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With the previously announced release of Ordeal, due out September 18th through Svart Records, the Finnish doom maestros Skepticism have revealed the brand-new video for "The Departure", to give the fans a taste of what's to come.
In a one minute teaser, short and to the point, San Francisco-located experimental metal band Deafheaven announced the release of their third, as-yet-untitled full-length album, due out in October through Anti Records. Though the words "New Bermuda" flashes by in the teaser, more details are yet to be revealed.
One of Fates Warning' masterpieces, A Pleasant Shade Of Gray, released in 1997, is being reissued by Metal Blade. The progressive metal legends will be releasing a 3 CD/DVD deluxe reissue of their critically acclaimed release on October 2nd. A Pleasant Shade Of Gray is a single song that is divided into twelve tracks and a progressive metal classic.
Kataklysm continue their video series for the new album, Of Ghosts And Gods. After releasing the first video for the track "Breaching The Asylum" a few days ago, the death metallers have since then released four other new concept videos. Essentially, fans will listen to the ten tracks on the album before its release. Below you can watch the videos for the song "Vindication", "Thy Serpent's Tongue", "Marching Through Graveyards" and "The Black Sheep". So, there is plenty of material to discover. Enjoy!
Kauan are back! The Russian folk/doom metallers have been releasing albums in quick succession over the last few years and have now announced Sorni Nai, their seventh album in only eight years. Sorni Nai is a concept album that references and expands upon territory explored in their previous work Pirut, showcasing a single 52-minute long track, twisting through lush string orchestrations into sinister and operatic doom metal. The album will be released on October 20th, 2015 via Blood Music. Find out more about the concept below and check out the cover and tracklist as well.
Tarja, who is recording a new metal/rock album to follow Colours In The Dark, has also announced her first classical debut solo album. This September 11th, 2015 sees the release of Ave Maria - En Plein Air on earMUSIC. The album features 12 "Ave Maria" songs by a wide variety of composers. Tarja Turunen breathes life into some of the most loved and rare songs of Paolo Tosti, David Popper, Astor Piazzolla, and Johann Sebastian Bach/Charles Gounod, among others. The closing track of the album presents a composition by Tarja Turunen herself.
While there aren't many details about it yet, recording sessions are underway for a new studio album from Drowning Pool. In fact, drummer Mike Luce has already recorded all the drum parts for the new record. After releasing Resilience in 2013, the band didn't waste any time to make another record. You can follow the progress of the recordings on the band's Instagram.
The Polish black metal duo Mgła have announced the release of Exercises In Futility, due out late summer 2015 through Northern Heritage and No Solace. A new song from the upcoming album, entitled "Exercises In Futility II", can be streamed below.
The Finnish band HIM set up a pleasant surprise for the audience of Qstock festival in Oulu, Finland with a secret performance. The festival had originally booked Ville Valo's solo project Rambo Rimbaud, but Valo and the rest of the band apparently decided otherwise and introduced their new drummer, Jukka "Kosmo" Kröger, on stage. Jukka previously played in the Finnish pop-rock group Herra Ylppö & Ihmiset.
Fans of New Jersey-based thrash metal veterans Overkill take notice. The group recently inked a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records and their first worldwide release on Nuclear Blast will be a special box set, HistoriKill: 1995 - 2007 which will be released on October 16th and will include eleven Overkill albums on 13 CDs and a bonus CD (including demos, remixes and an unreleased cover song) in digi sleeves.
Dave Wyndorf and his henchmen recently completely rearranged and boosted the album Last Patrol and christened it Milking The Stars: A Reimagining Of Last Patrol. Now Monster Magnet go back even further to 2010 and their Mastermind album. The new release will be called Cobras And Fire (The Mastermind Redux) and the first song "Mastermind '69" is already available here. Enjoy the psychedelic trip!
Eschatos are facing a line-up change. Jānis Kaneps is no longer the black metal band's keyboardist. The group has officially welcomed Marko Rass to their family as their new keyboardist. Marko has already been with Eschatos since the recording of their new album, The Grand Noir, and now he's joining their live line-up as well.