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The Swedes Draconian have some sad news and some good news to share with their fans. Firstly, they are parting ways with bassist Fredrik Johansson, who was in the band for 10 years, but he leaves now to spend more time with his family. Daniel Änghede will take over bass duties on tour while Tarald Lie from Tristania will be behind the drumkit as Jerry Torstensson will be enjoying his newborn daughter.
Proggers Haken have come up with an interesting way to announce their new album. Check it out here. Their awaited fourth studio album will be released on April 29th via Inside Out Music under the title of Affinity. What about hearing some new material as well? It's available below just as a tease if you can't wait any longer.
Candlemass' bassist and songwriter Leif Edling has launched a new solo project called The Doomsday Kingdom. After launching his new band Avatarium in 2013, Leif Edling is now focusing on solo material. You can already hear some previews of the material below.
Skeletonwitch have recently completed recording a new EP, the Ohio quintet's first new material since 2013's critically acclaimed Serpents Unleashed. The as-yet-untitled release, tentatively due out this summer, was recorded last month with Kevin Bernsten at Baltimore's Developing Nations and will feature the group's new vocalist, whose identity will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Austin Lunn's Panopticon are finally making their debut live performance! The atmospheric black metal band will be one of the headliners at Migration Fest 2016, performing ...On The Subject Of Mortality in full as their first ever public live show. The fest had already announced its first names before, but this is their first headliner announcement.
Sabaton's upcoming Heroes On Tour DVD will see the light of day on March 4th via Nuclear Blast. Now the Swedish power metal unit has shared another appetizer clip from the release for the tune "Carolus Rex", the title track of their 2012 album, filmed at their own Sabaton Open Air 2015.
Mighty Music has welcomed Mean Man, the band of former W.A.S.P. guitarist, Chris Holmes, to the family. On Friday, the 25th of March, the new solo album C.H.P. will be released on CD and on all digital sales and streaming channels worldwide through Mighty Music.
As Cobalt prepares for the release of their new studio album Slow Forever, the band is ready to give fans the first taste of what they can expect on March 25th when the album drops through Profound Lore Records. Today, you can listen to the 9-minute song entitled "Beast Whip", available for streaming exclusively at NPR. Check out the song there and then share your impressions of it.
Prepare to enter the world of Fallujah's Dreamless. The progressive death metal band has just revealed the first details regarding their awaited new album to follow The Flesh Prevails. Nuclear Blast Entertainment will release Dreamless on April 29th and the cover has just been revealed along with the song titles. Check out the artwork created by Peter Mohrbacher below and speculate about what the band might bring this time around on their third album.
Deströyer 666 have put on a new music video for the title track of their newest album Wildfire. This is their 3rd single off the album after "Live And Burn" and "Hymn To Dionysus". The video, directed by Costin Chioreanu, can be enjoyed on the Vimeo player below. And you can grab the album on February 26th via Season Of Mist.
Norwegian folk/Viking metallers Mistur are getting ready for the release of their new album, which will be entitled In Memoriam and will be released on Dark Essence Records this year. And to celebrate this event, they have released a new song called "Downfall" which you can check out via their Bandcamp page.
News just in: Finnish metallers Swallow The Sun were revoked from playing at their upcoming Dubai concert (February 12th) by the local authorities, says label Metal East Records. This comes after the band were accused that their concert in Dubai would be "promoting devil-worshiping". Just last year, Aborted's show in Dubai was also shut down.
Napalm Records and Be'lakor are proud to announce a worldwide deal to release the band's upcoming albums. The Australian band had promised updates soon and here it is. Their fourth album is planned to be released this year, with the exact date yet to be revealed. This also means more shows outside of Australia for them.
The Black Dahlia Murder have a few news to share today, good and bad news. After releasing their new album, Abysmal, the band has announced another headlining trek - this time, taking the show back to their roots! With Fallujah and Disentomb as support, the band plans to play their first full-length, Unhallowed (2003), in its entirety during the run, performing at intimate venues across the USA that haven't seen The Black Dahlia Murder since their debut was released. Brandon Ellis will join them on the road as the band's touring guitarist and replacement for Ryan Knight, who amicably parted ways with the group.