence Records. However, you can stream the entire piece right now online. Enjoy it while you can! The band's 3rd album is called Mayhem In Blue and is available in full at this location. Do you think it is a good album?